MAGNOLIA WELCOMES NEW TEACHERS AND STAFF
Covid Waivers for free lunch meals have expired. Click here for information about the New Meal Applications and a chance to win a $100 gas card.
Central Arkansas Development Council
USDA Commodities Distribution
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Sarah Story --- Arkansas Teacher of the Year Regional Finalist
Congratulations to Sarah Story on being selected as one of the thirteen regional finalists for the 2023 Arkansas Teacher of the Year! Sarah currently is a special education teacher at East Side Elementary School and represents Magnolia as the District Teacher of the Year. The regional finalists will be recognized at a special event held Thursday, August 4, 2022, in the Governor’s Mansion, 1800 Center St., Little Rock. During the ceremony, four regional finalists will be announced as the state semifinalists.
It is time for our BIG announcement!!!
To raise funds for the East Side Panther Pantry, we will be hosting the first of its kind...….All Sports Camp!
Thursday, August 4, 2022
Our All Sports Camp is designed to introduce young athletes to a variety of sports in one setting. Participants will rotate through sports stations with the MHS Coaching Staff and Athletes.
Boys will rotate through Football, Baseball, Basketball, and Tennis!
Girls will rotate through Volleyball, Softball, Basketball, and Cheer/Dance.
The camp will end with a fun water event for all boys and girls!
Because of our generous sponsors (WALLER WEALTH MANAGEMENT, FARMERS BANK & TRUST, PEOPLES BANK), all money collected from registrations will go to buy food for the Panther Pantry!
SIGN UP DAY OF AT CHECK-IN or ONLINE at this link!
You also have the option to sponsor a student! You can do that online!
Contact: Whitteni Lindsey - Whitteni.email@example.com
The Magnolia School District releases National School Lunch Program Meal Guidelines
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MAGNOLIA SCHOOL DISTRICT
2022-23 SCHOOL CALENDAR AND EVENTS
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JESSICA ARYEE ACCEPTS POSITION AS NEW MHS PRINCIPAL
Magnolia School District Superintendent, John Ward, announced on Monday that Jessica Aryee has accepted the position as the new high school principal at Magnolia. Mrs. Aryee has a clear vision for leadership, focus on academic improvement, and behavioral expectations for the high school. The District looks forward to seeing the high school grow into a cohesive group working together to provide our students with the rigorous academic background needed to be successful beyond graduation.
Jessica Aryee has served as the assistant principal at Magnolia High School for the past six years. She is an El Dorado native who graduated from El Dorado High School in 1994. She attended the University of Arkansas in Little Rock where she received a BSE Degree in Elementary Education. She began her teaching career in Little Rock before moving back to El Dorado in 2003. In addition to serving as an assistant principal, she served as a literacy teacher and an instructional facilitator. She holds post-secondary degrees in Curriculum and Instruction and both Building and District Level Administration.
Jessica is excited about the opportunity to lead Magnolia High School and become a part of the Magnolia community.
Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Heart bus is not running on Friday 5/27.
STUDENT MEDICATION PICKUP
Parents of students with medications stored in the school nurse's office are reminded that those medications should be picked up no later than the last day of the school year, May 27. Any medications left in the nurse's office after May 27 will be disposed of by the school nurse in accordance with current laws and rules.
Medicaid Update Arkansas Campaign
Medicaid clients are asked to update their contact information with DHS. For more information click here:
Today marks the conclusion of this year’s Magnolia READS event. In the final video, Mrs. Rader and Mrs. Waters share the activities and projects their campuses participated in during the financial literacy project. Mr. Ward joins them in expressing appreciation to the partners and community members who participated in Magnolia READS.
Click the link below to view the video.
As the Magnolia READS financial literacy project ends, Lionel Davis, a senior at MHS in the Work-based Learning class, shares what he has learned as an intern working multiple jobs this year.
Click the link below to hear Lionel’s journey as a student intern and what he has learned about financial literacy and being an employee at a young age.
NATIONAL SCHOOL NURSE DAY
The Magnolia School District celebrates National School Nurse Day as we acknowledge the accomplishments of our school nurses and their efforts to meet the needs of our students by improving the delivery of healthcare on each campus. We appreciate our school nurses, who contribute to our local community by helping students, stay healthy, in school, and ready to learn, and keeping parents and guardians at work. The Magnolia School District school nurses are:
• Laura Neill – Magnolia High School – Freshman Academy
• Amber Colvin – Magnolia High School
• Kenice Hayes – Magnolia Middle School
• Melissa Miller – Central Elementary School
• Alesha Miller - East Side Elementary School
• Kristie Wood – Kindergarten at East Side Elementary School
• Brandy Triplet – Walker Pre-Kindergarten Center
Today’s Magnolia READS video comes from Jason Ray, a 1997 Magnolia High School graduate and Commercial Loan Officer at Farmers Bank and Trust. Jason talks about working at the Boys and Girls Club during his teen years and what he learned about managing finances and developing a strong work ethic.
Click the link below to hear Jason’s journey from a Boys and Girls Club employee to current member of the Club’s Board of Directors.
Sara Roan, a 2000 graduate of Magnolia High School and the Real Estate Closing agent for Farmers Bank and Trust, shares her experiences of working at the Columbia County Circuit Clerk’s office as a sixteen-year-old MHS student.
Click the link below to view Sara’s story.
Donnell Ford, the Director of Student Mentoring and Intervention for Magnolia Public Schools, provides today’s Magnolia READS video. Coach Ford shares his experiences of working from the ages of 14-18 to help provide for his family.
Click the link below to hear Coach Ford’s story.
You are invited to attend the Magnolia School District Art Show
May 4th-7th @ Panther Arena
Open to the public May 4th-6th from 3-5
Artist Reception: Saturday, May 7th from 10-2:30
Kelli Souter, a 1988 graduate of Magnolia High School and manager of Jennifer’s, shares her experiences of how her job as a teenager led to her career as an adult.
Click the link below to hear Kelli’s journey of learning how to manage her finances as a teenager to immersing herself in the world of retail.