Are You Royalty?

Do you ride a horse? Have you ever wanted to be a Princess or a Queen? Well this could very well be the perfect opportunity. Every year at the Sheridan County Fair the Sheridan County Ag Society holds a Queen and Princess contest. Age divisions for the contest are 11-15 for princess and 16-23 for queen.  This contest is a one day commitment. You will need to supply your own clothes and horse. This years county fair will be during the last week of July.

There are many rewards of taking part in the Queen and Princess contests. This year also the Ag society is offering a $500 scholarship along with other various items. Some of these items include crowns, belt buckles, hay bags, and jackets.

If you have any question or would like more information contact Stacie Oliver at 308-684-3363 or Phyllis Lindsey at 308-282-2370.

Hunter Safety

Hunter safety will be starting up soon. It will be every Saturday in the month of February. Class will begin at 9a.m. every day and conclude at approximately 12p.m. On the last Saturday students will take a test and if they pass both the written test and the physical test they will then receive their certificate and license. Students are only allowed to miss one class and still pass. Also all students must turn 12 in the year of 2012, in order to receive their license.

For more information contact Rick Schneider at 308-638-7638 or 308-232-4509

Baskets In The Bank

If you can shoot a basketball, you can win free money. Security First Bank is once again donating scholarship money to one lucky HSHS student grades 9-12. Basketball players are also eligible to sign up this time. The student chosen for this will shoot five times. Each made shot is worth $100. To be in the contest you must sign up on the office door before the game on Thursday, February 9. This game will also be parent’s night!

PLAYERS please note that if you are chosen you yourself cannot shoot! You have to choose an audience member that is neither a coach nor a referee to shoot for you.

Mirror Raffle Winners

The winners of the mirrors were Bev Lee and Barb Hankins both of Hay Springs. Also, Austin Reed and Kolten Marx won first and second place cash prizes respectively for the most tickets sold.

Elders’ Wisdom Committee to Form

It’s Never Too Early to Plan! Staff and community members are invited to join the Elders’ Wisdom Committee to discuss and plan this year’s program. The committee will give all interested parties a chance to become stakeholders.

The program is important to the community so it needs to be shared by all. The Video Production class will continue to develop the video, this year being a full-fledged documentary, but there are many other decisions to be made regarding honoree selection and the evening’s program, including entertainment, the meal, dessert, etc. If you want a say, you need to join.

The committee will meet before winter break in order to plan, and then again in the spring before the event to preview the video and make last-minute adjustments. Please email Mrs. Janes at mjanes@panesu.org, drop her a note, or call, if you would like to help steer this year’s Elders’ Wisdom.

Mr. Pummel adds, “This has been a long-standing program for our community to honor our senior citizens.”

Come One, Come All

This semester’s parent-teacher conference will be Thursday, October 27 from 4:15-8:00 p.m. Parents of the middle level and high school students will be able to drop in anytime from 4:15-8:00 p.m. to meet with the teachers. Elementary parents will be receiving a schedule for an appointed time when those teachers will be available to meet. Parent-teacher conference is held twice a year at the end of the first and third quarters. Students are expected to accompany their parents during the conference as they are the ones whom the parents and teachers are discussing. The object of the conference is for parents to meet with the teachers and discuss the progress of their children. This can also help parents to see where their kids might be struggling and may need some extra help. Any parents who will not be able to make it to conferences may schedule to talk with the teachers a week before or after October 27.

Mr. Pummel says, “We look forward to seeing everyone at the conference.”