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Elementary School Field Days

Northside Elementary School field days have been rescheduled for May 18, 19 and 20 due to inclement weather on May 11, 12 and 13. The field day events will feature a water park. Students are asked to bring a towel, money for concessions and play clothes, such as a swimsuit and T-shirt or T-shirt and shorts, in addition to their school clothes. Pre-Kindergarten and kindergarten students will participate on May 18, first and second grade students will participate on May 19, and third and fourth grade students will participate on May 20. Fifth grade students will be helping on all three days.

Chili Supper and Benefit

A chili supper and benefit auction is planned for Donna Clark Aman at 5 p.m., May 15, at the Northside Elementary School. Aman was diagnosed with a rare virus that destroyed her heart. She is in urgent need of a heart transplant. Donations of desserts and new items for the auction are welcome. Contributions can also be made at Arvest Bank or Decatur State Bank under Donna Aman’s Heart Transplant Fund. For more information, contact Gala Aman at 918-326-1002.

Athletic Awards Banquet

The Decatur High School Athletic Awards Banquet will be held at 6:30 p.m., May 18, in the Northside Elementary School cafeteria.

Academic Awards Ceremony

Decatur High School students will be presented with academic awards and scholarships at 6:30 p.m., May 17, in the Lloyd Peterson Gymnasium.

Spring Concert

The Decatur high and junior high school band will hold a spring concert at 7 p.m., May 13, in the high school cafeteria.

Band Yard Sale

The Decatur band will be holding a yard sale to benefit the band from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., May 15, in the breezeway between the middle school and high school campus. Donations may be dropped off at 8 a.m. on the morning of the sale or between 8 a.m. and noon on May 14, in the bandroom.

Kindergarten Graduation

Northside Elementary School’s kindergarten graduation ceremony will be held at 9 a.m., June 3, in the school cafeteria. A pre-kindergarten program will be held at 9:30 a.m., June 2, in the school cafeteria.

Town Hall Meetings

The Decatur School District holds regular town hall meetings in place of school board meetings at 7 p.m., the third Monday of the month, in the high school cafeteria.


The Decatur High School graduation ceremony will be held at 7:30 p.m., May 21, in the Lloyd Peterson Gymnasium.

Class of 2000 Reunion

Decatur High School Class of 2000 is planning a 10-year reunion this summer. The reunion committee would love for everyone who graduated from Decatur in 2000 to participate in the reunion but needs addresses or contact information for a large portion of the graduates. Anyone with contact information for those alumni, is asked to call 685-0595 or e-mail

Creators Cafe

Creators Cafe, a creative writing group, meets from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of the month and from 11 a.m until 12:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month in the Iva Jane Peek Library. Activities include reading and writing poetry, discussions of famous poets and their work, challenges, slam and stand up, and contests and prizes. For more information, contact Lisa Brown at 212-0311.

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Community, Pages 2 on 05/12/2010


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