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May, 2017

  • 10 May

    HHE to Participate in Summer Food Program

    SUBMITTED – Holly Harshman Elementary is participating in the DHS Summer Food Program. Breakfast and Lunch will be provided to all children under 18. Each will be served without charge and meals are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of meal service. ...

  • 10 May

    Retirement Reception for Coleen Clark and Pam Curry

    A retirement reception will be hosted next week for a pair of Holly Harshman faculty members. The staff of HHE, also known as “WE”, will be hosting a “come and go” retirement reception for Mrs. Clark and Mrs. Curry.  “WE” invites you to stop by between 3:30 pm and 5:00 pm on Friday, May 19, 2017 at Holly Harshman Elementary in the lounge.  “WE” ...

  • 10 May

    Mena High School Choirs Earn Academic Honors

    SUBMITTED – The Arkansas Choral Directors Association initiated an academic achievement awards program in 2016-17 to recognize academic achievement as well as achievements through choral performance assessment.  The ArkCDA recognized individual students and choral groups that participated in region performance assessment this spring.  The program features two levels of recognition based on a 4.0 grading scale:  Excellence in Academic Achievement ...

  • 10 May

    More than $1 Million in Scholarships Offered to MHS Band Students

    Mena High School Band Director Charles Morgan is proud to announce that his students have been offered $1,053,100.00 in scholarships. Pictured from left to right: Karley Cline- $64,200 Braden Purvis-$346,000 Jacklynn Minton-$92,000 Jarred Harley-$67,500 David Chaney-$437,800 Avanlea Furr-$45,600

  • 10 May

    Wickes Elementary Visits Wildlife Refuge

    Wickes Elementary 5th and 6th grade students recently had the opportunity to visit Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge [TCWR] in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. The students received the opportunity because of a service project that they started this school year. With a desire to do a community service project, the students began looking around and decided that they wanted to support the ...

  • 10 May

    Cossatot Choir and Bands Rock the House

    The Cossatot River High School Music department showcased their immense talent, Tuesday, May 2nd as their students rocked Holbert Auditorium in Wickes with performances by both their choirs and bands. The evening began at 6:00 p.m. with performances by several groups from the choir department and then the show continued at 7:30 with the high school band. Holbert Auditorium was ...

  • 10 May

    UA Rich Mountain PTK Hosts Hunt for Literacy

    On Friday, April 7th the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society hosted the Hunt for Literacy event on the UA Rich Mountain campus in Mena. The UA Rich Mountain PTK members provided goody bags, which included a book, coloring book, crayons, and pencils to over 120 preschool children who attended the fun and educationally ...

  • 10 May

    Skipping School To Go Fishing!

    Approximately 175 kindergarten through second grade students from Acorn Elementary School and over 150 parents and grandparents attended the Fishing Derby Day on May 4 at Janssen Park.  Weather was absolutely wonderful.  After several days of rain, the sun came out.  As part of the Hooked on Fishing Not On Drugs program, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission had stocked the ...

  • 10 May

    4H Mystery Investigation

    Everybody loves a mystery. Kindergarten thru 6th grade students at Oden Elementary recently became detectives in a case called “Who borrowed Mr. Bear?” Combining mystery and investigation in an engaging way makes for great hands-on learning. That’s what 4-H is known for,” remarked Tammy McAdoo, Montgomery County 4-H Program Assistant. The students conducted forensic science tests on evidence found at ...

  • 3 May

    MHS Theatre Places at Arkansas Young Playwrights Competition

    SUBMITTED – Mena Theatre II and III classes went to the Arkansas Young Playwrights Competition on April 15th for the fourth year in a row.  This year they won 1st runner up for the play What are You in For?, written by Cece Metcalf Cearley.  Mark Castillo was awarded Best Actor, one of the four acting awards, for the second ...