There are only two weeks left of school for the Seniors of De Queen High School before their graduation. For the second to last week, the Seniors will have to take their finals before graduating.
On May 8th and 9th, the Seniors will have their finals for each of their classes to complete their courses and earn their credits.
These two dates also count for the semester exam for the Seniors as well. If any Seniors have missed more than five days of school and have been to ISS multiple times, they will have to take the semester exam.
Graduation will be May 15th at 8:00 p.m. at the De Queen Leopards Football Field. If any Senior does not have a passing grade in one of their grades, they will receive a attendance slip instead of a diploma while having to complete their classes during the summer.
As the school year is about to come to an end, the Seniors of De Queen High School are preparing for their graduation.
On Tuesday, May 9th, there will be a Scholarship Banquet at 6:00 p.m. to honor all the Seniors who have received scholarships. Only those who have talked with Mrs. Ramona Hill about receiving scholarships will be called at the banquet.
On Wednesday, May 10th, the Seniors will be practicing for graduation at 9:00 a.m. at the football field.
The Seniors will continue with graduation practice on May 12th in the arena at 9:00 a.m. and the graduation walk at 8:00 a.m. At graduation, May 15th, the Seniors will get last minute practice at 9:00 a.m.
The Seniors of De Queen High School will be graduating at the Leopard football field at 8:00 p.m.
This Monday, April 3rd, there was a meeting between the Seniors of De Queen High School and officials from Cossatot Community College to discuss what to expect at Cossatot.
The officials answered questions from the Seniors concerning college transfer, which is when a student can transfer their course credits they have obtained at Cossatot to another college.
Along with giving the Seniors advice about college, the advisors also talked a little about earning their credits at Cossatot and then transferring to their designated college or university.
In addition to discussing the benefits of Cossatot, the meeting also allowed those who are planning to go to CCCUA to sign up or finish applying for the college.
Tuesday, March 28th, the Seniors of De Queen High School received their graduation supplies. The Seniors had previously ordered their supplies last fall during the Parent/Teacher Conferences in October.
In addition, there will be a banquet in honor of those who had received scholarships from colleges on May 9, 2017.
During the last few days of school for the Seniors, they will begin practicing for their graduation day. Graduation will be on May 15, 2017 at the De Queen Football Field.
It will start off with the pre-graduation ceremony performed by the De Queen High School band while the start of graduation will begin at 8:00 p.m.
On Tuesday, March 14th, the Sophomores of De Queen High School visited the Cossatot College so that they can plan on which career they want to have in the future. The Sophomores arrived at the College at 8:30 a.m.
A total of 150 Sophomores arrived at the college from both De Queen and Horatio to choose one of the sessions available at the college as a possible career in the future.
The sessions available at the college are Welding, Nursing, Industrial Maintenance, Radio, Automotive Tech, and Collision Repair.
Once the sessions were over, the Sophomores ate lunch at the college in the afternoon and were then told why these career paths are important to them. During the last half hour of the day, the Sophomores were given t-shirts as a gift from the college
The College day started at 8:30 a.m. and lasted until 2:00 p.m.
On February 23, 2017, nearly 115 Juniors from De Queen High School visited Cossatot Community College in order to see what it’s like to be a college student. The Juniors arrived at the campus at 8:10 a.m. and took up half of the school day.
When the Juniors arrived at the college, Mrs. Nikki Evans told them all about the financial aid session available at Cossatot. The session began at 8:30 a.m. and went to 9:00 a.m.
The Juniors were then split off into different groups to tour the various programs available at the college campus based on their choices for college.
There were 7 group programs the Juniors were sent to tour such as: Medical, Auto, Welding, Business & Agriculture, Criminal Justice & Radio, Teaching, and General Studies courses.
The college also had other locations that all Juniors, regardless of their preferred course, were allowed to visit such as Student Organizations, the library, and the college cafe where the Juniors ate lunch.
When the college tour was coming to an end, Mrs. Evans decided to quiz the Juniors to see if they remembered everything they learned on that day, such as the session and the individual group tours.
The visit to UA Cossatot has given Juniors an experience on what it’s like to become a college student before they graduate in 2018.
Do you want to see your favorite teacher dress up like cupid on Valentine’s? Then fill up the jar on his or her desk with coins! The teacher who ends up with the most coins wins and gets to be Cupid for the whole school day on Valentine’s.
Let’s fill up these jars and make our favorite teacher dress like cupid. This is the time of year where most people say that love is in the air, but if you’re Sheldon Cooper, from Big Bang Theory, you will say “Wrong. Nitrogen, oxygen, and carbon dioxide are in the air.”
Come on guys, don’t be a Sheldon Cooper. Let’s make this Valentine’s fun! FCS will also be selling candy for $2 for Valentine’s Day and if you buy some, you can write a message to the person you are sending it to. The person will not know who it’s from unless you want them to know.
Don’t forget that February 10th is the last day for you to put coins in any of the teacher’s jars. Better hurry folks, February will here before you know it.
On December 5th, 2016, Future Teachers of America worked the blood drive. Mr. Ward and five seniors were in charge of it.
This year blood drive was very successful. Only sixty-three donors were needed, but students and teachers from De Queen High School over passed by having seventy-three donors. This year they recollected seventy-seven units.
The blood drive took the whole day, starting from eight in the morning to four in the afternoon. Mr. Ward and the nurses were really grateful for every single donor. They show their gratitude by giving donors a shirt, snacks, and a refreshment.
The next blood drive will take the first Monday of May.
Something that makes De Queen Schools unique is the amount of traditions it has. There are ones that have been going on for years and there are others that have started just recently.
A tradition that has been going on for years is the Homecoming parade. De Queen is the only school in Southwest Arkansas to have a parade with floats for all of their students each year.
The floats in the parade are floats that have been made by different clubs in De Queen Schools. The High School also has the 10th, 11th, and 12th grades make floats for the parade.
This Leopard Tradition is one of the most exciting days during Football season.
The De Queen Leopards take on Magnolia on October 28, and the cheerleaders have something special planned for Senior Night. Along with the Pink Out plan, they also have a Halloween plan.
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month the cheerleaders sold pink shirts to students to wear on the day of the pink out game. Although the day will include a lot of pink, there will be a twist to it, and the cheerleaders still hope to see everyone wearing their best pink shirts.
“I think it’ll be fine, I know the girls have been working hard, and it’s a tough routine to learn, but I think they have it down pretty well. I just hope the school comes out to support Senior Night.”, said mascot Alexis Phillips.
Since Halloween is very close to the game, the cheerleaders will be hosting a purge themed pep rally. Dancing with blacklights will be included, along with the purge announcement remix. Not much can be said as the cheerleaders want it to be as much as a surprise as possible. Along with all these things they will be celebrating Senior Night, for it is the last home football game.
“I love Senior Night! It gives us the chance to say our goodbyes to some of the best players around, and the Pep Rally will be even better! I’m very excited to see what this Pep Rally holds for us, we’ve worked very hard!”, said Katelyn McDougal.
This week is a very busy week for the cheerleaders. With Senior Night, Pink Out Game, and the Pep Rally all on the same day, the cheerleaders have worked extra hard, and with Halloween right around the corner, this Pep Rally has the perfect theme.
This past Thursday, October 13th, Mrs. Jane Moore, Mrs. Misty Gentry and Mrs. Carrie Rivas, called students to join a new club called Arkansas Community Action Agencies Association.
Only certain students were chosen to participate because of their leadership skills and helpfulness in the community. Those who were chosen signed up to be trained next week on how to help the community.
“I think students will enjoy this and this will be a new experience for everyone,” said Mrs. Moore.
“I think it’s great that we finally have a club that focuses on the community,” said Nereyda.
Students will meet during this week to learn more about the club.
The Seniors of De Queen High School met with Rick Lancaster on October 10th. Lancaster works for the Herff Jones company located in Hot Springs, Arkansas. The meeting was held in the high school auditorium, where he discussed the importance of what the seniors necessities are this year.
The main topic of the meeting was to let the seniors know when and where they could order their cap and gowns. If there are any seniors that do not have the money for a down payment for the cap and gown; the Herff Jones company will work with you to make sure that you receive your cap and gown for graduation.
If you are going to order any other senior accessory besides the cap and gown, you are to give down a small down payment. The day to order will be October 20th, 2016, in the auditorium lobby during Parent Teacher Conferences.
On October 7th in the coliseum, a Pep Rally was held to celebrate Homecoming and the expected victory of the Leopards. Before the calling of Homecoming Court, everyone rose to say the “Pledge of Allegiance” and to hear the “Star Spangled Banner”, which was sung by Show Choir.
The Homecoming Court was called out one by one. When the maids were walking, their extracurricular activities that they are involved in and what their plans after school were announced. The same thing was done for their escorts.
After everything was said about them they walked to the middle of the court and waved at the audience. They then proceeded to their assigned seat.
Football Bearer, Cole Earney, and Crown Bearer, Harper Young, came out before the Queen and her escort. When the Queen Martha Mosqueda said a few words to show her gratitude for being elected Queen. Her escort, Leonardo Dominguez, then placed the crown on her head.
While they walked to the middle of the floor, Leonardo’s extracurricular activities and his plans after graduation were announced. The couple then walked to their assigned seat in the middle of the Homecoming Court.
The crowd applauded and congratulated 2016 Homecoming Court. At the end of the assembly, FFA was declared to have the best float in the Homecoming Parade.
March 20, 1999- September 24, 2016
The De Queen Leopards would like to show our condolences to the family of Kyler Williams. He is the son of Tysha Williams and Rodney Williams. Kyler Williams, 17 years of age, passed away on Saturday, September 24, 2016.
Kyler was a member of the Springdale Bulldogs football team. He was a starting wide receiver for the Bulldogs. Kyler will be truly missed not only by his family and friends, but by the whole community.
The 2016 De Queen High School homecoming court was announced by Student Council in the Pep rally that took place on September 16, 2016 at the DHS coliseum.
Harper Young is the crown bearer and Cole Earney is the football bearer.
The sophomore maids are Chasity Franco and Ashley Dykes. Noelia Lagunas and Bradi Young are the junior maids.
Erika Zamora, Alexa Boyles, Adriana Figueroa, Jennifer Chavez, and Reagan Wilkerson are the senior maids with Martha Mosqueda as the 2016 senior queen.
The football players that are part of the homecoming court are Lucas Dorsey, Jose Lagunas, Junior Rojas, Maurice Moore, Michael Quintana, Leonardo Dominguez, Logan Hall, Ixchel Loredo, Drew Dykes, and Tristan Snider.
The homecoming parade and ceremony will take place on October 7, 2016. The evening ceremony will take place at Leopard Stadium at 6:30 p.m.
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