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March, 2017

  • 31 March

    Acorn Students Place at Annual Coop Book Fair

    The Acorn campus of Ouachita River School District recently sent a group of students to compete in the Mena-DeQueen Educational Coop’s annual Reading Fair. Students at the Reading Fair gave presentations via storyboards, technology, and oral presentations on their chosen books. Categories included Fiction, Non-Fiction, and Technology. Winners and categories are pictured. Sophie Strasner and Holiday Neufeld won 2nd place ...

  • 31 March

    Mena Holly Harshman’s Battle of the Books Results

    The DeQueen – Mena Co-Op’s Battle of the Books was held on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 and Wednesday, March 15, 2017 in Gilham, Ark. Holly Harshman was well represented by the following students: 3rd Grade’s Team A took 2nd place out of 21 teams from students across the region. Team included: Kallye Gates, Kate Wilson, Makenzie Vega, and Carmindy Ashcraft. ...

  • 31 March

    Johnson Learning Commons Receives Art Book Donation

    On March 21, the Johnson Learning Commons on the campus of the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain received a copy of the book, Bernice Bales Campbell Works of Art: A Labor of Love, donated by the children and grandchildren of Bernice Campbell. Bernice was an alumna of Rich Mountain Community College and enrolled in a number of art classes during her college ...

  • 24 March

    School Lunch Menus: March 27-31, 2017

    Acorn School’s Breakfast Monday 3/27 Variety cereal, super donut, fruit, juice, milk Tuesday 3/28 Variety cereal, strawberry parfait, sausage link, fruit, juice, milk Wednesday 3/29 Variety cereal, pancakes w/ syrup, sausage link, fruit, juice, milk Thursday 3/30 Variety cereal, mini powdered donuts, fruit, juice, milk Friday 3/31 Variety cereal, biscuit & gravy, jelly, sausage link, fruit yogurt, juice, milk Acorn School’s ...

  • 22 March

    Mena Middle School 3rd Nine Weeks Honor Roll and Merit List

    All A’S 6th grade-  Olivia Butterfield, Evelyn Farrier, Draven Hair, Emmi Hines, Madilyn Lyle, Emily May, Anna McDonald, Paige Parnell, Trevin Plunkett, Kendall Posey, Carmen Puckett, Ranessa Ricker, Alexander Rocha, Abigail Smith. 7th grade- Allison Bates, Katie Benefield, Samuel Cross, Whitney Dilbert, Grayson Fairless, Christina Gragg, Sarah Grenier, Breeanna Hendrix, Tate Hunter, Emily Liles, Abigail McConnell, Jaiden Milam, Abby Perez, Avery ...

  • 22 March

    Mena Schools Host ‘Donuts with Dad’

    Mena Public Schools held a Donuts with Dad event on Friday, March 17, 2017. Each of the district’s four campuses allowed dads to eat breakfast with their children, being served donuts, milk, and fruit. The schools reported a great turnout for the event.

  • 22 March

    Local 6th Graders Attend Discovering Excellence in AR STEM Conference

    Wickes Elementary sixth graders Toby Brown, Ashley Castro, and Emily Ugarte were selected to attend the Discovering Excellence in Arkansas STEM Conference at the Museum of Discovery in Little Rock. Only 100 6th graders from across the state were chosen. These students have shown an aptitude in Math & Sciences and are thinking about pursuing a STEM career.

  • 22 March

    Vandervoort Elementary’s Perfect Attendance for the 3rd Nine Weeks

    First Grade: Anastasia Broach and  Jakub Henry. Third Grade: Jacob Barrett and Michael  Howard. Fourth Grade: Jennifer Arce and Bradley Wade. Fifth Grade: Thomas Broach, Illiana Diaz De Leon,  and Darnay Pierce. Sixth Grade: Rudy Arce, Austin Caramez, Tyler Graham, Kimberly Hackworth, and Jessica Harris.

  • 22 March

    Vandervoort Elementary’s 3rd Nine Weeks Honor Roll

    Kindergarten – All A’s;  Leliana Anglin, Makenzie Arthur, Aspen Boldrey,  Gracelee Burk, Jasmine Dunn,  Keelie Haynes, Bailey Huff, Aaron Jewell, Cambree Manning, Tristan Pollard, Natalie Rushing, Nevaeh Scott, Ariana Shaver, Jace Shouse, Gracie Smith, Joslyn Watkins, Braxton Wilkinson , Saphina Zimmerman. Kindergarten – All A’s & B’s; Madyson Broach,  Samuel Davis, Easton Johnson. First Grade- All A’s; Temperance Bell, Brody ...

  • 22 March

    UA Rich Mountain- ACT Prep Courses

    The University of Arkansas Rich Mountain is offering ACT prep courses for anyone interested. Prep courses will be offered in reading, math, and English. The reading course will be Tuesday, March 28th from 6-8pm. The math prep course will be available Wednesday, March 29th from 6-8pm. For those seeking to take the English course, it will be offered Thursday, April ...