Christmas in DeWitt
Turn on the Holidays!
- DeWitt Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade, December 13th, 4:00 p.m. on the Square. Contact Chamber of Commerce President Gary Oltmann at Arkansas County Bank for more information. The Chamber of Commerce asks that candy not be allowed to be thrown from Christmas floats this year to avoid safety and trash issues since the Arkansas County Bicentennial Celebration will be held the next day, December 14, on the Dewitt Square.
- DeWitt Lions Club Pancake Supper, a 50-plus year tradition in DeWitt! December 13, 5-7 pm at First Baptist Church of DeWitt. Tickets are $7 per person and will be available at the door or may be purchased from any Lions Club Member. Sponsored by DeWitt Lions Club and DHS Leo Club.
- Photo opportunities will be staged on the corners of the courthouse lawn for residents to take commemorative photos of their families with the courthouse in the background. The county seal with be placed at each location. Citizens can a copy of their photo to the Arkansas County Circuit Clerk and put it in the time capsule that will be buried in a ceremony on December 14 and reopen in 25 years. What a great way to place your family in the history of Arkansas County and to commemorate the 200th birthday of Arkansas County.
- An aerial photograph will be taken at 2:45 p.m. on December 14th on the DeWitt Court Square. DeWitt PRIDE is encouraging all of the citizens of Arkansas County to be on the DeWitt Court Square around 2:30 to be prepared to be on the street and in front of the Arkansas County Courthouse to be in this historic photo. The picture will be put in the time capsule to commemorate this historic event in our county’s history. Meet us on the Square December 14!!
- Breakfast with Santa, 9:00 a.m. sponsored by DeWitt Junior Women’s Club on the north east side of courthouse lawn near Santa’s Train Depot. Sponsored by Patillo School. Santa’s Express Barrel train will be running.
- DeWitt PRIDE Mistletoe Merchants on the Square, December 14, 10 am – 3 pm in the Hornbeck Building next to Gallery G Antiques. $15 per booth. For more information call Amanda Hargrove (501) 416-6764. Click here for printable flyer.
- Walking Tour of downtown historic building on the DeWitt Square. Sponsored by DHS EAST lab and DeWitt PRIDE. Learn the history and hear the stories of each building on the Square.
- Gillett Christmas Parade, Downtown Gillett, 11:00 am, Saturday, December 14th, followed by a fundraising luncheon sponsored by the Gillett Fire Department at the Fire Station in Gillett. Sponsored by Gillett Civic Group. Downtown merchants will be open.
- December 12
DHS DC I EOC Tests
Basketball vs. Stuttgart
- December 13
DHS Tacky Sweater Day!
DeWitt Christmas Parade
Basketball vs. Rison
- December 14
Mistletoe Merchants on the Square
Gillett Christmas Parade
- December 16-17
DHS Merit Holidays
- December 16
Basketball vs. White Hall
- December 18-20
DHS & DMS Semester Tests
Early Dismissal Times
- December 18
- December 19
GES Magic Show
- December 20
GES Christmas Parties
Basketball vs. Monticello
- December 23-January 6
- December 25
- December 27-30
Basketball: Carlisle Tournament
- January 1
Happy New Year!
- January 3
Basketball vs. Warren
- January 6
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Band and Choir Christmas Concert
by Jessica Lehmann
DeWitt High School hosted a Christmas Concert on Tuesday, December 10. The Beginning Band, Junior High, and Senior High band and choir performed three songs each for everyone to get into the Christmas spirit. Taylor Roush commented that the preparation and coordination has been in progress for about 3-4 weeks. Directors, Eric and Julie Rutherford, have put in a tremendous effort towards the success of this concert. Everyone enjoyed a nice evening filled with good music and an even better company. A link is posted below for anyone who wants to print out a program.
DeWitt Middle School - Semester Test Schedule
Exemption Policy in Grades 6-8:
Students may be exempt from their semester tests (both semesters) if they meet the following criteria:
Grade of B & 3 absences or less in a semester or
Grade of A and 5 absences or less in a semester.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
8:05-9:15 1st Period
9:20-10:35 3rd Period
10:40-12:00 5th Period
12:45-2:00 7th Period
Thursday, December 19, 2013
8:05-9:15 2nd Period
9:20-10:35 4th Period
10:40-12:00 6th Period
12:45-2:00 8th Period
Friday, December 20, 2013
- Students may check in or out of school to take exams.
- Students may only be checked out of school by their parent/guardian (no notes will be accepted).
- Students may only check in or out between classes and will not be allowed in the hall during class.
- No exams will be given early or at any other time not scheduled unless it is approved through the office. There will be no exception made for this rule.
by Sheila Byers
The seventh grade social studies classes recently completed a study of Ancient Egypt. Following the study they chose a project to do that depicted something found or used in Ancient Egypt. Several pyramids were built, many shadoofs were constructed, and King Tut masks were recreated along with several other interesting projects.
The following were winners in their particular category:
Ashyton Beck (pyramid) 1st place.
Holden Hornbeck (pyramid) - 2nd place
Peyton Danner (shadoof) - 1st place
Jake McElroy (shadoof) - 2nd place
Emma Bullock (King Tut mask) - 1st place
Makayla Whiting (King Tut mask) - 2nd place
Rachel Mannis (sarcophagus) - 1st place
Darby Van Camp (board game) - 1st place
>>>Photos by Debbie English
Tis the Season to be Jolly
by Kourtney Hill
With Christmas only a few weeks away, DeWitt High School is overflowing with holiday spirit. Student Council is sponsoring a door decorating contest. Each teacher and their students are to decorate the door to their classroom with festive holiday items. Students who help decorate the winning teacher’s door is awarded with DONUTS!!!
Not only are the doors of DHS getting decorated, but the students are also getting festive with Tacky Christmas Sweater Day. Friday, December 13th students are to wear their best tacky sweater to uplift the school with holiday cheer. So students start decorating and dust off those old tacky sweaters you thought you would never wear!
In the event that school is closed or delayed because of inclement weather, announcements will be made over several area radio stations and television stations as well as the district website. Please do not call the school to find out if school will be in session. If school is closed due to inclement weather the following radio and television stations will broadcast the information:
KTHV Channel 11
KATV Channel 7
KARK Channel 4
FOX Channel 16
KWAK FM102.7, 105.5, 97.3, 102.5, 106.9 AM1240
The Buzz 103.7
Note: Be advised that classes maybe rotated/adjusted based on delays or early dismissals and that students are required to have all homework and/or assignments completed and should be prepared for all classes.
It is the responsibility of parents to get students to primary snow route stops. Some primary stops could be affected by conditions of roads or bridges. Click below for detailed route information.
>>>Bus Snow Routes
We're Braggin' on Our Dragon Best
by Paula Counce
Here are some examples of the creative work of our freshmen in Mrs. Counce's Creative Writing classes.
The students recently finished personal narratives, limericks, haikus, walkabout poems, poems written in the style of Dr. Seuss, sensory poems, and free verse. Click below to enjoy the students' work.
by Melissa Patterson
Yearbooks are now on sale! Sales last until March 7, and MUST BE bought either online, by phone, or by mail. Click below for ordering information and prices. DHS & DMS order # is 8166. DES order # is 8168.
>>>DES Informational Flier
>>>DMS & DHS Informational Flier
The ARCO Literary Magazine
by Bethany Pruner
During the 2013-2014 reading period The ARCO Literary Magazine will be accepting submissions from both established and emerging authors through the dates of October 7, 2013 to January 15, 2014. All submissions received within the reading period will be read. Response time will vary, but we try to respond to each submission within three months time.
Please submit no more than one submission in a creative nonfiction or short fiction category. Simultaneous submissions are permitted. If hyo have submitted to us and find out your submission has been accepted for publication elsewhere, let us know immediately. We ask that all authors submit a small bio and state which category they are submitting to along with their work.
The ARCO Literary Magazine only accepts work that has not been previously published.
We are accepting various forms of fresh and exciting pieces from the following categories:
- Short fiction (up to 5,000 words and must be self-contained)
- Creative non-fiction (1,200-4,000 words)
- Poetry (may submit up to 5 poems; please submit as one document and left justified unless its structure is essential to the poem)
- Art design
Use 12-point Times New Roman or Calibri font and single spaced. Must use Microsoft Word. Please submit all work electronically as an attachment via email to: email@example.com
For more information contact Matt Forester, PCCUA Instructor, DeWitt Campus.
Visita l'Italia e la Grecia!
Looking for a memorable trip of a lifetime? Join the group from DHS planning to visit Italy and Greece June 8-17, 2014. Mrs. Melissa Patterson is coordinating the trip through Explorica. Founded in 2000, Explorica helps teachers create educational tours full of authentic, interactive learning experiences, and has been used on several DHS trips in past years. All are welcome -- old and young! However, Mrs. Patterson prefers any students younger than 10th grade travel with an adult. Interested persons have until February of 2014 to sign up. For more information, click the links below.
>>>Italy & Greece, June of 2014, Informational Flyer
>>>Italy & Greece, June of 2014, Trip Registration Link