Wynona News: Aug. 17, 2016

Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital

SCHOOL NEWS

(Submitted by Wynona School Superintendent Shelley Shulanberger)

Back to School/Ice Cream Social night was a great success.

Thank you to all of those that attended. I would like to thank David Ellis and American Heritage Bank for donating the ice cream and sprinkles.

School started Monday.

Softball is off to a swinging start. The high school team is in a tournament in Glencoe onThursday and Friday. We wish them all the luck.

The staff and teachers are very excited about the school year. We will have a lot of new, exciting adventures this year.

Our fifth- and sixth-graders will be attending STEM training in Tulsa for six weeks. This will be a hands-on, interactive learning experience.

Local teachers are attending Project Aware with Hominy OCIC to improve our students’ academic skills. We were able to purchase a new reading series for our elementary students.

Our teachers have had a lot of professional development and training over the summer and they are excited to put their new skills in place with the students.

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PLEASE DRIVE SAFELY

With school year starting Monday, Aug. 15, Wynona Police Chief Brian Lenington offered some reminders to drivers.

The school zone is in effect at 25 mph. He advised drivers to be watchful — especially at the crosswalk when the crossing guard is there walking children across.

Also, children will be walking to school on the side of the highway. And, the speed limit through the residential areas is 25 miles per hour.

The Police Chief reminded everyone to help keep our children safe.

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THANKS AGAIN

Wynonans offer their appreciation to the ESCAPE Ministries for the produce it has supplied. We have received a lot of goodies from them. This past week it was tomatoes, mangoes and jalapeno peppers.