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Wood River Rural Schools Announcements
The marching band heads to Kearney on Saturday morning to perform in the UNK band day parade. The parade starts at 10:00 am near the Museum of Nebraska Art. See the parade route below. Head over if you can, and enjoy some good music!
The Music Department is working to create many opportunities for students to be a part of extracurricular activities to enrich their schooling experience, their music experience and their lives. In order to help compensate for this, the Music Department is needing to raise funds by working some concession stands of JH & JV games. If you or your child could please help in the concession stand during any of these events (beginning Sept 15), it would be greatly appreciated. Click here to download the sign up form, and to view all of the details.  You can also email sdaws@wrrsd.org or bwiebebrown@wrrsd.org to sign up. We really appreciate your help and the students will be benefitting greatly from your efforts!

Sharing the Wood River Elementary School Weekly Newsletter:  Beginning Friday, September 19, we will begin sending the newsletter to families electronically by email. If you would like to receive a newsletter hard copy please let the school know at 308-­583­-2525 or by emailing Mrs. Dibbern at ldibbern@wrrsd.org.

Congratulations to the following students for being elected to the Wood River Elementary School Student Council for the 2014-­2015 school year: 3rd Grade: ­ Jersey Allan, Johnny Canfield, Izzy Dubbs, Josh Luehr, Taeya Mattly, Sara Philmalee, Jayden Schofield, and Taylon Wagoner; 4th Grade: ­ Tiffany Bushhousen, Breanna Engelker, Emily Evans, Caleb Paulk, Maddison Price, Alex Real, Mariah Soto, Trenton Turek, Dakota VanWinkle, and Gracie Wagoner; 5th Grade: ­ Dylan Ancheta, Anthony Garcia, Ellie Gideon, Jenna Rauert, Bennett Rowe, Caden Sorgenfrei, Logan Turek, and Lauryn Zessin. Student Council officer speeches and elections will be held on Friday, September 19.

It’s time for a “Pink Out!”  The Post Prom Committee is selling t-shirts that can be worn to Pink Out events.  Wear your shirt to the Softball game, October 6; Cross Country Meet, October 7; Football Game, October 17; and the Volleyball game, October 23.  All proceeds from the sale of the t-shirts will benefit the Grace Foundation.  The Grace Foundation was born from the need and desire to help local cancer patients and their families in their fight with this deadly disease.  Show your support for local families who have been affected by cancer.  T-shirt orders will be accepted through Monday, September 22.  Pick up an order form from the school office, or click here to download one with a shirt sample.    
Schedule changes for upcoming softball games:
- JV Games vs. GISH on Monday, September 22 have been moved from the GISH fields to the Vets Softball Complex by Eagle Scout Lake.  The game times are now 5:00/6:30.
- GINW JV/Var Double Header has been rescheduled for Tuesday, September 30th.  Games will be at George Park and are 5:00/6:30
Attention Seniors! Below is a list of colleges who are coming to visit YOU!  Be sure to check back often, as more will be added to the list.             
              Sept 24th - Southeast Community College
              September 25th Creighton - Mary Lanning Campus - College of Nursing
              September 29th - Northeast Community College
              October 2nd - Doane
              November 12th - Fort Hayes
The softball triangular that was postponed on September 9 will be replayed on Thursday, September 25. The game times will remain the same, and games will still be played in Doniphan.  This will also be parent's night; announcements will be made before the 7:00pm game.
               GICC  vs Blue Hill        4:00
               Blue Hill vs Adams Central   5:30
               GICC vs Adams Central    7:00
The High School Student Council is once again selling apparel!  Click here for the link to view the items being sold this year.  Our sale code is: EAGLES1415  If you would like to pay by check, please contact Mrs. Hirchert at the High School, otherwise you may order all clothing on-line with a credit card. All orders must be placed by Sunday, September 28; items will be delivered in October.
The volleyball team will be playing in the St. Cecilia Tournament on Tuesday, September 30 and Thursday, October 1.  Click here to view the tournament schedule.
The next Post Prom meeting will be Wednesday, October 1, at 7:00pm, in the Wood River High school commons area. 
Strengthening Families 12-16 starts October 6th!  This series will be held on Mondays and Thursdays, beginning October 6th, and will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1515 South Harrison St. in Grand Island.  This is a 7 week course and it meets 2 times a week.  Time for each session: 5:30-8:00 p.m.  This program is designed for parents and their children ages 12-16.  Free child care will be provided for children under the age of 12.  The Strengthening Families Program includes a free meal, as well as the educational programming for parents and youth.  This program includes 7 weeks/two times a week for 2 1/2 hour sessions, and we request that you attend all sessions.  Participants will only be allowed to miss a maximum of 3 sessions. Please click here to view the flyer and registration form.  All participants must pre-register.  This program is offered by the Grand Island Substance Abuse Coalition. 
 
We are in need of line judges for Jr High Volleyball home games. The games are on Mondays, and begin at 4:30. If you, or someone you know is interested, please contact Mr. Dunn at 583-2249 or jdunn@wrrsd.org. Thank you!
The Cross Country team has shirts that were left from the Fun Run in August. They are selling them for $10 each; if you are interested, please contact Mrs. Wiseman.  Click here to view the shirt design.
The basketball team will be selling several spirit wear items throughout the year.  Stop by and see them at home football & volleyball games to purchase your hats, scarves, and ear warmers!  Click here to view  samples and the order form.
Interested in owning a Kimball Organ? Here's one for FREE! You move it, you keep it! 
Contact: Lou Ann Heermann at 308-384-9301 in Alda.  Click here to view a picture of the organ.
From the School Nurse...Now is the time of year that illness becomes more active.  I would like to remind all parents and students of our School Health Policy regarding fever and/or vomiting.  The policy states that the child is not to return to school until they are fever free and/or not vomiting for a 24 hour period.  Their temperature should be normal without the aid of Tylenol or Motrin for that 24 hour period.
The 2014-2015 yearbook is now on sale.  When you buy your student a yearbook, you are buying a product that will be treasured today, and for years to come.  This invaluable keepsake will sell for $50.00, but we're selling the first 40 books for $40.00.  Don't miss out on this sale!  Buy now with any yearbook staff member, Mrs. Adelman, or by using the link below. 
 
                           Buy a Yearbook
  Want another way to show your school spirit?  You're in luck...the PTO is selling Eagle flags and lunch totes this fall.  Lunch totes are $10 each.  Flags are $15 each, and would look great at your home or business!  Flags can be purchased at home volleyball and football games, in person with Brenda Codner at the High School, or by returning the attached order form to either of the school offices. Click here to view the order form and a sample of the designs.
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM | A NEW WAY PROJECT You’ll find a Wood River Yearbook Staff Member at nearly every school event and activity. Each school year, they capture over 14,000 photographs featuring our students.  This year, they’d like to share them with you!  Click here to view and purchase Yearbook Staff photographs through SmugMug.
 
Thanks to Jim Skeen, Wood River fans are again able to watch games via online streaming video. Click here for the link to watch live games, or replay past events. Go Eagles!!

MIDDLE SCHOOL FUNDRAISER - Attention Wood River patrons!  Thanks for your efforts in helping with the collection of box tops and bar codes.  You were able to make a difference in providing additional learning experiences for our Middle School students.  We are asking again for your help and support.  We will be sending in Box Tops for Education at the end of October, so if you have anything collected over the summer, make sure you get it to Mrs. Mead or the office.  Thanks for your help.  You do make a difference!!  The following items listed are what we are collecting this year, which can be turned in for money or educational equipment.

1.     General Mills Box Tops for Education

2.     Best Choice bar codes

3.     Tyson Foods Project A+ Label

4.     Land O Lakes milk, chocolate milk, and orange juice gallon caps with the “Save Five for Schools” sticker on it

5.     Campbell Soup (bar code and Campbell Soup Kid)

Wood River’s School Improvement Goal: 
All students will demonstrate an increase in reading proficiency in grades K-12. 
To accomplish our goal, all students will increase vocabulary knowledge in all curricular areas.
 

The Wood River Rural School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs, activities or employment practices.  Anyone having questions regarding compliance with Title VI, Title IX, or Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 504 may contact the Superintendent of Schools.

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