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    SMS Students Travel to Japan

    Seven Shawnee Middle School students along Horace Mann’s Connie Walker will be traveling to Nikaho, Japan in July as Shawnee ambassadors. They will be traveling with other students in the Shawnee area, Shawnee Sister Cities chairman, and a translator. 

    Once again, congratulations and thank you for representing your SMS and Horace Mann family! 

    Dynasty Poire
    Allie Ratcliff
    Olivia Stevenson
    Phoenix Hindman
    DezaRae Simmons
    Daniel Phillips
    Mia Jennings
    Connie Sharpe Walker

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    SHS Student Sabrina Bartley Chosen as News-Star/Patriot Auto Student of the Month

    Shawnee senior Sabrina Bartley goes out of her way to volunteer in her community while maintaining an almost perfect GPA.

    She has been selected as one of The Shawnee News-Star and Patriot Auto Group Students of the Month for March and is now in the running to win a car.

    “Sabrina is a good student with high character values and morals,” Assistant Principal Ray Shaffer said. “She is also a leader in the Shawnee High School community.”

    Bartley helped led a student walkout in honor of the Florida students that were killed in a school shooting on Feb. 14.

    Along with her leadership in the school, Bartley is a leader in her community. Bartley volunteered her time at a Community Renewal day camp.

    As a member of the National Honor Society Bartley worked at concession stand and provided necessities for Family Promise. She also volunteered at the church nursery at University Baptist and backstage at the Shawnee Little Theatre.

    On top of her volunteer hours, Bartley is an active participant in the Shawnee Little Theatre.

    After graduation, Bartley will be attending Oklahoma City University and majoring in Psychology.

    Bartley currently maintains a 3.9 GPA. 

     

    Story courtesy of Shawnee News Star, available here.

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    Local businesses support students taking ACT

    A huge thank you to all of the businesses and organizations who donated food for the Juniors who took the ACT on Tuesday! We couldn't have done it without you and thank you for your support of Shawnee Public Schools and our students!! 

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    Resources and Activity Ideas For Students

    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! 

     

    Activities: 

    • Read at least 20 minutes per day
    • Math Facts
    • Write - stories, lists, letters, emails 

    Online Resources:

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    Lady Wolves Soccer Take Down Mount St. Mary

    The Shawnee girls earned their first home victory of the season and first win that didn’t go down to penalty kicks with a 2-0 blanking of Mount St. Mary Thursday.

    “Good win, at home in front of the crowd before the Spring Break,” coach Danny Kessner said. “Couldn’t be prouder. They’re playing hard... at least we’re going to finish non-district on a high-note.”

    Charis Montgomery scored the first goal for the Lady Wolves early on in the match and it remained the only one for Shawnee in the first half. Grace Warren nearly had a goal toward the end of the half, but the ball found the post from the left side and Shawnee went into the break with a 1-0 lead.

    The Lady Wolves returned after a performance from the Stompin’ Sensation dance crew and Braunya Lewis made a big save with 35:28 to go to keep Mount St. Mary scoreless.

    Following a couple missed opportunities, Hope Young came up with Shawnee’s second goal of the game with 21:36 to play. Camille Columbus nearly got a goal off of a rebound from the top of the Mount St. Mary goal post and Shawnee escaped unscathed after a near goal from Mount St. Mary with eight minutes left.

    Kessner switched things up a bit from previous games to have four defenders hanging back instead of his usual three. The results showed the ball up field more for the Lady Wolves than it has been in some other games.

    “We kind of changed the formation up a little bit,” Kessner said. “We usually play with three in the back and we’re trying a little something with four in the back and trying to possess some more out of the back instead of trying to force it up top.”

    The girls finish the first portion of their season with a record of 3-2 after winning their last two contests against Noble and Mount St. Mary. They will host Owasso upon their return March 27 for their first district game.

    Story courtesy of Shawnee News Star, available here.

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    Shawnee Teachers Advocating at the Capitol

    Teachers are spending the week advocating at the state capitol for greater funding for their students. 

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    Sequoyah Students Author Mythic Stories

    Several students at Sequoyah Elementary recently completed an enrichment unit during their TIES class about myths. Students learned that myths are stories that seek to explain how something in nature came to be. They read several myths in class and then were challenged to create their own. Each student wrote, typed and illustrated their own story. Some of the titles of their clever creations include: Riverbed's Curse, How the Sea Came to Be, Hera's Spell, Tears of Rain and Apollo's Medicine. Each story conveyed not only a mastery of the skills learned in class, but also imaginative characters and a unique plot. Once complete, the books were laminated and bound. Students shared their books with Ms. Fontaine's second grade class, then finished up the unit with a book reading celebration where parents and teachers were invited to hear them present their books, and celebrate their success on Thursday, March 15, 2018.

    Our teachers are so innovative in the ways that they teach our students and we are so proud of the creativity displayed!

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