Breaking News


February, 2016

  • 17 February

    Acorn Elementary School’s January Students of the Month

    Acorn Elementary School has announced their January Students of the Month.  Students were chosen having displayed excellent citizenship, exceptional academic effort/improvement and good attendance.  Simple Simon’s Pizza, Goss Electronics, and Laark Enterprises provided lunch and games. Pictured are: 1st Row: Addisyn Ledbetter, Kindergarten, daughter of Chris and Kylynn Ledbetter; Bailey Huff, Kindergarten, granddaughter of Mary Dukeshire. 2nd Row: Jakob Hostetler, ...

  • 12 February

    Menus for County Schools: February 15-19, 2016

    Mena Public School’s Breakfast Monday 2/15 NO SCHOOL Tuesday 2/16 Cereal, fruit, juice, milk Wednesday 2/17 Biscuit, sausage patty, fruit, juice, milk Thursday 2/18 Blueberry Elfin Muffin, fruit, juice, milk Friday 2/19 Sausage & pancake on a stick, fruit, juice, milk Mena Public School’s Lunch Monday 2/15   NO SCHOOL Tuesday 2/16 Main:  Hamburger, lettuce, tomato, pickles, french fries, sidekick, ...

  • 10 February

    Mena Schools Honor Cancer Awareness Week

    February 16-19, 2016 Types of Cancer Tuesday – Wear the color that supports a family member or friend who is battling or has battled cancer. Awareness Wednesday – Wear purple. Purple is the awareness color of all types of cancers. The students are encouraged to wear their purple Bearcats Purple Relay bracelets. Ty Thacker Thursday – Wear orange, a tie, ...

  • 10 February

    Louise Durham’s Super Students for the Week of February 8-12, 2016

    Louise Durham Elementary has selected their Super Students for the week of February 8-12. Top – Victoria Stearman, Trinity Aviles, Katherine Barfield, Kyle Baker, Gabby Cross, James Harmon, Brandon Dong, Jordan Busby. Middle – Journey Evans, Tessa Williams, Tiffiny Cavelli, Ruby Hopper, Makayla Strange, Katherine Swann, Kaycee Harris. Front – Ashlyn Short, Acelynn Butterfield, Annlyn Hughes, Sileana Hicks, Eleanor Brewer.

  • 10 February

    Hughes Wins Regional Literacy Contest

    BY MELANIE BUCK – Kiylee Hughes is a 10-year old student in the 4th grade at Holly Harshman Elementary and has an uncanny love for history. A love that has made her a winner, in more than one way. Hughes said Ms. Riley is her homeroom and literacy teacher and before Christmas break had given the class an assignment to ...

  • 10 February

    Acorn’s Got Talents Announces Winners

    BY MELANIE BUCK – Acorn Schools held their Acorn’s Got Talent show on Friday, February 5th, and proved that Acorn really does have talent! Age categories were Elementary, Middle School, and High School levels and each group contained singers, dancers, a magician, pet tricks, and a dynamic drum routine. In the elementary category, Nicole Philpot stole the show with her ...

  • 5 February

    Menus for County Schools: February 8-12, 2016

    Mena Public School’s Breakfast Monday 2/8 Cereal, fruit, juice, milk Tuesday 2/9 Mini donuts, fruit, juice, milk Wednesday 2/10 Breakfast bites, fruit, juice, milk Thursday 2/11 Breakfast pizza, fruit, juice, milk Friday 2/12 Pancakes, fruit, juice, milk Mena Public School’s Lunch Monday 2/8   Main: Tacos, lettuce, tomato, pinto beans, fruit, milk; Choices: Chicken quesadilla, lettuce, tomato, pinto beans, fruit, ...

  • 3 February

    Wickes Spelling Bee Winners

    1st grade: 1st Place – Clint Hennings; 2nd Place – Abby Goethals; 3rd Place – Alex Aguilar. 2nd Grade: 1st Place – Aspen Johnson; 2nd Place – Abby Pinon; 3rd Place – Garrett Hennings. 3rd Grade: 1st Place – Joyce Antunez; 2nd Place – Sholeyve Campuzano; 3rd Place – Cory Diaz. 4th Grade: 1st Place – Mallory Farringer; 2nd Place ...

  • 3 February

    Louise Durham’s Super Students

    Louise Durham Super Students for February 1-5 are: Top – William Threet, KayLee Wisnoski,Conner Barnett, Travis Benefield, Makenzie Vega, Caden Reed, Lukas Beggs, Austin Smith. Middle – Tycen Baber, Houston Lowry, Rueben Eaton, Madison Fowler, Destany Stearman, Clay Breeden, Abbie Martin. Front – Brennan Burk, Gabrielle Jobe, Desirae Flores, Alayna Powell, Ayden Dong, Owen Rosson.

  • 3 February

    MMS Quiz Bowl Brings Home The Trophy

    Mena Middle School 6th grade quiz bowl team brought home the DMEC Quiz Bowl Championship trophy on Friday, January 29. There were 6 teams competing for the first place trophy. Pictured are Nate Jewell, Aryana Carter, Annika Thompson, Emily Liles, Whitney Dilbert, Leilani Knight, Zachary Medlin, and Travis Thrailkill.