CHS FFA recognized as one of the 3-STAR chapters in the nation. The National Chapter Award Program is designed to recognize FFA chapters that actively implement the mission and strategies of the organization. These chapters improve chapter operations using the National Quality Chapter Standards and a Program of Activities that emphasize growing leaders, building communities and strengthening agriculture. Chapters are rewarded for providing educational experiences for the entire membership. "As part of the judging processes, CHS FFA submitted an application to the State FFA office. This application was chosen as one of the top 37 applications and submitted to the National FFA Office. The applications are then judged at the National level. They are judged against applications from across the country. It is a great honor to be selected as a 3 Star Chapter," explained FFA Advisor Jesslyn Schrock.
Claremore was well represented at the Oklahoma Coaches Association clinic last week! Many of our coaches attended meetings and staff development throughout the week. Several of our staff received Region 3 Coach of the Year awards. Coach King - Athletic Director Coach Jarrett - Cheer Coach Hurt - Football Coach Weins - Track CPS also had six students represent the East in the All-State games: Riley Denler - Cheer Luke McHugh and Dalton Ward - Soccer Dani Meisinger - Volleyball Dylan McClain - Swimming Jake Gilmore - Baseball #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Four WRJH teachers attended #STAFFSUMMERSCHOOL hosted by Open Up Resources: Rhonda Bart, Karey Provence, Kelli Hightower, and Melynee Naegele. Open Up offers a math curriculum for 6th - 8th grade combined with quality professional development for teachers. Open Up Resources began as the K-12 Collaborative, a 13-state initiative to address quality gaps in the curriculum market. They partnered with leading math and ELA experts to design the very best standards-aligned core programs. Their products are provided to districts at no cost by publishing them as Open Educational Resources. Open Up Resources couples that curriculum with opportunities for essential supports, from professional development by the nation's premier teachers and educational experts to printed materials. In addition, Melynee Naegele - WRJH Math Teacher, was one of the featured presenters. She shared her best practices on how she implements the Open Up Math curriculum in her classroom. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Coaches Outreach believes marriages for coaching couples deserve extra attention! Each summer, they host unique, memorable weekends for over 300 coaches’ and their spouses. Hosting marriage retreats for coaches and their spouses for more than 25 years; the Coaches Outreach retreats are designed to recharge marriages from coaching pressures designed just for coaching couples. Head football coach, Jarret Hurt and his wife LaRonna, and Offensive Coordinator Brian Key and his wife Melanie not only attended but were small group leaders this year. The Hurts have been attending for 20 years and a small group leader for 15. The Keys have been attending for seven years; this was their first year as a small group leader. What they do in the halls and on the field matter but what they do at home matters most. Key said, “We go so we can relax and focus on our marriage knowing we have a long hard football season ahead of us.” Coaches make a difference in broken lives, so Coaches Outreach partners with them to help make their impact even more powerful. A typical high school football coach will impact thousands of kids during their career. Billy Graham has said, “One coach will impact more young people in a year than the average person does in their lifetime.” Coaches see what they do as a calling, more than a job. Coaches Outreach wants to help them as they are on this mission - strategically placed in schools to minister to kids in a way that few can. Key and Hurt believe this time of renewal, relaxation, and restoration gives them the connection with their spouses that help them be better coaches, better mentors, better role-models. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE #CPSSTAFFSUMMERSCHOOL
Kaitlyn Pinkerton, our very own Miss Junior Cherokee, spent a week this summer at the University of Michigan for College Horizons. An intensive college prep course for the top 100 native students/scholars in the US. College Horizons is a pre-college program for Native American high school sophomores and juniors. Each summer, students work with college counselors and college admissions officers in a five-day "crash course." The individualized program helps students select colleges suitable for them to apply to, get admitted to, and receive adequate financial aid. Students research their top 10 schools; complete college essays, resumes, the Common Application, and the preliminary FAFSA; receive interviewing skills and test-taking strategies (on the ACT and SAT) and financial aid/scholarship information. What a prime opportunity to show your #CPSZEBRAPRIDE with other Cherokee from across the states.
Chris Henderson named Oklahoma Coaches Association Region 3 Junior High Coach of the Year. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Claremore High School annual freshman orientation program will be Friday - August 9th. This program introduces students to the high school campus with tours of the facilities, a variety of team building activities and all things that instill #CPSZEBRAPRIDE . The event is staffed by CHS administrators, teachers, and FUZE mentors (juniors and seniors). The morning will start with a brief parent meeting that will introduce you to staff, new policies, and procedures. Following this meeting, the #CHSClassof2023 will be paired with FUZE mentors in small groups for the daily activities. The mentors will also work to connect with the students throughout the year as they navigate the various success, challenges, and experience this new year will bring. “Freshman orientation was designed to connect students with the people, places, and information they need to be successful in high school,” said CHS Principal - Kerri Garroutte. “Our hope is that participation in orientation will help students feel at home so they may grow personally and academically.” To lay the groundwork for a successful 2019-20 high school year, incoming CHS freshmen are encouraged to sign up and attend this orientation.
If you missed the story FOX23 did on Quentin Skinner, CHS football player, you can catch it here. https://www.fox23.com/sports/skinner-hopes-to-add-to-football-family-legacy/969583675?fbclid=IwAR2iQ-TxefLsF4Of5JyUQa3Zg5VZZxI4TLbvnGpNQjNmILA1lyBqXL76Lk0
Tune in to FOX23 tonight at 10:20p to see a feature on our very own Quentin Skinner.
Here they are! We are extremely proud to introduce you to the 2020 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year finalists! 🎉🎉🎉 Details, names and districts here: http://bit.ly/2020OKTOY “These 12 individuals represent the highest standard of education in our state and are exceptional examples of the tremendous impact one person can make in the lives of kids.” - State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister Congrats, everyone! The 2020 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year will be named Sept. 17 in a ceremony at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City.
CHS is very excited to announce that Dani Meisinger is the 2nd volleyball player in Claremore History to be playing in the All-State Volleyball Game representing in the Big East. Dani played in various positions on varsity for the Lady Zebras for the past four years. She will be attending the University of Arkansas this fall. Come and support Dani at the Maybee Center at ORU TONIGHT at 7:30 pm. Good luck Dani and we will all be cheering for you! #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Claremore FFA member Hailey Drake just returned home after a week-long trip to Denver, Colorado for the Hereford Junior Nationals. In addition to exhibiting heifers, she was selected to open the show by singing the National Anthem on Wednesday and Friday. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Misty Book, a teacher at Weststide Elementary, attended #STAFFSUMMERSCHOOL, workshop courtesy of the Oklahoma Soybean Board... "Chick-A-Doodle-Do!" Did you know that chickens are soybeans' biggest fan! Animal agriculture is the biggest consumer of soybeans, with chickens being the #1 consumer of all the soybean animal consumers! This is just one of the interesting bits of information Mrs. Book received. Not only did she learn new facts and about chickens, but also received a ton of free materials for her classroom! She is already looking forward to hatching chicks this spring! #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
OEIP (Oklahoma. Education & Industry Partnerships) "The Ultimate Teacher and Industry Connection" was held at MidAmerica Industrial Park in Pryor, OK. Mrs. Michelle Rahn, WRJH Science teacher, attended this #STAFFSUMMERSCHOOL event, toured industries in the area and participated in hands-on workshops to learn STEM lessons. These lessons will help make real-world connections for students from the classroom to careers. "It was a great opportunity to learn what industry is looking for in a student and the skills needed to be career-ready. We also had an opportunity to learn about drones, virtual reality in business & the classroom, wind energy, Google Classroom, and much more. We toured GRDA Pensacola Dam, Orizon & Ferra Aerospace Industries in Grove, HEM-Saw Corporation and RAE Cooperation - all companies in our backyard... Pryor, OK," Rahn shared. Mrs. Rahn applied for a grant of $750 from Pitsco that was made available at this event and WON! This PD was sponsored by Oklahoma State Dept. of Career Tech, RSU, MidAmerica Industrial Park, Pitsco, Northeast Tech. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Virtual Reality changes how students experience math. The "Bart" name has a long history of influencing students in the Claremore area. As 3rd generation teacher Kaylee Bart is one of the newest additions to the Roosa Elementary staff. Although she is fresh out of college, Miss Bart leaped right into #STAFFSUMMERSCHOOL by attending a three-day at Camp SevenStar in Park Hill attending a virtual reality training. At this training, she was able to explore the integration of virtual reality into her lessons. "I was able to get into a VR headset and immerse myself in a variety of environments. The final day, we created a lesson plan using the VR headset and our state standards. I was amazed at all of the different ways I can teach math using virtual reality." This tool has applications for several disciplines. Bart explained, "As a math teacher, I plan to use the app Tilt Brush to immerse my students in a 3D environment. While teaching about 3D shapes, students will be able to draw their shapes and walk around them to compare similarities and differences. This strategy can also be applied to lines, rays, and angles and finding the area of a shape. This immersive environment can be used in any content area. For example, in Geography, a teacher can use the National Geographic app and travel to Antarctica or other geographic regions. In science, there is a rollercoaster app that you can use to teach potential and kinetic energy." Miss Bart shared her experience with her mom, a WRJH math teacher, who immediately began trying to figure out a way to utilize this tool in her classroom as well. "I want my students to be able to 'climb' into a quadrilateral when we start our geometry unit." Imagine the impact on learning this will have for our visual and kinesthetic learners. Engaging more than one learning style is imperative because every student processes information differently. This training was part of an undergraduate scholarship program Miss Bart through NSU. NETSTAR Scholars is funded through the American Indian Resource Center. They purchased one headset for each scholar and provided the training. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
"Team building is all about relationships and relationships are all about patience." This quote embodied the recent experience at Oklahoma's Alumni Leadership Camp which focused around team building. This fast-paced, high energy camp drew more than 1,600 FFA members from over 300 Oklahoma FFA chapters seeking a week of motivation and learning. "The 2019 camp engaged FFA members in fun-filled, action-packed activities focused on personal, team, and service leadership," @Jesslyn Schrock, CHS Agriculture Ed Teacher & FFA Advisor who served as a sponsor during the 4-day camp. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Do you plan on shopping Amazon's Prime Day today or tomorrow?! Show your #CPSZEBRAPRIDE and make your Amazon shopping really count! The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to CLAREMORE PUBLIC SCHOOL FOUNDATION INC if you choose us as your charity! The CPSF mission: is to assist In improving the quality of education in the District Shop via our AmazonSmile.com page and when you buy normally, Amazon will give a little back to the Foundation. All Amazon customers can support their favorite nonprofit organizations each time they shop on smile.amazon.com. 0.5% of each subsequent purchase you make can go directly to the Claremore Public School Foundation Inc. – no further action needed. The program won’t cost you anything except the few minutes it takes to register. This additional perk when doing your shopping through AmazonSmile is a great way to give back effortlessly. Thank you!
Several Claremore Public School Teachers attended #STAFFSUMMERSCHOOL at the Port of Catoosa's Career Highway event. Located at the head of navigation for the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System in Northeast Oklahoma, it is one of the largest, most inland river-ports in the United States. Whether it's agricultural commodities, building materials, petroleum products or machinery, it can be shipped in and out of the Tulsa Port of Catoosa daily using a combination of barge, rail and truck. Seventy companies are located within the 2,000-acre industrial park at the Tulsa Port of Catoosa. "The story of the Port of Catoosa and Former Governor Kerr is a large part of our area's history and it is not well known! The knowledge I gained today is important and needs to be taught! Manufacturing is a large part of our livelihood in the US and skilled laborers are in high demand to work in these jobs!" - Mary Kropp, Roosa Elementary Teacher "I attended a Career Highway event today at the Tulsa Port of Catoosa and found the Oklahoma Agriculture magazine front & center when I walked in! This inland port plays an integral part in the agriculture industry here Oklahoma. While there, we also got to tour TC Transcontinental Packaging company. I had no idea so much detail and legality went into the packaging process. Bone-In products require different packing than standard cuts. Re-heating of products, presentation of goods and environmental impact are also just a few factors that go into packaging meat products. We also discussed the extreme lack of manufacturing workforce in Oklahoma. Many of these companies have the capability to expand but labor is the number one limiting factor. Most employees in this manufacturing sector start at $18+/hour with benefits, yet they still have trouble finding qualified workers. By the way, I didn't see any employees with a cell phone out or earbuds in listening to music either. Show up on time, WORK HARD & pass a drug test!" - Matt Boyer, Agriculture Education Teacher / FFA Advisor There are several ways to pursue post-secondary education: college, military, career-tech, and apprenticeships. Because only 38% of all Oklahoma graduating seniors will earn a Bachelor's Degree, it's essential to consider the "other" options that will provide a necessary skill, not leave you with any debt, and will allow you to make good money and have a good life. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
CHS StuCo officers attend OASC Basic Leadership Camp this summer. The delegates spend 10-12 hours daily learning and practicing leadership skills in student council groups. These groups simulate the work of delegates’ local councils or groups, where advisors and council members work closely together to achieve goals. Major skill development sessions included: 1. Group Processes - large and small 2. Communications 3. Project Planning 4. Problem Solving 5. Leadership Styles 6. Interpersonal Relations 7. Team Building 8. Self Esteem 9. Goal Setting 10. Fund Raising/School Activities #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
The Claremore Industrial and Economic Development Authority (CIEDA) hosted 20 teachers from across Rogers County for its inaugural teacher experience. The goal of Encounter is to provide a foundation for educators to use in motivating students to develop and maintain career pathways, as well as provide relevance and rigor to STEM education, training, and workforce development. This event provides Rogers County educators an opportunity to experience hands-on industry facility tours, and interact with the leaders that are the dreamers, makers, and doers producing innovative products within global manufacturing. The goal of Encounter is to provide curriculum enhancements for use in developing and supporting training and career pathways. This is also a prime opportunity to link your ICAP plans with local companies. A special thank you to our participating manufacturing partners and schools. Reading Truck Group, MST Manufacturing, Baker Hughes, a GE company, @AXH, Pelco Structural (Taken from the CIEDA Facebook page) "I attended a fascinating one-day event today - Encounter: Dreamers, Makers and Doers. What these companies extend to our community and specifically to our graduates is invaluable; jobs that offer lifelong careers with sustainable wages. Companies you would be proud to work for!! Thank you @CIEDA for this event which was encouraging and eye-opening, the delicious lunch, and the Visa gift card." - Cass Huddleston, CHS Business Education Teacher There are several ways to pursue post-secondary education: college, military, career-tech, and apprenticeships. Because only 38% of all Oklahoma graduating seniors will earn a Bachelor's Degree, it's essential to consider the "other" options that will provide a necessary skill, not leave you with any college debt, and will allow you to make good money and have a good life. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE #STAFFSUMMERSCHOOL