Huge Thank you to Farm Bureau and Arkansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry for their generation donation of 420 beef sticks toward the backpack program!
Representatives from the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain spoke to Louise Durham Elementary students about the eclipse and how to view it on Friday. On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will cross North America.
Today was MHS Theatre's Word of the Month skit at Louise Durham! Our heroes taught the students how to protect themselves on the internet. The kids were so engaged! We loved it!
Tune in Bearcat News on Monday, September 18th for the weekly report form Louise Durham Elementary featuring KNOX. Knox is a second grade student in Mrs. Trammell's class. Bearcat News can be heard every school day on Mena Public Schools Radio FM101. Tune in at 5:30am 6:00am 6:30am 7:00am 7:30am 8:00am Noon 12:30pm 3:00pm 3:30pm
Claire Williamson and Bridgette Martin with the Polk County Cooperative Extension Service presented a program on hydration to Louise Durham Elementary students on Friday and encouraged them to drink more water.
Tune in Bearcat News on Monday, September 11th for the weekly report form Louise Durham Elementary featuring KAYLA. Kayla is a second grade student in Mrs. Redfearn's class. Bearcat News can be heard every school day on Mena Public Schools Radio FM101. Tune in at 5:30am 6:00am 6:30am 7:00am 7:30am 8:00am Noon 12:30pm 3:00pm 3:30pm
Kindergarten/1st Grade Grandparents Day Thursday at Louise Durham Elementary.
Louise Durham Elementary would like to thank the Polk County Cooperative Extension Office and Nidec Motor Corporation for donating water bottles for our students to use in the schools to keep hydrated!
Louise Durham Elementary would like to thank Nidec for their partnership in helping our students in need. They have donated hoodies for our students for this upcoming winter season.
Tune in Bearcat News on FM101 Tuesday, September 5th for the weekly report from Louise Durham Elementary featuring Bode from Mrs. Trammel's 2nd grade class. Bearcat News can be heard every school day on Mena Public Schools Radio FM101. Tune in at 5:30am 6:00am 6:30am 7:00am 7:30am 8:00am Noon 12:30pm 3:00pm 3:30pm You can also listen on the internet at https://radio.securenetsystems.net/cirruscontent/KJBS
Louise Durham Grandparent's Day is coming up!!!
Louise Durham Elementary held their first Rise and Shine Assembly of the school year on Friday. The attendance award was given and a dance off was held. Mena High School theatre students presented a short play, students and staff who had August birthdays were recognized and Coach Rose lead everyone in the LD Chant.
Big shout out to the Mena Lioness club for their continued support for ALL Polk county students! Because of the Lioness our students are provided with food for the weekend that they may not have otherwise! Backpacks have also been provided this year as well as a freeze dried meal each week! Our community and future is brighter because of organizations such as the Lioness! THANK YOU SO MUCH!
Tune in Bearcat News on Mena Public Schools Radio this Monday for the weekly report from Louise Durham Elementary. Featuring CUTTER a second grader in Mrs. Redfearn's class. Listen on 101.1 FM or online at https://radio.securenetsystems.net/cwa/index.cfm?CFID=f72052df-6b1f-45e3-97c7-dff595a647a1&CFTOKEN=0&stationCallSign=KJBS&fbclid=IwAR0G03cs99oYkPhm1l20swHRNwOXTzY-0IJmi0Zndot1RGesrPPTZcwIirM
Be looking for the Red Around Town Newsletter in your mailbox soon!
District Reading Intervention Coach Katie Thomas and Loise Durham Library Media Specialist Tiffany Williams attended the Arkansas Leadership Academy Instructional Leader Empowerment Cohort this week. ILE is for those within the school system that impact and support teachers and instruction in the classroom. The purpose of Instructional Leader Empowerment is to support growth through a focus on improving instruction in the classroom. ILE provides professional learning and sharing opportunities from both national subject matter experts and local Arkansas educators. Sessions focus on developing and nurturing a plan and process for instructional leaders to impact and support classroom teachers and instruction in the classroom.
The new six foot security fence has been installed and is almost complete at Louise Durham Elementary.
Mena students are on campus and the first day of school is underway!!!
All Mena School District employees met for their annual convocation on Monday morning. Superintendent Dr. Lee Smith spoke to the group and set goals for the coming school year which begins on Wednesday.
Did you know that the school bus is one of the safest vehicles on the road? Less than 1% of all traffic fatalities involve children on school transportation vehicles. However, children are more at risk when approaching or leaving a school bus. It’s important for all drivers, as well as parents and students, to understand school bus safety. https://www.nhtsa.gov/road-safety/school-bus-safety