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February, 2019

  • 27 February

    Mena Band Marches Forward with Matching Donations for a New Drumline

    By Linda Lee Denton The Mena Band directors proudly accepted a check from Union Bank for the purchase of a new drumline for the high school. With technology changing over the years, the drumline is constructed of lighter material and will be beneficial for drummers beginning the next marching season. The high school band director, Mr. Charles Morgan, together with ...

  • 27 February

    Goss and Daniels Medal at FCCLA State Star Events

    Congratulations to Makenna and Kenzie on earning gold and silver medals at State Star Events last week in Conway. Makenna earned a gold medal in Job Interview and qualified for Nationals. Although she will be going as a new Arkansas FCCLA State Officer and will not be competing at NLC. Kenzie earned a silver medal in Junior Sports Nutrition and ...

  • 27 February

    February 28th National Rare Disease Day

    EAST students Alyssa Wilson, Elizabeth Crawford, and Charlie Mock proudly watched as Mayor Seth Smith signed a Proclamation last Thursday recognizing Feb. 28th as a local day to focus on National Rare Diseases.  February 28, 2019 is the National Day for Rare Diseases and now Mena and the surrounding community has a platform to initiate discussions, support and fundraising. These girls ...

  • 27 February

    ACORN ELEMENTARY STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

    Congratulations to the January Students of the Month from Acorn Elementary School.  Students chosen have displayed excellent citizenship, exceptional academic effort/improvement and good attendance.  Special thanks to Simple Simon’s Pizza, Goss Electronics, and Laark Enterprises for providing lunch and games. Back Row: McKenna Pippen, 6th grade Kohlea Carmack 6th grade Kylee Johnson, 5th grade Christian Staggs, 5th grade CJ Warner, ...

  • 27 February

    Basscats Place in AYFF Bass Tournament

    Pictures from LF to RT: Evan Graves, Austin Johnston, Cason Canon, Austin Rose Austin Johnston and Cason Canon took 1st place in the High School division. Austin Rose and Evan Graves took 3rd in the JR Division at Lake Greeson last Saturday 2-23-19. This was a State wide AYFF Bass Tournament. The Basscats will now set their sights on Lake ...

  • 20 February

    Thompson named as National Merit Finalist

    Christopher Thompson has been named a National Merit Finalist! In February. Christopher is a senior at Mena High School.  He… Some 15,000 Semifinalists are notified by mail at their home addresses that they have advanced to Finalist standing. High school principals are also notified and provided with a certificate to present to each Finalist. All winners of Merit Scholarship awards ...

  • 20 February

    MHS Student Tyra Dollarhyde Receives Arkansas Diamond Award

    Tyra Dollarhyde accepts award in Little Rock last Wednesday, Feb.13th. Tyra had the opportunity to meet with Representative John Maddox and attended the legislative session in the afternoon. She toured the capital and was treated to a special day. Tyra had the honor of being chosen for the front cover of the award program. The Diamond Award is an honor ...

  • 20 February

    Arithmetic & Awareness

    A Mena Middle School teacher steps up to encourage kids to become active participants in the community and with causes dear to them.  Mrs Ponder’s 6th Grade Math Class recently participated in the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Math-A-Thon and raised $3,248 dollars We could all learn from their dedication and step up; volunteering our time and talents.  We applaud ...

  • 20 February

    Scholarship Opportunity Available

    The Mena Polk County Enhancement Foundation in conjunction with the Mena/Polk County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce new scholarship opportunities. Two, one time scholarships will be awarded in 2019. The total value of each scholarship is $1,000.00 and will be awarded to a graduating senior who is a resident of Polk County. The Mena Polk County Enhancement Foundation ...

  • 20 February

    WWII Veterans Needed for EAST Project

    Mena Middle School EAST Class would like to interview WWII Veterans for the Library of Congress History Project.  Please contact them to schedule an interview.  We would appreciate your participation and have three ways for you to reach us. Phone:  479-394-2572 and ask for EAST Class Email:  Melissa.Lunsford@MenaSchools.org Facebook:  EAST Mena MMS