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March, 2017

  • 15 March

    Acorn High School Announces February Students of the Month

    The Acorn High School Faculty has chosen their Students of the Month for February 2017 in grades 6 – 12. The students were chosen based on having characteristics of: performing at ability level, participating in the classroom, respectful to faculty and peers, demonstrating a good work ethic and demonstrating all-around good citizenship. Students chosen were: 6th Grade – Ally Bissell, ...

  • 13 March

    Ward Presents at Conference on Behalf of the Voiceless

    SUBMITTED – Taylor Ward, senior at Southern Arkansas University, was selected to present at the BPD Annual Conference in New Orleans on her project, “She Didn’t Say No: Consent Among College Students.”  The BPD, Baccalaureate Program Directors, teach and administer baccalaureate social work programs, field education, global social work, advocacy, and connecting classroom education to community practice. Taylor shared that ...

  • 10 March

    School Lunch Menus: March 13-17, 2017

    Acorn School’s Breakfast Monday 3/13 Variety cereal, cheese omelet w/ toast, yogurt, fruit, juice, milk Tuesday 3/14 Variety cereal, super donut, sausage link, raisins, fruit, juice, milk Wednesday 3/15 Variety cereal, biscuit & sausage, jelly, fruit, yogurt, juice, milk Thursday 3/16 Variety cereal, mini chocolate donuts, fruit, yogurt, juice, milk Friday 3/17 Variety cereal, biscuit & gravy, jelly, fruit, yogurt, ...

  • 1 March

    Acorn Lady Tigers Win Regionals After Defeating Lady Saints and Trojans

    BY EASTON LEONARD – The Acorn Lady Tigers Basketball Team punched their ticket to the Class 1A State Basketball Tournament after sweeping their opponents in the 1A Region 4 Tournament last week. On Wednesday night, February 22, the Lady Tigers played their first round in the 1A Region 4 Basketball Tournament at County Line High School, the Acorn Lady Tigers ...

  • 1 March

    MMS Bearcats Support the Troops

    SUBMITTED – Members of the Mena Middle School Bearcats basketball team wanted to honor troops of Charlie Company who were deployed from Mena’s Armory on January 1, 2017 to The Horn of Africa for a year-long mission. MMS Basketball Coach Randy Peters said, “We did this in honor of our Polk County troops and to show the community that we ...

  • 1 March

    MHS Choirs Participate in Region 3 Choral Performance Assessment

    The Mena High School choirs participated in the Region 3 Choral Performance Assessment held at Henderson State University on Friday, February 24. The Bearcat Chorus earned a Division II Excellent for their prepared music and a Division I Superior in sight reading. The Spotlight Singers earned a Division I Superior for their prepared music and a Division I Superior in sight ...

  • 1 March

    Van-Cove Preschoolers Participate in Dental Health Month

    Forty Van-Cove Preschool students participated in February’s Dental Health Month by visiting Dallas Avenue Dental Care, Inc. Students and teachers expressed their appreciation to Dr. Diane Marosy and her staff for a wonderful demonstration on dental care and healthy dental habits.

  • 1 March

    Hana Hunter of Mena named to the UA Little Rock Fall 2016 Dean’s List

    LITTLE ROCK, AR (02/23/2017)– Mena resident Hana Hunter has been named to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s fall 2016 dean’s list. Students whose academic performance has been superior in a semester are recognized when the following qualifications have been met: at least nine credit hours with a grade of A, B, C, or “credit”; at least a 3.5 ...

  • 1 March

    Acorn Students Rewarded with Picnic in the Park

    Acorn Elementary 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders got a well-deserved treat recently. The students are from the AES ACT-Aspire 90% & 100% Clubs and they celebrated their Interim test scores with a reward of a picnic and games at Mena’s historic Janssen Park on a sunny February day.

  • 1 March

    Goss Earns Spot in National FCCLA Star Event

    BY MELANIE BUCK – Acorn FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America), students recently competed in Star Events (Students Taking Action with Recognition) through the national FCCLA organization. Their most recent competition was at the state level, with one student earning her way through to the national competition to be held in Nashville, Tennessee this June. Makenna Goss, a ...