Band Director Jill Chentnik was recently a guest clinician for one of ASBOA's Region 8 Junior High All-Region Bands. 108 students from 18 different schools in the Fort Smith/Van Buren area performed a concert of four songs after only four (2 hour) rehearsals. Congrats to Mrs. Chentnik on being selected as a guest clinician. You're a pro! Congratulations to all the involved students as well!
Mountain Home High School Career Academies January 2024 Students and Teachers of the Month: ACME Student of the Month: Megan Eddings ACME Teacher of the Month: Mrs. Janie Davidson CAB Student of the Month: Caden White CAB Teacher of the Month: Ms. Emma Reed HHS Student of the Month: Cade Yates HHS Teacher of the Month: Brett Shrable
Mountain Home High School Career Academies Mrs.Lawrence's Artists of the Week Benjamin Grimes 12th Grade Self-Portrait in Contour Line Chalk pastel and glue Eva Garris 11th Grade The Mask Marker Calvin Evans 10th Grade Thebes Mask Sharpie
Track & Field Indoor State Recap Highlights Junior Eli Jones won the shot put with a new personal best of 52’4". His mark was the top mark out of all classifications. The boys 4x800 took first place with a time of 8:16.29 with Connor King, Trenton Smith, Hendrix Hughes, and William Hill. William Hill placed second in the 3200m with a time of 9:40.74 minutes. Connor King ran to third place in the 1600m with a time of 4:40.65 minutes. Adam Jones placed second in the pole vault by clearing 14’6”. Senior Merritt McConnell scored in all four events she competed in. McConnell broke her own school record in the long jump with 17’0.75” to place third. She placed fifth in both the 60m and 200m with 8.27 seconds and 27.17 seconds. McConnell along with Camilla Johnson, Jamie Chandler, and Monica Chafin were part of the 4x400m team that placed fifth with a time of 4:38.79 minutes. Bombers who scored: - Hendrix Hughes placed 4th in the 3200m with 10:16.53min - Barrett Miller placed 7th in the 60m with 7.15 seconds. - Talan Palmer placed 7th in the long jump with 20’0” - Trenton Smith placed 8th in the 1600 with 4:47.66 minutes. - Ali Czanstkowski placed 5th in triple jump with 32’7.75” and high jump clearing 4’10”. - Camilla Johnson placed 6th in the 60m hurdles with 10.39 seconds - Pixie Bolick placed 7th in the 60m hurdles with 10.60 seconds - Erin Smith placed 7th in the 3200m with 12:55.86 minutes - Girls 4x800 with Erin Smith, Cisily Goettler, Jamie Chandler, and Hailie Chandler placed 5th with a time of 11:16.07min. The boys placed third overall with 56 points. Russellville won with 98 points only three points ahead of Lakeside. Lady Bombers placed sixth overall with 38.5 points. Lake Hamilton won with 106 points. Link to results: https://ar.milesplit.com/meets/582042-arkansas-indoor-hs-championships-1a2a3a4a5a6a-2024/results/995343/raw https://milesplit.live/meets/582042/team-scores Pictured: Eli and Adam Jones
The Mountain Home Jr. High Quiz Bowl team took 3rd place at the 6A Regional quiz bowl tournament held in Greenbriar on Saturday. This win gives them the opportunity to play in the state tournament that will be held on Saturday, Feb. 17 at Pulaski Academy. Two of our players, Wave Simmons and Christian Belicek, were named All-Stars during the tournament. Pictured from l to r: Victor Jackson, Aidan Kerr, Christian Belicek, Wave Simmons, Coach Stephanie Hughes, Ricia Recktenwald, and Eliza Obert.
Bomber Update: Mrs. Dewey discusses the district's involvement in this week's "Capital for a Day" program. https://youtu.be/Af7ezE7QaZ8
This week's Bomber Update is a Fun Fact Friday from MHJH! https://youtu.be/MOvZ7wtOgSM
First and Second grade students at Nelson-Wilks-Herron Elementary worked hard to create art as gifts for our school board members for School Board Recognition Month. These seven students worked diligently to create beautiful art! We are so proud to provide art for our leaders to enjoy from the young students in our district! Pictured below from left to right: Alex, Jackson, Carter, Macie, Garnet, and Gabriella (second grade). Pictured separately is James Thomas (first grade).
Big shout out to our MHJH students and staff! Each year students across Arkansas participate in NWEA testing. This is a norm-referenced test that shows a student's academic growth longitudinally from Kindergarten through 12th grade. This test is given three times a year. This year after our MHJH math students took their beginning of year tests, they were scoring above the national average. In 8th grade, our students were testing 2.6 points above, while our 9th grade students were testing 6 points above the national average. After our middle of year testing, we are excited to report that our students are growing well above the national average of students in the same age and grade levels. Our 8th grade students are now 4.4 points above the national average, and our 9th graders are testing 9 points above! This is incredible growth for our students! Well done MHJH teachers and students! Your hard work is paying off!
We are thankful for our school board!
Visit this link to see the second quarter Pinkston Middle School Virtual Art Show! Wow! These kids are incredible! https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vRGhnHeoGf-7Oe9N68-FhGkGCNSvxb2szOiKJZW-dtZaVqNoMk8eig6hKeI1nQbr_vBeNT3avthRy4I/pub?start=true&loop=true&delayms=3000&slide=id.g28a73f87016_0_76
Big congratulations to Abigail Howerton for completing the entire Susan Barton System for reading! This is a huge accomplishment that takes years of work, and she completed it while in middle school. So proud!
Congratulations to our Baxter County Spelling Bee contestants! Below are the MHPS students who placed: Michael Jones -- 3rd grade: 1st place Bedelia Clifton -- 7th grade: 3rd place Michael will represent Baxter County in the state spelling bee this spring!
Mountain Home Kindergarten, Nelson-Wilks-Herron Elementary, and Hackler Intermediate will all celebrate the 100th day of school on Wednesday, January 31!
MHPS will run snow routes on the following routes both this afternoon and tomorrow morning/afternoon: 27, 47, 48, 50, 53, 55, 56 and 57.
School will be in session on Tuesday, January 23. We will run regular bus routes.
Due to inclement weather, there will be no school today, January 22. Thank you!
Bomber families, At my house this afternoon we’re watching every weather report we can find, and I imagine many of you are as well. There are no roads to drive or parking lots to scrape right now. We’re just in a holding pattern at the moment. I know that’s not a great answer for any of you, but that is where we are. I want you to know that — as it is on any regularly-scheduled school day — our goal is to be in session tomorrow. However, the reality is that we may need to cancel. If we do, I plan to let you know by 5 in the morning. At this time, our families are in a position where we have to hope for the best but prepare for the worst by making alternate plans for childcare, etc. if school is cancelled. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Mrs. Dewey
Mrs. Dewey's Friday Update featuring Mr. Jeff Kincade! https://youtu.be/4LhXmAQIX6w?si=kywpWA6OwYwtB7Bm
Board Meeting Recap - January 2024