Harvest Days

Zack T. and Douglas S.

Every year there is a festival in Welch, Oklahoma called Harvest Days. Was a great hit. There was a lot of food, and people that were there. A bag of small kettle corn was $5, a medium bag was $7, and a large bag was $10 whole dollars. Every year there are different attractions. This year there were bounce houses and a dunk tank. There was also a hay pile that you could find money in. 

The people that go there either are there for fun or are there to sell things. Most people will make 50+ dollars, maybe more. It takes place on main street and lasts for a couple of days.

How many people were there that you know?  There were a lot.

How long were you there? 9am to 2 pm.

Besides food, what did you buy or see? I saw a dunk tank, some food trailers and two bounce houses.

What was the lowest price you saw when you were there? $1 for a cookie.

If you went with anyone then who’d you go with? My sisters and cousins. I also went with Kaylee Johnson and her siblings.

ICAP and Anti-bullying

by Douglas S.

Welch Middle School I-Cap also made anti-bullying posters. That week they were learning about respect, and how to be nice to others. The posters were put up inside the Middle School hallway. There were about 8 posters in total. All about anti-bullying and respect.

Stick Up Against Bullying!!!

Left to right: Emily, Addison

The Little Engine That Couldn’t Bully

Left to right: Douglas, Leon

Reverse the Bullying

Left to Right: Ryder, Wyatt

Kick Bullying Out!

Left to Right: Grady, Trapper

Don’t bully the Little Foals

Left to right: Grace, Miranda

Be Like Linda and Heather, Be Friends!

Left to right: Gracie, Jaylee

Recycle your enemies into friends!
Left to right: Caston, Dalton, Zach

BEE Kind, Don’t be a Bully

by Kade

Staff Spotlight – Mr. Ullrich

by Hayden L., Addy S. and Kaitlyn W.

Mr. Ullrich lives in Welch, Oklahoma and he was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He went to college at OSU. He teaches agriculture and it’s his first year teaching. He is not married and he doesn’t have any kids. Mr. Ullrich tells his students “wear your safety glasses, I’m about to have to put the child lock on”. His dream vacation is to go on a national park road trip. Mr. Ullrich has been working hard with his students already this year and seems to be doing a very good job. Welcome to the Wildcat family Mr. Ullrich!

Coach Gleaves

by Haden L. Addy S. Katy W.

Coach Gleaves has a lot of kids that like him. I like him. He is one of my favorite teachers. He has a lot of kids that enjoy what  he is assigned for work. I absolutely love Coach Gleaves. He is an awesome teacher and he teaches a lot of cool things.

 Hello. I am the social studies teacher in the middle school. I obtained my Associate’s Degree from NEO A&M in 2004 and then my Bachelor’s Degree from Pittsburgh State University in December 2006. I have spent all but one year of my teaching career at Welch. When I am not teaching, I coach football, power-lifting, and middle school boys basketball.

Cheer Leader Car Wash

by Zack T.

On Saturday August 25 from 8 am to 12 held a window wash fundraiser 4 of the 5 cheerleaders showed up to help then several neighborhood kids came over to help. While the girls were very tired in the morning they worked very hard and cleaned somewhere around 10 vehicles. While there was no set price the girls raised $300 in donations. This money will go towards purchasing cold weather uniforms for the team. The girls especially raised enough money for nicer uniforms. One funny thing that happened was about an hour after the girls got dropped off one of the cheer parents returned with the truck they went mudding with. The girls had to clean chunks of wet mud off the windows. While they said it wasn’t funny they laughed the whole time. 

BPA Spirit Store

The BPA store has many items to buy, too many to count.

Buy the items to show your school spirit!

They also just released some tattoos! Only 25c for the cheapest one.

The BPA Store is available on Wednesday, home football games, and elementary basketball games.

Around Town – Mama Mia

by Jace J. and Mason W.

On September 23, 24, and 25 at 7:00 and 26 at 2:00 the Coleman theater hosted a show of Mama Mia. It was put on by Miami Little Theater. Adult tickets and senior tickets were $20. Students were $15 a ticket. There was a huge turnout. We asked Mrs. Miller, our English teacher and a member of the cast, how things went.

1. How many roles are there?          13 main roles, even more supporting.

3. Do you think it is scary to perform on stage?     I think if it was smaller it would be but since there were so many of us it was not that scary.

4. Do you ever get stage fright?       Every once in a while I get butterflies in my stomach.

5. How much time do you get to practice a day?      Between 3 and 5 hours. It’s not a paid position, it’s a part time volunteer job. 

6. Why is it called mamma mia?      Well it takes place in Greece.

7. How many people do you think there will be?     I can only guess but about 700. 

8. What time does the show end?       At 9:00 pm.

9. What is your character?        I am a supporting character. My character is pretty zoned out.

10. What does your character do?      I dance a lot by myself and I’m always thirsty.

Current Events – Homecoming Week

by Douglas S.

Every year starting in mid September to the end of September is Homecoming week in Welch, Oklahoma. We usually dress up according to a theme, and this year we did cowboy styles. There was a lot going on between the softball sendoff, door decoration contests and the parade Friday afternoon.

There was a parade where some people made floats and went through the area. There was also a send off for the highschool softball girls. Students stood on each side and cheered as they walked to the vans to go to the game.

 For sports there is also something for the high school to do. They will pick the homecoming king and queen a couple hours before the homecoming game, then, around 10 to 15 nominees go onto the field and one gets chosen for king and one other gets chosen for queen. 

Current Events- TSA Cookout

By Douglas S.

On Wednesday, September 15th, 2021, there was a cookout people in TSA could go to. One of our students in Current Events is in TSA so we asked him to answer some questions for us when he got back.

What happened there? A guy ran his car into a picnic table.

How many people were there? 25 people were there.

How did you like it? It was a lot of fun because we didn’t have to go to school

What kind of food was served? Hot dogs and chips were served and it was pretty good

How long did it take? The event was also 5 hours long

We literally played softball the whole time and ther

On Wednesday, September 15th, 2021, there was a cookout people in TSA could go to. One of our students in Current Events is in TSA so we asked him to answer some questions for us when he got back.

What happened there? A guy ran his car into a picnic table and

How many people were there? 25 people were there.

How did you like it? It was a lot of fun because we didn’t have to go to school

What kind of food was served? Hot dogs and chips were served and it was pretty good

How long did it take? The event was also 5 hours long

We literally played softball the whole time and there was volleyball too, Kade did so well.