Mark Hobson
The Jr. Bearcat basketball team putting in the work today. Cleaning the floor while getting a workout. Go Bearcats!
1 day ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Red & Black Sr. High! August 16th, 2019 @ Bearcat Stadium
1 day ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Red & Black Jr. High! August 16th, 2019 @ Bearcat Stadium!
1 day ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Red & Black Cheer! August 16th, 2019 @ Bearcat Stadium!
1 day ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mrs. Melissa Ward's Kindergarten class at LDE had a great first day earlier this week!
1 day ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Letter Jackets: Reminder that we will be doing letter jacket sizing next Tuesday, August 20th. Football players will be sized at 9:30 in the morning and the band, choir, and anyone else who does jackets will size at 2:30.
1 day ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
From Mena High School Principal Mr. David Maxwell! I want to thank each of you for a wondrous start to my 26th year, at a new campus with new teachers and staff and students. I truly have had a smooth transition from where I came from to here. With this being said, I also must ask for a few things from you the students: 1. Upper class men should know the handbook and its rules better than I ever would. Dress professionally, be clean and neat in your appearance, because you are setting an example for the freshman class and the middle school students that have the opportunity to come onto our campus. Some of you are going to have the opportunity to go and visit the other campuses in the future, and I want to remind you to be mindful of the example you set. Believe it or not, they look up to you. 2. I do not believe tank tops, sleeveless tops, etc., are allowed, so do not wear them. It is that simple. 3. Your class representatives to the student council and I have met on the handbook, and they are working on a proposal for you, the people they represent. I plan on meeting with them in September to see if we can modify the dress code to allow for different styles of clothing, but we have not made a decision yet, so all rules are still in place. Make sure you voice your concerns with your reps. 4. “If you wait to prepare for your future till you figure it out, you are not going to be ready”. Attend high school with a purpose. It is the greatest organization available for you to prepare for your “NEXT”. My office is open to you if you need to visit on anything. Drop by and see me!
1 day ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School Announcements Friday, August 16, 2019 If you want to take the September ACT, come to the counseling center during enrichment today! For lunch today: Main Line: Burrito with cheese Choice Line: Baked Potato Grill: Corn Dog, Chicken Sandwich, Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza Line Red & Black Scrimmage tonight starting at 6 p.m. Bearcat Stadium. There will be a county fair livestock show meeting for all county fair livestock exhibitors at the ag building during enrichment on Thursday Aug 22.
1 day ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena golf @ DeQueen Monday, August 19th!
1 day ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Friday, August 16th Teachers, The Superintendent’s Office has asked that you please count how many students you have in your ACHIEVE class and send that number to the office via email or you can send a runner. Reminder to get all of your paperwork turned in. If you have it all turned in by today, you will be entered into the drawing for 1 of 9 MMS School Dance Passes. The winners will be announced either Monday or Tuesday of next week. Schedule Changes: Last call for any student in any grade that needs to discuss a possible schedule change. Put your name on the clipboard outside of Mrs. Rose’s office today. This opportunity ends today at the end of Lunch “B.” After three days of school everyone should know where their classes are. Beginning on Monday, teachers will start recording tardies. If you go over 6 unexcused tardies during a 9-week grading period, you will receive 1 day of ISS, so make every effort to get to your classes on time. Reminder that there are Mena Youth Soccer League registration forms in the front office, along with yearbook ordering forms. Reminder to make sure you are using the correct locker. From Mrs. Breedlove: 7th grade Cheerleaders will have practice after school Monday until 5:30 All Cheerleaders need to get their balances paid off. Upcoming events: This evening: The Mena Jr High and Sr High football teams will hold a red/black scrimmage at Bearcat Stadium with the Jr High starting at 6:00 pm. There is no charge for this scrimmage game but everyone is encouraged to donate either powdered laundry detergent or powdered Gatorade ®. Next Tuesday: MMS Back to School Dance in the MMS Cafeteria, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, $5 admission. Lunchtime Weather: Lunch Menu: Main Line – Burrito with Cheese, MTO Baked Potato Pizza Line – Sausage-Jalapeno Pizza, MTO Deli Sandwiches, Pizza Salad Concession Line – Corn Dog, Bacon Cheeseburger, Chicken Sandwich
1 day ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Students at Holly Harshman Elementary attended a pep rally this morning. The football team & cheerleaders got them fired up for the new school year. Several life long Bearcats spoke & Mena Mayor Seth Smith signed a proclamation declaring "Mena Bearcat Week". GO BEARCATS!
1 day ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to the 5th grade Bearcats!! They won the spirit award at this morning pep rally!!! GO BEARCATS!!
1 day ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena golf team competed at Degray today. Austin Johnson was the medalist shooting a 39.. The team is back in action on Monday at the DeQueen Country Club.. Go Bearcats!
2 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
EAST at Mena Schools - I'm so excited for this year! EAST students have partnered with Journalism II students to create the Mena School News. We have teamed with the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain to broadcast the School News on their TV Station. More information will be coming in the future!
3 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Little Cats Cheer Campers are invited to cheer with the MHS Cheerleaders at the Red and Black Scrimmage this Friday night. Admission is powdered detergent or Gatorade. Be there by 5:45 to warm up. GO BEARCATS!
3 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
ATTENTION Parents of HHE Car Riders: Please see the map below for our car rider procedure in the afternoon. If you have any questions, please contact our HHE office. 😊 394-3151 *The yellow arrow on the map indicates a yellow road barrier that will be set up during this time.
3 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Thursday, August 15th We are aware that the intercom is not working in some areas of our school. These announcements will be emailed to the staff so that they can read them to you during ACHIEVE, if needed. Any 7th grader that wishes to discuss a schedule change needs to place your name on the clipboard outside of Mrs. Rose’s office. Do this in between classes. 7th graders have until lunch today. It will be open to 6th graders today after Lunch “B.” Reminder that if you turn all of your forms in by tomorrow, your name will be entered into a drawing to receive one of the nine free dance passes. If you are interested in playing youth league soccer, the Mena Soccer Association has left registration forms in the front office. There are also forms in the office to order yearbooks for this year. Students, we encourage you to use a Sharpie and write your name or initials on such items as backpacks, lunch boxes, jackets. Students please check to make sure you are using your assigned locker. We have had several students report that someone else’s stuff was in their locker. Upcoming events: Tomorrow: The Mena Jr High and Sr High football teams will hold a red/black scrimmage at Bearcat Stadium with the Jr High starting at 6:00 pm. There is no charge for this scrimmage game but everyone is encouraged to donate either powdered laundry detergent or Gatorade. Next Tuesday: MMS Back to School Dance in the MMS Cafeteria, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, $5 admission. Lunchtime Weather: Yesterday during both lunches, you did a great job disposing of your trash and returning your trays. As long as you continue to do that, we will continue allowing you to eat outside. Lunch Menu: Main Line – Sweet & Sour Chicken, MTO Tortilla Line Pizza Line – Cheeseburger Pizza, MTO Deli, Popcorn Chicken Salad Concession Line – Chicken Tenders, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, BBQ Cheeseburger
3 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
If you are interested in playing tennis this year please come to the courts at McMillan Park today at 4pm. Coach Pennington would love to talk to you about it. GO BEARCATS!
3 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mrs. Jullie Gordon's Pre AP World History at Mena High School doing the Where in the World? Activity.
3 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Middle School will host a back-to-school dance for students grades 6-8 on Tuesday, August 20th from 6pm to 8 pm at the MMS Cafeteria. Admission is $5 and a concession will be available. Any parent is welcome to attend for free.
3 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
What you need to know about the car rider procedure at Mena Middle School!
3 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Looks like Mrs. Robin Castors new crew at Louise Durham is in for fun times this school year!
3 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mrs. Tiffany Williams worked hard this summer to get the Louise Durham Elementary Library ready fpr the first day of school & the students noticed!
3 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Amazing 1st Morning at Louise Durham Elementary! Here we go LD Heroes!
4 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
This morning kicked off the 2019-20 school year at Mena High School, as students arrived on campus to receive their schedules, reconnect with friends after summer break, and get their routine started on a new school year...all before 8:00 a.m.
4 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Middle School is rocking & rolling this morning. 2019/2020 is underway & we are fully charged.
4 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Thank you to our community helpers and administration for greeting our HHE kiddos this morning! WE are BEARCATS! ❤️🐾❤️🐾
4 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Austin Rose with Bass Fishing Legend Hank Parker at the Forrest Wood Cup. The Basscats will be having their annual beginning of the year meeting soon. We will post the dates as soon as we have them. The Basscats have a Junior Team(5th - 8th) and a senior team (9th - 12th). If you have a son or daughter that has a passion for Bass fishing he or she needs to join the club. We are one of the top teams in the country. We had two teams this year that qualify for the High School National Championship! They also competed in the World Finals! If you have any questions please let me know. Call Coach Rose @ 234-0771.
5 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Bearcats are practicing at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock today!!
8 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Public Schools would like to encourage our patrons to fill out the form for free & reduced meals. It is also important for you to know that if you did not qualify & your employment status changes you can fill out the form again & possibly qualify the second time. For more information contact Sherry Newman at 479-394-1710. By email at sherry.newman@menaschools.org or stop by the administration building at 501 HIckory in Mena during normal business hours. Follow the link below for a printable copy of the application form.. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/396449/MEAL_APP_2019-2020_WEBSITE.pdf
8 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Louise Durham & Holly Harshman breakfast & lunch menus for August!
8 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Middle School lunch menu for August!
8 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School lunch menu for August!
8 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Please consider monitoring your child’s meal account through MyPaymentsPlus.com If you have free or reduced meal application questions, please contact Sherry Newman, 479-394-1710, sherry.newman@menaschools.org https://www.facebook.com/pg/MyPaymentsPlus/about/ https://www.mypaymentsplus.com/welcome…
9 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
It’s now a law in Arkansas!
9 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
9 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Jr. & Sr. High @ 6pm !!! See you there!!!! https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics
9 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MHS Senior Class Pool Party McMellon Pool Tuesday, August 13 8:00 pm- 10:00 pm $3 per person Girls bring a dessert Boys bring chips or drinks Hosted by senior class parents!
9 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MENA PUBLIC SCHOOL CALENDER 2019-2020! 1st day of school is Wednesday, August 14th! https://www.menaschools.org/o/mena-school-district/events
10 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
7th and Junior High capped off a great week this morning with a great practice. They are off tomorrow and meet back up Monday at 7 AM for their last practice before school. On Monday night at 8:00 they will have a pool party at the city pool! We are proud of these guys!
10 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Jr. Cheer completed NCA team camp in the Union Bank Center today. They had a short performance for parents this afternoon...
10 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Bearcat Austin Johnson was the low score medalist at the Waldron Golf Tournament today.. The team will be back in action August 15th at Degray near Arkadelphia...
10 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Middle School & Mena High School faculty underwent a safety training & safety drill this morning. Louise Durham & Holly Harshman faculty will receive the same training on Thursday... At Mena Public Schools our students safety is of the utmost importance & we work everyday to improve the safety of our campuses....
11 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Magazine Invitational has been cancelled on September 10th... Mena will now host a cross country meet on that same day at the Lions Club course, on Highway 71 South in Mena.. Follow the link for the complete schedule. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics…
11 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
This past weekend the Salvation Army conducted operation "Stuff the Bus" at the Mena Walmart. The Mena Public Schools parked a school bus at Walmart and people purchased school supplies to donate to our students.
11 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Act 738 is now in effect... Info you need to know before August 14th! http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2019/2019R/Pages/BillInformation.aspx?measureno=SB534
12 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
It's up to all of us!
12 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Check out the live interview with Mason Brotherton on 42 Sports Thursday night at 7pm... GO BEARCATS!!! https://www.facebook.com/mtindian42/
12 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena tennis team took their first workout under their new coach Jim Pennington... The team will practice again on Tuesday at 6pm in McMillan Park.. Coach "P" invites any student in 9th-12th grade who is interested in participating to come out and be a part of the team.
12 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
This time of year a lot of hard work happens in the band hall but it was all fun this evening. Bearcat Band students had a blast at their annual pool party !!!! GO BEARCAT BAND!!!
12 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
SCHEDULE CHANGE! Sept 24 will now be at Magnolia Oct. 17 will now be in Mena against Magnolia See the complete schedule here http://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter=19738
12 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
ATTENTION PARENTS!!! A meeting for all Ladycat 7th-12th grade volleyball & basketball parents will be this Thursday, August 8th at 6pm in the MHS Performing Arts Center... Share & spread the word... GO LADYCATS!
12 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The new school year is just around the corner & the Mena Public Schools campuses were all buzzing with activity this morning... The first day of school is August 14th!!!
13 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Jr. Ladycats are having themed practices this week... Today was ‘Merica Monday... Tomorrow is Tie dye Tuesday... Then Western Wednesday & Throwback Thursday..
13 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
There will be a few changes in the cafeteria this year that you need to be aware of... At LDE & HHE they will be implementing the new FUEL program... A new specialty item will be introduced once per month & if the kids respond well it will be added to the future menu... At MMS they will be adding a second chance breakfast between 1st & 2nd period.. The second chance breakfast was a big hit at the high school last year... At MHS the grill line & the pizza line will be switching locations in the cafeteria... At MHS & MMS there will be new choices in addition to the traditional menu... MONDAY will be a rotating made to order line... TUESDAY & THURSDAY there will be a made to order tortilla line.... WEDNESDAY there will be made to order boneless wings FRIDAY will be a made to order potato bar
13 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Bearcats & Ladycats will have practice today & on Tuesday at the tennis courts in McMIllan Park at 6pm. Coach Jim Pennington wants to encourage anyone in 9th-12th grade interested in playing, no matter the level of experience, to come out even if you failed to sign up.... Again that is at 6pm tonight & Tuesday.... Please share & spread the word.... GO BEARCATS!!!!
13 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Bearcats are ranked 11th in the Max Preps Pre-season Football Poll!
15 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Attention incoming 6th grade beginning band students: The annual Bearcat Band Pool Party is Monday, August 5 at McMillan Park from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm Come enjoy pizza and swimming while meeting the directors and other band students! Also, the Beginning Band Instrument Drive will be after school on Friday, August 16. There will be a parent meeting after school at 3:30 in the middle school band room followed by the instrument drive. Representatives from Cooper Music in Russellville will be there with all supplies that students need to get started in band. For more information, see Mr. Bradford at next week's open house.
16 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Just in case you needed more info!
16 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
This coming Monday, August 5th, we will be doing the first round of Fall Sports Pictures with Lifetouch. The photo schedule for Monday will be: 7:30 am - Senior High Band 8:20 - Senior High Cheer 9:00 - Junior High Football 10:00 - Senior High Football 11:30 - Senior High Volleyball Even if you or your child does not plan to order pictures, we still need everyone to attend their team/group picture. These photos will be used for the Yearbooks, Sports Souvenir Programs, local newspapers, school websites, social media, and other purposes this school year. Attached is images of the picture order forms. For information, contact Andy Philpot at Mena High School.
16 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
It's gettin' real !!!!!
16 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
It's the little things you may not think about that makes a great band. Know what to play, know where to be & how to get there. Part of Drill Week is walk through of the stadium entrance, exit & everything in between... The Bearcat Band got it done today with few hiccups... Next week is Music Week as preparations continue for the upcoming marching season.... GO BEARCAT BAND!! https://menabands.weebly.com/
16 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Jr. Ladycats participated in a team camp at Greenwood on Thursday... The Varsity beat Charleston, Ft Smith Darby, Lavaca, Bentonville West, and split with Ft Smith Ramsey. The JV lost to Ft Smith Chaffin, Ft Smith Ramsey, Paris, Lakeside and split with Ft Smith Darby. Check the schedule for the upcoming season on our website... Just follow the link https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter=20083
16 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
TODAY!
16 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Back to School! City of Mena readies Dallas Avenue, Morgan Street and Geyer Drive for the return of students with fresh striping.
17 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Today is our "Community Service Project" Day! Groups of 3-4 Bearcats were out and about the community aiding in a variety of service projects such as cleaning vehicles, cleaning up around businesses, hosting a camp, lawn service and much more! Super proud of these guys!
17 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Today is a day of community service for the Mena Football Team. Players are working all over the community. A handful elected to use the time to show the youngsters what it takes to be a Bearcat!
17 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats played in a team camp at Greenwood on Wednesday. The varsity split with Siloam Springs and Hacket. They Lost to Lakeside, Paris, and Greenwood. The Junior Varsity had a better day winning all of their games... The Jr. Ladycats are at the Greenwood camp today
17 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Ladycat Volleyball team is competing in a team camp at Greenwood today... Here is the schedule... HS Varsity 1- 8:30am-VB Gym vs Hackett 10:10am-VB Gym vs Siloam Springs 11:50am-Tornado Shelter vs Lavaca 1:30pm-Tornado Shelter vs Hot Springs Lakeside 3:10pm-Tornado Shelter vs Paris 4:50pm-PE Gym vs Mena HS Varsity 2- 8:30am-Arena vs Charleston 10:10am-Arena vs Baptist Prep 11:50am-PE Gym vs LR Flames 1:30pm-Vball Gym vs Hackett 4:50pm-Vball Gym vs Lavaca HS JV- 9:20am-VB Gym vs Hackett 11:00am-VB Gym vs Siloam Springs 12:45am-Tornado Shelter vs Mena-9th 2:20pm-Tornado Shelter vs Hot Springs Lakeside 4:00pm-Tornado Shelter vs Paris 5:40pm-PE Gym vs Mena Freshman Team- HS Varsity 2- 9:20am-Arena vs Charleston 11:00am-Arena vs Baptist Prep 12:45pm-PE Gym vs LR Flames 2:20pm-Vball Gym vs Hackett 5:40pm-Vball Gym vs Mena-9th *Times are estimates and games could be played earlier or a little later.
18 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena administrators at Day 2 of the AAEA Summer Conference attended sessions on “Status Quo Disruptor or Defender: Which Will You Be?” “Compliance to Student Focused” and “Empower Students: Connect Their Hearts and Minds!” Pictured is Mr. Weston presiding over “Stress and the Superintendency: How to Handle It” breakout session.
18 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
PRESS BOX RENOVATION UNDERWAY AT BEARCAT STADIUM! These improvements are being paid for with donations from the Bearcat Foundation, the Bob Carver Foundation and the Union Bank of Mena.
19 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Polk County Virtual Academy will host an informational meeting on August 9th at 10am in the Mena High School Library. Current parents or guardians of PCVA students as well as anyone who is interested in learning more about the program is welcome to attend. We will be completing applications, scheduling courses, and looking at curriculum for the upcoming year. Join us on August 9th at 10am! For more information, contact Bridget Buckley at 479-215-0205 or bridget.buckley@menaschools.org.
19 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Jr. Ladycats had a fast paced workout in the Union Bank Center this morning. Preparations continue for the season opener on August 26th @ FS Ramsey. Follow the link for the complete schedule. GO LADYCATS! https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter=20083
19 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Nurse Becky is putting Mena bus drivers through their paces today. Brushing up on their CPR skills in preparation for the new school year. The first day of school is Wednesday, August 14th..
19 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Today, July 30th,we will have our parent meeting at 6 PM at the MHS PAC.... following the parent meeting we will have a "Parent Appreciation Cookout" at the field house at 7 PM sponsored by Union Bank. This is free to all parents/ guardians of any 7-12 football player.
19 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
In a recent poll by the Mena Star Mr. Andy Philpot of Mena High School was chosen as "Best Teacher". Congratulations to one of our most valued teachers. At MPS we want to see improvement every day in our teachers, students & the learning atmosphere. GO BEARCATS!
20 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
In a recent poll by the Mena Star the Mena Public Schools were chosen as "Best School". We would like to thank our patrons for their continued support. At MPS we want to see improvement every day in our teachers, students & the learning atmosphere. GO BEARCATS!
20 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The new drum slips are in and on the drums. The drumline finished their practice in style. The Colorguard is working hard on the first halftime routine. Drum major Faith Chaney is supervising. Go Bearcat Band! https://menabands.weebly.com/
21 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
21 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Sr. Girls wrapped up play at the Morrilton Team Camp Today. The season opener Ladycat basketball will be November 18th in the Robinson Invitational. See the complete schedule on the MPS website http://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics…
23 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Jr Ladycats wrapped up their summer of basketball team camps at DeQueen today. Varsity went 2 and 0 JV went 1 and 1 We saw tremendous growth during the summer, and are very excited about this season. Go JR Ladycats!!
23 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Senior Faith Chaney attended Phantom Regiment’s Drum Major camp this week to learn leadership skills and musicality in order to lead the Mena Bearcat Marching Band as the 2019-2020 Drum Major.
23 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Polk County Virtual Academy is excited to announce our partnership with Edmentum and Calvert Learning for our K-8 curriculum in the 2019-2020 school year. Calvert Learning has been working with home-school curriculum for over 100 years. 9th through 12th grade will continue to use EdOptions. Both programs offer Arkansas certified teachers and are aligned with Arkansas State Standards. For more information about PCVA contact Bridget Buckley at 479-216-0205 or bridget.buckley@menaschools.org. You can also follow this link to our website https://www.menaschools.org/o/polk-virtual-academy
23 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Before the bright lights go on Friday nights at Bearcat Stadium the band will have completed hours of preparation.. Members of the drum line were practicing this morning in the Paul Gray Band Hall. GO BEARCAT BAND!
24 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Band members Annika Thompson, Jackson Efird & Shylee Head recently attended the Jazz Camp at the University of Arkansas Monticello... Go Bearcat Band!
24 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Fastcats have been working hard over the past three weeks & today was the last day. As a reward for their hard work these future Bearcats & Ladycats got a little grub & some slide action at the MHS Field House.... GO FASTCATS!!
24 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Sr, Girls Basketball Team competed in a team camp at Morrilton today. The girls lost to Star City & Morrilton but bounced back for a win over Flippin. The camp continues on Thursday, GO LADYCATS!
24 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
It’s not all drills & conditioning. The Jr. Ladycats are having a blast at tonight’s swim party. Go Ladycats!
24 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Four MHS Yearbook students, along with Yearbook Adviser Mr. Philpot, attended the three-day Jostens Yearbook Summer Workshop this week in Searcy. The students went through multiple training sessions, participated in activities, and designed a covering rendering for the 2020 MHS Yearbook. While at the workshop, the MHS Yearbook Staff was voted Best All-Around Staff in the People’s Choice Awards.
24 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena School Board met at the district administration building the evening of Tuesday, July 23rd. See the full story under news on our website at https://www.menaschools.org/article/121534?org=mena-school-district
25 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Tuesday evening, July 30th,we will have our parent meeting at 6 PM. A "Parent Appreciation Cookout" at the field house at 7 PM sponsored by Union Bank. This is free to all parents/ guardians of any 7-12 football player. Please spread the word.
25 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena School District will be adding Coach Jim Pennington to their coaching staff as the Head Senior Boys Basketball Coach and Head Girls/Boys Tennis Coach. Arkansas coaching legend, Pennington, is a member of the Arkansas High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame and also a member of the White Hall High School Hall of Fame. With 36 yrs of coaching experience, he is best known for his 18 year tenure at Emerson High School. His overall record is 676-316. At Emerson Jim coached his teams to 15 conference championships, 15 district championships, and one state championship in 2001. In track he led teams that won a total of 13 state championships, and he led a successful tennis program as well. Jim retired from coaching in 2012 and retired from teaching in 2014. Since that time he spent a season volunteering in the basketball program in Doniphan, Missouri and volunteered at Lake Hamilton where his son Scotty Pennington is the head Sr Boys Basketball coach. Another son Chris Pennington is the head coach at Barbers Hill High School in Mont Belvieu, Texas. Superintendent Benny Weston said "We are excited to add a coach of Jim Pennington's caliber to the coaching staff in Mena. His expertise will not only have an impact on our athletes but also on our coaches and the community. This hire reflects our commitment to excellence in all aspects of our students high school experience.” Let's all welcome Jim Pennington to Mena!!!
25 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
In 2016 Bearcat Foundation, Inc. partnered with Mena Public Schools to develop a consistent, new funding program for all 13 athletic programs from 7th-12th grade. This allows coaches to supplement their school budget for much needed student expenses. Every team receives funds generated from membership and fund raising dollars. These funds can be used for team needs such as skill camps, equipment, Hudl annual fees, Platform workout, etc. On average, BFI has paid out a total of $18,000 each year distributed among the various athletic programs. In addition to the new funding BFI made a $125,000 capital improvement pledge to Mena Public Schools to be used for major facility/capital athletic improvements. To date BFI has donated $50,0000 for different needs over the last three years. BFI is now fulfilling the rest of the pledge by donating $75,179.83 to the Mena School District to be used toward stadium upgrades and improvements. Pictured above are BFI Board Members - Aarika Cox, Amy Hernandez, Gretchen Cannon, Mena Superintendent - Benny Weston, and BFI Board Members Mandy Godfrey and Ty Plunkett. This recent donation along with funds received from the Bob Carver Foundation and Union Bank will allow the district to modernize and provide safety upgrades to the Bob Carver Mena Bearcat Stadium. BFI board is very excited to be able to support our school and athletic program by filling a need. Our hope is to increase our support each year but need continued support from fans, parents and community. The Bearcat Foundation, Inc. was started in the summer of 2006 with a few simple hopes to help the Ladycats and Bearcats. BFI exists to support the student athletes and activities of the Mena School District by supporting programs, pursuing facility improvements and encouraging community spirit in an ultimate attempt to make our teams more competitive and increase moral, unity and school pride. Please visit www.bearcatfoundation.com for more information on how you can help and join BFI. We need you! #bearcatproud
25 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Jr Ladycat basketball went 6 and 1 today at Morrilton. The girls played very well, and we couldn't be more proud of how hard they worked. Go Jr Ladycats!
25 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Public School Bus Drivers are undergoing their annual training today in the MHS Performing Arts Center. These professionals are a great asset & are very much appreciated. The new school year begins on August 14th.
25 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
22 days until these hallways are full of Heroes again! Our teachers and staff of Louise Durham are preparing our school for another amazing school year!
26 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Jr. Ladycats played in the Morrilton Team Camp Monday & went 5-3.. They will be back in action on Tuesday.. Go Ladycats!!!! (photos by Linda Lyle)
26 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
RED/BLACK SCRIMMAGE!
27 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Middle School rough supply list for 2019/2020 !
27 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Important dates for the Mena Bearcat Band over the next two weeks! Thursday, July 25th 8am- Sr. Band drum line practice 12:30pm- Sr. Band color guard practice 12:30-3:30pm- MMS Band instrument check out- all school owned instruments/drumline- MMS Band Hall Friday July 26th 8am- Sr. Band drum line practice 12:30pm- Sr. Band color guard practice 3:00pm-5:00pm- MHS Band instrument check out- all school owned instruments- Paul Gray Band Hall Monday, July 29th 6:30pm- MANDATORY HIGH SCHOOL BAND PARENT MEETING- Paul Gray Band Hall MHS Monday, July 29th thru Friday, August 2nd 8:00am-3:00pm- MHS Marching Band DRILL WEEK! Thursday, August 1st 6:00pm-7:30pm- MHS Band uniform checkout- Paul Gray Band Hall.
27 days ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
If you live outside the Mena School District & your child wants to be a Bearcat, or if you missed the school choice deadline, there are some important dates coming up that you need to know about. Applications for student transfers will be accepted Monday, July 29th thru Monday, August 12th. You may fill oout an application at the Mena Public Schools Administration Building at 501 Hickory in Mena. For more information call 479-394-1710 or e-mail sherry.newman@menaschools.org . This also applies to out of district students who would like to enroll in the Polk County Virtual Academy. The next window for out of district transfers will be December 2nd thru January 17th. Get to know the Mena School District, including PCVA, online via social media & on our website www.menaschools.org
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena School District Superintendent, Benny Weston, received his Superintendent of the Year plaque last week at Arkansas Rural Education Conference in Eureka Springs.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Free School Supplys for LDE Students!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The old & new coaches as well as administrators are together for a meet & greet today in the Bearcat Room. This is their first opportunity to introduce themselves & come together as a staff... GO BEARCATS!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Bearcat Foundation is excited to provide an evening full of visiting and hearing from Mena Public School coaches at the 2019 Bearcat Bash on August 1st! Tickets are $15 each and includes dinner! They can be purchased at Mena Insurance, First Financial Bank, Shelter Insurance, from any BFI Board Members, or message on social media. https://www.facebook.com/Bearcat-Foundation-Inc-118823671496553/
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena hosted a team camp Tuesday evening with Dover, Cedarville & Dover. No score was kept as each team had an equal amount of time on offense defense. The Bearcats will host DeQueen in the season opener on August 30th & they will play Dover on October 11th. Go Bearcats!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Jr. Girls Basketball Team played at the Acorn Team Camp this afternoon. The Ladycats won 4 and lost 1. Go Ladycats!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School teacher Karen Purvis attended the 36th JAG National Training Seminar recently. The theme - the JAG Advantage... There’s more to the Story. Some of the topic - critical components of the JAG model, project based learning, trauma informed care strategies, and employer engagement. Mena was nationally recognized and received the awards- “5 of 5” program and Karen Purvis - JAG Outstanding Specialist.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
This Fall, HHE students will have their school supplies provided for them!! Pick up at open house after ALL paperwork is filled out and you meet the teacher. WE are so excited to be able to do this for our student. Open House is 1-6pm August 8th.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Jr. High is competing in a team camp at Greenwood today... Don’t forget the Sr. High team camp at Bearcat Stadium starting at 6pm tonight... See you there... Go Bearcats!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
What's going on with the weather? Find out on the Mena Public School Weather Page! Just follow the link! https://www.weatherbug.com/weather-forecast/now/mena-ar-71953?location=mena-ar-71953
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Kindergarten Open House 1-6pm August 5th PreK orientation 1-6pm August 2nd. 2nd Grade Open House 1-6pm August 6th. 11th & 12th Grade Open House 4-7pm August 6th. 1st Grade Open House 1-6pm August 7th. Holly Harshman Open House 1-6pm August 8th. Mena Middle School Open House 2-7pm August 8th. 9th & 10th Grade Open House 4-7p, August 8th.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
19/20 Mena Public School Calendar!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
District Alternative Educators are attending Day 2 of the Arkansas Association of Alternative Educators Conference in Fort Smith. “The ONE who plants the tree understanding that they will never sit under the shade of that tree realizes the true purpose in life.” -Fitz Hill
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena students Avery Montgomery, Luke Montgomery, and Brenna Aynes taught teachers how to use HOTT (Hands On Tech Tools) at the DeQueen Mena Education Service Coop. Teachers will integrate STEM, coding, and robotics into their curriculum.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Here is the Schedule for the Mena Team Camp on Tuesday at Bearcat Stadium! Rotation 1 6:00-6:20 Mena/Dequeen Dover/Cedarville 6:20-6:25 Break Rotation 2 6:25-6:45 Mena/Cedarville Dequeen/Dover 6:45-6:50 Break Rotation 3 6:50-7:10 Mena/Dover Dequeen/Cedarville 7:10-7:15 Break JV Session 7:15-7:30
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
A total of 14 games were played at Jim Rackley Gymnasium today as the Jr. & Sr. High Boys hosted teams from DeQueen, Wister, Caddo Hills, Cossatot & Acorn. The Jr. High went 3-0 & the Sr. High was 0-3.. GO BEARCATS!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
42 Sports previews the 4-4A Football race for 2019! 4A Conference 4 is the next stop on our tour of conference schedules. Ozark and Dardanelle paced the conference in 2018 with 9-3 records. Mena won 8 games last season and has a new leader as Craig Bentley has taken over the team. Elkins was 7-4, while Pottsville fell to 5-6 but qualified for the postseason none the less. Dover, Waldron, and Subiaco Academy combined to win only 5 games, with the Trojans getting a new head coach in the offseason. Ozark, Dardanelle and Mena are all still looking to be the top teams in the conference while Elkins will look to keep up its positive momentum from 2018. Pottsville hopes to return to its pre-2018 form and a solid sophomore class could help. Dover also has a new head coach as Reed Mendoza takes over the team this season. Waldon will look to improve on its two win season in 2018 and Subiaco Academy will look to improve under new leadership.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Holly Harshman Elementary teachers already hard at work! Collaboration and curriculum mapping day for Literacy.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Band members are headed to camp at Arkansas Tech this morning. Go Bearcat Band!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Basketball Team Camp began this morning at JIm Rackley Gymnasium. The Jr. High beat Cossatot 43-17 & the Sr. High lost 22-21.... Teams from around the are participating & games will continue throughout the day.. GO BEARCATS!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Jr. and Sr. Boys Basketball Teams will be hosting a team camp on Monday! Games start at 9 am and the gym is ready! All games will be played in Jim Rackley Gymnasium at Mena Middle School. GO BEARCATS!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Bearcat Baseball Team will be having a meet and greet with new head coach Matt Sandifer on Thursday, July 18th at 6pm int the Football Fieldhouse. Coach Sandifer would like to meet the parents, returning players and any freshman or other players interested in being a part of the 2020 season. The fall/offseason plans for the baseball team will be discussed as well. Please share & spread the word, GO BEARCATS!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Schedule for this week: Monday: Everyone is off, no practice. Open Weight room from 8-11:00 AM. Tuesday: JH (8th and 9th Grade) Team Camp @ Greenwood. Be at the locker room by 8 AM. We should be back around 1:30 or 2:00. SH team camp @ Mena. Be at the field house by 5:00 PM. Camp starts at 6:00. Wed: 7th/JH is OFF SH practice from 9AM-10. Thurs: SH- practice at 7 AM JH/7th- practice at 9 AM. Friday Everyone is OFF! FASTCATS (3rd-6th Grade) M-Thurs at 10 AM. Spread the word!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Volleyball Teams completed the Licking Camp & Tournament on Saturday in Branson MO. The Sr. Varsity finished 3rd in the tournament. Losing a very close 3 set match to Broken Arrow Oklahoma to fall short of the championship game. This was the top tournament of the camp so out of 100 teams they finished tied for 3rd. Very strong result. The Sr. High JV finished runner-up in the top JV tournament bracket. The Jr. High varsity team won the top Jr. High bracket. This is the 2nd time in 3 years for our Jr. High to win the tournament. They defeated Camdenton Mo, Bentonville and Catoosa Mo. Jr JVa got beat in the semifinals by Fulbright (a Bentonville middle school team) Jr JVb got beat in the first round by Kirbyville Mo. The two jr high jv teams both lost early in their tournament. Overall, VERY strong showing for the LadyCats.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Volleyball Teams we’re back in action today. The Sr high went 6-6 & the Jr high went 11-5... The camp concludes on Saturday... Go Ladycats!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Coach Bentley & the new football coaches have only had a week with the team but were able to put together a top 4 finish at the 7on7 in Lake Hamilton today.. Go Bearcats!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The new drums have arrived & were unpacked by Mr. Morgan & the drum line this morning. The purchase was made possible by an anonymous donation, a donation by the Union Bank of Mena & the bands annual cheesecake fundraiser... Go Bearcat Band!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Ladycats are finding time for fun in Branson after camp concludes each day... Check out the smiles at Dolly Parton’s Stampede...
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The first day of the Licking Team Camp saw the Mena Jr High Teams with a combined record of 13 wins and 11 losses. The Sr. High Teams had a record of 13 wins and 3 losses. The Camp continues thru Saturday in Branson MO. Go Ladycats!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Something exciting in the Paul Gray Band Hall at Mena High School.. Details coming your way tomorrow.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Junior High boys basketball put in the work in the gym today! Looking forward to a great season! GO BEARCATS!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Ladycats are participating in the Licking Volleyball Tournament in Branson Missouri. Games began this morning & will continue thru Saturday! GO LADYCATS!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena School District sent a team of administrators to the 2019 High Reliability Schools Summit in Denver. This dynamic professional learning experience was attended by Paulette Sherrer, Jimma Holder, Tamara Smart, and Cliff Sherrer along with over 1,100 other educators. The district team was thankful for this experience to spend three days listening to and learning from Robert Marzano, Anthony Muhammad, Philip Warrick and other breakout speakers. The Mena administrative team is excited for the opportunity to impact, improve upon, and inspire an increased positive school culture for learning. The district and building leadership are committed to facilitating and supporting the authentic Professional Learning Community (PLC) process this year. Excited for 2019-2020 at Mena Public Schools! #HRS
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats are competing in the Licking Volleyball Camp in Branson MO. this week. Here is the game schedule for Thursday, Friday & Saturday.. GO LADYCATS!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Jr. Ladycats left for Branson & the Licking Volleyball Team Camp today. The girls will be competing this Thursday through Saturday... Go Ladycats!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
More press for Bearcat TE. Follow the link.. https://www.nwahomepage.com/…/state-is-loaded-at-tight-end…/
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gerry Brooks presented at the ARSCA Conference. Mena School Counselors are Learning while laughing today in Hot Springs. https://www.gerrybrooksprin.com/…
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Day 1 of the Class of 2020 Senior Pictures is in the books. Lots of memories made today, and we’ll be back at it for Day 2 of pictures tomorrow!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena School Counselors are attending the Arkansas School Counselors Conference in Hot Springs.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
It is that time of year when we focus our efforts on securing Host Families for these Exchange Students who will be arriving in August. So, if you’ve ever considered hosting an international student, now would be a good time. Educatius International Host Families come in many different shapes and sizes - young couples with small children, single persons, one parent families, empty nesters, etc. The one characteristic all host families share is a big heart with a lot of love to offer a new family member! As a Host Families you will receive a $400 monthly stipend/student to help offset the expense of having a teenager in your home. All that we ask of our Host Families is that you provide a bedroom, meals, love and guidance and a place to study. You are not alone during this opportunity. It is my responsibility is to support the student, host family and school throughout the duration of the academic school year. We also have 24/7 national support. Our students come with their own insurance and spending money for; school lunches and school fees, personal items and activities they wish to be involved with. This is a wonderful opportunity to share Arkansas and the United States with a young person while you and your family learn about the student’s culture/country as well. Jayme Miner-Risman Local Coordinator-Educatius Group (479) 243-8744 jayme.educatius@gmail.com www.educatius.org
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MANDATORY STATE BUS DRIVER IN-SERVICE! The State Driver 3 Hour In-service will be held on Tuesday July 23rd from 9am-Noon in the Mena High School Performing Arts Center. Route drivers, substitute drivers & aides are required to attend an afternoon training session from 1-3pm. We will break between the state in-service and the driver's meeting for lunch provided by the district. All CDL holders & drivers in training are required to attend the morning 3 hour state driver in service. If you are unable to attend on this date, contact the transportation office prior to our in-service for alternate dates & locations. Lunch will be available after this meeting from Noon-1pm. Please remember to sign in for each session you attend..
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Preparations continue for the new school year at all Mena campuses..One of the biggest chores is cleaning and waxing the floors. Here is a great before & after shot in one photo...
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Fast Cats strength & conditioning program began this morning at Bearcat Stadium. The program, for 3rd-6th grade boys & girls, continues Monday thru Thursday from 10am-11am till July 25th.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycat volleyball team sharpening their skills at the Union Bank Center this morning... The team is preparing for a team camp in Branson MO. later this week..
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Senior Picture Days are being taken for the Class of 2020 today & Tuesday at the Mena High School safe room. Even if you don't plan to purchase any senior pictures we still need to have your pictures taken for yearbook purposes. Mr. Andy Philpot, MHS yearbook adviser, has the master schedule for the appointment times for the students, just in case you haven’t received your appointment card in the mail.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Jr. High Team was back on the practice field this morning getting in some reps after a two week break..The Jr. Bearcats will compete in a team camp at Greenwood on Tuesday, July 16th... GO BEARCATS!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Jr. Volleyball Team were back in the gym early today after two weeks off during the AAA mandatory dead period. Coach Fryar & Coach Goss had their full attention.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Football Team got their first workout under Head Coach Craig Bentley & the new staff today at Bearcat Stadium.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Bearcat Football will be competing in a 7 on 7 tournament at Lake Hamilton High School this Friday, July 12. Pool play starts at 8:30am.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Judy Kropp & fellow theatre teacher from Rogers Heritage, Gloria Poorman, at their first PD session of the day, Formative and Summative Assessments. TheatreSquared Professional Development Institute is amazing!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Athletic Dead Weeks End July 8th!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
A mock Code Blue was presented for the MASH Camp students today at MRHS. Code Blue indicates a medical emergency such as cardiac or respiratory arrest. CNO Rick Billingsley and ER Director Tony Tackett demonstrated life saving interventions for a Code Blue situation. The afternoon also included a very informative program presented by Bethany Hughes, New Vision Service Coordinator at MRHS. New Vision is an inpatient medical stabilization service for adults who are currently using or are experiencing acute withdrawal symptoms from certain drugs. Bethany shared the signs and dangers of drug and alcohol abuse, as well as tips for internet safety. Tony Tackett, ER Director, concluded today's camp with precautions regarding distracted driving. Three students from Mena High School are attending MASH Camp: Skyla Kim, Blake Castor and Gaven Hooper. https://www.facebook.com/Mena-Regional-Health-System-193747834492/
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Bearcat Coaching staff is now complete and have already begun prep for when the kids come back to work July 8th! Go Bearcats!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Superintendent Benny Weston issued a statement concerning the search for a new Sr. Boys basketball coach. Weston said "We are continuing with our search & we are in the process of interviewing candidates. The final round of interviews are underway & we anticipate a decision soon.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Superintendent Benny Weston announced today that most of the vacancies on the school coaching staff have been filled. KYLE SMITHERS comes to Mena from Gravette. He will be an assistant for the Jr. & Sr. High Football Teams as well as the head boys soccer coach. MATT SANDIFER was previously at Camden Fairview & will be the Defensive coordinator for Sr. High Football & assist with Jr. High football. Sandifer will also be the Head Baseball Coach for the Bearcats. LANDON DOVER also comes to Mena from Camden Fairview & will be the Offensive Coordinator for the Sr. Bearcats. Dover will also assist with the Jr. High & be the Head Sr. Boys track coach.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Day 3 for Mena FFA at the Arkansas Leadership Conference.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
We hope you have the Mena Public School App on your phone or tablet. If you do be looking for a new updated format soon. If not, what are you waiting for? It's a great way to keep up with what is happening at all the Mena campuses while on the go.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
M*A*S*H students experienced several emergent scenarios today during camp. Survival Flight (Emergency Medical Air Transportation Services) landed at MRHS for a mock transport of a patient (MASH student). The flight nurse and paramedic shared life saving techniques for rapid medical services to preserve a patient's safety until they can be transported to the medical care they require. Following Survival Flight's departure, Southwest EMS volunteered to provide a mock arrival of a stroke victim. Sara Hale, MRHS Director of Quality Services, willingly served as a patient presenting with stroke symptoms. ER Director Tony Tackett demonstrated the AR Saves Stroke telemedicine program that links emergency room doctors to stroke specialists via live, two-way video. Proper steps must be taken before administering TPA, a clot-buster that dissolves blood clots obstructing blood flow to the brain. Three students from Mena High School are attending MASH Camp: Skyla Kim, Blake Castor and Gaven Hooper. https://www.facebook.com/Mena-Regional-Health-System-193747834492/
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
We hope you have the Mena Public School App on your phone or tablet. If you do be looking for a new updated format soon. If not, what are you waiting for? Just download in the app store or google pay.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena FFA members are at Camp Couchdale this week, attending the Arkansas Leadership Conference.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School students Brendon Catlett, Mikala Evans, Simeon Fields, and Morgan Miller are a part of the 43 AR FFA members who arrived in our nation’s Capitol this morning for Washington Leadership Conference!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena students - Luke Montgomery, Avery Montgomery, and Rylee Wiles assisted teachers with integrating STEM across the curriculum at the 2nd annual HOTT (Hands On Tech Tools) at DMESC - DeQueen-Mena education service cooperative...
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson sat down with Coach Craig Bentley to talk about the upcoming football season at Mena High School... Follow the link to watch the video... https://youtu.be/fMTk7DDpx3Q
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School Class of 2020! Please stop by MHS at your convenience to review your course requests with Mr. Maxwell or Mrs. Buckley. The office is open daily 7am-5pm, Monday through Thursday. We look forward to seeing you soon!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Former Bearcats Christian Lua & Brock Strother played on the West All-Star team at U.C.A. tody. The final score was East-34 West-28. Watch highlights by following the link... https://katv.com/s…/content/east-wins-all-star-football-game
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Austin Johnston & Cason Cannon as well as Austin Rose & Evan Graves competed in the High School Fishing World Finals / National Championship on Pickwick Lake in Florence Alabama this week. The two teams finished in a tie at 191st out of 389 teams & at 118 out of 215 teams competing in the 2nd chance tournament. Check complete standings by following the link.. https://highschoolfishing.org/…
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena FFA and Polk County 4-H members are attending Victory Lamb and Goat Clinic in Idabel, Ok . Including Paige Evans Cassidy Ashcraft, Makori Gabourel, Kiylee Hughes, Addi Dollar, Cylie Moody, Jaci Allen, Hope Lott, David Dollar, Lacy Floyd, Linnlee Cook, & Asher Cook
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Austin Johnston, Cason Cannon, Austin Rose & Evan Graves are competing in the High School Fishing World Finals / National Championship on Pickwick Lake in Florence Alabama. Good luck guys & Go Basscats! https://www.facebook.com/hsfishing/
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena junior tight end Mason Brotherton received positive feedback from Arkansas coach Chad Morris and others at the Hog Wild Elite Camp on Saturday. dlvr.it/R6vXC7
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Shared from Coach Bentley's facebook page. Craig Bentley 1 hr · Wow! What a WILD 24 hours. To Mansfield: THANK YOU. You have welcomed my family into the school and community. You have supported every effort to build the football program up and help these kids succeed to the best of their ability! I am so thankful for the opportunity to work at such a great place. Thankful for the players(past and present) all the coaches, school board, administration , parents and community! Red Tiger football is on the rise and great things to come. To Mena: For as long as I've been coaching, I've wanted to be able to have the chance to lead the Bearcat football program. I bleed Bearcat red and black and always will. My family and I are so beyond excited to get back home. Mena is a special place, with special people! We are so lucky to be able to jump right back in to the community and get to work by continuing to build a program that players, coaches, the school and the community can be proud of! To me this is not just another job, it is "THE JOB"! Thank you to the administration and school board for giving us this opportunity! I can't wait to get to work and we are gonna hit the ground running! Go Bearcats!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Several Mena FFA and Polk County 4-H members are attending Victory Lamb and Goat Clinic in Idabel, Ok this week.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
***** ATTENTION BEARCAT FOOTBALL PLAYERS***** Coach Bentley will meet with the Jr. High Team after their workout on Thursday & the Sr. High Team at 1pm on Thursday in the team meeting room.. Please share & spread the word... GO BEARCATS!!!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
2019 Mena High School Seniors Brock Strother and Cristian Lua will be playing in the 2019 High School All-Star Football game this Saturday evening, June 22. The game will be played in Conway at Estes Stadium, on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas at 6:00 p.m.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena football team getting warmed up at the University of Memphis team camp this morning. Go Bearcats!
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Holly Harshman gym & Jim Rackley Gymnasium @ Mena Middle School are receiving an LED light makeover this summer.
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The June Meeting of the Mena School Board was held at the Administration building on Tuesday night.... The board voted to approve KYLE CANNON as it's representative to the Arkansas School Board Association. The board also voted on it's annual restructuring. TODD AYNES will serve as President in 19/20. KYLE CANNON will serve as Vice President & EDD PUCKETT as Secretary. A transfer of $300,000.00 was approved from the operating fund to the building fund. This transfer will bring the district into compliance with ACT 1105 which obligates the district to lower it's legal balance to meet the June 30th state required legal balance of 20% of net revenues. The board approved the solicitation of bids on long term CD rates for $1 million currently in the disaster relief fund. These funds are currently in short term CD's to make them available should funds have been needed for the recently completed Louise Durham construction. Building & property insurance was renewed thru the ASBA Risk Management Program with an $18,735.38 increase. The increase was mainly due to the new construction at LDE. Rates for the Supplemental Student Accidental Insurance Policy remain unchanged at $33,868.00. The policy was renewed. DANNY MINTON gave a report to the board on construction & summer upgrades. At LDE work on the floors, painting & the playground continues. At HHE new LED lights have been installed & a new wall has been constructed for better access to storage. At MMS new LED lights have been installed in Jim Rackley Gymnasium. A sidewalk connecting the high school & middle school, near the ag building, has been completed. Striping on the front parking lot have been repainted & sheet rock repair has been completed at the MMS gym. At MHS the boilers have been serviced. The #'s on the main parking lot have been painted & a concrete access ramp has been poured at the field house. Several personnel changes were made. The board accepted the resignation of Tim Harper, Amanda Harper, Steve Breedlove, David Hampton, Aaron Pennington, Macklin Chermack,Melody Rowe, Thomas Powell, Hannah Powell & Lauren Quillin. Also approved was the transfer of Bridget Buckley to the position of Mena High School Assistant Principal & the hiring of Craig Bentley as Head Sr. High Football coach, Lauren Frost as High School Secretary & Sarah Bentley as 1st grade teacher
about 1 month ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena School Board approved the hiring of Mr. Craig Bentley as the new head football coach at Mena High School on Tuesday night. Bentley has been the head coach at Mansfield High School. He is also a former assistant at Mena & a graduate of Mena High School.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Middle School Band 2019/2020 Calendar!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School Band 2019/2020 Calendar!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
M*A*S*H Camp (Medical Applications of Science and Health) began Monday at Mena Regional Health System. The two week program provides an opportunity for rising high school juniors and seniors to shadow health professionals in order to enhance their experience in the health care field. Three students from Mena High School are attending MASH Camp: Skyla Kim, Blake Castor and Gaven Hooper. Following a morning of orientation and HIPAA security education, the students shadowed Occupational Therapist Jo Lee Erickson at Ouachita Rehabilitation Center. They were introduced to the field of Occupational Therapy, taught the basics of splinting, and testing of grip and fine motor skills. The day ended with Amy Phelps, Surgical Center APRN, instructing the students on the application and removal of casting. Today they shadowed Labor and Delivery, ER, Lab, McDonald Vet, Ouachita Equine, learned proper hand washing regimen, how to administer CPR and the proper use of an AED. https://www.facebook.com/Mena-Regional-Health-System-193747834492/
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena 2019 Cross Country Schedule is up on the website... Follow the link to check it out.... https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics…
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Sr. Boys Basketball team had a good day today at the Waldron team camp... The Bearcats faced Waldron, Greenwood, Greenwood JV, and Magazine... Summer sweat turns into W’s in fall & spring... Go Bearcats!!!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Nothing but hard work happening at Holly Harshman Elementary as prep continues for 19/20....
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Putting in a little extra time before team camp ay Waldron this afternoon...
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Middle School 6th Grade Band Students are off to Band Camp at Arkansas Tech University today... Go Band! Go Bearcats!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Ty Thacker and Lily Rowland, 7th grade MMS students, had a blast learning science at Arkansas Ecology camp. 5th and 6th grade students can apply. Hands on activities.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS teachers Lynn Ashley & Jessica Smith learned a lot at the Innovation Institute professional development in Springdale. Lots of new ideas for the upcoming school year!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Day 2 at the NWA Shootout & the Mena Jr. Boys went 2 and 0. The jr. varsity was 1 and 1. Overall at the camp the varsity was 5 and 0 and the jv was 4 and 2! Go Bearcats!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Teachers are improving their skills this summer in preparation for the 2019/2020 school year. Karen Purvis and Molly Lindsey have been at the Hot Springs Technology Institute this week.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Football went 5-1 at the Atkins 7 on 7 Shoot Out yesterday. The Bearcats defeated Bryant, Pine Bluff, Clinton, Paris & Dover... But were beat in the finals by Pine Bluff.. Go Bearcats!?
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations Sheli Chaney. Ms. Chaney won a Chromebook while attending the Innovation Institute in Springdale!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Kindergarten Open House is 1-6pm on August 1st. PreK orientation is 1-6pm August 2nd. 2nd Grade Open House is 1-6pm August 6th. 11th & 12th Grade Open House is 4-7pm August 6th. 1st Grade Open House is 1-6pm August 7th. Holly Harshman Open House is 1-6pm August 8th. Mena Middle School Open House is 2-7pm August 8th. 9th & 10th Grade Open House is 4-7p, August 8th.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The 2019 Mena Bearcat Golf schedule is now up on the website. Follow the link to check it out... GO BEARCATS! https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics…
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Louise Durham Elementary teachers attending the Innovation Institute. Preparations continue for 2019/2020 school year...
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Public Schools schedule for 2019/2020!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena School District Superintendent, Benny Weston, and a team of Mena administrators attended the annual Leadership Institute hosted by DMESC. Sessions included Exploring Our Leadership Intention, Section 504, Through the Eyes of Poverty, Suicide Prevention and Intervention, Tier 1 Training, and Legislative Updates-AAEA. Preparations continue for the 2019-2020 school year.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Jr. Boys Basketball varsity team went 3 and 0 today and the JV went 2 and 1 at the Northwest Arkansas Shootout in Fayetteville! The Bearcats will play again on Thursday. Go Bearcats!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Holly Harshman Elementary teachers are attending the Innovation Institute.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Jr. High Football Team competed in a team camp at Mansfield today... Go Bearcats!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The 2019/2020 Mena Jr. High & Sr. High basketball schedules are now available on the website. Just follow the link. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics…
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
We're less than a month away from Senior Picture Days with the Prestige group here at Mena High School for the Class of 2020! We're scheduled to have our Senior Pictures done on Monday and Tuesday, July 8 & 9, which will be held at the Mena High School safe room. Even if you don't plan to purchase any senior pictures with Prestige, we still need to have your pictures taken for yearbook purposes. Mr. Andy Philpot, MHS yearbook adviser, has the master schedule for the appointment times for the students. If you haven't already, you will be receiving your appointment card in the mail from the Prestige photography company.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Public Schools would like to congratulate the first graduate from the Polk County Virtual Academy. Pick up an enrollment form at the Mena Public Schools Administration Office, 501 Hickory Avenue, in Mena.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
2020-2022 Football Conferences have been released by the Arkansas Activities Association. The Mena Bearcats will remain in the 4A-4 Conference. Dardanelle Dover Lamar Mena Ozark Pottsville Subiaco Waldron Check the changes in other conferences around the state by following this link. http://members.ahsaa.org/…/2020-2022_FB_Classifications_And…
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Jr. High Girls Basketball Team got in some gym time at Jim Rackley this morning!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
CHARGING!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Ladycat & Bearcat tennis schedule is now loaded on the website.. Check it out at https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics…
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Jr. Boys went 2-1 at the team camp in Waldron today... Go Bearcats!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
EXTRA YEARBOOKS have arrived at Holly Harshman!!👏🏻👏🏻🎉🎉 If you are needing one, please stop by the office to pick one up- We are selling them for $20 each
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena cheerleaders received an outstanding rating and ribbon for their cheer and an excellent rating and ribbon for their Jam routine at the NCA Cheer Camp. They also received the Herkie Team Award for exemplifying the qualities of Leadership, values, teamwork, and sportsmanship.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MHS Cheer Seniors received their Senior Ribbons and first Spirit Stick at the 2019 NCA Summer Team Camp in Hot Springs today. Spirit Sticks are awarded to teams who display good sportsmanship, respect, work ethic, and kindness among other attributes. Go Bearcats!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to Mena High School student ARIANA HICKS on being selected by Rich Mountain Electric Cooperative for the annual Youth Tour to Washington D.C. The tour is a combination of education, history & fun.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Middle school literacy teachers working on standards in preparation for the 2019/2020 school year.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Flash Cat fun at Holly Harshman Elementary today.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
TODAYS JR. HIGH FOOTBALL TEAM CAMP SCHEDULED FOR MANSFIELD HAS BEEN MOVED TO WALDRON!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Austin Johnston & Cason Cannon finished 10th in the first Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation Commissioners’ Cup. Invitations were extended to the top 20 two-person teams from each of six high school bass fishing tournament circuits around Arkansas.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena hitters getting in reps at the Union Bank Center this morning.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mr. Andy Philpot and Mrs. Pam Gross are participating in the Marine Corps League Educators Workshop in San Diego this week.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Week 2 of Flash Cats at Holly Harshman Elementary is underway & the kids are loving it. Thanks to the amazing crew of teachers who work together to provide this awesome enrichment for our kids for FREE! Briggs paid a visit to the Mrs.Woodral's “Pet Care” club. The kids loved meeting Briggs and wanted him to stay. The Flash Cats after school program returns in the fall.
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The floors at Mena High School are already beginning to shine...
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Summer improvement projects are well underway. New storage is being added to the Mena Middle School cafeteria & a new walk in freezer will be built in the former storage area...
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Jr. High Football Team was put thru their paces at Bearcat Stadium on Tuesday in preparation for a team camp at Mansfield on Thursday! GO BEARCATS!
2 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations MARC WILSON for representing Mena High School at Arkansas Boys State this week. Be sure to thank Marc for being a great student, athlete & ambassador for our school & city...
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Cleaning, painting, stripping & moving projects happen each summer... As you can see the staff is already hard at work & making it happen on all Mena campuses...
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Junior and Senior Boys Basketball is on their way to the Harding Team Camp. A lot of basketball will be played this weekend, but more importantly this camp is when they become a TEAM. Go Bearcats!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School JAG program results for Industry Certifications that students earned this year.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Bearcat Sr. High & Jr. High Football Schedules are now loaded on our website www,menaschools.org or click on the links, http://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics http://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics…
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Charlie Miller has been putting Mena athletes thru their paces at the Union Bank Center this week, The camp concludes on Friday! https://www.facebook.com/ATTACKbball/?__tn__=%2Cd%2CP-R&eid=ARA3aON3Xe5m-Tr4BjEb5B59Am5Of4tYQ6CkrqdYU3ULvKU6z5wS48ijCkyWCOnOToLQfwcubQw5ZZL_
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
We are having a sale on archived MHS Yearbooks this summer! Any MHS Yearbooks between the years of 1999 and 2009 are only $5 this summer to purchase. Yearbooks between 2010 and 2015 are $10. Please contact Andy Philpot for more information or to make a purchase.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The 2019 Mena Jr. High & Sr. High Volleyball Schedule is now available on our website www.menaschools.org or just click on the links below. http://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics… http://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics…
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Charlie Miller Attack Basketball Camp is happening at the Union Bank Center. this week. Ladycats & Bearcats learning all aspects of the game. GO MENA!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Middle School receives OEP Awards from UA!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School yearbook representatives Caroline Morgan & Drew Philpot presented the new yearbook to Superintendent Benny Weston at Tuesday nights school board meeting.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Polk County Virtual Academy is a great alternative for students across the area & the number of students will increase for 19-20... Find out more by contacting Jeanne Smith or Bridget Buckley by Email.. jeannesmith@menaschools.org bridget.buckley@menaschools.org Forms are available online at http://www.menaschools.org/o/mena-school-distr…/browse/51224
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Flash Cats Kids were having a good time today at Holly Harshman Elementary.. It's not too late to be a part of the fun this summer.. You can also ask about being a part of the Flash Cats after school program in the fall... Call HHE at 394-3151...
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Day one at Little Cats Cheer Camp!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena High School Band is already working on next years marching program.. GO BAND! GO BEARCATS!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Summer schedule for Ladycat Volleyball, Basketball & Cheer!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Don't miss this opportunity to share the meaning of Memorial Day with your children.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
This is most of the current year’s Mena students and teachers involved in Annie at the OLT! (I know I am missing at least Abbie Baker, Nalu Pruitt, and Tabitha Levering.) Only two more shows to catch them: Saturday @ 7:30pm and Sunday @ 2:30 pm.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
2019 MENA BANDS SUMMER SCHEDULE!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Watch the MMS EAST Talent Show on You Tube.. Follow the links to part 1 & part 2... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4h26fkVMXU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdRWeEfv1O8
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
SENIOR BOYS BASKETBALL SUMMER SCHEDULE!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Freshman & Squad Leader Marching Band Rehearsals May 28, 2019 – May 31, 2019 from 8:00am - 12:00pm All Drumliine/Cadences & New Show May 28, 2019 – May 31, 2019, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
2019 MENA SENIOR BEARCAT SUMMER COMPETITION SCHEDULE!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Middle School students were recognized today during the awards assembly at the Mnea High School Performing Arts Center.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
2019 MENA BEARCAT FOOTBALL SCHEDULE!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Holly Harshman students, staff & parents gathered at the MHS Performing Arts Center for the annual awards assembly this morning...
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena High School Performing Arts Center was packed with those wanting to see a large Pre-K group graduate on Tuesday night!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Middle School Choir Olympics have come to an end!! Our medalists are: Head to Head Sight Singing: Gold, Kate McDonald; Silver, Lakota Breeden; Bronze, Joseph Cude. Rhythm Challenge: Gold, Elizabeth Taylor; Silver, Cadence Penny; Bronze, Gena Whitehead. Highest Note: Gold, Shantal Tecson; Silver, Genesis Barnes; Bronze, Haylee McCravens. Lowest Note: Gold, Cristian Miller; Silver, Memphis Watts; Bronze, Daileigh Hunt. Hold A Note On One Breath: Gold, Genesis Barnes; Silver, Gabrielle Pierce; Bronze, Ethan Scott. Breath Challenge: Gold, Kimberly Shears/Nichole Philpot; Silver, Kiylee Hughes/Cloey Massey; Bronze, Lily Manley/Jasmine James. Note Identification: Gold, Cloey Massey; Silver, Emily Holloway; Bronze, Cloe White. Individual Karaoke: Gold, Rylie Walters; Silver, Kate McDonald; Bronze, Summer Venable. Group Karaoke (listed by country): Gold, Cherryskittlesland; Silver, Pineappleapple; Bronze, Atlantis Overall: Canada, (3 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze) Pictured are the Low Note medalists and the Group Karaoke medalists.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
2019-2020 Mena Public Schools Calender!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Tuesday 5/21 - Mena Preschool Graduation @ 6:00pm in the MHS Performing Arts Center. Wednesday 5/22 - Holly Harshman Awards Ceremony @ 9:00am in the MHS Performing Arts Center. Thursday 5/23 - Mena Middle School Awards Ceremony @ 9:00am in the MHS Performing Arts Center. Thursday 5/23 - Last Day of School.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Little Cats Cheer Camp will be May 28th-31st at Jim Rackley Gymnasium on the campus of Mena Middle School...
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
HHE will be having one final Bearcat Store day -for the school year- TOMORROW!😊 Tuesday, May 21st!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS Announcements for Monday, May 20th 6th grade ETS students will be meeting in the Choir room today after these announcements. From Mrs. Rose: Any 8th grader that plans to apply for Upward Bound, please get your applications turned in to her ASAP. The MMS Academic Awards Assembly will be this Thursday morning, 9:00 am, in the PAC. If you are receiving an award, your parents should have received a letter in the mail. Also, we will have sign-out sheets available at the PAC for anyone who plans to check out right after the assembly. In the next couple of days, each of you will be given a chance to clean out your locker. Be sure and take everything home. Also, this will be your last chance to claim items from the Lost-and-Found box. Dance tonight: For MMS students only 6:00 – 8:00 PM: Be sure and let your parents know to be here by 8:00 to pick you up. Admission is $5: All proceeds go to the Bass Cats Club. Concession stand will be open. Reminders: All library books are due now. No more eating lunch in the Library for the remainder of the school year. Lunchtime Weather: Lunch Menu: Line 1 – Nachos Line 2 – Pizza, Sandwiches, Salad Concession – Hamburgers, Rib Patty Sandwich, Grilled Chicken Sandwich
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The 2019-20 Yearbook Staff will be: Allie Martin Gracie Lyle Drew Philpot Emily Liles Lexi Davis Gaven Hooper London Copelin Rachel Wilson Ally Wright Madison Blair Tori Evans Blake Castor Cooper Anderle
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School Graduates took their final walk in front of a capacity crowd at Bearcat Stadium Sunday afternoon.. For pictures of the Graduates receiving their diploma contact Mr. Philpot by email at andy.philpot@mena schools.org
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Middle School FCCLA/Leadership, FBLA, and EAST students participated in the Education in Motion Day at Magic Springs theme and water park.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
We are so proud of Wyatt! He was the only kindergarten student who received perfect attendance for the school year. Thank you Matt Thomas at State Farm Insurance for providing the bike for him!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School Seniors Lindsey Logan, Tateli Thacker, and Caroline Morgan met with Cynthia Martin, of the CASA organization, this morning to give a $500 donation on behalf of MHS Student Council to the local CASA group.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Wet and Wild Day at HHE never disappoints!!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The 2019 Senior Class were put thru their paces today at Bearcat Stadium in preparation for graduation on Sunday at 3pm.. See you there!.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Louise Durham Elementary held their annual 2nd Grade Awards Assembly this morning. Awards were given for good attendance & Matt Thomas with State Farm Insurance awarded bicycles to two students with perfect attendance. All "A" & all "A&B" certificates were given... Battle of the Books achievers were recognized & Physical Education Awards.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to Tateli Thacker and Mathew Bowser for being awarded the 8th Annual Bearcat Foundation Scholarship! They each receive $2000.00 for the college of their choice!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MHS Junirs attended Military Day at the Mena National Guard Armory on Thursday!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School held their 2019 Academic Honors Assembly tonight at the Performing Arts Center. Among the many honors and awards recognized tonight, students received their Academic Letters and Academic Bars for their GPA achievements. Among those receiving their letters and bars tonight were the following: Academic Letters: Jaci Allen, Abbie Alvarez, Cassidy Ashcraft, Brenna Aynes, Zion Barnes, Allison Bates, Tristan Beck, Katie Benefield, Chris Bollmeyer, Brendon Catlett, Samuel Cross, Devon Davis, William Davis, Whitney Dilbert, Cara Driggers, Paige Evans, Jacob Flowers, Christina Gragg, Andrew Graves, Daniel Green, Sarah Grenier, Maddi Gunn, Alexis Harper, Connor Harvey, Breeanna Hendrix, Ariana Hicks, Ethan Holloway, Gavin Hooper, Cauy House, Esmeralda Johnson, Julianna Kennedy, Chumporn Leesauavanich, Emily Liles, Summer Loar, Katlin Looney, Andrea Maechler, Davie McDonald, Levi McIntyre, Robert McIntyre, Zoe McPherson, Jaiden Milam, Luke Montgomery, Alexis Payne, Austin Rose, Greg Smallwood, Carleigh Smart, Itthinun Thangsombat, Annika Thompson, Kaitlyn Titsworth, Alexis Williams, Rachel Wilson, Ally Wright, and Alex Young. 1st Bar: Abbie Baker, Matthew Bowser, Cadie Cannon, Cason Cannon, Blake Castor, London Copelin, Ivy Curtis, Andrew Davis, Leilani Day, Brandon Deramus, Amber Devries, Makori Gabourel, Jonny Gunn, Shylee Head, Cori Hilton, Vivie Hooper, Ciara Lance, Abby Langin, Tabitha Levering, Maddi Lyle, Lauryn Maechler, Allie Martin, Mackenzie McAllister, Max Montgomery, Caroline Morgan, Thaddaeus Nance, Fisher Neufeld, Morgan Puckett, Suzie Rivera, Lauren Sikes, Ashlyn Sikes, Emiley Sorge, Chloe Speight, Emily Wagner, and Hannah Willis. 2nd Bar: Jennifer Adams, Braxton Bahr, Jada Bass, Faith Chaney, Teresa Cude, Cassidy Delaney, Marissa Grafton, David Grenier, Caleb Holmes, Lindy Hull, Macie Johnson, Kiara Kesterson, Lindsey Logan, Autumn Powell, Cypriss Pruitt, Colton Sawyer, Kaitlyn Simmons, Chantal Sims, Skylar Smedley, Trevor Speight, Zane Stephens, Noah Swall, Tateli Thacker, and Marc Wilson. 3rd Bar: Sumer Brown, Daniel Davis, Shreetika Gynawali, Cooper Hughes, Hannah McDonald, Payton Medlin, Halie Standerfer, Christopher Thompson, and Torrey Voison.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
**This Fall, HHE students will have their school supplies provided for them!!🎉🎉 WE are so excited to be able to do this for our students. The BIG shipment 📦 came in today and WE couldn’t wait to share the exciting NEWS!! It’s been a great year and we’re already looking forward to the next one!! ❤️❤️🐾🐾
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Middle School EAST hosted a talent show fundraiser today at the MHS Performing Arts Center.. Enjoy Pictures from the show.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Matt Thomas with State Farm Insurance awarded bicycles to Louise Durham Elementary 1st grade students who have had perfect attendance this school year during the awards assembly this morning!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
New at Louise Durham Elementary!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Three Mena students who won awards in the 10th annual Arkansas Endangered Species Art Contest.. Including: LYELA MORGAN 1st place k-2nd. HALIA PETERSON honorable mention k-2nd. SYDNEY JONES 1st place 3-6th grade. https://www.fws.gov/arkansas-es/esdaywinners2019.html
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
LDE held their annual 1st Grade Awards this morning. Awards were given for good attendance & Matt Thomas with State Farm Insurance awarded bicycles to those with perfect attendance. All "A" & "A&B" certificates were given. Battle of the Books achievers were recognized & more
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Spotlight on the Theatre Artist Series continues with Brad Storey today. Brad Storey is engaging the theatre students today in a discussion about drama and tragedies. He has been involved with productions in Mena for 22 years and directed multiple dramas and Shakespeare plays.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS 8th Graders are preparing for their first year at Mena High School today... They participated in a scavenger hunt that took them all over the high school building.. A fun and creative way for them to become familiar with their surroundings before the next school year.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS Announcements for Wednesday, May 15th Any student that will not be here through the end of next week, needs to visit with either Mr. Sherrer or myself for authorization. Students who have paid to attend the Magic Springs trip will meet tomorrow in Mrs. Smith's room after the announcements. The Talent Show is tomorrow afternoon beginning at 1:30. Admission is $2. You can turn your money in to your 1st period teacher. Reminders: MMS Dance Monday night, 6:00 – 8:00. All library books are due this week. Lunchtime Weather: Lunch Menu: Line 1 – Nachos, Tacos, Burrito with Cheese Line 2 – Pizza, Sandwiches, Turkey Chef Salad Concession – Rib Patty Sandwich, Chicken Sandwich, Hot Dog
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Parents and community welcome to attend. Cost is $2 each / $5 for parents with children (family group rate).
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Senior Halie Standerfer Graduates from Mena High School and the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain in same year. Follow the link for the complete story.. http://www.uarichmountain.edu/news/halie-standerfer…
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MHS May 15th, 2019 Please turn in Upward Bound applications to Mrs. Thacker. The Bearcat and Ladycat Golf team sign-up is underway. Anyone who would like to be on next years golf team needs to go by Coach Hunter's room 414 to get the info for the upcoming season's practices and matches. Students, I would like to emphasize the importance of the assembly that will take place on Friday morning. Many students will be recognized for their hard work, dedication, planning and accomplishments by receiving scholarships, earning industry certifications and being recognized as CTE Completers. Please help us honor these students with your attention and respect at the assembly. Students, if you have library fines on your account, you need to come by and take care of them. You will not be able to buy a parking pass this coming fall until all negative accounts are satisfied. The library is closed for Lunch A today. Students, remember to turn in your JAG applications to Ms. Purvis for JAG work next year. Teachers and students you have to have money in your account to eat. No more negative accounts allowed. Lunch: Burrito, rib patty sandwich, hot dog, or chicken sandwich
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
No one Fights Alone!!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Middle School Family & Consumer Science Students are working hard right up to the end of school..
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Thanks for coming to Theatre classes today and sharing about lighting, Robby Burt. It was enlightening! (Did you see what I did there?) #punsforthewin #theatrelife #lightingdesigner #thanks #spotlightseries
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
If your child ordered a T-shirt for our fundraiser, please have them wear it tomorrow. WE passed them out today.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Jaylynn’s Bulletin Board- I love the message for the end of the year!! 👏🏻👏🏻😊😊 #liveschoolpoints
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mrs Newbolt’s Math Battle Ship 🚢 winners from each block!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻Way to go guys!!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Avengers are the winning Hero team!! They enjoyed a Popsicle team party today!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Future doctors and veterinarians learning to suture in Animal Science class. Poor banana!!!!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Last Louise Durham Elementary Yearbook!!! We have a few extras. Get them quick!!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
We love lunch at Louise Durham Elementary!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
DVDs of the 2019 MHS Lip Sync and Talent Show are available for sale through Mr. Philpot's Journalism Room 205. DVDs are $10 each, and can be purchased with cash or check. Please come by the high school front office or contact Mr. Philpot for more information!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Louise Durham students are so excited that Yearbooks are going home!!!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School Graduation will be on Sunday, May 19th @ 3pm in Bearcat Stadium.... If you are unable to attend you can watch the ceremony on the Mhs Livestream page... Just follow the link... https://www.facebook.com/mhs.livestream.5
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Read all about Thallen!! We’re gonna miss this guy next year as he heads off to MMS😌... he’s a super student! ❤️❤️🐾🐾😊😊 #liveschool
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Read all about Trinity!! WE are so proud to have such a super student here at Holly Harshman!!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Today will be the annual free physicals in the Union Bank Center. Ladycats will be at 5:30pm and Bearcats will follow. This is the only opportunity for free physicals.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Middle School 6th Grade Students took a field trip today... They were exposed to a number of career options during their stop at Holly Springs Homestead & Queen Wilhelmina State Park...
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
7th Grade CAP Conferences will be today from Noon until 6pm at Mena Middle School... If you missed your scheduled time on Friday please come today at your convenience..
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Zack Sparks has volunteered at Louise Durham all year under the JAG/HUB program through Mena High School. Zack has been a tremendous help at LD this year and will he missed!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Louise Durham students enjoyed an end-of-the-year picnic on the playground Friday!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
I am a Bearcat!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Monday, May 13th From Ms. Taylor: Congratulations to 2019-2020 Freshman Spotlight Singers: Miranda Burt, Closey Massey, and Kendall Posey Due to construction going on, do not used the outside door near the cafeteria rest rooms until further notice. Reminders: There are sign-up sheets in the office for current 8th graders interested in either High School Golf or Softball. There are registration forms in the office for this summer’s Teen College at UARM. All library books are due this week. Tuesday & Thursday tutoring are finished for the year. Talent Show participants will practice tomorrow, 1:30, in the PAC. Lunchtime Weather: Lunch Menu: Line 1 – Nachos, Tacos, Salisbury Steak with Noodles Line 2 – Pizza, Sandwiches, Ham Chef Salad Concession – Hamburgers, Steak Sandwich, Chicken Sandwich
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Middle School 8th Grade students are wrapping up the Hunter Education Course at the Performing Arts Center today. Under the direction of Pete Rose.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MHS May 13th, 2019 All library books are due today. Please check with Mrs. Ashcraft on your account. The library is closed for Lunch A today. Students, remember to turn in your JAG applications to Ms. Purvis for JAG work next year. FFA Officer Interviews will be Tuesday May 14 starting at 5:00 pm at the AG building. Officer Candidates should know their scheduled interview times. If you have a pig displayed in the library, please go by and pick it up to take home. Teachers and students you have to have money in your account to eat. No more negative accounts allowed. We will have the annual free physicals on Tuesday, May 14. All coaches will hand out the physical forms. Ladycats will be at 5:30 PM in the UBC and Bearcats will follow. This is the only opportunity to provide free physicals. Lunch: Salisbury steak, chicken sandwich, steak sandwich, or hamburger
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Willam chose to do an “All About Me” social media post with his Liveschool points! WE are so happy to have him here at Holly Harshman Elementary!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Basscats competed in the Bass Federation Arkansas State High School Championship on Lake Ouachita. The top 5 teams qualified for the National Championship to be held on Lake Pickwick in Alabama June 19-23. The Basscats captured 2 of the 5 spots! Austin Johnston and Cason Canon took 4th place with 12lbs and 2ounces. Austin Rose and Evan Graves took 5th place & also had the “Big Bass” with 4lbs and 14 ounce.. Jarret Burger and Brendon Caitlet also had a five fish limit.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Introducing our May Teachers of the Month:🎉🎉 Mrs Diane Richardson- counselor & Mrs Tisha White - 3rd grade teacher WE are so proud of ALL they do for our students!! Thank you, ladies!!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
WE want to thank Ms Tabitha Fondren for her presentation on the dangers of tobacco and vaping. 👏🏻👏🏻
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena soccer season came to an end today in the state semi-finals.. Valley View beat the Bearcats 4-0... Thanks for a great season guys... Go Bearcats!!!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Here are a few pictures of our 3rd grade wax museum projects. I am one proud principal, they did a fabulous job!!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Bearcats defeated Dardanelle 2-1 today & will advance to the AAAA State Tournament Semi-Finals... Mena will face Valley View on Saturday at 4pm... The winner of this game will play in the State Championship... GO BEARCATS!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Scotty Jenkins, our set builder for Oz, came today to talk about set building, acting, and directing comedies. He starred in his first play at 17 and has been involved in community theatre since. Thanks for coming to speak for our Spotlight on the Theatre Artist Series.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to the 2019-2020 Spotlight Singers!!!! Miranda Burt Ali Ogden Cloey Massey Christina Gragg Cassidy Ashcraft Cassidy Delaney Zoe McPherson Kendall Posey Hope Egger Nalu Pruitt
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School student Renesa Khanijow has passed all the required Microsoft Office Specialist tests (Word, Excel, Access, Powerpoint, Word Expert, and Excel Expert) to become a Microsoft Office Master!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
We will have the annual free physicals on Tuesday, May 14. All coaches will hand out the physical forms. Ladycats will be at 5:30 PM in the UBC and Bearcats will follow. This is the only opportunity to provide free physicals.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS Announcements for Friday, May 10th From Mrs. Brooks: Starting on Monday, all Library books are due. Tuesday and Thursday tutoring is finished for the year. Due to construction going on, do not used the outside door near the cafeteria rest rooms until further notice. Reminders: There are sign-up sheets in the office for current 8th graders interested in either High School Golf or Softball. There are registration forms in the office for this summer’s Teen College at UARM. 6th grade field trip is Monday. From Mrs. Lunsford: The list of Talent Show performers is posted on the bulletin board beside the Cafeteria. Students on the list will practice Tuesday at 1:30 at the PAC. Music is due to Mrs. Lunsford by Tuesday morning on a flash drive. Deadline for help with music is Friday. Email Mrs. Lunsford if you have questions. Lunchtime Weather: Lunch Menu: Line 1 – Nachos, Tacos, Crispitos Line 2 – Pizza, Sandwiches, Ham Pizza Salad Concession – Bacon Cheeseburgers, Chicken Sandwich, Mini Corn Dogs
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MHS May 10th, 2019 The Bearcat soccer team will play Dardanelle today at 4 against Dardanelle at Batesville Southside in the 4A State Soccer Tournament. If you have a pig displayed in the library, please go by and pick it up to take home. Ms. Hoyle wants to say thank you to all the artists for the amazing art and for sharing it with the school! If you want a copy of the Lip Sync DVD, you must pay $10 to Ms. Kropp by today. The Scholarship/Completer Assembly will be May 17th at 8:30 (Not May 10th). Graduation Practice will be after assembly at Bearcat Stadium. Seniors by today you need to make sure all fines and lunch dues are paid, that you have brought back books from on-line classes at RMCC, accept your Arkansas Challenge money, and sign up in the office for your final transcript to be sent. Teachers and students you have to have money in your account to eat. No more negative accounts allowed. We will have the annual free physicals on Tuesday, May 14. All coaches will hand out the physical forms. Ladycats will be at 5:30 PM in the UBC and Bearcats will follow. This is the only opportunity to provide free physicals. All cap and gowns that have been ordered and not paid for are in the office. Herf Jones is accepting cash only or you can pay on-line. Any FFA member who is interested in attending Arkansas FFA leadership conference June 24-27 needs to sign-up with Mr. Collins. Cost will be 40.00 per student. Sign-up with Money Deadline is today. Today is the last day you can purchase a Senior Brick for the Senior Walk. See Mr. Breedlove anytime during the day to purchase a brick. The cost is $20. Lunch: Crispitos with cheese sauce
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
On Wednesday May 9th, MHS Senior Tyra Dollarhyde received her D1.1 SMAW Welding Certification through the UARM Welding Program. This certification allows Tyra to work as a certified SMAW welder. We are so proud of Tyra and her accomplishments. Her future is bright!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MHS Yearbook students had the honor of giving copies of the 2019 MHS Yearbook to Mr. Torix and Mr. Breedlove this morning. Thank you for all the support, gentlemen!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena High School Theatre Department had their annual play parties for Theatre I in second and sixth periods, which has been sponsored by Ginger Sterner of Edward Jones in Mena for many years! Thanks so much for supporting the arts! #pizzaforthewin #theatreclass #castparty
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Your graduation speaker for 2019 is Chris Thompson! Congratulations!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Bearcat Soccer team won their opening game in the state tournament today 2-1 over Hamburg.. Mena will play the winner of the Dardanelle/Heber Springs game on Friday at 4pm at Southside High School in Batesville... GO BEARCATS!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Attention Mena Middle School parents... Please take the time to fill out rhe End of the Year Parent Survey. Just follow the link... https://forms.gle/NFf5LpGchovg5LZT6
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Moments from the Yearbook Distribution Assembly Wednesday!.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to Mena High School Senior Kyntlie Wiles... Recipient of the 2019 Polk County Farm Bureau Scholarship..
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
FFA Officer application deadline is May 9 Thursday. There will be a FFA officer candidate meeting on May 9 Thursday during enrichment. Any FFA member who is interested in attending Arkansas FFA leadership conference June 24-27 needs to sign-up this week with Mr. Collins.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
There is a sign-up sheet in the MMS office for any 8th grade boy or girl that is interested in being part of next year’s Bearcat or Lady Cat Golf teams.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
There is a sign-up sheet in the office for any 8th grade girl that is interested in playing Softball for the Lady Cats next year. There will be practice drills next week. These practices will be next Wednesday & Thursday, 3:30 – 5:30, at the MHS Softball field.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS Announcements for Wednesday, May 8th Reminder: The Library is closed today. Right after these announcements, Mr. Sherrer will be meeting with all 8th graders in the Cafeteria. Destination Science winners, please bring your medals tomorrow for a group photo. Talent show tryouts are today, 3:30, in the Choir room. From Coach Hunter to all 8th Graders: There is a sign-up sheet in the office for any 8th grade boy or girl that is interested in being part of next year’s Bearcat or Lady Cat Golf teams. There is also a sign-up sheet in the office for any 8th grade girl that is interested in playing Softball for the Lady Cats next year. There will be practice drills next week. These practices will be next Wednesday & Thursday, 3:30 – 5:30, at the MHS Softball field. You must bring a glove, cleats, athletic shorts or softball pants. In order to participate in this, you must print your name on the sign-up sheet located in our office. You must also have a physical. Free physicals will be offered at the High School next Tuesday. Be at the High School Cafeteria by 5:15. See Coach Fyar if you have any questions Lunchtime Weather: Lunch Menu: Line 1 – Nachos, Tacos, Chicken Nugget Bowl Line 2 – Pizza, Sandwiches, Turkey Chef Salad Concession – Hamburger, Hot Dog, Chicken Sandwich
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Friday, May 10th is the last day you can purchase a Senior Brick for the Senior Walk. See Mr. Breedlove anytime during the day to purchase a brick. The cost is $20.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Happy Nurse Appreciation Day to our favorite Nurse Becky! We are so thankful for everything she does for our school and kids!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Soccer near the top of Max Preps Class AAAA Rankings.. State Tournament begins Thursday & the opponent is Hamburg...
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Ruby K came today for our second day of the Spotlight Series on Theatre artists. She has worked with us at the high school on costumes many times and is much beloved by my students. They got to hear about how she dreamed to meet and work with all the people in the movies and then accomplished that goal! #theatreartist #theatreclass
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Liveschool Rewards ROCK!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻❤️❤️❤️ From emceeing the morning announcements to lunch with the principal- WE are always rewarding good choices!!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MHS May 8th, 2019 The final FBLA meeting of the year will be held in Mrs. Torix's room today during Enrichment. We will conduct our new officer installation during this meeting. All members are encouraged to attend, but check in with your Enrichment teacher first, then come to Mrs. Torix's room. The 2019 Yearbook Distribution Assembly will be this afternoon. There are still 12 yearbooks available for purchase, and they can be bought and reserved by paying $60 cash or check to Mr. Philpot in Room 205 prior to the distributions assembly. Any remaining yearbooks will be sold during the assembly on a first come first serve basis. If you want a copy of the Lip Sync DVD, you must pay $10 to Ms. Kropp by this Friday, May 10th. The Scholarship/Completer Assembly will be May 17th at 8:30 (Not May 10th). Graduation Practice will be after assembly at Bearcat Stadium. Seniors before Friday you need to make sure all fines and lunch dues are paid, that you have brought back books from on-line classes at RMCC, accept your Arkansas Challenge money, and sign up in the office for your final transcript to be sent. FFA Officer application deadline is May 9 Thursday. Also, there will be a FFA officer candidate meeting on May 9 Thursday during enrichment. All FFA members who turned in an officer application are required to attend this meeting. Teachers and students you have to have money in your account to eat. No more negative accounts allowed. We will have the annual free physicals on Tuesday, May 14. All coaches will hand out the physical forms. Ladycats will be at 5:30 PM in the UBC and Bearcats will follow. This is the only opportunity to provide free physicals. All cap and gowns that have been ordered and not paid for are in the office. Herf Jones is accepting cash only or you can pay on-line. Any FFA member who is interested in attending Arkansas FFA leadership conference June 24-27 needs to sign-up this week with Mr. Collins. Cost will be 40.00 per student. Sign-up with Money Deadline is May 9th. Friday, May 10th is the last day you can purchase a Senior Brick for the Senior Walk. See Mr. Breedlove anytime during the day to purchase a brick. The cost is $20. Lunch: Chicken Nugget Bowl.
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Future Farmers of America Banquet was held Monday night at the Ouchita Center. A large crowd was on hand to see FFA members recieve their awards... GREENHANDS Jake Short, Dustin Poor, Drey Ozanich, Breezy Hendrix, Evan Graves, Austin Rose, Navya Morris,Jakelyn Goodner, Cassidy Ashcraft, Taylor Thacker &Allison Bates.. STAR GREENHAND AWARD Taylor Thacker, Breezie Hendricks & Drey Ozanich. CHAPTER FARMER AWARDS Jaycee Allen, Cooper Anderle, Madison Blair, Shane Brown, Sam Cude, Ivy Curtis, Skyler Head, Tori Hilton, Makori Gabriel, Hope Lott, Kylee Woody & Kinley Ruskin. STAR CHAPTER FARMER AWARD Halie Standifer HONORARY CHAPTER FARMER AWARD Shane Torix STATE FARMER RECIPIENT Mikayla Evans ALLBAUGH LEADERSHIP AWARD Morgan Miller & Brenden Catlett CRESS MEMORIAL AWARD Mikala Evans & Simeon Fields CHRIS JONES SCHOLARSSHIP Halie Standifer NRCS SCHOLARSHIP Emily Sorge FARM CREDIT SCHOLARSHIP Halie Standifer PHILLIP SPEER FAMILY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Emily Sorge CONNORS STATE COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP Kyntlie Wiles
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Bearcat Soccer Team will open play in the AAAA State Soccer Tournament on Thursday.. Games are played at Southside High School in Batesville.... They will face Hamburg at 5pm... GO BEARCATS! https://www.maxpreps.com/tournament/ws8T8C79EemAzYoOhE8Jsg/yMdTLS79EemAzYoOhE8Jsg/soccer-spring-19/2019-soccer-boys-state-tournament--4a-boys-state-soccer.htm
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Bearcat ZION BARNES signed his letter of intent to play football at McNeese State University today at the Union Bank Center.... GO ZION! GO BEARCATS! https://www.mcneese.edu/
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Monday, May 6th Reminders: Talent Show try outs are this Wednesday after school, 3:30, in the MMS Choir room. Make sure you make arrangements to be picked up. 8th grade Cossatot Trip is tomorrow. There are still 15 yearbooks available for purchase. If you would like one, see Mrs. Lunsford. Lunchtime Weather: Lunch Menu: Line 1 – Nachos, Tacos, Breaded Drumsticks Line 2 – Pizza, Sandwiches, Ham Chef Salad Concession – Hamburger, Chicken Sandwich, Steak Sandwich, Egg Rolls
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Middle School 7th Graders are at the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain this morning for the FINS Fishing Derby! FINS stands for Fishing In the Natural State a program sponsored by the Arkansas Game & Fish Communion... https://www.agfc.com/en/get-involved/classroom/fins/
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Graduation!
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Monday-Rise and Shine the last one and a biggie!!! Wednesday- Nurse's Appreciation Day!!! Thursday-Second Grade Movie Day Friday- House party and Picnic Lunches
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MHS Announcements May 6th, 2019 Seniors sign-up in the office for your final transcript to be sent. FFA Officer application deadline is May 9 Thursday. Also, there will be a FFA officer candidate meeting on May 9 Thursday during enrichment. All FFA members who turned in an officer application are required to attend this meeting. Seniors if you are taking on-line classes at RMCC please return your book to Mrs. Thacker before May 10. Teachers and students you have to have money in your account to eat. No more negative accounts allowed. For any student that would like to volunteer to help serve meals at the Relay for Life Survivors Dinner on Friday, May 17, please see Mr. Philpot today. This will be an opportunity to earn service hours, in addition to contributing to the 2019 Polk County Relay for Life. If you are a senior interested in delivering the speech at graduation, please come by Ms. Kropp’s room for info. The typed manuscript is due today. We will have the annual free physicals on Tuesday, May 14. All coaches will hand out the physical forms. Ladycats will be at 5:30 PM in the UBC and Bearcats will follow. This is the only opportunity to provide free physicals. Seniors, several students have not accepted their Arkansas Challenge scholarships. Check and see if you are pending acceptance. Seniors remember that all fines and lunch balances need to be paid by May 10th. All cap and gowns that have been ordered and not paid for are in the office. Herff Jones is accepting cash only or you can pay on-line. Any FFA member who is interested in attending Arkansas FFA leadership conference June 24-27 needs to sign-up this week with Mr. Collins. Cost will be 40.00 per student. Sign-up with Money Deadline is May 9th. The FFA Banquet will be May 6 Monday at 7 at the Ouachita Center at U of A Rich Mountain. All FFA Members with speaking parts need to be there by 6:15 pm. The FFA Banquet work day will be Sunday at 2 pm at the AG building. For All FFA members who have speaking parts at the banquet. Friday, May 10th is the last day you can purchase a Senior Brick for the Senior Walk. See Mr. Breedlove anytime during the day to purchase a brick. The cost is $20. We have a limited number of 2019 yearbooks available for sale, and can be purchased with cash or check in Mr. Philpot's room 205. The yearbooks will be distributed this Wednesday afternoon at the distribution assembly, but you can purchase and reserve a copy beforehand if you have not already. Lunch: Breaded Drumsticks
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
10 MMS Yearbooks are still available for purchase. $32
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena High School Band Banquet was held Saturday night & the 2019 Awards were announced.. John Philip Sousa Award - Christopher Thompson & Fisher Neufeld Directors Award -- Tilman Portwood Band King - Christopher Thompson Band Queen - Emiley Sorge Outstanding Jazz Musiciam - Fisher Neufeld Outstanding Woodwind Musician - Daniel Green Outstanding Brass Musician - Ayden Ludwig Outstanding Percussion Musician -Summer Loar Outstanding Leadership - Teresa Cude Most Spirited - Pete Floyd Outstanding Marcher - Colby Murphy Outstanding Guard Member - Faith Chaney Most Improved - Jackson Efird Rookie of the Year - Annika Thompson
3 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Middle School Family & Consumer Sciences students heard a presentation on the dangers of smoking & vaping from Harbor House in Fort Smith today... https://www.facebook.com/harborhouseprevention/
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
WE are ready for Father/Daughter Night at HHE!! Thanks to our amazing teachers and parent volunteers that painted a countless number of fingernails this afternoon! You sure brightened these girls’ day!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Ms. Piets' 1st Grade Hero team has been reading all of the different Pig the Pug books. They loved them so much that they decided to write and illustrate their own! We are so proud of their creativity and hard-work!!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School Senior CHRISTOPHER THOMPSON recently attended Scholastic Honor's Day at the Governor's Mansion... Thompson met Governor Asa Hutchison and his wife. Scholastic Honor's Day is a celebration of success as high school students.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The DeQueen / Mena Education Service Cooperative hosted Destination Science on Friday at the Christian Motorcyclist Association… At the conclusion of the event Mena High School student Misael Knight received a $250 Scholarship from The University of Arkansas Rich Mountain…
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The DeQueen / Mena Education Service Cooperative hosted Destination Science on Friday at the Christian Motorcyclist Association… Grades 3-12 from area schools participated & Mena students brought home a bus load of awards… WEB PRESENCE 9-12 1st – Cassidy Ashcraft 2nd Ali Ogden WEB PRESENCE 7-8 1st – Addi Dollar, Ashley Titsworth & Kiera Hall 2nd – Alexia Minzel & Olivia Butterfield VR EXPERIENCE 1st – MMS Kenny Smudrick, Kate McDonald & Lakota Breeden CATAPULT 2nd – HHE – Stella Smith 2nd – MMS – Will Hendricks 3rd – MHS – JR White 2nd – MHS – Austin Rose 1st – MHS – Jacob Flowers EARTHQUAKE 3rd – HHE - Lalee Powell 1st – HHE – Ivan Sanchez 2nd- MHS – Christina Ortiz 1st – MHS - Sam Cross PAPER ROCKET 3rd – HHE – Jeron Smith 1st – MMS – Gabe Corcoran 2nd – MHS – Duncan McCauley 1st – MHS – Amanda Stine PAPER ROLLERCOASTER 2nd – MHS – Morgan Caldwell 1st – MHS – Breezie Hendricks ROBOTIC LEGOS 3rd – MMS – Madison Howard, Trey Day & Mikey Davis ROBOTICS SPHEROS 2nd – MHS – Dax McMillan, Brandon Dong & Beck Vacca 1st – MHS – Zack Graphton & Gavin Gorden OLLIE SPHEROS 2nd – MHS – Gage Gorden, Misa Knight & Mark Thomas EGG DROP 1st – MMS - Jessica Nicholson 1st – MHS – Ian Hughes ELECTRIC CAR 3rd – MMS – Lucas Levering 2ND – MMS – Dayton Lane 3rd – MHS – Jake Brotherton 2nd – MHS – Alex Harper 1st – MHS – Allison Bates GENERATOR 3RD – MHS – Katie Bennet & Annie Wigley 2nd – MHS - Hunter French & Taylor Thacker 1st – MHS - Avery Powell & Trinity Vasquez MYSTERY BOX 2ND - MMS – Layla Sessler, Taylor Nance, Carmen Puckett 1st – MHS – Kadence Barnes, Vanessa Vue, Angel Rodriguez & Levi Williams SAILBOAT 3rd – MHS – Bryce Metrajean 1st – MHS – Tanner Williams TOOTHPICK BRIDGE 3rd – HHE – Mia Drake 2nd – HHE – Trinity Cude 3rd – MHS – Braylee Lewis 2nd – MHS – Sara Simmons 1st – MHS – Nayva Morris Misael Knight received a $250 Scholarship from The University of Arkansas Rich Mountain…
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MHS May 3rd, 2019 Seniors sign-up in the office for your final transcript to be sent. FFA Officer application deadline is May 9 Thursday. Also, there will be a FFA officer candidate meeting on May 9 Thursday during enrichment. All FFA members who turned in an officer application are required to attend this meeting. Seniors if you are taking on-line classes at RMCC please return your book to Mrs. Thacker before May 10. Teachers and students you have to have money in your account to eat. No more negative accounts allowed. For any student that would like to volunteer to help serve meals at the Relay for Life Survivors Dinner on Friday, May 17, please see Mr. Philpot today. This will be an opportunity to earn service hours, in addition to contributing to the 2019 Polk County Relay for Life. If you do not have a 5th period class, there will be students collecting money at the door for entry to the Lip Sync. If you are a senior interested in delivering the speech at graduation, please come by Ms. Kropp’s room for info. The typed manuscript is due today. We will have the annual free physicals on Tuesday, May 14. All coaches will hand out the physical forms. Ladycats will be at 5:30 PM in the UBC and Bearcats will follow. This is the only opportunity to provide free physicals. Seniors, several students have not accepted their Arkansas Challenge scholarships. Check and see if you are pending acceptance. Seniors remember that all fines and lunch balances need to be paid by May 10th. All cap and gowns that have been ordered and not paid for are in the office. Herf Jones is accepting cash only or you can pay on-line. Any FFA member who is interested in attending Arkansas FFA leadership conference June 24-27 needs to sign-up this week with Mr. Collins. Cost will be 40.00 per student. Sign-up with Money Deadline is May 9th. The FFA Banquet will be May 6 Monday at 7 at the Ouachita Center at UofA Rich Mountain. All FFA Members with speaking parts need to be there by 6:15 pm. The FFA Banquet work day will be Sunday at 2 pm at the AG building. For All FFA members who have speaking parts at the banquet. Friday, May 10th is the last day you can purchase a Senior Brick for the Senior Walk. See Mr. Breedlove anytime during the day to purchase a brick. The cost is $20. Lunch: Walking tacos
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS Announcements for Friday, May 3rd Reminders: Talent Show try outs are next Wednesday after school, 3:30, in the MMS Choir room. 8th grade Cossatot Trip Permission Slips need to be turned in asap. The trip is scheduled for Tuesday. 8th grade ETS students will be meeting in the Choir room after these announcements. There are still 15 yearbooks available for purchase. If you would like to purchase one, you can see Mrs. Lunsford after these announcements. Since we did not meet in ACHIEVE this week, all students will be allowed to participate in Flex Friday activities today, unless you are one of the students that needs to see Mrs. Chaney. I will read that list at the end of these announcements. From Mrs. Rose: 7th graders, remember that your fishing derby is Monday, weather permitting. Your group fishing times are posted on the Library windows. You can only use your own fishing pole if you are a car rider or a parent meets you at the pond. You will not be allowed on a bus with a fishing pole. Same thing if you want to keep the fish you catch…a parent or guardian must take the fish home from the pond. Students in Lunch “A”: If you choose to go through the Concession line today, you will need to get your tray, then walk over to the computer by the salad bar, to enter your number. Lunchtime Weather: Lunch Menu: Line 1 – Nachos, Tacos, Walking Tacos Line 2 – Pizza, Sandwiches, Ham Pizza Salad Concession – Flatbread Chicken Melt, Chicken Sandwich, Corn Dog
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School Lunch Menu for May 2019!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Middle School Lunch Menu for May 2019!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to Mena High School senior KYNTLIE WILES... She is a member of the Polk Co 4H Team that finished 1st Overall in Sheep at the Arkansas 4-H State Livestock Judging Contest on Thursday in Little Rock...
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Sr. Boys Soccer team fell to DeQueen today 2-0... The Bearcat's next game will be on Thursday May 9th in the AAAA State Tournament at Southside High School in Batesville...
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Arkansas Activities Association has released the reclassification #'s for 2020-2022 football... http://members.ahsaa.org/…/20-22_Football_Classification_Nu…
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Arkansas Activities Association has released the reclassification #'s for 2020-2022 other than football... http://members.ahsaa.org/public/userfiles/Admin/20-22_Other_Sports_Classification_Numbers.pdf
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Tim Barfield is currently fighting a brain tumor. His wife Sheryl, is a former paraprofessional at HHE,,. They moved to Florida in March so Tim could begin receiving treatments. WE want them to know how much WE love and support them.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Lip Sync skills were on display at the Mena High School Performing Arts Center Thursday Afternoon... Drew & Andy Philpot walked away with the big prize!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Continuing to Grow as Readers with Mrs. Williams https://www.facebook.com/MenaPublicSchools/videos/2197938603627479/
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The winner of the 2019 Mena High School Lip Sync Contest is..... https://youtu.be/rorWHV8ZFMk
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Our second grade went this week and toured Holly Harshman Elementary school where they will be attending 3rd grade next year! One of our Hero teams has been reading about moving to the 3rd grade and writing about their favorite things this school year!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
May 6th - FFA Banquet 7pm @ the Ouachita Center. May 10th - Seniors last day May 14th - Free Physicals in the Union Bank Center 5:30pm Ladycats first & Bearcats will follow. May 16th - MHS Academic Awards Night 6pm in the PAC. May 17th - MHS Honors Assembly 8:30am in the PAC. May17th - MMS EAST Talent Show. Noon in the PAC. May 19th - Graduation 3:00pm Bearcat Stadium May 21st - Mena Preschool Graduation 6:00pm May 22nd - Holly Harshman Elementary Awards 9:00am in the PAC. May 23rd - Last day of school.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS Announcements for Wednesday, May 1st From Mrs. Breedlove: All 6th grade girls that will be on the 7th grade cheer squad next year will need to go to her room after tomorrow’s announcements. Handing out and signing of yearbooks will take place tomorrow during 7th period. If you still want to order one of the extra yearbooks, see Mrs. Lunsford in the EAST room, right after these announcements. 8th grade ETS students will be meeting this Friday during ACHIEVE. From Mrs. Luttmer: Cossatot Field Trip permission slips need to be turned in to her asap. Also, she needs all Science Destination students to check their email. If you are interested in forming a team for this year’s 3-on-3 basketball tournament for Mena’s annual Lum & Abner Festival in June, there are informational flyers posted on the Library windows. Lunchtime Weather: Inside today Lunch Menu: Line 1 – Nachos, Tacos, Frito Chili Pie Line 2 – Pizza, Sandwiches, All American Salad Concession – Hamburger, Hot Dog, Chicken Sandwich
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Due to technical difficulties Mena Middle School will postpone ACT Aspire testing until Thursday, May 2nd... Please spread the word...
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The school choice deadline is today. Follow the link for the forms.. https://www.menaschools.org/o/mena-school-district/browse/51161
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
***UPDATE*** List of events for Sr.'s final days !
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Annual Band Banquet!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Free Physicals!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Students at MHS are making choices on schedules for 2019/2020.. Go to the Mena Public Schools YouTube channel to review what your classes will be all about... Be sure to leave some feed back... Here is an example https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rW4lGLbdwEg&t=3s
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Lip Sync is really taking it up a notch this year. Don’t miss! Thursday @ 12:40 in the MHS PAC. Admission $2. #lipsync2019
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MHS May 1st, 2019 Starting today for teachers and students you have to have money in your account to eat. No more negative accounts allowed. For any student would you like to volunteer to help serve meals at the Relay for Life Survivors Dinner on Friday, May 17, please see Mr. Philpot by Friday afternoon. This will be an opportunity to earn service hours, in addition to contributing to the 2019 Polk County Relay for Life. If you are a senior interested in delivering the speech at graduation, please come by Ms. Kropp’s room for info. The typed manuscript is due by Friday, May 3rd. Don't forget to bring $2 on Thursday to give to your 5th period teacher so that you can attend the Eighth Annual Lip Sync Competition. You won't want to miss it! We will have the annual free physicals on Tuesday, May 14. All coaches will hand out the physical forms. Ladycats will be at 5:30 PM in the UBC and Bearcats will follow. This is the only opportunity to provide free physicals. Seniors, several students have not accepted their Arkansas Challenge scholarships. Check and see if you are pending acceptance. Seniors remember that all fines and lunch balances need to be paid by May 10th. All cap and gowns that have been ordered and not paid for are in the office. Herf Jones is accepting cash only or you can pay on-line. Any FFA member who is interested in attending Arkansas FFA leadership conference June 24-27 needs to sign-up this week with Mr. Collins. Cost will be 40.00 per student. Sign-up with Money Deadline is May 9th FFA Members who are interested in becoming an FFA Officer for next year can pick up applications from Mr. Collins today. The FFA Banquet will be May 6 Monday at 7 at the Ouachita Center at UofA Rich Mountain. All FFA Members with speaking parts need to be there by 6:15 pm. The FFA Banquet work day will be Sunday at 2 pm at the AG building. For All FFA members who have speaking parts at the banquet. See Mr. Breedlove to order a senior brick. Lunch: Frito Chili Pie
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MHS ACT Aspire!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS ACT Aspire !
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Fisher Neufeld!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Fisher Neufeld is the 2019 recipient of the Governor's Award for Musical Excellence. Fisher is a third year choir student. He earned all region choir honors for two years and qualified to audition for all state choir both years. He has been in band for seven years. Fisher earned all region honors on trombone one year and all region jazz band honors on piano for 5 years. He has been an Arkansas All State Jazz Band member for the past 3 consecutive years. He earned the first chair position on piano in the All State Jazz Band in 2019. Fisher studied piano privately for seven years with Warren David and Judy Kropp. Fisher is the son of Jeff and Jerusha Neufeld. The Governor's Award for Musical Excellence is presented to an outstanding high school senior in the spring semester of each school year. At the request of the Governor, the award medallion can be worn at the graduation ceremony. The award is given with the goal of rewarding and recognizing high school seniors for their commitment to excellence in music, regardless of school size or location. It is also the intent of the award foundation to provide motivation for younger students to continue their course of musical instruction. The Governor's Award for Musical Excellence recipient is chosen based on their demonstration of musicianship, teamwork, dedication, character, and attitude.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Louise Durham & Holly Harshman breakfast & lunch menus for May!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Graduation!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Bearcat Soccer Team has advanced to the 4A South District Tournament Semi Finals... They will play DeQueen on Thursday at Arkadelphia... Check out the bracket below...
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Students at MHS are making choices on schedules for 2019/2020.. Go to the Mena Public Schools YouTube channel to review what your classes will be all about... Be sure to leave some feed back... Here is an example https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnrT9r2_-zQ
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Bearcat bats stayed red hot at Hope today.. Mena won the season finale 21-6...The Bearcats finish the season with 6-16 record... GO BEARCATS!!!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Bearcats opened district tournament play on Monday & tied Hope 4-4 at the end of regulation.. The Bearcats out scored the Bobcats 5-4 in the SO to seal the win... Mena will advance & play DeQueen in the semi-finals on Thursday at Arkadelphia... GO BEARCATS!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Trader Bills High School Trail State Championship Bass Tournament on Lake Ouachita. Austin Rose and Evan Graves won the State Championship in the Jr Division. Jarret Burger and Trent Head came in 3rd & Austin Johnston and Cason Canon came in 7th place in the Sr Division.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mrs. Williams' caterpillars have changed into butterflies. A process called metamorphosis, which our students have enjoyed learning about!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Students at MHS are making choices on schedules for 2019/2020.. Go to the Mena Public Schools YouTube channel to review what your classes will be all about... Be sure to leave some feed back... Here is an example https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35pUQTrlVTw
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena track athletes will be leaving for the state meet in Batesville today.. There will be a send off at 2:30pm that will begin at the field house, continue around the bus loop & out the middle school exit on Morrow St... This will give Mena High, Holly Harshman & Mena Middle students a chance to participate... The public is welcome to gather at the Bearcat Stadium parking lot & show your support...
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The food drive for the Arvest Million Meals Campaign ends tomorrow. Please bring canned food items to your enrichment teacher. The class with the most donations will earn a pizza party.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
FFA Members who are interested in becoming an FFA Officer for next year can pick up applications from Mr. Collins on Wednesday May 1. The FFA Banquet will be May 6 Monday at 7 at the Ouachita Center at UofA Rich Mountain. All FFA Members with speaking parts need to be there by 6:15 pm. The FFA Banquet work day will be Sunday at 2 pm at the AG building. For All FFA members who have speaking parts at the banquet.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MHS April 29th, 2019 We will have a track send-off today at 2:30. The library will be closed for lunch A today and tomorrow. Seniors need to meet at 10:15 in the PAC today. Starting Wednesday for teacher and students you have to have money in your account to eat. No more negative accounts allowed. Today we will have the civics test that was re-scheduled from Friday. If you are a senior interested in delivering the speech at graduation, please come by Ms. Kropp’s room for info. The typed manuscript is due by Friday, May 3rd. The Lip Sync Competition Dress Rehearsal is tomorrow, Tuesday at 6:30 pm. Everyone should be there in intended costumes, including the talent acts. Don't forget to bring $2 on Thursday to give to your 5th period teacher so that you can attend the Eighth Annual Lip Sync Competition. You won't want to miss it! The food drive for the Arvest Million Meals Campaign ends tomorrow. Please bring canned food items to your enrichment teacher. The class with the most donations will earn a pizza party. We will have the annual free physicals on Tuesday, May 14. All coaches will hand out the physical forms. Ladycats will be at 5:30 PM in the UBC and Bearcats will follow. This is the only opportunity to provide free physicals. Seniors, several students have not accepted their Arkansas Challenge scholarships. Check and see if you are pending acceptance. Seniors remember that all fines and lunch balances need to be paid by May 10th. All cap and gowns that have been ordered and not paid for are in the office. Herf Jones is accepting cash only or you can pay on-line. FFA Members who are interested in becoming an FFA Officer for next year can pick up applications from Mr. Collins on Wednesday May 1. The FFA Banquet will be May 6 Monday at 7 at the Ouachita Center at UofA Rich Mountain. All FFA Members with speaking parts need to be there by 6:15 pm. The FFA Banquet work day will be Sunday at 2 pm at the AG building. For All FFA members who have speaking parts at the banquet. See Mr. Breedlove to order a senior brick. Students you must scan your ID cards at lunch. Do not get extras unless you have money in your account. Lunch: Steak fingers or bacon cheeseburger
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
4A South Soccer DIstrict Tournament Bracket.. GO BEARCATS!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
What’s on tap at Mena Schools this week? Mark Hobson knows! https://www.facebook.com/MenaPublicSchools/videos/2682467621769311/
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
What a night at the Mena High School Performing Arts Center.. The Bearcat Chorus & the Spotlight Singers had a great performance... Awards were given & Seniors recognized... Be looking for video soon..
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
​The Mena Baseball Team broke out the bats Friday afternoon at Union Bank Park.. Unfortunately Arkadelphia brought theirs to the park as well.. The Bearcats lost 22-12... Mena has one more game to play at Hope on Monday @ 4:30pm...
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Ladycats saved there biggest run output of the season for the finale at Union Bank Park Friday afternoon... Mena defeated Arkadelphia 15-0 & finish the season with a record of 5=15.. 4-8 in conference play..
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena High School Jazz Band performance of "Vertigo".. Recorded on Thursday 4/25/19 @ the Performing Arts Center.. https://youtu.be/4aODWMkk_Vg
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Any parent of our current 10th graders who wants their child's BMI (Body Mass Index) results, please contact Nurse Bobbi Baker at the high school and she will get you a copy. She is unable to send the information home with students, but upon parental request, she can mail/fax/e-mail parents a copy. You may contact Nurse Bobbi Baker by calling the high school at 479-394-1144, or by e-mailing her at bobbi.baker@menaschools.org
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS Announcements for Friday, April 26th Reminders: Today is the deadline to turn in all Talent Show forms to Mrs. Lunsford. Next Tuesday is the deadline for applications for Spotlight Singer Auditions to be turned in to Ms. Taylor. Yearbooks will be arriving next week. They are sending 25 extra copies that are for sale. If you would like to purchase one of these, there are ordering forms in the office. The yearbooks are $33 each. Upcoming Events: Today: Softball & Baseball will be hosting Arkadelphia at 4:30 and the MHS Senior High Choir and Spotlight Singers will have their Spring Concert at the MHS PAC at 7:00. Monday: The Mena boys’ Soccer Team will host the Hope Bobcats at 4:30 for the 1st round of the District Tournament. Lunchtime Weather: Lunch Menu: Line 1 – Nachos, Tacos, Crispitos Line 2 – Pizza, Sandwiches, Ham Pizza Salad Concession – Cheeseburger, Mini Corn Dogs, Chicken Sandwich
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
SCHOOL CHOICE DEADLINE IS WEDNESDAY MAY 1st! Follow the link to School Choice Forms! Please complete both forms - page 1 and page 2. https://www.menaschools.org/o/mena-school-district/browse/51161
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Pre-K & Kindergarten Registration!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Eight seniors played their final concert at Mena High School on Thursday night.. As a group this years seniors have received the sweepstakes award every year of high school... An accomplishment that hasn't happened in Mena for over two decades... GO BEARCATS!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MHS Announcements April 26th, 2019 Baseball and softball will have games here today against Arkadelphia. Seniors need to meet at 10:15 in the PAC Monday. The civic test will be re-scheduled for Monday. If you are a senior interested in delivering the speech at graduation, please come by Ms. Kropp’s room for info. The typed manuscript is due by next Friday, May 3rd. Students if you are going to do an act in the Lip Sync this year, applications and money are due by this tomorrow. The food drive for the Arvest Million Meals Campaign ends next Tuesday, April 30. Please bring canned food items to your enrichment teacher. The class with the most donations will earn a pizza party. We will have the annual free physicals on Tuesday, May 14. All coaches will hand out the physical forms. Ladycats will be at 5:30 PM in the UBC and Bearcats will follow. This is the only opportunity to provide free physicals. Seniors, several students have not accepted their Arkansas Challenge scholarships. Check and see if you are pending acceptance. Seniors remember that all fines and lunch balances need to be paid by May 10th. FBLA officer applications for the 2019-2020 school year are now available in Mrs. Lindsey's and Mrs. Torix's rooms for any FBLA member who would like to be an officer next year. They are due tomorrow. Students since it is turkey season make sure you do not bring any rifles to school in your vehicle. If a gun is found in your vehicle, it is required by law to look and it is a 365 day expulsion. All cap and gowns that have been ordered and not paid for are in the office. Herf Jones is accepting cash only or you can pay on-line. Mr. Breedlove will be taking orders for Senior Bricks. The cost is $20 per brick or $10 to share a brick with another person. Bricks must be paid for in advance. Students you must scan your ID cards at lunch. Do not get extras unless you have money in your account. Lunch: Crispitos or double cheesburger
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS Yearbooks will arrive next week. We have 25 Yearbooks available for purchase. They are $33. Pick up a form today in the office. First come, first serve.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
We are Bearcats!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MHS ACT Aspire Test Dates!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS ACT Aspire Test Dates!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Band Banquet!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
You have seen all of our amazing students at Louise Durham Elementary, but you haven't seen our adorable classroom pets!! We have some of the cutest class pets around!!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena students attended the Arkansas State FFA convention earlier this week: Parliamentary procedure 1st in Southen District and 4th in state..Team members are: Madison Blair, Halie Standerfer, Hannah McDonald, Ivy Curtis, Cooper Anderle,Cooper Hughes, and Cori Hilton 9th Grade Jr. Parliamentary Procedure team placed 5th in Southern District... Team members are: Austin Rose, Breezy Hendrix, Taylor Thacker, Allison Bates, Navya Morris, Drey Ozanich, Cassidy Ashcraft, and Jadelynn Goodner 9th Grade FFA Creed Speaker Allison Bates placed 7th in Southern District Prepared Speaker Ivy Curtis placed 7th in Southern District Mikala Evans received her State FFA Degree (this is the highest degree an FFA member can earn on the state level) Halie Standerfer received a $1,000 Farm Credit of Western Arkansas scholarship.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
EAST students received a special invitation to the Mena Chamber of Commerce Banquet. They presented to a room full of adults approximately 300! I'm so proud and continually moved by their kindness, motivation, and work ethic. They motivate me! — with East Mena Mms.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Public Schools Just now · Mena Middle School Reminders: >Spring pictures are tomorrow 4/26 >Talent Show required items are due tomorrow 4/26 to Mrs. Lunsford. >ACT Aspire Testing will take place next week. >Applications for Spotlight Singer Auditions are due to Ms. Taylor by next Tuesday.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Boys soccer team will be hosting Hope in the first round of the 4A South district tournament. The game will be at 4:30 at Bearcat Stadium on Monday April 29th.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Friday 4/26/19 The Mena Softball team will host Arkadelphia 4:30pm The Mena Baseball team will host Arkadelphia 4:30pm The Mena High School Choir Spring Concert is at 7pm in the Performing Arts Center..
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Baseball Team played a rain soaked game at Union Bank Park on Wednesday.. Nashville won the game 11-1.. The Bearcats will host Arkadelphia on Friday at 4:30pm..
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to former Bearcats Justin Dean & Taylor Harper.. Both are students at Ouachita Baptist University & received their rings Tuesday representing the 2018 Great American Conference Football Championship...
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Studio 205 sits down with incoming principal Mr. Maxwell for a introductory interview of his work and accomplishments in education thus far. Full video coming soon....https://www.facebook.com/931029700301686/videos/2180968452214821/UzpfSTE5MzIxODcyNDA0NDAzOToyNDAzNDk5NjM2MzQ5MjU5/?notif_id=1556125566007677¬if_t=page_post_reaction
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
A few photos from Tuesday night's concert at the Mena High School Performing Art's Center...
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Wednesday, April 23rd Right after these announcements, Mr. Sherrer will meet with all 6th & 7th grade students in the Gym. From Mrs. Ellison: Regarding her math mailbox: Please return the makeup work to the mailbox that does not belong to you. All items in the Lost-and-Found box will be bagged up at the end of Lunch “B’ today. Today is your last chance to look for you missing items. Spring pictures are Friday. Friday is the deadline for you to turn in your required items for the Talent Show to Mrs. Lunsford. Upcoming Events: Today: MHS Softball & Baseball will host Nashville today. First pitch for the Bearcats is at 3:45 and first pitch for the Lady Cats is 4:30 Tomorrow: Spring Band Concerts will be held at the MHS PAC, beginning at 7:00 p.m. Friday: Softball & Baseball will be hosting Arkadelphia at 4:30 and the MHS Senior High Choirs will have their Spring Concert at the MHS PAC at 7:00. Lunchtime Weather: Lunch Menu: Line 1 – Nachos, Tacos, Ravioli Line 2 – Pizza, Sandwiches, All American Salad Concession – Cheeseburgers, Hot Dogs, Chicken Sandwich
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MHS April 24th, 2019 Softball and baseball will have a game here today against Nashville. Sci-Fi Club will have a meeting in the Art Room today during Enrichment. Sci-Fi Club officer Applications for next year are due today by the end of school. Students if you are going to do an act in the Lip Sync this year, applications and money are due by this Friday. The food drive for the Arvest Million Meals Campaign ends next Tuesday, April 30. Please bring canned food items to your enrichment teacher. The class with the most donations will earn a pizza party. We will have the annual free physicals on Tuesday, May 14. All coaches will hand out the physical forms. Ladycats will be at 5:30 PM in the UBC and Bearcats will follow. This is the only opportunity to provide free physicals. Seniors, several students have not accepted their Arkansas Challenge scholarships. Check and see if you are pending acceptance. Seniors remember that all fines and lunch balances need to be paid by May 10th. FBLA officer applications for the 2019-2020 school year are now available in Mrs. Lindsey's and Mrs. Torix's rooms for any FBLA member who would like to be an officer next year. They are due Friday. Students since it is turkey season make sure you do not bring any rifles to school in your vehicle. If a gun is found in your vehicle, it is required by law to look and it is a 365 day expulsion. All cap and gowns that have been ordered and not paid for are in the office. Herf Jones is accepting cash only or you can pay on-line. Mr. Breedlove will be taking orders for Senior Bricks. The cost is $20 per brick or $10 to share a brick with another person. Bricks must be paid for in advance. Students you must scan your ID cards at lunch. Do not get extras unless you have money in your account.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats finished as the runner up in the 7-4A District Track Meet on Tuesday at Bearcat Stadium & the Bearcats finished 4th...Follow the link to see full results.. https://ar.milesplit.com/meets/340250/results#.XMBc8uhKjIW
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Band Spring Concert is this Thursday 4/25 at 7pm in the Mena High School Performing Arts Center... See you there...
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats lost 9-1 at DeQueen Monday afternoon... Mena will host Nashville on Thursday at 4:30pm..
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Baseball team lost a close game Monday evening in DeQueen 8-7... Mena will host Nashville on Thursday at 4:30pm..
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena won their final home game of the season Monday night.. The Bearcats beat Arkadelphia 4-0...
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycats soccer yeam played their season finale Monday night & lost 6-0 to Arkadelphia!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Monday was a special night for Mena Soccer as the Seniors were recognized between games at Bearcat Stadium.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
I am a Bearcat!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
April 24th Baseball vs Nashville @ Union Bank Park 4:30pm Softball vs. Nashville @ Union Bank Park 4:30pm
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
April 23rd Sr, District Track Meet at 11:00am in Bearcat Stadium Mena Middle School Choir Concert at 7:00pm in the Performing Arts Center.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
This project was initiated by Arvest Bank and will benefit local families through 9th Street Ministries. The drive ends on April 30th.Donation boxes will be located in the classrooms at Mena High School & students may contribute toward paying off a library fine.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
I am a Bearcat!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
We are Bearcats!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS Announcements for Monday, April 22nd Today is the 155th day of school with only 23 school days remaining. The 6th grade ETS students will be meeting in the Choir Room after these announcements. The deadline to sign up for next month’s talent show has passed. However, all students who did sign up have until this Friday to turn in your signed permission slip and your song lyrics to Mrs. Lunsford. Upcoming Events: Today: Tonight is Senior night for our Soccer teams, as they host Arkadelphia. Lady Cats will begin at 5:00, followed by the Bearcats. Recognition of seniors will take place in-between games. Tomorrow: The Sr. High District Track Meet will be going on tomorrow at Bearcat Stadium beginning at 11:00 a.m. and the MMS Spring Choir Concert is tomorrow evening, 7:00 pm, at the MHS PAC. Wednesday: MHS Softball & Baseball will host Nashville at 4:30. Thursday: Spring Band Concerts will be held at the MHS PAC, featuring the Beginning Band, followed by the MMS Band, and then the MHS Band. The Beginning Band will start at 7:00. Friday: MHS Softball & Baseball will be hosting Arkadelphia at 4:30, and the MHS Senior High Choirs will have their Spring Concert at the MHS PAC at 7:00. Lunchtime Weather: Lunch Menu: Line 1 – Nachos, Tacos, Burrito Line 2 – Pizza, Sandwiches, Ham Chef Salad Concession – Bacon Cheeseburger, Steak Sandwich, Chicken Sandwich
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
5th grade students will soon be choosing their elective class for next year, and one of their options is beginning band! If students or parents would like more information about the Mena Band program, they can visit us at https://menabands.weebly.com/ For more information about the benefits of music, or for videos including instrument demonstrations, please visit https://www.bepartofthemusic.org/group/index.php?id=535 For answers to Frequently Asked Questions, go to https://menabands.weebly.com/frequently-asked-questions.html
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Ganeday
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Kindergarten Registration
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Graduation!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MHS April 22nd, 2019 Soccer will play Arkadelphia here today. Softball and Baseball will play at DeQueen today. We will have the annual free physicals on Tuesday, May 14. All coaches will hand out the physical forms. Ladycats will be at 5:30 PM in the UBC and Bearcats will follow. This is the only opportunity to provide free physicals. Seniors, several students have not accepted their Arkansas Challenge scholarships. Check and see if you are pending acceptance. Seniors remember that all fines and lunch balances need to be paid May 10th. Seniors if you are interested in the Phillip Stanley scholarship for students interested in Forestry, AG science, Environmental Science, Earth Science or related field of study. See Mrs. Gross. BFI will have a volleyball tournament May 2nd. Contact BFI for more information. FBLA officer applications for the 2019-2020 school year are now available in Mrs. Lindsey's and Mrs. Torix's rooms for any FBLA member who would like to be an officer next year. They are due April 26. Students since it is turkey season make sure you do not bring any rifles to school in your vehicle. If a gun is found in your vehicle, it is required by law to look and it is a 365 day expulsion. All cap and gowns that have been ordered and not paid for are in the office. Herf Jones is accepting cash only or you can pay on-line. Mr. Breedlove will be taking orders for Senior Bricks. The cost is $20 per brick or $10 to share a brick with another person. Bricks must be paid for in advance. Students you must scan your ID cards at lunch. Do not get extras unless you have money in your account. Lunch: Burrito w/cheese, bacon cheeseburger, and steak sandwich Sci-Fi Club meeting in the Art Room this Wednesday during Enrichment. Sci-Fi Club officer Applications for next year are due this Wednesday the 24th by the end of school.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to the 2019 Mena High School Bearcat Weightlifting Team for finishing State Runner-up in Class AAAA at Alma today ZION BARNES finished 3rd overall in the 259# weight class & NOAH SWALL was 3rd in the 165# weight class..GO BEARCATS!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Final from Bearcat Stadium SG / Pulaski Academy-11, Mena-0SB / Pulaski Acaemy-2 Mena-1 Mena will play it's last Home game on Monday 4/22 when they play Arkadelphia!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Students in Mrs. Puckett's Pre-AP Geometry class at MHS participated in a lesson today, which involved making hologram projectors using their phones.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mr. Charles Morgan & the Mena High School Jazz Band performed for the residents at Rich Mountain Nursing & Rehab this afternoon. Check out FISHER NEUFELD on the piano solo...https://youtu.be/C7of7_D52nw
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mr. Charles Morgan & the Mena High School Jazz Band performed for the residents at Rich Mountain Nursing & Rehab this afternoon... GO BAND! GO BEARCATS! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxVTqzxMblk posted
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
30+ Mena High School students attended the job fair this morning at UA Rich Mountain.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
School out Friday April 19th!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mrs. Lyle's Firsties at Louise Durham elementary experimenting with different ways to dye Easter eggs!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Today was a great day filled with skits and workshops all about the 1950s! American History and Theatre/Drama classes came in today and learned about the fashion of the ‘50s, the dances, communism, and McCarthyism.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Sewing is just getting underway for Mena Middle School Family & Consumer Science students..
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Middle school ran it's first test of our new voice call system today... The message was regarding today's parent teacher conference... If you received this call and failed to answer you may have thought the school was calling in regard to your student or some type of emergency... This was not the case... Parent's can help eliminate any confusion by setting up your voice mail or by clearing out your voice mail messages if it is full... The plan is for this to become a new tool to notify parents about events that effect you and our students...
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mrs. Miller and Mrs. Castors second grade classes enjoyed the gorgeous spring weather and a good book last week!!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena hosted the 7-4A Jr. High District Track Meet on Monday at Bearcat Stadium. Both Mena teams finished in 3rd place... Here are the individual results beginning with the Jr. Girls.. High Jump - 4th Grayson Fairless / 8th Alex Harper Long Jump - 5th Madi Lyle Triple Jump - 6th Madi Lyle Shot Put - 5th Bethany Godwin Discus - 2nd Caroline Cannon / 4th Carleigh Smart Pole Vault -5th Bethany Godwin 4x800 - 1st Mena 100 Hurdles - 4th Danielle Hill / 8th Lyla Biefeldt 100 Dash - 5th Lane Mickkalee 1600 - 1st Kiera Hall / 2nd Jancey Harris / 8th Gracie Fairless 4x100 - 3rd Mena 400 Dash - 1st Jayden Harris / 6th Vivi Denton 300 Hurdles - 3rd Danielle Hill / 5th Sophia Vacca / 8th Lyla Biefeldt 800 - 1st Alex Harper / 2nd Keira Hall 4x400 - 2nd Mena Now for the Jr. Boys individual results.. High Jump - 3rd Ashton Powell / 5th Cody Bollmeyer Long Jump - 2nd Caleb Peters Triple Jump - 2nd Caleb Peters / 7th Alex Rocha Shot Put - 1st Logan Yang Pole Vault - 4th Tre McMellon 4x800 - 3rd Mena 110 Hurdles - 4th Connor Efird / 8th Cody Bollmeyer 1600 - 4th Caleb Peters / 5th Tre McMellon 4x100 - 6th Mena 400 Dash - 6th Caleb Peters 300 Hurdles - 4th Connor Efird 800 - 4th Caleb Peters / 7th Tre McMellon / 8th Alex White 4x400 - 4th Mena
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The annual free physicals will be on Tuesday, May 14. ALL COACHES will hand out physical forms soon. Ladycats will be at 5:30pm in the Union Bank Center and Bearcats will follow. This is the only opportunity we can provide for the free physicals.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MHS will NOT be having Parent Teacher Conferences this week; rather, we will have conferences on May 20 to discuss Student Success Plans and student exemptions with parents. Please save the date for May 20.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
April 17th, 2019 The library is closed today during class & during Lunch A and B. NHS will have a meeting today in room 312 during Enrichment. We will have the annual free physicals on Tuesday, May 14. All coaches will hand out the physical forms. Ladycats will be at 5:30PM in the UBC and Bearcats will follow. This is the only opportunity to provide free physicals. Students come by the EAST room to get your prom pictures from the photobooth. Seniors, several students have not accepted their Arkansas Challenge scholarships. Check and see if you are pending acceptance. Seniors remember that all fines and lunch balances need to be paid May 10th. Seniors if you are interested in the Phillip Stanley scholarship for students interested in Forestry, AG science, Environmental Science, Earth Science or related field of study. See Mrs. Gross. Students if you are interested in attending Camp Shriver, July 21-25. Pick up and application from Mrs. Tompkins There will be a tennis meeting during Enrichment today for anyone interested in playing tennis next Fall in room 303. Juniors and Seniors who would like to attend Job Fair Thursday, April 18 during 3rd period, please sign up in counseling center. Bearcats for a Cure is taking donations of Easter eggs and candy for the Egg my Yard fundraiser. If you donate you will be given an hour of community service. Please bring donations to Mrs. Wilson or Mrs. Hobson by today. BFI will have a volleyball tournament May 2nd. Contact BFI for more information. If you are interested in showing livestock they will have sign-ups in the AG building. Today is the deadline for anyone interested in applying to be on next year's Yearbook Staff, see Mr. Philpot. The deadline for turning in FFA greenhand and chapter degree applications will be tomorrow. FBLA officer applications for the 2019-2020 school year are now available in Mrs. Lindsey's and Mrs. Torix's rooms for any FBLA member who would like to be an officer next year. They are due April 26. Students since it is turkey season make sure you do not bring any rifles to school in your vehicle. If a gun is found in your vehicle, it is required by law to look and it is a 365 day expulsion. There will be a meeting at the Ag building today during enrichment with all FFA members who will be participating in leadership events at state convention. Also, the ag mechanics, Forestry, and electricity teams need to come to ag building during enrichment on Wednesday for group pictures. All FFA Members who are competing in leadership events at State Convention will be leaving from the Ag building on April 22 Monday at 6:00 am. Bring your Official dress with you. All cap and gowns that have been ordered and not paid for are in the office. Herf Jones is accepting cash only or you can pay on-line. Mr. Breedlove will be taking orders for Senior Bricks. The cost is $20 per brick or $10 to share a brick with another person. Bricks must be paid for in advance. Students you must scan your ID cards at lunch. Do not get extras unless you have money in your account. Lunch: Bacon and cheese baked potato, hot dog, or chicken sandwich
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena ended a two game skid with a big 6-0 win over Cossatot on Tuesday evening at Bearcat Stadium... Mena soccer will host Pulaski Academy on Thursday,, Games begin at 4:30pm,,,
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mr. Dale Query made a special effort to attend the Mena School Board meeting Tuesday night. He was there to present Mena Superintendent Benny Weston with a certificate naming him as the Arkansas Rural Education Association's Superintendent of the Year...
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
A big 6th inning wasn't enough as the Bearcats fell to Bauxite 10-6 Tuesday at Union Bank Park... Mena will host Murfreesboro on Thursday at 4:30pm..
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Ladycats found the back of the net just once & Cossatot ran away with a 4-1 win at Bearcat Stadium Tuesday afternoon... Mena will host Pulaski Academy on Thursday at 5:00pm...
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Ladycat's struggles continue with an 11-1 loss at the hands of the Bauxite Lady Miners at Union Bank Park Tuesday afternoon.. Mena will play at DeQueen on Friday at 4:30pm..
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
We had some extra special visitors today at Louise Durham! Rich Mountain Nursing and Rehabilitation Center surprised our students with the Easter Bunny and snacks for their classroom! The students really enjoyed the book read to them by the residents!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School Juniors and Seniors, be sure and go by the EAST room to get your prom pictures from the photo booth. They can email or airdrop them to you, and they have also been posted to MHS EAST Facebook Page.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Middle School Parent Teacher Conference!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
We are Bearcats!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to Mena High School Senior Connor Harvey! Harvey signed his letter of intent to play basketball at Southern Arkansas University.... GO CONNOR !!! GO BEARCATS!!!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Soccer teams made the long trip to Little Rock to play Robinson on Monday... S.G. / Robinson-3 Mena-0 S.B. / Robinson-4 Mena-3 Mena will host Cossatot on Tuesday at Bearcat Stadium.. Games start at 5pm...
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Spotlight Singers auditions will be held Friday, May 10, in the high school choir room. The auditions will begin at 3:30. Eighth grade girls who are interested in auditioning for the ensemble can get an application from Ms. Taylor.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Jr. Girls & Jr. Boys track teams competed in the 7-4A District Meet today at Bearcat Stadium... We will post results as soon as they become available... GO BEARCATS!!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Arkansas Department of Education released today the 2018 Report Cards for Polk County schools & we are proud of all our Mena campuses... Follow the link for more info.... GO BEARCATS!!!! https://myschoolinfo.arkansas.gov/Schools/Search…
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcements for Monday, April 15th Parent / Teacher Conferences will be this Wednesday in our Cafeteria from 3:30 – 6:30. Reminders: Throw your breakfast trash away so that you can continue to eat it outside. 7th & 8th graders can check their student emails for EAST & Yearbook Staff applications. Check the Lost-and-Found box. There will be no school this Friday. Spring pictures are one weed from Friday. Extra forms are in the office, Upcoming Events: Today: The Jr. High District Track Meet is being conducted at Bearcat Stadium. Tomorrow: Softball/Baseball hosting Bauxite @ 4:30. Both Soccer teams hosting Cossatot @ 5:00. Wednesday: Parent/Teacher Conferences Thursday: Baseball hosting Murfreesboro @ 4:30. Both Soccer teams hosting Pulaski Academy @ 5:00. Lunch Menu: Line 1 – Nachos, Tacos, Burrito with Cheese Sauce Line 2 – Pizza, Sandwiches, Turkey Cobb Salad Concession – Hamburger, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Chicken Tenders
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena FFA assisted the local Farm Bureau with a parking lot project recently. Members participating were Brendon Catlett, Drey Ozanich, Simeon Fields, Sam Cude, Cooper Anderlee and Kinley Ruskin.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
April 15th, 2019 Jr. High track will have their district meet here today. Soccer will play at Robinson today. 10th grade meeting in the PAC during enrichment for all 10th graders on Tues, April 16th. There will be a tennis meeting during Enrichment on Wednesday April 17th for anyone interested in playing tennis next Fall in room 303. Juniors and Seniors who would like to attend Job Fair Thursday, April 18 during 3rd period, please sign up in counseling center. Bearcats for a Cure is taking donations of Easter eggs and candy for the Egg my Yard fundraiser. If you donate you will be given an hour of community service. Please bring donations to Mrs. Wilson or Mrs. Hobson by tomorrow. BFI will have a volleyball tournament May 2nd. Contact BFI for more information. If you are interested in submitting a lip sync contest entry, see Ms. Kropp. Anyone interested in applying to be on next year's Yearbook Staff, the applications are now available in Mr. Philpot's room 205. Return applications by next Wednesday the 17th. The deadline for turning in FFA greenhand and chapter degree applications will be Friday April 17. FBLA officer applications for the 2019-2020 school year are now available in Mrs. Lindsey's and Mrs. Torix's rooms for any FBLA member who would like to be an officer next year. They are due April 26. Students since it is turkey season make sure you do not bring any rifles to school in your vehicle. If a gun is found in your vehicle, it is required by law to look and it is a 365 day expulsion. There will be a meeting at the Ag building on Wednesday during enrichment with all FFA members who will be participating in leadership events at state convention. Also, the ag mechanics, Forestry, and electricity teams need to come to ag building during enrichment on Wednesday for group pictures. All FFA Members who are competing in leadership events at State Convention will be leaving from Ag building on April 22 Monday at 6:00 am. Bring your Official dress with you. Art Club officer applications are now available for any interested art club member. Deadline to submit applications will be tomorrow at noon. All cap and gowns that have been ordered and not paid for are in the office. Herf Jones is accepting cash only or you can pay on-line. Mr. Breedlove will be taking orders for Senior Bricks. The cost is $20 per brick or $10 to share a brick with another person. Bricks must be paid for in advance. Students you must scan your ID cards at lunch. Do not get extras unless you have money in your account. Lunch: Breaded drumsticks, cheeseburger, rib patty sandwich or chicken
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
There will be a meeting at the Ag building on Wednesday during enrichment with all FFA members who will be participating in leadership events at state convention. Also, the ag mechanics, Forestry, and electricity teams need to come to ag building during enrichment on Wednesday for group pictures. All FFA Members who are competing in leadership events at State Convention will be leaving from Ag building on April 22 Monday at 6:00 am. Bring your Official dress with you.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Last week was Arkansas Childrens Week for Pre-School and boy did our kids have a blast! We had such a fun-filled week here at LD!! https://www.facebook.com/LouiseDurhamElementary/videos/891935287840654/
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson gets you ramped up for another big week at Mena Public Schools... https://www.facebook.com/MenaPublicSchools/videos/348174342712769/
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Gameday!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
April 15th, 2019 Jr. High track will have their district meet here today. Soccer will play at Robinson today. 10th grade meeting in the PAC during enrichment for all 10th graders on Tues, April 16th. There will be a tennis meeting during Enrichment on Wednesday April 17th for anyone interested in playing tennis next Fall in room 303. Juniors and Seniors who would like to attend Job Fair Thursday, April 18 during 3rd period, please sign up in counseling center. Bearcats for a Cure is taking donations of Easter eggs and candy for the Egg my Yard fundraiser. If you donate you will be given an hour of community service. Please bring donations to Mrs. Wilson or Mrs. Hobson by tomorrow. BFI will have a volleyball tournament May 2nd. Contact BFI for more information. If you are interested in submitting a lip sync contest entry, see Ms. Kropp. Anyone interested in applying to be on next year's Yearbook Staff, the applications are now available in Mr. Philpot's room 205. Return applications by next Wednesday the 17th. The deadline for turning in FFA greenhand and chapter degree applications will be Friday April 17. FBLA officer applications for the 2019-2020 school year are now available in Mrs. Lindsey's and Mrs. Torix's rooms for any FBLA member who would like to be an officer next year. They are due April 26. Students since it is turkey season make sure you do not bring any rifles to school in your vehicle. If a gun is found in your vehicle, it is required by law to look and it is a 365 day expulsion. There will be a meeting at the Ag building on Wednesday during enrichment with all FFA members who will be participating in leadership events at state convention. Also, the ag mechanics, Forestry, and electricity teams need to come to ag building during enrichment on Wednesday for group pictures. All FFA Members who are competing in leadership events at State Convention will be leaving from Ag building on April 22 Monday at 6:00 am. Bring your Official dress with you. Art Club officer applications are now available for any interested art club member. Deadline to submit applications will be tomorrow at noon. All cap and gowns that have been ordered and not paid for are in the office. Herf Jones is accepting cash only or you can pay on-line. Mr. Breedlove will be taking orders for Senior Bricks. The cost is $20 per brick or $10 to share a brick with another person. Bricks must be paid for in advance. Students you must scan your ID cards at lunch. Do not get extras unless you have money in your account. Lunch: Breaded drumsticks, cheeseburger, rib patty sandwich or chicken sandwich
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Holly Harshman students make mouse creations after reading Tale of Despereaux.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
DeQueen grabbed the conference lead with a 3-0 win over Mena Friday afternoon at Bearcat Stadium.. Mena is back in action at Joe T. Robinson on Monday!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Ladycat soccer team ran into a tough DeQueen squad at Bearcat Stadium Friday afternoon & lost 6-0...Mena will play at Joe T. Robinson on Monday..
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena fell behind right out of the gate & Hackett never looked back enroute to an 11-1 win over the Ladycats Friday afternoon, Mena will hosr Bauxite on Tuesday at Union Bank Park..
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations Connor Harvey! Easton Leonard of the Mena Star presented Connor with the 1st Annual Polk County High School Basketball Player of the Year Award today...
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Congratulations to the Mena High School Spotlight Singers!!! Division II Excellent at state!!!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Holly Harshman Students are going to beat the test next week with a little help from Mr. Jackson! ACTAspire Testing for 3rd - 5th grades continues thru Thursday 4/18 https://www.facebook.com/MenaPublicSchools/videos/2196632597093672/
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Holly Harshman Elementary testing pep rally ---ACTAspire Testing for 3rd - 5th grades continues thru Thursday 4/18
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena High School Cheerleaders spent the afternoon at Holly Harshman Elementary getting students fired up for next week's ACT Aspire testing with a pep rally! https://www.facebook.com/MenaPublicSchools/videos/600366253813023/
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
New Mena High School Principal David Maxwell spoke to the 8th grade students at Mena Middle School today! https://www.facebook.com/MenaPublicSchools/videos/379527419562879/
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Students are still enjoying their LiveSchool points today! We have Happy Notebooks being made and students in the Principal Chair around Louise Durham!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Alexia Minzel, Kate McDonald, Renessa Ricker, Charlie Mock, and Layla Spenser are attending the 2019 Girls of Promise Conference in Little Rock. http://girlsofpromise.org/conference/
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Graduation!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
UPCOMING EVENTS! May 10th - MHS Seniors last day May 19th - MHS Graduation 3:00pm May21st - Mena Preschool Graduation 9am PAC May 23rd - 4th Grading Period / Second Semester ends & last day of school
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS PTC!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS Announcements for Friday, April 12th Today is the 150th day of school, with only 28 school days remaining. Parent / Teacher Mid Term Conferences will be next Wednesday. There is starting to be a lot of breakfast trash left outside in the mornings, even though there are several large trashcans nearby. If this problem continues, you will no longer be allowed to take breakfast outside. From Mrs. Lunsford: To sign up for EAST or Yearbook Staff for next year, see your student e-mail. The form has been sent to all 6th and 7th graders. The lost-and-found box is overflowing again. Please check it for missing items. There will be no school one week from today (Good Friday). The Special Olympics will be taking place at Bearcat Stadium today beginning at 1:00 and ending between 3:30 – 4:00. Reminder: In order to attend, your parent must call or come by to check you out, unless you are going with a coach or teacher as part of a group. Upcoming Events: Today: 1:00 = Special Olympics at Bearcat Stadium 4:30 = Lady Cat Softball team will host Hackett 5:00 = Lady Cat Soccer will host De Queen 7:00 = Bearcat Soccer will host De Queen Attention all 8th graders: Today after lunch, instead of going to 5th period class, you will go to the Cafeteria for a short meeting the Mr. David Maxwell, who will be your new Principal at MHS next year. Lunch Menu: Line 1 – Nachos, Tacos, Chicken Spaghetti Line 2 – Pizza, Sandwiches, Ham Pizza Salad Concession – Cheeseburger, Corn Dog, Chicken Sandwich
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Holly Harshman students are ready to rock the test! The ACTAspire Testing for 3rd - 5th grades will be Monday 4/15 thru Thursday 4/18.... https://www.facebook.com/MenaPublicSchools/videos/647754275663404/
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena Mayor Seth Smith was at the Middle School today for a special event. Smith was surrounded by BADD (bearcats against destructive decisions) students as he signed a proclamation making April Alcohol Awareness Month in Mena.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Addie did an amazing job with the announcements this Fabulous Friday morning!!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FRIDAY 4/12/19 Softball will play Hackett here today. Soccer will have a game here today against DeQueen. Tomorrow is the April ACT. Please bring ACT ticket, ID, pencil, calculator, water, and snack. Park on middle school parking lot and enter through doors by English rooms. Be here at 7:45. Testing begins at 8. There will be a tennis meeting during Enrichment on Wednesday April 17th for anyone interested in playing tennis next Fall in room 303. Due to inclement weather the pictures in the park for prom has been canceled. The high school will be open from 4-6pm tomorrow for students and families that would like to take pictures before prom. The students on the junior prom planning committee need to eat lunch A today and load the bus afterwards to go to the college to decorate for prom. Juniors and Seniors who would like to attend Job Fair next Thursday, April 18 during 3rd period, please sign up in counseling center. Bearcats for a Cure is taking donations of Easter eggs and candy for the Egg my Yard fundraiser. If you donate you will be given an hour of community service. Please bring donations to Mrs. Wilson or Mrs. Hobson by Wednesday April, 16. The Freshmen and Sophomores will have a meeting today during Enrichment in the PAC. BFI will have a volleyball tournament May 2nd. Contact BFI for more information. If you are interested in submitting a lip sync contest entry, see Ms. Kropp. Prom will be 8-11 at Ouachita Center. Group photo at 7:45. After prom will be at Silver Screen Theater. The movie will be from 11:30-1:00 then prizes and breakfast will be at Mena High school from 1-2 am. Prom dues are due Friday to Ms. Hendrix. Anyone interested in applying to be on next year's Yearbook Staff, the applications are now available in Mr. Philpot's room 205. Return applications by next Wednesday the 17th. FFA members who are interested in receiving their Greenhand degree, Star greenhand award (9th grade only), Chapter, Degree, or Star chapter award (Seniors only) at the FFA banquet need to pick up applications for Mr. Collins this week. Deadline for turning in FFA greenhand and chapter degree applications will be April 17 Friday. The FFA has a sign-up sheet in the Ag building for the members who are planning to show livestock this year. Senior FFA members, the Chris Jones Memorial Scholarship applications are available. You can pick up applications from Mr. Collins or Mr. Maye this week. Applications are due April 22. FBLA officer applications for the 2019-2020 school year are now available in Mrs. Lindsey's and Mrs. Torix's rooms for any FBLA member who would like to be an officer next year. They are due April 26. Students since it is turkey season make sure you do not bring any rifles to school in your vehicle. If a gun is found in your vehicle, it is required by law to look and it is a 365 day expulsion. Art Club officer applications are now available for any interested art club member. Deadline to submit applications will be April 16th at noon. All cap and gowns that have been ordered and not paid for are in the office. Herf Jones is accepting cash only or you can pay on-line. Mr. Breedlove will be taking orders for Senior Bricks. The cost is $20 per brick or $10 to share a brick with another person. Bricks must be paid for in advance. Students you must scan your ID cards at lunch. Do not get extras unless you have money in your account. Lunch: Chicken spaghetti, cheeseburger, corn dog or chicken sandwich
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Eli did an amazing job being the emcee on Monday, and Keira did an awesome job with the announcements this morning at Holly Harshman Elementary!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Sign up for EAST for next year! Forms available in Mrs. Lunsford's room and on student e-mail.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Waldron Jr. Bulldog Relays were on Tuesday & the results were released today... Here is how the Mena Jr. Girls finished in each event... 100 2nd-Mickkalee Lane 200 4th -Madi Lyle 400 5th-Vivi Denton 800 1st-Keira Hall 2nd-Alex Harper 1600 1st-Keira Hall 2nd-Jancey Harris 4x100 5th-Mena 4x400 1st-Mena 4x800 1st-Mena High Jump 2nd-Alex Harper 7th-Grayson Fairless Long Jump 7th-Madi Lyle Triple Jump 2nd-Paige Parnell 3rd-Madi Lyle Pole Vault 4th-Bethany Godwin Shot Put 3rd-Bethany Godwin Here are the Jr. Boys results 100 5th-Mason Dillard 400 7th-Silas McIntyre 800 6th-Silas McIntyre 1600 4th-Tre McMellon 110 Hurdles 1st-Connor Efird 300 Hurdles 7th-Cody Bollmeyer 4x800 5th-Mena High Jump 5th-Cody Bollmeyer Triple Jump 8th-Colby Davis Pole Vault 8-Tre McMellon https://ar.milesplit.com/meets/336503/results#.XK_NOOhKjIU
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
GT Night is underway at Holly Harshman Elementary.. These students put a great deal of time in their projects... Check them out!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Results from the Waldron 7th grade meet held on Monday 4/8/19 have been released... The Mena girls finished first as a team... Here are the individual results... 100 1st-Jocelyn Hernandez 200 1st-Mickkalee Lane 5th-Jocelyn Hernandez 400 1st-Jancey Harris 3rd-Mallory Farringer 800 2nd-Gracie Fairless 5th-Samara Jaynes 1600 2nd-Gracie Fairless 3rd-Samara Jaynes 100 Hurdles 2nd-Rylee Wiles 4th-Lyla Beifeldt 300Hurdles 3rd-Rylee Wiles High Jump 3rd-Gracie Fairless 5th-Jancey Harris Long Jump 5th-Kiylee Hughes Triple Jump 1st-Lyla Biefeldt 5th-Kiylee Hughes Discus 1st-Caroline Cannon 7th-Mallory Farringer Shot Put 3rd-Mallory Farringer Individual results for the 7th grade boys. 100 1st-Jeff Richmond 4th-Antonio Sanchez 200 4th-Ezaiha Day 5th-Bryten Rose 400 5th-Bryten Rose 800 1st-Hudson Vacca 2nd-Robert Hill 1600 2nd-Robert Hill 110 Hurdles 2nd-Antonio Sanchez 3rd-Dennison Rees 300 Hurdles 3rd-Antonio Sanchez 5th-Dennison Rees 4x100 1st-Mena High Jump 3rd-Aden McClure Long Jump 3rd-Ezaiha Day 6th-Bryten Rose Triple Jump 4th-Jeff Richmond 5th-Antonio Sanchez Discus 5th-Luke Floyd 6th-Reed Henry Shot Put 8th Brady Montgomery
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Announcement #1 Mena High School will be postponing their 4th quarter Parent Teacher Conferences until a later date so we can prepare Student Success Plans and have them ready to discuss with parents. We will update you on the new date as soon as it has been scheduled. *Progress reports will be handed out next Tuesday, April 16th to the students.* Announcement #2 SENIOR PARENTS: Graduation for your student is approaching. Final grades are due on May 10th.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Louise Durham held their Student of the Month assembly this afternoon... Everyone had a great time...
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
You may pre-register your Pre-K and Kindergarten students daily at Louise Durham from 9-2. We are also having a special evening pre-registration today, Thursday, April 11th, from 4-6 in the school office!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The NEHS poetry reading was held today in the Mena High School Library... Those reciting included Devon Davis Ally Wright Ivy Curtis Shylee Head Emily Wagner Annie Baker (10th) Esmerelda Johnson Morgan Puckett Marissa Ortiz Summer Loar Haley Hooper Ms. Gerri Krudwig was proud of these 10th grade students who stood and read in front of their peers!. Follow the link to the Mena Public Schools YouTube Channel! https://youtu.be/P1qmgqR5F8k
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
GAMEDAY!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Our Heroes redeemed their LiveSchool points to enjoy cookies with the counselor yesterday afternoon! We sure do love Mrs. Collins!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Mena Ladycat soccer team played at Centerpoint Wednesday evening & tied the Lady Knights 1-1 in regulation. The Ladycats out scored Centerpoint 4-2 in the SO for the win...Both Mena soccer teams will be in action on Friday when they host DeQueen at Bearcat Stadium...
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
With the rain forecast for Saturday there will be no organized pictures for prom in the park. Instead, we will open up the high school and let students/families take pictures from 4-6 pm inside.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School Juniors gathered in the PAC this afternoon for some presentations about scheduling for their senior years, taking JAG, and when their senior pictures will take place.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Ladycats gave up 4 runs in the 1st & thats all The Lady Rattlers would need to defeat Mena 8-3 on Wednesday afternoon at Union Bank Park... The Ladys are back in action Friday when they host Hackett at 4:30pm.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Middle School Choir spring concert date is Tuesday, April 23. The concert theme is Rockin' the Groove: Music from the 60's and 70's. The audience will be entertained with great hits by the Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, Queen, and many other artists from the time period.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
The Spotlight Singers will travel to UCA in Conway on Friday, April 12, to compete in state choral performance assessment. The ensemble members are focused and determined to give their best performance Friday!!!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
LD Heroes have been having a blast spending their hard earned Live School points at our Live School Store this week!
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Monday 4/15 Holly Harshman Elementary ---ACTAspire Testing for 3rd - 5th grades continues thru Thursday 4/18 Jr High District Track Meet @ Bearcat Stadium 3:30pm Soccer @ Joe T Robinson - 5:00 PM
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
FFA members who are interested in receiving their Greenhand degree, Star greenhand award (9th grade only), Chapter, Degree, or Star chapter award (Seniors only) at the FFA banquet need to pick up applications for Mr. Collins this week. Deadline for turning in FFA greenhand and chapter degree applications will be April 18 Thursday. The FFA has a sign-up sheet in the Ag building for the members who are planning to show livestock this year. Senior FFA members, the Chris Jones Memorial Scholarship applications are available. You can pick up applications from Mr. Collins or Mr. Maye this week. Applications are due April 22.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
MMS Announcements for Wednesday, April 10th Teachers, today I am doing these announcements from a different phone. Please email me and let me know if you still have the same intercom issues with these announcements. If you were absent yesterday, there are extra order forms for Spring pictures in the office. Remember, you are not required to have your picture taken, it is voluntary. Reminder: If you are interested in the co-ed volleyball tournament, visit the Bearcat Foundation web page for the sign up form. From Mr. Goodnight: Any current 7th or 8th grade student that is interested in showing livestock for FFA can go by his room in the next couple of days to sign up. From FBC: Today’s church van may not arrive today until 3:45. From Mrs. Rose: BADD members please plan to wear your shirts on Friday. You will be participating with Mayor Smith's signing of the Alcohol Awareness Month Proclamation. You will also meet during Achieve for a campus clean up. We have had several recent issues with students listening to loud music – sometimes inappropriate music – on the bus. If you want to listen to music on the bus, you must wear earbuds. If you are written up for this, it could be a double violation (bus violation / phone violation). Several students have been roaming the hallways before school. Once you arrive at school you are only allowed to go to the cafeteria or outside. You can go to the library to read or study, with permission from Mrs. Brooks. Some of you have noticed that we are in that time of the year where wasps and bees are starting to become active. Be on the lookout for them and leave them alone. Reminders: Deadline to sign up for the Talent Show is next Tuesday. 7th grade GT will be meeting today after these announcements and 8th grade tomorrow. Upcoming Events: Today: Lady Cat Softball will host Murfreesboro at 4:30 Friday: Lady Cat Softball will host Hackett and both Soccer teams will host De Queen. Lunch Menu: Line 1 – Nachos, Tacos, Burrito Line 2 – Pizza, Sandwiches, Turkey Chef Salad Concession – Rib Patty Sandwich, Chicken Sandwich, Hot Dog
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School April 10th, 2019 Softball will play here today against Murfreesboro. Ladycat soccer will play today at Centerpoint. There will not be a boys game. The Freshmen and Sophomores will have a meeting Friday during Enrichment in the PAC. If you were supposed to be on the AYAA trip today and did not get scheduled for E2 or Flex, please come to Mrs. Torix's room during Enrichment so you can be scheduled for the right location. BFI will have a volleyball tournament May 2nd. Contact BFI for more information. If you are interested in submitting a lip sync contest entry, see Ms. Kropp. Thursday, April 18, there is a Job Fair at UARM during 3rd and enrichment. We will take Juniors and Seniors who want to go. They need to sign up in counseling center if they want to attend Job Fair. Prom will be 8-11 at Ouachita Center. Group photo at 7:45. After prom will be at Silver Screen Theater. The movie will be from 11:30-1:00 then prizes and breakfast will be at Mena High school from 1-2 am. Prom dues are due Friday to Ms. Hendrix. There will be a Junior Prom Planning Committee meeting tomorrow during Enrichment in Ms. Hobson's room. Anyone interested in applying to be on next year's Yearbook Staff, the applications are now available in Mr. Philpot's room 205. Return applications by next Wednesday the 17th. FFA members who are interested in receiving their Greenhand degree, Star greenhand award (9th grade only), Chapter, Degree, or Star chapter award (Seniors only) at the FFA banquet need to pick up applications for Mr. Collins this week. Deadline for turning in FFA greenhand and chapter degree applications will be April 18 Thursday. The 2019 NEHS Poetry Reading will be in the MHS Library tomorrow, see Mrs. Krudwig for more information. The FFA has a sign-up sheet in the Ag building for the members who are planning to show livestock this year. Senior FFA members, the Chris Jones Memorial Scholarship applications are available. You can pick up applications from Mr. Collins or Mr. Maye this week. Applications are due April 22. FBLA officer applications for the 2019-2020 school year are now available in Mrs. Lindsey's and Mrs. Torix's rooms for any FBLA member who would like to be an officer next year. They are due April 26. Students since it is turkey season make sure you do not bring any rifles to school in your vehicle. If a gun is found in your vehicle, it is required by law to look and it is a 365 day expulsion. Art Club officer applications are now available for any interested art club member. Deadline to submit applications will be April 16th at noon. All cap and gowns that have been ordered and not paid for are in the office. Herf Jones is accepting cash only or you can pay on-line. Mr. Breedlove will be taking orders for Senior Bricks. The cost is $20 per brick or $10 to share a brick with another person. Bricks must be paid for in advance. Students you must scan your ID cards at lunch. Do not get extras unless you have money in your account. Lunch: Burrito, rib patty or hot dog. The tortilla line will be closed today
4 months ago, Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
Mena High School juniors hopped on the bus for a short trip to the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain for their annual Junior Day. UARM President & Mena School Board member Phillip Wilson welcomed them to campus... Juniors are learning all about the local college & what they have to offer.
4 months ago, Mark Hobson