Week of Apr. 17 briefs

Frenship students excel at UIL regionals

Frenship High School had three students qualify for state at the UIL Academic Regional Competition in Dallas in their respective categories.

Josh Kennon (Computer Applications) finished third, Mackenzie Boyd (Editorial Writing) finished second and Lauren Steele (Lincoln-Dougle Debate) posted a second-place finish and will advance to the state competition at the University of Texas in Austin.

Frenship’s Riki Sampson finished fourth in Number Sense and will serve as an alternate.

FISD makes change to release schedule

The Frenship Independent School District added an early release day for all it campuses on May 25, which is the last day of instruction for the school year.

All campuses will release two hours earlier. This change will not impact the final exam schedule at Frenship High School and Reese Education Center.

According to information released by the school district, House Bill 2610, passed by the 84th Texas Legislature, requires districts to provide at least 75,600 minutes of instruction, including intermissions and recess. FISD had additional minutes in the 2016-17 calendar in case of unexpected weather delays.

The threat of inclement weather is minimal during the next six weeks; therefore, FISD is adding the early release.

FHS to host blood drive Thursday

Frenship High School will host a community blood drive Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the student center.

The following requirements must be met to donate: Must be at least 16 years old (16- and 17-year-olds must have a permission slip);

Must bring a photo ID;

Must meet minimum weight requirements PLUS five pounds;

Must be healthy with no recent surgeries, blood diseases or high temperature.

Summer of Reading slated to return

The city of Wolfforth Library returns its Summer of Reading program this year.

The program will kick off on May 25 with a “Story Walk” for participants to stay active and read while walking on a safe course.

The event, which is themed “Build a Better World,” also returns its reading competition. Readers compete by grade level and log reading information during library hours as a part of the summer reading contest.

This year’s theme focuses on community involvement, good citizenship, building and construction.
Although not all events have been announced, the library has made plans to host Jolynn Payne from Rocking Paw Dog Training and Kennel Suites as she presents a program titled “Pup Patrol” to teach community children about dog bite prevention and pet ownership.The library also returns its 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten event.

Every Friday, the library is slated to show a family-friendly movie at noon and a storytime reading every Wednesday at 10 a.m.

At the end of the contest, after all winners are announced by grade level, a Star Reader is chosen.

For more details or to sign up, call the library at (806) 855-4150.

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