Magnolia School District to Hold Annual Flu Clinic
Parent Consent forms will be sent home with students on Monday, October 2.
Retired Sergeant Major, Jody Mallory, recently accepted 155 flags to be retired by Magnolia Junior Charity League. Before taking those flags to Camp Robinson, he stopped by Mrs. Jarvis' first grade class at East Side Elementary to do a presentation on proper flag disposal.
Congratulations to Abigail Alphin and Crystal Carter winners of the MSD Meal Application Promotion drawing!!
Abigail Alphin - $50 Walmart Gift Card
Crystal Carter – All Season Athletic Pass
Please come by the Magnolia School Annex Food Service Department to redeem your prize.
The Magnolia Band Boosters will hold a meeting Tuesday, September 5th. The meeting will be held in the MHS Band Hall and start at 5:30 PM. All band parents and anyone wishing to support the band program are encouraged to attend.
Magnolia Middle School Welcomes “BE PRO BE PROUD” Friday, September 1, 2023
Be Pro Be Proud, Inc. is a workforce development initiative introducing America’s students to technical careers through virtual reality experiences. Be Pro Be Proud works to connect interested students to resources, training, and employment opportunities in the construction, manufacturing, transportation and utilities sectors. Set inside of a 78-foot double-wide tractor trailer, the Be Pro Be Proud organization hopes to use the new mobile workshop as a proving ground for high schoolers who have an aptitude for work in the trades. Today’s skilled professional workforce is aging out and the next generation of new talent is not sufficient to fill the demand. Nationwide, there are an estimated 5.6 million job openings, with approximately 60,000 of these openings here in Arkansas. The majority of these are in high skilled technical fields. The initiative targets many key audiences including high school and nontraditional students, current skilled professionals, legislators, parents, teachers, career coaches and employers to dispel the myths about skilled trade professions, showcase current skilled professionals’ true vocational pride, highlight the many career opportunities available within these trades and provide necessary resources and training to those interested.
According to Mr. Graham, MMS Principal, all the 8th students will have an opportunity to visit the trailer on Friday. “We are also happy to welcome guests from Southern Alunimum, as they have asked to come out and tour and take part of this pivotal day for our students. The plan is shut down the front drive immediately in front of MMS in order to park this 78FT tractor trailer. This is a really neat opportunity for our students, and I certainly want to thank Career Coach Tiffany Fallin and Counselor Kelly Ribble, for their work in preparation to make this day possible. I encourage parents to visit and explore the BeProBeProud website, because this is going to be an awesome day and opportunity to change the perceptions of skilled professions with students, parents, and educators. I know Mr. Ward is excited to host this event within our district and we extend the offer to stakeholders of our community to stop by and visit with us on Friday!”
WENTWORTH PLACE MAKES WATER DONATION TO PANTHERS
Due to the extreme heat advisories currently affecting our area, staff members at Wentworth Place donated water bottles the the Panther football team. Over 200 bottles of water will be used for football practices and games.
Pictured L to R: Wentworth Place employees Brenda Strickland; Pat Johnson; Panther coach, Luke Bowser; and Wentworth Place staff member, Julia Nipper.
East Side Pie and Parent volunteers have been busy this week handing out waters and cold towels to bus drivers and riders this week!
Magnolia Home Access Center (HAC)
HAC has a new URL address. Please go to http://hac23.esp.k12.ar.us
to access your HAC account using your existing login credentials.
MAGNOLIA SCHOOL DISTRICT
Meet the Teacher Day - Friday, August 11 - 9:00 AM - Noon
First Day of School - Monday, August 14
Click Here to View the District Calendar and Events: https://5il.co/21ilf
Great things are beginning to happen for the 2023-2024 year in the Magnolia School District! This week, district staff and administrators were in a two-day professional development to prepare for the new year and set goals for how the District can WIN FOR KIDS!
Wentworth Place - Back to School Bash
August 4, 2023
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
38 Warnock Springs Road
Bounce Houses - Blood Drive - Sno Cones - Hot Dogs for Kids
Free T-Shirts for first 100 kids
Attention, incoming Freshmen and parents:
PANTHER PANTRY WRAPS UP FIRST YEAR OF SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY
The Panther Pantry at East Side Elementary officially wrapped up its first year of service to children and their families in our community. Panther Pantry is a food pantry housed at East Side Elementary School that provides nutritious family meals and snack bags to students and their families to help bridge the food insecurity gap over the weekends. Even though the Panther Pantry is housed on the East Side campus, it has served students from all other Magnolia School District schools by supplementing these campuses as needs occurred.
East Side had a dream to provide their students and families with a little more food security over the weekend. During the first year of operation, 1,736 meals and 612 snack bags were sent home with students from the District.
The success of this program would not have been possible without the support of the Magnolia community, Panther Partners, Partners in Education, East Side staff, volunteers, Magnolia High School coaching staff, and head volunteer and organizer, Amy Sisson.
East Side thanks everyone involved in a program that helped bridge the gap and hopes that you will continue to support and be a part of Panther Pantry the upcoming school year.
One of the Panther Pantry Parents said it best......."Thank you for putting smiles in homes where they might not have as many reasons to smile."
SUMMER MEALS TO BE PROVIDED
The Magnolia School District will run their Summer Meal Program from June 5 - July 20.
Meals can be picked up at Central Elementary School cafeteria Monday - Thursday from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
MAGNOLIA SCHOOL DISTRICT ANNOUNCES LAST DAY SCHEDULE CHANGE
The Magnolia School District will make the following scheduling changes to the last day of school on June 2.
• All students in the District will be dismissed from school at 1:30 pm. Bus schedules will be adjusted the run at 1:30.
• A district-wide staff meeting will be held at 2:00 in the Performing Arts Center on the Magnolia High School campus.
• Superintendent John Ward will address the faculty at that time. Other items include the recognition of this year’s retirees and acknowledgement of the Teachers of the Year from each campus and the 2023 District Teacher of the Year.
New Military Child e-newsletter
The Arkansas Council for Military Children announces the start up of a free monthly e-newsletter! The first edition of the e-newsletter is expected to be sent out in June 2023.
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STUDENTS EARN MHS PLATINUM CLUB HONORS
Seven students at Magnolia High School have earned the distinction of being a member of the 2022-2023 Platinum Club. To be eligible for membership in the prestigious club, a student must have a composite score of 30 or higher on the ACT. Members include:
Left to right: Jasmone Bates, Blake Green, Hunter Manuel, Dorian Pierce, and Dalen Blanchard
Not pictured: Khadija Karim and Rachel Martin
MAGNOLIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOUNDATION AWARDS SCHOLARSHIPS
The Magnolia Public Schools Foundation (MPSF) recently awarded scholarships to three Magnolia High School seniors. Jase Carter, I’Shanna Ellis, and Angel Mayfield were each awarded $1,000.
The Foundation was founded five years ago for two purposes: to provide grants to teachers for enriching the classroom experience for their students with opportunities above the basic experience and to provide scholarship assistance to qualifying high school seniors. In the past five years, MPSF has funded fifteen student scholarships and twenty teacher grants.
Magnolia Public School alumni and patrons are encouraged to participate in these awards. If you would like more information about participation, you may call Jennifer Hubbard 870-904-2018/870-234-6356. You may also mail contributions to Magnolia Public Schools Foundation, P.O. Box 177, Magnolia, AR 71754. All donations are tax deductible.
Pictured left to right: Jennifer Hubbard, MPSF board member; I’Shanna Ellis; Jan Story, MPSF board member; Jase Carter; Whitney Whitelaw, MPSF board member; and Angel Mayfield.
MAGNOLIA JUNIOR CHARITY LEAGUE AWARDS SCHOLARSHIP
Magnolia High School seniors, Jasmine Glover and Jase Carter, were recently awarded a scholarship from members of the Magnolia Junior Charity League (MJCL). Each student received a $1,000 award that may be used to attend Southern Arkansas University or SAU-Tech.
The members of the MJCL organization volunteer to promote projects that improve Columbia County by assisting the needs of the children of the community.
Pictured: Amy Rogers (MJCL), Jase Carter, Jasmine Glover, and Bonnie Keith (MJCL)