Mark Hobson
Time spent in the service of others is time well spent. Middle school Leadership student Gia spent her Saturday morning laying wreaths for Veterans at Pinecrest cemetery.
about 23 hours ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Ladycats lost to Bergman today by a score of 32-47 & Bergman beat the Bearcats 63-27. Mena is back in action Tuesday when they host Lakeside at the Union Bank Center!
1 day ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Bucks Classic began at the Union Bank Center Friday. The Ladycats defeated Shiloh Christian 51-48 & the Bearcats lost 30-35. Games continue tomorrow beginning at 12:30pm. Both Mena teams will play Bergman beginning at 3:30pm...
2 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena 2nd Grade performed “An All American Christmas” Friday night in the Performing Arts Center. Enjoy a few scenes from the show!
2 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Our menu's had Christmas Dinner on the wrong week The actual dates will be Louise Durham Elementary / Mena Middle School on Wednesday, December 11th. Holly Harshman Elementary / Mena High School on Thursday, December the 12th. Please share & spread the word!
2 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS AE enjoying some popcorn and craft time to end a great week. Thank you Mrs. Brooks!
2 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
John Golding representing the Knights of Columbus donated to the Mena School District Feed A Bearcat fund. We appreciate the contribution and the generosity to our students.
2 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
See you tonight at the Performing Arts Center!
2 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Breezy Hendrix and Taylor Thacker competed earlier this week at the FCCLA District STAR Events at HSU. Sophia Vacca assisted with the events.
2 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School Theatre II and III students performed skits on Romeo and Juliet and the life of Shakespeare for ninth grade English classes today!
2 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MHS FCCLA President, Skylar Montgomery, volunteered with Kate Wilson recently and rang the bell for the Salvation Army.
2 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
SENIORS! Wednesday, December 11, Herff Jones will be here to measure for Cap & Gown, we need all Seniors to be here. We will be doing this during their Senior English classes. Senior Parents please meet to discuss winter formal and after prom in the library December 11 @ 5:30 p.m.
2 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Friday, December 6, 2019 Library closed for Lunch B today. Lunch Menu: Friday - Hang Time Basket, Chicken Sandwich, Cheese Sticks. Weekly Activities STUDENTS: LEAVE YOUR BLANKETS AT HOME. WE HAVE PLENTY OF COATS IF YOU HAVE A NEED, JUST SEE MRS. THACKER. HOWEVER, DO NOT BRING BLANKETS TO SCHOOL. Students: If you need to know your lunch balance, please go see Mrs. Jennifer We have Gatorade, Water, Chips, Beef Jerky and Rice Krispy Treats that are available for purchase if you have money in your lunch account. Students you must get a juice and/or fruit at breakfast. FRESHMEN are not allowed to come to the library during Lunch for the remainder of the semester due to behavior. Students are not to be in the hallways during Lunch A or Lunch B. The library, cafeteria, or patio are available areas during lunch. SENIORS! Wednesday, December 11, Herff Jones will be here to measure for Cap & Gown, we need all Seniors to be here. We will be doing this during their Senior English classes. The high school and middle school choirs will present their holiday concert Thursday, December 5, at 7:00 PM in the PAC. FBLA members who plan to compete at the spring leadership conference need to see Mrs. Lindsey or Mrs. Torix for a permission slip. Mena Baseball will hold tryouts next week at baseball field on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 3:45-5, if weather is bad we could reschedule one of the days. Monday 9th Tuesday 10th Thursday 12th Any high school student can tryout. Freshman-Senior All students will attend their regularly assigned enrichment class for the remainder of the semester! Census is looking for temporary workers. If you are 18, come by the counseling center during enrichment today to find out more information. There is a Sci-fi and Art Club Christmas party on December 13th! Don’t forget to pay dues before you come! Next Thursday and Friday is a free clothing swap. Students please bring any gently used clothes or shoes that you no longer need. Wednesday NEHS meets during Enrichment to write Letters from Santa for LD students
2 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Friday!
3 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Thanks to Lynn Ashley for hosting the December Faculty Breakfast today at Mena Middle School!
3 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Jr. Bearcats defeated DeQueen 48-39 in the championship game at the Union Bank Invitational Tournament Thursday. Mena will play at Arkadelphia Monday... Go Bearcats!
3 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to the Mena Jr. Ladycats. They defeated DeQueen 32-25 in the championship game of the Union Bank Invitational on Thursday night. The girls will play at Arkadelphia on Tuesday.. GO LADYCATS!
3 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena FFA fruit orders are currently being delivered to customers. The Mena FFA would like to thank the community for supporting our fundraisers!
3 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The 4th-8th grade GT students will be participating in the Geography Bee next Friday, December 13 at the PAC. The 4th-5th grade will begin at 8:30 a.m, and the 6th-8th grade students who are participating will follow at approximately 9:30- 9:45.
3 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Thursday! The Jr. Ladycats & Bearcats will play DeQueen!
3 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Thursday, December 5th This Week’s Events: Tonight – MMS & MHS Choirs will present their Christmas concerts at the MHS PAC, starting at 7:00 pm The finals of the Union Bank Basketball Tournament are tonight and both Mena teams are in the finals. The Jr High Lady Cats will tip off at 5:00 followed by the Jr High Bearcats. Saturday: The annual City Christmas Festival will take place. Main Street Christmas Parade will begin at 6:00, followed by the activities in Janssen Park, including a Rockin’ Christmas concert, fireworks, and the lighting of the park. Teacher’s Aides will have a group photo taken next Tuesday. From Ms. Taylor: Choir members will rehearse today in the PAC 6th and 7th periods. Sixth grade choir members come to the PAC after 5th period. Students, our last day of the semester is Friday, December 20th. If your family is planning a trip and you will be leaving for Christmas break before the 20th, your parents must contact either myself or Mr. Sherrer for approval, otherwise, your absences will be unexcused and you may get zeros on any missed work or semester tests. Mr. Sherrer sent an email to all students regarding this. Lunchtime Weather: Lunch Menu: Line 1 – Lasagna, MTO Tortilla, MTO Nachos Line 2 – Cheeseburger Pizza, Deli Sandwich, Popcorn Chicken Salad Concession – Pizza Burger, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Chicken Tenders
3 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
TONIGHT AT THE PAC!!!! The concert will open with the Sixth Grade Treble Makers followed by the Middle School Choir. The Spotlight Singers will then take the stage and the Bearcat Chorus will round out the program. Please plan to attend on Thursday, December 5, at 7 PM in the high school auditorium.
3 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Baseball tryouts will be on Monday 9th, Tuesday 10th, and Thursday 12th from 3:45-5:00 at the Union Bank Baseball Park for Freshman - Seniors. You can contact Matt Sandifer at 870-833-2094 or matt.sandifer@menaschools.org The season opener is February 24th at Mt. Ida. Check the schedule on the Mena Public School website at http://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics…
4 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
12/5/19 - MMS & MHS Choir Christmas Concert @ 7pm in the Performing Arts Center. 12/6/19 - 2nd Grade presents "An All-American Christmas" @ 6pm in the Performing Arts Center. 12/7/19 - Mena Bearcat Band in the "Parade of Lights" in downtown Mena @ 6pm. 12/9, 12/10 & 12/12/19 - Baseball tryouts for 9th-12th grade athletes from 3:45pm-5:00pm at Union Bank Ball Park. 12/12/19 - MMS & MHS Bands Christmas Concert @ 7pm in the Performing Arts Center. 12/13/19 - 4th-8th Grade Geography Bee @ 8:30am in the Performing Arts Center. 12/14/19 - Jr. High All Region Concert Band Auditions @ Ozark High School 12/17/19 - Enrollment window for the second semester closes at noon. Call 479-394-1710 to find out how to be a Bearcat! 12/20/19 - Second grading period & end of first semester 12/23/19 thru 01/03/20 - Christmas Holidays 1/6/20 - Second semester begins
4 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
If your student wants to be a Bearcat you should know that the enrollment window for the second semester is now open. Forms can be picked up from the district you are currently attending. When you have completed those forms bring them to the Mena Public School Administration Building located at 501 Hickory in Mena. Forms should be filled out & turned in before noon on Tuesday, December 17th. If approved by the school board the student will begin classes on Monday, January 6th 2020. For more information call 479-394-1710. GO BEARCATS!
4 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Middle School is still taking donations for the MMS Christmas Shop. New or very gently used items that students can pick out as gifts for parents. We are always short on male gifts. Students will begin shopping next week. We love teaching our students that giving is important and as joyful as receiving. Many of our students will only have this opportunity to shop. Your donations are appreciated.
4 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 Library closed for Lunch B today. Lunch Menu: Wednesday - Walking Tacos, Hamburger, Chicken Sandwich Thursday - Lasagna, Spicy Chicken Sandwich Friday - Hang Time Basket, Chicken Sandwich, Cheese Sticks. Weekly Activities Wed., Dec. 4, Sci-fi meeting in Art Room Wed., Dec. 2, 4,5 Jr. High Basketball Union Bank Invitational @ UBC starting at 4 on Monday. Thursday, Dec. 5, NHS/JAG meeting Room 200 (Mrs. Hobson’s Room) Thursday, Dec. 5, Choir Concert in the PAC at 6:00 STUDENTS: LEAVE YOUR BLANKETS AT HOME. WE HAVE PLENTY OF COATS IF YOU HAVE A NEED, JUST SEE MRS. THACKER. HOWEVER, DO NOT BRING BLANKETS TO SCHOOL. Students: If you need to know your lunch balance, please go see Mrs. Jennifer We have Gatorade, Water, Chips, Beef Jerky and Rice Krispy Treats that are available for purchase if you have money in your lunch account. Students you must get a juice and/or fruit at breakfast. FRESHMEN are not allowed to come to the library during Lunch for the remainder of the semester due to behavior. Students are not to be in the hallways during Lunch A or Lunch B. The library, cafeteria, or patio are available areas during lunch. SENIORS! Wednesday, December 11, Herff Jones will be here to measure for Cap & Gown, we need all Seniors to be here. We will be doing this during their Senior English classes. The high school and middle school choirs will present their holiday concert Thursday, December 5, at 7:00 PM in the PAC. FBLA members who plan to compete at the spring leadership conference need to see Mrs. Lindsey or Mrs. Torix for a permission slip. Mena Baseball will hold tryouts next week at baseball field on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 3:45-5, if weather is bad we could reschedule one of the days. Monday 9th Tuesday 10th Thursday 12th Any high school student can tryout. Freshman-Senior All students will attend their regularly assigned enrichment class for the remainder of the semester! All students who sold FFA Fruit products must pick up their orders today, Wednesday, December 4, from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 pm. at the Ag Building. The census is looking for temporary workers. If you are 18, come by the counseling center during enrichment today to find out more information.
4 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Please take note of the time change for the games on Saturday! GO BEARCATS!
4 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats pulled out the lone win for the home teams over Waldron at the Union Bank Center Tuesday night. The girls won by a score of 52-39. Mena lost the Jr. Boys game 32-38 & the Sr. Boys lost 24-61... The Sr. Teams will play again on Thursday against Shiloh in the Rich Mountain Bucks Classic....
5 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Tuesday, December 3rd This Week’s Events: Tonight – There will be three basketball games at the UBC tonight vs Waldron. Jr High Bearcats will tip off at 5:00, followed by the Sr High Lady Cats and Sr High Bearcats. Wednesday: Round 2 of the Union Bank Jr High Basketball tournament. Thursday: The MMS & MHS Choirs Christmas Concert, 7:00 pm at the PAC. Also, the finals of the Union Bank Tournament will be taking place at the UBC. Today there are several MMS students in ISS due to excessive tardies. There are several of you that, despite warnings, are only one or two tardies away from going to ISS. Get to class on time. Yesterday, I had to pick up some trash after both lunches. Remember that if this problem continues, you will be banned from using devices during lunch. Lunchtime Weather: Lunch Menu: Line 1 – Chili, MTO Tortilla, MTO Nachos Line 2 – Meat Lover’s Pizza, Deli Sandwich, Cobb Salad Concession – Bacon Cheeseburger, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Chicken Tenders
5 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Little Cats @ Louise Durham received a special package from the North Pole today!
5 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 Lunch Menu: Tuesday - Chili, Bacon Burger, Spicy Chicken Sandwich Wednesday - Walking Tacos, Hamburger, Chicken Sandwich Thursday - Lasagna, Spicy Chicken Sandwich Friday - Hang Time Basket, Chicken Sandwich, Cheese Sticks. Weekly Activities Tuesday, Dec. 3, ETS Sophomores in Room 209 Tuesday, December 3, Senior Basketball vs. Waldron @ 4:30 Wed., Dec. 4, Sci-fi meeting in Art Room Wed., Dec. 2, 4,5 Jr. High Basketball Union Bank Invitational @ UBC starting at 4 on Monday. Thursday, Dec. 5, NHS/JAG meeting Room 200 (Mrs. Hobson’s Room) STUDENTS: LEAVE YOUR BLANKETS AT HOME. WE HAVE PLENTY OF COATS IF YOU HAVE A NEED, JUST SEE MRS. THACKER. HOWEVER, DO NOT BRING BLANKETS TO SCHOOL. Students: If you need to know your lunch balance, please go see Mrs. Jennifer We have Gatorade, Water, Chips, Beef Jerky and Rice Krispy Treats that are available for purchase if you have money in your lunch account. Students you must get a juice and/or fruit at breakfast. Students, please remember, you have to have money in your account to buy extras. Do not get extras unless you pay for it first. FRESHMEN are not allowed to come to the library during Lunch for the remainder of the semester due to behavior. Students are not to be in the hallways during Lunch A or Lunch B. The library, cafeteria, or patio are available areas during lunch. The high school and middle school choirs will present their holiday concert Thursday, December 5, at 7:00 PM in the PAC. FBLA members who plan to compete at the spring leadership conference need to see Mrs. Lindsey or Mrs. Torix for a permission slip. All students will attend their regularly assigned enrichment class for the remainder of the semester! All students who sold FFA Fruit products must pick up their orders today, Wednesday, December 4, from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 pm. at the Ag Building. Tuesday, Dec. 3rd will be the Art Club’s yearbook picture. All art club members that have paid their dues must come to the art room at the beginning of Enrichment to get a quick photo. All Juniors and Seniors need to complete a short survey during enrichment today.
5 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Waldron cannot play the Jr girls game scheduled for today at the U.B.C.... So the schedule for tonight's games has changed.... We will play Jr Boys, Varsity Girls, & Varsity Boys beginning at 5:00 p.m. Please share & spread the word!!! GO BEARCATS!!!
5 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Waldron cannot play the Jr girls game scheduled for today at the U.B.C.... So the schedule for tonight's games has changed.... We will play Jr Boys, Varsity Girls, & Varsity Boys beginning at 5:00 p.m. Please share & spread the word!!! GO BEARCATS!!!
5 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Union Bank Jr. Invitational began Monday at the Union Bank Center. Both Mena teams defeated Horatio. The Jr. Girls won 31-29 & the Jr. Boys won 60-14... The Ladycats will play the winner of the Cossatot/DeQueen game on Thursday at 5pm in the championship game. The Bearcats will face the winner of the Arkansas High/DeQueen game in the championship game on Tursday at 6:20pm. GO BEARCATS!!!
6 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Middle School December Menu!
6 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School December Menu!
6 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Monday, December 2, 2019 Lunch: Monday Steak Fingers and Grilled Cheese and Soup Students: If you need to know your lunch balance, please come see Mrs. Jennifer We have Gatorade, Water, Chips, Beef Jerky and Rice Krispy Treats that are available for purchase if you have money in your lunch account. Students you must get a juice and/or fruit at breakfast. Students, please remember, you have to have money in your account to buy extras. Do not get extras unless you pay for it first. No tutoring today. FRESHMEN are not al Students are not to be in the hallways during Lunch A or Lunch B. The library, cafeteria, or patio are available areas during lunch. Wed., Dec. 4, Sci-fi meeting in Art Room Tuesday, December 3, Senior Basketball vs. Waldron @ 4:30 Wed., Dec. 2, 4,5 Jr. High Basketball Union Bank Invitational @ UBC starting at 4 on Monday. Thursday, Dec. 5, NHS/JAG meeting Room 200 (Mrs. Hobson’s Room) FBLA members who plan to compete at the spring leadership conference need to see Mrs. Lindsey or Mrs. Torix for a permission slip. All students will attend their regularly assigned enrichment class for the remainder of the semester! All students who sold FFA Fruit products must pick up their orders on Tuesday, December 3, from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 pm. at the Ag Building. Tuesday, Dec. 3rd will be the Art Club’s yearbook picture. All art club members that have paid their dues must come to the art room at the beginning of Enrichment to get a quick photo.
6 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Recent freezing temperatures have exposed a need for coats in our student population & Mena Public Schools would like to thank Christine & Rodney Bird with Handcrafted Garden Bridges for their generous donation. The coats will be distributed to children in need. Pictured are Rodney, Christine & Mena Superintendent Benny Weston. https://www.redwoodbridges.com/ https://www.facebook.com/Handcrafted-garden-bridges-486508584834143/
6 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Christmas Concert Thursday!
7 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Monday!
7 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Rich Mountain Bucks Classic is this Friday & Saturday!
7 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Union Bank Jr. Basketball Tournament begins Monday. Check the bracket to see when the Bearcats & Ladycats play!
7 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Sr. Girls played again today in the Robinson Invitational. They played Caddo Hills for the second time & lost 45-48... The Ladycats will be back in action on December 3rd when they host Waldron.. http://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter=41092
15 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Friday, November 22nd We will be out of school next week for Thanksgiving break. School will resume on Monday, December 2nd. After the break there will be only 3 weeks of school remaining until the end of the semester. From Mrs. Rose: If you receive a food bag on Fridays and want to continue getting one, or if you are interested in getting one, you must email Mrs. Rose today. There will be an FBLA meeting in Mrs. Sikes’ room right after these announcements. Lunchtime Weather: If it is not raining during your lunch, we will go outside. Remain on the hard surfaces only. The ball box will not be opened. Lunch Menu: Line 1 – Crispitos, MTO Baked Potato Line 2 – Sausage & Jalapeno Pizza, Deli Sandwich, Pizza Salad Concession – Hamburger, Chicken Sandwich, Corn Dog Club / Group Meetings: On behalf of the faculty and Staff at Mena Middle School, we hope you all have a great Thanksgiving.
16 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Friday, November 22, 2019 Lunch: 11-22, Crispitos with cheese If you need to know your lunch balance, please see Mrs. Jennifer We have Gatorade, Water, Chips, Beef Jerky and Rice Krispy Treats that are available for purchase if you have money in your lunch account. Students you must get a juice and/or fruit at breakfast. Students, please remember, you have to have money in your account to buy extras. Do not get extras unless you pay for it first. Football Meeting in the gym during Enrichment for 9th, 10th and 11th grade football players. Students are not to be in the hallways during Lunch A or Lunch B. The library, cafeteria, or patio are available areas during lunch. Friday 11-22, 10:30 in Counseling Center, Josten’s will be here to order Senior Rings. FBLA members who plan to compete at the spring leadership conference need to see Mrs. Lindsey or Mrs. Torix for a permission slip. All students will attend their regularly assigned enrichment class for the remainder of the semester! All students who sold FFA Fruit products must pick up their orders on Tuesday, December 3, from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 pm. at the Ag Building. Art Club has a meeting scheduled for Friday, Nov. 22nd. Please pay your dues to attend. Tuesday, Dec. 3rd will be the Art Club’s yearbook picture. All art club members that have paid their dues must come to the art room at the beginning of Enrichment to get a quick photo. Special Olympics will be having a fundraiser Saturday at Wal-Mart...Come by and support us…
16 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Union Bank Jr. Invitational Basketball Tournament begins on the day we return from the Thanksgiving break, Monday December 2nd. Come support the Jr. Bearcats & Ladycats!
16 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Baseball season prep is already underway for Coach Sandifer & some dedicated Mena athletes.
17 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School senior Macie Johnson has been named a Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Semifinalist. Macie was selected from 93,000+ applicants! Learn more about the #CokeScholars Program $20,000 college scholarship and see a full list of Semifinalistsat www.coca-colascholars.org. #CokeScholarsSF
17 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Ladycats beat LR Mills 63-24 Wednesday at the Robinson Invitational. The Mena girls will play again on Saturday at 12:45pm... Go Ladycats!
18 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Wednesday, November 20th Reminders: 6th grade ETS will meet in the Cafeteria after these announcements. If you are not sure whether or not you are an ETS student, each of your teachers received the list by email and there is a list posted in the Cafeteria on the Library windo. 7th grade GT students will meet in the Conference Room after these announcements. Also, those GT students that are going to be scorekeepers tomorrow, need to remember that you are leaving school at 8:00 and you need to bring your lunch. Today shortly after 1:00, I will begin dismissing students to the PAC for the Senior Play. You will pay your $2 to your 5th period teacher. Because of the holiday meal being served in our cafeteria today, there will likely be quite a few visitors and seating will be limited, especially during Lunch “B.” For that reason, students, if you are not eating, you need to go straight outside and if you are eating, you need to go outside just as soon as you are finished, in order to make sure everyone has a seat. We would also encourage you to take your food outside, if you would like. Update on picture retakes_______________ Lunchtime Weather: Lunch Menu: The Thanksgiving meal will be served in Line 1 only. All other items will be served in Line 2. There will be no Concession Stand Line today. Line 1 – Thanksgiving Meal Line 2 – Pizza, Hamburger, Turkey Chef Salad Concession – Closed Today Club / Group Meetings: At this time, 6th grade ETS students need to go to the Cafeteria and 7th grade GT students need to go to the Conference Room.
18 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Wed., Nov. 20, 2019 Lunch: 11-20, Chili 11-21, Thanksgiving Dinner 11-22, Crispitos with cheese If you need to know your lunch balance, please see Mrs. Jennifer We have Gatorade, Water, Chips, Beef Jerky and Rice Krispy Treats that are available for purchase if you have money in your lunch account. Students you must get a juice and/or fruit at breakfast. Students, please remember, you have to have money in your account to buy extras. Do not get extras unless you pay for it first. Library Closed for Lunch A Wednesday. Students are not to be in the hallways during Lunch A or Lunch B. The library, cafeteria, or patio are available areas during lunch. Tuesday, Nov. 19, Jr. ETS Meeting, please bring your chromebooks. 11-19, Jr. Basketball Cossatot River @ Mena 5 11-19, Mena Bearcat Basketball Cossatot River @ Mena 5 Wednesday 11-20, SCI-FI Mtg. in 206 Thursday 11-21, JAG Rm. 403 Meeting (officers only) Friday 11-22, Art Meeting Rm. 404 Friday 11-22, 10:30 in Counseling Center, Josten’s will be here to order Senior Rings. FBLA members who plan to compete at the spring leadership conference need to see Mrs. Lindsey or Mrs. Torix for a permission slip. All students will attend their regularly assigned enrichment class for the remainder of the semester! All students who sold FFA Fruit products must pick up their orders on Tuesday, December 3, from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 pm. at the Ag Building. Wednesday, November 20, will be School Day Pictures Make-Up Day and Retakes with Lifetouch. Anyone who missed the original picture day in September or wishes to get retakes, we will be taking pictures in the safe room on Wednesday morning. Even if you don’t plan to buy pictures, we need your photo for the yearbook. The high school showing of The Yellow Boat will be TOMORROW, November 21st at 9:15 am. Bring $5 to your 2nd period teacher on that day. Make sure you are finished with your second chance breakfast before you go. There is no food, drinks, gum or candy in the PAC. Those who don’t want to attend will go to the library. Art Club has a meeting scheduled for Friday, Nov. 22nd. Please pay your dues to attend. Tuesday, Dec. 3rd will be the Art Club’s yearbook picture. All art club members that have paid their dues must come to the art room at the beginning of Enrichment to get a quick photo. Thank you to everyone that participated in the food drive!! We have collected 304 cans/nonperishable food items! All of this food will be sent to God’s Feeding Hands this week. At least 200 families will have food for Thanksgiving! WOW! The class that donated the most was Mrs. Standridge’s class, donating 113 cans! Way to go guys!!!! Special Olympics will be having a fundraiser Saturday at Wal-Mart...Come by and support us…
18 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Construction is underway on a new press box on the visitors side at Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium. This project is a part of continued improvements to facilities made possible by generous donations from the Bob Carver Foundation and The Bearcat Foundation Inc (BFI). GO BEARCATS!
18 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
NOVEMBER SCHOOL BOARD MEETING! The Mena School Board met for the regular November meeting on Tuesday evening. The board began by approving the minutes from the September & October meeting. They quickly moved to passing a disclosure statement for board member Kyle Cannon who is also an employee of the Union Bank of Mena. A proposal was made to change the district employees vision plan. Mena Insurance currently holds the contract through Superior Vision. The new plan offered by Mena Insurance would be through Blue Cross & Blue Shield at a lower cost to employees & an increase in benefits. The change was passed by the board & will go into effect February 1, 2020. Next was the approval of the financial reports for September & October. Resignations were accepted by the board including Carol Sproles, Michaela VanPelt, David Goodner, & Howard Elliot. The board approved an addendum to the contract of Cheryl Goodner, additional hours to Keri Duer, and a transfer of duties for Alicia Moody. Superintendent Benny Weston presented a plan to restructure current Mena School District custodial employees & outsource the needed evening janitorial shifts. The board approved accepting a bid from SG360 for only the evening janotorial shifts at Louise Durham Elementary & Holly Harshman Elementary.
18 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena hosted Cossatot at the Union Bank Center Tuesday night. The 7th grade boys lost 15-19 & the Jr. Boys won 40-18. Coach Jim Pennington made his debut as head coach of the Sr. Boys & they won 45-26. GO BEARCATS!!!
19 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena-15 Cossatot-19 The Mena 7th Grade Bearcats came up short Tuesday night at the UBC. Losing by 4 to Cossatot. The boys will be back in action at Arkadelphia on 12/9/19..
19 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena 6th grade Quiz Bowl team participated in the Ashdown Invitational Quiz Bowl on November 19. There were 11 teams . Our team's efforts paid off when they were seeded second after lunch and received a bye. They beat Dierks in the quarter finals, Spring Hill in the semi finals, and played Genoa in the finals. Genoa did win the final game, so Mena took second. Pictured are Lynnlee Cook, Valley Reppo, Tripp Hensley, Jackson Thompson, Dax McMellon, Eli Swall, Denton Warner, Elliott Dugan, Kate Wilson, and Brandon Dong. We are proud of all of our Quiz Bowl Participants.
19 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Happening December 6th!
19 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Tuesday, November 19th Reminders: 6th grade ETS will meet tomorrow. 7th grade GT students will meet tomorrow. Picture retakes are tomorrow morning. The Thanksgiving meal will be served in our cafeteria tomorrow. If you have any family members that plan to eat with you, please tell them that the cost for each visitor is $3.70. Visitors will pay at the front office and must either pay with exact change or write a check for the exact amount. Tomorrow towards the end of 5th period, we will go over to the PAC to watch the MHS Senior Play. The cost is $2. Starting today, you can pay your 5th period teacher. From Mrs. Rose: If you get a food bag on Friday's and want to continue to get a food bag please send Mrs. Rose and email today or tomorrow. Let her know you want to continue getting a bag and Include your bus route # in your email. From Nurse Sherry: Those students who need immunizations for school got letters three weeks ago to take home to parents. You must have these immunizations to remain in school. If you have gotten your shots in the last couple of weeks, run by the nurse's office and let her know. This is a state law and you must have your required shots so remind your parents or guardian to make your appointment if you want to remain in school. I will also add that if you do not get your shots, you are not allowed to participate in athletics until you get your immunizations. The lost and found box is overflowing with coats, books, lunch boxes. Everything in it will be bagged up later this week and taken to PCDC. The basketball Bearcats will be hosting Cossatot tonight at the UBC at MHS. 7th grade boys will tip off at 5:00, followed by the Jr. High JV boys, and ending with the Sr High Varsity boys. Lunchtime Weather: Lunch Menu: Line 1 – Chicken Parmesan, MTO Tortilla, MTO Nachos Line 2 – Meat Lovers’ Pizza, Deli Sandwich, Cobb Salad Concession – Rib Patty Sandwich, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Chicken Tenders
19 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Thanksgiving break is next week!
19 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats will play DeQueen at the Robinson Invitational on Wednesday! GO LADYCATS!
19 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Awards have been given for top popcorn sales at HHE! L to R Aiden Miller-4th grade Mollee Sharp- 4th grade Scarlett McClesky- 5th grade Grace McIntyre- 3rd grade They each received a $50 gift certificate from the Pop Pop Shoppe and they will also get to have a popcorn party here at school.
19 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Baston Hendershot shows off his soccer shirt collection for show and tell in Ms. Crawford's room at HHE .
19 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
November 19, 2019 Lunch: 11-19, Chicken Parmesan 11-20, Chili 11-21, Thanksgiving Dinner 11-22, Crispitos with cheese If you need to know your lunch balance, please see Mrs. Jennifer We have Gatorade, Water, Chips, Beef Jerky and Rice Krispy Treats that are available for purchase if you have money in your lunch account. Students you must get a juice and/or fruit at breakfast. Students, please remember, you have to have money in your account to buy extras. Do not get extras unless you pay for it first. Library open for both lunches today. Closed for Lunch A tomorrow. Students are not to be in the hallways during Lunch A or Lunch B. The library, cafeteria, or patio are available areas during lunch. Tuesday, Nov. 19, Jr. ETS Meeting, please bring your chromebooks. 11-19, Jr. Basketball Cossatot River @ Mena 5 11-19, Mena Bearcat Basketball Cossatot River @ Mena 5 Wednesday 11-20, SCI-FI Mtg. in 206 Thursday 11-21, JAG Rm. 403 Meeting Friday 11-22, Book Club Meeting Library, Art Meeting Rm. 404 Friday 11-22, 10:30 in Counseling Center, Josten’s will be here to order Senior Rings. FBLA members who plan to compete at the spring leadership conference need to see Mrs. Lindsey or Mrs. Torix for a permission slip. All students will attend their regularly assigned enrichment class for the remainder of the semester! All students who sold FFA Fruit products must pick up their orders on Tuesday, December 3, from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 pm. at the Ag Building. Wednesday, November 20, will be School Day Pictures Make-Up Day and Retakes with Lifetouch. Anyone who missed the original picture day in September or wishes to get retakes, we will be taking pictures in the safe room on Wednesday morning. Even if you don’t plan to buy pictures, we need your photo for the yearbook. The high school showing of The Yellow Boat will be Thursday, November 21st at 9:15 am. Bring $5 to your 2nd period teacher on that day. Make sure you are finished with your second chance breakfast before you go. There is no food, drinks, gum or candy in the PAC. Those who don’t want to attend will go to the library. Art Club has a meeting scheduled for Friday, Nov. 22nd. Please pay your dues to attend. Tuesday, Dec. 3rd will be the Art Club’s yearbook picture. All art club members that have paid their dues must come to the art room at the beginning of Enrichment to get a quick photo. Thank you to everyone that participated in the food drive!! We have collected 304 cans/nonperishable food items! All of this food will be sent to God’s Feeding Hands this week. At least 200 families will have food for Thanksgiving! WOW! The class that donated the most was Mrs. Standridge’s class, donating 113 cans! Way to go guys!!!! We will
19 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Tuesday!
20 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Jr. High played at Jessieville Monday. The Jr. Girls JV won 29 to 9. The Jr. Ladycat Varsity won 45 to 31 & the Jr. Bearcats won 37-17.
20 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Sr. Girls lost a close game to Caddo 46-53 in overtime Monday. The Ladycats will play again in the Robinson Invitational on Wednesday at 8:00pm against the winner of the Mills/DeQueen game.
20 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Monday, November 18th Reminders: 8th grade ETS will meet today after these announcements. 6th grade ETS will meet on Wednesday. Picture retakes are Wednesday morning. We will attend the Senior Play Wednesday. The cost is $2. The Thanksgiving meal will be served in our cafeteria Wednesday. BADD members who are attending today’s movie will meet in the Library right after school today. The lost and found box is overflowing with coats, books, lunch boxes. Everything in it will be bagged up later this week and taken to PCDC. From Mrs. Moore: There will be no GT meeting today or Thursday. 6th grade GT students going to Ashdown tomorrow, be sure and be in the Cafeteria before 7:00 am, with your permission slip and lunch. Lunchtime Weather: Lunch Menu: Line 1 – Breaded Drumsticks, MTO Pasta Bar Line 2 – Sausage Pizza, Deli Sandwich, Ham Chef Salad Concession – Cheeseburger, Steak Sandwich, Chicken Sandwich Club / Group Meetings: At this time, 8th grade ETS students need to go to the Cafeteria. At this time, I need to see the following students in the office: Lynnlee Cook Aurora Muns River Pierce Trinaty Richmond Frank Smudrick Hunter Walters
20 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
We celebrated the exQUisite wedding of Q and U in Mrs. Thomas's 1st grade class.
20 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Monday, Nov. 18, 2019 Lunch: 11-18, Breaded Drumstick 11-19, Chicken Parmesan 11-20, Chili 11-21, Thanksgiving Dinner 11-22, Crispitos with cheese We have Gatorade, Water, Chips, Beef Jerky and Rice Krispy Treats that are available for purchase if you have money in your lunch account. Students you must get a juice and/or fruit at breakfast. Students, please remember, you have to have money in your account to buy extras. Do not get extras unless you pay for it first. Library closed today for both Lunch A & B Students are not to be in the hallways during Lunch A or Lunch B. The library, cafeteria, or patio are available areas during lunch. Monday, Nov 18 - EAST Group Photo for Yearbook Monday, Nov. 18, Seniors Meeting in PAC with Herff Jones to get Cap & Gown Packets. (We will make an announcement to release.) Tuesday, Nov. 19, Senior Meeting with Mr. Maxwell in the PAC during enrichment. 11-18, 20, 23 MHS Senior Bearcat Basketball @ Robinson Invitational 11-18, Jr. Basketball @ Jesseville, 4:30 11-19, Jr. Basketball Cossatot River @ Mena 5 11-19, Mena Bearcat Basketball Cossatot River @ Mena 5 Wednesday 11-20, SCI-FI Mtg. in 206 Thursday 11-21, JAG Rm. 403 and NEHS Rm. 207, Meetings Friday 11-22, Book Club Meeting Library, Art Meeting Rm. 404 Friday 11-22, 10:30 in Counseling Center, Josten’s will be here to order Senior Rings. Starting TODAY, all students will attend their regularly assigned enrichment class for the remainder of the semester! All students who sold FFA meat products need to turn-in all money to Mr.Collins or Mr. Maye today. Wednesday, November 20, will be School Day Pictures Make-Up Day and Retakes with Lifetouch. Anyone who missed the original picture day in September or wishes to get retakes, we will be taking pictures in the safe room on Wednesday morning. Even if you don’t plan to buy pictures, we need your photo for the yearbook. The high school showing of The Yellow Boat will be Thursday, November 21st at 9:15 am. Bring $5 to your 2nd period teacher on that day. Make sure you are finished with your second chance breakfast before you go. There is no food, drinks, gum or candy in the PAC. Those who don’t want to attend will go to the library. EAST Group Yearbook Photo will be Monday, Nov 18 during Enrichment. Meet in the HS EAST Classroom at 10:45 am. Art Club has a meeting scheduled for Friday, Nov. 22nd. Please pay your dues to attend. Tuesday, Dec. 3rd will be the Art Club’s yearbook picture. All art club members that have paid their dues must come to the art room at the beginning of Enrichment to get a quick photo.
20 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Public Schools will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday November 25th-29th. The Thanksgiving meal will be served this week! Wednesday, November 20th at LDE and MMS Thursday, November 21st at HHE and MHS
20 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats begin play in the Robinson Invitational in Little Rock today at 5:00pm... GO LADYCATS!
20 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Monday!
20 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena football season game to an end Friday night. The Bearcats lost 29-35 at Gosnell in the first round of the playoffs.
23 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Friday!
23 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Friday, November 15th Congratulations to the MMS 7th grade Quiz Bowl team – out of 11 schools that competed, they won 1st place. Reminders: 8th grade ETS will meet on Monday during ACHIEVE. Picture retakes are next Wednesday. We will attend the Senior Play next Wednesday. You can pay your $2 to your 1st period teacher beginning Monday. The Thanksgiving meal will be served in our cafeteria next Wednesday. Mid-term progress reports will be available in your ACHIEVE class today. Today is the deadline for BADD members to turn in their money and permission slips to Mrs. Rose for Monday’s Smoke Screen movie. The lost and found box is overflowing with coats, books, lunch boxes. Everything in it will be bagged up later next week and taken to PCDC. Right after these announcements, Mrs. Sikes needs to meet with all FBLA members. Lunchtime Weather: Lunch Menu: Line 1 – Chicken Spaghetti, MTO Baked Potato Line 2 – Sausage & Jalapeno Pizza, Deli Sandwich, Pizza Salad Concession – Hamburger, Mini Corn Dogs, Chicken Sandwich
23 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Friday, Nov. 15, 2019 Lunch: Friday, 11-15, Chicken Spaghetti, Hamburger, Mini Corn Dogs, Chicken Sandwich We have Gatorade, Water, Chips, Beef Jerky and Rice Krispy Treats that are available for purchase if you have money in your lunch account. Students you must get a juice and/or fruit at breakfast. Students, please remember, you have to have money in your account to buy extras. Do not get extras unless you pay for it first. Lunch A students: Due to the amount of trash left in the library after Lunch A yesterday, the library is closed for Lunch A for the rest of this week, and also Monday of next week. We will try again on Tuesday on a trial basis of good behavior and picking up after yourselves. Students are not to be in the hallways during Lunch A or Lunch B. The library, cafeteria, or patio are available areas during lunch. Thursday, November 14, FCCLA Meeting in Ms. Wilson’s Room Thursday, November 14, JJV and JHV G/B @Lake Hamilton 5:00 Friday UCC Monday, Nov 18 - EAST Group Photo for Yearbook JUNIOR MEETING IN THE PAC ON FRIDAY DURING ENRICHMENT WITH JOSTENS FOR SENIOR RINGS! All students who sold FFA meat products need to turn-in all money to Mr.Collins or Mr. Maye by Monday Nov.18 Next Wednesday, November 20, will be School Day Pictures Make-Up Day and Retakes with Lifetouch. Anyone who missed the original picture day in September or wishes to get retakes, we will be taking pictures in the safe room on Wednesday morning. Even if you don’t plan to buy pictures, we need your photo for the yearbook. The high school showing of The Yellow Boat will be Thursday, November 21st at 9:15 am. Bring $5 to your 2nd period teacher on that day. Make sure you are finished with your second chance breakfast before you go. There is no food, drinks, gum or candy in the PAC. Those who don’t want to attend will go to the library. AE is hosting a food drive for God’s Feeding Hands Ministry through November 15. If your Enrichment class elects to participate, please bring a canned good to your Enrichment class. The class that donates the most, will receive a pizza party provided by AE. EAST Group Yearbook Photo will be Monday, Nov 18 during Enrichment. Meet in the HS EAST Classroom at 10:45 am. Art Club has a meeting scheduled for Friday, Nov. 22nd. Please pay your dues to attend. Tuesday, Dec. 3rd will be the Art Club’s yearbook picture. All art club members that have paid their dues must come to the art room at the beginning of Enrichment to get a quick photo.
23 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Come see the Mena High School production of "The Yellow Boat" on Saturday 11/16 at 7:30pm & Sunday 11/17 at 2:30pm in the Performing Arts Center. Admission is $5.00.. We will see you there!
23 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The 7th grade quiz bowl team took 1st place at the Ashdown Invitational quiz bowl on  November 14. There were 11 teams. Mena won all of the games they participated in. Seated are Reagan Gates, Isabel Vacca, Greyson Kremers, Elijah Smith, and Dorian Knight. Standing are  Destiny Hogan, Karley Sharp, Abi Koppein, Scottie Gragg, and Izzy Henry.
24 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Michael Povey & Jake the Wonder Dog visited the FCCLA at Mena High School this morning. Povey educated the students on the Humane Society of the Ouachitas & Jake was just happy to be there!
24 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019 Lunch: Thursday, 11-14, Fish Sticks/Mac Cheese, Rib Patty Sandwich, Spicy Chicken Tenders Friday, 11-15, Chicken Spaghetti, Hamburger, Mini Corn Dogs, Chicken Sandwich We have Gatorade, Water, Chips, Beef Jerky and Rice Krispy Treats that are available for purchase if you have money in your lunch account. Students you must get a juice and/or fruit at breakfast. Students, please remember, you have to have money in your account to buy extras. Do not get extras unless you pay for it first. Lunch A students: Due to the amount of trash left in the library after Lunch A yesterday, the library is closed for Lunch A for the rest of this week, and also Monday of next week. We will try again on Tuesday on a trial basis of good behavior and picking up after yourselves. Students are not to be in the hallways during Lunch A or Lunch B. The library, cafeteria, or patio are available areas during lunch. Thursday, November 14, FCCLA Meeting in Ms. Wilson’s Room Thursday, November 14, JJV and JHV G/B @Lake Hamilton 5:00 Friday UCC Monday, Nov 18 - EAST Group Photo for Yearbook JUNIOR MEETING IN THE PAC ON FRIDAY DURING ENRICHMENT WITH JOSTENS FOR SENIOR RINGS! All students who sold FFA meat products need to turn-in all money to Mr.Collins or Mr. Maye by Monday Nov.18 Next Wednesday, November 20, will be School Day Pictures Make-Up Day and Retakes with Lifetouch. The high school showing of The Yellow Boat will be Thursday, November 21st at 9:15 am. Bring $5 to your 2nd period teacher on that day. Make sure you are finished with your second chance breakfast before you go. There is no food, drinks, gum or candy in the PAC. Those who don’t want to attend will go to the library. AE is hosting a food drive for God’s Feeding Hands Ministry through November 15. If your Enrichment class elects to participate, please bring a canned good to your Enrichment class. The class that donates the most, will receive a pizza party provided by AE. Freshman Meeting in the PAC during Enrichment. EAST Group Yearbook Photo will be Monday, Nov 18 during Enrichment. Meet in the HS EAST Classroom at 10:45 am. Art Club has a meeting scheduled for Friday, Nov. 22nd. Please pay your dues to attend. Tuesday, Dec. 3rd will be the Art Club’s yearbook picture. All art club members that have paid their dues must come to the art room at the beginning of Enrichment to get a quick photo.
24 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Thursday, November 14th Reminders: The FBLA March of Dimes Fundraiser is tomorrow…For a $1 donation you can wear a hat all day and you can purchase hot chocolate during lunch. BADD members see Mrs. Rose about Monday’s Smoke Screen Movie. 8th grade ETS will meet on Monday during ACHIEVE. Picture retakes are next Wednesday. We will attend the Senior Play next Wednesday. You can pay your $2 to your 1st period teacher beginning Monday. The Thanksgiving meal will be served in our cafeteria next Wednesday. If you did not pick up your mid-term grade report at last night’s conferences, they will be handed out tomorrow during ACHIEVE. Lunchtime Weather: Everyone will be going outside today during lunch. Lunch Menu: Line 1 – Fish Sticks with Mac & Cheese, MTO Tortilla Line 2 – Cheeseburger Pizza, Deli Sandwich, Popcorn Chicken Salad Concession – Rib Patty Sandwich, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Chicken Tenders Club / Group Meetings:
24 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
In honor of World Kindness Day and Mr Rogers MHS Counselor Tonya Thacker and MMS Counselor Leilani Rose rocked the red cardigans Wednesday!
24 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena High School Theatre Department will present their public performances of "The Yellow Boat" this Saturday & Sunday at the Performing Arts Center.... We will see you there!
24 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Louise Durham Students put the "I" in KIND!! #worldkindnessday2019
25 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena eighth grade GT students participated in the Ashdown Invitational Quiz Bowl on Nov. 13. There were 11 teams. They faced Dierks, Nashville , and Prescott before lunch and were seeded number 6 after lunch. The team played Prescott after lunch and played a close game, with Prescott winning by only 20 points. I'm so proud of the effort they put in!
25 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Wednesday, November 12th Reminders: Parent/Teacher Conferences are tonight from 3:30 – 6:30, in the MMS Cafeteria. Mid-Term Progress Reports will be handed out. The FBLA March of Dimes Fundraiser is Friday…For a $1 donation you can wear a hat all day and you can purchase hot chocolate during lunch on Friday. Next Monday is the after school Smoke Screen movie for the members of BADD. See Mrs. Rose for permission slips. 6th grade ETS students will be meeting today during ACHIEVE. 8th grade ETS will meet on Monday. The sign-up sheet for ID cards is on the podium at the front office. The first card is free. If this is your second card this year, it will cost $3. The Thanksgiving Meal will be served in our Cafeteria one week from today. For $18 you can still order an EAST T-Shirt. Orders are due Friday. Make checks out to Mena EAST. 7th grade GT students going to Ashdown need to be in the MMS Cafeteria tomorrow morning before 7:00 a.m. Also, you need to bring a lunch, along with your signed permission slip. Be sure and get the classwork you will miss tomorrow. There are two events happening one week from today. Next Wednesday morning are picture retakes for those who want one. That afternoon, we will be going to the MHS Senior Play at the PAC. It will cost $2 per student. We will begin collecting your money next Monday. Lunchtime Weather: If you have appropriate winter clothing, you will have the option of going outside during lunch today. You do have the option of staying inside, if you want to. Lunch Menu: Line 1 – Pasta with Alfredo Sauce, MTO Boneless Wings Line 2 – Fiesta Pizza, Deli Sandwich, Turkey Chef Salad Concession – Hamburger, Hot Dog, Chicken Patty Sandwich Club / Group Meetings: At this time, 6th grade ETS needs to go to the Cafeteria.
25 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Wednesday Nov. 13, 2019 Lunch: Wednesday, 11-13, Chicken Alfredo, Hamburger,Chicken Sandwich, MTO Boneless Wings Thursday, 11-14, Fish Sticks/Mac Cheese, Rib Patty Sandwich, Spicy Chicken Tenders Friday, 11-15, Chicken Spaghetti, Hamburger, Mini Corn Dogs, Chicken Sandwich We have Gatorade, Water, Chips, Beef Jerky and Rice Krispy Treats that are available for purchase if you have money in your lunch account. Students you must get a juice and/or fruit at breakfast. Students, please remember, you have to have money in your account to buy extras. Do not get extras unless you pay for it first. Lunch A students: If you are acting inappropriately in the library during lunch, you’ll be asked to return to the cafeteria. If overall behavior does not improve, the library will be closed for Lunch A indefinitely. Students are not to be in the hallways during Lunch A or Lunch B. The library, cafeteria, or patio are available areas during lunch. Wednesday, Nov. 13, Sophomore meeting during Enrichment. Wed., November 13, Sci-Fi Meeting in the PAC Wed., Air Force recruiter - room 403 Thursday, November 14, FCCLA Meeting in Ms. Wilson’s Room Thursday, November 14, JJV and JHV G/B @Lake Hamilton 5:00 Friday UCC JUNIOR MEETING IN THE PAC ON FRIDAY DURING ENRICHMENT WITH JOSTENS FOR SENIOR RINGS! All students who sold FFA meat products need to turn-in all money to Mr.Collins or Mr. Maye by Monday Nov.18 The high school showing of The Yellow Boat will be Thursday, November 21st at 9:15 am. Bring $5 to your 2nd period teacher on that day. Make sure you are finished with your second chance breakfast before you go. There is no food, drinks, gum or candy in the PAC. Those who don’t want to attend will go to the library. AE is hosting a food drive for God’s Feeding Hands Ministry through November 15. If your Enrichment class elects to participate, please bring a canned good to your Enrichment class. The class that donates the most, will receive a pizza party provided by AE. Mrs. Jackson's class is in the lead for the most food brought for the Food Drive! She has a total of 44 cans! Keep up the great work! Senior Seminar Wednesday @ 5:30 pm in library. Attention Sci-Fi Club Students. We are having a group picture for the yearbook taken during Enrichment today. Come down if you have paid your dues, even if you are scheduled to be elsewhere during Enrichment. You can return to your assigned E-Squared or Flex location after the picture.
25 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS Receives Math Award! Dear Principal Sherrer and Superintendent Weston, Congratulations! MENA MIDDLE has been recognized by the Office for Education Policy (OEP) at the University of Arkansas as a school that is Beating the Odds, because students demonstrated high growth on the ACT Aspire even though the school serves a high percentage of students who participate in Free and Reduced Lunch! As you may know, the OEP creates an annual report entitled the Outstanding Educational Performance Awards, recognizing schools with high student growth. We think growth is the best indicator of the positive impact that your school is having on students. In our Beating the Odds report to be released tomorrow, MENA MIDDLE received the following award: "Beating the Odds" High Math Growth: Middle Level (Southwest Region) We provide badges for placement on your school’s website (attached), and a personalized paper award will be sent to the district later this school year. Awards are based on the 2019 content growth score calculated by the Arkansas Department of Education. These growth scores reflect how much students at the school improved from 2018 compared to how much they were expected to grow considering prior achievement. We recognize schools based on Overall growth, as well as for growth in Math and English Language Arts separately. To learn more about how we determined the OEP award winners and to see the full list of award recipients, you can view the report here. We congratulate you on this accomplishment and hope that you will share this good news with teachers, students, and others who contributed to your school’s success. This year’s full list of OEP awards can be found here. For updates and insights, follow our blog at www.officeforedpolicy.com, and to be added to our weekly updates and roundup of education news, send an email to oep@uark.edu with the subject line “Sign me up!” Congratulations again on “Beating the Odds”! Sincerely, Sarah McKenzie, Ph.D. Executive Director Office for Education Policy 211 Graduate Education Building Fayetteville, AR 72701
25 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Region VIII All Region Jazz Results Congratulations to the following students for making the Junior High All Region Jazz Band Gabe Kelley- 2nd band, 2nd chair alto saxophone Kate McDonald- 1st band, 2nd chair tenor saxophone Brenden Ricker- 2nd band, 2nd chair tenor saxophone Tylar Roy- 1st alternate trumpet Bon Scott-1st alternate trombone Alexia Minzel- 2nd band, 1st chair drumset Darian Hunt- 2nd alternate drumset Congratulations to the following students for making the High School All Region Jazz Band Shylee Head- 2nd band, baritone saxophone Morgan Caldwell- 2nd alternate, tenor trombone Lexi Williams- 2nd band, 2nd chair bass guitar
26 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Jr. teams played at Greenwood Tuesday.. The JV Girls lost 17 to 32...The Varsity Girls lost 19 to 34 & the Varsity Boys! Lost 42-51... The Jr. Teams play at Lake Hamilton on Thursday.
26 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Logan Myers has been named all state & will represent Mena in the River Valley All Star Meet for Western Arkansas Saturday 11/16 at Mansfield High School! GO LOGAN!!!
26 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycat Basketball Team will compete in the Robinson Invitational next week. The first game is Monday 11/18 at 5:00pm... GO LADYCATS!!!
26 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Fans are welcome to gather in the Bearcat Stadium parking lot TO cheer the team as they head to Gosnell for the first 4A State Playoff game.. GO BEARCATS!!!
26 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Tuesday!
26 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Tuesday, November 12th Reminders: Parent/Teacher Conferences are tomorrow from 3:30 – 6:30. The FBLA March of Dimes Fundraiser will be Friday…For a $1 donation you can wear a hat all day and you can purchase hot chocolate during lunch on Friday. Next Monday is the after school Smoke Screen movie for the members of BADD. See Mrs. Rose for permission slips. 6th grade ETS students will be meeting tomorrow during ACHIEVE. 8th grade ETS will meet on Monday. Today during ACHIEVE, students who had all “A’s” on their first report card will be called out to get their honor roll reward. Any student that needs an ID card needs to come by the office and sign the list either during ACHIEVE, between classes, or at lunch. The list is located on a podium near the main office. The Student Council will meet with Mr. Sherrer today in the Conference Room right after these announcements. To the GT Students from Mrs. Moore: 8th grade GT students need to be in the MMS Cafeteria tomorrow morning before 7:00 a.m. Also, you need to bring a lunch, along with your signed permission slip. Be sure and get the classwork you will miss tomorrow. These same instructions apply to the 7th grade GT students that will be going to Ashdown on Thursday. Lunchtime Weather: If you have appropriate winter clothing, you will have the option of going outside during lunch today. You do have the option of staying inside, if you want to. Lunch Menu: Line 1 – Popcorn Chicken Bowl, MTO Tortilla, MTO Nachos Line 2 – Meat Lovers’ Pizza, Deli Sandwich, Cobb Salad Concession – Steak Sandwich, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Chicken Tenders Club / Group Meetings: At this time, Mr. Sherrer needs to meet with the MMS Student Council in the Conference Room.
26 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena 7th Grade Ladycats will play in the Morrilton Jamboree this Saturday 11/16. They will play at 10:00am & 11:00am in the Jr. High Gym.. GO LADYCATS!
26 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Tuesday,November 12, 2019 Lunch: Tuesday, 11-12, Popcorn Chicken Bowl, Steak Sandwich, Spicy Chicken Sandwich Wednesday, 11-13, Chicken Alfredo, Hamburger,Chicken Sandwich, MTO Boneless Wings Thursday, 11-14, Fish Sticks/Mac Cheese, Rib Patty Sandwich, Spicy Chicken Tenders Friday, 11-15, Chicken Spaghetti, Hamburger, Mini Corn Dogs, Chicken Sandwich We have Gatorade, Water, Chips, Beef Jerky and Rice Krispy Treats that are available for purchase if you have money in your lunch account. Students you must get a juice and/or fruit at breakfast. Students, please remember, you have to have money in your account to buy extras. Do not get extras unless you pay for it first. Lunch A students: If you are acting inappropriately in the library during lunch, you’ll be asked to return to the cafeteria. If overall behavior does not improve, the library will be closed for Lunch A indefinitely. Students are not to be in the hallways during Lunch A or Lunch B. The library, cafeteria, or patio are available areas during lunch. Tuesday, November 12, Senior ETS Meeting in 209 Tues., November 12, JJV and JHV, Girls and Boys @ Greenwood 4:00 Wed., November 13, Sci-Fi Meeting in the PAC Wed., Air Force recruiter - room 403 Thursday, November 14, FCCLA Meeting Thursday, November 14, JJV and JHV G/B @Lake Hamilton 5:00 Friday UCC The high school showing of The Yellow Boat will be Thursday, November 21st at 9:15 am. Bring $5 to your 2nd period teacher on that day. Make sure you are finished with your second chance breakfast before you go. There is no food, drinks, gum or candy in the PAC. Those who don’t want to attend will go to the library. AE is hosting a food drive for God’s Feeding Hands Ministry through November 15. If your Enrichment class elects to participate, please bring a canned good to your Enrichment class. The class that donates the most, will receive a pizza party provided by AE. Mrs. Jackson's class is in the lead for the most food brought for the Food Drive! She has a total of 44 cans! Keep up the great work! BFI is selling Bearcat Football Playoff tshirts. They are only taking preorders and they are due by 5pm today! You can order and pay Ms.Hobson. They are black long sleeved tees. On Monday, Seniors only - Nashville Auto Diesel College (Tenn.) in room 403 Senior Seminar Wednesday @ 5:30 pm in library. Sci-Fi Club students - Lexi’s After School Gaming Group is cancelled for this afternoon. The other two groups will still meet.
26 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The first basketball games of the season were played at the Union Bank Center Monday night.. The first game saw the Mena Jr. Girls beat Mt. Pine 48-14. The Mena Jr. Boys beat the Red Devils 47-38 & the Mena Sr. Girls also won by a final score of 48-10... The Jr. Teams play at Greenwood on Tuesday & the Sr. Girls play at the Robinson Invitation on 11/18, 11/20 & 11/23..
27 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Monday, November 11th Picture retakes will take place on Wednesday, November 20th. These pictures are voluntary. Forms will be available in your ACHIEVE class today. Upcoming Events This Week: Tonight – There will be 4 Jr High basketball games at the UBC at MHS tonight beginning at 5:00. Wednesday: Parent/Teacher Conferences will take place in the MMS Cafeteria from 3:30 – 6:30. Mid-term progress reports will be handed out. Friday: The Mena Bearcats Sr High football team will travel to Gosnell for the first round of the 4-A State playoffs. From Mrs. Sikes: FBLA members be sure and read your FBLA Google Classroom announcement. Mena Middle School FBLA is having a fundraiser on Friday for March of Dimes. On that day, students will be able to wear their favorite cap or hat to school for $1 donation. You will also be able to purchase a cup of hot chocolate at lunch on Friday for $1.00. The $1 donation for wearing the hat will be turned in to your 1st period teacher on Friday. Also, right after these announcements, Mrs. Sikes needs to see Caroline Cannon, Hailey Emerson, Makayla Vega, Elaina Aleshire and Jocelyn Hernandez. Students, just a reminder that anytime you have to “buzz in” at either of our security entrances, please stay in front of the camera so that our office staff can identify you. After these announcements, 7th grade ETS students will meet in the Cafeteria. 6th grade ETS will be meeting on Wednesday, and 8th grade ETS next Monday. From Mrs. Rose: BADD members are invited to a Smoke Screen Movie on November 18th after school. If you are interested in attending, you need to see Mrs. Rose for a permission slip. Lunchtime Weather: We will be inside today. Lunch Menu: Line 1 – Salisbury Steak, MTO Oriental Line Line 2 – Sausage Pizza, Deli Sandwich, Ham Chef Salad Concession – Backyard Burger, Chicken Sandwich,
27 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Monday!
27 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
November Newsletter!
28 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Monday, November 11, 2019 Lunch: Monday, 11-11, Salisbury Steak, Chicken Patty Sandwich, Backyard Burger,MTO Oriental Line Tuesday, 11-12, Popcorn Chicken Bowl, Steak Sandwich, Spicy Chicken Sandwich Wednesday, 11-13, Chicken Alfredo, Hamburger,Chicken Sandwich, MTO Boneless Wings Thursday, 11-14, Fish Sticks/Mac Cheese, Rib Patty Sandwich, Spicy Chicken Tenders Friday, 11-15, Chicken Spaghetti, Hamburger, Mini Corn Dogs, Chicken Sandwich We have Gatorade, Water, Chips, Beef Jerky and Rice Krispy Treats that are available for purchase if you have money in your lunch account. Students you must get a juice and/or fruit at breakfast. Students, please remember, you have to have money in your account to buy extras. Do not get extras unless you pay for it first. Lunch A students: If you are acting inappropriately in the library during lunch, you’ll be asked to return to the cafeteria. If overall behavior does not improve, the library will be closed for Lunch A indefinitely. Students are not to be in the hallways during Lunch A or Lunch B. The library, cafeteria, or patio are available areas during lunch. Monday ,November 11 MHS Bearcat Basketball game vs. Mt. Pine @ 5:00 p.m. (Jr. Girls, Jr. Boys, Senior Girls) Tues., November 12, JJV and JHV, Girls and Boys @ Greenwood 4:00 Wed., November 13, Sci-Fi Meeting in the PAC Thursday, November 14, FCCLA Meeting Thursday, November 14, JJV and JHV G/B @Lake Hamilton 5:00 Friday FCS, UCC The high school showing of The Yellow Boat will be Thursday, November 21st at 9:15 am. Bring $5 to your 2nd period teacher on that day. Make sure you are finished with your second chance breakfast before you go. There is no food, drinks, gum or candy in the PAC. Those who don’t want to attend will go to the library. AE is hosting a food drive for God’s Feeding Hands Ministry through November 15. If your Enrichment class elects to participate, please bring a canned good to your Enrichment class. The class that donates the most, will receive a pizza party provided by AE. Mrs. Jackson's class is in the lead for the most food brought for the Food Drive! She has a total of 44 cans! Keep up the great work! BFI is selling Bearcat Football Playoff tshirts. They are only taking preorders and they are due by 5pm today! You can order and pay Ms.Hobson. They are bla
28 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena competed in the Arkansas State Cross Country Championship in Hot Springs Saturday. Junior Logan Myers led the team with a 14th place finish with a time of 18:04.30. Click on the link for the full results.. GO BEARCATS! https://ar.milesplit.com/meets/361144/results/680830/formatted#.XceGWTNKjIU
29 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Bearcats Lose a tough game at Dardanelle Friday night 10-14. Mena will be on the road in the playoffs next Friday.. Follow the link to find out who the opponent will be. https://www.maxpreps.com/playoffs/brackets.aspx?gendersport=boys%2Cfootball&state=ar
30 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Bearcat Stadium will be closed for repairs to the track until Sunday. We apologize for any inconvenience...GO BEARCATS!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Basketball games have been added on Monday, Nov 11 against Mt Pine at Union Bank Center. 5:00pm start with JR Varsity Girls, JR Varsity Boys & SR Varsity Girls.. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Friday, November 8th Reminders: Parent / Teacher Mid-Term Conferences are next Wednesday. The Veterans’ Thank You Card will be available for you to sign in the cafeteria for the next couple of days. Picture Re-Takes will take place on Wednesday, November 20th. These pictures are voluntary. Forms will be available in your ACHIEVE class on Monday. The following groups will be meeting right after today’s announcements: FBLA in Mrs. Sikes’ room. BADD Club in the gym for a group photo. Mrs. Smith needs to see anyone helping with the Veterans’ Day Luncheon. If the weather permits, we will all be going out to the bus loop on Monday to show our support as the Veterans’ Parade goes by. Lunchtime Weather: The current temperature is ____, so we will be going outside at lunch today. Several of you are still coming to school in shorts and / or no coat or jacket. As we’ve told you before, we will still go outside at lunch, even on cold days unless we determine that it is just too cold. If you need a coat or jacket, there are plenty in the lost & found box. Lunch Menu: Line 1 – Crispitos, MTO Baked Potato Line 2 – Sausage & Jalapeno Pizza, Deli Sandwich, Pizza Salad Concession – Pizza Burger, Chicken Sandwich, Corn Dog Club / Group Meetings: At this time, FBLA to Mrs. Sikes’ room, BADD club to the gym, and Veterans’ Luncheon helpers to Mrs. Smith’s room. All other students – go to your assigned area for FLEX Friday.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Holly Harshman Elementary Thanksgiving Lunch Schedule!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The day that the Thanksgiving meal will be served to students has been changed from what was shown on the menu released earlier this month.. Please share this post & spread the word... November 20th is LD and MMS November 21st is HHE and MHS
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Jr. Meeting on Friday 11/15 in the PAC during Enrichment (10:30 a.m.). Jostens will be handing out packets with all pricing and options for ordering Senior Rings. On Friday 11/22 in the Counseling Center during Enrichment (10:30 a.m.) Jostens will be here to order Senior Rings. (Parents are welcome to come).
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Friday!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
A good start to the season for Mena Basketball at Cossatot Thursday night. 7th grade Girls Mena-22 Cossatot-8 Jr Girls Mena-42 Cossatot-17 Jr. Boys Mena-45 Cossatot-35 Teams are back in action on Tuesday 11/12 at 4:00pm in Greenwood... GO BEARCATS!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Sr. Meeting on 11-18 in the PAC during Enrichment (10:30 a.m.). Herff Jones will be here handing out packets with Cap & Gowns and other Senior related clothing and accessories. On 12-11 we will be measuring and ordering Cap & Gowns during the student's English class
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Thursday, November 7th Reminders: The BADD Club will have a group photo taken tomorrow during ACHIEVE – wear your BADD shirts. Parent / Teacher Mid-Term Conferences are next Wednesday. There will be an FBLA meeting tomorrow during ACHIEVE in Mrs. Sikes’ room. The Veterans’ Thank You Card will be available for you to sign in the cafeteria for the next couple of days. If the weather permits, we will all be going out to the bus loop on Monday to show our support as the Veterans’ Parade goes by. From the EAST class: They have t-shirts for sale, $18 each. Order forms and a sample shirt are located in the Library. The Cafeteria’s Thanksgiving Dinner that was scheduled for next Wednesday has been moved to Wednesday, November 20th. Lunchtime Weather: We will be inside during lunch. Lunch Menu: Line 1 – General Tso’s Beef, MTO Tortilla, MTO Nachos Line 2 – Cheeseburger Pizza, Deli Sandwich, Popcorn Chicken Salad Concession – Hamburger, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Chicken Tenders Club / Group Meetings: At this time, the 8th grade GT students need to go to the Cafeteria instead of the Conference Room.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Thursday!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Mayor Seth Smith was a guest in Julie Gordon's Civics class at Mena High School Thursday morning. He talked about his background, the call of civic responsibility & the complexities of public office. Thank you Mayor Smith!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Thursday, November 7, 2019 Lunch: Thursday - General Tso’s Beef, Hamburger, Chicken Tenders Friday - Crispito’s with Cheese, Pizza Burger, Corn Dog We have Gatorade, Water, Chips, Beef Jerky and Rice Krispy Treats that are available for purchase if you have money in your lunch account. Students you must get a juice and/or fruit at breakfast. Students, please remember, you have to have money in your account to buy extras. Do not get extras unless you pay for it first. Lunch A students: If you are acting inappropriately in the library during lunch, you’ll be asked to return to the cafeteria. If overall behavior does not improve, the library will be closed for Lunch A indefinitely. Students are not to be in the hallways during Lunch A or Lunch B. The library, cafeteria, or patio are available areas during lunch. November 7, FBLA Meeting in Room 203 during Enrichment. AE is hosting a food drive for God’s Feeding Hands Ministry through November 15. If your Enrichment class elects to participate, please bring a canned good to your Enrichment class. The class that donates the most, will receive a pizza party provided by AE. Mrs. Jackson's class is in the lead for the most food brought for the Food Drive! She has a total of 44 cans! Keep up the great work! BFI is selling custom Ladycat Hoodies for $38. Deadline to order is Friday, November 8th. See Ms.Hobson to order. If you need help signing up for December ACT, go to counseling center during enrichment today.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Bearcat Cross Country will be competing in the 4A State Meet this Saturday 11/9/19 at Oaklawn in Hot Springs. Logan Myers, Tre McMellon, Trevin Plunkett & possibly others will be running. The 4A Boys race will begin at 9:00am.. Follow the link for more info... GO BEARCATS!!! https://ar.milesplit.com/meets/361144/info
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Jr. High football team played Pottsville Tuesday night in a game postponed by weather earlier this year. Pottsville won the game 24-6 & the Jr. Bearcats finish the season with a 2-6-1 record..
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Lunch: Wednesday - Chicken Potato Bowl, Double Cheeseburger, Hot Dog, Chicken Sandwich Thursday - General Tso’s Beef, Hamburger, Chicken Tenders Friday - Crispito’s with Cheese, Pizza Burger, Corn Dog We have Gatorade, Water, Chips, Beef Jerky and Rice Krispy Treats that are available for purchase if you have money in your lunch account. Students you must get a juice and/or fruit at breakfast. Students, please remember, you have to have money in your account to buy extras. Do not get extras unless you pay for it first. Students are not to be in the hallways during Lunch A or Lunch B. The library, cafeteria, or patio are available areas during lunch. November 6, Sci-Fi Club meeting in the room 206 during Enrichment. November 7, FBLA Meeting in Room 203 during Enrichment. The 2019 SAU Creative Writing Festival will be this Friday, November 8. For students who submitted writings by the deadline, permission letters need AE is hosting a food drive for God’s Feeding Hands Ministry through November 15. If your Enrichment class elects to participate, please bring a canned good to your Enrichment class. The class that donates the most, will receive a pizza party provided by AE. BFI is selling custom Ladycat Hoodies for $38. Deadline to order is Friday, November 8th. See Ms.Hobson to order. The Art Club Picture for the yearbook Wednesday (November 6th) during Enrichment is being rescheduled due to the ASVAB. Please keep an eye on the announcements for new date. Ms. Standridge's class is in the food drive lead! They have donated 51 cans! We have two more weeks left to donate! Your class could still win! If you need help signing up for December ACT, go to counseling center during enrichment today.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Tuesday, November 5th Reminders: The BADD Club will have a group photo taken on Friday. Parent / Teacher Mid-Term Conferences are one week from tomorrow. Students in Lunch “B” – There were 3 cafeteria trays, 2 styrofoam trays, and some trash left outside yesterday around the benches. Thanks to a few kind students who picked them up, you only get a reminder today. The next time this is an issue, all phone / personal device use will be prohibited at lunch for an indefinite period of time. Several of you have noticed that on these sunny days, the bees and yellow jackets are present outside. Leave them alone and they will leave you alone. Lunchtime Weather: Lunch Menu: Line 1 – Beef Enchiladas, MTO Tortilla, MTO Nachos Line 2 – Meat Lover’s Pizza, Deli Sandwich, Cobb Salad Concession – Steak Melt, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Chicken Tenders Club / Group Meetings:
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Tuesday,November 5, 2019 Lunch: Beef Enchiladas, Steak Melt, Chicken Tenders, Spicy Chicken Sandwich We have Gatorade, Water, Chips, Beef Jerky and Rice Krispy Treats that are available for purchase if you have money in your lunch account. Students you must get a juice and/or fruit at breakfast. Students, please remember, you have to have money in your account to buy extras. Do not get extras unless you pay for it first. Students are not to be in the hallways during Lunch A or Lunch B. The library, cafeteria, or patio are available areas during lunch. November 5, NEHS Induction in the library during Enrichment November 6, Sci-Fi Club meeting in the room 206 during Enrichment. November 7, FBLA Meeting in Room 203 during Enrichment. The 2019 SAU Creative Writing Festival will be this Friday, November 8. For students who submitted writings by the deadline, permission letters for the trip will be distributed during Enrichment today when Mr. Philpot meets with these students. AE is hosting a food drive for God’s Feeding Hands Ministry through November 15. If your Enrichment class elects to participate, please bring a canned good to your Enrichment class. The class that donates the most, will receive a pizza party provided by AE. Currently, Mrs. Jackson’s class is in the lead for the second week in a row. BFI is selling custom Ladycat Hoodies for $38. Deadline to order is Friday, November 8th. See Ms.Hobson to order. There will be a quick Art Club Picture for the yearbook Wednesday (November 6th) during Enrichment is being rescheduled due to the ASVAB. Please keep an eye on the announcements for new date. Ms. Standridge's class is in the food drive lead! They have donated 51 cans! We have two more weeks left to donate! Your class could still win! If you need help signing up for December ACT, go to counseling center during enrichment today. All Juniors will be taking the ASVAB on Wednesday starting at 8:15.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Brenna Aynes & Hannah Stockton led the Junior team to a 14-0 Win over the Seniors to claim Powder Puff Championship! Mena High School FCCLA is hosted the game to raise money for Relay for Life. GO LADYCATS!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Monday, November 4th At the end of these announcements, all 8th graders will be meeting with Mrs. Rose in the Cafeteria. The BADD Club will have a group photo taken for the yearbook this Friday during ACHIEVE. Be sure to wear your shirt that day. From Mr. Goodnight: 8th graders that sold for FFA - your product will be ready to pick up today after school until 6pm. The top seller this year was Claire Walston with Lacey Floyd placing 2nd. The winners from the Red Ribbon Week Poster Contest: 5th Place: Hocus Pocus by Brakiah Burk, Addison Thomas and Marlne Cecelio 4th Place: Drug Busters by Abi Koppein, Emily Dodson and Reagan Gates 3rd Place: Donuts by Paschca Wistrand, Mallori Brotherton and Kiliee Rowe 2nd Place: Huff and Puff by Kenzie Davis, Cailee Riseman and Eden Hooper 1st Place: Don't get Wrapped up in Drugs by Emma and Anna Ferguson Great Job to all who participated. Winners will have an Ice Cream Sundae Party Wednesday during Achieve in Mrs. Rose Office. All participants come to Mrs. Rose to get a small prize for participating. Lunchtime Weather: Lunch Menu: Line 1 – Chicken Fried Steak, MTO Pasta Bar Line 2 – Sausage Pizza, Deli Sandwich, Ham Chef Salad Concession – Bacon Cheeseburger, Meatball Sub, Chicken Sandwich Club / Group Meetings: At this time, 6th grade GT students need to go to the Conference Room and all 8th graders need to go to the Cafeteria.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Monday,November 4, 2019 Lunch: Chicken Fried Steak, Bacon Cheeseburger, Meatball Sub, Chicken Sandwich. We have Gatorade, Water, Chips, Beef Jerky and Rice Krispy Treats that are available for purchase if you have money in your lunch account. Students you must get a juice and/or fruit at breakfast. Students, please remember, you have to have money in your account to buy extras. Do not get extras unless you pay for it first. Library closed for Lunch B today. Students are not to be in the hallways during Lunch A or Lunch B. The library, cafeteria, or patio are available areas during lunch. FFA Meat order pick-up will be Nov.4 (Monday) from 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm @ the Agri.Building. All students who sold FFA meat products must pick up orders on this date. This date has changed from the original date which was Nov. 5th. November 5, Jr. High FB @ Pottsville at 6 p.m. November 5, NEHS Induction in the library during Enrichment November 6, Sci-Fi Club meeting in the PAC during Enrichment. November 7, FBLA Meeting in Room 203 during Enrichment. The 2019 SAU Creative Writing Festival will be this Friday, November 8, and Mr. Philpot will be taking a group of students to this event. For students who submitted writings by the deadline, permission letters for the trip will be distributed during Enrichment tomorrow (Tuesday). AE is hosting a food drive for God’s Feeding Hands Ministry through November 15. If your Enrichment class elects to participate, please bring a canned good to your Enrichment class. The class that donates the most, will receive a pizza party provided by AE. Currently, Mrs. Jackson’s class is in the lead. Powder Puff Football is tonight! First game will start at 6pm. Cost to get in is a donation to Relay for Life. BFI is selling custom Ladycat Hoodies for $38. Deadline to order is Friday, November 8th. See Ms.Hobson to order. There will be a quick Art Club Picture for the yearbook Wednesday (November 6th) during Enrichment in the Art Room. All members who have paid dues please come for the picture. NEHS new and current members need to go see Mrs. Neufeld during Enrichment today to prepare for the induction tomorrow.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Ladycat volleyball players have received post season honors. All-State Gracie Lyle Morgan Puckett Lauren Sikes All-State All-Tournament team Lauren Sikes 4 West All-Conference Paige Evans Kiara Kesterson Cadie Cannon Hannah Stockton Madison Blair Ally Wright Andrea Maechler Brenna Aynes Grayson Fairless
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena improved to 7-2 / 4/2 with a 41-0 win over Subiaco Friday night. The Bearcats will play their last regular season game at Dardanelle next week. GO BEARCATS!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Liveschool reward points can be traded in for an ice cream party at Holly Harshman Elementary!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Holy Harshman Elementary wrapped up Red Ribbon Week with a pep rally Friday. Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer was a special guest & students collected rewards they had earned... GO HHE BEARCATS!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MHS Pep Rally 11/1/19. Go Bearcats Beat Subiaco!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Tommy Johnson's 8th grade History class at Mena Middle School held a Constitution Poster Event on Friday, November 1st in the library. Ms. Cortez Copher and Ms Shelly Collins from the James K. Polk Chapter of the DAR were invited to come see the posters and visit with students. The students had previously studied the United States at the end of the Revolutionary War as well as the US Constitution.and the Bill of Rights. The students participated in discussions and exercises that emphasized the freedoms outlined in the Constitution and the impact on our society today. The posters displayed the rights and freedoms enjoyed by generations of Americans. In the top picture is Mrs. Cortez Copher & winners Sophie Brewer, Katrina Dixon, Jocelyn Baird, Mary Collins & Tommy Johnson. Not pictured is Sophia Vacca.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Cookies with the Counselor for Live School Rewards at HHE
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Friday, November 1 st I. There is football tonight at Bearcat Stadium as Mena will be hosting the Subiaco Trojans. Unless we host a playoff game, this will be the last home game of the season. Recognition of Seniors will take place at 6:30, followed by kickoff at 7:00. II. If you plan to turn in a Red Ribbon Week poster to Mrs. Rose, you have until the end of the day today. Winners will be announced on Monday. III. Daylight Savings Time ends this weekend. Before you go to bed Saturday night, make sure your clocks are set back one hour. IV. Lunchtime Weather: V. Lunch Menu: Line 1 – Hang Time Basket, MTO Baked Potato Line 2 – Sausage & Jalapeno Pizza, Deli Sandwich, Pizza Salad Concession – Chicken Sandwich, Mozzarella Sticks, Mini Corn Dogs VI. Club / Group Meetings: 1) At this time, I need to see the following students in my office: Ashlyn Seaton John Logan Dayven Breeden Ancelina Byrd Eathan Caldwell Gage Davis Abbie Martin Talon McCoy Dalton McEntire 2) At this time, everyone needs to go to where they are supposed to go for
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS Upcoming Events! Parent Teacher Conferences November 13 Band Concert December 12 MMS Dance December 15 MMS Dance January 14 Parent Teacher Conferences February 5 CAP Conferences for 7-12 grade February 17 ACT Aspire April 13-16 MMS Dance April 16 Parent Teacher Conferences April 29 FINS Fishing Derby 7th grade May 1 Hunters Safety 8th grade May 4-5 MMS Dance May 21 Award Assembly May 22
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Live School Reward- Free Recess at HHE Inbox x
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
BeanBoozled for LiveSchool at HHE
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Friday!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Slime TIME for Live School Rewards at Holly Harshman
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Jr. High Bearcats defeated Broken Bow at Bearcat Stadium Thursday night by a final score of 22-14. Mena will play their final game of the season at Pottsville Tuesday. The 7th grade Bearcats were also in action & lost 0-14.. GO BEARCATS!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Thursday!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
You never know who you’ll find hiding between the library stacks..
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Thursday, October 31st Red Ribbon Week posters are due to Mrs. Rose by tomorrow. From Mrs. Lunsford: The MMS BADD club will have a group photo taken tomorrow for the yearbook during ACHIEVE. Be sure to either wear your BADD shirt tomorrow or bring it with you for the photo. Tonight the Mena Jr Bearcat football teams will be hosting the Broken Bow Savages at Bearcat Stadium. 7th grade will kick off at 5:30, followed by the Jr High Varsity at 7:00. Lunchtime Weather: I noticed that quite a few of you arrived at school wearing not coat or jacket. Wear a coat when it’s cold outside because we do still all go outside at lunch during cold weather. Mr. Sherrer or I decide whether or not we are going outside based on a combination of temperature and wind-chill. We will be going outside today. Lunch Menu: Line 1 – Lasagna, MTO Tortilla, MTO Nachos Line 2 – Cheeseburger Pizza, Deli Sandwich, Popcorn Chicken Salad Concession – Pizza Burger, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Chicken Tenders Club / Group Meetings:
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Brenlei Mirus, fifth grader enjoyed bringing her yorkie, Harley to visit Brevik’s class at Holly Harshman Elementary today using her Live School points.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Middle School twins/teaming up against drugs!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
A little Hocus Pocus with preschool teachers Mrs. Vega, Mrs. Hemphill and Mrs. Lee...
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats season came to an end this afternoon in the quarter finals of the 4A State Volleyball Tournament... Mena won the opening but lost 1-3 at the hands of Brookland. Congratulations on a great season!!!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Ouachita Arts Celebration is this Saturday 11/2 in the Mena Arts District. The Mena High School Choir & Spotlight Singers will perform the National Anthem at 10am & also inside downtown businesses. The Mena High School Theatre Department will perform on stage at Noon....
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
See a preview of the next production by the Mena High School Theatre Department this Saturday 11/2/19 at the Ouachita Arts Celebration in downtown Mena at noon!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena teachers are exploring the new Arkansas G.U.I.D.E for life principles through the lens of the Student Success Plans at DeQueen- Mena ESC.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Wednesday, October 30th 7th & 8th grade ETS students will be meeting in the Cafeteria right after these announcements. The AE Food Drive continues through November 15th. Red Ribbon Week posters are due to Mrs. Rose by Friday. Reminder that there is a 7th grade and Jr High football game tomorrow night at Bearcat Stadium. Lunchtime Weather: If it is not raining during your lunch, you may go outside as long as you remain on the hard surfaces – stay out of the grass. The ball box will not be open today. Lunch Menu: Line 1 – Walking Tacos, MTO Boneless Wings Line 2 – Fiesta Pizza, Deli Sandwich, Turkey Chef Salad Concession – Hamburger, Hot Dog, Chicken Sandwich Club / Group Meetings: At this time, 7th & 8th grade ETS students need to go to the Cafeteria and 7th grade GT students need to go to the Conference Room.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Follow Your Dream Day-Live Drug Free Day for Red Ribbon Week at HHE-All students received dog tags with the daily theme!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Holly Harshman November Menu!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Louise Durham Elementary November Menu!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Middle School November Menu!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School November Menu!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 Lunch Today: Walking Tacos, Hamburger, Chicken Sandwich, Hot Dog, MTO Boneless Wings. We have Gatorade, Water, Chips, Beef Jerky and Rice Krispy Treats that are available for purchase if you have money in your lunch account. Students you must get a juice and/or fruit at breakfast. Students, please remember, you have to have money in your account to buy extras. Do not get extras unless you pay for it first. NO FLEX ON WEDNESDAY. STAY IN YOUR ENRICHMENT CLASS. Library closed for Lunch B on Monday & Wednesday, and Lunch A on Friday. Students are not to be in the hallways during Lunch A or Lunch B. The library, cafeteria, or patio are available areas during lunch. Ms.Jackson’s Enrichment class is in the lead for most cans/non perishable items donated so far. Don't forget to bring your cans or non perishable items to win a pizza party for your enrichment class!! FFA Meat order pick-up will be Nov.4 (Monday) from 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm @ the Agri.Building. All students who sold FFA meat products must pick up orders on this date. This date has changed from the original date which was Nov. 5th. CLUB MEETINGS & SPORTS THIS WEEK October 28- October 30, FFA Meeting in the PAC. FFA Winter leadership ($20.00) money deadline is Tuesday, October 29, pay Mr. Collins. Thursday, October 31st, Sci-Fi in the Art room during Enrichment, if you have not paid your dues, you can not come to the meeting. Thursday, October 31st, RTI Rm 404 will be in the Choir room during Enrichment. November 1, Pep Rally during Enrichment. November 1, Bearcat FB vs. Subiaco at Mena 7 p.m. (Senior Night) October 31, Jr. High FB @ Mena vs. Broken Bow November 5, Jr. High FB @ Pottsville at 6 p.m. The 2019 SAU Creative Writing Festival will be on Friday, November 8, and Mr. Philpot will be taking a group of students to this event this year. The trip is open to Creative Writing and NEHS students. See Mr. Philpot for more information about the trip. AE will be hosting a food drive for God’s Feeding Hands Ministry October 14-November 15. If your Enrichment class elects to participate, please bring a canned good to your Enrichment class. The class that donates the most, will receive a pizza party provided by AE. Girls can sign up for a Powder Puff Football Tournament in Ms.Hobson’s room. Each class will have a team and compete against each other on November 4th. The cost is $3 to play and all proceeds go to Relay for Life! Guest speaker Kyon Weathersby with God's feeding hands Ministry during enrichment October 31st, all enrichment classes are welcome! There will be a Neon Dance in the middle school safe room after the football game Friday night. Cost is $5 and will last until 11:30pm. There will be a quick Art Club Picture for the yearbook next Wednesday (November 6th) during Enrichment in the Art Room. All members who have paid dues please come for the picture. Voice of Democracy audio essay due Oct. 31.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats play Brookland at 3pm today in the 4A State Tournament quarter finals... GO LADYCATS!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Ladycat Volleyball Team defeated Pea Ridge in four games 19-25, 25-16, 25-14, 25-16 Tuesday in the first round of the State Tournament. Mena will move on to the quarter finals & play the winner of the Pulaski Academy/Brookland match Wednesday at 3:00pm. All games are being played at Morrilton High School. Go Ladycats!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Tuesday, October 29th The AE Food Drive continues through November 15th. There is very cold weather moving in later this week and there are already coats and jackets piled up in the lost-and-found box. If you are missing one, please check it soon. There will be a meeting tomorrow for 7th & 8th grade ETS students during ACHIEVE. After these announcements, Mrs. Rose would like to meet with all 6th grade students in the Cafeteria. Red Ribbon Week Student Announcement Red Ribbon Week Reminders: The RRW Fall Dance is tonight from 6:00 – 8:00 pm in our Cafeteria. Cost is $5. Costumes are optional. If you decide to wear a costume, it must be school-appropriate, no props such as fake weapons and no masks. Make sure your parents know what time the dance ends. Also, remind your parents that we will not allow you to walk across the parking lot to get to your vehicle. If your parents want to park and have you walk to them, they must come get you and walk you to the vehicle. RRW posters are due Friday. Students in Lunch “A”: Due to the trash and trays that were left outside yesterday, you must keep all food and drinks in the cafeteria today. Lunchtime Weather: If it is not raining during your lunch, you may go outside. Stay on the hard surfaces. Lunch Menu: Line 1 – Orange Chicken, MTO Tortilla, MTO Nachos Line 2 – Meat Lovers Pizza, Deli Sandwich, Cobb Salad Concession – Bacon Cheeseburger, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Chicken Tenders Club / Group Meetings: At this time, all 6th graders need to go to the Cafeteria.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Dear Principal Sherrer and Superintendent Weston, Congratulations! MENA MIDDLE has been recognized by the Office for Education Policy (OEP) at the University of Arkansas as a school where students demonstrated high growth on the ACT Aspire! The OEP creates an annual report entitled the Outstanding Educational Performance Awards where we recognize schools with high student academic growth. We think growth is the best indicator of the positive impact that your school is having on students. In our Middle School Level report which will be published tomorrow, MENA MIDDLE received the following award: High Overall Growth: Middle Level (Southwest Region) A personalized paper award will be sent to the district later this school year. Awards are based on the 2019 content growth score calculated by the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education. These growth scores reflect how much students at the school improved from 2018 compared to how much they were expected to grow considering prior achievement. We recognize schools based on Overall growth, as well as for growth in Math and English Language Arts separately. To learn more about how we determined the OEP award winners and to see the full list of award recipients, you can view the report here. We congratulate you on this accomplishment and hope that you will share this good news with teachers, students, and others who contributed to your school’s success. We find that local papers and social media are effective in spreading the news of your school’s success to the community. ***Stay tuned as we will be High School level awards next week!*** Congratulations again on your OEP Growth award! Sincerely, Sarah McKenzie, Ph.D. Executive Director Office for Education Policy 211 Graduate Education Building Fayetteville, AR 72701
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
"Don't Let Drugs Mix You Up Day" is the theme for Red Ribbon Week at HHE today!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 Lunch Today: Orange Chicken, Bacon Cheeseburger, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Chicken Tenders We have Gatorade, Water, Chips, Beef Jerky and Rice Krispy Treats that are available for purchase if you have money in your lunch account. Students you must get a juice and/or fruit at breakfast. Students, please remember, you have to have money in your account to buy extras. Do not get extras unless you pay for it first. Library closed for Lunch B on Monday & Wednesday, and Lunch A on Friday. Students are not to be in the hallways during Lunch A or Lunch B. The library, cafeteria, or patio are available areas during lunch. Ms.Jackson’s Enrichment class is in the lead for most cans/non perishable items donated so far. Don't forget to bring your cans or non perishable items to win a pizza party for your enrichment class!! FFA Meat order pick-up will be Nov.4 (Monday) from 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm @ the Agri.Building. All students who sold FFA meat products must pick up orders on this date. This date has changed from the original date which was Nov. 5th. CLUB MEETINGS & SPORTS THIS WEEK October 28- October 30, FFA Meeting in the PAC. FFA Winter leadership ($20.00) money deadline is Tuesday, October 29, pay Mr. Collins. Thursday, October 31st, Sci-Fi in the Art room during Enrichment, if you have not paid your dues, you can not come to the meeting. Thursday, October 31st, RTI Rm 404 will be in the Choir room during Enrichment. November 1, Pep Rally during Enrichment. November 1, Bearcat FB vs. Subiaco at Mena 7 p.m. (Senior Night) October 31, Jr. High FB @ Mena vs. Broken Bow November 5, Jr. High FB @ Pottsville at 6 p.m. The 2019 SAU Creative Writing Festival will be on Friday, November 8, and Mr. Philpot will be taking a group of students to this event this year. The trip is open to Creative Writing and NEHS students. See Mr. Philpot for more information about the trip. AE will be hosting a food drive for God’s Feeding Hands Ministry October 14-November 15. If your Enrichment class elects to participate, please bring a canned good to your Enrichment class. The class that donates the most, will receive a pizza party provided by AE. Girls can sign up for a Powder Puff Football Tournament in Ms.Hobson’s room. Each class will have a team and compete against each other on November 4th. The cost is $3 to play and all proceeds go to Relay for Life! Guest speaker Kyon Weathersby with God's feeding hands Ministry during enrichment October 31st, all enrichment classes are welcome! There will be a Neon Dance in the high school saferoom after the football game Friday night. Cost is $5 and will last until 11:30pm. There will be a quick Art Club Picture for the yearbook next Wednesday (November 6th) during Enrichment in the Art Room. All members who have paid dues please come for the picture.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena cross country team competed in the 7-4A District Championship at O.B.U. Monday. Logan Myers won the meet and was first team all conference. Trevin Plunkett got all conference as well. As a team the Sr. Boys finished as runner up in district! Go Bearcats! See complete results at this link https://ar.milesplit.com/meets/368926/results#.XbdoNOhKjIV
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
This Thursday's Jr. High football games were scheduled to be played at Broken Bow but will now be played in Mena at Bearcat Stadium.... Also the Jr. High football game at Pottsville which was cancelled by weather earlier this year will be played on Tuesday 11/5 at 6pm..
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Holly Harshman Elementary is kicking off Red Ribbon Week with students showing their SWAG (Students Who Achieve Goals) wearing favorite hats and their HHE RISE shirts! "Keeping Our Paws Off Drugs" red ribbons have been passed out with SWAG theme stickers for all students. Raffle prizes will be passed out daily with the important message to Just Say NO to Drugs and Bullies!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Red Ribbon Week began today at Mena Public Schools & Mena Middle School kicked it off with their annual Red Ribbon Walk!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Dance this Friday!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Basscats were in action this weekend at Lake Degray. Austin Johnston and Cason Cannon finished the tournament in 3rd place. Austin & Cason were the AYFA Senior division Anglers of the Year for the 2018-19 Season. They are on track to make it Back to Back Anglers of the Year! The Basscats will be traveling to Lake Hamilton for the next AYFA Tournament on Saturday December 14. Congatulations to the Basscats!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Monday, October 28, 2019 Lunch Today: Meatloaf, Cheeseburger, Chicken Patty Sandwich, Rib Patty Sandwich We have Gatorade, Water, Chips, Beef Jerky and Rice Krispy Treats that are available for purchase if you have money in your lunch account. Students you must get a juice and/or fruit at breakfast. Students, please remember, you have to have money in your account to buy extras. Do not get extras unless you pay for it first. Students are not to be in the hallways during Lunch A or Lunch B. The library, cafeteria, or patio are available areas during lunch. Ms. Kropps Enrichment class is in the lead for most cans/non perishable items donated so far. Don't forget to bring your cans or non perishable items to win a pizza party for your enrichment class!! FFA Meat order pick-up will be Nov.4 (Monday) from 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm @ the Agri.Building. All students who sold FFA meat products must pick up orders on this date. This date has changed from the original date which was Nov. 5th. CLUB MEETINGS & SPORTS THIS WEEK October 28- October 30, FFA Meeting in the PAC. FFA Winter leadership ($20.00) money deadline is Tuesday, October 29, pay Mr. Collins. Thursday, October 31st, Sci-Fi in the Art room during Enrichment, if you have not paid your dues, you can not come to the meeting. November 1, Pep Rally during Enrichment. November 1, Bearcat FB vs. Subiaco at Mena 7 p.m. (Senior Night) October 31, Jr. High FB @ Broken Bow 5:30 pm The 2019 SAU Creative Writing Festival will be on Friday, November 8, and Mr. Philpot will be taking a group of students to this event this year. The trip is open to Creative Writing and NEHS students. See Mr. Philpot for more information about the trip. AE will be hosting a food drive for God’s Feeding Hands Ministry October 14-November 15. If your Enrichment class elects to participate, please bring a canned good to your Enrichment class. The class that donates the most, will receive a pizza party provided by AE. Girls can sign up for a Powder Puff Football Tournament in Ms.Hobson’s room. Each class will have a team and compete against each other on November 4th. The cost is $3 to play and all proceeds go to Relay for Life! Today, (Monday) is the last day to preorder BFI Mena Basketball Shirts! Cost is $16 and you can pay when they arrive. See Ms.Hobson to order! Guest speaker Kyon Weathersby with God's feeding hands Ministry during enrichment October 31st, all enrichment classes are welcome! There will be a Neon Dance in the high school saferoom after the football game Friday night. Cost is $5 and will last until 11:30pm.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
UA Rich Mountain staff are meeting with MHS parents & students this morning about FAFSA. If you need help filling out the forms come by the Bearcat Room beneath the home stands in the Union Bank Center today by 6pm. https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MPS facilities keep the maintenance staff busy. This morning they were working on lighting in the MHS cafeteria.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Workers spent the weekend putting a new coating on the floor of the Union Bank Center. It looks great & just in time for basketball season. GO BEARCATS!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Jr. Ladycats won the district championship on Saturday. Mena beat Malvern 2-0 & then Bauxite 2-0 in the Finals. The Ladycats finish the season as Conference & District Champs... Go Ladycats!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena defeats Waldron 35-6 & improves to 6-2 / 3-2 on the season. Next Friday is Senior Night at Bearcat Stadium as Mena will play Subiaco in it's final regular season home game. GO BEARCATS!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Friday!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to Devin Durham who was voted Bearcat Chorus Student of the Month by his peers. Devin is one of the nicest people in choir. He is always smiling and takes time to make each person in choir feel welcome. Thank you to Simple Simon's Pizza for sponsoring our student of the month!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Fall Party in Mrs. Bentley's class @ Louise Durham !
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Friday, October 25th Students, remember that you are allowed 6 unexcused tardies for each 9-week quarter. We still have 7 more weeks to go in this quarter and there are already several of you with 5 unexcused tardies. Once you reach 7 or more, it is one day of ISS. Get to class on time. From Mrs. Rose: Red Ribbon Week is next week. The Theme for the week is “Send a Message. Stay Drug Free.” Everyone is invited to participate in a poster decoration contest. The poster must be regular poster board size and have a drug free message. Posters can be completed by individuals or as groups. We will have special guest judges. The top 5 posters will get an Ice Cream Sundae Party. Monday we will “walk away” from drugs on the track during ACHIEVE, so in case of cool weather bring a jacket Monday! See the fliers on the Library windows to see what the themes are for next week’s dress-up days. There will be a MMS Dance next Tuesday as part of Red Ribbon Week. As usual, the dance will be from 6:00 – 8:00 in our cafeteria. Reminders: The AE Food Drive begins on Monday. The ACHIEVE class that collects the most food will be treated to a popsicle party. There will be a Trunk or Treat tomorrow at Cavalry Baptist Church from 6:00 – 8:00 All Red Ribbon Week Committees will meet with Mrs. Rose after these announcements FBLA & FCCLA will have group photos taken for the yearbook after these announcements Lunchtime Weather: We will be inside for lunch. You may use your PED once you leave the Cafeteria. Lunch Menu: Line 1 – Burrito with Cheese, MTO Baked Potato Line 2 – Sausage & Jalapeno Pizza, Deli Sandwich, Pizza Salad Concession – Bacon Cheeseburger, Corn Dog, Chicken Sandwich Club / Group Meetings: At this time: FBLA & FCCLA members need to go to the gym for a group photo. All Red Ribbon Week Committees need to go to Mrs. Rose’s office Everyone else go to where you are assigned for FLEX Friday.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Jr. Ladycats will be competing in the District Volleyball Tournament in Arkadelphia on Saturday. Mena's first game is at 10:00am. Check the bracket below.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats will play in the 4A State Volleyball Tournament beginning on Tuesday, October 29th. The first game will be against Pea Ridge. The tournament bracket is attached to this story... GO LADYCATS!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Friday October 25, 2019 Lunch Today: Burrito with Cheese, Corn Dog, Bacon Cheeseburger, Chicken Sandwich, MTO Baked Potato We have Gatorade, Water, Chips, Beef Jerky and Rice Krispy Treats that are available for purchase if you have money in your lunch account. Students you must get a juice and/or fruit at breakfast. Students, please remember, you have to have money in your account to buy extras. Do not get extras unless you pay for it first. Students are not to be in the hallways during Lunch A or Lunch B. The library, cafeteria, or patio are available areas during lunch. Ms. Kropps Enrichment class is in the lead for most cans/non perishable items donated so far. Don't forget to bring your cans or non perishable items to win a pizza party for your enrichment class!! There will be an FFA Meeting during enrichment on Wednesday, October 30th in the PAC. FFA Winter leadership ($20.00) money deadline is Tuesday, October 29 Pay Mr. Collins. FFA Meat order pick-up will be Nov.4 (Monday) from 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm @ the agri. building. All students who sold FFA meat products must pick up orders on this date. This date has changed from the original date which was Nov. 5th. CLUB MEETINGS & SPORTS THIS WEEK October 22-25 Wednesday, October 23, Sci-Fi in the PAC during Enrichment, if you have not paid your dues, you can not come to the meeting. Thursday, October 24, JAG Officer Meeting, in Room 403 during Enrichment. Thursday, October 24, VB @ Camden 4:30 Thursday, October 24, Jr. FB @ Mena vs. Waldron 5:30/7:00 Friday, October 25, FB @ Waldron 7:00 The 2019 SAU Creative Writing Festival will be on Friday, November 8, and Mr. Philpot will be taking a group of students to this event this year. The trip is open to Creative Writing and NEHS students. See Mr. Philpot for more information about the trip. AE will be hosting a food drive for God’s Feeding Hands Ministry October 14-November 15. If your Enrichment class elects to participate, please bring a canned good to your Enrichment class. The class that donates the most, will receive a pizza party provided by AE. Girls can sign up for a Powder Puff Football Tournament in Ms.Hobson’s room. Each class will have a team and compete against each other on November 4th. The cost is $3 to play and all proceeds go to Relay for Life! Any students wanting a free ticket to the Holly Springs Homestead Halloween Event on October 27th, see Mrs Gordon or Ms Alissa. Guest speaker Kyon Weathersby with God's feeding hands Ministry during enrichment October 31st, all enrichment classes are welcome!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
LUNCH MENU CHANGE FOR TODAY & MONDAY! Today's lunch will be meatloaf or Cheeseburger. Monday's lunch will be a burrito with cheese or chicken tenders.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
A good night for Mena volleyball on Thursday. The Jr. JV won 2-0. The Junior High Varsity won 2-0 & the Sr. High won 3-0. The Jr. Ladycats play in the District Tournament in Arkadelphia on Saturday 10/26. The Sr. Ladycats play in the State Tournament @ Morrilton beginning on Tuesday 10/29.. GO LADYCATS!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena EAST students are having a blast at the DeQueen- Mena Education Service Cooperative participating in The Basics of Unity training.. Unity is a computer software program that is used to create game design and VR experiences.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
FFA Meat order pick-up will be Nov. 4 (Monday) @ the agri building from 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm. All students who sold FFA meat products must pick up orders on this date. This date has changed from the original date which was Nov. 5th.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Thursday October 24, 2019 Lunch Today: Sweet & Sour Chicken, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Chicken Tenders, Backyard Burger, MTO Tortilla Line We have Gatorade, Water, Chips, Beef Jerky and Rice Krispy Treats that are available for purchase if you have money in your lunch account. Students you must get a juice and/or fruit at breakfast. Students, please remember, you have to have money in your account to buy extras. Do not get extras unless you pay for it first. Students are not to be in the hallways during Lunch A or Lunch B. The library, cafeteria, or patio are available areas during lunch. Ms. Kropps Enrichment class is in the lead for most cans/non perishable items donated so far. Don't forget to bring your cans or non perishable items to win a pizza party for your enrichment class!! There will be an FFA Meeting during enrichment on Wednesday, October 30th in the PAC. FFA Winter leadership ($20.00) money deadline is Tuesday, October 29 Pay Mr. Collins. FFA Meat order pick-up will be Nov.4 (Monday) from 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm @ the agri. building. All students who sold FFA meat products must pick up orders on this date. This date has changed from the original date which was Nov. 5th. CLUB MEETINGS & SPORTS THIS WEEK October 22-25 Wednesday, October 23, Sci-Fi in the PAC during Enrichment, if you have not paid your dues, you can not come to the meeting. Thursday, October 24, JAG Officer Meeting, in Room 403 during Enrichment. Thursday, October 24, VB @ Camden 4:30 Thursday, October 24, Jr. FB @ Mena vs. Waldron 5:30/7:00 Friday, October 25, FB @ Waldron 7:00 The 2019 SAU Creative Writing Festival will be on Friday, November 8, and Mr. Philpot will be taking a group of students to this event this year. Today is the deadline to submit an entry for the judged competition. The trip is open to Creative Writing and NEHS students. See Mr. Philpot for information on submitting a writing for the judged competition, and also to express an interest in attending. AE will be hosting a food drive for God’s Feeding Hands Ministry October 14-November 15. If your Enrichment class elects to participate, please bring a canned good to your Enrichment class. The class that donates the most, will receive a pizza party provided by AE. Girls can sign up for a Powder Puff Football Tournament in Ms.Hobson’s room. Each class will have a team and compete against each other on November 4th. The cost is $3 to play and all proceeds go to Relay for Life! Any students wanting a free ticket to the Holly Springs Homestead Halloween Event on October 27th, see Mrs Gordon or Ms Alissa. Guest speaker Kyon Weathersby with God's feeding hands Ministry during enrichment October 31st, all enrichment classes are welcome!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Coaches select, #24 Junior Running Back, Jake Wiles as the Farm Bureau Insurance Player of the Week for week #6 vs. Dover. Jake had only 3 rushing carries last Friday night, but all 3 were for touchdowns as the Bearcats rolled over Dover by a final score of 43-13, for a much needed road win. Jake is the 16 year old son of Clint and Melinda Wright Wiles and the grandson of Sue and Charles Powell and Dean and June Wiles. Jake is a very enthusiastic hunter and is looking forward to the upcoming deer season. He also enjoys being involved in the local Mena FFA chapter and working on the family farm. Jake plans on attending college after graduation to pursue a degree in Agriculture and hopes to return to Polk County after college to continue to farm, continuing the legacy set by his grandparents, the Wiles, who were recently recognized as the Farm Family of the Year for Polk County back in September. This week Jake and the Mena Bearcat Football team will travel to NW Arkansas to face Elkins, who are still undefeated in conference play this season. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 pm. Shown presenting this week's game ball to Jake are Head Coach Craig Bentley and proud uncle and local Farm Bureau Agent Mitch Sikes.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Bearcats & Ladycats competed n the district cross country meet on Wednesday. Top finishers for Mena were Logan Myers who finished 2nd in the Sr. Boys division & 9th grader Keira who Hall finished 4th in the Sr. Girls division... Look for complete results as soon as they are posted at this link. https://ar.milesplit.com/meets/371381/results#.XbEEB-hKjIU
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School Was recently named to the ESPN Honor Roll for 2019 as one of the top 34 schools from across the country in its Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools National Recognition Program. The plaque arrived on Tuesday. Elizabeth Tompkins & the Unified Team members paused for a photo this morning! Www.espn.com/…/275279…/special-olympics-espn-honor-roll-2019.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Wednesday!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Wednesday, October 23rd Students, you need to remember that you must have money in your meal account in order to get extras. This applies to breakfast, the 2nd chance breakfast cart, and lunch. Your newly-elected Student Council met for the first time yesterday. One of the topics they addressed was the problem with trash and trays being left outside – especially during Lunch “B.” They came up with another course of action to see if it will help. So, for now, there is no ban on taking food outside. However, starting today, the next time there is a problem with trash and trays being left outside, instead of a ban on outside food, students will be banned from using their phones and devices during lunch for a period of time to be determined. Reminders: All Red Ribbon Week Committees will meet with Mrs. Rose on Friday during ACHIVE FBLA & FCLA will have group photos taken for the yearbook this Friday. The Jr High Bearcat Football teams will be hosting the Waldron Bulldogs this Thursday at Bearcat Stadium. Lunchtime Weather: Lunch Menu: Line 1 – Cheese Ravioli, MTO Boneless Wings Line 2 – Fiesta Pizza, Deli Sandwich, Turkey Chef Salad Concession – Rib Patty Sandwich, Chicken Sandwich, Hot Dog Club / Group Meetings: At this time, 7th grade GT students need to go to the Conference Room.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Volleyball celebrated Sr. Night & hosted Malvern at the UBC Tuesday. The Jr. High JV won 2-1. Jr. High Varsity won 2-0 & the Mena Sr. Varsity won 3-0. The Ladycats will play at Camden Fairview Thursday & the State Tournament Begins on Tuesday in Morillton. GO LADYCATS!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Our 2019 Region 3 All Region Honors Choir members!!! What an amazing group of talent!!! (Not pictured: Nichole Philpot)
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
As Mena hosts Malvern this evening for volleyball action at the Union Bank Center, it will be the final home volleyball games of the 2019 season. Tonight's slate of games will feature the 7th grade, Junior High JV, Junior High Varsity, and Senior High Varsity teams. Prior to the start of the Senior High Varsity game, the Senior Night Ceremony will be held.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 Lunch Today: salisbury steak, cheeseburger, spicy chicken sandwich We have Gatorade, Water, Chips, Beef Jerky and Rice Krispy Treats that are available for purchase if you have money in your lunch account. Students you must get a juice and/or fruit at breakfast. Students, please remember, you have to have money in your account to buy extras. Do not get extras unless you pay for it first. Students are not to be in the hallways during Lunch A or Lunch B. The library, cafeteria, or patio are available areas during lunch. Ms. Kropps Enrichment class is in the lead for most cans/non perishable items donated so far. Don't forget to bring your cans or non perishable items to win a pizza party for your enrichment class!! There will be an FFA Meeting during enrichment on Wednesday, October 30th. FFA Winter leadership ($20.00) money deadline is Tuesday, October 29 Pay Mr. Collins. CLUB MEETINGS & SPORTS THIS WEEK October 22-25 Tuesday, October 22, VB @ Mena vs. Malvern 4:00 Wednesday, October 23, Sci-Fi in the PAC during Enrichment, if you have not paid your dues, you can not come to the meeting. Thursday, October 24, JAG Officer Meeting, in Room 403 during Enrichment. Thursday, October 24, VB @ Camden 4:30 Thursday, October 24, Jr. FB @ Mena vs. Waldron 5:30/7:00 Friday, October 25, FB @ Waldron 7:00 Seniors, there is a Senior Quotes Google Form available in the Class of 2020 Enrichment Site on Google Classroom for you to complete. The yearbook staff is gathering your senior quotes for the 2020 Yearbook, so please have your quotes submitted on this form by Friday, October 18. The 2019 SAU Creative Writing Festival will be on Friday, November 8, and Mr. Philpot will be taking a group of students to this event this year. The deadline to submit an entry for the judged competition will be Wednesday, October 23. The trip is open Creative Writing and NEHS students. See Mr. Philpot for information and to express an interest in attending. AE will be hosting a food drive for God’s Feeding Hands Ministry October 14-November 15. If your Enrichment class elects to participate, please bring a canned good to your Enrichment class. The class that donates the most, will receive a pizza party provided by AE. Girls can sign up for a Powder Puff Football Tournament in Ms.Hobson’s room. Each class will have a team and compete against each other on November 4th. The cost is $3 to play and all proceeds go to Relay for Life! Any students wanting a free ticket to the Holly Springs Homestead Halloween Event on October 27th, see Mrs Gordon or Ms Alissa.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Tuesday!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
I am so proud of the 24 seventh and eighth grade students who auditioned for all region honors choir!!! It takes a lot of courage to solo audition and although some students didn't earn positions in the choirs, be proud that you tried!! Keep working and singing and audition again next year!! I also want to mention that our 7th and 8th graders are competing with 9th graders from schools that include 9th grade in junior high as well as other 7th and 8th graders. Middle school Region 3 All Region Honors Choir members are: Harmony Treble Choir Emily Dodson, Soprano I, 14th chair Holiday Neufeld, Soprano II, 18th chair Rylie Walters, Soprano II, 30th chair Jaeli Fields, Alto, 12th chair Mia Goforth, Alto, 16th chair Myia James, Alto, 52nd chair Alexis Dooley, Alto, 55th chair Melody Treble Choir Abi Koppein, Soprano I, 6th chair Yennyte Tecson, Soprano I, 12th chair Shantal Tecson, Soprano II, 2nd chair Nichole Philpot, Soprano II, 4th chair Isabel Adams, Soprano II, 5th chair Brinley Blake, Soprano II, 21st chair Maria Dilbert, Soprano II, 24th chair Amy Gragg, Alto, 48th chair Tenor/Bass Choir Kasen Schuller, Bass, 2nd chair Cristian Miller, Bass, 15th chair Joseph Cude, Bass, 36th chair
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Bearcats beat Elkins 42-6 & will play next Friday @ Waldron... Go Bearcats!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Ladycat Volleyball ranked 6th in most recent Max Preps poll !
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Friday, October 18, 2019 Lunch Today: Crispito’s w/Cheese, Corn Dog, Hamburger, Chicken Sandwich, MTO Baked Potato, MTO Deli, Sausage/Jalapeno Pizza, Pizza Salad We have Gatorade, Water, Chips, Beef Jerky and Rice Krispy Treats that are available for purchase if you have money in your lunch account. Students you must get a juice and/or fruit at breakfast. Students, please remember, you have to have money in your account to buy extras. Do not get extras unless you pay for it first. Students are not to be in the hallways during Lunch A or Lunch B. The library, cafeteria, or patio are available areas during lunch. No English tutoring for the rest of the week? SIP students will need to go to math tutoring to get the rest of their minutes. Congratulations to the Bearcat Band for receiving a 1st division superior rating at region marching assessment for the 11th consecutive year. There will be an FFA Meeting during enrichment on Wednesday, October 30th. FFA Winter leadership ($20.00) money deadline is Tuesday, October 29 Pay Mr. Collins. Fourteen choir students earned positions in the Region 3 All Region Honors Choirs. Those students are: Misael Knight, Kendall Posey, Gabe Betz--Mixed Choir; Cassidy Ashcraft, Miranda Burt, Hope Egger, Christina Gragg, Cloey Massey, Zoe McPherson, Ali Ogden, Nalu Pruitt--Women's Choir; Jack Hunter, Devon Davis, Anthony Martinez--Men's Choir. Ethan Scott earned first alternate and Sierra Taylor earned 5th alternate. Congratulations to all!! CLUB MEETINGS & SPORTS THIS WEEK October 14-18 Friday, October 18, Art/Unified Champion Special Olympics Friday, October 18, Sr. Football at Elkins Seniors, there is a Senior Quotes Google Form available in the Class of 2020 Enrichment Site on Google Classroom for you to complete. The yearbook staff is gathering your senior quotes for the 2020 Yearbook, so please have your quotes submitted on this form by Friday, October 18. The 2019 SAU Creative Writing Festival will be on Friday, November 8, and Mr. Philpot will be taking a group of students to this event this year. The deadline to submit an entry for the judged competition will be Wednesday, October 23. The trip is open Creative Writing and NEHS students. See Mr. Philpot for information and to express an interest in attending. AE will be hosting a food drive for God’s Feeding Hands Ministry October 14-November 15. If your Enrichment class elects to participate, please bring a canned good to your Enrichment class. The class that donates the most, will receive a pizza party provided by AE. Girls can sign up for a Powder Puff Football Tournament in Ms.Hobson’s room. Each class will have a team and compete against each other on November 4th. The cost is $3 to play and all proceeds go to Relay for Life! The Mena Realtors will be having a fundraiser for Special Olympics on Saturday from 10-2 at Atwoods!!! Hot dogs and drinks...There will also be Special Olympic Shirts for $5.00 each… Art Club will be this Friday in the Art Room (Rm 404), please pay your dues as soon as possible to attend. Dues are $3.00. Any students wanting a free ticket to the Holly Springs Homestead Halloween Event on October 27th, see Mrs Gordon or Ms Alissa.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Friday, October 18th Reminders: Items in the Lost-&-Found box will be bagged up and taken to PCDC today after Lunch “B.” You have until then to claim anything that’s in the box. No school next Monday – enjoy your three-day weekend. Upcoming Events This Week: This Evening: The EAST Doggie Fashion Show will take place at 5:00 pm on the front lawn of the Middle School. Proceeds will go to the local county animal shelters. From Mrs. Lunsford: We now have a School Pantry for students created by EAST. Read the information posted in the hall. Lunchtime Weather: Lunch Menu: Line 1 – Crispitos with Cheese, MTO Baked Potato Line 2 – Sausage & Jalapeno Pizza, Deli Sandwich, Pizza Chef Salad Concession – Hamburger, Corn Dog, Chicken Sandwich Club / Group Meetings:
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Shout out to 9th grade Basketball players, Trevin Plunkett, Silas McIntyre and Mason Dillard working concessions at the JR high Football game Thursday night
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Bearcat Football welcomed LDE students to school Friday!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Bearcat football visited the book fair at Holly Harshman Elementary & reminisced about good times! Go Bearcats!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena 7th Grade Bearcats defeated Trinity Christian 26-6 Thursday night & the Jr. High Bearcats won their first game of the season 38-14. The teams will host Waldron on Thursday 10/24.. GO BEARCATS!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Volleyball welcomed Magnolia to the Union Bank Center Thursday night. The 7th grade team played an intrasquad scrimmage, the Sr. High JV won 2-0 & the Sr. Varsity won 3-0. The Ladycats will host Malvern on Tuesday 10/22.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Thursday, October 17th After these announcements, the Red Ribbon Week Activities Committee members will have a meeting in Mrs. Rose’s office. Reminders: Report cards for the 1st nine-weeks will be issued today. You have until lunchtime tomorrow to claim anything in the lost and found box before the items are bagged up and donated to PCDC. No school next Monday. Upcoming Events This Week: Tonight: Lady Cat Volleyball hosting Magnolia at MHS: Jr High JV begins at 4:00, followed by the Jr High Varsity and then the Sr High Varsity. Jr High Bearcat Football hosting Trinity at Bearcat Stadium: 7th grade kicks off at 5:30, Jr High kicks off at 7:00. Friday: The EAST Doggie Fashion Show will take place on the MMS front lawn at 5:00 pm. Lunchtime Weather: Lunch Menu: Line 1 – Mini Corn Dogs, MTO Tortilla, MTO Nachos Line 2 – Cheeseburger Pizza, Deli Sandwich, Popcorn Chicken Salad Concession – Meatball Sub, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Chicken Tenders Club / Group Meetings: At this time, the RRW Activities Committee needs to go to Mrs. Rose’s office and 8th grade GT students need to go to the Conference Room.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Let’s hear it for the guys who took time out of their day to teach Louise Durham students about bus safety this morning!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Thursday!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Thursday, October 17, 2019 Lunch Today: Mini Corn Dogs, Meatball Subs, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Chicken Tenders, MTO Tortilla Line, Cheeseburger Pizza We have Gatorade, Water, Chips, Beef Jerky and Rice Krispy Treats that are available for purchase if you have money in your lunch account. Students you must get a juice and/or fruit at breakfast. Students, please remember, you have to have money in your account to buy extras. Do not get extras unless you pay for it first. Students are not to be in the hallways during Lunch A or Lunch B. The library, cafeteria, or patio are available areas during lunch. No English tutoring for the rest of the week? SIP students will need to go to math tutoring to get the rest of their minutes. Congratulations to the Bearcat Band for receiving a 1st division superior rating at region marching assessment for the 11th consecutive year. There will be an FFA Meeting during enrichment on Wednesday, October 30th. FFA Winter leadership ($20.00) money deadline is Tuesday, October 29 Pay Mr. Collins. Fourteen choir students earned positions in the Region 3 All Region Honors Choirs. Those students are: Misael Knight, Kendall Posey, Gabe Betz--Mixed Choir; Cassidy Ashcraft, Miranda Burt, Hope Egger, Christina Gragg, Cloey Massey, Zoe McPherson, Ali Ogden, Nalu Pruitt--Women's Choir; Jack Hunter, Devon Davis, Anthony Martinez--Men's Choir. Ethan Scott earned first alternate and Sierra Taylor earned 5th alternate. Congratulations to all!! CLUB MEETINGS & SPORTS THIS WEEK October 14-18 Thursday, October 17, NHS Thursday, October 17, Jr. High Football vs. Trinity Christian 5:30 Thursday, October 17, Volleyball vs. Magnolia 4:00 Friday, October 18, Art/Unified Champion Special Olympics Friday, October 18, Sr. Football at Elkins Seniors, there is a Senior Quotes Google Form available in the Class of 2020 Enrichment Site on Google Classroom for you to complete. The yearbook staff is gathering your senior quotes for the 2020 Yearbook, so please have your quotes submitted on this form by Friday, October 18. The 2019 SAU Creative Writing Festival will be on Friday, November 8, and Mr. Philpot will be taking a group of students to this event this year. The deadline to submit an entry for the judged competition will be Wednesday, October 23. The trip is open Creative Writing and NEHS students. See Mr. Philpot for information and to express an interest in attending. AE will be hosting a food drive for God’s Feeding Hands Ministry October 14-November 15. If your Enrichment class elects to participate, please bring a canned good to your Enrichment class. The class that donates the most, will receive a pizza party provided by AE. Girls can sign up for a Powder Puff Football Tournament in Ms.Hobson’s room. Each class will have a team and compete against each other on November 4th. The cost is $3 to play and all proceeds go to Relay for Life. Independent Living Class will have a Bake Sale on Friday -- Cake Balls and Brownies --- Come support our athletes and enjoy a treat before the 3 day weekend!!! The Mena Realtors will be having a fundraiser for Special Olympics on Saturday from 10-2 at Atwoods!!! Hot dogs and drinks...There will also be Special Olympic Shirts for $5.00 each… Art Club will be this Friday in the Art Room (Rm 404), please pay your dues as soon as possible to attend. Dues are $3.00. Any students wanting a free ticket to the Holly Springs Homestead Halloween Event on October 27th, see Mrs Gordon or Ms Alissa.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to the Mena Bearcat Marching Band! They received a First Division Superior Rating at the Region VIII Marching Assessment in Fort Smith Tuesday!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena School Board held their October meeting Tuesday evening at the district administration building. The lack of a quorum prevented the board from voting on items on the agenda & those were postponed until the November meeting. Mr. Benny Weston began the meeting with the superintendent's report. He mentioned that several district leaders, including himself, recently had a meeting with the state regarding minimum wage & new teacher pay requirements. The district now has specific guidelines to follow & Weston felt positive the district is in good shape regarding those changes. Weston also stated that the district has met with two phone companies & has a third scheduled to discuss a new phone system on each campus. Investigation also continues into the viability of a solar energy system & two solar companies have weighed in so far. The bulk of the meeting was taken up by the ESSA Report which was recently released by the Arkansas Department of Education. The Principal from each campus gave a report on their score & where they thought improvements could be made. Mr. Danny Minton gave an update on projects. The district recently completed an environmental safety & also the 3 year asbestos inspection. The district passed both & met state regulations. The floors at Jim Rackley & the Union Bank Center are scheduled to be resurfaced before the end of October. Construction on a visitors side press box at Bearcat Stadium should begin in two weeks. Menton gave an update on repair to a damaged section of the floor in the high school safe room & a quote of $7995.00 has been received on the addition of more handrails at the Union Bank Center. Finally the board was told of the resignation of Carol Sproles from the MMS Staff.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena volleyball played at Arkadelphia Tuesday. 7th grade won 3 to 0 Junior High JV won 3 to 0 Junior High Varsity won 2 to 0 & the Senior High Varsity won 3-0 Mena will play Magnolia in the UBC on Thursday. Go Ladycats!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Middle School FCCLA and FBLA as well as Mena High School FCCLA attended CTSO leadership day at the Arkansas State Fair today.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Tuesday, October 15th Reminders: Report cards for the 1st nine-weeks will be issued on Thursday. All items left in the lost and found box will be donated to PCDC this Friday. No school next Monday, October 21st Today is the last day to order a yearbook at the lowest possible price. Upcoming Events This Week: Thursday: The Lady Cat volleyball teams will be hosting Magnolia and the Jr High Bearcat football teams will be hosting Trinity Christian. Friday: The EAST Doggie Fashion Show will take place on the MMS front lawn at 5:00 pm. From Coach Bentley: Today’s after-school 7th grade football practice has been moved to tomorrow. Make sure you let your parents know so that you can figure out how you are getting home today. Lunchtime Weather: Lunch Menu: Main Line – Chicken Parmesan, MTO Tortilla, MTO Nachos Pizza Line – Meat Lovers Pizza, Deli Sandwich, Cobb Salad Concession Line – Rib Patty Sandwich, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Chicken Tenders Club / Group Meetings:
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Tuesday!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 Lunch Today: Chicken Parmesan, Rib Patty Sandwich, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Chicken Tenders, MTO Tortilla Line, MTO Deli We have Gatorade, Water, Chips, Beef Jerky and Rice Krispy Treats that are available for purchase if you have money in your lunch account. Students you must get a juice and/or fruit at breakfast. Students, please remember, you have to have money in your account to buy extras. Do not get extras unless you pay for it first. Students are not to be in the hallways during Lunch A or Lunch B. The library, cafeteria, or patio are available areas during lunch. Fourteen choir students earned positions in the Region 3 All Region Honors Choirs. Those students are: Misael Knight, Kendall Posey, Gabe Betz--Mixed Choir; Cassidy Ashcraft, Miranda Burt, Hope Egger, Christina Gragg, Cloey Massey, Zoe McPherson, Ali Ogden, Nalu Pruitt--Women's Choir; Jack Hunter, Devon Davis, Anthony Martinez--Men's Choir. Ethan Scott earned first alternate and Sierra Taylor earned 5th alternate. Congratulations to all!! CLUB MEETINGS & SPORTS THIS WEEK October 14-18 Tuesday, Volleyball at Arkadelphia releasing from class at 1:30 Thursday, October 17, NHS Thursday, October 17, Jr. High Football vs. Trinity Christian 5:30 Thursday, October 17, Volleyball vs. Magnolia 4:00 Friday, October 18, Art/Unified Champion Special Olympics Friday, October 18, Sr. Football at Elkins Seniors, there is a Senior Quotes Google Form available in the Class of 2020 Enrichment Site on Google Classroom for you to complete. The yearbook staff is gathering your senior quotes for the 2020 Yearbook, so please have your quotes submitted on this form by Friday, October 18. The 2019 SAU Creative Writing Festival will be on Friday, November 8, and Mr. Philpot will be taking a group of students to this event this year. The deadline to submit an entry for the judged competition will be Wednesday, October 23. The trip is open Creative Writing and NEHS students. See Mr. Philpot for information and to express interest in attending. AE will be hosting a food drive for God’s Feeding Hands Ministry October 14-November 15. If your Enrichment class elects to participate, please bring a canned good to your Enrichment class. The class that donates the most, will receive a pizza party provided by AE. FBLA members who want to attend Leadership Day at the State Fair need to see Mrs. Lindsey or Mrs. Torix for a permission slip and to sign up. Girls can sign up for a Powder Puff Football Tournament in Ms.Hobson’s room. Each class will have a team and compete against each other on November 4th. The cost is $3 to play and all proceeds go to Relay for Life. No Sci-Fi Club this week Independent Living Class will have a Bake Sale on Friday -- Cake Balls and Brownies --- Come support our athletes and enjoy a treat before the 3 day weekend!!! The Mena Realtors will be having a fundraiser for Special Olympics on Saturday from 10-2 at Atwoods!!! Hot dogs and drinks...There will also be Special Olympic Shirts for $5.00 each… Art Club will be this Friday in the Art Room (Rm 404), please pay your dues as soon as possible to attend.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Jr Volleyball played at Mansfield on Monday. The 7th grade won 2 to 0, the Jr JV lost 0-2 & the Jr varsity won 2 to 0. The Jr High Ladycats will play at Arkadelphia Tuesday 10/15 at 4pm. Go Ladycats!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Three members of the Mena tennis team competed in the state tournament at Clarksville Monday. Will Davis lost to Heath Hickles from Pottsville 2-6,0-6 and Stephanie Lua and Marissa Ortiz lost to Heshmat and Tan from Pulaski Academy 1-6,2-6 .
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Monday!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Monday, October 14, 2019 Lunch Today: Breaded Drumstick, Double Cheeseburger, Steak Sandwich, Chicken Sandwich, MTO Pasta Bar We have Gatorade, Water, Chips, Beef Jerky and Rice Krispy Treats that are available for purchase if you have money in your lunch account. Students you must get a juice and/or fruit at breakfast. Students, please remember, you have to have money in your account to buy extras. Do not get extras unless you pay for it first. Students are not to be in the hallways during Lunch A or Lunch B. The library, cafeteria, or patio are available areas during lunch. CLUB MEETINGS & SPORTS THIS WEEK October 14-18 Thursday, October 17, NHS Thursday, October 17, Jr. High Football vs. Trinity Christian 5:30 Thursday, October 17, Volleyball vs. Magnolia 4:00 Friday, October 18, Art/UCC Friday, October 18, Sr. Football at Elkins The Bearcat Band performed at the Arkansas Showcase of Bands this past Saturday at War Memorial Stadium. The band, drumline, and drumline received a 1st division superior rating and the colorguard received a 2nd division excellent rating. Esmerelda Johnson was picked as the outstanding soloist in class 4A. Seniors, there is a Senior Quotes Google Form available in the Class of 2020 Enrichment Site on Google Classroom for you to complete. The yearbook staff is gathering your senior quotes for the 2020 Yearbook, so please have your quotes submitted on this form by Friday, October 18. We will be taking the FCCLA group photo today for the yearbook at 11:00 during Enrichment. Report to your Enrichment class as normal, and we’ll call out all FCCLA members when it’s time for the photo at the Bearcat Head. The 2019 SAU Creative Writing Festival will be on Friday, November 8, and Mr. Philpot will be taking a group of students to this event this year. The deadline to submit an entry for the judged competition will be Wednesday, October 23. The trip is open Creative Writing and NEHS students. See Mr. Philpot for information and to express interest in attending. AE will be hosting a food drive for God’s Feeding Hands Ministry October 14-November 15. If your Enrichment class elects to participate, please bring a canned good to your Enrichment class. The class that donates the most, will receive a pizza party provided by AE. FBLA members who want to attend Leadership Day at the State Fair need to see Mrs. Lindsey or Mrs. Torix for a permission slip and to sign up. Girls can sign up for a Powder Puff Football Tournament in Ms.Hobson’s room. Each class will have a team and compete against each other on November 4th. The cost is $3 to play and all proceeds go to Relay for Life. ALL Exchange Students need to meet in Mrs. Johnson’s room during enrichment on Monday. No Sci-Fi Club this week
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Basscats competed on Lake Hamilton Sunday. Carson Cannon & Austin Johnston finished 5th with 5 fish weighing 9.46 pounds. Brendon Catlett & Jarrett Burger finished in 19th. GO BASSCATS!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Twenty-one Mena high school choir students traveled to Lakeside HS for Region 3 all region honors choir auditions on Saturday, October 12. We returned to Mena with fourteen all region honors choir members and 3 all state qualifiers!!!! All region honors choir members are: Soprano I Miranda Burt, 5th chair women's choir Cloey Massey, 37th chair women's choir Ali Ogden, 47th chair women's choir Sierra Taylor, 5th alternate women's choir Soprano II Zoe McPherson, 15th chair women's choir Christina Gragg, 24th chair women's choir Cassidy Ashcraft, 40th chair women's choir Alto I Kendall Posey, 13th chair mixed choir; all state qualifier Alto II Hope Egger, 26th chair women's choir Nalu Pruitt, 45th chair women's choir Tenor I Misael Knight, 5th chair mixed choir; all state qualifier Anthony Martinez, 30th chair men's choir Tenor II Devon Davis, 17th chair men's choir Bass II Gabriel Betz, 18th chair mixed choir; all state qualifier Jack Hunter, 16th chair men's choir Ethan Scott, first alternate men's choir Congratulations Mena choir students!!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Bearcat Marching Band competed in the Arkansas Showcase of Bands Saturday in Little Rock. Esmerelda Johnson won Outstanding Soloist for Class 4A Overall Band Rating: 1st Division Drum Major Faith Chaney: 1st Division Percussion: 1st Division Color Guard: 2nd Division GO BEARCAT BAND!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats finished as runner-up in the Paris Lady Eagle Invitational Saturday. They defeated Booneville, Pulaski Academy, Southside Batesville, Greene County Tech & Fountain Lake before falling to Paris in the finals. Mena will play at Arkadelphia on Tuesday 10/15. GO LADYCATS!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Saturday!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena wins 43-13 & improve their record to 4-2 on the year, 1-2 in conference play. The Bearcats will play next at Elkins on Friday, October 18th at 7pm. Go Bearcats!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Friday!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Parent Teacher Conference will be on Tuesday, October 15th at Holly Harshman Elementary from 3:30-9:00pm.. Parent Teacher Conference will be on Thursday, October 17th at Louise Durham Elementary. The time will be 3:30-8:30pm with a supper break for staff from 5:30-6:10pm. See you there!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to Marissa Ortiz, Will Davis & Stephanie Lua. They have qualified for the AAAA State Tennis Tournament which will be begin on Monday 10/14 at 10:00am. It is being hosted by Clarksville High School at The University of the Ozarks. GO BEARCATS!!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Book Fair will officially open for sales Monday 10/14 at Louise Durham Elementary!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
A volleyball match has been added to the schedule for Monday 10/14 at Mansfield. 7th, Jr. JV, and Jr. Varsity starting at 4:30pm. GO LADYCATS!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Jr. Bearcats played Dover Thursday night. The Dover 7th grade team beat Mena 18-8. The Jr. High contest ended in a 6-6 tie when play ended due to approaching storms & lightning.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Ladycats played Bauxite Thursday at the UBC. The Jr. High won 2-0. The Senior JV won 2-0 & the Sr. Ladycats won 3-0.. Mena will play in a tournament at Paris this Saturday!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
*****Schedule Change***** Todays 7th grade football game will still start at 5:30pm however the Jr. High game will start at 6:45pm in Bearcat Stadium.... GO BEARCATS!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Thursday October 10, 2019 Lunch Today: Fish Sticks/Mac & Cheese, Rib Patty Sandwich, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Chicken Tenders We have Gatorade, Water, Chips, Beef Jerky and Rice Krispy Treats that are available for purchase if you have money in your lunch account. Students you must get a juice and/or fruit at breakfast. Students, please remember, you have to have money in your account to buy extras. Do not get extras unless you pay for it first. STUDENTS: YOU CAN PICK UP LETTER JACKETS TODAY IN THE GYM BETWEEN 9:40 A.M. AND ENRICHMENT. AFTER ENRICHMENT, HE WILL BE GONE FOR THE DAY. Students are not to be in the hallways during Lunch A or Lunch B. The library, cafeteria, or patio are available areas during lunch. CLUB MEETINGS & SPORTS THIS WEEK October 7-11 Thursday, October 10, FCCLA Room 412 Friday, October 11, FCA Friday, October 11, Sr. Football at Dover Seniors, there is a Senior Quotes Google Form available in the Class of 2020 Enrichment Site on Google Classroom for you to complete. The yearbook staff is gathering your senior quotes for the 2020 Yearbook, so please have your quotes submitted on this form by Friday, October 18. FBLA members who want to attend Leadership Day at the State Fair need to see Mrs. Lindsey or Mrs. Torix for a permission slip and to sign up. Girls can sign up for a Powder Puff Football Tournament in Ms.Hobson’s room. Each class will have a team and compete against each other on November 4th. The cost is $3 to play and all proceeds go to Relay for Life. Ninth grade GT students who want to participate in the Jr. High Quiz Bowl team will have practice during TEAM on Thursday at the middle school campus. Sr. High Quiz bowl practice will be at Holly Harshman immediately after school on Thursday as well. (Mrs. Moore’s room) Atwood’s will be having a fundraiser for Special Olympics on Saturday from 10-2. Stop by as support our local athletes….
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
A group from TheatreSquared worked with Mena High School Theatre Students in the Performing Arts Center Thursday Morning! https://www.facebook.com/TheatreSquared/
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 Lunch Today: Chicken Alfredo, Hamburger, Chicken Sandwich, Hot Dogs, MTO Boneless Wings, MTO Deli We have Gatorade, Water, Chips, Beef Jerky and Rice Krispy Treats that are available for purchase if you have money in your lunch account. Students you must get a juice and/or fruit at breakfast. Students, please remember, you have to have money in your account to buy extras. Do not get extras unless you pay for it first. Students are not to be in the hallways during Lunch A or Lunch B. The library, cafeteria, or patio are available areas during lunch. CLUB MEETINGS & SPORTS THIS WEEK October 7-11 Wednesday, October 9, Sci-Fi meeting in PAC Wednesday, October 9 Fields of Faith 5:30 Free Pizza 6:30 - 8:00 Band & Student Speakers Thursday, October 10, FCCLA Room 412 Friday, October 11, FCA Friday, October 11, Sr. Football at Dover Library will be closed: Field of Faith will be Wednesday, October 9. 5:30 Free Pizza, 6:30-8 Band and Student Speakers FBLA members who want to attend Leadership Day at the State Fair need to see Mrs. Lindsey or Mrs. Torix for a permission slip and to sign up. Girls can sign up for a Powder Puff Football Tournament in Ms.Hobson’s room. Each class will have a team and compete against each other on November 4th. The cost is $3 to play and all proceeds go to Relay for Life. The Sci-Fi Club meeting today has changed from the PAC to Ms Hooker’s Room, 206. Ninth grade GT students who want to participate in the Jr. High Quiz Bowl team will have practice during TEAM on Thursday at the middle school campus. Sr. High Quiz bowl practice will be at Holly Harshman immediately after school on Thursday as well. (Mrs. Moore’s room)
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Parents: Your input is important to us! Please take the time to complete the survey at the link provided. High Reliability School Survey https://bit.ly/2pqsfyn The High Reliability Survey results will help our district formulate goals. The survey window opened Tuesday, October 8th and will close Friday, October 25th. Please give us your input. Your students will also be giving the opportunity to give us their input through a student survey.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Ladycats played two varsity matches at Little Rock Mills Tuesday. Mena won the 1st match 3-0 by scores of 25-16, 25-6, 25-7. Mena also won the 2nd match 3-0 by scores of 25-8, 25-12, 25-11. The Ladycats will host Bauxite on Thursday at the UBC!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Cross Country Teams competed at the Buck Fever Invitational Tuesday at the Lions Club Course in Mena. Results will be available online. Just follow the link https://ar.milesplit.com/meets/366193/results
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
2019-20 MMS Student Council Elections were held recently & the results were released today! 8th Grade President: Sophia Vacca Vice-President: Makayla Vega Secretary/Treasurer: Caroline Cannon Representatives: Jaeli Fields, Kaelyn Nichols, Claire Walston, Mickkalee Lane, 7th Grade President: Reese Montgomery Vice-President: Gracie Nash Secretary/Treasurer: Kaielor Hastey Representatives: Autumn Lockhart, Kayleigh Noble 6th Grade President: Eli Swall Vice-President: Kate Wilson Secretary/Treasurer: Elliott Dugan Representatives: Trinity Cude, Allison Howard, Jackson Thompson, Denton Warner, Katie Rowe
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Tuesday, October 8th If you placed campaign posters in the hallways, those need to be removed asap. From Coach Bentley: There will be no after school practice for 7th grade today. From Mrs. Smith: FCCLA members who are not in Leadership class please check your email. Upcoming Events This Week: Tonight: The MMS 6th grade Choir will present their fall concert, A World of Music, 7:00 pm in the high school auditorium. Tomorrow: The annual Fields of Faith will take place at Bearcat Stadium beginning at 5:30 pm. Thursday: The Jr High Bearcat football team will be hosting Dover at Bearcat Stadium and the Lady Cats Jr JV and Senior High volleyball teams will be hosting Bauxite at the Union Bank Center at the High School. This Friday, the EAST students will be conducting a fund raiser for our local pet shelters. There will be a Doggie Fashion Show on the front lawn of our school at 5:00 pm. If you would like to enter your dog in this event, the cost is $10. Prizes will be awarded. For more information, you can pick up a flier from the front office. Lunchtime Weather: Lunch Menu: Main Line – Popcorn Chicken Bowl, MTO Nachos, MTO Tortilla Pizza Line – Meat Lovers’ Pizza, Deli Sandwich, Cobb Salad Concession Line – Steak Sandwich, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Chicken Tenders
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The MMS 6th grade Choir will present their fall concert, A World of Music, at 7:00pm tonight in the Mena High School Performing Arts Center.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Tuesday!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Look for Mena MIddle School students volunteering at the luncheon!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
FOF Wednesday, August 9th !
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Tennis Team competed in the 7-4A District Tournament in Arkadelphia on Monday. In girls doubles play McKenzie Strother & Madi Linch won their opening match 9-7. Marissa Ortiz & Stephanie Lua won their quarterfinal match 6-0/6-0 but lost in the semi-finals. Ortiz & Lua then won the 3td place match 4-6/6-3/10-4. Four 3rd place finishers out of six districts will be selected for the state tournament. They will await the state committee's bid. In boys doubles Luke Montgomery & Brendon Brown lost their opening match 2-6/1-6. Eli Cook & Wilson Hughes won their first match 6-3/6-1 before falling to the #1 seed in the semi-finals 1-6/5-7. Cook & Wilson finished 4th. In boys singles action Austin Rose won his opening match 6-4/6-0 then lost in the semi's 6-3/2-6/8-10. Will Davis won his opening match 6-0/6-0, lost in the semi's & then beat Austin Rose in the 3rd place match 7-5/6-1. Like Ortiz & Lua, Davis will await the state committees bid to the state tournament.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Jr. Volleyball played at Hot Springs Lakeside Monday. The 7th grade lost 2 to 0. The JV lost 2 to 0 & the Ladycat Varsity won 2 to 1. The Jr. & Sr. High will play Bauxite on Thursday @ 4pm in the Union Bank Center. Go Ladycats!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Excitement is in the air when the Scholastic Book Fair arrives! The countdown is on and the book fair will be opening next week at LDE!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Volleyball Team will be playing in the Lady Eagle Invitational at Paris this Saturday October 12th.. GO LADYCATS!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School Theatre Department performed at Louise Durham Monday morning. The skit on Encouraging was great! Thanks, LD!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Arkansas Rural Education Association is spotlighting the Mena School District! With an enrollment of 1737 students, Mena is in the DeQueen-Mena Coop area in Polk County and employs 229 people. Mena is proud to announce that Mr. Benny Weston, Superintendent of Mena School District, was recently presented with the 2020 Arkansas Superintendent of the Year Award. The district offers educational options to meet the needs of the individual learner. Their students may choose a traditional education or an alternative learning pathway offered to students through their K-12 Alternative Education classrooms, Mena High School HUB option, or K-12 Polk County Virtual Academy (PCVA). They will support the personal growth of each student by providing integrated opportunities for students to develop effective personal, social, and technology skills. Many opportunities are offered for students to extend learning beyond academics through participation in school organizations/clubs, fine arts, and athletics. The mission is to Engage Community, Inspire Students, and Prepare Graduates. Find more at www.menaschools.org or visit their Facebook Page, https://www.facebook.com/MenaPublicSchools/.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena FFA!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Basscats competed in the Arkansas Youth Fishing Associations tournament on Millwood Lake on Sunday October 6. The Basscats had two teams (Austin Johnston & Cason Cannon)&(Austin Rose & Evan Graves) tie for 2nd place in the high school division and one team (Brynten Rose & Cody Beck)place 4th in the junior division.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Homecoming football game did not go as planned as Pottsville defeated the Bearcats 34-22. This years Homecoming Queen is Amy Thompson & Maid of Honor is Skylar Montgomery. Mena will play at Dover next Friday!.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Today is the last day of spirit week & Mrs Vega's Preschool Class has the spirit on white out day!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Friday, October 4th Reminders: No food or drinks outside this week for students in Lunch “B.” Check the Lost & Found box for any missing items. Today is the last day to turn in permission slips for attending the State Fair. Homecoming Week Events: This Morning: We will be dismissing in a few minutes to attend the MHS Homecoming Pep Rally. Tonight @ Bearcat Stadium: 6:15 pm – Homecoming ceremony 6:45 pm – Helicopter will land at Bearcat Stadium to deliver the game ball 7:00 pm – Kickoff between the Mena Bearcats and the Pottsville Apaches Lunchtime Weather: Lunch Menu: Main Line – Crispitos with Cheese, MTO Baked Potato Pizza Line – Sausage & Jalapeno Pizza, Deli Sandwich, Pizza Salad Concession Line – Pizza Burger, Chicken Sandwich, Corn Dog Club / Group Meetings: ** We are about to dismiss for the pep rally. Do not take bags or backpacks to the pep rally unless you have Keyboarding class 4th period. 6th & 7th grade will sit on the “home side”, or left-hand side as you enter the gym 8th grade will sit with the high school students on the “visitors’” or right-hand side.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Tennis team continued their impressive late season run on Thursday. They hosted Malvern in matches that were postponed from earlier in the season & won 8-2... McKenzie Strother, Stephanie Lua & Marissa Ortiz won in singles. Lua & Ortiz also won their doubles match 6-0.. In boys play Will Davis & Austin Rose won convincingly in singles play. The teams of Eli Cook / Luke Montgomery as well as Wilson Hughes / Brendan Brown won in doubles play. The district tournament will be played in Arkadelphia on Monday 10/7.. GO BEARCATS!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Students in Molly Lindsey's Financial Literacy Classes are learning while playing a game you are probable familiar with. "The Game Of Life" with an electronic bank.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Friday, October 4, 2019 Lunch Today: Crispitos with Cheese, Pizza Burger, Chicken Sandwich, Corn Dog, MTO Deli, MTO Baked Potato We have Gatorade, Water, Chips, Beef Jerky and Rice Krispy Treats that are available for purchase if you have money in your lunch account. Students you must get a juice and/or fruit at breakfast. Students, please remember, you have to have money in your account to buy extras. Do not get extras unless you pay for it first. Students are not to be in the hallways during Lunch A or Lunch B. The library, cafeteria, or patio are available areas during lunch. All students who sold FFA Meat & Fruit Products need to turn in records to Mr. Collins or Mr. Maye by this Friday, October 4th. CLUB MEETINGS & SPORTS THIS WEEK Sept 30- October 4 Thursday, October 3rd Student Council Friday, October 4th Pep Rally starts at 10:30 Thursday, October 3 Volleyball vs. McClellan @ Mena 4 p.m. Thursday, October 3, Jr. Football@ Pottsville 5:30 pm Friday, October 4 Sr. Football @ Mena 7 p.m. (Homecoming) Saturday, October 5th, MHS Band Marching Comp. Library will be closed: Library is closed all day Friday. Club G1 Volleyball forms are in the office. Informational Meeting on September 25 in Bearcat Den. Deadline is October 5. The flu shot clinic is next Tuesday (oct 8th). FBLA members who want to attend Leadership Day at the State Fair need to see Mrs. Lindsey or Mrs. Torix for a permission slip and to sign up. There will be a BBQ dinner in the middle school cafeteria Friday before the game beginning at 5pm. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased Ms. Hobson or Mr.Morgan. To go plates are available also. Proceeds go to Mena Bearcat Band and the Bearcat Booster Club. Girls can sign up for a Powder Puff Football Tournament in Ms.Hobson’s room. Each class will have a team and compete against each other on November 4th. The cost is $3 to play and all proceeds go to Relay for Life. There will be a Homecoming Dance after the game Friday night in the Middle School cafeteria. It will cost $5 and ends at 11:30pm.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Jr. High Football games at Pottsville were cancelled tonight due to thunderstorms & lightning in the area. The teams are headed home & they will try to reschedule the games at a later date... GO BEARCATS!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The band boosters will be selling homecoming buttons and band buttons at the band concession during Friday’s football game! Go Bearcats!!!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Sr. Ladycats swept Little Rock McClellan Thursday 3-0 & 3-0.. The team is back in action at LR MIlls on Tuesday 10/8 at 4:30pm... GO LADYCATS!!!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena FFA!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
We LOVE our HHE parent volunteers! Thank you to Mrs. Shelby Garcia and Phoenix for doing an awesome job on our new Conference Room bulletin boards. WE appreciate YOU!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Thursday, October 3rd Reminders: No food or drinks outside this week for students in Lunch “B.” Check the Lost & Found box for any missing items. From Mrs. Smith: Tomorrow is the last day to turn in permission slips to attend the State Fair. Turn them in to either Mrs. Smith or Mrs. Sikes. From Mrs. Sikes: FBLA members need to read an important announcement on your FBLA google classroom today during ACHIEVE and respond to her. From Mrs. Rose: She needs to meet with the Principal’s Committee one more time. The Committee will meet right after these announcements. Homecoming Week Events: Tomorrow Morning: We will attend the Homecoming Pep Rally at MHS during ACHIEVE. The Pep Rally will begin at 10:30. I will give further details and instructions tomorrow morning. Tomorrow Night @ Bearcat Stadium: 6:15 pm – Homecoming ceremony 7:00 pm – Kickoff between the Mena Bearcats and the Pottsville Apaches Lunchtime Weather: Lunch Menu: Main Line – General Tso’s Beef, MTO Tortilla, MTO Nachos Pizza Line – Cheeseburger Pizza, Deli Sandwich, Popcorn Chicken Salad Concession Line – Hamburger, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Chicken Tenders Club / Group Meetings: At this time, the Principal’s Committee needs to go to Mrs. Rose’s office. At this time, 8th grade GT students need to go to the Cafeteria.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Thursday, October 3, 2019 Lunch Today: General TSO’s Beef, Hamburger, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Chicken Tenders, MTO Deli, MTO Tortilla Line We have Gatorade, Water, Chips, Beef Jerky and Rice Krispy Treats that are available for purchase if you have money in your lunch account. Students you must get a juice and/or fruit at breakfast. Students, please remember, you have to have money in your account to buy extras. Do not get extras unless you pay for it first. Students are not to be in the hallways during Lunch A or Lunch B. The library, cafeteria, or patio are available areas during lunch. All students who sold FFA Meat & Fruit Products need to turn in records to Mr. Collins or Mr. Maye by this Friday, October 4th. CLUB MEETINGS & SPORTS THIS WEEK Sept 30- October 4 Thursday, October 3rd Student Council Friday, October 4th Pep Rally starts at 10:30 Thursday, October 3 Volleyball vs. McClellan @ Mena 4 p.m. Thursday, October 3, Jr. Football@ Pottsville 5:30 pm Friday, October 4 Sr. Football @ Mena 7 p.m. (Homecoming) Saturday, October 5th, MHS Band Marching Comp. Library will be closed: Club G1 Volleyball forms are in the office. Informational Meeting on September 25 in Bearcat Den. Deadline is October 5. 9th Grade Quiz Bowl Practice tomorrow at MMS during ACHIEVE. The flu shot clinic is next Tuesday (oct 8th). FBLA members who want to attend Leadership Day at the State Fair need to see Mrs. Lindsey or Mrs. Torix for a permission slip and to sign up. There will be a BBQ dinner in the middle school cafeteria Friday before the game beginning at 5pm. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased Ms. Hobson or Mr.Morgan. To go plates are available also. Proceeds go to Mena Bearcat Band and the Bearcat Booster Club. Girls can sign up for a Powder Puff Football Tournament in Ms.Hobson’s room. Each class will have a team and compete against each other on November 4th. The cost is $3 to play and all proceeds go to Relay for Life. Spirit Week is September 30 - October 4 Dress up days are as follows. PLEASE make sure your spirit outfits are school appropriate and respectful or you will be asked to change. Friday: Bling OUT/Whiteout There will be a Homecoming Dance after the game Friday night in the Middle School cafeteria. It will cost $5 and ends at 11:30pm.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mrs. Vega's preschool class loves Throwback Thursday!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Homecoming Court, Band & Cheerleaders had a walk thru of the ceremony this morning at Bearcat Stadium. Remember the ceremony begins at 6:15pm Friday. See you there. GO BEARCATS!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Throwback Thursday! Ms. Katie Thomas & students have it covered!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Throwback Thursday! Spirit week continues in Mrs. Maddox's class at Louise Durham Elementary!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
HHE’s Ambassadors enjoyed “Backing the Bearcats” in the Homecoming Parade🐾
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
2019 Mena High School Homecoming Parade!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Our Louise Durham Elementary Carnival King and Queen are ready for the homecoming parade. Go Bearcats!!!!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The start time for the Homecoming Dinner has been changed to 4:30pm. Spread the word!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Austin Johnston will be participating in the 4A State Golf Tournament on Tuesday, October 8th in Heber Springs! GO AUSTIN! 10/8 – 9am shotgun start @ Red Apple Inn & Country Club. https://www.redappleinn.com/ https://members.ahsaa.org/…/2019/Golf_StateSitesDirInfo_201…
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to Devan Adams #43! The Bearcat Coaches selected Devan, a senior defensive back, as Farm Bureau Insurance Player of the Week (Week 4). Though it was Mena's first loss of the season, Devan stayed strong with an interception, 3 pass breakups, and multiple tackles. Devan is the son of Trina Adams, was born in Mena and raised on the family farm, known by locals as Campbell's Dairy, near Yocana. When not attending school, Devan enjoys hanging out with his friends and just about any physical sprt or hobby. Next year, he plans to attend UA Rich Mountain to begin his journey towards a career in Special Education or Physical Therapy. Head Coach Craig Bentley and Agent Nikki N. Cureton presented Devan with the Farm Bureau Insurance Game Ball. This Friday night the Bearcats face the Pottsville Apaches for Mena's Homecoming game for 2019. Get out there and support these young men! Farm Bureau Insurance is a proud supporter of Mena Bearcat athletics! #FBFootballPlayeroftheWeek2019 #Week4 #GoBEARCATS #OURcommunityIStheBEST
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Tennis Team knocked off DeQueen Tuesday 7-3.. The Girls excelled in Doubles play. Marissa Ortiz & Stephanie Lua won 6-0 plus Madi Linch & Lua won 6-1. On the boys side of the net Will Davis & Austin Rose won convincingly in singles play. Davis & Brendan Brown won their doubles match 6-1. So did the team of Luke Montgomery & Rose 6-3. That wrapped up the regular season & the team will play in the district tournament at Arkadelphia on Tuesday 10/8... GO BEARCATS!!!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
National School Custodian Day!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 Lunch Today: Chicken Potato Bowl, Double Cheeseburger, Hot Dog, Chicken Sandwich, MTO Boneless Wings, MTO Deli, Fiesta Pizza We have Gatorade, Water, Chips, Beef Jerky and Rice Krispy Treats that are available for purchase if you have money in your lunch account. Students you must get a juice and/or fruit at breakfast. Students, please remember, you have to have money in your account to buy extras. Do not get extras unless you pay for it first. Students are not to be in the hallways during Lunch A or Lunch B. The library, cafeteria, or patio are available areas during lunch. All students who sold FFA Meat & Fruit Products need to turn in records to Mr. Collins or Mr. Maye by this Friday, October 4th. CLUB MEETINGS & SPORTS THIS WEEK Sept 30- October 4 Wednesday, October 2nd NEHS Thursday, October 3rd Student Council Friday, October 4th Pep Rally starts at 10:30 Tuesday, October 1, Volleyball vs Fairview @ Mena 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 1, Tennis @ DeQueen 4:00 p.m. Thursday, October 3 Volleyball vs. McClellan @ Mena 4 p.m. Thursday, October 3, Jr. Football@ Pottsville 5:30 pm Friday, October 4 Sr. Football @ Mena 7 p.m. (Homecoming) Saturday, October 5th, MHS Band Marching Comp. Library will be closed: Wednesday Lunch B Club G1 Volleyball forms are in the office. Informational Meeting on September 25 in Bearcat Den. Deadline is October 5. 9th Grade Quiz Bowl Practice tomorrow at MMS during ACHIEVE. The flu shot clinic is next Tuesday (oct 8th). FBLA members who want to attend Leadership Day at the State Fair need to see Mrs. Lindsey or Mrs. Torix for a permission slip and to sign up. There will be a BBQ dinner in the middle school cafeteria Friday before the game beginning at 5pm. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased Ms. Hobson or Mr.Morgan. To go plates are available also. Proceeds go to Mena Bearcat Band and the Bearcat Booster Club. Girls can sign up for a Powder Puff Football Tournament in Ms.Hobson’s room. Each class will have a team and compete against each other on November 4th. The cost is $3 to play and all proceeds go to Relay for Life. Spirit Week is September 30 - October 4 Dress up days are as follows. PLEASE make sure your spirit outfits are school appropriate and respectful or you will be asked to change. Wednesday: Wild West Day Thursday: Throwback to the 50’s & 60’s Friday: Bling OUT/Whiteout There will be a Homecoming Parade Wednesday along Mena Street beginning at 5:30pm. HoCo Car Bash and Bonfire will immediately follow in the high school parking lot. There will be a Homecoming Dance after the game Friday night in the Middle School cafeteria. It will cost $5 and ends at 11:30pm. The first NEHS meeting is Wednesday, October 2 in Room 207, Mrs. Neufeld’s room. Current members and those who expressed interest in NEHS during the Club Fair should attend the meeting.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The annual Fall Carnival was Tuesday afternoon at Louise Durham Elementary!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Volleyball Team dominated Camden Fairview Tuesday @ the Union Bank Center. The Sr. JV won 2-1 & the Varsity won 3-0.. The Ladycats will host Little Rock McClellan on Thursday at 4pm... GO LADYCATS!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Aramark Client Appreciation Day! Mr Weston, Mena Superintendent, and Susan Bodey, Aramark Director pictured. Aramark prepared and provided lunch in appreciation to the Mena School District. We are proud of our partnership with Aramark. Thank you for your excellence, commitment, and positive food service climate.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 Lunch Today: Beef Enchiladas, Steak Melt, Chicken Tenders, Spicy Chicken Sandwich We have Gatorade, Water, Chips, Beef Jerky and Rice Krispy Treats that are available for purchase if you have money in your lunch account. Students you must get a juice and/or fruit at breakfast. Students, please remember, you have to have money in your account to buy extras. Do not get extras unless you pay for it first. Students are not to be in the hallways during Lunch A or Lunch B. The library, cafeteria, or patio are available areas during lunch. CLUB MEETINGS & SPORTS THIS WEEK Sept 30- October 4 Wednesday, October 2nd NEHS Thursday, October 3rd Student Council Friday, October 4th Pep Rally starts at 10:30 Tuesday, October 1, Volleyball vs Fairview @ Mena 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 1, Tennis @ DeQueen 4:00 p.m. Thursday, October 3 Volleyball vs. McClellan @ Mena 4 p.m. Thursday, October 3, Jr. Football@ Pottsville 5:30 pm Friday, October 4 Sr. Football @ Mena 7 p.m. (Homecoming) Saturday, October 5th, MHS Band Marching Comp. Library will be closed: Tuesday Lunch A Wednesday Lunch B Club G1 Volleyball forms are in the office. Informational Meeting on September 25 in Bearcat Den. Deadline is October 5. If you would like to donate blood there is a sign up sheet in the nurse's office. The blood drive is today! Be sure to bring your photo ID. The flu shot clinic is next Tuesday (oct 8th). Be sure to order your yearbook at the lowest price of $48 before October 1. You can also get four free icons when personalize your cover with your name and office. There will be a BBQ dinner in the middle school cafeteria Friday before the game beginning at 5pm. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased Ms. Hobson or Mr.Morgan. To go plates are available also. Proceeds go to Mena Bearcat Band and the Bearcat Booster Club. Seniors and Parents of Seniors: Be sure to order a full page senior ad in the 2020 MHS Yearbook by Tuesday, October 1, to take advantage of the Early Bird Special. By ordering a full page senior ad by October 1, you save $100 off the regular price. Girls can sign up for a Powder Puff Football Tournament in Ms.Hobson’s room. Each class will have a team and compete against each other on November 4th. The cost is $3 to play and all proceeds go to Relay for Life. Let Mrs. Thacker know if you want to take the PSAT test. The cost of the test is $12 unless you are on free/reduced lunches--then, it is free. It is a pre-SAT and the only way to qualify to be a National Merit Scholar. Please let me know by this Friday. The test is Oct. 16. Spirit Week is September 30 - October 4 Dress up days are as follows. PLEASE make sure your spirit outfits are school appropriate and respectful or you will be asked to change. Wednesday: Wild West Day Thursday: Throwback to the 50’s & 60’s Friday: Bling OUT/Whiteout There will be a Homecoming Parade Wednesday along Mena Street beginning at 5:30pm. HoCo Car Bash and Bonfire will immediately follow in the high school parking lot. There will be a Homecoming Dance after the game Friday night in the Middle School cafeteria. It will cost $5 and ends at 11:30pm. Teachers and Students, let’s get the classroom doors decorated for Spirit Week. Please have doors completed by Monday afternoon. The first NEHS meeting is Wednesday, October 2 in Room 207, Mrs. Neufeld’s room. Current members and those who expressed interest in NEHS during the Club Fair should attend the meeting.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Homecoming Parade
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena played at Shiloh Christian Monday & won 3-1. The Ladycats will play at the Union Bank Center on Tuesday 10/1 against Fairview. Games begin at 4:30pm... GO LADYCATS!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
AIr Evac will be practicing a landing at Bearcat Stadium on Tuesday at 10:00am... Please share this post & spread the word in order to eliminate any confusion... There is no emergency this is just a drill...
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Thirteen Mena High School and four Mena Middle School FBLA members are attending the Fall Leadership Conference today in Fort Smith.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Monday!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Bearcat Announcements September 30, 2019 Lunch Today: Chicken Fried Steak, Chicken Sandwich, Pizza, Pasta Line We have Gatorade, Water, Chips, Beef Jerky and Rice Krispy Treats that are available for purchase if you have money in your lunch account. Students you must get a juice and/or fruit at breakfast. Students, please remember, you have to have money in your account to buy extras. Do not get extras unless you pay for it first. Students are not to be in the hallways during Lunch A or Lunch B. The library, cafeteria, or patio are available areas during lunch. CLUB MEETINGS & SPORTS THIS WEEK Sept 30- October 4 Wednesday, October 2nd NEHS Thursday, October 3rd Student Council Friday, October 4th Pep Rally Tuesday, October 1, Volleyball vs Fairview @ Mena 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 1, Tennis @ DeQueen 4:00 p.m. Thursday, October 3 Volleyball vs. McClellan @ Mena 5 p.m. Thursday, October 3, Jr. Football@ Pottsville 5:30 pm Friday, October 4 Sr. Football @ Mena 7 p.m. (Homecoming) Saturday, October 5th, MHS Band Marching Comp. Library will be closed: Monday Lunch B Tuesday Lunch A Wednesday Lunch B Club G1 Volleyball forms are in the office. Informational Meeting on September 25 in Bearcat Den. Deadline is October 5. If you would like to donate blood there is a sign up sheet in the nurse's office. The blood drive is Tuesday Oct 1. Be sure to order your yearbook at the lowest price of $48 before October 1. You can also get four free icons when personalize your cover with your name and office or from any Bearcat Foundation member. To go plates are available also. Seniors and Parents of Seniors: Be sure to order a full page senior ad in the 2020 MHS Yearbook by Tuesday, October 1, to take advantage of the Early Bird Special. By ordering a full page senior ad by October 1, you save $100 off the regular price. Girls can sign up for a Powder Puff Football Tournament in Ms.Hobson’s room. Each class will have a team and compete against each other on November 4th. The cost is $3 to play and all proceeds go to Relay for Life. Let Mrs. Thacker know if you want to take the PSAT test. The cost of the test is $12 unless you are on free/reduced lunches--then, it is free. It is a pre-SAT and the only way to qualify to be a National Merit Scholar. Please let me know by this Friday. The test is Oct. 16. Spirit Week is September 30 - October 4 Dress up days are as follows. PLEASE make sure your spirit outfits are school appropriate and respectful or you will be asked to change. Monday: Patriotism Day Dress in Red, White, and Blue Tuesday: Trending Tuesday Wednesday: Wild West Day Thursday: Throwback to the 50’s & 60’s Friday: Bling OUT/Whiteout There will be a Homecoming Parade Wednesday along Mena Street beginning at 5:30pm. HoCo Car Bash and Bonfire will immediately follow in the high school parking lot. There will be a Homecoming Dance after the game next Friday night in the Middle School cafeteria. It will cost $5 and ends at 11:30pm. -The first art club meeting will be this today during Enrichment. This meeting is a free meeting, you do not need to have paid your dues to attend. You can pay dues anytime with me, Ms. Hoyle in room 404. Teachers and Students, let’s get the classroom doors decorated for Spirit Week. Please have doors completed by Monday afternoon. The first NEHS meeting is Wednesday, October 2 in Room 207, Mrs. Neufeld’s room. Current members and those who expressed interest in NEHS during the Club Fair should attend the meeting.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Homecoming Week!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Blood Drive Tuesday!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Basscats competed in the Trader Bills High School Bass Tournament on Sunday. Austin Johnston and Cason Cannon took 2nd place in the Senior high division. The Basscats will be back in action next weekend on Millwood Lake.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Sr Girls played in a tournament at Lakeside today. The Ladycats defeated Lake Hamilton and Pottsville 2-0 in pool play. Split with Marion 1-1 in pool play. The Ladycats tied for 1st in their pool & advanced to the gold bracket as the 2 seed. Mena fell to Lakeside, the eventual tournament champion, 2-0. The girls will play at Shiloh on Monday..
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Cross Country Team ran in the "Today's Bank Mansfield Invitational" Saturday. The top finishers for Mena were Allison Bates & Logan Myers. Check Complete results at the link https://ar.milesplit.com/meets/361236/results#.XY_oaEZKjIU
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Jr Ladycats played in the Jessieville Tournament on Saturday. The varisty won the championship in the Gold bracket against Batesville Southside. The JV won the championship in the silver bracket against Christian Ministries Academy. Go Ladycats!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The 2019-2020 FBLA officers have been selected: Sophia Vacca - President Shantal Tecson - Vice President Caroline Cannon - Secretary Elaina Aleshire - Treasurer Makayla Vega - Reporter Sophie Brewer - Historian
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena volleyball teams played at Malvern Thursday... The Sr high jv won 2-0 & the Sr high varsity won 3-0.. The Sr. Ladycats play in a tournament at Lakeside on Saturday... GO LADYCATS!!!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena volleyball teams are playing at Malvern.. The 7th grade won 3 to 0... The Jr High varsity won 2 to 0, 25 to 3 & 25 to 14... GO LADYCATS!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Homecoming Week!!!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
September 26, 2019 Lunch Today: Lasagna, Spicy Chicken, Pizza Burger, Chicken Tenders,m MTO Deli We have Gatorade, Water, Chips, Beef Jerky and Rice Krispy Treats that are available for purchase if you have money in your lunch account. Students you must get a juice and/or fruit at breakfast. Students, please remember, you have to have money in your account to buy extras. Do not get extras unless you pay for it first. Students are not to be in the hallways during Lunch A or Lunch B. The library, cafeteria, or patio are available areas during lunch. The library will be closed for Lunch A on Friday, the 27th. CLUB MEETINGS THIS WEEK Sept 25 - 27 Thurs: Art; Upward Bound Fri: Pep Rally FBLA members, please check your school email for information about fall conference and using Remind for FBLA information. Tomorrow is the last day to order Homecoming Shirts! The cost is $15 for size S-XL and $17 for size 2X-4X. Order in Ms.Hobson’s room and you must pay when you order. Club G1 Volleyball forms are in the office. Informational Meeting on September 25 in Bearcat Den. Deadline is October 5. Anyone who would like to join FBLA needs to bring their dues of $15 to Mrs. Lindsey in room 202 or Mrs. Torix in room 401 anytime. FBLA is open to anyone in grades 9-12 and we welcome all students! It’s not too late to go to FBLA Fall Conference (but it is too late to get a conference t-shirt). See Mrs. Lindsey for a permission slip today. The conference is on Monday, September 30. If you signed up and paid to go to FBLA fall conference but did not attend the FBLA meeting last week, see Mrs. Lindsey for details about the trip this week. The conference is Monday. If you would like to donate blood there is a sign up sheet in the nurse's office. The blood drive is Tuesday Oct 1. Please return your flu shot forms (Students there are 2 pages) TODAY! Be sure to order your yearbook at the lowest price of $48 before October 1. You can also get four free icons when personalize your cover with your name and office or from any Bearcat Foundation member. To go plates are available also. Girls can sign up for a Powder Puff Football Tournament in Ms.Hobson’s room. Each class will have a team and compete against each other on November 4th. The cost is $3 to play and all proceeds go to Relay for Life. Let Mrs. Thacker know if you want to take the PSAT test. The cost of the test is $12 unless you are on free/reduced lunches--then, it is free. It is a pre-SAT and the only way to qualify to be a National Merit Scholar. Please let me know by this Friday. The test is Oct. 16. Spirit Week is September 30 - October 4 Dress up days are as follows. PLEASE make sure your spirit outfits are school appropriate and respectful or you will be asked to change. Monday: Patriotism Day Dress in Red, White, and Blue Tuesday: Trending Tuesday Wednesday: Wild West Day Thursday: Throwback to the 50’s & 60’s Friday: Bling OUT/Whiteout -The first art club meeting will be this today during Enrichment. This meeting is a free meeting, you do not need to have paid your dues to attend. You can pay dues anytime with me, Ms. Hoyle in room 404.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Volleyball teams will play this Saturday. The Sr. High in a Tournament at Lakeside & the Jr. High in a tournament at Jessieville… There have been changes to the Jessieville Tournament since our previous post...
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Don't Miss Out on Savings! Tuesday, October 1, will be the last chance to order your 2020 MHS Yearbook for the lowest price of $48! The price will increase on October 2 to $53. Also, October 1 is the last chance to get Four Free Icons on your yearbook cover when you personalize it with your name. You may order online with a debit or credit card at www.jostensyearbooks.com or pay with cash or check in Mr. Philpot's room 205 at the high school.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Skills for life. Learning to fill out the 1040 tax form in Molly Lindsey's class at Mena High School..
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Cheesecakes arrived at the Paul Gray Band Hall this afternoon... If you purchased one from a band member look for them to be delivered later today!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Lunch Today: Walking Tacos, Hamburgers, Chicken Sandwich We have Gatorade, Water, Chips, Beef Jerky and Rice Krispy Treats that are available for purchase if you have money in your lunch account. Students you must get a juice and/or fruit at breakfast. Students, please remember, you have to have money in your account to buy extras. Do not get extras unless you pay for it first. Students are not to be in the hallways during Lunch A or Lunch B. The library, cafeteria, or patio are available areas during lunch. CLUB MEETINGS THIS WEEK Sept 25 - 27 Tues - UofA Rep in Rm 403 (Srs only) Wed - AR TECHgrade, as well as faculty, will be today, September 24 here at Mena High School. The pictures will be taken in the middle school safe room. FBLA members, please check your school email for information about fall conference and using Remind for FBLA information. If you are interested in joining NEHS and you missed it during the Club Fair, go see Mrs. Neufeld in Room 207 by today! Tomorrow is the last day to order Homecoming Shirts! The cost is $15 for size S-XL and $17 for size 2X-4X. Order in Ms.Hobson’s room and you must pay when you order. Club G1 Volleyball forms are in the office. Informational Meeting on September 25 in Bearcat Den. Deadline is October 5. Anyone who would like to join FBLA needs to bring their dues of $15 to Mrs. Lindsey in room 202 or Mrs. Torix in room 401 anytime. FBLA is open to anyone in grades 9-12 and we welcome all students! It’s not too late to go to FBLA Fall Conference (but it is too late to get a conference t-shirt). See Mrs. Lindsey for a permission slip today. The conference is on Monday, September 30. If you signed up and paid to go to FBLA fall conference but did not attend the FBLA meeting last week, see Mrs. Lindsey for details about the trip this week. The conference is Monday. If you would like to donate blood there is a sign up sheet in the nurse's office. The blood drive is Tuesday Oct 1. Please return your flu shot forms (Students there are 2 pages) by this Thursday. Be sure to order your yearbook at the lowest price of $48 before October 1. You can also get four free icons when personalize your cover with your nameband office or from any Bearcat Foundation member. To go plates are available also. Girls can sign up for a Powder Puff Football Tournament in Ms.Hobson’s room. Each class will have a team and compete against each other on November 4th. The cost is $3 to play and all proceeds go to Relay for Life. Let Mrs. Thacker know if you want to take the PSAT test. The cost of the test is $12 unless you are on free/reduced lunches--then, it is free. It is a pre-SAT and the only way to qualify to be a National Merit Scholar. Please let me know by this Friday. The test is Oct. 16. -The first art club meeting will be this Thursday during Enrichment. This meeting is a free meeting, you do not need to have paid your dues to attend. You can pay dues anytime with me, Ms. Hoyle in room 404.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Tennis Team Continued to rack up the wins Tuesday when they hosted Booneville at McMillan Park. Stephanie Lua & Marissa Ortiz won their doubles match & each won in singles as well...Eli Cook & Wilson Hughes as well as Luke Montgomery & Brendon Brown won in doubles play. Will Davis, Austin Rose, Cook & Hughes also won their singles matches. A pair of matches were rained out near the end of the day.. The team will play again on Tuesday, October 1st at DeQueen..
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Ladycats played at Magnolia Tuesday night... The Jr high jv won 2-1, Jr high varsity won 2-0 & the Sr high varsity won 3-0...
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Sr. Volleyball will play in the Lakeside Tournament on Saturday 9/28/19!!! Jr. Volleyball will play in the Jessieville Tournament on Saturday 9/28/19!!! Pool play starts at 9:00am at both tournaments. See the schedules below..
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The quarterly meeting of the Mena Public Schools Health and Wellness Committee will take place on Tuesday, September 24th, 3:30 pm. The meeting will be held in the Mena Middle School Library
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Monday, September 23rd Reminders: Flu shot forms are due tomorrow. FBLA members will meet in Mrs. Sikes’ room right after these announcements. Club G1 volleyball registration forms are in the office. There are fliers in the office for anyone interested in information about Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. From Mrs. Moore: There will be no 7th grade GT meeting this week. From Mrs. Sikes: The 2019-2020 FBLA officers have been selected: Sophia Vacca - President Shantal Tecson - Vice President Caroline Cannon - Secretary Elaina Aleshire - Treasurer Makayla Vega - Reporter Sophie Brewer - Historian Lunchtime Weather: We will be inside today. You are not allowed to use your personal device while eating lunch. Once you’ve eaten and moved into the hallway, however, you may use your device. Keep the volume off or use earbuds. Lunch Menu: Main Line – Meatloaf, MTO Waffle Bar Pizza Line – Sausage Pizza, Deli Sandwich, Ham Chef Salad Concession Line – Cheeseburger, Chicken Sandwich, Rib Patty Sandwich Club / Group Meetings: At this time, 6th grade GT students need to go to the Conference Room. At this time, FBLA members and newly-selected officers need to go to Mrs. Sikes’ room.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
3rd grade Math /science teachers at HHE are doing unusual strategies to help kids understand decompose/distributive properties in math. Mrs. Woodral is "fishing" Mrs. Parsons is "cooking" and Mrs. White is doing surgery! All 120ish students will rotate through all 3 teachers.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Spirit Week is September 30 - October 4 Dress up days are as follows. PLEASE make sure your spirit outfits are school appropriate and respectful or you will be asked to change.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
HHE Family Night is still on GO!!!!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements Date: Monday, September 23, 2019 Lunch Today: Chicken Sandwich, Meatloaf, Cheeseburger, Rib Patty Sandwich, Sausage Pizza, MTO Waffle Bar, MTO Deli We have Gatorade, Water, Chips, Beef Jerky and Rice Krispy Treats that are available for purchase if you have money in your lunch account. Students you must get a juice and/or fruit at breakfast. Students, please remember, you have to have money in your account to buy extras. Do not get extras unless you pay for it first. Students are not to be in the hallways during Lunch A or Lunch B. The library, cafeteria, or patio are available areas during lunch. CLUB MEETINGS THIS WEEK Sept 25 - 27 Tues - UofA Rep in Rm 403 (Srs only) Wed - AR TECH Rep in Rm 403 (Srs only) & Unified Cheer Thurs - Art & Upward Bound Fri - Pep Rally Bearcat/Ladycat Sports Sept 23 - 28 Mon - VB @ Waldron Tues - VB @ Magnolia; TN vs Booneville Thurs - JrFootball @ Ozark; VB @ Malvern Fri - SrFootball vs Ozark Sat - JrVB @ Jessieville; SrVB @ Lakeside; XC @ Mansfield Library Lunch Closings this week Friday, Lunch A closed Senior Picture Retakes and Make-Up Pictures is taking place today. Due to maintenance in the MHS safe room, we will be doing the pictures in the middle school safe room. For anyone who missed Senior Pictures in July, we will need your pictures for the yearbook. Anyone who wishes to get retakes, it will be $10 for the session. Please wait for your name to be called out to come to the safe room for your photo session. School Day pictures with Lifetouch for students in 9th, 10th, and 11th grade, as well as faculty, will be tomorrow, September 24 here at Mena High School. The pictures will be taken in the middle school safe room. If you are interested in joining NEHS and you missed it during the Club Fair, go see Mrs. Neufeld in Room 207 by Tuesday, Sept 24. Homecoming Shirts are available for preorder in Ms.Hobson’s room. The cost is $15 for size S-XL and $17 for size 2X-4X. You must pay when you order and the deadline is September 25th. Club G1 Volleyball forms are in the office. Informational Meeting on September 25 in Bearcat Den. Deadline is October 5. Book Club meeting is today in the library with Mrs. Jackson. Please come even if you haven’t paid your dues. $10 is due by next Friday, Sept. 27. Anyone who would like to join FBLA needs to bring their dues of $15 to Mrs. Lindsey in room 202 or Mrs. Torix in room 401 anytime. FBLA is open to anyone in grades 9-12 and we welcome all students! It’s not too late to go to FBLA Fall Conference (but it is too late to get a conference t-shirt). See Mrs. Lindsey for a permission slip today. The conference is on Monday, September 30. If you would like to donate blood there is a sign up sheet in the nurse's office. The blood drive is Tuesday Oct 1. Be sure to order your yearbook at the lowest price of $48 before October 1. You can also get four free icons when personalize your cover with your name ($6 for name personalization). See Mr. Philpot to order or for more information in room 205. The Mena Bearcat Foundation and the Mena Band Boosters will be holding the annual BBQ Fundraiser @ Mena Middle School from 5:00-6:30 on Oct. 4th before homecoming. Tickets are $10 and are available through either band office or from any Bearcat Foundation member. To go plates are available also. Girls can sign up for a Powder Puff Football Tournament in Ms.Hobson’s room. Each class will have a team and compete against each other on November 4th. The cost is $3 to play and all proceeds go to Relay for Life. Let Mrs. Thacker know if you want to take the PSAT test. The cost of the test is $12 unless you are on free/reduced lunches--then, it is free. It is a pre-SAT and the only way to qualify to be a National Merit Scholar. Please let me know by this Friday. The test is Oct. 16. Recycle: Please place only cans and plastic bottles in the RED recycle containers and your paper in the BLUE containers in the hallways. Spirit Week is September 30 - October 4 Dress up days are as follows. PLEASE make sure your spirit outfits are school appropriate and respectful or you will be asked to change. Monday: Patriotism Day Dress in Red, White, and Blue Tuesday: Trending Tuesday Wednesday: Wild West Day Thursday: Throwback to the 50’s & 60’s Friday: Bling OUT/Whiteout
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena/Ozark enter September 27th showdown in Max Preps top ten... Click the link for the complete rankings. https://www.maxpreps.com/…/mena-bearc…/football/rankings.htm
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Junior Ladycats felt right at home today in the familiarity of the Union Bank Center in the Junior Ladycat Classic, advancing to the finals where they took on defeated Paris 2-1. The win over Paris crowned the Junior Ladycats the champions of the 2019 Junior Ladycat Classic Volleyball Tournament gold bracket.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Lets here it for the 3rd grade !!!!! They won the spirit award at the Holly Harshman Peace Day Pep Rally!!! GO 3rd GRADE BEARCATS!!!!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Holly Harshman Elementary students & staff capped off peace day with a pep rally. A big thanks to Mr. Vacca for bringing his therapy dog to meet everyone. "Say No to Violence and Yes to Peace!"
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements Date: Friday, September 20, 2019 Lunch Today: Chicken Sandwich, MTO Deli, Burrito w/Cheese, MTO Baked Potato, Corn Dogs We have Gatorade, Water, Chips, Beef Jerky and Rice Krispy Treats that are available for purchase if you have money in your lunch account. Students you must get a juice ou personalize your cover with your name ($6 for name personalization). See Mr. Philpot to order or for more information in room 205. Anyone who would like to join FBLA needs to bring their dues of $15 to Mrs. Lindsey in room 202 or Mrs. Torix in room 401 anytime. FBLA is open to anyone in grades 9-12 and we welcome all students! It’s not too late to go to FBLA Fall Conference (but it is too late to get a conference t-shirt). See Mrs. Lindsey for a permission slip today. The conference is on Monday, September 30. FCCLA dues of $15 may be paid to Mrs. Hobson (room 200) or Mrs. Wilson (room 412) anytime this week. The deadline to register for STAR Events is Friday, September 18. Girls can sign up for a Powder Puff Football Tournament in Ms.Hobson’s room. Each class will have a team and compete against each other on November 4th. The cost is $3 to play and all proceeds go to Relay for Life. Homecoming Shirts are available for preorder in Ms.Hobson’s room. The cost is $15 for size S-XL and $17 for size 2X-4X. You must pay when you order and the deadline is September 25th. Senior Picture Retakes and Make-Up Pictures will be on Monday, September 23 here at the Mena High School safe room. For anyone who missed Senior Pictures in July, we will need your pictures for the yearbook. Anyone who wishes to get retakes, it will be $10 for the session. School Day pictures with Lifetouch for students in 9th, 10th, and 11th grade, as well as faculty, will be on Tuesday, September 24 here at Mena High School. Picture order forms will be sent out next week. Even if you don’t plan to order pictures, we still need you to have your picture taken for the yearbook. Let Mrs. Thacker know if you want to take the PSAT test. The cost of the test is $12 unless you are on free/reduced lunches--then, it is free. It is a pre-SAT and the only way to qualify to be a National Merit Scholar. Please let me know by this Friday. The test is Oct. 16. Recycle: Please place only cans and plastic bottles in the RED recycle containers and your paper in the BLUE containers in the hallways. ACT Registration in the counseling center today -Friday during enrichment. Ms. Johnson is screening foreign exchange students for ESL services today in the library lab; they need their charged Chromebooks with them. (Teachers: Please excuse Wuttipat (Jorm) 1st, Ronja 1st-2nd , Tam 2nd- , Thanh 2nd- , -- Will update as I pull them!) If you are interested in joining NEHS and you missed it during the Club Fair, go see Mrs. Neufeld in Room 207 by Tuesday, Sept 24. CLUB MEETINGS THIS WEEK Sept 18 - 20: Fri: Robotics, Book Club, FCS Bearcat/Ladycat Sports Sept 16 - 21 Sat: Volleyball Jr. Ladycat Classic Library Lunch Closings this week: Friday, Lunch A closed The Mena Bearcat Foundation and the Mena Band Boosters will be holding the annual BBQ Fundraiser @ Mena Middle School from 5:00-6:30 on Oct. 4th before homecoming. Tickets are $10 and are available through either band office or from any Bearcat Foundation member. To go plates are available also. Book Club meeting is today in the library with Mrs. Jackson. Please come even if you haven’t paid your dues. $10 is due by next Friday, Sept. 27. If you would like to donate blood there is a sign up sheet in the nurse's office. The blood drive is Tuesday Oct 1. The Mena Band is hosting a zipline fundraiser at the Blue Zipline and Farm this Thursday, Friday, and Sunday. 50% of the money raised will be donated to the band. To schedule a tour you can go to https://blueziplinefarm.com/ Students are not to be in the hallways during Lunch A or Lunch B. The library, cafeteria, or patio are available areas during lunch. Be sure to order your yearbook at the lowest price of $48 before October 1. You can also get four free icons when
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Tennis Team is on a roll & it continued on Thursday in a dual meet with Malvern & Hope... Marisa Ortiz & Stephanie Lua both won their singles match & team up to win doubles as well 6-1... In boys doubles play the team of Luke Montgomery/Brendon Brown won 6-0.. Eli Cook/Wilson Hughes won 6-4 & Austin Rose/Will Davis won 6-0.. Cook, Davis & Rose also won convincingly in singles play... See Mena Tennis in action on Tuesday at 4pm when they play Booneville at McMillan Park.. GO BEARCATS!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Ladycats Volleyball Team played Arkadelphia at the UBC Thursday... The Jr. High won 2-0, the Sr. High JV won and the Sr. Varsity 3-0..... The Jr. High Ladycat Classic begins at 9am Saturday in the UBC & the Sr. High will play Monday @ Waldron... Go Ladycats!!!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Dardanelle-56 Bearcats-8. Mena never got on track as Dardanelle blasted out of the gate & never looked back... The Jr. Teams will play at Ozark on Thursday 9/26...
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena 7th Grade Football Team got off to a fast start & never looked back enroute to a 40-0 win on Thursday night at Bearcat Stadium.. The Jr. Teams are back in action on 9/26 at Ozark!! GO BEARCATS!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Jr. High Volleyball Classic is this Saturday at the Union Bank Center... Games begin at 9am !!! GO LADYCATS!!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The first Jr. High pep rally of the year was Thursday at Jim Rackley Gymnasium. Dubbed "Throwback Thursday"! Go Bearcats Beat Dardanelle! Go Ladycats Beat Arkadelphia!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mrs. Bridgett, Ms. Becky and Lily from the U of A extension office, came to our classes today and discussed the importance of apples! They made apple crisp for all the kids to eat and it was yummy!!! The students were also given special plates and a magazine with apple recipes!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements Date: Thursday, September 19, 2019 Lunch Today:Sweet/Sour Chicken, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, MTO Deli, Chicken Tenders, BBQ Cheeseburger, MTO Tortilla Line We have Gatorade, Water, Chips, Beef Jerky and Rice Krispy Treats that are available for purchase if you have money in your lunch account. Students you must get a juice and/or fruit at breakfast. Students, please remember, you have to have money in your account to buy extras. Do not get extras unless you pay for it first. CLUB MEETINGS THIS WEEK Sept 18 - 20: Thurs: FBLA Fri: Robotics, Book Club, FCS Bearcat/Ladycat Sports Sept 16 - 21 Thurs: JrFootball vs Dardanelle; Volleyball vs Arkadelphia; Tennis @ Malvern Sat: Volleyball Jr. Ladycat Classic Library Lunch Closings this week: Friday, Lunch A closed The Mena Bearcat Foundation and the Mena Band Boosters will be holding the annual BBQ Fundraiser @ Mena Middle School from 5:00-6:30 on Oct. 4th before homecoming. Tickets are $10 and are available through either band office or from any Bearcat Foundation member. To go plates are available also. Book Club meeting is tomorrow in the library with Mrs. Jackson. Please come even if you haven’t paid your dues. $10 is due by next Friday, Sept. 27. If you would like to donate blood there is a sign up sheet in the nurse's office. The blood drive is Tuesday Oct 1. The Mena Band is hosting a zipline fundraiser at the Blue Zipline and Farm this Thursday, Friday, and Sunday. 50% of the money raised will be donated to the band. To schedule a tour you can go to https://blueziplinefarm.com/ Students are not to be in the hallways during Lunch A or Lunch B. The library, cafeteria, or patio are available areas during lunch. Be sure to order your yearbook at the lowest price of $48 before October 1. You can also get four free icons when you personalize your cover with your name ($6 for name personalization). See Mr. Philpot to order or for more information in room 205.. Anyone who would like to join FBLA needs to bring their dues of $15 to Mrs. Lindsey in room 202 or Mrs. Torix in room 401 anytime. FBLA is open to anyone in grades 9-12 and we welcome all students! It’s not too late to go to FBLA Fall Conference (but it is too late to get a conference t-shirt). See Mrs. Lindsey for a permission slip today. The conference is on Monday, September 30. FBLA will hold our first meeting of the year today in the choir room (room 203) during Enrichment. This is for paid members but you can pay your $15 dues at the meeting. FCCLA dues of $15 may be paid to Mrs. Hobson (room 200) or Mrs. Wilson (room 412) anytime this week. The deadline to register for STAR Events is Friday, September 18. Girls can sign up for a Powder Puff Football Tournament in Ms.Hobson’s room. Each class will have a team and compete against each other on November 4th. The cost is $3 to play and all proceeds go to Relay for Life. Homecoming Shirts are available for preorder in Ms.Hobson’s room. The cost is $15 for size S-XL and $17 for size 2X-4X. You must pay when you order and the deadline is September 25th. Senior Picture Retakes and Make-Up Pictures will be on Monday, September 23 here at the Mena High School safe room. For anyone who missed Senior Pictures in July, we will need your pictures for the yearbook. Anyone who wishes to get retakes, it will be $10 for the session. School Day pictures with Lifetouch for students in 9th, 10th, and 11th grade, as well as faculty, will be on Tuesday, September 24 here at Mena High School. Picture order forms will be sent out next week. Even if you don’t plan to order pictures, we still need you to have your picture taken for the yearbook. Book Club will meet Friday in the library. Dues are $10. Unified Champion Schools will meet Wednesday during Enrichment in Room 214. Come and see what is happening and get involved. Please let Mrs. Thacker know if you want to take the PSAT test. The cost of the test is $12 unless you are on free/reduced lunches--then, it is free. It is a pre-SAT and the only way to qualify to be a National Merit Scholar. Please let me know by this Friday. The test is Oct. 16. Recycle: Please place only cans and plastic bottles in the RED recycle containers and your paper in the BLUE containers in the hallways. ACT Registration in the counseling center today -Friday during enrichment. Spirit Week is September 30 - October 4 Dress up days are as follows. PLEASE make sure your spirit outfits are school appropriate or you will be asked to change. Monday: ‘Merica Day Dress in Red, White, and Blue Tuesday: TikTok Day Dress Eboy/VSCO girl Wednesday: Wild West Day Thursday: Throwback to the 50’s & 60’s Friday: Iced Out Day/Whiteout Wear your bling and Iced out Prescott Ms. Johnson is screening foreign exchange students for ESL services today in R; they need their charged Chromebooks with them. (Teachers: Please excuse Eduardo F.H. 2nd period, Yashuo Ma 3rd period, Vy Dang Enrichment & 4th period, Anh Phi 5th-6th periods. Lun Hsu 6th-7th periods. Will update as I pull them!) The Jr. High Quiz Bowl team (9th grade GT students) will not have practice at the middle school during TEAM on Thursday, September 19th. However, the Sr. High Quiz Bowl team will meet after school (Thursday) at the Holly Harshman campus.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Middle School teachers were treated to breakfast in Mrs. Smith's Family & Consumer Science room before classes began this morning...
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Austin Johnston was the runner up medalist at the 7-4A District Match at Degray Wednesday. Austin is All-conference. & has qualified for the state golf match.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mark your calendars for the “Pack the Back” event with Southwest EMS! Let’s pack the ambulance with items for our Comfort Closet on Monday, September 23 from 5-6 at Holly Harshman Elementary!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
7th and JR JV volleyball games for Thursday have been cancelled. Arkadelphia is unable to bring them. There will be a 7th grade intersquad scrimmage starting at 3:45 and JR V will start at 4:30.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Homecoming Dance!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
HIPPIE DAY on Friday at Holly Harshman Elementary to celebrate saying "No to Violence and Yes to Peace" for PEACE Day on Friday.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 Lunch Today: Cheese Ravioli, MTO Boneless Wings, MTO Deli, Rib Patty Sandwich, Chicken Sandwich We have Gatorade, Water, Chips, Beef Jerky and Rice Krispy Treats that are available for purchase if you have money in your lunch account. Students you must get a juice and/or fruit at breakfast. CLUB MEETINGS THIS WEEK Sept 18 - 20: Tuesday: UAFS College Representative - for seniors (rm 403) Wed: Sci-Fi, UCS Thurs: FBLA Fri: Robotics, Book Club, FCS Bearcat/Ladycat Sports Sept 16 - 21 Wed: Golf @ Arkadelphia Thurs: JrFootball vs Dardanelle; Volleyball vs Arkadelphia; Tennis @ Malvern Sat: Volleyball Jr. Ladycat Classic Library Lunch Closings this week: Wednesday, Lunch B closed Friday, Lunch A closed The Mena Bearcat Foundation and the Mena Band Boosters will be holding the annual BBQ Fundraiser @ Mena Middle School from 5:00-6:30 on Oct. 4th before homecoming. Tickets are $10 and are available through either band office or from any Bearcat Foundation member. To go plates are available also. If you would like to donate blood there is a sign up sheet in the nurse's office. The blood drive is Tuesday Oct 1. The Mena Band is hosting a zipline fundraiser at the Blue Zipline and Farm this Thursday, Friday, and Sunday. 50% of the money raised will be donated to the band. To schedule a tour you can go to https://blueziplinefarm.com/ Auditions for the Yellow Boat, which is the SCHOOL PLAY this year, will be TODAY from 3:30-5:30 and 7-8 pm in the PAC.Callbacks will be Thursday from 7-8 pm. Anyone is welcome to audition for the play, you do not have to be in Theatre. If you are interested, pick up audition material in Ms. Kropp's room 201. Make sure to bring your calendar with any conflicts through November. Students are not to be in the hallways during Lunch A or Lunch B. The library, cafeteria, or patio are available areas during lunch. Be sure to order your yearbook at the lowest price of $48 before October 1. You can also get four free icons when you personalize your cover with your name ($6 for name personalization). See Mr. Philpot to order or for more information in room 205.. Anyone who would like to join FBLA needs to bring their dues of $15 to Mrs. Lindsey in room 202 or Mrs. Torix in room 401 anytime. FBLA is open to anyone in grades 9-12 and we welcome all students! It’s not too late to go to FBLA Fall Conference (but it is too late to get a conference t-shirt). See Mrs. Lindsey for a permission slip today. The conference is on Monday, September 30. FBLA will hold our first meeting of the year on Thursday in the choir room (room 203) during Enrichment. This is for paid members but you can pay your $15 dues at the meeting. FCCLA dues of $15 may be paid to Mrs. Hobson (room 200) or Mrs. Wilson (room 412) anytime this week. The deadline to register for STAR Events is Friday, September 18. Girls can sign up for a Powder Puff Football Tournament in Ms.Hobson’s room. Each class will have a team and compete against each other on November 4th. The cost is $3 to play and all proceeds go to Relay for Life. Homecoming Shirts are available for preorder in Ms.Hobson’s room. The cost is $15 for size S-XL and $17 for size 2X-4X. You must pay when you order and the deadline is September 25th. Senior Picture Retakes and Make-Up Pictures will be on Monday, September 23 here at the Mena High School safe room. For anyone who missed Senior Pictures in July, we will need your pictures for the yearbook. Anyone who wishes to get retakes, it will be $10 for the session. School Day pictures with Lifetouch for students in 9th, 10th, and 11th grade, as well as faculty, will be on Tuesday, September 24 here at Mena High School. Picture order forms will be sent out next week. Even if you don’t plan to order pictures, we still need you to have your picture taken for the yearbook. Sci-Fi Club Meeting this Wednesday during Enrichment in the PAC. Book Club will meet Friday in the library. Dues are $10. Unified Champion Schools will meet Wednesday during Enrichment in Room 214. Come and see what is happening and get involved. Please let Mrs. Thacker know if you want to take the PSAT test. The cost of the test is $12 unless you are on free/reduced lunches--then, it is free. It is a pre-SAT and the only way to qualify to be a National Merit Scholar. Please let me know by this Friday. The test is Oct. 16. Recycle: Please place only cans and plastic bottles in the RED recycle containers and your paper in the BLUE containers in the hallways. ACT Registration in the counseling center today -Friday during enrichment.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Tennis blanked Booneville on Tuesday 12-0. Winning all the singles & doubles matches. Those in action included Stephanie Lua, Marissa Ortiz, Will Davis, Austin Rose, Eli Cook, Wilson Hughes, Luke Montgomery & Brendon Brown.. Congratulations & GO BEARCATS!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to Mena Golf athlete Chloe Rocha for competing in the 7-4A District Golf Tournament at Degray on Tuesday.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena School Board conducted their annual Report to the Public meeting on Tuesday night. The evening began with a Facilities Meeting which included a one hour update on facilities, improvements & the five year plan. In total the district buildings include 430,000 square feet with a replacement cost of 71 million dollars. Improvements over the past year were reviewed as well as those on the horizon & additions to the five year plan. That was followed by the annual Report the the Public Meeting. Mr. Benny Weston began on the district financial status. The end of year balance was $4,185,544.06 which is set aside for emergencies & potential shortfalls. Weston went on to state that the district currently employs 229 people & that 67% of the districts students qualify for free or reduced meals. Paulette Sherrer spoke briefly on curriculum & testing. She shared a graph with those in attendance which show the students in the district are meeting or exceeding the national average. Louise Durham Principal Jimma Holder says that enrollment in kindergarten has increased to 170 students & that the number of students testing proficient & exceeding have increased. Principal Tamara Smart from Holly Harshman Elementary noted a gain in ACT Aspire scores in each grade. Mena Middle School Principal Cliff Sherrer reported a total of 400 students over the three grades. He is excited about the upcoming student council elections as MMS has not had a student council for a number of years. Sherrer also added that many improvements have been added to the science curriculum. 526 students are currently enrolled at Mena High School & Principal David Maxwell told the board that is an increase of 32 students. In addition he reported that students performed well above the state average on the Aspire testing & that he is planning to improve those scores even more. Maxwell also ran down a long list of concurrent courses which have been added at Mena High School. It was at this point in the meeting that a number of VIP's interrupted the meeting to award Superintendent Benny Weston with an award as the Arkansas Association of Educational Administrators. (see photos & details on our social media & website) Mrs. Bridget Buckley, MHS Assistant Principal & PCVA Director, reported an enrollment of twenty nine in the Polk County Virtual Academy & a positive response to a change in curriculum. Finally Mrs. Paulette Sherrer announced an increase in federal funding & an increase of fifteen students to the schools gifted & talented program. After a short break the September School Board meeting was conducted. It was a very brief meeting that included an executive session. Afterwards the board approved a one time bonus of $1,000.00 for Mr. Weston in recognition of his well-deserved accomplishment of Arkansas 2020 Superintendent of the Year. The School Board meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at the Administration Building.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena cross country team competed in the Tom Stuthard Stampede on Tuesday. The top finishers for Mena were: Chaniti Hall - 5th Jr. Girls Brody Brown - 6th Jr. Boys Danielle Hill - Sr. Girls Logan Myers - 3rd Sr. Boys See the complete results by clicking on the link https://ar.milesplit.com/meets/366573/results/666076/raw…
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycat volleyball teams played at Bauxite Tuesday night. The Jr. High JV won 2-1. The Jr. High Varsity won 2-0 & the Sr. Ladycats won 3-0.. Mena plays next host Arkadelphia on Thursday at the UBC. GO LADYCATS!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mr. Benny Weston has been named the Arkansas Association of Educational Administrators Superintendent of the Year. Richard Abernathy presented the award at the annual report to the public on Tuesday night at the administration building. A number present & former superintendents from around the state also attended. Congratulations to the Boss Bearcat!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
EAST Students, Seth Fruen, 9th Grade, and Riley Bentley, 7th, created this website. https://sethfruen22.wixsite.com/dailydog They have partnered with the Mena Pound for their project. They did all the work. -- photographed, made notes about the animals and created this website. Please forward the link to your relatives and friends, through Social Media and text messages, etc., to get the word out. You can't search the Internet to find it because it cost to publish it. It can only be found by the direct link.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements Date: Tuesday, September 17 2019 Lunch Today: Salisbury steak, Cheeseburger, Spicy Chicken Sand, Chicken Tenders, MTO Tortilla Line, Meat Lovers Pizza, MTO Deli, Cobb Salad We have Gatorade, Water, Chips, Beef Jerky and Rice Krispy Treats that are available for purchase if you have money in your lunch account. Students you must get a juice and/or fruit at breakfast. CLUB MEETINGS THIS WEEK Sept 18 - 20: Tuesday: UAFS College Representative - for seniors (rm 403) Wed: Sci-Fi, UCS Thurs: FBLA Fri: Robotics, Book Club, FCS Bearcat/Ladycat Sports Sept 16 - 21 Tues: Volleyball @ Bauxite; Golf@ Arkadelphia; Tennis @ Booneville; Cross Country @ Acorn Wed: Golf @ Arkadelphia Thurs: JrFootball vs Dardanelle; Volleyball vs Arkadelphia; Tennis @ Malvern Sat: Volleyball Jr. Ladycat Classic Library Lunch Closings this week: Monday, Lunch B closed Wednesday, Lunch B closed Friday, Lunch A closed Auditions for the Yellow Boat, which is the SCHOOL PLAY this year, will be TODAY from 3:30-5:30 and 7-8 pm in the PAC.Callbacks will be Thursday from 7-8 pm. Anyone is welcome to audition for the play, you do not have to be in Theatre. If you are interested, pick up audition material in Ms. Kropp's room 201. Make sure to bring your calendar with any conflicts through November. Students are not to be in the hallways during Lunch A or Lunch B. The library, cafeteria, or patio are available areas during lunch. Be sure to order your yearbook at the lowest price of $48 before October 1. You can also get four free icons when you personalize your cover with your name ($6 for name personalization). See Mr. Philpot to order or for more information in room 205.. Anyone who would like to join FBLA needs to bring their dues of $15 to Mrs. Lindsey in room 202 or Mrs. Torix in room 401 anytime. FBLA is open to anyone in grades 9-12 and we welcome all students! It’s not too late to go to FBLA Fall Conference (but it is too late to get a conference t-shirt). See Mrs. Lindsey for a permission slip today. The conference is on Monday, September 30. FBLA will hold our first meeting of the year on Thursday in the choir room (room 203) during Enrichment. This is for paid members but you can pay your $15 dues at the meeting. FCCLA dues of $15 may be paid to Mrs. Hobson (room 200) or Mrs. Wilson (room 412) anytime this week. The deadline to register for STAR Events is Wednesday, September 18. Girls can sign up for a Powder Puff Football Tournament in Ms.Hobson’s room. Each class will have a team and compete against each other on November 4th. The cost is $3 to play and all proceeds go to Relay for Life. Homecoming Shirts are available for preorder in Ms.Hobson’s room. The cost is $15 for size S-XL and $17 for size 2X-4X. You must pay when you order and the deadline is September 25th. Senior Picture Retakes and Make-Up Pictures will be on Monday, September 23 here at the Mena High School safe room. For anyone who missed Senior Pictures in July, we will need your pictures for the yearbook. Anyone who wishes to get retakes, it will be $10 for the session. School Day pictures with Lifetouch for students in 9th, 10th, and 11th grade, as well as faculty, will be on Tuesday, September 24 here at Mena High School. Picture order forms will be sent out next week. Even if you don’t plan to order pictures, we still need you to have your picture taken for the yearbook. Sci-Fi Club Meeting this Wednesday during Enrichment in the PAC. Book Club will meet Friday in the library. Dues are $10. ETS will meet with Freshmen and Sophomores this Tuesday during Enrichment. Unified Champion Schools will meet Wednesday during Enrichment in Room 214. Come and see what is happening and get involved. Please let me know if you want to take the PSAT test. The cost of the test is $12 unless you are on free/reduced lunches--then, it is free. It is a pre-SAT and the only way to qualify to be a National Merit Scholar. Please let me know by this Friday. The test is Oct. 16. Mrs. Thacker will be helping students register for the ACT today during enrichment in the counseling center.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations Taylor Thacker and Addie Dollar. They represented the Mena FFA at the Four States Fair today. Taylor won 1st in her class with a Charolais heifer. Addie took 2nd place with her Brahma bull.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats faced Lakeside at the UBC Monday night.. Mena won the Jr. High match 2-1... The Ladycats won the Sr. JV match 2-0 & Lakeside won the Senior Girls match 1-3... Mena will play at Bauxite Tuesday beginning at 4pm... GO LADYCATS!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to Mrs. Williams, our teacher of the month! Mrs. Williams is our librarian and helps us establish a culture of reading and a love for books!! She works very hard for our HEROES. We love Mrs. Williams and are so blessed to have her at LD.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
There are a lot of fun things happening at Holly Harshman Elementary!!! September 20th will be Peace Day. September 23rd will be the HHE Family Night-Tailgate Party. Southwest EMS is sponsoring a "Pack the Back" event to gather donations for the Comfort Closet. All information can be found on the fliers below!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Louise Durham had a great time this morning at our first Rise and Shine of the school year! Our Heroes loved it and it helps us all have an amazing start to our week!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Monday, September 16th Flu shot forms are due September 24th. From Mrs. Swall: There will be a DC/NYC informational meeting for any 7th or 8th grade student that would still like to go on the trip next summer but have not signed up yet. We will meet at 5:30 tomorrow in Mrs. Swall's room. From Mrs. Breedlove: She sent an email to all the students with a form to fill out if you are interested in participating in a pep rally game. The first Jr High pep rally will take place this Thursday during ACHIEVE. Before-school and after-school tutoring begins this week. Tutoring will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Morning tutoring starts at 7:15 am and after-school tutoring lasts until 4:15. You can get help in any subject. If you attend after-school tutoring, make sure your parents know to pick you up promptly and 4:15. They need to pick you up at the main entrance at the front of the school. Students in Lunch “A”: You may return to taking food and drinks outside. This will last as long as you pick up your trash. Announcement from Jr High Cheerleaders Lunchtime Weather: Lunch Menu: Main Line – Fish Sticks with Mac & Cheese, MTO Oriental Line Pizza Line – Pizza, Deli Sandwich, Ham Chef Salad Concession Line – Hamburger, Steak Sandwich, Chicken Sandwich Club / Group Meetings: At this time, 6th grade GT needs to go to the Conference room.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements Date: Monday, September 16, 2019 For lunch today: Chicken Sandwich, Steak Sandwich, Hamburger, Fish Sticks & Mac & Cheese, MTO Oriental Line We have Gatorade, Water, Chips, Beef Jerky and Rice Krispy Treats that are available for purchase if you have money in your lunch account. CLUB MEETINGS THIS WEEK Sept 18 - 20: Wed: Sci-Fi Thurs: FBLA Fri: Robotics, Book Club, FCS Bearcat/Ladycat Sports Sept 16 - 21 Mon: Volleyball vs Lakeside; Golf @ Arkadelphia Tues: Volleyball @ Bauxite; Golf@ Arkadelphia; Tennis @ Booneville; Cross Country @ Acorn Wed: Golf @ Arkadelphia Thurs: JrFootball vs Dardanelle; Volleyball vs Arkadelphia; Tennis @ Malvern Sat: Volleyball Jr. Ladycat Classic STUDENTS: Be sure to look for the Colored sheets in your Flex, E2 and RTI areas during Enrichment today. These sheets display a QR code that must be scanned to record your attendance. Auditions for the Yellow Boat, which is the SCHOOL PLAY this year, will be on Tuesday, Sept. 17th from 3:30-5:30 and 7-8 pm in the PAC.Callbacks will be Thursday from 7-8 pm. Anyone is welcome to audition for the play, you do not have to be in Theatre. If you are interested, pick up audition material in Ms. Kropp's room 201. Students are not to be in the hallways during Lunch A or Lunch B. The library, cafeteria, or patio are available areas during lunch. Be sure to order your yearbook at the lowest price of $48 before October 1. You can also get four free icons when you personalize your cover with your name ($6 for name personalization). See Mr. Philpot to order or for more information in room 205.. Anyone who would like to join FBLA needs to bring their dues of $15 to Mrs. Lindsey in room 202 or Mrs. Torix in room 401 anytime. FBLA is open to anyone in grades 9-12 and we welcome all students! It’s not too late to go to FBLA Fall Conference (but it is too late to get a conference t-shirt). See Mrs. Lindsey for a permission slip today. The conference is on Monday, September 30. FBLA will hold our first meeting of the year on Thursday in the choir room (room 203) during Enrichment. This is for paid members but you can pay your $15 dues at the meeting. FCCLA dues of $15 may be paid to Mrs. Hobson (room 200) or Mrs. Wilson (room 412) anytime. Students you must get a juice and/or fruit at breakfast. Girls can sign up for a Powder Puff Football Tournament in Ms.Hobson’s room. Each class will have a team and compete against each other on November 4th. The cost is $3 to play and all proceeds go to Relay for Life. Homecoming Shirts are available for preorder in Ms.Hobson’s room. The cost is $15 for size S-XL and $17 for size 2X-4X. You must pay when you order and the deadline is September 25th. Large greeting cards will be set up in the cafeteria today for Hope Carmack (get well soon) and Chantal Sims (thinking of you on your birthday) for anyone who would like to sign them or send a greeting. Senior Picture Retakes and Make-Up Pictures will be on Monday, September 23 here at the Mena High School safe room. For anyone who missed Senior Pictures in July, we will need your pictures for the yearbook. Anyone who wishes to get retakes, it will be $10 for the session. School Day pictures with Lifetouch for students in 9th, 10th, and 11th grade, as well as faculty, will be on Tuesday, September 24 here at Mena High School. Picture order forms will be sent out next week. Even if you don’t plan to order pictures, we still need you to have your picture taken for the yearbook. Sci-Fi Club Meeting this Wednesday during Enrichment in the PAC. ETS will meet with Freshmen and Sophomores this Tuesday during Enrichment.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Jr. volleyball team played in s tournament at Paris Saturday.. The girls finished 2nd in the Gold Bracket.. The team will be back in action on Monday whne the Sr. & Jr. 's host Lakeside at the Union Bank Center..
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Bearcats won a hard fought game at Hot Springs Friday night by a score of 10-6... A good crowd for Mena's first road game of the season watched a great performance by the Bearcat defense... The team will have an open date this week & will open conference play against Ozark at Bearcat Stadium on Friday, September 27th.. GO BEARCATS!!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Homecoming Dinner!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Friday, September 13th Spirit & Pride t-shirt order forms are due today. Flu shot forms are due September 24th. From Mrs. Swall: There will be a DC/NYC informational meeting for any 7th or 8th grade student that would still like to go on the trip next summer but have not signed up yet. We will meet at 5:30 on Tuesday September 17th in Mrs. Swall's room. This meeting is only for students that have not signed up for the trip. If you have already signed up, you do not need to come to this meeting. If you need another informational packet, stop by Mrs. Swall's room and pick it up. Students in Lunch “A”: No food or drinks outside today. Announcement from Jr High Cheerleaders Lunchtime Weather: Lunch Menu: Main Line – Crispitos with Cheese, MTO Baked Potato Pizza Line – Sausag-Jalapeno Pizza, Deli Sandwich, Pizza Salad Concession Line – Hamburger, Chicken Sandwich, Corndog At this time, any student who has signed up for Student Council, needs to meet with Mr. Sherrer in the Conference Room, next to Mrs. Rose’s office.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements Date: Friday, September 13, 2019 For lunch today: Chicken Sandwich, Crispitos with Cheese, Corndogs, Hamburger, , MTO Deli, MTO Baked Potato We have Gatorade, Water, Chips, Beef Jerky and Rice Krispy Treats that are available for purchase if you have money in your lunch account. STUDENTS: Be sure to look for the Colored sheets in your Flex, E2 and RTI areas during Enrichment today. These sheets display a QR code that must be scanned to record your attendance. The library will be closed for Lunch B on Friday, 9/13. Auditions for the Yellow Boat, which is the SCHOOL PLAY this year, will be on Tuesday, Sept. 17th from 3:30-5:30 and 7-8 pm in the PAC.Callbacks will be Thursday from 7-8 pm. Anyone is welcome to audition for the play, you do not have to be in Theatre. If you are interested, pick up audition material in Ms. Kropp's room 201. Students who are registered to take the September ACT, the test is this Saturday. You need to be here at 7:50. Testing will start at 8:00. Bring your Picture ID, ticket, pencil, and calculator. Park at the middle school parking lot and enter through the side doors. Testing will be in the history rooms. Room 214 Independent Living Class will have Oreo Balls and Peanut Butter Ball to sell today for $1.00 during lunch. Come and help support our Unified Champion Club raise money for Special Olympic Athletes….. Students are not to be in the hallways during Lunch A or Lunch B. The library, cafeteria, or patio are available areas during lunch. Be sure to order your yearbook at the lowest price of $48 before October 1. You can also get four free icons when you personalize your cover with your name ($6 for name personalization). See Mr. Philpot to order or for more information in room 205.. Anyone who would like to join FBLA needs to bring their dues of $15 to Mrs. Lindsey in room 202 or Mrs. Torix in room 401 anytime. FBLA is open to anyone in grades 9-12 and we welcome all students! FCCLA dues of $15 may be paid to Mrs. Hobson (room 200) or Mrs. Wilson (room 412) anytime. Students you must get a juice and/or fruit at breakfast. Girls can sign up for a Powder Puff Football Tournament in Ms.Hobson’s room. Each class will have a team and compete against each other on November 4th. The cost is $3 to play and all proceeds go to Relay for Life. Homecoming Shirts are available for preorder in Ms.Hobson’s room. The cost is $15 for size S-XL and $17 for size 2X-4X. You must pay when you order and the deadline is September 25th. Large greeting cards will be set up in the cafeteria today for Hope Carmack (get well soon) and Chantal Sims (thinking of you on your birthday) for anyone who would like to sign them or send a greeting. Senior Picture Retakes and Make-Up Pictures will be on Monday, September 23 here at the Mena High School safe room. For anyone who missed Senior Pictures in July, we will need your pictures for the yearbook. Anyone who wishes to get retakes, it will be $10 for the session. School Day pictures with Lifetouch for students in 9th, 10th, and 11th grade, as well as faculty, will be on Tuesday, September 24 here at Mena High School. Picture order forms will be sent out next week. Even if you don’t plan to order pictures, we still need you to have your picture taken for the yearbook.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena tennis team played at Arkadelphia on Thursday. McKenzie Strother won her match 8-6 & the team of Marissa Ortiz/Stephanie Lua won in doubles play 8-2... On the boys side of the net Will Davis won 8-2 & Austin Rose won 8-1.. Eli Cook & Wilson Hughes won their doubles match 8-4... The tennis team will play next on Thursday, September 19th against Malvern & hope in matches that will be played in Malvern... GO BEARCATS!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Bearcat Jr. High football team played at Russelville Thursday night. Mena lost 6-29.. The Jr. Bearcats will be back in action on Thursday, September 19th when they host Dardanelle.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena golf played at DeQueen Thursday & finished 2nd as a team behind Fairview.. Chloe Rocha & Austin Johnston were each 2nd in individual play... The District Match will Be played at Degray in Arkadelphia on Wednesday!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Thursday, September 12th REMINDERS: T-shirt orders are due tomorrow. 7th & 8th graders interested in FCCLA can pick up an application outside of Mrs. Smith’s room. The dues are $15. (Mrs. Pate is there today). From Mrs. Breedlove: Our fist Jr. High Pep Rally is next Thursday the 19th. We have a Theme for this one, Throwback Thursday. Dress to “Throwback Dardanelle!” From Nurse Sherry: Today your ACHIEVE teacher will hand out flu shot clinic forms. This is an opportunity for you to receive the flu vaccination at no cost. The clinic is October 8th. The forms must be completely filled out and signed before being returned to the school. The deadline for the forms to be returned is September 24th. No late forms will be accepted. We have free tickets in the office for any student that would like to attend a “Dinosaur Circus” that is coming to town on September 18th. There is an informational poster on the library window in hall “A”. Students in Lunch “A”: Despite being warned, several of you left trash outside and a couple of lunch trays yesterday. You will not be allowed to take food or drinks outside today or tomorrow. Lunchtime Weather: Lunch Menu: Main Line – Mini Corn Dogs with Mac & Cheese, MTO Nachos Pizza Line – Cheeseburger Pizza, Deli Sandwich, Popcorn Chicken Salad Concession Line – Meatball Sub, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Chicken Tenders
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Jr. Ladycat Volleyball Classic happens on Saturday September 21st at the Union Bank Center... Pool play starts at 9:00am.. GO LADYCATS!!!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Thursday, September 12, 2019 For lunch today: Mini Corndogs, Meatball Sub, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, MTO Deli, MTO Tortilla Line, Cheeseburger Pizza We have Gatorade, Water, Chips, Beef Jerky and Rice Krispy Treats that are available for purchase if you have money in your lunch account. STUDENTS: Be sure to look for the Colored sheets in your Flex, E2 and RTI areas during Enrichment today. These sheets display a QR code that must be scanned to record your attendance. Auditions for the Yellow Boat, which is the SCHOOL PLAY this year, will be on Tuesday, Sept. 17th from 3:30-5:30 and 7-8 pm in the PAC.Callbacks will be Thursday from 7-8 pm. Anyone is welcome to audition for the play, you do not have to be in Theatre. If you are interested, pick up audition material in Ms. Kropp's room 201. Students who are registered to take the September ACT, the test is this Saturday. You need to be here at 7:50. Testing will start at 8:00. Bring your Picture ID, ticket, pencil, and calculator. Park at the middle school parking lot and enter through the side doors. Testing will be in the history rooms. Be sure to order your yearbook at the lowest price of $48 before October 1. You can also get four free icons when you personalize your cover with your name ($6 for name personalization). See Mr. Philpot to order or for more information in room 205.. Anyone who would like to join FBLA needs to bring their dues of $15 to Mrs. Lindsey in room 202 or Mrs. Torix in room 401 anytime. FBLA is open to anyone in grades 9-12 and we welcome all students! FCCLA dues of $15 may be paid to Mrs. Hobson (room 200) or Mrs. Wilson (room 412) anytime. The first meeting will be on September 12. Students you must get a juice and/or fruit at breakfast. Girls can sign up for a Powder Puff Football Tournament in Ms.Hobson’s room. Each class will have a team and compete against each other on November 4th. The cost is $3 to play and all proceeds go to Relay for Life. Homecoming Shirts are available for preorder in Ms.Hobson’s room. The cost is $15 for size S-XL and $17 for size 2X-4X. You must pay when you order and the deadline is September 25th. Sci-Fi Club Meeting this Wednesday in the PAC during Enrichment. This is open to students who have paid their dues so if you haven’t already paid your dues bring them to the meeting. FFA Meeting at the Ag Building Thursday, September 12, during Enrichment for anyone interested in joining FFA. FFA Meat & Fruit Sale will start Thursday. Large greeting cards will be set up in the cafeteria today for Hope Carmack (get well soon) and Chantal Sims (thinking of you on your birthday) for anyone who would like to sign them or send a greeting. Senior Picture Retakes and Make-Up Pictures will be on Monday, September 23 here at the Mena High School safe room. For anyone who missed Senior Pictures in July, we will need your pictures for the yearbook. Anyone who wishes to get retakes, it will be $10 for the session. School Day pictures with Lifetouch for students in 9th, 10th, and 11th grade, as well as faculty, will be on Tuesday, September 24 here at Mena High School. Picture order forms will be sent out next week. Even if you don’t plan to order pictures, we still need you to have your picture taken for the yearbook.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Students who are registered to take the September ACT, the test is this Saturday. You need to be here at 7:50am. Testing will start at 8:00am. Bring your Picture ID, ticket, pencil, and calculator. Park at the MMS parking lot and enter through the side doors at MHS. Testing will be in the history rooms.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Patriot Day is an annual observance on September 11 to remember those who were injured or died during the terrorist attacks in the United States on September 11, 2001. Many Americans refer to Patriot Day as 9/11 or September 11. Patriot Day is not a public holiday. Businesses have normal opening hours. Patriot Day remembers those who lost their lives during the 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States. On the direction of the President, the flag of the United States of America should be displayed on the homes of Americans, the White House and all United States government buildings in the whole world. The flag should be flown at half-staff as a mark of respect to those who died on September 11, 2001. Many people observe a moment of silence at 8:46 AM (Eastern Daylight Time). This marks the time that the first plane flew into the World Trade Center. Some communities, particularly in the areas directly affected by the attacks, hold special church services or prayer meetings. People who personally experienced the events in 2001 or lost loved ones in them, may lay flowers or visit memorials. Patriot Day is not a federal holiday and schools and businesses do not close. Public transit systems run on their regular schedules. Some people and organizations may take some time out to hold prayers for the victims of the attacks, but these do not usually affect public life for more than a few minutes. On September 11, 2001, four planes were hijacked. The hijackers then deliberately flew three of the planes into two important buildings, the Pentagon in Washington DC and the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York. The fourth crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The loss of life and damage that these hijackings caused form the biggest act of terrorism ever on United States soil. Nearly 3000 people died in the attacks.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 For lunch today: Fish with Baked Beans, Bacon Cheeseburger. We have Gatorade, Water, Chips, Beef Jerky and Rice Krispy Treats that are available for purchase if you have money in your lunch account. STUDENTS: Be sure to look for the Colored sheets in your Flex, E2 and RTI areas during Enrichment today. These sheets display a QR code that must be scanned to record your attendance. Be sure to order your yearbook at the lowest price of $48 before October 1. You can also get four free icons when you personalize your cover with your name ($6 for name personalization). See Mr. Philpot to order or for more information in room 205. Sept. 11 is Senior Day. Seniors will go to UARM from 9:30-1:00. Lunch will be provided. That evening at 5:00, MHS will hold a senior seminar that includes scholarship and financial aid information. You have to ride the bus to the college to participate, you CANNOT drive your own vehicle. Anyone who would like to join FBLA needs to bring their dues of $15 to Mrs. Lindsey in room 202 or Mrs. Torix in room 401 anytime. FBLA is open to anyone in grades 9-12 and we welcome all students! FCCLA dues of $15 may be paid to Mrs. Hobson (room 200) or Mrs. Wilson (room 412) anytime. The first meeting will be on September 12. Students you must get a juice and/or fruit at breakfast. Girls can sign up for a Powder Puff Football Tournament in Ms.Hobson’s room. Each class will have a team and compete against each other on November 4th. The cost is $3 to play and all proceeds go to Relay for Life. Parent Teacher Conferences are Wednesday, Sept. 11 from 3:30-6:30. Students will get mid-term reports at that time. Senior Scholarship meeting Wednesday during PT Conferences at 5:00. Homecoming Shirts are available for preorder in Ms.Hobson’s room. The cost is $15 for size S-XL and $17 for size 2X-4X. You must pay when you order and the deadline is September 25th. Sci-Fi Club Meeting this Wednesday in the PAC during Enrichment. This is open to students who have paid their dues so if you haven’t already paid your dues bring them to the meeting. FFA Meeting at the Ag Building Thursday, September 12, during Enrichment for anyone interested in joining FFA. FFA Meat & Fruit Sale will start Thursday. Large greeting cards will be set up in the cafeteria today for Hope Carmack (get well soon) and Chantal Sims (thinking of you on your birthday) for anyone who would like to sign them or send a greeting. Senior Picture Retakes and Make-Up Pictures will be on Monday, September 23 here at the Mena High School safe room. For anyone who missed Senior Pictures in July, we will need your pictures for the yearbook. Anyone who wishes to get retakes, it will be $10 for the session. School Day pictures with Lifetouch for students in 9th, 10th, and 11th grade, as well as faculty, will be on Tuesday, September 24 here at Mena High School. Picture order forms will be sent out next week. Even if you don’t plan to order pictures, we still need you to have your picture taken for the yearbook.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Jr. Ladycats Win in Capital City! The Mena Jr. Girls volleyball team beat LR Central Tuesday 25-7 & 25-8... The Jr. JV lost 14-25 & 21-25.. The Jr. Ladycats play again on Saturday in a tournament at Paris.. Go Ladycats!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Cross Country Team competed against 8 schools Tuesday at the local Lions Club Course. Results will be available when posted at this link. https://ar.milesplit.com/results
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Ladycats ranked 4th in AAAA by Max Preps !
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Senior Scholarship seminar is Wednesday at 5:00 pm in the MHS Library for seniors and their parents. Please share & spread the word..
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mrs. Hall’s 7th grade World Geography class is researching current events in Australia! 🇦🇺 Did you know scurvy (the 18th century disease affecting sailors) has become a problem again in Australia? These kids know all about it!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Todays Tennis matches vs. Malvern have been cancelled.. Tennis practice will be held today at 3:45pm.. The next scheduled match is on Thursday at Arkadelphia!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Tuesday, September 10th REMINDERS: Parent / Teacher Conferences are tomorrow, 3:30 – 6:30 in our cafeteria. Student Council forms are due tomorrow. T-shirt orders are due by Friday. 7th & 8th graders interested in FCCLA can pick up an application outside of Mrs. Smith’s room. The dues are $15. From Mrs. Sikes: FBLA members need to check their email from and complete the FBLA google form survey today. The list of students that are accumulating unexcused tardies is steadily growing. We have one student in ISS today for unexcused tardies and several who are only 1 or 2 unexcused tardies away from spending a day in ISS. Get to class on time. Students in Lunch “A”: There were several items of trash left on the ground yesterday. If we have this problem again today, you will be banned from eating outside for a while. Throw your trash away. Lunchtime Weather: Lunch Menu: Main Line – Parmesan Chicken, MTO Tortilla Pizza Line – Meat Lover’s Pizza, MTO Deli, Cobb Salad Concession Line – Rib Patty Sandwich, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Chicken Tenders Club / Group Meetings:
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Blood drive is open to all MHS students and staff. It will be in the Bearcat room in the gym. All 16yr olds must have a Parent signature and weigh at least 110lbs. 18 yrs old and older must weigh 125lbs. a signup sheet and forms are available in the MHS nurses office. All donors must have a picture ID the day of blood drive. International Exchange Students or anyone who has lived out of country for more than 5 years are not eligible to give blood.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Open to MHS students, Staff and staff's spouses. Will be in the Bearcat Room. This is 100% FREE! All students must have a signed FERPA and ADH flu shot form (which will be given out by enrichment teachers) to participate in flu shot clinic. Forms have been emailed to staff & staff spouses. Please get the forms back to the nurse as soon as possible. I accept faxed, e-mailed, and hand delivered forms! The Polk Co Health Dept nurses will be here in the morning only.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School & Mena Middle School will be hosting Parent Teacher Conference on Wednesday, September 11th from 3:30pm - 6:30pm....
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Golf Team finished second at the Nashville Country Club on Monday... Austin Johnston once again had the low score for the Bearcats with a 39 just one shot behind the medalist. The team will play next on Thursday at DeQueen… GO BEARCATS!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Jr. Ladycats beat Booneville 2-0 & the Sr. Ladycats won 3-0 at the UBC Monday Night.. The Jr. High will play at LR Central on Tuesday & the Sr. High will host Lakeside on Monday, September 16th.. GO LADYCATS!!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to Zane Stephens #4! The Bearcat Coaches selected Zane as Farm Bureau Insurance Player of the Week (Week 2). He stepped in as Quarterback after an injury to Max Montgomery. His hard work alongside his team helped lead the Bearcats to a 36-35 victory over Prescott. Zane had 6 receptions for 83 yards and one touchdown. He also had 10 carries for 117 yards and two more touchdowns. He ultimately scored the game winning touchdown according to Coach Bentley. Zane and his family moved to Mena from Joplin, MO when Zane was in the first grade. He is the son of BJ and Rachel Stephens. He plans to attend the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville next year and pursue a Business Management degree. His free time is spend with his friends or out with a fishing pole. Head Coach Craig Bentley and Agent Mitch Sikes presented Marc with the Farm Bureau Insurance Game Ball. This Friday night the Bearcats will hit the road and face the Hot Springs Trojans in what will be an exciting game. Get out there and support these boys on the road as well as at home! Farm Bureau Insurance is a proud supporter of Mena Bearcat athletics! #FBFootballPlayeroftheWeek2019 #Week2 #GoBEARCATS #OURcommunityIStheBEST
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Monday, September 9th Parent / Teacher Conferences are Wednesday, 3:30 – 6:30 in our cafeteria. Mid-term grade reports will be handed out. Student Council parent permission slips are due to Mr. Sherrer by Wednesday. Spirit and Pride T-Shirt Fundraiser Order Forms are due by this Friday. From Mrs. Smith: Any 7th or 8th grader interested in being a member of FCCLA can pick up an application located outside of her room and return it to her with $15 for dues. See her today or tomorrow during achieve or between classes for more information on attending a Leadership Training on September 25th. Lunchtime Weather: Lunch Menu: Main Line – Breaded Drumstick, MTO Pasta Bar Pizza Line – Sausage Pizza, MTO Deli, Ham Chef Salad Concession Line – Double Cheese Cheeseburger, Steak Sandwich, Chicken Sandwich At this time, Mrs. Ellison needs to see Myranda Richmond. Club / Group Meetings: At this time, the 6th grade GT students need to go to the Conference Room.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Monday, September 9, 2019 For lunch today: Breaded Drumstick, Double Cheeseburger, Steak Sandwich, Chicken Sandwich. We have Gatorade, Water, Chips, Beef Jerky and Rice Krispy Treats that are available for purchase if you have money in your lunch account. Volleyball game today starting at 4:00 against Booneville. Yearbook orders are underway for the 2020 MHS Yearbook. Be sure to order your yearbook at the lowest price of $48 before October 1. You can also get four free icons when you personalize your cover with your name ($6 for name personalization). See Mr. Philpot to order or for more information in room 205. The senior bearcat football t-shirt orders are being placed today. Cost is $12 each for s-xl and $14 for 2x and 3x. See Mrs. Wilson for details. You must prepay for your order to be processed. Sept. 11 is Senior Day. Seniors will go to UARM from 9:30-1:00. Lunch will be provided. That evening at 5:00, MHS will hold a senior seminar that includes scholarship and financial aid information. You have to ride the bus to the college to participate, you CANNOT drive your own vehicle. Anyone who would like to join FBLA needs to bring their dues of $15 to Mrs. Lindsey in room 202 or Mrs. Torix in room 401 anytime. FBLA is open to anyone in grades 9-12 and we welcome all students! FCCLA dues of $15 may be paid to Mrs. Hobson (room 200) or Mrs. Wilson (room 412) anytime. The first meeting will be on September 12. Students you must get a juice and/or fruit at breakfast. Ninth grade GT students who would like to participate in Quiz Bowl this year will need to go to the middle school campus during TEAM today. (Thursday). The Sr. High Quiz Bowl team will meet immediately after school today (Thursday) at Holly Harshman in Mrs. Moore’s room. Practice will last until 4:30. Students who participate in the Sr. High Quiz Bowl will need to make sure they have a ride home. Students who drive may need to park at the football field and walk to the office to enter the building. Girls can sign up for a Powder Puff Football Tournament in Ms.Hobson’s room. Each class will have a team and compete against each other on November 4th. The cost is $3 to play and all proceeds go to Relay for Life. Please get a fruit or juice with breakfast. Parent Teacher Conferences are next Wednesday, Sept. 11 from 3:30-6:30. Students will get mid-term reports at that time. Senior Scholarship meeting Wednesday during PT Conferences at 5:00. Homecoming Shirts are available for preorder in Ms.Hobson’s room. The cost is $15 for size S-XL and $17 for size 2X-4X. You must pay when you order and the deadline is September 25th. Sci-Fi Club Meeting this Wednesday in the PAC during Enrichment. This is open to students who have paid their dues so if you haven’t already paid your dues bring them to the meeting.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Due to a scheduling conflict, there will be no 7th grade game this week. We will look to add a game to replace it in the future. There will be a Junior High JV and Junior High game at Russellville Thursday. JV game starts at 5:30, JH game will start after.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats hosted 14 hour volleyball marathon Saturday at the Union Bank Center.. ten teams battled thru m pool & tournament play & the Mena Varsity walked away with the big trophy after beating Ashdown in the finals.... The Mena Junior Varsity also had a good day .. The JV lost to that same Ashdown team in the Semifinals.. The Mena Jr. & Sr. teams will host Booneville on Monday in the UBC starting at 4pm..
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Final touches on new press box !
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Bearcats jumped out to a 15-0 lead & lead the entire game until Prescott tied the game with a field goal with 2.4 seconds left in the game... Mena scored a touchdown & extra point in overtime.. Prescott answered with a touchdown of their own but the Mena defense stopped the wolves on the 2 point try & held on for a 36-35 win... Mena will play at Hot Springs on Friday the 13th.. GO BEARCATS!!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mr. Charlie Baker passed away recently. Baker was a deputy sheriff & long time member of the chain gang at Bearcat games... His family was recognized in a ceremony Friday evening before the Mena/Prescott game.. Rest in peace Charlie..
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
At Holly Harshman Elementary Mrs. Brevik's class' engineering project making balloon powered cars. GO HHE BEARCATS!!!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Friday, September 6, 2019 For lunch today: Chicken Spaghetti, Hamburgers, Mini Corn Dogs, Chicken Sandwich, MTO Baked Potato and MTO Deli We have Gatorade, Water, Chips, Beef Jerky and Rice Krispy Treats that are available for purchase if you have money in your lunch account. Library will be closed for Lunch A today. Yearbook orders are underway for the 2020 MHS Yearbook. Be sure to order your yearbook at the lowest price of $48 before October 1. You can also get four free icons when you personalize your cover with your name ($6 for name personalization). See Mr. Philpot to order or for more information in room 205. The senior bearcat football t-shirt order form is available in the Mrs. Hobson’s Room 200. Cost is $12 each for s-xl and $14 for 2x and 3x. Orders must be prepaid with exact change only. See Mrs. Wilson for details or go to the office to see a picture. The deadline to order is Friday, Sept 6. There will be a pep rally during Enrichment today. The theme for Friday is out of this world/alien! Wear your alien gear to school AND the game! REMEMBER! All Spirit-wear MUST be school appropriate. Sept. 11 is Senior Day. Seniors will go to UARM from 9:30-1:00. Lunch will be provided. That evening at 5:00, MHS will hold a senior seminar that includes scholarship and financial aid information. You have to ride the bus to the college to participate, you CANNOT drive your own vehicle. Anyone who would like to join FBLA needs to bring their dues of $15 to Mrs. Lindsey in room 202 or Mrs. Torix in room 401 anytime. FBLA is open to anyone in grades 9-12 and we welcome all students! You can also bring your fall conference registration form and money before Friday, September 6, to either Mrs. Lindsey or Mrs. Torix. If you need a form, see them. FCCLA dues of $15 may be paid to Mrs. Hobson (room 200) or Mrs. Wilson (room 412) anytime. The first meeting will be on September 12. Students you must get a juice and/or fruit at breakfast. Ninth grade GT students who would like to participate in Quiz Bowl this year will need to go to the middle school campus during TEAM today. (Thursday). The Sr. High Quiz Bowl team will meet immediately after school today (Thursday) at Holly Harshman in Mrs. Moore’s room. Practice will last until 4:30. Students who participate in the Sr. High Quiz Bowl will need to make sure they have a ride home. Students who drive may need to park at the football field and walk to the office to enter the building. Girls can sign up for a Powder Puff Football Tournament in Ms.Hobson’s room. Each class will have a team and compete against each other on November 4th. The cost is $3 to play and all proceeds go to Relay for Life. If you are on free/reduced lunches, please get a fruit or juice with breakfast. Parent Teacher Conferences are next Wednesday, Sept. 11 from 3:30-6:30. Students will get mid-term reports at that time. Senior Scholarship meeting Wednesday during PT Conferences at 5:00.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Friday, September 6th Upcoming Events This Week: Tonight – The Bearcats will be hosting the Prescott Curly Wolves, Kickoff at 7:00 Tomorrow – The Lady Cat Classic Volleyball Tournament begins at 9:00 a.m. in the Union Bank Center at the High School. Parent / Teacher Conferences are next Wednesday. Student Council parent permission slips are due to Mr. Sherrer by next Wednesday. After these announcements, all BADD (Bearcats Against Destructive Decisions) club members and any student interested in joining will be meeting in Mrs. Rose’s office. Girls – we are starting to see a lot of you that are wearing very short shorts. I talked to several of you yesterday. You need to correct this problem. From Mrs. Smith: Congratulations to the following students for winning with their entries at the Polk County Fair last week. Please drop by Mrs. Smith’s room at some point today to pick up your items and prize money: ZENIA SCHMIDT ETHAN WILLIAMS ETHAN VAUGHT BRI MARTIN IZZY HENRY CHANITY HALL ABBY FELIX DALTON DOSSEY HAYLEE MCCRAVENS MARLEENE CECILLIO AUTUMN LOCKHART DANI GIBBS CORTNEY KYLE ALLIE FREE CONNOR LAFOLLETTE BRAKIAH BURK GIA FAGAN MAKAYLA VEGA EMILY DODSON KASEN SCHULLER JUDAH BREWER Students in Lunch “B” – Once again I had to pick up a lot of trash and paper plates yesterday. If we have the same issued today, we will ban you from eating outside next week. Throw your trash away! Lunchtime Weather: Lunch Menu: Main Line – Chicken Spaghetti, MTO Baked Potato Pizza Line – Sausage / Jalapeno Pizza, MTO Deli, Pizza Chef Salad Concession Line – Hamburger, Mini Corn Dogs, Chicken Sandwich Club / Group Meetings: At this time, students interested in the BADD club need to go to Mrs. Rose’s office. The following students need to go to Mrs. Ellison’s room…All other students, your ACHIEVE teacher will tell you where you need to go for FLEX Friday.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The MHS tennis team hosted Nashville on Thursday.. It was a good day for the Mena boys... Austin Rose won his match 6-3 & Will Davis won his match 6-1... In doubles action the team of Wilson Hughes & Will Davis won their match 6-3.. Wilson Hughes & Eli Cook won their match 6-1.... The Bearcats & Ladycats will host Malvern on Tuesday!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
A tough night for the Mena Jr. High Thursday at DeQueen... The 7th Grade lost 6-8 & the Jr. High lost 8-29... The Jr. Bearcats return to the field Thursday at Russellville...
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena golf team won at the Malvern Country Club today. Austin Johnston was the medalist with a 38.. Mena Golf will play next at the Nashville Country Club on Monday... GO BEARCATS!!!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The first cross country meet of the season happens on Tuesday, September 10th... Th Lions Club Invitational Cross Country Meet Hosted by the UA Rich Mountain Bucks! The meet will take place on the Lions Club Golf Course located on Lions Club Road off of Hwy 71 S in Mena, AR. Schedule 3:30pm Coaches Meeting 3:45pm Jr. High Girls Race (1.55 Miles) Jr. High Boys Race Rolling Start (1.55 Miles) Sr. High Girls Race Rolling Start (5k) Sr. High Boys Race Rolling Start (5K) Awards Ceremony following the completion of the Sr. High Boys Race... If you have never been to a cross country meet here is your chance to come out & support the Ladycats & Bearcats!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Middle school students have the privilege of volunteering at Holly Springs Homestead this year! Our students picked crab apples last week to make homemade jelly! Thank you Holly Springs Homestead for having us!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Thursday September 5, 2019 For lunch today: Fish Sticks/Mac & Cheese, Rib Patty Sandwich, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Chicken Tenders, MTO Deli, MTO Tortilla Line, Cheeseburger Pizza. We have Gatorade, Water, Chips, Beef Jerky and Rice Krispy Treats that are available for purchase if you have money in your lunch account. Seniors & Senior Advisors: Students after you check in with your Enrichment teachers, you will have a meeting in PAC today. Senior Advisors, please attend. Library will be closed for Lunch A tomorrow, Friday 9/6. FFA Meeting that was scheduled for today has been rescheduled for September 12th due to the Senior Meeting. Yearbook orders are underway for the 2020 MHS Yearbook. Be sure to order your yearbook at the lowest price of $48 before October 1. You can also get four free icons when you personalize your cover with your name ($6 for name personalization). See Mr. Philpot to order or for more information in room 205. The senior bearcat football t-shirt order form is available in the office. Cost is $12 each for s-xl and $14 for 2x and 3x. Orders must be prepaid with exact change only. See Mrs. Wilson for details or go to the office to see a picture. The deadline to order is Friday, Sept 6. There will be a pep rally during Enrichment on Friday. The theme for Friday is out of this world/alien! Wear your alien gear to school AND the game! REMEMBER! All Spirit-wear MUST be school appropriate. Sept. 11 is Senior Day. Seniors will go to UARM from 9:30-1:00. Lunch will be provided. That evening at 5:00, MHS will hold a senior seminar that includes scholarship and financial aid information. You have to ride the bus to the college to participate, you CANNOT drive your own vehicle. Anyone who would like to join FBLA needs to bring their dues of $15 to Mrs. Lindsey in room 202 or Mrs. Torix in room 401 anytime. FBLA is open to anyone in grades 9-12 and we welcome all students! You can also bring your fall conference registration form and money before Friday, September 6, to either Mrs. Lindsey or Mrs. Torix. If you need a form, see them. FCCLA dues of $15 may be paid to Mrs. Hobson (room 200) or Mrs. Wilson (room 412) anytime. The first meeting will be on September 12. Students you must get a juice and/or fruit at breakfast. Ninth grade GT students who would like to participate in Quiz Bowl this year will need to go to the middle school campus during TEAM today. (Thursday) The Sr. High Quiz Bowl team will meet immediately after school today (Thursday) at Holly Harshman in Mrs. Moore’s room. Practice will last until 4:30. Students who participate in the Sr. High Quiz Bowl will need to make sure they have a ride home. Students who drive may need to park at the football field and walk to the office to enter the building.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Thursday, September 5th Upcoming Events This Week: Tonight – 7th grade & Jr High Bearcat Football opens their season at De Queen Tomorrow Night – The HS Bearcats will be hosting the Prescott Curly Wolves Saturday – The Lady Cat Classic Volleyball Tournament begins Saturday morning, 9:00 am in the Union Bank Center Parent / Teacher Conferences are next Wednesday from 3:30 – 6:30 in the Cafeteria. Mid-term grade reports will be given out. Reminder that Student Council parent permission slips are due to Mr. Sherrer by next Wednesday. Lunchtime Weather: Lunch Menu: Main Line – Fish Sticks with Mac & Cheese, MTO Tortilla Pizza Line – Cheeseburger Pizza, MTO Deli, Popcorn Chicken Salad Concession Line – Rib Patty Sandwich, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Chicken Tenders Club / Group Meetings: At this time, the 8th grade GT students need to go to the Conference room.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena boys finish second at Degray on Wednesday... Austin Johnston finishes 3rd.... The Bearcats are back in action on Thursday @ the Malvern Country Club...
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Meditation Monday in Little Cats Academy! This helps our kids rest their minds and bodies while improving attention and behavior.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena MIddle School students enjoying an unplugged coding activity in Mr. Goodnight’s class today! GO MMS BEARCATS!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Wednesday, September 4th Upcoming Events This Week: Tomorrow Night – Jr High Bearcat Football opens their season at De Queen Friday Night – The HS Bearcats will be hosting the Prescott Curly Wolves Saturday – The Lady Cat Classic Volleyball Tournament begins Saturday morning, 9:00 am in the Union Bank Center Our first Parent / Teacher Conferences of the year are one week from today. Conferences will take place in our Cafeteria from 3:30 – 6:30. Mid-term grade reports will be given out. Reminder that Student Council parent permission slips are due to Mr. Sherrer one week from today. Lunchtime Weather: Lunch Menu: Main Line – Chicken Alfredo, MTO Boneless Wings Pizza Line – Fiesta Pizza, MTO Deli, Turkey Chef Salad Concession Line – Hamburger, Hot Dog, Chicken Sandwich At this time, the following students need to come see me in the front office: Lynnlee Cook Aurora Muns Zech Doty Kane Plowman Emily Wise At this time, the following students need to go see Mrs. Sikes: Hailey Emerson Nichole Philpot Briley Dean Makayla Vega Club / Group Meetings: At this time, the 7th grade GT students need to go to the Conference room.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Egg Chair + Open book = Growing Mind @ MMS Library!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
There will be a Senior Meeting Thursday, August 5, in the PERFORMING ARTS CENTER. All seniors are to check in with their Enrichments teacher and then report to the PAC. Senior Advisors are asked to be there as well.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
First 6:30 AM practice of the year for the Mena Football Team. All here and all on time with great attitudes and enthusiasm. Good Wednesday practice! GO BEARCATS!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 For lunch today: MTO Boneless Wings, MTO Deli, Hamburger, Chicken Sandwich, Hot Dogs, Fiesta Pizza We have Gatorade, Water, Chips, Beef Jerky and Rice Krispy Treats that are available for purchase if you have money in your lunch account. Seniors & Senior Advisors: Students after you check in with your Enrichment teachers, you will have a meeting in PAC. Senior Advisors, please attend. Yearbook orders are underway for the 2020 MHS Yearbook. Be sure to order your yearbook at the lowest price of $48 before October 1. You can also get four free icons when you personalize your cover with your name ($6 for name personalization). See Mr. Philpot to order or for more information in room 205. The library will be closed for Lunch B today, 9/4. The senior bearcat football t-shirt order form is available in the office. Cost is $12 each for s-xl and $14 for 2x and 3x. Orders must be prepaid with exact change only. See Mrs. Wilson for details or go to the office to see a picture. The deadline to order is Friday, Sept 6. Seniors, please bring baby and/or childhood pictures of yourself for a senior bulletin board. Bring to Mrs. Wilson’s room, room 412, by Friday, Sept 6. There will be a pep rally during Enrichment on Friday. The theme for Friday is out of this world/alien! Wear your alien gear to school AND the game! REMEMBER! All Spirit-wear MUST be school appropriate. Anyone who would like to join FBLA needs to bring their dues of $15 to Mrs. Lindsey in room 202 or Mrs. Torix in room 401 anytime. FBLA is open to anyone in grades 9-12 and we welcome all students! You can also bring your fall conference registration form and money before Friday, September 6, to either Mrs. Lindsey or Mrs. Torix. If you need a form, see them. FCCLA dues of $15 may be paid to Mrs. Hobson (room 200) or Mrs. Wilson (room 412) anytime. The first meeting will be on September 12. Students who are interested in the NASA Trip, please see Mrs. Philpot or Mrs. Purvis today!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Katie Thomas 1st grade class at LDE checking out new library books to take home and read! GO LD BEARCATS!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Katie Thomas' 1st grade class at LDE working together in groups to sort open & closed mouths during phonics!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Katie Thomas' 1st grade class at Louise Durham elementary & their guinea pig "Flash"!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Tennis Team got off to a fast start against DeQueen on Tuesday winning 3 of 4 doubles matches... Marissa Ortiz & Stephanie Lua won their match in a tie breaker 7-6... Austin Rose & Will Davis won their match 7-5 & Wilson Hughes & Luke Montgomery won their match 7-5.... Davis, Hughes & Eli Cook also won in singles... GO BEARCATS!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School & Mena Middle School will be hosting Parent Teacher Conference on Wednesday, September 11th from 3:30pm - 6:30pm....
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Students at Louise Durham Elementary are being surrounded in a culture of reading this year throughout our building ...,
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Check out Mena Public Schools on ESPN!!!!! Www.espn.com/specialolympics/story/_/id/27527970/special-olympics-espn-honor-roll-2019.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Tuesday, September 3rd Upcoming Events This Week: Thursday Night – Jr High Bearcat Football opens their season at De Queen Friday Night – The HS Bearcats will be hosting the Prescott Curly Wolves Saturday Morning – The Lady Cats Volleyball team will be hosting the annual Lady Cat Classic, beginning at 9:00 a.m. All games will be played in the Union Bank Center at the High School. Our first Parent / Teacher Conferences of the year are one week from tomorrow. Students: There’s a way you can show your school pride & Bearcat spirit and at the same time, help raise money for our Library to purchase new books and supplies. Your ACHIEVE teacher has information about the Spirit & Pride T-Shirt fundraiser. Orders begin today and will end next Friday, September 13th. From Mr. Sherrer: Any student interested in running for Student Council must return your Parent Permission Slip by Sept. 11 and have signed up online. You should have received an email from Mr. Sherrer with the link to sign up. If you didn't, please let him know. Lunchtime Weather: Lunch Menu: Main Line – Popcorn Chicken Bowl, MTO Tortilla Pizza Line – Meat Lover’s Pizza, MTO Deli, Cobb Salad Concession Line – Steak Sandwich, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Chicken Tenders Club / Group Meetings: At this time, the 6th grade GT needs to go to the Conference Room which is located next to Mrs. Rose’s office.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycat Volleyball Classic is happening this Saturday at the Union Bank Center.. Pool play begins at 9am. GO LADYCATS!!!!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Thursday!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 For lunch today: Main Line: Popcorn Chicken Bowl Choice Line: Steak Sandwich Grill: Spicy Chicken Sandwich Pizza Line We have Gatorade, Water, Chips, Beef Jerky and Rice Krispy Treats that are available for purchase if you have money in your lunch account. Yearbook orders are underway for the 2020 MHS Yearbook. Be sure to order your yearbook at the lowest price of $48 before October 1. You can also get four free icons when you personalize your cover with your name ($6 for name personalization). See Mr. Philpot to order or for more information in room 205. The library will be closed for Lunch B today. ETS will meet with Seniors today during Enrichment in Room 209. The senior bearcat football t-shirt order form is available in the office. Cost is $12 each for s-xl and $14 for 2x and 3x. Orders must be prepaid with exact change only. See Mrs. Wilson for details or go to the office to see a picture. The deadline to order is Sept 6. Seniors, please bring baby and/or childhood pictures of yourself for a senior bulletin board. Bring to Mrs. Wilson’s room, room 412, by Friday, Sept 6. Students: FYI, we have been instructed by the Mena Public Schools Security Team that we have to question everyone coming in to our building. So please be patient and wait for us to talk to you before you will be allowed to enter. Sr. High Quiz Bowl will have practice today at Holly Harshman, Ms. Moore’s room. Jr. High Quiz Bowl will have practice during Enrichment today at MMS in conference room by Mrs. Rose’s office. There will be a pep rally during Enrichment on Friday. The theme for Friday is out of this world/alien! Wear your alien gear to school AND the game! REMEMBER! All Spirit-wear MUST be school appropriate. Anyone who would like to join FBLA needs to bring their dues of $15 to Mrs. Lindsey in room 202 or Mrs. Torix in room 401 anytime. FBLA is open to anyone in grades 9-12 and we welcome all students! You can also bring your fall conference registration form and money before Friday, September 6, to either Mrs. Lindsey or Mrs. Torix. If you need a form, see them. Students who are interested in the NASA Trip, please see Mrs. Philpot or Mrs. Purvis today! Students who turned in Art to Ms. Hoyle for the fair will need to come by the art room to pick them up.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Bearcats picked up a win on opening night at Bearcat Stadium over their long time rivals from DeQueen... Mena led 36-0 at the half & cruised to the win... The Bearcats play at home again next week when they host Prescott.. GO BEARCATS!!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Be sure to get your limited edition 2019 football and volleyball schedule mini-poster tonight at the football game tonight when the Bearcats host the De Queen Leopards at Bearcat Stadium for the football season opener! Quantities are limited!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The 2019 Mena High School Homecoming Court was announced this morning at the first pep rally of the new football season. The homecoming court, determined by student votes, is: Seniors: Kiara Kesterson, Paige Evans, Skylar Smedley, and Amy Thompson. Juniors: Allie Martin and Marissa Ortiz. Sophomores: Sarah Grenier and Cassidy Ashcraft. Freshmen: Kate McDonald and Emmi Hines. Homecoming 2019 will be Friday, October 4.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Info on MMS ZAP!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
It's a good day to be a Bearcat! Friday coding with spheros in Mrs. Brevik's 5th grade Science class at Holly Harshman Elementary!!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Flashlight Friday in Mrs. Maddox’s class at Louise Durham Elementary!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MHS PEP RALLY 8/30/19!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
We LOVE our new tables and headphones in Mrs. Robin Castor's room!! Thank You Mrs. Holder and MPS!!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Jr. High Ladycats had a rough night at Greenwood on Thursday.The Juniors, JV & 8th Grade all lost 0-2.. The Ladycats will host Booneville on September 9th beginning at 4pm...
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Day 2 at the Polk County fair & once again Mena students made us proud..GO BEARCATS!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena boys finished 2nd in today's match at Degray & Austin Johnston was the medalist with a 39. The team will be back at Degray on September 4th.. GO BEARCATS!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
We have less than 10 campers signed up for the Spotlight Singers choir camp which was to be held next week. We have fun running the choir camp, but it is also a fundraiser for us. Due to the small registration numbers we are canceling our camp this year. We simply can't afford to have it. We sincerely regret any inconvenience we have caused. We will return the camp fees we have received. Thank you for your understanding. Ms. Taylor and the Spotlight Singers
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Middle School is experiencing issues with it's phone system today. Technicians will be working on the problem this afternoon. We apologize for any inconvenience & hopefully the problem will be repaired soon.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Thursday, August 29, 2019 For lunch today: Main Line: Pepper Steak Choice Line: Hamburger Grill: Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Chicken Tenders Pizza Line We have Gatorade, Water, Chips, Beef Jerky and Rice Krispy Treats that are available for purchase if you have money in your lunch account. Yearbook orders are underway for the 2020 MHS Yearbook. Be sure to order your yearbook at the lowest price of $48 before October 1. You can also get four free icons when you personalize your cover with your name ($6 for name personalization). See Mr. Philpot to order or for more information in room 205. Students: anytime buses are present in the bus loop, students must use the crosswalk. The Mena Basscats will have annual meeting tonight at 6:30 p.m. MMS Library. Students and parents of current members and new members need to come to talk about memberships, rules and dates. Seniors, please bring baby and/or childhood pictures of yourself for a senior bulletin board. Bring to Mrs. Wilson’s room, room 412. Students: FYI, we have been instructed by the Mena Public Schools Security Team that we have to question everyone coming in to our building. So please be patient and wait for us to talk to you before you will be allowed to enter. Sr. High Quiz Bowl will have practice today at Holly Harshman, Ms. Moore’s room. Jr. High Quiz Bowl will have practice during Enrichment today at MMS in conference room by Mrs. Rose’s office. There will be a pep rally during Enrichment on Friday. The theme for Friday is Hawaiian! Wear your Hawaiian gear to school AND the game! REMEMBER! All Spirit-wear MUST be school appropriate. NEW STUDENT COUNCIL MEMBERS NEED TO MEET WITH MRS. GORDON FOR ENRICHMENT TODAY. 2019-20 Student Council Seniors - Eli Cook Faith Chaney Skylar Smedley Marc Wilson Zane Stephens Juniors- Morgan Puckett Marissa Ortiz Cori Hilton Sam Efird Allie Martin Sophomores- Sarah Grenier Will Davis Annika Thompson Cassidy Ashcraft Rachel Wilson Freshmen- Keira Hall Patience Ferguson Carmen Puckett Emmi Hines Emily Maechler
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena students showed out at the Polk County Fair on Wednesday. Swine & Sheep on Thursday!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Football Team worked out early this morning in preparation for Friday's season opener against DeQueen… Kickoff is at 7:00pm... GO BEARCATS!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Crews were back at work early Thursday morning getting Bearcat Stadium ready for Friday night when Mena host DeQueen in the season opener!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mrs. Holder was the guest of honor today in Mrs. Plunkett’s class at LDE! She read us our daily read aloud!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Middle School Spirit and Pride fundraiser will begin Tuesday, Sept. 3rd. An order form will be sent home with students. There are 3 ways to order merchandise: 1. Online @ spiritandpride.com using School ID #: 139813 2. Phone 1-800-854-4452 3. Fill out a form and return with your money enclosed to Mrs. Brooks Again click the link https://www.spiritandpride.com/sap/SAPResult
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The theme for Friday is Hawaiian! Wear your Hawaiian gear to school AND the game!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 For lunch today: Main Line: Chicken Potato Bowl Choice Line: MTO Boneless Wings Grill: Double Cheese Burger Pizza Line We have Gatorade, Water, Chips, Beef Jerky and Rice Krispy Treats that are available for purchase if you have money in your lunch account. Yearbook orders are underway for the 2020 MHS Yearbook. Be sure to order your yearbook at the lowest price of $48 before October 1. You can also get four free icons when you personalize your cover with your name ($6 for name personalization). See Mr. Philpot to order or for more information in room 205. Seniors, please bring baby and/or childhood pictures of yourself for a senior bulletin board. Bring to Mrs. Wilson’s room, room 412. Sci-Fi Club Meeting today during Enrichment in the PAC. This meeting is open to all students who are interested in joining Sci-Fi Club, dues are not necessary for this meeting. Students: FYI, we have been instructed by the Mena Public Schools Security Team that we have to question everyone coming in to our building. So please be patient and wait for us to talk to you before you will be allowed to enter. There will be a pep rally during Enrichment on Friday. The theme for Friday is Hawaiian! Wear your Hawaiian gear to school AND the game! REMEMBER! All Spirit-wear MUST be school appropriate. 2019-20 Student Council Seniors - Eli Cook Faith Chaney Skylar Smedley Marc Wilson Zane Stephens Juniors- Morgan Puckett Marissa Ortiz Cori Hilton Sam Efird Allie Martin Sophomores- Sarah Grenier Will Davis Annika Thompson Cassidy Ashcraft Rachel Wilson Freshmen- Keira Hall Patience Ferguson Carmen Puckett Emmi Hines Emily Maechler
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
September breakfast & lunch menus for Mena Middle School & Mena High School!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Friday!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Jr Ladycats beat Paris in 2-1 Tuesday 25-18, 14-25, 15-13.. The Sr Ladycats lost to Paris 3 games to 0, 23-25, 23-25 & 25-17.. The Mena Jr. High will play at Greenwood on Thursday.. The Sr. High will prepare for the Ladycat Classic September 7th. GO LADYCATS!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Public Schools will be closed for the Labor Day Holiday on Monday, September 2nd... Classes will resume on all campuses on Tuesday, September 3rd at the regular time... We hope our students, staff & patrons have a chance to enjoy the three day break! GO BEARCATS!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Tuesday, August 27th Students, if you need to use the office phone to call home, you are allowed to do this between classes or during lunch. Do not ask your teacher to let you leave class to use the phone. If you are not feeling well, you need to see Nurse Sherry before you come to the office. Any student that needs a new ID card can come to the office to put your name on a list. Do this either between classes, during ACHIEVE, or at lunch. The first ID card is free. All future replacement ID cards will come with a $3 fee. From Mrs. Sikes: This Friday is the deadline for 7th and 8th grade FBLA students to pay their dues and conference fees. From Mrs. Moore: 7th grade GT students will meet tomorrow and 8th grade on Thursday. The new meeting place for GT will be in our Conference room, which is next to Mrs. Rose’s office. From Mrs. Rose: Bearcats Against Destructive Decisions (BADD) is a student led leadership club. Any MMS students can be a part of BADD. To be a part of BADD you are committing to making good choices at school, home and in the community. BADD members plan Red Ribbon Week, The Great Kindness Challenge, campus and community clean ups among other things like having fun! Anyone interested in joining BADD is invited to meet in Mrs. Rose's office on Friday September 6, during Achieve after announcements. Students, when using your devices in the mornings or at lunch, here are a few reminders: Do not take or use someone else’s device No photos or videos are to be taken As per policy, if a teacher suspects that there is a problem, they are allowed to look at your recent activities on your device. You bring your device at your own risk. The school is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged phones or devices. Reminder to Lunch “B” – no food or drinks outside today or tomorrow. Lunchtime Weather: Due to the weather, you will still be allowed to go outside but you must stay on the paved or concrete surfaces. Do not go into the grass. Lunch Menu: Main Line – Beef Enchiladas, MTO Tortilla Line Pizza Line – Meat Lovers’ Pizza, MTO Deli, Cobb Salad Concession Line – Steak Melt, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Chicken Tenders Club / Group Meetings:
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 For lunch today: Main Line: Beef Enchiladas Choice Line: Steak Melt Grill: Chicken Tenders, Spicy Chicken Sandwich Pizza Line We have Gatorade, Water, Chips, Beef Jerky and Rice Krispy Treats that are available for purchase if you have money in your lunch account. Yearbook orders are underway for the 2020 MHS Yearbook. Be sure to order your yearbook at the lowest price of $48 before October 1. You can also get four free icons when you personalize your cover with your name ($6 for name personalization). See Mr. Philpot to order or for more information in room 205. Seniors, please bring baby and/or childhood pictures of yourself for a senior bulletin board. Bring to Mrs. Wilson’s room, room 412. Anyone interested in submitting artwork into the fair can submit their art at the fairgrounds today from 1 to 7 pm. If you need help submitting it, you are welcome to bring it to the art room for Ms. Hoyle to drop off for you. Sci-Fi Club Meeting on Wednesday during Enrichment in the PAC. This meeting is open to all students who are interested in joining Sci-Fi Club, dues are not necessary for this meeting. Students: FYI, we have been instructed by the Mena Public Schools Security Team that we have to question everyone coming in to our building. So please be patient and wait for us to talk to you before you will be allowed to enter.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Thursday!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Today in Mrs. Chaney’s 8th grade literacy, students worked on a Breakout Box previewing The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Jr. Ladycats faced Fort Smith Ramsey at the Union Bank Center Monday night.. The Jr. JV lost 2 games to 1.. 25-13, 20-25 & 8-15.. The Jr. High Won their match 2 games to 0.. 25-17 & 2520. The Jr & Sr, High will play at Paris Tuesday at 4pm.. GO LADYCATS!!!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Golf finishes 3rd @ Nashville! They will play again on Thursday the 29th @ Degray in Arkadelphia..GO BEARCATS!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Monday, August 26th Reminder to GT Students: Starting this week, Mrs. Moore will be meeting with 6th grade GT students today after the announcements, 7th grade on Wednesdays, and 8th grade on Thursdays. In case you were not aware, Labor Day is one week from today and there will be no school. Due to the number of Gatorade bottles, chip bags, paper plates, etc, that was left on the ground during Lunch “B” on Friday, students in Lunch “B” are not allowed to take any food, snacks, or drinks outside today, tomorrow, and Wednesday. Keep all food and drinks in the cafeteria for these three days. This ban does not apply to students in Lunch “A.” If you turned in $40 this morning for your lunch account, please come to the office because your number was written down incorrectly and we want to make sure and apply it to the correct student account. Lunchtime Weather: Lunch Menu: Main Line – Chicken Fried Steak, MTO Pasta Bar Pizza Line – Sausage Pizza, MTO Deli, Ham Chef Salad Concession Line – Bacon Cheeseburger, Meatball Sub, Chicken Sandwich 6th grade teachers, please check for an email from Alyssa. If you have any students that are on her list, please send them to the office at this time.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Monday, August 26, 2019 For lunch today: Main Line: Chicken Fried Steak Choice Line: Bacon Cheeseburger Grill: Chicken Sandwich, MTO Pasta Bar Pizza Line We have Gatorade, Water, Chips, Beef Jerky and Rice Krispy Treats that are available for purchase if you have money in your lunch account. Yearbook orders are underway for the 2020 MHS Yearbook. Be sure to order your yearbook at the lowest price of $48 before October 1. You can also get four free icons when you personalize your cover with your name ($6 for name personalization). See Mr. Philpot to order or for more information in room 205. We will be taking Fall Pictures today for Junior High Volleyball, Junior High Cheer, MMS Band, Golf, Tennis, Cross Country, 7th grade football, 7th grade volleyball, and 7th grade cheer. Tennis pictures will be during 2nd period in front of the high school, and Junior High Cheer pictures will be during Enrichment at the MMS gym. Students: Just a reminder about the red recycle bins around campus are for cans or plastic bottles only, please do not put trash or any paper in those bins. Seniors, please bring baby and/or childhood pictures of yourself for a senior bulletin board. Bring to Mrs. Wilson’s room, room 412. Anyone interested in submitting artwork into the fair can submit their art at the fairgrounds Tuesday, August 27th from 1 to 7 pm. If you need help submitting it, you are welcome to bring it to the art room for Ms. Hoyle to drop off for you. Sci-Fi Club Meeting on Wednesday during Enrichment in the PAC. This meeting is open to all students who are interested in joining Sci-Fi Club, dues are not necessary for this meeting. Students: FYI, we have been instructed by the Mena Public Schools Security Team that we have to question everyone coming in to our building. So please be patient and wait for us to talk to you before you will be allowed to enter.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena High School Cheerleader Car Wash which was scheduled for Saturday has been postponed due to the weather forecast... Check the weather anytime on the Mena Public School website.. Just follow the link https://www.weatherbug.com/weather-forecast/…/mena-ar-71953…
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Basscats will have the annual meeting to start the new tournament season Thursday(29th) at 6:30pm in the Mena Middle School Library. Parents of students that would like to join need to attend this meeting. If you have any questions contact Coach Rose at 234-0771.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
If you have not been asked and would like to order a cheesecake see any Bearcat Band member. New York, Turtle, Strawberry, Key Lime, and Chocolate Silk - $21 each Sampler (2 slices each of NY, Turtle, Strawberry, and Chocolate) Silk - $23
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena 9th-12th grade students are encouraged to enter the Voice of Democracy contest through the local VFW.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Lots of things are happening at Louise Durham elementary today as always. Including creative ways to learn like building with letter arcs! Mrs. Thomas 1st grade students are having a great time. GO LD BEARCATS!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mrs. Luttmer's class at Mena Middle School is working on paper rockets today. We are expecting some interesting results!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Date: Friday, August 23, 2019 For lunch today: Main Line: Hang Time Basket Choice Line: Chicken Sandwich, Mozzarella Cheese Sticks, MTO Baked Potato Grill: Mini Corn Dogs, MTO Deli Pizza Line We have Gatorade, Water, Chips, Beef Jerky and Rice Krispy Treats that are available for purchase if you have money in your lunch account. The library will be closed during Lunch A. We have classes today. Yearbook orders are underway for the 2020 MHS Yearbook. Be sure to order your yearbook at the lowest price of $48 before October 1. You can also get four free icons when you personalize your cover with your name ($6 for name personalization). See Mr. Philpot to order or for more information in room 205. Students wanting to have their names placed on a ballot for Student Council must pick up paperwork from Mrs. Gordon in room 300 and return it with a parent signature TODAY. We will be taking Fall Pictures on Monday, August 26, for Junior High Volleyball, Junior High Cheer, MMS Band, Golf, Tennis, Cross Country, 7th grade football, 7th grade volleyball, and 7th grade cheer. These pictures will be used for the sports program, the yearbook, and will be used online and by the local newspapers. The MHS Cheerleaders will be doing a Carwash/Bake Sale fundraiser this Saturday, August 24th at Baywash starting at 9am! Please come support them! Students: Just a reminder about the red recycle bins around campus are for cans or plastic bottles only, please do not put trash or any paper in those bins. Seniors, please bring baby and/or childhood pictures of yourself for a senior bulletin board. Bring to Mrs. Wilson’s room, room 412. Anyone interested in submitting artwork into the fair can submit their art at the fairgrounds Tuesday, August 27th from 1 to 7 pm. If you need help submitting it, you are welcome to bring it to the art room for Ms. Hoyle to drop off for you. Club fair today for Freshmen and Sophomores during Enrichment in the cafeteria.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Golf Team finished 2nd behind Fountain Lake at Hot Springs on Thursday. Bearcat Austin Johnston was once again the medalist shooting a 39... Mena will return to action on Monday, August 26th in Nashville at 3:30pm.. GO BEARCATS!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats played a benefit game at Van Buren Thursday night. The Varsity lost 2-1 & the Jv split 1-1. Mena opens the season on August 27th at Paris. Go Ladycats!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Cross country program is growing & preparations are in full swing for the first meet on September 10th at the Mena Lions Club Bucks Invitational!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Pool Party this Saturday, August 24, at McMillan Park pool 8-10 PM. Choir members only!!!! Bring some snacks if you can!!!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
7th and 8th graders learned the problem-solving game "Honey Bee Hotel" in Mrs. Molly LIndsey's class today!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Club Fair was held today for Juniors and Seniors. Club Fair continues on Friday for Freshmen and Sophomores.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Date: Thursday, August 22, 2019 For lunch today: Main Line: Lasagna Choice Line: Spicy Chicken Grill: Pizza Burger, Chicken Tenders Pizza Line We have Gatorade, Water, Chips, Beef Jerky and Rice Krispy Treats that are available for purchase if you have money in your lunch account. There will be a county fair livestock show meeting for all county fair livestock exhibitors at the ag building during enrichment today. The library will be closed for Lunch A tomorrow, Friday. We have a class scheduled. Yearbook orders are underway for the 2020 MHS Yearbook. Be sure to order your yearbook at the lowest price of $48 before October 1. You can also get four free icons when you personalize your cover with your name ($6 for name personalization). See Mr. Philpot to order or for more information in room 205. Students wanting to have their names placed on a ballot for Student Council must pick up paperwork from Mrs. Gordon in room 300 and return it with a parent signature by TOMORROW Friday, August 23. We will be taking Fall Pictures on Monday, August 26, for Junior High Volleyball, Junior High Cheer, MMS Band, Golf, Tennis, Cross Country, 7th grade football, 7th grade volleyball, and 7th grade cheer. These pictures will be used for the sports program, the yearbook, and will be used online and by the local newspapers. The MHS Cheerleaders will be doing a Carwash/Bake Sale fundraiser this Saturday, August 24th at Baywash starting at 9am! Please come support them! Club Fair will be this Thursday for Juniors and Seniors and Friday for Freshmen and Sophomores. Students: Just a reminder about the red recycle bins around campus are for cans or plastic bottles only, please do not put trash or any paper in those bins. Mrs. Jennifer needs to see ALL exchange students at the beginning of Enrichment at the Bearcat Head by the office today. Seniors, please bring baby and/or childhood pictures of yourself for a senior bulletin board. Bring to Mrs. Wilson’s room, room 412. Anyone interested in submitting artwork into the fair can submit their art at the fairgrounds Tuesday, August 27th from 1 to 7 pm. If you need help submitting it, you are welcome to bring it to the art room for Ms. Hoyle to drop off for you.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Thursday, August 22nd Students, get your required paperwork turned in ASAP. Picture day is next Monday. Order forms were handed out yesterday during ACHIEVE, so if you were absent, check with your ACHIEVE teacher for a form. From Mrs. Sikes: Any 7th or 8th grade student interested in FBLA needs to go to Mrs. Sikes's room during ACHIEVE on Friday for a brief meeting after announcements. GT Students: Starting next week, Mrs. Moore will be meeting with you. 6th grade will meet on Mondays, 7th grade will meet on Wednesdays, and 8th grade will meet on Thursdays. Meetings will be held in the cafetera, right after the announcements on those days. Lunchtime Weather: Lunch Menu: Main Line – Lasagna, MTO Tortilla Pizza Line – Cheeseburger Pizza, MTO Deli, Popcorn Chicken Salad Concession Line – Pizza Burger, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Chicken Tenders
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Time to brush up on the Alma Mater in preparation for the first football game on Friday, August 30th. GO BEARCATS! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tItYxhqDd7g
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Ms. Hoyle’s Art I Class at Mena High School is hard at work customizing their project portfolios.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
*Lunch Visitors* If you are wanting to eat lunch with your child you may start September 3 for First and Second grade. And on September 9 for Pre-School and Kindergarten. We ask that you bring your photo ID wi