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
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. Today teachers will meet with their PLC groups the last hour of the day. EARLY OUT TODAY! WRJH / CHS @ 2:30 PM Elementary @ 2:00 PM #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
We are pleased to invite you to join your community in raising money for Claremore Public School District at an event that is sure to cause some excitement – Drive 4 UR Community! For every person who takes a test-drive in a Ford vehicle during our event, Ford Motor Company will donate $20 to Claremore Public Schools. In total, as much as $6,000 could be raised! This fundraising event is a unique way to fill some of those financial gaps to achieving their goals. By taking a simple test-drive and filling out a survey, you can support this cause and help CPS in a meaningful way! Please mark your calendars and invite family, friends and neighbors to join Jack Kissee Ford in supporting CPS and your local community! Registration is not required but if you want to speed up the process you can pre-register here: https://d4ur.com/KM7W4 Thursday – NOVEMBER 7, 2019 from 4PM – 8PM Claremore High School 201 E Stuart Roosa – Claremore # Strong SchoolsStrongCommunityZebra Strong #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Football playoff shirts are now available to purchase. You may turn your order in at the CHS front office or you may order online. https://2019zebraplayoffs.itemorder.com/sale All 10th - 12th grade players/trainers/managers receive a short sleeve shirt from the QBC. Roster will be on the back of the ADULt SHIRTS ONLY. The shirts are a soft style shirt. DEADLINE is Monday, November 11th @ 3:00pm #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
Claremore High School Navy Junior ROTC will conduct a Veterans Day Assembly to honor those that have served our great country. During the assembly, Claremore High School will bear witness to a special and long overdue High School Graduation! They will honor an American Hero who never got the chance to graduate High School because of his service in World War II. The community is invited to attend. #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
ZUAC shirts ordered by October 14th arrived today and are ready to be PICKED UP! CHS - pick up from Mrs. Brace's office before school or after 12:30 pm Wed. or anytime on Thursday. Other sites - will be delivered Wednesday between 10 - 11:55am. Didn't get yours ordered the first time around... WE ARE STILL TAKING ORDERS! Get an order form or order online here: https://www.claremore.k12.ok.us/article/145837?org=cps Over the past 3 years, we have donated over 10K to staff & students from CHS, WRJH, Westside, and Roosa as personally battled this disease. We still have teachers and students in our district that are actively in treatment. T-SHIRTS are on sale NOW & the most substantial part of our fundraising efforts. Every sport will have a ZUAC night you can wear them to, and in February, we will host our annual ZUAC week. #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
There is still time to get your order in for a Zebras United Against Cancer t-shirt. All the sports will have a ZUAC night this year. We will also have a ZUAC week in February. Remember NOT ALL CANCER IS PINK; therefore, we will be raising money all year as we support our staff & students that are battling a variety of cancers. Pick an order form at CHS, download the form here https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/490006/ZUAC_Tshirt_order_form.pdf, or you can order online here https://crispyprint.com/claremore_zuac_19/shop/home Our first round of orders will be in by October 25th. Our second round of orders are currently being taken until October 31st. Every sport will have a ZUAC night you can wear them to and in February we will host our ZUAC week. #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.