This year, 4 Freshmen Shawnee girls were elected to officer positions to the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls.
The International Order of the Rainbow for Girls (IORG) is a young women’s Masonic youth service organization which teaches leadership training through community service. Girls learn about the value of charity and service through their work and involvement with their annual local and Grand (state or country) service projects.
The girls pictured, with James Werchan, are: Brittany Jones (Faith), Breeanna Lee (Hope), Hanaa Saidi (Worthy Advisor), Josey Palmer (Nature).
We love seeing students getting involved in different aspects of the community.
Lydia Hodges' 4th Grade class at Sequoyah Elementary collected and then donated toys for the pediatric patients in the St. Anthony's Emergency Room. Thank you Lydia for going above and beyond and teaching your students about giving back!
SHS recently hosted 3-5 year old students from Head Start to celebrate the Holiday Season with them at the annual Christmas Connection! Each classroom hosted different students and celebrated with gifts, snacks and games. This is a school wide service project put on by FCCLA, and one that every student gets excited about participating in. This is the 22nd year of the program and teaches the students how to be great community members.
Mr. Will Rosebure of BancFirst Insurance Services, Inc. honored three outstanding art students this month at Shawnee High School through its art contest program. Donna Merkt, a Mabee-Gerrer representative, judged the contest and determined the top finishers:
1st; Quinesha Carr - Graphite and Ink
2nd; Olivia Perez - Mixed Media
3rd; Kamden Moses - Mixed Media
Pictured is Quinesha Carr with her artwork, Donna Merkt, Will Rosebure, Mr. Johnson, Dr. Grace, and two of her art teachers Bob Berry and Chris Elliott. Additional pictures provided of 2nd and 3rd place works as well.
Great job to all students who entered the contest, there were several incredible entries and Donna Merkt had a difficult time choosing the winners. We are proud of how much talent Shawnee students have! #ShawneeStrong
Trina Waller's 2nd Grade class at Sequoyah recently worked together to bring in donations for Legacy Parenting. Legacy is a non-profit working to build stronger, healthier families through education, resources, and mentoring. They offer free parenting classes and do wonders for the Shawnee Community. Executive Director Lacy Holt came to Mrs. Waller's class to collect the donations and share with the students the ways in which Legacy helps parents, and how their donations would be used. We are proud when our students give back, and love when our teachers teach them how important it truly is.
These 7 SHS Freshmen have perfect attendance and all A's and B's! We are so proud of how dedicated our students are to their school work!
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Sequoyah Elementary has been introducing an incredible program called “Champion for Kids”. Each staff member, including janitors, nutrition, and administrative staff, have a list of specific kids that they are a champion for. They make it a point to go out of their way to see the kids in the halls and say something encouraging to them or to leave them little notes, as pictured above on their lockers. It has been an amazing way to connect students to the school while making them feel more comfortable and that the staff truly care.
Additionally, certain 5th grade students, with great behavior, have been given 2 or 3 champions of their own from a lower level grade. Not only does this help the younger kids, but it is a great learning experience for the 5th graders as they are understanding the importance of being kind. These 3 girls were sharing about the great things that have come out of being champions, including receiving sweet thank you notes from their little ones, being able to brighten their days each week, and the joy that they get from seeing how happy it makes the younger kids. This is an incredible program and we are so proud of all of the students and staff at Sequoyah!