SCHOOL NEWS

(Submitted by Superintendent Shelley Shulanberger)

Congratulations to the archery team, which competed in its first competition Wednesday in Tulsa. In the middle-school division, our team took fifth place.

I am so proud of the students. And, thank you, Troy Harper, for coaching the team. The team includes Daygon Mayse, Dayton Mayse, Dalannie Mayse, Chirstiran McCullough, David Kanke, Justin Moore, Kaylee Hough, Kali Rhynes, Rorie Young, Levi King and Jarett McElyea.

Way to go!

More thanks to Troy Harper and Christina Mayse for donating shirts for the students to compete in. They looked awesome!

The junior high and high school will be traveling to Bluejacket for the first slow-pitch softball game of the 2017 Spring season. Good luck!

The third-through eighth grade spelling bee starts at 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 1, in the new gym, and the winner and runner-up will go on to compete against students from other Osage County schools at the Hominy OCIC on Wednesday, March 8.

Spring pictures are Friday, March 3. Flyers were sent home Monday.

On Friday, March 3, starting at 6 p.m., the prekindergarten and kindergarten will be competing against each other in basketball. Following their game, the first-graders will play the second-graders. The third- and fourth-graders will be the final game of the night.

Make plans now to attend this fun night of basketball. The concession will be available with nachos, Frito chili pies, hot dogs, candy, popcorn, candy and drinks. So, bring the family and come hungry.

We have several students who are competing in the Osage County Livestock show Wednesday through Friday, March 8-10, at Pawhuska’s Osage County Fairgrounds. Good luck to the students and their animals!

On Wednesday, March 8, the third through 12th grade students will travel to OKC to watch the Oklahoma City Blues basketball game. Permission slips need to be returned with $4 for the admission ticket. This will be a fun-filled trip.

All students with less than two absences for the third nine weeks of school get to watch a movie and be served popcorn and a drink on Thursday, March 9. The show will start at 12:30 p.m.

There is no school on Friday, March 10. Spring break is scheduled for Monday through Friday, March 13 -17.

The junior class will be taking the ACT for free on Wednesday, March 22, thanks to the OSDE.

ATTENTION VOTERS

We need your vote!

On Tuesday, March 7, there will be an important bond election for our school and our students’ education. The proposed $160,000 bond will only increase taxes 2.17 percent per $1,000. The bond issue will fund security upgrades, LED lighting for the entire campus, new playground equipment and ground covering. It also will pay for replacing the water pipes, water heaters and lockers at the high school, and for technology (interactive smartboards, projectors, computers, etc.) and versatile classroom furniture for the active learner.

Please vote to support our school.

ALUMNI BASKETBALL

The High School versus Alumni Basketball games are to be Friday, March 10, at the school gym. There will be a concession stand available with hotdogs, nachos, walking tacos, pickles, drinks and candy.

Persons interested in playing should contact Tonya Patrick (918-638-9956) or David Powell at the school, 918-846-2468. They’re planning to have at least one boys’ game and one boys’ game. The first game is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. All players are required to sign a waiver before participating.

TRUSTEES MEET

At the monthly meeting of the Wynona Board of Trustees on Tuesday, Feb. 21, a public hearing was conducted to get citizen input about what type of grant funding the town should pursue. Barbara Albritton from INCOG assisted with the hearing and explained grant procedures. The general consensus at the hearing was that water lines should continue to be a top priority.

The board voted to continue with the local water-line project. Trustees also passed a resolution to apply for a grant to fund water-line improvements.

Board members then discussed Founders Day and the fact that no one has shown any interest in being in charge of this year’s event. They considered the possibility of only celebrating Founders Day every other year. (Wynonans who would like to give their opinion on the Founders Day issue should contact town hall.)

It was announced at the meeting that three current board members (Goober Robinson, Nancy Deatherage and Johnnie Lott) and Treasurer Janet Delaney had been unopposed for reelection during the recent municipal filing period. Therefore, each received another four-year term in office.

Others attending the board meeting were Gerald Roerhig, Steve Myers, Donna Swanner, Loretta Little, Della Carter and Tennie Slone, as well as Michael Gordon from PSO.

FRANCHISE ELECTION

Wynonans are to vote Tuesday, March 7, on a PSO franchise proposal. The election will determine whether PSO continues to be the town’s electric-power provider. Voters are required to renew franchise agreements with utility companies every 25 years.

There will also be a School Bond election on March 7, so please get out and vote.