Mark Hobson
Unfortunately, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, each athlete will be responsible for scheduling their own physical with a physician. Sports physicals need to be completed by August 7th, 2020. The physical form is available here or can be obtained from your coach.
about 21 hours ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Summer workouts continued today for the Mena Bearcats. The first football game of the season is scheduled for Friday, August 28th at DeQueen. GO BEARCATS!!!
about 23 hours ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Pandemic or no the grass still grows... Good job Mark !!!!
about 23 hours ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Attention Parents of Athletes and students who participate in Extracurricular Activities Grades 7-12. *This includes sports, band, choir, cheer.* Please follow steps 1-6 on the left hand side of the flier. You will create an account for the Parent and the Student. DragonFly Max is the new portal used by AAA that makes sports and activities more organized with easy-to-use digital forms, health records and team communication tools. Any questions, please contact Shane Torix (479)394-1144.
1 day ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Schools Leadership are meeting this morning in the Mena High School Performing Arts Center. Many of the questions that our patrons have concerning the 20/21 school year are on the agenda. Options will be available & answers can be expected soon. Your patience is appreciated.
2 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Jr. Ladycats are working on their game today in the UBC!!!!
3 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Yesterday was Senior Pictures Day for the MHS class of 2021, which took place in the MHS and MMS safe rooms. For any upcoming MHS senior who did not get their pictures taken yesterday, there is currently a scheduled makeup picture day set for September 21.
3 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Jr. High Bearcats being tested this morning when arriving on campus & before beginning their workout...
3 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Preparations continue for the new school year at all Mena campuses. The first day of school is scheduled for Thursday, August 13th.
3 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Public Schools is pleased to announce that the DESE has approved the plans for our July 18, 2020 Commencement Ceremony. Seniors and junior escorts should watch their email for instructions. We can allow two (2) on the field and up to eight (8) in the bleachers for each graduate. Practice will be on Friday, July 17th at 7:30 a.m.. Commencement will begin at 9:00am on Saturday, July 18th in Bearcat Stadium... Again seniors & junior escorts should watch their school Email for more information..
3 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Don't forget that Sr. Pictures are being taken today!!! See the earlier post for the info....
4 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
After a week off the Mena Bearcat Basketball Team was back at practice today in the Union Bank Center.
4 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Bearcat Football Schedule for July!
9 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
REMEMBER SR. PICS ARE MONDAY JULY 6TH!!! Attention Mena High School Senior Class of 2021!While our world has been less than normal and routine for the past few months, we are busy making arrangements for the first round of senior pictures for your class as we prepare for whatever the upcoming school year may look like. Prestige by Lifetouch is coming to Mena High School on Monday, July 6, for your senior portraits!Be on the lookout for your postcard to come in the mail, which will not only give you your designated appointment time, but will include other necessary details to prepare us all for this special day of pictures. The postcards are being sent to the mailing addresses we had on file at the school for you as of when we went home in March. Once you receive your postcard, you will need to go on Prestigeportraits.com to confirm your appointment time. No walk ins are allowed so you must confirm an appointment to be photographed on this day.There will be multiple safety protocols in place to ensure that this photo experience is successful, memorable, and safe for all involved. Each student is required to bring a helper, which can be a parent, a sibling, or a friend, but each student is only allowed one person to accompany them for the picture session appointment. Each person (students and their helpers, photographers, school staff) will be required to have their temperature taken and answer a series of questions before entering the safe room for photos. Also, each person will be required to bring their own face mask, and they must be worn at all times. Seniors will be allowed to remove their face coverings when they sit down for their pictures.Even if you do not plan to purchase any of these senior portraits, the school and yearbook staff still need to have you get your pictures taken for various uses during your senior year. If you are unable to attend this scheduled picture day, there is currently a make-up picture day scheduled for Monday, September 21.Be on the lookout for more information coming in the next two weeks, and please contact Andy Philpot, MHS Yearbook Adviser, at andy.philpot@menaschools.org with any questions you may have as we get closer to picture day! --
10 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
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
16 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Head Cross Country Coach Randy Peters announced today that another Bearcat will be running in the collegiate ranks in 2021! LOGAN MYERS has committed to UA Rich Mountain. Logan has been a part of XC since the 8th grade at Mena and has earned All Conference and All State honors multiple years! Peters said "UARM will be getting a steal and I know he will do great things there in continuing his educational and athletic endeavors!"
16 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
June 23, 2020 Dear Seniors and Juniors of 2020, It is with great disappointment that I must inform you that the 2020 Junior/Senior Prom scheduled for July 10, 2020 is cancelled due to social distancing guidance from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) concerning large group gatherings. Seniors, our application for the 2020 Commencement scheduled for July 18, 2020 has been submitted to DESE and we await approval. Upon approval, instructions will be sent to all seniors via school email. I have requested on your behalf for your school email to remain active until August 1, 2020 in order for us to remain in contact. Again, I must restate that the 2020 Junior/Senior Prom has been cancelled. #itsgreattobeabearcat Data Maxell David R. Maxwell, Ed.S. Principal Mena High School
16 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The pros at Aleshire Electric installed a new set of lights at Union Bank Park recently. A lightning strike earlier this year forced the replacement of the pole,lights & also damaged numerous other systems on the MHS & MMS campuses...
16 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
A reminder that Mena Public Schools will implement an athletic dead week 6/29-7/3... The Arkansas Activities Association waved the traditional athletic dead weeks this year. Mena elected to recognize the 2nd week. Athletes and coaches will be off June 29th-July 3rd. Patrons are reminded that all workouts are voluntary. If you have any questions please contact your coach. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/staff
17 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena High School Library has it's own website. Check it out by following the link: http://bit.ly/mhs-library
17 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Attention Mena High School Senior Class of 2021! While our world has been less than normal and routine for the past few months, we are busy making arrangements for the first round of senior pictures for your class as we prepare for whatever the upcoming school year may look like. Prestige by Lifetouch is coming to Mena High School on Monday, July 6, for your senior portraits! Be on the lookout for your postcard to come in the mail, which will not only give you your designated appointment time, but will include other necessary details to prepare us all for this special day of pictures. The postcards are being sent to the mailing addresses we had on file at the school for you as of when we went home in March. Once you receive your postcard, you will need to go on Prestigeportraits.com to confirm your appointment time. No walk ins are allowed so you must confirm an appointment to be photographed on this day. There will be multiple safety protocols in place to ensure that this photo experience is successful, memorable, and safe for all involved. Each student is required to bring a helper, which can be a parent, a sibling, or a friend, but each student is only allowed one person to accompany them for the picture session appointment. Each person (students and their helpers, photographers, school staff) will be required to have their temperature taken and answer a series of questions before entering the safe room for photos. Also, each person will be required to bring their own face mask, and they must be worn at all times. Seniors will be allowed to remove their face coverings when they sit down for their pictures. Even if you do not plan to purchase any of these senior portraits, the school and yearbook staff still need to have you get your pictures taken for various uses during your senior year. If you are unable to attend this scheduled picture day, there is currently a make-up picture day scheduled for Monday, September 21. Be on the lookout for more information coming in the next two weeks, and please contact Andy Philpot, MHS Yearbook Adviser, at andy.philpot@menaschools.org with any questions you may have as we get closer to picture day!
17 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mrs. Ashcraft wants to remind all Mena High School students to return all library books. Seniors, please check your school Email to see if you still have books out. A box is located at the front entrance.
18 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Attention 2020 Seniors We will be having a drive-thru pick up for the Cords & Stoles on Thursday, June 25 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. under the awning at the MMS bus loop. Exact change or a check is required. Students please check your Emails for a list of items and prices or you may call the high school office. Commencement will be July 18th at 9am with students arriving at 8am. Practice will be at 8am on July 17th. Participation in practice IS REQUIRED.
22 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Coach Sandifer & Coach Johnson put the Bearcat Baseball Team thru their paces this morning at Union Bank Park.
22 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
We have received new guidance on outdoor venues, and are able to increase the number of people in the stadium for our July 18th event. Graduating seniors will be receiving a call from the office asking for your number required. Your first notification from me only allowed two tickets for the field and four in the bleachers, but we have now added to this number. Currently we can allow two (2) on the field and up to eight (8) in the bleachers. Expect the call and get your numbers ready. I look forward to seeing you at practice on July 17th at 7:30 a.m. in the MMS parking lot. David R. Maxwell, Ed.S. Principal Mena High School
22 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Jr Ladycats and 7th grade Jr Ladycats have been working hard the past two weeks in the weight room, foot/speed work and skill work. Coach Fryar and Coach Goss have been very proud of them.
22 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Hello, this is Coach Peters! I have been wanting to get an app that allows players and parents to see practice times and schedules! I have never had much luck with the Remind app, so I thought I would try the BAND app. I will be posting the link for the app for all parents and players below! I would love to get feedback from parents/players about the app through the comments or messenger! Please share, so we can get the word out to all parents/players! Thank you! When you sign up please put your FIRST and LAST name so I can contact you if I ever need to! Hey, join our 'Mena Bearcat Basketball' group on BAND - The app for groups and communities! https://band.us/n/a9ab39c7E2ydn
23 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Here is some info on our workout times coming up! Very proud of our kids and coaches at working hard both on the field and at keeping safety our #1 priority! Go Bearcats!
23 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena School Board met on Tuesday in the Mena Middle School Library & faced a lengthy agenda. Follow the link for the full story. https://www.menaschools.org/article/261150?org=mena-school-district
23 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The AAA has decided to waive the required 2020 summer dead weeks. The Mena AAC has decided that workouts would continue June 21st-27th & athletes and coaches would be off the second week June 28th-July 4th. Patrons are reminded that all workouts are voluntary.
23 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mr. Benny Weston awarded Mrs. Paulete Sherrer with a plaque honoring her for her service to the Mena School District at Tuesday's school board meeting. Those attending applauded & wished her well in retirement.
23 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The 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.
24 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Basscats competed at the Trader Bill’s High School Championship on Lake Ouachita on Saturday, June 13th. https://www.facebook.com/traderbillshighschooltrail/
24 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Brotherton mentioned on Max Preps list of the Top 12 Arkansas high school football players from the Class of 2021. https://www.maxpreps.com/news/OE9CbJUjdEGnjjDcZDYJqA/top-12-arkansas-high-school-football-players-from-the-class-of-2021.htm
25 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations Austin Johnston on winning the 2020 Terry (Pops) Hudgens Memorial Scholarship. He will be attending Arkansas Tech this fall where he will pursue his fishing career. We would like to thank Trader Bill’s for all of their help with the scholarship.
26 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The current situation and restrictions regarding Covid-19 have led us as a chapter to decide not to participate in the 2019-2020 State FFA Virtual LDE and CDE contests. Based on the inability to practice, meet as a group, and the possibility of not having access to the proper technology needed for every student, we feel like this would be extremely difficult to pull off. Also, there will be NO National CDE or LDE contest this fall in Indianapolis. This is an unfortunate situation for all but especially for our senior members and we have this! We appreciate your understanding during these challenging times and look forward to getting back to some normalcy in the future!
29 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Attention Class of 2020! Please take a moment to fill out the MHS Graduation Survey. Follow the link to the google form. https://docs.google.com/…/1UXL_DqLQyDznCrwOg_is3c…/viewform…
29 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Governor Asa Hutchinson & Dr. Ivy Pfeffer spoke at length today about a return to the classroom. Dr, Pfeffer is the Deputy Commissioner of the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education Click the link to watch today's press conference. https://www.youtube.com/watch
29 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
In case you missed the announcement on June 3rd ! - Prom is tentatively scheduled for July 10, 2020. We will make arrangements and set guidelines for safety prior to the event. - Commencement is tentatively scheduled for July 18, 2020. We will make all necessary safety protocols and limitations available to you as soon as possible. - Both of these events are contingent upon the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) approval and the allowance from the Governor on his planned June 30th update.
29 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Members of the Bearcat Senior High Football team worked out at Bearcat Stadium this morning, practicing the required distancing mandates, but still were able to get some reps in with passing.
30 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Members of the Ladycat Senior High Volleyball Team worked out this morning at the Union Bank Center at Mena High School.
30 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Members of the MHS Senior High Cheer Team worked out this morning at the middle school parking lot, led by Cheer Coaches Andrea Hughes and Samantha Breedlove. The group focused on stretching, calisthenics, and jumping.
30 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena School District Parent/Guardian Survey for Fall 2020 - Please complete 1 survey per household. Please take the time to complete the following survey. Your input is valuable to us. We have never before had to prepare for a school year like the upcoming Fall 2020 Semester. There are still so many unanswered questions for parents, students, and school personnel. The Mena School District is asking you to consider the following statements in each category and check all of them that apply to your situation. Your choices for your student and shared concerns are important to us. Your feedback will assist us to make important decisions about the upcoming 1st semester of the 2020-2021 school year. With your input our goal is to continue to strive to best meet the needs of our students and their families while still remaining in compliance with all the state agency guidelines and restrictions. We will offer you similar choices again in preparation for the 2nd semester of the 2020-2021 school year. Please complete one survey per household. Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your input. *If you are participating in this survey and you know someone in our district with no internet access, please direct them to call our Administration Office at (479)394-1710 and answer these important survey questions over the phone. https://forms.gle/mzHQpZVujrqW7tT87
30 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
2019-20 Photo Flashback: Mena High School Senior Chantal Sims signs the National Inclusion Day poster in the cafeteria, along with the assistance of Jackie Biard, on Wednesday, March 4.
30 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
2019-20 Photo Flashback: Bearcat Senior Beau Tomblin clears the bar during the high jump track meet Bearcat Stadium on Thursday, March 12. This was the last spring sports event that MHS students participated in before spring sports were suspended due to COVID-19.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Middle School students who earned all A's last semester!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Middle School students who earned all A's & B's last semester!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Sr High and Jr High Cheer got in a conditioning workout today. Cheer Coach Samantha Breedlove said she was proud of the athletes for showing up and pushing through the first workout of the season!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
2019-20 Photo Flashback: Junior members of the MHS Student Council pose for one of their group photos on Monday, February 24, during their student council photo shoot for the 2020 MHS Yearbook.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Ladycats & Bearcats are getting in their workouts on the first day of re-entry!!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
We are excited to see our guys on Monday. The coaches have been working extremely hard to make sure we keep each athletes safety #1! Reminder: All work is voluntary. Below are group assignments for our Junior High and 7th grade football players. Only addition to the below info.....if there is a 7-9th player who ONLY plays football, they will report at 2:30 on Tues and Thurs. This is for the month of June. Group 1 @ 11:00am Monday & Wednesday Skill Players (receivers,quarterbacks,running backs,defensive backs) Group 2 @ 1:30pm Monday & Wednesday Linemen (offensive & defensive) If you are unsure which group you are to attend please reach out to a coach Reminder, no workouts on June 9! For all the athletic work out schedule click on the link. https://www.facebook.com/MenaPublicSchools/photos/a.480635768762834/1503819796444421/?type=3&theater Go Bearcats!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Applications for the 2020-2021 school year are now available and can be completed online at the link below. PCVA is an online, home based educational option for K-12 students. For more information, contact PCVA Director Bridget Buckley at bridget.buckley@menaschools.org or 479-216-0205. https://forms.gle/13iWJAdUPgCMYDKS7
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Join the 2020 Mena Junior High Boys Basketball Remind App! Parents and players please join as soon as possible! https://www.remind.com/join/202021mena
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Tentative Prom and Commencement Dates!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Athletics/Extra Curricular General Guidelines for Re-Entry
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Tell your Instagram friends to like the NEW Mena Schools account! https://www.instagram.com/menaschools/
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Tell your Twitter friends to like the NEW Mena Schools account! https://twitter.com/SchoolsMena
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Please return MMS library books! Tubs are located outside the front entrance Monday -Thursday 8am-4pm..
about 1 month 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/
about 1 month 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.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Attention Parents of Students who attended Mena School District: State and Federal guidelines require that all special education due process forms and records be destroyed within six (6) years after a student leaves the special education or speech therapy program. If your child was dismissed, graduated, dropped from the program or found to be ineligible for special education services and/ or speech therapy during the school year 2012-2013, you have the right to review and request copies of your child’s due process records before they are destroyed. Your child also has the right to review these records providing he or she is 18 years or older. If you wish to see these records, they will be available at Mena School Special Education office beginning May 25, 2020 to June 15, 2020 from 7:00 am to 4:00 p.m. Records, which are not picked up will be destroyed on June 22, 2020. These records are NOT your child’s permanent school records, they are only special education due process forms and records. You may contact Laura Bunch Special Education Supervisor 479-394-1144
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School JAG (Job's For America's Graduates) seniors have earned $1,215,279.00 in scholarships and grants as of May 15th! Go Bearcats ! Go JAG !
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
THANK YOU to all of our amazing students and parents that completed and dropped off work that you have been doing over the past several weeks!! WE are so very proud of all you have done- this includes those of you that worked digitally the entire time, but had no "paper work" to turn in to us. LIBRARY BOOKS: WE will leave a library book tub outside of HHE throughout the month of MAY. As you come across books while cleaning, etc....please drop them off to us here at school. The tub will be outside during office hours only. Again, WE appreciate all of your cooperation during these unprecedented times! Have a wonderful summer!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to Mena Middle School on being chosen as one of the schools in the State of Arkansas to be included in an adequacy case study. They were chosen for “repeatedly performing higher than their demographics indicated they should”. "We are humbled in being chosen to be part of this case study. It is a credit to our diligent staff and the wonderful students that have graced our hallways. We look forward to helping the future of education in Arkansas." said Principal Cliff Sherrer. Our Leadership committee: Clifton Sherrer, Todd Coogan, Leilani Rose Teacher committee: Robin Ponder, Malea Ellison, Sheli Chaney  
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Middle School Offers Computer Science Course for 2020-2021 School Year Computer Science for Grades 7 and 8 is an elective consisting of an introduction to computers, hardware, software, internet, research, coding, and 21st Century Skills. This is a Project Based Learning course where students apply knowledge and skills to solve problems they identify in their school and community. Mena Middle School will continue to offer these Career Technical course electives: Family CSI (Consumer Science Investigations) Introduction to Agriculture Career Development Keyboarding Leadership through Service Learning Introduction to Business Applications / Computers These courses allow students to establish foundation skills for their future - high school, college, and workforce. Students should make their course selections via the School Form. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfiPXurZ4kFtf6EMLQ0ISAe8vRotzxcX8oYsPKcBiDlX3gAcw/viewform
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Welcome Dr. Lee Smith back to Mena. Smith has been hired as the next Assistant Superintendent at the Mena Public Schools.. GO BEARCATS!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena School Board met on Tuesday, May 19th. The meeting began with the Superintendents Report. Mr. Benny Weston updated the board on the multiple phases the leadership team is working on for reentry & the beginning of the 2020/2021 school year. Assistant Superintendent Paulette Sherrer added that a needs assesment is underway in anticipation of the award from federal COVID-19 CARES Act monies. Personnel was next on the agenda. RESIGNATIONS Traci Gray Malani Vega RESCIND CONTRACT Markie Blocker TRANSFER Amy Dollar - 6th grade social studies Justin Goodnight - Mena High School Agri Chelsea Johnson - 8th grade algebra Susan McKeever - LDE Special Education paraprofessional HIRE Dr. Lee Smith - Assistant Superintendent Cheyenne Burdess - HHE Lisa Falls - HHE LPN Alicia Farringer - MMS Special Education self contained Amy Martin - MMS Chase McCormick - MMS Agri Colby Singleton - Secondary MHS COACHING DUTIES Landon Dover - head sr. girls track Tia Fryer - assistant jr. boys basketball Ryan Luttmer - head jr. boys basketball & head jr. boys track Brad Lyle - assistant sr. boys basketball Heather Goss - head jr. girls track All were approved unanimously. The board then renewed the contract with Aramark Food Service & also renewed the agreement with Horizon Software. The board accepted the Freedom of Choice Applications of 9 students. Next was an update on the district's Five Year Plan to improve the FTE (Full-time equivalent). For the 20/21 school year the FTE has improved to 91.4% & is expected to jump to 95% once final calculations are made. Finally financial reports were approved & the meeting adjourned.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Middle School now has bins available for students to return packets, library books, and teacher books. The bins are available from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, Monday, May 11th through Thursday, May 14th and are located at the main entrance. Students' locker contents have been bagged and will be available for pickup during that time as well. MMS students will be able to return their Chrome Book device (and charger) May 18th &19th on the following schedule: 6th grade 9:00 - 10:30, 7th grade 10:30 - 12:00, 8th grade 1:00 - 2:30. The turn-in point for Chrome Books will in the bus loading area. If you have any questions, please call Mena Middle School at 394-2572."
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Any work/papers/books can turned Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of this week. Also, there are Social Studies projects that can be picked up as well. There are filing cabinets set up to place work in by grade level.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Attention Mena High School Students!!! Want to change your schedule for the 2020/2021 school year??? Follow the link & fill out the form. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc8eU47a9KlnCnGlqZh5K5NZXOLS5bFdsGYhfMzGmbD5-8R0Q/viewform?usp=sf_link
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
ATTENTION MMS PARENTS / STUDENTS: Just a reminder that all student locker contents have been bagged and labeled. All bags need to be picked up by Thursday, May 21st. After that date, all usable items will be donated to local charitable organizations. If you're not sure if your child has items to be picked up, please call Mena Middle School at 479-394-2572.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School Chromebook, textbook & library book return. Follow the link to the MHS Website for dates & times. https://www.menaschools.org/o/mena-high-school
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Exciting news to pass along! Next week we will offer a Zoom meeting with both our JH and and incoming 7th grade football players. Information will be passed along on each "Remind" group. We will get information out early next week. Until then if you have an athlete in that group it would be good to familiarize with Zoom. We can't wait to see those Bearcats! https://www.facebook.com/Mena-Bearcat-Football-453541635192334/
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Middle School has 10 Yearbooks left for purchase. Come to the school NOW if you want to buy one while supplies last.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
May 11, 2020 Dear Seniors of the Class of 2020, We would have had this meeting in person had we been fortunate enough to have had a normal fourth quarter. Senior Exit Procedure List: 1. Turn in textbooks, library books, etc. 2. Turn in Chromebooks once finished with all class requirements including AP assessments or last minute assignments to raise a grade. 3. Settle all debts with the school. Mrs. McCauley has a list and I would recommend each of you to check with her. 4. Settle all responsibilities with extra curricular including uniforms, instruments, costumes, etc. 5. Send official transcript requests to Mrs. Lauren Frost (​Lauren.frost@menaschools.org​). Once we have finalized each transcript and reviewed, we will send them electronically to the institution(s) of your choice. 6. Most importantly, start moving any items from your school Google account to your personal accounts that you feel you would benefit from by keeping. Start using your personal, professional email account now, because your school account will no longer be in use after May. Make sure your ACT, college, scholarship and employment correspondence have your personal account. Change any website usernames from your school account to your personal account if you have not already done so. This includes ACT, NCAA, FAFSA, etc. Take care of your business as early as possible, then you will not have this hanging over your celebrations of graduation.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Students: Please use the link below to select your course for next year. Link for Middle School Course Requests. https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSfiPXurZ4kFtf6EML…/viewform This link has also been sent to the student's email as well.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MHS Girls Soccer will be handing out Fan Cloth orders on Wednesday, May 20th at 11:00am at the Middle School bus loop.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Subiaco Academy has recently decided to drop to "8 Man Football" which removes them from our conference. This left us a hole in our Senior High Schedule. We are excited to announce that we will now play Booneville week 3 of the 2020 season and have a bye during week 9. We will go to Booneville in 2020 and they will come to Mena in 2021. It will be a great series!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Middle School now has bins available for students to return packets, library books, and teacher books. The bins are available from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, Monday, May 11th through Thursday, May 14th and are located at the main entrance. Students' locker contents have been bagged and will be available for pickup during that time as well. MMS students will be able to return their Chrome Book device (and charger) May 18th &19th on the following schedule: 6th grade 9:00 - 10:30, 7th grade 10:30 - 12:00, 8th grade 1:00 - 2:30. The turn-in point for Chrome Books will in the bus loading area. If you have any questions, please call Mena Middle School at 394-2572."
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Meal pick up Monday Mena Public Schools is be able to provide one more week of meals & distribution is tomorrow, Monday, May 11th...
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
ATTENTION PARENTS! Please make sure your MHS & MMS student is checking their school Email. Important information is being communicated to them through Email..
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
HHE Yearbook Distribution Date Change! Now THURSDAY, MAY 14th! 3rd grade: 9:00-11:00 4th grade: 11:00-1:00 5th grade: 1:00-3:00 Yearbook distribution will be in drive-through fashion thru the car rider line loop in front of the building.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
May 18th, 19th, and 20th There will be filing cabinets set up to place work in by grade level. Also, there will be project boards and book projects displayed from Social Studies classes. IF your name is on a board or book, you may take it home,
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Want to know more about the Polk County Virtual Academy? Just click the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2PzxYOwJi4&feature=youtu.be
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Public Schools Would like to express our appreciation for today's donation by one of our patrons to the Feed a Bearcat Program. This donation will help those students who are behind on meal charges. If you would like to help Feed a Bearcat you can make a donation at the Administration Building located at 501 Hickory in Mena or call 479-394-1710...
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
ATTENTION PARENTS!! Middle School holds a lot of new and exciting choices for your child, one of those being an elective. Your child will have to pick one of the following electives. A description is included. Your child's homeroom teacher will be in contact this week to get your child's elective choice. Elective Choices for 6th Grade 1.) Beginning Band- This is a beginning class for all those who are interested in playing a woodwind, brass or percussion instruments. Students in this class will learn the basic skills needed to progress to the Junior Band Level. Students will perform in one concert during the Fall Semester and one concert during the Spring Semester. Students in grades 6-8 are allowed to join this class based on proficiency and placement by the band directors. (Depending on instrument assignment there MAY be an instrument rental or purchase required.) 2.) Beginning Choir-This is a beginning class for any sixth-grade student. Students in this class will learn basic singing skills and vocal technique needed to progress to the middle school choir. Students will learn to sight-sing and read choral music. Choir members will sing unison and 2-part music in a variety of styles and genres. Students will perform at least two concerts during the school year. 3.) Skills for Learning- This is an elective course open to any 6th grader. The course is designed to allow students to work on emerging skills related to technology and academics. It allows students an opportunity to have additional interventions in courses that they may be struggling with as well as helping students develop organizational skills related to effective learning.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Middle School Calendar of Activities May 5th, Band School-Owned Instrument Drop Off: 8:00-3:00-Leave instruments on the sidewalk outside of the High School Band Room door. May 6th: Personalized Yearbook Distribution Students with personalized yearbook received an email about this pick-up. Questions to Melissa Lunsford (melissa.lunsford@menaschools.org or text 479-637-6599) May 7th: Yearbook distribution Drive in at the MMS Front entrance. A-H last name: 10:00-11:00 I-P last name: 11:00-12:00 Q-Z last name: 1:00-2:00 May 11th-14th: Gather Library Books, Teacher’s Books, and Packets and Locker Content Pickup Please deposit Library books or Teacher’s Books in the marked bin outside the Middle School Front door. Any AMI or PBS packets can be turned into the bins marked for each grade at the Middle School front Door. Please make sure the student's name is on the packet. Please call the office (394-2572) to confirm that you need to pick up locker stuff for your student. We will know by Wednesday, May 6th which students had locker contents. Contents have been bagged and marked and available to be picked up between 9:00 - 1:00 any day the week of May 11-14. May 18-19: Chromebook Turn in: Please bring the Chromebook and charger to the Bus loading area. 9:00 - 10:30 - 6th grade 10:30 - 12:00 - 7th grade 1:00 - 2:30 - 8th grade If you have students in multiple grades, please bring all of them at the earliest time. May 18-22 Student Registration for next years Classes Links will be shared on Facebook for next year’s 6th, 7th, & 8th graders to sign up for classes. May 21-22: Final Report Cards Released & Academic Students recognized. All A’s and All A/B’s will be recognized with a Facebook Live
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Bearcat Foundation continues to pursue our goals of partnering with MHS with assistance in areas of equipment, facilities and supplies. Thanks, to our members and supporters, BFI has gifted over $435,000 to Mena High Since 2007. A very important part of our mission is to provide a scholarship for students at Mena High and today we are happy to present the BFI scholarship for the 9th year. The Foundation scholarship differs from others in that it is scored and judged on a blind basis. All applicant’s names, family names, and commonly identifiable accomplishments are omitted from the application once received in an effort to eliminate any possible bias in the scoring process. The applicants are scored based on academic achievement, community involvement, extracurricular achievement and the compelling nature of the essay that is written for the scholarship. The committee is anonymous and does not consist of any foundation board members. All scoring is done separately by each member of the committee. The scholarship is $2,000 per student. It is my honor and the honor of every member and supporter to announce that the winners of the Bearcat Foundation Scholarship for 2020 are Mr. David Grenier and Mr. Marc Wilson.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
All Mena Middle School and Mena High School Band students will return their school owned band instruments on Tuesday, May 5th from 8am-3pm. The drop off point is in front of the high school band hall door on the sidewalk. No students will be allowed in Mena High School.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to the students awarded local 2020 JAG scholarships - Autumn Powell - $300.00 Skylar Montgomery - $300.00 Shaun Bass - $100.00
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
High School Chromebook Return will be Wednesday May 20th and Thursday May 21st in the bus loop under the High School awning. Freshmen: 9am-11am on 5/20 (Wednesday) Sophomores: 11am-1pm on 5/20 (Wednesday) Juniors: 9am-11am on 5/21 (Thursday) Seniors: 11am-1pm on 5/21 (Thursday) Friday from 9am-11am will be Chromebook Return for any who missed their allotted time.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Dates to turn in packets at HHE will be MAY 18-20th (Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday) There will be labeled bins to turn in work by grade level near the front doors. Any personal belongings that may have been left,(backpacks, journals, etc...) will be safe in our building over the summer! They will be available for collection when school resumes. Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this time!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Yearbook Distribution Date: FRIDAY, MAY 15! Due to an error with our yearbook publication house, some personalized yearbooks are back ordered. Therefore our Yearbook distribution date will not occur until Friday, May 15th. WE want to be able to provide you with the quality you ordered, so unfortunately, we'll have to wait a bit longer. See the following distribution times below: 3rd grade: 9:00-11:00 4th grade: 11:00-1:00 5th grade: 1:00-3:00 Yearbook distribution will be in drive-through fashion thru the car rider line loop in front of the building.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MHS Yearbook distribution begins today! Tuesday, April 28th *11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Seniors’ Cap & Gown and Senior Accessories Herf Jones Distribution drive-thru pick-up at bus loop *11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Seniors Yearbook Distribution drive-thru at bus loop *2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Juniors Yearbook Distribution drive-thru at bus loop Thursday, April 30th *11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Sophomores Yearbook Distribution drive-thru at bus loop *2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Freshmen Yearbook Distribution drive-thru at bus loop
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Louise Durham Elementary Yearbook Pick Up. Thursday/ April 30th. Pre-K 9am-10am Kindergarten 10am-11am 1st Grade 11am- Noon to 2nd Grade Noon-2pm We are asking that parents put a large piece of paper on the right side of their dashboard in the windshield that has their students name and students teacher. Drive through the bus loop in front of the school. We will see the child’s name and hand them the yearbook through a window.We have put siblings together and they will be picked up with the oldest child. Those that have not bought a yearbook can bring a check or exact cash of $16 and drive through Friday morning from 9 to 10.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Governor's Award for Musical Excellence is presented to an outstanding high school senior each year. The 2020 Mena High School recipient is Hope Egger. Hope has been a member of the Spotlight Singers throughout her high school career. She was an all region honors choir member each year from seventh grade through her senior year. She was an all state choir member her junior year. She currently serves as president of the Spotlight Singers and was recently voted Spotlight Singers student of the month. Students are nominated for the award based on the highest standards of musicianship, teamwork, dedication, character, and attitude. "Hope definitely embodies all these standards and more. It has been an honor to work with her the past 4 years. She is a very special young person," states choir director, Ferroll "Tammy" Taylor. Hope is the daughter of Scott Egger and the late Jayme Ozanich.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
For more information Email jimma.holder@menaschools.org
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Those that have completed packets for Pre K Can drop them in a tub outside the front doors at Louise Durham Elementary. The Tub will be available on Monday-Thursday 8:00 am until 3:00 pm, April 27- May 1. New applications can be emailed to you. Call 479-243-3813 to have an application emailed to you. Please have packets in an envelope or a large ziplock bag and marked with the student name. For more information Email jimma.holder@menaschools.org
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
With current restrictions of gatherings, we know that holding our 2020 prom and graduation events at their originally scheduled dates is not possible. We are not canceling these events, but are not yet able to set dates. The health, safety, and welfare of our community and our students are top priority at this time. Our intentions are to still hold the 2020 Junior/Senior Prom and the 2020 MHS Graduation once clearance is permitted from state and national leaders. Please continue to follow our Facebook page and your child’s individual campus page for updated information.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
From Coach Fryar and Coach Goss This is the Remind App class code for the 20-21 school year 7th grade Jr Ladycat Volleyball and basketball. If you plan on being a 7th grade Jr Ladycat, please join for updates and info.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Middle School Yearbooks Distribution Middle School Yearbooks that were pre-ordered (you have a receipt) will be distributed Thursday, May 7 as follows A - H 10:00am-11:00am I - P. 11:00am-Noon Q-Z 1:00pm=2:00pm Due to the virus, it will be curb side pickup in front of the Middle School entrance. Please do not get out of your car. It is "drive through" only through the circle drive. If, due to your work schedule, you need a different time, contact Mrs. Lunsford byTuesday, May 5 for special arrangement. Melissa.Lunsford@MenaSchools.org or text to 479-637-6599. Please provide the student's name and grade in your message. Yearbooks remaining can be purchased: Tuesday, May 12 11 am - 1 pm (1st Come / 1st Served) Limited Available Middle School entrance circle drive, curb side, drive-through Checks only accepted. Made payable to Mena Middle School Yearbook. Price is $29.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Public Schools wants to thank our students, parents, staff members, and community for your continued dedication and support to education. We understand that many of you have questions. We appreciate your patience and understanding during these unprecedented times. Guidance and answers will be given as Governor Hutchinson’s Task Force on reentry works through the three phases of release which are being handed down from the President. We will continue to communicate information to you as we receive guidance. At this time we are ready to release the following information. Monday, April 27th *Top 8 Seniors Reveal (video) on Facebook Tuesday, April 28th *11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Seniors’ Cap & Gown and Senior Accessories Herf Jones Distribution drive-thru pick-up at bus loop *11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Seniors Yearbook Distribution drive-thru at bus loop *2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Juniors Yearbook Distribution drive-thru at bus loop Thursday, April 30th *11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Sophomores Yearbook Distribution drive-thru at bus loop *2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Freshmen Yearbook Distribution drive-thru at bus loop Friday, May 1st *Senior Video (created by Journalism 2 Student Zane Stephens) to be posted on YouTube and Facebook May 4th-8th *Slide Shows of MHS Students highlighting the 2019-20 school year posted on YouTube and Facebook May 11th-15th *Slide Shows of MHS Students highlighting the 2019-20 School Year posted on YouTube and Facebook *2020 Scholarship Recipients slideshow posted on YouTube and Facebook *MHS Student Awards slideshow for 2019-20 Sunday, May 17th *3:00 p.m. MHS Senior Class of 2020 Cap & Gown Recognition Video to be posted on YouTube and Facebook Please continue to follow our Facebook page and your child’s individual campus page.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena School District is accepting applications for many positions at this time. Follow the link to our website for more information.. https://menaschools.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
At this time, Mena Public Schools will be able to provide 3 more weeks of meals. We will be distributing weekly Monday meals on April 27th, May 4th, and May 11th. To help us maintain an accurate count, please choose one of the following options: 1. If you are already on the meal pick-up list, simply continue what procedure you were following for the next three weeks. 2. If you were on the pre-list and wish to be removed, please call our Aramark Food Director at 234-1161. 3. If you would like to be added to the list to receive the next three weekly meals, please call our Aramark Food Director at 234-1161. We appreciate your partnership in helping us maintain our commitment to meet the needs of our students.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Ladies and Gentlemen....the 2020 Mena High School Yearbooks have arrived! We are making plans for a distribution event next week, so stay tuned for specific details regarding the days and times for this great opportunity to get your 2020 MHS Yearbook! If you have not yet purchased a yearbook, there are very limited quantities remaining. Since we are not at the school building currently, you can still reserve your copy of the 2020 Yearbook by ordering through www.jostensyearbooks.com with a debit or credit card for only $60! We will be posting more information about distribution soon, so stay tuned!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Assistant Superintendent Paulette Sherrer announces retirement after 30 years with TEAM Mena. 2019-2020 Assistant Superintendent 2015-2019 Federal Programs Coordinator/District Compliance Administrator 2014-2015 Holly Harshman Elementary Principal/District Compliance Administrator 2011-2014 Holly Harshman Elementary Principal 2009-2011 K-6 Literacy Instructional Facilitator 1999-2009 Third Grade Teacher - Holly Harshman Elementary 1990-1999 First Grade Teacher - Louise Durham Elementary
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
A Memorial Drive for Nature Brown will be held on Saturday, April 25th from 7:30-8:00 pm. You are invited to honor the life of Nature Brown and his family. Please remain in your vehicle as you drive through the Mena Public School Fieldhouse Loop.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena School Board held their April meeting Tuesday night & a number of personnel changes were addressed.. Recommendation to Hire – Jamie Grasman – 1st Grade Teacher Markie Blocker – 2nd Grade Teacher Abigail Sims – GT Coordinator/ESL Coordinator Recommendation to transfer within district – Robin Castor from 2nd Grade Teacher to LD PE Teacher Paula Cox from 3rd Grade Teacher to HHE Library Media Specialist Christy Harrison from MMS Self-Contained Teacher to SPED Director/504 Coordinator Randy Peters from Jr High Head BB Coach/Teacher to Sr High Head BB Coach/Teacher Deedra Hooker from Paraprofessional to Secondary English Teacher Accepted Resignations – Norma Foster Jim Pennington Accepted Resignations for Retirement – Mike Collins Paulette Crawford Freda Moore Marsha Riley Penny Smedley Paulette Sherrer Rose Tedder Complete minutes from the meeting will be posted later,,
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Applications for the 2020-2021 school year are now available and can be completed online at the link below. PCVA is an online, home based educational option for K-12 students. For more information, contact PCVA Director Bridget Buckley at bridget.buckley@menaschools.org or 479-216-0205. https://forms.gle/13iWJAdUPgCMYDKS7 tagTag PhotopinAdd LocationpencilEdit
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to Mena High School Senior CALEB HOLMES!!! If you are a senior we would like to be recognize you for the scholarships you have earned. Please complete this form. Here is the link to the form: https://forms.gle/r8nX4gqgyjscPWuPA
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS Report Cards are available to students and parents at the Home Access Center (HAC). If you have questions about logging on or need another method of delivery, please email clifton.sherrer@menaschools.org
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Attention Seniors! If you would like to be recognized for the scholarships you have been awarded please follow the link & fill out the Google form. https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSclZMgid0la3wh3G8…/viewform
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Caps and Gowns, along with anything else you have ordered from Herff-Jones will be delivered to Mena High School, Tuesday, April 28. Rick and Michelle Lancaster, our Herff-Jones partners, will provide a drive-through pick-up service for your safety and convenience. Here is how it works: Between 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., enter the bus loop between Mena Middle School and the football field. You will continue to the high school area. Place a sheet of paper in the front window of your car on the passenger side with your name printed in LARGE letters. When you arrive at the high school, lower your window and your graduation order will be passed to you. PLEASE STAY IN YOUR CAR. If you are paid in full, after you receive your order, continue on the bus loop around the field house and exit the campus by the football field. If you owe for your supplies, you may pay by debit/credit card or with correct change in cash. If you need to know how much you owe, you can check on-line or text Rick (501) 318-8126 with your name and that you go to MHS and he will reply with your balance.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Arkansas Choral Directors Association recognizes individual students and choral groups that participate in region choral performance assessment and excel in academic achievement. The awards program features two levels of recognition based on the 4.0 grading scale: Distinguished Academic Achievement (GPA of 3.25 or higher) and Excellence in Academic Achievement (GPA of 3.00 - 3.24). The GPA of the first semester of the current school year is used to determine award recipients. The Spotlight Singers earned a group Distinguished award with a combined GPA of 3.85. The Bearcat Chorus earned a group Excellence award with a combined GPA of 3.0. Students earning individual Distinguished Academic Achievement honors are: Spotlight Singers Cassidy Ashcraft, Miranda Burt, Cassidy Delaney, Hope Egger, Christina Gragg, Cloey Massey, Zoe McPherson, Ali Ogden, Kendall Posey, and Nalu Pruitt Bearcat Chorus Ashtan Carr, Hannah Willis, Devon Davis, Misael Knight, Latonia Siler, Julia Bailey, Leilani Knight, Gabby Pierce, Maddison Gunn, Tabitha Levering, Gabe Betz, Phong Nguyen, Ethan Scott Students earning Excellence in Academic Achievement are: Bearcat Chorus Chloe White, Sierra Taylor, Alexyss Hilderbrand, Summer Venable
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Those that have completed packets for Pre K Can drop them in the tub outside the front doors at Louise Durham Elementary. New applications will also be in the tub or they can be emailed to you. Call 479-243-3813 to have an application emailed to you. Please have packets in an envelope or a large ziplock bag and marked with the student name. The Tub will be available on Monday-Thursday 8:00 am until 3:00 pm, April 13-16, and again April 27- May 1. Stay tuned for further details! For more information Email jimma.holder@menaschools.org
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
SCHOOL CHOICE DEADLINE IS MAY 1st ! Follow the link to the forms & email or mail the completed form to 501 Hickory Avenue Mena, AR 71953. Contact sherry.newman@menaschools.org for more information. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/…/School_Choice_Form_202… tagTag PhotopinAdd Locationpencil
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
NEW HEALTH & SAFETY UPDATE FOR FOOD DELIVERY ON MONDAY, MARCH 13th, We strive to continue offering our weekly meal orders. Due to our intent on “Slowing the Spread” and keeping “Social Distancing”, we are adding increased measures of protection to our meal delivery process to protect our students, guardians, and employees. For onsite or offsite meal pickups each Monday, please help us by adhering to the following guidelines: 1. Please remain in your car with your windows rolled up. 2. Please have a piece of paper with the "Guardian's First and Last Name" written on it viewable on the front passenger side window. 3. We will only be loading in the trunk of your vehicle or the back of a pickup truck. We will no longer be able to load into the seats of a vehicle. If you are unable to open or offer a trunk space, please write “no trunk” on your paper. We will then have you pull up, and let you load your own sacks. 4. If possible, please wear a mask if you will need to be exiting your vehicle to self-load. These are increased measures to help us continue to serve you! We appreciate your understanding and support. Thank you.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
We are so grateful for the positive response to our Weekly Student Meal Preorders, but we are not able to continue filling orders for families who have not picked up the meals the past two weeks. If you filled the original order form on March 24/25 and have not picked up the meals the past two weeks your name has been removed from the list, you can contact the Food Director if you would like to be added to next week’s meal preorder list for delivery or pickup on Monday, April 13th, please directly contact our Aramark Food Service Director by phone at (479)234-1161 Any further questions or comments about your weekly preorder, please call (479)234-1161. Thank you for your continued support as we strive to meet the needs of our students, parents, and community during this time.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
NEW HEALTH & SAFETY UPDATE FOR FOOD DELIVERY! We strive to continue offering our weekly meal orders. Due to our intent on “Slowing the Spread” and keeping “Social Distancing”, we are adding increased measures of protection to our meal delivery process to protect our students, guardians, and employees. For onsite or offsite meal pickups each Monday, please help us by adhering to the following guidelines: 1. Please remain in your car with your windows rolled up. 2. Please have a piece of paper with the "Guardian's First and Last Name" written on it viewable on the front passenger side window. 3. We will only be loading in the trunk of your vehicle or the back of a pickup truck. We will no longer be able to load into the seats of a vehicle. If you are unable to open or offer a trunk space, please write “no trunk” on your paper. We will then have you pull up, and let you load your own sacks. 4. If possible, please wear a mask if you will need to be exiting your vehicle to self-load. These are increased measures to help us continue to serve you! We appreciate your understanding and support. Thank you.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Johnny Key, the Commissioner of Education, was a part of Governor Asa Hutchinson's press conference earlier today & addressed the remainder of the 19/20 school year. Follow the link & listen to his comments for details.. https://www.youtube.com/watch…
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
SCHOLARSHIP: Still looking for college scholarships? It's not to late to apply for the Polk County Farm Bureau Scholarship. The deadline has been extended to May 29, 2020. Email Nikki at nikki.cureton@afbic.com for a copy of the application. If you prefer a paper application, you can pick one up at the door of the office Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. REQIREMENTS: Current Farm Bureau Member, 2.5 minimum GPA
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS 7th grade student Clara White! Getting it done!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
A thank you to MPS & Aramark employees from an anonymous patron. Thank you and all that help make it possible for the food boxes. We appreciate it so much. It has eased some stress during this time. The stress of having to purchase enough food to feed our constantly hungry growing children during a time where most are out of work. The stress of having to go to public places like the grocery store and try and shop cheaply, quickly, and stay healthy. My children who are missing going to school were very excited to see the items they are use to at school. They even pretended they were back at school with our plates that look similar to school trays. Grabbing their milks first and walking around the kitchen as it was the lunch line. Thank you so much again! We are lucky and grateful to have such a kind and helpful school and community. - A grateful family Week 2 meals will be delivered on Monday April 6th. See the schedule below..
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
If you would like to be added to next week’s meal preorder list for delivery or pickup on Monday, April 6th, please directly contact our Aramark Food Service Director by phone at (479)234-1161 by 3pm today (Wed. 4/1) Any further questions or comments about your weekly preorder, please call (479)234-1161. Thank you for your continued support as we strive to meet the needs of our students, parents, and community during this time.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Applications for the 2020-2021 school year are now available and can be completed online at the link below. PCVA is an online, home based educational option for K-12 students. For more information, contact PCVA Director Bridget Buckley at bridget.buckley@menaschools.org or 479-216-0205. https://forms.gle/13iWJAdUPgCMYDKS7
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
LDE Kindergartener Maybree Davis working on her Eureka Math from home!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
HHE 3rd Grade Cross Curriculum Lesson!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
3rd Grade HHE student, Trip Davis is cooking up lots of fun on his AMI Day from home this morning!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
HHE 3rd Grade Cross Curriculum Lesson!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
HHE 4th Grade Cross Curriculum Lesson
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
HHE 5th Grade Cross Curriculum Lesson
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
GT Lesson Plans for HHE 3rd-5th grade March 30- April 3, 2020
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Dear Mena Middle School Parents: I wanted to reach out to Mena Middle School students and parents as we begin this different and ever evolving time for education. I hope that you and your family are safe and patiently dealing with the COVID-19 situation. Here are some options as we continue our offsite education: If you have internet access: Please continue to work your lessons and communicate with your teacher through Google classroom. If you do not have internet access: You can watch Arkansas PBS “‘Arkansas AMI” for grades 6-8 at 11:00 - 1:00 for curriculum based learning from the Arkansas Department of Education’s Division of Elementary and Secondary Education. For more information about how to watch, go to myarkansaspbs.org/channelinformation At this time in an effort to slow the spread, we are not asking any packets of work to be returned from the week before Spring Break. We will release information later about how we will gather these packets. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions: clifton.sherrer@menaschools.org
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Holly Harshman Parents/Guardians: I hope everyone is doing well during this unexpected time.:) I just wanted to send out some options that we are giving parents regarding student work from home. We WILL NOT be passing out anymore paper packets for the health and safety of all. I want to stress, this work is simply to keep our students on a structured routine and not to “stress out” caregivers or students. :) Please, at any time, if you have questions or concerns reach out to myself or your child’s teacher. You can reach us all via school email or on our HHE Facebook page. In addition, you may text me at 243-4927. Please see the three options below that you can choose from to better accommodate your situation. If you have Internet access: Your child may get on their Google classroom and do AMI days 2-6 for this week. If you do not have Internet access: I will be posting weekly activities for third grade, fourth grade and fifth grade. Teachers have created a document for each grade level with daily activities that can be done from home. If you would like to access EXTRA activities daily, tune in to PBS on cable television from 9:30 AM until 11 AM Each weekday for AMI activities for grades 3, 4, and 5. We appreciate your continued support and cooperation during this time. I encourage you to continue to spend time with your children and above all, make this learning enjoyable! :-) Please give hugs and smiles to all of our kiddos that we are missing! Sincerely, Tamara Smart
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Monday Pre-order Meal Pickup Times ! Old Cove Gym - 11:00-11:45 Hatfield First Baptist Church - 11:00-11:30 Old Potter Sale Barn - 11:45-12:15 Board Camp Baptist Church - 11:00-11:30 Big Fork Community Building - 11:45-12:15 Mena Union Mission - 11:00-11:15 Cherry Hill Store - 11:45-12:15 Mena Kess’ Corner - 11:00-11:30 Old Rocky Church - 12:00-12:30 Louise Durham Pickup Line 11:30-1:00 Mena High School Pickup Line 11:30-1:00 You will simply need to give the guardian name the pre-order was made under. Thank you!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena School District has created safe learning zones where students can access Wi-fi and technology support. One is in the parking lot at Bearcat Stadium, Another is in the Mena High School student parking lot & a third is in the front parking lot at Louise Durham Elementary.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Commissioner Johnny Key announced today that Arkansas will be seeking the waiver to cancel the Spring State ACT Aspire Testing as well as the K-2 Assessment for this year, Here is the official statement! Due to the extraordinary circumstances created by the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting school closures, states have been provided flexibility regarding the assessment and accountability requirements under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Given the widespread, extended school closures, and the interruption in school operations and on-site classroom education, Arkansas will cancel administration of state testing for the spring of 2020. This includes the Act Aspire and the K-2 assessments. Arkansas will participate in the U.S. Department of Education’s expedited waiver process and will be seeking broad flexibility from both assessment and accountability provisions.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MENA SCHOOL BOARD MEETING ADMINISTRATION BUILDING BOARD ROOM TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2020 MINUTES The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. Members present: Susan Rowell, Clint Montgomery, Edd Puckett, Kyle Cannon and Todd Aynes. Members absent: Phillip Wilson and Robert Hines Kyle Cannon made a motion to approve the minutes as read. Susan Rowell seconded the motion and motion carried unanimously. In the Superintendent’s Report, Mr. Weston presented a Mitigation Report to the Board per guidance and direction of the Governor, DESE, and CDC. Mr. Weston presented the Arkansas School Boards Association Model Policy Service Contract renewal effective the first day of February, 2020 and terminating on the last day of January, 2022, in the amount of $2,850.00. Kyle Cannon made a motion to approve the ASBA renewal in the amount of $2,850.00. Susan Rowell seconded the motion and motion carried unanimously. Kyle Cannon read: School Choice Capacity Resolution for school choice applicants for the 2020-2021 school-year under the provisions of policy 4.5 - School Choice and applicable Arkansas Law. Kyle Cannon made a motion to approve the School Choice Capacity Resolution. Clint Montgomery seconded the motion and motion passed unanimously. Mr. Weston asked Ray Beardsley of First Security Beardsley, a Division of Crews & Associates, in Little Rock, Arkansas, to inform the board of refunding bond bids. Mr. Beardsley presented information to the Board regarding the 3 quarters bond interest. Kyle Cannon read and made the following motion: To submit an “Application for a Permit to Issue Bonds”, with related documents, for $14,830,000 in Refunding Boards to the State Department of Education and to employ First Security Beardsley as Fiscal Agent, and to authorize the Superintendent of Schools to accept or reject the best bid submitted in connection with the publics sale of the proposed bonds in consultation with the fiscal agent. Susan Rowell seconded the motion and motion carried unanimously. Kyle Cannon read and made the following motion: To submit an “Application for a Permit to Issue Bonds”, with related documents, for $5,650,000 in Refunding Bonds to the State Department of Education and to employ First Security Beardsley as Fiscal Agent, and to authorize the Superintendent of Schools to accept or reject the best bid submitted in connection with the public sale of the proposed bonds in consultation with the fiscal agent. Edd Puckett seconded the motion and motion carried unanimously. The previous two items would only occur as the market improves and an agreement is reached between the Superintendent and the fiscal agent. Kyle Cannon read and made the following motion: To employ First Security Beardsley as Financial Advisor for a period of three (3) years effecitve as of the date of adoption. Clint Montgomery seconded the motion and motion carried unanimously. Edd Puckett made a motion to approve financial reports. Kyle Cannon seconded the motion and motion carried unanimously. Mr. Weston recommended the resignation of Geraldine Krudwig - Secondary English, Mena High School. Kyle Cannon made a motion to approve Mr. Weston’s retirement recommendation. Susan Rowell seconded the motion and motion carried unanimously. With no further business, Edd Puckett moved for adjournment, Kyle Cannon seconded and meeting adjourned at 7:50 p.m..
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
In light of everything that we are dealing with, here is some good news for some special students!! Congratulations to these young people! 2020-2021 SR High Cheerleaders Competition and Sideline Blake Castor Competition only Leilani Day Sam Efird Competition only Kyleigh Johnson Ciara Lance Allie Martin Marissa Ortiz Cassidy Ashcraft Abri Evangelista Bethany Godwin Christina Gragg Jaiden Milam Kyra Stephens Addi Dollar Cloey Massey Eisayah Day Competition only Briley Dean Competition only Hailey Emerson Competition only Abby Felix Competition only Amy Gragg Competition only Brooklyn Hilderbrand Competition only Kiylee Hughes Competition only Kaelyn Nichols Competition only Jeffrey Richmond Competition only Shantal Tecson Competition only Makayla Vega Competition only 2020-2021 JR High Cheerleaders Competition and Sideline Eisayah Day Briley Dean Hailey Emerson Abby Felix Amy Gragg Brooklyn Hilderbrand Kiylee Hughes Kaelyn Nichols Jeffrey Richmond Shantal Tecson Makayla Vega Lainee Garrett Bailey Heald Elizabeth (Izzy) Henry Kayleigh Noble Myranda Richmond Stay well and enjoy your break!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Governor Asa Hutchinson announced that all schools in Arkansas will be closed until April 17 and further action will be evaluated at the time. Continued education will continue through alternative methods. Keep checking the Mena Public School social media & website for more information as it becomes available.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Hey Bearcats (of all ages) Coach Arnold has put together a great "In Home" workout for you on this extended break!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to David Grenier on bring selected as the 2019-2020 Polk County Basketball Player of the Year by the Mena Star! Grenier is a senior at Mena High School and earned All-Conference honors in his final season as a Bearcat.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Public Schools served a total of 233 students Grab & Go lunches today!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
the Mena-Oden Ranger District will be hiring a 4-person Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) crew. The crew will work for 8 weeks from June 8th to July 31st, and their hours of work will be from 8 AM until 4:30 PM for 5 days per week. Applicants must commit to the full, 8-week program. The pay rate will be $10.00 per hour. And, the youth must provide their own boots. However, all other safety gear (e.g. hard hats, safety glasses, gloves) will be provided. The deadline to submit an application to the Mena Ranger Station (1603 Highway 71 North; Mena, AR 71953) will be April 1, 2020. Our days and hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8 AM until 4:30 PM. We also have hard copies of the application at our office if you need it.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
After classes conclude & school dismisses today, Monday March 16th, all Mena Public School facilities will be closed to the public. This includes all buildings as well as Bearcat Stadium, Union Bank Park, playgrounds, etc. Deep cleaning will be taking place over the next few days & all will remain closed till at least March 30th, 2020. All buildings will be off limits. If a Student or district patron has a need, March 17th-20th, they should call ahead. For MHS & MMS call 479-394-1144. For HHE & LDE call 479-394-2943. You may also contact the central office at 479-394-1710... Spring Break will be March 23rd-27th !
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Monday, March 16th Spring Break is next week, March 23 – 27. Report cards for the 3rd grading quarter are on hold for the moment and may be available after Spring Break. EAST students will go to the Middle School EAST room today instead of the High School. Students, if you normally get a food bag on Fridays from Mrs. Rose, you can get one today at the end of the day. Lunchtime Weather: We will be inside for lunch today. There will be only one lunch period. All students and staff will follow the 6th grade bell schedule and go to Lunch “A.” Lunch Menu: Line 1 – Hamburgers Line 2 – Pizza Concession – CLOSED Club / Group Meetings: ** Unless further guidance is received from the Governor’s Office, school will resume on Monday, March 30th. Over the next two weeks, please look for updates on the Middle School Facebook Page and other social media outlets.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Public Schools will be offering “Grab & Go” lunches for our students for the remainder of this week Tuesday, March 17th - Friday, March 20th. The Louise Durham Elementary Car Rider Line will be open from 10:00-11:30. The Mena High School student parking lot porch area drive up will be open from 11:45-1:15. Parents may choose either location and receive meals for all of your students in one stop. All of our students are able to eat at no charge for this week. Due to the Child Nutrition Unit guidelines, this is only for students and not adult meals. We appreciate your support and understanding as we strive to continue to meet the needs of our learners.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Basscats competed in the AYFA Tournament on Lake Ouachita on Saturday 3/14. Austin Johnston and Cason Cannon came in 4th and Austin Rose and Evan Graves came in 7th. On Sunday 3/15 the Basscats were on Lake DeGray for the Trader Bills High school tournament Trail. Austin Johnston and Cason Cannon took 1st place with 11.66lbs. Austin Rose and Evan Graves took 2nd place with 11.62lbs. We would like to say thank you to our sponsors. Go Basscats!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
An important message from LDE Principal Jimma Holder!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Attention Spring Sport Athletes!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MHS Students that require a device and have internet access , may pick up their device and check it out using the procedures that their Enrichment teacher has for them on Monday, March 16, 2020 only. Students without internet service will take a four day paper packet home.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Important information from MMS Principal Clifton Sherrer!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Parent Teacher Conferences scheduled for Tuesday, March 17th @ Louise Durham Elementary & Thursday, March 19th @ Holly Harshman Elementary have been postponed until further notice.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Governor just updated In reference to Arkansas School Closings. It will be optional to attend school tomorrow on Monday, March 16th. Students may need to pick up learning packets or check out a chrome book for online learning at home. Mena Public Schools will be continuing with online learning Tuesday, March 17th through Friday, March 20th. The following week is spring break. We will keep you posted with continual communication. We appreciate your support in our efforts to keep the safety of our students first.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena FFA Workday Auction scheduled for Monday 16th has been postponed.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School Theatre has postponed both performances scheduled for this weekend.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Here are the results from the Mena High Senior Relays held Thursday at Bearcat Stadium. GIRLS High Jump - Emily Wagner 2nd Long Jump - Emily Wagner 7th Discus - Madyson Birtcher 8th Shot - Madyson Birtcher 8th BOYS High Jump - Beau Tomblin 2nd Austin Kirkendoll 8th Long Jump - Caleb Holmes 4th Zane Stephens 5th Triple Jump - Caleb Holmes 4th Iaza Ingoglia 5th Shot - Logan Yang 2nd Pole Vaullt - Jacob Flemens 1st Tre McMellon 4th 4x800 Relay - Mena 1st (Nance, McMellon,Myers, Adams) 110 Hurdles - Iaza Ingoglia 3rd 100 Dash - Zane Stephens 5th Caleb Holmes 6th 1600 Run - Logan Myers 2nd Tre McMellon 5th The Bearcats finished 2nd in the meet as a team! GO BEARCATS!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Holly Harshman Elementary Father/Daughter and Mother/Son events are currently POSTPONED until further notice.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
All sporting events scheduled for today have been cancelled!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Bearcat Announcements Friday, March 13, 2020 Sports Activities Friday, March 13, Girls and Boys Soccer vs. Heavener @ Mena starting at 5:00 p.m. Students and faculty, in honor of the recent loss of Officer Brent Scrimshire at the Hot Springs Police Department, we will wear blue next Monday March 16. Our flag has been lowered to half staff in respect. FFA Workday Auction will be Monday March 16 at the HS Cafeteria @ 6:30 PM. FFA members who are in the auction should be there by 6:00 pm. HUB Program Applications are still available in Mrs. Buckley's office. If you are interested in the HUB program for 2020-2021, you are welcome to pick up an application in the office. Any student or group of students interested in auditioning for one of the talent acts in the Lip Sync Variety Show needs to talk to Ms. Taylor by next Friday, March 20. We are looking for dance acts, gymnastics acts, instrumental performances, vocal performances, comedy routines, and other entertaining talents. See Ms. Taylor and get signed up today! Theatre I classes will be performing two short one act plays, The Greek Mythology Olympiaganza and The Entire American Revolution, this weekend on Saturday @ 7:30 pm and Sunday @ 2:30 pm. Admission is by donation. Come out and see the shows. Sci-Fi Club officer applications are due March 20th. If you want to apply please pick up an application in Ms. Hooker’s room, 206.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Andrea Hughes, Coach Mena Varsity Cheerleading PO Box 1810 Mena, AR 71953 andrea.hughes@menaschools.org Dear Alumni and/or Business, We have exciting news! We are looking for sponsors to help fund the 2020-2021 cheerleading team in their hopeful journey to a State Championship. The athletes will be participating in multiple camps/clinics, as well as multiple competitions all leading up to the State Competition in December of 2020, but we need your help. In return for your sponsorship, we are starting a Paint the Paw fundraiser. We will be painting paws leading to the high school and student parking lots. Here are some options that we would like to provide for you: A paw with your name and graduation year A paw with your business name A paw to honor your whole graduating class A paw to honor a lost classmate Would you consider sponsoring our club and donating $50.00 to help us send these athletes to camp, competition, and purchase other supplies related to competition? We are so grateful for what our sponsors just like you have helped us accomplish over the years, including sponsoring our Little Cats Cheer Camp for our future cheerleaders. We’re immensely thankful to our past, present, and future sponsors! We hope you’re able to contribute and thank you for your consideration. To make a contribution, simply mail your gift to the above address with this letter, hand deliver your gift to Mena High School, or meet with a MHS Cheerleader when they stop by your business on Monday, April 6th. See back for order form. Many thanks in advance for your sponsorship! For more information Email andrea.hughes@menaschools.org Sincerely, Andrea Hughes P.S. We would love to see you at opening night in Bearcat Stadium on September 11, 2020 at 7pm. Order Form: Name/Business exactly as you wish for it to appear on the paw: ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ Circle one: Cash Check Paid: _______ Return address: __________________________________________ ___________________________________________ ___________________________________________ EXAMPLE: Name/Business exactly as you wish for it to appear on the paw: Mena Varsity Cheerleading 2020-2021 ______________________________ ______________________________ Circle one: Cash Check Paid: ___X___ Return address: Andrea Hughes PO Box 1810 Mena, AR 71953
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Holly Harshman Elementary Book Fair is next week !
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
AAA Suspends Spring Interscholastic Competition
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena baseball lost a game at Lake Hamilton Thursday by a score of 3-13.. The Bearcats will play again Friday at Malvern..
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The sixth grade GT Quiz Bowl participated in the Murfreesboro Invitational Quiz Bowl on Thursday, March 12.  There were 10 teams. Our team was seeded first  after lunch and ended up taking first place at the end of the day, as well. We are so proud of them! Pictured are Denton Warner, Valley Reppo, Tripp Hensley, Jackson Thompson, Brandon Dong, Dax McMellon, Chloe Hooper, Kate Wilson, Eli Swall, Elliott Dugan, and Lynnlee Cook.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Today's non-conference softball game at Dierks has been cancelled due to concerns about late evening weather. Also the softball game vs Bauxite on 3/19 has been cancelled... Today’s Baseball game at Lake Hamilton is being moved up to a 4:00pm start. Also the baseball game vs Bauxite on 3/20 has been cancelled. http://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Governor’s Office is in charge of making the decision to close schools. The Mena School District has been told we are presently still at a low risk and will remain open. Any further closings will come through the Governor’s Office. We are following all precautionary steps. Thank you.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Attention K-5 Parents! Below is an example of an option letter that will be sent home with your student at the end of school today. It is very important that you fill out and return this letter to school on Friday 3/13/20. Thank you for you cooperation. Dear Families, Under the continued guidance of the Arkansas Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Arkansas Department of Health, we are taking all measures to carefully monitor potential risks. We encourage frequent hand washing, covering coughs and sneezes and staying home when sick. Parent Teacher Conferences are approaching next week. To accommodate the health and safety concerns regarding COVID-19, we will offer our families the following options for conferences. Please check to indicate your preference. _____ 1. You may have a conference via phone. _____ 2. Paper packets with all relevant information may be sent home with signature pages to be returned. _____ 3. Conferences will be available at the school buildings as usual. Student Name___________________________ Teacher_______________________ Parent Signature____________________________
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Under the continued guidance of the Arkansas Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Arkansas Department of Health, Mena Public Schools is taking all measures to carefully monitor potential risks. We encourage frequent hand washing, covering coughs and sneezes and staying home when sick.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
LDE Book Fair is next week!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
With today being 2020 Spring Sports Picture Day for all the spring teams and players, we will be able to complete the design of the 2020 Mena Spring Sports Souvenir Program. If you would like to purchase an ad for your player or your business, please contact Andy Philpot at bearcatpromos@gmail.com The programs will be designed and printed by the end of spring break, with the selling of programs at Mena home baseball, softball, and soccer games starting the week after spring break.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena FFA Forestry Team competed recently in several events. At the Mine Creek forestry event in Nashville, Arkansas where they placed in the top 15 At the Logan County Invitational Career Development Events Nursery landscape placed 1st! Meats placed 3rd! Livestock placed 12th! Forestry and electricity placed 7th! At the Center Point Invitational Career Developments Events Vet science placed in the top 15! Livestock placed in the top 15! Electricity placed 7th! Meats placed 1st! Mechanics placed in the top 15! Forestry placed 12th! Next week our Career Development Event teams will be participating in Southern District FFA CDEs event at Southern Arkansas University on Tuesday! This will be a state qualifying event. 
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Jr. High Track Teams competed at the Cub Relays in DeQueen on Tuesday. Girls results: 100m Dash - Makalee Lane 6th 400m Dash - Brooklyn Pennington 6th 800m Run - Keira Hall 1st 1600m Run - Keira Hall 3rd 4x400 Relay - Mena 7th 4x800 Relay -- Mena 1st Discus - Carolyn Cannon 7th Boys Result 1600m Run - Brody Brown 5th / Trevin Plunkett 6th 110m Hurdles - Cody Bollmeyer 6th 4x800m Relay - Mena 6th High Jump - Cody Bollmeyer 2nd Discus - Mason Dillard 8th The Next Jr. High Meet is scheduled for April 2nd in Mansfield!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Bearcats earned a hard fought 14-12 win over Hope Tuesday at Union Bank Park. Mena improves to 5-1 on the young season & will play at Lake Hamilton on Thursday.. GO BEARCATS!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Ladycats bested Hope by a score of 12-2 in 5 innings at Union Bank Park on Tuesday. Mena is now 3-1 on the year & will be back in action on Thursday 3/12 when they play at Dierks. GO LADYCATS!!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Bearcat Announcements Wednesday, March 11, 2020 Lunch Menu: Club Activities Tuesday, March 10, & Thursday, March 12, EAST Conference Presentation Team will meet at Middle School EAST Room Wednesday, March 11, FFA Meeting in the Ag Building during Enrichment for all FFA members in the workday auction. Wednesday, March 11, Sci-Fi Club Meeting in the Art Room during Enrichment Sports Activities Softball and Baseball will both play after school today as they play Hope here at home Tomorrow afternoon will be Spring Sports Picture Day with Lifetouch and Mr. Philpot. Team and individual player photos will be taken for all spring sports teams, with the option of purchasing photos from Lifetouch. These photos will be used for the yearbook, as well as the spring sports souvenir program. FFA Workday Auction will be Monday March 16 at the HS Cafeteria @ 6:30 PM. FFA members who are in the auction should be there by 6:00 pm. HUB Program Applications are still available in Mrs. Buckley's office. If you are interested in the HUB program for 2020-2021, you are welcome to pick up an application in the office. Any student or group of students interested in auditioning for one of the talent acts in the Lip Sync Variety Show needs to talk to Ms. Taylor before Spring Break. We are looking for dance acts, gymnastics acts, instrumental performances, vocal performances, comedy routines, and other entertaining talents. See Ms. Taylor and get signed up today!!! Theatre I classes will be performing two short one act plays, The Greek Mythology Olympiaganza and The Entire American Revolution, this weekend on Saturday @ 7:30 pm and Sunday @ 2:30 pm. Admission is by donation. Come out and see the shows. Sci-Fi Club officer applications are due March 20th. If you want to apply please pick up an application in Ms. Hooker’s room, 206.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Tuesday, March 10th Anyone on the Jr High Track Team will be meeting with Coach Dover and Coach Peters in the gym right after these announcements. Reminders: The EAST Presentation Team will meet today and Thursday in the EAST room after the announcements. 6th grade ETS students will be meeting tomorrow during ACHIEVE and 7th grade ETS will be meeting next Monday. Magic Springs money and permission slips are due Friday. Friday is the end of the 3rd grading quarter. Spring pictures will take place one week from Thursday, March 19th. There are extra picture forms in the front office. These pictures are voluntary. Lunchtime Weather: Lunch Menu: Line 1 – Salisbury Steak, MTO Tortilla, MTO Nachos Line 2 – Meat Lovers Pizza, Deli Sandwich, Cobb Salad Concession – Cheeseburger, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Chicken Tenders Club / Group Meetings: At this time, the EAST Presentation Team needs to go to the MMS EAST room, and Jr High Track Team members need to go to the gym.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to Mena High School Junior Gracie Lyle! Lyle was selected as an All District player in District 7--4A in Basketball & also was named to the 4A All State Tournament Team for the 2019-2020 basketball season. GO LADYCATS!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to Mena High School Sophomore Grayson Fairless! Fairless was selected as an All District player in District 7--4A in Basketball for the 2019-2020 basketball season. GO LADYCATS!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to Mena High School Senior Kiara Kesterson! Kesterson was selected as an All District player in District 7--4A in Basketball for the 2019-2020 basketball season. GO BEARCATS!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
March is Music In Our Schools Month!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to Mena High School Seniior David Grenier! Grenier was selected as an All District player in District 7--4A in Basketball for the 2019-2020 basketball season. GO BEARCATS!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Here is another chance for local theatre fans to come out for an evening or afternoon of entertainment & also support MHS students. Admission is by donation..
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
All Juniors will take the ACT on Tuesday beginning at 8:00am. Please leave your phone in your backpack in the hall outside the PAC. You will not need to bring anything inside.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Bearcat Announcements Monday, March 9, 2020 Lunch Menu: Friday, March 6, Crispito’s with Cheese, Corndogs, Hamburger Club Activities Tuesday, March 10, & Thursday, March 12, EAST Conference Presentation Team meet at Middle School EAST Room Wednesday, March 11, FFA Meeting in the Ag Building during Enrichment. Wednesday, March 11, Sci-Fi Club Meeting in the Art Room during Enrichment Sports Activities The Junior High Track Meet that was scheduled for today here at Mena has been postponed due to weather. A make-up date will be announced at a later time. This Wednesday afternoon will be Spring Sports Picture Day with Lifetouch and Mr. Philpot. Team and individual player photos will be taken for all spring sports teams, with the option of purchasing photos from Lifetouch. These photos will be used for the yearbook, as well as the spring sports souvenir program. Congrats to the 2020-2021 Sideline Cheer team: Leilani Day Kyleigh Johnson Ciara Lance Allie Martin Marissa Ortiz Cassidy Ashcraft Abri Evangelista Bethany Godwin Christina Gragg Jaiden Milam Kyra Stephens Addi Dollar Cloey Masssey And Congrats to the 2020-2021 Competition Cheer team: Leilani Day Kyleigh Johnson Ciara Lance Allie Martin Marissa Ortiz Cassidy Ashcraft Abri Evangelista Bethany Godwin Christina Gragg Jaiden Milam Kyra Stephens Addi Dollar Cloey Masey Blake Castor Sam Efird Eisayah Day Jeffrey Richmond And the upcoming 9th grade Cheerleaders TBA HUB Program Applications are still available in Mrs. Buckley's office. If you are interested in the HUB program for 2020-2021, you are welcome to pick up an application in the office. JAG Work Applications (upcoming juniors and seniors) are available for next year's JAG Work class. If you missed the priority deadline to turn in your application last Friday, see Mrs. Purvis in room 403 for more information. During Enrichment today (March 9th), there will be a representative in the Art room to discuss the Congressional Art Competition. Anyone who is interested in learning about this amazing opportunity, please come and see what it is all about. Any student or group of students interested in auditioning for one of the talent acts in the Lip Sync Variety Show needs to talk to Ms. Taylor before Spring Break. We are looking for dance acts, gymnastics acts, instrumental performances, vocal performances, comedy routines, and other entertaining talents. See Ms. Taylor and get signed up today!!! Theatre I classes will be performing two short one act plays, The Greek Mythology Olympiaganza and The Entire American Revolution, this weekend on Saturday @ 7:30 pm and Sunday @ 2:30 pm. Admission is by donation. Come out and see the shows. All Juniors will take the ACT on Tuesday beginning at 8:00. Please leave your phone in your backpack in the hall outside PAC. You will not need to bring anything inside. Battle of the Books members will meet in Mrs. Neufeld's room today (Monday) during Enrichment. Sci-Fi Club officer applications are due March 20th. If you want to apply please pick up an application in Ms. Hooker’s room, 206.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Act Aspire & Star Testing will be taking place at Mena Public Schools in April. Star Testing April 13th - 24th @ LDE ACT Aspire Testing April 6th - 9th @ HHE April 13th - 16th @ MMS April 23rd - 24th @ MHS
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena FFA will be hosting their annual Workday Auction on Monday, March 16th. The meal will be served at 6:30pm & the auction starts at 7:00pm in the MHS Cafeteria. Come support the Mena FFA !
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Spring Break at Mena Public Schools will be March 23rd - 27th.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Order you Holly Harshman Elementary Yearbook online. Just click on the link & use the school code 054029.. https://www.memorybook.com/
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Jr. High Track Meet scheduled for today at Bearcat Stadium has been postponed to a later date due to the rain. We will let you know when it is rescheduled.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Basscats had two teams compete on Lake Dardanelle this past Sunday in the Student Angler Federation Arkansas State Championship. Austin Johnston and Cason Cannon took 4th place. Jarrett Burger and Austin Rose took 5th place. Burger & Rose came home with the Lew’s Big Bass Award & a pair of new Lew’s Reels.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to Luke Montgomery on making the All-Tournament Team at the Regional Quiz Bowl in Arkadelphia Saturday!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Four Ladycats hit home runs in Friday’s 15-5 win... Go Ladycats!!! (photo-reigha smith)
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Softball Team Lost to Ashdown 9-1 and then beat Dierks 12-2 Saturday at the Ashdown Tournament.. The Ladycats finish 2-1 in tournament play & will play next on Tuesday 3/10 when they host Hope at Union Bank Park!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Bearcat Baseball Classic was played at Union Bank Park today. Mena beat Mt. Ida 6-5 & also defeated Cossatot 13-5 ! The Bearcats go 3-0 in classic play! Go Bearcats!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulation to our new MHS Cheer teams! MHS Sideline Cheer 2020-2021 Leilani Day Kyleigh Johnson Ciara Lance Allie Martin Marissa Ortiz Cassidy Ashcraft Abri Evangelista Bethany Godwin Christina Gragg Jaiden Milam Kyra Stephens Addi Dollar Cloey Massey MHS Cheer Competition Team 2020-2021 Leilani Day Kyleigh Johnson Ciara Lance Allie Martin Marissa Ortiz Cassidy Ashcraft Abri Evangelista Bethany Godwin Christina Gragg Jaiden Milam Kyra Stephens Addi Dollar Cloey Massey Blake Castor Sam Efird Eisayah Day Jeffrey Richmond Additionally, the 9th Cheerleaders (TBA) will also be on the SR Competition Squad.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats are playing in a softball tournament at Ashdown. Mena defeated Avery Texas by a score of 15-5 on Friday. They will play next on Saturday at 1:00pm. Go Ladycats!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
A full house watched the opening game of the Bearcat Baseball Classic at Union Bank Park Friday afternoon. Mena score 8 runs on 5 hits & won by a score of 8-6... The boys are back in action Saturday at the UBP... They will face Mt. Ida at 12:30pm & then play Cossatot at 3:00pm. GO BEARCATS!!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Our HHE 5th grade took 1st and 2nd place in the Battle of the Books at DMESC Friday!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
HHE 4th grade won 1st place in the Battle of the Books!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
What a great way to spend Liveschool points.This Holly Harshman student chose the Lunch with a Teacher coupon.Thanks Pizza Hut for making it possible.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Holly Harshman Elementary Show Up and Glo Awards 4th-Zoie Horn 3rd-Hannah Hicks 5th-Sam Irons
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Fabulous Friday at Holly Harshman Elementary with Baseball Bearcats greeting students!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
"I know some good games we could play," said the cat... Now look what you did!! Said the fish to the cat "I will NOT go away, I do NOT wish to go!!! Preschool teacher Mrs. Lee is rocking Cat in the Hat DAY!!!!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Friday!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Updated Ashdown Softball Invitational Bracket! Mena softball will play their season opener on Friday, March 6th, in the Ashdown Invitational Tournament. The Ladycats will play Avery TX at 7pm... GO LADYCATS!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Holly Harshman Elementary 3rd grade teams finished 2nd & 4th in Battle of the Books at the DeQueen Mena Education Service Cooperative. Go Bearcats!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Public Schools are seeking qualified applicants for a pair of positions. Follow the link for more information. https://menaschools.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Positivity is the message from this Holly Harshman student.She spent her Liveschool points on Design a Bulletin Board.We R.I.S.E. by lifting others.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Bearcat Announcements Thursday, March 5, 2020 Club Activities Today, March 5 FCCLA meeting, NHS meeting Today, March 5 - EAST Conference Presentation Team Meeting in Middle School FFA members who are competing in the Logan County Invitational contests will be leaving from the ag building @ 6 am tomorrow. FFA Members who are competing in the Centerpoint Invitational contests will be leaving from the ag building @ 8 am Friday. Friday, March 6 Art, Book Club Saturday, March 7 Sr. High Regional Quiz Bowl : Arkadelphia Sports Activities Yesterday, the Mena Ladycats were defeated by Pea Ridge in the 4A State Tournament, thus bringing their season to an end. However, this was the first time since 2009 the Ladycats had made it to the state tournament, so be sure and congratulate the Ladcyats and Coach Wright when you see them today on all their accomplishments this year. March 5, Track @ Booneville Jr. High March 6-7, Baseball Mena Classic March 6-7, Softball @ Ashdown Tournament **Any student planning on playing Tennis next year please meet in the gym during enrichment today (March 5th). This meeting will be rescheduled. The Cheer Clinic will continue to be in the UBC today - Saturday. HUB Program Applications are still available in Mrs. Buckley's office. If you are interested in the HUB program for 2020-2021, you are welcome to pick up an application in the office. JAG Work Applications (upcoming juniors and seniors) are available for next year's JAG Work class. If you missed the priority deadline to turn in your application last Friday, see Mrs. Purvis in room 403 for more information. During Enrichment today, we will have the current Juniors key their schedules into HAC at the start of the period. Battle of the Books team members go see Mrs. Neufeld sometime today.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Thursday, March 5th The EAST Presentation Team will meet in the MMS EAST room after these announcements. From Mrs. Sikes: FBLA, FCCLA, and 8th grade EAST students: The deadline for to turn your money and permission slip in to her for the Magic Springs trip is Friday, March 13th. Daylight Savings Time begins this weekend – before you go to bed Saturday night, move your clocks ahead one hour. Lunchtime Weather: Lunch Menu: Line 1 – Mini Corndogs, MTO Tortilla, MTO Nachos Line 2 – Cheeseburger Pizza, Deli Sandwich, Popcorn Chicken Salad Concession – Meatball Sub, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Chicken Tenders Club / Group Meetings: At this time, 8th grade GT students need to go to the Conference room and the EAST Presentation Team needs to go to the EAST room.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
A message from Mena Public School Superintendent Benny Weston!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
​Louise Durham Elementary teams won 1st and 3rd place in the 2nd grade Battle if the Books competition at DMESC on Wednesday 3/4/20. Go Bearcats!​
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Holly Harshman Elementary 3rd graders are competing in Battle of the Books today at the DeQueen Mena Education Service Cooperative! Go Bearcats!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Soccer online store store is now open. Fans can make a purchase thru March 19th, 2020. The link is https://fancloth.shop/AXRJM
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Baseball Classic wil be played this Friday & Saturday at Union Bank Park. The Bearcats will play Acorn at 4pm Friday, Mt. Ida at 12:30pm on Saturday & Cossatot at 3:00pm on Saturday... GO BEARCATS!!!!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Sr. Track Team competed at the Booneville Relays on Tuesday. 800 Meter Run - 1st Devin Adams 4x800 Relay - 1st Mena High School 400 Meter Dash - 4th Ashton Powell Shot Put - 4th Logan Yang GO BEARCATS!!!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Sr. Girls basketball season came to an end today in Farmington. The Ladycats lost to Pea Ridge in the first round of the 4A State Tournament 25-39 & finish with a record of 17-16..
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
A fierce battle of DodgeBall erupted at Holly Harshman Elementary during the Liveschool Extra Recess reward. Fun was had by all.A great reward for working hard.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Polk County Voters went to the polls today & Mena Public School patrons had the opportunity to cast their vote on two school board races. In complete by unofficial results it appears the incumbents will retain their positions. Position 1 Brandyn Gortemiller 1082 Todd Aynes 1919 Position 2 Robby Hines 1604 Calvin Cummings 1401
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
It was a great start to the season for the Mena Soccer Teams Tuesday night as they picked up a pair of wins in Texarkana. The Ladycats defeated Arkansas High 1-0 & the Bearcats won 2-1... The Mena teams will play their home opener at Bearcat Stadium against Heavener on Friday 3/13/20.. GO BEARCATS!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Bearcats picked up an 8-0 win over Mansfield at Union Bank Park Tuesday. Mena scored 4 in the 3rd inning and never looked back. The Bearcat Classic begins this Friday when Mena host Acorn at 4pm... Go Bearcats!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Louise Durham Elementary teams won 1st and 2nd place in the 1st grade Battle if the Books competition at DMESC today. Go Bearcats!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
First graders from Louise Durham Elementary are competing in Battle of the Books at the DeQueen Mena Education Service Cooperative today! Go Bearcats!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Jr. High Track Team will not compete at Booneville on Thursday 3/5.... The next meet will be on Monday 3/9 at Bearcat Stadium in Mena....
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Tuesday, March 3rd Students that are going on the DC / NYC trip this summer need to give Mrs. Swall your t-shirt size today. From Mrs. Lunsford: 5th period EAST students will to Mrs. Carls' Room today. All other classes go to High School as usual. From Ms. Harrison: A poster will be hung next to the water fountains near the office. It is a pledge to spread inclusion of special needs students by doing various acts of kindness. Wednesdays will be considered Inclusion Wednesday however students should be mindful and take part in these acts everyday. Students are encouraged to go by the poster and sign to show their support for our Inclusion Wednesdays. Lunchtime Weather: Lunch Menu: Line 1 – Parmesan Chicken, MTO Tortilla, MTO Nachos Line 2 – Meat Lovers Pizza, Deli Sandwich, Cobb Salad Concession – Rib Patty Sandwich, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Chicken Tenders Club / Group Meetings:
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Today, March 3, the Blood Drive is in the Bearcat Room. Go see Nurse Bobbi if you missed signed up and want to give blood. Wednesday, March 4, Football meeting in Field House for 9th, 10th & 11th grades during Enrichment. Wednesday, March 4, Sci Fi Club in the Art room; Junior Prom Committee Meeting in Ms.Hobson’s room. FFA members who are competing in the Logan County Invitational contests will be leaving from the ag building @ 6 am Thursday. Thursday, March 5 FCCLA meeting, NHS meeting FFA Members who are competing in the Centerpoint Invitational contests will be leaving from the ag building @ 8 am Friday. Friday, March 6 Art, Book Club Saturday, March 7 Sr. High Regional Quiz Bowl : Arkadelphia Sports Activities Tuesday, March 3 Baseball vs. Mansfield @ Mena 5 p.m. March 3, Soccer @ Arkansas High 5 & 7 March 3, Track @ Booneville Senior High March 5, Track @ Booneville Jr. High March 6-7, Baseball Mena Classic March 6-7, Softball @ Ashdown Tournament ETS Meeting with 9th grade today. Cheer tryout clinic will be at the MMS gym from 4-7 p.m. today. Will be back in the UBC Wednesday - Saturday. HUB Program Applications are still available in Mrs. Buckley's office. If you are interested in the HUB program for 2020-2021, you are welcome to pick up an application in the office. JAG Work Applications (upcoming juniors and seniors) are available for next year's JAG Work class. If you missed the priority deadline to turn in your application last Friday, see Mrs. Purvis in room 403 for more information. Wednesday, March 4 is Special Olympics --Spread the Word -- Inclusion Day..Please sign the Inclusion Pledge Poster in the hallway and wear the bracelet. Unified Champion partners stop by Room 214 today to see Mrs. Tompkins.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Tuesday!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The University of Central Arkansas track & field teams, led by Mena's Zach Jewell, wrapped up the 2020 Southland Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships on Monday. Jewell tied his school record in the 60m with an effort of 6.75. His run earned him the fastest man in the SLC. He broke his own school record in the 200m with a run of 20.98 and finished in second just one tenth of a second behind first. From the Athletes – Senior Zachary Jewell "I looked back and I was just filled with joy. Usually, it takes a while for the victory to set in. As I was coming to the line I looked over and saw that I was out in front. Instantly, I knew something good had to come out of that. I ran my best in the 200m and it's been a long road since the first week when I pulled my hamstring. I've been working hard and I'm happy the hard work has paid off." https://ucasports.com/news/2020/3/2/mens-track-and-field-temple-jewell-earn-individual-championships-on-final-day.aspx
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena 7th grade track team competed in a meet at Booneville on Monday. Here are the results: Cooper Plunkett 1st place in mile, 6th place in 800 meter, 5th place in 400 meter. Brody Peters 2nd place in 200 meter. Sean Sullivan 4th place in triple jump, 4th place in 200 meter Hunter Cannon 8th place in shot put. Dakota Vanfleet 5th place in 100 meter hurdles, 6th place in 300 meter hurdles. Jorden Davis 6th place in 300 meter hurdles. Jair Hernandez 8th place in long jump, 3rd place in mile, 8th place in 800 meter. J.D. Murphy 7th place in discus. Rhett Brotherton 4th place in discus. Kaleb Cox, 8th place in 400 meter. Relays 4x1 Evan Leonard, Brody Peters, Daven Breedon, Cody Short, 8th place. 4x4 Tucker Hartin, Rhett Brotherton, Daven Breedon, Jorden Davis, 8th place 4x8 Cooper Plunkett, Elijah Smith, Sean Sullivan, Dakota Vanfleet, 2nd place  Taliyah Defrenchi 8th place long jump. Emma Ferguson 5th place in high jump. Marlenne Cecilio 3rd place in 800 meter, 5th place in 400 meter. Brooklyn Landrum 2nd place in discus, 5th place in shot put Rylie Bentley 1st place in mile. Relays 4x1 Mariposa Joe, Taliyah Defrenchi, Lauren Beck, Lily Roland , 5th place 4x4 Addison Thomas, Izzy Henry, Rylie Bentley, Karley Sharp 7th place 4x8 Lauren Beck, Rylie Bentley Marlenne Cecilio, Jaden Roberts, 1st place. The Sr. High will compete at Booneville on Tuesday 3/3 & the Jr. High on Thursday 3/5.. GO BEARCATS!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Baseball team lost to Waldron Monday by a score of 1-5. The Bearcats play their first home game of the season against Mansfield on Tuesday 3/3 at the Union Bank Park
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Monday, March 2nd If you are going on the Washington, DC / NYC trip, please see Mrs. Swall and tell her your t-shirt size. Congratulations to our MMS Choir for earning a division 1 superior in performance and sight reading and last week’s CPA assessment. Great job! From Mrs. Breedlove: There has been a change on the location for Cheer tryout clinic. It will no be at MMS today and tomorrow. The 6th grade GT students will be meeting after these announcements. We will reopen the ball box today. It will remain open until the balls are being left outside. Lunchtime Weather: Lunch Menu: Line 1 – Breaded Drumsticks, MTO Pasta Bar Line 2 – Sausage Pizza, Deli Sandwich, Ham Chef Salad Concession – Cheeseburger, Steak Sandwich, Chicken Sandwich Club / Group Meetings: At this time, 6th grade GT students need to go to the Conference room.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mrs. Vega and Mrs. Lee are adding a rainbow of color to celebrate Dr. Seuss's "My Many colored Monday" at Louise Durham Elementary!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Bearcat Announcements Monday, March 2, 2020 Club Activities Tuesday, March 3, The Blood Drive is in the Bearcat Room. Go see Nurse Bobbi if you missed signed up and want to give blood. Wednesday, March 4, Sci Fi Club in the Art room, Junior Prom Committee Meeting in Ms.Hobson’s room Thursday, March 5 FCCLA , NHS Friday, March 6 Art, Book Club Saturday, March 7 Sr. High Regional Quiz Bowl : Arkadelphia Sports Activities Tuesday, March 3 Baseball vs. Mansfield @ Mena 5 p.m. March 3, Soccer @ Arkansas High 5 & 7 March 3, Track @ Booneville Senior High March 5, Track @ Booneville Jr. High March 6-7, Baseball Mena Classic March 6-7, Softball @ Ashdown Tournament Cheer tryout clinic has been moved to the MMS gym from 4-7 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday of this week. Will be back in the UBC Wednesday - Saturday. Tomorrow (March 3rd) Mena High School will be having a Blood drive. Please see Nurse Bobbi if you would like to sign up for an appointment to donate. HUB Program Applications are still available in Mrs. Buckley's office. If you are interested in the HUB program for 2020-2021, you are welcome to pick up an application in the office. JAG Work Applications (upcoming juniors and seniors) are available for next year's JAG Work class. If you missed the priority deadline to turn in your application last Friday, see Mrs. Purvis in room 403 for more information. All current seniors who are a member of National Honor Society, a group photo will be taken at the start of Enrichment for the yearbook. We will call for NHS members when it’s time for the picture.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats will play their first game in the 4A State Basketball Tournament on Wednesday at 4pm against Pea Ridge in Farmington.... GO LADYCATS!!!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Monday! **** TIme Change**** First pitch at 4:30pm!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Austin Johnston and Cason Cannon took 1st place Saturday on Lake Greeson in the Bassmaster Arkansas High School Tournament. Go Basscats!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The 4th grade Quiz Bowl team participated in the Murfreesboro Invitational Quiz Bowl on Friday, February 28. There were 12 teams. Our team was seeded 5th after lunch. They fought harder when the games resumed and defeated the teams that were seeded fourth and second . In the end, they took third place. We are so proud of them! Pictured are Ayden Dong, Vaughn Vacca, Jaylynn Miller, Chloe Buck, Madox Plunkett, Shayla Benson, Lily Kate Doughty, Alec Erickson, Madison Fowler, and Serenity Fraser.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats lose 35-37 Saturday & finish 4th in the 4A South Regional Tournament. Mena will play the 3rd place team from the 4A North Regional at 4pm on Wednesday in the 4A State Tournament in Farmington.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Sr. Girls lost to Star City 27-32 in the regional semi-finals Friday.The Ladycats will play again on Saturday at noon. The opponent will be the loser of the Crossett/Nashville game & will determine the 3rd & 4th seed in the state tournament to be played next week in Farmington.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Follow the link to School Choice Forms! Please complete both forms - page 1 and page 2. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/…/School_Choice_Form_202…
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Ladycats by defeating Magnolia yesterday will now play in the second round of the Regional Tournament today. They will face Star City at 4:00 this afternoon. All FFA Members who are competing in the Wildhog Invitational CDE’s tomorrow, February 29, will be leaving the Ag. Building @ 5 a.m. Saturday morning. Teams that will be going are: Nursery/Landscape, Forestry, Ag Mechanics and Vet Science. Congratulations to the Bearcat Chorus for earning composite Excellent R and the Spotlight Singers for earning composite Superior at Choral Performance Assessment. Both groups earned Superior in sight reading and qualified for State CPA in April. Spotlight Singers earned Region Sweepstakes. Tuesday (March 3rd) Mena High School will be having a Blood drive. Please see Nurse Bobbi if you would like to sign up for an appointment to donate. HUB Program Applications are still available in Mrs. Buckley's office. If you are interested in the HUB program for 2020-2021, you are welcome to pick up an application in the office. JAG Work Applications (upcoming juniors and seniors) are available for next year's JAG Work class. If you missed the priority deadline to turn in your application last Friday, see Mrs. Purvis in room 403 for more information. If you did not order your 2020 Yearbook yet, this week will be your last chance to place an order before all final orders are submitted for printing today. Yearbooks are $60, and can be ordered with cash or check. See Mr. Philpot in room 205 for your last chance to be guaranteed a yearbook by the end of the day today Today is the deadline to sign up for for the April ACT.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Friday, February 28th Reminders: 6th grade ETS students will be meeting today in the Conference room right after these announcements. Today is the deadline to order a yearbook and to register for Mena Youth League baseball and softball. Students, several of you are leaving your breakfast and lunch trash on the cafeteria tables. Please throw your trash away once you’ve finished your meal. If you are going on the Washington, DC / NYC trip, please see Mrs. Swall and tell her your t-shirt size. We are seeing an increase in students using their cellphones, earbuds, air pods, etc in the hallways and classrooms. You have been warned enough that if this continues, you stand a good chance of having your device confiscated and not getting it back until a parent picks it up from the office. Lunchtime Weather: We will be outside for both lunches. Lunch Menu: Line 1 – Chicken Spaghetti, MTO Baked Potato Line 2 – Sausage & Jalapeno Pizza, Deli Sandwich, Pizza Salad Concession – Hamburger, Mini Corn Dogs, Chicken Sandwich Club / Group Meetings: At this time, 6th grade ETS students need to go to the Conference Room, located next to Mrs. Rose’s office. Everyone else is released to their assigned area for FLEX Friday.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Soccer Teams will be offering an online store for fan gear March 5th thru March 19th. The link to purchase will not open till March 5th but you can look at eh catalog by following the link below.... http://50.59.224.178/Fancloth/Catalog/buildForCustomer.php…
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
As many of you know a storm in early January produced lightning that scored a direct hit on one of the light poles at Union Bank Park. That pole was damaged to the extent that it had to be removed. A new pole is being erected today.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Friday!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Sr. Girls will play Star City in the 4A South Regional Tournament today at 4pm in Crossett. By advancing to the semi-finals in the regional the Ladycats have qualified for the 4A State Tournament in Farmington next week... Check the brackets below... GO LADYCATS!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena girls defeated Magnolia 31-29 in the 4A Regional Basketball Tournament in Crossett Thursday. The Ladycats advance to play Star City on Friday at 4pm.. Go Ladycats!!!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Updated 2020 Bearcat Football Schedule!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Holly Harshman met the acquaintance of Roper the Dachshund.Roper's owner spent her Liveschool points on Show and Tell.Thanks for sharing with us at HHE.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Popcorn and a Movie coupon was the choice of these Holly Harshman fellows.They enjoyed some popcorn while catching up on their Looney Tunes.Well worth earning Liveschool points.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Holly Harshman students spending quality time with their teachers. Liveschool points allowed these students to choose Lunch with a Teacher coupon.Thanks for shaping the future.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mrs. Smart had some special lunch guests today.They chose Lunch with Mrs.Smart with their Livechool points.Thanks Pizza Hut for what you do for HHE.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School March Menu!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Middle School March Menu!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Louise Durham & Holly Harshman March Menu!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Positive and encouraging messages from two of our Holly Harshman students.They chose Design a Bulletin Board with their Liveschool points.We R.I.S.E at HHE.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Liveschool Reward Day is not complete without a little Slime ! Woo Hoo, keep on earning those points for the Slime Party.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
You are looking at some very brave Beanboozled Champs!These Holly Harshman students spent Liveschool points on Beanboozled Challenge, and a challenge we had.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Sweet rewards for these Holly Harshman students after earning Dessert/Drink for Lunch with Liveschool points.Yummy,yummy!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
HHE students earned Liveschool points that allowed them to roll in style with the Principal's Chair. Earning those points like a BOSS!!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to MMS & MHS Choirs! Both qualified for state today at the choral performance assessment at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia. The Spotlight Singers also earned region sweepstakes.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Schedule for the Mena Bearcat Baseball Classic to be played at Union Bank Park! Friday March 6th 4:00 Mt Ida (A) Mena (H) Saturday March 7th 9:00 Acorn (A) Cossatot (H) 11:00 Acorn (A) Mena (H) 1:00 Cossatot (A) Mount Ida (H) 3:00 Cossatot (A) Mena (H) 5:00 Mount Ida (A) Mena JV (H)
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Wednesday, February 26th From Coach Bentley: Any 6th grader that plans to play 7th grade football next year, will meet with him in the gym right after these announcements. From Mrs. Lunsford: EAST Conference Presentation Team will meet with her in the MMS EAST room tomorrow during ACHIEVE. Students, several of you are bringing a Rubik’s Cube to school. Remember to keep it put away during class instruction time. Reminders: Keep your hands washed to help prevent catching all the sickness that is going around. 6th grade ETS students will be meeting on Friday during ACHIEVE. There will be no 7th or 8th grade GT meetings this week. The mandatory parent / cheerleader meeting is tonight, 5:30 pm, in the High School Library. You must attend in order to participate in upcoming try-outs. This Friday is the deadline to order a yearbook. Lunchtime Weather: Due to the temperature and wind, we will remain inside during both lunches. Lunch Menu: Line 1 – Chicken Alfredo, MTO Boneless Wings Line 2 – Pizza, Deli Sandwich, Turkey Chef Salad Concession – Hamburger, Hot Dog, Chicken Sandwich Club / Group Meetings: At this time, any 6th grader that plans to play 7th grade football next year, needs to report to the gym.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
There is a mandatory parent meeting tonight @5:30 in the Mena High School library for all MMS & MHS cheer candidates.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Parent Teacher Conferences are coming up at LDE & HHE in March ! Tuesday, March 17th from 3:30pm-7:00pm @ Louise Durham Elementary Thursday, March 19th from 3:30pm-7:00pm @ Holly Harshman Elementary
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
UAMS, in conjunction with UA Rich Mountain and Healthy Connections is hosting a Hands-on Healthcare event on Monday, April 6th, at the Ouachita Center at UARM! We will have a variety of speakers from different fields and several fun and engaging hands-on activities. Applications are due Friday, March 20th . Students may apply online at the link below. https://forms.gle/bLqjH9957LMLLfDDA
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MASH Camp will be held June 15 through June 26 this year. The deadline for applications will be by the end of the day on April 6, 2020. MASH (Medical Applications of Science for Health) it is a FREE two-week summer enrichment program for high school students interested in pursuing a medical career. Mena Regional – June 15th – June 26th Current 10th and 11th graders may apply. During the two weeks, students will take part in some of the following activities: *Receive CPR training and certification *Learn through hands on activities directed by physicians and medical staff *Shadow seven departments in a local medical facilities including surgery and the ER *Receive education about personal choices such as nutrition, alcohol and drug abuse, as well as other health topics and job choices from experts in a variety of healthcare fields *Tour a medical school campus Much, much more! This camp is provided FREE of charge to these students thanks to the generous support of Farm Bureau, Baptist Health, Mercy Hospital, Mena Regional Medical Center, St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center, Conway Regional Health Systems, Johnson Regional Medical Center, UAMS West, HRSA, and partnerships with area healthcare organizations.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena softball will play their season opener on Friday, March 6th, in the Ashdown Invitational Tournament. The Ladycats will play Avery TX at 7pm... GO LADYCATS!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Bearcat Announcements Wednesday, February 26, 2020 Thursday, Feb. 27 Sr. High Murfreesboro Invitational Quiz Bowl Thursday, Feb. 27 - EAST Conference Presentation Team - Meeting Saturday, March 7 Sr. High Regional Quiz Bowl : Arkadelphia Sports Activities The medical professional program will not be having class today. All FFA Members who are competing in the Wildhog Invitational CDE’s Saturday, February 29, will be leaving the Ag. Building @ 5 a.m. Saturday. Teams that will be going are: Nursery/Landscape, Forestry and Vet Science. Livestock Team will be leaving @ 12, Noon on Friday from the Ag Building. Tuesday (March 3rd) we are having a Blood drive. Please come see Nurse Bobbi if you would like to sign up. HUB Program Applications are available in Mrs. Buckley's office. If you are interested in the HUB program for 2020-2021, you are welcome to pick up an application in the office. JAG Work Applications (upcoming juniors and seniors) are available for next year's JAG Work class. If you missed the priority deadline to turn in your application last Friday, see Mrs. Purvis in room 403 for more information. If you did not order your 2020 Yearbook yet, this week will be your last chance to place an order before all final orders are submitted for printing on Friday. Yearbooks are $60, and can be ordered with cash or check. See Mr. Philpot in room 205 for more information or to place your last chance order. Juniors will go to a college fair at UARM on Thursday from 10:00-11:15. **Next Tuesday (March 3rd) we are having a Blood drive. Please come see Nurse Bobbi if you would like to sign up. Friday is the deadline to sign up for for the April ACT.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena opened the 2020 baseball season with a 13-6 win at Mt. Ida Tuesday. The Bearcats are back in action on Monday, March 2nd at Waldron. GO BEARCATS! http://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter=24460
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Louise Durham is excited about Celebrating Read Across America March 2- March 6! We will be celebrating our love of reading with lots of reading , fun dress up days and a school wide reading challenge!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena FFA participated in the Ouachita Sub-Area Leadership Events on Monday. The Parliamentary Procedure Team placed first. Team members are Cooper Anderle, Madison Blair, Brendon Catlett, Ivy Curtis, Lexi Dilbeck, Bethany Godwin & Navya Morris. The Jr. Parliamentary Team place second. Team members are Cierra Dulaney, Aaron Ferguson, William Hendrix, Aslynn Jackson, Ranessa Ricker, Layla Spenser & Mckenzie Vincent.   Breezy Hendrix finished 2nd in prepared speaking & Brandon Catlett was 1st in the Farm Bureau Discussion Meet. All of these teams and Individuals have qualified and will represent Mena High School in the District and State Leadership Development Events held at the Hot Springs Convention Center during the State FFA Convention in April.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
See you at the PAC !!!!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Tuesday, February 25th Students, there is a lot of sickness going around our school and community. Please remember that the best prevention is to keep your hands washed, especially after using things that others have touched, such as Chromebooks, desktop computers, books, PE & athletic equipment, etc. GT Students: Mrs. Moore will be out for the remainder of the week, so there will be no 7th or 8th grade GT meetings this week. Reminders: After these announcements, all 8th graders will report to the gym for a class photo for the yearbook. 6th grade ETS students will be meeting on Friday during ACHIEVE. The mandatory parent / cheerleader meeting is this Thursday, 5:30 pm, in the High School Library. You must attend in order to participate in upcoming try-outs. This Friday is the deadline to order a yearbook and to register for Mena Youth League baseball & Softball. Lunchtime Weather: Lunch Menu: Line 1 – Popcorn Chicken Bowl, MTO Tortilla, MTO Nachos Line 2 – Meat Lovers Pizza, Deli Sandwich, Cobb Salad Concession – Steak Sandwich, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Chicken Tenders Club / Group Meetings: At this time, all 8th grade students need to report to the gym for a class photo.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
March 3rd Blood drive. The blood drive is open to all Mena High School students and staff. It will be in the Bearcat room in the gym. All 16yr olds must have a Parent signature and weigh at least 110lbs. 18 yrs old and older must weigh 125lbs. Students should by sign up in the high school nurse's office. All donors must have a picture ID the day of blood drive. International Exchange Students or anyone who has lived out of country for more than 5 years are not eligible to give blood.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Spring Break at Mena Public Schools will be March 23rd - 27th.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Bearcat Announcements Tuesday, February 25, 2020 Wednesday, February 26, FBLA Group Photo for the yearbook will be taken during Enrichment. FBLA members, please wear your District FBLA red shirt for the photo. Thursday, Feb. 27 Sr. High Murfreesboro Invitational Quiz Bowl Saturday, March 7 Sr. High Regional Quiz Bowl : Arkadelphia Sports Activities Tuesday, February 25, Baseball Game @ Mt. Ida 5:00 pm The medical professional program will not be having class on today HUB Program Applications are available in Mrs. Buckley's office. If you are interested in the HUB program for 2020-2021, you are welcome to pick up an application in the office. JAG Work Applications (upcoming juniors and seniors) are available for next year's JAG Work class. If you missed the priority deadline to turn in your application last Friday, see Mrs. Purvis in room 403 for more information. If you did not order your 2020 Yearbook yet, this week will be your last chance to place an order before all final orders are submitted for printing on Friday. Yearbooks are $60, and can be ordered with cash or check. See Mr. Philpot in room 205 for more information or to place your last chance order. Juniors will go to a college fair at UARM on Thursday from 10:00-11:15.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Tuesday!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
There will be a college fair on Thursday, 2/27 from 10am-11:15am at UA Rich Mountain for Mena High School Juniors. Juniors should bring questions for the college you might want to attend!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Senior Parents or anyone willing to help with planning and/or working during after prom, we are having a meeting Thursday, 2/27 @ 6 in the Mena Middle School Library. If you can't come but would like to help, contact Michelle Schnell 234-1517 or Sheli Chaney 234-1137.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Monday, February 24th Reminders: Quiz Bowl teams will have group photos taken after today’s announcements. The 8th grade group photo will be taken next tomorrow during ACHIEVE. This Friday is the deadline to order a yearbook and to register for Mena Youth League baseball & Softball. We are starting to have an issue with letter and number keys being removed from the school Chrome Books and other devices. If you remove the keys, you are financially responsible for the repairs. 7th grade ETS students will be meeting today in the Cafeteria, and 6th grade ETS students will be meeting this Friday. All 7th and 8th graders who signed up for next year’s cheer squad and who attended the mandatory meeting in Mrs. Breedlove’s room last week – There is a mandatory parent meeting this Wednesday, 5:30 pm, in the Mena High School Library. If you and at least one parent or legal guardian do not attend, you will not be allowed to try out for the cheer squad. Lunchtime Weather: Lunch Menu: Line 1 – Salisbury Steak, Grilled Cheese with Soup Line 2 – Sausage Pizza, Deli Sandwich, Ham Chef Salad Concession – Backyard Burger, Chicken Sandwich Club / Group Meetings: At this time, GT students need to report to the EAST room with your trophies and then the 6th grade GT needs to go to the Conference room. 7th grade ETS students need to go to the Cafeteria.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
There will be a spring football parent meeting at 6:00pm on Tuesday, February 25, at the Mena High School Performing Arts Center. This meeting is for all guardians of incoming 7th grade through high school athletes. The summer schedule will be handed out and discussed.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Bearcat Announcements Monday, February 24, 2020 Club Activities Tuesday, February 25, FFA Group Photo for the yearbook will be taken during Enrichment Wednesday, February 26, FBLA Group Photo for the yearbook will be taken during Enrichment. FBLA members, please wear your District FBLA red shirt for the photo. Sports Activities Tuesday, February 25, Baseball Game @ Mt. Ida 5:00 pm FFA Members who are participating in the Sub-Area Leadership Events @ Cossatot High School on Monday will be leaving from the Ag Building at 4:30 p.m. Bring your official dress. HUB Program Applications are available in Mrs. Buckley's office. If you are interested in the HUB program for 2020-2021, you are welcome to pick up an application in the office. Seniors, please complete the Mr. and Ms. Bearcat ballot on Google Classroom by the end of the day today. These results will also be part of the 2020 MHS Yearbook. JAG Work Applications (upcoming juniors and seniors) are available for next year's JAG Work class. You can pick up an application from Mrs. Purvis (room 403), counseling center, or online at karenpurvis.wixsite.com/mhsjag. Return applications to Mrs. Purvis or Mrs. Thacker or Enrichment teacher. Priority deadline is this Friday, February 21. If you did not order your 2020 Yearbook yet, this week will be your last chance to place an order before all final orders are submitted for printing on Friday. Yearbooks are $60, and can be ordered with cash or check. See Mr. Philpot in room 205 for more information or to place your last chance order. The Independent Living Class will have Hot Chocolate, Cappuccinos and Coffees for sale daily before school starts for $1.00 each. Stop by and see them in the hallway.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats will play Magnolia in the Class 4A Regional Tournament at Crossett on Thursday 2/27 at 4pm. Check the bracket below. https://www.maxpreps.com/tournament/x3xFjzibEeqAzqREozo6lw/girls-basketball-winter-19-20/2020--basketball-regionals-4a-girls.htm
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats lost to DeQueen in the 7-4A District Tournament Finals on Saturday by a score of 26-33. Mena will play in the 4A Regional Tournament in Crossett on Thursday 2/27 at 4pm. GO LADYCATS!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Button sewing 101 in MMS Family & Consumer Science!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School students visited the UA Fort Smith campus International Students Open House today.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena students are representing Holly Harshman Elementary & Mena MIddle School in the UA Rich Mountain Science Fair at the Ouachita Center today!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Holly Harshman was introduced to Princess today.Her proud owner chose Show and Tell with her Liveschool points.Cuteness overload!!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Holly Harshman Elementary students making a clean sweep with Mr.Leo. They spent their Liveschool points on Custodian Sidekick.Go Bearcats!!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Friday, February 21st Reminders: Lost and Found items will be emptied today. FBLA, FCCLA, Leadership students who are interested in going on the Magic Springs trip will meet in Mrs. Smith’s room right after these announcements. Quiz Bowl teams will have group photos taken on Monday. Bring your trophies and certificates The 8th grade group photo will be taken next Tuesday. One week from today is the deadline to order a yearbook and to register for Mena Youth League baseball & Softball. Students, if you have a class in the gym, you need to stay in the gym until the bell rings and do not roam around in the Cafeteria or halls. Once again, there were several footballs, basketballs, etc left outside yesterday after both lunches. The ball box will be locked during both lunches for a few days. Lunchtime Weather: We will be outside today. Lunch Menu: Line 1 – Crispitos, MTO Baked Potato Line 2 – Sausage & Jalapeno Pizza, Deli Sandwich, Pizza Salad Concession – Pizza Burger, Corn Dog, Chicken Sandwich Club / Group Meetings: At this time… FBLA, FCLA, Leadership students interested in the Magic Springs trip need to go to Mrs. Smith’s room. All other students are dismissed for FLEX Friday
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
No hot breakfast will be served next week in the cafeteria at Louise Durham Elementary. One of the ovens is out. Breakfast will be cereal & a muffin on Monday.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats will play DeQueen in the 7-4A District Tournament Finals on Saturday in Malvern. If Mena wins they will play in the 4A Regional Tournament in Crossett on Wednesday 2/26 at 7pm. If not Mena will play on Thursday 2/27 at 4pm. GO LADYCATS!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Benefit Game at Mount Ida will NOT be played Monday 2-24 due to weather and field conditions. The current plan is to play the game on Tuesday 2-25. Hopefully we will get good enough weather to get the game in. http://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics…
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The James K. Polk Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution named Mena High School senior FAITH CHANEY their 2020 Good Citizen during a meeting at the Polk County Library Thursday night.. Regent Cortez Copher also announced that Chaney had claimed first place in Arkansas & will be honored at the DAR State Conference on Saturday, March 21st.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The James K. Polk Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution awarded Mena Middle School's Tommy Johnson a certificate naming him their Outstanding American History Teacher during a meeting at the Polk County Library Thursday night..
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats have advanced to the 7-4A District Tournament Championship Game with a 48-46 win over Nashville Thursday.. The girls will play the winner of the DeQueen/Bauxite game in the finals on Saturday at 6pm in Malvern,, GO LADYCATS!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations Mrs. Kathy Smallwood who won the Vyve Teacher of the Month! This is voted online by parents and students.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
There will be a spring football parent meeting at 6:00pm on Tuesday, February 25, at the Mena High School Performing Arts Center. This meeting is for all guardians of incoming 7th grade through high school athletes. The summer schedule will be handed out and discussed.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena FFA Conducted their Greenhand Ceremony for all 1st year FFA Members Thursday!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to Mena High School Senior MARC WILSON! Marc signed his to play football at Henderson State University as a preferred walk on. GO BEARCATS! https://hsusports.com/sports/football
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Thursday, February 20th Students, this year we began allowing you to use your phones / devices outside during lunch. This came with some conditions. This is just a reminder that one of those conditions is that you are not allowed to use your device to take pictures or videos. From Mrs. Smith: Any FBLA/FCCLA or Leadership student interested in going to Magic Springs will meet in her room tomorrow during FLEX time. Reminders: Lost and Found items will be emptied tomorrow afternoon. There will be a mandatory meeting after these announcements in Mrs. Breedlove’s room for 7th & 8th graders that signed up for Cheer. Quiz Bowl teams will have group photos taken on Monday. Bring your trophies and certificates The 8th grade group photo will be taken next Tuesday. Next Friday is the deadline to order a yearbook and to register for Mena Youth League baseball & Softball. From Mrs. Rose: Thank you to all the students who completed the Counselor's Corner Assignment on time. Winners of the prize drawing see need to see Mrs. Rose: Hayden Davis Nichole Philpot Rebekah Ogden Abram Wooden Dax McMellon Brooklyn Carls Frank Smudrick Belle Jaynes Reagan Gates River Pierce Lunchtime Weather: If it is not raining, you will have the option of going outside. Please stay on the hard surfaces. Lunch Menu: Line 1 – General Tso’s Beef, MTO Tortilla, MTO Nachos Line 2 – Cheeseburger Pizza, Sandwich, Popcorn Chicken Salad Concession – Hamburger, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Chicken Tenders Club / Group Meetings: At this time… 7th / 8th grade Cheer candidates need to go to Mrs. Breedlove’s room 8th grade GT students need to go to the Conference room.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Bearcat Announcements Thursday, February 20, 2020 Club Activities Thursday, Feb. 20, during Enrichment, FFA Greenhand Day for all 1st year FFA Members and all FFA members in the Ag Building. Thursday, Feb. 20, Jr .High Quiz bowl practice at middle school campus during Enrichment or ACHIEVE Thursday, Feb. 20, Sr. High Quiz Bowl practice at Holly Harshman campus Friday, Feb. 21 Sr. High Quiz Bowl DeQueen Invitational Tournament Sports Activities The Mena Ladycats will be playing in the second round of the district tournament in Malvern this evening. Career Center Machine Tool program at the college will not meet today, Thursday, February 20th Bearcat Senior Marc Wilson will be signing his letter of intent this morning at 11:00 to play college football at Henderson State University. The signing ceremony will be held in the Union Bank Center. HUB Program Applications are available in Mrs. Buckley's office. If you are interested in the HUB program for 2020-2021, you are welcome to pick up an application in the office. Library Lunch Closings this week: To all Seniors: please complete the Who’s Who Ballot that is in the Class of 2020 Google Classroom this week. We had less than 50% of the Senior Class complete the ballot the first time, so the yearbook staff has a revised Who’s Who Ballot that all Seniors need to complete by the end of the day Friday. The results will be part of the 2020 MHS Yearbook. Also, Seniors, please complete the Mr. and Ms. Bearcat ballot on Google Classroom by Monday. These results will also be part of the 2020 MHS Yearbook. JAG Work Applications (upcoming juniors and seniors) are available for next year's JAG Work class. You can pick up an application from Mrs. Purvis (room 403), counseling center, or online at karenpurvis.wixsite.com/mhsjag. Return applications to Mrs. Purvis or Mrs. Thacker or Enrichment teacher. Priority deadline is this Friday, February 21. If you did not order your 2020 Yearbook yet, see Mr. Philpot in room 205 for more information. The Independent Living Class will have Hot Chocolate, Cappuccinos and Coffees for sale daily before school starts for $1.00 each. Stop by and see them in the hallway.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Thursday!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena track athletes got in some laps Wednesday in preparation for the upcoming season which begins on March 3rd @ Boonevile! https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics…
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Wednesday, February 19th Congratulations to Coach Johnson for receiving the Outstanding American History Teacher award from the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Coach Johnson received this award as recognition for the work he and his students have done when learning about the U.S. Constitution. Congratulations, Coach! The last day to order a yearbook is next Friday, February 28th. Quite a few students are getting close to going to ISS for excessive tardies. Please get to class on time. Everything in the lost-and-found box will be bagged up and donated to PCDC this Friday. Please look through it for your missing items. From Mrs. Luttmer: The Robotics Club member need to look for an email from her. From Mrs. Breedlove: The current 7th & 8th graders that signed up for Cheer will have a mandatory meeting tomorrow during ACHIEVE. Any 7th & 8th grade boy or girl that is interested in participating in Track, will meet in the gym with Coach Peters right after these announcements. From Mrs. Lunsford: Any Student Council Representative that did not get their photo taken yesterday needs to go to the EAST room right after these announcements. Also, the 8th grade class photo will be taken next Tuesday. Lunchtime Weather: Lunch Menu: Line 1 – Chicken Potato Bowl, MTO Boneless Wings Line 2 – Pizza, Deli Sandwich, Turkey Chef Salad Concession – Cheeseburger, Hot Dog, Chicken Sandwich Club / Group Meetings: At this time… 7th grade GT students need to go to the Conference room. Student Council reps that did not get their photo taken yesterday need to go to the EAST room. Any 7th or 8th grade boy or girl interested in Track needs to go to the Gym.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Ladycats will play Nashville in the 7-4A District Basketball Tournament on Thursday at 4:00pm in Malvern. By advancing to the semi-finals Mena has also secured a spot in next week's 4A South Regional Tournament at Crossett.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Bearcat Announcements Wednesday, February 19, 2020 Club Activities Wednesday, Feb. 19, Josten’s will be here with Sr. Rings. They will set up in Counseling Center. Wednesday Feb. 19, Sci-Fi Club meeting in the Art Room Thursday, Feb. 20, during Enrichment, FFA Greenhand Day for all 1st year FFA Members and all FFA members in the Ag Building. Thursday, Feb. 20, Jr .High Quiz bowl practice at middle school campus during Enrichment or ACHIEVE Thursday, Feb. 20, Sr. High Quiz Bowl practice at Holly Harshman campus Friday, Feb. 21 Sr. High Quiz Bowl DeQueen Invitational Tournament Sports Activities Students: If you are coming in late to 1st period, you must go to the office and sign in, teachers, please send them to the office to sign in if they don’t have an admit slip (either white or blue). Also if you are coming in at the end of 1st period, you will still receive an unexcused tardy. Also, this does not just pertain to 1st and 2nd period, you will only get an excused tardy if you have a doctor’s note. HUB Program Applications are available in Mrs. Buckley's office. If you are interested in the HUB program for 2020-2021, you are welcome to pick up an application in the office. Library Lunch Closings this week: To all Seniors: please complete the Who’s Who Ballot that is in the Class of 2020 Google Classroom this week. We had less than 50% of the Senior Class complete the ballot the first time, so the yearbook staff has a revised Who’s Who Ballot that all Seniors need to complete by the end of the day Friday. The results will be part of the 2020 MHS Yearbook. JAG Work Applications (upcoming juniors and seniors) are available for next year's JAG Work class. You can pick up an application from Mrs. Purvis (room 403), counseling center, or online at karenpurvis.wixsite.com/mhsjag. Return applications to Mrs. Purvis or Mrs. Thacker or Enrichment teacher. Priority deadline is this Friday, February 21. If you did not order your 2020 Yearbook yet, see Mr. Philpot in room 205 for more information. The Independent Living Class will have Hot Chocolate, Cappuccinos and Coffees for sale daily before school starts for $1.00 each. Stop by and see them in the hallway. There is a mandatory meeting for all who are trying out for cheer during Enrichment today. If you are planning on trying out for the 2020-2021 Cheer squad, you must attend the meeting or speak with Coach Hughes in advance if you are not able to attend.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Assistant Superintendent Paulette Sherrer presented the Mena School Board with a proposed school calendar for the next two years that had the approval of 92% of the staff. The board Unanimously approved that calendar for 20/21 and 21/22.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena School Board conducted their February meeting Tuesday night at the administration building. Superintendent Benny Weston began the meeting by thanking the board for allowing him to attend the AASA National Conference in San Diego CA recently. Weston represented the state as the Arkansas Superintendent of the Year & described it as a once in a lifetime experience. Assistant Superintendent Paulette Sherrer them presented the board with a proposed school calendar for the next two years that had the approval of 92% of the staff. The board Unanimously approved that calendar for 20/21 and 21/22. Maintenance Supervisor, Danny Minton, addressed the board on facilities. Repairs continue on various systems that were damaged by a lightning strike at the baseball field. Including the removal of the damaged light pole. Delivery of Other material for the baseball facility has been postponed due to wet weather. Also the recent heavy rains have exposed a few leaks at Louise Durham Elementary & they are being dealt with. At this point in the meeting there was discussion about limiting the number of foreign exchange students. No action was taken & it was decided that it would be left to the administrations discretion. The board accepted the resignation of Molly Lindsey & Freda Moore. They also unanimously approved extending all administrative contracts before adjourning.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Ladycats defeated Hope 51-44 Tuesday in the 7-4A District Basketball Tournament at Malvern.. Mena will advance to play Nashville at 4pm Thursday. Go Ladycats!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The last day to purchase a 2020 Mena Middle School yearbook is February 28th!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to Mena Middle School student Ty Thacker! Ty recently received the President’s Volunteer Service Award: Mena, AR 7th Grader Ty Thacker Receives President’s Volunteer Service Award. Mena, AR- Ty Thacker, 12, a 7th grade student of Mena Middle School and Iron’s Fork 4-H, has been honored for his exemplary volunteer service with a President’s Volunteer Service Award. The award, which recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country, was granted by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program. Mena Middle School nominated Ty for national honors this fall in recognition of his volunteer service. Ty is a member of Iron’s Fork 4-H and has volunteered for numerous activities including serving at this year’s Community Thanksgiving Dinner. He is also a member of Grace Bible Church and helps with the Awana Program as a volunteer each Monday night of the week. Ty is an exemplary student and these are just a few highlights of the volunteer events Ty has participated in this last year. In its 25th year, The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), recognizes middle level and high school students across America for outstanding volunteer service. “Across the United States, young volunteers are doing remarkable things to contribute to the well-being of the people and communities around them,” said Prudential Chairman and CEO Charles Lowery. “Prudential is honored to celebrate the contributions of these students, and we hope their stories inspire others to volunteer, too.” “Demonstrating civic responsibility through volunteerism is an important part of life,” said NASSP Executive Director JoAnn Bartoletti. “These honorees practice a lesson we hope all young people, as well as adults, will emulate.” Prudential Spirit of Community Award application details were distributed nationwide last September through middle level and high schools, Girl Scout councils, county 4-H organizations, American Red Cross Chapters, YMCAs, and Points of Light Global Network members. These schools and officially-designated local organizations nominated Local Honorees, whose applications were advanced for state-level judging. In addition to granting President’s Volunteer Service Awards, The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards selected Honorees, Distinguished Finalists and Certificate of Excellence recipients. Volunteer activities were judged on criteria including initiative effort, impact and personal growth.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Basscats competed in the Trader Bills High School Tournament on Lake Greeson on Sunday. Burger and Head took 4th place while Johnston and Cannon took 7th place in the High School Division. The Basscats will be back in action on Lake Greeson on Saturday in the Arkansas Youth Fishing Federation Tournament. Thank you to all of our sponsors! Mena Basscats Pictured-Trent Head, Jarret Burger, Austin Rose, Evan Graves, Braxton Page, Colton Quebedeaux Not pictured - Austin Johnston & Cason Cannon
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Tuesday, February 18th Congratulations to the Mena Junior High Lady Cats for finishing their basketball season as the District Champions! We still have registration forms in the front office for Mena Youth League baseball and softball. The deadline to register is next Friday, February 28th. Student Council Representatives will need to go to the EAST room right after these announcements for a group photo for the yearbook. Lunchtime Weather: We will remain inside today. Lunch Menu: Line 1 – Beef Enchiladas, MTO Tortilla Line 2 – Meat Lovers’ Pizza, Deli Sandwich, Cobb Salad Concession – Meatball Sub, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Chicken Tenders Club / Group Meetings: At this time, all Student Council Representatives need to go to the EAST room and 6th grade GT students need to go to the Conference room.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena FFA will have their annual Greenhand Ceremony On Thursday, Feb. 20, during Enrichment. This is for all 1st year FFA Members & will take place in the Ag Building. On Friday, Feb. 21, the Mena FFA will host their annual teacher appreciation breakfast before school.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Bearcat Announcements Tuesday, February 18, 2020 Club Activities Tuesday, Feb. 18, Sophomore ETS in Room 209 PLEASE BRING YOUR CHROMEBOOKS Wednesday Feb. 19, Sci-Fi Club meeting in the Art Room Thursday, Feb. 20, during Enrichment, FFA Greenhand Day for all 1st year FFA Members and all FFA members in the Ag Building. Thursday, Feb. 20, Jr .High Quiz bowl practice at middle school campus during Enrichment or ACHIEVE Thursday, Feb. 20, Sr. High Quiz Bowl practice at Holly Harshman campus Friday, Feb. 21 Sr. High Quiz Bowl DeQueen Invitational Tournament Sports Activities Students: If you are coming in late to 1st period, you must go to the office and sign in, teachers, please send them to the office to sign in if they don’t have an admit slip (either white or blue). Also if you are coming in at the end of 1st period, you will still receive an unexcused tardy. Also, this does not just pertain to 1st and 2nd period, you will only get an excused tardy if you have a doctor’s note. HUB Program Applications are available in Mrs. Buckley's office. If you are interested in the HUB program for 2020-2021, you are welcome to pick up an application in the office. Library Lunch Closings this week: JAG Work Applications (upcoming juniors and seniors) are available for next year's JAG Work class. You can pick up an application from Mrs. Purvis (room 403), counseling center, or online at karenpurvis.wixsite.com/mhsjag. Return applications to Mrs. Purvis or Mrs. Thacker or Enrichment teacher. Priority deadline is February 21, 2020. If you did not order your 2020 Yearbook yet, see Mr. Philpot in room 205 for more information. The Independent Living Class will have Hot Chocolate, Cappuccinos and Coffees for sale daily before school starts for $1.00 each. Stop by and see them in the hallway. There is a mandatory meeting for all who are trying out for cheer during Enrichment on Wednesday. If you are planning on trying out for the 2020-2021 Cheer squad, you must attend the meeting or speak with Coach Hughes in advance if you are not able to attend.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Tuesday!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Bearcats basketball season came to an end Monday with a 40-43 loss to DeQueen in the 7-4A District Tournament. The Ladycats will open tournament play Tuesday at 4pm when they play Hope. Games are being played at Malvern.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Beginning Tuesday, February 18, at Louise Durham Elementary all Preschool students and older siblings will be dropped off and picked up at the gym. Please remember the parents picking up older siblings in the afternoon will need to arrive after 3:00 PM. Parents that arrive earlier will be asked to go around to the end of the line. For safety reasons, cars will not be allowed to pass around other vehicles. Thank you for your cooperation in keeping our students safe.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Monday!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Sr. High District Basketball Tournament will be played at Malvern this week. The Bearcats first game is Monday & the Ladycats first game is Tuesday. See the complete bracket below..GO BEARCATS!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Ladycats & Bearcats played their final conference games at Arkadelphia Friday night. The girls won their game 47-33 & the boys lost by a score of 43-56. Both Mena teams will play in the 7-4A District Tournament at Malvern next week.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Superintendent Benny Weston is representing Arkansas in San Diego at the National AASA Conference.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Jr. Ladycats are champions of the 7-4A Jr. District Tournament. The girls defeated Nashville by a score of 26-22 in the finals Friday night. Go Ladycats!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Middle School FBLA members attended the Spring Leadership Conference yesterday. The following students competed in competitions and were recognized at conference for placing in the top 5. Elaina Aleshire & Rylee Wiles - 3rd Place in Desktop Publishing Applications Sophie Brewer & Sophia Vacca - 5th Place in Business Graphics Sophia Vacca - 4th Place in Public Speaking Shantal Tecson - 3rd Place in One-Minute Typing Test Rylee Wiles - 4th Place in Proofreading Hailey Emerson - 1st Place in Spelling Yennyte Tecson - 1st Place in 3-Minute Typing Test MMS FBLA members were also recognized for raising the most money for March of Dimes.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Bearcat Announcements Thursday, February 13, 2020 Club Activities Thursday, 2-13 Jr. High Quiz Bowl practice at middle school campus during ACHIEVE Thursday, 2-13 Sr. High Quiz Bowl practice after school in Mrs. Moore’s room Friday, Feb. 21 Sr. High Quiz Bowl DeQueen Invitational Tournament Sports Activities Friday, 2-14, BB @ Arkadelphia 4:30 Monday - Saturday, 2-10/15 District Junior Tournament Students: If you are coming in late to 1st period, you must go to the office and sign in, teachers, please send them to the office to sign in if they don’t have an admit slip (either white or blue). Also if you are coming in at the end of 1st period, you will still receive an unexcused tardy. Also, this does not just pertain to 1st and 2nd period, you will only get an excused tardy if you have a doctor’s note. HUB Program Applications are available in Mrs. Buckley's office. If you are interested in the HUB program for 2020-2021, you are welcome to pick up an application in the office. FFA Members who are participating in the Colt’s Classic CDE Contests on Friday, February 14, will be leaving the Ag Building @ 6:30 a.m. This will involve the following teams: Nursery & Landscape, Electricity, Ag Mechanics, Vet. Science and Forestry. Please bring money for breakfast and lunch. Library Lunch Closings this week: JAG Work Applications (upcoming juniors and seniors) are available for next year's JAG Work class. You can pick up an application from Mrs. Purvis (room 403), counseling center, or online at karenpurvis.wixsite.com/mhsjag. Return applications to Mrs. Purvis or Mrs. Thacker or Enrichment teacher. Priority deadline is February 21, 2020. The yearbook staff has extended sales of the 2020 MHS Yearbook for a limited time. You can still order a non-personalized 2020 yearbook for $60, but the final day to order will be by the end of the school day today. See Mr. Philpot in room 205 to order with cash or check. Special Olympic Polar Plunge is scheduled for this morning at 11:30 a.m. in the Student Parking Lot. There will also be a Unified Champion Schools Assembly in the PAC, which students will be dismissed from class to attend at 10:30 this morning. The Independent Living Class will have Hot Chocolate, Cappuccinos and Coffees for sale daily before school starts for $1.00 each. Stop by and see them in the hallway. There will be no school tomorrow, February 14, and Monday, February 17, will be CAPS conferences scheduling day. Valentine Deliveries will be in room 316 by the bus loading zone door. Students may pick up deliveries at the end of the day or upon check-out. Lists will be posted outside 316 and the office, your name will be highlighted if you have a delivery. The list will also be in google docs, the document has been shared via email.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Thursday, February 13th Reminders: There will be no school tomorrow, February 14, and Monday, February 17 The Student Council Officers need to go to the EAST room after these announcements for a group photo. BADD Club will meet with Mrs. Rose today after the announcements. If you get a Valentines delivery today, no inflated balloons will be allowed on the bus. From Mrs. Sikes: Mena Middle School FBLA members attended the Spring Leadership Conference yesterday. The following students competed in competitions and were recognized at conference for placing in the top 5. Elaina Aleshire & Rylee Wiles - 3rd Place in Desktop Publishing Applications Sophie Brewer & Sophia Vacca - 5th Place in Business Graphics Sophia Vacca - 4th Place in Public Speaking Shantal Tecson - 3rd Place in One-Minute Typing Test Rylee Wiles - 4th Place in Proofreading Hailey Emerson - 1st Place in Spelling Yennyte Tecson - 1st Place in 3-Minute Typing Test MMS FBLA members were also recognized for raising the most money for March of Dimes. Mrs. Sikes needs to see all FBLA members after announcements to get a quick photo. Lunchtime Weather: We will go outside today, however, due to the number of balls that have been left outside, the ball box will remain locked today. Lunch Menu: Line 1 – Lasagna, MTO Tortilla, MTO Nachos Line 2 – Cheeseburger Pizza, Deli Sandwich, Popcorn Chicken Salad Concession – Pizza Burger, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Chicken Tenders Club / Group Meetings: At this time, BADD members need to go to Mrs. Rose’s office, Student Council Officers need to go to the EAST room, FBLA members need to go to Mrs. Sikes’ room, and 8th grade GT students need to go to the Conference room. ** Congratulations to the Jr High Bearcats for a great and exciting basketball season. The boys ended their season last night with a 3rd place finish in the conference. ** Good luck to our Jr High Lady Cats as they finish their season tonight by playing for the conference championship at Nashville! Go Cats!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Jr. Ladycats will play Nashville in the district tournament championship game tonight at 6pm in Nashville.. GO LADYCATS!!!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Jr. Bearcat’s basketball season came to an end Wednesday night. The boys lost to Arkadelphia by a score of 33-38 in the 7-4A District Tournament in Nashville. The Jr. Ladycats won their game over Bauxite 27-20. The girls advance & will play Nashville on Thursday at 6pm. Go Ladycats!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Wednesday, February 12th Reminders: Students who signed up for cheer need to get their paperwork turned in to Mrs. Breedlove asap. There will be a mandatory meeting in her room next Thursday during ACHIEVE and she will tell you about future meetings. Valentines Crush sales continue through tomorrow. There will be no school this Friday, February 14, and Monday, February 17 The Student Council officers will have a group photo taken tomorrow and all other Student Council members will have their photo taken next Tuesday. BADD Club will meet with Mrs. Rose tomorrow after the announcements. If you get a Valentines delivery tomorrow, no inflated balloons will be allowed on the bus. Yesterday there were seven balls left outside during the 2 lunches. If you take a ball outside, it is your responsibility to return it. Lunchtime Weather: We will remain inside today during both lunches. Lunch Menu: Line 1 – Walking Tacos, MTO Boneless Wings Line 2 – Pizza, Deli Sandwich, Turkey Chef Salad Concession – Hamburger, Hot Dog, Chicken Sandwich Club / Group Meetings: At this time, 7th grade GT students need to go to the Conference room. ** Good luck to our Junior High Lady Cats & Bearcats as they compete in the District Tournament at Nashville this evening…GO CATS!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Theatre Department is performing "The Ten Best Worst Things About High School" for 8th grade english classes today..The public performance will be at 5:30 pm today in the MHS Performing Arts Center.. Everyone is welcome & admission is free.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 Club Activities Wednesday, 2-12 Robotics Thursday, 2-13 Jr. High Quiz Bowl practice at middle school campus during ACHIEVE Thursday, 2-13 Sr. High Quiz Bowl practice after school in Mrs. Moore’s room Friday, Feb. 21 Sr. High Quiz Bowl DeQueen Invitational Tournament Sports Activities Friday, 2-14, BB @ Arkadelphia 4:30 Monday - Saturday, 2-10/15 District Junior Tournament Students: If you are coming in late to 1st period, you must go to the office and sign in, teachers, please send them to the office to sign in if they don’t have an admit slip (either white or blue). Also if you are coming in at the end of 1st period, you will still receive an unexcused tardy. Also, this does not just pertain to 1st and 2nd period, you will only get an excused tardy if you have a doctor’s note. HUB Program Applications are available in Mrs. Buckley's office. If you are interested in the HUB program for 2020-2021, you are welcome to pick up an application in the office. FFA Members who are participating in the Colt’s Classic CDE Contests on Friday, February 14, will be leaving the Ag Building @ 6:30 a.m. This will involve the following teams: Nursery & Landscape, Electricity, Ag Mechanics, Vet. Science and Forestry. Please bring money for breakfast and lunch. Library Lunch Closings this week: JAG Work Applications (upcoming juniors and seniors) are available for next year's JAG Work class. You can pick up an application from Mrs. Purvis (room 403), counseling center, or online at karenpurvis.wixsite.com/mhsjag. Return applications to Mrs. Purvis or Mrs. Thacker or Enrichment teacher. Priority deadline is February 21, 2020. The yearbook staff has extended sales of the 2020 MHS Yearbook for a limited time. You can still order a non-personalized 2020 yearbook for $60, but the final day to order will be next Thursday, February 13. See Mr. Philpot in room 205 to order with cash or check. Special Olympic Polar Plunge is scheduled for this Thursday, February 13 at 11:30 in the Student Parking Lot. Stop by Room 214 and pick up your Plunge Form and get more information on how to be involved...Rumor has it that Coach Wright and Coach Lyle will plunge if their girls can raise $1000.00….Let’s help the girls make this possible!!!! The Independent Living Class will have Hot Chocolate, Cappuccinos and Coffees for sale daily before school starts for $1.00 each. Stop by and see them in the hallway.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Wednesday!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Sr. Ladycats & Bearcats played conference games at Nashville Tuesday.. The girls won their game 54-47... The boys lost by a score of 27-58...Mena will play at Arkadelphia Friday 2/14.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Rich Mountain Electric Cooperative, along with the state’s 16 other electric cooperatives, will provide an all-expense-paid trip to the nation’s capital for a selected group of high school juniors from Arkansas. To apply as a delegate from Rich Mountain Electric Cooperative, please fill out the application & return with essay to Rich Mountain Electric.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Attention Mena Florist!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena MIddle School 6th Graders recently participated in the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Math-A-Thon. They raised $1,430 dollars for St. Jude's to help in the fight against childhood cancer and other life threatening diseases. THANK YOU FOR MAKING A DIFFERENCE AND HELPING OTHERS!! Dax McMillion Bre Crider Dylon Morris Kallye Gates Ava Fields Pascha Wilstrand Eli Swall Kilee Rowe Katie Rowe Carmindy Ashcraft
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Tuesday, February 11th Students, several of you are starting to use the cubbies in the cafeteria as a place to store your belongings all day. These cubbies are only for storage of your belongings during lunch. Please get all of your stuff out today. Beginning tomorrow, anything found in the cubbies will be moved to the lost-and-found box. Students, please do not leave your gum on the cafeteria trays. If you are expecting a Valentines delivery here at school on Thursday, please inform you parents that Arkansas Bus Safety Codes prohibit inflated balloons on a bus. If you do ride a bus and receive a balloon, it will have to be deflated before you are allowed on the bus. Reminders: The MMS dance is tonight, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Admission is $5. Make sure your parents know that the dance ends at 8:00. If you want to make a song request, put the song title, name of the artist, and your name on a piece of paper and bring it to Mrs. Rose. Valentines Crush sales continue through Thursday. There will be no school this Friday, February 14, and Monday, February 17. All 8th graders will have their CAP Conferences at the High School on the 17th. More details will be given out later. The Student Council Officers will have a group photo taken on Thursday and the other Student Council members will have their photo taken next Tuesday. From Mrs. Rose: The BADD Club will meet in her office on Thursday during ACHIEVE. There will be a guest speaker, so make every effort to be there. From Mrs. Ponder: The 6th graders recently participated in the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Math-A-Thon. They raised $1,430 to help in the fight against childhood cancer and other diseases. Thank you for making a difference and helping others! The following students need to meet Mrs. Ponder in the Cafeteria after these announcements for a group photo. Dax McMillon Bre Crider Dylon Morris Kailye Gates Ava Fields Pascha Wilstrand Eli Swall Kilee Rowe Katie Rowe Carmindy Ashcraft Mallori Brotherton Lunchtime Weather: Lunch Menu: Line 1 – Chili, MTO Nachos, MTO Tortilla Line 2 – Meat Lovers’ Pizza, Deli Sandwich, Cobb Salad Concession – Bacon Cheeseburger, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Chicken Tenders Club / Group Meetings:
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Jr. High Ladycats & Bearcats will play in the 7-4A District Tournament on Wednesday at Nashville. The girls play Bauxite at 6:30pm & the boys face Arkadelphia at 5:15pm. GO BEARCATS!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Bearcat Announcements Tuesday, February 11, 2020 Lunch Menu: Tuesday, 2-11, Chili, Bacon Burger, Chicken Tenders Wednesday, 2-12, Walking Tacos, Hamburger, Hot Dog, Thursday, 2-13, Lasagna, Pizza Burger, Chicken Tenders Tuesday, 2-18, Beef Enchiladas, Steak Sandwich, MTO Tortilla Line Wednesday 2-19, Chicken Potato Bowl, Double Burger Thursday, 2-20, General Tso’s Beef, hamburger, MTO Deli Friday, 2-21, Crispitos w/Cheese, Corn Dog, Pizza Burger Monday, 2-24, Salisburger, Corn Dog, Backyard Burger Tuesday, 2-25, Popcorn Chicken Bowl, MTO Tortilla Line Wednesday, 2-26, Chicken Alfredo, Hamburger, Hot Dog Thursday, 2-27, Fish Sticks/Mac & Cheese, Rib Patty Sand Friday, 2-28, Chicken Spaghetti, Hamburger, Mini Corn Dogs, MTO Baked Potato Club Activities Wednesday, 2-12 Robotics Thursday, 2-13 Jr. High Quiz Bowl practice at middle school campus during ACHIEVE Thursday, 2-13 Sr. High Quiz Bowl practice after school in Mrs. Moore’s room Friday, Feb. 21 Sr. High Quiz Bowl DeQueen Invitational Tournament Sports Activities Tuesday, 2-11 BB @ Nashville 4:30 p.m. Friday, 2-14, BB @ Arkadelphia 4:30 Monday - Saturday, 2-10/15 District Junior Tournament Students: If you are coming in late to 1st period, you must go to the office and sign in, teachers, please send them to the office to sign in if they don’t have an admit slip (either white or blue). Also if you are coming in at the end of 1st period, you will still receive an unexcused tardy. Also, this does not just pertain to 1st and 2nd period, you will only get an excused tardy if you have a doctor’s note. HUB Program Applications are available in Mrs. Buckley's office. If you are interested in the HUB program for 2020-2021, you are welcome to pick up an application in the office. FFA Members who are participating in the Colt’s Classic CDE Contests on Friday, February 14, will be leaving the Ag Building @ 6:30 a.m. This will involve the following teams: Nursery & Landscape, Electricity, Ag Mechanics, Vet. Science and Forestry. Library Lunch Closings this week: JAG Work Applications (upcoming juniors and seniors) are available for next year's JAG Work class. You can pick up an application from Mrs. Purvis (room 403), counseling center, or online at karenpurvis.wixsite.com/mhsjag. Return applications to Mrs. Purvis or Mrs. Thacker or Enrichment teacher. Priority deadline is February 21, 2020. The yearbook staff has extended sales of the 2020 MHS Yearbook for a limited time. You can still order a non-personalized 2020 yearbook for $60, but the final day to order will be next Thursday, February 13. See Mr. Philpot in room 205 to order with cash or check. Special Olympic Polar Plunge is scheduled for this Thursday, February 13 at 11:30 in the Student Parking Lot. Stop by Room 214 and pick up your Plunge Form and get more information on how to be involved...Rumor has it that Coach Wright and Coach Lyle will plunge if their girls can raise $1000.00….Let’s help the girls make this possible!!!! The Independent Living Class will have Hot Chocolate, Cappuccinos and Coffees for sale daily before school starts for $1.00 each. Stop by and see them in the hallway.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Middle School Valentine Dance is tonight from 6-8pm in the cafeteria !
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Tuesday!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
WE at HHE have some amazing kids!! These students chose to spend Liveschool points on Show and Tell. Thanks for sharing with us.Job well done.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena School EAST Program Receives Grants Case Wiles and Baylen Wright, 8th Graders in EAST at Mena Schools started a project “The Secret Garden”. Holly Harshmen Elementary had a designated garden area which needed attention. Case and Baylen decided to take on the project. They have worked diligently to make improvements since August. They have completed their fire pit, which they dug by hand, and are in the process of purchasing plants and trees for the garden. Other EAST students have joined to help by designing a Hammock and Reading Tent area. With a grant from Farm Bureau, they will create a vegetable garden and outdoor classroom area to help increase the agriculture awareness of students. This is a wonderful learning opportunity, allowing students to apply their knowledge. Case and Baylen will be teaching other students what they have learned from generations of family farming. Pictured are Polk County Farm Bureau Agency Manager Tony Hooper Case Wiles, Charlotte Wiles ,Melissa Lunsford, Baylen Wright & Cliff Sherrer
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Monday, February 10th Reminders: The MMS dance is tomorrow evening, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. If you want to make a song request, put the song title, name of the artist, and your name on a piece of paper and bring it to the front office. Valentines Crush sales continue through Thursday. Today is the last day for 6th graders to turn in Dental Sealant forms. There will be no school this Friday, February 14, and Monday, February 17. All 8th graders will have their CAP Conferences at the High School on the 17th. More details will be given out later. From Mrs. Sikes: All FBLA members need to go to her room for a few minutes after these announcements. From Mr. Goodnight: There will be no Archery practice this week. From Mrs. Lunsford: Group photos of the Student Council Officers will be taken this Thursday during ACHIEVE. The remaining Student Council Representatives will have a group photo taken next Tuesday, February 18th. Also, check the bulletin board by the Cafeteria if you need to see if you’ve purchased a yearbook. This Wednesday, our Junior High Lady Cats and Bearcats will be wrapping up a very successful basketball season as they play in the District Tournament at Nashville. Good luck Cats! Lunchtime Weather: If it is not raining, we will be going outside during lunch. Stay on the hard surfaces. Lunch Menu: Line 1 – Beef Fingers, MTO Soup Line Line 2 – Sausage Pizza, Deli Sandwich, Ham Chef Salad Concession – Cheeseburger, Chicken Sandwich, Rib Patty Sandwich Club / Group Meetings: At this time, 6th grade GT students need to go to the Conference room. All FBLA members need to go to Mrs. Sikes’ room.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Monday, February 10, 2020 Lunch Menu: Monday, 2-10, Beef Fingers, Cheeseburger, Rib Patty Sandwich Tuesday, 2-11, Chili, Bacon Burger, Chicken Tenders Wednesday, 2-12, Walking Tacos, Hamburger, Hot Dog, Thursday, 2-13, Lasagna, Pizza Burger, Chicken Tenders Tuesday, 2-18, Beef Enchiladas, Steak Sandwich, MTO Tortilla Line Wednesday 2-19, Chicken Potato Bowl, Double Burger Thursday, 2-20, General Tso’s Beef, hamburger, MTO Deli Friday, 2-21, Crispitos w/Cheese, Corn Dog, Pizza Burger Monday, 2-24, Salisburger, Corn Dog, Backyard Burger Tuesday, 2-25, Popcorn Chicken Bowl, MTO Tortilla Line Wednesday, 2-26, Chicken Alfredo, Hamburger, Hot Dog Thursday, 2-27, Fish Sticks/Mac & Cheese, Rib Patty Sand Friday, 2-28, Chicken Spaghetti, Hamburger, Mini Corn Dogs, MTO Baked Potato Club Activities Wednesday, 2-12 Robotics Thursday, 2-13 FCA Sports Activities Tuesday, 2-11 BB @ Nashville 4:30 p.m. Friday, 2-14, BB @ Arkadelphia 4:30 Monday - Saturday, 2-10/15 District Junior Tournament Students: If you are coming in late to 1st period, you must go to office and sign in, teachers, please send them to the office to sign in if they don’t have an admit slip (either white or blue). Also if you are coming in at the end of 1st period, you will still receive an unexcused tardy. Also, this does not just pertain to 1st and 2nd period, you will only get an excused tardy if you have a doctor’s note. FFA Members who are participating in the Colt’s Classic CDE Contests on Friday, February 14, will be leaving the Ag Building @ 6:30 a.m. This will involve the following teams: Nursery & Landscape, Electricity, Ag Mechanics and Forestry. Library Lunch Closings this week: JAG Work Applications (upcoming juniors and seniors) are available for next year's JAG Work class. You can pick up an application from Mrs. Purvis (room 403), counseling center, or online at karenpurvis.wixsite.com/mhsjag. Return applications to Mrs. Purvis or Mrs. Thacker or Enrichment teacher. Priority deadline is February 21, 2020. The yearbook staff has extended sales of the 2020 MHS Yearbook for a limited time. You can still order a non-personalized 2020 yearbook for $60, but the final day to order will be next Thursday, February 13. See Mr. Philpot in room 205 to order with cash or check. Special Olympic Polar Plunge is scheduled for this Thursday, February 13 at 11:30 in the Student Parking Lot. Stop by Room 214 and pick up your Plunge Form and get more information on how to be involved...Rumor has it that Coach Wright and Coach Lyle will plunge if their girls can raise $1000.00….Let’s help the girls make this possible!!!! The tryout signup sheets for the 2020-2021 Cheerleading Team and Competition Team, and Mascot are in the office. Please see Coach Hughes in room 315 for any questions about tryouts or cheer. There will be a MANDATORY parent meeting on February 26th for ALL candidates. Students interested in creating: Holograms, Game Design, Photography, Videography, Virtual Realty, Robotics, Solar Powered Cars, etc.,please contact Mrs. Lunsford through email. The Independent Living Class will have Hot Chocolate, Cappuccinos and Coffees for sale daily before school starts for $1.00 each. Stop by and see them in the hallway.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
26 Mena FFA members attended the Arkansas FFA winter leadership conference at Camp Couchdale in Hot Springs this weekend. This conference involved leadership skill development which these students can use in their FFA chapter.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Former Bearcat Breaks Another Record At UCA !!!! https://ucasports.com/…/womens-track-and-field-jewell-crine…
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena teams played their final home game of season at the Union Bank Center Friday night... The Ladycats won their game by a score of 41-37 & the Bearcats lost 27-40. Mena will play at Nashville on Tuesday 2/11.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The 7-4A District Tournament will be played next week in Nashville. The Mena Ladycats & Bearcats received a first round bye & both will open play on Wednesday 2/12. Check the brackets below... GO BEARCATS!!!!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Friday, February 7th ** All MMS Choir students: Do not go to the High School Choir Room today, instead, report to the MMS Choir Room. REMINDERS: MMS Dance next Tuesday evening. Cheerleader sign-up deadline is today. This is for current 7th & 8th graders only. Sign up for next year’s 7th graders will be later. Valentines Crush sales continue today and next week. Tonight is Senior Night for the Lady Cats & Bearcats at the UBC. Senior recognition will begin at 5:30, followed by the two varsity games. There will be no school on Friday, February 14, and Monday, February 17. Monday is the last day to turn in dental sealant forms for 6th graders From Mrs. Ellison: The following students need to go to her room after these announcements: Greyson Kremers Judah Brewer Lily Rowland Troy Hedgepeth Briley Parker Makien Ortiz River Pierce Lunchtime Weather: You will be allowed to go outside for lunch today, however, you do have the option of staying in the library. Lunch Menu: Line 1 – Burrito with Cheese Sauce, MTO Baked Potato Line 2 – Sausage & Jalapeno Pizza, Deli Sandwich, Pizza Salad Concession – Bacon Cheeseburger, Corn Dog, Chicken Sandwich Club / Group Meetings: At this time, you are released to your assigned area for FLEX Friday.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Thursday, February 6, 2020 Lunch Menu: Thursday, 2-6, Sweet & Sour Chicken, MTO Deli, Chicken Tenders Friday, 2-7, Burrito with Cheese, MTO Baked Potato, MTO Deli Monday, 2-10, Beef Fingers, Cheeseburger, Rib Patty Sandwich Tuesday, 2-11, Chili, Bacon Burger, Chicken Tenders Wednesday, 2-12, Walking Tacos, Hamburger, Hot Dog, Thursday, 2-13, Lasagna, Pizza Burger, Chicken Tenders Tuesday, 2-18, Beef Enchiladas, Steak Sandwich, MTO Tortilla Line Wednesday 2-19, Chicken Potato Bowl, Double Burger Thursday, 2-20, General Tso’s Beef, hamburger, MTO Deli Friday, 2-21, Crispitos w/Cheese, Corn Dog, Pizza Burger Monday, 2-24, Salisburger, Corn Dog, Backyard Burger Tuesday, 2-25, Popcorn Chicken Bowl, MTO Tortilla Line Wednesday, 2-26, Chicken Alfredo, Hamburger, Hot Dog Thursday, 2-27, Fish Sticks/Mac & Cheese, Rib Patty Sand Friday, 2-28, Chicken Spaghetti, Hamburger, Mini Corn Dogs, MTO Baked Potato Club Activities Thursday, 2-6, NEHS Meeting Thursday, 2-6 Jr. High Quiz Bowl team meets at middle school during ACHIEVE Thursday, 2-6 Sr. High Quiz Bowl team meets after school in Mrs. Moore’s room. Please let Mrs. Moore know if you cannot attend. Friday, 2-7, FCS/FCA Meeting Sports Activities Thursday, 2-6, Junior High Basketball @ Bauxite 4:00 Friday, 2-7, Senior High Basketball Home vs. Bauxite 5:30 Senior Night All FFA Members who are attending Winter Leadership Conference need to be at Ag Building with your luggage at 1:00 p.m. Friday. Bus will be leaving at 1:30 p.m. Alissa Faught will be doing a yearbook again for Vivie. Any teachers or students who want to put a message to Vivie can email it to Alissa or bring a handwritten note to Ms. Alissa in Room 310. Library Lunch Closings this week: There will be a JAG Group photo today during Enrichment for the yearbook. There will also be a Student Council group photo at 11:00 today for the yearbook. Seniors, be sure to vote for Who’s Who by this tomorrow. The ballot is available on the Class of 2020 Enrichment Google Classroom page. Results will be collected Friday afternoon, with results being in the 2020 MHS Yearbook. JAG Work Applications (upcoming juniors and seniors) are available for next year's JAG Work class. You can pick up an application from Mrs. Purvis (room 403), counseling center, or online at karenpurvis.wixsite.com/mhsjag. Return applications to Mrs. Purvis or Mrs. Thacker or Enrichment teacher. Priority deadline is February 21, 2020. The yearbook staff has extended sales of the 2020 MHS Yearbook for a limited time. You can still order a non-personalized 2020 yearbook for $60, but the final day to order will be next Thursday, February 13. See Mr. Philpot in room 205 to order with cash or check. Special Olympic Polar Plunge is scheduled for February 13 at 11:30 in the Student Parking Lot. Stop by Room 214 and pick up your Plunge Form and get more information on how to be involved...Rumor has it that Coach Wright and Coach Lyle will plunge if their girls can raise $1000.00….Let’s help the girls make this possible!!!! The tryout signup sheets for the 2020-2021 Cheerleading Team and Competition Team, and Mascot are in the office. Please see Coach Hughes in room 315 for any questions about tryouts or cheer. There will be a MANDATORY parent meeting on February 26th for ALL candidates. Students interested in creating: Holograms, Game Design, Photography, Videography, Virtual Realty, Robotics, Solar Powered Cars, etc.,please contact Mrs. Lunsford through email. The Independent Living Class will have Hot Chocolate, Cappuccinos and Coffees for sale daily before school starts for $1.00 each. Stop by and see them in the hallway.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Friday!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Jr. High played at Bauxite Thursday night. The 7th grade girls won by a score of 15-13... The JV Jr. Ladycats won 26-7 & The Varsity Jr. Ladycats lost 22-25. The Jr. Bearcat JV won 30-17 and they boys varsity won 54-44. The district tournament will be played next week & we will post the bracket when it becomes available.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mrs. Vega's Class at LDE bundled up and enjoyed the snow!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena High School Theatre Department performed Macdaddy (funny short Macbeth) for 10th grade English classes today.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Sr. Night is this Friday 2/7 at the Union Bank Center! The Seniors will be recognized at 5:30 before the girls game. After the senior night ceremony we will warm up, and play the Varsity girls then Varsity boys. Should start about 6:00 p.m
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Thursday!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to Mena High School Senior Zane Stephens. Zane will be playing football at Ouachita Baptist University & signed his letter of intent this morning in the Union Bank Center surrounded by family, friends, teammates & coaches. GO BEARCATS!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Wednesday, February 5th REMINDERS: Parent / Teacher Conferences will take place this evening, 3:30 – 6:30 pm in the MMS Cafeteria. Mid-term progress reports will be handed out. MMS Dance next Tuesday evening. Cheerleader sign-up deadline is Friday. This is for current 7th & 8th graders only. Sign up for next year’s 7th graders will be later. Valentines Crush sales begin tomorrow during both lunches. There will be no school on Friday, February 14, and Monday, February 17. This Friday will be the last home basketball games for the High School Lady Cats and Bearcats. It will also be Senior night. Recognition of Seniors will begin at 5:30, followed by the two varsity games against Bauxite. Lunchtime Weather: We will remain indoors during lunch today. You are allowed to use your phone / device once you leave the Cafeteria. Lunch Menu: Line 1 – Cheese Ravioli, Boneless Wings Line 2 – Pizza, Deli Sandwich, Turkey Chef Salad Concession – Rib Patty Sandwich, Hot Dog, Chicken Sandwich
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 Lunch Menu: Wednesday, 2-5, Cheese Ravioli, MTO Boneless Wings, MTO Deli Thursday, 2-6, Sweet & Sour Chicken, MTO Deli, Chicken Tenders Friday, 2-7, Burrito with Cheese, MTO Baked Potato, MTO Deli Monday, 2-10, Beef Fingers, Cheeseburger, Rib Patty Sandwich Tuesday, 2-11, Chili, Bacon Burger, Chicken Tenders Wednesday, 2-12, Walking Tacos, Hamburger, Hot Dog, Thursday, 2-13, Lasagna, Pizza Burger, Chicken Tenders Tuesday, 2-18, Beef Enchiladas, Steak Sandwich, MTO Tortilla Line Wednesday 2-19, Chicken Potato Bowl, Double Burger Thursday, 2-20, General Tso’s Beef, hamburger, MTO Deli Friday, 2-21, Crispitos w/Cheese, Corn Dog, Pizza Burger Monday, 2-24, Salisburger, Corn Dog, Backyard Burger Tuesday, 2-25, Popcorn Chicken Bowl, MTO Tortilla Line Wednesday, 2-26, Chicken Alfredo, Hamburger, Hot Dog Thursday, 2-27, Fish Sticks/Mac & Cheese, Rib Patty Sand Friday, 2-28, Chicken Spaghetti, Hamburger, Mini Corn Dogs, MTO Baked Potato Club Activities Wed., 2-5, Sci-Fi Meeting Thursday, 2-6, NEHS Meeting Thursday, 2-6 Jr. High Quiz Bowl team meets at middle school during ACHIEVE Thursday, 2-6 Sr. High Quiz Bowl team meets after school in Mrs. Moore’s room. Please let Mrs. Moore know if you cannot attend. Friday, 2-7, FCA Meeting Sports Activities Thursday, 2-6, Junior High Basketball @ Bauxite 4:00 Friday, 2-7, Senior High Basketball Home vs. Bauxite 5:30 Senior Night All FFA Members who are attending Winter Leadership Conference need to be at Ag Building with your luggage at 1:00 p.m. Friday. Bus will be leaving at 1:30 p.m. Library Lunch Closings this week: Parent Teacher Conferences will be held after school today from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. There will be a JAG Group photo tomorrow during Enrichment for the yearbook. There will also be a Student Council group photo at 11:00 tomorrow for the yearbook. Seniors, be sure to vote for Who’s Who by this Friday. The ballot is available on the Class of 2020 Enrichment Google Classroom page. Results will be collected Friday afternoon, with results being in the 2020 MHS Yearbook. JAG Work Applications (upcoming juniors and seniors) are available for next year's JAG Work class. You can pick up an application from Mrs. Purvis (room 403), counseling center, or online at karenpurvis.wixsite.com/mhsjag. Return applications to Mrs. Purvis or Mrs. Thacker or Enrichment teacher. Priority deadline is February 21, 2020. Special Olympic Polar Plunge is scheduled for February 13 at 11:30 in the Student Parking Lot. Stop by Room 214 and pick up your Plunge Form and get more information on how to be involved...Rumor has it that Coach Wright and Coach Lyle will plunge if their girls can raise $1000.00….Let’s help the girls make this possible!!!! The tryout signup sheets for the 2020-2021 Cheerleading Team and Competition Team, and Mascot are in the office. Please see Coach Hughes in room 315 for any questions about tryouts or cheer. There will be a MANDATORY parent meeting on February 26th for ALL candidates. Students interested in creating: Holograms, Game Design, Photography, Videography, Virtual Realty, Robotics, Solar Powered Cars, etc.,please contact Mrs. Lunsford through email. The Independent Living Class will have Hot Chocolate, Cappuccinos and Coffees for sale daily before school starts for $1.00 each. Stop by and see us in the hallway.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Sr. Night is this Friday 2/7 at the Union Bank Center! The Seniors will be recognized at 5:30 before the girls game. After the senior night ceremony we will warm up, and play the Varsity girls then Varsity boys. Should start about 6:00 p.m
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats led at the half but could not hold on as they lost to DeQueen 39-44 Tuesday at the Union Bank Center. The Bearcats also lost by a score of 38-58. This Friday night Mena will host Bauxite at the UBC. The Senior Night Ceremony will begin at 5:30pm...
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
JAG Work Applications (upcoming juniors and seniors) are available for next year's JAG Work class. You can pick up an application from Mrs. Purvis (room 403), counseling center, or online at karenpurvis.wixsite.com/mhsjag. Return applications to Mrs. Purvis or Mrs. Thacker or Enrichment teacher. Priority deadline is February 21, 2020.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
This is the last week to sign up for Jr. High & Sr. High cheer tryouts. The tryout signup sheets for the 2020-2021 Cheerleading Team and Competition Team, and Mascot are in the office. Please see Coach Hughes in room 315 for any questions about tryouts or cheer.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 Lunch Menu: Tuesday, 2-4, Salisbury Steak, Cheeseburger, Chicken Tenders, Wednesday, 2-5, Cheese Ravioli, MTO Boneless Wings, MTO Deli Thursday, 2-6, Sweet & Sour Chicken, MTO Deli, Chicken Tenders Friday, 2-7, Burrito with Cheese, MTO Baked Potato, MTO Deli Monday, 2-10, Beef Fingers, Cheeseburger, Rib Patty Sandwich Tuesday, 2-11, Chili, Bacon Burger, Chicken Tenders Wednesday, 2-12, Walking Tacos, Hamburger, Hot Dog, Thursday, 2-13, Lasagna, Pizza Burger, Chicken Tenders Tuesday, 2-18, Beef Enchiladas, Steak Sandwich, MTO Tortilla Line Wednesday 2-19, Chicken Potato Bowl, Double Burger Thursday, 2-20, General Tso’s Beef, hamburger, MTO Deli Friday, 2-21, Crispitos w/Cheese, Corn Dog, Pizza Burger Monday, 2-24, Salisburger, Corn Dog, Backyard Burger Tuesday, 2-25, Popcorn Chicken Bowl, MTO Tortilla Line Wednesday, 2-26, Chicken Alfredo, Hamburger, Hot Dog Thursday, 2-27, Fish Sticks/Mac & Cheese, Rib Patty Sand Friday, 2-28, Chicken Spaghetti, Hamburger, Mini Corn Dogs, MTO Baked Potato Club Activities Tuesday, 2-4, 10th grade ETS Wed., 2-5, Sci-Fi Meeting Thursday, 2-6, NEHS Meeting Thursday, 2-6 Jr. High Quiz Bowl team meets at middle school during ACHIEVE Thursday, 2-6 Sr. High Quiz Bowl team meets after school in Mrs. Moore’s room. Please let Mrs. Moore know if you cannot attend. Friday, 2-7, FCA Meeting Sports Activities Tuesday, Senior High Basketball Home vs. De Queen 5:00 Thursday, 2-6, Basketball @ Bauxite 4:00 Library Lunch Closings this week: Parent Teacher Conferences will be held this Wednesday, February 5, after school from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. JAG Work Applications (upcoming juniors and seniors) are available for next year's JAG Work class. You can pick up an application from Mrs. Purvis (room 403), counseling center, or online at karenpurvis.wixsite.com/mhsjag. Return applications to Mrs. Purvis or Mrs. Thacker or Enrichment teacher. Priority deadline is February 21, 2020. Special Olympic Polar Plunge is scheduled for February 13 at 11:30 in the Student Parking Lot. Stop by Room 214 and pick up your Plunge Form and get more information on how to be involved...Rumor has it that Coach Wright and Coach Lyle will plunge if their girls can raise $1000.00….Let’s help the girls make this possible!!!! The tryout signup sheets for the 2020-2021 Cheerleading Team and Competition Team, and Mascot are in the office. Please see Coach Hughes in room 315 for any questions about tryouts or cheer. There will be a MANDATORY parent meeting on February 26th for ALL candidates. Students interested in creating: Holograms, Game Design, Photography, Videography, Virtual Realty, Robotics, Solar Powered Cars, etc.,please contact Mrs. Lunsford through email.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Tuesday, February 4th I. Parent / Teacher Conferences will take place tomorrow evening, 3:30 – 6:30 pm in the MMS Cafeteria. Mid-term progress reports will be handed out. II. The next MMS dance will take place one week from today, February 11 th , in the MMS Cafeteria. III. A four-day weekend is just around the corner – there will be no school on Friday, February 14 (Valentine’s Day) and Monday, February 17 th (Presidents Day). IV. Please check the lost-and-found box for your missing items. Once again, it is overflowing with coats, hoodies, shoes, lunch boxes, etc. V. From Mrs. Breedlove: This Friday is the deadline to sign up for Cheerleader tryouts. Also, The Valentines Crush Fundraiser is coming up. The Cheerleaders will be selling Crushes during both lunches starting this Thursday. $1 for a Crush and $1 to add candy to it. They will be delivered the following Thursday, February 13th at the end of the day. VI. Lunchtime Weather: We will remain indoors during lunch today. You are allowed to use your phone / device once you leave the Cafeteria. VII. Lunch Menu: Line 1 – Salisbury Steak, MTO Tortilla, MTO Nachos Line 2 – Meat Lovers’ Pizza, Deli Sandwich, Cobb Salad Concession – Cheeseburger, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Chicken Tenders
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
2020 Mena Boys & Girls Track Schedule!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Heavener soccer game originally scheduled for March 12th has been rescheduled to March 13th. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter=24458
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Sr. Night is this Friday 2/7 at the Union Bank Center! The Seniors will be recognized at 5:30 before the girls game. After the senior night ceremony we will warm up, and play the Varsity girls then Varsity boys. Should start about 6:00 p.m
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Tuesday! Schedule change! Games start at 5pm !
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Jr. High Basketball teams flew past DeQueen Monday night in the final home games of the season ay Jim Rackley Gymnasium.... The Mena JV Girls won by a score of 18-6. The JV Boys won 18-14, the Junior Ladycats won 33-18 & the Jr. Bearcats beat DeQueen 44-32... GO BEARCATS!!! https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Custodian Sidekick coupon is what these HHE students chose to spend their Liveschool points on.What a great way to show kindness boys, you make HHE proud.Keep up the good work.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
These Holly Harshman Elementary students were rolling in style with their Principal's Chair coupon.Good job, keep on earning those Liveschool points!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena basketball will host DeQueen on Tuesday 2/4/20. JV Girls start at 5:00 p.m. then JV boys. Each team will play 1/2 with a running clock. Followed by the Varsity Girls & Boys. Games were originally scheduled for 4:30pm.. http://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Look how these brave HHE kids spent their Liveschool points, BEANBOOZLED CHALLENGE! It was an epic battle!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
These Holly Harshman students spent Liveschool points on Dessert/Drink at Lunch.Yum Yum!! Way to go BEARCATS!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Monday, February 1st Reminders: Parent / Teacher Conferences are Wednesday, 3:30 – 6:30, in the MMS Cafeteria. Mid-Term Progress Reports will be handed out. The Jr High Lady Cats and Bearcats will host DeQueen at Rackley Gymnasium tonight for their last home games of the season. The first game will tip off at 4:30. The flu has started to hit in our community. Keep your hands washed and don’t touch other people or their stuff. Here are the Kindness Challenge Prize Winners. If your name is on the list, see Mrs. Rose: 6th Grade: Jessie Beaver, Quinn Dahlem, Grace Brewer, Angel Keiffer, Bradlee McCravens, Willam Gorsuch, Gabby Cross 7th Grade: Reagan Gates, Abi Koppein, Janey Smedley, Kaieler Hastey, Psalm Wilstrand, Ashlynn Moore 8th Grade: Alyana Fisk, Haylee McCravens, Bracey Turner, Bekah Ogden, Jaeli Fields, Lacey Floyd Lunchtime Weather: Lunch Menu: Line 1 – Fish Sticks with Mac & Cheese, MTO Chicken & Waffle Bar Line 2 – Sausage Pizza, Deli Sandwich, Ham Chef Salad Concession – Hamburger, Steak Sandwich, Chicken Sandwich
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Holly Harshman Elementary 4th grade quiz bowl team made us proud at the Mena invitational Quiz Bowl tournament on Friday, Jan. 31! Our team was seeded 7th after lunch out of 9 teams. They were upset by Caddo Hills right before lunch. After lunch, the team rallied and played Caddo again. This time they defeated Caddo by fifty-five points. The team went on to play in the semi-finals, losing only by five points. ( it should be noted if they had won, they would have played for first or second place)Instead, our team played for third or fourth place; defeating Greenwood by a narrow margin of five points and taking a third place trophy home. Just shows what we all can do if we don’t give up! Pictured are: Madox Plunkett, Jessie Zamora, Serenity Fraser, Madison Fowler, Lily Kate Doughty, Shayla Benson, Jaylynn Miller, Ayden Dong, Vaughn Vacca, and Alec Erickson.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Parent Teacher Conferences at Mena Middle School & Mena High School will be held this Wednesday, February 5, after school from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Monday, February 3, 2020 Lunch Menu: Monday, 2-3, Fish Sticks/Mac & Cheese, Hamburger, Steak Sandwich Tuesday, 2-4, Salisbury Steak, Cheeseburger, Chicken Tenders, Wednesday, 2-5, Cheese Ravioli, MTO Boness Wings, MTO Deli Thursday, 2-6, Sweet & Sour Chicken, MTO Deli, Chicken Tenders Friday, 2-7, Burrito with Cheese, MTO Baked Potato, MTO Deli Monday, 2-10, Beef Fingers, Cheeseburger, Rib Patty Sandwich Tuesday, 2-11, Chili, Bacon Burger, Chicken Tenders Wednesday, 2-12, Walking Tacos, Hambuger, Hot Dog, Thursday, 2-13, Lasagna, Pizza Burger, Chicken Tenders Tuesday, 2-18, Beef Enchiladas, Steak Sandwich, MTO Tortilla Line Wednesday 2-19, Chicken Potato Bowl, Double Burger Thursday, 2-20, General Tso’s Beef, hamburger, MTO Deli Friday, 2-21, Crispitos w/Cheese, Corn Dog, Pizza Burger Monday, 2-24, Salisburger, Corn Dog, Backyard Burger Tuesday, 2-25, Popcorn Chicken Bowl, MTO Tortilla Line Wednesday, 2-26, Chicken Alfredo, Hamburger, Hot Dog Thursday, 2-27, Fish Sticks/Mac & Cheese, Rib Patty Sand Friday, 2-28, Chicken Spaghetti, Hamburger, Mini Corn Dogs, MTO Baked Potato Club Activities Monday, February 3, 10th Grade Meeting in the PAC during Enrichment Tuesday, 2-4, 10th grade ETS Wed., 2-5, Sci-Fi Meeting Thursday, 2-6, NEHS Meeting Thursday, 2-6 Jr. High Quiz Bowl team meets at middle school during ACHIEVE Thursday, 2-6 Sr. High Quiz Bowl team meets after school in Mrs. Moore’s room. Please let Mrs. Moore know if you cannot attend. Friday, 2-7, FCA Meeting Sports Activities Monday, 2-3, Junior High Basketball at home vs. DeQueen 4:30 Thursday, 2-6, Basketball @ Bauxite 4:00 Library Lunch Closings this week: Parent Teacher Conferences will be held this Wednesday, February 5, after school from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. JAG Work Applications (upcoming juniors and seniors) are available for next year's JAG Work class. You can pick up an application from Mrs. Purvis (room 403), counseling center, or online at karenpurvis.wixsite.com/mhsjag. Return applications to Mrs. Purvis or Mrs. Thacker or Enrichment teacher. Priority deadline is February 21, 2020. Special Olympic Polar Plunge is scheduled for February 13 at 11:30 in the Student Parking Lot. Stop by Room 214 and pick up your Plunge Form and get more information on how to be involved...Rumor has it that Coach Wright and Coach Lyle will plunge if their girls can raise $1000.00….Let’s help the girls make this possible!!!! The tryout signup sheets for the 2020-2021 Cheerleading Team and Competition Team, and Mascot are in the office. Please see Coach Hughes in room 315 for any questions about tryouts or cheer. There will be a MANDATORY parent meeting on February 26th for ALL candidates. Students interested in creating: Holograms, Game Design, Photography, Videography, Virtual Realty, Robotics, Solar Powered Cars, etc.,please contact Mrs. Lunsford through email.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Monday!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Thank you Mena Mayor, Seth Smith for the signing of a proclamation for Feb. 3-7,2020 as National School Counseling Week. The Mena School Counselors were recognized at the HHE Bearcat Eyes Are Watching Pep Assembly on Friday, Jan. 31st. for the extraordinary difference they make in our schools
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Friday, January 31st Reminders: Kindness Challenge sheets must be turned in to your ACHIEVE teacher today in order for you to be entered into the prize drawings. BADD members will meet in Mrs. Rose’s office after these announcements Parent / Teacher Conferences are next Wednesday If you get a ball out of the ball box and take it outside, it is your responsibility to return it after lunch. Because there were 3 balls left outside during Lunch “A” yesterday, the ball box will remain locked today during Lunch “A.” Lunchtime Weather: Lunch Menu: Line 1 – Cristpitos, MTO Baked Potato Line 2 – Sausage & Jalapeno Pizza, Deli Sandwich, Pizza Salad Concession – Hamburger, Corn Dog, Chicken Sandwich
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Rich Mountain Nursing Home residents are represented by Mr. Donald Irving who is president of the resident committee who work to GIVE Back to the community. Mr. Irving delivered items supplied by the residents to our school. Pictured is HHE, Nurse Norma Foster, teacher Mrs. Posey and students who are thankful for the donated items that will help with the care provided for our students.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The 20 members of the Mena Ladycat Basketball Team earned a composite grade point average of 3.47 for the fall semester... GO LADYCATS!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Our district AMI Assignment Completion Day percentage was 98.55%. Our required goal was 90% completion. Since our district learners exceeded the required percentage, we will be able to use our AMI Day 1 as a school day. Our last day of school is still Friday, May 22nd. Thank you to students, parents, teachers, and administration for your successful use of our 1st AMI Day.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MHS February menu!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS February menu!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
LDE & HHE February breakfast & lunch menu!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Bearcats knocked off DeQueen Thursday night by a score of 43-41. It was the fifth win of the season & the second conference victory for the Sr. Boys, The Ladycats lost their matchup with DeQueen by a final score of 28-42. The Sr. Girls fall to 10-11 / 5-3. Mena will host DeQueen on Tuesday 2/4 at the Union Bank Center. GO BEARCATS!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS Family & Consumer Science students received a presentation from Harbor House on the dangers of vaping, smoking & underage drinking today.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Thursday, January 30th Reminders: Robotics Club will meet after school today in the Library Kindness Challenge sheets must be turned in to your ACHIEVE teacher by tomorrow in order for you to be entered into the prize drawings. BADD members will meet in Mrs. Rose’s office during ACHIEVE this Friday and do a campus cleanup. You are encouraged to wear your BADD shirt. Several of you are still wanting to sprint down the hall on the way to lunch. If you are seen running, you will be made to wait and go to the back of the line. Mid-Term Parent / Teacher Conferences are next Wednesday evening, 3:30 – 6:30 pm Lunchtime Weather: Lunch Menu: Line 1 – Mini Corn Dogs, MTO Tortilla, MTO Nachos Line 2 – Cheeseburger Pizza, Deli Sandwich, Popcorn Chicken Salad Concession – Meatball Sub, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Chicken Tenders
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Thursday, January 30, 2020 Lunch Menu: Thursday, 1-30, Mini Corn Dogs, Meatball Sub, Friday, 1-24, Crispitos with Cheese, Corn Dog Club Activities Thursday, 1-30, FFA Meeting with students attending Leadership Conference in Ag Building Sports Activities Thursday, 1-30, Senior High Basketball at De Queen, 5:00 Jr. High Quiz Bowl: Mena Invitational: (9th and 8th) Thursday, Jan. 30 Students: If you need to know your lunch balance, please go see Mrs. Jennifer Students, there will be no more lunch trays or cafeteria food allowed in the library due to the amount of carelessness with the garbage left behind. Thanks for understanding! Library Lunch Closings this week: This week, January 27-31, is Mena High School Kindness Week, which is part of the 2020 Great Kindness Challenge. Remember that every act of kindness creates a ripple effect that has no measured end. See how many ways you can display kindness this week. No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever a waste of time. This is the final week to order your personalized 2020 MHS Yearbook. The final deadline to order a yearbook with your name on it will be tomorrow, January 31st. Yearbooks are $60, and can be ordered through Mr. Philpot’s room 205 or online through the Jostens yearbook website. Applications to be on the 2020-21 Yearbook staff are now available in Mr. Philpot’s room. If you’d like to be considered for next year’s yearbook staff, please fill out an application and return it to Mr. Philpot’s room by today, January 30. Please continue to recycle your aluminum cans in the red recycling trash cans around campus, but please do not put any other forms of trash or plastics in these red cans. The Senior Winter Formal will be held this Saturday evening, February 1, from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. at Grace Bible Church. Tickets will be $10 for one person, or $15 for a senior and their guest. Seniors may invite one person between the ages of 9th grade and 21 years old. Tickets may be purchased in advance through Mrs. Hobson’s room. Seniors: If you did not order your Cap & Gown when Herff Jones was here, please go by and see Mrs. Jennifer. If you do not order by March 1st the cost goes up from $45 to $55. Special Olympic Polar Plunge is scheduled for February 13 at 11:30 in the Student Parking Lot. Stop by Room 214 and pick up your Plunge Form and get more information on how to be involved...Rumor has it that Coach Wright and Coach Lyle will plunge if their girls can raise $1000.00….Let’s help the girls make this possible!!!! The tryout signup sheets for the 2020-2021 Cheerleading Team and Competition Team, and Mascot are in the office. Please see Coach Hughes in room 315 for any questions about tryouts or cheer. There will be a MANDATORY parent meeting on February 26th for ALL candidates. Students interested in creating: Holograms, Game Design, Photography, Videography, Virtual Realty, Robotics, Solar Powered Cars, etc., please contact Mrs. Lunsford through email. All students will attend their regularly assigned enrichment class for the remainder of the semester!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Thursday!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena High School Cheerleaders earned a composite grade point average of 3.77 for the fall semester... GO BEARCATS!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena School District was represented proudly at the 6th grade quiz bowl at UA Rich Mountain on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. Our 6th grade Gifted and Talented students won 1st place after a long eventful day. We are very proud of our students and their hard work definitely paid off. These students were not only able to display their vast array of knowledge but they also encouraged each other throughout the day. They truly displayed the Bearcat pride. Pictured are: Eli Swall, Kate Wilson, Dax McMellon, Lynnlee Cook, Elliott Dugan, Sydney Jones, Levi Neufeld, Jackson Thompson, Max Rocha, Mackenzie Vega, Jayden Cox, Chloe Hooper, Brandon Dong, Tripp Hensley, Vally Reppo, Andrew Erickson, and Beck Vacca.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Wednesday, January 29th Reminders: Today is the deadline to complete your AMI assignments for last week’s snow day Robotics Club will meet after school tomorrow in the Library 8th grade ETS students will be meeting today right after the announcements Kindness Challenge sheets must be turned in to your ACHIEVE teacher by Friday in order for you to be entered into the prize drawings. From Mrs. Rose: BADD members will meet in Mrs. Rose’s office during ACHIEVE this Friday and do a campus cleanup. You are encouraged to wear your BADD shirt. Lunchtime Weather: We will go outside as long as it is not raining. Please do not get off of the hard surfaces. Lunch Menu: Line 1 – Chili, MTO Boneless Wings Line 2 – Fiesta Pizza, Deli Sandwich, Turkey Chef Salad Concession – Bacon Cheeseburger, Hot Dog, Chicken Sandwich.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 Lunch Menu: Wednesday, 1-29, Chili, Bacon Burger, Hot Dog Thursday, 1-30, Mini Corn Dogs, Meatball Sub, Friday, 1-24, Crispitos with Cheese, Corn Dog Club Activities Wednesday, 1-29 Sci-Fi Club Meeting in the Art Room Thursday, 1-30, FFA Meeting with students attending Leadership Conference in Ag Building Sports Activities Thursday, 1-30, Senior High Basketball at De Queen, 5:00 Jr. High Quiz Bowl: Mena Invitational: (9th and 8th) Thursday, Jan. 30 Students: If you need to know your lunch balance, please go see Mrs. Jennifer Students, there will be no more lunch trays or cafeteria food allowed in the library due to the amount of carelessness with the garbage left behind. Thanks for understanding! Library Lunch Closings this week: This week, January 27-31, is Mena High School Kindness Week, which is part of the 2020 Great Kindness Challenge. Do kind things for people not because of who they are or what they do in return, but because of who you are. See how many ways you can display kindness this week. Positivity is contagious. This is the final week to order your personalized 2020 MHS Yearbook. The final deadline to order a yearbook with your name on it will be this Friday, January 31st. Yearbooks are $60, and can be ordered through Mr. Philpot’s room 205 or online through the Jostens yearbook website. Applications to be on the 2020-21 Yearbook staff are now available in Mr. Philpot’s room. If you’d like to be considered for next year’s yearbook staff, please fill out an application and return it to Mr. Philpot’s room by tomorrow, January 30. Please continue to recycle your aluminum cans in the red recycling trash cans around campus, but please do not put any other forms of trash or plastics in these red cans. The Senior Winter Formal will be held this Saturday evening, February 1, from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. at Grace Bible Church. Tickets will be $10 for one person, or $15 for a senior and their guest. Seniors may invite one person between the ages of 9th grade and 21 years old. Tickets may be purchased in advance through Mrs. Hobson’s room. Seniors: If you did not order your Cap & Gown when Herff Jones was here, please go by and see Mrs. Jennifer. If you do not order by March 1st the cost goes up from $45 to $55. Special Olympic Polar Plunge is scheduled for February 13 at 11:30 in the Student Parking Lot. Stop by Room 214 and pick up your Plunge Form and get more information on how to be involved...Rumor has it that Coach Wright and Coach Lyle will plunge if their girls can raise $1000.00….Let’s help the girls make this possible!!!! The tryout signup sheets for the 2020-2021 Cheerleading Team and Competition Team, and Mascot are in the office. Please see Coach Hughes in room 315 for any questions about tryouts or cheer. There will be a MANDATORY parent meeting on February 26th for ALL candidates. Students interested in creating: Holograms, Game Design, Photography, Videography, Virtual Realty, Robotics, Solar Powered Cars, etc., please contact Mrs. Lunsford through email. All students will attend their regularly assigned enrichment class for the remainder of the semester!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena High School Spotlight Singers have earned a combined 3.85 grade point average. GO BEARCATS!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Sr. High Hosted Malvern at the Union Bank Center Tuesday. The JV Ladycats defeated Malvern 15-4. The JV Bearcats lost 16-20. The Varsity Ladycats improved to 5-2 in conference play with a 52-36 victory & the Varsity Bearcats lost by a score of 49-52...Mena will play next on Thursday 1/30 at DeQueen.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
*** SCHEDULE CHANGE *** A game has been added to the Mena Baseball Schedule. The Bearcats will play at Hot Springs on Tuesday March 17th. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter=24460
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Louise Durham Librarian Tiffany Williams HAs an article featured in the most recent publication by The Arkansas Association of Instructional Media. https://indd.adobe.com/…/d37c406b-1bc3-412b-be47-30e3330ead…
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The 24 members of the Mena High School Volleyball Team completed the first semester with a composite GPA of 3.57. GO LADYCATS!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to the BADD coloring contest winners. Honorable Mention goes to Kenzie Davis, Brooklyn Carls and Abi Koppein. 3rd Place is Autumn Lockhart, 2nd Jessica Smudrick and 1st is Hailey Needham.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Tuesday, January 28th Reminders: Remember to complete your AMI work by tomorrow Robotics Club will meet after school this Thursday, in the Library 8th grade ETS students will be meeting tomorrow Kindness Challenge sheets must be turned in to your ACHIEVE teacher by Friday in order for you to be entered into the prize drawings. From Mrs. Rose: Congratulations to the BADD coloring contest winners. Honorable Mention goes to Kenzie Davis, Brooklyn Carls and Abi Koppein. 3rd Place is Autumn Lockhart, 2nd Jessica Smudrick and 1st is Hailey Needham. Ladies please come see Mrs. Rose to claim your prize. It looks like it may be quite some time before our intercom is repaired. I will try to post the announcements on the Library windows each day. Lunchtime Weather: We will remain inside today. You may use your phone / device once you have left the cafeteria. Lunch Menu: Line 1 – Chicken Parmesan, MTO Nachos, MTO Tortilla Line 2 – Meat Lover’s Pizza, Deli Sandwich, Cobb Salad Concession – Rib Patty Sandwich, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Chicken Tenders
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The tryout signup sheets for the 2020-2021 MHS Cheerleading Team and Competition Team, and Mascot are in the office. Please see Coach Hughes in room 315 for any questions about tryouts or cheer. There will be a MANDATORY parent meeting on February 26th for ALL candidates.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 Lunch Menu: Tuesday, 1-28, Chicken Parmesan, Rib Patty Sandwich, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Chicken Tenders Wednesday, 1-29, Chili, Bacon Burger, Hot Dog Thursday, 1-30, Mini Corn Dogs, Meatball Sub, Friday, 1-24, Crispitos with Cheese, Corn Dog Activities All juniors need to attend the Junior meeting during enrichment today in the PAC. Tuesday, 1-28, Senior High Basketball at home vs. Malvern, 4:30 Wednesday, 1-29 Sci-Fi Club Meeting in the Art Room Thursday, 1-30, FFA Meeting with students attending Leadership Conference in Ag Building. Jr. High Quiz Bowl: Mena Invitational: (9th and 8th) Thursday, Jan. 30 Students: If you need to know your lunch balance, please go see Mrs. Jennifer Students, there will be no more lunch trays or cafeteria food allowed in the library due to the amount of carelessness with the garbage left behind. Thanks for understanding! Library Lunch Closings this week: This week, January 27-31, is Mena High School Kindness Week, which is part of the 2020 Great Kindness Challenge. Wherever there are people, there is an opportunity for kindness and to make a difference. See how many ways you can display kindness this week. No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. This is the final week to order your 2020 MHS Yearbook. The final deadline to order a yearbook will be this Friday, January 31st. Yearbooks are $60, and can be ordered through Mr. Philpot’s room 205 or online through the Jostens yearbook website. Applications to be on the 2020-21 Yearbook staff are now available in Mr. Philpot’s room. If you’d like to be considered for next year’s yearbook staff, please fill out an application and return it to Mr. Philpot’s room by this Thursday, January 30. Please continue to recycle your aluminum cans in the red recycling trash cans around campus, but please do not put any other forms of trash or plastics in these red cans. The Senior Winter Formal will be held this Saturday evening, February 1, from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. at Grace Bible Church. Tickets will be $10 for one person, or $15 for a senior and their guest. Seniors may invite one person between the ages of 9th grade and 21 years old. Tickets may be purchased in advance through Mrs. Hobson’s room. Seniors: If you did not order your Cap & Gown when Herff Jones was here, please go by and see Mrs. Jennifer. If you do not order by March 1st the cost goes up from $45 to $55. Special Olympic Polar Plunge is scheduled for February 13 at 11:30 in the Student Parking Lot. Stop by Room 214 and pick up your Plunge Form and get more information on how to be involved...Rumor has it that Coach Wright and Coach Lyle will plunge if their girls can raise $1000.00….Let’s help the girls make this possible!!!! The tryout signup sheets for the 2020-2021 Cheerleading Team and Competition Team, and Mascot are in the office. Please see Coach Hughes in room 315 for any questions about tryouts or cheer. There will be a MANDATORY parent meeting on February 26th for ALL candidates. Students interested in creating: Holograms, Game Design, Photography, Videography, Virtual Realty, Robotics, Solar Powered Cars, etc., please contact Mrs. Lunsford through email. All students will attend their regularly assigned enrichment class for the remainder of the semester!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena School District is working with the Division of Elementary & Secondary Education to implement a framework developed by Marzano Research called High Reliability Schools. As part of this process we are collecting feedback from parents, staff, and administrators through an online survey administered by the Hanover Research firm. Survey responses will be anonymous and data will only be reported as a group. Surveys are available starting Tuesday, January 28th and closing Friday, February 14th. You will see two questions in this survey that ask whether you are a European Union citizen or are currently located in the European Union (EU). Hanover Research is required to ask these questions to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation, a new EU policy that gives citizens and others traveling in the EU greater control over their personal data. The survey should take less than 10 minutes to complete. To begin, please click the following link: https://bit.ly/2TPnfjN We appreciate your participation and thank you for your time. Paulette Sherrer, ED.S Assistant Superintendent
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Tuesday!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congrats to Gracie Lyle and David Grenier! Gracie is a Junior and plays Guard and Forward for the LadyCats. She is the daughter of Brad and Linda Lyle. In December, she averaged 13 points, 4 rebounds, and 2 steals per game. Gracie also plays on the Volleyball and Track team and plans to attend UA RICH MTN upon graduation Way to go Gracie! .#goladycats #gobucks David is a senior guard for the Bearcats and is the son of Rodney and Heather Grenier. In December, David averaged 17.5 points, 5 rebounds, 2 steals, and 3 assists per game. He enjoys hunting, fishing, and playing basketball. Upon graduation David plans to attend the UofA at Fayetteville and major in Finance. Way to go David! #gobearcats
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Monday, January 27th Reminders: Remember to complete your AMI work by next Wednesday. Robotics Club will meet after school this Thursday, in the Library . There will be no GT meetings this week. 6th grade ETS students will be meeting in the Conference room after these announcements. 8th grade ETS students will be meeting this Wednesday. From Mrs. Rose: Today ACHIEVE teachers will hand out the Kindness Challenge check off sheets. Work hard this week to check off as many kind acts as possible. Kindness sheets are due back to your ACHIEVE teacher by Friday. All sheets that are returned with some kind acts will be entered into a prize drawing. We will have multiple prizes for each grade. One of the prizes is a free pass to our next dance! Be kind this week in all that you do. Lunchtime Weather: Lunch Menu: Line 1 – Chicken Drumstick, MTO Pasta Bar Line 2 – Sausage Pizza, Deli Sandwich, Ham Chef Salad Concession – Cheeseburger, Steak Sandwich, Chicken Sandwich Club / Group Meetings:
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Monday, January 27, 2020 Lunch Menu: Monday, 1-27, Breaded Drumstick, Double Cheeseburger, Steak Sandwich, Chicken Sandwich Tuesday, 1-28, Chicken Parmesan, Rib Patty Sandwich, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Chicken Tenders Wednesday, 1-29, Chili, Bacon Burger, Hot Dog Thursday, 1-30, Mini Corn Dogs, Meatball Sub, Friday, 1-24, Crispitos with Cheese, Corn Dog Activities Monday, 1-27, Jr. High BB at Malvern Tuesday, 1-28, Malvern, 4:30 Wednesday, 1-29 Sci-Fi Club Meeting Thursday, 1-30, FFA Meeting with students attending Leadership Conference in Ag Building. Sr. High Quiz Bowl: Mena Invitational: Monday, Jan. 27 Jr. High Quiz Bowl: Mena Invitational: (9th and 8th) Thursday, Jan. 30 Students: If you need to know your lunch balance, please go see Mrs. Jennifer Students, there will be no more lunch trays or cafeteria food allowed in the library due to the amount of carelessness with the garbage left behind. Thanks for understanding! Library Lunch Closings this week: This week, January 27-31, is Mena High School Kindness Week, which is part of the 2020 Great Kindness Challenge. No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. See how many ways you can display kindness this week. You can make a positive impact on the lives around you by simply be kind. This is the final week to order your 2020 MHS Yearbook. The final deadline to order a yearbook will be this Friday, January 31st. Yearbooks are $60, and can be ordered through Mr. Philpot’s room 205 or online through the Jostens yearbook website. Applications to be on the 2020-21 Yearbook staff are now available in Mr. Philpot’s room. If you’d like to be considered for next year’s yearbook staff, please fill out an application and return it to Mr. Philpot’s room by this Thursday, January 30. Please continue to recycle your aluminum cans in the red recycling trash cans around campus, but please do not put any other forms of trash or plastics in these red cans. The Senior Winter Formal will be held this Saturday evening, February 1, from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. at Grace Bible Church. Tickets will be $10 for one person, or $15 for a senior and their guest. Seniors may invite one person between the ages of 9th grade and 21 years old. Tickets may be purchased in advance through Mrs. Hobson’s room. Seniors: If you did not order your Cap & Gown when Herff Jones was here, please go by and see Mrs. Jennifer. If you do not order by March 1st the cost goes up from $45 to $55. Special Olympic Polar Plunge is scheduled for February 13 at 11:30 in the Student Parking Lot. Stop by Room 214 and pick up your Plunge Form and get more information on how to be involved...Rumor has it that Coach Wright and Coach Lyle will plunge if their girls can raise $1000.00….Let’s help the girls make this possible!!!! The tryout signup sheets for the 2020-2021 Cheerleading Team and Competition Team, and Mascot are in the office. Please see Coach Hughes in room 315 for any questions about tryouts or cheer. There will be a MANDATORY parent meeting on February 26th for ALL candidates. Students interested in creating: Holograms, Game Design, Photography, Videography, Virtual Realty, Robotics, Solar Powered Cars, etc., please contact Mrs. Lunsford through email. All students will attend their regularly assigned enrichment class for the remainder of the semester!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
This is the 31st annual Mena FFA Alumni Consignment Auction Accepting consignment deliveries starting Friday January 31st, 9 am - 5 pm or the day of the sale before 10 am. Sale starts 10 am on Saturday. Consign early by Contacting the following: Allen Stewart - 479-394-1731 Brian Erickison - 479-243-7512 Jimmy Martin - 479-216-2488 David Head - 479-234-3579 Steve Singleton - 479-243-5675 Kyle Todd - 479-234-3391 Landon Rowe - 479-234-2610 Dedrick Hale - 479-394-2997 Co-Sponsored By: Union Bank of Mena The Mena FFA Alumni reserves the right to refuse items for consignment
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Senior Winter Formal will be held Saturday evening, February 1, from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. at Grace Bible Church. Tickets will be $10 for one person, or $15 for a senior and their guest. Seniors may invite one person between the ages of 9th grade and 21 years old. Tickets may be purchased in advance through Mrs. Hobson’s room.
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Monday!
5 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena High School Basketball Teams won a pair of conference games at Hope Friday night. The Ladycats beat Hope by a score of 41-26 & the senior boys won by a score of 35-29. Mena will play Malvern on Tuesday 1/28 at the Union Bank Center.. The Ladycats are now 9-10 in the season & 4-2 in conference play. The Bearcats are 4-12 / 1-5....GO BEARCATS!
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to Mena High School Senior PAIGE EVANS on being selected to the West All-Star Volleyball Team. The All-Star Game will be played on Friday, June 26th.
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The UA Rich Mountain Invitational Electricity Career Development Event was held today at the Ouachita Center. The contest featuring ten competing schools was hosted by the Mena FFA & Aleshire Electric.The Mena FFA Electricity Team placed 2nd overall. Members of the team are: Travis Beck, Evan Graves, Trace Huff, & Kenley Ruskin.
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to the LDE Staff Member of the Month, Mrs. Tawana Ricker! She is our Keyboarding and Coding teacher and we are so lucky to have her!
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Friday, January 24, 2020 Lunch Menu: Friday, 1-24, Chicken Spaghetti, Hamburger, Chicken Sandwich, MTO Baked Potato Activities Friday, 1-24 @ Hope, Sr. VG, Sr. VB Sr. High Quiz Bowl: Mena Invitational: Monday, Jan. 27 Jr. High Quiz Bowl: Mena Invitational: (9th and 8th) Thursday, Jan. 30 Students: If you need to know your lunch balance, please go see Mrs. Jennifer Students, there will be no more lunch trays or cafeteria food allowed in the library due to the amount of carelessness with the garbage left behind. Thanks for understanding! Library Lunch Closings this week: Friday: Open both lunches Only two weeks remain to order your 2020 MHS Yearbook. The final deadline to order a yearbook will be Friday, January 31st. Yearbooks are $60, and can be ordered through Mr. Philpot’s room 205 or online through the Jostens yearbook website. Applications to be on the 2020-21 Yearbook staff are now available in Mr. Philpot’s room. If you’d like to be considered for next year’s yearbook staff, please fill out an application and return it to Mr. Philpot’s room by next Thursday, January 30. Please continue to recycle your aluminum cans in the red recycling trash cans around campus, but please do not put any other forms of trash or plastics in these red cans. The Senior Winter Formal will be held Saturday evening, February 1, from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. at Grace Bible Church. Tickets will be $10 for one person, or $15 for a senior and their guest. Seniors may invite one person between the ages of 9th grade and 21 years old. Tickets may be purchased in advance through Mrs. Hobson’s room. Seniors: If you did not order your Cap & Gown when Herff Jones was here, please go by and see Mrs. Jennifer. If you do not order by March 1st the cost goes up from $45 to $55. Special Olympic Polar Plunge is scheduled for February 13 at 11:30 in the Student Parking Lot. Stop by Room 214 and pick up your Plunge Form and get more information on how to be involved...Rumor has it that Coach Wright and Coach Lyle will plunge if their girls can raise $1000.00….Let’s help the girls make this possible!!!! The tryout signup sheets for the 2020-2021 Cheerleading Team and Competition Team, and Mascot are in the office. Please see Coach Hughes in room 315 for any questions about tryouts or cheer. There will be a MANDATORY parent meeting on February 26th for ALL candidates. Students interested in creating: Holograms, Game Design, Photography, Videography, Virtual Realty, Robotics, Solar Powered Cars, etc., please contact Mrs. Lunsford through email. All students will attend their regularly assigned enrichment class for the remainder of the semester!
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Friday, January 24th Reminders: BADD Club coloring sheet entries are due to Mrs. Rose by the end of the day today. Remember to complete your AMI work by next Wednesday. Students who have turned in their Parent Permission Form for the Robotics Club will be meeting after school next Thursday in the Library. There will be a student list posted on the bulletin board near the Cafeteria. From Mrs. Sikes: FBLA members that are attending next month’s conference, need to go to her room after these announcements. From Mrs. Lunsford: EAST Conference competitions are due today. EAST students need to go to the MMS EAST room after these announcements to complete your submission. From Mrs. Ponder: 6th grade math classes will be kicking off next week’s Kindness Week by participating in the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital Math-a-Thon. Lunchtime Weather: Lunch Menu: Line 1 – Chicken Spaghetti, MTO Baked Potato Line 2 – Sausage & Jalapeno Pizza, Deli Sandwich, Pizza Salad Concession – Hamburger, Chicken Sandwich, Mini Corndogs
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The UA Rich Mountain Electricity CDE Contest is being held in the Ouachita Center today. The contest featuring ten competing schools is being hosted by the Mena FFA & Aleshire Electric.
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Jerod McCormick from UA Rich Mountain recently talked to the 5th graders at Holly Harshman Elementary about the importance of having a healthy body and proper nutrition.
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Saturday!
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Friday!
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Preschool Teacher's are celebrating 100 Days of LOVING their jobs and their Student's!
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Wednesday, January 22nd Today is our 100th day of school – 78 days to go. Reminders: BADD Club coloring sheet entries are due to Mrs. Rose tomorrow. Alternate Method of Instruction (AMI): You have until next Wednesday to complete AMI work assigned for our missed day. If 90% of the students in our district complete the assignments by next Wednesday, we will not be required to make up the day we missed. Check with all of your teachers today if you have any questions about your AMI work. Lunchtime Weather: We will stay inside during lunch. You may use your phone / device once you’ve eaten and have left the cafeteria. Lunch Menu: (Wednesday’s menu will be served today) Line 1 – Chicken Alfredo, MTO Boneless Wings Line 2 – Fiesta Pizza, Deli Sandwich, Turkey Chef Salad Concession – Hamburger, Hot Dog, Chicken Sandwich Club / Group Meetings: At this time, 8th grade GT students need to go to the Conference room.
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Thursday, January 23, 2020 Lunch Menu: Thursday, 1-23, Fish Sticks/Mac & Cheese, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, MTO Tortillo Line Friday, 1-24, Chicken Spaghetti, Hamburger, Chicken Sandwich, MTO Baked Potato Activities Wednesday, 1-22, Sci Fi Meeting Thursday, 1-23, JAG Meeting Friday, 1-24 @ Hope, Sr. VG, Sr. VB Thursday: 1-23 Jr. High Quiz Bowl practice during ACHIEVE at middle school campus Thursday after school: Sr. High Quiz Bowl practice in Mrs. Moore’s room at Holly. Please let Mrs. Moore if you are unable to attend. Sr. High Quiz Bowl: Mena Invitational: Monday, Jan. 27 Jr. High Quiz Bowl: Mena Invitational: (9th and 8th) Thursday, Jan. 30 Students: If you need to know your lunch balance, please go see Mrs. Jennifer Students, there will be no more lunch trays or cafeteria food allowed in the library due to the amount of carelessness with the garbage left behind. Thanks for understanding! Library Lunch Closings this week: Thursday: Lunch B is closed Friday: Open both lunches Only two weeks remain to order your 2020 MHS Yearbook. The final deadline to order a yearbook will be Friday, January 31st. Yearbooks are $60, and can be ordered through Mr. Philpot’s room 205 or online through the Jostens yearbook website. Applications to be on the 2020-21 Yearbook staff are now available in Mr. Philpot’s room. If you’d like to be considered for next year’s yearbook staff, please fill out an application and return it to Mr. Philpot’s room by next Thursday, January 30. Please continue to recycle your aluminum cans in the red recycling trash cans around campus, but please do not put any other forms of trash or plastics in these red cans. The Senior Winter Formal will be held Saturday evening, February 1, from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. at Grace Bible Church. Tickets will be $10 for one person, or $15 for a senior and their guest. Seniors may invite one person between the ages of 9th grade and 21 years old. Tickets may be purchased in advance through Mrs. Hobson’s room. Seniors: If you did not order your Cap & Gown when Herff Jones was here, please go by and see Mrs. Jennifer. If you do not order by March 1st the cost goes up from $45 to $55. Special Olympic Polar Plunge is scheduled for February 13 at 11:30 in the Student Parking Lot. Stop by Room 214 and pick up your Plunge Form and get more information on how to be involved...Rumor has it that Coach Wright and Coach Lyle will plunge if their girls can raise $1000.00….Let’s help the girls make this possible!!!! The tryout signup sheets for the 2020-2021 Cheerleading Team and Competition Team, and Mascot are in the office. Please see Coach Hughes in room 315 for any questions about tryouts or cheer. There will be a MANDATORY parent meeting on February 26th for ALL candidates. Students interested in creating: Holograms, Game Design, Photography, Videography, Virtual Realty, Robotics, Solar Powered Cars, etc., please contact Mrs. Lunsford through email. All students will attend their regularly assigned enrichment class for the remainder of the semester!
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena MIddle School 8th graders arrive at Mena High school for an orientation today.The students will be familiarized with the campus & will hear about various programs in preparation for their move to MHS.next year.
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
SCHEDULE CHANGE! The soccer game against Bauxite that was originally scheduled for March 30th has been rescheduled for April 7th! https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Due to inclement weather, Mena Public Schools will be closed Wednesday, January 22nd. The district will use the 1st Alternative Method of Instruction (AMI) Day approved by the State. Please follow the AMI Day procedures for your child’s building and grade level. Students will have the opportunity to complete their assignments on the day missed or when school resumes. Attendance will be calculated by the successful completion of the assignments. If 90% or more of the students complete their required learning expectations for the AMI Day, the day will not have to be made up at the end of the year.
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena School Board held their January meeting on Tuesday Night at the Administration Building . The board went into executive session immediately to discuss the renewal of Benny Weston's contract as Superintendent. When the executive session ended the board voted unanimously to add an additional year to Weston's contract. Danny Minton addressed the board on the HVAC Scheduled Maintenance Agreement. The board renewed the agreement for Mena High School, including the addition of the safe room systems, at a cost of $14,850.00. The board also approved the addition of an agreement for Louise Durham Elementary at a cost of $4,292.00. Minton also gave an update on the district facilities which included information on damage caused by a recent lightning strike. The strike took place on a light pole at the baseball field & not only caused damage there but also to phones, cameras, HVAC & more. A complete damage assessment is underway & may continue for some time before all damage is discovered. Attention then turned to the Mid Year Review in which Weston was pleased to report that the district had exhausted 47% of the budget for the year. Weston then updated each member of the board on the requirements of Act 589 the School Board Member Training Report in which all board members had met or exceeded the required number of hours. The Board moved on to the financial report which was approved. The Annual School Board Liability Insurance & General Liability Coverage premium was briefly discussed before the being approved at a cost of $8783.00. Finally there were a pair of personnel issues. The board accepted the resignation of Hope Cannon who is a para pro at MMS & also they also approved the move of bus driver Gwen Andrews from a "C" to a "B" route.
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats picked up a big win 40-35 over Arkadelphia Tuesday at the Union Bank Center. The Bearcats were not as fortunate as they lost 40-47. The Sr. Teams play next on Friday at Hope.
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Technology Department is participating in a 2 day Advanced Information Security workshop at DMESC. They are focusing advanced cybersecurity concepts, including Network Attack, Cryptography Theory, Applied Cryptography, Laws, Regulations, Compliance, and Policy, Forensics, Network Defense, Ethics and Legal Considerations, and Physical Security.
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Jr. High Girls & Boys defeated Arkadelphia Tuesday at the Union Bank Center.. The Ladycats won by a score of 41-24 & the Bearcats won by a score of 48-40. Both teams will be back in action on Monday 1/27/20 @ Malvern... GO BEARCATS!
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
HHE has teamed up with Cooper-Anthony Mercy Child Advocacy Center with the “Empower Me”-Body Safety for all third graders. Thank you to Jill Lacomfora and Gina Rockwell for spending the afternoon with our 3rd graders
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Ravyn Wilson, a 4th grader from Holly Harshman Elementary School in Mena, made school counselor Vicky Maye’s day by sharing her poster for Maye’s office as they are gearing up for the Great Kindness Challenge Week. Ravyn stands in front of the school mascot sign “Bearcat Eyes Are Watching!” This positive behavior system encourages the students to spread kindness like confetti all the year through with no bullies allowed!!!
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena 7th Grade Ladycats & Bearcats will play in a basketball jamboree at Lake Hamilton this Saturday 1/25/20. Check the schedule below..
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Tuesday, January 21st BADD Club coloring sheet entries are due to her by this Friday. Check the lost and found box for your missing items. It is already getting full again. The Jr High and Sr High Bearcat Basketball teams will be hosting the Arkadelphia Badgers this evening at the Union Bank Center at the High School. 9th grade Lady Cats will tip off at 4:30. Lunchtime Weather: The current temperature is 32º. It is expected to be 36º by Lunch “A” and 40º by Lunch “B”. If you are dressed appropriately, you can go outside during lunch. You may also choose to remain inside. Lunch Menu: Line 1 – Popcorn Chicken Bowl, MTO Tortilla Line 2 – Meat Lover’s Pizza, Deli Sandwich, Cobb Salad Concession – Steak Sandwich, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Chicken Tenders Club / Group Meetings:
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 Lunch Menu: Tuesday, 1-21,Popcorn Chicken Bowl, Steak Sandwich, MTO Tortillo Line Wednesday, 1-22, Chicken Alfredo, Hot Dog, Hamburger Boneless Wings Thursday, 1-23, Fish Sticks/Mac & Cheese, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, MTO Tortillo Line Friday, 1-24, Chicken Spaghetti, Hamburger, Chicken Sandwich, MTO Baked Potato Activities Tuesday, 1-21, Jr. JVG, Jr.JVB, Sr. VG, Sr. VB Starts at 4:00 Wednesday, 1-22, Sci Fi Meeting Thursday, 1-23, JAG Meeting Friday, 1-24 @ Hope, Sr. VG, Sr. VB Thursday after school: Sr. High Quiz Bowl practice in Mrs. Moore’s room at Holly. Please let Mrs. Moore if you are unable to attend. Students: If you need to know your lunch balance, please go see Mrs. Jennifer Students, there will be no more lunch trays or cafeteria food allowed in the library due to the amount of carelessness with the garbage left behind. Thanks for understanding! Library Lunch Closings this week: Tuesday: Lunch A is closed Wednesday: Lunch B is closed Thursday: Lunch B is closed Friday: Open both lunches There will be a Prom Planning Committee Meeting Tuesday, January 21st during Enrichment in Ms.Hobson’s room for any juniors that would like to help with prom. Only two weeks remain to order your 2020 MHS Yearbook. The final deadline to order a yearbook will be Friday, January 31st. Yearbooks are $60, and can be ordered through Mr. Philpot’s room 205 or online through the Jostens yearbook website. Please continue to recycle your aluminum cans in the red recycling trash cans around campus, but please do not put any other forms of trash or plastics in these red cans. The Senior Winter Formal will be held Saturday evening, February 1, from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. at Grace Bible Church. Tickets will be $10 for one person, or $15 for a senior and their guest. Seniors may invite one person between the ages of 9th grade and 21 years old. Tickets may be purchased in advance through Mrs. Hobson’s room. Seniors: If you did not order your Cap & Gown when Herff Jones was here, please go by and see Mrs. Jennifer. If you do not order by March 1st the cost goes up from $45 to $55. Special Olympic Polar Plunge is scheduled for February 13 at 11:30 in the Student Parking Lot. Stop by Room 214 and pick up your Plunge Form and get more information on how to be involved...Rumor has it that Coach Wright and Coach Lyle will plunge if their girls can raise $1000.00….Let’s help the girls make this possible!!!! The tryout signup sheets for the 2020-2021 Cheerleading Team and Competition Team, and Mascot are in the office. Please see Coach Hughes in room 315 for any questions about tryouts or cheer. There will be a MANDATORY parent meeting on February 26th for ALL candidates. All students will attend their regularly assigned enrichment class for the remainder of the semester!
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Tuesday!
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Order your Holly Harshman Elementary Yearbook Online! Step 1: Visit http://www.memorybook.com/online-pay/parent-pay/ Step 2: Enter your school code 054029 the click "Go to your school account log in" Step 3: Click on the link below your school name. Step 4: Log in if returning or register as a "new user". Step 5: Buy a yearbook for $15.00 or a yearbook with personalization for $20.00. Order online thru 3/13/2020
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The basketball games on Tuesday 1/21 will start at 4:00pm instead of 4:30pm which is on the schedule. Jr. High Girls & Boys as well as Sr. High Girls & Boys play Arkadelphia @ the Union Bank Center.
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Monday, January 20th Reminders: 7th grade ETS students will be meeting with Brandon today after these announcements. The representative for Letterman Jacket orders is located at the high school cafeteria. Once we get word that they are ready for middle school students, teachers will receive an email with instructions. From Mrs. Rose: BADD Club members who missed the meeting on Friday need to come by her office to pick up a coloring contest sheet. The sheets are due to her by this Friday. Lunchtime Weather: Lunch Menu: Line 1 – Salisbury Steak, MTO Oriental Line, MTO Waffle Bar Line 2 – Sausage Pizza, Deli Sandwich, Ham Chef Salad Concession – Backyard Burger, Chicken Sandwich Club / Group Meetings: At this time: 6th grade GT students need to go to the Conference room. 7th grade ETS students need to go to the Cafeteria.
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Monday, January 20, 2020 Lunch Menu: Monday, 1-20, Salisbury Steak, Chicken Patty Sandwich, Backyard Burger, Oriental Line Tuesday, 1-21,Popcorn Chicken Bowl, Steak Sandwich, MTO Tortillo Line Wednesday, 1-22, Chicken Alfredo, Hot Dog, Hamburger Boneless Wings Thursday, 1-23, Fish Sticks/Mac & Cheese, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, MTO Tortillo Line Friday, 1-24, Chicken Spaghetti, Hamburger, Chicken Sandwich, MTO Baked Potato Activities Tuesday, 1-21, Jr. JVG, Jr.JVB, Sr. VG, Sr. VB Starts at 4:00 Wednesday, 1-22, Sci Fi Meeting Thursday, 1-23, JAG Meeting Friday, 1-24 @ Hope, Sr. VG, Sr. VB Thursday after school: Sr. High Quiz Bowl practice in Mrs. Moore’s room at Holly. Please let Mrs. Moore if you are unable to attend. Students: If you need to know your lunch balance, please go see Mrs. Jennifer Students, there will be no more lunch trays or cafeteria food allowed in the library due to the amount of carelessness with the garbage left behind. Thanks for understanding! Library Lunch Closings this week: Monday: Lunch A is closed Tuesday: Lunch A is closed Wednesday: Lunch B is closed Thursday: Lunch B is closed Friday: Open both lunches There will be a Prom Planning Committee Meeting Tuesday, January 21st during Enrichment in Ms.Hobson’s room for any juniors that would like to help with prom. Only two weeks remain to order your 2020 MHS Yearbook. The final deadline to order a yearbook will be Friday, January 31st. Yearbooks are $60, and can be ordered through Mr. Philpot’s room 205 or online through the Jostens yearbook website. Please continue to recycle your aluminum cans in the red recycling trash cans around campus, but please do not put any other forms of trash or plastics in these red cans. The Senior Winter Formal will be held Saturday evening, February 1, from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. at Grace Bible Church. Tickets will be $10 for one person, or $15 for a senior and their guest. Seniors may invite one person between the ages of 9th grade and 21 years old. Tickets may be purchased in advance through Mrs. Hobson’s room. Seniors: If you did not order your Cap & Gown when Herff Jones was here, please go by and see Mrs. Jennifer. If you do not order by March 1st the cost goes up from $45 to $55. Special Olympic Polar Plunge is scheduled for February 13 at 11:30 in the Student Parking Lot. Stop by Room 214 and pick up your Plunge Form and get more information on how to be involved...Rumor has it that Coach Wright and Coach Lyle will plunge if their girls can raise $1000.00….Let’s help the girls make this possible!!!! The tryout signup sheets for the 2020-2021 Cheerleading Team and Competition Team, and Mascot are in the office. Please see Coach Hughes in room 315 for any questions about tryouts or cheer. There will be a MANDATORY parent meeting on February 26th for ALL candidates. All students will attend their regularly assigned enrichment class for the remainder of the semester!
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
School Board Appreciation Month!
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Austin McEntire and Annika Thompson performed in the Fourstates Honor Band this past Saturday at Texas High School in Texarkana. They were selected to perform with over 250 students from 48 schools on Saturday afternoon's concert.
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Bearcats led Nashville at the half Friday at the Union Bank Center but Could not connect on a shot at the buzzer & lost 41-43. Nashvillle also won the senior g irls game 46-29. Mena will play again on Tuesday 1/21 when the host Arkadelphia.
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Thank you Carla Vaught for sharing "Responsible Pet Care" to our fifth graders today at HHE. You and Tucker were a class act. We appreciate you :)
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Friday, January 17th Reminders: BADD Club will be meeting with Mrs. Rose after these announcements. 7th grade ETS students will be meeting with Brandon next Monday during ACHIEVE. The representative for Letterman Jackets will be here on Monday. We do not have any order forms at this time but some should be available on Monday. From Mrs. Sikes: The following students need to go to her room after the announcements: Mickkalee Lane Shantal Tecson Rylee Wiles Hailey Emerson From Mrs. Chaney: Congratulations to the 8th grade winners of the Dystopian Writing Competition. Their work will be published in a book of short stories that will eventually be available in our Library. All winners need to see Mrs. Chaney after these announcements: Briley Dean Breanna Parker Brody Brown Caysen Morgan Alexis Dooley Brinley Blake Logan Shone Elaina Aleshire Sophie Brewer Holiday Neufeld Jocelyn Baird Lunchtime Weather: You have the option of staying inside, or going outside if it is not raining Lunch Menu: Line 1 – Crispitos, MTO Baked Potate Line 2 – Sausage & Jalapeno Pizza, Deli Sandwich, Pizza Salad Concession – Pizza Burger, Corn Dog, Chicken Sandwich, Bacon-Egg-Cheese Melt Club / Group Meetings: At this time: BADD Club needs to go to Mrs. Rose’s office. The previous-announced students need to go to Mrs. Sikes’ room or Mrs. Chaney’s room. Everyone else: go to where you are supposed to go for FLEX Friday.
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Friday, January 17, 2020 Lunch Menu: Friday, 1-17, Crispitos with Cheese, Pizza Burger, Corn Dog, Chicken Sandwich Activities Friday, 1-17, Nashville 4:30 Sr. BB at Home Friday, 1-17, FCS Students: If you need to know your lunch balance, please go see Mrs. Jennifer Students, there will be no more lunch trays or cafeteria food allowed in the library due to the amount of carelessness with the garbage left behind. Thanks for understanding! The Avenue used clothing store will be open today for anyone who would like to shop! There will be a Prom Planning Committee Meeting Tuesday, January 21st during Enrichment in Ms.Hobson’s room for any juniors that would like to help with prom. Any Jr./Sr. FFA Member interested in receiving State FFA Degree, needs to speak with Mr. Collins by the end of the day today. EAST students - Friday, today, at 10:50 am meet at the front doors to the High School entrance for group photo. Only two weeks remain to order your 2020 MHS Yearbook. The final deadline to order a yearbook will be Friday, January 31st. Yearbooks are $60, and can be ordered through Mr. Philpot’s room 205 or online through the Jostens yearbook website. Please continue to recycle your aluminum cans in the red recycling trash cans around campus, but please do not put any other forms of trash or plastics in these red cans. Any students who still need to turn in their Cross Country uniforms, please take them to Coach Peters by the end of the day today. The Senior Winter Formal will be held Saturday evening, February 1, from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. at Grace Bible Church. Tickets will be $10 for one person, or $15 for a senior and their guest. Seniors may invite one person between the ages of 9th grade and 21 years old. Tickets may be purchased in advance through Mrs. Hobson’s room. Seniors: If you did not order your Cap & Gown when Herff Jones was here, please go by and see Mrs. Jennifer. If you do not order by March 1st the cost goes up from $45 to $55. Special Olympic Polar Plunge is scheduled for February 13 at 11:30 in the Student Parking Lot. Stop by Room 214 and pick up your Plunge Form and get more information on how to be involved...Rumor has it that Coach Wright and Coach Lyle will plunge if their girls can raise $1000.00….Let’s help the girls make this possible!!!! The tryout signup sheets for the 2020-2021 Cheerleading Team and Competition Team, and Mascot are in the office. Please see Coach Hughes in room 315 for any questions about tryouts or cheer. There will be a MANDATORY parent meeting on February 26th for ALL candidates. All students will attend their regularly assigned enrichment class for the remainder of the semester!
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena FFA Alumni Auction will be held on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 at 10 a.m. at the Polk County Fairgrounds. Anyone can consign or buy. RAIN or SHINE - Join us for a fabulous sale in support of our local FFA! See you there!
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Friday!
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mrs. Sikes's 6th Grade Keyboarding classes at Mena Middle School had the opportunity to dig into the computer this week and learn more about the hardware. They opened the computer case, disconnected the main components from the motherboard, and removed them. Finally they put it all back together to make it run. It was a fun day of learning!
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Jr. High basketball teams played at Nashville Thursday. The JV Ladycats won 24-10 & the Varsity Ladycats won 30-20. The Jr. Bearcats lost in overtime 34-37.
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena’s Benny Weston was recently recognized as Superintendent of the year and gave his acceptance speech and charge to the audience at the recent AAEA 2020 Superintendent Symposium. Closing the event was Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson who spoke to the state superintendents.
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Friday, Jan 31 is the last date to order personalized Middle School yearbooks. The last date to order a plain Yearbook is February 28. Order online at Jostens Yearbooks. A limited number of Yearbooks will be for sale at school after March 1. The price will increase. They will be available first come, first serve.
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Updated Mena High School Soccer Schedule! https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Thursday, January 16th Reminders: Today is the last reminder about the following sign-up & registration forms that we have in the office: Cheerleader Tryouts, Youth League Soccer, Baseball, & Softball. BADD Club will be meeting with Mrs. Rose tomorrow during ACHIEVE – be sure and wear your BADD shirt. 7th grade ETS students will be meeting with Brandon next Monday during ACHIEVE. From Mr. Goodnight: Archery Team practice is today at the MHS Safe Room, 3:30 – 5:30. Team members must have their signed parental consent form. Lunchtime Weather: Lunch Menu: Line 1 – General Tso’s Beef, MTO Tortilla, MTO Nachos Line 2 – Cheeseburger Pizza, Deli Sandwich, Popcorn Chicken Salad Concession – Hamburger, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Chicken Tenders
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Corrected January Menu for Mena MIddle School!
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Thursday!
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Thursday, January 16, 2020 Lunch Menu: Thursday, 1-16, General TSO’s Beef, Hamburger, Chicken Tenders, Spicy Chicken Sandwich Friday, 1-17, Crispitos with Cheese, Pizza Burger, Corn Dog, Chicken Sandwich Activities Thursday 1-16 NHS, there will be NO FBLA meeting today Friday, 1-17, Nashville 4:30 Sr. BB Friday, 1-17, FCA Students: If you need to know your lunch balance, please go see Mrs. Jennifer The library will be closed for Lunch A today. Students, starting today, there will be no more lunch trays or cafeteria food allowed in the library due to the amount of carelessness with the garbage. Thanks for understanding! The Avenue used clothing store will be open tomorrow, Friday January 17th for anyone who would like to shop! There will be a Prom Planning Committee Meeting Tuesday, January 21st during Enrichment in Ms.Hobson’s room for any juniors that would like to help with prom. Any Junior FFA Member who has been very involved in FFA activities who is interested in attending Washington Leadership Conference this summer, please talk to Mr. Collins by the end of the day today. Any Jr./Sr. FFA Member interested in receiving State FFA Degree, needs to speak with Mr. Collins by this Friday. EAST students will take a group photo this Friday during Enrichment at 10:50 am. Be sure to order your 2020 MHS Yearbook before it’s too late. The final deadline to order a yearbook will be January 31st. Yearbooks are $60, and can be ordered through Mr. Philpot’s room 205 or online through the Jostens yearbook website. Please continue to recycle your aluminum cans in the red recycling trash cans around campus, but please do not put any other forms of trash or plastics in these red cans. Any students who still need to turn in their Cross Country uniforms, please take them to Coach Peters by the end of this week. The Senior Winter Formal will be held Saturday evening, February 1, from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. at Grace Bible Church. Tickets will be $10 for one person, or $15 for a senior and their guest. Seniors may invite one person between the ages of 9th grade and 21 years old. Tickets may be purchased in advance through Mrs. Hobson’s room. Seniors: If you did not order your Cap & Gown when Herff Jones was here, please go by and see Mrs. Jennifer. If you do not order by March 1st the cost goes up from $45 to $55. Special Olympic Polar Plunge is scheduled for February 13 at 11:30 in the Student Parking Lot. Stop by Room 214 and pick up your Plunge Form and get more information on how to be involved...Rumor has it that Coach Wright and Coach Lyle will plunge if their girls can raise $1000.00….Let’s help the girls make this possible!!!! The tryout signup sheets for the 2020-2021 Cheerleading Team and Competition Team, and Mascot are in the office. Please see Coach Hughes in room 315 for any questions about tryouts or cheer. There will be a MANDATORY parent meeting on February 26th for ALL candidates. All students will attend their regularly assigned enrichment class for the remainder of the semester!
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MHS Winter Formal is February 1st !
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Bearcat Football Cup Fundraiser Update from Coach Bentley! Update from our fundraising company on the cups: they should be in around the first of February. With Christmas Break and the new year the orders are taking slightly longer than usual. Thank you for your patience and support of Bearcat football!
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Issues with the phone lines that service Mena High School, Mena MIddle School & Holly Harshman Elementary continue this morning. Service has been spotty & technicians continue to chase the problem. Your patience is appreciated.
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
A rough night for Mena basketball Tuesday at Bauxite. The Ladycats lost by a score of 28-31 & the Bearcats lost an even closer game 40-41. Mena will host Nashville on Friday at the Union Bank Center.
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Any Junior FFA Member who has been very involved in FFA activities who is interested in attending Washington Leadership Conference this summer, please talk to Mr. Collins by tomorrow, Wednesday, January 15. Any Jr./Sr. FFA Member interested in receiving State FFA Degree, needs to speak with Mr. Collins by Friday 1-17.
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Polk County Spelling Bee was held Tuesday at UA Rich Mountain. Here is a list of Mena students who won honors: 4th grade – 1st place: Auden Dong & 2nd place: Shooter Davis. 5th grade – 1st place: Ryan Jiang & 3rd place: Ayden Dong. 6th grade – 1st place: Ryan Jiang, 2nd place: Brandon Dong. 7th grade – 2nd place: Yennette Tecson & 3rd place: Elijah Smith. 8th grade – 1st place: Shantal Tecson & 3rd place: Jocelyn Biard Go Bearcats!
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Polk County Spelling Bee is underway in the Ouachita Center at UA Rich Mountain & Mena students are in the thick of it.. Check back later for more pictures!
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Tuesday!
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
It was a good night for Mena Basketball Monday when they hosted Bauxite. The 7th Grade Bearcats lost the opener 13-32 But Mena won the next four games. Including a 24-3 win by the JV Jr. Girls. A 20-13 victory By the JV Jr. Boys. A 19-16 win by the Jr. Ladycats & a 42-29 win by the Jr. Bearcats. The Mena Jr. Teams play next on Thursday 1/16/20 at Nashville... GO BEARCATS!
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mr. Neil Shultz With Woodstock Designs delivered the new podium for the Mena High School Performing Arts Center today. We are very excited to have this addition that matches the quality & craftsmanship of this top notch facility.
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena/DeQueen basketball games on Friday 1/10/20 were postponed due to weather.... This has forced a change in the schedule for later this season... The make up game with Dequeen will be on Thursday Jan 30th @Dequeen. Varsity girls and boys starting at 5:00 p.m. The February 4th game with Dequeen will be a 1/2 jv girls, 1/2 jv boys, Varsity girls and boys. The game will be switched to Mena. Please spread the word. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Monday, January 13th We are doing announcements early today due to our pep rally that will take place during ACHIEVE. Due to today’s Quiz Bowl, and pep rally, there will be no 6th grade GT meeting. There will be Jr. High basketball action tonight at Rackley Gymnasium as Mena will host Bauxite. The evening will begin with 7th grade boys tipping of at 4:00. From Mrs. Rose: BADD Club will meet in her office on Friday. Be sure and wear your BADD shirt. Students in Lunch “A”: Due to the trash left outside on Friday, along with cafeteria trays and a couple of footballs, you will not be allowed to take food or drinks outside today. This applies only to Lunch “A.” Lunchtime Weather: Lunch Menu: Line 1 – Chicken Fried Steak, MTO Pasta Line 2 – Sausage Pizza, Deli Sandwich, Ham Chef Salad Concession – Bacon Cheeseburger, Meatball Sub, Chicken Sandwich Club / Group Meetings: ** Pep Rally Instructions: You will leave from your 3rd period class to go to the pep rally Join in behind the cheerleaders and band once they pass by your room and follow them to the gym. Sixth grade will sit at the far end of the bleachers followed by the 7th grade in the middle section, and the 8th grade on the end closest to the cafeteria.
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The tryout signup sheets for the 2020-2021 Cheerleading Team and Competition Team, and Mascot are in the MHS and MMS offices. Please see Coach Hughes in room 315 at the high school, or Mrs. Breedlove at the middle school for an Application or for any questions about tryouts or cheer. Signup deadline is February 13th. There will be a MANDATORY candidate meeting, during Enrichment, on February 19th for ALL Sr. High Candidates. There will be a MANDATORY candidate meeting, during Achieve, on February 20th for ALL Jr. High Candidates. There will be a MANDATORY parent meeting on February 26th for ALL candidates.
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The main phone line that supplies service for Mena High School, Mena Middle School, and Holly Harshman Elementary is down this morning. Hopefully repairs will be completed soon.
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Monday!
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The 7th grade Bearcats picked up a 29 to 27 win over DeQueen Saturday and the JV lost 10-19... Go Bearcats !
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena 7th grade girls won 40 to 37 over DeQueen Saturday & the 7th grade B team won 13 to 4 against Dequeen. Go Ladycats!
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
According to Mena Band Director Charles Morgan the All Region Band Auditions scheduled for Saturday have been cancelled.
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS Family & Consumer Science Students enjoyed a personality bag round table with Mrs. Rose today.
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Tonight's Mena/DeQueen basketball games have been cancelled due to the threat of severe weather... We will let you know ASAP when the make up games will be.
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Special Olympic Polar Plunge is scheduled for February 13 at 11:30 in the MHS Student Parking Lot. Stop by Room 214 and pick up your Plunge Form. Rumor has it that Coach Wright and Coach Lyle will plunge if their girls can raise $1000.00 https://www.facebook.com/events/503338800534427/
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Be sure to order your 2020 MHS Yearbook before it’s too late. The final deadline to order a yearbook will be January 31st. Yearbooks are $60, and can be ordered through Mr. Philpot’s room 205 or online through the Jostens yearbook website.
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The deadline to order the MMS yearbook is February 14th. Also, if you want your yearbook personalized, it must be ordered by January 31st. The price also increases beginning February 1st.
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Friday, January 10th We are starting to see an increase in students using phones in the halls, cafeteria, and library. Remember that you are only allowed to use your phone / devices outside before school, at lunch, and after school. This policy also applies to Apple watches, earbuds, headphones, beats, and airpods. The only exception to this is whenever the weather keeps us inside at lunch. Reminders: All GT students going to quiz bowls next week need to remember permission slips and your lunch on those days. Spring soccer registration forms are in the office. Also, see the poster on the Library window for information about this Elk’s Free Throw Contest. Today will be the last day that these items will be on the announcements. We will have a Pep Rally on Monday during ACHIEVE. The dress up theme for that day is Disney or Pixar character. The deadline to order a yearbook is February 14th. Also, if you want your yearbook personalized, it must be ordered by January 31st. The price also increases beginning February 1st. The following groups will be meeting after these announcements: DC / NYC students meet in Mrs. Swall’s room. Students interested in the Robotics Club meet in Mrs. Lunsford’s EAST room. Students interested in the Archery Team meet under the patio with Mr. Goodnight Lunchtime Weather: If it is not raining, we will go outside at lunch today. Lunch Menu: Line 1 – Hang Time Basket, MTO Baked Potato Line 2 – Sausage & Jalapeno Pizza, Deli Sandwich, Pizza Salad Concession – Chicken Sandwich, Mozzarella Sticks, Mini Corn Dogs Club / Group Meetings: At this time, you are dismissed to attend either the NYC / DC meeting, Robotics Club meeting, or Archery Team meeting. Everyone else, go to where you are supposed to go for FLEX Friday.
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Friday! From Coach Wright: Schedule Change !!!! With weather concerns this evening we are moving the Varsity girls game to 5:00 p.m. followed by the Varsity boys at 6:30. 2 games only. Hopefully this will get every one home an hour earlier. Please spread the word!
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
School Board Appreciation Month!
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
There is a 30% chance of light rain when school dismisses today increasing to an 80% chance of rain by the time the basketball games end tonight. There is also a chance of severe weather today. Check the hour by hour forecast, radar & weather cam on the Mena Public Schools Weather Page... Just click on the link. https://www.weatherbug.com/wea…/10-day-weather/mena-ar-71953
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
From Coach Wright: Schedule Change !!!! With weather concerns this evening we are moving the Varsity girls game to 5:00 p.m. followed by the Varsity boys at 6:30. 2 games only. Hopefully this will get every one home an hour earlier. Please spread the word!
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Jr. High basketball teams played at DeQueen Thursday. The JV Jr High Ladycats won 24 to 11 & the Jr High Ladycats won 34 to 14. The Jr. High Bearcats came back from a 34 to 15 halftime deficit to win 37-36 & the Jr. High Bearcat JV Also won 24-10. The Mena Jr. High is back in action Monday at Jim Rackley Gymnasium when the play Bauxite.
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
January is School Board Appreciation Month! We are proud to acknowledge the efforts of the men and women who shape the direction of the Mena Public Schools.
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Thursday, January 9th Reminders: 1st Semester report cards will go out today in your ACHIEVE class. If you do not get a report card, you need to go to the ACHIEVE teacher that you had before Christmas break to see if it is there. If neither teacher has a report card for you, come to the office and let us know. Spring soccer registration forms are in the office. Also, see the poster on the Library window for information about this weekend’s Elk’s Free Throw Contest. Tomorrow during ACHIEVE, Mrs. Swall will meet with students who signed up for the NYC / DC trip and Mrs. Luttmer will meet with anyone interested in the Robotics Club. EAST students will have a group photo taken after today’s announcements. FBLA Conference attendees need to turn in your permission slips to Mrs. Sikes by tomorrow. We will have a Pep Rally on Monday during ACHIEVE. The dress up theme for that day is Disney or Pixar character. From Mr. Goodnight: Any MMS student that wants information about the Archery Team will meet with him tomorrow after the announcements. Attention to any 7th or 8th grader that is in Band, Athletics, Cheer, or Choir: If you are interested in ordering a letterman jacket, you can pick up an order form in the office. The jackets range from $55 to $305. A sales representative will be on our campus on Monday, January 20th, to take measurements. We have a limited number of packets, so please do not take a packet unless you are serious about purchasing a jacket. Lunchtime Weather: We will go outside today during lunch, as long as the rain holds off. Lunch Menu: Line 1 – Lasagna, MTO Nachos, MTO Tortilla Line 2 – Cheeseburger Pizza, Deli Sandwich, Popcorn Chicken Salad Concession – Pizza Burger, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Chicken Tenders Club / Group Meetings: At this time, 8th grade GT students need to go to the Conference room and EAST students need to meet Mrs. Lunsford in the Cafeteria for a group photo.
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MHS Winter Formal is February 1st !
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday Thursday! Schedule Change - Games will start at 5pm !
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The 2020 Mena football schedule has been released. Changes include the addition of Clarksville in week 2... Also Lamar will be replacing Elkins as the last conference opponent. GO BEARCATS
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena 7th Grade Jamboree will be played this Saturday. Check the schedule below... Go Bearcats!
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Wednesday, January 8th Reminders: All items in the lost and found box will be bagged up this afternoon and donated to PCDC. 1st Semester report cards will go out tomorrow during ACHIEVE. Spring soccer registration forms are in the office. NYC / DC trip students will meet with Mrs. Swall on Friday. No 7th grade GT today Robotics Club informational meeting will be Friday during ACHIEVE in Mrs. Luttmer’s room. EAST students will have a group photo taken tomorrow during ACHIEVE. Yearbook prices will increase beginning February 1st, so order yours now. From Mrs. Sikes: Students attending the FBLA Conference must turn in your permission slip to her this week. From Mrs. Breedlove: The MMS Spring Pep Rally will be Monday During ACHIEVE. The theme is Disney and Pixar. So come dressed as your favorite Disney or Pixar Character. Lunchtime Weather: Lunch Menu: Line 1 – Walking Tacos, MTO Boneless Wings Line 2 – Fiesta Pizza, Deli Sandwich, Turkey Chef Salad Concession – Hamburger, Hot Dog, Chicken Sandwich Club / Group Meetings:
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 Lunch Menu: Wednesday 1-8 Walking Tacos, Hamburger Thursday 1-9 Lasagna, Spicy Chicken, Pizza Burger Friday 1-10 Hang Time Basket, Chicken Sandwich, Mozz Cheese Sticks Activities Wednesday 1-8 Sci Fi Meeting in Art Room Thursday 1-9 FFA Meeting in PAC Friday 1-10 Art Meeting in Art Room Students: If you need to know your lunch balance, please go see Mrs. Jennifer Library closings this week: Wednesday: Lunch B Thursday: Lunch B Friday: Open Wendy McDaniel will be here during activity period in the counseling center to meet with any student to is taking a concurrent ONLINE class. EAST Program received several grants last semester. EAST students will take a group photo next Friday, January 17, during Achieve at 10:50 am. Any Jr./Sr. FFA Member interested in receiving State FFA Degree, needs to speak with Mr. Collins this week. There will be a Boys and Girls Track Meeting this Thursday during enrichment. Meet in Coach Dover’s Driver’s Ed Class if you are interested. Be sure to order your 2020 MHS Yearbook before it’s too late. The final deadline to order a yearbook will be January 31st. Yearbooks are $60, and can be ordered through Mr. Philpot’s room 205 or online through the Jostens yearbook website. The deadline to register for the February ACT test date is this Friday, January 10. All students will attend their regularly assigned enrichment class for the remainder of the semester!
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Bearcats & Ladycats played at Centerpoint Tuesday. The Sr. Boys won their third game of the season 46-29. The Sr. Girls lost 35-50... The Sr. Teams will play DeQueen this Friday at the UBC!
6 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Tuesday, January 7th Reminders: 1st semester Family CSI students need to pick up your pillowcases. All items in the lost and found box will be bagged up tomorrow afternoon. Report cards