Nathan Hale Weekly

December 1, 2015

Vision Statement

To provide a safe and supportive environment where rigorous foundational knowledge is acquired and applied.
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Welcome Back!

If you are anything like me, you read that title and go, "Ugh! When is Christmas Break?" It is three weeks away...not that I checked. It is easy to get lazy and distracted this time of year. Please remember that those are three important weeks! I also want to remind you that it is important to stay energetic and positive for our students. As we draw closer to the holiday season we will be excited to travel, to see loved ones, to enjoy the festivities, but many of our students will not have the same experiences. Many will experience a lack of family, presents and even food! For some of our students, the relationship with their favorite teacher is the most meaningful and stable relationship in their lives. This is why we must be gracious, kind, positive and energetic even under demanding circumstances. I challenge each one of you to find a way to show an extra measure of kindness to at least one student every day for the next three weeks! As you do so, please feel free to email the staff and share your experiences.

C. Starr

Coming Attractions

  • November 30 and December 1: CPR for Seniors
  • November 30: Basketball v. BTW
  • December 4: Early Release
  • December 4: Basketball @ Noble
  • December 14&15: Semester Finals
  • December 18: Last Day of Semester
  • January 4,5, & 6: Teacher Grade Entry

Let us know what you think!

Below is a short survey about factors that allowed Hale High to have a great start to the school year. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey so we can continue to work on making Nathan Hale High School a great place for students.

Counselor's Corner

Upcoming Scholarships

Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships - $5,000 - 20 Awards (Deadline: December 5, 2015)

A) Applications for Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships are accepted from October 5 through December 5, 2015.

B) Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships are open to student's enrolled in an accredited educational institution in the United States.

Solution Reach Scholarship - $2,000 - 2 Awards (Deadline: December 18, 2015)

Student Eligibility: High school graduates with a GPA of 3.2 or higher and already accepted at an accredited college/university may apply.

You Deserve it Scholarship - $1,000 - 1 Award (Deadline: February 15, 2016)

Student Eligibility: A) You must be a resident of any of the 50 United States, District of Columbia or US Territories B) You must be 16 years of age or older C) You must either be enrolled now, or will be enrolled iin a qualified high school, college or university within the United States.

Nathan Hale Art Show

Students who received an award from the Art Show.

Yakelyn Alvarado

Rosie Jimenez-Rubio

Diego Que

Kristen Sutton

Jordan Young

Aylicia Crowder

Elizabeth Colmenero

Casey Cole

Nehru Williams

Kaitlyn Taylor

Steve Fleming

Erin Fleming

Luz Ramirez

Fabiola Remedios

Daisa McClellan

Juliana Moua

Caleb Broaddus

Audie Graves

Audrey Lane

Maria Medina

Laura Perez

Vin Tangel

Perfect Rangers

These students have perfect attendance this school year. Congratulate these Rangers for their hard work to be here everyday.

Yakelyn Alvarado

Dylan Bridgeman

Ryan Bridgeman

Hunter Chalfin

Earnest Cobb

Adrian Gastelum

Robert Goree

Jauwon Harris

Lillian Laumbach

Kyley Lyons

Jensen Maggs

Christopher McPhearson

Janae Nash

Fabiola Remedios

Tucker Romesburg

Mark Sanders

John Steed

Angel Torres

Russell Yang

Steven York

Meet Mrs. Holt

After graduating from Nathan Hale High School in 1974, Mrs. Holt attended Oklahoma State University (GO POKES!) and received her Master’s Degree in Learning Disabilities. Mrs. Holt's first job was at Cleveland Junior High. This is her 25th year at Nathan Hale High School and her 34th year of teaching.

Mrs. Holt's philosophy of teaching is that all students deserve to receive the best education possible, regardless of their special needs. She is currently a Read 180 and English IV teacher. She says " It has been my passion to help each student discover individual gifts and talents and to reach their full potential. I seek to motivate and inspire students to be kind and treat people with respect."

Mrs. Holt's husband, Jeff, teaches Micro and Macro Economics at Tulsa Community College. They have three wonderful children! The oldest son, Brian, was a Fireman/Paramedic in Coweta for three years and just recently joined the Broken Arrow Fire Department. Her daughter, Rachel, is finishing her Masters in Science Education and will be doing her student teaching in the spring. The youngest son, Matthew, attends TCC under the Tulsa Achieves program and has set his focus on becoming a nurse. In addition to 3 wonderful children, they also have three entertaining dogs; Brandy, Caydee and Nami. The “wild child” is Nami, and they also foster dogs before they find their forever home.

Mrs. Holt's favorite pastime is hiking, especially in Colorado! Turkey Mountain is her go-to place to hike in the Tulsa area. She also enjoys reading, especially murder mysteries. According to family and friends, she seem to live her life by the motto, “Buy the shoes, life is short”.

In closing, Mrs. Holt has a true love for Nathan Hale High School and has no desire to work anywhere else! “Bloom where you are planted”, has always been a favorite quote and she intends to stay where she was planted.

Science Department

The Science courses are designed to prepare students to be both college and career ready. Every student is required to take three-lab based units of science to meet graduation requirements. The Science department at Hale offer the following courses from the district's course catalog: Biology I, Biology II, Chemistry I, AP Chemistry, Physics & Human Anatomy and Physiology. Students can enhance their experience in science by attending Tulsa Technology Center or attending Tulsa Community College (Concurrent Enrollment).

Suzanne Jackson(Department Chair)- Chemistry I & Biology I & Human


Scott Chronister(Head Football coach)- Chemistry I

Manny Mendoza- Biology II, AP Chemistry & Physics

Madeleine Parsell- Biology I

Jon Remilus- Biology I

Wishing You A Happy December Birthday!














Jenna Hillman-30

Attendance Data

Week of November 16th