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October, 2013

  • 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: ...

  • 10 October

    Menus for County Schools – Friday, October 11

    Mena Public Schools Breakfast:  Biscuit & Gravy, Juice, Milk Lunch: Main:  Popcorn Chicken, Macaroni & Cheese, Broccoli, Baby Carrots, Wheat Roll, Fruit, Milk Choice:   BLT Salad w/Turkey, Wheat Roll, Fruit, Milk   Acorn Public Schools Breakfast:   White Gravy, Biscuit, Juice, Milk; Choice: Cereal Lunch:   Hamburger, Oven Fries, Lettuce/Tomato/Pickles, Marshmallow Rice Treat, Milk   Cossatot River School Breakfast:  Biscuit & Gravy, Fruit, Juice, Milk ...

  • 10 October

    Mena Schools Earns “Beating the Odds” Award

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Holly Harshman Elementary and Mena Middle School of the Mena School District were both presented the “Beating the Odds” award by the Office for Education Policy at the University of Arkansas in a recent report titled, “Outstanding Educational Performance Awards.” These awards are based on the OEP-created “school GPA,” calculated on the basis of the percentage ...

  • 9 October

    Menus for County Schools – Thursday, October 10

    Mena Public Schools Breakfast:  Pancake, Sausage Link, Juice, Milk Lunch: Main:  Baked Ham, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Green Beans, Angel Biscuits, Strawberries & Bananas, Milk Choice:  Baked Chicken, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Green Beans, Angel Biscuits, Strawberries & Bananas, Milk   Acorn Public Schools Breakfast:   Eggs, Cinnamon Toast, Juice, Milk Lunch:   Chicken Noodle Soup, Broccoli, Salad, Pears, Milk   Cossatot River School Breakfast:  Pancake ...

  • 8 October

    Menus for County Schools – Wednesday, October 9

    Mena Public Schools Breakfast:  Cereal, Toast, Juice, Milk Lunch: Main:  Chili, Corn Chips, Celery & Cucumbers, Cinnamon Roll, Orange Smiles, Milk Choice:  No Choice Line   Acorn Public Schools Breakfast:   Cereal, Juice, Milk Lunch:   Chili, Celery/Cauliflower w/Ranch, Cinnamon Roll, Fresh Fruit, Milk   Cossatot River School Breakfast:  Cheese Omelet, Super Donut, Fruit, Juice, Milk Lunch:  Sloppy Joe, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw, Watermelon, Milk

  • 7 October

    Menus for County Schools – Tuesday, October 8

    Mena Public Schools Breakfast:  Breakfast Chicken Biscuit, Juice, Milk Lunch: Main:  Chicken Nuggets, Rice Pilaf, Winter Blend Vegetables, Wheat Roll, Peaches, Milk Choice:   Chicken Stir Fry, Rice Pilaf, Winter Blend Vegetables, Wheat Roll, Milk   Acorn Public Schools Breakfast:   Breakfast Pizza, Juice, Milk Lunch:   Beef Strips, Mashed Potatoes, Peas, Carrots, Apple, Milk   Cossatot River School Breakfast:  Sausage Biscuit, Fruit, Juice, Milk Lunch:  Baked ...