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November, 2017

  • 8 November

    Mena Schools Learn Bus Safety

    Mena Public Schools recently celebrated Bus Safety Week on their campuses. James Davis, supervisor of the transportation department at Mena Schools, and his staff spent the week teaching students and teachers how to safely ride aboard a school bus, how to safely evacuate the bus in case of an emergency, and other safe habits. Pictured: School Resource Officer Jessie Curry ...

  • 8 November

    Louise Durham Announces First Ever Fall Carnival Royalty

    For the first time in Louise Durham School history, they had a king and queen contest during their annual Fall Festival. Four couples were chosen from each grade as king and queen and each class held fundraisers to determine an overall winner based on sales. Jaxon Perez, Pre-K, was crowned overall King and Austin Melius, Kindergarten, was crowned overall Queen.

  • 8 November

    MHS Prepping for Joseph, Technicolor Dreamcoat Performances

    CONTRIBUTED BY ANDY PHILPOT – As the calendar shifts to November, less than two weeks remain until the Mena High School Theatre Department will take the stage to perform their production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. After weeks of preparation, rehearsals, and dedication, the cast and crew will be ready to showcase this memorable musical at the MHS ...

  • 3 November

    School Lunch Menus: November 6-10, 2017

    Acorn Public Schools: Monday Breakfast: Variety cereal, breakfast pizza, parfait, fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Elementary: Bean & cheese burrito, frito chili pie, spanish rice, fruit, salad bar, milk. High School: Bean & cheese burrito, frito chili pie, baked potato bar, spanish rice, fruit, salad bar. Tuesday Breakfast: Variety cereal, biscuit, sausage & cheese, jelly, parfait, fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Elementary: ...

  • 1 November

    UA Rich Mountain Hosts Calculator Workshops

    The University of Arkansas Rich Mountain Math & Science Department and TRiO Student Support Services Program hosted a graphing calculator workshop on October 4th & 6th for the fall 2017 semester.  The winner of the graphing calculator door prize was Breanna Lewis. For more information about the graphing calculator workshops, contact Student Support Services at 479-394-7622 or follow on Facebook at Pictured, l to ...

  • 1 November

    Miss Polk County Awarded UA Rich Mountain Scholarship

    Each year, the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain provides a scholarship to the reigning Miss Polk County. On September 30th, Hannah McDonald was crowned Miss Polk County for the 2017-2018 year and was awarded a scholarship to UA Rich Mountain to be applied toward tuition, fees, & books. Hannah is a junior at Mena High School and plans to pursue ...

  • 1 November

    MHS Hosts 2017 Halloween Lab

    Mena High School hosted its 2017 Halloween Lab on October 25, in the MHS Science Wing. The free bi-annual event was packed with STEAM-ed activities, spanning the categories of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math, fit for students and adults of all ages. “We had over 120 people come through and enjoy the special bi-annual event. It was put on ...

  • 1 November

    Vandervoort Ele. Release Honor Roll & Perfect Attendance

    The following is the honor roll for the first nine weeks: Kindergarten – All A’s:  Alicia Aaron, Adelyn Barton, Alleigh Bennett, Vivi Brewer, Aiden Broach, Kadence Broach, Easty Bryce, Makenzie Butler, Christopher Dickens, Adalyn Elder, Amelia Espinola, Christian Fairless, Joshua Groce, Savanna Hutson, Shaelynn Manning, Janessa Rogers-Walker, Kate Tooker, Jeliza Turner, Jolena Turner, Max Watkins, Kristina Wilkinson.Kindergarten – All A’s ...

  • 1 November

    Mena Elks Helped Acorn Elementary Celebrate Red Ribbon Week

    The Mena Elks Lodge helped Acorn Elementary celebrate Red Ribbon Week with a 160-foot banana split and a visit from Elroy the Elk. Mena Elks Exalted Ruler Brian Thompson and crew shared the day, and the banana split, with 298 students and 18 adults. Red Ribbon Week is celebrated by schools each year in a nationwide effort to keep kids ...

  • 1 November

    Acorn High School Announces Honor Roll

    Acorn High School has announced their first nine weeks honor roll. All A’s: 7th Grade: Brookelyn Goss, Kaelin Harding, Lori Richardson. 8th Grade: Abigail Nance, Raeghan Weddle. 9th Grade: Corryn Holland, Halli Holland, Harlee Rodgers, Sarah Wallace. 10th Grade: Makenna Goss, Kacey Head, Brady Lyle, Justin Richmond. 12th Grade: Elizabeth Hachtel, Josey Webb. A’s & B’s: 7th Grade: Braylan Bohlman, ...