2nd graders get busy on their iPads as they practice triple-digit addition at Roosa. When necessary, they carry the one into the tens or hundreds column and keep those place values in their place. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
over 2 years ago, CPS Communications
girl doing math on ipad
students on ipad
girl doing math on ipad
boy on ipad
Some of our 3rd-grade friends at Westside have been busy constructing Array City! An array refers to a set of numbers or objects that will follow a specific pattern. Arrays are visual tools that assist in teaching division and multiplication. They are a great tool that can help engage students with various learning styles. Look at the fantastic work these students did! We love their hard work and focus! #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
over 2 years ago, CPS Communications
boy smiling with supplies
boy gathering pieces of paper supplies
girl smiling gluing piece of paper
array city samples
It's amazing the teaching opportunities centered around a pumpkin. Students at WRJH even made pumpkin pie in a bag last week as they learned about Thanksgiving. Here is some pumpkin trivia provided by our Ag in the classroom partners. 🔸 Pumpkins originated in Central America. 🔸 Native Americans called pumpkins "isqoutm," their word for "squash." 🔸The pumpkin is one of only a few foods we still eat today that is native to North America. 🔸Pumpkins were a main part of the daily diet for the Pilgrims and other early 🔸New England settlers. Dried pumpkin shells served as bowls for storing grains and seeds. Native Americans flattened strips of pumpkins, dried them and made mats from them. Pumpkin seeds were food and medicine for Native Americans. 🔸Colonists made the first pumpkin pies by slicing off pumpkin tops, removing the seeds and filling the insides with milk, spices and honey, then baking it all in hot ashes. Pumpkins were also used in the crust. 🔸The pumpkin is a vegetable, related to squash. It is high in fiber and contains potassium and Vitamin A. 🔸Some kinds of pumpkins are grown for cattle to eat. 🔸The largest pumpkin pie ever made was over five feet in diameter and weighed over 350 pounds. It used 80 pounds of cooked pumpkin, 36 pounds of sugar, 12 dozen eggs and took six hours to bake. 🔸The tradition of carving pumpkins at Halloween started with the Irish, but the original jack-o-lanterns were made from turnips. When the Irish immigrated to the U.S., they found pumpkins a plenty, and they were much easier to carve. 🔸Pumpkins range in size from less than a pound to over 1,000 pounds. The town of Roffstown, New Hampshire, holds an annual pumpkin regatta each October, in which giant pumpkins are hollowed out to make room for a single passenger, then fitted with trolling motors and paraded on the Piscataquog River. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
over 2 years ago, CPS Communications
teacher and student with baggie of pumpkin pie
student with cup of pumpkin pie
teacher puts whip cream on pumpkin pie for student
students kneaded pie filling in a bag
What can you add to their grateful list - put them in the comments of our FB page and we'll share them with the class? Mrs. Devers' 2nd-grade class at Roosa created an ongoing thankfulness chain during November. They challenged themselves to see how long we could make it, as they practiced the life principle of gratitude—what a great way to visualize the things you have to be thankful for daily. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
over 2 years ago, CPS Communications
students holding paper chain along wall
students holding paper chain along wall
students with paper chain on the floor
🎶Now I Know My ABC’s🎶 In addition to focusing on one letter each week, Pre-K at Westside has been playing various matching games where students look at a printed letter and find the plastic manipulative piece to match. We hope you enjoy these proud faces as much as we did! #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
over 2 years ago, CPS Communications
boy smiling with ABC letter board
girls smiling with P & J
boy smiling with ABC letter board holding a "M" upside down
boys letters J & R
Building empathy and compassion in our students strengthen our school and our community. It is also part of the Great Expectations Life Principles we are committed to embedding into our educational strategies. Creating a caring community is more than just telling kids to "walk in someone else's shoes." Projects like the food drive help connect students to the needs of others and their responsibility to help. Westside finished up their Fall Food Drive and is proud to announce they collected 2,129 items. The 3rd graders accounted for 721 of those items. In addition to the class contributions, the WS Running Club Turkey Trot added another $100 items to the total. Thank you to all who participated! We are elated to build a better community by creating students that show compassion and empathy. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
over 2 years ago, CPS Communications
student checking in for the Turkey Trot canned food run
over 2000 food items on a table
CHS announces the 2022 Head Volleyball Coach, Derek Jackson. “I look forward to creating a championship culture in Claremore and taking us to the next level. It’s going to be a great year in 2022,” Coach Jackson! 🏐 He grew up in Kellyville, Oklahoma. 🏐 JH coach in Stillwater for 1 season. 🏐 Head coach at Clinton for two seasons. 🏐 Head coach at Sand Springs for three seasons. 🏐 Has the 2nd and 3rd winningest seasons in school history at SS. 🏐 Only 14 wins away from 100 career wins. 🏐 Voted VYPE SW OK coach of the year in 2018. 🏐 FVC runner-up coach of the year in 2020. 🏐 2021 AVCA 30 under 30. (Only 30 coaches in the nation receive this prestigious award each year.) 🏐 Married to Skylar Jackson, who coaches at Broken Arrow HS. Let's welcome him to the Zebra family with a virtual applause 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 in the comments of our FB page. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
over 2 years ago, CPS Communications
Coach Jackson talking to 1 palyer
Coach Jackson and his wife in OSU gear.
Coach Jackson talking to 3 players
coach Jackson celebrating a win on the court
WHAT A DAY! Claremont students were treated to an RSU Basketball game, pizza and candy thanks to our amazing partners in education, RCB Bank and RSU! Thank you, RCB and RSU for continuing to love on our staff and students! #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
over 2 years ago, CPS Communications
RSU Hillcat mascot giving student nucks
students smiling
students smiling and being silly
students smiling
Join our talented team!! Westside Elementary needs to hire a Kindergarten Paraprofessional! If you are interested in filling this position and joining our team, please go to https://bit.ly/3xCO6S6 or call (918) 923-4201 for more information. We look forward to hearing from you and are excited to add a new member to our team! It's a great day to become a Zebra! 😉 #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
over 2 years ago, CPS Communications
staff in Incredibles costumes
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at CPS. Check out Mrs. Roach's #ArtTeacher tree in WRJH art room. 🎄 Join in on the festivities and post a pic of your tree(s) in the comments of our FB page. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
over 2 years ago, CPS Communications
Christmas Tree w/ decorations around it
Red/white Christmas Tree
varied color Christmas tree w/ artist orniments
larger Christmas tree w/ red & white ornaments
Mrs. Roller's 1st grade class at Catalayah enjoyed their fun hands on activity practicing their adjectives. They got to move around the classroom and hunt for adjectives to add to their list. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
over 2 years ago, CPS Communications
Student smiling with a list of adjectives on a clipboard
Students with a list of adjectives on a clipboard
Student with a list of adjectives on a clipboard
This week's ZTV covers CHS Site Teachers of the Year, Wrestling updates, Dance Team updates and All-Region award interviews, NJROTC Blood Drive State Champion interviews, and more. Watch here ▶ https://youtu.be/fL5sxcxAGlc You can find all athletics schedules on the website ▶ https://www.claremore.k12.ok.us/o/athletics/page/claremoreathletics #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
over 2 years ago, CPS Communications
Zebra Logo ZTV title slide
Claremont students in 3rd-5th grade were invited to write an essay entitled "What the Constitution Means to Me." These essays were then judged by a committee of teachers, and the winners were treated to a luncheon at RSU with a special guest, US Senator Jim Inhofe. Senator Inhofe received the RSU Constitution Award at the ceremony. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
over 2 years ago, CPS Communications
Claremont students in 3rd-5th grade were invited to write an essay entitled "What the Constitution Means to Me." These essays were then judged by a committee of teachers, and the winners were treated to a luncheon at RSU with a special guest, US Senator Jim Inhofe. Senator Inhofe received the RSU Constitution Award at the ceremony.  #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Playing school sports is all about fundamentals, fundamentals of the sport, and fundamentals of life. Coach Sherl wants the athletes he coaches to walk away with the most enjoyable experience on the baseball field, but he also wants them to be better people. Before Thanksgiving break, the Claremore Baseball team filled the community food pantry at the Rogers County jail with more than three pickup loads of food! After the shelves were filled, the team took a tour through the jail. They were surprised to see that there were families in need benefiting from the donations when they finished the tour. Coach wants to give them experiences they never forget and empower them to impact the world around them...starting in Claremore, OK. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
over 2 years ago, CPS Communications
Baseball team canned food drive
Baseball team loading shelves
Baseball team loading shelves
Creating a safe learning environment is one of Claremore Public Schools' goals for our district. It's essential to invest, resource, and equip our staff to carry out this mission in the classroom. Four CPS elementary teachers traveled to Edmond to hear Dr. Ruby Payne discuss her book, Emotional Poverty: How to Reduce Anger, Anxiety and Violence in the Classroom. Dr. Payne is a former teacher and administrator who specializes in helping other educators and community leaders understand poverty and its effects on students and their families. Pictured L - R: Katrina Hilderbrand, Karen Heath, Dr. Ruby Payne, Crystal Galvin, and Karen Olari. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
over 2 years ago, CPS Communications
 Pictured L - R: Katrina Hilderbrand, Karen Heath, Dr. Ruby Payne, Crystal Galvin, and Karen Olari.
“The thankful heart opens our eyes to a multitude of blessings that continually surround us.” James E Faust We spent some time last week at each site to ask what some of our students and staff what they are thankful for this holiday season. ICYMI this weekend you can watch here ▶ https://youtu.be/9MXRdUR1InM Share with us what you are thankful for in the comments. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
over 2 years ago, CPS Communications
Kindergartners and 1st graders begin learning to properly type on a keyboard!!!! This is a foreign skill for the little ones. They are pros on their iPads but with a little practice they will soon be pros at on computers too!! Look at how proud they are! #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
over 2 years ago, CPS Communications
student with paper keyboard
student with paper keyboard
students with paper keyboard
student with paper keyboard
It's College Game Day in Oklahoma! Cheer on your team. Put a ♥️ or 🧡 for your favorite in the comments of our FB page. Bonus points if you include a picture of you in your team gear! #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
over 2 years ago, CPS Communications
teacher in their OU or OSU gear
Lunch ladies are people, too. Take some time to talk to them and thank them when we return from break. They served over 1,150 holiday lunches Friday at our elementary schools. Our lunch crew aims to be a welcoming and comforting part of our students' day. Not only do they provide a healthy breakfast and lunch to our students, but they also want them to share with them how they did on their English test or even if they won their baseball game the night before. They have always worked hard but since March 2019, our crew has not waivered. They continue to serve meals and our students with a smile. We are thankful for every one of them. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
over 2 years ago, CPS Communications
Thanksgiving meals cafeteria lady ringing up student meal
Student eating Thanksgiving meal
Student & parent eating Thanksgiving meal
Student eating Thanksgiving meal
Who is watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade today? 🙋‍♀️on our FB post. Have you ever wondered how that parade originated? Roosa 2nd graders read the book Balloons over Broadway by Melissa Sweet and created balloons characters. This book tells about Tony Sarg, a puppeteer who invented the balloons for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
over 2 years ago, CPS Communications
class with balloon characters
students with Christmas tree balloon characters
students with cat balloon character
boys with balloon characters