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**Change of Meeting Date Notices** Date: February 28th JOM @6:00pm Indian Ed meeting @630pm We will be electing officers. Meeting Location: Administration Conference Room (Superintendent's Office)
The Chickasaw Nation Nutrition Services is now accepting applications for the Summer EBT for Children program. Students receiving Free & Reduced Meals may qualify for free food this summer!
Los Servicios de Nutrición de la Nación Chickasaw ahora están aceptando solicitudes para el programa Summer EBT for Children. ¡Los estudiantes que reciben comidas gratis ya precio reducido pueden calificar para recibir comida gratis este verano!
To apply online go to (Para aplicar en línea vaya a) https://chickasaw.net/summerebt
To apply over the phone, call the Chickasaw Nation SEBTC at (580) 272-1178 or (844) 256-3467 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday).
Para presentar una solicitud por teléfono, llame a SEBTC de Chickasaw Nation al (580) 272-1178 o (844) 256-3467 (8:00 a. m. a 5:00 p. m., de lunes a viernes).
Wynnewood Elementary School Read-a-thon starts Monday February 27, 2023!
Read-a-thons actually get kids excited about reading and it gives friends and family the opportunity to encourage your child to read even more.
We will send home instructions on how to activate your reader's personal page. This is where you will be able to view and record their progress.
Activate your reader’s account today by clicking on https://www.read-a-thon.com/readers/r/CLwJCM/1
and following the simple instructions.
Read-a-thon is easy and it will not take much of your time, it gives your child a reason to read and helps in the development of stronger reading skills.
We hope EVERYONE participates.
Date: February 23rd
Indian Ed meeting @630pm
We will be electing officers.
Meeting Location: Administration Conference Room (Superintendent's Office)
As much as I’d like to, I can’t risk putting our busses and student drivers on the road tomorrow morning after all this freezes over tonight, not to mention our kids who will be walking on ice covered sidewalks and streets. This isn’t an easy decision, but it is the safe decision. School activities tomorrow are canceled until 12 noon. After that, all activities can resume as scheduled. Thank you for your understanding.
Well, folks, it doesn't look like we're out of the woods yet. Mother Nature has another round of sleet, freezing rain, and ice scheduled tonight. As a result, Wynnewood Public Schools will be closed tomorrow. It'll be another virtual day with all activities canceled. Thank you.
Due to the expected hazardous driving conditions, Wynnewood Public Schools will be closed tomorrow with all activities canceled. It will be a virtual/remote learning day. Thank you.
Due to the anticipated hazardous driving conditions tomorrow morning as well as tomorrow afternoon, Wynnewood Public and all activities will be canceled tomorrow. It will be a virtual/remote learning day. I hope everyone stays safe. Thank you.
Get your Valentine's Day order in!!
Due to the inclement weather coming in Tuesday afternoon through early morning Wednesday, Wynnewood Public Schools will be going virtual both Tuesday and Wednesday. Stay safe and we look forward to seeing our kids back in class on Thursday.
Good afternoon! The upcoming weather could be an issue for us safely transporting our students home Tuesday after school and transporting them to school Wednesday morning. I just want to give our parents a heads up in case we have to have virtual days on Tuesday and Wednesday. If we have to go virtual, we’ll let you know by 7pm tomorrow. I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
**Long Message Alert–Please Bear with Me**
Over the last week or so, you probably have heard about the upcoming virtual days from your child’s building administration. We know that these kinds of changes in our regular schedule can be problematic for many of our parents. In light of that, I would like to provide you with an explanation as to why this is happening. An explanation won’t solve the problems, but hopefully it will give you some understanding of why we are doing what we are doing.
Whether it’s our businesses, our jobs, or our personal lives, our world continues to change. Keeping up with those changes can be difficult. It has always been difficult for school districts to provide important and necessary training and professional development to their staff. In Oklahoma we are allotted 5 days for professional development. Because of various yearly mandated trainings from the State Department of Education, we are lucky to have 2 days available to train our staff on any new instructional programs, tools, or instructional practices, so in the past we did the best we could with the time we had available, but historically, there hasn’t been nearly enough time to provide our teachers with the training they need to continually improve the academic performance of our students, and no one is more frustrated with that fact than them. For most of an educator’s career, learning how to use new technology and new instructional practices has been baptism by fire. They deserve better and our kids deserve better. The COVID pandemic was awful. It forced school districts to offer virtual education as a learning option for its students, which had to be planned and implemented over the course of a few months with little to no training. Nationwide, virtual learning is a work in progress. The silver lining with virtual learning is our ability to make calendar changes without affecting end of year programs and ceremonies such as graduation. If we miss a week because of inclement weather, we don’t have to add days to the end of our calendar to make those days up. If a family is going through a traumatic event that requires their child or children to miss an extended period of time, virtual learning is an option that may allow them to continue their education without being counted as absent. In rare cases, it also allows the district to provide necessary training to its teachers and staff so that we can improve the work we are doing in our classrooms and buildings. This year the district has obligated itself to the implementation of PLCs (Professional Learning Communities). In a nutshell, PLCs are a way to provide teachers with the opportunity to work together collaboratively in small groups by grade level or subject area to analyze and discuss student assessment data in order to take actionable steps to improve the academic growth of their students. This is an involved initiative with many layers and many moving parts, and it is not something that can be properly implemented in a day or two. In order for the trainers to work individually with each PLC team, we need a full day at the elementary school and a full day at the high school, which is why we are alternating virtual days. In order to complete the training, we will also be having alternating virtual days on February 21st and 22nd as well as March 27th and 28th. If there were any other way to do this that wouldn’t affect our calendar, we would do it. I sincerely apologize for the inconveniences and problems that these virtual learning days might cause our Wynnewood families. While we work to get better, we appreciate your patience and understanding. It doesn’t go unnoticed.
From our tribe to yours, we want to wish everyone Happy Holidays and a safe, peaceful New Year. We know that as happy and joyous the holiday season can be, it can also be a struggle and a source of sadness for many. For those dealing with physical and/or emotional challenges this year, we hope the season lands gently on your hearts and souls. We love and care for our community and look forward to serving you to the best of our abilities in 2023 and every year beyond. Please know that you are never alone and that we are here for you. My cell phone number is 440-935-8134. We have some cold weather coming up. Call me or text me if you need anything.
On behalf of Wynnewood Public Schools and its Board of Education with warm and kind regards,
As a result of our playoff football run, we moved the professional development training that we originally scheduled for November 18th. The new date for our training is Wednesday, Jan 4th. This will be a virtual day for our students. All staff will report to work and teachers will participate in necessary professional development. Please email your child's teacher if you have any questions about the assignment for that day. . We understand that the 4th is the Wednesday we would be coming back from Winter Break, so we have asked teachers to keep that in mind and make sure that assignments are reasonable. Our kids need the upcoming break as much as our staff does. Thank you for your support and consideration, and please reach out to your building's principal if you have any questions prior to January 4th.
The Savage Invitational is today. Come out to support all the home and visiting teams. Here are the brackets. All games for the Wynnewood Savage Invitational will be live streamed on our YouTube Channel. You can find our channel by following this link! https://www.youtube.com/@wynnewoodbasketball4329
Good afternoon! This message is to inform our parents and guardians that Friday, November 18, will be a virtual day for our students. All staff will report to work and teachers will participate in necessary professional development. Please email your child's teacher if you have any questions or if your child is struggling with the assignment. We understand that the 18th is the Friday before Thanksgiving Break, so we have asked teachers to keep that in mind and make sure that assignments are reasonable. Our kids need the upcoming break as much as our staff does. Thank you for your support and consideration, and please reach out to your building's principal if you have any questions prior to November 18th.
The Chickasaw Nation Impachi! (Let’s Eat) Meals for Kids Program is gearing up for Thanksgiving Break. Attached is a meal site flier for the Wynnewood area. This is a free nutritious food resource for all children/teen between the age of 1-18 and they do not have to be tribal affiliated. The children/teen must be present and consume meal onsite.
Dear Wynnewood Schools’ Families and Community Members,
It is with profound sadness and heavy, broken hearts that the Wynnewood Public School District and its Board of Education extend its deep and sincere condolences to the family, friends, teachers, and anyone else with a connection to Hunter Armstrong.
It has been a difficult day for our high school staff and students, but they leaned on each other with love and support as they tried to process this tragedy through a myriad of emotions. We would like to thank Rance and Michelle Rue of Jetty Counseling Services, Pastors Jarrod Kendall, Sheldon Williams, and John Russell, School Counselors Donna Maples and Brandi Ingram, and our Student Resource Officer Josh Moore for being by our side at 8:00am this morning to provide comfort and care to our students and staff.
In the days and weeks ahead, students may have questions and concerns relating to Hunter’s death and will require support at home as well as our continued support at school as they work through their feelings and grief. Although we cannot predict how our students will react as they process their emotions, we can be sensitive and aware of their struggles as they come to terms with their feelings of loss. If you feel your child is having difficulty and may benefit from additional support, please contact either the high school office, the high school guidance counselor’s office or the superintendent’s office so that we can address your needs and the needs of your child. We are also supported by Jetty Counseling Services and can provide you with referrals as needed.
As our school community and our community at large continue to cope with the loss of Hunter, we kindly invite all of you to participate in the healing process if the opportunity arises, and remember that we are here for you always, now and forever.
Parents and guardians there is a new place to fill out the free and reduced lunch application online located in the student records portal.
Go to: www.wynnewood.k12.ok.us
Click on: Gradebook (top right corner of page)
Log into : Wen-gage
Click on: Student Records Portal
Click on : Lunch Room Application
Fill in and Upload Application
Click on: Green Checkmark in Top Left Corner