Dragon Weekly

Week of October 26

Fall Brings out the Nostalgia of the School Year

Even in a pandemic, fall brings out the nostalgia of the school year. The cooler temperatures, changing leaves, shorter days...all reminders of being in school.

There is always something great happening at Mountainburg Schools. We hope that the Dragon Weekly helps you - students, parents, and patrons of our district stay in the know of what is going on.

If you have ever have a question or a concern, please feel free to contact as at one of the offices. Contact information is available at the bottom of the newsletter.

Everyone have a great last week of October!


Information is provided below about Parent-Teacher Conferences at each campus.

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Next Picture Date: October 28

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The next picture date will be on Wednesday, October 28.

  • Retakes will be done at each campus. These are for anyone who didn't like their first pictures or anyone who did not have their picture taken on September 30.
  • DVA students can go to the appropriate campus from 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM to have their picture taken. Please check-in at the office upon arrival on campus.
  • Other pictures to be taken: Band, Color Guard, Cheerleading, Golf
  • Each campus office has a list of students who need to have their picture taken.
  • If you have any questions, please call the appropriate campus office.

BE Happy, BE Free, BE a Drug Free Dragon!

All the campuses will be participating in Red Ribbon Week, October 27-30:

  • MMS and MHS students will be having a class competition to see which class can get the most commitment signatures to be drug-free on their class poster.
  • MMS and MHS students will also be doing a daily reading that is chosen by the English teachers. Students will be encouraged to write what the theme, BE Happy, BE Free, BE a Drug-Free Dragon! means to them.

This is a great time for parents to talk to their children about what being drug-free means.

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These rules apply to MMS and MHS students as well.

Grind teachers may ask students to bring store brought snacks on Friday.

Each Grind teacher will be passing out any snacks that are brought.

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Senior Recognition

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Senior members of the Dragons Football Team, Dragon Cheerleaders, Band of Dragons, and Guard of Dragons will be recognized in a pre-game recognition ceremony on Friday, November 6, 6:30 PM.

veterans day 2020 - MMS and MHS

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Mountainburg Public Schools loves our veterans, and we appreciate their service to our country.

Out of caution for their health and our need to limit on campus visitors, we will suspend our traditional Veteran's Day assemblies. Each school will conduct classroom activities and virtual celebrations of our veterans and their service.

Please watch for the Community Veteran's Day slideshow to be shared on Veteran's Day. Mrs. Christian will add to the video from last year. If your veteran was honored in last year's

slideshow, there is no need to send in another picture.

To add pictures of your veterans contact Misty Christian through email - misty.christian@mountainburg.org.

veterans day 2020 - MES

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Voting Guides

The Cooperative Extension Service offers a voter's guide with information on the upcoming ballot issues.


Early voting in Arkansas starts Monday with Election Day on Nov. 3.

Following is a list of early voting centers in Crawford County, with hours 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. The early voting center hours for Monday, Nov. 2 will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • ‒ Alma Community Center, 114 Collum Lane E., Alma
  • ‒ Emergency Operations Center, 1820 Chestnut, Van Buren

A list of the voting centers on Election Day includes the two early voting centers plus these locations:

  • ‒ Trinity Baptist Church, 5020 U.S. 71 N., Alma
  • ‒ Cedarville First Baptist, 10744 N. Highway 59, Cedarville
  • ‒ Dyer Community Center, 201 Loomis Lane, Dyer
  • ‒ Mountainburg First Assembly of God, 922 U.S. 71 N., Mountainburg
  • ‒ Mulberry Senior Center, 406 U.S. 64, Mulberry
  • ‒ Amazing Grace Assembly of God, 2020 Rena Road, Van Buren
  • ‒ City Heights Methodist Church, 1002 Fayetteville Road, Van Buren
  • ‒ Crawford County Extension Office, 105 West Pointer, Van Buren



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Reading Plus is a personalized intervention and instruction to develop silent reading proficiency and confident, lifelong readers.

Mrs. Holcomb, 5th and 6th Grade Language Arts Teacher, recognizes her students for their successes in Reading Plus:

Top Reading Plus Students 6th Grade: Week of October 5-9th

  • Melody Lee---9 Lessons complete with 80% or above accuracy
  • Fisher Bowen--7 Lessons complete with 80% or above accuracy (Leveled up)
  • Emily Bamburg-
  • Lucy Nelson
  • Elliiot Owen
  • Jesse Teague
  • Marty Polk
  • Shelbie Milton
  • Carlee Jacobs
  • River Baldwin

Way to Go Band of Dragons!

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The Band of Dragons had their marching assessment on October 13th. Due to the pandemic, we have had to adjust how that works so we had three judges come to our school and score us on our marching show. Band scores typically are 1-superior, 2-excellent, 3-good, 4-fair, 5-poor and we got straight 2s! After all of the adversity, these students have had to face this past year this is quite an accomplishment.

Pictured above are members of the Band of Dragons who participated in this assessment: Eli Lovell, Brennan McCormick, Nathan Whittenburg, Gracie Farmer, Graham Alegria, Laurel Hyman-Drum Major, and Joseline Lee


MMS and MHS STUCO is sponsoring a "Paint a Pumpkin" Contest.

Choose a character from a book you have read and paint or decorate the pumpkin like that character.

Pumpkins need to be brought to the MS or HS Library by Friday, October 30.

Prizes will be awarded!

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Purchase a 2020 Dragon Yearbook

The 2020 Dragon Yearbook has arrived!

  • Orders paid in full will be distributed on Tuesday, October 27.
  • Extra books will be for sale starting Wednesday, October 28.
  • Cost is $40. Make checks to Mountainburg High School.
  • You will need to come to the high school office to pick up a yearbook.
  • If you want a copy reserved, please email Mrs. Christian - misty.christian@mountainburg.org.

How to Stay Informed and Up-to-Date on Mountainburg Public Schools

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Campus Offices:

  • Mountainburg Elementary - 479.369.2762
  • Mountainburg Middle School - 479.369.4506
  • Mountainburg High School - 479.369.2146
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