STUDENTS EARN MHS GOLD CLUB MEMBERSHIP Nineteen students at Magnolia High School have earned the distinction of being a member of the 2022-2023 Gold Club. To be eligible for membership in the prestigious club, a student must score 30 or higher on any of the four subtests of the ACT exam. Members include: Front Row: Claire Mayo, Morgan Middleton, Keylee Camp, Kathryn Watson Middle Row: Kendall Haire, Ashlyn Middleton, Hannah Gunnels, Magen Bond, Leighton Daniels, Caroline Daniel, Karley Lancaster Back Row: Jaliah Larry, Colin Herold, Kevin Cabriales, Jacob Lewis, Tristan Jones, Will Griffeth, Alexander Poulsen, Camden Smith
12 months ago, Magnolia School District
MHS Gold Club
Magnolia High School Students Will Attend ALA Girls State Magnolia High School will have juniors Khadija Karim and Caroline Daniel participate in the 80th Session of the American Legion Auxiliary Arkansas Girls State. Harding University in Searcy will host the Girls State delegates this year. May 28 – June 2, 2023 Two local businesses help sponsor and pay the registration fee for the participants. Farmers Bank & Trust Co. sponsored Caroline Daniel and Peoples Bank sponsored Khadija Karim. Arkansas Girls State in an immersive civics education program designed for young women who have completed their junior year of high school. Since 1942, the Arkansas Girls State program has been working to teach future generations of Arkansans citizens to be actively involved in their communities and government at every level. The program informs them about the duties, privileges, and participation in the functioning of their government; and to help them grasp the meaning of some of the responsibilities, which they must assume when they become adults. The delegates elect their own officials, organize their own legislature, and have official visits to their respective counterparts in the capital. Once a student completes an application, a committee of teachers and a representative of the local American Legion Auxiliary make the decisions on who will attend Girls State based on the following qualifications: leadership, character and honesty, scholarship, cooperativeness, and community participation and service. Pictured: Caroline Daniel Not Pictured: Khadija Karim
12 months ago, Magnolia School District
MHS Girls State Representative 2023
MALVIN CROSS AND JERMAINE GEORGE WILL REPRESENT MHS AT BOYS STATE Magnolia High School juniors, Malvin Cross and Jermaine George will represent their community and school at Arkansas Boys State 2023, an immersive leadership and civic engagement experience sponsored by the American Legion. Local scholarships were also provided to offset the cost of the program. Farmers Bank & Trust Co. sponsored Jermaine George and Malvin Cross was sponsored by Steve and Laura Crowell. The two will join more than 500 young men attending the program's 82nd session at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway from May 28 to June 2. "Arkansas Boys State is a legacy program that has produced remarkable local, state, national and international leaders," said Lloyd Jackson, executive director of Arkansas Boys State. During their week at Arkansas Boys State, Cross and George will be assigned a political party, city, and county. Throughout the week, they and their peers will administer a mock government, run for office, draft, and pass legislation, solve municipal challenges, and engage constituents. The experience at Arkansas Boys State will be guided by more than 60 volunteers who serve the program. The staff of volunteers includes college students and career professionals with interests and expertise in education, finance, industry, politics and government, journalism, and more. The week's activities, including keynote speakers, general assemblies, and election speeches, will be streamed live by Arkansas PBS on their Arkansas Citizens Access Network: https://www.myarkansaspbs.org/arcan.
12 months ago, Magnolia School District
MHS Boys State Representatives
4A STATE BASEBALL TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE CHANGES Due to rainy weather in Lonoke, the MHS Panther baseball game has been rescheduled for Friday at 10:00 AM.
12 months ago, Magnolia School District
NATIONAL SCHOOL NURSE DAY
12 months ago, Magnolia School District
National School Nurse Day
Magnolia READS came to an end today with the culminating events at East Side and Central Elementary Schools. Marsha Masters with Economics Arkansas, a partner in Magnolia READS, was a special guest at each event. In the video below, Mr. Ward and Penny Talley conclude this spring’s event expressing gratitude to those who made this year’s Magnolia READS a success. Click the link below to view the final Magnolia READS video. https://youtu.be/feT2u-PSUaU
12 months ago, Magnolia School District
Magnolia READS-Mr. Ward and Penny Talley
The final video in the Magnolia READS Video Series features 1991 Magnolia graduate, Rebecca Grafton Ray. Rebecca is the owner of a third-generation family business, Sara’s, and the business she opened in 1998, Khakis. Click the link below to view the Sara’s/Khakis video. https://youtu.be/TPaNWeSpiiw
12 months ago, Magnolia School District
Magnolia READS-Sara's and Khakis
Arkansas Council for Military Children Click the link below to learn more about this council and how it is supporting our military children and their families. http://eepurl.com/iqP4UY
12 months ago, Magnolia School District
The next multi-generational family business featured in the Magnolia READS Video Series is Farmers Bank & Trust. Molly Harsh Burns, Elizabeth Burns Anderson, and Chris Gosnell share the history of this fifth-generation business that was established in 1906. Click the link below to view the Farmers Bank video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCR_UWTfMQg
12 months ago, Magnolia School District
Magnolia READS-Farmers Bank & Trust
4A South Regional Baseball and Softball Tournaments Click below for more information. https://5il.co/1tp1l
12 months ago, Magnolia School District
JEVAC, a precision machine shop specializing in products for the Military Aerospace Industry, is the featured multi-generational business in this week’s Magnolia READS Video Series. Craig and Clay Cheatham, and Amy Cheatham Rogers share the history of this third-generation business started by 1952 Magnolia graduate, Jimmy Cheatham. Click the link below to view the JEVAC video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfQTWVxXROM
12 months ago, Magnolia School District
Magnolia READS-JEVAC
MHS BASEBALL TIME CHANGE Due to the threat of rain later in the day, the Panther baseball game with DeQueen today has been moved up from 5:00pm to 4:30 pm.
12 months ago, Magnolia School District
MHS Panther Softball The make-up Panther softball game with Malvern is scheduled for today in Malvern starting at 5:00 pm.
12 months ago, Magnolia School District
The MHS softball game with Malvern has been rained out. No make-up date has been decided at this time.
12 months ago, Magnolia School District
This week in the Magnolia READS Video Series, Magnolia graduates Jimmy and Travis Arnold, share the history of their multi-generational family business, Arnold-Baker Chevrolet. They discuss experiences as third and fourth generation family members who work to carry on the traditions and legacies set by the first and second generations. Click the link below to view the Arnolds’ video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4A5QUhv_JM
about 1 year ago, Magnolia School District
Magnolia READS-Arnold-Baker Chevrolet
PANTHER ATHLETIC SCHEDULE UPDATE Today's Panther baseball game has been moved to Goodheart Field at SAU. The Panther softball game will be held at Panther Yard. Both games will start at 5:00 PM It will also be Senior Night for both Panther teams.
about 1 year ago, Magnolia School District
Leaping Panther
BASEBALL/SOFTBALL SCHEDULE CHANGES The Panther baseball game scheduled for today vs. Red Water has been cancelled. The Panther baseball and softball make-up games scheduled for Thursday vs. Ashdown have been moved up to Wednesday due to weather concerns. Both games will start at 4:30 PM.
about 1 year ago, Magnolia School District
Leaping Panther
Each year as East Side and Central Elementary Schools are participating in the Magnolia READS financial literacy event, the district and campuses also enjoy involving community members in the project. Many community members and parents are asked to be guest readers for chapters in this year’s book The Lemonade War. Another way community members are involved in the project is through the Magnolia READS Video Series. This year, the video series theme is “Multi-generational Family Businesses in Magnolia.” Business owners or employees, most of whom are Magnolia graduates or family members of Magnolia graduates, will share how their businesses began with the first generation to third and fourth generation family members who currently own or work in their businesses. Enjoy this year’s video series and the history of many of Magnolia’s family businesses. The first video comes from Jennifer Lewis Sanders, a 1988 Magnolia graduate, who shares how her family business, Lewis Funeral Home, began and is now owned and managed by the fourth generation. Click the link below to view Jennifer's video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGUc1YTyZSs
about 1 year ago, Magnolia School District
Magnolia READS-Jennifer Lewis Sanders
DENELLE EDINGTON SELECTED CENTRAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL’S TEACHER OF THE YEAR Mrs. Denelle Edington was raised in Buckner, AR, and graduated from Stamps High School. She received a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from Southern Arkansas University and is certified to teach Pre-K through sixth grade. Denelle is currently a fourth grade math, science, and social studies teacher at Central Elementary School where she has been teaching for twelve years. Throughout her twenty-one years as a teacher, she has taught pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, third, fourth, fifth, and sixth grades, with fourth grade being her favorite. Mrs. Edington is married to Brian Edington and makes her home in Buckner. Her children include son Tyler Metcalf (MHS ’16), daughter-in-law Taegan Metcalf (MHS ’16), who teaches second grade at Eastside, son Todd Metcalf (MHS ’21), stepdaughter, Tiffany Erwin (MHS ’19), and soon-to-be step-son-in-law, Ryan McKamie. Tyler and Taegan have a 2-year-old daughter, Hollis, and are expecting a second daughter, Hattie, in May. Denelle also has two dogs, Kane and Oscar. In Mrs. Edington’s spare time, she loves working in her yard, reading, watching documentaries, listening to true crime podcasts, and going on traveling adventures with her husband.
about 1 year ago, Magnolia School District
Denelle Edington - Central Elementary  Teacher of the Year
The MHS Panther baseball game scheduled for today has been cancelled.
about 1 year ago, Magnolia School District