SCHOOL NOTES

(Submitted by Superintendent Shelley Shulanberger)

Eighth-graders will travel to Oklahoma City to have a fun day at Frontier City on Friday.

This is “Teacher Appreciation Week,” so please show the teachers and support staff how much they’re appreciated. Wynona’s teachers and support staff are the best! We’re lucky to have them to educate our students.

Anyone who would like to donate a breakfast item, comfort food, soup, or items for sandwiches, please contact Lorrie in the office at 918-846-2467.

Thursday (May 4) will be a busy day.

First- through 11th-graders will travel to OKC to attend the Oklahoma Science Museum. The bus will leave at 7:45 a.m. and return around 5 p.m. Each student needs to have a sack lunch with their name on it. (The CRESAP Family Foundation provided for admission fees and the cost of bus fuel needed to make the trip.)

The prekindergarten and kindergarten class will attend the Tulsa Zoo. If you are planning on attending either trip with your child, please let the office know as soon as possible.

The senior class leaves at 6 a.m. Thursday for Kansas City. They will return from the annual senior trip around 11 p.m. on Friday.

Baccalaureate is Sunday, May 7, at 6 p.m. at the Assembly of God Church, with the service to be presented by Travis Barbie. After the ceremony, sandwiches will be served. The church also will host the graduates-to-be and their parents for the Senior Breakfast on Wednesday, May 10.

Prekindergarten and kindergarten graduation is Thursday, May 11. Ceremonies begin 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the new gym. Parents needing to purchase their child’s cap and gown should contact the school office.

The last day of school is Friday, May 12. Awards assemblies start at 9 a.m. for the elementary grades and will be followed by the junior high and high school ceremonies.

Graduation exercises for the seniors (and eighth-graders) begin in the new gymnasium at 7 p.m..

Reminder: We have lots of lost-and-found items in the cafeteria and at the old gym, so please remind your children to check both those places for anything that might be their’s.

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BAG YOUR TRASH

J C and Sons Trash Service is reminding local customers to bag their trash. The company warned that if trash is not in a bag, it will not be picked up. (Bagging has been required since the service started, but the company will have to really start enforcing it because so many people are not bagging their trash.

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“FEED THE KIDS”

The Town of Wynona is going to host a summer program called “Feed the Kids.” Several groups are sponsoring this program.

Meals — generally consisting of a sandwich, fruit and a drink — will be brought to town hall once or twice a week. All kids 18-and-under are invited to participate. They must eat their meals on the premises, although, occasionally, they may be given extra food, etc., to take home.

Anyone with children who would like to take part in our program should contact Tennie Slone at Wynona Town Hall, 918-846-2526.

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FOUNDERS DAY

Crala Marlin and Amanda Stansberry posted the schedule for the upcoming Founders Day celebration.

It begins with a parade at 10 a.m. and, at 10:30 a.m., winners of the Little Mr. Wynona and Little Miss Wynona titles will be announced. Turtle racing starts at 11 a.m. and continues until 1 p.m.

Lunch is sponsored by the Wynona Volunteer Fire Department and will cost $5 for hamburger, fries and a drink. At 12:30 p.m., a softball game gets going. Starting time for a Horseshoe Tournament ($20 entry per team, with T-shirt prizes) is 2 p.m. There will be a Cornhole tournament (also with $20 team entry and T-shirt prizes) at 4 p.m..

A 6 p.m. dinner is being sponsored by the Founders Day Committee. It will sell for $5 a plate and includes a barbeque sandwich, chips and a drink. Family games and activities are planned from 6-9 p.m. The street dance — featuring Bruce A Dycus and the Mercenaries — runs from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m.

For more information, contact Amanda at 918-636-6584 or Crala at 918-844-9383