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Image result for free school supply clip art  Ready to do some back to school shopping?  Here are the suggested class supply lists for our students.  Enjoy the rest of your summer!
Elementary         6th Grade                  Middle School
The 2015-2016 calendars are now available; click below to view.
Preschool               Elementary                MS/HS
Image result for free job opening clip artWood River Rural Schools is currently accepting applications for a cook position. Interested candidates may pick up an application form at the High School, or contact Lora Harders at 308-390-4031. Applications will be taken until the position has been filled. EOE

Come to the Junior Spirit Squad Camp! Sponsored by the Wood River High School Spirit Squad.  Learn a fun filled routine, exciting cheers, get a t-shirt, and perform with the Wood River Spirit Squad at the Fun Fest Parade (AUGUST 15th)!!!  This year we are doing a “beach theme”.  Deadline to receive a shirt is Tuesday July 28th.  Click here for the registration form.

Image result for free science camp clip artThe Wood River Elementary PTO is excited to announce that it is once again sponsoring a science camp this summer for central Nebraska youth entering grades K-8. “Super Force Science Adventure” for grades K-5 will be held Monday, July 27 through Wednesday, July 29 at Wood River High School Theater lobby, due to renovations planned at the Elementary School this summer. Students entering grades K-2 will attend 9 am – 12 pm and grades 3-5 will attend 1 pm – 4 pm. Back by popular demand, the Middle School camp for youth entering grades 6-8 will be held at Wood River High School on Thursday, July 30th and Friday, July 31st from 1:00pm – 4:30pm.


There is a $35 registration fee for students who wish to participate in either camp. Partial and full scholarships to cover that fee are available if needed. This camp is open to any children entering grades K-8 for the 2015-16 school year regardless of where they live. Carpooling is available to/from Alda.

    MS Camp registration form                                      Elementary Camp registration form

Image result for free football camp clip artCoach Fehringer will be holding youth football camps this summer.  Those entering grades 7 & 8, a camp will be held Monday, July 27th - Friday, July 31st, from 8:30am–10:30am.
http://www.clker.com/cliparts/R/2/p/r/l/6/yellow-softball-md.png ELITE Softball Clinics and 2016 Registration Dates


Want to join ELITE Softball for the 2016 season? Go to one of our four FREE Softball clinics and sign up, its that easy. ELITE Softball does not have "Tryouts" and no one will be "Cut". If you want to learn and play competitive softball then we will not refuse you that opportunity. The ELITE Softball Clinics are free and you only need to attend one of the four clinics. Clinics are run by current ELITE Softball Coaches. Athletes will participate in several drills and stations in hitting, bunting, infield, outfield, pitching and catching. Even if you do not plan on playing ELITE Softball in 2016, you are still welcome to participate in these FREE Softball Clinics. Clinic dates and times are below. If you want more information about the clinics or want to be a part of ELITE Softball in 2016 but will not be able to attend one of the dates then you can contact Brock Culler via email at culler1@q.com or text at 308-370-1408 [Call: 308-370-1408] . You can find registration forms and a lot more information under the "CLINICS" page on our website: http://www.gielitesoftball.com/

Monday, July 27th - Grand Island Ryder Park
Ages 8-11 will be 5:30pm - 6:45pm
Ages 12-14 will be 7:00pm - 8:15pm

Tuesday, July 28th - Grand Island Ryder Park
Ages 15-18 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

School Bus Service Request Form---Please complete by August 1st. Parents wanting bus service provided for their children for the upcoming year must fill this form out. Transportation will be provided to those living beyond 4 miles of the closest attendance center from their residence. Transportation may be provided to those closer than 4 miles pending the capacity of the bus and bus stop designation. You may also call at (308)-583-2249.  Click here to fill out the form.

Mr. Leisher, our new music instructor, is gearing up for the upcoming school year.  He will be having Band Camp during the week of August 3rd, and a Show Choir retreat on August 7 & 8.  Click here for all of the details on these two events!  Click here for a welcome letter to all students.
Image result for free class registration clipart Registration for returning students in grades 6 through 12 will be held on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, August 5th, August 6th or August 7th.  Students should come to the school office anytime between the hours of 8:00 and 4:00 p.m. to pay their registration/activity $25.00 fee and $35.00 iPad fee. Family packets with student schedules and required forms are made available and are provided upon payment of all present and past due fees. See Digital Citizenship Presentation below about waving $35.00 fee.  New student registration at the Middle and High School should be done by appointment.  Call the school (583-2249) to arrange a time to meet with the counselor. 

Image result for free class registration clipartNew elementary students are encouraged to register as soon as possible Monday - Thursday 8am-4pm.  Current elementary students do not have to register.

Image result for free ice cream scoop clipartCome and get the scoop on the Middle School!  6th Grade Orientation is set for Thursday, August 6th at 7:00pm. We're excited to get those new 6th graders prepared for moving up to the middle/high school.  Students will get to meet their teachers, find their lockers, go through their schedule, learn some basics of the middle school, prepare to receive their iPad, and have ice cream.   This should help calm student and parent nerves about moving to the middle/high school.  

Image result for free open house clipart The Elementary Open House will be Wednesday, August 12 at 6:30pm.  Come see the improvements to school and meet your child's teachers and classroom.
Image result for free digital citizenship clipart Parents - come to the Digital Citizenship Presentation on Thursday, August 13, at 6:30pm and save $35 on your child's iPad fee!  A positive online presence is extremely important in today's world.  Karen Haase, the school's attorney, will present strategies to parents and students to safely use the internet and social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Parents attending will have their student's $35.00 iPad fee waived for the year.
Interested in doing the Fun Run at this year's Funfest? It will be held on Saturday, August 15, at 7:30am, and is once again hosted by the WR Cross Country team.  Click here for all of the details!
Image result for free class registration clipart The Wood River Community Learning Center (After School Program) will be at Wood River Elementary, beginning this year, for students in grades K-5.  The program will have a few similarities, but the focus will be experience and literacy based. Currently, partnerships with Rowe Sanctuary, the National Guard, Hall County Extension Office, and the Grand Island Library will have students connect their field trips and experiences to their learning.  The Grand Island Library will also provide programs for Learning Community students and families, to help infuse literacy activities.  Full time program students and family members will be able to check out books from the Grand Island Library, with their FREE library card!  Students will also be getting homework assistance, organized physical activities, and nutritious snacks.  Click here to register your student(s).
Image result for free medication clip artStarting with the 2015 – 2016 school year, we are changing the availability of Acetaminophen (Tylenol) and Ibuprofen (Advil/Motrin). We will no longer have these medications at the school for student use. If your child is in need of these over-the-counter pain meds, you will need to send the medication in the original bottle with your child’s name printed on it. You will also need to download off of the school website or get from the school, a medication release form. This form needs to be signed by you, dated and returned to the school before any medication can be given. If you have any questions, please call Kim Woitaszewski R.N. School Nurse.  Click here for the medication release form.


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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