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April, 2016

  • 20 April

    Acorn Students Complete MOS Exams

    The Microsoft Office Specialist Exam assesses a person’s ability and knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite. The exam covers the programs Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, SharePoint, and OneNote. At Acorn High School the students only test on Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. This test gives the students the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge of these programs. The 9th grade ...

  • 13 April

    Vandervoort Elementary Purchased ‘Buddy Bench’ for Playground

    Vandervoort Elementary purchased a “Buddy Bench” for the playground this year. Students who are lonely and need a friend can sit on the bench so other students will know they need a buddy. The following students were, chosen by their classmates, as the top “Buddies” for their class. Preschool – Noah Brewer and Cambree Manning; Kindergarten – Tobin Dixon and ...

  • 13 April

    RMCC Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Inducts New Members

    The Beta Eta Upsilon Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) at Rich Mountain Community College recently inducted 24 new members during their April 1st induction ceremony in the Ouachita Center.  PTK’s mission is two-fold:  1. Recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students and 2.  Provide opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, and ...

  • 13 April

    CRHS Art Students Create Custom Shoes for Contest

    SUBMITTED BY CRHS – CRHS advanced art students completed submission of their customized shoes to Vans Custom Culture today.  Ariel LaSalle, Ruben Garcia, Eduardo Medina, Kristin Mayo, Patrick Brecheisen, and Reacheal Hicks submitted projects. The project was to customize a pair of Van Custom Culture shoes, each in one of four themes:  Action Sports, Music, Visual Arts, and Local Flavor.  ...

  • 13 April

    Cossatot River High Music Department to Present Spring Concert

    SUBMITTED BY SUSAN BREWER – The Cossatot River High School Music Dept will present their spring concert, Rise of the Decades, on Friday, April 22, 2016.  The band portion of the concert will begin at 6:00 p.m. with the choir concert following at 7:00 p.m. in the Holbert Auditorium in Wickes, AR.  Featured in the band concert will be 7th ...

  • 13 April

    Holly Harshman Elementary Competes in Battle of the Books

    Holly Harshman Elementary also competed in the Battle of the Books held at the DeQueen-Mena Education Coop. The 5th grade teams included Mackenzie Vincent, Taylor Nance, Emmi Hines, Alexia Minzel, Olivia Butterfield, who won 1st place; and Haley Fairless, Carmen Puckett, Trevin Plunkett, and Abby Smith, who won 3rd place. The 4th grade teams included Abigail Felix, Elaina Aleshire, Holiday ...

  • 13 April

    Acorn Competes in Battle of the Books

    Acorn Elementary competed in the Battle of the Books held at the DeQueen-Mena Education Coop in Gillham on March 10th, 11th, 15th and 16th. The 3rd Grade Team B won First Place: Pictured are Caden Tarkinton, Rebecca Moore, Haliee Shores and Rebecca Moore.  The 5th Grade Team A won Second Place: Pictured are Jayden Willborg, Addison Wood, Rachael Miller and Reed ...

  • 13 April

    Youth Turkey Season Held Last Weekend

    Arkansas’ Youth Turkey season was held over the weekend on April 9th & 10th, where youth across the state got a chance to bag a gobbler, as generations have done before them. On such youth was six-year old Ryan Walston who bagged his first turkey ever. The bird weighed 20 pounds, had an 11-inch beard, with 1-inch spurs. Walston killed ...

  • 6 April

    Louise Durham Super Students of the Week

    SUBMITTED BY MENA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Super Students at Louise Durham Elementary for the week of March 28th, 2016 are: Top row – Sawyer Golden, Lina Byrd, Allison Howard, Beck Vacca, Mallori Brotherton, Sylvia Hogan; Middle row – Mariah Dilbert, Cater Quillin, Gavin Griffin, Caylee Yeager, Daxx Chambers, Dori Walker, Ike Richie; Front row – Naomi Shone, Lane Starr, Kloey McVicker, Jasmine ...

  • 6 April

    Cossatot River Presents Art Scholarship

    Cossatot River High School was recently presented with an Art Scholarship grant from the Ouachita Arts & Guild, Inc.  The grant was for $10,000, which cover a $500 per year scholarship for the next 20 years for an art student scholarship.