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(submitted by Superintendent Dixie Hurd)
I am presenting a superintendent’s challenge to all students who read in grades Pre-K through 11th grade. I am challenging students to read for 30 minutes a day for 5 days per week for the entire summer!
If a student reads 20 minutes a day in a 180 day school year, he/she reads 3600 minutes or the equivalent of 10 school days. If a student reads for 5 minutes a day in a 180 day school year, he/she reads 900 minutes or the equivalent of 2.5 school days. If a student reads for 1 minute a day in a 180 day school year, he/she reads 180 minutes — less than one school day. Which student would you expect to have a better vocabulary or to succeed in school?
There will be 12 weeks for summer break and if a student fulfills my challenge, they will have read a grand total of 1800 minutes.
Reading materials can be books, magazines, newspapers, or any other source of true reading. Parents will verify that students have read for the required number of minutes each week. Students who meet the challenge will be treated to a pizza party when school starts in the fall and will be entered to win a 16 GB, 7 inch Kindle Fire. One lucky student who reads all summer will win this prize! All lucky students who read during the summer will have kept their reading abilities moving in the right direction and will be better prepared for the next school year!
Mr. Supernaw will be offering a principal’s math challenge to be announced later.
Let’s make this year end with a glorious finish!
WYNONA FIRE DEPARTMENT TO START TESTING FIREPLUGS
The Wynona Fire Department and Utility Department are beginning to test fire hydrants. This may cause low water pressure or possible discolored water, so Wynonans are advised to be alert. This is an annual event and is necessary to discern which hydrants work and possibly repairing others.
VETERAN REPRESENTATIVE AT WYNONA TOWN HALL
Just a reminder that Lee Webb is still coming to the Town Hall from 11:30 until 12:30 on Fridays to help veterans with their benefits. This is a great opportunity for veterans. Veterans are reminded they can use their tax exempt card from the state to exempt taxes on their phone bills. Just contact your telephone provider for more details.
WYNONA FOUNDERS DAY
Everyone is encouraged to attend and make plans for a fun-filled Founders Day on Saturday, June 8. We also need businesses and individuals to plan on having a float in the parade. We are having an auction and taking donations for good, usable merchandise. We also are getting some pretty big boasting from Grillmasters, challenging people to come out and try to out grill them.
It will be a fun and exciting day with so much fun packed in and everyone should be involved.
People should also be planning and making their box cars if they are going to be in the races.
The kid’s games will be earlier in the day than in the past to keep the turtles fresh and at their running best!
The lunch will be provided once again by the famous Wild Country Meats in Hominy for $7 per plate. A hot dog eating contest is also in the plans.
We still need large red plastic coffee cans for the Little Mr and Miss Wynona contestants. Please bring your coffee cans to Town Hall. Tell your friends and neighbors, and plan to come to our fun-filled Founders Day!
Wynonans are sad at the loss of Rick Robinson, son of Rick and Carol Robinson and brother to Christi Kelley. Rick passed away on Saturday, May 11. He was a good friend to all who knew him and we will all remember his smile and musical talents. Wynonans offer their condolences to all the friends and family.