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February, 2019

  • 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

  • 13 February

    Cossatot River School District competed in the regional archery competition

    Elementary team had a score of 2618 and placed 2nd. They will be competing at state. Middle school scores 2821 but unfortunately did not make it to state. We are very proud if both teams for all their hard work and their focus at competition. Picture 387 is elementary and picture 410 is the middle school.

  • 13 February

    Learning Made Fun at Wickes

    Wickes Elementary students were treated to a special guest last week. Cossatot River Park Interpreter, Shelly Flanary visited first graders and showed them fun ways to explore the differences between solids, liquids and gases. Hands on experiences like this with special instructors, in fun manners, helps kids retain what they learn.

  • 13 February

    Correction to Mena band members auditioning for the All State Band (original story 2/6/19)

      Four members of the Mena High School band were invited to audition for the All-State Band.  They were Daniel Greene, Jackson Efird, Christopher Thompson, and Fisher Neufeld.  The Pulse mistakenly reported that only three band members represented Mena during All-State Band tryouts.

  • 6 February

    Makenna Goss elected as the 2019-2020 Arkansas FCCLA Vice President of Parliamentary Law

    Ouachita River School District commends Makenna Goss for all of her accomplishments and the state office she just won. Makenna has studied hard, prepared many speeches, and traveled far to prepare herself for this journey.  “She will have many duties over the course of the next year which will require us to travel many miles.  In addition to many Arkansas ...

  • 6 February

    Bearcat Band members place in the All State Concert Band

          The Mena Bearcat Band recognizes two members who made the All State Concert Band.  Director Charles Morgan proudly stated, “Fisher Neufeld is the best high school jazz pianist in the state of Arkansas.”   Neufeld placed 1st band, 1st chair in the All State Jazz Band and Christopher Thompson placed in the All State Concert Band 3rd chair ...