Dale Bledsoe
Contact: Sarah Julian Email: sarah.julian@opsrc.net Phone: 405-212-4802 ext. 105 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Yale students take learning to next level Test scores surpass expectations YALE, OK— Yale Public School students just received results from their spring NWEA MAP testing, and the scores show a level of growth of which any district would be proud. Yale students showed more progress than any school in Oklahoma during the winter, and they are on pace to show similar growth for the end of the year. District administrators attribute the students’ success to hard work from all stakeholders. Superintendent Dale Bledsoe, said, “I am proud of the effort our staff put forth to make this past year a success, but I’m equally proud of our students and their incredible achievements.” What is the NWEA MAP test? To best gauge individual students’ progress, Yale uses the Northwest Evaluation Association’s (NWEA) Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) test, a nationally respected assessment that measures what students currently know. The test gauges both student achievement and growth, and based on this data, teachers can see exactly what students are ready to learn next. Students are assessed three times per year, and NWEA assigns a "projected growth" amount based on national averages of students with similar demographics and at a similar grade level. How did Yale students perform? Yale’s student achievement increased in some grades nearly 20% in reading and math: an indication that solid learning is occurring and a reason to celebrate. Performance at this level is significant because this kind of growth is not common. In each grade level, multiple classrooms show impressive growth that far exceeded NWEA's typical projections: In almost every Yale Elementary School grade, students grew more than 90% of students in schools around the nation in reading. This means that Yale students are growing at a faster rate than their peers across the U.S.. In some grades, students grew almost two years in reading in just one academic year. Sixth, 7th and 8th grade Yale Middle School students performed better in reading than 99% of schools in the nation. In each grade, students showed an average growth of 3.3 years in reading in just one school year. --more-- In math, Yale Elementary students grew more than 73% of schools in the nation on average. Kindergarten and first grades students showed more growth than over 90% of schools in the U.S.. Yale Middle School students collectively grew more than 80% of schools around the nation and grew almost 1.5 years within one school year. “We implemented continual data analysis and developed a differentiated intervention program to meet all students’ needs,” Bledsoe said. “Now we are seeing that work pay off, and these strategies will help us continue reaching for academic excellence for all our students.” ###
7 days ago, Dale Bledsoe
Heather Bledsoe
Basketball Skills is currently offered to all students interested in playing basketball next year (this is actually great for any sport). Jr. High meets at 4 PM and HS at 6 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Homer Ray Gymnasium. Contact Coach Moore if you have questions.
13 days ago, Heather Bledsoe
Sara Pitts
Parents: We have many cafeteria bills still due. Please check your email (if school has this) and your mail this week. Please make payment to Yale Public Schools as soon as possible. Payment can be made through myschoolbucks.com with your VISA, Mastercard, Discover or Debit card. If payment has been sent, please disregard this post. If not, we would appreciate your payment as soon as possible. If the full amount cannot be made, please call Sara Pitts at 918-387-2434 Option 3, and make arrangements to have this paid no later than JUNE 10, 2019 AT 3:00 P.M.
14 days ago, Sara Pitts
Tammy Huff
Yale Public Schools will closed Monday May 27, 2019 for Memorial Day.
24 days ago, Tammy Huff
Heather Bledsoe
Yale's youth basketball camp was a success! Thank you to our coaches for investing in the children of our community.
25 days ago, Heather Bledsoe
Heather Bledsoe
School may be out, but Summer Academy is in full swing. Thank you teachers for your dedication!
26 days ago, Heather Bledsoe
Audrey Jordan
Congratulations, senior class of 2019!
27 days ago, Audrey Jordan
Sara Pitts
School is officially out; however, we still have lunch accounts needing end-of-the-year payments. Lunch statements will go out in mail again on Monday, May 13, 2019. You can stop by the Central office in the high school and pay, OR you can mail a check to 315 E. Chicago, Yale, OK 74085, OR you can pay through your myschoolbucks.com account. Payments should be made as soon as possible. If payment arrangements need to be made, please contact Sara Pitts at 918-387-2434 Option 3. Thank you for your cooperation.
about 1 month ago, Sara Pitts
Yale School District
Yale Elementary has ten available spots for summer school. If you're interested, please come in or call Monday to reserve your student a spot. Summer school starts May 14th from 8:30-11:30.
about 1 month ago, Yale School District
Sara Pitts
Yay!! School is officially out; however, we still have lunch accounts needing end-of-the-year payments. Lunch statements will go out in mail again on Monday, May 13, 2019. You can stop by the Central office in the high school and pay, OR you can mail a check to 315 E. Chicago, Yale, OK 74085, OR you can pay through your myschoolbucks.com account. Payments should be made as soon as possible. If payment arrangements need to be made, please contact Sara Pitts at 918-387-2434 Option 3. Thank you for your cooperation.
about 1 month ago, Sara Pitts
Sara Pitts
Yay!! School is officially out; however, we still have lunch accounts needing end-of-the-year payments. Lunch statements will go out in mail again on Monday, May 13, 2019. You can stop by the Central office in the high school and pay, OR you can mail a check to 315 E. Chicago, Yale, OK 74085, OR you can pay through your myschoolbucks.com account. Payments should be made as soon as possible. If payment arrangements need to be made, please contact Sara Pitts at 918-387-2434 Option 3. Thank you for your cooperation.
about 1 month ago, Sara Pitts
Yale School District
It is crazy to think it is a week before these kiddos graduate from 5th grade. It seems like August was just a month or two ago! They all agree that the school year has flown by! Good luck, 5th grade friends! I know that you will love Junior High! -Mrs. Endicott
about 1 month ago, Yale School District
Dale Bledsoe
We are not releasing the students early, but you may pick them up if you would like.
about 1 month ago, Dale Bledsoe
Dale Bledsoe
We have been given the all clear sign.
about 1 month ago, Dale Bledsoe
Dale Bledsoe
Parents when we release the students form shelter in place. Please feel free to pick up your child at the elementary it has been a long day already. The kids are handling this extremely well.
about 1 month ago, Dale Bledsoe
Dale Bledsoe
Yale still has shelter in place. I was just informed another storm is behind this one. We will have shelter in place for a 15 more minutes. Thank you for your patient.
about 1 month ago, Dale Bledsoe
Dale Bledsoe
Yale students are in the shelter areas until 12:35.
about 1 month ago, Dale Bledsoe
Yale School District
Yale School will not be answering phones because we are in the storm shelter.
about 1 month ago, Yale School District
Yale School District
The tornado warning has been issued in Yale. Students are in shelter until we get the al clear warning.
about 1 month ago, Yale School District
Sara Pitts
Counting today, April 29, 2019 we have 9 days of school left. Please check your mail and your student’s backpack for statements. The last day to charge lunch is May 1st. Lunch charges should be paid in full by the last day of school May 10th. If payment arrangements need to be made, please contact Sara Pitts at 918-387-2434 Option 3. Thank you for your cooperation.
about 1 month ago, Sara Pitts
Audrey Jordan
The new link for our gradebook is https://ok.wengage.com/Yale - we are currently working no getting our links fixed.
about 1 month ago, Audrey Jordan
Audrey Jordan
HS sports banquet is tonight at 6:30 in the cafeteria
about 1 month ago, Audrey Jordan
Yale School District
Excited for our students who will be taking Drivers Education this summer.
about 1 month ago, Yale School District
Yale School District
Congratulations to junior, Cole Kilpatrick who won 1st place at CareerTech's state truck driving competition. #excellencehappenshere
about 1 month ago, Yale School District
Tammy Huff
Congratulations High School & Elementary Track High School Ashely McKinney, Bailey Beaver & Avery Riley placed 6th in the 400 relay Kayleigh Montgomery placed 6th in the Shot Andrew Crowe placed 5th in the 100 meter & 400 meter dash and 6th in the 200 meter dash Elementary Jayle Sanders, Jaidyn Teal, Cameryn Crowe & Rylee Reece placed 5th in the 400 relay and 6th in the 800 relay Brice Bledsoe placed 5th in the 800 meter and 6th in the mile Teagan Minney placed 6th in the long jump
about 1 month ago, Tammy Huff
Tammy Huff
Baseball districts tomorrow, Wed. 4-16-19 at Ripley Game 1 11:00 Yale vs Glencoe Game 2 1:00 Ripley vs loser of Game 1 Game 3 3:00 Ripley vs winner of Game 1 Thusday 4-17-19 Game @ Ripley 1:00
2 months ago, Tammy Huff
Audrey Jordan
View our 2017-18 school report card here: https://www.oklaschools.com/district/523/
2 months ago, Audrey Jordan
Yale School District
Yale Elementary announced the 5th grade Valedictorian and Salutatorians this morning. Our Vals: Brice Bledsoe, Aubrey Moore, and Gracelyn Johnson. Our Sals: Cameryn Crowe and Clint Patterson. Congratulations 5th graders on your achievements!
2 months ago, Yale School District
Tammy Huff
OBI Blood Drive at Yale High School starting at 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Oklahoma Blood Institute has challenged us to get 28 donations. For those who donate in the community, you will be able to donate at your next blood drive in the summer. All donors will receive a free t-shirt and be entered into winning a flat safe tornado shelter. Walk-Ins are welcome.
2 months ago, Tammy Huff
Tammy Huff
Yale FFA Tomato Plant Sale $3.00 each. There are several varieties including: Celebrity, Better Boy, Beefy Boy, Cherry, Arkansas Traveler, Brandy Wine and Cherokee Purple. Contact Mitchell Fuss to make arrangements to pick up plants at 918-633-8400
2 months ago, Tammy Huff
Tammy Huff
JH Baseball game for today, April 9th has been cancelled.
2 months ago, Tammy Huff
Audrey Jordan
Bristow Tabouleh Fest is holding a chalk art contest for ages 16 and up on May 11. Entry form available here: https://www.taboulehfest.com/uploads/7/9/8/0/79802266/2019-chalk-art-contest.pdf
2 months ago, Audrey Jordan
Tammy Huff
The JH softball game for today, April 8 has been cancelled.
2 months ago, Tammy Huff
Yale School District
Todays High School baseball game is cancelled.
2 months ago, Yale School District
Tammy Huff
Calendar of events: April 4th Pre K & K to Wondertorium April 5th HS Track @ Okemah April 8th HS BB vs Hominy/Preston, JH SB vs Ripley April 9th HS BB vs Carney, HS Track @ Warner, JH SB vs Morrison, 1st grade to Wondertorium April 10th Blood Drive @ HS, Elem Track @ Perkins April 11th HS BB @ Morrison Tourney April 12th HS Track @ Chandler, FFA Calf Fry/Labor Auction Multi Purpose Bldg April 13th Prom @ Tidewater Winery 7-10:00 p.m. April 14th JH/HS BB vs Olive April 16th HS Track @ Deer Creek-Lamont, JH BB vs Keystone, 2nd & 3rd Grade to Gathering Place April 17th Elem Track @ Deer Creek-Lamont April 19th HS Track @ Konowa, SR Pictures Due to paper April 22nd JH/HS Track @ Covington, 4th & 5th Grade to Science Museum April 23rd Elem Land Run, HS Sports Banquet 6:30 p.m. Multi-Purpose Bldg April 24th Bobby the Boat PK-2nd Boat Safety April 25th Elem Track & Field Day April 27th HS Track Regionals April 29th Rain Date for Elem Track & Field Day April 30th FFA State Convention, Elem Farm 2 You walk thru exhibits (need parent volunteers, contact the elementary office) May 1st Elementary inflatable party, Elem Land Run Rain Date May 2nd JH/HS Awards Assembly 9:00 a.m.Homer Ray Gym, Spring Band Concert 7:00 p.m. May 3rd FFA Banquet 6:30 May 7th Kindergarten Graduation 6:00 Homer Ray Gym May 9th Elem Awards Assembly 8:30 a.m., 5th Grade Graduation 6:00 p.m. Homer Ray Gym May 10th Senior Breakfast, Last Day of School May 11th Senior Graduation 10:00 a.m. Homer Ray Gym
3 months ago, Tammy Huff
Dale Bledsoe
The Yale Board of Education and I would like to thank the Yale community for electing to pass the bond for improvements to our buildings. We want to continue working together to provide our students with an excellent education.
3 months ago, Dale Bledsoe
Tammy Huff
Just a reminder that we will be out of school on the following Fridays! April 5, 12,19, 26 and May 3, 2019
3 months ago, Tammy Huff
Yale School District
Election day, Please vote
3 months ago, Yale School District
Yale School District
Beginning March 27, you will have the opportunity to participate in the online Oklahoma Nine Essential Elements Survey. This survey allows you to share your views on important elements of school effectiveness. Your participation in the family portion of the survey will help us understand the conditions at your child’s school and guide improvement. Parent Survey https://tinyurl.com/NineElements-Parent Parent Survey Spanish Version https://tinyurl.com/NineElements-Spanish *If you have students in both the elementary and the junior high, you make take the survey twice to provide feedback for each site.
3 months ago, Yale School District
Yale School District
An open to the public, informational meeting about the upcoming School Bond will be held on Thursday, March 28 at 6:30 PM in the Elementary Cafeteria. This meeting will provide an opportunity for you to ask our administration, the bonding company, and board members questions.
3 months ago, Yale School District
Tammy Huff
HS Baseball schedule has changed today, game is at Hominy, 4:30
3 months ago, Tammy Huff
Yale School District
Congratulations to our FFA members competing at OYE: Cooper Martin won his class with his shorthorn. Audrey Martin won her class and was Reserve Division Champion with her Maintainer.
3 months ago, Yale School District
Yale School District
Congratulations to the high school baseball team for winning the Prue Baseball Tournament today!
3 months ago, Yale School District
Audrey Jordan
We’re thrilled to announce Yale Public Schools' new app! Access sports scores, cafeteria menus, news updates, even emergency notifications. Download the app on Android: http://bit.ly/2MVWtAK or iPhone: https://apple.co/2MVPjga
3 months ago, Audrey Jordan
Yale School District
Joby Bush signed with Western Oklahoma state university’s Rodeo Team and has revived a scholarship for his talents as a roper. Congratulations!
3 months ago, Yale School District
Yale School District
Welcome to the new website and app!
3 months ago, Yale School District
Dale Bledsoe
Yale Schools would like to welcome News Channel 4 to our school. Our Music Teacher/Band Director, Mike Arnold was nominated for the What Makes Your School Great segment. The interview will air on Channel 4 News on Thursday, October 11th at 6:00 p.m.
8 months ago, Dale Bledsoe