Dragon Weekly

Week of March 7

Information Overload?

This is the 2nd year for the Dragon Weekly. From feedback and conversations, this has become an excellent communication tool.

Currently, the Dragon Weekly is divided into sections, similar to a daily newspaper:

  • District News
  • Mountainburg Elementary
  • Mountainburg Middle School Brain Academy
  • Mountainburg High School
  • Dragon Athletics
  • Counselors Corner
  • Employment Opportunities

Images are used whenever possible to deliver information; however, sometimes, a link is necessary. These are in the form of a blue button that when clicked will take you to more information or to a website.

Over time, the Dragon Weekly may be organized differently. Our goal is to present information to you in an organized manner that is easy to read and understand so that parents and patrons are connected to Mountainburg Schools.

It is 2022 Pageant Week!

Sixty-three young ladies from grades PreK - 8th grade will be vying for the title in their division in the Miss Mountainburg Youth Pageants. Nine ladies from Mountainburg High School will be vying for the title as our 31st Miss Mountainburg.

Come out and support these ladies and their families this weekend.

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Don't Forget to Download the App!

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Welcome to Mountainburg Schools!

Mrs. Angie Dennis, incoming Special Education Supervisor beginning Fall, 2022

I am a graduate of Van Buren High School. I graduated from Westark College (Associate of Arts and Associate of General Studies), Arkansas Tech University (Bachelors in Elementary Education), University of Arkansas (Special Education), and Harding University (Masters in Educational Leadership/Curriculum and Administration/Educational Specialist).

Previously, I taught Special Education at Altus, Prairie Grove and Alma. I have taught in all areas of special education (Resource/Co-Teach/Inclusion/Self-Contain). I have been the Special Education Director for the last 10 years at Gentry and Decatur School Districts. For the last 5 years, I have been Adjunct Faculty for John Brown University and have taught Special Education. I was also Athletic Director at Gentry School District for 2 and a half years.

My husband Mitch and I have 8 children and 13 grandchildren. We are very much involved in sports. We both officiate and he is an assignor for various leagues and sports. I have been a basketball observer for the Arkansas Officials Association/Arkansas Activities Association for the last 12 years.

Please Share with Veterans that You Know

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Order Your 2022 Dragon!

Be sure to get your 2022 Dragon Yearbook ordered!

Personalized books can be ordered online through Friday, April 15. After that, orders can be placed through May 15 online, but can not be personalized.

Click on the image of the 2022 Dragon below to order!

Fact vs Fiction on Social Media

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FACE Committee

Starting this week, members of the MES Family and Community Engagement Committee will be posting informational videos. These will be done once a month and put in the Dragon Weekly and posted during the week.

The FACE Committee is important to our district because it links the community to the school.

Thank you Mrs. Dean for putting this together.

FACE Family & Community Engagement Elementary
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March is National Reading Month

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Register for the FREE ACT Workshop

We have an opportunity to offer free ACT Prep virtually on March 11 from 9:00 to 12:00. This is a first come first serve opportunity and open to all students in high school but preference will be given to older students if we have to limit attendance.

If you are interested, please complete the form below or email Mrs. Cristee on Monday - courtney.cristee@mountainburg.org.

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More ACT Assistance

The Arkansas Department of Education’s Division of Elementary and Secondary Education is pleased to launch the ACT NOW campaign, the next generation of the No Limits campaign.

The ACT NOW campaign encourages Arkansas high school students to take advantage of opportunities to take the ACT multiple times. Taking the ACT more than one time can result in increased scores, ultimately increasing opportunities for scholarships and admission to colleges, universities, and trade schools. Taking the ACT multiple times also provides students with opportunities to reflect on what they have learned to determine the best course to prepare for life after high school.

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Free Tutoring Opportunity

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Interested in the Military?

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Register Your Son for Little League Baseball

Friday, March 11 is the deadline to register your son for the 2022 Little League Baseball season.

Click on the button below to go to the registration form. If you have any questions, please email Coach Pense - zach.pense@mountainburg.org.

2022 Little League Baseball Registration


Register Your Daughter for Little League Softball

Register your daughter for the 2022 Little League Softball season. Use the link below to register and to get more information.

Please contach Coach Pense if you have any questions - zach.pense@mountainburg.org.

2022 Little League Softball Registration


From Mrs. Dean, MES Counselor

Dragon Character Word of the Week:

Courage: having bravery when facing new things, or situations you might be scared of without showing fear. Being Brave and facing something difficult without showing fear.

Courage with Brylee & Khloe
ALL ABOUT COURAGE! (character song for kids about being brave & trying new things)

From Mrs. Daniel, MHS Counselor

The spring semester is a very busy time for students at MHS. Seniors are gearing up to receive their diploma in May!

All year, seniors have received emails about scholarships. These have also been posted in the Class of 2022 Google Classroom that Mrs. Daniel has set up.


  • If your senior receives confirmation that he/she is awarded a scholarship, please make a copy of that letter and have it dropped off to Mrs. Daniel.

Please contact her if you have any questions regarding your student's transcript, registering for the ACT, and scholarships.

College Access Initiative

Lot of new information in the College Readiness Workshops!! Check them out by clicking on the blue button to get more information.

These are FREE opportunities!!

Exciting News from Arkansas Tech University!

Arkansas Tech University has changed its freshman academic scholarships to focus on GPA. This means your students will have more earning potential for the hard work they're putting in.

What students need to know:

  • The new tiers begin right now.
  • If students have already accepted a scholarship offer, ATU will adjust their award if eligible.
  • If students haven't accepted a scholarship offer, ATU will send a new offer if eligible for a higher award, so students need to be watching their email for instructions on how to accept it.
  • If students earn more scholarship funds in the old scholarship tiers, their offer will be based on those.

The best news of all -- we are adjusting the renewal requirements to a cumulative 2.75 GPA, meaning it will be easier than ever for students to keep their scholarships once they're a student.

It may take a few weeks to get these offers out to students, please encourage them to be patient with us. Have questions about all this? No worries, just give us a call or email, and we'll do what we can to answer your questions!

Keep Fighting On,

Arkansas Tech University
Office of Admissions

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2022 Summer MASH Program

If your student is interested in the medical field, this is a great opportunity for them to learn more through hands-on experiences.
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Scholarship Opportunities

Click on the blue button to read more about each scholarship.
Arkansas Association of Conservation District


Alpha Delta Kappa Scholarship

DEADLINE TO APPLY: April 8. Open to females entering the education field.

Native American Scholarship Award - $500.00


Employment Opportunities at Mountainburg Schools for the 22-23 School Year

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Keep Up with Mountainburg Schools

Download the DragonsLink App through your app store.

The Mountainburg Board of Education meets the 3rd Monday of each month, 5:45 PM, Mountainburg HS Cafeteria. If a meeting has to be re-scheduledn or if a special meeting is needed, a post will be made on Facebook and the LiveFeed on the district website.

Meetings that remain for the 2021-2022 school year:

  • April 18
  • May 16
  • June 20