Photos: WMS staff welcomes students, families at Rally Day

A student and her father make the I in Kind

The staff at the Winona Middle School knows how to throw a party. 

Hundreds of students and families attended WMS Rally Day on Thursday at the middle school. The event served as a fun way to kick off the school year. There were prizes, hot dogs and activities for those who came in addition to the normal business of starting the school year — school pictures, schedules, gym uniforms and after school activities. 

The event was sponsored by the Winona Middle School PTA in addition to several local businesses and organizations, such as Target, Fleet Farm, Culver’s, The Barbershop, Lark Toys, Ziebell’s Hiawatha Foods, Fantastic Sams, Kwik Trip, Winona State University Outdoor Recreation, Winona Family YMCA, Muddy Waters Yoga and Nate & Ally’s Frozen Treat Creations. 

A sign says Welcome Back Winhawks
A student and her father make the I in Kind
Herky takes a photo with two students
Winhawks are kind photo
A student makes the I in Kind
A student makes the I in kind
A family makes the I in kind
A student makes the I in Kind
A family poses for a picture under a balloon arch
A family poses for a picture under a balloon arch
A family poses for a picture under a balloon arch
A family poses for a picture under a balloon arch
A family poses for a picture under a balloon arch
Mr. Gleason speaks to the crowd with a microphone
Students pose for a photo
Staff welcomes families to WMS Rally Day
Staff shares information with students
A panoramic photo of WMS Fall Rally Day
Staff welcomes families to WMS Fall Rally Day
Staff shares information with students at WMS Fall Rally Day
WMS Fall Rally Day
Principal Dave Anderson wears a dinosaur head
Winona girls soccer sign at WMS Fall Rally
A staff member at WMS Fall Rally
Principal Anderson holds a cockroach
Herky poses for a picture at fall rally day
Mr. Anderson poses with Herky