Tickets for the Regional Basketball Tourney will go on sale to the public 24 hours prior to game time. Wednesday’s game tickets should be available for public purchase at 3:00p.m. Tues (3/2/21) through the Gofan.com ap You can find the app on www.ahsaa.org.
JURNEE LOWE RECIEVES SAU CHEERLEADING SCHOLARSHIP Magnolia High School senior, Jurnee Lowe, recently signed a letter of intent to cheer for Southern Arkansas University on February 12 surrounded by family, friends, and coaches. Jurnee, a cheer head-captain this year is a 4-year letterman and 3-year All-American cheerleader. She is also a member of several other activities on campus such as Mu Alpha Theta, National Honor Society, Panther track team, and is the treasurer of Student Council. Jurnee also has several awards such as being an MHS scholar, being on the honor roll, and has been awarded Choir Director’s Choice & Leadership Award as a member of the MHS Chamber Choir. After graduating in May, Jurnee plans to pursue a degree in business at SAU. Coach Hannah Hurley says, “I’ve had the privilege of knowing Jurnee since she was a little girl, and being her teacher and coach. She is a natural leader with her positive attitude and work ethic in and out of the classroom. We look forward to continuing to see Jurnee achieve great things as she continues her education and cheerleading career here in Magnolia.”
Magnolia Panthers varsity boys basketball will continue in the District Tournament and will play Camden Fairview Wednesday at Panther Arena starting at 5:30pm. Tickets are on sale now at www.magnoliapanthers.net Tickets will NOT be available for purchase at the gate.
We will start our day tomorrow in 2nd period. When you arrive tomorrow, please report to 2nd period and we will follow a normal bell schedule.
SHOW US YOUR SNOW!!! Yearbook is sponsoring a photo contest. Categories are: Portraits Landscape Sledding Snow Play Friend Time Animals ATV Fun Overall Best Submit your snow day photos by emailing them to firstname.lastname@example.org, make sure you write in the subject line the category you are wanting to enter your photo under. Winners of each category will receive a $10 sonic gift card, overall winner will win $20 Walmart gift card. To be announced next Thursday!
Juniors, The ACT test that was scheduled for tomorrow has now been postponed until March 9th!
MHS TO HOST MUSIC THEORY ZOOM MEETING WITH HALL OF FAME SONGWRITERS Magnolia High School music theory students will soon have a special opportunity to learn from two of the best songwriters in the music industry. On Monday, February 22, songwriters Kye Fleming and Mark Cawley, will conduct a mini seminar via Zoom to discuss constructing, analyzing, creating and overall design of songs/music and the stages or processes of song writing from beginning to end. Kye Fleming is a three time BMI Songwriter of the Year and Country Music Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee. She has been nominated for several Grammy awards and has won countless Dove awards. Fleming has written several successful songs including: I Was Country When Country Wasn’t Cool, Smokey Mountain Rain, The Way You Love Me, Crackers, Roll on Mississippi, Sleeping Single in a Double Bed, and Nobody. Mark Cawley has been nominated for countless awards and is one of the most sought after songwriting coaches in the world. His book, Song Journey, is a number one bestselling book on Amazon and has written hits for numerous artists including the Spice Girls, Tina Turner, and Joe Cocker. The seminar will be held in Larry Dunn’s classroom in the Freshman Academy and is scheduled to begin at 11:30 am.
With more winter precipitation moving into our area the MPS will be closed for on-site instruction Thu., Feb. 18 and Fri., Feb. 19. Students and staff will continue with remote learning and instruction. All buildings will be closed. Be safe, stay warm and have fun.
MPS will pivot to Remote Learning through Wed., Feb. 17. While we realize the chances are high that conditions will not improve, we will continue to assess weather and roads and announce plans for remainder of the week on Wednesday. Please be safe and enjoy the snow!
Tristan Malone, MHS Senior and Teacher Cadet, spent the day Thursday shadowing Mrs. Jarvis and enjoying time with her 1st grade class at Eastside Elementary. The Teacher Cadet Program allows time for cadets to spend an entire day with their field experience class. Tristan was fortunate enough to get to participate in the Valentine’s Day Party as well as all other parts of the day. .
Congratulations to these students for all their hard work and talent! We are so proud of you! All-State Honor Band: Sam Trout and Chris Dai All-State Honor Choir: Dorian Pressley, Allyson Chambliss, and Bryson (Drew) Mickey
MIKE JONES RECEIVES SAU FOOTBALL SCHOLARSHIP Magnolia High School senior, Mike Jones, recently signed a letter-of-intent to play football for Southern Arkansas University. The future Mulerider was a standout lineman for the MHS Panther football team during 2020 season. Mike was named to the 5A South All-Conference team and was selected as the 5A South Lineman of the Year.
National School Counselor Week in Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson has proclaimed the week of February 1-5, 2021 as National School Counselor Week in Arkansas to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within the U.S. school system and how students are different because of what they do. National School Counseling Week highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students meet their college and career aspirations. The Magnolia School District recognizes the contributions of nine school counselors employed by the District. Each day these counselors make significant contributions to lives of our children. The District greatly appreciates the remarkable work these counselors do to provide a positive influence on the future of all students. The Magnolia School District counselors include: Judy Barham – Kindergarten Center at East Side Anissa Franks – East Side Elementary School Kerri Ochs – Central Elementary School Karnesia George – Central Elementary School Brandi Lewis – Magnolia Middle School Kelly Ribble – Magnolia Middle School Tracy Card – Magnolia High School Freshman Academy Mary Heinze – Magnolia High School Jill Callicott – Magnolia High School
Our school teachers and staff are continuously working on opportunities to improve their skills in education. Marissa Aranda Youngblood and Norma Aranda Smith were accepted as participants in the ABICE Training Course. ABICE – Arkansas Bilingual Interpreter Credential in Education is a credential for bilingual professionals who provide interpretation services in educational settings that serve children from birth through 12th grade. It is recognized as a professional credential by both the Arkansas Department of Education and Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education. ABICE is administered by Partners for Inclusive Communities – University of Arkansas Fayetteville.
Follow this link for the livestream of the swim meet in Batesville. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd-BrhoAXPPKodXJcruHb0Q
Basketball games with Warren WILL BE broadcast tonight. Please tune in to panther tv to watch our Lady Panthers and Panthers take on Warren!!!
MHS Panther Plaza students have successfully passed the National Retail Federation Customer Service and Sales certification exam. The Customer Service and Sales curriculum is designed to help entry-level sales and service associates learn skills related to frontline work in retail (or any industry that values customer service and sales skills). Congratulations Allie Cranston, Heather Millican, Jurnee Lowe, and West Hagaman!
Attention Panther Basketball Fans: The Basketball games tomorrow night in Crossett will NOT be televised live on PanthersTV. We apologize greatly for the inconvenience and will be back up and running as soon as possible! Next Tuesday’s (1/12) Varsity girls game has been cancelled. Varsity boys will start at 6:00 in Monticello.
The basketball game(s) against Crossett will not be live streamed this Friday 1/8/21. We again apologize for any inconvenience.
FLASH SALE! Yearbooks are going FAST! Get yours today! https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1002509/Magnolia-High-School/
Tonight’s basketball game(s) with Watson Chapel WILL NOT be broadcast on live stream. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Thank you for being flexible as we've navigated teaching in a pandemic this semester! We've had to adapt and adjust, and we are grateful for the opportunity to continue to teach and connect with students even though it looks different. We'd like to begin second semester with clear expectations for students, parents, and teachers so that all our students can be successful. Please review these documents and know that deadlines for assignments will be enforced and students are responsible for getting work completed on time and communicating with teachers. We hope you all have a Merry Christmas! https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1047765/MHS_and_FA_Quarantine_Expectations.pdf https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1047763/2nd_Semester_Student_and_Parent_Expectations.pdf
MAGNOLIA SCHOOL DISTRICT CONTINUES REMOTE LEARNING FRIDAY The Magnolia School District will continue Remote Learning Friday during the spring semester for students in grades K-12. The first Remote Learning Friday of the semester will be January 8, 2021. The purpose of Remote Learning Friday is to allow teachers time to work specifically with virtual students and to plan and prepare lessons for virtual and on-site students. This will benefit all students because it will improve the quality of instruction for both options. Parents are reminded that buses will not run morning or evening routes. Breakfast and lunch will be served on each campus for students in attendance and for those who just come on campus for meals. Walker Pre-K will remain open on its regular schedule; however, buses will not run. Parents will need to bring students to Walker Pre-K in the morning and pick them up in the afternoon. For Remote Learning Plans for each school, please visit www.magnoliaschools.net.
Magnolia High School Internship Club members Megan Reyome, Keshunti Brantley and Quanajah Willis are presenting Coach Donnell Ford their donation for Toys for Tots. Coach Ford is pastor of Full Faith Community Baptist Church and they are having their first annual Toys for Tots. Anyone wanting to contribute may do so at the church, 926 Ellen Street, on Wednesday, December 16th from 5:30-7:00p.m. Internship a work-based learning option designed for high school students that includes a combination of classroom instruction and paid on-the-job training.
ACT Prep tomorrow, Dec. 11th! Science in Rm. 8 with Mrs.Jackson 9-10:30 English in Rm.19 with Ms.McMahan 10:30-12 Please respond to Mrs. Ward’s email if you plan to attend.
Want tickets for Saturday’s game against El Dorado? Check out our new way to purchase online! (Ticket sales don’t start for Saturday’s game until tomorrow morning @8:00am!) Two ways: 1. Go to www.magnoliapanthers.net Click the menu bar at the top Click tickets, and you’re set! 2. Download the new Magnolia Panthers Athletics App! Simply search for Magnolia Panthers Athletics on the App Store/Google Store, download the free app, enjoy! We will be working hard to implement this exciting new addition into our existing site, so stay tuned! PLEASE NOTE: Tickets go on sale for Saturday’s game vs El Dorado tomorrow morning at 8am! A HUGE thank you to Farmers Bank & Trust for sponsoring this! #PANTHERNATION
Unable to travel to see Magnolia Panthers play Lake Hamilton? Watch it LIVE on Lake Hamilton’s Live YouTube channel! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdnSy7CjzFDN2vo0f4DKnjQ Game starts at 6:00pm (JV starts at 5pm)
Attention SENIORS and PARENTS! Senior Ads (money and images) for the 2021 yearbook are due THIS Friday! Turn into Mrs. Goodwin, Rm. 41.
For tickets to the Magnolia VS Lake Hamilton Basketball Game tomorrow night (12/8), visit the link below: https://lhwolves.ticketleap.com/?fbclid=IwAR14a4HE8G2P0qbB1Y1J0IqxWdx2xSf1vct4tmcu2gRxYCc90gtqIAoF0vU
https://fb.me/e/4XmZawkny This is the link if you would like to see your Panther and Lady Panther swim and dive team compete tomorrow, 11:15 am.
Students, Don’t forget about the opportunity for ACT prep tomorrow, Dec. 4th! Reading with Mrs. Hamilton (Rm. 18) 9-10:30 Math with Mrs. Hurley (Rm. 29) 10:30-12:00 Please reply to Mrs. Ward’s email if you plan to attend.
Attention Senior Parents, We have limited space available for recognition/senior ads in this year’s yearbook. HURRY and create and order your ad today by clicking HERE OR at http://jostensadservice.com?REF=A00401300 Help make this year special (in a GOOD way, not a COVID year way) for your student!
Magnolia Junior Charity League would like to recognize Bodcaw Bank as a Platinum Presenting Partner for the 2020-2021 Backpack program sponsored by MJCL. These funds will be used to purchase food sacks for students enrolled in the Backpack food program in Columbia County schools and for the new Food Pantries for Middle & High school students. Last year, over 250 students were enrolled in the backpack program and over 1,000 bags were distributed in the summer program throughout the county at various pickup locations. “We are so thankful for Bodcaw Bank joining us this year as a Presenting Platinum partner for our Backpack food program. We are looking forward to partnering with them in the future and are thankful for their support of MJCL this year.” -Anna Smith, MJCL 2020-2021 President Each Friday, children in grades K-6 who are enrolled in the Backpack program receive easy to open food placed in their bag to take home for the weekend. This fall, MJCL has made an expansion of the Backpack program to include the new Food Pantry, after meeting with local school administrators. They expressed their concern for the older children in middle and high schools that face hunger every day. Each pantry is stocked with various snacks and meal options for students who administrators, teachers, coaches, and counselors feel need extra nutritional support. Every year, MJCL partners with local churches to raise funds to support the Backpack program. This year, MJCL has been seeking additional local partnerships, such as the partnership with Bodcaw Bank, throughout the county to support the expansion of services for our children. MJCL looks forward to the opportunity of growing the Backpack and Pantry programs in the future to combat hunger in Columbia County. For more information on how you can donate to this need, please contact email@example.com
Tickets for Friday night’s games (Boys9th JV and Varsity) vs Ashdown will be available to purchase starting Wednesday morning at 8:00am in the ANNEX building. CASH ONLY All tickets are $5. You can only purchase a max of 6 tickets. Due to COVID 19 attendance will be limited
Tickets for Friday night’s games (Boys9th JV and Varsity) vs Ashdown will be available to purchase starting Wednesday morning at 8:00am in the ANNEX building. CASH ONLY All tickets are $5. You can only purchase a max of 6 tickets. Do to COVID 19 attendance will be limited.
The MHS turkey has a name: Juicy Leg Jango! JaNay Cross submitted the winning entry and took home the gift basket Nov. 19 for naming the school’s 12-foot tall turkey. Runners-up included Turkiana McStuffings submitted by Shay Jones, Alexander Hamandturkey submitted by Ashlyn Middleton, Chandler Bing submitted by Clara Beth Souter, Pumpkin Mcgobble Pants submitted by Kaleigha Fielstra, Wobble submitted by Taylar Smith, and Yung Gray-Ve submitted by Hannah Gunnels. The MHS cheerleaders helped organize the entries and presented the basket to Cross. The cheerleaders are sponsored by Mrs. Hannah Hurley. The gift cards and treats in the basket were donated by Shermar Easter of Easter Consulting. The Name-That-Turkey Contest was a November Spirit Event at MHS.
MMS ANNOUNCES DROP OFF SCHEDULE FOR NOVEMBER 19 The intersection of Dudney and East North streets is currently being blocked to work on a broken gas line. The gas line has been fixed but the intersection will be blocked until further notice. To help alleviate congestion when dropping off students at MMS, parents are asked to use the following arrival times on Thursday 11-19-20. All drops off will be in the MMS parking lot. Please do not drop students off on McNeil street behind MMS. 8th grade 7:30 7th grade 7:45 6th grade 8:00
The Name-That-Turkey Contest is underway. There's a giant turkey in front of the high school. All students in grades 9-12 can think of a good name for him and submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org. The winning name will be announced on Thursday. Don't forget to participate. There's a gift bag for the winner.
Sophomore Brooklyn Perry wins Panther Bear! Principal Chris Carter presents Brooklyn Perry with the Panther Bear, the prize in Grin and Bear It - a November Spirit Event at MHS. For two weeks, students could earn tickets from their teachers for answering questions, getting good grades, or showing spirit. Brooklyn's name was drawn Nov. 12 from several hundred tickets. Congratulations, Brooklyn!
If you are interested in ordering prints from the 2020 MHS Homecoming Court, please see the link below! http://apps.jrowephotography.com/2020HomecomingPrints/ If you have any questions, visit http://www.Facebook.com/JRowePhoto and contact for details. Thank you!
Grades 9-12 can "Name That Turkey" next week to win a prize! Email submissions Nov. 16-19 to email@example.com. Prize awarded Nov. 19!
Attention Virtual Seniors - please check your student email for information regarding senior portraits!
Parents to Seniors: Get your 2021 Senior Recognition Ad today!!! Deadline to pay and submit photos is 12/11. Go to Jostens.com or contact Ms. Goodwin for more information. Full page -$295 Half Page -$195 Quarter Page -$125 Eighth Page -$65
Students in grades 10-12, over the next 2 weeks your teachers will be entering your names in a drawing for a Panther Bear Gift Set. You can be entered for being a leader, showing kindness, participating in class, making a good grade, being respectful, etc. The prize will be awarded on Nov. 12! We see what you're doing and we appreciate you!!
Unfortunately we will not be able to broadcast the football game from Dequeen tonight.
SENIORS: LIFE TOUCH will be back on campus MONDAY, NOV. 9 AND TUESDAY, NOV. 10 in the arena to take senior retakes for senior students who missed having their picture made during the summer. Sign the list in the office for your retake. Ms. Goodwin will notify you when to go.
SENIORS AND JUNIORS: The representative from Jostens will be on campus THURSDAY, NOV. 5 at 9:15 in the media center to take senior orders. You will be called when it is time for you to give your order. JUNIORS can see the representative from 12 noon to 6 p.m. in the media center. Students, be sure and discuss with your parents about what to order.
From our friends at Southern Arkansas University: It is so hard to believe that Halloween is this weekend! TODAY is the last day to sign up to BOO your friends, family, co-workers, or a child at Magnolia Specialized Services. Please visit https://web.saumag.edu/boo/ for more information and to register. All proceeds will go to Magnolia Specialized Services. We appreciate all of your support and wish you the Happiest of Halloweens! Go Muleriders!
Magnolia Public Schools would like to congratulate Meghan Lindsey on finishing in 4th place in last weeks state overalls! Meghan had an outstanding career as a Panther golfer! In her 4 years she won 3 conference championships, 2 as an individual and 1 team! Meghan also won 2 state championships and finished in the top 3 in another! Help us in congratulating Meghan on an incredible high school career!
From our great friends at Southern Arkansas University: Good Afternoon! As we near Halloween, we know that it is important to retain some bit of normalcy in a year that has challenged every bit of normal. We know that some have reservations about Trick or Treating and others want to make every occasion extra special because of all that has been lost this year. Either way, the Southern Arkansas University Athletic Department and the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee has you covered! All proceeds from this event, will be donated to Magnolia Specialized Services! BOO MY YARD! We will bring Halloween, and Trick or Treating, to you! We are offering several different options, along with delivery within a 15 mile radius of SAU. The last day to sign up is October 27, 2020 Please visit https://web.saumag.edu/boo/, or contact Sage Woodham (firstname.lastname@example.org), for more information! Happy Halloween!
Flu Shot Clinic consent forms are still being accepted for students at Eastside Elementary School, Central Elementary School, and Magnolia High School. Completed forms should be returned to the student's school by the day before their scheduled clinic date. East Side Elementary: October 20 Central Elementary: October 21 Magnolia High School: October 22
Magnolia Schools will be selling tickets for this Friday’s SR high football AWAY game in Hot Springs from the AD’s office until Friday at noon. No tickets will be sold at the game. All tickets are $5 and cash only. The Middle school football game is HOME this Thursday, and tickets will be sold at the gate.
MAGNOLIA SCHOOLS REPORT CARD UPDATE The Magnolia School District announces that due to the change to Virtual Learning Friday, report cards for the first nine-weeks grading period will be sent home on Thursday, October 22 instead of Friday, October 23. Report cards for full-time virtual students will be mailed. Any other changes to report card distribution will be announced at a later date.
EmmiGrace Miller received her certificate, t-shirt, mask and yearbook today from virtually attending Arkansas Governor’s School during summer 2020. AGS is funded by the Arkansas State Legislature as a portion of the biennial appropriation for Gifted and Talented Programs through the State Department of Education. It is a non-credit program that seeks to create a unique experience for a select group of Arkansas’ best students—the potential leaders of the 21st century. Students are selected on the basis of their special aptitudes in one of nine fields. EmmiGrace’s content area was Instrumental Music.
Magnolia High School will be in attendance on Monday, October 12. See you all then!
Lifetouch will be on campus from 8am – Noon on October 14th. *Students and Faculty who HAVE NOT had photos taken at all, will be excused from 8-10 am. *Then we will allow students who would like their picture taken AGAIN 10-10:30 am. *Finally, we will have the arena open to ALL 9-11th grade Virtual Students or ALE/HUB Students who would like to be photographed. 10:30 – Noon Please let me know if you have any questions!
Businesses and Parents, Don't miss out on the chance to place your ad in the yearbook! Business Ads are due 10/12 Senior Recognition Ads are due by 12/11 Follow the link below for more information! Or email email@example.com https://www.jostens.com/apps/jcom/router.mvc?affiliateId=1002509
REMOTE LEARNING FRIDAY Beginning Friday, October 9, 2020, students in grades K-12 will pivot to a Remote Learning Day. Remote Learning Friday will continue through December 18, 2020. The purpose of Remote Learning Friday is to allow teachers time to work specifically with virtual students and to plan and prepare lessons for virtual and on-site students. This will benefit all students because it will improve the quality of instruction for both options. The District realizes this could cause an inconvenience for parents; therefore, students have the option to attend in person. However, buses will not run morning or evening routes. Breakfast and lunch will be served on each campus for students in attendance and for those who just come on campus for meals. Walker Pre-K will remain open on its regular schedule. As a reminder, buses will not run; therefore, parents will need to bring students to Walker Pre-K in the morning and pick them up in the afternoon. For Remote Learning Plans for each school, please visit www.magnoliaschools.net. We appreciate your understanding and patience.
Big day for Magnolia tennis yesterday! Both boys and girls teams are district champs! That's 3 years in a row for the boys! Woohoo!!
MHS Seniors and Senior Parents: The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now open. Two webinars are available that will be helpful for MHS seniors and their parents to watch. Covered topics: the basics of college financial aid such as federal financial aid, state awards, scholarships and other options to consider in how to pay for college as well as tips on completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). A. ZOOM Meeting just for Magnolia High School Seniors/Parents Tuesday, October 6, 2020 6:30 PM Local representatives from SAU answer your college questions. This is for all seniors and parents and not only for those planning to attend SAU. Join the zoom using this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81747545995 B. Arkansas Paying for College Webinar Wednesday, October 7, 2020 6:00 PM Join Christie Smith, Director of Business Development with Sallie Mae, along with the Arkansas Division of Higher Education (ADHE) for this informative session. Register today at: https://salliemaebank.webex.com/salliemaebank/onstage/g.php?MTID=eb515f47cbb6e09eea65517909c15570a Webinar hosted by: Sallie Mae and Arkansas Division of Higher Education.
Juniors and Seniors: Virtual College Fair Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday in October 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Register at https://arkfair.swoogo.com/virtualfair
Shop Panther Plaza online and arrange for in-store or curbside pickup! https://www.magnoliaschools.moduurn.com/home
ATTENTION MAGNOLIA BUSINESSES! We have extended the deadline for Yearbook ad sales to 10/12. If you are willing to support the 96th edition of The Magnolian, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for pricing and size information. We greatly depend on your support to ensure our students have a book full of school memories especially in a crazy year like 2020!
Students, We will be returning to on campus learning Monday Sept. 28th. We look forward to seeing all of you back!!!
MAGNOLIA SCHOOL DISTRICT TO HOLD FLU CLINIC The Magnolia School District will hold its annual Flu Immunization Clinic on the following dates. Walker Campus: Tuesday, October 13 Middle School: Wednesday, October 14 Kindergarten/East Side: Tuesday, October 20 Central: Wednesday, October 21 9Th Grade Academy/High School: Thursday, October 22 Information packets with consent forms will be sent home with students next week. Completed forms should be returned campus offices no later than Tuesday, October 6. Only flu shots will be available this year. Flu mist will not be available. An online registration option is available through the Arkansas Department of Health website: https://adhschoolfluprereg.arkansas.gov/WebsiteContent/Show-WebsiteContent-HomePage.aspx Questions regarding the Flu Clinic should be directed to the nurse on the student’s campus.
MAGNOLIA ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES COVID-19 UPDATES The Magnolia School District athletic department has announced the following updates due to the COVID-19 virus. Students on the 8th and 9th grade volleyball and football teams and on the Magnolia High School volleyball team have been quarantined at this time. These students will receive instruction at home through virtual/online methods while being quarantined. Members of the MHS volleyball team are scheduled to return to school on Monday, October 5. Members of the 8th/9th volleyball and football teams are scheduled to return on Wednesday, October 7. Games scheduled during this quarantine period have been canceled. Future game dates will be determined and announced at a later time.. Any student becoming COVID-19 symptomatic while being quarantined should call the school office of their campus. The District will then arrange testing for that student. The phone number for Magnolia High School is 870-234-2610. The Magnolia Middle School phone number is 870-234-2206.
MHS Students in Grades 10-12 to Transition to Virtual Learning For Remainder of the Week Beginning Wednesday, September 23, through Friday, September 25, Magnolia High School students in grades 10-12 only will switch to virtual instruction. Students should follow the Digital Learning Guide that has been emailed to them. The guide is also available on the school website. This is a measure of extreme caution in response to three positive Covid-19 cases. Several students have also been quarantined due to close contact to positive cases or for exhibiting symptoms. During this closure, all classrooms will be disinfected in preparation for students to return to school on Monday, Sept. 28.
Magnolia High School Parents, This school year will be different, but one thing that doesn’t change is our desire to remember the important memories in our children’s lives! The ONE place that will capture and preserve the memories of this unique school year is the yearbook! Order before 9/25/2020 and receive up to FOUR FREE icons on the cover of the yearbook with the purchase of personalization (your student’s name, crest or monogram). Click to purchase at http://jostensyearbooks.com?ref=A00401300.
MAGNOLIA HIGH SCHOOL HOMCOMING GAME CANCELED Due to COVID-19, the homecoming game between the Magnolia Panthers and the Arkansas High Razorbacks on September 25 has been canceled. The game has been ruled a “no contest.” All homecoming activities will be rescheduled at a date to be determined. The status of the game between the Panthers and Hot Springs Lakeside on October 2 will also be determined at a later date.
Virtual Parent Conferences will be held on Tuesday, September 22 from 3:30-6:30 by appointment. The instructions for requesting conferences was sent home with students this week.
Follow the link to see more pictures from the Panthers' win against Little Rock Christian. https://lightroom.adobe.com/shares/3b5d99785cfa4592856850b57ec2da97
If you plan to take the ACT in October, you can choose from the following dates: Saturday, October 10, 2020 Saturday, October 17, 2020 Saturday, October 24, 2020 Sunday, October 25, 2020 The registration deadline is September 17, 2020 no matter which test date you choose.
SENIORS: LIFE TOUCH will be back on campus MON., NOV. 9 AND TUES., NOV. 10 in the arena to take senior retakes or students who missed having their picture made during the summer. Sign the list in the office for your retake. Ms. Goodwin will notify you when to come.
PICTURE RETAKES FOR 9TH, 10TH & 11TH GRADE STUDENTS will be taken WED., OCT. 14 during 1st and 2nd periods in the arena. Please sign the list in the office. You will be notified when to go. Teachers and staff if you didn’t have your picture made, please do so at this time.
Attention Parents: Please click the link below in order to lock down a Yearbook Ad for your 2021 Senior! A hard copy of this information will be sent home with your senior this week. https://www.jostens.com/apps/jcom/router.mvc?affiliateId=1002509
MAGNOLIA SCHOOL DISTRICT CONTINUES SEAMLESS SUMMER MEAL PROGRAM The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced the extension of the Seamless Summer Option (SSO) through December 31, 2020. The SSO allows school districts to provide meals at no cost to children 18 and younger. The purpose of the extension is to assure that children have access to nutritious meals while the nation recovers from COVID-19. During the pandemic, USDA has continued to provide flexibilities for the purpose of assisting families and assuring that children are fed whether they attend school in a classroom environment or as virtual students. The Magnolia School District will continue this program starting Tuesday, September 8. This program allows the District to provide meals at no cost regardless of the student’s eligibility status and outside the typically-required group settings and meal times. Parents and guardians may pick up meals at the East Side Elementary cafeteria from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. starting September 8. Although students will receive meals at no charge through December 31, 2020, it is imperative that parents continue to work with the Magnolia Food Service Department in completing and submitting free and reduced meal applications. Families who have not completed a meal application are strongly encouraged to do so. Families are also encouraged to check their email regularly for updates and announcements from the food service department. For questions, please call 870-234-2677.
Virtual Student Picture day will be October 14th in the arena. You may pick up an order form in the High School office if you are interested in purchasing. Email email@example.com if you have any additional questions.
UPDATE-CHANGE OF DATE &TIME : 2020-2021 MHS Swim & Dive Team Meeting Who: All Panther and Lady Panther swimmers &divers returning and new What: Team Information Meeting Where: Central Elementary School Cafeteria, Park in back off McNeil Street When: September 2 ,2020 5:00 pm *One parent per Swimmer - both must wear a MASK.
2020-2021 MHS Swim & Dive Team Meeting Who: All Panther and Lady Panther swimmers &divers returning and new What: Team Informational Meeting Where: Central Elementary School Cafeteria, Park in the back off McNeil Street When: September 3,2020 6:00 pm *One parent per Swimmer - both must wear a MASK.
At this time Magnolia Public Schools will be open tomorrow with the exception of Walker Pre-K. We will provide updates on Walker Pre-K as they are available and will announce when power is restored. Currently, the transportation garage is without power. This could cause a few delays if this remains the case through Friday.
Students, be sure to check your email and Teams today for messages and instructions from your teachers. If you have power outages, we'll help get you caught up when you can. Stay safe today, everyone! Reach out to one of your teachers if you need anything! We're here to help.
School Portraits for 9,10 &11 grades will happen next Wednesday, September 2nd, during the scheduled English class. COVID procedures will be put in place for this process. Students will be given order information later this week. Virtual Students are encouraged to participate in this as well. Contact Amber Goodwin for additional information. firstname.lastname@example.org
Panther Plaza opens from 8-3 beginning Thursday. Come check out our sale rack and all the new inventory.
Attention MHS Virtual Students and Parents The final day to pick up laptops for virtual learning will be tomorrow, August 25th, at 9:00a.m. in the MHS cafeteria for grades 9-12. If you missed the previous scheduled meetings please make sure you attend this make up day. Thank you!
Tickets for the AWAY football game Vs Harrison Friday, August 28, can be bought in the athletic director’s office at the high school for all all ages at $5 each. Tickets will be on sale until Friday August 28 until 12:00 noon. You will NOT be able to purchase a ticket at the gate. Thanks -Coach Long
Students/Parents: Please help us mitigate the spread of infectious disease by using the self-screening health questionnaire prior to coming to school each day. If a student shows unexplained symptoms (i.e. cough, difficulty breathing, sore throat, or loss of taste or smell) or has a fever of 100.4 or higher, they should not come to school. Completing this screening prior to coming to school is more effective and efficient than screening upon arrival to school and will allow our teachers and staff to focus time on instruction and provide a more normalized educational experience. It will take all of us doing our part to limit the spread of COVID-19. This survey can easily be saved to your home screen on your phone and will take only a few seconds to complete each morning. We appreciate your willingness to help. The link for the screener is as follows: https://bit.ly/34iSqta
Juniors and Seniors, Remember to bring your laptop and charger tomorrow! Sophomores, Please bring your signed device agreement form tomorrow so you can receive a laptop ASAP. We can’t wait to see you all! ❤️🐾❤️🐾❤️
For those planning on going to the scrimmage game Friday night in Gurdon at 7PM: You will need to go by Coach Long’s office in the annex building at the high school to pick up a voucher. This will allow you to buy a ticket at the game. You can not buy a ticket without a voucher per Gurdon rules. We have two hundred available on first come first serve basis.
12th GRADE STUDENTS! I have a few job opportunities in the Internship program. Do you want a job, create a career plan, and achieve your goals? The first step of the process is to complete the Internship Application. The jobs that are available are jobs that require no after lunch activities. Hours 12:30 - ?. Contact Mrs. Moore for more information.
ACT is giving students more opportunities to take the ACT test this fall by adding additional dates to the ones already scheduled. September test dates are: Saturday, September 12 Sunday, September 13 Saturday, September 19 The registration deadline for all three dates is August 28, 2020.
Below is the link for students grades 9-12 to request schedule changes. Please complete the form and the appropriate counselor will contact you. Again, this is for grades 9-12 of Freshman Academy and High School campuses. Schedule Change Form: https://bit.ly/2DLei5b
If you would like to purchase an old yearbook, we have extras from: 1994, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011. Books prior to 2010 are $5, 2010-2011 are $10. If you’d like one, email email@example.com with your name, the year you want, and when you can pick up (M-F 8-12 or 1-4).
Please see the link below for updated information regarding this year’s Magnolia Schools Virtual learning option. The enrollment deadline has been extended until August 9th at midnight. **Note** If you have already applied for the Magnolia Schools virtual option, please do not sign up again. We simply are extending the deadline after posting updates information. https://www.magnoliaschools.net/o/msd/page/district-re-entry-plan All items with updates are as follows: Virtual Options Revised and Updated 2020-2021 School Calendar Updated MMS Arrival-Dismissal/Breakfast-Lunch Updated Eastside Arrival-Dismissal/Breakfast-Lunch Updated
There have been some additions and updates to the re-entry plan added on the Magnolia School District website and Campus-specific sites. They include: ACDA Guidelines Added AAA Guidelines Added Face Coverings Guidelines Added MSD Blended Learning FAQs Removed/Replaced by Blended Learning Guidelines Virtual Option FAQs Added T-Chart Comparing Blended Learning/Virtual Option Added General FAQs Added MSD Health & Safety Guidelines Updated MSD Transportation Health & Safety Guidelines Updated Walker Pre-K Arrival-Dismissal Updated Walker Pre-K Breakfast-Lunch Updated Deleting browser history/cookies may be required if Updated documents won’t load. The magnolia schools website address can be easily viewed by clicking this link: www.magnoliaschools.net Thank you!
LETTER FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT Students and families, We appreciate the patience you have shown while waiting on our plan for returning to school. Our teachers, administrators, and numerous other stakeholders have worked countless hours to develop a plan for a safe environment for our students and staff. Their work and dedication to Magnolia Public Schools is sincerely appreciated. The documents are located on our district website, www.magnoliaschools.net, under the tab “Re-Entry Plan”. At the top of each school’s page, there will be a tab where more specific plans for that campus can be found. Please understand this document could change from day to day as we continue to receive guidance from DESE and ADH. Our initial plan is to begin school on a regular schedule, but that could change throughout the year as needed. We have developed plans for complete on-site instruction, a modified schedule, and remote learning. In addition, we realize that some parents may choose for their child to receive a complete virtual option for instructional delivery. That option is available, and the document for enrollment is located under the “Re-Entry” tab on the district website. We realize that this plan is not perfect; there is nothing perfect about this pandemic. We all want to return to normal. In order to effectively limit the spread of any communicable disease, we need your help in screening your child before sending him/her to school. We realize this is an inconvenience for many parents, but it is impractical and ineffective to screen students after they are at school or already on the bus. We will be providing an easily accessible screening document on our district app and ask that you screen your child daily before sending him/her to school. Most importantly, please do not send your child to school if they are sick. Again, we will continue to update this document. However, we hope this answers many of your questions about how we plan for a safe return to school for our students and staff. John Ward Superintendent Magnolia School District Website: www.magnoliaschools.net
Dear Athletic Parents & Guardians: The Arkansas Activities Association will begin using DragonFly MAX for all sports and activities. DragonFly makes sports and activities more organized with an easy-to-use platform for digital forms, health records, and team communication tools. Each athlete will be REQUIRED to have an account for sports participation. Please use the link below for step by step instructions on creating your account. Thanks! https://5il.co/i8ea
Parents: if you have not already, please take a moment to fill out this quick survey to give your input on the upcoming 2020-2021 School Startup by clicking the link below: https://rb.gy/3jkhif Deadline to submit is today, and we’ve had over 750 entries so far. For all that have submitted, THANK YOU! It only takes a few minutes, and we appreciate each and every entry. Thank you so much! #PANTHERPROUD
Governor Hutchinson is live now providing COVID-19 Updates https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rrzU1zVtuc Important information : the start date for the 2020-21 school year has been delayed and set as August 24th. Additional clarification and information will follow soon.
MJCL Receives King Foundation Grant to Support the Dolly Parton Imagination Library Magnolia Junior Charity League has been awarded a $1,000 grant from Arkansas Imagination Library and the Carl B. and Florence E. King Foundation in Dallas, TX. Grant funds will be used to purchase Imagination Library books in Columbia County, which is one of 28 counties in east and south Arkansas where the King Foundation focuses its grant making. “We are very appreciative for the $1,000 grant from the King Foundation to the Magnolia Junior Charity League. Their support allows us to continue providing the children in our community the opportunity to participate in the Dolly Parton Imagination Library and receive books month after month. Currently, 437 children receive books and that would not be possible without supporters and donors like the King Foundation.” -Anna Smith, MJCL 2020-2021 President Every child enrolled in the Imagination Library program receives high quality, age-appropriate books in the mail – one book per month until a child’s fifth birthday – at no cost to families. Parents or guardians of children under age five in Columbia County can enroll their child in Imagination Library by going to https://imaginationlibrary.com/usa/find-my-program/ Currently, almost 40,000 books are mailed to Arkansas children each month through independent Imagination Library affiliates operating in all 75 counties in Arkansas. Since launching in 1995, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has become the world’s preeminent early childhood book gifting program. The Imagination Library mails more than 1.5 million high quality, age-appropriate books each month to registered children from birth to age five. The flagship program of The Dollywood Foundation has mailed well over 100 million free books in Australia, Canada, The Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom and the United States. The program’s impact has been widely researched, and results suggest positive increases in key early childhood metrics. Penguin Random House is the exclusive publisher for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. For more information, visit https://imaginationlibrary.com/.
The day has come, THEIR day! The Panther Class of 2020! Rehearsal for tonight is underway! Graduation Ceremony is tonight at 7pm at Panther Arena. Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, each graduate has received 3 tickets for entry. Tickets will be taken at the door. Congratulations to the Panther Class of 2020!
Dear Athletic Parents & Guardians: Due to COVID 19, we will be unable to have our yearly mass physical exam on campus. Each athlete will need to schedule an appointment with their primary care physician, and turn in the physical paperwork directly to Coach Caston or their head coach. If you attended our mass physical in May 2019, your physical will expire on May 21, 2020. If you do not already have the updated physical form, it is available to print via the link below. Please schedule your appointment ASAP! Thank you! Click here for the the updated physical form: https://5il.co/i344
Dear Parents: Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this pandemic. We realize you have many questions, and we are trying to put together a plan for starting school back in August that is safe for our kids, follows guidance from Arkansas Department of Health and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, and still provides our kids with some sense of normalcy. We have had over 60 teachers, parents, healthcare workers and other stakeholders developing this plan, and we are close to completing a document for release. There are a few questions we would like your input on prior to finalizing our plan and releasing the documents. We ask that you take a minute to complete the survey by Sunday, July 12, 2020. https://rb.gy/3jkhif Thank you!
Seniors, again we are excited and preparing for graduation!!!! If you still have your school issued laptop, please bring it by the high school office anytime this week between the hours of 7:00a.m.-5:00p.m. The final day to turn it in will be at graduation practice. Please get this taken care of as soon as possible. We will see you at 10:00a.m. THIS THURSDAY July 9th!!!!
MAGNOLIA HIGH SCHOOL SETS GRADUATION DATE AND PLANS Magnolia High School announced that graduation exercises for the 2020 senior class would be held on Thursday, July 9 at 7:00 p.m. in Panther Arena. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ceremony will follow guidelines from Governor Asa Hutchinson, the Arkansas Department of Education, and the Arkansas Department of Health. Guidelines require six-feet of social distancing in all areas in and around Panther Arena. The maximum occupancy of the arena will also be reduced. Each senior will receive three tickets to be used by family, friends, or other guests. Tickets must be presented at the door prior to entry. Facemasks will also be required by everyone attending or participating in the graduation exercises. Family and guests will be required to bring their own facemask. The Magnolia School District will not provide facemasks to those attending the ceremony. Hand sanitizing stations will be set up in the arena. Arena doors will open at 6:15 p.m. and attendees are encouraged to remain in their cars until school officials direct them to enter. For those unable to attend the 2020 graduation, Magnolia High School will provide live-streaming of the event on the Magnolia High School Facebook page.
COLLEGE ALGEBRA SENIORS!!!! If you have not returned your College Algebra Textbook, please bring it to the mandatory graduation practice!
Attention Seniors!!!! MANDATORY GRADUATION PRACTICE is set for July 9th at 10:00a.m. Please report to your assigned classroom no later than 9:45. An email was sent yesterday to all Seniors regarding the room assignments. Please be on time and practice social distancing as well as wearing face masks while here at the High School. Tickets for your guests will be handed out following the graduation practice. See you then!!!!
BAILEY COBURN RECOGNIZED AS DISTRICT TEACHER OF THE YEAR The Magnolia School Board recognized East Side Elementary School music teacher, Bailey Coburn as the 2020 District Teacher of the Year at their regular meeting on June 15. Superintendent, John Ward read Mrs. Coburn’s biography and then presented her with a plaque of recognition. Bailey will now represent the Magnolia School District in the Arkansas Teacher of the Year (ATOY) competition. Arkansas regional finalists will be announced the week of July 3-8. Regional finalists will also attend a reception ceremony at the Governor’s Mansion in Little Rock on July 31, where the four ATOY finalists will be announced. During the fall of 2020, the ATOY selection panel will visit the finalists’ schools for classroom observation and interviews. The 2021 Arkansas Teacher of the Year will then be announced sometime prior to December 20, 2020.
BAILEY COBURN RECOGNIZED AS DISTRICT TEACHER OF THE YEAR The Magnolia School Board recognized East Side Elementary School art teacher, Bailey Coburn as the 2020 District Teacher of the Year at their regular meeting on June 15. Superintendent, John Ward read Mrs. Coburn’s biography and then presented her with a plaque of recognition. Bailey will now represent the Magnolia School District in the Arkansas Teacher of the Year (ATOY) competition. Arkansas regional finalists will be announced the week of July 3-8. Regional finalists will also attend a reception ceremony at the Governor’s Mansion in Little Rock on July 31, where the four ATOY finalists will be announced. During the fall of 2020, the ATOY selection panel will visit the finalists’ schools for classroom observation and interviews. The 2021 Arkansas Teacher of the Year will then be announced sometime prior to December 20, 2020.
Students interested in Internship for the 2020-2021 school year. Mrs. Moore will be interviewing potential internship students for next year on Tuesday, June 16th from 10:00 until 3:00. Magnolia High School, Room 34. If you have applied for Internship for next year and have not had a face to face interview, please contact Mrs. Moore by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call (870-901-2542 and leave a message for an appointment. If you have not applied and would like to do so, come to school for an application. MHS, Room 34.
Students interested in Internship for the 2020-2021 school year: Mrs. Moore will be interviewing potential internship students for next year on Tuesday, June 9th from 10:00 until 3:00. Magnolia High School, Room 34. If you have applied for Internship for next year and have not had a face to face interview, please contact Mrs. Moore by email (email@example.com) or call (870-901-2542) and leave a message for an appointment. If you have not applied and would like to do so, come to school for an application. MHS, Room 34.
BAILEY COBURN SELECTED MAGNOLIA SCHOOL DISTRICT TEACHER OF THE YEAR Magnolia School District personnel recently selected Bailey Coburn as the 2020 District Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Coburn is the music teacher at East Side Elementary School where she instructs approximately six hundred students in grades 1-3. Bailey is a graduate of Ashdown High School and Henderson State University. She began her career in Magnolia when she did her student teaching in the fall of 2014. She assisted with the band program and with East Side’s music program. After earning her Bachelors of Music in Education, Bailey taught in the El Dorado and Spring Hill school districts. However, she was always drawn back to Magnolia, working as the high school receptionist and finally returning to East Side as the elementary music teacher. At East Side, Bailey teaches approximately 600 students per week. She incorporates music from many cultures and time periods. She leads five music programs each year, including last year’s first-ever East Side Veterans Day program. She also includes self-regulation exercises in music class and began a weekly yoga program for students with behavioral and/or sensory issues. Bailey is married to Russell Coburn, a former Magnolia band director. They have one son, Henry, who will be three in June. They also have their rescue dog, Molly. Bailey’s hobbies include playing piano and ukulele, learning new technology, and taking naps. She loves to uplift her coworkers and come up with innovative ideas for the classroom. She can often be found with a to-do list in one hand and a Dr. Pepper in the other. Bailey is also an advocate for mental health and pushes her students to do their best. Mrs. Bailey is now eligible for the 2020 Arkansas Teacher of the Year competition.
Many MHS Juniors Need to Test This Summer MHS juniors who will be taking Advanced Placement Language and Composition next school year (advanced junior English with Ms. Hinton) can earn free concurrent college credit from SAU if they have a 19 in English and Reading on the ACT or an equivalent score on the Accuplacer Reading and English tests. You can take the Accuplacer at the SAU testing center, but you have to wear a mask and they will take your temperature when you arrive. You have to have an appointment, so you start by calling the testing center at 870-235-4145. They will know what test you are asking to take and why. The first time is free, but after that, it is $10 for each attempt. You can test more than once, but not always on the same day. The Accuplacer tests are not timed. You can also take the Accuplacer at home, but the cost is $35 or more and you will need a credit card. To take the test at home, you will need a code from SAU, so you still need to call the testing center for the code. (Parents should have gotten a letter concerning this over the weekend.) Juniors! Get this this done before school starts, so you don't miss out on a great opportunity!
Have you seen the school district's Virtual Art Show? We couldn't have it in the arena, but the art teachers have been working to put together a virtual show to share what their students have been working on! You can find it on our website, https://www.magnoliaschools.net/.
Girls Who Code is offering a free Virtual Summer Immersion Program (SIP). SIP is a virtual 2-week program that teaches girls entering grades 10-12 the computer science skills they need to make an impact in their community, while preparing for a career in tech. With these changes from our in-person to our now virtual program model, we will be hosting the largest coding program for girls in the country and would love your girls to join us. If interested, go here for more information. https://girlswhocode.com/programs/summer-immersion-program
STUDENT COUNCIL OFFICER ELECTIONS: If you are entering 11th or 12th grade and interested in being a Student Council officer, you have until Friday, June 12th to do the following: -turn in the office you would like to run for -write about why you will make a good officer for student council and why you chose that office -have two teachers write a recommendation letter for you. Make sure they email them to firstname.lastname@example.org or Melissa.email@example.com. Check your email for more information about offices.
MAGNOLIA HIGH SCHOOL ANNOUNCES TENTATIVE GRADUATION DATE Magnolia High School has announced a revised graduation date for the 2020 senior class. The tentative date will be Thursday, July 9 at 7:00 pm in Panther Arena. This preliminary date is pending Governor Asa Hutchinson’s announcement that will allow high schools to resume regular graduation exercises. The Governor’s announcement is expected to be middle to late June. Though the commencement ceremony may occur on this date, certain restrictions may be administered for the safety of the students and the public. Restrictions may include a limited occupancy number in the arena and/or a limited number of tickets available for family members and guests. Other restrictions may also apply.
SENIORS with library books: Be sure to turn in your books or pay the replacement cost by the end of this week in order to be able to get your diploma. If you are not sure if you have one out, check your email. If you are unable to pay, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attention National Honor Society members, if you would like a NHS graduation cord, we would love to order you one. Please bring $10 with you on Wednesday when you bring your laptops. Last names A-M will be 10:00-11:00 and last names N-Z will be 11:00-12:00. We will be there to collect your money. Please email Mrs. Smith or Ms. McMahan if you have questions.
ATTENTION High School Art Students: 10th - 12th Grade Art students are to pick up their art projects at the times listed below: Students with Last Names beginning with A – M will be both Tuesday and Wednesday (5/19 and 5/20) from 10:00am – 11:00am. Students with Last Names beginning with N – Z will be both Tuesday and Wednesday (5/19 and 5/20) from 11:00am – 12:00 noon. These will be picked up from Mrs. Hicks' classroom at these times.
All current 2020 Seniors need to return their school-issued laptops this Tuesday and Wednesday in front of the High School. Simply drive through the bus lane and we will be setup for you to return your laptop and charger. Backpacks will NOT be returned. Seniors with Last Names beginning with A – M will be both Tuesday and Wednesday (5/19 and 5/20) from 10:00am – 11:00am. Seniors with Last Names beginning with N – Z will be both Tuesday and Wednesday (5/19 and 5/20) from 11:00am – 12:00 noon. If you no longer have your laptop and/or charger, please contact the technology department at 870-901-2544 for further instructions. PLEASE NOTE: Seniors that are currently enrolled in AP classes, you can keep your laptops until you finish with AP exams you are signed up for. We have a list of those students, and upon completion of AP tests please return your laptop to the high school office.
Any novels from the English classrooms need to be returned to the drop-off box at the high school. This includes all dystopian book club novels from Mrs. Hamilton, Ms. McMahan, and Mrs. Tiegs. All AP Seniors, please return Kite Runner from Mrs. Smith’s class. Deadline Tuesday, May 19th.
FINAL CALL FOR YEARBOOK PICKUP! We will have a drive through distribution next Tuesday 5/19/20, from 10-11am in front of the High School. If you are looking to purchase, please bring exact change $55 or check made to MHS Yearbook. (Only 10 books left to purchase, first come first serve) If you have preordered a book and cannot come, your book will be held until graduation or next school year. Email email@example.com if you have questions.
ATTENTION SENIORS: A message to Magnolia High School Seniors from the counselor’s office. We will soon be finishing up grades for the seniors. Once everything is processed we will be able to send the FINAL COMPLETE transcript to the college of your choice. Before this can be done, we must have your help. The counselor’s office needs permission from the student as to where the final transcript needs to be sent. In addition to the transcript, test scores and immunization records will be included. Please send an email to Tracy Card (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Linda Smith (email@example.com) with the following information: -Student Name -Student ID# -Phone # you can be contacted at -College(s) you have decided to attend and have enrolled with If you have already done this, then you are all set. Thank you. Please remember, even though partial transcripts and documents may have previously been sent, the counselor’s office must have notice for where the final transcript needs to be sent. Please help us share and spread the word to seniors. Thank you.
ATTENTION Seniors 2020-2021 Anyone interested in getting an INTERNSHIP APPLICATION may come to see Mrs. Moore today at the high school. I will be in my room, Room 34, from 12:30-3:30 today, May 11th and Wednesday, May 13th. Also, if you want to talk about the program and your job, come see me.
2020-2021 MHS Swim & Dive Who: 9-12 grade students. You must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA or better. What: Competitive Swimming and Diving at Magnolia High School Where: 4A Conference When: 20-21 Season Questions: Contact Coach Dingman 870-904-2392 or Coach Herron 870-299-3572
Magnolia School District has been approved to join forces with Baylor University to offer the Meals-To-You program. What does this mean? It means that meals for your student(s) will be delivered to your home! Each household, with children ages 1-18 who qualify for free or reduced school meals, will need to go to the website www.mealstoyou.org and sign up by Monday, May 11th. PLEASE help share this to get the word out. This program will be replacing the food service delivery we have been doing since mid-March. Magnolia School District will not deliver meals after this Friday, 05/08. This is a great opportunity for our community!
ACT Test Online at Home Coming Fall/Winter In response to uncertainty and school cancellations due to COVID-19, ACT announced it will offer a flexible schedule for summer 2020 test dates and test-at-home options for fall/winter 2020. As CDC and local guidelines for safety allow, ACT will offer its June and July national test dates as scheduled and will additionally provide makeup test dates for June and July. The makeup test date for the June 13 national test date will be June 20, and the makeup test date for the July 18 test date will be July 25. ACT will work with individual national test centers should they need to reschedule to the makeup test date and students will be notified in advance. Students may also make free test date changes from the June to the July national test date. In addition to the three previously planned fall test dates on September 12, October 24 and December 12, ACT will also offer a remote proctoring option for the ACT® test in late fall/early winter 2020, allowing students to take the test at their home on a computer. ACT will launch the test-at-home option as part of its national testing program. The fee waivers ACT provides to students from low-income homes will apply to the at-home testing option, and ACT is considering other ways to address access and equity issues.
Attn. Seniors: I absolutely regret to announce that the Senior Prom has officially been cancelled. Graduation is still pending and a decision about how and when we will graduate is coming very soon. I am sorry for this announcement and hope you are staying healthy and well.
Upcoming 7th -12th Magnolia students interested in showing livestock for the Fall 2020 season, please complete the following: sign up for the Remind and complete the forms. Sale season will be coming soon, and we want to make sure you are taken care of! Remind information for FFA Show Team 2020, please do the following: Enter this number 81010, then text this message @2020ffash Also, please fill out this form ASAP! We are trying to get an idea of what we need to start gathering for you! Cattle, Sheep, Goats, and Hogs! https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=sg_iPgmwxUKn-zYskPpblcxTaC4iK5dBjPMuqjQKiHBUMko3SFVMREdNTE9LM1NFN09ITllVUUZPRS4u
ATTENTION SENIORS 2020-2021: INTERNSHIP APPLICATIONS Information about the Internship program is on Anita Moore's teacher page. You will need to view the Power Point and the Word document to understand the process of applying to Internship. You can do one of the following to complete the process: 1. Print off the application, complete, and drop off at the drop-off box at the high school. Put application in an envelope with "ATTENTION ANITA MOORE" on it. 2. Complete the information in a Word document and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. 3. Email email@example.com to get an application directly sent to you. 4. Call Mrs. Moore at 870-901-2542 and leave a voice mail. she will get back to you as soon as she receives it.
AP students, please check your email (school and personal accounts). If you have not received an email from College Board, refer to the email from Mrs. Card that explains what you need to do. You can also contact your AP teacher if you need help with this. Also, if you do not have internet access for taking the AP test, let your teacher or counselor know ASAP!
YEARBOOKS: The second day for yearbook pickup will be this THURSDAY, APRIL 23 in front of the high school. (Drive up. Do not get out of your vehicle.) 10:00-10:30am for those who have ALREADY paid. 10:30-11am for those who NEED TO PAY ($55 EXACT change or check). Limited copies remain. We will sell first come, first served. firstname.lastname@example.org
ATTENTION 11th GRADE STUDENTS INTERESTED IN APPLYING FIR INTERNSHIP 2020-2021: Mrs. Moore will be in front of the school during yearbook distribution Thursday from 10:00-11:00. If you want to apply to the Internship program, you may come to school during this time to pick up an application or drop off a completed application. If you cannot come on Thursday, you may get an application from Anita Moore’s teacher page. Information about the program is there as well. Please email email@example.com if interested.
ATTENTION: Yearbooks are in! We will be having a controlled distribution THIS Thursday, 4/16, in front of the High School. To be in compliance of COVID-19 protocols, we will be organizing this pick up as follows: First: FOR PAID IN FULL ORDERS ONLY - Please come by at your class appointed time slot. Seniors 10-10:30, Juniors 10:30-11, Sophomores 11-11:30. Second: FOR THOSE WHO HAVE NOT PAID OR NEED TO COMPLETE PAYMENT - Please come by WITH EXACT CHANGE OR CHECK ($55) between 1-2pm. *Please be aware, we only have a limited amount of extra copies, so if you didn't pre-order and still want a book be mindful these will be sold first come, first serve.
Please see this release we received from AT&T. Magnolia Schools can not offer any support, but just relaying this as a service to our community of students and parents. We have no further information than this, so if you are interested please see the info below and reach out if interested. ————————————————————- From AT&T Our Commitment to Helping Families and Schools Stay Connected Now more than ever, it's important to have access to the Internet to stay in‑touch with family, friends, work, and school. That's why AT&T will continue to offer affordable ways to connect. Households with at least one resident who participates in the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP), and in California only, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients, may qualify. There is NO annual commitment, NO deposit, NO installation fee and NO charge for an in‑home Wi‑Fi ® capable modem. Additionally, in response to the public health crisis1, Access from AT&T is temporarily: • Offering two months of free service, $5/mo. or $10/mo. plus taxes and fees thereafter, depending on your speed, for new Access customers who order by April 30, 2020. • Expanding eligibility based on income2 and to households participating in National School Lunch Program/Head Start • Waiving all home internet data overage fees Feel free to share our updated program information with students and their families. Please consider: • Including a flyer from our partner portal in communications to school families • Adding a mention of Access from AT&T and the link (att.com/access) on your school or district website or in emails sent to parents encouraging them to apply online • Ordering free copies of our updated preprinted flyers from the printing portal, attaccess.rrd.com, and distributing at grab‑and‑go locations Go to att.com/access to learn more about Access from AT&T. Please also sign into our partner portal, accesspartners.att.com, to browse our COVID-19 specific promotional and communications materials. For assistance beyond our online resources, please call 1‑855‑220‑5211. In a united effort, thank you for choosing us, AT&T
Community: we want to make sure that each and every senior gets a copy of their last high school yearbook! Some families have been hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis and we are looking for sponsors to help cover costs. If you are willing to purchase a yearbook for a Senior who may not be able to afford one ($55) please email me. firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you for everything you do to support our #PantherNation
ATTENTION SENIORS 2020-2021 Internship Applications: If you are interested in being an intern next year, go to Anita Moore's teacher page https://www.magnoliaschools.net/o/mhs/teacher_pages#/teachers/13314/pages/9302 and click on the Internship Application in Documents. You can do one of the following: 1. Print off the application, complete, and drop off at the drop-off box at the high school. Put application in an envelope with my name on it. ATTENTION ANITA MOORE 2. Complete the information in a Word document and email to me. email@example.com OR 3. I will be in front of school on Thursday, April 9th from 10:00 - 11:30. You may come and pick up an application at this time. You can complete it while at the school. Please bring your own pen.
MHS Students, the governor has announced that we will not be on campus for the remainder of the year. However, AMI work and Zoom meetings will continue as we have been doing the past few weeks. Please continue to stay in touch with your teachers! Be safe and stay healthy! It’s still a great day to be a Panther!🐾❤️🐾
Attention FCA Members: Coach LaValle will be hosting FCA meetings on Zoom every Tuesday night through May 19 at 6:00 pm. Check out his Teacher Page on the high school website for the Zoom link and login information.
MHS students, to get extra credit for AMI work, days 1-5 (ACT Prep), it must be completed online or turned into the drop box by noon on Monday, April 6. Please make sure your name is on it.
Coach Caston will be on Zoom at 12:30 on Wednesdays for Foundations of Sports Medicine and at 12:30 on Fridays for Sports Med. Injury Assessment.
Attention Seniors!!!! Jostens will be here April 9th. A-M starting at 10:00-10:45, N-Z 10:45-11:30. If you owe a balance please call 1(800)JOSTENS. Packages will be handed to you thru your car window. Please drive thru bus circle in front of school.
Coach Beeson will be available for his Physical Education classes via zoom Tuesdays at 10:00a.m. and his Health classes will be on zoom at 10:30.
Seniors: unfortunately we have had to cancel the 2020 senior play. You may keep your scripts or take them to the office any Monday-Thursday from 8-12 and leave it for me there.
2020 Yearbooks are still available for purchase! You can drop money off at the school (M-Th, 8-12), mail a check, or order online with Josten’s. Let me know if you have any questions!
Magnolia Schools Superintendent Mr. John Ward gives an update on COVID-19 and our District. Click the link below to view the update video: https://youtu.be/moEmPtyDNis
Magnolia High School Students: You should soon have an email from your English teacher. Even if you do not have a laptop, your school email account can be accessed on a phone through Office 365. Please check your email and reply to your teacher as soon as possible.
ACT RESCHEDULES TESTING DATES The safety of students and test center staff is ACT’s top priority. ACT has rescheduled its April 4 national test date to June 13 across the U.S. in response to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). All students registered for the April 4 test date will receive an email from ACT in the next few days informing them of the postponement and instructions for free rescheduling to June 13 or a future national test date.
Some clarification on AMI Information for this week: AMI assignments are made available online at www.magnoliaschools.net under the News section. Links to each campus are provided. AMI assignment packets may also be picked up on the individual campuses from 1:00-3:00 today. For anyone who is unable to access the online assignments or pick them up on the campuses, the AMI assignment packets will be available at the following lunch pick-up locations Tuesday-Friday, March 17-20: o Central Elementary Cafeteria Drive Through- 11:00-1:00 o West Side Park-12:00-12:30 o South Side Park-12:00-12:30 o McNeil Old School-12:00-12:30 o Waldo Old Fire Station-12:00-12:30 o Village Old School-12:00-12:30
Brush off your best lines and your best performance for a family-friendly poetry slam next Monday (3/16) at Mule Kick! Prizes include a Mule Kick gift certificate and some amazing poetry collections. Judges will be Larry Dunn, Kurt Coppersmith, and Kate Stover. Co-sponsored by SAU's Sigma Tau Delta and MHS English Department. Ages 16 & up can enter on Mule Kick's facebook page.
Magnolia High School held its 2020 Mu Alpha Theta Ceremony Tuesday evening. Mu Alpha Theta is a Mathematics Honor Society. There were 38 new members inducted and 26 returning members recognized. Congratulations to this elite group of Mathematics students. Thank you to Albemarle, Mr. Steve Card, and Mr. Joshua Wiggins for sponsoring our ceremony.
The adult 4A State Championship pre-sale tickets in the HS Annex are sold out. Student tickets are still available. To order adult tickets online, visit the link below: https://gofan.co/app/events/83640 (Panthers are Session 4)
The Magnolia School District will close all campuses and office buildings on Friday, March 13, 2020 in order that faculty, staff, and students may attend the State 4A Basketball Tournament in Hot Springs. The Magnolia High School Panthers will be defending their state championship title when they take on the Mills University Studies Comets at the Hot Springs Convention Center. Game time is set for 7:45 pm. A make-up day will be determined and announced on a later date.
The Magnolia School District will close all campuses and office buildings Friday, Mar. 13 in order that faculty, staff, and students may attend the State 4A Basketball Tournament in Hot Springs. A make-up day will be determined and announced at a later date. Game time is set for 7:45 against Mills Comets.
Panther and Lady Panther swimmers hit the water at 3:30 today in Bentonville for the 4A-1A State Swim meet!! Let’s Go MHS swimmers!! Leave it all in the water!!
Magnolia Panthers and Lady Panthers will travel to Bentonville Thursday for the 4A-1A State Swim Meet. The team will practice on Friday morning at the Bentonville Community Center Facility. The 4A-1A meet will be the afternoon meet on Saturday, and will begin at 3:30 pm. Magnolia High School will send off the team from the Panther Arena parking lot 10:00 am on Thursday morning. The community is invited to come out and cheer on the Panthers and Lady Panthers as they head to the state meet.
A great day today for Seniors!!!! Students were challenged today with real life scenarios. Everything from writing a check to balancing a budget and managing households!!! Lots of great feedback from them today on the activities!!! Thank you to all the volunteers that made this possible for our students!! A special thank you to Jeff Venable and Annette Pate for spearheading the event!
ACT testing Tuesday, Feb. 25. Good luck to all juniors testing! We are excited to see your hard work pay off! Seniors meet in the arena at 8:00 for Career Day hosted by University of AR Division of Agriculture. Panther Plaza will be closed until 1:00.
The MHS Television Production class will be live streaming the full girls and boys basketball games tonight from the MHS Facebook Fanpage located at http://www.facebook.com/MHSMagnoliaAR on Facebook! It’s also Senior Night! Girls tip at 6:00 Guys tip at 7:30
Reminder.....Lady Panthers and Panthers will play their final game tonight in Panther Arena when the Hamburg Lady Lions and Lions come to town. It is Senior night also so plan to get there early for a seat!!! Tonight is also the debut of our television production class. Stay tuned on how you can watch live on television this evening!!! Go Panthers!!!
Magnolia High School Quiz Bowl is on their way to Cabot to compete today!
Our Partners in Education are wonderful!!! Walked in today to many sweet treats for our Faculty and Staff!! This is much appreciated. We are so grateful for all you do for us!!!
Everyone's talking about the new Magnolia Schools Mobile App. Are you wondering what it's all about? Check out this video! It will answer any questions you may have, and then some! https://youtu.be/YJ25s03oPUs Download the free app using the links below using the link that's right for your device! Android: http://bit.ly/3aO03J4 or iPhone: https://apple.co/2tRYTeO.
Career and Technical Education Day took place at the state Capitol Tuesday, February 11, 2020. Held in the capitol rotunda, the event was designed to showcase CTE programs and leaders from across the state. Magnolia High School was well represented by students from the internship program. MHS students attending were A’Nijah Caldwell, Caitlin Jermany, and Jeremiah Smith.
BRAELYN BEASLEY SIGNS FOOTBALL SCHOLARSHIP WITH HSU Magnolia High School senior, Braelyn Beasley, recently signed a letter-of-intent to play football for the Henderson State University Reddies next fall. Beasley was a two-way starter for the Panthers during 2019 season. As a quarterback, Braelyn threw for 533 yards with seven touchdown passes. He also had 800 yards rushing with eight touchdowns and two 2-point conversions. As a defensive back, Beasley led the conference with six interceptions. He also had fourteen pass deflections and thirty-eight tackles with three tackles for loss. Braelyn was the quarterback and defensive back of the year as an All-Conference player this year. He was also named to the All-State team as a defensive back. Braelyn has been selected to play in two All-Star games this summer. He will play in the Arkansas High School All-Star game and the FCA All-Star game between Arkansas and Texas All-Stars. Beasley is projected to play either defensive back or receiver for the Reddies next season.
Lady Panther and Panthers face off with the Camden Fairview Cardinals tonight (2/11)!!! Come out and join in on the excitement of Lady Panther and Panther Basketball! Panther Arena, women start at 6:00 with the Men starting around 7:30!
Progress Reports go out today and parent conferences are Tuesday, Feb. 11 from 3:30-6:30.
Let’s pack out the student section on Feb 11th, for a school spirit pic! We will take the picture at halftime of the boys game! Wear your school colors and bring your Panther spirit! Just leave hand signs in your pockets! 😊
Magnolia School District would like to thank the sponsors listed below for their $600 donation to the Magnolia Quarterback Club. The sponsors have been supplying sports banners for the high school sports teams, featuring the full teams and their seniors. This donation comes from print sales sold to parents and fans of these images of the MHS and MJHS Football teams. The sponsors involved are: Farmers Bank & Trust Gary Don Farrar Shelter Insurance Agency Mule Kick Kathy's Dance Arts Studio Physiques, Inc. Murphy's Jewelers ONLY in Magnolia Greg Payne D.D.S. and JRowe Photography, LLC Pictured are representatives from these businesses, Magnolia Quarterback Club Representative Jason Ray, High School Head Coach Mark King, Junior High head coach John Rich, and Athletic Director Dyun Long. This money will go directly to this amazing organization and the students of the MHS and MJHS football teams! Many thanks to these sponsors and most importantly all parents who purchased prints making it possible!
The Senior Play, “13 Ways to Screw Up Your College Interview” by Ian McWethy, will be May 8-9th. Seniors - Come see Ms. Goodwin if you are interested in participating!
Free ACT Boot Camp Thursday, Feb. 20 at SAU. Available to the first 150 students who sign up. Transportation and lunch provided. Sign up in the MHS office.
No school Monday, Jan. 20. Enjoy your MLK, Jr. day!
MHS December Students of the Month (Sponsored by Terry’s CashSaver): 12th grade: Jordan Sigala, Megan Green 11th grade: Dorian Pressley, Sierra Putney 10th grade: Rory Lowther, Allie Cranston