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Superintendent's Update - Oct 30 Basketball Season

Basketball Season

October 30, 2020

Dear Dragon Community,

Basketball season starts for the Dragons on November 9. While covid restrictions change many things, we are thankful for the opportunity for Dragon basketball, even in a limited capacity. Unfortunately, seating will be very limited; therefore priority consideration will be given to the parents of basketball players. Dragons have a strong tradition of fan and community support, and we will certainly look forward to the coming days when we can come together in the gym to cheer for our student-athletes.


Dr. Debbie Atwell


Carl D Rogers Gymnasium gets an update!

MPS was able to provide much-needed repairs and refinish flooring in the gym using a recent $30,000 grant from a DESE and Arkansas Department of Health Joint Usage grant. Dragon graduate Heather Firth designed the Dragon logo!
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Live Streaming: Follow Mountainburg Dragon Athletics channel on YouTube!

To assist our fans and families in supporting the basketball teams, we will be live streaming games as soon as possible from the Mountainburg Dragon Athletics channel: Please subscribe to the channel at go.mountainburg.org/live

Camera installation is in progress and may not be available for the first week of games, but we will notify as soon as the system is ready.


The following requirements are in place for all attending basketball events. Players, coaches,and fans must be aware of these ADH guidelines for entering:

  • Everyone must be symptom free (no fever for at least two days, no cough, no sore throat, and have not been exposed to anyone who has tested positive).

  • Everyone inside the facility is required to wear a mask at all times, except players that are actively participating

  • Fans who aren’t from the same household must be prepared to socially distance at least six feet at all times/areas

Home Team Seating and Ticketing:

  • Home bleachers allow seating for a total of 28 blocks of 2 (56 seats total).

  • 22 blocks (44 seats) will be reserved for players from each team for their game; Players on teams with 11 or less players will each get 4 vouchers; On teams with more than 11 players each player will get 2 seats and in rotations have chances for additional seats; Team coaches will handle player vouchers for each team.

  • 6 sets of 2 seat blocks (12 seats) are available for each game for purchase; vouchers can be requested by calling Tom Harrell at the MHS Field House at 479-369-4666 between 12:00 and 2:30. - Vouchers will be left at the gate "Will Call" for pickup before the game.

  • Each fan will need to present a voucher at the gate along with $4 to enter.

  • Children under 5 will be admitted at no charge but do need a voucher or to be held/lap seated

  • Vouchers are issued and tickets will be sold PER game; the gym must be cleared between games.

  • A parent with players on multiple teams will only purchase one ticket per night. Voucher will be signed at the gate with ticket purchase and presented with the voucher for the additional games that same night for admission.

  • AAA passes, Dragon Faculty & Staff passes, and Dragon Lifetime passes can be accepted WITH vouchers

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Arrival Times, Entrances & Exits:

  • Please note that projected start times for each game are listed on the schedule. Because we have to clear the gym between games and to avoid crowding in the lobby and ticket lines, fans should arrive just prior to the start time of the game.

  • Fans should enter using the Lobby Entrance to the gym at MHS and exit using the doors by the MHS Office.

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AAA and Press Passes for non-home and non-visiting team spectators:

  • A limited number of seating is available for press and AAA passes for spectators of teams not playing that night; to obtain vouchers for these seats contact Tom Harrell at call the MHS Field House at 479-369-4666 between 12:00 and 2:30.

Away Games

Our opponents are facing the same challenges with limited seating. Most schools will require vouchers for purchase of tickets at the gate.Each week information will be made available on the status of seating and how to request vouchers using school notifications systems and FB

Leading Dragon Strong

  • Honor our History through Values and Traditions
  • Build our present through Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Create our future through Creativity and Innovation

Dr. Debbie Atwell is serving her third year as superintendent. She and husband Roger are MHS graduates, life long residents of the community, and are owned by dogs Woodrow & Sadie.