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.
Congratulations to our Senior High Quiz Bowl team for placing at Regionals today! We advance to State and will play on April 13th!
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.
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.
The Mena Bearcats took home the 4A South Regional Wrestling Championship on Saturday! All 13 wrestlers qualified for state! Bearcat Wrestling is doing Great Things! Next stop the State tournament!
Mena High School hosted the Special Olympics Basketball Skills Competition in the Union Bank Center on Friday.
The Mena FFA CDE Teams competed at the AR Alumni Contest in Hot Springs on Thursday. Ag Mechanics- 5th Overall team, Jonathan Bauman 1st place individual Food Science- 5th Overall Team, Layla Walker- first contest, placed 11th overall Forestry- 6th Overall Team, Waylon Head 3rd place individual Horse- 8th Overall Team Nursery Landscape- 7th place Overall Team Vet Science- 5th Overall Team, Allison Howard 2nd place individual Wildlife- 3rd Overall Team, Dax McMellon 2nd place individual These contests are preparing our students along with after school practices for our Southern District Contest that is March 12.
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The steel framing for the new Hensley Activity Center arrived Monday morning. The building is expected to be complete by the start of the 24-25 school year.
Ladycats competed at the 1-5A South Regionals today and overall as a team finished in 6th place in confrence, 5 out of 7 girls qualified for the state tournament! But all of them have shown incredibly growth and improvement! Great job Ladycats ! Harlee Pannell 4th place Emmi Hensley 3rd place Destiny Hogan 3rd place Emery Anderson 1st place Jolina Butterfield 4th place
The 2024 Wrestling regular season came to an end on Thursday.. The Mena Bearcats won both duals to Lonoke and Pulaski Academy, but fell short to CAC, the Mena Bearcats will be competing at Lonoke High School next Saturday (17th) at regionals for a shot at state! We also had a wrestler get their first win by pin which was an awesome team experience and this picture taken by Jessica Anderson shows the togetherness of these boys and girls. Go Bearcats!