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October, 2017

  • 3 October

    Acorn Schools Announces Harvest Festival Royalty

    This is long-standing tradition for Acorn Schools.  Each king and queen for each class are elected by their classmates. They will then compete with other grades to see which class will raise the most money for the overall coveted titles of Elementary King & Queen and High School King & Queen. This money stays with each class. In the elementary ...

September, 2017

  • 29 September

    School Lunch Menus: October 2-6, 2017

    Acorn Public Schools: Monday Breakfast: Variety cereal, super donut, parfait, apples, juice, milk. Lunch: Elementary: Bean and cheese burrito, frito chili pie, refried beans, spanish rice, bananas, salad bar, juice, milk. High School: Bean and cheese burrito, frito chili pie, spanish rice, refried beans, baked potato bar, bananas, salad bar, juice, milk. Tuesday Breakfast: Variety cereal, parfait, cinnamon roll, sausage ...

  • 26 September

    Local Students Show Cattle for First Time

    SUBMITTED – A new grant program made available by Farm Credit and Farmers Co-op enabled two area youth to show cattle for the first time at the Polk County Fair in August. Kyla Ferguson, age 12 of Wickes, and Rhyen Martin, age 17 of Hatfield, were chosen from a field of applicants to receive the first two grants. The awards ...

  • 26 September

    Acorn Elementary Celebrates Freedom

    Acorn Elementary students are studying the Constitution and will “Celebrate Freedom” this week in honor of Constitution Week.

  • 26 September

    Senior Day 2017 at UA Rich Mountain

    On September 13th, the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain hosted area high school seniors for the College’s annual senior day event. The event was held in the Ouachita Center on the main campus in Mena. Over 375 seniors from nine high schools in the UA Rich Mountain service area attended: Ouachita River Acorn, Caddo Hills, Cossatot River, Mena, Mount Ida, ...

  • 26 September

    Students Learn All Things Bears at First BEAR Parent Night

    SUBMITTED – Be Excited About Reading (BEAR) Parent Night at Acorn Elementary School focused on encouraging students to learn and read about black bears. Students in grades K-3 and their parents were guided by their teachers to three different stations. Pat Knighten, Project Wild Coordinator for Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, explained why Arkansas used to be called the Bear ...

  • 22 September

    School Lunch Menus: September 25-29, 2017

    Acorn Public Schools: Monday: Breakfast: Variety cereal, sausage, egg & cheese biscuit, parfait, fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Elementary: Orange chicken, beef stir fry w/ veggies, egg roll, fried rice, fruit, salad bar, juice, milk. High School: Orange chicken, beef stir fry w/ veggies, baked potato bar, pizza, egg roll, fried rice, fruit, salad bar, juice, milk. Tuesday: Breakfast: Variety cereal, ...

  • 20 September

    Maddox Honors Acorn Athletes

    [ABOVE] Ark. State Representative John Maddox recently recognized the 2016-2017 Archery Team accomplishments at the state tournament in March. The Citation from the Arkansas House of Representatives acknowledged the team ranked 8th out of 37 teams; Chancy Blake’s 1st Place overall; Brody Webb’s 4th place; and the team’s advancement to the National Tournament. Rep. John Maddox joined Coach Mindy Lyle ...

  • 20 September

    Students Seek to Interview Veterans for Upcoming Programs

    BY MELANIE WADE – Two of Polk County’s EAST classrooms are in the planning and developing stages for Veteran’s Day Celebrations in November. Both Mena Middle School EAST and Cossatot River High School EAST are not only inviting veterans to the program, they each wish to interview veterans prior to the events and collect pictures and memorabilia to use. The ...

  • 18 September

    Boyd Named MHS September Teacher of the Month

    Krystal Boyd who has been announced as the Mena High School September Teacher of Month by the Orientation to Teaching classes at MHS. Lindsey Logan and Breanna Price stated that Mrs. Boyd is, “always in a good mood and makes sure students understand the concepts by working through problems with the class.” Tateli Thacker said “Mrs. Boyd is always willing ...