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Acorn Begins Moving Playground Equipment

Acorn School is implementing plans to move their playground across the campus. The playground will sit on land donated by Coach Keith Wilsey. The reason behind moving the play area is to begin the application process of a new multi-million cafeteria. The construction of the cafeteria will be dependent upon approval by the U.S. Department of Education and could take ...

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Lady Tigers Advance to District Championship

BY BROOKE HINES – Thursday night, the Acorn Lady Tigers took on the Caddo Hills Lady Indians. The Lady Tigers came out playing great defense only allowing two points in the first quarter, earning a 12-0 lead before the other team could score. Up against a tough man-to-man defense, they held their own. Going into the half the Acorn Lady Tigers ...

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Acorn Tigers Advance to Regionals

BY BROOKE HINES – What started out to be a very controlled game ended up with a last shot at the buzzer to determine the game. The Acorn Tigers got the tip and went on a 6 to 0 run in what was an exciting game.  They showed no mercy jumping out with an 18 to 6 lead at the end ...

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Acorn School Represented in the Knight’s of Columbus Competition

SUBMITTED BY SHANNON LYLE – Acorn School was well represented in the Knight’s of Columbus State Free Throw Competition. The Knight’s of Columbus state free throw competition was held Sunday, March 8th at Russellville, Ark.  The following students competed locally and each placed first in their age division, progressing them to the district and on to the state level. State ...

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Tigers Headed to State for the First Time in 39 Years

BY NORM BETZ – One thing is for sure, when you sit down to watch an Acorn Tigers basketball game, it’s guaranteed to be exciting. The No. 3 seed from District 7W headed to Emerson, Arkansas with the hopes of doing something that hasn’t been done at Acorn in 39 years, make it to the 1A State Tournament. It took ...

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Acorn Schools Recognized as ‘Achieving’ by Dept. of Education

BY MELANIE BUCK – A total of 67 public schools showed sufficient improvement on test scores to meet annual targets that were approved by the U.S. Department of Education and are designated as Achieving Schools. The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) was re-authorized by the U.S. Congress in 2001 as the No Child Left Behind ACT (NCLB). Under NCLB, the proficiency targets for ...

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