Mark Hobson
The Mena High School Performing Arts Center was packed with those wanting to see a large Pre-K group graduate on Tuesday night!
about 2 hours ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
2019-2020 Mena Public Schools Calender!
about 13 hours ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
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.
1 day ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Little Cats Cheer Camp will be May 28th-31st at Jim Rackley Gymnasium on the campus of Mena Middle School...
1 day ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
We are so proud of Wyatt! He was the only kindergarten student who received perfect attendance for the school year. Thank you Matt Thomas at State Farm Insurance for providing the bike for him!
4 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Louise Durham Elementary held their annual 2nd Grade Awards Assembly this morning. Awards were given for good attendance & Matt Thomas with State Farm Insurance awarded bicycles to two students with perfect attendance. All "A" & all "A&B" certificates were given... Battle of the Books achievers were recognized & Physical Education Awards.
5 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Matt Thomas with State Farm Insurance awarded bicycles to Louise Durham Elementary 1st grade students who have had perfect attendance this school year during the awards assembly this morning!
5 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
New at Louise Durham Elementary!
6 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
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
6 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
New at Louise Durham !
6 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
LDE held their annual 1st Grade Awards this morning. Awards were given for good attendance & Matt Thomas with State Farm Insurance awarded bicycles to those with perfect attendance. All "A" & "A&B" certificates were given. Battle of the Books achievers were recognized & more
6 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Avengers are the winning Hero team!! They enjoyed a Popsicle team party today!
7 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Last Louise Durham Elementary Yearbook!!! We have a few extras. Get them quick!!
7 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
We love lunch at Louise Durham Elementary!
7 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Louise Durham students are so excited that Yearbooks are going home!!!
8 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
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
8 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Zack Sparks has volunteered at Louise Durham all year under the JAG/HUB program through Mena High School. Zack has been a tremendous help at LD this year and will he missed!
9 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Louise Durham students enjoyed an end-of-the-year picnic on the playground Friday!
9 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
11 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Happy Nurse Appreciation Day to our favorite Nurse Becky! We are so thankful for everything she does for our school and kids!
14 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Monday-Rise and Shine the last one and a biggie!!! Wednesday- Nurse's Appreciation Day!!! Thursday-Second Grade Movie Day Friday- House party and Picnic Lunches
16 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Ms. Piets' 1st Grade Hero team has been reading all of the different Pig the Pug books. They loved them so much that they decided to write and illustrate their own! We are so proud of their creativity and hard-work!!
18 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
19 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Continuing to Grow as Readers with Mrs. Williams https://www.facebook.com/MenaPublicSchools/videos/2197938603627479/
19 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Our second grade went this week and toured Holly Harshman Elementary school where they will be attending 3rd grade next year! One of our Hero teams has been reading about moving to the 3rd grade and writing about their favorite things this school year!
20 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
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.
20 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The school choice deadline is today. Follow the link for the forms.. https://www.menaschools.org/o/mena-school-district/browse/51161
21 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Louise Durham & Holly Harshman breakfast & lunch menus for May!
22 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mrs. Williams' caterpillars have changed into butterflies. A process called metamorphosis, which our students have enjoyed learning about!
23 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
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
26 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Pre-K & Kindergarten Registration!
26 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
You have seen all of our amazing students at Louise Durham Elementary, but you haven't seen our adorable classroom pets!! We have some of the cutest class pets around!!
26 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
I am a Bearcat!
30 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
30 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Kindergarten Registration
30 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
School out Friday April 19th!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mrs. Lyle's Firsties at Louise Durham elementary experimenting with different ways to dye Easter eggs!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mrs. Miller and Mrs. Castors second grade classes enjoyed the gorgeous spring weather and a good book last week!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mr. Dale Query made a special effort to attend the Mena School Board meeting Tuesday night. He was there to present Mena Superintendent Benny Weston with a certificate naming him as the Arkansas Rural Education Association's Superintendent of the Year...
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
We had some extra special visitors today at Louise Durham! Rich Mountain Nursing and Rehabilitation Center surprised our students with the Easter Bunny and snacks for their classroom! The students really enjoyed the book read to them by the residents!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
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…
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson gets you ramped up for another big week at Mena Public Schools... https://www.facebook.com/MenaPublicSchools/videos/348174342712769/
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Students are still enjoying their LiveSchool points today! We have Happy Notebooks being made and students in the Principal Chair around Louise Durham! posted
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
UPCOMING EVENTS! May 10th - MHS Seniors last day May 19th - MHS Graduation 3:00pm May21st - Mena Preschool Graduation 9am PAC May 23rd - 4th Grading Period / Second Semester ends & last day of school
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Louise Durham held their Student of the Month assembly this afternoon... Everyone had a great time...
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
You may pre-register your Pre-K and Kindergarten students daily at Louise Durham from 9-2. We are also having a special evening pre-registration today, Thursday, April 11th, from 4-6 in the school office!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Our Heroes redeemed their LiveSchool points to enjoy cookies with the counselor yesterday afternoon! We sure do love Mrs. Collins!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
LD Heroes have been having a blast spending their hard earned Live School points at our Live School Store this week!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Thursday-Mid- Term reports go home. Student of the Month Assembly in the cafeteria at 2:10, Kindergarten Registration 4-6 LIVESCHOOL STORE DATES AND TIMES 9:30-10:45 and 12:00-2:30 Tuesday, April 9 - SECOND GRADE Wednesday, April 10 - FIRST GRADE Thursday, April 11 - KINDERGARTEN Friday, April 12 - HAPPY NOTEBOOKS send all students in all grades with happy notebook coupons down to the store during the stated store hours. LiveSchool Event day will be Thursday, April 18th
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Tiffany Williams is the librarian at Louise Durham Elementary & she always has interesting displays to catch the eye of students & keep them engaged. Check out what is available this week...
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson fills you in on a jam packed week at the Mena Public Schools! https://www.facebook.com/MenaPublicSchools/videos/583875055449754/
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Louise Durham Kindergarten students learned about the life cycle of a butterfly this week! 🐛 🦋
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Louise Durham Elementary is conducting Pre-K and Kindergarten Pre-registration daily from 9-2. Please bring your child’s birth certificate, social security card, immunization record, and proof of a well-child physical that was completed in the last two years. Parents, you are encouraged to register your child even if you do not have all of the documents needed, as you may bring the required documents any time before the school year begins. A special evening Pre-registration will be on April 11t​h​ from 4-6 in the school library. We look forward to seeing you!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
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
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Louise Durham Preschool students have fallen in love with books this year! Preschool students at Louise Durham attend library throughout the school year, checking out books , trying different book genres, and reading about different characters. Providing a literacy rich culture, book access, and excitment for our students is important as we work to create life long readers at Louise Durham!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Louise Durham principal Jimma Holder & Holly Harshman principal Tamara Smart shared information about Liveschool with principals from around the area at the DeQueen Mena Education Service Cooperative today.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
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
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
For your viewing and planning enjoyment. The 19-20 calender for Mena Public Schools!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Enjoy a recap of the month of March 2019 at Mena Public Schools! https://youtu.be/PQyKLe_ABI4
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
April Menus for Louise Durham & Holly Harshman
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
We are Bearcats!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
New books out for a new week at the Louise Durham Elementary Library!!! Including new read aloud picture books that would be fantastic just to read aloud & there are some amazing new picture books that every child can make a connection, find themselves in, and create conversations.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Tomorrow, April 2, is Autism Awareness Day, and all students and faculty are encouraged to wear blue to support Autism Awareness.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
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
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
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
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Pre-K & Kindergarten registration is underway!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
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.”
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Winner!! Jaxon's family won the drawing for the $25 gift card for returning kindergarten registration paperwork! Thank you all for being so prompt!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Nathan Stone
Mena Public Schools will be closed October 23, 2017 for Fall Break
over 1 year ago, Nathan Stone
Louise Durham Elementary
The countdown begins....Avengers assemble a marvelous year awaits you.🎒🐾
almost 2 years ago, Louise Durham Elementary
Louise Durham Elementary
Louise Durham LOVES all of our Little Cats! Tomorrow is our last day of school. Louise Durham wants to wish you a safe summer and we can't wait to see you next year!
almost 2 years ago, Louise Durham Elementary
Louise Durham Elementary
Celebrating Reading with our Last AR Party!
about 2 years ago, Louise Durham Elementary
Louise Durham Elementary
Louise Durham Awards Assembly will be held this Friday, May 19th. We are so proud of each and everyone of you! Good Job Heroes!
about 2 years ago, Louise Durham Elementary
Louise Durham Elementary
Come join in on the fun!
about 2 years ago, Louise Durham Elementary
Louise Durham Elementary
Louise Durham Elementary had a Scholastic Book Fair during parent-teacher conferences. Student's names in each grade level were put in a drawing if their parents attended conferences. A student was drawn from each grade level and they won a big basket of books and supplies from this year's book fair! We are excited to share the love of reading with our book fair winners!!
about 2 years ago, Louise Durham Elementary
LD Elementary
We had a great turnout today at Donuts for Dads! Thank you to all who came out and to our wonderful kitchen staff for the yummy donuts!
about 2 years ago, LD Elementary
Louise Durham Elementary
3 trophies in 2 days! All of out teams did great! The first grade teams came in 1st and 2nd. And our second grade team came home with 2nd place. Way to go Heroes!
about 2 years ago, Louise Durham Elementary
Louise Durham Elementary
Get your yearbook today!
about 2 years ago, Louise Durham Elementary
Louise Durham Elementary
Congratulations to Mrs. Smedley's Class for reaching the 250 mile marker in our Mileage Club. Louise Durham has ran/walked a total of 1,346 miles. Keep it up team!
over 2 years ago, Louise Durham Elementary
Louise Durham Elementary
Valentine Parties will be Tuesday, February 14th. The parties will start at the following times shown. 11:45- Kindergarten 1:00- Pre-K 1:15- 2nd Grade 1:45- 1st Grade *Due to safety issues, no balloons or glass vases will be allowed on buses.
over 2 years ago, Louise Durham Elementary
LD Elementary
In the event of winter weather, please check Facebook, Twitter, local radio, and our Website for information. You may also receive a text. Text @ldes to 81010 to join this service.
over 2 years ago, LD Elementary
LD Elementary
We welcome all our HEROES back to school today. We are looking forward to a strong finish to our school year!! Boost Post
over 2 years ago, LD Elementary
Louise Durham Elementary
Excitement is in the air at Louise Durham! Our December Book Swap is going on this week Monday-Thursday! Students may bring in up to 10 books in good condition and swap them for "new" books! A great way to get new books for Christmas Break! We love reading at Louise Durham!
over 2 years ago, Louise Durham Elementary
Louise Durham Elementary
Congratulations to all of our participants and winners! Our 2nd-Grade Spelling Bee Winners: 3rd Place Lucas Johnson, 2nd Place Jordan Lyle, and 1st Place Ryan Jiang. Our 1st-Grade Spelling Bee Winners: 3rd Place Ayden Dong, 2nd Place Alec Erickson, 1st Place Shooter Davis.
over 2 years ago, Louise Durham Elementary
Louise Durham Elementary
Congratulations to Chloe Buck, Bryant Thomas, and Mariah Dilbert! Louise Durham participated in the Arkansas Ag in the classroom coloring contest. Chloe Buck won 3rd place at Louise Durham. Bryant Thomas came in 2nd place at Louise Durham and at County. Mariah Dilbert came in 1st place at Louise Durham, 1st place in the county ,and was the state winner.
over 2 years ago, Louise Durham Elementary
Louise Durham Elementary
Having a Tech-riffic time in Tech!
over 2 years ago, Louise Durham Elementary
Louise Durham Elementary
Louise Durham students love spending their time inside a good book in the library!!
over 2 years ago, Louise Durham Elementary
LD Elementary
Our Kindergarten classes had fun today celebrating with their Thanksgiving Feast!
over 2 years ago, LD Elementary
Louise Durham Elementary
Mena Public schools will be closed Wednesday, November 23rd through Friday, November 25th for the Thanksgiving Holiday. School will resume on Monday, November 28th. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Break!
over 2 years ago, Louise Durham Elementary
Louise Durham Elementary
Thank you to all the families that attended our Thanksgiving lunch today. We enjoyed hosting everyone. Our students loved having you in our building. Have a great Thanksgiving break next week, Nov. 23,24,25
over 2 years ago, Louise Durham Elementary
LD Elementary
Louise Durham Elementary will be hosting Family Thanksgiving Lunch on November 16. Lunch times will be as follows: 10:30 Grade 2 11:10 PreK 11:50 Grade 1 12:40 Kindergarten. Please watch for notes in backpacks with information on purchasing your ticket for this event. Hope to see you all there!
over 2 years ago, LD Elementary
Louise Durham Elementary
Louise Durham Elementary had a Scholastic Book Fair during parent-teacher conferences in October. Student's names in each grade level were put in a drawing if their parents attended conferences. A student was drawn from each grade level and they won a big basket of books and supplies from this year's book fair! We are excited to share the love of reading with our book fair winners!!
over 2 years ago, Louise Durham Elementary
LeahR
Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd Grade will be attending a Pep Rally for Red Ribbon Week Friday, October 28th at Bearcat Stadium. We will load buses at 9:15 and will be returning around 11:00. Students will have a sack lunch that day and will be in alternate locations; because of the change we will not be able to accommodate any lunch visitors. We would like to welcome you to come to your child's party.
over 2 years ago, LeahR
LD Elementary
We have an eventful week coming up as Red Ribbon Week activities begin. Dress up days and other activities are listed below: Monday: Pajama Day Tuesday: Dress like your HERO day Wednesday: Patriotic Day- Wear red, white, and blue Thursday: Crazy sock and crazy hair day Friday:Dress to support your favorite team or as twins.
over 2 years ago, LD Elementary
LeahR
Excitement is in the air at Louise Durham!! Our book fair is here!! Student shopping opens October 14- October 21st. October 20th is parent teacher conferences and the book fair will be open from 3:30- 9:00 p.m.
over 2 years ago, LeahR
LD Elementary
Congratulations to our Fall Carnival Raffle Top Sellers! Our awards go to Jaden Elder-1st place, Jerzie Abel -2nd place, and Jordyn Gilchrist-3rd Place. Enjoy your Wal-Mart gift cards, you have earned them!
over 2 years ago, LD Elementary
LD Elementary
Parents, If you are looking for menus on our website, you can find them under Documents. They are located in the Menu folder.
over 2 years ago, LD Elementary
LD Elementary
LD Students will attend the Homecoming Pep Rally at MHS Gym Friday, October 7. We will leave LD at 10:00 and return when the Rally is over. Lunch times will be altered due to this fun day!
over 2 years ago, LD Elementary