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The Jr High Boys basketball team will be participating in the Westridge Tournament this week in Grand Island.  The team will be playing in the finals on Thursday at 6:30pm.  Click here for the full tournament schedule.

“Salute to the Seuss 2015”  The week of March 2nd-6th, Wood River Elementary will be celebrating Read Across America with the following school-wide activities!           

 Monday 2nd~We Pledge to Read: We will kick off the week with an assembly in the gym.  Then, beginning at 9:00 and every hour until 3:00, two students will be drawn in grades PreK-5th to win a Dr. Seuss book and prize.    

Tuesday 3rd~Grinchiest Green:  Wear Green!  We will also be decorating the Grinch with hearts filled with acts of kindness.

Wacky~Wednesday 4th:  Wear Wacky Clothes!  Students will also go on a scavenger hunt to find 10 “wacky” things around the school.  

Thursday 5th~Foxiest Socks:  Wear Your Foxiest Socks!  Come to the foxiest sock hop in the gym beginning at 2:45.

Friday 6th~Happy Birthday to You Dr. Seuss!:  Wear Red and White!  Everyone will enjoy a birthday cookie.

Image result for free books clip artDuring the week of March 2-6, the Elementary students will also be doing a Book Exchange during Read Across America week.  This is how it works...

  1. Students are encouraged to bring a gently used book from home that they own to school and exchange it for another book of choice.  

  2. Students will bring the book to the gym on Tuesday and Wednesday morning (books will be placed on the west bleachers and supervised by Mrs. Boshart and Mrs. Martin)

  3. Students will be able to choose a book (even if they didn’t bring one to exchange) on Wednesday during school or before school on Thursday and Friday.  

  4. Students will only be allowed to exchange one time.  

Parents:  We are asking that each child only donate one book to the exchange but if you have more books you would like to donate to the book exchange please bring them to the library before school on Tuesday or Wednesday or after school on Monday or Tuesday.  If you have any questions please email Mrs. Martin nmartin@wrrsd.org or  Mrs. Boshart  tboshart@wrrsd.org.

Image result for wood river vision 20/20 Attention Vision 20/20 Supporters!  The City of Wood River invites the residents of Wood River to participate in a series of Community “Planning Listening Sessions” to discuss a variety of subjects including, but not limited to, community and economic development, land use, public facilities, housing and pertinent Community needs during the next 10 years.  The Listening Sessions will be held on Thursday, March 5th, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Wood River Community Center, 108 W 10th Street.  Planning Listening Session attendees will also have the opportunity to tour the new community center, enjoy light refreshments, and complete three separate surveys if they haven’t done so already, including a “Workforce Housing Needs Survey,” a “Continuum of Care for Elderly Persons Household Survey” and a “Home Improvement Survey”.  Click here for all of the details!
Mark your calendars!  The Reading Café @ Wood River Elementary will be March 19th from 6:30-7:30. The menu includes books, books and more books. At each classroom, Café guests will be treated to a menu of books that students can read to them. Everyone is welcome, come enjoy a night of reading fun!
It's that time again....time for summer baseball & softball team sign-ups!  The Wood River Ball Association is now accepting registrations for teams this summer.  Sign-up for this summer program begins immediately and runs through Friday, March 20th.  Completion of the permission form, along with a $50.00 entry fee per player, must be received no later than March 20, 2015.  The entry fee this year includes a  skills clinic for all players.  The Ball Association is an entirely volunteer program and we need volunteers, coaches, and workers to continue to make this program grow.  If you have questions or concerns, you can contact the Wood River Ball Association Board Members at wrballassoc@yahoo.comClick here for the registration form.
Image result for free dollar sign clip artEvery high school student and teacher in Nebraska is invited to compete in the FinanceChallenge. Teachers can create as many student teams as they'd like, and the Nebraska Council on Economic Education will pay all registration and participation fees.  The FinanceChallenge ONLINE! is a great way to flex your intellectual muscle and participate with students from across Nebraska in an exciting and fun competition.  Click here for all of the details!
Image result for free survey clip art The City of Wood River, in cooperation with the South Central Economic Development District (SCEDD), is preparing an Owner-Occupied (housing) Rehabilitation Grant application. If the City is awarded the grant, funds would be used to assist homeowners in the community with necessary home improvements, including interior improvements, structural repairs, home modernization and energy conservation and weatherproofing. Your input will greatly assist the community and SCEDD in obtaining funding for housing rehabilitation in the community.  Click here for all of the details relating to the grant.  Please take a moment to click here and complete the attached survey.

Image result for free feedback clip art The City of Wood River is also in the process of updating its 15 year Comprehensive Plan.  This includes the preparation of a Community Housing Study with Strategies for Affordable Housing, being conducted by the City, under the direction of the Wood River Area Economic & Housing Development Corporation. The Housing Study process includes the distribution of three important housing surveys to Wood River residents as part of a comprehensive citizen participation program.  Click here for more information on the surveys being distributed in the community.
New Generation Show Choir Competition Schedules are now available!  New Generation Show Choir is off the ground running, and this semester is going to be full of performances. The first two are attached- click here to view. Please come out and support our hard-working, ever-talented students! -And cheer LOUDLY!
From the Music Department:  Hello Annie Cast...here is some important information! Please print and keep available. The Schedule is very tight - so we need everyone to be at the appropriate rehearsals. There isn't time for going through things multiple times, so this is very important!  If you cannot make a rehearsal, you NEED to let the directors know as soon as possible and email them why you weren't able to be there. (sdaws@wrrsd.org or bwiebebrown@wrrsd.org) All rehearsal absences should be at a very minimum, and only if absolutely necessary. This show will only be a success if everyone is on board.  Click here for the rehearsal schedule and click here for the Scene & Song details.
Image result for free driver ed clip art INTERESTED IN TAKING A DRIVER EDUCATION CLASS?   WOOD RIVER SCHOOLS WILL ONCE AGAIN PROVIDE A DRIVER EDUCATION CLASS AT THE SCHOOL June 15 to June 19th.  In order to register for this class through  the Nebraska Safety Center, students must have a learner’s permit or a school permit (age 14), a school permit (age 14 and 2 months), or a learner’s permit (age 15 or older).   Visit with your parents about this opportunity.  A sign up sheet will be at the front office.  Cost to take this class is $315.00.
The Jr High Boys Basketball season is now underway! A practice & game schedule is now available to help keep you up to date on what's going on for the team.- click here to download.
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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