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May, 2020

  • 20 May

    Local Student Named to Graceland University Spring 2020 Honors List

    LAMONI, IA — The honor roll lists for Graceland University’s 2020 spring term have been announced, and Stephanie Rostollan of Mena, AR, has been named to the honors list. Graceland University students with a GPA between 3.65 and 3.99 are named to the honors list. Congratulations, Stephanie! Graceland commends you on your academic success. For more information visit www.graceland.edu and ...

  • 6 May

    Cossatot River Schools To Try Four-Day Schedule

    Cossatot River School District has announced that it will be one of six districts in Arkansas planning to move next school year from the traditional five-days-a-week to a four-day school week. Other school districts making the switch in the 2020-2021 school year include: England schools, East End schools in Bigelow (Perry County), Viola schools (Fulton County), Norfork schools (Baxter County), ...

April, 2020

  • 29 April

    Mena High School Senior Egger Awarded Musical Excellence Award

    The Governor’s Award for Musical Excellence is presented to an outstanding high school senior each year. The 2020 Mena High School recipient is Hope Egger. Hope has been a member of the Spotlight Singers throughout her high school career.  She was an all region honors choir member each year from seventh grade through her senior year.  She was an all ...

  • 29 April

    Mena School Board Makes Several Personnel Changes

    The Mena School Board held their April meeting Tuesday night & a number of personnel changes were addressed. Board members approved Superintendent Benny Wesson’s recommendations to hire Jamie Grasman as a 1st grade teacher, Markie Blocker as a 2nd grade teacher and Abigail Sims as the GT Coordinator and ESL Coordinator. The board also approved Wesson’s  recommendation to transfer the ...

  • 29 April

    MSD Updates Community on Prom and Graduation

    April 23, 2020 – Mena Public Schools wants to thank our students, parents, staff members, and community for your continued dedication and support to education. We understand that many of you have questions.  We appreciate your patience and understanding during these unprecedented times. Guidance and answers will be given as Governor Hutchinson’s Task Force on reentry works through the three ...

  • 29 April

    ASP Offering Kids Virtual Field Trip

    Calling all parents!! The commanders of the Arkansas State Police know it is hard to keep kids entertained during theses days of homeschooling and being in the house. The Arkansas State Police if offering parents a few minutes of peace and quiet, by taking your kiddos on a Virtual Field Trip to the Arkansas State Police Headquarters with some  troopers ...

  • 29 April

    Mena Public School Announcements: Yearbooks to be Distributed

    Mena Public Schools wants to thank our students, parents, staff members, and community for your continued dedication and support to education. We understand that many of you have questions. We appreciate your patience and understanding during these unprecedented times. Guidance and answers will be given as Governor Hutchinson’s Task Force on reentry works through the three phases of release which ...

  • 29 April

    Polk County EHC Clubs helping to raise 1 million meals

    By Bridgett Martin-CEA-FCS/4-H U of A System Division of Agriculture MENA, AR — Members of the Polk County Extension Homemakers have been working since last fall to raise money as part of a statewide effort to provide one million meals for food-insecure Arkansans. Now they’ve taking their food drive online, beginning April 23. Donations can be made via uaex.edu/EHC. Donations ...

  • 22 April

    Mena Vocal Music Groups Earn Academic Achievement Awards

    Arkansas Choral Directors Association recognizes individual students and choral groups that participate in region choral performance assessment and excel in academic achievement.  The awards program features two levels of recognition based on the 4.0 grading scale:  Distinguished Academic Achievement (GPA of 3.25 or higher) and Excellence in Academic Achievement (GPA of 3.00 – 3.24). The GPA of the first semester ...

  • 22 April

    Bearcat Chorus members earn Distinguished Academic Achievement honors…

    Students earning individual Distinguished Academic Achievement honors are in the Bearcat Chorus included: Ashtan Carr, Hannah Willis, Devon Davis, Misael Knight, Latonia Siler, Julia Bailey, Leilani Knight, Gabby Pierce, Maddison Gunn, Tabitha Levering, Gabe Betz, Phong Nguyen, Ethan Scott. Students earning Excellence in Academic Achievement in the Bearcat Chorus included: Chloe White, Sierra Taylor, Alexyss Hilderbrand, Summer Venable. Submitted photo.