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Due to Parent/Teacher Conferences...
There will be NO SCHOOL for grades PK-12 on Monday, October 20,
and NO SCHOOL for grades PK-5 ONLY on Tuesday, October 21.
Wood River Rural Schools Announcements

Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences are coming up quickly! Here is the schedule for those days:

  • Middle School/High School Conferences will be from 1:00pm – 8:00 pm on Monday, the 20th only. 
  • Elementary Conferences will be by appointment only from 3:00pm - 8:00pm on Monday, October 20 and Tuesday, October 21. 
There will be NO SCHOOL for grades PK-12 on Monday, October 20, and NO SCHOOL for grades PK-5 ONLY on Tuesday, October 21.
 Parents, Mrs. Hirchert will be offering 2 basic sessions of iPad 101 during Middle and High School Parent Teacher Conferences on Monday in the library October 20th at 6:00pm and 7:00pm.  The purpose of these sessions is to give you a general working knowledge of the iPad and some tips.  Hope to see you there!

Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held at Wood River Elementary School on Monday, October  20, and Tuesday, October 21, from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. by appointment.  Please be watching your email for the scheduling opportunity on-line at signupgenius.com.   The essential foundation of school-community cooperation has always been - and always will be - the parent-school partnership. Nobody knows your child as well as you do. This is why taking part in Parent-Teacher Conferences is one of the most important ways you can help your child succeed in school. 

Here are some tips on how to make the most of your conferences with the teacher:   

  1. Plan the time.  

  1. Ask your child if he or she wants you to discuss something special at the meeting.  

  1. Share home information with the teacher.  

  1. Take a cooperative attitude.  

During Parent/Teacher Conferences, please take time to visit with Mrs. Keeling about your child's progress in reading, Mr. Evans for Physical Education and Health, Mrs. Gewecke for Music, and Mrs. Boshart for Library Skills. There will not be a set scheduled time for parents to meet with them, so come when it is convenient for you. They  look forward to visiting with you.

The Elementary PTO is proud to bring back the Scholastic Book Fair during the week of October 20-24!  The Book Fair will be open on the following days and times:  Monday, 3:00pm-8:00pm; Tuesday, 3:00pm-8:00pm, and Friday, 6:00pm-7:30pm.  If these days and times do not work for you, click here to shop at our school's online store!  Not only is there an expanded selection online, but your order will ship FREE to our school.
Wood River will be hosting a Volleyball Triangular on Thursday, October 23.  Here is the order of games for the night:

5:00 p.m. Wood River vs. St. Paul (V)
6:00 p.m. Gibbon vs St. Paul (V)
6:00 p.m. Gibbon vs. St. Paul (JV) - played in the new gym
7:00 p.m. Wood River vs. Gibbon (V)

It’s time for a “Pink Out!”  Wear your shirt to the Football Game on October 17, and the Volleyball game on 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.
The 2014 Pumpkin Trail Family Night Open House will be on Friday, October 24th from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Please come and travel the Pumpkin Trail and afterwards enjoy some dessert bars. Students and their parents, grandparents, relatives, neighbors are welcome to attend! This family event is being hosted by the Wood River Elementary PTO.  Also, the annual Scholastic Book Fair will be open during this time. If you need some Christmas gifts, this would be a great time to pick out some books.  The kids will be picking out their pumpkins on Thursday, October 16th, and will be bringing them home to decorate.  The pumpkins will need to be returned to school by Friday, October 24th, so that we can prepare for the Pumpkin Trail.  Start thinking of ideas on how to decorate your pumpkin. 
On Saturday, October 25, the Volleyball team will be hosting its annual tournament.  Eagles will play at 10:00am, 12:00pm and 2:00pm.  Click here for the full schedule, and for all of the tournament information. 
On Wednesday, October 29 @ 7:00pm, Grand Island Northwest presents: Parenting in a Digital World, with Karen Haase.  Click here to view the flyer.  Come learn how to:
  • Talk with your kids about Social Media
  • Get involved in your child's online life
  • Place limits on electronic communication
  • Recognize cyberbullying
Enjoy an electrifying, high energy, rock n roll extravaganza featuring America’s premier Buddy Holly interpreter. Billy McGuigan is a dead-ringer for the legendary rocker. Experience all the thrills of a Buddy Holly concert re-imagined with hits such as “Peggy Sue,” “Raining in My Heart,” “It’s So Easy” and “That’ll be the Day.” Go back in time and enjoy this authentic retro show!  Celebrate Wood River is proud to bring this show to our community on Sunday, November 9 at 7:00pm in the WRHS Theater.  Let's pack the house!!  As always, admission is FREE!  Click here for all of the details.


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.            
             November 12th - Fort Hayes

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 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.
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.
  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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