Mark Hobson
January is School Board Member Recognition Month in Arkansas ! School board members play an essential role in our community. Mena joins with other districts in Arkansas in celebration of our board by thanking them for the time, talents, and knowledge they bring to our district and for their commitment to the families and children of our community. Elected school board members give our citizens a voice in education decision making. The members serving our district are as follows: KYLE CANNON SUSAN ROWELL TODD AYNES ROBBY HINES EDD PUCKETT CLINT MONTGOMERY PHILLIP WILSON https://governor.arkansas.gov/.../2021_Arkansas_School...
about 1 hour ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Jr. High basketball teams played at Fountain Lake on Thursday. Jr. Ladycats - 24 Ft. Lake - 20 Jr. Bearcats - 30 Ft. Lake - 33 The teams are back in action Monday at Nashville !
about 14 hours ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to FFA Member Lacy Floyd for being selected as FFA Member of the Month for January! Lacy was selected for being our high seller for our 1st ever Blue and Gold Meat Sale! She raised an astonishing amount of over $2,500. Lacy is an active member in the Mena FFA chapter where she is the Secretary, a member of the Livestock Judging Team, and on the Trap Shooting Team. She also is on the Mena FFA Show Team where she exhibits market goats and lambs. CONGRATULATIONS LACY!!!
about 23 hours ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Thursday, January 20th Welcome back. Here are a few reminders about our current situation: > Make sure and get all of your AMI work completed asap. We must report our completion rate to the Arkansas Department of Education and if the assignments were not completed, we will have to add our two AMI days to the end of the year. > Please stay home if you are not feeling well. > Use common sense - keep your hands washed or sanitized, do not share food, drinks, or other items, be conscious of how close you choose to get near others. You are encouraged to wear a mask. If you need a mask, come to the front office. > Bring your water bottle or a container with a lid so that you can use the bottle-filling stations. The cold weather has returned. Dress appropriately. Check the Lost-&-Found for coats and jackets. The Library is closed until further notice. If you are a FFA member that wants to join the FFA Trap Shooting Team please return your forms to Mr. McCormick before January 31st. There is a sign-up sheet in the office for any current 7th or 8th grader that is interested in trying out for next year’s Jr. High cheer squad. You will need to put your name, what grade you will be in next year, and your current Achieve teacher. Do not come during class - do this in between classes or at lunch. The 5th & 6th grade Quiz Bowl tournament scheduled for tomorrow has been postponed until the end of March. Lunch Menu: Main Line - BBQ Chicken Pizza Line - Pizza, Deli Sandwich Concession - Bacon Cheeseburger, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Chicken Tenders Lunchtime Weather: We will likely be inside today during both lunches.
1 day ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Thursday, January 20, 2022 Clubs & Activities: Thursday - Junior Prom Planning Meeting in the Library Friday - Sports: Thursday - 7th grade & JH Girls/Boys @ Fountain Lake Friday - HS Girls/Boys Basketball vs Fountain Lake @ UBC Saturday - The FBLA meeting to discuss Spring conference is being postponed until next Thursday, Jan 27th. Sign-ups for the 2022-2023 Cheerleading teams begin today in the library. If you have any questions about cheerleading or becoming the mascot, see Mrs. Breedlove in room 213. Attention current 10th and 11th graders - JAG Applications are now available for the 2022-23 school year for next’s year seniors and juniors. Online applications are available at karenpurvis.wixsite.com/mhsjag, enrichment google classroom, or your email. You can pick up a printed application from Karen Purvis, room 403. Completed applications are due on Monday, February 14. Any questions, please contact Mrs. Purvis in room 403 or email her - karen.purvis@menaschools.org. JAG meeting for current 10th graders interested in participating in JAG in your junior year on Wednesday, January 26 in Library during Enrichment. Seniors, please check Google Classroom for information on Winter Formal. The scheduled date for Winter Formal is Saturday, February 12. If you are interested in being considered for the yearbook staff for the 2022-2023 school year, please pick up an application in Mr. Philpot’s room 205. Completed applications must be turned back in by next Wednesday, January 26, to be considered. All students who arrive at school after the first bell will need to enter through the front doors of the school. We will no longer be admitting anyone into the building through the patio doors throughout the school day. We have returned to our pre-Covid check-out policy, as stated in the student handbook: A student may only check out if the parent or guardian comes to the office to sign the student out; the only exception is if there is a doctor or dentist appointment, the parent may call but a written verification form must be provided upon reentry. Be sure to order your 2022 Mena High School Yearbook for its current price of $60 while you can! The final deadline to order a yearbook is January 28. See Mr. Philpot for more information on yearbook orders. Seniors, If you are going to UARM for college, please check your class of 2022 Google classroom for a scholarship from Remax Mena Real Estate. Deadline is May 1, 2022 and the amount is $500. Seniors, The Alpha Kappa scholarship worth $500 has been emailed to you as well as posted in th 2022 Google Classroom. Deadline for this local scholarship is March 1, 2022. TUTORING The after-school library hours are available once again. Please note that this semester the library will close at 6 pm Monday - Thursday instead of 7 pm and Saturday tutoring will only be available by appointment. If you do not sign up for Saturday tutoring using the form that is emailed to you by Ms. Catlett every week there will not be a teacher available for that Saturday session. The schedule for the week of Jan 10th is: Monday: Ms. Hooker 3:45 to 6 Tuesday: Mrs. Hoyle:3:45 pm to 6 pm Wednesday: NO TUTORING - HS Staff Meeting Thursday: Mrs. Hoyle 3:45: to 6 pm Saturday: Mrs. Hoyle 9 am to Noon (by appointment) This is time that you can use to study, gather for a group meeting, use our new makerspace, or get help with assignments. If you sign up for it before the end of school, snacks will be provided. Saturday tutoring must be signed up for by Friday, the google form can be found in the email sent to you from Ms. Catlett. Math tutoring will be each morning from 7:00-7:45, and each Monday- Wednesday after school until 4:15. Ms. Hendrix will be tutoring after school on Thursdays until 5:15. Students, as we work toward keeping everyone healthy and safe here at Mena High School, please do not come to school with Flu like or COVID-like symptoms. -Positive COVID cases will have to ISOLATE for 10 days before returning to school -IF you wear a mask correctly and have been identified as a Close Contact, you will not have to quarantine. -If not wearing a mask, and you have been identified as a Close Contact, you will have to be quarantined for 7-10 days if you have NOT been vaccinated. Lunch Menus: https://menaschools.nutrislice.com/
1 day ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Public Schools will resume classes tomorrow. When we return, please continue to take the precautions we've become accustomed to during COVID to reduce the spread and be prepared to modify and adjust as needed. Please keep an eye on the situation on our website for COVID Impact: https://www.menaschools.org/page/mps-daily-covid-impact We pray for continued recovery of those who are still sick from this or other bugs that are floating around.
2 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Holly Harshman Dental Sealant Clinic forms are going out on Thursday. If you would like your student participate in the clinic they need to fill out and return both the FERRPA and Registration Form to Nurse Lisa by January 28. Once we have a number participating they will schedule our date.
2 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The dental sealants program for Mena Middle Schools 6th graders is scheduled for February 24, 2022 at 9am. Forms will be sent home with sixth grade students beginning Thursday of this week. The forms must be completely filled out and signed. The deadline for forms to be returned is January 27, 2022. The students who participate will be transported by bus to Healthy Connections, LLC and returned to the middle school when finished. If you have any questions please call the dental office at Healthy Connections, LLC
2 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
January is School Board Member Recognition Month in Arkansas ! School board members play an essential role in our community. Mena joins with other districts in Arkansas in celebration of our board by thanking them for the time, talents, and knowledge they bring to our district and for their commitment to the families and children of our community. Elected school board members give our citizens a voice in education decision making. The members serving our district are as follows: KYLE CANNON SUSAN ROWELL TODD AYNES ROBBY HINES EDD PUCKETT CLINT MONTGOMERY PHILLIP WILSON https://governor.arkansas.gov/.../2021_Arkansas_School...
3 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Our Sr. High Varsity games with Dequeen on Tuesday, January 18th have been cancelled. New dates for the games cancelled in the past week will be announced soon. The Jr. High games tonight against DeQueen at the Union Bank Center will be played as scheduled...
4 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
January is School Board Member Recognition Month in Arkansas ! School board members play an essential role in our community. Mena joins with other districts in Arkansas in celebration of our board by thanking them for the time, talents, and knowledge they bring to our district and for their commitment to the families and children of our community. Elected school board members give our citizens a voice in education decision making. The members serving our district are as follows: KYLE CANNON SUSAN ROWELL TODD AYNES ROBBY HINES EDD PUCKETT CLINT MONTGOMERY PHILLIP WILSON https://governor.arkansas.gov/.../2021_Arkansas_School...
4 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
January is School Board Member Recognition Month in Arkansas ! School board members play an essential role in our community. Mena joins with other districts in Arkansas in celebration of our board by thanking them for the time, talents, and knowledge they bring to our district and for their commitment to the families and children of our community. Elected school board members give our citizens a voice in education decision making. The members serving our district are as follows: KYLE CANNON SUSAN ROWELL TODD AYNES ROBBY HINES EDD PUCKETT CLINT MONTGOMERY PHILLIP WILSON https://governor.arkansas.gov/.../2021_Arkansas_School...
7 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Sign-ups for the 2022-2023 Cheerleading teams will begin on Tuesday. If you have any questions about cheerleading or becoming the mascot, see Coach Hughes in room 315 or Email andrea.hughes@menaschools.org
7 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Friday, January 14, 2022 Clubs & Activities: Friday - No after school Quiz Bowl practice today. Quiz Bowl practices will resume after school on Tuesday. Sci-Fi club meeting in the library now during enrichment. Sports: Friday - SH girls/boys Basketball vs Malvern at UBC has been canceled. Saturday - SH girls/boys basketball @ Idabel has been canceled Students, a reminder that there is no school this coming Monday, January 17. Sign-ups for the 2022-2023 Cheerleading teams will begin on Tuesday. If you have any questions about cheerleading or becoming the mascot, see Coach Hughes in room 315. Attention current 10th and 11th graders - JAG Applications are now available for the 2022-23 school year for next’s year seniors and juniors. Online applications are available at karenpurvis.wixsite.com/mhsjag, enrichment google classroom, or your email. You can pick up a printed application from Karen Purvis, room 403. Completed applications are due on Monday, February 14. Any questions, please contact Mrs. Purvis in room 403 or email her - karen.purvis@menaschools.org. JAG meeting for current 10th graders interested in participating in JAG in your junior year on Wednesday, January 19 in room 403 during Enrichment. Seniors, please check Google Classroom for information on Winter Formal. The scheduled date for Winter Formal is Saturday, February 12. If you are interested in being considered for the yearbook staff for the 2022-2023 school year, please pick up an application in Mr. Philpot’s room 205. Completed applications must be turned back in by next Thursday, January 20, to be considered. The FBLA Spring District Leadership Conference has been postponed to Wednesday, February 9th. FBLA will meet next Thursday, January 20th, to discuss details. The FFA is now doing sign-ups for the spring Career Development Event competitions. CDE's include Forestry, Equine, Nursery/Landscape, Meats,Vet. Science, Livestock Judging, Food Science, Ag Mechanics, and Electricity. See Mr. Maye or Mr. Goodnight for more information. All students who arrive at school after the first bell will need to enter through the front doors of the school. We will no longer be admitting anyone into the building through the patio doors throughout the school day. We have returned to our pre-Covid check-out policy, as stated in the student handbook: A student may only check out if the parent or guardian comes to the office to sign the student out; the only exception is if there is a doctor or dentist appointment, the parent may call but a written verification form must be provided upon reentry. Be sure to order your 2022 Mena High School Yearbook for its current price of $60 while you can! The final deadline to order a yearbook is January 28. See Mr. Philpot for more information on yearbook orders. Seniors, be sure to fill out the 2022 Who’s Who ballot and the Mr and Ms Bearcat ballot that can be found on the Class of 2022 Google Classroom page. The deadline to vote is today. Results will be part of the 2022 MHS Yearbook. TUTORING This week we will resume the after-school library hours. Please note that this semester the library will close at 6 pm Monday - Thursday instead of 7 pm and Saturday tutoring will only be available by appointment. If you do not sign up for Saturday tutoring using the form that is emailed to you by Ms. Catlett every week there will not be a teacher available for that Saturday session. The schedule for the week of Jan 10th is: Monday: Ms. Hooker 3:45 to 6 Tuesday: Mrs. Hoyle:3:45 pm to 6 pm Wednesday: NO TUTORING - HS Staff Meeting Thursday: Mrs. Hoyle 3:45: to 6 pm Saturday: Mrs. Hoyle 9 am to Noon (by appointment) This is time that you can use to study, gather for a group meeting, use our new makerspace, or get help with assignments. If you sign up for it before the end of school, snacks will be provided. Saturday tutoring must be signed up for by Friday, the google form can be found in the email sent to you from Ms. Catlett. Math tutoring will be each morning from 7:00-7:45, and each Monday- Wednesday after school until 4:15. Ms. Hendrix will be tutoring after school on Thursdays until 5:15. Students, as we work toward keeping everyone healthy and safe here at Mena High School, please do not come to school with Flu like or COVID-like symptoms. -Positive COVID cases will have to ISOLATE for 10 days before returning to school -IF you wear a mask correctly and have been identified as a Close Contact, you will not have to quarantine. -If not wearing a mask, and you have been identified as a Close Contact, you will have to be quarantined for 7-10 days if you have NOT been vaccinated. Lunch Menus: https://menaschools.nutrislice.com/ Seniors, If you are going to UARM for college, please check your class of 2022 Google classroom for a scholarship from Remax Mena Real Estate. Deadline is May 1, 2022 and the amount is $500.
7 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Wednesday, January 12th The Mena Sr. High basketball teams were scheduled to host Malvern this Friday but those games have been cancelled... The Jr. High games at Malvern on Thursday have also been cancelled. Earlier this week the games scheduled for Saturday the 15th were cancelled. Including the 7th grade & Jr. High games against Waldron as well as the Sr. High games at Idabel. See the complete schedule on the website at this link https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics
9 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Students competed in the Elementary Chess tournament on Tuesday at the DeQueen/Mena Educational Service Cooperative. Congratulations to Brady Jones who finished 2nd overall. Others who participated Include Wyeth Weber Michael Benson Cooper Heath Kaylee Cox Avori Gortemiller
9 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Tuesday, January 11th Unfortunately we have another cancellation to report. The 7th grade & Jr. High basketball games scheduled for this Saturday against Waldron have been cancelled.
10 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
This January, take a culinary journey in the Mena High School cafeteria. We will explore globally inspired flavors the next 5 months! First up: Mediterranean inspired flavors. Our Mediterranean Grain Bowl features beef meatballs, quinoa, lentils, crumbled feta, tzatziki, topped with fresh vegetables.
10 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS ANNOUNCEMENTS Wednesday, January 12th I. There will be no school next Monday, January 17th II. There will be an FFA meeting in the Ag Building tomorrow during Achieve. This meeting is for students interested in participating in the FFA Trap Shooting Team. To be eligible, you must be an FFA member and possess a Hunter’s Education Card. III. Any boy or girl currently in 7th or 8th grade that is interested in participating in Track this semester, will meet with Coach Dover tomorrow during Achieve, in the gym. IV. The Winter Dance scheduled for next Tuesday is cancelled due to the current Covid situation. We will reschedule the dance, once the numbers improve. V. Lunch Menu: Main Line - Chicken Wings Pizza Line - Pizza, Deli Sandwich Concession Line - Chef Salad, PBJ, Hamburger, Hot Dog, Chicken Sandwich
10 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Two Mena teams competed in the Jr. High Quiz Bowl Tournament at Cossatot today. Mena "A" placed 3rd Mena "B" placed 4th Those participating included: Tiffiny Cavelli Parker Koppein Denton Warner Valentime Reppo Elijah Smith Abigail Koppein Isabel Vacca Dorian Knight Charleigh Self Reagan Gates Destiny Hogan GO BEARCATS !!!
11 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Working on those ball skills at Mena Middle School on Monday !
11 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Last Thursday Mr. Charles Morgan announced several changes to the band schedule in the coming weeks & today he announced that the band will not be attending the 4 States Bandmaster's Clinic this week. Those earlier changes included the cancelation of the High School Region Auditions which were rescheduled for virtual tryouts on Jan. 18th-Jan. 21. The High School & Middle School region concert clinic scheduled for Jan. 21-22 is canceled & the High School & Middle School jazz clinic schedule for Jan. 28-29 is canceled.
11 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Monday, January 17th will be a day of professional development for teachers. This means that students will not be attending school on this date. See the complete school calendar at the link https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/.../Calendar_2021-2022...
11 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
A 15-session ACT Prep Course will be offered to juniors starting Wednesday, January 19th. Details can be found in the attached links. If your child would like to enroll in this course, please contact Colby Singleton by Friday, January 14th at colby.singleton@menaschools.org. Onto College Schedule https://docs.google.com/.../1H-xAWCz0Y3.../edit... Family Communication Letter https://docs.google.com/.../152kMscBY3GtrIf7cns.../edit...
14 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Sr. Basketball Teams played Arkadelphia at the Union Bank Center on Friday. Bearcats - 46 Arkadelphia - 66 The Bearcats are now 2-9 on the season and 1-3 in conference play. The teams continue conference play on Tuesday at Hope.
14 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Sr. Basketball Teams played Arkadelphia at the Union Bank Center on Friday. Ladycats - 34 Arkadelphia - 28 The Ladycats are now 8-6 on the season and 3-1 in conference play. The teams continue conference play on Tuesday at Hope.
14 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
GO LADYCATS !!!
14 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Coaches select #45, Emmi Hines, and #14, Caleb Peters, as the Farm Bureau Insurance Players of the Month for December 2021. Emmi is a Junior, Forward, for the Lady Cats and in December, she averaged 4.7 points, 4.2 rebounds, and shot 100% from the free throw line. She was also selected to the Kameron Hale All-Tournament team at Lake Hamilton recently. Emmi is the daughter of Robbie and Sherri Hines. After graduation, she hopes to attend college on a volleyball scholarship and study Accounting. Caleb is a Senior, Guard, for the Bearcats and he averaged 11 points, 3 steals, and 4 assists per contest. He is the son of Brandon and Mary Peters. Caleb enjoys playing video games when he is not involved in school sports. He plans to attend UA Rich Mountain next year and eventually complete his Business degree at a 4 year University. Shown presenting Caleb and Emmi with their game balls are, Bearcat Head Coach, Randy Peters, and local Farm Bureau agent, Nikki Cureton. Farm Bureau Insurance is a proud supporter of Mena High School athletics!!
14 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Thursday, January 6th The Mena Jr. High basketball teams played at Arkadelphia. Jr. Ladycats - 35 Arkadelphia - 42 Jr. Bearcats - 36 Arkadelphia - 28 The Jr. Bearcats & Jr. Ladycats return to the court on Thursday, January 13th at Malvern.
15 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mr. Charles Morgan has announced a few changes in the Mena Band schedule including Jan. 8th- The High School Region Auditions are canceled and rescheduled for virtual tryouts on Jan. 18th-Jan. 21 Jan. 21-22 High School & Middle School region concert clinic is canceled. Jan. 28-29 High School & Middle School jazz clinic is canceled.
15 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The 7th grade & Jr. High basketball games scheduled for this Saturday against Idabel have been cancelled. Check the entire schedule on our website at https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics
16 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena basketball played on the road at Nashville. The Ladycats fall to 7-6/2-1... Sr. Ladycats - 26 Nashville - 57 The Bearcats Fall to 2-9/0-3. Sr. Bearcats - 45 Nashville - 50 Mena is back in action on Friday when they host Arkadelphia at the Union Bank Center.
17 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Coach Ray Hunter has released the 2022 Mena Ladycat softball schedule. The season will begin on March 4th at the Ashdown Tournament. GO LADYCATS !!!
17 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
​Coach Chad Arnold has released the 2022 soccer schedule. The season will begin on March 1st at Arkansas High in Texarkana. GO BEARCATS !!!
17 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Jr. Bearcats played Nashville on Monday at the Union Bank Center. Mena lost all four games on the night including an overtime loss in the finale Jr. Bearcats - 28 Nashville - 30 ot The boys are scheduled to play at Arkadelphia on Thursday.
18 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Jr. Ladycats played Nashville on Monday at the Union Bank Center. Jr. Ladycats - 16 Nashville - 37 The girls are scheduled to play at Arkadelphia on Thursday. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter_ids=41091
18 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Jr. JV Bearcats played Nashville on Monday at the Union Bank Center. Jr. JV Bearcats - 8 Nashville - 33 The boys are scheduled to play at Idabel this Saturday.
18 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena 7th Grade Ladycats played Nashville on Monday at the Union Bank Center. 7th Ladycats - 6 Nashville - 31 The girls are scheduled to play at Idabel this Saturday. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter_ids=41091
18 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena teachers began their day of professional development in the MHS Performing Arts Center with Tyler Tarver. Tarver is a nationwide speaker, trainer & author of the Baller Teacher Playbook. https://premierespeakers.com/tyler-tarver/bio https://www.youtube.com/c/SirTylerTarverSir https://www.tarveracademy.com/baller
18 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Thursday, December 30th Round 3 Kameron Hale Tournament at Lake Hamilton. Sr. Bearcats - 63 Kirby - 31 Jr. Bearcats - 32 Hot Springs - 40 Sr. Ladycats - 36 Centerpoint - 51 Jr. Ladycats - 23 Arkadelphia - 35
22 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Wednesday, December 29th Round 2 Kameron Hale Tournament at Lake Hamilton. Scores posted as soon as they are available. SR. BEARCATS - 53 Centerpoint - 55 JR. BEARCATS - 41 Malvern - 31 JR. LADYCATS - 11 Nashville - 49 SR. LADYCATS - 31 Lake Hamilton - 54
23 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Tuesday, December 28th Kameron Hale Tournament at Lake Hamilton. Scores will be posted as soon as they are available. Sr. Bearcats- 28 LR Catholic- 57 Jr. Ladycats- 26 Bryant- 10 Sr. Ladycats- 61 LR Hall- 20 Jr. Bearcats- 29 Nashville- 47
24 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena 7th grade basketball teams played at the Waldron Jamboree on Saturday. Ladycats-15 Waldron-3 Ladycats-19 Mansfield-13 Bearcats-23 Waldron-18 Bearcats-10 Mansfield-12 The Sr. High teams played at Van Buren. Van Buren - 52 Sr. Bearcats - 45 Van Buren - 43 Sr. Ladycats - 42
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Coach Bentley has released the 2022 Mena Bearcat football schedule !
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Sr. Bearcats earned their first win of the season on Thursday at the Union Bank Center. Sr. Bearcats - 42 Bauxite - 38 Mena will play in the Kameron Hale Tournament at Lake Hamilton on 12/28.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats picked up win #6 at the Union Bank Center on Thursday. Sr. Ladycats - 34 Bauxite - 26 The girls will be back in action beginning 12/28 in the Kameron Hale Tournament at Lake Hamilton.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Jr. Bearcats have climbed back to .500 with a win on Thursday at the Union Bank Center. Jr. Bearcats - 46 Bauxite - 38 Mena is now 5-5 on the season & will be back in action at the Kameron Hale Tournament at Lake Hamilton on 12/28.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Jr. Ladycats saw their five game win streak come to an end on Thursday at the Union Bank Center. Jr. Ladycats - 21 Bauxite - 29 Mena is 7-5 on the season & will be back in action Dec. 28th in the Kameron Hale Tournament at Lake Hamilton.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Middle School Project Prevent Team met Wednesday to plan Spring events. Members also celebrated the season with games and breakfast. Merry Christmas from the MMS Project Prevent Team!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Middle School 8th grade science students did a Snowman Stretch Christmas STEM challenge. They were given a limited number of supplies and a limited amount of time to create the tallest snowman possible. They had a blast and came up with some interesting snowman designs.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School Juniors and Seniors attended a Career Expo at UA Rich Mountain on Tuesday. Students were exposed to new and exciting career possibilities.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mr. Steve , The Music Man, performed for Holly Harshman Elementary on Tuesday. The show is part of a social media awareness campaign by the Arkansas Department of Education where students are encouraged to be "CYBERWISE". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAl7QmtkWbI https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD8YaR-NN0IxWGytXBzcU5w
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Jr. High basketball teams played at DeQueen on Monday. Jr JV Ladycats - 11 DeQueen - 13 Jr Ladycats - 36 DeQueen - 30 Jr. Bearcats - 23 DeQueen - 27 Mena plays Bauxite on Thursday at the UBC .
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mrs. Frost's Leadership Students at MMS recently sponsored a contest in which Achieve classes were invited to decorate their classroom doors for the holiday season. The judges were retired Mena teachers and Administrators, John & Robin Ponder and Mike & Melissa Hobson. Winner of the 3rd place trophy was Mrs. Swall's class. The second place winners were the combined classes of Mrs. Billings, Mrs. Frost, and Mrs. Sikes. The first place classroom received the first place trophy and a hot cocoa party. The first place class was Mrs. Parnell's Self Contained classroom.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
These Mena Jr. High Band students earned a seat in the All-Region Band this past weekend. Flute 3rd Band 4th Chair Nayeli Piñon Clarinet 3rd Band 12th Chair Olivia Perez 3rd Band 23rd Chair Tessa Williams Alto Sax 3rd Band 3rd Chair Kaylle Gates 3rd Alt Ivan Sanchez Tenor Sax 2nd Band 2nd Chair Tristan Hansen Bassoon 2nd Band 2nd Chair Eric Decker Trombone 3rd Band 2nd Chair Frank Smudrick 3rd Band 4th Chair Finleigh Robertson Baritone 3rd Band 4th Chair Gage Henry Tuba 3rd Band 8th Chair Dalton McEntire
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Basketball played at Fountain Lake on Friday. Ladycats - 40 Ft. Lake -34 Bearcats - 29 Ft. Lake - 51 Both teams will be back in action on Tuesday when they face Alma at the Union Bank Center.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Michael from the Arkansas Attorney General's office spoke to students at Holly Harshman Elementary on Friday about internet safety. https://arkansasag.gov/education-programs/internet-safety/
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena High School and Mena Middle School Special Olympics athletes were presented with their medals from the recent bowling competition on Friday in the Union Bank Center !
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to our second grade spelling bee winners! 1st Adaya Lindsey 2nd Zoey Werkhoven Alternate Savannah Goodnight
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
It was a great night of music at the Performing Arts Center on Thursday. The Mena High School Concert Band & Jazz Band filled the facility with Christmas & as always it was well received by those who attended.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Middle School Band performed their Christmas Concert for the public on Thursday. The large crowd in the Performing Arts Center responded with thunderous applause.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Beginner Band knocked it out of the park on Thursday night at the Performing Arts Center. They performed several holiday classics as a part of their Christmas Concert.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Jr. Ladycats improved to 6-4 on the season with a win on Thursday at the Union Bank Center. Jr. Ladycats - 26 Ft. Lake - 20 The girls return to the court on Monday at DeQueen. Games begin at 4:30pm. GO LADYCATS !!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Jr. Boys fought off a fourth quarter comeback to win on Thursday at the Union Bank Center. Jr. Bearcats - 34 Ft. Lake - 31 The boys improve to 4-4 & are back in action on Monday at DeQueen. GO BEARCATS!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The MENA HIGH SCHOOL Book Clubs met on Thursday and received their copy of the upcoming books! The clubs meet biweekly at lunchtime in the library.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Coaches have selected #20, Grayson Fairless, and #2, Tre McMellon, as the Farm Bureau Insurance Players of the Month for November. Grayson is a Senior this year and plays Center for the Lady Cats. She averaged 18.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1 assist, and 2 steals per contest, for the first 6 games of the season. She has already accepted a scholarship to play basketball for the Ouachita Baptist Lady Tigers next year! She plans to pursue a pre-med degree and then become a Doctor of Pharmacy, through the U of A system. Grayson is the daughter of Loyd and Angela Fairless of Hatfield. Tre is also a Senior this year and plays Point Guard for the Bearcats. He is the son of Jennifer and Chris McMellon. Tre averaged 9.5 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 steals per game, for the 5 games Mena played in November. Tre plans to attend UWI Welding School in Pottsville, upon his graduation from MHS and become a pipeline welder. Shown presenting Grayson and Tre with their Player of the Month game balls are, local Farm Bureau agent, Nathan Fowler, and Bearcat Head Coach, Randy Peters. Farm Bureau Insurance is a proud supporter of Mena High School athletics!!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to the first grade spelling bee winners at Louise Durham Elementary.! 1st place Ava Vaughn 2nd place Gracie Ludwig Alternate Adalynn McElveen
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena High School Bearcat Chorus filled the Performing Arts Center with Christmas cheer on Tuesday. Performing "Have a Holly, Jolly Christmas", "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree", "White Christmas" & "Carol of the Bells". The final song of the night featured the chorus & the Bearcat Bellas on "Christmas Cannon Rock". If you were not there you missed a great performance by a very talented group of students.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Bearcat Bellas were the highlight of the evening on Tuesday at the Union Bank Center. Performing "All I Want for Christmas is You", "Santa Baby" & "White Winter Hymnal" which drew the biggest applause of the night. Great job Bellas !!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena 7th & 8th Grade Choir performed their Christmas concert for the public on Tuesday at the Performing Arts Center. They sang "Jingle Bell Rock", "Run, Run Rudolph" & "Feliz Navidad" for the large crowd. They did a great job busting out those tunes !!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena 6th Grade Choir performed their Christmas show for the public on Tuesday at the Performing Arts Center. The group performed "Santa Claus is Coming to Town", "Winter Wonderland" & "Let it Go". The students did a fantastic job!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Bearcats fell to 0-5 with a loss on Tuesday night at the Union Bank Center ! Bearcats - 49 HS Lakeside - 56 The boys will look for their first win on Friday at Fountain Lake.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats lost a close one at home on Tuesday night at the Union Bank Center ! Ladycats - 33 HS Lakeside - 34 The girls play next on Friday at Fountain Lake.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mrs. Huffman's Book Club at Holly Harshman finished their totem poles after reading Touching Spirit Bear.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Jr. High Bearcats played Malvern at the Union Bank Center on Monday. Mena JV Boys - 9 Malvern - 22 Jr. Bearcats - 27 Malvern - 29 Mena is back in action on Thursday when they host Ft. Lake. Games begin at 4:30pm.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Jr. High Ladycats played Malvern at the Union Bank Center on Monday. Mena JV Girls - 19 Malvern - 4 Jr. Ladycats - 29 Malvern - 23 Mena is back in action on Thursday when they host Ft. Lake. Games begin at 4:30pm.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Basscats were back in action this past Saturday competing in the Arkansas Young Guns Tournament on Lake Dardanelle. Jarrett Burger and Austin Rose took 2nd place.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena basketball teams played in the Hot Springs Invitational on Friday. Ladycats - 19 Farmington - 51 Bearcats - 50 Earle - 58 The boys will play again on Saturday at 10:00am. The girls play on Saturday at 2:30pm.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
December 3, 2021 Yesterday, December 2, 2021, Mena Public School officials were made aware of a potential threat of violence made by two juvenile students in the district. School officials apprehended the students and notified the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. The students have been placed into the custody of the sheriff’s office and are not on campus. School district and sheriff’s office officials are conducting an investigation at this time.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Sr. High Basketball Teams competed at the Hot Springs Invitational on Thursday. LADYCATS- 40 RUSSELLVILLE - 38 The girls will play Farmington at 4pm on Friday at Hot Springs High School. BEARCATS - 16 HOT SPRINGS - 65 Mena boys will play Earle at 4pm today.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Holly Harshman Elementary 4th Grade qualifiers from each classroom competed in the grade level spelling bee on Friday. Congratulations to 4th Grade: 1st place: Channing Wimberly 2nd place: Zach Horn Alternate: Maybree Bates They will compete in the Polk County Spelling Bee on Tuesday, January 18th.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Holly Harshman Elementary 3rd Grade qualifiers from each classroom competed in the grade level spelling bee on Friday. Congratulations to 3rd Grade: 1st place: Eden Ward 2nd place: Avori Gortemiller Alternate: Peyton Sanchez They will compete in the Polk County Spelling Bee on Tuesday, January 18th.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Holly Harshman Elementary 5th Grade qualifiers from each classroom competed in the grade level spelling bee on Friday. Congratulations to 1st place: Brayden Wimberly 2nd place: Kinley Cox Alternate: Brandi Miller They will compete in the Polk County Spelling Bee on Tuesday, January 18th.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Jr. Boys pulled out a win on Thursday at the Union Bank Classic. Jr. Bearcats - 44 Dierks - 40 The boys will play Cossatot on Saturday at 4:45pm at the Union Bank Center.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Union Bank Classic got underway on Thursday at the Union Bank Center. The Jr. Ladycats battled back from an early deficit but lost the free throw battle in the final minutes. Jr. Ladycats -31 Dierks - 37 The Mena girls will face Cossatot at 3:30pm..
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Middle School students from various leadership organizations such as FBLA, FCCLA,Yearbook, Project Prevent, Leadership and Service Learning donated some of their time on Wednesday ringing the bell for Salvation Army.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Security Awareness Alert - December December is upon us and the holidays are here! This time is well known for good food, spending time with loved ones, and snazzy gifts. Did you know that cybercriminals love Christmas too? Seriously, it really is their favorite season. During the holidays we're all shopping on new sites, receiving all kinds of promotional emails, and seeing advertisements pop-up everywhere we look online. For cybercriminals, this creates the perfect environment to take advantage of regular folks like us. I don't know about you, but a cyberattack is a present that is best left unwrapped! Take 3 minutes this holiday season to protect yourself and your crew. You'll be smarter and safer in minutes! https://adesandbox.arkansas.gov/iframe...
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
A huge shout out is in order for Jesse Garcia & Sanctified Design Studio! Jesse created & donated a new banner for the Esports room at Mena High School. T The students were excited to to add some color and character to the bland walls. https://www.facebook.com/j.garcia479
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Bearcats trailed by three at the half & Waldron pulled away in the second half. Sr. Bearcats - 47 Waldron - 57 The boys will play Hot Springs on Thursday at 5:30pm in the first round of the Hot Springs Invitational. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics...
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Sr. Ladycats sprinted to an early lead & never looked back on Tuesday at the Union Bank Center. Sr. Ladycats - 52 Waldron - 21 The girls will face Russellville at 4:00pm on Thursday in the first round of the Hot Springs Invitational.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Jr. Bearcats played Waldron on Tuesday at the Union Bank Center. The teams swapped the lead throughout the game. Jr. Bearcats - 41 Waldron - 34 The Jr. Boys will play next on Thur. in the Union Bank Classic. Mena will face Dierks at 7:45pm
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Jr. Ladycats played a nail biter on Tuesday in Mena. Jr. Ladycats - 14 Waldron - 16 The Jr. Ladycats are back in action on Thursday in the Union Bank Classic. They will play Dierks at 4:00pm in the Union Bank Center.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS Project Prevent Team members spent their lunch on Tuesday spreading the nicotine free message. Members visited the local Humane Society, pet groomers and veterinarian offices. Members shared posters and brochures to encourage pet owners to not smoke around pets.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Fall Newsletter is in the mail. If you reside in the Mena School District it should be arriving in your mailbox soon. If you're impatient follow the link to read online. https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/1cClJnbQn0drr3iy4vIyASHRUE7fswjb9
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
You are invited !!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to Mena High School Sophomore CLAIRE WALSTON ! 5th place individual in the National 4-H Workout Contest. The contest was offered as a collaborative effort between Livestockjudging.com and 4-H. It consisted of 11 classes of various livestock species that competed in the North American International Livestock Expedition in Louisville, Kentucky earlier this month. Classes of livestock were video-taped during the show and then posted online for 4-H youth from all over the United States to judge and place in a virtual judging contest. Claire is the daughter of Matt and Heather Walston and is a member of the Hatfield 4-H Green Team.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Christmas lunch details !
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
3rd Grade & new students were assigned to their new house teams on Friday during the Live School Bid Day event at Holly Harshman Elementary. Each student is a part of the Radioactive Raptors, the Intimidators, Swamp Cats or the Electric Elite. The Radioactive Raptors have an early lead but it is a close race so far. Houses will compete with one another in various ways throughout the year.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Polk County Farm Bureau Women donated a book, "Tales of the Dairy Godmother", to Holly Harshman Elementary Library on Friday. Bridget Martin and Debbie Miller from Polk County Cooperative Extension Service taught a lesson on dairy and beef cattle. HHE 5th graders enjoyed parfaits and got to feed a baby calf!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to those 5th grade Bearcats on winning the food drive battle this week at Holly Harshman Elementary. Over 440 items were donated & the 5th grade led the way with 219 items donated. This food will be sent home for the thanksgiving break as a part of the backpack program.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena High School National English Honor Society students have a goal of completing a service project in each of the schools in the district this year. The members voted on projects and on Friday they had Thanksgiving activities with students at Holly Harshman Elementary.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Senior Class will be hosting a Chili Supper Fundraiser on Tuesday, November 30th in the MHS Cafeteria in conjunction with the basketball games against Waldron. Everyone is invited & we encourage you to come out and support this worthy cause!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
A big shout out to our friends at the Ten NIne Arena. They recently held a food drive for the schools backpack program. Mrs. Cox & her students were there to accept the donation at Mena High School on Thursday !!!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MHS Teacher Mr. Rodney Rowland was presented today with a National Citizenship Education Teacher Post Recognition Award, through the local Veterans of Foreign Wars. The award is in recognition for promoting citizenship education in the classroom and at school. Mr. Rowland was nominated for the award by an MHS student. Mr. Rowland is pictured here being presented the award by Mr. Eddie Cross, of the local VFW.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena bus drivers have reported an increase in the number of vehicles who are passing busses while red lights are flashing. Starting this school year, Arkansas law now requires drivers to stop at least 30 feet behind a stopped school bus. This law applies to drivers in all directions. It applies to roads, streets or highways open to the general public. A driver who breaks the law can be found guilty of a misdemeanor. The proscribed punishments are a fine of $250 to $1,000 and/or up to 90 days in jail. Follow this link to read Act 264 https://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/Acts/FTPDocument...
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Listen for LYNNLEE COOK during Bearcat News on Thursday 11/18 . Lynnlee will share information about the Mena Middle School FFA Food Drive. Bearcat News is heard on FM101 Mena Public Schools Radio at 5:30am 6:00am 6:30am 7:00am 7:30am 8:00am Noon 3:00pm 3:30pm
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Students from Mena Middle School are attending the Project Prevent Youth Led Fact Fed Annual Conference in Benton today. https://projectpreventar.org/
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to the following students for making the Region VIII All Region High School Jazz Band: Cadence Barnes- HS 2 nd band, 2 nd chair Alto Saxophone Alexyss Hilderbrand- HS Alto Saxophone Alternate Brenden Ricker- HS 1 st band, 2 nd chair Tenor Saxophone Kate McDonald-HS 2 nd band, 1 st chair Tenor Saxophone Emma Johnson-HS Baritone Saxophone Alternate Gage Gorden- HS 2 nd band, 1 st chair Trombone Hudson Vacca-HS 1 st band, 1 st chair Piano Lexi Williams- HS 1 st band, 1 st chair Bass Guitar Alexia Minzel-HS 2 nd band, 1 st chair Drums Congratulations to the following students for making the Region VIII All Region Junior High Jazz Band: Carter Cossey-JH 1 st band, Alto Saxophone Jokiah Look- JH 1 st band, Baritone Saxophone Scottie Gragg-JH 1 st band, 4 th chair Trumpet Nick Williams-JH 1 st band, 9 th chair Trumpet Jerod Winger-JH Trumpet Alternate Kaielor Hastey- JH 1 st band, 3 rd chair Trombone Nathan Needham- JH 1 st band, 4 th chair Trombone Frank Smuderick- JH 1 st band, 5 th chair Trombone Andrew Schnell- JH 1 st band, 1 st chair Guitar Congratulations to the following students for qualifying to try out for the Arkansas All-state Jazz Band: Brenden Ricker-Tenor Saxophone Hudson Vacca-Piano Lexi Williams-Bass Guitar
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
New Mena School Board Zones have been drawn and the board approved those new zones at their meeting on Tuesday.. According to the latest census Mena’s population now exceeds the 10% minority threshold. This means that board zones will be required in the future. In December, the two at large members from the two zones with two current board members will be determined.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Sr. Girls kicked off the basketball season on Tuesday at the Union Bank Center with a win. Mena Ladycats - 57 Foreman - 17 Mena is back in action on Tuesday, November 30th when they host Waldron.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Jr. Girls played their first home game on Tuesday at the Union Bank Center. Jr. Ladycats - 39 Foreman - 13 Mena improves to 2-3 on the season and will be back in action on Tuesday, November 30th when they host Waldron.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Bearcat Coaches select #14, Caleb Peters, as the Farm Bureau Insurance Player of the Week vs Trumann. Caleb is a Senior, Wide Receiver / Cornerback for the Bearcats. Game stats included 12 receptions for 145 yards and one TD, plus 8 tackles on Defense last Friday, in the first round of the 4A State Playoffs. Trumann however, won the contest 27-14, thus ending the Bearcats 2021 season, with a final record of 5-6. Caleb is the son of Brandon and Mary Peters. He also plays basketball and baseball for the Bearcats. He enjoys playing video games when he is not busy with school activities or studying. Caleb plans to attend UA Rich Mountain next year and hopes to obtain a degree in Business Management. Shown presenting Caleb with Week #11’s game ball, is Bearcat Assistant Coach, Kyle Smithers, and Farm Bureau Agency Manager, Tony Hooper. Farm Bureau Insurance is a proud supporter of Mena Bearcat Athletics!! Mena High School
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Jr. Ladycats & Bearcats played games at Jessieville on Monday. Jr. JV Girls Mena - 20 Jessieville - 8 Jr. Girls Jessieville - 39 Mena - 16 Jr. JV Boys Jessieville - 26 Mena - 24 Jr. Boys Mena - 43 Jessieville - 24 The Mena Jr. & Sr. Ladycats will play Foreman on Tuesday at the Union Bank Center.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mrs. Floyds first grade has been working on writing our own informational books. Monday the authors shared what they wrote with their book buddies!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Sheli Chaney's classes at Mena Middle School participated in a book tasting on Monday. Students tried out different books to decide which they would like to read. They each read a brief part of the books and book reviews to see if it was something they would be interested in.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mrs. Plunkett’s 2nd grade students started their unit on the Wompanaog Native Americans! They built wetu houses and learned their history in Massachusetts!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Follow thye linkto hear CAMILLE PHILPOT & her report on this week at Louise Durham Elementary. https://www.facebook.com/MenaPublicSchools/videos/941591376465866/
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Bearcats competed again this year in the 2021 Farm Bureau River Valley All-Star Invitational 5K Cross Country Meet in Mansfield. Brody Brown, Trevin Plunkett and Cooper Plunkett represented Mena. Very proud of Cooper for placing 5th overall.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Kindergarten class enjoyed hearing Coach Rose talk about his time in the Marine Corps on Veteran’s Day under the flags at Louise Durham. He talked about how much Veterans mean to our country and the important part they play in our freedom. Thank you Coach Rose and all Vets.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Book Fair at Holly Harshman Elementary begins on Monday November 15th - 19th....
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Book Fair will be held this week at Louise Durham Elementary. Flyers have been sent home with students. Shopping is only for students during the school day Monday- Thursday November 15-18
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Middle School Leadership Students volunteered at the Veterans Day Luncheon held at UA Rich Mountain on Thursday ! https://www.facebook.com/UARichMountain/
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena football season came to a close on Friday night. The Bearcats lost a first round playoff game to Trumann by a score of 14-27.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Pilar Fowler from Union Bank of Mena presented information about the banking industry and careers to Karen Purvis and Kristi Wilson’s classes at Mena High School on Friday !
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Holly Harshman Elementary wrapped up Book Week on Friday morning with a character parade !
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Holly Harshman Elementary announced their Children's Book Week Winner on Thursday. They are: READ-A-THON Cooper Evans Blaisen Bowls Rayleigh Allen Landon Blehm Allison Morse Wyatt Himes Khuplawh Dopmul Kerry Irons Barrett Frost NECKTIE DAY Levi Chambers Rhylen Henry Jacee Hoobler Serenity Hogan Larson Wood Zane Goodnight BUTTONS Rylen Vekre Macy Flores Bo Starr Riley Hill Aria Crider Harper Bentley Jack Parsons Abree Hankammer Camryn Stepp Kenley Cochran Linda Logan Lexie Thomas POSTER Raelynn Wells Malachi Murphy Gloria Roberts Karsyn Baber Christopher Yang Breken Wright HONORABLE MENTION Talen West Marquis Aviles Emily PIlgrim Lynn Walters Daxx Chambers Sileana Hicks Joseph Williams Eric Baker Cooper Rowe
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The 2021/2022 Holly Harshman Elementary Ambassadors were recognized on Wednesday. This years ambasssadors are Adalee Hobson Jasper Holt Lainey Smart Rayden Lopez Kaylee Cox Talen West Harper Bentley Jerome Warner Kaylee Hankins Dawson Manley Landon Blehm Melanie Cude Brady Jones Levi Boyd Samantha Dowdy Hadlee Childress Karsyn Baber Halia Peterson Brayden Wimberly Angelina Wisnoski Parker Baber Avery Singleton Stradden House Sileana Hicks Daxx Chambers Jaslyn Turner Khuplawh Dopmul Emmaly Dominguez Kamdon Rowe Katy Anne Goodnight Logan Winger Serenity Hogan Wesley Warren Avori Gortemiller Damien Britton Macy Flores Aiden Holloway
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Polk County Extension Homemakers, in conjunction with Salvation Army, made a donation of self care items to Mena High School today. Pictured here are Sharon Hose and Bridgett Martin, of the Polk County Extension Homemakers, giving the items to MHS Assistant Principal Ms. Amy Montgomery for the products to be used by students of the school.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Wednesday was Crazy Sock Day for the Children's Book Week Celebration at Holly Harahman Elementary !
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School Senior Grayson Fairless signed her letter of intent this morning to attend college at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia after high school graduation, with plans of playing for the OBU Tigers women's basketball team.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Necktie Day for the Children's Book Week Celebration at Holly Harahman Elementary !
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to Heather Catlett for receiving the Mena High School Teacher of Month Award. This teacher is chosen by all students at MHS. It was stated that Ms. Catlett brightens everyone’s day without fail. She always has a smile and is helpful and understanding. Her classroom is a fun learning environment and she is an amazing teacher. Ms. Catlett will receive a certificate and a cupcake from Sassafras Bakehouse.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
This is Children's Book Week at Holly Harshman Elementary. In these photos fifth grade students are seen working on their posters for the poster contest.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena football fell at Lamar by a final score of 9-21. The playoffs begin next week & you can find out where the Bearcats will play by checking the bracket at the link. https://scorebooklive.com/arkansas/football/brackets/2021-arkansas-football-4a-bracket
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Holly Harshman 3rd graders found a new and creative way to learn in Mrs. Ford & Mrs. White's classes on Friday. Paper Airplane Prepositions were a big hit.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Holly Harshman Elementary 5th graders took a field trip to the Mena National Guard Armory on Friday,
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Bearcat Cross Country Team competed in the 4A State Championship at Oaklawn in Hot Springs on Friday. The team finished 9th overall, COOPER PLUNKETT & TRE MCMELLON were All State performers. Plunkett finished 15th & McMellon finished 18th. See complete results at the link below. https://ar.milesplit.com/meets/435156-arkansas-state-cross-country-championships-2021/results/780793#.YYV7o2DMLIU
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Aria was the first weekly winner in our cafeteria coloring contest!!👏🏻👏🏻 HHE Students receive a coloring sheet every time they eat breakfast in the cafeteria. When they turn in their coloring sheet, it is then put in a drawing to receive a $10 gift card on Friday.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The 5th & 6th grade teams from Holly Harshman Elementary & Mena Middle School competed in the Polk County Quiz Bowl on Thursday at UA Rich Mountain. Team A placed 2nd, and Team B placed 4th. Mena Team A will travel to the Dequeen Mena Educational Service Cooperative on January 21st for the Elementary Quiz Bowl Final.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School Theatre held their dress rehearsal for "The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood" on Tuesday night. The first public performance will be Saturday at 7:30pm & another public performance will be Sunday at 2:30pm. All performances will take place in the MHS Performing Arts Center. Admission is $5.00 & you are invited to attend !
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The 1st annual CTSO Fall Fest and Kickball tournament was held on Tuesday at Union Bank Park. Thanks to Shelter Insurance and Baywash Car Wash for donating prizes for the winning Kickball Team. Kickball Tournament Winners 1st Place: FFA 2nd Place: The White Lies 3rd Place: Y.M.C. 4th Place: The Grass Saints 5th Place: We Kick Balls
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
It's another wet & cold day in Mena & that makes it a great day to practice indoors. The Bearcat football team prepared for Friday's game at Lamar on Wednesday morning in the Southern Sports Academy facility. The Mena School Board approved an agreement at their August meeting for unlimited use of the facility with no long term contract.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to all of these Survey of Business Students who passed a Nationally recognized industry certification test in Microsoft Word 2019. EXPERT LEVEL Elijah Smith Kendall Posey Nathaniel Jewell Yennyte Tecson Zachary Sweet ASSOCIATE LEVEL Addison Thomas Austin Adair Blade Hebert Briley Dean Briley Parker Carter Cossey Christian Markus Elijah Smith Elizabeth Taylor Ethan Scott gabe corcoran Gracie Fairless Greyson Moore Isabel Cross Isabel Vacca Jayden Felix Jocelyn Hernandez Kaelyn Nichols Kendall Posey Logan Brown Marlenne Cecilio Mia Goforth Michael Escobar Nathaniel Jewell Nathaniel Needham Nicholas Williams Pablo Subias Rhett Brotherton Sarah Cannon Sofia Gonzalez Sophie Brewer Yennyte Tecson Zachary Sweet McKenzie Knighten
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
3 Questions With… MHS Senior Jaimeson Biard 1. Q: What's the most important thing Theatre has taught you that you will use in the future? A: I would say theater has taught me how to not take life for granted. There’s so much to do and to create. Acting is a good way to express it. 2. Q: If you had the world's attention for a minute, what would you say? A: I would Rick Roll them. 3. Q: If you can gain two superpowers for a day, what would they be and why? A: Probably super strength and flight. I can literally do anything with that. Be anywhere, and throw the Statue of Liberty.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Basscats were in action this past weekend. Austin Rose and Jarrett Burger(Sr Div), Waylon Head and Braxton Philpot(Jr Div) competed in the Arkansas Young Guns tournament Saturday on Lake Hamilton. Rose and Burger took 5th place. On Sunday the Basscats competed in the Arkansas Youth Fishing Federation Tournament held on Lake Degray. Rose and Burger placed 3rd in the High School division. The Basscats will be back in action at Lake Dardanelle on Saturday November 27th.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Friday was the last day of Red Ribbon Week at Holly Harshman Elementary & everyone caught the wave to be drug free !
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Friday was the last day of Red Ribbon Week at Louise Durham elementary & everyone caught the wave to be drug free !
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Friday was the last day of Red Ribbon Week at Mena Middle School & everyone caught the wave to be drug free !
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School English Classes were treated to the MHS Theatre Department production of "The Poe Show" in the Performing Arts Center on Friday.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Being Barry the Bearcat is a hot & tough job. But it does have it's perks. GO BARRY !!!!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Laura Taylor and Stephanie Bell from the state Project Prevent Leadership Team were at Mena Middle School on Friday spreading the be tobacco free message to students. MMS students took advantage of the opportunity to pledge to be tobacco/nicotine free. There were 188 pledges made. Red Ribbon Week 2021 was a big success at MMS!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Lance Spinger, Will Sheffield, Tracy Nealy, and Bill Savell, softball and baseball coaches from the University of Arkansas at RIch Mountain, spoke this morning about careers related to coaching and teaching at Mena High School. Students were invited to attend their presentation based on their "liked" career choices in Xello. Xello is the career planning software program MHS students are using to learn more about their skills, knowledge, and plans for their future careers.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School JAG students took advantage of an opportunity to mentor at Holly Harshman Elementary on Thursday.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Project Prevent coloring contest winners were announced at the Red Ribbon Rally on Friday. The Holly Harshman Winners were 3rd Grade - Cheyenne Smith 4th Grade - Lyela Hohman 5th grade - Malachi Murphy
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Red Ribbon Week fun peaked on Thursday at Mena Middle School. The theme was "Drug Free in the Country". Students & staff broke out the western wear. We will continue to encourage our students to stay drug free on Friday with Beach/ Hawaiian attire for "Catch the Wave to be Drug Free" !
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
There will be a Mena Senior Parent event planning meeting on Wednesday, November 17th at 5:30 pm in the Mena High School Library. These events include after prom & the winter formal.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Red Ribbon Week continued on Wednesday at Holly Harshman Elementary with Tie Dye/Hippie attire. We continue to encourage students to be drug free on Thursday when the theme is "Drug Free in the Country".
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Red Ribbon Week continued on Wednesday at Louise Durham Elementary with Tie Dye/Hippie attire. We continue to encourage students to be drug free on Thursday when the theme is "Drug Free in the Country".
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Red Ribbon Week continued on Wednesday at Mena MIddle School with Tie Dye/Hippie attire. We continue to encourage students to be drug free on Thursday when the theme is "Drug Free in the Country".
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycat volleyball season came to an end at the 4A State Tournament on Wednesday. Brookland defeated Mena 3-2 by a score of 22-25, 25-20, 28-26, 15-25 & 14-16. Thank you Ladycats for a great season !!!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
It's a wet day in Mena & that makes it a great day to practice indoors. Coach Sandifer & the Bearcat baseball team did just that Wednesday at the Southern Sports Academy. The Mena School Board approved an agreement at their August meeting for unlimited use of the facility with no long term contract.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congrats to Autumn Lockhart for winning $50 from Mena High School FCCLA in the “Sell 5 First Day” drawing! Thank you to all of our members who sold cookie dough to help support our organization. Pictured with Autumn is Vice President Will Davis & Secretary Carleigh Smart.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Middle School Project Prevent Team and Pony Express Printing of Mena sponsored Red Ribbon Week bookmarks for all MMS students. The message to students is vaping is a trick not a treat!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Day 2 of Red Ribbon Week at Holly Harshman Elementary. Pajama Day was a hit. Wednesday is Tie Dye/Hippie Day.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Day 2 of Red Ribbon Week at Louise Durham Elementary. Pajama Day was a hit. Wednesday is Tie Dye/Hippie Day.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Day 2 of Red Ribbon Week at Mena Middle School. Pajama Day was a hit. Wednesday is Tie Dye/Hippie Day.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to Mena High School Senior CALEB PETERS ! Caleb set a Mena Bearcat record with 16 catches in last weeks game... GO CALEB & GO BEARCATS !!!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats defeated Pottsville 3-0 in the first round of the 4A State Volleyball Tournament on Tuesday. The score was 25-17, 25-12 & 25-10. Mena will play the winner of the Brookland/Farmington game on Wednesday at 4pm. The games are being played at Shiloh in Springdale.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Bearcat Coaches have selected # 66, Bobby Wallis, as the Farm Bureau Insurance Player of the Game vs Dardanelle. Bobby is a Senior this season for the Bearcats and hardly ever leaves the field, playing both Defensive End and Offensive Tackle, plus all specialty teams for the Bearcats. Bobby had 3 tackles including one spectacular TD saving tackle Friday night and he graded out at 93% from the offensive line vs the Sand Lizards. Mena lost the high scoring contest 56-42. Bobby is the son of Robert Wallis and Stephanie and Rick Brown. Bobby also plays basketball, soccer, and is on the track team for the Bearcats. His hobbies include hunting, hanging out with friends, and he is really into photography. He takes pictures for the Junior High sports programs when he can. After High School, Bobby plans to attend AR Tech University and get a coaching degree. This week, Bobby and the Bearcats travel to face a tough Lamar Warrior team, who has only suffered 1 loss all season. Playoff seeding is dependent upon the outcome of this Friday’s game. Shown presenting Bobby with Week #9’s game ball is, Bearcat Assistance Coach, Ryan Luttmer, and Farm Bureau agent, Nathan Fowler. Farm Bureau Insurance is a proud supporter of Bearcat Athletics !!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mrs Rose is presenting an anti-drug program called “Natural High” to 6th grade students at Mena Middle School as part of Red Ribbon Week !
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Holly Harshman students really enjoyed the first day of Red Ribon Week ! Today was America Monday & Tuesday will be Pajama Day!!!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Middle School students really enjoyed the first day of Red Ribon Week ! Today was America Monday & Tuesday will be Pajama Day!!!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Louise Durham students really enjoyed the first day of Red Ribon Week ! Today was America Monday & Tuesday will be Pajama Day!!!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena senior boys competed in the Tom Stuthard Top 25 Cross Country Meet on Wednesday at the Mena LIons Club Course. TRE MCMELLON led the Bearcats with a 3rd place finish. TREVIN PLUNKETT was right behin in 4th, BRODY BROWN finished 8th, COOPER PLUNKETT was 9th & CONNOR EFIRD finished 14th.. You can see complete results at the link below https://az.milesplit.com/meets/445692-tom-stuthard-top-25-2021/results/777024
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Bearcats fell to 5-4 on the season after losing to Dardanelle 42-56 on Friday. Mena has an open date coming up & will play at Lamar in two weeks in the final regular season game. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter_ids=19617
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
If you are registered for the October 23rd ACT at Mena High School, please report to the Performing Arts Center at 7:45 am. Bring your admission ticket, id, a pencil, and a calculator if you have one. Also, you may bring a water bottle and a snack for break.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
3 Questions With…. MHS Senior Bethany Settle Q: What has been your favorite thing from this year so far and why? A: My favorite thing from this year so far has definitely been getting to make new memories with friends that I know will go different ways than me once we graduate. Q: If you had an entrance song when you entered school what would it be and why? A: Any fun and upbeat song, because I like to try and make people's days better if I can. Q: What is something you enjoy doing in your free time, why and when did you get into doing it? A: Something I enjoy doing in my free time would be reading. I like it because it helps me escape to a different world. I got into it when I was little and lost contact with it for a while but got back into it a few years ago.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Club Expo for 11th & 12th grades was held today in the Union Bank Center at Mena High School. Students were given the opportunity to explore & learn about the various clubs they can join at MHS. 9th & 10th grades attended the Club Expo on Wednesday.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
It's a great feeling the day your letterman jacket arrives !
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School students who saved Nurse Practitioner in Xello as a career option were able to speak to Mrs. Debbie Fairless on Friday. This was a great opportunity for those students to learn about the career path as well as the positives & negatives of Nurse Practitioner as an occupation. Next Friday coaches from U.A. Rich Mountain will be on campus to speak to students interested in coaching as a career.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Ms. Kropp & her theatre group from Mena High School visited the 5th graders at Holly Harshman Elementary on Friday & performed a skit on bullying.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Polk County Deputy Justin Wagner spoke to 3rd & 4th grade students at Holly Harshman Elementary on Friday. Wagner was there to raise awareness about drugs & about bullying.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to Deedra Hooker for receiving the Mena High School Teacher of Month Award. This teacher is chosen by all students at MHS. It was stated that Ms. Hooker creates a calm learning environment in her classroom.. She is kind, helpful, and makes learning fun and interesting. She always encourages students to do their best. Ms. Hooker will receive a certificate and a cupcake for Sassafras Bakehouse.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
This year’s 2021 Mena Ladycat Volleyball team features three Seniors, and tonight was their final home game of their playing career. Recognized tonight were Seniors Grayson Fairless, Bethany Godwin, and Rachel Wilson.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Jr. Bearcats had a tough time finding the end zone on Thursday at Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium. Dardanelle won the game by a score of 6-29. The Jr. Bearcats finished the season with a record of 5-4.. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter_ids=20082
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena 7th Grade Bearcats mounted a furious come back in the second half on Thursday but came up a little short. Dardanelle won the game by a score of 22-24. The 7th grade finishes the season with a 5-3 record. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter_ids=20082
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats played their final home volleyball game on Thursday at the Union Bank Center. The Ladycats defeated Bauxite 3-1 by a score of 25-3, 25-10, 22-25 & 25-9. Mena will be back in action on Tuesday at Noon in the 4A State Tournament ! GO LADYCATS !!!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The first Jr. High Pep Rally was held today at Jim Rackley Gymnasium & the 6th grade won the spirit stick !!!! GO BEARCATS!!!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
3 Questions With… MHS Senior Elizabeth Williams Q: What is your favorite thing to do after school and why? A: I spend time with my family and friends, because family is important to me. Q: How long have you been racing, and why did you start? A: I have only raced a few times. It is my dad that races and that is how I got into racing. I mainly do the mechanic work. Q: If you could travel back in time and make it back safely, where/what time would you choose? A: I would go back to 2010 and here in Mena to fix some things that had happened to prevent how I am feeling now.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats played at Ft. Lake on Tuesday. The Sr. Girls JV won 25-13 & 25-19. The Varsity won 25-19, 26-28, 25-10 & 25-11 With that victory, the Ladycats secured the 4A West Conference Championship and a #1 seed in the 4A State Tournament which begins on Tuesday at Shiloh Christian in Springdale.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Bearcat & Ladycat cross country teams competed in the 7-4A Comference Meet on Tuesday. All conference performers were Cooper Plunkett, Trevin Plunkett, Connoe Efird & Tre Mcmellon! The Bearcats finished as the district runner-up. Be looking for complete results at the links below. http://macdonaldtiming.com/schedule.html https://ar.milesplit.com/results
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Bearcat Coaches have selected #54, Jordan Roberts, as the Farm Bureau Insurance Player of the Week vs. Ozark. Jordan is a Senior and plays Defensive Tackle for the Bearcats this season. Jordan had 6 tackles on the night and 2 were for loss of yardage. Jordan is the son of Chris and Leah Roberts and big brother to sister, Jaden, who is a 9th grader at MHS. Jordan enjoys hunting, fishing, and just about anything to do with the outdoors. After graduation, he plans to go to work with his Father and Grandfather, Wes, in the construction business. This week, Jordan and the Bearcats will travel to take on the 4-4 Dardanelle Sand Lizards. A home field playoff game is on the line, if Mena can win there and at Lamar in Week #10. Shown presenting Jordan with Week # 8’s game ball is Farm Bureau Agency Manager, Tony Hooper, and Bearcat Assistant Coach, Chad Arnold. Farm Bureau Insurance is a proud supporter of Mena Bearcat Athletics!!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Thank you to each student who made attendance a priority in September. According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, "Students who attend school regularly have been shown to achieve at higher levels than students who do not have regular attendance." When you choose to be on campus every day, you show how much you value your education! Each month we will be rewarding those students who choose to value their education through perfect attendance. Each of you have the same opportunity each month! Each student who shows their dedication through perfect attendance will be awarded each month. These students will be rewarded very soon for their September Perfect Attendance. Taeyon Anderton Ryleigh Armstrong Maria Bazzarri Lukas Charbonnier Blayze Chitty Cheuk Lam Chiu Karson Cochran Eric Decker Jacob Deramus Sara Dozier Michael Escobar Sofia Ferri Aiden Golden Devin Gorden Gage Gordden Amy Gragg Christina Gragg Alexyss Hilderbrand Jokia Look Nathaniel Needham Ali Ogden Aryana Ortiz Kendall Posey Avery Powell Nathan Raney Brenden Ricker Ranessa Ricker Kensey Rosson Charleigh Self Karley Sharp Logan Shone Christian Stewart Michael Sullivan McKenzi Summit Annika Thompson Rachel Wilson
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MHS VEIN DRAIN IS OCTOBER 20th !
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
National School Bus Safety Week was the result of a letter-writing campaign to President Nixon in 1969. Founded by Dick Fischer, a former school district transportation director in California, the first NSBSW was held in 1970. In 1975, the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) was founded. The NAPT, along with the National School Transportation Association (NSTA) and National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPT), hosts National Bus Safety Week each year.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to Bailey Benner on making the All Region Jr. High Choir . Bailey is in the 8th grade at Mena Middle School. GO BAILEY!!!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Jr. Ladycats won the 4A West District Tournament Championship on Saturday in Bauxite. Mena defeated Fountain Lake 25-7 / 25-19 & Malvern in the finals 25-22 / 25-11. GO LADYCATS !!!!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Ozark defeated Mena 47-8 on Friday night. The Bearcats have a record of 5-3/3-1 & will play at Dardanelle on Friday 10/22. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter_ids=19617
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Jr. Ladycats are conference champs & the #1 seed in the district tournament. Their first game is at 11:00am on Saturday at Bauxite against the winner of the Arkadelphia/Ft. Lake game. GO LADYCATS !!!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats defeated Little Rock Mills 3-0 on Thursday. The score was 25-0, 25-2 & 25-10. The Ladycats remain undefeated in conference play & they will play at Fountain Lake on Tuesday. GO LADYCATS !!!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
It was not a good night for Mena on Thursday at Bob Carver Bearcats Stadium. Ozark defeated the Jr. High Bearcats by a score of 40-6. Mena will take a 5-3 record into next weeks game when they host Dardanelle. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter_ids=20082
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena 7th grade lost to Ozark on Thursday 0-32. The Bearcats are now 5-2 on the season & will play Dardanelle next Thursday at Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter_ids=20082
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
3 Questions With… MHS Senior Wilson Hughes 1.Q- Regardless of money, what is one piece of clothing/shoes you would buy? A- I would buy a Prada trench jacket. 2.Q- Top movie of all time and why? A- Fantastic Mr. Fox the way the story is told and the stop motion is amazing and also the colors. 3.Q- How much do you think your collection of shoes and clothes is? A- $7,000 See Less
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The 2021 MHS School Play is drawing nearer, as rehearsals and preparations continue toward the November performances of The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School Theatre III performed BEOWULF for the 12th grade english classes on Thursday at the Performing Arts Center. As always Ms. Kropp & her students delivered an outstanding performance. GO BEARCATS !
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Bearcat Esports is off and running. Students were practicing under the guidance of the tech team today at Mena High School !
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MHS VEIN DRAIN IS OCTOBER 20th !
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
During the 2nd full week in October, National School Lunch Week shines the spotlight on the programs and nutritious food served up every day throughout the school year. Many cafeteria staff often know a child’s eating habits as well as a parent does. They often know each child by name. At the Mena Public Schools we appreciate our friends at Aramark for feeding our students a delicious & nutritious meal every school day !
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
3 Questions With... MHS Senior Maddie Wigley 1.Q: What is your favorite place to go and why is it your favorite place? A: Mt.Jewett, PA. There is a lot of my family history there. 2. Q: What is your favorite videogame/games in general, and what makes them your favorite? A: I play a lot of Stardew Valley and I used to play Star Wars- Battlefront with my dad. 3. Q: Who is your favorite artist and when did you start listening to them? A: One of my favorite Artists is Taylor Swift. I started listening to her around kindergarten and she was someone I looked up to. It was really empowering to see a woman growing her music career from such a young age. I looked up to her a lot.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
THE BEARCAT FOOTBALL GAME ON FRIDAY NIGHT AT OZARK IS THE HOOTENS 4A GAME OF THE WEEK… THE WINNER WILL WALK AWAY WITH THE CONFERENCE LEAD… WE NEED A BIG CROWD AT THE GAME TO SUPPORT THE BEARCATS BUT OF YOU CAN’T GO TO THE GAME YOU CAN WATCH THE BEARCAT FOUNDATION BROADCAST ON THE MENA BEARCATS YOU TUBE CHANNEL… THAT MAKES NOW A GOOD TIME TO FOLLOW THE LINK BELOW & SUBSCRIBE TO THE CHANNEL. IT'S FREE & YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED EVERYTIME A BEARCAT BROADCAST BEGINS !!! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClCfL11AKAgHnkcuYEooH2w
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MENA HIGH FBLA, FCCLA and FFA members are invited to the 1st Annual CTSO Fall Fest on November 2nd from 5 - 7pm at the Ladycat softball field at Union Bank Park. Members can attend for free and bring a guest for $5. THERE will BE food, games, a kickball tournament and loads of fun! Students should be watching their email for more information!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
JR. LADYCATS CLAIM 4A WEST CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP! The Jr. Ladycats defeated Arkadelphia 2-0 on Tuesday & claimed the conference championship. Mena will be the one seed in the district volleyball tournament at Bauxite on Saturday.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Jr. Ladycats defeated Arkadelphia 2-0 on Tuesday & claimed the conference championship. Mena will be the one seed in the district volleyball tournament at Bauxite on Saturday. The Mena Ladycats defeated Arkadelphia on Tuesday at the Union Bank Center 3-0. The score was 25-17, 25-14 & 25-13. Mena Volleyball improves to 11-0 in conference & will play at Little Rock Mills on Thursday! GO LADYCATS !
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Jr. & Sr. Ladycats played at Malvern on Monday. The 7th grade won their match & the Jr. High won 2-0. The Sr. High JV won 2-0 & the senior high won 3-0. Mena Volleyball will host Arkadelphia on Tuesday at the Union Bank Center. Games begin at 4:00pm.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mrs. Chaney’s 8th grade literacy classes at Mena Middle School are engaged in a genre lesson on dystopian literature.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Jr. High Cheer Team is fired up about the first pep rally for 6th-9th grades coming up on Thursday, October 21st at Jim Rackley Gymnasium ! GO BEARCATS !!!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Bearcat Coaches select #22, Blake Brown, as the Farm Bureau Insurance Player of the Week vs. Dover. Blake and the Bearcats forced Dover into a mercy rule situation last Friday night and came out winning by a final score of 40-14, handing the Pirates their 6th loss of the season. Mena now stands at 5-2. Blake is a Senior this year and the son of Scott and Randi Brown. Blake had 2 TD receptions for 86 total yards on Offense, plus 5 tackles from his Cornerback position on Defense. He also scored the game winning TD the prior week vs. Pottsville. Blake also plays baseball and basketball for the Bearcats and is an avid bow hunter in the fall. After graduation next Spring, Blake plans to attend UA Rich Mountain, then transfer to the UofA in Fayetteville and major in Agriculture. This week, Blake and the Bearcats travel to Ozark, to take on the Hillbillies, currently at 3-2 for the year. Shown presenting Week #7’s game ball, are Farm Bureau agent (and proud Grandpa) Andy Brown, and Bearcat Offensive Coordinator, Landon Dover. Farm Bureau Insurance is a proud supporter of Mena Bearcat athletics!!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Sgt. Minor and Sgt. Taylor were at Mena High School on Monday sharing info with interested students about a career in the military.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Thank you Mena McDonald’s for honoring our educators with FREE meals!! They were so excited to get this treat 😆! *just have your school ID*
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
These Mena High School students have been selected for All-Region choir: Mixed Choir: Raphael Overturf - 3rd Chair, Bass 2 Holiday Neufeld - 3rd Chair, Soprano 2 Yennyte Tecson - 19th Chair, Soprano 1 Treble Choir: Shantal Tecson - 6th Chair, Soprano 2 Miranda Burt - 7th Chair, Soprano 1 Isabel Adams - 18th Chair, Soprano 2 Emily Dodson - 25th Chair, Soprano 1 Abi Koppein - 28th Chair, Soprano 2 Male Choir: Blayze Chitty - 21st Chair, Bass 2 Congratulations & GO BEARCATS !!!!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Tote that rock & listen to FM101 ! For Bearcat News & school info! Plus the wildest music mix ever! Mena Public Schools Radio! https://www.facebook.com/FM101-100723419049049
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Rachel Wilson created this miniature Eiffel Tower in the new Makerspace in the Mena High School Library. So amazing watching the students creativity come to life!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats beat Paris 3-0 back on September 20th at the Union Bank Center but could not get past them on Saturday. Paris gave Mena their second loss of the season in the championship game at the Paris Tournament. The Mena JV won the silver bracket at the Paris Tournament on Saturday. The Ladycats beat the Mayflower varsity 2 to 0 in the finals. Go Ladycats!!!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to the Mena Bearcat Marching Band on receiving 1st Division Band, 1st Division Drum Major, 1st Division Percussion, and 1st Division Color Guard at the Bulldog Invitational Marching Contest held Saturday in Waldron. Next is the Region VIII Marching Assesment on Tuesday at Fort Smith Northside. GO BEARCATS !!!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena football improved to 5-2 on the season & 3-0 in conference play with a 40-14 win over Dover Friday night. Mena will play at Ozark next week. GO BEARCATS !!! https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter_ids=19617
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
A huge thank you to Don's E-Z Pay for your generous donation to the Mena Middle School Family and Consumer Science classroom! The new washer and dryer will get so much use school wide!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
A huge thank you to Don't E-Z Pay for your generous donation to the Mena Middle School Family and Consumer Science classroom! The new washer and dryer will get so much use school wide!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Volleyball played on the road at Magnolia on Thursday ! Junior JV Mena-2 Magnolia-1 Junior High Mena-2 Magnolia-0 Senior High Mena-3 Magnolia-0 The Sr. Ladycats will play in a tournament this Saturday in Paris. The Jr. Ladycats is on Tuesday when 7th, Jr. High & Sr. High will host Arkadelphia at the Union Bank Center. GO LADYCATS!!!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Jr. High Football played on Thursday at Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium. The Bearcats defeated Dover by a score of 42-22 & improved their record to 5-2. The Junior Bearcats will host Ozark next Thursday. GO BEARCATS !!!!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to our Cattle Exhibitors at AYE. Addi Dollar placed first in class with her Beefmaster. Taylor Thacker placed 3rd With Maine and 7th with Hereford.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena 7th Grade football played an exciting game against Dover on Thursday at Boib Carver Bearcat Stadium. The Bearcats won by a score of 16-14 & improve their record top 5-1. The 7th grade Bearcats will host Ozark next Thursday. GO BEARCATS !!!!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
HHE Students using Ben Q Boards for review in Mrs. Newbolt’s class.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
NEW Basketball 🏀 goals have been put up at HHE! This type of incentive comes from our 🍿 popcorn sales! Keep up the great work selling- it leads to great rewards! Thank you parents, guardians, & students !!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Red Ribbon Week is coming up later this month & LDE has released their dress up day info.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Red Ribbon Week is coming up later this month & MMS has released their dress up day info.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Are you Listening to FM101 ? It's 101% Bearcat !!! Mena Public Schools Radio !!!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mrs. Ford and Mrs. White's 3rd grade students at Holly Harshman Elementary are "Falling" into multiplication arrays!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Today is National Coaches Day & at Mena Public Schools we have some of the best. CRAIG BENTLEY BRAD LYLE ANDREA HUGHES SAMANTHA BREEDLOVE TIA FRYER RAY HUNTER RANDY PETERS CHAD ARNOLD SCOTT WRIGHT HEATHER GOSS RYAN LUTTMER KYLE SMITHERS MATT SANDIFER LANDON DOVER ISAAC MINTON In1972 ​President Richard Nixon signs a proclamation declaring October 6 as National Coaches Day. It states: "Coaches are highly qualified teachers—in highly specialized fields. But more than that, they are friends and counselors who help instill in their players important attitudes that will serve them all their lives."
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Ladycat Volleyball picked up win number 17 on Tuesday at the Union Bank Center. Mena defeated Camden Fairview 3-0 by a score of 25-13, 25-1 & 25-7. The Ladycats are now 7-0 in conference play & will travel to Magnolia on Thursday. Games begin at 4:30pm... GO LADYCATS !!!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Cross Country competed in the UARM Buck Fever Showcase on Tuesday. Top finishers for Mena were Jr. Girls - EMMI HENSLEY Jr. Boys - COOPER PLUNKETT Sr. Girls - SAMARA JAYNES Sr. Boys - TRE MCMELLON
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
We are falling in love with new books every single day at Louise Durham so talking about what we are reading is so exciting!! “You should read this book I just finished! It was so funny! The squid thought he was bigger than everything in the ocean but he realized when he met the whale he wasn’t and being kind is important!” ~Payton
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Bearcat Coaches select #26, Jarrett Burger, as the Farm Bureau Insurance Player of the Week vs. Pottsville. Jarrett is a Senior this year and plays Fullback and Linebacker for the Bearcats. His 8 tackles plus a 15 yard rushing TD helped lead the Bearcats to a 28-23 victory over the Apaches on Senior Night, at Randall Whorton Field. Jarrett is the son of Jill and Chris Burger, and is a very avid bass fisherman and hunter. He and Mena QB, Austin Rose, compete as a team, in fishing tournaments all over the south, representing Mena High School. Jarrett hopes to go to college next year and be on a fishing team for a University. This Friday, Jarrett and the Mena Bearcats take the 2 hour bus ride to over, to take on the winless Pirates, who are now 0-5. Jarrett was not available for photo before press time, but will receive his week #6 game ball later this week. Farm Bureau Insurance is a proud supporter of Mena Bearcat athletics!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Public Schools are looking for bus drivers ! Get details at the link https://menaschools.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=45
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Volleyball played at Mansfield on Monday’ 7th grade Mena-0 Mansfield-2 Jr. JV Mena-0 Mansfield-2 Jr. High Mena-0 Mansfield-2 The Jr. Ladycats are back in action on Thursday @ Magnolia ! https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter_ids=20083
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Monday, October 4th 7th Grade, Jr. & Sr. Volleyball play at Mansfield beginning at 4:30pm ! GO LADYCATS !
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Students at Mena High School are taking part in a new program during enrichment classes. It's called "Character Strong" & it is designed to meet their social and emotional learning needs. In the photo Stephanie Hoyle's class is fully engaged in today's lesson.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
FM101 is a low power radio station operated by the Mena Public Schools. Our goal is to communicate with district patrons about the information & news they need from the Mena Public Schools. If you live in Mena you are at the core of the FM101 listening area but you can also listen beyond the city limits & over a significant part of Polk County. Your reception will depend on surrounding terrain & the quality of your receiver. Be sure to tell your friends about the new & improved FM101. GO BEARCATS !!!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena started in a ten point hole on Friday night at Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium but came back for a 28-23 win over Pottsville. With the win the Bearcats improved to 4-2 on the seasom & 2-0 in conference play. Mena will play at Dover next week. GO BEARCATS!!!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Jessica Kropp will be ordering some school play shirts on Monday. Stephanie Hoyle, our amazingly talented art teacher, designed these. If you want a shirt, you are welcome to sign up for one here. I usually ask the students to wear them every Tuesday until the show. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScsGVn9o0-kMc9xi-OAfbrEbgzMnEN17OiCwm6sVuH1aY_ACg/viewform The first performance of " The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood" is scheduled for Sunday, November 7th at 2:30pm in the Mena High School Performing Arts Center.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The 2021/2022 Fall Royal Court at Louise Durham was recognized at an assemby on Friday.​ 3rd Runner up from Mrs. Grasman's was Alexis Tolbert and from Mrs. Bentley's Class was Dallas Powell 2nd Runner up from Mrs. Bentley's Class was Brantley Phillips and from Mrs. Morgan's class Aiden McLain 1st runner up was Jessica McDaniel from Mrs. Cox class and Brentley Singleton from Mrs. Todd's class Queen is Makenzie Youmans from Mrs. Sirkis class and the King is William "Pepper" Gonzalez from Mrs. Sirkis class.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
There is power in sharing about books we have read and loved with others! We are learning to do Booktalks at Louise Durham. 📚Booktalks not only create excitement, provide others with great reading suggestions but is also a very powerful way to spread the joy we have about reading! “I loved Bad Kitty’s Vacation! It was a hilarious book. You should read this new book because he will make you laugh throughout the story” ~Casten
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Holly Harshman Elementary is recognizing college and careers on the first Monday of every month. The University of Arkansas Rich Mountain provided t-shirts to the faculty and staff. Teachers are also having pennants made of their alma mater. Students are encouraged to also wear college or career shirts of their choice on the first Monday.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Bridget Martin with the Polk County UA Extension Service presented a hygiene lesson to 5th graders today. Samples of hygiene items were supplied by Walmart Community Foundation Grant. 5th grade is learning how to take the best care of their body physically, academically, mentally, and emotionally.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Students in Tiffany Luttmer's class at Mena Middle School are working on a new project. The challenge is to "Create a space capsule to help your Eggstronaut return safely to Earth." Students are given a limited amount of resources to design their egg drop and want to design the one that is dropped from the highest point and survives! Final drops will be performed on Tuesday! Stay tuned for the carnage !!!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
A great Friday pep rally at Mena High School !!!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Free flu shots will be offered on October 13th at the Mena Middle School. Students will receive a form Friday 10/1 to take home to parents. The flu shots are voluntary. The forms must be returned to school one week from today, Friday, October 8th .
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Bearcats play their final regular season home football game tonight. The Bearcats play Pottsville at Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium with kickoff at 7:00pm. Tonight is also Senior Night. That ceremony will begin at 6:30pm. Students & Fans are encouraged to participate in a PINK OUT at the game. Wear pink for breast cancer awareness. GO BEARCATS!!!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena 7th grade & Jr. High football teams played at Pottsville on Thursday, 7th Grade Mena - 0 Pottsville - 20 Jr. High Mena -14 Pottsville - 30 The Jr. Bearcats have a record of 4-2/1-2. Mena will play Dover on Thursday 10/7 at Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Parents who are curious about the "Test to Stay" option for students who are close contacts to remain in school need to know that it is not automatically in effect. It is going to take a couple of weeks for the state to prepare schools for this. We will inform parents when it becomes an option. For more information go to this link: https://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2021/sep/29/governor-unveils-quarantine-options/
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
U-Huh we play that ! We play everything ! Mena Public School Radio !
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Public Schools would like to congratulate LUKE MONTGOMERY ! Luke scored a 32 on the most recent ACT ! GO LUKE !!!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Check out this week's Bearcat Coaches Show on the Bearcat Foundation Website !!! https://bearcatfoundation.com/coach-bentley-coachs-show-week-1-2-2-2-2/
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Friday is Sr. Night at Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium & it will be a pink out as well. Students & fans are encouraged to wear pink for breast cancer awareness !
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
October 1 is the deadline for the Yearbook Senior Ad Early Bird Special. If you purchase your full-page senior ad by this Friday, October 1, you can save $100. Full Page Senior Ads are $250 through this Friday, October 1, then the price will increase to $350 for a full-page effective October 2. We don’t need your pictures or wording yet for the ad, just a payment to secure your page at the lowest price. See Mr. Philpot in room 205 for more information, or to purchase your ad page in the yearbook. Be sure to order your 2022 Mena High School Yearbook by this Friday, October 1, and you will get your yearbook for the lowest price of $50 during the early bird special. Starting this Saturday, October 2, the price of the yearbook increases to $55. You may order online at jostensyearbooks.com with a debit or credit card, or see Mr. Philpot in Room 205 to order with cash or check.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Middle School will host our 8th Annual Christmas Shop this year. The shop is set up to give an opportunity to some of our kids (who may not get to shop otherwise) to pick out gifts for their parents/guardians. Teaching the gift of giving! We are seeking New or very gently used items students would enjoy giving to parents. We will be setting up shop the week after Thanksgiving. If you would like to contribute to our store items may be dropped off anytime between now thru Thanksgiving week at MMS.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
October 1 is the deadline for the Yearbook Senior Ad Early Bird Special. If you purchase your full-page senior ad by this Friday, October 1, you can save $100. Full Page Senior Ads are $250 through this Friday, October 1, then the price will increase to $350 for a full-page effective October 2. We don’t need your pictures or wording yet for the ad, just a payment to secure your page at the lowest price. See Mr. Philpot in room 205 for more information, or to purchase your ad page in the yearbook. Be sure to order your 2022 Mena High School Yearbook by this Friday, October 1, and you will get your yearbook for the lowest price of $50 during the early bird special. Starting this Saturday, October 2, the price of the yearbook increases to $55. You may order online at jostensyearbooks.com with a debit or credit card, or see Mr. Philpot in Room 205 to order with cash or check.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Wendy McDaniel was at Mena High School on Wednesday speaking to students about the opportunities available to them at UA Rich Mountain !
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Public Schools would like to congratulate CHRISTINA GRAGG ! Christina scored a 30 on the most recent ACT ! GO CHRISTINA !!!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 Clubs & Activities: Wednesday - Thursday - FBLA meeting about District Conference Friday - Sports: Wednesday - Thursday - Jr. Football at Pottsville Friday - Sr. Football home vs. Pottsville. This is Senior Night for the Bearcats. All skateboards must be left in the office when you get to school. You may pick them up after 7th period. Students, please be aware that once you enter the gate for home football and volleyball games, you are not allowed to leave or go to the parking lot and come back into the facility. Once you leave the gate, you are making the decision to leave the ball game for the night, and you cannot pay to re-enter either. Students who are attending the FBLA conference on Monday, Oct 4th need to meet with Mrs. Torix in Room 202 during Enrichment on Thursday to discuss leave time and pick up your district t-shirt. Be on the lookout for an email and notification from your Google Classroom “Class of” for an invitation to hear a guest speaker, based on your saved careers in Xello. The first one will feature a nurse practitioner and will be on October 22 at 9:00 in the library. Please attend to gain knowledge and experience that will further your career exploration. This year we are happy to announce we are able to provide you with after school library hours and tutoring. The schedule for this is: Monday: Mrs. Hooker 3:30 to 7 pm Tuesday: Ms. Catlett 3:30 to 7 pm (this Tuesday it start 4) Wednesday: Ms. Ashcraft 3:30 to 6 pm (this Wednesday no Library Hours because of parent teacher conferences) Thursday: Mrs. Hoyle 3:30 to 7 pm Saturday: Mrs. Hoyle or Ms. Catlett 9:00 to 12:00 This is time that you can use to study, gather for a group meeting, use our new makerspace, or get help with assignments. If you sign up for it before the end of school, snacks will be provided. Saturday tutoring must be signed up for by Friday, the google form can be found in your “Class Of…” Google Classroom. Math tutoring will be each morning from 7:15-8:00, and each Monday- Wednesday after school until 4:15. Ms. Hendrix will be tutoring after school on Thursdays until 5:15. Students, there are art posters up in the hallway with a “SCAN ME” QR code. There will be a prize awarded to one of the students who respond to the questions on the form. Look for them and participate! Anyone who would like to join FCCLA please see Mrs. Wilson or Mrs. Hobson. Dues are $15 and can be paid anytime this month. If you are interested in joining the Mena Basscats Bass Fishing Team, visit the Basscats Facebook page at Bass Cat Nation Fishing Team or contact Coach Rose via email at pete.rose@menaschools.org. There will not be a face to face meeting to express interest. Be sure to order your 2022 Mena High School Yearbook by this Friday October 1, and you will get your yearbook for the lowest price of $50 during the early bird special. Starting Saturday, the price of the yearbook increases to $55. You may order online at jostensyearbooks.com with a debit or credit card, or see Mr. Philpot in Room 205 to order with cash or check. Students, as we work toward keeping everyone healthy and safe here at Mena High School, please do not come to school with Flu like or COVID-like symptoms. -Positive COVID cases will have to ISOLATE for 10 days before returning to school -IF you wear a mask correctly and have been identified as a Close Contact, you will not have to quarantine. -If not wearing a mask, and you have been identified as a Close Contact, you will have to be quarantined for 7-10 days if you have NOT been vaccinated. Students, you have the opportunity to be the teacher each Friday during Lunch A. Ms. Labertew will be set up in the cafeteria each Friday during lunch A, ready for you to teach her a new skill or a trick. Once you show her how it’s done, she will attempt to perform it as well. Whether it’s juggling, roping, a card trick, or even dance moves, Ms. Labertew is ready for you to teach her something new. Look for her in the cafeteria each Friday during lunch A for the “Teach Me How To…” events. October 1 is the deadline for the Yearbook Senior Ad Early Bird Special. If you purchase your full page ad by this Friday, October 1, you can save $100. We don’t need your pictures or wording yet for the ad, just a payment to secure your page at the lowest price. See Mr. Philpot in room 205 for more information. Flu season is just around the corner! The Polk County Health Department will be coming to MHS to give flu shots on ​Wednesday​ October 1​3​th. Enrichment teachers will be handing out the flu shot forms. The forms must be signed by your parents or guardian and returned to Nurse Bobbi by Friday, October 8th. eSports students, please come to room 208 today to complete your accounts. Any student wishing to join an eSports team must complete sign up before October 1st. If you have any questions, or need help to get your accounts connected, please see Mrs. Henry in room 208 anytime today. We need all exchange students and all new students new to Mena Schools this year to meet Mrs. Jennifer at the Bearcat head near the front office. If you are an exchange student or new to Mena Schools this school year, please go to the Bearcat head for some important information.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Volleyball picked up a 3-0 win over Bauxite on Tuesday & they remain undefeated in conference play. The score was 25-23, 25-23 & 25-14. Mena Jr. High Volleyball also defeated Bauxite by a score of 2-0. The Ladycats will play at Mansfield on October 4th. GO LADYCATS!!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MADI LYLE played in the Class 4A State Golf Tournament on Tuesday at Sage Meadows Golf Course in Jonesboro. She finished with a 101 on a tough course. Madi is a multisport athlete & always does a great job representing the Ladycats & Mena..
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Polk County Health Department will be coming to MHS to give flu shots the morning of Wednesday October 13th. Paper forms will be handed out to students during Enrichment this week. Online forms are also available at https://dochub.com/bobbi-baker/xP5LzojKaZeD020V7ZDlO3/doc20210927150657-pdf?dt=D-DTvueQjUFxv-sE-p7g Completed forms can be sent to Nurse Bobbi's email bobbi.baker@menaschools.org or hardcopies can be brought back to MHS. Flu shot forms must be signed by a parent or guardian and returned to Nurse Bobbi by Friday, October 8th.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Holli Plunkett represented the High-Reliability Teacher program and Louise Durham Elementary in a presentation to the Henderson State University Advisory Council meeting this morning. We are so proud of the way she represented Team Mena. Way to go Mrs. Plunkett!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson has declared the last Wednesday in September as “A Day of Prayer for Arkansas Students”. Governor Hutchinson encourages all citizens of all faiths and backgrounds to voluntarily join in prayer for the success and safety of our students. https://adecm.ade.arkansas.gov/Attachments/2021_A_Day_of_Prayer_for_Arkansas_Students_(September)_93rd_General_Assembly_190228.pdf?fbclid=IwAR2lKrp6fWqcXB5Yo8dKRpjkj1QynqFNIsTHJaF_-5iggOonb7uZZWB6R7E
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The popcorn fundraiser is underway at Holly Harshman Elementary!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28th !!! Madi Lyle will be competing in the 4A State Golf Championship at Sage Meadows Country Club in Jnesboro. Mena Cross Country will compete at the Scrapper Invitational in Nashville. Races begin at 3:45pm. Jr. & Sr. Volleyball is on the road at Bauxite. Games begin at 4:00pm.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Volleyball played at Waldron Monday night. The 7th grade split their match. The Jr. JV & Jr. High both won 2-0. The Sr. High defeated Waldron 3-0. The final score was 25-10, 25-11 & 25-11. Mena will play at Bauxite on Tuesday. Games begin at 4:00pm.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Coaches select #14, Caleb Peters, as the Farm Bureau Insurance Player of the Game vs. Waldron. Caleb led the Bearcats to a bigtime Homecoming victory over the Bulldogs. by a final score of 47-14. Caleb had 4 receptions for 99 yards and 2 TD’s, a 24 yard rushing TD, and a 75 yard kickoff return for TD #4. To go along with his receiver stats, he also had 5 tackles at his defensive back position. Caleb is a Senior this year and is the son of Brandon and Mary Peters. He hopes to attend SAU in Magnolia after high school graduation next year. This week, Caleb and the Bearcats host the 1-3 Pottsville Apaches for Senior night, Mena’s last home game. Shown presenting Caleb with week #5’s game ball are Farm Bureau Insurance CSR, Alecia House and Bearcat Assistant coach, Kyle Smithers. Farm Bureau Insurance is a proud supporter of Mena Bearcat Athletics!!!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School had their School Day Pictures day today with Lifetouch, where students in grades 9-11, plus faculty, had their school pictures done for the 2021-22 school year. For anyone who missed picture day today, the make-up pictures and retakes day will be November 10.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Coming soon to FM101 weekends !!! https://www.facebook.com/Arkansongs
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MENA MIDDLE SCHOOL YEARBOOK ! If you order online and have it personalized on or before 10/29 you also get 4 free icons. From 10/30 – 12/31 the books still cost $32 but the free icon offer ends on 10/29. From 1/1 – 1/28 the books sell for $35 (tax included) January 28th is the last day you can order a book with personalization. https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1002548/Mena-Middle-School/
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS ANNOUNCEMENTS Monday, September 27 th I. 7 th & 8 th grade ETS students will be meeting in the Cafeteria and 6 th grade Quiz Bowl will be meeting in the Conference Room right after these announcements. II. If you are showing livestock at the Arkansas Youth Expo next week please come by Mr. McCormick’s room after announcements. III. Picture day is tomorrow. Everyone will have their photo taken, even if you are not purchasing any. We will start with 8 th graders during 1 st period tomorrow, followed by 7 th , then 6 th . IV. Tutoring is now available Mondays through Thursdays, 7:00 – 7:45 before school and 3:30– 4:30 after school. If you stay for after-school tutoring, make sure your parents know to pick you up promptly at 4:30, in front of the school. V. Our first grade quarter ends two weeks from tomorrow, followed by your first report card. . Make sure you are keeping up with your work and doing your best. Remember that when you are absent, it is up to you to get your make up work completed. VI. Lunchtime Weather: VII. Lunch Menu: Main Line – Chicken Drumsticks Pizza Line – Pizza, PBJ, Deli Sandwich, Chef Salad Concession – Cheeseburger, Chicken Sandwich, Corn Dog
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Sr. Ladycats defeated Bryant and Heber Springs. Then split with Van Buren to win their pool at the Lakeside Tournament on Saturday. Mena beat Russellville and Nettleton to reach the gold bracket finals. The Ladycats lost to Marion 2-0 in the championship game.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Jr. Ladycats won the Malvern Volleyball Tournament on Saturday. Mena was 3-0 in pool play & then defeated Bauxite, Magnolia & Sylvan Hills to win the Championship. Go Ladycats!!!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Bearcats scored on the first play of the game & never looked back enroute to a 47-14 homecoming win on Friday night. Mena improves to 3-2 / 1-0. Mena will host Pottsville on Friday 10/1 & it will be senior night at Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Thursday & Friday BFI Costume Winners Winners for Thursday are Wyatt Head & Joey Decker. Winners for Friday are Emmi Hensley & Angel Rodriguez.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Thankful for the Bearcats coming to greet our students at Louise Durham on Homecoming morning!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
LDE students cheered on the Bearcats this morning at the homecoming pep rally! Go Cats!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Students from MHS. MMS, HHE & LDE attended the Homecoming Pep Rally on Friday at Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium. The court was beautiful, the crowd was rowdy & everyone is sufficiently pumped for a big win over Waldron !!! GO BEARCATS!!!!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Thursday, September 23, 2021 Sports: Friday - Sr. Football home vs. Waldron. Theme for the student section will be White Out/Bling Out Students, please be aware that once you enter the gate for home football and volleyball games, you are not allowed to leave or go to the parking lot and come back into the facility. Once you leave the gate, you are making the decision to leave the ball game for the night, and you cannot pay to re-enter either. The Homecoming Dance will be from 8:00 to 11:00 Saturday night, and only those who have already purchased their tickets will be able to We have our teams set for the Dodgefest Tournament. The dodgeball tournament will begin 30 minutes after the final buzzer of the Friday night’s football game. Anyone who would like to join FCCLA please see Mrs. Wilson or Mrs. Hobson. Dues are $15 and can be paid anytime this month. Be sure to order your 2022 Mena High School Yearbook by October 1, and you will get your yearbook for the lowest price of $50 during the early bird special. You may order online at jostensyearbooks.com with a debit or credit card, or see Mr. Philpot in Room 205 to order with cash or check. Students, as we work toward keeping everyone healthy and safe here at Mena High School, please do not come to school with Flu like or COVID-like symptoms. -Positive COVID cases will have to ISOLATE for 10 days before returning to school -IF you wear a mask correctly and have been identified as a Close Contact, you will not have to quarantine. -If not wearing a mask, and you have been identified as a Close Contact, you will have to be quarantined for 7-10 days if you have NOT been vaccinated. On Monday, September 27, will be school picture day with Lifetouch for all 9th, 10th, and 11th graders, as well as faculty. We will be doing pictures Monday morning in the safe room. Picture day order forms are being distributed in Enrichment classes, but even if you don’t plan to buy any pictures, we still need your photo taken for the yearbook. October 1 is the deadline for the Yearbook Senior Ad Early Bird Special. If you purchase your a full page ad by October 1, you can save $100. See Mr. Philpot in room 205 for more information. LUNCH MENU September 20 - September 24 Monday - salisbury steak, burger, steak sand., chef salad Tuesday - chicken and dumplings, tenders, pasta bar Wednesday - baked potato, burger, hot dog, pasta bar Thursday - fish sticks, burger, tenders, popcorn chicken salad Friday - Taco Quesadilla, Mini Corn Dogs, Chicken Sand. No Pasta Line today.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS ANNOUNCEMENTS Friday, September 24 th I. Reminders:  Picture day is next Tuesday – forms are available in the office or you can order online.  Meat orders are due to Mr. McCormick today.  Tutoring begins on Monday. See the flyers in the hallways for specific times. II. Students, please remember to bring your water bottles to school. We purchased one bottle per student and a few extras for new students that may arrive throughout the year. III. Congratulations to the following FFA members who were selected to be the 2021-2022 Middle School FFA Officer Team! Lynnlee Cook- President Elliot Dugan-Vice-President Allison Howard-Secretary Ava Fields-Reporter Kinley Garrett-Treasurer Sean Maechler-Sentinel Dax McMellon-Jr. Advisor IV. 7 th & 8 th grade ETS students will be meeting on Monday during ACHIEVE. V. We only have a little over two weeks left in the first grading quarter and your first report card. Make sure you are keeping up with your work and doing your best. Remember that when you are absent, it is up to you to get your make up work completed. VI. Today’s Homecoming Pep Rally begins at 9:00. Here are the procedures:  At 8:40, I will release the 8 th graders, followed by the 7 th , then 6 th graders.  Leave your backpacks and other belongings in your 1 st period class. They will not be allowed into the stadium, though you may take your water bottle.  You will exit the building through the doors that go to the bus loading area.  Enter the stadium through the back gate near the bus loop and be seated in the visitor’s bleachers. HHE will also be sitting in those bleachers, so we will sit on the south end of the bleachers, the end closest to our school.  After the pep rally, you will return to your 1 st period class, get your belongings, and go to 2 nd period. VII. Tonight’s Homecoming ceremony and crowning of the queen begins at 6:30. Kickoff for the football game is 7:00. There will be a large crowd tonight, remember that school rules apply. Because of a couple of recent incidents at ballgames, horseplay will not be tolerated. Remain seated in the bleachers unless going to and from the concession stand and restroom. VIII. Lunchtime Weather: IX. Lunch Menu: Main Line – Quesadillas Pizza Line – Pizza, PBJ, Deli Sandwich, Pizza Salad Concession – Backyard Burger, Corn Dog, Chicken Sandwich
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena 7th & Jr. High football teams played at Waldron on Thursday. The Jr. High Bearcats defeated Waldron by a score of 35-0. With the win they improve to 4-1 on the season. The 7th Grade also beat Waldron by a score of 22-8. both teams will play at Pottsville on 9/30.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats claimed first place in conference play on Thursday with a 3-0 win over Ft. Lake. The score was 25-21, 25-18 & 25-21. Ft. Lake falls to 4-1 in conference play. Mena improves to 5-0 & remains undefeated on the season. The Ladycats will play on Saturday in the Lakeside Tournament.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Jr. Volleyball lost the first set to Ft. Lake but came back to win the second set 25-12 & the third set 16-14. A big win for the Jr. Ladycats, They will return to the court on Saturday at the Malvern Tournament. GO LADYCATS!!!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mrs. Floyd's Fabulous Firsties celebrated Johnny Appleseed by dressing up and making applesauce!!!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Jessica Kropp & the cast of Robin Hood were hard at work on Thursday in the MHS Performing Arts Center.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to the winners of the door decoration contest at Mena High School. First place wins 25 points for the spirit barrel, 2nd place wins 20, 3rd place wins 15, and the two honorable mentions win 10.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MHS students participating in the homecoming ceremony on Friday were put thru their paces today. The festivities begin at 6:30pm on Friday at Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium. The big game against Waldron kicks off at 7:00pm. GO BEARCATS!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Thursday, September 23rd Mena Golf will play in the boys 7-4A District Match at Degray today. Jr. & Sr. Volleyball will host Ft. Lake at the Union Bank Center beginning at 4:00pm. 7th Grade & Jr. Football will play at Waldron with kickoff at 5:30pm & 7:00pm.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
POWDER PUFF FOOTBALL 2021 The Juniors defeated the Seniors by a score of 14-7 in an overtime thriller at Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium on Wednesday. A good crowd was on hand and the entertainment was well worth the price of admission. CONGRATULATIONS JUNIORS !!!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Golf competed in the 7-4A Tournament at Degray on Wednesday. Madi Lyle led the Ladycats with a 105. Emmi Hines had a 119 & Emma Threlkeld a 140. Lyle qualified for the 4A State Tournament to be played September 27th-29th. GO LADYCATS !
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Wednesday’s BFI Spirit Costume winners from MMS & MHS are Paeyton Hostetler & Case Wiles.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS Tutoring !
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Powder Puff Football is tonight at Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium after the homecoming parade. Freshman, sophomore, junior & senior teams will compete. Kickoff should be around 6:30pm. Admission is $2.00 . Ladycat Golf will be competing in the district match at Degray near Arkadelphia today. Bearcat Golf will compete in the district match at Degray on Thursday.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
“See you at the pole” Mena Middle School students gathered in prayer around the flag pole on Wednesday morning at 7:30am.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Band has received a donation of clarinet and saxophone reeds valued at $1200.00. This donation will to help the beginning band be more successful. GO BEARCATS!!!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Middle School Project Prevent Team met with Ashley Curbow from PPYC and Jadyn Ketter from RAAD. The team is making plans for this year’s Red Ribbon week and continuing to educate their peers to make healthy choices.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Cheer getting groovy for spirit week on Tuesday at MHS!!!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats defeated Paris in three sets on Monday at the Union Bank Center. The score was 25-23, 25-17 & 25-16. The Sr. JV lost to Paris 1-2. The score was 24-26, 30-28 & 6-15. Mena will host Ft. Lake on Thursday. Games begin at 4:30pm. GO LADYCATS !!! https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter_ids=19738
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Jr. Volleyball lost two sets to Paris on Monday night at the Union Bank Center. The score was 25-18 & 25-22. The Jr. Ladycats will host Ft. Lake on Thursday. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter_ids=20083
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Happy Holidays Spirit Day! 🌲 ❤️🎃🇺🇸 As the day went on, I forgot to take pictures! I will do better tomorrow. Everyone, dress up for Groovy Tuesday!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena 7th Grade Volleyball played Paris in a number of ten minute scrimmages on Monday at the Union Bank Center. The 7th grade is scheduled to play next on 9/27 at Waldron. GO LADYCATS!!!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to Timberly Myers and Braxton Bradley on being our first winners for the MHS Hallway Engagement Project!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The senior girls’ powderpuff football team Is hard at work in the Makerspace creating uniforms for the game Wednesday night!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Coaches select #72, Jake Brotherton, as the Farm Bureau Insurance Player of the Game vs. Booneville. Jake is a Senior this year and plays both ways as Offensive Left Tackle and at Defensive Tackle. Jake had 5 tackles for the night and did a really good Job on pass protection, however Mena lost 34-6. Jake is the son of Christy Harrison and Greg Brotherton and is a 3 year starter for the Bearcats. He enjoys working out and hopes to play college football next year at either Kansas University or AR State. He hopes to either become a football coach or get a degree in Bio-Medical Engineering after college. This Friday, Jake and the Bearcats will host the Waldron Bulldogs, for Homecoming, beginning at 7:00. Shown presenting Jake with Week #4’s game ball, is Ryan Luttmer, Bearcat assistant coach, and Farm Bureau agent, Nikki Cureton.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Jr. & Sr. volleyball games scheduled for September 30th against Malvern have been moved to October 11th. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter_ids=19738,20083
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Basscats kicked off the 2021-22 season this past weekend at the Arkansas Youth Fishing Federations 4 States Classic Tournament on Lake Millwood. The Basscats had two teams competing in the event. Austin Rose and Jarrett Burger (the reigning Arkansas High School Anglers of the year) kicked off their senior year by taking 2nd place in the high school division and winning Big Bass of the tournament. Braxton Philpot and Waylon Head placed 2nd place and Big bass in the junior division. The Basscats are looking forward to another awesome year of bass fishing! Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/298629374002848
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
See You At The Pole is this Wednesday at Mena High School... We will be meeting out front by the flagpole at 7:30am. There will be juice and donuts! Come out and join in prayer for our school!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS ANNOUNCEMENTS Monday, September 20 th I. 6 th grade Quiz Bowl will have practice in the Conference Room right after these announcements. 7 th & 8 th grade will have practice tomorrow. II. Several of you are still coming to school with a Chromebook that has not been charged. Please charge them overnight at home. I II. From Mrs. Rose: The Project Prevent Team will meet in Mrs. Rose's office tomorrow during Achieve. IV. Homecoming Week Events:  Tomorrow’s dress-up theme is “Groovy Tuesday,” dress up in 70’s disco style  Homecoming Parade is Wednesday at 5:30 on Mena Street, followed by the Powder- Puff football game at Bearcat Stadium – cost is $2.00 for the game.  Friday: We will attend the Homecoming Pep Rally at Bearcat Stadium, during Achieve.  Friday Evening: Homecoming ceremony at 6:30, followed by the Homecoming football game between the Bearcats and the Waldron Bulldogs. V. Picture day is one week from tomorrow. Even if you do not plan to purchase pictures, everyone will have their picture taken so that we will have a photo for the yearbook and for updated school ID cards. Order forms were given out last week but we have a few extra in the front office. VI. Students, when you get the snack in the afternoon, you only need to get one. We purchase one snack per student. If there are extras, they will be made available to your teachers. VII. Lunchtime Weather: VIII. Lunch Menu: Main Line – Salisbury Steak Pizza Line – Pizza, PBJ, Deli Sandwich, Chef Salad Concession – Double Cheeseburger, Steak Sandwich, Chicken Sandwich
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Monday, September 20, 2021 Clubs & Activities: Monday - We are voting for Homecoming Queen in Enrichment, so please go to your Class of Google Classroom to place your votes. All four grades will be voting for the 2021 Queen from the list of the Senior Maids. Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Quiz Bowl Practice in Room 211 Friday - Sports: Monday - Jr. & Sr. High Volleyball home vs. Paris Tuesday - Wednesday - Powder Puff Football 6:30pm Thursday - Jr. Football at Waldron Jr. & Sr. Volleyball home vs. Ft. Lake Golf @ Arkadelphia Friday - Sr. Football home vs. Waldron. The Penny Wars bottles are set up outside the front office near the main entrance, and you can put your change in the bottles daily through Thursday. Remember, pennies count for positive points for your grade, and silver change counts as negative points for each grade. All money raised goes toward the Bearcats For a Cure Relay for Life team, and you are also earning points for your grade level for the spirit level. The ice cream social event at Suzy Q’s will be tomorrow evening from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Students, please be aware that once you enter the gate for home football and volleyball games, you are not allowed to leave or go to the parking lot and come back into the facility. Once you leave the gate, you are making the decision to leave the ball game for the night, and you cannot pay to re-enter either. Students, you can purchase your homecoming dance tickets, powerpuff entry, and your DodgeFest team fees with Mrs. Ashcraft. Dance tickets are $10 each. The dance will be Saturday evening, September 25, from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. Student ID’s will be printed today & we will start distributing them ASAP. The teams are getting set for the powderpuff football game this Wednesday night, but we are still looking for male students to sign up to be the cheerleaders for the game. See Mrs. Ashcraft to sign up to be a cheerleader for the powderpuff football game. This year we are happy to announce we are able to provide you with after school library hours and tutoring. The schedule for this is: Monday: Mrs. Hooker 3:30 to 7 pm Tuesday: Ms. Catlett 3:30 to 7 pm (this Tuesday it start 4) Wednesday: Ms. Ashcraft 3:30 to 6 pm (this Wednesday no Library Hours because of parent teacher conferences) Thursday: Mrs. Hoyle 3:30 to 7 pm Saturday: Mrs. Hoyle or Ms. Catlett 9:00 to 12:00 This is time that you can use to study, gather for a group meeting, use our new makerspace, or get help with assignments. If you sign up for it before the end of school, snacks will be provided. Saturday tutoring must be signed up for by Friday, the google form can be found in your “Class Of…” Google Classroom. Math tutoring will be each morning from 7:15-8:00, and each Monday- Wednesday after school until 4:15. Ms. Hendrix will be tutoring after school on Thursdays until 5:15. Students, there are art posters up in the hallway with a “SCAN ME” QR code. There will be a prize awarded to one of the students who respond to the questions on the form. Look for them and participate! Congratulations to Timberly Myers and Braxton Bradley on being our first winners for MHS’s Hallway Engagement Project! Please stop by the art room to pick up your prize! Anyone who would like to join FCCLA please see Mrs. Wilson or Mrs. Hobson. Dues are $15 and can be paid anytime this month. If you are interested in joining the Mena Basscats Bass Fishing Team, visit the Basscats Facebook page at Bass Cat Nation Fishing Team or contact Coach Rose via email at pete.rose@menaschools.org. There will not be a face to face meeting to express interest. Check out all of this week’s Homecoming Events by scanning the QR code flyers hung around campus in the hallways, or go to bit.ly/menahoco See You At The Pole is this Wednesday...we will be meeting out front by the flagpole at 7:30. There will be juice and donuts! Come out and join in prayer for our school! Be sure to order your 2022 Mena High School Yearbook by October 1, and you will get your yearbook for the lowest price of $50 during the early bird special. You may order online at jostensyearbooks.com with a debit or credit card, or see Mr. Philpot in Room 205 to order with cash or check. Students, as we work toward keeping everyone healthy and safe here at Mena High School, please do not come to school with Flu like or COVID-like symptoms. -Positive COVID cases will have to ISOLATE for 10 days before returning to school -IF you wear a mask correctly and have been identified as a Close Contact, you will not have to quarantine. -If not wearing a mask, and you have been identified as a Close Contact, you will have to be quarantined for 7-10 days if you have NOT been vaccinated. Students, you have the opportunity to be the teacher each Friday during Lunch A. Ms. Labertew will be set up in the cafeteria each Friday during lunch A, ready for you to teach her a new skill or a trick. Once you show her how it’s done, she will attempt to perform it as well. Whether it’s juggling, roping, a card trick, or even dance moves, Ms. Labertew is ready for you to teach her something new. Look for her in the cafeteria each Friday during lunch A for the “Teach Me How To…” events. Congratulations to our elected NEHS Officers: Will Davis--Public Relations Luke Montgomery--Treasurer Taylor Thacker--Secretary Cassidy Ashcraft--Vice-President Annika Thompson--President Enrichment classes, now is the time to be decorating your classroom doors for Homecoming week. Please have your doors decorated by Wednesday, and judging will take place on Thursday. Next Monday, September 27, will be school picture day with Lifetouch for all 9th, 10th, and 11th graders, as well as faculty. We will be doing pictures Monday morning in the safe room. Picture day order forms are being distributed in Enrichment classes, but even if you don’t plan to buy any pictures, we still need your photo taken for the yearbook. Students, if you signed up for the eSports program, you should have received an email with the game and team selection form. Please fill that out ASAP. If you did not receive the email, please email Lorrie Henry and let her know. This week is Spirit Week, and the dress up days will be as follows: Monday: Happy Holidays Tuesday: Groovy Tuesday Wednesday: Down on the Farm Thursday: Fashion Week Friday: White Out/Bling Out Everyone that dresses up each day will help earn points for your grade towards the Spirit Barrel competition. LUNCH MENU September 20 - September 24 Monday - salisbury steak, burger, steak sand., chef salad Tuesday - chicken and dumplings, tenders, pasta bar Wednesday - baked potato, burger, hot dog, pasta bar Thursday - fish sticks, burger, tenders, popcorn chicken salad Friday - Quesadilla w/Cheese, Mini Corn Dogs, Chicken Sand.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Monday, September 20th Mena Jr. & Sr. Volleyball will host Paris at the Union Bank Center today. Games begin at 4:00pm. GO LADYCATS!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School students will have the opportunity to vote for who they wish to be the 2021 Homecoming Queen on Monday. The court will be presented & the queen will be crowned in a ceremony before the Mena/Waldron football game on Friday.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena won the silver bracket in Saturday's Jr. Ladycat Volleyball Classic.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
A rooster at MHS ? Could it have something to to with "Down On The Farm Day" on Wednesday? Stay Tuned !!!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Football fell behind early & had no answers for Booneville Friday night at Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium. The home team lost by a score of 35-6 & fall to 2-2 on the season. Next week will be the annual homecoming game for the Bearcats & they will face Waldron.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to the Mena Middle School FBLA Officers for 2021/2022 ! President - Dax McMellon VIce President - Kate Wilson Secretary - Eli Swall Treasurer - Max Rocha Reporter - Finleigh Robertson Historian - Christian Staggs
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MHS Theatre started working on Robin Hood costumes last practice. Here’s a sneak peek…
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Today is Constitution Day & students in Karen Wimberly's class at Holly Harshman Elementary celebrated with a neat project. Next week is Constitution Week.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Scott Davis was at HHE this morning representing Rich Mountain Electric. He shared an electricity magic show in the gym for 3rd-5th grades & it was well received. Thank you REA & Mr. Davis !!!!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
WE ❤️Bearcat Fridays at HHE!!!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Bearcats will play Booneville tonight at Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium. Kickoff is at 7:00pm. GO BEARCATS!!!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
2021 JR LADYCAT CLASSIC POOL PLAY POOL A (MHS) POOL B (MMS) Mena Paris Mansfield Hackett Greenwood 8th Arkansas High Ashdown Arkadelphia 9:00 1 v 2 10:00 3 v 4 11:00 1 v 3 12:00 2 v 4 1:00 1 v 4 2:00 2 v 3 First match will start at 9:00. The second match will start at 10:00. After the second match, we WILL PLAY EARLY if your court is available.Tournament play will be best 2 out of 3, 3rd game to 15. No cap Top 2 teams in pool play will make the gold bracket (at MHS), bottom two teams in each pool will make the silver bracket (at MMS) Seeding for tournament: 1. Win/Loss Record 2. In case of tie, head to head record 3. If #2 is a tie, point differential between 2 teams tied In case of 3 way tie where all head to heads are tied, point differential between the 3 teams tied
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Thursday, September 16th Mena volleyball & golf were in action. Mena Sr. Volleyball travelled to Arkadelphia on Thursday & won 3-0. The score was 25-10, 25-19 & 25-23. The Jr. High teams also had a good night winning all their matches 2-0. Mena will host Paris on Monday at the Union Bank Center. Games begin at 4:00pm. Mena Golf played at the Degray Staye Park course against Arkadelphia, Hope, DeQueen, Fountain Lake & Ouachita. The Bearcats were led by Evan Leonard with 47 followed by Cooper Plunkett's 59 & Alex Rocha with a 63. The boys district match will be on September 22nd at Degray.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Jr. High Football hosted Lamar at Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium on Thursday. The Bearcats scored a touchdown with under two minutes to play but the extra point was blocked & Mena would lose by one 13-14. Mena will carry a 3-1 record into Waldron next Thursday.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The 7th Grade Bearcats picked up a big win 14-6 over Lamar on Thursday at Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium. With the win Mena improves to 3-0 on the season & will play on Thursday at Waldron. GO BEARCATS !!!!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Let’s cheer for the Bearcats!!!!!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Next week is Homecoming at MHS & the parade is on Wednesday beginning at 6:00pm. Thje route begins at the Polk County Courthouse, continue down Mena Street to Dallas Avenue & then to Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium. The parade will end in the stadium parking lot & the Powder Puff Football game will follow. on Randall Whorton Field. See the complete homecoming schedule at the link https://sites.google.com/menaschools.org/event/homecoming-2021
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Thursday, September 16, 2021 Sports: Thursday - Jr. Football home vs Lamar Jr. & Sr. Volleyball @ Arkadelphia Golf @ Arkadelphia Friday - Sr. Football home vs. Booneville Saturday - Mena Jr. Ladycat Volleyball Classic Students, please be aware that once you enter the gate for home football and volleyball games, you are not allowed to leave or go to the parking lot and come back into the facility. Once you leave the gate, you are making the decision to leave the ball game for the night, and you cannot pay to re-enter either. The chess club will have its first meeting tomorrow, September 17 during enrichment. We will meet in Mrs. Labertew’s room, room 206. Students, you can purchase your homecoming dance tickets, powerpuff entry, and your DodgeFest team fees with Mrs. Ashcraft. Dance tickets are $10 each. The dance will be Saturday evening, September 25, from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. Student ID’s will be printed today & we will start distributing them ASAP. The teams are getting set for the powderpuff football game next Wednesday night, but we are still looking for male students to sign up to be the cheerleaders for the game. See Mrs. Ashcraft to sign up to be a cheerleader for the powderpuff football game. This year we are happy to announce we are able to provide you with after school library hours and tutoring. The schedule for this is: Monday: Mrs. Hooker 3:30 to 7 pm Tuesday: Ms. Catlett 3:30 to 7 pm (this Tuesday it start 4) Wednesday: Ms. Ashcraft 3:30 to 6 pm (this Wednesday no Library Hours because of parent teacher conferences) Thursday: Mrs. Hoyle 3:30 to 7 pm Saturday: Mrs. Hoyle or Ms. Catlett 9:00 to 12:00 This is time that you can use to study, gather for a group meeting, use our new makerspace, or get help with assignments. If you sign up for it before the end of school, snacks will be provided. Saturday tutoring must be signed up for by Friday, the google form can be found in your “Class Of…” Google Classroom. Math tutoring will be each morning from 7:15-8:00, and each Monday- Wednesday after school until 4:15. Ms. Hendrix will be tutoring after school on Thursdays until 5:15. Students, there are art posters up in the hallway with a “SCAN ME” QR code. There will be a prize awarded to one of the students who respond to the questions on the form. Look for them and participate! Anyone who would like to join FCCLA please see Mrs. Wilson or Mrs. Hobson. Dues are $15 and can be paid anytime this month. For anyone interested in joining the Sci-Fi Club, please contact Ms. Hooker either in person or by email to be added to the Google Classroom. Our first meeting isn’t until October 8th so this is the best way to get club information before the first meeting. If you are interested in joining the Mena Basscats Bass Fishing Team, visit the Basscats Facebook page at Bass Cat Nation Fishing Team or contact Coach Rose via email at pete.rose@menaschools.org. There will not be a face to face meeting to express interest. Check out all of next week’s Homecoming Events by scanning the QR code flyers hung around campus in the hallways, or go to bit.ly/menahoco Be sure to order your 2022 Mena High School Yearbook by October 1, and you will get your yearbook for the lowest price of $50 during the early bird special. You may order online at jostensyearbooks.com with a debit or credit card, or see Mr. Philpot in Room 205 to order with cash or check. Students, as we work toward keeping everyone healthy and safe here at Mena High School, please do not come to school with Flu like or COVID-like symptoms. -Positive COVID cases will have to ISOLATE for 10 days before returning to school -IF you wear a mask correctly and have been identified as a Close Contact, you will not have to quarantine. -If not wearing a mask, and you have been identified as a Close Contact, you will have to be quarantined for 7-10 days if you have NOT been vaccinated. Students, you have the opportunity to be the teacher each Friday during Lunch A. Ms. Labertew will be set up in the cafeteria each Friday during lunch A, ready for you to teach her a new skill or a trick. Once you show her how it’s done, she will attempt to perform it as well. Whether it’s juggling, roping, a card trick, or even dance moves, Ms. Labertew is ready for you to teach her something new. Look for her in the cafeteria each Friday during lunch A for the “Teach Me How To…” events. NEHS members, you need to complete the Google Form that Mrs. Neufeld sent you yesterday. It includes important information and NEHS officer voting. LUNCH MENU September 13 - September 17 Monday - chicken fried steak, Beef steak melt, chef salad Tuesday - Spaghetti, Cburger, Tenders, cobb salad Wednesday - Chicken n waffle bowl, hamburger, turkey salad Thursday - Gen Tso Beef, Mini corn dogs, chicken tenders Friday - tacos w cheese, burger, taco bar
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS ANNOUNCEMENTS Thursday, September 16 th I. FFA officer applications are due to Mr. McCormick tomorrow. II. In the next few days, your mid-term grades and ACT Aspire scores from last year will be mailed to your home address. III. If you were absent yesterday, you can pick up a school picture order form from your ACHIEVE teacher. School pictures are Tuesday, September 28 th . IV. There are home football games at Bearcat Stadium tonight and tomorrow night. Remember to remain in the bleachers unless going to the concession stand or restrooms. V. Next week is Homecoming week for the Bearcats. There will be themed dress up days each day of the week. Look for the posters on the Library windows to see what the dress up themes are for each day. The Homecoming parade is scheduled for next Wednesday on Mena Street. We also plan to attend the Homecoming Pep Rally at Bearcat Stadium next Friday during ACHIEVE. VI. Lunchtime Weather: VII. Lunch Menu: Main Line – General Tso’s Dippers Pizza Line – Pizza, PBJ, Deli Sandwich, Popcorn Chicken Salad Concession – Mini Corn Dogs, Chicken Tenders, Spicy Chicken Sandwich
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Golf will be playing at the Degray State Park Course near Arkadelphia beginning at 3:30pm. Jr. & Sr Volleyball also plays at Arkadelphia beginning at 4:30pm 7th Grade & Jr. Football will play Lamar at Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium with kickoff at 5:30pm & 7:00pm..
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
***** Updated Info ***** Next week is Homecoming at MHS see the schedule of events at the link https://sites.google.com/menaschools.org/event/homecoming-2021
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mrs Golden’s class at HHE had camouflage day yesterday... Can you see their salamanders?
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to JESSICA NICHOLSON & LAUREN GAGE who won prizes by registering at the Mena Public School booth at this year's Polk County Fair. Jessica won the cutting board from the Mena FFA and Lauren won the Washburn's Gift Certificate.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
It was Reading Pet Adoption Day in Mrs. Plunkett's Second Fiesta.Thank you to Mammy (Noveta Leming) for supplying our reading pets! We will take these home and have someone to read to every night!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School will conduct parent-teacher conferences today by phone from 3: 30-6: 30pm. A phone call from each student's enrichment teacher should be expected. Mena Middle School will hold virtual conferences as well today. Parents should expect a call from the student's achieve teacher during conference hours, 3;30pm - 6:30pm.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Volleyball remained undefeated by beating Magnolia on Tuesday 3-0 at the Union Bank Center. The final score was 25-10, 25-13 & 25-10. The Ladycats will be on the road Thursday at Arkadelphia. GO LADYCATS!!!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Sr. JV Volleyball defeated Magnolia on Tuesday 2-0 at the Union Bank Center. The final score was 29-27 & 25-16. The Ladycats will be on the road Thursday at Arkadelphia. GO LADYCATS!!! https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter_ids=19738
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Jr. Volleyball defeated Magnolia 2-0 on Tuesday at the Union Bank Center. The score was 25-13 & 25-13. The Ladycats are back in action on Thursday at Arkadelphia ! GO LADYCATS!!! https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter_ids=20083
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
This is an exciting opportunity for Juniors, Sophomores, and Freshmen, from UA Rich Mountain! Please review the following flyer & if you would like an application, swing by the MHS Counseling Center for a packet!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
SEPTEMBER 14th The Mena Jr. & Sr. Ladycats will play Magnolia at the Union Bank Center today with games beginning at 4:30pm. GO LADYCATS!!!!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 Sports: Tuesday Jr. & Sr. Volleyball home vs. Magnolia Wednesday - Thursday - Jr. Football home vs Lamar Jr. & Sr. Volleyball @ Arkadelphia Golf @ Arkadelphia Friday - Sr. Football home vs. Booneville Saturday - Mena Jr. Ladycat Volleyball Classic If you plan to go to the FBLA District conference, the permission form MUST be turned in by tomorrow, September 15th. Look for an email letting you know if you still need to turn it in. Students, please be aware that once you enter the gate for home football and volleyball games, you are not allowed to leave or go to the parking lot and come back into the facility. Once you leave the gate, you are making the decision to leave the ball game for the night, and you cannot pay to re-enter either. The chess club will have its first meeting this Friday, September 17 during enrichment. We will meet in Mrs. Labertew’s room, room 206. Students, you can purchase your homecoming dance tickets, powerpuff entry, and your DodgeFest team fees with Mrs. Ashcraft. Dance tickets are $10 each. The dance will be Saturday evening, September 25, from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. Student ID’s will be printed today & we will start distributing them ASAP. This year we are happy to announce we are able to provide you with after school library hours and tutoring. The schedule for this is: Monday: Mrs. Hooker 3:30 to 7 pm Tuesday: Ms. Catlett 3:30 to 7 pm (this Tuesday it start 4) Wednesday: Ms. Ashcraft 3:30 to 6 pm (this Wednesday no Library Hours because of parent teacher conferences) Thursday: Mrs. Hoyle 3:30 to 7 pm Saturday: Mrs. Hoyle or Ms. Catlett 9:00 to 12:00 This is time that you can use to study, gather for a group meeting, use our new makerspace, or get help with assignments. If you sign up for it before the end of school, snacks will be provided. Saturday tutoring must be signed up for by Friday, the google form can be found in your “Class Of…” Google Classroom. Math tutoring will be each morning from 7:15-8:00, and each Monday- Wednesday after school until 4:15. Ms. Hendrix will be tutoring after school on Thursdays until 5:15. Students, there are art posters up in the hallway with a “SCAN ME” QR code. There will be a prize awarded to one of the students who respond to the questions on the form. Look for them and participate! Anyone who would like to join FCCLA please see Mrs. Wilson or Mrs. Hobson. Dues are $15 and can be paid anytime this month. For anyone interested in joining the Sci-Fi Club, please contact Ms. Hooker either in person or by email to be added to the Google Classroom. Our first meeting isn’t until October 8th so this is the best way to get club information before the first meeting. If you are interested in joining the Mena Basscats Bass Fishing Team, visit the Basscats Facebook page at Bass Cat Nation Fishing Team or contact Coach Rose via email at pete.rose@menaschools.org. There will not be a face to face meeting to express interest. Check out all of next week’s Homecoming Events by scanning the QR code flyers hung around campus in the hallways, or go to bit.ly/menahoco Be sure to order your 2022 Mena High School Yearbook by October 1, and you will get your yearbook for the lowest price of $50 during the early bird special. You may order online at jostensyearbooks.com with a debit or credit card, or see Mr. Philpot in Room 205 to order with cash or check. Students, as we work toward keeping everyone healthy and safe here at Mena High School, please do not come to school with Flu like or COVID-like symptoms. -Positive COVID cases will have to ISOLATE for 10 days before returning to school -IF you wear a mask correctly and have been identified as a Close Contact, you will not have to quarantine. -If not wearing a mask, and you have been identified as a Close Contact, you will have to be quarantined for 7-10 days if you have NOT been vaccinated. Students, you have the opportunity to be the teacher each Friday during Lunch A. Ms. Labertew will be set up in the cafeteria each Friday during lunch A, ready for you to teach her a new skill or a trick. Once you show her how it’s done, she will attempt to perform it as well. Whether it’s juggling, roping, a card trick, or even dance moves, Ms. Labertew is ready for you to teach her something new. Look for her in the cafeteria each Friday during lunch A for the “Teach Me How To…” events. If you have signed up for eSports or are interested in participating, please meet in the Library this afternoon at 3:30. We will be discussing available games, rules, playing times and days. If you cannot make it on Tuesday afternoon and want to play, please email Lorrie Henry. LUNCH MENU September 13 - September 17 Monday - chicken fried steak, Beef steak melt, chef salad Tuesday - Spaghetti, Cburger, Tenders, cobb salad Wednesday - Chicken n waffle bowl, hamburger, turkey salad Thursday - Gen Tso Beef, Mini corn dogs, chicken tenders Friday - tacos w cheese, burger, taco bar Monday - salisbury steak, burger, steak sand., chef salad Tuesday - chicken and dumplings, tenders, pasta bar Wednesday - baked potato, burger, hot dog, pasta bar Thursday - fish sticks, burger, tenders, popcorn chicken salad Friday - Quesadilla w/Cheese, Mini Corn Dogs, Chicken Sand.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS ANNOUNCEMENTS Tuesday, September 14 th I. Quiz Bowl: Right after these announcements, the 7 th & 8 th grade Quiz Bowl team will have practice in the Conference Room. II. School Pictures: Picture day for MMS is two weeks from today (September 28). Even if you do not plan to purchase pictures, you will have your photo taken for things like the yearbook and updated school ID card. III. Conferences: Parent / Teacher phone conferences will be tomorrow evening. Your mid-term grades and ACT Aspire scores will be mailed to your home address. IV. FFA: FFA officer applications are available in Mr. McCormick's room. These will be due this Friday. V. Internet Use: Just a reminder that our tech department is able to see all of your internet activity. They have recently received a couple of alerts on students conducting inappropriate searches. Use your device for school work only. VI. Dance: We will have our MMS dance this evening. The dance will take place outside in the patio area.  For MMS students only  6:30 – 8:30 pm  Hang out in the “cage” area until we are ready for you to enter the dance area  $5 entry fee (unless you have a free pass)  Concession stand will be available  This is a school-sponsored event – school rules and policies still apply  Make sure your parents know what time the dance ends so that you will be picked up promptly. VII. Lunchtime Weather: VIII. Lunch Menu: Main Line – Spaghetti with Meat Sauce Pizza Line – Pizza, PBJ, Deli Sandwich, Cobb Salad Concession – Cheeseburger, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Chicken Tenders
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Next week is spirit week !Get more info on Homecoming activities at https://sites.google.com/menaschools.org/event/homecoming-2021
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Monday, September 13th Mena Volleyball played on the road at Booneville. The 7th grade Ladycats split their match. Mena Jr. JV won 2-1 by a score of 21-25, 25-23 & 15-8. The Jr. High Varsity won 2-0 by a score of 25-21 & 25-20. The Mena Sr. girls beat Booneville 3-0 by a score of 25-22, 25-17 & 26-24. Mena is back in action on Tuesday when they host Magnolia.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Coaches have selected # 61, Jett Baber, as the Farm Bureau Insurance Player of the Game vs. Hot Springs Jett is a Senior and starts both ways for the Bearcats this season, playing at Center and Defensive Tackle. Jett had 6 tackles and one QB sack on defense and graded out at over 90% at Center for the night. He is the son of Nicholas and Jennifer Baber and the grandson of Ellen Baber. Jett’s hobbies include hunting, fishing, and hanging out with his girlfriend, Sara Dozier. After high school, Jett plans to attend UA Rich Mountain and pursue a degree in the medical field, eventually becoming a Physical Therapist or a Sports Medicine Trainer. Jett and the Bearcats will try to redeem their lost last week, this Friday night, when they will host the undefeated, Booneville Bearcats. Shown presenting Jett with his game ball are Bearcat Assistant Coach, Ryan Luttmer, and Farm Bureau Agent, Nathan Fowler. Farm Bureau Insurance is a proud supporter of Bearcat Athletics!!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
If you have signed up for eSports or are interested in participating, please meet in the Library on Tuesday afternoon at 3:30. We will be discussing available games, rules, playing times and days. If you cannot make it on Tuesday afternoon and want to play, please email Lorrie Henry.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS ANNOUNCEMENTS Monday, September 13 th I. Quiz Bowl: Right after these announcements, the 6 th grade Quiz Bowl team will have practice in the Conference Room, next to Mrs. Rose’s office. 7 th & 8 th grade Quiz Bowl will practice tomorrow. II. Conferences: Parent / Teacher phone conferences will be Wednesday evening. Your mid-term grades and ACT Aspire scores will be mailed to your home address. III. FFA: If you are in FFA and were unable to pick up a Blue and Gold Meat Sale order form please come by Mr. McCormick's room after announcements. IV. Dance: Weather permitting, we will have our MMS dance tomorrow evening. The dance will take place outside in the patio area.  For MMS students only  6:30 – 8:30 pm  $5 entry fee  Concession stand will be available  This is a school-sponsored event – school rules and policies still apply  Make sure your parents know what time the dance ends so that you will be picked up promptly. V. Lunchtime Weather: VI. Lunch Menu: Main Line – Chicken Fried Steak Pizza Line – Pizza, PBJ, Deli Sandwich, Chef Salad Concession – BBQ Sandwich, Bacon Cheeseburger, Chicken Sandwich
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Jr. & Sr. Volleyball will be in action at Booneville today beginning at 4:00pm. GO LADYCATS !!!! https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?page_no=2
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
ONLINE TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE for the MHS Homecoming Dance through MyPaymentsPlus! You must create an account if you don’t have one and direct link is https://www.mypaymentsplus.com/welcome!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Jr. Volleyball played in a tournament at Paris on Saturday. The Ladycats were 3-0 in pool play but lost 2-1 in the semi-finals of the gold bracket. The girls will be back in action on Monday at Booneville.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Saturday, September 11th Mena Jr. Volleyball will be playing in the Paris Tournament !
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Sr. Football played their first road game of the season on Friday & also lost their first game of the year. Hot Springs defeated the Bearcats 34-0. Mena will be back at Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium on Friday 9/17/21 when they host Booneville. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter_ids=19617
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mrs. Smith's Kinder Kids are busy bees !
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mrs. Smith's Kinder Kids enjoyed reading “Huggapotamus” and talking about being a good friend.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Stephani Hoyle's Art Class at Mena High School had some critters visiting on Friday for their life observation drawings...
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Middle School Project Prevent Team members were busy today hanging posters for this year's Ready. Set. Record. competition. Ready. Set. Record is open to 7-12th grades. Students can create a 30-60 second video about being tobacco and nicotine free. Check out the rules and prize information at https://projectpreventar.org/what-we-do/ready-set-record.html
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Karen Purvis's JAG students are exploring the endless possibilities offered in activities and projects. The students are applying the JAG competencies of creativity, problem-solving, critical thinking, collaboration, time management, careers, and service-learning.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Friday, September 10, 2021 Clubs & Activities: Friday - FBLA meeting in Room 401 - Bring money for District Conference if you are wanting to attend. Art Club Meeting in Room 404. FCCLA meeting in Room 400. $15 dues will be accepted. FFA Meeting in the Ag Building. Membership dues are $17. Sports: Friday - Sr. Football @ Hot Springs The early bird registration deadline for FBLA district conference is this Friday (earlier than previously announced). If you want to wear the new District FBLA t-shirt to the conference and not business attire, please bring your registration money to the meeting tomorrow. The FBLA meeting will be in Room 401. To be able to attend the district conference, you must also be a current FBLA member. There is a QR code outside Room 202 to sign up using a Google Form and the $20 dues can be given to Mrs. Torix at any time. Students, please be aware that once you enter the gate for home football and volleyball games, you are not allowed to leave or go to the parking lot and come back into the facility. Once you leave the gate, you are making the decision to leave the ball game for the night, and you cannot pay to re-enter either. The chess club will have its first meeting on Friday, September 17 during enrichment. We will meet in Mrs. Labertew’s room, room 206. Students, you can purchase your homecoming dance tickets, powederpuff entry, and your DodgeFest team fees with Mrs. Ashcraft. Dance tickets are $10 each. The dance will be Saturday evening, September 25, from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. (No ticket sales on Monday) Also, today is the final day to order a homecoming t-shirt. See Mrs. Ashcraft by 2:00. This year we are happy to announce we are able to provide you with after school library hours and tutoring. The schedule for this is: Monday: Mrs. Hooker 3:30 to 7 pm Tuesday: Ms. Catlett 3:30 to 7 pm Wednesday: Ms. Ashcraft 3:30 to 6 pm Thursday: Mrs. Hoyle 3:30 to 7 pm Saturday: Mrs. Hoyle or Ms. Catlett 9:00 to 12:00 This is time that you can use to study, gather for a group meeting, use our new makerspace, or get help with assignments. If you sign up for it before the end of school, snacks will be provided. Saturday tutoring must be signed up for by Friday, the google form can be found in your “Class Of…” Google Classroom. Math tutoring will be each morning from 7:15-8:00, and each Monday- Wednesday after school until 4:15. Ms. Hendrix will be tutoring after school on Thursdays until 5:15. The cast of The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood is posted outside Ms. Kropp’s classroom. Cast members please be sure to join the Remind group and get a script today. The first practice will be Monday from 6:15-8:30 pm in Ms. Kropp’s classroom. Anyone who would like to join FCCLA please see Mrs. Wilson or Mrs. Hobson. Dues are $15 and can be paid anytime this month. If you are interested in joining the art club this year, our first meeting is today! You do not need your due money today. Come to the art room right now to learn more about the club and all the fun things we have planned for this year! If you cannot make it, email Ms. Hoyle to get details. For anyone interested in joining the Sci-Fi Club, please contact Ms. Hooker either in person or by email to be added to the Google Classroom. Our first meeting isn’t until October 8th so this is the best way to get club information before the first meeting. If you are interested in joining the Mena Basscats Bass Fishing Team, visit the Basscats Facebook page at Bass Cat Nation Fishing Team or contact Coach Rose via email at pete.rose@menaschools.org. There will not be a face to face meeting to express interest. Mena High School Student Council is selling the official 2021 Homecoming Tee this year! The cost will be $12 per shirt and we have youth sizes Small-Large and adult sizes Small-6X available for order! If you would like to order please see Mrs. Ashcraft and order by the end of the day today. Shirts will be delivered on Monday, September 20th. Check out all the upcoming Homecoming Events by scanning the QR code flyers hung around campus in the hallways, or go to bit.ly/menahoco Sales are underway on orders for the 2022 Mena High School Yearbook. If you order by October 1, you will get your yearbook for the lowest price of $50 during the early bird special. You may order online at jostensyearbooks.com with a debit or credit card, or see Mr. Philpot in Room 205 to order with cash or check. The FFA Organization is now accepting new members to join! There will be a meeting this Friday, September 10, in the Ag Building during Enrichment, this will be the first meeting of the year and it is encouraged for new members or interested students to attend. Dues are $17 and are encouraged to be paid as soon as possible. Students, as we work toward keeping everyone healthy and safe here at Mena High School, please do not come to school with Flu like or COVID-like symptoms. -Positive COVID cases will have to ISOLATE for 10 days before returning to school -IF you wear a mask correctly and have been identified as a Close Contact, you will not have to quarantine. -If not wearing a mask, and you have been identified as a Close Contact, you will have to be quarantined for 7-10 days if you have NOT been vaccinated. Students, you have the opportunity to be the teacher each Friday during Lunch A. Ms. Labertew will be set up in the cafeteria each Friday during lunch A, ready for you to teach her a new skill or a trick. Once you show her how it’s done, she will attempt to perform it as well. Whether it’s juggling, roping, a card trick, or even dance moves, Ms. Labertew is ready for you to teach her something new. Look for her in the cafeteria each Friday during lunch A for the “Teach Me How To…” events. Seniors Pictures retakes and make-up picture day will be Monday, September 13. For any seniors who did not get their pictures taken in July, we will need to get your pictures done on September 13, even if you don’t plan to purchase any of the photos. These photos are needed for the yearbook, as well as other school related purposes throughout the school year. See Mr. Philpot in room 205 for more information. If you plan to get retakes next Monday, please notify Mr. Philpot by the end of the day today. LUNCH MENU September 6 - September 10 Monday - No school Tuesday - Chicken Carbonara, Cord Dog, MTO taco Bar Wednesday - Drumstick, Hamburger, Hot Dog, Thursday - Chili, Chicken Tenders, Popcorn Chicken Salad Friday - Walking tacos, Backyard burger, pizza salad
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to these deserving students. We can't wait to see the show !!!!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS ANNOUNCEMENTS Friday, September 10 th I. Reminders:  Parent / Teacher phone conferences are next Wednesday evening  Deadline to join FBLA and pay dues for the Fall Conference is today  Quiz Bowl practice will begin next week – (6 th grade on Mondays, 7 th /8 th grade on Tuesdays) II. FFA: Right after these announcements, the FFA will meet Mr. McCormick in the Cafeteria and then go to the High School Safe Room for a meeting. III. From Mrs. Rose: 7th and 8th grade Getting to Know You activity prize winners please stop by her office between classes to claim your prize. Winners are Amber Beaver, Abigale Tolbert, Dylan Johnson, Owen Simpson, Wyatt Kincaid, Adelhei Look, Gracie Deramus, Serenity Ehret, Alyana Powell, Jonas Hernandez, Bailey Benner, Trinity Richmond, Elijah Thompson, Alaina Gilbert, Gage Hicks, Darius Whitehead, Andrew Erickson, Nayeli Pinon, Kylar Parnell, and Raven Romero. IV. Dance: Weather permitting, we will have our MMS dance next Tuesday. The dance will take place outside in the patio area.  For MMS students only  6:30 – 8:30 pm  $5 entry fee  Concession stand will be available  This is a school-sponsored event – school rules and policies still apply  Make sure your parents know what time the dance ends so that you will be picked up promptly. V. Lunchtime Weather: VI. Lunch Menu: Main Line – Walking Tacos Pizza Line – Pizza, PBJ, Deli Sandwich, Pizza Salad Concession – Backyard Burger, Chicken Sandwich, Meatball
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Watch the Bearcat Coaches Show at the link below. Coach Bentley recaps the win over Clarksville & previews this weeks game at Hot Springs, GO BEARCATS ! https://bearcatfoundation.com/coach-bentley-coachs-show-week-1-2/
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Sr. Football Plays at Hot Springs High School today at 7:00pm, GO BEARCATS !
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Thursday, September 9th Mena Sr. Volleyball defeated Camden Fairview 3-0 by a score of 25-9 25-7 & 25-4 Mena Jr. Volleyball defeated Camden Fairview 2-0. Bearcat 7th Grade Football defeated Clarksville 14-6. Bearcat Jr. Football defeated Clarksville 28-16. Mena Golf finished 2nd at the Malvern Country Club with a team score of 145. Cooper Plunket-47, Evan Leonard-49 & Alex Rocha-49.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Sr. High & Jr. High Cross Country competed at the Tom Stuthard Stampede on Tuesday. Tre McMellon & Trevin Plunkett led the Bearcats. Check the results at https://ar.milesplit.com/meets/439573-tom-stuthard-stampede-2021-2021/results/760417/formatted#.YTqqzJ1KiyI
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The September reading challenge has begun for Mrs. Floyd’s Fabulous Firsties! Students are encouraged to read 4 fiction books this month and share what they read with others in a fun way. This week we all chose to make bookmarks about Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse. If you’d like to know what this story is about, just ask a firstie!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Diamond Bank (Mena) has partnered with Mena Newspapers, Inc. during football season to highlight a Player of the Week. Congratulations to Bobby Wallis on earning the Week 1 Diamond Bank Player of the Week honor! #gobearcats #playeroftheweek #highschoolfootball #banklocal #communitybanking
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Let's talk about a good book! Mrs. William's has been visiting classrooms from Kindergarten to Second grade to model and teach the importance of book talks. Book talks allow us to tell others about great books we have read. We love reading at Louise Durham so talking about what we are reading is so much fun!! 📚📚
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Several Mena Bearcats are among the statistical leaders this season according to Max Preps. Austin Rose is 3rd in the state in passing. Rose has completed almost 70% of his passes for 558 yards in the first two games. Caleb Peters is 7th in the state n receiving. Peters has 14 catches for 203 yards thru two games. Jarrett Burger is 13th in the state in tackles. Burger has a total of 21 tackles in the first two games. Click the link to see where other Bearcats are on the list. https://www.maxpreps.com/list/stat_leaders.aspx?gendersport=boys,football&state=ar
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena FFA had 8 FFA members who exhibited livestock last week at the 2021 Polk County Fair. These FFA members showed their animals last week with great success! Those members and their titles and awards are as follows: Kiylee Hughes- Grand Champion Market Lamb, Reserve Grand Champion Market Lamb, Grand Champion County Bred Market Lamb, Reserve Grand Champion County Bred Market Lamb Lacy Floyd-Grand Champion Market Goat, Reserve Grand Champion Market Goat, Champion Senior Goat Showman, Champion Senior Lamb Showman Claire Walston-Reserve Grand Champion County Bred Market Hog Addi Dollar-Grand Champion Beefmaster Heifer, and Sale Qualifier with her market lamb Taylor Thacker-Grand Champion Main/Chi Heifer, Grand Champion Hereford Heifer Breanna Hall-Sale Qualifier Market Hog Ava Fields-Reserve Grand Champion County Bred Market Goat Lynnlee Cook-1st Place in class with her Market Lamb and Sale Qualifier Congratulations to our FFA members and good luck to you all as you show at the Arkansas Youth Expo and Arkansas State Fair in October!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Thursday, September 9, 2021 Clubs & Activities: Thursday - a college rep from the Southern Arkansas University (SAU) is in Room 403 today during enrichment for any senior who is not in Mrs. Purvis’ JAG classes; Quiz Bowl Practice will be on Wednesdays and Thursdays at high school. Friday - FBLA meeting in Room 401 - Bring money for District Conference if you are wanting to attend. Sports: Thursday - Jr. High Football will play @ Clarksville MHS Golf will play at Malvern, Volleyball @ Camden Jr. JV, Jr. V, Sr. V Friday - Sr. Football @ Hot Springs The early bird registration deadline for FBLA district conference is this Friday (earlier than previously announced). If you want to wear the new District FBLA t-shirt to the conference and not business attire, please bring your registration money to the meeting tomorrow. The FBLA meeting will be in Room 401. To be able to attend the district conference, you must also be a current FBLA member. There is a QR code outside Room 202 to sign up using a Google Form and the $20 dues can be given to Mrs. Torix at any time. Students, please be aware that once you enter the gate for home football and volleyball games, you are not allowed to leave or go to the parking lot and come back into the facility. Once you leave the gate, you are making the decision to leave the ball game for the night, and you cannot pay to re-enter either. We are forming a chess club. There is a google classroom that students can join. We are still in the planning stages. Please see Ms. Smith in room 104 for more information. Students, you can purchase your homecoming dance tickets with Mrs. Ashcraft. Tickets are $10 each. The dance will be Saturday evening, September 25, from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. This year we are happy to announce we are able to provide you with after school library hours and tutoring. The schedule for this is: Monday: Mrs. Hooker 3:30 to 7 pm Tuesday: Mrs. Hoyle or Ms. Catlett 3:30 to 7 pm Wednesday: Ms. Ashcraft 3:30 to 6 pm Thursday: Mrs. Hoyle or Ms. Catlett 3:30 to 7 pm Saturday: Mrs. Hoyle or Ms. Catlett 9:00 to 12:00 This is time that you can use to study, gather for a group meeting, use our new makerspace, or get help with assignments. If you sign up for it before the end of school, snacks will be provided. Saturday tutoring must be signed up for by Friday, the google form can be found in your “Class Of…” Google Classroom. Math tutoring will be each morning from 7:15-8:00, and each Monday- Wednesday after school until 4:15. Ms. Hendrix will be tutoring after school on Thursdays until 5:15. If you would like to be in the school play, The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood, come by Ms. Kropp’s room 201 and pick up an audition paper. The play is open to all MHS students. Auditions will be tomorrow from 4-6 in the MHS PAC. Anyone who would like to join FCCLA please see Mrs. Wilson or Mrs. Hobson. Dues are $15 and can be paid anytime this month. If you are interested in joining the art club this year, our first meeting will be this Friday, September 10th! Come to the art room during Enrichment to learn more about the club and all the fun things we have planned for this year! For anyone interested in joining the Sci-Fi Club, please contact Ms. Hooker either in person or by email to be added to the Google Classroom. Our first meeting isn’t until October 8th so this is the best way to get club information before the first meeting. If you are interested in joining the Mena Basscats Bass Fishing Team, visit the Basscats Facebook page at Bass Cat Nation Fishing Team or contact Coach Rose via email at pete.rose@menaschools.org. There will not be a face to face meeting to express interest. Mena High School Student Council is selling the official 2021 Homecoming Tee this year! The cost will be $12 per shirt and we have youth sizes Small-Large and adult sizes Small-6X available for order! If you would like to order please see Mrs. Ashcraft and order no later than this Friday, September 10th. Shirts will be delivered on Monday, September 20th. Check out all the upcoming Homecoming Events by scanning the QR code flyers hung around campus in the hallways, or go to bit.ly/menahoco Sales are underway on orders for the 2022 Mena High School Yearbook. If you order by October 1, you will get your yearbook for the lowest price of $50 during the early bird special. You may order online at jostensyearbooks.com with a debit or credit card, or see Mr. Philpot in Room 205 to order with cash or check. The FFA Organization is now accepting new members to join! There will be a meeting this Friday, September 10, in the Ag Building during Enrichment, this will be the first meeting of the year and it is encouraged for new members or interested students to attend. Dues are $17 and are encouraged to be paid as soon as possible. Students, as we work toward keeping everyone healthy and safe here at Mena High School, please do not come to school with Flu like or COVID-like symptoms. -Positive COVID cases will have to ISOLATE for 10 days before returning to school -IF you wear a mask correctly and have been identified as a Close Contact, you will not have to quarantine. -If not wearing a mask, and you have been identified as a Close Contact, you will have to be quarantined for 7-10 days if you have NOT been vaccinated. Students, you have the opportunity to be the teacher each Friday during Lunch A and Lunch B. Ms. Labertew will be set up in the cafeteria each Friday during lunch, ready for you to teach her a new skill or a trick. Once you show her how it’s done, she will attempt to perform it as well. Whether it’s juggling, roping, a card trick, or even dance moves, Ms. Labertew is ready for you to teach her something new. Look for her in the cafeteria each Friday during lunch for the “Teach Me How To…” events. Seniors Pictures retakes and make-up picture day will be next Monday, September 13. For any seniors who did not get their pictures taken in July, we will need to get your pictures done on September 13, even if you don’t plan to purchase any of the photos. These photos are needed for the yearbook, as well as other school related purposes throughout the school year. See Mr. Philpot in room 205 for more information. If you plan to get retakes next Monday, please notify Mr. Philpot by tomorrow. LUNCH MENU Thursday - Chili, Chicken Tenders, Popcorn Chicken Salad Friday - Walking tacos, Backyard burger, pizza salad
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mrs. Purvis welcomed Vilma Espinoza from Southern Arkansas University to Mena High School on Thursday. Espinoza was here supplying info about SAU with interested students.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Megan Garland with the University of Arkansas id at Mena High School today visiting with students in Mrs. Purvis' room. This is an opportunity for students to learn & make informed decisions on their post high school plans.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS ANNOUNCEMENTS Wednesday, September 8 th I. Reminder: Parent / Teacher Conferences and your first mid-term grades are one week from today. Under our current situation, conferences will not be held on campus. Parents will be receiving a phone call from teachers that evening to discuss your progress and grades. II. MMS Dance: We plan to hold our dance next Tuesday evening (weather permitting). If you have a song request, write the song title and your name on a sheet of paper and turn it in to Mrs. Rose this week. III. From Mrs. Sikes: Reminder: Deadline to join FBLA and attend the Fall Leadership Conference is this Friday, September 10. All forms and money must be turned in to Mrs. Sikes by the end of the week. IV. From Mrs. Sims: Quiz Bowl practice will begin next week during ACHIEVE. 6 th grade Quiz Bowl will practice on Mondays, 7 th / 8 th grade will practice on Tuesdays. Practice will take place in the Conference room next to Mrs. Rose’s office. On those days, stay in your ACHIEVE class until the end of announcements. V. You have probably noticed that we are now offering a 2 nd chance breakfast between 1 st period and ACHIEVE. You do need to know that if you already had a school breakfast earlier in the morning, you will be charged for getting another one from the cart. The cart is located outside the front office. VI. Lunchtime Weather: VII. Lunch Menu: Main Line – Chicken Drumsticks Pizza Line – Pizza, PBJ, Deli Sandwich, Turkey Chef Salad Concession – Hamburger, Chicken Sandwich, Corn Dog
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Sr. Volleyball played Malvern at the Union Bank Center on Tuesday. The score was 25-21, 25-23 & 25-5. The Ladycats improve to 4-0 & will plat at Camden Fairview on Thursday.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Jr. Ladycats defeated Malvern on Thursday at the Union Bank Center. The score was 25-18 & 25-20. Mena is now 4-0 on the season & will play at Camden Fairview on Thursday ! https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter_ids=20083
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School would like to thank The Tire Shop for sponsoring a fun filled evening at Suzy Q’s on Tuesday, September 21st to kick off the 2021 Homecoming festivities! It will include ice cream and games and is FREE to all MHS students! Just bring your student ID!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Coaches select #33, Jayden Felix, as the Farm Bureau Insurance Player of the Week vs. Clarksville. Jayden is a Junior running back / linebacker for the Bearcats. He had 1 receiving touchdown and 1 rushing touchdown with over 100 all- purpose yards on offense and 2 tackles for loss, defensively. His efforts helped lead the Bearcats to a comfortable 38-14 victory over the Panthers. Mena’s off to a great start, at 2-0 for the year! Jayden is the son of Walter and Misty Felix and is one of eight children, having 2 brothers and 5 sisters. His hobbies are primarily football, off season conditioning, and X-Box games. After graduation, Jayden hopes to continue to play football at the college level, as he pursues a degree in Accounting. This week, Mena will travel to Hot Springs to take on the Hot Springs High Trojans, who currently stand at 1-1 for the season. Mena lost a close game to the Trojans last year and Jayden and the Bearcats will be up for a little payback come Friday night. Shown presenting Jayden with the Player of the Week game ball are Bearcat assistant Coach, Chad Arnold, and Farm Bureau Insurance agent, Mitch Sikes. Farm Bureau Insurance is a proud supporter of Mena Bearcat athletics!!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Sept 7-10 Mena School District Meal Order Form 20-21, For PCVA Students and Children 18 and under not enrolled in school https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdMEv4d6j_1swFkNTSKbHhd6C2GE_amO2p5mGX8jB6hM8iJGA/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Sydney Welch with the University of Central Arkansas is on the Mena High School Campus today visiting with students & answering any questions they have about UCA.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Tuesday, September 7th Mena Cross Country will compete in their first meet of the season at the Tom Stuthard Stampede in Acorn starting at 3:30pm. Jr. & Sr. Volleyball will host Malvern at the Union Bank Center beginning at 4:00pm.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
If you are planning to attend the Mena football game at Hot Springs on September 10th please be aware that tickets will be sold online only. No tickets will be sold at the gates. Tickets may be printed or downloaded on a phone and scanned in at the gate. Here's the link for parents/fans to purchase tickets for the September 10, 2021 game at Hot Springs. https://hotspringstrojans.ticketleap.com/hsfb-hot-springs-vs-mena/?fbclid=IwAR1HUSVcFDYUmMcS50g3eUUTQksLyWe6ABXn4keZMOvkTAQBUQid9_rKAlI
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Today is National Read a Book Day !!!!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Bearcats improved to 2-0 with a dominant 34-14 win over Clarksville on Friday at Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium. Mena will be on the road at Hot Springs next week.. GO BEARCATS !!!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Flashlight reading ➕ buddy reading ➕ using nature to learn phonics rules = 1 amazing week for Mrs. Floyd’s Fabulous Firsties .
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mrs. Ford's and Mrs. White's third-grade classes at HHE enjoyed a "Book Tasting" today. Students were given the opportunity to sample some juicy reads. They were introduced to different authors, genres, and series. We love reading!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MHS/MMS Choir Teacher Lana Coogan & MMS Principal Todd Coogan educated her students in the art of vocal performance with guitar accompaniment on Friday.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
*****ATTENTION GRANDPARENTS**** Sunday September 12th is Grandparents Day & Holly Harshman Elementary hopes you plan to celebrate. You are invited to take a picture of yourself & your grandchild and post it on the Holly Harshman Elementary Facebook Page as a comment. You can also email your photo to mark.hobson@menaschools.org or send a photo to school & we will do it for you. Thanks for playing an important part in your grandchild's learning experience. We appreciate everything you do !
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Activities this week included cooking French toast for breakfast for Fun Friday. Way to meet your weekly goals guys! Happy Friday from AE & The Hub!!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Get your game face on !!! The Mena Bearcats play Clarksville tonight at Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium. Kickoff is at 7:00pm. GO BEARCATS !!!!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Bridgett Martin, with the Polk County Extension Office, spoke to 5th graders at Holly Harshman Elementary on Friday about the importance of hydration. She also had a parting gift for the students which they gladly accepted.. Thanks Mrs. Martin !!!!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Holly Harshman students were greeted by Sr. High Bearcats when they arrived at school on Friday. It's Gameday !!!!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Sheep were on the agenda Thursday at the Polk County Fair & once again Mena students were all about it !
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Sheep were on the agenda Thursday at the Polk County Fair & once again Mena students were all about it !
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena AE students continued their volunteer work this week at CMA helping to get the campgrounds ready for bike rally week. Great work guys, thank you!!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Diamond Bank (Mena) has partnered with Mena Newspapers, Inc. during football season to highlight a Player of the Week. Congratulations to Caleb Peters, wide receiver/defensive back, on earning the Week 0 Diamond Bank Player of the Week honor!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The 2021 Homecoming Court posing for official photos on Thursday at Mena High School. Homecoming will be on September 24th. Click the link for more info https://sites.google.com/menaschools.org/event/homecoming-2021
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS ANNOUNCEMENTS Thursday, September 2 nd I. Reminder: Monday is Labor Day and there will be no school. II. Several of you have been taking off your shoes while outside at lunch. Do not take off your shoes. There is always a chance of stepping on an old nail, broken glass, or a stinging insect. III. MMS Band Students: Beginning on Monday, you are not allowed to hang out in the Band Room in the mornings before school. You can still drop off your instrument but then you must leave the Band Room and either go to breakfast or go outside with the rest of the students. IV. From Mrs. Rose: The 6th grade Getting to Know You activity prize winners please stop by her office between classes to claim your prize. Winners are: Paeyton Hostetler, Landon Bush, Jimi Roberts, Gabruielle Autrey, Hailey Tosta, Samual Hopper, Gavin Crawford, Sergio Maldanand, Abbagail Cude and Beau Rodgers V. Tomorrow we will do a random drawing for a prize. The prize will be a free pass to all of the dances we hope to have this year. There will be one winner from each grade. To be eligible, you must have turned in all required paperwork, have missed no days of school, and have had no discipline write-ups. VI. Lunchtime Weather: VII. Lunch Menu: Main Line – Chicken Drumstick Pizza Line – Pizza, PBJ, Deli Sandwich, Popcorn Chicken Salad Concession – Bacon Cheeseburger, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Chicken Tenders
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Coach’s Show is back!! Visit www.bearcatfoundation.com under headlines or at https://bearcatfoundation.com/coach-bentley-coachs-show-week-1/ . Listen for the the recap of the 42-7 win over DeQueen and a look at this weeks opponent the Clarksville Panthers.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Golf will be playing at the DeQueen Country Club today. Mena 7th Grade & Jr. High Football will play at DeQueen today beginning at 5:30pm. GO BEARCATS!!!!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Just a few of our kiddos showing animals at the fair! 🎠🎡👏🏻🐑🐖🐐🐄🐓
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena students were front and center in the show ring at the Polk County Fair on Wednesday !!!!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Stop by the Mena Public Schools booth ,in the commercial building, at the Polk County Fair. You can register to win a cutting board created by Mena FFA & a $300.00 gift certicate from Washburns Home Furnishings.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School students were excited to get fitted for letter jackets today. Go Bearcats!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
A Happy Day at HHE !!! Students who returned all their paperwork were eligible for the Back to School Drawing today. Congratulations 5th Grade Winner - KERRY IRONS - Hover Board 4th Grade Winner - MAKAYLEE SMITH - Hover Board 3rd Grade Winner - ZANE GOLDEN - Hover Board BLAINE DAVY - Captain America Movie Pack Grand Prize - ASHTON TIDWELL - Nintendo Switch, Game & Case Thanks for returning your paper work promptly &congratulations to KERRY, MAKAYLEE, ZANE, BLAINE & ASHTON !!!!!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
IF you have a child who is out for a long term absence, please come by HHE and pick up your child's work. We are placing work in the tubs on our porch. The work should be labeled with your child's name. If you have any questions, please let us know. Thank you!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Make plans to attend this years Homecoming Dance & look for details at the link. https://sites.google.com/menaschools.org/event/homecoming-2021
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School Yearbook Staff is attending the Jostens Yearbook Workshop at Greenwood High School today.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Monday, September 6th is the Labor Day Holiday. Mena Public Schools will be closed... We hope you enjoy the three day weekend & we will see you bright and early on Tuesday... GO BEARCATS!!!!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1st Sports: Thursday - (CANCELLED)Junior High Volleyball will host Little Rock Central Jr. High Football will play at DeQueen MHS Golf will play at DeQueen Friday - Sr. Football will host Clarksville with kickoff at 7:00 p.m. This year we are happy to announce we are able to provide you with after school library hours and tutoring. The schedule for this is: Monday: Mrs. Hooker 3:30 to 7 pm Tuesday: Mrs. Hoyle or Ms. Catlett 3:30 to 7 pm Wednesday: Ms. Ashcraft 3:30 to 6 pm Thursday: Mrs. Hoyle or Ms. Catlett 3:30 to 7 pm Saturday: Mrs. Hoyle or Ms. Catlett 9:00 to 12:00 This is time that you can use to study, gather for a group meeting, use our new makerspace, or get help with assignments. If you sign up for it before the end of school, snacks will be provided. Saturday tutoring must be signed up for by Friday, the google form can be found in your “Class Of…” Google Classroom. Math tutoring will be each morning from 7:15-8:00, and each Monday- Wednesday after school til 4:15. Ms. Hendrix will be tutoring after school on Thursdays til 5:15. If you would like to be in the school play, The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood, come by Ms. Kropp’s room 201 and pick up an audition paper. The play is open to all MHS students. Auditions will be next week on Tuesday from 6:30-8:30 and Thursday from 4-6 in the MHS PAC. If you are interested in joining the Mena Basscats Bass Fishing Team, visit the Basscats Facebook page at Bass Cat Nation Fishing Team or contact Coach Rose via email at pete.rose@menaschools.org. There will not be a face to face meeting to express interest. Homecoming is on the horizon and students should be ready to dance! This year, we will host the first annual Homecoming Semi-Formal Dance. Dress is semi-formal and tickets must be purchased in advance. More information on ticket sales coming soon! Questions should be directed to Mrs. Ashcraft, Mrs. Hobson or Mrs. Hughes. Mena High School Student Council is selling the official 2021 Homecoming Tee this year! The cost will be $12 per shirt and we have youth sizes Small-Large and adult sizes Small-6X available for order! If you would like to order please see Ms.Hobson and order no later than Friday, September 10th. Shirts will be delivered on Monday, September 20th. Check out all the upcoming Homecoming Events by scanning the QR code flyers hung around campus in the hallways, or go to bit.ly/menahoco Sales are underway on orders for the 2022 Mena High School Yearbook. If you order by October 1, you will get your yearbook for the lowest price of $50 during the early bird special. You may order online at jostensyearbooks.com with a debit or credit card, or see Mr. Philpot in Room 205 to order with cash or check. The Fall FBLA District Leadership Conference will be held in Fort Smith on Monday, October 4th. Before you are able to go to the conference….YOU MUST JOIN!!! Membership dues are $20 and there is a $20 registration fee to attend the fall conference. See Mrs. Torix to pay dues and register for the conference! Our first meeting will be Friday, September 10th and the deadline for conference registration is Wednesday, September 15th. The Mena High School Cheerleading team is doing a “Paint the Paw” fundraiser. Get your parking spot painted with your name and graduation year for $25! Deadline to order your parking spot is this Friday, September 3rd! See Coach Hughes in room 315 for details or to purchase your Paw. The FFA Organization is now accepting new members to join! There will be a meeting on September 10th in the Ag Building during Enrichment, this will be the first meeting of the year and it is encouraged for new members or interested students to attend. Dues are $17 and are encouraged to be paid as soon as possible. WE would love to see you there, and get to know you! Students, as we work toward keeping everyone healthy and safe here at Mena High School, please do not come to school with Flu like or COVID-like symptoms. -Positive COVID cases will have to ISOLATE for 10 days before returning to school -IF you wear a mask correctly and have been identified as a Close Contact, you will not have to quarantine. -If not wearing a mask, and you have been identified as a Close Contact, you will have to quarantine for 7-10 days if you have NOT been vaccinated. Students, you have the opportunity to be the teacher each Friday during Lunch A and Lunch B. Ms. Labertew will be set up in the cafeteria each Friday during lunch, ready for you to teach her a new skill or a trick. Once you show her how it’s done, she will attempt to perform it as well. Whether it’s juggling, roping, a card trick, or even dance moves, Ms. Labertew is ready for you to teach her something new. Look for her in the cafeteria each Friday during lunch for the “Teach Me How To…” events.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Our AMAZING librarian, Tiffany Williams, came to see Mrs. Bentley's Super Second Graders to model how to do a Book Talk. We’ve started the process, and they are doing so great
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Sales are underway on orders for the 2022 Mena High School Yearbook. If you order by October 1, you will get your yearbook for the lowest price of $50 during the early bird special. You may order online at jostensyearbooks.com with a debit or credit card, or see Mr. Philpot in Room 205 to order with cash or check.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The FFA Organization is now accepting new members to join! There will be a meeting on September 10th in the Ag Building during Enrichment, this will be the first meeting of the year and it is encouraged for new members or interested students to attend. Dues are $17 and are encouraged to be paid as soon as possible. WE would love to see you there, and get to know you
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena High School Cheerleading team is doing a “Paint the Paw” fundraiser. Get your parking spot painted with your name and graduation year for $25! Deadline to order your parking spot is this Friday, September 3rd! See Coach Hughes in room 315 for details or to purchase your Paw.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
If you are interested in joining the Mena Basscats Bass Fishing Team, visit the Basscats Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/298629374002848 or contact Coach Rose via email at pete.rose@menaschools.org. There will not be a face to face meeting to express interest.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS ANNOUNCEMENTS Tuesday, August 31 st I. We are going to see about rescheduling the dance for the 3 rd week of September. I I. Reminder: Next Monday is Labor Day and there will be no school. III. Our first Parent / Teacher Conferences and mid-term grades are just a couple of weeks away. Make every effort to get your work completed and turned in on time. IV. Students in Lunch “B” are not allowed to take food or drinks outside today. Keep your lunch in the Cafeteria or Library. V. As the hot weather continues, remember your water bottle each day and stay hydrated. VI. Lunchtime Weather: VII. Lunch Menu: Main Line – Popcorn Chicken Bowl Pizza Line – Pizza, PBJ, Deli Sandwich, Cobb Salad Concession – Rib Patty Sandwich, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Chicken Tenders
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Golf had a good day on the links at the Malvern Country Club. The varsity boys finished second behind Arkadelphia. Rhett Brotherton-42 Sean Sullivan-43 Evan Leonard-49 Brody peters-52 Team Score- 134 Junior Varsity Cooper Plunkett-46 Alex Rocha-57 Mena Volleyball played at Clarksville on Monday. The Ladycats won 3-0 by a score of 25-22. 25-9 & 25-7. The girls will host Malvern on Tuesday 9/7 at the UBC. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter_ids=19738
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Sept 7-10 Mena School District Meal Order Form 20-21, For PCVA Students and Children 18 and under not enrolled in school https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdJUeuud_OF-WGq0erDzVJO4miHUGwS4f4_ftPjFzGZkFIYfw/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Coaches have selected #15, Austin Rose, as the Farm Bureau Insurance Player of the Game for Week #1 vs. perineal rival, DeQueen. Austin played very well at the Quarterback position last Friday night and led Mena to a 42-7 season opening victory over the Leopards. Austin’s stats for the game included 272 passing yards, throwing for 2 TD’s and rushing for another. He also kicked 4 extra points for the Bearcats. Austin is the son of Phillip and Leilani Rose, and the brother of Kacie Rose and Natalie Ledbetter, all of Mena. Bearcat Player of the Game vs. Dequeen - AUSTIN ROSE This is Austin’s final year as a Bearcat, also playing baseball in the spring semester, as either shortstop or pitcher. Austin’s hobbies include both hunting and fishing , but he excels at bass fishing. He and fishing partner, Jarrett Berger, represented Mena High School very well recently at the National High School finals in South Carolina, with a 15th place overall finish. After high school, Austin would like to compete professionally as a tournament bass fisherman, and is wanting to pursue a career in either coaching or to become a Game Warden with the AR Game and Fish Commission. This week, Austin and the Bearcats will host the Clarksville Panthers, at Randall Horton field, beginning at 7:00 Presenting Austin with the first Player of the Week game ball is Farm Bureau Insurance Agent , Andy Brown , and Mena’s Offensive Coordinator, Bearcat Coach Landon Dover. Farm Bureau Insurance is a proud supporter of Mena Bearcat Athletics!!!!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Monday, August 30, 2021 Sports: Monday - Senior High Volleyball will play at Clarksville. MHS Golf will play at Malvern. Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - (CANCELLED)Junior High Volleyball will host Little Rock Central Jr. High Football will play at DeQueen MHS Golf will play at DeQueen Friday - Sr. Football will host Clarksville with kickoff at 7:00 p.m. This year we are happy to announce we are able to provide you with after school library hours and tutoring. The schedule for this is: Monday: Mrs. Hooker 3:30 to 7 pm Tuesday: Mrs. Hoyle or Ms. Catlett 3:30 to 7 pm Wednesday: Ms. Ashcraft 3:30 to 6 pm Thursday: Mrs. Hoyle or Ms. Catlett 3:30 to 7 pm Saturday: Mrs. Hoyle or Ms. Catlett 9:00 to 12:00 Saturday tutoring needs to be If you are interested in joining the Mena Basscats Bass Fishing Team, visit the Basscats Facebook page at Bass Cat Nation Fishing Team or contact Coach Rose via email at pete.rose@menaschools.org. There will not be a face to face meeting to express interest. Homecoming is on the horizon and students should be ready to dance! This year, we will host the first annual Homecoming Semi-Formal Dance. Dress is semi-formal and tickets must be purchased in advance. More information on ticket sales coming soon! Questions should be directed to Mrs. Ashcraft, Mrs. Hobson or Mrs. Hughes. Mena High School Student Council is selling the official 2021 Homecoming Tee this year! The cost will be $12 per shirt and we have youth sizes Small-Large and adult sizes Small-6X available for order! If you would like to order please see Ms.Hobson and order no later than Friday, September 10th. Shirts will be delivered on Monday, September 20th. Check out all the upcoming Homecoming Events by scanning the QR code flyers hung around campus in the hallways, or go to bit.ly/menahoco Sales are underway on orders for the 2022 Mena High School Yearbook. If you order by October 1, you will get your yearbook for the lowest price of $50 during the early bird special. You may order online at jostensyearbooks.com with a debit or credit card, or see Mr. Philpot in Room 205 to order with cash or check. The Fall FBLA District Leadership Conference will be held in Fort Smith on Monday, October 4th. Before you are able to go to the conference….YOU MUST JOIN!!! Membership dues are $20 and there is a $20 registration fee to attend the fall conference. Beginning TODAY, See Mrs. Torix to pay dues and register for the conference! The deadline for conference registration is Wednesday, September 15th. Students: Some of you completed the FBLA membership form last spring before school ended. If you did not pay your dues, please see Mrs. Torix to complete your membership no later than this Friday, September 3rd. The Mena High School Cheerleading team is doing a “Paint the Paw” fundraiser. Get your parking spot painted with your name and graduation year for $25! Deadline to order your parking spot is this Friday, September 3rd! See Coach Hughes in room 315 for details or to purchase your Paw. The FFA Organization is now accepting new members to join! There will be a meeting on September 10th in the Ag Building during Enrichment, this will be the first meeting of the year and it is encouraged for new members or interested students to attend. Dues are $17 and are encouraged to be paid as soon as possible. WE would love to see you there, and get to know you! Students, as we work toward keeping everyone healthy and safe here at Mena High School, please do not come to school with Flu like or COVID-like symptoms. -Positive COVID cases will have to ISOLATE for 10 days before returning to school -IF you wear a mask correctly and have been identified as a Close Contact, you will not have to quarantine. -If not wearing a mask, and you have been identified as a Close Contact, you will have to quarantine for 7-10 days if you have NOT been vaccinated. Students, you have the opportunity to be the teacher each Friday during Lunch A and Lunch B. Ms. Labertew will be set up in the cafeteria each Friday during lunch, ready for you to teach her a new skill or a trick. Once you show her how it’s done, she will attempt to perform it as well. Whether it’s juggling, roping, a card trick, or even dance moves, Ms. Labertew is ready for you to teach her something new. Look for her in the cafeteria each Friday during lunch for the “Teach Me How To…” events. LUNCH MENU August 30 - September 3 Monday - Fish Sticks w/Mac and Cheese, Corn Dog, Hamburger, Chicken Sand. Tuesday - Loaded Tot & Chicken Bowl, Chicken Tenders, Rib Patty
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Beginning Band students took part in the Beginning Band Bootcamp on Saturday. The Beginners learned how to assemble/clean their instrument, produce sound, and play their first five notes. Each instrument section was taught by a high school band member. GO BAND !!!!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MHS Cheer did their part to secure a 42-7 win on opening night at Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium... GO BEARCATS!!!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Bearcats led 15-0 at the half & rolled in the second half enroute to a 42-7 win over DeQueen Friday at Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium. Mena will be back at home next Friday when they host Clarksville. Clarksville lost to Ozark in overtime 14-13 this week. GO BEARCATS!!!!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Bearcat Band performed at halftime of Mena's 42-7 win on Friday at Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium. GO BEARCAT BAND!!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The student body was glad to be back in Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium on Friday & they were rewarded with a 42-7 Mena win. GO BEARCATS!!!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mrs. Floyd's Fabulous Firsties found some very fun ways to learn this week! We also made some creative art for the fair. You’ll have to look for our fair display to see our wonderful finished products!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
3rd Grade students at Holly Harshman Elementary experimented with using force to explode a watermelon on Friday... The watermelon was donated by Jamie Coplin, parent of Journey and Nathaniel Coplin.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
A huge shout out to these Bearcats for greeting the students in the car line at Holly Harshman elementary this morning. GO BEARCATS!!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Friday, August 27, 2021 Sports: Friday - Sr. Football will play DeQueen at Bearcat Stadium, with kickoff at 7:00 p.m. Homecoming is on the horizon and students should be ready to dance! This year, we will host the first annual Homecoming Semi-Formal Dance. Dress is semi-formal and tickets must be purchased in advance. More information on ticket sales coming soon! Questions should be directed to Mrs. Ashcraft, Mrs. Hobson or Mrs. Hughes. Mena High School Student Council is selling the official 2021 Homecoming Tee this year! The cost will be $12 per shirt and we have youth sizes Small-Large and adult sizes Small-6X available for order! If you would like to order please email Ms.Hobson at ladatha.hobson@menaschools.org and drop off your money in a sealed envelope with your name to the Mena High School office no later than Friday, September 10th. Shirts will be delivered to all Mena Public School campuses and local businesses on Monday, September 20th. Check out all the upcoming Homecoming Events by scanning the QR code flyers hung around campus in the hallways, or go to bit.ly/menahoco The Football Game Spirit Themes have been posted in your Class Of Google Classroom. For tonight’s game, “Go Greek” to dress up for Srat/Frat night! Any students interested in signing up for the Cross Country team, please see Coach Peters to express your interest. Sales are underway on orders for the 2022 Mena High School Yearbook. If you order by October 1, you will get your yearbook for the lowest price of $50 during the early bird special. You may order online at jostensyearbooks.com with a debit or credit card, or see Mr. Philpot in Room 205 to order with cash or check. FBLA has been waiting for an in person conference for a year and it is happening! The Fall District Leadership Conference will be held in Fort Smith on Monday, October 4th. Before you are able to go to the conference….YOU MUST JOIN!!! Membership dues are $20 and there is a $20 registration fee to attend the fall conference. Beginning TODAY, See Mrs. Torix to pay dues and register for the conference! The deadline for conference registration is Wednesday, September 15th. Students: Some of you completed the FBLA membership form last spring before school ended. If you did not pay your dues, please see Mrs. Torix to complete your membership no later than Friday, September 3rd. The Mena High School Cheerleading team is doing a “Paint the Paw” fundraiser. Get your parking spot painted with your name and graduation year for $25! Deadline to order your parking spot is September 3rd! See Coach Hughes in room 315 for details or to reserve your Paw. Want to join a group that has a place for everyone? The FFA Organization is now accepting new members to join! There will be a meeting on September 10th in the Ag Building during Enrichment, this will be the first meeting of the year and it is encouraged for new members or interested students to attend. Dues are $17 and are encouraged to be paid as soon as possible. WE would love to see you there, and get to know you! Students, as we work toward keeping everyone healthy and safe here at Mena High School, please do not come to school with Flu like or COVID-like symptoms. -Positive COVID cases will have to ISOLATE for 10 days before returning to school -IF you wear a mask correctly and have been identified as a Close Contact, you will not have to quarantine. -If not wearing a mask, and you have been identified as a Close Contact, you will have to quarantine for 7-10 days if you have NOT been vaccinated. Students, you have the opportunity to be the teacher each Friday during Lunch A and Lunch B. Ms. Labertew will be set up in the cafeteria each Friday during lunch, ready for you to teach her a new skill or a trick. Once you show her how it’s done, she will attempt to perform it as well. Whether it’s juggling, roping, a card trick, or even dance moves, Ms. Labertew is ready for you to teach her something new. Look for her in the cafeteria each Friday during lunch for the “Teach Me How To…” events. LUNCH MENU Friday - Baked Potato, Backyard Burger, Chicken Sand., CheeseBurger August 30 - September 3 Monday - Fish Sticks w/Mac and Cheese, Corn Dog, Hamburger, Chicken Sand. Tuesday - Loaded Tot & Chicken Bowl, Chicken Tenders, Rib Patty Sand.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS ANNOUNCEMENTS Friday, August 27 th I. Right after these announcements, any 7 th or 8 th grader that is interested in FBLA will have a meeting in Mrs. Sikes’ classroom. II. Students, remember that if you are not feeling well or have a temperature, do not come to school. III. All of our campuses are starting to see a rise in students being sent home either as a result of a positive test or as a close contact. Just a reminder that State law now states that if you are identified as a close contact but you are either fully vaccinated or you were wearing a mask at the time, you will not have to quarantine. IV. Students, with our dance having to be held outside, I told you that there are several factors that would determine whether or not we would be able to have the dance, with weather being one of them. There is a tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico and it is projected to become a hurricane and hit Louisiana on Monday and is forecasted to bring steady to heavy rainfall to several states, including all of Arkansas, by Tuesday. Unfortunately, we have made the decision to postpone the dance. We will try to reschedule it within the next couple of weeks. V. The Mena Bearcats will open their season tonight at Bearcat Stadium at 7:00. If you are attending the game or any football game this year, keep a few things in mind:  School rules still apply  Stay in the bleachers  Do not run around, playing pickup games, throwing balls. You will be sent to the bleachers.  When going to the concession stand or restrooms, go straight there and straight back to the bleachers. VII. Lunch Menu: Main Line – Baked Potato with Chili Pizza Line – Pizza, PBJ, Deli Sandwich, Pizza Salad Concession – Cheeseburger, Backyard Burger, Chicken Sandwic
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
It's a fabulous Bearcat Friday at Louise Durham!! MHS football players welcomed students to school.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Football welcomes DeQueen to Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium tonight. Admission is $5.00 at the gate & kickoff is at 7:00pm.. GO BEARCATS !!!!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Bearcats have a big game tonight! We will be playing Dequeen at home. We will have the Bearcat Store and will feature Pom Poms for $5.00 each to make the air red! We will also have all of the regular inventory which includes, our famous Bearcat water bottles-$5.00, football necklaces, red and black paw necklaces-$1.00, Glow in the dark wristbands-$2.00. bookmarks-50 cents, bearcat tattoos-50 cents, and glow in the dark tattoos-$1.00. Please put your child's money in an envelope or baggy for easy handling and protection. Deck out in your Bearcat gear and show up to support our team!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Jr. Volleyball & Jr. Football were both in action on Thursday. Jr. Ladycats-0 Greenwood-2 Jr. Bearcats-35 Mansfield-0 Volleyball will host L.R. Central on 9/2 & Jr. Football will play at DeQueen on 9/2.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Coach Luttmer’s MHS AE Math students took part in some new activities this week including the Bear and Fish Ice Fishing dice game to help with counting techniques, and the Switch/Change/Go game in which students practiced following directions. It’s always nice to combine learning with fresh air!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Sports Surface Management was at Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium on Thursday prepping the turf on Randall Whorton Field for the football season. The first game is Friday at 7pm against DeQueen. Go Bearcats!!!!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Thursday, August 26, 2021 Thursday - Junior High Volleyball will play at Greenwood Jr. High Football will play at Mansfield Friday - Sr. Football will play DeQueen at Bearcat Stadium Homecoming is on the horizon and students should be ready to dance! This year, we will host the first annual Homecoming Semi-Formal Dance. Dress is semi-formal and tickets must be purchased in advance. More information on ticket sales coming soon! Questions should be directed to Mrs. Ashcraft, Mrs. Hobson or Mrs. Hughes. Mena High School Student Council is selling the official 2021 Homecoming Tee this year! The cost will be $12 per shirt and we have youth sizes Small-Large and adult sizes Small-6X available for order! If you would like to order please email Ms.Hobson at ladatha.hobson@menaschools.org and drop off your money in a sealed envelope with your name to the Mena High School office no later than Friday, September 10th. Shirts will be delivered to all Mena Public School campuses and local businesses on Monday, September 20th. Check out all the upcoming Homecoming Events by scanning the QR code flyers hung around campus in the hallways, or go to bit.ly/menahoco The Football Game Spirit Themes have been posted in your Class Of Google Classroom. This Friday night, “Go Greek” to dress up for Srat/Frat night! Any students interested in signing up for the Cross Country team, please see Coach Peters to express your interest. Sales are underway on orders for the 2022 Mena High School Yearbook. If you order by October 1, you will get your yearbook for the lowest price of $50 during the early bird special. You may order online at jostensyearbooks.com with a debit or credit card, or see Mr. Philpot in Room 205 to order with cash or check. FBLA has been waiting for an in person conference for a year and it is happening! The Fall District Leadership Conference will be held in Fort Smith on Monday, October 4th. Before you are able to go to the conference….YOU MUST JOIN!!! Membership dues are $20 and there is a $20 registration fee to attend the fall conference. Beginning TODAY, See Mrs. Torix to pay dues and register for the conference! The deadline for conference registration is Wednesday, September 15th. Students: Some of you completed the FBLA membership form last spring before school ended. If you did not pay your dues, please see Mrs. Torix to complete your membership no later than Friday, September 3rd. After school if you are needing to cross the bus loop please use the crosswalk. We do not want any accidents. The Mena High School Cheerleading team is doing a “Paint the Paw” fundraiser. Get your parking spot painted with your name and graduation year for $25! Deadline to order your parking spot is September 3rd! See Coach Hughes in room 315 for details or to reserve your Paw. Want to join a group that has a place for everyone? The FFA Organization is now accepting new members to join! There will be a meeting on September 10th in the Ag Building during Enrichment, this will be the first meeting of the year and it is encouraged for new members or interested students to attend. Dues are $17 and are encouraged to be paid as soon as possible. WE would love to see you there, and get to know you! Students, as we work toward keeping everyone healthy and safe here at Mena High School, please do not come to school with Flu like or COVID-like symptoms. -Positive COVID cases will have to ISOLATE for 10 days before returning to school -IF you wear a mask correctly and have been identified as a Close Contact, you will not have to quarantine. -If not wearing a mask, and you have been identified as a Close Contact, you will have to quarantine for 7-10 days if you have NOT been vaccinated. Students, you have the opportunity to be the teacher each Friday during Lunch A and Lunch B. Ms. Labertew will be set up in the cafeteria each Friday during lunch, ready for you to teach her a new skill or a trick. Once you show her how it’s done, she will attempt to perform it as well. Weather it’s juggling, roping, a card trick, or even dance moves, Ms. Labertew is ready for you to teach her something new. Look for her in the cafeteria each Friday during lunch for the “Teach Me How To…” events. LUNCH MENU August 23-27 Monday - Drumstick, Corn Dog, Chicken Sandwich, Cheeseburger Tuesday - Chicken Parmesan, Rib Patty Sand., Spicy Chicken Sand. Wednesday - Wing Bar, Hamburger, Chicken Sand., Hot Dog Thursday - Totally Tacos w/Cheese, Chicken Tenders, Hamburger Friday - Baked Potato, Backyard Burger, Chicken Sand., CheeseBurger
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Powder Puff Football will take place at 6:30pm on Wednesday, September 22nd, following the Homecoming Parade, at Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium. All proceeds will go to Bearcats For a Cure Relay for Life Team. Students who want to participate need to see Ms.Hobson or contact your class team captain! Seniors - Rachel Wilson Juniors - Emmi Hines Sophomores- Caroline Cannon Freshmen - Reese Montgomery
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Jr. High Volleyball will play at Greenwood today beginning with the JV game at 4:30pm. Mena Jr. High Football plays at Mansfield this evening with kickoff at 7:00pm. The 7th grade game scheduled for tonight has been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mrs. Bentley's Super Second Graders are enjoying their classroom library!!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mile Split has released the Arkansas Class 4A Cross Country Preseason Rankings & the Mena boys are ranked 7th. The season begins on September 7th. GO BEARCATS !
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mrs. Ford’s and Mrs. White’s third grade classes at Holly Harshman Elementary had a great time exploring the school garden on their noun scavenger hunt. Learning is so much more fun, when you can be outdoors!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena 7th grade football game at Mansfield on Thursday has been cancelled & will be rescheduled at a later date. The Mena Jr. High Bearcats will play as scheduled with kickoff at 7:00pm. GO BEARCATS!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Jostens will be in the MHS Performing Arts Center during enrichment on 10/28 to discuss and handout packets for Senior Rings. They will return and a Jostens representative will be set up in the Counseling Center on 11/3 to take orders.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
WHO'S READY FOR BEARCAT FOOTBALL ?!?!?!?! The spirit theme For Friday night's football game is “Go Greek” . Dress up for Srat/Frat night & lets beat DeQueen ! Kick-off is at 7:00pm. GO BEARCATS !
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS ANNOUNCEMENTS Wednesday, August 25 th I. Any 7 th or 8 th grader that is interested in joining the Cross Country Team will meet with Coach Peters in our gym right after these announcements. II. Reminders:  There will be an FBLA meeting for 7 th & 8 th graders this Friday during ACHIEVE.  6 th grade physicals for Wellness class are due this Friday.  The daily snack is available in the Cafeteria between 6 th & 7th period.  6 th graders need to enter the building through the 6 th grade entrance each morning.  8 th grade Basketball boys will be practicing at the High School this week.  Back to School Dance is next Tuesday evening. III. If you would like to request a song for the dance, write the song title, along with your name, on a sheet of paper and turn it in to Mrs. Rose. The song must not contain inappropriate lyrics. IV. Students, you should have received an email from me that gave details about the upcoming dance. I have had a couple of you ask if students from other schools may attend. Read your email again…this dance is for Mena Middle School students only. No other students are allowed at this dance. V. From Mr. McCormick: Tomorrow during ACHIEVE there will be a meeting in his classroom for all 6 th ,7 th , and 8 th grade students who are showing an animal at the County Fair. VI. If you are interested in Mena Youth League Soccer, we have registration forms in the office. This league is sponsored by the Mena Soccer Association – it is not a Mena Schools activity. Do not return the forms to our school. VII. Water Bottles. If you were absent last week and did not receive a MMS water bottle, you may come by the office and get one. Students, keep up with your water bottle so that you can use our fountains. We are required by current law to have water bottle filling stations. It is important that you stay hydrated. VIII. Lunchtime Weather: IX. Lunch Menu: Main Line – Chicken Wings Pizza Line – Pizza, PBJ, Deli Sandwich, Turkey Chef Salad Concession – Hamburger, Chicken Sandwich, Corn Dog
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School Student Council is selling the official 2021 Homecoming Tee this year! The cost will be $12 per shirt and we have youth sizes Small-Large and adult sizes Small-6X available for order! If you would like to order please email Ms.Hobson at ladatha.hobson@menaschools.org and drop off your money in a sealed envelope with your name to the Mena High School office no later than Friday, September 10th. Shirts will be delivered to all Mena Public School campuses and local businesses on Monday, September 20th. Go Bearcats!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
"The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood" coming in early November. Auditions are September 7th & 9th. We can't wait to watch !!!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Volleyball hosted Lake Hamilton Monday at Jim Rackley Gymnasium & the Union Bank Center.. The 7th Grade Ladycats lost 9-25 & 0-25. The Jr. High Ladycats won 25-18 & 25-23 The Sr. Ladycats won 25-15, 25-12 & 25-18 Mena will play at Greenwood on Thursday.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Volleyball will host Lake Hamilton at the Union Bank Center. The 7th Grade, Jr. JV, Sr. JV. Jr. High & Sr. High teams will play beginning at 4:30pm. MHS Golf will play at Hot Springs Village in a match hosted by Jessieville..
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Monday, August 23, 2021 Tuesday - Volleyball will host Lake Hamilton at the Union Bank Center MHS Golf will play at Hot Springs Village Wednesday - Thursday - Volleyball will play at Greenwood Jr. High Football will play at Mansfield Friday - Sr. Football will play DeQueen at Bearcat Stadium Ms. Lorrie is in the library today for anyone who needs a Chromebook issued or who is having issues. Students, as we work toward keeping everyone healthy and safe here at Mena High School, please do not come to school with Flu like or COVID-like symptoms. -Positive COVID cases will have to ISOLATE for 10 days before returning to school -IF you wear a mask correctly and have been identified as a Close Contact, you will not have to quarantine. -If not wearing a mask, and you have been identified as a Close Contact, you will have to quarantine for 7-10 days if you have NOT been vaccinated. Any students interested in signing up for the Cross Country team, please go see Coach Peters in Room 408 during Enrichment to express your interest and sign in. Sales are underway on orders for the 2022 Mena High School Yearbook. If you order by October 1, you will get your yearbook for the lowest price of $50 during the early bird special. You may order online at jostensyearbooks.com with a debit or credit card, or see Mr. Philpot in Room 205 to order with cash or check. FBLA has been waiting for an in person conference for a year and it is happening! The Fall District Leadership Conference will be held in Fort Smith on Monday, October 4th. Before you are able to go to the conference….YOU MUST JOIN!!! Membership dues are $20 and there is a $20 registration fee to attend the fall conference. Beginning TODAY, See Mrs. Torix to pay dues and register for conference! The deadline for conference registration is Wednesday, September 15th. Students: Some of you completed the FBLA membership form last spring before school ended. If you did not pay your dues, please see Mrs. Torix to complete your membership no later than Friday, September 3rd. After school if you are needing to cross the bus loop please use the crosswalk. We do not want any accidents. The Mena High School Cheerleading team is doing a “Paint the Paw” fundraiser. Get your parking spot painted with your name and graduation year for $25! Deadline to order your parking spot is September 3rd! See Coach Hughes in room 315 for details or to reserve your Paw. Want to join a group that has a place for everyone? The FFA Organization is now accepting new members to join! There will be a meeting on September 10th in the Ag Building during Enrichment, this will be the first meeting of the year and it is encouraged for new members or interested students to attend. Dues are $17 and are encouraged to be paid as soon as possible. WE would love to see you there, and get to know you! There will be an Ice Cream Social for Mena FFA members and Alumni members Tuesday, August 24th at 6:00pm in the Polk County Fair Commercial Building. All members are invited and we ask that each member encourage their parents to come as well. LUNCH MENU August 23-27 Monday - Drumstick, Corn Dog, Chicken Sandwich, Cheeseburger Tuesday - Chicken Parmesan, Rib Patty Sand., Spicy Chicken Sand. Wednesday - Wing Bar, Hamburger, Chicken Sand., Hot Dog Thursday - Totally Tacos w/Cheese, Chicken Tenders, Hamburger Friday - Baked Potato, Backyard Burger, Chicken Sand., CheeseBurger August 30 - September 3 Monday - Fish Sticks w/Mac and Cheese, Corn Dog, Hamburger, Chicken Sand. Tuesday - Loaded Tot & Chicken Bowl, Chicken Tenders, Rib Patty Sand.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Homecoming Dance is September 25th !
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Sr, Boys Golf competed at the Nashville Country Club on Monday. Mena finished in third behind Nashville & Hope.. Malvern & Bauxite also competed.. Varsity Sean Sullivan-48 Rhett Brotherton-53 Alex Rocha-54 Evan Leonard-56 Team-155 Jr. Varsity Brody Peters-42 Cooper Plunkett-60 Mena will be back in action on Tuesday at Hot Springs Village. GO BEARCATS!!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Ladycats had a good night at the Union Bank Center on Monday & defeated Waldron 25-13, 25-10 & 25-9. Mena is 1-0 & will face Lake Hamilton on Tuesday at the UBC. Games begin at 4:30pm. GO LADYCATS !!!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Jr. Ladycats were firing on all cylinders in the season opener on Monday afternoon. Mena defeated Waldron 25-20 & 25-17 at the Union Bank Center. The girls are back in action on Tuesday when they host Lake Hamilton. Games start at 4:30pm in the UBC. GO LADYCATS!!!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Last week started our new adventure in 2nd grade! After reading the book “Alma and the Worry Stone”, we made our own worry stones to remind us that we can do ANYTHING and we are LOVED!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Today is picture day for MMS Band, 7th Grade Cheer, Golf, 7th Grade Volleyball & 7th Grade Football.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS ANNOUNCEMENTS Monday, August 23rd I. If you still owe signed paper work, get those turned in asap. II. Attention 7 th grade Football Team – you will need to eat during Lunch “A” today so that you can be ready for your scheduled time for today’s team photo. III. From Mrs. Sikes: Any 7th or 8th grade student interested in joining FBLA need to go to Mrs Sikes room for a short meeting after announcements on Friday, Aug 27 th . IV. 6 th graders in Wellness class have until this Friday to have your medical physical completed and turned in. V. Starting today, there will be a small snack available to you in the Cafeteria between 6 th & 7 th periods. You are not required to get one but it will be available every day. Swing by, grab a snack, and head to 7 th period. VI. Reminder: When the first bell rings to start school, 6 th graders will enter the building at the 6 th grade doors near the car rider line. 7 th & 8 th graders will enter through the Cafeteria. VII. It looks like that the date for our MMS Back to School Dance will be one week from tomorrow, Tuesday, August 31. Much more info will be given later but for now you need to know that it is for MMS students only and the cost to enter will be $5.00 IX. Lunch Menu: Main Line – Chicken Drumsticks Pizza Line – Pizza, Deli Sandwich, PB&J Sandwich, Chef Salad Concession – Cheeseburger, Chicken Sandwich, Corn Dog
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Volleyball will play their season opener against Waldron at the Union Bank Center beginning at 4:00pm this afternoon. The Jr. High Varsity, Senior JV & Senior High Varsity will be in action. Mena Golf will be playing at the Nashville Country Club beginning at 3:30pm.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Middle School students Took advantage of the lunch break to squeeze in some line dancing on Friday!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mrs. Floyd's Fabulous Firsties had flashlight Friday and fun phonics today !
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
We had a FANTASTIC first week in kindergarten!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
After reading “Lacey Walker, Nonstop Talker”, we talked about being good listeners in Mrs. Smith's kindergarten class!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Students at Holly Harshman Elementary were showing off their new school shirts today. GO HHE !!!!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School Homecoming happens on September 24th & the entire week is full of activities !
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Friday, August 20, 2021 Students, as we work toward keeping everyone healthy and safe here at Mena High School, please do not come to school with Flu like or COVID-like symptoms. -Positive COVID cases will have to ISOLATE for 10 days before returning to school -IF you wear a mask correctly and have been identified as a Close Contact, you will not have to quarantine. -If not wearing a mask, and you have been identified as a Close Contact, you will have to quarantine for 7-10 days if you have NOT been vaccinated. Any students interested in signing up for the Cross Country team, please go by Coach Peters Room 408 during Enrichment today to express your interest and sign in. Attention FFA Livestock Exhibitors: Set-Up Day for the County Fair Livestock Barn is tomorrow starting at 9:00 am. Please make every effort to show up and do your part! It should only take a few hours if you will pitch in and help. Sales are underway on orders for the 2022 Mena High School Yearbook. If you order by October 1, you will get your yearbook for the lowest price of $50 during the early bird special. You may order online at jostensyearbooks.com with a debit or credit card, or see Mr. Philpot in Room 205 to order with cash or check. FBLA has been waiting for an in person conference for a year and it is happening! The Fall District Leadership Conference will be held in Fort Smith on Monday, October 4th. Before you are able to go to the conference….YOU MUST JOIN!!! Membership dues are $20 and there is a $20 registration fee to attend the fall conference. Beginning Monday, August 23rd, See Mrs. Torix to pay dues and register for conference! The deadline for conference registration is Wednesday, September 8th. Students: Some of you completed the FBLA membership form last spring before school ended. If you did not pay your dues, please see Mrs. Torix to complete your membership no later than Friday, September 3rd. After school if you are needing to cross the bus loop please use the crosswalk. We do not want any accidents. The Mena High School Cheerleading team is doing a “Paint the Paw” fundraiser. Get your parking spot painted with your name and graduation year for $25! Deadline to order your parking spot is September 3rd! See Coach Hughes in room 315 for details or to reserve your Paw. Want to join a group that has a place for everyone? The FFA Organization is now accepting new members to join! There will be a meeting on September 10th in the Ag Building during Enrichment, this will be the first meeting of the year and it is encouraged for new members or interested students to attend. Dues are $17 and are encouraged to be paid as soon as possible. WE would love to see you there, and get to know you! There will be an Ice Cream Social for Mena FFA members and Alumni members Tuesday, August 24th at 6:00pm in the Polk County Fair Commercial Building. All members are invited and we ask that each member encourage their parents to come as well. LUNCH MENU August 16-20 Friday: Quesadilla w/Cheese Sauce, Corn Dog, Chicken Sandwich, Backyard Burger, Pizza Salad; Meat Lovers Pizza by the Slice.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Volleyball lost to Van Buren 1-2 in Thursdays benefit game. The score was 25-27, 25-7 & 21-25. The Ladycats will play their season opener on Monday against Waldron at the Union Bank Center.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The 2021/2022 Mena Future Farmers of America Officers are Cierra Dulaney-President Kiylee Hughes-Vice President Claire Walston-Reporter Sarah Simmons-Treasurer Lacy Floyd-Secretary Taylor Thacker-Sentinel Allison Bates-Jr. Advisor
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Volleyball will play a benefit game at Van Buren tonight. The season opener is on Monday, August 23rd when they play Waldron at The Union Bank Center. 1976 was the first year competitive athletics was available to girls at MHS. The first Ladycat volleyball team won 6 of 12 matches that year. The team was coached by Janice Hobson Whorton & members included: BARBARA REDFIELD JIMMA EGGER TERESA HEATH MARY BARKER TERRI WRIGHT SUNNYE BIGGE KAREN WARD PEGGY DUGAN SHERRI EDDLEMAN JONI BERG SUE HANDY CATHY HOLONSHEK KAY HOBBS KATHY BECK CATHY MOTT MARQUETTA THORNTON SHERRY ALESHIRE BRENDA ARMSTRONG CINDY DERAMUS
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Football will play DeQueen in their season opener on Friday, August 27th at Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium. We thought now would be an appropriate time for a little history lesson. The first football game played by Mena High School was in 1912. In the game the Bearcats played DeQueen. The Leopards won by a score of 20-6. There were only thirteen boys on the Mena squad. Additionally, only two boys had ever even seen a game. One eyewitness said, “The small squad made up for lack of knowledge by rough play.” GO BEARCATS!!!!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MHS students in Deedra Hooker classroom testing some of new flexible seating options
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Want to join a group that has a place for everyone? The FFA Organization is now accepting new members! There will be a meeting on September 10th in the Ag Building during Enrichment, this will be the first meeting of the year and it is encouraged for new members or interested students to attend. Dues are $17 and are encouraged to be paid as soon as possible. WE would love to see you there, and get to know you!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School FBLA has been waiting for an in person conference for a year and it is happening! The Fall District Leadership Conference will be held in Fort Smith on Monday, October 4th. Before students are able to go to the conference….YOU MUST JOIN!!! Membership dues are $20 and there is a $20 registration fee to attend the fall conference. Beginning Monday, August 23rd, See Mrs. Torix to pay dues and register for conference! The deadline for conference registration is Wednesday, September 8th. Students: Some of you completed the FBLA membership form last spring before school ended. If you did not pay your dues, please see Mrs. Torix to complete your membership no later than Friday, September 3rd.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena volleyball will be playing a benefit game at Van Buren beginning at 5:30pm today!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mark Mabry taking care of all the things nobody else thinks about. GO MARK! GO BEARCATS!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mrs. Wendy McDaniel from UA Rich Mountain has been at Mena High School this week enrolling students in concurrent classes. GO BUCKS & GO BEARCATS !
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Drew Threlkeld helped distribute Bearcat water bottles to Mena Middle School Students on Wednesday. All water fountains are equipped with water bottle filling stations. Go Drew !!!!!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 Sports: Wednesday - Thursday - Ladycat Volleyball will play a benefit game at Van Buren Friday - Please do not come to school with Flu like or Covid like symptoms. -Positive cases will have to ISOLATE for 10 days before returning to school -IF you wear a mask correctly and have been identified as a Close Contact, you will not have to quarantine. -If no mask, and you have been identified as a Close Contact, you will have to quarantine for 7-10 days if you have NOT been vaccinated. Mrs. Wendy McDaniel will be here on campus all day to enroll face to face UARM students in the classroom where the students will be taking the classes. Sales are underway on orders for the 2022 Mena High School Yearbook. If you order by October 1, you will get your yearbook for the lowest price of $50 during the early bird special. You may order online at jostensyearbooks.com with a debit or credit card, or see Mr. Philpot in Room 205 to order with cash or check. LUNCH MENU August 16-20 Wednesday: Baked Potato w/Ham, Hamburger, Hot Dog, Chicken Sandwich, Turkey Salad; Sausage Pizza by the Slice. Thursday: Fish Sticks w/Mac & Cheese, Cheeseburger, Chicken Tenders, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Popcorn Chicken Salad; Cheeseburger Pizza by the Slice. Friday: Quesadilla w/Cheese Sauce, Corn Dog, Chicken Sandwich, Backyard Burger, Pizza Salad; Meat Lovers Pizza by the Slice.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Cheer was all smiles headed to Thursday's Bearcat scrimmage at Mansfield ! https://www.instagram.com/menavarsitycheer/?hl=en
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Golf played at the Waldron Country Club on Tuesday.. The Ladycats finished 2nd with a team score of 141. Just two strokes behind Charleston. Emmi Hines - 50 Madi Lyle - 45 Emily Leonard - 46 Emma Threlkeld - 67 . A pair of Sr. Boys competed for Mena. Alex Rocha - 56 Cooper Plunkett - 51 Mena will play at the Nashville Country Club on August 23rd. GO BEARCATS !!!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Football will play a scrimmage game tonight at Mansfield. The Jr. High scrimmage starts at 6:00pm with the Sr. High scrimmage to follow. Mena Golf will play at the Waldron Country Club beginning at 3:30pm. GO BEARCATS!!!!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS ANNOUNCEMENTS Tuesday, August 17 th I. Students, remember to bring all of your paperwork back to your ACHIEVE teacher ASAP. Make sure everything has been signed. Some forms require a signature from both you and your parent. You cannot have internet access until you have returned your signed computer use agreement form. II. If you still have a Chromebook from last year, get it turned in ASAP. III. The Nurse’s office is not where it was last year. It is now at the end of Hall “A”, near Ms Williamson’s and Mrs. Swall’s rooms. IV. Reminder: Bring a water bottle or plastic container with a lid to use at the fountains. It is important to drink water throughout the day…stay hydrated. V. Schedule Changes – Any 7 th grader that needs to visit with Mrs. Rose about an issue with your schedule, may put your name on the list located outside of her office. VI. There will be a Beginning Band Instrument Meeting this Thursday, August 19th from 3:30-5:30 pm in the Middle School Band Room. VII. During lunch, nobody is allowed to hang out near the safe room. Do not go past the sidewalk next to the safe room. That is considered a part of the high school campus. VIII. Also during lunch, place your backpacks along a wall either near the storage cubbies or along the wall outside of the library in the cafeteria or in the main hallway by the main entrance to the library. Do not block any doors with your backpacks and do not keep them at your table. This is a violation of fire safety code. I X. Lunchtime Weather: X. Lunch Menu: Main Line – Chicken & Dumplings Concession – Chicken Tenders, Rib Patty Sandwich, Spicy Chicken Sandwich Pizza Line – Pizza, Deli Sandwich, PB&J Sandwich, Cobb Salad XI. Club / Group
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Golf played at the Magellan Golf Course in Hot Springs Village on Monday.. Emmi Hines led the varsity girls with a 54. Madi Lyle - 55 Emma Threlkeld - 62 Sean Sullivan led the varsity boys with a 49. Rhett Brotherton - 53 Evan Leonard - 55 Brody Peters-58 JV Boys Alex Rocha - 44 Cooper Plunkett - 47 Mena will play again today at the Waldron Country Club. GO BEARCATS !!!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Bearcat fans should know that mask guidelines will vary from school to school & sport to sport this year. Each school has adopted their own rules for attendance & you should be prepared when attending road games. We will do our best to keep you posted on any mask policy we are made aware of. Thank you & Go Bearcats !!!!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
There will be a Mena Beginning Band Instrument Meeting on Thursday, August 19th from 3:30-5:30pm. Meet in the middle band room. Anyone who is interested in the rent to own program please bring your check book. Books are $9 for most instruments. --
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Superintendent Dr. Lee Smith was spotted greeting students in the car line at Holly Harshman Elementary on Monday !!!!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
It was a a foggy start to the first day of school in Mena but all seemed excited to start the 2021/2022 school year !!!!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The residents & staff at The Cottages were out bright and early on Monday greeting students at Holly Harshman Elementary on the first day of school. They also made a large donation of water & other supplies which Superintendent Dr. Lee Smith was happy to accept. Thank you so much for your support. Our students love their neighbors at The Cottages. https://www.facebook.com/The-Green-House-Cottages-of-Homewood-1502571206663071
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to Mena students who were selected to the 2021 Polk County Rodeo Royalty! Queen Breanna Hall Princess Brenlei Mirus Wrangler Drake Mirus https://www.facebook.com/PCFRA
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Spotlight Singer tryouts were held on Friday at Mena High School. Mrs. Lana Coogan is pleased to announce that three freshman were selected to join the group. They were: Emily Dodson Abigail Koppein Yennyte Tecson Congratulations to these singers! We can't wait to hear you perform!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
2021 scholarship recipient Cauy House is a recent Mena High School graduate with plans to attend Ouachita Baptist University to study agribusiness. In high school, Cauy was a member of National Society of High School Scholars, National Honors Society, FFA and played for the Mena High School football team. He will also play football for OBU this fall. Cauy grew up on his family’s cow-calf operation in Polk county and says that in addition to pursing a career in agriculture business, he wants to continue to invest time into raising quality beef. “Rural life has played a huge role in helping me decide on what I want to be in the future,” Cauy said. “I thank my dad every day for raising me up on our farm and teaching me how to be a cattleman. Without him doing that, I would have no clue on what I would want to be.”
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena High School Cheerleaders were in mid-season form at Thursday's Red & Black Scrimmage . GO BEARCATS!!!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Red & Black Scrimmage was held on Thursday night at Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium. The Bearcats will scrimmage again at Mansfield on Thursday, August 17th & the season opener is on Friday, August 27th when Mena host DeQueen. GO BEARCATS!!! https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics...
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
How about those Little Cat Cheerleaders ! Boosting the Bearcats at Thursday's Red & Black Scrimmage ! GO BEARCATS!!!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
If you are planning to attend the Mena football game at Hot Springs on September 10th please be aware that tickets will be sold online only. No tickets will be sold at the gates. Tickets may be printed or downloaded on a phone and scanned in at the gate. Here's the link for parents/fans to purchase tickets for the September 10, 2021 game at Hot Springs. hotspringstrojans.ticketleap.com/hsfb-hot-springs-vs-mena/
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
HHE parents need to check their email and fill out the lunch form, if they haven’t already done so. WE just need ONE per household. Thank you.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Teachers from across the Mena School District are meeting in the Mena High School Performing Arts Center today. They are there to hear Michelle Finn speak on "The New Art and Science of Teaching." Finn is the coauthor of "A Handbook for Personalized, Competency-Based Education" & recently received notoriety as a cast member on the tv show "Alone" on the History Channel. https://www.history.com/shows/alone/cast/michelle-finn
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Rodney Dominguez & Logan Myers work on the finishing touches in preparation for the first day of school on Monday, August 16th. A scene that's been repeated at all campuses today.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Coach Randy peters has released the 2021 schedule for Mena Cross Country. The first meet is Tuesday, September 7th. GO BEARCATS!!!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Jr. Ladycats were split up into a “Red Team” and “Black Team” over the last two weeks for different of competitions. Today we challenged the girls to bring canned goods for a local food pantry. Red team won, bringing 120 food items, while the black team had 79! All together we are able to donate 199 food items to families in need in our community. We are very proud of these girls and their willingness to help people. Go Ladycats !
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The annual Red & Black Scrimmage is Thursday night at 6pm in Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium. If you participated in the Little Cats Cheer Camp this year you are invited to cheer at the Red & Black Scrimmage. The Bearcats will scrimmage again on 8/17 at Mansfield & the season opener is on 8/27 when Mena will host DeQueen. GO BEARCATS!!! https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter_ids=19617
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
If you participated in the Little Cats Cheer Camp this year you are invited to cheer at the Red & Black Scrimmage on Thursday 8/12. That will be at Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium beginning at 6pm... GO BEARCATS !!!!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Attn 9th and 10th Grade Parents: Open House is from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 11, entrance in the cafeteria. There were two emails sent to the parent/guardian email address with directions and links to fill out paperwork prior to Open House. The first was sent August 2 from David Maxwell titled Mena High School Returning Student Registration. You will receive a confirmation email after you submit these forms. The second one was sent August 6, titled Mena High School Required Forms. Students must have all paperwork submitted before they can receive their schedules or chrome books.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
***** WAY BACK WEDNESDAY ***** This is the final installment of Way Back Wednesday. Does anybody claim to know these crazy kids from 1990 ?????
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School coaches & players had a great time with the youth league players on Monday at a Pop Up Camp. We reviewed basic fundamentals on offense and tackle technique/form. Our Seniors did a GREAT job helping out with the coaches! Thanks to MYFA and their great coaches for letting us come out!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Nurse Bobbi at Mena High School has released the Flu Shot & Asthma forms, for parents who need them, to fill out. The date for the Flu Shot clinic is October 13th. Flu shot form: https://dochub.com/bobbi-baker/275eAYrVo6NBJyoKzXnBNQ/flu-shot-forms-pdf?dt=bkYY3Jpsg-z1s8eDaLgy (Shots only, no mist will be provided at school for safety reasons) Asthma form: https://dochub.com/bobbi-baker/Xv7zYW5RnmNr2zzw2A9egx/asthma-a-and-b-form-pdf?dt=jASW-VcRwYjnm45PYzgJ Parents should be able to use your child's chromebook to fill these forms out using Kami software or you can print the forms and fill them out. She accepts paper, faxes, or e-mail forms...Whatever is most convenient for you!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Everyone at Holly Harshman Elementary are ready to welcome students on Monday, August 16th !!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=361FBkpcjLY
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Middle School Pricipal Todd Coogan spoke to our 7th and 8th graders today about Bearcat Pride and Expectations for athletes during the school year!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Our students return to school on Monday, August 16th. Please help us keep them safe. Be aware that busses will be picking up students in the morning & dropping them off in the afternoon each school day. Blinking yellow means that the bus is approaching a stop. Blinking red means that the bus is stopped & students are currently entering or exiting the bus. Let's all do our part to make it a safe year!!!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Please use caution when driving on Dallas Avenue near Mena Middle School & Mena High School. The Mena cheer teams will be painting paws on Tuesday & Thursday for the next few weeks. When they are working the work zone will be clearly marked with barricades & traffic cones. Your cooperation is appreciated & GO BEARCATS !!!!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Spotlight Singer Auditions will be held on Friday, August 13th from 3:30pm-5:00pm. Those auditioning should come to room 203 at Mena High School. Please come prepared to sing a song of your choice, a cappella for 30 seconds.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
PCVA chromebook pickup is available Tuesday from 9am-noon or Wednesday 1pm-5pm at Mena Middle School. All other pickups can be scheduled by emailing or calling Teresa Warner at the Middle School. teresa.warner@menaschools.org 479-394-2572
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Monday was Fall Sports Picture Day for Senior High Cheer, Junior High Cheer, MHS Band, Senior High Football, Junior High Football, Senior High Volleyball, Junior High Volleyball. The next Fall Sports Picture Day will be on August 23rd & will include MMS Band, Golf, Cross Country, 7th Grade Football, 7th Grade Volleyball, 7th Grade Cheer. GO BEARCATS!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Paint the Paw fundraiser!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School is proud to be able to provide most of the school supplies needed this year for their students. We hope this relieves some of the financial burden of beginning school. If any additional supplies are needed, the students will be informed in their classes. GO BEARCATS!
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats competed at the Lakeside volleyball team camp on Friday. Mena will play a benefit game at Van Buren on August 19th/ The Ladycats will host Waldron in the season opener on August 23rd. GO LADYCATS!!!
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena High School Faculty and Staff would like to take this opportunity to welcome your student to the new school year. We are asking that prior to Open House you take the time to complete the Mena High School Required Student Forms for any children who are enrolled at Mena High School. Paperwork must be completed before your child will be able to pick up their Chromebook. Mena High School Required Student Forms https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfYxE1XphNySHOgmo54Qg99eqiSESdnX0DQ4xZuu5Ike4ockQ/viewform Open House Junior/Senior Tuesday, August 10th from 4-7 Freshman/Sophomore Wednesday, August 11th from 4-7
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Earlier this week the Mena Public Schools asked patrons to participate in a survey. There were only 40 responses on the poll and 12 of those indicated they would participate in a vaccine clinic at the school. We have talked to health officials in town and the number of young people being vaccinated at the Health Unit and pharmacy is increasing so we encourage all of you who said 'yes' to the clinic to have our students vaccinated at those places. There is not enough interest to organize a vaccine clinic at the school. Thank you!
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Cheer is getting pumped for the first day of school on August 16th! Go Bearcats!!!
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Ladatha Hobson, Kristi Wilson & the Mena High School FCCLA Officers met today & began planning for the 2021/2022 school year.
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Jr. High volleyball preseason dress up days continued on Thursday with a Christmas theme. GO LADYCATS!!!
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Just a reminder that we will be looking for your pictures on the first day of school, August 16th. Be looking for a post where you can share as a comment that Monday.. We can't wait to see our students !!!
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Middle School math department is rolling out the red carpet for students. Similar preparations continue throughout the district in preparation for the first day of school on Monday, August 16th..
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
.Jr. High volleyball preseason dress up days continue. Today's theme was the Olympics . GO LADYCATS!!!
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena golf team played in a nine hole tournament at the Waldron Country Club on Wednesday. Charleston, Booneville & Mansfield also competed. Sean Sullivan-41 Rhett Brotherton-43 Evan Leonard-48 Emmi Hines-51 Madi Lyle-52 Brody Peters-52 Cooper Plunkett-54 Mena will be back in action on Monday, August 16th at a tournament hosted by Ft. Lake at Hot Springs Village.
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena golf team played in a nine hole tournament at the Waldron Country Club on Wednesday. Charleston, Booneville & Mansfield also competed. Sullivan-41 Rhett Brotherton-43 Evan Leonard-48 Emmi Hines-51 Madi Lyle-52 Brody Peters-52 Cooper Plunkett-54 Mena will be back in action on Monday, August 16th at a tournament hosted by Ft. Lake at Hot Springs Village.
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
When your a senior you have to keep those freshman in line ! Marching band fundamentals continue thru Friday at MHS !
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
***** Way Back Wednesday ***** CLINT HALE & his hogs 1998. Beginning August 30th current Mena FFA members will be showing their animals at the Polk County Fair. Clint is currently the Ag Advisor at Prairie Grove High School.
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena golf team is back in action today at the Waldron Country Club ! GO BEARCATS!!!
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
2021/2022 student supply list for Mena Middle School !
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
If you have attempted to complete online registration for Holly Harshman Elementary School we want you to know that we have noticed a number of you are making a mistake. You will be asked if you are a “NEW” or “RETURNING” student. If your student has not previously attended Mena Schools you should click NEW. If you attended Mena Schools last year click RETURNING. Also if you made this mistake while attempting online registration you will need to do it again. We apologize for any inconvenience & if you have any questions contact HHE at (479) 394-3151. Parents/Guardians: Please be sure and complete the online enrollment for ALL STUDENTS (NEW & RETURNING). snap codes will be needed to complete the online forms. Snap codes were sent out via email last week and they are being sent out in paper form THIS WEEK, so be on the lookout in your mailbox! 🙂 Please continue to monitor our FB page for updates regarding back to school! 🙂 Currently, our HHE Open House is still scheduled for Tuesday, August 10th from 1-6pm. *Please try to register your student BEFORE coming to the open house. *There will be additional forms to fill out when you get to the building, so the more you can do ahead of time, the better! 🙂 *After ALL forms are completed, you will be dismissed to meet your child's teacher(s). *Once again, there will be drawings for those that COMPLETE ALL necessary paperwork. *WE APPRECIATE YOU!! 🙂
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Out of an abundance of caution, Mena School District will make the following adjustments to the upcoming Open House schedule: On-site Open Houses for 1st through 8th grade students will be limited to students who are new to the district (did not attend school at Mena Public Schools last year) and students new to that building; Kindergarten for Louise Durham, 3rd grade for Holly Harshman, and 6th grade for Mena Middle School. All other students will have a virtual open house available to them during the same scheduled time as their original Open House or they will receive communication from their homeroom teacher at that time. On-site Open House for Kindergarten and students who are new to LDES will be: Last Name A-M: Monday, August 9 from 1-6pm Last Name N-Z: Tuesday, August 10 from 1-6pm On-site Open House for 3rd grade and students who are new to HHES will be Tuesday, August 10th from 1-6pm. On-site Open House for 6th grade and students who are new to MMS will be Tuesday, August 10, from 1-7pm. Mena High School will still have on-site Open House for all students, 9th-12th grade. Times will be: Tuesday, August 10 Juniors/Seniors 4 pm-7 pm Wednesday, August 11 Sophomores/Freshman 4 pm-7 pm For any questions regarding your student’s Open House, please contact their building. Mena High School: (479) 394-1144 Mena Middle School: (479) 394-2572 Holly Harshman Elementary School: (479) 394-3151 Louise Durham Elementary School: (479) 394-2943
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
.Jr. High volleyball preseason dress up days continue. Today's theme was dress up as something that starts with the same letter as your name. GO LADYCATS!!!
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The first day of school is Aug. 16th but the Bearcat Band is already at work. This week they are working on the fundamentals of marching. The band pool party is on Thursday. Uniform checkout is Friday. Pictures with Lifetouch are Monday & next week will be show music sectionals
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena golf team opened the season on Monday at Degray State Park Golf Course. Teams from Ft. Lake, Arkadelphia, DeQueen, Nashville & Malvern also competed. Emmi Hines led Mena with a 100 over 18 holes. GO BEARCATS !!!!
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to 2019 Mena High School graduate CONNOR HARVEY ! Harvey, a red shirt sophomore at Southern Arkansas University, was recently named to the Great American Conference All-Academic Team. Connor is majoring in sports management / athletic administration & has a 3.49 GPA. GO CONNOR !!!
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Jr. High volleyball preseason dress up days are underway. Today was DAD DAY !!!
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Parents/Guardians: Please be sure and complete the online enrollment for ALL STUDENTS (NEW & RETURNING). snap codes will be needed to complete the online forms. Snap codes were sent out via email last week and they are being sent out in paper form THIS WEEK, so be on the lookout in your mailbox! :) Please continue to monitor our FB page for updates regarding back to school! :) Currently, our HHE Open House is still scheduled for Tuesday, August 10th from 1-6pm. *Please try to register your student BEFORE coming to the open house. *There will be additional forms to fill out when you get to the building, so the more you can do ahead of time, the better! :) *After ALL forms are completed, you will be dismissed to meet your child's teacher(s). *Once again, there will be drawings for those that COMPLETE ALL necessary paperwork. *WE APPRECIATE YOU!! :)
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
As always, Louise Durham Elementary will provide most school supplies for our students! Families will only need to supply a backpack. If you are able to bring hand sanitizer gel or sanitizing wipes, we would greatly appreciate the help. We cant wait to see our HEROES!
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Holly Harshman Elementary student supply list for 2021/2022 !
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena golf team is scheduled to begin their season today at the Degray State park Golf Course in Arkadelphia today at 10:00am. GO BEARCATS!!!
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
2021 Sales Tax Holiday Beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday August 7, 2021, and ending at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday August 8, 2021, the State of Arkansas will hold its sales tax holiday allowing shoppers the opportunity to purchase certain Electronic Devices, School Supplies, School Art Supplies, School Instructional Materials, and Clothing free of state and local sales or use tax. All retailers are required to participate and may not charge tax on items that are legally tax-exempt during the Sales Tax Holiday. https://www.dfa.arkansas.gov/.../sales.../sales-tax-holiday/
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
If you live in the Mena School District be looking for our new newsletter to arrive in your mailbox in early August. GO BEARCATS!
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
During the JAG Virtual National Training Seminar - July 12-15, 2021 Mena High School was recognized by National JAG for - exceeding the "5 of 5" Performance Outcome Standards for the Class of 2020 including Graduation Rate, Employment Rate, Positive Outcome Rate, Further Education, and Full-time Employment Rate and 2021 Peak Performer - Karen Purvis JAG Specialist at Mena High School. Congratulations to Mrs. Purvis & all the JAG students at MHS. https://jag.org/
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Jr. Ladycats are on their way home after a great week at the Licking Volleyball Team Camp in Branson Missouri. The Varsity Jr Ladycats made it to the semifinals of the tournament today and lost to Greenbrier. GO LADYCATS!!!
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Color Guard Camp is happening this week in the Paul Gray Band Center Center at MHS. (photo by lexi dilbeck)
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Classified staff interested in the REACH program were invited to an informational meeting on Wednesday. REACH is a para to teacher program that partners with REACH University to train paraprofessionals in the pathway to earning a Bachelor's degree. Cost is minimal and time invested includes course work as well as the time at work. https://www.reach.edu/ https://www.facebook.com/ReachUniversity
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Sarah Grenier, an MHS senior, has been recognized by Certiport's Microsoft Office Specialist Championship Team for earning 1st place in Arkansas for her score on the Microsoft Excel 2019 test this past spring. Not only did she earn Excel certification, she also is certified in Word, PowerPoint and Access. The MOS test is a nationally recognized certification exam which students can take in the Survey of Business class at Mena High School. They are provided training and then are given the opportunity to test in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access. Not only can they earn certifications, but there are several colleges in Arkansas that award college credit for their basic computer applications course if a student shows proof they have passed the certification test for all four of the tested programs. Congratulations Sarah!!!
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
When the drumline shows up things are about to get real ! Bearcat Band important dates. August 2nd - Mandatory High School Band Parent Meeting August 2nd-6th - Marching Band Fundamentals August 5th - Band Pool Party August 6th - Uniform Checkout August 9th - Lifetouch Pictures August 9th & 10th - Show Music Sectionals https://menabands.weebly.com/
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Just a reminder That sub training will be on Monday at 9:00am !
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
*** WAY BACK WEDNESDAY *** Who remembers this young man ???
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mr. John Ponder, immediate past director of the DeQueen Mena Educational Service Cooperative & former Mena High School superintendent, was recognized for 38 years of service to education at the Arkansas Association of Educational Administrators Summer Conference today. He is pictured with his wife, Mrs. Robin Ponder who recently retired from her position at Mena MIddle School. Congratulations!
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Bearcat Football Red & Black Scrimmage will be held on Thursday, August 12th at Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium. The scrimmage begins at 6:00pm, The Jr, High & 7th Grade Bearcats will also be recognized.
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School Band Director Charles Morgan has announced a few schedule changes over the next few weeks. The band pool party was changed to Aug. 5th. 5:30-7:30pm Uniform check out will be Aug. 6th. @ 3:00pm Lifetouch Pictures will be Aug. 9th @ 7:30 am
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats began play at the Licking Volleyball Team Camp in Branson Missouri today. https://lickingcamps.com/ Check the 2021 schedule on the website at https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter_ids=19738
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
To purchase a parking pass, all school paperwork must be completed prior to purchasing. A parent must be present at open house to complete paperwork and sign off on the parking pass agreement. Please bring $10, student driver’s license, insurance card and the license plate number of the vehicle being driven to school. All senior pre-reserved sites will be held only through the conclusion of the junior/senior open house night. After that, they will be released for other students. Cheerleaders will be on site to sell personalized parking spots for an additional $25 as a fundraiser.”
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Ladycat Volleyball is in Branson Missouri for the Licking Team Camp this week. On day one they found time for a little team bonding at Fritz's Adventure. GO LADYCATS!!!
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Public Schools are well represented at the 46th Annual Arkansas Association of Educational Administrators Summer Conference in Little Rock. In the Photo: Amy Montgomery - MHS Assistant Principal David Maxwell - MHS Principal Dr. Lee Smith - Superintendent Bridget Buckley - Assistant Superintendent Christy Harrison - SPED Supervisor Teresa Warner - MMS Assistant Principal Pete Rose - LDE Building Manager
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Attention Mena FFA and Mena Public Schools 4-H Livestock Exhibitors: This Saturday registration for the County Fair will open. Use the link below to register. Also remember if you are showing at AYE you have to get registered by Saturday! https://polkar.fairwire.com/?fbclid=IwAR1q7S4Su6Q9_CjjhRlf_94-W7kvaw56fUKdHuVLezFCywftgqP5UD0Ej2g
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The 2021 Open House is just around the corner! PreK will be making appointments with parents individually & y