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October, 2019

  • 23 October

    Acorn September Students of the Month

    Acorn September Students of the Month…Kindergarten- Alex Schneberger, Daelyn Broach, Jhase Green;1st Grade-Vee Mabry, Kaylin House; 2nd Grade- Emalley Mishler, Brody Lopez; 3rd Grade- Ciara Candelaria, Ryder Laughlin; 4th Grade- Adalyn Bohlman, Aubrie Boyd; 5th Grade- Tanner Willis, Camara Dill; 6th Grade- Emma Clovis, Zane Newton.

  • 23 October

    Mena Regional Auxiliary Awards Scholarships…

    The Mena Regional Auxiliary recently awarded $1,000 scholarships to five students to assist in their pursuit of a degree in the medical field.  The volunteer group will host the Annual Auxiliary Christmas Breakfast on Thursday, December 5th in the Mena Regional Cafeteria.  This signature event provides funds for the scholarships, which are presented each year in the spring and fall. ...

  • 23 October

    Mena Board of Education Fails To Have a Quorum During October Meeting

    The Mena School Board met for their regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, however, they did not have enough for a quorum. Superintendent Benny Weston gave his report to the board. Mr. Weston and spoke about the new teacher pay requirements. He went on to give the board an update concerning the proposed new phone system at the campus, the ESSA Report ...

  • 23 October

    Elizabeth Baker is an SAU SI Leader for 2019-2020

    MAGNOLIA, AR (10/21/2019)– Elizabeth Baker is appointed to serve as a Southern Arkansas University Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leader for the 2019-20 academic year. Baker is a senior Nursing major from Mena, AR. Baker, who supplement instructs the Nursing course, holds weekly SI sessions through Student Support Services. SI sessions are series of weekly review sessions to aid students taking historically ...

  • 16 October

    Arkansas Sheriff’s Association Awards Red Ribbon Week Support Grant to Holly Harshman Elementary School

    Sheriff Scott Sawyer and Mena School Resource Officer, Justin Wagner presented Holly Harshman Elementary School with the Arkansas Sheriff Association award grant of $2,000. The monies will be used to purchase incentive prizes and rewards for HHE’s positive behavior system “Bearcat Eyes Are Watching You” monthly pep assemblies and the 2019 Red Ribbon Week (RRW) activities during October 28th-November 1, ...

  • 16 October

    Bearcat Band Competes in 2019 Arkansas Showcase of Bands

    This past Saturday, October 12th, the Bearcat Band competed in the 2019 Arkansas Showcase of Bands in Little Rock at War Memorial Stadium.The MHS Band did not disappoint with the Overall Band, Percussion Section, and Drum Major receiving a 1st Division Superior rating.Pictured left are Summer Loar, Faith Chaney (Drum Major) and Teresa Cude holding the bands hardware. The Color ...

  • 16 October

    A Look Back to What Was…Fond Memories of Hatfield Public Schools

    The afternoon of October 8, 2019 was spent visiting with friends, four members of the Hatfield High School graduating class of 1950. They were Dorothy (Floyd) Southern, Erma (Dilbeck) Wize, Johnie Faye (Ross) Craig, and Lucile (Richards) Lance- all in their late eighties. Mr. Bernie Mize was the kind chauffer.  Much of the talk began with ‘do you remember’ and ...

  • 16 October

    State Legislature Considering Bill to Reduce Bullying in Public Schools

    A 2017 study titled “Indicators of School Crime and Safety,” published by the United States Department of Justice and the United States Department of Education, reported that 20% of students ages 12-18 reported being bullied at school during the previous school year. The same study also reported that about 33% of students who reported being bullied at school indicated that ...

  • 9 October

    Capitol Hill is Filled with Red Blazers : FCCLA Youth Leaders Advocate for Strong Support of Career and Technical Education

    Acorn High School Senior, Makenna Goss and her advisor, Mindy Lyle, took part in the Capitol Leadership experience last week Washington, DC.  Makenna is President of the Acorn Chapter and Arkansas Vice President of Parliamentary Law.  The Arkansas delegation met with Senator Tom Cotton’s office and the Representative offices of French Hill, Rick Crawford, and Bruce Westerman to advocate for ...

  • 9 October

    Wickes Elementary September Star Students

    Front Row (L-R) Avery Watkins, Jake Speight, and Daniel Gonzalez.  Middle Row (L-R) Leo Peña, Carson Price, Jessie Bailey, Yeremi Martinez, and  Jesus Ruiz.  Back Row (L-R) Ethan Ashcraft, Kaydince Gray, Kenya Antunez, Isai Esquivel, Jacqueline Teodoro, and Leidy Martinez.  Photo submitted by Wickes Elementary.