News From Around the District

Mayes County Hope4Youth
The Mayes County Hope4Youth will be hosting a "help for parents" seminar on February 19th at Lincoln Elementary School. Doors open at 6:00pm. Missy Nichols will be the guest speaker. There will be FREE dinner, FREE childcare, and FREE resources.

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.

Lighting Up The World of DNA With blueGel by MiniPCRJeffrey Neighbors
by Jeffrey Neighbors
Students working with bluegel
In an age of growing demand for jobs in STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math), it is imperative to ensure students are prepared for elevated levels of math and science beyond the classroom. To prepare PHS students for college classes, biology teachers Aimee McKinzie and Jodee Pate are giving students hands on lab experiences studying PCR (Polymerase chain reaction). With assistance from an approximately $15,000 investment by the school board and Dr. Raleigh, PHS learners will now know how to use equipment that most high school students don't meet until college science labs.

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