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Monday, May 21, 2018
Friday, May 18, 2018

Readers are leaders! These De Queen Elementary School students were rewarded with lunch at Simple Simon's Pizza for earning over 200 points in the newly-implemented Accelerated Reader program at De Queen Elementary. Front (l to r) Elizabeth Garcia, Cristian Ramirez, Emma Bass, Mixtli Barbosa…

Thursday, May 17, 2018

ASHDOWN —  The University of Arkansas Cossatot Physical Therapist Assistant Program requested reconsideration following a previous adverse decision. The Reconsideration Hearing was held at APTA Headquarters on Thursday, April 26, 2018. The action taken was to reverse the previous decision an…

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Monday, May 14, 2018
Friday, May 11, 2018

The 8th-grade Leadership and Service Learning classes at De Queen Junior High completed a semester-long service project last week, partnering with Pack Shack from northwest Arkansas. The 72 students involved performed various fundraisers to raise $2,500 in order to host a "Feed the Funnel" p…

The University of Arkansas Cossatot honored staff and faculty members for 5, 10, and 20 years of distinguished service during the college’s May Staff/Faculty Meeting. Recipients are Tony Hargrove, Dawn Humphry, Sandra Griffin, Shawna Stinnett, Kelli Harris, and Relinda Ruth.

On May 8, the De Queen High School seniors took their final walk through the halls. Pictured is Bradi Young waving to her mom and grandmother at De Queen Elementary. Graduation is May 14 at 8 p.m. at the Bill Blackwood Field in the Leopard Stadium. If it happens to rain, graduation will be h…

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

The Class of 2018 has accumulated $209,048 in institutional scholarships, $378,000 in Arkansas Department of Higher Education Scholarships, $263,706 in federal student aids and rehabilitation scholarships, and $61,300 in local scholarships for a grand total of $912,054 to help further their …

Andrew Sirmon, a senior education major from Dierks, was selected as the Spring 2018 Outstanding Secondary Education (K-12) Intern. Sirmon also received the 2017-2018 Outstanding Male Health and Physical Education Award. Pictured with Sirmon is Dr. Celya Taylor, dean of Teachers College, Henderson.

Saturday, May 05, 2018

Robbie McKelvy retired from the University of Arkansas Cossatot after 23 years of teaching mathematics. The college presented a crystal clock to McKelvy in appreciation of her years of service. Pictured are UA Cossatot Chancellor Steve Cole, De Queen Mayor Billy Ray McKelvy, Robbie McKelvy, …

Friday, May 04, 2018

De Queen Rotary Club presented their annual academic awards to high school students on May 1 at DHS auditorium. The 26 students were recognized for their outstanding performance in the listed courses. The Rotary Club has been honoring students for their academic achievements for over 30 year…

Thursday, May 03, 2018
Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Danny Osura, a senior at De Queen High School, has been named Student of the Month by the De Queen Lions Club. Danny has been a member of the De Queen school system since he started kindergarten. He is a member of Future Teachers of America, Spanish Club, Family, Career and Community Leaders…

De Queen High School will host an ACT summer program with nine days of instruction concluding before the June 9 ACT (deadline to register for the June 9 test is May 4).

Tuesday, May 01, 2018
Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Legacy Academy upper level students enjoyed lunch with De Queen High School counselor Jeff Holcombe, who spoke to the students about his career in education counseling. Each month, upper level students at Legacy Academy dress for “Professional Day”, eat lunch out and meet with a member of th…

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Alondra Galvez, a senior at De Queen High School was named the De Queen Lions Club’s April 2018 Student of the Month. Galvez has always attended De Queen schools, is the secretary of the National Honor Society, is a member of the Spanish Club, serves as vice-president of the Change Agents Cl…

The University of Arkansas Cossatot Division of Skilled and Technical Sciences will host their spring 2018 advisory council meeting Thursday, April 19 beginning at 10 a.m. at the UA Cossatot Bank of Lockesburg gymnasium, 128 East Main, in Lockesburg, providing program updates and new faculty…

De Queen Primary School will have Kindergarten Pre-Registration on May 1, 2018 in the De Queen Primary School cafeteria.  The hours for this registration will be from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.  Students must be five years old on or before August 1, 2018 to be eligible to attend kindergarten for the…

Kay Cobb and Dustin Roberts were recognized for their longevity at the University of Arkansas Cossatot during the college’s March and April Staff/Faculty Meeting.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

The 2018 Young Artists Competition at the Mena Art Gallery is currently on show through April 30.   The following students from De Queen High School placed in the competition with their artwork.

Dierks High School held a ceremony for its new and continuing Honor Society members on April 3. New members, front row: Alysa Fox, Savannah Morris, Madison Burgess, Payton Bobo, Halle Mounts, Madisyn VanBibber, Perri Lowrey, Trisston Icenhower. Back row: Melissa Little, Tori Janes, Kennedy B…

De Queen Middle School Good Citizens for March, left to right: Autumn Maish, Yael Sahagun, Andy Garcia and Nancy Martinez. Students that have demonstrated Good Citizenship (helpful to teachers and other students, no office referrals, etc.) are chosen at the end of each month. 

Tanner Manasco was honored by De Queen Rotary as their April Student of the Month.  Tanner is pictured with his parents, Todd and Alyssa Manasco. Tanner is involved in several sports and planning to attend college after graduation. He is considering a career in the film industry.

Horatio School District officials want the parents of students to know that state and federal guidelines require that all special education due process forms and records be destroyed within six years after a student leaves the special education or speech therapy program.

Former Broken Bow, Okla., resident, Tina Davis (Ross), the daughter of Jean Williams, completed her Associates Degree in Nursing with Eastern Oklahoma State College at the Idabel campus. She then went on to attain her bachelor’s degree in nursing and master’s degree in nursing with Family Nu…