Dear parents and students, Starting on December 9, 2019 our Webbers Falls 4-H and FFA groups will be holding a food drive for non-perishable food items. These food items will be distributed to local families in need. The food drive will end December 19, 2019 at 10:00 AM. At that time we will weigh the food. The class that brings the most pounds of food will be awarded a pizza party!
Math help is available December 10-13 (Tuesday- Friday) before school, at lunch and after school in Mrs Johnson’s room. Let’s finish this semester strong.
You may find athletic schedules in the document section under athletics.
We want to send out a special thanks to Crossing Christian School Lower Elementary in Oklahoma City for sending us two boxes of new books. They used their own Scholastic Book Fair money to purchase them. Over 90% of the books in our library have been donated. We are ever thankful for our many supporters.
JUNIORS: Youth Leadership Oklahoma (YLOK) is currently accepting applications for Class 20. YLOK is seeking applicants who are current high school juniors and passionate about advocating for their community and state. During the program, students will travel the state for a week in the summer and learn about critical issues that impact Oklahoman's (criminal justice, diversity, health care, economics, philanthropy, government, etc). Participants will have the opportunity to connect with peers and develop their leadership and teambuilding skills. This program is provided at no cost to the participants. Applications can be picked up in the counselor's office or online at https://www.leadershipoklahoma.com/youth-program/youth-application. They are due Dec. 4th 2019.
Grades 5-12 math help before school, at lunch and after school Tuesday- Friday (Nov 19- Nov 22) in Mrs. Johnson’s room.
7th/8th grade basketball game tonight at Warner in their old gym. Boys will play at 5:30pm and girls at 6:45pm. The bus for the game will leave around 4:30pm when it gets back from its route. Players may stay after school in the gym until the bus leaves.
The 3rd/4th & 5th/6th basketball games scheduled for Thursday, November 14th at 4:30 p.m. have been postponed. They have been rescheduled for Wednesday, December 18th at 12:00 noon at Webbers Falls.
We will be running two bus routes instead of three the rest of the week. This may cause a delay in the time your child is dropped off. Because the buses are full, the transportation director has requested that bus riders not bring friends home as there is no space on the buses for extra students. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
There will be a Junior High (7th and 8th grade) basketball game tomorrow, November 12th, at Warner. The girls will play at 1:00pm and the boys will play at 2:15pm. The bus will leave the school at 12:00pm.
Due to potential hazardous road conditions, in addition to the fact that we currently still do not have water at the school, the 5th/6th & 7th/8th basketball games scheduled tonight have been cancelled.
Mrs. Johnson is planning on being in her room next week on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 3:30 -4:30 to help 5th-12th graders with their math homework.
Webbers Falls Livestock Booster Club will be holding a meeting Saturday November 9, 2019 @ 4:00 PM in the Ag Classroom.
The induction ceremony for the Webbers Falls National Honor Society will be Thursday, November 7th, at 6:00 p.m. in the old gym.
PARENTS: WE ARE GOING TO BE ABLE TO RUN A THIRD BUS ROUTE TODAY AFTER ALL, SO YOUR CHILD MAY ARRIVE AT NORMAL TIME. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE AND UNDERSTANDING.
Parents: Due to a temporary shortage of bus drivers, we are running only two bus routes. This may cause your child to be dropped off later than usual. We ran only two bus routes yesterday, so it should be about that same time again today.
School Pictures will be taken this Friday, 11/8/2019. Webbers Falls Schools would like to give a big “Thank you!” to Ruth Kelly Studio for donating a picture package to every student of our school.
The bus for the 5th/6th grade girls and boys basketball games, at Gore's old gym, will leave at 5:00pm today.
The bus for the 3/4th and 5/6th grade boys and girls basketball game will leave right after school today (3:30pm) to go to Okay.
Red Ribbon Week is an alcohol, tobacco, and other drug and violence prevention awareness campaign observed annually in October in the United States. Webbers Falls Schools will observe Red Ribbon Week October 28th-November 1st. It is being sponsored by the Webbers Falls Chapter of the National Honor Society. DESIGNATED DRESS UP DAYS - MONDAY: ‘Team Up Against Drugs’- Team Jerseys/Colors; TUESDAY: ‘Take A Trip Around the World Not Drugs’ - Tacky Tourist; WEDNESDAY: ‘Too Bright for Drugs’- Neon Colors; THURSDAY: ‘Say Boo to Drugs’ - Halloween Costumes; FRIDAY: ‘Proud to be Drug Free’ - Red Out.
Starting today, The Webbers Falls FCCLA are selling Boo-Grams. They are $5 each and will be delivered at school on Thursday, October 31, 2019. Order forms were sent home today. Each Boo-Gram will include a can of crush pop, Halloween Trick or Treat Bag, Plush Spook-a-delic Character, Halloween Friendship Bracelet, Glow in the Dark Tattoos, and Halloween Pencil top eraser. Orders must be turned in to Ms. Ruckman no later than 3:30 PM on October 29, 2019. Checks need to be made payable to Webbers Falls Public School. If sending cash please send correct amount as we will not be able to get change back to every child.
Due to the rain, Football Homecoming will be held in the OLD GYM at Webbers Falls School at 5:45pm tomorrow October 25th.
The Fall Festival will still be held in the OLD gym at Webbers Falls, tomorrow night, October 24th, from 6pm-8pm.
Due to our gyms not being finished, our 3/4 and 5/6 grade games scheduled on October 29th will be held at Okay. On October 30th the 3/4 and 5/6th grade games will be held at Braggs starting at 12 noon. The 5/6 grade Festival at Webbers Falls has been MOVED to Gores Elem (OLD) gym for November 4th and November 5th.
Webbers Falls School received a $20,000 library grant from Dollar General. The Beyond Words Grant is for public schools whose library program has been substantially affected by a natural disaster. Dollar General collaborates with the American Library Association, the American Association of School Librarians, and National Education Association in sponsoring this grant. Pictured left to right: Chris Bedokis, Dollar General Regional Manager; Shaun Henderson, Dollar General District Manager; Kim Keesey, Gore Dollar General Store Manager; Lisa Ward, WF Principal; Lori Menie, WF Teacher & Librarian; and Kaye Potts, WF Teacher & Librarian.
4-H meeting tomorrow October 21 from 3:30 to 4:30
Spirit Week for Football Homecoming Oct 21st - Oct 25th Monday - Twin Day Tuesday - Black Out or White Out Day Wednesday - Wacky Wednesday Thursday - HS: Frat Boy/Girl Elem: Superhero Friday - Spirit/Pink Out Day
5/6 Grade Tournament at Gore Oct 21st-24th. The girls will play at 7:00pm and the boys will play at 7:45pm on Monday Oct 21st in Gore's OLD gym. The bus will leave at 6pm.
Parent Teacher Conferences tomorrow, October 15th, from 3:30pm - 9:30pm
Character Awards 5th - 8th Grades Responsibility - Gunner Shelby Respect - Brock Rhoden Trustworthiness - Bridgette Baer Citizenship - Anistyn Garner
5/6 grade basketball girls will be playing first tonight at Okay starting at 4:30pm. They will be followed by 3/4 grade girls, 3/4 grade boys, and then the last game will be 5/6 boys. The bus will leave right after school and will return around 8:30pm
Webbers Falls FFA received a $10,000 donation yesterday from the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Foundation. Mr. Matthews and his students will put the money to good use. Thank you!!!
Cherokee Nation will be here to administer flu vaccines for the community, staff, and students on October 21, 2019 from 11:15 AM to 3:00 PM they with a break for lunch from 12:30 to 1:30 PM. Every student was given a consent form for the flu vaccine. Fill out the entire consent form ONLY IF you want your child to receive the vaccine. Please return the form by October 16th.
The bus will leave at 3:40pm today for the 3/4 5/6 grade basketball game at Braggs and will return around 8:00pm
Attention Parents: Jostens will be here tomorrow, October 8th, to take Senior graduation orders @ 1:15 and Sophomore class ring orders @ 1:45.
The 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th Basketball games scheduled for Thursday, October 10th have been cancelled.
Tools for Schools Happy Friday Webbers Falls Warriors! This evening at the Home football game against SASAKWA some of the teachers will be there with tickets for the Tools for school fundraiser. For a $10 donation you will receive a ticket for the drawing for one of 13 prizes to be drawn on December 14, 2019. The teachers will have more information about the prizes at the game. Please stop by and help support our local school through this great fundraiser.
Don & Shelly Sabrowski delivered a load of library books all the way from Gunnison, Colorado, today. Two of their area libraries (Gunnison County Public Library & Salida Regional Library) collected the books for our school. Thank you, Coloradans, for your thoughtful and generous donation! WFS students Hailey Hammons & Alaina Back as well as former graduate Haley Cato helped receive the donation. Several other WFS students helped unload the 31 boxes of books.
3rd and 4th Grade (Girls and Boys) basketball game today at Braggs. Girls will play at 6:00pm and boys at 6:45pm. The bus will be leaving at 4:30pm and will return around 8:00pm.
For our flood recovery this summer, Lowe's Hero Project donated $2,500 in store credit, which was used to help refurbish our field house. They also brought a lift and painted the goal post. They assisted in the repair of our fencing, helped clean, and assembled lockers. Pictured left to right: Brian Speake, Brady Williams, Ron Laughlin, Jason Cope, and Blake Frost. Thank you!
Due to a conflict with softball regionals, football homecoming is being postponed until Friday, October 25th.
Soft Seven will be starting Wednesday, October 2, 2019, for the older kids. I have changed the day to Thursday for the younger kids because of ball games. So Younger kids will start on Thursday, October 3, 2019. Hope to see all my kids after school from 3:30 to 4:30. Thanks for everyone's support!
The NHS induction ceremony scheduled for Monday evening is being postponed. It will be rescheduled in the near future.
Our first 4-H meeting will be tomorrow September 24 from 3:30 to 4:30. This will be an enrollment meeting so parents if you can attend that would be helpful.
Kick For A Cause held a kickball tournament yesterday in Sallisaw to help Webbers Falls Schools. They raised over $800 to go toward the expenses of rebuilding our facilities. They also collected school supplies for our students. A special thank you to one of Dr. Swearingen's students and her husband, Micalla and Jamison Schrader, and the rest of the Kick For A Cause team, for the hard work and long hours that went into the preparation of this event. Thank you to the donors for helping to offset the expenses. Finally, thank you to the players who had a blast playing kickball for our school. May you be blessed as you have blessed our school.
I thought some of you might enjoy reading this Tulsa World article about the resiliency of Webbers Falls: https://www.tulsaworld.com/sports/high-school/in-the-midst-of-rebuilding-their-town-following-catastrophic-flooding/article_d78e2b02-7fa8-5860-aae5-1203db2a07c1.html
Mr. & Mrs. Mark Burger of Claremore applied and received a $250 grant from Thrivent Financial for Webbers Falls Elementary. The funds were used to purchase 30 calculators and a hanging storage chart, 24 whiteboard clip magnets, and 100 microscope slides. Mr. & Mrs. Burger are both former teachers. Thank you so much for this thoughtful gesture!
Terri Pirtle, Executive Director of the ONEOK Foundation, along with ONEOK pipeline employee Rick Denley and ONEOK Operations Manager Randy Mashburn presented Webbers Falls Schools with a check for $120,000 yesterday. ONEOK had pledged $1 million for Flood Relief, and we were fortunate to get a piece of the pie. They also donated $500,000 to the American Red Cross. Donation money will be used to purchase playground equipment, Ipads, computer chairs, and other technology or student/teacher needs. There are no words to describe the gratitude we feel for this tremendous donation. Thank you, ONEOK Foundation, for supporting the students and staff at Webbers Falls Public Schools. (The diagram below is the blueprint for our new elementary playground equipment.)
Thank you, Buckhorn Freewill Baptist Church, for the donation to replace the trophy case in memory of Cindy Hayes. Mrs. Hayes taught 2nd grade here and was a member of Buckhorn FWB. Pastor Darren Wright delivered a check today. Pastor Wright and Louie Fritts also delivered snack bags for each student Monday morning from Buckhorn. We are blessed.
We received Amazon gift packages last Friday from Tonia Cooper of Fort Gibson. Thank you so much for supporting our school!
Webbers Falls students will return to halls bedecked with signs representing various character traits. These signs were removed from the halls of the now closed Alice Robertson School in Muskogee. The teachers who painstakingly removed the signs were Mr. Hicks, Mr. Wilkett, Mrs. Johnson, & Mrs. Ruckman. The signs were returned to Webbers Falls, and Mr. Hicks took them apart and painted the words and backgrounds in Warrior maroon and gray. He is now hanging them in our halls. Thanks to all those involved in this endeavor. They look awesome!
We received a third load of donations from Maria Walker and her fellow staff at Timber Ridge Elementary in Broken Arrow. Secretary Christy McKinley brought the donations in her truck. We want to thank all the staff at Timber Ridge for your support as well as Raising Cane's for their participation in this fundraiser. Words cannot express how grateful we are for your kindness and generosity.
The Vacation Bible School children of Keys Baptist Church collected $1,000 to support our school. As one the year old told his mother, "I need to take my money to help that school because it is yuck!" It certainly was. Thank you for making your mission project Webbers Falls Public School. Feeling blessed.
Amazon gift packages arrived yesterday from Allen Vice, Denise Devin, and Margaret James. We truly appreciate your generosity! Our Amazon Wish List can be found at http://a.co/3FU2aJT.
We want to send out a big thanks to some special ladies at Vian Schools, who donated over $900 of their Scholastic Dollars to purchase books and equipment for our library. From L to R: Marilyn Oliver, MS Principal; Sue Noisey, EL/MS Library Media Specialist; and Kathy Wingo, EL Principal. Thank you neighbors!
We received Amazon gift packages yesterday from Clarissa Brandwine and Anthony Hood. Thanks you! Our Amazon wish list is still up and running for those who want to support our school and staff. You can find it athttp://a.co/3FU2aJT.
What a blessing the Webbers Falls staff received last night. The Ballard family provided our staff with a meal featuring Thomas' green chili and rice served with fresh salsa, chips, and chocolate sheath cake. Yummm! Mrs.Leanne Ballard brought more teaching supplies from the teachers of Pryor Schools. Thank you Ballard family and Pryor Public Schools teachers. We are thankful. We are blessed.
Webbers Falls Schools is postponing the start date of the school year to Monday, September 9th. We are sorry for the inconvenience but have several things that must be completed before we can open our doors for student occupancy. Thank you for your understanding.
We recently received several Amazon gift packages from Ginger Gibson. Thank you for your very generous donations! We truly appreciate your support.
We received a tasty donation today in the form of bread pudding prepared by Kim Barnes. Linda Paxton had won the bread pudding in a fundraiser organized by the Gore Chamber of Commerce. Linda donated it to our staff. Connie Foster & Ruth Kirk delivered it and also spent some time assisting Mrs. Potts in our library. Thanks to all those involved!
We received our second load of student desks from Connors State College today. They sent along several men to assist our staff in unloading them. We want to thank Mike Jackson for coordinating this donation. Some of these desks we received from Connors were placed in Mrs. Trennepohl's classroom. Looking good!
Today we received a load of cafeteria tables and student chairs from staff at Woodall Elementary School. The donation was organized by Superintendent Linda Clinkenbeard. The tables were very nice and went directly into our cafeteria. They plan to bring another load later this week. Thank you fellow educators!
Yesterday, Claire from Gore Gambino's delivered 216 backpacks and several boxes of school supplies for Webbers Falls Students. Cindy Irwin, owner of Gore Gambino's, organized the "fill a back pack" drive and offered free large pizzas to patrons who donated supplies. Gambino's Pizza Corporate in Topeka, Kansas, donated the back packs. This is truly a blessing for our school and our students. Thank you so much!
WFS teachers got a surprise delivery today in the form of gift cards for Dollar Tree & Dollar General. Connie Foster delivered the cards on behalf of Cookson United Methodist Church. They have been raising money this summer to help our teachers. Each full-time teacher received $45 in gift cards. What a kind and generous gesture, thank you!
Jenny Jamison, Executive Director of Lake Area United Way, and Tammy Toombs, Community Relations Coordinator for OG&E, in cooperation with “Feed the Children,” organized a supply drive for Webbers Falls Teachers. Today the teachers visited Whitaker Warehouse in Muskogee, where the supplies were awaiting them on pallets. In less than thirty minutes the teachers had boxed and loaded all the supplies to take back to Webbers Falls Schools. We received ten cases of water and five boxes of copy paper as well. We deeply appreciate the efforts of all those involved in this amazing show of support for our staff. We also appreciate Karie Abel and her family for allowing the use of their warehouse. You are all good people doing good things. Thank you.
NOTICE TO WEBBERS FALLS STUDENTS & PARENTS: We are canceling pre-enrollment for Friday, August 23rd, to allow teachers more time to set up their classrooms. The other two days of pre-enrollment, Monday & Tuesday, August 26th & 27th will go on. The time will still be 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. each day. Thank you for your patience.
Yesterday and today, we received several truckloads of office furniture from Staghorn out of Tulsa. This tremendous donation was made possible by Phyllis Spurlock and Debbie Williams. They sent a phenomenal moving crew who unloaded and set the furniture up for us. We were so excited about receiving all these nice items that we forgot to get a picture until they were almost finished. Thanks to all those involved in getting these items to Webbers Falls. Our offices and classrooms looking amazing!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - Wednesday & Thursday at Webbers Falls School. We need trucks & trailers and people who are willing to load & unload books and furniture in the sweltering heat. If interested, be at the school any time after 8:00 a.m. on either or both of these days, and I will put you to work. Heavy lifting is involved. Bring plenty of drinks to keep yourself hydrated. Thank you!
An Amazon gift package was received yesterday from Travis & Ashley Cox - thanks for the nice shelf!
Tracy Richards, Warehouse Consultant for Tulsa Public Schools, has been organizing and sorting a giant text book and supply donation for our school. Today, Joshua Salamy, Mark Chambers, & Rusty Zumwalt of BSN Sports out of Broken Arrow volunteered to deliver this colossal load of books. They made two trips from Tulsa. It took the entire teaching staff some time to unload these two loads of books. Words cannot express how much this donation means to us. Tracy, thank you for all your hard work this summer getting this shipment of books ready. BSN Sports, thank you for donating your time and your vehicles to get these books to our teachers. We could not have done this without you.
We received a trailer full of nice office desks from Karen Richards of Sallisaw. They were delivered by Drew Fullbright. Helping him unload were Barbara Sovereign and Dave Crone from Shawnee, who dropped by the school today to lend a hand. Also providing some muscle power to unload these desks were WF teacher John Hicks and WF student Talon Weaver.
This morning, Bobby Ogg took his semi-truck to Haileyville to pick up donated desks, chairs, and tables for our school. Webbers Falls Assistant Principal Jordan Garner, along with teachers Rodney Smith & Jimmy Wilkett, went along to pick out the items and help load them. They also got some much needed help from some students and staff at Haileyville School. We want to send out a special thanks to Superintendent Roger Hemphill for making this donation possible. The Webbers Falls Warriors wish the Haileyville Warriors a successful school year!
Today, several Webbers Falls teachers made a trip to Alice Robertson School in Muskogee. Because of the generosity of Muskogee Public Schools, we were able to load three trailers, two trucks, and one Suburban full of school furniture items. We plan to make another trip next week to get the rest. I want to thank Eric Wells of MPS for making this generous donation possible. I will get some pictures of the items when they are placed in our new classrooms. Go Roughers!
Yesterday evening we received a special delivery all the way from Louisiana. UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) sent 336 school kits for Webbers Falls students. United Methodist churches throughout the world donated supplies and made the bags for the school kits we received. The bags and supplies are assembled and inspected at UMCOR's Sager-Brown headquarters in Baldwin, Louisiana. The local United Methodist Women of Warner were instrumental in getting our students these bags and supplies, and they are very excited to see them go to their neighboring students in Webbers Falls. Some of these women were present to help us unload - Rose Olson, Belinda Wallis, and Linda Sparks. We also had a group of WF staff and family who helped us receive this generous donation.
Any students 1st-6th grade wanting to play youth league football this year are welcome to play with Porum. Please contact Pam Robinson 918-652-5059
NOTICE TO WEBBERS FALLS STUDENTS & PARENTS: We have changed our pre-enrollment dates to Friday August 23rd, and Monday & Tuesday, August 26th & 27th. The time will still be 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. each of these days. We need a couple more days to get our classrooms and offices ready. Thank you for your patience.
I received Amazon gift packages today from Clarissa Brandwine of Virginia. She has purchased numerous gift items for our school over the summer. Your kindness and generosity are truly appreciated.
Another group of Webbers Falls teachers - Rose Olson, Ali Sanders, & Mindy Jarrard - picked up the backpacks & school supplies that ORSNASCO in Muskogee donated for our students in K-3rd grade. On behalf of our students and staff, I want to express our gratitude to Jamie Stout and ORSNASCO for this wonderful donation.
Chad Smith & Sib Wolfe of Maryetta Public Schools dropped off a Suburban load of text books and other resources for our teachers.Thank you, gentlemen, we appreciate your help and support. I also want to send out a thanks to Principal Chad Harp and the rest of the Maryetta staff for sending these items our way.
I found an Amazon gift note that I may have overlooked before. Thank you to "A Tahlequah and Tenkiller Teacher" for your thoughtful gift.
I wanted to send out a thanks to Lone Star Baptist Church in Coweta for dropping off some school supplies for us at the Falls Building last week. Sorry no one was there when you came by. Thank you for your generosity.
Tonight, Tuesday, August 13th, the time of the Fastpitch game at Gore tonight has been changed to 6:00 p.m. Varisity will play first followed by the JV. Please come to support the Lady Warriors. WARRIOR PRIDE!!!
Representatives from the Cherokee Nation made a second trip to Webbers Falls today, this time with a truck load of school and office supplies. Chief Bill John Baker and other Cherokee officials & colleagues presented school administration with this generous donation. We had a hard-working crew who helped unload this truckload of supplies. What a donation!! Thank you, Cherokee Nation, for your continued support.
Mrs. Ali Sanders returned to her old stomping ground today to pick up some book sets for our teachers & students. Formerly Ben Franklin STEM Academy in Muskogee, the facility will now be home to the Muskogee 7th & 8th Academy. We were welcomed today by Site Principal Mr. Ryan Buell and Assistant Superintendent Dr. Kim J. Dyce. We loaded a dozen or more boxes of novel sets for our language arts teachers. This was all made possible by the 7th & 8th Academy Librarian Julie Crank. Thank you, Muskogee Public Schools. You have helped us tremendously this summer.
Cleveland Public School Teacher Kelly Callahan brought a Suburban load of school supplies and teaching resources for our students & teachers today. Assisting her with the delivery were her husband Jason, and children Jasper & Kai. Thank you for making this long trip to help fellow educators & students. You brought some amazing items!
The Cherokee Nation, represented by Joe Byrd, E.O. Smith, & Jody Ree, presented Dr. Swearingen with a $5,000 check to assist in the reconstruction of our school. The Cherokee Nation has always been (and continues to be) a proud supporter of Webbers Falls School. Your generosity is deeply appreciated.
Fiesta Mart of Warner presented Webbers Falls Superintendent Dr. Dixie Swearingen a $2,500 donation to assist our school in flood recovery. This donation was made possible by Sheri Bradley, Warner Fiesta Mart Manager, Duff Thompson, Rick Bradley, & Shane Thompson. We are extremely grateful for this generous donation!
Jacob Lowe, Wilburton Elementary Principal, and Kyle Vanderburg, Wilburton Middle School Principal, also made a trip to Webbers Falls this morning in the pouring rain to deliver school supplies and clothing donations. We wish the Wilburton Diggers a happy and successful school year and sincerely appreciate your kindness.
Amazon gift packages arrived today from Sarah Mayer and Joshua & Amanda Salamy. Thank you for your generous support of our school.
I received a nice box of Amazon gift items today from "Amazon in the Community." Thank you so much for supporting our school as it recovers from the flood.
A special thanks goes out to Diana Walter for the Amazon gift packages we received today. Mrs. Dandridge and her students will love the books!
Ralph, Patricia, & Caden Carter transported a Suburban full of new school supplies from Chandler Road Church of Christ in Muskogee. Thank you, Carter Family, for picking these supplies up and delivering them to us, and thank you, Chandler Road Church of Christ, for you generous donation. We are truly blessed.
Thanks to Cassie Cox/Hunt who dropped off a large tote of gently used books at the Falls Building. I have already went through them and found many great books for our library. It was a nice surprise!
Collinsville United Methodist Church held a book drive for all Webbers Falls students to have their own personal book or books. Collinsville UMC partnered with Gore United Methodist Church as the distribution point for our families. Tomorrow, August 5th from 10 am until 2 pm, the Gore United Methodist Church will be open for all Webbers Falls Students and families to receive the gift of Library books to stock their home libraries. Please go to the Gore UMC to select books for students to read before school starts.
Vote for Lady Warrior softball players Lexi Raskey and Samantha Shanks in the Muskogee Area Fan’s Choice Preseason Fastpitch Softball Poll at the following Vype link: https://threerivers.okvype.com/2019/07/30/vote-now-muskogee-area-fans-choice-preseason-fastpitch-softball-poll-presented-by-york-street-tire-poll-ends-8-5/
Coach Norman has asked me to announce that there will be JH softball practice this week, Monday - Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
This amazing youth group from Grace Assembly in Joplin, Missouri spent four days at our school doing some pretty grimy work. Thank you for your amazing work and your servant heart. Thank you to their leaders, Derrick and Crystal Hornback and Rick. Crystal was a math student of Dr. Swearingen. She is pictured to the right of Dr. Swearingen. You all have blessed us!
Mr. Patrick Turner, Superintendent of Krebs Public Schools, donated and delivered 20 Promethean Interactive White Boards & Projectors earlier today. Helping Mr. Turner unload the Promethean Boards were Blake Wyatt, Bobby Tripp, Josh Mason, Jerry Ward, & Jordan Garner. Mr. Turner and Krebs School had previously donated two truckloads of Saxon Phonics & Math Curriculum as you will see on the floor behind us in the Falls Building. Thank you, Mr. Turner and Krebs Public Schools, for your many generous donations this summer.
Thank you to an alum of Webbers Falls Schools and spouse who delivered a $500 check. This alum issued a matching challenge to all Webbers Falls alumni. If you are unable to match this donation, any amount would be greatly appreciated. We are humbled by the generosity of all.
We were blessed today with Amazon gift packages from Tiffiney Swearingen, Linda Holmes, Jordan Turley, Donna Davis of Medford, OK, and from someone who signed the gift note "God Bless!" We are grateful to all our donors for their kindness and acts of charity.
Donations from Amazon were received today from Denise Roddy, Erin Williams, & "Anonymous." Your support of our teachers and students is deeply appreciated.
Gambino's Pizza in Gore is doing a "Fill a Back Pack" promotion until August 23rd. Gambino's Pizza Corporate has supplied over 200 backpacks for Webbers Falls students. If you bring 10 items on the supply list posted on their Facebook page, you will get a coupon for a FREE large one topping pizza. No student at Webbers Falls needs to purchase a backpack or school supplies. Gambino's Pizza, along with many other generous individuals, businesses, and organizations, have made this possible. This is the link to Gambino's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Gambinos-Pizza-Gore-Ok-372568654308/?ref=sgm
Today's gracious givers of Amazon items are as follows: Pam Robinson, Denise Roddy, Lynn Schroeder of Sequoyah Claremore Public Schools, and Andrea Kunkel of CCOSA. Thank you for your generosity and support for Webbers Falls Schools.
Coach Stefanie Norman would like to invite the JH & HS fast pitch softball players and their families to a little family get together this Thursday night (August 1st) at 7:00 p.m. at the softball field. Coach Norman will provide hot dogs and paper products. She is asking each family to bring some type of beverage (bottled water, sport drinks, etc.) and/or a bag of chips. She looks forward to meeting all the girls and their families.
Coach Holt has asked me to announce that there will be football practice/conditioning this week as follows: Tuesday evening at 8:00 p.m. and Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. All football players 7th-12th grade should be in attendance. It's time to get in shape, boys!
Amazon gift packages arrived today from Pam Robinson; Kristi Criss, Bixby Mom; "A Fellow Oklahoman"; Susan Thompson of Lawton; & "Anonymous." We received some wonderful items, thank you so much!!
My day started with a very generous donation to my elementary principal account. The Nix Foundation donated $5,000 to be used for the needs of Webbers Falls students and teachers in the upcoming school year. We will certainly put it to good use. Thank you so much! (Pictured are Jimmy Nix, Lisa Ward, & Patsy Smith)
Sam, Norma, & Samantha Griffith spent the day at Muskogee Walmart collecting school supply donations and having a bake sale. They also sold bagged gourmet popcorn that was donated by Country Corn. They raised $775, which will be donated to the school. Thank you Griffith family for being proud supporters of Webbers Falls Schools!
Correction: Our special delivery this morning from Dallas was from “Junior DECATS Dallas” which is a summer camp for 3rd-5th grade. They worked extremely hard getting us some amazing donations. I want to make sure that I give credit where credit is due. Some of the students are from St. Rita, but there are also students from 20 other schools in the diocese. You kids rock! Thank you again.
Just a reminder that all incoming 7th grade students will be required to have a Tetanus booster before returning to school on September 3. This is a state requirement.
I wanted to recognize some individuals who have come forward to help us replace our dilapidated picnic tables. Stacy Campbell is donating an adorable octagon shaped table, Justin Choate & TTA Construction are going to provide us with two new tables, and Paul Heimburger of Bixby is donating a picnic table. Thank you all for helping our school. I will get some pictures up when we get the tables.
We received a special delivery this morning from St. Rita Catholic School in Dallas, Texas. Jodi Sheffield and her husband delivered several boxes of toys and supplies for our teachers & students. She also had a check for $5,000 for us to give to Dr. Swearingen to aid in the rebuilding of our school. She gave me Walmart & Sam's gift cards to purchase supplies specifically for the teachers. And maybe best of all, her 3rd and 4th grade students sent a stack of home-made cards that each had prepared for us. A few of us shed some happy tears as we looked at them. They were simply amazing! We cannot thank you enough.
Amazon gifts were received today from Paul & Glenda Gould, Shelly Sabrowski, Patrice Thornton, & Kara Mayfield. I am anxious for school to start so we can put these amazing donations to use - Thanks!
Amazon packages were received today from the following generous givers: Patrice Thornton; Linda H. West; Beverly Cawhorn; Trysten Wilbourn (WFS Student); Mona; & Larry Ward. Also, two gift notes only had special messages as follows: "Remembering the last 4 letters of American - I can." and "Blessings passed on to others are a blessing to those who give!" Well spoken, my friend. Thank you.
NOTICE TO PARENTS OF WF STUDENTS: The first day of school will be Tuesday, September 3rd. You may enroll your child August 21st-23rd, from 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. This is also the designated time to meet your child's teachers. Due to our late start and the fact that football and softball will already be in progress, we are unable to have an open house event in the evening. Also, I strongly urge parents to not purchase school supplies for your child or children. We are expecting many supply donations over the next few weeks. Students in K-3rd will be receiving a backpack. I also have a limited number of new backpacks that were donated. We should have plenty of supplies to begin the year. I am so excited to see the kids again! This flood may have knocked us down, but we are coming back stronger than before. Just wait and see.
These are the tables under the pavilion on our playground; one is in front of the cafeteria. Is there anyone out there who might build some new picnic tables for our children? Does anyone have a gently used table that is not being used? We gladly accept donations! (Obviously) Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to help us out.
We received some amazing gift donations from Amazon today. The packages were from the following donors: Beverly Cawhorn; Courtney Goertz of Colorado; Elizabeth Watkins' Grandma Sue from Spokane, Washington; Suzanne Fefferman, occupational therapist who serves Webbers Falls Schools; and B. & L. from California. We are very grateful for our many generous supporters.
It's not too late to shop our Amazon Wish List at http://a.co/3FU2aJT. It is called "Flood Relief for Webbers Falls Schools Teachers & Students." Items purchased will be sent directly to us. Please put your name of the gift note so I can recognize your generous donation.
Amazon gift packages came today from the following donors: Rebekah Warren; Neil & Mary Brewer; Shannah Cobb; Kara Mayfield; Gary, Brenda, & Cody Coffman; B.& L. from California; Helen Riley of Vegas Real Estate; Alex & Jillian Detwiler; and from Grandma Sue of Spokane, Washington, on behalf of Elizabeth Watkins & Her Parents. We got some really nice items today, thank you!!!!
Thank you to Weatherford Public Schools for the donation of library books to our school. Thank you to Caleb and Amy Swearigen for delivering them this weekend. Feeling Blessed.
The UPS man is staying busy delivering packages for our teachers and students! Yesterday, we received some phenomenal gifts from the following donors: Helen Riley of Simply Vegas Real Estate, Las Vegas, Nevada; Jan Garrett; Ruth Poteete; and Clarissa Brandwine. The three cases of copy paper from earlier in the week were from "Charles." (Amazon would not give me any more information.) Please know that there are some packages that do not get the gift notes placed in them, so if you have purchased an item, and your name has not been recognized, please send me an email at email@example.com
Linda Edmondson, a teacher from Tulsa, brought a car load of special ed curriculum and materials to Mindy Jarrard, special ed teacher at Webbers Falls. Mrs. Edmondson had met Mrs. Olson at a POE workshop last week, and they had coordinated the delivery. Thank you, Mrs. Edmondson, for helping our school and SPED department.
Gift packages were delivered today from the following donors: Rick Maranon of FOX23; Junior Decats of Dallas, Texas; Tom & Twila Beaubien; and Jodi Sheffield & the Students of St. Rita Catholic School in Dallas, Texas. Thank you for the much needed supplies for our school.
Today brought another round of wonderful donations from Amazon and other places as well. Our generous donors of the day were . . . . Paul & Glenda Gould, Vonna Anderson, Clarissa Brandwine, Leslie Chapman, Jodi Sheffield & the Students at St. Rita Catholic School in Dallas, Texas, and Kynlee Skaggs of Kynlee's Kreations (a t-shirt business) in Enid, Oklahoma. This is so amazing! We are so grateful! (I also received three cases of copy paper from Office Depot, but there was no indication as to who it was from. I would love to recognize this donor, so if it is you, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org)
I wanted to recognize a couple of volunteers who helped us out today in the extreme heat: Claudia Fonseca helped pull corn stalks out of the fences, and Diana Maxwell helped remove debris from our tennis courts. I received Amazon gift packages today from Vonna Anderson, Denise A. Devin, and Lou Ann Ward. Thank you for the much-needed supplies you purchased. We appreciate all the volunteers who have helped us this summer as well as the many who have purchased items for our teachers and students.
Today we received Amazon gift packages from Clarissa Cook Brandwine of Haymarket, Virginia; Cindy Hill; Wayne & Kristi Stricklin; Shannon Hensley-Linn; Kyle Hughes; Dwight Collins; Leanne Spears; "Krystie"; Anna M. Brewer; Alice McCrary Badgett; Leslie Chapman; Jacqulyn Locust; Melanie Corter from Shawnee, Oklahoma; "A Teacher from Chicago"; and several anonymous gifts with no names. Our Amazon Wish List can be found at http://a.co/3FU2aJT
It's a great day for weed-eating! Bring your weed eater and look for Coach Ward at the football field.The fun will begin at 5:00. (Okay, maybe it's not that fun, but we would sure appreciate your help in getting our fields back in shape.)
We received more donations from our Amazon Wish List yesterday. We received generous gifts from Ronna G. Banks (again), Sharon L. Pratt and Gary Pratt (WF Class of 1961). Thank you! Also, I have fixed the shipping issue that some were facing on a few of the items. All items should now ship without complication. I will be posting donors' names as I receive the packages. I do not know who a donor is until I see the packing information that reveals who the gift is from. So if you have purchased items, and I have not listed your name, it just means the items have not been received. Every donation will be recognized.
We received ten boxes of donations from Amazon today. There were so many amazing items that our teachers and students will use! Thank you to following individuals who delivered our first "Christmas in July" with their generous gifts: Ronna G. Banks, Kim Howerton, Kristina Jones, Deborah Pitts Felder (Class of 1972), and Donna Maloy Woods (Class of 1978). Others who would like to support can still go to http://a.co/3FU2aJT to purchase items from Amazon that will be shipped directly to our school. There are items starting at less than $5, and no gift is too small. Thanks to everyone who has helped us with our flood relief over the last month.
We received a generous donation of gently used library books from Warner 4-H this morning. These items were delivered by Katelynn Lewis, 4-H President; Emily Lewis, 4-H Vice President; Callee Good, FFA President; Nathan Lewis, 4-H Game Leader, and Stephana Good. The items were received by Mrs. Lori Menie & Mrs. Lisa Ward. This same group plans to deliver a big load of school supplies Friday morning that have been collected at various drop off locations in the Warner area. Thank you, neighbors. We appreciate your help.
Today was a busy day for many of our high school athletes. They cleaned a layer of river mud and debris off of our tennis court playground area, as well as completing some other much-needed tasks. They were supervised and assisted by Coach Ward, Coach Stefanie Norman, Judy Treadwell, Ralph Carter, Jennifer Hall, Claudia Fonseca, and Mr. Wyatt. Mr. Hicks helped out with weed-eating. Nice work everyone!
Due to popular request, I have created an Amazon Wish List on behalf of the Teachers of Webbers Falls Schools. If you know of a business, organization, or individual who wants to help out, please share this link: http://a.co/3FU2aJT. There are items of every price range. Purchased items will be shipped to Webbers Falls Schools. Thank you.
The Regular Board Meetings for July and August will be located in the Board Office of the Webbers Falls Municipal Complex, 417 Highway 100, Webbers Falls. The meeting will begin at 7 PM. Thursday, July 11, 2019 and Monday, August 12, 2019.
The coaches at Webbers Falls Schools are asking all high school athletes (all sports, grades 9-12) to help clean and work at the school on Tuesday (7/9) and Wednesday (7/10). Report to the pavilion at 9:00 a.m. If possible bring/wear gloves and use sunscreen and insect repellent. If you can bring and operate a weed eater that would be great! (Parents are welcome to help out too.)
I forgot to add Ali Morton to the list of WF Staff who assisted on Friday. Ali is the one who had secured the donations from Ben Franklin and Bartlesville. She had to leave early Friday because she had some big plans later that day. Let's just say we will be calling her Mrs. Sanders next year instead of Ms. Morton. Congratulations to Ali & Jake.
Friday, June 28th, several members of the WF faculty helped unload and sort out five different loads of donations. They included library books, posters and bulletin board decor, teaching resources, and general supplies for both students and teachers. The first two loads were from Ben Franklin in Muskogee and Bartlesville. The next three were from Shirley Shamblin of Vian (library books from Hilldale MS & HS), Jennifer Crumby of Shiloh Christian School in Tahelquah, and Stephanie Payne from Irving in Muskogee. On Thursday, we picked up a Suburban full of supplies from Mission Owasso. WF Staff assisting in the unloading and sorting of these items on Thursday and Friday were Lori Meni, Rose Olson, Dana Crumpler, Mindy Jarrard, Mariah Hogan, Jerry Ward, and Lisa Ward.
We want to send out a special thanks to POE (Professional Oklahoma Educators) for their special delivery of school furniture today. We received 30 chairs, 14 file cabinets, 3 wooden teacher desks, 8 short cabinets on rollers, 3 x-large bookshelves, 2 medium bookshelves, 5 assorted rectangular tables, a padded bench, and some misc. supplies. It was an entire truckload! After leaving WF, the POE trucks headed to Moffet School to deliver similar items. Thank you POE for assisting your teachers and schools in need. Your support is greatly appreciated.
Webbers Falls Schools has several job openings for the upcoming school year (4 certified & 1 non-certified). Please visit https://www.webbersfalls.k12.ok.us/o/webbers-falls-public-schools/page/careers--38 for more information.
Donations to Webbers Falls Public School for flood relief can be made payable to Webbers Falls Public School. Payments can be made through on-line banking or mobile app using the email address of email@example.com - use the password “WARRIORS”.
Correction: It should be "Edmentum" instead of "Ementum" in the previous post.
Not only are we getting a lot of volunteer labor, we have also been blessed with numerous offers of donations from surrounding schools. Today we picked up a load of desks, file cabinets, and lockers from Owasso Preparatory Academy (See Picture). We have also received offers of donations from teachers or school administrators from Haileyville, McAlester, Woodall, Tulsa, Vian, Gore, Cascia Hall, Shiloh Christian School in Tahlequah, Muskogee, Tahlequah, and Oktaha - just to name a few. Every day brings another donation or act of kindness. An oil company in Tulsa has donated thousands of dollars in office equipment. Ementum Educational Software has pledged an entire year of online curriculum worth thousands of dollars. POE (Professional Oklahoma Educators) is delivering $1,000 in supplies next week. Braggs HS Class of 1967 donated $550. There are too many donations to name at one time, but every gift, big or small, is greatly appreciated.
I want to send a special thanks out to Jeff & Teri Oliver and their co-workers and students at Eufaula Schools. They gave us two full days of extremely hard labor. It would be impossible to compile a list of the volunteers who have helped us over the last few weeks, but we do appreciate everyone's help. Members of the Mormon Church have helped us tremendously as well. Madrienna Rorex has provided food multiple times. Hopefully at some point we can release a complete list. Thank you, and keep coming. We still need all the help we can get.
FLOOD RELIEF: Friday and Saturday at Warner First Baptist Church, from 10 am - 7 pm, several relief organizations will be set up to assist flood victims. (This is not FEMA.) Not only will flood buckets be available, but you can sign up for various types of support. You MUST bring verification of residency in the flooded areas. Everyone affected by the flood should check this out. I hear they have some good relief support. Spread the word.
Webbers Falls FFA Chapter would like to express our most sincere gratitude to the following Oklahoma and Arkansas FFA chapters. Muskogee, Haskell, Stillwell, Carney, Midway, Oktaha, Warner, Porum, Gore, Sallisaw, Roland, Muldrow, Gans, Vian, and Greenbrier. We’d also like to thank T&D meats along with Arvest bank for providing us lunch. Thanks to all those that donated supplies and snacks.Pick of the Litter pig sale, Dennis Guidry , Mitch Hankins, and HD McCain for taking up donations for our FFA chapter and all of those that donated. Roland FFA for helping re supply our shop. We can’t say Thanks enough you are awesome individuals .
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED . . . We are still in need of volunteers at Webbers Falls Schools. We had a strong turn out last week and on Saturday, but not as many showed up today. Please come help us if you can.
We are in need of a truck, trailer, and driver to take a load of boxed up textbooks to Warner. They are currently under the pavilion. We are running out of room. Thanks!!
I just want to send out a special thanks to Cindy at Gambino's Pizza in Gore for providing pizza for our volunteers yesterday. She also helped in cleaning out our cafeteria. We had numerous volunteer fire departments assist us in our efforts as well. It is impossible for me to name all of our volunteers, but everyone is deeply appreciated.
We got a lot accomplished today, but we still have a lot of work ahead of us. We are expecting numerous crews and individuals to volunteer tomorrow as we continue to remove salvageable items and begin the demolition and gutting process. We are in need of the following items: generators, large fans, lunches around 11:00-11:30 a.m. (sandwiches, fruit, etc.), snacks, beverages other than water (gatorade, soda, etc.) & wet wipes. We will begin at 8:00 a.m. again in the morning. Thanks to all the wonderful volunteers who helped us today. You are not only saving a school, but saving a community.
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS! We have been given the “All Clear” to begin clean-up and removal of destroyed property of our school. We need volunteers! We will begin the clean-up, tomorrow, Thursday, June 6th, at 8:00 am. Volunteers need to park in the gym parking lot as the road in front of the school will have dumpsters. Each volunteer will need to sign in when they come and sign out upon leaving the school. You will also sign a liability release form. Both actions are required before you enter the building. We request that you wear long pants, rubber boots, gloves, and a mask. We are concerned for your safety in this endeavor. If you have any tools for clean-up such as shovels, brooms, squeegees, wheel barrows, etc. please consider bringing them to help out in the effort. We also need boxes and/or plastic tubs to load books that were not affected by the water. If you have trailers that we may be able to haul items to storage, please consider sharing them. If you are unable to come tomorrow, we will be working on this project for a while and you may come on other days. We desperately need your help. Thank you and have a blessed evening. WARRIOR PRIDE!!!
Webbers Falls Public School cleanup and restoration will not begin until all insurance adjusters have evaluated the damage. Please watch for posts for the call to action. We will need your help! We will not only recover from this catastrophic event, we will be stronger. WARRIOR PRIDE!!!
Webbers Falls Public Schools will not be accessible to school personnel until after our insurance adjuster has made a through examination of the buildings and contents for our policies. I will need the all clear from them. After the all clear, we will need all the help we can get to clean up. Please be patient for a few more days. Please be ready to roll up your sleeves and get to work. Please get a tetanus shot which are free at the Warner First Baptist Church Gym, 4:30 - 7:30 pm.
The WFS Summer Athletic Schedule has been released and can be found on the school web-site by clicking on the link below. You can also go to the Main Menu and then to Documents if you prefer a Word Document. I would like to thank Kim Pearson and Gore Schools for the use of their gymnasium this summer. Also, many WF residents (including myself) now have water due to the generosity of the City of Porum. Both these acts of kindness are deeply appreciated. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/363942/Summer_Athletic_Schedule.pdf
Due to excessive flooding, summer school at Webbers Falls Schools is cancelled. If you registered your child for Coach Ward's fundamental basketball camp, please rest assured that you will receive a full refund if we are unable to have the camp. We have not cashed any checks.
Webbers Falls School offices will be closed tomorrow.
Due to the possibility of extreme flooding, Webbers Falls is being evacuated. Webbers Falls Schools employees are at the school taking all precautions possible.
I would like to thank Jewell (Horne) Hall for purchasing pizza for the entire school today. She also donated two dry inflatables and paid for two wet inflatables for our students' fun days. I would like to thank Andrew Swearingen for delivering and setting up the inflatables and donating snacks. Lastly, I would like to thank Mr. Hicks for helping me so much this week getting things set up and put away each day. You are greatly appreciated.
Students in grade 9-12 will get to have some time on both the wet and dry inflatables tomorrow from around 9-11 and 12-2. They should bring extra clothes, a towel, and sunscreen. Students who do not want to participate will report to Mr. James's room during these times.
Juniors and seniors who attended Prom need to come see Mrs. Ruckman to get a CD with your photos on them. For a link to download your photos to a desktop or cell phone send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org requesting photos. Please include in the email if you are downloading to a desktop, cell phone, or both.
Mr. Hicks’ bus got stuck & is running a little late. He is finishing his route now.
The flyer posted for Coach Ward's Fundamental Basketball Camp had the wrong days of the week on it. It will be Monday through Wednesday, June 24th, 25th, & 26th. Please disregard the days of the week on the flyer. It is being corrected.
Prom tickets for guests of Juniors & Seniors need to be purchased today. Tickets are $20. If the prom guest is from another school or a former graduate a permission form must be filled out.
The Cindy Hayes Memorial Scholarship applications need to be turned in to Mrs. Olson.
Attention Seniors! If you would like to be considered for the Cindy Hayes Memorial Scholarship your applications must be in by tomorrow, Wednesday, May 8, 2019.
The 5th grade "Living Museum" will be Wednesday, May 8th, at 2:30 p.m. in the WF Event Center (New Gym). These students have been working diligently to get ready for their presentations, so come take a look as they assume the personas of various influential people from the past and present.
This is a reminder to parents and guardians of student athletes and cheerleaders currently in grades 7th-12th: The All-Sports Banquet is Thursday at 6:00 p.m. in the Webbers Falls Event Center (New Gym). To help us prepare enough food, please complete the pre-registration form. These can be picked up in my office. There is no charge for the banquet meal.
This is a reminder to parents and guardians of student athletes in current grades of 4th-11th: Sports physicals are today beginning at 2:00 p.m. The cost is $5. Physical forms can be picked up in my office. Sports physicals are needed for athletes who participate in competitive sports or cheer.
The Webbers Falls-Gore Lions Club Scholarship is due Thursday, May 9. Obtain copy of application from Shawna in the front office.
After school math help will be May 6, 7, 8 13, 14, & 15. That's Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday this week and next week. Let's finish strong Warriors!!!
Why take the June ACT? One lucky student will win a $40k scholarship! If you register for the June 8 ACT by Friday, May 3rd, check yes to register for the scholarship and take the test, you have a chance to win a $40,000 scholarship.
REMINDER: Title I Math presentation today after school. There will be activities for students, information for parents, and refreshments for all.
Title I Math Night is Wednesday, May 1st, from 3:30-4:30. A letter and registration form were sent home with elementary students a couple of weeks ago. It's not too late to sign up. Contact your child's teacher for more information.
Math tutoring is April 29, 30, and May 2nd from 3;30-4:30. MAYH NIGHT is Wednesday, May 1st.
Blood Drive today! 11:30 to 5:30 come help us reach our goal!
Any 8th-11th grade student, who is interested in trying out for high school cheer, can sign up in Ms. Morton's classroom. Sign ups will be open until April 30th.
Sports physicals for the 2019-2020 school year will be Tuesday, May 7th, beginning at 2:00 p.m. at the New Gym. If you have a child who is currently in 4th-11th grade and plans to play competitive sports (football, softball, basketball, baseball, or track) or be a cheerleader next year, he or she needs to pick up a physical form in my office. The cost for the physical is $5. Students in 5th or 6th grade who are only going to be in a general PE class, do not need a sports physical.
Starting May 9th we will start collecting student chrome books.
This week free homework help is Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (April 22, 23, 25 & 26) from 3:30-4:30
The baseball districts scheduled for today have been moved to tomorrow (Friday). Our boys play at 12 and 2. Games are still at Cameron.
The Lady Warriors’ season comes to an end with a loss to Red Oak, 18-6. It has been a great year for these ladies, and a tremendous four-year run for our seniors. I am so proud of all of you!
DISTRICT SOFTBALL UPDATE: Lady Warriors 11, Indianola 1. We are about to play Red Oak again.
DISTRICT SOFTBALL UPDATE: Red Oak 22, Lady Warriors 14. We will be playing Indianola again in about 10 minutes.
DISTRICT SOFTBALL UPDATE: Lady Warriors 12, Indianola 0. (Run rule, 3rd inning) We will play Red Oak around 1.
Mrs. Johnson will offer free homework help on Tuesday-Friday... that's all four days... from 3:30-4:30.
Baseball districts are this Thursday, April 18th, at Cameron. Our boys play at 11 and 1.
CORRECTION ON JH BASEBALL GAME: The JH baseball game will be here, next Tuesday, April 23rd, at 5:00 p.m. against Porum.
The baseball games are here today instead of at Gans.
District Softball Update: The districts at Red Oak will be played Wednesday instead of Tuesday due to the inability to get umpires for Tuesday.
Softball games are still on for today. We will play junior high, high school, and JV in that order, starting at 4:30 p.m. The districts originally scheduled for Thursday have been moved to tomorrow (Tuesday). We still play at Red Oak. We play the second game- around noon.
I was off a year on the last All-Stater from WF; it was 1999. Here is the complete list of Lady Warrior All-States: LeAnn Spears, 1983; Neda Peyton, 1986; Shelly Jarrard, 1989; Coletta Peyton, 1989; Michelle Briley, 1991; Rebecca Casady, 1991; Mindi Bedford, 1994; Heather Briley, 1997; Devi Madding, 1997; Trenda Briley, 1998; Amanda Burris, 1999; Shianne Garrison, 2019. (I apologize if any names are misspelled; my husband gave me the list.)
Priority Enrollment at Connors for incoming Freshmen begins April 23. Concurrent Enrollment for Summer and Fall begins April 29. Enroll as soon as you can to get the class schedule you want. Concurrent students will need a counselor permission form before enrolling.
The softball games today will start at 4:30 p.m. We will be playing a varsity game then a junior varsity game. Both games are against Gans. Varnum will not be attending today.
Free math tutoring this week 4/8 and 4/10-12 (that's Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday) in Mrs. Johnson's room from 3:30-4:30.
The Gore/Webbers Falls Ministerial Alliance donated snacks and drinks so that every student, 3rd-8th, who took a state test could have at least one snack before or after testing. We greatly appreciate this donation! If there are other individuals, businesses, or organizations in the community who would like to donate snacks, we will gladly accept them. Thank you for your support!
Baseballs games at Arkoma are still on for today.
We will be one of the host sites for the conference softball tournament today. Our girls are scheduled to play at 2:45, 4:00, and 5:15. However, if games finish early the next game will begin before the scheduled time. The teams playing today besides WF are Gore, Gans, and Okay.
All baseball games for today, Thursday, April 4th have been cancelled.
All softball games for today, Thursday, April 4th have been cancelled.
State testing time is here for students in grades 3 through 8. as well as grade 11. Eat a big breakfast and come prepared to do your best. And please PLEASE don’t be absent!
Congratulations to Samantha Shanks for placing 2nd in the 200 meter run at the Hilldale track meet today. She came in 5th in the 100. This track meet features schools from all classes, so she was competing against runners from much bigger schools. This was her first ever track meet, too. Amazing!!!!
The softball games this Thursday will be against Watts only. (Kinta will not be attending.) We will play a JH and HS game. On Tuesday, April 9th, we will be hosting a HS 3-Way with WF, Gans, & Varnum. We are scheduled to begin at 4:00 p.m. on both dates.
The baseball game that was scheduled to be played at Graham today will now be played at Webbers Falls. It will start at 4:00 p.m.
Parent/Teacher conferences will be from 3:30-9:30 p.m. on this date. Third nine weeks grade reports will be available during this time.
Beginning March 25th, the Monday after Spring Break, the city will be closing Fourth Street (road West of the Ag Barn). The city will also be closing Weatherly (road South of the School) from Commercial (the old 64 highway) to South Stand Watie Blvd. (the road between the school and the Event center). The anticipated time for the closing will be 30 days. Student Pickup Line: Take Commercial Street to Smith Street. Turn South on Smith Street (street West of baseball fields) to Weatherly. Turn West (right) on Weatherly and follow to South Stand Watie. Turn North (right) and wait for your child in the pickup line. PLEASE DO NOT USE THE EVENT CENTER PARKING LOT FOR STUDENT PICKUP. Student Pickup During School Hours: Follow the instructions for the Student Pickup Line but enter the Staff Parking lot and go to the building to sign out and pick up your student. We are sorry for this inconvenience but are grateful that the City of Webbers Falls is resolving the sewer problems that have occurred over the last several years.
CORRECTION ON PREVIOUS POST: The date that the work will begin on Fourth Street will be March 25th, the day we will be returning to school from Spring Break. My apologies for the error.
Beginning May 25th, the Monday after Spring Break, the city will be closing Fourth Street (road West of the Ag Barn). The city will also be closing Weatherly (road South of the School) from Commercial (the old 64 highway) to South Stand Watie Blvd. (the road between the school and the Event center). The anticipated time for the closing will be 30 days. Student Pickup Line: Take Commercial Street to Smith Street. Turn South on Smith Street (street West of baseball fields) to Weatherly. Turn West (right) on Weatherly and follow to South Stand Watie. Turn North (right) and wait for your child in the pickup line. PLEASE DO NOT USE THE EVENT CENTER PARKING LOT FOR STUDENT PICKUP. Student Pickup During School Hours: Follow the instructions for the Student Pickup Line but enter the Staff Parking lot and go to the building to sign out and pick up your student. We are sorry for this inconvenience but are grateful that the City of Webbers Falls is resolving the sewer problems that have occurred over the last several years.
SPRING BREAK, March 18th - March 22nd, NO SCHOOL Have a safe and blessed holiday!
Webbers Falls Public School is accepting applications for a Boys Basketball Coach with other coaching and/or teaching responsibilities for the 2019-2020 school year. A certified application may be downloaded from the school website. Please send Letter of Application, Application –Authorization for Background Check, Resume, Letters of Reference, Transcripts, and Teaching Certificate to Lisa Ward, preferably via email attachments to email@example.com or PO Box 300, Webbers Falls, OK 74470. For questions please call 918-464-2334 (school) or 918-618-2057 (cell) or email the above address. Webbers Falls Public School is an equal opportunity employer.
Coach Ward and the Lady Warriors are featured in the next edition of Vype Magazine. Follow this link for the article: http://vype.com/threerivers/2019/03/10/webbers-falls-lady-warriors-the-road-to-the-big-house-presented-by-hasler-productions/
Sunday, March 10th, Spring Forward Daylight Savings Time Begins Set your clocks forward one hour.
It is the slow pitch game that has been cancelled on March 14th. I said fast pitch in my original post. Sorry.
The fast pitch softball game scheduled for March 14th has been cancelled.
This is a message from Mrs.Olson: This will be the last week of Soft Seven after school. The local school competition will be March 13th. These "Race Offs" will determine our class winners and overall champions. Overall champions compete at regionals in Sallisaw on March 30th.
Congratulations to Caden Dishman, Daylan Jarrard, Haley Cato, Jake Chambers, Maddy Raskey, Madisyn Treadwell, and Maddux Shelby! These individuals made the Muskogee County Livestock Show Premium Auction.
I guess we will let someone else have the gold ball this year, but the Lady Warriors will be back!
SOPHOMORES & JUNIORS: One lucky student will win a $40,000 Scholarship + a bonus $5,000 Tech Package! Eligible sophomores and juniors that register for the April, June, or July, 2019 US national test date (and opt-in to the giveaway during registration) has a chance to win the scholarship. It’s just that easy! Eligible students may also enter by mail.* Go to act.org/ACTScholarshipGiveaway to learn more.
The Lady Warriors will be departing the school at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday morning. They will load the bus on the west side of the gym. If you would like to be there for the send off or to take pictures, I would suggest being there by 8:30-8:45 a.m. Go for the Gold, Lady Warriors!
Congratulations to the Lady Warriors basketball team for being awarded the "Distinguished Academic Plaque" from OSSAA for having a cumulative GPA above 3.5 and being ranked in the upper 10% of all Class B schools in OK. They are outstanding students & basketball players!
SENIORS: Connors Scholarship deadline is March 1. Applications on connorsstate.edu website.
SENIORS: Oklahoma Forestry Services Scholarships In an effort to reach out to the young men and women who are the future of forestry, the Forest Heritage Center Museum offers scholarships to college students and graduating high school seniors, as well as stipends for forestry program educators. Three opportunities are available, and the deadline to apply for all three is March 15.
LADY WARRIORS ARE GOING TO STATE! It has been 21 years since the Lady Warriors have made it to the State Tournament in basketball. Webbers Falls Schools will be closed Thursday, February 28th, and Friday, March 1st in support of the Lady Warriors playing in the State Tournament. Thursday at 2:00 pm WF Lady Warriors will be playing Hammon Lady Warriors. Upon a game win, the next game will be Friday morning at 9:00 am between the winner of the Burlington/Boise City game. We will be providing a Pep bus for students of grades 5-12 who wish to attend the game. The minimum amount a student will need to attend, eat lunch on the way, and buy food or drink in the arena. Will be approximately $25. Ticket cost is $7. Minimum cost of lunch around $5. Food and drink in the arena will be around $5 per item. Your child will be responsible to keep up with his or her money. These two days will be made up on May 10th and May 17th. Please come to support the Lady Warriors. WARRIOR PRIDE!!!
The Lady Warriors are going to State! The schedule for this week's games is following: Girls Thursday at State Fair Arena Hammon vs. Webbers Falls, 2 p.m. Burlington vs. Boise City/Keyes, 3:30 p.m. Red Oak vs. Lomega, 7 p.m. Duke vs. Varnum, 8:30 p.m. Friday at State Fair Arena Hammon-Webbers Falls winner vs. Burlington-Boise City/Keyes winner, 9 a.m. Red Oak-Lomega winner vs. Duke-Varnum winner, 6 p.m. Saturday at State Fair Arena Championship, noon Please come support our girls. WARRIOR PRIDE!!!
If our girls make it to State, we (actually Hillary Calvert & Laura Pierce) have pre-designed a fan t-shirt to wear next week at the State Tournament. Our girls play Red Oak Friday night at 6:30, and if they win, they are State bound. If they lose, they will have a second chance on Saturday night. Please spread the word that the t-shirts are for sale. They cost $12 for sizes through adult XL. There is an extra fee for 2XL - 4XL as indicated on the order form. I will have order forms in my office today and tomorrow. Laura Pierce has volunteered to be in charge of ordering the t-shirts, but she needs the orders by Friday night if we win. I wanted to forward the design because on the copied order form you cannot see the outline of the maroon basketball.
REVISED MESSAGE: WFS is now utilizing an automated calling system to notify parents when their children are absent. If a student is marked absent 1st hour, the system will automatically call the parent at 9:45 a.m., regardless whether the absence is excused or unexcused and/or whether you have already contacted the school or not. If you have already contacted the school or know that your child’s absence will be excused, there is no need to contact the school again. At approximately 3:45 p.m., the automated system will scan attendance for the entire day and send out a notification if a child has been marked absent any class period. Therefore, if your child is absent 1st hour, you will receive a call at both 9:45 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. (See news article for more information.)
SENIORS: Have you seen these brand NEW scholarship opportunities offered through the OCCF with deadlines in March and April? Apply today and make history by becoming one of the first recipients of one of these awards! Mar. 1 Carrie Ann Nix Blakey Memorial Scholarship Mar. 1 Nevin and Beverly Starkey Edmond Kiwanis Club Scholarship Mar. 1 Extreme Aquatic Swim Team Scholarship Mar. 1 April Bowman & Samantha Bowman Fiscus Scholarship for Northwest Classen High School Mar. 1 Flavious Richardson Scholarship Mar. 15 Patel Family Scholarship Fund
SENIORS: Oklahoma Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers We’re awarding nine $1,000 college scholarships to high school seniors pursuing a degree in agriculture after graduation! Applications are due April 2. Find the application and more details at okfb.news/2FKE0Gz. #OKFBYFR
SENIORS: GMMA Scholarship The scholarship is valid toward payment of tuition, books, and fees for higher education programs including, but not limited to: Indian Capital Technology Center (ICTC) • Manufacturing Technician • Welding: Combination • Welding: Pipe • Welding: Structural • Computerized Manufacturing Design OSU Institute of Technology (OSU-IT) • Electrical/Electronics Technology • Instrumentation Technology • Engineering Graphics & Design Drafting Northeastern State University (NSU) • Technology • Supply Chain Management • Safety Management Other schools or programs of study will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The committee retains the right to withhold scholarship grants in any year if no candidate is determined to be qualified. The application can be completed online https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GMMAScholarship
Lady Warriors! Regional Champions! WARRIOR PRIDE!!!
Webbers Falls is hosting district playoffs this Friday and Saturday (Feb. 8th & 9th). Our girls play Saturday at 6:30 p.m., and our boys play at 8:00 p.m. Come out and support our teams.
The Warriors got the victory over Porum, 57-56. The Lady Warriors also got an impressive win over the Lady Panthers, 63-32. Congratulations to the players and coaches for two exciting victories. It was an entertaining night of basketball. Thanks to the Warrior fans who proudly cheered us on. It was a great night to be a Warrior.
Senior night tonight at 5:45 for Basketball, Baseball, and Slow-pitch Softball. Basketball games against Porum will start at 6:30. Senior parents need to be there by 5:30. Honored seniors are: Jayden Carter, Madison Carter, Haley Cato, Shianne Garrison, Jacob Coleman, Derrick Fieldgrove, and Noah Kittrell.
Monday, February 4th~JH BB Conference Tourn finals at Gore. WF JH Girls play McCurtain at 5:30. WF JH Boys play Okay at 6:15
Here is the link for the live broadcast of the JH Conference Basketball games tonight: https://www.todayinfortsmith.com/single-post/2019/01/31/Riverside-Conference-Jr-High-Tournament-action-LIVE-on-TIFS-Sports
Both Webbers Falls JH basketball teams won Monday night in the first round of the Riverside Athletic Conference Junior High Tournament. Our girls will play Porum Thursday night at 7:00 p.m. in the semi-finals game at Webbers Falls. Our boys will play Arkoma Thursday night at 8:00 p.m. in the semi-finals game at Gore. The finals will be held Monday, February 4th, at Gore. Good luck to both teams!
Webbers Falls JH Boys with the win over McCurtain. Congratulations, Warriors!
ISyTE Computer Camp at OSU on June 2 - 7, 2019 for students who will be in grades 9-12 next year, are interested in computer systems and want a real-life college experience. While at ISyTE, you will stay on the campus of Oklahoma State University in Stillwater with current OSU MIS graduate students, who will oversee the educational, cultural and recreational activities at ISyTE. A scholarship opportunity. All 25 students chosen will receive a scholarship that covers 100 percent of the fees associated with the OSU ISyTE Academy, including all meals and lodging. To qualify for this scholarship, you must: demonstrate interest in computer-related technology be a high school student entering grades 9-11 and be enrolled full-time at a high school in Oklahoma. To apply, submit the scholarship application form and all accompanying documents to the OSU Center for Executive and Professional Development by 5 p.m. on April 16, 2019. For more information, call 405-744-5208 or visit the OSU ISyTE Academy Web site at cepd.okstate.edu/isyte
I know this is short notice, but I just received this today. Great opportunity! SUMMER FORENSIC SCIENCE CAMP FOR HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS: JUNE 1-10 Girls (grades 10-11 next year) apply here by January 30: http://business.uco.edu/computer-forensics-summer-academy/apply.html Teachers apply here by January 30: http://business.uco.edu/computer-forensics-summer-academy/teachers.html Want to solve crimes using forensic science? This is the experience for you! All expenses are paid and you can earn a little money, too. Each student participant will be paid. Funded by the National Science Foundation. Camp is held at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond. Apply NOW! Teachers – we need high school science teachers to facilitate with the students. Each teacher will have all expenses paid and earn $1500. We want YOU!
HS BB Tuesday, January 29th at Arkoma: BOYS WILL PLAY 1ST, then girls (Arkoma's Homecoming)
SENIORS: Delphia Warren Leadership Scholarship will pay recipients $500 per semester for 8 semesters. Instructions for applying and a copy of the application is in the counselor's office. Deadline is March 10.
SENIORS: Carr & Carr are awarding three $1,000 scholarships. Students must qualify for free or reduced lunches, have good character and potential leadership qualities and a minimum GPA of 2.5. See Counselor for application. Deadline June 1, 2019
Webbers Falls Schools will not be in session Thursday, February 14, 2019. We are hosting the first round of the regional basketball tournament. There will be a high volume of outside traffic and we are concerned about our students' safety. PK-4 will have their Valentine exchange at the end of the day on February 13th. Classes will resume Friday, February 15th.
Webbers Falls Schools will not be in session Thursday, February 14, 2019, due to a high volume of outside traffic and the concern for student safety. PK-4 will have their Valentine exchange at the end of the day on February 13th. Classes will resume Friday, February 15th.
Correction: Tonight's JH Basketball games vs Arkoma at home have been cancelled. Thursday, January 24th.
The local spelling bee for students in grades 1-8 will be held on Wednesday, February 20th, at 12:30 p.m. Prior to the spelling bee, students will compete by grade level for the opportunity to qualify for this event. The top three spellers in each grade will compete against each other at our local contest on February 20th. The top two overall finishers from the local contest will move on to the Eastern Oklahoma State Spelling Bee in Muskogee in March. Contact Mrs. Olson for more information or to register your child. firstname.lastname@example.org (918) 464-2383, Between 1:45 and 2:35 p.m.
Congratulations to Haley Cato for scoring 42 points in the Lady Warriors’ win over Oaks on January 21st. Haley hit ten three-pointers and was 100% from the free throw line. Way to go, Haley!
JUNIORS & SENIORS: Connors is having a Senior Day (jJuniors welcome) February 19 @ 9am - 12Noon in the Fine Arts Building on the Warner Campus. Tour Campus, free T-shirt and lunch. Visit with coaches and campus organizations. For more information, contact recruitment at 918.463.6270 or CSCRECRUIT@CONNORSSTATE.EDU
SENIORS: East Central Electric Cooperative is awarding one $1,000 scholarship to each school whose parents/guardians are members of their Cooperative. Students must possess honor, integrity thrift and good moral character. Applications in counselor's office. Deadline: March 1.
Tonight, Thursday, January 10, 2019 the Arkansas River Shootout basketball tournament at Webbers Falls begins. There are eight games beginning at 4 pm. See previous posts of the brackets. Webbers Falls Girls play at 7 pm in the new gym. The boys will play right after the girls.
Events for the week of January 14, 2019: 14-Mon Rise and Shine. Ms. James’ 3rd Grade Class, 8:45 am JH Basketball Okay @ WF, 5:30 pm, 2 games Board Meeting, 7 pm 15-Tue Basketball Pictures, 9 am HS Basketball @ Okay, 6:30 pm, 2 games 17-Thu JH Basketball @ Gore, 5:30 pm, 2 games 18-Fri Homecoming: Pictures, 5:15 pm, Coronation, 5:45 pm HS Basketball Gore @ WF, 6:30 pm, 2 games, Boys play 1st game
Parents & Guardians of Webbers Falls Students: This call is to notify you that your child will receive his or her first semester report card on Tuesday, January 8th at the end of the school day. Teachers in grades K-2nd usually put the report card in the students’ folders that go home daily. Students in grades 3 through 12 are handed the report card and are responsible for bringing it home to their parents. We wanted to notify you in advance so you would know to check your child’s folder or ask your child for their report card when they get home. Thank you.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019, Group Pictures: Basketball, Cheer, FFA, StuCo, FCCLA, 4-H
SENIORS: Oklahoma Schools Insurance Group (OSIG) will award 12 scholarships, three in each quadrant of the state. Applicants will be vying for a $2,000, $1,500 and $1,000 scholarship. Only one applicant for each school is allowed. Applications are in Counselor's office. Deadline is March 1.
Indian Capital Career Technology applications are in the councelor's office. Students need to get them now. Completed forms are due back to the counselor 2/1/19. Interviews will be 2/5/19.
Saturday, January 5, 2019 River Valley Swine Jackpot 9 am - Cards due 10 am - Show begins Please come to support our students. WARRIOR PRIDE!!!
Events for the week of January 1, 2019: 31-Mon NO SCHOOL – Christmas Break HS Girls Basketball Scrimmage @ Warner, 12:30 pm 1-Tue HAPPY NEW YEAR, NO SCHOOL 2-Wed Professional Day, NO SCHOOL 3-Thu CLASSES RESUME 4-Fri First Semester Grades Due HS Basketball @ Gore, 6:30 pm Barn open for Jackpot, 5 pm 5-Sat River Valley Swine Jackpot, Weight Cards due-9 am, Jackpot starts-10 am
Events for the week of December 17, 2018: 17-Mon PK-4 Christmas parties, 2:45 pm JH Basketball vs Keota @ WF, 5:30 pm, 2 games 18-Tue Christmas Program, 9 am HS Basketball @ Keota, 6:30 pm, 2 games End of the Second Quarter December 19, 2018 – January 1, 2019 Christmas Break – NO SCHOOL 20-Thu HS Basketball @ Watts, 6:30 pm, 2 games Please come to support our students. WARRIOR PRIDE!!!
Ladie Warriors are in the finals of the Porum/Armstrong Bank Basketball Tournament tonight, Friday, 12/7/18, at 7:05. Please come out to support our students. WARRIOR PRIDE!!!
Lady Warriors 53. Whitesboro 39. WARRIOR PRIDE!!!
Lady Warriors 63 Cave Springs 23. WARRIOR PRIDE!!!
HS Girls vs Cave Springs @ Porum Basketball Tournament, Tonight, Tuesday, 12/4/18, 7:10 pm
Due to the possibility of inclement weather, a change has been made to the Porum Tournament schedule. The game times will remain the same, however, the games will all be moved up a day beginning Wednesday. So: Thursday games will now be played on Wednesday. Friday games will now be played on Thursday. Saturday games will now be played on Friday.
Don't forget! We've got a High School Basketball game at home against McCurtain at 6:30 tonight!
At Webbers Falls Public School, our philosophy is to establish a firm foundation of which students build citizenship and gain skills valuable to themselves and society. Through a safe and positive learning environment, we provide opportunities for each child to obtain pride.
The mission of Webbers Falls Public School is to promote a positive learning school environment, to provide opportunities for every child to gain knowledge, and develop skills that are valuable to the individual and society through cooperative efforts involving both school and community.