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We learn many things through art.  The focus of the DES Art Show this year was texture.  Texture is the way something feels. The third and fourth graders focused on “actual texture”. The third grade students created “finger knittings” to place in a tree represented from a book read in class titled, The Mitten Tree, which was about being kind to others.  Third grade skills learned during this process were hand eye coordination, patience, pattern work, and knot tying. Fourth graders learned the value of “delicate texture” by using tissue paper to make tissue paper flowers.  The skills learned during this process were hand eye coordination, gluing techniques, folding, and scissor control.   Fifth grade learned about “implied texture” by designing their own street art and incorporating graffiti.  The skills learned during this process were watercolor painting, gluing, scissor control, the use of color, and different ways to create texture in their artworks.  Ms. Lemser is very proud of DES students’ art abilities.

Click the link below to see the art show display.

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Mrs. Phillips, Principal at De Queen Elementary School.

Mrs. Terriann Phillips, Principal


Terriann Phillips has been with De Queen School District since 1993 when she began her career as a second grade teacher. Mrs. Phillips was awarded the Elementary School Teacher of the Year for Arkansas for 1997-1998 by the Oklahoma-Arkansas Section of the Mathematical Association of America. In 1998 she was awarded the State Award for the National Science Foundation Presidental Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. After six years in the classroom, Terriann moved into administration and served one year as an assistant principal before taking over as the principal for De Queen Elementary School in 2000. In 2009, she was named Administrator of the Year by J P Associates and in 2012, she was named Outstanding Administrator of the Year by the Arkansas Art Educator’s Association.

Terriann received her Bachelor of Science degree from East Texas State University at Texarkana in 1993 and her Master of Science degree from Texas A & M – Texarkana in 1997. Additionally, she studied at Henderson State University and the University of Central Arkansas to complete the requirements for her administrator credentials.


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