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June, 2020

  • 10 June

    UARM Receives Grant for Historic Armory Renovation

    The Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council distributed $27.3 million last week in conservation and historic preservation grants to fund 22 requests from six state agencies, 11 colleges and universities, and the treasurer’s office for fiscal year 2021, which starts July 1st. The ANCRC awarded $237,000 to the University of Arkansas Community College Rich Mountain for the second phase of ...

  • 10 June

    Mena Middle School Students All A’s & B’s Spring Semester Honor Roll Announced

    6th Grade Travis Benefield Grace Brewer Mallori Brotherton Brooklyn Carls Lynnlee Cook Breanna Crider Gabrielle Cross Trinity Cude Quinn Dahlem Kaylynn Davis Riya Desai Astraya Ellsworth Elizabeth Farriell Grayson Farringer Anna Ferguson Sky Floyd Jimmy Glenn Willam Gorsuch Ryder House Briley Kleinman Savannah Levering KayLa Lott Sean Maechler Zane McMellon Shaela Monahan Dylon Morris Addison Nash Levite Neufeld Matthew Nicholson ...

  • 10 June

    MHS Sets Tentative Dates for Prom and Commencement

    Mena High School Principal DAvid Maxwell announced the district has tentatively set the dates for the 2020 Sr/Jr Prom and the Spring Commencement ceremony. Maxwell said at thgis time, Mena School officials have tentatively scheduled the prom for July 10. He said they are making arrangements and setting guidelines for the safety of students prior to the event. Maxwell said ...

  • 3 June

    Food Assistance Approved for Families of Students in Free Lunch Program Departments of Education, Human Services partner on Pandemic SNAP to help offset meal costs

    (LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) — The State of Arkansas received federal approval today to provide food assistance to families of students who are eligible for the free or reduced lunch program when schools are in session, the Departments of Education (ADE) and Human Services (DHS) announced today. Pandemic SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) is designed to help replace the cost of ...

  • 3 June

    Arkansas 30 Day Fund and Arkansas State University Announce Strategic Partnership

    Little Rock, AR – Today the Arkansas 30 Day Fund and Arkansas State University announced a partnership to help Arkansas small businesses struggling as a result of COVID-19. The fund was established by Sarah Huckabee Sanders and her husband Bryan Sanders to provide forgivable loans of up to $3,000 to help bridge the gap for small businesses until they get ...

May, 2020

  • 27 May

    Course Request Forms Available via School Form

    Melissa Lunsford of Mena School Disrict announced the Mena Middle School would be offering a Computer Science Course during the 2020-2021 School Year. Computer Science for 7th and 8th graders is an elective consisting of an introduction to computers, hardward, software, internet, research, coding, and 21st Century Skills. This is a Project Based Learning course where students will apply knowledge ...

  • 27 May

    Mena School District Welcomes Dr. Smith Back

    The Mena School Board met on May 19th and board members voted to hire Dr. Lee Smith as Assistant Superintendent. Smith was a former Agri teacher at Acorn High School and Mena High School before he became an adjunct professor at UA Rich Mountain. Smith also served as a Career and Technical Education Coordinator for the De Queen – Mena ...

  • 27 May

    Mena Middle School Chosen for Adequacy Study

    State officials announced earlier this month that the Mena Middle School has been chosen as one of the schools in the State Arkansas to be included in an adequacy case study. The Senate and House Interim Committees on Education reported the reason for the Mena Middle School was selected was for repeatedly performing higher than their demographics indicated they should. ...

  • 27 May

    Mena School District to Destroy Student Records

    Attention Parents of Students who attended Mena School District: State and Federal guidelines require that all special education due process forms and records be destroyed within six (6) years after a student leaves the special education or speech therapy program. If your child was dismissed, graduated, dropped from the program or found to be ineligible for special education services and/ ...

  • 20 May

    UARM and Foundation Award Over $109,500 in Scholarships

    MENA, Ark.]  Dr. Phillip Wilson has announced local scholarship recipients. David Grenier – Mena, UA Rich Mountain Board of Visitors Academic Scholarship – $6,600; US Electrical Motors (NIDEC) Endowment Scholarship – $2,000; Jennifer Adams – Mena, UA Rich Mountain Board of Visitors Academic Scholarship – $6,600; Lindy Hull – Mena, UA Rich Mountain Board of Visitors Academic Scholarship – $6,600; ...