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October, 2017

  • 18 October

    Mena Schools to Celebrate Red Ribbon Week

    SUBMITTED – Mena Schools will Celebrate Red Ribbon Week during the week of October 24th through 27th. The theme this year is ‘Bearcat Paws Don’t Touch Drugs’. “As a Community Service project we will partner with Mena High School Hub to donate dog and cat food to the Polk County Humane Society. We challenge the community to join us in our efforts,” ...

  • 18 October

    Join CRHS for EAST Night Out

    SUBMITTED – The Cossatot River High School EAST Program will have their second annual EAST Night Out on Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. in the CRHS EAST Classroom, room 401. EAST Night Out is a national “open house” celebration of EAST programs, where family, friends and the general public are invited to see how students are ...

  • 13 October

    School Lunch Menus: October 16-27, 2017

    Acorn Public Schools: Monday Breakfast: Variety Cereal, omelet, cheese, toast, parfait, oranges, juice, milk. Lunch: Elementary: Pasta Primavera w/ chicken, meatball sub, breadstick, corn, pears, salad bar, juice, milk. High School: Chicken pasta primavera, meatball sub, breadstick, baked potato bar, wheat crackers, corn, pears, salad bar, juice, milk. Tuesday Breakfast: Variety cereal, super donut parfait, sausage link, raisins, bananas, juice, ...

  • 11 October

    HHE Student Challenges Classmates to Provide Hurricane Relief

    This year at Holly Harshman Elementary, “WE” have challenged each and every student to “Show Your True Colors” by striving to be the best person that they can be.  HHE 5th graders have taken that challenge to the next level by coming up with the idea of being a #differencemaker. Each student has the opportunity to recognize their classmates for ...

  • 11 October

    MHS JAG Student and Program Earn Top Awards

    On October 4, 2017 Jobs for America’s Graduates  (JAG) State Leadership Conference Competition was held in Little Rock, Arkansas at UALR. Mena High School JAG Senior program had two students compete in the Public Speaking and Math Skills events. The top three places in each event will qualify for the national competition in Washington D.C. at the National Student Leadership ...

  • 10 October

    U of A Rich Mountain’s Meet the Staff: Tonya Boydstun

    Tonya Boydstun joined the UA Rich Mountain family as a faculty member in the fall 2013. In her role as the School of Cosmetology Coordinator and Instructor, she provides hands-on practicum experience and classroom instruction to her students. Tonya is an alumna of Barton High School, obtained a Certificate of Proficiency in Cosmetology and completed the Instructor of Cosmetology program ...

  • 10 October

    Mena Middle EAST Flips Classroom

    CONTRIBUTED BY WHITNEY DILBERT – On Wednesday, September 28, 2017 EAST students, Grayson Fairless, Whitney Dilbert, and Cadence Barnes, taught sixth and eighth graders about Veterans. All three of the girls prepared lessons and activities for the classes.  The presentations included information on major wars, including the number of casualties.  The sixth graders enjoyed being taught by the girls. And ...

  • 10 October

    U of A Rich Mountain’s Meet the Staff

    This October, Charlotte Wiles celebrates her 16th anniversary at the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain. Of the 16 years at the College, she has served as the Director of the AR Career Pathways Initiative Program on campus for the past ten years. Charlotte is an alumna of Smithville High School, obtained an AAS in Computer Systems Technology from the University ...

  • 10 October

    Acorn Elementary Announces Sept. Students of the Month

    School officials have announced the September Students of the Month from Acorn Elementary School.  Students chosen have displayed excellent citizenship, exceptional academic effort/improvement and good attendance. Simple Simon’s Pizza, Goss Electronics, and Laark Enterprises provided lunch and games. Pictured are: Front Row: Cody Rusert, Kindergarten, son of Dusty and Samantha Rusert; Kaidon McQueen, 1st grade, son of Rodney and Diana ...

  • 6 October

    School Lunch Menus: October 9-13, 2017

    Acorn Public Schools: Monday Breakfast: Variety cereal, breakfast pizza, parfait, bananas, juice, milk. Lunch: Elementary: Beef taco salad, chicken nuggets, brown rice, corn, mixed fruit, salad bar, juice, milk. High School: Taco salad, chicken nuggets, baked potato bar, brown rice, wheat crackers, corn, mixed fruit, salad bar, juice, milk. Tuesday Breakfast: Variety cereal, biscuit, sausage & cheese, parfait, peaches, juice, ...