Mena Public Schools will be offering free after school care for 5-8th grade students. They will provide free academic help, free snack and dinner, and free activities each day. The students will also have the ability to earn points for free Saturday field trips. The transportation will be free and they will be home at 5:30 p.m.. If you are interested please join them at the B.E.Y.O.N.D. (Begin Exploring Your Own New Dimensions) program. It starts on Sept. 8, but you can join at any time. It will be held at Holly Harshman Elementary for the fifth grade students. The seventh and eighth grade students will be at Mena Middle School. Sixth grade students get to choose if they would rather come to Holly Harshman and be mentors to the younger students, or stay at Mena Middle School and work with the seventh and eighth grade students. For an application please call Holly Harshman Elementary, Mena Middle School, Paulette Crawford at 234-2911 for Holly Harshman Applications or Donita Gann at 234-1235 for Middle School Applications.
A snack is served at 3:25 p.m. for all children ages 18 and under, but they must eat it at the school. A dinner will be served for all children ages 18 and under at 5:15. It must be eaten in the Holly Harshman Cafeteria or Mena Middle School Cafeteria. If you plan on bringing children to the Middle School, please call and let them know so they can deliver enough for the students that aren’t in B.E.Y.O.N.D.