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August, 2019

  • 14 August

    Athletic Facilities Upgrade Underway At Cossatot River

    (WICKES)  Cossatot River School District Superintendent Jim Tankersley reported in his report to the school board that the ball field project at Cossatot River High School will begin on Monday. The project will see a new soccer field, baseball and softball fields at the Wickes campus. Tankersley said that the teams spent more time on the road playing their opponents ...

  • 14 August

    CRSD Anticipates 1000 Students For School Year

    (WICKES)  Members of the Cossatot River School Board heard reports from the various building principals that the district will have just over one thousand students attending their two high schools and three elementary school campuses in the 2019-2020 school year. Cossatot River High School will have the largest contingent of students, with 410 enrolled. Wickes Elementary will have 300 students, ...

  • 14 August

    CRSD Making Improvements to District Facilities

    (WICKES)  Cossatot River School District Superintendent Jim Tankersley reported that the district has been making some much needed improvements to some facilities. The district is installing handicap ramps at the Music Room at Umpire campus. In addition, new steps are being placed near the Ag Building on the campus. At Vandervoort Elementary, the school is getting a lot of wood ...

  • 14 August

    Free and Reduced Lunch Program For ORSD Families

    (ACORN)  The Ouachita River School District announced on Monday, August 12th, its policy for providing free and reduced price meals for children served under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. Each school campus office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party.  The price charged for a paid student breakfast is ...

  • 14 August

    Arkansas Department of Health Prepares Arkansans For the School Year

    (LITTLE ROCK)  It is almost time for school to be back in session. Students may need immunizations or a copy of their birth certificate, both of which the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) can provide. Immunizations Immunizations are required to help protect Arkansas students from vaccine-preventable diseases. If a student has not yet received the proper immunization, he or she ...

  • 14 August

    Use Of Cellphones In School Zones Are Banned

    (MENA)  The Mena Public Schools has announced that with Act 738, now in effect, that drivers are banned from using their phones in school zones during school hours when students are present. The new law amends an existing one to comply with federal regulations. The definition of texting was expanded to include instant messaging and electronic data retrieval. Texting while ...

  • 14 August

    Fall Single Parent Scholarships Available

    (MENA)  Single parents thinking about continuing their education or who have already enrolled in college are eligible for fall scholarships. There are two qualifications: 1) responsible for at least one dependent child; and 2) eligible for a Pell Gant. Single Parent Scholarships are good at any post-secondary, non-profit institution. For full-time students, scholarships are $1,100 a semester and $2,000 a ...

  • 14 August

    Letter to the Ouachita River School Community

    Ouachita River Community, Let me be the first to say, “Welcome Back to School!”  I hope all of you had time to enjoy this summer together.  As you know, school is fast approaching. In three short weeks we will begin the 2019-20 school year.  We have been working hard to prepare our classrooms, buses, facilities, and personnel to make this ...

  • 14 August

    2019 Hall of Honor Class Announced At University of Arkansas

    (FAYETTEVILLE)  Fifteen former Arkansas Razorback athletes have been named to the University of Arkansas 2019 Hall of Honor Class. The class includes former baseball pitcher Kevin Campbell; former football players Dick Cunningham, David Dickey and Hal McAfee; basketball player James Cathcart, Joe Johnson; tennis players Aurelija Miseviciute; track & field athletes Wallace Spearmon Jr., LaShaunte’a Moore and Lee Yoder; softball ...

  • 14 August

    Mena Enrichment Classes Choose ‘To Do’ Love: Promoting Recycling and Helping the Homeless

    (MENA) Two Enrichment Classes, led by Mrs. Philpot and Mrs. Lindsey, exhibited the spirit of community and encouragement to take action.  During last year’s Enrichment period, Sophomores worked through a program titled “Choose Love”.  It was half-way through the program the class choose “To Do Love” and provide a service instead of watching a program on others choosing to do ...