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February, 2017

  • 22 February

    Mena High School Students Compete All-Region Band

    Members of the Mena High School band recently competed in All-Region Band, with some earning a spot in the coveted All-State Auditions. To earn the spot, students must be a top student in regional competition. Mena High School students, David Chaney, Brynn Harvey, and Fisher Neufeld each earned a position in the Arkansas All State Jazz Band. Brynn Harvey and ...

  • 22 February

    MMS Raises Money for St. Jude’s with Math-a-thon

    Students at Mena Middle School recently participated in the Great Kindness Challenge. During the event, the 6th graders that participated in the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Math-A-Thon raised $1,745 for St Jude’s. MMS School Counselor, Leilani Rose appreciated the kind efforts of the students and said, “Thank you for helping others and making a difference!” Students participating were: Dusty Miller, ...

  • 22 February

    100th Day Balloon Found Hundreds of Miles Away

    A balloon has been found more than 300 miles away after being released at Vandervoot Elementary’s annual 100th Day of School Celebration in January 2017. The balloon was released by Pre-Schooler, Katie Gibbons, on January 24th, and just three weeks later on February 15th, she received a letter stating her balloon had been found. The letter, written by a woman ...

  • 22 February

    Local Students at SAU Named to President’s and Dean’s Lists

    MAGNOLIA, AR – Southern Arkansas University has announced the names of 251 students who earned a 4.0 GPA for the Fall 2016 semester to secure a prestigious spot on the President’s List. Students from this area include: Allison Hughes, a senior Elementary Education major, from Mena. Bethany Barney, a senior Agricultural Education major, from Mena. Candace Ford, a junior Elementary ...

  • 22 February

    Gene Haas Foundation Provides Scholarships

    At the 2017 Annual Giving Campaign event, An Evening of Jazz, the Gene Haas Foundation presented a donation of $15,000 to fund scholarship awards for the 2017 year for University of Arkansas Rich Mountain students enrolled in the following UA Rich Mountain technical programs: Machine Tool Technology, Advanced Manufacturing, and Welding. Priority for scholarship criteria consists of demonstration of academic ...

  • 22 February

    Acorn FCCLA Backs the Blue for Star Event

    BY MELANIE BUCK – Acorn FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America), are currently taking part in a Star Event (Students Taking Action with Recognition) through the national organization. Star Events are competitive events in which members are recognized for proficiency and achievement in chapter and individual projects, leadership skills, and career preparation. STAR Events offer individual skill development ...

  • 17 February

    School Lunch Menus: February 20-24, 2017

    Acorn School’s Breakfast Monday 2/20 Variety cereal, omelet w/ cheese, toast, variety fruit, yogurt, juice, milk Tuesday 2/21 Variety cereal, super donut, sausage link, raisins, variety fruit, juice, milk Wednesday 2/22 Variety cereal, biscuit & sausage, jelly, variety fruit, yogurt, juice, milk Thursday 2/23 Variety cereal, Mini chocolate donuts, variety fruit, yogurt, juice, milk Friday 2/24 Variety cereal, biscuit & gravy, ...

  • 16 February

    Cossatot River Student is Recipient of AAE Diamond Award

    SUBMITTED – Victoria Needham, a senior at Cossatot River High School, received the Arkansas Alternative Education Diamond Award Thursday, February 9, 2017 at the Capitol in Little Rock. The Diamond Award was presented to a select thirteen students in the state for diligence, perseverance, sensitivity, and resiliency. She traveled to the capitol with Principal Dewayne Taylor, teacher Kim Meeks, Virtual Arkansas facilitator ...

  • 9 February

    Louise Durham’s Super Students

    Louise Durham Super Students of the Week for February 6th are: Gavin Griffin, Jacob Holt, Kiera Killian, Mason Tomblin, Makenley Sullivan, Alec Erickson, Shayla Benson, Mason Holloway, Ty Thomas, Maxwell Dollarhyde, Camren Edwards, Hailee Pullen, Zoe Byrd, Aiden Whisenhunt, Patricia VanFleet, RoxAnne Ezell, Sergio Maldonado, Shooter Davis, Bryant Thomas, Tiffiny Cavelli, Hadassah Torres,Serenity May, Madison McWilliams, Stori Lindsey, Rayden Lopez, ...

  • 9 February

    HHE Participates Great Kindness Challenge

    Holly Harshman Elementary participated in the national Great Kindness Challenge throughout the week of January 23 – January 27.  WE challenged our students to perform as many acts of kindness throughout the school, their homes and in the community as they could.  For each act of kindness WE added a link to our kindness chain.  WE unveiled our chain of ...