Volume 2, Issue 8
Dardanelle High School January
What’s Happenin’? Yell County was founded December 5, 1840, from One of the two trees was destroyed in the parts of Pope and Scott counties and was named for Archiearly 1990s in a flood, but the other is still bald Yell, second Governor of the State of Arkansas.
standing tall. The site is now a city park.
Credit Recovery: Because of the 21st Century Grant, we will be able to offer the following semesters of credit recovery free of charge to DHS students: World History –first semester English—generic to any semester Algebra II-first Semester Chemistry-First Semester You must commit to zero problems with attendance or tardies or behavior. The Classes are for 60 hours of instruction beginning Tuesday, January 11th. They are always on Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30—6:30 each day. The classes will end prior to Spring Break. FYI Summer School classes, also 60 hours, will be offered but will cost $85. per semester, payable at time of registration which will begin the day after Spring Break. Driver Education will cost $150. This information (way ahead of time) is just to answer some questions we have had. The summer school schedule will be announced in March. 9th Grade advisors have a class meeting Thursday, January 13th. 12th Grade advisors have a class meeting Friday, January 14th.
Dardanelle is a historic Arkansas River town Due to its location on and former pioneer outpost. Steamboat House, the banks of the ArkanKimball House, First Presbyterian Church, First sas River, Dardanelle United Methodist Church and Yell County was one of Arkansas's Courthouse - These Dardanelle landmarks are leading towns in the listed on the National Register of Historic 19th Century. Hundreds Places. Dardanelle is one of the oldest cities in the of barges, boats, and state of Arkansas. Officially other vessels traveled by the town incorporated in 1855, Dardaannually. Approximately halfway benelle celebrated its 150th tween the state's two largest cities of Anniversary in 2005. HowLittle Rock and Fort Smith, Dardanelle ever, the area had been setwas a transportation and business hub. tled for years before that, Dardanelle has a history of being one first being established as a of the state's leading immigration cenriver town in the mid-18th ters that continues to this day. Vast Century. numbers of Czech and German famiThe Treaty of Council Oaks was signed on June 24, lies, including Ballouns, Vodrazkas, Staneks, 1823 on what is now Front Street beneath two and Pfeiffers, came to the town in the late huge, old oak trees (102 feet high and 400-500 years old). Under orders of President James Mon18th and early 19th centuries, and their imroe, U.S. Army Colonel David Brearly and pact can still be felt today. Arkansas territorial secretary Robert CritCurrently, Dardanelle has one tendon met with Chief Black Fox and sevof the highest percentage of eral Cherokee leaders to determine Hispanics in the state, with boundaries. As a result of the treaty, the over 21% of the town's popuCherokees gave up all of their land in Arlation being Hispanic. kansas south of the Arkansas River.
Breakfast: SauBreakfast: sage Biscuit, Juice Breakfast Pizza, Mixed Fruit Lunch: Chicken Spaghetti, Green Beans, Pear Halves, Bread Basket, Peanut Butter Cookie
Breakfast: Ham & Toast, Juice
Lunch: HamLunch: Tacos, Reburger, Sandwich fried Beans, Corn, Salad, Fries, Salsa, Grapes Sliced Peaches, Graham Crackers
Breakfast: Muffin, Breakfast: Pancakes, Bacon, OrApplesauce ange Juice Lunch: Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Carrot Sticks, Brown Gravy, Homemade Wheat Roll, Sherbet
Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza, Garden Salad, Brownie, Fresh Apple
Seniors — College Scholarship deadlines are coming close!
*The lunch menu may be subject to change.
Lunch menu for the second week is on page 6.
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Students of the Week
The other Student of the Week goes to Hope Huffman. Hope is in the 10th grade. She is involved in basketball, softball, and track. During her free time,
“Stay in school and drink your apple juice!” ~ Tosha Hester
“Don’t do drugs! Stay in school!”
The Student of the Week goes to Tosha Hester. Tosha is in the 12th grade. Tosha is involved in EAST and the Beta club. In her free time she likes to hang with her friends. She likes
Games & Activities
to have deep thoughts. We asked Tosha what advice she would give the student body and she said, ―Stay in school and drink your apple juice.‖ She also would like to inform the student body that she is so cool! Thanks Tosha!
~ Hope Huffman
Hope enjoys basketball and hanging out with her friends. We asked Hope what advice she would give the student body and she said, ―Don‘t do drugs, stay in school!‖ Thanks Hope!
EAST As EAST projects this year, Dardanelle EAST students Tanner and Chloe, along with Jessica, Kate, Tyler, Tanner, Kyle, Teddy, Elon, and Haley, are developing two programs, one a drinking and driving awareness program, and the other a texting while driving awareness program. As representatives of students against underage drinking, Tanner & Chloe presented the two distracted driving programs to the members of the Arkansas School Board Association in December, along with other Teen Coalition students from Pope and Yell County. The Teen Coalitions are made up of students in each school district in Pope and Yell County with the purpose to teach their student body how to make healthier life choices. The coalitions were brought together in the fall at the two day, 2010 Teen Leadership Conference.
1 Karla Cruz Montarious Grimes
Lucas Rodrigues Caleb Scott
Martin Mora Michelle Poynter Rusti Tharp
Kyle Oden Colten Talley Cody Wilson
Rane Murders Landon Whorton
Tristin Haney Levi Roden
30 Savannah Tuttle
8 Tyler Christy Jessica Gatica
Julio PonceVenalonzo Leanna Spencer
Aaron Gilson Denton Lee Nayeli Ortiz Samantha Prince
Joshua Estep Lilian Woods
Ashley Beam Nicholas Bouapha Marlem Flores Hayle Kisling Katelyn Stanley
31 Christopher Hensley Deanna Spencer
Happy Birthday!!! History of Petit Jean
There is a frog, dead in the middle of an island. If he swims north, the distance to the mainland is 2 meters. If he swims south, the distance to the mainland is 3 meters. If he swims east or west, the distance is 4 meters. Which way does he swim?
We're 5 little items of an everyday sort, you'll find us all in a tennis court. What are we?
A: He doesn't swim, heâ€™s dead A: The vowels in order (A tEnnIs cOUrt).
Petit Jean State Park houses one of the largest and most magnificent Bluff Shelters in the state. Accessed via Rock House Cave Trail, the bluff shelter was once home to Native Americans well over a thousand years ago. These bluff dwelling Native Americans used the shelter as their house, and lived as nomads, hunters, and gatherers. They hunted with spears, for they had yet to invent the bow and arrow. The natives also left behind evidence of their existence. Today, evidence can be seen in the form of pictographs located high on the back wall of the cave. These pictographs were painted using minerals from the rocks in the area. The pictures all tell a story that was important to the Native Americans. Today, we can only imagine what they mean. Rock House Cave is an archaeological historical site, protected by state law.
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The Staff of the Week goes to Mrs. Carter. Mrs. Carter works as the Attendance Secretary. In her free time she likes to work on her family farm, deer hunt, and coonhunt. She has been happily married for
The Staff of the Week also goes to Mrs. Elliot. Mrs. Elliot works as the Secretary. We asked her what she did in her free time and she said ―What‘s free time?‖ She mentioned that she likes to read and cross stitch (she said she knows that‘s
―Always be positive! Stay strong! Dream & Believe!‖ ~ Mrs. Carter
―Education is one thing no one can take away from you. Get all you can!‖ ~ Mrs. Elliot
24 years to her high school sweetheart, and has been blessed with two children; Kyle, who is 21, and Cendyl, who is 18, both of which attend college. We asked Mrs. Carter what advice she would give the student body and she said, ―Always be positive; stay strong; dream & believe.‖ Thanks!
lame but she loves it ☺) She also mentioned that saying ―Please‖ and ―Thank you‖ and ―have a nice day‖ go a long way in keeping a good attitude for yourself and others. When we asked Mrs. Elliot what advice she would give the student body she said, ―Education is one thing no one can take away from you. Get all you can!‖ Thanks!
Books Into Movies
From Mrs. Lawrence
The Road is a 2006 novel by American writer Cormac McCarthy. It is a postapocalyptic tale of a journey taken by a father and his young son over a period of several months, across a landscape blasted by an unnamed cataclysm that destroyed all civilization and, apparently, almost all life on earth. The novel was awarded the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction in 2006.
The Fallen by Lauren Kate is the first book and the second is Torment which has not yet been printed. It is a series about fallen angels who consort with mortals. It is set in a high school. It‘s a very romantic (in the mode of Twilight). There is some suspense and action for guys. Girls will love it.
First name _________________ Last name_____________________ Grade_________ Title of work___________________________________________________________ Advisor __________________________ Did you have any inspiration for creating this piece of artwork? _______________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________
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DHS Cheerleaders The flea can jump 35 times its body len 0 gth.
St don arfish 't bra have ins .
Walt Disney was afraid o f mice.
TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.
The e l chair ectric inven was t a den e d b y tist.
If you yelled fo r8 years, 7 month s and 6 days, you wou ld have produced enou gh sound energy to heat one cup of coffe e.
pr o T a b duc he fi W ar c t to rst rig o ley de have 's wa gu s m.
The Dardanelle High School Cheerleaders have accomplished many things during the 2010/2011 school year. There is currently twelve members on the squad. November 20, 2010 they competed at the ACCA Competition. There they placed second. December 18, 2010 the squad competed at the Arkansas State Champs Competition at the Hot Springs Convention Center. At this competition they were 8th out of twelve. The division they compete in is 4A. This division consists of both large and small squads. CONGRATULATIONS!!
No word in the English language rhymes with 'MONTH.'
*Watch for information about cheerleading tryouts for the 2011-2012 school year*
Th li e c ve ghte igare nte r w d b as tte ma efor intch e th . e
A cockroach will live nine days without it's head, before it starves to death.
From top: Makayla Hernandez, Ashlyn Ward, Jacy Moro, Sarah Swafford 2nd row: Jennie Judkins, Jayde Bryson, Jessy Jones, Abbey Stokes, Kennedie Weber 1st Row: Haley Kirk, Brecken Criswell, Tara Miller, Savannah Tuttle
Dardanelle 7th Jamboree
Dardanelle 7th Tournament
Mena* (Senior Night)
Alex Reed, Blake Miller, Anthony Merino, Dalton Daugherty, Mark Gathright, Alec Pyburn, Devin Thaxton,Bo James, Drew Davison, Matt Brewer, Kyle Rollans, Trent Latham, Zach Jackson, Tyler Keith
BEAT MENA!! Gashon Bell, Makayla Crow, Mallory Brown, Karmen Wyatt, Amy Duncan, Summer Dawson, Allebelle Gongola, Rusti Tharp, Miranda Posage, Kortlin Cunningham, Lacy Clark, Hope Huffman
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What is Senioritis? Sen-ior-i-tis n. 1) Decreased motivation toward studies displayed by students who are nearing the end of their high school or college careers.
2) Symptoms include: slowness, procrastination, apathy regarding school work, and a tendency toward truancy.
Seniors, we have all heard of Senioritis, and it is definitely not a good thing. Below are some tips to help you get through it. Tips To Avoid Senioritis Don‘t slack off! Don‘t give up on your extracurricular! Don‘t forget to relax and have fun! Keep applying for scholarships!
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Breakfast: Cheese Toast, Fresh Fruit
Breakfast: Biscuits & Gravy, Juice
Breakfast: Super Bun, Peaches
Breakfast: Pancakes, Sausage, Orange Juice
Lunch: Ravioli Casserole, Seasoned Green Beans, Garden Salad, Homemade Wheat Roll, Jello w/Fruit
Lunch: Chicken Sandwich, Sandwich Salad, Fries, Pineapples
Lunch: Spaghetti, Salad, Bread Basket, No Bake Cookie
Lunch: Corn Dog, Baked Beans, Carrot/Celery Sticks, Apple Cobbler
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