Mark Hobson
Change of Dates due to Friday's cancellations: Softball @ Hope 4:30pm Soccer / Hope @ Mena 5:00pm & 7:00pm Baseball @ Hope has not set a date.
1 day ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
7th grade and Jr High Cheerleaders are doing a fundraiser for cheer supplies and camp in Little Rock. We are selling various items from food to various kitchen and home decor items. This fundraiser is from 4/12-4/26. Mena MS Cheer Fundraiser The link will take you to the homepage where you can either support the whole group or scroll down to support a specific cheerleader. All products will be delivered the week before the end of school in May. https://megadoughshop.com/fundraiser-820.html#!/Fundraiser/820
1 day ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations Austin Rose and Jarrett Burger!! 1st place on Lake Ouachita in the Arkansas Youth Fishing Federation High School National Qualifying Tournament. This makes two wins in a row for Burger and Rose. They will be competing in the Trader Bills Championship April 25th on Lake Hamilton and the Bradford Cup AYFF Tournament on Greers Ferry the first weekend of May. Thank you to all of the Mena Basscat sponsors!
1 day ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena head football coach CRAIG BENTLEY accepted the Sporty Award today at the Henderson State University spring football game. "The Sporty" is given to the HSU Alumni Coach of the Year. GO BEARCATS!!! https://www.menaschools.org/article/432357\ https://www.facebook.com/ReddieAthletics/posts/3865157663598340
3 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
At Mena Public Schools we are very excited about our students recent achievements on the ACT Test. Including LUKE MONTGOMERY. Luke is a junior at MHS & scored a 31 on the February ACT. GO LUKE ! GO BEARCATS ! For more information on the ACT follow the link https://www.act.org/
3 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Students in Animal Science were learning to suture a fetal pig today
4 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Track competed at the Gaile Hainley Relays in Waldron on Thursday 400m- 8th Ashton Powell 800m- 2nd Logan Myers 1600m- 2nd Logan Myers. 4th Tre McMellon 3200m- 3rd Tre McMellon Pole Vault- 2nd Jacob Flemens Shot Put- 4th Logan Yang See complete results at the link https://ar.milesplit.com/meets/404568-gaile-hainley-relays-2021/results/730143/formatted The Sr. High will compete at the District Meet in Nashville on April 27th.
4 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
At Mena Public Schools we are very excited about our students recent achievements on the ACT Test. Including ANNIKA THOMPSON. Annika is a junior at MHS & scored a 31 on the February ACT. GO ANNIKA ! GO BEARCATS !
4 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School Juniors & Seniors participated in Polk County Operation Prom Night 2021 Friday morning. The event is an accurate representation of a two vehicle accident with fatalities. It was conducted at the Polk County Fairgrounds & was hosted by Southwest EMS, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Mena Police and Fire Dept, Polk County OEM, and Polk County Coroner’s Office. Thank you to everyone who made this event possible for our students.
4 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
At Mena Public Schools we are very excited about our students recent achievements on the ACT Test. Including SAM CROSS. Sam is a junior at MHS & scored a 30 on the February ACT. GO SAM ! GO BEARCATS ! For more information on the ACT follow the link https://www.act.org/
4 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to the following the teams and individuals who recently competed in the Southern District Virtual LDE's! Parliamentary Procedure: 4th Place Lauren Beck-Creed Speaking: 6th Place Conduct of Chapter Meetings: 2nd Place In order to move on to the State LDE Contest teams or individuals must place first or second in their contest. Congratulations to the Mena FFA Conduct of Chapter Meetings team! They will compete on April 19th in Hot Springs at the State Contest.
4 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Softball defeated Centerpoint on Thursday at Union Bank Park. Mena Ladycats-10 Centerpoint-3. Emmi Hines & Kensey Rosson both had 3 RBI's. Maddy Lyle had four hits to lead Mena. The Ladycats travel to Hope on Friday. GO LADYCATS ! https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter_ids=24459
5 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Thank you Carolyn and Daxx for the drinks and popcorn today. Mrs. Johnson's room really enjoyed it. Y’all are the BEST.
5 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to the Mena FFA Nursery and Landscape team! They placed second at the State CDE contest yesterday in Hot Springs. Congratulations to COOPER ANDERLE on being the State high individual!
5 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
A representative from Herff Jones was at Mena High School this morning delivering cap & gowns to the graduates of 2021. If your senior did not pick theirs up they will be available in the MHS office & cash or check will be accepted.
5 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Thursday, April 8th ! Track - 3:30pm Softball - 4:30pm
5 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Juniors & Seniors need to purchase their Spring Gala (prom) tickets by Wednesday, April 21st at 2pm from Mrs. Hughes. Tickets are $15 for seniors & $30 for juniors. Call the office at 479-394-1144 for more information.
6 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
ACT Aspire testing will take place at Mena Middle School April 19th-23rd. Monday 4/19 - 6th grade testing onsite, 7th & 8th grade virtual offsite. Tuesday 4/20 - 6th grade testing onsite, 7th & 8th grade virtual offsite. Wednesday 4/21 - 6th grade virtual offsite, 7th & 8th grade testing onsite. Thursday 4/22 - 6th grade virtual offsite, 7th & 8th grade testing onsite. Friday 4/23 - All students onsite. Make-ups for any absences for testing.
6 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats & Bearcats finished 2nd at the Waldron Jr. Bulldog Relays on Tuesday. GIRLS 4x800 - 1st Kylene Denton, Kate Wilson, karley Sharp, Jayden Cox 800 - 1st Kylene Denton, 2nd Karley Sharp 1600 - 1st Rylie Bentley, 2nd Addison Thomas 4x400 - 1st Kate Wilson, Chloe Hooper, Jocelyn Hernandez, Jayden Cox 400 - 2nd Reese Montgomery, 6th Jocelyn Hernandez 4x200 - 4th Jayden Cox, Jaden Roberts, Kate Wilson, Elliott Dugan 4x100 - 7th Chloe Hooper, Jaden Roberts, Emma Ferguson, Annabelle Peters 100 H - 7th Elliott Dugan 300 H - 2nd Annabelle Peters7th Reese Montgomery Long Jump 5th Chloe Hooper High Jump 1st Elliott Dugan Triple Jump 1st Jayden Cox 4th Reese Montgomery Discus 3rd Reese Montgomery, 6th Caroline Cannon Shot - 2nd Caroline Cannon BOYS Triple Jump - 5th Robert Hill, 7th Hudson Vacca Shot - 8th Brady Montgomery Discus - 4th JD Murphy Pole Vault - 4th Cody Short 4x800 Relay - 6th Mena 1600 -4th Cooper Plunkett 4x100 Relay - 4th Mena 300H - 5th Sully Massey 4x400 - 7th Mena 4x200 Relay - 6th Mena Smith, Elijah/Cox, Kalib/Short, Cody/Peters, Brody Click the link for complete results https://ar.milesplit.com/.../404566.../results/729496/raw...
7 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Caleb Peters had a pair of hits & Luke Montgomery had 4 RBI's to lead Mena on Tuesday. Arkadelphia-9 Mena Bearcats-5 The Bearcats are back in action on Friday at Hope. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter_ids=24460
7 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Softball led going into the final inning but came up short. Arkadelphia - 7 Mena Ladycats - 5 The Ladycats are back in action on Thursday when they play Centerpoint at Union Bank Park. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter_ids=24459
7 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Basscats 7th At Millwood ! Austin Rose and Jarrett Burger took 7th place at the Young Guns Championship on Millwood last weekend. The Bass Cats will compete in the Trader Bills State Championship at Lake Hamilton on Sunday April 25th. https://www.facebook.com/groups/298629374002848 https://www.facebook.com/arkbasshighschool
7 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to the Mena Ladycats for winning the Waldron 7th Grade Bulldog Relays on Monday. GO LADYCATS!!!!
7 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
We had a GREAT week of weight room testing last week. Our 7th graders got their first ever maxes and did great.....our 8th graders did awesome and are actually still finishing up testing and our Senior High has made some big gains. Some stats from our latest weight room testing for our Senior High: Average Increase on Bench Press: +10 lbs Average Increase on Squat: +16 lbs Average Increase on Power clean: +10 lbs 70% of our guys set a Personal Record for Bench 73% set a PR for Squat 71% set a PR for Powerclean In the Photo: Logan Yang,Jake Brotherton,Jordan Roberts These Guys are 300+ on Bench, 450+ on Squat and 275+ on Powerclean.
7 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena trailed at half but came back to defeat Heavener at Bearcat Stadium on Monday! Mena Ladycats-3 Heavener-1 The Ladycats are 4-1 on the season & will host Hope on Friday at 5:00pm. GO LADYCATS!!!
8 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Bearcat Football Store Fundraiser Proceeds go to Bearcat football 7-12 Items shipped directly to buyer Click the link to place your order store.printmaniatees.com/mena/shop/home
8 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School will be hosting a Spring Gala for all Juniors and Seniors on April 24th at CMA Iron Mountain from 6-8:30pm. The night, which will reflect "A Walk Down Memory Lane" will include a formal dinner and entertainment. Senior tickets are $15 and junior tickets are $30 and can be purchased from Ms.Hughes
8 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Game day Monday April 5th! Track - 3:30pm Soccer - 5:00pm Baseball - Cancelled
10 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Ladycat Softball is competing in the River City Rumble in Van Buren. FRIDAY Mena Ladycats - 2 Bentonville West - 6 Mena Ladycats - 1 Alma - 13 SATURDAY Mena Ladycats - 2 Atkins-9 Mena Ladycats-0 Star City-3 Mena will play again on Tuesday when they host Arkadelphia. The first pitch will be at 4:30pm at Union Bank Park.
10 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Bearcat Baseball lost a conference game on Friday. Nashville-13 Mena Bearcats-1 Mena falls to 2-10 on the season & they will play at Waldron on Monday. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter_ids=24460
11 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Jr. High Track competed at the Mansfield Jr. relays on Thursday. The Jr. Ladycats finished third as a team. GIRLS 4x800 - 2nd Kylene Denton, Addison Thomas, Jocelyn Hernandez, Rylie Bentley 800M - Kylene Denton 1st & Karley Sharp 2nd 1600M - Rylie Bentley 2nd & Addison Thomas 3rd 4x400 - 1st Kate Wilson, Chloe Hooper, Jocelyn Hernandez, Jayden Cox 400M - Karley Sharp 3rd & Jayden Cox 4th 4x200 -2nd Jayden Cox, Jaden Roberts, Kate Wilson, Elliott Dugan 200M - Kate Wilson 7th 4x100 - 6th Chloe Hooper, Jaden Roberts, Emma Ferguson, Annabelle Peters 100M - Jaden Roberts 6th 100 Hurdles - Elliott Dugan 6th 300 Hurdles - Annabelle Peters 5th Long Jump - Chloe Hooper 5th High Jump - Elliott Dugan 2nd Triple Jump - Jayden Cox 2nd Discus - Reese Montgomery 1st Shot - Caroline Cannon 2nd BOYS 100m - Jeff Richmond 7th place 200m - Elijah Smith 6th place 400m - Jeff Kirkendoll 6th place 800m - Cooper Plunkett 4th place, Sean Sullivan 5th place 1600m - Cooper Plunkett 2nd place 4x100m = Omar Cecilio, Jeff Richmond, Sully Massey, Brody Peters 4th place 4x200m - Elijah Smith, Kalib Cox, Cody Short, Brody Peters 4th place 4x400m = Jeff Kirkendoll, Brody Peters, Jeff Richmond, Kalib Cox 5th place 4x800m - Omar Cecilio, Deigo Pisano, Sean Sullivan, Cooper Plunkett 2nd place 300 hurdles - Sully Massey 5th place High Jump - Kalib Cox 6th place, Elijah Smith 7th place Long Jump - Elijah Smith 4th place Triple Jump - Sean Sullivan 6th place, Evan Leonard 7th place Shot Put - Brady Montgomery 5th place Pole Vault - Cody Short 7th place Follow the link for complete results. https://ar.milesplit.com/meets/405982-mansfield-jr-tiger-relays-2021/results#.YGaa6uhKhPY
11 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
A five run 7th inning by the Bearcats tied the game but Mt. Ida scored the winning runs in the 8th. Mt. Ida - 11 Mena Bearcats - 9 Riley Gilbert got the start & went four innings on the bump & Luke Montgomery led Mena with three RBI's. The Bearcats are back in play a conference game on Friday 4/2 at Union Bank Park against Nashville. First pitch is at 5:00pm
12 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Nashville was too much for the Mena Ladycats on Thursday at Union Bank Park. Nashville-17 Mena Ladycats-0 Mena begins play in the River City Rumble at Van Buren on Friday 4/2. They will play Bentonville West at 3:30pm. Games continue on Saturday as well.
12 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Arkansas High School Coaches Association is proud to announce the 2021 All-Star Football roster. From Mena, Bearcat Seniors Cauy House and Mason Brotherton were selected to the West team. Coach Craig Bentley was also chosen as an assistant coach for the West team.
13 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Arkansas High School Coaches Association is proud to announce the 2021 All-Star Volleyball rosters. From Mena, Ladycat Senior Gracie Lyle was selected to the West team. Mena Volleyball Head Coach Brad Lyle was also chosen as an assistant coach for the West team.
13 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Thursday April 1st ! Jr, Track - 3:30pm Softball - 4:30pm Baseball - 5:00pm
13 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School Senior SHYLEE HEAD accepted her music scholarship from the University of Arkansas at Monticello on Wednesday in the Paul Gray Band Center. GO SHYLEE !!! GO BEARCATS!!!
13 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Due to Friday being a holiday meal pick up will be Thursday from 1pm-2pm at Louise Durham & Mena High School. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeirp4DIdsaPTa6gj3zGkFAVn4UatFfagjiAGf2z1emodbBAw/viewform
13 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
ACT Aspire testing will take place at Mena Middle School April 19th-23rd.
13 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Middle School 7th grader DAX McMELLON competed in the Digital Citizenship MidLevel FBLA State Competition recently. He was recognized for receiving 4th Place overall in the state. Congratulations Dax!
13 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Softball picked up a big conference win on Tuesday. Mena Ladycats - 13 DeQueen - 1 The girls improve to 5-3 on the season & will play Nashville on Thursday at Union Bank Park. GO LADYCATS!!! https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter_ids=24459
13 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to Mena High School Junior LOGAN YANG on winning the shot put at the Mansfield Sr. Relays on Tuesday. Logan finished in first place with a throw of 41' 5" !!! GO LOGAN!!! GO BEARCATS!!!
13 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Sr. High Track competed at the Mansfield Relays on Tuesday. GIRLS Shot- 4th Madyson Birtcher Discus - 4th Madyson Birtcher 200 Dash - 7th Vivi Denton BOYS Shot - 1st Logan Yang 4x800 Relay - 3rd Mena 1600 - 3rd Logan Myers, 4th Tre McMellon 800 - 3rd Logan Myers 3200 - 2nd Tre McMellon, 5th Trevin Plunkett Click the link for complete results https://ar.milesplit.com/.../405725-mansfield-sr.../results
13 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
A seventh inning rally by the Bearcats came up short in a 4-6 loss at DeQueen on Tuesday. Blake Brown & Riley Gilbert each threw three innings for Mena. Luke Montgomery & Sam Efird led Mena at the plate with two hits each. The Bearcats will play Mt. Ida at 5:00pm Thursday at Union Bank Park. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?
14 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School Student Council President SAM EFIRD dropped off StuCrew’s donation at Fresh Start Pregnancy Resource Center yesterday! StuCrew decided to keep all fundraisers in our local community this year and we are excited to give back to Polk County!
14 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
On Monday and Tuesday, April 5th & 6th, the ninth and tenth grade students at Mena High School will be taking ACT Aspire. If students are here for both days of testing, Wednesday will be a virtual day for those testers.
14 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
ACT-ASPIRE TESTING IS APRIL 12th-15th @ HOLLY HARSHMAN ELEMENTARY! Parent Tips: How to Help Your Child Prepare for HHE-ACT Aspire Testing On Test Day Make sure your child gets a good night's sleep and eats a healthy breakfast Many teachers report that students who don't do well on tests haven't gotten enough sleep, and haven't eaten breakfast on the morning of the test. Doing both of these things will ensure that your child is working at full capacity. Remain positive Staying calm will help your child stay calm. If she gets nervous about the test or is likely to experience anxiety during the test, help her practice some relaxation techniques that she can try once she's taking the test.
14 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
FASTCATS IS BACK !!!! To be a part of the fun or for more information contact Coach Bentley by E-mail at craig.bentley@menaschools.org
14 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena 7th Grade Track competed at Mansfield on Monday. GIRLS !!! 4x800 Relay- 2nd Kylene Denton, Elliott Dugan, Kate Wilson, Jayden Cox 800- 2nd Kate Wilson 1600- 2nd Kylene Denton, 6th Jayden Cox 4x400 Relay- Kylene Denton, Elliott Dugan, Kate Wilson, jayden Cox 400 -1st Kate Wilson & 3rd Pascha Wistrand 4x200 Relay- 5th Chloe Stepp, Annabelle Peters, Stella Smith, Pascha Wistrand 200 -Annabelle Peters 6th & Chloe Stepp 4th 100 Hurdles- 1st Elliott Dugan 300 Hurdles- 1st Annabelle Peters High Jump- 1st Elliott Dugan Triple Jump- Anna Ferguson 4th and Jayden Cox 3rd BOYS!!!! 200m- Shaun Waid 4th place 400m- Mason Burks 3rd place, Jimmy Glenn 4th place, Levi Neufeld 6th place 800m- Hunter McClara 4th place 4x100m Relay- Tripp Hensley, Abram Wooden, Mason Burks, Levi Nuefeld 5th place 4x200m Relay-Hunter McClara, Dax McMellon, Eli Swall, Jimmy Glenn 2nd place 4x400m Relay- Eli Swall, Hunter McClara, Levi Neufeld, Mason Burks 3rd place 4x800m Relay- Tripp Hensley, Waylon Head, Eli Swall, Hunter McClara 4th place 110 hurdles- Darrell Garrett 5th place, Levi Nuefeld 6th place 300 hurdles- Mason Burks, Tripp Hensley 4th place High Jump- Levi Neufeld 2nd place Long Jump- Levi Neufeld 3rd place Triple Jump- Tripp Hensley 6th place, Mason Burks 8th place Shot Put- Max Rocha 3rd place, Van Goforth 8th place Discus- Dax McMellon 1st place, Jimmy Glenn 7th place
14 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
GAMEDAY TUESDAY, MARCH 30TH! Softball - 4:30pm Baseball - 5:00pm Sr. Track - 3:30pm
15 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
RIVER CITY RUMBLE BRACKET ! Mena Ladycat Softball will compete in the River City Rumble this Friday 4/2 & Saturday 4/3 in Van Buren. The Ladycats also play on Tuesday @ Dequeen & will host Nashville on Thursday @ Union Bank Park.
15 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
A HUGE THANK YOU from HHE going out to Grace Bible Church for our teacher goodie basket!! What a great way to start this downhill slide to summer vacay !!
15 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Monday, March 29, 2021 Clubs & Activities: Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - JAG officer meeting during enrichment Friday - 9th and 10th grade, The ACT Aspire test is April 5&6. It is very important that your equipment is in working order. If your screen is broken or leaking, it will need to be replaced. Please check your keyboard and your mouse function and see that they are in proper working order or not missing any keys. You will need to charge your chromebook the night before you test. Please do not bring your chromebook to school and expect to be able to sit near an outlet so that you can charge your chromebook while you are taking the Aspire tests. The Spring Gala will be held at CMA Iron Mountain on Saturday, April 24th beginning at 6pm. Tickets are available for purchase from Ms.Hughes. Senior tickets are $15 and Junior tickets are $30. Please purchase tickets ASAP so we can get menu counts. Congratulations to the 21-22 MHS Sideline and Competition Cheer Teams Cassidy Ashcraft Christina Gragg Jaiden Milam Addi Dollar Sara Dozier Haley Fairless Cloey Massey Briley Dean Hailey Emerson Abby Felix Amy Gragg Brooklyn Hilderbrand Kiylee Hughes Kaelyn Nichols Sophia Vacca Makayla Vega * Kylie Cook ** * Brycen Holt ** * Bethany Godwin ** * Carleigh Smart ** * Tre Day * Jayden Felix * Annalise Hughes ** * Rylie McClara ** * Brady Montgomery * Josh Noble *** * Jeffrey Richmond ** If you are interested in the EF international trip go to you “class of” page to find our more information or see Ms. Catlett, Ms. Hooker, Mrs. Hoyle, or Ms. Kropp. March 29 - 31 Monday - Chicken Spaghetti, Pizza Meatball Sub, Double CBurger, Waffle Bar Tuesday - Pulled Pork Sand., Spicy Chicken Sand., Taco Bar, PBJ Sand Wednesday - Baked Potato w Ham, Hamburger, Hot Dog, Wing Bar Thursday - Friday - No School (Good Friday)
15 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS ANNOUNCEMENTS Monday, March 29 th   I. Welcome back, we hope everyone had a restful Spring Break. II. 6 th grade Quiz Bowl will meet right after these announcements. III. This week is a four-day week. This Friday is Good Friday and there will be no school. Also, it is not a “virtual day,” you will not have assignments that day. IV. There are only 42 school days remaining this year. Many of you are still trying to recover from some low grades. Work you hardest and do your best these last few weeks of school. V. Congratulations to the 2021-2022 Jr High Cheerleaders: Lainee Garrett Izzy Henry Autumn Lockhart Kayleigh Noble Myranda Richmond Carmindy Ashcraft Kinley Garrett Alaya Richard Trinaty Richmond Chloie Smith Stella Smith ** These Jr High Cheerleaders will have a meeting in Mrs. Breedlove’s room tomorrow during ACHIEVE. The 6th graders that signed up for 7th grade cheer will meet with Mrs. Breedlove this Wednesday. VI. Lunchtime Weather: VII. Lunch Menu: * Chicken Spaghetti * Pizza Meatball Sub * Double Cheeseburger * Waffle Bar * PB&J Sandwich * Deli Sandwich * Chef Salad
15 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
April menus for Louise Durham Elementary School !
15 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to the Mena Jr. & Sr. High Cheerleaders for the 2021-2022 season. Junior High Cheer: Lainee Garrett Izzy Henry Autumn Lockhart Kayleigh Noble Myranda Richmond Carmindy Ashcraft Kinley Garrett Alaya Richard Trinaty Richmond Chloie Smith Stella Smith Mena Varsity Cheerleaders for the 2021-2022 season. SIDELINE Team: Cassidy Ashcraft Christina Gragg Jaiden Milam Addi Dollar Sara Dozier Haley Fairless Cloey Massey Briley Dean Hailey Emerson Abby Felix Amy Gragg Brooklyn Hilderbrand Kiylee Hughes Kaelyn Nichols Sophia Vacca Makayla Vega COMPETITION Team: Cassidy Ashcraft Kylie Cook Bethany Godwin Christina Gragg Jaiden Milam Carleigh Smart Trey Day Addi Dollar Sara Dozier Haley Fairless Jayden Felix Brycen Holt Cloey Massey Briley Dean Hailey Emerson Abby Felix Amy Gragg Brooklyn Hilderbrand Annalise Hughes Kiylee Hughes Rylie McClara Brady Montgomery Josh Noble Jeffrey Richmond Sophia Vacca Makayla Vega
24 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Some reading goals were CRUSHED this quarter! 🥳🥳
25 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Students in Ms. Hooker's class at Mena High School discovered a new & creative way to learn today. They competed as teams in an escape room set up in the MHS Library.
25 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mrs. Johnson's Achieve class raised $354.88 for Special Olympics Pennies for the Plunge fundraiser. This was the highest amount raised at Mena Middle School.
25 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Lifetouch photographers are at Mena High School today taking spring sports pictures. Including baseball, softball, soccer & track.
25 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Track Teams competed at the Collin Raye Leopard Relays on Thursday. Ashton Powell 8th in the 400, 5th 4x400 Logan Myers 4th in the 800, 4th in the 1600, 5th 4x400 Tre Mcmellon 6th in the 1600, 4th in the 3200, 5th 4x400 Cody Bollmeyer 7th in the 300 Hurdles, 5th High Jump Aaron Lay 5th 4x400 Logan Yang 2nd Shot Put Madyson Birtcher 3rd Discus To see complete results click on the link. https://ar.milesplit.com/meets/405299-collin-raye-leopard-relays-2021/results
25 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Baseball played Bauxite at Union Bank Park on Thursday. Mena - 2 Bauxite -16 Mena is 2-7 on the season. This was the last game for the Bearcats before spring break. They return to play on March 30th at DeQueen.
26 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Softball played Bauxite at Union Bank Park on Thursday. The Ladycats had 12 hits including 3 from Morgan Puckett. Mena - 5 Bauxite -16 Mena is 3-4 on the season. This was the last game for the Ladycats before spring break. They return to play on March 30th at DeQueen.
26 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena High School Cheer Clinic has been happening this week in the Union Bank Center. Cheer candidates, under the direction of Coach Andrea Hughes, have been working & learning after school all week.
26 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mrs. Bentley’s Fantastic Firsties keep reading and reading!
26 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Covid-19 🦠 won’t stop HHE from competing in Battle of the Books 📚! WE held our very OWN contest at our campus. Here are the results from our competitors! WE also had two very special celebrity guest judges: Mrs Rose Tedder & Mrs Marsha Riley ♥️♥️📚📚- Thank you so much, ladies! 3rd Grade 1st place- Team A (Katy Goodnight, Cooper Hadley, Elliott Flowers, Riley McElveen) 2nd place- Team B (Melanie Cude, Jenna Williams, Emmett Flowers, Briggs Robertson) 5th Grade 1st place-Team B (Madison Fowler, Lily Kate Doughty, Sophia Cummings, Shayla Benson) 2nd place- Team A (Trinity Aviles, Desirae Florez, Gavin Crawford, Annie Warner) 4th Grade 1st place-Team B (Trip Davis, Keegan Stone, Hunter Hicks, Jozlyn Cecil) 2nd place- Team A (Larson Woods, Kinsey Mullen, Tanner Cobb, Micheal Benson)
26 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Many Mena Middle School Students took advantage of the opportunity to volunteer at the Christian Motorcyclist Association during their pastoral conference! https://www.facebook.com/cmausa.org
26 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Sr. Girls Basketball Head Coach Scott Wright announced post season honors for his Ladycats today. All State: Gracie Lyle, Grayson Fairless All Conference: Brooklyn Pennington, Madi Lyle, Hannah Stockton 2nd team All Conference: Ally Wright, Emmi Hines, Emily Leonard All State Tournament Team: Ally Wright
26 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School Announcements Thursday 3/18 9th and 10th grade, The ACT Aspire test is April 5&6. It is very important that your equipment is in working order. If your screen is broken or leaking, it will need to be replaced. Please check your keyboard and your mouse function and see that they are in proper working order or not missing any keys. You will need to charge your chromebook the night before you test. Please do not bring your chromebook to school and expect to be able to sit near an outlet so that you can charge your chromebook while you are taking the Aspire tests. The Spring Gala will be held at CMA Iron Mountain on Saturday, April 24th beginning at 6pm. Tickets will be available for purchase from Ms.Hughes beginning next Tuesday, March 16th. Senior tickets will be $15 and Junior tickets will be $30. For any students who are still interested in purchasing a Senior shirt or an Underclassmen shirt, please see Mr. Philpot in room 205. There are limited sizes available that can be purchased for $15 with cash or check. Parent Teacher conferences are Wednesday, March 17 from 3:30-8:30. If you want or need to take the accuplacer test, it will be tomorrow at 3:30 in Mrs. Purvis room. It is free and untimed. If you are interested in the EF international trip go to you “class of” page to find our more information or see Ms. Catlett, Ms. Hooker, Mrs. Hoyle, or Ms. Kropp. Penny Plunge Challenge is ON!!! Enrichment Class -- remember to bring your coins and donations for Special Olympics Polar Plunge each day and turn in to your Enrichment teacher. The winning class will get a donut or muffin and coffee party during Enrichment on Friday, March 19. For more information see Mrs. Tompkins. Lunch Menu: March March 15 - 19 Monday - Chicken Nugget Bowl, Rib Patty, Hamburger, Pork Carnitas Tuesday - Hang time Basket, CBurger, Spicy Chicken Sand., Taco Bar Wednesday - Mini Corndogs, Mac & Cheese, Meatball Sub, Hot Dog Thursday - Chili, Chicken Tenders CBurger, Taco Bar, PBJ Sand Friday - Walking Tacos, Corn Dog, Chicken Sand., Pizza
26 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS ANNOUNCEMENTS Thursday, March 18 th   I. Here are the current standings in the Pennies for the Plunge competition. Today is the last day of the competition and the winning ACHIEVE class will have a donut party on April 1 st . 5 th Place – Mrs. Gann 4 th Place – Mrs. Dollar 3 rd Place – Mr. Huntington 2 nd Place – Mrs. Brooks 1 st Place – Mrs. Breedlove II. Reminder – We will be on the standard bell schedule when we return from Spring Break. III. While you are on Spring Break, keep in mind that our Go-Guardian will still be operating and sending alerts for any inappropriate use of Chromebooks, to our Tech Department. You should have no need to use your Chromebooks over Spring Break. IV. There have been a couple of days this week where several balls and cafeteria trays have been left outside at the end of Lunch “B.” If this continues to be a problem, students in Lunch “B” will be prohibited from eating outside for several days along with the ball box remaining locked. V. Lunchtime Weather: VI. Lunch Menu: * Chili * Chicken Tenders * Hamburger * Taco Bar * PB&J Sandwich * Deli Sandwich * Popcorn Chicken Salad
26 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Sr. High Track - 3:30pm Softball - 4:30pm Baseball - 5:00pm
26 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School will be hosting a Spring Gala for all Juniors and Seniors on April 24th at CMA Iron Mountain from 6-8:30pm. The night, which will reflect "A Walk Down Memory Lane" will include a formal dinner and entertainment. Senior tickets are $15 and junior tickets are $30 and can be purchased from Ms.Hughes
26 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The MHS Yearbook staff is excited to report that the design and overall creation of the 2021 Mena High School Yearbook has wrapped up, and the final pages were uploaded this morning to reach their end goal. While there's no doubt this school year will always be remembered as historic, the yearbook staff worked tirelessly to ensure the book reflected what a unique and memorable year it has been. You may still order a copy of the 216-page 2021 MHS Yearbook for $60 by ordering online at jostensyearbook.com with a debit or credit card, or by ordering through Mr. Philpot's room 205 at the high school with cash or check. The yearbooks will arrive and be distributed in mid-May.
27 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School Head Basketball Coach Randy Peters announced the post season honors for his Bearcats today. All Conference Sam Efird Caleb peters 2nd team All Conference Tre McMellon Trey Day Blake Brown All star team nominee Sam Efird
27 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mrs. Smith's Kinder Kids enjoyed reading about leprechauns and building traps to try to catch one. https://www.facebook.com/Mrs-Smiths-Kinder-Kids-196630480397405/
27 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
How do you catch a leprechaun? Mrs. Floyds Fabulous Firsties had some great ideas, but those tricky little guys are are difficult to trap! We’ll get one next time! https://www.facebook.com/Mrs-Floyds-Fabulous-Firsties-111622360272278
27 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Theatre Arts II performed The Greek Mythology Olympiaganza (The Iliad! The Iliad! The Iliad!) for 8th grade English students on Thursday.
27 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Softball played at Fountain Lake on Tuesday, Mena-15 Fountain Lake-0 The Ladycats improve to 3-3/2-1 & will play Bauxite at Union Bank Park on Thursday. GO LADYCATS! https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter_ids=24459
27 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Soccer played Cossatot River at Bearcat Stadium on Tuesday. Ladycats-2 Cossatot-0 Bearcats-1 Cossatot-7 The teams will be back in action on April 9th when they host Hope! https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter_ids=24458
28 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Baseball played at Fountain Lake on Tuesday & lost by a score of 1-11. That is the fourth loss in a row for the Bearcats who are now 2-6/0-3. Mena will play Bauxite on Thursday at Union Bank Park.
28 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Jr. Bearcats are already preparing for the 2021 football season at Bearcat Stadium today!
28 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Room 31 kinder kids at LDE keep on making me proud by passing Reading Eggs and Mathseeds quizzes and meeting their goals!
28 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mrs. Floyd's Fabulous Firsties had many students make it to a new point club in AR. Thank you to Pizza Hut and Skyline Cafe for providing such great incentives for students who make their goals!
28 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School Sophomore Matthew McClain is earning volunteer hours helping the Christian Motorcyclist Association set up the audio and music for the Spring Pastoral conference this week! https://www.facebook.com/cmausa.org
28 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
27 Mena High School students, from Kristi Wilson's family & consumer science class, are earning CPR certification today. The CPR class is being led by instructors from Southwest EMS. https://www.facebook.com/southwest.ems
28 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Softball @ Fountain Lake 4:30pm Baseball @ Fountain Lake 5:00pm Soccer/Cossatot @ Mena 5:00pm & 7:00pm
28 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS ANNOUNCEMENTS Tuesday, March 16 th   I. The 7 th & 8 th grade Quiz Bowl teams will meet in the Conference room at the end of these announcements. II. Report cards will be handed out today in you ACHIEVE class. III. 6 th grade ETS students will be meeting tomorrow during ACHIEVE. IV. Here are the current standings in the Pennies for the Plunge competition. You still have 3 days left to get your ACHIEVE class in to 1 st place and win the donut party: 5 th Place – McCormick 4 th Place – Breedlove 3 rd Place – Swall 2 nd Place – Dollar 1 st Place – Huntington V. It has been decided that on the Monday that we return from Spring Break, we will return to our normal bell schedule, that we haven’t used since last year. Basically, there will only be one bell to begin each class. All students will change classes at the same time. Again, this begins when we return from Spring Break. VI. Lunchtime Weather: VII. Lunch Menu: * Hang Time Basket * Cheeseburger * Spicy Chicken Sandwich * Taco Bar * PB&J * Deli Sandwich * Cobb Salad
28 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Softball suffered a tough loss at Malvern on Monday. Mena-3 Malvern-5 The Ladycats play at Fountain Lake on Tuesday. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter_ids=24459
28 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Baseball fell to 2-5 on the season on Monday. Mena-0 Horatio-13 The Bearcats play again on Tuesday 3/16 at Fountain Lake!
29 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
LDE online yearbook sales officially close on Wednesday, March 17th! Be sure and get your orders in! Order Your Yearbook: https://www.memorybook.com/online-pay/parent-pay/ School Code: 054038
29 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Basscats competed in the Arkansas Youth Fishing Federations National Qualifying Tournament on Lake Greeson on Sunday(3/14/21). Austin Rose and Jarrett Burger won 1st Place in the High School division. Rose and Burger had a great day of bass fishing. Their five fish limit weighed 16.12lbs. They caught the biggest Bass(4.12lbs) and separated themselves from 2nd place by over 6 pounds! This puts Burger and Rose one step closer to Qualifying to compete in the High School National Championship. Thank you to all of our Sponsors. We would especially like to thank the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain, Union Bank, Outback Barn, Nidec and Lake Fork Trophy Lures. The Basscats will be back on the water Saturday March 27th for the Trader Bills Tournament on Lake Ouachita.
29 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Baseball @ Horatio 5:00pm Softball @ Malvern 4:30pm The soccer games scheduled for today have been cancelled.
29 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Monday, March 13, 2021 The FFA will be participating in the virtual State Qualifying CDE's this Friday, March 19, here at MHS. If you are on a team make sure that you find out what time your team will be competing. 9th and 10th grade, The ACT Aspire test is April 5&6. It is very important that your equipment is in working order. If your screen is broken or leaking, it will need to be replaced. Please check your keyboard and your mouse function and see that they are in proper working order or not missing any keys. You will need to charge your chromebook the night before you test. Please do not bring your chromebook to school and expect to be able to sit near an outlet so that you can charge your chromebook while you are taking the Aspire tests. The Spring Gala will be held at CMA Iron Mountain on Saturday, April 24th beginning at 6pm. Tickets will be available for purchase from Ms.Hughes beginning next Tuesday, March 16th. Senior tickets will be $15 and Junior tickets will be $30. For any students who are still interested in purchasing a Senior shirt or an Underclassmen shirt, please see Mr. Philpot in room 205. There are limited sizes available that can be purchased for $15 with cash or check. Parent Teacher conferences are Wednesday, March 17 from 3:30-8:30. If you want or need to take the accuplacer test, it will be here on Wednesday March 17 at 3:30. It is free and untimed. If you are interested in the EF international trip go to you “class of” page to find our more information or see Ms. Catlett, Ms. Hooker, Mrs. Hoyle, or Ms. Kropp. Penny Plunge Challenge is ON!!! Enrichment Class -- remember to bring your coins and donations for Special Olympics Polar Plunge each day and turn in to your Enrichment teacher. The winning class will get a donut or muffin and coffee party during Enrichment on Friday, March 19. For more information see Mrs. Tompkins. March 15 - 19 Monday - Chicken Nugget Bowl, Rib Patty, Hamburger, Pork Carnitas Tuesday - Hang time Basket, CBurger, Spicy Chicken Sand., Taco Bar Wednesday - Mini Corndogs, Mac & Cheese, Meatball Sub, Hot Dog Thursday - Chili, Chicken Tenders CBurger, Taco Bar, PBJ Sand Friday - Walking Tacos, Corn Dog, Chicken Sand., Pizza
29 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS ANNOUNCEMENTS Monday, March 15 th   I. The 6 th grade Quiz Bowl will meet in the Conference room at the end of these announcements. II. At the end of these announcements there is a list of students that need to go see Mrs. Johnson in her math classroom. III. This is the last week of school before Spring Break. Report cards will be handed out in the next day or two. IV. The Pennies for the Plunge contest continues through this Thursday. Please continue to bring your loose change for Special Olympics and place it in the jar in your ACHIEVE class. Remember, the winning ACHIEVE class will receive a donut party. V. Tonight’s High School home soccer games against Centerpoint have been cancelled. VI. It was one year ago that schools across Arkansas shut down due to Covid. Many schools across the nation still have not returned to on-site learning but we have been successful in doing so because you have all done a good job complying with the Covid guidelines set by our Governor and the ADH. Please continue to do this, as we have noticed that some of you are beginning to get a little “forgetful”, especially with your masks. VII. Lunchtime Weather: VIII. Lunch Menu: * Pork Carnitas * Chicken Sandwich * Hamburger * Chicken Nugget Bowl * PB&J * Deli Sandwich * Chef Salad
29 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena soccer games with Centerpoint have been cancelled for today.
29 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
This morning during enrichment FFA members learned about all the upcoming FFA events 7 HAD some fun competing in team building activities!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena's struggles at the plate continued on Friday. The Bearcats were shut out by Malvern 0-10. The boys will play at Horatio on Monday. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter_ids=24460
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mrs. Bentley’s Fantastic Firsties at Louise Durham Elementary have been learning with Leprechauns! https://www.facebook.com/Mrs-Bentleys-Fantastic-Firsties-113011643416309/
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Ladycat basketball season came to an end on Friday in the quarterfinals of the 4A State Tournament. Mena lost to Farmington by a score of 47-72. Gracie Lyle led the Ladycats with 18 points. The Mena girls finished a great season with a 22-4 record. GO LADYCATS!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
In this challenging and pandemic year, I believe we have seen just how important the arts are in our world. Music is a big part of how we survive in difficulty, celebrate in good times, bond with others, and create memories. Music can be our escape or how we connect with our own emotions. I am thankful that theatre incorporates music in so many ways. Students need to see how music defines a scene, a character, a feeling, or changes the atmosphere in a production. -JESSICA KROPP-
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Thank you so much to our LOUISE DURHAM HEROES for the support in our Snack fundraiser! We celebrated with our taco and pizza party for our highest sellers today!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Recess @ Louise Durham Elementary!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Middle School 7th graders completed their study of the body systems with the frog dissection lab recently. Students were able to use lab tools and practice proper dissection methods to examine the exterior and interior organs of the frog.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The sixth period Theatre I class at Mena High School presented a one act play called Epic Fail today in the Performing Arts Center. Two more performances are planned for Saturday @ 7:30 pm and Sunday @ 2:30 pm in the PAC. Admission is free or donation.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to Mrs.Teresa Warner for receiving the March Teacher of the Month Award. It was stated that Mrs.Warner is a caring teacher, always has a smile, and is ready to listen and give advice, which usually includes encouraging students to stay on the right path. She will do everything she can to make sure everyone understands what she is teaching and is patient with them when they need extra help. Mrs. Warner will receive a certificate from Mrs. Wilson’s Orientation to Teaching and Child Care Guidance Classes and a cupcake from Sassafras Bakehouse. https://www.menaschools.org/o/mena-high-school/teacher_pages/23614/bio
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Public School employees were given an opportunity to take the Johnson & Johnson Covid Vaccine today. Pictured is District Maintenance Supervisor DANNY MINTON. Many chose to take the Moderna Vaccine earlier this year.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
FRIDAY GAMEDAY! Softball @ Malvern - cancelled Baseball @ Malvern - 5:00pm Ladycats vs. Farmington @ Morrilton - 4:00pm
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Bearcats gave up three early goals and couldn't overcome the deficit in a 1-4 loss to Heavener on Thursday. Mena is back in action on Monday the 15th when they host Centerpoint at Bearcat Stadium.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Bauxite requested a schedule change next week & in order to make that happen the Horatio game also had to be moved. Here is the Mena baseball schedule for next week. Monday 15th - Mena @ Horatio Tuesday 16th - Mena @ Fountain Lake Thursday 18th - Bauxite @ Mena
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School Journalism 2 students are producing a video promo for the Special Olympics "Polar Plunge" Water Balloon Fight that will be taking place on the MHS front lawn on Saturday, March 20th. BOBBY WALLIS stepped up & volunteered to be the target of over 200 water balloons on Wednesday. They did three takes, and he walked away drenched, bruised, and with multiple welps on his body. Bobby's leadership in planning, communication, management and determination to make this a fun and memorable school year have been crucial to other events as well.. GO BOBBY!!! GO BEARCATS!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
SCHEDULE CHANGE! Heavener has cancelled today’s girls game. The boys will play at 6pm in Bearcat Stadium.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The MHS Student Council collected baby wipes and diapers to donate to Fresh Start Pregnancy Center for their spring community service project! The StuCrew is excited to serve our community!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats will play Farmington in the 4A State Tournament on Friday. Farmington defeated Southside 59-45 on Wednesday to advance. The games are being played at Morrilton High School & tipoff will be at 4:00pm. Digital ticketing will be required for all games and can be accessed on the AAA app or via GoFan at www.gofan.co/app/school/AAA. See the tournament bracket at https://scorebooklive.com/girls-basketball/tournaments/2021-arkansas-girlsbasketball-4a-state-bracket
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Soccer played at Danville on Tuesday. Sr. Girls/ Mena-4 Danville-1 Sr. Boys/ Mena-4 Danville-0 Mena will play Heavener at Bearcats Stadium on Thursday! https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics...
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations Reese Montgomery high point scorer at the DeQueen Cub Relays. Reese led the Ladycats to the team title.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Jr. Ladycats won the Dequeen Cub Relay Track Meet on Tuesday. Reese Montgomery won High Point Honors. 4x800 1st place Kylene Denton Jocelyn Hernandez Addison Thomas Rylie Bentley 800 M Kylene Denton 1st Kate Wilson 2nd 1600 M Rylie Bentley 1st Addison Thomas 4th 4x400 1st place Kate Wilson Chloe Hooper Jocelyn Hernandez Jayden Cox 400 M Reese Montgomery 2nd Anna Ferguson 4th 4x200 3rd place Chloe Hooper Jaden Roberts Jocelyn Hernandez Kate Wilson 4x100 5th Chloe Hooper Jaden Roberts Emma Ferguson Anna Ferguson 300 H Reese Montgomery 2nd Jayden Cox 5th Long Jump Jaden Roberts 2nd High Jump Elliott Dugan 3rd Triple Jump Reese Montgomery 2nd Anna Ferguson 5th Discus Reese Montgomery 3rd Caroline Cannon 5th Shot Put Caroline Cannon 2nd Lily Rowland 8th The Mena Jr. Bearcats finished 7th & were led by Cooper Plunkett who finished 3rd In the 1600m.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School will be hosting a Spring Gala for all Juniors and Seniors on April 24th at CMA Iron Mountain from 6-8:30pm. The night, which will reflect "A Walk Down Memory Lane" will include a formal dinner and entertainment. Senior tickets are $15 and junior tickets are $30 and can be purchased from Ms.Hughes
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena High School Blood Drive is underway this morning and many are participating!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY) recently honored students for their exceptional performance on the SAT, ACT, or similar assessment. Mena High School freshman HUDSON VACCA has been honored as one of the brightest young students in the world by the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth. Vacca received a High Honors Award for exceptional performance in SAT, ACT or similar assessment taken as part of the CTY Talent Search. CTY uses above-grade-level testing to identify advanced students from around the world and provide a clear picture of their true academic abilities. More than 16,000 students from 66 countries tested with CTY in the 2019-20 Talent Search year. Less than half of CTY Talent Search testers qualify for CTY High Honors Awards. Honorees also qualified for CTY’s summer, online, and family programs, through which bright students can form a community of engaged learners with other bright students from around the world. https://cty.jhu.edu/
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena scored 11 runs in he first inning & cruised to a 14-4 win over Hope on Tuesday at Union Bank Park. The Ladycats had 23 hits on the night & improve to 2-2 on the year. Mena is back in action on Friday at Malvern! GO LADYCATS!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena pitching gave up only 3 hits but the Bearcats couldn't generate the runs needed in Tuesday's 2-1 loss to Hope at Union Bank Park. The Bearcats are 2-3 on the season & will play again on Friday at Malvern.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Middle School Parent Teacher Conferences will be held for struggling students March 16th, 17th & 18th. Parents can sign up to talk to a teacher on the phone or virtually by using the teacher's link on this page. Click the link to get started. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1OCxkuUSclqDHlmGAYVOD1c_F1hdLz2SEuX2G6Hxrc7c/edit?ts=60424163
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School students who have earned their 3rd academic bar were honored in a ceremony at the Performing Arts Center on Monday. Blair, Madison Castor, Blake Copelin, London Curtis, Ivy Davis, Andrew Day, Leilani Gabourel, Makori Head, Shylee Hilton, Cori Hooper, Vivie Lance, Ciara Levering, Tabitha Lyle, Gracie Martin, Allie Montgomery, Max Puckett, Morgan Sikes, Lauren Wagner, Emily
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School students who earned their 2nd academic bar were honored in a ceremony on Monday at the Performing Arts Center. Allen, Jaci Ashcraft, Cassidy Aynes, Brenna Bates, Allison Benefield, Katie Brotherton, Mason Cross, Samuel Davis, Devon Davis, Will Gragg, Christina Grenier, Sarah Gunn, Maddison Hendrix, Breeanna Hooper, Gaven House, Cauy Johnson, Esmerelda Johnson, Kyleigh Loar, Summer Maechler, Andrea McDonald, David McIntyre, Levi McPherson, Zoe Milam, Jaiden Montgomery, Luke Rose, Austin Smart, Carleigh Thompson, Annika Williams, Alexis Wilson, Rachel Wright, Aly
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School students who earned their forst academic bar were recognized in a ceremony on Monday in the Performing Arts Center. Anderle, Cooper Betz, Gabriel Carmack, Hope Dulaney, Cierra Evangelista, Abri Guillory, Caleb Hernandez, Jetzai Hines, Emmi Hooper, Haley Jewell, Nathaniel Levering, Lucas McConnell, Abi Nichols-Erickson, Phillip Ortiz, Marissa Parnell, Madison Posey, Kendall Powell, Avery Puckett, Carmen Ricker, Ranessa Rocha, Alex Summit, McKenzie Terwilliger, Cameron Vue, Vanessa
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School students who earned an academic letter were recognized in a ceremony at the Performing Arts Center on Monday! Aleshire, Elaina Anderton, Taeyon Auces, Michael Baber, Jett Beaty, Brittany Biard, Jaimeson Biard, Jocelyn Blake, Brinley Booth, Amanda Brotherton, Jake Brown, Brenden Cannon, Caroline Cecilio, Elizabeth Clark, Damon Clark, Payton Creason, Samuel Dilbeck, Lexi Dozier, Sara Ezell, Jesse Fairless, Grayson Fairless, Logan Farringer, Mallory Flemons, Jacob French, Hunter Goforth, Riot Gordon, Gage Hughes, Annalise Hughes, Ian Lua, Stephanie Ludwig, Aiden Lyle, Madi May, Emily McCauley, Cameron McIntyre, Silas Metcalf, Helena Minzel, Alexia Neufeld, Holiday Ogden, Ali Ogden, Rebekah Palmer, Timothy Recchi, Cristina Ricker, Brenden Rosson, Kensey Simmons, Sarah Smith, Brenna Smith, Kolbe Spenser, LayLa Stockton, Hannah Tecson, Shantal Thacker, Taylor Vacca, Hudson Vacca, Sophia Vincent, Mackenzie Williams, Dominic Wistrand, Psalm
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 Clubs & Activities: Monday - There is a junior spring gala planning meeting today during enrichment in the library. For any juniors interested in being involved in the planning and decorating processes, please go to the library for the meeting. Tuesday - NEHS meeting in the Library during Enrichment, and NEHS club pictures for the yearbook. FBLA objective testing in Rm 401 beginning during Enrichment Wednesday - Cheer Candidate Parent meeting at 5:30pm in the PAC FBLA objective testing in Rm 401 beginning during Enrichment Thursday - Friday - Sports: Monday - Tuesday - Junior High Track Meet @ DeQueen starting at 3:30 Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Jr. ETS Meeting today in the Band Room. Students who were unable to attend the ceremony for Letters & Bars last night can go by the office and pick them up. FBLA State competitors: The objective tests will be administered in Rm 401 on Tuesday and Wednesday beginning during Enrichment. Please complete the form that was emailed to you to choose your day to test. MHS blood drive is tomorrow, Wednesday March 10th. Please come to see Nurse Bobbi to choose your donation time! For any students who are still interested in purchasing a Senior shirt or an Underclassmen shirt, please see Mr. Philpot in room 205. There are limited sizes available that can be purchased for $15 with cash or check. If you are interested in the EF international trip go to you “class of” page to find out how to attend the information meeting or see Ms. Catlett, Ms. Hooker, Mrs. Hoyle, or Ms. Kropp. Due to having to postpone the candidate meeting last week, this pushes back the parent meeting to NEXT Wednesday. REMEMBER these meetings are mandatory. Please contact Coach Hughes with scheduling conflicts. Lunch Menu: March March 1-5 Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - March 8 - 12 Monday - Tuesday - Popcorn Chicken Bowl, Rib Patty Sandwich, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Wed., Ravioli, Hot Dog, Chicken Sand., Wing Bar Thursday - Drumstick, Chicken tenders, Bacon Cheeseburger, Taco Bar Friday - Crispito w/Cheese, Mini Corndogs, Backyard burger, Pizza March 15 - 19 Monday - Chicken Nugget Bowl, Rib Patty, Hamburger, Pork Carnitas Tuesday - Hang time Basket, CBurger, Spicy Chicken Sand., Taco Bar Wednesday - Mini Corndogs, Mac & Cheese, Meatball Sub, Hot Dog Thursday - Chili, Chicken Tenders CBurger, Taco Bar, PBJ Sand Friday - Walking Tacos, Corn Dog, Chicken Sand., Pizza March 22 - 26 SPRING BREAK March 29 - 31 Monday - Chicken Spaghetti, Pizza Meatball Sub, Double CBurger, Waffle Bar Tuesday - Pulled Pork Sand., Spicy Chicken Sand., Taco Bar, PBJ Sand Wednesday - Baked Potato w Ham, Hamburger, Hot Dog, Wing Bar
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS ANNOUNCEMENTS Tuesday, March 9 th   I. 7 th & 8th grade Quiz Bowl will meet in the Conference Room right after these announcements. II. Reminders:  The Pennies for the Plunge for Special Olympics continues until March 18 th .  The 3 rd grading quarter ends this Friday. III. All current 8 th & 9 th graders that signed up for Jr High Cheer will have a mandatory parent meeting tomorrow evening, 5:30, at the High School PAC (Auditorium). Cheer candidates and a parent are required to attend. IV. Lunchtime Weather: V. Lunch Menu: * Popcorn Chicken Bowl * Rib Patty Sandwich * Spicy Chicken Sandwich * Taco Bar * PB&J Sandwich * Deli Sandwich * Cobb Salad
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The National English Honor Society held it's induction ceremony at Mena High School on Monday. Those inducted include: Abri Evangelista Blake Castor Will Davis Caleb Guillory Jaxom Hughes The National English Honor Society is the only international organization exclusively for secondary students and faculty who, in the field of English, merit special note for past and current accomplishments.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
GAMEDAY 3/9/21 ! Soccer - 5:00pm & 7:00pm Softball - 4:30pm Baseball - 5:00pm Jr. Track - 3:30pm
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
45 Mena High School students were inducted into the National Honor Society on Monday at the Performing Arts Center! 2020-2021 NHS Inductees Jaci Allen Cooper Anderle Cassidy Ashcraft Brenna Aynes Jett Baber Allison Bates Katie Benefield Madyson Birtcher Madison Blair Hope Carmack Blake Castor London Copelin Ivy Curtis Will Davis Leilani Day Lexi Dilbeck Makori Gabourel Sarah Grenier Caleb Guillory Shylee Head Breeanna Hendrix Alexyss Hilderbrand Cori Hilton Cauy House Tabitha Levering Summer Loar Stephanie Lua Gracie Lyle Allie Martin David McDonald Jaiden Milam Luke Montgomery Max Montgomery Navya Morris Ali Ogden Austin Rose Sarah Simmons Carleigh Smart McKenzi Summit Taylor Thacker Annika Thompson Vanessa Vue Emily Wagner Alexis Williams Rachel Wilson The National Honor Society (NHS) elevates commitment to the values of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. These four pillars have been associated with membership in the organization since its inception in 1921.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats open play in the Class 4A State Basketball Tournament in Morrilton on Friday. They will play the winner of the Southside/Farmington game at 4pm. https://scorebooklive.com/girls-basketball/tournaments/2021-arkansas-girlsbasketball-4a-state-bracket
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Austin Rose and Jarrett Burger placed 6th at the Arkansas Student Angler Federation State Championship held on Lake DeGray on Sunday 3/7/21. They will be back in action this coming weekend on Lake Degray and Lake Greeson. With the lead in the Arkansas Youth Fishing Federation points standings, Rose and Burger are hoping to finish strong and qualify for the High School National Championship.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Attention Mena High School and Middle School FFA Members: This week we will be competing in the Cream of the Crop virtual judging contest. This is for CDE teams only! You will compete during your normal practice time this week. If you are unable to compete during the normal practice time or can not make it to practice please let Mr. Maye, Goodnight, or McCormick know! That way we can figure out a time for you to compete this week. You will need to make sure and bring your Chromebook with you to practice!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Stacking points in Mrs. Plunkett's first grade class at LDE ! https://www.facebook.com/thefirstiefiesta
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS ANNOUNCEMENTS Monday, March 8 th   I. This grading quarter ends this Friday. Make every effort to get all of your assignments completed before report cards are issued. II. 6 th grade Quiz Bowl will meet in the Conference Room right after these announcements. III. The Pennies for the Plunge campaign starts today. Between now and March 18 th , the ACHIEVE class that contributes the most money for Special Olympics will receive a donut party. IV. Lunchtime Weather: V. Lunch Menu: * Fish Sticks with Mac & Cheese * Cheeseburger * Chicken Sandwich * Chili with Grilled Cheese * PB&J Sandwich * Deli Sandwich * Cobb Salad
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats lost the Regional Championship Game on Saturday to Star City by a score of 65-34. Mena will enter the 4A State Tournament next week in Morrilton as a #2 seed. they will play on Friday March 12th at 4:00pm. Click the link to view the bracket. https://scorebooklive.com/girls-basketball/tournaments/2021-arkansas-girlsbasketball-4a-state-bracket
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Bearcats completed the Mena Baseball Tournament on Saturday with a 12-2 win over Mansfield at Union Bank Park. Mena had 14 hits as a team including 4 hits & 6 RBI's from Austin Rose. Riley Gilbert pitched 5 innings & had 6 strike outs. The Bearcats improve to 2-2 & will host Hope on Tuesday beginning at 5:00pm. GO BEARCATS! https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter_ids=24460
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Softball Team won their first game of the season at the Ashdown Tournament on Saturday. A convincing 10-0 victory over Foreman. The Ladycats return to play on Tuesday against Hope at Union Bank Park in Mena. GO LADYCATS!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Softball lost their season opener 12-0 at the hands of Booneville in the Ashdown Tournament Friday Afternoon. The Ladycats fell to Bradley 14-10 in round two on Friday night & will play again on Saturday morning at 11:00am.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Soccer played Arkansas High at Bearcat Stadium on Friday. Sr. Girls/Mena-5 Texarkana-1 Sr. Boys/Mena-0 Texarkana-2 Mena will play at Danville on Tuesday 3/9. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter_ids=24458,24457
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Bearcats shut out Mt. Ida 1-0 behind five strong innings by Blake Brown on the mound. Sam Efird led the team at the plate with three hits. Mena will play Mansfield on Saturday at 1;00pm at UBP. GO BEARCATS!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Cheer is in Star City supporting the Ladycats in the 4A South Regional.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
What a great way to end Read Across America Week! Mrs. floyd's first grade class got to celebrate another great reader who read 100 new words. Then Joseph read so many books this week, he was chosen to throw a pie in Coach Rose’s face and our whole class was invited to watch! https://www.facebook.com/Mrs-Floyds-Fabulous-Firsties-111622360272278/
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Jessica Kropp's 7th period theatre class presented Shakespeare themed skits for the 9th grade English classes at Mena High School on Friday 3/5/21.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats have advanced to the 4A South Regional Tournament Championship Game by defeating Watson Chapel on Friday morning by a score of 40-38. Mena will play the winner of the Star City/Nashville game on Saturday at 4:00pm in Star City. GO LADYCATS! https://scorebooklive.com/girls-basketball/tournaments/2021-arkansas-girlsbasketball-4a-south-region-bracket
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Baseball played their home opener on Thursday. Waldron defeated the Bearcats 6-4. Mena will look for their first win when they play Mt. Ida on Friday at 4:30pm at Union Bank Park. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics...
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Day 4 of Read Across America Week continues with That Sam I Am Thursday in Mrs. Grasman's first grade class at LDE! https://www.facebook.com/Mrs-Grasmans-First-Grade-Fun-112782623927318/
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mrs. Todd's First Grade Bearcats at LDE have really enjoyed their special guest readers this week! Follow the link to the class page. https://www.facebook.com/Mrs-Todds-First-Grade-Bearcats-106369370723462
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School had a great turn out out Spread the Word Inclusion. Follow the link to Special Olympics Arkansas for details. https://www.facebook.com/SpecialOlympicsArkansas
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
How big are our feet? 🦶🏻 Would you like to know in cubes, clips, or inches? Students in Mrs. Floyd's first grade class at LDE know them all. Click the link for the class page https://www.facebook.com/Mrs-Floyds-Fabulous-Firsties-111622360272278
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to Autumn Lockhart and Kaylee Noble. Both applied and were accepted to participate in this year's Girls of Promise Conference. Girls of Promise, an initiative of the Women’s Foundation of Arkansas, exposes girls to opportunities and mentors in STEAM fields. GOP has the goal of increasing the number of women in higher-level STEAM courses, careers and putting them on the path to achieving economic security as women. The Girls of Promise Conference is open to 8th-grade girls who are interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math in Arkansas! Students will spend multiple days learning about various STEAM careers, enhancing their skills, and meeting women mentors excelling in their fields. The conference will be held virtually, April 1 and 2. If you see these two ladies give them a virtual high five!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Students in Mrs. Plunkett's first grade class at Louise Durham celebrated Sam I Am Thursday! In honor of the book Green Eggs and Ham. Click the link to check the class page. https://www.facebook.com/thefirstiefiesta/
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS ANNOUNCEMENTS Thursday, March 4 th   I. This grading quarter ends one week from tomorrow. Make every effort to get all of your assignments completed before report cards are issued. II. Next Monday, March 8 th , the Pennies for the Plunge campaign will begin. Its purpose is to raise money for the Special Olympics. Each ACHIEVE teacher will have a collection jar in their classroom. Students are encouraged to fill the jars with as many pennies (or any type of currency), as often as possible. The contest ends on March 18 th . Whichever ACHIEVE class collects the most money will win a donut party. III. Students, if you receive unwanted emails on your school account, please do not reply to it as this simply complicates the issue. Also students, you are not to send emails to other students, either individually or to a group, unless it is approved by and directed by a teacher. IV. Tomorrow during ACHIEVE, the following students will have their photo taken for the yearbook: Isabel Vacca Zoey Andrews Charlie Self Elijah Smith Johnny Corbett Mason Davis  V. From Mrs. Brooks: The following students need to go to the Library with your Chromebook and see Mrs. Brooks: Tristan Hansen Kaylee Wisnoski Ross Wells Jude Andrews Brayden Wilson Sawyer Golden VI. Lunchtime Weather: VII. Lunch Menu: * Beef Fingers * Chicken Tenders * Meatball Sub * Taco Bar * PB&J Sandwich * Deli Sandwich * Popcorn Chicken Salad
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
"Interested in sending your child on the trip of a lifetime? Find out how your student can go on the EF International trip to Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris, & London in 2023! Sign up for the virtual information meeting this Friday, March 5th @ 5:30 pm! Please RSVP or request more information using this link: https://bit.ly/3rmD9zP "
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Sr. High Track will compete in the Booneville Relays today at 3:30pm. Mena Baseball will play their home opener today at 4:30pm. GO BEARCATS! https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Coaches have selected #1, Brooklyn Pennington, and #2, Tre’ McMellon, as the Farm Bureau Insurance Players of the Month for January. Brooklyn is a 5’8”, Sophomore, Forward for the Lady Cats. In January, she averaged 11 Points, 5 rebounds, and 2 steals per game. Brooklyn is the daughter of Tom and Kristi Hunter and she hopes to continue her basketball career at the collegiate level, after graduation from MHS in 2023. Tre’ is a 5’8”, Junior, Point Guard for the Bearcats. In January, he averaged 8 points, 5 assists, and 2 steals per contest. Tre’ is the son of Jennifer and Chris McMellon and plans to become an electrician after completing his high school education, next year. Shown presenting Brooklyn and Tre’ with their game ball is Bearcat Head Coach, Randy Peters, and local Farm Bureau agent, Nikki Cureton. Farm Bureau Insurance is a proud supporter of Mena High School athletics!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
🚨ATTENTION PARENTS/GUARDIANS🚨 Yearbook orders are underway here at HHE. You have thru March 19th to order your 20-21 yearbook! Visit the following link and enter our school code and get yours ordered today! http://www.memorybook.com/online-pay/parent-pay School code: 054029
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The MMS Project Prevent Team had a working lunch today. Team members participated in the Project Prevent March state virtual meeting.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats played Crossett in the first round of the 4A South Regional at Star City today. Fi nal/Mena-55 Crossett-30 The Ladycats advance to play the winner of the Watson Chapel/Arkadelphia game on Friday at 10:00am. GO LADYCATS!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Ladycats- 1 Poteau-6 Bearcats- 0 Poteau-11 Mena will play their first home game of the season this Friday when they play Arkansas High at 5:00pm in Bearcat Stadium. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter_ids=%5B24458%5D
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Our Chapter’s Leadership Development teams and individuals competed tonight in the Ouachita Leadership Sub-Area held at Cossatot River High School. Parliamentary Procedure 1st Conduct of Chapter Meetings 1st Creed Speaking: Lauren Beck 1st Discussion Meet: Shylee Head 1st and Cooper Anderle 3rd Job Interview: Hope Lott 2nd
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Ladycats will be playing in the Ashdown Invitational Softball Tournament this Friday & Saturday.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena fell behind early & lost 3-18 to Lake Hamilton in 5 innings. Austin Rose led the team with 3 hits . The Bearcats will be hosting a tournament at Union Bank Park this Thursday-Saturday. They will face Waldron on Thursday at 4:30pm. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter_ids=%5B24460%5D
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
"Interested in sending your child on the trip of a lifetime? Find out how your student can go on the EF International trip to Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris, & London in 2023! Sign up for the virtual information meeting this Friday, March 5th @ 5:30 pm! Please RSVP or request more information using this link: https://bit.ly/3rmD9zP "
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
This is "Read Across America Week" & LDE is celebrating with Dr. Seuss. Today is crazy hat day & The cafeteria crew has it covered.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Governor Asa Hutchinson has proclaimed March as School Breakfast Month. The Mena Public schools recognize the importance of a good breakfast to the learning process & appreciate the governor bringing this important message to the forefront. https://www.menaschools.org/page/food-service-information
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to the following 7 th graders for having read over 4,000 pages so far this year. Pascha Wistrand Kylene Denton Abbie Martin Wesley Smith Dylon Morris Kallye Gates
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Jr High Cheer candidates will have a meeting tomorrow during ACHIEVE. You will meet Mrs. Breedlove in the Cafeteria. Candidates also have a parent meeting tomorrow evening at 5:30 in the High School Library. Both you and a parent or guardian are required to attend.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Jr. Ladycats placed 4th at the Booneville Jr. High Relays on Monday. *Jaden Roberts 2nd in high jump *4x800 2nd Kylene Denton, Addison Thomas, Rylie Bentley, Jocelyn Hernandez *800 M Kylene Denton 3rd place *Reese Montgomery 3rd in 400 m The Jr. Bearcats were led by: *Cooper Plunkett 4th in 800m * Mena 3rd in 4x800 relay * Hudson Vacca 4th in Triple Jump See complete results at this link https://ar.milesplit.com/meets/406625-booneville-bearcats-jr-high-relays-2021/results/720691/formatted
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Our Mena Middle School FBLA members represented our school very well! We had five 1st place winners, three 2nd place winners, four 3rd place winners, and one 4th place winner. Isabel Vacca- 1st place Job Interview Stella Smith - 3rd place Public Speaking Trinaty Richmond - 1st place Busisness Math and Financial Literacy 2nd place -Spelling Makenzie Vega - 1st place Digital Citizenship.3rd place Business Graphics. Kate Wilson - 3rd place Digital Citizenship 3rd place Business Graphics. Max Rocha - 2nd place Intro to Business Communications Dax McMellon - 1st place Spelling 2nd place Digital Citizenship Eli Swall - 1st place Creed 3rd place Business Graphics Christian Staggs - 3rd place Proofreading 4th place Spelling
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Soccer will play at Poteau beginning at 5pm. Mena Softball at Dierks has been cancelled. The 7th Grade Track Team will compete at Booneville beginning at 3:30pm. Mena Baseball will play at Lake Hamilton beginning at 5pm. GO BEARCATS!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Dierks has canceled the softball game against the Ladycats on Tuesday due to bad field conditions. The season opener will now be on Friday at the Ashdown Tournament. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics...
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Jr. Ladycats & Bearcats will be competing in the Booneville Jr. High Relays today at 3:30pm...
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Monday, March 1, 2021 Clubs & Activities: Monday - There is a junior spring gala planning meeting today during enrichment in the library. For any juniors interested in benign involved in the planning and decorating processes, please go to the library for the meeting. Tuesday - NEHS meeting in the Library during Enrichment Wednesday - Cheer Candidate meeting in the Library during Enrichment Thursday - Friday - Sports: Monday - Junior High Track at Booneville Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - There is a junior spring gala planning meeting today during enrichment in the library. For any juniors interested in benign involved in the planning and decorating processes, please go to the library for the meeting. FBLA: State Conference registration money is due to Mrs. Torix TODAY at noon. Registration is $15. If registration is not paid, you cannot compete. Students be sure to place your votes for the Teacher’s Who’s Who ballot, which is part of the 2021 Mena High School yearbook. The ballots are on a Google Form that has been loaded into your Class of Enrichment Google Classrooms. Please vote by the end of the day Tuesday, as results will be pulled Wednesday morning. The HUB is taking applications for the 21-22 school year. If you are an upcoming senior graduating in 2022 and would like to apply for the HUB program, please fill out an application and return them to Mrs. Threlkeld in the HUB, Room 111. If you plan to work your senior year and would like to attend The HUB, please also fill out the AE JAG application form. Applications and HUB expectations were emailed to the Class of 2022 students on Tuesday. Please email Mrs. Threlkeld or stop by Room 111 with any other questions. MHS blood drive on Wednesday March 10th. Please come to see Nurse Bobbi to choose your donation time! For any students who are still interested in purchasing a Senior shirt or an Underclassmen shirt, please see Mr. Philpot in room 205. There are limited sizes available that can be purchased for $15 with cash or check. If you are interested in the EF international trip go to you “class of” page to find out how to attend the information meeting or see Ms. Catlett, Ms. Hooker, Mrs. Hoyle, or Ms. Kropp. This Wednesday is the cheer candidate meeting during Enrichment. Please meet in the Library after announcements. Due to having to postpone the candidate meeting last week, this pushes back the parent meeting to NEXT Wednesday. REMEMBER these meetings are mandatory. Please contact Coach Hughes with scheduling conflicts.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS ANNOUNCEMENTS Monday, March 1 st   I. Mrs. Lunsford is out today, so the students needing yearbook photos will have that done tomorrow or later in the week. However, at the end of these announcements, there is a list of FBLA students that need to go to Mrs. Sikes’ room for pictures. II. 6 th grade Quiz Bowl will meet in the Conference Room right after these announcements. III. There is still a phone and charger in the front office that was found outside last week. Come to the office to claim it. Today is the last day we will announce this. IV. Lunchtime Weather: V. Lunch Menu: * Hot Dog * Chicken Sandwich * Waffle Bar * PB&J Sandwich * Deli Sandwich * Chef Salad VI. Club / Group Meetings: 1) At this time, the 6 th grade Quiz Bowl team is dismissed to the Conference Room.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats defeated Nashville 45-39 on Saturday to claim the 7-4A Tournament Championship. Mena was led by Madi Lyle with 21points. The Ladycats will enter next week's 4A South Regional as a #1 seed & will face Crossett on Wednesday 3/3 at 10:00am. GO LADYCATS! https://scorebooklive.com/.../2021-arkansas...
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats will play Nashville in the 7-4A Tournament Championship on Saturday. The game will be played at Nashville & the time has been changed to 3:30pm... GO LADYCATS!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
First year high school FFA students took part in the annual Greenhand Ceremony this morning at Mena High School.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Friday, February 26, 2021 Clubs & Activities: Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - * Thursday - Friday - FFA Greenhand Ceremonies will be held Friday during Enrichment in the Ag Building. If you are a ninth grade or first year FFA Member, please attend this event! *There will be FFA CDE competitions today from 2nd through 4th period in the ag building for the Nursery/Landscape, Forestry, Livestock, Food Science, Vet Science, Meat Science, Ag Mechanics, and Electricity teams. Sports: Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - *There will be FFA CDE competitions Friday from 2nd through 4th period in the ag building for the Nursery/Landscape, Forestry, Livestock, Food Science, Vet Science, Meat Science, Ag Mechanics, and Electricity teams. *The Ladycats would like to thank all everyone that came to the game last night. It was great to have the drumline there. The Ladycats will play tomorrow evening at Nashville at 6:00 p.m. in the District Championship game. Please make the trip to Nashville and cheer on the Ladycats as they try to win the District Tournament. J2 Staff meeting in Mr. Philpots room at the beginning of Enrichment. FBLA: State Conference registration money is due to Mrs. Torix no later than Monday, March 1 at noon. Registration is $15. The HUB is taking applications for the 21-22 school year. If you are an upcoming senior graduating in 2022 and would like to apply for the HUB program, please fill out an application and return them to Mrs. Threlkeld in the HUB, Room 111. If you plan to work your senior year and would like to attend The HUB, please also fill out the AE JAG application form. Applications and HUB expectations were emailed to the Class of 2022 students on Tuesday. Please email Mrs. Threlkeld or stop by Room 111 with any other questions. MHS blood drive on Wednesday March 10th. Please come to see Nurse Bobbi to choose your donation time! For any students who are still interested in purchasing a Senior shirt or an Underclassmen shirt, please see Mr. Philpot in room 205. There are limited sizes available that can be purchased for $15 with cash or check. If you are interested in the EF international trip go to you “class of” page to find out how to attend the information meeting or see Ms. Catlett, Ms. Hooker, Mrs. Hoyle, or Ms. Kropp. Lunch Menu: February Monday Feb. 22 - Feb. 26 Salisbury Steak, Backyard Burger, Chicken Tenders, Pizza
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS ANNOUNCEMENTS Friday, February 26 th   I. Those of you that were to have yearbook photos taken today will have it done Monday, instead. II. Any 6 th grader interested in playing 7 th grade football next year will meet with Coach Bentley in the Cafeteria today, right after these announcements. III. From Mrs. Sikes: Our Mena Middle School FBLA members represented our school very well!  We had 5 1st place winners, 3 2nd place winners, 4 3rd place winners, and 1 4th place winner. Trinaty Richmond, Kate Wilson, Makenzie Vega, and Dax McMellon have the opportunity to compete at the state level in the Business Math & Financial Literacy competition and the Digital Citizenship competition. Other winners were Eli Swall, Max Rocha, Isabel Vacca, Christian Staggs, and Stella Smith. Congratulations to our FBLA Team! IV. From Mrs. Rose: To conclude the Through with Chew Week: Did you know that many companies will not hire tobacco users. Be employable! Be through with chew and all tobacco!    V. Today is the 120 th day of school with only 58 school days remaining. Just a reminder that we have only two weeks until this grading quarter ends and only three weeks until Spring Break. VI. There is a phone and charger in the front office that was found outside yesterday. Come to the office to claim it. VII. Lunchtime Weather: If we’re able to go outside today during lunch, you will need to stay on the hard surfaces only. VIII. Lunch Menu: * Salisbury Steak * Backyard Burger * Mini Corndogs * Pizza * PB&J Sandwich * Deli Sandwich * Pizza Salad
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The game will be at 3:30 now instead of 6 on Saturday at Nashville  Mena Ladycat Basketball will play in the 7-4A Tournament Finals on Saturday at Nashville. Mena defeated Arkadelphia in the semi-finals by a score of 45-19. Nashville defeated DeQueen in the other semi-final game 65-35. Mena & Nashville split their two previous meetings this season. Tip-off was scheduled for 6:00pm.but has been changed to 3:30pm.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MHS Theatre III students are presenting "To Burn A Witch" this morning, in the Performing Arts Center, for classes reading "The Crucible".
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats have advanced to the 7-4A Conference Tournament Finals with a 45-19 win over Arkadelphia at the Union Bank Center. Mena will play at Nashville on Saturday at 6:00pm. GO LADYCATS!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats will be playing in the 4A South Regional Tournament in Star City next week. Here is the ticket information to the 4A South Regional Basketball Tournament. Tickets must be purchased at this link - https://gofan.co/app/school/AAA. This link will open 24 hours before scheduled game time. Tickets are $5.00 each. This event is a mobile entry event - tickets must be presented on a smart phone for entry. Printed tickets will not be accepted. Admission will be charged for ages 5 and up. Only current year AAA passes and lifetime AAA passes will be accepted. Please watch these video links to assist you, bit.ly/BuyPlayoffTickets, bit.ly/AccessingPlayoffTickets, bit.ly/ValidatePlayoffTickets.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
HHE 4th graders speaking with Andrew Crippen, an electrical engineer major at The U of A, helping them with building and programming their Lego's EV3 robot.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gifted & Talented 4th & 5th graders at HHE wrote letters to someone in their life that encourages them to think creatively, solve problems critically, and look at problems from a different perspective. This week is Gifted & Talented Awareness Week in Arkansas.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Spring Break at Mena Public Schools will be March 22nd-26th ! Check the full calendar on our website. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/828040/Calendar_2020-2021.pdf
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
This is National FFA week & today is Ag Teacher Appreciation Day. We appreciate these gentleman for their hard work.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The schedule for the Mena Bearcat Baseball Tournament has been released by Coach Matt Sandifer. Games will be played at Union Bank Park on the campus of Mena High School. Thursday March 4th 4:30 Mena vs Waldron Thursday March 4th 7:00pm Mt Ida vs Mansfield Friday March 5th 4:30pm Mena vs Mt Ida Friday March 5th 7:00pm Mansfield vs Waldron Saturday March 6th 10:00pm Waldron vs Mt Ida Saturday March 6th 1:00pm Mena vs Mansfield The season opener is scheduled for March 2nd at Lake Hamilton. Check the entire schedule on our website. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics...
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
This week is National Through with Chew Week. MMS Project Prevent team set up an information/prevention booth today at lunch. Team member Kinley read off chew tobacco facts encouraging her peers to choose to be tobacco free. Students were given the opportunity to sign a banner as a pledge to "Pick"le to be Through with Chew. Students who made the pledge were given a pickle. Close to 300 pledges to stay tobacco free were made. Special Thanks to team member Kili for making the cool banner.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats will host Arkadelphia in the semi-finals of the district tournament on Thursday. Arkadelphia defeated Ft. Lake 62-45 on Tuesday to advance. The game will be played at the Union Bank Center with tip-off set for 6:00pm. Vouchers for tickets are normally given on the day of the game at the administration building but tickets for this game will be sold at the door & no vouchers will be needed.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
A crew from UAMS is administering round two of the covid vaccine to MPS employees today. Quarantine numbers continue to fall in the district mirroring the national trend.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Louise Durham Elementary will participate in Read Across America March 1st-5th. A fun week filled with Dress Up Days, our traditional school wide reading challenge, guest readers and lots of books are planned.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to the Mena students who placed at the Polk County Spelling Bee today. Channing Wimberly - 1st Place 3rd Grade Gloria Roberts - 3rd Place 4th Grade Ayden Dong - 2nd Place 5th Grade
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Coach Hughes has postponed the Cheer meeting scheduled for tomorrow until next Wednesday 3/3 during enrichment. Email Coach Hughes with any questions at andrea.hughes@menaschools.org .
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycat softball team took advantage of the nice weather today at Union Bank Park. The season opener is scheduled for March 2nd at Dierks. GO LADYCATS! https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter_ids=%5B24459%5D
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gifted & Talented 3rd graders at HHE wrote letters to someone in their life that encourages them to think creatively, solve problems critically, and look at problems from a different perspective. This week is Gifted & Talented Awareness Week in Arkansas.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The HUB is taking applications for the 21-22 school year. If you are an upcoming senior graduating in 2022 and would like to apply for the HUB program, please fill out an application and return them to Mrs. Threlkeld in the HUB, Room 111. If you plan to work your senior year and would like to attend The HUB, please also fill out the AE JAG application form. Applications and HUB expectations were emailed to the Class of 2022 students on Tuesday. Please email Mrs. Threlkeld or stop by Room 111 with any other questions.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Great way to start off National FFA Week by receiving new FFA jackets!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Monday, February 22, 2021 Clubs & Activities: Monday - All Juniors & Seniors interested in going on an EF International trip should go to the PAC after announcements Tuesday - All Juniors will be taking the ACT test this morning. Wednesday - Quiz Bowl Practice in room 211 today during Enrichment, All freshmen & sophomores interested in going on an EF International trip should go to the PAC after announcements There will be a MANDATORY meeting in Coach Hughes’ Room 315 for all candidates who signed up to tryout for the 2021-2022 Cheer Program. If you do not show up you are disqualified from being eligible for tryouts. Email Coach Hughes with any questions or discrepancies. FBLA District Spring Leadership Conference and Lunch. Meet in Rm 202. Thursday - JAG officer meeting in roo 403 during enrichment (Feb 18) Friday - FFA Meeting in the PAC Sports: Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - The Ladycat basketball team will be hosting a district tournament game at 6:00 p.m. With one of the best Ladycat regular seasons this century, come support the Ladycats as they start their post-season tournament run. Friday - The HUB is taking applications for the 21-22 school year. If you are an upcoming senior graduating in 2022 and would like to apply for the HUB program, please fill out an application and return them to Mrs. Threlkeld in the HUB, Room 111. If you plan to work your senior year and would like to attend The HUB, please also fill out the AE JAG application form. Applications and HUB expectations were emailed to the Class of 2022 students on Tuesday. Please email Mrs. Threlkeld or stop by Room 111 with any other questions. For any students who are still interested in purchasing a Senior shirt or an Underclassmen shirt, please see Mr. Philpot in room 205. There are limited sizes available that can be purchased for $15 with cash or check. Interested in visiting another country or maybe four? Ms. Catlett has partnered with EF tours to offer an international trip to interested MHS students and faculty. For any juniors, seniors, or interested faculty please go to the PAC after these announcements to find out where we're going and how you can go. Freshmen & Sophomores will have their interest meeting on Wednesday in the PAC during enrichment following the announcements. Lunch Menu: February Monday Feb. 22 - Feb. 26 Walking taco, corn dog, pizza Crispito w/Cheese, Cheeseburger, Spicy Chicken Sand., Taco Bar Pulled Pork Sand., Hamburger, Hot Dog, Wing Bar Chicken Nuggets, Spicy Chicken Sand., Mini Corn Dogs, Nacho Bar Salisbury Steak, Backyard Burger, Chicken Tenders, Pizza
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS ANNOUNCEMENTS Monday, February 22nd   I. Welcome back. We hope everyone enjoyed their unscheduled winter break. Be sure and check with all of your teachers about any issues you had last week completing work. Assignments must be completed to keep us from having to add the snow days to the end of the school year. II. There are only three weeks of school remaining until the end of the 3 rd grading quarter and only four weeks remaining until Spring Break. III. 6 th grade Quiz Bowl will meet in the Conference Room right after these announcements. IV. From Mrs. Breedlove: To any current 6 th grader that is interested in signing up to be on next year’s 7 th grade Cheer squad, there will be a sign-up form located outside of her classroom starting tomorrow. See Mrs. Breedlove for more information or if you have any questions. V. Lunchtime Weather: Stay out of the wet and muddy areas VI. Lunch Menu: (Starting tomorrow, the cafeteria will serve last week’s menu) * Walking Tacos * Corn Dog * Chicken Sandwich * Pizza * PB&J Sandwich * Deli Sandwich * Chef Salad
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
On Friday 2/19 the Arkansas Activities Association made a decision to move the Regional and State Basketball Tournaments back one week. This will allow the 7-4A District Tournament to be completed this week. The Mena Ladycats will play at 6:00pm on Thursday 2/25 against the winner of the Arkadelphia/Fountain Lake game at the Union Bank Center. GO LADYCATS!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Arkansas Activities Association will be moving the Regional Basketball Tournaments, the State Basketball Tournaments, and the State Basketball Finals back one week to allow conferences to finish their regular seasons and tournaments. Due to the amount of COVID-19 cancellations during the regular season, a conference tournament may be needed for correct seeding into the regional and state tournaments. Schools and conferences will need to check the updated deadlines for submitting their final seeds to the AAA. The AAA is committed to finding the most equitable solution when dealing with COVID-19 related no-contest and with unprecedented weather conditions that prevent the timely completion of the season.​ New Tournament Dates Regional Tournament Dates: 1A, 2A, 3A, & 4A - March 3-6 State Tournament Dates: 1A, 2A, 3A, and 5A - March 8-15 4A and 6A - March 9-13 State Basketball Finals: March 18-20
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Click the link for the Meal Order Form for March 1st - March 5th. Pick up is Friday from 1pm-2pm at Louise Durham & Mena High School. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdFi5ofmC7RzAIPfEfmVO82eOP2lJvqCTOhuBVdfBJvJJOreg/viewform
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Meal pick up will be held on Friday 2/19. Meals for February 22nd - February 26th can be picked up from 1pm-2pm at Mena High School only.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Bearcats played Bauxite in the first round of the 7-4A District Tournament on Saturday. Mena lost by a score of 42-48. The Sr. Boy’s season comes to an end with the loss.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to Mena High School senior Blake Castor ! Blake signed with Southern Arkansas University this morning & will be a part of Mulerider Cheer Next year. GO BEARCATS!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Blended & virtual student meals for February 15th - February 19th may be picked up today at Louise Durham Elementary or Mena High School between 1 and 2 pm.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Polar Plunge is March 20th !
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Malvern has cancelled the games scheduled for today in Mena. Information on the possibility of games being played on Friday & Saturday will be posted as soon as it is available,
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Bearcats led at the half but lost to Hope 43-47 at the Union Bank Center on Wednesday. Mena falls to 4-8 in conference play & 5-14 on the season.. The boys are scheduled to play Malvern on Thursday at the UBC. Games begin at 6:00pm..
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats improved to 17-2 & 12-1 in conference play with their 44-21 win over Hope on Wednesday. The girls will play Malvern at the Union Bank Center on Thursday. Games are scheduled to begin at 6:00pm.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Students in the Mena High School Orientation to Teaching classes made cards, monogrammed clipboards, and goodie bags to show our appreciation for teachers and faculty at MHS today.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MHS students, who are members of the Future Business Leaders of America, competed in the Spring Leadership Conference today. Those listed below placed & qualified for state.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to Mr.Rodney Rowland for receiving the February Teacher of the Month Award. It was stated that Mr.Rowland is encouraging, kind, compassionate, and always wants the best for all of his students. He loves to joke with students and can always make them laugh even if they're having a bad day. Mr. Rowland takes on many things and with all of those he strives to do his best. He will receive a certificate from Mrs. Wilson’s Orientation to Teaching and Child Care Guidance Classes and a cupcake from Sassafras Bakehouse.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
For parents & athletes participating in Jr. High Boys Track (7th-9th) Here is the Remind App. Send a text to 81010 Text this message: Mena Jh GO BEARCATS!!!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Click the link for the Meal Order Form for February 15th - February 19th. Pick up is Friday from 1pm-2pm at Louise Durham & Mena High School. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSczcEGBu54QyCZkdAINLVlmsEUM6z2C9IOaPp_0owF2mPxdAA/viewform?fbclid=IwAR1GEH67Xr8J-fJLYQWBlaCIbOUMcGWbBd3vv_lnX7lJxWBgePIEfI2thGs
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats & Bearcats play Hope on Wednesday at the Union Bank Center. Tipoff is at 6:00pm.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Area florist are asked to make valentine deliveries on Friday, February 12th. No deliveries during other days of the week will be accepted. Times for delivery are listed below. Louise Durham 9:00am - 11:30am Holly Harshman 1:30pm - 2:30pm Middle School 1:30pm - 2:30pm High School 9:00am - 11:30am
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 Clubs & Activities: Monday - Tuesday - All Juniors need to be in the PAC for a meeting. Wednesday - Quiz Bowl Practice in room 211 today during Enrichment FBLA District Spring Leadership Conference and Lunch. Meet in Rm 202. Thursday - Quiz Bowl Practice in room 211 today during Enrichment Friday - Sports: Tuesday - Wednesday - Sr. Boys & Girls Basketball Hope @ Mena 6pm Thursday - Sr. Boys & Girls Basketball Malvern @ Mena 6pm Friday - The HUB is taking applications for the 21-22 school year. If you are an upcoming senior graduating in 2022 and would like to apply for the HUB program, please fill out an application and return them to Mrs. Threlkeld in the HUB, Room 111. If you plan to work your senior year and would like to attend The HUB, please also fill out the AE JAG application form. Applications and HUB expectations were emailed to the Class of 2022 students on Tuesday. Please email Mrs. Threlkeld or stop by Room 111 with any other questions. This is the last week to sign up to be a member of the Cheerleading program for next year. Please see Coach Hughes in Room 315 by Friday! FBLA Leadership Conference is tomorrow. Your permission slips need to be turned in TODAY to be able to go to lunch. If you did not order your copy of the 2021 Mena High School Yearbook yet, see Mr. Philpot to place your order as soon as possible. The yearbook staff has extended the deadline to order a non-personalized copy of the 2021 yearbook through this Thursday, February 11. Yearbooks can be ordered for $60 with cash or check through Mr. Philpot’s room 205. There will be a Junior Boys(7th-9th grade) track meeting on Wednesday, February 10th during Achieve/Enrichment in the Middle school gym for any 9th grade boys interested in being on the track team this spring. The underclassmen t-shirts have arrived. If you ordered a Freshmen, Sophomore, or Junior shirt, you may stop by Mr. Philpot’s room 205 during enrichment, or they will be delivered to your 2nd period class. For anyone who would like to still purchase an underclassman shirt, there are a few extra shirts in various sizes available. They are $15, and can be purchased with cash or check in Mr. Philpot’s room. Lunch Menu: February Monday, Feb. 8 - Friday, Feb. 12 Hang Time Basket, Cheeseburger, Spicy Chicken Sandwich Mini Corn Dogs/Mac & Cheese, Meatball Sub, Hot Dog, Wing Bar Chili, Chicken Tenders, Cheeseburger, Taco Bar Walking Tacos, Corn Dog, Chicken Sand., Pizza
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS ANNOUNCEMENTS Tuesday, February 9 th   I. 7 th & 8 th grade Quiz Bowl will meet in the Conference Room right after these announcements. II. Any 7 th or 8 th grade boy that is interested in participating in track, will meet with Coach Luttmer in the gym tomorrow during ACHIEVE. III. From Mrs. Breedlove: Valentine's Day is coming up. Cheerleaders will be selling 'Crushes for your crush, or your friends.' Crushes can be purchased at lunch for $1 and will be passed out during 7th period on Friday. IV. Students, due to our Wifi issues, make sure that the Wifi is turned OFF on you phones. V. From Mrs. Rose: Prize winners from the Kindness Challenge Drawing are Rayleigh Goodnight, Riya Desai, Zeke Kupper, William Higgens, Emmi Ownes, and John Gomez.  Stop by Mrs. Rose's office to claim your prize. VI. Next Monday, February 15 th , will be a virtual learning day for students. You will not be attending school that day. VII. There is a small possibility of some wintery weather at the end of this week or early next week. If there is wintery weather early in the morning before school, listen to the local radio stations KENA 104.1 or KQOR 105.3 or look at the district’s Facebook pages for information regarding school closing. VIII. Lunchtime Weather: The forecast shows some frigid cold daytime temperatures arriving in a couple of days. Dress appropriately. IX. Lunch Menu: * Hang Time Basket * Cheeseburger * Spicy Chicken Sandwich * Taco Bar * PB&J Sandwich * Deli Sandwich * Cobb Salad
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Sr. Ladycats & Bearcats played at DeQueen on Monday. JV Boys / Mena-38 DeQueen-19 Sr. Girls / Mena-63 DeQueen-42 Sr. Boys / Mena-62 DeQueen-55 The Mena teams will play again Wednesday when they face Hope at 6:00pm in the UBC. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
There will be no classes at Mena Public Schools on Monday, February 15th.. This will be a virtual day for students. Holly Harshman Elementary is scheduling Parent/Teacher Conferences for 2/15 from 8:30am-8:30pm. See an earlier post for details. Mena High School will also be conducting CAP conferences for 8th-11th grade students on 2/15. CAP stands for Career Action Planning. The purpose is to assist students and parents in planning their schedule for 21/22.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Monday, February 8, 2021 Sports: Monday - Senior High basketball tonight @ DeQueen JV boys start at 5:00 The HUB is taking applications for the 21-22 school year. If you are an upcoming senior graduating in 2022 and would like to apply for the HUB program, please fill out an application and return them to Mrs. Threlkeld in the HUB, Room 111. If you plan to work your senior year and would like to attend The HUB, please also fill out the AE JAG application form. Applications and HUB expectations were emailed to the Class of 2022 students on Tuesday. Please email Mrs. Threlkeld or stop by Room 111 with any other questions. This is the last week to sign up to be a member of the Cheerleading program for next year. Please see Coach Hughes in Room 315 by Friday! JAG Applications are now available for the 2021-22 school year for next year’s seniors and juniors. Online applications are at karenpurvis.wixsite.com/mhsjag. You can pick up a printed application from Karen Purvis (room 403), and from your enrichment teacher. Completed applications are due back by the end of the day on Monday, February 8. Any questions, please contact Mrs. Purvis in room 403 or email her - karen.purvis@menaschools.org. If you did not order your copy of the 2021 Mena High School Yearbook yet, see Mr. Philpot to place your order as soon as possible. The yearbook staff has extended the deadline to order a non-personalized copy of the 2021 yearbook through this Thursday, February 11. Yearbooks can be ordered for $60 with cash or check through Mr. Philpot’s room 205. There will be a Junior Girls (7th-9th grade) track meeting today during Achieve/Enrichment in the MMS gym for any 9th grade girls interested in being part of the track team this spring. There will be a Junior Boys(7th-9th grade) track meeting on Wednesday, February 10th during Achieve/Enrichment in the Middle school gym for any 9th grade boys interested in being on the track team this spring. The underclassmen t-shirts have arrived. If you ordered a Freshmen, Sophomore, or Junior shirt, you may stop by Mr. Philpot’s room 205 during enrichment, or they will be delivered to your 2nd period class. For anyone who would like to still purchase an underclassman shirt, there are a few extra shirts in various sizes available. They are $15, and can be purchased with cash or check in Mr. Philpot’s room. Lunch Menu: February Monday, Feb. 8 - Friday, Feb. 12 Pork Carnitas, Chicken Sandwich, Hamburger, Chicken Nugget Bowl Hang Time Basket, Cheeseburger, Spicy Chicken Sandwich Mini Corn Dogs/Mac & Cheese, Meatball Sub, Hot Dog, Wing Bar Chili, Chicken Tenders, Cheeseburger, Taco Bar Walking Tacos, Corn Dog, Chicken Sand., Pizza
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS ANNOUNCEMENTS Monday, February 8 th   I. Any 7 th or 8 th grade girl that is interested in participating in track, will meet with Coach Goss today in the MMS Gym right after these announcements. II. 6 th grade Quiz Bowl will meet in the Cafeteria right after these announcements. III. If you think you might receive a Valentine delivery this Friday, make your parents aware that state law does not allow inflated balloons on a school bus. If you have a balloon and you ride a bus, it will be deflated before you get on your bus. IV. There has been an increase is a couple of problem areas lately: 1) Cell phones – you are allowed to use your phones outside at breakfast, lunch, and after school…nowhere else. 2) Bus behavior – Follow the bus rules and safety guidelines or you may be facing ISS or a temporary bus suspension. V. Lunchtime Weather: The forecast shows some frigid cold daytime temperatures arriving in a couple of days. Dress appropriately. VI. Lunch Menu: * Pork Carnitas * Chicken Sandwich * Chicken Nugget Bowl * Hamburger * PB&J Sandwich * Deli Sandwich * Chef Salad
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena JV Boys, Sr. Girls & Sr. Boys play at DeQueen on Monday beginning at 5:00pm
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena played Arkadelphia at the Union Bank Center on Friday. Jr. Boys / Arkadelphia-63 Mena-18 JV Boys / Mena-32 Arkadelphia-18 Sr. Girls / Mena-49 Arkadelphia-30 Sr. Boys / Arkadelphia-77 Mena-39 The Mena JV Boys, Sr. Girls & Sr. Boys play at DeQueen on Monday beginning at 5:00pm. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School Theatre Students did short improvs today based on historical figures. https://www.facebook.com/menahighschooltheatre
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Click the link for the Meal Order Form for February 15th - February 19th. Pick up is Friday from 1pm-2pm at Louise Durham & Mena High School. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSczcEGBu54QyCZkdAINLVlmsEUM6z2C9IOaPp_0owF2mPxdAA/viewform
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Jr. Boys, JV Boys, Sr. Girls & Sr. Boys play today at the Union Bank Center. Games begin at 4:30pm.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Future Farmers of America State Officers , Kyleen Hewitt & Sarah Thomas, are at Mena High School today for the Chapter Leadership Conference. Mena FFA members & officers are learning leadership & teamwork skills while interacting in drills led by Hewitt & Thomas.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Sr. Girls, Jr. Girls & Jr. Boys played at Arkadelphia on Thursday. Jr. Girls / Mena-36 Arkadelphia-19 Sr. Girls / Mena-54 Arkadelphia-32 Jr. Boys /Arkadelphia-41 Mena-20 The Jr. Ladycats finish the season as conference runners up at 10-2 with a 14-6 overall record. The Jr. Boys, JV Boys, Sr. Girls & Sr. Boys will play Arkadelphia on Friday at the Union Bank Center.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Attention: Mena High School and Middle School FFA members tomorrow is the FFA Leadership Workshop! Remember to be able to attend your name has to be on the sign up sheet. We are excited and can’t wait for you to experience this great leadership opportunity!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Mayor Seth Smith Declares National School Counseling Week for School Counselors. Pictured l to r (back row); Leilani Rose, Mena Middle School Counselor, Linda Collins, Louise Durham Elementary Counselor, Vicky Maye, Holly Harshman Elementary Counselor, (front row); Linda Heath, Acorn Elementary School Counselor, Tammy Young, Acorn High School Counselor, Mena Mayor Seth Smith, Pam Gross, Mena High School Counselor, Tonya Thacker, Mena High School Counselor.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Thursday, February 4, 2021 Clubs & Activities: Thursday - Quiz Bowl Practice in room 211 today during Enrichment Friday - Sports: Thursday - Senior High Girls Basketball/Junior High Varsity Basketball will be playing at Arkadelphia Friday - Senior High Basketball/Junior High Boys Basketball will be hosting Arkadelphia here at the UBC The HUB is taking applications for the 21-22 school year. If you are an upcoming senior graduating in 2022 and would like to apply for the HUB program, please fill out an application and return them to Mrs. Threlkeld in the HUB, Room 111. If you plan to work your senior year and would like to attend The HUB, please also fill out the AE JAG application form. Applications and HUB expectations were emailed to the Class of 2022 students on Tuesday. Please email Mrs. Threlkeld or stop by Room 111 with any other questions. Signups for the 2021-2022 Cheerleading programs are still taking place. If you wish to try out for the sideline team, competition team, or Beary the mascot, please see Coach Hughes in room 315. If you have already signed up, make sure you have joined the Google Classroom for more information. JAG Applications are now available for the 2021-22 school year for next year’s seniors and juniors. Online applications are at karenpurvis.wixsite.com/mhsjag. You can pick up a printed application from Karen Purvis (room 403), and from your enrichment teacher. Completed applications are due back by the end of the day on Monday, February 8. Any questions, please contact Mrs. Purvis in room 403 or email her - karen.purvis@menaschools.org. If you did not order your copy of the 2021 Mena High School Yearbook yet, see Mr. Philpot to place your order as soon as possible. The yearbook staff has extended the deadline to order a non-personalized copy of the 2021 yearbook through next Thursday, February 11. Yearbooks can be ordered for $60 with cash or check through Mr. Philpot’s room 205. There will be a Junior Girls (7th-9th grade) track meeting on Monday, February 8th during Achieve/Enrichment in the MMS gym for any 9th grade girls interested in being part of the track team this spring. Lunch Menu: February Monday, Feb. 1 - Friday, Feb. 5 BBQ Chicken, Chicken Tenders, Bacon Cheeseburger, Taco Bar Crispito w/Cheese, Mini Corndog, Backyard Burger, Pizza
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS ANNOUNCEMENTS Thursday, February 4 th   I. If you have signed up to try out for Jr High Cheer, you need to fill out the schedule and application in the google classroom. II. From Coach Goss: There will be a JR Girls (7th-9th grade) track meeting on Monday, February 8th during ACHIEVE in the MMS gym. III. Reminder: Students in Lunch “B”: Remember to walk down hallway “B” and circle around by the band room to get into the lunch line. IV. Students, If you are a car rider and arrive late and find that the entry doors to the 6 th grade hall are locked, you will need to “buzz in” at the cafeteria entrance and come to the office for a tardy slip. V. Lunchtime Weather: We will go outside today if the rain holds off. VI. Lunch Menu: * Drumstick * Chicken Tenders * Bacon Cheeseburger * Taco Bar * PB&J Sandwich * Deli Sandwich * Popcorn Chicken Salad
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Friday 2/5 Vs. Arkadelphia 4:30 Jr. Boys, Jv Boys (20 Min Half), Varsity Girls, Varsity Boys. Monday 2/8 @Dequeen 5:00 Jv. Boys, Varsity Girls, Varsity Boys Wednesday 2/10 Vs. Hope 6:00 Start Varsity Girls, Varsity Boys Thursday 2/11 Vs. Malvern 6:00 Start Varsity Girls, Varsity Boys
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
ATTENTION HOLLY HARSHMAN ELEMENTARY PARENTS & GUARDIANS ! As you are already aware, our Parent/Teacher Conferences are being conducted differently this year. WE will be holding conferences via phone or video conference (Google Meet) this semester. Our Holly Harshman conferences have been re-scheduled for Monday, February 15th. As you may notice on our district calendar, this is a professional development day for teachers, so no students will be on campus. We are choosing to utilize this day to discuss your child’s progress this year. *Conferences will be held from 8:30am-8:30pm. *You will sign up for conference times using a google form that will be emailed to you child’s school email account. Each student knows their email address. If you have any questions please contact your child’s teacher. Username: first name.lastname29@menaschools.org Password: Bearcat+lunchnumber *NO CONFERENCES will be scheduled from 11-11:30am for a lunch break OR from 6-6:30pm for a dinner break. WE look forward to discussing your child and appreciate your participation in this important academic conversation. As always WE appreciate your cooperation throughout this unprecedented time and welcome your feedback. Thank you. Sincerely, Tamara Smart HHE Principal 479-394-3151
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Project Prevent Team had a working lunch today watching the state meeting live. The Project Prevent Youth Coalition is a tobacco prevention student organization with chapters throughout the state of Arkansas. https://projectpreventar.org/?fbclid=IwAR2ySVJEeugCIqCpk4Cw1HEX_1fL3WYJB4GW6famonZXmypeI9BUHJOLnwQ
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Sr. Girls as well as the Jr. Girls & Boys play at Arkadelphia on Thursday. The first game tips at 4:00pm.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Governor Asa Hutchinson has proclaimed the week of February 1-5, 2021 as National School Counselor Week in Arkansas to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within the U.S. school system and how students are different as a result of what they do. Pam Gross is one of the best & we are proud to have her at Mena Public Schools.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Coaches have selected #1, Brooklyn Pennington, and #2, Tre’ McMellon, as the Farm Bureau Insurance Players of the Month for January. Brooklyn is a 5’8”, Sophomore, Forward for the Lady Cats. In January, she averaged 11 Points, 5 rebounds, and 2 steals per game. Brooklyn is the daughter of Tom and Kristi Hunter and she hopes to continue her basketball career at the collegiate level, after graduation from MHS in 2023. Tre’ is a 5’8”, Junior, Point Guard for the Bearcats. In January, he averaged 8 points, 5 assists, and 2 steals per contest. Tre’ is the son of Jennifer and Chris McMellon and plans to become an electrician after completing his high school education, next year. Presenting Brooklyn and Tre’ with their game ball were Bearcat Head Coach, Randy Peters, and local Farm Bureau agent, Nikki Cureton. Farm Bureau Insurance is a proud supporter of Mena High School athletics!!!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School senior CAUY HOUSE signed his letter of intent to play football at Ouachita Baptist University. The ceremony took place with family & friends in attendance at the Union Bank Center. House was an All State performer for the 4-4A Champion Bearcats. He lead the team in 2020 with 142 tackles, one interception, two fumble recoveries, 36 yards rushing, 43 yards receiving & 7 touchdowns. GO CAUY !!! GO BEARCATS !!!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Middle School's Claire Williamson, 7th-grade Geography/History teacher, is excited about receiving new Arkansas History textbooks.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School Math teacher Bernice Philpot has been working on a new Youtube channel for her blended and traditional students. Follow the link https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGUW_W1pKjm8juTkIa06xXg
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 Clubs & Activities: Wednesday - All Seniors need to be in the PAC now for a meeting during Enrichment. FBLA meeting in Rm 202. Bring your permission slip! Thursday - Friday - Sports: Thursday - Senior High Girls Basketball/Junior High Varsity Basketball will be playing at Arkadelphia Friday - Senior High Basketball will be hosting Arkadelphia here at the UBC The HUB is taking applications for the 21-22 school year. If you are an upcoming senior graduating in 2022 and would like to apply for the HUB program, please fill out an application and return them to Mrs. Threlkeld in the HUB, Room 111. If you plan to work your senior year and would like to attend The HUB, please also fill out the AE JAG application form. Applications and HUB expectations were emailed to the Class of 2022 students on Tuesday. Please email Mrs. Threlkeld or stop by Room 111 with any other questions. Signups for the 2021-2022 Cheerleading programs are still taking place. If you wish to try out for the sideline team, competition team, or Beary the mascot, please see Coach Hughes in room 315. If you have already signed up, make sure you have joined the Google Classroom for more information. JAG Applications are now available for the 2021-22 school year for next year’s seniors and juniors. Online applications are at karenpurvis.wixsite.com/mhsjag. You can pick up a printed application from Karen Purvis (room 403), and from your enrichment teacher. Completed applications are due back by the end of the day on Monday, February 8. Any questions, please contact Mrs. Purvis in room 403 or email her - karen.purvis@menaschools.org. If you did not order your copy of the 2021 Mena High School Yearbook yet, see Mr. Philpot to place your order as soon as possible. The yearbook staff has extended the deadline to order a non-personalized copy of the 2021 yearbook through next Thursday, February 11. Yearbooks can be ordered for $60 with cash or check through Mr. Philpot’s room 205. Lunch Menu: February Monday, Feb. 1 - Friday, Feb. 5 Ravioli w/Meat Sauce, Hot Dog, Chicken Sand., Wing Bar BBQ Chicken, Chicken Tenders, Bacon Cheeseburger, Taco Bar Crispito w/Cheese, Mini Corndog, Backyard Burger, PizzA
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS ANNOUNCEMENTS Wednesday, February 3 rd   I. 7 th grade ETS students will be meet in the Cafeteria today right after these announcements. II. From Mrs. Breedlove: If you have signed up to try out for Jr High Cheer, please fill out the schedule and application in the google classroom. III. Lunchtime Weather: IV. Lunch Menu: * Ravioli * Hot Dog * Chicken Sandwich * Wing Bar * PB&J Sandwich * Deli Sandwich * Turkey Chef Salad
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats played a conference basketball game at Hope on Tuesday. Mena-56 Hope-35 final The Ladycats improve to 8-1 / 14-2 & will play at Arkadelphia on Thursday. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Tuesday, February 2, 2021 Clubs & Activities: Monday - Tuesday - Herff Jones will be here to do measurements for Cap & Gowns for Seniors, and taking orders during enrichment. Be sure you have your order packets ready when you go to the PAC. Sophomore ETS meeting is taking place in the band room now during enrichment. Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Sports: Monday - Tuesday - Senior High Girls Basketball will be playing at Hope Wednesday - Thursday - Senior High Girls Basketball/Junior High Varsity Basketball will be playing at Arkadelphia Friday - Senior High Basketball will be hosting Arkadelphia here at the UBC ETS MEeting with Sophomores today in the Band Room during Enrichment. Herff Jones meeting with Seniors in the PAC during Enrichment. The HUB is now taking applications for the 21-22 school year. If you are an upcoming senior graduating in 2022 and would like to apply for the HUB program, please fill out an application and return them to Mrs. Threlkeld in the HUB, Room 111. If you plan to work your senior year and would like to attend The HUB, please also fill out the AE JAG application form. Applications and HUB expectations were emailed to the Class of 2022 students on Tuesday. Please email Mrs. Threlkeld or stop by Room 111 with any other questions. The FBLA District Spring Leadership Conference will be held Wednesday, February 10th on the Mena High School campus. Please see Mrs. Torix to pick up a permission slip. They need to be returned by this Wednesday, February 3rd. Signups for the 2021-2022 Cheerleading programs are still taking place. If you wish to try out for the sideline team, competition team, or Beary the mascot, please see Coach Hughes in room 315. If you have already signed up, make sure you have joined the Google Classroom for more information. JAG Applications are now available for the 2021-22 school year for next year’s seniors and juniors. Online applications are at karenpurvis.wixsite.com/mhsjag. You can pick up a printed application from Karen Purvis (room 403), and from your enrichment teacher. Completed applications are due back by the end of the day on Monday, February 8. Any questions, please contact Mrs. Purvis in room 403 or email her - karen.purvis@menaschools.org. Lunch Menu: February Monday, Feb. 1 - Friday, Feb. 5 Popcorn Chicken Bowl, Rib Patty San., Spicy Chicken Sand., Taco Bar Ravioli w/Meat Sauce, Hot Dog, Chicken Sand., Wing Bar BBQ Chicken, Chicken Tenders, Bacon Cheeseburger, Taco Bar Crispito w/Cheese, Mini Corndog, Backyard Burger, Pizza Monday, Feb. 8 - Friday, Feb. 12 Pork Carnitas, Chicken Sandwich, Hamburger, Chicken Nugget Bowl Hang Time Basket, Cheeseburger, Spicy Chicken Sandwich Mini Corn Dogs/Mac & Cheese, Meatball Sub, Hot Dog, Wing Bar Chili, Chicken Tenders, Cheeseburger, Taco Bar Walking Tacos, Corn Dog, Chicken Sand., Pizza Tuesday Feb., 16 - Friday, Feb. 19 Crispito w/Cheese, Cheeseburger, Spicy Chicken Sand., Taco Bar Pulled Pork Sand., Hamburger, Hot Dog, Wing Bar Chicken Nuggets, Spicy Chicken Sand., Mini Corn Dogs, Nacho Bar Salisbury Steak, Backyard Burger, Chicken Tenders, Pizza Monday Feb. 22 - Friday, Feb. 26 Chicken Spaghetti, Pizza Meatball Sub., Double Cheeseburger, Waffle Bar Pulled Pork Sandwich, Rib Patty Sand., Spicy Chicken Sand., Taco Bar Baked Potato w Ham, Hamburger, Hot Dog, Wing Bar Fish Sticks with Mac & Cheese, Chicken Tenders Taco Bar Popcorn Chicken w/ Rice, Corn Dog, Chicken Sand., Pizza
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS ANNOUNCEMENTS Tuesday, February 2 nd   I. 7 th & 8 th grade Quiz Bowl teams will have practice in the Cafeteria right after these announcements. II. 7 th grade ETS students will be meeting tomorrow during ACHIEVE. III. We are having an increase in vandalism in the restrooms. If any of you have witnessed anyone doing this (writing on the walls, stuffing paper towels in the sinks or toilets, etc) please let the office know. You will remain anonymous. IV. There are still quite a few of you that are repeatedly being told to wear your mask. If these repeat violations continue, a parent will be contacted. If you are in athletics, your coaches will also be notified. Please wear your mask and wear it properly. It is for your protection, the protection of others, and is a requirement to attend school this year. V. Lunchtime Weather: VI. Lunch Menu: * Popcorn Chicken Bowl * Rib Patty Sandwich * Spicy Chicken Sandwich * Taco Bar * PB&J Sandwich * Deli Sandwich * Cobb Salad
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Kili and Annabelle surprised a classmate at MMS by hiding presents for her in Ms Williamson’s classroom. Thank you Kili and Anabelle your kindness matters!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Middle School student Quinn Dahlem is working as a blended student this year. During the kindness challenge last week Quinn served his mom pizza with an encouraging note.Thank you Quinn for your kindness!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Sr. Ladycats & Bearcats travel to Hope on Tuesday for games that begin at 6:00pm.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Monday, February 1, 2021 Clubs & Activities: Monday - Tuesday - Herff Jones will be here to do measurements for Cap & Gowns for Seniors, and taking orders. Be sure you have your order packets ready when you come to school tomorrow. Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Sports: Monday - Tuesday - Senior High Varsity Basketball will be playing at Hope Wednesday - Thursday - Senior High Girls Basketball/Junior High Varsity Basketball will be playing at Arkadelphia Friday - Senior High Basketball will be hosting Arkadelphia here at the UBC The HUB is now taking applications for the 21-22 school year. If you are an upcoming senior graduating in 2022 and would like to apply for the HUB program, please fill out an application and return them to Mrs. Threlkeld in the HUB, Room 111. If you plan to work your senior year and would like to attend The HUB, please also fill out the AE JAG application form. Applications and HUB expectations were emailed to the Class of 2022 students on Tuesday. Please email Mrs. Threlkeld or stop by Room 111 with any other questions. Be sure to order your copy of the 2021 Mena High School Yearbook for the current price and final price of $60 by the end of the day today. You may order online at www.jostensyearbooks.com with credit or debit card, or order through Mr. Philpot’s room 205 with cash or check. January is the final chance to order your personalized copy of the 2021 MHS Yearbook. The FBLA District Spring Leadership Conference will be held Wednesday, February 10th on the Mena High School campus. Please see Mrs. Torix to pick up a permission slip. They need to be returned by this Wednesday, February 3rd. Signups for the 2021-2022 Cheerleading programs are still taking place. If you wish to try out for the sideline team, competition team, or Beary the mascot, please see Coach Hughes in room 315. If you have already signed up, make sure you have joined the Google Classroom for more information. For anyone who has not turned in their yearbook application to apply for the 2021-22 Yearbook staff, today is the final deadline to be considered. Please return your applications to Mr. Philpot’s room 205 before the end of the day today. JAG Applications are now available for the 2021-22 school year for next year’s seniors and juniors. Online applications are at karenpurvis.wixsite.com/mhsjag. You can pick up a printed application from Karen Purvis (room 403), and from your enrichment teacher. Completed applications are due back by the end of the day on Monday, February 8. Any questions, please contact Mrs. Purvis in room 403 or email her - karen.purvis@menaschools.org. A survey has been sent to all Enrichment teachers to discuss what they would like for their Enrichment team name to be for the upcoming cornhole tournament. Now is the time for Enrichment classes to be discussing their preferred team names, and once submitted, the Journalism 2 class will create a team name banner to hang above the classroom doorway. Lunch Menu: February Monday, Feb. 1 - Friday, Feb. 5 Fish Sticks/Mac & Cheese, Cheeseburger, Chicken Sand., Chili/Grilled Cheese Popcorn Chicken Bowl, Rib Patty San., Spicy Chicken Sand., Taco Bar Ravioli w/Meat Sauce, Hot Dog, Chicken Sand., Wing Bar BBQ Chicken, Chicken Tenders, Bacon Cheeseburger, Taco Bar Crispito w/Cheese, Mini Corndog, Backyard Burger, Pizza Monday, Feb. 8 - Friday, Feb. 12 Pork Carnitas, Chicken Sandwich, Hamburger, Chicken Nugget Bowl Hang Time Basket, Cheeseburger, Spicy Chicken Sandwich Mini Corn Dogs/Mac & Cheese, Meatball Sub, Hot Dog, Wing Bar Chili, Chicken Tenders, Cheeseburger, Taco Bar Walking Tacos, Corn Dog, Chicken Sand., Pizza Tuesday Feb., 16 - Friday, Feb. 19 Crispito w/Cheese, Cheeseburger, Spicy Chicken Sand., Taco Bar Pulled Pork Sand., Hamburger, Hot Dog, Wing Bar Chicken Nuggets, Spicy Chicken Sand., Mini Corn Dogs, Nacho Bar Salisbury Steak, Backyard Burger, Chicken Tenders, Pizza Monday Feb. 22 - Friday, Feb. 26 Chicken Spaghetti, Pizza Meatball Sub., Double Cheeseburger, Waffle Bar Pulled Pork Sandwich, Rib Patty Sand., Spicy Chicken Sand., Taco Bar Baked Potato w Ham, Hamburger, Hot Dog, Wing Bar Fish Sticks with Mac & Cheese, Chicken Tenders Taco Bar Popcorn Chicken w/ Rice, Corn Dog, Chicken Sand., Pizza
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS ANNOUNCEMENTS Monday, February 1 st   I. Mrs. Sims is out today so there will be no 6 th grade Quiz Bowl practice today. 7 th & 8 th grade Quiz Bowl teams will have practice tomorrow. II. This is a reminder about our phone policy. You are allowed to use your phones and personal devices outside only, before school, during lunch, and after school. Quite a few of you are using your phones inside the building. Do not risk losing your phone privileges or being sent to ISS for repeat violations. III. 7 th grade ETS will be meeting this Wednesday during ACHIEVE. IV. Reminders:  Keep your Chromebooks charged at home each evening.  If you’re not sure if you ordered a yearbook, check the list on the Cafeteria bulletin board. V. Lunchtime Weather: VI. Lunch Menu: * Fish Sticks with Mac & Cheese * Cheeseburger * Chicken Sandwich * Chili with Grilled Cheese * PB&J Sandwich * Deli Sandwich * Cobb Salad
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Governor Asa Hutchinson has proclaimed the week of February 1-5, 2021 as National School Counselor Week in Arkansas to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within the U.S. school system and how students are different as a result of what they do. Tonya Thacker is one of the best & we are proud to have her at Mena High School.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Governor Asa Hutchinson has proclaimed the week of February 1-5, 2021 as National School Counselor Week in Arkansas to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within the U.S. school system and how students are different as a result of what they do. Leilani Rose is one of the best & we are proud to have her at Mena Middle School.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Governor Asa Hutchinson has proclaimed the week of February 1-5, 2021 as National School Counselor Week in Arkansas to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within the U.S. school system and how students are different as a result of what they do. Vicky Maye is one of the best & we are proud to have her at Holly Harshman Elementary.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Governor Asa Hutchinson has proclaimed the week of February 1-5, 2021 as National School Counselor Week in Arkansas to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within the U.S. school system and how students are different as a result of what they do. Linda Collins is one of the best & we are proud to have her at Louise Durham Elementary.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Jr. Bearcats picked up their 5th win & the Sr. Bearcats earned their 4th win at the UBC on Friday. Jr. Boys / Mena-42 Bauxite-40 Sr. Boys / Mena-53 Bauxite-37 The Jr. Boys play at Arkadelphia on Thursday 2/4 & Both the Jr. & Sr. Boys host Arkadelphia on Friday 2/5.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats Improved to 13-2/6-1 on the season with a win over Bauxite on Friday. The Jr. Ladycats won by 14 points. Jr. Girls / Mena-39 Bauxite-25 Sr. Girls / Mena-51 Bauxite-35 The Jr. & Sr. Ladycats play at Arkadelphia on Thursday 2/4/21. GO LADYCATS!!!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Seth accepted the kindness challenge this week by cleaning up at lunch today. Thank you Seth! We challenge everyone to keep the kindness going even when nobody is watching! Happy Friday!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Click the link for the Meal Order Form for February 8th - February 12th. Pick up is Friday from 1pm-2pm at Louise Durham & Mena High School. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfWzogLrq8NYjQb1aN1eAVYoo4ysMbN5gHrw8CPAh142W9tQw/viewform
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Schedule change for Arkadelphia @ Mena on Friday February 5th! Jr. Boys, Sr. JV boys, Sr. Girls, Sr. Boys!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Zoey has been spreading kindness this week at MMS by helping her classmates on a project in Mrs Luttmer’s science class. Thank you Zoey!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to Mena High School student Olivia Betz for being a Regional Gold Key Award Winner in the Comic Art Category of the 2021 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards give young people opportunities for recognition, exhibition, and publication of their writing and art, as well as chances for scholarships. https://www.artandwriting.org/regions/ARALSW The Southwest Region in which Olivia was competing includes 7 states. Her Comic Art submission was the only Comic Art submission in our region that qualified for the Gold Key award, their highest award. And this allows her to now compete nationally. GO OLIVIA!!!!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Friday, January 29, 2021 Clubs & Activities: Friday - Sophomore meeting in Room 403 for students interested in JAG Work next year during Enrichment Sports: Friday - Junior High Varsity and Senior High Varsity Basketball will host Bauxite starting at 4:00 p.m. Kindness is a gift we can all afford to give, and kindness begins with an understanding that we all struggle and we all have needs. Wherever there is another person, there is an opportunity for kindness and to make a difference. Mena High School is recognizing Kindness Week from January 25-29, and encouraging everyone to find as many ways to be kind to others throughout the week. People don’t always remember everything you say to them, but they’ll never forget how you made them feel. Treat everyone with kindness. The HUB is now taking applications for the 21-22 school year. If you are an upcoming senior graduating in 2022 and would like to apply for the HUB program, please fill out an application and return them to Mrs. Threlkeld in the HUB, Room 111. If you plan to work your senior year and would like to attend The HUB, please also fill out the AE JAG application form. Applications and HUB expectations were emailed to the Class of 2022 students on Tuesday. Please email Mrs. Threlkeld or stop by Room 111 with any other questions. Be sure to order your copy of the 2021 Mena High School Yearbook for the current price and final price of $60 by the end of the day today. You may order online at www.jostensyearbooks.com with credit or debit card, or order through Mr. Philpot’s room 205 with cash or check. January is the final chance to order your personalized copy of the 2021 MHS Yearbook. Any FFA member interested in ordering an FFA jacket needs to talk to Mr. Maye or Mr. Goodnight ASAP. The FBLA District Spring Leadership Conference will be held Wednesday, February 10th on the Mena High School campus. Please see Mrs. Torix to pick up a permission slip. They need to be returned by Wednesday, February 3rd. Signups for the 2021-2022 Cheerleading programs are still taking place. If you wish to try out for the sideline team, competition team, or Beary the mascot, please see Coach Hughes in room 315. If you have already signed up, make sure you have joined the Google Classroom for more information. Applications are available to be considered for the 2021-22 MHS Yearbook Staff. If you would like to apply for the yearbook staff for the coming school year, please pick up an application in Mr. Philpot’s room 205 as soon as possible. JAG Applications are now available for the 2021-22 school year for next year’s seniors and juniors. Online applications are at karenpurvis.wixsite.com/mhsjag. You can pick up a printed application from Karen Purvis (room 403), your enrichment teacher, and sophomore JAG meeting on January 29 during enrichment. Completed applications are due back by the end of the day on Monday, February 8. Any questions, please contact Mrs. Purvis in room 403 or email her - karen.purvis@menaschools.org. Seniors: It’s time to vote for the 2021 Who’s Who. The Google Form ballot is available in the Class of 2021 Enrichment Google Classroom. Voting will remain open through tomorrow, so please take time to vote for the eleven categories in this year’s Who’s Who. Results and photos will be part of the 2021 MHS Yearbook. A survey has been sent to all Enrichment teachers to discuss what they would like for their Enrichment team name to be for the upcoming cornhole tournament. Now is the time for Enrichment classes to be discussing their preferred team names, and once submitted, the Journalism 2 class will create a team name banner to hang above the classroom doorway. Lunch Menu: January Friday 1/29: Baked potato with Chili, rib patty sandwich, pizza, pbj sandwich
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Blended & virtual student meals for February 1st - February 5th may be picked up today at Louise Durham Elementary or Mena High School between 1 and 2 pm.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Jr. High & Sr. High will host Bauxite on Friday. Games begin at 4pm in the Union Bank Center !
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Thursday, January 28, 2021 Clubs & Activities: Thursday - No quiz bowl practice; Junior meeting during Enrichment in the PAC - all juniors Friday - Sophomore meeting in Room 403 for students interested in JAG Work next year during Enrichment Kindness is a gift we can all afford to give, and kindness begins with an understanding that we all struggle and we all have needs. Mena High School is recognizing Kindness Week from January 25-29, and encouraging everyone to find as many ways to be kind to others throughout the week. Wherever there is another person, there is an opportunity for kindness and to make a difference. Mrs. Torix needs to see: Caroline Cannon, Mallory Farringer, Jocelyn Hernandez, Kiylee Hughes, Alex Rocha, and Riylee Wiles at the beginning of Enrichment for just a few minutes. The HUB is now taking applications for the 21-22 school year. If you are an upcoming senior graduating in 2022 and would like to apply for the HUB program, please fill out an application and return them to Mrs. Threlkeld in the HUB, Room 111. If you plan to work your senior year and would like to attend The HUB, please also fill out the AE JAG application form. Applications and HUB expectations were emailed to the Class of 2022 students on Tuesday. Please email Mrs. Threlkeld or stop by Room 111 with any other questions. Be sure to order your copy of the 2021 Mena High School Yearbook for the current price and final price of $60 by this Friday, January 29. You may order online at www.jostensyearbooks.com with credit or debit card, or order through Mr. Philpot’s room 205 with cash or check. January is the final chance to order your personalized copy of the 2021 MHS Yearbook. Any FFA member interested in ordering an FFA jacket needs to talk to Mr. Maye or Mr. Goodnight ASAP. The FBLA District Spring Leadership Conference will be held Wednesday, February 10th on the Mena High School campus. Please see Mrs. Torix to pick up a permission slip. They need to be returned by Wednesday, February 3rd. Signups for the 2021-2022 Cheerleading programs have started. If you wish to try out for the sideline team, competition team, or Beary the mascot, please see Coach Hughes in room 315. If you have already signed up, make sure you have joined the Google Classroom for more information. Applications are available to be considered for the 2021-22 MHS Yearbook Staff. If you would like to apply for the yearbook staff for the coming school year, please pick up an application in Mr. Philpot’s room 205 as soon as possible. JAG Applications are now available for the 2021-22 school year for next year’s seniors and juniors. Online applications are at karenpurvis.wixsite.com/mhsjag. You can pick up a printed application from Karen Purvis (room 403), your enrichment teacher, junior meeting on January 28, and sophomore JAG meeting on January 29 during enrichment. Completed applications are due back by the end of the day on Monday, February 8. Any questions, please contact Mrs. Purvis in room 403 or email her - karen.purvis@menaschools.org. There will be a meeting for any FFA member interested in the Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program today during Enrichment in the Ag Building. Students will be given an application that must be taken home, filled out, and returned by Wednesday February 27th to be eligible to participate for the upcoming season. If you absolutely cannot attend the meeting and are interested, see Mr Maye,Goodnight or McCormick for an application. Seniors: It’s time to vote for the 2021 Who’s Who. The Google Form ballot is available in the Class of 2021 Enrichment Google Classroom. Voting will remain open through tomorrow, so please take time to vote for the eleven categories in this year’s Who’s Who. Results and photos will be part of the 2021 MHS Yearbook. A survey has been sent to all Enrichment teachers to discuss what they would like for their Enrichment team name to be for the upcoming cornhole tournament. Now is the time for Enrichment classes to be discussing their preferred team names, and once submitted, the Journalism 2 class will create a team name banner to hang above the classroom doorway. Lunch Menu: January Thursday 1/28: Beef fingers, chicken tenders, meatball sub, taco bar, pbj sandwich Friday 1/29: Baked potato with Chili, rib patty sandwich, pizza, pbj sandwich
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS ANNOUNCEMENTS Thursday, January 28 th   I. Reminders:  Today and tomorrow is your last chance to claim items out of the Lost & Found box.  Charge your Chromebooks at home every evening. II. Some of you that are fairly new to our school received a packet of forms when you first enrolled. Several of you received a new packet yesterday. Please return those signed forms to the office as soon as possible. These forms are required as a part of your registration. III. From Mrs. Lunsford: Teacher Aides and Library Aides please go to Mrs. Lunsford's room tomorrow (Friday) right after the announcements, for your Yearbook Photo. IV. If you are not sure whether or not you ordered a Yearbook, there is a list posted on the bulletin board in the hall near the Cafeteria. V. ** Today’s Kindness Challenge Quotes: “A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference.” ~ Eeyore “Love is the only force capable of turning an enemy into a friend.” ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. VI. Lunchtime Weather: VII. Lunch Menu: * Beef Fingers * Chicken Tenders * Meatball Sub * Taco Bar * PB&J Sandwich * Deli Sandwich * Popcorn Chicken Salad
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
More MMS Certified Kind Students! Madison helps hold the door for her classmates daily. Thank you Madison
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Assistant Superintendent Dr. Lee Smith took the lead by getting his Covid-19 Vaccination today. Dr. Smith will begin his new position as Superintendent of Mena Public Schools in the 2021/2022 school year.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The MMS Project Prevent Team encouraged classmates to BE KIND the their body by staying tobacco/nicotine free.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
John was caught cleaning up trash during lunch at MMS. Thanks John for your kindness!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
UAMS is conducting a Covid-19 Vaccine Clinic for teachers & staff of Mena Public Schools today. Nurse Bobbi from Mena High School was the first to receive the vaccine.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 Clubs & Activities: Wednesday - No quiz bowl practice; Thursday - No quiz bowl practice; Junior meeting during Enrichment in the PAC - all juniors Friday - Sophomore meeting in Room 403 for students interested in JAG Work next year during Enrichment Kindness is a gift we can all afford to give, and kindness begins with an understanding that we all struggle and we all have needs. Mena High School is recognizing Kindness Week from January 25-29, and encouraging everyone to find as many ways to be kind to others throughout the week. Wherever there is another person, there is an opportunity for kindness and to make a difference. Mrs. Torix needs to see: Caroline Cannon, Mallory Farringer, Jocelyn Hernandez, Kiylee Hughes, Alex Rocha, and Riylee Wiles at the beginning of Enrichment for just a few minutes. The HUB is now taking applications for the 21-22 school year. If you are an upcoming senior graduating in 2022 and would like to apply for the HUB program, please fill out an application and return them to Mrs. Threlkeld in the HUB, Room 111. If you plan to work your senior year and would like to attend The HUB, please also fill out the AE JAG application form. Applications and HUB expectations were emailed to the Class of 2022 students on Tuesday. Please email Mrs. Threlkeld or stop by Room 111 with any other questions. Be sure to order your copy of the 2021 Mena High School Yearbook for the current price and final price of $60 by this Friday, January 29. You may order online at www.jostensyearbooks.com with credit or debit card, or order through Mr. Philpot’s room 205 with cash or check. January is the final chance to order your personalized copy of the 2021 MHS Yearbook. Any FFA member interested in ordering an FFA jacket needs to talk to Mr. Maye or Mr. Goodnight ASAP. The FBLA District Spring Leadership Conference will be held Wednesday, February 10th on the Mena High School campus. Please see Mrs. Torix to pick up a permission slip. They need to be returned by Wednesday, February 3rd. Signups for the 2021-2022 Cheerleading programs have started. If you wish to try out for the sideline team, competition team, or Beary the mascot, please see Coach Hughes in room 315. If you have already signed up, make sure you have joined the Google Classroom for more information. Applications are available to be considered for the 2021-22 MHS Yearbook Staff. If you would like to apply for the yearbook staff for the coming school year, please pick up an application in Mr. Philpot’s room 205 as soon as possible. JAG Applications are now available for the 2021-22 school year for next year’s seniors and juniors. Online applications are at karenpurvis.wixsite.com/mhsjag. You can pick up a printed application from Karen Purvis (room 403), your enrichment teacher, junior meeting on January 28, and sophomore JAG meeting on January 29 during enrichment. Completed applications are due back by the end of the day on Monday, February 8. Any questions, please contact Mrs. Purvis in room 403 or email her - karen.purvis@menaschools.org. There will be a meeting for any FFA member interested in the Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program today during Enrichment in the Ag Building. Students will be given an application that must be taken home, filled out, and returned by Wednesday February 27th to be eligible to participate for the upcoming season. If you absolutely cannot attend the meeting and are interested, see Mr Maye,Goodnight or McCormick for an application. Seniors: It’s time to vote for the 2021 Who’s Who. The Google Form ballot is available in the Class of 2021 Enrichment Google Classroom. Voting will remain open through tomorrow, so please take time to vote for the eleven categories in this year’s Who’s Who. Results and photos will be part of the 2021 MHS Yearbook. A survey has been sent to all Enrichment teachers to discuss what they would like for their Enrichment team name to be for the upcoming cornhole tournament. Now is the time for Enrichment classes to be discussing their preferred team names, and once submitted, the Journalism 2 class will create a team name banner to hang above the classroom doorway. Lunch Menu: January Wednesday 1/27: Burrito with cheese, cheeseburger, spicy chicken sandwich, wing bar, pbj sandwich Thursday 1/28: Beef fingers, chicken tenders, meatball sub, taco bar, pbj sandwich Friday 1/29: Baked potato with Chili, rib patty sandwich, pizza, pbj sandwich
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS ANNOUNCEMENTS Wednesday, January 27 th   I. Final Reminders:  Cheer sign-up is available, see Mrs. Breedlove.  Sign-up forms for youth league sports will be available until Friday. II. Reminders about your Chromebook:  Charge your Chromebook at home every evening.  Do not have your Chromebook open when you are outside for breakfast or lunch.  Do not use or have your Chromebook open at any time other than when you are in a classroom and are seated. III. Items in the Lost & Found box will be bagged up at the end of this week and donated to PCDC. You have until lunch on Friday to get your missing coats, jackets, and other items. IV. ** Today’s Kindness Challenge Quote:  “Kind hearts are the gardens. Kind thoughts are the roots. Kind words are the flowers. Kind deeds are the fruits. Take care of your garden and keep out the weeds. Fill it with sunshine, kind words and kind deeds.” ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow  V. Lunchtime Weather: VI. Lunch Menu: * Burrito with Cheese * Cheeseburger * Spicy Chicken Sandwich * Wing Bar * PB&J Sandwich * Deli Sandwich * Turkey Chef Salad
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Click the link for the Meal Order Form for February 1st - February 5th. Pick up is Friday from 1pm-2pm at Louise Durham & Mena High School. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfwNZ4mmAyqzwWrJJ2cjExsgUqHwuS4GXHM6UbbkpULcLt_Ug/viewform
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Ladycats & Bearcats played conference games at Nashville Tuesday. Sr. Girls/ Nashville-42 Mena-36 Sr. Boys / Nashville-47 Mena-31 Mena will play Bauxite on Friday at the Union Bank Center.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The MMS Project Prevent Team is busy making teacher appreciation and prevention packets as part of The Great Kindness Challenge.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Lauren Beck is a certified kind student at Mena Middle School. On her own she gathered donations from her church group to donate to Mrs. Chaney’s family who lost their home to a fire last week. Thank you Lauren and your church family for your thoughtfulness
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats & Bearcats play at Nashville on Tuesday beginning at 4:30pm...
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena 7th grade & Jr. High Boys hosted Nashville at the Union Bank Center on Monday. 7th Grade / Nashville-30 Mena-16 Jr. High JV / Nashville-44 Mena-21 Jr. High / Nashville-57 Mena-33 Mena will host Bauxite on Friday 1/29/21. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena 7th Grade & Jr. Girls lost a pair of games to Nashville on Monday at the Union Bank Center. 7th Grade/ Nashville-30 Mena-16 Jr. High / Nashville-53 Mena-26 The Jr. Teams will host Bauxite on Friday 1/29/21... https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Monday, January 25, 2021 Clubs & Activities: Monday - Attn Seniors: Herff Jones is here today in the PAC during Enrichment to drop off packets with Cap & Gown and other senior memorabilia order information in them. They will return on February 2nd to measure and order Cap & Gowns. Tuesday - JAG officers meeting in room 403 during enrichment (1/19); Junior ETS band room Wednesday - No quiz bowl practice; Thursday - No quiz bowl practice; Friday - Sports: Monday - 7th Grade/Junior High Basketball games HERE at the UBC vs Nashville Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. Mena High School is recognizing Kindness Week from January 25-29, and encouraging everyone to find as many ways to be kind to others throughout the week. You just never know the lasting impact from a single act of kindness. Be sure to order your copy of the 2021 Mena High School Yearbook for the current price and final price of $60 by this Friday, January 29. You may order online at www.jostensyearbooks.com with credit or debit card, or order through Mr. Philpot’s room 205 with cash or check. January is the final chance to order your personalized copy of the 2021 MHS Yearbook. Any FFA member interested in ordering an FFA jacket needs to talk to Mr. Maye or Mr. Goodnight ASAP. The FBLA District Spring Leadership Conference will be held Wednesday, February 10th on the Mena High School campus. Please see Mrs. Torix to pick up a permission slip. They need to be returned by Wednesday, February 3rd. Signups for the 2021-2022 Cheerleading programs have started. If you wish to try out for the sideline team, competition team, or Beary the mascot, please stop by the office and put your name on the list or see Coach Hughes in room 315. If you have questions or once you have signed up, please go see Coach Hughes for further instructions. Applications are now available to be considered for the 2021-22 MHS Yearbook Staff. If you would like to apply for the yearbook staff for the coming school year, please pick up an application in Mr. Philpot’s room 205. Completed applications are due back by the end of the day next Monday, January 25. JAG Applications are now available for the 2021-22 school year for next year’s seniors and juniors. Online applications are at karenpurvis.wixsite.com/mhsjag. You can pick up a printed application from Karen Purvis, room 403, or your enrichment teacher. Applications will be available at the meeting for next’s juniors on January 28 during enrichment. Completed applications are due back by the end of the day on Monday, February 8. Any questions, please contact Mrs. Purvis in room 403 or email her - karen.purvis@menaschools.org. There will be a meeting for any FFA member interested in the Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program today during Enrichment in the Ag Building. Students will be given an application that must be taken home, filled out, and returned by Wednesday February 27th to be eligible to participate for the upcoming season. If you absolutely cannot attend the meeting and are interested, see Mr Maye,Goodnight or McCormick for an application. Lunch Menu: January Monday 1/25: Drumstick, hot dog, chicken sandwich, waffle bar Tuesday 1/26: Chicken Parmesan, rib patty sand., corn dog, taco bar, pbj sandwich Wednesday 1/27: Burrito with cheese, cheeseburger, spicy chicken sandwich, wing bar, pbj sandwich Thursday 1/28: Beef fingers, chicken tenders, meatball sub, taco bar, pbj sandwich Friday 1/29: Baked potato with Chili, rib patty sandwich, pizza, pbj sandwich
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS ANNOUNCEMENTS Monday, January 25 th   I. Reminders:  Cheer sign-up continues for current 7 th & 8 th graders – see Mrs. Breedlove.  Youth league sports sign-up forms are available in the main entrance, along with yearbook order forms.  February 1 st is the deadline to order a personalized yearbook. II. From Mrs. Rose: This week we celebrate the Great Kindness Challenge. Challenge sheets will be handed out today. Look for updates on the Challenge on Mrs. Rose's Google Classroom.  You can download the Great Kindness Challenge free from the App Store. ** Today’s Kindness Challenge Quote: “Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.” ~ Princess Diana III. Attention 8 th Grade Students: Tomorrow, all 8 th grade students will take a tour of MHS. This will be done during your History class period. Go to Mr. Johnson’s class as usual, then you will be taken to the high school from there. Please make every effort to come to school tomorrow. IV. Lunchtime Weather: Based on the current forecast, we should be able to go outside but you will need to stay on the hard surfaces and out of the grass. V. Lunch Menu: * Drumstick * Hot Dog * Chicken Sandwich * Waffle Bar * PB&J Sandwich * Deli Sandwich * Chef Salad
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School Senior CAUY HOUSE has announced his intentions to play football at Ouachita Baptist University. House made the announcement on social media on Saturday. GO CAUY !!!! GO BEARCATS !!!!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Public Schools will be participating in The Great Kindness Challenge January 25th-29th, 2021. Find out more about the GKC on the website https://thegreatkindnesschallenge.com/
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena played at Fountain Lake on Friday! Sr. Girls / Mena-49 Ft. Lake-28 Sr. Boys / Ft. Lake-40 Mena-36 Mena is back in action on Tuesday at Nashville! https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to Mena High School Senior SHYLEE HEAD! Shylee has received a $6000 year band scholarship from University of Arkansas at Monticello.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Click the link for the Meal Order Form for February 1st - February 5th. Pick up is Friday from 1pm-2pm at Louise Durham & Mena High School. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfwNZ4mmAyqzwWrJJ2cjExsgUqHwuS4GXHM6UbbkpULcLt_Ug/viewform
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Attn: Seniors - Herff Jones will be here Monday, January 25th to drop off packets with Cap & Gown and other senior memorabilia order information in them. They will return on February 2nd to measure and order Cap & Gowns.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Blended & virtual student meals for January 25th - January 29th may be picked up today at Louise Durham Elementary or Mena High School between 1 and 2 pm.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats & Bearcats will play at Fountain Lake today. Games begin at 6:00pm..
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Friday, January 22, 2021 Clubs & Activities: Monday - Tuesday - JAG officers meeting in room 403 during enrichment (1/19); Junior ETS band room Wednesday - Thursday - Quiz Bowl practice in Room 211, but no quiz bowl practice next week; FCCLA Officers Meeting in Mrs. Hobson’s room during Enrichment, JAG meeting in PAC (1/21) Friday - Sports: Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - 7th Grade/Junior High Basketball vs Fountain Lake HERE at the UBC Friday - Senior High Basketball at Fountain Lake starting at 4:30 p.m. Be sure to order your copy of the 2021 Mena High School Yearbook for the current price and final price of $60 before next Friday, January 29. You may order online at www.jostensyearbooks.com with credit or debit card, or order through Mr. Philpot’s room 205 with cash or check. January is the final chance to order your personalized copy of the 2021 MHS Yearbook. Attn: Seniors - Herff Jones will be here Monday, January 25th to drop off packets with Cap & Gown and other senior memorabilia order information in them. They will return on February 2nd to measure and order Cap & Gowns. Any FFA member interested in ordering an FFA jacket needs to talk to Mr. Maye or Mr. Goodnight ASAP. The FBLA District Spring Leadership Conference will be held Wednesday, February 10th on the Mena High School campus. Please see Mrs. Torix to pick up a permission slip. They need to be returned by Wednesday, February 3rd. Signups for the 2021-2022 Cheerleading programs have started. If you wish to try out for the sideline team, competition team, or Beary the mascot, please stop by the office and put your name on the list or see Coach Hughes in room 315. If you have questions or once you have signed up, please go see Coach Hughes for further instructions. Applications are now available to be considered for the 2021-22 MHS Yearbook Staff. If you would like to apply for the yearbook staff for the coming school year, please pick up an application in Mr. Philpot’s room 205. Completed applications are due back by the end of the day next Monday, January 25. JAG Applications are now available for the 2021-22 school year for next year’s seniors and juniors. Online applications are at karenpurvis.wixsite.com/mhsjag. You can pick up a printed application from Karen Purvis, room 403, or your enrichment teacher. Applications will be available at the meeting for next’s juniors on January 28 during enrichment. Completed applications are due back by the end of the day on Monday, February 8. Any questions, please contact Mrs. Purvis in room 403 or email her - karen.purvis@menaschools.org. There will be a meeting for any FFA member interested in the Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program today during Enrichment in the Ag Building. Students will be given an application that must be taken home, filled out, and returned by Wednesday February 27th to be eligible to participate for the upcoming season. If you absolutely cannot attend the meeting and are interested, see Mr Maye,Goodnight or McCormick for an application. Lunch Menu: January Friday 1/22: Popcorn chicken with rice, corn dog, chicken sandwich, pizza Monday 1/25: Drumstick, hot dog, waffle bar, chicken sand Tuesday 1/26: Chicken Parmesan, rib patty sand., corn dog, taco bar, pbj sandwich Wednesday 1/27: Burrito with cheese, cheeseburger, spicy chicken sandwich, wing bar, pbj sandwich Thursday 1/28: Beef fingers, chicken tenders, meatball sub, taco bar, pbj sandwich Friday 1/29: Baked potato with Chili, rib patty sandwich, pizza, pbj sandwich
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS ANNOUNCEMENTS Friday, January 22 nd   I. Reminders:  Cheer sign-up continues for current 7 th & 8 th graders – see Mrs. Breedlove.  Youth league sports sign-up forms are available in the main entrance, along with yearbook order forms.  February 1 st is the deadline to order a personalized yearbook. II. From Mrs. Rose: Next week we will celebrate the Great Kindness Challenge. Challenge sheets will be handed out on Monday. Look for updates on the Challenge on Mrs. Rose's Google Classroom.  You can download the Great Kindness Challenge free from the App Store. III. Attention 8 th Grade Students: Next Tuesday, January 26 th , 8 th grade students will take a tour of MHS. This will be done during your History class period. Go to Mr. Johnson’s class as usual, then you will be taken to the high school from there. Please make every effort to come to school that day. IV. Lunchtime Weather: V. Lunch Menu: * Popcorn Chicken with Rice * Corn Dog * Chicken Sandwich * Pizza * PB&J Sandwich * Deli Sandwich * Pizza Salad
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The 7th Grade & Jr. High Bearcats faced Fountain Lake at the Union Bank Center on Thursday! 7th Grade / Ft. Lake-30 Mena-21 Jr. Boys / Mena-35 Ft. Lake-22 Mena will host Nashville on Monday 1/25/21 ! GO BEQARCATS ! https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena 7th Grade & Jr. Ladycats played fountain Lake at the Union Bank Center on Thursday. 7th Grade / Mena-19 Ft. Lake-12 Jr. Girls / Mena 39 Ft. Lake-21 Mena will host Nashville on Monday 1/25/21.. GO LADYCATS!!! https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Middle School will participate in The Great Kindness Challenge January 25th-29th, 2021. Find out more about the GKC on the website https://thegreatkindnesschallenge.com/
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Holly Harshman Elementary will kick off the Great Kindness Challenge Week by having Monday, January 25th as Kindness Unites Day. Staff and students are encouraged to wear blue to show one’s commitment to be a part of the GKC movement! Students will receive blue “Be Kind” bracelets. On Friday, January 29th, our students and staff will be encouraged to “Ride the Wave Of Kindness” by dressing in beach/surf attire. Students will receive “Be Kind” dog tags.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
JAG Applications are now available for the 2021-22 school year for next’s year seniors and juniors. Online applications are at karenpurvis.wixsite.com/mhsjag. You can pick up a printed application from Karen Purvis, room 403, or your enrichment teacher. Applications will be available at the meeting for next’s juniors on January 28 during enrichment. Completed applications are due back by the end of the day on Monday, February 8. Any questions, please contact Mrs. Purvis in room 403 or email her - karen.purvis@menaschools.org.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
There will be a meeting for any FFA member interested in the Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program tomorrow during Enrichment in the Ag Building. Students will be given an application that must be taken home, filled out, and returned by Wednesday February 27th to be eligible to participate for the upcoming season. If you absolutely cannot attend the meeting and are interested,see Mr Maye,Goodnight or McCormick for an application.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Thursday, January 21, 2021 Clubs & Activities: Monday - Tuesday - JAG officers meeting in room 403 during enrichment (1/19); Junior ETS band room Wednesday - Thursday - Quiz Bowl practice in Room 211, but no quiz bowl practice next week; FCCLA Officers Meeting in Mrs. Hobson’s room during Enrichment, JAG meeting in PAC (1/21) Friday - Sports: Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - 7th Grade/Junior High Basketball vs Fountain Lake HERE at the UBC Friday - Be sure to order your copy of the 2021 Mena High School Yearbook for the current price and final price of $60 before January 29. You may order online at www.jostensyearbooks.com with credit or debit card, or order through Mr. Philpot’s room 205 with cash or check. January is the final chance to order your copy of the 2021 MHS Yearbook. There is a JAG meeting for all JAG classes today during enrichment. Any FFA member interested in ordering an FFA jacket needs to talk to Mr. Maye or Mr. Goodnight ASAP. Signups for the 2021-2022 Cheerleading programs have started. If you wish to try out for the sideline team, competition team, or Beary the mascot, please stop by the office and put your name on the list or see Coach Hughes in room 315. If you have questions or once you have signed up, please go see Coach Hughes for further instructions. Applications are now available to be considered for the 2021-22 MHS Yearbook Staff. If you would like to apply for the yearbook staff for the coming school year, please pick up an application in Mr. Philpot’s room 205. Completed applications are due back by the end of the day next Monday, January 25. JAG Applications are now available for the 2021-22 school year for next’s year seniors and juniors. Online applications are at karenpurvis.wixsite.com/mhsjag. You can pick up a printed application from Karen Purvis, room 403, or your enrichment teacher. Applications will be available at the meeting for next’s juniors on January 28 during enrichment. Completed applications are due back by the end of the day on Monday, February 8. Any questions, please contact Mrs. Purvis in room 403 or email her - karen.purvis@menaschools.org. There will be a meeting for any FFA member interested in the Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program tomorrow during Enrichment in the Ag Building. Students will be given an application that must be taken home, filled out, and returned by Wednesday February 27th to be eligible to participate for the upcoming season. If you absolutely cannot attend the meeting and are interested,see Mr Maye,Goodnight or McCormick for an application. Lunch Menu: January Monday 1/18: Virtual Day Tuesday 1/19: Baked Chicken, Rib Patty Sandwich, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Taco Bar Wednesday 1/20: Baked potato with ham, hamburger, hot dog, wing bar Thursday 1/21: Fish sticks, macaroni and cheese, chicken tenders, taco bar Friday 1/22: Popcorn chicken with rice, corn dog, chicken sandwich, pizza Monday 1/25: Drumstick, hot dog, waffle bar, chicken sand Tuesday 1/26: Chicken Parmesan, rib patty sand., corn dog, taco bar, pbj sandwich Wednesday 1/27: Burrito with cheese, cheeseburger, spicy chicken sandwich, wing bar, pbj sandwich Thursday 1/28: Beef fingers, chicken tenders, meatball sub, taco bar, pbj sandwich Friday 1/29: Baked potato with Chili, rib patty sandwich, pizza, pbj sandwich
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS ANNOUNCEMENTS Thursday, January 21 st   I. Reminders:  Cheer sign-up continues for current 7 th & 8 th graders – see Mrs. Breedlove.  Youth league sports sign-up forms are available in the main entrance, along with yearbook order forms.  February 1 st is the deadline to order a personalized yearbook. II. This is a reminder that we are not currently doing Flex Friday. Tomorrow, along with all Fridays, is a regular school day until further notice. III. If you stay home because you don’t feel well, you are not allowed to come to school just for athletics, band, cheer, etc. IV. 7 th & 8 th grade students: Please remember that at the end of your lunch period, ignore the first bell you hear. That bell is for 6 th grade class change. The bell that ends your lunch period rings 2 minutes later. Please do not enter the building on the first bell. This schedule was set up this year for social distancing by limiting the number of students in the hallways at once. V. Lunchtime Weather: A decision will be made at lunchtime whether or not we will go outside, based on the amount of standing water. VI. Lunch Menu: * Fish Sticks with Mac & Cheese * Rib Patty Sandwich * Chicken Tenders * Taco Bar * PB&J Sandwich * Deli Sandwich * Popcorn Chicken Salad
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
This beautiful wooden American flag was built by Blade Hebert and Toby Watkins in Ag Mechanics. Ones like this sell on Etsy for $150 and up! The stars were engraved with our new Boss laser engraver.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
BASKETBALL SCHEDULE CHANGES! On Thursday 1/21/21 games start at 4:30pm beginning with the 7th Grade Ladycats, followed by the Jr. High Ladycats, the 7th Grade Bearcats & the Jr. High Bearcats in the UBC. On Friday 1/22/21 the Sr. Girls & Sr. Boys will be in action beginning at 6:00pm in Fountain Lake...
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
7-4A Conference Basketball Standings !!!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats & Bearcats played DeQueen on Tuesday at the Union Bank Center. The annual Sr. Night Ceremony was held before the games. These students have been great representatives of Mena High School. ANNALYSE BAKER BLAKE CASTOR LEILANI DAY CIARA LANCE ALLIE MARTIN CRISTINA RECCHI LONDON COPELIN WASSILY HOPER SAMUEL EFIRD MADISON BLAIR ALEX HUNTER ISA KULKENS GRACIE LYLE ANDREA MAECHLER HANNAH STOCKTON ALLY WRIGHT
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Click the link for the Meal Order Form for January 25th - January 29th. Pick up is Friday from 1pm-2pm at Louise Durham & Mena High School. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSelLPxn0k8KE2L8CpXINqp37a6Q6JciVA7aEvl2sRkTZ2AYnA/viewform?fbclid=IwAR2Cdq7kS6RMMTz3nmy5pjbGLoOlwdgP1-kY2ctbjbnQOZ6boCUYXeltFsw
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS ANNOUNCEMENTS Wednesday, January 20 th   I. Reminders:  7 th & 8 th graders see Mrs. Breedlove to sign up for Cheerleader.  6 th graders interested in Cheer will sign up next month.  Check the Lost & Found box for your missing coats and jackets. II. Do not use your school-owned Chromebook to play unauthorized games. If you are playing one of these games, it will be blocked from the school server. III. If you are interested in participating in the Mena Youth League Soccer, Baseball, or Softball, there are sign-up forms on a table in the main hallway near the entrance to the office. These are not school-sponsored teams, so please follow the instructions on the forms and do not return them to the school. IV. The last date to order a personalized yearbook is February 1 st .  Forms are available in the Office, school website, and the MMS Facebook page. V. Lunchtime Weather: VI. Lunch Menu: * Baked Potato with Ham * Hamburger * Spicy Chicken Sandwich * Wing Bar * PB&J Sandwich * Deli Sandwich * Turkey Chef Salad
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena swept DeQueen at the Union Bank Center on Tuesday! Sr. Girls / Mena-61 DeQueen-39 Sr. Boys / Mena-58 DeQueen-47 The Ladycats & Bearcats will play at Fountain Lake on Friday! https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Signups for the 2021-2022 Cheerleading programs have started. If you wish to try out for the sideline team, competition team, or Beary the mascot, please stop by the office and put your name on the list or see Coach Hughes in room 315. If you have questions or once you have signed up, please go see Coach Hughes for further instructions.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Signups for the 2021-2022 Cheerleading programs have started. If you wish to try out for the Jr high cheerleading squad, or competition team (current 8th-11th graders only) please stop by Mrs. Breedlove’s room (7A) and put your name on the list. This is for current 7th and 8th graders. 7th grade cheer (current 6th graders) sign-ups will be at end of February.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Tonight is Sr. Night at the Union Bank Center. Games begin at 5:00pm...
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 Clubs & Activities: Monday - Tuesday - JAG officers meeting in room 403 during enrichment (1/19); Junior ETS band room Wednesday - Sci-FI Club meeting in the Library during Enrichment Thursday - Quiz Bowl practice in Room 211; FCCLA Officers Meeting in Mrs. Hobson’s room during Enrichment, JAG meeting in PAC (1/21) Friday - Sports: Monday - Junior High Basketball plays @ DeQueen Tuesday - Senior High Basketball will host De Queen a the UBC - tonight will be the Senior Night ceremony. Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Be sure to order your copy of the 2021 Mena High School Yearbook for the current price and final price of $60 before January 29. You may order online at www.jostensyearbooks.com with credit or debit card, or order through Mr. Philpot’s room 205 with cash or check. January is the final chance to order your copy of the 2021 MHS Yearbook. Any FFA member interested in ordering an FFA jacket needs to talk to Mr. Maye or Mr. Goodnight ASAP. The FFA is now doing sign-ups for CDEs and LDEs for this year's spring contests. Whether you are interested in competing on a team or competing in a speech contest, you need to sign up for the event that you would like to participate in. Sign--ups are in the Ag Building. For those interested in attending the FCCLA Virtual Leadership Conference on Thursday, January 21, stop by Mrs. Hobon’s or Mrs. Wilson’s classrooms to pick up a permission slip to attend. Congratulations to the following Mena High School Band students for making the Region 8 All Region Concert Bands: Jaci Allen- 3rd band, 2nd chair Flute Katie Benefield-3rd band, 8th chair Flute Ranessa Ricker-3rd band, 11th chair Flute Annika Thompson-1st band, 2nd chair Oboe Lexi Williams-2nd band, 4th chair clarinet Lexi Dilbeck-2nd band, 15th chair clarinet Suzanne Lawrence- 2nd band, 18th chair clarinet Breezy Hendrix-3rd band, 3rd chair bass clarinet Emily Holloway-Alto Saxophone Alternate Kate McDonald-2nd band, 2nd chair Tenor Saxophone Cadence Barnes-2nd band, 3rd chair Tenor Saxophone Shylee Head-2nd band, 1st chair Bari Saxophone Levi McIntyre-2nd band, 13th chair Trumpet Esmerelda Johnson- Trumpet Alternate Gage Gorden- Trombone Alternate Ayden Ludwig-2nd band, 3rd chair Baritone Layla Spenser-3rd band, 2nd chair Baritone Samuel Cross-2nd band, 1st chair Tuba Daniel McDonald-3rd band, 6th chair Tuba Alexia Minzel-2nd band, 8th chair Percussion Summer Loar-3rd band, 4th chair Percussion Congratulations to the following students for qualifying to try out for the Arkansas All-State Band: Annika Thompson, Lexi Williams, Kate McDonald, Shylee Head, Ayden Ludwig, and Samuel Cross Signups for the 2021-2022 Cheerleading programs have started. If you wish to try out for the sideline team, competition team, or Beary the mascot, please stop by the office and put your name on the list or see Coach Hughes in room 315. If you have questions or once you have signed up, please go see Coach Hughes for further instructions. Applications are now available to be considered for the 2021-22 MHS Yearbook Staff. If you would like to apply for the yearbook staff for the coming school year, please pick up an application in Mr. Philpot’s room 205. Completed applications are due back by the end of the day next Monday, January 25. Lunch Menu: January Monday 1/18: Virtual Day Tuesday 1/19: Baked Chicken, Rib Patty Sandwich, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Taco Bar
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS ANNOUNCEMENTS Tuesday, January 19 th   I. Several of you are repeatedly having to be told to either pull up your mask or to put your mask on. You must wear your mask in order to attend school. II. Reminders:  Quiz Bowl practices will resume in February.  Charge your Chromebooks at home during the evening. III. From Mrs. Breedlove: Signups for the 2021-2022 Cheerleading programs have started. If you wish to try out for the Jr high cheerleading squad, or competition team (current 8th-11th graders only) please stop by Mrs. Breedlove’s room (7A) and put your name on the list. This is for current 7th and 8th graders. 7th grade cheer (current 6th graders) sign-ups will be at end of February. IV. The Lost & Found box is full. If you are missing a coat or jacket, please take a look. Everything in the box will soon be bagged up and donated to PCDC. V. Lunchtime Weather: VI. Lunch Menu: * Baked Chicken * Chicken Tenders * Hot Dog * Taco Bar * PB&J Sandwich * Deli Sandwich * Cobb Salad
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena played four games at DeQueen on Monday. 7th Girls / DeQueen-26 Mena-12 Jr. JV Boys / Mena-24 DeQueen-13 Jr. Girls / Mena-37 DeQueen-10 Jr. Boys / Mena-42 DeQueen-15 https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Middle School Project Prevent members met with the BADD team on Friday to discuss the hazards of nicotine. Members also put prevention posters throughout campus.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
January is School Board Appreciation Month. We are proud to acknowledge the efforts of the men & women who shape the direction of the Mena Public Schools.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Several Mena basketball teams were in action on Saturday! Sr. JV Boys / Mena-51 Waldron-48 7th grade Boys / Mena-21 Mansfield-19 7th Grade Girls / Mena-18 Mansfield-9 Jr. JV Boys / Mena-26 Mansfield-20 Sr. Girls / Idabel-63 Mena-58 Sr. Boys / Idabel-43 Mena-33 Learn more about Mena athletics, including schedules, on the website https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The 7th grade boys game begins at 10:00am in Jim Rackley Gymnasium with Jr. JV boys to follow. The 7th grade girls game will start at 10:00am at the UBC.... The Jr. JV girls game has been cancelled.. The Sr. High games begin at 1:00pm in the Union Bank Center..
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats & Bearcats played at Malvern on Friday.. Sr. Girls / Mena-68 Malvern-22 Sr. Boys / Malvern-51 Mena-37 Both teams will play Idabel on Saturday 1/16/21 at 1:00pm...
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Holly Harshman Elementary held their annual spelling bee today. 3rd grade: 1st- Channing Wimberly 2nd- Maybree Bates 3rd (alternate)- Tristan Garcia 4th grade: 1st- Gloria Roberts 2nd- Hannah Hicks 3rd (alternate)- Kinley Cox 5th grade: 1st- Kynzli Dyer 2nd- Ayden Dong 3rd (alternate)- Vaughn Vacca
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Click the link for the Meal Order Form for January 25th - January 29th. Pick up is Friday from 1pm-2pm at Louise Durham & Mena High School. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSelLPxn0k8KE2L8CpXINqp37a6Q6JciVA7aEvl2sRkTZ2AYnA/viewform
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Hi Mark, please post that we are having network problems at MHS, MMS, and Holly Harshman, and our phones and Internet are down. If you need to contact the schools, please check the school’ Facebook Page for contact instructions.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats & Bearcats play at Malvern today. Games begin at 5:00pm...
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Blended & virtual student meals for January 18th - January 22nd may be picked up today at Louise Durham Elementary or Mena High School between 1 and 2 pm.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
January is School Board Appreciation Month. We are proud to acknowledge the efforts of the men & women who shape the direction of the Mena Public Schools.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Jr. Bearcats struggle to find a win continued Thursday at the Union Bank Center. JV Boys / Malvern-31 Mena-25 Jr. Boys / Malvern-52 Mena-29 The Jr. Teams will play at DeQueen on Monday. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter_id=%5B20091%5D
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Jr. Ladycats had a great night at the Union Bank Center on Thursday. JV Girls / Mena-20 Malvern-9 Jr. Girls / Mena-44 Malvern-13 The Jr. Teams play at DeQueen on Monday. GO LADYCATS!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to Mrs. Jennifer McCauley for receiving the January Teacher of the Month Award at Mena High School. It was stated that Ms. Jennifer is the kindest staff member at MHS. She always welcomes people into the office with a smile and works hard to help in any way she can. She treats every student in the building like they are her own, and we all appreciate that. She is nice, understanding, and always positive. Mr. Jennifer will receive a certificate from Mrs. Wilson’s Orientation to Teaching and Child Care Guidance Classes and a cupcake from Sassafras Cakery.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Thursday, January 14, 2021 Clubs & Activities: Monday - Tuesday - January 12 - JAG officers meeting in room 403 during enrichment, Senior ETS band room Wednesday - Sci-FI Club meeting in the Library during Enrichment Thursday - Quiz Bowl practice in Room 211; FCCLA Officers Meeting in Mrs. Hobson’s room during Enrichment Friday - Sports: Monday - Tuesday - Tonight’s Senior night ceremony and senior high basketball games vs Hope has been postponed, and a make-up date will be announced at a future time. Wednesday - Thursday - JH Basketball vs Malvern HERE at the UBC starting at 4:00 p.m. Friday - Congratulations to Mrs. Jennifer McCauley for receiving the January Teacher of the Month Award. It was stated that Ms.Jennifer is the kindest staff member at MHS. She always welcomes people into the office with a smile and works hard to help in any way she can. She treats every student in the building like they are her own, and we all appreciate that. She is nice, understanding,and always positive. Mr. Jennifer will receive a certificate from Mrs. Wilson’s Orientation to Teaching and Child Care Guidance Classes and a cupcake from Sassafras Cakery. For anyone in grades 9-12 interested in participating in Track this year, please email Coach Dover with any track questions or interests as soon as possible. Be sure to order your copy of the 2021 Mena High School Yearbook for the current price and final price of $60 before January 29. You may order online at www.jostensyearbooks.com with credit or debit card, or order through Mr. Philpot’s room 205 with cash or check. January is the final chance to order your copy of the 2021 MHS Yearbook. Orders have been extended on Senior Shirts and Underclassmen Shirts for one more week only, and all shirts are $15 each. Shirts can be purchased with cash or check. If you would like to order a 2021 Senior Shirt, a Juniors shirt, a Sophomores shirts, or a Freshmen shirt, you may order through Mr. Philpot in Room 205. The final deadline to place your order is today, January 14. All shirts must be paid for in advance at the time of ordering. Any FFA member interested in ordering an FFA jacket needs to talk to Mr. Maye or Mr. Goodnight ASAP. The FFA is now doing sign-ups for CDEs and LDEs for this year's spring contests. Whether you are interested in competing on a team or competing in a speech contest, you need to sign up for the event that you would like to participate in. Sign--ups are in the Ag Building. This Friday, January 15, is the deadline to register for the February ACT test date. Lunch Menu: January Monday 1/11: Beef finger, bacon cheeseburger, waffle bar Tuesday 1/12: Crispito with Cheese, cheeseburger, spicy chicken sandwich Wednesday 1/13: pulled pork sand., chicken tenders, hot dog Thursday 1/14: Chicken Nuggets, hamburger, spicy chicken sandwich, taco bar Friday 1/15: salisbury steak, backyard burger, mini corndog, pizza
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Sr. Girls will play at Arkadelphia on Thursday 2/4/21... This is a game that was originally scheduled on 1/8/21... https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter_id=%5B41092%5D
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Public School's Technology Coordinator, Nathan Stone, spoke to the Junior JAG Class at Mena High School this morning about technology for personal & business uses.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 Clubs & Activities: Monday - Tuesday - January 12 - JAG officers meeting in room 403 during enrichment, Senior ETS band room Wednesday - Sci-FI Club meeting in the Library during Enrichment Thursday - Friday - Sports: Monday - Tuesday - Tonight’s Senior night ceremony and senior high basketball games vs Hope has been postponed, and a make-up date will be announced at a future time. Wednesday - Thursday - JH Basketball vs Malvern HERE at the UBC Friday - For anyone in grades 9-12 interested in participating in Track this year, please email Coach Dover with any track questions or interests as soon as possible. Be sure to order your copy of the 2021 Mena High School Yearbook for the current price and final price of $60 before January 29. You may order online at www.jostensyearbooks.com with credit or debit card, or order through Mr. Philpot’s room 205 with cash or check. January is the final chance to order your copy of the 2021 MHS Yearbook. Orders have been extended on Senior Shirts and Underclassmen Shirts for one more week only, and all shirts are $15 each. Shirts can be purchased with cash or check. If you would like to order a 2021 Senior Shirt, a Juniors shirt, a Sophomores shirts, or a Freshmen shirt, you may order through Mr. Philpot in Room 205. The final deadline to place your order is this Thursday, January 14. All shirts must be paid for in advance at the time of ordering. Any FFA member interested in ordering an FFA jacket needs to talk to Mr. Maye or Mr. Goodnight ASAP. The FFA is now doing sign-ups for CDEs and LDEs for this year's spring contests. Whether you are interested in competing on a team or competing in a speech contest, you need to sign up for the event that you would like to participate in. Sign--ups are in the Ag Building. This Friday, January 15, is the deadline to register for the February ACT test date. Lunch Menu: January Monday 1/11: Beef finger, bacon cheeseburger, waffle bar Tuesday 1/12: Crispito with Cheese, cheeseburger, spicy chicken sandwich Wednesday 1/13: pulled pork sand., chicken tenders, hot dog Thursday 1/14: Chicken Nuggets, hamburger, spicy chicken sandwich, taco bar Friday 1/15: salisbury steak, backyard burger, mini corndog, pizza
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Jr. High Girls & Boys will play Malvern on Thursday at the Union Bank Center. The JV games begins at 4:00pm... https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
January is School Board Appreciation Month. We are proud to acknowledge the efforts of the men & women who shape the direction of the Mena Public Schools.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Click the link for the Meal Order Form for January 18th - January 22nd. Pick up is Friday from 1pm-2pm at Louise Durham & Mena High School. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc68HngHbIbLoXRv8J8URzsubZ1qE8SYX_Q1d8Le8Bmkgn_rQ/viewform?fbclid=IwAR2p6uXbuA3epxmAGih0-CovAAI6yqCRLkU7z00B07BS66_oL-XmBSifEJY
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Sr. Girls & Boys will play Idabel, Ok. on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. in the Union Bank Center. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The 2021 Mena Soccer Schedule! The season begins on March 2nd at Poteau OK. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Any FFA member interested in ordering an FFA jacket needs to talk to Mr. Maye or Mr. Goodnight ASAP. The FFA is now doing sign-ups for CDEs and LDEs for this year's spring contests. Whether you are interested in competing on a team or competing in a speech contest, you need to sign up for the event that you would like to participate in. Sign--ups are in the Ag Building.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Be sure to order your copy of the 2021 Mena High School Yearbook for the current price and final price of $60 before January 29. You may order online at www.jostensyearbooks.com with credit or debit card, or order through Mr. Philpot’s room 205 with cash or check. January is the final chance to order your copy of the 2021 MHS Yearbook.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to the following Mena Middle School students for finishing their reading for the year already! Each of these students has read more than 4000 pages. Raegan Gates Mason Brown Lainee Garrett Autumn Lockheart Nathan Needham Tyler Willis
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 Clubs & Activities: Monday - Tuesday - January 12 - JAG officers meeting in room 403 during enrichment, Senior ETS band room Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Sports: Monday - Tuesday - Tonight’s Senior night ceremony and senior high basketball games vs Hope has been postponed, and a make-up date will be announced at a future time. Wednesday - Thursday - JH Basketball vs Malvern HERE at the UBC Friday - Today, Brandon Burk will be meeting with ETS Seniors. For anyone in grades 9-12 interested in participating in Track this year, please email Coach Dover with any track questions or interests as soon as possible. Be sure to order your copy of the 2021 Mena High School Yearbook for the current price and final price of $60 before January 29. You may order online at www.jostensyearbooks.com with credit or debit card, or order through Mr. Philpot’s room 205 with cash or check. January is the final chance to order your copy of the 2021 MHS Yearbook. Orders have been extended on Senior Shirts and Underclassmen Shirts for one more week only, and all shirts are $15 each. Shirts can be purchased with cash or check. If you would like to order a 2021 Senior Shirt, a Juniors shirt, a Sophomores shirts, or a Freshmen shirt, you may order through Mr. Philpot in Room 205. The final deadline to place your order is this Thursday, January 14. All shirts must be paid for in advance at the time of ordering. Any FFA member interested in ordering an FFA jacket needs to talk to Mr. Maye or Mr. Goodnight ASAP. The FFA is now doing sign-ups for CDEs and LDEs for this year's spring contests. Whether you are interested in competing on a team or competing in a speech contest, you need to sign up for the event that you would like to participate in. Sign--ups are in the Ag Building. Lunch Menu: January Monday 1/11: Beef finger, bacon cheeseburger, waffle bar Tuesday 1/12: Crispito with Cheese, cheeseburger, spicy chicken sandwich Wednesday 1/13: pulled pork sand., chicken tenders, hots dog Thursday 1/14: Chicken Nuggets, hamburger, spicy chicken sandwich, taco bar Friday 1/15: salisbury steak, backyard burger, mini corndog, pizza
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Tuesday, January 12 th   I. Reminder: We will continue to have school on Fridays during the month of January and until we have more information about Flex. II. Report cards were mailed on Monday, those with low grades in core classes received an “I” and a letter about your options for this semester. It does require your parent to contact the school regarding their choice. III. Tutoring: remember, it’s available Monday through Thursday 3:30-4:30 and Monday evening 5:30 – 6:30. IV. Reminder: Students remember to bring your water bottles to school to stay hydrated. V. Students: remember that your phones are not to be used in class unless the teacher allows you for educational purposes. VI. The last day to order a Yearbook with personalization, your name or icons, is January 29.  You can order online at Jostens.com.  When Mrs. Lunsford returns to school next week, order forms will be available at school.  VII. Congratulations to the following students for finishing their reading for the year already!  Each of these students has read more than 4000 pages. Raegan Gates Tyler Willis Mason Brown Nathan Needham Lainee Garrett Autumn Lockheart These students can go to the office for front of the lunch line passes after these announcements. VIII. No Quiz Bowl practice until February. IX. Monday, January 18 (next Monday) will be a Virtual Day for students. X. Lunchtime Weather: cold XI. Lunch Menu: Crispito Cheeseburger Spicy Chicken Pizza Salad PBJ
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
A big thank you to Ron Tilley and First Assembly of God Church for the donation of water bottles for our heroes at Louise Durham Elementary!! https://www.facebook.com/Mena-First-Assembly-of-God-290121225901
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
HUGE thank you to Don's E-Z Pay for their donation of a new fridge for our football fieldhouse. It was much needed and as much appreciated! https://www.facebook.com/DonsEZPayMenaAR
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Hope has cancelled the basketball games at Mena on Tuesday....
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
January 25th Herff Jones will be meeting with the Seniors in the PAC to hand out Cap & Gown packets. They will return on February 2 to measure and order their Cap & Gowns and any other products from the catalog. They will be delivered to the school on March 31st. If you want to order on-line, you can go to Herffjones.com and it will walk you through the ordering process. If you order on-line, they will deliver directly to your home address.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Sr. Ladycats & Bearcats host Hope on Tuesday at the Union Bank Center. Sr. Night will begin at 5:00pm & games start at 6:00pm.... Tickets will be available at the MPS Central Office beginning at 8:00am - 3:45pm on the day of the game..Masks must be worn at the Central Office.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Click the link for the school calendar! https://core docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/828040/Calendar_2020-2021.pdf
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
January is School Board Appreciation Month. We are proud to acknowledge the efforts of the men & women who shape the direction of the Mena Public Schools.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Monday, January 11, 2021 Clubs & Activities: Monday - Tuesday - January 12 - JAG officers meeting in room 403 during enrichment Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - FBLA in Rm 202 Sports: Monday - Tuesday - Senior night ceremony and senior high basketball games vs Hope. Ceremony at 5:00 and games at 6:00. Wednesday - Thursday - JH Basketball vs Malvern HERE at the UBC Friday - For anyone in grades 9-12 interested in participating in Track this year, please email Coach Dover with any track questions or interests as soon as possible. Be sure to order your copy of the 2021 Mena High School Yearbook for the current price and final price of $60 before January 29. You may order online at www.jostensyearbooks.com with credit or debit card, or order through Mr. Philpot’s room 205 with cash or check. January is the final chance to order your copy of the 2021 MHS Yearbook. Orders have been extended on Senior Shirts and Underclassmen Shirts for one more week only, and all shirts are $15 each. Shirts can be purchased with cash or check. If you would like to order a 2021 Senior Shirt, a Juniors shirt, a Sophomores shirts, or a Freshmen shirt, you may order through Mr. Philpot in Room 205. The final deadline to place your order is this Thursday, January 14. All shirts must be paid for in advance at the time of ordering. Any FFA member interested in ordering an FFA jacket needs to talk to Mr. Maye or Mr. Goodnight ASAP. The FFA is now doing sign-ups for CDEs and LDEs for this year's spring contests. Whether you are interested in competing on a team or competing in a speech contest, you need to sign up for the event that you would like to participate in. Sign--ups are in the Ag Building. Lunch Menu: January Monday: Beef finger, bacon cheeseburger, waffle bar Tuesday: Crispito with Cheese, cheeseburger, spicy chicken sandwich Wednesday: pulled pork sand., chicken tenders, hots dog Thursday: Chicken Nuggets, hamburger, spicy chicken sandwich, taco bar Friday: salisbury steak, backyard burger, mini corndog, pizza
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Monday, January 11 th   I. Reminder: We will continue to have school on Fridays during the month of January and until we have more information about Flex. II. Tutoring: remember, it’s available Monday through Thursday 3:30-4:30 and Monday evening 5:30 – 6:30. III. Students: remember that your phones are not to be used in class unless the teacher allows you for educational purposes. IV. No Quiz Bowl practice until February. V. Monday, January 18 (next Monday) will be a Virtual Day for students. VI. Lunchtime Weather: cold VII. Lunch Menu: Waffle Bar Bacon Cheeseburger Chicken salad Pizza Salad PBJ VIII. Club / Group
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to Austin Rose & Jarrett Burger on their 2nd place finish in the Trader Bill’s High School Tournament on Lake Greeson on Saturday.... Go Basscats!!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Bearcats played at Arkadelphia Friday. Sr. Boys / Arkadelphia-68 Mena-32 JV Boys / Arkadelphia-35 Mena-27 The JV will play on Saturday at 10:00am in Waldron. The Sr. Ladycats & Bearcats will next play on Tuesday the 12th at the Union Bank Center against Hope... The Sr. Night Ceremony will begin at 5:00pm.. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Sr. Bearcats play at Arkadelphia today. The JV game will begin at 5:00pm. The Sr. Girls game scheduled for today was canceled by Arkadelphia...
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Middle School Project Prevent Team met  today to plan Spring  events. First on the agenda is The Great Kindness Challenge January 25-29!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Coach Craig Bentley has released the 2021 football schedule
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to Mena High School Senior MADISON BLAIR ! Blair has been awarded the Board of Visitors Scholarship from UA Rich Mountain. This is a full academic scholarship. GO MADISON & GO BEARCATS!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
January is School Board Appreciation Month. We are proud to acknowledge the efforts of the men & women who shape the direction of the Mena Public Schools.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Friday, January 8, 2021 Clubs & Activities: Monday - Tuesday - January 12 - JAG officers meeting in room 403 during enrichment Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - FBLA in Rm 202 There is no Quiz Bowl practice this week, For anyone in grades 9-12 interested in participating in Track this year, please email Coach Dover with any track questions or interests as soon as possible. Be sure to order your copy of the 2021 Mena High School Yearbook for the current price and final price of $60 before January 29. You may order online at www.jostensyearbooks.com with credit or debit card, or order through Mr. Philpot’s room 205 with cash or check. January is the final chance to order your copy of the 2021 MHS Yearbook. Orders have been extended on Senior Shirts and Underclassmen Shirts for one more week only, and all shirts are $15 each. Shirts can be purchased with cash or check. If you would like to order a 2021 Senior Shirt, a Juniors shirt, a Sophomores shirts, or a Freshmen shirt, you may order through Mr. Philpot in Room 205. The final deadline to place your order is today, January 8. All shirts must be paid for in advance at the time of ordering. The FFA is now doing sign-ups for CDEs and LDEs for this year's spring contests. Whether you are interested in competing on a team or competing in a speech contest, you need to sign up for the event that you would like to participate in. Sign--ups are in the Ag Building.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Blended & virtual student meals for January 11th - January 15th may be picked up today at Louise Durham Elementary or Mena High School between 1 and 2 pm.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Jr. Girls bounced back from a loss on Monday & defeat Arkadelphia on Thursday at the Union Bank Center. Jr. Girls Varsity/ Mena-52 Arkadelphia-22 JV Girls / Arkadelphia-27 Mena-11 The Jr. High is back in action on 1/14 when they host Malvern.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Thursday, January 7, 2021 Clubs & Activities: Monday - Tuesday - January 12 - JAG officers meeting in room 403 during enrichment Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - FBLA in Rm 202 Sports: Thursday - JH Basketball GIRLS vs Arkadelphia HERE at the UBC beginning at 4:30 Friday - Sr. basketball @ Arkadelphia 5:00pm There is no Quiz Bowl practice this week, For anyone in grades 9-12 interested in participating in Track this year, there will be a meeting this Thursday during enrichment in room 408. If you have any interest at all in track, make sure and come to the meeting. Also you can email Coach Dover with any track questions or interests. Be sure to order your copy of the 2021 Mena High School Yearbook for the current price and final price of $60 before January 29. You may order online at www.jostensyearbooks.com with credit or debit card, or order through Mr. Philpot’s room 205 with cash or check. January is the final chance to order your copy of the 2021 MHS Yearbook. Orders have been extended on Senior Shirts and Underclassmen Shirts for one more week only, and all shirts are $15 each. Shirts can be purchased with cash or check. If you would like to order a 2021 Senior Shirt, a Juniors shirt, a Sophomores shirts, or a Freshmen shirt, you may order through Mr. Philpot in Room 205. The final deadline to place your order is this Friday, January 8. All shirts must be paid for in advance at the time of ordering. The FFA is now doing sign-ups for CDEs and LDEs for this year's spring contests. Whether you are interested in competing on a team or competing in a speech contest, you need to sign up for the event that you would like to participate in. Sign--ups are in the Ag Building.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Thursday, January 7 th   I. Reminder: There is school this Friday and all Fridays in the month of January. If we continue Flex Friday in the future, you will receive more information later and it will most likely include incentives based on completed work. II. HAC access is different. Students were sent an email with information regarding if they forget a password. We no longer have access to that information. III. Report cards will be mailed out this week. If you have low grades in core classes, you will receive a letter from Mr. Sherrer with your options. IV. Lunchtime Weather: check w/ Mr. Sherrer V. Lunch Menu: * Wings Bar * Minicorndogs/Mac&Chees * Meatball Sub * Hot Dog * Deli Sandwich * Pizza * Cobb Salad
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to Mena High School Senior LONDON COPELIN ! Copelin has been awarded the Board of Visitors Scholarship from UA Rich Mountain. This is a full academic scholarship. GO LONDON & GO BEARCATS!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Jr. High & JV Ladycats play Arkadelphia today at the Union Bank Center. First tip is at 4:30pm... GO LADYCATS!!!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The latest weather info is available on the Mena Public School's Weather Page...including current conditions, weather cam & extended forecast.... Click the link https://www.weatherbug.com/weather-forecast/now/mena-ar-71953?location=mena-ar-71953
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Coaches select #10, Gracie Lyle, and #20, Sam Efird, as the Farm Bureau Insurance Players of the Month for December. Gracie is a Senior, Guard for the Lady Cats squad and is the daughter of Brad and Linda Lyle. In December, Gracie averaged 11 points, 6 rebounds, and took 3 charges per game. In one of those games , she made 6 three point shots! After graduation, Gracie plans to attend UA Rich Mountain. Sam is a 6’1”, Senior, Forward for the Bearcats and is the son of Anthony and Katie Efird. For December, Sam averaged 9 points, 7 rebounds, and 4 steals per contest. He has taken 4 charges so far this season also. After graduation, Sam plans to continue the family tradition, by attending Ouachita Baptist University, and possibly play baseball there. Farm Bureau Insurance is a proud supporter of Mena High School athletics!!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Click the link for the Meal Order Form for January 11th - January 15th. Pick up is Friday January 8th from 1pm-2pm at Louise Durham & Mena High School. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScbv80KwoKbiejAC8tFPbrKimILIFVftFP9P00j05mwLuF6yQ/viewform?fbclid=IwAR0i54_TaLT_bUHuwwo69YSj04yUhfzpaI2H2jn7djYhKFPcQdl6htKSWF8
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to Mena High School Senior CORI HILTON ! Hilton has been awarded the Board of Visitors Scholarship from UA Rich Mountain. This is a full academic scholarship. GO CORI & GO BEARCATS!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
January is School Board Appreciation Month. We are proud to acknowledge the efforts of the men & women who shape the direction of the Mena Public Schools.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 Clubs & Activities: Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - FBLA in Rm 202 Sports: Monday - Tuesday - Senior High Basketball vs Nashville here at the UBC beginning at 4:30 Wednesday - Thursday - JH Basketball GIRLS vs Arkadelphia HERE at the UBC beginning at 4:30 Friday - For anyone in grades 9-12 interested in participating in Track this year, there will be a meeting this Thursday during enrichment in room 408. If you have any interest at all in track, make sure and come to the meeting. Also you can email Coach Dover with any track questions or interests. Be sure to order your copy of the 2021 Mena High School Yearbook for the current price and final price of $60 before January 29. You may order online at www.jostensyearbooks.com with credit or debit card, or order through Mr. Philpot’s room 205 with cash or check. January is the final chance to order your copy of the 2021 MHS Yearbook. Orders have been extended on Senior Shirts and Underclassmen Shirts for one more week only, and all shirts are $15 each. Shirts can be purchased with cash or check. If you would like to order a 2021 Senior Shirt, a Juniors shirt, a Sophomores shirts, or a Freshmen shirt, you may order through Mr. Philpot in Room 205. The final deadline to place your order is this Friday, January 8. All shirts must be paid for in advance at the time of ordering. The FFA is now doing sign-ups for CDEs and LDEs for this year's spring contests. Whether you are interested in competing on a team or competing in a speech contest, you need to sign up for the event that you would like to participate in. Sign--ups are in the Ag Building.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Wednesday, January 6 th   I. Reminder: There is school this Friday and all Fridays in the month of January. If we continue Flex Friday in the future, you will receive more information later and it will most likely include incentives based on completed work. II. HAC access is different. Students were sent an email with information regarding if they forget a password. We no longer have access to that information. III. No Quiz bowl practice this week. IV. Report cards will be mailed out this week. If you have low grades in core classes, you will receive a letter from Mr. Sherrer with your options. V. Lost/Found is full; please check if you have misplaced something. VI. Lunchtime Weather: check w/ Mr. Sherrer, not looking good, most likely inside VII. Lunch Menu: * Wings Bar * Minicorndogs/Mac&Chees * Meatball Sub * Hot Dog * Deli Sandwich * Pizza * Cobb Salad
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Bearcats lead at the half but fell short in their upset bid over Nashville on Tuesday at the Union Bank Center. Sr. Boys / Nashville-44 Mena-37 JV Boys / Nashville-29 Mena-19 Mena will play next on Friday at Arkadelphia. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats lead from wire to wire Tuesday at the Union Bank Center. Sr. Girls / Mena-58 Nashville-44 JV Girls / Mena-23 Nashville-16 Mena will play next on Friday 1/8 at Arkadelphia. GO LADYCATS! https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Just a reminder that the general public can pick up tickets to home basketball games at the Central Office on the day of the game from 8:00am to 3:45pm. You must wear a mask to the Central Office when picking up tickets.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena will host Nashville today at the Union Bank Center. The JV games will begin at 4:30pm..
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to Mena High School Senior CIARA LANCE ! Lance has been awarded the Board of Visitors Scholarship from UA Rich Mountain. This is a full academic scholarship. GO CIARA & GO BEARCATS!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Tuesday, January 5, 2021 Clubs & Activities: Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - FBLA in Rm 202 Friday - Sports: Monday - Tuesday - Senior High Basketball vs Nashville here at the UBC beginning at 4:30 Wednesday - Thursday - JH Basketball vs Arkadelphia HERE at the UBC beginning at 4:00 Friday - Be sure to order your copy of the 2021 Mena High School Yearbook for the current price and final price of $60 before January 29. You may order online at www.jostensyearbooks.com with credit or debit card, or order through Mr. Philpot’s room 205 with cash or check. January is the final chance to order your copy of the 2021 MHS Yearbook. Orders have been extended on Senior Shirts and Underclassmen Shirts for one more week only, and all shirts are $15 each. Shirts can be purchased with cash or check. If you would like to order a 2021 Senior Shirt, a Juniors shirt, a Sophomores shirts, or a Freshmen shirt, you may order through Mr. Philpot in Room 205. The final deadline to place your order is this Friday, January 8. All shirts must be paid for in advance at the time of ordering.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Tuesday, January 5 th   I. Reminder: There is school this Friday and all Fridays in the month of January. If we continue Flex Friday in the future, you will receive more information later and it will most likely include incentives based on completed work. II. Reminders about our protocols, we still have several Covid cases and are expecting more from the Holiday season, please be aware of your surroundings:  Keep your mask over your mouth and nose  Do not pull your mask down to talk to someone  Only 3 people allowed at a picnic table – there have been too many people at the tables  Only 2 people allowed on the benches – one on each end III. No Quiz bowl practice this week. IV. Report cards will be mailed out this week. V. Lost/Found is full; please check if you have misplaced something. VI. Lunchtime Weather: VII. Lunch Menu: * Chicken Parmesan * Chicken Tenders * Spicy Chicken Sandwich * Taco Bar * PB&J Sandwich * Turkey or Ham Sandwich * Cobb Salad
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena played at Nashville on Monday. 7th Grade Girls / Nashville-46 Mena-15 Jr. Girls JV / Nashville-13 Mena-6 Jr. Girls / Nashville-28 Mena-20 Jr. Boys JV / Nashville-25 Mena-13 Jr. Boys / Nashville-59 Mena-21 https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Arkadelphia has cancelled the Jr. Boys games on Thursday 1/7. The Jr. Ladycats JV and Varsity will play starting at 4:30pm. GO LADYCATS!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to Mena High School Senior JACI ALLEN ! Allen has been awarded the Board of Visitors Scholarship from UA Rich Mountain. This is a full academic scholarship. GO JACI & GO BEARCATS!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Click the link for the Meal Order Form for January 11th - January 15th. Pick up is Friday January 8th from 1pm-2pm at Louise Durham & Mena High School. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScbv80KwoKbiejAC8tFPbrKimILIFVftFP9P00j05mwLuF6yQ/viewform
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
*Car Rider Line Announcement* -Starting tomorrow at LDE. If your child's last name starts with L-Z your new pick-up time will start at 2:45. If your child's last name starts with A-K your new pick-up time will start at 3:00.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena 7th Grade Ladycats, Jr. High JV Boys as well as the Jr, High Varsity Girls & Boys will play at Nashville today. Games start at 4:00pm.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
January is School Board Appreciation Month. We are proud to acknowledge the efforts of the men & Women who shape the direction of the Mena Public Schools.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Todays basketball games at Shiloh have been cancelled due to weather. GO BEARCATS!!!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Jr. & Sr. Ladycats & Bearcats played at Hackett on Tuesday. Jr. Girls / Mena-33 Hackett-23 Jr. Boys / Hackett-40 Mena-19 Sr. Girls / Mena-56 Hackett-33 Sr. Boys / Mena-53 Hackett-36 The Sr. Teams are back in action on 1/2/21 at Shiloh. The Jr. Teams play at Nashville on 1/4/21.. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Jr. & Sr. Ladycats & Bearcats played at Hot Springs on Monday. Jr. Girls / Hot Springs-26 Mena-23 Jr. Boys / Hot Springs-52 Mena-18 Sr. Girls / Mena-44 Hot Springs-40 Sr. Boys / Hot Springs-80 Mena-22 All four teams will play again on Tuesday 12/29 at Hackett. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Jr. & Sr. Ladycats & Bearcats play at Hot Springs on Monday. Games start at 11:00am!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
If you are planning to attend the basketball games on Monday, December 28 at Hot Springs here is the ticket info from their website. -Sr. High Boys/Girls Basketball (9G, 9B, VG, VB) vs. Mena at HOME, 11:00 a.m. Link to online ticket sales (*No tickets will be sold at the gate): https://hotspringstrojans.ticketleap.com/hsbb-hot.../ Password: trojans2020
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Southern Arkansas University welcomes, Blake Castor from Mena High School! From a post on SAU social media "I watched Blake at the State Competition and I was very impressed! I knew we needed him on our team! He is an outstanding cheerleader and will be a BIG asset on our team! Welcome to our SAU Cheer FAMily!"
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Arkansas Public School Computer Network (APSCN) Student Management Unit announced an upgrade of eSchoolPLUS Student Management software to take place over the Christmas Break. The eSchoolPLUS Student Management system, including TAC and HAC, will be taken offline starting Sunday, December 20 at 6:00 p.m. The system is scheduled to be back online Monday, December 28th barring any unforeseen issues.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Click the link for the Meal Order Form for January 4th - January 8th. Pick up is Wednesday, December 30th from 1pm-2pm at Mena High School only. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScl-ujAZyd4D5TBWQgvhYJ6hNGbwCoR8GwbqjAPcTNUGWtrfg/viewform
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School Cheer will be competing in the State Cheer Competition on Saturday at Bank OZK Arena in Hot Springs. Scheduled performances are at 8:00am, 8:32am & 9:04am.. http://members.ahsaa.org/public/userfiles/SPIRIT/Arkansas_State_Cheer_Schedule_Final_2020.pdf
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Jr. & Sr. basketball teams played at Bauxite on Thursday. Jr. Girls / Mena-32 Bauxite-21 Jr. Boys / Bauxite-49 Mena-17 Sr. Girls / Mena-57 Bauxite-44 Sr. Boys / Mena-37 Bauxite-36 OT Both Jr. High & Sr. High Ladycats & Bearcats will play at Hot Springs on 12/28. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Student Council members sponsored two Angel Tree gifts for the Mena Elks Lodge! Pictured is StuCrew President Same Efird and Vice President Leilani Day
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Flex Friday is a day for students to work virtually if desired, while having the option to attend school and receive extra assistance as needed. Blended learners are invited to receive assistance on Flex Fridays.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Thursday, December 17, 2020 Clubs & Activities: Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Sports: Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Junior High and Senior High Basketball will be playing at Bauxite this evening Friday - FBLA - Please bring your $10 to Mrs. Torix for Spring conference and competition TODAY! ALL STUDENTS: please fill out the Flex Friday survey in your Class of Google Classroom. There will be a FFA Christmas Party in the High School Saferoom tomorrow, December 18th, from 10:00am - Noon. Students must sign up in the Ag Building between now and Thursday to be eligible to attend. No exceptions! Each member should bring a wrapped gift limited to $10, gender specific. Wear your ugly Christmas sweater! The final deadline to order a Senior Ad for the 2021 MHS Yearbook is today. This is also the deadline to submit photos and wording for the ad design. For more information, see Mr. Philpot in Room 205. Be sure to order your copy of the 2021 Mena High School Yearbook for the current lowest price of $55 before December 31. You may order online at www.jostensyearbooks.com with credit or debit card, or order through Mr. Philpot’s room 205 with cash or check. Senior Shirts are $15 each, and can be purchased with cash or check. If you would like to order a 2021 Senior Shirt, order through Mr. Philpot in Room 205. The deadline to place your order is this Thursday, December 17. All shirts must be paid for in advance at the time of ordering. Orders are also being taken for underclassmen shirts, with the order deadline being this Thursday, December 17. The cost for a Freshmen, Sophomores, or Juniors shirt is $15, and can be ordered with cash or check through Mr. Philpot’s room 205. If you ordered an art club t-shirt last year, please email Ms. Hoyle. If you finished a college class, please return college book to Mrs. Thacker asap Lunch Menu: December Thursday, 12/17 - Fish Sticks/Mac& Cheese, Cburger, Chicken tenders, taco bar Friday 12/18 - Corn Dog, Chicken Sand., Pizza, Pizza Salad
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS ANNOUNCEMENTS Thursday, December 17 th   I. Here is the information about today’s food distribution during 6 th period: ** You are not required to take these meals if you do not want to.  Just like last Thursday, meals will only be handed out to car riders today.  There will be 3 meals offered today…one for Flex Friday, and two for our two virtual days next week.  If you ride a bus, you will receive your meals as you are exiting the bus. II. Today is the deadline for FFA members to sign up for tomorrow’s FFA Christmas party. See Mr. McCormick. III. Lunchtime Weather: IV. Lunch Menu: * Fish Sticks with Mac & Cheese * Rib Patty Sandwich * Chicken Tenders * Taco Bar * PB&J Sandwich * Turkey or Ham Sandwich * Popcorn Chicken Salad
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School senior MASON BROTHERTON signed his letter of intent to the University of Kansas today at the Union Bank Center. Brotherton will be playing football for the Jayhawks. Go Mason! Go Bearcats!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 Clubs & Activities: Monday - Tuesday - FBLA meeting in Rm 202. Please bring your Spring Conference Registration money…$10 Wednesday - Quiz Bowl practice is in room 211 during Enrichment. Thursday - Quiz Bowl Practice in room 211 during Enrichment Friday - Sports: Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Junior High Basketball 8th/9th grade @ Bauxite Friday - There will be a boys and girls soccer meeting in the gym during enrichment, all students considering playing should come or contact Coach Arnold or Smithers There will be a FFA Christmas Party in the High School Saferoom Friday December 18th from 10:00am - Noon. Students must sign up in the Ag Building between now and Thursday to be eligible to attend. No exceptions! Each member should bring a wrapped gift limited to $10, gender specific. Wear your ugly Christmas sweater! The final deadline to order a Senior Ad for the 2021 MHS Yearbook will be this Thursday, December 17. This is also the deadline to submit photos and wording for the ad design. For more information, see Mr. Philpot in Room 205. Be sure to order your copy of the 2021 Mena High School Yearbook for the current lowest price of $55 before December 31. You may order online at www.jostensyearbooks.com with credit or debit card, or order through Mr. Philpot’s room 205 with cash or check. Senior Shirts are $15 each, and can be purchased with cash or check. If you would like to order a 2021 Senior Shirt, order through Mr. Philpot in Room 205. The deadline to place your order is this Thursday, December 17. All shirts must be paid for in advance at the time of ordering. Orders are also being taken for underclassmen shirts, with the order deadline being this Thursday, December 17. The cost for a Freshmen, Sophomores, or Juniors shirt is $15, and can be ordered with cash or check through Mr. Philpot’s room 205. If you ordered an art club t-shirt last year, please email Ms. Hoyle. If you finished a college class, please return college book to Mrs. Thacker asap Please finish your door decorations during Enrichment today. The yearbook staff will be coming around during 2nd period to take pictures of the doors for the official entries for judging. Lunch Menu: December Wednesday, 12/16 - Christmas Ham with Fixins, hamburger, hot dog, wing bar Thursday, 12/17 - Fish Sticks/Mac& Cheese, Cburger, Chicken tenders, taco bar Friday 12/18 - Corn Dog, Chicken Sand., Pizza, Pizza Salad
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS ANNOUNCEMENTS Wednesday, December 16 th   I. The weekly food distribution will take place tomorrow during 6 th period. More details will be given tomorrow. II. Reminders:  FFA members planning to attend Friday’s FFA Christmas party must sign up with Mr. McCormick by tomorrow.  Tomorrow is “Ugly Christmas Sweater Day” for MMS students and staff. III. Lunchtime Weather: We will determine whether or not we go outside today based on what the temperature is at lunch time. IV. Lunch Menu: * Christmas Ham & Fixin’s * Hamburger * Spicy Chicken Sandwich * Wing Bar * PB&J Sandwich * Turkey or Ham Sandwich * Turkey Chef Salad
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Jr. & Sr. Ladycats & Bearcats play at Bauxite on Thursday. The first game begins at 4:30pm.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Click the link for the Meal Order Form for December 21st - December 31st. Pick up is Friday December 18th from 1pm-2pm at Louise Durham & Mena High School. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfxSBMT93b5entJhHkarPMK2Lpv4S6gE_Dvzv1oMguScECygg/viewform?fbclid=IwAR0NxODMcLY8-W6fvuLbQqgopMc_6LYuN1VapxyAuKy4RGHHdJM3NmGxm0U
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Middle School Leadership students are in the spirit of giving this season. They are wrapping gifts for teachers & other school employees in an effort to raise money to buy gifts for kids from the Polk County Angel Tree.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena 7th Grade & Jr. Bearcats hosted DeQueen on Monday. 7th GRADE / Mena-23 DeQueen-18 JR. BOYS / Mena-26 DeQueen-17 The Mena Jr. & Sr.s play at Bauxite on Thursday 12/17. GO BEARCATS!! https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats & Bearcats played at Alma on Monday. SR. GIRLS / Mena-42 Alma-39 SR. BOYS / Alma-46 Mena-27 Mena will be back in action on Thursday 12/17 at Bauxite. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Jr. Ladycats played DeQueen on Monday at the UBC. JV GIRLS / Mena-18 DeQueen-4 JR. GIRLS / Mena-39 DeQueen-12 The girls will play at Bauxite on Thursday 12/17. GO LADYCATS!!! https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mrs. Tiffany Luttmer, has been selected as a Science Spotlight Teacher of the Month in the AR Science Matters Newsletter. We are so grateful for Tiffany and the job she is doing at Mena Middle School. Go Bearcats! https://www.canva.com/design/DAENx1BL56c/0c31_NrHoeaoazNLzynJMw/view?utm_content=DAENx1BL56c&utm_campaign=designshare&utm_medium=link&utm_source=sharebutton#7
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Arkansas Activities Association mandates a three day dead period over the winter break. These can be any three consecutive days from December 23rd-27th. Mena has chosen December 23rd-25th. Athletes will not be able to use any of the athletic facilities during these 3 days. GO BEARCATS!!!!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
According to Athletic Director Shane Torix, Dierks has cancelled the basketball games scheduled for December 30th. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
December 21st & 22nd are Virtual Days for Students. They will be followed by the Winter Break December 23rd - January 1st & a District Professional Development Day on January 4th. Classes will resume at Mena Public Schools on Tuesday, January 5th. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/828040/Calendar_2020-2021.pdf
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Sr. Ladycats & Bearcats play at Alma on Monday. Games begin at 5:30pm. The 7th Grade & Jr. Ladycats & Bearcats play DeQueen at the Union Bank Center. Games begin at 4:30pm.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Flex Fridays continue for the rest of 2020 ! Flex Friday is a day for students to work virtually if desired, while having the option to attend school and receive extra assistance as needed. Blended learners are invited to receive assistance on Flex Fridays.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Monday, December 14, 2020 Clubs & Activities: Monday - Tuesday - FBLA meeting in Rm 202. Please bring your Spring Conference Registration money…$10 Wednesday - Quiz Bowl practice is in room 211 during Enrichment. Thursday - Quiz Bowl Practice in room 211 during Enrichment Friday - Sports: Monday - Junior High Basketball 7th/Varsity vs DeQueen HERE at UBC Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Student Council to meet with Mr. Maxwell in the Library during Enrichment. The final deadline to order a Senior Ad for the 2021 MHS Yearbook will be this Thursday, December 17. This is also the deadline to submit photos and wording for the ad design. For more information, see Mr. Philpot in Room 205. Please release the Ladycats at 1:45 today, and the bus leaves at 2:00 for their game at Alma. Be sure to order your copy of the 2021 Mena High School Yearbook for the current lowest price of $55 before December 31. You may order online at www.jostensyearbooks.com with credit or debit card, or order through Mr. Philpot’s room 205 with cash or check. This Wednesday, December 16, will be the Second Annual MHS Ugly Christmas Sweater day here on campus. We’re encouraging everyone to wear their Christmas sweaters that day to help celebrate the fun of the season. There will be prizes for the top sweaters for students and faculty. Senior Shirts are $15 each, and can be purchased with cash or check. If you would like to order a 2021 Senior Shirt, order through Mr. Philpot in Room 205. The deadline to place your order is this Thursday, December 17. All shirts must be paid for in advance at the time of ordering. Orders are also being taken for underclassmen shirts, with the order deadline being this Thursday, December 14. The cost for a Freshmen, Sophomores, or Juniors shirt is $15, and can be ordered with cash or check through Mr. Philpot’s room 205. Tomorrow will be Lifetouch Sports Pictures Day for all the basketball teams, Bearcat Chorus, Spotlight Singers, Cross Country, Middle School Band, and 7th Grade Football. Please be in attendance for picture day to be part of the assembled team and group photos. If you ordered an art club t-shirt last year, please email Ms. Hoyle. If you finished a college class, please return college book to Mrs. Thacker asap Schedule change forms were emailed last Tuesday. If you need a schedule change, complete the google form that Mrs. Buckley emailed students. Lunch Menu: December Monday 12/14 - Salisbury Steak, Meatball Sub, Double CBurger, waffle bar Tuesday, 12/15 - Baked Chicken, Rib Patty Sand., Spicy Chicken Sand Taco bar Wednesday, 12/16 - Christmas Ham with Fixins, hamburger, hot dog, wing bar Thursday, 12/17 - Fish Sticks/Mac& Cheese, Cburger, Chicken tenders, taco bar Friday 12/18 - Corn Dog, Chicken Sand., Pizza, Pizza Salad
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to the following 15 Mena Band students for making the Junior High Region VIII All Region Band: Bracey Turner- 3 rd band, 4 th chair Flute Ellijah Schneider- 3 rd band, 3 rd chair Oboe Logan Shone-2 nd band, 15 th chair Clarinet Brenden Ricker-2 nd band, 1 chair Alto Saxophone Zeke Berkey-2 nd band, 2 nd chair Alto Saxophone Levi Neufeld-3 rd band, 1 st chair Tenor Saxophone Jokiah Look- 2 nd band, 1 st chair Baritone Saxophone Claire Walston-1 st band, 6 th chair French Horn Scottie Gragg- 1 st band, 3 rd chair Trumpet Cason Bowling- 3 rd band, 1 st chair Trumpet Nick Williams- Trumpet Alternate Nathan Needham-3 rd band, 1 st chair Trombone Mason Brown- 3 rd band, 1 st chair Baritone Dalton McEntire- 3 rd band, 6 th chair Tuba Gabe Cunningham- Percussion Alternate
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS ANNOUNCEMENTS Monday, December 14 th   I. There will be no Quiz Bowl practice this week. II. FBLA will meet in Mrs. Sikes’ room right after these announcements. III. From Mrs. Rose: Any student who usually picks up a food for kids bag from Mrs. Rose at the end of the week please pick up your food bag today. IV. From Mr. McCormick: There will be an FFA Christmas Party in the High School Safe room Friday December 18th from 10:00 am-noon. Students must sign up in Mr. McCormick’s room between now and Thursday to be eligible to attend. No exceptions! Each member should bring a wrapped gift limited to $10, gender specific. Wear your ugly Christmas sweater! V. Congratulations to the following MMS students for making All-Region Band: Scottie Gragg, Nathan Needham, Jokiah Look, Levi Neufeld, Nick Williams, Dalton McEntire, Mason Brown VI. Reminders:  Do not open and use your chrome books outside during breakfast and lunch. We have had a couple of them damaged.  If you plan to ride a different bus, a parent must call the school so that we can give you an office note. The bus drivers will not let you on their bus without a note from our office. VII. This is the last week of school for the semester. Things to do this week:  Get all of your assignments completed before semester grades are finalized.  Check the Lost & Found for any missing coats or jackets.  Christmas break is December 21 – January 4 th . School starts back on January 5 th .  December 21 & 22 will be virtual learning days from home. VIII. This Thursday will be “Ugly Sweater Day” at MMS. All staff & students are encouraged to wear your ugliest Christmas sweater. IX. Lunchtime Weather: Based on the forecast, we should be able to go outside today. Be sure and dress appropriately. X. Lunch Menu: * Salisbury Steak * Pizza Sub * Double Cheeseburger * Waffle Bar * PB&J Sandwich * Turkey or Ham Sandwich * Chef Salad
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats & Bearcats played at Waldron on Saturday. Sr. Girls / Mena-48 Waldron-29 Sr. Boys / Waldron-55 Mena-32 Mena is back in action on Monday at Alma. Games begin at 5:30pm.. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena 7th Grade & Jr. High played at Waldron on Saturday. 7th Girls / Mena-14 Waldron-10 Jr. Girls / Mena-44 Waldron-18 7th Boys / Mena-33 Waldron-2 Jr. Boys / Waldron-38 Mena-30 Mena will host DeQueen on Monday at the Union Bank Center beginning at 4:30pm. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Bearcats had the lead at half but fell to Fountain Lake by a score of 64-32. Mena will look for their first win of the season tomorrow (12/12) at Waldron.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Sr. Ladycats are 3-0 & picked up a win in their first home game of the season 56-46 over fountain Lake on Friday. They will play again tomorrow (12/12) at Waldron... GO LADYCATS!!!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Cheering the Ladycats & Bearcats to a win Friday night at the Union Bank Center!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School students found Flex Friday options at The Ouachita Coffee Roasters in downtown Mena today. Looks like a fun way to FLEX & keep pace with assignments! https://www.facebook.com/ouachitacoffee
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Click the link for the Meal Order Form for December 21st - December 31st. Pick up is Friday December 18th from 1pm-2pm at Louise Durham & Mena High School. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfxSBMT93b5entJhHkarPMK2Lpv4S6gE_Dvzv1oMguScECygg/viewform
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Follow the link to the Mena Public School's YouTube Channel & watch “A Christmas Storybook: A Collection of New Classics”. Performed by MHS Theatre Students & under the direction of Ms. Jessica Kropp. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=heExIwJ6vOk
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Blended & virtual student meals for December 14th - December 18th may be picked up today at Louise Durham Elementary or Mena High School between 1 and 2 pm.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena plays Fountain Lake today at the Union Bank Center. First tip is at 5:00pm...
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Jr. Ladycats & Bearcats played at Fountain Lake on Thursday. 7th Grade Girls / Ft. Lake-20 Mena-13 Junior Girls / Mena-26 Ft. Lake-12 7th Grade Boys / Mena-13 Ft. Lake-12 Junior Boys / Ft. Lake-33 Mena-18 The 7th, Jr. & Sr. High will play on Saturday at Waldron. Games start at 1:00pm. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Dear Parent, We have purchased a program (IXL) for students to practice and build academic skills while they are at school or at home. We want to encourage you to have your student use this tool to practice at home. Here are some benefits and a link. ▪ Web-based (Internet access required) allowing the student access on any device. https://www.ixl.com/signin/menamiddle ▪ Learning program offering unlimited math, language arts, science, and social studies practice across thousands of skills—all of which are aligned to Arkansas Standards. ▪ Students learn at their own pace. It adapts and adjusts to the student’s demonstrated understanding of the material. ▪ All results are saved to monitor the students’ progress on Analytics, which teachers can access to see student strengths. If your student is home for any reason, sick, quarantined, blended, etc., please support your child’s success by making certain they use this website for learning, skill improvement. This will also help them prepare for their ACT Aspire Test, which is the state test required for all students to take in April. Our goal is the success of all students – prepared to advance to next year, High School, college, and career. When “our” students obtain a high-wage job, our community reaps the benefits. It is in every person’s best interest for our students to be successful. We cannot reach these goals without your assistance.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Christmas Wrapping Elves at Mena High School have begun wrapping gifts for the MHS teachers and staff.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats & Bearcats host Fountain Lake on Friday 12/11/20 at the Union Bank Center. There will be a limited number of tickets available to the general public that can be picked up at the Central Office on Friday from 8:00am to 3:45pm. You must wear a mask to the Central Office when picking up tickets.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Flex Fridays continue for the rest of 2020 ! Flex Friday is a day for students to work virtually if desired, while having the option to attend school and receive extra assistance as needed. Blended learners are invited to receive assistance on Flex Fridays.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School Senior LOGAN MYERS signed his letter of intent at the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain on Thursday. Myers will be running cross country for the Bucks in 2021 !!! GO LOGAN!!! GO BEARCATS!!!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena 7th Grade & Jr. Girls & Boys play at Fountain Lake on Thursday. The first game begins at 4:30pm.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to Mena High School Cross Country Athletes LOGAN MYERS & TRE MCMELLON. The pair were All-State performers this past season. GO BEARCATS!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Coaches have selected #11, Ally Wright, and #32, Toby Watkins, as the Farm Bureau Insurance Players of the Month for November, for the Mena High School Basketball teams. Ally is a 5’4” Senior, Guard for the Lady Cats, and is the daughter of Lady Cats Head Coach, Scott Wright and his wife, Andrea. For the month of November, Ally averaged 6 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steals per game. Ally and the Lady Cats currently stand at 2 Wins and 0 Losses for the season, defeating both Clarksville and Hot Springs Lakeside to begin their ’20-’21 campaign. Toby is a 6’2” Sophomore, Center for the Bearcats and is the son of Tewayne and Paula Watkins. In November, Toby averaged 13 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 steals per game for the Bearcats. Toby and the Bearcats currently hold a record of 0 Wins and 3 Losses for the season, after facing Greenwood, Clarksville, and Hot Springs Lakeside to start off their season. Shown presenting Ally and Toby with their November POM game ball, is Bearcat Head Coach, Randy Peters, and local Farm Bureau Insurance Agent, Mitch Sikes. Farm Bureau Insurance is a proud supporter of Mena High School Athletics!!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 Clubs & Activities: Monday - Tuesday - Airforce recruiter in conference room during enrichment; NEHS Christmas Party in the library during Enrichment. 9th Grade ETS meet in bandroom. Wednesday - Quiz Bowl practice is in room 211 during Enrichment. Thursday - Quiz Bowl Practice in room 211 during Enrichment; JAG officers’ Christmas party in cafeteria Friday - Sports: Monday - Junior High Basketball will play at Malvern Tuesday - Senior High Basketball will play at Hot Springs Lakeside Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Please complete the Flex Friday survey in your Class of Google Classroom as soon as possible. When you go through the lunch line, you must have your ID card to scan. You have a card in your chromebook case you can use. If you do NOT have your card, you will have to go to the end of line. You MUST use you ID card at Breakfast and Lunch. Do NOT come to the line without your card. The wingline will be on the right side. The Theatre Department is presenting a reader's theatre presentation of A Christmas Storybook: a Collection of New Classics for each class. The Theatre Arts III class wrote this short collection of Christmas plays. Today, December 9, Juniors will be released from 2nd period to watch it in the PAC, and Sophomores will be released from 5th period. Tomorrow, December 10, Seniors will be released during 2nd period and Freshmen from 5th period. The final deadline to order a Senior Ad for the 2021 MHS Yearbook will be December 15. This is also the deadline to submit photos and wording for the ad design. For more information, see Mr. Philpot in Room 205. Be sure to order your copy of the 2021 Mena High School Yearbook for the current lowest price of $55 before December 31. You may order online at www.jostensyearbooks.com with credit or debit card, or order through Mr. Philpot’s room 205 with cash or check. Next Wednesday, December 16, will be the Second Annual MHS Ugly Christmas Sweater day here on campus. Whatever the quality of your Christmas sweater, we’re encouraging everyone to wear their Christmas sweaters that day to help celebrate the fun of the season. There will be prizes for the top sweaters for students and faculty. Orders are now underway for the 2021 Senior Shirts. Shirts are $15 each, and can be purchased with cash or check. If you would like to order a 2021 Senior Shirt, order through Mr. Philpot in Room 205. The deadline to place your order is next Monday, December 14. All shirts must be paid for in advance at the time of ordering. Orders are also being taken for underclassmen shirts, with the order deadline being next Monday, December 14. The cost for a Freshmen, Sophomores, or Juniors shirt is $15, and can be ordered with cash or check through Mr. Philpot’s room 205. Next Tuesday, December 15, will be Lifetouch Sports Pictures Day for all the basketball teams, Bearcat Chorus, Spotlight Singers, Cross Country, Middle School Band, and 7th Grade Football. Please be in attendance for picture day to be part of the assembled team and group photos. If you ordered an art club t-shirt last year, please email Ms. Hoyle. If you finished a college class, please return college book to Mrs. Thacker asap Schedule change forms were emailed Tuesday. If you need a schedule change, complete the google form that Mrs. Buckley emailed students. Lunch Menu: December Wednesday, 12/9 - Pulled pork sand., Hamburger, Hot dog, wing bar, Thursday,12/10 - Chicken Nuggets, Spicy Chick Sand., Mini Corn Dogs, nacho bar Friday, 12/11 - Backyard Burger, Chicken Tenders, Pizza Monday 12/14 - Salisbury Steak, Meatball Sub, Double Cburger, waffle bar Tuesday, 12/15 - Baked Chicken, Rib Patty Sand., Spicy Chicken Sand Taco bar Wednesday, 12/16 - Christmas Ham with Fixins, hamburger, hot dog, wing bar Thursday, 12/17 - Fish Sticks/Mac& Cheese, Cburger, Chicken tenders, taco bar Friday 12/18 - Corn Dog, Chicken Sand., Pizza, Pizza Salad
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Click the link for the Meal Order Form for December 14th - December 18th. Pick up is Friday from 1pm-2pm at Louise Durham & Mena High School. https://docs.google.com/.../1FAIpQLSckEl98VzL.../viewform...
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS ANNOUNCEMENTS Wednesday, December 9 th   I. The FFA will meet today. Go to the Cafeteria right after these announcements. II. 7 th grade ETS students will meet in the Cafeteria today right after these announcements. III. Tomorrow’s meal distribution will be different than in the past. If you are a car rider and will not be at school on Flex Friday, you will get your meal during 6 th period as usual. If you ride a bus, however, the meals will be on the bus and you will be given your meal as you are getting off at your stop. Tomorrow during ACHIEVE, you will be asked to tell your teacher what bus you ride so that we can make sure there will be a meal for you on your bus. IV. Lunchtime Weather: V. Lunch Menu: * Pulled Pork Sandwich * Chicken Tenders * Hot Dog * Wing Bar * PB&J Sandwich * Turkey Croissant Sandwich * Turkey Chef Salad
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Ladycats & Bearcats played at Hot Springs Lakeside on Tuesday. Sr. Girls / Mena-55 Lakeside-43 Sr. Boys / Lakeside-69 Mena-55 Mena will host Fountain Lake on Friday. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Members of the Bearcat football team have received post season honors. Including All-State, All-Conference, and Honorable Mention All-Conference. Congratulations to the Bearcats for all their success during the 2020 football season! All State Mason Brotherton Max Montgomery Cauy House Gaven Hooper All Conference Jett Baber Sam Efird Evan Graves Blake Castor Logan Yang Jake Brotherton Chris Bollmeyer Caleb Peters Honorable Mention All Conference Jake Wiles Austin Rose Jayden Felix Jordan Roberts Jacob Flemens Bobby Wallis
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Christmas Storybook: A Collection of New Classics Theatre III will perform our original holiday presentation, Christmas Storybook: A Collection of New Classics. It will be presented with distanced actors. The students wrote it with this time in mind. Watch Live on the MENA HIGH SCHOOL facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/MenaHighSchool
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The JV & Sr. Ladycats & Bearcats play at Lakeside today. The first game tips at 4:30pm..
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Tuesday, December 8, 2020 Clubs & Activities: Monday - Tuesday - Airforce recruiter in conference room during enrichment; NEHS Christmas Party in the library during Enrichment. 9th Grade ETS meet in bandroom. Wednesday - Quiz Bowl practice is in room 211 during Enrichment. Thursday - Quiz Bowl Practice in room 211 during Enrichment; JAG officers’ Christmas party in cafeteria Friday - Sports: Monday - Junior High Basketball will play at Malvern Tuesday - Senior High Basketball will play at Hot Springs Lakeside Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Please complete the Flex Friday survey in your Class of Google Classroom as soon as possible. When you go through the lunch line, you must have your ID card to scan. You have a card in your chromebook case you can use. If you do NOT have your card, you will have to go to the end of line. The Theatre Department is presenting a reader's theatre presentation of A Christmas Storybook: a Collection of New Classics for each class. The Theatre Arts III class wrote this short collection of Christmas plays. Wednesday, Dec. 9, Juniors will be released from 2nd period to watch it in the PAC, and Sophomores will be released from 5th period. On Thursday, Dec. 10, Seniors will be released during 2nd period and Freshmen from 5th period. The final deadline to order a Senior Ad for the 2021 MHS Yearbook will be December 15. This is also the deadline to submit photos and wording for the ad design. For more information, see Mr. Philpot in Room 205. Be sure to order your copy of the 2021 Mena High School Yearbook for the current lowest price of $55 before December 31. You may order online at www.jostensyearbooks.com with credit or debit card, or order through Mr. Philpot’s room 205 with cash or check. Next Wednesday, December 16, will be the Second Annual MHS Ugly Christmas Sweater day here on campus. Whatever the quality of your Christmas sweater, we’re encouraging everyone to wear their Christmas sweaters that day to help celebrate the fun of the season. There will be prizes for the top sweaters for students and faculty. Orders are now underway for the 2021 Senior Shirts. Shirts are $15 each, and can be purchased with cash or check. If you would like to order a 2021 Senior Shirt, order through Mr. Philpot in Room 205. The deadline to place your order is next Monday, December 14. All shirts must be paid for in advance at the time of ordering. Orders are also being taken for underclassmen shirts, with the order deadline being next Monday, December 14. The cost for a Freshmen, Sophomores, or Juniors shirt is $15, and can be ordered with cash or check through Mr. Philpot’s room 205. Next Tuesday, December 15, will be Lifetouch Sports Pictures Day for all the basketball teams, Bearcat Chorus, Spotlight Singers, Cross Country, Middle School Band, and 7th Grade Football. Please be in attendance for picture day to be part of the assembled team and group photos. If you ordered an art club t-shirt last year, please email Ms. Hoyle. Lunch Menu: December Tuesday, 12/8 - Crispito with Cheese, Cheeseburger, spicy chicken sand., taco bar Wednesday, 12/9 - Pulled pork sand., Hamburger, Hot dog, wing bar, Thursday,12/10 - Chicken Nuggets, Spicy Chick Sand., Mini Corn Dogs, nacho bar Friday, 12/11 - Backyard Burger, Chicken Tenders, Pizza Monday 12/14 - Salisbury Steak, Meatball Sub, Double Cburger, waffle bar Tuesday, 12/15 - Baked Chicken, Rib Patty Sand., Spicy Chicken Sand Taco bar Wednesday, 12/16 - Christmas Ham with Fixins, hamburger, hot dog, wing bar Thursday, 12/17 - Fish Sticks/Mac& Cheese, Cburger, Chicken tenders, taco bar Friday 12/18 - Corn Dog, Chicken Sand., Pizza, Pizza Salad
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS ANNOUNCEMENTS Tuesday, December 8 th   I. The 7 th & 8 th grade Quiz Bowl teams will meet right after today’s announcements. II. Today’s FFA meeting has been postponed. III. 7 th grade ETS students will meet in the Cafeteria tomorrow during ACHIEVE. IV. From Mrs. Lunsford: This is the week of code.  If you would like to participate, some options are listed on  Lunsford.PBWorks.com - click Hour of Code. Tuesday through Thursday students will be in Achieve Classrooms to assist in Hour of Code.   V. Reminders:  Every student aged 10 and older are required to wear a mask while on a bus.  Do not come to school if you have fever or are feeling sick.  The Lost & Found box is full of coats and jackets. VI. Lunchtime Weather: VII. Lunch Menu: * Crispito * Cheeseburger * Spicy Chicken Sandwich * Taco Bar * PB&J Sandwich * Turkey Croissant Sandwich * Cobb Salad
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Jr. Ladycats & Bearcats played at Malvern on Monday JV Girls / Malvern-17 Mena-11 Jr. Girls / Mena-44 Malvern-19 JV Boys / Malvern-24 Mena-23 Jr. Boys / Malvern-60 Mena-21 Mena will play at Fountain Lake on Thursday! https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mr. Rodney Dominguez putting the Clorox 360 Electrostatic Sprayer through it’s paces. Sanitizing & cleaning remains a high priority at Mena Public Schools. https://www.thecloroxcompany.com/.../6159da38-7fc0-44e1.../
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Click the link for the Meal Order Form for December 14th - December 18th. Pick up is Friday from 1pm-2pm at Louise Durham & Mena High School. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSckEl98VzLP3jzWLouhsCGr9VuVR7INxrIiMesiSUD4abQvEw/viewform
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Flex Fridays continue for the rest of 2020 ! Flex Friday is a day for students to work virtually if desired, while having the option to attend school and receive extra assistance as needed. Blended learners are invited to receive assistance on Flex Fridays.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Monday, December 7, 2020 Clubs & Activities: Monday - Tuesday - Airforce recruiter in conference room during enrichment; NEHS Christmas Party in the library during Enrichment Wednesday - Quiz Bowl practice is in room 211 during Enrichment. FCCLA/FBLA Christmas Party in the cafeteria during Enrichment Thursday - Quiz Bowl Practice in room 211 during Enrichment; JAG officers’ Christmas party in cafeteria Friday - Sports: Monday - Junior High Basketball will play at Malvern Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - FFA meeting scheduled for today is postponed. The Theatre Department is presenting a reader's theatre presentation of A Christmas Storybook: a Collection of New Classics for each class. The Theatre Arts III class wrote this short collection of Christmas plays. Wednesday, Dec. 9, Juniors will be released from 2nd period to watch it in the PAC, and Sophomores will be released from 5th period. On Thursday, Dec. 10, Seniors will be released during 2nd period and Freshmen from 5th period. The final deadline to order a Senior Ad for the 2021 MHS Yearbook will be December 15. This is also the deadline to submit photos and wording for the ad design. For more information, see Mr. Philpot in Room 205. Be sure to order your copy of the 2021 Mena High School Yearbook for the current lowest price of $55 before December 31. You may order online at www.jostensyearbooks.com with credit or debit card, or order through Mr. Philpot’s room 205 with cash or check. Freshmen ETS will meet Tuesday morning. The Airforce recruiter will be here on December 8 for anyone that wants to see him. Next Wednesday, December 16, will be the Second Annual MHS Ugly Christmas Sweater day here on campus. Whatever the quality of your Christmas sweater, we’re encouraging everyone to wear their Christmas sweaters that day to help celebrate the fun of the season. There will be prizes for the top sweaters for students and faculty. Orders are now underway for the 2021 Senior Shirts. Shirts are $15 each, and can be purchased with cash or check. If you would like to order a 2021 Senior Shirt, order through Mr. Philpot in Room 205. The deadline to place your order is next Monday, December 14. All shirts must be paid for in advance at the time of ordering. Orders are also being taken for underclassmen shirts, with the order deadline being next Monday, December 14. The cost for a Freshmen, Sophomores, or Juniors shirt is $15, and can be ordered with cash or check through Mr. Philpot’s room 205. Next Tuesday, December 15, will be Lifetouch Sports Pictures Day for all the basketball teams, Bearcat Chorus, Spotlight Singers, Cross Country, Middle School Band, and 7th Grade Football. Please be in attendance for picture day to be part of the assembled team and group photos. Lunch Menu: December Monday - 12/7 - Beef fingers, bacon cheeseburger, Chicken sandwich, waffle bar. Tuesday, 12/8 - Crispito with Cheese, Cheeseburger, spicy chicken sand., taco bar Wednesday, 12/9 - Pulled pork sand., Hamburger, Hot dog, wing bar, Thursday, 12/10 - Chicken Nuggets, Spicy Chicken Sand., Mini Corn Dogs, nacho bar Friday, 12/11 - Backyard Burger, Chicken Tenders, Pizza Monday 12/14 - Salisbury Steak, Meatball Sub, Double Cburger, waffle bar Tuesday, 12/15 - Baked Chicken, Rib Patty Sand., Spicy Chicken Sand Taco bar Wednesday, 12/16 - Christmas Ham with Fixins, hamburger, hot dog, wing bar Thursday, 12/17 - Fish Sticks/Mac& Cheese, Cburger, Chicken tenders, taco bar Friday 12/18 - Corn Dog, Chicken Sand., Pizza, Pizza Salad
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS ANNOUNCEMENTS Monday, December 7 th   I. The 6 th grade Quiz Bowl team will meet right after today’s announcements. II. From Mr. McCormick: There will be a FFA meeting tomorrow in the Agri building during ACHIEVE. Meet Mr. McCormick in the Cafeteria after tomorrow’s announcements. III. Reminders:  Every student aged 10 and older are required to wear a mask while on a bus.  Do not come to school if you have fever or are feeling sick.  The Lost & Found box is full of coats and jackets. IV. Lunchtime Weather: V. Lunch Menu: * Beef Fingers * Bacon Cheeseburger * Chicken Sandwich * Waffle Bar * PB&J Sandwich * Turkey Croissant Sandwich * Chef Salad
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Jr. Ladycats & Bearcats pay at Malvern on Monday. Games begin at 4:30pm.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
December 21st & 22nd are Virtual Days for Students. They will be followed by the Winter Break December 23rd - January 1st & a District Professional Development Day on January 4th. Classes will resume at Mena Public Schools on Tuesday, January 5th. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/.../Calendar_2020-2021...
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The basketball games at Waldron , which were postponed earlier, will be played on Saturday, Dec 12th starting at 1:00pm. Games will include 7th Grade, Jr. High & Sr. High boys and girls. GO BEARCATS!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
December 21st & 22nd are Virtual Days for Students. They will be followed by the Winter Break December 23rd - January 1st & a District Professional Development Day on January 4th. Classes will resume at Mena Public Schools on Tuesday, January 5th. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/828040/Calendar_2020-2021.pdf
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Grey Goforth has been accepted into the art show for the Historic Cane Hill Art Competition! Grey is a student at Mena High School. The reward for the grand prize is a scholarship for the cost of tuition and fees at the University of Arkansas Fayetteville School of Art. The results will be announced today at 6:00pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/398295767990338 https://www.facebook.com/historiccanehill https://www.facebook.com/uarkart
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Blended & virtual student meals for December 7th - December 11th may be picked up today at Louise Durham Elementary or Mena High School between 1 and 2 pm.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Jr. Ladycats & Bearcats played at Trinity Christian in Fort Smith Thursday. JV Girls/ Trinity-11 Mena-6 Jr. Girls/ Trinity-30 Mena-23 JV Boys / Mena-17 Trinity-8 Varsity Boys / Mena-34 Trinity-28 Mena will next play at Malvern on Monday 12/7. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics...
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Fudge will be delivered next week!! Wednesday, December 9th, parents can pick up your child's order in the HHE safe room from 9:00-2:30. MASKS ARE REQUIRED. Thanks again for your cooperation and support in this fundraiser!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Due to the logistics of the bus routes, we are sorry to have to cancel the announcement made at the beginning of the week with Flex Friday meals. We will be sending the meals home on Thursday, until further notice, as we have been doing. The food will be handed out on the bus when your student gets off. Or given to car riders before they are dismissed for the day. We sincerely apologize for any confusion this has caused and look forward to providing your children with meals for Flex Friday.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to Mr. Andy Philpot for receiving the December Teacher of the Month Award. It was stated that Ms.Phil is passionate about his work and genuinely cares about each of his students. He has a positive energy in and out of his classroom, is caring, patient, and has endless energy to do all things related to all of his classes at MHS. Mr. Philpot will receive a certificate from Mrs. Wilson’s Orientation to Teaching and Child Care Guidance Classes and a cupcake from Sassafras Cakery.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Thursday, December 3, 2020 Clubs & Activities: Monday - Tuesday - APNA survey during enrichment today for 10th and 12th grade Wednesday - Quiz Bowl practice is in room 211 during Enrichment. FCCLA/FBLA Christmas Party in the cafeteria during Enrichment Thursday - Quiz Bowl Practice in room 211 during Enrichment; JAG officers’ meeting in room 403 during Enrichment Friday - Sports: Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Junior High Basketball @ Trinity Christian Fort Smith (no visitor fans) Friday - Basketball games at home versus Monticello have been cancelled The Theatre Department is presenting an reader’s theatre presentation of A Christmas Storybook: a Collection of New Classics for each class. If you have not completed the Flex Friday survey that is posted in the Class of Google Classrooms, please do that now. The final deadline to order a Senior Ad for the 2021 MHS Yearbook will be December 15. This is also the deadline to submit photos and wording for the ad design. For more information, see Mr. Philpot in Room 205. Congratulations to Mr. Andy Philpot for receiving the December Teacher of the Month Award. It was stated that Ms.Phil is passionate about his work and genuinely cares about each of his students. He has a positive energy in and out of his classroom, is caring, patient, and has endless energy to do all things related to all of his classes at MHS. Mr. Philpot will receive a certificate from Mrs. Wilson’s Orientation to Teaching and Child Care Guidance Classes and a cupcake from Sassafras Cakery. Be sure to order your copy of the 2021 Mena High School Yearbook for the current lowest price of $55 before December 31. You may order online at www.jostensyearbooks.com with credit or debit card, or order through Mr. Philpot’s room 205 with cash or check. Lunch Menu: December Thursday - 12/3 Baked Chicken, Chicken Tenders, Cheeseburger, Taco Bar Friday - 12/4 (Flex Friday) Corn Dog, Chicken Sandwich, Pizza, Pizza Salad Monday - 12/7 - Beef fingers, bacon cheeseburger, Chicken sandwich, waffle bar. Tuesday, 12/8 - Crispito with Cheese, Cheeseburger, spicy chicken sand., taco bar Wednesday, 12/9 - Pulled pork sand., Hamburger, Hot dog, wing bar, Thursday, 12/10 - Chicken Nuggets, Spicy Chicken Sand., Mini Corn Dogs, nacho bar Friday, 12/11 - Backyard Burger, Chicken Tenders, Pizza Monday 12/14 - Salisbury Steak, Meatball Sub, Double Cburger, waffle bar Tuesday, 12/15 - Baked Chicken, Rib Patty Sand., Spicy Chicken Sand Taco bar Wednesday, 12/16 - Christmas Ham with Fixins, hamburger, hot dog, wing bar Thursday, 12/17 - Fish Sticks/Mac& Cheese, Cburger, Chicken tenders, taco bar Friday 12/18 - Corn Dog, Chicken Sand., Pizza, Pizza Salad
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS ANNOUNCEMENTS Thursday, December 3 rd   I. As the numbers of Covid cases rise in our community, our district administration wants to remind all bus riders ages 10 and over, that you are required to wear your mask at all times while on a bus. II. Reminders:  The ball box will be closed today during Lunch “B.”  Do not come to school if you have fever or are feeling sick.  There are only 2 weeks left in the semester. Be sure and finish strong by completing all work and getting them turned in on time. This is especially important for those of you working from home. III. Lunchtime Weather: If it is not raining, we will go outside today but you will need to stay on the hard surfaces and keep out of the grass. IV. Lunch Menu: * Baked Chicken * Chicken Tenders * Hamburger * Taco Bar * PB&J Sandwich * Turkey or Ham Sandwich * Popcorn Chicken Salad
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
A generous couple came to the Mena Public Schools Central Office Wednesday morning and made a generous monetary donation to Louise Durham Elementary and Holly Harshman Elementary students. The couple wished to remain anonymous but wanted children that need coats, clothes, or other items to have them for Christmas. On behalf of our students we would like to acknowledge your generosity & say thank you.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
December breakfast & lunch menu for Louise Durham Elementary!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Bearcat Coaches select #32, Chris Bollmeyer, as the Farm Bureau Insurance Player of the Game for week #12 vs. Arkadelphia. Chris is a Senior, Defensive Cornerback for the Bearcats and had 4 tackles and a pass breakup against the Badgers in Mena’s 2nd round playoff game. Unfortunately, the Bearcats’ season came to a close that night, losing to the Badgers by a score of 34-7. Chris is the son of Sharon and Shawn Bollmeyer and was born here in Mena. Chris says that he plans to work with his Father after graduation, in the family’s local residential construction business. Mena ended the season with an undisputed Conference Championship, the first since 1996. The Bearcat squad and coaching staff are to be congratulated upon being able to complete the season and to be so successful, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic. Farm Bureau Insurance is a proud supporter of Mena Bearcat athletics!!!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Jr. Bearcats & Ladycats play at Trinity in Fort Smith on Thursday at 4:30pm. No fans will be allowed to attend.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Click the link for the Meal Order Form for December 7th - December 11th. Pick up is Friday from 1pm-2pm at Louise Durham & Mena High School. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeUUrdRrRkBGqjMlbl6TAQx8cT7KJWKcqUfEUXHEBna5JgBhw/viewform
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 Clubs & Activities: Monday - Tuesday - APNA survey during enrichment today for 10th and 12th grade Wednesday - Quiz Bowl practice is in room 211 during Enrichment. FCCLA/FBLA Christmas Party in the cafeteria during Enrichment Thursday - Quiz Bowl Practice in room 211 during Enrichment Friday - Sports: Monday - Tuesday - Basketball games at Waldron have been cancelled Wednesday - Thursday - Junior High Basketball @ Trinity Christian Fort Smith (no visitor fans) Friday - Basketball games at home versus Monticello have been cancelled The Flex Friday Survey for this week is posted in your Class of Google Classroom. Please fill it out now. (Wednesday, 12/2) Juniors: Josten's will be at MHS at 9 a.m. on Wednesday December 2 to order Classrings. They will be set up in the PAC. The final deadline to order a Senior Ad for the 2021 MHS Yearbook will be December 15. This is also the deadline to submit photos and wording for the ad design. For more information, see Mr. Philpot in Room 205. FBLA and FCCLA will have a joint Christmas Party on Wednesday, December 2nd in the cafeteria during Enrichment. There will be an ugly Christmas sweater competition and a Gag Gift Exchange as well as snacks and drinks. Each member needs to bring a $5 gag gift. Be sure to order your copy of the 2021 Mena High School Yearbook for the current lowest price of $55 before December 31. You may order online at www.jostensyearbooks.com with credit or debit card, or order through Mr. Philpot’s room 205 with cash or check. Lunch Menu: December Wednesday - 12/2 Mini Corn Dogs with Macaroni and Cheese, Meatball Sub, Hot Dog, Wing Bar Thursday - 12/3 Baked Chicken, Chicken Tenders, Cheeseburger, Taco Bar Friday - 12/4 (Flex Friday) Corn Dog, Chicken Sandwich, Pizza, Pizza Salad Monday - 12/7 - Beef fingers, bacon cheeseburger, Chicken sandwich, waffle bar. Tuesday, 12/8 - Crispito with Cheese, Cheeseburger, spicy chicken sand., taco bar Wednesday, 12/9 - Pulled pork sand., Hamburger, Hot dog, wing bar, Thursday, 12/10 - Chicken Nuggets, Spicy Chicken Sand., Mini Corn Dogs, nacho bar Friday, 12/11 - Backyard Burger, Chicken Tenders, Pizza Monday 12/14 - Salisbury Steak, Meatball Sub, Double Cburger, waffle bar Tuesday, 12/15 - Baked Chicken, Rib Patty Sand., Spicy Chicken Sand Taco bar Wednesday, 12/16 - Christmas Ham with Fixins, hamburger, hot dog, wing bar Thursday, 12/17 - Fish Sticks/Mac& Cheese, Cburger, Chicken tenders, taco bar Friday 12/18 - Corn Dog, Chicken Sand., Pizza, Pizza Salad
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS ANNOUNCEMENTS Wednesday, December 2 nd   I. Yesterday there was quite a bit of trash left outside after both lunches. If this problem continues, you will be prohibited from taking food and drinks outside for an indefinite period of time. II. Due to the number of footballs and basketballs being left outside during Lunch “B” for the past few days, the ball box will be locked today and tomorrow, during Lunch “B.” In the future, if you take a ball outside, it is your responsibility to return it. III. There is a change to the food distribution that usually takes place on Thursdays for students that will not be at school on Flex Friday. Instead of getting your meals on Thursday afternoon, the school will be delivering the meal to your house on Friday, if you are not at school. During ACHIEVE tomorrow, you will be asked whether or not you are going to be at school for Flex Friday. If you are unsure, please discuss this with your parents this evening so that you can give us a firm answer tomorrow. IV. Lunchtime Weather: V. Lunch Menu: * Mini Corn Dogs with Mac & Cheese * Meatball Sub * Hot Dog * Wing Bar * PB&J Sandwich * Turkey or Ham Sandwich * Turkey Chef Salad
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
No games for the Mena Sr. Bearcats & Ladycats this week but practice continues. The Sr's will play at Hot Springs Lakeside on Tuesday 12/8.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Flex Friday Meal Changes Beginning Friday December 4th, Mena Schools will be delivering meals for students participating in Flex Fridays, instead of sending meals home with them on Thursday afternoons.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Holly Harshman Elementary Counselor Vicky Maye and building manager, Joe Bunch would like to thank the Mena Rotary Club for their Coats for Kids donation
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Friday, Dec 4th- Students who sold 10 or more bags of fudge will have the opportunity to watch WILLY WONKA & the Chocolate Factory. Permission slips are going home today. Monday, Dec 7th- Picture Retakes
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to Mena Middle School Choir students Abbi Koppein, Emily Dodson, and Yennyte Tecson for making All Region Choir. Great job!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 Clubs & Activities: Monday - Tuesday - APNA survey during enrichment today for 10th and 12th grade Wednesday - Quiz Bowl practice is in room 211 during Enrichment. FCCLA/FBLA Christmas Party in the cafeteria during Enrichment Thursday - Quiz Bowl Practice in room 211 during Enrichment Friday - Sports: Monday - Tuesday - Basketball games at Waldron have been cancelled Wednesday - Thursday - Junior High Basketball @ Trinity Christian Fort Smith (no visitor fans) Friday - Basketball games at home versus Monticello have been cancelled Juniors: Josten's will be at MHS at 9 a.m. on Wednesday December 2 to order Classrings. They will be set up in the PAC. The final deadline to order a Senior Ad for the 2021 MHS Yearbook will be December 15. This is also the deadline to submit photos and wording for the ad design. For more information, see Mr. Philpot in Room 205. FBLA and FCCLA will have a joint Christmas Party on Wednesday, December 2nd in the cafeteria during Enrichment. There will be an ugly Christmas sweater competition and a Gag Gift Exchange as well as snacks and drinks. Each member needs to bring a $5 gag gift. Be sure to order your copy of the 2021 Mena High School Yearbook for the current lowest price of $55 before December 31. You may order online at www.jostensyearbooks.com with credit or debit card, or order through Mr. Philpot’s room 205 with cash or check. Lunch Menu: December Tuesday- 12/1 Hang Time Basket, Cheeseburger, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Taco Bar Wednesday - 12/2 Mini Corn Dogs with Macaroni and Cheese, Meatball Sub, Hot Dog, Wing Bar Thursday - 12/3 Baked Chicken, Chicken Tenders, Cheeseburger, Taco Bar Friday - 12/4 (Flex Friday) Corn Dog, Chicken Sandwich, Pizza, Pizza Salad Monday - 12/7 - Beef fingers, bacon cheeseburger, Chicken sandwich, waffle bar. Tuesday, 12/8 - Crispito with Cheese, Cheeseburger, spicy chicken sand., taco bar Wednesday, 12/9 - Pulled pork sand., Hamburger, Hot dog, wing bar, Thursday, 12/10 - Chicken Nuggets, Spicy Chicken Sand., Mini Corn Dogs, nacho bar Friday, 12/11 - Backyard Burger, Chicken Tenders, Pizza Monday 12/14 - Salisbury Steak, Meatball Sub, Double Cburger, waffle bar Tuesday, 12/15 - Baked Chicken, Rib Patty Sand., Spicy Chicken Sand Taco bar Wednesday, 12/16 - Christmas Ham with Fixins, hamburger, hot dog, wing bar Thursday, 12/17 - Fish Sticks/Mac& Cheese, Cburger, Chicken tenders, taco bar Friday 12/18 - Corn Dog, Chicken Sand., Pizza, Pizza Salad
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS ANNOUNCEMENTS Tuesday, December 1 st   I. Mrs. Sims is out today, so there will be no 7 th & 8 th grade Quiz Bowl practice. II. Reminder: Check the Lost & Found box for any missing coats and jackets. At the end of the semester, anything left in it will be taken to PCDC. You are encouraged to write your name inside of you coats and jackets. III. Reminder: Please do not come to school if you have fever or are not feeling well. IV. From Mrs. Rose: Thank you to all who completed the “Minute Meeting” last week. The winners of the prize drawing are Jaxon Green, Avery Montgomery Camden Murphy, Andrew Schnell, Emmie Owens, Victoria Stearman, Dalton McEntire, and Madyson Dowel. Winners stop by to see Mrs. Rose to claim your prize. Keep your eyes on the Counselor Corner Classroom for more fun!  V. Congratulations to MMS Choir students Abbi Koppein, Emily Dodson, and Yennyte Tecson for making All Region Choir. Great job! VI. Lunchtime Weather: VII. Lunch Menu: * Hang Time Basket * Spicy Chicken Sandwich * Cheeseburger * Waffle Bar * PB&J Sandwich * Turkey or Ham Sandwich * Chef Salad
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Josten's will be at Mena High School at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 2 to order class rings. He will be set up in the Performing Arts Center. https://www.facebook.com/Jostens
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
According to Coach Randy Peters the Jr. & Sr. High basketball games scheduled for Tuesday 12/1/20 at Waldron have been cancelled. Also the Sr. High games against Monticello scheduled for Friday 12/4/20 have also been cancelled. The Jr. teams will play Trinity Christian at the UBC on Thursday 12/3 & the Sr. teams will plat at Hot Springs Lakeside on Tuesday 12/8. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter=20089
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to the following MHS students for making the All Region Jazz Band: 1. Shylee Head- 1 st band, 1 st chair Bari. Sax. 2. Lexi Williams- 2 nd band, 1 st chair Bass Guitar. 3. Gage Gorden-2 nd band, 4 th chair Trombone. 4. James Taylor- 1 st Alternate Trombone.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Monday, November 30, 2020 Clubs & Activities: Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Quiz Bowl practice is in room 211 during Enrichment. Thursday - Quiz Bowl Practice in room 211 during Enrichment Friday - Sports: Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Be sure to order your copy of the 2021 Mena High School Yearbook for the current lowest price of $55 before December 31. You may order online at www.jostensyearbooks.com with credit or debit card, or order through Mr. Philpot’s room 205 with cash or check. Seniors, please take time to go into the Class of 2021 Enrichment Class in Google Classroom to complete the Senior Quotes survey for the 2021 yearbook if you have not done so yet. The yearbook staff will be closing the Senior Quotes survey at the end of the day today. The final deadline to order a Senior Ad for the 2021 MHS Yearbook will be December 15. This is also the deadline to submit photos and wording for the ad design. For more information, see Mr. Philpot in Room 205. All competition team cheerleaders need to meet Mrs. Aschcraft in the safe room at the conclusion of these announcements. Congratulations to the following students for making the All Region Jazz Band: 1. Shylee Head- 1st band, 1st chair Baritone Saxophone 2. Lexi Williams- 2nd band, 1st chair Bass Guitar 3. Gage Gorden-2nd band, 4th chair Trombone 4. James Taylor- 1st Alternate Trombone Also, Congratulations to Shylee Head for qualifying to audition for the All-State Jazz Band. Lunch Menu: November Monday - 11/30 Pork Carnitas, Steak Sandwich, Hamburger, Waffle Bar
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Click the link for the Meal Order Form for December 7th - December 11th. Pick up is Friday from 1pm-2pm at Louise Durham & Mena High School. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeUUrdRrRkBGqjMlbl6TAQx8cT7KJWKcqUfEUXHEBna5JgBhw/viewform
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
December lunch menu for Mena High School!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
December lunch menu for Mena MIddle School!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
December breakfast & lunch menu for Holly Harshman Elementary!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements: Monday, November 30 th   I. Welcome back. We have only three weeks left until the end of the 1 st Semester and Christmas Break. Here are a few things to keep in mind: 1) Your semester grade determines whether or not you pass or fail your classes. Work hard these last three weeks, complete all of your assignments and turn them in on time. Finish this semester strong. 2) Stay vigilant in wearing your mask, social distancing, and personal hygiene so we can keep our campus open through the remainder of the semester. II. The 6 th grade Quiz Bowl Team will be meeting in the Conference Room right after these announcements. III. As the weather starts to cool down, dress appropriately. We will still go outside at lunch, even on pretty cold days. IV. The Lost & Found box, located in the Cafeteria, is starting to get full of coats and jackets. If you are missing one, please look there. At the end of the semester, anything left in it will be taken to PCDC. You are encouraged to write your name inside of you coats and jackets. V. Lunchtime Weather: VI. Lunch Menu: * Pork Carnitas * Steak Sandwich * Hamburger * Waffle Bar * PB&J Sandwich * Turkey or Ham Sandwich * Chef Salad
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
According to Coach Randy Peters the Jr. & Sr. High basketball games scheduled for Tuesday 12/1/20 at Waldron have been cancelled. The Jr. teams will play Trinity Christian at the UBC on Thursday 12/3 & the Sr. teams will host Monticello on Friday 12/4.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Middle School Choir recently participated in Region Choir tryouts. These students placed: Treble Choir Odd Yennyte Tecson-4th chair Emily Dodson-11th chair Treble Choir Even Abigail Koppein-3rd chair
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena football season came to a close Friday night at Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium. Mena lost the 1st round playoff game to Arkadelphia by a score of 34-7. The Bearcats finish the season with a record of 6-4 & a 4-4A Conference Championship.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Click the link for the Meal Order Form for November 30th - December 4th. THIS FORM WILL CLOSE ON NOVEMBER 24TH AND DELIVERIES WILL BE NOVEMBER 25TH AT HIGH SCHOOL ONLY. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSewaxLTRVd8jrMLY8RM2MX2bwbT1ltA6y5F95pBtdnc3_yOJg/viewform
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Blended & virtual student meals for November 23rd-November 27th may be picked up today at Louise Durham Elementary or Mena High School between 1 and 2 pm.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Kickoff is at 7:00pm! GO BEARCATS!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena senior boys basketball team played at Greenwood on Thursday. Greenwood won the JV game 36-22 & they also won the varsity game 61-27. Mena will play next on 12/1 at Waldron.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The local James K. Polk Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution awarded Mena Middle School teacher TOMMY JOHNSON with the 2020 Helen Pouch Memorial Fund Classroom Grant on Thursday. They also awarded 2020 Mena High School Graduate, FAITH CHANEY, with her certificate as the DAR Good Citizen State Winner.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School midterm progress reports will be sent home with students today 11/19.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Bearcat game on Friday 11/20 is the Hootens 4A Game of the Week. https://www.hootens.com/11-16-2020/class-4a-week-12-rankings-notes--picks/7087.html
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Bearcat Junior Varsity & Varsity will play at Greenwood tonight beginning at 6:00pm... GO BEARCATS!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Middle School BADD under the Leadership of the MMS Project Prevent Team recognized November as Lung Cancer Awareness month and today as the Great American Smoke-out. As part of the day all MMS students watched a smoking prevention video in ACHIEVE class. BADD/Project Prevent members met for the monthly meeting and discussed staying tobacco free. The meeting was followed by all members doing a full campus trash pick up.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Holly Harshman Elementary held their annual book character parade this morning. Due to Covid restrictions this was the first time it was held outside. It's all a part of Book Week at HHE.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Thursday, November 19, 2020 Clubs & Activities: Monday - Tuesday - 10th grade ETS bandroom Wednesday - FCCLA and FBLA officers need to meet in Room 401 during Enrichment. There will be a Sci-Fi Club meeting in the library today during Enrichment. Also, Quiz Bowl practice is in room 211 during Enrichment. Thursday - Quiz Bowl Practice in room 211 during Enrichment, National Guard Recruiter in counseling center during enrichment. Friday - Sports: Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Senior High Basketball will play at Greenwood this evening Friday - Bearcat Football will be hosting Arkadelphia tomorrow night at Bearcat Stadium in the second round of the 4A State Playoffs. Kickoff will be 7:00 p.m. No food or drink or trash from Breakfast or Lunch should be thrown away in the restroom trash cans. Students: Just a reminder NOT to open locked doors and let outside people in the building. All students must check their “Enrichment Class Of” google classroom for Xello assignments and complete them. Please email Ms. Hoyle, or Mrs. Wilson, if you need any assistance logging in. Be sure to order your copy of the 2021 Mena High School Yearbook for the current lowest price of $55 before December 31. You may order online at www.jostensyearbooks.com with credit or debit card, or order through Mr. Philpot’s room 205 with cash or check. Seniors, please take time to go into the Class of 2021 Enrichment Class in Google Classroom to complete the Senior Quotes survey for the 2021 yearbook. We will be collecting your senior quotes until tomorrow afternoon through Classroom, so please take time to complete the survey for the yearbook staff today. This Friday, November 20, is the last day to register for the December ACT. The final deadline to order a Senior Ad for the 2021 MHS Yearbook will be December 15. This is also the deadline to submit photos and wording for the ad design. For more information, see Mr. Philpot in Room 205. For any students who have not filled out the Flex Friday Survey in Google Classroom, please go to your Class of XXX Enrichment Class and complete the survey NOW with your intentions for Flex Friday. Progress Reports are being distributed during Enrichment today. Monday will be a virtual day, and the remainder of next week will be Thanksgiving Break. Lunch Menu: November Thursday -11/19 Turkey & Dressing, Meatball Sub., Taco Bar Friday - 11/20 Chicken Sand., Rib Patty Sand., Pizza Monday - Virtual Day, Tuesday - Friday 11/24 - 11/27 Thanksgiving Break Monday - 11/30 Pork Carnitas, Steak Sandwich, Hamburger, Waffle Bar
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements: Thursday, November 19 th   I. Mid-Term Progress Reports were handed out yesterday. If you were absent, check with your ACHIEVE teacher. II. Congratulations to 8 th grader, Elijah Smith, for taking 1 st place in the Patriot’s Pen Essay contest sponsored by our local chapter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Elijah received $300 as a part of his prize. Also, congratulations to Coach Tommy Johnson for being selected by the VFW as their teacher of the year. III. The BADD club will meet outside at the benches right after today’s announcements. To attend the meeting, you must be passing all classes and have not been assigned to ISS. IV. Tomorrow is Flex Friday. Please complete the survey that Mr. Sherrer has emailed to each of you. V. A phone was found in the Choir room yesterday. If you think it is yours, come to the office and identify it. VI. Today’s 6 th period meal distribution will be a little different than the past few weeks. Today during 6 th period, EVERY student will go through the Cafeteria line and receive a meal for Monday’s Virtual Day. If you are not going to be here tomorrow for Flex Friday, you will receive that meal as well. VII. Lunchtime Weather: VIII. Lunch Menu: * Turkey & Dressing * Meatball Sub * Taco Bar * PB&J Sandwich * Turkey or Ham Sandwich * Popcorn Chicken Salad
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Tickets to all Arkansas High School Football Playoff Games are now available to the general public. Including the Mena/Arkadelphia game. Follow the link https://gofan.co/app/school/AAA
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
TICKETs NOW AVAILABLE FOR ARKADELPHIA VS. MENA PLAYOFF GAME! Tickets for Friday's game are now available at https://gofan.co/app/events/160025 The Arkansas Activities Association has mandated that all ticket purchases are online only for the playoffs. There are no paper tickets; all tickets will be presented on devices at the gate. Purchasing tickets: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkZqTY5d6Bg&feature=youtu.be Accessing and sharing tickets: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0Xhso4QobA&feature=youtu.be How to validate tickets to get into the stadium: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G22NNB8uuXE&feature=youtu.be
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The local American Legion, Frank Fried Post #18, had an awards dinner Tuesday where they gave out thousands of dollars to local youth as awards for their essays. Outstanding teachers and first responders were also recognized. Mena Middle School 8th grade student Elijah Smith won first prize in the 2020 Patriot's Pen Essay & he was awarded $300.00. Mena MIddle School Teacher Tommy Johnson was also honored as the 2020 VFW School Teacher of the Year & received $100.00.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
You can almost smell the goodness in this photo from MMS Family & Consumer Science.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The local American Legion, Frank Fried Post #18, had an awards dinner Tuesday where they gave out thousands of dollars to local youth as awards for their essays. Outstanding teachers and first responders were also recognized. Mena Middle School Student Elijah Smith won first prize for his essay on patriotism & he was awarded $300.00. Mena MIddle School Teacher Tommy Johnson was also honored & received $500.00 for his classroom.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Middle School midterm progress reports will be sent home with students today 11/18.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
TICKET INFO FOR ARKADELPHIA VS. MENA PLAYOFF GAME! The Arkansas Activities Association has mandated that all ticket purchases are online only for the playoffs. There are no paper tickets; all tickets will be presented on devices at the gate. A link for purchasing tickets will be released on social media & in the Live Feed section on https://www.menaschools.org/ at 5:00pm Wednesday afternoon. Below are links to videos explaining the purchase process. Purchasing tickets: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkZqTY5d6Bg&feature=youtu.be Accessing and sharing tickets: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0Xhso4QobA&feature=youtu.be How to validate tickets to get into the stadium: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G22NNB8uuXE&feature=youtu.be Comments Comment as Mena Public Schools Mena Public Schools Published by Mark Hobson · otSps1onhsoSred · Just a reminder that our fourth Flex Friday is on 11/20/20. Flex Friday is a day for students to work virtually if desired, while having the option to attend school and receive extra assistance as needed. Blended learners are invited to receive assistance on Flex Fridays. Comments Comment as Mena Public Schools Mena Public Schools Published by Mark Hobson · otSps1onhsoSred · Click the link for the meal order form for the week of November 23rd-27th. Pick up is Friday from 1pm-2pm at Louise Durham & Mena High School. https://docs.google.com/.../1FAIpQLSd9w5r10W5.../viewform... Comments Comment as Mena Public Schools Mena Public Schools Published by Mark Hobson · otSps1onhsoSred · As part of a coordinated response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) in partnership with the Office for Education Policy (OEP) at the University of Arkansas has developed a Parent/Guardian Survey for soliciting family input on what is working now and what may be considered for the future. We encourage you to share the survey link with your families and ask them to complete the survey before November 20th. A Spanish version of … See More Comments Comment as Mena Public Schools Mena Public Schools Published by Mark Hobson · otSps1onhsoSred · Wednesday, November 18, 2020 Clubs & Activities: Wednesday - FCCLA and FBLA officers need to meet in Room 401 during Enrichment. There will be a Sci-Fi Club meeting in the library today during Enrichment. Also, Quiz Bowl practice is in room 211 during Enrichment. Thursday - Quiz Bowl Practice in room 211 during Enrichment… See More Comments Comment as Mena Public Schools Mena Public Schools Published by Mark Hobson · otSps1onhsoSred · Announcements: Wednesday, November 18 th I. Mid-Term Progress Reports will be given out to you today during ACHIEVE. II. Today is the last day to donate diapers or other baby supplies to Mrs. Frost’s Leadership class. Money can still be donated in the front office, throughout November.… See More Comments Comment as Mena Public Schools
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Just a reminder that our fourth Flex Friday is on 11/20/20. Flex Friday is a day for students to work virtually if desired, while having the option to attend school and receive extra assistance as needed. Blended learners are invited to receive assistance on Flex Fridays.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Click the link for the meal order form for the week of November 23rd-27th. Pick up is Friday from 1pm-2pm at Louise Durham & Mena High School. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd9w5r10W5SBACSxbJD-rNH5UXC4IOfAbmCPwlhz8r5upMenA/viewform?fbclid=IwAR3OtRgV6L0L5P4MIwZezF4ZWeeEyPd_plZLOEi05zwQwTIzlmQrBfZM1lM
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
As part of a coordinated response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) in partnership with the Office for Education Policy (OEP) at the University of Arkansas has developed a Parent/Guardian Survey for soliciting family input on what is working now and what may be considered for the future. We encourage you to share the survey link with your families and ask them to complete the survey before November 20th. A Spanish version of the survey is available here. The survey seeks to involve families in an organized, ongoing and timely way in planning, review, and improvement. The survey will provide feedback regarding: * family concerns * how families are making decisions * family awareness of options and resources available * family considerations for the future The intention of this survey is not to identify individual school or district responses, but rather to establish an understanding of the state as a whole. The information will be aggregated by region only; therefore, families will be asked to identify the region of the state in which they live in order to understand the distribution of the survey without specifically identifying any district or school by name. OEP will be sharing results at the December State Board meeting. Follow this link to the Survey:https://uark.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6X7aRF3ErNNXFel... Or copy and paste the URL below into your internet browser: https://uark.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6X7aRF3ErNNXFel...
5 months ago, Mark Hobson