Students in third through sixth grade were invited by the Jackson American Legion to write an original Americanism Essay for the Legion Auxiliary’s annual contest last April. The 2016 essay theme was: “In Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural address, he promised, “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan,” by serving and honoring the men and women who are . . .
Ponca Elementary Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth graders have experienced the process of campaigning and the election process to become student council representatives. Students made campaign posters after filling out permission forms to run for student council representative. A general election was held after the candidates gave a campaign speech to their classmates telling why they would be the person to elect to be the classroom . . .
September 8th and 9th the community of Ponca celebrated National Day of Service by packaging meals for the people of Haiti. With the help of Salem Lutheran Church the community raised approximately $8400 so that food items could be purchased for packaging. Community members packaged food on Thursday, Sept. 8th and then Ponca School students in grades 7-12 packaged on Friday, Sept. 9th. 71,000 meals (rice and . . .