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August, 2019

  • 14 August

    Letter to the Ouachita River School Community

    Ouachita River Community, Let me be the first to say, “Welcome Back to School!”  I hope all of you had time to enjoy this summer together.  As you know, school is fast approaching. In three short weeks we will begin the 2019-20 school year.  We have been working hard to prepare our classrooms, buses, facilities, and personnel to make this ...

  • 14 August

    2019 Hall of Honor Class Announced At University of Arkansas

    (FAYETTEVILLE)  Fifteen former Arkansas Razorback athletes have been named to the University of Arkansas 2019 Hall of Honor Class. The class includes former baseball pitcher Kevin Campbell; former football players Dick Cunningham, David Dickey and Hal McAfee; basketball player James Cathcart, Joe Johnson; tennis players Aurelija Miseviciute; track & field athletes Wallace Spearmon Jr., LaShaunte’a Moore and Lee Yoder; softball ...

  • 14 August

    Mena Enrichment Classes Choose ‘To Do’ Love: Promoting Recycling and Helping the Homeless

    (MENA) Two Enrichment Classes, led by Mrs. Philpot and Mrs. Lindsey, exhibited the spirit of community and encouragement to take action.  During last year’s Enrichment period, Sophomores worked through a program titled “Choose Love”.  It was half-way through the program the class choose “To Do Love” and provide a service instead of watching a program on others choosing to do ...

  • 14 August

    UA – Rich Mountain Registration

    (MENA)  The University of Arkansas – Rich Mountain is getting set for another school year in just a few short weeks. While there are some students are already on campus with athletic teams conducting practices in their preparation to Soccer and Cross Country; Fall Registration will take place from August 12th through the 16th. For more information on registration, contact ...

  • 7 August

    Acorn Student Earns Scholarship in Archery Shoot-Off

    Submitted by Coach Minday Lyle Brody Webb from Acorn High School competed in the NASP Archery World Open/ Championship and USA Archery All Stars competition in Nashville, TN on July 26th and 27th. He also competed in the yearly scholarship shoot off that was based on the scores from NASP Nationals in May. In the Championship, Brody shot a 296 ...

  • 7 August

    School Open Houses Getting Ready To Get Underway Around Area

    (MENA)  The 2019 – 2020 school year will be getting underway for most area schools on August 14th. However, before schools open up, administrators and teachers will be getting ready for the annual open houses that will get students and teachers prepared for getting acquainted with each other, in addition to teachers meeting the parents and building a rapport with ...

  • 7 August

    Informational Meeting for PCVA Schedule

    (MENA)  The Polk County Virtual Academy will host an informational meeting on August 9th at 10am in the Mena High School Library. Current parents or guardians of PCVA students as well as anyone who is interested in learning more about the program is welcome to attend. An opportunity to complete applications, scheduling courses, and looking at curriculum for the upcoming ...

July, 2019

  • 31 July

    Mena Board Updated on District Projects

    (MENA)  It was a busy evening for the Mena School Board of Directors at Tuesday evenings monthly meeting. A lot of revisions were made to the various school rules handbooks, most notably at the high school. New principal David Maxwell stated that he has trimmed the handbook to be more effective and efficient on various situations. The board meetings are ...

  • 31 July

    Ouachita River School District Board Meeting

    (Oden) The Ouachita River School Board met on Monday evening in Oden and re-elected Chris Tedder as its President, Cheryl Boyd, Vice-President and Gene Monk, Secretary, for the upcoming school year. The board also heard from the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce on a presentation of a recent needs assessment data that was gathered for the board. Danielle Knight was ...

  • 31 July

    Mena Bus Drivers Undergo Training

    (MENA) Mena Public School Bus Drivers underwent their annual training on Tuesday at the Performing Arts Center. According to the district, these professionals are a great asset & are very much appreciated. With the training, drivers are up to date on various changes with state laws and other policies that the district has in place. In addition, the school board ...