WEEKLY UPDATE

OKEMAH PUBLIC SCHOOLS

OFFICE OF THE SUPERINTENDENT

R.L. VICK II

May 01, 2022

OUR MISSION

Okemah Schools, in cooperation with parents, students and the community, will develop students to their fullest potential so they may become responsible, productive citizens in a rapidly-changing, multicultural society.
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TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK MAY 2-6

This is Teacher Appreciation Week. Please take a moment to show your support for our amazing faculty and staff. There are many ways to show your appreciation. We are blessed to have such an awesome group of people serving our community.

CURRENT EVENTS May 1 - May 7

Sunday, May 1


Monday, May 2

  • Polaris Award Honors @ HS Commons


Tuesday, May 3

  • Little Olympics ***Rescheduled to 05/09 due to weather***
  • State FFA Convention (05/03,04)
  • Free Athletic Physicals for ALL BOYS @ DOME 4:45


Wednesday, May 4

  • State FFA Convention


Thursday, May 5

  • HS/MS Band Concert
  • Senior Girls Tea


Friday, May 6

  • SNOW DAY
  • HS TRK State Meet @ Catoosa

Saturday, May 7

  • HS TRK State Meet @ Catoosa

UPCOMING EVENTS May 8 - May 14

Sunday, May 8

  • Baccalaureate


Monday, May 9

  • HS Awards Assembly
  • FFA Banquet
  • Little Olympics (Rescheduled from 05/02)


Tuesday, May 10

  • Elementary Awards
  • 8th Grade Promotion


Wednesday, May 11

  • Elementary Awards


Thursday, May 12

  • Last Day of School
  • MS/UE Awards
  • Faculty/Staff End of Year Recognition
  • Free Athletic Physicals for ALL GIRLS @ Dome 4:45


Friday, May 13

  • HS Graduation

Saturday, May 14

2022 VALEDICTORIANS

2022 SALUTATORIAN

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FINAL WEEK OF SCHOOL IMPORTANT INFORMATION

May 8 Baccalaureate 7:00 @ Panther Dome


May 10 8th Grade Promotion 6:30 @ Panther Dome


May 10 WWTC Completion Ceremony 6:00 or 7:30 depending on program ***@ WWTC Main Campus --- limited to 3 guests per student*** EVENT WILL BE LIVE STREAMED VIA THE WWTC FACEBOOK PAGE

https://www.facebook.com/weswatkinstech


MAY 12 Last Day of School


May 13 Graduation 7:30 @ Okemah Pecan Bowl (Will be at Panther Dome if raining) EVENT WILL BE LIVE STREAMED

AWARDS CEREMONIES

May 3 WWTC Awards Assembly

8:15 or 12:15 Depending on program enrollment

***STUDENTS & STAFF ONLY***EVENT WILL BE LIVE STREAMED VIA THE WWTC FACEBOOK PAGE https://www.facebook.com/weswatkinstech


May 9 High School Awards Assembly @ Panther Dome

9-12 Grade


May 10 Elementary Awards Assembly @ Oakes North Parking Lot

1st Grade 9:00

2nd Grade 10:00


May 11 Elementary Awards Assembly @ Oakes North Parking Lot

Kindergarten 9:00

3rd Grade 10:00

Pre K 12:00


May 12 Middle School/Upper Elementary Awards Assembly @ Middle School Auditorium

4th/5th Grade 9:30

6th-8th Grade 1:00

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STUDENTS OF THE MONTH - MAY

Oakes Elementary -- Danilyn Franks & Thomas Jones

Upper Elementary --

Okemah Middle School --

Weekly Walkthrough

Every day, Okemah Public Schools faculty and staff are working to prepare our students for the future. Please take a moment to get a closer look at the awesome things I see while walking through our district.
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RECORD CROWD AS OKEMAH HOSTED THE CLASS A/2A REGIONAL TRACK MEET

Participants from almost seventy school districts across the state traveled to Okemah on Saturday to participate in the regional track meet. Teams began arriving at approximately 7:30 and the track area did not clear out for the next 12 hours. Okemah has hosted the regional track meet for several years but 2022 will rightfully be remembered as one of the largest crowds seen. This event was a great opportunity to showcase our facilities and wonderful community. It definitely had a positive impact on our local economy. Thank you to the many people that worked long hours to make the event a success.

OKEMAH ATHLETICS INFORMATION

Information including sports schedules and facility information can be found here.

https://www.okemahk12.com/37229_1
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STATE TRACK MEET INFORMATION @ CATOOSA - FRANK MCNABB STADIUM --- MAY 6, 7

  • 2000 s. Cherokee Street, Catoosa, Ok. 74015



FAFSA INFORMATION FOR SENIORS

The 2022-23 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) launched at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time October 1, 2021. New and returning students who plan to attend college between July 1, 2022, and June 30, 2023, should complete the FAFSA as soon as possible. To assist students and parents in the process, the Department’s Federal Student Aid (FSA) office has been sharing tips @FAFSA, including “7 Things You Need Before Filling Out the FAFSA Form” and “8 Steps to Completing the FAFSA Form.”
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CURRICULUM/ACADEMIC STANDARDS

Oklahoma Academic Standards serve as expectations for what students should know and be able to do by the end of the school year. These standards were written by Oklahomans for Oklahoma. Curriculum prepared and presented to the students in Okemah Public Schools are aligned with the Oklahoma Academic Standards

Now is a great time to begin signing up for summer camps

Click Link Below for Science Museum STEM Camps

https://www.sciencemuseumok.org/summer-camps


Click Link Below for Grades 8-12 STEM Camps

https://www.okcollegestart.org/High_School_Planning/Summer_academies/summer_academies.aspx


Click Link Below for 6-8 STEM Camp OKC Memorial Museum

https://memorialmuseum.com/news/summer-stem-camps/


Click Link Below for Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education Academies

https://www.okhighered.org/news-center/summer-academies2022.shtml

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We are experiencing a shortage of bus drivers and substitute teachers. Please contact the administration office for information on becoming a bus driver or sub. We will help you obtain a bus driver's license
OKLAHOMA SCHOOL SECURITY TIP LINE

If this is an emergency, please call 911 before completing this form.

Campus Upgrades and Updates

Okemah Public Schools facilities are a big part of the community. Many civic organizations, churches, and youth sports organizations regularly use them. We will always strive to keep everything clean and up to date.


DISTRICT


Okemah High School


Oakes Elementary School


Okemah Middle School

We have begun installing the new HVAC units.


Okemah Panther Dome


Okemah Pecan Bowl


Okemah Middle School


Okemah Auditorium.


Middle School Gym

Other News

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” ― W.B. Yeats