Acorn Archery practice is cancelled for tomorrow, 1/24/2023.
ORSD will be closed Wednesday Feb. 1st, due to inclement weather. Stay safe. Jerrall Strasner, Superintendent
ORSD will be closed Tuesday Jan. 31st due to inclement weather. Stay safe. Jerrall Strasner, Superintendent
Oden Senior Night will be February 7th. Games start at 5:30 and we will honor the seniors and their families between the senior girls and boys game. There are only two games this night, senior girls followed by senior boys.
Oden basketball announcement: The game against Acorn Friday, February 3rd has been canceled. Coach Kennedy and I are currently working on a schedule to make up some conference games. I will post as soon as we have something figured out. Everyone stay safe! Thank you, Elicia Bergum Oden Principal
Attention Acorn Tiger Fans: Games for tomorrow vs Horatio have been moved to Friday, February 3rd. JB, SG, and SB starting at 5:30 Games will be held at Horatio.
ORSD will be closed Monday Jan. 30th due to inclement weather. Be safe. Respectfully, Jerrall A. Strasner Superintendent of Schools
Acorn vs Spring Hill tonight Spring Hill Address for Spring Hill High School 633 AR-355 Hope, AR 71801 633 Spring Lake Rd Hope , Arkansas 71801
ORSD will resume classes on both campuses Friday Jan. 27th, at normal time. Buses will run at normal time. Some side roads are not passable for safe travel and buses will not go down them. If you have any questions concerning your student's bus route on the Acorn Campus please call Jackye Simon 479-243-5677 and questions about the Oden Campus please call Stacy Kennedy 479-216-1570 Respectfully, Jerrall A. Strasner Superintendent of Schools
ORSD Family, Tomorrow, Thursday January 26th, all campuses of the Ouachita River School District will will be closed due to inclement weather. Both campuses are still snow covered and unsafe for students and staff. Please be safe. Respectfully, Jerrall A. Strasner Superintendent of Schools
Acorn Students Essay Winners In December 2022, the Mena Elks Lodge 781 conducted their annual Americanism Essay Contest for students in grades 5th - 8th. The theme for this year’s essay contest was, “What is Your American Dream”. From Acorn High School, eleven (11) students submitted essays and will receive certificates. Four (4) of the students will be advancing to State competition with their essays. The Acorn High School students that will be competing at State include: (l to r) Madelynn Auer, Taylar Kesterson, Addi Ledbetter & Owen Wasif. Acorn High School 7th & 8th Grade History Teacher Andy Arnold coordinated the essay writing activity with Phyllis Caldwell of the Mena Elks Lodge 781. Congratulations to our essay contestants and winners! #orsdlifeprep
ORSD Family, Tomorrow January 25th, all campuses of the Ouachita River School District will will be closed due to inclement weather. Please be safe. Respectfully, Jerrall A. Strasner Superintendent of Schools
ORSD Family, Today January 24th, all campuses of the Ouachita River School District will early dismiss at 1:00 pm due to inclement weather. Please be safe. Respectfully, Jerrall A. Strasner Superintendent of Schools
Attention Acorn High School and Acorn Elementary Families: Due to the potential of winter weather, there will be NO after school tutoring tomorrow afternoon (1/24/2023).
AHS 2022-2023 Homecoming Acorn High School 2022-2023 Homecoming ceremony and basketball games were held on Friday, January 13, 2023. The homecoming royalty court represented included the following from both Acorn Elementary School and Acorn High School: 1st Grade - Aubrey Lackey, Flower Girl escorted by Jaxson Lyle, Crown Bearer 1st Grade - Maddie Powell, Flower Girl escorted by Tanner Davis Necklace Bearer Kylee Johnson, Freshman Maid escorted by Austin Davis, Senior KaitLynn Ledbetter, Freshman Maid escorted by Colton Taylor, Sophomore Sydney Holliday, Sophomore Maid escorted by Caden Tarkinton, Sophomore MaryClaire Laing, Sophomore Maid escorted by Bradley McEntire, Sophomore Shay Allen, Junior Maid escorted by Isaac Tedder, Senior Sophie Strasner, Junior Maid escorted by Sky Carmack, Senior Rachael Weddle, Senior Maid escorted by Jonah Rogan, Senior Ashlee Arce, Senior Maid escorted by Braylan Bohlman, Senior Ally Bissell, Senior Maid of Honor escorted by Aaden Bissell, Freshman Reigning 2021-2022 Queen Kiersten Larucci, escorted by Regan Larucci, 8th Grade Senior 2022-2023 Homecoming Queen Paige Parnell escorted by Gage Davis, Freshman Reigning Queen Kiersten Larucci presented the Queen’s necklace and crown as she crowned Senior Queen Paige Parnell. Queen Paige Parnell shared her sentiments and gratitude to the student body for their vote and support as this year’s AHS Homecoming Queen. Acorn vs Murfreesboro homecoming basketball included junior girls, senior boys and senior girls games. Homecoming festivities also included a dance held on Saturday, January 14th. Congratulations, AHS 2022-2023 Homecoming Court! #orsdlifeprep
Oden 3rd and 4th graders enjoyed some reading time in the library today. 😊
Attention Acorn Parents: If you have a senior athlete at Acorn High School, please email a few pictures of you athlete to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Acorn Elementary would like to celebrate these 3 students for having perfect attendance the first semester of school! Mrs. Chaney's Kindergarten student Mark Kincaid Mrs. Priddy's 1st grade student Valerie Rose Mrs. Morris' 3rd grade student Makenzie Kincaid "Attend today, and achieve tomorrow" School attendance matters! Great job students.
ORSD School Board Recognized In Appreciation The Arkansas School Boards Association (ASBA) announced that January is School Board Recognition Month in Arkansas. School board members play an essential role in our schools and community. Ouachita River School District will join other districts in Arkansas in celebration of our board by thanking them for the time, talents, and knowledge they bring to our district and for their commitment to the families and children of our community. Jerrall Strasner, ORSD Superintendent stated, “ On behalf of the ORSD family and community, our deepest gratitude and appreciation is extended to the Ouachita River School District School Board members whose commitment and dedication is to our mission: Providing a safe, caring environment where everyone learns and grows in order to be prepared for life. Our board members are involved and committed to our community by investing their time, knowledge and support to provide an enriching educational experience that impacts the lives of our students and families. Please join us in saying “thank you” to our school board members.” Mr. Strasner added that elected school board members give our citizens and constituents a voice in education decision making. “While we make a special effort to show our appreciation in January to recognize our dedicated board members, their contribution is a year-round commitment.” The board members serving our district are as follows: (photo back row, l to r) Gene Monk, Jason Neugent, Chris Tedder. (front row, l to r) Annette Hays, Lana Philpot, Cheryl Boyd, Rhonda Anderson. #orsdlifeprep
Mrs. Carmack’s English classes have been working on justification and explanation in their written responses for class work in preparation for the ACT Aspire. Here are some pictures of student engagement and cooperation. Way to go Mrs. Carmack and kiddos! 🧡🖤🐺