Mark Hobson
Mena Middle School will host our 7th Annual Christmas Shop. We want to continue to offer this opportunity to model giving. We are seeking new or very gently used items students would enjoy giving to parents. Small items are preferred as gifts will travel home from school. We will be setting up shop the week after Thanksgiving. If you would like to contribute to our store please drop off items at MMS Office or contact Mrs. Rose or Mrs. Gann and we will arrange to pick up items.
about 8 hours ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
To kick off Red Ribbon Week. The new Project Prevent Team at Mena Middle School set up the opportunity for student to sign the banner to pledge to be drug and tobacco free.
about 8 hours ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Be a part of the Mena Middle School Diaper Drive!!!!
about 8 hours ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
If you are planning to travel to Valley View for the Class 4A Volleyball Tournament you can purchase tickets online. Follow the link to the website. https://gofan.co/app/school/AAA
about 8 hours ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Dear Parents/Guardians, Our funding for next year is based on the number of meals that we serve this year and the number of free/reduced applications we receive. Which can be accessed on the Mena school website, under food service information. In an effort to maintain our funding for school year 21-22, Mena Public Schools will be providing meals for students participating in Flex Fridays, blended learning, and PCVA. Blended and PCVA students can request a week's worth of meals by accessing the link each week on the school website under food service information or there is a link shared on Facebook each week. Flex Friday meals will be sent home with students on Thursday afternoon with students who will not be attending in-person classes on Friday. In order to meet USDA meal pattern requirements, some items may need to be refrigerated as soon as your child arrives home. Please check their meal bags for these. There will be a form posted on the Mena Schools website, and the school's Facebook pages. We would appreciate you filling this out if you plan for your child to learn from home on Fridays. If in the future you decide not to participate you may opt-out by contacting Susan Bodey, Aramark food service director @ 479-234-1161, or Amy Bartow, Mena schools food service director @ 479-216-0060. Thank You for your support during these trying times! Susan Bodey Follow the link to the Flex Friday Meal Order Form. https://docs.google.com/.../1FAIpQLSd4vRrLvAy.../viewform...
about 12 hours ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Bearcats finished in 2nd place at the 7-4A Conference Cross Country Championship on Monday morning. There were some great individual performances for Mena. 1st - MYERS, Logan 17:08.1 3rd - MCMELLON, Tre 18:03.1 9th - PLUNKETT, Trevin 19:14.2 14th - POWELL, Ashton 19:38.1 16th - HUGHES, Wilson 20:14.4 For complete results follow the link. http://live1.macdonaldtiming.com/
about 13 hours ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
You can order your Mena Middle School Yearbook online. Just follow the link. https://www.jostens.com/
about 13 hours ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Basscats competed Sunday (Oct. 25) in the Arkansas Young Guns High School tournament held on Lake Dardanelle. Austin Rose and Jarrett Burger came in 7th. The Basscats will be competing in the Arkansas Youth Fishing Federations tournament on Lake Millwood on Sunday November 1. Thank you to all of our great sponsors.
about 15 hours ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Monday, October 26 Lunch Menu: Monday - 10/26 - Pork Carnitas, Steak Sandwich, Hamburger, Waffle Bar, PB&J Sandwich, Chef Salad, Turkey Croissant Sandwich Tuesday - 10/27 - Hang Time Basket, Cheeseburger, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Taco Bar, PB&J Sandwich, Cobb Salad, Turkey Croissant Sandwich Wednesday - 10/28 - Mini Corn Dogs with Mac & Cheese, Meatball Sub, Hot Dog, Wing Bar, PB&J Sandwich, Turkey Salad, Turkey Croissant Sandwich Thursday - 10/29 - Baked Chicken, Chicken Tenders, Cheeseburger, Taco Bar, PB&J Sandwich, Popcorn Chicken Salad, Turkey Croissant Sandwich Friday - Walking Tacos, Corn Dog, Chicken Sandwich, Pizza, PB&J Sandwich, Pizza Salad, Turkey Croissant Sandwich Clubs & Activities: Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Quiz Bowl Practice in room 211 during Enrichment/NEHS Meets in the Thursday - Quiz Bowl Practice in room 211 during Enrichment Friday - Sports: Monday - Senior High District Cross Country at the Lions Club Course beginning at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday - Ladycat Volleyball will play in the first round of the 4A State Tournament Wednesday - Thursday - Junior High Football home versus Trinity Christian Friday - Red Ribbon Week is this week. The themes for each day are: Monday-Follow Your Dreams, Stay Drug Free-Pajama Day Tuesday- Team Up Against Drugs-Twins or Teams Wednesday- Wild about being Drug Free-Wild Hair and Wild/Mismatched Clothes Thursday-Drug Free and Proud to Be Bearcat-Wear Red and Black (Jr High Football game) Friday- I'm To Bright For Drugs-Wear Bright/Neon Colors (BYE week for Sr high) Please remember to follow school dress code while dressing up! Students, please remember that per the school dress code, hats and hoods are not to be worn in the building. Students, remember that you must have your masks on and pulled up over your nose in common areas like the cafeteria and the hallways between classes. Anyone interested in joining Sci-Fi Club this school year, there will be no dues this year, just sign up with Ms. Hooker to join! Even Blended students will have access to the Google Classroom. If any 9th or 10th grader is interested in Upward Bound, Please see Mrs. Thacker for an application. All students must check their “Enrichment Class Of” google classroom for Xello assignments and complete them. Please email Ms. Hoyle, or Mrs. Wilson, if you need any assistance logging in. There is still artwork from last year in the Art Room. If you had Ms. Hoyle for Art for the 2019-2020 school year, please come by and pick up your art. School Day picture retakes and make-up pictures for 9th through 11th graders will be on Wednesday, November 11. Be sure to order your copy of the 2021 Mena High School Yearbook for the current lowest price of $55 before December 31. You may order online at www.jostensyearbooks.com with credit or debit card, or order through Mr. Philpot’s room 205 with cash or check. The Student Mock Voting Day for the 2020 election will be today, October 26th. Students taking history classes will vote during their history class. If you do not have a history class, the form will be available in your “Class of ..” google classroom during Enrichment. This will be the equivalent of what Arkansas voters are voting for with national, state, and local positions and ballot issues.
about 16 hours ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Students bringing lunch from home must take all three in order to be free.
about 16 hours ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Bearcat Cross Country Team is scheduled to compete in the 7-4A District Meet at the Lions Club Course in Mena at 10:00am!!! GO BEARCATS!!!!
about 16 hours ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Monday, October 26 th   I. 1 st Quarter report cards will be handed out today during ACHIEVE. II. After these announcements, the 6 th grade Quiz Bowl team will be meeting in the conference room. III. From Mrs. Lunsford: The 7 th grade Cheerleaders will have a group photo for the yearbook this Thursday during 7 th period. Bring your uniform to change into. IV. This Friday, October 30 th , will be our first district-wide “Flex Friday.” For more important details, you and your parents can see the Superintendent’s informational video on the Mena Public School Facebook page, or Mr. Sherrer’s informational letter on the MMS Facebook page. Mr. Sherrer also sent each of you an email with information. V. Tomorrow's Red Ribbon Week dress up Theme is Team up Against drugs. Dress up as twins or as your favorite team.   VI. We have had a problem lately of someone opening the handicap access door to Mrs. Farringer’s room during 6 th grade lunch. This is a reminder that we have video cameras in each hallway and will use it to determine who is doing it, if it happens again. VII. Lunchtime Weather: If we have to say inside for lunch today…  After eating your lunch, please leave the cafeteria and go sit in your grade-level hallway.  You are not allowed to use your phone / device until you have left the cafeteria and are in the hallway. VIII. Lunch Menu: * Pork Carnitas * Steak Sandwich * Hamburger * Waffle Bar * PB&J Sandwich * Turkey or Ham Sandwich * Chef Salad
about 16 hours ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena outlasted Dardanelle 36-13 on a cold Friday night at Bearcat Stadium. The game was tied at half but Mena scored 23 unanswered in the second half. An open date is on the schedule next week & the Bearcats will play Lamar in the final regular season game on Friday 11/6.
3 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
All fourth graders in Mrs. Sterner’s and Mrs. Golden’s Social Studies classes, at Holly Harshman Elementary, exercised their right to vote. Their week began with the introduction of two parties, Fruity and Chocolate. A primary election was held, where they voted for the “Candy-Date” of their choice. Hershey’s Chocolate Bar was voted to represent the chocolate party, while Ring Pop was voted to represent the fruity party. Students learned about the election process, rules of voting, and all about the two current Presidential candidates. On Friday, October 23rd, each student entered the polling booth to cast their vote!
3 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The bracket for the Class 4A State Volleyball Tournament at Valley View has been completed. Mena will play Westside on Tuesday 10/27 at 6:00pm.. GO LADYCATS!!! https://scorebooklive.com/volleyball/tournaments/625
3 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Friday, October 23, 2020 Dear Parents & Students The Mena School Board recently approved a change to our Ready for Learning Plan that I want to inform you of. It is the implementation of a 4:1 school week with a Flex Friday option beginning on Friday, October 30th. What does this mean? School will operate just as it is now for four days per week. On Flex Friday, school will be open, lunch will be served, and assignments will be given but the day will be optional for all students to attend in person or not. On Flex Friday, students who choose to flex will log into their classroom assignments given by their teachers and do their learning at home. Students who choose to attend school will also have virtual assignments for that day and will have an adjusted schedule to accommodate their online assignments and to give their teachers time to help blended students and plan for the upcoming week. Students who choose to learn from home on the Flex-day will not be counted absent. Instruction will be 100% virtual. These are catch-up days for teachers and students: there will be no new content taught or major assessments given. When will this start? Friday, October 30th How long will this go on? Indefinitely, we will continue to monitor the needs and concerns of our students, teachers and parents and adjustments could continue to be made throughout the school year. What if I don’t have internet access? Many of the assignments for Flex Friday may be assigned earlier in the week and students will have an opportunity to work on them using the school internet. We also offer tutoring Monday through Thursday after school till 4:30 (and Monday evenings 5:30-6:30) at school. The Flex Friday is an option to stay home but school will be open to those students that need to attend. Your student will be receiving an email with a questionnaire about Flex Friday. Answering this will give us some valuable information on how to plan for which students may be here. Should you have any questions, please feel free to call our office at 479-394-2572. Thanks for your understanding during these unprecedented times. Clifton Sherrer, Principal Mena Middle School
4 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Friday, October 23, 2020 Dear Parents & Students The Mena School Board recently approved a change to our Ready for Learning Plan that I want to inform you of. It is the implementation of a 4:1 school week with a Flex Friday option beginning on Friday, October 30th. What does this mean? School will operate just as it is now for four days per week. On Flex Friday, school will be open, lunch will be served, and assignments will be given but the day will be optional for all students to attend in person or not. On Flex Friday, students who choose to flex will log into their classroom assignments given by their teachers and do their learning at home. Students who choose to attend school will also have virtual assignments for that day and will have an adjusted schedule to accommodate their online assignments and to give their teachers time to help blended students and plan for the upcoming week. Students who choose to learn from home on the Flex-day will not be counted absent. Instruction will be 100% virtual. These are catch-up days for teachers and students: there will be no new content taught or major assessments given. When will this start? Friday, October 30th How long will this go on? Indefinitely, we will continue to monitor the needs and concerns of our students, teachers and parents and adjustments could continue to be made throughout the school year. What if I don’t have internet access? Your student will have the opportunity to complete the work when they return to school.They must complete the assignment the following week, or it will be incomplete. In addition, we have “hot spots” available for check-out. Just let us know ahead of time if you need to check out a device. Should you have any questions, please feel free to call our office at 479-394-3151 Thanks for your understanding during these unprecedented times. Tamara Smart, Principal Holly Harshman Elementary
4 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Kickoff is at 7:00pm tonight at Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium!!!!
4 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Click the link for the meal order form for the week of November 2nd-6th. PIck up is Friday from 1pm-2pm at Louise Durham & Mena High School. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScOG-sWE3CuHP56xPONR7UNug5LM9iQoZmyepN4uAIovJCLUg/viewform
4 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Friday, October 23 Lunch Menu: Friday - 10/23 - Crispito w/Cheese, Mini Corndog, Backyard Burger, Pizza, PB&J Sandwich, Pizza Salad, Turkey Croissant Sandwich Monday - 10/26 - Pork Carnitas, Steak Sandwich, Hamburger, Waffle Bar, PB&J Sandwich, Chef Salad, Turkey Croissant Sandwich Tuesday - 10/27 - Hang Time Basket, Cheeseburger, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Taco Bar, PB&J Sandwich, Cobb Salad, Turkey Croissant Sandwich Wednesday - 10/28 - Mini Corn Dogs with Mac & Cheese, Meatball Sub, Hot Dog, Wing Bar, PB&J Sandwich, Turkey Salad, Turkey Croissant Sandwich Thursday - 10/29 - Baked Chicken, Chicken Tenders, Cheeseburger, Taco Bar, PB&J Sandwich, Popcorn Chicken Salad, Turkey Croissant Sandwich Friday - Walking Tacos, Corn Dog, Chicken Sandwich, Pizza, PB&J Sandwich, Pizza Salad, Turkey Croissant Sandwich Clubs & Activities: Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Sports: Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Senior High Bearcat Football vs Dardanelle HERE at Bearcat Stadium, beginning at 7:00 p.m. The theme for tonight’s student section will be “Spooky.” Dress in your best spooky apparel, but remember that per the Arkansas Activities Association, masks and face paint are not allowed at ball games. Red Ribbon Week is next week. The theme’s for each day are: Monday-Follow Your Dreams, Stay Drug Free-Pajama Day Tuesday- Team Up Against Drugs-Twins or Teams Wednesday- Wild about being Drug Free-Wild Hair and Wild/Mismatched Clothes Thursday-Drug Free and Proud to Be Bearcat-Wear Red and Black (Jr High Football game) Friday- I'm To Bright For Drugs-Wear Bright/Neon Colors (BYE week for Sr high) Please remember to follow school dress code while dressing up! Students, please remember that per the school dress code, hats and hoods are not to be worn in the building. Students, remember that you must have your masks on and pulled up over your nose in common areas like the cafeteria and the hallways between classes. Anyone interested in joining Sci-Fi Club this school year, there will be no dues this year, just sign up with Ms. Hooker to join! Even Blended students will have access to the Google Classroom. If any 9th or 10th grader is interested in Upward Bound, Please see Mrs. Thacker for an application. All students must check their “Enrichment Class Of” google classroom for Xello assignments and complete them. Please email Ms. Hoyle, or Mrs. Wilson, if you need any assistance logging in. There is still artwork from last year in the Art Room. If you had Ms. Hoyle for Art for the 2019-2020 school year, please come by and pick up your art. School Day picture retakes and make-up pictures for 9th through 11th graders will be on Wednesday, November 11. The Student Mock Voting Day for the 2020 election will be Monday Oct 26th. Students taking history classes will vote during their history class. If you do not have a history class, the form will be available in your “Class of ..” google classroom during Enrichment. This will be the equivalent of what Arkansas voters are voting for with national, state, and local positions and ballot issues.
4 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Friday, October 23 rd   I. Today is the deadline to order your Yearbook at the lowest price possible. II. One week from today, Friday, October 30 th , will be our first district-wide “Flex Friday.” You will have a choice whether to attend school that day or stay home and conduct virtual learning. For more important details, you and your parents can see the Superintendent’s informational video on the Mena Public School Facebook page. III. Reminders:  Check the fliers on the library windows to see what the dress-up themes are for each day of next week’s Red Ribbon Week.  1 st Quarter report cards will be handed out next Monday  Coloring sheets for the Halloween Coloring Contest sponsored by the Pulse, are located outside of the front office and are due today. You can turn yours in at the front office. IV. Lunchtime Weather: V. Lunch Menu: * Burrito * Mini Corndogs * Backyard Burger * Pizza * PB&J Sandwich * Turkey or Ham Sandwich * Pizza Salad
4 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to second grade teacher, Mrs. Shannon Miller. She was the winner of the Arvest Bank's "WE LOVE TEACHERS" campaign! We are so proud of her and lucky to have such a wonderful teacher!
4 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Blended & virtual student meals for October 26th-October 30th may be picked up today at Louise Durham Elementary or Mena High School between 1 and 2 pm.
4 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena 7th Grade & Jr. High Bearcats played at Dardanelle on Thursday. Dardanelle won the 7th Grade game 18-8. Dardanelle won the Jr. High game 31-0. Both teams will play next on October 29th when Mena host Trinity Christian.
4 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
There will be a limited number of tickets available to the general public that can be picked up at the Central Office on Friday 10/23 from 8:00am to 3:45pm for the Bearcat football game on Friday. The visiting team and fans will enter the stadium through the large gate at the Northside of the stadium. The visiting bleachers have been marked off to ensure proper social distancing. Please wear your mask and social distance while attending the game. Visiting fans must present their tickets and pay at the gate.
4 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Volleyball will open play in the 4A State Tournament on Tuesday 10/27 at 6:00pm at Valley View. Click the link to view the complete bracket. https://scorebooklive.com/volleyball/tournaments/625
5 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Thursday, October 22 Lunch Menu: Thursday - 10/22 - BBQ Chicken, Chicken Tenders, Bacon Cheeseburger, Taco Bar, PB&J Sandwich, Popcorn Chicken Salad, Turkey Croissant Sandwich Friday - 10/23 - Burrito w/Cheese, Mini Corndog, Backyard Burger, Pizza, PB&J Sandwich, Pizza Salad, Turkey Croissant Sandwich Monday - 10/26 - Pork Carnitas, Steak Sandwich, Hamburger, Waffle Bar, PB&J Sandwich, Chef Salad, Turkey Croissant Sandwich Tuesday - 10/27 - Hang Time Basket, Cheeseburger, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Taco Bar, PB&J Sandwich, Cobb Salad, Turkey Croissant Sandwich Wednesday - 10/28 - Mini Corn Dogs with Mac & Cheese, Meatball Sub, Hot Dog, Wing Bar, PB&J Sandwich, Turkey Salad, Turkey Croissant Sandwich Thursday - 10/29 - Baked Chicken, Chicken Tenders, Cheeseburger, Taco Bar, PB&J Sandwich, Popcorn Chicken Salad, Turkey Croissant Sandwich Friday - Walking Tacos, Corn Dog, Chicken Sandwich, Pizza, PB&J Sandwich, Pizza Salad, Turkey Croissant Sandwich Clubs & Activities: Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - No Quiz Bowl Practice Today or Thursday; Sci-Fi Club Meeting in the PAC Thursday - No Quiz Bowl Practice Friday - Sports: Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - JH Football @ Dardanelle Friday - Senior High Football vs Dardanelle HERE Students, please remember that per the school dress code, hats and hoods are not to be worn in the building. Students, remember that you must have your masks on and pulled up over your nose in common areas like the cafeteria and the hallways between classes. Anyone interested in joining Sci-Fi Club this school year, there will be no dues this year, just sign up with Ms. Hooker to join! Even Blended students will have access to the Google Classroom. If any 9th or 10th grader is interested in Upward Bound, Please see Mrs. Thacker for an application. All students must check their “Enrichment Class Of” google classroom for Xello assignments and complete them. Please email Ms. Hoyle, or Mrs. Wilson, if you need any assistance logging in. There is still artwork from last year in the Art Room. If you had Ms. Hoyle for Art for the 2019-2020 school year, please come by and pick up your art. School Day picture retakes and make-up pictures for 9th through 11th graders will be on Wednesday, November 11.
5 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Thursday, October 22 nd   I. Tomorrow is the deadline to order your Yearbook at the lowest price possible. II. Today the 7 th grade football team is dismissed at 2:45. III. Next Friday, October 30 th , will be our first district-wide “Flex Friday.” You will have a choice whether to attend school that day or stay home and conduct virtual learning. For more important details, you and your parents can see the Superintendent’s informational video on the Mena Public School Facebook page. IV. Reminders:  Check the fliers on the library windows to see what the dress-up themes are for each day of next week’s Red Ribbon Week.  1 st Quarter report cards will be handed out next Monday  Coloring sheets for the Halloween Coloring Contest sponsored by the Pulse, are located outside of the front office. V. Lunchtime Weather: VI. Lunch Menu: * BBQ Chicken * Chicken Tenders * Bacon Cheeseburger * Taco Bar * PB&J Sandwich * Turkey or Ham Sandwich * Popcorn Chicken Salad
5 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena 7th Grade & Jr. High will play ay Dardanelle today beginning at 5:30pm.. GO BEARCATS!!!
5 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Sr. High Bearcats competed in the Tom Stuthard Top 25 today. Mena finished 2nd & were led by medalist Logan Myers, Trey McMellon, Wilson Hughes, Trevin Plunkett & Ashton Powell. Mena Cross Country will host the 7-4A District Meet on Monday 10/26 at the Lions Club Course.
5 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Students in Mrs. Craig's class at MHS had a zoom visit with JP Dinnell today. JP is a former Navy Seal Sniper deployed to Ar Ramadi, Iraq in 2006 with Seal team Three's Task Unit Bruiser. JP served as point man, machine gunner, and lead sniper for the Delta Platoon opposite the American Sniper, Chris Kyle, in Charlie Platoon. He works for Echelon Front, which is a company of combat veterans that work with employees to gain a teamwork and leadership perspective. They go to Multi million dollar companies to train employees in extreme ownership, responsibility and leadership. JP spoke with our students about the benefits of goal setting and changing your mindset to achieve your goals. He discussed the importance of learning how to think, not what to think. "My worst day is someone else's dream."
6 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mr. Benny Weston announces the addition of "Flex Fridays" to the Mena Public School's Ready for Learning Plan! To watch the video click on the link below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgKktdNJiGE&t=10s If you would like to read the adjusted Ready for Learning Plan in it's entirety click on the link below. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/802963/Mena_Public_Schools_COVID_Plan_Ready_for_Learning.pdf
6 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Wednesday, October 21 Lunch Menu: Wednesday - 10/21 - Ravioli w/Meat Sauce, Hot Dog, Steak Sandwich, Wing Bar, PB&J Sandwich, Turkey Salad, Turkey Croissant Sandwich Thursday - 10/22 - BBQ Chicken, Chicken Tenders, Bacon Cheeseburger, Taco Bar, PB&J Sandwich, Popcorn Chicken Salad, Turkey Croissant Sandwich Friday - 10/23 - Burrito w/Cheese, Mini Corndog, Backyard Burger, Pizza, PB&J Sandwich, Pizza Salad, Turkey Croissant Sandwich Monday - 10/26 - Pork Carnitas, Steak Sandwich, Hamburger, Waffle Bar, PB&J Sandwich, Chef Salad, Turkey Croissant Sandwich Tuesday - 10/27 - Hang Time Basket, Cheeseburger, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Taco Bar, PB&J Sandwich, Cobb Salad, Turkey Croissant Sandwich Wednesday - 10/28 - Mini Corn Dogs with Mac & Cheese, Meatball Sub, Hot Dog, Wing Bar, PB&J Sandwich, Turkey Salad, Turkey Croissant Sandwich Thursday - 10/29 - Baked Chicken, Chicken Tenders, Cheeseburger, Taco Bar, PB&J Sandwich, Popcorn Chicken Salad, Turkey Croissant Sandwich Friday - Walking Tacos, Corn Dog, Chicken Sandwich, Pizza, PB&J Sandwich, Pizza Salad, Turkey Croissant Sandwich Clubs & Activities: Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - No Quiz Bowl Practice Today or Thursday; Sci-Fi Club Meeting in the PAC Thursday - No Quiz Bowl Practice Friday - Sports: Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - JH Football @ Dardanelle Friday - Senior High Football vs Dardanelle HERE Students, please remember that per the school dress code, hats and hoods are not to be worn in the building. Students, remember that you must have your masks on and pulled up over your nose in common areas like the cafeteria and the hallways between classes. Anyone interested in joining Sci-Fi Club this school year, there will be no dues this year, just sign up with Ms. Hooker to join! Even Blended students will have access to the Google Classroom. If any 9th or 10th grader is interested in Upward Bound, Please see Mrs. Thacker for an application. If you are interested in joining the National English Honor Society, please go by Mrs. Neufeld’s Room 207 to pick up an application. All students must check their “Enrichment Class Of” google classroom for Xello assignments and complete them. Please email Ms. Hoyle, or Mrs. Wilson, if you need any assistance logging in. There is still artwork from last year in the Art Room. If you had Ms. Hoyle for Art for the 2019-2020 school year, please come by and pick up your art. School Day picture retakes and make-up pictures for 9th through 11th graders will be on Wednesday, November 11. Sci-Fi Club Meeting today in the PAC during Enrichment.
6 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Wednesday, October 21 st   I. Right after these announcements, the 7 th grade ETS students will meet in the cafeteria. II. Today is the first day of the second grading quarter. Report cards for the first quarter will be handed out on Monday. III. Several of you need to be reminded that everything you do on your Chrome Book or other device can be seen by our tech department, your teachers, and administrators. Use your device for school work only. There will be consequences if you use your device inappropriately. IV. If you are interested in entering the Polk County Pulse Halloween Coloring Contest, you can come get a copy of the Pulse located outside the front office. The contest is for students 13 years old or younger. The contest sheet is located on the back page of this week’s Pulse. V. Next week is Red Ribbon Week. Check out the fliers on the library windows to see what the dress-up themes are for each day. VI. Lunchtime Weather: VII. Lunch Menu: * Ravioli * Hot Dog * Chicken Sandwich * Wing Bar * PB&J Sandwich * Turkey or Ham Sandwich * Turkey Chef Salad
6 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena School Board met for their October meeting on Tuesday the 20th in the Mena High School Library. It was a brief meeting but included significant topics on the agenda. The board began by approving the closing documents on a bond issue. The closing date is November 5th, 2020. This will reduce the current interest rate from 4% to a new rate of 2.55%. This change will save the district $250,000 per year for the first four years and $2.2 million over the life of the bond. Superintendent Benny Weston reported that a part of the new facility near Holly Harshman Elementary will carry a Bearcat theme. The facility is owned by the Rich Mountain Nursing & Rehabilitation Center & they will be naming one of the homes Bearcat House & another the Ladycat House. Next on the agenda was discussion on adding “Flex Friday” to the district’s Ready for Learning Plan. The addition was approved & the first Flex Friday will be October 30th. A video explaining this adjustment will be released on Mena Public School’s social media & website. Assistant Superintendent Dr. Lee Smith reported to the board that this year’s Annual Report to the Public will be virtual & available to patrons of the district online. The board was then made aware of upcoming training dates available to them & the meeting was adjourned.
6 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena School Board recently approved a resolution in recognition & appreciation of teachers, administrators & support staff at all campuses during the covid-19 response. MHS Principal David Maxwell attended the October board meeting on Tuesday & accepted on behalf of Mena High School.
6 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Ladycats picked up an impressive 3-0 victory over Ft. Lake, the #3 team in Class 4A, on Tuesday at the Union Bank Center. With the win Mena improves to 15-2 on the season. They will begin State Tournament play on 10/27 at Valley View. Ft. Lake won the JV Match 2-1.
6 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
UA Rich Mountain is on campus at MHS today & judging by attendance our seniors have plenty of interest in UARM !!!!
7 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Lunch Menu: Tuesday - 10/20 - Popcorn Chicken Bowl, Rib Patty Sandwich, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Taco Bar, PB&J Sandwich, Cobb Salad, Turkey Croissant Sandwich Wednesday - 10/21 - Ravioli w/Meat Sauce, Hot Dog, Steak Sandwich, Wing Bar, PB&J Sandwich, Turkey Salad, Turkey Croissant Sandwich Thursday - 10/22 - BBQ Chicken, Chicken Tenders, Bacon Cheeseburger, Taco Bar, PB&J Sandwich, Popcorn Chicken Salad, Turkey Croissant Sandwich Friday - 10/23 - Burrito w/Cheese, Mini Corndog, Backyard Burger, Pizza, PB&J Sandwich, Pizza Salad, Turkey Croissant Sandwich Monday - 10/26 - Pork Carnitas, Steak Sandwich, Hamburger, Waffle Bar, PB&J Sandwich, Chef Salad, Turkey Croissant Sandwich Tuesday - 10/27 - Hang Time Basket, Cheeseburger, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Taco Bar, PB&J Sandwich, Cobb Salad, Turkey Croissant Sandwich Wednesday - 10/28 - Mini Corn Dogs with Mac & Cheese, Meatball Sub, Hot Dog, Wing Bar, PB&J Sandwich, Turkey Salad, Turkey Croissant Sandwich Thursday - 10/29 - Baked Chicken, Chicken Tenders, Cheeseburger, Taco Bar, PB&J Sandwich, Popcorn Chicken Salad, Turkey Croissant Sandwich Friday - Walking Tacos, Corn Dog, Chicken Sandwich, Pizza, PB&J Sandwich, Pizza Salad, Turkey Croissant Sandwich Clubs & Activities: Monday - Tuesday - ETS 9th and 10th band room- enrichment/ ALL Seniors to the PAC- enrichment. Wednesday - Quiz Bowl Practice in room 211 during enrichment Thursday - Quiz Bowl Practice in room 211 during enrichment Friday - Sports: Monday - Tuesday - Volleyball will host Fountain Lake this afternoon at the Union Bank Center, and this will be the last home game of the season for the Ladycats. Wednesday - Thursday - JH Football @ Dardanelle Friday - Senior High Football vs Dardanelle HERE Students, please remember that per the school dress code, hats and hoods are not to be worn in the building. Students, remember that you must have your masks on and pulled up over your nose in common areas like the cafeteria and the hallways between classes. Anyone interested in joining Sci-Fi Club this school year, there will be no dues this year, just sign up with Ms. Hooker to join! Even Blended students will have access to the Google Classroom. If any 9th or 10th grader is interested in Upward Bound, Please see Mrs. Thacker for an application. If you are interested in joining the National English Honor Society, please go by Mrs. Neufeld’s Room 207 to pick up an application. All students must check their “Enrichment Class Of” google classroom for Xello assignments and complete them. Please email Ms. Hoyle, or Mrs. Wilson, if you need any assistance logging in. There is still artwork from last year in the Art Room. If you had Ms. Hoyle for Art for the 2019-2020 school year, please come by and pick up your art. All Seniors please go to the PAC during enrichment. Please set every 3rd seat every other row. Senior enrichment teachers please assist with this effort. School Day pictures for 9th through 11th graders are being distributed during Enrichment today. There will be picture retake day and make-up pictures on Wednesday, November 11.
7 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Tomorrow is picture day for our Heroes! This is the picture that will be in our yearbook, we can't wait for all of their gorgeous pictures!
7 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Tuesday, October 20 th   I. The 7 th & 8 th grade Quiz Bowl teams will meet in the conference room right after these announcements. II. Today is the last day of the first grading quarter. Report cards will be handed out next Monday, in order to allow teachers time to get all grades entered into the grade book. III. Reminder to check the lost & found box in the cafeteria if you are missing anything. There are a few jackets and hoodies in it. IV. Next week is Red Ribbon Week. There will be a different dress-up theme each day. Check the fliers on the library windows to see what the daily dress-up themes are. V. Lunchtime Weather: VI. Lunch Menu: * Popcorn Chicken Tater Tot Bowl * Rib Patty Sandwich * Spicy Chicken Sandwich * Taco Bar * PB&J Sandwich * Turkey or Ham Sandwich * Cobb Salad
7 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Coaches select #33, Cauy House, as the Farm Bureau Insurance Player of the week for game #7 vs Ozark. Cauy led the Bearcat Defense from his Inside Linebacker position with a staggering 21 tackles, plus an interception to stop a Hillbilly drive late in the 4th quarter. Cauy also scored the game winning, go ahead touchdown for the Bearcats, from his Fullback position, in the 4th quarter, to give Mena a 23-20 lead. Cauy is a Senior this year, stands 6’0” and weighs 205 pounds. He is the son of Brad and Brianne House and Ashley and Ian Sullivan. He is also the Grandson of Stan and Julie House and Steve and Kathy Phillips. Cauy hopes to play football again next year, at the college level, but does not know where that may be yet. He wants to pursue a degree in Business while attending college. When not involved in school activities, Cauy operates a local lawn mowing service and also spends a lot of time hunting as well. This Friday night, Cauy and the Bearcats, who are now 4-3 for the season, will host 3-2 Conference opponents, the Dardanelle Sand Lizards.
7 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
For those of you who follow and are fans of Bearcat Football. Here are the 4-4A conference standings after last weeks win over Ozark. Mena is scheduled to host Dardanelle this Friday at Bearcat Stadium. https://www.maxpreps.com/high-schools/mena-bearcats-ladycats-(mena,ar)/football/home.htm
8 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Click the link for the meal order form for the week of October 26th-30th. PIck up is Friday from 1pm-2pm at Louise Durham & Mena High School. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdmGfEKqUNExBm6xVWgERoOFam3F0NLUD7DYmHwz6BSjUPiyw/viewform?fbclid=IwAR2QKQBTf5xjq3dq8q7iuL3RWoGW_ZByMnuJn6UZPes8r3n2ywZLzgJ-qgA
8 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats host Fountain Lake on Tuesday at the Union Bank Center. The teams split their two previous meetings this season. GO LADYCATS!!!
8 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Ladycats jumped out to a 2-0 lead but lose 2-3 at Hot Springs Lakeside Saturday. Mena is now 14-2 on the season & will play Fountain Lake on Tuesday at the UBC.
9 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Ladycats (14-1) play at Lakeside (17-1) at 11:00am Saturday. GO LADYCATS!!!
10 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
A memorable night at Bearcat Stadium on Friday night. The 2020 Homecoming court was recognized. The Mena High School Marching band performed their first half time show of the year & the Bearcats earned a 23-20 win over Ozark. With the win Mena improves to 4-3 & 3-0 in conference play. The Bearcats will host Dardanelle next Friday 10/23.
10 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
11 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The 14-1 Mena Ladycats are ranked #2 in the latest Max Preps 4A Volleyball Ranking. Mena will play #3 Fountain Lake on Tuesday at the Union Bank Center. The teams have split their two previous meetings. GO LADYCATS!!! https://www.maxpreps.com/.../mena.../volleyball/rankings.htm
11 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Kickoff is at 7:00pm in Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium!!!
11 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The 7th Grade & Jr. High Bearcats played at Ozark on Thursday. 7th Grade / Mena-14 Ozark-0 Jr. High / Mena-8 Ozark-43 Mena will play at Dardanelle on Oct. 22nd at 5:30pm. GO BEARCATS!
11 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Ladycats played two matches against Little Rock MIlls on Thursday at the Union Bank Center. Mena Won the first match 25-5, 25-2 & 25-11... Mena also won the second match 3 games to 1 by a score of 25-3, 25-6 & 25-5 .... Mena will play at Hot Springs Lakeside on Saturday at 11:00am.. You will want to check next weeks schedule on our website as changes have been made recently. Just click the link https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter=19738
11 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Holly Harshman Elementary has been selected for the 2020 Arkansas Sheriffs’ Association Red Ribbon Week Grant. Polk Co. Sheriff Scott Sawyer will be sent the check in the amount of $1500 that he will present to HHE on Monday, October 26 at 830 am. Holly Harshman Elementary Red Ribbon Week Oct. 26-30, 2020. Monday, Oct. 26- Follow Your Dreams & Stay Drug Free! Say goodnight to drugs by wearing pajamas to school. Tuesday, Oct. 27- Team Up Against Drugs Dress up as twins with your friend or friends OR Dress up as your favorite team. Wednesday, Oct. 28-We are wild about being Drug-Free! Wear wild hair and wild/mismatched clothes. Thursday, Oct. 29- Drug-Free and Proud to be a Bearcat! Dress in Bearcat School Colors. Friday. Oct. 30-I’m too bright for drugs!!! Wear Bright/Neon Colors. Red Ribbon Week is focused on educating students about the dangers of drugs and alcohol and ways to say “NO!”. The dress up days are a fun way of reinforcing what is being taught.
11 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Middle School BADD (Bearcats Against Destructive Decisions) members are busy planning 2020 Red Ribbon Week! The National Theme this year is Be Happy. Be Brave. Be Drug Free. Monday 10/26-Follow Your Dreams, Stay Drug Free-Pajama Day Tuesday 10/27- Team Up Against Drugs-Twins or Teams Wednesday 10/28- Wild about being Drug Free-Wild Hair and Wild/Mismatched Clothes Thursday 10/29-Drug Free and Proud to Be Bearcat-Wear Red and Black Friday 10/30- I'm To Bright For Drugs-Wear Bright/Neon Colors
12 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
To: All ESS Staff serving Mena School District From: Benny Weston Re: Your Safety We want to assure our substitute teachers that Mena Public Schools is making sincere efforts to reduce everyone’s risk of exposure to COVID-19. Although we cannot guarantee that exposure will not happen, we are doing these things to maintain a safe environment: 1. Reducing the interactions between teachers and other students not in their classrooms through scheduling and student pods. 2. Requiring masks to be worn by all people in the buildings ages 10 and older. 3. Reducing exchange of materials such as food trays and books. 4. Disinfecting surfaces daily and providing hand sanitizing in every room throughout the district. 5. Maintaining social distancing protocols in classrooms and commons areas when possible and maintaining students pods when it is not. 6. Not allowing large assemblies. 7. Restricting outside guests from entering the buildings to maintain a controlled environment. 8. Quarantining infected individuals and their close contacts using Arkansas Department of Health standards, which are strictly adhered to. We feel that our school buildings are as safe as any other facility which hosts large numbers of people and would invite all substitute teachers to return to the classrooms. Our cases at Mena Public Schools have been very few and we feel that our attention to the standards and protocols are why we have been successful at controlling the spread of COVID-19.
12 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Friday night is a "PINK OUT" at Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium!
12 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 Lunch Menu: Thursday - 10/15 - Beef Fingers, Chicken Tenders, Meatball Sub, Taco Bar, PB&J Sandwich, Popcorn Chicken Salad, Turkey Croissant Sandwich Friday - 10/16 - No School (Fall Break) Monday - 10/19 - Virtual School Day Tuesday - 10/20 - Popcorn Chicken Bowl, Rib Patty Sandwich, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Taco Bar, PB&J Sandwich, Cobb Salad, Turkey Croissant Sandwich Wednesday - 10/21 - Ravioli w/Meat Sauce, Hot Dog, Steak Sandwich, Wing Bar, PB&J Sandwich, Turkey Salad, Turkey Croissant Sandwich Thursday - 10/22 - BBQ Chicken, Chicken Tenders, Bacon Cheeseburger, Taco Bar, PB&J Sandwich, Popcorn Chicken Salad, Turkey Croissant Sandwich Friday - 10/23 - Burrito w/Cheese, Mini Corndog, Backyard Burger, Pizza, PB&J Sandwich, Pizza Salad, Turkey Croissant Sandwich Monday - 10/26 - Pork Carnitas, Steak Sandwich, Hamburger, Waffle Bar, PB&J Sandwich, Chef Salad, Turkey Croissant Sandwich Tuesday - 10/27 - Hang Time Basket, Cheeseburger, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Taco Bar, PB&J Sandwich, Cobb Salad, Turkey Croissant Sandwich Wednesday - 10/28 - Mini Corn Dogs with Mac & Cheese, Meatball Sub, Hot Dog, Wing Bar, PB&J Sandwich, Turkey Salad, Turkey Croissant Sandwich Thursday - 10/29 - Baked Chicken, Chicken Tenders, Cheeseburger, Taco Bar, PB&J Sandwich, Popcorn Chicken Salad, Turkey Croissant Sandwich Friday - Walking Tacos, Corn Dog, Chicken Sandwich, Pizza, PB&J Sandwich, Pizza Salad, Turkey Croissant Sandwich Clubs & Activities: Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Quiz Bowl Practice in room 211 during enrichment Thursday - Quiz Bowl Practice in room 211 during enrichment Friday - Sports: Monday - Tuesday - Volleyball will host Arkadelphia this afternoon at the Union Bank Center starting at 4:30 Wednesday - Thursday - JH Football @ Ozark; Senior High Volleyball will host Little Rock Mills at the Union Bank Center Friday - SH Football vs Ozark Here Students, please remember that per the school dress code, hats and hoods are not to be worn in the building. Students, remember that you must have your masks on and pulled up over your nose in common areas like the cafeteria and the hallways between classes. Anyone interested in joining Sci-Fi Club this school year, there will be no dues this year, just sign up with Ms. Hooker to join! Even Blended students will have access to the Google Classroom. The flu shot clinic will be this morning at Mena High School. Only students who have submitted forms will be receiving a flu shot. If any 9th or 10th grader is interested in Upward Bound, Please see Mrs. Thacker for an application. If you are interested in joining the National English Honor Society, please go by Mrs. Neufeld’s Room 207 to pick up an application. There will be no school tomorrow for fall break, and Monday will be a virtual day for students working from home.
12 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Please remember that Mena Public Schools will be closed on Friday 10/16. That means that Virtual & Blended meal pick up will be today from 1pm-2pm at Louise Durham Elementary & Mena High School. These are meals for 10/19 thru 10/23...
12 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Thursday, October 15 th   I. School pictures were handed out yesterday. If you were absent, see your ACHIEVE teacher about your pictures. II. Reminder: No school tomorrow or Monday. Monday will be a virtual learning day. Be sure and log on to your classes to check for assignments. III. There will be a fire drill today at the end of ACHIEVE. The fire alarm will be used and all classes will evacuate. You can review the evacuation map posted in your classroom. Be sure to have your mask on. IV. Since Monday is a virtual day and counts as a school day, the school is required to provide a meal. That meal will be handed out to you today during 6 th period. The meals will be delivered to your classroom. Do not let this cause a problem for you in class or on the bus. If you ride a bus, keep the food bagged up until you get home. DO NOT get the food out on the bus. V. Lunchtime Weather: VI. Lunch Menu: * Steak Fingers * Chicken Tenders * Meatball Sub * Taco Bar * PB&J Sandwich * Turkey or Ham Sandwich * Popcorn Chicken Salad
12 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mr. Philpot announced today that we have secured a retakes and make-up picture day with Lifetouch for our School Pictures, which will be on Wednesday, November 11. Originally, Lifetouch wasn't going to be able to offer a make-up pics and retakes day, but once they finally got all their schools scheduled for their official picture day, they were able to look at possible dates to offer retake and make-up pics, so we're fortunate to get this date.
12 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
On October 9, USDA approved waivers for school districts to operate SSO (Covid-19 Response #59) until June 30, 2021. This will allow districts to serve all meals at the free rate.
12 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Kickoff is at 5:30pm & volleyball begins at 4:30pm. GO BEARCATS!
13 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 Lunch Menu: Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - 10/14 - Burrito w/Cheese, Cheeseburger, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Wing Bar, PB&J Sandwich, Turkey Salad, Turkey Croissant Sandwich Thursday - 10/15 - Beef Fingers, Chicken Tenders, Meatball Sub, Taco Bar, PB&J Sandwich, Popcorn Chicken Salad, Turkey Croissant Sandwich Friday - 10/16 - No School (Fall Break) Monday - 10/19 - Virtual School Day Tuesday - 10/20 - Popcorn Chicken Bowl, Rib Patty Sandwich, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Taco Bar, PB&J Sandwich, Cobb Salad, Turkey Croissant Sandwich Wednesday - 10/21 - Ravioli w/Meat Sauce, Hot Dog, Steak Sandwich, Wing Bar, PB&J Sandwich, Turkey Salad, Turkey Croissant Sandwich Thursday - 10/22 - BBQ Chicken, Chicken Tenders, Bacon Cheeseburger, Taco Bar, PB&J Sandwich, Popcorn Chicken Salad, Turkey Croissant Sandwich Friday - 10/23 - Burrito w/Cheese, Mini Corndog, Backyard Burger, Pizza, PB&J Sandwich, Pizza Salad, Turkey Croissant Sandwich Monday - 10/26 - Pork Carnitas, Steak Sandwich, Hamburger, Waffle Bar, PB&J Sandwich, Chef Salad, Turkey Croissant Sandwich Tuesday - 10/27 - Hang Time Basket, Cheeseburger, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Taco Bar, PB&J Sandwich, Cobb Salad, Turkey Croissant Sandwich Wednesday - 10/28 - Mini Corn Dogs with Mac & Cheese, Meatball Sub, Hot Dog, Wing Bar, PB&J Sandwich, Turkey Salad, Turkey Croissant Sandwich Thursday - 10/29 - Baked Chicken, Chicken Tenders, Cheeseburger, Taco Bar, PB&J Sandwich, Popcorn Chicken Salad, Turkey Croissant Sandwich Friday - Walking Tacos, Corn Dog, Chicken Sandwich, Pizza, PB&J Sandwich, Pizza Salad, Turkey Croissant Sandwich Clubs & Activities: Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Quiz Bowl Practice in room 211 during enrichment Thursday - Quiz Bowl Practice in room 211 during enrichment Friday - Sports: Monday - Tuesday - Volleyball will host Arkadelphia this afternoon at the Union Bank Center starting at 4:30 Wednesday - Thursday - JH Football @ Ozark Friday - SH Football vs Ozark Here Students, please remember that per the school dress code, hats and hoods are not to be worn in the building. Students, remember that you must have your masks on and pulled up over your nose in common areas like the cafeteria and the hallways between classes. Anyone interested in joining Sci-Fi Club this school year, there will be no dues this year, just sign up with Ms. Hooker to join! Even Blended students will have access to the Google Classroom. If you did not turn in your flu shot form yet, Please bring your flu shot forms to Nurse Bobbi as soon as possible. The Flu Shot Clinic is scheduled for this tomorrow, October 15. If any 9th or 10th grader is interested in Upward Bound, Please see Mrs. Thacker for an application. If you are interested in joining the National English Honor Society, please go by Mrs. Neufeld’s Room 207 to pick up an application. Congratulations to the Bearcat Marching Band who received a Superior rating from yesterday’s performance in the Regional VIII Marching Assessment. This makes 12 straight years of the band receiving a Superior rating, and Mena High School is proud of all the band members, Mr. Morgan, and Mr. Huntington for this wonderful accomplishment.
13 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Wednesday, October 14 th   I. School pictures have arrived and will be handed out right after these announcements. II. The 8 th grade ETS students will be meeting in the Cafeteria right after these announcements. III. Reminders:  No school Friday or Monday – Monday is a virtual day.  Follow mask and social distancing guidelines.  Check the Lost-&-Found box in the Cafeteria if you are missing anything. ** Mr. Coogan is randomly walking the halls and looking in to classrooms to check the wearing of masks and social distancing. IV. The first Grading Quarter ends next Tuesday and report cards will go out shortly after. Be sure and get all of your assignments completed and turned in ASAP. V. Lunchtime Weather: VI. Lunch Menu: * Burrito * Hamburger * Corn Dog * Wing Bar * PB&J Sandwich * Turkey or Ham Sandwich * Turkey Chef Salad
13 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
All on-site students attending school on Thursday, October 15th will have a free breakfast and lunch (no refrigeration needed) sent home with them at the end of the day for our virtual day Monday, October 19th – NO NEED TO REGISTER Blended and PCVA students – please continue filling out the online meal form each week to receive your free breakfasts and lunches – NOTE – this week’s online form closes Wednesday, October 14th and pick up is Thursday, October 15th between 1:00 – 2:00p.m.
13 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Click the link for the meal order form for the week of October 19th-23rd. PIck up is THURSDAY 10/15 from 1pm-2pm at Louise Durham & Mena High School. https://docs.google.com/.../1FAIpQLSebK70jKyy.../viewform...
13 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena volleyball hosted Arkadelphia Tuesday & won all games. Jr. JV - Mena won 2-0 Jr. High - Mena won 2-0 Sr. High - Mena won 3-0 The Ladycats will host L.R. Mills on Thursday! GO MENA!!!!
13 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to the Mena Bearcat Marching Band. They earned a superior rating at today's Region VIII Marching Contest. This is the 12th year in a row the band has received a superior rating. GO BEARCATS!!!!
13 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Just a reminder that Mena Public Schools will be closed on Friday, October 16th. This is a vacation day for students & teachers. Mena Public Schools will be closed on Monday, October 19th. This is a virtual day for students. Meaning they will have assignments from their teacher to complete that day at home. This will be a day of professional development for teachers.. All on-site students attending school on Thursday, October 15 th will have a free breakfast and lunch (no refrigeration needed) sent home with them at the end of the day for our virtual day Monday, October 19th – NO NEED TO REGISTER Blended and PCVA students – please continue filling out the online meal form each week to receive your free breakfasts and lunches – NOTE – this week’s online form closes tomorrow, Wednesday, October 14th and pick up is Thursday, October 15 th between 1:00 – 2:00p.m.
13 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Annual MHS Blood Drive is happening today. Students who have signed up recently as well as staff are donating.
14 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to Mr. Charles Morgan for receiving the October Teacher of the Month Award at Mena High School. It was stated that Mr. Morgan spends countless hours working out the logistics of practices and performances. He always has a smile on his face, is highly motivated, and always pushes you to be your very best. Mr. Morgan is a great person and an amazing educator. He will receive a certificate from Mrs. Wilson’s Orientation to Teaching and Child Care Guidance Classes and a cupcake from Sassafras Cakery. https://www.menaschools.org/o/mena-high-school/teacher_pages#/teachers/23602/bio
14 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Tuesday October 13, 2020 Lunch Menu: Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Clubs & Activities: Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Quiz Bowl Practice in room 211 during enrichment Thursday - Quiz Bowl Practice in room 211 during enrichment Friday - Sports: Monday - Tuesday - Volleyball will host Arkadelphia this afternoon at the Union Bank Center starting at 4:30 Wednesday - Thursday - JH Football @ Ozark Friday - SH Football vs Ozark Here Students, please remember that per the school dress code, hats and hoods are not to be worn in the building. Students, remember that you must have your masks on and pulled up over your nose in common areas like the cafeteria and the hallways between classes. Congratulations to Mr. Charles Morgan for receiving the October Teacher of the Month Award. It was stated that Mr. Morgan spends countless hours working out the logistics of practices and performances. He always has a smile on his face, is highly motivated, and always pushes you to be your very best. Overall, Mr. Morgan is a great person and an amazing educator. He will receive a certificate from Mrs. Wilson’s Orientation to Teaching and Child Care Guidance Classes and a cupcake from Sassafras Cakery. Anyone interested in joining Sci-Fi Club this school year, there will be no dues this year, just sign up with Ms. Hooker to join! Even Blended students will have access to the Google Classroom. If you did not turn in your flu shot form yet, Please bring your flu shot forms to Nurse Bobbi as soon as possible. The Flu Shot Clinic is scheduled for this Thursday, October 15. The Fall Blood Drive is today in the Bearcat Den from 10:00 to 1:00. If any 9th or 10th grader is interested in Upward Bound, Please see Mrs. Thacker for an application. The Bearcat Marching Band will be participating in the Regional VIII Marching Assessment here at Bearcat Stadium beginning at 3:00 p.m. The event can be watched via Facebook Live on the Mena High School Facebook page. If you are interested in joining the National English Honor Society, please go by Mrs. Neufeld’s Room 207 to pick up an application.
14 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Tuesday, October 13 th   I. Reminder: There is no school this Friday or the following Monday. Though we will not be on campus on Monday, it will be a virtual day in which you will receive online assignments from your teachers. II. Covid cases are beginning to rise in our community and a couple of cases have appeared among students. Please continue to follow the guidelines for masks and social distancing. Some Covid Protocol Reminders:  Keep your mask over your mouth and nose  Do not pull your mask down to talk to someone  Only 3 people allowed at a picnic table – there have been too many people at the tables  Only 2 people allowed on the benches – one on each end III. There are a few jackets and shirts in the Lost-and-Found box in the Cafeteria. If you are missing one, please look in there. IV. At the end of these announcements, 7 th & 8 th grade Quiz Bowl teams will have practice in the Conference Room located next to Mrs. Rose’s office. V. If you are a member of a club or organization that plans to meet during ACHIEVE, you must go to your ACHIEVE class first. Do not go to the meeting location until after the announcements have been read. VI. Lunchtime Weather: VII. Lunch Menu: * Chicken Parmesan * Chicken Tenders * Spicy Chicken Sandwich * Taco Bar * PB&J Sandwich * Turkey or Ham Sandwich * Cobb Salad
14 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Jr. High & Sr. High in action beginning at 4:30pm in the Union Bank Center... GO LADYCATS!!!
14 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats get the sweep at Bauxite Monday! Jr. High: Mena-2 Bauxite-1 Sr. JV: Mena-2 Bauxite-0 Sr. High: Mena-3 Bauxite-0 The Ladycats will host Arkadelphia at the Union Bank Center tomorrow 10/13. Games begin at 4:30pm. GO LADYCATS!!!
14 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
ADMISSION TICKETS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED ON THURSDAY 10/15 FOR THE OZARK/MENA FOOTBALL GAME WHICH WILL BE PLAYED ON FRIDAY 10/16 AT BOB CARVER BEARCAT STADIUM. There will be a limited number of tickets available to the general public that can be picked up at the Central Office on Thursday 10/15 from 8:00am to 3:45pm. The visiting team and fans will enter the stadium through the large gate at the Northside of the stadium. The visiting bleachers have been marked off to ensure proper social distancing. Please wear your mask and social distance while attending the game Visiting fans must present their tickets and pay at the gate.
14 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Let’s #BlueUp together on Thursday, Oct. 15th to take a stand against bullying. Staff and students are encouraged to wear blue! We want to see a sea of blue at HHE to show our support of taking a stand against bullying!
15 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Basscats were in action Sunday on Lake Maumelle. This was the first Tournament of the season for Trader Bills High School Tournament Trail. This was the first time for the Basscats to compete on Lake Maumelle. Austin Rose and Jarrett Burger came in 8th place.
15 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Lifetouch Sports, band & cheer photo's are being taken today at MHS & MMS !!!
15 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Monday, October 12 th   I. Reminder: There is no school this Friday or the following Monday. Though we will not be on campus on Monday, it will be a virtual day in which you will receive online assignments from your teachers. II. Covid cases are beginning to rise in our community. Please continue to follow the guidelines for masks and social distancing. III. Mrs. Sims is out today, so there will be no 6 th grade Quiz Bowl practice today. Tomorrow, however, the 7 th & 8 th grade Quiz Bowl team will have practice. IV. From Mrs. Sikes: The 2020-2021 FBLA Officers have been selected: If you are on the list, please go to Mrs. Sikes’ room right after these announcements, for a photo. President: Makenzie Vega Vice President: Max Rocha Secretary: Dax McMellon Treasurer: Trinaty Richmond Reporter: Eli Swall Historian: Abbie Martin  V. Lunchtime Weather: VI. Lunch Menu: * BBQ Chicken * Hot Dog * Chicken Sandwich * Waffle Bar * PB&J Sandwich * Turkey or Ham Sandwich * Chef Salad
15 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena High School Band will compete in the Region VIII Marching Assessment on Tuesday. This year the judges will come to us. We will perform at Bearcat Stadium at 3:00 PM. It is open to the public following all social distancing guidelines as directed by AAA and ASBOA.
15 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Jr. High & Sr. High Ladycats will play at Bauxite on Monday beginning at 4:00pm. GO LADYCATS!!!
16 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Senior Morgan Puckett was crowned 2020 Mena High School Homecoming Queen at this afternoon’s homecoming ceremony at Bearcat Stadium. The honor of queen was selected based on the votes of all grades of the MHS student body.
16 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congrats Blake! Mena Coaches select #40, Blake Castor, as the Farm Bureau Insurance Player of the Game, for week #6 vs. the Pottsville Apaches. Blake is a 5'10", 210 lb, Senior, Defensive End, and his 9 tackles and 1 QB sack helped lead the Mena Bearcats to a convincing road win by a final score of 34-13. Castor was actually a two-way starter last Friday, as he also took over the Left Guard responsibilities on the offensive line. Blake is the son of Richard and Robin Castor, and the grandson of Phil and Mary Lou Brainerd and Danny and Becky Richardson, all of Mena. Blake says he enjoys playing volleyball when not in school and spends most of his Saturday nights playing poker with his friends. He plans to attend college, but is undecided as to a specific university at this time. He does however hope to become a Nurse Anesthetist, and spend his career in surgical medicine. Shown presenting week #6's game ball to Blake, are local Farm Bureau Insurance CSR, Alecia House and Bearcat assistant coach, Chad Arnold. Farm Bureau Insurance is a Proud Supporter of Bearcat Athletics! Mena Public Schools Mena High School
17 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Click the link for the meal order form for the week of October 19th-23rd. PIck up is THURSDAY 10/15 from 1pm-2pm at Louise Durham & Mena High School. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSebK70jKyyhhIk9HArpxkStPuuv_sBdkMIyiTCwg9MfltQQHQ/viewform?gxids=7757
18 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena High School Homecoming Caravan was held this morning. Students at all four Mena campuses had an opportunity to show their support. GO BEARCATS!!!
18 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Coach Johnson's 8th grade history classes recently participated in Constitution Week activities that involved studying the Constitution and Bill of Rights. The students created posters related to the Bill of Rights which involved research and a lot of creativity. The James K. Polk Chapter of the DAR provided a copy of the Constitution for the students to sign and some pamphlet sized Constitutions for the students. pictured left to right: Cliff Sherrer, Cooper Plunkett, Izzy Henry, and Coach Johnson
18 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Ladycats wasted no time disposing of Magnolia at the Union Bank Center on Thursday. Mena led wire to wire on the way to a 3-0 win. The Ladycats will play at Bauxite on Monday. GO LADYCATS!!! https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter=19738
18 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
This morning during enrichment high school and middle school FFA members attended the monthly FFA chapter meeting in the agriculture building. During the meeting members got to learn about three Career Development Events they will have the opportunity to compete in during the spring semester. Today the officer team taught the members about livestock judging, veterinary science, and meats judging. Members had the opportunity to test their skills they would use in those events and had the opportunity to win some prizes as well!
18 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Despite multiple efforts to locate a replacement game for Friday, we have been unsuccessful. There will be no replacement game for Friday night. Therefore the schedule for 2020 Homecoming activities on Friday, October 9th will be as follows. 9:00am – Caravan 2:00pm – Coronation of the court at Bearcat Stadium. This event will be open to Mena High School students & guest of those in the ceremony. The Queen & her court will be recognized at the next home football game. We apologize for any inconvenience & appreciate your cooperation & understanding.
19 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations Emmi Hensley for best spirit day costume at Mena Middle School. The Bearcat Foundation will sponsor a prize for one winner from MHS and one winner from MMS every day this week
19 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Thursday, October 8, 2020 Lunch Menu: Monday - 10/5 Salisbury steak, meatball sub, double cheeseburger, waffle bar Tuesday - 10/6 Baked chicken, rib patty sandwich, spicy chicken sandwich, taco bar Wednesday - 10/7 Baked potato, hamburger, hot dog, wing bar Thursday - Friday - Clubs & Activities: Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Quiz Bowl Practice in room 211 during enrichment Thursday - Quiz Bowl Practice in room 211 during enrichment; FFA Meeting taking place in the PAC; FCCLA meeting is cancelled Friday - Sports: Monday - Junior High Football home versus De Queen; Volleyball will host Fountain Lake. The theme for the game is Black Out. Also, the first 24 students to show up to attend the volleyball game will receive a free piece of pizza. Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - JH Football @ Dover; Volleyball will play here vs Magnolia Friday - This week is Spirit Week to help celebrate Homecoming Week. The themes for dressing up is: Monday - Disney Day Tuesday - Mathlete vs Athlete Wednesday - Cowboys vs Aliens Thursday - Senioritis Friday - Red Out Students, remember that you must have your masks on and pulled up over your nose in common areas like the cafeteria and the hallways between classes. StuCrew and BFI are sponsoring this week’s Spirit Door Competition! Each Enrichment class is decorating their classroom door for Homecoming Week. Surprise judges will be brought in to judge them and the winner will be announced tomorrow! FCCLA dues are $15 and need to be paid by the end of the day today. Bring your dues to Mrs. Hobson or Mrs. Wilson. Anyone interested in joining Sci-Fi Club this school year, there will be no dues this year, just sign up with Ms. Hooker to join! Even Blended students will have access to the Google Classroom. If you did not turn in your flu shot form last Friday, Please bring your flu shot forms to Nurse Bobbi as soon as possible. The Flu Shot Clinic is scheduled for next Thursday, October 15. The Fall Blood Drive will be next Tuesday October 13th. A team member from the Blood Institute will be here during both lunches if you want to sign up or if you have any questions. Thursday, October 8 - UCA College representative will be presenting periods 1-4 in the PAC during JAG classes. (including Enrichment). If you are an interested senior, not in JAG, come during Enrichment or make arrangements with Ms. Purvis to come during another period.
19 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Thursday, October 8 th   I. Tomorrow’s dress-up theme for Spirit Week is to wear all red. II. Tomorrow morning near the end of ACHIEVE, we will all be going outside to the bus loading area to cheer on the MHS Homecoming Court as they drive by. Because of social distancing requirements, there will be assigned areas for each grade. Your teacher will give your further instructions tomorrow. III. Flu shot forms are due today. IV. Several of you are still taking your Chrome Books outside and using them. Keep your Chrome Book closed during lunch in order to protect it. One Chrome Book was left outside yesterday during lunch. Keep up with it. V. It has been reported that several students are not sitting in their assigned seats whenever a substitute teacher is in the classroom. You MUST sit in your assigned seats because that is what we use for contact tracing in the event we have a student or teacher who tests positive for Covid 19. VI. From Mr. McCormick: FFA meeting right after these announcements. Meet Mr. McCormick in the cafeteria to walk to the high school for the meeting. VII. It is more important than ever for you to follow all mask guidelines. Wearing your mask is the best protection from being sent home to quarantine because of being deemed a “close contact.” VIII. Lunchtime Weather: IX. Lunch Menu: * Fish Sticks with Mac & Cheese * Cheeseburger * Chicken Tenders * Taco Bar * PB&J Sandwich * Turkey or Ham Sandwich * Popcorn Chicken Salad
19 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Homecoming Ceremony Practice Thursday 10/8/20 !!!!
19 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Soccer during P.E. on Senioritis Day during Spirit Week at HHE !!!! Yes Please !!!!!
19 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
A representative from the University of Central Arkansas spoke to interested Seniors & JAG students today in the Mena High School Performing Arts Center!
19 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
2020 Mena High School Homecoming Plan As most of you know by now the scheduled football game against Dover on Friday, October 9th has been cancelled. The search for a replacement opponent is underway however it is not guaranteed that one will be found. Here is the current plan for Homecoming activities this Friday. If an opponent is found: 9:00am - Caravan followed by the presentation of the court at Bearcat Stadium 6:30pm – Coronation of the court at Bearcat Stadium 7:00pm – Kickoff If an opponent is not found 9:00am – Caravan 2:00pm – Coronation of the court at Bearcat Stadium. This event will be open to Mena High School students & guest of those in the ceremony. The Queen & her court will be recognized at the next home football game. We apologize for any inconvenience & appreciate your cooperation & understanding.
19 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Bearcat Seniors & Homecoming Court are zooming with classes at Holly Harshman & Louise Durham Elementary this week in celebration of Spirit Week. The high school students are reading books, answering questions, & visiting with the elementary students via zoom.
19 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to Abbi Koppein for best spirit day costume at Mena Middle School. The Bearcat Foundation will sponsor a prize for one winner from MHS and one winner from MMS every day this week
19 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The 7th & Jr. High games scheduled at Dover on Thursday 10/8 have been cancelled & rescheduled for Tuesday, November 3rd. GO BEARCATS!
20 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Cross Country competed at the PRT Invitational in Nashville today. The Jr. Boys finished third as a team. See complete results by clicking the link (photos by Ty Plunkett) http://live1.macdonaldtiming.com/?fbclid=IwAR0UfkC_psgc0yftOL3czh0Lc7Au2DF1bJsZ44by7JSjDcHjc-8o87KJ9qw
20 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to Caleb Guillory! Caleb is todays winner at Mena High School as Spirit Week continues. Today's theme is Cowboys vs. Aliens. The Bearcat Foundation will sponsor a prize for one winner from MHS and one winner from MMS every day this week
20 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Click the link for the meal order form for the week of October 12th-15th. PIck up is Friday from 1pm-2pm at Louise Durham & Mena High School. https://forms.gle/fZxSi3ZCx8ueXm4f9
20 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 Lunch Menu: Monday - 10/5 Salisbury steak, meatball sub, double cheeseburger, waffle bar Tuesday - 10/6 Baked chicken, rib patty sandwich, spicy chicken sandwich, taco bar Wednesday - 10/7 Baked potato, hamburger, hot dog, wing bar Thursday - Friday - Clubs & Activities: Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Quiz Bowl Practice in room 211 during enrichment Thursday - Quiz Bowl Practice in room 211 during enrichment FCCLA meeting is cancelled Friday - Sports: Monday - Junior High Football home versus De Queen; Volleyball will host Fountain Lake. The theme for the game is Black Out. Also, the first 24 students to show up to attend the volleyball game will receive a free piece of pizza. Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - JH Football @ Dover Friday - This week is Spirit Week to help celebrate Homecoming Week. The themes for dressing up is: Monday - Disney Day Tuesday - Mathlete vs Athlete Wednesday - Cowboys vs Aliens Thursday - Senioritis Friday - Red Out Students, remember that you must have your masks on and pulled up over your nose in common areas like the cafeteria and the in hallways between classes. StuCrew and BFI are sponsoring a Spirit Door Competition! Each Enrichment class is decorating their classroom door for Homecoming Week. Surprise judges will be brought in to judge them and the winner will be announced this Friday! FCCLA dues are $15 and need to be paid by this tomorrow, October 8. Bring your dues to Mrs. Hobson or Mrs. Wilson. The FCCLA meeting that was scheduled for this Thursday has been cancelled, though. Anyone interested in joining Sci-Fi Club this school year, there will be no dues this year, just sign up with Ms. Hooker to join! Even Blended students will have access to the Google Classroom. If you did not turn in your flu shot form last Friday, Please bring your flu shot forms to Nurse Bobbi as soon as possible. The Flu Shot Clinic is scheduled for next Thursday, October 15. The Fall Blood Drive will be next Tuesday October 13th. Please see Nurse Bobbi about donating blood if you are interested. Thursday, October 8 - UCA College representative will be presenting periods 1-4 in the PAC during JAG classes. (including Enrichment). If you are an interested senior, not in JAG, come during Enrichment or make arrangements with Ms. Purvis to come during another period.
20 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Wednesday, October 7 th   I. Tomorrow’s dress-up theme for Spirit Week is “Senioritis,” – dress up like an elderly person. II. Flu shot forms are due this Friday. III. It is more important than ever for you to follow all mask guidelines. Wearing your mask is the best protection from being sent home to quarantine because of being a close contact. IV. Lunchtime Weather: V. Lunch Menu: * Baked Potato * Hamburger * Hot Dog * Wing Bar * PB&J Sandwich * Turkey or Ham Sandwich * Turkey Chef Salad
20 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Ladycats improved to 11-1 with a 3-0 win over Camden Fairview on Tuesday. The Sr. JV won 2-0. The Jr. JV won 2-0 & the Jr. Ladycats won 2-0. The Mena Sr. Girls will host Magnolia on Thursday at the UBC & the Jr. Girls will play at Bauxite on 10/12... GO LADYCATS!!!
20 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Dover Pirates have cancelled Friday's game with the Bearcats due to COVID. We are in search of another possible opponent and there will be an administrative meeting tomorrow morning to determine a plan for homecoming. We will provide updates as they become available.
20 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to Avery Singleton and Meadow! First in their class today at the Arkansas Youth Expo. https://www.facebook.com/aryouthexpo
20 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to Lexi Williams for best spirit day costume at Mena High School on Monday. The Bearcat Foundation will sponsor a prize for one winner from MHS and one winner from MMS every day this week
20 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to Chelsea Holtzclaw for best spirit day costume at Mena Middle School. The Bearcat Foundation will sponsor a prize for one winner from MHS and one winner from MMS every day this week
20 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 Lunch Menu: Monday - 10/5 Salisbury steak, meatball sub, double cheeseburger, waffle bar Tuesday - 10/6 Baked chicken, rib patty sandwich, spicy chicken sandwich, taco bar Wednesday - 10/7 Baked potato, hamburger, hot dog, wing bar Thursday - Friday - Clubs & Activities: Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Quiz Bowl Practice in room 211 during enrichment Thursday - Quiz Bowl Practice in room 211 during enrichment FCCLA meeting is cancelled Friday - Sports: Monday - Junior High Football home versus De Queen; Volleyball will host Fountain Lake. The theme for the game is Black Out. Also, the first 24 students to show up to attend the volleyball game will receive a free piece of pizza. Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - JH Football @ Dover Friday - SH Football Homecoming vs Dover Here This week is Spirit Week to help celebrate Homecoming Week. The themes for dressing up is: Monday - Disney Day Tuesday - Mathlete vs Athlete Wednesday - Cowboys vs Aliens Thursday - Senioritis Friday - Red Out Students, remember that you must have your masks on and pulled up over your nose in common areas like the cafeteria and the in hallways between classes. StuCrew and BFI are sponsoring a Spirit Door Competition! Each Enrichment class will decorate their door for Homecoming Week. Surprise judges will be brought in to judge them and the winner will be announced this Friday! FCCLA dues are $15 and need to be paid by this Thursday, October 8. Bring your dues to Mrs. Hobson or Mrs. Wilson. The FCCLA meeting that was scheduled for this Thursday has been cancelled, though. Anyone interested in joining Sci-Fi Club this school year, there will be no dues this year, just sign up with Ms. Hooker to join! Even Blended students will have access to the Google Classroom. Please bring your flu shot forms to Nurse Bobbi. The Fall Blood Drive will be next Tuesday October 13th. Please see Nurse Bobbi about donating blood if you are interested.
21 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Tuesday, October 6 th   I. Reminder: 7 th grade Quiz Bowl students will meet in the Cafeteria right after these announcements. II. Tomorrow’s dress-up theme for Spirit Week is “Cowboys vs Aliens.” III. Flu shot forms are due this Friday. IV. You have a four-day weekend coming up soon. There will be no school on Friday, October 16 th or Monday, October 19 th . More information will be given later about the 19 th , which will be a “virtual day” while teachers are in training. V. Several of you are apparently playing a type of game that involves slapping, hitting, or kicking someone else. This “game” ends now. Anyone that is hitting, slapping, or kicking another student will be facing either In-School Suspension or Out of School Suspension. VI. You all did much better with your trash yesterday. Keep up the good work. VII. Reminder: Once you are finished eating, you must put your mask back on unless you are 6 feet or more away from the nearest person. VIII. Reminder: If you go home with a fever, you are not allowed to return to school until you’ve been fever free – without the aid of medication – for at least 24 hours. IX. Report card time is approaching…the first grading quarter ends 2 weeks from today. Be sure you are getting all of your assignments turned in on time. X. Lunchtime Weather: XI. Lunch Menu: * Baked Chicken * Chicken Tenders * Spicy Chicken Sandwich * Taco Bar * PB&J Sandwich * Turkey or Ham Sandwich * Cobb Salad
21 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Homecoming will be Friday night, October 9th at 6:30pm in Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium. Senior Maids Marissa Ortiz & Allie Martin are a part of this years homecoming court.
21 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Sr. Ladycats lost for the first time this season Monday at the UBC. Fountain Lake beat Mena 3-1. The Mena Jr. High defeated Fountain Lake 2-1. Mena volleyball will travel to Camden Fairview on Tuesday!
21 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Jr. Bearcats lost to DeQueen Monday night 0-14. The 7th grade Bearcats beat DeQueen 32-0. Mena will play at Dover on Thursday! https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics...
21 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Senior High Basketball Schedule is out & the first game will be played on November 12th @ Lake Hamilton.... Click the link to view on the website. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics...
22 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Homecoming will be Friday night, October 9th at 6:30pm in Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium. Junior Maids Cassidy Ashcraft and Sarah Grenier are a part of this years homecoming court.
22 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Click the link for the meal order form for the week of October 12th-15th. https://forms.gle/fZxSi3ZCx8ueXm4f9
22 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Monday, October 5, 2020 Lunch Menu: Monday - 10/5 Salisbury steak, meatball sub, double cheeseburger, waffle bar Tuesday - 10/6 Baked chicken, rib patty sandwich, spicy chicken sandwich, taco bar Wednesday - 10/7 Baked potato, hamburger, hot dog, wing bar Thursday - Friday - Clubs & Activities: Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Quiz Bowl Practice in room 211 during enrichment Thursday - Quiz Bowl Practice in room 211 during enrichment Friday - Sports: Monday - Junior High Football home versus De Queen; Volleyball will host Fountain Lake. The theme for the game is Black Out. Also, the first 24 students to show up to attend the volleyball game will receive a free piece of pizza. Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - JH Football @ Dover Friday - SH Football Homecoming vs Dover Here This week is Spirit Week to help celebrate Homecoming Week. The themes for dressing up is: Monday - Today is Disney Day Tuesday - Mathlete vs Athlete Wednesday - Cowboys vs Aliens Thursday - Senioritis Friday - Red Out Students, remember that you must have your masks on and pulled up over your nose in common areas like the cafeteria. StuCrew and BFI are sponsoring a Spirit Door Competition! Each Enrichment class will decorate their door for Homecoming Week. Surprise judges will be brought in to judge them and the winner will be announced this Friday! FCCLA dues are $15 and need to be paid by this Thursday, October 8. Bring your dues to Mrs. Hobson or Mrs. Wilson. Anyone interested in joining Sci-Fi Club this school year, there will be no dues this year, just sign up with Ms. Hooker to join! Even Blended students will have access to the Google Classroom. Please bring your flu shot forms to Nurse Bobbi. The Fall Blood Drive will be next Tuesday October 13th. Please see Nurse Bobbi about donating blood if you are interested.
22 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Monday, October 5 th   I. Tomorrow’s dress-up theme for Spirit Week is “Mathalete vs Athlete: You can dress up like a nerd or your favorite athlete. The dress-up themes for the remainder of the week are posted on the Library windows. II. Flu shot forms are due this Friday. . III. Reminder: 6 th grade Quiz Bowl students will meet in the Conference Room right after these announcements. 7 th / 8 th grade Quiz Bowl will meet tomorrow in the Cafeteria IV. Remember to throw you breakfast and lunch trash away. Don’t be the person who causes everyone to lose the privilege of being able to eat outside. V. There are starting to be a few Covid cases in the area, along with the flu, though no major impact at MMS as of now. Continue to wear your masks and use social distancing. This will continue to be strictly enforced. VI. Lunchtime Weather: VII. Lunch Menu: * Salisbury Steak * Meatball Sub * Double Cheeseburger * Waffle Bar * PB&J Sandwich * Turkey or Ham Sandwich * Chef Salad VIII. Club / Group Meetings: At this time, the 6 th grade Quiz Bowl team is dismissed to the Conference Room located next to Mrs. Rose’s office.
22 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
A big game tonight at the UBC when the Ladycats play Fountain Lake. Games begin at 5:00pm. The Jr, Bearcats will begin at 5:30pm at Bearcat Stadium when they play DeQueen. These are game that were postponed from earlier in the season... GO BEARCATS!
22 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Bearcats Defeated Pottsville 34-13 Friday night. Mena will host Dover on Friday 10/9 at Bearcat Stadium. Homecoming activities will begin at 6:30pm with Kickoff at 7:00pm. GO BEARCATS!
24 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Today is National School Custodian Day & at the Mena Public Schools we have the best. Thanks for all your hard work. Rodney Dominguez Mitch Milne Leo Barge Brent Tibbs Keri Duer Cheryl Goodner Diane Barber Maddie Fletcher
25 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Bearcats play at Pottsville tonight. Kickoff is at 7:00pm.
25 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Coaches select CALEB PETERS FARM BUREAU PLAYER OF THE GAME Week #5 Caleb had 4 receptions for 111 yards, 1 touchdown, 9 tackles, and an interception against the Waldron Bulldogs last week. He is the son of Brandon and Mary Peters. Caleb is a Junior for the Bearcats and also plays basketball and baseball. He plans to pursue a degree in Coaching or Business upon graduation. Way to go Caleb! #GoBearcats beat Pottsville!
25 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Friday, October 2 nd I. From our Tech Department to All Students: It is important that you place your chromebooks in the covers that have been provided. An ID will be provided to place in the clear pouch on the front of the cover. Do not to remove the ID card. Do not alter the cases in any way, such as writing on them, stickers, etc. Use the pocket on the front of the cover to store the charging adapters. It is not necessary to remove the chromebook from the covers. II. Update: The deadline for the flu shot forms has been extended to next Friday, October 9 th . III. From Mrs. Sikes: Today is the deadline for 7 th & 8 th grade students to join FBLA. IV. From Mrs. Rose: If you signed up for the Bearcats Against Destructive Decisions (BADD) club, will have your first meeting right after these announcements. V. The 6 th grade Quiz Bowl team will meet on Monday during ACHIEVE. Due to other meetings in the Conference Room, the meeting will take place in the Cafeteria. 7 th & 8 th grade Quiz Bowl team will meet on Tuesday. VI. Yesterday a few of you wanted to hang around the school waiting for the 7:00 pm football game. For liability and safety reasons, you are not allowed to hang around any campus. You must either go home or make arrangements with a parent for you to go somewhere else until it is time for the game. VII. Keep your trash picked up outside. VIII. Monday’s Homecoming Spirit Week theme is “Disney.” You may dress as your favorite Disney character. See the fliers on the Library windows to find out what the themes are for the remainder of Spirit Week. IX. Lunchtime Weather: X. Lunch Menu: * Crispito * Backyard Burger * Mini Corndogs * Pizza * PB&J Sandwich * Turkey or Ham Sandwich * Pizza Salad
25 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Friday, October 2, 2020 Lunch Menu: Monday - 10/5 Salisbury steak, meatball sub, double cheeseburger, waffle bar Tuesday - 10/6 Baked chicken, rib patty sandwich, spicy chicken sandwich, taco bar Wednesday - 10/7 Baked potato, hamburger, hot dog, wing bar Thursday -10/1 Chicken Nuggets, Hamburger, Hot Dog, Wing Bar, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich, Turkey Salad, and Turkey Croissant Sandwich Friday - 10/2 Crispito with cheese, backyard burger, chicken tenders, pizza Clubs & Activities: Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Quiz Bowl Practice in room 211 during enrichment Thursday - Quiz Bowl Practice in room 211 during enrichment Friday - FBLA meeting in Rm 202 during Enrichment Sports: Monday - Tuesday - Jr. JV Jr. Volleyball and Sr. Volleyball vs. Bauxite; Cross Country will host a meet at the Lion’s Club course Wednesday - Thursday - JH Football vs Pottsville here at Bearcat Stadium; Volleyball will host Malvern here at the Union Bank Center starting at 4:00 p.m. Friday - SH Football @ Pottsville No outside food or drink is allowed in the school building. Next week is Spirit Week! Be planning your Spirit Week Outfits. Monday - Disney Day Tuesday - Mathlete vs Athlete Wednesday - Cowboys vs Aliens Thursday - Senioritis Friday - Red Out Students, remember that you must have your masks on and pulled up over your nose in common areas like the cafeteria. StuCrew and BFI are sponsoring a Spirit Door Competition! Each Enrichment class will decorate their door for Homecoming Week. Surprise judges will be brought in to judge them and the winner will be announced next Friday! There is an FBLA meeting in Rm 202 beginning right now during Enrichment. They will be discussing the Rada Cutlery fundraiser, fall conference and upcoming competitive events. If you are part of FBLA, you won’t want to miss it! The deadline to register for the FBLA Fall Conference is today, Oct 2nd. Cost is $15 to attend and receive an FBLA t-shirt FCCLA dues are $15 and need to be paid by next Thursday, October 8. Bring your dues to Mrs. Hobson or Mrs. Wilson. Be sure to order your Mena High School yearbook by the end of the day today to take advantage of the lowest price of $50. If you personalize your yearbook before October 2 with your name on it for an additional $6, you will receive four free icons for the cover. See Mr. Philpot in room 205 to order with cash or check. You may also order online with a debit or credit card at www.jostensyearbooks.com Anyone interested in joining Sci-Fi Club this school year, there will be no dues this year, just sign up with Ms. Hooker to join! Even Blended students will have access to the Google Classroom. The Fall Blood Drive will be Tuesday October 13th. Please see Nurse Bobbi about donating blood. The free Flu Shot Clinic will be on Thursday, October 15, here at Mena High School. Forms have been distributed, and they are due back by today, October 2, for those who would like to receive a flu shot. If you still need a form, see Nurse Bobbi. Seniors, today is the deadline to take advantage of the Early Bird Special on full page senior ads in the 2021 yearbook. As long as you or your parents purchase the ad by tomorrow, it will lock in the lowest price before it increases on Saturday. See Mr. Philpot in room 205 for more information, to purchase your ad, or to discuss a payment plan. Congratulations to Morgan Puckett who was selected as Mena High School DAR Good Citizen!
25 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to Morgan Puckett for being selected for DAR Good Citizen. Morgan definitely displays the qualities of dependability, truthfulness, loyalty, punctuality, service, leadership, and patriotism. We are happy to have Morgan represent MHS.
25 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Jr. High Bearcats lost to Pottsville 12-38 on Thursday at Bearcat Stadium. The team will host DeQueen on Monday.
25 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Volleyball hosted Malvern at the UBC Thursday. 7th Mena won 2-0 Jr. Varsity Mena won 2-0 Sr. JV: Mena won 2-1 Sr. Varsity Mena won 3-0
25 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena 7th Grade Bearcats defeated Pottsville 16-8 Thursday at Bearcat Stadium. The team is back in action Monday when they host DeQueen. GO BEARCATS!
25 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Thursday, October 1, 2020 Lunch Menu: Monday - 10/5 Salisbury steak, meatball sub, double cheeseburger, waffle bar Tuesday - 10/6 Baked chicken, rib patty sandwich, spicy chicken sandwich, taco bar Wednesday - 10/7 Baked potato, hamburger, hot dog, wing bar Thursday -10/1 Chicken Nuggets, Hamburger, Hot Dog, Wing Bar, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich, Turkey Salad, and Turkey Croissant Sandwich Friday - 10/2 Crispito with cheese, backyard burger, chicken tenders, pizza Clubs & Activities: Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Quiz Bowl Practice in room 211 during enrichment Thursday - Quiz Bowl Practice in room 211 during enrichment Friday - FBLA meeting in Rm 202 during Enrichment Sports: Monday - Tuesday - Jr. JV Jr. Volleyball and Sr. Volleyball vs. Bauxite; Cross Country will host a meet at the Lion’s Club course Wednesday - Thursday - JH Football vs Pottsville here at Bearcat Stadium; Volleyball will host Malvern here at the Union Bank Center starting at 4:00 p.m. Friday - SH Football @ Pottsville No outside food or drink is allowed in the school building. Next week is Spirit Week! Be planning your Spirit Week Outfits. Monday - Disney Day Tuesday - Mathlete vs Athlete Wednesday - Cowboys vs Aliens Thursday - Senioritis Friday - Red Out Students, remember that you must have your masks on and pulled up over your nose in common areas like the cafeteria. StuCrew and BFI are sponsoring a Spirit Door Competition! Each Enrichment class will decorate their door for Homecoming Week. Surprise judges will be brought in to judge them and the winner will be announced next Friday! There will be an FBLA meeting in Rm 202 Friday. We will be discussing the Rada Cutlery fundraiser, fall conference and upcoming competitive events. You won’t want to miss it!! The deadline to register for the FBLA Fall Conference is tomorrow, Oct 2nd. Cost is $15 to attend and receive an FBLA t-shirt FCCLA dues are $15 and need to be paid by next Thursday, October 8. Bring your dues to Mrs. Hobson or Mrs. Wilson. Be sure to order your Mena High School yearbook by tomorrow, October 2 to take advantage of the lowest price of $50. If you personalize your yearbook before October 2 with your name on it for an additional $6, you will receive four free icons for the cover. See Mr. Philpot in room 205 to order with cash or check. You may also order online with a debit or credit card at www.jostensyearbooks.com Anyone interested in joining Sci-Fi Club this school year, there will be no dues this year, just sign up with Ms. Hooker to join! Even Blended students will have access to the Google Classroom. The Fall Blood Drive will be Tuesday October 13th. Please see Nurse Bobbi about donating blood. The free Flu Shot Clinic will be on Thursday, October 15, here at Mena High School. Forms have been distributed, and they are due back by tomorrow, October 2 for those who would like to receive a flu shot. If you still need a form, see Nurse Bobbi. Today, Arkansas Air National Guard will be in the band room during enrichment for any senior and 1-4 periods in JAG classes. Seniors, tomorrow is the deadline to take advantage of the Early Bird Special on full page senior ads in the 2021 yearbook. As long as you or your parents purchase the ad by tomorrow, it will lock in the lowest price before it increases on Saturday. See Mr. Philpot in room 205 for more information, to purchase your ad, or to discuss a payment plan.
26 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
3 Questions With... MHS Senior Shylee Head by Annie Baker 1. Question: If you could have a steak dinner with anyone in the world who would it be and why? Answer: “Devon Bostick because that’s the guy who plays Rodrick from Diary of a Wimpy Kid. He’s my favorite celebrity and who wouldn’t want to have a steak dinner with their favorite celebrity?” 2. Question: If you could have any superpower what would it be and why? Answer: “Shapeshifting, because I could turn into anything I want.” 3. Question: What’s your favorite part about school so far this year? Answer: “Just being able to see my friends and having everyone in one place again.”
26 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Thursday, October 1 st   I. A big welcome to Mrs. Lauren Frost who joins the MMS family today as the new Family CSI teacher! II. From Mrs. Sikes: Tomorrow is the deadline for 7 th & 8 th grade students to join FBLA. III. From Mrs. Rose: If you signed up for the Bearcats Against Destructive Decisions (BADD) club, will have your first meeting tomorrow during ACHIEVE. The meeting will take place outside at the benches. IV. Reminders:  Flu shot forms are due today.  Immunizations, or proof that an appointment for immunizations has been made, are due today.  Starting next week, 6 th grade Quiz Bowl will meet every Monday during ACHIEVE and 7 th / 8 th grade will meet every Tuesday. V. The outside trash is piling up. Styrofoam cartons, chip bags, etc, are littering the outside area. Every person that leaves trash laying around is a vote to prohibit food and drink from being allowed outside. VI. Next week is Homecoming week at Mena High School. Since there will not be a Homecoming Pep Rally this year, MMS will be participating in the dress up days that will be a part of next week’s Homecoming Spirit Week. You will see fliers on the Library windows describing what the dress up theme will be for each day. Monday – “Disney”: Dress as your favorite Disney character Tuesday – “Mathathlete vs Athlete”: Dress like a nerd or your favorite athlete Wednesday – “Cowboys vs Aliens”: Dress like a cowboy / cowgirl or alien Thursday – “Senioritis”: Dress like an elderly person Friday – “Red Out”: Wear as much red as possible VII. Lunchtime Weather: VIII. Lunch Menu: * Chicken Nuggets * Chicken Tenders * Spicy Chicken Sandwich * Taco Bar * PB&J Sandwich * Turkey or Ham Sandwich * Popcorn Chicken Salad
26 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
New chromebook cases have arrived. In the photo a Mena MIddle School student unpacks & prepares the covers to be installed..
27 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Lunch in the sunshine at Mena Middle School !!!
27 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Bearcats Snag Yarnell's Sweetest Play!!!! GO BEARCATS!!! https://twitter.com/5NEWSTyler/status/1311094852357165062?s=20
27 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Football begins at 5:30pm & Volleyball at 4:00pm! GO BEARCATS!!!
27 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The University of Arkansas is on the MHS campus today meeting with interested seniors & JAG students. You will find college reps on campus year round answering questions & preparing our students for life after high school.
27 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 Lunch Menu: Monday - Chicken Fried Steak, Waffle Bar, Bacon Cheeseburger, Chicken Sandwich Tuesday - BBQ Chicken, Cheeseburger, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Taco Bar, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich, Cobb Salad, and Turkey Croissant Sandwich Wednesday - Chicken Nuggets, Hamburger, Hot Dog, Wing Bar, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich, Turkey Salad, and Turkey Croissant Sandwich Thursday - Friday - Clubs & Activities: Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Quiz Bowl Practice in room 211 during enrichment Thursday - Quiz Bowl Practice in room 211 during enrichment Friday - FBLA meeting in Rm 202 during Enrichment Sports: Monday - Tuesday - Jr. JV Jr. Volleyball and Sr. Volleyball vs. Bauxite; Cross Country will host a meet at the Lion’s Club course Wednesday - Thursday - JH Football vs Pottsville Here Friday - SH Football @ Pottsville No outside food or drink is allowed in the school building. Next week is Spirit Week! Be planning your Spirit Week Outfits. Monday - Disney Day Tuesday - Mathlete vs Athlete Wednesday - Cowboys vs Aliens Thursday - Senioritis Friday - Red Out StuCrew and BFI are sponsoring a Spirit Door Competition! Each Enrichment class will decorate their door for Homecoming Week. Surprise judges will be brought in to judge them and the winner will be announced next Friday! The FBLA Fall Conference date has been changed so registration is open again if you would like to attend. The new deadline is Oct 2nd! Cost is $15 to attend and receive an FBLA t-shirt FCCLA dues are $15 and need to be paid by October 8. Bring your dues to Mrs. Hobson or Mrs. Wilson. Be sure to order your Mena High School yearbook before this Friday, October 2 to take advantage of the lowest price of $50. If you personalize your yearbook before October 2 with your name on it for an additional $6, you will receive four free icons for the cover. See Mr. Philpot in room 205 to order with cash or check. You may also order online with a debit or credit card at www.jostensyearbooks.com Anyone interested in joining Sci-Fi Club this school year, there will be no dues this year, just sign up with Ms. Hooker to join! Even Blended students will have access to the Google Classroom. The Fall Blood Drive will be Tuesday October 13th. Please see Nurse Bobbi about donating blood. The free Flu Shot Clinic will be on Thursday, October 15, here at Mena High School. Forms have been distributed, and they are due back by this Friday, October 2 for those who would like to receive a flu shot. If you still need a form, see Nurse Bobbi. Wednesday, September 30 - University of Arkansas college representative will be in the PAC during Enrichment for any senior and 1-4 periods in JAG classes. Thursday, October - Arkansas Air National Guard will be in the band room during enrichment for any senior and 1-4 periods in JAG classes. TECH college representative will be rescheduled for a later time.
27 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The University of Arkansas Fort Smith spoke to JAG students & interested Seniors at Mena High School on Monday. University reps are on campus throughout the school year helping students plan for the future.
27 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Virtual, blended, or non-enrolled students have to sign up for meals every week. Meals may be picked up at Louise Durham Elementary or Mena High School on Fridays between 1 and 2pm. The form will need to be filled out by 2 pm Thursday for meal pick up on Friday. Follow the link to fill out the form for October 5th-9th. https://forms.gle/98bmtEwb1ijmCDmD8
27 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats flew past Bauxite Tuesday at the Union Bank Center. Sr. Ladycats-3 Bauxite-0 Jr. Ladycats-2 Bauxite-1 7th, Jr. & Sr's will host Malvern on Thursday. GO LADYCATS!!! https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter=19738
27 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Emily Wagner was unable to attend on Sr. Night a few weeks ago but was recognized tonight prior to the Mena/Bauxite game at the Union Bank Center. GO EMILY!!! GO LADYCATS!!!
27 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations Claire Walston! Farm Credit of Western Arkansas 2020 Photo Contest Youth Division 2nd Place – Claire Walston from Hatfield, AR (age 14) "Stock show and FFA is the way to go!”
27 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Attention MMS Parents! Picture Day was today & you can still place your order.
28 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Download the Mena Public Schools App !!!
28 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 Lunch Menu: Monday - Chicken Fried Steak, Waffle Bar, Bacon Cheeseburger, Chicken Sandwich Tuesday - BBQ Chicken, Cheeseburger, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Taco Bar, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich, Pizza Salad, and Turkey Croissant Sandwich Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Clubs & Activities: monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Quiz Bowl Practice in room 211 during enrichment Thursday - Quiz Bowl Practice in room 211 during enrichment Friday - FBLA meeting in Rm 202 during Enrichment Sports: Monday - Tuesday - Jr. JV Jr. Volleyball and Sr. Volleyball vs. Bauxite; Cross Country will host a meet at the Lion’s Club course Wednesday - Thursday - JH Football vs Pottsville Here Friday - SH Football @ Pottsville No outside food or drink is allowed in the school building. Next week is Spirit Week! Be planning your Spirit Week Outfits. Monday - Disney Day Tuesday - Mathlete vs Athlete Wednesday - Cowboys vs Aliens Thursday - Senioritis Friday - Red Out StuCrew and BFI are sponsoring a Spirit Door Competition! Each Enrichment class will decorate their door for Homecoming Week. Surprise judges will be brought in to judge them and the winner will be announced next Friday! The FBLA Fall Conference date has been changed so registration is open again if you would like to attend. The new deadline is Oct 2nd! Cost is $15 to attend and receive an FBLA t-shirt FCCLA dues are $15 and need to be paid by October 8. Bring your dues to Mrs. Hobson or Mrs. Wilson. Be sure to order your Mena High School yearbook before this Friday, October 2 to take advantage of the lowest price of $50. If you personalize your yearbook before October 2 with your name on it for an additional $6, you will receive four free icons for the cover. See Mr. Philpot in room 205 to order with cash or check. You may also order online with a debit or credit card at www.jostensyearbooks.com For anyone in grades 9, 10, and 11, as well as faculty that did not get their school day picture taken yesterday with Lifetouch, there will be an opportunity this afternoon to get your photo taken for the yearbook still. Please listen to paged out to the middle school safe room when it’s time for the high school make-up pictures. Anyone interested in joining Sci-Fi Club this school year, there will be no dues this year, just sign up with Ms. Hooker to join! Even Blended students will have access to the Google Classroom. The free Flu Shot Clinic will be on Thursday, October 15, here at Mena High School. Forms have been distributed, and they are due back by this Friday, October 2 for those who would like to receive a flu shot. If you still need a form, see Nurse Bobbi Baker. Wednesday, September 30 - University of Arkansas college representative will be in the PAC during enrichment for any senior and 1-4 periods in JAG classes. Thursday, October - Arkansas Air National Guard will be in the band room during enrichment for any senior and 1-4 periods in JAG classes. TECH college representative will be rescheduled for a later time.
28 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Be sure to order your Mena High School yearbook before this Friday, October 2 to take advantage of the lowest price of $50. If you personalize your yearbook before October 2 with your name on it for an additional $6, you will receive four free icons for the cover. See Mr. Philpot in room 205 to order with cash or check. You may also order online with a debit or credit card at www.jostensyearbooks.com
28 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MHS Flu Shot Clinic is coming up!!
28 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Tuesday, September 29 th   I. School pictures are happening now. We started with 6 th grade and will follow with 7 th , then 8 th . You will be told when it’s time for you to go. Remember, you do not have to purchase pictures but everyone needs to have their photo taken for the yearbook and to have a current photo on file. Do not take your backpacks with you. If you are ordering pictures today, be sure to take your order form with you. II. From Mrs. Sims: Starting next week, the 6 th grade Quiz Bowl team will have practice every Monday and 7 th & 8 th grade Quiz Bowl teams will practice every Tuesday. Practices will take place during ACHIEVE, in the Conference Room next to Mrs. Rose’s office. On those days, report to your ACHIEVE teacher first. Once announcements have been read, you will be dismissed for practice. III. Reminders:  Flu shot forms are due this Thursday.  Immunizations are due this Thursday, or you must have an appointment made by this Thursday.  After school tutoring is available. Check the fliers on the Library windows for more info. IV. Lunchtime Weather: V. Lunch Menu: * BBQ Chicken * Cheeseburger * Spicy Chicken Sandwich * Taco Bar * PB&J Sandwich * Turkey Croissant Sandwich * Cobb Salad
28 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Lakeside took two at the UBC Monday. Jr JV / Lakeside-2 Mena-0 Jr Varsity / Lakeside-2 Mena-1 The Jr. & Sr. teams will host Bauxite on Tuesday. Games begin at 4:30pm. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter=20083
28 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Vote for Montgomery to Hooper !!!!! https://www.5newsonline.com/.../527-d18893f6-696a-4e61...
28 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Tuesday will be picture day at MMS. Pictures will be taken in the middle school safe room.
29 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulation to Austin Rose and Jarrett Burger who won the Arkansas Youth Federation Team Trail Bass Tournament on Lake Hamilton this weekend... They also captured the Big Bass award... Go Basscats!
29 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gavin Hooper grabbed a touchdown pass from Max Montgomery as time expired & lifted Mena to a 28-21 win at Waldron. The Bearcats improve to 2-3 / 1-0. Mena will play at Pottsville on 10/2. GO BEARCATS!!! https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter=19617
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Students in Mrs. White's 3rd grade classroom became Engineers in Science today.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
LDE & HHE teachers took advantage of a visit by staff from the DeQueen Mena Educational Service Cooperative to boost their technology game today. Improving skills is a continuous goal for Mena teachers.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats are ranked #1 in 4A Arkansas Volleyball by Max Preps. https://www.maxpreps.com/.../mena.../volleyball/home.htm
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mrs. Tiffany Luttmer's students are participating in a Balloon Car Stem Lab, investigating Newton's 3rd Law of motion.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Friday, September 25, 2020 Lunch Menu: Monday - Pork Carnitas, Cheeseburger, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Taco Bar, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich, Cobb Salad, and Turkey Croissant Sandwich Tuesday - Hang Time Basket, Steak Sandwich, Hamburger, Waffle Bar, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich, Chef Salad, and Turkey Croissant Sandwich Wednesday - Mini Corn Dogs with Mac & Cheese, Meatball Sub, Hot Dog, Wing Bar, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich, Turkey Salad, and Turkey Croissant Sandwich Thursday - BBQ Grilled Chicken, Chicken Tenders, Cheeseburger, Taco Bar, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich, Popcorn Chicken Salad, and Turkey Croissant Sandwich Friday - Walking Tacos, Corn Dog, Chicken Sandwich, Pizza, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich, Pizza Salad, and Turkey Croissant Sandwich Clubs & Activities: Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Sci-Fi Club in the PAC during Enrichment, Quiz Bowl will be in the Cafeteria during enrichment. Thursday - Quiz Bowl will be in the cafeteria during enrichment. Friday - Sports: Monday - Tuesday - Volleyball will play at home vs Booneville this afternoon Wednesday - Thursday - The Golf team is playing at the district match today; Senior High Volleyball is playing at Fountain Lake today; JH Football vs Waldron at home Friday - Senior High Football @ Waldron An FBLA membership form was sent to your email on Thursday, Sept 3rd. If you are interested in joining, please complete the form that was sent via email and bring your $15 to Mrs. Torix. The FBLA Fall Conference date has been changed so registration is open again if you would like to attend. The new deadline is Oct 2nd! Cost is $15 to attend and receive an FBLA t-shirt FCCLA dues are $15 and need to be paid by October 8. Bring your dues to Mrs. Hobson or Mrs. Wilson. Be sure to order your Mena High School yearbook before next Friday, October 2 to take advantage of the lowest price of $50. If you personalize your yearbook before October 2 with your name on it for an additional $6, you will receive four free icons for the cover. See Mr. Philpot in room 205 to order with cash or check. You may also order online with a debit or credit card at www.jostensyearbooks.com School day pictures with Lifetouch will be on Monday, September 28, for grades 9, 10, and 11, as well as faculty. This will be the only school picture day Lifetouch plans to offer to Mena High School this year, so we need everyone to be at school that day to get their photo taken for the yearbook. Anyone interested in joining Sci-Fi Club this year, there will be no dues this year, just sign up with Ms. Hooker to join! Even Blended students will have access to the Google Classroom. Our next meeting is tomorrow, Wednesday, in the PAC during Enrichment. All Juniors and Seniors who need help signing up for the October ACT need to go to the cafeteria during enrichment today . TECH college recruiter will be here today during the JAG classes and during Enrichment for any senior not in JAG in the PAC. Cancelled because recruiter is sick The free Flu Shot Clinic will be on Thursday, October 15, here at Mena High School. Forms have been distributed, and they are due back by next Friday, October 2 for those who would like to receive a flu shot. If you still need a form, see Nurse Bobbi Baker.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Friday, September 25 th   I. We will be conducting a Tornado Drill today near the end of 3 rd period. Today’s drill will be for 6 th grade only. The alarm for a tornado is 3 short bells, repeated 3 times. When you hear this alarm, 6 th grade students and staff will evacuate to the MMS Safe Room. Be sure and look at the Tornado Evacuation Route Map posted in your 3 rd period classroom. II. Students, if you have to go home with a fever, you are not allowed to return to school until you have been fever – free for at least 24 hours. III. Reminders:  School pictures are next Tuesday  Required immunizations must be completed by next Thursday, October 1 st .   Flu shot forms are available on a table outside of the front office. IV. Students, if you are not feeling well, please let your teacher know so that the nurse can be contacted. Several of you have used your phones during class to text a parent, asking them to check you out. Do not risk losing your phone privileges by doing this. You must be seen by the nurse before a call home is made. V. From Mrs. Sikes: Any 7th or 8th grade student interested in joining FBLA needs to go to her room after these announcements. VI. Lunchtime Weather: VII. Lunch Menu: * Grilled Chicken * Corn Dog * Chicken Sandwich * Pizza * PB&J Sandwich * Turkey Croissant Sandwich * Pizza Salad
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Virtual, blended, or non-enrolled students have to sign up for meals every week. Meals may be picked up at Louise Durham Elementary or Mena High School on Fridays between 1 and 2pm. The form will need to be filled out by 2 pm Thursday for meal pick up on Friday. Follow the link to fill out the form for October 5th-9th. https://forms.gle/98bmtEwb1ijmCDmD8
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Blended & virtual student meals for September 28th-October 2nd may be picked up today at Louise Durham Elementary or Mena High School between 1 and 2 pm.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Bearcats play at Waldron Friday night. Kickoff is at 7pm. Remember that tickets will be sold first come first serve at the gate. Only 128 visiting fans will be seated in the stands. If you are not lucky enough to get one of those seats you can stand or bring a lawn chair
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Jr. Bearcats lost to Waldron by a score of 0-42 at Bearcat Stadium Thursday. Mena will host Pottsville on October 1st. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter=20082
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats played at Fountain Lake on Thursday. Jr. High / Mena-1 Fountain Lake-2 Sr. High /Mena-3 Fountain Lake-2 The Jr. Ladycats will host Lakeside on Monday & the Sr. Ladycats will host Bauxite on Tuesday. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics...
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena 7th Grade Bearcats defeated Waldron 38-0 at Bearcat Stadium Thursday. The team will be back in action October 1st when the play Pottsville. GO BEARCATS!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Representatives from the Dequeen Mena Educational Service Cooperative are working with teachers at MMS & MHS today on technology related questions. They will be on campus at HHE & LDE on Friday. Mena teachers are always looking for ways to improve & make the learning experience as good as it can be.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to Mrs. Patricia Jackson for receiving the September Teacher of the Month at MHS. Mrs. Jackson’s students have described her as compassionate, understanding, helpful, and inspiring. Her classes are fun and she has never-ending energy to motivate her students to do their best and succeed. Mrs. Wilson’s Orientation to Teaching and Child Care Guidance Classes have chosen one teacher or faculty member to honor each month. Mrs. Jackson will receive a certificate and a sweet treat from Sassafras Cakery. https://www.menaschools.org/.../mena.../teacher_pages...
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Be sure to order your Mena High School yearbook before next Friday, October 2 to take advantage of the lowest price of $50. If you personalize your yearbook before October 2 with your name on it for an additional $6, you will receive four free icons for the cover. See Mr. Philpot in room 205 to order with cash or check. You may also order online with a debit or credit card at www.jostensyearbooks.com
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
SCHOOL PICTURE DAY AT MHS & MMS! Monday: September 28: MHS School Day Picture Day with Lifetouch. Grades 9, 10, 11, and Faculty. MHS Safe Room. Tuesday, September 29: MMS School Picture Day with Lifetouch. Grades 6, 7, 8. and Faculty. MMS Safe Room.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Thursday, September 24 th   I. Reminders:  School pictures are next Tuesday  Check out Mrs. Rose’s Google Classroom if you are interested in joining the BADD Club  Immunizations are required one week from today  II. Students, we are starting to have a problem with some of you wanting to share your food with other students. Under the current guidelines for schools, you are not allowed to do this. Please do not share food or drinks with other. III. Yesterday during lunch, several of you had to be told to put your mask on. Some of you have been told several times. All of you have read and signed the Covid 19 policy agreement which detailed the rules for masks at school. Follow these guidelines or we will begin contacting parents. Also, the flu is already starting to appear in our community. IV. Flu shot forms were handed out yesterday. If you were absent or you need a form, there are extras in the front office. V. Lunchtime Weather: VI. Lunch Menu: * Walking Tacos * Chicken Tenders * Cheeseburger * Taco Bar * PB&J Sandwich * Turkey Croissant Sandwich * Popcorn Chicken Salad
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Brandon Burk from UA Rich Mountain met with Mena High School Juniors during Enrichment today.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Thursday, September 24, 2020 Lunch Menu: Monday - Pork Carnitas, Cheeseburger, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Taco Bar, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich, Cobb Salad, and Turkey Croissant Sandwich Tuesday - Hang Time Basket, Steak Sandwich, Hamburger, Waffle Bar, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich, Chef Salad, and Turkey Croissant Sandwich Wednesday - Mini Corn Dogs with Mac & Cheese, Meatball Sub, Hot Dog, Wing Bar, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich, Turkey Salad, and Turkey Croissant Sandwich Thursday - BBQ Grilled Chicken, Chicken Tenders, Cheeseburger, Taco Bar, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich, Popcorn Chicken Salad, and Turkey Croissant Sandwich Friday - Walking Tacos, Corn Dog, Chicken Sandwich, Pizza, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich, Pizza Salad, and Turkey Croissant Sandwich Clubs & Activities: Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Sci-Fi Club in the PAC during Enrichment, Quiz Bowl will be in the Cafeteria during enrichment. Thursday - Quiz Bowl will be in the cafeteria during enrichment. Friday - Sports: Monday - Tuesday - Volleyball will play at home vs Booneville this afternoon Wednesday - Thursday - The Golf team is playing at the district match today; Senior High Volleyball is playing at Fountain Lake today; JH Football vs Waldron at home Friday - SH Football @ Waldron Brandon Burk from UA Rich Mountain will be here today during Enrichment to meet with Juniors. An FBLA membership form was sent to your email on Thursday, Sept 3rd. If you are interested in joining, please complete the form that was sent via email and bring your $15 to Mrs. Torix. The FBLA Fall Conference date has been changed so registration is open again if you would like to attend. The new deadline is Oct 2nd! Cost is $15 to attend and receive an FBLA t-shirt FCCLA dues are $15 and need to be paid by October 8. Bring your dues to Mrs. Hobson or Mrs. Wilson. Congratulations to Mrs. Patricia Jackson for receiving the September Teacher of the Month at MHS. Mrs. Jackson’s students have described her as compassionate, understanding, helpful, and inspiring. Her classes are fun and she has never-ending energy to motivate her students to do their best and succeed. Mrs. Wilson’s Orientation to Teaching and Child Care Guidance Classes have chosen one teacher or faculty member to honor each month. Mrs. Jackson will receive a certificate and a sweet treat from Sassafras Cakery. Be sure to order your Mena High School yearbook before next Friday, October 2 to take advantage of the lowest price of $50. If you personalize your yearbook before October 2 with your name on it for an additional $6, you will receive four free icons for the cover. See Mr. Philpot in room 205 to order with cash or check. You may also order online with a debit or credit card at www.jostensyearbooks.com School day pictures with Lifetouch will be on Monday, September 28, for grades 9, 10, and 11, as well as faculty. This will be the only school picture day Lifetouch plans to offer to Mena High School this year, so we need everyone to be at school that day to get their photo taken for the yearbook. Anyone interested in joining Sci-Fi Club this year, there will be no dues this year, just sign up with Ms. Hooker to join! Even Blended students will have access to the Google Classroom. Our next meeting is tomorrow, Wednesday, in the PAC during Enrichment. All Juniors and Seniors who need help signing up for the October ACT need to go to the cafeteria during enrichment today . TECH college recruiter will be here on tomorrow during the JAG classes and during Enrichment for any senior not in JAG in the PAC.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena School Board met for their September meeting on Tuesday evening in the Mena High School Library. The board unanimously approved the 2020—2021 operating budget. Including federal programs, VI-B & special education. They also unanimously approved the 2020-2021 Standards of Accreditation, the Polk County Virtual Academy Charter School Statement of Assurance as well as Resolution Act 1120. Superintendent Benny Weston then made the board aware of a bond sale which will take place in the near future. These bonds will receive an improved rate which will save the district money over the life of the bond. Assistant Superintendent Dr. Lee Smith then recommended to the board that they accept a bid from Velocity Fusion for a new phone system for the district & new intercom system on three campuses. The cost to the district will be just over $119,000. The board voted to accept that bid. Graduation 2021 was next on the agenda & after a brief discussion a date of Saturday, May 22nd was approved. Each school board member is required to take 6 hours of training this year & they were made aware of 9 hours of training being made available in the month of October that they can take advantage of. The board quickly approved the financial reports. Under personnel. The resignation of Jessica Smith, from her position as Family & Consumer Science teacher, was accepted & will become effective September 30th. They then approved the transfer of Lauren Frost to that position from her current position as a secretary at MHS effective October 1st. Finally the board approved the drafting of a letter, to the faculty & staff at Mena Public Schools, expressing their deepest gratitude for the good job they have done under difficult circumstances this school year.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Wednesday, September 23 rd   I. School pictures are next Tuesday. If you were absent yesterday, ask your ACHIEVE teacher for an order form. II. Please make sure that you keep your Chromebook in your backpack to protect it from the rain when you’re waiting in the bus line or car rider line. III. From Mrs. Rose: Students interested in participating in Bearcats Against Destructive Decisions (BADD) this year please complete the form in Mrs. Rose's Google Classroom.  IV. Reminder: Immunizations are required by October 1 st - that’s only one week from tomorrow V. Lunchtime Weather: ** We may be inside during lunch today. If we are able to go outside, please stay on the hard surfaces. VI. Lunch Menu: * Mini Corn Dogs with Mac & Cheese * Meatball Sub * Hot Dog * Wing Bar * PB&J Sandwich * Turkey Croissant Sandwich * Turkey Chef Salad
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Golf is competing in the District Golf Meet at Malvern today!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
A good night for Mena Volleyball on Tuesday. The Ladycats sweep Boonevile! 7th grade won 2 to 0 Jr JV won 2 to 0 Jr Varsity won 2 to 0 Sr Varsity won 3-0 The Jr. & Sr. High teams will next play on Thursday at Fountain Lake. GO LADYCATS!!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Coaches have selected #7, Jacob Flemens, as the Farm Bureau Insurance Player of the Game for week #4, vs. the Booneville Bearcats. Jacob is the son of Jerry and Michelle Flemens and is a 5’6’, Senior, wide receiver / cornerback. Despite Jacob’s 5 receptions for 60 yards in the game, Mena fell to a very well-conditioned Booneville team, by the final score of 43-12. This was Mena’s third loss of the season. Jacob’s hobbies, when not in school, include a lot of hunting or fishing and just being outdoors. In fact, he plans to attend Arkansas Tech University after High School and obtain a degree in Biology. He hopes to go to work for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission after college, as either a Game Warden, or in a Biologist position. This week, Jacob and the Mena Bearcats will take the short road trip, north, to Waldron and face a much improved Bulldog team, that currently stands at 3-0 for the year. Shown presenting Jacob with Week #4’s game ball, is local Farm Bureau agent, Nathan Fowler, and assistant Bearcat Coach, Kyle Smithers. Farm Bureau Insurance is a proud support of Bearcat Athletics!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
According to Mena Head Football Coach Craig Bentley Waldron will only be selling tickets to this Friday's game at the gate on a first come first serve basis. There will be seating available in the visitor stands for 128 fans. All additional fans will have to stand or are welcome to bring lawn chairs or something else to sit on.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena High School Blood Drive is October 13th !
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
School day pictures with Lifetouch will be on Monday, September 28, for grades 9, 10, and 11, as well as faculty. This will be the only school picture day Lifetouch plans to offer to Mena High School this year, so we need everyone to be at school that day to get their photo taken for the yearbook. School pictures at MMS are Tuesday 9/29. Picture forms will be given out today during ACHIEVE. You are not required to order or purchase pictures, however, everyone will have their photo taken for the yearbook and to have a photo on file for ID cards. Picture day at HHE is Thursday, October 22nd. Picture day at LDE is Wednesday, October 21st.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
If parents know their students are going to be out for an extended amount of time please come and pick up their chrome book so they can continue their school work & won’t get behind in classes.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Lunch Menu: Monday - Pork Carnitas, Cheeseburger, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Taco Bar, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich, Cobb Salad, and Turkey Croissant Sandwich Tuesday - Hang Time Basket, Steak Sandwich, Hamburger, Waffle Bar, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich, Chef Salad, and Turkey Croissant Sandwich Wednesday - Mini Corn Dogs with Mac & Cheese, Meatball Sub, Hot Dog, Wing Bar, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich, Turkey Salad, and Turkey Croissant Sandwich Thursday - Walking Tacos, Chicken Tenders, Cheeseburger, Taco Bar, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich, Popcorn Chicken Salad, and Turkey Croissant Sandwich Friday - Grilled Chicken, Corn Dog, Chicken Sandwich, Pizza, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich, Pizza Salad, and Turkey Croissant Sandwich Clubs & Activities: Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Sci-Fi Club in the PAC during Enrichment Thursday - Friday - Sports: Monday - Tuesday - Volleyball will play at home vs Booneville this afternoon Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Brandon Burk from UA Rich Mountain will be here Thursday during Enrichment to meet with Juniors instead of today. The Letter Jacket forms need to be in the office by the end of the day today, they will be picked up on Wednesday. An FBLA membership form was sent to your email on Thursday, Sept 3rd. If you are interested in joining, please complete the form that was sent via email and bring your $15 to Mrs. Torix. The FBLA Fall Conference date has been changed so registration is open again if you would like to attend. The new deadline is Oct 2nd! Cost is $15 to attend and receive an FBLA t-shirt FCCLA dues are $15 and need to be paid by October 8. Bring your dues to Mrs. Hobson or Mrs. Wilson. Be sure to order your Mena High School yearbook before next Friday, October 2 to take advantage of the lowest price of $50. If you personalize your yearbook before October 2 with your name on it for an additional $6, you will receive four free icons for the cover. See Mr. Philpot in room 205 to order with cash or check. You may also order online with a debit or credit card at www.jostensyearbooks.com School day pictures with Lifetouch will be on Monday, September 28, for grades 9, 10, and 11, as well as faculty. This will be the only school picture day Lifetouch plans to offer to Mena High School this year, so we need everyone to be at school that day to get their photo taken for the yearbook. Anyone interested in joining Sci-Fi Club this year, there will be no dues this year, just sign up with Ms. Hooker to join! Even Blended students will have access to the Google Classroom. Our next meeting is tomorrow, Wednesday, in the PAC during Enrichment. Army recruiter will be here today during the JAG classes and during Enrichment for any senior not in JAG in the band room. TECH college recruiter will be here on Friday, September 25, 2020 during the JAG classes and during Enrichment for any senior not in JAG in the PAC.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Tuesday, September 22 nd   I. If you have to take a test for Covid, you are not allowed to come back to school until you receive the test results. You must bring your negative test results to the office on the day you return. II. Any 6 th , 7 th , or 8 th grader that has been on a Quiz Bowl team and still wishes to compete, will need to go to the Cafeteria immediately after these announcements to meet with Mrs. Sims. Remember to social distance when you find a seat. III. Tutoring is now available in the MMS Cafeteria. Make sure your parents know what time tutoring ends and that they pick you up on time. The schedule is as follows:     Monday through Thursday - 3:30 - 4:30  Monday night - 5:30 - 6:30  Please use the front entrance to Middle School. ** Students, you are not allowed to hang around the school waiting for tutoring to begin. IV. School pictures are one week from today. Picture forms will be given out today during ACHIEVE. You are not required to order or purchase pictures, however, everyone will have their phot taken for the yearbook and to have a photo on file for ID cards. V. From Mrs. Rose: Students interested in participating in Bearcats Against Destructive Decisions (BADD) this year please complete the form in Mrs. Rose's Google Classroom.  VI. Reminders: 1) Immunizations are required by October 1 st 2) See Mr. McCormick if you’re an 8 th grader interested in joining FFA. 3) Order your yearbook by October 20 th for the lowest price. 4) No school Chromebooks are to be used outside before school or at lunch. VII. Lunchtime Weather: We will be inside during lunch today. VIII. Lunch Menu: * Pork Carnita * Cheeseburger * Spicy Chicken Sandwich * Taco Bar * PB&J Sandwich * Turkey Croissant Sandwich * Cobb Salad IX. Club / Group Meetings: At this time…  6 th , 7 th , & 8 th grade Quiz Bowl students need to go to the Cafeteria.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Volleyball will play Booneville today at the Union Bank Center. Games begin at 4:00pm. GO LADYCATS!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Sr. Girls flew past a 9 win Paris team 3-0 Monday at the Union Bank Center. The Sr. JV also won 2-0. The teams will host Booneville tomorrow 9/22 with games beginning at 4:30pm.. GO LADYCATS!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Jr. Ladycats lost a close one, 2-1, to Paris Monday at the Union Bank Center. Mena is back in action Tuesday 9/22 when they host Booneville. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter=20083
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to Austin Rose & Jarrett Burger who finished in sixth place at the Arkansas Young Guns Bass Tournament on Lake Hamilton Sunday!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
70+ Mena High School Seniors are having their pictures taken by Prestige today.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
1. MHS flu shot clinic will be held the morning of Oct 15th in the Bearcat Room. If MHS blended/virtual students would like to get flu shots at school, please pick up a paper form or e-mail the school nurse at bobbi.baker@menaschools.org. The forms must be returned by Oct 2nd. Flu shot forms out to all traditional students and staff this week and next. 2. MHS blended/virtual students may request a hearing and vision screening by making an appointment with the school nurse, M-F 8am-3pm.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Tuesday, September 29: MMS School Picture Day with Lifetouch. Grades 6, 7, 8. and Faculty. MMS Safe Room.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Monday, September 21, 2020 Lunch Menu: Monday - Pork Carnitas, Cheeseburger, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Taco Bar, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich, Cobb Salad, and Turkey Croissant Sandwich Tuesday - Hang Time Basket, Steak Sandwich, Hamburger, Waffle Bar, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich, Chef Salad, and Turkey Croissant Sandwich Wednesday - Mini Corn Dogs with Mac & Cheese, Meatball Sub, Hot Dog, Wing Bar, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich, Turkey Salad, and Turkey Croissant Sandwich Thursday - Walking Tacos, Chicken Tenders, Cheeseburger, Taco Bar, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich, Popcorn Chicken Salad, and Turkey Croissant Sandwich Friday - Grilled Chicken, Corn Dog, Chicken Sandwich, Pizza, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich, Pizza Salad, and Turkey Croissant Sandwich Clubs & Activities: Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Sports: Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Senior Picture Retakes and Make-Up Pictures are taking place today in the MHS Safe Room. Please wait to be called out of class to go for your pictures, and when you are called out, go to the middle school safe room first to get screened. Any student wanting to order a Letter Jacket, the order packets are in the office. These have to be completed and ordered by this Wednesday, September 23. An FBLA membership form was sent to your email on Thursday, Sept 3rd. If you are interested in joining, please complete the form that was sent via email and bring your $15 to Mrs. Torix. The FBLA Fall Conference date has been changed so registration is open again if you would like to attend. The new deadline is Oct 2nd! Cost is $15 to attend and receive an FBLA t-shirt FCCLA dues are $15 and need to be paid by October 8. Bring your dues to Mrs. Hobson or Mrs. Wilson. Be sure to order your Mena High School yearbook before October 2 to take advantage of the lowest price of $50. If you personalize your yearbook before October 2 with your name on it for an additional $6, you will receive four free icons for the cover. See Mr. Philpot in room 205 to order with cash or check. You may also order online with a debit or credit card at www.jostensyearbooks.com School day pictures with Lifetouch will be on Monday, September 28, for grades 9, 10, and 11, as well as faculty. This will be the only school picture day Lifetouch plans to offer to Mena High School this year, so we need everyone to be at school that day to get their photo taken for the yearbook. Anyone interested in joining Sci-Fi Club this year, there will be no dues this year, just sign up with Ms. Hooker to join! Even Blended students will have access to the Google Classroom. If you did not purchase a yearbook from last school year and are still interested in buying one, please see Mr. Philpot. We still have a very limited number of yearbooks left over that are for sale.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Get Help! Tutoring Blended & Traditional Mena Middle School Library Monday through Thursday 3:30-4:30 Monday evening 5:30-6:30 Questions: call 394-2572
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Monday, September 21st From Mr. McCormick: Any 8th grader that is interested in joining FFA this year can come by his classroom for more information From Mrs. Breedlove: There will be no 7th grade Cheerleader practice after school today. Several of you are still being dropped off at the front entrance of the school. THIS IS NOT ALLOWED. If you are a car rider, you must be dropped off in the designated area in the back parking lot. Reminders: 1.Bring a water bottle or container with a lid so that you can use the water fountains. 2.Immunizations are required by October 1st – that’s only 9 days from now. 3.Return any library books that you might have at home from last year. 4.School pictures are one week from tomorrow. 5.Order your yearbook by October 20th for the lowest price. A few of you have been taking your school-issued Chromebooks outside before school and at lunch and using them. Keep them put away in your backpack because we’ve had a couple of them damaged while outside. This is a reminder that especially with the social distancing situation we are in, there needs to be no tackling, wrestling, hugging, etc. This is starting to become an issue, especially outside before school and during lunch. Lunchtime Weather: Lunch Menu: * Hang Time Basket * Steak Sandwich * Hamburger * Waffle Bar * PB&J Sandwich * Turkey Croissant Sandwich * Chef Salad
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Senior pictures retakes and make-up picture day will be Monday, September 21. If you did not get your senior pictures taken on the original date in July, we will need you to get your pictures taken for yearbook purposes, even if you don’t plan to purchase any of the photos.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena drops their third game in a row & fall to 1-3 on the season at Booneville Friday. The Bearcats open conference play next week at Waldron. https://www.maxpreps.com/…/mena-bearcats-…/football/home.htm
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Virtual, blended, or non-enrolled students have to sign up for meals every week. Meals may be picked up at Louise Durham Elementary or Mena High School on Fridays between 1 and 2pm. The form will need to be filled out by 2 pm Thursday for meal pick up on Friday. Follow the link to fill out the form for September 28th - October 2nd. https://forms.gle/trtEGbCH1mAUW4ty6
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena was scheduled to compete at the Scrapper Invitational Meet @ Nashville on Tuesday 9/22. That meet has been cancelled..
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Attention parents of Blended students: Our District website has a page of resources to assist you and your students with the technical issues of learning online. This page will be continuously updated as more resources are available. Click the link https://www.menaschools.org/…/pa…/blended-learning-help-page
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
A representative from Southern Arkansas University spoke to Mena High School JAG (Job's For America's Graduates) students & seniors today about the many opportunities available to them at SAU...
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
SR. PICTURES MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21ST !!!!!! Monday, September 21: Senior Picture Make-Up/Retakes Day with Prestige (approximately 75 Seniors still need their senior pictures taken). These will be in the MHS safe room, with the possibility of using the MMS safe room for picture prep. Monday: September 28: MHS School Day Picture Day with Lifetouch. Grades 9, 10, 11, and Faculty. MHS Safe Room. Tuesday, September 29: MMS School Picture Day with Lifetouch. Grades 6, 7, 8. and Faculty. MMS Safe Room. Monday, October 12: Sports Picture Day for all Fall Sports, Cheer, Band and all Basketball teams.(grades 7-12). Per the AAA, we are not able to take group/team photos, so Lifetouch will be essentially "photo shopping" together a team/group photo of each of our teams and groups. They are our only resource to get team photos this year. More info will be available as these dates draw closer & if there are any changes we will let you know.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Socially distanced, water bottle & mask at the ready with chromebook open. A typical day at Mena Middle School.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Football will plat at Booneville tonight at 7:00pm! GO BEARCATS!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
County health units across Arkansas are experiencing a substantial increase in patient volume, resulting in the need to schedule appointments well in advance. The Mena School District would like to urge parents to schedule appointments for vaccinations. The deadline is October 1st IMMUNIZATIONS Ark. Code Ann. § 6-18-702 (Grades K-12 public school students) Requirement: Documentation must be provided verifying proof of immunizations for each student or proof that the student has received an exemption from the immunization requirements. If proof is not provided within 30 days of the student beginning school, the student must be excluded from being physically present at the school until documentation is provided. Students may access virtual or other remote options offered by the school.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Friday, September 18, 2020 Lunch Menu: Monday - Fish Sticks with Mac & Cheese, Cheeseburger, Chicken Sandwich, Waffle Bar, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich, Chef Salad, and Turkey Croissant Sandwich Tuesday - Popcorn Chicken Bowl, Rib Patty Sandwich, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Taco Bar, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich, Cobb Salad, and Turkey Croissant Sandwich Wednesday - Ravioli with Meat Sauce, Hot Dog, Chicken Sandwich, Wing Bar, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich, Turkey Salad, and Turkey Croissant Sandwich Thursday - BBQ Chicken, Chicken Tenders, Bacon Cheeseburger, Taco Bar, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich, Popcorn Chicken Salad, and Turkey Croissant Sandwich Friday - Burritos with Cheese, Mini Corndogs, Backyard Burger, Pizza, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich, Pizza Salad, and Turkey Croissant Sandwich Clubs & Activities: Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Sports: Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Senior High Football plays at Booneville this evening Today is the last day to order your 2020 Homecoming T-shirts in Ms. Hobson’s room. You must pay when you order. Shirts are $16 and will be available for pick up the week of Homecoming. Any student wanting to order a Letter Jacket, the order packets are in the office. These have to be completed and ordered by September 23. An FBLA membership form was sent to your email on Thursday, Sept 3rd. If you are interested in joining, please complete the form that was sent via email and bring your $15 to Mrs. Torix. The FBLA Fall Conference date has been changed so registration is open again if you would like to attend. The new deadline is Oct 2nd! Cost is $15 to attend and receive an FBLA t-shirt FCCLA dues are $15 and need to be paid by October 8. Bring your dues to Mrs. Hobson or Mrs. Wilson. Be sure to order your Mena High School yearbook before October 1 to take advantage of the lowest price of $50. If you personalize your yearbook before October 1 with your name on it for an additional $6, you will receive four free icons for the cover. See Mr. Philpot in room 205 for the new format for ordering yearbooks this year. Senior pictures retakes and make-up picture day will be Monday, September 21. If you did not get your senior pictures taken on the original date in July, we will need you to get your pictures taken for yearbook purposes, even if you don’t plan to purchase any of the photos. For any Seniors who had their Senior Pictures taken at the original session in July and wish to get retakes on Monday, please notify Mr. Philpot in room 205 by tomorrow to be added to the scheduled list. School day pictures with Lifetouch will be on Monday, September 28, for grades 9, 10, and 11, as well as faculty. This will be the only school picture day Lifetouch plans to offer to Mena High School this year, so we need everyone to be at school that day to get their photo taken for the yearbook. Anyone interested in joining Sci-Fi Club this year, there will be no dues this year, just sign up with Ms. Hooker to join! Even Blended students will have access to the Google Classroom. Today, a SAU College Representative will be on campus for a visit. The representative will be in the PAC during the JAG classes, and for any seniors not in JAG, during Enrichment. If you did not purchase a yearbook from last school year and are still interested in buying one, please see Mr. Philpot. We still have a very limited number of yearbooks left over that are for sale. Seniors, a survey has been sent to your email regarding Seniors and their current jobs, which is being used for a Journalism project. Please fill out this survey at your convenience before the end of the day today. Right now during Enrichment is the first meeting of the National English Honor Society in Mrs. Neufeld’s room, 207. Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors may join. If interested, please attend the meeting.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena 7th & Jr. High Bearcats played at Lamar Thursday... Jr. / Lamar-36 Mena-12 7th / Lamar-22 Mena-14 The teams will be back in action on Thursday 9/24 When they host Waldron at Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Friday, September 18 th I. Students, do not come to school if you are not feeling well, have a fever, sore throat, etc. II. From Mrs. Sikes: Any 7th or 8th grade student interested in joining FBLA this year needs to go by her room today to get more information.  III. Reminders: 1) Bring a water bottle or container with a lid so that you can use the water fountains. 2) Immunizations are required by October 1 st . 3) Return any library books that you might have at home from last year. 4) School pictures are next Tuesday, September 29 th . IV. Reminder about ordering a yearbook: The lowest price is now through October 20.   If you order personalization, you can receive 4 free Icons.  This is the only time you can receive the free icons.  Order forms are available from your ACHIEVE teacher or Mrs. Lunsford.  Your parents can find the order form on Facebook or our school website.  You can also order online at Jostens.com. V. We’re starting to have an issue with trash outside during lunch. Be sure and throw your trash away. VI. Lunchtime Weather: VII. Lunch Menu: * Burrito with Cheese * Mini Corndogs * Backyard Burger * Pizza * PB&J Sandwich * Turkey Croissant Sandwich * Pizza Salad VIII. Club / Group Meetings: None today.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Volleyball played at Arkadelphia on Thursday. 7th grade won 2-0 Jr JV won 2-0 Jr Varsity won 2-0 Sr. JV:won 2-0 Sr. Varsity won 3-0 The girls will play next on Monday 9/21 when they host Paris at the Union Bank Center.. GO LADYCATS!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Thursday, September 17, 2020 Lunch Menu: Monday - Fish Sticks with Mac & Cheese, Cheeseburger, Chicken Sandwich, Waffle Bar, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich, Chef Salad, and Turkey Croissant Sandwich Tuesday - Popcorn Chicken Bowl, Rib Patty Sandwich, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Taco Bar, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich, Cobb Salad, and Turkey Croissant Sandwich Wednesday - Ravioli with Meat Sauce, Hot Dog, Chicken Sandwich, Wing Bar, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich, Turkey Salad, and Turkey Croissant Sandwich Thursday - BBQ Chicken, Chicken Tenders, Bacon Cheeseburger, Taco Bar, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich, Popcorn Chicken Salad, and Turkey Croissant Sandwich Friday - Clubs & Activities: Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Sports: Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Junior High Football at Lamar; Volleyball will be playing at Arkadelphia Friday - Senior High Football at Booneville 2020 Homecoming T-shirts are available for pre-order in Ms.Hobson’s room. You must pay to order. Shirts are $16 and will be available for pick up the week of Homecoming. Any student wanting to order a Letter Jacket, the order packets are in the office. These have to be completed and ordered by September 23. Mrs. Torix needs to see the following students at the conclusion of the announcements: Hailey Emerson, Caroline Cannon, Kiylee Hughes, Shantal Tecson, Alexia Minzel and Jocelyn Hernandez An FBLA membership form was sent to your email on Thursday, Sept 3rd. If you are interested in joining, please complete the form that was sent via email and bring your $15 to Mrs. Torix. The FBLA Fall Conference date has been changed so registration is open again if you would like to attend. The new deadline is Oct 2nd! Cost is $15 to attend and receive an FBLA t-shirt FCCLA dues are $15 and need to be paid by October 8. Bring your dues to Mrs. Hobson or Mrs. Wilson. Be sure to order your Mena High School yearbook before October 1 to take advantage of the lowest price of $50. If you personalize your yearbook before October 1 with your name on it for an additional $6, you will receive four free icons for the cover. See Mr. Philpot in room 205 for the new format for ordering yearbooks this year. Senior pictures retakes and make-up picture day will be Monday, September 21. If you did not get your senior pictures taken on the original date in July, we will need you to get your pictures taken for yearbook purposes, even if you don’t plan to purchase any of the photos. For any Seniors who had their Senior Pictures taken at the original session in July and wish to get retakes on Monday, please notify Mr. Philpot in room 205 by tomorrow to be added to the scheduled list. School day pictures with Lifetouch will be on Monday, September 28, for grades 9, 10, and 11, as well as faculty. This will be the only school picture day Lifetouch plans to offer to Mena High School this year, so we need everyone to be at school that day to get their photo taken for the yearbook. Anyone interested in joining Sci-Fi Club this year, there will be no dues this year, just sign up with Ms. Hooker to join! Even Blended students will have access to the Google Classroom. Friday, September 18 - SAU College Representative will be on campus for a visit. The representative will be in the JAG classes in PAC, and any seniors, not in JAG, during Enrichment. If you did not purchase a yearbook from last school year and are still interested in buying one, please see Mr. Philpot. We still have a very limited number of yearbooks left over that are for sale. Seniors, a survey has been sent to your email regarding Seniors and their current jobs, which is being used for a Journalism project. Please fill out this survey at your convenience before the end of the day Friday.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Our annual Flu Clinic will be October 9th! If you would like your child to participate please click the link below and fill out the required forms before October 1st! https://sites.google.com/menaschools.org/louise-durham-nurse/home
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Today, September 17th, is Constitution Day commemorating the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution. Students in Mr. Tommy Johnson's history classes at Mena MIddle School have been studying the Constitution. The students participated in discussions and exercises that emphasized the freedoms outlined in the Constitution. Today they each had the opportunity to sign a copy just like those thirty-nine men did on September 17, 1787,
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Thursday, September 17 th I. Students, do not come to school if you are not feeling well, have a fever, sore throat, etc. II. Reminder: School pictures will take place on September 29 th . Once we receive the order forms, we will distribute them. III. If you were absent yesterday, your ACHIEVE teacher should have your mid-term grade from yesterday. IV. Please remember that you need to bring a bottle or container with a lid so that you can use the water fountains that have been converted into bottle filling stations. Several of you are going all day without drinking any water. V. Reminder from Nurse Sherry: If you received a letter stating that you need an immunization, please remind your parents that these immunizations are required by the Arkansas Department of Health in order to attend school and are also a requirement for participation in competitive activities such as athletics. You must either have your shot or an appointment made by October 1 st , which is just two weeks from today. VI. Reminders from Mrs. Brooks: 1) Please return any library book you may have from last year. 2) Feel free to email Mrs. Brooks or drop by the library and give her titles and authors of books you would like her to look at ordering. VII. Lunchtime Weather: VIII. Lunch Menu: * BBQ Chicken * Chicken Tenders * Bacon Cheeseburger * Taco Bar * PB&J Sandwich * Turkey Croissant Sandwich * Popcorn Chicken Salad
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena High School Student Council would like to invite all campuses to take part in the Homecoming festivities this year by dressing up each day of HoCo Week! Homecoming week is October 5-9. Go Bearcats!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Please congratulate the following students on being selected as the 20-21 Mena High School FBLA Officer team: President - Emmi Hines Vice President - Carmen Puckett Secretary - Sophia Vacca Treasurer - Hailey Emerson Reporter/Historian - Caroline Cannon Parliamentarian - Kiylee Hughes Membership Coordinator - Shantal Tecson Fundraising Coordinator - Emily May Ambassador - Alexia Minzel Ambassador - Jocelyn Hernandez
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
HHE students get a round of hand sanitizer on the way to recess!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena vs. Hot Springs Farm Bureau Player of the Game is JAKE WILES!!! Jake is a senior running back at Mena High School and is the son of Clint and Melinda Wiles. He plans to attend UA Rich Mountain after high school! Way to go Jake!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Volleyball took a long road trip to Magnolia on Tuesday. Jr JV won 2-1 Jr Varsity won 2-0 Sr High won 3-0 The 7th, Jr. & Sr. teams will play at Arkadelphia on Thursday 9/17.. GO LADYCATS!!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Wednesday, September 15, 2020 Lunch Menu: Monday - Fish Sticks with Mac & Cheese, Cheeseburger, Chicken Sandwich, Waffle Bar, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich, Chef Salad, and Turkey Croissant Sandwich Tuesday - Popcorn Chicken Bowl, Rib Patty Sandwich, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Taco Bar, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich, Cobb Salad, and Turkey Croissant Sandwich Wednesday - Ravioli with Meat Sauce, Hot Dog, Chicken Sandwich, Wing Bar, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich, Turkey Salad, and Turkey Croissant Sandwich Thursday - Friday - Clubs & Activities: Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Sports: Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Junior High Football at Lamar Friday - Senior High Football at Booneville 2020 Homecoming T-shirts are available for pre-order in Ms.Hobson’s room. You must pay to order. Shirts are $16 and will be available for pick up the week of Homecoming. Any student wanting to order a Letter Jacket, the order packets are in the office. These have to be completed and ordered by September 23. Mrs. Torix needs to see the following students at the conclusion of the announcements: Hailey Emerson, Caroline Cannon, Kiylee Hughes, Shantal Tecson, Alexia Minzel and Jocelyn Hernandez An FBLA membership form was sent to your email on Thursday, Sept 3rd. If you are interested in joining, please complete the form that was sent via email and bring your $15 to Mrs. Torix. The FBLA Fall Conference date has been changed so registration is open again if you would like to attend. The new deadline is Oct 2nd! Cost is $15 to attend and receive an FBLA t-shirt Be sure to order your Mena High School yearbook before October 1 to take advantage of the lowest price of $50. If you personalize your yearbook before October 1 with your name on it for an additional $6, you will receive four free icons for the cover. See Mr. Philpot in room 205 for the new format for ordering yearbooks this year. Senior pictures retakes and make-up picture day will be Monday, September 21. If you did not get your senior pictures taken on the original date in July, we will need you to get your pictures taken for yearbook purposes, even if you don’t plan to purchase any of the photos. School day pictures with Lifetouch will be on Monday, September 28, for grades 9, 10, and 11, as well as faculty. This will be the only school picture day Lifetouch plans to offer to Mena High School this year, so we need everyone to be at school that day to get their photo taken for the yearbook. Anyone interested in joining Sci-Fi Club this year, there will be no dues this year, just sign up with Ms. Hooker to join! Even Blended students will have access to the Google Classroom. Friday, September 18 - SAU College Representative will be on campus for a visit. The representative will be in the JAG classes in PAC, and any seniors, not in JAG, during Enrichment.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Wednesday, September 16 th I. Students, do not come to school if you are not feeling well, have a fever, sore throat, etc. II. Mid – term grades will be given out today during ACHIEVE. III. From Mrs. Brooks:  Because of how we ended the school year last March, there are quite a few library books that were never returned. If you have a library book at home from last year, please return it to the library. No late fees will be charged, we just want the books back.  Mrs. Brooks would like your input on ordering new books for the library. You can either drop by the library or email her and let her know a title and author that you would recommend. IV. Lunchtime Weather: V. Lunch Menu: * Ravioli with Sauce * Hot Dog * Chicken Sandwich * Wing Bar * PB&J Sandwich * Turkey Croissant Sandwich * Turkey Chef Salad
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Virtual, blended, or non-enrolled students have to sign up for meals every week. Meals may be picked up at Louise Durham Elementary or Mena High School on Fridays between 1 and 2pm. The form will need to be filled out by 2 pm Thursday for meal pick up on Friday. Follow the link to fill out the form for September 21st-25th. https://forms.gle/eHPL2PCderjTtHcR9
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Cross Country competed at the Tom Stuthard Stampede on Tuesday. Logan Myers, Tre McMellon, Cooper Plunkett & Hudson Vacca medaled for Mena. The Bearcats will be back in action on 9/26 at the Today's Bank Mansfield Invitational. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter=20084
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to the 2020-2021 FCCLA Officers. Pres.- Rachel Wilson VP of Events - Will Davis VP of Social Media - Stephanie Lua VP of Recruiting- Max Montgomery Secretary-Tabitha Levering Treasurer-Allie Martin Historian-Kyra Stephens Parliamentarian-Caroline Cannon
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
HHE students enjoying the sunshine at recess today!!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Volleyball plays at 5:00pm in Magnolia & Mena Cross Country will compete at 3:45 in Acorn. GO BEARCATS!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Tuesday, September 15 th I. Mid-term grade reports will be given out tomorrow. II. Students, this is a reminder that we are able to see everything you search for on your school-owned device and your teachers and administrators get alerts for any searches that are deemed inappropriate. Do not use your Chromebook for anything other than class- related work. III. School pictures are scheduled for two weeks from today. Picture forms will be given out once we receive them. You are not required to purchase pictures, however, everyone will have their picture taken for the yearbook and for photo ID cards. IV. You may begin placing orders for a yearbook. You will get the cheapest price if you order in the next few weeks. There are a couple of different methods for ordering: 1) Visit jostens.com 2) Pick up an order form from Mrs. Lunsford’s classroom. ** More information, along with the Jostens’ link can be found on the Middle School website and Facebook page. V. Lunchtime Weather: VI. Lunch Menu: * Popcorn Chicken Bowl * Rib Patty Sandwich * Spicy Chicken Sandwich * Taco Bar * PB&J Sandwich * Turkey Croissant Sandwich * Cobb Salad VII. Club / Group Meetings: None today.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Lunch Menu: Monday - Fish Sticks with Mac & Cheese, Cheeseburger, Chicken Sandwich, Waffle Bar, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich, Chef Salad, and Turkey Croissant Sandwich Tuesday - Popcorn Chicken Bowl, Rib Patty Sandwich, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Taco Bar, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich, Cobb Salad, and Turkey Croissant Sandwich Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Clubs & Activities: Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Sports: Monday - Tuesday - Cross Country will have a meet at Acorn this afternoon, starting with the Junior High at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday - Thursday - Junior High Football at Lamar Friday - Senior High Football at Booneville 2020 Homecoming T-shirts are available for pre-order in Ms.Hobson’s room. You must pay to order. Shirts are $16 and will be available for pick up the week of Homecoming. Any student wanting to order a Letter Jacket, the order packets are in the office. These have to be completed and ordered by September 23. An FBLA membership form was sent to your email on Thursday, Sept 3rd. If you are interested in joining, please complete the form that was sent via email and bring your $15 to Mrs. Torix. The FBLA Fall Conference date has been changed so registration is open again if you would like to attend. The new deadline is Oct 2nd! Cost is $15 to attend and receive an FBLA t-shirt Be sure to order your Mena High School yearbook before October 1 to take advantage of the lowest price of $50. If you personalize your yearbook before October 1 with your name on it for an additional $6, you will receive four free icons for the cover. See Mr. Philpot in room 205 for the new format for ordering yearbooks this year. Senior pictures retakes and make-up picture day will be Monday, September 21. If you did not get your senior pictures taken on the original date in July, we will need you to get your pictures taken for yearbook purposes, even if you don’t plan to purchase any of the photos. School day pictures with Lifetouch will be on Monday, September 28, for grades 9, 10, and 11, as well as faculty. This will be the only school picture day Lifetouch plans to offer to Mena High School this year, so we need everyone to be at school that day to get their photo taken for the yearbook. Anyone interested in joining Sci-Fi Club this year, there will be no dues this year, just sign up with Ms. Hooker to join! Even Blended students will have access to the Google Classroom. Friday, September 18 - SAU College Representative will be on campus for a visit. The representative will be in the JAG classes in PAC, and any seniors, not in JAG, during Enrichment. Homecoming is a school-wide celebration, and as we prepare for our Homecoming event next month, you, the entire student body, have the opportunity to choose who the 2020 Homecoming Queen will be. Available to all students today is the ballot to vote for Homecoming Queen, which will be selected from one of the four Senior Maids that were chosen last week. All grades have access to the ballot as of Enrichment, so please look for the ballot either on your email or your grade level Google Classroom, and cast your vote for Homecoming Queen by the end of the school day today.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mansfield Jr. Girls won 2-0 & handed Mena their fourth loss of the season at the Union Bank Center Monday. The Mena Jr. JV won their match 2 games to 0. The Jr. Ladycats are back in action on Tuesday at Magnolia..
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Due to a cancellation & a bye week the Junior Bearcats have had a two week break from games. They did get a practice in this morning & both the 7th grade & Jr. High teams will play at Lamar this Thursday. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics…
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
There's nothing else like your school yearbook. Get your hands on the limited edition collection of our stories from the year. Parents may buy a yearbook through the Jostens website. http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A00414530
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Friday, September 11, 2020 Lunch Menu: Monday - Fish Sticks with Mac & Cheese, Cheeseburger, Chicken Sandwich, Waffle Bar, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich, Chef Salad, and Turkey Croissant Sandwich Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Clubs & Activities: Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Sports: Monday - The Mena Golf Team will be traveling to Nashville for a match this afternoon Tuesday - Cross Country Wednesday - Thursday - Junior High Football at Lamar Friday - Senior High Football at Booneville 2020 Homecoming Tshirts are available for pre-order in Ms.Hobson’s room. You must pay to order. Shirts are $16 and will be available for pick up the week of Homecoming. Any student wanting to order a Letter Jacket, the order packets are in the office. These have to be completed and ordered by September 23. An FBLA membership form was sent to your email on Thursday, Sept 3rd. If you are interested in joining, please complete the form that was sent via email and bring your $15 to Mrs. Torix. The FBLA Fall Conference date has been changed so registration is open again if you would like to attend. The new deadline is Oct 2nd! Cost is $15 to attend and receive an FBLA t-shirt Be sure to order your Mena High School yearbook before October 1 to take advantage of the lowest price of $50. If you personalize your yearbook before October 1 with your name on it for an additional $6, you will receive four free icons for the cover. See Mr. Philpot in room 205 for the new format for ordering yearbooks this year. Senior pictures retakes and make-up picture day will be Monday, September 21. If you did not get your senior pictures taken on the original date in July, we will need you to get your pictures taken for yearbook purposes, even if you don’t plan to purchase any of the photos. Anyone interested in joining Sci-Fi Club this year, there will be no dues this year, just sign up with Ms. Hooker to join! Even Blended students will have access to the Google Classroom. Friday, September 18 - SAU College Representative will be on campus for a visit. The representative will be in the JAG classes in room 403, and in the counseling center for any seniors, not in JAG, during Enrichment.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Monday, September 14 th I. Mid-term grade reports will be given out this Wednesday. II. We are still seeing a few students getting off a bus in the morning without a mask. You must wear a mask in order to attend school as per State requirements. III. School pictures are scheduled for two weeks from tomorrow, Tuesday, September 29 th . Picture forms will be given out once we receive them. You are not required to purchase pictures, however, everyone will have their picture taken for the yearbook and for photo ID cards. IV. Reminder: If you received a letter about required immunizations, be sure and give that to your parents. The Arkansas Department of Health requires you to have the immunizations by October 1 st . The immunizations are required to attend school and to participate in Athletics, Band, and Cheer. V. Lunchtime Weather: VI. Lunch Menu: * Fish Sticks with Mac & Cheese * Cheeseburger * Chicken Sandwich * Waffle Bar * PB&J Sandwich * Turkey Croissant Sandwich * Chef Salad
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Golf will play at the Nashville Country Club at 3:30pm. Mena Volleyball will host Mansfield with games starting at 4:30pm.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Bearcats lost to Hot Springs in overtime 13-20 Friday night. Mena falls to 1-2 & will try to bounce back at Booneville next Friday 9/18!!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Governor Asa Hutchinson conducted his daily update to media from UA Rich Mountain in Mena on Friday regarding Arkansas’s COVID-19 response. This gave Mena Public School Superintendent Benny Weston an opportunity to speak to the governor in person about issues affecting MPS & the district’s start to the new school year.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Life savers for life savers! Life savers and cards from Mena Middle School FACS students are being delivered to local first responders to remember and honor first responders who lost their lives 9/11/2001.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The 2020 Mena High School Homecoming Court was revealed this morning, based on the results of the MHS students' votes yesterday. The Homecoming maids were each surprised during class with a rose from the Seniors of the Mena Bearcat football team. The 2020 MHS Homecoming Court is: Freshmen: Sophia Vacca and Brooklyn Hilderbrand Sophomores: Kate McDonald and Emmi Hines Juniors: Cassidy Ashcraft and Sarah Grenier Seniors: Ally Wright, Allie Martin, Marissa Ortiz, and Morgan Puckett Homecoming is scheduled for Friday, October 9. Click the link to watch the video https://drive.google.com/file/d/1p3F_9ZJyuSsa7iMhfCubxQJCnqw0d88e/view?ts=5f5bbe09
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Other sports are grabbing the headlines right now but preparations are underway for the 20/21 basketball season. Bearcat Head Basketball Coach Randy Peters put the team thru a workout Friday morning.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Virtual, blended, or non-enrolled students have to sign up for meals every week. Meals may be picked up at Louise Durham Elementary or Mena High School on Fridays between 1 and 2pm. The form will need to be filled out by 2 pm Thursday for meal pick up on Friday. Follow the link to fill out the form for September 21st-25th. https://forms.gle/eHPL2PCderjTtHcR9
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Attention Senior Parents! Kristi Wilson's OT & Childcare Class is creating a bulletin board for the class of 2020-2021. Please send 1 to 2 baby or childhood pictures that are appropriate to be hung up. Please send them to Hannah.Stockton21@menaschools.org
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena will play Hot Springs tonight at Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium. Kickoff is at 7:00pm. Graphics created by the MHS Student Council. Check them out on Instagram at menastucrew !
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena will play Hot Springs tonight at Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium. Kickoff is at 7:00pm. A limited number of tickets available to the general public (no more than 2 tickets per person) can be picked up at the Central Office from (8:00am to 3:45pm).
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Blended & virtual student meals for September 14th-18th may be picked up today at Louise Durham Elementary or Mena High School between 1 and 2 pm.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Andrew Davis had a 62 and London Copelin had a 56 at DeGray State Park Golf Course near Arkadelphia Thursday. Mena Golf returns to action on Monday 9/14 at the Nashville Country Club. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics…
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats fly past Camden Fairview on Senior Night at the Union Bank Center. Mena JV Wins 2-0 Mena Sr. Girls Win 3-0 The Ladycats are now 3-0 & will travel to Magnolia on Tuesday 9/15! GO LADYCATS! https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter=19738
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Sunrise at MPS ! Mrs. Jessica Smith captured this pic when she arrived this morning. Teachers go sunrise to sundown & longer. Go Bearcats!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Ticket Sales for Hot Springs vs. Mena Bearcats! Due to Covid-19, the Governor and Arkansas Department of Health has put a limit on the number of people who can attend indoor and outdoor activities. These restrictions are not the desire of anyone in the district. However, for the health and safety of our players, coaches and fans, we MUST adhere to the guidelines set by the ADH and Governor. We are fortunate, at this time, to be able to continue with our sporting events. Mena Public Schools will adhere to the Indoor and Outdoor venue guidelines set forth by the Arkansas Department of Health. Anyone over 10 years of age must wear a face covering at all times. Single-household family groups can sit together but must be 6-feet apart from other groups or individuals. Seating areas will be marked such that every other row is unoccupied. Anyone found not to be in compliance with the regulations set forth by the ADH will be asked by an administrator or security officer to comply. Refusal to follow directives will result in removal from the premises. Due to the new guidelines, MPS will no longer allow FREE ADMISSION passes other than those issued by the Arkansas Athletics Association. Ticket Prices: Per game admission is $5.00 per person. Football Games: -Bearcat Stadium Capacity-680 Football Players, Band, and Cheer will be issued a certain number of redeemable tickets first. Then there will be a limited number of tickets available to the general public (no more than 2 tickets per person) that can be picked up at the Central Office the day of the event from (8:00am to 3:45pm).
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Thursday, September 10, 2020 Lunch Menu: Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Beef Fingers, Chicken Tenders, Meatball Sub, Taco Bar, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich, Popcorn Chicken Salad, and Turkey Croissant Sandwich Friday - Baked Potato, Chicken Sandwich, Rib Patty Sandwich, Pizza, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich, Pizza Salad, and Turkey Croissant Sandwich Clubs & Activities: Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Sports: Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Senior High Volleyball vs Camden (Senior Night) Friday - Senior High Football vs Hot Springs (Senior Night) Any student wanting to order a Letter Jacket, the order packets are in the office. These have to be completed and ordered by September 23. The FCCLA meeting will be today in Ms.Hobson’s room #200. Dues are $15 and can be paid through October 2. See Mrs. Hobson or Mrs. Wilson for details. An FBLA membership form was sent to your email on Thursday, Sept 3rd. If you are interested in joining, please complete the form and bring your $15 to Mrs. Torix. The FBLA Fall Conference date has been changed so registration is open again if you would like to attend. The new deadline is Oct 2nd! Cost is $15 to attend and receive an FBLA t-shirt An FBLA Officer Application was sent to your email on Thursday, Sept 3rd. If you are interested in becoming an officer, you must first join FBLA then complete the Officer Application. These applications are due by Friday, September 11th. Be sure to order your Mena High School yearbook before October 1 to take advantage of the lowest price of $50. If you personalize your yearbook before October 1 with your name on it for an additional $6, you will receive four free icons for the cover. See Mr. Philpot in room 205 for the new format for ordering yearbooks this year. Senior pictures retakes and make-up picture day will be Monday, September 21. If you did not get your senior pictures taken on the original date in July, we will need you to get your pictures taken for yearbook purposes, even if you don’t plan to purchase any of the photos. Anyone interested in joining Sci-Fi Club this year, there will be no dues this year, just sign up with Ms. Hooker to join! Even Blended students will have access to the Google Classroom. Any Junior wanting to take the PSAT test, please email Mrs. Thacker before Friday, September 11. All students need to log in to their class grade Google Classroom and cast their Homecoming vote right now!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Send us your "Grandparents Read Week" pictures! Saturday is National Grandparent's Day. Normally Holly Harshman Elementary would host Grandparent's Read Week and grandparents would be invited into the library to read to their grandchildren each day during their library time. Unfortunately, this year, we will not be able to have Grandparent's Read Week, so we are asking all MPS patrons to submit pictures of grandparents reading to their grandchildren. Whether your student is traditional, blended or virtual. Just click the link to submit a photo or post as a comment below. https://forms.gle/Ag7xgSoEvmjwbNqP6
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats will recognize the seniors at today’s volleyball games against Camden Fairview. The JV game starts at 4:30pm in the Union Bank Center. Graphics created by the MHS Student Council. Check them out on Instagram at menastucrew !
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Thursday, September 10 th I. From our school Resource Officer, Deputy Wagner: Several Middle School students are walking across the bus lanes after school to get into a vehicle in the football field parking lot. If you are a car rider, your parent MUST pick you up in the designated car-rider line. This is a safety issue. Starting next week, the Deputy will begin talking with anyone who is continuing to do this. II. From Nurse Sherry: Immunizations notices have been given out.  If you received one, make sure you give it to your parents.  Deadline for immunizations or having an appointment for immunizations is Oct 1.  These are required by the Arkansas Department of health for students to remain in school or to participate in extracurricular activities such as band, athletics, and cheer. III. If you would like to order a letterman jacket for athletics, band, cheer, or choir, there are a few forms in the front office. If we run out of forms you can visit www.ssrjackets.com ** Orders must be placed by September 23 rd IV. Reminders:  Get all required paperwork signed and turned in by tomorrow.  Mid-term progress reports will be given out next week. V. If you bring your own ball from home to use at lunch, please write your name on it in ink. VI. If you take a four-square ball outside, please do not kick them. Kicking them causes them to form swells and they become unusable. VII. Lunchtime Weather: There is a good chance that we will be inside today for lunch. You may eat in the Cafeteria, Library, or at one of the tables located in the main hallway. Once you’ve eaten, move to your grade-level hallway and be seated. Once you are in the hallway, you may use your phone / electronic device. VIII. Lunch Menu: * Beef Fingers * Chicken Tenders * Meatball Sub * Taco Bar * PB&J Sandwich * Turkey Croissant Sandwich * Popcorn Chicken Salad
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats will recognize the seniors at today’s volleyball games against Camden Fairview. The JV game starts at 4:30pm in the Union Bank Center. Graphics created by the MHS Student Council. Check them out on Instagram at menastucrew !
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Attention Mena High School and Middle School Lamb and Goat Exhibitors: Lamb and Goat exhibitors will need to call and schedule an appointment with a local vet to get health papers before leaving for AYE. This needs to be done before the 2nd of October!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Thanks to some generous donors, Mrs. Chaney’s 8th grade literacy enjoyed a mask break while reading outside today in their new lawn chairs. It is a great day to be a Bearcat!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Coaches select #12, Max Montgomery as the Polk County Farm Bureau Insurance Player of the Game for week #2 vs Harding Academy. Despite Max having 202 completion yards and throwing for 3 touchdowns, the Bearcats suffered their first loss of the season at the hands of a tough Wildcat team at Bearcat stadium on September 4th, by a score of 44-20. Harding Academy stepped up and took on the Bearcats after Clarksville had chosen not to play games this year. Max is the Bearcats' Senior Quarterback and stands 6'3" this year and weighs 195 lbs. He is healthy again, after suffering a season ending knee injury in his Junior season. Max was born in Mena and is the son of Clint and Telissa Montgomery and is the grandson of Jeff and Penny Montgomery. When not involved in school activities, Max likes to work on cars and chase girls. After high school, Max plans to attend the University of Arkansas Fayetteville and join the Air Force's ROTC program. Shown presenting Max with week #2's Farm Bureau Insurance game ball is Head Coach Craig Bentley and local Farm Bureau Insurance agent, Mitch Sikes. Farm Bureau Insurance is a proud supporter of the Mena Bearcats! Mena Public Schools
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Golf will face several area schools beginning at 4:00pm at Degray Lake State Park Golf Course. It will be Senior Night at the Union Bank Center when the Ladycats host Camden Fairview, Games begin at 4:30pm.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Any student wanting to order a Letter Jacket should fill out an order packet in the high school office. These have to be completed and ordered by September 23.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Wednesday, September 9, 2020 Lunch Menu: Monday - Tuesday - Burrito with Cheese Sauce, Cheese Burger & Fries, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich, Cobb Sandwich, Turkey Croissant Sandwich Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Clubs & Activities: Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - FCCLA Meeting in Ms.Hobson’s Room Friday - Sports: Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Senior High Volleyball vs Camden (Senior Night) Friday - Senior High Football vs Hot Springs (Senior Night) Any student wanting to order a Letter Jacket, the order packets are in the office. These have to be completed and ordered by September 23. FCCLA Officer Applications can be picked up in Mrs. Hobson or Mrs. Wilson’s room. They are due by the end of the day today. The first FCCLA meeting will be on tomorrow, September 10 in Ms.Hobson’s room. An FBLA membership form was sent to your email on Thursday, Sept 3rd. If you are interested in joining, please complete the form and bring your $15 to Mrs. Torix. An FBLA Officer Application was sent to your email on Thursday, Sept 3rd. If you are interested in becoming an officer, you must first join FBLA then complete the Officer Application. These applications are due by Friday, September 11th. Be sure to order your Mena High School yearbook before October 1 to take advantage of the lowest price of $50. If you personalize your yearbook before October 1 with your name on it for an additional $6, you will receive four free icons for the cover. See Mr. Philpot in room 205 for the new format for ordering yearbooks this year. Senior pictures retakes and make-up picture day will be Monday, September 21. If you did not get your senior pictures taken on the original date in July, we will need you to get your pictures taken for yearbook purposes, even if you don’t plan to purchase any of the photos. MHS Cheerleading Competition team will be doing a fundraiser this fall. They are personalizing your parking spots. It is $25 to have them do this, please see Coach Hughes room 315 for more details or to purchase your personalization. Anyone interested in joining Sci-Fi Club this year, there is a meeting in the PAC during Enrichment today.. There will be no dues this year, just sign up with Ms. Hooker to join! Even Blended students will have access to the Google Classroom. Any Junior wanting to take the PSAT test, please email Mrs. Thacker before Friday, September 11. At the conclusion of these announcements, Mr. Philpot needs the band seniors to go to room 211.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Wednesday, September 9 th I. There are still a small number of students who still need to turn in either part or all of their required paperwork. Please get that turned in asap. II. Safety Reminder: Unless you have been given special permission from the Principal, you are not allowed to be dropped off at the front of the school in the mornings. Use the designated car rider drop-off area. III. Two bragging points!! You have all been doing a great job with the mask requirements and taking care of your breakfast and lunch trash. Thank you all for stepping up and doing the right thing!! IV. One week from today, Wednesday, September 16 th , is mid-term for the 1 st grading quarter. Mid-term grade reports will be given out. So, be sure to stay on top of your assignments and check with your teachers if you have any missing work. V. If you bring your own ball from home to use at lunch, please write your name on it in ink. VI. Lunchtime Weather: VII. Lunch Menu: * Fried Rice & Egg Roll * Hamburger * Corndog * Wing Bar * PB&J Sandwich * Turkey Croissant Sandwich * Turkey Chef Salad VIII. Club / Group Meetings: None today. IX. The following students need to see Mrs. Johnson in her math classroom sometime today: Clohe Bowles Jolina Butterfield Isabel Cross Mason Davis Cloie Dollarhyde Lainee Garrett Izzy Henry Lucian Sterling Amanda Toldbert Nick Williams.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Meals are free for all children under 18 thru December 31st. Virtual, blended, or non-enrolled students will have to sign up for meals every week. Meals may be picked up at Louise Durham or High School on Fridays between 1 and 2 pm. The form will need to be filled out by 2 pm Thursday for meal pick up on Friday. Follow the link to fill out the form for September 14th-18th. https://forms.gle/fDjs4wczv1jFvWb9A
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
With our fall sports seasons underway, the creation of the 2020 Mena Fall Sports Souvenir Program has officially begun! If you would like to purchase an ad for your business or to support your fall sports athlete with an ad, please see the attached information and contact Andy Philpot at bearcatpromos@gmail.com by September 24!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to the Bearcat Sr. Boys who competed at the Magazine Rattler Invitational on Tuesday and finished runner up... Mena will compete on Tuesday 9/15 at the Tom Stuthard Stampede in Acorn... GO BEARCATS!!! https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics…
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Volleyball played at Malvern Tuesday. 7th grade won 2 to 0 Jr JV won 2 to 0 Jr Varsity won 2 to 1 Sr Varsity won 3 to 0 The 7th & Jr High Ladycats will host Mansfield on Monday 9/14.. The Sr High will host Camden Fairview on Thursday 9/10. Thursday will be Sr Night.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Dear Parents, We would like to thank you for participating in our virtual/blended meal service. On Thursday Sept. 3, USDA announced that they were extending the waiver to feed using the Seamless Summer Option through Dec. 31, 2020. This means that all meals will be served for free to all children 18 and under. We will still need you to fill out your free and reduced application for students. T There is a new link every week, for ordering meals and can be accessed on the Mena Public Schools Facebook page, or on the Mena Public school’s website: Menu Food service information Blended Learning Meal Related Items. There is an added option for you to order meals for any children that you have that are not school aged. Sincerely, Susan Bodey, FSD Aramark at Mena Public Schools
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Tuesday, September 8th I. We hope everyone enjoyed their 3 day weekend. Please remember to follow all mask and social distancing guidelines. Also keep in mind that we have several hand sanitizer stations located throughout the building. II. From Coach Rose: For any student interested in getting information about the Mena Basscats Fishing Team, there will be a virtual meeting tonight at 7pm. Use the link below to access the meeting. A direct link can be found on the Mena Public Schools Facebook page. If you have any questions or have trouble logging on to the meeting, please call Coach Pete Rose at 234-0771. The link for the meeting is: meet.google.com/maf-jyco-bsu III. You have all done a great job throwing away your trash during breakfast and lunch. Keep up the good work. IV. If you have not turned in all or part of your required registration paperwork, Mr. Coogan will be visiting with you in the next couple of days. V. Lunchtime Weather: VI. Lunch Menu: * Chicken Parmesan​* Chicken Tenders​ * Spicy Chicken Sandwich * Taco Bar​* PB&J Sandwich * Turkey Croissant Sandwich * Cobb Salad VII. Club / Group Meetings: None today.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Cross County Team will run at the Magazine Rattler Invitational & Ladycats will play at Malvern beginning at 4:00pm.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Harding Academy-44 Mena-20. Mena falls to 1-1 on the season. A big game against Hot Springs is scheduled for next Friday at Bearcat Stadium & It will be Sr. Night. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter=19617
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
meet.google.com/maf-jyco-bsu There will be a virtual meeting for the Mena Basscats Bass Team Tuesday at 7pm. The above link will allow anyone to join the meeting. This is for current members and students that are interested in joining. Call Coach Pete Rose at 234-0771.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Friday, September 4, 2020 Lunch Menu: Friday - Popcorn Chicken Parm, Corn Dog, Chicken Sandwich, Pizza, Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich, Pizza Salad, and Turkey Croissant Sandwich Sports: Friday - Senior High Football will host Harding Academy at Bearcat Stadium at 7:00 Theme for tonight’s game is Neon Night! Dress in neon colors! Any student wanting to order a Letter Jacket, the order packets are in the office. These have to be completed and ordered by September 23. FCCLA Officer Applications can be picked up in Mrs. Hobson or Mrs. Wilson’s room. They are due on Wednesday, September 9. The first FCCLA meeting will be on September 10. An FBLA membership form was sent to your email on Thursday, Sept 3rd. If you are interested in joining, please complete the form and bring your $15 to Mrs. Torix. An FBLA Officer Application was sent to your on Thursday, Sept 3rd. If you are interested in becoming an officer, you must first join FBLA then complete the Officer Application. These applications are due by Friday, September 11th. FBLA Fall conference registration money is due by Tuesday, September 8. The cost is $15 and that includes an FBLA District 1 t-shirt. Yearbook sales for the 2021 Mena High School Yearbook have officially begun. Be sure to order your yearbook before October 1 to take advantage of the lowest price of $50. If you personalize your yearbook before October 1 with your name on it for an additional $6, you will receive four free icons for the cover. See Mr. Philpot in room 205 for the new format for ordering yearbooks this year. MHS Cheerleading Competition team will be doing a fundraiser this fall. They are personalizing your parking spots. It is $25 to have them do this, please see Coach Hughes room 315 for more details or to purchase your personalization.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Parent/Teacher Conferences originally scheduled for next week are being postponed for further planning purposes. Please keep watching for updates about Parent/Teacher Conferencing procedures.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Cross Country ran their first timed mile this morning in preparation for the Magazine Rattler Invitational on Tuesday. GO BEARCATS!!! https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics…
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Two volleyball games that were cancelled recently due to weather have been rescheduled. Booneville @ Mena 7th,Jr, & Sr. is now Sept. 22nd Mena @ Lakeside Sr. is now Oct. 19th
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Virtual & blended students will have to sign up for meals every week. Meals may be picked up at Louise Durham or High School on Fridays between 1 and 2 pm We are no longer allowed to serve on the SSO option so meals will be charged to the student’s account, as though the student was in school, based on their Free/Reduced/Paid status. The form will need to be filled out by 2 pm Thursday for meal pick up on Friday. Follow the link to fill out the form for September 14th-18th. https://forms.gle/fDjs4wczv1jFvWb9A
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
It was swine day at the Polk County Livestock Show today & Mena Public Schools were well represented. The Junior Livestock sale is Friday at 7pm....
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Ticket Sales for Harding Academy vs Mena Bearcats The Mena Public School District has announced plans for sales of tickets for athletic events for the 2020-21 school year. Due to Covid-19, the Governor and Arkansas Department of Health has put a limit on the number of people who can attend indoor and outdoor activities. These restrictions are not the desire of anyone in the district. However, for the health and safety of our players, coaches and fans, we MUST adhere to the guidelines set by the ADH and Governor. We are fortunate, at this time, to be able to continue with our sporting events. Mena Public Schools will adhere to the Indoor and Outdoor venue guidelines set forth by the Arkansas Department of Health. Anyone over 10 years of age must wear a face covering at all times. Single-household family groups can sit together but must be 6-feet apart from other groups or individuals. Seating areas will be marked such that every other row is unoccupied. Anyone found not to be in compliance with the regulations set forth by the ADH will be asked by an administrator or security officer to comply. Refusal to follow directives will result in removal from the premises. Due to the new guidelines, MPS will no longer allow FREE ADMISSION passes other than those issued by the Arkansas Athletics Association. Ticket Prices: Per game admission is $5.00 per person. Football Games: -Bearcat Stadium Capacity-680 Football Players, Band, and Cheer will be issued a certain number of redeemable tickets first. Then there will be a limited number of tickets available to the general public (no more than 2 tickets per person) that can be picked up at the Central Office the day of the event from (8:00am to 3:45pm). Football Visitors: a limited number of tickets will be provided for the visiting team at the beginning of each week. State officials are not allowing band and cheer to attend away games. (The same will happen when the Bearcats/Ladycats go on the road—we will get the ticket information out ASAP for these events.) Unfortunately, during this time, tailgating before athletic events is NOT ALLOWED. Attendees will NOT be allowed on the track, field, or court at any time before, during or after the event. Immediately after the event, fans need to exit the facility.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Three day weekend coming up!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Attention Mena High School and Middle School FFA Livestock Exhibitors: If you made the premium auction on Friday September 4th. Please bring prepackaged snacks and canned drinks for the auction.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Harding Academy vs. Mena Stadium Capacity-680 Players, Band, and Cheer will be issued tickets first. There will be a limited # of tickets available to the public (no more than 2 tickets per person) available at the Central Office the day of the event from (8am-3:45pm)
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The DeQueen vs. Mena 7th grade & junior high football games that were scheduled for tonight & cancelled will be played on Monday, October 5th. GO BEARCATS! https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics…
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Students arrive for school this morning, returning to campus after two missed days due to inclement weather and flooding.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Thank you for the wonderful donation from WoodmenLife Insurance!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Thursday, September 3, 2020 Lunch Menu: Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Fish Sticks with Mac & Cheese; Cheeseburger, Chicken Tenders, Taco Bar, Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich, Popcorn Chicken Salad, and Turkey Croissant Sandwich Friday - Popcorn Chicken Parm, Corn Dog, Chicken Sandwich, Pizza, Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich, Pizza Salad, and Turkey Croissant Sandwich Clubs & Activities: Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Student Council in Ms.Hobson’s Room Friday - FBLA meeting Sports: Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Junior High Football will host De Queen at Bearcat Stadium, beginning at 5:30 - CANCELLED Friday - Senior High Football will host Harding Academy at Bearcat Stadium at 7:00 Don’t forget to bring money for your lunch accounts. If you need to know your balance, email Mrs. Jennifer @ jennifer.mccauley@menaschools.org. Yearbook sales for the 2021 Mena High School Yearbook have officially begun. Be sure to order your yearbook before October 1 to take advantage of the lowest price of $50. If you personalize your yearbook before October 1 with your name on it for an additional $6, you will receive four free icons for the cover. See Mr. Philpot in room 205 for the new format for ordering yearbooks this year. There are paw prints on the floor in the cafeteria to mark where you should stand in line for social distancing. This is for breakfast and lunch. All students should be dropped off and picked up in the student parking lot by the patio. There is stuff left from the lockers last year in the counseling center. IF you left things in the lockers, please come see if it is here, and take it with you! MHS Cheerleading Competition team will be doing a fundraiser this fall. They are personalizing your parking spots. It is $25 to have them do this, please see Coach Hughes room 315 for more details or to purchase your personalization. The first FBLA meeting of the year will be tomorrow, Friday, in Room 401 during Enrichment. We will discuss the upcoming fall conference as well as the possibility of fundraisers and community service projects. If you would like to join, dues are $15. Dues can be paid at the meeting or to Mrs. Torix any day before or after school, during Enrichment or between classes.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Public Schools will be open & students will return to class on Thursday September 3rd..
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena students showed cattle at the Polk County Livestock Show on Wednesday. Swine will show on Thursday at the Polk County Fairgrounds.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Virtual & blended students will have to sign up for meals every week. Meals may be picked up at Louise Durham or High School on Fridays between 1 and 2 pm We are no longer allowed to serve on the SSO option so meals will be charged to the student’s account, as though the student was in school, based on their Free/Reduced/Paid status. The form will need to be filled out by 2 pm Thursday for meal pick up on Friday. Follow the link to fill out the form for September 8th-11th. https://forms.gle/rpeN5wcJLRvoBUCRA
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The beginning band parent meeting that was scheduled today at the Mena Middle School is cancelled. It will be rescheduled at a later date.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
After consulting Polk County leaders about road conditions and seeing the rain forecast for tomorrow morning, Mena Public Schools is announcing that it will close tomorrow, September 2nd, for the safety of all students and employees. This will be an AMI day.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena students showed goats & sheep at the Polk County Livestock Show on Monday. Cattle will be on Wednesday & swine on Thursday at the Polk County Fairgrounds.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
HHE Students were sent home with their chrome books and chargers today. This should enable them to work on today’s assignments even though we are not on campus. You should be able to reach your child’s teacher via Seesaw if you have any questions.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Due to dangerous water levels and the threat of more heavy rain, Mena Public Schools will be closing all schools and releasing students this morning at 8:30. All after school activities are cancelled, as well.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Jr. Bearcats knocked off Mansfield 16-6 at Bearcat Stadium Monday. Mena starts the season 1-0 & will host DeQueen Thursday at 6pm. GO BEARCATS!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The 7th grade Bearcats sprinted to a 28-6 win over Mansfield Monday. Mena begins the season 1-0 & will play at Lamar on September 17th. GO BEARCATS!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
ATTENTION PARENTS!!!! Free and Reduced Meal Applications are available on-line Only ONE application PER household is needed. If your household received a Notice of Direct Certification - there is no need to complete a meal application this year - To apply online click on the link:: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/813911/FREQUENTLY_ASKED_QUESTIONS_ABOUT_FREE_AND_REDUCED_PRICE_SCHOOL_MEALS.pdf If you have any questions, or need a paper form sent home, contact Sherry Newman - sherry.newman@menaschools.org - 479-394-1710
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The weather forecast is calling for a 30%-40% chance of storms when school dismisses today & at the beginning of tonight's 7th grade football game at Bearcat Stadium. With Mostly cloudy skies by 6:00pm. https://www.weatherbug.com/weather-forecast/hourly/
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Thank you to whoever took the time to brighten the Teachers morning at MMS this today!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Golf will be playing schools from around the area at Degray State Park Golf Course beginning at 4:00pm. Jr. volleyball will play at Fort Smith Ramsey beginning at 4:00pm. 7th grade & Jr. football will host Mansfield at Bearcat Stadium beginning at 5:30pm. GO BEARCATS!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Enjoying some sunshine at Mena Middle School with our new sport - “Mask-it Ball.”
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Bearcats score 39 points in the first half & cruises to a win in the season opener over DeQueen Friday night. Mena will play Harding Academy next Friday at 7pm in Bearcat Stadium. Go Bearcats!!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Flashlight Friday in Mrs. Plunkett’s Class!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Monday, September 21: Senior Picture Make-Up/Retakes Day with Prestige (approximately 75 Seniors still need their senior pictures taken). These will be in the MHS safe room, with the possibility of using the MMS safe room for picture prep. Monday: September 28: MHS School Day Picture Day with Lifetouch. Grades 9, 10, 11, and Faculty. MHS Safe Room. Tuesday, September 29: MMS School Picture Day with Lifetouch. Grades 6, 7, 8. and Faculty. MMS Safe Room. Monday, October 12: Sports Picture Day for all Fall Sports, Cheer, Band and all Basketball teams.(grades 7-12). Per the AAA, we are not able to take group/team photos, so Lifetouch will be essentially "photo shopping" together a team/group photo of each of our teams and groups. They are our only resource to get team photos this year. More info will be available as these dates draw closer & if there are any changes we will let you know.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Friday, August 28, 2020 Lunch Menu: Friday - Crispito with Cheese, Backyard Burger, Mini Corndog, Pizza, Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich, Pizza Salad, and Turkey Croissant Sandwich. Clubs & Activities: Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Sports: Friday - Senior High Football at De Queen Students, we are voting for the 2020-2021 Student Council Members TODAY! Be sure to check your email and cast your vote before 3:25pm. *Yearbook sales for the 2021 Mena High School Yearbook have officially begun. Be sure to order your yearbook before October 1 to take advantage of the lowest price of $50. If you personalize your yearbook before October 1 with your name on it for an additional $6, you will receive four free icons for the cover. See Mr. Philpot in room 205 for the new format for ordering yearbooks this year. There are paw prints on the floor in the cafeteria to mark where you should stand in line for social distancing. This is for breakfast and lunch. All students should be dropped off and picked up in the student parking lot by the patio. There is stuff left from the lockers last year in the counseling center. IF you left things in the lockers, please come see if it is here, and take it with you! MHS Cheerleading Competition team will be doing a fundraiser this fall. They are personalizing your parking spots. It is $25 to have them do this, please see Coach Hughes room 315 for more details or to purchase your personalization. There will be an FFA officer candidate meeting today in the gym during Enrichment. All candidates must attend!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Virtual & blended students will have to sign up for meals every week. Meals may be picked up at Louise Durham or High School on Fridays between 1 and 2 pm We are no longer allowed to serve on the SSO option so meals will be charged to the student’s account, as though the student was in school, based on their Free/Reduced/Paid status. The form will need to be filled out by 2 pm Thursday for meal pick up on Friday. Follow the link to fill out the form for September 8th-11th. https://forms.gle/rpeN5wcJLRvoBUCRA
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Attention Livestock Exhibitors: Next week you will only be excused from school on the days in which, your species will be at the fairgrounds! The following are the days for each species: Monday August 31st: Lambs and Goats Tuesday September 1st: Lambs and Goats Wednesday September 2nd: Cattle Thursday September 3rd: Hogs Even if you are selected for the auction on Friday September 4th you are not excused from school that day!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Bearcats play their season opener Friday night at DeQueen. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30pm. GO BEARCATS!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Holiday September 7th, 2020! Follow the link for the full school calendar! https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/828040/Calendar_2020-2021.pdf
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Thursday, August 27, 2020 Lunch Menu: Thursday - Chicken Nuggets, Chicken Tenders, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Taco Bar, Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich, Popcorn Chicken Salad, and Turkey Croissant Sandwich. Friday - Crispito with Cheese, Backyard Burger, Mini Corndog, Pizza, Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich, Pizza Salad, and Turkey Croissant Sandwich. Clubs & Activities: Thursday - Friday - Sports: Thursday - Senior High Volleyball at Lake Hamilton - POSTPONED due to weather. Will be rescheduled at a later date; Junior High Football home versus Mansfield - CANCELLED Friday - Senior High Football at De Queen All after school activities planned for today must be postponed due to the possibility of inclement weather. *Yearbook sales for the 2021 Mena High School Yearbook have officially begun. Be sure to order your yearbook before October 1 to take advantage of the lowest price of $50. If you personalize your yearbook before October 1 with your name on it for an additional $6, you will receive four free icons for the cover. See Mr. Philpot in room 205 for the new format for ordering yearbooks this year. There are paw prints on the floor in the cafeteria to mark where you should stand in line for social distancing. This is for breakfast and lunch. All students should be dropped off and picked up in the student parking lot by the patio. There is stuff left from the lockers last year in the counseling center. IF you left things in the lockers, please come see if it is here, and take it with you!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Thursday night's 7th/JH football games & sr. volleyball games have been postponed due to possible inclement weather. The football games will be played instead on Monday the 31st at Bearcat Stadium against Mansfield at 5:30pm. Volleyball may be played at a later date.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena weather forecast is calling for cloudy conditions Thursday morning during school drop off with an increasing chance of rain later in the day. Click the link for the Mena Public School Weather Page. https://www.weatherbug.com/weather-forecast/hourly/…
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Attention Livestock Exhibitors: We highly recommend this year that you contact and invite potential buyers and supporters for the Jr. Livestock Auction. The auction will be Friday September 4th at 6:30 in the commercial building. With the cancellation of the Polk County Fair, we feel there are many supporters in the community that do not realize that the Livestock Shows and auction will continue. Our auction could possibly be a failure without you making these contacts! The auction will be conducted in a different manner as in previous years. This year the auction will be conducted without the exhibitors displaying their animals during the auction. Please do your part in helping to make our Jr. Livestock Auction a success!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
According to Coach Craig Bentley Thursday night's 7th/JH games will be postponed due to possible inclement weather. Both Schools are working on a makeup date at this time. The Sr. VB teams will play at H.S. Lakeside on Thursday beginning at 5:00pm.... GO LADYCATS!!!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 Lunch Menu: Wednesday - General Tso Beef Dippers, Hamburger, Hot Dog, Wing Bar, Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich, Turkey Salad, and Turkey Croissant Sandwich. Thursday - Chicken Nuggets, Chicken Tenders, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Taco Bar, Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich, Popcorn Chicken Salad, and Turkey Croissant Sandwich. Friday - Crispito with Cheese, Backyard Burger, Mini Corndog, Pizza, Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich, Pizza Salad, and Turkey Croissant Sandwich. Sports: Thursday - Senior High Volleyball at Lake Hamilton; Junior High Football home versus Mansfield. Friday - Senior High Football at De Queen *Yearbook sales for the 2021 Mena High School Yearbook have officially begun. Be sure to order your yearbook before October 1 to take advantage of the lowest price of $50. If you personalize your yearbook before October 1 with your name on it for an additional $6, you will receive four free icons for the cover. See Mr. Philpot in room 205 for the new format for ordering yearbooks this year.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Virtual & blended students will have to sign up for meals every week. Meals may be picked up at Louise Durham or High School on Fridays between 1 and 2 pm We are no longer allowed to serve on the SSO option so meals will be charged to the student’s account, as though the student was in school, based on their Free/Reduced/Paid status. The form will need to be filled out by 2 pm Thursday for meal pick up on Friday. Follow the link to fill out the form. https://forms.gle/XADdNcVxzX4eUYL8A
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Wednesday, August 26th I. Yesterday, especially during lunch, several of you had to be reminded to put your mask on after eating. Wear your mask. This is a major guideline that allows us to keep our school open. If you need a break from wearing your mask during lunch, simply walk to an area where you are at least 6 feet away from others, and you can remove your mask. II. Please remember to do your best to self-check your temperature and symptoms at home in the mornings. Do not come to school if you have fever or do not feel well. III. Reminders: • Get all of your signed paperwork turned in to your 1st period teacher asap. • Charge your chromebooks each evening. • Bring your own water bottle to school so that you can use the bottle filling stations. • Stay on the right-hand side of the hallways during class changes. • Only 3 people at a picnic table when eating outside. • Only 2 people on a bench when eating outside. IV. You all have done a fantastic job of throwing your trash away during breakfast and lunch. Thank you. V. Lunchtime Weather: We will likely be inside for lunch today. LUNCH “A”: You can eat in the Cafeteria, Library, the spare tables in the main hallway, or you can sit against the wall in the 6th grade hall, keeping your distance. LUNCH “B”: You can eat in the Cafeteria, Library, the spare tables in the main hallway, or you can sit against the wall in the 7th / 8th grade hallways, keeping your distance. VI. Lunch Menu: * General Tso’s Beef Dippers​ * Hamburger * Hot Dog * Wing Bar * PB&J Sandwich * Pizza * Turkey Croissant Sandwich VII. Club / Group Meetings: None today.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
All Mena campuses experienced heavy rain this morning. As always our staff was up to the task. The weather when school dismisses today is calling for cloudy skies at 3:00pm with a 30% chance of storms by 4:00pm. https://www.weatherbug.com/wea…/10-day-weather/mena-ar-71953
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Ladycats at Lake Hamilton Sr. JV Mena Won 2-0 Sr. Varsity Mena Won 3-0 7th Grade Mena Won 2-1 Jr. JV Lake Hamilton Won 2-0 Jr. Varsity Lake Hamilton Won 2-1 The senior team will play at Lakeside on Thursday at 5:00pm. The junior teams plays at FS Ramsey on August 31st
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
This Friday'S football game at DeQueen will begin at 7:30pm. It was originally scheduled for 7pm. Also, Clarksville has cancelled the game scheduled for Friday, September 4th. Instead Mena will play Harding Academy at Bearcat Stadium. An updated schedule will be released soon.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Follow the link to learn the library book checking out process for blended students. https://docs.google.com/…/1YqvYBY2bTy-ZTzRusEBuvdnoU_B…/edit
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Attention HHE Parents/Guardians: Please be sure you register with the family app for Seesaw. This will be how we digitally communicate throughout the year. It will enable us to send paperwork and notes home digitally, to try to lessen the spread of germs. Your child’s teacher sent home paperwork to do this. If it has been misplaced, or you have any questions, please let us know!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena 7th, Jr JV & Jr. Varsity play at Lake Hamilton today at 4:30pm. GO LADYCATS!!!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Tuesday, August 25th Everyone did very well yesterday in following the safety guidelines that have been put in place. Please remember that this is a learning process for all of us and we will likely be adjusting a few things in the next several days as we discover what is working, what isn’t working, and what improvements we can make. The bus drivers are reporting that they are seeing several students not wearing their masks on the bus. You must follow all safety guidelines in order to attend school. You must have a mask on from the time you get on the bus until you arrive at school and are in an area where you are social distanced. Turn all of your signed paper work in to your 1st period teacher asap. These forms are required as a part of your enrollment. Please remember to charge your chromebooks at home every evening. If you think your schedule is incorrect or if you need to discuss a schedule change, you need to check your school email. Our Counselor, Mrs. Rose, has emailed a form for you to fill out. Reminder about the water bottle filling stations. Please arrive at school with a full bottle and refill as needed. Remember to walk on the right-hand side of the hallways during class change. When you are at lunch, do not put your chewing gum on your tray and leave it there. Throw your gum away. Please remember whether you are eating inside or outside, you are allowed to sit where there is no Bearcat paw sticker. Lunchtime Weather: Lunch Menu: BBQ Chicken, Cheeseburger, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Taco Bar, PB&J Sandwich, Cobb Salad, Turkey Croissant Sandwich Club / Group Meetings: None today.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Greenwood defeated the Jr. & Jr. JV teams 2-0 Monday night at the Union Bank Center. The Jr. High is back in action on Tuesday at Lake Hamilton. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter=20083
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The math department finished a great first day at MMS!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Virtual & blended students will have to sign up for meals every week. Meals may be picked up at Louise Durham or High School on Fridays between 1 and 2 pm We are no longer allowed to serve on the SSO option so meals will be charged to the student’s account, as though the student was in school, based on their Free/Reduced/Paid status. The form will need to be filled out by 2 pm Thursday for meal pick up on Friday. Follow the link to fill out the form. https://forms.gle/P8bqh6gf8vvJd39i9
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Virtual & blended students will have to sign up for meals every week. Meals may be picked up at Louise Durham or High School on Fridays between 1 and 2 pm We are no longer allowed to serve on the SSO option so meals will be charged to the student’s account, as though the student was in school, based on their Free/Reduced/Paid status. The form will need to be filled out by 2 pm Thursday for meal pick up on Friday. Follow the link to fill out the form. https://forms.gle/J81xjdomzJMfHr7X6
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The MHS math department is geared up for the first day!!!!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Seniors set the tone! MHS Principal David Maxwell spoke to seniors fist thing this morning about the coming year. It's great to have a facility like the performing arts center where these large group meetings can happen.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Monday, August 24 th I. If you think your schedule is incorrect or if you need to discuss a schedule change, you need to check your school email. Our Counselor, Mrs. Rose, has emailed a form for you to fill out. II. Reminder about the water bottle filling stations. Please arrive at school with a full bottle and refill as needed. The school does not supply empty water bottles to students. III. At some point fairly soon, all 6 th graders and all new students will receive an MMS ID card. Sometime after that, the 7 th & 8 th grade students will be able to request a replacement card. The first replacement card is free. Any replacement card after that will cost $3. If you do not have an ID card and you don’t have your ID number memorized, write it down somewhere so that you will know it when you go through the lunch line. 6 th graders that have their ID cards from HHE can use those at the cafeteria scanner until you receive your new one. IV. Reminder: If you are going to ride a bus today but are not sure which bus you need to ride, please let a teacher know so that they can contact the office. Someone will get with you today to let you know. V. After you eat lunch, throw your trash away before you begin any games or lunch activities. VI. Lunchtime Weather: VII. Lunch Menu: Chicken Fried Steak, Bacon Cheeseburger, Chicken Sandwich, Waffle Bar, PB&J, Turkey Sandwich, Chef Salad VIII. Club / Group Meetings: None today.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
First day photos are pouring in! Click the link & send us yours! https://forms.gle/Ag7xgSoEvmjwbNqP6
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Jr. Volleyball starts at 4:30pm in the Union Bank Center. Golf begins at 3:30pm at the Nashville Country Club. GO BEARCATS!! https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena MIddle School students arrive for the first day of school. Spirits seemed high as we begin adjusting to the new normal. https://www.menaschools.org/o/mena-middle-school
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Send us your first day of school pictures! Whether your student is traditional, blended or virtual. Just click the link to submit a photo. https://forms.gle/Ag7xgSoEvmjwbNqP6
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
It is illegal to pass a stopped school bus whenever its red lights are flashing, as students are present. The law requires drivers to stop on 2 lane and 4 land highways in both directions, even those with a middle lane. Drivers cannot attempt to pass in any direction until the school bus vehicle has finished receiving or discharging its passengers and is in motion. Follow the link for more info http://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/public/userfiles/Communications/Flashing_Red_Kids_Ahead/Bus_Flier_2019.pdf
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena scrimmaged Mansfield at Bearcat Stadium Friday night. The first game of the season is Friday 8/28 at DeQueen. GO BEARCATS!!! https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter=19617
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
4,000 face masks for students and staff will be distributed for the 20/21 school year that begins on August 24th. Each student, age 10 & above, will receive face masks for use on campus. These face masks will become the responsibility of the student. The Centers for Disease Control has info on how to wear & care for masks. Just follow the link. https://www.cdc.gov/…/prevent…/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
What a nice surprise from the Union Bank of Mena! Our staff has been working a huge amount of hours in preparation for the first day of school on Monday. We so appreciate your support. Pizza was delivered to all campuses for lunch today.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
4,000 face masks arrived at Mena Public Schools on Friday. They will be distributed to students and staff for the 20/21 school year that begins on August 24th. Each student, age 10 & above, will receive face masks for use on campus. These face masks will become the responsibility of the student. The Centers for Disease Control has info on how to wear & care for masks. Just follow the link. https://www.cdc.gov/…/prevent…/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
If you missed the Chromebook pickup on Wednesday and Thursday, there will be stations set up before the bell Monday morning. You need to will visit all three stations before the bell rings. Station #1 -- Chromebook Pickup will be in the library with Mrs. Ashcraft. Station #2 -- Schedules and Information packets will be at the Bearcat head with Mrs. Jackson. Station #3 -- Parking Permits will be at the front of the math hall with Mrs. Warner.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Attention All Mena High School Students Please have your parent or guardian fill out the on-line lunch application, do not fill it out yourself. Your parent/guardian should be listed as the applicant, not the student. It does affect the status of your meal application. If you have already submitted an on-line application, DO NOT resubmit or do another application. If you have any questions regarding your application, please have your parent call Sherry Newman at our Administration Office.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Sr. High Bearcats will scrimmage Mansfield Friday night at Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium beginning at 7pm... GO BEARCATS!!!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
ATTENTION PARENTS! Please daily check your students for symptoms of Covid 1) Do they have a cough? 2) Any difficulty Breathing? 3) Sore throat? 4) A Loss of taste or smell? 5) Had contact with a positive Covid-19 person in the last 14 days? 6) A fever? If any of these are a yes, please keep your child home, notify the school and monitor your child. They should be fever free for 48 hours before returning to school.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Please remember that traditional students can pick up schedules & blended students can pick up Chromebooks on Friday 8/21 from 8:30am-11:30am & 1:00pm-3:00pm at the Middle School Bus Loop..GO BEARCATS!!!!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Public Schools—Ticket Sales for 2020-21 The Mena Public School District has announced plans for sales of tickets for athletic events for the 2020-21 school year. Due to Covid-19, the Governor and Arkansas Department of Health has put a limit on the number of people who can attend indoor and outdoor activities. These restrictions are not the desire of anyone in the district. However, for the health and safety of our players, coaches and fans, we MUST adhere to the guidelines set by the ADH and Governor. We are fortunate, at this time, to be able to continue with our sporting events. Mena Public Schools will adhere to the Indoor and Outdoor venue guidelines set forth by the Arkansas Department of Health. Anyone over 10 years of age must wear a face covering at all times. Single-household family groups can sit together but must be 6-feet apart from other groups or individuals. Seating areas will be marked such that every other row is unoccupied. Anyone found not to be in compliance with the regulations set forth by the ADH will be asked by an administrator or security officer to comply. Refusal to follow directives will result in removal from the premises. Due to the new guidelines, MPS will no longer allow FREE ADMISSION passes other than those issued by the Arkansas Athletics Association. Ticket Prices: Per game admission is $5.00 per person. Football Games: -Bearcat Stadium Capacity-680 Football Players, Band, and Cheer will be issued a certain number of redeemable tickets first. Then there will be a limited number of tickets available to the general public (no more than 2 tickets per person) that can be picked up at the Central Office the day of the event from (8:00am to 3:45pm). Volleyball Games (7th-12th grade):--UBC Capacity-240 Volleyball players will be issued a certain number of redeemable tickets first. Then there will be a limited number of tickets available to the general public (no more than 2 tickets per person) that can be picked up at the Central Office the day of the event from (8:00am to 3:45pm). Football and Volleyball Visitors: a limited number of tickets will be provided for the visiting team at the beginning of each week. State officials are not allowing band and cheer to attend away games. (The same will happen when the Bearcats/Ladycats go on the road—we will get the ticket information out ASAP for these events.) Unfortunately, during this time, tailgating before athletic events is NOT ALLOWED. Attendees will NOT be allowed on the track, field, or court at any time before, during or after the event. Immediately after the event, fans need to exit the facility. During multi-game nights, parents are encouraged to exit the facility when their child’s game is over to allow room for other parents/family the opportunity to watch their child’s game. Hopefully, we can complete our seasons as scheduled and YOU can help by supporting our efforts. GO LADYCATS and BEARCATS! tagTag
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Middle School & Holly Harshman Elementary Open House Videos are now available for you to watch. Just click on the link below to get started. Mena High Schools video will be added as soon as it is available. LDE has sent their videos to the individual students on SeeSaw & they will not be available online. https://docs.google.com/…/2PACX-1vRxBBzTmS50mV_Kz9ceNv…/pub…
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
LDE Drop Off & Pick Up Times and Procedures We will accept K-2 car rider students starting at 7:20am each morning. The K-2 Drop off/pick up will be the same route as last year. K-2 car rider pick up will be split into 2 groups. The first group will begin picking up at 2:45pm. The 2nd group will begin picking up at 3:05pm. Teachers have notified families about times and other drop off and pick up information via internet and mail. The Pre-K drop off/pick up needs to turn on Gann street then turn left on Missouri then left on North Reine street then right on Bolton. When Pre-K is leaving they need to turn LEFT on North Reine. This will help with traffic congestion and make traffic run more smoothly for everyone.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Golf will be playing at the Degray Lake State Park Golf Course against teams from around the area on Thursday at 4:00pm. The Mena Sr. Ladycats will host Van Buren in a benefit game at 5:30pm Thursday in the Union Bank Center.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Joe Bunch & James Davis walk you through bus safety policies for the start of the 20/21 school year. The first day of school is Monday, August 24th. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1sNMmvbQBiZu3Ru1mYSlLPeLNrIJCoY4K/view?usp=sharing
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena School Board conducted their August meeting on Tuesday Evening in the Mena High School Library. The meeting began with the approval of the minutes from the July meeting & a brief Superintendents Report. In new business the board approved the 2019/2020 inventory list. Assistant Superintendent Lee Smith spoke on changes in the District Policies Manual. A majority of the changes revolved around recently released changes in Title IX requirements. The changes were accepted. Administrators from LDE, HHE, MMS, MHS & PCVA then spoke on changes in the handbook as well as the reentry plan at each campus. All were minor & mostly related to Covid 19. The changes & re-entry plans were unanimously approved. Little to no changes have been made to the extracurricular/athletic handbook, coaches handbook & athletic administration guidebook. The few changes had to do with Covid policies & all were approved. Mr. Shane Torix then presented point of contact information to the board. He updated them on Covid policies & the reporting procedure. No action was required. Mr. Danny Minton then gave an update on projects around the district of which Included the installation of new equipment in the kitchen at HHE, a walk in cooler at MMS, new track fencing at Bearcat Stadium and painting of faded red awnings at the high school. Minton also happily reported that the district has passed all inspections leading up to the school year. The board approved a year end transfer of $362,767.22 to the building fund. These funds were designated for projects in 19- 20. These funds will be transferred back as those projects are completed. Personnel was the final item on the agenda. The board accepted the retirement of Tammy Taylor & the resignation of Terry Dino Cabello as well as Julie Gordon. The board also approved the hiring of Heather Catlett for MHS History & Kristi Cogburn for MHS/MMS Choir. The next meeting of the Mena School Board will be held on Tuesday, September 22nd
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Bearcats & Ladycats competed at the Waldron Country Club earlier today. They will play again on Thursday at Degray. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics…
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
BLENDED STUDENTS! Chrome Book check out will be on Wednesday, August 19th. Here is the schedule for the following grade levels: 3rd grade- 8:30-9:30 4th grade- 10:00-11:00 5th grade- 1:00-2:00
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Changes have been made to the Jr. High & Sr. High volleyball schedules.. Click the link https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
A message from Mr. David Maxwell!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS Blended Students Next Steps Make sure you have completed the Blended Application. Complete the School Registration for new and returning students. Call the MMS office if you need a “snap code” Complete the Online Meal Application, this helps the school receive funding regardless of those that qualify. Watch our Virtual Open House to get information about MMS. Come by Mena Middle School Bus Loop: (Wednesday or Friday 8:00- 11:30, 1:00-3:00) sign the Parent/Student Compact for Blended Learning** sign the Mena Public Schools Chromebook Acceptable Use agreement** Sign the Parent Acknowledgement and Permission sheet.** sign or pick up any grade specific paperwork. Receive the checked out Chromebook for the student. Monday, August 24th login to Google classroom and start working. Students check your email and classroom daily. ** IF you can print and sign these documents early, it will speed up the process.** Schedules Available! Student Schedules are available online in HAC. For a printed copy of the Schedule, drive by the Middle School Bus Loop on Wednesday, August 19th from 8:00 to 10:00 to pick one up.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Student Schedules are available online in HAC. For a printed copy of the Schedule, drive by the Middle School Bus Loop on Wednesday, August 19th from 8:00 to 10:00 to pick one up.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
From Susan Bodey Aramark Food Service Director We will be handing out 5 days of breakfast and 5 days of lunch beginning this Friday Aug. 21. Meals may be picked up at Louise Durham or High School on Fridays between 1 and 2 pm We are no longer allowed to serve on the SSO option so meals will be charged to the student’s account, as though the student was in school, based on their Free/Reduced/Paid status. The form will need to be filled out by 2 pm Thursday for meal pick up on Friday. https://forms.gle/J81xjdomzJMfHr7X6
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Holly Harshman Elementary is asking that parents not drop off their students before 7:30am if at all possible. The first day of school is Monday, August 24th.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Dear Parents / Guardians, The safety of our students, staff, and patrons is an integral part of the daily routine at Mena Middle School. The purpose of this letter is to inform you about our established procedures for dropping off and picking up your child. Officers from both the Mena Police Department and Polk County Sheriff’s Office are aware of the following safety procedures and assist in their enforcement. The Car Rider Line is located in our back parking lot on Dallas Avenue. The entry and exit points are clearly marked with signs. This is the only authorized drop off and pick up area for students who are not transported by bus. *In the mornings, students may not exit your vehicle until you have reached the clearly-marked drop off / pick up area and are not allowed to walk across the parking lot from a vehicle that is parked. *During after-school pickup, your child will not be allowed to approach your vehicle until you have stopped in the designated drop off / pick up area. Students are not allowed to walk across the parking lot to a parked vehicle. If you desire to have your child walk to your parked vehicle, you as the parent or guardian, must walk your child across the parking lot, making sure that the duty teacher is aware that you are doing so. *Vehicles are not allowed in the Bus Loading / Unloading Areas from 7:15 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.and from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. *Students are not allowed to be dropped off or picked up at the Bearcat Stadium parking lot because doing so would require the child to walk across the path of incoming and outgoing buses. *Arkansas Act 738 – Prohibits drivers of all ages from using cell phones in a school zone during school hours. If you have any questions or comments regarding the safety procedures at Mena Middle School, please feel free to contact us. 479-394-2572
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Hello Mena High School students! We are looking forward to our students returning to campus on Monday, August 24th! For our first day to be as smooth as possible, we would like to issue Chromebooks, schedules, and parking passes early. Students and parents may come pick up a Chromebook, welcome packet, schedule, and parking pass on Wednesday, August 19th and Thursday, August 20th, from 11:00am to 6:00 pm. Parents must accompany their students to sign the acceptable use/Chromebook policy. Staff will be set up under the Bus Loop Pavillion. Parking can be on the bus loop or field house parking lot. Please wear a mask. To make this process as smooth and quick as possible, please fill out all paperwork online prior to arrival. Neither Chromebooks nor parking passes will be issued without the completion of the paperwork. Find the paperwork at this link https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScpaEOaxMkBvaQrt6QccxyZj7_8Ffju82rt_2Zg-5lBN_gsEg/viewform Parking spots will be $10 per student. The cheerleaders are offering custom painted parking spots for an additional $25 per student. Custom painted spots will be limited to student name & 3x3 design. There will be three stations. You will need to visit stations one and two, station three is optional. 1.Chromebook & Acceptable Use Policy 2.Packet & schedule 3.Parking pass (optional)
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
ATTENTION STUDENTS! A link has been sent to student emails grade 9-12 for schedule change request. The form will be live until Wednesday the 19th at 4 pm.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena will play at the Waldron Country Club on Tuesday at 3:30pm.. GO BEARCATS!!!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Free and Reduced Meal Applications are available on-line Only ONE application PER household is needed. If your household received a Notice of Direct Certification - there is no need to complete a meal application this year - To apply online click on the link:: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/…/FREQUENTLY_ASKED_QUEST… If you have any questions, contact Sherry Newman - sherry.newman@menaschools.org - 479-394-1710
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
HHE parents need to complete this form and submit it on students Grades 3, 4, and 5 before August 24. We look forward to seeing all of you. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdVBKvlwJM3z2wB656wZzfeAGqMWN6lQbF-7jWtUN_hCmOG0Q/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Watch your email for news! Teachers have emailed all parents with instructions for the new year. If we did not have your emaiI address, you can expect a letter or a call. If you do not receive either, we probably don’t have you registered. If that is the case, please call the office at 394-2943. We cant wait to have our HEROES return to the building!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
IMPORTANT Upcoming Events for Holly Harshman Elementary: 1) TEACHERS will begin contacting parents today regarding student classroom assignments. Be waiting for a call from your child's new homeroom teacher! :) 2) BOTTLED WATER- If you would like to drop of bottled water for students (it was listed on school supply form) you can begin doing so next week, August 17th-21st. Water can just be left on front porch of HHE. Thank you so much! 3) BLENDED STUDENTS- Chrome Book check out will be on Wednesday, August 19th. Here is the schedule for the following grade levels: 3rd grade- 8:30-9:30 4th grade- 10:00-11:00 5th grade- 1:00-2:00 *ENTER through cafeteria doors AFTER being screened. :) * WE ask that only ONE parent & ONE student come for check out. *MASKS are required for students 10 and older. Thank you for your continued support!! WE are ready for a fabulous year!!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
All LDE parents will need to submit this health form on students in grades Pre-k(Mena Public School class) Kinder, 1st, and 2nd grades before August 24. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeoEp8mfCMT18XhszsVDjU0vyuJrjVHzESk9krk0PQ2j80jaA/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Attention Mena High School Students! Important information is being communicated to you through your school Email ! Please make a habit of checking it regularly !
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The football scrimmage against Mansfield has been rescheduled to Friday August 21st at 7 PM. This will be a Senior High scrimmage only. The 7th Grade and Junior High Bearcats are scheduled to next see action on August 27th for their season opener at Bearcat Stadium.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
There will be a virtual parent meeting for Bearcat Football(7th, Junior High and Senior High) on Thursday 8/20 @ 6:00 on Zoom. We will send the Zoom info via our remind groups. Guardians can get the info from their players, if they aren't signed up, please get them on.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Public Schools Bearcats Ready for Learning Plan! https://5il.co/icgo
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
If you have not registered your student online you are asked to do so as soon as possible... Links for registration: Returning Students: https://registration.powerschool.com/family/gosnap.aspx?action=24782&culture=en New Students: https://registration.powerschool.com/family/gosnap.aspx?action=24780&culture=en tagTag PhotopinAdd LocationpencilEdit If you need a snap code please contact the school office. Mena High School - 394-1144 Mena MIddle School - 394-2572 Holly Harshman Elementary - 394-3151 Louise Durham Elementary - 394-2943
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
If you are wanting to be a Mena FFA officer this year please print off the application below or come by the agriculture building to pick one up. Applications are due August the 27th and need to be turned in to Mr. Maye or Goodnight. Officer interviews will be the 8th of September. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZW3WbfwKdZTVnu2KaDNo_Ch-wcqJ2UWc/edit
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mile Split ranks the Mena Bearcats 9th in 4A Boys Cross Country Preview!!! Click the link for the full story.... https://ar.milesplit.com/articles/284013-4a-boys-xc-preview
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Holly Harshman teachers will be enjoying a freshly remodeled break room this year.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mr. Joe Bunch & Mr. Leo Barge talk about the cleaning & sanitizing plan for the 20/21 school year. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5Kd-d3FKsk Click the link for more info on the Clorox Total 360 System. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOKX4220Bqc
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The football team began practice in pads today as anticipation builds for the season opener on August 28th at DeQueen... GO BEARCATS!! https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics…
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
There is a buzz of activity at Mena Public Schools. Including crews putting on a much needed new coat of red at Mena High School!!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena School District teachers began early with a day of training with Edmentum Professional Services in the Performing Arts Center! Edmentum training continues Tuesday & Wednesday as in preparation continues for the 20/21 school year which begins on August 24th...
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Public School offices are closed today. Regular office hours will resume on Monday. You can see the complete 20/21 calendar on the Mena Schools website. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/828040/Calendar_2020-2021-4.pdf
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Star recently polled it's readers & ask them to choose the "Best of the Best" in Polk County. Thanks to the Mena Star & their readers. Also a big thank you to our patrons who truly are the "Best of the Best". GO BEARCATS!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Pick up a copy of this weeks Mena Star & see who is the "Best of the Best" in Polk County. Thank you for voting for Mena Public Schools!!! We value & appreciate our students & patrons.... GO BEARCATS!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena High School Senior High Band gets their first practice of the summer together using instruments this evening at Bearcat Stadium.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
If you are wanting to be a Mena FFA officer this year please print off the application below or come by the agriculture building to pick one up. Applications are due August the 27th and need to be turned in to Mr. Maye or Goodnight. Officer interviews will be the 8th of September. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1caOmnFL5bKSti_smarzm_ta5_bN95XZR/view?usp=sharing&fbclid=IwAR3W90po4IB9kCBwmRoSY7VaAHeOIiD2tfhRPcIHvtxyGzbcIHS1pxruAJk
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Tamara Smart & Vicky Maye host a virtual tour of Holly Harshman Elementary while explaining new safety procedures for the beginning of the 20/21 school year.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q46ggmIHEFM
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Public Schools is in search of a secondary Vocal Music Instructor. To apply visit https://menaschools.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Public Schools has an opening for a Secondary Social Studies Teacher. To apply visit https://menaschools.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Arkansas Department of Health released the Directive for Community and School Sponsored Music Return to Play. If you would like to read the document just click on the link.. https://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/…/directive_Community_and_…
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Bearcat Jack Hunter shot a 98 on Tuesday over 18 holes at the Degray Lake Golf Course and a 48 on Wednesday over 9 holes at the Waldron Country Club.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Bearcats have put on the helmets this week. Check the 2020 schedule on the Mena Schools Website.. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics…
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Bearcat Golf will be on the course Wednesday, August 5th at the Waldron Country Club... Click the link for the complete schedule https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics…
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Arkansas Activities Association has released the results to the 2020-2021 Governing Body ballot. One of the proposals that passed will require all Arkansas senior high boys and girls basketball games to use a visible 35-second shot clock in the 20/21 season. Please visit aractivities.org/proposals to view the details of all proposals.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Bearcat Golf will be on the course for the first time this season on Tuesday, August 4th at the Degray Lake State Park Golf Course near Arkadelphia... Click the link for the complete schedule https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics…
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Bearcat Band began practice this morning with marching fundamentals... Show music sectionals begin tonight at 6:30pm.. GO BEARCATS!!! https://menabands.weebly.com/ https://www.facebook.com/Mena-Bearcat-Bands-125506807483653/
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
AAA news release concerning the status of fall sports in Arkansas public schools..
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
New water bottle filling stations are being installed at all Mena campuses as preparation continues for the first day of school on August 24th!!!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The 2020-2021 Holly Harshman Elementary Parent/Family Engagement Plan is now available on our website... Click the link to view https://www.menaschools.org/o/holly-harshman-elem…/documents
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The 2020-21 Mena School District Parent/Family Engagement Plan is now available on our website... Click the link https://www.menaschools.org/o/mena-school-district/documents
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena School District Comprehensive Counseling Plan is now available on our website. Click the link https://www.menaschools.org/o/mena-school-district/documents
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Middle School Families, our teachers have been calling parents to discuss the Bearcats Ready for Learning Plan. To date, we have been able to reach about 75% of our students but we need your help. If you have not heard from a teacher concerning your child's plan for learning at Mena Middle School Please call Mrs. Rose at 479-394-2572 or email Mrs. Rose (leilani.rose@menaschools.org) with a good contact number and time you will be available to chat. We will do our best to reach you as soon as possible.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
ONLINE REGISTRATION INFO FOR NEW & RETURNING STUDENTS!!! If you reeved a letter concerning registration with the website, schoolwebiste.com, the link is incorrect. Please follow the link below to complete registration. Links for registration: Returning Students: https://registration.powerschool.com/family/gosnap.aspx?action=24782&culture=en New Students: https://registration.powerschool.com/family/gosnap.aspx?action=24780&culture=en
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Students received a lesson in shearing at the Mena Lamb & Goat Day Camp today at the Polk County Fairgrounds... https://www.facebook.com/mena.ffa.5
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena band students picked up instruments & set up percussion this morning at the Paul Gray Band Center... Fundamentals & sectionals begin Monday, August 3rd..
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats are scheduled to tip-off the 2020 volleyball season with a benefit game against Van Buren on Thursday, August 20th in the Union Bank Center.. Workouts continued this morning in the UBC. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics…
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
ATTENTION RECENT GRADUATES !!!! The Extended Academic Challenge Scholarship Application Deadline is August 1st. The website is scholarships.adhe.edu
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Middle School Has released the list of supplies that students will need to purchase for 20/21.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The 2020 schedule for Mena Cross Country has been released... Follow the link to our website all athletic schedules... https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics…
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
A message from Ms. Taylor, Choir will still be a family this year. We will still be together working to produce beautiful music with our voices. We will still uplift each other, strive for excellence in all that we do, and support each other. We will still be a family. How we sing and where we sing may be completely different, but we will sing. ArkCDA already has a plan in place for virtual region auditions if we can't have in person auditions due to COVID19. A decision will be made on September 4 telling us how we will go forward with auditions. I have our notated music and am getting it learned!! Looking forward to seeing everyone!!! Wow!! It has been too long!!! https://www.facebook.com/Mena-High-School-Choirs-177150872361349/
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Important dates coming up for Mena FFA !!!!!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena High School Golf Schedule for 2020 has been released ! You can check the schedule for all Mena sports on the website https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
You can be a part of the Mena Bearcat Golf Team!!! ALL students are Welcome to play even if they’ve never played before. If they don’t have clubs, the coach can help with that!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The tentative date that had been scheduled for Mena Fall Sports Picture Day and Media Day was originally Monday, August 3, but that has been postponed with no rescheduled date determined yet. With groups such as football, volleyball, cheer, and senior high band part of this picture day event with Lifetouch and Mena Public Schools, we will work to find a date in the coming weeks once we can determine the safest and most accommodating way to capture posed sports photos, particularly group photos. With the postponement of sports photos, the production of the 2020 Mena Fall Sports Souvenir Program will be postponed, as well.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School Band Director Charles Morgan released the Summer Band Schedule earlier today. If you want to know more about the Mena Band check out their website at https://menabands.weebly.com/
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson announced a $10,000,000 commitment from the Emergency Education Relief Fund for 20,000 Wi-Fi units for students across the state. Click the link to watch the press conference. https://www.youtube.com/watch…
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena teachers are participating in online training this morning with Edmentum in preparation for the 20/21 school year... https://www.edmentum.com/
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Parents & Guardians of returning K-12 students at Mena Public Schools may register you child online. Just click on the link & follow the instructions. https://registration.powerschool.com/family/gosnap.aspx?action=24782&culture=en
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Be sure to make a shortcut to the Mena Public Schools Weather Page. You find current conditions, a ten day forecast, weather cam & more... https://www.weatherbug.com/weather-forecast/now/mena-ar-71953?location=mena-ar-71953
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The turf at Bearcat Stadium got some much needed work done today! De- compaction, vacuum, sweeping, magnetic debris removal, infill replace and anti microbial treatment! Thanks to Southern Turf Specialties! They did an Outstanding job!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The updated Mena Public School Calendar for the 2020/2021 school year !!! https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/814966/Calendar_2020-2021__1_.jpg
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Crews continue to work across all the district campuses in preparation for the 20/21 school year.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena teachers, including 3rd grade teacher Sara Parsons, continue to contact parents to ask them which Ready for Learning choice they will make for their children this year. If you have not been contacted you will get a call soon.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Members of the Ready for Learning Academic Team are meeting in the MHS Library for training on the new Go Kits. Those attending will in turn train others in the district. Go Kits are a new tool that will give teachers an advantage in the traditional & blended learning environment
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Here is the 2020-2021 school supply list for Louise Durham! 1. A backpack 2. A bottle of hand sanitizer All other school supplies will be provided!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena teachers have been contacting parents to ask them which Bearcats Ready for Learning choice they will make this year. We have collected responses for 621 students and 80% of parents are choosing traditional learning. Calls are still being made and you will get a call soon.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Prep continues daily for the new school year. Mena Middle School staff met online this afternoon & received the latest info from Principal Clifton Sherrer.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MPS will provide many hand sanitizing stations in classrooms and hallways. The district has purchased state-of-the-art antimicrobial electrostatic systems.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena tech team members Lorrie Henry & Chuck Cox are inspecting & doing inventory on the new Go Bundles that recently arrived.. These feature the latest technology that will allow teachers to apply online & traditional teaching formats..
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena School Board gathered for their regular July meeting on Tuesday evening at Mena Middle School. The meeting began with the Superintendent’s Report. Mr Benny Weston informed the board that they may be seeing some large purchases in the financial report & that the district will be reimbursed with CARES Act Funding on those purchases at a later date. Weston then asked the board for input on whether or not exchange students should be accepted in 20/21. This is normally an administrative decision. After a brief discussion all board members agreed that the district would accept exchange students as usual. A quick mention was made of the state & local bus training which was held at the MHS Performing Arts Center on Tuesday. Also a part of the Superintendent’s Report was the Bearcats Ready for Learning Plan which was presented by Assistant Superintendent Dr. Lee Smith. That led to discussion on the use of mask by students in the coming school year. The board agreed that the district will adhere to the Governors order & adjust as guidance is given. In new business Mena Middle School Principal Mr. Clif Sherrer presented the adjusted School Calendar for 20/21. It was approved unanimously & the new calendar will be posted on social media & the Mena Schools Website soon. Mena Mayor Seth Smith has requested a partnership with the district on a project to extend the overlay on Geyer Drive next to Holly Harshman Elementary. The board gave Weston permission to negotiate an agreement with the City of Mena. A bid was accepted & approved from Polk County Farm Bureau in the amount of $22,698 on insurance for all the district buses & vehicles. The board approved the annual $200 petty cash allotment for each campus in the district & the annual Statement of Assurances passed with no discussion. District Maintenance Supervisor Danny Minton gave an update on numerous projects. He also approached the board with two bids to paint the red portions of MHS. The low bid of $22,000 by a Mena company was approved. Minton also stated that sneeze guards for each office & some other locations have been ordered & a needs assessment is underway for classrooms. A total of 20 bottle filling stations have been ordered & 20 hand sanitizing stations have been built. The financial reports were approved, the amended adjusted salary schedule proposed at the June meeting was approved & the board voted to allow principals to make changes to student policies as guidance from the state is delivered. Finally in personnel matters the resignation of Josh Bradford was accepted & the hiring of Tyler Huntington as MMS Band Director was approved. Sam Varner was also put on contract as a bus driver…
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
URGENT MESSAGE TO ALL PARENTS
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School Band Parents (2020) Please go to this link and sign up for the new high school band parents remind. All upcoming communication will go out on this new remind. https://www.remind.com/join/h2h2ga Mena High School Band Students (2020) Please go to this link and sign up for the new high school band parents remind. All upcoming communication will go out on this new remind. https://www.remind.com/join/f4fd9d8
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The graduates of 2020 bid farewell to Mena High School Saturday at Bearcat Stadium.. CONGRATULATIONS GRADUATES!!!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Public Schools will provide many hand sanitizing stations in classrooms and hallways. Signage in bathrooms will emphasize the importance of hand washing and instruct students on proper procedures. The district has purchased state-of-the-art antimicrobial electrostatic systems to disinfect classrooms, hallways, commons areas, and buses. These systems will be used on a routine basis and in the event of outbreaks. Furthermore, general cleaning agents will be used along with further disinfection training of administrative, teaching, clerical, and custodial staff.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Wax on!!! Mr. Leo Barge making it happen today at MHS!!! https://www.facebook.com/MenaPublicSchools/videos/684033732489968/
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
WE will supply MOST supplies for students this year in our school supply kits & ask that you provide the following items *Backpack *Disinfectant wipes or Lysol *Hand sanitizer *Kleenex *24 pack of bottled water Kits provided for students that choose traditional OR blended.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena High School Class of 2020 participated in graduatiion practice this morning. Commencement will begin at 9:00am on Saturday, July 18th in Bearcat Stadium.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Schedule adjustment for next week:There will be no 7th and JH workouts on Tuesday. Senior High work outs will be at 1:00. The rest of the week will be normal. We just finished a great work week for all age groups! Bearcats got better!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has issued a mandate requiring masks to be worn in public statewide. The district will wait on guidance & may make changes to the district's Ready for Learning Plan. Click the link to watch the press conference. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sk3NOo84PDQ&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR0MEaCvKNLQZKh41brknB9Z5jSKNMDV6LAgQGW92FA0xygr2oozU6W2q8o
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Public Schools Bearcats Ready for Learning Plan! Learning options, safety & frequently asked questions are included. Follow the link to the Mena School District website to read the entire document. https://5il.co/icgo
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Final preparations are underway this morning for the 2020 graduation ceremony at Mena High School. Practice will be on Friday, July 17th at 7:30 a.m.. Commencement will begin at 9:00am on Saturday, July 18th in Bearcat Stadium...
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Dear Families of 2020 Graduates, UPDATE!!!! Congratulations on your graduate’s accomplishment. I am excited about this event as I hope you are, and I really am looking forward to Saturday morning. As we are under Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) and Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) guidance, the following guidelines are expected for the safety of those in attendance: 1. Family passes will be given to the graduate at Friday morning’s practice. It will be the graduate’s responsibility to deliver these to family members. Each pass will be color coded for bleacher or on-field seating and will be personalized for the graduating family according to the number of passes initially ordered. 2. Special ADA wheelchair accessible seating has been provided for those that have requested, as well as one family member to sit with ADA seating on the track in a social distancing setting. 3. Gates for stadium entrance will be opened at 7:45 a.m. on Saturday morning for the 9:00 a.m. start. 4. All family pods in the home and visitor bleachers will be marked with social distancing guidelines in mind. (An eight person family pod will require sixteen feet of space for the family to sit together. The next family pod will be six feet away in all directions) 5. All seating is first come first served including on-field seating for parents. Family groups need to enter the stadium together in order to keep our social distancing requirements intact. 6. Masks must be worn by all persons inside the venue over the age of ten (10) years. 7. Infants, in the care of a pass holder, do not count against the maximum eight (8) stadium capacity. As much as I would love to have the stadium filled for this event, our guidance requires only ⅔’s capacity. I am asking for your cooperation with district staff in this endeavor so that we may celebrate the graduates as they should be celebrated. Sincerely, David R. Maxwell, Ed.S. Principal Mena High School
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena FFA Lamb Day Camp is happening today at the Polk County Fairgrounds. Students are learning showmanship skills for the upcoming livestock shows.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Attention MHS Parents & Students! Student Chromebooks issued last school year need to be turned in as soon as possible at the Mena High School office. Each one will need to be serviced & disinfected before the new school year begins. Office hours are 8:00am - 4:00pm. Your cooperation is appreciated.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena High School graduation will be this Saturday at 9am in Bearcat Stadium. You can watch the event on the Mena High School Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/MenaHighSchool/
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Back by popular demand! The actual cover of the 2020 Hooten's Arkansas Football & the Mena Bearcat version... GO BEARCATS!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The 2020 Mena Ladycat volleyball schedule has been released. Just follow the link to the website.. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics…
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Assistant Superintendent Dr. Lee Smith is leading a meeting of the Health & Wellness Committee this morning. The committee consist of local health professionals, school nurses, students, administrators & teachers. Student Support, Facilities and Transportation, Human Capital, District Operations and Fiscal Governance and Community Engagement Committees will all be meeting this week to develop the Mena Public School’s “Ready For Learning Plan”. The state announced that the 20/21 school year will begin the week of August 24th.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Unfortunately, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, each athlete will be responsible for scheduling their own physical with a physician. Sports physicals need to be completed by August 7th, 2020. The physical form is available here or can be obtained from your coach.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Summer workouts continued today for the Mena Bearcats. The first football game of the season is scheduled for Friday, August 28th at DeQueen. GO BEARCATS!!!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Pandemic or no the grass still grows... Good job Mark !!!!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Attention Parents of Athletes and students who participate in Extracurricular Activities Grades 7-12. *This includes sports, band, choir, cheer.* Please follow steps 1-6 on the left hand side of the flier. You will create an account for the Parent and the Student. DragonFly Max is the new portal used by AAA that makes sports and activities more organized with easy-to-use digital forms, health records and team communication tools. Any questions, please contact Shane Torix (479)394-1144.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Schools Leadership are meeting this morning in the Mena High School Performing Arts Center. Many of the questions that our patrons have concerning the 20/21 school year are on the agenda. Options will be available & answers can be expected soon. Your patience is appreciated.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Jr. Ladycats are working on their game today in the UBC!!!!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Yesterday was Senior Pictures Day for the MHS class of 2021, which took place in the MHS and MMS safe rooms. For any upcoming MHS senior who did not get their pictures taken yesterday, there is currently a scheduled makeup picture day set for September 21.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Jr. High Bearcats being tested this morning when arriving on campus & before beginning their workout...
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Preparations continue for the new school year at all Mena campuses. The first day of school is scheduled for Thursday, August 13th.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Public Schools is pleased to announce that the DESE has approved the plans for our July 18, 2020 Commencement Ceremony. Seniors and junior escorts should watch their email for instructions. We can allow two (2) on the field and up to eight (8) in the bleachers for each graduate. Practice will be on Friday, July 17th at 7:30 a.m.. Commencement will begin at 9:00am on Saturday, July 18th in Bearcat Stadium... Again seniors & junior escorts should watch their school Email for more information..
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Don't forget that Sr. Pictures are being taken today!!! See the earlier post for the info....
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
After a week off the Mena Bearcat Basketball Team was back at practice today in the Union Bank Center.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Bearcat Football Schedule for July!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
REMEMBER SR. PICS ARE MONDAY JULY 6TH!!! Attention Mena High School Senior Class of 2021!While our world has been less than normal and routine for the past few months, we are busy making arrangements for the first round of senior pictures for your class as we prepare for whatever the upcoming school year may look like. Prestige by Lifetouch is coming to Mena High School on Monday, July 6, for your senior portraits!Be on the lookout for your postcard to come in the mail, which will not only give you your designated appointment time, but will include other necessary details to prepare us all for this special day of pictures. The postcards are being sent to the mailing addresses we had on file at the school for you as of when we went home in March. Once you receive your postcard, you will need to go on Prestigeportraits.com to confirm your appointment time. No walk ins are allowed so you must confirm an appointment to be photographed on this day.There will be multiple safety protocols in place to ensure that this photo experience is successful, memorable, and safe for all involved. Each student is required to bring a helper, which can be a parent, a sibling, or a friend, but each student is only allowed one person to accompany them for the picture session appointment. Each person (students and their helpers, photographers, school staff) will be required to have their temperature taken and answer a series of questions before entering the safe room for photos. Also, each person will be required to bring their own face mask, and they must be worn at all times. Seniors will be allowed to remove their face coverings when they sit down for their pictures.Even if you do not plan to purchase any of these senior portraits, the school and yearbook staff still need to have you get your pictures taken for various uses during your senior year. If you are unable to attend this scheduled picture day, there is currently a make-up picture day scheduled for Monday, September 21.Be on the lookout for more information coming in the next two weeks, and please contact Andy Philpot, MHS Yearbook Adviser, at andy.philpot@menaschools.org with any questions you may have as we get closer to picture day! --
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
We are so excited to have our online registration ready for incoming kindergarteners. If you have a student that will be 5 years old before August 1, 2020, please click on the link below and start your journey as a Bearcat! https://registration.powerschool.com/family/gosnap.aspx?action=24780&culture=en
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Head Cross Country Coach Randy Peters announced today that another Bearcat will be running in the collegiate ranks in 2021! LOGAN MYERS has committed to UA Rich Mountain. Logan has been a part of XC since the 8th grade at Mena and has earned All Conference and All State honors multiple years! Peters said "UARM will be getting a steal and I know he will do great things there in continuing his educational and athletic endeavors!"
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
June 23, 2020 Dear Seniors and Juniors of 2020, It is with great disappointment that I must inform you that the 2020 Junior/Senior Prom scheduled for July 10, 2020 is cancelled due to social distancing guidance from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) concerning large group gatherings. Seniors, our application for the 2020 Commencement scheduled for July 18, 2020 has been submitted to DESE and we await approval. Upon approval, instructions will be sent to all seniors via school email. I have requested on your behalf for your school email to remain active until August 1, 2020 in order for us to remain in contact. Again, I must restate that the 2020 Junior/Senior Prom has been cancelled. #itsgreattobeabearcat Data Maxell David R. Maxwell, Ed.S. Principal Mena High School
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The pros at Aleshire Electric installed a new set of lights at Union Bank Park recently. A lightning strike earlier this year forced the replacement of the pole,lights & also damaged numerous other systems on the MHS & MMS campuses...
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
A reminder that Mena Public Schools will implement an athletic dead week 6/29-7/3... The Arkansas Activities Association waved the traditional athletic dead weeks this year. Mena elected to recognize the 2nd week. Athletes and coaches will be off June 29th-July 3rd. Patrons are reminded that all workouts are voluntary. If you have any questions please contact your coach. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/staff
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena High School Library has it's own website. Check it out by following the link: http://bit.ly/mhs-library
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Attention Mena High School Senior Class of 2021! While our world has been less than normal and routine for the past few months, we are busy making arrangements for the first round of senior pictures for your class as we prepare for whatever the upcoming school year may look like. Prestige by Lifetouch is coming to Mena High School on Monday, July 6, for your senior portraits! Be on the lookout for your postcard to come in the mail, which will not only give you your designated appointment time, but will include other necessary details to prepare us all for this special day of pictures. The postcards are being sent to the mailing addresses we had on file at the school for you as of when we went home in March. Once you receive your postcard, you will need to go on Prestigeportraits.com to confirm your appointment time. No walk ins are allowed so you must confirm an appointment to be photographed on this day. There will be multiple safety protocols in place to ensure that this photo experience is successful, memorable, and safe for all involved. Each student is required to bring a helper, which can be a parent, a sibling, or a friend, but each student is only allowed one person to accompany them for the picture session appointment. Each person (students and their helpers, photographers, school staff) will be required to have their temperature taken and answer a series of questions before entering the safe room for photos. Also, each person will be required to bring their own face mask, and they must be worn at all times. Seniors will be allowed to remove their face coverings when they sit down for their pictures. Even if you do not plan to purchase any of these senior portraits, the school and yearbook staff still need to have you get your pictures taken for various uses during your senior year. If you are unable to attend this scheduled picture day, there is currently a make-up picture day scheduled for Monday, September 21. Be on the lookout for more information coming in the next two weeks, and please contact Andy Philpot, MHS Yearbook Adviser, at andy.philpot@menaschools.org with any questions you may have as we get closer to picture day!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mrs. Ashcraft wants to remind all Mena High School students to return all library books. Seniors, please check your school Email to see if you still have books out. A box is located at the front entrance.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Attention 2020 Seniors We will be having a drive-thru pick up for the Cords & Stoles on Thursday, June 25 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. under the awning at the MMS bus loop. Exact change or a check is required. Students please check your Emails for a list of items and prices or you may call the high school office. Commencement will be July 18th at 9am with students arriving at 8am. Practice will be at 8am on July 17th. Participation in practice IS REQUIRED.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Coach Sandifer & Coach Johnson put the Bearcat Baseball Team thru their paces this morning at Union Bank Park.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
We have received new guidance on outdoor venues, and are able to increase the number of people in the stadium for our July 18th event. Graduating seniors will be receiving a call from the office asking for your number required. Your first notification from me only allowed two tickets for the field and four in the bleachers, but we have now added to this number. Currently we can allow two (2) on the field and up to eight (8) in the bleachers. Expect the call and get your numbers ready. I look forward to seeing you at practice on July 17th at 7:30 a.m. in the MMS parking lot. David R. Maxwell, Ed.S. Principal Mena High School
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Jr Ladycats and 7th grade Jr Ladycats have been working hard the past two weeks in the weight room, foot/speed work and skill work. Coach Fryar and Coach Goss have been very proud of them.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Hello, this is Coach Peters! I have been wanting to get an app that allows players and parents to see practice times and schedules! I have never had much luck with the Remind app, so I thought I would try the BAND app. I will be posting the link for the app for all parents and players below! I would love to get feedback from parents/players about the app through the comments or messenger! Please share, so we can get the word out to all parents/players! Thank you! When you sign up please put your FIRST and LAST name so I can contact you if I ever need to! Hey, join our 'Mena Bearcat Basketball' group on BAND - The app for groups and communities! https://band.us/n/a9ab39c7E2ydn
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Here is some info on our workout times coming up! Very proud of our kids and coaches at working hard both on the field and at keeping safety our #1 priority! Go Bearcats!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena School Board met on Tuesday in the Mena Middle School Library & faced a lengthy agenda. Follow the link for the full story. https://www.menaschools.org/article/261150?org=mena-school-district
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The AAA has decided to waive the required 2020 summer dead weeks. The Mena AAC has decided that workouts would continue June 21st-27th & athletes and coaches would be off the second week June 28th-July 4th. Patrons are reminded that all workouts are voluntary.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mr. Benny Weston awarded Mrs. Paulete Sherrer with a plaque honoring her for her service to the Mena School District at Tuesday's school board meeting. Those attending applauded & wished her well in retirement.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The MMS parking lot is being freshened up in preparation for the new school year. The first day of school is scheduled for Thursday, August 13th.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Basscats competed at the Trader Bill’s High School Championship on Lake Ouachita on Saturday, June 13th. https://www.facebook.com/traderbillshighschooltrail/
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Brotherton mentioned on Max Preps list of the Top 12 Arkansas high school football players from the Class of 2021. https://www.maxpreps.com/news/OE9CbJUjdEGnjjDcZDYJqA/top-12-arkansas-high-school-football-players-from-the-class-of-2021.htm
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations Austin Johnston on winning the 2020 Terry (Pops) Hudgens Memorial Scholarship. He will be attending Arkansas Tech this fall where he will pursue his fishing career. We would like to thank Trader Bill’s for all of their help with the scholarship.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The current situation and restrictions regarding Covid-19 have led us as a chapter to decide not to participate in the 2019-2020 State FFA Virtual LDE and CDE contests. Based on the inability to practice, meet as a group, and the possibility of not having access to the proper technology needed for every student, we feel like this would be extremely difficult to pull off. Also, there will be NO National CDE or LDE contest this fall in Indianapolis. This is an unfortunate situation for all but especially for our senior members and we have this! We appreciate your understanding during these challenging times and look forward to getting back to some normalcy in the future!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Attention Class of 2020! Please take a moment to fill out the MHS Graduation Survey. Follow the link to the google form. https://docs.google.com/…/1UXL_DqLQyDznCrwOg_is3c…/viewform…
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Governor Asa Hutchinson & Dr. Ivy Pfeffer spoke at length today about a return to the classroom. Dr, Pfeffer is the Deputy Commissioner of the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education Click the link to watch today's press conference. https://www.youtube.com/watch
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
In case you missed the announcement on June 3rd ! - Prom is tentatively scheduled for July 10, 2020. We will make arrangements and set guidelines for safety prior to the event. - Commencement is tentatively scheduled for July 18, 2020. We will make all necessary safety protocols and limitations available to you as soon as possible. - Both of these events are contingent upon the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) approval and the allowance from the Governor on his planned June 30th update.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Members of the Bearcat Senior High Football team worked out at Bearcat Stadium this morning, practicing the required distancing mandates, but still were able to get some reps in with passing.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Members of the Ladycat Senior High Volleyball Team worked out this morning at the Union Bank Center at Mena High School.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Members of the MHS Senior High Cheer Team worked out this morning at the middle school parking lot, led by Cheer Coaches Andrea Hughes and Samantha Breedlove. The group focused on stretching, calisthenics, and jumping.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena School District Parent/Guardian Survey for Fall 2020 - Please complete 1 survey per household. Please take the time to complete the following survey. Your input is valuable to us. We have never before had to prepare for a school year like the upcoming Fall 2020 Semester. There are still so many unanswered questions for parents, students, and school personnel. The Mena School District is asking you to consider the following statements in each category and check all of them that apply to your situation. Your choices for your student and shared concerns are important to us. Your feedback will assist us to make important decisions about the upcoming 1st semester of the 2020-2021 school year. With your input our goal is to continue to strive to best meet the needs of our students and their families while still remaining in compliance with all the state agency guidelines and restrictions. We will offer you similar choices again in preparation for the 2nd semester of the 2020-2021 school year. Please complete one survey per household. Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your input. *If you are participating in this survey and you know someone in our district with no internet access, please direct them to call our Administration Office at (479)394-1710 and answer these important survey questions over the phone. https://forms.gle/mzHQpZVujrqW7tT87
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
2019-20 Photo Flashback: Mena High School Senior Chantal Sims signs the National Inclusion Day poster in the cafeteria, along with the assistance of Jackie Biard, on Wednesday, March 4.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
2019-20 Photo Flashback: Bearcat Senior Beau Tomblin clears the bar during the high jump track meet Bearcat Stadium on Thursday, March 12. This was the last spring sports event that MHS students participated in before spring sports were suspended due to COVID-19.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Middle School students who earned all A's last semester!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Middle School students who earned all A's & B's last semester!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Sr High and Jr High Cheer got in a conditioning workout today. Cheer Coach Samantha Breedlove said she was proud of the athletes for showing up and pushing through the first workout of the season!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
2019-20 Photo Flashback: Junior members of the MHS Student Council pose for one of their group photos on Monday, February 24, during their student council photo shoot for the 2020 MHS Yearbook.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Ladycats & Bearcats are getting in their workouts on the first day of re-entry!!!!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
We are excited to see our guys on Monday. The coaches have been working extremely hard to make sure we keep each athletes safety #1! Reminder: All work is voluntary. Below are group assignments for our Junior High and 7th grade football players. Only addition to the below info.....if there is a 7-9th player who ONLY plays football, they will report at 2:30 on Tues and Thurs. This is for the month of June. Group 1 @ 11:00am Monday & Wednesday Skill Players (receivers,quarterbacks,running backs,defensive backs) Group 2 @ 1:30pm Monday & Wednesday Linemen (offensive & defensive) If you are unsure which group you are to attend please reach out to a coach Reminder, no workouts on June 9! For all the athletic work out schedule click on the link. https://www.facebook.com/MenaPublicSchools/photos/a.480635768762834/1503819796444421/?type=3&theater Go Bearcats!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Applications for the 2020-2021 school year are now available and can be completed online at the link below. PCVA is an online, home based educational option for K-12 students. For more information, contact PCVA Director Bridget Buckley at bridget.buckley@menaschools.org or 479-216-0205. https://forms.gle/13iWJAdUPgCMYDKS7
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Join the 2020 Mena Junior High Boys Basketball Remind App! Parents and players please join as soon as possible! https://www.remind.com/join/202021mena
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Tentative Prom and Commencement Dates!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Athletics/Extra Curricular General Guidelines for Re-Entry
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Tell your Instagram friends to like the NEW Mena Schools account! https://www.instagram.com/menaschools/
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Tell your Twitter friends to like the NEW Mena Schools account! https://twitter.com/SchoolsMena
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Please return MMS library books! Tubs are located outside the front entrance Monday -Thursday 8am-4pm..
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
JLG’s May Librarian of the Month honor goes to Louise Durham Elementary and Tiffany Williams. We could tell from seeing her social media posts that she was always willing to go the extra mile to get students to engage with books, whether through sensory mats to form a check-out line or loading up her cart to deliver books to classrooms. Read on to learn more about Tiffany... https://www.juniorlibraryguild.com/blog/post/detail/id/3050/
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena School District is actively working on a re-entry plan for our students who will be participating in extracurricular on-site summer activities including student athletes, band members, choir members, and our FFA members. Our number one priority is the safety of all of our students and staff members. We are developing a plan that properly implements and follows the Governor's Directive, the CDC Guidance, the Arkansas Department of Health Guidelines, and adheres to the Arkansas Activities Association COVID-19 Updates. This includes the planning, preparation, and training for our administrators, staff members, and coaches on the expectations of meeting each guideline, assuring prior measures are in place, and properly maintaining the use of our facilities to ensure the safety for all involved. Additional information regarding re-entry will be released directly from our district social media outlet in regards to this fluid situation. Mena Public Schools appreciates your continued support and understanding.