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MHS Parent Involvement
*copy of parental involvement plan
* role of parent, teacher, school
*Parents Make a Difference Seminars
* Calendar of events- MHS handbook which includes a calendar with scheduled activities and events. MHS website also posts daily announcements and a link to the school calendar.
*Parent Center Resource list- parent materials available to be checked out by parents.
*Parental Involvement Opportunities- a list of activities is available for the parent to volunteer and a resource book of the volunteers is given to each teacher.
*System of Communication-
a. If a student has an F at 4 weeks, the teacher will contact the parent.
b. MHS website has a link to every teacher. Every teacher has a phone with voice mail.
c. Parents of 9th grade students receive a book to use throughout high school which has valuable information and tips to success.
d. CAP Conferences are held annually for student registration, scholarship, 4 year plan, vocational completer, smart core, and parental involvement information is disseminated.
e. The local radio and newspaper are also valuable resources for communication between school and parents.
f. daily announcements are emailed to parents.
g. Parents and students are able to check grades and attendance on website.
2.MHS has a parent advisory committee consisting of parents and parent involvement coordinator. The committee meets throughout the year to survey need, address concerns, and evaluate the parental involvement plan.
This plan will be reviewed and updated annually.
Parents Make A Difference
Families are encouraged to participate in the following activities at Mena High School:
Open House- (August) parents will receive their child’s schedule, visit classrooms, meet teachers. Information and resources will be available to parents and students.
Fair Booth- (September) Faculty, Staff, and Administration hosts booth at the county fair Parents have an opportunity to ask questions and receive information.
State of the School Address (October)
Title I meeting (October)
Financial Aid Seminar (February) College Goal Sunday
CAPS- Career Action Planning Seminars ( March) Student and parent will come to a meeting with their faculty advisor to implement 4 year plan, request courses, receive scholarship, vocational completer, scholarship, school success, and honor information.
Bearcat Foundation meetings- 1st Tuesday every other month
Band Booster Club meetings- 2nd Tuesday of the Month
FFA Alumni meetings
Band Parent Pictures
All School Play
Parent Teacher Conferences
Honor Society Induction Ceremonies
FFA Fair Competition
Prom – Valet Parking by Dads of Juniors
Winter Dance-Senior Parents plan this event
Mena Public School is committed to the importance of parental involvement in our student’s education.
We firmly believe that every child receives the best education possible when parents and teachers work
together as a team.
This compact outlines how parents, faculty, and students will share the responsibility for student
achievement and success.
Mena Schools will provide high quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective
learning environment that enables children to meet the State’s student achievement standards.
Free tutoring for every subject is available to students who need extra help.
Parent teacher conferences will be held in spring and fall of each school year.
Parents will have frequent reports on their child’s progress by:
*access to their child’s grade via computer
* mid term reports
*parent teacher conferences
* phone call‐ every teacher has a phone with voicemail in room
Faculty is available to parents at least one hour per day for conferences. Teachers are also available
before and after school, at open house, parent seminars, and parent teacher conferences. Email and
phone calls are encouraged as a means of communication between parent and teacher. The school
website also helps inform parents of upcoming events. An email containing the daily announcements is
emailed to parents daily.
Parents are encouraged to be actively involved in their child’s education.
Enhance your child’s education by:
*making homework a priority
*Provide positive support for good character
* ask to see your child’s report card every 9 weeks
* check your child’s grade via the parent viewer
* Come to parent teacher conferences
*attend events in which your child participates
* making sure your child comes to school on time everyday
*participate in decisions relating to your child’s education
As a student at MHS, I am responsible for my education. I will:
Complete homework assignments
Turn the assignment in on time
Come to school on time everyday
Give my parents or guardian all notices and information received by me from my school
Mena School District, Parents, and Students are working together for children to have the best
possible education. If we all do our part in a school wide partnership, academic success will happen.
Parents can expect from MHS
Clearly defined assignments—teacher posts assignments on website.
Communication with parents- phone call, email, or conference will be held when student is in
danger of failing a class.
Free Tutoring- M-F 7:15-8:00 and 3:30-4:45
Well prepared lessons
Positive encouragement and fair discipline
Variety of opportunities for parental involvement
Zero tolerance of bullying
MHS Expectations of Parents
Make homework a top priority
Positive support when homework is completed
Contact teacher if child has problems with homework
Make certain child attends tutoring if necessary.
Attend Parent-Teacher Conferences
Resolving Parental Concerns
Meeting the needs of students is a team effort between teacher and parents. All parental
concerns are encouraged to be addressed with the child’s teacher. If needed, the building
counselor and/or principal should be advised in an effort to resolve concerned issues. In the
event that an agreeable solution is not obtained, the school superintendent should be informed.
Some issues may require school board attention, but should be addressed through the proper
listed channels above, so that all involved are informed of the concern and given ample time to
resolve the issue. In order to address the Mena School Board, one must contact the
superintendent and be added to the monthly agenda. Mena Public School is committed to
addressing parental concerns to better serve all students.