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Drew Central 4th Grade Float Parade Winners

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

IMG_0193 copyDrew Central fourth graders researched different counties in Arkansas as part of a study of Arkansas History.  Using the information gathered,  students created floats out of shoe boxes and held the 3rd annual Arkansas float parade for the elementary students.

Float winners in pic:
1st Place-Daniel Chang
2nd Place-Blaine Caldwell
3rd-Graci Norris

Drew Central Fourth Graders Exploring Defined STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math)

Monday, February 15th, 2016

photoDrew Central fourth graders are exploring Defined STEM lessons with the use of classroom Chromebooks. Fourth graders were given a prompt “Child obesity in the United States has been a growing problem in the last ten years. This is a serious problem for kids. Scientist believe that child obesity is a growing health problem.What can you do to inform parents and children and to explain the benefits of exercise for children?”

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DC Fourth Graders Learn About Sacajawea, Louis & Clark

Saturday, January 23rd, 2016

photo 1Drew Central fourth graders are stepping back in time while reading The Story of Sacajawea, Guide to Lewis and Clark by Della Rowland.  After Thomas Jefferson negotiated the purchase of the Louisiana Territory in 1803, he chose Lewis to lead the expedition across the vast territory.  Lewis requested Clark as coleader.  One of the purposes of the Corps of Discovery was to record the natural resources.   (more…)

Drew Central Robotics’ Maiden Voyage into the Robotics Competition World

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

dc gearheads alliance memphisOn January, 16, 2016 the first year Drew Central 21st CCLC Robotics Team competed in the Collierville, TN Dragon VEX competition and placed 2nd. When the team arrived they were ranked 21 out of 21. During the 37 qualifications rounds, teams play as an “alliance”.

Each alliance consists of two teams randomly chosen and put together to show teamwork and to see how the alliance could work together and make their robots complement one another. Drew Central played 7 qualifying rounds and won each. At the end of the qualification match, DC Gearheads had advanced to 2nd place overall.

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Top Accelerated Reader Named For Drew Central Middle School

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

fk4l7flv copyKatelyn Bostian, sixth grader at Drew Central is the top Accelerated Reader in the middle school. The students get rewards for reading so many points. When they reach 200 points, they are given gift cards for each 100 points that they read and test. Katelyn asked that the money that would be spent on the gift cards be donated to a local animal shelter. Katelyn is a great example for the other students at Drew Central Middle School.

Drew Central 4th Graders Participate In 2015 One Hour Of Code Event

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

e2zn0gk7 copyDrew Central fourth graders participated in the 2015 One Hour of Code which is a one-hour activity designed for students of all ages.  

The largest learning event in history kicks off during Computer Science Education Week, December 7-13.  The goal was to have a global movement with millions of students from around the world learning about coding at the same time. Students can choose from a variety of self-guided tutorials, for kindergarten and up.  Once students see what they create right before their eyes, they’re empowered to keep going.  Why computer science?  Every 21st-century student should have the opportunity to take part in creating technology that’s changing the world.  The basics help nurture creativity and problem-solving skills, and prepare students for any future career.  By exposing both girls and boys to fundamental computing concepts on a level playing field, we can inspire today’s generation of students to build technology. (more…)

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.

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