News From Around the District

All Pryor Public Schools will be in session Friday, April 19th.  
Teacher Appreciation Game

Principal Bradley Bates threw out the first pitch during the April 17th Teacher Appreciation event at the Pryor High School baseball game against Coweta. Mr. Bates is drawing to a close his 40 year teaching career later this year.

summer explore
Attention Parents of 6th Graders:

Pryor Public Schools is excited to announce that Summer Explore has expanded to include STEM and project based learning opportunities open to every 6th grader. During the month of June, weekly projects will be offered and learners may choose to participate in as many of these projects as desired. 

Each project will be limited to 14 learners, so please complete the online enrollment form as quickly as possible. Sessions will be held Monday-Thursday, from 8:00am-12:00pm. Breakfast and lunch will be provided, and transportation to and from the session can be provided if needed. Contact Dusty Harrison for more information,
The following options are available:

June 3rd-6th: Launch! Learners will design, construct and test a small boat while learning about Math, Science, and English Language Arts concepts as well as water safety.

June 10th-13th: Park Redesign. Learners will use Math, Science and English Language Arts concepts to redesign a local park and build a model to present to city officials for consideration.

June 17th-20th:
Build A Beehive. Learners will design, construct and donate a small beehive while learning about Math, Science and English Language Arts concepts as well as the local need for bees.

June 24th-27th: The History of Pryor Creek, A Documentary. Learners will research and create a documentary about our local history using Journalism, History and English Language Arts concepts.

District Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to Kristin Speakman for being named Pryor Public Schools District Teacher of the Year 2019!

FFA Student Cuts Hair For Labor Auction

by Jeffrey Neighbors

As an FFA member, auctioning off your physical labor is an annual occurrence with few peculiarities about it. The labor auction serves as a way for the FFA to raise money to fund their trips to competitions. Businesses such as the Mayes County Farm Bureau and Kubota as well as local farmers attend the labor auction. However this year at Pryor’s FFA labor auction, the most notable crop was that of senior TJ Cornelius.


Roosevelt Elementary Chosen As State School of Character
Jeffrey Neighbors

by Jeffrey Neighbors

For the last decade, Roosevelt Elementary has upheld the “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” with such a high emphasis on leadership, integrity, and proactivity that they have been able to achieve status as a State School of Character (SOC) in addition to being the first Lighthouse school in Oklahoma. This new status also makes Pryor the first school district in Oklahoma to have all of its schools recognized as SOCs. To be considered for the list of 2019 SOCs, Roosevelt had to submit an application to with criteria such as level of involvement, uniqueness, significant impact, and transferability along with other requirements.

2019 Graduates of Distinction
Pryor High School proudly introduces the 2019 Graduates of Distinction.

press release