Grandparent Day is always a highlight for both students and families. On Thu., Sept. 14, Guardian Angel School, Oran, MO, hosted a cookie social for the grandparents of the students in pre-k thru eighth grade. The day began with Mass at Guardian Angel Church. After Mass, everyone gathered at school so that the grandparents and grandchildren could sit together and enjoy cookies, milk, and coffee, as well as conversation. Entertainment was provided by two seventh graders, Traci Hency and Camryn Lynch; two eighth graders, Dalaini Bryant and Logan Dame; and music teacher Geri LeGrant. The group played guitars and sang the song, “Grandpa” by the Judds.
The Kona Ice truck of North Bootheel came from Dexter, MO, to Guardian Angel School, Oran, to serve students shaved ice treats. The visit was made possible by a donation to the school‘s annual dinner auction by the owners, Steve and Casey Williams. The item was purchased by Marty and Cindy Priggel for their granddaughter, Rylie Priggel, a first-grader at Guardian Angel School. She and classmate, Adisyn Seabaugh, adorned leis and grass skirts one day at school and visited classrooms, and invited them to join fellow first-graders for a kid-sized cup of shaved ice. On the afternoon of Wednesday, April 26, the truck pulled up to Guardian Angel School while students in preschool through third grade and their teachers enjoyed flavored shaved ice treats. They were also each given a Hawaiian flowered lei to wear.
On April 27, Oran’s fire chief Jimmy Watkins gave five students a ride to Guardian Angel School, fed them donuts, and arrived back at school to safely usher each of them home. This event was the result of a purchase made by Tracy Mitchell at the school’s annual dinner and auction for her two nephews and sister. The students were provided the full experience as the sirens were utilized, so of course people pulled over for them along the route. Read more
The entire student body and staff looks forward every year to the annual Guardian Angel Dinner Auction. Among the auction items at the February 25 event were Principal of the Day, Secretary of the Day, Teacher of the Day, Cooks of the Day, and a VIP student of the week. The bidding on these items usually goes pretty high. The parents/grandparents of Traci Hency (principal), Camryn Lynch (secretary), John Crippen (teacher), Katie Webb (who chose Kennedi McVay to be her co-cook), and Seth Reed (VIP) were the high bidders this year. On March 29, the substitutes took their positions in their prized spots. Hency, as principal, decreed a dress down and flip flop day and a no homework day. Additionally, students did not have to sit at assigned spots or tables in the lunch room and they also got to play bingo after lunch. As secretary, Lynch helped out in the office and assisted students in walking over to the public school for classes. Crippen helped Ann Whistler in instructing her math and history classes. Webb and McVay adorned aprons and chef hats, and aided Mrs. Robin and Mrs. Diebold in making dumplings for the entire student body, faculty, and staff. The food was delicious. As VIP student of the week, Reed enjoyed several perks, including sitting at the teacher’s desk, being exempt from a test of his choosing, and enjoying special snacks and beverages. Read more
In math, Pi is equivalent to 3.14, so March 14 is considered “Pi Day.“ At Guardian Angel School in Oran, it is also known as Pie Day. Ann Whistler, math teacher, had the eighth grade students tell interesting facts about pi to all the students. Next, the students get to go through a line and pick out a piece of pie to eat. The pies, napkins, cups, plates, juice and forks were all brought in by the students in Whistler’s fourth-eighth grade math classes. Everyone at school looks forward to Pi (Pie) Day each year.
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Grandparent Day was celebrated at Guardian Angel School, Oran, on Thu., Sept. 15. The day began with Mass at 8 a.m. The grandparents and students then proceeded to the school gym where everyone enjoyed cookies, milk, and coffee. The students and their grandparents made special memories together. Read more