The 2020 Homecoming Court has been announced: Freshman Attendant Madalyn Raskey will be escorted by Maddux Shelby. Sophomore Attendant Lindsey Pierce will be escorted by Caden Dishman. Junior Attendant Alexis Raskey will be escorted by Daylan Jarrard. Senior attendant Ashlyn Pense will be escorted by JD Moore. Flower girl and Crown bearer will be announced at a later date. Congratulations to our Homecoming Court!
Webbers Falls School is taking applications for Substitute Teachers. If you are interested in substitute teaching, come to the front office and ask for an application or visit our webpage link https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/293489/2019_Support_Employee_Application.docx. You must be over 18 and submit to a background check. If you have any questions, please contact Staci Peebles at 918-464-2580.
Don’t forget to order your Student Council fundraiser t-shirt or hoodie! We need your help to sponsor things such as the Veterans Day program, Homecomings, Senior nights, and to provide a little Christmas Magic each year! Orders due this Friday!
I would like to send out a special thanks to Kevin Richardson of Feed the Children, Jenny Jamison of Lake Area United Way, Tammy Toombs of OG&E, and the rest of the crew who coordinated a Teacher Store at the Civic Center today for Muskogee County teachers. Hundreds of area teachers shopped for free throughout the day. They loaded my Suburban down twice full of supplies for our teachers and students. We are so grateful for your continued generosity and support of Webbers Falls Public Schools.
Student Council is selling spirit t-shirts! Order forms went out today! Orders are due September 27th! Help support our STUCO projects and activities by purchasing a t-shirt or hoodie!
September 16, 2020 NOTICE: Confirmed case of COVID-19 in our school Dear Parents, We regret to inform you that a student or staff member at Webbers Falls Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19. The students, faculty and staff who were in close contact with this individual have been notified and advised by local officials on how to proceed with quarantine. If you have not received a call from the Principals, your child has not been identified as being in close contact with the positive individual, however, we are working with the health department on “contact tracing” and will individually notify you if we find out otherwise. We are following CDC guidelines and protocols set by the State Department of Health and our school district to decrease potential spread. Should your child/children start exhibiting COVID related symptoms, it is strongly recommended that you contact their primary care physician or the local health department to have them tested immediately. Should you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact our school office at 918-464-2580. Sincerely, Chris Whelan, Superintendent Webbers Falls Public School
Hagan Scholarship Foundation 2020-2021 Eligibility Requirements: ACT and SAT scores are not Must attend an Eligible Public High School. FAFSA EFC must not exceed $6,500. Must be a U.S. Citizen. Must have achieved a 3.75 GPA based on a 4.0 Scale. Must be ranked by the school and in the top 20% of the high school graduating class. Must enroll at an eligible four-year college or university the first semester following high school graduation. Must work 240 hours in the twelve months prior to the start of each year of college. Must apply for eligible Federal and State grants. Must not have a felony conviction. Application Deadline November 15, 2020. To apply click this link: https://haganscholarships.org/application/
September 14, 2020 NOTICE: Confirmed case of COVID-19 in our school Dear Parents, We regret to inform you that a student or staff member at Webbers Falls High School has tested positive for COVID-19. The students, faculty and staff who were in close contact with this individual have been notified and advised by local officials on how to proceed with quarantine. If you have not received a call from the Principals, your child has not been identified as being in close contact with the positive individual, however, we are working with the health department on “contact tracing” and will individually notify you if we find out otherwise. We are following CDC guidelines and protocols set by the State Department of Health and our school district to decrease potential spread. Should your child/children start exhibiting COVID related symptoms, it is strongly recommended that you contact their primary care physician or the local health department to have them tested immediately. Should you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact our school office at 918-464-2580. Sincerely, Chris Whelan, Superintendent Webbers Falls Public School
On Wednesday, September 30th, Jostens will meet with Sophomores for class ring presentation and to pass out ordering information. They will also meet with Seniors for Graduation Products presentation and to pass out ordering information. They will return Wednesday, Oct. 7th, to take orders.
Rogers State University Open House & FAFSA Nights Please choose a night to join us! Open to all prospective students and their parents/guardians interested in learning more about FAFSA and RSU. Thursday, October 1st (Claremore Campus) Tuesday, October 6th (Pryor Campus) Tuesday, October 27 (Bartlesville) Thursday, November 19th (Claremore) Register at: https://www.rsu.edu/admissions/admissions-events/fafsa-nights/ (limited space avilable) Conctact Addison Sewell with any questions by calling 918-343-7999 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
RSU Senior Day is a preview day for high school seniors and their parents interested in attending Rogers State University! When: Saturday, October 31, 2020 @9:00 a.m. Students & Parents: Get a free t-shirt Have a chance to win a scholarship Tour the campus Enjoy a free lunch Participate in a student organization browsing session Hear from students and faculty For more information, please contact Addison Sewell by phone at 918-343-7999 or email email@example.com Register at: https://www.rsu.edu/admissions/admissions-events/senior-day/
Rogers State University's Heath Careers Day is Thursday, October 8, 2020. This is a preview day for students that are interested in Nursing, Pre-Med, Athletic Training, Physical Therapy or Occupational Therapy. This event is Thursday, Oct. 8 at 9:00 a.m. Register at: https://www.rsu.edu/admissions/admissions-events/health-careers-day/ Registration Deadline: Oct. 6th For More Information, Please contact Addison Sewell by calling 918-343-7999 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
September 12, 2020 NOTICE: Confirmed case of COVID-19 in our school Dear Parents, We regret to inform you that a student or staff member at Webbers Falls Elementary has tested positive for COVID-19. The students, faculty and staff who were in close contact with this individual have been notified and advised by local officials on how to proceed with quarantine. If you have not received a call from the Principals, your child has not been identified as being in close contact with the positive individual, however, we are working with the health department on “contact tracing” and will individually notify you if we find out otherwise. We are following CDC guidelines and protocols set by the State Department of Health and our school district to decrease potential spread. School will resume as normal on Monday September 14th, 2020 except for those individuals that have been contacted by the principals and have been placed on quarantine. Should your child/children start exhibiting COVID related symptoms, it is strongly recommended that you contact their primary care physician or the local health department to have them tested immediately. Should you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact our school office at 918-464-2580. Sincerely, Chris Whelan, Superintendent Webbers Falls Public School
Congratulations to the MS/HS Students of the Month at Webbers Falls School. They are as follows: 5th-Chandler Cramer, 6th-Addison Pense, 7th-Brock Rhoden, 8th-Cheyanne Herrier, 9th-Maddux Shelby, 10th-Samantha Griffith, 11th-Brooke Wyatt, & 12th-Waylon Brasuell. Our Virtual Student of the Month for 6th-12th Grade is Helen Rodden.
Creek Nation is to provide a one-time educational support payment of $850.00 to individual Muscogee (Creek) Nation (MCN) students whose learning opportunities have been negatively impacted as a result of the Coronavirus Pandemic. Eligibility: MCN citizen, and must be an enrolled student (PreK-12, Vocational-Technical, Post-Secondary, or Graduate school) for the Fall 2020 school term. Must be able to verify school enrollment. Students under the age of 18 must have a parent/guardian to complete the application for them to receive the funding. https://eforms.mcn-nsn.gov/lincdoc/doc/run/muscogeeh/ET_VirtualLearningApp
To enroll in the Oklahoma's Promise program, the student must be: an Oklahoma resident; enrolled in the eighth, ninth or 10th grade in an Oklahoma high school (homeschool students must be age 13, 14 or 15); and. a student whose parents earn $55,000 or less per year. To apply please click the link below: https://www.okhighered.org/okpromise/
Seniors will take a free ACT on Tuesday, October 6 at Webbers Falls High School.
For those who plan to attend the JH football game at Arkoma tonight please know that masks will be required upon entrance. Once you are seated in the bleachers, you may remove your mask. However, you must wear a mask to visit the bathrooms or concession stand.
Lady Warriors WIN play at 4:30 in the finals.
Good morning. This is Superintendent Chris Whelan, and this message is for Webbers Falls families. First, what an exciting time it is to be a Warrior. Congratulations to Coach Norman and the Ladies Softball team in their victory yesterday at the Stigler Tournament, they will play today at 1:30 against Gore then the championship games will follow. GOOD LUCK! Coach Holt's team won their second football game of the season last night in impressive fashion and we cannot wait to see what the rest of he future holds for them. I would like to thank you for supporting our students and staff during these first few weeks of classes. Even with challenges, we are so happy to be back in school and to have the opportunity to see students each day. Second, I would like to remind you there will be no school on Monday, September 7 for the Labor Day holiday. Please remember: While we relax this weekend, our attention to COVID-19 prevention should not be relaxed. When celebrating the holiday and visiting with family and friends, please continue to be vigilant – wash your hands, wear a face covering and social distance, whenever possible. Muskogee County has been identified as a RED county this week based on the Oklahoma State Department of Health data. This drastic increase is due largely because of nearly 600 positive cases at Eddie Warrior Correctional Center which is included in the Muskogee County COVID count. Have a great weekend, we appreciate your cooperation, and we look forward to seeing students again on Tuesday, September 8.
The schedules for 2020-2021 HS and JH Football, Basketball and Fastpitch games are now available in the Documents section under Athletics on the schools website.
The HS Softball game against Red Oak for today, 8-31-2020, has been CANCELLED.
Students wanting to run for Student Council need to pick up an application from Mrs. Ruckman they will be available 9/1 and due 9/7 by 3:00. Campaign day will be 9/10 and voting will take place 9/11.
On "Distance Learning Days" on our school calendar, students will not attend school in person. They will receive instruction from their teachers via Google Classroom. Parents who want to pick up a sack breakfast and lunch for their child or children on those dates must contact the school at least 24 hours in advance so the cafeteria staff will know to have it ready.
You can find the 2020-2021 School Calendar & the Student & Parent Handbook by clicking this link: https://www.webbersfalls.k12.ok.us/o/webbers-falls-public-schools/browse/42269. Depending on circumstances related to Covid-19, the school calendar may have to be revised if we have an extended school closure.
The First Day of School is just a few hours away. The Webbers Falls Staff are so excited to see all the kids and we know they are just as excited to see us as well. Our staff have been working very hard to prepare for the new normal and as you can see its going to be a little different. We plan on seeing all of you tomorrow morning. Please make sure you have watched the morning drop arrival procedure video we put out yesterday. This will help things go more smoothly. We Are Warrior Strong!
Please view the video for morning instructions for dropping off students, bus rider procedures, and parking for student drivers. The teachers and staff at Webbers Falls Schools are eagerly awaiting the arrival of your children Thursday morning. School starts at 8:15 a.m. and ends at 3:15 p.m. Because of the morning screening process, please have your child or children here no later than 8:00 a.m. if possible. Pre-K and Kindergarten students will eat breakfast in their classrooms beginning at 8:00 a.m. Students in 1st-4th grade will eat breakfast in the cafeteria from 8:00 - 8:15 a.m. After being screened, students in 5th-12th grade will assemble in the new gym until their scheduled breakfast from 8:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. All students and staff are required to wear face masks. If your child does not have a face mask, he or she will be provided one upon entering the bus or upon arrival at school. Our students' safety and well-being are our highest priority. We are prepared to offer a traditional curriculum for students on campus as well as a virtual curriculum for those who chose this alternative. We are allowing a two week grace period for parents to decide if they want their child to be traditional or virtual. If you have signed up for traditional, and want to go virtual, you have two weeks to make the change. Likewise, if you begin virtual and decide to switch to traditional, you can do so within two weeks. Virtual students who want to pick up breakfast and lunch need to contact the school for more information. We can wait to see our students Thursday morning! (You will need to turn the sound up pretty loud to here the video well.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vW2ea9Sj0zk
Webbers Falls Schools has an immediate opening for a full-time certified middle school language arts teacher for the first semester. If interested, please contact Lisa Ward at (918) 464-2383 or email email@example.com
In Compliance with Section 1111(b)(2)(H) of ESSA, Webbers Falls would like to provide community stakeholders with an opportunity to provide meaningful input regarding our district's intent to administer the ACT to all 11th graders in lieu of the SAT. Please click on the link below to list any comments or thoughts you may have? https://docs.google.com/forms/d/16ZW2Ty4ximD5sTI56heySNEc_hZ8xohwpn8pt2THP6Q/edit
NOTICE TO PARENTS & GUARDIANS OF WEBBERS FALLS STUDENTS: Students who have signed up for our virtual school need to come to the school on Tuesday, August 11th, to pick up their device and sign their virtual contract. Both parents and students (if possible) need to sign the virtual contract. Please observe the following schedule on this day: 6th-12th Grade, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. PK-5th Grade, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
If your student is going into 10th-12th grade this school year, please click on the appropriate link below to pre-enroll. Filling out this form will increase your student's chances of getting the classes that he or she wants. Please only fill out one form per student. 10th grade click below: https://forms.gle/hJnLipSviB5bJ52P7 11th grade click below: https://forms.gle/K7SigFcABvuBAQdB8 12th grade click below: https://forms.gle/1MFs7BjsvozE4TMW8
NOTICE TO PARENTS/GUARDIANS OF WF STUDENTS: You may begin returning enrollment packets to the school as previously posted. Only six visitors will be allowed in the school at a time. One person from each household should bring the enrollment forms in. The counselor will not be seeing students or parents at this time. You will be notified if/when we need more information or if the student needs to visit with the counselor. If you would like to pick up a backpack for your child or children, you may do that when you bring your enrollment forms in. All other school supplies will be distributed by the classroom teachers on the first day of class or on an as needed basis. Virtual students will not need a backpack. Return your enrollment packets based on the last name of the student. If students in the same household have different last names, go by the last name of the majority of your children or of the oldest student. Enrollment forms should be returned by household. (Thursday, A-H; Friday, I-R; Monday, S-Z)
REMINDER: Please bring enrollment packets back to the front office on the date listed by student's last name. Students with last names starting with: A-H Thursday (July 23rd) 9am-2pm I-R Friday (July 24th) 9am-2pm S-Z Monday (July 27th) 9am-2pm
All enrollment packets are ready to be picked up. They are located in the filing cabinets in front of the school. We would like for the packets to be picked up Monday through Wednesday of this week. High School students that are driving need to fill out the driver permission form and ALL 9th-12th graders need to fill out the Core Curriculum form. In order to stagger in packets, we would like for students with last names starting with A-H to bring packets back on Thursday 9am-2pm, I-R on Friday 9am-2pm, and S-Z on Monday 9am-2pm. ALL packets need to be marked whether the student will be 100% Virtual or Traditional (On Campus).
Parents & Guardians: The first day of school (August 13th) is just around the corner. Because of Covid-19, we realize that there may be a few parents or guardians who would prefer their child or children to not return to a traditional brick and mortar school setting. Webbers Falls Schools will offer a full-time virtual option, but we need to know in advance whether this is the option you will be choosing, so our staff can begin preparations. Keep in mind the following: Students who are 100% virtual will not be allowed to participate in extra-curricular activities. Also, if you choose 100% online, you must remain in this setting until the end of the semester, which is December 17th. If you believe virtual learning is best for your child(ren), please call the school to let us know. We need to know the name of your child and what grade he or she will be in. Also, do not come to pick up the enrollment packets until we officially announce they are ready. Thank you.
NOTICE TO PARENTS & GUARDIANS OF WEBBERS FALLS STUDENTS: You do not need to purchase basic school supplies for you children (paper, crayons, pencils, markers, glue, scissors, or folders). We were blessed last year with many donations and have a pretty good carry-over. We will purchase any additional items the students may need. Last year we offered free backpacks to all students, but only around half took them. Therefore, we have several left that we will make available during pre-enrollment. Many will choose to purchase backpack/s for their child or children. The only item you will need to purchase for your child is gym or athletic shoes if he or she is in PK-6th grade or participates in competitive sports grades 7th-12th grade. If parents, guardians, or other community members would like to assist the school in providing supplies for students and teachers, here are some items that we will have to purchase if not donated: hand sanitizer, hand wipes for lower elementary, Clorox or other disinfectant wipes, tissues, earbuds, construction paper, clear sheet protectors, copy paper, and quart & gallon size Ziploc bags. You can either purchase these items and bring them by the school or you can make a donation that will be used to purchase these items. All checks need to be made out to Webbers Falls Schools and should be given to one of the site principals, who will ensure the donation is allocated specifically for school supplies.
WF School does have a very detailed re-entry plan that outlines the specific guidelines we must follow as set forth by the CDC and the State Department. Our plan is being presented to the Board of Education next Monday night, July 13th, and once approved, it will be released to the public. I suggest waiting until after it is posted to make your decision. We just wanted parents to know they are going to have some options so they could start thinking about it.
Parents & Guardians: The first day of school (August 13th) is just around the corner. Because of Covid-19, we realize that there may be a few parents or guardians who would prefer their child or children to not return to a traditional brick and mortar school setting. Webbers Falls Schools will offer a full-time virtual option for the fall semester, but we need to know in advance whether this is the option you will be choosing, so our staff can begin preparations. Keep in mind the following: Students who are 100% virtual will not be allowed to participate in PE or Athletics. Also, if you choose 100% online, you must remain in this setting until the end of the semester, which is December 17th. While we have numerous online programs and curriculums for our students to utilize, there is no real substitution for in-person direct instruction by a teacher, especially for students in PK-4th grade. Therefore, I would caution you to strongly consider this before making the decision for your child or children to be 100% online. Beginning Monday, July 13th, you may contact the school at (918) 464-2383 if you are planning on utilizing the 100% virtual option. If you intend for your child to return to the traditional classroom, you do not need to call the school. We hope to have enrollment packets ready and available for pickup beginning the week of July 20th. We will be putting these in cabinets in front of our school, so that you do not have to enter the school to pick them up. We are asking that these not be returned until we announce the specific dates. We will try to stagger enrollment beginning the week of July 27th to avoid congestion. Once again, if you want your child or children to be 100% online for the entire fall semester (August 13th – December 17th) call the school beginning Monday, July 13th. We need to know the name of your child and what grade he or she will be in. Also, do not come to pick up the enrollment packets until we officially announce they are ready. Thank you.
Webbers Falls Pre-K/Cherokee Nation will be conducting enrollment for any four year old for the 2020-2021 school year on July 15th from 9:00am -1:00pm in the Webbers Falls gym lobby. We will be taking applications for any 3 year old in case we do not meet enrollment capacity with 4 year old students. Please bring the following: Birth certificate, current immunization record, proof of income (2019 W-2's work best), verification of residency (utility bill), CDIB card, Blue card, Insurance Card.
The Creek Nation has a School Clothing program for Creek students. The application is open from January 2020-December 2020. Students may apply once per year. For more information, please click the link below https://www.mcn-nsn.gov/services/school-clothing/
CHOCTAW NATION OF OKLAHOMA COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS RELIEF FUND For more information about the Choctaw Nation programs, please click the link below. https://www.choctawnation.com/covidrelief
This year the Cherokee Nation will be providing each Cherokee student a one time $400 Education Technology Stipend. More information about this program will be coming out soon.
The application deadline for the Cherokee Nation’s 2020 School Clothing Assistance Program has been extended to July 15. The Clothing voucher is for all families, regardless of income. For more information please click the link below. https://www.cherokee.org/media/wzclcxyw/school-clothing-assistance-program-flyer-2020.pdf
Webbers Falls Schools has an opening for a part-time high school science teacher for the 2020-2021 academic year. Please contact HS Principal Lisa Ward at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Sports physicals are tomorrow in the gym. All athletes grades 3rd and up need a physical to participate in athletics. The cost is $5. Girls physicals will begin at 3pm and boys will begin at 4pm.
June 16, 2020 Dear WFPS Parents and Staff, I would first like to introduce myself. My name is Chris Whelan, and your school board has graciously given me the opportunity to serve your school and community as Superintendent beginning July 1, 2020. I have been in education for the past 27 years as both a teacher and administrator, and I admire the resilience of this community to overcome the flood of 2019 and now the COVID-19 pandemic. As we begin to consider a Re-entry Plan for the start of school in August, we have created a committee consisting of community members (parents), teachers, support staff and school board members. Recently we met and discussed many scenarios and ideas, and it was unanimous that we do all we can to have a traditional start to school with reasonable changes to minimize the spread of COVID-19. This is an ongoing plan that has not been finalized, but with the hope of a complete plan by the July School Board Meeting. We are planning to offer a blended model of instruction, utilizing face-to-face teaching and distance learning, as well a virtual learning model, in case the pandemic forces a closure or partial closure. For us to accomplish a successful re-entry, we need your help. Below is a link to a Webbers Falls Parent Distance Learning Form. Please take a few minutes to fill this form out. This will give an idea of areas that need improvement as well things that we are doing well. This form is strictly confidential. Once we compile the results I will share the information with the re-entry team to help us finalize our re-entry plan that will be shared with the Board of Education and you. While we can’t be sure what the virus will bring in August and moving forward, we can assure you that every effort is being made to ensure a safe return to school. I am very proud of our re-entry team who are working very diligently to design and implement our back-to-school plans. The challenges brought on by this pandemic are immense, but please be assured that the students’ and staff’s safety are at the heart of all our decisions. Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time. If you have any questions that cannot be answered by school site personnel, please reach out to us at email@example.com. Until our next communication, stay safe and take care of yourself. Parent Survey https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1FQg4gEdNou53TOYJ-yHjCx4N-UhE-UfVIgfFMG6O5iI/edit Sincerely, Chris Whelan
The offices at Webbers Falls Pubic Schools will be closed from June 17th to July 6th. If you need assistance, contact Principal Lisa Ward at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next week, the week of June 8, 2020, will be the last week Webbers Falls Schools will be offering meals. We were very happy to provide these services during the times of COVID 19 restrictions.
Webbers Falls sports physicals will be Wednesday, June 17th. All athletes grades 3rd-high school will need a physical to participate in athletics. The cost is $5. Girls physicals will be from 3-4pm and boys will be from 4-5pm in the gym. Physical forms can be picked up from the office Monday-Thursday 8am-2pm.
Webbers Falls Public Schools is taking applications for a full-time bus driver for the 2020-2021 School Year. If interested, please fill out the support application and contact the main office at 918-464-2334. https://www.webbersfalls.k12.ok.us/o/webbers-falls-public-schools/page/careers--38 Webbers Falls Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Webbers Falls High School students we are needing you to turn in your chrome books and chargers. You can drop them off at the school Tuesday through Friday this week from 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM.
Webbers Falls High School would like to congratulate Blake Wyatt. Blake is the son of Chris and Rena Wyatt and the grandson of Wesley and Debbie Wyatt and John and Janice Russell. Blake has participated in competitive basketball and baseball since first grade. Blake is also a member of FFA. After graduation, Blake plans to attend Connors State College and begin his studies to become a wildlife biologist.
Funeral services celebrating the life of Mr. Hoy Parson, will be 10 AM, Saturday, May 16, 2020 at Timothy Baptist Church, 5530 West Okmulgee, Muskogee, OK. Interment will follow at South Bethel Cemetery in Braggs. Mr. Parson taught at Webbers Falls Public Schools for 34 years. He was an outstanding math teacher and outstanding coach. He coached basketball, football, and track. He was well known for being a true fundamental basketball coach. Mr. Parson made a huge impact on many of his student’s lives, both on and off the field and in and out of the classroom. He was a colleague, teacher, coach, mentor, and advisor to the citizens of Webbers Falls and beyond. He will be greatly missed.
Webbers Falls High School would like to congratulate Taylor Trennepohl. Taylor is the daughter of Todd and Jayme Trennepohl. Her grandparents are Kent and Terri Merveldt and the late Charles “Bill” Trennepohl and the late Joyce Trennepohl. Taylor has been involved in FFA since eighth grade. She is also involved in 4-H, Student Council, and Yearbook. Taylor enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and, of course, her cows. After high school, Taylor plans to attend Redlands Community College followed by Oklahoma State University to pursue a degree in Agricultural Education and Agricultural Communications. After college, Taylor plans to become an agricultural education teacher in Oklahoma. If Taylor could share a quote with her classmates it would be, “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” - Dale Carnegie
Webber’s Falls High School class of 2020 will be having their graduation ceremony on May 23rd at 7pm. We don’t have all the details yet so stay tuned!! 🎉
Webbers Falls High School would like to congratulate Nickolaus Aaron Taylor. Nickolaus is the son of Stormie Taylor and the late James Taylor and the grandson of Doug and Jody Muskrat and Estella Taylor. His hobbies are virtual reality gaming, chilling with his friends, guild building, and occasionally writing. Nickolaus plans to meet up with a friend and build a business together. He intends to forge a lasting company he can be proud of.
Beginning on Monday, May 11th, parents or students may start returning text books, library books and/or audios, Chrome Books, and any sports uniforms they still have. (If you are turning in a Chrome Book, don’t forget to turn in your charging cord.) You can return these items in the lunch pick up line from 10:30-12:30 on Mondays and Wednesdays. If your lunches are delivered, have the items ready for our staff to pick up when they deliver your lunches. If you are not receiving lunches, you can still drop these items off on Mondays and Wednesdays. If you cannot drop your items off during the lunch pick up time, call the school on Monday or Wednesday between 8:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. and ask to speak to a principal. We will arrange a time for you to receive your items out front without having to enter the building. Also, if you have items in your locker that you would like for us to retrieve, you must call in advance so that we can have the items ready when you get here.
Attention WF Juniors (Class of 2021): Please join the Class of 2021 Googe Classroom. We need to discuss matters for the upcoming school year. Code: rbhd44i If you have any questions, please email me email@example.com
Webbers Falls High School would like to congratulate Racee Henderson. Racee is the daughter of Justin Henderson and the late Andrea Henderson and the granddaughter of Robby and Patty Henderson and the late Patsy Campbell. Racee was a manager for both the girls and boys basketball teams. She had planned to participate in track this spring where she would have thrown shot-put. Racee is a member of FFA, STUCO, FCCLA, and NHS. After graduation, Racee plans to go to Connors State College to pursue a career in nursing.
Webbers Falls High School would like to congratulate Wade Harris. Wade Austyn Harris is the son of Dusty and Lisa Harris and the grandson of Vito and Linda Delmedico and Barbara Harris. Wade has participated in basketball, baseball, and track since eighth grade. Wade is a member of FFA, Student Council, and was a Senior Class Representative. Wade is also involved in Rodeoing and FFA. When Wade graduates he plans to attend Connors State College and pursue a career in wildlife.
Webbers Falls Soft Seven participants excelled in the online state competition today. Chandler Cramer took 1st place and was named State Champion in the Mobile Multiplication Competition. Bryson Franco placed first in the Mobile Addition Competition and is also a State Champion. Bryson also placed 5th in the Addition Super Contest. Rose Jones took 2nd place in Mobile Multiplication, and Elliot Kunkel placed 14th in Multiplication. We are super proud of these students for their outstanding performance today. We also want to thank Mrs. Olson, who has volunteered her time after school for several years to sponsor Soft Seven. Dr. McCurry will present the awards to our students when school starts back in the fall.
Webbers Falls teachers would like to send out a special thanks to Norma Griffith for the treat bags she brought by for Teacher Appreciation Week. Your thoughtfulness and generosity are recognized and appreciated.
Webbers Falls High School would like to congratulate Hayley Hammons. Hayley is the daughter of Robby and Christine Hammons and the granddaughter of Bobby and Diane Hammons and Nollen Taylor and Gracie Hunter. Hayley played softball until tenth grade. She is a member of FFA, Yearbook, and FCCLA. After high school Hayley plans to attend Connors State College or OSU IT and further her career in nursing and become an RN.
Webbers Falls High School would like to congratulate Candice Griffith. Candice is the daughter of Samuel Norma Griffith and the granddaughter of the Late Ted Webster and Edith Webster and Jerry Brown and the late Billie Brown. Candice has played basketball since third grade and served as team captain her senior year. Candice is a member of National Honor Society, Student Council, Future Farmers of America, and Webbers Falls First Baptist Church. Candice is also involved in Yearbook and Agronomy. When Candice graduates she plans to go to college to get a degree in business and hopes to one day own her own business that rolls in a lot of money.
Webbers Falls High School would like to congratulate Shawn Fullen. Shawn is the son of Heather Cook and Jason Fullen and the grandson of Doyle and Janet Fullen and Nancy Bryan. In high school Shawn participated in several sports, including baseball, basketball, and football. Shawn is a member of the Webbers Falls FFA and is also involved in rodeo. When Shawn graduates he plans to travel on the road with Billy Waltrip and fight bulls; later he plans to attend college and pursue a career in pipelining.
Webbers Falls High School would like to congratulate Sierra Cox. Sierra is the daughter of Travis and Ashley Cox and the granddaughter of Butch and Sharon Cox and Darren and Sandy Johnson. Sierra is a two-year member of the National Honor Society and was also involved in Yearbook. Her hobbies include chilling at home and hanging out with Austin. After high school, Sierra plans to continue attending Connors State College to get her RN degree and to work as a wound care nurse in a clinic.
First Baptist Church in Webber’s Falls will be hosting Baccalaureate on May 17th at 6:00 in their parking lot. We will be outside practicing social distancing while we honor our graduates. Please help us spread the word!
Webbers Falls High School would like to congratulate Jordan Cole. Jordan Cole is the son of Amanda Cole and Corey Gregory and the step-son of Nathan Cole and the grandson of Larry and Susan Leslie, Linda “Nana” Leslie, Penny and “Papa Bear” Gregory, Greg and Dianna Cole, and Sharon Cole. Jordan is a member of The Webbers Falls Junior Firefighter Association, Webbers Falls FFA and Livestock Show Team, and played full back and linebacker for the Webbers Falls Warriors Football Team. After high school, Jordan plans to “party like it's 1999!” He will most likely get a job and bug the heck out of mom every chance he gets. If Jordan could share a quote or word of advice to his classmates it would be, “The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. You, Me, or Nobody, is gonna hit as hard as life but it ain’t about how hard you hit.”
Webbers Falls High School would like to congratulate Jaden Clopton. Jaden is the daughter of DeLacie Clopton and Jeff Clopton and the granddaughter of Barbara James and Bill and Earlene Swearengin. Jaden is the class Salutatorian, a member of the National Honor Society, and Senior Class Vice-President. Jaden enjoys spending time with friends and family. Jaden also enjoys working and shopping. After high school, Jaden plans to pursue a career as a dental hygienist. If Jaden could share a quote or word of advice to her classmates it would be, "Your positive action combined with positive thinking results in success.”
Coach Stefanie Norman & Mr. B would like to invite their Kindergarten, First, and Second Grade Students to participate in a Virtual Field Day. Here is the link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1NEB6uVirDq2wSmt36Byo-fFZOxwxVJCZ2ftJvrxm6xU/edit?ts=5eab256f. Have fun!
Webbers Falls High School would like to congratulate Bryan Casinger. Bryan is the son of Bryan and Renea Casinger and the grandson of Bobby and Pam Gilley and the late Donna Casinger and Ronnie Nichols. Bryan loves to work on the farm with his dad and to hang out with his girlfriend and friends. Bryan plans to continue working at S & J Farms after graduation.
Webbers Falls High School would like to congratulate Austen Carter. Austen Carter is the son of Stacy Carter Pense and David Carter and the grandson of Virgil and Dian Pense and Donna Carter and the late John Carter. Austen has played Basketball and Baseball since first grade. Austen is a member of FFA and is receiving his state farmers degree. Austen is involved in FFA, Baseball, and Basketball. When Austen graduates he plans to further his career in the welding field.
Webbers Falls High School would like to Congratulate Alaina Back. Alaina Back is the daughter of Jack and Kimbie Gray and granddaughter of Saundra Hyslop and the late Stanley Gray and Robert Davis and the late Georgia Davis. Alaina enjoys spending time with her friends and family, as well as going out. Alaina was involved in FFA and FCCLA and is involved in yearbook. When Alaina graduates she plans to go to college and to continue pursuing a career in nursing.
We will be posting one senior biography each day between now and May 15, 2020. We want to recognize each student separately. We are very proud of their accomplishments. Be watching to see your students. They will be presented alphabetically.
ATTENTION WF SOFT SEVEN PARTICIPANTS: All of you may compete in the Virtual State Championship Competition on May 6th, between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Login using your Soft Seven username and password and compete against kids from all over the state. You can do as many races as you want during the specified time. Just keep trying to improve your score. If further information is needed, contact Mrs. Olson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Good luck!
Seniors, please get on the google classroom set up for the “Class of 2020” and look at the assignment I made yesterday. Read your senior biography and look at the slide show and let me know if changes need to be made. Also if you haven’t sent in your photos, email them to email@example.com Thank you!
Fill Out the 2020 Census The Census determines how much federal funding and services our towns, cities and schools receive each year for the next decade. Each undercounted person means an estimated $1,675 less per year (or $16,750 per person in Oklahoma over the next 10 years) in lost funding, grants and support for our communities – so accurate representation is important. It’s time to fill out your 2020 Census! Here’s how: Go to the website: my2020Census.gov. Click on the button that says “Start Questionnaire” Don’t have access to the internet or a smart phone or need assistance in another language? Call (844) 330-2020. It’s easy and safe. No Census ID? No problem! Everyone can fill out the Census right now. If you don’t have a Census ID, you can choose “If you do not have a Census ID, click here.” It will ask you to fill out some basic information, like your address, and then you can get started! Fill out your 2020 Census today at my2020census.gov. When everyone counts, everyone wins!
Zoom Meeting for students of Mrs Johnson on Wednesday at 1:00 pm. See your google classroom for the link!!
Seniors please email Mrs. Ruckman photos for the slide show to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 13th. Please send baby photos, activity photos and senior photos. Thank you.
Please, students of Mrs Johnson, be sure to check your school email, as I have emailed several of you and want to make sure you are getting those emails!!
If you have a 2nd grader who is having difficulty logging into his or her Google account, email Mr. Wilkett at email@example.com. He now has the correct login information.
Mrs Johnson’s students have activities posted on google classroom. Be sure to check there or email firstname.lastname@example.org
I will be meeting with students on Zoom from 10:00 to 10:30 tomorrow. Go to google classroom to get the link. If you have questions about my classes or just to say hello!
Effective today, Webbers Falls students in Kindergarten through 12th grade are being provided an online learning curriculum. To access the online classes, go to the news section of our school web site or visit our Facebook page. In addition, all students in grades Pre-K through 8th grade are being provided an enrichment packet on core subjects. These can be picked up in the lunch pick up line in front of the cafeteria on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Some teachers have also left workbooks for their students, which can also be picked up in the lunch line. Neither the packets nor the workbooks are to be returned. Students in 9th through 12th grade who do not have internet access are being provided with print packets in lieu of online classes. These can also be picked up in the lunch pick-up line on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. These packets are not to be returned at this time. If you have further questions, you may call the school from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday.
NOTICE TO PARENTS & STUDENTS: Webbers Falls School Facilities are closed for operations other than for the preparation and delivery of student lunches on Mondays & Wednesdays. All exterior doors are locked and no one is allowed in the buildings other than essential staff. Because we know there may be questions regarding the distance learning process, we will be available for phone calls from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Monday thru Thursday. Our teachers are in the process of setting up online classrooms for their students with internet access and preparing print packets for those who do not have internet access. The print packets are being handed out during lunch pick up hours (10:30-12:30) on Mondays & Wednesdays. Packets not picked up or delivered by Wednesday, April 8th, will be compiled by household and will either be mailed or hand-delivered by a school staff. Our goal is for our students to continue learning until the last day of school on May 15th. We will post more information about our distance learning program as it becomes available.
Students in grades K-8th are being provided with an "Enrichment Packet," which is an assortment of worksheets on core subjects. These can be picked up Friday, 3/27, from 10:30-12:30, in the lunch pick up line in front of the cafeteria. After Friday, the pick up line will only be available on Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30-12:30. All teachers are preparing virtual classrooms for our students as well. Watch the "News" section on our website or our Facebook page for notifications. Mrs. Johnson has already made her Google Classrooms available.
The support staff at Webbers Falls Schools handed out 146 meals to students today. Our numbers are increasing daily, so delivery times may be different than originally anticipated. You can still sign up for lunches by calling (918) 464-2383.
Today, Monday, March 23, 2020, we begin providing grab and go lunches at the school cafeteria. We are also providing the same meals for students on the bus routes. Each child will receive a breakfast and a lunch for each day. Please contact the school immediately, 918-464-2334 if you would like these meals for your children. We may also serve the younger siblings therefore you will need to let us know if you need extra meals for your children. If you choose to pick-up, please have at least one child in the car with you as you get the meals. DO NOT GET OUT OF YOUR CAR. You will drive in front of the cafeteria and a staff member will give you the meals. You will need to give the name of the students or children needing meals. If you live on the bus route and need the meals delivered to you, we will have staff member deliver you. They will drive up and honk. Someone from your home will need to come to the truck, suburban, or bus to receive the meals. Times for delivery is from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. We do not know the exact time that we will arrive at your home. We have learned that we can make one delivery of all the week’s breakfast and lunch in one day. Therefore our schedule will be: March 23-Monday Pick up or route delivery 1 breakfast/1 lunch per child March 24-Tuesday Pick up or route delivery 1 breakfast/1 lunch per child March 25-Wednesday Pick up or route delivery 3 breakfasts/3 lunches per child March 30-Monday Pick up or route delivery 5 breakfast/5 lunches per child The meals for the week of April 6th and the weeks thereafter will be decided upon the state of the COVID-19 epidemic at that time. We will keep you posted
Letter from the Superintendent about Student Meals March 18, 2020 This past year has been one that has tried Webbers Falls Public Schools and our community. The school and community members have overcome a catastrophic flood, a small fire in a school storage building, our volunteer fire department recently lost valuable equipment and a building. Through those recent trials, the school and the community have proven that WE ARE WEBBERS FALLS STRONG! As we have overcome these trials, we will overcome COVID-19! Earlier this week State Superintendent, Joy Hofmeister, recommended to the State Board of Education a “cessation of school operations” for all public schools in the state of Oklahoma to try to stop the spread of COVID-19 beginning March 17th until April 6th. This is means that there will be no teaching occurring during this time. It also means that all activities are canceled during this time. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends no gatherings of more than 10 people and that if one must be in public, that one get no closer than six (6) feet to a person. There will be no practices or gatherings on or in any Webbers Falls School Facility until April 6th. We hope to be able to return to school at that time. However, it is possible that the cessation may last longer. Beginning Monday, March 23rd, Webbers Falls Public School will begin providing breakfast and lunch for Webbers Falls students. Each student will receive a lunch and a breakfast every week day. You will be able to “drive-through” to pick up both meals at the same time, from 10:30 am until 12:30 pm, every day. If you are unable to drive into Webbers Falls, you may request your meals to be delivered. To enable us to plan the number of meals required, please contact Judy Treadwell at email@example.com to inform us if your family will be participating. When you contact Nurse Treadwell, please state the family name, if you will pick up the meals via drive through or you need meals delivered, the number of students in the family (it would help to have student names), the physical address to be delivered, and a telephone number to reach you. We may request additional information later. At this time, we do not know the specific time that the meals will be delivered to your home if you are requesting delivery service. No delivery service will be provided in the town of Webbers Falls. Please spread the word to Webbers Falls patrons who may not have internet access so they may participate also. Those who do not have Internet access may call the school, 918-464-2334, Monday morning beginning at 8:00 am. They will also need to provide the information that was requested above. This will be posted on the website and on Facebook. Please understand that we will not be monitoring or replying to the comments on Facebook. Therefore, you should email or call the school for more information. One last bit of information, if your child is enrolled in a college course, those classes have been moved to online and they will be meeting via Internet. Do not neglect those college courses. We hope that this will help your family during this crisis and school closure. We will keep you updated as information is supplied to the district. Stay safe, wash your hands, and keep your children engaged in learning. Sincerely, Dixie Swearingen, Ph.D. Superintendent
Dear Webbers Falls parents and staff: Please forgive the horrible format of this letter. This afternoon, the state Board of Education voted to close all Oklahoma schools, effective immediately, until at least April 6 in an effort to minimize the spread of COVID-19. This includes Webbers Falls Public Schools. Additionally, there will be no school activities during this time. While state officials mandated schools to close for two weeks following spring break, they also encouraged administrators to prepare for the possibility of longer-term closures, if it becomes necessary. At least 35 other states across the country also have made the decision to close schools statewide in the interest of public health. Oklahoma schools are not expected to be required to make-up the missed days. At this time, schools have been instructed by the state Department of Education not to provide online, home-based or distance learning for students. This is an unprecedented situation, and it continues to evolve by the hour. We know this uncertainty can cause anxiety and worry, but we want to assure you that Webbers Falls Schools is doing everything possible to ensure the needs of students and employees will be met during this unique time. We will be closed for classes, but – as a district – we will continue to serve our community, while abiding by the healthy best practices that have been recommended by the CDC. Employees will receive information about their responsibilities during the school closure over the next few days. We encourage you to comply with what health officials have recommended as well. If you can, please stay home and enjoy family time. If you must go out, please practice social distancing, allowing at least six feet between you and other individuals. If you have questions about COVID-19, please contact your medical professional or the county health department. You also can learn more about how to prevent the illness by visiting https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html Communication will be key during the next two weeks. It is our hope that accurate and up-to-date correspondence will combat fear and panic, as well as help you make well-informed decisions for your family. As a district, we will be sending correspondence to you by Facebook and the Live Feed on the school website. You also can get the latest information by visiting https://webbersfalls.k12.ok.us. There, we will be posting answers to frequently asked questions as soon as they are available, including those about child nutrition services, employee payroll, end-of-year activities and more. For Webbers Falls Public Schools, there is nothing more important than the safety and health of our students, staff and community. We want you to be safe, and we appreciate your flexibility and understanding. Webbers Falls is strong! We have survived floods, fires, tornados, and we will get through this together. Sincerely, Dixie Swearingen, Ph.D. Superintendent
The following message was posted on the State Department of Education's website: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Emergency State Board meeting expected to close schools until April 6 OKLAHOMA CITY (March 16, 2020) – State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister has called an emergency meeting of the State Board of Education for 4 p.m. today to authorize the closure of all Oklahoma schools beginning March 17 and lasting until April 6. Hofmeister said the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) will closely monitor the COVID-19 situation with state health experts to determine if it will be necessary to extend the closure. “Nothing is more important than the safety and well-being of Oklahomans,” Hofmeister said. “It is critical that we do everything in our power to protect the health of our kids, their families, educators and all vulnerable populations. That need outweighs everything else. The OSDE has been working around the clock, and will continue to do so, to ease the burden of schools during this challenging time.” “This decision is not made lightly, but it is the right thing to do based on current guidance from the CDC,” said Governor Kevin Stitt. “This closure will allow us time to further understand how COVID-19 is affecting Oklahoma and give students and staff a period of time to be protected from further community spread of the virus. We know closing schools has a significant impact on families, and we are committed to doing what we can to lessen that impact as we work to prioritize the health and safety of all Oklahomans.” The recommended board action today will solely address the school closures. The OSDE is already working to ensure school closure does not negatively impact schools and school employees, including issuing guidance on state assessments, school accountability and student attendance. The State Board of Education must authorize this before it takes affect. We will keep you posted on this event.
All athletic practices for Webbers Falls Schools have been canceled until further notice.
If you are experiencing any cold or flu like symptoms, please make an appointment with your child's teacher rather than coming to parent-teacher conferences. Also, be sure to read the information that Nurse Treadwell shared with you March 6th concerning COVID-19. The health and safety of our students and employees are important to us.
Reminder: Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held tomorrow, March 12th, from 3:30pm-9:00pm.
Webbers Falls Schools is accepting applications for the following position: Superintendent’s Secretary/Encumbrance Clerk. Go to www.webbersfalls.k12.ok.us, Menu, District, Careers for more information.
I was notified by OSSAA this morning that the Webbers Falls Lady Warriors are Class A Academic State Champions! This is a tremendous honor for our team. They will receive the award at the Class A/B State Tournament on Saturday, March 7th, during half-time of the 1:45 p.m. game. Congratulations, Lady Warriors!
Webbers Falls Lady Warriors play Bennington Lady Bears tonight at 6:30 p.m. at Stonewall. If they win tonight, they play tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 p.m. at Stonewall. If they lose, they are eliminated. Good luck ladies!
This is a notice to parents of 3rd & 4th grade students. There will be a Valentines Party for these classes at the end of the day on Friday. If you choose, you can send individually packaged treats for 20 students. The teachers will be sending home a list with the first names of the students if you want to send valentines. As with the treats, only send if you can give to all 20 students. If you have questions, contact Mrs. Olson or Mrs. Dandridge.
I purchased extra stuff for valentines grams tonight... if you haven’t ordered yet it’s not too late!
Mrs. Ruckman will accept Valentines Day Grams tomorrow, Tuesday, February 11, 2020. Please have them turned in by 3:30. Thank you for supporting FCCLA.
Senior night for all spring sports (basketball, baseball, slow-pitch softball and track) will be Friday, February 7, 2020 at 6 PM. Parents and seniors need to be there a few minutes ahead of time. Thank you!
Annual Afternoon with Pete 2020 Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 1:00 PM Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology 1801 E 4th St., Okmulgee, OK 74447 Offered at this event are: Campus Tours,Department Visit (limited to 1),Financial Aid Literacy,FAFSA Walk-Through, OSUIT Admissions Information, Residential Life Information and Pictures with Pistol Pete Go to https://admissions.osuit.edu/register/awp20 and join us for our annual Afternoon with Pete!
The Leadership Experience is a two-day leadership conference at OSU on March 7 - 8 for high school juniors and seniors! The registration fee for attending TLX at OSU is $110.00 . This fee covers participants lodging, meals, conference materials and T-shirt. To confirm your place at the conference, we need to receive the nonrefundable registration fee, T-shirt size, liability and medical release forms. Participants will be staying at a hotel and are responsible for their transportation from the OSU campus to the hotel. Go to firstname.lastname@example.org for all documents.
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FCCLA is selling Valentines Grams! They are $5 each and will be delivered on Feb. 14 to your child’s classroom. Turn in orders by Monday, Feb. 10th!!!
PARENTS AND SENIORS JOSTEN'S WILL BE HERE TOMORROW 2/6/2020 AT 1PM TO DELIVER SENIOR ORDERS AND COLLECT BALANCES OWED.
Parent/Student/Teacher Guides for Oklahoma testing are now available on the WFS website.
In addition to the High School basketball games with Gore tonight, February 4th, there will also be a Boys JV game beginning at 5:00pm. The H.S. games will start at 6:30pm.
SENIORS: If you haven't completed the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) yet, you need to do this NOW to be eligible for grants, loans and scholarships for college or technical schools. Go to
Seniors: Check out the Available Scholarship section under Documents on the WFS website. Lots of local scholarships due dates coming up. Also check out scholarship sections on OKCollege Start and Oklahoma Career Guide Scholarship sections for more. NSU and Connors deadlines coming up soon. Don't wait until the last minute!
Reminder: Spring Personality, Classroom, and Spring Sports pictures will be taken this Monday, February 3rd.
High School basketball teams will play tomorrow night, January 31st, at Okay. It is their Homecoming, so boys will play first at 6:30pm and the girls game will follow.
School is closed at Webbers Falls today.
Webbers Falls Schools will he closed today.
In the relentless pursuit of success, math help is also available before school, at lunch and 7th hour in room 120.
Start strong, work hard!! After school math help is available every day from 3:30-4:30 in room 120 (Mrs Johnson’s rm).
Arkansas River Shootout basketball tournament is completely cancelled. Games will not be made up.
We have released the buses to take children home. If your children are still here you can pick them up in the safe room.
The remaining children including all bus riders are currently in the safe room until we get an all clear.
We are holding the buses due to the threat of severe weather. We will not release them until we get an all clear.
Webbers Falls Public Schools have evacuated to the safe room at this time.
All basketball games for tonight have been cancelled due to the threat of severe weather. Games will begin tomorrow at 4:30pm. Webber girls will play at 7:10pm in the new gym and our boys will play at 5:50pm in the old gym.The day and time of the finals are still to be determined.
First semester report cards are being sent home with all students today. If a parent fails to receive one, please come by the front office next week so it may be provided for you.
Let’s finish this semester strong!! Math help is available in room 120 before and after school all week long.
Just a reminder that the elementary Christmas program is tomorrow (Monday) morning at 9:00 a.m. in the old gym. Traditional Christmas songs will be performed by PK-4th grade, 7th grade, and Madisyn Treadwell.
Webbers Falls Schools Is accepting applications for the following positions: CERTIFIED Superintendent Counselor Go to www.webbersfalls.k12.ok.us, Menu - Careers, for more information. Webbers Falls Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org - 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. email@example.com (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!
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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.