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November, 2017

  • 1 November

    UA Rich Mountain Hosts Calculator Workshops

    The University of Arkansas Rich Mountain Math & Science Department and TRiO Student Support Services Program hosted a graphing calculator workshop on October 4th & 6th for the fall 2017 semester.  The winner of the graphing calculator door prize was Breanna Lewis. For more information about the graphing calculator workshops, contact Student Support Services at 479-394-7622 or follow on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/University-of-Arkansas-Rich-Mountain-Student-Support-Services Pictured, l to ...

  • 1 November

    Miss Polk County Awarded UA Rich Mountain Scholarship

    Each year, the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain provides a scholarship to the reigning Miss Polk County. On September 30th, Hannah McDonald was crowned Miss Polk County for the 2017-2018 year and was awarded a scholarship to UA Rich Mountain to be applied toward tuition, fees, & books. Hannah is a junior at Mena High School and plans to pursue ...

  • 1 November

    MHS Hosts 2017 Halloween Lab

    Mena High School hosted its 2017 Halloween Lab on October 25, in the MHS Science Wing. The free bi-annual event was packed with STEAM-ed activities, spanning the categories of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math, fit for students and adults of all ages. “We had over 120 people come through and enjoy the special bi-annual event. It was put on ...

  • 1 November

    Vandervoort Ele. Release Honor Roll & Perfect Attendance

    The following is the honor roll for the first nine weeks: Kindergarten – All A’s:  Alicia Aaron, Adelyn Barton, Alleigh Bennett, Vivi Brewer, Aiden Broach, Kadence Broach, Easty Bryce, Makenzie Butler, Christopher Dickens, Adalyn Elder, Amelia Espinola, Christian Fairless, Joshua Groce, Savanna Hutson, Shaelynn Manning, Janessa Rogers-Walker, Kate Tooker, Jeliza Turner, Jolena Turner, Max Watkins, Kristina Wilkinson.Kindergarten – All A’s ...

  • 1 November

    Mena Elks Helped Acorn Elementary Celebrate Red Ribbon Week

    The Mena Elks Lodge helped Acorn Elementary celebrate Red Ribbon Week with a 160-foot banana split and a visit from Elroy the Elk. Mena Elks Exalted Ruler Brian Thompson and crew shared the day, and the banana split, with 298 students and 18 adults. Red Ribbon Week is celebrated by schools each year in a nationwide effort to keep kids ...

  • 1 November

    Acorn High School Announces Honor Roll

    Acorn High School has announced their first nine weeks honor roll. All A’s: 7th Grade: Brookelyn Goss, Kaelin Harding, Lori Richardson. 8th Grade: Abigail Nance, Raeghan Weddle. 9th Grade: Corryn Holland, Halli Holland, Harlee Rodgers, Sarah Wallace. 10th Grade: Makenna Goss, Kacey Head, Brady Lyle, Justin Richmond. 12th Grade: Elizabeth Hachtel, Josey Webb. A’s & B’s: 7th Grade: Braylan Bohlman, ...

October, 2017

  • 27 October

    Mena Middle School EAST Visits Local Sites to Interview Veterans

    On September 29, 2017, the Mena Middle School EAST class visited the Senior Citizen Center, National Guard Armory and the Rich Mountain Nursing Home.  They interviewed many Veterans including those who served in WWII, Vietnam and Korea. They played games and discussed many history topics at the senior citizen center, visited Veterans and an individual from the Berlin Crisis at the ...

  • 27 October

    Puckett Awarded MHS October Teacher of the Month

    Mrs. Melissa Puckett, a Mena High School teacher has been awarded the October Teacher of Month by the Orientation to Teaching classes at MHS. Breanna Price stated that Mrs. Puckett is a “very bright, bubbly teacher and always has a smile on her face.”  Kaylee Rogers and Ashlyn Soliz stated that she is “willing to listen to students and will ...

  • 27 October

    MHS Choir Students Earn All-Region Honors

    SUBMITTED BY TAMMY TAYLOR – Thirty Mena High School students traveled to Lakeside High School in Hot Springs on Saturday, October 14, to audition for a spot in the Arkansas Choral Directors Region 3 All Region Honors Choir.  The Mena students competed with over eight hundred students from other schools in Region 3.  Eleven MHS vocalists earned scores which placed ...

  • 27 October

    HHE Announces Teacher of the Month

    Holly Harshman Elementary is proud to announce their first Teacher of the Month for the 2017 – 2018 school year. By popular vote, Karen Wimberly has been chosen by her coworkers as the Teacher of the Month. Mrs. Wimberly has been given a special Teacher of the Month t-shirt. She will also keep the trophy in her room during her reign ...