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Lizards’ TraiL Dardanelle High School

October 12, 2012

Volume 1, Issue 1

Welcome Back to DHS!

Above– Mrs. Lawrence

“I doubt that there is any other job in the world where you get a fresh start every twelve months! As a high school principal that, however, is the case. We begin the 2012/13 excited about the ACT scores and ACTAAP scores we had last year. We begin with three new teachers and 150 new students and some new improvements in our facility. This is certainly enough to make it exciting! More than anything we begin our proud of our kids and believing that we can do it again—- even better this time! It is within our power to make it a productive and wonderful year. Let’s do that.”— Marcia Lawrence, Dardanelle High School Principal. These are inspiring words from our principal as we begin the year anew. Let’s hope that this year is the year we standout rather than fade into the sands of time.

In this issue:

Welcome Back Address.


Teen Coalition


Sports page


After School Enrichment


Facts page


Weather and Lunch


Art Students! We need help! Our front page while it is good as is, needs a major overhaul. We are looking for anyone to help design the new front cover of the news! If you can draw then bring designs to Mrs. Williams in the East Lab.



Teen Leadership Coalition: On September 24th and 25th, 5 members of Dardanelle EAST attended the Teen Leadership Coalition sponsored by River Valley Prevention Coalition at Lake Point Conference Center in Russellville . DHS Students were: Branda Dugan, Adrean Tucker, Regenea Woods, Tevin Barker, and Tyler Visathep. There, several community members such as Sherriff Aaron Duvall spoke about teen issues and how teens getting involved can bring awareness to their peers in order to solve those issues. The teens who attended worked with teens in other schools so that everyone had a chance to get feedback from other areas. kinds of actions we could take to resolve them. By the end of the meeting every school had some type of plan in place to disperse the information learned at the summit to their student body.

Tevin Barker , Tyler Visathep, Adrean Tucker, Branda Dugan, Regenea Woods



SUESSICAL!!!!! The suessical is a musical drama about the works of Dr. Suess. This is a joint production of speech forensics and choir. CAST:

HORTON– Justin Lawrence HORTON (UNDERSTUDY)- Sy Bouapha Jojo– Amber Alverson Jojo (understudy)- Alex Clark Cat in the hat– Qassye Hall Cat in the hat (understudy)- Lindsey Lee Mayzie– Delanie Holland Mayzie (understudy- Kelli Collins Gertrude-Hannah Hooten

The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to military school for thinking too many "thinks." Horton faces a double challenge--not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left to his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping, and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family, and community are challenged and emerge triumphant.

Gertrude (understudy)- Juliana Harper Kangaroo– Alondra Garcia Kangaroo (understudy)- Rubidia Barrera Mayor– Sterling Arnett Mayor’s wife– Garcia Robison Wickersham brothers– Jairo Zameza, Wade Wisdom, Maxie Xiong, Lindsey Moses Bird girls– Cheyenne Kugler, Teresa Xiong, Logan Murphy, Destiny Moughen Vlad Vladikoff– Erick Arogon Grinch– Irvin Gomez Yertle the turtle– Saundra Leger Whovillians, jungle creatures, fish, circus animals– Courtney Carter, Juan Carranza , Anthony Pike, Katherine Castilla, Brittani Declue, Carlee Gray, Antonio Garcia, Eliseo Montes, Erick Aragon, Irvin Gomez, Saundra Leger Thing’s– Nick Boauapha, Cesar Hernandez

*if you tried out for a part and we left you off of the list please let us know! Crew: Stage Manager– Delanie Holland Assistant Stage Manager– Raul Zavala Crew Chief– Cherokee Dulli Set Construction– Raul Zavala, Nick Bouapha, Cherokee Dulli, Logan Grayham, Cesar Hernandez, Chris Declue, Holly Young, Ingrid Ojeda, Cynthia Flores, Evelyn Peralta, September Nunelly, Raxel Blandon, Emma Gonzalez, and Abby Hull. Make-up and Hair– Andrea Vargas, September Nunelly, and Yesica Juarez. Lighting– Cherokee Dulli, and Logan Grayham.

Seussical Practices will begin Monday, October the 8th right after school until 4:45. We hope to see you there! 3



The Dardanelle High Football team is starting this season out great so far this year from taking the Judges Cup from Danville to beating Clarksville, Dover, and Mayflower. The only set back the team has had this season is the loss against Pottsville (36-10). This week Dardanelle plays Waldron which will hopefully bring back the winning drive the Sandlizard team just didn’t seem to have facing Pottsville and Booneville. The team has made adjustments on offence and defense at practice to help defeat the Bulldogs.

Powder-puff Football

Above: DHS Homecoming Court

Winners: Sophomore Class

Tug of War Winners: Senior Class



Notifications After School Enrichment Anime Club with Mrs. Seay after school on Mondays and Wednesdays. Art with Mrs. Seay after school on Monday Cooking with Mrs. Futterer/Seay on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Photography and Video Editing with Mrs. Williams on Monday and Thursday respectively. Kindle with Mrs. Robinson on Tuesday.

For Juniors: If anyone is interested in Music with Mr. Hooten and Ms. Balloun on the Arkansas Governor’s School, talk Monday and Tuesday (Hooten) and Mon- to day and Wednesday (Balloun) Mrs. Hudgeons. Anyone with good grades and involved in any extraSuessical!

Anybody interested in Suessical, the musical drama based on the works of Dr.Suess, can see Ms. Balloun or Mr. Gamble for scripts. Try-outs start after school on October 4th in the choir room.

curricular, you are a prime candidate. Having this on a resume can make you really stand out. Class rings: Wednesday, October 3rd – juniors go to the cafeteria for advisory to hear about a presentation about class rings Thursday, October 11th – 4pm to 6pm Parents and juniors order class rings cafeteria 5


Senior Page ACT Testing Dates and Fees Registration Dead- (Late Fee Re-

Test Date



September 8, 2012

August 17, 2012

October 27, 2012

September 21, 2012

December 8, 2012

November 2, 2012

February 9, 2013*

January 11, 2013

April 13, 2013

March 8, 2013

March 9 – 22, 2013

June 8, 2013

May 3, 2013

May 4 – 17, 2013

August 18–24, 2012 September 22 – October 5, 2012

Senior baby pictures are due October 15th these need to less than a 5x7. Also the university of Arkansas admission rep will be here October 29th to visit with interested students.

November 3 – 16, 2012 January 12 – 18, 2013

All tests cost $35 to take so try to score high the first time!

Impor tance of tests and college!

Test Takers

The ACT is a test that will test the amount

can get a scholarship. It’s important to take

of capability that you have within you. It

it early so you can get the scores back ASAP

tests the Math and English skills on the

so you know if you have to take it again.

college level. It’s also a test that determines whether or not you



Fun Facts and Trivia Gustave Eiffel, de l Ei signer of the ffe Tower had dyslexia and a fear of heights.

The site where the Parthenon was built had to be cleared of hundreds of dinosaur bones (then called giants' bones) before construction could begin.

The lion used in the origi-

In the average lifetime, a person will

nal MGM movie logo killed its trainer and two assistants the day after the logo was

First Lady Eleanor Ro osevelt was so convinced the White House wa s haunted that she k ept a vial of holy wa ter on her nightstand .

Odontophobia is the fear of teeth.

walk the equivalent of 5 times around the equator.


The three best-known western names in China: Jesus Christ, Richard Nixon, and Elvis Presley.

The 57 on Heinz ketchup bottles represents the number of varieties of pickles the company once had.

An eagle can kill a deer and fly away with it.

Elephants are the only mammals that can't jump.

The most common name in the world is Mohammed. The average person makes about 1,140 telephone calls each year.



Weather Of The Week. Tuesday 10/9

Wednesday 10/10

Thursday 10/11

Friday 10/12

Saturday 10/13

Sunday 10/14

Monday 10/15

Sunday 9-16

Monday 9-17

Tuesday 9-18

Wednesday 9-19

Thursday 9-20

Friday 9-21

Saturday 9-15

Mostly Sunny

Mostly Sunny

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy




High: 70

High: 71

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High: 80

High: 82

High: 78

High: 78

Low: 43

Low: 54

Low: 50

Low: 60

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Low: 61

Chance of Rain: 20%

Chance of Rain: 40%

The Lunch for the week is...






Chicken Fried Steak, Mashed Po-

Taco Casserole, Refried beans,

Chicken Spaghetti, Green Beans,

Chicken Strips, Mac and Cheese,

Hot ham and cheese, Sweet

tatoes, Vegetables,

Shredded Lett/

Tossed Salad,

Tossed Salad,

Potato fries, Car-

Fresh Fruit

Toma. Salsa, Peaches

Pineapple, Wheat Roll.

Strawberries and Bananas

rot/Celery Sticks, Fruit Cup.

Juniors: PSAT is offered on Wednesday, Oct 17 at the parent center cost is $15 Seniors: Nov 12 class meeting to make selections for announcements Link to Online version: http:// first_volume


Lizards' Trail Vol. 1  

Dardanelle Highschool paper

Lizards' Trail Vol. 1  

Dardanelle Highschool paper