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Drew Central Reading Project Successful

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

Drew Central Elementary and Middle School Libraries in conjunction with SEARK Reading Council sponsored the “Changing” a Life community project during the month of January. Students were asked to bring change (pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters) to put in their class collection jar. The students voted for the animals they wanted to purchase for the Heifer Project.  The students collected $1008 and were able to purchase 2 llamas, a goat, a pig, a sheep, 2 hives of honeybees, 4 flocks of chickens, and 4 flocks of ducks to be given to families in countries were the Heifer Project provides animals and education.  Heifer International is an Arkansas based charity.

Ms. Susan Cossey’s class collected the most money in the elementary school and Mrs. Sandy Powell’s Class was the middle school winners.

DC Grad. Jessica Faith Releases Nashville Video

Friday, January 30th, 2015

Drew Central graduate Jessica Faith (Wishard) has just released a video to her song “without a fight”.

It has been a year since Jessica became a “GRAMMY Amplifier 2014 Winner”.

Since that time, the Grammy’s sent her to South by Southwest in Austin, TX to open for superstar Aloe Blacc, and filming a professional music video in Nashville.

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Drew Central Elementry Star Students

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Drew Central Choir Booster Club Basket Winners

Saturday, November 15th, 2014

Drew Central High School Choir Boosters announce the Themed Basket Winners.
Congratulations to the winners of our basket drawing:

Rebecca Groeteke – Ladies Night Out.
Ashley Wright – Music.
Chris Booker – Tailgate Basket.

Untitled-1 copyLadies’ Night Out Basket Value: $252

Untitled-2 copyMusic Basket Value: $ 500

Untitled-3 copyTailgate Basket Value: $85

Untitled-4 copyHunting Basket Value: $150
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Drew Central Announces Its Policy For Free And Reduced Price Meals

Friday, August 8th, 2014

Drew Central School District today announces its policy for providing free and reduced price meals for children served under the National School Lunch Program, Afterschool Snack Program, and School Breakfast Program. Each school and/or the central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party. The price charged for a paid student lunch is $1.75.

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Drew Central Fourth Graders Learn About “Cephalopods: The Jet Set”

Monday, May 5th, 2014

DSC00174Drew Central fourth grade students in Eva Arrington’s class learned about “Cephalopods: The Jet Set.” Students learned to classify by kingdom, phylum, and class. They worked with their lab partner and researched the four main types of cephalopods: octopus, squid, cuttlefish, and nautilus. Cephalopod means head and feet. Cephalopods do not have a torso.

The Distance Learning program at Drew Central Elementary in conjunction with the Alaska Sealife Center in Seward, Alaska guided students on dissecting squid. Students discovered the ink sac which squids use to confuse their enemies. They located the eyes, mouth, two tentacles, pen, etc. Students looked for the reproductive system to determine if their squid was a male or female. Another discovery was that squids have bilateral symmetry.

Author Visits Drew Central Schools

Friday, February 28th, 2014
(L- R) Brittany Thompson, Drew Frasure, Mr. Morris, Jorge Bran, and John Austin Bradford

(L- R) Brittany Thompson, Drew Frasure, Mr. Morris, Jorge Bran, and John Austin Bradford

Author Rooster Morris from Rockdale, Texas visited with Drew Central Elementary and Middle School students. Mr. Morris performed songs from his CD that accompanies his book series Axle Galench. He gave the students a book talk from the first book in the series Axle Galench and the Gate of No Return. The students were spellbound as Mr. Morris told the story of Axle Galench using different voices for each character and also making sound effects with his voice.

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Drew Central Students Performed During Russell Athletic Bowl & Macy’s Christmas Parade In December

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

KELLIE AND APRIL2Congratulations goes out to two Drew Central students who performed at the Russell Athletic Bowl and the Universal Studios Macy’s Christmas Parade in December. Senior Cheer Captain, Kellie Moore and Junior Co-Captain, April Vincent received the honor of All American Dream Team at the B2 (B Squared) Cheer Camp during the past summer. Due to receiving this honor, they performed during the bowl game halftime show in front of a crowd of over 51,000.

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Former DC Grad, Jessica Faith, Wins Grammy Amplifier Award – Listed on ITunes

Sunday, February 9th, 2014

jessica wallflowerJessica Wishard, as she’s know to her Drew Central classmates recently was selected as a winner in the Grammy’s Amplified Awards. Out of over 5,000 entrants, she was one of only 3 shosen for the honor.image

Amplifier Center Stage’s online platform allows emerging musicians to share their songs for a chance to have their music vetted by a panel of some of the biggest names in music today.

Her lated CD EP is available on ITunew, as well.

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Flu & Local Schools

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

zzzbWith 28 deaths, statewide because, of the flu, MLive is taking a look at the flu situation from the Drew County perspective.

Several pharmacies and clinics still offer flu shots, which you may want to consider. if you haven’t had one yet.

The Arkansas Department of Education posts on their website school absentee rates by county statewide. each week. (more…)

Drew Central Junior High All-Region Choir Students

Friday, November 15th, 2013

DSC_0518 (2)Congratulations to following Drew Central students who auditioned for the Southeast Junior High All-Region Choir and were selected – Front Row: Reagen Gardner (38th chair, Soprano 2), Abbi Camden (14th chair, Soprano 1), Alissa Berry (25th chair, Soprano 1) Middle Row: Anna Coleman (4th chair, Soprano 2), Kilee Webb (8th chair, Alto 1), Abby Sass (6th chair, Alto 1), Reagan Berryman (12th chair, Tenor 2), Jake Harris (10th chair, Tenor 1)

Back Row: Zach Cater (8th chair, Tenor 2), Chauncey Shepherd (2nd chair, Tenor 2), Silvino Tinajero (5th chair, Bass 1), Kaylei Calhoun (8th chair, Soprano 1), A’Dejah Williams (20th chair, Soprano 1)

Not Pictured: Colt Caldwell (11th chair, Tenor 2), Dylan Gustafson (13th chair, Tenor 2)

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