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November, 2016

  • 29 November

    Acorn Elementary’s Honor Roll

    2nd Grade: All A’s – Bailey Andrews, Karma Christiana, Camara Dill, Jaxon Hadley, Sarah Hopper, Ace Sarabia, Vanessa Calenti, Christian Warner, Michael Webb, Reily Crabtree, Jaron Hadley, Eilam Holland, Chance Hughes, Taylar Kesterson, Clay McGee, Calee Puckett, Isabella Tarkinton, Andrea Warner, Tatelyn Wood. A’s & B’s – Josey Dollar, Samuel Fagan, Blake Moore, Chloe Odom, Rowdi Pryor, Mason Holloway, Regan ...

  • 23 November

    Mena EAST Students Fly Drones

    Kyle Rowland with the Polk County Emergency Management Services recently gave the Mena Middle School EAST students an opportunity to fly drones.  “The students are very interested in learning about drones and how they can be used,” said MMS EAST Facilitator, Melissa Lunsford. Caleb Crow, student, determined drones could be used to scan roofs for damage.  This would allow the ...

  • 23 November

    Speight leads MHS Creative Writing Student Awards at SAU Festival

    Fifteen Mena High School students attended the Southern Arkansas University Creative Writing Festival on Friday, November 4, in Magnolia, along with Mr. Philpot. The students enjoyed several writing workshops, as well as hearing the award winners in the judged writing competition of stories sent in from around the state of Arkansas. The three categories of writing that were judged were ...

  • 23 November

    National Geography Bee to be Held at Mena High School PAC

    The Mena School competition of the 2017 National Geographic Bee will be held at the Mena High School PAC (Performing Arts Center), 1200 Dallas Ave., on Friday, December 2, 2016 beginning at 8:15 a.m. For the 29th year, the National Geographic Society is holding the National Geographic Bee for students in the fourth through eighth grades in thousands of schools ...

  • 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 ...