Submitted by

Superintendent Dixie Hurd

The state testing is in full swing! Students need to be well rested, have eaten a good breakfast, and just be at peace to know they are ready! We are always needing monitors, so if you have a few hours to spare, please call the office and let us know when you can monitor a test. Monitors just need to sit in the classroom and observe that the test is being administered correctly and that the students are taking the tests. It is not too stressful, but is a required part of the testing. We appreciate everyone who helps us with this!

The next Parent/Teacher meeting will be Thursday, April 17, at 5:30 p.m. We will be discussing Title VII, JOM, Reading Sufficiency, Gifted/Talented, Title I, CLEP, and student/teacher activities. We encourage everyone to come join us! The Wynona Junior High Slow Pitch team has a game at Shidler, on Monday, April 14, at 4:30 p.m.. We appreciate the support that our community and fans have shown these girls and their coaches! Teamwork. Way to go!

The prom is Saturday, April 19. Remember that all out of town dates must be approved through the administration. The Little Basketball games will be Tuesday, April 22, at Prue. The second game will be Tuesday, April 29, here. The PreK - 4th grade students will play in these games. It is a long night of basketball, and so worth the effort!

We only have five weeks left to make the most of this school year! Students need to get really serious and put forth the most effort to get across the finish line. The reward will be a great summer to relax! Remember, there is no school on Friday, April 18 and Friday, May 9. School will be in session on all the other Fridays through May 16. Graduation is May 16!


Wynona Volunteer Fire Department has been fighting fire on an almost daily basis trying to keep up with all th fires in the area. Hats off to a wonderful bunch of guys that take volunteer fire fighting to a whole new level. Thanks to our wonderful firefighters and all of the other departments in the area for helping to keep our homes and properties safe. They don’t ever question whether it is supper time or if they haven’t had any sleep, they just roll and they all work so good together, they are amazing. Thanks to all the firefighters!


Just a reminder that 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. 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. The OK Department of Veterans Affairs representative will not be coming to Osage County anymore, but Lee Webb will be still doing the Veterans Assistance for this area. Every Friday Lee will be at the Pawhuska Community Center-9 - 11 a.m., Wynona 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and Hominy from 1 p.m.-2 p.m. and any other towns that need assistance can come to one of these towns to meet with Lee. Remember that the VA Healthcare meets all the requirements for Obamacare, so anyone who does not have their VA Healthcare should come and talk to Lee. Lee wanted to remind everyone that he will also be at Cleveland at the City Hall from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. on Fridays, as well.


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, if they are not.