WYNONA SCHOOL NEWS
Submitted by Superintendent Dixie Hurd
The countdown begins! Graduation will be in six weeks, on May 16. It always seems that the spring makes the school year fly by, because the last few weeks always go so quickly. This is the time that the seniors may start to think that maybe they would like just a little longer to grow up. They will be ready to face the big world, even if they don’t believe it right now. How exciting for each new group that moves on!
The girls’ slow pitch team has a game here on Monday, April 7, at 1:30. They will play Pretty Water. They are doing a great job of winning so far. Come join us for the game.
April 10 through May 7 is the window for state testing. Please be sure that children have plenty of sleep and a good breakfast on testing days. Our students are ready. They just need to slow down and read every question. They will do great! Parents and students, please realize the importance of these tests. There is information on the State Department of Education’s website about the 3rd grade reading test.
Our Juniors and Seniors took the ACT at our school on April 1. What a great opportunity to get to take that test at a familiar location! This was a pilot program in the state this year.
Kerensa Kester with Tri County Technology Center will be here on Tuesday, April 8, at the end of first hour to talk to our sophomores who might like to enroll in TCTC for the fall. Those interviews are important!
Parents and students, please be aware that we will start imposing a fine of $5 every time a student rips a cord or connection out of a computer. The second or third offense will get much more costly. It is a big expense to get computer techs to come to our school to repair the damage and we will have to start passing that expense on to the students who choose to play this game. The students have been told about this new fine. Hopefully, now that everyone understands the damage that can be done by unplugging another person’s computer, the game will stop. Most students are very respectful of our equipment and we really appreciate that!
We will have a snow day on Friday, April 18, so there will be no school on that day. The only other Friday that we will not be in school is May 9.
The prom will be April 19. The students have decided to stray from tradition and instead of having a dance, they will travel to Incredible Pizza in Tulsa. All dates who do not attend Wynona schools will need to be pre-approved by administration!
The assembly for the months of February and March will be on Friday, April 11, at 2:45.
The last parent/teacher meeting will be Thursday, April 17, at 5:30 in Mrs. Shulanberger’s room. We will be discussing Title I, Indian Ed, Gifted/Talented, and Reading Sufficiency, among other things. Please join us if you can!
VETERAN REPRESENTATIVE AT WYNONA TOWN HALL
Lee Webb is still coming to the Town Hall on Fridays from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. to help veterans with their benefits.
Veterans are reminded that they can use their tax exempt card from the state to exempt taxes on their phone bills. Contact your telephone provider for more details.
The Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs representative will not be coming to Osage County anymore, but Webb will be still doing veterans assistance for this area.
Every Friday Webb will be at the Pawhuska Community Center from 9 - 11 a.m.; in Wynona from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; in Hominy from 1 - 2 p.m.; and at Cleveland City Hall from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Any other towns that need assistance can come to one of these towns to meet with Webb. VA Healthcare meets all the requirements for Obamacare, so anyone who does not have their VA Healthcare should talk to Webb.
WYNONA’S DOG PROBLEM
There have been many calls this past week about dogs running loose. The dogs tear out trash, bark, cause all sorts of mayhem. There is a leash law in Wynona, which means that if you own a dog, it is your responsibility to keep that dog penned or chained. Dog Catcher, Gibby Gibson, is authorized to issue citations when he has problems with dogs at large. These citations start with $125.00 and escalate with each additional tickets, in addition to $10 per day dog pound fees. Please keep your dogs contained.