Mark Hobson
Holly Harshman students really enjoyed the first day of Red Ribon Week ! Today was America Monday & Tuesday will be Pajama Day!!!
about 5 hours ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Middle School students really enjoyed the first day of Red Ribon Week ! Today was America Monday & Tuesday will be Pajama Day!!!
about 5 hours ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Louise Durham students really enjoyed the first day of Red Ribon Week ! Today was America Monday & Tuesday will be Pajama Day!!!
about 6 hours ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena senior boys competed in the Tom Stuthard Top 25 Cross Country Meet on Wednesday at the Mena LIons Club Course. TRE MCMELLON led the Bearcats with a 3rd place finish. TREVIN PLUNKETT was right behin in 4th, BRODY BROWN finished 8th, COOPER PLUNKETT was 9th & CONNOR EFIRD finished 14th.. You can see complete results at the link below https://az.milesplit.com/meets/445692-tom-stuthard-top-25-2021/results/777024
1 day ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Bearcats fell to 5-4 on the season after losing to Dardanelle 42-56 on Friday. Mena has an open date coming up & will play at Lamar in two weeks in the final regular season game. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter_ids=19617
3 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
If you are registered for the October 23rd ACT at Mena High School, please report to the Performing Arts Center at 7:45 am. Bring your admission ticket, id, a pencil, and a calculator if you have one. Also, you may bring a water bottle and a snack for break.
3 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
3 Questions With…. MHS Senior Bethany Settle Q: What has been your favorite thing from this year so far and why? A: My favorite thing from this year so far has definitely been getting to make new memories with friends that I know will go different ways than me once we graduate. Q: If you had an entrance song when you entered school what would it be and why? A: Any fun and upbeat song, because I like to try and make people's days better if I can. Q: What is something you enjoy doing in your free time, why and when did you get into doing it? A: Something I enjoy doing in my free time would be reading. I like it because it helps me escape to a different world. I got into it when I was little and lost contact with it for a while but got back into it a few years ago.
3 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Club Expo for 11th & 12th grades was held today in the Union Bank Center at Mena High School. Students were given the opportunity to explore & learn about the various clubs they can join at MHS. 9th & 10th grades attended the Club Expo on Wednesday.
4 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
It's a great feeling the day your letterman jacket arrives !
4 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School students who saved Nurse Practitioner in Xello as a career option were able to speak to Mrs. Debbie Fairless on Friday. This was a great opportunity for those students to learn about the career path as well as the positives & negatives of Nurse Practitioner as an occupation. Next Friday coaches from U.A. Rich Mountain will be on campus to speak to students interested in coaching as a career.
4 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Ms. Kropp & her theatre group from Mena High School visited the 5th graders at Holly Harshman Elementary on Friday & performed a skit on bullying.
4 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Polk County Deputy Justin Wagner spoke to 3rd & 4th grade students at Holly Harshman Elementary on Friday. Wagner was there to raise awareness about drugs & about bullying.
4 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to Deedra Hooker for receiving the Mena High School Teacher of Month Award. This teacher is chosen by all students at MHS. It was stated that Ms. Hooker creates a calm learning environment in her classroom.. She is kind, helpful, and makes learning fun and interesting. She always encourages students to do their best. Ms. Hooker will receive a certificate and a cupcake for Sassafras Bakehouse.
4 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
This year’s 2021 Mena Ladycat Volleyball team features three Seniors, and tonight was their final home game of their playing career. Recognized tonight were Seniors Grayson Fairless, Bethany Godwin, and Rachel Wilson.
4 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Jr. Bearcats had a tough time finding the end zone on Thursday at Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium. Dardanelle won the game by a score of 6-29. The Jr. Bearcats finished the season with a record of 5-4.. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter_ids=20082
4 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena 7th Grade Bearcats mounted a furious come back in the second half on Thursday but came up a little short. Dardanelle won the game by a score of 22-24. The 7th grade finishes the season with a 5-3 record. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter_ids=20082
4 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats played their final home volleyball game on Thursday at the Union Bank Center. The Ladycats defeated Bauxite 3-1 by a score of 25-3, 25-10, 22-25 & 25-9. Mena will be back in action on Tuesday at Noon in the 4A State Tournament ! GO LADYCATS !!!
4 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The first Jr. High Pep Rally was held today at Jim Rackley Gymnasium & the 6th grade won the spirit stick !!!! GO BEARCATS!!!
4 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
3 Questions With… MHS Senior Elizabeth Williams Q: What is your favorite thing to do after school and why? A: I spend time with my family and friends, because family is important to me. Q: How long have you been racing, and why did you start? A: I have only raced a few times. It is my dad that races and that is how I got into racing. I mainly do the mechanic work. Q: If you could travel back in time and make it back safely, where/what time would you choose? A: I would go back to 2010 and here in Mena to fix some things that had happened to prevent how I am feeling now.
4 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats played at Ft. Lake on Tuesday. The Sr. Girls JV won 25-13 & 25-19. The Varsity won 25-19, 26-28, 25-10 & 25-11 With that victory, the Ladycats secured the 4A West Conference Championship and a #1 seed in the 4A State Tournament which begins on Tuesday at Shiloh Christian in Springdale.
6 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Bearcat & Ladycat cross country teams competed in the 7-4A Comference Meet on Tuesday. All conference performers were Cooper Plunkett, Trevin Plunkett, Connoe Efird & Tre Mcmellon! The Bearcats finished as the district runner-up. Be looking for complete results at the links below. http://macdonaldtiming.com/schedule.html https://ar.milesplit.com/results
6 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Bearcat Coaches have selected #54, Jordan Roberts, as the Farm Bureau Insurance Player of the Week vs. Ozark. Jordan is a Senior and plays Defensive Tackle for the Bearcats this season. Jordan had 6 tackles on the night and 2 were for loss of yardage. Jordan is the son of Chris and Leah Roberts and big brother to sister, Jaden, who is a 9th grader at MHS. Jordan enjoys hunting, fishing, and just about anything to do with the outdoors. After graduation, he plans to go to work with his Father and Grandfather, Wes, in the construction business. This week, Jordan and the Bearcats will travel to take on the 4-4 Dardanelle Sand Lizards. A home field playoff game is on the line, if Mena can win there and at Lamar in Week #10. Shown presenting Jordan with Week # 8’s game ball is Farm Bureau Agency Manager, Tony Hooper, and Bearcat Assistant Coach, Chad Arnold. Farm Bureau Insurance is a proud supporter of Mena Bearcat Athletics!!
7 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Thank you to each student who made attendance a priority in September. According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, "Students who attend school regularly have been shown to achieve at higher levels than students who do not have regular attendance." When you choose to be on campus every day, you show how much you value your education! Each month we will be rewarding those students who choose to value their education through perfect attendance. Each of you have the same opportunity each month! Each student who shows their dedication through perfect attendance will be awarded each month. These students will be rewarded very soon for their September Perfect Attendance. Taeyon Anderton Ryleigh Armstrong Maria Bazzarri Lukas Charbonnier Blayze Chitty Cheuk Lam Chiu Karson Cochran Eric Decker Jacob Deramus Sara Dozier Michael Escobar Sofia Ferri Aiden Golden Devin Gorden Gage Gordden Amy Gragg Christina Gragg Alexyss Hilderbrand Jokia Look Nathaniel Needham Ali Ogden Aryana Ortiz Kendall Posey Avery Powell Nathan Raney Brenden Ricker Ranessa Ricker Kensey Rosson Charleigh Self Karley Sharp Logan Shone Christian Stewart Michael Sullivan McKenzi Summit Annika Thompson Rachel Wilson
8 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MHS VEIN DRAIN IS OCTOBER 20th !
8 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
National School Bus Safety Week was the result of a letter-writing campaign to President Nixon in 1969. Founded by Dick Fischer, a former school district transportation director in California, the first NSBSW was held in 1970. In 1975, the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) was founded. The NAPT, along with the National School Transportation Association (NSTA) and National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPT), hosts National Bus Safety Week each year.
8 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to Bailey Benner on making the All Region Jr. High Choir . Bailey is in the 8th grade at Mena Middle School. GO BAILEY!!!
8 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Jr. Ladycats won the 4A West District Tournament Championship on Saturday in Bauxite. Mena defeated Fountain Lake 25-7 / 25-19 & Malvern in the finals 25-22 / 25-11. GO LADYCATS !!!!
9 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Ozark defeated Mena 47-8 on Friday night. The Bearcats have a record of 5-3/3-1 & will play at Dardanelle on Friday 10/22. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter_ids=19617
10 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Jr. Ladycats are conference champs & the #1 seed in the district tournament. Their first game is at 11:00am on Saturday at Bauxite against the winner of the Arkadelphia/Ft. Lake game. GO LADYCATS !!!
10 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
10 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats defeated Little Rock Mills 3-0 on Thursday. The score was 25-0, 25-2 & 25-10. The Ladycats remain undefeated in conference play & they will play at Fountain Lake on Tuesday. GO LADYCATS !!!
11 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
It was not a good night for Mena on Thursday at Bob Carver Bearcats Stadium. Ozark defeated the Jr. High Bearcats by a score of 40-6. Mena will take a 5-3 record into next weeks game when they host Dardanelle. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter_ids=20082
11 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena 7th grade lost to Ozark on Thursday 0-32. The Bearcats are now 5-2 on the season & will play Dardanelle next Thursday at Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter_ids=20082
11 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
3 Questions With… MHS Senior Wilson Hughes 1.Q- Regardless of money, what is one piece of clothing/shoes you would buy? A- I would buy a Prada trench jacket. 2.Q- Top movie of all time and why? A- Fantastic Mr. Fox the way the story is told and the stop motion is amazing and also the colors. 3.Q- How much do you think your collection of shoes and clothes is? A- $7,000 See Less
11 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The 2021 MHS School Play is drawing nearer, as rehearsals and preparations continue toward the November performances of The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood.
11 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School Theatre III performed BEOWULF for the 12th grade english classes on Thursday at the Performing Arts Center. As always Ms. Kropp & her students delivered an outstanding performance. GO BEARCATS !
11 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Bearcat Esports is off and running. Students were practicing under the guidance of the tech team today at Mena High School !
12 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MHS VEIN DRAIN IS OCTOBER 20th !
12 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
During the 2nd full week in October, National School Lunch Week shines the spotlight on the programs and nutritious food served up every day throughout the school year. Many cafeteria staff often know a child’s eating habits as well as a parent does. They often know each child by name. At the Mena Public Schools we appreciate our friends at Aramark for feeding our students a delicious & nutritious meal every school day !
12 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
3 Questions With... MHS Senior Maddie Wigley 1.Q: What is your favorite place to go and why is it your favorite place? A: Mt.Jewett, PA. There is a lot of my family history there. 2. Q: What is your favorite videogame/games in general, and what makes them your favorite? A: I play a lot of Stardew Valley and I used to play Star Wars- Battlefront with my dad. 3. Q: Who is your favorite artist and when did you start listening to them? A: One of my favorite Artists is Taylor Swift. I started listening to her around kindergarten and she was someone I looked up to. It was really empowering to see a woman growing her music career from such a young age. I looked up to her a lot.
12 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
THE BEARCAT FOOTBALL GAME ON FRIDAY NIGHT AT OZARK IS THE HOOTENS 4A GAME OF THE WEEK… THE WINNER WILL WALK AWAY WITH THE CONFERENCE LEAD… WE NEED A BIG CROWD AT THE GAME TO SUPPORT THE BEARCATS BUT OF YOU CAN’T GO TO THE GAME YOU CAN WATCH THE BEARCAT FOUNDATION BROADCAST ON THE MENA BEARCATS YOU TUBE CHANNEL… THAT MAKES NOW A GOOD TIME TO FOLLOW THE LINK BELOW & SUBSCRIBE TO THE CHANNEL. IT'S FREE & YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED EVERYTIME A BEARCAT BROADCAST BEGINS !!! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClCfL11AKAgHnkcuYEooH2w
12 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MENA HIGH FBLA, FCCLA and FFA members are invited to the 1st Annual CTSO Fall Fest on November 2nd from 5 - 7pm at the Ladycat softball field at Union Bank Park. Members can attend for free and bring a guest for $5. THERE will BE food, games, a kickball tournament and loads of fun! Students should be watching their email for more information!
12 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
JR. LADYCATS CLAIM 4A WEST CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP! The Jr. Ladycats defeated Arkadelphia 2-0 on Tuesday & claimed the conference championship. Mena will be the one seed in the district volleyball tournament at Bauxite on Saturday.
13 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Jr. Ladycats defeated Arkadelphia 2-0 on Tuesday & claimed the conference championship. Mena will be the one seed in the district volleyball tournament at Bauxite on Saturday. The Mena Ladycats defeated Arkadelphia on Tuesday at the Union Bank Center 3-0. The score was 25-17, 25-14 & 25-13. Mena Volleyball improves to 11-0 in conference & will play at Little Rock Mills on Thursday! GO LADYCATS !
13 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Jr. & Sr. Ladycats played at Malvern on Monday. The 7th grade won their match & the Jr. High won 2-0. The Sr. High JV won 2-0 & the senior high won 3-0. Mena Volleyball will host Arkadelphia on Tuesday at the Union Bank Center. Games begin at 4:00pm.
14 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mrs. Chaney’s 8th grade literacy classes at Mena Middle School are engaged in a genre lesson on dystopian literature.
14 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Jr. High Cheer Team is fired up about the first pep rally for 6th-9th grades coming up on Thursday, October 21st at Jim Rackley Gymnasium ! GO BEARCATS !!!
15 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Bearcat Coaches select #22, Blake Brown, as the Farm Bureau Insurance Player of the Week vs. Dover. Blake and the Bearcats forced Dover into a mercy rule situation last Friday night and came out winning by a final score of 40-14, handing the Pirates their 6th loss of the season. Mena now stands at 5-2. Blake is a Senior this year and the son of Scott and Randi Brown. Blake had 2 TD receptions for 86 total yards on Offense, plus 5 tackles from his Cornerback position on Defense. He also scored the game winning TD the prior week vs. Pottsville. Blake also plays baseball and basketball for the Bearcats and is an avid bow hunter in the fall. After graduation next Spring, Blake plans to attend UA Rich Mountain, then transfer to the UofA in Fayetteville and major in Agriculture. This week, Blake and the Bearcats travel to Ozark, to take on the Hillbillies, currently at 3-2 for the year. Shown presenting Week #7’s game ball, are Farm Bureau agent (and proud Grandpa) Andy Brown, and Bearcat Offensive Coordinator, Landon Dover. Farm Bureau Insurance is a proud supporter of Mena Bearcat athletics!!
15 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Sgt. Minor and Sgt. Taylor were at Mena High School on Monday sharing info with interested students about a career in the military.
15 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Thank you Mena McDonald’s for honoring our educators with FREE meals!! They were so excited to get this treat 😆! *just have your school ID*
15 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
These Mena High School students have been selected for All-Region choir: Mixed Choir: Raphael Overturf - 3rd Chair, Bass 2 Holiday Neufeld - 3rd Chair, Soprano 2 Yennyte Tecson - 19th Chair, Soprano 1 Treble Choir: Shantal Tecson - 6th Chair, Soprano 2 Miranda Burt - 7th Chair, Soprano 1 Isabel Adams - 18th Chair, Soprano 2 Emily Dodson - 25th Chair, Soprano 1 Abi Koppein - 28th Chair, Soprano 2 Male Choir: Blayze Chitty - 21st Chair, Bass 2 Congratulations & GO BEARCATS !!!!
15 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Tote that rock & listen to FM101 ! For Bearcat News & school info! Plus the wildest music mix ever! Mena Public Schools Radio! https://www.facebook.com/FM101-100723419049049
16 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Rachel Wilson created this miniature Eiffel Tower in the new Makerspace in the Mena High School Library. So amazing watching the students creativity come to life!
16 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats beat Paris 3-0 back on September 20th at the Union Bank Center but could not get past them on Saturday. Paris gave Mena their second loss of the season in the championship game at the Paris Tournament. The Mena JV won the silver bracket at the Paris Tournament on Saturday. The Ladycats beat the Mayflower varsity 2 to 0 in the finals. Go Ladycats!!!
16 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to the Mena Bearcat Marching Band on receiving 1st Division Band, 1st Division Drum Major, 1st Division Percussion, and 1st Division Color Guard at the Bulldog Invitational Marching Contest held Saturday in Waldron. Next is the Region VIII Marching Assesment on Tuesday at Fort Smith Northside. GO BEARCATS !!!
16 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena football improved to 5-2 on the season & 3-0 in conference play with a 40-14 win over Dover Friday night. Mena will play at Ozark next week. GO BEARCATS !!! https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter_ids=19617
17 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
A huge thank you to Don's E-Z Pay for your generous donation to the Mena Middle School Family and Consumer Science classroom! The new washer and dryer will get so much use school wide!
18 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
A huge thank you to Don't E-Z Pay for your generous donation to the Mena Middle School Family and Consumer Science classroom! The new washer and dryer will get so much use school wide!
18 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Volleyball played on the road at Magnolia on Thursday ! Junior JV Mena-2 Magnolia-1 Junior High Mena-2 Magnolia-0 Senior High Mena-3 Magnolia-0 The Sr. Ladycats will play in a tournament this Saturday in Paris. The Jr. Ladycats is on Tuesday when 7th, Jr. High & Sr. High will host Arkadelphia at the Union Bank Center. GO LADYCATS!!!
18 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Jr. High Football played on Thursday at Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium. The Bearcats defeated Dover by a score of 42-22 & improved their record to 5-2. The Junior Bearcats will host Ozark next Thursday. GO BEARCATS !!!!
18 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to our Cattle Exhibitors at AYE. Addi Dollar placed first in class with her Beefmaster. Taylor Thacker placed 3rd With Maine and 7th with Hereford.
18 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena 7th Grade football played an exciting game against Dover on Thursday at Boib Carver Bearcat Stadium. The Bearcats won by a score of 16-14 & improve their record top 5-1. The 7th grade Bearcats will host Ozark next Thursday. GO BEARCATS !!!!
18 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
HHE Students using Ben Q Boards for review in Mrs. Newbolt’s class.
18 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
NEW Basketball 🏀 goals have been put up at HHE! This type of incentive comes from our 🍿 popcorn sales! Keep up the great work selling- it leads to great rewards! Thank you parents, guardians, & students !!
18 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Red Ribbon Week is coming up later this month & LDE has released their dress up day info.
19 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Red Ribbon Week is coming up later this month & MMS has released their dress up day info.
19 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Are you Listening to FM101 ? It's 101% Bearcat !!! Mena Public Schools Radio !!!
20 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mrs. Ford and Mrs. White's 3rd grade students at Holly Harshman Elementary are "Falling" into multiplication arrays!
20 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Today is National Coaches Day & at Mena Public Schools we have some of the best. CRAIG BENTLEY BRAD LYLE ANDREA HUGHES SAMANTHA BREEDLOVE TIA FRYER RAY HUNTER RANDY PETERS CHAD ARNOLD SCOTT WRIGHT HEATHER GOSS RYAN LUTTMER KYLE SMITHERS MATT SANDIFER LANDON DOVER ISAAC MINTON In1972 ​President Richard Nixon signs a proclamation declaring October 6 as National Coaches Day. It states: "Coaches are highly qualified teachers—in highly specialized fields. But more than that, they are friends and counselors who help instill in their players important attitudes that will serve them all their lives."
20 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Ladycat Volleyball picked up win number 17 on Tuesday at the Union Bank Center. Mena defeated Camden Fairview 3-0 by a score of 25-13, 25-1 & 25-7. The Ladycats are now 7-0 in conference play & will travel to Magnolia on Thursday. Games begin at 4:30pm... GO LADYCATS !!!
20 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Cross Country competed in the UARM Buck Fever Showcase on Tuesday. Top finishers for Mena were Jr. Girls - EMMI HENSLEY Jr. Boys - COOPER PLUNKETT Sr. Girls - SAMARA JAYNES Sr. Boys - TRE MCMELLON
20 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
We are falling in love with new books every single day at Louise Durham so talking about what we are reading is so exciting!! “You should read this book I just finished! It was so funny! The squid thought he was bigger than everything in the ocean but he realized when he met the whale he wasn’t and being kind is important!” ~Payton
20 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Bearcat Coaches select #26, Jarrett Burger, as the Farm Bureau Insurance Player of the Week vs. Pottsville. Jarrett is a Senior this year and plays Fullback and Linebacker for the Bearcats. His 8 tackles plus a 15 yard rushing TD helped lead the Bearcats to a 28-23 victory over the Apaches on Senior Night, at Randall Whorton Field. Jarrett is the son of Jill and Chris Burger, and is a very avid bass fisherman and hunter. He and Mena QB, Austin Rose, compete as a team, in fishing tournaments all over the south, representing Mena High School. Jarrett hopes to go to college next year and be on a fishing team for a University. This Friday, Jarrett and the Mena Bearcats take the 2 hour bus ride to over, to take on the winless Pirates, who are now 0-5. Jarrett was not available for photo before press time, but will receive his week #6 game ball later this week. Farm Bureau Insurance is a proud supporter of Mena Bearcat athletics!
21 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Public Schools are looking for bus drivers ! Get details at the link https://menaschools.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=45
21 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Volleyball played at Mansfield on Monday’ 7th grade Mena-0 Mansfield-2 Jr. JV Mena-0 Mansfield-2 Jr. High Mena-0 Mansfield-2 The Jr. Ladycats are back in action on Thursday @ Magnolia ! https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter_ids=20083
21 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Monday, October 4th 7th Grade, Jr. & Sr. Volleyball play at Mansfield beginning at 4:30pm ! GO LADYCATS !
22 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Students at Mena High School are taking part in a new program during enrichment classes. It's called "Character Strong" & it is designed to meet their social and emotional learning needs. In the photo Stephanie Hoyle's class is fully engaged in today's lesson.
22 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
FM101 is a low power radio station operated by the Mena Public Schools. Our goal is to communicate with district patrons about the information & news they need from the Mena Public Schools. If you live in Mena you are at the core of the FM101 listening area but you can also listen beyond the city limits & over a significant part of Polk County. Your reception will depend on surrounding terrain & the quality of your receiver. Be sure to tell your friends about the new & improved FM101. GO BEARCATS !!!
23 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena started in a ten point hole on Friday night at Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium but came back for a 28-23 win over Pottsville. With the win the Bearcats improved to 4-2 on the seasom & 2-0 in conference play. Mena will play at Dover next week. GO BEARCATS!!!
24 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Jessica Kropp will be ordering some school play shirts on Monday. Stephanie Hoyle, our amazingly talented art teacher, designed these. If you want a shirt, you are welcome to sign up for one here. I usually ask the students to wear them every Tuesday until the show. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScsGVn9o0-kMc9xi-OAfbrEbgzMnEN17OiCwm6sVuH1aY_ACg/viewform The first performance of " The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood" is scheduled for Sunday, November 7th at 2:30pm in the Mena High School Performing Arts Center.
24 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The 2021/2022 Fall Royal Court at Louise Durham was recognized at an assemby on Friday.​ 3rd Runner up from Mrs. Grasman's was Alexis Tolbert and from Mrs. Bentley's Class was Dallas Powell 2nd Runner up from Mrs. Bentley's Class was Brantley Phillips and from Mrs. Morgan's class Aiden McLain 1st runner up was Jessica McDaniel from Mrs. Cox class and Brentley Singleton from Mrs. Todd's class Queen is Makenzie Youmans from Mrs. Sirkis class and the King is William "Pepper" Gonzalez from Mrs. Sirkis class.
24 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
There is power in sharing about books we have read and loved with others! We are learning to do Booktalks at Louise Durham. 📚Booktalks not only create excitement, provide others with great reading suggestions but is also a very powerful way to spread the joy we have about reading! “I loved Bad Kitty’s Vacation! It was a hilarious book. You should read this new book because he will make you laugh throughout the story” ~Casten
24 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Holly Harshman Elementary is recognizing college and careers on the first Monday of every month. The University of Arkansas Rich Mountain provided t-shirts to the faculty and staff. Teachers are also having pennants made of their alma mater. Students are encouraged to also wear college or career shirts of their choice on the first Monday.
25 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Bridget Martin with the Polk County UA Extension Service presented a hygiene lesson to 5th graders today. Samples of hygiene items were supplied by Walmart Community Foundation Grant. 5th grade is learning how to take the best care of their body physically, academically, mentally, and emotionally.
25 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Students in Tiffany Luttmer's class at Mena Middle School are working on a new project. The challenge is to "Create a space capsule to help your Eggstronaut return safely to Earth." Students are given a limited amount of resources to design their egg drop and want to design the one that is dropped from the highest point and survives! Final drops will be performed on Tuesday! Stay tuned for the carnage !!!
25 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
A great Friday pep rally at Mena High School !!!
25 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Free flu shots will be offered on October 13th at the Mena Middle School. Students will receive a form Friday 10/1 to take home to parents. The flu shots are voluntary. The forms must be returned to school one week from today, Friday, October 8th .
25 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Bearcats play their final regular season home football game tonight. The Bearcats play Pottsville at Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium with kickoff at 7:00pm. Tonight is also Senior Night. That ceremony will begin at 6:30pm. Students & Fans are encouraged to participate in a PINK OUT at the game. Wear pink for breast cancer awareness. GO BEARCATS!!!
25 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena 7th grade & Jr. High football teams played at Pottsville on Thursday, 7th Grade Mena - 0 Pottsville - 20 Jr. High Mena -14 Pottsville - 30 The Jr. Bearcats have a record of 4-2/1-2. Mena will play Dover on Thursday 10/7 at Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium.
25 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Parents who are curious about the "Test to Stay" option for students who are close contacts to remain in school need to know that it is not automatically in effect. It is going to take a couple of weeks for the state to prepare schools for this. We will inform parents when it becomes an option. For more information go to this link: https://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2021/sep/29/governor-unveils-quarantine-options/
25 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
U-Huh we play that ! We play everything ! Mena Public School Radio !
26 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Public Schools would like to congratulate LUKE MONTGOMERY ! Luke scored a 32 on the most recent ACT ! GO LUKE !!!
26 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Check out this week's Bearcat Coaches Show on the Bearcat Foundation Website !!! https://bearcatfoundation.com/coach-bentley-coachs-show-week-1-2-2-2-2/
26 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Friday is Sr. Night at Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium & it will be a pink out as well. Students & fans are encouraged to wear pink for breast cancer awareness !
26 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
October 1 is the deadline for the Yearbook Senior Ad Early Bird Special. If you purchase your full-page senior ad by this Friday, October 1, you can save $100. Full Page Senior Ads are $250 through this Friday, October 1, then the price will increase to $350 for a full-page effective October 2. We don’t need your pictures or wording yet for the ad, just a payment to secure your page at the lowest price. See Mr. Philpot in room 205 for more information, or to purchase your ad page in the yearbook. Be sure to order your 2022 Mena High School Yearbook by this Friday, October 1, and you will get your yearbook for the lowest price of $50 during the early bird special. Starting this Saturday, October 2, the price of the yearbook increases to $55. You may order online at jostensyearbooks.com with a debit or credit card, or see Mr. Philpot in Room 205 to order with cash or check.
26 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Middle School will host our 8th Annual Christmas Shop this year. The shop is set up to give an opportunity to some of our kids (who may not get to shop otherwise) to pick out gifts for their parents/guardians. Teaching the gift of giving! We are seeking New or very gently used items students would enjoy giving to parents. We will be setting up shop the week after Thanksgiving. If you would like to contribute to our store items may be dropped off anytime between now thru Thanksgiving week at MMS.
26 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
October 1 is the deadline for the Yearbook Senior Ad Early Bird Special. If you purchase your full-page senior ad by this Friday, October 1, you can save $100. Full Page Senior Ads are $250 through this Friday, October 1, then the price will increase to $350 for a full-page effective October 2. We don’t need your pictures or wording yet for the ad, just a payment to secure your page at the lowest price. See Mr. Philpot in room 205 for more information, or to purchase your ad page in the yearbook. Be sure to order your 2022 Mena High School Yearbook by this Friday, October 1, and you will get your yearbook for the lowest price of $50 during the early bird special. Starting this Saturday, October 2, the price of the yearbook increases to $55. You may order online at jostensyearbooks.com with a debit or credit card, or see Mr. Philpot in Room 205 to order with cash or check.
27 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Wendy McDaniel was at Mena High School on Wednesday speaking to students about the opportunities available to them at UA Rich Mountain !
27 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Public Schools would like to congratulate CHRISTINA GRAGG ! Christina scored a 30 on the most recent ACT ! GO CHRISTINA !!!
27 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 Clubs & Activities: Wednesday - Thursday - FBLA meeting about District Conference Friday - Sports: Wednesday - Thursday - Jr. Football at Pottsville Friday - Sr. Football home vs. Pottsville. This is Senior Night for the Bearcats. All skateboards must be left in the office when you get to school. You may pick them up after 7th period. Students, please be aware that once you enter the gate for home football and volleyball games, you are not allowed to leave or go to the parking lot and come back into the facility. Once you leave the gate, you are making the decision to leave the ball game for the night, and you cannot pay to re-enter either. Students who are attending the FBLA conference on Monday, Oct 4th need to meet with Mrs. Torix in Room 202 during Enrichment on Thursday to discuss leave time and pick up your district t-shirt. Be on the lookout for an email and notification from your Google Classroom “Class of” for an invitation to hear a guest speaker, based on your saved careers in Xello. The first one will feature a nurse practitioner and will be on October 22 at 9:00 in the library. Please attend to gain knowledge and experience that will further your career exploration. This year we are happy to announce we are able to provide you with after school library hours and tutoring. The schedule for this is: Monday: Mrs. Hooker 3:30 to 7 pm Tuesday: Ms. Catlett 3:30 to 7 pm (this Tuesday it start 4) Wednesday: Ms. Ashcraft 3:30 to 6 pm (this Wednesday no Library Hours because of parent teacher conferences) Thursday: Mrs. Hoyle 3:30 to 7 pm Saturday: Mrs. Hoyle or Ms. Catlett 9:00 to 12:00 This is time that you can use to study, gather for a group meeting, use our new makerspace, or get help with assignments. If you sign up for it before the end of school, snacks will be provided. Saturday tutoring must be signed up for by Friday, the google form can be found in your “Class Of…” Google Classroom. Math tutoring will be each morning from 7:15-8:00, and each Monday- Wednesday after school until 4:15. Ms. Hendrix will be tutoring after school on Thursdays until 5:15. Students, there are art posters up in the hallway with a “SCAN ME” QR code. There will be a prize awarded to one of the students who respond to the questions on the form. Look for them and participate! Anyone who would like to join FCCLA please see Mrs. Wilson or Mrs. Hobson. Dues are $15 and can be paid anytime this month. If you are interested in joining the Mena Basscats Bass Fishing Team, visit the Basscats Facebook page at Bass Cat Nation Fishing Team or contact Coach Rose via email at pete.rose@menaschools.org. There will not be a face to face meeting to express interest. Be sure to order your 2022 Mena High School Yearbook by this Friday October 1, and you will get your yearbook for the lowest price of $50 during the early bird special. Starting Saturday, the price of the yearbook increases to $55. You may order online at jostensyearbooks.com with a debit or credit card, or see Mr. Philpot in Room 205 to order with cash or check. Students, as we work toward keeping everyone healthy and safe here at Mena High School, please do not come to school with Flu like or COVID-like symptoms. -Positive COVID cases will have to ISOLATE for 10 days before returning to school -IF you wear a mask correctly and have been identified as a Close Contact, you will not have to quarantine. -If not wearing a mask, and you have been identified as a Close Contact, you will have to be quarantined for 7-10 days if you have NOT been vaccinated. Students, you have the opportunity to be the teacher each Friday during Lunch A. Ms. Labertew will be set up in the cafeteria each Friday during lunch A, ready for you to teach her a new skill or a trick. Once you show her how it’s done, she will attempt to perform it as well. Whether it’s juggling, roping, a card trick, or even dance moves, Ms. Labertew is ready for you to teach her something new. Look for her in the cafeteria each Friday during lunch A for the “Teach Me How To…” events. October 1 is the deadline for the Yearbook Senior Ad Early Bird Special. If you purchase your full page ad by this Friday, October 1, you can save $100. We don’t need your pictures or wording yet for the ad, just a payment to secure your page at the lowest price. See Mr. Philpot in room 205 for more information. Flu season is just around the corner! The Polk County Health Department will be coming to MHS to give flu shots on ​Wednesday​ October 1​3​th. Enrichment teachers will be handing out the flu shot forms. The forms must be signed by your parents or guardian and returned to Nurse Bobbi by Friday, October 8th. eSports students, please come to room 208 today to complete your accounts. Any student wishing to join an eSports team must complete sign up before October 1st. If you have any questions, or need help to get your accounts connected, please see Mrs. Henry in room 208 anytime today. We need all exchange students and all new students new to Mena Schools this year to meet Mrs. Jennifer at the Bearcat head near the front office. If you are an exchange student or new to Mena Schools this school year, please go to the Bearcat head for some important information.
27 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Volleyball picked up a 3-0 win over Bauxite on Tuesday & they remain undefeated in conference play. The score was 25-23, 25-23 & 25-14. Mena Jr. High Volleyball also defeated Bauxite by a score of 2-0. The Ladycats will play at Mansfield on October 4th. GO LADYCATS!!
27 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MADI LYLE played in the Class 4A State Golf Tournament on Tuesday at Sage Meadows Golf Course in Jonesboro. She finished with a 101 on a tough course. Madi is a multisport athlete & always does a great job representing the Ladycats & Mena..
27 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Polk County Health Department will be coming to MHS to give flu shots the morning of Wednesday October 13th. Paper forms will be handed out to students during Enrichment this week. Online forms are also available at https://dochub.com/bobbi-baker/xP5LzojKaZeD020V7ZDlO3/doc20210927150657-pdf?dt=D-DTvueQjUFxv-sE-p7g Completed forms can be sent to Nurse Bobbi's email bobbi.baker@menaschools.org or hardcopies can be brought back to MHS. Flu shot forms must be signed by a parent or guardian and returned to Nurse Bobbi by Friday, October 8th.
27 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Holli Plunkett represented the High-Reliability Teacher program and Louise Durham Elementary in a presentation to the Henderson State University Advisory Council meeting this morning. We are so proud of the way she represented Team Mena. Way to go Mrs. Plunkett!
27 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson has declared the last Wednesday in September as “A Day of Prayer for Arkansas Students”. Governor Hutchinson encourages all citizens of all faiths and backgrounds to voluntarily join in prayer for the success and safety of our students. https://adecm.ade.arkansas.gov/Attachments/2021_A_Day_of_Prayer_for_Arkansas_Students_(September)_93rd_General_Assembly_190228.pdf?fbclid=IwAR2lKrp6fWqcXB5Yo8dKRpjkj1QynqFNIsTHJaF_-5iggOonb7uZZWB6R7E
28 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The popcorn fundraiser is underway at Holly Harshman Elementary!
28 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28th !!! Madi Lyle will be competing in the 4A State Golf Championship at Sage Meadows Country Club in Jnesboro. Mena Cross Country will compete at the Scrapper Invitational in Nashville. Races begin at 3:45pm. Jr. & Sr. Volleyball is on the road at Bauxite. Games begin at 4:00pm.
28 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Volleyball played at Waldron Monday night. The 7th grade split their match. The Jr. JV & Jr. High both won 2-0. The Sr. High defeated Waldron 3-0. The final score was 25-10, 25-11 & 25-11. Mena will play at Bauxite on Tuesday. Games begin at 4:00pm.
28 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Coaches select #14, Caleb Peters, as the Farm Bureau Insurance Player of the Game vs. Waldron. Caleb led the Bearcats to a bigtime Homecoming victory over the Bulldogs. by a final score of 47-14. Caleb had 4 receptions for 99 yards and 2 TD’s, a 24 yard rushing TD, and a 75 yard kickoff return for TD #4. To go along with his receiver stats, he also had 5 tackles at his defensive back position. Caleb is a Senior this year and is the son of Brandon and Mary Peters. He hopes to attend SAU in Magnolia after high school graduation next year. This week, Caleb and the Bearcats host the 1-3 Pottsville Apaches for Senior night, Mena’s last home game. Shown presenting Caleb with week #5’s game ball are Farm Bureau Insurance CSR, Alecia House and Bearcat Assistant coach, Kyle Smithers. Farm Bureau Insurance is a proud supporter of Mena Bearcat Athletics!!!
28 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School had their School Day Pictures day today with Lifetouch, where students in grades 9-11, plus faculty, had their school pictures done for the 2021-22 school year. For anyone who missed picture day today, the make-up pictures and retakes day will be November 10.
28 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Coming soon to FM101 weekends !!! https://www.facebook.com/Arkansongs
29 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MENA MIDDLE SCHOOL YEARBOOK ! If you order online and have it personalized on or before 10/29 you also get 4 free icons. From 10/30 – 12/31 the books still cost $32 but the free icon offer ends on 10/29. From 1/1 – 1/28 the books sell for $35 (tax included) January 28th is the last day you can order a book with personalization. https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1002548/Mena-Middle-School/
29 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS ANNOUNCEMENTS Monday, September 27 th I. 7 th & 8 th grade ETS students will be meeting in the Cafeteria and 6 th grade Quiz Bowl will be meeting in the Conference Room right after these announcements. II. If you are showing livestock at the Arkansas Youth Expo next week please come by Mr. McCormick’s room after announcements. III. Picture day is tomorrow. Everyone will have their photo taken, even if you are not purchasing any. We will start with 8 th graders during 1 st period tomorrow, followed by 7 th , then 6 th . IV. Tutoring is now available Mondays through Thursdays, 7:00 – 7:45 before school and 3:30– 4:30 after school. If you stay for after-school tutoring, make sure your parents know to pick you up promptly at 4:30, in front of the school. V. Our first grade quarter ends two weeks from tomorrow, followed by your first report card. . Make sure you are keeping up with your work and doing your best. Remember that when you are absent, it is up to you to get your make up work completed. VI. Lunchtime Weather: VII. Lunch Menu: Main Line – Chicken Drumsticks Pizza Line – Pizza, PBJ, Deli Sandwich, Chef Salad Concession – Cheeseburger, Chicken Sandwich, Corn Dog
29 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Sr. Ladycats defeated Bryant and Heber Springs. Then split with Van Buren to win their pool at the Lakeside Tournament on Saturday. Mena beat Russellville and Nettleton to reach the gold bracket finals. The Ladycats lost to Marion 2-0 in the championship game.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Jr. Ladycats won the Malvern Volleyball Tournament on Saturday. Mena was 3-0 in pool play & then defeated Bauxite, Magnolia & Sylvan Hills to win the Championship. Go Ladycats!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Bearcats scored on the first play of the game & never looked back enroute to a 47-14 homecoming win on Friday night. Mena improves to 3-2 / 1-0. Mena will host Pottsville on Friday 10/1 & it will be senior night at Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Thursday & Friday BFI Costume Winners Winners for Thursday are Wyatt Head & Joey Decker. Winners for Friday are Emmi Hensley & Angel Rodriguez.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Thankful for the Bearcats coming to greet our students at Louise Durham on Homecoming morning!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
LDE students cheered on the Bearcats this morning at the homecoming pep rally! Go Cats!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Students from MHS. MMS, HHE & LDE attended the Homecoming Pep Rally on Friday at Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium. The court was beautiful, the crowd was rowdy & everyone is sufficiently pumped for a big win over Waldron !!! GO BEARCATS!!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Thursday, September 23, 2021 Sports: Friday - Sr. Football home vs. Waldron. Theme for the student section will be White Out/Bling Out Students, please be aware that once you enter the gate for home football and volleyball games, you are not allowed to leave or go to the parking lot and come back into the facility. Once you leave the gate, you are making the decision to leave the ball game for the night, and you cannot pay to re-enter either. The Homecoming Dance will be from 8:00 to 11:00 Saturday night, and only those who have already purchased their tickets will be able to We have our teams set for the Dodgefest Tournament. The dodgeball tournament will begin 30 minutes after the final buzzer of the Friday night’s football game. Anyone who would like to join FCCLA please see Mrs. Wilson or Mrs. Hobson. Dues are $15 and can be paid anytime this month. Be sure to order your 2022 Mena High School Yearbook by October 1, and you will get your yearbook for the lowest price of $50 during the early bird special. You may order online at jostensyearbooks.com with a debit or credit card, or see Mr. Philpot in Room 205 to order with cash or check. Students, as we work toward keeping everyone healthy and safe here at Mena High School, please do not come to school with Flu like or COVID-like symptoms. -Positive COVID cases will have to ISOLATE for 10 days before returning to school -IF you wear a mask correctly and have been identified as a Close Contact, you will not have to quarantine. -If not wearing a mask, and you have been identified as a Close Contact, you will have to be quarantined for 7-10 days if you have NOT been vaccinated. On Monday, September 27, will be school picture day with Lifetouch for all 9th, 10th, and 11th graders, as well as faculty. We will be doing pictures Monday morning in the safe room. Picture day order forms are being distributed in Enrichment classes, but even if you don’t plan to buy any pictures, we still need your photo taken for the yearbook. October 1 is the deadline for the Yearbook Senior Ad Early Bird Special. If you purchase your a full page ad by October 1, you can save $100. See Mr. Philpot in room 205 for more information. LUNCH MENU September 20 - September 24 Monday - salisbury steak, burger, steak sand., chef salad Tuesday - chicken and dumplings, tenders, pasta bar Wednesday - baked potato, burger, hot dog, pasta bar Thursday - fish sticks, burger, tenders, popcorn chicken salad Friday - Taco Quesadilla, Mini Corn Dogs, Chicken Sand. No Pasta Line today.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS ANNOUNCEMENTS Friday, September 24 th I. Reminders:  Picture day is next Tuesday – forms are available in the office or you can order online.  Meat orders are due to Mr. McCormick today.  Tutoring begins on Monday. See the flyers in the hallways for specific times. II. Students, please remember to bring your water bottles to school. We purchased one bottle per student and a few extras for new students that may arrive throughout the year. III. Congratulations to the following FFA members who were selected to be the 2021-2022 Middle School FFA Officer Team! Lynnlee Cook- President Elliot Dugan-Vice-President Allison Howard-Secretary Ava Fields-Reporter Kinley Garrett-Treasurer Sean Maechler-Sentinel Dax McMellon-Jr. Advisor IV. 7 th & 8 th grade ETS students will be meeting on Monday during ACHIEVE. V. We only have a little over two weeks left in the first grading quarter and your first report card. Make sure you are keeping up with your work and doing your best. Remember that when you are absent, it is up to you to get your make up work completed. VI. Today’s Homecoming Pep Rally begins at 9:00. Here are the procedures:  At 8:40, I will release the 8 th graders, followed by the 7 th , then 6 th graders.  Leave your backpacks and other belongings in your 1 st period class. They will not be allowed into the stadium, though you may take your water bottle.  You will exit the building through the doors that go to the bus loading area.  Enter the stadium through the back gate near the bus loop and be seated in the visitor’s bleachers. HHE will also be sitting in those bleachers, so we will sit on the south end of the bleachers, the end closest to our school.  After the pep rally, you will return to your 1 st period class, get your belongings, and go to 2 nd period. VII. Tonight’s Homecoming ceremony and crowning of the queen begins at 6:30. Kickoff for the football game is 7:00. There will be a large crowd tonight, remember that school rules apply. Because of a couple of recent incidents at ballgames, horseplay will not be tolerated. Remain seated in the bleachers unless going to and from the concession stand and restroom. VIII. Lunchtime Weather: IX. Lunch Menu: Main Line – Quesadillas Pizza Line – Pizza, PBJ, Deli Sandwich, Pizza Salad Concession – Backyard Burger, Corn Dog, Chicken Sandwich
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena 7th & Jr. High football teams played at Waldron on Thursday. The Jr. High Bearcats defeated Waldron by a score of 35-0. With the win they improve to 4-1 on the season. The 7th Grade also beat Waldron by a score of 22-8. both teams will play at Pottsville on 9/30.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats claimed first place in conference play on Thursday with a 3-0 win over Ft. Lake. The score was 25-21, 25-18 & 25-21. Ft. Lake falls to 4-1 in conference play. Mena improves to 5-0 & remains undefeated on the season. The Ladycats will play on Saturday in the Lakeside Tournament.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Jr. Volleyball lost the first set to Ft. Lake but came back to win the second set 25-12 & the third set 16-14. A big win for the Jr. Ladycats, They will return to the court on Saturday at the Malvern Tournament. GO LADYCATS!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mrs. Floyd's Fabulous Firsties celebrated Johnny Appleseed by dressing up and making applesauce!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Jessica Kropp & the cast of Robin Hood were hard at work on Thursday in the MHS Performing Arts Center.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to the winners of the door decoration contest at Mena High School. First place wins 25 points for the spirit barrel, 2nd place wins 20, 3rd place wins 15, and the two honorable mentions win 10.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MHS students participating in the homecoming ceremony on Friday were put thru their paces today. The festivities begin at 6:30pm on Friday at Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium. The big game against Waldron kicks off at 7:00pm. GO BEARCATS!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Thursday, September 23rd Mena Golf will play in the boys 7-4A District Match at Degray today. Jr. & Sr. Volleyball will host Ft. Lake at the Union Bank Center beginning at 4:00pm. 7th Grade & Jr. Football will play at Waldron with kickoff at 5:30pm & 7:00pm.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
POWDER PUFF FOOTBALL 2021 The Juniors defeated the Seniors by a score of 14-7 in an overtime thriller at Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium on Wednesday. A good crowd was on hand and the entertainment was well worth the price of admission. CONGRATULATIONS JUNIORS !!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Golf competed in the 7-4A Tournament at Degray on Wednesday. Madi Lyle led the Ladycats with a 105. Emmi Hines had a 119 & Emma Threlkeld a 140. Lyle qualified for the 4A State Tournament to be played September 27th-29th. GO LADYCATS !
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Wednesday’s BFI Spirit Costume winners from MMS & MHS are Paeyton Hostetler & Case Wiles.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS Tutoring !
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Powder Puff Football is tonight at Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium after the homecoming parade. Freshman, sophomore, junior & senior teams will compete. Kickoff should be around 6:30pm. Admission is $2.00 . Ladycat Golf will be competing in the district match at Degray near Arkadelphia today. Bearcat Golf will compete in the district match at Degray on Thursday.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
“See you at the pole” Mena Middle School students gathered in prayer around the flag pole on Wednesday morning at 7:30am.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Band has received a donation of clarinet and saxophone reeds valued at $1200.00. This donation will to help the beginning band be more successful. GO BEARCATS!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Middle School Project Prevent Team met with Ashley Curbow from PPYC and Jadyn Ketter from RAAD. The team is making plans for this year’s Red Ribbon week and continuing to educate their peers to make healthy choices.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Cheer getting groovy for spirit week on Tuesday at MHS!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats defeated Paris in three sets on Monday at the Union Bank Center. The score was 25-23, 25-17 & 25-16. The Sr. JV lost to Paris 1-2. The score was 24-26, 30-28 & 6-15. Mena will host Ft. Lake on Thursday. Games begin at 4:30pm. GO LADYCATS !!! https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter_ids=19738
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Jr. Volleyball lost two sets to Paris on Monday night at the Union Bank Center. The score was 25-18 & 25-22. The Jr. Ladycats will host Ft. Lake on Thursday. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter_ids=20083
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Happy Holidays Spirit Day! 🌲 ❤️🎃🇺🇸 As the day went on, I forgot to take pictures! I will do better tomorrow. Everyone, dress up for Groovy Tuesday!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena 7th Grade Volleyball played Paris in a number of ten minute scrimmages on Monday at the Union Bank Center. The 7th grade is scheduled to play next on 9/27 at Waldron. GO LADYCATS!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to Timberly Myers and Braxton Bradley on being our first winners for the MHS Hallway Engagement Project!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The senior girls’ powderpuff football team Is hard at work in the Makerspace creating uniforms for the game Wednesday night!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Coaches select #72, Jake Brotherton, as the Farm Bureau Insurance Player of the Game vs. Booneville. Jake is a Senior this year and plays both ways as Offensive Left Tackle and at Defensive Tackle. Jake had 5 tackles for the night and did a really good Job on pass protection, however Mena lost 34-6. Jake is the son of Christy Harrison and Greg Brotherton and is a 3 year starter for the Bearcats. He enjoys working out and hopes to play college football next year at either Kansas University or AR State. He hopes to either become a football coach or get a degree in Bio-Medical Engineering after college. This Friday, Jake and the Bearcats will host the Waldron Bulldogs, for Homecoming, beginning at 7:00. Shown presenting Jake with Week #4’s game ball, is Ryan Luttmer, Bearcat assistant coach, and Farm Bureau agent, Nikki Cureton.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Jr. & Sr. volleyball games scheduled for September 30th against Malvern have been moved to October 11th. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter_ids=19738,20083
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Basscats kicked off the 2021-22 season this past weekend at the Arkansas Youth Fishing Federations 4 States Classic Tournament on Lake Millwood. The Basscats had two teams competing in the event. Austin Rose and Jarrett Burger (the reigning Arkansas High School Anglers of the year) kicked off their senior year by taking 2nd place in the high school division and winning Big Bass of the tournament. Braxton Philpot and Waylon Head placed 2nd place and Big bass in the junior division. The Basscats are looking forward to another awesome year of bass fishing! Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/298629374002848
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
See You At The Pole is this Wednesday at Mena High School... We will be meeting out front by the flagpole at 7:30am. There will be juice and donuts! Come out and join in prayer for our school!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS ANNOUNCEMENTS Monday, September 20 th I. 6 th grade Quiz Bowl will have practice in the Conference Room right after these announcements. 7 th & 8 th grade will have practice tomorrow. II. Several of you are still coming to school with a Chromebook that has not been charged. Please charge them overnight at home. I II. From Mrs. Rose: The Project Prevent Team will meet in Mrs. Rose's office tomorrow during Achieve. IV. Homecoming Week Events:  Tomorrow’s dress-up theme is “Groovy Tuesday,” dress up in 70’s disco style  Homecoming Parade is Wednesday at 5:30 on Mena Street, followed by the Powder- Puff football game at Bearcat Stadium – cost is $2.00 for the game.  Friday: We will attend the Homecoming Pep Rally at Bearcat Stadium, during Achieve.  Friday Evening: Homecoming ceremony at 6:30, followed by the Homecoming football game between the Bearcats and the Waldron Bulldogs. V. Picture day is one week from tomorrow. Even if you do not plan to purchase pictures, everyone will have their picture taken so that we will have a photo for the yearbook and for updated school ID cards. Order forms were given out last week but we have a few extra in the front office. VI. Students, when you get the snack in the afternoon, you only need to get one. We purchase one snack per student. If there are extras, they will be made available to your teachers. VII. Lunchtime Weather: VIII. Lunch Menu: Main Line – Salisbury Steak Pizza Line – Pizza, PBJ, Deli Sandwich, Chef Salad Concession – Double Cheeseburger, Steak Sandwich, Chicken Sandwich
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Monday, September 20, 2021 Clubs & Activities: Monday - We are voting for Homecoming Queen in Enrichment, so please go to your Class of Google Classroom to place your votes. All four grades will be voting for the 2021 Queen from the list of the Senior Maids. Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Quiz Bowl Practice in Room 211 Friday - Sports: Monday - Jr. & Sr. High Volleyball home vs. Paris Tuesday - Wednesday - Powder Puff Football 6:30pm Thursday - Jr. Football at Waldron Jr. & Sr. Volleyball home vs. Ft. Lake Golf @ Arkadelphia Friday - Sr. Football home vs. Waldron. The Penny Wars bottles are set up outside the front office near the main entrance, and you can put your change in the bottles daily through Thursday. Remember, pennies count for positive points for your grade, and silver change counts as negative points for each grade. All money raised goes toward the Bearcats For a Cure Relay for Life team, and you are also earning points for your grade level for the spirit level. The ice cream social event at Suzy Q’s will be tomorrow evening from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Students, please be aware that once you enter the gate for home football and volleyball games, you are not allowed to leave or go to the parking lot and come back into the facility. Once you leave the gate, you are making the decision to leave the ball game for the night, and you cannot pay to re-enter either. Students, you can purchase your homecoming dance tickets, powerpuff entry, and your DodgeFest team fees with Mrs. Ashcraft. Dance tickets are $10 each. The dance will be Saturday evening, September 25, from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. Student ID’s will be printed today & we will start distributing them ASAP. The teams are getting set for the powderpuff football game this Wednesday night, but we are still looking for male students to sign up to be the cheerleaders for the game. See Mrs. Ashcraft to sign up to be a cheerleader for the powderpuff football game. This year we are happy to announce we are able to provide you with after school library hours and tutoring. The schedule for this is: Monday: Mrs. Hooker 3:30 to 7 pm Tuesday: Ms. Catlett 3:30 to 7 pm (this Tuesday it start 4) Wednesday: Ms. Ashcraft 3:30 to 6 pm (this Wednesday no Library Hours because of parent teacher conferences) Thursday: Mrs. Hoyle 3:30 to 7 pm Saturday: Mrs. Hoyle or Ms. Catlett 9:00 to 12:00 This is time that you can use to study, gather for a group meeting, use our new makerspace, or get help with assignments. If you sign up for it before the end of school, snacks will be provided. Saturday tutoring must be signed up for by Friday, the google form can be found in your “Class Of…” Google Classroom. Math tutoring will be each morning from 7:15-8:00, and each Monday- Wednesday after school until 4:15. Ms. Hendrix will be tutoring after school on Thursdays until 5:15. Students, there are art posters up in the hallway with a “SCAN ME” QR code. There will be a prize awarded to one of the students who respond to the questions on the form. Look for them and participate! Congratulations to Timberly Myers and Braxton Bradley on being our first winners for MHS’s Hallway Engagement Project! Please stop by the art room to pick up your prize! Anyone who would like to join FCCLA please see Mrs. Wilson or Mrs. Hobson. Dues are $15 and can be paid anytime this month. If you are interested in joining the Mena Basscats Bass Fishing Team, visit the Basscats Facebook page at Bass Cat Nation Fishing Team or contact Coach Rose via email at pete.rose@menaschools.org. There will not be a face to face meeting to express interest. Check out all of this week’s Homecoming Events by scanning the QR code flyers hung around campus in the hallways, or go to bit.ly/menahoco See You At The Pole is this Wednesday...we will be meeting out front by the flagpole at 7:30. There will be juice and donuts! Come out and join in prayer for our school! Be sure to order your 2022 Mena High School Yearbook by October 1, and you will get your yearbook for the lowest price of $50 during the early bird special. You may order online at jostensyearbooks.com with a debit or credit card, or see Mr. Philpot in Room 205 to order with cash or check. Students, as we work toward keeping everyone healthy and safe here at Mena High School, please do not come to school with Flu like or COVID-like symptoms. -Positive COVID cases will have to ISOLATE for 10 days before returning to school -IF you wear a mask correctly and have been identified as a Close Contact, you will not have to quarantine. -If not wearing a mask, and you have been identified as a Close Contact, you will have to be quarantined for 7-10 days if you have NOT been vaccinated. Students, you have the opportunity to be the teacher each Friday during Lunch A. Ms. Labertew will be set up in the cafeteria each Friday during lunch A, ready for you to teach her a new skill or a trick. Once you show her how it’s done, she will attempt to perform it as well. Whether it’s juggling, roping, a card trick, or even dance moves, Ms. Labertew is ready for you to teach her something new. Look for her in the cafeteria each Friday during lunch A for the “Teach Me How To…” events. Congratulations to our elected NEHS Officers: Will Davis--Public Relations Luke Montgomery--Treasurer Taylor Thacker--Secretary Cassidy Ashcraft--Vice-President Annika Thompson--President Enrichment classes, now is the time to be decorating your classroom doors for Homecoming week. Please have your doors decorated by Wednesday, and judging will take place on Thursday. Next Monday, September 27, will be school picture day with Lifetouch for all 9th, 10th, and 11th graders, as well as faculty. We will be doing pictures Monday morning in the safe room. Picture day order forms are being distributed in Enrichment classes, but even if you don’t plan to buy any pictures, we still need your photo taken for the yearbook. Students, if you signed up for the eSports program, you should have received an email with the game and team selection form. Please fill that out ASAP. If you did not receive the email, please email Lorrie Henry and let her know. This week is Spirit Week, and the dress up days will be as follows: Monday: Happy Holidays Tuesday: Groovy Tuesday Wednesday: Down on the Farm Thursday: Fashion Week Friday: White Out/Bling Out Everyone that dresses up each day will help earn points for your grade towards the Spirit Barrel competition. LUNCH MENU September 20 - September 24 Monday - salisbury steak, burger, steak sand., chef salad Tuesday - chicken and dumplings, tenders, pasta bar Wednesday - baked potato, burger, hot dog, pasta bar Thursday - fish sticks, burger, tenders, popcorn chicken salad Friday - Quesadilla w/Cheese, Mini Corn Dogs, Chicken Sand.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Monday, September 20th Mena Jr. & Sr. Volleyball will host Paris at the Union Bank Center today. Games begin at 4:00pm. GO LADYCATS!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School students will have the opportunity to vote for who they wish to be the 2021 Homecoming Queen on Monday. The court will be presented & the queen will be crowned in a ceremony before the Mena/Waldron football game on Friday.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena won the silver bracket in Saturday's Jr. Ladycat Volleyball Classic.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
A rooster at MHS ? Could it have something to to with "Down On The Farm Day" on Wednesday? Stay Tuned !!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Football fell behind early & had no answers for Booneville Friday night at Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium. The home team lost by a score of 35-6 & fall to 2-2 on the season. Next week will be the annual homecoming game for the Bearcats & they will face Waldron.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to the Mena Middle School FBLA Officers for 2021/2022 ! President - Dax McMellon VIce President - Kate Wilson Secretary - Eli Swall Treasurer - Max Rocha Reporter - Finleigh Robertson Historian - Christian Staggs
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MHS Theatre started working on Robin Hood costumes last practice. Here’s a sneak peek…
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Today is Constitution Day & students in Karen Wimberly's class at Holly Harshman Elementary celebrated with a neat project. Next week is Constitution Week.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Scott Davis was at HHE this morning representing Rich Mountain Electric. He shared an electricity magic show in the gym for 3rd-5th grades & it was well received. Thank you REA & Mr. Davis !!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
WE ❤️Bearcat Fridays at HHE!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Bearcats will play Booneville tonight at Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium. Kickoff is at 7:00pm. GO BEARCATS!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
2021 JR LADYCAT CLASSIC POOL PLAY POOL A (MHS) POOL B (MMS) Mena Paris Mansfield Hackett Greenwood 8th Arkansas High Ashdown Arkadelphia 9:00 1 v 2 10:00 3 v 4 11:00 1 v 3 12:00 2 v 4 1:00 1 v 4 2:00 2 v 3 First match will start at 9:00. The second match will start at 10:00. After the second match, we WILL PLAY EARLY if your court is available.Tournament play will be best 2 out of 3, 3rd game to 15. No cap Top 2 teams in pool play will make the gold bracket (at MHS), bottom two teams in each pool will make the silver bracket (at MMS) Seeding for tournament: 1. Win/Loss Record 2. In case of tie, head to head record 3. If #2 is a tie, point differential between 2 teams tied In case of 3 way tie where all head to heads are tied, point differential between the 3 teams tied
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Thursday, September 16th Mena volleyball & golf were in action. Mena Sr. Volleyball travelled to Arkadelphia on Thursday & won 3-0. The score was 25-10, 25-19 & 25-23. The Jr. High teams also had a good night winning all their matches 2-0. Mena will host Paris on Monday at the Union Bank Center. Games begin at 4:00pm. Mena Golf played at the Degray Staye Park course against Arkadelphia, Hope, DeQueen, Fountain Lake & Ouachita. The Bearcats were led by Evan Leonard with 47 followed by Cooper Plunkett's 59 & Alex Rocha with a 63. The boys district match will be on September 22nd at Degray.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Jr. High Football hosted Lamar at Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium on Thursday. The Bearcats scored a touchdown with under two minutes to play but the extra point was blocked & Mena would lose by one 13-14. Mena will carry a 3-1 record into Waldron next Thursday.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The 7th Grade Bearcats picked up a big win 14-6 over Lamar on Thursday at Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium. With the win Mena improves to 3-0 on the season & will play on Thursday at Waldron. GO BEARCATS !!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Let’s cheer for the Bearcats!!!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Next week is Homecoming at MHS & the parade is on Wednesday beginning at 6:00pm. Thje route begins at the Polk County Courthouse, continue down Mena Street to Dallas Avenue & then to Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium. The parade will end in the stadium parking lot & the Powder Puff Football game will follow. on Randall Whorton Field. See the complete homecoming schedule at the link https://sites.google.com/menaschools.org/event/homecoming-2021
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Thursday, September 16, 2021 Sports: Thursday - Jr. Football home vs Lamar Jr. & Sr. Volleyball @ Arkadelphia Golf @ Arkadelphia Friday - Sr. Football home vs. Booneville Saturday - Mena Jr. Ladycat Volleyball Classic Students, please be aware that once you enter the gate for home football and volleyball games, you are not allowed to leave or go to the parking lot and come back into the facility. Once you leave the gate, you are making the decision to leave the ball game for the night, and you cannot pay to re-enter either. The chess club will have its first meeting tomorrow, September 17 during enrichment. We will meet in Mrs. Labertew’s room, room 206. Students, you can purchase your homecoming dance tickets, powerpuff entry, and your DodgeFest team fees with Mrs. Ashcraft. Dance tickets are $10 each. The dance will be Saturday evening, September 25, from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. Student ID’s will be printed today & we will start distributing them ASAP. The teams are getting set for the powderpuff football game next Wednesday night, but we are still looking for male students to sign up to be the cheerleaders for the game. See Mrs. Ashcraft to sign up to be a cheerleader for the powderpuff football game. This year we are happy to announce we are able to provide you with after school library hours and tutoring. The schedule for this is: Monday: Mrs. Hooker 3:30 to 7 pm Tuesday: Ms. Catlett 3:30 to 7 pm (this Tuesday it start 4) Wednesday: Ms. Ashcraft 3:30 to 6 pm (this Wednesday no Library Hours because of parent teacher conferences) Thursday: Mrs. Hoyle 3:30 to 7 pm Saturday: Mrs. Hoyle or Ms. Catlett 9:00 to 12:00 This is time that you can use to study, gather for a group meeting, use our new makerspace, or get help with assignments. If you sign up for it before the end of school, snacks will be provided. Saturday tutoring must be signed up for by Friday, the google form can be found in your “Class Of…” Google Classroom. Math tutoring will be each morning from 7:15-8:00, and each Monday- Wednesday after school until 4:15. Ms. Hendrix will be tutoring after school on Thursdays until 5:15. Students, there are art posters up in the hallway with a “SCAN ME” QR code. There will be a prize awarded to one of the students who respond to the questions on the form. Look for them and participate! Anyone who would like to join FCCLA please see Mrs. Wilson or Mrs. Hobson. Dues are $15 and can be paid anytime this month. For anyone interested in joining the Sci-Fi Club, please contact Ms. Hooker either in person or by email to be added to the Google Classroom. Our first meeting isn’t until October 8th so this is the best way to get club information before the first meeting. If you are interested in joining the Mena Basscats Bass Fishing Team, visit the Basscats Facebook page at Bass Cat Nation Fishing Team or contact Coach Rose via email at pete.rose@menaschools.org. There will not be a face to face meeting to express interest. Check out all of next week’s Homecoming Events by scanning the QR code flyers hung around campus in the hallways, or go to bit.ly/menahoco Be sure to order your 2022 Mena High School Yearbook by October 1, and you will get your yearbook for the lowest price of $50 during the early bird special. You may order online at jostensyearbooks.com with a debit or credit card, or see Mr. Philpot in Room 205 to order with cash or check. Students, as we work toward keeping everyone healthy and safe here at Mena High School, please do not come to school with Flu like or COVID-like symptoms. -Positive COVID cases will have to ISOLATE for 10 days before returning to school -IF you wear a mask correctly and have been identified as a Close Contact, you will not have to quarantine. -If not wearing a mask, and you have been identified as a Close Contact, you will have to be quarantined for 7-10 days if you have NOT been vaccinated. Students, you have the opportunity to be the teacher each Friday during Lunch A. Ms. Labertew will be set up in the cafeteria each Friday during lunch A, ready for you to teach her a new skill or a trick. Once you show her how it’s done, she will attempt to perform it as well. Whether it’s juggling, roping, a card trick, or even dance moves, Ms. Labertew is ready for you to teach her something new. Look for her in the cafeteria each Friday during lunch A for the “Teach Me How To…” events. NEHS members, you need to complete the Google Form that Mrs. Neufeld sent you yesterday. It includes important information and NEHS officer voting. LUNCH MENU September 13 - September 17 Monday - chicken fried steak, Beef steak melt, chef salad Tuesday - Spaghetti, Cburger, Tenders, cobb salad Wednesday - Chicken n waffle bowl, hamburger, turkey salad Thursday - Gen Tso Beef, Mini corn dogs, chicken tenders Friday - tacos w cheese, burger, taco bar
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS ANNOUNCEMENTS Thursday, September 16 th I. FFA officer applications are due to Mr. McCormick tomorrow. II. In the next few days, your mid-term grades and ACT Aspire scores from last year will be mailed to your home address. III. If you were absent yesterday, you can pick up a school picture order form from your ACHIEVE teacher. School pictures are Tuesday, September 28 th . IV. There are home football games at Bearcat Stadium tonight and tomorrow night. Remember to remain in the bleachers unless going to the concession stand or restrooms. V. Next week is Homecoming week for the Bearcats. There will be themed dress up days each day of the week. Look for the posters on the Library windows to see what the dress up themes are for each day. The Homecoming parade is scheduled for next Wednesday on Mena Street. We also plan to attend the Homecoming Pep Rally at Bearcat Stadium next Friday during ACHIEVE. VI. Lunchtime Weather: VII. Lunch Menu: Main Line – General Tso’s Dippers Pizza Line – Pizza, PBJ, Deli Sandwich, Popcorn Chicken Salad Concession – Mini Corn Dogs, Chicken Tenders, Spicy Chicken Sandwich
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Golf will be playing at the Degray State Park Course near Arkadelphia beginning at 3:30pm. Jr. & Sr Volleyball also plays at Arkadelphia beginning at 4:30pm 7th Grade & Jr. Football will play Lamar at Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium with kickoff at 5:30pm & 7:00pm..
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
***** Updated Info ***** Next week is Homecoming at MHS see the schedule of events at the link https://sites.google.com/menaschools.org/event/homecoming-2021
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mrs Golden’s class at HHE had camouflage day yesterday... Can you see their salamanders?
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to JESSICA NICHOLSON & LAUREN GAGE who won prizes by registering at the Mena Public School booth at this year's Polk County Fair. Jessica won the cutting board from the Mena FFA and Lauren won the Washburn's Gift Certificate.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
It was Reading Pet Adoption Day in Mrs. Plunkett's Second Fiesta.Thank you to Mammy (Noveta Leming) for supplying our reading pets! We will take these home and have someone to read to every night!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School will conduct parent-teacher conferences today by phone from 3: 30-6: 30pm. A phone call from each student's enrichment teacher should be expected. Mena Middle School will hold virtual conferences as well today. Parents should expect a call from the student's achieve teacher during conference hours, 3;30pm - 6:30pm.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Volleyball remained undefeated by beating Magnolia on Tuesday 3-0 at the Union Bank Center. The final score was 25-10, 25-13 & 25-10. The Ladycats will be on the road Thursday at Arkadelphia. GO LADYCATS!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Sr. JV Volleyball defeated Magnolia on Tuesday 2-0 at the Union Bank Center. The final score was 29-27 & 25-16. The Ladycats will be on the road Thursday at Arkadelphia. GO LADYCATS!!! https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter_ids=19738
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Jr. Volleyball defeated Magnolia 2-0 on Tuesday at the Union Bank Center. The score was 25-13 & 25-13. The Ladycats are back in action on Thursday at Arkadelphia ! GO LADYCATS!!! https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter_ids=20083
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
This is an exciting opportunity for Juniors, Sophomores, and Freshmen, from UA Rich Mountain! Please review the following flyer & if you would like an application, swing by the MHS Counseling Center for a packet!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
SEPTEMBER 14th The Mena Jr. & Sr. Ladycats will play Magnolia at the Union Bank Center today with games beginning at 4:30pm. GO LADYCATS!!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 Sports: Tuesday Jr. & Sr. Volleyball home vs. Magnolia Wednesday - Thursday - Jr. Football home vs Lamar Jr. & Sr. Volleyball @ Arkadelphia Golf @ Arkadelphia Friday - Sr. Football home vs. Booneville Saturday - Mena Jr. Ladycat Volleyball Classic If you plan to go to the FBLA District conference, the permission form MUST be turned in by tomorrow, September 15th. Look for an email letting you know if you still need to turn it in. Students, please be aware that once you enter the gate for home football and volleyball games, you are not allowed to leave or go to the parking lot and come back into the facility. Once you leave the gate, you are making the decision to leave the ball game for the night, and you cannot pay to re-enter either. The chess club will have its first meeting this Friday, September 17 during enrichment. We will meet in Mrs. Labertew’s room, room 206. Students, you can purchase your homecoming dance tickets, powerpuff entry, and your DodgeFest team fees with Mrs. Ashcraft. Dance tickets are $10 each. The dance will be Saturday evening, September 25, from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. Student ID’s will be printed today & we will start distributing them ASAP. This year we are happy to announce we are able to provide you with after school library hours and tutoring. The schedule for this is: Monday: Mrs. Hooker 3:30 to 7 pm Tuesday: Ms. Catlett 3:30 to 7 pm (this Tuesday it start 4) Wednesday: Ms. Ashcraft 3:30 to 6 pm (this Wednesday no Library Hours because of parent teacher conferences) Thursday: Mrs. Hoyle 3:30 to 7 pm Saturday: Mrs. Hoyle or Ms. Catlett 9:00 to 12:00 This is time that you can use to study, gather for a group meeting, use our new makerspace, or get help with assignments. If you sign up for it before the end of school, snacks will be provided. Saturday tutoring must be signed up for by Friday, the google form can be found in your “Class Of…” Google Classroom. Math tutoring will be each morning from 7:15-8:00, and each Monday- Wednesday after school until 4:15. Ms. Hendrix will be tutoring after school on Thursdays until 5:15. Students, there are art posters up in the hallway with a “SCAN ME” QR code. There will be a prize awarded to one of the students who respond to the questions on the form. Look for them and participate! Anyone who would like to join FCCLA please see Mrs. Wilson or Mrs. Hobson. Dues are $15 and can be paid anytime this month. For anyone interested in joining the Sci-Fi Club, please contact Ms. Hooker either in person or by email to be added to the Google Classroom. Our first meeting isn’t until October 8th so this is the best way to get club information before the first meeting. If you are interested in joining the Mena Basscats Bass Fishing Team, visit the Basscats Facebook page at Bass Cat Nation Fishing Team or contact Coach Rose via email at pete.rose@menaschools.org. There will not be a face to face meeting to express interest. Check out all of next week’s Homecoming Events by scanning the QR code flyers hung around campus in the hallways, or go to bit.ly/menahoco Be sure to order your 2022 Mena High School Yearbook by October 1, and you will get your yearbook for the lowest price of $50 during the early bird special. You may order online at jostensyearbooks.com with a debit or credit card, or see Mr. Philpot in Room 205 to order with cash or check. Students, as we work toward keeping everyone healthy and safe here at Mena High School, please do not come to school with Flu like or COVID-like symptoms. -Positive COVID cases will have to ISOLATE for 10 days before returning to school -IF you wear a mask correctly and have been identified as a Close Contact, you will not have to quarantine. -If not wearing a mask, and you have been identified as a Close Contact, you will have to be quarantined for 7-10 days if you have NOT been vaccinated. Students, you have the opportunity to be the teacher each Friday during Lunch A. Ms. Labertew will be set up in the cafeteria each Friday during lunch A, ready for you to teach her a new skill or a trick. Once you show her how it’s done, she will attempt to perform it as well. Whether it’s juggling, roping, a card trick, or even dance moves, Ms. Labertew is ready for you to teach her something new. Look for her in the cafeteria each Friday during lunch A for the “Teach Me How To…” events. If you have signed up for eSports or are interested in participating, please meet in the Library this afternoon at 3:30. We will be discussing available games, rules, playing times and days. If you cannot make it on Tuesday afternoon and want to play, please email Lorrie Henry. LUNCH MENU September 13 - September 17 Monday - chicken fried steak, Beef steak melt, chef salad Tuesday - Spaghetti, Cburger, Tenders, cobb salad Wednesday - Chicken n waffle bowl, hamburger, turkey salad Thursday - Gen Tso Beef, Mini corn dogs, chicken tenders Friday - tacos w cheese, burger, taco bar Monday - salisbury steak, burger, steak sand., chef salad Tuesday - chicken and dumplings, tenders, pasta bar Wednesday - baked potato, burger, hot dog, pasta bar Thursday - fish sticks, burger, tenders, popcorn chicken salad Friday - Quesadilla w/Cheese, Mini Corn Dogs, Chicken Sand.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS ANNOUNCEMENTS Tuesday, September 14 th I. Quiz Bowl: Right after these announcements, the 7 th & 8 th grade Quiz Bowl team will have practice in the Conference Room. II. School Pictures: Picture day for MMS is two weeks from today (September 28). Even if you do not plan to purchase pictures, you will have your photo taken for things like the yearbook and updated school ID card. III. Conferences: Parent / Teacher phone conferences will be tomorrow evening. Your mid-term grades and ACT Aspire scores will be mailed to your home address. IV. FFA: FFA officer applications are available in Mr. McCormick's room. These will be due this Friday. V. Internet Use: Just a reminder that our tech department is able to see all of your internet activity. They have recently received a couple of alerts on students conducting inappropriate searches. Use your device for school work only. VI. Dance: We will have our MMS dance this evening. The dance will take place outside in the patio area.  For MMS students only  6:30 – 8:30 pm  Hang out in the “cage” area until we are ready for you to enter the dance area  $5 entry fee (unless you have a free pass)  Concession stand will be available  This is a school-sponsored event – school rules and policies still apply  Make sure your parents know what time the dance ends so that you will be picked up promptly. VII. Lunchtime Weather: VIII. Lunch Menu: Main Line – Spaghetti with Meat Sauce Pizza Line – Pizza, PBJ, Deli Sandwich, Cobb Salad Concession – Cheeseburger, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Chicken Tenders
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Next week is spirit week !Get more info on Homecoming activities at https://sites.google.com/menaschools.org/event/homecoming-2021
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Monday, September 13th Mena Volleyball played on the road at Booneville. The 7th grade Ladycats split their match. Mena Jr. JV won 2-1 by a score of 21-25, 25-23 & 15-8. The Jr. High Varsity won 2-0 by a score of 25-21 & 25-20. The Mena Sr. girls beat Booneville 3-0 by a score of 25-22, 25-17 & 26-24. Mena is back in action on Tuesday when they host Magnolia.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Coaches have selected # 61, Jett Baber, as the Farm Bureau Insurance Player of the Game vs. Hot Springs Jett is a Senior and starts both ways for the Bearcats this season, playing at Center and Defensive Tackle. Jett had 6 tackles and one QB sack on defense and graded out at over 90% at Center for the night. He is the son of Nicholas and Jennifer Baber and the grandson of Ellen Baber. Jett’s hobbies include hunting, fishing, and hanging out with his girlfriend, Sara Dozier. After high school, Jett plans to attend UA Rich Mountain and pursue a degree in the medical field, eventually becoming a Physical Therapist or a Sports Medicine Trainer. Jett and the Bearcats will try to redeem their lost last week, this Friday night, when they will host the undefeated, Booneville Bearcats. Shown presenting Jett with his game ball are Bearcat Assistant Coach, Ryan Luttmer, and Farm Bureau Agent, Nathan Fowler. Farm Bureau Insurance is a proud supporter of Bearcat Athletics!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
If you have signed up for eSports or are interested in participating, please meet in the Library on Tuesday afternoon at 3:30. We will be discussing available games, rules, playing times and days. If you cannot make it on Tuesday afternoon and want to play, please email Lorrie Henry.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS ANNOUNCEMENTS Monday, September 13 th I. Quiz Bowl: Right after these announcements, the 6 th grade Quiz Bowl team will have practice in the Conference Room, next to Mrs. Rose’s office. 7 th & 8 th grade Quiz Bowl will practice tomorrow. II. Conferences: Parent / Teacher phone conferences will be Wednesday evening. Your mid-term grades and ACT Aspire scores will be mailed to your home address. III. FFA: If you are in FFA and were unable to pick up a Blue and Gold Meat Sale order form please come by Mr. McCormick's room after announcements. IV. Dance: Weather permitting, we will have our MMS dance tomorrow evening. The dance will take place outside in the patio area.  For MMS students only  6:30 – 8:30 pm  $5 entry fee  Concession stand will be available  This is a school-sponsored event – school rules and policies still apply  Make sure your parents know what time the dance ends so that you will be picked up promptly. V. Lunchtime Weather: VI. Lunch Menu: Main Line – Chicken Fried Steak Pizza Line – Pizza, PBJ, Deli Sandwich, Chef Salad Concession – BBQ Sandwich, Bacon Cheeseburger, Chicken Sandwich
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Jr. & Sr. Volleyball will be in action at Booneville today beginning at 4:00pm. GO LADYCATS !!!! https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?page_no=2
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
ONLINE TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE for the MHS Homecoming Dance through MyPaymentsPlus! You must create an account if you don’t have one and direct link is https://www.mypaymentsplus.com/welcome!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Jr. Volleyball played in a tournament at Paris on Saturday. The Ladycats were 3-0 in pool play but lost 2-1 in the semi-finals of the gold bracket. The girls will be back in action on Monday at Booneville.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Saturday, September 11th Mena Jr. Volleyball will be playing in the Paris Tournament !
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Sr. Football played their first road game of the season on Friday & also lost their first game of the year. Hot Springs defeated the Bearcats 34-0. Mena will be back at Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium on Friday 9/17/21 when they host Booneville. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter_ids=19617
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mrs. Smith's Kinder Kids are busy bees !
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mrs. Smith's Kinder Kids enjoyed reading “Huggapotamus” and talking about being a good friend.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Stephani Hoyle's Art Class at Mena High School had some critters visiting on Friday for their life observation drawings...
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Middle School Project Prevent Team members were busy today hanging posters for this year's Ready. Set. Record. competition. Ready. Set. Record is open to 7-12th grades. Students can create a 30-60 second video about being tobacco and nicotine free. Check out the rules and prize information at https://projectpreventar.org/what-we-do/ready-set-record.html
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Karen Purvis's JAG students are exploring the endless possibilities offered in activities and projects. The students are applying the JAG competencies of creativity, problem-solving, critical thinking, collaboration, time management, careers, and service-learning.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Friday, September 10, 2021 Clubs & Activities: Friday - FBLA meeting in Room 401 - Bring money for District Conference if you are wanting to attend. Art Club Meeting in Room 404. FCCLA meeting in Room 400. $15 dues will be accepted. FFA Meeting in the Ag Building. Membership dues are $17. Sports: Friday - Sr. Football @ Hot Springs The early bird registration deadline for FBLA district conference is this Friday (earlier than previously announced). If you want to wear the new District FBLA t-shirt to the conference and not business attire, please bring your registration money to the meeting tomorrow. The FBLA meeting will be in Room 401. To be able to attend the district conference, you must also be a current FBLA member. There is a QR code outside Room 202 to sign up using a Google Form and the $20 dues can be given to Mrs. Torix at any time. Students, please be aware that once you enter the gate for home football and volleyball games, you are not allowed to leave or go to the parking lot and come back into the facility. Once you leave the gate, you are making the decision to leave the ball game for the night, and you cannot pay to re-enter either. The chess club will have its first meeting on Friday, September 17 during enrichment. We will meet in Mrs. Labertew’s room, room 206. Students, you can purchase your homecoming dance tickets, powederpuff entry, and your DodgeFest team fees with Mrs. Ashcraft. Dance tickets are $10 each. The dance will be Saturday evening, September 25, from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. (No ticket sales on Monday) Also, today is the final day to order a homecoming t-shirt. See Mrs. Ashcraft by 2:00. This year we are happy to announce we are able to provide you with after school library hours and tutoring. The schedule for this is: Monday: Mrs. Hooker 3:30 to 7 pm Tuesday: Ms. Catlett 3:30 to 7 pm Wednesday: Ms. Ashcraft 3:30 to 6 pm Thursday: Mrs. Hoyle 3:30 to 7 pm Saturday: Mrs. Hoyle or Ms. Catlett 9:00 to 12:00 This is time that you can use to study, gather for a group meeting, use our new makerspace, or get help with assignments. If you sign up for it before the end of school, snacks will be provided. Saturday tutoring must be signed up for by Friday, the google form can be found in your “Class Of…” Google Classroom. Math tutoring will be each morning from 7:15-8:00, and each Monday- Wednesday after school until 4:15. Ms. Hendrix will be tutoring after school on Thursdays until 5:15. The cast of The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood is posted outside Ms. Kropp’s classroom. Cast members please be sure to join the Remind group and get a script today. The first practice will be Monday from 6:15-8:30 pm in Ms. Kropp’s classroom. Anyone who would like to join FCCLA please see Mrs. Wilson or Mrs. Hobson. Dues are $15 and can be paid anytime this month. If you are interested in joining the art club this year, our first meeting is today! You do not need your due money today. Come to the art room right now to learn more about the club and all the fun things we have planned for this year! If you cannot make it, email Ms. Hoyle to get details. For anyone interested in joining the Sci-Fi Club, please contact Ms. Hooker either in person or by email to be added to the Google Classroom. Our first meeting isn’t until October 8th so this is the best way to get club information before the first meeting. If you are interested in joining the Mena Basscats Bass Fishing Team, visit the Basscats Facebook page at Bass Cat Nation Fishing Team or contact Coach Rose via email at pete.rose@menaschools.org. There will not be a face to face meeting to express interest. Mena High School Student Council is selling the official 2021 Homecoming Tee this year! The cost will be $12 per shirt and we have youth sizes Small-Large and adult sizes Small-6X available for order! If you would like to order please see Mrs. Ashcraft and order by the end of the day today. Shirts will be delivered on Monday, September 20th. Check out all the upcoming Homecoming Events by scanning the QR code flyers hung around campus in the hallways, or go to bit.ly/menahoco Sales are underway on orders for the 2022 Mena High School Yearbook. If you order by October 1, you will get your yearbook for the lowest price of $50 during the early bird special. You may order online at jostensyearbooks.com with a debit or credit card, or see Mr. Philpot in Room 205 to order with cash or check. The FFA Organization is now accepting new members to join! There will be a meeting this Friday, September 10, in the Ag Building during Enrichment, this will be the first meeting of the year and it is encouraged for new members or interested students to attend. Dues are $17 and are encouraged to be paid as soon as possible. Students, as we work toward keeping everyone healthy and safe here at Mena High School, please do not come to school with Flu like or COVID-like symptoms. -Positive COVID cases will have to ISOLATE for 10 days before returning to school -IF you wear a mask correctly and have been identified as a Close Contact, you will not have to quarantine. -If not wearing a mask, and you have been identified as a Close Contact, you will have to be quarantined for 7-10 days if you have NOT been vaccinated. Students, you have the opportunity to be the teacher each Friday during Lunch A. Ms. Labertew will be set up in the cafeteria each Friday during lunch A, ready for you to teach her a new skill or a trick. Once you show her how it’s done, she will attempt to perform it as well. Whether it’s juggling, roping, a card trick, or even dance moves, Ms. Labertew is ready for you to teach her something new. Look for her in the cafeteria each Friday during lunch A for the “Teach Me How To…” events. Seniors Pictures retakes and make-up picture day will be Monday, September 13. For any seniors who did not get their pictures taken in July, we will need to get your pictures done on September 13, even if you don’t plan to purchase any of the photos. These photos are needed for the yearbook, as well as other school related purposes throughout the school year. See Mr. Philpot in room 205 for more information. If you plan to get retakes next Monday, please notify Mr. Philpot by the end of the day today. LUNCH MENU September 6 - September 10 Monday - No school Tuesday - Chicken Carbonara, Cord Dog, MTO taco Bar Wednesday - Drumstick, Hamburger, Hot Dog, Thursday - Chili, Chicken Tenders, Popcorn Chicken Salad Friday - Walking tacos, Backyard burger, pizza salad
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to these deserving students. We can't wait to see the show !!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS ANNOUNCEMENTS Friday, September 10 th I. Reminders:  Parent / Teacher phone conferences are next Wednesday evening  Deadline to join FBLA and pay dues for the Fall Conference is today  Quiz Bowl practice will begin next week – (6 th grade on Mondays, 7 th /8 th grade on Tuesdays) II. FFA: Right after these announcements, the FFA will meet Mr. McCormick in the Cafeteria and then go to the High School Safe Room for a meeting. III. From Mrs. Rose: 7th and 8th grade Getting to Know You activity prize winners please stop by her office between classes to claim your prize. Winners are Amber Beaver, Abigale Tolbert, Dylan Johnson, Owen Simpson, Wyatt Kincaid, Adelhei Look, Gracie Deramus, Serenity Ehret, Alyana Powell, Jonas Hernandez, Bailey Benner, Trinity Richmond, Elijah Thompson, Alaina Gilbert, Gage Hicks, Darius Whitehead, Andrew Erickson, Nayeli Pinon, Kylar Parnell, and Raven Romero. IV. Dance: Weather permitting, we will have our MMS dance next Tuesday. The dance will take place outside in the patio area.  For MMS students only  6:30 – 8:30 pm  $5 entry fee  Concession stand will be available  This is a school-sponsored event – school rules and policies still apply  Make sure your parents know what time the dance ends so that you will be picked up promptly. V. Lunchtime Weather: VI. Lunch Menu: Main Line – Walking Tacos Pizza Line – Pizza, PBJ, Deli Sandwich, Pizza Salad Concession – Backyard Burger, Chicken Sandwich, Meatball
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Watch the Bearcat Coaches Show at the link below. Coach Bentley recaps the win over Clarksville & previews this weeks game at Hot Springs, GO BEARCATS ! https://bearcatfoundation.com/coach-bentley-coachs-show-week-1-2/
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Sr. Football Plays at Hot Springs High School today at 7:00pm, GO BEARCATS !
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Thursday, September 9th Mena Sr. Volleyball defeated Camden Fairview 3-0 by a score of 25-9 25-7 & 25-4 Mena Jr. Volleyball defeated Camden Fairview 2-0. Bearcat 7th Grade Football defeated Clarksville 14-6. Bearcat Jr. Football defeated Clarksville 28-16. Mena Golf finished 2nd at the Malvern Country Club with a team score of 145. Cooper Plunket-47, Evan Leonard-49 & Alex Rocha-49.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Sr. High & Jr. High Cross Country competed at the Tom Stuthard Stampede on Tuesday. Tre McMellon & Trevin Plunkett led the Bearcats. Check the results at https://ar.milesplit.com/meets/439573-tom-stuthard-stampede-2021-2021/results/760417/formatted#.YTqqzJ1KiyI
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The September reading challenge has begun for Mrs. Floyd’s Fabulous Firsties! Students are encouraged to read 4 fiction books this month and share what they read with others in a fun way. This week we all chose to make bookmarks about Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse. If you’d like to know what this story is about, just ask a firstie!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Diamond Bank (Mena) has partnered with Mena Newspapers, Inc. during football season to highlight a Player of the Week. Congratulations to Bobby Wallis on earning the Week 1 Diamond Bank Player of the Week honor! #gobearcats #playeroftheweek #highschoolfootball #banklocal #communitybanking
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Let's talk about a good book! Mrs. William's has been visiting classrooms from Kindergarten to Second grade to model and teach the importance of book talks. Book talks allow us to tell others about great books we have read. We love reading at Louise Durham so talking about what we are reading is so much fun!! 📚📚
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Several Mena Bearcats are among the statistical leaders this season according to Max Preps. Austin Rose is 3rd in the state in passing. Rose has completed almost 70% of his passes for 558 yards in the first two games. Caleb Peters is 7th in the state n receiving. Peters has 14 catches for 203 yards thru two games. Jarrett Burger is 13th in the state in tackles. Burger has a total of 21 tackles in the first two games. Click the link to see where other Bearcats are on the list. https://www.maxpreps.com/list/stat_leaders.aspx?gendersport=boys,football&state=ar
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena FFA had 8 FFA members who exhibited livestock last week at the 2021 Polk County Fair. These FFA members showed their animals last week with great success! Those members and their titles and awards are as follows: Kiylee Hughes- Grand Champion Market Lamb, Reserve Grand Champion Market Lamb, Grand Champion County Bred Market Lamb, Reserve Grand Champion County Bred Market Lamb Lacy Floyd-Grand Champion Market Goat, Reserve Grand Champion Market Goat, Champion Senior Goat Showman, Champion Senior Lamb Showman Claire Walston-Reserve Grand Champion County Bred Market Hog Addi Dollar-Grand Champion Beefmaster Heifer, and Sale Qualifier with her market lamb Taylor Thacker-Grand Champion Main/Chi Heifer, Grand Champion Hereford Heifer Breanna Hall-Sale Qualifier Market Hog Ava Fields-Reserve Grand Champion County Bred Market Goat Lynnlee Cook-1st Place in class with her Market Lamb and Sale Qualifier Congratulations to our FFA members and good luck to you all as you show at the Arkansas Youth Expo and Arkansas State Fair in October!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Thursday, September 9, 2021 Clubs & Activities: Thursday - a college rep from the Southern Arkansas University (SAU) is in Room 403 today during enrichment for any senior who is not in Mrs. Purvis’ JAG classes; Quiz Bowl Practice will be on Wednesdays and Thursdays at high school. Friday - FBLA meeting in Room 401 - Bring money for District Conference if you are wanting to attend. Sports: Thursday - Jr. High Football will play @ Clarksville MHS Golf will play at Malvern, Volleyball @ Camden Jr. JV, Jr. V, Sr. V Friday - Sr. Football @ Hot Springs The early bird registration deadline for FBLA district conference is this Friday (earlier than previously announced). If you want to wear the new District FBLA t-shirt to the conference and not business attire, please bring your registration money to the meeting tomorrow. The FBLA meeting will be in Room 401. To be able to attend the district conference, you must also be a current FBLA member. There is a QR code outside Room 202 to sign up using a Google Form and the $20 dues can be given to Mrs. Torix at any time. Students, please be aware that once you enter the gate for home football and volleyball games, you are not allowed to leave or go to the parking lot and come back into the facility. Once you leave the gate, you are making the decision to leave the ball game for the night, and you cannot pay to re-enter either. We are forming a chess club. There is a google classroom that students can join. We are still in the planning stages. Please see Ms. Smith in room 104 for more information. Students, you can purchase your homecoming dance tickets with Mrs. Ashcraft. Tickets are $10 each. The dance will be Saturday evening, September 25, from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. This year we are happy to announce we are able to provide you with after school library hours and tutoring. The schedule for this is: Monday: Mrs. Hooker 3:30 to 7 pm Tuesday: Mrs. Hoyle or Ms. Catlett 3:30 to 7 pm Wednesday: Ms. Ashcraft 3:30 to 6 pm Thursday: Mrs. Hoyle or Ms. Catlett 3:30 to 7 pm Saturday: Mrs. Hoyle or Ms. Catlett 9:00 to 12:00 This is time that you can use to study, gather for a group meeting, use our new makerspace, or get help with assignments. If you sign up for it before the end of school, snacks will be provided. Saturday tutoring must be signed up for by Friday, the google form can be found in your “Class Of…” Google Classroom. Math tutoring will be each morning from 7:15-8:00, and each Monday- Wednesday after school until 4:15. Ms. Hendrix will be tutoring after school on Thursdays until 5:15. If you would like to be in the school play, The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood, come by Ms. Kropp’s room 201 and pick up an audition paper. The play is open to all MHS students. Auditions will be tomorrow from 4-6 in the MHS PAC. Anyone who would like to join FCCLA please see Mrs. Wilson or Mrs. Hobson. Dues are $15 and can be paid anytime this month. If you are interested in joining the art club this year, our first meeting will be this Friday, September 10th! Come to the art room during Enrichment to learn more about the club and all the fun things we have planned for this year! For anyone interested in joining the Sci-Fi Club, please contact Ms. Hooker either in person or by email to be added to the Google Classroom. Our first meeting isn’t until October 8th so this is the best way to get club information before the first meeting. If you are interested in joining the Mena Basscats Bass Fishing Team, visit the Basscats Facebook page at Bass Cat Nation Fishing Team or contact Coach Rose via email at pete.rose@menaschools.org. There will not be a face to face meeting to express interest. Mena High School Student Council is selling the official 2021 Homecoming Tee this year! The cost will be $12 per shirt and we have youth sizes Small-Large and adult sizes Small-6X available for order! If you would like to order please see Mrs. Ashcraft and order no later than this Friday, September 10th. Shirts will be delivered on Monday, September 20th. Check out all the upcoming Homecoming Events by scanning the QR code flyers hung around campus in the hallways, or go to bit.ly/menahoco Sales are underway on orders for the 2022 Mena High School Yearbook. If you order by October 1, you will get your yearbook for the lowest price of $50 during the early bird special. You may order online at jostensyearbooks.com with a debit or credit card, or see Mr. Philpot in Room 205 to order with cash or check. The FFA Organization is now accepting new members to join! There will be a meeting this Friday, September 10, in the Ag Building during Enrichment, this will be the first meeting of the year and it is encouraged for new members or interested students to attend. Dues are $17 and are encouraged to be paid as soon as possible. Students, as we work toward keeping everyone healthy and safe here at Mena High School, please do not come to school with Flu like or COVID-like symptoms. -Positive COVID cases will have to ISOLATE for 10 days before returning to school -IF you wear a mask correctly and have been identified as a Close Contact, you will not have to quarantine. -If not wearing a mask, and you have been identified as a Close Contact, you will have to be quarantined for 7-10 days if you have NOT been vaccinated. Students, you have the opportunity to be the teacher each Friday during Lunch A and Lunch B. Ms. Labertew will be set up in the cafeteria each Friday during lunch, ready for you to teach her a new skill or a trick. Once you show her how it’s done, she will attempt to perform it as well. Whether it’s juggling, roping, a card trick, or even dance moves, Ms. Labertew is ready for you to teach her something new. Look for her in the cafeteria each Friday during lunch for the “Teach Me How To…” events. Seniors Pictures retakes and make-up picture day will be next Monday, September 13. For any seniors who did not get their pictures taken in July, we will need to get your pictures done on September 13, even if you don’t plan to purchase any of the photos. These photos are needed for the yearbook, as well as other school related purposes throughout the school year. See Mr. Philpot in room 205 for more information. If you plan to get retakes next Monday, please notify Mr. Philpot by tomorrow. LUNCH MENU Thursday - Chili, Chicken Tenders, Popcorn Chicken Salad Friday - Walking tacos, Backyard burger, pizza salad
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mrs. Purvis welcomed Vilma Espinoza from Southern Arkansas University to Mena High School on Thursday. Espinoza was here supplying info about SAU with interested students.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Megan Garland with the University of Arkansas id at Mena High School today visiting with students in Mrs. Purvis' room. This is an opportunity for students to learn & make informed decisions on their post high school plans.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS ANNOUNCEMENTS Wednesday, September 8 th I. Reminder: Parent / Teacher Conferences and your first mid-term grades are one week from today. Under our current situation, conferences will not be held on campus. Parents will be receiving a phone call from teachers that evening to discuss your progress and grades. II. MMS Dance: We plan to hold our dance next Tuesday evening (weather permitting). If you have a song request, write the song title and your name on a sheet of paper and turn it in to Mrs. Rose this week. III. From Mrs. Sikes: Reminder: Deadline to join FBLA and attend the Fall Leadership Conference is this Friday, September 10. All forms and money must be turned in to Mrs. Sikes by the end of the week. IV. From Mrs. Sims: Quiz Bowl practice will begin next week during ACHIEVE. 6 th grade Quiz Bowl will practice on Mondays, 7 th / 8 th grade will practice on Tuesdays. Practice will take place in the Conference room next to Mrs. Rose’s office. On those days, stay in your ACHIEVE class until the end of announcements. V. You have probably noticed that we are now offering a 2 nd chance breakfast between 1 st period and ACHIEVE. You do need to know that if you already had a school breakfast earlier in the morning, you will be charged for getting another one from the cart. The cart is located outside the front office. VI. Lunchtime Weather: VII. Lunch Menu: Main Line – Chicken Drumsticks Pizza Line – Pizza, PBJ, Deli Sandwich, Turkey Chef Salad Concession – Hamburger, Chicken Sandwich, Corn Dog
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Sr. Volleyball played Malvern at the Union Bank Center on Tuesday. The score was 25-21, 25-23 & 25-5. The Ladycats improve to 4-0 & will plat at Camden Fairview on Thursday.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Jr. Ladycats defeated Malvern on Thursday at the Union Bank Center. The score was 25-18 & 25-20. Mena is now 4-0 on the season & will play at Camden Fairview on Thursday ! https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter_ids=20083
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School would like to thank The Tire Shop for sponsoring a fun filled evening at Suzy Q’s on Tuesday, September 21st to kick off the 2021 Homecoming festivities! It will include ice cream and games and is FREE to all MHS students! Just bring your student ID!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Coaches select #33, Jayden Felix, as the Farm Bureau Insurance Player of the Week vs. Clarksville. Jayden is a Junior running back / linebacker for the Bearcats. He had 1 receiving touchdown and 1 rushing touchdown with over 100 all- purpose yards on offense and 2 tackles for loss, defensively. His efforts helped lead the Bearcats to a comfortable 38-14 victory over the Panthers. Mena’s off to a great start, at 2-0 for the year! Jayden is the son of Walter and Misty Felix and is one of eight children, having 2 brothers and 5 sisters. His hobbies are primarily football, off season conditioning, and X-Box games. After graduation, Jayden hopes to continue to play football at the college level, as he pursues a degree in Accounting. This week, Mena will travel to Hot Springs to take on the Hot Springs High Trojans, who currently stand at 1-1 for the season. Mena lost a close game to the Trojans last year and Jayden and the Bearcats will be up for a little payback come Friday night. Shown presenting Jayden with the Player of the Week game ball are Bearcat assistant Coach, Chad Arnold, and Farm Bureau Insurance agent, Mitch Sikes. Farm Bureau Insurance is a proud supporter of Mena Bearcat athletics!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Sept 7-10 Mena School District Meal Order Form 20-21, For PCVA Students and Children 18 and under not enrolled in school https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdMEv4d6j_1swFkNTSKbHhd6C2GE_amO2p5mGX8jB6hM8iJGA/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Sydney Welch with the University of Central Arkansas is on the Mena High School Campus today visiting with students & answering any questions they have about UCA.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Tuesday, September 7th Mena Cross Country will compete in their first meet of the season at the Tom Stuthard Stampede in Acorn starting at 3:30pm. Jr. & Sr. Volleyball will host Malvern at the Union Bank Center beginning at 4:00pm.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
If you are planning to attend the Mena football game at Hot Springs on September 10th please be aware that tickets will be sold online only. No tickets will be sold at the gates. Tickets may be printed or downloaded on a phone and scanned in at the gate. Here's the link for parents/fans to purchase tickets for the September 10, 2021 game at Hot Springs. https://hotspringstrojans.ticketleap.com/hsfb-hot-springs-vs-mena/?fbclid=IwAR1HUSVcFDYUmMcS50g3eUUTQksLyWe6ABXn4keZMOvkTAQBUQid9_rKAlI
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Today is National Read a Book Day !!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Bearcats improved to 2-0 with a dominant 34-14 win over Clarksville on Friday at Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium. Mena will be on the road at Hot Springs next week.. GO BEARCATS !!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Flashlight reading ➕ buddy reading ➕ using nature to learn phonics rules = 1 amazing week for Mrs. Floyd’s Fabulous Firsties .
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mrs. Ford's and Mrs. White's third-grade classes at HHE enjoyed a "Book Tasting" today. Students were given the opportunity to sample some juicy reads. They were introduced to different authors, genres, and series. We love reading!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MHS/MMS Choir Teacher Lana Coogan & MMS Principal Todd Coogan educated her students in the art of vocal performance with guitar accompaniment on Friday.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
*****ATTENTION GRANDPARENTS**** Sunday September 12th is Grandparents Day & Holly Harshman Elementary hopes you plan to celebrate. You are invited to take a picture of yourself & your grandchild and post it on the Holly Harshman Elementary Facebook Page as a comment. You can also email your photo to mark.hobson@menaschools.org or send a photo to school & we will do it for you. Thanks for playing an important part in your grandchild's learning experience. We appreciate everything you do !
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Activities this week included cooking French toast for breakfast for Fun Friday. Way to meet your weekly goals guys! Happy Friday from AE & The Hub!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Get your game face on !!! The Mena Bearcats play Clarksville tonight at Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium. Kickoff is at 7:00pm. GO BEARCATS !!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Bridgett Martin, with the Polk County Extension Office, spoke to 5th graders at Holly Harshman Elementary on Friday about the importance of hydration. She also had a parting gift for the students which they gladly accepted.. Thanks Mrs. Martin !!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Holly Harshman students were greeted by Sr. High Bearcats when they arrived at school on Friday. It's Gameday !!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Sheep were on the agenda Thursday at the Polk County Fair & once again Mena students were all about it !
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Sheep were on the agenda Thursday at the Polk County Fair & once again Mena students were all about it !
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena AE students continued their volunteer work this week at CMA helping to get the campgrounds ready for bike rally week. Great work guys, thank you!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Diamond Bank (Mena) has partnered with Mena Newspapers, Inc. during football season to highlight a Player of the Week. Congratulations to Caleb Peters, wide receiver/defensive back, on earning the Week 0 Diamond Bank Player of the Week honor!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The 2021 Homecoming Court posing for official photos on Thursday at Mena High School. Homecoming will be on September 24th. Click the link for more info https://sites.google.com/menaschools.org/event/homecoming-2021
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS ANNOUNCEMENTS Thursday, September 2 nd I. Reminder: Monday is Labor Day and there will be no school. II. Several of you have been taking off your shoes while outside at lunch. Do not take off your shoes. There is always a chance of stepping on an old nail, broken glass, or a stinging insect. III. MMS Band Students: Beginning on Monday, you are not allowed to hang out in the Band Room in the mornings before school. You can still drop off your instrument but then you must leave the Band Room and either go to breakfast or go outside with the rest of the students. IV. From Mrs. Rose: The 6th grade Getting to Know You activity prize winners please stop by her office between classes to claim your prize. Winners are: Paeyton Hostetler, Landon Bush, Jimi Roberts, Gabruielle Autrey, Hailey Tosta, Samual Hopper, Gavin Crawford, Sergio Maldanand, Abbagail Cude and Beau Rodgers V. Tomorrow we will do a random drawing for a prize. The prize will be a free pass to all of the dances we hope to have this year. There will be one winner from each grade. To be eligible, you must have turned in all required paperwork, have missed no days of school, and have had no discipline write-ups. VI. Lunchtime Weather: VII. Lunch Menu: Main Line – Chicken Drumstick Pizza Line – Pizza, PBJ, Deli Sandwich, Popcorn Chicken Salad Concession – Bacon Cheeseburger, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Chicken Tenders
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Coach’s Show is back!! Visit www.bearcatfoundation.com under headlines or at https://bearcatfoundation.com/coach-bentley-coachs-show-week-1/ . Listen for the the recap of the 42-7 win over DeQueen and a look at this weeks opponent the Clarksville Panthers.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Golf will be playing at the DeQueen Country Club today. Mena 7th Grade & Jr. High Football will play at DeQueen today beginning at 5:30pm. GO BEARCATS!!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Just a few of our kiddos showing animals at the fair! 🎠🎡👏🏻🐑🐖🐐🐄🐓
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena students were front and center in the show ring at the Polk County Fair on Wednesday !!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Stop by the Mena Public Schools booth ,in the commercial building, at the Polk County Fair. You can register to win a cutting board created by Mena FFA & a $300.00 gift certicate from Washburns Home Furnishings.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School students were excited to get fitted for letter jackets today. Go Bearcats!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
A Happy Day at HHE !!! Students who returned all their paperwork were eligible for the Back to School Drawing today. Congratulations 5th Grade Winner - KERRY IRONS - Hover Board 4th Grade Winner - MAKAYLEE SMITH - Hover Board 3rd Grade Winner - ZANE GOLDEN - Hover Board BLAINE DAVY - Captain America Movie Pack Grand Prize - ASHTON TIDWELL - Nintendo Switch, Game & Case Thanks for returning your paper work promptly &congratulations to KERRY, MAKAYLEE, ZANE, BLAINE & ASHTON !!!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
IF you have a child who is out for a long term absence, please come by HHE and pick up your child's work. We are placing work in the tubs on our porch. The work should be labeled with your child's name. If you have any questions, please let us know. Thank you!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Make plans to attend this years Homecoming Dance & look for details at the link. https://sites.google.com/menaschools.org/event/homecoming-2021
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School Yearbook Staff is attending the Jostens Yearbook Workshop at Greenwood High School today.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Monday, September 6th is the Labor Day Holiday. Mena Public Schools will be closed... We hope you enjoy the three day weekend & we will see you bright and early on Tuesday... GO BEARCATS!!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1st Sports: Thursday - (CANCELLED)Junior High Volleyball will host Little Rock Central Jr. High Football will play at DeQueen MHS Golf will play at DeQueen Friday - Sr. Football will host Clarksville with kickoff at 7:00 p.m. This year we are happy to announce we are able to provide you with after school library hours and tutoring. The schedule for this is: Monday: Mrs. Hooker 3:30 to 7 pm Tuesday: Mrs. Hoyle or Ms. Catlett 3:30 to 7 pm Wednesday: Ms. Ashcraft 3:30 to 6 pm Thursday: Mrs. Hoyle or Ms. Catlett 3:30 to 7 pm Saturday: Mrs. Hoyle or Ms. Catlett 9:00 to 12:00 This is time that you can use to study, gather for a group meeting, use our new makerspace, or get help with assignments. If you sign up for it before the end of school, snacks will be provided. Saturday tutoring must be signed up for by Friday, the google form can be found in your “Class Of…” Google Classroom. Math tutoring will be each morning from 7:15-8:00, and each Monday- Wednesday after school til 4:15. Ms. Hendrix will be tutoring after school on Thursdays til 5:15. If you would like to be in the school play, The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood, come by Ms. Kropp’s room 201 and pick up an audition paper. The play is open to all MHS students. Auditions will be next week on Tuesday from 6:30-8:30 and Thursday from 4-6 in the MHS PAC. If you are interested in joining the Mena Basscats Bass Fishing Team, visit the Basscats Facebook page at Bass Cat Nation Fishing Team or contact Coach Rose via email at pete.rose@menaschools.org. There will not be a face to face meeting to express interest. Homecoming is on the horizon and students should be ready to dance! This year, we will host the first annual Homecoming Semi-Formal Dance. Dress is semi-formal and tickets must be purchased in advance. More information on ticket sales coming soon! Questions should be directed to Mrs. Ashcraft, Mrs. Hobson or Mrs. Hughes. Mena High School Student Council is selling the official 2021 Homecoming Tee this year! The cost will be $12 per shirt and we have youth sizes Small-Large and adult sizes Small-6X available for order! If you would like to order please see Ms.Hobson and order no later than Friday, September 10th. Shirts will be delivered on Monday, September 20th. Check out all the upcoming Homecoming Events by scanning the QR code flyers hung around campus in the hallways, or go to bit.ly/menahoco Sales are underway on orders for the 2022 Mena High School Yearbook. If you order by October 1, you will get your yearbook for the lowest price of $50 during the early bird special. You may order online at jostensyearbooks.com with a debit or credit card, or see Mr. Philpot in Room 205 to order with cash or check. The Fall FBLA District Leadership Conference will be held in Fort Smith on Monday, October 4th. Before you are able to go to the conference….YOU MUST JOIN!!! Membership dues are $20 and there is a $20 registration fee to attend the fall conference. See Mrs. Torix to pay dues and register for the conference! Our first meeting will be Friday, September 10th and the deadline for conference registration is Wednesday, September 15th. The Mena High School Cheerleading team is doing a “Paint the Paw” fundraiser. Get your parking spot painted with your name and graduation year for $25! Deadline to order your parking spot is this Friday, September 3rd! See Coach Hughes in room 315 for details or to purchase your Paw. The FFA Organization is now accepting new members to join! There will be a meeting on September 10th in the Ag Building during Enrichment, this will be the first meeting of the year and it is encouraged for new members or interested students to attend. Dues are $17 and are encouraged to be paid as soon as possible. WE would love to see you there, and get to know you! Students, as we work toward keeping everyone healthy and safe here at Mena High School, please do not come to school with Flu like or COVID-like symptoms. -Positive COVID cases will have to ISOLATE for 10 days before returning to school -IF you wear a mask correctly and have been identified as a Close Contact, you will not have to quarantine. -If not wearing a mask, and you have been identified as a Close Contact, you will have to quarantine for 7-10 days if you have NOT been vaccinated. Students, you have the opportunity to be the teacher each Friday during Lunch A and Lunch B. Ms. Labertew will be set up in the cafeteria each Friday during lunch, ready for you to teach her a new skill or a trick. Once you show her how it’s done, she will attempt to perform it as well. Whether it’s juggling, roping, a card trick, or even dance moves, Ms. Labertew is ready for you to teach her something new. Look for her in the cafeteria each Friday during lunch for the “Teach Me How To…” events.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Our AMAZING librarian, Tiffany Williams, came to see Mrs. Bentley's Super Second Graders to model how to do a Book Talk. We’ve started the process, and they are doing so great
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Sales are underway on orders for the 2022 Mena High School Yearbook. If you order by October 1, you will get your yearbook for the lowest price of $50 during the early bird special. You may order online at jostensyearbooks.com with a debit or credit card, or see Mr. Philpot in Room 205 to order with cash or check.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The FFA Organization is now accepting new members to join! There will be a meeting on September 10th in the Ag Building during Enrichment, this will be the first meeting of the year and it is encouraged for new members or interested students to attend. Dues are $17 and are encouraged to be paid as soon as possible. WE would love to see you there, and get to know you
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena High School Cheerleading team is doing a “Paint the Paw” fundraiser. Get your parking spot painted with your name and graduation year for $25! Deadline to order your parking spot is this Friday, September 3rd! See Coach Hughes in room 315 for details or to purchase your Paw.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
If you are interested in joining the Mena Basscats Bass Fishing Team, visit the Basscats Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/298629374002848 or contact Coach Rose via email at pete.rose@menaschools.org. There will not be a face to face meeting to express interest.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS ANNOUNCEMENTS Tuesday, August 31 st I. We are going to see about rescheduling the dance for the 3 rd week of September. I I. Reminder: Next Monday is Labor Day and there will be no school. III. Our first Parent / Teacher Conferences and mid-term grades are just a couple of weeks away. Make every effort to get your work completed and turned in on time. IV. Students in Lunch “B” are not allowed to take food or drinks outside today. Keep your lunch in the Cafeteria or Library. V. As the hot weather continues, remember your water bottle each day and stay hydrated. VI. Lunchtime Weather: VII. Lunch Menu: Main Line – Popcorn Chicken Bowl Pizza Line – Pizza, PBJ, Deli Sandwich, Cobb Salad Concession – Rib Patty Sandwich, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Chicken Tenders
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Golf had a good day on the links at the Malvern Country Club. The varsity boys finished second behind Arkadelphia. Rhett Brotherton-42 Sean Sullivan-43 Evan Leonard-49 Brody peters-52 Team Score- 134 Junior Varsity Cooper Plunkett-46 Alex Rocha-57 Mena Volleyball played at Clarksville on Monday. The Ladycats won 3-0 by a score of 25-22. 25-9 & 25-7. The girls will host Malvern on Tuesday 9/7 at the UBC. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter_ids=19738
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Sept 7-10 Mena School District Meal Order Form 20-21, For PCVA Students and Children 18 and under not enrolled in school https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdJUeuud_OF-WGq0erDzVJO4miHUGwS4f4_ftPjFzGZkFIYfw/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Coaches have selected #15, Austin Rose, as the Farm Bureau Insurance Player of the Game for Week #1 vs. perineal rival, DeQueen. Austin played very well at the Quarterback position last Friday night and led Mena to a 42-7 season opening victory over the Leopards. Austin’s stats for the game included 272 passing yards, throwing for 2 TD’s and rushing for another. He also kicked 4 extra points for the Bearcats. Austin is the son of Phillip and Leilani Rose, and the brother of Kacie Rose and Natalie Ledbetter, all of Mena. Bearcat Player of the Game vs. Dequeen - AUSTIN ROSE This is Austin’s final year as a Bearcat, also playing baseball in the spring semester, as either shortstop or pitcher. Austin’s hobbies include both hunting and fishing , but he excels at bass fishing. He and fishing partner, Jarrett Berger, represented Mena High School very well recently at the National High School finals in South Carolina, with a 15th place overall finish. After high school, Austin would like to compete professionally as a tournament bass fisherman, and is wanting to pursue a career in either coaching or to become a Game Warden with the AR Game and Fish Commission. This week, Austin and the Bearcats will host the Clarksville Panthers, at Randall Horton field, beginning at 7:00 Presenting Austin with the first Player of the Week game ball is Farm Bureau Insurance Agent , Andy Brown , and Mena’s Offensive Coordinator, Bearcat Coach Landon Dover. Farm Bureau Insurance is a proud supporter of Mena Bearcat Athletics!!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Monday, August 30, 2021 Sports: Monday - Senior High Volleyball will play at Clarksville. MHS Golf will play at Malvern. Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - (CANCELLED)Junior High Volleyball will host Little Rock Central Jr. High Football will play at DeQueen MHS Golf will play at DeQueen Friday - Sr. Football will host Clarksville with kickoff at 7:00 p.m. This year we are happy to announce we are able to provide you with after school library hours and tutoring. The schedule for this is: Monday: Mrs. Hooker 3:30 to 7 pm Tuesday: Mrs. Hoyle or Ms. Catlett 3:30 to 7 pm Wednesday: Ms. Ashcraft 3:30 to 6 pm Thursday: Mrs. Hoyle or Ms. Catlett 3:30 to 7 pm Saturday: Mrs. Hoyle or Ms. Catlett 9:00 to 12:00 Saturday tutoring needs to be If you are interested in joining the Mena Basscats Bass Fishing Team, visit the Basscats Facebook page at Bass Cat Nation Fishing Team or contact Coach Rose via email at pete.rose@menaschools.org. There will not be a face to face meeting to express interest. Homecoming is on the horizon and students should be ready to dance! This year, we will host the first annual Homecoming Semi-Formal Dance. Dress is semi-formal and tickets must be purchased in advance. More information on ticket sales coming soon! Questions should be directed to Mrs. Ashcraft, Mrs. Hobson or Mrs. Hughes. Mena High School Student Council is selling the official 2021 Homecoming Tee this year! The cost will be $12 per shirt and we have youth sizes Small-Large and adult sizes Small-6X available for order! If you would like to order please see Ms.Hobson and order no later than Friday, September 10th. Shirts will be delivered on Monday, September 20th. Check out all the upcoming Homecoming Events by scanning the QR code flyers hung around campus in the hallways, or go to bit.ly/menahoco Sales are underway on orders for the 2022 Mena High School Yearbook. If you order by October 1, you will get your yearbook for the lowest price of $50 during the early bird special. You may order online at jostensyearbooks.com with a debit or credit card, or see Mr. Philpot in Room 205 to order with cash or check. The Fall FBLA District Leadership Conference will be held in Fort Smith on Monday, October 4th. Before you are able to go to the conference….YOU MUST JOIN!!! Membership dues are $20 and there is a $20 registration fee to attend the fall conference. Beginning TODAY, See Mrs. Torix to pay dues and register for the conference! The deadline for conference registration is Wednesday, September 15th. Students: Some of you completed the FBLA membership form last spring before school ended. If you did not pay your dues, please see Mrs. Torix to complete your membership no later than this Friday, September 3rd. The Mena High School Cheerleading team is doing a “Paint the Paw” fundraiser. Get your parking spot painted with your name and graduation year for $25! Deadline to order your parking spot is this Friday, September 3rd! See Coach Hughes in room 315 for details or to purchase your Paw. The FFA Organization is now accepting new members to join! There will be a meeting on September 10th in the Ag Building during Enrichment, this will be the first meeting of the year and it is encouraged for new members or interested students to attend. Dues are $17 and are encouraged to be paid as soon as possible. WE would love to see you there, and get to know you! Students, as we work toward keeping everyone healthy and safe here at Mena High School, please do not come to school with Flu like or COVID-like symptoms. -Positive COVID cases will have to ISOLATE for 10 days before returning to school -IF you wear a mask correctly and have been identified as a Close Contact, you will not have to quarantine. -If not wearing a mask, and you have been identified as a Close Contact, you will have to quarantine for 7-10 days if you have NOT been vaccinated. Students, you have the opportunity to be the teacher each Friday during Lunch A and Lunch B. Ms. Labertew will be set up in the cafeteria each Friday during lunch, ready for you to teach her a new skill or a trick. Once you show her how it’s done, she will attempt to perform it as well. Whether it’s juggling, roping, a card trick, or even dance moves, Ms. Labertew is ready for you to teach her something new. Look for her in the cafeteria each Friday during lunch for the “Teach Me How To…” events. LUNCH MENU August 30 - September 3 Monday - Fish Sticks w/Mac and Cheese, Corn Dog, Hamburger, Chicken Sand. Tuesday - Loaded Tot & Chicken Bowl, Chicken Tenders, Rib Patty
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Beginning Band students took part in the Beginning Band Bootcamp on Saturday. The Beginners learned how to assemble/clean their instrument, produce sound, and play their first five notes. Each instrument section was taught by a high school band member. GO BAND !!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MHS Cheer did their part to secure a 42-7 win on opening night at Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium... GO BEARCATS!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Bearcats led 15-0 at the half & rolled in the second half enroute to a 42-7 win over DeQueen Friday at Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium. Mena will be back at home next Friday when they host Clarksville. Clarksville lost to Ozark in overtime 14-13 this week. GO BEARCATS!!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Bearcat Band performed at halftime of Mena's 42-7 win on Friday at Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium. GO BEARCAT BAND!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The student body was glad to be back in Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium on Friday & they were rewarded with a 42-7 Mena win. GO BEARCATS!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mrs. Floyd's Fabulous Firsties found some very fun ways to learn this week! We also made some creative art for the fair. You’ll have to look for our fair display to see our wonderful finished products!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
3rd Grade students at Holly Harshman Elementary experimented with using force to explode a watermelon on Friday... The watermelon was donated by Jamie Coplin, parent of Journey and Nathaniel Coplin.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
A huge shout out to these Bearcats for greeting the students in the car line at Holly Harshman elementary this morning. GO BEARCATS!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Friday, August 27, 2021 Sports: Friday - Sr. Football will play DeQueen at Bearcat Stadium, with kickoff at 7:00 p.m. Homecoming is on the horizon and students should be ready to dance! This year, we will host the first annual Homecoming Semi-Formal Dance. Dress is semi-formal and tickets must be purchased in advance. More information on ticket sales coming soon! Questions should be directed to Mrs. Ashcraft, Mrs. Hobson or Mrs. Hughes. Mena High School Student Council is selling the official 2021 Homecoming Tee this year! The cost will be $12 per shirt and we have youth sizes Small-Large and adult sizes Small-6X available for order! If you would like to order please email Ms.Hobson at ladatha.hobson@menaschools.org and drop off your money in a sealed envelope with your name to the Mena High School office no later than Friday, September 10th. Shirts will be delivered to all Mena Public School campuses and local businesses on Monday, September 20th. Check out all the upcoming Homecoming Events by scanning the QR code flyers hung around campus in the hallways, or go to bit.ly/menahoco The Football Game Spirit Themes have been posted in your Class Of Google Classroom. For tonight’s game, “Go Greek” to dress up for Srat/Frat night! Any students interested in signing up for the Cross Country team, please see Coach Peters to express your interest. Sales are underway on orders for the 2022 Mena High School Yearbook. If you order by October 1, you will get your yearbook for the lowest price of $50 during the early bird special. You may order online at jostensyearbooks.com with a debit or credit card, or see Mr. Philpot in Room 205 to order with cash or check. FBLA has been waiting for an in person conference for a year and it is happening! The Fall District Leadership Conference will be held in Fort Smith on Monday, October 4th. Before you are able to go to the conference….YOU MUST JOIN!!! Membership dues are $20 and there is a $20 registration fee to attend the fall conference. Beginning TODAY, See Mrs. Torix to pay dues and register for the conference! The deadline for conference registration is Wednesday, September 15th. Students: Some of you completed the FBLA membership form last spring before school ended. If you did not pay your dues, please see Mrs. Torix to complete your membership no later than Friday, September 3rd. The Mena High School Cheerleading team is doing a “Paint the Paw” fundraiser. Get your parking spot painted with your name and graduation year for $25! Deadline to order your parking spot is September 3rd! See Coach Hughes in room 315 for details or to reserve your Paw. Want to join a group that has a place for everyone? The FFA Organization is now accepting new members to join! There will be a meeting on September 10th in the Ag Building during Enrichment, this will be the first meeting of the year and it is encouraged for new members or interested students to attend. Dues are $17 and are encouraged to be paid as soon as possible. WE would love to see you there, and get to know you! Students, as we work toward keeping everyone healthy and safe here at Mena High School, please do not come to school with Flu like or COVID-like symptoms. -Positive COVID cases will have to ISOLATE for 10 days before returning to school -IF you wear a mask correctly and have been identified as a Close Contact, you will not have to quarantine. -If not wearing a mask, and you have been identified as a Close Contact, you will have to quarantine for 7-10 days if you have NOT been vaccinated. Students, you have the opportunity to be the teacher each Friday during Lunch A and Lunch B. Ms. Labertew will be set up in the cafeteria each Friday during lunch, ready for you to teach her a new skill or a trick. Once you show her how it’s done, she will attempt to perform it as well. Whether it’s juggling, roping, a card trick, or even dance moves, Ms. Labertew is ready for you to teach her something new. Look for her in the cafeteria each Friday during lunch for the “Teach Me How To…” events. LUNCH MENU Friday - Baked Potato, Backyard Burger, Chicken Sand., CheeseBurger August 30 - September 3 Monday - Fish Sticks w/Mac and Cheese, Corn Dog, Hamburger, Chicken Sand. Tuesday - Loaded Tot & Chicken Bowl, Chicken Tenders, Rib Patty Sand.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS ANNOUNCEMENTS Friday, August 27 th I. Right after these announcements, any 7 th or 8 th grader that is interested in FBLA will have a meeting in Mrs. Sikes’ classroom. II. Students, remember that if you are not feeling well or have a temperature, do not come to school. III. All of our campuses are starting to see a rise in students being sent home either as a result of a positive test or as a close contact. Just a reminder that State law now states that if you are identified as a close contact but you are either fully vaccinated or you were wearing a mask at the time, you will not have to quarantine. IV. Students, with our dance having to be held outside, I told you that there are several factors that would determine whether or not we would be able to have the dance, with weather being one of them. There is a tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico and it is projected to become a hurricane and hit Louisiana on Monday and is forecasted to bring steady to heavy rainfall to several states, including all of Arkansas, by Tuesday. Unfortunately, we have made the decision to postpone the dance. We will try to reschedule it within the next couple of weeks. V. The Mena Bearcats will open their season tonight at Bearcat Stadium at 7:00. If you are attending the game or any football game this year, keep a few things in mind:  School rules still apply  Stay in the bleachers  Do not run around, playing pickup games, throwing balls. You will be sent to the bleachers.  When going to the concession stand or restrooms, go straight there and straight back to the bleachers. VII. Lunch Menu: Main Line – Baked Potato with Chili Pizza Line – Pizza, PBJ, Deli Sandwich, Pizza Salad Concession – Cheeseburger, Backyard Burger, Chicken Sandwic
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
It's a fabulous Bearcat Friday at Louise Durham!! MHS football players welcomed students to school.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Football welcomes DeQueen to Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium tonight. Admission is $5.00 at the gate & kickoff is at 7:00pm.. GO BEARCATS !!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Bearcats have a big game tonight! We will be playing Dequeen at home. We will have the Bearcat Store and will feature Pom Poms for $5.00 each to make the air red! We will also have all of the regular inventory which includes, our famous Bearcat water bottles-$5.00, football necklaces, red and black paw necklaces-$1.00, Glow in the dark wristbands-$2.00. bookmarks-50 cents, bearcat tattoos-50 cents, and glow in the dark tattoos-$1.00. Please put your child's money in an envelope or baggy for easy handling and protection. Deck out in your Bearcat gear and show up to support our team!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Jr. Volleyball & Jr. Football were both in action on Thursday. Jr. Ladycats-0 Greenwood-2 Jr. Bearcats-35 Mansfield-0 Volleyball will host L.R. Central on 9/2 & Jr. Football will play at DeQueen on 9/2.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Coach Luttmer’s MHS AE Math students took part in some new activities this week including the Bear and Fish Ice Fishing dice game to help with counting techniques, and the Switch/Change/Go game in which students practiced following directions. It’s always nice to combine learning with fresh air!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Sports Surface Management was at Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium on Thursday prepping the turf on Randall Whorton Field for the football season. The first game is Friday at 7pm against DeQueen. Go Bearcats!!!!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Thursday, August 26, 2021 Thursday - Junior High Volleyball will play at Greenwood Jr. High Football will play at Mansfield Friday - Sr. Football will play DeQueen at Bearcat Stadium Homecoming is on the horizon and students should be ready to dance! This year, we will host the first annual Homecoming Semi-Formal Dance. Dress is semi-formal and tickets must be purchased in advance. More information on ticket sales coming soon! Questions should be directed to Mrs. Ashcraft, Mrs. Hobson or Mrs. Hughes. Mena High School Student Council is selling the official 2021 Homecoming Tee this year! The cost will be $12 per shirt and we have youth sizes Small-Large and adult sizes Small-6X available for order! If you would like to order please email Ms.Hobson at ladatha.hobson@menaschools.org and drop off your money in a sealed envelope with your name to the Mena High School office no later than Friday, September 10th. Shirts will be delivered to all Mena Public School campuses and local businesses on Monday, September 20th. Check out all the upcoming Homecoming Events by scanning the QR code flyers hung around campus in the hallways, or go to bit.ly/menahoco The Football Game Spirit Themes have been posted in your Class Of Google Classroom. This Friday night, “Go Greek” to dress up for Srat/Frat night! Any students interested in signing up for the Cross Country team, please see Coach Peters to express your interest. Sales are underway on orders for the 2022 Mena High School Yearbook. If you order by October 1, you will get your yearbook for the lowest price of $50 during the early bird special. You may order online at jostensyearbooks.com with a debit or credit card, or see Mr. Philpot in Room 205 to order with cash or check. FBLA has been waiting for an in person conference for a year and it is happening! The Fall District Leadership Conference will be held in Fort Smith on Monday, October 4th. Before you are able to go to the conference….YOU MUST JOIN!!! Membership dues are $20 and there is a $20 registration fee to attend the fall conference. Beginning TODAY, See Mrs. Torix to pay dues and register for the conference! The deadline for conference registration is Wednesday, September 15th. Students: Some of you completed the FBLA membership form last spring before school ended. If you did not pay your dues, please see Mrs. Torix to complete your membership no later than Friday, September 3rd. After school if you are needing to cross the bus loop please use the crosswalk. We do not want any accidents. The Mena High School Cheerleading team is doing a “Paint the Paw” fundraiser. Get your parking spot painted with your name and graduation year for $25! Deadline to order your parking spot is September 3rd! See Coach Hughes in room 315 for details or to reserve your Paw. Want to join a group that has a place for everyone? The FFA Organization is now accepting new members to join! There will be a meeting on September 10th in the Ag Building during Enrichment, this will be the first meeting of the year and it is encouraged for new members or interested students to attend. Dues are $17 and are encouraged to be paid as soon as possible. WE would love to see you there, and get to know you! Students, as we work toward keeping everyone healthy and safe here at Mena High School, please do not come to school with Flu like or COVID-like symptoms. -Positive COVID cases will have to ISOLATE for 10 days before returning to school -IF you wear a mask correctly and have been identified as a Close Contact, you will not have to quarantine. -If not wearing a mask, and you have been identified as a Close Contact, you will have to quarantine for 7-10 days if you have NOT been vaccinated. Students, you have the opportunity to be the teacher each Friday during Lunch A and Lunch B. Ms. Labertew will be set up in the cafeteria each Friday during lunch, ready for you to teach her a new skill or a trick. Once you show her how it’s done, she will attempt to perform it as well. Weather it’s juggling, roping, a card trick, or even dance moves, Ms. Labertew is ready for you to teach her something new. Look for her in the cafeteria each Friday during lunch for the “Teach Me How To…” events. LUNCH MENU August 23-27 Monday - Drumstick, Corn Dog, Chicken Sandwich, Cheeseburger Tuesday - Chicken Parmesan, Rib Patty Sand., Spicy Chicken Sand. Wednesday - Wing Bar, Hamburger, Chicken Sand., Hot Dog Thursday - Totally Tacos w/Cheese, Chicken Tenders, Hamburger Friday - Baked Potato, Backyard Burger, Chicken Sand., CheeseBurger
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Powder Puff Football will take place at 6:30pm on Wednesday, September 22nd, following the Homecoming Parade, at Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium. All proceeds will go to Bearcats For a Cure Relay for Life Team. Students who want to participate need to see Ms.Hobson or contact your class team captain! Seniors - Rachel Wilson Juniors - Emmi Hines Sophomores- Caroline Cannon Freshmen - Reese Montgomery
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Jr. High Volleyball will play at Greenwood today beginning with the JV game at 4:30pm. Mena Jr. High Football plays at Mansfield this evening with kickoff at 7:00pm. The 7th grade game scheduled for tonight has been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mrs. Bentley's Super Second Graders are enjoying their classroom library!!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mile Split has released the Arkansas Class 4A Cross Country Preseason Rankings & the Mena boys are ranked 7th. The season begins on September 7th. GO BEARCATS !
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mrs. Ford’s and Mrs. White’s third grade classes at Holly Harshman Elementary had a great time exploring the school garden on their noun scavenger hunt. Learning is so much more fun, when you can be outdoors!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena 7th grade football game at Mansfield on Thursday has been cancelled & will be rescheduled at a later date. The Mena Jr. High Bearcats will play as scheduled with kickoff at 7:00pm. GO BEARCATS!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Jostens will be in the MHS Performing Arts Center during enrichment on 10/28 to discuss and handout packets for Senior Rings. They will return and a Jostens representative will be set up in the Counseling Center on 11/3 to take orders.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
WHO'S READY FOR BEARCAT FOOTBALL ?!?!?!?! The spirit theme For Friday night's football game is “Go Greek” . Dress up for Srat/Frat night & lets beat DeQueen ! Kick-off is at 7:00pm. GO BEARCATS !
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS ANNOUNCEMENTS Wednesday, August 25 th I. Any 7 th or 8 th grader that is interested in joining the Cross Country Team will meet with Coach Peters in our gym right after these announcements. II. Reminders:  There will be an FBLA meeting for 7 th & 8 th graders this Friday during ACHIEVE.  6 th grade physicals for Wellness class are due this Friday.  The daily snack is available in the Cafeteria between 6 th & 7th period.  6 th graders need to enter the building through the 6 th grade entrance each morning.  8 th grade Basketball boys will be practicing at the High School this week.  Back to School Dance is next Tuesday evening. III. If you would like to request a song for the dance, write the song title, along with your name, on a sheet of paper and turn it in to Mrs. Rose. The song must not contain inappropriate lyrics. IV. Students, you should have received an email from me that gave details about the upcoming dance. I have had a couple of you ask if students from other schools may attend. Read your email again…this dance is for Mena Middle School students only. No other students are allowed at this dance. V. From Mr. McCormick: Tomorrow during ACHIEVE there will be a meeting in his classroom for all 6 th ,7 th , and 8 th grade students who are showing an animal at the County Fair. VI. If you are interested in Mena Youth League Soccer, we have registration forms in the office. This league is sponsored by the Mena Soccer Association – it is not a Mena Schools activity. Do not return the forms to our school. VII. Water Bottles. If you were absent last week and did not receive a MMS water bottle, you may come by the office and get one. Students, keep up with your water bottle so that you can use our fountains. We are required by current law to have water bottle filling stations. It is important that you stay hydrated. VIII. Lunchtime Weather: IX. Lunch Menu: Main Line – Chicken Wings Pizza Line – Pizza, PBJ, Deli Sandwich, Turkey Chef Salad Concession – Hamburger, Chicken Sandwich, Corn Dog
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School Student Council is selling the official 2021 Homecoming Tee this year! The cost will be $12 per shirt and we have youth sizes Small-Large and adult sizes Small-6X available for order! If you would like to order please email Ms.Hobson at ladatha.hobson@menaschools.org and drop off your money in a sealed envelope with your name to the Mena High School office no later than Friday, September 10th. Shirts will be delivered to all Mena Public School campuses and local businesses on Monday, September 20th. Go Bearcats!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
"The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood" coming in early November. Auditions are September 7th & 9th. We can't wait to watch !!!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Volleyball hosted Lake Hamilton Monday at Jim Rackley Gymnasium & the Union Bank Center.. The 7th Grade Ladycats lost 9-25 & 0-25. The Jr. High Ladycats won 25-18 & 25-23 The Sr. Ladycats won 25-15, 25-12 & 25-18 Mena will play at Greenwood on Thursday.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Volleyball will host Lake Hamilton at the Union Bank Center. The 7th Grade, Jr. JV, Sr. JV. Jr. High & Sr. High teams will play beginning at 4:30pm. MHS Golf will play at Hot Springs Village in a match hosted by Jessieville..
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Monday, August 23, 2021 Tuesday - Volleyball will host Lake Hamilton at the Union Bank Center MHS Golf will play at Hot Springs Village Wednesday - Thursday - Volleyball will play at Greenwood Jr. High Football will play at Mansfield Friday - Sr. Football will play DeQueen at Bearcat Stadium Ms. Lorrie is in the library today for anyone who needs a Chromebook issued or who is having issues. Students, as we work toward keeping everyone healthy and safe here at Mena High School, please do not come to school with Flu like or COVID-like symptoms. -Positive COVID cases will have to ISOLATE for 10 days before returning to school -IF you wear a mask correctly and have been identified as a Close Contact, you will not have to quarantine. -If not wearing a mask, and you have been identified as a Close Contact, you will have to quarantine for 7-10 days if you have NOT been vaccinated. Any students interested in signing up for the Cross Country team, please go see Coach Peters in Room 408 during Enrichment to express your interest and sign in. Sales are underway on orders for the 2022 Mena High School Yearbook. If you order by October 1, you will get your yearbook for the lowest price of $50 during the early bird special. You may order online at jostensyearbooks.com with a debit or credit card, or see Mr. Philpot in Room 205 to order with cash or check. FBLA has been waiting for an in person conference for a year and it is happening! The Fall District Leadership Conference will be held in Fort Smith on Monday, October 4th. Before you are able to go to the conference….YOU MUST JOIN!!! Membership dues are $20 and there is a $20 registration fee to attend the fall conference. Beginning TODAY, See Mrs. Torix to pay dues and register for conference! The deadline for conference registration is Wednesday, September 15th. Students: Some of you completed the FBLA membership form last spring before school ended. If you did not pay your dues, please see Mrs. Torix to complete your membership no later than Friday, September 3rd. After school if you are needing to cross the bus loop please use the crosswalk. We do not want any accidents. The Mena High School Cheerleading team is doing a “Paint the Paw” fundraiser. Get your parking spot painted with your name and graduation year for $25! Deadline to order your parking spot is September 3rd! See Coach Hughes in room 315 for details or to reserve your Paw. Want to join a group that has a place for everyone? The FFA Organization is now accepting new members to join! There will be a meeting on September 10th in the Ag Building during Enrichment, this will be the first meeting of the year and it is encouraged for new members or interested students to attend. Dues are $17 and are encouraged to be paid as soon as possible. WE would love to see you there, and get to know you! There will be an Ice Cream Social for Mena FFA members and Alumni members Tuesday, August 24th at 6:00pm in the Polk County Fair Commercial Building. All members are invited and we ask that each member encourage their parents to come as well. LUNCH MENU August 23-27 Monday - Drumstick, Corn Dog, Chicken Sandwich, Cheeseburger Tuesday - Chicken Parmesan, Rib Patty Sand., Spicy Chicken Sand. Wednesday - Wing Bar, Hamburger, Chicken Sand., Hot Dog Thursday - Totally Tacos w/Cheese, Chicken Tenders, Hamburger Friday - Baked Potato, Backyard Burger, Chicken Sand., CheeseBurger August 30 - September 3 Monday - Fish Sticks w/Mac and Cheese, Corn Dog, Hamburger, Chicken Sand. Tuesday - Loaded Tot & Chicken Bowl, Chicken Tenders, Rib Patty Sand.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Homecoming Dance is September 25th !
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Sr, Boys Golf competed at the Nashville Country Club on Monday. Mena finished in third behind Nashville & Hope.. Malvern & Bauxite also competed.. Varsity Sean Sullivan-48 Rhett Brotherton-53 Alex Rocha-54 Evan Leonard-56 Team-155 Jr. Varsity Brody Peters-42 Cooper Plunkett-60 Mena will be back in action on Tuesday at Hot Springs Village. GO BEARCATS!!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Ladycats had a good night at the Union Bank Center on Monday & defeated Waldron 25-13, 25-10 & 25-9. Mena is 1-0 & will face Lake Hamilton on Tuesday at the UBC. Games begin at 4:30pm. GO LADYCATS !!!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Jr. Ladycats were firing on all cylinders in the season opener on Monday afternoon. Mena defeated Waldron 25-20 & 25-17 at the Union Bank Center. The girls are back in action on Tuesday when they host Lake Hamilton. Games start at 4:30pm in the UBC. GO LADYCATS!!!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Last week started our new adventure in 2nd grade! After reading the book “Alma and the Worry Stone”, we made our own worry stones to remind us that we can do ANYTHING and we are LOVED!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Today is picture day for MMS Band, 7th Grade Cheer, Golf, 7th Grade Volleyball & 7th Grade Football.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS ANNOUNCEMENTS Monday, August 23rd I. If you still owe signed paper work, get those turned in asap. II. Attention 7 th grade Football Team – you will need to eat during Lunch “A” today so that you can be ready for your scheduled time for today’s team photo. III. From Mrs. Sikes: Any 7th or 8th grade student interested in joining FBLA need to go to Mrs Sikes room for a short meeting after announcements on Friday, Aug 27 th . IV. 6 th graders in Wellness class have until this Friday to have your medical physical completed and turned in. V. Starting today, there will be a small snack available to you in the Cafeteria between 6 th & 7 th periods. You are not required to get one but it will be available every day. Swing by, grab a snack, and head to 7 th period. VI. Reminder: When the first bell rings to start school, 6 th graders will enter the building at the 6 th grade doors near the car rider line. 7 th & 8 th graders will enter through the Cafeteria. VII. It looks like that the date for our MMS Back to School Dance will be one week from tomorrow, Tuesday, August 31. Much more info will be given later but for now you need to know that it is for MMS students only and the cost to enter will be $5.00 IX. Lunch Menu: Main Line – Chicken Drumsticks Pizza Line – Pizza, Deli Sandwich, PB&J Sandwich, Chef Salad Concession – Cheeseburger, Chicken Sandwich, Corn Dog
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Volleyball will play their season opener against Waldron at the Union Bank Center beginning at 4:00pm this afternoon. The Jr. High Varsity, Senior JV & Senior High Varsity will be in action. Mena Golf will be playing at the Nashville Country Club beginning at 3:30pm.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Middle School students Took advantage of the lunch break to squeeze in some line dancing on Friday!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mrs. Floyd's Fabulous Firsties had flashlight Friday and fun phonics today !
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
We had a FANTASTIC first week in kindergarten!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
After reading “Lacey Walker, Nonstop Talker”, we talked about being good listeners in Mrs. Smith's kindergarten class!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Students at Holly Harshman Elementary were showing off their new school shirts today. GO HHE !!!!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School Homecoming happens on September 24th & the entire week is full of activities !
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Friday, August 20, 2021 Students, as we work toward keeping everyone healthy and safe here at Mena High School, please do not come to school with Flu like or COVID-like symptoms. -Positive COVID cases will have to ISOLATE for 10 days before returning to school -IF you wear a mask correctly and have been identified as a Close Contact, you will not have to quarantine. -If not wearing a mask, and you have been identified as a Close Contact, you will have to quarantine for 7-10 days if you have NOT been vaccinated. Any students interested in signing up for the Cross Country team, please go by Coach Peters Room 408 during Enrichment today to express your interest and sign in. Attention FFA Livestock Exhibitors: Set-Up Day for the County Fair Livestock Barn is tomorrow starting at 9:00 am. Please make every effort to show up and do your part! It should only take a few hours if you will pitch in and help. Sales are underway on orders for the 2022 Mena High School Yearbook. If you order by October 1, you will get your yearbook for the lowest price of $50 during the early bird special. You may order online at jostensyearbooks.com with a debit or credit card, or see Mr. Philpot in Room 205 to order with cash or check. FBLA has been waiting for an in person conference for a year and it is happening! The Fall District Leadership Conference will be held in Fort Smith on Monday, October 4th. Before you are able to go to the conference….YOU MUST JOIN!!! Membership dues are $20 and there is a $20 registration fee to attend the fall conference. Beginning Monday, August 23rd, See Mrs. Torix to pay dues and register for conference! The deadline for conference registration is Wednesday, September 8th. Students: Some of you completed the FBLA membership form last spring before school ended. If you did not pay your dues, please see Mrs. Torix to complete your membership no later than Friday, September 3rd. After school if you are needing to cross the bus loop please use the crosswalk. We do not want any accidents. The Mena High School Cheerleading team is doing a “Paint the Paw” fundraiser. Get your parking spot painted with your name and graduation year for $25! Deadline to order your parking spot is September 3rd! See Coach Hughes in room 315 for details or to reserve your Paw. Want to join a group that has a place for everyone? The FFA Organization is now accepting new members to join! There will be a meeting on September 10th in the Ag Building during Enrichment, this will be the first meeting of the year and it is encouraged for new members or interested students to attend. Dues are $17 and are encouraged to be paid as soon as possible. WE would love to see you there, and get to know you! There will be an Ice Cream Social for Mena FFA members and Alumni members Tuesday, August 24th at 6:00pm in the Polk County Fair Commercial Building. All members are invited and we ask that each member encourage their parents to come as well. LUNCH MENU August 16-20 Friday: Quesadilla w/Cheese Sauce, Corn Dog, Chicken Sandwich, Backyard Burger, Pizza Salad; Meat Lovers Pizza by the Slice.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Volleyball lost to Van Buren 1-2 in Thursdays benefit game. The score was 25-27, 25-7 & 21-25. The Ladycats will play their season opener on Monday against Waldron at the Union Bank Center.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The 2021/2022 Mena Future Farmers of America Officers are Cierra Dulaney-President Kiylee Hughes-Vice President Claire Walston-Reporter Sarah Simmons-Treasurer Lacy Floyd-Secretary Taylor Thacker-Sentinel Allison Bates-Jr. Advisor
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Volleyball will play a benefit game at Van Buren tonight. The season opener is on Monday, August 23rd when they play Waldron at The Union Bank Center. 1976 was the first year competitive athletics was available to girls at MHS. The first Ladycat volleyball team won 6 of 12 matches that year. The team was coached by Janice Hobson Whorton & members included: BARBARA REDFIELD JIMMA EGGER TERESA HEATH MARY BARKER TERRI WRIGHT SUNNYE BIGGE KAREN WARD PEGGY DUGAN SHERRI EDDLEMAN JONI BERG SUE HANDY CATHY HOLONSHEK KAY HOBBS KATHY BECK CATHY MOTT MARQUETTA THORNTON SHERRY ALESHIRE BRENDA ARMSTRONG CINDY DERAMUS
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Football will play DeQueen in their season opener on Friday, August 27th at Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium. We thought now would be an appropriate time for a little history lesson. The first football game played by Mena High School was in 1912. In the game the Bearcats played DeQueen. The Leopards won by a score of 20-6. There were only thirteen boys on the Mena squad. Additionally, only two boys had ever even seen a game. One eyewitness said, “The small squad made up for lack of knowledge by rough play.” GO BEARCATS!!!!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MHS students in Deedra Hooker classroom testing some of new flexible seating options
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Want to join a group that has a place for everyone? The FFA Organization is now accepting new members! There will be a meeting on September 10th in the Ag Building during Enrichment, this will be the first meeting of the year and it is encouraged for new members or interested students to attend. Dues are $17 and are encouraged to be paid as soon as possible. WE would love to see you there, and get to know you!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School FBLA has been waiting for an in person conference for a year and it is happening! The Fall District Leadership Conference will be held in Fort Smith on Monday, October 4th. Before students are able to go to the conference….YOU MUST JOIN!!! Membership dues are $20 and there is a $20 registration fee to attend the fall conference. Beginning Monday, August 23rd, See Mrs. Torix to pay dues and register for conference! The deadline for conference registration is Wednesday, September 8th. Students: Some of you completed the FBLA membership form last spring before school ended. If you did not pay your dues, please see Mrs. Torix to complete your membership no later than Friday, September 3rd.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena volleyball will be playing a benefit game at Van Buren beginning at 5:30pm today!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mark Mabry taking care of all the things nobody else thinks about. GO MARK! GO BEARCATS!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mrs. Wendy McDaniel from UA Rich Mountain has been at Mena High School this week enrolling students in concurrent classes. GO BUCKS & GO BEARCATS !
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Drew Threlkeld helped distribute Bearcat water bottles to Mena Middle School Students on Wednesday. All water fountains are equipped with water bottle filling stations. Go Drew !!!!!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 Sports: Wednesday - Thursday - Ladycat Volleyball will play a benefit game at Van Buren Friday - Please do not come to school with Flu like or Covid like symptoms. -Positive cases will have to ISOLATE for 10 days before returning to school -IF you wear a mask correctly and have been identified as a Close Contact, you will not have to quarantine. -If no mask, and you have been identified as a Close Contact, you will have to quarantine for 7-10 days if you have NOT been vaccinated. Mrs. Wendy McDaniel will be here on campus all day to enroll face to face UARM students in the classroom where the students will be taking the classes. Sales are underway on orders for the 2022 Mena High School Yearbook. If you order by October 1, you will get your yearbook for the lowest price of $50 during the early bird special. You may order online at jostensyearbooks.com with a debit or credit card, or see Mr. Philpot in Room 205 to order with cash or check. LUNCH MENU August 16-20 Wednesday: Baked Potato w/Ham, Hamburger, Hot Dog, Chicken Sandwich, Turkey Salad; Sausage Pizza by the Slice. Thursday: Fish Sticks w/Mac & Cheese, Cheeseburger, Chicken Tenders, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Popcorn Chicken Salad; Cheeseburger Pizza by the Slice. Friday: Quesadilla w/Cheese Sauce, Corn Dog, Chicken Sandwich, Backyard Burger, Pizza Salad; Meat Lovers Pizza by the Slice.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Cheer was all smiles headed to Thursday's Bearcat scrimmage at Mansfield ! https://www.instagram.com/menavarsitycheer/?hl=en
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Golf played at the Waldron Country Club on Tuesday.. The Ladycats finished 2nd with a team score of 141. Just two strokes behind Charleston. Emmi Hines - 50 Madi Lyle - 45 Emily Leonard - 46 Emma Threlkeld - 67 . A pair of Sr. Boys competed for Mena. Alex Rocha - 56 Cooper Plunkett - 51 Mena will play at the Nashville Country Club on August 23rd. GO BEARCATS !!!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Football will play a scrimmage game tonight at Mansfield. The Jr. High scrimmage starts at 6:00pm with the Sr. High scrimmage to follow. Mena Golf will play at the Waldron Country Club beginning at 3:30pm. GO BEARCATS!!!!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS ANNOUNCEMENTS Tuesday, August 17 th I. Students, remember to bring all of your paperwork back to your ACHIEVE teacher ASAP. Make sure everything has been signed. Some forms require a signature from both you and your parent. You cannot have internet access until you have returned your signed computer use agreement form. II. If you still have a Chromebook from last year, get it turned in ASAP. III. The Nurse’s office is not where it was last year. It is now at the end of Hall “A”, near Ms Williamson’s and Mrs. Swall’s rooms. IV. Reminder: Bring a water bottle or plastic container with a lid to use at the fountains. It is important to drink water throughout the day…stay hydrated. V. Schedule Changes – Any 7 th grader that needs to visit with Mrs. Rose about an issue with your schedule, may put your name on the list located outside of her office. VI. There will be a Beginning Band Instrument Meeting this Thursday, August 19th from 3:30-5:30 pm in the Middle School Band Room. VII. During lunch, nobody is allowed to hang out near the safe room. Do not go past the sidewalk next to the safe room. That is considered a part of the high school campus. VIII. Also during lunch, place your backpacks along a wall either near the storage cubbies or along the wall outside of the library in the cafeteria or in the main hallway by the main entrance to the library. Do not block any doors with your backpacks and do not keep them at your table. This is a violation of fire safety code. I X. Lunchtime Weather: X. Lunch Menu: Main Line – Chicken & Dumplings Concession – Chicken Tenders, Rib Patty Sandwich, Spicy Chicken Sandwich Pizza Line – Pizza, Deli Sandwich, PB&J Sandwich, Cobb Salad XI. Club / Group
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Golf played at the Magellan Golf Course in Hot Springs Village on Monday.. Emmi Hines led the varsity girls with a 54. Madi Lyle - 55 Emma Threlkeld - 62 Sean Sullivan led the varsity boys with a 49. Rhett Brotherton - 53 Evan Leonard - 55 Brody Peters-58 JV Boys Alex Rocha - 44 Cooper Plunkett - 47 Mena will play again today at the Waldron Country Club. GO BEARCATS !!!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Bearcat fans should know that mask guidelines will vary from school to school & sport to sport this year. Each school has adopted their own rules for attendance & you should be prepared when attending road games. We will do our best to keep you posted on any mask policy we are made aware of. Thank you & Go Bearcats !!!!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
There will be a Mena Beginning Band Instrument Meeting on Thursday, August 19th from 3:30-5:30pm. Meet in the middle band room. Anyone who is interested in the rent to own program please bring your check book. Books are $9 for most instruments. --
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Superintendent Dr. Lee Smith was spotted greeting students in the car line at Holly Harshman Elementary on Monday !!!!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
It was a a foggy start to the first day of school in Mena but all seemed excited to start the 2021/2022 school year !!!!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The residents & staff at The Cottages were out bright and early on Monday greeting students at Holly Harshman Elementary on the first day of school. They also made a large donation of water & other supplies which Superintendent Dr. Lee Smith was happy to accept. Thank you so much for your support. Our students love their neighbors at The Cottages. https://www.facebook.com/The-Green-House-Cottages-of-Homewood-1502571206663071
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to Mena students who were selected to the 2021 Polk County Rodeo Royalty! Queen Breanna Hall Princess Brenlei Mirus Wrangler Drake Mirus https://www.facebook.com/PCFRA
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Spotlight Singer tryouts were held on Friday at Mena High School. Mrs. Lana Coogan is pleased to announce that three freshman were selected to join the group. They were: Emily Dodson Abigail Koppein Yennyte Tecson Congratulations to these singers! We can't wait to hear you perform!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
2021 scholarship recipient Cauy House is a recent Mena High School graduate with plans to attend Ouachita Baptist University to study agribusiness. In high school, Cauy was a member of National Society of High School Scholars, National Honors Society, FFA and played for the Mena High School football team. He will also play football for OBU this fall. Cauy grew up on his family’s cow-calf operation in Polk county and says that in addition to pursing a career in agriculture business, he wants to continue to invest time into raising quality beef. “Rural life has played a huge role in helping me decide on what I want to be in the future,” Cauy said. “I thank my dad every day for raising me up on our farm and teaching me how to be a cattleman. Without him doing that, I would have no clue on what I would want to be.”
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena High School Cheerleaders were in mid-season form at Thursday's Red & Black Scrimmage . GO BEARCATS!!!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Red & Black Scrimmage was held on Thursday night at Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium. The Bearcats will scrimmage again at Mansfield on Thursday, August 17th & the season opener is on Friday, August 27th when Mena host DeQueen. GO BEARCATS!!! https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics...
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
How about those Little Cat Cheerleaders ! Boosting the Bearcats at Thursday's Red & Black Scrimmage ! GO BEARCATS!!!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
If you are planning to attend the Mena football game at Hot Springs on September 10th please be aware that tickets will be sold online only. No tickets will be sold at the gates. Tickets may be printed or downloaded on a phone and scanned in at the gate. Here's the link for parents/fans to purchase tickets for the September 10, 2021 game at Hot Springs. hotspringstrojans.ticketleap.com/hsfb-hot-springs-vs-mena/
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
HHE parents need to check their email and fill out the lunch form, if they haven’t already done so. WE just need ONE per household. Thank you.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Teachers from across the Mena School District are meeting in the Mena High School Performing Arts Center today. They are there to hear Michelle Finn speak on "The New Art and Science of Teaching." Finn is the coauthor of "A Handbook for Personalized, Competency-Based Education" & recently received notoriety as a cast member on the tv show "Alone" on the History Channel. https://www.history.com/shows/alone/cast/michelle-finn
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Rodney Dominguez & Logan Myers work on the finishing touches in preparation for the first day of school on Monday, August 16th. A scene that's been repeated at all campuses today.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Coach Randy peters has released the 2021 schedule for Mena Cross Country. The first meet is Tuesday, September 7th. GO BEARCATS!!!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Jr. Ladycats were split up into a “Red Team” and “Black Team” over the last two weeks for different of competitions. Today we challenged the girls to bring canned goods for a local food pantry. Red team won, bringing 120 food items, while the black team had 79! All together we are able to donate 199 food items to families in need in our community. We are very proud of these girls and their willingness to help people. Go Ladycats !
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The annual Red & Black Scrimmage is Thursday night at 6pm in Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium. If you participated in the Little Cats Cheer Camp this year you are invited to cheer at the Red & Black Scrimmage. The Bearcats will scrimmage again on 8/17 at Mansfield & the season opener is on 8/27 when Mena will host DeQueen. GO BEARCATS!!! https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter_ids=19617
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
If you participated in the Little Cats Cheer Camp this year you are invited to cheer at the Red & Black Scrimmage on Thursday 8/12. That will be at Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium beginning at 6pm... GO BEARCATS !!!!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Attn 9th and 10th Grade Parents: Open House is from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 11, entrance in the cafeteria. There were two emails sent to the parent/guardian email address with directions and links to fill out paperwork prior to Open House. The first was sent August 2 from David Maxwell titled Mena High School Returning Student Registration. You will receive a confirmation email after you submit these forms. The second one was sent August 6, titled Mena High School Required Forms. Students must have all paperwork submitted before they can receive their schedules or chrome books.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
***** WAY BACK WEDNESDAY ***** This is the final installment of Way Back Wednesday. Does anybody claim to know these crazy kids from 1990 ?????
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School coaches & players had a great time with the youth league players on Monday at a Pop Up Camp. We reviewed basic fundamentals on offense and tackle technique/form. Our Seniors did a GREAT job helping out with the coaches! Thanks to MYFA and their great coaches for letting us come out!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Nurse Bobbi at Mena High School has released the Flu Shot & Asthma forms, for parents who need them, to fill out. The date for the Flu Shot clinic is October 13th. Flu shot form: https://dochub.com/bobbi-baker/275eAYrVo6NBJyoKzXnBNQ/flu-shot-forms-pdf?dt=bkYY3Jpsg-z1s8eDaLgy (Shots only, no mist will be provided at school for safety reasons) Asthma form: https://dochub.com/bobbi-baker/Xv7zYW5RnmNr2zzw2A9egx/asthma-a-and-b-form-pdf?dt=jASW-VcRwYjnm45PYzgJ Parents should be able to use your child's chromebook to fill these forms out using Kami software or you can print the forms and fill them out. She accepts paper, faxes, or e-mail forms...Whatever is most convenient for you!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Everyone at Holly Harshman Elementary are ready to welcome students on Monday, August 16th !!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=361FBkpcjLY
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Middle School Pricipal Todd Coogan spoke to our 7th and 8th graders today about Bearcat Pride and Expectations for athletes during the school year!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Our students return to school on Monday, August 16th. Please help us keep them safe. Be aware that busses will be picking up students in the morning & dropping them off in the afternoon each school day. Blinking yellow means that the bus is approaching a stop. Blinking red means that the bus is stopped & students are currently entering or exiting the bus. Let's all do our part to make it a safe year!!!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Please use caution when driving on Dallas Avenue near Mena Middle School & Mena High School. The Mena cheer teams will be painting paws on Tuesday & Thursday for the next few weeks. When they are working the work zone will be clearly marked with barricades & traffic cones. Your cooperation is appreciated & GO BEARCATS !!!!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Spotlight Singer Auditions will be held on Friday, August 13th from 3:30pm-5:00pm. Those auditioning should come to room 203 at Mena High School. Please come prepared to sing a song of your choice, a cappella for 30 seconds.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
PCVA chromebook pickup is available Tuesday from 9am-noon or Wednesday 1pm-5pm at Mena Middle School. All other pickups can be scheduled by emailing or calling Teresa Warner at the Middle School. teresa.warner@menaschools.org 479-394-2572
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Monday was Fall Sports Picture Day for Senior High Cheer, Junior High Cheer, MHS Band, Senior High Football, Junior High Football, Senior High Volleyball, Junior High Volleyball. The next Fall Sports Picture Day will be on August 23rd & will include MMS Band, Golf, Cross Country, 7th Grade Football, 7th Grade Volleyball, 7th Grade Cheer. GO BEARCATS!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Paint the Paw fundraiser!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School is proud to be able to provide most of the school supplies needed this year for their students. We hope this relieves some of the financial burden of beginning school. If any additional supplies are needed, the students will be informed in their classes. GO BEARCATS!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats competed at the Lakeside volleyball team camp on Friday. Mena will play a benefit game at Van Buren on August 19th/ The Ladycats will host Waldron in the season opener on August 23rd. GO LADYCATS!!!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena High School Faculty and Staff would like to take this opportunity to welcome your student to the new school year. We are asking that prior to Open House you take the time to complete the Mena High School Required Student Forms for any children who are enrolled at Mena High School. Paperwork must be completed before your child will be able to pick up their Chromebook. Mena High School Required Student Forms https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfYxE1XphNySHOgmo54Qg99eqiSESdnX0DQ4xZuu5Ike4ockQ/viewform Open House Junior/Senior Tuesday, August 10th from 4-7 Freshman/Sophomore Wednesday, August 11th from 4-7
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Earlier this week the Mena Public Schools asked patrons to participate in a survey. There were only 40 responses on the poll and 12 of those indicated they would participate in a vaccine clinic at the school. We have talked to health officials in town and the number of young people being vaccinated at the Health Unit and pharmacy is increasing so we encourage all of you who said 'yes' to the clinic to have our students vaccinated at those places. There is not enough interest to organize a vaccine clinic at the school. Thank you!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Cheer is getting pumped for the first day of school on August 16th! Go Bearcats!!!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Ladatha Hobson, Kristi Wilson & the Mena High School FCCLA Officers met today & began planning for the 2021/2022 school year.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Jr. High volleyball preseason dress up days continued on Thursday with a Christmas theme. GO LADYCATS!!!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Just a reminder that we will be looking for your pictures on the first day of school, August 16th. Be looking for a post where you can share as a comment that Monday.. We can't wait to see our students !!!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Middle School math department is rolling out the red carpet for students. Similar preparations continue throughout the district in preparation for the first day of school on Monday, August 16th..
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
.Jr. High volleyball preseason dress up days continue. Today's theme was the Olympics . GO LADYCATS!!!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena golf team played in a nine hole tournament at the Waldron Country Club on Wednesday. Charleston, Booneville & Mansfield also competed. Sean Sullivan-41 Rhett Brotherton-43 Evan Leonard-48 Emmi Hines-51 Madi Lyle-52 Brody Peters-52 Cooper Plunkett-54 Mena will be back in action on Monday, August 16th at a tournament hosted by Ft. Lake at Hot Springs Village.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena golf team played in a nine hole tournament at the Waldron Country Club on Wednesday. Charleston, Booneville & Mansfield also competed. Sullivan-41 Rhett Brotherton-43 Evan Leonard-48 Emmi Hines-51 Madi Lyle-52 Brody Peters-52 Cooper Plunkett-54 Mena will be back in action on Monday, August 16th at a tournament hosted by Ft. Lake at Hot Springs Village.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
When your a senior you have to keep those freshman in line ! Marching band fundamentals continue thru Friday at MHS !
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
***** Way Back Wednesday ***** CLINT HALE & his hogs 1998. Beginning August 30th current Mena FFA members will be showing their animals at the Polk County Fair. Clint is currently the Ag Advisor at Prairie Grove High School.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena golf team is back in action today at the Waldron Country Club ! GO BEARCATS!!!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
2021/2022 student supply list for Mena Middle School !
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
If you have attempted to complete online registration for Holly Harshman Elementary School we want you to know that we have noticed a number of you are making a mistake. You will be asked if you are a “NEW” or “RETURNING” student. If your student has not previously attended Mena Schools you should click NEW. If you attended Mena Schools last year click RETURNING. Also if you made this mistake while attempting online registration you will need to do it again. We apologize for any inconvenience & if you have any questions contact HHE at (479) 394-3151. Parents/Guardians: Please be sure and complete the online enrollment for ALL STUDENTS (NEW & RETURNING). snap codes will be needed to complete the online forms. Snap codes were sent out via email last week and they are being sent out in paper form THIS WEEK, so be on the lookout in your mailbox! 🙂 Please continue to monitor our FB page for updates regarding back to school! 🙂 Currently, our HHE Open House is still scheduled for Tuesday, August 10th from 1-6pm. *Please try to register your student BEFORE coming to the open house. *There will be additional forms to fill out when you get to the building, so the more you can do ahead of time, the better! 🙂 *After ALL forms are completed, you will be dismissed to meet your child's teacher(s). *Once again, there will be drawings for those that COMPLETE ALL necessary paperwork. *WE APPRECIATE YOU!! 🙂
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Out of an abundance of caution, Mena School District will make the following adjustments to the upcoming Open House schedule: On-site Open Houses for 1st through 8th grade students will be limited to students who are new to the district (did not attend school at Mena Public Schools last year) and students new to that building; Kindergarten for Louise Durham, 3rd grade for Holly Harshman, and 6th grade for Mena Middle School. All other students will have a virtual open house available to them during the same scheduled time as their original Open House or they will receive communication from their homeroom teacher at that time. On-site Open House for Kindergarten and students who are new to LDES will be: Last Name A-M: Monday, August 9 from 1-6pm Last Name N-Z: Tuesday, August 10 from 1-6pm On-site Open House for 3rd grade and students who are new to HHES will be Tuesday, August 10th from 1-6pm. On-site Open House for 6th grade and students who are new to MMS will be Tuesday, August 10, from 1-7pm. Mena High School will still have on-site Open House for all students, 9th-12th grade. Times will be: Tuesday, August 10 Juniors/Seniors 4 pm-7 pm Wednesday, August 11 Sophomores/Freshman 4 pm-7 pm For any questions regarding your student’s Open House, please contact their building. Mena High School: (479) 394-1144 Mena Middle School: (479) 394-2572 Holly Harshman Elementary School: (479) 394-3151 Louise Durham Elementary School: (479) 394-2943
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
.Jr. High volleyball preseason dress up days continue. Today's theme was dress up as something that starts with the same letter as your name. GO LADYCATS!!!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The first day of school is Aug. 16th but the Bearcat Band is already at work. This week they are working on the fundamentals of marching. The band pool party is on Thursday. Uniform checkout is Friday. Pictures with Lifetouch are Monday & next week will be show music sectionals
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena golf team opened the season on Monday at Degray State Park Golf Course. Teams from Ft. Lake, Arkadelphia, DeQueen, Nashville & Malvern also competed. Emmi Hines led Mena with a 100 over 18 holes. GO BEARCATS !!!!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to 2019 Mena High School graduate CONNOR HARVEY ! Harvey, a red shirt sophomore at Southern Arkansas University, was recently named to the Great American Conference All-Academic Team. Connor is majoring in sports management / athletic administration & has a 3.49 GPA. GO CONNOR !!!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Jr. High volleyball preseason dress up days are underway. Today was DAD DAY !!!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Parents/Guardians: Please be sure and complete the online enrollment for ALL STUDENTS (NEW & RETURNING). snap codes will be needed to complete the online forms. Snap codes were sent out via email last week and they are being sent out in paper form THIS WEEK, so be on the lookout in your mailbox! :) Please continue to monitor our FB page for updates regarding back to school! :) Currently, our HHE Open House is still scheduled for Tuesday, August 10th from 1-6pm. *Please try to register your student BEFORE coming to the open house. *There will be additional forms to fill out when you get to the building, so the more you can do ahead of time, the better! :) *After ALL forms are completed, you will be dismissed to meet your child's teacher(s). *Once again, there will be drawings for those that COMPLETE ALL necessary paperwork. *WE APPRECIATE YOU!! :)
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
As always, Louise Durham Elementary will provide most school supplies for our students! Families will only need to supply a backpack. If you are able to bring hand sanitizer gel or sanitizing wipes, we would greatly appreciate the help. We cant wait to see our HEROES!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Holly Harshman Elementary student supply list for 2021/2022 !
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena golf team is scheduled to begin their season today at the Degray State park Golf Course in Arkadelphia today at 10:00am. GO BEARCATS!!!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
2021 Sales Tax Holiday Beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday August 7, 2021, and ending at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday August 8, 2021, the State of Arkansas will hold its sales tax holiday allowing shoppers the opportunity to purchase certain Electronic Devices, School Supplies, School Art Supplies, School Instructional Materials, and Clothing free of state and local sales or use tax. All retailers are required to participate and may not charge tax on items that are legally tax-exempt during the Sales Tax Holiday. https://www.dfa.arkansas.gov/.../sales.../sales-tax-holiday/
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
If you live in the Mena School District be looking for our new newsletter to arrive in your mailbox in early August. GO BEARCATS!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
During the JAG Virtual National Training Seminar - July 12-15, 2021 Mena High School was recognized by National JAG for - exceeding the "5 of 5" Performance Outcome Standards for the Class of 2020 including Graduation Rate, Employment Rate, Positive Outcome Rate, Further Education, and Full-time Employment Rate and 2021 Peak Performer - Karen Purvis JAG Specialist at Mena High School. Congratulations to Mrs. Purvis & all the JAG students at MHS. https://jag.org/
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Jr. Ladycats are on their way home after a great week at the Licking Volleyball Team Camp in Branson Missouri. The Varsity Jr Ladycats made it to the semifinals of the tournament today and lost to Greenbrier. GO LADYCATS!!!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Color Guard Camp is happening this week in the Paul Gray Band Center Center at MHS. (photo by lexi dilbeck)
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Classified staff interested in the REACH program were invited to an informational meeting on Wednesday. REACH is a para to teacher program that partners with REACH University to train paraprofessionals in the pathway to earning a Bachelor's degree. Cost is minimal and time invested includes course work as well as the time at work. https://www.reach.edu/ https://www.facebook.com/ReachUniversity
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Sarah Grenier, an MHS senior, has been recognized by Certiport's Microsoft Office Specialist Championship Team for earning 1st place in Arkansas for her score on the Microsoft Excel 2019 test this past spring. Not only did she earn Excel certification, she also is certified in Word, PowerPoint and Access. The MOS test is a nationally recognized certification exam which students can take in the Survey of Business class at Mena High School. They are provided training and then are given the opportunity to test in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access. Not only can they earn certifications, but there are several colleges in Arkansas that award college credit for their basic computer applications course if a student shows proof they have passed the certification test for all four of the tested programs. Congratulations Sarah!!!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
When the drumline shows up things are about to get real ! Bearcat Band important dates. August 2nd - Mandatory High School Band Parent Meeting August 2nd-6th - Marching Band Fundamentals August 5th - Band Pool Party August 6th - Uniform Checkout August 9th - Lifetouch Pictures August 9th & 10th - Show Music Sectionals https://menabands.weebly.com/
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Just a reminder That sub training will be on Monday at 9:00am !
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
*** WAY BACK WEDNESDAY *** Who remembers this young man ???
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mr. John Ponder, immediate past director of the DeQueen Mena Educational Service Cooperative & former Mena High School superintendent, was recognized for 38 years of service to education at the Arkansas Association of Educational Administrators Summer Conference today. He is pictured with his wife, Mrs. Robin Ponder who recently retired from her position at Mena MIddle School. Congratulations!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Bearcat Football Red & Black Scrimmage will be held on Thursday, August 12th at Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium. The scrimmage begins at 6:00pm, The Jr, High & 7th Grade Bearcats will also be recognized.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School Band Director Charles Morgan has announced a few schedule changes over the next few weeks. The band pool party was changed to Aug. 5th. 5:30-7:30pm Uniform check out will be Aug. 6th. @ 3:00pm Lifetouch Pictures will be Aug. 9th @ 7:30 am
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats began play at the Licking Volleyball Team Camp in Branson Missouri today. https://lickingcamps.com/ Check the 2021 schedule on the website at https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter_ids=19738
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
To purchase a parking pass, all school paperwork must be completed prior to purchasing. A parent must be present at open house to complete paperwork and sign off on the parking pass agreement. Please bring $10, student driver’s license, insurance card and the license plate number of the vehicle being driven to school. All senior pre-reserved sites will be held only through the conclusion of the junior/senior open house night. After that, they will be released for other students. Cheerleaders will be on site to sell personalized parking spots for an additional $25 as a fundraiser.”
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Ladycat Volleyball is in Branson Missouri for the Licking Team Camp this week. On day one they found time for a little team bonding at Fritz's Adventure. GO LADYCATS!!!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Public Schools are well represented at the 46th Annual Arkansas Association of Educational Administrators Summer Conference in Little Rock. In the Photo: Amy Montgomery - MHS Assistant Principal David Maxwell - MHS Principal Dr. Lee Smith - Superintendent Bridget Buckley - Assistant Superintendent Christy Harrison - SPED Supervisor Teresa Warner - MMS Assistant Principal Pete Rose - LDE Building Manager
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Attention Mena FFA and Mena Public Schools 4-H Livestock Exhibitors: This Saturday registration for the County Fair will open. Use the link below to register. Also remember if you are showing at AYE you have to get registered by Saturday! https://polkar.fairwire.com/?fbclid=IwAR1q7S4Su6Q9_CjjhRlf_94-W7kvaw56fUKdHuVLezFCywftgqP5UD0Ej2g
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The 2021 Open House is just around the corner! PreK will be making appointments with parents individually & you should be receiving a call from the teacher to schedule a time.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Add this to the list of jobs you wouldn’t want. Painting the eyebrow red on the main entrance at Mena High School.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena hosted another team camp at Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium on Thursday. DeQueen, Hackett & Mansfield participated & the Bearcats were clicking. See the 2021 schedule on our website at https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter_ids=19617
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Middle School would like to remind you that all 6th grade lifetime wellness students will need a recent physical before being allowed to participate.. Thank You.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Bearcat golf season tees off one week from Monday ! https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter_ids=20088
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena shooting sports team worked in some practice time on Wednesday afternoon. This is the first year for the program & these Bearcats can really sling the lead.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Michelle Finn, an educational consultant with Marzanos Research, will spend the day with Mena School District faculty on Thursday, August 12th. She will focus on The New Art and Science of Teaching. Student engagement and the district instructional model will be highlights of the day. Finn is the a coauthor of A Handbook for Personalized, Competency-Based Education. Michelle recently received notoriety as a cast member on the tv show "Alone" on the History Channel. https://www.history.com/shows/alone/cast/michelle-finn
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to the Mena Ladycats on their 5th place finish at the 501 Volley Team Camp. After day one Mena was 2nd based on their point percentage formula. 16 teams competed in 3 rounds of pool play and then bracket play. Those teams included 🏐Benton-1 🏐Little Rock Christian 🏐Bryant 🏐Mount St. Mary 🏐Paris 🏐Mena 🏐Baptist Prep 🏐Episcopal Collegiate 🏐Fountain Lake 🏐Cabot 🏐Beebe 🏐Brookland 1 🏐Benton 2 🏐Brookland 2 🏐Little Rock Central 🏐Greenbrier Mena will play a benefit game on August 19th at Van Buren & the season opener will be on August 23rd when the Ladycats host Waldron. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter_ids=19738
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
*** WAY BACK WEDNESDAY *** 2008 was not so long ago for some of us but 13 years qualifies for WBW ! JEREMY DERAMUS & MYCAH WAGNER back in the day !
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Public Schools Transportation Supervisor James Davis would like to remind you that the bus driver in service will be Monday, July 26th. This will be for all bus drivers from 9am-noon & Mena drivers will continue from 1pm-3pm. All happening in the MHS Performing Arts Center.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Bearcats hosted a team camp at Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium on Tuesday. Teams from Horatio & Dierks participated.. Mena will host another team camp on Thursday 7/22 & the annual parent meeting & family night will be Thursday at 6pm. Thge Bearcats will play a scrimmage game at Mansfield on August 17th & the season opener is on August 27th when they host DeQueen. GO BEARCATS!!! https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter_ids=19617
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to 2021 graduate SAM EFIRD ! Sam will be attending Ouachita Baptist University & on Monday he signed his letter of intent to play baseball for the Tigers. Efird was an all conference performer for the Bearcats in baseball, football & basketball.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The 2021 Mena Ladycat volleyball schedule has been released. The first game is a benefit game that will be played at Van Buren on August 19th. GO LADYCATS!!!!! https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics...
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
This isn't the cover you will find in the stores but inside this year's Hooten's Arkansas Football you will find JAKE BROTHERTON on the 4-4A Conference cover page & LOGAN YANG on the pre season 4A All Super Sonic Team! Pick up a copy today.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Bearcat coaches were "Tipping The Tank" at the Mena Wal-Mart on Saturday. TTT is a fundraiser for the Arkansas Children's Hospital. Coaches Randy Peters, Isaac Minton, Tommy Johnson & Craig Bentley looked right at home & had obviously been practicing for weeks. GO BEARCATS!!!!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Math department at Mena High School will have a new face included in 2021/2022. We are excited to have KATHY SMITH on board. My name is Kathy Smith. I hold a Bachelor of Science in applied mathematics and a minor in German from the University of Iowa and a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Southern Arkansas University. I learned to call the Hogs in Nepal where I served as a Peace Corps volunteer from 1991-1993. I have worked in the finance, biotechnology, and logistics industries. After homeschooling my 5 children for several years, I returned to public education.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Join us in welcoming AMY MONTGOMERY to the Mena High School crew!!! Hi, my name is Amy Montgomery and I am excited to be joining Mena Public Schools as the new Assistant Principal at Mena High School and AE Director. I obtained my Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Henderson State University and my Master of Science in Education from Arkansas State University. I just finished 20 years in education with 14 years spent teaching mathematics, 3 years as a K-12 Mathematics Instructional Facilitator, and 3 years as a Curriculum Director. I enjoy spending time with my two children, Luke and Avery.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Holly Harshman Elementary student supply list for 2021/2022 !
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
As always, Louise Durham Elementary will provide most school supplies for our students! Families will only need to supply a backpack. If you are able to bring hand sanitizer gel or sanitizing wipes, we would greatly appreciate the help. We cant wait to see our HEROES!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Third grade summer school kiddos in dog 🐶 ears- they’re reading “Stone Fox”
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Good day of work at Pottsville today for the Junior High Bearcats! A lot of reps against a lot of different teams! We are proud of this group!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
2021 Mena High School graduate SAM EFIRD has been offered a baseball scholarship at Ouachita Baptist University. Sam will be signing with OBU on Monday, July 19th at 12:30 in the Union Bank Center. Efird was a multi-sport athlete at MHS. and earned all conference honors in baseball, basketball & football.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Jr. Girls have been competing in the Jessieville Team Camp on Wednesday & Thursday. Judging by those smiles they have had a successful outing... GO LADYCATS!!!!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Check out the new sensory walk that has been added to the hall at Louise Durham Elementary this summer. The students are gonna love it!!!! See a full video on our social media.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Some much needed shade has been added to the playground for students at Louise Durham Elementary to enjoy in 2021/2022. The first day of school will be Monday, August 16th.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
More Service Project work from our Mena Bearcat football players! They have done a great job and we are proud of them!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Sr. High Head Coach Randy Peters, Jr. High Head Coach Isaac Minton & Bearcat players are putting future Bearcats thru their paces today during day one of the Little Cats Basketball Camp at the Union Bank Center! GO BEARCATS!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The 1984 school play "Rest Assured" must have been a doozy. See if you can spot these Bearcats in the photo. Stephanie Tapley Donna Blackketter Christy Hendricks Laura McChristian Suzanne Redman Becky Hilton Anna Mace Valerie Parker Lynn Wood Denise Shelley Jamie Wilson Brian Schuller Bill McCourtney Matt Stewman David Graves Chris Dunaway Trevitt Blackburn Jason Farthing Robby Sanders
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Public Schools are excited to welcome a number of new teachers in 2021-2022. One of those is ABI TILLEY at Louise Durham Elementary. Hi I am Abi Tilley. I just graduated from Henderson State University in May with a degree in Elementary Education. I am so excited to begin my teaching adventure in Kindergarten this year! Me and my husband, Caleb, have been married for two years and we are highly anticipating our 1st child’s arrival in September! My hobbies include playing music with my husband, spending time with family and friends, and anything crafty. I am extremely honored to be able to teach in Mena. I’m looking forward to what this year has in store!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Jr. Bearcats were scrimmaging Caddo Hills when we stopped by the Union Bank Center this morning. Don't forget that the Little Cats Basketball begins on Wednesday. Check the schedule for the upcoming season on our website at https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Public Schools is in search of a secondary Vocal Music Instructor. This position would be in charge of the Choir program from grades 6-12 and teach 4 levels of choir, 6th grade, 7/8 grade, HS choir, and HS ensemble as well as HS Music appreciation. Mena Public Schools is also searching for a Secondary English Teacher. Get more information on our website at https://menaschools.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Little Cats Cheer Camp MHS Saferoom July 30-31st Camp A: 6th - 9th grade (2021-2022) 9am-3pm Cost: $30 per Student Concessions will be available. No awards will be given this year as we hope for this camp to be fun and help build cheerleading skills because our focus is to encourage and develop a strong Mena Cheer program. Athletes should bring their own lunch for each day. Direct any questions to Coach Hughes: andrea.hughes@menaschools.org
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School teachers Colby Singleton & Bernice Philpot are leading MHS students & students from around the area through the first day of ACT Boot Camp in the Performing Arts Center today!!!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Lets welcome REAGAN PETERS to the staff at Mena Middle School!! Hello, my name is Reagan Peters. I graduated from Southern Arkansas University this past May with my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. I will be teaching 6th-grade math at Mena Middle School, and I am thrilled to work with the staff at Mena Middle School. I recently got married over the summer, and I love sports. I spend a lot of my free time in a gym or outdoors with my family. I am so thankful to be a part of Mena Public Schools. Go Ladycats and Bearcats!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
We are so pleased to have SHANNON LYLE on our team at Mena High School this year !!! Hello! My name is Shannon Lyle and I am excited to be the high school counselor! I began my post-secondary work at Arkansas Tech University, completing my B.S. in Mathematics Education in 1996. I obtained a M.S. in School Counseling from Henderson University in 2013. I also have building level administration certification. I have 21 years of experience in public school education. That experience ranges from math teacher to school principal, both at the high school level. I am blessed beyond measure to be happily married with two sons and a step-daughter. I am honored to be a part of Mena High and I am looking forward to getting to know the high school students, helping them navigate this exciting phase of their lives, and assisting them on their journey into the next phase of career, college and life!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
What is your teen doing this summer? JR WHITE missed senior pictures this year! So here is one from Army Boot Camp at Fort Benning Georgia! GO JR !!! GO BEARCATS!!!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
A great new crew member has come on board at Holly Harshman Elementary. Lets welcome LIBERTY JACOT to the 4th grade hallway. Hello, my name is Liberty Jacot and I am blessed to be teaching 4th grade ELA and Social Studies at Holly Harshman Elementary. I hold a Bachelor of Elementary Education and a Master of Education Leadership. I have 11 years experience in teaching and intervention in upper elementary. I am honored to be serving my community alongside the dedicated, talented staff of HHE.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School Class of 2022 Senior Pictures were taken earlier this week.... GO SENIORS!!!!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
WAY BACK WEDNESDAY!!! 2002 was a good year.... I'm sure these Bearcats would agree... If you know who they are tag 'em up !!!!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Over the last few weeks we have had the pleasure of introducing the new staff members at Mena Public Schools & today we would like to welcome TIMOTHY WALSTON. My name is Timothy Walston and I am a 2001 graduate of Mena Public Schools. I attended Ouachita Baptist University where I graduated with a BA in Music and a BA in psychology. After that, I began my career in education where I taught high school band and choir for 11 years at Wickes and Cossatot River School Districts. I got my masters degree in school counseling from Henderson State University in 2011. Part of that time I was band director, I was also part time counselor at Vandervoort Elementary School. For the past four years, I have been a full time elementary and high school counselor at Wickes Elementary and Umpire Schools. This year, I will be taking on the role of 9th grade counselor and 9th-12th grade college and career coach at Mena High School. My favorite movie has always been Jurassic Park and my favorite season is fall. I like to play the piano, paint, and I enjoy cooking. I love Mexican food and iced coffee. I also love to travel!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
A huge shout out to Mena High School Seniors AUSTIN ROSE & JARRETT BURGER. Austin & Jarrett finished 15th in the 2021 HS National Championship Team Tournament Standings. They were only able to land two keepers, weighing 2lbs 10oz, on Friday. Unfortunately that was not good enough to qualify for Saturday's World Finals. Great job Basscats !!!! https://highschoolfishing.org/saf-live/
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Many opportunities have been missed in recent years at Mena Public Schools simply because parents have declined to fill out a free and reduced meal application. Filling out the application not only helps those in need but helps ALL students in the district. It’s easy to do & can be done on the Mena Public School website at https://frapps.horizonsolana.com/welcome Additional information is also available on the website at https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/813911/FREQUENTLY_ASKED_QUESTIONS_ABOUT_FREE_AND_REDUCED_PRICE_SCHOOL_MEALS.pdf If you require still more information feel free to stop by the administration building during office hours at 501 Hickory in Mena. You may also call 479-394-1710 or Email sherry.newman@menaschools.org .
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Basscats caught a limit on day 2 but not as many lbs. Austin & Jarrett fall in the standings but are still in good position for day 3 & a good chance to advance to the championship round on Saturday. GO BASSCATS!!! https://www.facebook.com/hsfishing/ https://highschoolfishing.org/...
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MRS. CARRI CRANFORD will be a new face in the first grade hall at LD this year. We can't wait to see her in action. Hello! My name is Carri Cranford and I will be teaching 1st grade at LDE this year! I graduated from UALR in 2007 with a degree in Early Childhood Education then obtained my Masters in Educational Leadership from ASU in 2016. I am from North Little Rock, AR and taught there for 12 years then moved into a Multi-Classroom Leader position for the past two years. I just got married this summer and have a 16 year old daughter. We reside in Sims, AR. We love traveling, camping, and spending time with friends and family. I love teaching am so excited to be at LDE!!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Welcome BETHANY MEADERS to LDE !!! My name is Bethany Meaders. I have 22 years of teaching experience and am excited to be teaching resource classes at Louise Durham Elementary. I am married and two awesome daughters. We have relocated to the area from Texas and are loving this beautiful state of Arkansas. We enjoy traveling, hiking, biking and kayaking. I’m looking forward to a great school year!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
This week the Mena FFA 2021-2022 Officer Team participated in an officer retreat in Hochatown, OK! During this week the officer team bonded and worked on setting new goals for this coming school year. As well as, worked on this years program of activities for the Mena FFA chapter. The officer team also took the opportunity to watch the movie “Greater” and do a campfire reflection on how they could take the values and lessons from that movie. Reflecting on how they could incorporate those values in their daily lives and how they could implement them in our FFA chapter. The officers also got to have some fun this week as well! The team got to work together to conquer the Hochatown Maze, went axe throwing, and paddle boarding! This years team is excited and ready to lead our chapter this year!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
BASSCATS IN 2nd AT DAY ONE WEIGH IN ! Austin Rose & Jarret Burger weighed in a 3 fish limit today at the High School Fishing World Finals. The tournament is being held on Lake Hartwell in Andersonville, South Carolina. The duo weighed in 10 pounds 1 ounce for the day & trail the leaders by just 12 ounces. Good luck on Thursday Basscats & thank you for representing your school & hometown in a way we can all be proud of... https://highschoolfishing.org/saf-live-leaderboard.php
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
SHELBY GARCIA will be joining the staff at Louise Durham in 2021/2022. Please help us welcome Shelby to the Kindergarten crew! Hello, I’m Shelby Garcia I completed my Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from SAU in 2016. Over the past several years, my husband and I, along with our amazing family, have made Mena our home. I had the privilege to work for DMESC for three years teaching Preschool in Mena. My philosophy of teaching is centered on each child that I hope to equip to face today's changing world. I'm honored to have the opportunity to serve our children and community alongside my fellow educators at Louise Durham Elementary.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Public Schools are pleased to welcome a number of new teachers in 2021/2022. One of those is JAQUELINE REDFEARN at the Louise Durham campus!!! My name is Jaqueline Redfearn. I graduated from Southern Arkansas University with my bachelors degree in Elementary Education. I am married and have one daughter. I love to spend time with my family and friends, travel, and do anything outdoors. I am so excited to teach second grade this year!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
WAY BACK WEDNESDAY!!!!! Check out the cuties on the Mena High School Homecoming Court in 1973 !!!!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Good news! Jarrett Burger & Austin Rose have arrived safely in South Carolina for the High School Fishing World Finals. Austin & Jarrett will be seniors this year at Mena High School. Go Basscats!!! https://highschoolfishing.org/
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
We are excited to welcome ISAAC MINTON to the coaching staff at Mena Public Schools. Mr.Minton is the head Jr. Boys Basketball Coach & Assistant Baseball Coach. “My name is Isaac Minton, I just graduated from Southern Arkansas University in April with a Bachelors of Science in K-12 Physical Education, where in fact I met my wife and we got married in January of this year. We have been so blessed and are so happy and excited to become a part of this great town and awesome school!!!”
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Holly Harshman Elementary is excited to welcome ERIKA WILLIAMS to the 5th grade hallway! Hi, I’m Erika Williams. I am coming to Holly Harshman Elementary with 22 years experience from Wickes Elementary School. I’m looking forward to teaching fifth grade literacy again. I’m married and have three grown children, two daughters and one son. I enjoy reading, being home on the farm, and cooking.”
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Holly Harshman Elementary is pleased to welcome BRIANNA PETERS to the 4th grade hallway! My name is Brianna Peters. I graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Early Elementary Education K-6 from Southern Arkansas University in May 2020. I was born and raised right here in Mena! I am a HUGE family person and love anytime spent with them! I also enjoy being outdoors and watching movies.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Public Schools is excited to welcome HANNAH CRAFTON to our staff at Louise Durham Elementary. My name is Hannah Crafton. I graduated from Williams Baptist University pursuing an Elementary Education degree while playing softball. I love the outdoors, lake time with my family, and playing with my miniature schnauzer, Harper.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Join us in welcoming COURTNEY WARREN to Louise Durham Elementary. Mrs. Warren will be teaching 2nd grade. My name is Courtney Warren. I am from Russellville AR, where I attended Arkansas Tech University and obtained a Bachelors degree in Business Administration. I moved to Mena with my husband, had a son, and after subbing for a year, I decided to pursue a career in teaching. My faith is very important to me, and I truly believe God called me to this profession so that I could make a difference in the children of our community. I love spending quality time with my family, hiking, yoga, and traveling. I cannot wait for the upcoming school year, and I am so excited to begin teaching second grade!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Friday was a great day for the Special Olympics Bearcats. They competed in the Special Olympics Summer Games at Searcy! Abby Perez brought home a gold medal in women’s 400M walk. Nathan Raney brought home a gold medal for the men’s 400M walk. Jesse Ezell brought home Silver in Deadlift, Bench Press, and Combination Lift.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Alexyss Hilderbrand has such a rich voice. This song is one of the most beautiful pieces in Big the Musical. Alexyss, a Mena High School student, is one of the major characters in this summer’s production at the OLT. Come check out the show on July 2-4 or July 9-11.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The plight of the teacher's child, Nothing to do but wait while their parent's work on summer projects, professional development or other duties. All while their friends are enjoying vacation, a day at the pool or other fun stuff. Hang in there Avery !!!!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
This fundraiser has gone great so far. Thank you to those who have already donated! It is the biggest fundraiser of the year and our last one until spring! We only have a few more days until this closes! Help out the Bearcats!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Good luck to DAX McMELLON & JIMMY GLEN at the AR Sports Combine Presents Skills Academy on July 17th @ War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock. For athletes entering 6th through 12th grades, this skills camp is specifically designed to get a jump start on season preparation. Campers will receive instructions from professional position trainers and coaches. This camp will prepare upperclassman who are getting ready to showcase their talents for the season. Also, this camp is perfect for athletes who are looking to improve their skills to excel at the high school level. Players from surrounding states are welcome and should be expected. Additionally, student-athletes’ activities will be slightly modified along with the implementation of different sanitation protocols. While encouraging social distancing, masks must always be worn, and additional precaution. https://arsportscombine.com/... https://www.facebook.com/ARSportsCombine
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Public Schools is looking for bus drivers. Call 394-5252. Other opportunities are also available. Click the link for more info.. https://menaschools.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Senior Pictures Days for the Mena High School Class of 2022 Seniors will be held at the MHS Safe Room on July 6-7. Each senior should be receiving a postcard in the mail from the Prestige Photography group, which includes their scheduled picture session date and time, as well as instructions on how to be best prepared for their variety of senior portraits that will be taken that day. Parents and students need to confirm their picture session appointment online as soon as possible after receiving their appointment postcard. There will also be a $10 sitting fee for the picture day, which is due at the time of checking in for the picture session, payable with cash or check. Each student will get a variety of photos taken with poses in Cap & Gown, Formal, and Casuals/Personality. Even if students/parents don’t intend on purchasing senior pictures through Prestige Photography, the MHS Yearbook staff still needs each student to get their Cap & Gown and Formal pictures taken for a variety of yearbook and senior year items at the school. For more information on the Class of 2022 Senior Pictures Days, please contact Mr. Andy Philpot, MHS Yearbook Adviser, at andy.philpot@menaschools.org
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Summer projects continue. In the photo Justin Head working on additional storage in the kitchen at Holly Harshman Elementary.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
WAY BACK WEDNESDAY !!! Mena High School class officers 1989.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats played in the Northwest Arkansas Shootout on Tuesday 6/22. The girls made it to the finals of the camp tournament after beating Southside, Springdale and Cabot before losing to Marion in the finals. GO LADYCATS!!!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Bearcat Football started their Community Service Projects in partnership with the school. Here is the first group getting after some work at the bus barn. Aiden Golden Jaxon Baber Jesse Garcia Cristian Miller Great job guys!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
HHE teachers are busy preparing for the 2021-22 school year!! WE are excited! The first day of school for students is Monday, August 16th.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
ummer Maintenance & cleaning is in midstream at the Mena Public School's transportation facility as preparations continue for the 2021/2022 school year. The first day for students will be Monday, August 16th. https://www.menaschools.org/events?page_no=2
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School seniors Austin Rose and Jarrett Burger qualified to compete in the 2 day TBF National Qualifier held on Lake Millwood over the weekend. Austin and Jarrett were in 1st and 2nd place after the first day! When the dust settled on day two, Austin ended up taking 3rd place. Jarrett couldn’t get a big Bass in the boat that would have gave him a chance to be in the top 5 as well. Austin & Jarret will now set their sights on the High School National Championship on Lake Hartwell in South Carolina.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
2021 Mena graduate MASON BROTHERTON will be recognized at the All Arkansas Preps Awards Banquet on Saturday, June 19th at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. All Arkansas Preps celebrates high school athletes from across the state and their accomplishments in twelve sports. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette editorial committee chooses teams in each sport to feature in the newspaper at the end of each season. In golf, tennis, cross country and swimming/diving, the teams are determined in a statewide competition. The editorial committee of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette will chose the best players in the state which will include a first, second and sophomore team in the following sports: volleyball, football, wrestling and basketball. (male and female categories). All of these students will be honored during the event. Out of each sport, a male and female athlete will be selected to receive the honor of Outstanding Player of the Year. These students will be recognized at the live event. In addition, an Overall Male Athlete, Overall Female Athlete and Coach of the Year will be chosen and honored at the event. https://www.allarkansaspreps.com/?fbclid=IwAR2Bs0KrVHxrVaFCUw1Dg0omIhSgSh0wEbP7FtUgmIt3xFxjTeJiNxoLKU4
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
2021 graduate MORGAN PUCKET represented Mena High School at the Fellowship of Christian Athletes All Star Showdown on Wednesday. The game was hosted by Red River FCA &featured players from southwest Arkansas & northeast Texas The game was played at Texas High in Texarkana Morgan scored two runs but Arkansas lost 9-4. Puckett was an all state performer for the Ladycats in volleyball & softball. GO MORGAN!!!! https://www.facebook.com/RedRiverFCA/
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Middle School report cards can be picked up at the front office, Monday through Thursday from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm beginning the week of June 21st.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Jr. Bearcats welcomed Mansfield & Horatio in a team football camp at Bob Carver Bearcat stadium on Wednesday. The team will compete at the Van Buren 7 on 7 on Thursday 6/17 & the season opener is on August 26th at Mansfield.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
***** WAY BACK WEDNESDAY ***** Do you recognize these Bearcat Band majorettes in this picture from 1979???
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena basketball teams traveled to the Northwest Arkansas Shootout on Monday & Tuesday! They competed against teams from Fayetteville High, Greenwood, Springdale, Springdale Harber, Farmington, Berryville, Russellville, and Arkadelphia! The Bearcats stopped to have some fun and cool off at Riverside Park and Bowling World on the way home! The Mena Sr. Bearcats will travel to Jessieville tomorrow for their final camp of the week!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to Mena High School Sophomore CLAIRE WALSTON for being in the top 5 overall at the Meeting of the Minds Livestock Judging Camp… 1 - Claire Walston 2 - Kirsten Heselmeyer 3 - Carie Stiefvater 4 - Montgomery Bertram 5 - Iaina Teague Top 10 Reasons… 1 - Addilyn Reed 186 2 - Claire Walston 184 3 - Kori Jenkins 182 4 - Carie Stiefvater 181 5 - Kirsten Heselmeyer 180 https://www.facebook.com/livestockjudging/
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to GRAYSON FAIRLESS !!! Grayson has accepted a scholarship & will be playing basketball for Ouachita Baptist University. Fairless was an All State performer for the Mena Ladycats in 2020/2021 & will return for her senior season this year at Mena High School.. GO GRAYSON!!! GO LADYCATS!!!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Putting in the work that it takes to earn the W's this fall. 7th Grade Ladycats at Jim Rackley Gymnasium on Tuesday. GO L ADYCATS !!!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Crews across the district are working at a feverish pace to complete all the projects that must be done before the 21/22 school year begins on August 16th. Looking good so far.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
According to the Arkansas Activities Association Hand Book the Athletic Dead Weeks will be June 27th-July 10th, 2021. All AAA member schools will observe an annual mandatory two week athletic dead period running the week prior to July 4th and the week of July 4th. During this time coaches (licensed teacher coaches and registered volunteers) shall be prohibited from engaging in any type of activity involving student athletes whether it be practice, training, weight lifting, competition, or travel. Further, school athletic facilities will be closed to student athletes during this period. Schools that have the only baseball and softball fields in the community may allow the community to use the school fields during the dead period as long as no school teams are playing and no school coaches are coaching the teams. The handbook is available online at the following link. https://drive.google.com/.../1D7oY8miOizZJ0DBl49Xs.../view
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
DeQueen, Mansfield, Horatio, Dierks & Cedarville came to the Mena Sr. Football Team Camp at Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium on Thursday.. Mena is scheduled to compete in a team camp at Charleston on June 14th....Go Bearcats!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Jr High Cheerleaders attended NCA Team Camp at UALR this week. There were 12 teams from across the state at the camp! The cheerleaders worked hard on different material for the upcoming season. They received multiple awards, including most improved, stunt safe, superior ratings, and the 1st place trophy for Jr High band chant!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
*****WAY BACK WEDNESDAY***** Do you recognize any of these gentleman from 1991 ????
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Jr. High & Sr. High teams are getting in the work at day 2 of the Harding Basketball Camp. GO BEARCATS!!!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Day two of the Morrilton Team Camp for Jr. Ladycat Basketball !
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Public Schools is looking for bus drivers. Call 394-5252. Other opportunities are also available. Click the link for more info.. https://menaschools.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Jr. Ladycats are about to take the floor at the Morrilton Basketball Team Camp. The camp is being held today & Tuesday... GO LADYCATS!!!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Just a reminder for those of you who signed up that the ACT Boot Camp is July 12-16th, 2021 from 8:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. at Mena High School. The deadline to register has already past. Those participating can expect to go over testing strategies and tips, as well as review of common test topics. Students will take practice tests, participate in skill building activities, and work on improving their scores in ACT Math, ACT English, ACT Reading, and ACT Science. This week of ACT skills practice prepares students for the July ACT, which will be given at UA Rich Mountain on Saturday, July 17th. Registration for this test is separate from the camp and must be completed by June 25th.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School Cheer is participating in the National Cheerleaders Association Camp this week. https://www.instagram.com/menavarsitycheer/?hl=en
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Monday will be the first day of summer workouts for our incoming 7th graders and JH. Practice will be from 10:00am-11:30am. Drop off and pick up at the fieldhouse (in the middle of the bus loop). Athletic gear, cleats and water. JH basketball players will be leaving for basketball camp on Tuesday and be gone the rest of the week , so Monday it is very important that we have everyone there. Please refer any questions to craig.bentley@menaschools.org Go Bearcats!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
A huge shout out to Keri Duer who painted new hop scotch & four square games at Holly Harshman Elementary!!!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Efforts are underway to get the Esports program off the ground this year. If you are in 9th-12th grade & would like to compete contact Lorrie Henry at lorrie.henry@menaschools.org GO BEARCATS!!!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Classroom furniture has been moved into the halls as floor cleaning & waxing is underway across the district.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
***** WAY BACK WEDNESDAY ***** Do you recognize anyone in this picture from 1993 ? Meredith Mannon Stacy Whisenhunt Matt Murphy Kenneth Anderle Melissa Harrin
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Bearcats played their spring scrimmage on Thursday night at Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium. Practice continues on May 31st & June 1st. The team will participate in a team camp at Cedarville on June 2nd. Check the 2021 schedule on the website at this link https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics...
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
This year Introduction to World Agriculture students got to experience working in the agriculture shop. They have been busy learning about shop safety, electricity, wood working, plumbing, and welding! Students were able to build birdhouses, PVC marshmallow shooters, and got to learning the basics of welding!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Wednesday was "Field Day" at Mena Middle School. Students took part in a number of competitions & fun activities.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Holly Harshman Elementary hosted a retirement picnic on Tuesday at the HHE gym.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Pre K Graduation was held last week & the DMESC Pre K Graduation was held on Monday at Louise Durham Elementary.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Athletes participated in the Area 14 Special Olympics at Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium on Monday. Photographs by LEXI DILBECK & CADENCE BARNES who are a part of Mr. Any Philpot's Journalism Class. Follow the link to the album. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=MenaPublicSchools&set=a.1788890211270710
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
We are so grateful that the weather cooperated & we were able to hold graduation at Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium on Saturday. A great group received their diplomas. The class of 2021 has left it's mark & will be missed. GO BEARCATS!!!!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Holly Harshman Elementary would like to thank the Polk County Farm Bureau Women's Committee for their generous donation. Mrs. Parsons and Mrs. White are so appreciative of the generous gifts of planters, grow lights, and seeds that have helped our students better understand the life cycle of a plant. We look forward to using the soybeans for next year!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
LDE first grade enjoyed a field trip to Jansen Park on Monday.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
A big shout out is in order to KYNZLI DYER for designing the 100 point club t-shirt at HHE !!! GO KYNZLI !!!! GO BEARCATS !!!!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
FCCLA Officers at Mena High School have been selected for the 2021-2022 school year. Rachel Wilson - President Will Davis - Vice President Travis Thrailkill - VP of Recruitment Jaiden Milam - VP of Marketing Annika Thompson - VP of Events Cassidy Ashcraft - VP of Community Outreach Carleigh Smart - Secretary Sarah Grenier - Treasurer Jocelyn Hernandez - Parliamentarian Caroline Cannon - Historian
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The class of 2021 walked the halls of LD today!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations Marth Billingsley!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
What a great day to release our classroom butterflies! The kids got to watch the lifecycle from caterpillar to butterfly
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mrs Cheyenne Burdess Reeves’ class had a special visitor today
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
As part of hospital week the Mena Regional Health System collected items for local schools for their backpack and hygiene programs. Employees donated over $1000 worth of items that will help serve food and hygiene needs for area students. Mrs. Elizabeth Tompkins and her students from Mena High School picked up the donations and will be sorting and distributing to Mena & other schools in the area. https://www.facebook.com/menaregional
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Public Schools is looking for bus drivers.Call 394-5252. Other opportunities are also available. Click the link for more info.. https://menaschools.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Post season honors were released for Mena Ladycat Softball on Monday. Honorable Mention All-district Emily Wagner All-District- Emmi Hines Kensey Rosson All-State and All-Star game nominee Morgan Puckett
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Post season honors were released for Mena Ladycat Soccer on Monday. All District- Lauren Sikes Tabitha Levering All State- Stephanie Lua ( All Star Nominee)
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Post season honors were released for Mena Bearcat Soccer on Monday. Honorable Mention All Conference Jayden Felix Hudson Vacca All Conference Jetzai Hernandez Isaac Clark(All Star Game nominee)
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The physicals are also available to any 5th graders that will be taking the lifetime wellness class next school year. This will be a healthcare setting & the physicians will require a mask be worn during this event..
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations Kellie Sterner !
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena High School Student Council has been elected for the 2021/2022 school year. FRESHMEN STUDENT COUNCIL President- Reese Montgomery Vice President- Raegan Gates Jacqueline Kirkendell Elijah Smith Yennyte Tescon SOPHOMORE STUDENT COUNCIL President- Hudson Vacca Vice President- Sophia Vacca Kiylee Hughes Brady Montgomery Shantal Tescon JUNIOR STUDENT COUNCIL President- Addi Dollar Vice President- Alex Rocha Patience Ferguson Emmi Hines Carmen Puckett SENIOR STUDENT COUNCIL President- Will Davis Vice President- Annika Thompson Cassidy Ashcraft Sarah Grenier Luke Montgomery
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations Joe Bunch !
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Former Bearcat Zachary Jewell led the UCA Bears at the Southland Conference Championship this weekend. On Saturday Jewell won the 200m prelims with an effort of 20.57 and broke a UCA record in the process. Jewell came in second in the 100m prelims with a mark of 10.09. On Sunday Jewell won the 200m with a run of 20.72 & In the men's 100m final, Jewell placed second with a time of 10.12. https://ucasports.com/sports/mens-track-and-field GO ZACH & GO BEARCATS!!!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Nefarious activity, poor sportsmanship & questionable behavior was on full display at Union Bank Park on Friday afternoon. MHS Seniors were suckered into what was supposed to be a fair game of softball against MHS coaches & staff. The seniors led after the first inning & that is when the questionable behavior began. A sudden explosion of offense called into question the legality of the bats being used by MHS staff. A situation made worse by flagrant bat flipping, finger pointing & plodding home run trots. In addition there was the whole issue of the eligibility of one of the staff players & whether or not he was or was not actually employed by Mena Public Schools. In effect a ringer for the staff team. Between innings the staff team was seen slipping cash to the umpire who then denied the accusation of bribery. But it was obvious to those in attendance, after a staff batter stepped in front of a pitch, that the calls were going against the seniors. This all came to a head when the senior team’s manager was ejected from the game after questioning a call. This seemingly fired up the senior team who came back to tie the game in regulation & went on to win by a score of 7-6 in extra innings. Overall it was an awful display of athletic ability & thankfully we won’t be forced to witness it again till next year.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Holly Harshman Elementary celebrated a year of extra hard work with "Wet & Wild Friday". Third, fourth & fifth grades enjoyed blow up water slides, movies in the cafeteria & popsicles on the playground. Good job guys!!! You earned it !!!! GO BEARCATS!!!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Jr Ladycats had an excellent offseason this spring. Coach Fryar and Coach Goss saw tremendous growth mentally and physically from the girls. They held a Meet the Challenge Competition at the end of offseason. The events include bench press, squat, power clean, push press, vertical, mile, 400 M Run and a 100 M Sprint. The girls who scored an 80% or better Met the Challenge. The Spring Queen scoring the highest percentage was Karley Sharp. Meet the Challenge Winners: Karley Sharp Rylie Bentley Reese Montgomery Bailey Heald Addison Thomas Laney Gilchrist Kylene Denton Kate Wilson Jayden Cox Chloe Hooper Anna Ferguson GO LADYCATS!!!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations Kathy Smallwood!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
As the final coat of wax is drying tonight, the redesigned game court of the Union Bank Center at Mena High School is now complete. The previous court design had been used since the 2011-12 school year.
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Tiffany Luttmer's students at Mena Middle School have been doing STEM activities all week with Brian Schuller from DMESC. He brought drones, 3D pens, merge cubes, makes makeys, spheros, snap circuits, and coding activities. The kids have had a blast!
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School Theatre Students, under the direction of Ms. Jessica Kropp, performed "The Seussodyssey" for the public on Thursday night in the Performing Arts Center. It was another great show & a great job by all involved.
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations Mr. Sherrer !
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
All Mena High School Students, Blended and Traditional, Please check your Email for instructions to return your chromebooks
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
ATTENTION SENIORS!!! Seniors have a mandatory meeting with Mr. Maxwell in the MHS cafeteria at 9 a.m. on Friday morning, May 14. There will be a drive-thru on Tuesday, May 18 from 10 a.m. - 12 noon in the Bus Loop, to pay for your stoles and/or cords that you will receive at the Honors Assembly on May 19 at 9 a.m. in the PAC. Exact change or check will be required.
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School Juniors had an opportunity to receive information about furthering their education at the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain. UARM Recruiter Mike Godfrey & the Director of Admissions Wendy McDaniel spoke to the group in the MHS Performing Arts Center on Thursday morning. https://www.facebook.com/UARichMountain
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Samantha Breedlove’s students at Mena Middle School are finding new & creative ways to learn. Today it was a Grammar Whodunnit. Students searched for clues and answered grammar related questions to find out who injured the contestant in a game show.
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
A big shout out is appropriate for some of the most important staff members at Mena Public Schools on National School Nurse Day!!! They are critical to the health and well-being of our students. They have taken additional duties on during the past year due to the pandemic & done an outstanding job. Thank you all. Bobbi Landon - Mena High School Sherry Wood - Mena Middle School Lisa Falls - Holly Harshman Elementary Becky Richardson - Louise Durham Elementary GO BEARCATS !!!
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Our sweet Lexie emceeing announcements at HHE!! She did a fabulous job!!
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations Patricia Self !
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to Madyson Birtcher, Leilani Day, Lauren Sikes, and Emily Wagner for passing the Praxis ParaPro Test recently at the University of Arkansas at Rich Mountain. Their scores qualified them to apply for and also receive the Certified Teaching Assistant Credential through the Arkansas Department of Education. This certification allows them to be qualified to work as a ParaProfessional at a public school or at a child or adult care center. The students are currently enrolled in the Methods of Teaching Class at Mena High School.
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Due to the threat of rain & thunderstorms in the forecast Fastcats has been cancelled for this evening. If you have prepaid & would like a refund contact Coach Bentley at the next evening of Fastcats. That will be on Thursday 5/13 at 6:00pm in Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium....
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations Emma Lott !
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Post season honors have been released for the Mena Baseball Team!! All Conference Sam Efird Caleb Peters All Conference Honorable Mention Riley Gilbert Austin Rose Blake Brown GO BEARCATS!!!
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School students performed in the 2021 Lip Sync & Talent Show on Monday for their peers... It was an entertaining display of talent & creativity in the MHS Performing Arts Center... GO BEARCATS!!!
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Austin Rose took 3rd place and Big Bass award on Greers Ferry on Saturday 5/8/21 in the Arkansas TBF Tournament. Congratulations to to Austin and Jarrett Burger, both Juniors at MHS, for making the TBF of Arkansas Adult State Team and they will be representing the state of Arkansas in the TBF Semifinal.
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
We would like to give a shout out the Mr. Gary Callicott today !!!! Gary made a generous donation that included yearbooks from the mid 50's.. These additions filled some holes that we had in our collection at Mena High School.... Mr. Andy Philpot, yearbook sponsor, was thrilled to receive them.. If you or someone you know would like to make a similar donation it would be greatly appreciated... We do not have a single copy from 1962 or anything before 1951... For information send an E-mail to mark.hobson@menaschools.org Thanks Gary & Go Bearcats!!!!
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations Elizabeth Cox!!!
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Middle School 8th Graders were guest of the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain on Monday. It was College & Career Day & the students were very attentive. They were greeted by UARM President Dr. Phillip Wilson. UARM staff were there to answer all questions as these students begin to think about their future.
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mrs, Todd's class had a busy week learning about life cycles and oviparous and viviparous animals. We even chose some oviparous animals we would like for pets.
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations VICKI MAYE WALTERS !
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Physicals are May 24th!
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Room 31 kiddos earned “sip and shine” for having good behavior! They got to sip on drink pouches while reading books with flashlights!
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations LORI GOODNER !!!!
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Day 2 of Mena Fastcats with 1st-6th graders at Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium on Thursday!!!
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena High School Student Council spoke to eighth graders at Mena MIddle School on Thursday. They were encouraging them to be a part of the organization when they transition to MHS next year.
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
HHE principal, Tamara Smart and her 4th grade daughter, Lainey sure knows how to make our staff feel special during Teacher Appreciation Week! There has been awesome food in our lounge daily and today the gift baskets are a perfect gift for the challenging year our staff has faced. Though COVID has delivered lemons in many ways, our staff has continued to make lemonade! Hats Off to our amazing staff, and thank you, Mrs. Smart for the way you love your school♥️
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Look at those Bearcat smiles! Thank you to 3rd grader, Spencer Solomon for sharing your love for your teacher, Mrs. Parsons during Teacher Appreciation Week
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations Robin Ponder !
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to the Rich Mountain Conservation coloring contest winners at LDE! Way to go HEROES!!
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School senior LIAM HASTEY, juniors JAKE BROTHERTON & LOGAN YANG took advantage of the sunny skies & calm winds to get in a drone flight today. The trio were filming for the senior video. Judging by the look on their faces they were having a great time.
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Middle School Band Director Tyler Huntington was a guest at Holly Harshman Elementary on Wednesday. He was there recruiting 5th grade potential musicians to be a part of the MMS Band next year.
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations Sheila Graves !
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Attention Mena FFA High School and Middle School Members: Next Tuesday, May 11th is our annual FFA Banquet. This event will take place at the Ouachita Center on the UARM campus. We encourage you to bring your Parents/Guardians to this event. Remember this is a formal event and if you have official dress you need to wear it! If not then wear business causal dress. For guys that means slacks or khakis, dress shirt, shoes, and tie. For girls that means skirt or dress slacks, blouse, close toed shoes, or a dress.
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations LESLIE DANIEL on your retirment!!!
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Falkner goes to 2-0 in young boxing career By Andy Philpot Bear Facts Media Mena High School Sophomore Brayden Falkener may have only started boxing a little over seven months ago, but his young competitive boxing career is currently standing at 2-0 after a victory that past Saturday night. Falkner competed in the Josua McBee Memorial Boxing Show in Mena this past Saturday, May 1, which was an event that featured 19 separate boxing matches at the First Baptist Church fellowship hall. The 16-year old Falkner defeated Desmond Robinson, also 16 years old from Pine Bluff. After first taking up boxing approximately seven and half months ago, Falkner experienced his first official competitive boxing match in March, which took place in Little Rock at a Diamond Rock Promotions boxing event. Falkner’s first match was against an opponent from Kentucky, and Falkner earned his first victory that night. According to Falkner, he’s always enjoyed cardio activities, and he used to focus on cross country and track events through the school. He stated that when the COVID-19 pandemic hit last spring, it reduced his opportunities to do competitive running initially. In an effort to balance the time he spent indoors with virtual learning, he would take runs down the road for exercise, but he began seeking something else to give him cardio exercise, but also be competitive again. With the approval of his grandmother, he was able to begin boxing and be part of a sport he had long been interested in. Falkner is part of the Defenders Boxing Club, in Mena, which is led by Richard and Jeremiah Hexamer. “One of things I like about boxing is that it’s an independent sport, so it’s all up to me to train, and if I win or lose, that’s on me,” Falkner said. “I’m enjoying getting better by the week, and I really like learning new things.” While Falkner doesn’t have his next boxing match officially scheduled yet, he plans on pursuing more boxing events in the future.
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Bearcats soccer season came to a close on Monday in the first round of the conference tournament. Mena Bearcats-0 DeQueen-7 Mena wraps up the season with a record of 2-9/0-7. GO BEARCATS!!!
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycat soccer season came to an end on Monday in the opening round of the conference tournament. Mena Ladycats-0 Bauxite-5 Mena finishes with a season record of 3-4-2/1-3-2. GO LADYCATS!!!
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Baseball picked up a win in the season finale at Hope on Monday. Riley Gilbert was the winning pitcher. Caleb Peters & Austin Rose each had two hits & Rose earned 3 RBI's. Mena Bearcats-7 Hope-5 Mena finishes with a record of 5-16 / 2-12 on the season. GO BEARCATS!!!
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mr. Pete Rose is leading a hunters education course in the Mena High School Performing Arts Center on Monday & Tuesday. Many students are taking advantage of the opportunity.
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations PAM GROSS on your retirement!
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to Mena High School juniors AUSTIN ROSE & JARRETT BURGER. The Basscats competed in the Bradford Cup Championship on Greers Ferry this weekend & claimed the trophy as Arkansas High School Anglers of the Year in the Arkansas Youth Federation Team Trail! https://www.facebook.com/arkansasyouthfishing https://www.facebook.com/groups/298629374002848
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
After working hard all week, sometimes you just need to cozy up with a good book.
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Bearcat Junior Logan Yang attended the State Weight meet in Lake Hamilton on Saturday. He won his weight class and overall in both power clean (305 lbs) and bench press (370 lbs). Athletes from 2A-7A competed at this weight meet.
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to Mena High School senior Morgan Puckett. Morgan was nominated by her coaches and was selected for the FCA ALL STAR SHOWDOWN. She will be representing the Arkansas team in the game being held in Texarkana on June 16. She will be competing with teammates from across Southern Arkansas. They will be competing against students from Northeast Texas. GO MORGAN!!! GO BEARCATS!!!
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats won their final softball game of the season on Friday. Mena Ladycats-4 Arkadelphia-3 Mena needed to win by 2 in order to extend their season & earn a seed in next weeks regional tournament. The girls finish the season with a record of 9-13/7-7...GO LADYCATS!!!
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena gave up three runs in the fifth inning & lost a road game on Friday. Sam Efird led the Bearcats at the plate with a pair of hits. Mena Bearcats-1 Arkadelphia-4 Mena will play their final game at Hope on Monday.
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena High School 2020/2021 Yearbook was unveiled and distributed to students on Friday by Mr. Andy Philpot and the yearbook staff.
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
2nd grade will be touring on Friday at 9:45 a.m. beginning with Mrs. Smart addressing the group with an introduction of 3rd grade teachers in our HHE Gym.
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Middle School students had an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors on Friday. It was Fishing Derby Day at UA Rich Mountain!!!
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson