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November, 2016

  • 23 November

    Mena High School Band Attends All-Region Jazz Band Competition

    Dozens of Mena High School band students had a successful day when they attended High School All-Region Jazz Band competition. Students making High School All Region Jazz Band are: David Chaney- First Band, 2nd Chair Tenor Saxophone; Daniel Green- Tenor Saxophone Alternate; Brynn Harvey- First Band, 1st Chair Baritone Saxophone; Alex Cude- Trumpet Alternate; Robert Johnson- Bass Trombone Alternate; Fisher ...

  • 23 November

    Wickes Elementary Spelling Bee Results

    1st Grade: 1st Place – Jaylie Brantley; 2nd Place – Shayla Quintana; 3rd Place – Melenie Flores 2nd Grade: 1st Place – Joey Propes; 2nd Place – Kaleb Olalde; 3rd Place – Marvin Brito 3rd Grade: 1st Place – Garrett Hennings; 2nd Place – Aspen Johnson; 3rd Place – Thomas Goethals 4th Grade: 1st Place – Sabera Land; 2nd Place ...

  • 23 November

    Vandervoort & Wickes Elementary’s Drum Day

    The month of November was kicked off with a big bang as students from Vandervoort and Wickes Elementary Schools participated in School Drum Day.  Wickes Elementary hosted the event in which Steve Campbell of Dancing Drum brought a variety of percussion instruments for the students to play.  The students had a blast as they learned about character traits and performed ...

  • 23 November

    Cossatot River EAST Travels to Little Rock

    Students from Cossatot River High School’s EAST class recently took a field trip to Little Rock Central High School and learned a valuable history lesson in the process. Little Rock Central High School is known for the role it played in the desegregation of public schools in the United States.  There were nine African-American students’ whose persistence in 1954 to ...

  • 23 November

    Acorn Elementary Spelling Bee Winners

    Acorn Elementary held their annual Spelling Bee recently and have announced their winners. In 5th Grade: 1st Place-Holiday Neufeld, 2nd-Hannah Woodard, 3rd-Nichole Philpot 4th Grade: 1st Place-Damon Cruz, 2nd- Arayah Wharton, 3rd-Khloea Carmack 3rd Grade: 1st Place-Levi Neufeld, 2nd-Taylor Watts, 3rd-William Bloodworth 2nd Grade: 1st Place-Reily Crabtree, 2nd- Regan Larucci, 3rd-Cruz Holloway 1st Grade: 1st Place: Grace Freitag, 2nd- Navaeh ...

  • 23 November

    Acorn GT Students Travel to The Rock

    SUBMITTED – Ouachita River School District’s fifth and sixth grade students from Oden and Acorn Gifted and Talented, visited Little Rock on November 16th. The students toured the State Capital, visited the Treasurer’s Office, toured Central High School, and visited Central High School Museum. The trip was made possible by a grant from The Central High School Foundation and transportation ...

  • 23 November

    Air Evac Visits Acorn Pre-School & Kindergarten

    On Friday, November 11th, Air Evac Team #139 out of Paris, Texas took time out of their busy schedule to fly to Acorn American Legion Baseball Field to present a program for preschool and elementary students. The students were allowed to look inside the helicopter and the med flight team discussed the importance of their jobs when someone’s life is in ...

  • 23 November

    8th Grade Band

    Acorn Middle School Band is represented by 17 students. These students include: Ariana Andrews, Haley Blair, Rebaka Cole, Hunter Davasher, Corryn Holland, Halli Holland, Keagan Jennings, Michael Lickly, Jaden Miller, Tyler Smedley, Cody Smith, Kimberly Strasner, Autumn Strother, Sarah Wallace, Austin Zarrella, Ryan Zuniga.

  • 17 November

    Students Inducted into SAU’s Teacher Education Programs

    MAGNOLIA, AR (11/09/2016)– Southern Arkansas University honored students at a Teacher Education Induction Ceremony on Nov. 8, 2016. Students inducted from this area include: Shelby Vaughn, of Mena, is a senior K-6 Elementary Education major. Jaqueline Wagner, of Mena, is a senior P-4 Early Childhood Education major. The SAU teacher candidates completed rigorous program requirements to be eligible to be ...

  • 17 November

    MHS Receives Medal of Honor Award

    Through Mrs. Gordon’s Civics class in late September, students studied Freedom Week and the history of the Congressional Medal of Honor, including the recipients and their living history. According to Mrs. Gordon, the focus of the Medal of Honor are characteristic traits of Courage, Commitment, Citizenship, Integrity, Sacrifice, and Patriotism. With a class assignment, Civics students were asked to write a ...