The Shawnee Public Schools Title VI Indian Education Program Parent Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m., Dec. 18, at the Shawnee High School PAAC hospitality room. All parents of Native American students attending Shawnee Schools are encouraged to attend.
Rescheduling the Stomp Dance that was postponed due to inclement weather forecasts will be discussed.
Art award winners from Jefferson Elementary were recently announced.
Camila Martin Del Campo, fourth grader, received first place. Ivy Walker, fourth grader, placed second. Chance White, second grader, was awarded third place.
Will Rosebure for Kyle Rosebure, BancFirst Insurance Services, Inc., presented the awards to the students. Donna Merkt from Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art served as the art contest judge.
During the winter months, it is important to keep updated on school cancellations due to inclement weather. Receiving push notifications through the Shawnee Public Schools mobile app is one way to receive up-to-the-minute information.
Once you have downloaded the app, choose settings, and then select the groups from which you would like to receive push notifications.
The app also connects users with the latest school news and calendar.
For assistance in downloading the Shawnee Public Schools mobile app, contact Cherity Pennington at email@example.com.
Sequoyah and Will Rogers Elementary Schools have been awarded a five-year 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant, Dr. April Grace, superintendent for Shawnee Public Schools, announced recently.
By receiving the $1.3 million grant, Sequoyah and Will Rogers will be able to extend learning opportunities beyond the regular school day at each site. Participating students will focus on learning projects related to science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM), as well as activities for remediation and enrichment in a variety of personal and academic areas.
Sequoyah and Will Rogers join Shawnee's Jefferson and Horace Mann Elementary in becoming 21st Century Learning sites, meaning all four of Shawnee's elementary schools are now part of the program, Grace said. Because all four sites have received the grant, approximately 500 Shawnee students are part of the after-school learning program this year alone. The total amount Shawnee Public Schools has received from these grants is $2.6 million.
A new app available for Shawnee students and their parents will make knowing when the school bus will arrive much easier.
With the Versatrans My Stop app, parents and students know exactly where their school bus is and what time it will show up at their stop - all from a mobile device.
The My Stop app displays the bus's location on a map as well as the estimated time of arrival to a student's bus stop. The school bus's location and ETA are automatically updated every 30 seconds.
Parents can choose to receive push notifications alerting them to changes in their bus schedule, district-wide announcements and other important news.
How to Download the Versatrans My Stop App
Step 1: Download the App from your app store. A search for "My Stop" will reveal the Versatrans My Stop App.
Step 2: Choose your school. Be careful to select Shawnee Public Schools in Oklahoma.
Step 3: Login with your Username and Password. Your Username is the Student ID number provided by your school. The Password is your student's date of birth. DOB must be entered in an 8-digit format without any hyphens or slashes. (For example, if DOB is 1/10/08, the password would be 01102008.)
Step 4: Go to the SETUP menu and turn on notifications if you would like to receive school notifications about bus routes. You may also update your password to one of your choosing and add you email address.