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Thursday, July 09, 2020

On Thursday, July 9, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced that the start of the school year would be delayed in order to give school districts more time to prepare for the 2020-21 school year.De Queen Public Schools will now begin the 2020-21 school year on Monday, Aug. 24.

The U.S. Department of Labor announced earlier this year that they were awarding $85 million to support and expand YouthBuild programs across the country. YouthBuild provides at-risk youth, ages 16-24, with education and occupational skill development to obtain employment in construction and…

Saturday, July 04, 2020

The De Queen School District is sending out a survey to district parents and guardians regarding the return to school this fall. They ask that readers help out by clicking the links below (English version and Spanish version) to go to the survey. 

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The University of Arkansas Cossatot will safely re-open its four campuses by appointment starting Monday, June 29, for anyone wanting to register for classes or seek help from a UA Cossatot employee.  Due to covid-19, UA Cossatot’s campuses have been temporarily closed but will now be re-ope…

Friday, June 26, 2020
Monday, June 22, 2020

Southern Arkansas University has awarded a Blue and Gold Scholarship valued at $26,400, to De Queen honor graduate Jesus Wences. Wences is the son of Jose and Maria Wences. He is a member of National Honor Society, FCCLA, Quiz Bowl, GT Interact and Leopard football. Wences plans to major in …

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Anthony Sanchez was the recipient of Rotary’s $1,000 scholarship for Outstanding Senior Male. Selection is based on outstanding leadership and academic achievements along with involvement in Rotary events. Sanchez has served as Interact President for two years and assisted Rotarians with the…

Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Monday, June 15, 2020

The Division of Professional Studies department at UA Cossatot announced that a new Digital Media and Marketing degree will be available this fall. The new degree is the result of input from local business owners and the quickly changing way that businesses market their products as well as c…

Globally, the nursing profession is celebrating a milestone in 2020, as the World Health Organization declares it the International Year of the Nurse. Due to the covid-19 pandemic, nurses are making enormous sacrifices in these challenging times. UA Cossatot is proud to celebrate nurses ever…

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Students planning to pursue a career in the medical field or who are considering the medical field as a career option can receive an affordable medical certificate of proficiency or a technical certificate at UA Cossatot. The college is offering a Certificate of Proficiency in Medical Transc…

Monday, June 08, 2020

The Secondary Career Center at UA Cossatot is a high school program designed to help teenagers earn college credit in technical programs while still in high school. UA Cossatot recently awarded 70 students from the Secondary Career Center with 81 certificates. The college also awarded 1,816 …

De Queen Public Schools are currently working on preparations for the 2020-2021 school year and creating plans that align with state guidelines for the return to on-sight learning. The first day of school is Aug. 13. Currently, the school district is providing therapy services to those in need.

Friday, June 05, 2020

The University of Arkansas Cossatot will be hosting four drive-thru registration events at each campus on June 18 and 19 for students to enroll in classes for the fall semester and July four-week flex courses. Students will also have the opportunity to speak with advisors, ask questions, and…

Due to the covid-19 pandemic, many colleges and universities across the nation are offering the majority of their classes strictly online. With so much uncertainty about on-campus course work, college students are being encouraged to sign up for courses with an online format. UA Cossatot, th…

Monday, June 01, 2020
Saturday, May 30, 2020
Wednesday, May 27, 2020

UA Cossatot is offering several online courses this summer that are available in four-week, six-week, and eight-week terms. Most of these courses will begin on Monday, June 1, and it is not too late to sign up for classes.

Saturday, May 23, 2020

We are now several months in to the COVID-19 outbreak and UA Cossatot has been working diligently to ensure the safety of our students, staff, and community. Now that we know our summer courses will be offered online, our attention has already shifted to how we will approach the Fall 2020 se…

Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Friday, May 15, 2020

Brian Hankins is a Lockesburg resident who graduated from UA Cossatot. At an early age, Hankins envisioned himself working for local law enforcement.  Today he works for the Sevier County Sheriff’s Office as an investigator, choosing to help and serve those in his community.

Cameron Smith, a 2014 graduate from De Queen High School, has earned his Master of Science of Biomedical Sciences from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. He is the son of Michael and Rhonda Smith, formerly of De Queen. He has accepted an offer as a professor at a local colle…

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

University of Arkansas Cossatot has announced its application process to distribute Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds for Spring 2020 students. These $500 UA Cossatot CARES Grants are intended to help offset expenses students experienced because of the covid-19…

The De Queen School District School Board met in regular session Monday, May 11, in the elementary school cafeteria. Once again, the board heard from Superintendent Jason Sanders and high school Principal Bryan Blackwood on the process of rescheduling graduation ceremonies and the junior/sen…

De Queen senior Briza Perez has been awarded a $1,000 College Board Opportunity Scholarship. She is a member of FTA, Young Voters, FCCLA, and   Spanish Club and the daughter of Jose and Juana Perez. Her plans are to attend UA Cossatot and complete the LPN to RN program.

Saturday, May 09, 2020

Colby Dellinger, a senior from Ashdown High School, has been awarded a $500 RAMP scholarship from the University of Arkansas Cossatot. Dellinger plans to use this money to help him finish his degree at UA Cossatot, which he started working on while he was in high school.

Thursday, May 07, 2020

DQ Seniors will be served a sack lunch on Monday, May 11, 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. at the Junior High drive-thru. They are also asking first responders to come by for lunch as well.

Beginning Monday, May 11, students in grades 6-9 will be able to turn in their text books and library books, clean out their lockers, and pick up their year books. Extra DMS yearbooks will be available for purchase in the DMS office for $20. In order to be in compliance with state health gui…

The De Queen High School Class of 2020 Senior Parade will be held on Monday, May 11. Students are asked to line up in their vehicles at the high school starting at 5:30 p.m. and be in place by 6 p.m. 

Monday, May 04, 2020
Friday, May 01, 2020

April is Occupational Therapy Month. To commemorate the month, the OTA students typically have a celebration and complete some type of “give back” activity to the community. This year was challenging due to covid and distancing limitations, but the OTA students and faculty rose to the task. …

Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Friday, April 17, 2020

UA Cossatot’s summer and fall registration is now open to everyone with the summer semester set to begin on Monday, June 1. Students can sign up for classes by contacting a student services advisor online, over the phone, through text message, or through Facebook messenger.

Each year, Online U publishes its “Most Affordable Online College Rankings List,” which represents the most affordable online degrees in the country across a variety of popular subjects. UA Cossatot’s Criminal Justice degree is listed as its twelfth most affordable Criminal Justice online de…

As summer and fall registration takes place, UA Cossatot is proud to announce that 61 percent of all courses do not require a textbook. Five years ago, UA Cossatot became the first two-year college in Arkansas to abandon its traditional campus bookstore and create an internal textbook rental…

Thursday, April 16, 2020

De Queen High School student Noah Reed, who will be attending Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, was awarded the highest and most prestigious scholarship available at SAU: the Presidential Scholarship. This financial aid package is only allowed for those with a score of 30 or higher o…

Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Friday, April 10, 2020

UA Cossatot’s Adult Education students have been impacted by the covid-19 pandemic like all public schools. During this time, students are not able to complete their GED testing requirements to earn their high school equivalency diploma. Some students were only one test away from earning the…

Thursday, April 09, 2020

Victor Rojas was raised and currently resides in De Queen. After graduating from De Queen High School in 2014, Rojas became an education major at UA Cossatot. Today, Rojas works for the Texarkana Independent School District as a teacher at Westlawn Elementary and credits UA Cossatot as being…

Wednesday, April 08, 2020
Saturday, April 04, 2020

De Queen competed March 13 in the Battle of the Books competition held on the UA Cossatot campus with a total of 10 teams. De Queen’s A team finished second while De Queen’s B team went undefeated and was tournament champions. De Queen A team members are top picture, from left to right: Rome…