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September, 2017

  • 18 September

    Louise Durham Announces Super Students

    Louise Durham Elementary Super Students for the week of September 11th are: McKenzie Jaggers, Ravyn Wilson, Violet Andrews, Ryan Walston, Brody McCauley, Bryer Landrum, Serenity Fraser, Isaiah Clovis, Aiden Miller, Madox Plunkett, Montana Sherer, Madison Fowler, Jessie Zamora, Macy Herod, Cass McBee, Skylar Bahr, Parker Baber, Melanie Cude, Makensie Maechler, Raegan Watts, Gonzalo Maldonado, and Isaias Wallstrom.

  • 18 September

    LD Receives Visit from MHS Drama

    Louise Durham Heroes had an awesome time watching the Mena High School Drama Class perform a skit recently. Members of MHS Drama travel to LD regularly to perform skits that are both entertaining and educational. They showed students how they can be ‘helpful’ – which is one of the acronyms of LD’s Hero’s Code.

  • 15 September

    School Lunch Menus: September 18-22, 2017

    Acorn Public Schools: Monday: Breakfast: Variety cereal, chicken biscuit, parfait, sausage link, fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Elementary: Frito chili pie, corn dog, corn, fruit, salad bar, juice, milk. High School: Frito chili pie, corn dog, baked potato bar, pizza, corn, fruit, salad bar, juice, milk. Tuesday: Breakfast: Variety cereal, scrambled eggs w/ cheese, parfait, bacon, hash brown, fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Elementary: ...

  • 13 September

    Area Students Earn Degrees at SAU’s Summer Commencement

    MAGNOLIA, AR (09/01/2017)– A total of 230 students were honored with undergraduate and graduate degrees at the Southern Arkansas University Summer Commencement ceremony on August 4, 2017. Samantha Boyette graduated with a Master of Education degree. Boyette is from Vandervoort, and was a Library Media major. Shelly Johnson graduated with a Master of Education degree. Johnson is from Grannis, and ...

  • 13 September

    Acorn High School Honor Roll

    Acorn High School recently recognized 2nd semester honor roll students from the 2016-2017 school year.  These students maintained A’s and B’s on their 3rd nine weeks, 4th nine weeks, and 2nd semester.  Students in grades 7-11 were treated to an ice cream of their choice at McDonald’s, thanks to Nidec sponsoring the students. Honor Roll students were: 6th Grade: Braylan ...

  • 12 September

    Bearcats Drop The Trojans In Hot Springs

    BY EASTON LEONARD – The Bearcats hit the road for the second game of this season and traveled to Hot Springs to take on the Trojans, September 8. Mena went into the game trying to break the winning streak of the Trojan team, who have defeated the Bearcats the last two years. And, in a game which was close for ...

  • 8 September

    School Lunch Menus: September 11-15, 2017

    Acorn Public Schools: Monday: Breakfast: Variety cereal, bacon, egg & cheese biscuit, parfait, fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Elementary: Bean & cheese burrito w/ chili topping, beef nachos, spanish rice, refried beans, fruit, salad bar, milk. High School: Bean & cheese burrito w/ chili topping, beef nachos, pizza, baked potato bar, spanish rice, refried beans, fruit, salad bar, milk. Tuesday: Breakfast: Variety cereal, ...

  • 5 September

    Acorn Music Department Exploding in Growth

    Forms New Booster Club to Fund Needs and Ambitious Goals BY MEKINZIE KYLE – With school back in full swing, Acorn High Band Director Valerie Couch, seems both ecstatic and exhausted sitting in her office. Her last period class is the Beginning Band, and in that 47 minute period there are 60 out of the 125 musicians in the overall ...

  • 1 September

    School Lunch Menus: September 5-8, 2017

    Acorn Public Schools: Monday: NO SCHOOL Tuesday: Breakfast: Variety cereal, sausage, egg, & cheese biscuit, parfait, fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Elementary – Orange chicken, sweet & sour chicken, fried rice, steamed broccoli, fruit, salad bar, juice, milk. High School – Orange chicken, sweet & sour chicken, pizza, baked potato bar, fried rice, steamed broccoli, fruit, salad bar, juice, milk. Wednesday: ...

  • 1 September

    Mena Public Schools Welcome New Employees

    Mena Public Schools would like to welcome their new employees for the 2017-2018 school year. Louise Durham Elementary introduces Charmaine Martin and Sara Parsons. Mena Middle School’s newest members are Paul Hooper, Heather Goss, Chad Simpson. Mena High is also proud to welcome Chad Simpson, along with Sadeidre Smith, Emily Randall, Allyssa Hostetler, Cindy Standridge, Gerrie Krudwig, and Macklin Chermak.