Congratulations to DES 3rd grade students Rhett Brinkley, Heath Williams, and Willie Sorrels for winning 2nd place in the Battle of the Books for 2022-23 school year.
STUDENTS OF THE MONTH--February
Cubs with Character is a new program at De Queen Elementary that seeks to recognize positive character traits and behavior in our students. Teachers nominate students weekly for recognition. From the weekly Cubs with Character students, a boy and girl from each grade level will be chosen to be recognized as Students of the Month.
For Read Across America/Dr. Seuss Week, Karlie Turner read books to Ms Jarrell’s students. She read Would You Rather Be a Bullfrog, and The Lorax.
DES Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Alicia Tatum
Mrs. Alicia Tatum has been named the 2023 De Queen Elementary Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Tatum joined our Leopard family as a first-grade teacher at De Queen Primary. In the following years, she received a Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on English as a Second Language and taught ESL.
Mrs. Tatum is currently teaching third grade at De Queen Elementary and enjoys her fellow third-grade teachers who she counts as family, and the excellent De Queen Elementary team as a whole.“I love being part of the De Queen Elementary family where I can do what I love every day!” Tatum said. She stated that her favorite part of teaching is her students—their personalities, energy, and differences. After growing up in Magnolia, Arkansas, Mrs. Tatum graduated from Southern Arkansas University with a degree in Elementary Education. Alicia married Bobby Tatum in 1990 and taught first grade for two years before staying home to raise her children, Austin and Bethany.
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De Queen Elementary School Mission Statement
De Queen Elementary School is a school with pride where excellence is expected an all children will advance in math, literacy, and science.