UPDATE 4-3-20 RE: Letter from Superintendent Frazier about Continuous Learning Launch April 6th Zebra Family, My hope and prayers are that you are safe & healthy while taking care of your families and friends. Our number one concern is your safety and wellbeing. Parents, we love and miss your children. Closing our buildings and canceling many of our year-end events leaves us broken-hearted. Since these restrictions have gone into place, we have been working on a plan to connect with students and families - to do what we do best - love and teach your children. I am so proud of the work our teachers and administrators have done over these past few weeks. I am proud to be a Zebra. With that said, tonight, we are releasing our Continuous Learning Model for all students beginning Monday, April 6th. Read more and access the guides on our website...https://www.claremore.k12.ok.us/o/cps/page/continuous-learning-plan-distance-learning-resources
COVID-19 UPDATE: 3.27.20 l 3:00 PM RE: Graduation l Updating Contract Information l Child Nutrition l Personal Belongings l Returning of School Equipment/Uniforms https://www.claremore.k12.ok.us/o/cps/page/health-services--460
UPDATE: 3.24.20 l 7 PM RE: Letter from Superintendent Bryan Frazier - Response to Superintendent Joy Hofmeister’s Proposed Recommendation to the State BOE to be made on 3.25.20 Read it here https://www.claremore.k12.ok.us/o/cps/page/health-services--460
𝐔𝐏𝐃𝐀𝐓𝐄 𝟑.𝟐𝟑.𝟐𝟎 𝐈 𝟔 𝐏𝐌 𝐑𝐄: 𝐌𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐬 𝟐 𝐆𝐨 - 𝐃𝐚𝐲 𝟏 Zebra families, Today was the first day of our Meals 2 Go Drive-Thru. The process revealed some operational challenges we are committed to resolving. I apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and the kind spirit you all demonstrated in the lines today. We are diligently working today to fix these issues and will be better prepared tomorrow, to properly serve our community. Thank you again for your patience and understanding during this unprecedented situation. Strong Schools - Strong Community - ZEBRA Strong Superintendent Bryan Frazier Claremore Public Schools
Claremore Public School has been approved for a drive-thru, “Grab and Go” meal service. Children will receive lunch for the current day and breakfast for the next morning, at NO COST. Meals are available for anyone 18 and under. Meal distribution will begin Monday, March 23rd. Locations will be open Monday - Friday from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Three Pick up locations: → Elementary - 2600 Holly Road (circle drive on the north side of the building). → CPS Enrollment Center - 101 West 11th Street (circle drive). → Cedar Point Church - 1600 N Lynn Riggs Blvd. (under the main entrance sign). If you do not have transportation please contact CPS, 918-923-4200, so we can identify under-served pockets and address those needs. You can find the menu on the website or the CPS App > Site > Dining. Continue to refer to our website or the Claremore Public School app. You can find the free app on Google Play or App Store. Strong Schools - Strong Community - Zebra Strong #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
CPS Prescription Medicine Retrieval Procedures We understand that due to this unplanned closure, some families may have left their child’s essential prescription medications in the school. If you need your child’s prescription you may pick it up at their school site Monday, March 23rd between 10 AM and 2 PM. In order to practice social distancing please email your site principal directly to schedule a pick-up time. Medication will be brought out to you and can only be picked up by a parent/guardian - ID will be required. Catalayah Elementary - [email protected] Claremont Elementary - [email protected] Claremore High School - [email protected] Roosa Elementary - [email protected] Westside Elementary - [email protected] Will Rogers Junior High - [email protected]
Find the COVID-19 update posted today at 6:30PM, at https://www.claremore.k12.ok.us/o/cps/page/health-services--460
3.16.20 l 2:45 PM State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister has called an emergency meeting of the State Board of Education for 4 p.m, today. We will continue to monitor the situation and communicate over the next few days, on our plan to support families. Please be patient, as we all navigate through this unprecedented time together. Updates will be posted on our website at: https://www.claremore.k12.ok.us/o/cps/page/health-services--460
3.15.20 l 5:00 PM Again we are trying not to make long term decisions when information is changing rapidly and/or not available. We will attempt to give our families lead time on any postponements or cancellations, when possible. Based on the current level of community transmission, we are taking measures to be back in school on March 23. The status could change day-to-day. If the community transmission level rises, steps will be taken to become more restrictive. Community transmission levels are determined by the CDC based upon confirmed positive tests. As the testing process becomes more available and widely administered, the numbers will likely increase. The quantity and location of the concentrations of positive results determine transmission levels. These levels will be a factor in making our decisions. Therefore, decisions on events that are weeks or even months away cannot be determined at this time. We are attempting to mitigate this virus and do our part. Please reference the links provided below to the CDC to guide you and your family in your personal decisions. As things change, we will be timely with our communication and will use email, the Claremore Public Schools app, and our website to publish new developments with our plan. Thank you for your support and understanding during this unprecedented time.
3.14.20 l 7:00 PM Claremore Public Schools will be using spring break to deep clean and thoroughly disinfect all of our buildings. Only essential central office administration, construction, and cleaning crews will be allowed on-site during spring break. This time also allows for epidemical evaluation and contact tracing by health agencies. The data provided by the CDC will give us more information to make decisions in the coming days and weeks. Our team will meet at the end of this next week regarding events beginning Monday, March 23.
In today's Fridays With Frazier, Superintendent Bryan Frazier takes us on a tour of all the active #CPSZEBRABOND2019 projects. It's an exciting time to be a ZEBRA. Watch it here: https://youtu.be/h18ONpz3CkI #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
🏃 Claremore Crayon Run to Benefit All Claremore Public Schools This Year 🏃 The Claremore Public Schools Foundation is bringing the Claremore Crayon Run back to Claremore Lake, Saturday, April 25, 2020. Fun Run and 5K registration includes race (timed in 5K), t-shirt, finisher medal, and end of race color celebration! Sound familiar? Claremont Elementary has been putting on the Crayon Run for the past six years. "Claremont approached the foundation with the idea to improve the event by having it benefit all of CPS schools, including Claremont," Randa Fay, Claremont Principal. "It is such a successful yet labor intensive event. Having the foundation join forces to make this event bigger and better just makes sense. " Stay tuned for more information by following CPSF on Facebook, www.facebook.com/ClaremorePublicSchoolsFoundation/, or visiting the CPSF website, http://www.claremorepublicschoolsfoundation.org/, or by emailing or calling the CPSF office at [email protected] or 918-923-4308. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
The CHS Art Program has worked tirelessly to prepare for this incredible opportunity to showcase the work of its artists. The PAC will be open to the public every day this week, during school hours, to view the art. However, today, March 10th, the program will host a public reception to meet our artists. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
LET'S PLAY BALL!!! Yesterday, was OPENING DAY for Claremore Zebra Baseball! They are starting the new season with new uniforms and new lockers, but they wear the legacy of those that came before them on our backs. It was a great day to be back on Legendary Legion Field with Claremore Zebra Baseball Alumni watching over them from the press box.
MICHELLE RAHN, CLAREMORE PUBLIC SCHOOLS, WINS THE MEDAL OF EXCELLENCE AWARD HONORING THE TOP FIVE EDUCATORS IN OKLAHOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS. Read more here: https://www.claremore.k12.ok.us/article/200548?org=cps
This weekend, your Claremore Varsity Dance Team traveled to Orlando, FL, to compete at nationals. There were over 800 performances this weekend and competitors from other countries, such as Ecuador. The competition was diverse and fierce, but the team's attention to detail, skill execution, and creativity prevailed. 💃 They are bringing home a 2nd place in Medium Varsity Open and a 3rd place in Medium Varsity Kick! They didn't place in hip hop, but we are still very proud of how well they performed. It's a GREAT DAY to be a ZEBRA! #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Wrestling season has come to an end, but not without a ＳＴＡＴＥ ＣＨＡＭＰＩＯＮＳＨＩＰ！ Congratulations to our 1st Women's Wrestling State Champion, 🥇 Kearanie Johnson! Also, taking their place on the state championship podium were state runner ups, 🥈 Kaden Stanley and 🥈 Ryan Cochran, followed by 🏅 Aiden Boyd in 4th place. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Last week was National #FFAWeek. Many former FFA members can probably recite at least the 1st paragraph of the FFA Creed, maybe more. You know, "I believe in the future of agriculture...." The FFA Motto has always been Mr. Boyer's favorite, though. He explains that to him, it truly describes all of life. No matter what you do, those 12 simple words pretty well sum up what the joys & struggles of what life is all about. 🔵 Learning to Do 🔵 Doing to Learn 🔵 Earning to Live 🔵 Living to Serve. Many only see a select few individuals in the Blue & Gold, but for every student you see, two more are sitting in a classroom or at home, hopefully learning about agriculture. Let's not idolize one & forget about the other. Happy National FFA Week!! Enjoy the throwback picture of Mr. Boyer and little humor. Any FFA alums out there have a throwback photo of you in you Blue & Gold or at an FFA activity - please share it in the comments. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Haddock, Willhoite named the 44th and 45th Academic All-State recipients from Claremore. Read more in our news section: https://www.claremore.k12.ok.us/article/199135?org=cps #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
We are showing a little #CPSZEBRAPRIDE today! Amanda Stone, Claremore Alum, Becomes All-Time Winningest Head Coach in Shutout Victory at LATech. #OnceAZebraAlwaysAZebra https://latechsports.com/news/2020/2/28/womens-tennis-stone-becomes-all-time-winningest-head-coach-in-shutout-victory.aspx
The Oklahoma Blood Institute held its first Claremore Super Hero Challenge Blood Drive with 121 participants, 103 blood donors, including 19 first-time donors. Each donation can save up to 3 lives, that's 309 local lives impacted. But the giving didn't stop there. Over 1000 CPS students will also reap the benefits. 💗Roosa Elementary School had the most participants receiving a $750,💗 Catalayah receiving $500, and 💗 Claremont Elementary receiving $250. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
WRJH Girls in STEM Club participated in the Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance's Women STEM event. The girls entered a shoe challenge to design a versatile woman's shoe appropriate for a corporate and manufacturing setting. One of our teams took 1st place in the safest shoe design! These young women also participated in breakout sessions, including a science experiment, using robotics, inquiry-based math, and an engineering challenge. Dr. Kayse Shrum, Oklahoma Secretary of Science, was the keynote speaker encouraging the girls to "Be the Best Version of Yourself" and to "Dream Big and Live with Purpose." Thank you, Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance, for this inspirational opportunity! Wendee Henry of Claremore was also honored as a Woman of STEM and was a guest at our table! #WomeninSTEM #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
One of the highlights of National FFA Week is serving our community. Today @ClaremmoreFFA members packed bags for Food 4 Kids. This community service activity is one of the best programs we participate in throughout the year. When students leave school for the weekend, the last thing they should have to worry about is how they are going to get their next meal. Food 4 Kids sends bags of nutritious food home for students at CPS that are part of the program. Having the opportunity to give back is an essential part of FFA. #dontmeantobrAG #whatsyourwhy #nationalffaweek #okffa #ffa #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
@Melynee Naegele, at Will Rogers Junior High, uses 𝐻𝒾𝒹𝒹𝑒𝓃 𝐹𝒾𝑔𝓊𝓇𝑒𝓈, the story of NASA's black "human computers," during #blackhistorymonth to teach math and perseverance. Check out the story in 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘊𝘭𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘋𝘢𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘗𝘳𝘰𝘨𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘴 here: https://www.claremoreprogress.com/news/claremore-teacher-uses-hidden-figures-as-a-lesson-in-math/article_f30504fa-58a5-11ea-ab82-939ffab1e385.html?fbclid=IwAR0hN5sWEh98oPsiFSIvt6p6vHZ95OSWpFB3MT8of7NNTLOzAYCOFMWZ8ps Photo credits: Claremore Progress #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Mrs. Shilling's 6th-grade choir students went to Owasso High School and participated in the "Circle the State with Song" festival. In class, students auditioned and learned eight concert songs. Along with others who qualified from the northeast region of the state, our students spent the day working with Michael Shimp, the guest clinician. The CTSWS choir ended their experience performing a concert. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Claremore's technology program has been crazy busy, hosting a VEX tournament and a TSA conference these past two weeks. Last weekend there were 60 VEX teams, and this weekend over 400 students here to compete at the TSA Mini-Conference. Claremore students competed well at both events, but Mr. Isenbart is most proud of the #CPSZEBRAPRIDE they demonstrated. Students came in early and stayed late the past three weeks preparing to make the competitions a success. Students made trophies, printed judges' packets, set up fields, helped organize and run both competitions. The community support was unbelievable as well. Parents, advisors, teachers, former students, members of this community, as well as people from surrounding communities came to help—all a testament to the significant contributions the program and Mr. Isenbart have made in his tenure here. Thank you to everyone for all the hours, sacrifices, positive attitudes, and the support everyone has gives to the Claremore TSA and Robotics programs. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Claremore is sending six wrestlers to the State Tournament! Your Claremore Zebras wrestling team finished 5th out of 16 teams. ⭐Ryan Cochran - 1st ⭐Kaden Stanley - 2nd ⭐Aiden Boyd - 3rd ⭐Ashton Stevenson - 3rd ⭐Isaac Guinn - 3rd ⭐Carson Downum - 5th Congrats on punching your ticket to state! #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
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We are constantly hearing wonderful stories of our public school teachers, who are changing lives and lifting their students. We want to hear how and why these Claremore Public School educators have been instrumental in your life or the lives of your children. Before the month of love is over, let's show some of our public school teachers some love. Go to our Facebook page and share your #CPSZEBRAPRIDE in the comments, or send your story to [email protected], and we could highlight your story.
With CHS Basketball Senior Night coming up tomorrow night we have a special #TBT post for you today. One hundred years ago, the Claremore boys basketball team took to the court for the very first time. The 1920 yearbook states that this was the first year the boys' team "tried" the sport. The story about the girls' team was vague about the first year they played, but in 1820 they won more games than the boys did that year.
You've probably learned or heard about DNA, but have you ever seen it? As you may know, DNA is present in every cell of all plants and animals and determines all genetic traits of the individual organism. Mrs. Tietz's and Mrs. Simpson's class had guest speakers from the Noble Research Institute to help with this lesson. Each class extracted DNA from strawberries, put it in vials, and were able to take it home. Now that's a "berry" fun way to learn about DNA! #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Back in November, Jack Kissee Ford teamed up with Claremore Public Schools for the Ford Drive4URSchool program resulting in a $1500 donation. Thank you to the 75 teachers, parents, and community members who came to test drive a Ford and complete the survey. Kissee has committed to hosting another Drive4URSchool Spring 2021, at which time Kissee Ford hopes to have 300 people test drive so that they can donate the maximum of $6000 to CPS. Here Steve Kissee and Lyle Johnson from Jack Kissee Ford present Mr. Frazier, CPS Superintendent, a check that will be divided between all six schools participating. #StrongSchoolsStrongCommunityZebra Strong #CPSZEBRASTRONG
What a GREAT weekend for Claremore Robotics! All of the teams did a great job! 🏅Teams 8634A and 8634B won the Junior High Tournament 🏅Team 8634A won the Jr Hi Excellence Award 🏅Team 8634B won the Jr Hi High Skills Score 🏅Team 8634E won the Judges Award 🏅Team 8634F and 8634G made it to the semifinals before losing to the two other Claremore teams. All of the teams worked hard and represented Claremore with #CPSZEBRAPRIDE!
Dr. Jon Ramsey, Associate Professor of Agricultural Education at Oklahoma State University, spent some time at Claremore High School this week observing Ms. Jerryca Haller, student-teacher, teach her agriculture communications class. Students learned the six components of professional email correspondence. Ms. Haller comes to us via Imperial, California. When asked why she wanted to teach ag, she shared that she would like to have the same impact on today's students that her ag teachers had on her as a high school student. They helped her develop an appreciation for everything agriculture does, not only for her local community but also for the state and the nation. Jerryca would like to help her students in the same way by showing them the importance of agriculture since we all need to eat. Ms. Haller is paired with our seasoned AgEd teacher, Ms. Jessalyn Schrock. Ms. Schrock is in her seventh year at CHS. Among other successes, she is responsible for coaching two, state winning AgriScience Fair projects, a National 3-Star Chapter, and acquiring a Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education - Plant Science certification. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE #teachag #nationalFFAWeek
Claremore High School's yearly ZAP (Zebra Advisement Program) will conclude their year-long process with their annual enrollment night for all current 8th - 11th graders. The parent-teacher-student conferences will be held from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on March 26, 2020. Parents can schedule an appointment with your child's adviser using https://www.myconferencetime.com/claremorehs/.
Claremore High School's mission is to ensure high levels of learning in ALL areas and prepare ALL students with skills for success. It is our vision to encourage, empower, and educate ALL students to become lifelong learners and productive members of society. This week CHS science and social studies departments were provided a workday to meet together as a Professional Learning Community (PLC) and work on strategies to achieve our mission and vision. Teachers spent time planning pathways for the future, examining alignment to the ACT, discussing vertical alignment within their curriculum, and collaborating on how to use common formative assessment data to improve student learning. PLCs enable teachers to continually learn from one another via shared visioning and planning, as well as an in-depth critical examination of what does and doesn't work to enhance student achievement. This exercise was an opportunity to be intentional in bringing the content from the weekly meetings into a strategic department plan. The mathematics and English departments worked through the same process earlier this fall. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Mrs. Hernandez is hosting an informational meeting for our Germany 2021 trip on February 18th, at 6:00 PM in Room 306; RSVP through the link below. If you cannot attend and would like more information, fill out the RSVP and she will get in touch with you at your convenience. Tour Page - https://www.eftours.com/tour-website/2328933YR Info Meeting - https://rsvp.eftours.com/we52phh #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Claremore Robotics competed in the Verdigris VEX tournament; it was a great day to be a Zebra in Cardinal country. Claremore came away with eight of the fourteen top honors. Between the two WRJH teams, they brought home a Judges Award, a Design Award, a Highest Skills Award, and both junior high teams received the Tournament Champions title. The CHS team brought back the Design Award, the Excellence Award, and the Tournament Champions title. "They competed hard and represented Claremore well." - David Isenbart. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
WRJH wrestlers place at Junior High Wrestling State Tournament. "The Junior High wrestling season has come to an end. It was a season of growth for the young Zebras! Congratulations to Vivian Scuggins and Josh Feliciano for placing 4th at the Junior High State tournament. The future is bright for them and the rest of our team!" - Coach Weber Josh is in 7th grade and Vivian is in 8th grade. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Our National Championship TSA chapter needs judges for two upcoming competitions they are hosting. Let's show them our #CPSZEBRAPRIDE and sign up today! → Robotics on February 15th → TSA on February 22nd Please contact, David Isenbart at [email protected]
The Golden Norsemen and the Bulldogs will gain a Zebra on the field this fall. In conjunction with #nationalsigningday, two Claremore Zebras signed their official letter of intent to play football. MASON HAYES, CHS linebacker, signed with McPherson College in Kansas. DYLAN KEDZIOR, CHS receiver, signed with Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College in Miami. Hayes chose based on a feeling of home and Kedzior a chance to perfect his craft; both will seize the opportunity to play the sport they love and continue their post-secondary education. #studentathlete #CPSZEBRAPRIDE #OnceAZebraAlwaysAZebra
With support from Oklahoma GEAR UP, the Parent Leadership Academy provides parents with the tools and training to understand what students are expected to learn and be able to do. They learn the leadership skills necessary to develop parent-school-community partnerships to significantly increase the number of students who are prepared to enter and succeed in college. CPS Gear Up PLA members are Scott Newton and Alida Gonzales. They attended the first of three training sessions last month. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Today, two Claremore High School swimmers qualified for the 6A State swim meet. Sylvia Admire is the Regional Champion in the 200 Freestyle and the 500 Freestyle; Kaylee Ward placed 6th in the 200 Freestyle and 4th in the 100 Freestyle. Jenks High School will host the state meet Feb 21-22. Congratulations ladies! #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
"A baseball field must be the most beautiful thing in the world. It's so honest and precise. And we play on it. Every star gets humbled. Every mediocre player has a great moment." -Jim Lefebvre Recently, the Claremore baseball program got a new big boy toy to help maintain the most beautiful field in NEOK.
Students in Ms. Lopez's French II class introduced various francophone (French-speaking) regions to one another using brochures that they completed independently. Each brochure highlighted important cultural and historical facts while incorporating French vocabulary and sentence structure, and allowed the students to showcase their individual creativity. Students divided into small groups to present their brochures in both French and English and collaboratively gave constructive feedback to prepare for future class presentations. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
This is National School Counseling Week. The week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), highlights the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems and the tremendous impact they can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. Take a moment to thank our CHS Counseling staff. Debbie Grace - Seniors Kari Forest - Juniors amd testing Cindy Vanaman - Sophomores and Freshmen Tonya Rehanek - Secretary.
Our GEAR UP representatives are meeting with CHS seniors that intend to enroll at RSU about the Connect U event coming up in April. CONNECT U is a program designed specifically to help high school seniors with the college enrollment process. CONNECT U helps ease the transition to college by providing tools needed for the first day of school. Thursday, April 2, current CHS seniors that have been accepted into Rogers State University will participate in this exclusive event. The day-long activities will include: touring the college campus, enrolling for the fall semester with priority as a GEAR UP student, getting a college ID, discussing financial aid opportunities, finalizing housing for the fall, and completing their placement testing. Students need to bring the following: a photo ID or driver's license, a final transcript, and current health records. Seniors accepted to or in the process of being accepted to RSU feel free to talk to one of our GEAR UP staff members. Sarah Adcock - GEAR UP College Coach Rachelle Sturges - GEAR UP School Specialist Debra Keil - GEAR UP Education Coordinator To find out more about the GEAR UP GRANT check it out here: https://okgearup.org/ #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Remember, you can sign up to participate in the Dancing With The Zebras Mini Clinic the day of the clinic. However, to guarantee a t-shirt, you need to register by February 4th. Clinic dates are February 4th or February 10th; dancers can attend both clinics or just one. The performance will be on February 11th at the girls' basketball game. Contact [email protected] with any questions. Forms are available at each site or you can download them from here: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/578687/Dancing_with_the_Zebras_Mini_Clinic_Info_and_Registration.pdf #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
It is December 1773 and Mrs. Kropp's Social Studies Secret Agents are using multiple types of ciphers and puzzles to help the Sons of Liberty unlock the door to their meeting room. Sam Adams, John Hancock, and Paul Revere are counting on their sleuthing skills and knowledge to find the code, but time is running out. If the meeting happens, it will start a massive push for freedom; if not, we forever under the King's tyrannical rule. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
They say the Brainiac Brawl puts the 'FUN" in fundraiser! Jolynn Dotson, CPSF Board Member, shared, "Another successful Brainiac Brawl in the books! This event takes a village and I am so grateful to be apart of this village. A community coming together to support our teachers, students, education, and learning is beyond heartwarming." The Foundation gives grants to individual teachers and school sites, administers the Bluejacket Memorial Scholarship, provides specialized programs that enhance the learning process and creates community awareness for Claremore Public Schools. As a private, non-profit organization, the CPSF depends on the contributions of individuals and corporate donors to fund its programs. Donors impact Claremore children and the entire community by providing a better future for all of its citizens. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Claremore High School's GLOW ASSEMBLY is always a crowd favorite. Check out the videos on our Facebook Page. You can find them here, https://www.facebook.com/ClaremorePublicSchools/ and remember to LIKE the page before leaving. Want to see all our posts? Click the FOLLOWING tab and SEE FIRST. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Join us for the Claremore High School basketball homecoming, tonight. Claremore will play our Highway 20 rivals, the Pryor Tigers. *J.V. games - 4 PM *Varsity girls - 6 PM *Varsity boys - 7:30 PM *Coronation - half-time of the boys' game Congratulations to our 2020 Homecoming Court! FRESHMAN - Abby Dake escorted by Gannon Sherl SOPHOMORES - Kylee Ohman escorted by Brendan McHugh JUNIORS - Lisa Cerednic escorted by Drake Roark and Ella Claborn escorted by Matthew Strickland SENIORS - Brooke Jones escorted Jacob Cowherd and Chloe Dennis escorted Jace Schaffitzel QUEEN - Hailey Grant KING - Charlie Murdock #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
As we watch Miss Hall and the STEM club build their robots, those of us old enough hear George Jetson saying, "Hooba-dooba-dooba!" to express our wonder and astonishment. The students decide the style of robot they want to build. Then the students program the robots to walk, drive around, bend over, and pick up items. Stay tuned; videos will be posted after they are complete. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
In today's world, navigating different cultural contexts has become an essential life skill. Mrs. Lewis' class at Catalayah learned about the Chinese New Year, which started Saturday. The students discovered 2020 is the Year of the Rat, the first animal in the Chinese zodiac calendar. Students read books and made red paper lanterns. Lanterns are a part of the traditional celebration, and the color red represents luck. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Seniors may act like they're too cool to make giant compound sentences with appropriate conjunctions and punctuation, but they secretly enjoy it. Mrs. Jill Andrews' class broke into small groups and had a competition to see who could make the longest compound-complex sentence with correct punctuation, of course. First place was 22 clauses. Second place was 21 clauses. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
January is Board of Education Appreciation Month and we, at Claremore Public Schools, have the best board in the state! Take a moment and hear from our superintendent, Bryan Frazier, on what makes our board so special. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE https://youtu.be/uSPcbXXEqAw
"I am so blessed to work with great students! And when I say great, I mean future leaders! These students started preparing for the All-State Choirs in May 2019. Their hard work paid off; now they are cemented as the best of the best in the state. Congratulations to all of the All-State Choir members from Claremore High School. IT'S A GREAT DAY TO BE A ZEBRA." - CHS Choir Director, Ruiel Doonkeen. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
With the recent resignation of Claremore Public School board member, Brandon Wofford - Ward 5, the CPS Board of Education is now taking applications to fill the vacant seat. The Board of Education has sixty (60) days to fill this vacancy beginning January 1, 2020. All applicants must live within the boundaries of Ward 5 to be considered. You can find the school board map on the Claremore Public School website. If you are interested in speaking to or serving on the Claremore School Board, please contact Superintendent Bryan Frazier at [email protected]. The Board of Education will appoint the vacant seat on February 10, 2020. The deadline for consideration will be February 1, 2020.
Congratulations to our Head Basketball Coach, Tommy Nolan, and wife Maralyn, on the birth of their new baby girl. Welcome to our dazzle of little zebras Amelia Rae Nolan! She was born on January 16th, at 8:59 PM, weighing 7 lbs 1 oz. This school year, our staff added four future members of the CHS Class of 2037. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Six CHS band members performed in the All-State Band Concerts this weekend. Congratulations on receiving this honor. We are proud of all the sacrifices you have made to become some of the top musicians in your discipline. All-State Jazz Band (Dylan Ward and Hayden Rhoades) All-State Symphonic Band(Zach Hughes and Alyson Harvey) All-State Wind Ensemble (Faith Wallace and Sam Philpot)
There's so much going on around Claremore Public Schools! Check out this edition of "Fridays With Frazier" to find out more about the #ZEBRABOND2019 progress at the Junior High! Just another reason we have #CPSZEBRAPRIDE! Check it out on our facebook page. ://www.facebook.com/ClaremorePublicSchools/videos/2477054802550546/
Happy Birthday to Mrs. Helen Quiring, who began teaching at CHS in 1984 and has taught English here over half of her life. She celebrated by reading The Crucible today with her English III students. If you had Mrs. Quiring show her some love on her 70th birthday in the comments of our CPS FB page... and let us know what year you had her as a teacher. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Mrs. Cadwell took the Roosa STEAM Club spent the day an educational workshop put on by Brook Easton and her "EAST" students at Northeast Tech! The kids learned to create 3D images in AutoCAD, how to export and splice their designed images in Cura, and then print their images on the 3D printers. They participated in team-building activities, learned to shake hands properly, and got to play with drones and virtual reality goggles! They had a blast and learned so much! This experience is one they will always remember. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Just a reminder that the CPS instructional calendars for the remainder of this school year and next school year are posted on our website/app. Holidays, professional days, start and end dates, conferences, and everything else you need for planning purposes. Click here to view the calendars for 2019-20 and 2020-21 at: www.claremore.k12.ok.us/o/cps/page/academic-calendars--3
Thousands of people invite Michell Linn to breakfast every morning, she tells them stories about people, events, and life but she shares that space from the television screen. However, Catalayah students got to sit at the table with her before school dismissed for the holidays for a VIP pizza lunch. Michelle Linn, co-anchor of FOX23 Morning News, hosted a VIP lunch with the students that sold the most tickets for their school fundraiser. As a mother of 4 herself, Mrs. Linn knows the importance of engaging and mentoring young people. Students were enamored as she took the time to talk to each student individually. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Mrs. Boyd's Native American Club read the story How Grandmother Spider Stole the Sun while they were making pinch pots. A pinch pot is a simple form of hand-made pottery that dates back over 12,000 years. The pinching method is to create pottery that can be ornamental or functional and has been widely employed across cultures and times. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
PE teachers across the district, gave the students a challenge to Roll in the New Year!! Roll the dice ten times per day and complete the workout that goes with each number. The students that reach Gold Status will be recognized at Rise & Shine. We're inviting all CPS students & staff to join in. Let us know if you are "Rolling into the New Year" with us? #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Mr. Doonkeen and Mrs. Shilling had a great few days with the Oklahoma Choral Directors Association (OCDA) JH All-State Choir and HS Jazz All-State Choir Students this weekend! The students had intense rehearsals perfecting, sculpting, and creating fantastic choral music with the top students in the state of Oklahoma instructed by renowned choral clinicians from all around the United States. They finished off the weekend in downtown OKC performing a concert to exhibit their hard work on a beautiful audible piece of art! All-State Choir (8th - 9th grade): 8th grader, Lacey Arthur; 9th graders Austin Day, Mattie Long, and Bryce Urban. HS Jazz All-State Choir (10th - 12th grade) Keith Wiginton, 10th grade. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Check out Claremore Public Schools Food Share Program. https://www.claremoreprogress.com/news/cps-sodexo-institute-share-carts-during-school-lunch/article_104d4b06-3328-11ea-bcbf-73c7f4fb51ce.html #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Claremore Public School Foundation is now taking registrations for the Annual BRAINIAC BRAWL scheduled for February 1st. It's the most FUN of any FUNdraiser in Claremore. Register online at: www.claremorepublicschoolsfoundation.org Contact: Amy Evans, Executive Director 918.923.4308 (o) or 918.638.1112 (c)
Tomorrow brings the beginning of a new year at CPS and our teachers and staff are ready to have all our students back in our classrooms. Remember #AttendenceMatters in 2020. Resolve to make sure your child is present for the beginning of new chapters, new concepts, new practices, new techniques, new experiences, etc. EVERY DAY in 2020. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
As you prepare to go back to school remember it is a good time to wash coats, hats, gloves, and book bags, etc. to help limit the spread of germs. You can also use disinfectant wipes on items like book covers, binders, folders, and other items that can’t be washed. Thanks for helping keep our students and staff healthy. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE #AttendanceMatters
MANY mini TEACHERS! Choir students in Mrs. Shilling's class at WRJH gave Music Theory Presentations this past term. These presentations are student led projects where the students gave the history of the music theory topic, discussed why it's essential, taught the music theory topic, then created and facilitated an activity to reinforce learning. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
The Cherokee Nation has always been a supporter of Claremore Public Schools and our students. The projects they partner with us on don't just benefit our Native American students but all our students. Here, Keith Austin sits and talks to our NHS President and Representative about Native American culture, heritage, and the Hope Race NHS coordinated this fall. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Welcome to our very first Fridays With Frazier, a new series to help keep our community informed about what gives our district and city its #CPSZEBRAPRIDE. Our goals are to keep an open line of communication, to reach all our community, and help disseminate accurate and up-to-date information utilizing all modern mediums. You can watch it here: https://youtu.be/eqlRqUBUJS4 #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Gear Up Parent Leadership Academy is a great way to be a part of helping CPS accomplish its mission and vision to increase student learning and achievement. Our vision is that ALL students will have the option to provide evidence of their learning in numerous ways. Gaining necessary knowledge, skills, and attitudes to achieve their dreams and become successful members of the community in which they live. Check out how they contributed to making this happen in our science department this year. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE Check out the article here in our news section: https://www.claremore.k12.ok.us/article/173831?org=cps
CHS Volleyball Team takes time to BLOCK OUT CANCER. Raising $1000 to contribute to the ZUAC (Zebras United Against Cancer) fund; it's the most significant contribution from any of our sports teams currently. They have set the bar and challenge the other sports teams and clubs to show their #CPSZEBRAPRIDE and match their donation. #ZUAC #ZebrasUnitedAgaistCancer
When a student needs help, a teacher is there. One of our office aides was having trouble with his Algebra 1, and Mrs. Province was on her plan. She stopped when she saw him having trouble, sat with him, and helped him with his work. Mrs. Province is one of our 7th grade teachers. The student is an 8th grader, and not in her class. "Teachers do more than teach, and their impact extends far beyond the classroom. As a teacher, you are more than just an educator: you are a mentor, a confidant and a friend. One of the most common reasons to become a teacher is to make a difference in the lives of as many students as you can." - Taylor Mali, a renowned poet, education advocate and former teacher. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
The Spirit of Christmas was seen on the faces of every student at Claremont Elementary as Santa made a surprise visit before the students left for break. This special event was made possible by the proceeds raised by the Claremore Police Department's "No Shave November." Photo credits: Claremore Progress #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Reindeer Reading 2019, a time of reading fun at Roosa Elementary! The entire school lines up and down the hallways reading books while the 1st graders pass out candy canes to be enjoyed with their books. Reading can be fun, especially during the holidays! What are you reading during the holiday break? #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
"I've learned a lot from mentors who were instrumental in shaping me, and I want to share what I've learned." — Herbie Hancock At Roosa Mrs. Page's 1st grade class and Mrs. Kropp's 5th grade class get together each week for "book buddies." Before the break, they took time for an art project and made poinsettias. These opportunities help the younger students learn and practice new skills but also give the older students a chance to be leaders, to be mentors, to share what they have learned. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Running Club update!!! Mrs. Seidel has been logging all the miles from Running Club so far this year. As of Dec. 13 they have run 3,528 miles!! Jakob earned his 50-mile medal right before Christmas break!!! Keep up the excellent work!! Jingle Bell run combined with the last fanny pack Friday of the year made for an epic Friday afternoon!!!! These students have all earned their 25-mile medal. What a fun way to end the year and to celebrate their accomplishments!! What's your exercise goals for 2020? #CPSZEBRAPRIDE Watch the celebration and find out where these students could have run to in the world based on their miles logged in 2019. https://youtu.be/WkiNZ8iSIVA
Tonight (12.26) from 6P - 8P is the last night the Claremore High School band students will be playing at the Cotton Patch Cafe and the last day they will donate 10% of your total bill back to CBBA. This is an all day event; just tell them you are supporting the Claremore Band. Please come out and support the band & show your #CPSZEBRAPRIDE!
Twas the Night Before Christmas For Teachers - By Joyce Luke 'Twas the week before Christmas and all through the school Not a pupil was silent, no matter what rule. The children were busy with paper and paste; The mess that they made with it couldn't be faced. The teacher half frantic and almost in tears, Had just settled down to work with her dears, When out in the hall there arose such a clatter up sprang the kids to see what was the matter! Away to the door they all flew like a flash; The one who was leading went down with a crash. Then what to their wondering eyes did appear But a green Christmas tree! (To decorate I fear!) When the teacher saw this, she almost grew sick. She knew in a moment it must be Old Nick! She ran to the door (all her efforts were vain) But she shouted, and stamped, and she called them by name; "Now Tommy! Now Sandy, Now Judy and Harry! Stop Billy! Stop Robert! Stop Donny and Sherry! Now get to your places get away from the hall Now get away! Get away! Get away all! As leaves that before the wild hurricane fly The pupils, pell mell, started scurrying by. They ran to the blackboard and skipped down the aisle; Their faces were shining and each had a smile. First came a basket of popcorn to string Then came the Christmas tree (menacing thing). As the tree was brought in there arose a great shout; The pupils were merrily romping about. The state they were in could lead to a riot; The teacher was sure, if allowed, they would try it. Her nerves how they jangled! Her temples were throbbing! The rush of her breath sounded almost like sobbing! The lines of her face were as fixed as a mask; It was plain that she didn't feel up to her task. The look in her eye would have tamed a wild steer, But the children ignored it; they did every year. A tear from her eye and a shake of her head Soon led me to think that she wished she were dead. She spoke not a word but went straight to her work, Strung all the popcorn which broke with a jerk. But at last it was finished and placed on the tree; Then came the bell and the children were free. Their shrill little voices soon faded away And peace was restored at the end of the day. As she looked at the Christmas tree glistening and tall, She smiled as she whispered, "Merry Christmas to All"!!
Mrs. James' class did another STEM Challenge today where the objective was to build the longest paper chain garland. Students were only allowed to have a pair of scissors, 2 feet of tape, and 1 piece of construction paper as their materials. It was up to them on how to use it to make the chain. After creating the chain, students then measured their garland and made a bar graph with the data. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Roosa Second Grade went to the Tulsa Air and Space Museum! They learned about historical and modern aerospace, space travel, rocketry, and other topics. They went to the Planetarium and learned about Stars and even made our own stomp rockets! The tour included walking through and learning about an American Airlines Md-80! #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Found my way to a pretty cool place And hopped on top of a sturdy bookcase In the library I could read and read all day Mrs James has plenty of shelves for this elf to play Yesterday was our last day at school Touring your school for sure has been cool! Up on the rooftop perched so high Mrs. Townsend's class can count... oh my I found Mrs. Douthitts elf hanging on a line In a candy can cane countdown until Christmas Time Last but not least I made it to one more Mrs. Stolusky's kindergarten class was my last door I found a guitar and started to play And the kids caught me so I had to be on my way Merry Christmas as I scrambled out of the class This school sure has been a blast! At last I shall be on my way I must check in with Santa before the big day to tell him all the wonderful things I have seen Not a single teacher was naughty or mean They work hard and love on the kids every day The nice list is where ALL teachers shall stay! #elfontheshelfcps #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
4th grade had some great books to read In Brewster's I brushed up on GE McQueen had the perfect shelf to relax In William's room her space was filled to the max We're getting closer, the time is quite near Times almost up till a happy new year! Follow #elfontheshelfcps to see what mischief our elves get into this month. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Aryn & Jaalam Brown won the "Principals of the day" auction item last month at the Catalayah Carnival. This week Aryn & Jaalam got to observe classrooms, deliver notes, help host Rise & Shine, and many other essential duties of principalship. Guess who got to eat a special lunch IN THE PRINCIPAL'S OFFICE TOO! #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
"Buddy" has been up to some shenanigans in Mrs. Hutchens' classes that past week. Started the week with a much needed marshmallow bath, made a countdown to Christmas, tried to sneak in through the window and got stuck in the blinds, took a ride on the mighty zebra, missed his friends so much he decided to hang out with their photos and today said goodbye to them until next year. #elfontheshelfcps #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Ritter had papers she needed to file So I hopped on that shelf and helped her awhile Toops class was a blast and she had a whole pile So I jumped right in and swam for awhile Story had shelves all the way to the top Did you know when she's in there she helps kids a lot. Follow #elfontheshelfcps to see what mischief our elves get into this month. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Peak a boo I see you Mrs. Geranen...won't you come out and play A see saws the way to rock through your day Mrs Browns class has a water fall So this elf jumped in and had a ball In Hutchins room I needed a drink So I got some good ole H2O from the sink One more week to go Till the big Ho Ho Ho! Follow #elfontheshelfcps to see what mischief our elves get into this month. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Claremore High School Career Development Program is hosting a career interviewing workshop this week. This year the program invited the College and Career Classes to participate. Professionals from various community businesses volunteered their time to interview over 150 high school juniors and seniors, review their resumes, and give them feedback on how to strengthen their skills. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Seated on the lap of their parents during story-time, children too will grow into readers. Mrs. Book's class at Westside has had several guest readers this month, inspiring her students to read. With the holiday break just around the corner, we encourage you to take time to read to your kids during the coming weeks. What's one of your kids' favorite books for you to read to them? #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
The City of Claremore proudly announce one free baseball clinic and one free softball clinic during the month of January 2020. Contact Ron Paris to enroll or ask questions at (918)342-2522 or e-mail [email protected]
Come get your picture taken with Santa and your Claremore Dance Team! This fundraiser is helping your Dance Team go to Nationals in Florida to compete! Cost will be $10/family of 3 or less and $2 for each additional person! Please bring a camera or phone to take the photos! Santa will be set up TONIGHT outside the basketball games at the HS gym with an amazing Christmas backdrop! Santa has visited the Bass Pro Shops in Tulsa and is very excited about spending an evening with our Claremore Community! Thanks for all the support!!!
Today Hall and Coffee had rooms to inspect So I snuck in not a sound to detect All the computers were password protected So I sat in the back I hope undetected In art there was yarn laid out neat in a row So I tried it on... geez ...wish I had a bow So many crayons I just had to jump in So much fun don't know where to begin Follow #elfontheshelfcps to see what mischief our elves get into this month. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Parents/Guardians and Staff members, We invite you to share your feedback regarding our school breakfast and lunch programs. Please click the link below and answer a few short questions. Thank you for your participation. https://www.sodexosurveys.com/f/110529/151b/
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Catalayah 5th graders have been getting ready for BizTown this week! They had their interviews and assigned to their jobs; the Mayor has been elected, now they are prepared to go. We even had special guest Ethan Hutchins, Reporter for Channel 8 News came by and gave our Biztown reporter some tips! #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Looks like our Catalayah elf has a friend. Ms. Candy Cane visited Catalayah kindergarten this week to read and... pass out candy canes. Not only is she an inspiration to these students but a mentor to their teacher. She continuously and generously contributes encouragement, influence, and growth to Mrs. Stolusky's teaching career! We are thankful for those teachers that continue to pour into the next generation of students and teachers. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Claremore Robotics held the first tournament of the season with 39 teams from across the state competing. With six former TSA students and 17 volunteers helped the current TSA members facilitate the event and judge. The Claremore Robotics Team 9142A won the Design Award for the second time this season, and team 8634A won the Excellence Award at their first tournament of the year. Congratulations to the students, community, current, and former TSA students for volunteering! Our next Claremore Robotics tournament it will be held February 15th. It's free and fun for everyone to see! Competitions begin around 10am and will conclude at 4pm. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
I found my way on down the hall To second grade rooms but I had a quick fall Right into Mrs. Beasley's large craft trash can With a little assistance, I got out and ran Right over to McCracken's room real fast To find her elf upside down on a mast After the blood went back down to my toes I went to check Casey's elf's pose He was last minute shopping for Christmas toys So I got his prime password and got gifts for my boys Bennett had lots of books on her shelf So I cleared them cause duh this shelf needed an elf Can't wait to come back tomorrow and play In the gym, I got air and tried a dunk shot But into the net, my finger got caught In music, I joined the choir in song Singing my fav. I could go all day long Bonham and Hanson had the best spot To relax and unwind... I've been working a lot Can't wait to get back to the big guy and say All the great things I have seen today! Follow #elfontheshelfcps to see what mischief our elves get into this month. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE Only 13 more sleeps until CHRISTMAS!
"It's a beautiful mess in the art room today! My students are working on clay coil pots! They have to incorporate three different types of coils (braids, twists, swirls) or sculptural elements into their vessels. They're doing awesome for their first clay project," explained our art teacher, Mrs. Hoffer-Williams. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Thank you to Elizabeth Jean Salon for joining us on our quest to raise money for Zebras United Against Cancer. They did a drawing for a basket from community stores and raised $260 for the cause. "Instead of sending it to a national organization they choose to support ZUAC because it stayed in Claremore and directly benefited individuals in our Zebra Family." - Kristin Sanders Roseberry #CPSZEBRAPRIDE #StrongSchoolsStrongCommunityZebraStrong #ZebrasUnitedAgainstCancer
Can you design a system that will protect an egg from a fall? That's an Egg Drop Project! Our 8th grade Science classes are trying this experiment. Students try to build a structure that will prevent a raw egg from breaking when dropped from a certain height. When creating this, they must attempt a design that would reduce the amount of energy transferred from potential to kinetic energy on the eggshell, keeping the shell from breaking. Mrs. Dixon's class had two successful egg drops and lots that weren't so successful! How many of you remember if your egg cracked or stayed safe? #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Congratulations to our November Students of the Month at CHS. These students are chosen by teachers because they are good "students." They are recognized for working hard, helping others, asking thoughtful questions, persevering, all those work ethics that will help them succeed in life after high school. These students have been selected that represent our motto, Excellence For All - Excellence From All. 9th Maddie McMorris is a part of our regional championship cheerleading team. Cole Merriman is on the tennis team. 10th Jarreka Hurt spends a lot of time on the sidelines, as one of our student athletic trainers for three sports. As a member of the National Honor Society, focusing on scholarship, leadership, service, and character. As a StuCo Member at Large, she is constantly involved in building student morale and school spirit. She is also part of the FCA, Christian Club, and Native American Club. Noah Smallwood is a three-sport athlete playing football basketball & baseball 11th Zoe Ward is in our Engineering program and a part of SkillsUSA, as well as the Chemistry Club. This is her first year in the National Honor Society and FUZE - A mentoring program for freshmen students. She attends SADD, FCA, and Christian Club. In the fall, she ran cross country and was a part of our state-qualifying team. Scott Arkie is musically inclined and an active part of our Marching Band, Concert Band, and the competitive Indoor percussion band. He plays the bass and the tenor drums. 12th Reese Merriman is Captain of our nationally recognized Dance team, serves as the NHS Vice President and Psychology Club Treasurer. She is also active in the math club, SADD, and a mentor in our FUZE program. She also helps with the Zebras United Against Cancer program and help raise money for teacher grants through the HOPE RACE. Ethan Shires plays football, runs track, and is a mentor in our FUZE program. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Claremore High School Band competed in All-State Tryouts. The following students were selected: Zachary Hughes, French Horn 7th Chair Sam Philpot, Trumpet, 5th Chair Alyson Harvey, Clarinet, 3rd Chair Hayden Rhoades, Clarinet, 9th Chair and Jazz Band 2nd Alto Sax Dylan Ward, Tuba, 6th Chair; Trombone, 3rd Chair Orchestra and Jazz Band 2nd Trombone Faith Wallace, Piccolo 1st Chair and 2nd Chair Flute These students will participate in the Oklahoma Music Educators Association All-State Music Festival January 16th-18th 2020 in Tulsa. Hayden and Dylan will perform with the All-State Jazz Band February 18th at the Tulsa Jazz Hall of Fame at 10:30am Zach and Sam will perform with the All-State Symphonic Band February 18th in the Chapman Music Hall at the Tulsa PAC at 2:30 PM Alyson and Faith will perform with the All-State Wind Symphony February 18th in the Chapman Music Hall at the Tulsa PAC at 4:15 PM Claremore had more all-staters than every other 5A school in the state and more than many 6A schools #CPSZEBRAPRIDE. Claremore High School Band All State Band members
Michael C. Leipzig posted on his social media: "I had the privilege of volunteering at Biztown for the Westside 5th grade class. What an amazing experience! These two boys are too much fun! I also learned that this event is made possible for the Claremore 5th graders by CIEDA(Claremore Industrial and Economic Development Authority) so thank you John Feary, Kara Pettingill Lenard, and the entire CIEDA team!" We echo that thanks! The partnerships we have with parents and our community supports and enriches our students' educational experiences and opportunities. #StrongSchoolsStrongCommunityZebraStrong #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
I heard first grade had some friends of mine I assumed coming in through the window was fine Unfortunately Mrs. Ward had her blinds shut I found her elf.. but now we were both in a rut I got out quick and headed next door Exhausted I took a nap on Mrs. Lewis's floor I woke up, climbed a tree to see all around perched on the easel my Elf friend was found Next, Mrs. Clifton's elf was in the reading nook So I quietly joined and enjoyed my own book See you tomorrow Catalayah land Touring your school so far has been grand! Looks like "Buddy" in Hutchens' class was feeling a little acrobatic and patriotic today. Follow #elfontheshelfcps to see what mischief our elves gets into this month. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Living in different regions affect the lives of the people who lived there. The climate, physical surroundings, and natural resources all changed the way they lived. These are significant factors that affected the Native Americans who lived by an ocean or in the Plains. Do the Southwestern tribes have the same climate as the Eastern Woodlands tribes? Would they have the same resources? Wear the same things? Eat the same foods? These are some of the topics 3rd-grade students explored when completing their Native American projects at Westside Elementary. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Ms. Mercer is new to Claremore High School this year. She did her student teaching with us last spring and became a full-time teacher with us this fall... and this is one of the reasons why! Our art department is overflowing with talent. Watch this charcoal demonstration she did in class this past week. https://youtu.be/02R_DMsUkbM #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Oklahoma GEAR UP's Parent Committee is a fantastic way for parents to get involved in helping Claremore High School teachers get the tool and resources needed to help ALL students learn at high levels. Thank you to the Claremore Gear Up parent partners. "See these boxes? They might not look like much, but they contain very expensive chemicals and lab equipment that I could not usually afford. However, this shipment was delivered to my lab today, paid for entirely by parent donations. Parents who want the best for their kids. Parents who understand that our schools are severely underfunded. Parents who make me grateful to teach in this district. And now the fun begins," -Joy Hatfield #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
The CPD No-Shave November campaign votes are in! 'Best Beard' goes to Officer Rice 'Worst Beard' is earned by Officer Vang Our community and police department have joined together to make this time of year extra special for our kids. Our Claremont school family continues to be grateful for this great community in which we live. Thank you, officers! #CPSZEBRAPRIDE #NOSHAVENOVEMBER #StrongSchoolStrongCommunityZebraStrong
I’m here!! Your elf on the shelf is finally here To sprinkle some fun and holiday cheer🎄 I can not wait to travel around And visit other elves that are hanging around Less than 3 weeks till the big guy will arrive🎅 I see you teachers just trying to survive When I get back I'll make sure he will know The NICE list is where ALL teachers should go!!!📃 I checked in and started to look around The office staff where no were to be found... So on through the school I will travel each day Look out, I'm coming, I'm headed your way!!!! #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Mrs. Ward's class is learning about Compassion, sympathetic consciousness of others' distress together with a desire to alleviate it. Kindness is one way to show compassion. This time of year, the stockings are hung by the chimney with care, but in Mrs. Ward's class, Santa hangs in her students' cubbies with care. These Santas have acts of kindnesses listed on them. Each day the class focuses on one kind action and then trims Santa's beard as they complete their kind gestures. What a creative way to instill and reinforce compassion in our students. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
5th grade took a trip to RCB Bank in Claremore to prepare for Biztown; a town that is run by the students for a day! Among other things, the students will need to know how to balance a checkbook while working at Biztown. This trip helped the students see how a bank operates, and some of the students will be working at the Biztown bank too. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Congratulations to the following students who made the All-State Choir. All state choir is the top 40 students in each in the state in each choir. All-State High School Choir: Teah Ellard Max Stadler Kaitlyn Pinkerton All-State High School Jazz Choir: Keith Wiginton All-State Jr High (7th - 9th) Chorus: Lacey Arthur Bryce Urban Austin Day Mattie Long #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Coach Short's Zoology class, at CHS, dissected a Dogfish Shark. Dissection can be useful because it allows people to discover and learn about how systems in a body work together. The real experience of this lab, enable a student to be engaged in the learning process and understand the internal organs, identify the tissue organs, and have an appreciation of the complexity of living organisms. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
JROTC is offering a drawing for over $225 in local dining plus various other items. Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5. Purchase tickets in the front office or you can catch JROTC in the commons during both lunches. All proceeds will go toward the CHS Zebras United Against Cancer program. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE #zebrasunitedagainstcancer
Mr. Isenbart's TSA (Technology Student Association) members came to show Roosa 4th and 5th grade about their science filled association. They constructed catapults and towers using everyday items; while exposing them to the basic concepts of TSA, including but not limited to problem solving, applications and teamwork using various STEM projects. Students teaching students - what a great idea! #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them." -John F Kennedy We depend on partnerships with our parents and are very appreciative of their contributions to supplement our classroom activities. Like most of our classrooms during the holiday, Mrs. Stolusky's had several visitors help during their Thanksgiving celebration. One of the favorite activities was making Friendship Soup! A simple symbolic lesson in working together, community contributions, and friendship. Listen in to hear what the students & Mrs. Stolusky are most thankful for. https://youtu.be/m7Vi16DQ2hI #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
CHS took 300 10th graders to the Sophomore Showcase this fall to explore the career programs NTC offers in preparation for their junior year. Students were able to pick three programs to tour at the Pryor Campus, allowing more 1:1 time and the opportunity for some hands-on experience with the tools, projects, and equipment. At the Claremore campus, students toured all six of their full-time programs. This event is a strategic opportunity in the ICAP process, creating more evident benefits for both students and schools. CPS is approaching and delivering career development in our schools to help students and their families become more informed consumers of the education and training required to meet their personal goals. Students will continue this process throughout high school. However, the exposure to these programs allows these students an intimate look into several career options made possible through career-tech training while in high school &/or after high school. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
The holiday may be over but we are not ready to stop celebrating last week's Thanksgiving festivities. Roosa 4th grade hosted a meal and made costumes. A tradition most of us remember from elementary school. We should certainly count our blessings, but we should also make our blessings count. -Neal A. Maxwell
Roosa 3rd grade read the book Balloons over Broadway by Melissa Sweet, the true story of Tony Sarg, the creator of the balloons in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. The students learned how a gas makes a balloon float. They went on to created and design their own floats. The students made the balloons big by using vinegar and baking soda, which caused a gas to inflate the balloon. Here are some pictures of the students making these gases and capturing them in the balloon. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
An Elf appeared in Mrs. Hutchins' classroom Monday at Catalayah. The students agreed on the name "Buddy"🎄 Apparently "orange" is the new "green". Looks like Buddy used her expo marker to color the Christmas tree. Follow #elfontheshelfclaremore to see what mischief Buddy gets into this month. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
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Are you a crime show junkie? Do you find yourself binge-watching Law & Order, CSI, NCIS or Criminal Minds? With a plethora of crime series on TV there has been an increased interest in our Forensic Science classes. One of our students' favorite units is the Blood and Blood Spatter unit. This project students have to recreate bloodstain patterns, find the area of convergence, angle of impact, and velocity. No one here is learning "How to Get Away with Murder" but we may have the next modern-day "Sherlock Holmes" in the house. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Thanksgiving may have passed, but it's always a great day to be thankful! Check out this special Thanksgiving ZTV as they share why they are grateful for some of our teachers at CHS. https://youtu.be/o2DdqSpbnUI #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
The Annual 2nd Grade Fairy Tale Ball took place at Roosa this past week. Students enjoyed reading Fairy Tales and acting out the Once Upon at Roosa. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE https://youtu.be/N2mZU1iZkcc
As a family-focused school district and community, we strive to partner with parents to help ensure the success of our students. This week one of our schools hosted a Family Skate Night to build relationships to strengthen that partnership and have some fun. Mrs. Fay hopes the families had as much fun at Claremont's skate night as the teachers did!!! Congrats to Mrs. Schell's class for having the best turnout! #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
The selfless act of serving others is a way to bring more joy into the world. It is a method with which to build amazing, passionate cultures within a business, within a school, within a community, within a family, within a team. Too often we can get caught up in the ideals of prestige or winning and forget that the main reason anyone is successful is because of what they have done for others. "The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well." ― Ralph Waldo Emerson. Claremore athletics wants to be a winning program but more importantly, we want to build citizens that win by serving others. This week the CHS baseball and softball players held a canned food drive to help stock the Rogers County Sheriff's Dept. Food Pantry. The pantry is open to anyone 24/7. CHS girls basketball helped Westside pack up food baskets for fellow Zebra families. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
CHS principals are thankful every day to get to serve our students. This week they decided to put on an apron and show their appreciation to them while serving our Thanksgiving meal. As each student went through the line they were asked what they were thankful for. They received comments like family, faith, health, and one very specific comment...“you coach!” #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
7th grade English students in Mrs. Franklin's class are participating in a mock trial to learn how to state a claim and provide evidence to support it. This learning activity is a great way to teach students about public speaking and building confidence in front of a group. It also teaches persuasive writing skills. Mrs. Franklin makes a great judge, too, don't you think? #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Community and family are often words used to describe Claremore Public Schools. This week our schools hosted Thanksgiving lunch and invited the community to join us. Our schools filled with parents, siblings, and grandparents sitting side by side with our students. At Catalayah, RSU soccer boys visit the classrooms on Friday mornings to read, help and mentor our students. Coach Larkin heard there would be some kids whose families could not make it to Thanksgiving table. So they decided to stay to eat with the Catalayah students. It didn't take long, word got out, and the tables began to fill with additional players who joined in so all students would be a part of the festivities. Here are a few of the Hillcats with our Zebra family. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Will Rogers Junior High hosted a fantastic assembly today. They implemented all the Great Expectation practices, but they had no idea the surprise that would follow their presentation. If you missed the assembly, you can watch it here. https://youtu.be/ALMGyjmyjZs #CPSZEBRAPRIDE #oklaed #milkenaward
Mrs. Ward's class at Catalayah is sending us off with a song to celebrate the Thanksgiving holidays while asking, "What else can we eat for Thanksgiving?" https://youtu.be/6qCc_QUJ36I #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Claremore Public School teacher Brooke Lee, you're Oklahoma's Milken Educator Award Winner! Mrs. Lee is an English teacher at Will Rogers Junior High and received $25,000 award. https://www.milkeneducatorawards.org/newsroom/videos/view/brooke-lee-claremore-oklahoma #CPSZEBRAPRIDE #oklaed #milkenaward
Pick up your holiday drinks from Chick-fil-A this week! $1 of every gallon sold this month will go to benefit Claremore Public Schools Foundation. Make plans to enjoy Sweet Tea, Unsweet Tea, or Lemonade at your Thanksgiving table. Their Lemonade is hand squeezed and mixed fresh daily made with either cane sugar (regular) or Splenda (diet). #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Utilizing visual and auditory learning Mrs. Ward's class, at Catalayah, will always remember the history of Thanksgiving. Check out these students as they tell you about the colors of Thanksgiving https://youtu.be/YpWqOlENt9Y #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Bouncy balls, bouncy house, bouncy seat, but BOUNCY EGGS??? Can you make an egg bounce? Mrs. Ritter's 5th grade class at Catalayah decided to find that out. This experiment was not only fun, but students were able to experience chemical reactions in action. So the answer is, yes, you can make an egg bounce... but not too high. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE https://youtu.be/Vagmk6GnRo0
Mrs. Lane's classes at WRJH are currently working on a mock trial. They are using a case file that includes exhibits and a nonfiction story to pull evidence to prove their case. By working on gathering information and organizing it for their mock trial, they are working on standards that focus on argumentative writing. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Can a persimmon seed predict our winter weather? Mrs. Westfall's class at Will Rogers Junior High decided to test this theory. According to folklore, if you crack open a persimmon seed and look at the shape inside, it can forecast the winter weather. If it's fork shape, winter will be mild. If the seed is spoon-shaped, there will be lots of snow, and if it's knife shape, the winter will be bitterly cold that cuts like a knife. So what do this year's seeds say about the upcoming winter? The class looked at the differences between male and female pine cones. They also cracked open persimmon seeds and found spoon shapes in all the seeds. It looks like we will be getting lots of snow according to our seed investigation! #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
The mysteries of the "teachers' workroom." Remember, always wondering what lurked behind that door that was labeled "TEACHERS ONLY"? This week Catalayah students were allowed into the inner circle as the winners of the "lunch with the 1st-grade teachers" auction were treated to a private lunch. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
You know you have reached teaching euphoria when your students become the teachers. Some of our nationally recognized TSA members facilitated TSA Day at Westside Elementary! TSA members introduced 4th & 5th grade students to various engineering principles, teamwork, and problem-solving activities; all associated with our STEM initiative. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
We know that being present is important for your child’s learning progress. What can you do to help them be at school every day? • Set a regular bedtime and morning routine. • Lay out clothes and pack backpacks the night before. • Don’t let your child stay home unless she is truly sick. Keep in mind complaints of a stomach ache or headache can be a sign of anxiety and not a reason to stay home. • If your child seems anxious about going to school, talk to teachers, school counselors, or other parents for advice on how to make her feel comfortable and excited about learning. • Develop back-up plans for getting to school if something comes up. Call on a family member, a neighbor, or another parent. • Avoid medical appointments and extended trips when school is in session. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
This is why we call them STUDENT-Athletes! Congratulations to Thomas Mason named VYPE Academic Athlete of the Month. https://northeastoklahoma.okvype.com/2019/11/11/claremores-thomas-mason-academic-athlete-of-the-month-presented-by-roberts-auto-center/?fbclid=IwAR1-bi91SBPn7HnjReiMfOpR1Wfo5CQtJO8cCKFP3sJw7cYD_GWSFzQxlPw Photo Credits: Means Photography
The TOSS Grant is a grant used to fund opportunities in Reading and ELL classes sponsored by Cherokee Nation. This grant funds supplies for activities implemented in the classroom to promote reading as a foundation for a courageous career. Through these activities students experience how reading is the foundation for ALL aspects of life. We must build solid foundations in reading to grow up one day and successfully navigate life after junior high. Showing our students some options for their futures is one way to accomplish that goal. Dan Newbury from Tulsa Fire Department shared the story,with students at WRJH, of his struggles with reading as a young man and how he has pressed through those obstacles and now serves the people of Tulsa as a Fire Captain! #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Last night, the football season came to an end for the Zebras. It's not the ending we were hoping for, but we can't help being proud of our boys! They fought hard all season and never gave up. They showed what it means to have that #CPSZEBRAPRIDE. Congratulations on a 4th consecutive winning season to the Zebra Football Team. Thank you to the fans in the stands, the CHS band, the Red Army, the cheerleaders, the dance team, the trainers, the ZTV crew, the coaches, the booster club and donors that make up this ZEBRA FAMILY. #StrongSchoolsStrongCommunityZebra Strong
ZTV is live on YouTube! It’s a little cramped but in the press booth but they are killing it like always! Check us out here: https://youtu.be/4Lw6cYackHE Currently 7-14 McAlester in the 2nd quarter. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Mrs. Boyd's 7th-grade science class is studying adaptations in organisms. One type of adaptation is camouflage. Students were asked to predict which color of prey would be the easiest to find and the hardest to find. They were then given 5 minutes to collect as many prey as possible. After hunting, they sorted each prey by color, completed questions, looked at the data in a spreadsheet, and completed a graph comparing their data and class data to determine if their predictions were supported. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Claremore High School and their parents are invited to participate in an educational trip to Boston and New York City in 2021! Mr. Cummings will be hosting an enrollment meeting on Tuesday, November 19th at 6PM in room 615 of the high school. We will discuss our potential itinerary, what is included, and the price. There is limited space on this trip, and spots are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. It will be necessary to come to the meeting in order to learn how to enroll on our tour. Please RSVP at the link below by November 18th to be eligible to earn $75 off our tour. This will be a truly impactful experience for our CHS students, and Mr. Cummings is excited to share about this incredible opportunity!" RSVP link: https://rsvp.efexploreamerica.com/8p4u8hj
WRJH had a special guest, Lt. Col. Eric Jauquet, from the Oklahoma Air National Guard. Lt. Col. Jauquet spoke to Mrs. Rahn's STEM Exploration class about flying the F-16 and serving our community and country. He talked to students about his career as a pilot and the schooling/training required to accomplish his goal and missions he served. Students even got to try parts of his G-suit that protect him from the physical stress of acceleration by compressing the body to keep blood from pooling in the legs. Students were inspired and followed his presentation is curious questions like: "What type of engineer develops the helmet you wear on the plane?" and "What kind of training is required to become a pilot? Thank you, Lt. Col. Jauquet, for sharing his career and his stories and for serving our Nation. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Chick-fil-A is thrilled to partner with the Claremore Public Schools Foundation. $1 of every gallon sold this month will go to benefit this worthy organization. Make plans to enjoy Sweet Tea, Unsweet Tea, or Lemonade. Our Lemonade is hand squeezed and mixed fresh daily made with either cane sugar (regular) or Splenda (diet). Stock up for your holiday parties! #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Mrs. Naegele's class is exploring a DESMOS card sort: composing and decomposing parallelograms to find area and perimeter of parallelograms. A card sort is one of the activities that students can engage in to classify, categorize, and quantify various math concepts and ideas. DESMOS is the free online graphing calculator used on the ACT. The company also provides resources for teachers with a multitude of activities designed for students to develop a conceptual understanding of math concepts. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
CHS Freshmen will be attend the RoCo Rally this Friday. The RoCo Rally is a post-secondary college/career exploration event giving students a glimpse into life after high school. Activities will be conducted by educators, business owners, and local industry experters. We will leave immediately after the 1st bell. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
“Veterans know better than anyone else the price of freedom, for they’ve suffered the scars of war. We can offer them no better tribute than to protect what they have won for us.” - President Ronald Reagan, 1983 We honor our final three staff members who have served: Bruce Riggs, Ben Russell, and Jake Steven. Let's show them some #CPSZEBRAPRIDE and admiration of their service in the comments below.
Roosa celebrated Veterans today at a school-wide assembly. Each grade showered the Veterans with appreciation by singing or reciting a poem. The Honor Choir sang a song that honored each branch of the Service. Thank you to all our visitors and all the hard work from the students and staff! #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
As people march in parades, wave their flags, salute their soldiers, and speak of the sacrifices the men and women of our armed forces today, we are taking the time to honor the staff of Claremore Public Schools that have served our great nation. We also acknowledge their calling and continued service the future of this nation as teachers and influencers here where we are shaping the next generation. Here's to the four service women at CPS: Darla Meisinger, Karen Olari, Lisa Puglsey and Brandy Albert. Give them a #CPSZEBRAPRIDE shout-out below for their service.
We will never be able to repay the debt we owe the brave men and women who have served in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard. But today on Veterans Day, we set aside some time to commemorate those that have served and those that continue to serve so we can sit in this school and learn about the freedoms their sacrifices have bestowed on us. Let us learn from their courage, sacrifice, faithfulness, reliability, self-discipline, and motivation. THANK YOU to Claremore Public Schools Staff, who have served and continue to serve our great nation. Our first three are: Commander Murry Estabrook, Steve Janke, and Chief Skip Jasper. Show them a little #CPSZEBRAPRIDE and appreciation in the comments below.
To all the proud MEN AND WOMEN who have served or are currently serving our Armed Services we say THANK YOU and Happy VETERANS DAY. Your sacrifices and duty of service have given us the freedoms we so freely exercise every single day. The price of freedom is not free. Thank you! Thank a veteran today and show your appreciation. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE #USPRIDE -Bryan Frazier Supt CPS
Students in Mrs. Smith's 7th Grade Geography class at WRJH, are investigating the disappearance of the Aral Sea in Central Asia by analyzing data from text, maps, graphs, photographs, and charts. When students finish this project they will understand that water diverted for irrigation or other purposes can have a direct impact on the environment, including environments that cross international boundaries. In the case of the Aral Sea, beginning in 1954, the Soviet Union irrigated the rivers supplying the sea with water in order to bring water to their cotton crops in the Kara Kum Desert. This irrigation caused devastating and almost irreversible harm to the environment and economy of the countries of Kazakstan and Uzbekistan. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Our National Junior Honor Society members served our teachers and staff dinner during parent/teacher conferences last month. NJHS is an international student organization that consists of chapters in middle schools that elevate a school's commitment to the values of scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
State Teacher of the Year finalist and she still has a passion for perfecting her craft. "Great training today with Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance & USNA STEM learning how to build SeaPerch underwater vessels." - Michelle Rahn. Building relationships is a key factor in the process of collaboration. She ran into a few friends from OK-SciMath Leadership & fellow TOY finalist! #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
“Words make you think. Music makes you feel. A song makes you feel a thought.” ― Yip Harburg Twenty-five CPS students from WRJH and CHS made the Northeastern Choral Directors Association All-District Honor Choir. 7th - 9th grade choir: Addie Hammer, Caden Miller, Brooklyn Doonkeen, Austin Day, DaShon Wise, Bryce Urban, Gabe Holmberg, Eli Fouse, Bobby Ruth, Mattie Long, Lacey Arthur, and Brooklyn Buechler 10th - 12th grade choir: Caroline Crum, Emalee Ruth, Max Stadler, Keith Wiginton, Riley Renfroe, Faith Morrissey, Jordan Lyons, Lauren Worley, Shon Wise, Teah Ellard, Kaitlyn Pinkerton, Mattie Long, Kate Bainbridge, and Natalie Schubert
Follow your instinct - save lives. Navy JROTC program at CHS is hosting their OBI Blood Drive November 25th in the Robson PAC Lobby from 8:30AM - 2:30PM. You can schedule an appointment by contacting Commander Estabrook at 918.519.4605 or email him at [email protected]. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Happy Birthday to Will Rogers a "legendary American cowboy, vaudeville performer, humorist, newspaper columnist, social commentator, and stage and motion picture actor. He was born in Oklahoma in 1879 as the son of a prominent Cherokee Nation family, and maintained close ties with the native American population throughout his life." - Will Rogers Museum FB page. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
WRJH Cheer takes the Championship trophy at the BA Celebrity Cheer and Dance Championship! They 'dazzled' the crowd and the judges! Looks like their #CPSZEBRAPRIDE runs deep. Keep up the hard work! NOTE: A group of zebras is called a dazzle. It is named for the motion dazzle effect created by a group of running zebras.
"Education has always been a priority for the Cherokee people, and events like these allow us to expand the boundaries of the classroom," said Dr. Charles Gourd, executive director of the Cherokee Heritage Center. "It is vitally important that we support our educators and take an active role in teaching an authentic and accurate account of our history from our perspective." - Cherokee Nation Newsroom Westside Elementary welcomed guest speakers for Cherokee Heritage Day. Mrs. Stone trying the art of blow darts as her class cheers her on! Mrs. McGill's 5th-grade class is learning about the heritage at Cherokee Heritage Day. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country. Dress up days are fun, but they are also a way to stand up and make a commitment to be drug-free. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Wv8b2RFlxs&feature=youtu.be #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Making the shift from junior high to high school college freshman can be intimidating to some students. Thankfully, CHS offers a year-round bridge program, FUZE, to help make the transition much more manageable. This next week FUZE (Freshman Mentoring Program) has teamed up with THE ZONE again to provide a safe and fun social experience for our Freshman students. This mentoring program will help students throughout the year: Survive high school Choose classes Be a leader among their peers Develop good study habits Get involved in campus activities Providing opportunities for social events Mentoring provided by current students #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Leave it to the staff to turn Halloween costumes into a lesson plan. This is how 4th and 5th grade teachers taught this nonessential standard (idioms). Students had to figure out what an idiom is, look at examples, then fill out their guess for each teacher. Once parties began, we drew from our boxes and the first kiddo we came to that had everything correct won the Halloween gift bucket! #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Something CREEPY has been going on in the Catalayah library! 1st-grade students have been learning just how valuable the illustrator is in helping to "tell" the story. Last week they read Creepy Carrots, and this week Creepy Underwear. Both books are written by Aaron Reynolds, and illustrated by Peter Brown, a Caldecott Honor Award-winning illustrator. Mrs. Ward's class created some very creepy underwear today. Book review through eyes & ears of some of Mrs. Ward's 1st graders... “I thought it was funny when he tried to get rid of the underwear.” - Brooke “I liked it at the end of the book when he wore the creepy underwear.” -Stella “I liked THE CREEPY PAIR OF UNDERWEAR because it’s underwear.” -Haskel “I liked that the underwear glowed.” - Mason “I liked the alliteration ‘ghoulish, greenish glow.” - Jasmine #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
I got a lot of the greatest values in life from playing sports, from playing football - teamwork, sportsmanship, my work ethic, resiliency, dedication - I got it all by being on a team. Jon Gruden Last night the 3rd-grade CYFA football team and cheerleaders persevered through the rain and cold for their post-season tournament. They got the WIN and will play again, Saturday! With dedication like this future of CPS looks bright! #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Mr. Cummings, CHS History Teacher, is currently planning an Educational Travel Experience to Boston and New York City for 2021. Memories of educational school trips are among the most prominent of the formative years, primarily because they are a welcome break in the routine for both students and teachers. While their purpose is mainly to educate, they can also be a fun bonding experience for everyone involved. The trip can reinforce what a teacher has been instructing in class about a subject and help students understand the topic better. These trips help students to become more engaged in the learning process. They also help students grow their socialization skills as they are taken into new environments giving them opportunities to be respectful of the locations and cultures they visit. Also, a student's curiosity is on high alert when they are in new places experiencing new things, which helps with the retention of the information for a more extended period. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Claremore High School hosts several college representatives to talk to students about their programs, the college application process, and scholarships. This morning Oklahoma State University will be on campus during Encore in room 202. Students can go by the counseling office anytime to see who and when other schools will be here to talk to them. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
What's the most important thing about those everyday objects around you? Can it be different for different people? "The Important Book" asks children to think deeply about the importance of everyday objects, from apples to spoons. Catalayah teacher, Mrs. Ward, asks students to look deeper and see what is important about each other. A lesson in critical thinking, gratitude, appreciation, humanity, and observation. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
It's virtually impossible to avoid the excitement inspired by pumpkins. They have come to symbolize not only the vibrant color of the fall season but the spirit of the season as well. This is the best time of the year to utilize the endless possibilities of pumpkins in classroom activities. Pumpkin-related curriculum links math, science, language arts, social studies, cooking, and the arts. Mrs. Cole's Pre-K class explored all the characteristics of the pumpkin last week and followed it up with a field trip to the pumpkin patch this week. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
CPS Goal #3 - To ensure a safe educational environment for all students. "We have an obligation to act on what we know. And what we know is very disturbing. Kids use of e-cigarettes has reached an epidemic level of growth" - Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottieb CHS will follow a different schedule on Friday to make time to take advantage of an opportunity to hear from the ABLE Commission concerning this public health crisis. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
And the Band Plays On! This time at the OBA State Contest. Wish them good luck as they march their way to another superior rating on Saturday. Here is a sneak peek into their performance from earlier this month https://youtu.be/Z1Mcr82EYb8?t=41 #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand. - Vince Lombardi All we ask is for our student-athletes to play with heart, to give it their all, to rely on their training, to be good sports, to be able to look back and know they left it all on the court. This is the soul of #CPSZEBRAPRIDE! Congratulations to our Lady Zebra Volleyball team on their winning season with a record of 27-10 and the only public school to make it to the State top 4. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
TODAY is ZAP during Encore! CHS students will meet with their Zebra Advisement Program teacher to discuss how they have the power to effect change and how to use that personal power to positively influence others. They will also have some time to work on their ICAP (Individual Career Academic Plan)! #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
As technology advances in nearly all fields, the demand for highly skilled workers is at an all-time high. That’s why awareness and advocating for education that thinks outside the box and gives students real-world skills and a direct path to a good-paying job is becoming more critical than ever. Tomorrow all our sophomores will see first-hand what programs our local career-tech has to offer them. Students can attend for free during their 11th & 12th-grade year. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
This is community! Mrs. Hutchins' class at Catalayah is supporting the Lady Zebra Volleyball players today! Last week they made them cards of encouragement as they chase their dreams to a State Title. Remember to put on your #ZEBRARED and fill the stand with your #CPSZEBRAPRIDE! Round 1 begins at 10AM at Catoosa High School!
Inquiry-based learning is vital to preparing our students for their future careers. Mrs. Kellie Dixon's science class at WRJH is completing a lab testing and checking for density. There is more to it than "Does it float?" Knowing the density of a material helps determine the mass and volume, all of which are vital measurements in all industries. Right here in NEOK we have several industries that revolve around this scientific principle, GRDA, McClellan-Kerr Navigation System, and Hydrohoist, to name a few. These businesses employ hundreds of our citizens and maybe one of these students in a few years. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Nothing is more exciting to a grade school student than the Book Fair. It's a tradition at Claremore FFA to help bring even more joy to a first-grade class each year when the book fair comes to town. Today Claremore FFA purchased each student a $5 book, read it with them, and then spent some time hanging out with a particular student at Roosa Elementary. It's incredible the joy this small act of kindness brings my students as well as the first-grade students. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Mrs. Cox's Geography class at WRJH made a human timeline today while studying the Russian Revolution. Using a human timeline explores the 'thinking for yourself' approach to timelines. Students actively involved in engaging their creativity through props, pictures, costumes, which makes this strong visual activity memorable. 'Memorability' is vital - if students don't remember an activity, they can't re-use what they've covered. The most productive timeline work involves children being physically and mentally engaged. It allows students to use a variety of learning styles to learn dates, places, and events in history. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Rotary Club of Claremore is preparing for the 32nd Annual Rotary Chili Supper on Friday, November 1, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Claremore High School cafeteria. Tickets are $5.00 and include chili, dessert, and drink. With the purchase of a ticket, you will be entered into a drawing for the pictured Zebra quilt (need not be present to win). All proceeds benefit the Claremore Public Schools Foundation. Tickets are available from any Rotary Club member, at the door or the Claremore Public Schools Foundation office. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Are you wondering what we did with those pumpkins WRJH students carried in all last week? The 6th-grade science classes had a pumpkin lab showing the carrying capacity, limiting factor, and biotic potential of pumpkins. And got a little messy in the process! This is what we call "hands-on" learning! #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Mrs. Ritter's 5th-grade science class at, Catalayah, makes some waves this week. What a fun way to learn the beginning principles of how sound waves have a wavelength. Using jump ropes, students could create a high pitch and low pitch sound wave, allowing them to see, hear, and feel this concept come to life. Waves are used for many reasons in our society: sonar, reading glasses, light bulbs, stereo equipment, and lasers all rely on either sound or light waves. For engineers to develop new (and already used) technology, they must understand how light and sound waves work and how to use them in new devices. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Parents & fans... if you are NOT on Fall Break and want to cheer on our Boys of Fall, you can check out our matinee stream on ClaremoreZebra.TV. We go live @ 11:55am. Kickoff at Noon. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRArRSn9zZqtgYFQ8g2aarQ You can also watch on Channel 3 with a replay at 3:30 PM. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
CPS has produced one astronaut, and we may have some future ones in our midst. In Mrs. Rahn's Exploration class, students are building Mars Rovers and Landers. Assuming the role of NASA aerospace engineers, they will use the engineering design process to learn steps for designing, creating, and improving equipment. What a creative way to develop an understanding of the role of troubleshooting, research and development, invention and innovation, and experiment in problem-solving for our students. Upon completion of this project, students will be incorporating their writing skills as they construct an essay for the NASA contest to name the next Mars Rover! Who knows, maybe one of these students could be the next Stuart Roosa or Shannon Lucid, both astronauts from Oklahoma. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Claremore High School Cross Country leading the pack at Walnut Park! Check out those Zebras run: https://youtu.be/SSlNwk2tjaM #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Guest speakers often allow students the opportunity to learn new things, to be exposed to fresh perspectives, and to gain instruction from a guest's real-life experiences. They usually are experts in their field or have more experience in a particular subject, which allows them to dive deeper into their topic. Claremont had several guest speakers in the building last week. Renetta Harrison educated 4th-grade students on healthy choices. Mr. Tim Gilliam provided students with musical enrichment, and the Claremore Fire Department taught all on fire safety. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Congratulations CHS Zebra Volleyball! Regional Champions and STATE BOUND! Great job Ladies. Bring home the GOLD! Next weeks tournament is at Catoosa plan to go and support the Zebras! #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
At WRJH Mrs. Miller's Art classes, students are assigned a word of the week. After sketching the lettering, the student chose a color for their monochromatic color scheme. Shading each letter in a different media, they experimented with colored pencil, crayon, watercolor, pastel chalk, oil pastel, yarn, ribbon, and fabric. The students then fill the background with complementary colors on the color wheel. Check out our word of the week color chain! #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Claremore Parents, If you have not yet accessed your Parent Portal for this year, please email me at: [email protected] I will be glad to send you your login information. As in the past it is possible to see all of your children in one portal. If you are not able to see all of them on one login, then please email me along with all your children’s names and the school site’s that they attend. If you are currently able to login then disregard this notice. If I can be of further assistance please let me know. It truly is a Great Day to be a ZEBRA! Ladena Kibbe District Registrar #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Seventeen CHS choral students selected for the NCDA All-District Choir. Read about it here ://www.apptegy.net/s/news-cps-claremoreok/articles/seventeen-chs-choral-students-selected-for-the-northeastern-choral-directors-association-all-district-choir #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
CHS FUZE Mentors invited the freshman class to throwback to junior high at the the skating rink! Sometimes it's good to just de-stress and have some fun as you learn to navigate the new world of high school. There next event will be a study session "CoCo & Cram" on Monday from 4-6p in the library to prepare for BLOCK FINALS. All Freshman are encouraged to attend. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Zebras United Against Cancer raises money for Claremore Public Schools staff & students battling cancer. Shirts now on sale. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE https://www.apptegy.net/s/news-cps-claremoreok/articles/chs-raises-money-for-teachers-staff-personally-battling-cancer
A taste of youthful leadership is what Miss Reece Castle provided Claremont Elementary in her reign as the principal for the day. Mrs. Fay eagerly stepped aside and let her take the lead. It was a fabulous day! The staff appreciated the sweet treat delivery. Mrs. Fay said she is sure this standard will become a more common expectation! #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Parents are vital partners in the education of their children; the most effective link between home and school that helps children thrive in their educational career. We can't wait to sit down with you and discuss your child's progress this Thursday evening. Please contact your child's teachers to set up an appointment. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Tuesday night is Gear Up FAFSA Night at CHS. We will have a specialist available on-site to help you complete your FAFSA. Bring your 2019 tax information so you will be prepared to complete the process. The FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. All secondary institutions require this form to receive federal &/or school-based financial assistance (fee waivers, scholarships, etc.). #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Claremore Youth Wrestling sign-up starts tomorrow, October 7 and runs through November 21, during practices! Practice will be on Mon., Tues., and Thurs. at 6 PM in the CHS Gym. If you would like any youth wrestling apparel, including a Claremore singlet, please use the following link: https://claremoreyouthwrestling.itemorder.com/ These order MUST be in no later than October 7! If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Coach Weber at [email protected] or request to join the Claremore Youth Wrestling Facebook page. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Welcome back Claremore High School Alumni! Claremore has the greatest homecoming of any High School in Oklahoma and one of the reasons is YOU the Alumni. Thank you for being apart of this very special event. #CPSZebraPride
48% of Roosa Elementary registered for their Zebra Dash Boosterthon! Based on current totals: Top class from Upper Elementary (3rd - 5th) is Mrs. Howard's Class! Top Class from Lower Elementary (PreK - 2nd) is Mrs. Page's Class! Overall Totals: 3rd Place - Mrs. Newman with $22 per lap 2nd Place - Mrs. Devers with $23 per lap 1st Place - Mrs. Page with $58 per lap However, pledging is still open until October 9 at https://funrun.boosterthon.com/v3?utm_expid=.zVGqoxpMSqCp6tQ3d_6m9A.1&utm_referrer= or send a check to the Roosa Elementary front office. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Brooke Jones was nominated for Miss Volleyball but needs YOUR VOTES to take home the honors. You can vote here: https://northeastoklahoma.okvype.com/2019/10/01/vote-now-neok-area-miss-volleyball-oklahoma-poll-presented-by-roberts-auto-center-poll-ends-10-8/?fbclid=IwAR0iKgdufPAXD_cvOsHo8GKfRku0FF8p4HP2gcHL0ljDDHYmzkeKkpul9rE#pd_a_10422476 #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Welcome, Home! Once A Zebra - Always A Zebra. Claremore has 10 Alumni Classes from 1954 to 2009 hosting reunions this weekend. You have given us roots, legacies, stories, records, and traditions that have also given us wings. Here are few memories from 1974, 1979, 1984, & 1989. Check back on Friday for more moments in history as we count down to the Alumni Luncheon. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
It was a GREAT DAY TO BE A ZEBRA today as we kicked off National Walk to School Day with our Wednesday Walking Pals. Our elementary schools were joined by several celebrities this morning for the big event. Keep in mind you do not have to be a celebrity to join us. Pick up an application to be a Wednesday Walking Pal or sign your student up in the office at Roosa, Westside or Claremont. Thank you for Volunteers For Youth for coordinating this program. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Playing a sport is not just about the game itself but about life lessons, commitment, determination, hard work, learning how to improve, to sacrifice, to be a team player. It's about living out the #CPSZEBRAPRIDE legacy for the rest of your life in all you do. Congrats to these senior softball players who took on that challenge!
Westside library had some special visitors this past week. Three ladies from the Holiday Hills Homemakers presented them with a check for $304.00. The money will help 30 students purchase books at the upcoming Scholastic Book Fair. These ladies have been blessing our students for several years. Their generosity and commitment to encouraging young readers is inspirational. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Today is opening day for FAFSA! The earlier you submit your information the more opportunities you will have for federal financial aid. https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Mrs. Deana Lemons, Claremore High School - Channel 2 Excellent Educator Award Winner. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE https://www.kjrh.com/news/local-news/excellent-educators-deanna-lemons-claremore-high-school?fbclid=IwAR2p9TU998AGetGwGn5JJfkNMzjGfqjNv-lYVzN6s7_dLmpIz1PZtiZBUxE
OUTSTANDING ZEBRAS Congratulations to both the CHS Band, Color Guard and Cheerleaders for their accomplishments this weekend in competitions! It’s a GREAT DAY TO BE A ZEBRA! #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
This past week the 6th graders at WRJH had their first annual Career Day sponsored by CIEDA. Several local Claremore professionals came in help increase students exposure to career opportunities right here in their own backyard. Businesses shared specific information about their industry, educational requirements, and some information on their personal journey. Thank you to CIEDA, our sponsor for today's event and to: RSU, State Farm, US GOV- Mark Lepak, Reading Truck Body, RCB, Volunteers for Youth, Holiday Inn/Claremore Conference Center, Tulsa Port of Catoosa, US Post Office, Coldwell Banker, City of Claremore- City Planner, Hillcrest, and Baker Hughes. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
They may be Regional Champs, but they are not finished yet! Good luck to our cheer team as they take the mat on Saturday at ORU to compete for a STATE RING! Hope to see all our past, present, and future cheer families in the stands on Saturday and wear your #ZEBRARED and show your #CPSZEBRAPRIDE! #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Homecoming parade entry form are due September 30th. Get yours here https://www.claremore.k12.ok.us/o/cps/browse/81707 #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
At Claremore Public Schools, we strive to create a work atmosphere for our teachers and staff that is collaborative, supportive, and stimulating. A productive learning environment for students depends on the ability of our teachers to share ideas and best practices with other educators and to have access to the most up-to-date training in the field of education. By recruiting the very best education professionals, we can be sure of the continued success of our students. While your kids won't be in our classrooms on September 30, all of our teachers and staff will be participating in professional development workshops presented by Solution Tree. This PLC training is made possible through the GEAR UP Grant and District PD. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE #STRONGSCHOOLSSTRONGCOMMUNITYZEBRASTRONG
Claremore High School has announced their Students of the Month for September. These students, selected by their teachers, represent our school motto of "Excellence for All, Excellence from All." 9th: Rylee Yewell and Scout Cutsinger 10th: Caroline Crum and Blake Bacon 11th: Erin Kuykendall and Tyler Douthitt 12th: Jayla Hurt and Jace Hightower Our Corporate Partner, AXH, hosts a luncheon for these students at Main Street Tavern each month. AXH understands the importance of celebrating, rewarding, and creating opportunities to mentor these young people. Students get to interact with several professional representatives from AXH and discuss their classes, goals, and potential career choices. The student could be selected for their outstanding academics, excellent teamwork, most improved, or for demonstrating positive character. Students are nominated and voted on by the entire faculty. Here's a little about each recipient: https://www.apptegy.net/s/news-cps-claremoreok/articles/chs-announces-september-students-of-the-month #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
For any prospective wrestlers who have not registered, you can sign up at any practice beginning October 7 through November 21! Practices will be on Mon., Tues., and Thurs. at 6 PM in the CHS Gym. If you would like any youth wrestling apparel, including a Claremore singlet, please use the following link: https://claremoreyouthwrestling.itemorder.com/ These order MUST be in no later than October 7! If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Coach Weber at [email protected] or request to join the Claremore Youth Wrestling Facebook page. I am looking forward to another successful season! Coach Weber #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Just a reminder to complete your 2019-20 Free and Reduced Application by Monday, September 30 to continue receiving meal benefits AND potentially qualify for College Admission Fee waivers, additional 2 Free ACT testing opportunities and more. Apply online at www.myschoolapps.com #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Join in the fun for NATIONAL WALK TO SCHOOL DAY with our WEDNESDAY WALKING PALS! October 2nd you can walk to school with a local celebrity! So parents plan on bringing your kids out on October 2nd. 7:00 AM meet at the designated location 7:10 AM start walking 7:25 AM arrive at school Claremont meets at First Baptist Church Roosa meets at St Cecilia's Catholic Church Westside meets at Westwood Church Remember when your grandparents had to walk to school, uphill, in a blizzard, both ways? The National Center for Safe Routes to School has been working for more than two decades to bring that time back — but not so school children can have stories to pass on to their future grandkids. Walk to School Day is about getting up and moving. The program is made possible through our local Volunteers for Youth. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
COLLEGE APP WEEK IS THIS WEEK! National Honor Society is hosting their 5th COLLEGE CONNECTION on TONIGHT and it's open to ALL CHS Juniors & Seniors. COLLEGE CONNECTION workshops that will be lead by college representative from OU, OSU, TU & RSU and other specialists that will help you navigate your future plans. These presentations & workshops will be interactive including the application process & how to stand out, maximizing scholarship opportunities, college enrichment programs such as President's Leadership Council and Honors Programs. The panel begins at 6pm in the CHS library and will have breakout sessions following. This event is open to all current 11th - 12th graders at CHS. This will also prepare all seniors for the COLLEGE APPLICATION process they will be completing Tues, Thurs & Friday this week. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Homecoming is only 11 days away and "There's A New King of the Jungle!" Below you will find ALL THINGS HOMECOMING including the parade entry form. https://www.claremore.k12.ok.us/o/cps/browse/81707 #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Claremore High School Cheerleading is bringing home an OSSAA 5A REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP! Here is a clip of their routine performed at the CHS pep assembly last week! Congratulations on all your hard work, ladies! https://www.facebook.com/ClaremorePublicSchools/videos/437337590224487/
Each year on the fourth Tuesday of September, National Voter Registration Day (September 24th) celebrates our democracy in the United States. Parents and students now is the time to register to vote so that you can take part in the upcoming primary and general elections in November. Younger students can participate, too! Students who are not yet 18 years of age can celebrate National Voter Registration Day by educating themselves and their peers about the current political climate, candidates in their districts, and issues that directly affect their lives. Learn more about registering to vote and who is on your ballot! https://p2a.co/JJaCwVO #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Tradition never graduates! Today is game day and CHS football players asked some of their teachers to support them by wearing their jerseys. Teachers pour into the lives of these student-athletes, and it's an honor to have a player ask you to wear their jersey. Today they acknowledged the heart, the spirit, and the dedication they share whether on a field or in a classroom. If you can't be in the stands, you can watch the game on https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRArRSn9zZqtgYFQ8g2aarQ #CPSZEBRAPRIDE #ZEBRARED
ACT Registration Deadline is Friday 9.20.19 to avoid late fees for the October test date. For more info on the ACT test dates and to register click the link below. If you are a JUNIOR OR SENIOR and qualify for Free or Reduced lunches, you can receive a fee waiver for the ACT! If you have a waiver, register online and put the number in the top right-hand corner of the waiver in when prompted for payment. **If you call ACT to register using the fee waiver you will also get access to FREE ACT Online Prep, ACT Academy Test Prep, apply for college for FREE and much, much more! For fee waivers or to know whether you qualify, swing by the counseling office--Room 101! https://www.act.org/content/act/en.html
Professional teachers are made in the preparation; in the day in and day out of their discipline. They are made as they execute their training in the trenches and on the grand stage. They are made in the quite (okay, it's never really quiet) and in the noisy hallways and classrooms of their schools. They are made in the heart of a person - a person that chooses excellence, chooses compassion, chooses to invest in others, chooses to love. Claremore Public Schools is overflowing with #CPSZEBRAPRIDE for the professional teacher Mrs. Michelle Rahn is.
Tomorrow the State Department of Education will announce the Oklahoma Teacher of the Year. Claremore's, Michelle Rahn, is one of those top 12 finalists. We are proud to have her represent our school system. Her enthusiasm, pursuit of excellence, and desire to inspire this generation of critical thinkers defines #CPSZEBRAPRIDE!
We are loving our new app! Stay updated with access to real-time sports scores, the daily cafeteria menu, news from administrators, student stories, and even emergency notifications. https://youtu.be/ES_ZGLWYOAI You can download the app for free on both Google Play or the Apple App Store. Download for Android: http://bit.ly/2OE8G1C Download for iPhone: https://apple.co/2MDu6cz #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
TUTORING STARTS THIS WEEK Response to Intervention (RTI) is a multi-tier approach to the early identification and support of students with learning needs. The RTI process begins with high-quality instruction and universal screening of all children in the classroom. Struggling learners are provided with interventions at increasing levels of intensity to accelerate their rate of learning. CHS provides a 40-minute class period everyday students can attend any class in which they might need additional instruction, remediation, or acceleration in their classes. In addition, CHS offers FREE TUTORING for all students in the areas of Math and English. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
After a late start, the Collinsville Hog Show kicked off the weekend. Sammi Jo and Rose did an excellent job driving their hogs and were rewarded for it. Rose was 3rd in her class with a young Duroc gilt. Sammi was Reserve Champion Hereford and was 4th in class with her Spot gilt. Congratulations ladies. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE #ClaremoreFFA
ZTV is BACK!!!! Check out their first broadcast of the year. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1orh-U603Sa27iIN8CJPCSgOtartF8nA2/view?usp=sharing #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Claremont Elementary PTO closed out the first official week of school with their annual carnival. Looks like Principal Fay took a dip in the dunk tank while Mrs. Peck did time in jail during the festivities. Thank you to Travis Peck for serving as the emcee, and our partners in education RSU Athletes and RCB Bank.
CPS Parent Portal is one way we keep you informed about your students' academics and attendance. Letters with your activation codes were sent home with your student last week. However, if you encounter any issues or did not receive the form, please contact [email protected]. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
2019-2020 ACT NATIONAL TESTING DATES TEST: September 14, 2019 REGISTRATION: August 16, 2019 LATE REGISTRATION: August 17-30, 2019 TEST: October 26, 2019 REGISTRATION:September 20, 2019 LATE REGISTRATION: September 21-October 4, 2019 TEST: December 14, 2019 REGISTRATION: November 8, 2019 LATE REGISTRATION: November 9-22, 2019 TEST: February 8, 2020 REGISTRATION: January 10, 2020 LATE REGISTRATION: January 11-17, 2020 TEST: April 4, 2020 REGISTRATION: February 28, 2020 LATE REGISTRATION: February 29-March 13, 2020 TEST: June 13, 2020 REGISTRATION: May 8, 2020 LATE REGISTRATION: May 9-22, 2020 TEST: July 18, 2020* REGISTRATION: June 19, 2020 LATE REGISTRATION: June 20-26, 2020 #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Where else would a teacher want to be on her birthday but with her students in that infamous Oklahoma heat? Ms. @Jesslyn Schrock left out early heading to OKC with the CHS FFA officer team for their annual leadership retreat. Expecting to improve collaboration, build trust, and energize the team she planned an original retreat at the RIVERSPORT Adventure Park in the Boathouse District. The morning on the water in rafts geared toward helping the FFA team work together more effectively, which included several races and a little tug of war. This experience inspired their creativity so, over lunch, the group collaborated on some long-range planning for the chapter. Build communication and work together with your group towards a common goal as you complete Although there is no "i" in "team," leaders need to be self-aware and personally challenged to have a growth mindset. A five-story ropes course helped them face their fears and engaged their adventurous nature. A couple of the officers embraced the unknown and tackled rumble jump. The leadership lessons all cumulated as they faced the Class 4 white water rapids. "While we all ended up soaked, it was an excellent personal and professional leadership experience. As a bonus... nobody fell out of the raft," she said with a grin. Happy Belated Birthday Ms. Schrock! #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Five teachers attened #CPSSTAFFSUMMERSCHOOL professional development from EduSkills for our EL (English Language Learners) teachers. This PD focused on new changes in Oklahoma state law and how to use the latest software program, which simplifies paperwork. Guero Loco also trained teachers on how to reach our English Learner students in fun, positive ways through music and relationships. Left to right: Jamie Hernandez, Kristy Hostler, performer Guero Loco, Rachel Foster, Vicki Hanson, and Stacye Bacon #CPSZEBRAPRIDE #CPSSTAFFSUMMERSCHOOL
Teaching children about their bodies, and how to respect and care for them is a top priority for our physical education department district-wide. Professional Learning Communities are not just for core subjects. CPS Elementary PE teachers planned their own #CPSSTAFFSUMMERSCHOOL and took a day to collaborate and prepare curriculum for the new school year. In addition to exercising the body, our students will be learning about bones, muscles, the circulatory system, and nutrition. Erica Johnson - Roosa, Sommer Faulconer - Westside, Jeannie Seidel - Catalayah, and Debbie Steuart - Claremont are all excited to get the new school year started! #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Check out the story FOX23 did on Dylan Kedzior - Zebra Wide Receiver! #CPSZEBRAPRIDE https://www.fox23.com/sports/-not-every-day-is-guaranteed-claremore-wr-works-past-grief-towards-college-football-dream/973951647
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.
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
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
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
"No high school in the state does homecoming like Claremore!" We hear that over and over from our alumni and teachers. Elementary tours, Float Building, Spirit Lunches, Door Decorating, Parade on Will Rogers Blvd., All Class Alumni Luncheon, Reunions, and of course Coronation of epic proportions have come to define northeast Oklahoma's greatest homecoming. StuCo is looking to revisit some of the THEMES and TRADITIONS of the past. So, "... as the Zebras come galloping home," we'd love to hear from our alumni as you remember your homecomings at CHS. Comment below the year you graduated and the homecoming theme you remember most. #throwbackthursday #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
"Game on peeps! I toured Northeast Tech and I LOVED it!" - Marilyn Lewis stated after spending a couple of days earlier this summer at Northeast Tech's TECHsperience. She has always been a supporter of career tech, but this experience has strengthened her resolve to encourage students to consider this option in high school or after graduation. She attended the Visual Communications, Diesel Mechanics, Culinary Arts, Auto Parts, and the Electricity program where she gained exposure to the new ways her Algebra content directly relates to the workforce. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE #StaffSummerSchool
“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 [email protected] 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.
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.
@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 protected]. 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.