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October, 2016

  • 26 October

    Vandervoort Elementary’s 1st Nine Week Honor Roll

    Kindergarten – All A’s;  Makenzie Arthur, Aspen Boldrey, Madyson Broach, Gracelee Burk, Samuel Davis, Jasmine Dunn,  Bailey Huff, Cambree Manning, Nevaeh Scott, Jace Shouse, Gracie Smith, Joslyn Watkins, Saphina Zimmerman. Kindergarten – All A’s & B’s; Keelie Haynes, Aaron Jewell, Easton Johnson, Tristan Pollard, Janessa Rogers-Walker, Natalie Rushing, Ariana Shaver, Braxton Wilkinson. First Grade- All A’s; Temperance Bell, Brody Creel, ...

  • 26 October

    Cossatot River Seniors Earn Spot in AR Region 3 Senior High All-Regional Choir

    Several Cossatot River High School senior high choir students auditioned at Sheridan High School on October 8 and earned a spot in the Arkansas Region 3 Senior High All-Region Choir.  Pictured (l to r):  Lara Herrlich is a senior and earned 58th chair in Alto 1; Silas Barrett is a senior and earned 19th chair in Bass 1; Jordan Glover is a ...

  • 26 October

    Vandervoort Elementary Holds ‘Popcorn with Police’

    Vandervoort Elementary held a ‘Popcorn with Police’ event on Monday, October 17, as Cossatot River School District continues their Back the Blue theme. Several deputies with the Polk County Sheriff’s Department, along with members of the community, attended the event where they ate popcorn, watched a movie, and visited the students. Shirts that said, ‘Cops Save Bro,’ were worn by ...

  • 26 October

    Acorn Elementary Students Advance in AR Point Club

    Acorn Elementary students are racking up AR points while reading. Sarah Tedder is the only student to hit the 75-point club so far. Four students have hit the 50-point club and the school year is still young. Those reaching 50 AR points so far are: Nichole Philpot, Kensey Rosson, Holiday Neufeld, and Randy Dill.

  • 19 October

    Mena Middle School Plans Red Ribbon Week

    The Mena Middle School Bearcats Against Destructive Decisions (BADD) Team Red Ribbon Week Committee has been working hard on Red Ribbon Week plans. Mena Schools will celebrate National Red Ribbon Week October 24-28.This years National Theme is #YouOnlyLiveOnce….YOLO Be Drug Free. TEAM Mena invites the community to celebrate with them. They will have themed dress up days throughout the week. The themes ...

  • 19 October

    Louise Durham’s Super Students

    Super Students for the week of October 10th, at Louise Durham Elementary are: Stradden House, Zackary Werkhoven, Daeton Miller, Jeffery Walters, Nevaeh Baldwin, Owen Simpson, Sebastian Hills, Marshall Ward, Abby Cude, Abbie Clegg, Kloey McVicker, Marshal Williams, Trey Martin, Kypton Miller, Jordyn Gilchrist, Allison Morse, Hunter Henry, Lucas Schaubroeck, Jaylie Huff, Talen West, Rayden Lopez, Kinsey Mullen.

  • 19 October

    Mena Middle School Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs Club

    Mena Middle School Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs (HOFNOD) Club traveled to Lake Wilhelmina on Monday, October 10, to clean up around the lake. MMS was awarded the Hooked on Fishing-Not on Drugs Grant last spring. With the grant funding, a conservation project is required. Eighteen students, grades 6 thru 8, worked hard to clean up a bunch of ...

  • 19 October

    Mena High School Choir Compete in All Region Choir

    SUBMITTED – Thirty Mena High School choir students competed for all region choir honors on Saturday, October 8, at Sheridan High School in Sheridan, Arkansas.  Over 900 students from across Region 3 auditioned for placement in the prestigious choir.  Region auditions are not separated by school size, which makes for intense student competition for region honors.  Eleven Mena students earned chairs ...

  • 19 October

    Wickes Students Drumming Up Character

    SUBMITTED – Upon entering the Wickes Elementary School this year, you are likely to hear the rumblings of students “Drumming Up Character” in Mr. Huckabey’s music class.  Cossatot River School District has invested in “Dancing Drums” unique African drumming program to help enhance a “well-rounded education” for our students. The students are learning how to play djembes, djun djuns, small ...

  • 19 October

    CHRS Choir Earns 39 Chairs at All-Region Competition

    On Saturday, October 15, CRHS Choir Teacher Susan Brewer took 59 junior high choir students to Lakeside High School in Hot Springs to compete in the Southwest Arkansas All Region Choir Competition. Over 800 students from southern Arkansas competed to earn spots/chairs in the Southwest Arkansas All-Region Junior High Honors Choir. Out of 59 CRHS students, 39 earned chairs. Last ...