With summer here, it’s time to think about keeping children healthy while school is out. MAMMOTH SPRING SCHOOL DISTRICT provides free meals to children during the summer. This summer, meals will be served at the Mammoth Spring School Cafeteria Monday-Thursday in the month of June. Serving times are 8:00-8:30 for Breakfast and 11:45-12:15 for Lunch. There are no income requirements or registration. Anyone age 18 or younger may come to eat. For more information, contact MAMMOTH SPRING SCHOOL at 870-625-3612. Each year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture partners with local organizations like MAMMOTH SPRING SCHOOL DISTRICT, to provide free meals to children when school is out for the summer. For more Summer Meals Sites go to: https://www.fns.usda.gov/meals4kids This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Cheerleading tryouts will be held June 12, 2021. This is for students in grades 7-12. Permission forms must be signed by a parent in order to participate. You can find the tryout form at this link (https://5il.co/t9c2) or stop by the school and pick up a copy! You may email Mrs. May, cheerleading sponsor, at email@example.com for any questions.
We want to thank everybody for supporting our Beta students heading to Nationals! We will be drawing for our two winners on our beef raffle on Tuesday, June 1st. We still have a few tickets available if you haven't got yours already. Only 39 of the 250 tickets are left. They are $20 each. Email Mr. Collins at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to purchase one before the drawing on Tuesday!
Due to relaxation of COVID restrictions, the Mammoth Spring Elementary preschool, kindergarten, and sixth grade graduations will be open to the public. Tickets are NOT required. We still ask that everyone be respectful of one another and social distance and/or wear a mask when needed.
There will be a special board meeting on Tuesday, May 18, at 6:45 p.m. dealing with personnel.
PARENTS/GUARDIANS...7th Grade through 12th Grade STUDENTS must return their computers to campus by May 21st to the High School Office. IF any computer is not returned, parent/guardians will be notified by mail, email, or phone call.
ALL 7th Grade through 11th Grade students must take the STAR Test this week (May 17th - May 21st). Please make sure your student attends to participate in the "year-end" assessment. IF your child is a VIRTUAL student, he/she must be on campus to take the assessment.
SUMMER SCHOOL IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER!!! TIME: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm/noon DATES: Monday – Friday JUNE 1st – JUNE 30th PLACE: MAMMOTH SPRING HIGH SCHOOL Take this opportunity for your student to participate in “credit recovery” and stay on track to graduate with their cohorts. Forms will be sent home with your student. If you want your child to participate in SUMMER SCHOOL, fill out the form and return it with you student to the HIGH SCHOOL OFFICE by FRIDAY/MAY 21st.
This will be the last week for tutoring in the elementary. If you need to make any changes to your child's after school plans, please call the office at 870-625-7213.
PEP BUS PERMISSION FORMS for the 1A State Baseball & 1A State Softball Tournaments for Thursday (13th) and Friday (14th) MUST BE SUBMITTED by NOON on WEDNESDAY (12th).
A Pep Bus is available to transport qualifying students to ICC for the 1A State Tournament at ICC. You must submit a “permission” form and show proof of your “ticket” before riding the bus. Tickets are available for purchase online through ICC and permission forms are available in the High School Office. BEARS Baseball vs Ouachita (3rd Place Game) is Thursday @ 10:00 am. LADY BEARS Softball vs Bradley (1st Round Championship Game) is Thursday @ 5:30 pm. The bus (for the 10:00 am baseball game) will leave the gym at 9:00 am and return at approximately 1:30 pm. Lunch will not be provided, but the concession stand will be available for students who want to purchase food and snacks. The bus (for the 5:30 pm softball game) will leave the gym at 4:30 pm and return at approximately 8:30 pm. Parents must be at the gym parking lot to pick up their students. FRIDAY’S GAMES ARE TBA. BUSSES WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR QUALIFYING STUDENTS. PLEASE FILL OUT A PERMISSION FORM FOR BOTH DAYS IF YOU WANT TO ALLOW YOUR CHILD TO ATTEND BOTH DAYS. PLEASE HAVE A TICKET AVAILABLE FOR EACH GAME YOU ALLOW YOUR CHILD TO ATTEND.
Senior Calendar Monday, May 10th Graduation Practice in the gym is from 8-10 a.m. Please bring your cap and tassel for practice. Seniors are required to attend to walk at graduation. Juniors required to attend: Tessa Smith and Aubrey Chance Tuesday, May 11th Graduation Practice in the gym is from 8-10 a.m. Please bring your cap and tassel for practice. Seniors are required to attend to walk at graduation. Juniors required to attend: Tessa Smith and Aubrey Chance Wednesday, May 12th Senior luncheon in Mrs. Taylor’s room 11:30-1:00 Thursday, May 13th No practice. Seniors only need to attend if you haven’t completed work for your classes. Friday, May 14th No practice. Seniors only need to attend if you haven’t completed work for your classes. Monday, May 17th GRADUATION Seniors need to be in the Multi-Purpose Building by 6:00 p.m. to take group photos, receive graduation flowers or honor cords. Graduation starts at 7:00 p.m. in the Gym Things you need to know: Each senior will receive 10 reserved seats in the middle of the gym floor. Each student will draw a number to determine which reserved row their 10 guests will be seated at. We are opening up graduation to the public. Guest(s) may sit in the bleachers. Bobby Stapleton will be taking graduation pictures before, during and after graduation. You will receive your graduation pictures on a flash drive the week after graduation. The class has already paid for your pictures. You can pick up your cap and gown from Mrs. Taylor if you have done the following: Turned in pictures for slideshow Have your cap approved if you want to decorate it. Paid your class dues
As many of you know, we are planning an addition to our elementary building that will connect the elementary and the multi-purpose building. We are pleased to announce that the State of Arkansas Facilities/Legislators have partnered with us to provide over $500,000 toward the funding of the addition.
Some of our buses may be running late this morning due to flooding.
There will be no elementary tutoring today due to impending severe weather. Please call the elementary office if you need to make other arrangements for your child. If it is unsafe to let students leave the building at dismissal, we will hold all students in all buildings until it is safe to go outside.
The Mammoth Spring golf team is accepting used golf clubs to keep on hand in case an athlete needs a replacement during their season. If you have any that you are willing to donate, please contact Coach Small at email@example.com.
ACT ENRICHMENT classes are being held June 1st – 4th and June 7th - 11th at MSHS for students taking the ACT Test on June 12th. This year’s ACT Preparation includes intensive classes designed to identify and address the learning gaps created by COVID-19. Registration for these classes ends May 7th. Please contact Mrs. Ragsdale via phone (870)625-3623 ext 408 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parents & students! A google form has been shared in your student's email to request next year's classes. Please fill out the form asap! There will be a time in early August for students to come up and make any necessary schedule changes before school starts.
SENIORS: Areawide Media is gearing up to publish the 2021 Tassel Time, which is their annual graduation special section highlighting our 12 area schools. Please check your email to find information and the link you will use to complete your information for this publication. (School name, Student name, Parent/Guardians' names, List of activities, clubs and sports you participated in during high school, and what are your post-graduation plans?) **The deadline to complete this form is April 28th and the section will be published May 12-13. https://www.areawidenews.com/forms/2021seniorbio
Many have asked about the parent survey we sent out regarding the mask mandate. We had 465 responses and the results were brought before the board for consideration at the meeting Monday evening. The graphic below shows the results from the survey. 10.5% (blue) - Students would be required to bring a mask to school every day. If the school had two positive student/staff cases and/or if the Fulton County COVID rate went above 0.25% (30 individuals in the county) as a whole, then masks would be required until the rate on campus cases fell below two active cases and/or the Fulton County COVID rate fell below 0.25%. Otherwise, it will be up to the individual whether they choose to wear a mask. 42.8% (red)- Keep the mask mandate as is. 45.8% (orange)- Individual choice to wear a mask 0.9% (white)- Other
The mask mandate for students age 10 and up will continue to be in effect until further notice due to a tie vote among the school board members.
Over the next few weeks we will be introducing you to new faces on the hill for the 21-22 school year. Today we introduce you to Mason Gaines, our new Agri Teacher and FFA Advisor. Mason is a graduate of Mammoth Spring High School and Arkansas Tech University. Mason joins us from Shirley High School. Please help us welcome Mason back to the den!
We are thrilled to announce that one of our very own, Hayden Savage, is doing big things at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro! Hayden has recently won awards for the Best Specialty Music Show for Y2 Country Countdown and Best Jock/Radio Personality by Arkansas CMA! His station, Red Wolf Radio, was also chosen as the Radio Outlet of the Year. Hayden is a 2020 graduate of Mammoth Spring High School and is the son of Sam and Pam Savage. You are making Mammoth so proud, Hayden! Keep up the good work!
Phone lines are back up!
Our phone lines are currently down. Please be patient with us as we find the problem and fix it. We will notify as soon as we are back up and running!
Congratulations to the following students for being selected to the Junior National Honor Society: 7th Grade Emmalee Baldridge Molly Corbett Skylar Davis Braelyn Eckman Bethany Robbins 8th Grade Braxton Sneed Caleb Michaels 9th Grade Taylyn Davis Current Members include: 9th Grade Abby Bettis Aiden Burns Adrianna Corbett Krysta Crawford Melissa French Natalie Lester Garet O’Dell Amanda Parker Remington Richardson Blake Rogers Elayna Russell Joslyn Tucker Brynn Washam Laney Young 8th Grade Darren Richardson Jailee Tyson
BETA BBQ FUNDRAISER will be held on Thursday, April 22nd from 10:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m. in Mrs. Taylor’s Room. NHS members and FCCLA members will be assisting. Lunch includes: BBQ Sandwich (smoked by Lacey and Justin Lingenfelter) on a bun, with a choice of two sides….Coleslaw, Potato Salad, or Baked Beans, and Dessert ...$8.00 a plate. Please complete the Google form at the link below to place your order. Pay at the time of pickup/delivery. We will be delivering to local businesses again, so if you have a friend or family member who would like to place an order, please feel free to add them. Other members of the community are welcome to pick orders up in front of the high school. ALL ORDERS NEED TO BE PLACED BY APRIL 15. Thank you for your support. https://forms.gle/VYzTSt3wJNncrTiy7
Mammoth Spring FBLA Chapter had 11 members qualify and compete at the Virtual State Leadership Conference in Little Rock, AR this year. We have 2 members that are now qualified to compete at the Virtual National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, CA this summer. Senior Rachel Davis (left) received 1st in Agribusiness and Sophomore Savannah Chance (right) received 1st in Introduction to Business Communications.
PARENTS/GUARDIANS of 2021-22 11th & 12th grade students who are interested in the OZARKA TECHNICAL COLLEGE informational meeting on April 12th at 6:00 pm...The meeting will take place in the MULTI-PURPOSE BUILDING on the MSSD campus.
PARENTS/GUARDIANS: Do you want to “jump-start” your child’s future and prepare them for employment in a career they enjoy? Who? 2021-22 ELEVENTH & TWELVTH grade students interested in pursuing training and certification through OZARKA TECHNICAL COLLEGE. What? MSHS is offering our students the opportunity to take CAREER & TECHNICAL courses through OZARKA TECHNICAL COLLEGE at the Ash Flat campus in AUTOMOTIVE MECHANICS, MACHINIST, and CNA/PRE-LPN with the opportunity to earn employment certifications and training for the FUTURE JOB MARKET. Information on future opportunities to enroll in WELDING and CARPENTRY will be shared, as well. Where? MSHS Cafeteria When? April 12th at 6 pm How? Representatives from OZARKA TECHNICAL COLLEGE will present their programs of study and share details, answer questions, and take applications from interested students and their parents/guardians. Why? To give your student the chance to begin training, skills-building, and certification in a CAREER that is in high demand with excellent opportunities for growth. See you APRIL 12TH at 6 pm in the MSHS Cafeteria
AIDAN BURNS, Mammoth Spring 6’3" Freshman Guard, has been named to the All Arkansas Underclassmen Team by the Arkansas Democrat Gazette. Aidan is one of five freshmen named to the team. Congratulations, Aidan, on your accomplishment!!!
More MSHS "champions" to share with you! The following students have qualified to compete in the FBLA Virtual National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California this summer. SAVANNAH CHANCE received 1st place in State for Intro to Business Communications and RACHEL DAVIS received 1st place in State for Agribusiness. Congratulations!!!
Parents/Guardians, As most of you know, Governor Asa Hutchinson has lifted the mask mandate for the state of Arkansas effective March 30. However, the Arkansas Department of Education is leaving it up to individual school boards to continue or discontinue the use of masks in the school. We have created a survey to get your input on the continued usage of masks for the Mammoth Spring School District. Your input will help the Ready for Learning Committee make a recommendation to the school board on this issue. You should make your submission no later than noon, Wednesday, April 7. Survey Link: https://forms.gle/wFeQc4KFnJaqMpFE7 Any questions or comments can be emailed to email@example.com or you may call the following numbers: Superintendent's office: 870-625-3612 High school office: 870-625-7212 Elementary office: 870-625-7213
Dear MSHS Parents/Guardians, Next week begins our state testing in the High School (7th - 10th grades). Testing will take place each morning, Monday through Friday beginning at 8:00 am. Testing should not last more than an hour and a half each day. Possibly shorter on some mornings. The administration and faculty would like to present an incentive for the students to attend each day of testing and encourage them to do their best on this test. Testing Incentive: *For those students who were present for EACH day of testing, they will be exempt from their semester finals. *Those students will also get a morning at the Mammoth Spring State Park on May 19th from 8:30 to 12:30. Lunch will be provided along with Spring Dipper Ice Cream. **If a student is absent for a test session, they will have to stay at school and take their semester finals on that day. So please encourage your child to attend each testing day! Remind your child to eat a good breakfast and get a good night’s rest next week so they will be fueled and ready to do their best!! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 625-7212. Sincerely, Mary C Holland Mammoth Spring High School Principal
Parents/Guardians, As most of you know, Governor Asa Hutchinson has lifted the mask mandate for the state of Arkansas effective March 30. However, the Arkansas Department of Education is leaving it up to individual school boards to continue or discontinue the use of masks in the school. We have created a survey to get your input on the continued usage of masks for the Mammoth Spring School District. Your input will help the Ready for Learning Committee make a recommendation to the school board on this issue. You should make your submission no later than noon, Wednesday, April 7. Survey Link: https://forms.gle/wFeQc4KFnJaqMpFE7 Any questions or comments can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or you may call the following numbers: Superintendent’s office: 870-625-3612 High school office: 870-625-7212 Elementary office: 870-625-7213
Senior High Beta is raffling 2 sides of beef (processed roughly around the beginning of August) to help pay for our trip to the National Convention in June. We are selling tickets for $20 and we are limiting the number of tickets sold to 250. We will draw the winning tickets as soon as we sell all 250, which will give the winners time to come up with the room to store the beef in their freezers! Tickets will be sold on a first come first serve basis. Please contact Anthony Collins at email@example.com with your purchase requests.
Arkansas Special Education includes instruction and related services provided by local school districts for a student who is a "child with a disability". Services are available to all eligible children from birth to age 21 who show signs of a disability. Those with children needing assistance can contact the Mammoth Spring School District's Special Education Department at 870-625-3612 or the Arkansas Special Education Resource Center toll-free at 1-800-482-8437.
Parents! We have had a lot of Little League forms turned in to the elementary office without entry fees. Entry fees are $40 for the first child and $25 for each child after that. Fees must be paid up front via cash or check and turned in to the office NO LATER THAN Friday, March 19. Please make checks payable to Mammoth Spring Little League.
Our internet and phones are back online. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused any parents/guardians.
The Mammoth Spring School District is currently experiencing phone issues due to a state wide internet outage. Please be patient as we wait for the problem to be resolved. We will notify again when the issues are fixed.
Many have asked about Little League forms and if/when we will be sending them home. We are NOT sending forms home with students this year. There will be a sign-up meeting on Thursday, March 11 at 5:30 PM in the Multi-Purpose Building. Please attend to sign up your children and for updated information concerning the league.
Edit to the earlier post about pictures: Pictures will be taken in the main gym tomorrow. Virtual students pictures will be taken between 10:30 and 11:30. Please check in with the office when you arrive on campus.
Spring pictures will be taken next Tuesday, March 9. All elementary students will get their picture taken. Pictures may be ordered off from the form sent home or online. They may also be ordered when proofs are delivered. If a high school student would like theirs taken, please let Mrs. Estes know on picture day. Kindergarten and sixth grade grade cap and gown pictures will also be taken that day. There are no order forms for these. They can be ordered from picture proofs.
🟦 Ticket Link for Both Games 🟦 We have access to 400 tickets for each game so let’s fill the gym and support our teams!! Wednesday 10:00 AM Lady Bears vs. West Side Girls Ticket Link = https://gofan.co/app/events/247666 Thursday 7:00 PM Bears vs. ICC Boys Ticket Link = https://gofan.co/app/events/247673 This is a mobile entry event. Mobile ticket must be presented on a smart phone at the gate. Printed tickets will not be accepted. AAA passes are accepted at the pass gate without a ticket.
**Senior Girls District & Conference Champion Shirts** Blue and black shirts available Short sleeve $15 Long sleeve $18 ATTENTION THIS IS THE ONLY TIME TO PLACE YOUR ORDER! Our first order will be placed on March 3rd. Orders turned in by the end of the day on March 3rd will be available for pick up on March 17th.
Thank you for helping spread the word about the Thayer blood drive. The drive ended up collecting 34 pints of blood, and Mammoth Spring donations will count towards our scholarship. These 34 pint donations will allow up to 102 area hospital patients to receive lifesaving transfusions. That is outstanding! The next MSSD blood drive will be in early May (TBA).
Happy School Bus Driver Appreciation Week to our wonderful group of bus drivers! We are so thankful for everything they do for our students! If you see them out and about, let them know how much you appreciate them. Pictured from left to right: Wade Powell, Marty Young, Emily Richardson, Neal Rogers, Jerry Hardin, and Tim Haley (not pictured: Lindy Greene and Ben Wiltz)
**Mammoth Spring Junior Lady Bears District and Conference Champ T-Shirt Orders** Our first order will be placed on March 3rd. Orders turned in by the end of the day on March 3rd will be available for pick up on March 17th. Shirts will be available in black or blue. Short sleeve: $15 Long sleeve: $18 Payment may be made by cash or check. Please make all checks payable to Mammoth Spring School. If you have any questions, please call the high school office at 870-625-7212.
Mammoth Spring Jr. Lady Bears finish the 2020-2021 season 30-0 (10-0), 1A-3 Conference Champions, and 1A-3 District Champions. 3-Peat District and Conference Champions. Outscored opponents on average over the season 50-18. In the past 3 seasons, Jr. Lady Bears are 73-12 overall and 23-1 in conference play. All Conference players include Brynn Washam, Laney Young, Adrianna Corbett, Tay Davis, and Joslyn Tucker. Freshman: Brynn Washam, Laney Young, Adrianna Corbett, Joslyn Tucker, Tay Davis, Amanda Parker, Abby Bettis, Krysta Crawford, and Natalie Lester 8th Graders: Jailee Tyson, Lauren Parker, Aly Risner, Carmen Guernsey, Taliah Turpitt 7th Graders: Molly Corbett, Bethany Robbins, Lilly Tucker, Miyah Guernsey, Ally Guernsey Head Coach: Scott Small Managers: Elayna Russell, Braelyn Eckman, Shelby VanGinhoven, and Lauren Skaggs
Congratulations to the following Beta members for placing in the Arkansas State Beta competitions and qualifying to compete in the National Beta competitions in Orlando, FL: Natalie Lester placed 2nd in 9th Grade Agriscience Elayna Russell placed 2nd in 9th Grade Language Arts Aidan Burns placed 2nd in 9th Grade Mathematics Adrianna Corbett placed 3rd in 9th Grade Science Remington Richardson placed 5th in 9th Grade Social Studies Anna Andrews placed 2nd in 9th Grade Spanish Freshman Problem Solving Team placed 5th (Members of the team: Brynn Washam, Abbagail Bettis, Blake Rogers, and Joslyn Tucker)
Pee Wee Basketball games with Thayer scheduled for tonight, February 23 and Thursday, February 25 have been postponed due to district tournament play. The make up dates have yet to be determined.
School will be back in session Tuesday, February 23! Elementary parents: please make sure to send their chrome books back to school with them along with any cases/chargers/stylus pens.
Due to hazardous road conditions, the Mammoth Spring School District will be closed Monday, February 22. This will be a virtual learning day.
Due to continued hazardous road conditions, the Mammoth Spring School District will be closed Thursday, February 18 and Friday, February 19. These will both be virtual learning days.
Due to incoming inclement weather and hazardous road conditions, the Mammoth Spring School District will be closed Wednesday, February 17. This will be a virtual learning day.
Due to extreme cold temperatures and hazardous road conditions Mammoth Spring school will closed tomorrow February 16, 2021. This will be a virtual day.
THANK YOU to everyone who signed up to donate to the MSHS blood drive scheduled for tomorrow. Unfortunately, due to inclement weather, the event has been canceled. We encourage everyone that made an appointment to donate at the Thayer drive on February 23rd. The units donated at the Thayer drive will count toward our scholarship. *********You will be eligible to donate again at our May blood drive.
Due to inclement weather, the Mammoth Spring School District will be closed Monday, February 15. This will be a virtual learning day.
No school Friday, February 12! This will be a virtual learning day.
The school board meeting will take place as scheduled at 6:30 pm in the cafeteria.
No school Thursday February 11, 2021. This will be a virtual day.
Due to the forecast of inclement weather, the Mammoth Spring School District will have a virtual day Wednesday February 10, 2021.
Based upon the weather forecast, tonight's senior high basketball games are being moved up to 5 PM. Senior night will still be between the two games.
MSHS Parents and Guardians: This week is "Parent-Teacher Conference" for the second semester. Your child's teachers will contact you this week through email and phone call to discuss your child's current academic status. You are also welcome to contact your child's teacher if you prefer. Should you feel it necessary to have an "in-person" conference or a 'virtual" conference, please contact your child's teacher/teachers (email or phone call) to schedule a meeting on Thursday (11th) between the hours of 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm in the teacher's classroom. Only one parent/guardian may attend the conference and a mask is required. For further information contact Debbie Werbeck at the High School Office or email Ms. Werbeck at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to the threat of inclement weather, the school board meeting scheduled for tonight has been rescheduled until Thursday, February 11 at 6:30 in the cafeteria.
The Pee Wee games at home vs Sloan-Hendrix scheduled for tonight have been cancelled due to the junior high district tournament.
The junior boys district basketball game vs Hillcrest time has been moved to 4:00 PM.
Students in grades 10 - 12 who had a 3.0 GPA received an email containing an application for Senior National Honor Society. The deadline to submit the completed application is Monday, February 8, 2021 by 3PM. An online or paper application will be accepted. For more information or questions, please email Rose Estes at email@example.com
We will be hosting a blood drive on February 16 from 1-6 in the Multi-Purpose Building. We need at least 25 units donated to give one of our seniors a scholarship from the Red Cross! Please call 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter "MMSHS" to schedule an appointment.
Mammoth Spring Schools will be in session Thursday, January 28, 2021.
In an abundance of caution, Mammoth Spring School District will have a virtual snow day today, January 27.
Monday, February 1, the Mammoth Spring Jr. National Honor Society, with help from some other school clubs, will be hosting a chili lunch. The chili will be made on-site at the school. All funds raised will go to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. To place the order, email Mrs. Savage @ firstname.lastname@example.org through Sunday. On Monday, please call the High School Office at 870-625-7212 and let Ms. Debbie know you will be placing an order. You will have the choice between a Chili Bowl (with cheese, crackers, and dessert) or a Frito Pie (chili, Fritos, cheese, and dessert). You can tell us what time you will pick up your food outside the high school or if a business, what time you would like it to be delivered. The recommended donation is $5 per order. If you have questions, please feel free to contact Mrs. Savage.
MSHS will mail "Three-Week" Progress Reports on Monday, January 25th, to all parents/guardians of our 7th through 12th grade students. In an effort to keep you more closely informed about your student's Quarterly grades, you will receive a report at three (3), six (6), and nine (9) weeks instead of only four and one-half (4.5) and nine (9) weeks.
As we approach the Valentine’s Day holiday, we request that you abide by the following rules: No Glass Vases or containers for those students that ride a bus. If your student rides a bus and receives a glass item, they will not be allowed to take it on the bus. Please make arrangements with your child or florist to help us with this safety issue. All deliveries need to be made by 1 PM. Deliveries made after 1 PM may not be guaranteed to reach the recipient on Valentine’s Day. Last year, we had deliveries made as school was being dismissed and even after school was dismissed. We want to help facilitate and expedite deliveries to your students, so we are asking that deliveries need to be made by 1 PM.
This article was published in this week's edition of the South Missourian News. It features Coach Crystal Martin and her Community Service Learning Class and their projects . Thank you for all you have done and continue to do for our school and community! https://www.areawidenews.com/story/2857791.html
The Bear Necessities Clothing Closet has been assigned to the Mammoth Spring High School FCCLA. They will be serving the community by appointment at this time. If you have a need, please call the school at 870-625-7212 or 870-625-3612 and we will be glad to help you.
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. As you are aware, the week of Thanksgiving, we added 2 virtual days on Monday, November 23 and Tuesday, November 24. Next week (first week of Winter Break) we have added 2 virtual days on Monday, December 21 and Tuesday, December 22. Just like our three previous virtual days, the busses will run for those students who 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: MONDAY December 21st & TUESDAY December 22nd
Correction to yesterday's Spelling Bee post: Congratulations to the following students who qualified to compete in the Fulton County Spelling Bee: Carly Russell Kanyon Vandiver Payton Flynn Gracey Lingenfelter Braelyn Washam Brooklyn Frillman We apologize for the mistake! We are proud of all of you and wish you the best of luck!
FCCLA/FBLA have a few items left at the Toy Drive. If you are interested, items need to be picked up before 3 PM today as they will begin packing things up at 3.
Today is the last day for the FCCLA/FBLA Free Toy Drive! They will be set up in front of the Bear Necessities building from 8-4.
Don't forget our FCCLA and FBLA students are set up outside the Bear Necessities building for the free toy drive. They will be there from 8-4 today and tomorrow to help you out. Everything is FREE of charge!
The Community Service Learning Food Program has a food package that will need to be picked up today (December 8th). If you signed up for this program, you have to come and pick up the food today by 3:00 PM! This food is all refrigerated items. (eggs, milk, yogurt, etc) The deadline is today due to the freshness of the food that is available.
Pee Wee Basketball forms will be sent home today with 4-6 grade students. Forms were also emailed to virtual students with instructions on how to fill them out and send them back in. If you are interested in playing, forms must be turned in by Friday, December 18. For more information, please call the elementary office.
State Civics Exam will give on Dec 17 and 18 for all 10th and 11th graders that have not taken the Exam previously. Study guides and Study aids were uploaded to students’ GC before Thanksgiving Break. Questions? Contact Ms. Wiley at email@example.com
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.