The Flu Clinic for the Magnolia Middle School campus will be Wednesday, October 14. More information will be coming as it is made available.
Attention VIRTUAL STUDENTS/PARENTS! Progress Reports & HAC Login Information will be mailed home Thursday, September 17. Be on the lookout. :)
Magnolia Middle School Volleyball . . . Game On! More Photos Here - https://link.shutterfly.com/Tlc1qju6G9
PICTURE DAY at Magnolia Middle School Tuesday/September 29, 2020 Virtual Students will be taken at a later date TBA
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.
At this time all Magnolia Public School campuses will be open tomorrow. Currently, the transportation garage is without power. This could cause a few delays if this remains the case through Friday.
Magnolia School District will not hold fact-to-face classes tomorrow, Thursday, August 27, 2020. The National Weather Service has issued a tropical storm warning for our area. Hurricane Laura is expected to bring rain and high winds to Magnolia tomorrow. All classes will be virtual. We are aware that some of our onsite students do not yet have a device at home. Any student who does not have access to a device, or the internet, will not be penalized and will have opportunities to complete their assignments. Decisions about Friday will be announced tomorrow. We realize this is a late announcement and apologize for any inconvenience.
Band Parents: Those who are interested in sewing a mask for your child in band can find mask patterns at this website! http://www.unitedsound.org/mask?fbclid=IwAR1VgtLCbCw4O046EJgSDFLoIrq8piTGYG6UwiofxoFOknI1XUej80WS4wE
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
Attention all Magnolia Middle School Virtual Students and parents: For those that could not make today’s required laptop pick-up, tomorrow, August 20th, we will be handing out the rest at the Magnolia Middle School cafeteria from 8am to 12noon. If your Magnolia Middle School Virtual student has signed up for the virtual option, and did not pick up their laptop today, it must be picked up tomorrow between these times. Please Note: The student AND parent/guardian must both be present. Thank you!
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
7th Grade students (boys/girls) wishing to play sports this year need to have physicals completed and turned in by Friday, August 7. Forms can be can be found in the filing cabinet on the front steps of MMS. There is also a drop-box where completed forms can be returned.
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!
Per Coach John Rich: Athletic physicals for 8th and 9th grade football are due by August 3 and should be turned in to the coaches. 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/.
JR High Athletic Parents & Guardians: 8th and 9th grade boys and girls football and basketball workouts will begin next Monday, July 13th. The following schedule details the time frame and location for each sport. Please arrive at least 15-20 minutes before your scheduled start time in order for COVID questionnaire screening and temperature checks. All athletes will be responsible for their own water, so please plan accordingly. All athletes will report to the breezeway door in the parking lot beside the JR high cafeteria for check-in and pick-up after workouts. Monday July 13-Thursday July 16: 8th grade Football 9-10 AM 9th grade Football 10:30-11:30 AM Tuesday July 14-Thursday July 16: 8th grade Boys Basketball 10:30-11:30 AM 9th grade Boys Basketball 9-10 AM JR High Girls Basketball Monday, July 13th 12-1:30 PM @ Panther Arena Tuesday, July 14/Thursday, July 16 12-1:30 PM @ MHS Auxiliary Gym
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!
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.
Yearbooks Reminder! MJHS Yearbooks have arrived! If you have already paid for a yearbook, pick up will be in the front of the junior high today. Tuesday, June 9 from 1:00 - 4:00 If you want to purchase one, they are $20. Cash only, please. No checks.
Attention! Attention! MJHS Yearbooks have arrived! If you have already paid for a yearbook, pick up will be in the front of the junior high on the following days: Monday/June 8 from 1:00 - 4:00 Tuesday/June 9 from 1:00 - 4:00 If you want to purchase one, they are $20. Cash only, please no checks.
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.
If you need to pick up your instrument or have a school owned instrument (not rented through a music store) that needs to be dropped off, we will be at the junior high band hall today until 3:00pm and tomorrow, Friday May 29th, from 1pm-3pm.
Yearbooks Update! Yearbooks should be delivered first week of June, . . . we hope. When they arrive, Mrs. Bullock will post instructions for pick up.
CURRENT 8th Grade Students - If you are interested in playing tennis next year in the 9th Grade, please email Coach Malone at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline to sign up is Friday, May 29th.
Congratulations to these young ladies for making the 2020 - 2021 Freshman Cheerleading Team. If your number is listed below, please come by the Junior High on Monday, May 18th between 1:00 and 3:00 pm to pick up a folder of information. It will be outside on the front porch. The folder will have your name on it and must be returned by Wednesday, May 20th. Congratulations again!! I am looking forward to another great year!!!! The numbers are: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 11 12 15 16
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!
MJHS Parents/Students wanting information about clearing out Athletic Lockers are encouraged to contact the coaches responsible. All coaches/faculty email addresses can be located on the Staff pages of the MJHS website . . . Or by clicking here. https://www.magnoliaschools.net/o/mjhs/staff
MJHS yearbooks have been delayed until possibly June. The plant that prints the yearbook has closed due to Covid19. Updates will be posted as more information is released. Thank you for your patience. 🐾❤️🐾
Any 8th Grader interested in trying out for cheerleader needs to go to Ms. Harrell's teacher page on the MJHS Website. Find the Cheerleader Try Out Section. All information about a virtual tryout is there. Read all information and follow instructions.
In case you missed it . . . AT&T* is offering an affordable way to connect to online materials. Households with at least one resident who participates in the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) 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 crisis, access from AT&T is temporarily: • Offering two months of free service, then $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 income and to households participating in National School Lunch Program/Head Start • Waiving all home internet data overage fees Go to att.com/access to learn more about access from AT&T. Please also sign into partner portal, accesspartners.att.com, to browse COVID-19 specific promotional and communications materials. For assistance beyond the online resources, please call 1 855 220 5211. *This offer is from AT&T. Magnolia Public Schools has no further information and cannot provide any support. We are simply relaying this information as a service to our community of students and parents.
Mrs. Dione Smith’s Remind codes for Algebra and Geometry: Text code @mjhsalg19 to 81010 for Algebra Text code @mjhsgeo19 to 81010 for Geometry
MJHS students, there is a tub in front of the school to drop off library books. Please return your books as soon as possible. Thanks!
Remind Codes for Mr. Mancil's 9th Grade English classes. English 1- @mancile to 81010 Pre-AP - @mancilp to 81010
Please join Mrs. Youngblood’s Remind by texting @20204th9w to the number 81010. 🐾❤️
Parents and students, please make sure you are checking the teacher pages on the MJHS website to check for updates and assignments.
JH band students: the Virtual Band Hall will be "open" on Zoom every Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm. The link to the zoom meeting will be posted on your Microsoft team and on the Magnolia Bands website.
Please join Mrs. LaValle's remind. Text the message @e7d36ag to the number 81010 to join. Information about zoom meetings will be sent through remind.
Remind group section codes-- Pre-AP--@9papsci Regular--@gb7b2h Zoom meeting Wednesday. Pre-AP @ 12 Regular @ 1
Please make sure to sign up for Mrs.Owen's Remind if you have not already done so. Zoom Meeting Times and Passwords will be posted through Remind. Oral Communication: @4a794d Academic Reading: @329d88 Stay safe and healthy!
Deadline to order MJHS yearbook has been extended to May 1, please order soon! https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/index.cfm/job/3254
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
IMPORTANT UPDATE for PARENTS MJHS teachers are now attempting to contact the parents of their students through email and by phone. Please check your email (including Junk folder) and respond. And any calls from unknown numbers might be us so . . . please answer.
MJHS yearbook deadline has been extended to March 30! Please order soon! https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/index.cfm/job/3254
MJHS wants to remind everyone - The website/app is still here . . . and we're still working) Click SEE ALL POSTS to view video.
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
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 Bands will be going to Concert Assessment @ Camden Middle School on March 17-19. Our students have been working hard to prepare to perform for judges. Parents and staff are encouraged to attend! Performance Times •March 17th, 7:00pm-Magnolia HS Concert Band •March 17th, 7:55pm- Magnolia HS Symphonic Band •March 18th, 3:50pm-Magnolia JH Concert Band •March 19th, 3:50pm-Magnolia JH 7th grade band •March 19th, 5:05pm: Magnolia JH Symphonic Band
Yearbook deadline is approaching fast, March 20! Please order online or in the MJHS library SOON! https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/index.cfm/job/3254
7th Grade Accelerated Science class captured and tagged the rare and elusive plastic egg creature to test how accurate the formula for calculating population size is. The class split up and took turns hiding and hunting the egg creatures. Tomorrow they will repeat the activity but this time it will have human interference.
Buy a MJHS Yearbook today! Click link, payment is required when you order. https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/index.cfm/job/3254
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.
Tell your friends! Wake the neighbors! MJHS will send Progress Reports home for all students tomorrow Friday, February 7. Please review these with your student(s), and make plans to attend Parent/Teacher Conferences Tuesday, February 11 from 3:30-6:30. If you are unable to attend on that date, please, please, please, call or email either the school or the teacher you wish a conference with. Staff emails can be found on the Staff menu of the MJHS website. We are happy to schedule conferences according to our parents/guardians needs. Thank you.
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!
All MJHS students will be taking the STAR Reading Test in their English classes this week. Please encourage your student(s) to give their best effort. Their reading-level will appear on their report cards.
8th grade science students explore Newton’s First Law today by completing a penny drop and a marble roll. Students had to make a penny fall in a cup by flicking a notecard. This proved to be challenging for them but by the end of class almost all of the students had mastered it. Tug of war with marbles was the second activity. Students had to try to keep the marble centered by blowing through a drinking straw.
Congratulations to the MJHS Quiz Bowl Team and coach, Ashley Reed! The team finished 2nd today at the 5A Regional Tournament in DeQueen. Khadija Karim finished as the tournament MVP by answering 10.67 questions per game on average. That qualified her for the All-Tournament team. The MJHS Quiz Bowl team will next travel to Watson Chapel on February 8 to compete for the 5A State Championship! 🐾
New website coming soon!
The Magnolia Trap Teams will be shooting in Camden on March 14, 2020 and April 25, 2020.
Welcome to the NEW MJHS website. Please have a look around. Questions/Comments/Suggestions can be sent to email@example.com
Parents are reminded/encouraged to check their students progress often through HAC. http://bit.ly/HAC-LOGIN
Report Cards for the 2nd 9-Weeks/First Semester will come home Friday January 10.