Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Thursday, August 08, 2019
Cossatot River School District spent the summer refurbishing the interiors and waxing the floors of the schools, but the biggest project of the year is the ongoing process of building softball, baseball and soccer fields at the high school.
The Dierks Public School District plans to focus the 2019-20 school year on reducing absenteeism, improving reading skills and implementing professional learning communities (PLCs) among the teachers.
It will be a year of big changes at Legacy Academy, as the school, founded 12 years ago by Chad and Jessica Gallagher, moves to Lockesburg this year and graduates its first senior class.
Students at Horatio Schools need to be ready to work when school starts on Aug. 13, as there will be a strong focus on academics this year, according to Horatio School Superintendent Lee Smith, who begins his fifth year heading up the district. Smith said the district’s principals have been …
For the first time in 13 years, the De Queen School District will have a new leader at the helm; Jason Sanders will take over the reins from former Superintendent Bruce Hill, who retired last spring after a distinguished career in education. Sanders came to work as a district assistant super…
On July 1, Act 844 went into effect in Arkansas, allowing DACA students in Arkansas to receive in-state tuition. On Aug. 6, UA Cossatot announced that Johana Martinez was the first student at UA Cossatot to receive in-state tuition as a DACA student.
Wednesday, August 07, 2019
UA Cossatot has released the fall 2019 schedule of classes for the upcoming semester. Classes are set to begin on Monday, Aug. 12 and are available for students to take in various formats.
Friday, August 02, 2019
Ashley McBroom is a resident of De Queen, Arkansas, and a former UA Cossatot welding student. On July 31, Ashley and her husband drove 16 hours to their new home in Hartford, Wisc. McBroom is now employed to work as a laser welder for Steel Craft Corporation in Hartford where she will begin…
Monday, July 22, 2019
UA Cossatot will be offering self-defense classes for students and community members to take in August. These classes are broken up into different age groups for adults and children 7 years old and above.
Monday, July 15, 2019
More than 9,500 Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) members, advisers, alumni, and guests from across the country gathered in Anaheim, Calif., for the 2019 National Leadership Conference. The meeting provided three De Queen Junior High members with the opportunity to atte…
Monday, July 08, 2019
The first American agricultural fair dates back to the early 1800s with the Berkshire County Fair in Massachusetts, with a goal of creating a venue for farmers to come together, share information, and educate each other. Early fairs focused on the practical aspects of home farm life, such as…
Honor rolls for the spring semester at De Queen High School have been announced as follows:
Monday, July 01, 2019
On June 20, the Sevier County Coalition’s Live Well Sevier County Committee hosted the first Lunch-and-Learn event for the summer. The event was called “How Failing made us Successful." The presentation began at noon at UA Cossatot’s De Queen campus and was presented by physician assistant a…
UA Cossatot’s Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) program in Ashdown hosted and coordinated a camping themed Kid’s College for five to seven-year-olds on Thursday, June 20. The Kids College was a one-day event that lasted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The annual event is something the OTA program…
Two students from Cossatot River High School received national recognition during competition at the National Beta Convention in Oklahoma City, June 19-22. Sosha Richardson, of Grannis, placed first in the nation in drawing. She was also named Best of Show for all division I art entries for …
Monday, June 24, 2019
Fourteen high-school students from Howard and Sevier counties attended a Medical Applications of Science for Health (M*A*S*H) camp June 3-14 at Howard County Memorial Hospital in Nashville.
RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. — More than 50 high school students representing 34 Arkansas communities participated in the inaugural Arkansas Tech University First Generation Institute on Thursday, June 13, and Friday, June 14.
UA Cossatot has a Diesel Technology program at its De Queen campus for students who would like to pursue a career as a diesel technician or diesel mechanic. This program is new to UA Cossatot and will begin this fall.
Thursday, June 20, 2019
It is not too late to sign up for summer classes at UA Cossatot. The college has four courses that will be available for students to take starting on July 1. These classes are flex courses and will last for four weeks. The last day to sign up for one or more of these classes is June 28.
Honor rolls for second semester at De Queen Primary School have been announced as follows:
Friday, June 07, 2019
On June 22, UA Cossatot’s Young Alumni Board will be presenting the Colt Bolt 5K Glow Run at the Lockesburg City Park. The 5K starts and finishes at the park and is set to begin at 8 p.m. Registration will start at 7 p.m.
The University of Arkansas Cossatot Office of the Registrar releases spring Chancellor’s List and Vice Chancellor’s List recognizing honor students.
UA Cossatot broke a record at its spring graduation ceremony in Lockesburg on May 11. The Office of the Registrar at UA Cossatot announced that the college’s spring 2019 semester hit its highest record of graduates and awards in the college’s history.
Monday, June 03, 2019
The University of Arkansas Cossatot Office of the Registrar releases names of spring 2019 graduates and names of those graduating with honors.
UA Cossatot’s Occupational Therapy Assistant Program has been awarded a 10-year reaccreditation from the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE). ACOTE is the accrediting agency for occupational therapy education in the United States. Being accredited by (ACOTE) ens…
On April 10, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson signed two bills in support of DACA immigrants. House Bill 1552 grants nursing licenses to DACA students and House Bill 1684 grants in-state college tuition to those with DACA and other immigrant visas. This is a state law that will become effe…
Monday, May 27, 2019
Danielle Duggan, a student at Arkansas Tech University, was one of 20 western Arkansas students awarded a $1,000 academic scholarship from Farm Credit of Western Arkansas this spring.
Horatio Board of Education met on Monday, May 20th for regular board meeting in the administration building.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
April was Occupational Therapy Month, and on April 26, OTA students at the Ashdown campus celebrated the work OTA’s and OT’s do for people of all ages. Students in UA Cossatot’s OTA program made a special lunch to mark the occasion.
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Monday, May 20, 2019
The spring 2019 semester at UA Cossatot has now closed and summer classes are set to begin on June 3. UA Cossatot has many courses that are available for traditional and nontraditional students seeking to start, continue or finish their education.
On Friday, April 12, UA Cossatot’s Student Services department attended the Every Student Counts Conference in Russellville. The conference was hosted by Arkansas Tech, with support from NASPA (National Association of Student Personnel Administrators) to provide a one day conference for empl…
Friday, May 17, 2019
The deadline to apply for this year’s Physical Therapist Assistant Program at UA Cossatot is May 30. As UA Cossatot’s inaugural class of physical therapist assistant students plan to graduate this August, the college is currently accepting applications for the next cohort of the PTA program,…
Monday, May 13, 2019
De Queen-Mena Education Service Cooperative held a dedication ceremony in honor of Frank Scott on April 29. Together with his family, friends and co-op staff, they celebrated his many years of hard work in education by naming their new STEM Center the J. Frank Scott Stem Center.
Good Citizens for De Queen Middle School for April and May were, left to right: Noah Varela, Caitlyn Carter, Laura Mae Harp andWill Collins. Students that have demonstrated Good Citizenship (helpful to teachers and other students, no office referrals, etc.) are chosen at the end of each month.
The University of Arkansas–Fayetteville’s Chancellor, Dr. Joe Steinmetz, has announced that the University of Arkansas–Fayetteville will now charge associate degree graduates from UA Cossatot the same tuition rates those graduates were charged at UA Cossatot. A transfer student from UA Cossa…
Thursday, May 09, 2019
The fifth annual UA Cossatot ceremony for Hispanic Night took place at UA Cossatot’s De Queen Campus on April 25, with over 60 people in attendance. Nominees and awards were announced and given to outstanding Hispanics, La Media Luna catered the event, and UA Cossatot staff presented informa…
Tuesday, May 07, 2019
To help UA Cossatot students get ready for the 2019-2020 academic year, the school's Financial Aid department has been hosting FAFSA Fridays, which gives students the chance to complete the FAFSA with assistance from a UA Cossatot Financial Aid employee. On April 26, the Financial Aid Office…
Monday, May 06, 2019
De Queen High School won the 5A conference finals of the Arkansas Governor’s Academic Competition “Quiz Bowl 2019” Saturday, April 27, against Morrilton High School.
De Queen Senior Perla Cervantes has been awarded a Reddie Achievement Scholarship worth $10,000, a $16,000 HSU Band Scholarship and a $400 from the Arkansas Women Band Directors Association "Cathy Williams Scholarship." Perla is the daughter of Beatrice and Francisco Cervantes. She is a memb…
Noah Reed attended the State Quiz Bowl All Stars meet Saturday, May 4, and his randomly assigned team finished second. Reed was named to the state all star tournament team.
Sunday, May 05, 2019
Thursday, May 02, 2019
De Queen Honor graduate Bailey Ward is the recipient of a $24,000 Achievement Scholarship from the University of Central Arkansas. She is the daughter of Mitchell and Sarah Morphew. Bailey is a member of National Honor Society, Future Business Leaders of America, Lady Leopard softball team a…
Wednesday, May 01, 2019
May is Stroke Awareness month and the UA Cossatot Employee Safety and Wellness committee is working with the Arkansas Stroke Assistance through Virtual Emergency Support (AR Saves) and the UA Cossatot Educational Research Center (ERC) to promote stroke awareness. The committee has received p…
UA Cossatot Collegiate FFA received a Day of Service Mini-Grant through the National FFA Living to Serve program to collaborate on a project with Runnin’ WJ Ranch in Texarkana, Texas. Runnin' WJ Ranch is a non-profit equine assisted activities facility for special-needs children and adults.
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Legacy Academy held its fifth annual Spring Follies on Friday, April 26 at the Legacy Academy auditorium in downtown De Queen. The Spring Follies is a comedy variety show written and performed by students. The evening was filled with smiling faces and lots of laughter from the audience.
Addie Steiner, daughter of Tabitha and Billy Steiner, has been awarded an $8,000 Achievement Scholarship from Southern Arkansas University. She is a member of the De Queen High School FCCLA. Addie was selected Rotary student of the month for April. Her plans are to pursue a career in special…
De Queen Honor Graduate Kinsey Ferguson has been awarded a $12,000 Leadership Scholarship from Arkansas Tech. Her parents are Will and Mary Ferguson. Kinsey plans to major in Biology.