Wynona News

Lorrie Young J-C correspondent

I hope everyone is enjoying the nice weather. Now that October is upon us, we can look forward to a very busy month.

Little Lamb cookie dough will be delivered Oct. 9. We will send out a text message to parents once it has arrived to the school and been sorted.

Our First Annual “Family Literacy Night” will be 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 9. This is for families, students, and teachers to discuss reading strategies to work with children, milestones, homework skills and for the older students and parents to learn about the ACT, scholarships, applying to college, etc. Mark your calendars now so you don’t forget.

Oct. 10 the juniors and seniors will be taking the ASVAB at 12:15 p.m.

The athletic department is hosting the first “Faculty vs. Osage County Sheriff’s Office” basketball game Oct. 12. It’s hoped this will become an annual event. Tipoff will be at 6:30 p.m. in the new gym. Admission for adults will be $5 and students $3. The athletes will have a delicious concession stand available. So come hungry.

Fall break is the week of Oct. 15-19. I hope you make a lot of everlasting memories during this week.

The annual Fall Carnival is 6-8 p.m. Oct. 26. We are adding some extra fun to the carnival this year. We will be selecting “Fall Royalty” from the pre-k to eighth-grade classes. Each royalty member will have a can with their picture to collect money during the lunch period and the night of the carnival. At 7:15 p.m. cans will be collected, money counted, and the Queen and King will be crowned.

Another exciting Fall Carnival announcement … the costume contest is back. The contest will be at 7:30 p.m. in the old gym. We will also have a silent auction. Each class will be painting a canvas for the auction and we will have three baskets in the auction. The pre-k to fourth-grade students’ theme is “Outdoor Life”, the fifth- to eighth-grade students’ theme is “Movie Night” and the high school theme is “Sports.” We are asking for donations for the baskets. Please have your child donate an item according to grade level. Donations will be accepted Oct. 1-23. Some other exciting ideas are yet to come. We appreciate your help in making the carnival memorable.

The robotics team will travel to Alva Oct. 27 for competition.

We ask that you keep Gracie Howell and her family in your thoughts and prayers in this difficult time. A fund has been set up at American Heritage Bank in Gracie’s name.