Bulldogger Blast

Parent & Community Newsletter

What's Going On

April 27th, 2018 |Dates of Note:

-- NHS Induction Ceremony -- April 30th at 6:00 p.m. in the Student Center

-- Sports Physicals -- May 1st from Sports Physicals 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. in the Student Center: Cost is $20 and these physicals will be good for the 2018-19 school year.

-- StuCo Mixer -- May 4th at 3:45 p.m. in the Student Center: Painting, Karaoke, Minute to Win It games, concessions, and more. All students are invited to attend.

-- Saturday School -- May 5th and May 12th from 8:30 a.m. - noon. Students needing to attend should see Mr. Stowe to sign up.

-- Teacher Appreciation Week -- May 7th through 11th

Celebrating Success

  • Our choir had a very successful Spring Concert last night, April 26th.
  • Last Friday, the 20th, our FFA had their year-end banquet. This is a student-led banquet and our students do a fantastic job.
  • The Bulldogger baseball team is in the midst of a 7-game winning streak and hosts Newkirk tonight, April 27th, at 4:00 and 6:00 p.m. for District playoffs.
  • Our boys and girls track teams have had wildly successful years thus far and compete tomorrow, the 28th, at Catoosa in Regionals.
  • The boys golf team has had several successful tournaments, including 1st at the Nowata Invitational, 2nd at the Vinita Invational, and 4th at the Regional Qualifier putting them into the Regional Tournament. Triston Brown was also the individual champ at Vinita.
  • Congrats to our March Students of the Month! Freshmen: Michel Caswell & Jolena Myers - Sophomores: Noah Opela & Alexis Truitt - Juniors: Caleb Atchison & Janie Adams - Seniors: Tanner Sykes & Terri Reed.
  • Mrs. Thoreson and two of our Key Club members, Jolena Myers and Ellen Stark, recently attended District Convention in Dallas.
  • Senior Karissa Jones recently signed to run track at Pittsburg State University.

Principal's Desk

As we turn the corner headed towards May with a full head of steam, I am amazed at how quickly this school year has come and gone. As I reflect on this school year, I feel more fortunate than ever to be the Dewey High School Principal. The students, faculty & community of Dewey make this a great place!

May is a super busy month of school. In an effort to keep you up to date on the various events, we've added a Spring Calendar At--A-Glance to our Announcements link located on the High School page of the school website. I would like to mention that on May 14th we will be having our Awards Assembly at 9:30 a.m. in the High School Auditorium. The assembly will be preceded by our new tradition of a "Senior Walk" through the Elementary in their cap & gowns. This is a neat event for our kids & awesome to see the faces of the Elementary students when they see the Seniors. Another item to put on your calendars is Semester Finals. These will be May 17th & May 18th. We plan to have notices in regards to students qualifying for Semester Test exemptions sent out by May 14th.

Lastly, a reminder that the last day of school is May 18th with graduation that evening, 8:00 p.m. at Bulldogger Stadium.

Brent Dugger


Staff Spotlight

Jimmy Gray is serving as our School Resource Officer for the fourth year. Officer Gray has worked in the Dewey Police Department for twelve years. He and his wife Beth have four kids. Officer Gray also served in the Army National Guard for nine years, serving in Iraq and Afghanistan for deployments. When asked his “why” as an SRO, Officer Gray said that he chose a career in law enforcement to make his community of 40 years a better place and that he chose to be a School Resource Officer because he believes children are where to start that change.
Brent Dugger is a fifteen year educator who has been at DPS for ten years. Mr. Dugger is is in his fourth year as our high school principal, was the assistant principal at the elementary for three years, and prior to that taught at the middle school. Mr. Dugger's wife Larissa is a Pre-K teacher here, and they have two daughters, Addison and Macie. He enjoys firing up the BBQ pit, running, and staying active. When asked his "why" as an educator, Mr. Dugger said he hopes to have the same influence that his teachers did for him. He enjoys helping to mentor students into young adulthood.