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.
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.
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
Continuing to Grow as Readers with Mrs. Williams https://www.facebook.com/MenaPublicSchools/videos/2197938603627479/
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
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/
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
Mark Hobson fills you in on a jam packed week at the Mena Public Schools! https://www.facebook.com/MenaPublicSchools/videos/583875055449754/
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 11th from 4-6 in the school library. We look forward to seeing you!!
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
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!
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.”
Mena Public Schools will be closed October 23, 2017 for Fall Break
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!!
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.
We welcome all our HEROES back to school today. We are looking forward to a strong finish to our school year!! Boost Post
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.
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!
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!
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!!
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.
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.
Parents, If you are looking for menus on our website, you can find them under Documents. They are located in the Menu folder.
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!