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January, 2018

  • 5 January

    School Lunch Menus: January 8-12, 2018

    Acorn Public Schools: Monday Breakfast: Pre-K: Biscuit & sausage, fruit, milk. Grades K-12: Variety cereal, biscuit & sausage, syrup, parfait, fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Pre-K: BBQ chicken sandwich, fries, pork & beans, fruit, milk. Grades K-5: BBQ chicken sandwich or hamburger, fries, pork & beans, fruit, milk, salad bar. Grades 6-12: BBQ chicken sandwich, hamburger, potato bar, fries, pork & ...

  • 3 January

    HHE 5th Graders Make a Difference for Residents

    BY MELANIE WADE – Fifth grade students at Holly Harshman Elementary School spent several weeks gathering items for nursing home residents as part of their #HHEdifferencemakers program. HHE teacher Amanda Posey said, “We’ve worked really hard and have a different theme every nine weeks and this nine weeks it was to support our nursing home residents.” To help, the students ...

  • 3 January

    SAU Inducts Students into the Teacher Education Program

    MAGNOLIA, AR — Southern Arkansas University recently inducted 53 students into the Teacher Education Program. Future educators from this area who were honored included: Cheyenne Bell, of Cove, is a junior Agricultural Education major. Michelle Cox, of Mena, is a senior Elementary Education (K-6) major. Jamie Grasman, of Mena, is a junior Elementary Education (K-6) major. Charlotte Keeler, of Cove, ...

December, 2017

  • 21 December

    Koppein Wins Mena School District NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC BEE

    Moves One Step Closer to $50,000 College Scholarship [Mena,AR ,12-5-17]—Abi Koppein, a 5th grade student at Holly Harshman Elementary School, won the school competition of the National Geographic Bee on December 5, 2017 and a chance at a $50,000 college scholarship. The school Bee, at which students answered questions on geography, was the first round in the 30th annual National ...

  • 21 December

    Louise Durham Elementary Spelling Bee Winners

    Louise Durham Elementary announced their Spelling Bee Winner. These 2nd grade winners will advance to the Polk County Spelling Bee. The first place winner was Cady Minoza (left), second place Paeyton Hostetler (center), and the third place winner was Shooter Davis (right).

  • 21 December

    Acorn Elementary Hosts Spelling Bee

    Acorn Elementary held their annual Spelling Bee for students in 1st thru 3rd grades last week. Winners will move on to the Polk County Spelling Bee, a competition between students from Cossatot River, Ouachita River, and Mena School Districts. Winners from Acorn Elementary are pictured: 1st Grade winners (front row): 1st Place-Drew Mabry, 2nd Place-Cavan Reynolds, 3rd Place-Avery Singleton. 2nd ...

  • 20 December

    Acorn Elementary Announces November Students of the Month

    The November Students of the Month from Acorn Elementary School were chosen due to 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: Front Row: Janice Gonzalez, 1st grade, granddaughter of Joe and Zula Hale; Jozie Daniels, Kindergarten, daughter of Jon and Lisa Daniels; Bailey ...

  • 20 December

    Acorn High School Announces Students of the Month

    The Acorn High School Faculty has chosen the following students for the October 2017 Students of the Month: 7th Grade: Braven Rodgers, son of Scott & Teresa Rodgers; 8th Grade: Abbi McCarroll, daughter of Clint & Tracy McPherson and Chris McCarroll; 9th Grade: Tyler Smedley, son of Jimmy Smedley; 10th Grade: Makenna Goss, daughter of Greg & Kim Goss; 11th ...

  • 20 December

    December Students of the Month Announced by Acorn Elementary

    The December Students of the Month from Acorn Elementary School 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: Front Row: Keaton Shores, Kindergarten, son of Cody and Chelsee Shores; Gabriel Elizalde, Kindergarten, son of Salvador and Stephanie Elizalde; Drew Mabry, 1st grade, ...

  • 15 December

    School Lunch Menus: December 18-22, 2017

    Acorn Public Schools: Monday Breakfast: Manager’s Choice Lunch: Manager’s Choice Tuesday Breakfast: Manager’s Choice Lunch: Manager’s Choice Cossatot River School District: Monday Breakfast: Variety cereal, graham cracker, waffle w/ syrup, fruit, gogurt, juice, milk. Lunch: Elementary: Chicken crispito, chicken fajitas, cilantro/lime rice, pinto beans, fruit, salad bar, milk. High School: Chicken crispito, chicken fajitas, pizza, cilantro/lime rice, pinto beans, fruit, salad ...