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April, 2017

  • 19 April

    Local Students Visit State Capitol

    Four sixth grade students from Vandervoort Elementary were selected to spend the day volunteering as Arkansas House of Representative pages for State Representative John Maddox in Little Rock on Thursday, March 30, 2017. Their sixth grade social studies teacher Mrs. Amy Martin nominated them for the experience. Students received a tour of the Arkansas State Capitol, Arkansas State Department of ...

  • 19 April

    Vandervoort Elementary Holds Annual Soft Seven Tournament

    Vandervoort Elementary held its annual multiplication Soft Seven tournament on Friday, April 7. Soft Seven is a fun, competitive, self-paced math fact fluency computer game. It is as engaging as it is challenging. Vandervoort uses Soft Seven as a tool to increase ability, confidence, interest, and scores in mathematics. The top 28 students in 3rd through 6th grade competed for ...

  • 19 April

    UA Rich Mountain Hosts Junior Day 2017

    The University of Arkansas Rich Mountain held their annual Junior Day event on April 12th in the Ouachita Center on the Mena campus. For the day, approximately 425 high school juniors from eight schools in the UA Rich Mountain service area attended: Acorn, Caddo Hills, Cossatot River, Mena, Mt. Ida, Oden, Smithville, and Waldron. Chancellor Dr. Phillip Wilson welcomed the high ...

  • 19 April

    UA Rich Mountain Honored 2016 Business of the Year

    On April 6, the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain was honored as the 2016 Business of the Year by the Mena/Polk County Chamber of Commerce at the Chamber’s annual banquet and membership celebration. “Thank you to the Mena/Polk County Chamber of Commerce membership for your support and voting the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain for 2016 Business of the Year! ...

  • 19 April

    Acorn Elementary Participates in ‘Super Tiger Track Meet’

    To encourage the students to do their best on the IOWA Testing, Acorn Elementary’s Kindergarten through 2nd graders participated in a “Super Tiger Track Meet” on Friday, March 31. The Track Meet was directed by Coach Keith Willsey and the Acorn Tiger Track Team at the Acorn Track! The students participated in the following track events: 50 yd. dash, Softball ...

  • 13 April

    Louise Durham’s Battle of the Books Winners

    “We are so proud of our Battle of the Books Teams,” said Leah Roberts of Louise Durham Elementary. LD students also competed in the Mena/DeQueen Educational Co-Op’s recent Battle of the Books contest. LD first grade had two teams who placed first and second in grade level competitions. LD second graders placed second overall.

  • 13 April

    Wickes Elementary 3rd Nine Weeks Honor Roll

    1ST GRADE: ALL A’S – Shayla Quintana, Ethan Richardson, Melenie Fores, Kimber Hayes, Carter Hexamer, Aliha Pena, Damaria Thompson, Temoc Antunez, Jaylie Brantley, Samuel Cordova, Eunice Monsivais, Elianna Villarreal, Korey Wheeler, Karder Helms, Vanessa Hernandez, Porter Roper, Yeshle Campuzano, Paola Gomez, Isaac Gray, Raeleigh Speight, Lance Thomas, McKayla Molina.   A’s & B’s – Heath Parsons, Jerry Antonio, Ben Davis, ...

  • 13 April

    Cossatot River High Music Department to Present Spring Concert

    SUBMITTED – The Cossatot River High School Music Dept will present their spring concert, A Night at the Movies, on Tuesday, May 2, 2017.  The choir portion of the concert will begin at 6:00 p.m. with the band concert following at 7:30 p.m. in the Holbert Auditorium in Wickes, AR.  Featured in the band concert will be 7th and 8th ...

  • 13 April

    Vandervoort Elementary’s Annual Soft Seven Tournament

    Vandervoort Elementary held its annual multiplication Soft Seven tournament on Friday, April 7. Soft Seven is a fun, competitive, self-paced math fact fluency computer game. It is as engaging as it is challenging. Vandervoort uses Soft Seven as a tool to increase ability, confidence, interest and scores in mathematics. The top 28 students in 3rd through 6th grade competed for ...

  • 13 April

    Arbor Day Program for Fourth Graders

    The Rich Mountain Conservation District, the Arkansas Forestry Commission, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service, team up each year to educate Polk County’s fourth grade students about Arbor Day.  Arbor Day is held the 3rd Monday in March in the state of Arkansas.  It is a day set aside to encourage people to plant and care for trees.  Students learned ...