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March, 2018

  • 7 March

    Ready Set Go to High School, College and Careers Family Night for MMS

    Mena Middle School 8th graders and their families as well as any 8th grade student in the community are invited to Ready Set Go to High School, College and Careers Family Night on Thursday, March 8, at 6 P.M. in U of A Rich Mountain Student Center. This evening is hosted by Mena Middle School Family Engagement Organization and U ...

  • 7 March

    MHS Bearcat Chorus, Spotlight Singers Earn Superior Ratings

    BY TAMMY TAYLOR – The Mena High School Bearcat Chorus and Spotlight Singers participated in Region 3 Choral Performance Assessment on Thursday, February 22.  The event was held at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia. The assessment requires singing three prepared pieces of music, one of which must be a cappella, in front of three judges.  After performance of the prepared ...

  • 2 March

    School Lunch Menus: March 5-9, 2018

    Acorn Public Schools: Monday Breakfast: PreK: Pancake wrap, syrup, fruit, milk. Grades K-12: Variety cereal, pancake wrap, syrup, parfait, fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: PreK: Beefy macaroni, roll, mashed potatoes, green peas, fruit, milk. Grades K-5: Beef macaroni, popcorn chicken, roll, mashed potatoes, green peas, fruit, milk, salad bar. Grades 6-12: Choice of potato bar Tuesday Breakfast: PreK: Variety cereal, fruit, ...

February, 2018

  • 28 February

    Acorn Students Amazed by Chocolate!

    Acorn second grade students loaded a Little Rock Tours charter bus on a rainy February 21 and traveled to Bentonville to learn about Chocolate at the Scott Family Amazeum Museum. Prior to the trip, the students read the book Who Was Milton Hershey?  They created timelines related to the study of how chocolate has been used in the past.  Once ...

  • 28 February

    Mena student named to Fall 2017 Dean’s List

    LITTLE ROCK, AR (02/23/2018)– Eric Sutherland of Mena, AR, was named to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s fall 2017 Dean’s List. To be included, students must have at least nine credit hours with a grade of A, B, C, or “credit” and at least a 3.5 GPA. With about 11,000 students and 100 programs, UA Little Rock offers ...

  • 26 February

    School Lunch Menus: February 27 – March 2, 2018

    Acorn Public Schools: Monday Breakfast: PreK: Pancake wrap, fruit, milk. Grades K-12: Variety cereal, pancake wrap, syrup, parfait, fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: PreK: Chicken parmesan, breadstick, green beans, fruit, milk. Grades K-5: Popcorn chicken, chicken parmesan, breadstick, green beans, fruit, salad bar, milk. Grades 6-12: Popcorn chicken, chicken parmesan, potato bar, breadstick, green beans, fruit, salad bar, milk. Tuesday Breakfast: ...

  • 16 February

    School Lunch Menus: February 19-23, 2018

    Acorn Public Schools: Monday NO SCHOOL Tuesday Breakfast: PreK: Breakfast, pizza, fruit, milk. Grades K-12: Variety cereal, breakfast pizza, parfait, fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: PreK: Popcorn chicken, cornbread, potato wedges, fruit, milk. Grades K-5: Popcorn chicken, white bean chicken chili, cornbread, potato wedges, fruit, salad bar, milk. Grades 6-12: Popcorn chicken, white bean chicken chili, hamburger, cornbread, potato wedges, fruit, ...

  • 13 February

    Cross Places in AT&T Sponsored EAST Challenge

    SUBMITTED – Samuel Cross, 8th Grade Mena Middle School EAST student, received 3rd Place in the EAST Cyber Cipher Challenge by AT&T.  There were 42 entries from across the state.  Samuel received an award of a 32GB USB Drive. Mena Middle School EAST is preparing for EAST Conference which will be held in Hot Springs March 13-14.  Several current EAST ...

  • 13 February

    Fender Blender Comes to Acorn

    SUBMITTED – What is a “Fender Blender?” Ask any Acorn student in grades K-3 and they will tell you. Bridgett Martin, Polk County Extension Office Family and Consumer Science Specialist, visited Mrs. Rusert’s K-3 Science classes at Acorn Elementary School last week to help Kindergarten through third grade students learn the importance of exercise and healthy eating habits while making ...

  • 13 February

    Acorn Elementary Students of the Month

    Ouachita River School District’s Acorn Elementary has announced their January Students of the Month. The students chosen have displayed excellent citizenship, exceptional academic effort/improvement, and good attendance. Simple Simon’s Pizza, Goss Electronics, and Laark Enterprises provided lunch and games. Front Row: Summer Southwick, Kindergarten, daughter of Mark Southwick and Jolie Fielden; Marissa Husted, Kindergarten, daughter of Michael and Kristy Husted; ...