Wynona News

Tennie SloanJ-C Correspondent



(submitted by Superintendent Dixie Hurd)

Thank you to all who helped with Teacher Appreciation Week. Thank you teachers for all that you do for our students! Our 13 certified staff members have a total of 235 years of experience. Dedicated teachers! Quality staff!

Another week down. We only have one week left in the 2012-13 school year. There is no school tomorrow, May 10. This is our last snow day.

Next week will be a whirlwind!

We are planning to end the school year with lots of spirit. Next week will be spirit week.

On Monday, we will have Nerd/Geek day; on Tuesday we will have Pajama/sleepwear day; On Wednesday we will have Hats/glasses day; Thursday will be school spirit day with field day events in the afternoon and the play will also be presented that afternoon.

Friday will be awards assemblies - high school 9 a.m.; elementary 10 a.m. and the talent show at 1:30 p.m..

Baccalaureate is Sunday at the Assembly of God Church at 6 p.m.; Kindergarten graduation will be Tuesday, May 14, at 6:30 p.m.; Mrs. Shulanberger’s play will be presented on Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m. and that evening at 6:30 p.m.. High School graduation will be Friday, May 17, at 7 p.m.. The last day of this school year is May 17.

I am presenting a superintendent’s challenge to all students who read in grades PreK - 11. If a student reads 20 minutes a day in a 180 day school year, he/she reads 3600 minutes or the equivalent of 10 school days; if a student reads for 5 minutes a day in a 180 day school year, he/she reads 900 minutes or the equivalent of 2.5 school days; if a student reads for 1 minute a day in a 180 day school year, he/she reads 180 minutes - less than one school day. Which student would you expect to have a better vocabulary or to succeed in school?

I am challenging students to read for 30 minutes a day for 5 days per week for the entire summer!

There will be 12 weeks and there should be a grand total of 1800 minutes. Reading materials can be books, magazines, newspapers, or any other source of true reading. Parents will verify that students have read for the required number of minutes each week.

Students who meet the challenge will be treated to a pizza party when school starts in the fall and will be entered to win a 16 GB, 7 inch Kindle Fire.

One lucky student who reads all summer will win this prize.

All lucky students who read during the summer will have kept their reading abilities moving in the right direction and will be better prepared for the next school year.

Mr. Supernaw will be offering a principal’s math challenge to be announced later.

Let’s make this year end with a glorious finish!


The annual Rabies Clinic will be held on Tuesday, May 21st at the Wynona Town Hall lawn from 8 am until 11 am. Dr Jan Johnson will be sponsoring the clinic.

The Rabies shots are $11, annual shots are $25 and wormer will be available and charged according to the dog’s weight.


Just a reminder that Lee Webb, is still coming to the Town Hall on Fridays from 11:30 until 12:30 to help Veterans with their benefits. This is a great opportunity for veterans and should be utilized by all that are qualified. Veterans are reminded that they can use their tax exempt card from the state to exempt taxes on their phone bills. Just contact your telephone provider for more details.


Everyone is encouraged to attend and make plans for a fun filled Founders Day Saturday, June 8th. We also need for lots of businesses and individuals to plan on having a float in the parade. We are having an auction and taking donations for good usable merchandise. We also are getting some pretty big boasting from Grillmasters, challenging people to come out and try to out grill them. It will be a fun and exciting day with so much fun packed in, everyone should be involved.

People should also be planning and making their box cars if they are going to be in the races. The kid’s games will be earlier in the day than in the past to keep the turtles fresh and at their running best! The lunch will be provided once again by the famous Wild Country Meats in Hominy for $7 per plate. A hot dog eating contest is also in the plans. We still need large red plastic coffee cans for the Little Mr and Miss Wynona contestants. Please bring your coffee cans to Town Hall.

Tell your friends, tell you neighbors, and plan to come to our fun filled Founders Day!