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.
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!
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.
MMS Leadership class came to teach our 3rd graders leadership games during enrichment!
The MMS Project Prevent Team met Wednesday to plan their spring semester tobacco/nicotine prevention activities and wrapped lunch break by having a campus trash cleanup!
Congratulations Mena Middle School 8th grader Shooter Davis for taking 2nd place overall at the Polk County Spelling Bee on Wednesday!!!
MMS students during ACHIEVE having fun with Magic Carpet Ride, a team building, problem solving and communication activity.
The 7th and 8th grade teams attended the reading fair competition on Thursday. They won 1st and 2nd place.
Cookies and Canvas at MMS Library had a great turnout on Tuesday. Thank you to Mrs. Manasco, Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. Rose, and Faith Chaney. It was a wonderful time and we can’t wait to do it again!
Mena Middle School Project Prevent Team spread kindness to the teachers today with popcorn, drinks and chocolate.
The Great Kindness Challenge Week will be January 22nd through the 26th! https://www.facebook.com/thegreatkindnesschallenge/
The Mena 7th Grade Ladycats and Bearcats will play in the Mansfield Jamboree this Saturday.
Mena Head Coach Craig Bentley released the 2024 football schedule on Thursday. The season begins on Friday, August 30th at DeQueen. The first home game is September 6th against LR Hall. Homecoming will be October 18th and senior night will be October 25th.
Mena Middle School Elf Visit 2023
Tuesday night was another successful MMS dance. Our next dance will most likely be around Valentine’s Day in February.
The JR Ladycat Basketball team had a great time shopping and wrapping presents for Angel Tree kids Friday night. It was a wonderful team bonding experience.
Congratulations to our MMS grade-level spelling bee winners. They will be headed to the Polk County Spelling Bee next month: 6th grade Briar Robinson Zach Horn Alternate-Joscelyn Bates 7th grade Talen West Sophia Kendrick Alternate -Tanner Cobb 8th grade Camilla Booher Shooter Davis Alternate- Zachary Werkoven
Our zoom meeting with Kwame Alexander (author of The Crossover) and Judy Blume (author of Fudge) at the Mena MIddle School Library was fantastic! They answered one of our student’s questions and we learned a little about building characters in our writing. The highlight was hearing Kwame read his own writing. Thank you Kwame Alexander!
Mena Middle School student Nathan Williamson competed and won first place in the local 2023-2024 VFW Patriot's Pen youth essay contest. Nathan was awarded $300 by the local Veterans of Foreign Wars. His essay was submitted for the state level competition. Congratulations Nathan!