School supply lists for all Shawnee schools are now available.
BancFirst of Pottawatomie County has created a donation program to help school groups, organizations or teams fund their projects.
For 6th grade and up, teams, organizations, clubs and bands are eligible to apply. Donation applications must be completed by a student representative.
For 5th grade and under, teams, organizations, clubs, bands and parent/teacher organizations are eligible to apply. A parent may complete the application, but a student must sign it.
Completed donation applications must be submitted by Sept. 15. The award recipient will be announced on or about Oct. 15.
More information and the application are available here.
Summer meals are free to anyone 18 & Under no paperwork required!! Above you will find the menu, feeding sites and times.
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.
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.