MAGNOLIA SCHOOL DISTRICT
2022-23 SCHOOL CALENDAR AND EVENTS
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Attention 2022 Seniors and Parents:
Please be aware that there is phone scam going around. The caller says that the student has failed to graduate, and they offer a credit recovery program for a fee. Please disregard this caller; they are not affiliated with the school in any way. Again, this is a scam!
OLIVIA MUNN SIGNS SOFTBALL SCHOLARSHIP WITH SOUTHARK STARS
Magnolia High School 2022 graduate, Olivia Munn, has signed a letter of intent to play softball for South Arkansas Community College in El Dorado. During her senior year with the Lady Panthers, she had a .417 batting average with four home runs. Olivia also had a .563 on-base percentage.
Olivia will begin her career with the SouthArk Stars in the spring of the 2022-2023 school year. While enrolled at SouthArk, she will major in elementary special education. Olivia plans to pursue her Master’s degree and hopes to teach in Magnolia one day.
JESSICA ARYEE ACCEPTS POSITION AS NEW MHS PRINCIPAL
Magnolia School District Superintendent, John Ward, announced on Monday that Jessica Aryee has accepted the position as the new high school principal at Magnolia. Mrs. Aryee has a clear vision for leadership, focus on academic improvement, and behavioral expectations for the high school. The District looks forward to seeing the high school grow into a cohesive group working together to provide our students with the rigorous academic background needed to be successful beyond graduation.
Jessica Aryee has served as the assistant principal at Magnolia High School for the past six years. She is an El Dorado native who graduated from El Dorado High School in 1994. She attended the University of Arkansas in Little Rock where she received a BSE Degree in Elementary Education. She began her teaching career in Little Rock before moving back to El Dorado in 2003. In addition to serving as an assistant principal, she served as a literacy teacher and an instructional facilitator. She holds post-secondary degrees in Curriculum and Instruction and both Building and District Level Administration.
Jessica is excited about the opportunity to lead Magnolia High School and become a part of the Magnolia community.
Congratulations to Sherry Ferguson, the 2022 recipient of the Dr. John H. Moore "PACE" Award. PACE stands for Passion, Attitude, Courage, and Excellence. Thank you for all you have done for Magnolia High School!
MHS would like to recognize our extraordinary teachers who will be retiring this year.
Mrs. Hicks has been an integral part of the MSD for 24 years. Mrs. Hicks has done a phenomenal job at building the visual arts department at MHS. Over her time at MHS Mrs. Hicks has worked on 16 proms, 16 art shows, 24 homecomings, many Christmas parade floats, and numerous decorations for luncheons and events. Mrs. Hicks says “I have loved my job as an educator. It has been very rewarding!” Thank you for your dedication to our school, and to your students, and for striving for excellence in all that you do. You will be missed here at MHS.
MHS would like to recognize our extrodinary teachers who will be retiring this year. Ms. Hinton has been an intrigal part of the MSD for 15 years. "I have especially enjoyed teaching 11th graders, and much of my career has been teaching juniors. The lights come on at that age. They see the future in front of them and want to know how to get where they want to end up. I love that, and I'm going to miss it, but there is a time and a season for everything. This is my time to retire!" Thank you for your dedication to our school, and to your students. You will be missed here at MHS.
Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Heart bus is not running on Friday 5/27.
MHS would like to recognize our extrodinary teachers who will be retiring this year. Mrs. Watson has been an intrigal part of the MSD for 22 years. Mrs. Watson states that her "Favorite thing about teaching is the relationships I have with my students. I have a broad range of experience in working with students of all ages and handicapping conditions." Thank you for your dedication to our school, and to your students. You will be missed here at MHS.
Next week we will dance it out!
We will learn the tryout routine and skills on the 23rd and 24th! Dancer will have the option to practice the 25th and 26th!
All dancers must be at the tryout, May 27th to tryout and be placed on the squad!
Who’s ready to bring it with a new, skilled team?
4:30-6pm - Cheer Facility
Monday, 23rd - learn material
Tuesday, 24th - finish learning material and draw tryout numbers
Wednesday, 25th - practice
Thursday, 26th - practice
Friday, 27th - tryouts
Magnolia Panthers take Shooting Sports Junior Division South Regional Tournament - Receives Donation from Magnolia Junior Charity League
The Magnolia Panthers Junior Team 1 recently competed in the South Region Junior Division tournament at the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation Jacksonville Shooting Sports Complex. The team won the event by hitting 111 clays out of 125 attempts.
This was a total team effort as members Ike Ainsworth, Hastin Delaney, Wyatt Ainsworth and Kaden Williams all posted scores of 23. Team captain, John Colquitt, held down the anchor position with a score of 19.
Second- and third-place teams were so closely matched it came down to a tiebreaker to determine their finishing order. Texarkana Razorback Trap Team Red Squad and Nashville Scrapper Junior 1 both broke 104 clays out of a possible 125, but Texarkana who won the tiebreaker.
“The competition can be that tight,” Jimmy Self, Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program coordinator for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, said. “We also had another tie for seventh and eighth place in which all five shooters posted identical scores, in that case it comes down to the captain of each team’s score.”
Magnolia is one of the top 16 West Region Junior teams to advance to the AYSSP State Championship. The event will be held June 3, where the team will compete against the best shooters from the other three regions.
To aid in the costs that Magnolia Trap teams have during the year, the Magnolia Junior Charity League recently made a $1,500 donation to trap coach, Daniel Davis. Much of the money will be used to purchase matching shirts for team to wear at the state competition and provide meals for the team.
Yesterday at the MPAC we had three young ladies graduate. We are so proud of Laurel Adkins, Allie Price, & Madison Wilson!
MHS invites you to join us for the 2022 Commencement Ceremony.
DEVONTA WALKER SIGNS WITH SAU
Magnolia High School senior, Devonta Walker, recently signed a letter of intent to play basketball for Southern Arkansas University. During his senior year for the Magnolia Panthers, Devonta averaged 11.1 points and 6.5 rebounds per game. He also shot 45% from the 3-point line. Devonta was a two time All-Conference selection and was named to the 2022 4A All-State Tournament team. He will begin his career with the SAU Muleriders in the 2022 fall semester.
Congratulation to the Class of 2022!
Congratulations to Skylar Montgomery, Blake Green and Landon Heinze on their success at the Rubiks Cube competition hosted by South Central Service Cooperative.
MHS ALL SPORTS AWARDS CEREMONY
The Magnolia High School Athletic Department held its annual All Sports Awards ceremony on Monday, May 16, 2022 in the Performing Arts Center. Athletic director, Dyun Long, first recognized members of the Magnolia School Board and building administrators for their support of the MHS athletic program. Coach Long then recognized the coaching staff from each sport. Coaches then in turn introduced the athletes from each sport that were present at the event. Special acknowledgements were given to senior athletes and awards were given to the outstanding athletes from each sport. The concluding portion of the ceremony was the presentation of the Outstanding Male and Female Athlete Award. The MHS 2022 Outstanding Male Athlete was awarded to De’Raylen Williams and Satiya Rone was named the MHS 2022 Outstanding Female.
DARRELL JONES JR. RECIEVES SAU CHEER SCHOLARSHIP
Magnolia High School senior, Darrell Jones, Jr., recently signed a letter of intent with the Southern Arkansas University cheer team. During his career with the MHS cheer team, Darrell was two-year letterman and a two year All-American cheerleader. He will join the SAU Mulerider Cheer team in the 2022 fall semester.
JANAYI BAKER AND ADRIAN WALKER SIGN LETTERS OF INTENT
Magnolia High School senior, Janayi Baker, recently signed her national letter of intent to play basketball for National Park College in Hot Springs. During her senior season for the Lady Panthers, she led the team in assists with five per game, while averaging six points per game. Janayi was also a 4A Region 8 all-conference selection this season. Janayi will play for the NPC Nighthawks this upcoming fall semester. The Nighthawks women's basketball team competes as a Division II program within the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region 2.
Senior guard, Adrian Walker, recently signed a letter of intent to play basketball for the SAU Tech Rockets. During his senior season with the MHS Panthers, Adrian averaged10.1 points per game, had a 3-point field goal average of 40%, and shot 72% from the free throw line. He was also named 4A Region 8 all-conference two times in his career. Adrian played on teams that won three conference championships, three regional championships, two state championships, and had a career record of 78-1. He will play for the SAU Tech Rockets next fall semester. SAU Tech plays in the National Junior College Athletic Association Region 2 Division II.