Caring Van will be at Nowata Public Schools on September 1, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. for immunizations. No Covid Shots.
Athletic/activities packets will be available after noon today in the superintendents office or on our school app immediately. From the app menu go to documents. From documents, select athletics. From athletics, select medical and forms. There you will find all of the forms that must be signed and turned in before the first practice.
Nowata Public Schools is accepting applications for Middle School Special Education Teacher. Send resumes to Gina Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org
There will be a softball parent meeting Thursday evening at 6pm for both High School and Junior High in the new gym. Parents, please attend. We will have to do some paperwork before you student can play. The first practice will be Monday for the High School. The first Junior High Practice will be announced soon.
Athletes you must have a physical before the first day of practice. You can pick up a physical form in the superintendents office. Athletic packets will be available soon as well. Softball players be expecting an announcement soon regarding the first day of practice.
Diplomas and Transcripts may be picked up at superintendents office Monday through Thursday 9am to 3pm.
Nowata Public Schools are looking to hire a head Baseball/Softball coach. Send resume to Chris Tanner at email@example.com or call 918-273-3425.
file:///var/mobile/Library/SMS/Attachments/73/03/AFA70BDF-FB4A-4E54-A389-F7E3701C420F/IMG_5541.jpeg This is taking place tomorrow, 6-25-21.
Congrats to Maddox Bullen, Spencer Bullen, and Mark Price being named honorable mention All-World boys golfer of the year.
https://tulsaworld.com/sports/high-school/golf/meet-the-finalists-for-all-world-boys-golfer-of-the-year/article_5cc13e16-c87d-11eb-ba55-7ba53f2f9929.html Congratulations to Maddox Bullen, Spencer Bullen and Mark Price!
Washington County Health Department is giving Free Physicals for students at Nowata Schools parking lot behind the High School Gym today between 10am and 1pm.
Harmon Pool Admission: Age 7-13 $2.00, 14 and up $3.00, Family Pass $175.00, Single Pass $100.00 and Pool Parties $125.00.
High School virtual students need to return their chromebooks on Wednesday the 9th or Thursday the 10th between 9am and 2pm. If you do not return you chromebooks, you will not be sent your grades or allowed to enroll until it is returned.
Swimming pool will open on Tuesday June 8 at 1:00 pm. Weather Permitting
The gym doors will open at 6 pm tonight for graduation.
Seniors remember baccalaureate is at 7pm at Corner Stone Church. All graduates are encouraged to wear their cap and gown.
Graduation practice will be Friday, May 21st at noon in the new gym.
I need to correct my previous post. The awards ceremony for the High School has been moved to the old gym.
The high school awards ceremony has been moved to the new gym. The ceremony is today at 1 pm.
Katy Maggard, Angelia Franke, Ashley Radcliff, and Jason Prince are presented with a banner by Lashun Mowers representing the partnership between Nowata Schools and John Deere. Nowata Schools has received grants totaling $40,000.00 from John Deere to help fund the Project Lead the Way STEM classes.
Please see the link below if you are interested in scheduling a free sports/activities physical. I believe they are limited to 25 reservations which will be given out on a first call first serve basis. https://5il.co/swt2
High school students we will be picking up chromebooks today and tomorrow. If you do not turn yours in, your grades will not be posted to your transcript until you return it to us or pay for it. Virtual students we will announce dates soon for you to return yours.
If you are in high school and failed a class this year that you would like to m ake up, Ms. Ivie is running a summer school program. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. You must communicate with her by Monday, May 24th if you are interested. The class will be capped at 15 students. The session will start in late May and end in early July. Ms. Ivie will share details with interested students.
The sports banquet awards will be presented starting at 7pm. Athletes are welcome at 6:30. Snacks will be provided. The ceremony will be in the new gym.
Cherokee Nation will now be offering Covid Vaccinations for free to anyone 12 years of age and over. Call to make appointment 918-273-7500.
Please open the link below to access the Lady Ironmen 2021 summer basketball schedule. https://5il.co/sml9
The sports banquet will be Monday, May 17th in the new gym. Snacks will be provided for athletes at 6:30pm and the ceremony will start at 7pm.
Please access the link below to order from the 2021 football team shop. https://mandrillapp.com/track/click/30837889/www.bsnteamsports.com?p=eyJzIjoieXJBRHdzTVAyYl90VDN6ZzFMaFBxdi1XU1lBIiwidiI6MSwicCI6IntcInVcIjozMDgzNzg4OSxcInZcIjoxLFwidXJsXCI6XCJodHRwczpcXFwvXFxcL3d3dy5ic250ZWFtc3BvcnRzLmNvbVxcXC9zaG9wXFxcL2dMRnBnQ1FiMm5cIixcImlkXCI6XCI2YThlNmE0Yjc5OWM0NGQwYjcwZmUwOWNkMDdlMWZiM1wiLFwidXJsX2lkc1wiOltcIjA3NTYzZDczMTMzNTVhNDE1OTI2MzZjYWI1ZWQxMTQzOGIzMDRkZGJcIl19In0
High School and Middle School Cheerleading tryouts start today May 10 at 4:00 to 5:30 in the High School Gym. Please do not wear tennis shoes from outside to inside on the gym floor.
Parents, please remember to attend the parent night for next years 6th graders and 9th graders. We will have the 6th grade meeting at 5:30 and the 9th grade meeting at 6:00 in the new gym. Again, these meetings are for parents of next years 6th and 9th graders.
Incoming 6th and 9th grade parent night update on Monday, May 10th. We will host a brief parent/student meeting for the incoming 6th graders followed by band rental night. The 6th grade parent meeting will start at 5:30 pm in the new gym. The incoming 9th grade parent/student meeting will start at 6:00 pm in the new gym.
Hello Everyone, In Honor of Teacher Appreciation week the Nowata HS Choir and myself have a special treat for you. Below is the link to a youtube video of one of our song selections from the Spring Concert. The song is called Good Job and it is dedicated to all the teachers, administrators, staff, families, first responders, police, doctors, nurses and firefighters. This past year and half has had many challenges and we have all had to wear many different hats, more than we usually do, but in the end we have done it. We have provided our students with a good education and we have done the best we can to give them as normal a school year filled with as many normal activities as we could. So thank you for all your hard work, your love, dedication and commitment to being the best teacher you can be. This song is for you! Jennifer Prince https://youtu.be/4AqHZqKUOwc
The baseball team split with Hobart today. Final game is at noon tomorrow. The winner advances in the playoffs.
Tomorrow we will administer the US History and Science tests for any junior who has not taken the test. If you are a virtual student who has not taken the test please be at the school at 8 am to test.
BACCALAUREATE Thursday May 20th Cornerstone Church at 7:00 pm.
The Caring Van will be at Nowata Public Schools on May 5th from 9am to 12pm. This is important to any 6th grader who has not received their T_DAP and any Pre-K student who will need their 5 year old immunizations. The Caring Van is free for our students.
I wanted to take a moment to share with you our triumphs over the weekend. Members of the Nowata HS Choir participated at OSSAA STATE Vocal Solo Ensembles in Enid on Friday and had a very successful day representing Nowata with Pride. Freshmen Jazmyn Ortiz-Velez received an Excellent Rating on her Soprano Solo. Seniors Mattie Wright and Leslie Randall received an Excellent Rating on their Duet. Freshmen Jazmyn Ortiz-Velez, Juniors Hannah Morris, Christopher Bray and Josie Kipps and Seniors Mattie Wright and Leslie Randall received an Excellent Rating on their vocal ensemble. I am so super proud of these kiddos. They have been faced with many challenges and restrictions this year yet they still push through and do us all proud. Please help me in congratulating these talented vocalists today. Thank you, Jennifer Prince
We have moved the start time for todays home baseball games to 1 pm. The weather forcast is putting us in an bind. All options were exausted before moving the start time up. Hopefully you can all make it to the games.
Congratualtions to our Band students who did well at State. Below is an update from Ms. Prince. Hello Everyone, I would like to take a moment to congratulate several band members who attended OSSAA State Instrumental Solo Ensemble yesterday in Enid and had great success. Senior Mattie Wright received a Superior Rating (a rating of one) on her Clarinet Solo. Freshmen Michael Prince received a Superior Rating (a rating of one) on his Marimba Solo. Freshmen Jazmyn Ortiz-Velez received a Excellence Rating (a rating of two) on her Flute Solo. Senior Mattie Wright, Senior Haylee Mullikin and Junior Hannha Morris received a Excellence Rating (a rating of two) on the percussion ensemble. I am super proud of these kids and their accomplishments this year. In this year of craziness this in my opinion is even a bigger accomplishment then normal.
The most recent COVID-19 map places Nowata County back in the yellow designation. So masks will be optional until further notice.
An annoucenment from Mr. Prince regarding robotics: Hello Ironmen family, I wanted to give you all an update on how the Robotics Teams did this past weekend at their state tournaments. There are 6 teams total at Nowata, 4 in the middle school and 2 in the high school. This year I'm super proud of all 6 teams as each of them qualified for the state tournament! This is a huge accomplishment, and the first time it's ever happened in Nowata. Unfortunately, one of the high school teams had to cut their season short due to COVID-19, so only 5 teams ended up actually going to the state tournaments. In the middle school we have: Team 44044B - The Terra-Ma-Dactyls - Consisting of Savannah Hultz and Kennedy Newsom - made it to the quarterfinals before being eliminated! - Great Job Ladies! Team 44044C - The Ciller Cobras - Consisting of Shelby Webster and Haelee Hesslen - were also quarterfinalists, BUT they also qualified for the VEX World Championship based on their skills score! (This is my first time going to Worlds!) - Amazing Work Girls! Team 44044D - Wall-E - A solo team because the rest of his teammates didn't show up, Wally Rush - He made it into the quarterfinals as well - Awesome Job Wally! Team 44044G - The Banana Sloths - Consisting of Maria Gomez, Kollin Ivie, Davionn Downing, and Ryker Garner - battled hard throughout the day, but were eliminated in the qualifying rounds. - Nice Work Guys! For the high school we had Team 44044X - The Quiet One - Normally a solo team of just Michael Prince, but today was helped out by Chelo Prince and Amelia Prince - they got robbed in their quarter finals match with a heartbreaking score of 19-18, but the refs counted a ball as scored that shouldn't have counted. Which means they should have tied and replayed the match. (But I'm not upset or anything 😀). They didn't walk away empty handed though, they won The Judges Award. Great Job Prince Kids, I'm so PROUD of you! The Judges Award is presented to a team that is most deserving of special recognition. 1. The Team displays special attributes, exemplary effort and perseverance at the event, 2. Team overcomes an obstacle or challenge and achieves a goal or special accomplishment at the event or at some time throughout the season or 3. Team distinguishes itself in some way that does not fit under other award criteria but nonetheless deserves special recognition. Needless to say I'm so very proud of this year's robotics teams. They've had many struggles to face with COVID and being quarantined, but we've faced them head on and prevailed having an exceptional season full of fun and excitement. Hopefully next year is a little more normal than this year was. Thank you everyone for your support, Jason Prince
All track competitions for Tuesday have been canceled.
On Monday, April 19th, and April 20th, the juniors will be taking the U.S. History state test. We will have breakfast ready at 8 a.m., and the first session of the test will start at 8:30.
Grand March will now start at 7 pm tomorrow evening. Please see the link below for instructions. https://5il.co/rmyx
Nowata After Prom’s annual event will be held at the Hillside church this year. The expectations are that any NHS student that enters will be staying the duration of the event which is midnight to 4:00 am. In the event that a student wishes to leave, a parent must be contacted and made aware that their child is leaving our care. It is expected that the standard of conduct will follow school procedures. No outside food or drink is allowed, we will have plenty of that on hand! We have awesome prizes and activities planned and hope to have a fun time after prom!
The Cherokee Nation Undergraduate Scholarship is open to apply online at https://scholarships.cherokee.org If you have any question please call Julie Huntington at (918) 273-2689. This scholarship will close on June 15, 2021.
The Cherokee Nation Housing Authority is looking to hire part-time maintenance workers that could work in to full time work. If interested go to cherokee.org/employment/ housing authority and apply online or call Dennis McKee at (918)-506-5326.
It was a great two days without masks. Unfortunately, when the new state COVID-19 map was released today Nowata County was back in the orange so we must return to wearing masks effective tomorrow. The state map is updated every Wednesday so we will reassess on 4/21. Thanks for your cooperation.
Monday May 10 at 5:30 pm is 6th Grade Orientation. At this meeting students and parents will have the chance to meet MS/HS Principal Bron Williams and learn about expectation and rules for MS. This is also an opportunity to make sure students are properly enrolled for classes.
Monday may 10th is instrumental Rental Night for Incoming 6th graders at 6:00 pm in the Band Room. Students who are interested in being in Beginning Band as a 6th grader and parents are ask to attend. Students will be tested and fitted for rental instruments.
We will be serving biscuits and gravy Wednesday and Thursday starting at 8am for the Juniors before testing. Testing begins at 8:30.
Starting tomorrow there will be no mask mandate for Nowata Public Schools unless Nowata county is in the orange category. Currently Nowata county is in the green category so masks are not required
High School and Middle School Cheer tryouts are the week of May 10th through the 14th. Tryout Packets are available at the Elementary school office, Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 3:30 pm. Packets MUST be turned into Coach Mary Hewitt no later than MAY 5 at 2:00 pm.
All Juniors must take a U S History and a Science test their Junior year. If you are a virtual student, please contact the office at (918)273-2221 for dates and times.
Juniors who did not take the ACT test last week can take it on April 14th. Be at school at 7:45 am. The test will start at 8 am.
Middle school track leaves at 8 am for Sperry tomorrow. Please remember to bring concession money.
Juniors, Biscuits and Gravy will be ready at 7:45am. We will provide pizza for lunch. Be on campus by 8 am for the ACT test.
Middle school track leaves for Vinita at 8:30 in the morning. Please bring money for concessions.
Middle School track leaves at 7:45 am for Pawhuska. Bring money for concessions. Wear your sweats and hoodies.
Reminder: Tomorrow (3-26-21) is a scheduled PD day for teachers. Students do not attend school. Thank you.
Tomorrow’s baseball game in Barnsdall has been moved to 11 am.
Baseball Update: Todays game has been cancelled. We play tomorrow at 10 am in the Barnsdall tournament. Saturdays game time depends on the outcome of tomorrows game.
Just a friendly reminder, the elementary school building does not open for students until 7:30 am. We have had students arriving earlier than that. For your child's safety, we are concerned that you know this information. Students dropped off before that time are unsupervised.
The baseball games in Dale today have been rescheduled for April 21st.
The baseball games for today and tomorrow are at 4pm in Ketchum.
The varsity baseball game in Ketchum tomorrow has been moved to 2 pm. If more changes happen, we will post them as needed.
Varsity baseball plays in the Ketchum tournament at 12pm Wednesday, 2 pm Thursday and 4 pm Friday. Saturday’s game times are determined by the pool play record.
Nowata Public Schools will be doing Grab and Go lunches on 3-12 and 3-15 through 19. Just pull up to the Elementary School and they will bring it to your car. Anyone 18 and under is invited to participate even if you are not enrolled in Nowata Schools.
Nowata Public Schools will be in session on April 9, 16, 23, 30 and May 7th to make up snow days we had in February.
On March 10th we wil be hosting our Black History Month speaker at 1pm. Below is a breif biography of Mr. James Grimmett. James Grimmett was born in Nowata Oklahoma and attended Lincoln School until integrated with Nowata Public Schools in the mid 1960’s. While in Junior High and High School, Grimmett played football, basketball, baseball, ran track and played the Saxophone and Drums in band. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management. Grimmett has over 30 years of firefighting experience as a municipal firefighter with the City of Coffeyville. He began his career in 1986 and was advanced through the ranks to Chief in 2010. He is a certified HazMat Technician, Instructor I, Fire Officer I, Firefighter III and instructor for the Kansas State Fire Marshal. He is the recipient of The Medal of Valor in 2006, Valedictorian at the Mississippi State Fire Academy in 2001 and VFW’s Firefighter of the Year. Grimmett is currently the Director of Fire Science at Coffeyville Community College.
From Mrs. Prince: Yesterday the Nowata High School Band participated at the OSSAA District Band Festival in Beggs. The Band received a Good or 3 in stage performance and an Excellent or 2 in Sight Reading. This year just like many activities we have faced many challenges and obstacles as we prepared for the contest. Normally we have 8 weeks to prepare but with COVID and the weather it took us down to only 4 weeks. These kids never gave up and hurdled over every obstacle that was presented on our journey with contest this year. I am very proud of the kids and the performance they gave. So if you see one of them today please make sure to give them a pat on the back and congratulate them on a job well done. The HS Choir and MS Choir participated in a Festival Clinic with OKWU on Monday. Due to COVID all of the Choir Festivals were cancelled this year. Professor Stewart from OKWU was kind enough to bring his choir to Nowata on Monday to not only work with my choirs in a clinic setting but also adjudicate their performance as if they were at a festival. The High School Choir received a 2/3 split and the MS Choir received a 2. Once again these kiddos overcame many challenges to be able to do this. So if you see one of them today please make sure to give them a pat on the back and congratulate them on a job well done. Also thank you all for being so supportive and understanding this week with the bands and choirs. Members of both HS and MS Band have one more competition this week at OSSAA Solo Ensemble in Claremore. I will let you know on Monday how they did. This is a state qualifying tournament for several of them. =)
There may be a video link available on the OSSAA.com webiste for our game tonight. To access the link, go to OSSAA.com click on the blue typing saying to click here for a list of all class 4a, 3a, and 2a area tournaments that will have games live streamed. From there, scroll down to class 2a area and click on the link. From there scroll down to the bottom and select the show all schools option. You will find a Chouteau-Mazie button and you should find our game.
Below is the link sharing the COVID protocols for the area basketball tournament. They have requested that we ask you to only attend the games your student is participating in and would like you to know that gates will open 30 minutes prior to gametime. https://5il.co/q4xb
Wednesday we will be having a homecoming ceremony at 2:45pm in the new gym.
Baseball for tomorrow has been postponed.
Please be aware that tonight’s varsity boys game in Hulbert may start as early as 7:30. Those picking up the additional tickets today can stop by the gym at 2pm and get them from Coach Hollingshed. If you pick up your ticket today, please do not arrive before 7:15 tonight.
We have 100 additional tickets for the boys game Saturday. If you want one see Coach Hollingshed at 2pm tomorrow at the new gym. Those with the addition tickets will not be let in the game until 7:15pm. Game time will be 7:30pm at the earliest.
Girls game update: 6pm start tonight in Hulbert. I would be there by 5:45 Coach Enloe will be in the new gym at 2:15pm with some extra tickets. Please stop by and get tickets if you want them. They will be handed out on a first come first serve basis.
I will post around noon regarding extra girls tickets for tonight . Today between 1pm and 1:30 pm Coach Hollingshed will be in his office. We have some extra tickets for the boys game tomorrow. Please pick one up today from Coach if you want one. They will be handed out on a first come first serve basis. Go to the double black doors on the North East corner of the new gym to pick them up.
The girls and boys varsity basketball teams advanced in the regional tournament with victories yesterday. The girls play tonight at 6pm. Boys play tomorrow at 8pm in the regional finals. The girls must win today and tomorrow to advance to the area tournament. The boys will be playing in the area tournament next week. This weekends games are in Hulbert.
The girls and boys varsity basketball teams advanced in the regional tournament with victories yesterday. The girls play tonight at 6pm. Boys play tomorrow at 8pm in the regional finals. The girls must win today and tomorrow to advance to the area tournament. The boys will be playing in the area tournament next week. This weekends games are in Hulbert.
Enjoy the three day weekend. No school tomorrow.
Homecoming Ceremony Announcement: We will be having a homecoming ceremony at 2:45 on Wednesday, March 3rd . We will have all of the high school students attend. Those involved in the ceremony are welcome to invite six guests.
COVID update for basketball games at Hulbert. Games will not start early. The gym will be cleared between games for cleaning. Gates will open no later than fifteen minutes before game time. Masks are a requirement. The OSSAA has requested that we establish masks as a requirement so that there is no confusion at the state tournament. You may have your temperature taken at the door. Social distancing is expected.
The girls and boys games today will be available at hulbertriders.tv
We have 15 tickets available for the boys game tonight. If you would like one, please call Nowata High School at (918)273-2221. We will give them out on a first come first serve basis. You will pay for the ticket at the gate this evening.
Nowata Boys and Girls Club will be open this Friday, 02-26-2021. A $20 membership must be in place before the student can come, but it is good for the rest of the school year. If you have questions, please call 918-273-1007.
Sophomores will be taking the PRE ACT tomorrow. We will start as soon after the first hour bell rings as possible.
Tonights home games are the beginning of the state playoff process. We are allowed to have 762 total spectators in the gym based on the states COVID policy. The girls start at 6pm. The boys will start at 8pm. The boys game will not start early. Masks will be mandatory.
Anyone 18 years old or under can pick up a free grab and go lunch today at the elementary school between 11am and noon.
Grab and go lunches will be available from 11-12 Friday, February 19 at the elementary school.
Nowata Public Schools will be closed Friday, February 19 due to extreme temperatures and poor road conditions. We are excited to return to school on Monday 21st. Have a safe warm weekend.
Nowata Public Schools will be handing out grab-and-go lunches tomorrow February 18th between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. Meal will consist of a breakfast and a lunch.
The sun helped clear most of the roads today, however the bus routes and city streets need to clear a little more to be safe. Thursday, February 18th will be another snow day. Stay safe!
Due to incoming weather and unpredictable power outages Nowata Public Schools will be closed Wednesday, February 17th. (Snow Day)
CLASS 2A THROUGH 4A DISTRICT BASKETBALL RESCHEDULED—MONDAY FEBRUARY 22 AND TUESDAY FEBRUARY 23 Sites and times remain the same. Games originally scheduled for Friday, February 19 will be played on Monday February 22. Games originally scheduled for Saturday, February 20 will be played on Tuesday February 23.
Tuesday, February 16th will be a snow day. Enjoy!
Below is the correct link for track. Nowata Track & Field Shop is now open! Find items that I've picked out specifically for our team. There is also spiritwear available for your family and friends. Check out the shop details below. OUR SHOP DETAILS - Shop Now: https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/WScFcvFg6h - Store Open From: February 11 - February 25, 2021
Below is the tennis link. I apologize the first one didn't work. I didn't realize the process BSN used changed. Nowata Tennis Shop is now open! Find items that I've picked out specifically for our team. There is also spiritwear available for your family and friends. Check out the shop details below. OUR SHOP DETAILS - Shop Now: https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/VFGPskCCkY - Store Open From: February 11 - February 25, 2021
The link below will give you access to the track team shop. https://www.bsnteamsports.com/coordinator/WScFcvFg6h/6833837
The link below will give you access to the Nowata tennis team shop. https://www.bsnteamsports.com/coordinator/VFGPskCCkY/6833944
All school activities for today are cancelled. We are in contact with the OSSAA in regard to the district basketball games that we are supposed to host Friday evening. If the OSSAA updates thier timeline for playoffs, we will share it with you.
Due to the continuing weather event we are experiencing Nowata Public Schools will be closed Monday, February 15th. Enjoy the snow and be safe. (Snow Day)
All activities for tomorrow are cancelled. We will find a way to have a homecoming ceremony at a later time. When we finalize a plan we will post the date and time.
Unfortunately, road conditions haven’t improved enough to return to in-person learning, therefore Friday, February 12th will be another distance learning day.
Nowata Public Schools will continue distance learning Thursday, February 11th.
Nowata Public Schools will continue distance learning Wednesday, February 10th. Please communicate with your teachers or reach out to me at email@example.com with any questions or concerns.
Tonights basketball games at Caney Valley have been postponed. We will announce a new date and time as soon as we have one scheduled.
Nowata Public Schools will continue distance learning Tuesday, February 9th 2021. Please communicate any questions or comments with teachers or reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Nowata School Board meeting scheduled for Monday, February 8th has been cancelled due to hazardous road conditions.
The High School basketball games in Commerce tonight have been canceled.
Due to icy road conditions Nowata Public Schools will pivot to virtual learning for Monday, February 8th. Stay home and stay safe.
The week of February 8-12 is Basketball Homecoming Week. We will have Spirit Week at Nowata Elementary! Valentine's Day The classroom party will be on February 12th! The classroom teacher of your student will be contacting you. You may have gifts delivered to the school. If we do not receive the gift by 2:00 p.m., we will not guarantee delivery. Please call your flower shop early or bring your gift to the school before that time! Thank you!
Basketball Update: The Varsity games tonight at Oklahoma Union ARE being played. Girls start at 6:30. Saturday's games have been cancelled. All Juniour High games next week are cancelled.
Nowata Elementary Update At this time, we have a Covid positive count of 10. We have family siblings in this count, with a total of 6 of our school families involved. 2.39 % of our elementary school population. We have quarantined classrooms and teachers where the students have been positive—using the guidelines from Washington County Health Department. The students and parents have received notifications using ClassDojo. We have not had any new positive reports since Tuesday. 2/2/2021 If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Nowata Elementary School at 918-273-0771.
The Junior High boys are playing at home this evening. The 6th grade playes at 5:00, 7th grade at 5:45, 8th grade at 6:30 and JV at 7:15. Please do not arrive early and leave after your game is over.
High School Basketball Update: Friday, February 5th, we play Varisty boys and girls only at Oklahoma Union. The girls will start at 6:30. They have requested that we do not show up until 6:15. Saturday, February 6th, we have scheduled a new home game. Our Varsity girls will play Wright Christian's Varsity at 2pm. Our JV boys will play their Varsity boys immediately after.
Boys and Girls Club of Nowata will be closed from today (2/2) until February 15th. The Teen Center will still be open. Thank you.
Glenn C. Moore Elementary School Update Since January 28th, we have had five positive COVID-19 cases at the elementary school. We have quarantined the contacts of each case. We have been cautious and are following the CDC guidelines. If you have not been notified of a quarantine by the school, your student is allowed to come to school. If you have any questions, please email me at email@example.com or call 918-273-0771. Thank you.
The Junior Varsity boys and Varsity boys will be playing Caney Valley in Nowata tonight. The JV game will start at 5:15 and the Varsity game at 6:30.
Nowata Vs. Caney Valley Varsity Basketball Announcement: Tonight, January 29th, the Nowata Varsity Girls and Caney Valley Varsity Girls will play at 6:30pm. Monday, February 1st, Nowata JV boys will play Caney Valley followed immediately by the JV girls game. At 6:30pm Nowata Varsity Boys will play Caney Valley Varsity Boys. All changes to the original schedule are due to COVID related issues.
Sophomores will take the Pre-ACT on February 23rd at 8 a.m. If you are a virtual student please contact Deedee Hewitt at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a time to do the interest inventory.
At Chelsea tonight the 6/7th grade girls will start at 5:00, the 6/7th grade boys at 5:45 and the 8th grade boys at 6:30. Obviuosly, start times can depend on what happens during the previos game so the estimated times we have given are assuming that games run smoothly with very little interuptions.
Chelsea will be following a mask mandate and request you to social distance at the Junior High games this evening. They would like you to show up 15 minutes before the start of the game your child in playing in and leave immediately after your child's game has finished.
The 6th grade girls, 6th/7th grade boys and 8th grade boys will all play in Chelsea tomorrow evening. The first game starts at 5pm. There will be no JH games played in Nowata tomorrow.
Homecoming will be Feb. 12th.
The junior high basketball games against Caney Valley tonight have been cancelled.
Prom is scheduled for April 17th. It is our plan to have a prom. We will make a final decison as we get closer to April and more information regarding COVID is available. Our venue has cancelled, so we will be hosting prom in the gym. We will post more details as we have them.
Our basketball tournament this week has been cancelled. Coaches will try and schedule additional games if the opportunity is available. Our weightlifting meet has been postponed as well. We will advertise a new date soon.
Due to the number of staff diagnosed with COVID-19 or exposed, the Middle School and High School will extend virtual classes until Monday, 1-25-21. Nowata Elementary school will return to in-person learning Wednesday, 1-20-21. Thank you.
Nowata Elementary School will be in session tomorrow. 1-20-21 This morning as we turned on equipment, a loud pop occurred, and our electricity went off. At 7:15 a.m., we knew we would be unable to have school. Our school employees started notifying parents, and we shut down very quickly. Fortunately, electricians were available and able to fix the problem today. I have been employed by NPS for over thirty years, in the principal position only a year and a half. I knew this position would be an adventure, but I never dreamed it would be as adventurous as it has been! We never seem to know what tomorrow will bring. However, one thing I do know, I would never want to be anywhere else. The support and kindness of this community and the staff are beyond imagination. I know what a hardship it is when we cancel school. I am so very sorry. Thank you for your understanding. We will see you tomorrow. Sherry Campbell
1-19-2021 At 7:15 am the electricity went off at the elementary. At this time it is unknown when it can be repaired. School is canceled for today.
Nowata Public Schools will be closed on Monday, January 18th, 2021, to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The elementary will resume on Tuesday, January 19th. The middle and high school will resume on Wednesday, January 20th, with activities continuing on the 21st. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause; this is a usually occurring observance for our school system; due to an oversight the closure date was not added to the calendar. Thank you.
Ironmen Family, We are continually assessing the Covid-19 situation as in pertains to our community and school. We base our decisions on the most recent information. We are excited to be able to return to in-person learning at Glenn C. Moore Elementary on Monday, January the 18th 2021 barring any further complications. Nowata middle school and high school are currently planning to reopen in-person learning on Wednesday, January 20th 2021. Activities will resume on Thursday, January 21st 2021. We appreciate your patience and understanding in this difficult time. Should you need anything, please reach out to me at email@example.com or 918-273-3425.
Drivers Education classes will resume on 1/25/21 High School basketball for this Friday has been postponed. We will announce a new date when we have that information. Junior High basetball for Monday and Tuesday next week has been cancelled.
Seniors, if you want to take a free ACT test in March please email Ms. Hewitt at firstname.lastname@example.org by 10am this Friday.
I’m sorry the shorter links are not working. If click the link on my first post it will take you to the main site. If you search for Dewey, you should find the games.
com. Here are the links to watch your events today on the NFHS Network: NOWATA HIGH SCHOOL | Nowata, OK Girls Junior varsity Basketball @ Dewey | 4:30 PM Central Boys Junior varsity Basketball @ Dewey | 5:15 PM Central Girls Varsity Basketball @ Dewey | 6:30 PM Central The links above may be an easier way to access tonight’s games.
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The games scheduled for Friday are still being played. The homecoming ceremony is postponed. We will reschedule homecoming once students are back in school and able to cast votes for the queen.
Nowata public schools will be virtual the week of 1/11/21. Any staff who is not quarantined please work from school. There will be no Junior High basketball Monday. High School Tech students please attend tech, they are still in school.
Nowata Ironmen, Due to a late evening development, Nowata Public Schools, all sites, will pivot to virtual for the upcoming week. Middle School ballgames will be canceled tomorrow evening. Contact tracing has been completed, and all affected have been notified. Students will return to in-person instruction Monday, January 18th. Secondary students will continue using google classroom while elementary students receive information on virtual learning through ClassDojo. Thank you for your patience as we navigate this situation. The safety of our students, staff, and school community continues to be our priority. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at (918)273-3425 or email@example.com. Sincerely, Chris Tanner Superintendent Nowata Public Schools
Just for clarification, Friday's games against Foyil have been cancelled.
Coach Hollingshed and Coach Vann have worked hard to find games for our kids after COVID related cancillations. I apologize for so many changes, I am guessing there are more to come. Just know, the coaches are doing everything they can to get games played for our kids. Unfortunately, the games scheduled for Friday, due to a potential COVID issue.
We have two basketball announcements First, Thursday night junior high is 7th and 8th girls only. No boys. First game starts at 6pm Second, Friday night the boys jv and girls varsity will play Foyil in Nowata. Girls start at 6:30 boys will play after.
https://youtube.com/channel/UCtJwlV9AwNJtosmGtBqnzdw The above link will be live at roughly 4pm. Chelsea is streaming tonight Varsity and JV games.
The Boys and Girls Club will not open until Thursday, Jan. 7th at the elementary school. The Teen Center will be open as usual beginning Tuesday, Jan. 5th. Thank you! Brynn Barron
Chelsea has updated their protocol for the JV and Varsity games tomorrow night. They will allow 1 person entry for each player. You will show your ID at the gate. Masks and social distancing are required. You are asked not to stay after your athlete is done for the evening. Girls basketball players tell Coach Vann by noon tomorrow who you are giving your 1 ticket to, boys tell Coach Hollingshed. We will send them our ticket list, so if you are on the list showing your ID at the gate will verify you. Please be prepared to pay for the ticket at the gate.
Chelsea Public Schools has a no fans policy as part of their COVID policy. We are working on a way to broadcast the varsity games live tomorrow night. I will post link information tomorrow.
COVID ATTENDANCE POLICY FOR BASKETBALL. Our policy is pending new guidelines coming down from federal, state or local authorities. Masks are required. If you purchased a season ticket, you will not be charged again at the door. We do have a few season tickets left, please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to purchase them. If you have player passes, you will be asked to pay for that ticket at the gate on a game by game basis. We have 50 tickets available for purchase at the gate on a first come first serve basis. For Nowata fans who have season tickets or player tickets, your seats are assigned. Please ask Mr. Williams, Coach Hollingshed or Coach Johnston if you are not sure where your assigned seat is. If you purchase one of the 50 tickets at the door, the top two rows on the home side are open for you. Pleas social distance yourselves. The visiting team has been given 120 player coupons. Their administration will hand them out as they see fit. They will pay admission at the gate if they have an entry coupon. Visitors will sit on their side. We will require them to wear masks, and encourage them so social distance. Thank you for being cooperative with us. Our primary concern is for player and fan safety. Hopefully we can continue to play basketball this season.
Seniors participating in Senior Day tomorrow please be in the New Gym at 12:10. Please make sure that you and those walking with you have a mask to wear before you walk onto the floor. In our line up, we will likely not be able to have the necessary social distancing so masks will be required. Once on the floor, wearing the mask is a decision that you and your family will make. I believe we can social distance well enough during the ceremony so masks will be optional for those involved. We will begin the ceremony at 12:30.
We will be hosting Dewey on 1-2-21 for Senior Day to be followed by varsity girls then varsity girls basketball. Senior Day will start at 12:30pm the Varsity Girls will start at 1pm.
Our middle school drama students had a lot of fun with their semester final project! Check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivQF1yrf6Mg
Due to a COVID issue within the Vinita program, games are cancelled for tonight.
Just for clarification, the varsity boys play tonight at home and tomorrow in Vinita. 7:30 start
The varsity boys game with Vinita has been moved to Friday 12-18. 7:30 start in Vinita
Nowata Basketball fans please do not arrive tonight before 7:15pm. We will not start the boys game any earlier than 7:30pm. The Afton and Barnsdall girls are playing at 6pm. The Barnsdall fans will clear out as soon as their game is over. COVID is making this seson interesting. Thank you for the support and understanding.
No Junior High basketball Thursday.
Due to a COVID issue, Nowata girls will not be playing tonight. JV boys start 5pm and Varsity boys at 6:30pm in Barnsdall.
Barnsdall will be asking that masks be worn any time you are not in the stands tonight. They are following the 50% capacity rule for tonight’s games. They do not expect to turn anyone away, however they are not issuing player tickets for parents. It is first come first serve in regard to entrance.
Breakfast and Lunch available during Christmas Break Breakfast and Lunch will be available for pick up at the elementary school during Christmas Break on December 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 & 30 from 11am to 12pm. Meals are available to any child 18 or under regardless if they are enrolled in Nowata Public schools or not.
Today is the start of our virtual Celebrate Reading dress up week! We want the kids to participate from home!!! Snap a pic and email it to me @ email@example.com. Don't forget....Log reading minutes... we're shooting for 30,000!!!
Due to a contract tracing COVID issue, Dewey can not play Junior High basketball tomorrow. So, all girls and boys games are cancelled for tomorrow night.
Due to COVID issues tonight first two games have been cancelled. The first game tips off at 7pm. Saturday’s schedule is unchanged
Elementary School Parents, Due to positive cases of COVID 19, exposures, and high absences in the elementary, we are pivoting to virtual learning. The pivot will begin tomorrow on December 9th, and continue until January 5th. Your student’s teacher will contact you with assignments for your student through ClassDojo. If the teacher needs to send items to the student, arrangements with the teacher will be made. The middle school and high school will continue with in-person learning at this point. We are certainly sorry to do this and understand the hardship on families. It has been a hard decision to make and one that has not been made lightly. The safety of the children is our utmost concern. Sherry Campbell firstname.lastname@example.org 918-273-0771
Due to a COVID issue late in the day within the Dewey basketball program all of tonight’s games and Senior night activities are postponed. Everyone involved in making this decision regrets the late notice. Student and community safety is at the heart of these decisions.
If you are escorting a senior this evening please meet Mr. Williams in the old gym at 5:45pm. We have a simple format that will allow for us to wear masks while staging, yet allow individual families the option to wear masks while actually on the court for their introduction.
Senior night activities start at 6pm tomorrow night.
Just for clarification. If you have a voucher to get into the games at Caney Valley this evening, you will be expected to pay the entry fee upon arrival.
There is a boys only change in the Junior High games tonight. Due to COVID issues with Caney Valley there will be no 6th and 7th grade boys games. We will play an 8th grade game starting at 5pm and a 9th/JV game immediately after. The JH girls games in Caney Valley are unchanged.
Middle School girls basketball players will be bringing home their 2 tickets for admission into the jh games at Caney Valley tomorrow. Please get your tickets from your student this evening. We have no extras in case they get lost.
If you have a senior participating in senior night please tell them to get their form back to Ms Wilson. By noon tomorrow we will finalize the written forms to be read Friday evening.
Caney Valley COVID Restrictions for all basketball games for games hosted AT CANEY VALLEY: Masks will be worn at all times by spectators No food or drinks in the facililty, no concessions will be sold Each player/cheerleader will be given 2 tickets which they can give to whomever they want. Only 300 non player, coach, administrator or worker will be admitted inot the facility They will sell any remainng tickets at a first come first serve basis at the door. So, if 100 player ticket were given out than 200 will be sold at the door.
NEO has scheduled a virtual visit for December 9th at 1:30. Please email Ms. Wilson at email@example.com if you want to attend.
All high school games in Afton tomorrow have been postponed due to a COVID issue with their teams. We will attempt to reschedule the games.
No JV games in Afton tomorrow. Varsity girls will start at 6pm. Varsity boys will start immediately after the girls game. Afton administration will be requiring masks be worn.
The Junior High basketball games scheduled for Nov. 30th are being postponed. We will announce new dates and times when we have them. Our plan is to play a full Junior high schedule.
Seniors, the NSU virtual visit has been moved to December 11th at 1:30
Elementary Parents, I know rumors are circulating that the school will not be in session from Thanksgiving to Christmas Break. I have “heard” them also, but not in any official way. We will be back to school on November 20th, 2020 we will then be out for the planned Thanksgiving Break. I want to assure you we are planning on coming back on November 30th, 2020 from Thanksgiving Break. We feel the best place for our elementary students is in a classroom with teachers for in-person learning. We also realize the struggle for working parents when pivoting to virtual. When we have been short-staffed, the High School sends over employees to help out. The district is doing its best to keep our elementary students at school, with safety being the utmost concern. In saying this, we all know things can change. We sent home iPads and paper packets. We are preparing for the worst, but planning for the best as you should also! The iPads can stay home until we return to school on November 30th, 2020. The iPads do not need to come back Friday the 20th, the less the iPads travel, the less the damage to them. Thank you, Sherry Campbell
Cherokee Families, please read the following message. Good afternoon, Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. and Deputy Principal Chief Bryan Warner announced the launch of a new connectivity survey along with a Respond, Recover, Rebuild Mobile Hotspot Connectivity Assistance program to provide mobile hotspots to Cherokee students lacking Internet at home. Parents, or legal guardians, should start by completing the survey. The survey responses will provide Cherokee Nation data to make more informed decisions on improving broadband access for its citizens. If determined a Cherokee household may qualify for a free mobile hotspot, including a year of service, respondents will be prompted to complete an application as part of the survey. Due to limited supply, not every qualifying household will receive a device. Priority will be given to Cherokee households with K-12 students. A cellular solution may not work for every household, but know the Cherokee Nation is hard at work expanding Internet connectivity options for its citizens. The global pandemic has highlighted, now more than ever, that having reliable broadband access is essential for a thriving community, family, workforce and Nation. Here is a link to the survey.
REMINDER: Glenn C. Moore Elementary School will be virtual tomorrow, Thursday, November 19, 2020. We will resume in-person Friday, November 20, 2020.
Girls varsity scrimmage Monday 11am in Pawhuska.
We’d certainly prefer to have our kids with us. However, the picture below shows Ms. Truesdell leading a class via google meets. The dots on her screen represent students who are in the meeting with her. Our promise is that Nowata teachers are giving this our best shot. This picture is indicative of what our teachers are learning to do.
Virtual Learning Day for Glenn C. Moore Elementary on Thursday, November 19, 2020. In-Person Learning returns on Friday, November 20, 2020. With great sorrow, I am informing you of the loss of one of our elementary teachers due to an illness. Our colleague and friend Bridget Taylor. Bridget has been a teacher in our district for seven years. We are deeply saddened by the loss of our friend. The elementary school staff will be attending her funeral on Thursday, November 19, 2020. This day will be a virtual day for our students. Glenn C. Moore Elementary will resume school for in person learning on Friday, November 20, 2020. Your understanding in this matter is much appreciated. Service Information: Bridget Taylor's Celebration of Life will be this Thursday, November 19, at 2:00 pm at the outdoor pavilion at First United Methodist Church in Claremore. There will be a viewing on Wednesday, November 18, from 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm at MMS Payne Funeral Home in Claremore, OK. The family will be there to greet visitors from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Masks will be required at both events. The address of MMS Payne is 102 W 5th St, Claremore, OK 74017; the address to FUMC is 1615 N Hwy 88, Claremore, OK 74017.
NSU Scholarship information Northeastern State University is excited to announce we are continuing a scholarship opportunity for concurrently enrolled students that was piloted with last year’s graduating seniors. Any concurrently enrolled senior taking classes at NSU during the fall or spring semester of their senior year is eligible to receive a $500 tuition waiver scholarship if they attend NSU as a full-time student for the 2021-22 academic year. This tuition waiver scholarship will waive up to $250 during the fall and spring semesters, for a total of $500. This scholarship can be combined with other tuition waiver scholarships students may be offered at NSU, up to the amount of their total tuition costs. There is still time for students to take advantage of this opportunity! New concurrent students at NSU for the Spring 2021 semester will also be eligible for this award. Please let your students know about this opportunity and encourage them to apply for admission as a concurrent student as soon as possible here: https://apply.nsuok.edu The Scholarship Office will be hosting an online application workshop on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 4 p.m. Please share with your students and have them register here. As a reminder, our Early Scholarship Deadline is December 1, 2020. Students must be admitted to NSU for the Fall 2021 semester as well as complete the general scholarship application which can be found here: General Scholarship Application We will also host 3 additional Senior Day events in December! Please share the information on the event with your students: www.nsuok.edu/seniorday And the final piece of information I’d like to share is that we will be hosting our annual Counselor Connection event in two sessions on January 14 & 15, 2021. Keep an eye on your email for more details coming soon! Please let me know if you have any questions or are interested in scheduling a visit for your students with a University Representative. Sincerely, Jessica Langston Associate Director of Recruitment & Scholarships
Seniors, if you are interested in attending the University of Central Oklahoma as a fine arts student see the link below for important information. https://5il.co/n3ig
The Junior High basketball programs will continue to practice during our virtual days. These practices are to keep our student athletes active and provide a better environment of personal growth and safety during virtual days for our student athletes. Participation in practices during virtual days is not mandatory. These practices are suggested through our athletics department, but no student will be punished in any way for not attending. 6th, 7th, & 8th Boys and 6th & 7th Girls - Tuesday Nov. 17th from 5:30 to 6:30, Thursday Nov. 19th from 5:30 to 6:30 and Tuesday Nov. 24th from 5:30 to 6:30. 8th Girls will be with the HS girls in practice and will receive their schedule through Coach Vann. Thank you for your understanding and patience in this difficult time. If you have any questions please reach out to Coach Hollingshed @ (918) 864-3086
No Junior High Basketball games this week.
Ironmen Family, Due to a positive COVID 19 case in the middle school we are going to pivot to distance learning in the middle school and high school this week. The elementary school will continue with in person learning this week. As always feel free to contact me at 918-273-3425 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Respectfully, Chris Tanner
Seniors NSU is offering two versions of a senior day. See the link below to sign up. I do believe it is first come first serve so the sooner you sign up, the better. https://offices.nsuok.edu/admissions/SeniorDay.aspx#:~:text=NSU's%20next%20on%2Dcampus%20Senior,held%20on%20December%205%2C%202020.
Interested students the link below has information about a virtual visit with Labette County Community College. https://5il.co/n0x4
Concurrent Enrollment Information for Nowata High School students. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOy0M0d84Ok
If you are interested in shopping at the Nowata Baseball team store, please open the link below. https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/TcCMyneFaS
We are making our best effort to provide our Nowata student athletes with a basketball season. Thank you to those of you who are cooperating with our mask policy. If you have been contacted by the school system, Washington County or Nowata County health officials or your place of employment about needing to quarantine as a result of being directly exposed to a person with COVID, please do not attend any games until your quarantine time is up. If you feel sick while quarantining, please get tested. With your help. we hope to play a full season. Thank you for your cooperation.
I would like to remind you that seating is very limited for the Veterans Day Assembly tomorrow. If you would please join us on kwontv.com to watch the live broadcast we would appreciate it. We’re having the elementary school student as well as veterans and their immediate family in the gym.
With Junior High games starting this week I would like to share the things Nowata has in place to insure player, worker and spectator safety. Please open the link below to read our basketball guidelines. As new information becomes available, these may change. If so, we will update. you. https://5il.co/mw33
Just a reminder that Salina wants masks to be worn and will check temperatures at the gate.
Cherokee Nation Members, we had a glitch loading the Angel Project schedule. Please see the link below. https://5il.co/ms9f
For our members of the Cherokee Nation please see the link below for the Angel project. https://5il.co/ms8u
High school virtual or blended students who want to MAPP test can come to campus Friday at 8:30am.
Remember letter jacket and patch orders tomorrow from 9am until noon. $100 deposit for letter jacket orders. Parents if you come in we’ll get you to the front of the line.
Any 9-12 virtual student wanting a school picture needs to come in today before 2pm.
You are invited to A Veterans Day Celebration Hosted by: Nowata Public Schools Who: Veteran - a person who has served in the Armed Forces What: Veterans Day (November 11) is a legal holiday. It is intended to thank and honor all those who served honorably in the military - in wartime or peacetime. When: Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at 9:30am Where: The Nowata High School Gym. There will be reserved parking on the South and East side of the gym. Veterans and their families will have reserved seats on the floor of the gym. Please come and let our students honor you for the work you have done and the sacrifices you have made for our country. The assembly will be live streamed this year by the KWON/KRIG radio station. The link to watch the live stream is: kwontv.com The HS and MS students will be watching the assembly in the classrooms unless they are taking part in the assembly or have a Veteran that they will be attending the assembly with. We will follow our rules of social distancing, wearing masks and taking temperatures to try to assure you are kept safe. If you have any questions please feel free to call the high school office @ 9182732221 and talk to Mr. Williams or Chris Truesdell
The link below is to the Middle School October Ironmen Outlook produced my Ms. Hewitt's class. https://5il.co/moaz
Were ordering letter jackets Wednesday at 9am. There is a $100 deposit required to order.
Just a reminder about a few things at Dewey tonight. 6pm kickoff. Please wear a mask. Enter on the visitor (North) side.
To eliminate confusion, I want to clear up kickoff times for the upcoming varsity football games. Friday we play at home and kickoff is 7pm Monday we play at Dewey and kickoff is 6pm.
Just a reminder that Jostens will be here tomorrow at 11am to take Senior orders for graduation products. They will meet with Sophomores at 11:30 to take class ring orders.
Due to weather related power issues at his home and office, our letter jacket distributor can not make it tomorrow. We will reschedule as soon as possible.
Weather permitting letter jackets will be ordered tomorrow from 9am until noon. Parents, if you want to show up anytime between those hours we will bump you to the front of the line. There is a $100 deposit. Specific concerns can be addressed to Mr. Cunningham.
We will post more details later. However, Friday a group of NHS students will be downtown asking questions of citizens so that we can have our own poll data to analyze as part of a High School Wide election project. Our effort is to teach our students to think and analyze information for themselves.
High School Lunch Form 10-27 https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdwHkJE-sr6ChvKZ9XTOAR3WATZ_NymuiI83qiEl4mBka40Vg/viewform?usp=sf_link
The middle school football game for today has been cancelled.
Letter a Jacket orders are postponed until tomorrow
As of now, we are still planning on having the letter jacket ordering tomorrow starting at 9am.
Kansas Covid Restrictions for tonights game Kansas Football Covid Protocols We encourage social distancing at all of our facilities, social distancing of 6 feet is strongly encouraged during all events. Please be respectful of others around you. Masks or face coverings are strongly encouraged for all spectators especially when entering and exiting our facilities and in the concession stand area. Spectators, we ask that you sit in family groups and respect the area around others. Spectators who choose to sit in the bleachers must keep their children with them at all times. Students attending the game without their parents must sit in the bleachers. Spectators who choose to sit in lawn chairs on the outside of the field must keep their children with them at all times. Students are not allowed to congregate anywhere around the field or any part of the stadium. Students are not allowed to play around the field or any part of the stadium. Only players, coaches, officials, training/medical staff and administrators are allowed on the field/sidelines before, during,and after events. NO Spirit Lines. There will be no coach or team handshake before or after the game. No post game meetings are allowed to take place on the field. Fans are not allowed on the field after events. Only essential personnel will be allowed in the press box. No outside food or drinks are allowed in the facility.
Just a reminder that the middle school football game for today has been moved to tomorrow 10-27
Elementary Parents, Next week we are expecting cold temperatures. Please, dress your children accordingly. We go outside every day unless the wind chill is below freezing. Many people have not been able to work because of closures of school and places of employment. If your child would need a coat, gloves, or hat, email me at email@example.com. We can help! I am looking forward to a fun-filled week at NES! It is always great to be a Nowata Ironmen! Sherry
Greetings Nowata Elementary School Parents, Next week is our Red Ribbon Week! Below you will find the dress-up days. On October 30th, we will have our classroom parties. This year due to COVID 19 and our recent closure, we will not have visitors during the class party. This action breaks our hearts; we love our Nowata Ironmen parents, and we know you would love to be here! We are going to try to have a costume parade and record it for all of our parents. The teachers will take pictures and place them on Class DOJO. We will have store-bought items only for the classroom parties, and the student’s teacher will message you more about the party details on DOJO! You may send the items with your students on the day of the party, or we can meet you at the door to receive the items. (I know the little ones have a hard time carrying them.) Please make sure and label the treats with the name of the classroom teacher. We are doing our best to stay open. Please understand how much we miss our parents and volunteers and how we wish this could be different. Thank you for being kind and understanding, Sherry MONDAY : Pajama Day TUESDAY: Hat Day WEDNESDAY: CAMO Day THURSDAY: Favorite Team Day FRIDAY: Costume Day
Thank you to Halley Hewitt's class for the September version of Ironmen Outlook. https://5il.co/mfh0
Just a reminder that football for tonight is rescheduled for Monday.
Below are the links to the Jostens presentations for Senior graduation and Sophomore class rings. Teachers have also shared the information on their google classrooms. Jostens will be here on Oct. 30th at 11am to take orders for Seniors and 11:30 to take orders for Sophomores. Seniors https://rb.gy/lfye8a Sophomores https://rb.gy/ka6f7u
High school students school is back to normal tomorrow. It should be a great day. Busses will be running as normal if your a bus rider.
Students today starts the new grading policy. So, from this point on if you turn an assignment in late it will be given a 0 on the third day. The first and second days it is late, the teacher will decide what grade to give. As always, if you miss school for an excused reason, you will be given the appropriate amount of time to get work turned in without penalty.
Nowata Public Schools Community, We hope you have had a safe and restful Fall Break. After careful examination of the COVID-19 situation, we have made the decision to continue with distance learning at the high school through Wednesday, October 21. Please see below for additional information. - High school students will return to in-person learning on Thursday, October 22 unless you have been specifically contacted with a different in-person return date. High school students will not be able to ride the bus Thursday, October 22. - Elementary and middle schools will return to in-person learning tomorrow, October 20. Busses will run normally for elementary and middle school students. If you are experiencing any COVID symptoms, we encourage you to get tested. Safety continues to be our number one priority. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 918-273-3425. Sincerely, Chris Tanner Nowata Public Schools Superintendent
Junior High football is cancelled/postponed for Monday 10-19-20.
October 14, 2020 Notice to all Parents As of today, we have received multiple calls identifying Nowata students who have tested positive for COVID-19. Thank you for your efforts in keeping the school informed, so we can continue to keep our students and staff safe. Because we are a small school, it is quite likely that your student has been in close contact with another student who has since tested positive. We encourage you to monitor your child for symptoms of COVID-19 and seek testing. Parents who have students who must be quarantined as a result of exposure have been notified. We will notify our school community with updates as we continue to work closely with State and County Health Departments. Please do not hesitate to contact us via email at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to safety concerns, Thursday’s football game has been postponed. We will announce a new date and time when one is established.
Tomorrow’s student council blood drive will be held at Cornerstone Church between noon and 6pm. 260 E Gayler.
The band competition for tomorrow has been cancelled.
Nowata Public Schools Cafeteria will be offering pick up meals from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Elementary School beginning Friday 10-9-2020 through Monday 10-19-2020 including Fall Break Days (excluding weekends). These meals are free to children age 1 to 18 regardless of enrollment.
The football game Friday night has been cancelled/postponed. It became clear late this afternoon that the safest course of action was to not play tomorrow night. I would like to thank the community for their patience and understanding.
Nowata Ironmen, Our school administration was notified last night, Wednesday October 7, 2020, that a Nowata High School student has tested positive for COVID 19. Contact tracing has been completed and all affected have been notified. Due to the current situation, we have pivoted to virtual instruction, which will continue Friday, October 9, Monday October 12 and Tuesday, October 13. Students will return to in person instruction Tuesday, October 20. Secondary students will continue using google classroom while elementary students receive information on virtual learning through Class Dojo. Thank you for your patience as we navigate this situation. The safety of our students, staff and school community continues to be our priority. If you have any questions or concerns , please do not hesitate to contact me at (918)273-3425 or email@example.com Sincerely, Chris Tanner Superintendent Nowata Public Schools
The letter jacket order scheduled for tomorrow has been postponed. I will get a new date as soon as possible.
Tech students will not be attending tech tomorrow.
Nowata Public Schools will be taking a virtual day tomorrow so we can deep clean the school. High school and Middle school students will use google classroom. Elementary students will get information using class dojo.
Letter Jacket orders will take place Thursday from 9am until noon.
At the varisty game in Dewey Friday evening, they will require masks to get in. They would like us enter on the visitors side. They will have a food truck and port potties available. They want us to know we are welcome to use the main restroom if needed, but would prefer that we stay on our side if at all possible. Our band and cheerleaders will be there. I will update you if Dewey has any changes later in the week.
Thursday is the extended lunch for the Junior class. It is a reward for them winning the float contest during homecoming. Parents/Guardians if you do not want your student to leave campus or take the extended lunch, please let us know. You can call us at (918)273-2221.
The Junior High football game at Chelsea will start at 6pm tonight. There will be a 5th quarter.
Remember to have your masks at Sperry tonight. It’s required to enter the facility.
Lady Ironman Basketball team store link. The store closes 9-28-20 at midnight https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/crZy1qZaTt
Thursday’s Junior High football games against Dewey have been cancelled. We are looking into rescheduling.
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Jh football tonight starts at 5:30.
Tonight’s softball games have been rescheduled for Thursday at 5pm.
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Elementary Picture Day TOMORROW! All distance learners will take pictures at 8:45, check-in with Mary Hewitt at the office.
Tomorrow is picture day. High school students who are virtual or blended, you need to be at school between 9am and noon to get your picture taken.
Tonight’s Junior High football will be one game in Vinita starting at 5:30. There will be a 5th qtr.
Nowata Public Schools COVID Athletic/Event Plan • Temperatures will be taken upon entry o You will be given an opportunity to take you temperature more than once Temperatures at or above 100 will not be allowed in. • Gate Workers/Concession workers o Gloves and Masks will be worn Masks may not be worn if heat is extreme or other safety measures are in place • Access to players o Parents and media will be asked to wait until coaches release players to approach Please social distance yourselves • Large parent/player gatherings after games will not be allowed until COVID safety advancements are available • Fans o Masks are mandatory • Participant safety o We will enlarge bench areas and dugouts when possible o Equipment, locker rooms, dugouts and other such things related to the event will be sanitized regularly. As an example, dugouts will be sanitized after each game • Media o Media will be asked to maintain social distancing This will likely mean limited or no sideline access • Coach or player interviews will be conducted with social distancing regulations We respectfully ask for your help in the fight against COVID by taking personal responsibility for yourself. We all have a social responsibility to protect each other. Thank you for your cooperation in our effort to ensure the safety of everyone entering our facilities.
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Homecoming Update: With the forcasted rain, we have some alternative plans ready in case they are necessary. We will decide by 3:15 about the parade. Hopefully, we have our traditional parade at 4pm. The Homecoming Ceremony is scheduled for 6:30. We will make a decision at 6pm based on the current weather situation and the forcasted weather. The alternative time for the ceremony would be halftime. Our hope is to maintain our traditional parade at 4pm and homecoming ceremony at 6:30pm. Please check our social media outlets for updates.
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Varsity softball for tonight have been moved to a 3:30 start time. We play at home today.
The homecoming parade will be Friday, 9-11-20 at 4pm. Everyone is welcome to participate in the parade. We will line up at the pool. The band, cheerleaders, homecoming court then high school class floats will be first. All others please lign up in a first come first serve fashion.
If your student is working virtually, please monitor their grades. Contact us at (918)273-2221 for assistance.
Teachers are currently updating grades routinely. Parents/guardians can look at their students google classroom page to get a look at how kids are doing.
I’ve confirmed that the free breakfast and lunch for students is a guaranteed program through Christmas. There is no need to apply, just come and eat.
Every Nowata student 18 years old and under can get free breakfast and lunch through Christmas.
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Chelsea Public Schools Athletics COVID Plan Chelsea Public Schools has implemented the following protocols with the intent of mitigating risk of exposure to entrance gate attendants, concession workers, and fans. It is strongly recommended that fans practice social distancing and wear face coverings Donation boxes will be placed at each entrance with a suggested donation of $5 per person Concessions will be limited to drinks and pre-packaged items All students/children 8th grade and below must be accompanied by an adult
Nowata High School and Middle School will be having a state mandated intruder drill at 9am.
Nowata High School and Middle School will be conducting an intruder drill tomorrow at approximately 9am. I will try to send out a reminder tomorrow however, it is only a drill. The State of Oklahoma mandates we practice various drills during the year.
Nowata High School State and National Assessment Selection Nowata Schools has chosen the ACT as part of the state contract with the Oklahoma State Department of Education and ACT. We will administer this assessment in the Spring of 2021 to all eligible 11th-grade students. This will be at no cost to the students or families. Additional information about the ACT can be found at https://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/scores/act-vs-sat.html. Parents and students may provide meaningful input regarding the district’s selection by filling out this form. https://forms.gle/uJpsoUxohmsRT6g59
If you are part of Senior night please be on the Southeast corner of the field at 6:15.
NOWATA vs OKU Football game updates: Senior night will start at 6:30 this evening. We will recognize the millitary this evening by asking them to stand at during half time so that we can thank them. If a full season plays out, having our more traditional recognition ceremony is a possibility. Both teams will wear their school jerseys. The millitary jerseys are unfotrunatley unavailable this evening. Both bands will be playing at halftime. We are asking that you wear a face covering this evening. COVID cases are rising in Nowata county.
For clarification, the Junior High football festival is Saturday.
We have a Junior High football festival in Hominy at 9:30am. Players be at the field-house no later than 8am.
In case Nowata Elementary would close traditional learning for more than a couple of days, we would go virtual along with the High School and Middle School. The elementary is one Ipad per student ratio. All the programs you will need are on the Ipads. The MS and HS send the devices home every night to be brought back every morning. We use the devices in the classroom daily. Due to the age of our students, we do not feel this is an option. If we were to go virtual, we would create several check-out times for our devices. There is a $25.00 insurance charge per device. We have the insurance for your benefit if the device were broken or damaged, it can be fixed or replaced. You may use a device you have at home, we would give you directions for the applications you would need to download. At this time it is very important that you sign up on your student’s ClassDojo. All of our teachers use ClassDojo. The teacher has invited you, we are still missing many responses back. If we were to need to send short term distance learning assignments, this would be the method we would use. ClassDojo is also a communication tool with the classroom teacher.
Due to the recent rise in COVID cases, non participants will be required to wear face coverings at the football game Friday evening.
Students, the expectation is that you complete what your teachers have posted today. Please make sure you log in. If you have limited WiFi access, the schools WiFi works in the parking lot. Feel free to stop by for a few minutes and get stuff downloaded.
Nowata Elementary School is canceled tomorrow due to a water leak. We apologize for the inconvenience. Our students are not virtual yet. Please read with your child for thirty minutes. I think it would be great fun for you to go on a field trip. (wink, wink) Have a great day, and we will see you on Thursday!
Tomorrow will be a virtual attendance day so you will need to log on and complete your assignments.
Nowata Public Schools will be closed on Wednesday August 26 to repair a water leak at the Elementary School. We anticipate reopening on Thursday.
Picture Day has been postponed. We will announce the new day and time when we get the information.
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Reminder- Nowata Elementary Students 😁 Bring your water bottle to school!! 💦 We are excited for another week of learning! ❤️ GO IRONMEN! 🏈
Scrimmage update: Washington county is in the Orange 1 phase of COVID response as of now. This means face coverings are required to enter the scrimmage and while moving around the facility. Caney Valley administration informed us they will have security in place to enforce the regulations. Thank you for your cooperation.
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Football scrimmage starts at 6pm Remember no concession stand. Younger students are asked to sit with adults and not be playing pick up football Social distancing is requested when possible
Nowata Public School Patrons: This school year will pose challenges in regard to dealing with COVID 19. At the time I am writing this, four area schools have had to close for a limited time due to Covid. Nowata Public Schools has had two students who proved to not be exposed but had to quarantine for short times while figuring out their situation. In short, it is likely at some point that schools will shut down for periods of time in order to deep clean which will interrupt school as well as athletics. In an effort to honor our seniors as well as our military, veteran an active duty, we are going to have the Nowata Senior night and honor our military during the first game on 8-28-20 which happens to be against Oklahoma Union. Both teams will wear the military jerseys provided by the Oklahoma National Guard during the game. At halftime, we will ask all military to stand and be recognized. By having an abbreviated version of our military night, bands from both schools will have ample time to perform during halftime. At 6:30pm, the Nowata Seniors will be recognized. Our football players will wear their Nowata uniforms for senior night and the military jerseys for the actual game. We hope our efforts to continue the recognition of both our Seniors as well as our military in this every changing time is sufficient. We want everyone to know how much our Seniors an military mean to us. On a similar note, we are hosting our homecoming game September 11th when we host the Vinita Hornets. Thank you for your understanding Bron Williams Principal, Nowata High School
I will share more information soon. However we are moving Senior night and our military appreciation game to 8-28-20. We want to be sure we honor these groups and with COVID issues as possibilities we want to be proactive in our effort.
Caney Valley scrimmage COVID restriction update: No concession stand Middle and Elementary aged students need to be with an adult and not playing pick-up football or other such games Masks are requested Social Distancing practices are requested
Caney Valley school district is facing a covid issue. Currently, the scrimmage for tomorow night is still being played. There will be no concession stand. I will update you with relevant information as I get it.
High School Lunch Form 8-18-20 https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScz8MhyVNSCewpuNtf1Dg-1Iyfsw5leuI-cYFasg0DJfO2NfQ/viewform?usp=sf_link
High School Students fill out todays lunch form at the link https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdGn9SRlu3GjccPbd-k7ZDuiOu79TKkvxdhT0ljoAdpDF5H9w/viewform?usp=sf_linkbelow if you eat on campus. Check our app for the menu.
Reminder: Boys and Girls Club will use the east door of the elementary for pick up of students beginning tomorrow evening. This is the same area the car line parents pick up students. Thank you!
High School virtual or blended students who's parent or guardian have not seen me in person to complete the necessary forms need to contact me as soon as possible. I will set asside Tuesday the 18th from noon until 3pm to meet with you on a first come first serve basis. firstname.lastname@example.org
Two hours into day of a different school reality and the high school kids are incredibly receptive to our covid precautions. Great start!!
Online students, we are prepared and your teachers know who you are if you have been to see me with a parent or guardian and we filled out the online forms. If you haven't, we will set times next week to do it again. Your teachers are ready, if you don't hear from them via your npsok.org email address by Monday please let us know. Thank you.
Students, please bring a mask if you can. I do have some if you need one. You will be asked to wear them in the halls and in class if your teachers feels that there is not enough room to social distance.
High School online students who did not pick up a chrome book last week will get them early next week. We will post a date and time soon. Please do not come this evening to schedule pick up expecting to check out a chrome book. Thank you.
High School schedule pick tonight from 6pm until 8pm. Teachers will not be available this evening to speak with. Students working online can pick up shedules tonight as well if they wish to.
Today’s softball game has been postponed due to rain. We will reschedule and announce the new date and time when it’s available.
High School students. The front doors are the only entry point for the immediate future. The doors will open at 7:30am. You will have your temperature taken upon entry. See you all Thursday morning for day 1.
High School students will be checked out chrome books the first day in their English classes. They will get a case as well. Please bring $25 for the insurance fee. See Mr. Williams privately if you woul like to discuss the insurance fee.
Wednesday Evening from 6pm until 8pm high school students can pick up their schedules and put their stuff in their lockers.
Don’t forget the Junior High football parent meeting tonight at 6pm.
High School football practice officially starts Monday at 2pm. You must have your physical and packet completed before you can practice.
High school students who indicated on the previously submitted survey saying they are working from home or blending their day can pick up their chrome book Wednesday or Thursday from 9:30 until 3:00. You must have a parent or guardian with you. Insurance cost will be $25. If you didn’t fill out the form earlier in the summer, you will not be issued a chrome book this week.
Pre-K and Kindergarten Parents, I know the importance of the first few days of school. I know you will never have this time again. We will begin Kindergarten at 8:20 a.m., the first three days of school: August 13th, 14th, and 17th. To help avoid the congestion of parents and students in the doorways, you will be able to walk your child up to the front doors where they will normally come in. Your child’s teacher will be there to greet you and your child. (An excellent place for photos and we will have a few “surprises” set up outside!) We require that adults wear a mask and only one adult per child. We will take the temperature of the student, and the student will walk into the building with their teacher. I remember the first few days of school when my children were young. Parents want to make sure students are with their teachers. (As with all things common sense will prevail. If your student is having anxiety, exceptions can be made. We will always do what is best for each child, while keeping the safety of all children foremost.) We will begin Pre-K at 8:40 a.m., the first three days of school. You may follow the same procedures as the Kindergarten students. If you would like your child to come to school at the regular time of 8:00 a.m., that is fine. We have arrangements for the students while the teachers greet the later arriving students outside. We have a closed building policy due to COVID-19. Thank you.
Nowata Elementary Meet the Teacher Nights Please join us for Meet the Teacher Night for your child! Your student will find out who their teacher is and bring their supplies to school on this night. Enrollment must be complete and turned in by August 6th to be assigned a teacher. In order to have this event, the following guidelines will be in place to ensure that students, parents, and staff can safely enter and move about the facilities while observing social distancing guidelines. Only two adults can accompany a child to his/her classroom. Please do not bring any siblings unless their grade/class is scheduled at the same time. Mask or cloth facial coverings for ALL ADULTS are required for entrance into the building. Because many adults will be in our building, it is strongly recommended that our students wear a mask for this event if age-appropriate. (At the time of writing this, Nowata has no active cases of COVID-19 or only two depending on the document you view. I would rather be overly cautious because our kids have not seen each other in quite a long time. I would also rather be careful about this event so that we do not have to begin school in masks and keep our numbers low. I hope that you will understand this choice. There have been hard decisions in thinking of the health of ALL kids.) Hand sanitizer will be available for all to use when entering the building, and your temperature will be taken as you enter the building. You must attend the scheduled time for your child's grade. The only teachers in the building will be the ones that are scheduled at that time. This will help us keep our numbers manageable and safe for everyone. Please do not attend this event if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms: unexplained cough or shortness of breath/difficulty breathing fever higher than 100 degrees, loss of taste or smell chills or repeated shaking with chills close contact with a person with a lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days August 10th, 5:00-6:00 Kindergarten (Please enter through the playground gates and door on the west side of the building.) 5th Grade (Please enter through the front door.) August 10th, 6:30-7:30 1st grade (Please enter through the playground gates and door on the west side of the building.) 2nd grade (Please enter through the front door.) August 11th, 5:00-6:00 PK (Please enter through the playground gates and door on the west side of the building.) 3rd grade (Please enter through the front door.) August 11th, 6:30-7:30 4th grade (Please enter through the front door.)
If your student is riding a bus during the upcoming 20-21 school year, please contact Mike Trout at 580-504-7276.
Anyone playing football or softball needs a physical and to fill out our participation packet before school or practice starts. You can get the forms at the superintendents office or print them from the school app or website at npsok.org Go to athletics and open the link. You will find a link to medical documents. You can print them off.
I would personally like to thank the community for your kindness during this unusual time for our school. I have watched our plan to reopen the school, and I have not observed one unkind comment. I truly appreciate that. I have been anxious about doing the right thing for our students. Through the years, all students have been so important to me. Our children are our most precious gift. The staff at NES and I talk about flexibility and grace at every meeting. Thank you for extending it to us. I am a phone call away for any concern you might have. Thank you again, Sherry Campbell
Our athletic PE (competitive edge) class will be first hour. Athletes, if you are not wanting to be part of that entire progarm which will include lifting, agility work among other things please let us know so that we can enroll you in a more traditional calss frst hour. If you have documented medical or physical concerns, workouts will be modified to accomodate those needs.
Please see the news section of our website for updates on the Nowata High School Return to school plan. npsok.org
Please fill out the high school attendance preferance form attached to the link below if you have not already done so. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSebAIEFaFmGy0VRy0yIZBExfPgvX8WNjmNoMK8iIoG6q1mRgA/viewform?usp=sf_link
Everyone have a fun and safe 4th of July!!
High School students, parents and guardians please fill out the following form regarding your options for school attendance. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSebAIEFaFmGy0VRy0yIZBExfPgvX8WNjmNoMK8iIoG6q1mRgA/viewform?usp=sf_link
Glenn C. Moore Elementary is pleased to announce we will be offering a Distance Learning pathway in the Fall along with our Traditional Learning path for our students. Parents may choose either option! Enrollment is coming up soon! !
What is going on at Glenn C. Moore Elementary? The school safety committee has been meeting to discuss our plan for the reopening in Fall! We have had two meetings! We have had parental input, but we can always use more! If you would like to participate, send me your email address at email@example.com. We appreciate the participation of our parents! Enrollment will be online this year! I am anticipating the announcement in a couple of weeks! The company that is preparing it for us is keeping us in suspense! Don't worry... we will also have paper enrollment for those of you that want to enroll that way. I will announce the times to fill out the paper forms within the next two weeks. We have a PreK "Save My Place" enrollment on our website now. Sadly, last year we were only able to have two classes, so fill out your pre-enrollment soon. We had to close enrollment at 40 students in the 19-20 school year. Be sure and save your place! We are getting close to that number! Here is the link https://www.npsok.org/article/253413?org=nowata-public-schools . We are so excited about the next school year and introducing Project Lead the Way to ALL of our students.
Incoming 9th graders, it appears we’re having issues with our enrollment form. We’re trying to be better with technology. I will be in the office tomorrow and try and work on it. Thank you for your patience.
The following form is for anyone entering High School. We need incoming Freshman to fill it out and any upper class-men who did not complete this form for Ms. Wilson. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd7nEj8QeL1Vy-2mVXO3VgxrmSe7Oa43wJsLAVBEI1KZ_jfDw/viewform?usp=sf_link
Coach Snelding will open the weight room for all 6-12 female athletes starting Thursday June 11th from 9:30 am until 10:30 am. The girls will workout on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays on a weekly basis.
Morton is providing sports physicals for Nowata schools at no out of pocket cost. Call to schedule your appointment at 918-273-9911 This services will be available starting June 8th.
Graduating senior football players please stop by the superintendents office Thursday or Monday between 9am and 2pm to vote for the Big E award winner. If you want to email me you’re vote send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Morton Clinic in Nowata is working on providing physicals at no out of pocket expense to athletes. They are going to get us information to post. I will share as soon as I have it
Athletic contracts are available, including physical forms from football and softball coaches or the superintendents office. They must be completed before the first day of practice in July or August.
Graduation Update: After speaking with local authorities, At this time, no restirictions on numbers who can attend are in place. You will be expected to social distance yourself. Taking tempratures at the entracnes is being considered. All those taking part in the ceremony will be seated from the 50 yardline to the South. That leaves from the 50 yardline to the North for guests to bring chairs if they desire. Please be sure you chari does not put holes in the football field. If the field is too soft, we wil ask that you not put charis on it. Both home and visitor bleachers will be available as well as the grass areas near the concession stand. If Nowata County, The City of Nowata or the State of Oklahoma impose new restrictions due to COVID-19 they will be implimented. We hope that does not happen. See you all June 12th.
Parents will be able to pick up class pictures, yearbooks, fundraising prizes, and PreK blankets and mats on Tuesday, June 9th, at Glenn C. Moore Elementary School. Pull through the bus drive and walk-up and give us the name, grade, and class of your student. We will give you their items. Please no more than one at a table and practice social distancing of 6ft in your line. YOU MAY PICK UP SIBLINGS ITEMS AT THE SAME TIME. 12:30-1:00 PK 1:00-1:30 1st/Kinder 1:30-2:00 2nd/3rd 2:00-2:30 4th/5th 600-7:00 Evening parent pick up (If you are able to come during the day, please do so)
Posting for Nowata Little League: Hey guys!! Football will be here before you know it! 🏈🏈🏈 There will be a sign up Tuesday June 2nd at the Jack Gordon park (by the fire station) @ 6pm. The cost for tackle football will be $125 which will include your jersey and pants with pads(we will do a day for checking out helmets and shoulder pads). We will be offering flag football this year! Pre k - 1st, the cost for this will be $35 and will include a flag shirt! (We will always provide the belt and flags for games/practice) We are so excited to be adding this for our littles! We will have some local teams that they will play so they will traveling some. We will have a discount for families with multiple children playing. We are so excited for this season. Please remember when coming to sign ups to keep following CDC guidelines for social distancing. ￼
Nowata Public Schools is tentatively scheduled to open the weight room for summer conditioning June 8th. Your coaches will be reaching out to you with specific information. We will follow the OSSAA guidlines for returning to participation. You can follow the link below to view those guidlines. http://www.ossaa.net/docs/2019-20/MiscForms/PHASE_IN_TEMPLATE_FOR_COVID_2020.pdf
Glenn C. Moore Elementary School Update: We would like to have one more pick-up date at the elementary school. We need to pass out our class pictures, yearbooks, PK mats and blankets, prizes from the fundraiser, and also have a library book drop off. The class pictures have still not come in yet. Mrs. Mary Hewitt has emailed, and they have told us they are short-staffed and are looking for our order. I am sure they are. I know photography was not an essential job. I would rather wait and give out everything at one time due to the conditions. If it is an emergency that you need the yearbook, PK mat/blanket, prizes from the fundraiser, or need to turn the library books in due to moving, I will be glad to meet with you! My cell phone number is 918-397-5734. I am sorry for all the inconvenience this year has caused. We will announce the next pick-up date. Enrollment: Enrollment will be online this year. It is not available yet. We will let you know when it is. We will be available to help you complete the enrollment, if you have questions. We will also have a way for those that do not have the internet to enroll. Again, feel free to call me if you have any needs. I also receive phone messages if you leave a message at the school. Have a great summer! I have missed your kids! Thank you, Sherry Campbell school: 918-273-0771 cell phone: 918-397-5734 email: email@example.com
Seniors please do not decorate your caps and or gowns for graduation. Thank you.
Seniors if you took a concurrent class, Ms. Wilson needs a copy of your transcript so she can get your High School transcript updated. firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are going to enroll in concurrent classes next year please let Ms. Wilson or Mr. Williams know if you need anything.
Seniors please pick up the Nowata Star forms at the Superintendents office ASAP.
Seniors pick up a senior form from the superintendents office and get it returned to the Nowata Star ASAP.
Packets are available. They will be put inside based on weather.
Graduation has been rescheduled for June 12th. Visit us at npsok.org and check the news section of our website for details .
Money has been raised to make and hang banners downtown for the senior class. If you do not want your students banner hung, please email me at email@example.com
Seniors please pick up you cap and gown at the High School between 9am and noon Thursday. You will need to pick up your own cap and gown.
Seniors, I have learned that Tri County Tech needs a picture of you in your cap and gown. Stacy is working on that tomorrow we will announce soon how to pick them up. See the news section of our website if you need to pay Jostens before you pick up or to order a cap and gown.
This weeks packets are ready. They will be moved inside if it rains
Free Concurrent Enrollment!! Free doesn’t always mean there are no hidden fees but Seniors should look at this OSU link for free concurrent enrollment. https://cas.okstate.edu/cconline
Remember the lights on event tonight. 8:30 to 9pm. See you there.
If you took a concurrent class, please get Ms. Wilson a compy of you transcript. It can be an unofficial copy. firstname.lastname@example.org
Please remember to attend tomorrow nights lights on event with your student from 8:30 until 9pm. See the news section of our website at npsok.org for details.
If your student is a Senior, have them reach out to Paige Atkisson at email@example.com She is working with KRIG radio who wants to feature our seniors.
Thursday evening we will be hosting a lights on event to honor all students of Nowata Public Schools. Please plan to drive around the schools using Osage, Mississippi, Ross and Walnut streets between 8:30 and 9pm Thursday evening.
Middle and High School packets for this week are ready outside the superintendents office.
Nowata Public Schools has upgraded our WiFi. You can access free a WiFi in the parking lots around the new gym.
Nowata County Emergency Management The Department of Health will conduct a drive through testing site on Tuesday April 14th at the First Babtist Church of Nowata (433 N. Mississippi) from 10am until 2pm or the supply of kits is depleted. One test per vehichle.
The High School packets will remain available for pick up until 6pm as long as the weather keeps cooperating.
Packet pick up for the High School students will be the same as last week with the exception of the hours. Pick up is available from 9am until 12pm. If you don’t pick up Monday it will stay at the Superintendents office all week.
Nowata Public Schools will be serving food tomorrow on Good Friday.
If your HIGH SCHOOL student has not been contacted by us please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Include your students name in the email. I may have left them off the call list or given the wrong contact information to whoever is responsible for callling them. Thank you.
If you are having trouble finding the link for the High School Zoom Parent meeting look in the live feed section of our website. npsok.org
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Scholarships and Deadlines Cherokee Undergraduate June 15 Antiques and Collectibles April 23 Farm Bureau April 9th Oklahoma Rehap Corp April 3 Kenneth Short memorial April 3 Ok Rehab Services April 3 RSU, NSU,TCC,NEO,UCO,Langston April 10 email@example.com Please make contact
Glenn C. Moore Packet Pick Up APRIL 6TH We have several more than I had anticipated signing up for packet pick up. I have gathered help and we will change the pick-up plan, slightly. The times are the same, but we will have two tables outside. One facing east to the morning drop off line. One facing south to the bus loading zone. The PK, 1st, 2nd and 4th grades will pick up at the east table. The Kinder, 3rd, and 5th will pick up at the south table. You will walk-up and give us the name, grade, and class of your student. We will give you their packets . Please no more than one at a table and practice social distancing of 6ft in your line. YOU MAY PICK UP SIBLINGS PACKETS AT THE SAME TIME.
High school students please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have no way to use the online classrooms that your treachers will be communicating with you about. I can make packets for you. If you absolutely can not email, my cell number is (918)213-5464. Please text only.
Thank you ...to all Ironmen families that are sticking with us through this trying time!! ❤️ We will have the biggest back to school blast for all of you who did! The 2020-2021 school year will be AWESOME!!! I have always been PROUD to be an Ironman!!!
If you have a student taking concurrent classes please have them log in to their accounts or check their college email account. TCC in particular is attempting to contact their students.
I’m sorry to announce that prom is being postponed. If things change, we are open to having prom at a later date. However, for now prom is postponed. Please do not invest in dresses, tuxedos or other related items. Rescheduling may not be a possibility.
The school nurse will be available Monday, March 23, 2020, to dispense medication back to the parents/guardians of students. The time will be 7:30 am until 2:00 pm. If this time will not work for you and you need the medication, please call the office at 918-273-0771 to make other arrangements. The office will not open until March 23, 2020.
Nowata Schools will be able to provide meals to students during the Coronavirus closure. Beginning Monday, March 23, lunch will be available to any student that needs it. Meals can be picked up at the school or designated drop of areas on Monday at 11 AM -11:30 to pick up a meal drive through the drop off line at the elementary and the meal will be delivered to your car. To receive meals, please fill out the online order form by 7:30 the day of pick-up. If you have any questions, please call the office at 918-273-0771 or 918-237-3425.
In regard to Prom, please do not purchase dresses or pay for tuxedo rentals yet. WE WILL HAVE PROM IF WERE ABLE TO. However, we will certainly modify expected dress codes and other such traditions based on necessity. Thank you for your understanding.
The State Board of Education has ordered all schools to cease all instruction and extra curricular activities until April 6 due to the threat of Covid-19. We will be allowed to feed our students during the closure instructions on this process will be coming soon.
The Ironmen Tennis Team competed in Pryor today. Dillon Barnes made his first ever jump to 1 singles.... after a grueling 2 1/2 hour come from behind victory over Collinsville, Dillon fell to Pryor in a 5-7 battle before capturing 3rd place with a straight set win over Lincoln Christian. In Doubles action, Gabe Velasco and Skyler Stevens teamed up for their first ever tourney. After defeating Miami in straight sets, they fell to Wagoner in a super tie break 10-12 in semi final action, before defeating Lincoln Christian to capture 3rd place. Christian Farris advanced to the consolation finals before falling to Pryor in a super tie breaker. Jayden Bowman and Josiah Clark also picked up their first win in doubles action defeating Pryor.
Today the Nowata HS Concert band earned an Excellent Rating (straight twos) on Stage for Concert Contest and a Superior Rating (a 1st place rating) in Sight Reading. I am very proud of my band. We have grown from 12 to 31 members and have earned the respect of our student body, staff, administrators, area directors, other bands and judges. Congratulations Nowata on a job well done. :) Jennifer Prince
The Lady Ironmen Tennis Team competed in the Jim Hollis Pryor Invitational today. The tourney included teams from Collinsville, Miami, Pryor, Tahlequah, Grove, Nowata, Lincoln Christian and Wagoner. In Doubles action, after a hard fought 8-10 super tie break loss to Pryor in semi-final play, Mackenzie Barnes and Morgan Hobbs captured 3rd Place with a 6-2, 7-5 victory over Lincoln Christian. Also in doubles action, Aiden Thompson and Allysa Barnes advances to the Consolation finals with a straight set win over Tahlequah before falling to Wagoner in the consolation championship. Macie Slocter in her first ever tournament action pulled off a thrilling 8-6 victory over Lincoln Christian Congrats Ladies on a great showing!!
Baseball tonight will be in Caney Valley. Double header starting at 4:30
Cherokee Nation Valedictorian and Salutatorian Scholarship is due March 31st. It is on-line and needs a letter from Ms. Wilson
Baseball for today has been postponed until tomorrow. We will announce at a later time the location. It will either be home or at Caney Valley.
Please attend parent teacher conferences tonight until 7:30.
Congratulations to Nowata's VEX Robotics teams!! Four of the five teams have qualified to make it to the State Championship in Catoosa on March 12th and 13th. They've qualified based on their highest skills scores during this season. Be sure to congratulate the kids, they are: The only High School team we have: Team 44044A - Prestige Worldwide: Connor Freeman, Natalie Scott, Austin Jackson, Savana Harris, Josh Herrera, Breauna Henson, Kylie Brunger The Middle School teams that are going to state: Team 44044B - Baby Yoda: Cole McAvoy, Mason Greathouse, Amelia Prince. Team 4044C - Nowatabotics: Faith Branstetter, Michael Prince, Ben Morris, Kaiden Miller, Chelo Prince. Team 44044D - Paralyzed Penguins: JJ Gipson, Jimmy Lewis, Jacob Forehand, Tytes Forehand. Also please Congratulate the one Middle School team that missed qualifying for the State Championship by 1 point! Team 44044E - Dream Crushers: Sariah Fike, Lynda Ortiz-Valez, Mashayla Brown.
Tulsa Welding School will be here Wednesday, March 4th at 12:45 to speak with juniors and seniors.
The ACT Bootcamp has been rescheduled for Wednesday, 2-26. All Juniors will attend. Tech students please stay on campus if you are a Junior.
Saturday School tomorrow, February 22, need to be at the school before 8:00 am
Congratulations Alexis Augustine, senior at Nowata High School was accepted the the Blinn-Bryan School of Engineering at Texas A & M. She will be majoring in Chemical Engineering. She plans to audition for the band as she plays alto sax. She also plans to tryout for the Olympic Recurve Team and Air Force ROTC. Alexis is a member of NHS Student Council, band, and National Honor Society and is an Oklahoma Academic Scholar. 👩🔬👩🎓🏹🎶🎷✈️
At this time, your child will be assessed on the following skills: shape recognition, color recognition, number recognition, recognizes first name, names letters in name, writes name, and letter identification. The purpose of this pre-screening is to give the teacher an opportunity to meet the family and create a bond with the student as well as parents. It also gives exposure to the pre-k environment- making it less threatening and increasing the likelihood of a positive start. To Make an Appointment please contact the office 918 -273 – 0771 There will be some evening appointments available for working parents.
Senior Night tonight. Immediately before the varsity girls games. Approximately 6pm
Nowata Public School is taking sealed bids on a 1992 Ford E150 Van that has been declared surplus. Van can be viewed at the bus barn parking lot on W. Ross St. between 8am and 2pm on February 11, 12 and 13 and until noon on February 14th. Bids will be due in the Superintendent's office by noon on Febryary 14, 2020 and will be opened at 1:00 pm.
Juniors, the ACT boot camp schedule for tomorrow has been postponed. If you are a tech student please go to tech tomorrow.
Our JV boys will be playing Commerces varsity boys tonight at 7pm. All proceeds go to the family of the Commerce student who passed away. Very proud of great kids and coaches for doing this!!
High School Basketball at Chelsea tonight. No JV girls JV boys 4:45 Varsity boys 6:30 Varsity Girls 8:15 It’s Chelsea’s homecoming and senior night.
Based on several factory of which improving road conditions is the most significant we Will be playing varsity basketball tonight at Copan. Girls start at 6:30 boys immediately after.
No School Thursday February 6th. Due to changing road conditions and continued illness. Stay safe and warm.
Due to the high number of students absent due to illness and the impending weather event Nowata Schools will be closed on Wednesday February 5th.
In recognition of Black History month, the high school students will take a viruial tour of the Tuskegee Arimen museum and a couple civis rights museams. We would welcome community input if you have anythign to share, contact the high school at (918)273-2221
Oops! Robotics is in Verdigris today. BA is next week.
What’s up on a Saturday? Natalie Scott is the new queen! Robotics is on the way to BrokenArrow! Varsity girls play for the Commerce Tournament Championship at 4:30 Just another Saturday for Nowata High School!
I misunderstood some earlier information. Our boys game tomorrow night has been cancelled. Our girls will play on the championship game at 4:30.
Remember boys play first tonight. Homecoming at 6. Boys game at 6:30. Hall of fame induction between games. Girls start roughy 8:15
Due to the tragic loss of a Commerce student, game times for tomorrow have changed. Varsity girls will start at 4:30 boys immediately after the girls game ends. Thank you for your understanding. It is a difficult time for the Commerce community. Please keep them in your thoughts and Prayers.
Due to rising concerns in the community, Grand Lake Mental Health is hosting a suicide prevention assembly on 2-4-20 from 1 to 1:30. Please return the form being sent home Thursday with your student if you DO NOT want them attending.
Don’t forget Saturday! Varsity girls and boys play in the Championship games of the Commerce tournament. Girls start at 6 boys 7:30.
Homecoming Friday night. We will crown the queen at 6pm. Boys will play first. Hall of fame inductions between games.
Big day for Nowata High School. Swing by the High School and check out the robotics competition. Varsity girls and boys play for championships tonight at the NEO tournament. Girls at 6 boys at 7:30.
Boys and girls are in the semi-finals tonight at NEO. Girls at 6:00, boys at 9:00. Let’s go!!
Girls start at 6 boys 7:30 at the NEO tournament!! Good luck to both.
NEO Tournament begins tomorrow. Girls play at 6 boys play at 7:30. Please visit neoathletics.com for updated bracket information as well as locations and maps.
Tomorrow the 10th grade will be touring tri county tech. We’ll leave at 8:30am. We will be back by lunch.
The following students did very will at the honors band competition. Congratulations to them and Ms. Prince. Congratulations to: Mattie Wright 8th chair Clarinet HS Band Alexis Augustine 5th chair A. Sax HS Band Kamra Campbell 1st alt Clarinet HS Band Sylas McGuire 1st alt Bari Sax HS Band Chelo Prince 1st Chair Baritone 7th Gr Band Justin Phelps 6th Chair A. Sax 7th Gr Band.
We will be doing an OPNA survey in February. Please see the documents section of our website to view the consent form.
👀👀👀👀😲😀 Just Sayin!!
Middle School Dance February 13th 6-8p.m.
Keep your 👀 and 👂 open today. Super excited for today!! 👍😊👌😊👊😲
Mr. Tanner be like 👀 all day Monday!!
The Commerce Tournament championship games for our varsity girls and boys basketball teams have been rescheduled due to weather conditions. They will be played February 1st. We will post game times when we have them confirmed.
Nowata public schools is monitoring he weather. Our local fire department is in direct contact with us. Safety will be the first priority.
Girls play 4pm in Commerce. When they win they advance to the finals!!
Girls start at 7pm boys immediately following the girls game. See you in Commerce.
Game Day!! Girls 6:30 Boys 8:00 See you in Barnsdall
On Jan 7th we will be hosting a challenge day in conjunction with the Cheroke Nation. This will include 100 of our students. We will focus on 9th and 11th grades.It is a character education type of event. Please contact the office if you do not want your child involved.
Nowata High School December Students of the month: Aiden Thompson and Hunter Kincade
Book Fair in Middle School Library December 9-13.
Nowata Christmas Parade December 7
High School Choir at Glass Mansion December 7
Ty Hewitt Memorial Basketball Tournament December 9 through 14
December 3, 2019. Third Grade Music Program at 6:00 p.m. Fifth Grade Music Program at 7:00 p.m.
Tomorrow our Seniors will get thier graduation information from Jostens at 1pm, Sophomores meet with Jostens at 12pm to recieve class ring information. You are welcome to attend with your student if you would like to.
We are wanting to have fun and enjoy Halloween at the High School. Students are allowed to wear costumes if they pay $1 to Student Council. Please help them stay as close to the dress code as possible. We will ask the them to adjust their costume if needed.
Update on Monster Run: K - 3 will run inside the old gym. Please make sure the kids wear appropriate shoes (we will have to make them take off boots, etc... since the floors are refinished.) 4-8 grades will still run the course outside.
Local authorities have done an excellent job. We have been given the all clear. The lock down is over. I sincerely appreciate the cooperation from all students, staff, parents, authorities and the community.
Nowata schools in a lock down. There is no threat on campus. We are simply taking precautions based on an event not far from school that should be over shortly.
Just for clarification there is a football game tomorrow Monday the 14 at Chelsea. Kickoff at 5:30.
The Junior High Football game with Chelsea on 10-15 has been moved to Chelsea. 6pm kickoff.
169 is flooded south of town near roads 27 and 28. Please be careful
Letter jacket orders are tomorrow They can be ordered later by phone as well. A $100 dollar deposit is required to order. They will be on campus at 1pm
Check out the EVENTS tab for all the happenings at Nowata Public Schools.