Roosa is enjoying new Promethean Boards! A Promethean Board is a brand of a whiteboard that projects an image from a laptop or computer. It is also an interactive board that uses specialized pens or touch. The IT Department chose touch screen panels for Kindergarten through 3rd grade because the students already use touch devices daily and are familiar with this technology. These boards were purchased with #ZEBRABond219 funds and are currently being installed in the Kindergarten through 3rd classrooms. Roosa thanks the Claremore community for investing in these educational tools and our students' futures! #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
28 minutes ago, CPS Communications
students with letters THANK YOU
students with letters THANK YOU
Students writing their names on the Promethean board
Students writing their names on the Promethean board
Patrick Gotcher has been a part of the Zebra family since 1990; hired right out of college as a teacher/coach sharing responsibilities with Roosa and Claremont Elementary by Dr. Bill Salwachter. Over the next ten years, he moved up the ranks to Principal when he resigned in 2001. Eight years after changing careers, Gotcher began his service on the CPS Board of Education and is in his third term. He has served as Member, Clerk and now holds the position of President. In 2001 Gotcher moved into pharmaceutical sales. He continues to be actively involved in Zebra Sports Foundation, and if you’ve been to a game under the Friday night lights on Lantow Field, it’s Gotcher who is the voice of Zebra football you hear over the intercom. He’s been married to his wife, Cheri, for 33 years. She is an Elementary Teacher at Justus-Tiawah. His sons Spencer, Jordan, and Christian have all graduated from CHS. When asked about the teacher that made the most significant impact, he quickly jumped at the chance to tell us about Dr. Jack Dobbins who was head over Health and Physical Education at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah. “He made a huge impact on how I view education and specifically Elementary Physical Education. After taking several of his classes, I began to understand the integral role that a good Elementary Physical Educator can serve within their assigned building. Elementary students, as Dr. Dobbins would explain, learn best thru play. Many are tactile-kinesthetic in their learning style. When a physical educator accepts this idea and designs their games and activities around this approach, a tremendous amount can be learned, including health, nutrition, math, and reading. I truly wanted to make a difference in my assigned buildings daily with each student. Using Dr. Dobbin’s teachings, I designed and implemented an elementary Physical Education program that played an integral role in the curriculum within my assigned buildings. Implementing these strategies helped me become an important peer among my fellow educators. I will never forget the power of play that I learned from Dr. Dobbins.” #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
about 12 hours ago, CPS Communications
headshot of Gotcher
Mrs. McQueen is the virtual teacher for Claremore Public Schools. She monitors all her students daily and can see what they are doing on assignments, when tests are taken, and how close they are to their goals. She has a Google Meet set up with every student weekly. When students need help, she teaches them and connects them with additional resources. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
about 15 hours ago, CPS Communications
teacher at computer
teacher at computer
Have you ever written a fictional narrative? 5th graders can say that they have! A fictional narrative is a made-up story and most novels and short stories are fictional narratives. Our 5th grade students have been working on planning and writing a fictional narrative - do you have a 5th grader? Ask them if you can read their narrative! #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
about 18 hours ago, CPS Communications
student in coat writing
Richard "Rick" Mosier, Vice President, has been a part of the Zebra family for 49 years. After graduating from CHS, Mr. Mosier went on to earn his BA in Agriculture from Oklahoma State University and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Tulsa. Mr. Mosier began his service to his alma mater as a CPS Board of Education member for Ward 1 in August 2002 and has continued to be reelected each term. Serving in every position over the years. This is his 20th year to serve on the Board. President of Robson Properties since 2002. Mosier is actively involved in the Rotary Club, Chamber of Commerce, and is the J.M. Davis Memorial Commission's Chair. Mosier became a Zebra when he came to Claremore and became a student at Will Rogers Junior High and graduated a Zebra in 1976. When talking about a teacher who had an impact on his life he spoke of two of Claremore High School’s former teachers, Mrs. Beth Young and Mr. Gary Stout. “Mrs. Young taught me the value of high expectations, the ability to enjoy good literature and the power of expression on the written page. Mr. Stout passed on to me his love of a vast breadth of knowledge with a heaping helping of Biology and Chemistry on the side. They were dedicated to their students and to their profession. I am forever grateful.” #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
1 day ago, CPS Communications
Mr. Mosier with a quote
At the Claremore vs. Bixby match, Kai Shultz became the newest member of the CHS wrestling team, 100 wins club! Congratulations Kai on an awesome career achievement! #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
1 day ago, CPS Communications
KAI HOLDING A POSTER
Claremore NJROTC Corps of Cadets Color Guard supported the Pledge of Allegiance for the Justus-Tiawah basketball home game against Foyil. As the Color Guard marched, you could hear a pin drop -- it was that quiet. Three of the cadets supporting the Color Guard are Justus-Tiawah alums. We look forward to the continued relationship with Justus-Tiawah. Color Guard team: Cadets Wilson Chandler, Keegan Frederick, Kragen Saltmarsh, and Devyn Llewellyn pictured with Col. Rahe (NROTC Sr. Instructor) and Mr. Crum (J-T Superintendent). #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
1 day ago, CPS Communications
NJROTC COLOR GUARD
Cadets with Sr Instructor and J-T Supt.
We'd love to have you show your #CPSZEBRAPRIDE in the stands, but ZTV will Livestream the basketball games against Glenpool on Tuesday, 1/25/22, if you can't make it. Girls @ 6:00 p.m.: https://youtu.be/XKJGYU9Oj7U Boys @ 7:30 p.m.: https://youtu.be/dXC_3gdzUxo
2 days ago, CPS Communications
BASKETBALL GAME DAY
There is still a need for good penmanship in this day of technology, keyboards, and touch screens. January 23 was National Handwriting Day. This day encourages us to put pencil or pen to paper and write out our thoughts. Roosa students celebrated this day by practicing their handwriting in their journals. For information on this day, visit: https://bit.ly/3ItceLd #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
2 days ago, CPS Communications
student writing in journal
student writing in journal
student writing in journal
student writing in journal
📢REMINDER DISTRICT-WIDE Parent/Teacher Conferences February 3, 2022 4p - 7:30p (by appointment) NOTE: We will post the myconferencetime.com schedule links later this week
2 days ago, CPS Communications
P/T Conferences Reminder
It can be a jungle inside the library, especially if you do not know where things are located! 4th graders did a Library Search Party. They moved all over the library, searching for answering research questions. We can see they know their way around the library because they moved so quickly through their assignment. They also stumbled upon a few bookworms! #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
2 days ago, CPS Communications
students in library
students in library
girl on floor reading a book
students in library
WRJH was on distance learning but that did not stop them from continuing their Great Expectations procedures. Mrs. Hurt introduced their word of the week "benevolent" and gave them an example near and dear to the heart of Claremore Public Schools. ▶ https://youtu.be/k-qGMWHCVZI #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
5 days ago, CPS Communications
Mrs. Hurt outside the Robson PAC
Early release for our kids means meeting time for our teachers. This time is an excellent time for lesson planning, district meetings, and sharing ideas with our teacher friends across the district. Professional learning communities (PLCs) are a collaborative approach to professional development. Small groups of educators meet regularly to explore new concepts, share expertise and insights from their teaching experiences, and engage in collective problem solving. We are lucky we have this time and the technology to meet with teachers from all over the district to maximize our time together. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
5 days ago, CPS Communications
teacher in zoom meeting with another teacher
teachers in classroom w/ computer
teachers spread out in classroom
principal sitting in on a grade level zoom PLC
WRJH Robotics is having an AMAZING year! Saturday, at the Robotics Tournament in Nowata, one of our JH teams won the Design Award! They had to compete against high school teams and still won the 2nd highest award possible! They also made it to the finals match and lost to one of the teams from Claremore High School! This team had robot problems the entire day; their diligence, problem-solving, and teamwork paid off in the 13thour, and they found a solution. They never gave up and worked hard, and that's a lifelong win. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
5 days ago, CPS Communications
3 students holding their plaque
👨‍🎓👩🏻‍🎓👨🏼‍🎓👩🏽‍🎓👨🏾‍🎓 𝗦𝗔𝗩𝗘 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘 👩‍🎓👨🏻‍🎓👩🏼‍🎓👨🏽‍🎓👩🏾‍🎓 CHS Graduation 2022 Sunday, May 15, 2022 7:30PM at Lantow Field #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
5 days ago, CPS Communications
film strip of graduation photos
☕ It's the little things that WARM your heart! This morning, our sweet 5th-grade friend, Kolby Hilburn, brought hot chocolate to the Westside staff on outside duty! This little act of kindness had the duty teachers in tears (of joy, of course. ) ☕ The support we have from our families, community, and especially our students are what keeps us going! Thank you to all that have sent encouraging notes, little gifts, or pick-me-ups to our teachers! ☕ It means more to us than you know. Even on this bitter cold day - It's A Great Day To Be A Zebra! #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
5 days ago, CPS Communications
3 teachers with cups of  hot chocolate
Mrs. Roller's class read I Love My Hair! This story teaches kids that they are unique and that being unique is what makes them special. Also, how it's still important to be kind to others even if they are different than us. This story teaches kids that they are unique and that being unique makes them special. Also, how it's still important to be kind to others even if they are different than us. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
5 days ago, CPS Communications
student with Venn diagram
student with Venn diagram
student with Venn diagram
cover of I Love My Hair book
PLC Day for Teachers = EARLY RELEASE for students today. 🕑 Elementary @ 2:00 PM 🕝 WRJH / CHS @ 2:30 PM #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
5 days ago, CPS Communications
band in uniform
It's SENIOR NIGHT for our wrestling team. ZTV will Livestream the matches. Steaming will begin for the girls around 6:30p. Senior night will open up the boys' matches immediately following the conclusion of the girls' matches. Girls ▶ https://youtu.be/mYujg6PZtMM Boys ▶ https://youtu.be/A44Zoa24low #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
6 days ago, CPS Communications
CHS wrestler on mat
GT students did several experiments this week. In this one, they learned WHY water will defy gravity and climb up some materials (a paper towel), but not others (plastic or metal): absorption, adhere/ adhesion, water molecules, porous material, microscopic, & cohesion. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
6 days ago, CPS Communications
students sitting at a table together