Superintendent’s Chalkboard: Progress reports out this week

Dr. Landon BerrySuperintendent of Pawhuska Public Schools

Homecoming activities went on last week in all of the Pawhuska school buildings.

Dress-Up Days were held throughout the week at the high school. On Friday, students had the opportunity to participate in a variety of ways — they could decorate the school, compete in relay races, practice a dance for the pep assembly or work on a class float for the parade. An afternoon pep assembly preceded the 4 p.m. homecoming parade in downtown Pawhuska.

Elementary students are continuing to work in reading and math groups.

Several presentations have been given recently at the elementary school. The Children’s Museum presented an on-site program with the help of a grant from the OCIC Coop in Hominy. A presentation on proper handwashing techniques was given by the Osage Nation Tribe.

American Heritage Bank sponsored a coloring contest for second-graders. The winner of the contest was to be selected on Monday and on Wednesday; the winner got to ride to school in a fire truck.

Local students expressed their appreciation to the Pawhuska Elks Lodge and the Osage Nation Fire Department for a recent presentation on fire prevention. Each fifth-, sixth-, and seventh-grader received a fire extinguisher to take home.

We have a student and a teacher who are battling cancer and they would like to thank the community for its support.

The school district would like to remind parents that progress reports will be coming out this week. Parents with concerns should contact their child’s teacher.

We are here to help each student succeed at Pawhuska Public Schools. Students at all levels can receive help with school work. For more information, please check with the principals or counselors at each school site.