SCHOOL NEWS

(Submitted by Superintendent Shelley Shulanberger)

There are just two weeks until the first nine weeks of school is over and it’s fall break.

There will be no school on Friday, Oct. 14, which is the first day of fall break. We’re also out the entire week of Oct. 17-21.

Last day for the fifth-and sixth-graders to attend Star Base learning in Tulsa was Wednesday, Sept. 28. The students really enjoyed this six-week experience. I’d like to thank Mr. Powell for driving and supervising them. I also want to thank the parents who attended the recent Career Day with the students.

Interested high school students will be attending an ACT Prep class on Oct. 5, at the Northern Oklahoma College campus.

High school students also were offered an opportunity to tour the OSU campus and eat lunch at Eskimo Joe’s on Friday, Oct. 7.

Parents of children who participate in JOM can have the fee for the ACT Prep class paid through that program. JOM also offers reimbursements for athletic shoes and athletic physicals. In addition, JOM can purchase caps and gowns for kindergarten as well as senior graduations. (Eligible children must have a CDIB card on file in the school office and you must complete a form and turn in your receipt to get reimbursed. Contact the office for further information.)

There was a scholarship informational meeting Monday evening at the high school. Information was provided on a variety of scholarship opportunities, the FAFSA, Oklahoma Promise, etc. Now is the time to complete applications for these scholarships.

I would like to thank everyone who sold and/or purchased Cookie Dough and Cheesecake. Thanks to all of you, the school earned over $2,000. Orders are to be delivered before Oct. 28. (Stay tuned for an exact date.)

If you know a 1st or 2nd grader, encourage them to read! We have a challenge going. For each student in 1st or 2nd grade who reads a 100 books, I am going to kiss a pig.

TRICK OR TREAT

It’s almost trick-or-treat in Wynona. Make plans now for Monday, Oct. 31, from about 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. because the kids will be out in full force. Motorists are reminded to only drive 15 miles per hour through residential areas and 25 miles per hour on the highway. Let’s make it a fun night for all the kids.