Kindergarten Open House is 1-6pm on August 1st. PreK orientation is 1-6pm August 2nd. 2nd Grade Open House is 1-6pm August 6th. 11th & 12th Grade Open House is 4-7pm August 6th. 1st Grade Open House is 1-6pm August 7th. Holly Harshman Open House is 1-6pm August 8th. Mena Middle School Open House is 2-7pm August 8th. 9th & 10th Grade Open House is 4-7p, August 8th.
Mena School District Superintendent, Benny Weston, and a team of Mena administrators attended the annual Leadership Institute hosted by DMESC. Sessions included Exploring Our Leadership Intention, Section 504, Through the Eyes of Poverty, Suicide Prevention and Intervention, Tier 1 Training, and Legislative Updates-AAEA. Preparations continue for the 2019-2020 school year.
Week 2 of Flash Cats at Holly Harshman Elementary is underway & the kids are loving it. Thanks to the amazing crew of teachers who work together to provide this awesome enrichment for our kids for FREE! Briggs paid a visit to the Mrs.Woodral's “Pet Care” club. The kids loved meeting Briggs and wanted him to stay. The Flash Cats after school program returns in the fall.
The Polk County Virtual Academy is a great alternative for students across the area & the number of students will increase for 19-20... Find out more by contacting Jeanne Smith or Bridget Buckley by Email.. firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Forms are available online at http://www.menaschools.org/o/mena-school-distr…/browse/51224
Tuesday 5/21 - Mena Preschool Graduation @ 6:00pm in the MHS Performing Arts Center. Wednesday 5/22 - Holly Harshman Awards Ceremony @ 9:00am in the MHS Performing Arts Center. Thursday 5/23 - Mena Middle School Awards Ceremony @ 9:00am in the MHS Performing Arts Center. Thursday 5/23 - Last Day of School.
**This Fall, HHE students will have their school supplies provided for them!!🎉🎉 WE are so excited to be able to do this for our students. The BIG shipment 📦 came in today and WE couldn’t wait to share the exciting NEWS!! It’s been a great year and we’re already looking forward to the next one!! ❤️❤️🐾🐾
Three Mena students who won awards in the 10th annual Arkansas Endangered Species Art Contest.. Including: LYELA MORGAN 1st place k-2nd. HALIA PETERSON honorable mention k-2nd. SYDNEY JONES 1st place 3-6th grade. https://www.fws.gov/arkansas-es/esdaywinners2019.html
Mena High School Graduation will be on Sunday, May 19th @ 3pm in Bearcat Stadium.... If you are unable to attend you can watch the ceremony on the Mhs Livestream page... Just follow the link... https://www.facebook.com/mhs.livestream.5
Check out the Mena Schools Weather Bug! https://www.weatherbug.com/weather-forecast/now/mena-ar-71953?location=mena-ar-71953
The DeQueen / Mena Education Service Cooperative hosted Destination Science on Friday at the Christian Motorcyclist Association… Grades 3-12 from area schools participated & Mena students brought home a bus load of awards… WEB PRESENCE 9-12 1st – Cassidy Ashcraft 2nd Ali Ogden WEB PRESENCE 7-8 1st – Addi Dollar, Ashley Titsworth & Kiera Hall 2nd – Alexia Minzel & Olivia Butterfield VR EXPERIENCE 1st – MMS Kenny Smudrick, Kate McDonald & Lakota Breeden CATAPULT 2nd – HHE – Stella Smith 2nd – MMS – Will Hendricks 3rd – MHS – JR White 2nd – MHS – Austin Rose 1st – MHS – Jacob Flowers EARTHQUAKE 3rd – HHE - Lalee Powell 1st – HHE – Ivan Sanchez 2nd- MHS – Christina Ortiz 1st – MHS - Sam Cross PAPER ROCKET 3rd – HHE – Jeron Smith 1st – MMS – Gabe Corcoran 2nd – MHS – Duncan McCauley 1st – MHS – Amanda Stine PAPER ROLLERCOASTER 2nd – MHS – Morgan Caldwell 1st – MHS – Breezie Hendricks ROBOTIC LEGOS 3rd – MMS – Madison Howard, Trey Day & Mikey Davis ROBOTICS SPHEROS 2nd – MHS – Dax McMillan, Brandon Dong & Beck Vacca 1st – MHS – Zack Graphton & Gavin Gorden OLLIE SPHEROS 2nd – MHS – Gage Gorden, Misa Knight & Mark Thomas EGG DROP 1st – MMS - Jessica Nicholson 1st – MHS – Ian Hughes ELECTRIC CAR 3rd – MMS – Lucas Levering 2ND – MMS – Dayton Lane 3rd – MHS – Jake Brotherton 2nd – MHS – Alex Harper 1st – MHS – Allison Bates GENERATOR 3RD – MHS – Katie Bennet & Annie Wigley 2nd – MHS - Hunter French & Taylor Thacker 1st – MHS - Avery Powell & Trinity Vasquez MYSTERY BOX 2ND - MMS – Layla Sessler, Taylor Nance, Carmen Puckett 1st – MHS – Kadence Barnes, Vanessa Vue, Angel Rodriguez & Levi Williams SAILBOAT 3rd – MHS – Bryce Metrajean 1st – MHS – Tanner Williams TOOTHPICK BRIDGE 3rd – HHE – Mia Drake 2nd – HHE – Trinity Cude 3rd – MHS – Braylee Lewis 2nd – MHS – Sara Simmons 1st – MHS – Nayva Morris Misael Knight received a $250 Scholarship from The University of Arkansas Rich Mountain…
May 6th - FFA Banquet 7pm @ the Ouachita Center. May 10th - Seniors last day May 14th - Free Physicals in the Union Bank Center 5:30pm Ladycats first & Bearcats will follow. May 16th - MHS Academic Awards Night 6pm in the PAC. May 17th - MHS Honors Assembly 8:30am in the PAC. May17th - MMS EAST Talent Show. Noon in the PAC. May 19th - Graduation 3:00pm Bearcat Stadium May 21st - Mena Preschool Graduation 6:00pm May 22nd - Holly Harshman Elementary Awards 9:00am in the PAC. May 23rd - Last day of school.
The school choice deadline is today. Follow the link for the forms.. https://www.menaschools.org/o/mena-school-district/browse/51161
SCHOOL CHOICE DEADLINE IS WEDNESDAY MAY 1st! Follow the link to School Choice Forms! Please complete both forms - page 1 and page 2. https://www.menaschools.org/o/mena-school-district/browse/51161
5th grade students will soon be choosing their elective class for next year, and one of their options is beginning band! If students or parents would like more information about the Mena Band program, they can visit us at https://menabands.weebly.com/ For more information about the benefits of music, or for videos including instrument demonstrations, please visit https://www.bepartofthemusic.org/group/index.php?id=535 For answers to Frequently Asked Questions, go to https://menabands.weebly.com/frequently-asked-questions.html
The Arkansas Department of Education released today the 2018 Report Cards for Polk County schools & we are proud of all our Mena campuses... Follow the link for more info.... GO BEARCATS!!!! https://myschoolinfo.arkansas.gov/Schools/Search…
Mark Hobson gets you ramped up for another big week at Mena Public Schools... https://www.facebook.com/MenaPublicSchools/videos/348174342712769/
Holly Harshman Students are going to beat the test next week with a little help from Mr. Jackson! ACTAspire Testing for 3rd - 5th grades continues thru Thursday 4/18 https://www.facebook.com/MenaPublicSchools/videos/2196632597093672/
The Mena High School Cheerleaders spent the afternoon at Holly Harshman Elementary getting students fired up for next week's ACT Aspire testing with a pep rally! https://www.facebook.com/MenaPublicSchools/videos/600366253813023/
Mark Hobson fills you in on a jam packed week at the Mena Public Schools! https://www.facebook.com/MenaPublicSchools/videos/583875055449754/
Keep up to date with the Mena Public School Weather Bug! https://www.weatherbug.com/weather-forecast/now/mena-ar-71953?location=mena-ar-71953
A preview of the 6th grade musical.. The public performance is tonight at 7pm in the Mena High School Performing Arts Center.. https://youtu.be/LegjjwxNOTM
Monday shout out with Mark Hobson! https://www.facebook.com/MenaPublicSchools/videos/599997417072434/
Follow the link to School Choice Forms! Please complete both forms - page 1 and page 2. https://www.menaschools.org/o/mena-school-district/browse/51161
Want to be a part of the Polk County Virtual Academy! Follow the link to fill out forms 1 & 2. Then bring them to the Mena Public School Administration Building at 501 Hickory Ave. https://www.menaschools.org/o/mena-school-district/browse/51224
Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.—Maya Angelou This sums up the wave that is moving across Arkansas in regards to The Right To Read Act 1063 requiring Arkansas educators to achieve levels of proficiency and awareness in the knowledge and practices of the science of reading. Mena School District Dyslexia Coordinator, Vicky Maye shares that our school is committed to making preventative curriculum changes with whole group and small group instruction to put the science of reading in motion to close the gap in literacy achievement for our struggling readers. We are teaming with Winsor Learning’s Sonday System which is an Orton Gillingham Reading Intervention System that provides multi sensory tools and training to help equip our educators to become master multi sensory instructors who can use daily instruction to wire and train our students’ brains to successfully read. Our administration has been willing to go above and beyond to make the much needed changes to move forward with closing the literacy gap in our school. I’ve worked closely with our federal coordinator, Paulette Sherrer; building principals Jimma Holder, Tamara Smart, and Clifton Sherrer, our LEA-Laura Bunch for special education and our teachers to get these changes in motion. It’s got to be a team approach with everybody being a stakeholder and having ownership in making the very most of our investments in our students! Pictured is Winsor’s Educational Consultant, Kristen Koeller leading this initiative with Mena teachers representing K-8th regular education and special education teachers and dyslexia paraprofessionals. Koeller will provide continuous support with this endeavor. Maye shares that it’s important to keep Sally Shaywitz’s words in mind as our mission, “.....the struggling reader needs someone who will not only believe in him but will translate that belief into positive action....and then actively and relentlessly work to ensure that he receives what he needs.”
Super Proud of Holly Harshman Elementary Battle of the Books teams📚These students gave up endless recesses to bring home First and Second place trophies 🏆 in fourth grade competition and winning smiles and great battle experience for our third grade teams🤗 Thanks for representing our school so well.
Mena Middle School. Mena High School & Holly Harshman Elementary students welcomed home KRISTA CARSTENS & celebrated her 2 World Olympic Game medals. Krista is the only athlete from the State of Arkansas to participate in the World Games held in Abu Dahbi,Dubai. https://www.facebook.com/MenaPublicSchools/videos/1007133609496642/
Mena Public Schools will be closed October 23, 2017 for Fall Break
WE will be walking over for the Homecoming Pep Rally this Friday, October 13th. :) WE will walk over around 10:15.
Harvest parties will be held on Tuesday, October 31st from 2-2:30.
Fall Break is on Monday, October 23rd. WE will NOT have school on this day. :)
Parent/Teacher Conferences Tuesday, October 17th beginning @ 3:30
HHE will be having a Math Night on Tuesday, October 3rd, from 5:30-6:30 in the library. This will be an informational night regarding our new curriculum, Eureka Math. :)
Don't forget...our Popcorn sales will be going on until October 13th. :) Thanks for your support in raising funds for our school! :)
Friday, April 28th is our Father/Daughter Night from 6:30-8:00
Upcoming Dates in April: 6- G/T night 7- 3rd grade "Living Wax Museum" :) 10- Spring Pictures 13- Muffins for Mom 14- Good Friday Holiday-NO SCHOOL
HHE Testing Dates :) 5th Grade: April 11th: April 12th: April 13th: 4th Grade: April 18th: April 19th: April 20th: 3rd Grade: April 25th: April 26th: April 27th:
Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on Tuesday, March 14th. WE hope to see you here! :)
Class Pictures will be on Wednesday, February 22nd. :)
Just a reminder...NO SCHOOL on Monday, February 20th for President's Day Holiday! WE will see you on Tuesday! :)
Just a reminder- the Spelling Bee will be at the MHS Performing Arts Center. It begins at 9:00, parents are welcome to attend! Participants need to be sure to bring their lunch! :)
Christmas Parties will be on Friday, December 16th. They will begin at 9:00 and end at approximately 9:30.
Thanksgiving break will be November 23rd, 24th and 25th. WE return to school on Monday, November 28th.
Our Thanksgiving lunch will be held on Wednesday, November 16th. Be watching for notes to come home with the details! :)
Children's Book Week Calendar of Events :) November 14th-18th M- Read a Thon Tu- Necktie Day W- Button/Poster Contest Th- Book Character Day/Parade F- Seussical
WE will be walking over to the MHS Performing Arts Center on Friday, November 18th. "Seussical" will begin at 9:00. :)
WE will be hosting our Parental Involvement night on Tuesday, November 15th @ 5:45. Notes will be coming home soon regarding this activity! :)
RED RIBBON WEEK DRESS UP DAYS are posted on the events link and our HHE FB page. WE hope you join in on all of the fun! :)
HHE school pictures will be taken on Thursday, October 27th.
DON'T FORGET....FALL BREAK IS MONDAY, OCTOBER 17TH! :) WE hope it's wonderful!
WE will be having Parent/Teacher conferences on Tuesday, October 18th. Our family night at the book fair will be this night, as well. :)
WE @ HHE will be walking over to MHS at 10:30 for the Homecoming Pep Rally.