Friday Night, November 5, at Apache
Minco's Bulldog football team will travel to Apache for the first play-off game of the 2018 season! The game will kick off at 7:30. Follow the Bulldogs to Apache and cheer them on to victory!
Now through Thursday, November 15
BPA is sponsoring their annual food drive at Minco Schools. This year's drive will be a class competition in the elementary. The winning class will receive a pizza party! Students may bring non-perishable food to donate. The winning class will be decided by the weight of the food donated. All food will be donated to Judy's Kitchen--right here in Minco!
The food drive starts NOW through Thursday, November 15.
Thank you for lending a helping hand to those less fortunate in our community!
Be thankful, Bulldogs!
Friday, November 16
Minco Schools' annual Grandparents Day will be held on Friday, November 16. Students may invite their grandparents to enjoy a delicious turkey dinner in the cafeteria. Check with your child or in the school office for the best time to dine with your grandchild.
Bulldogs love grandparents!
Serving up smiles & delicious meals!
Keystone Food Services has a job opening at Minco Schools! If you'd like to serve up smiles and delicious meals for the hungry bulldogs at Minco Schools, this job is for you! Contact Kevin or Kerry from Keystone at 405-612-9932.
By Kevin Sims, Superintendent of Minco Schools
For five years, schools across the state have been working with the reading sufficiency laws that mandate a child reads at the third grade level by the end of the third grade year. This is showing proficiency on the third grade state ELA/READING test. If a student does not meet the criteria for promotion there are 6 good cause exemptions for promotion. They are as follows:
These are the six good cause promotions.
There is also a probationary promotion that if so voted on by a committee comprised of the teachers, principal and parents. If the committee does not promote, the parents may file an appeal with the board of education. The school board’s decision is final.
The solution to your child passing the third grade reading test does not start in the third grade. It starts very early. Parents need to read to their young children daily. Not only does it help the child’s vocabulary, it also strengthens the bond between parent and child. If you have non-school aged children, I urge you to read to them daily. Read with them daily. It does wonders for your children.
As your children enter school it is ever important to read to them and let them read to you as they learn to read. Each week your child will have readers, library books, and other reading materials. Spend fifteen to twenty minutes a day working your child to help them become better readers and comprehenders of what is read. There is no substitute for reading.
All of this reading work can’t wait until the third grade. It must start before a child is in school. It continues on throughout summers, Christmas breaks, and every year prior to the third grade. This issue is not a third grade issue. It's a progression of early school years that lead up to this test. Please keep the communication lines going with your child’s teachers. They can assist and help you as they instruct your children. With hard work, discipline, and daily reading your child will have success.
Download a menu/weekly newsletter
Go to "Lunch Menu" at the bottom of the webpage. You can download a copy of the latest school newsletter which contains the lunch menu. Eat up, Bulldogs!