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An emergency call came in from the Henryetta Elementary school today for a sick child, according to a Henryetta teacher. Henryetta Fire and police showed up first on scene as EMS was in route to the call from a distance. EMS arrived on scene shortly after.

The area was a bit chaotic, as school had just let out. Police Chief Steve Norman said there was a medical issue, but that all turned out well in this case.


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Dewar Cheerleaders get spoofed by football players during pep rally and awards assembly, the girls came to the pep rally thinking they were going to get to put make-up on the boys, but they turned the tables and it was just the opposite. However the boys still had get on the court with the girls to conduct the pep-rally routines.  No matter what, the team came out on top winning their play-off game Friday night 40 to 20 against the Pond-Creek Holand Panthers.

Monique Prentice, Parish Been, Mackenzie Howk and Brianna Edwards were chosen to play in the Allstate Conference and were given a plaque in their honor.

Photos by Allen Gardner - ONN


Published in School News
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 00:55

Okmulgee Middle School Morning Show Aug. 20


The Okmulgee Middle School now has a new morning show! The show is set to broadcast early Monday morning at 6:30 a.m.  Watch now in our "Featured Video" on the home page.

The show was developed by Middle School Career Choices coach Lucky Burney. He is training students in the art of newscasting where each student will be able to participate, providing new anchors each week.

The show will bring the latest school activities, cafeteria menus and sports news along with many other interesting topics in school news and special guest.

The project is being produced by the Okmulgee News Network. The pilot show will post online Aug. 20 at 6:30 a.m. via online and will be announced on Okmulgee News Networks Facebook Page.

The show will run weekly throughout the school year. Everyone should enjoy tuning in to watch the students along with enjoying an update in Okmulgee School Activities.

If you are a business and would like to become a sponsor in support of the show call 918-740-1408.

Published in School News
Wednesday, 09 July 2014 11:37

Okmulgee School Supplies list for students

Okmulgee Public Schools 2014-2015 School Supply Lists

Primary School (Grades Pre-K Thru Second) Pre- Kindergarten Is A Full Day Program
Pre-Kindergarten Age Requirement Must Be 4 Years Of Age On Or Before September 1

Phone: 918-758-2030 and Fax: 918-758-2093

Okmulgee Primary School 1003 North Okmulgee Street
Phone: 918-758-2030 and Fax: 918- 758- 2093
(Grades One & Two)

Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
1614 East 9th Street. Phone 918-758-2020

Okmulgee Elementory School supply list

Okmulgee Middle School
1421 East Martin luther King Drive Okmulgee, OK 74447
Phone: 918·758·2050 (Additional Supplies may have to be purchased for specific classes)

1 Three Ring Binder
5 Spiral Notebooks
2 Composition Books
7 Single folders
2 packages of Loose Leaf Notebook Paper
2 packages of Pens, 1 red, 1 black
1 dozen pencils
1 compass
1 12" Ruler
2 boxes of Kleenex
1 pair of Scissors
1 Protractor
1 set of Colored Pencils
1 set 1 set of Colored Markers (No Sharpies)

*Supplies may need to be replentished throughout the year

Okmulgee High School
415 West Third Street
Okmulgee, Ok 74447

High School Supplies Okmulgee


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The Okmulgee High School Speech team will perform "A day in the Life of the Average High School Thespian."

The high school speech department has had an exciting year bring back competitive speech to Okmulgee High School.

Craig Brydges, long time English and Drama teacher at OHS (and a former competitive speaker of Okmulgee High School) along with Skyleen Willingham, (Science teacher and also a former competitive speaker of OHS) worked with grades 9 -12 to compete this year.

Students performed at the tournaments in Okarche, Mounds, Quinton, and Bristow. 10 events place to go to Regionals at Roges State in Claremore and 3 events qualified for State at OU in April.

The students will be presenting a Readers Theatre and award winning performances for the public on May 13, at 7 pm at the Clell Warrnier auditorium at the Okmulgee High School.

Tickets are available from any speech student, Mrs. Willingham, the Chamber of Commerce, Mainstreet Director, and Truly Yours Salon as well as at the door.

Ticket money will be used to cover entry and transportation fees for next years competitors.

Everyone is invited to come support the Okmulgee High School's Speech Department and enjoy an evening of great performance.  Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under.

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Okmulgee High School Speechies performed well at the Bristow speech tournament.  Here are the students results from the competition:

Olivia Linton went 4-1 in Lincoln Douglas Debate placing 5th out of 27
John Hayes broke to finals in his Monologue, dramatic interp, and prose. He placed 2nd in Prose.
Mikaelah Harding broke to finals in Original Oratory.
Stormy Howell Broke to finals in Prose and standard oratory, placing 3rd in standard oratory.
Olivia Rucker broke to finals in Poetry and placed 1st.
Duncan Martin broke to finals in Prose.

There is now 8 students and 10 entries for Regionals set for March 26 - 28 at RSU.


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Tod Williams gave his Superintendent report at the Okmuglee School Board meeting on Monday.

Items on the list were the recent Science Labs at the High School have been finished. A ribbon cutting was held to showcase the new addition.

A letter that was received from Dewar School Superintendent Todd Been was read. Been bragged about the recent Okmulgee County tournament and how the school is improving.

The school has placed advertisements in a new Okmulgee County map that is now available.

A grant for $2000 was received from Certified Public Schools grant that will be used at the elementary and primary schools. "We will continue to apply for this grant, " Williams said.

Money was received from a program through Citizens Security Bank for moneys accumulated on special Okmulgee school card usage fee. A minimal amount is deposited each time the card is used. A check for $60 was received.

A large rebate is in the mail to Okmulgee schools for the recent lighting update. The school completed all requirements to qualify for the rebate and a $68,622 check has been issued.

Watch the Superintendents Report: CLICK HERE (Please allow time for the video to load)




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  Margie Bemis gives her Special Ed. report to the Okmulgee School Board Monday evening.

(Photo by Valerie Rice - ONN)

Margie Bemis gave her Special Ed report to the Okmulgee School Board on Monday evening. She stated that she and several other teachers,attended a Co-Teaching workshop that centered around student who are over responsive or under responsive.

The teachers will take what they have gleaned from the material and put it to work professionally by training other faculty and will bring many ideas and provide hands on training. Some of the training may be done in after school hours to pass on the material.

Bemis commented, "We just finished a professional development day. Our English teacher Mrs. Rodgers did an 'awesome' job presenting to our staff. She brought back what she learned, especially the things they can do right now to help kids with special needs, to get on board and know what is going on in the classroom. It was great watching her share what she learned and has already put in place in the classroom. So it was definitely beneficial in sending her to the workshop. We plan to expand that knowledge and bring it to the elementary school."

"What we are trying to do is improve our kids in special needs, their academics and test scores and targeting those areas," Bemis said.

Bemis went on, "We have also been working hard to get our IEP scores up and getting them in compliance and up to date and right now we are looking really good."

Finally she said,"We are also working on Transition 13, which is for kids 14 and above looking at their vocational skills. We will meet three times in January, February and March concerning this. Ron Craig our vocational person will speak with the board to discover ways we can help our students better prepare to graduate."

Bemis said their are currently 290 Special Ed students in Okmulgee Schools.

Published in School News
Sunday, 02 February 2014 21:34

Okmulgee County School Closings for Feb 3

School Closings Feb 3

All Okmulgee County Schools will be CLOSED Feb 3.

This includes:

Beggs, Dewar, Henryetta, Morris, Okmulgee, Preston, Schulter, Wilson and Twin Hills


Ryal Public Schools

Green Country Technology Center.

Okmulgee Head Start (Creek Nation)
Growing Kids Learning Center
Yardeka Head Start.


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