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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 ...

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Mena Schools to Celebrate Red Ribbon Week

SUBMITTED – Mena Schools will Celebrate Red Ribbon Week during the week of October 24th through 27th. The theme this year is ‘Bearcat Paws Don’t Touch Drugs’. “As a Community Service project we will partner with Mena High School Hub to donate dog and cat food to the Polk County Humane Society. We challenge the community to join us in our efforts,” ...

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School Lunch Menus: October 16-27, 2017

Acorn Public Schools: Monday Breakfast: Variety Cereal, omelet, cheese, toast, parfait, oranges, juice, milk. Lunch: Elementary: Pasta Primavera w/ chicken, meatball sub, breadstick, corn, pears, salad bar, juice, milk. High School: Chicken pasta primavera, meatball sub, breadstick, baked potato bar, wheat crackers, corn, pears, salad bar, juice, milk. Tuesday Breakfast: Variety cereal, super donut parfait, sausage link, raisins, bananas, juice, ...

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Local XCountry Teams Compete In Stuthard Stampede

BY EASTON LEONARD – On Tuesday, September 26th, the local Acorn, Cossatot River, and Mena Cross-Country teams competed in the Stuthard Stampede meet at Acorn High School. In the Junior High Girls race, the DeQueen Leopards placed first with Waldron in second, Mansfield in third, Acorn in fourth, Horatio in fifth, Heavner in sixth, Mena in seventh, and Cossatot in ...

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MMS Awarded for Student Success

(Little Rock) – Being a high academic performing and/or growing school not only serves students, but may also result in additional reward funding. For the 2015-16 school year, 201 public schools were recently recognized as either high performing schools, high gaining schools, or both through the Arkansas School Recognition and Reward Program. The program recognizes the top 10 percent of ...

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Mena Schools Participates in Great Kindness Challenge

Mena Schools will be participating in the Great Kindness Challenge on January 23-27. The Great Kindness Challenge is one school week devoted to performing as many acts of kindness as possible. Students will be encouraged to do 50 kind acts all that can be accomplished on campus. The students are encouraged to continue sharing their kindness at home, in their ...

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School Menus: October 31 – November 4

Acorn School’s Breakfast Monday 10/31 Cereal & toast, biscuit & gravy, diced peaches, yogurt, juice, milk Tuesday 11/1 Cereal & toast, cheese omelet, yogurt & graham crackers, oranges, juice, milk Wednesday 11/2 Bagel & cream cheese, cereal & toast, sausage link, raisins, banana, juice, milk Thursday 11/3 Cereal & toast, waffle & syrup, yogurt & graham crackers, diced peaches, juice, ...

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Mena School’s Red Ribbon Pep Rally

In 1988, National Family Partnership (NFP) sponsored the first National Red Ribbon Celebration, serving “as a catalyst to mobilize communities to educate youth and encourage participation in drug prevention activities.” Millions have been reached for their efforts and “its network of individuals and organizations continue to deliver the message of hope to millions of people every year.” Children of parents ...

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Benny Weston – A Grade Above the Rest

BY JACLYN ROSE – Born and raised in neighboring Montgomery County, Benny Weston graduated from Mt. Ida High School in 1979.  He then went on to complete his Bachelor’s Degree in Health and Physical Education from Arkansas Tech University. Weston began his career in education by coaching football in Harrisburg, Arkansas for one year before his father was injured in ...

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Mena Schools Presents Annual Report to the Public

BY JACLYN ROSE – The Mena School Board met on October 15 to present their Annual Report to the Public.  Superintendent, Benny Weston, opened the meeting and explained the purpose was to give the community a general overview of the district’s activities. Each of the principals of the four Mena campuses, as well as, several different directors and coordinators, addressed ...

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