SCHOOL NEWS

(Submitted by Superintendent Shelley Shulanberger)

Congratulations to the first- and second-grade students for reaching their reading goal.

Due to their hard work to read 100 books each, Superintendent Shulanberger kissed a pig during the monthly assembly Friday. The students had been looking forward to watching her do that all month!

Tuesday was the Dr. Seuss kickoff. Elementary students will be bringing home a list for exploring town to discover Dr. Seuss. There will be 25 posted around town.

The 10-member archery team will participate in a competition at the Tulsa Expo Square on Wednesday, Feb. 22.. This is their first time to compete, so they are excited and nervous. We wish them all the luck and know they will do great. We’d like to thank Troy Harper for volunteering to coach the team.

On Thursday, Feb. 23, representatives for Tulsa Welding School will be here at 1 p.m. to present information about their programs to the high school students.

Spelling bees for grades three through eight will be held Wednesday, March 1. A contest for third- through sixth-graders begins at 9 a.m. and the one for seventh and eighth graders follows. Winners and runners-up from the local bees are to participate in the county-wide spelling bee Wednesday, March 8, at the Interlocal Cooperative in Hominy.

The first slowpitch softball game is scheduled Thursday, March 2, at Bluejacket. Junior high and high school teams will compete.

Spring pictures are to be taken Friday, March 3. Order forms will be sent home during the week.

Basketball games for lower elementary grades are to be Friday, March 3. The pre-kindergarteners will play against the kindergarten class first. In the second game, the first graders are matched against the second and graders, and finally the third graders will play the foiurth graders. All teams will be co-ed, but some students may play up a grade level.

On Thursday, March 9, students who had two or fewer absences during the third nine weeks will get to spend the afternoon watching a movie, eating popcorn and drinking a soda. Friday, March 10, is to be a snow day.

“Luck is what you have left over after you give 100 percent!”

HELP OUR FIRE DEPT.

The Wynona Volunteer Fire Department is hosting a dinner this Saturday from 4-6 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Cost will be $6 per plate for a smoked pork sandwich, beans, potato salad, a drink and dessert. Make plans to come out and support our fire department. Proceeds will be used to purchase fuel and repair/replace equipment.

ALUMNI BASKETBALL

The Wynona Alumni Basketball Game has been moved to Friday, March 10. Its date was changed from February to avoid conflicts with the state basketball playoffs. Please help spread the word about the new time. If you’re interested in playing, call the school at 918-846-2468.

They are planning to have an Alumni vs. High School girls game and an Alumni vs. High School boys game. If there are enough entries, they will have two women’s or men’s games. The first game starts at 6 p.m. There will be a concession stand available with hotdogs, nachos, walking tacos, pickles, drinks and candy.

To enter, please contact Tonya Patrick at 918-638-9956 or David Powell at Wynona Public School (918-846-2468). Entry deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 15. Each player must sign a waiver to participate.

WRUC DINNER

Wynona Roundup Club is sponsoring a Chili Dinner on Friday, Feb. 24 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Osage County Fairgrounds’ Women’s Building. A meal consisting of chili/hotdog, dessert and a drink will cost $7 for adults and $5 for kids ages 7-10. Children under 6 eat for free. To-go orders also will be offered.

The club is trying to raise funds for the 2017 season. They invite everyone to come out and support the Wynona Roundup Club, enjoy lots of good food and fellowship with some amazing people.

For more information, contact Tami Johnson (at 918-638-9956), Tonya Patrick (918-638-9956) or Joe Maker (918-688-0530).