Week of December 18

Downtown Barnsdall received a much-needed makeover, as the FFA students cleaned up around the oil well and in front of the community center. The students shoveled the mud and swept the leaves off the street, giving the oil well and parking spaces a cleaner look. Thank you to the FFA students and Claud Rosendale for keeping Barnsdall clean and improving the community.

The Bigheart Day planning meetings have been scheduled for the second Monday of every month beginning with the first meeting on Monday, Jan. 13 at 6:30 p.m. If you are interested in participating in the planning of Barnsdall’s biggest event of the year, please plan to attend the meetings. The planning committee could really use the help in organizing this event.

The Barnsdall students are enjoying their last week of school this week, as they are participating in fun dress-up days to end the semester. The Barnsdall Choir students will be presenting a Christmas Showcase at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 19, followed by a drawing of $100 for Perfect Attendance. All students who have had perfect attendance for the semester will have their name put in a drawing for $100. This incentive is given each semester to reward students for coming to school each and every day without missing one day during the semester.

The Osage Nation is hosting an ACT/SAT Test Prep class in Hominy for all Osage and JOM students free of charge. The class will be held on Thursday, Jan. 2. All students in grades 6-12 are invited to attend. Students will participate in a practice test, learn about financial literacy and receive a free lunch. If you are interested in attending, please register by calling 918-287-5300, or you can email education@osagenation-nsn.gov. Space is limited, so register today.

The Barnsdall High School basketball teams will travel away to Pawhuska for a game on Friday, Dec. 20 at 6:30 p.m. The Barnsdall wrestling team will also travel away this weekend to participate in a two-day tournament at Cleveland. The time for the tournament has yet to be determined. Please check the Barnsdall High School Facebook page for an updated tournament bracket.

The Barnsdall Junior High basketball team will play Copan at home on Thursday, Dec. 19 at 5:30 p.m.

Christmas Break is upon us, as the Barnsdall students begin their Christmas vacation on Friday, Dec. 20. Students will return to school on Monday, Jan. 6. Grade cards will go home with students when they return in January. As always, parents and guardians are able to monitor their child’s grades using the Wengage parent poral at www.ok.wengage.com/barnsdall.

School & Community Events:

Dec. 19

JH Basketball (Home) at 5:30 p.m.

Dec. 20

HS Basketball at Pawhuska 6:30 p.m.

HS/JH Wrestling tournament at Cleveland, TBD