Twas the Night Before Christmas For Teachers - By Joyce Luke 'Twas the week before Christmas and all through the school Not a pupil was silent, no matter what rule. The children were busy with paper and paste; The mess that they made with it couldn't be faced. The teacher half frantic and almost in tears, Had just settled down to work with her dears, When out in the hall there arose such a clatter up sprang the kids to see what was the matter! Away to the door they all flew like a flash; The one who was leading went down with a crash. Then what to their wondering eyes did appear But a green Christmas tree! (To decorate I fear!) When the teacher saw this, she almost grew sick. She knew in a moment it must be Old Nick! She ran to the door (all her efforts were vain) But she shouted, and stamped, and she called them by name; "Now Tommy! Now Sandy, Now Judy and Harry! Stop Billy! Stop Robert! Stop Donny and Sherry! Now get to your places get away from the hall Now get away! Get away! Get away all! As leaves that before the wild hurricane fly The pupils, pell mell, started scurrying by. They ran to the blackboard and skipped down the aisle; Their faces were shining and each had a smile. First came a basket of popcorn to string Then came the Christmas tree (menacing thing). As the tree was brought in there arose a great shout; The pupils were merrily romping about. The state they were in could lead to a riot; The teacher was sure, if allowed, they would try it. Her nerves how they jangled! Her temples were throbbing! The rush of her breath sounded almost like sobbing! The lines of her face were as fixed as a mask; It was plain that she didn't feel up to her task. The look in her eye would have tamed a wild steer, But the children ignored it; they did every year. A tear from her eye and a shake of her head Soon led me to think that she wished she were dead. She spoke not a word but went straight to her work, Strung all the popcorn which broke with a jerk. But at last it was finished and placed on the tree; Then came the bell and the children were free. Their shrill little voices soon faded away And peace was restored at the end of the day. As she looked at the Christmas tree glistening and tall, She smiled as she whispered, "Merry Christmas to All"!!
almost 3 years ago, CPS Communications
Merry Christmas to All
Westside Kindergarten Students enjoy Circle Time with their amazing teachers! #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
almost 3 years ago, Falon Smith
Kindergarten Students
Kindergarten Students
Coach Faulconer and Miss Cindy Lou! (her daughter)
almost 3 years ago, Westside Communications
Coach Faulconer & Finley
The Kindergarten through 5th grade students worked the last 3 days together as a team to create this winter collage out of 1" construction paper squares in Mrs. Ratcliff's art class at Westside. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
almost 3 years ago, Westside Communications
Art Class
Mrs. Banks' 2nd Grade Class got to have some fun visitors FROM Western Sun!! #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
almost 3 years ago, Westside Communications
2nd Grade Visitors
2nd Grade visitors.
2nd Grade Fun
The City of Claremore proudly announce one free baseball clinic and one free softball clinic during the month of January 2020. Contact Ron Paris to enroll or ask questions at (918)342-2522 or e-mail rparis@claremorecity.com
almost 3 years ago, CPS Communications
Free Baseball & Softball Clinics
A letter is going home today with students from Mr. Abshere. He is resigning from Claremore Schools to take a statewide job. Mrs. Hinds will be the new principal beginning Jan 6. She will do an amazing job. The letter explains more. If you have questions, please contact us.
almost 3 years ago, Glen Abshere
There will be NO Running Club this week or the month of January. Running Club will resume at the beginning of February. Happy Holidays! #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
almost 3 years ago, Falon Smith
Running Club Form
Running Club
Our Lost and Found is getting full! If you see anything familiar come by or have your kiddo grab their belongings. All items still here during Christmas break will be donated. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
almost 3 years ago, Falon Smith
Lost and found items
Lost & Found Items
BizTown fun and learning for Westside 5th graders. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
almost 3 years ago, Falon Smith
BizTown
BizTown
BizTown
BizTown
Westside 5th graders had a blast at BizTown! #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
almost 3 years ago, Falon Smith
BizTown
BizTown
BizTown
BizTown
Attendance is critical to student learning and developing life long skills. Congratulations to the 4th grade team on winning the November attendance award with 96% attendance rate
almost 3 years ago, Glen Abshere
November Attendance Award Winner
Congratulations to the following Westside students who qualified for the Elks Lodge County Hoop Shoot contest!! Contest will be held Saturday, 12/7, at the Verdigris JH gym starting at 8:45 AM! Boys: Kannon Kinnard: 8-9 Age Group Maverick Holm: 10-11 Age Group Kirk Whitehead: 12-13 Age Group Girls: Sadie Sinyana: 8-9 Age Group Maise Stagner-Speer: 10-11 Age Group Olivia Clemens: 12-13 Age Group #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
almost 3 years ago, Falon Smith
Boy Contestants
Hoop Shoot Contestants
Girl Contestants
3RD Grade Native American Projects. The students did an amazing job! #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
almost 3 years ago, Falon Smith
3rd Grade Students Native American Projects
Westside Students having Fun learning in the Art room with Mrs. Ratcliff! #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
almost 3 years ago, Falon Smith
Students in Art.
With 15 school days until Winter Break, Santa and CPS staff want to welcome you back from Thanksgiving break and remind you it's essential to FINISH STRONG. That is 105 hours of instructional time, which is 6,300 seconds of learning. Remember ATTENDANCE MATTERS! #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
almost 3 years ago, CPS Communications
Welcome Back
Weekly News and Lunch Menu
almost 3 years ago, Falon Smith
Weekly News
Today is no different from every day we for teachers. We are thankful for our students and their families, connections with our colleagues, for the leaders that encourage our growth, and the caring support from our own families. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
about 3 years ago, CPS Communications
Happy Thanksgiving
Happy Thanksgiving
Happy Thanksgiving
Happy Thanksgiving
Claremore Public School teacher Brooke Lee, you're Oklahoma's Milken Educator Award Winner! Mrs. Lee is an English teacher at Will Rogers Junior High and received $25,000 award. https://www.milkeneducatorawards.org/newsroom/videos/view/brooke-lee-claremore-oklahoma #CPSZEBRAPRIDE #oklaed #milkenaward
about 3 years ago, CPS Communications
We know that being present is important for your child’s learning progress. What can you do to help them be at school every day? • Set a regular bedtime and morning routine. • Lay out clothes and pack backpacks the night before. • Don’t let your child stay home unless she is truly sick. Keep in mind complaints of a stomach ache or headache can be a sign of anxiety and not a reason to stay home. • If your child seems anxious about going to school, talk to teachers, school counselors, or other parents for advice on how to make her feel comfortable and excited about learning. • Develop back-up plans for getting to school if something comes up. Call on a family member, a neighbor, or another parent. • Avoid medical appointments and extended trips when school is in session. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
about 3 years ago, CPS Communications
Attendance Matters