Information on upcoming immunization clinic locations and times. Take advantage of these free clinics and get your students ready for the 2018-19 school year!
On May 14th, 3rd-5th grade Gifted and Talented students participated in an Academic Bowl at the middle school. These students had a blast showing off their knowledge and learning new things at the same time!
Recently, Citizen Potawatomi Nation and Absentee Shawnee Tribes made large donations to Shawnee Public Schools for the purpose of purchasing Automated External Defibrillators. Oklahoma is one of the leaders in AED awareness, with thanks to the efforts of Sen Susan Paddack, who pushed for Oklahoma AED legislation in the memory of two young boys who died during sports events at school, the Zachary Eckles and Luke Davis Automated External Defibrillators in Schools Act, passed in 2008.
According to La Rita Haffey R.N. MSN.ed,District Nurse Health Coordinator, providing AED’s in our school district can more than double a victim’s chance of survival with early defibrillation. Only half of sudden cardiac arrest victims will initially need a shock, but all require high-quality CPR. The Zoll AEDs we purchased will guide rescuers in performing high-quality CPR and will deliver a shock if needed. The technology of this AED provides real-time feedback on rate and depth of chest compressions and supports rescuers with integrated text, voice, and visual prompts until EMS arrives. Having the AED’s ensures the safety of not only the students but staff and visitors.
With the gracious donations we purchased 23 AED’s to cover 11 locations throughout the district. Installation of the units will begin next week. All Shawnee Public School staff will be trained on the use of the AEDs at the beginning of the 2018 – 2019 school year.
We cannot thank Citizen Potawatomi Nation and Absentee Shawnee Tribes for their generous donation to the Shawnee Public School District!
Shawnee News-Star Article available here.
The Class of 2018 took the traditional walk through the Shawnee elementary schools, passing former teachers and current elementary students who made signs and decorations to cheer them on. Afterwards, SHS hosted a luncheon for the graduating seniors and celebrated their successes throughout their school career.
More than $1.3 million in technology grants awarded to Oklahoma schools
Oklahoma Educational Technology Trust announces grant recipients
Students at 20 Oklahoma public schools will experience learning in new and innovative ways thanks to more than $1.3 million in grants from the Oklahoma Educational Technology Trust (OETT).
Established to provide the latest technologies and teacher training to Oklahoma schools, OETT is awarding each of the 20 schools $40,000 to purchase new technology equipment. Additionally, each school will receive professional development training valued at over $25,000. Each school will use the funds to purchase items including Apple iPads, Google Chromebooks, Microsoft Surface Tablets, and various robotics equipment. Teachers will also receive monthly professional development focused on integrating technology to enhance authentic, real-world learning in their classrooms.
The 20 schools receiving grants are:
“Through the OETT grants, we are focused on creating long-term change in our schools,” said Bob Stafford, OETT Board of Trustees chair. “Our goal is to improve overall student achievement and learning through the use of technology.”
Since the grants were first awarded in 2003, a total of 289 Oklahoma schools have received OETT grants. In addition, more than 10,000 teachers, principals and superintendents have received professional development training to assist their students with the new technology.
The mission of the Oklahoma Educational Technology Trust is to equip Oklahoma common school and CareerTech students with the technology and technological skills necessary to compete in the global marketplace. The Trust provides grants for equipment, infrastructure, leadership and professional development to implement and advance integration of technology into classroom instruction.
OETT was established in 2001 as a result of an agreement between then-attorney general, Drew Edmondson, and AT&T Oklahoma, relating to the company’s transition to a modernized form of regulation. As part of the agreement, AT&T contributed $30 million to OETT. While 63% of the original $30 million investment in OETT has been distributed, Trust assets have grown to over $36 million. The Trust has distributed over $22 million to date.
OETT is administered by Communities Foundation of Oklahoma and professional development is coordinated through the University of Oklahoma’s K20 Center. For additional information, visit www.oett.org.
The Shawnee boys and girls track teams took home top honors at the Suburban Conference Track Championship Friday to come home with several pieces of hardware.
The Lady Wolves won three of their four relay events and took second in the 4x800 with a time of 10:33.85, just behind Guthrie in first with a 10:30.13 finish. The girls finished the 4x100 in 52.03, the 4x200 in 1:50.43 and the 4x400 in 4:16.91.
Shyra Crowley won the 100 hurdle with a time of 15.35 followed by Madison Converse with a time of 15.60. Converse topped the 300 hurdle after posting a 47.88 time.
Audrie Lupton won the 400 dash with a time of 1:05.12 and Alexxus Ward took second in the 200 after finished with a 27.76. Jasmine Martinez won the 800 meter race with a time of 2:28.04.
Haley Wood went 10-foot-06 to win the pole vault and Tijah Johnson threw a 31-09 to take the gold in the shot put. Crowley went 15-08 in the long jump and Kaliegh Simmons went 15-01 to finish second and third in the event.
Kylan Hernandez won the boys 110 hurdle with a time of 14.60 and Darrius Blackshire came in second with a 15.39 finish before the boys traded places in the 300. Blackshire finished that event with a time of 38.64 to lead the pack and Hernandez dropped to second with a 40.18.
Nahamias Jenkins took second in the 100 dash with a time of 11.49 and Clifford Littleton took home silver in the 800 with a time of 1:58.31.
The boys relay teams won the 4x800 (8:13.61) and 4x400 (3:29.24) and came in second in both the 4x100 (42.18) and 4x200 (1:32.00).
Shawnee will race in the regional track meet at Tahlequah on Saturday.
Full Story available at the Shawnee News Star, here.
Are your kids bored when they are not at school? Do you need something to keep them busy throughout the day that will also help their cognitive thinking? We have compiled a list of resources and ideas of activities that you can give to your student to help keep them productive while out of school!