What is your word for 2022? Mrs. Castle's 3rd-grade class at Catalayah picked a word they want to live by for 2022!!! They chose a word and explained why they decided on it and even told us how they could achieve it!! Mrs. Castle plans to check in with them in a month and see how they are doing with their words. What a great life lesson on living with purpose and goal setting for our students. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
over 2 years ago, CPS Communications
Word TRANSITION
Word  helpful
word honesty
word confidence
It's another Distance Learning day; teachers will log on and engage students, thanks to the #CPSZEBRABOND2019 1:1 technology that has been distributed district-wide to all our students. Teachers will be logging on from their homes today and will be available during school hours. It's not the optimum teaching/learning situation, but we are glad to be teaching/learning while keeping our staff and students safe. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
over 2 years ago, CPS Communications
teacher at computer
teacher at computer
100 days just flew by! 100 days and we had a ball! 100 days brighter! 100 days smarter! ICYMI - Head over to our Facebook and check out our 100 Days of School photo album from all our sites. If we missed a photo you'd like to add just send it to jbrace@claremore.k12.ok.us. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
over 2 years ago, CPS Communications
students dressed up like old people
Kindergarten students play with play dough as a part of their center rotations. Play dough is so good for our younger students as it aids in creativity and builds on small motor skills! As a BONUS, it makes learning fun! #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
over 2 years ago, CPS Communications
kids paying with play-doh
Ain't No Party Like A CPSF Party!!! The 2022 Gatsby Brainiac Brawl wouldn't have been a huge success without the hard work of the CPSF Board of Trustees. We are so thankful for this group of volunteers that share their talents and treasures to fulfill the mission of enriching the quality of education in the Claremore Public Schools. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
over 2 years ago, CPS Communications
people in 1920's costumes
The first snow of the season and we want to know... โ›„ Build a snowman? โ† Have a snowball fight? ๐Ÿ›ท Sled at the Will Rogers Memorial? ๐Ÿ“• Read a good book? ๐Ÿช Bake cookies? We want to see what you've been up to today! Post a pic in the comments on our District FB page โ–ถ https://www.facebook.com/ClaremorePublicSchools ! #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
over 2 years ago, CPS Communications
snowman
๐Ÿผ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿผ = 6 little Zebras for the 21-22 school year! Congratulations to Mrs. Bonnie Wiley on the birth of her baby girl, Bella Lynn! She was born on Jan. 26th, weighing 8lbs 9oz and measuring 21". Mrs. Wiley is an English teacher at WRJH and a shoutout to her proud Auntie, Ms. Elizabeth Wickham, a CHS teacher. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
over 2 years ago, CPS Communications
baby swaddled in car seat
We might have some future architects in Pre-K! Students enjoy the opportunity to work on all kinds of skills during center time - including the skill of building! #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
over 2 years ago, CPS Communications
Students building with magnetics
Students building with magnetics
๐Ÿš€ Roosa students created space themed art in honor of Stuart Roosa Day, January 31. First through fifth graders used crayons, oil pastels and watercolors to implement a wax resist with their art. Kindergarten used Jackson Pollock style splatter painting for the background of their space shuttles and finished up by using their fine motor skills to cut out stars and their space shuttle before they attached it to their painted paper. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
over 2 years ago, CPS Communications
student with painting of a rocket
student with painting of a rocket
student with painting of a rocket
student with painting of a rocket
What was your dream in elementary school? It looks like the first female president will be from Catalayah!! We also have a rapper, NFL or NBA player, and several students may have a career in social work or humanitarian aid. Mrs. Desy's 2nd-grade class created this "I Have A Dream" project after their lesson about Martin Luther King Jr. and the dream he had for his kids. Students then shared their dreams for the future. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
over 2 years ago, CPS Communications
photo of student thinking w/ talking bubble
photo of student thinking w/ talking bubble
photo of student thinking w/ talking bubble
photo of student thinking w/ talking bubble
Mrs. Faught's 2nd grade class at Catalayah completed a mini-unit on Friendship. They read books about friendships and how to be a good friend! They tied it into their language arts lesson on adjectives by brainstorming words to describe "friend"! The students also used adjectives to "sprinkle" in the classroom's cupcake art and writing activity! #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
over 2 years ago, CPS Communications
Student cupcake on construction paper
students cutting out construction paper
student writing on large paper
book covers
Our students have a blast at outside recess when the weather allows, and they come up with all kinds of fun and entertaining games together while outside! Here, they created their own Conga Line! #CPSZEBRAPRID
over 2 years ago, CPS Communications
students on playground in a conga line
๐Ÿคผ ๐–๐ก๐จ ๐ฐ๐š๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ซ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ง๐ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ฆ๐š๐๐ž ๐ข๐ง ๐ฌ๐œ๐ก๐จ๐จ๐ฅ? ๐Ÿคผ So many friendships begin in Pre-K and Claremore Public Schools are blessed to be able to be a part of that story! #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
over 2 years ago, CPS Communications
four prek students hugging
What is fact and what is opinion? The 2nd graders got their research books out and determined the difference between Fact and Opinion, and that is a Fact! #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
over 2 years ago, CPS Communications
kids reading
kids reading
kids reading
kids reading
Ethan Grimett selected as All-State Defensive Lineman. โ€œI'm so proud of Ethan. Ethan played linebacker for years, but he was willing to switch to the defensive line his senior year because that is where his team needed him. His unselfish attitude paid off in a big way. I look forward to coaching Ethan one last time this summer in the All-State game.โ€ - Coach Hurt The All-State game East vs West will be Jul 29, 2022. Of course, we all know moms are their kidsโ€™ biggest fan, and in this family that is definitely true. โ€œThis was his first year in the position and to get picked for All-State speaks volumes of his work ethic. Our family is so proud of you Big E! A huge thanks to the coaches who have poured into him over the years. Heโ€™s had an amazing career as a Zebra and gets to suit up one more time as an All-Stater!โ€ - Michelle Eaton UPDATE - Ethan has committed to play for the Falcons at Friends University in Wichita, KS. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
over 2 years ago, CPS Communications
Ethan Grimett in his jersey and tackling a player
Mrs. Douthitt's class practices writing their sight words in "snow" (shaving cream, but they are great at pretending.) #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
over 2 years ago, CPS Communications
kids writing in shaving cream on table
kids writing in shaving cream on table
Ruby Quinn at Robson Performing Arts Center was awarded a 2021 Fall Grant for "Embroidery Machine for Costume Shop"! "We are so thankful for the Claremore Public School Foundation and all they do for the students. We appreciate this grant for a sewing/embroidery machine to replace our costume shop's old and broken one. We have the CPSF to thank for all the wonderful tools/machines/equipment they have provided to keep the Robson PAC at its best technically and artistically. Thank you will never be enough."-Ruby Quinn, Robson PAC Twelve grant applications totaling more than $31,000 were received and considered during this grant cycle. To find out more visit the CPSF website: https://claremorepublicschoolsfoundation.org/ #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
over 2 years ago, CPS Communications
CPSF Board with congratulations sign
Chelsea Mize is the newest member of our CPS Board of Education (BOE). Mize began her service to her alma mater in 2021. Chelsea, born and raised a Zebra, graduated from CHS in 2003. She is the third generation to graduate from CHS, preceded by her father and grandfather; she looks forward to her children being the fourth generation of Zebras. She continued her post-secondary education at NSU, earning a degree in Early Childhood Education from NSU. Mize is the owner of The Cranberry Merchant and Cranberry Estate Sales. Her volunteer efforts have been with the Green Country Chrysalis Board of Directors and currently on the Claremore Main Street Board. She is married to Matt Mize and has two children: Titus and Rosie, both part of this dazzle of Zebras. When asked to reflect on a teacher that made a difference in her life, Mize has a unique story she shared, โ€œ I can remember all of my teachers, and each one left a positive impact on my life and many of them I get to enjoy friendships with still today. (Okay, now that I've sat here and thought about each teacher, some of which are now gone, I'm now teary.) Thinking back over each teacher, I can remember some of the curricula they taught, but their most significant impact on me was the lessons of self-worth. They showed me love, grace, compassion, tough love, steadiness, self-worth, hard work, and a love for learning. Their impact has sculpted me into to person I am today. Being the daughter of a teacher and the stepdaughter of a high school coach, it didn't matter which teacher's classroom I was in; if the teacher was in the school building, they were my teacher! Those teachers and coaches were the village that raised me. I laughed, cried, embarrassed myself, was fed by them, driven home, and got a LOT of life coaching along the way. The Zebra family was MY family. (Okay - I'm teary again!).โ€
over 2 years ago, CPS Communications
Chelsea Mize  BOE member
CPS students are 100 days smarter. Today across the district student celebrated their own way. Claremont kindergarteners strutted down the red carpet to show off their 100-day shirts. โ–ถ https://youtu.be/dIXydSpAg6o #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
over 2 years ago, CPS Communications
100 with pics of kids in shirts with 100 items on them
Shane Huey was appointed to fill the Ward 5 seat in 2020 and then ran unopposed in 2021 and will complete a five-year term. After graduating from Barnsdall High School in 1991, he attended Northeastern State University and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. He is a CI Engineer at Reading Truck Body. He became a Zebra in 1995 after he and his wife, Amanda, chose to move to Claremore and make a home on the same street she had lived growing up. His wife grew up a Zebra, and now they have two Zebra daughters. Shaylee attends Claremont Elementary and plays softball. Samantha attends Claremore High School and is a State Championship dance team member. His high school English teacher, Steve Bowling, was his most influential teacher. He recalls, โ€œAt the time, he was a 4th-degree black belt in taekwondo. He brought the same dedication he used in taekwondo to the classroom. He was hard and held you accountable. He expected more from you than you thought you could give. He pushed you to the max but was the first to say congratulations.โ€ When asked this question, he shared that it made him reflect on his educational experience and motivated him to reach out to Mr. Bowling to share his appreciation. We are sure Mr. Bowling would be proud of Mr. Huey, who serves his community and public education. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
over 2 years ago, CPS Communications
Headshot of Mr. Huey and his quote