Every year MHJH partners with The Food Bank of North Central Arkansas to raise money for meals by selling paper turkey feathers to students as a teacher recognition activity. Students purchase feathers for 25 cents each to show appreciation for a favorite teacher or recognize one for going the extra mile. The teacher with the most turkey feathers wins! For the past couple years, our journalism students have gotten to work the crime beat by writing a story about two alleged Turkey Bandits – our very own Coach Shrum and Coach King – who were detained by SRO Holland after being accused of stealing turkeys to win the competition. These coaches were great sports for a great cause and were both eventually exonerated on all charges! We love partnering with local charitable organizations to raise money while also recognizing the awesome work our teachers do for their students. Our teachers all say they appreciate recognition from their students more than any other type of recognition they receive!
Does my child do the same things other children his or her age do? Some children need help walking, talking, seeing, hearing, or learning. Child Find is a legal requirement that schools find all children who have disabilities and who may be entitled to special education services. If you feel your child needs help, contact the professionals at your local school district or the Arkansas Special Education Resource Center (ASERC) at 1-800-482-8437. Special education services are available to all eligible children birth to 21, in both public and private, including children who are highly mobile, homeless and wards of the state. Early detection is the key to helping your child get off to a good start. Getting help today prepares your child for future success. For more information call the Mountain Home Public Schools Special Education Department at (870)425-1247. www.archildfind.org
Mrs. Holmes' Foundations of Healthcare class is finishing up their Chapter on Careers in Healthcare. She polled her students on what careers interested them most and then brought in Heather Hilvert DVM, Sarah Dewey RN, Buddy Bodenhammer EMT/Paramedic, Samantha Schmeski RDA, and Dr. Brad Coleman DDS to come speak with my students about the various aspects of their careers. Students got to hear about their schooling, salaries, how to go into that career, and made community partner connections to reach out to in the future if they want to job shadow. Mrs. Holmes said: "We really do live in a wonderful community and I cannot thank these mentors enough for giving up their time to come speak to my students."
**Access to federal funds for families in Arkansas with the Child Tax Credit** Families with no income or low income could get at least $3,000 per child with the Child Tax Credit, plus $1400 with the third stimulus payment - even if they have never filed taxes before (and if they have not yet already filed taxes this year). There is now an easy form for people to file on their mobile devices in 15 minutes or less in English or Spanish. People have until November 15 to sign up this year at GetCTC.org/arschools.
Wednesday is our homecoming parade! Dress in layers and come celebrate! Parade begins at 5:30 at Redeemer Lutheran Church and ends at Guy Berry College & Career Academy. HUGE thanks to everyone who makes this parade possible!
We appreciate Frank Vacco of Vacco Insurance coming recently to speak to Mrs. Holmes Foundations of Healthcare students.
Congratulations to this year's Homecoming Court!
Flu clinic schedule: Oct 7 - Hackler Intermediate School 8:30 am Oct 10 - MHHS 8:30 am MHJH 12:45 pm Oct 11 - Kindergarten 12:45 pm Oct 12 - Pinkston MIddle School 8:30 am GBCCA - 12:45 pm Oct 13 - Nelson-Wilks-Herron Elementary - 8:30 am Flu packets will be sent home prior to the scheduled clinics. No student will receive the flu vaccine without signed consent.
We have another Grandparents Raising Grandchildren educational event coming up on October 6! Please join us at the Mruk Center!
Students who are enrolled in the PASSE program through Medicaid may qualify for additional personal care services.
Have a wonderful holiday weekend! No school Monday! Go Bombers! Beat Harrison! Jake
It is time start preparing for our Special Olympics program here at MHPS! Our district plans to participate in Area II bowling, basketball and track events. As soon as dates and times are available, more information will be provided. In order for a student to participate, they must meet some very specific guidelines. Additionally, they must have a physical. Physical forms will be sent home soon with students. Please direct any questions to Gwen Benton, Special Education Director. 870-425-1247 or email@example.com
Tomorrow is the BIG day! We're ready for a wonderful year! #GoBombers
Congratulations to Coach Phillip Taylor for being this year's recipient of the Butler Furniture $3,500 Teacher Recognition Shopping Spree! What a fantastic gift that the Butlers give each year! Thank you so much for this kindness!
Open House is TODAY! 1-7 p.m.
Hello Bombers, I want to remind you all that early voting on the high school renovation issue begins tomorrow, Tuesday, August 2 and goes through August 8 from 8-4:30 p.m. at the Baxter County Election Commission Headquarters on Fifth Street or at the Baxter County Courthouse. Election day is Tuesday, August 9 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and registered voters who live within district bounds can vote at the following locations: Baxter County Courthouse Baxter County Election Commission Headquarters Baxter County Training Center in Midway Eastside Baptist Church Henderson Fire Station Lakeview Civic Center Northeast Lakeside Fire Station I will be hosting tours of the high school facilities again this Thursday from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. (or until the last tour is complete). This is also a time to come and ask questions or provide feedback. Thank you and have a wonderful evening, Dr. Jake Long, Superintendent
Dr. Long announced this earlier this summer, but this is just a reminder for our families! School Supplies are provided AGAIN this year at MHPS (with the exception of backpacks and lunchboxes)! Go Bombers!
We have some awesome teachers from Pinkston and MHJH at Summit training in New Orleans. So proud of Ms. Minard, Ms. Free, Ms. Perryman, Ms. Kreager, Ms. Fairchild, and Ms. Miller for their hard work this week! They're heading home with great ideas!
Students from Pinkston Middle School and Mountain Home Junior High attended Dixie Band Camp at UCA this week with more than 900 other students from across the country.