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March, 2016

  • 16 March

    HHE Celebrates National School Breakfast Week

    BY MELANIE BUCK – In recognition of National School Breakfast Week, Holly Harshman Elementary invited community leaders to have breakfast with the students on Friday, March 11th. Visitors included school board member Edd Puckett, district Assistant Superintendent Jeannie Smith, and Patty Young of Union Bank of Mena. Young also heads up the Backpack Program through the local Lioness Lions Club. ...

  • 16 March

    Acorn High School Students Receive MOS Certificates

    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 students take ...

  • 16 March

    Acorn FFA Ag. – Mechanics Team Qualifies for State Competition

    The Acorn FFA Ag. Mechanics team placed 6th at the Southern District Career Development Event held at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia on Friday, March 4.  This placing qualifies them to compete in the State FFA contests at U of A Fayetteville in April. The contest consists of a 50 question written exam, then each team member performs problem solving ...

  • 9 March

    Louise Durham’s Super Students: March 7-11, 2016

    Louise Durham Elementary has selected the following students for the Super Students of the Week. Top – Deziray Dollarhyde, Donivan Davis, Trinity Cude, Daniel Venable, Ruby Dewitt, Cami Eaton, Alyssa Lancaster. Middle – Triston Hanson, Aidan Collins, Ravyn Wilson, Natalie Mabry, Anna Ferguson, Ashleyn Aguilar, Scarlett McClesky. Front – Jaylynn Miller, Lily Kendrick, Brynlee Bahr, Makayla Maechler,  Braxton Cummings, Mariah Dilbert.

  • 9 March

    McEntire Makes Semifinals in Arkansas National Geographic State Bee

    SUBMITTED BY MENA PUBLIC SCHOOLS –   Austin McEntire, an 8th grade student at Mena Middle School, been selected by the National Geographic Society as a semifinalist eligible to compete in the 2016 Arkansas National Geographic State Bee. The contest will be held at the University of Central Arkansas on Friday, April 1, 2016. This is the second level of ...

  • 9 March

    Mena EAST Continue on Chemo Care Packages

    SUBMITTED BY MENA HIGH SCHOOL – While Ashton Shores, Mena High EAST student, was researching project ideas online, she ran across some chemo care packages.   Realizing this would be a perfect opportunity to team up with EAST Cancer Awareness Week, only a week away, she quickly began her research on cancer in our area.  Finding out that three patients a ...

  • 9 March

    Mena Choirs Participate in Regional Assessment

    Members of the Mena High School choirs recently participated in region choral performance assessment and region solo/ensemble choral assessment at Ouachita Baptist University.   The Ladies of the Bearcat Chorus performed on Thursday, February 25, and earned a composite Division III Good on their prepared music and a Division I Superior in sight reading.  The ladies sang “Rapsodia Espanola #2” by Judith Herrington; “Long, Long Ago” ...

  • 4 March

    Menus for County Schools: March 7-11, 2016

    Mena Public School’s Breakfast Monday 3/7 Super donut, yogurt, fruit, juice, milk; Choice: Cereal Tuesday 3/8 Breakfast crispito, fruit, juice, milk; Choice: Cereal Wednesday 3/9 French toast sticks, sausage link, fruit, juice, milk; Choice: Cereal Thursday 3/10 Breakfast bar, bread, fruit, juice, milk; Choice: Cereal Friday 4/11 Poptart, fruit, juice, milk; Choice: Cereal Mena Public School’s Lunch Monday 3/7 Main: ...

  • 3 March

    Students to Perform Self-Written One-Act Plays at MHS

    SUBMITTED BY MENA PUBLIC SCHOOLS – Mena High School Theatre Arts I classes will be performing five short one act plays written by the students on March 11th, 12th, and 13th in the MHS Performing Arts Center.  Cost is free; donations are welcomed.  Friday and Saturday will start at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday will be at 2:30 p.m.  The plays are Money, Blood, and Good Secrets by Beth Coogan ...

  • 2 March

    Vandervoort Elementary Bus Students

    Vandervoort Elementary School has selected their Bus Students for the month of February. Back Row: Gracie Potter, Hunter Smith, Katelyn Owens. Front Row: Kimberly Hackworth, Mia Thornton, Janine Sescher.