If you signed up for the Community Service Learning Food Assistance Opportunity Program (formerly known as the backpack program), today is the LAST DAY to pick up food before Thanksgiving Break. Food will be available for pick up today in the administration building. If you have any questions, please call the school.
The Mammoth Spring School District is proud to announce that we have applied for and received a $25,000 grant to provide extra food for our students and their families. We have had food for families to pick up and will have more dates when food is available for our families. If you need assistance with food and have not signed up for the program, please call the school and we will assist you. Thank you for your continued support of these programs for our students.
The basketball games scheduled for tonight at Koshkonong have been CANCELLED!
There will be no after school tutoring for elementary students next week (November 23-24)!
NOTICE TO MSHS JUNIORS: Wednesday, November 18th, Josten's will deliver senior rings at 10:30 am in the Mammoth Spring High School Library.
A reminder from our nurse, Mrs. Robin: Just a reminder for parents: *If you have someone in your home testing for COVID please everyone quarantine until test results come in. *If you have been around someone with COVID for more than 15 minutes in 24 hours with or without a mask, you need to quarantine for 14 days. There is no way around this! * If your child is positive they will need a letter from the Arkansas Department of Health to release them to return to school. * Please let the school know of any exposure or testing so we can take the necessary actions. We all want our kids to be in school! Please follow the guidelines so we can make that continue to happen. Wearing a mask is mandated for age 10 and up. Please make sure your student has one before getting on the bus or out of the car. The school gave each student 3 cloth masks to start the school year. Please make sure your students have one of those with them. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at any time.
MSHS NOTICE TO PARENTS: Parents/Guardians: As we approach the upcoming holiday season, we are preparing to be out of school for a few days. Between Thanksgiving and Christmas break, we have been granted 4 virtual days to add to the calendar. The week of Thanksgiving, we have added 2 virtual days on Monday, November 23 and Tuesday, November 24. The week of Christmas, we have added 2 virtual days on Monday, December 21 and Tuesday, December 22. Similar to our first virtual day, the buses will run for those that need to come to school. If you do not have internet access at home and your child’s teacher/the office is not aware, please let us know. Dates: November 23rd & November 24th December 21st & December 22nd
Shining Light Food Pantry, on Highway 63 in Mammoth Spring, is open and distributing food this evening from 4 pm until 6 pm. They serve residents in the Mammoth Spring area every third Monday of every month from 4 pm until 6 pm.
Reminder to Parents and Guardians: If you signed up for the Community Service Learning Food Opportunity Food Program please remember that the food is available now and can be picked up now thru Friday from 8:15 AM - 10:30 AM or after school on Tuesday until 4:00PM in the Administration Building.
As part of a coordinated response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) in partnership with the Office for Education Policy (OEP) at the University of Arkansas has developed a Parent/Guardian Survey for soliciting family input on what is working now and what may be considered for the future. We encourage you to complete the survey before November 20th. Please click on the link below to complete the survey. https://uark.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6X7aRF3ErNNXFel?Q_CHL=email
Parents, we need your help! We have been having a lot of students (10 and older) who are coming to school without masks or not wearing their masks when they are required to. If your child is 10 years old or older, they are required to wear a face mask at school. Please help us out by making sure they are wearing their masks when they come to school and encourage them to wear their masks throughout the day. We understand masking is not the most convenient thing, but it's what we have to do to keep our school open. We have disposable masks here at school, but they are not easy to come by if we run out. Please help us keep our kids healthy!
The Mammoth Spring School District's November Board Meeting will be held Thursday, November 19, 2020, at 6:30 pm in the cafeteria.
The Mammoth Spring High School EAST Program will be taking names for the Backpack Program. The Backpack Program provides extra food for students with food insecurity at home. Forms will be sent home for students in grades PK-6. These forms will be due back no later than Monday, November 9. The first round of backpacks will be sent home with students Tuesday, November 10. Forms will not be sent home with high school students at this time. If you have a student in the high school that would like to participate in the program, please call Ms. Sara in the elementary office.
Bears and Lady Bears have added a game Friday night @ Rose Bud at 4:30. Game order will be JG,SG,SB. Ticket information will be released as soon as it is available.
This Friday night's away games at Armorel have been rescheduled for January 8, 2021. The Armorel game at home scheduled for January 8 has been moved to January 18. Tickets purchased for the cancelled game will be automatically refunded to your account/credit card. We are looking to schedule another game later in the week. Stay tuned!
The Mammoth Spring Band has been working hard. They have done a wonderful job performing the Night on Bald Mountain. Thank you Mr. Wiltz for providing the YouTube Link. https://youtu.be/ChaAo77qbYg
Mammoth Spring Homecoming Coronation will begin at 5 pm tonight. There are a few Coronation Tickets left. Tickets may be picked up at the Elementary Office today from 12 pm to 3 pm. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come-first-serve basis until they are gone.
There are still tickets available for the homecoming crowning. Please contact Robin VanGinhoven, our school nurse, if you would like tickets. This is for the crowning only, not the ball games.
ALL (in-person and virtual) 7th -12th grade students will vote for their 20-21 Homecoming Queen beginning Tuesday, October 27th. Voting will conclude Wednesday, October 28th at 3:00 p.m. The ballot was sent to students' school emails. If a student did not receive a ballot, contact Mrs. Holland or Mrs. Estes before noon Wednesday. All 10th, 11th, and 12th grade (in-person and virtual) students will be voting for Senior Superlatives beginning Tuesday, October 27th. Voting will conclude Wednesday, October 28th at 3:00 p.m. The ballot was sent to students' school emails. If a student did not receive a ballot, contact Mrs. Holland or Mrs. Estes before noon Wednesday.
Elementary classes will be having their Halloween parties on Friday, October 30. Unfortunately, parents will not be allowed to attend and outside treats/snacks will not be allowed this year. We will be providing goodie bags for each of our students. We know so many parents look forward to these events every year and we wish you could be with us. Thank you for your continued efforts to keep our students safe and healthy!
MSHS will have a "Virtual Day" on Friday, October 23rd. Parents may choose to send their children to school or keep them at home that day. All teachers will be "on campus" to assist students the entire day. Going "virtual" for one day allows students to practice working independently on their Google Classroom assignments for that day and communicating with their teachers via email or online meetings. This experience also provides the opportunity for students and teachers to identify problems, glitches, and obstacles that may arise if MSHS does "go virtual" for any reason. Again, parents may choose to send their children to school on Friday the 23rd or let them remain at home. In either event, students will participate in their full day of scheduled learning activities in the classroom or at home.
Grades K-12 will be having a "virtual day" on Friday, October 23 to test our virtual learning platform in the students' home environment. During this virtual day, students are not required to be present in the building. They will instead do their assignments from home. However, if your children need to come to school, buses will be running and meals will be served. Preschool will remain on their normal schedule, as they do not have a virtual option. If you do not have internet access at home, please call 870-625-7213 to notify the school no later than Wednesday, October 21. This will allow us plenty of time to make the appropriate accommodations for those students with no internet access.
Monday night's basketball games with Calico Rock have been cancelled.
As of tomorrow, the breakfast menu is subject to change. We will try to update the app and website with any changes as soon as we can. Thank you!
Financial Aid Night is tonight from 5:30-6:30 in the High School Library. Ozarka Financial Aid staff will be on hand to answer questions and help seniors fill out their FAFSA. Parents of seniors are encouraged to attend. Masks and social distancing are required.
Due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in our area, the Mammoth Spring School District has made the decision to cancel all athletic events for the week of October 12-16. We are currently working on our COVID plan on campus to allow for more social distancing among students and staff. We ask that everyone be mindful of social distancing and wearing masks when out in public places. We thank you all for your continued support and efforts to keep our students and staff safe and healthy.
Extra tickets for Monday’s Blue & White Game (Boys Session & Girls Session) are available for pick up at the Main Gym. Please call 870-371-1344 when you are outside and we will bring them to your vehicle! #3DAYS #GOBEARS
Calling all Bear fans! Since we will not have a visitor crowd for the Blue and White game, we have decided to do a one-time ticket giveaway this Thursday, October 8 from 5:30-6 PM in front of the high school. These will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis and you must be present at the time of pick-up to use these tickets. You cannot send someone to pick the tickets up for you. The games will consist of 1 girls session and 1 boys session with 20 pods of 2 and 1 pod of 4 available for each session. A total of 44 tickets for each session will be available. Limit of 1 session per person. Again, this is a one-time deal! We ask that everyone pull in front of the high school doors and stay in their vehicles when picking up tickets. The Blue and White games are scheduled for Monday, October 12 starting at 5:30 PM. Masks and social distancing will be enforced in the gym to ensure the health and safety of our athletes, coaches, and fans.
Parents: Virtual Meals are continuing to be distributed each Friday from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. We are asking that if you have requested a meal, and have not picked them up, please call if you still want a meal. We know things happen. If we do not hear from you, we will stop making meals for those that have not picked up in 3 weeks. If you want a meal and have never asked for a meal for your virtual student(s), please call the school at 870-625-7212 to have them added. Thank you!
The schedule for "After-School Tutoring" for the week of October 5th through October 9th from 3:15 pm until 4:15 pm is as follows: MONDAY (5th) Mrs. Doss/Math & Science. TUESDAY (6th) Mrs. Savage/English, Social Studies & Google Classroom; Crystal Martin/Health, Science, Edgenuity, Google Classroom & Kami; Ms. Chappell/Math & Computer Science. WEDNESDAY (7th) Ms. Wiley/History, Science & Google Classroom; Ms. Chappell/Math & Computer Science. THURSDAY (8th) Mrs. Savage/English, Social Studies & Google Classroom; Mr. Robbins/Math. If you want your student(s) to attend any of these tutoring sessions, please contact Mrs. Werbeck by noon of each day. If you child cannot make it to an appointment for tutoring, please notify Mrs. Werbeck by 2 pm of that day.
Steve Russell devoted his life to the students, staff, and the community of the Mammoth Spring School District. Above all, he was a beloved husband, father, and friend. In tribute, the attached video was created in his memory. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9A2mom-01A&feature=share
MSHS "After-School Tutoring" begins today, Wednesday the 30th. This is an opportunity for all MSHS students to receive additional assistance in their core classes. Tutoring begins at 3:15 pm until 4:15 pm. The days tutoring is available are Monday through Thursday. Each week, a schedule will be posted with the teachers and the subject they teach, as well as the day(s) they are available for the additional services. Today, Wednesday (30th) Ms. Doss is available from 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm for 7th & 8th Math and Science. Tomorrow, Thursday (Oct 1st) Mrs. Savage is available from 3:15 pm - 4:14 pm for English and Social Studies. If you want your student(s) to participate in the tutoring, please call Ms. Werbeck at (870)625-3612 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for an appointment. If your student(s) are unable to attend their tutoring session, please, call Ms. Werbeck or email her by 2 pm.
Congratulations! 2020-2021 Mr. and Miss MSHS Cole Young and Shelby VanGinhoven
The Mammoth Spring School District will not be in session tomorrow due to a tragic loss of a current board member, a spouse of a faculty member, and a respected community member. The time will be made up at a later date.
The board meeting that was scheduled for tonight has been rescheduled for tomorrow, September 29 at 12:15 pm.
MSHS progress reports will be mailed to Parent/Guardians tomorrow, Tuesday (29th).
20190 - 2020 Yearbooks delivery begins today. 2019 Seniors and Virtual Learner Students can pick up their books from 3 pm - 5 pm today or Saturday (26th) from 10 am - 12 pm/noon in front of the High School building.
Due to availability, tomorrow's breakfast will be a Trix Cereal Bar, Banana, Juice, and White Milk.
The Mammoth Spring Public School Meeting will be held this Thursday, September 17, 2020, at 6:30 in the cafeteria. Please remember social distancing rules. and a mask will be required. The regular monthly board meeting will be held following the Public Meeting.
Mammoth Spring High School Announcements for Thursday, September 10, 2020.
We have had a lot of questions related to COVID and what procedure to follow if a student or staff member has had possible exposure. Our school nurse, Robin VanGinhoven is our designated COVID Point of Contact. If you have or think you have been exposed, please do not contact other school personnel until you have spoken with Robin. Click the link below to read proper procedures. Thank you for your help in keeping our students safe and healthy! https://5il.co/kvad
There will be a special board meeting Thursday, September 10th at 6:30 p.m. concerning personnel. The board meeting will take place in the cafeteria. Please remember all the social distancing guidelines.
Parents of virtual students: Please contact Kristina in the cafeteria as soon as possible if you would like your child(ren) to receive meals. They will be available for PICK UP ONLY starting tomorrow, Friday September 4 and continuing on Fridays at 3:30 PM until further notice. You may contact Kristina at 870-625-7212.
The busses are running a little late today. We apologize for any inconveniences this may cause.
Thursday, September 3, 2020, 9-12 class/grade sponsors will be in contact with/meet with students. Friday, September 4, 2020, 7-8 class/grade sponsors will be in contact/meet with students. If you are a virtual student, please check your school email to make sure you have the class/grade information. Students who have classes at Ozarka need to be at school no later than 10:35 on Thursday to receive their class/grade information.
August 28th is "Class" and "Senior" Picture Day. ALL Senior pictures will begin at 8:00 am in the gymnasium lobby. Afterward, all other classes will be photographed. "Virtual Learners" will be photographed beginning at 11:00 am. August 31st, Josten's representatives will meet with 11th and 12th grade students to take their orders for class rings and senior items. Students will be called in small groups throughout the morning. As "Virtual Learners" arrive at school, they will meet with Josten's representatives. All Josten's forms/packets and orders can also be accessed on their web site at jostens.com.
Senior pictures and Fall class photos will be taken Friday, August 28. Seniors are ordering online. They need to check their school email for their individual code. Grades 7-11 will get order forms today. Elementary forms were sent home yesterday. Virtual students will have pictures taken from 11-12 in the MPB. Park in the elementary parking lot and yearbook staff will escort to the building to allow social distancing.
We hope your kids had a great first day! We are so excited to see our students faces! There have been a lot of changes this year and we want to thank everyone for being patient and understanding! With that being said, we have a few reminders for elementary parents: 1. Parent pick up will be on the east side of the building, closest to the Multi-Purpose Building. 2. Due to COVID and keeping social distance, we are asking parents to please STAY IN THEIR CARS in the pick up line. Staff will escort your child to your car when you get to them. 3. If your child is doing anything other than what they normally do after school (pick-up/bus etc), please call the office NO LATER THAN 2:30 (unless it's an emergency). This gives our staff enough time to make sure our students go where they are supposed to go after school. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the school as comments and messages on this page are not active. We are ready for a great year and appreciate your help in keeping our students safe and healthy!
Mammoth Spring School District has been working hard to get ready for the 2020-2021 school year. We have disinfected and made more room for social distancing. We have added a hand sanitizer to every bus, and we will be disinfecting the busses after every trip. Please click the video link and watch our bus video. Bus Video link 5il.co/k1k1
The first round of masks for the cheerleading fundraiser has arrived the second is due to arrive next week. We are going to go ahead and process as many of the orders as we can at this time so that the majority can have them; however, if you are not in a hurry and can wait till the next shipment arrives, let Mrs. Smoot know. We will be at the High School entrance tomorrow, Sunday, August 23, from 12 till 2, the cost per mask is $10, we will need correct change or check. All checks will need to be made out to Mammoth Spring Cheerleaders. We want to thank everyone for your support!
There will be a special board meeting Thursday, August 20, 2020, at 6:30 pm in the cafeteria to discuss personnel.
Clarification for the "Open House" cancellation. The HIGH SCHOOL "Open House" has been cancelled for August 20th. The Elementary activity is still scheduled to occur as planned.
Due to COVID 19 restrictions and concerns for our students' and community's safety and well-being, there will be NO "Open House" tomorrow evening, August 20th.
Due to new state regulations, we will be unable to have a traditional Open House. Due to these new regulations, we had to think outside of the box. While we may not be able to have our families in our building, we do want to have a face to face meet and greet with our students and their families. So we will be hosting a “Drive by the House” instead. The entire preschool staff will be stationed outside the preschool building on Thursday night, from 4-8pm. We will greet families as they drive through our parking lot. We will have goodie bags for our students, important paperwork for parents, and certificates for students that were students last year. We will be posting a virtual Open House on Thursday to our Facebook page so that everyone can see how wonderful our building looks. Please know that the purpose of the closed door open house is to protect our students and staff. We are so excited to have everyone be a part of our school family. We look forward to working with you. We promise as soon as we are allowed to open up our building to visitors, we will invited our families in with open arms.
7th Grade Orientation is scheduled for August 18 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm at the High School Cafeteria. All ADE and ADH COVID guidelines will be followed. Please, limit your attendees to only SEVENTH grade students accompanied by one Parent/Guardian. Faculty members will meet individually with you and your student. FACE MASKS & SOCIAL DISTANCING will be enforced. See you there!
The Mammoth Spring School District is pleased to announce the district will once again participate in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) during the 2020 - 2021 school year providing breakfast and lunch meals, regardless of eligibility category, at NO CHARGE for all students at Mammoth Spring Elementary and Mammoth Spring High School.
Mammoth Spring School District welcomes all parents and students to check out our new website design at mammothspringschool.com.