Summer is coming to a close


School starts in two weeks. I hope everyone had a wonderful summer. I am looking forward to what is to come in the 2017-2018 school year. Every day is a great day to be a Bulldog.

•I would like to thank all who put in such hard work to make Midnight Madness happen. There was a large turn out Sunday night. The 7-on-7 games were a blast to watch. I saw many participating in the dummy rope. The kids loved the shaved ice. The food was delicious and drinks provided by the cheerleaders were refreshing.

One of the big reasons I moved to Iola was for a sense of community. You could feel it last night. The free face painting was awesome and so fun to see the kids running around with the cute designs on their faces. The cheerleaders did an awesome job leading the crowd. I loved seeing our small town come together to support the football team. This season is going to be amazing.

•Senior Shindig is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 14, from 1-3 p.m. at the High School.

•Meet the teacher night for Iola Elementary will be Aug. 17 from 6-7:30 p.m. This will be an opportunity for you and your children to meet your teachers, visit the classroom and drop off school supplies. This is a come-and-go event.

•Junior high and high school schedule pick-up will be Aug. 9. Junior high will be from 8:30-10 a.m. and high school is from 10:30 a.m.-noon.

•Returning student online registration will open on Aug. 11. The online registration allows parents to simply update the contact information and required forms from year to year, rather than fill out all the paper work that is sent home the first day of school. We will be opening the elementary computer lab on Aug. 14 from 4-6 p.m. for anyone who needs assistance or would like to register on campus. New students may register now. Please contact the appropriate campus office with ant questions.

•Junior varsity and varsity volleyball will have a tournament in Fairfield starting Aug. 10 through Aug. 12.

If there are any upcoming events or items, you wish to be seen in the article please call (979) 402-0947 or email The deadline for submitting an event or announcement is Wednesday at noon.