Mark Hobson
Unfortunately, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, each athlete will be responsible for scheduling their own physical with a physician. Sports physicals need to be completed by August 7th, 2020. The physical form is available here or can be obtained from your coach.
about 21 hours ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Summer workouts continued today for the Mena Bearcats. The first football game of the season is scheduled for Friday, August 28th at DeQueen. GO BEARCATS!!!
about 23 hours ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Pandemic or no the grass still grows... Good job Mark !!!!
about 23 hours ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Attention Parents of Athletes and students who participate in Extracurricular Activities Grades 7-12. *This includes sports, band, choir, cheer.* Please follow steps 1-6 on the left hand side of the flier. You will create an account for the Parent and the Student. DragonFly Max is the new portal used by AAA that makes sports and activities more organized with easy-to-use digital forms, health records and team communication tools. Any questions, please contact Shane Torix (479)394-1144.
1 day ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Schools Leadership are meeting this morning in the Mena High School Performing Arts Center. Many of the questions that our patrons have concerning the 20/21 school year are on the agenda. Options will be available & answers can be expected soon. Your patience is appreciated.
2 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Jr. Ladycats are working on their game today in the UBC!!!!
3 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Yesterday was Senior Pictures Day for the MHS class of 2021, which took place in the MHS and MMS safe rooms. For any upcoming MHS senior who did not get their pictures taken yesterday, there is currently a scheduled makeup picture day set for September 21.
3 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Jr. High Bearcats being tested this morning when arriving on campus & before beginning their workout...
3 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Preparations continue for the new school year at all Mena campuses. The first day of school is scheduled for Thursday, August 13th.
3 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Public Schools is pleased to announce that the DESE has approved the plans for our July 18, 2020 Commencement Ceremony. Seniors and junior escorts should watch their email for instructions. We can allow two (2) on the field and up to eight (8) in the bleachers for each graduate. Practice will be on Friday, July 17th at 7:30 a.m.. Commencement will begin at 9:00am on Saturday, July 18th in Bearcat Stadium... Again seniors & junior escorts should watch their school Email for more information..
3 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Don't forget that Sr. Pictures are being taken today!!! See the earlier post for the info....
4 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
After a week off the Mena Bearcat Basketball Team was back at practice today in the Union Bank Center.
4 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Bearcat Football Schedule for July!
9 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
REMEMBER SR. PICS ARE MONDAY JULY 6TH!!! Attention Mena High School Senior Class of 2021!While our world has been less than normal and routine for the past few months, we are busy making arrangements for the first round of senior pictures for your class as we prepare for whatever the upcoming school year may look like. Prestige by Lifetouch is coming to Mena High School on Monday, July 6, for your senior portraits!Be on the lookout for your postcard to come in the mail, which will not only give you your designated appointment time, but will include other necessary details to prepare us all for this special day of pictures. The postcards are being sent to the mailing addresses we had on file at the school for you as of when we went home in March. Once you receive your postcard, you will need to go on Prestigeportraits.com to confirm your appointment time. No walk ins are allowed so you must confirm an appointment to be photographed on this day.There will be multiple safety protocols in place to ensure that this photo experience is successful, memorable, and safe for all involved. Each student is required to bring a helper, which can be a parent, a sibling, or a friend, but each student is only allowed one person to accompany them for the picture session appointment. Each person (students and their helpers, photographers, school staff) will be required to have their temperature taken and answer a series of questions before entering the safe room for photos. Also, each person will be required to bring their own face mask, and they must be worn at all times. Seniors will be allowed to remove their face coverings when they sit down for their pictures.Even if you do not plan to purchase any of these senior portraits, the school and yearbook staff still need to have you get your pictures taken for various uses during your senior year. If you are unable to attend this scheduled picture day, there is currently a make-up picture day scheduled for Monday, September 21.Be on the lookout for more information coming in the next two weeks, and please contact Andy Philpot, MHS Yearbook Adviser, at andy.philpot@menaschools.org with any questions you may have as we get closer to picture day! --
10 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Head Cross Country Coach Randy Peters announced today that another Bearcat will be running in the collegiate ranks in 2021! LOGAN MYERS has committed to UA Rich Mountain. Logan has been a part of XC since the 8th grade at Mena and has earned All Conference and All State honors multiple years! Peters said "UARM will be getting a steal and I know he will do great things there in continuing his educational and athletic endeavors!"
16 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
June 23, 2020 Dear Seniors and Juniors of 2020, It is with great disappointment that I must inform you that the 2020 Junior/Senior Prom scheduled for July 10, 2020 is cancelled due to social distancing guidance from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) concerning large group gatherings. Seniors, our application for the 2020 Commencement scheduled for July 18, 2020 has been submitted to DESE and we await approval. Upon approval, instructions will be sent to all seniors via school email. I have requested on your behalf for your school email to remain active until August 1, 2020 in order for us to remain in contact. Again, I must restate that the 2020 Junior/Senior Prom has been cancelled. #itsgreattobeabearcat Data Maxell David R. Maxwell, Ed.S. Principal Mena High School
16 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The pros at Aleshire Electric installed a new set of lights at Union Bank Park recently. A lightning strike earlier this year forced the replacement of the pole,lights & also damaged numerous other systems on the MHS & MMS campuses...
16 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
A reminder that Mena Public Schools will implement an athletic dead week 6/29-7/3... The Arkansas Activities Association waved the traditional athletic dead weeks this year. Mena elected to recognize the 2nd week. Athletes and coaches will be off June 29th-July 3rd. Patrons are reminded that all workouts are voluntary. If you have any questions please contact your coach. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/staff
17 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena High School Library has it's own website. Check it out by following the link: http://bit.ly/mhs-library
17 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Attention Mena High School Senior Class of 2021! While our world has been less than normal and routine for the past few months, we are busy making arrangements for the first round of senior pictures for your class as we prepare for whatever the upcoming school year may look like. Prestige by Lifetouch is coming to Mena High School on Monday, July 6, for your senior portraits! Be on the lookout for your postcard to come in the mail, which will not only give you your designated appointment time, but will include other necessary details to prepare us all for this special day of pictures. The postcards are being sent to the mailing addresses we had on file at the school for you as of when we went home in March. Once you receive your postcard, you will need to go on Prestigeportraits.com to confirm your appointment time. No walk ins are allowed so you must confirm an appointment to be photographed on this day. There will be multiple safety protocols in place to ensure that this photo experience is successful, memorable, and safe for all involved. Each student is required to bring a helper, which can be a parent, a sibling, or a friend, but each student is only allowed one person to accompany them for the picture session appointment. Each person (students and their helpers, photographers, school staff) will be required to have their temperature taken and answer a series of questions before entering the safe room for photos. Also, each person will be required to bring their own face mask, and they must be worn at all times. Seniors will be allowed to remove their face coverings when they sit down for their pictures. Even if you do not plan to purchase any of these senior portraits, the school and yearbook staff still need to have you get your pictures taken for various uses during your senior year. If you are unable to attend this scheduled picture day, there is currently a make-up picture day scheduled for Monday, September 21. Be on the lookout for more information coming in the next two weeks, and please contact Andy Philpot, MHS Yearbook Adviser, at andy.philpot@menaschools.org with any questions you may have as we get closer to picture day!
17 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mrs. Ashcraft wants to remind all Mena High School students to return all library books. Seniors, please check your school Email to see if you still have books out. A box is located at the front entrance.
18 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Attention 2020 Seniors We will be having a drive-thru pick up for the Cords & Stoles on Thursday, June 25 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. under the awning at the MMS bus loop. Exact change or a check is required. Students please check your Emails for a list of items and prices or you may call the high school office. Commencement will be July 18th at 9am with students arriving at 8am. Practice will be at 8am on July 17th. Participation in practice IS REQUIRED.
22 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Coach Sandifer & Coach Johnson put the Bearcat Baseball Team thru their paces this morning at Union Bank Park.
22 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
We have received new guidance on outdoor venues, and are able to increase the number of people in the stadium for our July 18th event. Graduating seniors will be receiving a call from the office asking for your number required. Your first notification from me only allowed two tickets for the field and four in the bleachers, but we have now added to this number. Currently we can allow two (2) on the field and up to eight (8) in the bleachers. Expect the call and get your numbers ready. I look forward to seeing you at practice on July 17th at 7:30 a.m. in the MMS parking lot. David R. Maxwell, Ed.S. Principal Mena High School
22 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Jr Ladycats and 7th grade Jr Ladycats have been working hard the past two weeks in the weight room, foot/speed work and skill work. Coach Fryar and Coach Goss have been very proud of them.
22 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Hello, this is Coach Peters! I have been wanting to get an app that allows players and parents to see practice times and schedules! I have never had much luck with the Remind app, so I thought I would try the BAND app. I will be posting the link for the app for all parents and players below! I would love to get feedback from parents/players about the app through the comments or messenger! Please share, so we can get the word out to all parents/players! Thank you! When you sign up please put your FIRST and LAST name so I can contact you if I ever need to! Hey, join our 'Mena Bearcat Basketball' group on BAND - The app for groups and communities! https://band.us/n/a9ab39c7E2ydn
23 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Here is some info on our workout times coming up! Very proud of our kids and coaches at working hard both on the field and at keeping safety our #1 priority! Go Bearcats!
23 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena School Board met on Tuesday in the Mena Middle School Library & faced a lengthy agenda. Follow the link for the full story. https://www.menaschools.org/article/261150?org=mena-school-district
23 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The AAA has decided to waive the required 2020 summer dead weeks. The Mena AAC has decided that workouts would continue June 21st-27th & athletes and coaches would be off the second week June 28th-July 4th. Patrons are reminded that all workouts are voluntary.
23 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mr. Benny Weston awarded Mrs. Paulete Sherrer with a plaque honoring her for her service to the Mena School District at Tuesday's school board meeting. Those attending applauded & wished her well in retirement.
23 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Basscats competed at the Trader Bill’s High School Championship on Lake Ouachita on Saturday, June 13th. https://www.facebook.com/traderbillshighschooltrail/
24 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Brotherton mentioned on Max Preps list of the Top 12 Arkansas high school football players from the Class of 2021. https://www.maxpreps.com/news/OE9CbJUjdEGnjjDcZDYJqA/top-12-arkansas-high-school-football-players-from-the-class-of-2021.htm
25 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations Austin Johnston on winning the 2020 Terry (Pops) Hudgens Memorial Scholarship. He will be attending Arkansas Tech this fall where he will pursue his fishing career. We would like to thank Trader Bill’s for all of their help with the scholarship.
26 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The current situation and restrictions regarding Covid-19 have led us as a chapter to decide not to participate in the 2019-2020 State FFA Virtual LDE and CDE contests. Based on the inability to practice, meet as a group, and the possibility of not having access to the proper technology needed for every student, we feel like this would be extremely difficult to pull off. Also, there will be NO National CDE or LDE contest this fall in Indianapolis. This is an unfortunate situation for all but especially for our senior members and we have this! We appreciate your understanding during these challenging times and look forward to getting back to some normalcy in the future!
29 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Attention Class of 2020! Please take a moment to fill out the MHS Graduation Survey. Follow the link to the google form. https://docs.google.com/…/1UXL_DqLQyDznCrwOg_is3c…/viewform…
29 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Governor Asa Hutchinson & Dr. Ivy Pfeffer spoke at length today about a return to the classroom. Dr, Pfeffer is the Deputy Commissioner of the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education Click the link to watch today's press conference. https://www.youtube.com/watch
29 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
In case you missed the announcement on June 3rd ! - Prom is tentatively scheduled for July 10, 2020. We will make arrangements and set guidelines for safety prior to the event. - Commencement is tentatively scheduled for July 18, 2020. We will make all necessary safety protocols and limitations available to you as soon as possible. - Both of these events are contingent upon the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) approval and the allowance from the Governor on his planned June 30th update.
29 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Members of the Bearcat Senior High Football team worked out at Bearcat Stadium this morning, practicing the required distancing mandates, but still were able to get some reps in with passing.
30 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Members of the Ladycat Senior High Volleyball Team worked out this morning at the Union Bank Center at Mena High School.
30 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Members of the MHS Senior High Cheer Team worked out this morning at the middle school parking lot, led by Cheer Coaches Andrea Hughes and Samantha Breedlove. The group focused on stretching, calisthenics, and jumping.
30 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena School District Parent/Guardian Survey for Fall 2020 - Please complete 1 survey per household. Please take the time to complete the following survey. Your input is valuable to us. We have never before had to prepare for a school year like the upcoming Fall 2020 Semester. There are still so many unanswered questions for parents, students, and school personnel. The Mena School District is asking you to consider the following statements in each category and check all of them that apply to your situation. Your choices for your student and shared concerns are important to us. Your feedback will assist us to make important decisions about the upcoming 1st semester of the 2020-2021 school year. With your input our goal is to continue to strive to best meet the needs of our students and their families while still remaining in compliance with all the state agency guidelines and restrictions. We will offer you similar choices again in preparation for the 2nd semester of the 2020-2021 school year. Please complete one survey per household. Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your input. *If you are participating in this survey and you know someone in our district with no internet access, please direct them to call our Administration Office at (479)394-1710 and answer these important survey questions over the phone. https://forms.gle/mzHQpZVujrqW7tT87
30 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
2019-20 Photo Flashback: Mena High School Senior Chantal Sims signs the National Inclusion Day poster in the cafeteria, along with the assistance of Jackie Biard, on Wednesday, March 4.
30 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
2019-20 Photo Flashback: Bearcat Senior Beau Tomblin clears the bar during the high jump track meet Bearcat Stadium on Thursday, March 12. This was the last spring sports event that MHS students participated in before spring sports were suspended due to COVID-19.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Sr High and Jr High Cheer got in a conditioning workout today. Cheer Coach Samantha Breedlove said she was proud of the athletes for showing up and pushing through the first workout of the season!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
2019-20 Photo Flashback: Junior members of the MHS Student Council pose for one of their group photos on Monday, February 24, during their student council photo shoot for the 2020 MHS Yearbook.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Ladycats & Bearcats are getting in their workouts on the first day of re-entry!!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
We are excited to see our guys on Monday. The coaches have been working extremely hard to make sure we keep each athletes safety #1! Reminder: All work is voluntary. Below are group assignments for our Junior High and 7th grade football players. Only addition to the below info.....if there is a 7-9th player who ONLY plays football, they will report at 2:30 on Tues and Thurs. This is for the month of June. Group 1 @ 11:00am Monday & Wednesday Skill Players (receivers,quarterbacks,running backs,defensive backs) Group 2 @ 1:30pm Monday & Wednesday Linemen (offensive & defensive) If you are unsure which group you are to attend please reach out to a coach Reminder, no workouts on June 9! For all the athletic work out schedule click on the link. https://www.facebook.com/MenaPublicSchools/photos/a.480635768762834/1503819796444421/?type=3&theater Go Bearcats!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Applications for the 2020-2021 school year are now available and can be completed online at the link below. PCVA is an online, home based educational option for K-12 students. For more information, contact PCVA Director Bridget Buckley at bridget.buckley@menaschools.org or 479-216-0205. https://forms.gle/13iWJAdUPgCMYDKS7
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Join the 2020 Mena Junior High Boys Basketball Remind App! Parents and players please join as soon as possible! https://www.remind.com/join/202021mena
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Tentative Prom and Commencement Dates!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Athletics/Extra Curricular General Guidelines for Re-Entry
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Tell your Instagram friends to like the NEW Mena Schools account! https://www.instagram.com/menaschools/
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Tell your Twitter friends to like the NEW Mena Schools account! https://twitter.com/SchoolsMena
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Attention Parents of Students who attended Mena School District: State and Federal guidelines require that all special education due process forms and records be destroyed within six (6) years after a student leaves the special education or speech therapy program. If your child was dismissed, graduated, dropped from the program or found to be ineligible for special education services and/ or speech therapy during the school year 2012-2013, you have the right to review and request copies of your child’s due process records before they are destroyed. Your child also has the right to review these records providing he or she is 18 years or older. If you wish to see these records, they will be available at Mena School Special Education office beginning May 25, 2020 to June 15, 2020 from 7:00 am to 4:00 p.m. Records, which are not picked up will be destroyed on June 22, 2020. These records are NOT your child’s permanent school records, they are only special education due process forms and records. You may contact Laura Bunch Special Education Supervisor 479-394-1144
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School JAG (Job's For America's Graduates) seniors have earned $1,215,279.00 in scholarships and grants as of May 15th! Go Bearcats ! Go JAG !
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Welcome Dr. Lee Smith back to Mena. Smith has been hired as the next Assistant Superintendent at the Mena Public Schools.. GO BEARCATS!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena School Board met on Tuesday, May 19th. The meeting began with the Superintendents Report. Mr. Benny Weston updated the board on the multiple phases the leadership team is working on for reentry & the beginning of the 2020/2021 school year. Assistant Superintendent Paulette Sherrer added that a needs assesment is underway in anticipation of the award from federal COVID-19 CARES Act monies. Personnel was next on the agenda. RESIGNATIONS Traci Gray Malani Vega RESCIND CONTRACT Markie Blocker TRANSFER Amy Dollar - 6th grade social studies Justin Goodnight - Mena High School Agri Chelsea Johnson - 8th grade algebra Susan McKeever - LDE Special Education paraprofessional HIRE Dr. Lee Smith - Assistant Superintendent Cheyenne Burdess - HHE Lisa Falls - HHE LPN Alicia Farringer - MMS Special Education self contained Amy Martin - MMS Chase McCormick - MMS Agri Colby Singleton - Secondary MHS COACHING DUTIES Landon Dover - head sr. girls track Tia Fryer - assistant jr. boys basketball Ryan Luttmer - head jr. boys basketball & head jr. boys track Brad Lyle - assistant sr. boys basketball Heather Goss - head jr. girls track All were approved unanimously. The board then renewed the contract with Aramark Food Service & also renewed the agreement with Horizon Software. The board accepted the Freedom of Choice Applications of 9 students. Next was an update on the district's Five Year Plan to improve the FTE (Full-time equivalent). For the 20/21 school year the FTE has improved to 91.4% & is expected to jump to 95% once final calculations are made. Finally financial reports were approved & the meeting adjourned.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
2019-2020 MHS Seniors Have Earned Scholarships and Grants totaling $2,654,043.00 This Year!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
2019-2020 MHS Seniors Have Earned Scholarships and Grants totaling $2,654,043.00 This Year!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
2019-2020 MHS Seniors Have Earned Scholarships and Grants totaling $2,654,043.00 This Year!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
2019-2020 MHS Seniors Have Earned Scholarships and Grants totaling $2,654,043.00 This Year!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
2019-2020 MHS Seniors Have Earned Scholarships and Grants totaling $2,654,043.00 This Year!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Attention Mena High School Students!!! Want to change your schedule for the 2020/2021 school year??? Follow the link & fill out the form. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc8eU47a9KlnCnGlqZh5K5NZXOLS5bFdsGYhfMzGmbD5-8R0Q/viewform?usp=sf_link
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School Chromebook, textbook & library book return. Follow the link to the MHS Website for dates & times. https://www.menaschools.org/o/mena-high-school
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
May 11, 2020 Dear Seniors of the Class of 2020, We would have had this meeting in person had we been fortunate enough to have had a normal fourth quarter. Senior Exit Procedure List: 1. Turn in textbooks, library books, etc. 2. Turn in Chromebooks once finished with all class requirements including AP assessments or last minute assignments to raise a grade. 3. Settle all debts with the school. Mrs. McCauley has a list and I would recommend each of you to check with her. 4. Settle all responsibilities with extra curricular including uniforms, instruments, costumes, etc. 5. Send official transcript requests to Mrs. Lauren Frost (​Lauren.frost@menaschools.org​). Once we have finalized each transcript and reviewed, we will send them electronically to the institution(s) of your choice. 6. Most importantly, start moving any items from your school Google account to your personal accounts that you feel you would benefit from by keeping. Start using your personal, professional email account now, because your school account will no longer be in use after May. Make sure your ACT, college, scholarship and employment correspondence have your personal account. Change any website usernames from your school account to your personal account if you have not already done so. This includes ACT, NCAA, FAFSA, etc. Take care of your business as early as possible, then you will not have this hanging over your celebrations of graduation.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MHS Girls Soccer will be handing out Fan Cloth orders on Wednesday, May 20th at 11:00am at the Middle School bus loop.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Subiaco Academy has recently decided to drop to "8 Man Football" which removes them from our conference. This left us a hole in our Senior High Schedule. We are excited to announce that we will now play Booneville week 3 of the 2020 season and have a bye during week 9. We will go to Booneville in 2020 and they will come to Mena in 2021. It will be a great series!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Meal pick up Monday Mena Public Schools is be able to provide one more week of meals & distribution is tomorrow, Monday, May 11th...
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
ATTENTION PARENTS! Please make sure your MHS & MMS student is checking their school Email. Important information is being communicated to them through Email..
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Want to know more about the Polk County Virtual Academy? Just click the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2PzxYOwJi4&feature=youtu.be
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Public Schools Would like to express our appreciation for today's donation by one of our patrons to the Feed a Bearcat Program. This donation will help those students who are behind on meal charges. If you would like to help Feed a Bearcat you can make a donation at the Administration Building located at 501 Hickory in Mena or call 479-394-1710...
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Bearcat Foundation continues to pursue our goals of partnering with MHS with assistance in areas of equipment, facilities and supplies. Thanks, to our members and supporters, BFI has gifted over $435,000 to Mena High Since 2007. A very important part of our mission is to provide a scholarship for students at Mena High and today we are happy to present the BFI scholarship for the 9th year. The Foundation scholarship differs from others in that it is scored and judged on a blind basis. All applicant’s names, family names, and commonly identifiable accomplishments are omitted from the application once received in an effort to eliminate any possible bias in the scoring process. The applicants are scored based on academic achievement, community involvement, extracurricular achievement and the compelling nature of the essay that is written for the scholarship. The committee is anonymous and does not consist of any foundation board members. All scoring is done separately by each member of the committee. The scholarship is $2,000 per student. It is my honor and the honor of every member and supporter to announce that the winners of the Bearcat Foundation Scholarship for 2020 are Mr. David Grenier and Mr. Marc Wilson.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
All Mena Middle School and Mena High School Band students will return their school owned band instruments on Tuesday, May 5th from 8am-3pm. The drop off point is in front of the high school band hall door on the sidewalk. No students will be allowed in Mena High School.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to the students awarded local 2020 JAG scholarships - Autumn Powell - $300.00 Skylar Montgomery - $300.00 Shaun Bass - $100.00
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
High School Chromebook Return will be Wednesday May 20th and Thursday May 21st in the bus loop under the High School awning. Freshmen: 9am-11am on 5/20 (Wednesday) Sophomores: 11am-1pm on 5/20 (Wednesday) Juniors: 9am-11am on 5/21 (Thursday) Seniors: 11am-1pm on 5/21 (Thursday) Friday from 9am-11am will be Chromebook Return for any who missed their allotted time.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MHS Yearbook distribution begins today! Tuesday, April 28th *11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Seniors’ Cap & Gown and Senior Accessories Herf Jones Distribution drive-thru pick-up at bus loop *11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Seniors Yearbook Distribution drive-thru at bus loop *2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Juniors Yearbook Distribution drive-thru at bus loop Thursday, April 30th *11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Sophomores Yearbook Distribution drive-thru at bus loop *2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Freshmen Yearbook Distribution drive-thru at bus loop
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Governor's Award for Musical Excellence is presented to an outstanding high school senior each year. The 2020 Mena High School recipient is Hope Egger. Hope has been a member of the Spotlight Singers throughout her high school career. She was an all region honors choir member each year from seventh grade through her senior year. She was an all state choir member her junior year. She currently serves as president of the Spotlight Singers and was recently voted Spotlight Singers student of the month. Students are nominated for the award based on the highest standards of musicianship, teamwork, dedication, character, and attitude. "Hope definitely embodies all these standards and more. It has been an honor to work with her the past 4 years. She is a very special young person," states choir director, Ferroll "Tammy" Taylor. Hope is the daughter of Scott Egger and the late Jayme Ozanich.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
With current restrictions of gatherings, we know that holding our 2020 prom and graduation events at their originally scheduled dates is not possible. We are not canceling these events, but are not yet able to set dates. The health, safety, and welfare of our community and our students are top priority at this time. Our intentions are to still hold the 2020 Junior/Senior Prom and the 2020 MHS Graduation once clearance is permitted from state and national leaders. Please continue to follow our Facebook page and your child’s individual campus page for updated information.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Public Schools wants to thank our students, parents, staff members, and community for your continued dedication and support to education. We understand that many of you have questions. We appreciate your patience and understanding during these unprecedented times. Guidance and answers will be given as Governor Hutchinson’s Task Force on reentry works through the three phases of release which are being handed down from the President. We will continue to communicate information to you as we receive guidance. At this time we are ready to release the following information. Monday, April 27th *Top 8 Seniors Reveal (video) on Facebook Tuesday, April 28th *11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Seniors’ Cap & Gown and Senior Accessories Herf Jones Distribution drive-thru pick-up at bus loop *11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Seniors Yearbook Distribution drive-thru at bus loop *2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Juniors Yearbook Distribution drive-thru at bus loop Thursday, April 30th *11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Sophomores Yearbook Distribution drive-thru at bus loop *2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Freshmen Yearbook Distribution drive-thru at bus loop Friday, May 1st *Senior Video (created by Journalism 2 Student Zane Stephens) to be posted on YouTube and Facebook May 4th-8th *Slide Shows of MHS Students highlighting the 2019-20 school year posted on YouTube and Facebook May 11th-15th *Slide Shows of MHS Students highlighting the 2019-20 School Year posted on YouTube and Facebook *2020 Scholarship Recipients slideshow posted on YouTube and Facebook *MHS Student Awards slideshow for 2019-20 Sunday, May 17th *3:00 p.m. MHS Senior Class of 2020 Cap & Gown Recognition Video to be posted on YouTube and Facebook Please continue to follow our Facebook page and your child’s individual campus page.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena School District is accepting applications for many positions at this time. Follow the link to our website for more information.. https://menaschools.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
At this time, Mena Public Schools will be able to provide 3 more weeks of meals. We will be distributing weekly Monday meals on April 27th, May 4th, and May 11th. To help us maintain an accurate count, please choose one of the following options: 1. If you are already on the meal pick-up list, simply continue what procedure you were following for the next three weeks. 2. If you were on the pre-list and wish to be removed, please call our Aramark Food Director at 234-1161. 3. If you would like to be added to the list to receive the next three weekly meals, please call our Aramark Food Director at 234-1161. We appreciate your partnership in helping us maintain our commitment to meet the needs of our students.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Ladies and Gentlemen....the 2020 Mena High School Yearbooks have arrived! We are making plans for a distribution event next week, so stay tuned for specific details regarding the days and times for this great opportunity to get your 2020 MHS Yearbook! If you have not yet purchased a yearbook, there are very limited quantities remaining. Since we are not at the school building currently, you can still reserve your copy of the 2020 Yearbook by ordering through www.jostensyearbooks.com with a debit or credit card for only $60! We will be posting more information about distribution soon, so stay tuned!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Assistant Superintendent Paulette Sherrer announces retirement after 30 years with TEAM Mena. 2019-2020 Assistant Superintendent 2015-2019 Federal Programs Coordinator/District Compliance Administrator 2014-2015 Holly Harshman Elementary Principal/District Compliance Administrator 2011-2014 Holly Harshman Elementary Principal 2009-2011 K-6 Literacy Instructional Facilitator 1999-2009 Third Grade Teacher - Holly Harshman Elementary 1990-1999 First Grade Teacher - Louise Durham Elementary
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena School Board held their April meeting Tuesday night & a number of personnel changes were addressed.. Recommendation to Hire – Jamie Grasman – 1st Grade Teacher Markie Blocker – 2nd Grade Teacher Abigail Sims – GT Coordinator/ESL Coordinator Recommendation to transfer within district – Robin Castor from 2nd Grade Teacher to LD PE Teacher Paula Cox from 3rd Grade Teacher to HHE Library Media Specialist Christy Harrison from MMS Self-Contained Teacher to SPED Director/504 Coordinator Randy Peters from Jr High Head BB Coach/Teacher to Sr High Head BB Coach/Teacher Deedra Hooker from Paraprofessional to Secondary English Teacher Accepted Resignations – Norma Foster Jim Pennington Accepted Resignations for Retirement – Mike Collins Paulette Crawford Freda Moore Marsha Riley Penny Smedley Paulette Sherrer Rose Tedder Complete minutes from the meeting will be posted later,,
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Applications for the 2020-2021 school year are now available and can be completed online at the link below. PCVA is an online, home based educational option for K-12 students. For more information, contact PCVA Director Bridget Buckley at bridget.buckley@menaschools.org or 479-216-0205. https://forms.gle/13iWJAdUPgCMYDKS7 tagTag PhotopinAdd LocationpencilEdit
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to Mena High School Senior CALEB HOLMES!!! If you are a senior we would like to be recognize you for the scholarships you have earned. Please complete this form. Here is the link to the form: https://forms.gle/r8nX4gqgyjscPWuPA
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Attention Seniors! If you would like to be recognized for the scholarships you have been awarded please follow the link & fill out the Google form. https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSclZMgid0la3wh3G8…/viewform
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Caps and Gowns, along with anything else you have ordered from Herff-Jones will be delivered to Mena High School, Tuesday, April 28. Rick and Michelle Lancaster, our Herff-Jones partners, will provide a drive-through pick-up service for your safety and convenience. Here is how it works: Between 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., enter the bus loop between Mena Middle School and the football field. You will continue to the high school area. Place a sheet of paper in the front window of your car on the passenger side with your name printed in LARGE letters. When you arrive at the high school, lower your window and your graduation order will be passed to you. PLEASE STAY IN YOUR CAR. If you are paid in full, after you receive your order, continue on the bus loop around the field house and exit the campus by the football field. If you owe for your supplies, you may pay by debit/credit card or with correct change in cash. If you need to know how much you owe, you can check on-line or text Rick (501) 318-8126 with your name and that you go to MHS and he will reply with your balance.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Arkansas Choral Directors Association recognizes individual students and choral groups that participate in region choral performance assessment and excel in academic achievement. The awards program features two levels of recognition based on the 4.0 grading scale: Distinguished Academic Achievement (GPA of 3.25 or higher) and Excellence in Academic Achievement (GPA of 3.00 - 3.24). The GPA of the first semester of the current school year is used to determine award recipients. The Spotlight Singers earned a group Distinguished award with a combined GPA of 3.85. The Bearcat Chorus earned a group Excellence award with a combined GPA of 3.0. Students earning individual Distinguished Academic Achievement honors are: Spotlight Singers Cassidy Ashcraft, Miranda Burt, Cassidy Delaney, Hope Egger, Christina Gragg, Cloey Massey, Zoe McPherson, Ali Ogden, Kendall Posey, and Nalu Pruitt Bearcat Chorus Ashtan Carr, Hannah Willis, Devon Davis, Misael Knight, Latonia Siler, Julia Bailey, Leilani Knight, Gabby Pierce, Maddison Gunn, Tabitha Levering, Gabe Betz, Phong Nguyen, Ethan Scott Students earning Excellence in Academic Achievement are: Bearcat Chorus Chloe White, Sierra Taylor, Alexyss Hilderbrand, Summer Venable
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
SCHOOL CHOICE DEADLINE IS MAY 1st ! Follow the link to the forms & email or mail the completed form to 501 Hickory Avenue Mena, AR 71953. Contact sherry.newman@menaschools.org for more information. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/…/School_Choice_Form_202… tagTag PhotopinAdd Locationpencil
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
NEW HEALTH & SAFETY UPDATE FOR FOOD DELIVERY ON MONDAY, MARCH 13th, We strive to continue offering our weekly meal orders. Due to our intent on “Slowing the Spread” and keeping “Social Distancing”, we are adding increased measures of protection to our meal delivery process to protect our students, guardians, and employees. For onsite or offsite meal pickups each Monday, please help us by adhering to the following guidelines: 1. Please remain in your car with your windows rolled up. 2. Please have a piece of paper with the "Guardian's First and Last Name" written on it viewable on the front passenger side window. 3. We will only be loading in the trunk of your vehicle or the back of a pickup truck. We will no longer be able to load into the seats of a vehicle. If you are unable to open or offer a trunk space, please write “no trunk” on your paper. We will then have you pull up, and let you load your own sacks. 4. If possible, please wear a mask if you will need to be exiting your vehicle to self-load. These are increased measures to help us continue to serve you! We appreciate your understanding and support. Thank you.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
We are so grateful for the positive response to our Weekly Student Meal Preorders, but we are not able to continue filling orders for families who have not picked up the meals the past two weeks. If you filled the original order form on March 24/25 and have not picked up the meals the past two weeks your name has been removed from the list, you can contact the Food Director if you would like to be added to next week’s meal preorder list for delivery or pickup on Monday, April 13th, please directly contact our Aramark Food Service Director by phone at (479)234-1161 Any further questions or comments about your weekly preorder, please call (479)234-1161. Thank you for your continued support as we strive to meet the needs of our students, parents, and community during this time.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
NEW HEALTH & SAFETY UPDATE FOR FOOD DELIVERY! We strive to continue offering our weekly meal orders. Due to our intent on “Slowing the Spread” and keeping “Social Distancing”, we are adding increased measures of protection to our meal delivery process to protect our students, guardians, and employees. For onsite or offsite meal pickups each Monday, please help us by adhering to the following guidelines: 1. Please remain in your car with your windows rolled up. 2. Please have a piece of paper with the "Guardian's First and Last Name" written on it viewable on the front passenger side window. 3. We will only be loading in the trunk of your vehicle or the back of a pickup truck. We will no longer be able to load into the seats of a vehicle. If you are unable to open or offer a trunk space, please write “no trunk” on your paper. We will then have you pull up, and let you load your own sacks. 4. If possible, please wear a mask if you will need to be exiting your vehicle to self-load. These are increased measures to help us continue to serve you! We appreciate your understanding and support. Thank you.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
SCHOLARSHIP: Still looking for college scholarships? It's not to late to apply for the Polk County Farm Bureau Scholarship. The deadline has been extended to May 29, 2020. Email Nikki at nikki.cureton@afbic.com for a copy of the application. If you prefer a paper application, you can pick one up at the door of the office Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. REQIREMENTS: Current Farm Bureau Member, 2.5 minimum GPA
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
A thank you to MPS & Aramark employees from an anonymous patron. Thank you and all that help make it possible for the food boxes. We appreciate it so much. It has eased some stress during this time. The stress of having to purchase enough food to feed our constantly hungry growing children during a time where most are out of work. The stress of having to go to public places like the grocery store and try and shop cheaply, quickly, and stay healthy. My children who are missing going to school were very excited to see the items they are use to at school. They even pretended they were back at school with our plates that look similar to school trays. Grabbing their milks first and walking around the kitchen as it was the lunch line. Thank you so much again! We are lucky and grateful to have such a kind and helpful school and community. - A grateful family Week 2 meals will be delivered on Monday April 6th. See the schedule below..
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
If you would like to be added to next week’s meal preorder list for delivery or pickup on Monday, April 6th, please directly contact our Aramark Food Service Director by phone at (479)234-1161 by 3pm today (Wed. 4/1) Any further questions or comments about your weekly preorder, please call (479)234-1161. Thank you for your continued support as we strive to meet the needs of our students, parents, and community during this time.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Applications for the 2020-2021 school year are now available and can be completed online at the link below. PCVA is an online, home based educational option for K-12 students. For more information, contact PCVA Director Bridget Buckley at bridget.buckley@menaschools.org or 479-216-0205. https://forms.gle/13iWJAdUPgCMYDKS7
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Monday Pre-order Meal Pickup Times ! Old Cove Gym - 11:00-11:45 Hatfield First Baptist Church - 11:00-11:30 Old Potter Sale Barn - 11:45-12:15 Board Camp Baptist Church - 11:00-11:30 Big Fork Community Building - 11:45-12:15 Mena Union Mission - 11:00-11:15 Cherry Hill Store - 11:45-12:15 Mena Kess’ Corner - 11:00-11:30 Old Rocky Church - 12:00-12:30 Louise Durham Pickup Line 11:30-1:00 Mena High School Pickup Line 11:30-1:00 You will simply need to give the guardian name the pre-order was made under. Thank you!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena School District has created safe learning zones where students can access Wi-fi and technology support. One is in the parking lot at Bearcat Stadium, Another is in the Mena High School student parking lot & a third is in the front parking lot at Louise Durham Elementary.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Commissioner Johnny Key announced today that Arkansas will be seeking the waiver to cancel the Spring State ACT Aspire Testing as well as the K-2 Assessment for this year, Here is the official statement! Due to the extraordinary circumstances created by the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting school closures, states have been provided flexibility regarding the assessment and accountability requirements under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Given the widespread, extended school closures, and the interruption in school operations and on-site classroom education, Arkansas will cancel administration of state testing for the spring of 2020. This includes the Act Aspire and the K-2 assessments. Arkansas will participate in the U.S. Department of Education’s expedited waiver process and will be seeking broad flexibility from both assessment and accountability provisions.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MENA SCHOOL BOARD MEETING ADMINISTRATION BUILDING BOARD ROOM TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2020 MINUTES The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. Members present: Susan Rowell, Clint Montgomery, Edd Puckett, Kyle Cannon and Todd Aynes. Members absent: Phillip Wilson and Robert Hines Kyle Cannon made a motion to approve the minutes as read. Susan Rowell seconded the motion and motion carried unanimously. In the Superintendent’s Report, Mr. Weston presented a Mitigation Report to the Board per guidance and direction of the Governor, DESE, and CDC. Mr. Weston presented the Arkansas School Boards Association Model Policy Service Contract renewal effective the first day of February, 2020 and terminating on the last day of January, 2022, in the amount of $2,850.00. Kyle Cannon made a motion to approve the ASBA renewal in the amount of $2,850.00. Susan Rowell seconded the motion and motion carried unanimously. Kyle Cannon read: School Choice Capacity Resolution for school choice applicants for the 2020-2021 school-year under the provisions of policy 4.5 - School Choice and applicable Arkansas Law. Kyle Cannon made a motion to approve the School Choice Capacity Resolution. Clint Montgomery seconded the motion and motion passed unanimously. Mr. Weston asked Ray Beardsley of First Security Beardsley, a Division of Crews & Associates, in Little Rock, Arkansas, to inform the board of refunding bond bids. Mr. Beardsley presented information to the Board regarding the 3 quarters bond interest. Kyle Cannon read and made the following motion: To submit an “Application for a Permit to Issue Bonds”, with related documents, for $14,830,000 in Refunding Boards to the State Department of Education and to employ First Security Beardsley as Fiscal Agent, and to authorize the Superintendent of Schools to accept or reject the best bid submitted in connection with the publics sale of the proposed bonds in consultation with the fiscal agent. Susan Rowell seconded the motion and motion carried unanimously. Kyle Cannon read and made the following motion: To submit an “Application for a Permit to Issue Bonds”, with related documents, for $5,650,000 in Refunding Bonds to the State Department of Education and to employ First Security Beardsley as Fiscal Agent, and to authorize the Superintendent of Schools to accept or reject the best bid submitted in connection with the public sale of the proposed bonds in consultation with the fiscal agent. Edd Puckett seconded the motion and motion carried unanimously. The previous two items would only occur as the market improves and an agreement is reached between the Superintendent and the fiscal agent. Kyle Cannon read and made the following motion: To employ First Security Beardsley as Financial Advisor for a period of three (3) years effecitve as of the date of adoption. Clint Montgomery seconded the motion and motion carried unanimously. Edd Puckett made a motion to approve financial reports. Kyle Cannon seconded the motion and motion carried unanimously. Mr. Weston recommended the resignation of Geraldine Krudwig - Secondary English, Mena High School. Kyle Cannon made a motion to approve Mr. Weston’s retirement recommendation. Susan Rowell seconded the motion and motion carried unanimously. With no further business, Edd Puckett moved for adjournment, Kyle Cannon seconded and meeting adjourned at 7:50 p.m..
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
In light of everything that we are dealing with, here is some good news for some special students!! Congratulations to these young people! 2020-2021 SR High Cheerleaders Competition and Sideline Blake Castor Competition only Leilani Day Sam Efird Competition only Kyleigh Johnson Ciara Lance Allie Martin Marissa Ortiz Cassidy Ashcraft Abri Evangelista Bethany Godwin Christina Gragg Jaiden Milam Kyra Stephens Addi Dollar Cloey Massey Eisayah Day Competition only Briley Dean Competition only Hailey Emerson Competition only Abby Felix Competition only Amy Gragg Competition only Brooklyn Hilderbrand Competition only Kiylee Hughes Competition only Kaelyn Nichols Competition only Jeffrey Richmond Competition only Shantal Tecson Competition only Makayla Vega Competition only 2020-2021 JR High Cheerleaders Competition and Sideline Eisayah Day Briley Dean Hailey Emerson Abby Felix Amy Gragg Brooklyn Hilderbrand Kiylee Hughes Kaelyn Nichols Jeffrey Richmond Shantal Tecson Makayla Vega Lainee Garrett Bailey Heald Elizabeth (Izzy) Henry Kayleigh Noble Myranda Richmond Stay well and enjoy your break!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Governor Asa Hutchinson announced that all schools in Arkansas will be closed until April 17 and further action will be evaluated at the time. Continued education will continue through alternative methods. Keep checking the Mena Public School social media & website for more information as it becomes available.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Hey Bearcats (of all ages) Coach Arnold has put together a great "In Home" workout for you on this extended break!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to David Grenier on bring selected as the 2019-2020 Polk County Basketball Player of the Year by the Mena Star! Grenier is a senior at Mena High School and earned All-Conference honors in his final season as a Bearcat.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Public Schools served a total of 233 students Grab & Go lunches today!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
the Mena-Oden Ranger District will be hiring a 4-person Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) crew. The crew will work for 8 weeks from June 8th to July 31st, and their hours of work will be from 8 AM until 4:30 PM for 5 days per week. Applicants must commit to the full, 8-week program. The pay rate will be $10.00 per hour. And, the youth must provide their own boots. However, all other safety gear (e.g. hard hats, safety glasses, gloves) will be provided. The deadline to submit an application to the Mena Ranger Station (1603 Highway 71 North; Mena, AR 71953) will be April 1, 2020. Our days and hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8 AM until 4:30 PM. We also have hard copies of the application at our office if you need it.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
After classes conclude & school dismisses today, Monday March 16th, all Mena Public School facilities will be closed to the public. This includes all buildings as well as Bearcat Stadium, Union Bank Park, playgrounds, etc. Deep cleaning will be taking place over the next few days & all will remain closed till at least March 30th, 2020. All buildings will be off limits. If a Student or district patron has a need, March 17th-20th, they should call ahead. For MHS & MMS call 479-394-1144. For HHE & LDE call 479-394-2943. You may also contact the central office at 479-394-1710... Spring Break will be March 23rd-27th !
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Public Schools will be offering “Grab & Go” lunches for our students for the remainder of this week Tuesday, March 17th - Friday, March 20th. The Louise Durham Elementary Car Rider Line will be open from 10:00-11:30. The Mena High School student parking lot porch area drive up will be open from 11:45-1:15. Parents may choose either location and receive meals for all of your students in one stop. All of our students are able to eat at no charge for this week. Due to the Child Nutrition Unit guidelines, this is only for students and not adult meals. We appreciate your support and understanding as we strive to continue to meet the needs of our learners.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Basscats competed in the AYFA Tournament on Lake Ouachita on Saturday 3/14. Austin Johnston and Cason Cannon came in 4th and Austin Rose and Evan Graves came in 7th. On Sunday 3/15 the Basscats were on Lake DeGray for the Trader Bills High school tournament Trail. Austin Johnston and Cason Cannon took 1st place with 11.66lbs. Austin Rose and Evan Graves took 2nd place with 11.62lbs. We would like to say thank you to our sponsors. Go Basscats!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Attention Spring Sport Athletes!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MHS Students that require a device and have internet access , may pick up their device and check it out using the procedures that their Enrichment teacher has for them on Monday, March 16, 2020 only. Students without internet service will take a four day paper packet home.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Governor just updated In reference to Arkansas School Closings. It will be optional to attend school tomorrow on Monday, March 16th. Students may need to pick up learning packets or check out a chrome book for online learning at home. Mena Public Schools will be continuing with online learning Tuesday, March 17th through Friday, March 20th. The following week is spring break. We will keep you posted with continual communication. We appreciate your support in our efforts to keep the safety of our students first.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena FFA Workday Auction scheduled for Monday 16th has been postponed.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School Theatre has postponed both performances scheduled for this weekend.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Here are the results from the Mena High Senior Relays held Thursday at Bearcat Stadium. GIRLS High Jump - Emily Wagner 2nd Long Jump - Emily Wagner 7th Discus - Madyson Birtcher 8th Shot - Madyson Birtcher 8th BOYS High Jump - Beau Tomblin 2nd Austin Kirkendoll 8th Long Jump - Caleb Holmes 4th Zane Stephens 5th Triple Jump - Caleb Holmes 4th Iaza Ingoglia 5th Shot - Logan Yang 2nd Pole Vaullt - Jacob Flemens 1st Tre McMellon 4th 4x800 Relay - Mena 1st (Nance, McMellon,Myers, Adams) 110 Hurdles - Iaza Ingoglia 3rd 100 Dash - Zane Stephens 5th Caleb Holmes 6th 1600 Run - Logan Myers 2nd Tre McMellon 5th The Bearcats finished 2nd in the meet as a team! GO BEARCATS!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
All sporting events scheduled for today have been cancelled!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Bearcat Announcements Friday, March 13, 2020 Sports Activities Friday, March 13, Girls and Boys Soccer vs. Heavener @ Mena starting at 5:00 p.m. Students and faculty, in honor of the recent loss of Officer Brent Scrimshire at the Hot Springs Police Department, we will wear blue next Monday March 16. Our flag has been lowered to half staff in respect. FFA Workday Auction will be Monday March 16 at the HS Cafeteria @ 6:30 PM. FFA members who are in the auction should be there by 6:00 pm. HUB Program Applications are still available in Mrs. Buckley's office. If you are interested in the HUB program for 2020-2021, you are welcome to pick up an application in the office. Any student or group of students interested in auditioning for one of the talent acts in the Lip Sync Variety Show needs to talk to Ms. Taylor by next Friday, March 20. We are looking for dance acts, gymnastics acts, instrumental performances, vocal performances, comedy routines, and other entertaining talents. See Ms. Taylor and get signed up today! Theatre I classes will be performing two short one act plays, The Greek Mythology Olympiaganza and The Entire American Revolution, this weekend on Saturday @ 7:30 pm and Sunday @ 2:30 pm. Admission is by donation. Come out and see the shows. Sci-Fi Club officer applications are due March 20th. If you want to apply please pick up an application in Ms. Hooker’s room, 206.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Andrea Hughes, Coach Mena Varsity Cheerleading PO Box 1810 Mena, AR 71953 andrea.hughes@menaschools.org Dear Alumni and/or Business, We have exciting news! We are looking for sponsors to help fund the 2020-2021 cheerleading team in their hopeful journey to a State Championship. The athletes will be participating in multiple camps/clinics, as well as multiple competitions all leading up to the State Competition in December of 2020, but we need your help. In return for your sponsorship, we are starting a Paint the Paw fundraiser. We will be painting paws leading to the high school and student parking lots. Here are some options that we would like to provide for you: A paw with your name and graduation year A paw with your business name A paw to honor your whole graduating class A paw to honor a lost classmate Would you consider sponsoring our club and donating $50.00 to help us send these athletes to camp, competition, and purchase other supplies related to competition? We are so grateful for what our sponsors just like you have helped us accomplish over the years, including sponsoring our Little Cats Cheer Camp for our future cheerleaders. We’re immensely thankful to our past, present, and future sponsors! We hope you’re able to contribute and thank you for your consideration. To make a contribution, simply mail your gift to the above address with this letter, hand deliver your gift to Mena High School, or meet with a MHS Cheerleader when they stop by your business on Monday, April 6th. See back for order form. Many thanks in advance for your sponsorship! For more information Email andrea.hughes@menaschools.org Sincerely, Andrea Hughes P.S. We would love to see you at opening night in Bearcat Stadium on September 11, 2020 at 7pm. Order Form: Name/Business exactly as you wish for it to appear on the paw: ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ Circle one: Cash Check Paid: _______ Return address: __________________________________________ ___________________________________________ ___________________________________________ EXAMPLE: Name/Business exactly as you wish for it to appear on the paw: Mena Varsity Cheerleading 2020-2021 ______________________________ ______________________________ Circle one: Cash Check Paid: ___X___ Return address: Andrea Hughes PO Box 1810 Mena, AR 71953
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
AAA Suspends Spring Interscholastic Competition
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena baseball lost a game at Lake Hamilton Thursday by a score of 3-13.. The Bearcats will play again Friday at Malvern..
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Today's non-conference softball game at Dierks has been cancelled due to concerns about late evening weather. Also the softball game vs Bauxite on 3/19 has been cancelled... Today’s Baseball game at Lake Hamilton is being moved up to a 4:00pm start. Also the baseball game vs Bauxite on 3/20 has been cancelled. http://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Governor’s Office is in charge of making the decision to close schools. The Mena School District has been told we are presently still at a low risk and will remain open. Any further closings will come through the Governor’s Office. We are following all precautionary steps. Thank you.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Under the continued guidance of the Arkansas Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Arkansas Department of Health, Mena Public Schools is taking all measures to carefully monitor potential risks. We encourage frequent hand washing, covering coughs and sneezes and staying home when sick.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
With today being 2020 Spring Sports Picture Day for all the spring teams and players, we will be able to complete the design of the 2020 Mena Spring Sports Souvenir Program. If you would like to purchase an ad for your player or your business, please contact Andy Philpot at bearcatpromos@gmail.com The programs will be designed and printed by the end of spring break, with the selling of programs at Mena home baseball, softball, and soccer games starting the week after spring break.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena FFA Forestry Team competed recently in several events. At the Mine Creek forestry event in Nashville, Arkansas where they placed in the top 15 At the Logan County Invitational Career Development Events Nursery landscape placed 1st! Meats placed 3rd! Livestock placed 12th! Forestry and electricity placed 7th! At the Center Point Invitational Career Developments Events Vet science placed in the top 15! Livestock placed in the top 15! Electricity placed 7th! Meats placed 1st! Mechanics placed in the top 15! Forestry placed 12th! Next week our Career Development Event teams will be participating in Southern District FFA CDEs event at Southern Arkansas University on Tuesday! This will be a state qualifying event. 
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Jr. High Track Teams competed at the Cub Relays in DeQueen on Tuesday. Girls results: 100m Dash - Makalee Lane 6th 400m Dash - Brooklyn Pennington 6th 800m Run - Keira Hall 1st 1600m Run - Keira Hall 3rd 4x400 Relay - Mena 7th 4x800 Relay -- Mena 1st Discus - Carolyn Cannon 7th Boys Result 1600m Run - Brody Brown 5th / Trevin Plunkett 6th 110m Hurdles - Cody Bollmeyer 6th 4x800m Relay - Mena 6th High Jump - Cody Bollmeyer 2nd Discus - Mason Dillard 8th The Next Jr. High Meet is scheduled for April 2nd in Mansfield!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Bearcats earned a hard fought 14-12 win over Hope Tuesday at Union Bank Park. Mena improves to 5-1 on the young season & will play at Lake Hamilton on Thursday.. GO BEARCATS!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Ladycats bested Hope by a score of 12-2 in 5 innings at Union Bank Park on Tuesday. Mena is now 3-1 on the year & will be back in action on Thursday 3/12 when they play at Dierks. GO LADYCATS!!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Bearcat Announcements Wednesday, March 11, 2020 Lunch Menu: Club Activities Tuesday, March 10, & Thursday, March 12, EAST Conference Presentation Team will meet at Middle School EAST Room Wednesday, March 11, FFA Meeting in the Ag Building during Enrichment for all FFA members in the workday auction. Wednesday, March 11, Sci-Fi Club Meeting in the Art Room during Enrichment Sports Activities Softball and Baseball will both play after school today as they play Hope here at home Tomorrow afternoon will be Spring Sports Picture Day with Lifetouch and Mr. Philpot. Team and individual player photos will be taken for all spring sports teams, with the option of purchasing photos from Lifetouch. These photos will be used for the yearbook, as well as the spring sports souvenir program. FFA Workday Auction will be Monday March 16 at the HS Cafeteria @ 6:30 PM. FFA members who are in the auction should be there by 6:00 pm. HUB Program Applications are still available in Mrs. Buckley's office. If you are interested in the HUB program for 2020-2021, you are welcome to pick up an application in the office. Any student or group of students interested in auditioning for one of the talent acts in the Lip Sync Variety Show needs to talk to Ms. Taylor before Spring Break. We are looking for dance acts, gymnastics acts, instrumental performances, vocal performances, comedy routines, and other entertaining talents. See Ms. Taylor and get signed up today!!! Theatre I classes will be performing two short one act plays, The Greek Mythology Olympiaganza and The Entire American Revolution, this weekend on Saturday @ 7:30 pm and Sunday @ 2:30 pm. Admission is by donation. Come out and see the shows. Sci-Fi Club officer applications are due March 20th. If you want to apply please pick up an application in Ms. Hooker’s room, 206.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to Mena High School Junior Gracie Lyle! Lyle was selected as an All District player in District 7--4A in Basketball & also was named to the 4A All State Tournament Team for the 2019-2020 basketball season. GO LADYCATS!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to Mena High School Sophomore Grayson Fairless! Fairless was selected as an All District player in District 7--4A in Basketball for the 2019-2020 basketball season. GO LADYCATS!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to Mena High School Senior Kiara Kesterson! Kesterson was selected as an All District player in District 7--4A in Basketball for the 2019-2020 basketball season. GO BEARCATS!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
March is Music In Our Schools Month!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to Mena High School Seniior David Grenier! Grenier was selected as an All District player in District 7--4A in Basketball for the 2019-2020 basketball season. GO BEARCATS!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Here is another chance for local theatre fans to come out for an evening or afternoon of entertainment & also support MHS students. Admission is by donation..
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
All Juniors will take the ACT on Tuesday beginning at 8:00am. Please leave your phone in your backpack in the hall outside the PAC. You will not need to bring anything inside.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Bearcat Announcements Monday, March 9, 2020 Lunch Menu: Friday, March 6, Crispito’s with Cheese, Corndogs, Hamburger Club Activities Tuesday, March 10, & Thursday, March 12, EAST Conference Presentation Team meet at Middle School EAST Room Wednesday, March 11, FFA Meeting in the Ag Building during Enrichment. Wednesday, March 11, Sci-Fi Club Meeting in the Art Room during Enrichment Sports Activities The Junior High Track Meet that was scheduled for today here at Mena has been postponed due to weather. A make-up date will be announced at a later time. This Wednesday afternoon will be Spring Sports Picture Day with Lifetouch and Mr. Philpot. Team and individual player photos will be taken for all spring sports teams, with the option of purchasing photos from Lifetouch. These photos will be used for the yearbook, as well as the spring sports souvenir program. Congrats to the 2020-2021 Sideline Cheer team: Leilani Day Kyleigh Johnson Ciara Lance Allie Martin Marissa Ortiz Cassidy Ashcraft Abri Evangelista Bethany Godwin Christina Gragg Jaiden Milam Kyra Stephens Addi Dollar Cloey Masssey And Congrats to the 2020-2021 Competition Cheer team: Leilani Day Kyleigh Johnson Ciara Lance Allie Martin Marissa Ortiz Cassidy Ashcraft Abri Evangelista Bethany Godwin Christina Gragg Jaiden Milam Kyra Stephens Addi Dollar Cloey Masey Blake Castor Sam Efird Eisayah Day Jeffrey Richmond And the upcoming 9th grade Cheerleaders TBA HUB Program Applications are still available in Mrs. Buckley's office. If you are interested in the HUB program for 2020-2021, you are welcome to pick up an application in the office. JAG Work Applications (upcoming juniors and seniors) are available for next year's JAG Work class. If you missed the priority deadline to turn in your application last Friday, see Mrs. Purvis in room 403 for more information. During Enrichment today (March 9th), there will be a representative in the Art room to discuss the Congressional Art Competition. Anyone who is interested in learning about this amazing opportunity, please come and see what it is all about. Any student or group of students interested in auditioning for one of the talent acts in the Lip Sync Variety Show needs to talk to Ms. Taylor before Spring Break. We are looking for dance acts, gymnastics acts, instrumental performances, vocal performances, comedy routines, and other entertaining talents. See Ms. Taylor and get signed up today!!! Theatre I classes will be performing two short one act plays, The Greek Mythology Olympiaganza and The Entire American Revolution, this weekend on Saturday @ 7:30 pm and Sunday @ 2:30 pm. Admission is by donation. Come out and see the shows. All Juniors will take the ACT on Tuesday beginning at 8:00. Please leave your phone in your backpack in the hall outside PAC. You will not need to bring anything inside. Battle of the Books members will meet in Mrs. Neufeld's room today (Monday) during Enrichment. Sci-Fi Club officer applications are due March 20th. If you want to apply please pick up an application in Ms. Hooker’s room, 206.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Act Aspire & Star Testing will be taking place at Mena Public Schools in April. Star Testing April 13th - 24th @ LDE ACT Aspire Testing April 6th - 9th @ HHE April 13th - 16th @ MMS April 23rd - 24th @ MHS
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena FFA will be hosting their annual Workday Auction on Monday, March 16th. The meal will be served at 6:30pm & the auction starts at 7:00pm in the MHS Cafeteria. Come support the Mena FFA !
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Spring Break at Mena Public Schools will be March 23rd - 27th.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Jr. High Track Meet scheduled for today at Bearcat Stadium has been postponed to a later date due to the rain. We will let you know when it is rescheduled.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Basscats had two teams compete on Lake Dardanelle this past Sunday in the Student Angler Federation Arkansas State Championship. Austin Johnston and Cason Cannon took 4th place. Jarrett Burger and Austin Rose took 5th place. Burger & Rose came home with the Lew’s Big Bass Award & a pair of new Lew’s Reels.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to Luke Montgomery on making the All-Tournament Team at the Regional Quiz Bowl in Arkadelphia Saturday!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Four Ladycats hit home runs in Friday’s 15-5 win... Go Ladycats!!! (photo-reigha smith)
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Softball Team Lost to Ashdown 9-1 and then beat Dierks 12-2 Saturday at the Ashdown Tournament.. The Ladycats finish 2-1 in tournament play & will play next on Tuesday 3/10 when they host Hope at Union Bank Park!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Bearcat Baseball Classic was played at Union Bank Park today. Mena beat Mt. Ida 6-5 & also defeated Cossatot 13-5 ! The Bearcats go 3-0 in classic play! Go Bearcats!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulation to our new MHS Cheer teams! MHS Sideline Cheer 2020-2021 Leilani Day Kyleigh Johnson Ciara Lance Allie Martin Marissa Ortiz Cassidy Ashcraft Abri Evangelista Bethany Godwin Christina Gragg Jaiden Milam Kyra Stephens Addi Dollar Cloey Massey MHS Cheer Competition Team 2020-2021 Leilani Day Kyleigh Johnson Ciara Lance Allie Martin Marissa Ortiz Cassidy Ashcraft Abri Evangelista Bethany Godwin Christina Gragg Jaiden Milam Kyra Stephens Addi Dollar Cloey Massey Blake Castor Sam Efird Eisayah Day Jeffrey Richmond Additionally, the 9th Cheerleaders (TBA) will also be on the SR Competition Squad.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats are playing in a softball tournament at Ashdown. Mena defeated Avery Texas by a score of 15-5 on Friday. They will play next on Saturday at 1:00pm. Go Ladycats!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
A full house watched the opening game of the Bearcat Baseball Classic at Union Bank Park Friday afternoon. Mena score 8 runs on 5 hits & won by a score of 8-6... The boys are back in action Saturday at the UBP... They will face Mt. Ida at 12:30pm & then play Cossatot at 3:00pm. GO BEARCATS!!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Fabulous Friday at Holly Harshman Elementary with Baseball Bearcats greeting students!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Friday!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Updated Ashdown Softball Invitational Bracket! Mena softball will play their season opener on Friday, March 6th, in the Ashdown Invitational Tournament. The Ladycats will play Avery TX at 7pm... GO LADYCATS!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Public Schools are seeking qualified applicants for a pair of positions. Follow the link for more information. https://menaschools.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Bearcat Announcements Thursday, March 5, 2020 Club Activities Today, March 5 FCCLA meeting, NHS meeting Today, March 5 - EAST Conference Presentation Team Meeting in Middle School FFA members who are competing in the Logan County Invitational contests will be leaving from the ag building @ 6 am tomorrow. FFA Members who are competing in the Centerpoint Invitational contests will be leaving from the ag building @ 8 am Friday. Friday, March 6 Art, Book Club Saturday, March 7 Sr. High Regional Quiz Bowl : Arkadelphia Sports Activities Yesterday, the Mena Ladycats were defeated by Pea Ridge in the 4A State Tournament, thus bringing their season to an end. However, this was the first time since 2009 the Ladycats had made it to the state tournament, so be sure and congratulate the Ladcyats and Coach Wright when you see them today on all their accomplishments this year. March 5, Track @ Booneville Jr. High March 6-7, Baseball Mena Classic March 6-7, Softball @ Ashdown Tournament **Any student planning on playing Tennis next year please meet in the gym during enrichment today (March 5th). This meeting will be rescheduled. The Cheer Clinic will continue to be in the UBC today - Saturday. HUB Program Applications are still available in Mrs. Buckley's office. If you are interested in the HUB program for 2020-2021, you are welcome to pick up an application in the office. JAG Work Applications (upcoming juniors and seniors) are available for next year's JAG Work class. If you missed the priority deadline to turn in your application last Friday, see Mrs. Purvis in room 403 for more information. During Enrichment today, we will have the current Juniors key their schedules into HAC at the start of the period. Battle of the Books team members go see Mrs. Neufeld sometime today.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
A message from Mena Public School Superintendent Benny Weston!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Soccer online store store is now open. Fans can make a purchase thru March 19th, 2020. The link is https://fancloth.shop/AXRJM
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Baseball Classic wil be played this Friday & Saturday at Union Bank Park. The Bearcats will play Acorn at 4pm Friday, Mt. Ida at 12:30pm on Saturday & Cossatot at 3:00pm on Saturday... GO BEARCATS!!!!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Sr. Track Team competed at the Booneville Relays on Tuesday. 800 Meter Run - 1st Devin Adams 4x800 Relay - 1st Mena High School 400 Meter Dash - 4th Ashton Powell Shot Put - 4th Logan Yang GO BEARCATS!!!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Sr. Girls basketball season came to an end today in Farmington. The Ladycats lost to Pea Ridge in the first round of the 4A State Tournament 25-39 & finish with a record of 17-16..
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Polk County Voters went to the polls today & Mena Public School patrons had the opportunity to cast their vote on two school board races. In complete by unofficial results it appears the incumbents will retain their positions. Position 1 Brandyn Gortemiller 1082 Todd Aynes 1919 Position 2 Robby Hines 1604 Calvin Cummings 1401
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
It was a great start to the season for the Mena Soccer Teams Tuesday night as they picked up a pair of wins in Texarkana. The Ladycats defeated Arkansas High 1-0 & the Bearcats won 2-1... The Mena teams will play their home opener at Bearcat Stadium against Heavener on Friday 3/13/20.. GO BEARCATS!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Bearcats picked up an 8-0 win over Mansfield at Union Bank Park Tuesday. Mena scored 4 in the 3rd inning and never looked back. The Bearcat Classic begins this Friday when Mena host Acorn at 4pm... Go Bearcats!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Jr. High Track Team will not compete at Booneville on Thursday 3/5.... The next meet will be on Monday 3/9 at Bearcat Stadium in Mena....
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Today, March 3, the Blood Drive is in the Bearcat Room. Go see Nurse Bobbi if you missed signed up and want to give blood. Wednesday, March 4, Football meeting in Field House for 9th, 10th & 11th grades during Enrichment. Wednesday, March 4, Sci Fi Club in the Art room; Junior Prom Committee Meeting in Ms.Hobson’s room. FFA members who are competing in the Logan County Invitational contests will be leaving from the ag building @ 6 am Thursday. Thursday, March 5 FCCLA meeting, NHS meeting FFA Members who are competing in the Centerpoint Invitational contests will be leaving from the ag building @ 8 am Friday. Friday, March 6 Art, Book Club Saturday, March 7 Sr. High Regional Quiz Bowl : Arkadelphia Sports Activities Tuesday, March 3 Baseball vs. Mansfield @ Mena 5 p.m. March 3, Soccer @ Arkansas High 5 & 7 March 3, Track @ Booneville Senior High March 5, Track @ Booneville Jr. High March 6-7, Baseball Mena Classic March 6-7, Softball @ Ashdown Tournament ETS Meeting with 9th grade today. Cheer tryout clinic will be at the MMS gym from 4-7 p.m. today. Will be back in the UBC Wednesday - Saturday. HUB Program Applications are still available in Mrs. Buckley's office. If you are interested in the HUB program for 2020-2021, you are welcome to pick up an application in the office. JAG Work Applications (upcoming juniors and seniors) are available for next year's JAG Work class. If you missed the priority deadline to turn in your application last Friday, see Mrs. Purvis in room 403 for more information. Wednesday, March 4 is Special Olympics --Spread the Word -- Inclusion Day..Please sign the Inclusion Pledge Poster in the hallway and wear the bracelet. Unified Champion partners stop by Room 214 today to see Mrs. Tompkins.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Tuesday!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The University of Central Arkansas track & field teams, led by Mena's Zach Jewell, wrapped up the 2020 Southland Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships on Monday. Jewell tied his school record in the 60m with an effort of 6.75. His run earned him the fastest man in the SLC. He broke his own school record in the 200m with a run of 20.98 and finished in second just one tenth of a second behind first. From the Athletes – Senior Zachary Jewell "I looked back and I was just filled with joy. Usually, it takes a while for the victory to set in. As I was coming to the line I looked over and saw that I was out in front. Instantly, I knew something good had to come out of that. I ran my best in the 200m and it's been a long road since the first week when I pulled my hamstring. I've been working hard and I'm happy the hard work has paid off." https://ucasports.com/news/2020/3/2/mens-track-and-field-temple-jewell-earn-individual-championships-on-final-day.aspx
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Baseball team lost to Waldron Monday by a score of 1-5. The Bearcats play their first home game of the season against Mansfield on Tuesday 3/3 at the Union Bank Park
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Bearcat Announcements Monday, March 2, 2020 Club Activities Tuesday, March 3, The Blood Drive is in the Bearcat Room. Go see Nurse Bobbi if you missed signed up and want to give blood. Wednesday, March 4, Sci Fi Club in the Art room, Junior Prom Committee Meeting in Ms.Hobson’s room Thursday, March 5 FCCLA , NHS Friday, March 6 Art, Book Club Saturday, March 7 Sr. High Regional Quiz Bowl : Arkadelphia Sports Activities Tuesday, March 3 Baseball vs. Mansfield @ Mena 5 p.m. March 3, Soccer @ Arkansas High 5 & 7 March 3, Track @ Booneville Senior High March 5, Track @ Booneville Jr. High March 6-7, Baseball Mena Classic March 6-7, Softball @ Ashdown Tournament Cheer tryout clinic has been moved to the MMS gym from 4-7 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday of this week. Will be back in the UBC Wednesday - Saturday. Tomorrow (March 3rd) Mena High School will be having a Blood drive. Please see Nurse Bobbi if you would like to sign up for an appointment to donate. HUB Program Applications are still available in Mrs. Buckley's office. If you are interested in the HUB program for 2020-2021, you are welcome to pick up an application in the office. JAG Work Applications (upcoming juniors and seniors) are available for next year's JAG Work class. If you missed the priority deadline to turn in your application last Friday, see Mrs. Purvis in room 403 for more information. All current seniors who are a member of National Honor Society, a group photo will be taken at the start of Enrichment for the yearbook. We will call for NHS members when it’s time for the picture.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats will play their first game in the 4A State Basketball Tournament on Wednesday at 4pm against Pea Ridge in Farmington.... GO LADYCATS!!!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Monday! **** TIme Change**** First pitch at 4:30pm!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Austin Johnston and Cason Cannon took 1st place Saturday on Lake Greeson in the Bassmaster Arkansas High School Tournament. Go Basscats!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats lose 35-37 Saturday & finish 4th in the 4A South Regional Tournament. Mena will play the 3rd place team from the 4A North Regional at 4pm on Wednesday in the 4A State Tournament in Farmington.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Follow the link to School Choice Forms! Please complete both forms - page 1 and page 2. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/…/School_Choice_Form_202…
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Ladycats by defeating Magnolia yesterday will now play in the second round of the Regional Tournament today. They will face Star City at 4:00 this afternoon. All FFA Members who are competing in the Wildhog Invitational CDE’s tomorrow, February 29, will be leaving the Ag. Building @ 5 a.m. Saturday morning. Teams that will be going are: Nursery/Landscape, Forestry, Ag Mechanics and Vet Science. Congratulations to the Bearcat Chorus for earning composite Excellent R and the Spotlight Singers for earning composite Superior at Choral Performance Assessment. Both groups earned Superior in sight reading and qualified for State CPA in April. Spotlight Singers earned Region Sweepstakes. Tuesday (March 3rd) Mena High School will be having a Blood drive. Please see Nurse Bobbi if you would like to sign up for an appointment to donate. HUB Program Applications are still available in Mrs. Buckley's office. If you are interested in the HUB program for 2020-2021, you are welcome to pick up an application in the office. JAG Work Applications (upcoming juniors and seniors) are available for next year's JAG Work class. If you missed the priority deadline to turn in your application last Friday, see Mrs. Purvis in room 403 for more information. If you did not order your 2020 Yearbook yet, this week will be your last chance to place an order before all final orders are submitted for printing today. Yearbooks are $60, and can be ordered with cash or check. See Mr. Philpot in room 205 for your last chance to be guaranteed a yearbook by the end of the day today Today is the deadline to sign up for for the April ACT.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Soccer Teams will be offering an online store for fan gear March 5th thru March 19th. The link to purchase will not open till March 5th but you can look at eh catalog by following the link below.... http://50.59.224.178/Fancloth/Catalog/buildForCustomer.php…
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
As many of you know a storm in early January produced lightning that scored a direct hit on one of the light poles at Union Bank Park. That pole was damaged to the extent that it had to be removed. A new pole is being erected today.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Friday!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Sr. Girls will play Star City in the 4A South Regional Tournament today at 4pm in Crossett. By advancing to the semi-finals in the regional the Ladycats have qualified for the 4A State Tournament in Farmington next week... Check the brackets below... GO LADYCATS!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena girls defeated Magnolia 31-29 in the 4A Regional Basketball Tournament in Crossett Thursday. The Ladycats advance to play Star City on Friday at 4pm.. Go Ladycats!!!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Updated 2020 Bearcat Football Schedule!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School March Menu!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to MMS & MHS Choirs! Both qualified for state today at the choral performance assessment at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia. The Spotlight Singers also earned region sweepstakes.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Schedule for the Mena Bearcat Baseball Classic to be played at Union Bank Park! Friday March 6th 4:00 Mt Ida (A) Mena (H) Saturday March 7th 9:00 Acorn (A) Cossatot (H) 11:00 Acorn (A) Mena (H) 1:00 Cossatot (A) Mount Ida (H) 3:00 Cossatot (A) Mena (H) 5:00 Mount Ida (A) Mena JV (H)
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
There is a mandatory parent meeting tonight @5:30 in the Mena High School library for all MMS & MHS cheer candidates.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
UAMS, in conjunction with UA Rich Mountain and Healthy Connections is hosting a Hands-on Healthcare event on Monday, April 6th, at the Ouachita Center at UARM! We will have a variety of speakers from different fields and several fun and engaging hands-on activities. Applications are due Friday, March 20th . Students may apply online at the link below. https://forms.gle/bLqjH9957LMLLfDDA
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MASH Camp will be held June 15 through June 26 this year. The deadline for applications will be by the end of the day on April 6, 2020. MASH (Medical Applications of Science for Health) it is a FREE two-week summer enrichment program for high school students interested in pursuing a medical career. Mena Regional – June 15th – June 26th Current 10th and 11th graders may apply. During the two weeks, students will take part in some of the following activities: *Receive CPR training and certification *Learn through hands on activities directed by physicians and medical staff *Shadow seven departments in a local medical facilities including surgery and the ER *Receive education about personal choices such as nutrition, alcohol and drug abuse, as well as other health topics and job choices from experts in a variety of healthcare fields *Tour a medical school campus Much, much more! This camp is provided FREE of charge to these students thanks to the generous support of Farm Bureau, Baptist Health, Mercy Hospital, Mena Regional Medical Center, St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center, Conway Regional Health Systems, Johnson Regional Medical Center, UAMS West, HRSA, and partnerships with area healthcare organizations.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena softball will play their season opener on Friday, March 6th, in the Ashdown Invitational Tournament. The Ladycats will play Avery TX at 7pm... GO LADYCATS!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Bearcat Announcements Wednesday, February 26, 2020 Thursday, Feb. 27 Sr. High Murfreesboro Invitational Quiz Bowl Thursday, Feb. 27 - EAST Conference Presentation Team - Meeting Saturday, March 7 Sr. High Regional Quiz Bowl : Arkadelphia Sports Activities The medical professional program will not be having class today. All FFA Members who are competing in the Wildhog Invitational CDE’s Saturday, February 29, will be leaving the Ag. Building @ 5 a.m. Saturday. Teams that will be going are: Nursery/Landscape, Forestry and Vet Science. Livestock Team will be leaving @ 12, Noon on Friday from the Ag Building. Tuesday (March 3rd) we are having a Blood drive. Please come see Nurse Bobbi if you would like to sign up. HUB Program Applications are available in Mrs. Buckley's office. If you are interested in the HUB program for 2020-2021, you are welcome to pick up an application in the office. JAG Work Applications (upcoming juniors and seniors) are available for next year's JAG Work class. If you missed the priority deadline to turn in your application last Friday, see Mrs. Purvis in room 403 for more information. If you did not order your 2020 Yearbook yet, this week will be your last chance to place an order before all final orders are submitted for printing on Friday. Yearbooks are $60, and can be ordered with cash or check. See Mr. Philpot in room 205 for more information or to place your last chance order. Juniors will go to a college fair at UARM on Thursday from 10:00-11:15. **Next Tuesday (March 3rd) we are having a Blood drive. Please come see Nurse Bobbi if you would like to sign up. Friday is the deadline to sign up for for the April ACT.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena opened the 2020 baseball season with a 13-6 win at Mt. Ida Tuesday. The Bearcats are back in action on Monday, March 2nd at Waldron. GO BEARCATS! http://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter=24460
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena FFA participated in the Ouachita Sub-Area Leadership Events on Monday. The Parliamentary Procedure Team placed first. Team members are Cooper Anderle, Madison Blair, Brendon Catlett, Ivy Curtis, Lexi Dilbeck, Bethany Godwin & Navya Morris. The Jr. Parliamentary Team place second. Team members are Cierra Dulaney, Aaron Ferguson, William Hendrix, Aslynn Jackson, Ranessa Ricker, Layla Spenser & Mckenzie Vincent.   Breezy Hendrix finished 2nd in prepared speaking & Brandon Catlett was 1st in the Farm Bureau Discussion Meet. All of these teams and Individuals have qualified and will represent Mena High School in the District and State Leadership Development Events held at the Hot Springs Convention Center during the State FFA Convention in April.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
See you at the PAC !!!!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
March 3rd Blood drive. The blood drive is open to all Mena High School students and staff. It will be in the Bearcat room in the gym. All 16yr olds must have a Parent signature and weigh at least 110lbs. 18 yrs old and older must weigh 125lbs. Students should by sign up in the high school nurse's office. All donors must have a picture ID the day of blood drive. International Exchange Students or anyone who has lived out of country for more than 5 years are not eligible to give blood.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Spring Break at Mena Public Schools will be March 23rd - 27th.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Bearcat Announcements Tuesday, February 25, 2020 Wednesday, February 26, FBLA Group Photo for the yearbook will be taken during Enrichment. FBLA members, please wear your District FBLA red shirt for the photo. Thursday, Feb. 27 Sr. High Murfreesboro Invitational Quiz Bowl Saturday, March 7 Sr. High Regional Quiz Bowl : Arkadelphia Sports Activities Tuesday, February 25, Baseball Game @ Mt. Ida 5:00 pm The medical professional program will not be having class on today HUB Program Applications are available in Mrs. Buckley's office. If you are interested in the HUB program for 2020-2021, you are welcome to pick up an application in the office. JAG Work Applications (upcoming juniors and seniors) are available for next year's JAG Work class. If you missed the priority deadline to turn in your application last Friday, see Mrs. Purvis in room 403 for more information. If you did not order your 2020 Yearbook yet, this week will be your last chance to place an order before all final orders are submitted for printing on Friday. Yearbooks are $60, and can be ordered with cash or check. See Mr. Philpot in room 205 for more information or to place your last chance order. Juniors will go to a college fair at UARM on Thursday from 10:00-11:15.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Tuesday!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
There will be a college fair on Thursday, 2/27 from 10am-11:15am at UA Rich Mountain for Mena High School Juniors. Juniors should bring questions for the college you might want to attend!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Senior Parents or anyone willing to help with planning and/or working during after prom, we are having a meeting Thursday, 2/27 @ 6 in the Mena Middle School Library. If you can't come but would like to help, contact Michelle Schnell 234-1517 or Sheli Chaney 234-1137.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Senior Parents or anyone willing to help with planning and/or working during after prom, we are having a meeting Thursday, 2/27 @ 6 in the Mena Middle School Library. If you can't come but would like to help, contact Michelle Schnell 234-1517 or Sheli Chaney 234-1137.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
There will be a spring football parent meeting at 6:00pm on Tuesday, February 25, at the Mena High School Performing Arts Center. This meeting is for all guardians of incoming 7th grade through high school athletes. The summer schedule will be handed out and discussed.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Bearcat Announcements Monday, February 24, 2020 Club Activities Tuesday, February 25, FFA Group Photo for the yearbook will be taken during Enrichment Wednesday, February 26, FBLA Group Photo for the yearbook will be taken during Enrichment. FBLA members, please wear your District FBLA red shirt for the photo. Sports Activities Tuesday, February 25, Baseball Game @ Mt. Ida 5:00 pm FFA Members who are participating in the Sub-Area Leadership Events @ Cossatot High School on Monday will be leaving from the Ag Building at 4:30 p.m. Bring your official dress. HUB Program Applications are available in Mrs. Buckley's office. If you are interested in the HUB program for 2020-2021, you are welcome to pick up an application in the office. Seniors, please complete the Mr. and Ms. Bearcat ballot on Google Classroom by the end of the day today. These results will also be part of the 2020 MHS Yearbook. JAG Work Applications (upcoming juniors and seniors) are available for next year's JAG Work class. You can pick up an application from Mrs. Purvis (room 403), counseling center, or online at karenpurvis.wixsite.com/mhsjag. Return applications to Mrs. Purvis or Mrs. Thacker or Enrichment teacher. Priority deadline is this Friday, February 21. If you did not order your 2020 Yearbook yet, this week will be your last chance to place an order before all final orders are submitted for printing on Friday. Yearbooks are $60, and can be ordered with cash or check. See Mr. Philpot in room 205 for more information or to place your last chance order. The Independent Living Class will have Hot Chocolate, Cappuccinos and Coffees for sale daily before school starts for $1.00 each. Stop by and see them in the hallway.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats will play Magnolia in the Class 4A Regional Tournament at Crossett on Thursday 2/27 at 4pm. Check the bracket below. https://www.maxpreps.com/tournament/x3xFjzibEeqAzqREozo6lw/girls-basketball-winter-19-20/2020--basketball-regionals-4a-girls.htm
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats lost to DeQueen in the 7-4A District Tournament Finals on Saturday by a score of 26-33. Mena will play in the 4A Regional Tournament in Crossett on Thursday 2/27 at 4pm. GO LADYCATS!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School students visited the UA Fort Smith campus International Students Open House today.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats will play DeQueen in the 7-4A District Tournament Finals on Saturday in Malvern. If Mena wins they will play in the 4A Regional Tournament in Crossett on Wednesday 2/26 at 7pm. If not Mena will play on Thursday 2/27 at 4pm. GO LADYCATS!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Benefit Game at Mount Ida will NOT be played Monday 2-24 due to weather and field conditions. The current plan is to play the game on Tuesday 2-25. Hopefully we will get good enough weather to get the game in. http://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics…
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The James K. Polk Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution named Mena High School senior FAITH CHANEY their 2020 Good Citizen during a meeting at the Polk County Library Thursday night.. Regent Cortez Copher also announced that Chaney had claimed first place in Arkansas & will be honored at the DAR State Conference on Saturday, March 21st.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats have advanced to the 7-4A District Tournament Championship Game with a 48-46 win over Nashville Thursday.. The girls will play the winner of the DeQueen/Bauxite game in the finals on Saturday at 6pm in Malvern,, GO LADYCATS!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
There will be a spring football parent meeting at 6:00pm on Tuesday, February 25, at the Mena High School Performing Arts Center. This meeting is for all guardians of incoming 7th grade through high school athletes. The summer schedule will be handed out and discussed.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena FFA Conducted their Greenhand Ceremony for all 1st year FFA Members Thursday!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to Mena High School Senior MARC WILSON! Marc signed his to play football at Henderson State University as a preferred walk on. GO BEARCATS! https://hsusports.com/sports/football
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Bearcat Announcements Thursday, February 20, 2020 Club Activities Thursday, Feb. 20, during Enrichment, FFA Greenhand Day for all 1st year FFA Members and all FFA members in the Ag Building. Thursday, Feb. 20, Jr .High Quiz bowl practice at middle school campus during Enrichment or ACHIEVE Thursday, Feb. 20, Sr. High Quiz Bowl practice at Holly Harshman campus Friday, Feb. 21 Sr. High Quiz Bowl DeQueen Invitational Tournament Sports Activities The Mena Ladycats will be playing in the second round of the district tournament in Malvern this evening. Career Center Machine Tool program at the college will not meet today, Thursday, February 20th Bearcat Senior Marc Wilson will be signing his letter of intent this morning at 11:00 to play college football at Henderson State University. The signing ceremony will be held in the Union Bank Center. HUB Program Applications are available in Mrs. Buckley's office. If you are interested in the HUB program for 2020-2021, you are welcome to pick up an application in the office. Library Lunch Closings this week: To all Seniors: please complete the Who’s Who Ballot that is in the Class of 2020 Google Classroom this week. We had less than 50% of the Senior Class complete the ballot the first time, so the yearbook staff has a revised Who’s Who Ballot that all Seniors need to complete by the end of the day Friday. The results will be part of the 2020 MHS Yearbook. Also, Seniors, please complete the Mr. and Ms. Bearcat ballot on Google Classroom by Monday. These results will also be part of the 2020 MHS Yearbook. JAG Work Applications (upcoming juniors and seniors) are available for next year's JAG Work class. You can pick up an application from Mrs. Purvis (room 403), counseling center, or online at karenpurvis.wixsite.com/mhsjag. Return applications to Mrs. Purvis or Mrs. Thacker or Enrichment teacher. Priority deadline is this Friday, February 21. If you did not order your 2020 Yearbook yet, see Mr. Philpot in room 205 for more information. The Independent Living Class will have Hot Chocolate, Cappuccinos and Coffees for sale daily before school starts for $1.00 each. Stop by and see them in the hallway.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Thursday!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena track athletes go in some laps in preparation for the upcoming season which begins on March 3rd @ Boonevile! https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter=20093
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Ladycats will play Nashville in the 7-4A District Basketball Tournament on Thursday at 4:00pm in Malvern. By advancing to the semi-finals Mena has also secured a spot in next week's 4A South Regional Tournament at Crossett.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Bearcat Announcements Wednesday, February 19, 2020 Club Activities Wednesday, Feb. 19, Josten’s will be here with Sr. Rings. They will set up in Counseling Center. Wednesday Feb. 19, Sci-Fi Club meeting in the Art Room Thursday, Feb. 20, during Enrichment, FFA Greenhand Day for all 1st year FFA Members and all FFA members in the Ag Building. Thursday, Feb. 20, Jr .High Quiz bowl practice at middle school campus during Enrichment or ACHIEVE Thursday, Feb. 20, Sr. High Quiz Bowl practice at Holly Harshman campus Friday, Feb. 21 Sr. High Quiz Bowl DeQueen Invitational Tournament Sports Activities Students: If you are coming in late to 1st period, you must go to the office and sign in, teachers, please send them to the office to sign in if they don’t have an admit slip (either white or blue). Also if you are coming in at the end of 1st period, you will still receive an unexcused tardy. Also, this does not just pertain to 1st and 2nd period, you will only get an excused tardy if you have a doctor’s note. HUB Program Applications are available in Mrs. Buckley's office. If you are interested in the HUB program for 2020-2021, you are welcome to pick up an application in the office. Library Lunch Closings this week: To all Seniors: please complete the Who’s Who Ballot that is in the Class of 2020 Google Classroom this week. We had less than 50% of the Senior Class complete the ballot the first time, so the yearbook staff has a revised Who’s Who Ballot that all Seniors need to complete by the end of the day Friday. The results will be part of the 2020 MHS Yearbook. JAG Work Applications (upcoming juniors and seniors) are available for next year's JAG Work class. You can pick up an application from Mrs. Purvis (room 403), counseling center, or online at karenpurvis.wixsite.com/mhsjag. Return applications to Mrs. Purvis or Mrs. Thacker or Enrichment teacher. Priority deadline is this Friday, February 21. If you did not order your 2020 Yearbook yet, see Mr. Philpot in room 205 for more information. The Independent Living Class will have Hot Chocolate, Cappuccinos and Coffees for sale daily before school starts for $1.00 each. Stop by and see them in the hallway. There is a mandatory meeting for all who are trying out for cheer during Enrichment today. If you are planning on trying out for the 2020-2021 Cheer squad, you must attend the meeting or speak with Coach Hughes in advance if you are not able to attend.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Assistant Superintendent Paulette Sherrer presented the Mena School Board with a proposed school calendar for the next two years that had the approval of 92% of the staff. The board Unanimously approved that calendar for 20/21 and 21/22.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena School Board conducted their February meeting Tuesday night at the administration building. Superintendent Benny Weston began the meeting by thanking the board for allowing him to attend the AASA National Conference in San Diego CA recently. Weston represented the state as the Arkansas Superintendent of the Year & described it as a once in a lifetime experience. Assistant Superintendent Paulette Sherrer them presented the board with a proposed school calendar for the next two years that had the approval of 92% of the staff. The board Unanimously approved that calendar for 20/21 and 21/22. Maintenance Supervisor, Danny Minton, addressed the board on facilities. Repairs continue on various systems that were damaged by a lightning strike at the baseball field. Including the removal of the damaged light pole. Delivery of Other material for the baseball facility has been postponed due to wet weather. Also the recent heavy rains have exposed a few leaks at Louise Durham Elementary & they are being dealt with. At this point in the meeting there was discussion about limiting the number of foreign exchange students. No action was taken & it was decided that it would be left to the administrations discretion. The board accepted the resignation of Molly Lindsey & Freda Moore. They also unanimously approved extending all administrative contracts before adjourning.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Ladycats defeated Hope 51-44 Tuesday in the 7-4A District Basketball Tournament at Malvern.. Mena will advance to play Nashville at 4pm Thursday. Go Ladycats!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Basscats competed in the Trader Bills High School Tournament on Lake Greeson on Sunday. Burger and Head took 4th place while Johnston and Cannon took 7th place in the High School Division. The Basscats will be back in action on Lake Greeson on Saturday in the Arkansas Youth Fishing Federation Tournament. Thank you to all of our sponsors! Mena Basscats Pictured-Trent Head, Jarret Burger, Austin Rose, Evan Graves, Braxton Page, Colton Quebedeaux Not pictured - Austin Johnston & Cason Cannon
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena FFA will have their annual Greenhand Ceremony On Thursday, Feb. 20, during Enrichment. This is for all 1st year FFA Members & will take place in the Ag Building. On Friday, Feb. 21, the Mena FFA will host their annual teacher appreciation breakfast before school.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Bearcat Announcements Tuesday, February 18, 2020 Club Activities Tuesday, Feb. 18, Sophomore ETS in Room 209 PLEASE BRING YOUR CHROMEBOOKS Wednesday Feb. 19, Sci-Fi Club meeting in the Art Room Thursday, Feb. 20, during Enrichment, FFA Greenhand Day for all 1st year FFA Members and all FFA members in the Ag Building. Thursday, Feb. 20, Jr .High Quiz bowl practice at middle school campus during Enrichment or ACHIEVE Thursday, Feb. 20, Sr. High Quiz Bowl practice at Holly Harshman campus Friday, Feb. 21 Sr. High Quiz Bowl DeQueen Invitational Tournament Sports Activities Students: If you are coming in late to 1st period, you must go to the office and sign in, teachers, please send them to the office to sign in if they don’t have an admit slip (either white or blue). Also if you are coming in at the end of 1st period, you will still receive an unexcused tardy. Also, this does not just pertain to 1st and 2nd period, you will only get an excused tardy if you have a doctor’s note. HUB Program Applications are available in Mrs. Buckley's office. If you are interested in the HUB program for 2020-2021, you are welcome to pick up an application in the office. Library Lunch Closings this week: JAG Work Applications (upcoming juniors and seniors) are available for next year's JAG Work class. You can pick up an application from Mrs. Purvis (room 403), counseling center, or online at karenpurvis.wixsite.com/mhsjag. Return applications to Mrs. Purvis or Mrs. Thacker or Enrichment teacher. Priority deadline is February 21, 2020. If you did not order your 2020 Yearbook yet, see Mr. Philpot in room 205 for more information. The Independent Living Class will have Hot Chocolate, Cappuccinos and Coffees for sale daily before school starts for $1.00 each. Stop by and see them in the hallway. There is a mandatory meeting for all who are trying out for cheer during Enrichment on Wednesday. If you are planning on trying out for the 2020-2021 Cheer squad, you must attend the meeting or speak with Coach Hughes in advance if you are not able to attend.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Tuesday!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Bearcats basketball season came to an end Monday with a 40-43 loss to DeQueen in the 7-4A District Tournament. The Ladycats will open tournament play Tuesday at 4pm when they play Hope. Games are being played at Malvern.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Monday!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Sr. High District Basketball Tournament will be played at Malvern this week. The Bearcats first game is Monday & the Ladycats first game is Tuesday. See the complete bracket below..GO BEARCATS!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Ladycats & Bearcats played their final conference games at Arkadelphia Friday night. The girls won their game 47-33 & the boys lost by a score of 43-56. Both Mena teams will play in the 7-4A District Tournament at Malvern next week.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Superintendent Benny Weston is representing Arkansas in San Diego at the National AASA Conference.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Jr. Ladycats are champions of the 7-4A Jr. District Tournament. The girls defeated Nashville by a score of 26-22 in the finals Friday night. Go Ladycats!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Bearcat Announcements Thursday, February 13, 2020 Club Activities Thursday, 2-13 Jr. High Quiz Bowl practice at middle school campus during ACHIEVE Thursday, 2-13 Sr. High Quiz Bowl practice after school in Mrs. Moore’s room Friday, Feb. 21 Sr. High Quiz Bowl DeQueen Invitational Tournament Sports Activities Friday, 2-14, BB @ Arkadelphia 4:30 Monday - Saturday, 2-10/15 District Junior Tournament Students: If you are coming in late to 1st period, you must go to the office and sign in, teachers, please send them to the office to sign in if they don’t have an admit slip (either white or blue). Also if you are coming in at the end of 1st period, you will still receive an unexcused tardy. Also, this does not just pertain to 1st and 2nd period, you will only get an excused tardy if you have a doctor’s note. HUB Program Applications are available in Mrs. Buckley's office. If you are interested in the HUB program for 2020-2021, you are welcome to pick up an application in the office. FFA Members who are participating in the Colt’s Classic CDE Contests on Friday, February 14, will be leaving the Ag Building @ 6:30 a.m. This will involve the following teams: Nursery & Landscape, Electricity, Ag Mechanics, Vet. Science and Forestry. Please bring money for breakfast and lunch. Library Lunch Closings this week: JAG Work Applications (upcoming juniors and seniors) are available for next year's JAG Work class. You can pick up an application from Mrs. Purvis (room 403), counseling center, or online at karenpurvis.wixsite.com/mhsjag. Return applications to Mrs. Purvis or Mrs. Thacker or Enrichment teacher. Priority deadline is February 21, 2020. The yearbook staff has extended sales of the 2020 MHS Yearbook for a limited time. You can still order a non-personalized 2020 yearbook for $60, but the final day to order will be by the end of the school day today. See Mr. Philpot in room 205 to order with cash or check. Special Olympic Polar Plunge is scheduled for this morning at 11:30 a.m. in the Student Parking Lot. There will also be a Unified Champion Schools Assembly in the PAC, which students will be dismissed from class to attend at 10:30 this morning. The Independent Living Class will have Hot Chocolate, Cappuccinos and Coffees for sale daily before school starts for $1.00 each. Stop by and see them in the hallway. There will be no school tomorrow, February 14, and Monday, February 17, will be CAPS conferences scheduling day. Valentine Deliveries will be in room 316 by the bus loading zone door. Students may pick up deliveries at the end of the day or upon check-out. Lists will be posted outside 316 and the office, your name will be highlighted if you have a delivery. The list will also be in google docs, the document has been shared via email.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Jr. Ladycats will play Nashville in the district tournament championship game tonight at 6pm in Nashville.. GO LADYCATS!!!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Jr. Bearcat’s basketball season came to an end Wednesday night. The boys lost to Arkadelphia by a score of 33-38 in the 7-4A District Tournament in Nashville. The Jr. Ladycats won their game over Bauxite 27-20. The girls advance & will play Nashville on Thursday at 6pm. Go Ladycats!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Theatre Department is performing "The Ten Best Worst Things About High School" for 8th grade english classes today..The public performance will be at 5:30 pm today in the MHS Performing Arts Center.. Everyone is welcome & admission is free.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 Club Activities Wednesday, 2-12 Robotics Thursday, 2-13 Jr. High Quiz Bowl practice at middle school campus during ACHIEVE Thursday, 2-13 Sr. High Quiz Bowl practice after school in Mrs. Moore’s room Friday, Feb. 21 Sr. High Quiz Bowl DeQueen Invitational Tournament Sports Activities Friday, 2-14, BB @ Arkadelphia 4:30 Monday - Saturday, 2-10/15 District Junior Tournament Students: If you are coming in late to 1st period, you must go to the office and sign in, teachers, please send them to the office to sign in if they don’t have an admit slip (either white or blue). Also if you are coming in at the end of 1st period, you will still receive an unexcused tardy. Also, this does not just pertain to 1st and 2nd period, you will only get an excused tardy if you have a doctor’s note. HUB Program Applications are available in Mrs. Buckley's office. If you are interested in the HUB program for 2020-2021, you are welcome to pick up an application in the office. FFA Members who are participating in the Colt’s Classic CDE Contests on Friday, February 14, will be leaving the Ag Building @ 6:30 a.m. This will involve the following teams: Nursery & Landscape, Electricity, Ag Mechanics, Vet. Science and Forestry. Please bring money for breakfast and lunch. Library Lunch Closings this week: JAG Work Applications (upcoming juniors and seniors) are available for next year's JAG Work class. You can pick up an application from Mrs. Purvis (room 403), counseling center, or online at karenpurvis.wixsite.com/mhsjag. Return applications to Mrs. Purvis or Mrs. Thacker or Enrichment teacher. Priority deadline is February 21, 2020. The yearbook staff has extended sales of the 2020 MHS Yearbook for a limited time. You can still order a non-personalized 2020 yearbook for $60, but the final day to order will be next Thursday, February 13. See Mr. Philpot in room 205 to order with cash or check. Special Olympic Polar Plunge is scheduled for this Thursday, 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 Independent Living Class will have Hot Chocolate, Cappuccinos and Coffees for sale daily before school starts for $1.00 each. Stop by and see them in the hallway.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Wednesday!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Sr. Ladycats & Bearcats played conference games at Nashville Tuesday.. The girls won their game 54-47... The boys lost by a score of 27-58...Mena will play at Arkadelphia Friday 2/14.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Rich Mountain Electric Cooperative, along with the state’s 16 other electric cooperatives, will provide an all-expense-paid trip to the nation’s capital for a selected group of high school juniors from Arkansas. To apply as a delegate from Rich Mountain Electric Cooperative, please fill out the application & return with essay to Rich Mountain Electric.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Attention Mena Florist!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Jr. High Ladycats & Bearcats will play in the 7-4A District Tournament on Wednesday at Nashville. The girls play Bauxite at 6:30pm & the boys face Arkadelphia at 5:15pm. GO BEARCATS!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Bearcat Announcements Tuesday, February 11, 2020 Lunch Menu: Tuesday, 2-11, Chili, Bacon Burger, Chicken Tenders Wednesday, 2-12, Walking Tacos, Hamburger, Hot Dog, Thursday, 2-13, Lasagna, Pizza Burger, Chicken Tenders Tuesday, 2-18, Beef Enchiladas, Steak Sandwich, MTO Tortilla Line Wednesday 2-19, Chicken Potato Bowl, Double Burger Thursday, 2-20, General Tso’s Beef, hamburger, MTO Deli Friday, 2-21, Crispitos w/Cheese, Corn Dog, Pizza Burger Monday, 2-24, Salisburger, Corn Dog, Backyard Burger Tuesday, 2-25, Popcorn Chicken Bowl, MTO Tortilla Line Wednesday, 2-26, Chicken Alfredo, Hamburger, Hot Dog Thursday, 2-27, Fish Sticks/Mac & Cheese, Rib Patty Sand Friday, 2-28, Chicken Spaghetti, Hamburger, Mini Corn Dogs, MTO Baked Potato Club Activities Wednesday, 2-12 Robotics Thursday, 2-13 Jr. High Quiz Bowl practice at middle school campus during ACHIEVE Thursday, 2-13 Sr. High Quiz Bowl practice after school in Mrs. Moore’s room Friday, Feb. 21 Sr. High Quiz Bowl DeQueen Invitational Tournament Sports Activities Tuesday, 2-11 BB @ Nashville 4:30 p.m. Friday, 2-14, BB @ Arkadelphia 4:30 Monday - Saturday, 2-10/15 District Junior Tournament Students: If you are coming in late to 1st period, you must go to the office and sign in, teachers, please send them to the office to sign in if they don’t have an admit slip (either white or blue). Also if you are coming in at the end of 1st period, you will still receive an unexcused tardy. Also, this does not just pertain to 1st and 2nd period, you will only get an excused tardy if you have a doctor’s note. HUB Program Applications are available in Mrs. Buckley's office. If you are interested in the HUB program for 2020-2021, you are welcome to pick up an application in the office. FFA Members who are participating in the Colt’s Classic CDE Contests on Friday, February 14, will be leaving the Ag Building @ 6:30 a.m. This will involve the following teams: Nursery & Landscape, Electricity, Ag Mechanics, Vet. Science and Forestry. Library Lunch Closings this week: JAG Work Applications (upcoming juniors and seniors) are available for next year's JAG Work class. You can pick up an application from Mrs. Purvis (room 403), counseling center, or online at karenpurvis.wixsite.com/mhsjag. Return applications to Mrs. Purvis or Mrs. Thacker or Enrichment teacher. Priority deadline is February 21, 2020. The yearbook staff has extended sales of the 2020 MHS Yearbook for a limited time. You can still order a non-personalized 2020 yearbook for $60, but the final day to order will be next Thursday, February 13. See Mr. Philpot in room 205 to order with cash or check. Special Olympic Polar Plunge is scheduled for this Thursday, 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 Independent Living Class will have Hot Chocolate, Cappuccinos and Coffees for sale daily before school starts for $1.00 each. Stop by and see them in the hallway.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Tuesday!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Monday, February 10, 2020 Lunch Menu: Monday, 2-10, Beef Fingers, Cheeseburger, Rib Patty Sandwich Tuesday, 2-11, Chili, Bacon Burger, Chicken Tenders Wednesday, 2-12, Walking Tacos, Hamburger, Hot Dog, Thursday, 2-13, Lasagna, Pizza Burger, Chicken Tenders Tuesday, 2-18, Beef Enchiladas, Steak Sandwich, MTO Tortilla Line Wednesday 2-19, Chicken Potato Bowl, Double Burger Thursday, 2-20, General Tso’s Beef, hamburger, MTO Deli Friday, 2-21, Crispitos w/Cheese, Corn Dog, Pizza Burger Monday, 2-24, Salisburger, Corn Dog, Backyard Burger Tuesday, 2-25, Popcorn Chicken Bowl, MTO Tortilla Line Wednesday, 2-26, Chicken Alfredo, Hamburger, Hot Dog Thursday, 2-27, Fish Sticks/Mac & Cheese, Rib Patty Sand Friday, 2-28, Chicken Spaghetti, Hamburger, Mini Corn Dogs, MTO Baked Potato Club Activities Wednesday, 2-12 Robotics Thursday, 2-13 FCA Sports Activities Tuesday, 2-11 BB @ Nashville 4:30 p.m. Friday, 2-14, BB @ Arkadelphia 4:30 Monday - Saturday, 2-10/15 District Junior Tournament Students: If you are coming in late to 1st period, you must go to office and sign in, teachers, please send them to the office to sign in if they don’t have an admit slip (either white or blue). Also if you are coming in at the end of 1st period, you will still receive an unexcused tardy. Also, this does not just pertain to 1st and 2nd period, you will only get an excused tardy if you have a doctor’s note. FFA Members who are participating in the Colt’s Classic CDE Contests on Friday, February 14, will be leaving the Ag Building @ 6:30 a.m. This will involve the following teams: Nursery & Landscape, Electricity, Ag Mechanics and Forestry. Library Lunch Closings this week: JAG Work Applications (upcoming juniors and seniors) are available for next year's JAG Work class. You can pick up an application from Mrs. Purvis (room 403), counseling center, or online at karenpurvis.wixsite.com/mhsjag. Return applications to Mrs. Purvis or Mrs. Thacker or Enrichment teacher. Priority deadline is February 21, 2020. The yearbook staff has extended sales of the 2020 MHS Yearbook for a limited time. You can still order a non-personalized 2020 yearbook for $60, but the final day to order will be next Thursday, February 13. See Mr. Philpot in room 205 to order with cash or check. Special Olympic Polar Plunge is scheduled for this Thursday, 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. The Independent Living Class will have Hot Chocolate, Cappuccinos and Coffees for sale daily before school starts for $1.00 each. Stop by and see them in the hallway.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
26 Mena FFA members attended the Arkansas FFA winter leadership conference at Camp Couchdale in Hot Springs this weekend. This conference involved leadership skill development which these students can use in their FFA chapter.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Former Bearcat Breaks Another Record At UCA !!!! https://ucasports.com/…/womens-track-and-field-jewell-crine…
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena teams played their final home game of season at the Union Bank Center Friday night... The Ladycats won their game by a score of 41-37 & the Bearcats lost 27-40. Mena will play at Nashville on Tuesday 2/11.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The 7-4A District Tournament will be played next week in Nashville. The Mena Ladycats & Bearcats received a first round bye & both will open play on Wednesday 2/12. Check the brackets below... GO BEARCATS!!!!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Thursday, February 6, 2020 Lunch Menu: Thursday, 2-6, Sweet & Sour Chicken, MTO Deli, Chicken Tenders Friday, 2-7, Burrito with Cheese, MTO Baked Potato, MTO Deli Monday, 2-10, Beef Fingers, Cheeseburger, Rib Patty Sandwich Tuesday, 2-11, Chili, Bacon Burger, Chicken Tenders Wednesday, 2-12, Walking Tacos, Hamburger, Hot Dog, Thursday, 2-13, Lasagna, Pizza Burger, Chicken Tenders Tuesday, 2-18, Beef Enchiladas, Steak Sandwich, MTO Tortilla Line Wednesday 2-19, Chicken Potato Bowl, Double Burger Thursday, 2-20, General Tso’s Beef, hamburger, MTO Deli Friday, 2-21, Crispitos w/Cheese, Corn Dog, Pizza Burger Monday, 2-24, Salisburger, Corn Dog, Backyard Burger Tuesday, 2-25, Popcorn Chicken Bowl, MTO Tortilla Line Wednesday, 2-26, Chicken Alfredo, Hamburger, Hot Dog Thursday, 2-27, Fish Sticks/Mac & Cheese, Rib Patty Sand Friday, 2-28, Chicken Spaghetti, Hamburger, Mini Corn Dogs, MTO Baked Potato Club Activities Thursday, 2-6, NEHS Meeting Thursday, 2-6 Jr. High Quiz Bowl team meets at middle school during ACHIEVE Thursday, 2-6 Sr. High Quiz Bowl team meets after school in Mrs. Moore’s room. Please let Mrs. Moore know if you cannot attend. Friday, 2-7, FCS/FCA Meeting Sports Activities Thursday, 2-6, Junior High Basketball @ Bauxite 4:00 Friday, 2-7, Senior High Basketball Home vs. Bauxite 5:30 Senior Night All FFA Members who are attending Winter Leadership Conference need to be at Ag Building with your luggage at 1:00 p.m. Friday. Bus will be leaving at 1:30 p.m. Alissa Faught will be doing a yearbook again for Vivie. Any teachers or students who want to put a message to Vivie can email it to Alissa or bring a handwritten note to Ms. Alissa in Room 310. Library Lunch Closings this week: There will be a JAG Group photo today during Enrichment for the yearbook. There will also be a Student Council group photo at 11:00 today for the yearbook. Seniors, be sure to vote for Who’s Who by this tomorrow. The ballot is available on the Class of 2020 Enrichment Google Classroom page. Results will be collected Friday afternoon, with results being in the 2020 MHS Yearbook. JAG Work Applications (upcoming juniors and seniors) are available for next year's JAG Work class. You can pick up an application from Mrs. Purvis (room 403), counseling center, or online at karenpurvis.wixsite.com/mhsjag. Return applications to Mrs. Purvis or Mrs. Thacker or Enrichment teacher. Priority deadline is February 21, 2020. The yearbook staff has extended sales of the 2020 MHS Yearbook for a limited time. You can still order a non-personalized 2020 yearbook for $60, but the final day to order will be next Thursday, February 13. See Mr. Philpot in room 205 to order with cash or check. 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. The Independent Living Class will have Hot Chocolate, Cappuccinos and Coffees for sale daily before school starts for $1.00 each. Stop by and see them in the hallway.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Friday!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Jr. High played at Bauxite Thursday night. The 7th grade girls won by a score of 15-13... The JV Jr. Ladycats won 26-7 & The Varsity Jr. Ladycats lost 22-25. The Jr. Bearcat JV won 30-17 and they boys varsity won 54-44. The district tournament will be played next week & we will post the bracket when it becomes available.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena High School Theatre Department performed Macdaddy (funny short Macbeth) for 10th grade English classes today.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Sr. Night is this Friday 2/7 at the Union Bank Center! The Seniors will be recognized at 5:30 before the girls game. After the senior night ceremony we will warm up, and play the Varsity girls then Varsity boys. Should start about 6:00 p.m
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Thursday!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to Mena High School Senior Zane Stephens. Zane will be playing football at Ouachita Baptist University & signed his letter of intent this morning in the Union Bank Center surrounded by family, friends, teammates & coaches. GO BEARCATS!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 Lunch Menu: Wednesday, 2-5, Cheese Ravioli, MTO Boneless Wings, MTO Deli Thursday, 2-6, Sweet & Sour Chicken, MTO Deli, Chicken Tenders Friday, 2-7, Burrito with Cheese, MTO Baked Potato, MTO Deli Monday, 2-10, Beef Fingers, Cheeseburger, Rib Patty Sandwich Tuesday, 2-11, Chili, Bacon Burger, Chicken Tenders Wednesday, 2-12, Walking Tacos, Hamburger, Hot Dog, Thursday, 2-13, Lasagna, Pizza Burger, Chicken Tenders Tuesday, 2-18, Beef Enchiladas, Steak Sandwich, MTO Tortilla Line Wednesday 2-19, Chicken Potato Bowl, Double Burger Thursday, 2-20, General Tso’s Beef, hamburger, MTO Deli Friday, 2-21, Crispitos w/Cheese, Corn Dog, Pizza Burger Monday, 2-24, Salisburger, Corn Dog, Backyard Burger Tuesday, 2-25, Popcorn Chicken Bowl, MTO Tortilla Line Wednesday, 2-26, Chicken Alfredo, Hamburger, Hot Dog Thursday, 2-27, Fish Sticks/Mac & Cheese, Rib Patty Sand Friday, 2-28, Chicken Spaghetti, Hamburger, Mini Corn Dogs, MTO Baked Potato Club Activities Wed., 2-5, Sci-Fi Meeting Thursday, 2-6, NEHS Meeting Thursday, 2-6 Jr. High Quiz Bowl team meets at middle school during ACHIEVE Thursday, 2-6 Sr. High Quiz Bowl team meets after school in Mrs. Moore’s room. Please let Mrs. Moore know if you cannot attend. Friday, 2-7, FCA Meeting Sports Activities Thursday, 2-6, Junior High Basketball @ Bauxite 4:00 Friday, 2-7, Senior High Basketball Home vs. Bauxite 5:30 Senior Night All FFA Members who are attending Winter Leadership Conference need to be at Ag Building with your luggage at 1:00 p.m. Friday. Bus will be leaving at 1:30 p.m. Library Lunch Closings this week: Parent Teacher Conferences will be held after school today from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. There will be a JAG Group photo tomorrow during Enrichment for the yearbook. There will also be a Student Council group photo at 11:00 tomorrow for the yearbook. Seniors, be sure to vote for Who’s Who by this Friday. The ballot is available on the Class of 2020 Enrichment Google Classroom page. Results will be collected Friday afternoon, with results being in the 2020 MHS Yearbook. JAG Work Applications (upcoming juniors and seniors) are available for next year's JAG Work class. You can pick up an application from Mrs. Purvis (room 403), counseling center, or online at karenpurvis.wixsite.com/mhsjag. Return applications to Mrs. Purvis or Mrs. Thacker or Enrichment teacher. Priority deadline is February 21, 2020. 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. The Independent Living Class will have Hot Chocolate, Cappuccinos and Coffees for sale daily before school starts for $1.00 each. Stop by and see us in the hallway.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Sr. Night is this Friday 2/7 at the Union Bank Center! The Seniors will be recognized at 5:30 before the girls game. After the senior night ceremony we will warm up, and play the Varsity girls then Varsity boys. Should start about 6:00 p.m
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats led at the half but could not hold on as they lost to DeQueen 39-44 Tuesday at the Union Bank Center. The Bearcats also lost by a score of 38-58. This Friday night Mena will host Bauxite at the UBC. The Senior Night Ceremony will begin at 5:30pm...
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
JAG Work Applications (upcoming juniors and seniors) are available for next year's JAG Work class. You can pick up an application from Mrs. Purvis (room 403), counseling center, or online at karenpurvis.wixsite.com/mhsjag. Return applications to Mrs. Purvis or Mrs. Thacker or Enrichment teacher. Priority deadline is February 21, 2020.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
This is the last week to sign up for Jr. High & Sr. High cheer tryouts. 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.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 Lunch Menu: Tuesday, 2-4, Salisbury Steak, Cheeseburger, Chicken Tenders, Wednesday, 2-5, Cheese Ravioli, MTO Boneless Wings, MTO Deli Thursday, 2-6, Sweet & Sour Chicken, MTO Deli, Chicken Tenders Friday, 2-7, Burrito with Cheese, MTO Baked Potato, MTO Deli Monday, 2-10, Beef Fingers, Cheeseburger, Rib Patty Sandwich Tuesday, 2-11, Chili, Bacon Burger, Chicken Tenders Wednesday, 2-12, Walking Tacos, Hamburger, Hot Dog, Thursday, 2-13, Lasagna, Pizza Burger, Chicken Tenders Tuesday, 2-18, Beef Enchiladas, Steak Sandwich, MTO Tortilla Line Wednesday 2-19, Chicken Potato Bowl, Double Burger Thursday, 2-20, General Tso’s Beef, hamburger, MTO Deli Friday, 2-21, Crispitos w/Cheese, Corn Dog, Pizza Burger Monday, 2-24, Salisburger, Corn Dog, Backyard Burger Tuesday, 2-25, Popcorn Chicken Bowl, MTO Tortilla Line Wednesday, 2-26, Chicken Alfredo, Hamburger, Hot Dog Thursday, 2-27, Fish Sticks/Mac & Cheese, Rib Patty Sand Friday, 2-28, Chicken Spaghetti, Hamburger, Mini Corn Dogs, MTO Baked Potato Club Activities Tuesday, 2-4, 10th grade ETS Wed., 2-5, Sci-Fi Meeting Thursday, 2-6, NEHS Meeting Thursday, 2-6 Jr. High Quiz Bowl team meets at middle school during ACHIEVE Thursday, 2-6 Sr. High Quiz Bowl team meets after school in Mrs. Moore’s room. Please let Mrs. Moore know if you cannot attend. Friday, 2-7, FCA Meeting Sports Activities Tuesday, Senior High Basketball Home vs. De Queen 5:00 Thursday, 2-6, Basketball @ Bauxite 4:00 Library Lunch Closings this week: Parent Teacher Conferences will be held this Wednesday, February 5, after school from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. JAG Work Applications (upcoming juniors and seniors) are available for next year's JAG Work class. You can pick up an application from Mrs. Purvis (room 403), counseling center, or online at karenpurvis.wixsite.com/mhsjag. Return applications to Mrs. Purvis or Mrs. Thacker or Enrichment teacher. Priority deadline is February 21, 2020. 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.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
2020 Mena Boys & Girls Track Schedule!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Heavener soccer game originally scheduled for March 12th has been rescheduled to March 13th. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter=24458
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Sr. Night is this Friday 2/7 at the Union Bank Center! The Seniors will be recognized at 5:30 before the girls game. After the senior night ceremony we will warm up, and play the Varsity girls then Varsity boys. Should start about 6:00 p.m
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Tuesday! Schedule change! Games start at 5pm !
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Jr. High Basketball teams flew past DeQueen Monday night in the final home games of the season ay Jim Rackley Gymnasium.... The Mena JV Girls won by a score of 18-6. The JV Boys won 18-14, the Junior Ladycats won 33-18 & the Jr. Bearcats beat DeQueen 44-32... GO BEARCATS!!! https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena basketball will host DeQueen on Tuesday 2/4/20. JV Girls start at 5:00 p.m. then JV boys. Each team will play 1/2 with a running clock. Followed by the Varsity Girls & Boys. Games were originally scheduled for 4:30pm.. http://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Parent Teacher Conferences at Mena Middle School & Mena High School will be held this Wednesday, February 5, after school from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Monday, February 3, 2020 Lunch Menu: Monday, 2-3, Fish Sticks/Mac & Cheese, Hamburger, Steak Sandwich Tuesday, 2-4, Salisbury Steak, Cheeseburger, Chicken Tenders, Wednesday, 2-5, Cheese Ravioli, MTO Boness Wings, MTO Deli Thursday, 2-6, Sweet & Sour Chicken, MTO Deli, Chicken Tenders Friday, 2-7, Burrito with Cheese, MTO Baked Potato, MTO Deli Monday, 2-10, Beef Fingers, Cheeseburger, Rib Patty Sandwich Tuesday, 2-11, Chili, Bacon Burger, Chicken Tenders Wednesday, 2-12, Walking Tacos, Hambuger, Hot Dog, Thursday, 2-13, Lasagna, Pizza Burger, Chicken Tenders Tuesday, 2-18, Beef Enchiladas, Steak Sandwich, MTO Tortilla Line Wednesday 2-19, Chicken Potato Bowl, Double Burger Thursday, 2-20, General Tso’s Beef, hamburger, MTO Deli Friday, 2-21, Crispitos w/Cheese, Corn Dog, Pizza Burger Monday, 2-24, Salisburger, Corn Dog, Backyard Burger Tuesday, 2-25, Popcorn Chicken Bowl, MTO Tortilla Line Wednesday, 2-26, Chicken Alfredo, Hamburger, Hot Dog Thursday, 2-27, Fish Sticks/Mac & Cheese, Rib Patty Sand Friday, 2-28, Chicken Spaghetti, Hamburger, Mini Corn Dogs, MTO Baked Potato Club Activities Monday, February 3, 10th Grade Meeting in the PAC during Enrichment Tuesday, 2-4, 10th grade ETS Wed., 2-5, Sci-Fi Meeting Thursday, 2-6, NEHS Meeting Thursday, 2-6 Jr. High Quiz Bowl team meets at middle school during ACHIEVE Thursday, 2-6 Sr. High Quiz Bowl team meets after school in Mrs. Moore’s room. Please let Mrs. Moore know if you cannot attend. Friday, 2-7, FCA Meeting Sports Activities Monday, 2-3, Junior High Basketball at home vs. DeQueen 4:30 Thursday, 2-6, Basketball @ Bauxite 4:00 Library Lunch Closings this week: Parent Teacher Conferences will be held this Wednesday, February 5, after school from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. JAG Work Applications (upcoming juniors and seniors) are available for next year's JAG Work class. You can pick up an application from Mrs. Purvis (room 403), counseling center, or online at karenpurvis.wixsite.com/mhsjag. Return applications to Mrs. Purvis or Mrs. Thacker or Enrichment teacher. Priority deadline is February 21, 2020. 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.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Monday!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Thank you Mena Mayor, Seth Smith for the signing of a proclamation for Feb. 3-7,2020 as National School Counseling Week. The Mena School Counselors were recognized at the HHE Bearcat Eyes Are Watching Pep Assembly on Friday, Jan. 31st. for the extraordinary difference they make in our schools
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The 20 members of the Mena Ladycat Basketball Team earned a composite grade point average of 3.47 for the fall semester... GO LADYCATS!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Our district AMI Assignment Completion Day percentage was 98.55%. Our required goal was 90% completion. Since our district learners exceeded the required percentage, we will be able to use our AMI Day 1 as a school day. Our last day of school is still Friday, May 22nd. Thank you to students, parents, teachers, and administration for your successful use of our 1st AMI Day.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MHS February menu!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Bearcats knocked off DeQueen Thursday night by a score of 43-41. It was the fifth win of the season & the second conference victory for the Sr. Boys, The Ladycats lost their matchup with DeQueen by a final score of 28-42. The Sr. Girls fall to 10-11 / 5-3. Mena will host DeQueen on Tuesday 2/4 at the Union Bank Center. GO BEARCATS!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Thursday, January 30, 2020 Lunch Menu: Thursday, 1-30, Mini Corn Dogs, Meatball Sub, Friday, 1-24, Crispitos with Cheese, Corn Dog Club Activities Thursday, 1-30, FFA Meeting with students attending Leadership Conference in Ag Building Sports Activities Thursday, 1-30, Senior High Basketball at De Queen, 5:00 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. Remember that every act of kindness creates a ripple effect that has no measured end. See how many ways you can display kindness this week. No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever a waste of time. This is the final week to order your personalized 2020 MHS Yearbook. The final deadline to order a yearbook with your name on it will be tomorrow, 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 today, 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!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Thursday!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena High School Cheerleaders earned a composite grade point average of 3.77 for the fall semester... GO BEARCATS!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 Lunch Menu: Wednesday, 1-29, Chili, Bacon Burger, Hot Dog Thursday, 1-30, Mini Corn Dogs, Meatball Sub, Friday, 1-24, Crispitos with Cheese, Corn Dog Club Activities Wednesday, 1-29 Sci-Fi Club Meeting in the Art Room Thursday, 1-30, FFA Meeting with students attending Leadership Conference in Ag Building Sports Activities Thursday, 1-30, Senior High Basketball at De Queen, 5:00 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. Do kind things for people not because of who they are or what they do in return, but because of who you are. See how many ways you can display kindness this week. Positivity is contagious. This is the final week to order your personalized 2020 MHS Yearbook. The final deadline to order a yearbook with your name on it 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 tomorrow, 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!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena High School Spotlight Singers have earned a combined 3.85 grade point average. GO BEARCATS!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Sr. High Hosted Malvern at the Union Bank Center Tuesday. The JV Ladycats defeated Malvern 15-4. The JV Bearcats lost 16-20. The Varsity Ladycats improved to 5-2 in conference play with a 52-36 victory & the Varsity Bearcats lost by a score of 49-52...Mena will play next on Thursday 1/30 at DeQueen.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
*** SCHEDULE CHANGE *** A game has been added to the Mena Baseball Schedule. The Bearcats will play at Hot Springs on Tuesday March 17th. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter=24460
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The 24 members of the Mena High School Volleyball Team completed the first semester with a composite GPA of 3.57. GO LADYCATS!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The tryout signup sheets for the 2020-2021 MHS 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.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 Lunch Menu: 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 All juniors need to attend the Junior meeting during enrichment today in the PAC. Tuesday, 1-28, Senior High Basketball at home vs. Malvern, 4:30 Wednesday, 1-29 Sci-Fi Club Meeting in the Art Room Thursday, 1-30, FFA Meeting with students attending Leadership Conference in Ag Building. 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. Wherever there are people, there is an opportunity for kindness and to make a difference. See how many ways you can display kindness this week. No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. 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!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena School District is working with the Division of Elementary & Secondary Education to implement a framework developed by Marzano Research called High Reliability Schools. As part of this process we are collecting feedback from parents, staff, and administrators through an online survey administered by the Hanover Research firm. Survey responses will be anonymous and data will only be reported as a group. Surveys are available starting Tuesday, January 28th and closing Friday, February 14th. You will see two questions in this survey that ask whether you are a European Union citizen or are currently located in the European Union (EU). Hanover Research is required to ask these questions to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation, a new EU policy that gives citizens and others traveling in the EU greater control over their personal data. The survey should take less than 10 minutes to complete. To begin, please click the following link: https://bit.ly/2TPnfjN We appreciate your participation and thank you for your time. Paulette Sherrer, ED.S Assistant Superintendent
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Tuesday!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congrats to Gracie Lyle and David Grenier! Gracie is a Junior and plays Guard and Forward for the LadyCats. She is the daughter of Brad and Linda Lyle. In December, she averaged 13 points, 4 rebounds, and 2 steals per game. Gracie also plays on the Volleyball and Track team and plans to attend UA RICH MTN upon graduation Way to go Gracie! .#goladycats #gobucks David is a senior guard for the Bearcats and is the son of Rodney and Heather Grenier. In December, David averaged 17.5 points, 5 rebounds, 2 steals, and 3 assists per game. He enjoys hunting, fishing, and playing basketball. Upon graduation David plans to attend the UofA at Fayetteville and major in Finance. Way to go David! #gobearcats
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
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!
5 months 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
5 months 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.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Monday!
5 months 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!
6 months 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.
6 months 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.
6 months 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!
6 months 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.
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Friday!
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
HEADS UP!!! Mena Public Schools will be closed on Friday, February 14th. Classes will resume on Monday the 17th. We hope you enjoy the break.
6 months 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!
6 months 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.
6 months 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
6 months 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.
6 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Tuesday!
6 months 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.
6 months 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!
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
School Board Appreciation Month!
6 months 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.
6 months 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!
6 months 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!
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Friday!
6 months 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.
6 months 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.
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Updated Mena High School Soccer Schedule! https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Thursday!
6 months 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!
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MHS Winter Formal is February 1st !
6 months 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!
6 months 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.
6 months 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.
6 months 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.
6 months 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!
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Tuesday!
6 months 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!
6 months 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.
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
6 months 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
6 months 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.
6 months 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.
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Monday!
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
According to Mena Band Director Charles Morgan the All Region Band Auditions scheduled for Saturday have been cancelled.
6 months 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.
6 months 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/
6 months 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.
6 months 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!
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
School Board Appreciation Month!
6 months 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
6 months 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!
6 months 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.
6 months 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.
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MHS Winter Formal is February 1st !
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Thursday! Schedule Change - Games will start at 5pm !
6 months 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
6 months 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!
6 months 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!
6 months 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.
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Tuesday!
6 months 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!
6 months 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.
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Monday!
6 months 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!
6 months 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...
6 months 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.
6 months 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.
6 months 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!
7 months 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.
7 months 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!
7 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Thursday! The 7th grade girls will play an intrasquad scrimmage at 3:30pm!
7 months 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!
7 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Bearcat Football ringing the bell for the Salvation Army!!!
7 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Athletic Dead Period!
7 months 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.
7 months 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!!!!
7 months 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
7 months 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.
7 months 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!
7 months 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.
7 months 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.
7 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Friday!
7 months 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.
7 months 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.
7 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
See you Thursday at the PAC !!!!
7 months 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!
7 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Members of the Mena Baseball Team helped serve Christmas Dinner at Louise Durham Elementary today. GO BEARCATS!
7 months 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.
7 months 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…
7 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Jersey Dance for Mena High School students is this Friday night... See you there!
7 months 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.
7 months 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..
7 months 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.
7 months 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!
7 months 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!
7 months 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.
7 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Tuesday!
7 months 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.
7 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Monday!
7 months 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!
7 months 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.
7 months 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
7 months 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!
7 months 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...
7 months 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...
7 months 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!
7 months 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.
7 months 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.
7 months 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!
7 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MHS FCCLA President, Skylar Montgomery, volunteered with Kate Wilson recently and rang the bell for the Salvation Army.
7 months 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.
7 months 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
7 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Friday!
7 months 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!
7 months 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!
7 months 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!
7 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Thursday! The Jr. Ladycats & Bearcats will play DeQueen!
7 months 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.
7 months 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
7 months 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!
7 months 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.
7 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Please take note of the time change for the games on Saturday! GO BEARCATS!
7 months 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....
7 months 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.
7 months 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!!!
7 months 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!!!
7 months 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!!!
7 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School December Menu!
7 months 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.
7 months 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/
7 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Christmas Concert Thursday!
7 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Monday!
7 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Rich Mountain Bucks Classic is this Friday & Saturday!
7 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Union Bank Jr. Basketball Tournament begins Monday. Check the bracket to see when the Bearcats & Ladycats play!
7 months 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
8 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…
8 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!
8 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Baseball season prep is already underway for Coach Sandifer & some dedicated Mena athletes.
8 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
8 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!
8 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…
8 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!
8 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.
8 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!!!
8 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Thanksgiving break is next week!
8 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats will play DeQueen at the Robinson Invitational on Wednesday! GO LADYCATS!
8 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
8 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Tuesday!
8 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.
8 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.
8 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.
8 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
8 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats begin play in the Robinson Invitational in Little Rock today at 5:00pm... GO LADYCATS!
8 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Monday!
8 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.
8 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena football season came to an end Friday night. The Bearcats lost 14-35 at Gosnell in the first round of the 4A Playoffs.
8 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Friday!
8 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.
8 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!
8 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!
8 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.
8 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!
8 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!
8 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.
8 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
8 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.
8 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!!!
8 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!!!
8 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!!!
8 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Tuesday!
8 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.
8 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..
8 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Monday!
8 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
November Newsletter!
8 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
8 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
8 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
8 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!
8 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
8 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
8 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).
8 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Friday!
8 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!
8 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
8 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Thursday!
8 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!!!
8 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.
8 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
8 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..
8 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.
8 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.
8 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!
8 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.
8 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
8 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!
8 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MHS Pep Rally 11/1/19. Go Bearcats Beat Subiaco!
8 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MHS Pep Rally 11/1/19. Go Bearcats Beat Subiaco!
8 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Friday!
8 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!
8 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Thursday!
8 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
You never know who you’ll find hiding between the library stacks..
8 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!!!!!
8 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....
8 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!
8 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.
8 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School November Menu!
8 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.
8 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats play Brookland at 3pm today in the 4A State Tournament quarter finals... GO LADYCATS!!!
8 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!
8 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.
8 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
9 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..
9 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Dance this Friday!
9 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!
9 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.
9 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
9 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MPS facilities keep the maintenance staff busy. This morning they were working on lighting in the MHS cafeteria.
9 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!!!
9 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!
9 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!
9 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Friday!
9 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!!!
9 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.
9 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!
9 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!
9 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!
9 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.
9 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.
9 months ago, Mark Hobson