Queen Abbie Hrouda and King Cole Jackson will reign over the homecoming festivities all week! Homecoming week runs from Monday, September 26, through Friday, September 30. Students in grades 7-12 are eligible to dress in appropriate costumes during the week as part of the spirit competition. On Tuesday, September 27, the cheerleaders will host a volleyball, softball, and cross country pep rally at 2:30 PM at the school. Later that evening, at 5:00 PM, the JV softball team will play Wisner-Pilger at our Sports Complex, with our varsity girls’ softball team to follow. At 5:15 PM, our varsity volleyball team will play in a triangular at home. Student Council will sell “Apple With the Works” during the volleyball games. The public is invited to attend.
At 4 PM on Thursday, September 29, the varsity cross country team will run at South Sioux City (Covington Links Golf Course).
On Friday, September 30, the football team will host West Point Beemer, high school. Royalty will be recognized at halftime of the football game, and the spirit trophy will be awarded to the winning class. Weather permitting, a victory march to the main street is scheduled at 1:15 PM that day. The march will stop at the intersection of 3rd and East street near Bank of Dixon County. A football pep rally will follow the march. The public is invited to bring lawn chairs and gather near the bank to watch. After the rally, the 7-12 grade students will participate in a dodgeball competition at the high school. (In case of inclement weather, there will be no victory march, and the pep rally will begin at 1:30 PM in the West Gym.) The public is invited to attend.
See the dress-up days below the royal court names.
Chloe O’Dell - daughter of Justin and Tami O’Dell
Gracen Evans - daughter of Troy and Amy Evans
Abbie Hrouda - daughter of Brad and Codi Hrouda
Elli McAfee - daughter of Blake and Rachel McAfee
Tierney Peterson - daughter of Tori Peterson
Skyler Hammerstrom - son of Aaron Hammerstrom and Wendi Hammerstrom
Cole Jackson - son of Ryan and Stacey Jackson
Evan Keller - son of Chris and Jayna Keller
Jackson Addison - son of Ryan and Courtney Addison
Kemper Carlson - son of Amanda Crippen and Jared Carlson, grandson of Mike & Lisa Carlson
Peighton James - daughter of Brian and Aimee James
Zac Heald - son of Chuck and Stacy Heald
Ava Voss - daughter of Brandon and Brooke Voss
Zain Stark - son of Andy and Kayla Stark
Addyson Chytka - daughter of Mark and Laci Chytka
Jacob Claypool - son of John and Heather Claypool
Laken Pfister - daughter of Kory and Abby Pfister
Brooks Kephart - son of Cliff and Kylee Kephart
Briah Bennett - daughter of Josh and Sam Bennett
Avery Newton - son of Tyler Newton and Kalynn Palmisano
Em-Cee for Coronation: Mr. Andy Stark
The dress-up days are based on Netflix series and characters and are as follows:
Dress-up days include:
Monday: Adam Sandler Day
Tuesday: Stranger Things (80s)
Wednesday: The Office (Business Attire)
Thursday: Outer Banks (10th-12th grade: Pogues/Beachy) (7th-9th grade: Kooks/Country Club)
Friday: Class color/ Blue and White
Seniors - Black
Juniors - White
Sophomores - Purple
Freshmen - Pink
8th - Green
7th - Red
Elementary - Blue
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 representative on the student council.
The representatives met Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022 from 3:40 to 5:30 for training. Their first meeting was conducted using parliamentary procedure and they elected four people to the offices of president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer. Parents, community members and school staff attended the installation ceremony held in Mrs. Stewart’s room at 5:30. The following students are the 2022-2023 student council representatives with officers designated:
Aubree McGhee-Vice President
Mr. Webb -6th
Please apply for the free or reduced priced lunches as the school receives Federal and State reimbursement funds for every meal served. The main components of receiving free or reduced priced lunches are based on family income and the number of total family members living in the household. Every family should fill out the form to find out if they meet the necessary qualifications. Please know that all information is kept confidential and only used for the purpose of determining qualification for free or reduced lunch. There is nothing embarrassing about applying for free or reduced priced lunches. When your child enters their lunch account number on the lunch computer, there is NO indication of the payment status.
ALL Free or Reduced priced lunch information is kept strictly CONFIDENTIAL.
Lunch accounts are set up as individual accounts for each of your children. DID YOU KNOW YOU CAN PAY ONLINE!!!!! Ponca Public School District is happy to be partnered with e~Funds for Schools so that parents have the ability to pay online. First time users need to register their information. A step by step handout will be provided at the Back to School Night, Tuesday, August 9th. If you have problems, you can contact Mrs. Kristie Hayes at firstname.lastname@example.org.