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Mena Public Schools Welcome New Employees

Mena Public Schools would like to welcome their new employees for the 2017-2018 school year. Louise Durham Elementary introduces Charmaine Martin and Sara Parsons. Mena Middle School’s newest members are Paul Hooper, Heather Goss, Chad Simpson. Mena High is also proud to welcome Chad Simpson, along with Sadeidre Smith, Emily Randall, Allyssa Hostetler, Cindy Standridge, Gerrie Krudwig, and Macklin Chermak.

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Mena School Board Moving Ahead with Road and Renovation Projects

BY MELANIE BUCK – The Mena School Board is prepared to move ahead on a couple of major projects that are upcoming for the district. In their March monthly meeting, the school board signed an easement for the North Morgan Street roadway agreement, contingent upon the State Highway Commission’s plans. Although an exact start date is not set for the ...

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May 1 Brings School Choice Deadline

BY MELANIE BUCK – The deadline is quickly approaching for parents to choose what public school their students will attend come Fall 2017. In 2015, the Arkansas Legislature amended the Public School Choice Act of 2013, after it was set to sunset, and lawmakers knew they had to amend the Act in order to continue to give parents the right ...

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County Schools Receive OEP Awards

BY MELANIE BUCK AND LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – All three of Polk County’s school districts received Outstanding Educational Performance Awards from the Office for Education Policy (OEP). Each year OEP examines different issues facing educators in an attempt to provide higher quality of education. In the most recent Arkansas Education Report [AER], schools from across the state were highlighted for their ...

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School Menus: November 14-18, 2016

Acorn School’s Breakfast Monday 11/14 NO SCHOOL Tuesday 11/15 NO SCHOOL Wednesday 11/16 Cereal & toast, french toast sticks, sausage link, yogurt, juice, milk Thursday 11/17 Cereal & toast, oatmeal w/ cranberries banana, yogurt, juice, milk Friday 11/18 Cereal & toast, waffle w/ syrup, yogurt with graham cracker, diced peaches, juice, milk Acorn School’s Lunch Monday 11/14 NO SCHOOL Tuesday ...

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LD Selects Super Students

Louise Durham Super Students for the week of October 24th are: Payden Pollard, Mazzey Pender, Brandi Miller, Athenna Howell, Journey Evans, Mason Thompson, Lanie Taylor, Payton Huber, Jacob Holt, Madison Rowe, Brenlei Mirus, Stradden House, Kenley Cochran, Evan Robbins, Brayla Dean, Jaysha Dean, Jaasiel Hernandez, Caylee Yeager, Braxston Hendershot, Kypton Miller, Serenity Fraser, Makinzee May, Hadassah Torres, Noah Martin, Richard Davis, Raelyn Ashcraft, Ali Clae Hemphill, ...

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MMS EAST Project to Help Foster Children

Four boys, ages 12 through 14, in the EAST program at Mena Middle School decided on a project to help the foster children in their community. Working with the Polk County Department of Human Services, they realized they could not afford to help all foster children.  They reached out to the Mena Wal-Mart and found an answer to one of ...

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F.L.A.S.H. C.A.T.S. Program Hosts Open House

SUBMITTED – Holly Harshman Elementary recently hosted Open House for their afterschool F.L.A.S.H. C.A.T.S. program. Parents were able to see what activities their children participate in through the program. Holly Harshman Elementary has programs in the mornings and afternoons. From 6:45 a.m. – 7:45 a.m., Monday through Friday, students can receive homework help and tutoring. In the afternoons, participants are ...

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Mena Schools Proactive Following New Dyslexia Legislation

BY MELANIE BUCK Mena Public School Dyslexia Coordinator, Vicky Maye shares, “It’s okay to say dyslexia!”  With the recent passage of Act 1294, Arkansas has joined 18 other states that have passed some form of dyslexia legislation to require dyslexia screening in schools.  “Arkansas is extremely fortunate for Senator Joyce Elliott’s passion for sponsoring ACT 1294,” said Maye, which requires ...

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Churches Join Together for Back to School Prayer Walk

BY MELANIE BUCK – A Prayer Walk is being hosted this Sunday by churches to bless local schools and the students that attend them. Everyone is invited to participate in the Prayer Walk from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday, August 14th, at schools in Mena and Acorn. This project is headed up by Mena First United Methodist Church ...

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