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December, 2019

  • 11 December

    2nd Semester Enrollment Now Open at MISD

    The enrollment window for the second semester at Mena Public Schools is now open.  The deadline for enrollment is Tuesday December 17th.  Pending school board approval, applicants will begin the second semester on Monday January 6th 2020.  Forms can be obtained at the Mena School Administration Building, 501 Hickory in Mena.  For more information call 479-394-1710.

  • 4 December

    Acorn Elementary Students of the Month

    Kindergarten~ Emma Decker and Tessa Tunnell; 1st Grade~ Truitt Strother, Braelyn Tarkinton and Eden Roberts; 2nd Grade~ Christian Fairless and Levi Cearley; 3rd Grade~ Gabriella Davidson and Samyual Casten; 4th Grade~Kayden Decker and Collin Voelkel; 5th Grade~ Clay McGee and Kirsten Belcher; 6th Grade~ Kylee Johnson and Kaleb Sullivan; Also pictured October Students of the Month~ Vayden Bayne, Emalynn Ledbetter ...

  • 4 December

    Mena Students To Compete in GeoBee

    The National Geographic Society will hold the National Geographic Bee for students in the fourth through eighth grades on Friday December 13th at the Mena High School Performing Arts Center beginning at 8:30 a.m.  The champion of the Mena School District Geography Bee will advance to the next round where they’ll face a qualifying test in order to advance to ...

  • 4 December

    Nation’s Report Card States Scores ‘Not Improving’

    Fourth and eighth-graders in the state are not improving in math and reading that’s according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, also known as the Nation’s Report Card.  The report says the results from this year are just about the same as the results from 2015 and 2017. Fourth graders in Arkansas earned a reading score of 215, just ...

November, 2019

  • 27 November

    Holly Harshman Elementary Quiz Bowl Team

    The Holly Harshman fifth grade Quiz Bowl team received 1st place at the Polk County Quiz Bowl on Nov. 21. There were five teams. They will advance to De Queen-Mena Educational Cooperative in January to compete against other counties. Pictured are Ruby Dewitt, Laliegh Powell, Makenley Sullivan, Ryan Jiang, Kaiden Walls, Alayna Powell, Tessa Williams, Ty Thomas, Chandler Hendrickson, Lucas ...

  • 27 November

    Mena Senior Named Coca-Cola Semifinalist

    Mena High School senior Macie Johnson has been named a Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Semifinalist. Johnson was selected from 93,000+ applicants. 1,928 high school seniors across the country were selected as Semifinalists from a pool of 93,075 submitted applications based on their academic excellence, leadership and service demonstrated in school and community activities. The Semifinalists are in the running for 150 ...

  • 27 November

    Mena Board of Education Approves Changes to District’s Vision Plan

    The Mena School Board met for the regular November meeting on Tuesday evening. The board began by approving the minutes from the September & October meeting. They quickly moved to passing a disclosure statement for board member Kyle Cannon who is also an employee of the Union Bank of Mena. A proposal was made to change the district employees vision ...

  • 27 November

    CRHS Choral Dept to present Christmas concert

    The Cossatot River High School Choral Dept will present their Christmas concert  on Monday, December 9, 2019 in the Holbert Auditorium in Wickes. The choir concert will begin at 6:00 under the direction of Susan Brewer.  The 7th grade TrebleMakers choir will begin the concert, followed by the 7th-9th grade AccaFellas choir, then the 8th grade TrebleTones choir.  The second ...

  • 27 November

    New Holiday Celebrates the Power of College Savings for Arkansas Students

    Savings Sunday encourages families to plan ahead… Little Rock – Sunday, December 1, 2019 has been designated as Savings Sunday by Arkansas Treasurer of State Dennis Milligan. Research suggests that on average, college tuition triples every 17 years. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, college graduates will earn an average of $1 million more over their lifetime than a ...

  • 20 November

    Adult Education Recognized by Division of Workforce Services Receives Grant For Alternative Sentencing…

    Submitted photo: pictured from left to right: Program Director Joel Bush, Administrative Assistant and GED Testing Coordinator Renee Young, Adult Education Instructor Bonnie Medlin, and SNAP E&T Coordinator Donah Simmons. Photo courtesy of UARM [November 1, 2019 | MENA, Ark.]  The Adult Education Program provided through UA Rich Mountain was recently recognized by the State of Arkansas’ Division of Workforce ...