“If you want to win, do the ordinary things better than anyone else does them day in and day out.” —Chuck Noll, Head Coach Pittsburgh Steelers (1969-91) Claremore High School has a program of any male in the 7th - 12th grades. Everyone is welcome - you do not have to be in an athletic program. You can contact firstname.lastname@example.org or click here https://drive.google.com/ …/0B1qcTvGKW4MBdFA1eHhrc3lzaj…/view #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Six of our CPS elementary students attended the TOSS (Teachers Of Successful Students) Conference hosted by the @Cherokee Nation. The conference focused on best practices, strategies, and resources for STEM Reading Integration. "Participating in these sessions are sparking a fresh excitement for integrating STEM into my reading class!" - Mary Kropp, Roosa Elementary. "I've always believed our most valuable resources are one another and the incredible professional development provided to us through TOSS just further validates that belief. We spent two powerful days learning what strategies and skills other Oklahoma educators are using in their classrooms to bolster their students' learning. We had the added benefit of staying together in the dorms at night, and had an absolute blast! We played cards, talked, laughed, and toured some old stomping grounds!!" - Vona Cardwell, Roosa Elementary "I was able to take several classes that will add to my classroom curriculum and my after-school Native American Club, but there were so many classes to take! We decided to divide and conquer - each evening, we all discussed and shared our insight and how it could be used to help all of our students. It was so wonderful to be able to collaborate with our fellow Claremore teachers and share our knowledge and experiences from this conference." - Jackie Boyd, Claremont Elementary In addition to STEM teachers were reminded how valuable the professional relationship with students affect learning. "I came away from the TOSS workshop with a neck up checkup when dealing with difficult students. First, make sure you are acting from your education and knowledge, not from your own emotions- keep your emotions in check. Second, evaluate your relationship with that child- make sure you have connected to this child or get someone who does have a relationship with them. Try to allow choices that don't jeopardize your relationship. Be consistent." - Glenda Bacon - Roosa Elementary These teachers enhanced their professional skills and provided the opportunity to make new friends/colleges, and to strengthen their bond with current friends/colleges. This bonding broadens the professional resources for our staff that extends beyond the walls of CPS. CPS teachers that attended were: Lynse Robinson, Mary Kropp, Glenda Bacon, and Vona Cardwell from Roosa Elementary; Jackie Boyd from Claremont Elementary; and Stacye Bacon Bacon from Will Rogers Elementary. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE #STAFFSUMMERSCHOOL
Claremore Public School is NOW HIRING dynamic and passionate teachers to be a part of our teaching teams at Roosa Elementary and Claremont Elementary. Apply at: www.claremore.k12.ok.us/employment #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
CPS TSA is bringing home the TWO NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP TITLES in the Chapter Team Event. Both the @Claremore High School and the @Will Rogers Jr High teams placed 1st in this event. Congrats to CHS: Blake,Tate, Eva, Molly, Katy, Grace, and Jamil. WRJH: Cameron, Ethan, Adele, Kennedy, Alex, and Adam. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Claremore High School is fortunate to have been awarded the Oklahoma GEAR UP grant to help our students learn about, enroll in, and be successful in college. We believe is important for students to take part in college bridge/orientation programs as they prepare to start college. The process of starting college and a lack of information about the campus and its resources can be huge stumbling blocks to students. These programs help to tear down as many walls as possible for the entering college freshmen and help them make a successful start. The GEAR UP Grant will reimburse the cost of college orientation/bridge programs for students who graduate from Claremore High School and attend any Oklahoma college or university. To find out more information and to register go to their website http://www.okgearup.org/cbp.shtml. Registration is open until Sept. 1, 2019.
Three CPS teachers from Roosa Elementary, Vona Cardwell, Michelle Brasher, and Heather Peters, attended the OSU 2019 STEM Teacher Institute, where they learned valuable new strategies in turning "stem" lessons into "STEM" lessons! "Big difference!!" - Vona Cardwell. "The workshops taught the participants how to evaluate activities or lessons labeled STEM critically — creating lessons that are "turned up. You want STEM not, stem." - Heather Peters. A little "s" means that there may be a weak science link or concept; a turned up "S" means the science is connected your grade level science objectives. This evaluation process is applied the same way to the "T-E-M, as well." With the "E" and "M," the goal is to have the students actually discover a solution not arrive at a cookie cutter conclusions. A real STEM lesson would support the coordinating objectives for each grade level. "Utilizing STEM in a classroom is an overwhelming concept, and this conference empowered the teachers to be able to wade through the 'fluff' to find lessons that exemplify what STEM is supposed to bring to the classroom," Peters added. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE #STAFFSUMMERSCHOOL
Stacye Bacon, WRJH teacher, received a $1,000 Grant at the Teacher Of Successful Students Conference to teach Reading Remediation students about "Cool Courageous Careers." Each lesson will include computer technology, special guests from the community, and STEM activities. These lessons are to expose students to career options for life after high school. This grant was one of only ten presented to teachers that attended the TOSS Conference by the Cherokee Nation. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
What's better than expanding reading instruction from the comfort of home? Through school funding, Jessica Peck is enrolled in #STAFFSUMMERSCHOOL and attending the Reading Simplified Academy from home. The 11 unit online course instructs teachers on how to master a streamlined approach to reading instruction for all students. After studying each unit and completing a unit test, she will implement those skills with a student, then reports back to an open forum about the lesson. "For me, this course has been a game changer!" - Mrs. Jessica Peck, Claremont Elementary.
CPS Academic Calendar - Updated 6.25.19 #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Yesterday was the last 7X7 practice on the old turf. Your #ZEBRABOND2019 dollars will go to work in July when they begin installing the new football turf on @ClaremoreHighSchool's Lantow Field. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Sixteen of CPS Technology Student Association members are on their way to "Model The Way" at the National TSA Competition this week in Washington D.C. Share with them our #CPSZEBRAPRIDE and give them a shout out below!
Our very own Mrs. LaRonna Hurt was selected to present at the TOSS (Teachers Of Successful Students) Conference hosted by Cherokee Nation. CPS is proud to have quality teachers that are setting the bar for other teachers. Mrs. Hurt covered three crucial topics: Enhancing Literacy Skills through Read Alouds - participants joined in a whole group story mapping lesson using book rich with robust vocabulary by Patricia Polacco. Ideas were modeled and shared on how to enjoy a beautiful picture book while enhancing students’ understanding of vocabulary, comprehension, figurative, language, character traits and types, plot structures, and many more literacy skills. STEM? But, I teach Reading! - Many critical skills used for growing strong readers and writers are also core skills in the study of science, technology, engineering, and math. This workshop focused on showing how educators can enhance reading through STEM lessons, activities, and non-fiction text. By integrating literacy and STEM, children can become strong readers while exploring topics that may pique their interest in STEM. Reading Enhancement through Technology - Participants will learn how to meet students in the 21st century by promoting technology while exploring various free websites that enhance reading skills and development. These websites allow students to grow their reading through critical thinking and not utilizing technology as an online worksheet. Mrs. Hurt uses these techniques and strategies in her classroom at Will Rogers Junior High.
Cheer camp can be an exciting part of the summer for so many cheerleaders! It’s a time to learn new skills, make new friends, and most of all, enjoy quality time with your old friends and great role-models. @Claremore High School Cheer team hosted 38 future cheerleaders this summer for a mini-camp. Thank you @CZ Cheer for inspiring our younger cheerleaders and instilling in them our #CPSZEBRAPRIDE!
Champ Cattle Camp has come to an end for Ben, a Claremore FFA member. As a rookie beef showman, this camp is extremely beneficial for him to learn the daily activities, show preparation, showmanship pointers, and given him numerous clipping & fitting opportunities. It might be the weekend, but it's just another day for Claremore FFA to show their #CPSZEBRAPRIDE.
Oklahoma FFA announced their top 37 chapters. Claremore FFA earned a spot in those rankings this week. Their National Chapter application will now be reviewed by National FFA judges who will determine the top chapters in the nation. Congratulations to the members and their advisors, Ms. Schrock and Mr. Boyer. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
YOUR BOND DOLLARS AT WORK “Band is not proud because it performs well; it performs well because it is proud.” -George Parks This year the award-winning CHS Zebra Band drumline will perform with more #CPSZEBRAPRIDE, on their brand new top of the line Yamaha instruments. CPS purchased 4 marching bass drums, 3 marching snares, 2 marching tenors, with cases and stadium hardware. Also, they replaced 4 sousaphone cases. The current equipment was approximately 12 years old.
Rose is representing Claremore FFA, as a delegation of Oklahoma FFA members are heading to Washington DC for the week-long Washington Leadership Conference. She will meet FFA members from across the US while completing service learning projects, gaining leadership skills, and touring the sites of our nation's capital. Congratulations & have fun; it's truly an experience you'll never forget. Show the nation your #CPSZEBRAPRIDE.
Claremore High School's Jayen Losh, selected as a @TheGatesScholar. Enrolling at OU, Jaylen will pursue an undergraduate degree in physics with the ultimate goal of earning his doctoral degree to become a research physicist. #CHSZEBRAPRIDE
@Vona Cardwell, our District Teacher of the Year needs your help showing your #CPSZEBRAPRIDE. She needs pictures and/or video clips of both past and present Claremore teachers, principals, administrators, faculty, and staff members doing anything education related. This request includes teaching, being engaged in political endeavors, participating in community events, interviews, news articles, etc. They can be old, new, happy, sad, funny, insightful, delightful...you get the idea). AND SHE NEEDS THEM ASAP! Please send to email@example.com. Please put in the subject bar “iMatter.”
Congratulations to Claremore High School on earning three Oklahoma Blood Institute scholarships! Their annual blood drive program had 312 blood donations, affecting 936 local lives! "Hosting a blood drive is not only a vital community service project but also a personal commitment to help others. Thanks to many high schooler's commitments, Oklahoma Blood Institute can fulfill its mission of maintaining a reliable blood supply for area patients and local hospitals. These efforts to "Keep it Local" brings hope, health, healing, and comfort to friends, family and neighbors. On behalf of grateful blood recipients and the Oklahoma Blood Institute, we honor and thank Claremore High School," said Susan Daubeneck-Addison - Oklahoma Blood Institute Tulsa Account Consultant. This year's scholarship winners are Austin Killer, Emilia Anquoe (not pictured), and Abraham Holley. Austin and Emilia have been an integral part of coordinating the blood drives for the past four years through the Claremore NavyJrotc. Abe donated more units than any other student at CHS. You can join these young people TODAY at the Claremore Conference Center to donate blood and help other CHS students win a scholarship.