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April, 2017

  • 26 April

    Acorn Students Build Important Life Skills

    Acorn’s 7th grade students learned valuable “life skills” thanks to a training session provided by Diamond Lakes on Monday, April 24. Students were provided a budget sheet that gave them an occupation ranging from pediatrician to a line cook. It then detailed their annual income and then showed them their net monthly income after taxes before they were given the ...

  • 26 April

    Mena Head Start Holding Registration

    Mena Head Start Preschool is currently accepting applications for fall enrollment. Children must be at least three years of age to qualify. Early Head Start offers early childhood education for children ages birth to three. Early Head Start also serves expectant mothers. They do not transport. For more information on Mena Head Start or Mena Early Head Start, contact them ...

  • 26 April

    Louise Durham to hold Kindergarten Registration

    Louise Durham Elementary will hold Kindergarten Registration on Thursday, April 27th from 4:00-6:00 p.m. in the school library.  In order to register, your child should be 5 years old on or before August 1st.  Documents needed are:  birth certificate, social security card, shot record, and documentation of a well-child physical within the last 2 years.  You may enroll your child ...

  • 26 April

    Mena Choirs to Host Spring Concert

    SUBMITTED – Mena High School Bearcat Chorus and Spotlight Singers will present their Spring concert on Friday, April 28, at 7 p.m. in the high school Performing Arts Center.  The concert will feature a senior duet by Felix Nguyen and Szilvia Fuleki, and senior soloists Abi McPherson and Kelsey Wiggins.  Abi and Kelsey will also be featured dancers in the opening number “Sing”, ...

  • 26 April

    Reminder: Wickes Elementary to Host Registration and Pre-K Day this Week

    Wickes Elementary School will have their pre-registration screening for next year’s Kindergarten classes. Children who will be five years of age on or before August 1st, 2017 are welcome to register. The pre-registration and screening dates are April 25th, 26th, and 27th. Parents will need to bring a copy of the child’s birth certificate, social security card or military ID, ...

  • 26 April

    Vandervoort & Wickes Elementary Holds Easter Bonnet Conest

    Both Vandervoort and Wickes Elementary Schools held Easter Bonnet Contests at their campuses. Bonnets included variations of flowers, rabbits, and even chicks in a basket showing the talents and creativity of the youngsters.

  • 26 April

    SAU Students Inducted into Alpha Chi National Honor Society

    MAGNOLIA, AR (04/24/2017)– Southern Arkansas University inducted 39 students into the Alpha Chi National Honor Society on April 19, 2017. Students from the Polk County area inlcude: Cheyenne Bell of Cove, who is a junior Agricultural Education major. Allison Hughes of Mena, who is a senior Elementary Education K-6 major. The honor society invites the top 10% of academic achievers ...

  • 26 April

    UA-Rich Mountain Enrolling for Summer Semester

    BY MELANIE BUCK – University of Arkansas – Rich Mountain is currently registering students for classes for both 2017 summer semesters. Each summer term last around four weeks each – first term runs May 30th – June 28th; second term runs June 29th – Aug. 1st. Sixteen core classes are offered during the first summer term and 10 core classes ...

  • 26 April

    Photography Course Upcoming at UA-Rich Mountain

    University of Arkansas – Rich Mountain will offer an Enjoying Your Photography course in May through their Department of Lifelong Learning. The course cost is $65 and will be instructed by Andy Philpot. The classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from May 1st thru May 30th. During the photography course, students will learn to effectively compose photos with ...

  • 19 April

    Local Students Visit State Capitol

    Four sixth grade students from Vandervoort Elementary were selected to spend the day volunteering as Arkansas House of Representative pages for State Representative John Maddox in Little Rock on Thursday, March 30, 2017. Their sixth grade social studies teacher Mrs. Amy Martin nominated them for the experience. Students received a tour of the Arkansas State Capitol, Arkansas State Department of ...