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April, 2017

  • 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 ...

  • 13 April

    Mena resident graduates from University of Arkansas at Little Rock

    LITTLE ROCK, AR (03/30/2017)– Lee Smith of Mena, AR, recently graduated from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. The fall 2016 commencement ceremony was held Dec. 17, 2016, in the UA Little Rock Jack Stephens Center. With about 11,000 students and 100 programs, UA Little Rock offers learning, research, service, social and career opportunities that can only be found ...

  • 13 April

    Acorn High School’s Students of the Month

    The Acorn High School Faculties have chosen students for the March Students of the Month program. The following students were chosen in each grade: 6th Grade, Dakota Sullivan, son of Shelby and Jennifer Sullivan; 7th Grade, Andi Bates, daughter of Billy Bates; 8th Grade, Halli Holland, daughter of Steven and Samantha Holland; 9th Grade, Mercedes Mowdy, daughter of Elvy and ...

  • 13 April

    Acorn Music Department to Host Dinner Theatre

    SUBMITTED – The Acorn High School Music Department will be hosting a dinner theater on Friday, April 28th and Saturday, April 29th. Choir students will be performing your favorite Disney songs while the band students serve a delicious spaghetti dinner with garlic bread, salad, and dessert. Seating is limited so please reserve your tickets as soon as possible. Tickets will ...

  • 13 April

    Cossatot Soccer Teams Continue Winning Streak

    BY EASTON LEONARD – The Cossatot River High School boys soccer team has now won their first six games of the season. Cossatot defeated the Mena Bearcats on April 4th, by a score of 5-4. The Eagles took on the Arkadelphia Badges on Tuesday night and will travel to Nashville to take on the Scrappers on the 14th. The Cossatot ...