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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.