April 23-27, 2018
Minco Schools will host Dog Days, April 23-27! This week and its events will focus on kindness. The week is in memory of Sara Wittrock and will feature activities that were close to her heart. High School students are signing up to be Bulldog Buddies. Bulldog Buddies will spend time next week doing several activities with elementary students. Here's a brief look at the week.
Monday: Bulldog Buddies will spend time reading with elementary students.
Tuesday: High School students will enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast for only $3, sponsored by FCCLA.
Wednesday: Bulldog Buddies will greet elementary students as they arrive at school. Minco students will have the opportunity to help with an organized volunteer project after school.
Thursday: Elementary students will enjoy lunch with their Bulldog Buddies.
Friday: Fun Run! Elementary students may sign up to participate in the Dog Days Run Run for a $2 donation/registration. Bulldog Buddies will volunteer at the Fun Run and encourage the runners.
Middle School students will have the chance to vote for their favorite legs in the Best Legs Contest! Students will vote with their quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies! May the best legs win!
All money donated this week will benefit the Sara Wittrock Memorial Scholarship.
Be kind, Bulldogs!
Planning for your summer vacation? Minco's summer athletic calendar is currently online! It includes camps and the summer pride schedule for jr. high and high school. Click on the Calendar link at the top of this web page.
Sunday, May 20, 2018
Minco's Quarterback Club will host a golf tournament on Sunday, May 20, 2018, at Crimson Creek Golf Course in El Reno. Click here for an entry form and more information.
The Bulldog Yearbook Staff wants your pictures!
Sadly, we can't be everywhere with a camera, but we know you captured that great shot! Minco's Yearbook Staff wants your pictures for the 2018 Bulldog yearbook! Send your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org, then look for your pictures in the yearbook!
Questions? Contact Melinda Morrison at email@example.com. Thanks for making this yearbook the best one yet! Go Bulldogs!
By Kevin Sims, Superintendent of Minco Schools
To Minco Public Schools, Parents and Community
As you have seen in the news, there is a plan for many school districts to have a work stoppage and a teacher walkout. Funding for education has been slashed over 28% since 2008. Teachers have not seen an increase in base pay in twelve years. Over the last few years, the legislature has refused to work with our lobby in efforts to improve not only teacher salaries but also operational expenses. Public schools have not received textbook money for three years now. Many schools including our district have had to use bond dollars in order to supply learning materials and technology.
Quite frankly, teachers deserve better. It is time for the Oklahoma State Legislature to stand up and help our schools and teachers. Are Minco teachers walking out, and will there be a work stoppage at Minco? These are questions the community is asking.
At this time the Minco Education Association of teachers has elected to go to the capitol in unison on April 2nd, 2018. We will not be in school so our staff can go to the capitol to encourage Oklahoma legislative leaders to come up with a feasible revenue solution to increase funding for public schools. School will resume on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Throughout that week teams of teachers will go to the capitol to advocate for the goal of increased funding for education. At that time our teacher association will meet to determine if more action needs to be taken by our teachers.
Rest assured if our teachers vote for a work stoppage after April 6th, our administration will be in full support of them. We will certainly have a plan for communication with the community, and we will be honest and candid about what is happening. Once again, our teachers have elected not to have a work stoppage at this time, but we also realize the legislature must act to help the situation.
It is the desire of the Minco Board of Education, Administration, and Staff for a solution to be ratified before April 2, 2018. This would prevent disruptions and work stoppages across the state from happening. We encourage you to reach out to our legislative leaders to tell them your personal concerns about the lack of proper funding.
Once again, we will be forthright in transparency and communication with the Minco community and patrons.
Thank you for you understanding, cooperation, and support.
Minco Public School Superintendent
Representative David Perryman: (405) 557-7401
Senator Lonnie Paxton: (405) 521-5537