Recently three students from Mena High School got an exclusive chance to step into the shoes of dental hygiene professionals at Dr. Borengasser Family Dental in Fort Smith Arkansas! From learning the ropes of oral care to witnessing firsthand the magic of dental cleaning procedures, these students dove deep into the world of dental hygiene! But the adventure didn't end there! After their enriching experience, they embarked on a tour of the University of Arkansas Fort Smith's campus, paving the way for future possibilities! A special thanks goes out to Dr. Borengasser and his team at Borengasser Family Dental and the University of Arkansas Fort Smith for making this possible.
February Perfect Attendance in Kindergarten.
Kindergarten students continue to level up in Lexia!
Congratulations to our Senior High Quiz Bowl team for placing at Regionals today! We advance to State and will play on April 13th!
A big shout out to all of Mrs. Frost's Lead For Change students at MMS, who have been volunteering to work as peer mentors with their fellow students in Mrs. Parnell's class. This group of Lead For Change students requested the opportunity to work in Mrs. Parnel''s classroom as their service project focus. Their heart and enthusiasm has been a wonderful example to all those around them.
Mrs Ward’s class - their “loot” from the “Book Buffet” that was sponsored by Mena First United Methodist Church!
Mena High School senior Mallory Farringer is a recipient of the Mena/Polk County Enhancement Foundation Scholarship. A $1,000.00 one-time scholarship. Criteria for awarding scholarship: ➢ Academics ➢ Community Service Involvement ➢ Recommendations Mallory pictured with Mena Polk County Chamber of Commerce Board Members Riley Johnson, Tanner Hooper, David Maxwell.
Theatre II students presented the Poe Show Mashup for all Mena High School English classes on Thursday. The cast was Bailey Benner Anna Burt Mddie Dees-Quaker Noah Holman Reagan Molina Ash Seaton Charliegh Self Wesley Smith Kaden Wilson
Congratulations to Finleigh Robertson for being the first student out of the Class of 2027 to complete all 75 state required community service hours that she needs to graduate! Thank you to First Financial for donating a gift basket to recognize this achievement! Pictured above are Paula Jewell from First Financial, Finleigh Robertson, Heather Lackey from First Financial, and Ladatha Hobson, Community Service Learning Lead.
AP Lit students at Mena High School are working on solving a cold case in class as part of our study on the mystery genre and strategies used by those authors.
Mena baseball played Charleston on Tuesday at Union Bank Park. Mena Bearcats-6 Charleston-17 The Bearcats are back in action on Thursday at 5:00pm in Dierks. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter_ids=24460
Mena wrestling competed in the state tournament in Little Rock on Friday and Saturday. Congratulations: 140 State Runner-up - Emery Jai Anderson 215 3rd Place - Carter Cossey 190 4th Place - Guice Anderson 175 4th Place - Brody Peters 165 4th Place - Zach Cline 132 4th Place - Cody Short Congratulations to Coach Zen Valencia and the Bearcat wrestling team on a great season.
This morning Mena FFA held a leadership workshop for our members in the high school safe room! Our workshop was facilitated by former Oklahoma FFA State President Braden Burns. Students learned about what the are passionat about and seeing things from other people’s perceptive. In learning this they also did activities that allowed them to experience those things. Thank you Braden for coming and working with our students!!
Bearcat Chorus and Spotlight Singers competed at Choral Performance Assessment on Thursday. Both choirs performed beautifully and made Mena proud! Spotlight Singers scores qualify them to compete at State CPA in April.
Mena soccer scrimmaged Danville on Thursday at Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium. Ladycats-1 Danville-0 Bearcats-5 Danville-1 The Mena teams will play their season opener on February 29th at Cossatot River. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter_ids=24458,24457
Today is School Bus Driver Appreciation Day ! The Mena School District would like to offer much deserved recognition to the people we rely on to safely transport our students. If you have the opportunity please give thanks to your Mena bus drivers.
There was lots of fun at the MMS Science Night!
On Wednesday first year Mena FFA members were initiated during the annual Greenhand Ceremony! Once the ceremony was over Greenhands went into the shop and dipped a hand in green dye solidifying their initiation into FFA.
Mena High School seniors attended the Career Connect event at the Ouachita Center on the campus of UA Rich Mountain on Tuesday. The Career Connect Reverse Career Fair is a joint effort with five area high schools showcasing our seniors to the local employers.