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Mustang Monitor: October 12

Normalcy greetings; or at least as close as we get!

Great work and production last week for a wonderful celebration of Homecoming! And it took a lot of work. Congrats and THANK YOU to the Student Council (and Matron d’Charge, Melissa Leverett) for their leadership and ownership of the festivities. It was good fun and a chance for the students to demonstrate their spirit with outstanding participation in the dress up days, pep rally and game events. Congratulations to the 2014 Queen, Savannah Stripling! A special thanks to the cheerleaders, faithful student section and die-hard fans who endured the dampness and delay to remain to the very end of Friday’s event. You are MOST appreciated for your devotion!

A relatively slow yet important week coming up. Some of the highlights:
8th and 9th grade volleyball closes their season with conference games and the conference tournament on Saturday. Tournament game times will be addressed in the Monitor update.
Varsity volleyball charges boldly to the end of their season. Two home games (Thursday will be Senior Night) in anticipation of their district tournament next week at Southside Batesville. More on that later too.
Allie Weiner will compete in the AWGA’s Overall Golf Tournament on Thursday. The event will be played at the Pleasant Valley Country Club.

Last and far from least – With the grading period ending and reports cards available, parents are invited to schedule Conferences with Teachers on Friday. To facilitate this opportunity; NO STUDENTS ON FRIDAY. Please contact the teachers ahead of time to set a conference appointment. Routine hours will be between 8:00 am and about 3:30 pm. Scheduling is important to minimize your wait and most teachers will have appointments scheduled and will not be able to break their schedule for an impromptu visit. You may use your RenWeb access or contact via email; addresses are at

2-4A Conference football action continues with the Mustangs traveling to Southside High School in Batesville. The school is on the south side (Imagine that?) of town, before the hill to the river, on the left. If we have any specific fan instructions, I’ll pass on later in the week. Google says 1:27 of travel time from school to school. Google is color blind to orange; therefore allow a bit of extra time. Great eats in Searcy, Bald Knob and Batesville if time allows. The forecast appears to be a bit more promising than last week.

Thinking ahead; the fall version of the Cookie Sale will begin Wednesday, the 22nd, of next week. High school band and choir members will be offering cookies for purchase for all your holiday baking and celebration needs. Be prepared for these opportunities as the sale will close October 30 with delivery no later than November 19. Thank you for your support!

That briefly wraps up some details for the coming days. Hang in there, be well and be here Friday for some conferences. Come on out even if it’s all good. The teachers like to hear good things too!! In the meantime, give us a shout if we may be of help to you or yours.

Doug Killgore, CMAA