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There will be NO SCHOOL on Wednesday, November 26, due to a Teacher Work Day. Thanksgiving Break will be on Thursday & Friday of this week - enjoy!!
 
Wood River Rural Schools Announcements
 Parents of students in grades K-8, if you haven't done so already, please take a minute to fill out this survey by clicking here. 
On Monday, November 24, the One Act Play performers will travel to Ravenna for Conference. The Order of Performances for that day is as follows:
 
Kearney Catholic
Doniphan-Trumbull
Loup City
Ord
AdamsCentral
Gibbon
Centura
Ravenna
Wood River (approximately 4:10)
St. Paul
ATTENTION HOOPSTERS!!   It is that time of the year again - time to sign up for the Wood River Youth Basketball League.  The 4th, 5th, and 6th grade boys and girls from the Wood River area are going to again participate in a basketball league with other youth from the some of the following communities:  Shelton, Gibbon, Centura, St. Paul, Ravenna, Loup City, and Grand Island.  Games will be played on Saturdays during the months of January and February, traveling to the above listed towns.  The cost for your child to participate is only $15.00, which covers the cost of referees.  Game jerseys will be ordered by coaches if needed at the cost of $25.00.  Registration deadline is Friday, November 28, 2014.  Games will start on January 3rd.  Click here for the sign up sheet and all the details!
Looking forward to some sounds of the season?  On Tuesday, December 2, grades K-2 will be having their holiday concert; they will begin at 7:00pm in the High School Theater.
Wood River Middle School Student Council will be sponsoring a Dodgeball tournament for the middle school on December 2nd from 6:30-7:30pm.  We will be having Pizza in the commons area at 6:30 then divide up into teams and have a tournament!!  The cost for the pizza is $2.00.   Please bring your own drink.  Sign up with Mr. Smith or with Mrs. Heise by December 1st.  If you have any questions, ask Mrs. Heise.
Join Mike Mennard and the Mighty Magic Pants for a special Christmas show at the High School Theater on Thursday, December 4!!  The show will begin at 6:30pm, and all are welcome.  Admission is only a suggested donation for the Wood River Food Pantry!  The Mighty Magic Pants is a fully interactive music group for children. This fresh musical ensemble combines harmonies, poetry, humor and optimism meant to entertain and delight families. Mike Mennard is an award-winning recording artist and veteran to the children’s market.  Treat your kids and grandkids to a super show!  Brought to you by the Elementary Student Council.
 

The Music Department would like to announce some changes to the Winter Concert dates.  Please see below for the updated information.  Click here for all information pertaining to the Winter Concert.

December 9 - Tuesday (Changed from December 2nd)
                       *3-5 Vocal/Band Concert - 6:00pm
                       *HS/MS - Vocal Concert at 7:00pm

December 16 - Tuesday (Changed from December 9th)
                      *HS/MS - Band Concert at 7:00pm

The Post Prom Committee will be hosting a Sloppy Joe Feed on Thursday, December 11, during the St. Paul basketball games.

The Grand Island Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition Presents Strengthening Families!  Strengthening Families is a FREE 7 week program, held 2 times a week from, 5:30-8:00pm. This session will go from January 12th-February 26th.  The program takes a "whole family" approach that helps parents and teens develop trust and mutual respect. Click here for all of the details.

As the weather is getting colder, please send your children to school with a coat. Elementary students go outside for recess whenever possible, if the temperature is above 20 degrees, or wind chill is above zero, and it is not raining or snowing.
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.
  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.
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!!

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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