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mymagazine • owasso • march, 2010 • volume 1, issue 5

table of contents

Battle of the Plains Dance Competition..................................................... 1

All Kinds of Minds Program................................................................................ 2

New and Improved Website............................................................................. 3

Ator Elementary........................................................................................................ 5

Bailey Elementary..................................................................................................... 6 Barnes Elementary................................................................................................... 7

Mills Elementary........................................................................................................ 8

The Fun Zone............................................................................................................11 Northeast Elementary.........................................................................................13

Publisher Franklin Graphics Founder Jermaine Mondaine Layout Design Chuck Boswell Content/Photography Owasso Public Schools Advertising Jermaine Mondaine, Randy Pinney Editing Cheryl Golightly Owasso Public Schools

Smith Elementary..................................................................................................14

Stone Canyon Elementary................................................................................15

Sixth Grade Center................................................................................................16

Seventh Grade Center.........................................................................................17 Eighth Grade Center.............................................................................................18

Owasso Mid High School..................................................................................19

Owasso High School............................................................................................20

Owasso 2009-2010 School Calendar.........................................................23

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Owasso Indian Dancers Grant Deer – Barnes Chicken Dance

Christian Rangel- Smith Fancy Dance

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Joe Don Waters, Jr. - 7th Grade Center Northern Traditional

Jaden Waters - Pre-school Northern Traditional

Savannah Waters – Owasso Mid-High Southern Cloth

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ll Kinds of Minds came to Owasso during the 2006-2007 school year. Since that time around 350 teachers in the district have been trained in the AKOM approach. This approach involves • expertise in the science of learning, based on the understanding of eight constructs that form the mind’s ingredients for learning and the belief that differences are variation , not deviation, • Evidence gathered from multiple sources, including using a phenomenological approach as part of the data necessary to understand how specific students learn, • A problem solving model that uncovers the complexity and richness of how a child learns, identifying learning assets as well as weaknesses and discovering passions and affinities that can drive scholarship, careers, and other life choices, • A set of five core beliefs about how all students are treated, and, • A commitment to align school and educational practices and policies to the way students learn and vary in their learning. Besides the initial course, AKOM has many additional offerings and services to help Owasso teachers strengthen their abilities to deal with learning differences. AKOM is proud of its partnership with Owasso Public Schools as, together, we merge the science of learning with the art of teaching. The latest group of AKOM alumni completed the initial course on January 27, 2010.

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Owasso Public Schools launches a new and improved web site!

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s use of the internet continues to grow, an effective web site plays a fundamental part in providing up to date and easily accessible information. As of 2008, 215 million people in the United States use the Internet and email daily. With easy access to a vast and diverse amount of online information it is important that our schools make the effort to connect with parents and students in a relevant way. On November 1, 2009 Owasso Public Schools launched a new and redesigned web site. The new district, school, and teacher web sites provides a more direct connection with parents and students while also offering a more efficient means of communication and the

ability to enhance classroom instruction. Having a good looking site with great information is one thing. Having an easy to update, manage, and maintain site is another. On the teacher side, the new web management system is completely web-based, accessible by any computer with an Internet connection, and requires no programming knowledge to create and maintain a website! This new

system (provided by SchoolWorld) opens up the possibility for our teachers to post curriculum, online quizzes, lesson plans, a classroom calendar, discussion boards, photo galleries, and even the capabilities to add podcasts and video files. Teachers can choose from 97 different web site designs to reflect their classroom’s unique spirit and personality. Take a few minutes and tour the new and improved www. owasso.k12.ok.us. It will continue to be a work in progress as we add new information on a daily basis. With this fresh new approach Owasso Public Schools look forward to communicating important information, keeping parents and students informed of upcoming events, and sharing our district, schools, and student’s successes.

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Jaimee Sizemore, R.N. Mid High and Ram Academy, Safe & Drug Free School Nurse Debbie Holden, R.N. Owasso High School and Owasso 7th Grade Center Donna McNaughton, R.N. Northeast Elementary Shana Brunner, R.N. Ator and Barnes Elementary Amy Grahlen, R.N. Hodson and Smith Elementary Kristin Dyson, R.N. Owasso 6th & 8th Grade Centers Becca Clower, R.N. Bailey, Mills & Stone Canyon Elementaries


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Ator Elementary

The Mobile Dairy Classroom comes to Ator! The Kindergarteners at Ator have been learning about farms and were thrilled to meet Ginger, an eight year old dairy cow, and her owner, Ralph Keel. They were part of the Mobile Dairy Classroom, which is a traveling milking parlor that features a live cow and informative presentation. Kindergarteners learned some of the characteristics and anatomy of dairy cows. Mr. Keel also talked about the importance of dairy foods for good health, and showed students the modern milking process. Each student received a cup to measure a serving of milk as a reminder to drink it every day. Ginger, the jersey cow in the program, birthed a male calf just two months ago. Ator kindergarten classes were given the privilege of naming the baby. The name “Brown Sugar� was decided and emailed to Mr. Keel.

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Going Golf, 2nd place teammates Devin Tyler and Ben Menees for Magnetic Manipulation, and 3rd place tie Garrett Tredway for Flying on Air and Madison Altares for Polar Bear Hair; 1st – 3rd Grade; 1st place Dhruv Parmar for How does a wind meter work?, 2nd place Jacob Proctor for Gravity’s Pull, and 3rd place Blake Carter for Does Design Matter?. The students that placed in the Biological Science Category: 3rd-5th Grade Group 1; 1st place Brenna Tayman for To Fruit or not to Fruit, 2nd place Jaylon Rodriquez for Going Bananas for Bananas, and 3rd place Chloe Griffin for Juice-A-Rama; 3rd -5th Grade Group 2: 1st place Klarisa Alvarez for Is it possible to speed up the growth of seeds?, 2nd place Abby Rhodes for Whose mouth is cleaner?, and 3rd place to Katie Parsons for Gone Bananas. The students that placed in the Behavioral/Social Science Category: 3rd-5th Grade Group 1: 1st place tie Karlie Hanson for Dog Toys—Love Them or Leave Them and Courtney Coppick for Can we be fit with Wii fit?, 2nd Place Nick Gauldin for Which brand of paper towel absorbs the most water?, and 3rd place Cole Kanizer for Driving Distractions; 3rd-5th Grade Group 2: 1st place

teammates Erin Jones and Audrie Jones for Homemade vs. Storebought Detergent, 2nd place teammates Allison Crawford and Miranda Lopez for Decaying Teeth, and 3rd place teammates Bailey Smith and Luke Hamar for Exploding Baggies.

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n February 5th students at Bailey Elementary participated in the annual schoolwide Science Fair. Students and parents enjoyed viewing the array of projects that were displayed in the school gym. Judges interviewed each student and ribbons were presented to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places for each category. Many of these students will enter the District Science Fair held in Bartlesville on March 5th. The students that placed in the Physical Science Category: 5th Grade Group 1: 1st place Alex Dry for It’s a Daisy, 2nd place Shelby Bowman for Green Hair + acid solution= light colored hair, and 3rd place to teammates Jessie Ye and Stephanie Castro for Super Fun with the Sun; 5th Grade Group 2: 1st place Ashley Rodriquez for Race to the Melting Point, 2nd place Dimitri Johnson for Carbon Dioxide Heats the Earth, 3rd place tie Breauna Atkinson for Do all objects fall at the same rate? and teammates Ryan King and Cole Schmeisser for Nature’s Battery; 5th Grade Group 3: 1st place Connor Simmons for Fun with Glide Ratio, 2nd place Jessica Fry for It’s tooo Hot!, and 3rd place Jordan Petrovich for Are all pennies the same?; 4th Grade : 1st place Faith Belmear for Going,

On Febuary 3rd Bailey Kindergarteners celebrated the 100th Day of school. There were many ways that we mad s day special. Some of them included:e100thiday snack, hat with 100 things it, wri ting to 100, and racing to 100. Buton, the mos t memorable way we celebrated this long awaited day was dressing up like we were 100 years old.  

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Barnes Elementary

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On Wednesday January 13, 2010, forty would-be citizens along with family and friends arrived at Barnes Elementary School for Owasso’s first Naturalization Ceremony. The Federal Court proceeding was conducted by United States Chief District Judge Claire V. Eagan, United States Bankruptcy Judge Terrence Michael, and United States Magistrate Judge T. Lane Wilson. Special guests included Senator Randy Brogdon, Brenda Swartz of Citizenship and Immigration Services, Mayor Stephen Cataudella, Vice Mayor Doug Bonebrake, Councilor Wayne Guevara, Councilor Bryn Stovall, Councilor Jon Sinex, City Manager Rodney Ray, Assistant City Manager Warren Lehr, Assistant City Manager Sherry Bishop, Julie Stevens, Kian Kamas, and other City Department Officials. Others participating in the ceremony were Boy Scout Troop #888 who did the presentation of the colors, the Pledge of Allegiance led by Megan Cochran, God Bless the USA, Star Spangled Banner, and America performed by the Fifth Grade Honor Choir led by Mrs. Aurand and Mr. Riggs, Preamble and American Creed recited by the 5th Grade Student Body, and opening remarks by Principal, David Riggs. Hosting the Naturalization Ceremony was a tremendous honor and certainly a momentous occasion for the City of Owasso and Barnes Elementary. Third, Fourth, and Fifth grade students were afforded the opportunity to attend the court proceedings- which proved to be an exciting and educational experience for all. Barnes students represented Owasso Public Schools well by their superb behavior and utmost respect for what it meant to those receiving their citizenship. New citizens were from Italy, Sweden, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Romania, Mexico, Guatemala, Taiwan, South Korea, Ivory Coast, Russia, India, Iran, Switzerland, Canada, Ghana, Cambodia, Columbia, Pakistan, Hong Kong, Uganda, Indonesia, Germany, Trinidad & Tobago, Togo, and The Peoples Republic of China. Obtaining United States Citizenship requires an individual to have not spent more than one year outside of the United States, have five years of residency in the U.S. unless otherwise noted by law, have good moral character, demonstrate the ability to speak, read, and write in English, pass a test covering U.S. History and Government, willing to swear that they believe in the principles of the U.S. Constitution and will be loyal to the United States, and submit to a full immigration history review.


ebrated this accomplishment. Kita Asbill, Great Expectations mentor, was here to present a certificate denoting the honor. Mr. Doug Bonebrake, ViceMayor of the City of Owasso, proclaimed Friday “Jeff O. Mills Day” in Owasso. Mrs. Lynn Johnson, Asst. Supt. of Schools also addressed the group and spoke about the dedication and commitment it took to stay a model school for five years. Other guests included Representative David Derby, Owasso City Manager Rodney Ray, Great Expectations director Cheryl Price, Owasso School Board Vice-President Pat Vanetta, Lifetouch representative Tim Bowman, Owasso McDonald’s guest relations

These students take a closer look at goods made by another student to see if the item is worth a trade.

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ills Elementary has been named a Great Expectations Model School for a fifth year. Schools that achieve model status must have 90%-100% of the teachers successfully implementing 100% of the seventeen practices. Teachers create a learning environment that says to students, “My goal is to see you succeed”. Among the program’s goals, teachers work to build positive self-esteem, provide opportunities for students to recite, demonstrate the ability to speak in complete sentences and utilize opportunities for reading and discussing classic literature. Mills students are also expected to learn and follow the Eight Expectations for Living. On Friday, January 15th, we cel-

President and Vice President Mr. & Mrs. Harry Lossing. We appreciate Anchor Stone Company, the Mills Action Club, and Owasso Public Schools for making it possible for our faculty and staff to attend Great Expectations training. Thanks also to our parents who are so supportive of the Great Expectations program.

The fifth grade and multiage students at Mills Elementary have been learning about Colonial America; specifically, the interactions among other colonists and with Native Americans. To help simulate this time period, these students recently participated in a Trade Fair. The objective of the Trade Fair was for students to experience how bartering led to the exchange of goods. As part of the Trade Fair, students were required to make products that they intended to trade with other students. They could trade their goods as many times as they could or wanted. Many students were able to make trades through bartering. Others learned that a good was not simply traded on appearance alone, but also usefulness. As a result, students learned that many goods changed hands repeatedly and that bartering was one way to get what one wanted.

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a Rockin’ tary Media Center held The Challenge en m Ele st ea rth No e r. Th ring the first semeste Reading Challenge du d fifth grade students to read a encouraged fourth an nt genres as well as 3 Sequoyah book from nine differe met the challenge were invited books. Students who ading Celebration! On y of fun to attend the Rockin’ Re s were treated to a da January 22, the studentbowling alley, video games, a including a trip to themore! karaoke contest, and

The Queens of Rock: McKayla Denton and Sarah Cirilo up a sweat as These students gwowirkth a Wii video game. they dance alon

rs. Emily Lowe’s 4th Grade Class at Northeast Elementary received grant funding from U.S. Cellular through the Donors Choose website! Mrs. Lowe’s grant entitled “All Learners Benefit with Math Manipulative” provided her class with $525 worth of hands on materials such as fraction circles, protractors, decimal rods, number tiles, math bingo sets, and much more. 13

Showing their ro -n-roll spirit at the bowling alley areckJa mi Mc Baalman, Hannah Moxley Kibbin, Julie Alyssa Huneryager. , Amanda Kile, and

“Physical Education that is out of this World” is the name of the OEF grant that Mr. Hamersley received to get his Global Positioning System units for his P.E. classes. The students are learning about many different subjects such as Geography, Spelling, Math and Science through the use of the GPS units.  The classes received 21 units by the grant.  Mr. Hamersley has also taught other teachers throughout the state to use the GPS units at the State OAHPERD Convention.  The students get exercise when using the units by hiking, walking or even racing to find already hidden or different landmarks around the school.


At Hayward Smith Elementary, the Harwelden Teachers and their students enjoyed a per- nd formance of “The Green Lorax� on January 22 . This dance performance is a whimsical retelling of the Dr. Seuss tale. The students and faculty enjoyed the swami swans, bears, and many other characters as they taught a valuable lesson on ecology and the interconnectedness of a fantasy world not unlike our own.

Smith Elementary

Fifth graders show that insect collections are an interesting way to learn about classifying.

Third grade students at Smith Elementary have been working on a fun fable writing project. The class was inspired to write fables after reading the book Gooney Bird Greene the Fabulous. The class has heard other Gooney Bird Greene books as well, where the main character, Gooney Bird, gives great writing tips to her classmates. Modeled after the characters in the book, the third grade students each selected an animal that began with the same letter as their first name. They then thoug ht about a moral, or lesson, which the animal could learn in their story. Students wrote their stories, had some editin g and revising practice, and then published their work by writing a final draft which was placed in a bound class fable book. Students also presented their fables to the class. When presenting, each wore at least one item to represent his/ her animal. They enjoyed the creative writing exper ience. 14


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History comes alive for Stone Canyon Fifth Graders H istory came to life for Mrs. Greenburg’s Social Studies classes on December the 16th with a Colonial Day celebration! Students have been learning all about life in the colonies, and they got a chance to apply their knowledge. Students dressed up in traditional colonial boy and girl costumes and performed reader’s theater of the Boston Massacre. They also had a chance to make their own candles and butter, and participate in traditional colonial games. These hands-on activities allowed the kids see that things were not as easy in colonial days as they are today. Making a candle to burn took a lot of time and patience. The kids had to dip a wick into hot wax over and over, allowing time for it to dry between each dip. The kids also had to use team work in order to

make their own butter, and then were able to enjoy sampling the different jars. This was a very fun way to bring history to life and get students excited for our upcoming study of the Revolutionary War.


Sixth Grade Center

ska, Oklahoma where she rs. Sellers grew up in Pawhu rgarten to high school. Afattended school from kinde went to Oklahoma State ter she graduated in 1974, she e in Business Administraed a degre University, where she receiv then went to work for her father she e leg col er Aft any tion in 1978. siness, Benson Lumber Comp and brother in their family burted in 1919. that her grandfather had sta sband Bill and they have four In 1981, she married her hu inia, and Ben. She and her family great children, John, Mary, Virg1990. They wanted to be in a small moved to Owasso in Augusttheir children. All of their children town with good schools for Schools. tihave attended Owasso Public ed an alternative teaching cer In the fall of 1995, she receiv ebra, Geometry, and Applied Alg fication and started teachingh School in Tulsa. In the fall of 2000 Hig al Center Mathematics at Centr ng math at the Sixth Grade she was offered a job teachi r there since. and has been a math teache rking out at the YMCA. In the She enjoys walking and wo garden planting flowers. She the summer she likes to work in in on Grand Lake with her family cab ir the to t also enjoys going of the First United Methodis and friends. She is a member mber of P.E.O. Chapter GI, a PhilChurch of Owasso. She is a metion. anthropic Education Organiza

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s. Johnston’s sixth grad e classes were in for a tre Spanish at when Mrs. Wilcoxen br her seventh grade stu ought twelve of de Grade Center to teac nts to the Sixth h a traditional Mexican dance called “La Rasp told about the history a.” The students of the dance and of the costumes. It was really exciting to see the colorful, fancy da nce wear in Mexico. The se costumes they ve danced the “La Raspa” nth graders then in partners. At the end, the sixth grade stu dents got to try the dance also. The re st of the day we saw students dancing “La Raspa” in the halls. Many students say th ey will show off their new moves at the ne xt school dance.

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Seventh Grade Center

hic Bee on Jan. 13, tition of the Nation Geograpdents answered pe com vel l-le oo sch the n wo stu ustin Taylor 7 grade student 0 college scholarship. The school-level Bee, at which hic Bee. This year’s ,00 rap $25 og a nd Ge at n tio nce Na cha al a d nu an 2010 an was the first round in the 22 oral questions on geography, n Hilderbrand, Brionna GraBee is sponsored by Google. testants of the school Bee were Keonna White, Kriste , Andrew Parker, Nathan Classroom winners and conJosh Bieri, Austin Taylor, Madison Heavenor, Clark Killion , Sierra Thompson, Isaiah ton rs, ham, Alex Bevans, Bo WinteTess Upton, Kendell Jenkins, Wyatt Goodman, Rachel Sea Cantrell, Lydia Humphrey, ed Jar ns, , mo win od Sim Go ron er me Tyl , Ca ph Ne Keiner, be Ga , olz cch Bu l Garcia, Gabe Stoner, Martina Clark, Danie scorers in each state ch. Lyn E.J. d itten test; up to 100 of the top wr Max Seefluth, an a e tak l wil lor Tay stin Au The school winners, including their state Bee April 9, 2010. will be eligible to compete in Students in Mrs. King’s and Mrs. Faulk’s classes constructed culture boxes depicting a country in Latin America. Students gathered twenty-five facts about their country and decorated their boxes to reflect the country. A political map showed the relative location of the country and a physical map depicted major landforms. Inside the box, students placed artifacts that would represent some aspect of the country. Various representations included economic resources and exports, famous citizens of the country and their accomplishments, landforms, types of housing, dress, and jobs, and heritage of the people. Students enjoyed viewing all of the boxes and marveled at one another’s creativeness! auc Ed nce for Geographic he Oklahoma Allia sored a postcard contest last tion (OKAGE) spon e geography awareness. Mrs. October to promot phy students were encourogra eme was King’s Advanced Ge est in which the thnth grader nt co e th r te en to ve aged Europe”. Owasso se “Mapping Western first place in the state of OklaKatie Hendrix wond Katie win great prizes, includhoma! Not only di tional Geographic Society Atlas ing $100 cash, a Naa National Geographic magazine valued at $65, andr choice, but Mrs. King, her teacher, subscription of he cash, a book and an interactive also received $100 oom, valued at $250. Katie generglobe for the classratlas to Mrs. King’s classroom. ously donated the

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Eighth Grade Center

kids adore, and trusty Golden Retriever, which the specimens in jars his for e tim nt me ust adj t some interesting he eighth grade is a difficul that are fascinating to learn about.gs many students. Wanting t tha s dom The Tulsa Health Department brin many of the free their tobacco awareness program come with adulthood and yet and Prevent Blindness comes out ir not being old enough to drive t tha gs so that the students can have the are just some ofththe thin t. den stu de vision checked. We also have our can bother an 8 gra very own STAY (Students Teaching Questions such as, “What do I AIDS to Youth) Team from the mid e want to be when I grow up?” and if pen high and high school. Our awesom “I wonder what would hap ns stio que are athletic trainers join us on that day I did_________?”, as well. McDonalds even comes that are frequentlythasked. ter out and teaches the students how Every year the 8 Grade Cen ere wh fair they can choose healthy options. has their annual health The kids have a great time and our these questions and more can be vendors learn just as much from the answered. We have vendors from students as the students learn from all over the Owasso, Tulsa, and ts den stu them. Oklahoma City area. The Some of our fabulous local spend aprx. 45 minutes in the li’s, restaurants such as Trails End, Chi fair going from booth to booth s nut Do se adi Par Giant Subs, and asking questions and playing s are generously provide the vendor games. At the end of the hour, the different vendors speak to the at their business is all with a delicious meal on that day. students as a group and explain whrite guest. He brings about. Dr. Strathe is always a favo

Owasso Eighth Grade Center Physical Education teacher Frank Blair was selected as the 2009 co-outdoor educator of the year by the Oklahoma Chapter of Safari Club International and the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. As part of the award for this honor the two organizations sent Mr. Blair to the American Wilderness Leadership School located near Jackson, Wyoming.

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ne of the most special ways to recognize an Owasso High School senior is by placing an ad in the special senior section of the yearbook. Ads are currently on sale at jostensadservice.com. OHS yearbook co-editor Hannah Holstead and editor Marissa Gomez proudly show off several ad pages from last year’s book. Information pamphlets are available in the high school main office or online at the above address. Make your senior’s yearbook extra special with a personal message. Yearbooks can still be ordered at jostensyearbooks.com as well.

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Oklahoma  Landscapes       -A Literary Tableau

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n January 21st several OHS Great Books Club members attended an evening filled with the rich literary heritage of Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Landscapes—A Literary Tableau was an event presented by the Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers. Five authors presented and read from their

works as a hushed audience listened to the beauty and poetry of Oklahoma landscapes filled with people, places, and traditions. The authors—Rilla Askew, S.E. Hinton, Billie Letts, Michael Wallis, and Wilma Mankiller—have a strong Oklahoma connection. Some began their writing career in the Tulsa area. After the presentation, students had the opportunity to meet the authors and discuss their work. S.E. Hinton recounted some of the scenes from her book and the movie Outsiders that were filmed in Owasso. She noted that Owasso’s landscape, has indeed, changed since that time with the removal of the old Tastee Freeze location and the ad21 dition of a new gas station. Great

Books Vice-President Mikay Elliott stated that her mother could remember the excitement that swept Owasso during the making of the film. Another surprise for some students was the reading by Tulsan, Michael Wallis. Not only the renowned author of books chronicling the history of famed

Route 66 and outlaw Charles “Pretty Boy” Floyd, but he also was the voice of the sheriff in the Pixar movie Cars. He delighted the audience by giving some of his famous lines from the show. Billie Letts read a passage from her book Where The Heart Is revealing homespun characters who welcome a troubled pregnant teenager to Okla-

homa. Letts’ simple and direct dialogue seems to sum up the message of the evening that we have a wonderful history in our state that should be celebrated.

1 - Boggey Neph and Colson Scott 2 - Mrs. Harris and Ms. McGonigle 3 - (Left to Right) Chelsey Staton, Megan Lombardi, Ms. McGonigle 4 - (Left to right) Chelsey Staton, Sam Rauh, Mrs. Letts, Megan Lombardi, Cierra Flores, Mrs. Harris 5 - Bryce Burk, Sam Rauh, Brittany Johnson, S.E. Hinton, Cierra Flores, Megan Lombardi, Deanna Flores, and Mrs. Harris


Owasso FFA: O

Thanks for your generosity!

wasso FFA Chapter Members recently helped raise $4,600 for The Brandon Osborn Family. Chapter members passed around buckets at the home playoff football game against Bartlesville on Friday, November 13, 2009. Brandon Osborn, father of three and sole provider for his family, was in a terrible car accident on October 16, 2009. He has since been in ICU at St. John’s Hospital in Tulsa and is now in a specialized rehabilitation clinic. The Owasso FFA Chapter would like to express its gratitude to all of those who gave that night and would also ask that the community of Owasso please keep the Osborn Family in our prayers.

Owasso Academic All State Nominees Congratulations to the following 19 Owasso High School seniors who have been nominated for Oklahoma Academic All State: Will Baysinger Steven Belcher Matthew Tanner Blackman Kevin Blosser Chandler Eidson Katie Gray

Sydney Hallman Kaylyn Hicks Jesse Kovacs Charles Maloy Elisabeth Mackay Steven McDonald Rebecca Rolseth

Colson Scott John Seader Kent Sherwood Rob Shoup Andrea Thompson Brian West

The Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence was created to recognize and encourage academic excellence in Oklahoma’s public schools. The foundation recognizes outstanding public high school seniors through the selection of Academic All State scholars.  One hundred students statewide will be selected to be named All State Scholars. Minimum criteria to be nominated includes:  ACT score of 30, SAT score on reading and math of 1340, and/or National Merit Semifinalist.  Students will be evaluated on the basis of their leadership abilities, academic achievement and character.  Please join OHS in congratulating these students and wishing them well in the process.

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SCHOOL CALENDAR-2009-2010 FIRST QUARTER

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New Teacher Orientation...............................................August 12, 2009 Teachers Report (Professional Days)........... August 13,14,17,18, 2009 First Day of School (Wednesday).................................August 19, 2009 Labor Day.............................................................. September 07, 2009 Fall Break.............................................................. October 15, 16, 2009 Parent Teacher Conference......................................... October 19, 2009 End of First Quarter.................................................... October 23, 2009

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Start of Third Quarter................................................. January 04, 2010 Martin Luther King Holiday........................................ January 18, 2010 Parent/Teacher Conference........................................February 12, 2010 President’s Day Break................................................February 15, 2010 End of Third Quarter......................................................March 12, 2010 Spring Break............................................................ March 15-19, 2010

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