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October, 2013

  • 10 October

    Mena Cross Country Team Travels to Clarksville

    Mena’s Cross Country Team traveled to Clarksville, Ark on Saturday, September 28 to compete in a 3.2 mile race that was mostly grass and woodland areas.  The competition was stiff but the Bearcats came in strong. Senior Vanessa Parnell came in well ahead of the rest of the pack to grab first in the senior girls division with a time ...

  • 10 October

    Oden Students in the MCCPA Production of Peter Pan

    The MCCPA (The Montgomery County Council for the Performing Arts) recently completed a production of Peter Pan. Students auditioned in May and worked all summer on the production. There were 7 students from Oden in the production. The bottom row is Abby and Annie Strother,  Allie Strother, and Judy Cook. Back row is George Cook, Jasper Rose, Ethan Mayo, and Jessica Young, ...

  • 10 October

    Acorn High School Inducts New Members into the National Honor Society

    On Monday, September 30th, the Acorn Chapter of the National Honor Society added 4 new members to its prestigious ranks. The ceremony, held at the Acorn High School library, featured induction of new members, recognition of officers, and Keith Willsey, a social sciences teacher and coach, as the guest speaker. In order to become members of the Honor Society, students ...

  • 10 October

    Oden Senior Competes in SW District Fair

    DeShay Baker, a senior at Oden High School and president of the Oden FFA chapter, recently competed in several events at the Southwest District Fair in Hope, Arkansas.  During the market lamb show, DeShay won her class along with Sr. showmanship.  DeShay, along with Garret Beggs from Mt. Ida, won first place in the Sr. grooming contest.  DeShay also placed ...

  • 10 October

    Acorn Elementary Students of the Month

    Congratulations to the September Students of the Month from Acorn Elementary School.  Students chosen have displayed excellent citizenship, exceptional academic effort/improvement and good attendance.  Special thanks to Simple Simon’s Pizza and Goss Electronics for providing lunch and games.   Back Row: Jayson Watts, 6th grade, son of Ronnie and Nya Watts Sarah Wallace, 5th grade, daughter of Rickey and Sheri ...

  • 10 October

    Louise Durham Elementary held its 6th annual WatchD.O.G.S. Dads and Kids Pizza Night, and the cafeteria was packed as nearly 300 dads and students attended!!  Former Superintendent of Mena Public Schools, John Ponder, spoke on the impact fathers and father-figures can have in their student’s life.  He encouraged the men in the audience to make the time to spend with their student and ultimately, to ...

  • 10 October

    Character Kids/Bus Students of the Month Chosen at Van-Cove Elementary

    Van-Cove Elementary is proud to announce its “Character Kids/Bus Students of the Month” for September.  The word of the month was “Dependability.”  Students were selected for exhibiting that character trait and for exceptional academic effort, as well as showing overall good behavior in the classroom or on the bus.  Special thanks to McDonald’s for providing free happy meal certificates for ...

  • 10 October

    RMCC Student Support Services Student of the Month

    “My name is Andrew Dickison, I graduated from Van Cove High School in 2012, and soon thereafter began attending RMCC. I have been able to complete most of my basic requirements, and plan on venturing to Arkansas Tech University in the fall of 2014 and experimenting in the business realm, specifically the marketing sector. I was an Upward Bound Trio ...

  • 10 October

    HHE Hands-On Learning Experience

    Learning is so much more fun when one mixes cherry sugar-free jello!  Pictured are fourth graders from Mrs. Franklin’s class and Ms. Graves at Holly Harshman Elementary.  The students have enjoyed their unit study on plant and animal cells this week as they have prepared cell models out of jello and candies.  Hands on learning that allows the learner to ...

  • 10 October

    Acorn High School Students of the Month September 2013

    The Acorn High School Faculty has chosen the following students for the September Students of the Month.   Students:                                   Parents:   7th Grade: Mekinzie Kyle——————Thomas & Sonya Kyle 8th Grade: Aly Nichols———————Craig & Melissa Nichols 9th Grade: Brooke Bates——————-Ivan & Rose Bates 10th Grade: Rachel Wallace—————Ricky & Sheri Wallace 11th Grade: Jordan Pennington———–Steve & Vickie Robbins 12th Grade: ...