WYNONA SCHOOL NEWS


(Submitted by Shelly Shulanberger)


The robotics team was off to WIN the “Heartland Best Robotics Competition.”All of Wynona students and staff sent them last week. The team this year is comprised of 6 students that consist of 4 girls and 2 boys. All of which are freshmen and 1 junior. This is an honor itself, not one of them have ever competed in the robotics competition!


We are excited to announce Brian Jones as our new high school girls coach! The girls will be competing in a tournament the week of Dec. 4-9 in Copan. The schedule will be announced. Unfortunately, we will not have a high school boys team this school year. We look forward to having a boys team next year.


We will have Senior Night on Jan. 26. Homecoming will also be on Jan. 26. Homecoming will be nontraditional this year, but exciting plans are being made. Stay tuned for further details!


The annual school board election is in February! We have two seats that are expiring. They are seat No. 3 and No. 5. Those interested in becoming a school board member must file from Dec. 5-7 at the county election office in Pawhuska.


Tri County Technology visited with our high school students on Tuesday.


Ben Robinson was here on Tuesday to present about planes to our 5 and 6th grade students.


The elementary students have been decorating ornaments to place on the City Hall Christmas tree at 1 p.m. Wednesday.


I am proud to announce that James Kanke and Kassidee Chouteau have been selected to present about the classes to principals and superintendents at Tri County Technology on Friday. What an honor!


Just a reminder, there will be NO SCHOOL on Dec. 12.


CHRISTMAS PARADE SET!


The Wynona Christmas Parade will be at 10 a.m. Dec. 16. Everyone who can, should have a float or be a part of this parade, it means so much to all ages, but especially the little ones. Santa Claus will be there to hand out goodies and take pictures with the kids. Plan to attend and pass the word around to everyone you know!


TRASH BAGS A MUST


Wynonans are reminded that they have to put their trash in trash bags and not leave it loose. The trash truck employees will not pick it up if it is loose.


NEW FIRE DEPARTMENT EMERGENCY NUMBER


Due to increasing costs and the number of firefighters that do not have “land lines,” the decision has been made to discontinue the fire department phone service and fire bar. I have looked into the functionality of the fire bar and have found that it rings into city hall, phone office, fire station and only two firefighters houses. This in turn causes serious issues when a call is made during non-duty hours at city hall as there might not be anyone to answer the call. So, to save the fire department and the town additional liability, the fire phone is being shut off. This will be effective Dec. 31, 2017.