Mark Hobson
Monday, January 27, 2020 Lunch Menu: Monday, 1-27, Breaded Drumstick, Double Cheeseburger, Steak Sandwich, Chicken Sandwich Tuesday, 1-28, Chicken Parmesan, Rib Patty Sandwich, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Chicken Tenders Wednesday, 1-29, Chili, Bacon Burger, Hot Dog Thursday, 1-30, Mini Corn Dogs, Meatball Sub, Friday, 1-24, Crispitos with Cheese, Corn Dog Activities Monday, 1-27, Jr. High BB at Malvern Tuesday, 1-28, Malvern, 4:30 Wednesday, 1-29 Sci-Fi Club Meeting Thursday, 1-30, FFA Meeting with students attending Leadership Conference in Ag Building. Sr. High Quiz Bowl: Mena Invitational: Monday, Jan. 27 Jr. High Quiz Bowl: Mena Invitational: (9th and 8th) Thursday, Jan. 30 Students: If you need to know your lunch balance, please go see Mrs. Jennifer Students, there will be no more lunch trays or cafeteria food allowed in the library due to the amount of carelessness with the garbage left behind. Thanks for understanding! Library Lunch Closings this week: This week, January 27-31, is Mena High School Kindness Week, which is part of the 2020 Great Kindness Challenge. No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. See how many ways you can display kindness this week. You can make a positive impact on the lives around you by simply be kind. This is the final week to order your 2020 MHS Yearbook. The final deadline to order a yearbook will be this Friday, January 31st. Yearbooks are $60, and can be ordered through Mr. Philpot’s room 205 or online through the Jostens yearbook website. Applications to be on the 2020-21 Yearbook staff are now available in Mr. Philpot’s room. If you’d like to be considered for next year’s yearbook staff, please fill out an application and return it to Mr. Philpot’s room by this Thursday, January 30. Please continue to recycle your aluminum cans in the red recycling trash cans around campus, but please do not put any other forms of trash or plastics in these red cans. The Senior Winter Formal will be held this Saturday evening, February 1, from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. at Grace Bible Church. Tickets will be $10 for one person, or $15 for a senior and their guest. Seniors may invite one person between the ages of 9th grade and 21 years old. Tickets may be purchased in advance through Mrs. Hobson’s room. Seniors: If you did not order your Cap & Gown when Herff Jones was here, please go by and see Mrs. Jennifer. If you do not order by March 1st the cost goes up from $45 to $55. Special Olympic Polar Plunge is scheduled for February 13 at 11:30 in the Student Parking Lot. Stop by Room 214 and pick up your Plunge Form and get more information on how to be involved...Rumor has it that Coach Wright and Coach Lyle will plunge if their girls can raise $1000.00….Let’s help the girls make this possible!!!! The tryout signup sheets for the 2020-2021 Cheerleading Team and Competition Team, and Mascot are in the office. Please see Coach Hughes in room 315 for any questions about tryouts or cheer. There will be a MANDATORY parent meeting on February 26th for ALL candidates. Students interested in creating: Holograms, Game Design, Photography, Videography, Virtual Realty, Robotics, Solar Powered Cars, etc., please contact Mrs. Lunsford through email. All students will attend their regularly assigned enrichment class for the remainder of the semester!
about 1 hour ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
This is the 31st annual Mena FFA Alumni Consignment Auction Accepting consignment deliveries starting Friday January 31st, 9 am - 5 pm or the day of the sale before 10 am. Sale starts 10 am on Saturday. Consign early by Contacting the following: Allen Stewart - 479-394-1731 Brian Erickison - 479-243-7512 Jimmy Martin - 479-216-2488 David Head - 479-234-3579 Steve Singleton - 479-243-5675 Kyle Todd - 479-234-3391 Landon Rowe - 479-234-2610 Dedrick Hale - 479-394-2997 Co-Sponsored By: Union Bank of Mena The Mena FFA Alumni reserves the right to refuse items for consignment
about 2 hours ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Senior Winter Formal will be held Saturday evening, February 1, from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. at Grace Bible Church. Tickets will be $10 for one person, or $15 for a senior and their guest. Seniors may invite one person between the ages of 9th grade and 21 years old. Tickets may be purchased in advance through Mrs. Hobson’s room.
about 2 hours ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Monday!
about 2 hours ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena High School Basketball Teams won a pair of conference games at Hope Friday night. The Ladycats beat Hope by a score of 41-26 & the senior boys won by a score of 35-29. Mena will play Malvern on Tuesday 1/28 at the Union Bank Center.. The Ladycats are now 9-10 in the season & 4-2 in conference play. The Bearcats are 4-12 / 1-5....GO BEARCATS!
3 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to Mena High School Senior PAIGE EVANS on being selected to the West All-Star Volleyball Team. The All-Star Game will be played on Friday, June 26th.
3 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The UA Rich Mountain Invitational Electricity Career Development Event was held today at the Ouachita Center. The contest featuring ten competing schools was hosted by the Mena FFA & Aleshire Electric.The Mena FFA Electricity Team placed 2nd overall. Members of the team are: Travis Beck, Evan Graves, Trace Huff, & Kenley Ruskin.
3 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to the LDE Staff Member of the Month, Mrs. Tawana Ricker! She is our Keyboarding and Coding teacher and we are so lucky to have her!
3 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Friday, January 24, 2020 Lunch Menu: Friday, 1-24, Chicken Spaghetti, Hamburger, Chicken Sandwich, MTO Baked Potato Activities Friday, 1-24 @ Hope, Sr. VG, Sr. VB Sr. High Quiz Bowl: Mena Invitational: Monday, Jan. 27 Jr. High Quiz Bowl: Mena Invitational: (9th and 8th) Thursday, Jan. 30 Students: If you need to know your lunch balance, please go see Mrs. Jennifer Students, there will be no more lunch trays or cafeteria food allowed in the library due to the amount of carelessness with the garbage left behind. Thanks for understanding! Library Lunch Closings this week: Friday: Open both lunches Only two weeks remain to order your 2020 MHS Yearbook. The final deadline to order a yearbook will be Friday, January 31st. Yearbooks are $60, and can be ordered through Mr. Philpot’s room 205 or online through the Jostens yearbook website. Applications to be on the 2020-21 Yearbook staff are now available in Mr. Philpot’s room. If you’d like to be considered for next year’s yearbook staff, please fill out an application and return it to Mr. Philpot’s room by next Thursday, January 30. Please continue to recycle your aluminum cans in the red recycling trash cans around campus, but please do not put any other forms of trash or plastics in these red cans. The Senior Winter Formal will be held Saturday evening, February 1, from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. at Grace Bible Church. Tickets will be $10 for one person, or $15 for a senior and their guest. Seniors may invite one person between the ages of 9th grade and 21 years old. Tickets may be purchased in advance through Mrs. Hobson’s room. Seniors: If you did not order your Cap & Gown when Herff Jones was here, please go by and see Mrs. Jennifer. If you do not order by March 1st the cost goes up from $45 to $55. Special Olympic Polar Plunge is scheduled for February 13 at 11:30 in the Student Parking Lot. Stop by Room 214 and pick up your Plunge Form and get more information on how to be involved...Rumor has it that Coach Wright and Coach Lyle will plunge if their girls can raise $1000.00….Let’s help the girls make this possible!!!! The tryout signup sheets for the 2020-2021 Cheerleading Team and Competition Team, and Mascot are in the office. Please see Coach Hughes in room 315 for any questions about tryouts or cheer. There will be a MANDATORY parent meeting on February 26th for ALL candidates. Students interested in creating: Holograms, Game Design, Photography, Videography, Virtual Realty, Robotics, Solar Powered Cars, etc., please contact Mrs. Lunsford through email. All students will attend their regularly assigned enrichment class for the remainder of the semester!
3 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Friday, January 24th Reminders: BADD Club coloring sheet entries are due to Mrs. Rose by the end of the day today. Remember to complete your AMI work by next Wednesday. Students who have turned in their Parent Permission Form for the Robotics Club will be meeting after school next Thursday in the Library. There will be a student list posted on the bulletin board near the Cafeteria. From Mrs. Sikes: FBLA members that are attending next month’s conference, need to go to her room after these announcements. From Mrs. Lunsford: EAST Conference competitions are due today. EAST students need to go to the MMS EAST room after these announcements to complete your submission. From Mrs. Ponder: 6th grade math classes will be kicking off next week’s Kindness Week by participating in the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital Math-a-Thon. Lunchtime Weather: Lunch Menu: Line 1 – Chicken Spaghetti, MTO Baked Potato Line 2 – Sausage & Jalapeno Pizza, Deli Sandwich, Pizza Salad Concession – Hamburger, Chicken Sandwich, Mini Corndogs
3 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The UA Rich Mountain Electricity CDE Contest is being held in the Ouachita Center today. The contest featuring ten competing schools is being hosted by the Mena FFA & Aleshire Electric.
3 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Jerod McCormick from UA Rich Mountain recently talked to the 5th graders at Holly Harshman Elementary about the importance of having a healthy body and proper nutrition.
3 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Saturday!
3 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Friday!
3 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Preschool Teacher's are celebrating 100 Days of LOVING their jobs and their Student's!
4 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Wednesday, January 22nd Today is our 100th day of school – 78 days to go. Reminders: BADD Club coloring sheet entries are due to Mrs. Rose tomorrow. Alternate Method of Instruction (AMI): You have until next Wednesday to complete AMI work assigned for our missed day. If 90% of the students in our district complete the assignments by next Wednesday, we will not be required to make up the day we missed. Check with all of your teachers today if you have any questions about your AMI work. Lunchtime Weather: We will stay inside during lunch. You may use your phone / device once you’ve eaten and have left the cafeteria. Lunch Menu: (Wednesday’s menu will be served today) Line 1 – Chicken Alfredo, MTO Boneless Wings Line 2 – Fiesta Pizza, Deli Sandwich, Turkey Chef Salad Concession – Hamburger, Hot Dog, Chicken Sandwich Club / Group Meetings: At this time, 8th grade GT students need to go to the Conference room.
4 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Thursday, January 23, 2020 Lunch Menu: Thursday, 1-23, Fish Sticks/Mac & Cheese, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, MTO Tortillo Line Friday, 1-24, Chicken Spaghetti, Hamburger, Chicken Sandwich, MTO Baked Potato Activities Wednesday, 1-22, Sci Fi Meeting Thursday, 1-23, JAG Meeting Friday, 1-24 @ Hope, Sr. VG, Sr. VB Thursday: 1-23 Jr. High Quiz Bowl practice during ACHIEVE at middle school campus Thursday after school: Sr. High Quiz Bowl practice in Mrs. Moore’s room at Holly. Please let Mrs. Moore if you are unable to attend. Sr. High Quiz Bowl: Mena Invitational: Monday, Jan. 27 Jr. High Quiz Bowl: Mena Invitational: (9th and 8th) Thursday, Jan. 30 Students: If you need to know your lunch balance, please go see Mrs. Jennifer Students, there will be no more lunch trays or cafeteria food allowed in the library due to the amount of carelessness with the garbage left behind. Thanks for understanding! Library Lunch Closings this week: Thursday: Lunch B is closed Friday: Open both lunches Only two weeks remain to order your 2020 MHS Yearbook. The final deadline to order a yearbook will be Friday, January 31st. Yearbooks are $60, and can be ordered through Mr. Philpot’s room 205 or online through the Jostens yearbook website. Applications to be on the 2020-21 Yearbook staff are now available in Mr. Philpot’s room. If you’d like to be considered for next year’s yearbook staff, please fill out an application and return it to Mr. Philpot’s room by next Thursday, January 30. Please continue to recycle your aluminum cans in the red recycling trash cans around campus, but please do not put any other forms of trash or plastics in these red cans. The Senior Winter Formal will be held Saturday evening, February 1, from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. at Grace Bible Church. Tickets will be $10 for one person, or $15 for a senior and their guest. Seniors may invite one person between the ages of 9th grade and 21 years old. Tickets may be purchased in advance through Mrs. Hobson’s room. Seniors: If you did not order your Cap & Gown when Herff Jones was here, please go by and see Mrs. Jennifer. If you do not order by March 1st the cost goes up from $45 to $55. Special Olympic Polar Plunge is scheduled for February 13 at 11:30 in the Student Parking Lot. Stop by Room 214 and pick up your Plunge Form and get more information on how to be involved...Rumor has it that Coach Wright and Coach Lyle will plunge if their girls can raise $1000.00….Let’s help the girls make this possible!!!! The tryout signup sheets for the 2020-2021 Cheerleading Team and Competition Team, and Mascot are in the office. Please see Coach Hughes in room 315 for any questions about tryouts or cheer. There will be a MANDATORY parent meeting on February 26th for ALL candidates. Students interested in creating: Holograms, Game Design, Photography, Videography, Virtual Realty, Robotics, Solar Powered Cars, etc., please contact Mrs. Lunsford through email. All students will attend their regularly assigned enrichment class for the remainder of the semester!
4 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena MIddle School 8th graders arrive at Mena High school for an orientation today.The students will be familiarized with the campus & will hear about various programs in preparation for their move to MHS.next year.
4 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
SCHEDULE CHANGE! The soccer game against Bauxite that was originally scheduled for March 30th has been rescheduled for April 7th! https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics
4 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Due to inclement weather, Mena Public Schools will be closed Wednesday, January 22nd. The district will use the 1st Alternative Method of Instruction (AMI) Day approved by the State. Please follow the AMI Day procedures for your child’s building and grade level. Students will have the opportunity to complete their assignments on the day missed or when school resumes. Attendance will be calculated by the successful completion of the assignments. If 90% or more of the students complete their required learning expectations for the AMI Day, the day will not have to be made up at the end of the year.
5 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena School Board held their January meeting on Tuesday Night at the Administration Building . The board went into executive session immediately to discuss the renewal of Benny Weston's contract as Superintendent. When the executive session ended the board voted unanimously to add an additional year to Weston's contract. Danny Minton addressed the board on the HVAC Scheduled Maintenance Agreement. The board renewed the agreement for Mena High School, including the addition of the safe room systems, at a cost of $14,850.00. The board also approved the addition of an agreement for Louise Durham Elementary at a cost of $4,292.00. Minton also gave an update on the district facilities which included information on damage caused by a recent lightning strike. The strike took place on a light pole at the baseball field & not only caused damage there but also to phones, cameras, HVAC & more. A complete damage assessment is underway & may continue for some time before all damage is discovered. Attention then turned to the Mid Year Review in which Weston was pleased to report that the district had exhausted 47% of the budget for the year. Weston then updated each member of the board on the requirements of Act 589 the School Board Member Training Report in which all board members had met or exceeded the required number of hours. The Board moved on to the financial report which was approved. The Annual School Board Liability Insurance & General Liability Coverage premium was briefly discussed before the being approved at a cost of $8783.00. Finally there were a pair of personnel issues. The board accepted the resignation of Hope Cannon who is a para pro at MMS & also they also approved the move of bus driver Gwen Andrews from a "C" to a "B" route.
6 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats picked up a big win 40-35 over Arkadelphia Tuesday at the Union Bank Center. The Bearcats were not as fortunate as they lost 40-47. The Sr. Teams play next on Friday at Hope.
6 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Technology Department is participating in a 2 day Advanced Information Security workshop at DMESC. They are focusing advanced cybersecurity concepts, including Network Attack, Cryptography Theory, Applied Cryptography, Laws, Regulations, Compliance, and Policy, Forensics, Network Defense, Ethics and Legal Considerations, and Physical Security.
6 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Jr. High Girls & Boys defeated Arkadelphia Tuesday at the Union Bank Center.. The Ladycats won by a score of 41-24 & the Bearcats won by a score of 48-40. Both teams will be back in action on Monday 1/27/20 @ Malvern... GO BEARCATS!
6 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
HHE has teamed up with Cooper-Anthony Mercy Child Advocacy Center with the “Empower Me”-Body Safety for all third graders. Thank you to Jill Lacomfora and Gina Rockwell for spending the afternoon with our 3rd graders
6 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Ravyn Wilson, a 4th grader from Holly Harshman Elementary School in Mena, made school counselor Vicky Maye’s day by sharing her poster for Maye’s office as they are gearing up for the Great Kindness Challenge Week. Ravyn stands in front of the school mascot sign “Bearcat Eyes Are Watching!” This positive behavior system encourages the students to spread kindness like confetti all the year through with no bullies allowed!!!
6 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena 7th Grade Ladycats & Bearcats will play in a basketball jamboree at Lake Hamilton this Saturday 1/25/20. Check the schedule below..
6 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Tuesday, January 21st BADD Club coloring sheet entries are due to her by this Friday. Check the lost and found box for your missing items. It is already getting full again. The Jr High and Sr High Bearcat Basketball teams will be hosting the Arkadelphia Badgers this evening at the Union Bank Center at the High School. 9th grade Lady Cats will tip off at 4:30. Lunchtime Weather: The current temperature is 32º. It is expected to be 36º by Lunch “A” and 40º by Lunch “B”. If you are dressed appropriately, you can go outside during lunch. You may also choose to remain inside. Lunch Menu: Line 1 – Popcorn Chicken Bowl, MTO Tortilla Line 2 – Meat Lover’s Pizza, Deli Sandwich, Cobb Salad Concession – Steak Sandwich, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Chicken Tenders Club / Group Meetings:
6 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 Lunch Menu: Tuesday, 1-21,Popcorn Chicken Bowl, Steak Sandwich, MTO Tortillo Line Wednesday, 1-22, Chicken Alfredo, Hot Dog, Hamburger Boneless Wings Thursday, 1-23, Fish Sticks/Mac & Cheese, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, MTO Tortillo Line Friday, 1-24, Chicken Spaghetti, Hamburger, Chicken Sandwich, MTO Baked Potato Activities Tuesday, 1-21, Jr. JVG, Jr.JVB, Sr. VG, Sr. VB Starts at 4:00 Wednesday, 1-22, Sci Fi Meeting Thursday, 1-23, JAG Meeting Friday, 1-24 @ Hope, Sr. VG, Sr. VB Thursday after school: Sr. High Quiz Bowl practice in Mrs. Moore’s room at Holly. Please let Mrs. Moore if you are unable to attend. Students: If you need to know your lunch balance, please go see Mrs. Jennifer Students, there will be no more lunch trays or cafeteria food allowed in the library due to the amount of carelessness with the garbage left behind. Thanks for understanding! Library Lunch Closings this week: Tuesday: Lunch A is closed Wednesday: Lunch B is closed Thursday: Lunch B is closed Friday: Open both lunches There will be a Prom Planning Committee Meeting Tuesday, January 21st during Enrichment in Ms.Hobson’s room for any juniors that would like to help with prom. Only two weeks remain to order your 2020 MHS Yearbook. The final deadline to order a yearbook will be Friday, January 31st. Yearbooks are $60, and can be ordered through Mr. Philpot’s room 205 or online through the Jostens yearbook website. Please continue to recycle your aluminum cans in the red recycling trash cans around campus, but please do not put any other forms of trash or plastics in these red cans. The Senior Winter Formal will be held Saturday evening, February 1, from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. at Grace Bible Church. Tickets will be $10 for one person, or $15 for a senior and their guest. Seniors may invite one person between the ages of 9th grade and 21 years old. Tickets may be purchased in advance through Mrs. Hobson’s room. Seniors: If you did not order your Cap & Gown when Herff Jones was here, please go by and see Mrs. Jennifer. If you do not order by March 1st the cost goes up from $45 to $55. Special Olympic Polar Plunge is scheduled for February 13 at 11:30 in the Student Parking Lot. Stop by Room 214 and pick up your Plunge Form and get more information on how to be involved...Rumor has it that Coach Wright and Coach Lyle will plunge if their girls can raise $1000.00….Let’s help the girls make this possible!!!! The tryout signup sheets for the 2020-2021 Cheerleading Team and Competition Team, and Mascot are in the office. Please see Coach Hughes in room 315 for any questions about tryouts or cheer. There will be a MANDATORY parent meeting on February 26th for ALL candidates. All students will attend their regularly assigned enrichment class for the remainder of the semester!
6 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Tuesday!
6 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Order your Holly Harshman Elementary Yearbook Online! Step 1: Visit http://www.memorybook.com/online-pay/parent-pay/ Step 2: Enter your school code 054029 the click "Go to your school account log in" Step 3: Click on the link below your school name. Step 4: Log in if returning or register as a "new user". Step 5: Buy a yearbook for $15.00 or a yearbook with personalization for $20.00. Order online thru 3/13/2020
7 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The basketball games on Tuesday 1/21 will start at 4:00pm instead of 4:30pm which is on the schedule. Jr. High Girls & Boys as well as Sr. High Girls & Boys play Arkadelphia @ the Union Bank Center.
7 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Monday, January 20th Reminders: 7th grade ETS students will be meeting with Brandon today after these announcements. The representative for Letterman Jacket orders is located at the high school cafeteria. Once we get word that they are ready for middle school students, teachers will receive an email with instructions. From Mrs. Rose: BADD Club members who missed the meeting on Friday need to come by her office to pick up a coloring contest sheet. The sheets are due to her by this Friday. Lunchtime Weather: Lunch Menu: Line 1 – Salisbury Steak, MTO Oriental Line, MTO Waffle Bar Line 2 – Sausage Pizza, Deli Sandwich, Ham Chef Salad Concession – Backyard Burger, Chicken Sandwich Club / Group Meetings: At this time: 6th grade GT students need to go to the Conference room. 7th grade ETS students need to go to the Cafeteria.
7 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Monday, January 20, 2020 Lunch Menu: Monday, 1-20, Salisbury Steak, Chicken Patty Sandwich, Backyard Burger, Oriental Line Tuesday, 1-21,Popcorn Chicken Bowl, Steak Sandwich, MTO Tortillo Line Wednesday, 1-22, Chicken Alfredo, Hot Dog, Hamburger Boneless Wings Thursday, 1-23, Fish Sticks/Mac & Cheese, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, MTO Tortillo Line Friday, 1-24, Chicken Spaghetti, Hamburger, Chicken Sandwich, MTO Baked Potato Activities Tuesday, 1-21, Jr. JVG, Jr.JVB, Sr. VG, Sr. VB Starts at 4:00 Wednesday, 1-22, Sci Fi Meeting Thursday, 1-23, JAG Meeting Friday, 1-24 @ Hope, Sr. VG, Sr. VB Thursday after school: Sr. High Quiz Bowl practice in Mrs. Moore’s room at Holly. Please let Mrs. Moore if you are unable to attend. Students: If you need to know your lunch balance, please go see Mrs. Jennifer Students, there will be no more lunch trays or cafeteria food allowed in the library due to the amount of carelessness with the garbage left behind. Thanks for understanding! Library Lunch Closings this week: Monday: Lunch A is closed Tuesday: Lunch A is closed Wednesday: Lunch B is closed Thursday: Lunch B is closed Friday: Open both lunches There will be a Prom Planning Committee Meeting Tuesday, January 21st during Enrichment in Ms.Hobson’s room for any juniors that would like to help with prom. Only two weeks remain to order your 2020 MHS Yearbook. The final deadline to order a yearbook will be Friday, January 31st. Yearbooks are $60, and can be ordered through Mr. Philpot’s room 205 or online through the Jostens yearbook website. Please continue to recycle your aluminum cans in the red recycling trash cans around campus, but please do not put any other forms of trash or plastics in these red cans. The Senior Winter Formal will be held Saturday evening, February 1, from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. at Grace Bible Church. Tickets will be $10 for one person, or $15 for a senior and their guest. Seniors may invite one person between the ages of 9th grade and 21 years old. Tickets may be purchased in advance through Mrs. Hobson’s room. Seniors: If you did not order your Cap & Gown when Herff Jones was here, please go by and see Mrs. Jennifer. If you do not order by March 1st the cost goes up from $45 to $55. Special Olympic Polar Plunge is scheduled for February 13 at 11:30 in the Student Parking Lot. Stop by Room 214 and pick up your Plunge Form and get more information on how to be involved...Rumor has it that Coach Wright and Coach Lyle will plunge if their girls can raise $1000.00….Let’s help the girls make this possible!!!! The tryout signup sheets for the 2020-2021 Cheerleading Team and Competition Team, and Mascot are in the office. Please see Coach Hughes in room 315 for any questions about tryouts or cheer. There will be a MANDATORY parent meeting on February 26th for ALL candidates. All students will attend their regularly assigned enrichment class for the remainder of the semester!
7 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
School Board Appreciation Month!
7 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Austin McEntire and Annika Thompson performed in the Fourstates Honor Band this past Saturday at Texas High School in Texarkana. They were selected to perform with over 250 students from 48 schools on Saturday afternoon's concert.
7 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Bearcats led Nashville at the half Friday at the Union Bank Center but Could not connect on a shot at the buzzer & lost 41-43. Nashvillle also won the senior g irls game 46-29. Mena will play again on Tuesday 1/21 when the host Arkadelphia.
10 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Thank you Carla Vaught for sharing "Responsible Pet Care" to our fifth graders today at HHE. You and Tucker were a class act. We appreciate you :)
10 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Friday, January 17th Reminders: BADD Club will be meeting with Mrs. Rose after these announcements. 7th grade ETS students will be meeting with Brandon next Monday during ACHIEVE. The representative for Letterman Jackets will be here on Monday. We do not have any order forms at this time but some should be available on Monday. From Mrs. Sikes: The following students need to go to her room after the announcements: Mickkalee Lane Shantal Tecson Rylee Wiles Hailey Emerson From Mrs. Chaney: Congratulations to the 8th grade winners of the Dystopian Writing Competition. Their work will be published in a book of short stories that will eventually be available in our Library. All winners need to see Mrs. Chaney after these announcements: Briley Dean Breanna Parker Brody Brown Caysen Morgan Alexis Dooley Brinley Blake Logan Shone Elaina Aleshire Sophie Brewer Holiday Neufeld Jocelyn Baird Lunchtime Weather: You have the option of staying inside, or going outside if it is not raining Lunch Menu: Line 1 – Crispitos, MTO Baked Potate Line 2 – Sausage & Jalapeno Pizza, Deli Sandwich, Pizza Salad Concession – Pizza Burger, Corn Dog, Chicken Sandwich, Bacon-Egg-Cheese Melt Club / Group Meetings: At this time: BADD Club needs to go to Mrs. Rose’s office. The previous-announced students need to go to Mrs. Sikes’ room or Mrs. Chaney’s room. Everyone else: go to where you are supposed to go for FLEX Friday.
10 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Friday, January 17, 2020 Lunch Menu: Friday, 1-17, Crispitos with Cheese, Pizza Burger, Corn Dog, Chicken Sandwich Activities Friday, 1-17, Nashville 4:30 Sr. BB at Home Friday, 1-17, FCS Students: If you need to know your lunch balance, please go see Mrs. Jennifer Students, there will be no more lunch trays or cafeteria food allowed in the library due to the amount of carelessness with the garbage left behind. Thanks for understanding! The Avenue used clothing store will be open today for anyone who would like to shop! There will be a Prom Planning Committee Meeting Tuesday, January 21st during Enrichment in Ms.Hobson’s room for any juniors that would like to help with prom. Any Jr./Sr. FFA Member interested in receiving State FFA Degree, needs to speak with Mr. Collins by the end of the day today. EAST students - Friday, today, at 10:50 am meet at the front doors to the High School entrance for group photo. Only two weeks remain to order your 2020 MHS Yearbook. The final deadline to order a yearbook will be Friday, January 31st. Yearbooks are $60, and can be ordered through Mr. Philpot’s room 205 or online through the Jostens yearbook website. Please continue to recycle your aluminum cans in the red recycling trash cans around campus, but please do not put any other forms of trash or plastics in these red cans. Any students who still need to turn in their Cross Country uniforms, please take them to Coach Peters by the end of the day today. The Senior Winter Formal will be held Saturday evening, February 1, from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. at Grace Bible Church. Tickets will be $10 for one person, or $15 for a senior and their guest. Seniors may invite one person between the ages of 9th grade and 21 years old. Tickets may be purchased in advance through Mrs. Hobson’s room. Seniors: If you did not order your Cap & Gown when Herff Jones was here, please go by and see Mrs. Jennifer. If you do not order by March 1st the cost goes up from $45 to $55. Special Olympic Polar Plunge is scheduled for February 13 at 11:30 in the Student Parking Lot. Stop by Room 214 and pick up your Plunge Form and get more information on how to be involved...Rumor has it that Coach Wright and Coach Lyle will plunge if their girls can raise $1000.00….Let’s help the girls make this possible!!!! The tryout signup sheets for the 2020-2021 Cheerleading Team and Competition Team, and Mascot are in the office. Please see Coach Hughes in room 315 for any questions about tryouts or cheer. There will be a MANDATORY parent meeting on February 26th for ALL candidates. All students will attend their regularly assigned enrichment class for the remainder of the semester!
10 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena FFA Alumni Auction will be held on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 at 10 a.m. at the Polk County Fairgrounds. Anyone can consign or buy. RAIN or SHINE - Join us for a fabulous sale in support of our local FFA! See you there!
10 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Friday!
10 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mrs. Sikes's 6th Grade Keyboarding classes at Mena Middle School had the opportunity to dig into the computer this week and learn more about the hardware. They opened the computer case, disconnected the main components from the motherboard, and removed them. Finally they put it all back together to make it run. It was a fun day of learning!
10 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Jr. High basketball teams played at Nashville Thursday. The JV Ladycats won 24-10 & the Varsity Ladycats won 30-20. The Jr. Bearcats lost in overtime 34-37.
11 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena’s Benny Weston was recently recognized as Superintendent of the year and gave his acceptance speech and charge to the audience at the recent AAEA 2020 Superintendent Symposium. Closing the event was Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson who spoke to the state superintendents.
11 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Friday, Jan 31 is the last date to order personalized Middle School yearbooks. The last date to order a plain Yearbook is February 28. Order online at Jostens Yearbooks. A limited number of Yearbooks will be for sale at school after March 1. The price will increase. They will be available first come, first serve.
11 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Updated Mena High School Soccer Schedule! https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics
11 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Thursday, January 16th Reminders: Today is the last reminder about the following sign-up & registration forms that we have in the office: Cheerleader Tryouts, Youth League Soccer, Baseball, & Softball. BADD Club will be meeting with Mrs. Rose tomorrow during ACHIEVE – be sure and wear your BADD shirt. 7th grade ETS students will be meeting with Brandon next Monday during ACHIEVE. From Mr. Goodnight: Archery Team practice is today at the MHS Safe Room, 3:30 – 5:30. Team members must have their signed parental consent form. Lunchtime Weather: 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
11 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Corrected January Menu for Mena MIddle School!
11 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Thursday!
11 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Thursday, January 16, 2020 Lunch Menu: Thursday, 1-16, General TSO’s Beef, Hamburger, Chicken Tenders, Spicy Chicken Sandwich Friday, 1-17, Crispitos with Cheese, Pizza Burger, Corn Dog, Chicken Sandwich Activities Thursday 1-16 NHS, there will be NO FBLA meeting today Friday, 1-17, Nashville 4:30 Sr. BB Friday, 1-17, FCA Students: If you need to know your lunch balance, please go see Mrs. Jennifer The library will be closed for Lunch A today. Students, starting today, there will be no more lunch trays or cafeteria food allowed in the library due to the amount of carelessness with the garbage. Thanks for understanding! The Avenue used clothing store will be open tomorrow, Friday January 17th for anyone who would like to shop! There will be a Prom Planning Committee Meeting Tuesday, January 21st during Enrichment in Ms.Hobson’s room for any juniors that would like to help with prom. Any Junior FFA Member who has been very involved in FFA activities who is interested in attending Washington Leadership Conference this summer, please talk to Mr. Collins by the end of the day today. Any Jr./Sr. FFA Member interested in receiving State FFA Degree, needs to speak with Mr. Collins by this Friday. EAST students will take a group photo this Friday during Enrichment at 10:50 am. Be sure to order your 2020 MHS Yearbook before it’s too late. The final deadline to order a yearbook will be January 31st. Yearbooks are $60, and can be ordered through Mr. Philpot’s room 205 or online through the Jostens yearbook website. Please continue to recycle your aluminum cans in the red recycling trash cans around campus, but please do not put any other forms of trash or plastics in these red cans. Any students who still need to turn in their Cross Country uniforms, please take them to Coach Peters by the end of this week. The Senior Winter Formal will be held Saturday evening, February 1, from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. at Grace Bible Church. Tickets will be $10 for one person, or $15 for a senior and their guest. Seniors may invite one person between the ages of 9th grade and 21 years old. Tickets may be purchased in advance through Mrs. Hobson’s room. Seniors: If you did not order your Cap & Gown when Herff Jones was here, please go by and see Mrs. Jennifer. If you do not order by March 1st the cost goes up from $45 to $55. Special Olympic Polar Plunge is scheduled for February 13 at 11:30 in the Student Parking Lot. Stop by Room 214 and pick up your Plunge Form and get more information on how to be involved...Rumor has it that Coach Wright and Coach Lyle will plunge if their girls can raise $1000.00….Let’s help the girls make this possible!!!! The tryout signup sheets for the 2020-2021 Cheerleading Team and Competition Team, and Mascot are in the office. Please see Coach Hughes in room 315 for any questions about tryouts or cheer. There will be a MANDATORY parent meeting on February 26th for ALL candidates. All students will attend their regularly assigned enrichment class for the remainder of the semester!
11 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MHS Winter Formal is February 1st !
12 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Bearcat Football Cup Fundraiser Update from Coach Bentley! Update from our fundraising company on the cups: they should be in around the first of February. With Christmas Break and the new year the orders are taking slightly longer than usual. Thank you for your patience and support of Bearcat football!
12 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Issues with the phone lines that service Mena High School, Mena MIddle School & Holly Harshman Elementary continue this morning. Service has been spotty & technicians continue to chase the problem. Your patience is appreciated.
12 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
A rough night for Mena basketball Tuesday at Bauxite. The Ladycats lost by a score of 28-31 & the Bearcats lost an even closer game 40-41. Mena will host Nashville on Friday at the Union Bank Center.
13 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Any Junior FFA Member who has been very involved in FFA activities who is interested in attending Washington Leadership Conference this summer, please talk to Mr. Collins by tomorrow, Wednesday, January 15. Any Jr./Sr. FFA Member interested in receiving State FFA Degree, needs to speak with Mr. Collins by Friday 1-17.
13 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Polk County Spelling Bee was held Tuesday at UA Rich Mountain. Here is a list of Mena students who won honors: 4th grade – 1st place: Auden Dong & 2nd place: Shooter Davis. 5th grade – 1st place: Ryan Jiang & 3rd place: Ayden Dong. 6th grade – 1st place: Ryan Jiang, 2nd place: Brandon Dong. 7th grade – 2nd place: Yennette Tecson & 3rd place: Elijah Smith. 8th grade – 1st place: Shantal Tecson & 3rd place: Jocelyn Biard Go Bearcats!
13 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Polk County Spelling Bee is underway in the Ouachita Center at UA Rich Mountain & Mena students are in the thick of it.. Check back later for more pictures!
13 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Tuesday!
13 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
It was a good night for Mena Basketball Monday when they hosted Bauxite. The 7th Grade Bearcats lost the opener 13-32 But Mena won the next four games. Including a 24-3 win by the JV Jr. Girls. A 20-13 victory By the JV Jr. Boys. A 19-16 win by the Jr. Ladycats & a 42-29 win by the Jr. Bearcats. The Mena Jr. Teams play next on Thursday 1/16/20 at Nashville... GO BEARCATS!
14 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mr. Neil Shultz With Woodstock Designs delivered the new podium for the Mena High School Performing Arts Center today. We are very excited to have this addition that matches the quality & craftsmanship of this top notch facility.
14 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
14 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena/DeQueen basketball games on Friday 1/10/20 were postponed due to weather.... This has forced a change in the schedule for later this season... The make up game with Dequeen will be on Thursday Jan 30th @Dequeen. Varsity girls and boys starting at 5:00 p.m. The February 4th game with Dequeen will be a 1/2 jv girls, 1/2 jv boys, Varsity girls and boys. The game will be switched to Mena. Please spread the word. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics
14 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Monday, January 13th We are doing announcements early today due to our pep rally that will take place during ACHIEVE. Due to today’s Quiz Bowl, and pep rally, there will be no 6th grade GT meeting. There will be Jr. High basketball action tonight at Rackley Gymnasium as Mena will host Bauxite. The evening will begin with 7th grade boys tipping of at 4:00. From Mrs. Rose: BADD Club will meet in her office on Friday. Be sure and wear your BADD shirt. Students in Lunch “A”: Due to the trash left outside on Friday, along with cafeteria trays and a couple of footballs, you will not be allowed to take food or drinks outside today. This applies only to Lunch “A.” Lunchtime Weather: Lunch Menu: Line 1 – Chicken Fried Steak, MTO Pasta Line 2 – Sausage Pizza, Deli Sandwich, Ham Chef Salad Concession – Bacon Cheeseburger, Meatball Sub, Chicken Sandwich Club / Group Meetings: ** Pep Rally Instructions: You will leave from your 3rd period class to go to the pep rally Join in behind the cheerleaders and band once they pass by your room and follow them to the gym. Sixth grade will sit at the far end of the bleachers followed by the 7th grade in the middle section, and the 8th grade on the end closest to the cafeteria.
14 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The tryout signup sheets for the 2020-2021 Cheerleading Team and Competition Team, and Mascot are in the MHS and MMS offices. Please see Coach Hughes in room 315 at the high school, or Mrs. Breedlove at the middle school for an Application or for any questions about tryouts or cheer. Signup deadline is February 13th. There will be a MANDATORY candidate meeting, during Enrichment, on February 19th for ALL Sr. High Candidates. There will be a MANDATORY candidate meeting, during Achieve, on February 20th for ALL Jr. High Candidates. There will be a MANDATORY parent meeting on February 26th for ALL candidates.
14 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The main phone line that supplies service for Mena High School, Mena Middle School, and Holly Harshman Elementary is down this morning. Hopefully repairs will be completed soon.
14 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Monday!
14 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The 7th grade Bearcats picked up a 29 to 27 win over DeQueen Saturday and the JV lost 10-19... Go Bearcats !
16 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena 7th grade girls won 40 to 37 over DeQueen Saturday & the 7th grade B team won 13 to 4 against Dequeen. Go Ladycats!
16 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
According to Mena Band Director Charles Morgan the All Region Band Auditions scheduled for Saturday have been cancelled.
17 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS Family & Consumer Science Students enjoyed a personality bag round table with Mrs. Rose today.
17 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Tonight's Mena/DeQueen basketball games have been cancelled due to the threat of severe weather... We will let you know ASAP when the make up games will be.
17 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Special Olympic Polar Plunge is scheduled for February 13 at 11:30 in the MHS Student Parking Lot. Stop by Room 214 and pick up your Plunge Form. Rumor has it that Coach Wright and Coach Lyle will plunge if their girls can raise $1000.00 https://www.facebook.com/events/503338800534427/
17 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Be sure to order your 2020 MHS Yearbook before it’s too late. The final deadline to order a yearbook will be January 31st. Yearbooks are $60, and can be ordered through Mr. Philpot’s room 205 or online through the Jostens yearbook website.
17 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The deadline to order the MMS yearbook is February 14th. Also, if you want your yearbook personalized, it must be ordered by January 31st. The price also increases beginning February 1st.
17 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Friday, January 10th We are starting to see an increase in students using phones in the halls, cafeteria, and library. Remember that you are only allowed to use your phone / devices outside before school, at lunch, and after school. This policy also applies to Apple watches, earbuds, headphones, beats, and airpods. The only exception to this is whenever the weather keeps us inside at lunch. Reminders: All GT students going to quiz bowls next week need to remember permission slips and your lunch on those days. Spring soccer registration forms are in the office. Also, see the poster on the Library window for information about this Elk’s Free Throw Contest. Today will be the last day that these items will be on the announcements. We will have a Pep Rally on Monday during ACHIEVE. The dress up theme for that day is Disney or Pixar character. The deadline to order a yearbook is February 14th. Also, if you want your yearbook personalized, it must be ordered by January 31st. The price also increases beginning February 1st. The following groups will be meeting after these announcements: DC / NYC students meet in Mrs. Swall’s room. Students interested in the Robotics Club meet in Mrs. Lunsford’s EAST room. Students interested in the Archery Team meet under the patio with Mr. Goodnight Lunchtime Weather: If it is not raining, we will go outside at lunch today. 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 Club / Group Meetings: At this time, you are dismissed to attend either the NYC / DC meeting, Robotics Club meeting, or Archery Team meeting. Everyone else, go to where you are supposed to go for FLEX Friday.
17 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Friday! From Coach Wright: Schedule Change !!!! With weather concerns this evening we are moving the Varsity girls game to 5:00 p.m. followed by the Varsity boys at 6:30. 2 games only. Hopefully this will get every one home an hour earlier. Please spread the word!
17 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
School Board Appreciation Month!
17 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
There is a 30% chance of light rain when school dismisses today increasing to an 80% chance of rain by the time the basketball games end tonight. There is also a chance of severe weather today. Check the hour by hour forecast, radar & weather cam on the Mena Public Schools Weather Page... Just click on the link. https://www.weatherbug.com/wea…/10-day-weather/mena-ar-71953
17 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
From Coach Wright: Schedule Change !!!! With weather concerns this evening we are moving the Varsity girls game to 5:00 p.m. followed by the Varsity boys at 6:30. 2 games only. Hopefully this will get every one home an hour earlier. Please spread the word!
17 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Jr. High basketball teams played at DeQueen Thursday. The JV Jr High Ladycats won 24 to 11 & the Jr High Ladycats won 34 to 14. The Jr. High Bearcats came back from a 34 to 15 halftime deficit to win 37-36 & the Jr. High Bearcat JV Also won 24-10. The Mena Jr. High is back in action Monday at Jim Rackley Gymnasium when the play Bauxite.
18 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
January is School Board Appreciation Month! We are proud to acknowledge the efforts of the men and women who shape the direction of the Mena Public Schools.
18 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Thursday, January 9th Reminders: 1st Semester report cards will go out today in your ACHIEVE class. If you do not get a report card, you need to go to the ACHIEVE teacher that you had before Christmas break to see if it is there. If neither teacher has a report card for you, come to the office and let us know. Spring soccer registration forms are in the office. Also, see the poster on the Library window for information about this weekend’s Elk’s Free Throw Contest. Tomorrow during ACHIEVE, Mrs. Swall will meet with students who signed up for the NYC / DC trip and Mrs. Luttmer will meet with anyone interested in the Robotics Club. EAST students will have a group photo taken after today’s announcements. FBLA Conference attendees need to turn in your permission slips to Mrs. Sikes by tomorrow. We will have a Pep Rally on Monday during ACHIEVE. The dress up theme for that day is Disney or Pixar character. From Mr. Goodnight: Any MMS student that wants information about the Archery Team will meet with him tomorrow after the announcements. Attention to any 7th or 8th grader that is in Band, Athletics, Cheer, or Choir: If you are interested in ordering a letterman jacket, you can pick up an order form in the office. The jackets range from $55 to $305. A sales representative will be on our campus on Monday, January 20th, to take measurements. We have a limited number of packets, so please do not take a packet unless you are serious about purchasing a jacket. Lunchtime Weather: We will go outside today during lunch, as long as the rain holds off. Lunch Menu: Line 1 – Lasagna, MTO Nachos, MTO Tortilla Line 2 – Cheeseburger Pizza, Deli Sandwich, Popcorn Chicken Salad Concession – Pizza Burger, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Chicken Tenders Club / Group Meetings: At this time, 8th grade GT students need to go to the Conference room and EAST students need to meet Mrs. Lunsford in the Cafeteria for a group photo.
18 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MHS Winter Formal is February 1st !
18 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Thursday! Schedule Change - Games will start at 5pm !
18 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The 2020 Mena football schedule has been released. Changes include the addition of Clarksville in week 2... Also Lamar will be replacing Elkins as the last conference opponent. GO BEARCATS
19 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena 7th Grade Jamboree will be played this Saturday. Check the schedule below... Go Bearcats!
19 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Wednesday, January 8th Reminders: All items in the lost and found box will be bagged up this afternoon and donated to PCDC. 1st Semester report cards will go out tomorrow during ACHIEVE. Spring soccer registration forms are in the office. NYC / DC trip students will meet with Mrs. Swall on Friday. No 7th grade GT today Robotics Club informational meeting will be Friday during ACHIEVE in Mrs. Luttmer’s room. EAST students will have a group photo taken tomorrow during ACHIEVE. Yearbook prices will increase beginning February 1st, so order yours now. From Mrs. Sikes: Students attending the FBLA Conference must turn in your permission slip to her this week. From Mrs. Breedlove: The MMS Spring Pep Rally will be Monday During ACHIEVE. The theme is Disney and Pixar. So come dressed as your favorite Disney or Pixar Character. Lunchtime Weather: 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:
19 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 Lunch Menu: Wednesday 1-8 Walking Tacos, Hamburger Thursday 1-9 Lasagna, Spicy Chicken, Pizza Burger Friday 1-10 Hang Time Basket, Chicken Sandwich, Mozz Cheese Sticks Activities Wednesday 1-8 Sci Fi Meeting in Art Room Thursday 1-9 FFA Meeting in PAC Friday 1-10 Art Meeting in Art Room Students: If you need to know your lunch balance, please go see Mrs. Jennifer Library closings this week: Wednesday: Lunch B Thursday: Lunch B Friday: Open Wendy McDaniel will be here during activity period in the counseling center to meet with any student to is taking a concurrent ONLINE class. EAST Program received several grants last semester. EAST students will take a group photo next Friday, January 17, during Achieve at 10:50 am. Any Jr./Sr. FFA Member interested in receiving State FFA Degree, needs to speak with Mr. Collins this week. There will be a Boys and Girls Track Meeting this Thursday during enrichment. Meet in Coach Dover’s Driver’s Ed Class if you are interested. Be sure to order your 2020 MHS Yearbook before it’s too late. The final deadline to order a yearbook will be January 31st. Yearbooks are $60, and can be ordered through Mr. Philpot’s room 205 or online through the Jostens yearbook website. The deadline to register for the February ACT test date is this Friday, January 10. All students will attend their regularly assigned enrichment class for the remainder of the semester!
19 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Bearcats & Ladycats played at Centerpoint Tuesday. The Sr. Boys won their third game of the season 46-29. The Sr. Girls lost 35-50... The Sr. Teams will play DeQueen this Friday at the UBC!
19 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Tuesday, January 7th Reminders: 1st semester Family CSI students need to pick up your pillowcases. All items in the lost and found box will be bagged up tomorrow afternoon. Report cards will go out Thursday during ACHIEVE. All FBLA members need to go to Mrs. Sikes’ room right after today’s announcements. We have registration forms in the office for spring soccer from the Mena Soccer Association. From Mrs. Swall: All students who have signed up for the NYC / DC trip will meet in her room during ACHIEVE this Friday. From Mrs. Moore: There will be no 7th grade GT meeting tomorrow but the 8th grade GT will still meet on Thursday. From Mrs. Luttmer: There will be an informational meeting about MMS Robotics club on Friday during Achieve. From Mrs. Lunsford: Try to order your yearbook by January 31st. The price will increase after that. Also, EAST students will take a group photo on Thursday during ACHIEVE for EAST Conference. All EAST students need to be in the photo. Make arrangements with your ACHIEVE Teacher to leave class. Lunchtime Weather: Lunch Menu: Line 1 – Chili, MTO Nachos, MTO Tortilla Line 2 – Meat Lovers Pizza, Deli Sandwich, Cobb Salad Concession – Bacon Cheeseburger, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Chicken Tenders Club / Group Meetings: At this time, Mrs. Sikes needs to see all FBLA members in her room.
20 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
UPCOMING EVENTS! Saturday 1/11/20 - Sr. High Band Region Auditions @ FS Southside Tuesday 1/14/20 - Mena MIddle School Dance January 16th-18th - 4 States Bandmasters @ Texas High Friday 1/17/20 - HHE Academic Reward Day Thursday 1/23/20 - 100th Day of School January 24th-25th - MMS & MHS All-Region Concert Band Clinic January 27th-31st - 4th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th & Sr. Teams compete in the Mena Invitational Quiz Bowls. January 27th-31st - Great Kindness Challenge January 31st- February 1st - MMS All Region Jazz Band Clinic @ FS Southside.
20 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Tuesday!
20 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Tuesday January 7, 2019 Lunch Menu: Tuesday 1-7 Chili, Bacon Cheeseburger, Spicy Chicken Tuesday 1-7, ETS Seniors in 209 Wednesday 1-8 Walking Tacos, Hamburger Wednesday 1-8 Sci Fi Meeting in Art Room Thursday 1-9 Lasagna, Spicy Chicken, Pizza Burger Thursday 1-9 FFA Meeting in PAC Friday 1-10 Hang Time Basket, Chicken Sandwich, Mozz Cheese Sticks Friday 1-10 Art Meeting in Art Room 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 are not to be in the hallways during Lunch A or Lunch B. The library, cafeteria, or patio are available areas during lunch. Students taking classes with UA Rich Mountain who borrowed a book please return the book to Mrs. Thacker before you leave before the holiday break. Any Jr./Sr. FFA Member interested in receiving State FFA Degree, needs to speak with Mr. Collins this week. Boys and Girls Track Meeting Thursday during enrichment. Meet in Coach Dover’s Driver’s Ed Class All students will attend their regularly assigned enrichment class for the remainder of the semester!
20 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Jr. High Basketball Teams hodted Nashville at JIm Rackley Gymnasium Monday night... The Jr. Ladycats won 42-33 & the Jr. Girls JV won 22-9. The Mena 7th grade girls lost by a score of 20-27. The Junior Boys JV lost 6-28 & the Jr. Bearcats lost by a score of 27-36. The Jr. Teams will be back in action on Thursday at DeQueen starting at 4:30pm.
21 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Monday!
21 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School student schedules for the spring semester will be available in your enrichment teacher's room for pick up during 1st period on Monday 1/6. Welcome back!
22 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Lake Hamilton Kameron Hale Tournament concluded Saturday The Jr. Ladycats beat Lakeside 30-26. Centerpoint defeated the Sr. Bearcats 47-44 in overtime. ‬ Centerpoint defeated the Sr. Ladycats 49-35. The Mena Jr. High will host Nashville on Monday 1/6 at Jim Rackley Gymnasium. The Mena Sr. High will play at Centerpoint on Tuesday 1/7...
23 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Play continued at the Kameron Hale Tournament at Lake Hamilton Friday. The Jr. Ladycats lost to Bryant 27-38. They will play again Saturday at 4:30pm. The Sr. Ladycats beat L.R. Hall 73-49. They will play Saturday at 1:30pm. The Jr. Bearcats lost to Arkadelphia 36-40. The Sr. Bearcats lost to Kirby 28-55. They will play Saturday at 11:30am.
24 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Basketball Teams are playing in the Kameron Hale Tournament at Lake Hamilton today. The Jr. Ladycats beat Benton 35-27 & will play Bryant on Friday at 3pm... The Sr. Bearcats lost 24-54 to Conway & will play Friday at 11:30pm... The Jr. Bearcats lost 26-31 to Benton & will play Friday at 1:45pm... The Sr. Ladycats lost to Greers Ferry Westside 34-57 & they will play on Friday at 1:00pm.
25 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Sr Basketball Teams played at Malvern Friday night. The Ladycats won by a score of 48-19 & the Bearcats lost by a score of 39-45. Mena will play in the Kameron Hale Tournament at Lake Hamilton January 2nd, 3rd & 4th... GO BEARCATS!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Bearcat Cheerleaders will be competing in the AAA State Cheer Competition Saturday. They will perform at 8:26, 9:40, and 11:34 for a chance at finals. Finals will be held from 1:45-2:10 and awards will be at 3:15. Competition will be held at the Hot Spring Convention Center.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Jr. High basketball teams hosted Malvern at Jim Rackley Gymnasium Thursday. The Jr. Ladycats won by a score of 40-13 & the Jr. Bearcats won 35-34. Mena will be back in action January 2nd, 3rd & 4th in the Kameron Hale Tournament at Lake Hamilton. GO BEARCATS!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Lunch with Mrs.Smart with Liveschool points at HHE.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Bamboozled Challenge for Liveschool Rewards at HHE!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Lunch with Mrs.Smart with Liveschool points at HHE.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Spending Liveschool points on Lunch with a Teacher coupon at HHE!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Thursday! The 7th grade girls will play an intrasquad scrimmage at 3:30pm!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Kids spending Drink/Dessert at Lunch coupons for Liveschool Rewards.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Foods and Nutrition’s final was a formal dinner! They were expected to follow basic etiquette procedures and use good manners!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Bearcat Football ringing the bell for the Salvation Army!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Athletic Dead Period!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Wednesday, December 18th Reminders: 7th and 8th grade Spelling Bee participants will meet in Mrs. Breedlove’s or Mrs. Chaney’s room after these announcements. 6th period Choir students that are not caroling will go to the MMS Choir Room instead of the high school. Tomorrow: Jr High basketball against Malvern at Rackley Gymnasium starting with the 7th grade Lady Cats at 4:30. Students, check the lost and found for you coats and other items so that you won’t be without them over Christmas break. This Friday will be “Festive Friday” at MMS. All students and faculty are invited to wear your silly or gaudy Christmas sweaters or shirts. From Mrs. Rose: As a rule schedules do not change at semester; however, if you have a concern about your schedule and need to speak to Mrs. Rose you may sign up for a visit on the clip-board outside her office. Also: 8th Grade girls Mrs. Rose and Mrs. Gann have extended the GOP application deadline to tomorrow. If you are still interested in going, get your paper application to Mrs. Rose and your rough draft essay's email to her. Lunchtime Weather: The current temperature is 48 and should be near 50 at lunch, so we will be going outside today. Lunch Menu: Line 1 – Chicken Alfredo, 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 grade GT students need to go to the Conference room and 7th & 8th grade Spelling Bee participants need to go to your grade-level Literacy room.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena School Board conducted their December meeting at the Administration Building Tuesday Night. Superintendent Benny Weston's report consisted of information on the recent Thanksgiving & Christmas meals served at each cafeteria. Almost 1200 meals were served to parents this year. The board next accepted a bid on workmans compensation insurance insurance from the Arkansas School Board Association. The annual premium is $24,442.00. Approval was also given to the 2020 Master Plan, Student transfers, the annual stipend list & the financial report. One personnel item was addressed at the conclusion of the meeting. The board accepted the resignation of Piet Fieldman.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest was held this morning at Mena High School. The faculty winner was Ray Willard & the student winner was Bryce Reeves. The judges were Brooke Hines as well as Mena School Board members Susan Rowell & Robby Hines.... Merry Christmas Bearcats!!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gavin Crawford from Mrs. Riley's 4th grade classroom at Holly Harshman Elementary used his LiveSchool points to have a Show and Tell day. He chose to bring his Husky, Lizzy, to share with his friends!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Bearcats defeated Cossatot for the second time this season 37-19 Monday night. Cossatot won the Sr. Girls game 39-31. Mena will be back in action Friday 12/20 at Malvern. http://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Fall 2019 Final Exam Schedule For Mena High School All students are required to take an end of semester/quarter assessment during the week of December 16-20. The following testing schedule will be adhered to, in order for us to train the students. -Monday, December 16- Full Day, Regular Schedule -Tuesday, December 17- Full Day, Regular Schedule (Last day of instruction for semester for second quarter grade) -Wednesday, December 18- First Period Final Exam Second Period Review/Makeup work Third Period Review/Makeup work Fourth Period Review/Makeup work Fifth Period Review/Makeup work Sixth Period Final Exam Seventh Period Review/makeup work -Thursday, December 19- First Period Makeup Work/Test Day Second Period Final Exam Third Period Review/Makeup Work Day Fourth Period Final Exam Fifth Period Review/Makeup Work Day Sixth Period Makeup Work/Test Day Seventh Period Final Exam -Friday, December 20- First Period Last day to complete grade Second Period Makeup Work/Test Third Period Final Exam Fourth Period Make Work/Test Fifth Period Final Exam Sixth Period Last day to complete grade Seventh Period Last day to complete grade Students will not be allowed to check out and check back in on the same day. They must stay until all testing is over.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Monday, December 16, 2019 Lunch Menu: Monday, Dec, 16, Salisbury Steak, Chicken Patty Sandwich, Backyard Burger Tuesday, Dec. 17, Popcorn Chicken Bowl, Steak Sandwich, Spicy Chicken Sandwich Wednesday, Dec. 18, Chicken Alfredo, Hamburger Thursday, Dec. 19, Fish Sticks, Mac & Cheese Friday, Dec. 20 Chicken Spaghetti, Hamburger, Mini Corn Dogs Weekly Activities The Library will be open for all lunches this week. Thursday, Dec. 19, Malvern @ Mena 4:00 JV at Mena Middle School Gym Friday, Dec. 20 @ Malvern 4:30 Senior JV Girls & Boys, Sr. V Girls and Boys STUDENTS: LEAVE YOUR BLANKETS AT HOME. WE HAVE PLENTY OF COATS IF YOU HAVE A NEED, JUST SEE Nurse Bobbi. 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. Be sure to order your 2020 MHS Yearbook before you go home for Christmas Break, while it’s still at the current lowest price of $53. The yearbook price will increase to $60 on January 1, with the final deadline to order a yearbook being January 31. See Mr. Philpot in room 205 to place your order with cash or check, or for more information. This Thursday, December 19, will be the deadline for Yearbook Senior Ad orders, as well as submitting pictures and wording for ads that have been purchased so far. See Mr. Philpot for more information. Students are not to be in the hallways during Lunch A or Lunch B. The library, cafeteria, or patio are available areas during lunch. Students taking classes with UA Rich Mountain who borrowed a book please return the book to Mrs. Thacker before you leave before the holiday break. All students will attend their regularly assigned enrichment class for the remainder of the semester!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The staff at HHE are all definitely spreading Christmas CHEER sporting their traditional UGLY SWEATERS today! Feel free to join in and add your photos tagged with #hheuglysweaters19
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Basscats competed in the AYFA High School State wide tournament at Lake Hamilton on Sunday. The Basscats had two teams finish in the top 5. Austin Johnston and Cason Cannon (the reigning AYFA anglers of the year) took 2nd place. Austin Rose and Evan Graves took 4th place. The Basscats would like to say thank you to all of our sponsors. We cannot do this without your help. We hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a happy holiday season.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Basketball hosted Hope at the Union Bank Center Friday Night. The Ladycats defeated Hope 64-39 & Hope won the Sr. Boys contest 44-36... The Mena teams will play at Cossatot on Monday 12/16.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Friday!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Thursday, December 12th Reminders: EAST students participating in today’s Veteran’s program will go to Lunch “A” and catch the bus at 11:45. BADD Club will have a meeting on tomorrow. MMS & MHS bands will have their Christmas concerts tonight, 7:00 pm, at the PAC. 6th grade ETS students will be meeting next Tuesday during ACHIEVE. 6th grade Spelling Bee participants will be meeting in Mrs. Dollar’s room on Monday. Girls of Promise applications and essay rough drafts are due to Mrs. Rose tomorrow. Mrs. Moore would like to remind all GT students that will be participating in tomorrow’s Geography Bee to remember to bring a lunch tomorrow. FBLA members will be having their Christmas party tomorrow during ACHIEVE. Several of our students are in the play, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, put on by the Junior Ouachita Little Theater (JOLT). The play will be performed at the OLT 7:30 Friday, 7:30 Saturday and 2:30 Sunday afternoon. Lunchtime Weather: Lunch Menu: Line 1 – General Tso’s Beef, MTO Tortilla, MTO Nachos Line 2 – Cheeseburger Pizza, Sandwich, Popcorn Chicken Salad Concession – Hamburger, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Chicken Tenders Club / Group Meetings:
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
There will be a coat drive in front of Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium this Saturday, December 14th. This is the first annual Coat the Cold event. They will be collecting new and gently used coats, jackets, hoodies, gloves, scarves, and hats. All gently used items will be laundered before disbursement. All items that are received as a donation will be distributed throughout the local schools for children in need, the remaining items will be donated to those in need, as needed.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Thursday, December 12, 2019 Library closed for Lunch B today. Lunch Menu: Thursday, December 12, General Tso’s, Hamburger Friday, December 13, Crispitos with Cheese, Pizza Burger Weekly Activities Thursday and Friday, Dec. 12 & 13 is a free clothing swap. Students please bring any gently used clothes or shoes that you no longer need. Thursday, 12-12, FBLA and FCCLA will have their combined Christmas party in the cafeteria during Enrichment. Friday, Dec. 13, Sr. Basketball vs. Hope 6:00 Friday, Dec. 13, Sci-fi and Art Club Christmas party! Don’t forget to pay dues before you come! Friday, Dec. 13, Jersey Dance after the home basketball game in the middle school safe room. It will cost $5 to get in. Fruit money deadline is Thursday, December 12. See Mr. Collins or Mr. Maye. 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. Students taking classes with UA Rich Mountain who borrowed a book please return the book to Mrs. Thacker before you leave before the holiday break. FBLA members who plan to compete at the spring leadership conference need to see Mrs. Lindsey or Mrs. Torix for a permission slip. These and $20 are due Friday, December 13, if you intend to compete. All students will attend their regularly assigned enrichment class for the remainder of the semester! EAST students participating in the Veterans' Christmas Party must: Return signed Permission Form to Mrs. Lunsford by Wednesday Eat First Lunch Meet Mrs. Lunsford at 11:45 am in the Middle School EAST Room High School Band students will not attend due to Band Concert practice.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Thursday, December 12th - Christmas Lunch (see schedule elsewhere on this page) Friday, December 13th - Geography Bee @ The PAC (for those involved) Thursday, December 19th - Liveschool Reward Day Friday, December 20th - Christmas Parties begin at 8:45am CHRISTMAS BREAK - December 23rd - January 3rd Monday, January 6th - Second Semester begins!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
See you Thursday at the PAC !!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Sr. High & Jr. High Basketball Teams will be playing in the Kameron Hale Tournament at Lake Hamilton January 2nd, 3rd & 4th. Check the tournament brackets below! GO BEARCATS!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Members of the Mena Baseball Team helped serve Christmas Dinner at Louise Durham Elementary today. GO BEARCATS!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Administration Office of Mena Public Schools would like to thank the individuals and community organizations who are making contributions this holiday season to "Feed A Bearcat". Sherry Newman, Kim DePriest, Superintendent Benny Weston, Paulette Sherrer, and Suzanne Bentley choose to annually donate to the student fund at Christmas time. The Mena School District "Feed A Bearcat" Program aims to provide wrap around services to our students in need. These services are offered on an individual basis as needs are identified and include the backpack food program, personal hygiene items, clothing, school supplies, extra-curricular student expenses, and assistance with lunch account balances. The Mena School District appreciates the generosity of our patrons who are able to donate items or monetary gifts to our students through this endeavor to meet our local needs. If you, your organization, or your business would like to donate please call 479-394-1710 or visit our offices at 501 Hickory Avenue.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Wednesday, December 11th Reminders: EAST students participating in tomorrow’s Veteran’s program. You must have your permission slips to Mrs. Lunsford today. Tomorrow, you will eat during Lunch “A” and load the bus at 11:45. BADD Club will have a meeting on Friday. FBLA Spring Conference dues have to be turned in to Mrs. Sikes today. Also, Mrs. Sikes needs to see all FBLA members after these announcements. MMS & MHS bands will have their Christmas concerts tomorrow evening, 7:00 pm, at the PAC. 6th grade ETS students will be meeting next Tuesday during ACHIEVE. From Mrs. Dollar: 6th grade Spelling Bee participants will be meeting in her room on Monday, during ACHIEVE. From Mrs. Rose: Reminder to those applying to Girls of Promise. Your paper application and rough draft essays are due to her by Friday. Lunchtime Weather: Lunch Menu: Line 1 – Christmas Meal (Ham, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Hot Rolls) Line 2 – Fiesta Pizza, Deli Sandwich, Turkey Chef Salad Concession – Hot Dog, Chicken Sandwich
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The 2020 Mena Soccer Schedule has been released. Check it out below... GO BEARCATS! Check all athletic schedules & results on our website at https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics…
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Jersey Dance for Mena High School students is this Friday night... See you there!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Sr. Basketball Teams hosted Hot Springs Lakeside at the Union Bank Center Tuesday Night. The Ram's took all three contest... Mena lost the JV Girls game 13-15 in overtime. The Varsity Girls lost 48-54 & the Bearcats lost 27-51.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Tuesday, December 10th From Mrs. Lunsford: EAST students – if your ACHIEVE teacher approves it, you can go to the Choir room right after these announcements to practice for the Veteran’s activity. Also, remember that you must have your permission slip signed and turned in to her by tomorrow. On Thursday, you will eat during Lunch “A” and load the bus at 11:45. If you are a teacher’s aide, you will have a group photo made today after these announcements. The BADD Club will have a meeting this Friday in Mrs. Rose’s office. Tonight is the MMS Winter Dance from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. The cost is $5, Concession stand will be open. Make sure your parents know that the dance ends at 8:00 so that they will be here to pick you up. Song requests are due to Mrs. Rose by noon today. The MMS and MHS Bands’ Christmas Concert is Thursday, 7:00 pm, at the PAC. Lunchtime Weather: The current temperature is 37 degrees and is not expected to get above 40 degrees by lunchtime. You are allowed to go outside as usual. Mrs. Rose will stay in the building for those of you that wish to remain inside. Lunch Menu: Line 1 – Beef Enchiladas, MTO Tortilla, MTO Nachos Line 2 – Meat Lover’s Pizza, Deli Sandwich, Cobb Salad Concession – Steak Melt, Chicken Tenders Club / Group Meetings: At this time… Student Council Reps need to go to the Conference Room. Teachers’ Aides need to go to the Cafeteria for a group photo. EAST students working on the Veteran’s project need to go to the Choir room.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Special Olympic Polar Plunge Fundraising Event is just around the corner and we will be hosting it this year at Mena High School. For more information contact Tammie Minton at 479-394-8163 or Elizabeth Tompkins at 870-784-3822..
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 Library closed for Lunch B today. Lunch Menu: Tuesday, December 10, Beef Enchiladas, Steak Melt, Chicken Tenders Wednesday, December 11, Chicken Potato Bowl, Double Cheeseburger Thursday, December 12, General Tso’s, Hamburger Friday, December 13, Crispitos with Cheese, Pizza Burger Weekly Activities Tuesday, Dec. 10, Sr. Basketball vs. Lakeside 4:30 Tuesday, Dec. 10, 9th grade ETS students in Room 209. Wednesday, Dec. 11, NEHS meets during Enrichment to write Letters from Santa for LD students. Wednesday, Dec. 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. Thursday and Friday, Dec. 12 & 13 is a free clothing swap. Students please bring any gently used clothes or shoes that you no longer need. Thursday, 12-12, FBLA and FCCLA will have their combined Christmas party in the cafeteria during Enrichment. Friday, Dec. 13, Sr. Basketball vs. Hope 6:00 Friday, Dec. 13, Sci-fi and Art Club Christmas party! Don’t forget to pay dues before you come! Friday, Dec. 13, Jersey Dance after the home basketball game in the middle school safe room. It will cost $5 to get in. 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. Students taking classes with UA Rich Mountain who borrowed a book please return the book to Mrs. Thacker before you leave before the holiday break. FBLA members who plan to compete at the spring leadership conference need to see Mrs. Lindsey or Mrs. Torix for a permission slip. These and $20 are due Friday, December 13, if you intend to compete. All students will attend their regularly assigned enrichment class for the remainder of the semester! EAST students participating in the Veterans' Christmas Party must: Return signed Permission Form to Mrs. Lunsford by Wednesday Eat First Lunch Meet Mrs. Lunsford at 11:45 am in the Middle School EAST Room High School Band students will not attend due to Band Concert practice. 9th grade ETS meeting during enrichment today.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Thank you Mena Star readers!!!! Remember if your student wants to be a Bearcat the enrollment window for the second semester is now open. Forms can be requested and completed at the district you are currently attending. Mena School District classes will begin on Monday, January 6th 2020. For more information call 479-394-1710. GO BEARCATS!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Veterans and spouses, please meet to carpool at the Crossing Church on Thursday, December 12 at 12:45 pm. The carpool will take you to the Lodge at Queen Wilhelmina for the Veterans’ Christmas Party. Veterans, don’t miss out on the FREE meal!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena School District "Feed A Bearcat" Program aims to provide wrap around services to our students in need. These services are offered on an individual basis as needs are identified and include the backpack food program, personal hygiene items, clothing, school supplies, extra-curricular student expenses, and assistance with lunch account balances. The Mena School District appreciates the generosity of community individuals and organizations who donate items or monetary gifts to our students through this endeavor to meet our local needs. If anyone is interested in donating items or money to the “Feed A Bearcat” program, they can call the Administration Office at 479-394-1710 located at 501 Hickory Avenue. For more information about Mena Public Schools, please check out our website at www.menaschools.org or follow us on Facebook at Mena Public Schools.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Tuesday!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Jr. Ladycats & Bearcats played at Arkadelphia Monday. The Jr. jv girls won 20-12, the Jr. Girls won 32-23 & the Jr. Boys lost 37-41. Mena will play next on Monday 12/6 at Cossatot.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Monday!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
HHE Class Parties!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
HHE Christmas Lunch Schedule!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Monday, December 9th 8th grade ETS students will be meeting in the Cafeteria right after these announcements. The Student Council will be meeting with Mr. Sherrer tomorrow during ACHIEVE. The BADD Club will have a meeting this Friday in Mrs. Rose’s office. There are only 2 weeks remaining in the semester. Remember that if your last day of school is going to be before December 20th, a parent must call either myself or Mr. Sherrer for approval, so that your absences will be excused. We will have our MMS Christmas Dance next tomorrow evening from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. The cost is $5, concession stand will be open. Make sure your parents know that the dance ends at 8:00 so that they will be here to pick you up. You may make song requests to Mrs. Rose. You must write down your name, the song title, and the name of the artist and have it turned in to Mrs. Rose by noon tomorrow. The MMS bands, along with the High School Jazz Band and the MHS concert band will perform their annual Christmas concert this Thursday, 7:00 pm, at the PAC. Reminder: Students who are teachers’ aides will have a group photo made tomorrow during ACHIEVE. Lunchtime Weather: Lunch Menu: Line 1 – Chicken Fried Steak, MTO Pasta Line 2 – Sausage Pizza, Deli Sandwich, Ham Chef Salad Concession – Bacon Cheeseburger, Chicken Sandwich Club / Group Meetings: At this time, 8th grade ETS students need to go to the Conference room next to Mrs. Rose’s office and 6th grade GT students need to go to the Cafeteria.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The MHS Family and Consumer Science Department prepared and donated pies to the Charlie Company 1/153 Regiment Annual Christmas Party this past Saturday. We are thankful for their service!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Post season football honors have been awarded to eleven Mena Bearcats. 4-4A All- Conference for 2019 are: #4-Zane Stephens-Sr. #71-Tristen Beck-Sr. #43-Devan Adams-Sr. #2-Marc Wilson-Sr. #20-Gaven Hooper-Jr. #82-Mason Brotherton-Jr. 4-4A Honorable Mention #6-Jayden Castillo-Sr. #33-Cauy House-Jr. #24-Jake Wiles-Jr. #40-Blake Castor-Jr. #77-Logan Yang-Soph.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
As the potential for frozen precipitation increases we want to remind our patrons that weather related school closings will be announced by radio, on social media & on our website. You can check the latest forecast, radar & more on the Mena Public Schools Weather Bug. Just Click on the link https://www.weatherbug.com/wea…/10-day-weather/mena-ar-71953
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Middle School Christmas Dance is Tuesday, December 10th from 6-8pm in the cafeteria.. See you there!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
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 1 month 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!
about 1 month 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...
about 1 month 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!
about 1 month 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!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS AE enjoying some popcorn and craft time to end a great week. Thank you Mrs. Brooks!
about 1 month 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.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
See you tonight at the Performing Arts Center!
about 1 month 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.
about 1 month 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!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MHS FCCLA President, Skylar Montgomery, volunteered with Kate Wilson recently and rang the bell for the Salvation Army.
about 1 month 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.
about 1 month 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
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Friday!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Thanks to Lynn Ashley for hosting the December Faculty Breakfast today at Mena Middle School!
about 1 month 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!
about 1 month 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!
about 1 month 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!
about 1 month 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.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Thursday! The Jr. Ladycats & Bearcats will play DeQueen!
about 1 month 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
about 1 month 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.
about 1 month 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…
about 1 month 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
about 1 month 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!
about 1 month 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.
about 1 month 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.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Please take note of the time change for the games on Saturday! GO BEARCATS!
about 1 month 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....
about 1 month 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
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Little Cats @ Louise Durham received a special package from the North Pole today!
about 1 month 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.
about 1 month 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!!!
about 1 month 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!!!
about 1 month 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!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Middle School December Menu!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School December Menu!
about 1 month 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.
about 1 month 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/
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Christmas Concert Thursday!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Monday!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Rich Mountain Bucks Classic is this Friday & Saturday!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Union Bank Jr. Basketball Tournament begins Monday. Check the bracket to see when the Bearcats & Ladycats play!
about 1 month 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
2 months 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.
2 months 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…
2 months 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!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Baseball season prep is already underway for Coach Sandifer & some dedicated Mena athletes.
2 months 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
2 months 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!
2 months 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.
2 months 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…
2 months 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!
2 months 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.
2 months 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!!!
2 months 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..
2 months 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.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Happening December 6th!
2 months 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
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Thanksgiving break is next week!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats will play DeQueen at the Robinson Invitational on Wednesday! GO LADYCATS!
2 months 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.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Baston Hendershot shows off his soccer shirt collection for show and tell in Ms. Crawford's room at HHE .
2 months 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
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Tuesday!
2 months 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.
2 months 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.
2 months 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
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
We celebrated the exQUisite wedding of Q and U in Mrs. Thomas's 1st grade class.
2 months 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.
2 months 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
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats begin play in the Robinson Invitational in Little Rock today at 5:00pm... GO LADYCATS!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Monday!
2 months 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.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Friday!
2 months 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
2 months 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.
2 months 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!
2 months 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.
2 months 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!
2 months 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.
2 months 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:
2 months 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!
2 months 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!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Louise Durham Students put the "I" in KIND!! #worldkindnessday2019
2 months 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!
2 months 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.
2 months 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.
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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.
3 months 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!!!
3 months 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!!!
3 months 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!!!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Tuesday!
3 months 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.
3 months 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!
3 months 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.
3 months 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..
3 months 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,
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Monday!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
November Newsletter!
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Bearcat Stadium will be closed for repairs to the track until Sunday. We apologize for any inconvenience...GO BEARCATS!
3 months 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
3 months 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.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Holly Harshman Elementary Thanksgiving Lunch Schedule!
3 months 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
3 months 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).
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Friday!
3 months 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!
3 months 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
3 months 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.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Thursday!
3 months 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!!!
3 months 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.
3 months 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
3 months 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..
3 months 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.
3 months 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:
3 months 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.
3 months 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!
3 months 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.
3 months 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.
3 months 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
3 months 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!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Liveschool reward points can be traded in for an ice cream party at Holly Harshman Elementary!
3 months 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!!!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MHS Pep Rally 11/1/19. Go Bearcats Beat Subiaco!
3 months 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.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Cookies with the Counselor for Live School Rewards at HHE
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Live School Reward- Free Recess at HHE Inbox x
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
BeanBoozled for LiveSchool at HHE
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Friday!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Slime TIME for Live School Rewards at Holly Harshman
3 months 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!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Thursday!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
You never know who you’ll find hiding between the library stacks..
3 months 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:
3 months 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.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Middle School twins/teaming up against drugs!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
A little Hocus Pocus with preschool teachers Mrs. Vega, Mrs. Hemphill and Mrs. Lee...
3 months 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!!!!!
3 months 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....
3 months 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!
3 months 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.
3 months 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.
3 months 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!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Holly Harshman November Menu!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Louise Durham Elementary November Menu!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Middle School November Menu!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School November Menu!
3 months 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.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats play Brookland at 3pm today in the 4A State Tournament quarter finals... GO LADYCATS!!!
3 months 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!
3 months 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.
3 months 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
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
"Don't Let Drugs Mix You Up Day" is the theme for Red Ribbon Week at HHE today!
3 months 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.
3 months 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
3 months 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..
3 months 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!
3 months 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!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Dance this Friday!
3 months 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!
3 months 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.
3 months 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
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MPS facilities keep the maintenance staff busy. This morning they were working on lighting in the MHS cafeteria.
3 months 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!!!
3 months 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!
3 months 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!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Friday!
3 months 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!!!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Fall Party in Mrs. Bentley's class @ Louise Durham !
3 months 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.
3 months 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.
3 months 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!
3 months 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!
3 months 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.
3 months 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!
3 months 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.
3 months 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.
3 months 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!
3 months 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.
3 months 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
3 months 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.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Wednesday!
3 months 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.
3 months 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!!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Our 2019 Region 3 All Region Honors Choir members!!! What an amazing group of talent!!! (Not pictured: Nichole Philpot)
3 months 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.
3 months 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.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Tuesday!
3 months 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
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Bearcats beat Elkins 42-6 & will play next Friday @ Waldron... Go Bearcats!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Ladycat Volleyball ranked 6th in most recent Max Preps poll !
3 months 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.
3 months 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:
3 months 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
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Bearcat Football welcomed LDE students to school Friday!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Bearcat football visited the book fair at Holly Harshman Elementary & reminisced about good times! Go Bearcats!
3 months 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!
3 months 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.
3 months 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.
3 months 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!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Thursday!
3 months 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.
3 months 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!
3 months 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.
3 months 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!
3 months 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.
3 months 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:
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Tuesday!
3 months 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.
3 months 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!
3 months 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 .
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Monday!
4 months 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
4 months 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!
4 months 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!!!!
4 months 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!
4 months 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!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Saturday!
4 months 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!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Friday!
4 months 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!!!
4 months 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!!!!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Book Fair will officially open for sales Monday 10/14 at Louise Durham Elementary!
4 months 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!
4 months 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.
4 months 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!
4 months 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!!!
4 months 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….
4 months 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/
4 months 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)
4 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.
4 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!
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 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.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Tuesday!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Look for Mena MIddle School students volunteering at the luncheon!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
FOF Wednesday, August 9th !
4 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.
4 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!
4 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!
4 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!
4 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!
4 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/.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena FFA!
4 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.
4 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!.
4 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!
4 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.
4 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!
4 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.
4 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.
4 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!
4 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!!!
4 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!!!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena FFA!
4 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!
4 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.
4 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.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mrs. Vega's preschool class loves Throwback Thursday!
4 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!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Throwback Thursday! Ms. Katie Thomas & students have it covered!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Throwback Thursday! Spirit week continues in Mrs. Maddox's class at Louise Durham Elementary!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
HHE’s Ambassadors enjoyed “Backing the Bearcats” in the Homecoming Parade🐾
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
2019 Mena High School Homecoming Parade!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Our Louise Durham Elementary Carnival King and Queen are ready for the homecoming parade. Go Bearcats!!!!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The start time for the Homecoming Dinner has been changed to 4:30pm. Spread the word!
4 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…
4 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
4 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!!!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
National School Custodian Day!
4 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.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The annual Fall Carnival was Tuesday afternoon at Louise Durham Elementary!
4 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!
4 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.
4 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.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Homecoming Parade
4 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!
4 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...
4 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.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Monday!
4 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.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Homecoming Week!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Blood Drive Tuesday!
4 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.
4 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..
4 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
4 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!
4 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
4 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!!!
4 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!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Homecoming Week!!!
4 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.
4 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...
4 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.
4 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..
4 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!
4 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.
4 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..
4 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...
4 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..
4 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
4 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.
4 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.
4 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.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
HHE Family Night is still on GO!!!!
4 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
4 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
4 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.
4 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!!!!
4 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!"
4 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
4 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!
4 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!!!
4 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...
4 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!
4 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!!
4 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!
4 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!
4 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.
4 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...
4 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.
4 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!
4 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.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Homecoming Dance!
4 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.
4 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,