Wynona News

Tennie SloneJ-C Correspondent

WYNONA SCHOOL NOTES

(Submitted by Superintendent Dixie Hurd)

Remember, there is no school on any Fridays in April. Thank goodness for decent weather!

Our 7th - 12th grade students went to Rogers College in Claremore to attend the outdoor classroom today. I am sure they will come back with great stories to tell. What a beautiful day to enjoy outdoor classroom activities! Our Junior High softball girls’ team is in full swing. Please join us for home games if you can! The gate is on the honor system. Please go to the concession stand and pay $4 for adults and $2 for students if you attend the game. We use this money to help pay for the umpire. Senior Citizens from Wynona are always invited to join us at no charge. The girls also have a game on Thursday, April 9, at Copan, at 4:30 p.m..

The state testing will begin on April 14. Students need to be practicing reading and getting plenty of rest. We will do great because our parents always support our kids to do their best! We will need several volunteers to be monitors for the state testing. If you can help us, please call the school and let us know when you would be available!

Our little basketball games will be somewhat different this year. We are going to play our own PreK against K; 1st against 2nd; and 3rd against 4th. These games will be Thursday, April 30, starting at 6 p.m. Please schedule this evening in your schedule for some fun and enjoyment! We always have fun with the little games!

After the games, on April 30, we will have a lock in for students who have read and earned at least 15 tickets. These students will get to attend the sleep over in the gym. The smaller children will only stay a portion of that time and will go home to sleep! More details will follow!

Our cookie dough sales went so well in the fall, that the PTO decided to offer them for sale one more time so that people could stock up for the summer. These were delicious cookies. Every child who sells at least 3 boxes will be entered in a drawing to get to play bubble soccer on the last day of school. For every 5 boxes sold, the child gets a free box. This was a great fund raiser in the fall. Some people wanted to get more cookie dough so we decided to sell them again! We always appreciate the support that our community shows for our school!

Our PTO is sponsoring an Academic/Athletic Banquet on Monday, May 4, at 6 p.m. Students who earned the Principal’s or Superintendent’s Honor Roll will be honored as well as students who participated in sports for the full season. The PTO will cover the expenses of the child being honored and parents will be asked to cover the price of their meals.

Our Science Fair will be Tuesday, April 28, at 6 p.m. Please plan to attend that event with your child if you can! Kindergarten graduation will be May 8, Baccalaureate will be May 10, and 8th grade/High School graduation will be May 15. The year is closing in on us!

PROUD MAMMY!

This reporter is one proud Mammy! My almost 16 year old grandson, Ethan McGill, Barnsdall High School, was honored at the Oklahoma Bar Association Law day with his winning entry in the art contest. He was encouraged to submit his entry by his teacher, Wilma Logue. Ethan was the 10th grade winner for the state of Oklahoma Foundation of the Law, the Magna Charta and Beyond. The award was presented at the Supreme Courtroom at the State Capital by Chief Justice, John Rief. Ethan was presented with $100 cash prize (which he donated back to the Barnsdall School Library) and a certificate plaque. The presentation will be featured on OETA television, April 30, at 7 p.m. on Ask a Lawyer, and also it will be featured in an article in the Oklahoma Bar Journal. Ethan is the son of Michael and Bobbi Lee McGill, and grandson of Tennie Slone, Vernon Slone and Ralph and Janet McGill. We are proud of you, Ethan!

4-WHEELER/GOLF CART/DOG REMINDER

Wynonans are reminded that the 4-wheeler/golf cart stickers were due for renewal on Jan. 1, 2015. There have not been very many who have renewed, so just remember that they are due.

It is also a town ordinance that all dogs are to be registered through the town. This is a onetime per dog charge. The cost for the registration and town tag is $2.50. Proof of rabies vaccination must be presented when purchasing the tag.

FOUNDERS DAY UP IN THE AIR

At this time, nobody has volunteered to take over Founder’s Day activities. The Town Board has been discussing maybe not even having it this year. Maybe to have it every other year like the Alumni activities. It takes a lot of time and effort and the ones who have done it in the past are burned out with being in charge and no one to help. It is a huge undertaking and lots of planning is involved, as well as lots of donations are needed. If anyone has any ideas or input, contact town hall.

BENEFIT POKER RUN FOR JAYLYNN

Jaylynn Garrett is 6 years old and 3 years ago, she began fighting an auto immune disease, which is still undetermined as she still goes through testing frequently, looking for a diagnosis. Recently Jaylynn has had other medical problems crop up that she is also undergoing tests for. The benefit poker run is being hosted to help with medical expenses for her parents, Nichole and Jason Garrett. The Run is Saturday, April 25.

The first bike out will be at 10 a.m. at the Office in Wynona and the last bike in will also be at the Office at 4 p.m. It is $15 for the first hand and $5 for the second hand. Stops will be at The Office in Wynona, The Peepee Bar in Hominy, The Crossroads on Hwy 20 near Skiatook, Whiskey Bent at 1333 E Tuxedo Blvd in Bartlesville, and J Bar S in Barnsdall.

There will be a 50/50 drawing and food will be served at the Office upon Return. Let’s all help Little Miss Jaylynn, a Girl Interrupted but Fighting Back!

CONDOLENCES

Wynonans are sad to hear of the passing of L T Brown, he was a good man, husband, father and friend. The family lived North of Wynona, and everyone who knew him respected and cared for him. We offer our condolences to his family and friends.