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!
Homecoming shirts are on sale now through Sunday, September 15th! A hard copy of the order form is available in the front office at each CPS site, or you can order online at the link below. www.crispyprint.com/claremore_homecoming_19/ #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
Of all the factors that determine student outcomes, family engagement is at the top of the list. Partnerships between schools and families can improve students’ grades, attendance, persistence, and motivation. We look forward to visiting with you about your child's progress at our upcoming Parent/Teacher Conferences for Claremore High School & Will Rogers Jr Hi on Sept. 10th. No appointment is necessary; teachers will be available from 4:00pm to 7:30pm. #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.