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April, 2017

  • 6 April

    Acorn Elementary Among Battle of the Books Winners

    SUBMITTED – Acorn Elementary was among the list of students that attended the Mena/DeQueen Educational Co-Op’s annual Battle of the Books. Acorn Elementary winners included: 1st Grade, winning 3rd Place, Caston Horn, Drake Anglin, Gavin McKee, Jaylen McQueen. Acorn’s 2nd Grade team won 1st Place and had Regan Larucci, Eilam Holland, Taylor Kesterson, and Clay McGee. Third Grade also took 1st ...

March, 2017

  • 31 March

    Louise Durham Elementary’s Super Students

    Deziray Dollarhyde, Emma Gortemiller, Avery Hunter, McKynna Vaughn, Ryan Jiang, Brody McCauley, Owen Simpson, Alayna Chaney, Sage Breeden, Camryn Stepp, Andrew McMellon, Ali Clae Hemphill, Wyatt Head, Tycen Baber, Ashton Nordyke, Alex Sandoval, Micheal Benson, Jasper Erickson, Evan Robbins, Noah Martin, Mason McMaster.

  • 31 March

    Acorn High School’s 3rd Nine Weeks Honor Roll

    ALL AS – 6th Grade: Brookelyn Goss, Kaelin Harding, Charish Hill, Olivia Maechler, Reed McGee, Braven Rodgers, Makayla Sandoval, Jayden Willborg.  7th Grade: Damian Bohlman, Lexi Dilbeck, Kiersten Larucci, Jacob Lyle, Abigail Nance, Raeghan Weddle. 8th Grade: Emmy Goss, Corryn Holland, Halli Holland.  9th Grade: Makenna Goss, Brady Lyle, Matthew Nance, Justin Richmond.  10th Grade: Tessa Kesterson.  11th Grade: Jack Ha, Ruby Hua, Gwen Tran, Josey Webb.  12th Grade: Brooke Bates, Morgan Fagan, Kayla Shuey, Josh Staggs. AS & BS – 6th Grade: Allyson Bissell, Braylan Bohlman, Kirsten Gee, Ericka Holliday, Westin Johnson, Michael Laing, Rachael ...

  • 31 March

    Cossatot River Goes to National EAST Conference

    This year at the 2017 National EAST Conference, Cossatot River High School EAST students had the opportunity to connect with students and staff from other EAST programs and present to and network with some amazing guests such as Congressman Bruce Westerman’s Field Representative Cara Cox, and Ben Farley, Senior Adviser at the U.S Department of State Office of Global Criminal ...

  • 31 March

    Acorn Students Place at Annual Coop Book Fair

    The Acorn campus of Ouachita River School District recently sent a group of students to compete in the Mena-DeQueen Educational Coop’s annual Reading Fair. Students at the Reading Fair gave presentations via storyboards, technology, and oral presentations on their chosen books. Categories included Fiction, Non-Fiction, and Technology. Winners and categories are pictured. Sophie Strasner and Holiday Neufeld won 2nd place ...

  • 31 March

    Mena Holly Harshman’s Battle of the Books Results

    The DeQueen – Mena Co-Op’s Battle of the Books was held on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 and Wednesday, March 15, 2017 in Gilham, Ark. Holly Harshman was well represented by the following students: 3rd Grade’s Team A took 2nd place out of 21 teams from students across the region. Team included: Kallye Gates, Kate Wilson, Makenzie Vega, and Carmindy Ashcraft. ...

  • 31 March

    Johnson Learning Commons Receives Art Book Donation

    On March 21, the Johnson Learning Commons on the campus of the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain received a copy of the book, Bernice Bales Campbell Works of Art: A Labor of Love, donated by the children and grandchildren of Bernice Campbell. Bernice was an alumna of Rich Mountain Community College and enrolled in a number of art classes during her college ...

  • 24 March

    School Lunch Menus: March 27-31, 2017

    Acorn School’s Breakfast Monday 3/27 Variety cereal, super donut, fruit, juice, milk Tuesday 3/28 Variety cereal, strawberry parfait, sausage link, fruit, juice, milk Wednesday 3/29 Variety cereal, pancakes w/ syrup, sausage link, fruit, juice, milk Thursday 3/30 Variety cereal, mini powdered donuts, fruit, juice, milk Friday 3/31 Variety cereal, biscuit & gravy, jelly, sausage link, fruit yogurt, juice, milk Acorn School’s ...

  • 22 March

    Mena Middle School 3rd Nine Weeks Honor Roll and Merit List

    All A’S 6th grade-  Olivia Butterfield, Evelyn Farrier, Draven Hair, Emmi Hines, Madilyn Lyle, Emily May, Anna McDonald, Paige Parnell, Trevin Plunkett, Kendall Posey, Carmen Puckett, Ranessa Ricker, Alexander Rocha, Abigail Smith. 7th grade- Allison Bates, Katie Benefield, Samuel Cross, Whitney Dilbert, Grayson Fairless, Christina Gragg, Sarah Grenier, Breeanna Hendrix, Tate Hunter, Emily Liles, Abigail McConnell, Jaiden Milam, Abby Perez, Avery ...

  • 22 March

    Mena Schools Host ‘Donuts with Dad’

    Mena Public Schools held a Donuts with Dad event on Friday, March 17, 2017. Each of the district’s four campuses allowed dads to eat breakfast with their children, being served donuts, milk, and fruit. The schools reported a great turnout for the event.