Congratulations to Elijah Grace, an 8th grader, who was the January First Security Bank Student Leadership Award recipient!
Coach Chris Cash from Twin Lakes Tennis Club taught PE classes on Monday and Tuesday at Hackler! Thanks, Coach Cash!
This week's Bomber Update is about our strategic plan survey: https://youtu.be/FL__c82B4LQ
We had more than 200 juniors at The Sheid yesterday participating in ACT Bootcamp! Juniors across the state take the ACT soon, and our Bombers are feeling confident about all they've learned. It was a great day filled with learning, door prizes and food! Good luck, class of 2025!
Reminder: Mountain Home Public Schools will not be in session on Monday, April 8. Students will be exposed to some eclipse lessons in science classes prior to the event, and EACH student and staff member in our district will receive a pair of protective eclipse glasses to take home on Friday, April 5. Note: Protective eclipse glasses are also being handed out to library card holders at the Baxter County Library.
The drawing will be tomorrow (2/20) at the end of the school day! Contact Hackler Intermediate for more information!
February 15 Bomber Update: https://youtu.be/vDR0z9QQRFQ
Congratulations to Ruben Morales from GBCCA! He was recognized at the AR Assoc. of Alternative Educators Conference this week as a Diamond winner. This award is given to students enrolled in ALE programs (11 honored this year) who have exhibited growth academically, socially, and emotionally. We are SO proud of Ruben!
We appreciate the work our School Resource Officers do every day to keep us safe! Thanks to Officer Helmert, Officer Shaw, Officer (OZ) Ables, Officer Campfield, Officer Holland, Officer Maze, and Officer Recktenwald!
Pinkston Choir did some serenading today in honor of Valentine's Day!
Our awesome Mr. Kincade received quite a bit of recognition today from the Arkansas Association of Alternative Educators. He also received a citation from Arkansas Secretary of State John Thurston. We're proud of you, Mr. Kincade!
Mountain Home Public Schools will utilize snow routes in both the morning and afternoon on Tuesday, February 13.
High School students who drive will be released at 10:30 today.
Mountain Home Public Schools will run snow routes today beginning at 11:15.
Due to inclement weather, Mountain Home Public Schools will release today (Monday, Feb. 12) at 11:15 a.m.
This week's Bomber Update celebrates National Career & Technical Education Month! https://youtu.be/IbHRsyp4-V8
MHPS CLASSIFIED STAFF HIGHLIGHT: Mr. Thomas Merry Prior to joining MHPS, I worked at The University of Notre Dame as the Purchasing Manager for the concessions and catering for all sports. Ordering and dispersing the food for all of the sporting events gave me the opportunity to be on-hand for all the games. Soon I realized I wanted to be more involved in the menu planning, so I accepted the Concessions Manager position. Some people may think having your office in a 90,000-seat football facility would be the best part of the job; however, for me it was the creativity in creating menus that was the allure. During this time I bought a bakery that featured an Amish soft pretzel hand-twisted by one of our pretzel artisans. It didn't take long to realize I was a cook not a baker. I have worked many concerts, collegiate sporting events, and fed some famous people. However the most interesting was making Mitt Romney a pretzel when he was running for President. He was in shock when we rang it up and charged him full price for it. The best part of working here at MHPS is trying to make lunch a positive time for the students. Our dedicated staff truly cares about cooking food that these kids will enjoy and doing it within the strict guidelines of the government.
SEAD (Student Education Against Drugs) was invited to meet with the Secretary of Health last Wednesday when she was in town for our "Capital for a Day" event. Mrs. Case and Mrs. Davidson took two current leaders (Kylie Andrews and Monica Chafin) and two rising leaders (Savannah Davidson and Barrett Miller) to visit with several people from the department of health and the Secretary of Health, Renee Mallory. There were other community partners at the meeting as well who are part of the PAYS coalition. They met at the Juvenile Services office and Kylie Andrews and Monica Chafin gave a report of the work that SEAD is doing in the district to promote being drug/vape free. The students were amazing and made a big impression on all who were in attendance.
Retired Police Officer Mr. Nevin Barnes spoke to Mrs. Quick's Advisory Class today during mentor time at the High School. He is the father of the class mentor, Mrs. Brooke Barnes-Grissum from Ultimate Auto. Thanks to Mr. Barnes for taking the time to talk to our students!
We have THE BEST counseling staff! We are so thankful for their work this week and every week!