Dress-up days set for homecoming week

Lorrie Young J-C correspondent

Welcome back from Christmas break. I hope everyone had a great holiday season and made a lot of memories with your children.

Report cards have been sent home. If you did not receive your child’s report card, please call the office and request one at 918-846-2467.

Dress-up days for homecoming week were announced as follows:

Monday — “Give Eagles the Boot,” dress western.

Tuesday – “The Decade we made the Eagles afraid,” dress 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s.

Wednesday — “We have the power to win,” dress like a superhero.

Thursday — “Be smart, show your Yellowjacket pride,” dress as a nerd.

Friday — “We’ve got spirit, how about you,” wear your school spirit shirt.

Saturday, the junior class is sponsoring a chili lunch from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the cafeteria. The cost is $6 for a bowl of chili or Frito pie, drink and a dessert. To-go orders will be available. Make plans to attend a fun-filled day with a belly full of warm chili.

Jan. 19 is the first basketball homecoming parade at 2 p.m. Homecoming will be in the new gym at 3 p.m. The

junior high girls will kick off the basketball games against Freedom immediately following homecoming ceremony.

There is NO SCHOOL Jan. 21, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Your child and their education are very important. Please remember to make it a habit to discuss with your child what they are learning at school, practice reading and math skills, review homework, review graded work or notes teachers send home, and make sure they are at school everyday and on time. If parents/guardians make education an important issue, then students will as well. Remind your child if they miss school to collect the missed work and return it the following day. State testing is coming upon us quickly.

The third-quarter attendance incentive is going to eat pizza and bowling. In order to receive an invitation, a student cannot have more than one unexcused absence and no more than one tardy. The time frame is Jan. 14 through March 13. Don’t forget that every three tardies count as an absence.

I would like to thank the Osage Nation Prevention Office for training our staff on suicide prevention using the “Lifelines” program. I believe with their help, our staff are properly trained to recognize a distraught student and know the proper procedures to help them, whether it be to talk with them, refer them to an administrator or refer them to a counseling agent for additional interventions.

The Osage Nation Prevention Office also began teaching our high school students the student portion of the “Lifelines” program on Monday. They will teach drug and alcohol prevention and violence prevention to the 11th- and 12th-grade students.

I believe in today’s society, these topics are very important.