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November, 2017

  • 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 ...

  • 27 October

    Mena Public Schools Hosts Annual Flu Clinic

    Mena Public Schools, in partnership with the Arkansas Department of Health, participated in the annual Flu Clinic.  Throughout the week of October 9th, the Department of Health visited Mena School campuses to administer flu shots to students and staff.  “WE” appreciate the assistance of volunteers, Sherri and Robby Hines, and the Department of Health for doing their part to keep ...

  • 27 October

    Remax Real Estate Hot Air Balloon Visits Wickes Elementary

    Students of Cossatot River School District’s Wickes campus received a visit last week from Mena ReMax and the ReMax Real Estate Hot Air Balloon. The annual event is alternated between local schools each year. Mena ReMax has been hosting the giant balloon annually for nearly two decades. It is a highlight of both the realtor’s and area students. “Our students ...

  • 27 October

    CRHS Jr. Choir Students Earn All-Region Chairs

    On Saturday, October 21, thirty-eight Cossatot River Junior High Choir students competed in the Southwest Arkansas All-Region Junior High Choir Auditions at Arkadelphia High School. Over 600 students auditioned from 24 schools. Of the 38 CRHS students, 25 earned a chair along with 2 alternates. The following students earned chairs: (standing l to r) Anthony Farias, 16th chair, Tenor 1; ...