WSD Board passes 2020/2021 budget that includes funds for construction of new elementary school and sports arena

WSD Board passes 2020/2021 budget that includes funds for construction of new elementary school and sports arena

Warren School Board passed the 2021-22 school budget during a special meeting Tuesday. The budget year actually goes from June 1, 2021-July 31, 2022. Included in the budget this year is about $20 million for construction of the new elementary school and sports arena. The budget includes: Total district teacher salary, operating, debt service: $2,090,450.10,…

Star City art teacher named 2021 Arkansas Elementary Art Educator of the Year

Star City art teacher named 2021 Arkansas Elementary Art Educator of the Year

Star City’s Jimmy Brown Elementary School art teacher Suzi Davis has been selected as the 2021 Arkansas Elementary Art Educator of the Year. Davis will be presented with this award at the Arkansas Art Educators annual fall conference held at the Wyndham Riverfront in North Little Rock on November 4. Friends and family are welcome…

Land prep work begins for new Warren elementary school

Land prep work begins for new Warren elementary school

Land clearing work has started for the preparation for construction of the new Warren elementary school set to be built on the Warren Campus. Crews are already busy clearing trees and removing brush and other debris. Monday evening, the Warren School Board voted to proceed with construction of the new elementary school and Lumberjack Arena.…

Hermitage School Board meets for regular monthly business

Hermitage School Board meets for regular monthly business

Members of the Hermitage School Board met in regular session Monday, September 13 in the Hermitage High School Cafeteria. Present were Board President Russell Richard,members Kevin Reep, Mary Hamilton, Teia Thomas and Gary Vines. Also present were Superintendent Dr. Tracy Tucker, Mistie McGhee and Rosalynda Ellis. The board approved past minutes, approved the financial report…

Construction approved to begin on new Lumberjack arena and elementary school

Construction approved to begin on new Lumberjack arena and elementary school

Meeting for the regular monthly school board meeting Monday, September 13, all seven members of the Warren School Board were present and voted to approve the construction of the new elementary school and sports arena. A vote of the people and previous actions by the Board to issue bonds has made the new projects a…

1,490 students enrolled in Warren Schools K-12

1,490 students enrolled in Warren Schools K-12

New enrollment data recently released by the Warren School District shows a community educational institution growing in diversity. According to Warren School District Superintendent Bryan Cornish, there are approximately 1,490 students currently enrolled within the Warren School District. That number includes grades kindergarten through twelfth grade. The reason that number is stated as approximate is…

Hermitage School Board votes to mandate masks indoors and on school buses in fight to curb COVID-19 spread

Hermitage School Board votes to mandate masks indoors and on school buses in fight to curb COVID-19 spread

The Hermitage Board of Education voted 6-0 Thursday evening, September 2, 2021 to require masks to be worn when indoors at any Hermitage Schools building where social distancing of six feet is not an option as well as on school buses. Thursday’s meeting was a special called meeting specifically for the discussion of possibly updating…

JA of Warren holding school supply drive for students in need

JA of Warren holding school supply drive for students in need

Junior Auxiliary of Warren is currently hosting a school supply drive to support children in need for the 2021/2022 school year. Those wishing to donate supplies may drop off the goods at either Farm Bureau, the Junior Auxiliary booth during Saturday’s farmer’s market, or with any member of the Junior Auxiliary of Warren. The group…

Warren School Board votes to mandate masks as COVID remains a threat

Warren School Board votes to mandate masks as COVID remains a threat

Six of the seven members of the Warren School Board were present Monday evening, August 9 for the monthly meeting of the board. President Jerry Daniels presided. The board had a full agenda and conducted a list of routine business, including approving past minutes, financial reports and hearing from the various school administrators. The last…

Back-to-school tax-free holiday weekend starts tonight at midnight

Back-to-school tax-free holiday weekend starts tonight at midnight

This weekend, Saturday, August 7 through Sunday, August 8, 2021 is Arkansas’s back-to-school tax-free holiday, a weekend set aside to help parents save on back-to-school supplies and clothes. Tons of items will be tax free including school supplies, clothing, some electronics and more. That means that all school supplies and school art supplies are exempt…