Schools preparing for annual Christmas band performance


The Christmas concert for elementary school children in pre-kindergarten through fourth grade will be Thursday, Dec. 21, at 7 p.m. The concert will be at the Iola Elementary school gym. Students are encouraged to wear their “Christmas best.” This concert is adorable and the kids work so hard to learn the songs and dance moves. I highly recommend this concert. It can put even the biggest scrooge in the mood for the holidays.

The Christmas band concert will be Dec. 14 at the high school gym from 7-9 p.m. This event has kids from fifth grade all the way to high school playing cheery Christmas songs. It is a great way to see the progress and work the kids are putting in band and the great things they are learning.

•Congratulations to all the junior high UIL participants. They competed in Normangee last week and placed very well.

Congratulations to the volleyball players who placed in volleyball all district and all state. The Lady Bulldogs worked extremely hard on both the court and in the classroom.

•There will be an elementary parent’s night out on Dec. 16 from 5:45-11 p.m. Parents Night Out will be hosted by the Student Council. This is for elementary-aged children and will take place in the High school gym, cafeteria, food lab and Mrs. Smith’s room. For more information, please contact a Student Council member or Mrs. Smith at

•Junior varsity and varsity girls’ basketball will play in Mumford on Dec. 16 at 4 p.m.

Junior varsity and varsity boys’ basketball will place against Hearne on Dec. 16 at 5 p.m.

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