ENROLLMENT- Yale Families, if you have not completed your online enrollment yet, please do so soon. The first day of school is next Thursday, Aug. 13 and we would like to have schedules and class rolls completed so we can share those with you before then. Reminder: if you are choosing the virtual learning option, please let your school’s principal know so we can get you enrolled. We look forward to seeing you soon!
On Tuesday, August 11th from 5:00-7:00, Yale Junior/ Senior High School would like to provide an opportunity for all incoming 6th grade students and any new students in grades 7-12 to come take a short tour of the campus. Tours will be set up on 10 minute intervals, so scheduling in advance is needed. Please call Mr. Kennedy at 918-387-2118 to set up your appointment/tour.
Tonight, the YPS Board of Education voted to require all employees and all students in grades 4th-12th to wear facecovers during school. This was not an easily made decision. Much debate and deliberation occured; however, we believe this is the safest way to return to in-person instruction. It is important for the school and community to work hand-in-hand as we send our children back to school.
We hope that enrollment has gone smoothly for everyone! As the start day of school approaches and your family has made the decision on what school will look like for you: tradition or virtual, please enroll online for either option. Once enrolled , contact Mr. Kennedy via email : firstname.lastname@example.org to let him know if your 6th-12th grade student has choosen to go virtual. If your student is in grades PK- 5th and decided to use our virtual platform, please contact Mrs. Nickell via email: email@example.com. As always, we can answer any questions you may have by reaching out to us.
A lunch application and letter, along with a self addressed envelope is being mailed out today and tomorrow (July 30, 31, 2020). Please complete the lunch application and return to the Central office located in the high school. You may complete the application online, but will need to print and bring to school.
ENROLLMENT UPDATE: Our online enrollment was scheduled to open today, however our provider, Gateway, is having some technical issues and we are delaying sending out our enrollment link. We have been in communication and working on correcting the issue. We hope to have it resolved soon and will be sending sending out the link when that happens.
Welcome to all new Yale Elementary students, especially those in Pr-K and K! We would like to invite you to tour our building. Tours will be Aug 5-7 from 10 am until 2 pm. To maintain social distancing, please signup for a spot using one of the links below. We look forward to seeing you! If you have any questions please email Mrs. Nickell at firstname.lastname@example.org For Pre-K tours with Mrs. Kathy, sign up here: https://tinyurl.com/y65xkjs2 For K tours with Ms. Creech, sign up here: https://tinyurl.com/yyxtmqao All other grades with Mrs. Nickell, sign up here: https://tinyurl.com/y6gm69ba
Yale High School volleyball practice will begin Monday morning at 9:00 AM in the new gym for any girl in grades 9-12 that are interested in playing. Players will need physicals. Masks are encouraged, social distancing encouraged, and players should bring their own drink. Junior high practice will begin at a later date.
Beginning Monday, July 6th, voluntary athletic workouts will be available to any junior high athlete that is interested. Male athletes can workout with Coach Ray outside at the football field on Mondays at 6:00, Wednesdays at 4:00 and Fridays at 6:00. Female athletes can workout with Coach Lagasse in the new gym on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings. Gym workouts with Coach Lagasse must be prearranged, so please email her to schedule a time. Alagasse@yale.k12.ok.us. All athletes must bring their own drink and are strongly encouraged to socially distance from each other.
Yale High School graduation is tomorrow morning at 10:00 at the football field. Those attending are encouraged to bring a lawn chair, wear a mask, and social distance.
Beginning Friday morning, Coach Lagasse’s workouts for the high school girls will be in the new gym. Times must be scheduled in advance since only 4 athletes are allowed to enter the gym at a time. Please contact Coach Lagasse to reserve your spot. Alagasse@yale.k12.ok.us Social distancing will be enforced.
Coach Whatley will begin voluntary workouts for the high school softball girls. The workouts will be held at the football field on Tuesday evenings from 6-8 pm and on Thursday mornings from 9-11 am. The first workout will be held on Thursday, June 11. Social distancing will be enforced.
2019-2020 yearbooks will be available for purchase before and after the graduation ceremony on June 13, 2020. Pre-ordered yearbooks will also be available for pickup!
August 13, 2020 will be YPS's first day of school. Yale is planning on resuming to a "normal" school day as of now. Things may change, but we will not change the start date unless forced by the OSDE. Please follow the link for the full 20-21 calendar. https://www.yale.k12.ok.us/o/yale-school-district/documents
June Sports Workout Schedule ALL WORKOUTS ARE COMPLETELY VOLUNTARY Outdoor workouts will begin June 1 June workouts will be for high school athletes only Social distancing will be applied Coaches will wear masks; athletes are encouraged to wear a mask Hand washing and use of hand sanitizer will be strongly encouraged. Athletes must bring their own drinks that are marked with their name Coach Ray will have outdoor workouts for summer pride every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 6:00-7:00 PM at the football field for all high school male athletes. Coach Lagasse will have outdoor workouts at the football field from 9:00-10:00 AM every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for all female high school athletes. OSSAA has a meeting planned for June 9. It is expected that more clearly defined guidelines will be approved at this meeting to allow for indoor activities. We will plan to follow these guidelines and hopefully be able to open the weight-room and the gym for workouts after that meeting. More information will be released at that time.
PK-10th grade students: grades are being mailed this week, please look for them in the mail. 11th and 12th grade students: grades will be mailed after we receive grades from Central Tech. Thank you!
Anyone that has items that need to be returned to the school, such as textbooks, library books, uniforms, etc.. can drop those items off at the front door of the high school between 9-2 Monday through Thursday through the month of May.
Tristen Minney has received a room scholarship to SWOSU in Weatherford. CongratulationsTristen!!
Friday, May 8 will be the last day for students in grades 6-12 to turn in their distance learning assignments. We plan to try and send out report cards next week.
We have had a lot of questions about Kindergarten and 5th grade graduation. We are going to hold a special ceremony for each class when school starts again in August. We will send out more information as the new school year approaches.
The graduation ceremony for the YHS Class of 2020 will be held at 10 AM on Saturday, June 13, 2020 at McGee Football Field. We will follow CDC guidelines that are in place at that time.
Bulldog Families: We have numerous outstanding lunch balances. We realize at this time lives may be extremely uncertain, but need to get the balances paid on or before May 29, 2020. Payments can be made by cash, check, money order or through myschoolbucks.com (a fee is charged if MSB is used). If you need to make other payment arrangements or to check your balance, please contact Sara Pitts, 918-387-2434 Ext. 2022 as soon as possible. Any balance will carry over into the next school year. Be Safe Bulldogs!!🐾
Sophomores, your deadline for applying for Oklahoma's Promise is June 30th. Please make sure you get your application submitted. You don’t want to miss out on this great opportunity. If you have questions, email email@example.com
Many questions have been asked about the Yale High School graduation. More and more information is coming out daily about the current pandemic. The school has been attempting to collect the thoughts of the graduating class. The May 16 graduation date has not been altered yet; however, a decision will be made on April 29 to either keep the date or postpone until a later date can be determined. Thank you for your patience.
Congratulations go to Grace Richards. She has been awarded the MFA Foundation Scholarship in the amount of $2,000. Great job!!
Student’s items that have been left at school in lockers can be picked up this evening until 7:00.
Locker pick up today from 9-12, Please come pick up your child’s items.
This is just a reminder that students/parents will have an opportunity to pick up personal items from school today from 4-7 and tomorrow from 9-12 and 4-7. Please remain in your vehicles and give your child’s name and grade to the person at the door. Stay safe!
Pre-K Enrollment Information- To reserve a spot in the 2020-2021 PK class, email Mrs. Nickell at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include guardians’ names, student’s name, student’s date of birth, and contact information (address and phone number.) Paperwork for full enrollment will be completed at a later time.
Yale students and families can pick up personal belongings left at school this Wednesday (4/15) and Thursday (4/16.) Each day there will be two time blocks from 9am to 12pm and from 4pm to 7 pm. At the elementary, please pull around to the back gym doors. At the JH/HS, please use the front doors.
Unfortunately, due to the current situation, the Yale High School Prom has been cancelled for this year. Money will be refunded to those students that have already purchased their tickets. We hope everyone is staying safe!!
Distance learning assignments for JH & HS students are now available on both the app and website: https://www.yale.k12.ok.us/o/yale-school-district/page/distance-learning--33
PK-5 learning packets will be delivered tomorrow after 1:00. If you child has a library book that they'd like to return, then this would be a good time to do so. Hang the book in a plastic bag near the mailbox and we'll grab them when packets are dropped off. Otherwise, we will have a drop point at the school at a later date.
Congratulations, Katelynn Williams. She has been awarded the President’s Leadership Class Scholarship to Connors State College. The scholarship is a full tuition waiver. Great job Katelynn!! We are proud of you.
As we prepare to begin distance learning next week, please ensure that you have downloaded the Yale Public Schools app and enabled push notifications, so you can stay up-to-date with the latest info from YPS. https://5il.co/egvm
For grades PK-5, a one time work packets will be delivered on April 6th by bus route to students. Included in the packets will be letters from teachers, resources, everything needed to continue the school year. More info will be coming. We hope that you are staying safe and healthy during this time.
Yale family, We hope that everyone is staying safe. Starting Mon, April 6 students in grades 6-12 will be able to get their class assignments at www.yale.k12.ok.us Work will be posted every Monday for the next 6 weeks. More info will be coming. Families, do your best with the situation that is at hand.
The State of OK has mandated that we provide distance learning to our students. We will have more detailed information availble by April 3. We are taking steps to make sure everyone will be able to complete assignments with or without internet service. Thanks for your patience.
State Superintendent Hofmeister said OK's public schools should not return to their physical classrooms for the remainder this semester. She'll ask the state BOE on Wed. to waive instructional day & year requirements & allow schools to serve students remotely as of 4/6/20.
Beginning on Monday, March 23 from 10 AM-2 PM, YPS students may come to the front doors of the HS and pick up a meal bag. If additional help is needed, please call the school or your local church. We will work together to find a way to help you.
The State Election Board has postponed the April 7th School Board Election until June 30th.
OK has postponed school until April 6. There are many questions, but information is changing too rapidly for us to answer correctly. Let us be patient as this is uncharted territory for us all. We will update our app & FB regularly. I pray God gives us the wisdom we need.
We hope everyone has an excellent and safe Spring Break. We know in the past 48 hours information reguarding Covid-19 has been evolving. At this time, YPS will return to class on March 23 as regularly scheduled.
Tomorrow is the last day to pre-order a 2019-2020 yearbook! Forms available on campus or here: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/558256/Yearbook_Order_Form.pdf
Our very own Ms. Stevphanie Ballard was featured in the Stillwater News Press! Last month we showed you our new sensory path from the grant Mya’s Promise. Please read more about the grant and the items she was able to add to her classroom. Thank you Ms. Ballard for all the work you do for our students!
Juniors and seniors - prom ticket prices go UP after March 15! Pay by the end of this week to get $5 off. More info here: https://www.yale.k12.ok.us/article/190649?org=yale-school-district
Looking for a way to build your vocabulary skills? Check out www.freerice.com. This site provides vocabulary, math, German, geography, and science practice. Answer questions right and trigger a payment to the World Food Program to help in saving/changing lives around the world.
High school baseball games at Agra have been cancelled for today.
Junior high baseball games at Keystone have been cancelled for today
Parents we need your help to prevent the spread of contagious germs. Encourage hand washing and the use of sanitizer which we have placed in public areas and in the classrooms. Additionally, please make sure that your student is fever free for 24 hours without medication before sending them to school. We believe attendance is incredibly important; however, we need to make sure we are keeping our school safe and healthy. The state department also sent out a letter detailing what we can do to help prevent sickness. Please click on the link to read: https://sde.ok.gov/newsblog/2020-03-02/coronavirus-resources-and-guidance
Don't forget to pre-order your yearbook by March 13! Forms are available on campus or here: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/558256/Yearbook_Order_Form.pdf
TEST PREP Doing well on any test requires practice. If you put in the time, you'll improve. Follow the link to practice for the ASVAB, GED, ACT and more! https://www.okcollegestart.org/College_Planning/Test_Prep/Test_Prep.aspx
Junior high/high school: tomorrow (Friday) is HAT DAY. Pay $1 to wear your hat inside! See Ms. Jordan or Ms. Peterman during flex or HS breakfast.
Our second grade classes participated in the Payne County Farm Bureau coloring contest. All students received a certificate for Cane’s and gift from Chick-fil-A. Our first place winner was Ava Moore, she received a backpack full of goddies! Our second place winner, Gracey Morphew and third place winner Chase Perry (not pictured) received a Dr. Seuss book. Nice job, Bulldogs! 🎨 🖍
In need of a prom dress? Info on local dress giveaways here: https://www.yale.k12.ok.us/article/196679?org=yale-school-district
Prom tickets on sale now! More info here: https://www.yale.k12.ok.us/article/190649?org=yale-school-district
ACT Practice Question of the Day: Work on that higher ACT score every day by building practice into your daily routine. http://kaplanquizzes.com/act/
The junior class is selling Yale spirit Popsockets for $12 to raise money for prom! See Ms. Jordan (email@example.com) or Mrs. Peterman to purchase.
Parent Teacher Conferences begin tonight from 3-7 PM. They will continue on Thursday from 3-7 PM. We look forward to seeing each of our students' family members!
Friday, February 14 home high school basketball games will start at regular times. JV boys at 5:00, senior night ceremony at 6:00,and varsity girls starting at 6:30 with varsity boys following.
School for Wednesday, February 5, 2020 has been cancelled due to weather. Stay safe and stay warm. Enjoy the day!
Check out the YPS Yearbook Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/Yale-Public-Schools-Yearbook-109378807279205/
Activity photos and senior picture retakes for the yearbook are tomorrow, Tuesday 1/28. If seniors want to be in activity photos, then they must be present.
PRESS RELEASE The Yale School District takes the safety of its students very seriously and does everything it can to provide a safe learning environment. This morning, January 23, 2020, law enforcement met a student in the parking lot as he arrived at school. The student was informed that his vehicle would be searched. The student voluntarily told them that he had a rifle in the vehicle. Law enforcement was not searching his vehicle for a rifle, but for other nonrelated items. Law enforcement immediately located and took possession of the rifle. Appropriate action is being taken against the student. At no time were any students, patrons or employees in danger. The District wishes to thank law enforcement for their actions in this matter. The District cannot comment further because of privacy laws.
Glencoe tournament brackets (1/23-1/25) are available here: https://www.yale.k12.ok.us/o/yale-school-district/browse/98358
Our network at the elementary is up and running. The phones are working again. Thank you for being patient!
At the elementary, we are updating our internet network. This is requires restart on our internet, which will not allow our phones to work. The high school phones will still continue to work and staff up there can still get ahold of us if needed. You can always email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. We will let you know when our phones are back online. Thank you for understanding.
Yearbook senior page forms & ad order forms are due this Friday 1/17. More information here: https://www.yale.k12.ok.us/article/178018?org=yale-school-district
Yale High School basketball games at Ripley have been cancelled for today.
Junior high students - meet in the old gym for flex tomorrow (Tues 1/7).
Happy New Year! Our second semester begins January 7, 2020. We look forward to seeing everyone back in class!
The school cafeteria will be open at 4:00 to anyone that would like to come together as a school and community in this time of grief and sorrow.
Wonderful Winter Reads for Kids of All Ages-- https://blog.ixl.com/2016/12/01/wonderful-winter-reads-for-kids-of-all-ages/
Winter break is the perfect time to catch up on all that reading. Find a book to read as a whole family or have everyone make their own choice. Then set aside time for everyone to get reading! (This is an activity that pairs perfectly with mugs of hot cocoa and marshmallows.)
Elementary report cards went home in today's Thursday folders. Report cards for students in grades 6-12 will go home on Thursday, January 9th. Merry Christmas!!
Preparing for the ACT® Test: Follow the link for Full-Length Practice ACT Test, including the Optional Writing Test, Information about the Multiple-Choice and Writing Tests, Test-Taking Strategies, and What to Expect on Test Day. https://bit.ly/2dpZsjA
Oklahoma's Promise offers qualified Oklahoma students an opportunity to earn a scholarship for college tuition. (Must be an Oklahoma resident. Must enroll in the 8th, 9th or 10th grade. The parents' federal adjusted gross income must not exceed $55K per year.) https://bit.ly/2T3mHmF
Use this tool to help you decide which path will lead you to success. Read each question and think about your interests, wants and needs. Answer “yes” or “no” and follow the corresponding arrows to help you reveal the school that may be best for you. https://bit.ly/35xBUDR
Yale JH Girls plays Glencoe @ 7:00 tonight and the boys plays Glencoe @ 8:00.
Understanding Postsecondary School Types www.UCanGo2.org https://www.ucango2.org/publications/student/Understanding_School_Types1.pdf
Congratulations to Mrs. Cox, McKenzi Potter, Candice Blaylock, Kinzey Ballard, and Keely Rogers. They attend a math contest at the University of Oklahoma yesterday. Over 90 schools competed and our team finished in the top third. Great job ladies!
Not sure what type of state aid is available for you to attend trade school or college? Here is a chart breaking down the types of state aid available in Oklahoma. https://www.ucango2.org/publications/student/State_Aid.pdf
Want scholarship success? Then read this guide on how: https://www.ucango2.org/publications/student/Scholarship_Success_Guide.pdf
DID YOU KNOW: Children of parents who talk to their teens regularly about drugs are 42% less likely to use drugs than those who don't, yet only a quarter of teens report having these conversations. Learn more at https://sde.ok.gov/prevention-resources-and-links.
How much will you make? Degree vs. On-the-Job-Training Chart https://www.ucango2.org/publications/student/Degree_OJT_Chart1.pdf
Tonight’s football game with Olive is at Olive High School.
Some questions have been asked about students wearing Halloween costumes to school next week. Students in grades 6-12 are not allowed to wear costumes to school.
There will be not football games tonight at Depew.
Need help learning how to study? Check out this handout, "The Perfect 10 Study Habits." https://www.ucango2.org/publications/student/Perfect_10.pdf
Are you looking for money? Paying for school with grants, scholarships, and federal loans. #UCanGo2 https://www.ucango2.org/publications/student/AYLM.pdf
ACT Test to Provide New Options Designed to Offer Students More Choices, Faster Results https://bit.ly/2Bg1PBZ
One of the most important steps you can take to find grants, scholarships and low-cost loans is completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. We have some handy tips that will help you complete the FAFSA and start down the road to success! https://bit.ly/2Bb5qkP
Yale Public School is taking sealed bids on a 500-gallon fuel tank, pump is included. Bid deadline is 6:30 PM November 11. The school board will opened the bids at the November board meeting. Bids must be submitted to the superintendent office by mail or hand delivered. Please call Dale Bledsoe with questions.
SUPPORT YOUR STUDENTS Career and technology education can be an excellent first step towards your students’ career dreams. Connect with your local career tech center to learn options about financial assistance for your graduates so they can begin planning. https://bit.ly/31go318
The Pre-ACT Test will be taken by all sophomores on Wednesday, October 16. The exam will start at 8:30 AM and should be completed by 11:45 AM. It is important that the exam start on time, so parents please have your students at school prior to the 8:30 start time. Thank you
Yearbook picture retakes and senior panel pics are tomorrow (Tuesday 10/15). All seniors must take a panel pic, and should come to school ready to take their picture.
DID YOU KNOW Oklahoma students can apply their FAFSA award towards both college and career technology programs.Use this Financial Aid Planning Document that begins planning as early as middle school. https://www.americaspromise.org/sites/default/files/d8/Dollars%20for%20College.pdf
Parents: if you take any great photos during the Homecoming events, please share them with the yearbook club! Email or text to firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to some unforeseen circumstances, the elementary book fair has been postponed until December. Sorry for the inconvenience. We hope that you will be able to attend in December and support our library.
Yale Elementary had a very busy morning. We celebrated our Pups of the Month: PK- Emma Wood K- Keaton Hewitt 1st- Jane Richard 2nd- Ruby Cantwell 3rd- Dakota Gibson 4th- Jesse Dawson 5th- Aydin Coffelt (not pictured) We also handout put PAWS-itivity Awards and we did this all in our pajamas for Homecoming week!!
Tomorrow (Monday 9/30) is the first day of homecoming week. Wear your pajamas to school on “ROLO out of bed day” to show your school spirit!
Our last day of parent-teacher conferences is tonight from 3 to 7 PM. Walk-ins are welcome, or you can sign up with your child's teacher(s).
Parent-teacher conferences will be Tues 9/17 and Thurs 9/19 from 3 to 7 PM. Contact your child's teacher(s) to sign up for a time slot. Walk-ins are also welcome. We're excited to share the results of our beginning-of-year benchmark tests with parents and families!
High school: if you want to take the ACT October 26, the signup deadline is this Friday 9/20. Sign up at act.org, or see Mr. Baker for assistance.
Tonight's Junior High Football game has been cancelled. Opposing team had a scheduling conflict.
The ACT is YPS' choice for the junior year CCRA test. Read more here: https://www.yale.k12.ok.us/article/133455?org=yale-school-district
PAWS-itivity Awards were handed out this morning. Way to go, YES students!!
Tonight's high school football game against Summit Christian is a white out, so break out your white clothing. Kickoff is set for 7:00
JH/HS students may NOT be behind the bleachers during home football games. More details: https://www.apptegy.net/s/news-yale-school-district/articles/reminder-about-student-conduct-at-home-football-games
We will be sending out a robo call for negative lunch balances. If you receive this call and believe your child(ren) should be on Free/Reduced lunches, please call Sara Pitts, Child Nutrition Coordinator, 918-387-2118. Thank you.
Afternoon, there has been some questions about the elementary pick-up line after school. We ask that parents do not park and walk through the car line to pick up students. This is for safety reasons and allows our teachers to be aware of their surroundings. Thank you for helping us stay safe!
Yale Elementary's Rise and Shine was a busy one this morning. We recognized our Pup of the Month from each grade for August, these students are positive leaders and are motivated in the classroom! PK - Chase Rich K - Elle Moonen 1st - Serenity Buntin 2nd - Reece Bishop 3rd - Presley Eversole 4th - Gracie Villars 5th - Brayla Gibson (not pictured) PAW-itivity Awards were also handed out to students.
Congratulations to all of the Yale students who exhibited at the Payne County Fair! Exhibitors include: Brylee Fuss, Payton Glasby, August Hoeltzel, Kascen Humble, Cooper Martin, Ty Morrow, Gracie Morphew, Emily Morphew, Koda Mueggenborg, Karis Mueggenborg, Emma Shenold, Katelynn Williams, and Zoie Williams. Highlights include: Supreme Champion Open Ewe Reserve Division 3 Market Goat Champion Senior Goat Showman Champion Senior Swine Showman Reserve Champion Breeding Gilt Reserve Breed Duroc Gilt Reserve Breed Cross Gilt Reserve Breed Hampton Barrow Supreme Champion Dairy Heifer Supreme Champion Beef Heifer Reserve Champion Prospect Steer Breed Champion AOB Heifer Reserve Breed Champion AOB Heifer Breed Champion Commercial Heifer Reserve Breed Champion Commercial Heifer Reserve Breed Champion Mainetainer Heifer Champion Intermediate Fitting Team
Meet Tabatha Hyde, a special education paraprofessional at Yale High School for the past four years. Ms. Tabatha assists Ms. Keeley with meeting the needs of some of our most precious students. She is originally from Davenport, OK and has two daughters, Kaylee who is 14 attends 8th grade at YJH and Lealanie who is 6 is in the 1st grade at YES. They have two dogs, Theo and Sebastion, and a bunny named Rosie. LIFE OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL Ms. Tabatha and her girls spend their summers camping at the lake and spending time with the family. However, one day she dreams of taking her daughters to Disney World. ABOUT SCHOOL LIFE A “good day” at school to Ms. Tabatha is “when your students come to school happy to be here.” When asked about her favorite dish in the cafeteria, she responded, “I would have to say the baked potatoes. They are so good.” ABOUT THE STUDENTS Ms. Tabatha enjoys watching our Yale Bulldog football team, as well as our Yale Lady Bulldog volleyball team. Her oldest daughter, Kaylee, currently plays on our YJH volleyball. The wisdom Ms. Tabatha wishes to pass on to our students is that no matter where life takes you, remember where you came from. JUST FOR KICKS If she could have grown up in any decade, Ms. Tabatha would definitely choose the 80s because she loves the big hair! Her favorite quote that she lives her life by is “we are all different and that’s beautiful!”
Meet Cherie Carter! Mrs. Carter is in her 18th year of teaching, with the past 5 years at Yale Public Schools. She is the instructor for Biology I, Biology II, Geology, Environmental Science and Equine Science and partners with Ms. Keeley as a Senior Class sponsor. Though she is originally from Yelm Washington, she attended Oklahoma State University where she earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree. When asked about her family, she told us, “My husband and I have four children between us - all of which are grown and live in other states. Two of the kids are engineers, one is finishing her degree to teach elementary and the other works at a museum. My husband retired in September, after 36 years as a Professor of Agronomy at OSU. He had to learn the proper way to do laundry!!!” LIFE OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL During summer break, Mrs. Carter enjoys traveling with her husband to compete in barrel racing her horses and visiting the grandchildren (and their parents). If that was not enough to keep them busy, they also raise commercial cattle and currently have approximately 90 head. If she won the lottery, Mrs. Carter claims she would train horses on a full-time basis and write short stories. Her spirit animal is a horse and she shows off her YHS school spirit by attending as many school events as her schedule will allow. ABOUT SCHOOL LIFE Mrs. Carter believes positivity from everyone makes for a “good day” at school and she is inspired by the young people she works with each day. “The best thing about being a teacher is when the students “get it,” and you can see the light bulb come on!” stated Mrs. Carter. The wisdom she wishes to share with her students is “be honest and productive. Hate takes up too much energy!”
Take me out to the ballgame!!! HS Baseball is selling tickets for the September 2, 2019 baseball game at the Bricktown ball park. Tickets are $5.00 and you will receive a voucher for an OKC Dodgers hat and be entered into a drawing to win OKC Dodgers merchandise. Please contact a HS baseball player or Mr. Baker at 918-387-2434. Please support the Bulldog baseball program.
JH/HS: to stay out of the rain this morning, JH students may wait in the old gym lobby until 7:45, and HS students may wait in the cafeteria until 7:50.
We are excited for our partnership with Oklahoma State University and to have Introductory Psychology taught by Kaylie Bechtel right here on our campus. There are 20 juniors and seniors enrolled in this free college class and they will be earning 3 credit hours this semester. Senior Coby Prather said he is looking forward to the class because "it is not a basic class you usually take in high school." Another senior, Gage Tillison, told us he is taking this class because "it's free, a new experience, and fills in my 7th hour gap." Plans are already in motion to provide additional college classes next semester.
Hey Parents,Regarding lunch accounts: If you haven’t returned your student’s Free and Reduced lunch application, please get those in to me as soon as you! If you need one you can complete online at www.yale.k12.ok.us, OR you can pick one up at any school office. This is also a reminder that you can pay your child(ren)’s meal account at myschoolbucks.com or you can come see me at the High School!
Yale Football is selling spiritwear on Fanshop: https://fancloth.shop/CJMAZ See Coach Ray with any questions.
Grades 6-12 will have class meetings during flex period tomorrow morning.
ELEMENTARY PICK-UP LINE CHANGE TODAY ONLY: Construction on our new awning is blocking the gym doors. We are still dismissing the pick-up line in the back of the building, however it will be out of the back classroom doors instead of the gym doors. We will be outside to help.
Due to the weather,Mr. Lancaster's bus #3 will be late.
The JH/HS flex period has changed. Read more here: https://www.yale.k12.ok.us/article/124676?org=yale-school-district
Junior high & high school: All students will meet in the old gym at 7:50 AM on Thursday, the first day of school.
Back-to-school night is tonight from 6-7 PM at both campuses. We look forward to seeing you this evening!
Yale Elementary would like to invite the community to see the bond improvements throughout the building during Back to School Night on August 6 from 6-7 pm! We will also be releasing class lists at this time, students will be able to meet their teachers and see classrooms. I look forward to having students back in the building! One goal of mine is to encourage communication in general but with a focus on important issues, while addressing any concerns as quickly and effectively as possible. Please feel free to visit with me Tuesday night and any other time this year. I look forward to the upcoming school year!
HS seniors will need to come to the main office to select their courses tomorrow, Wednesday 7/31. (Juniors come Thursday and sophomores Friday.)
The immunization link and the free and reduced lunch link is currently working in the online registration.
We are aware that the immunization link and the free and reduced lunch link are not currently working in the online registration. Thank you for your patience; we know the issue and it should be fixed by 10 AM.
Online registration available now. Please read the information on usernames/passwords carefully :) https://www.yale.k12.ok.us/article/122152?org=yale-school-district
National FFA Organization’s Washington Leadership Conference Instills Importance of Growth, Leadership, Community Service INDIANAPOLIS (Monday, June 3, 2019/National FFA Organization) – For the past fifty years, FFA members from across the country converge on Washington, D.C., in the summer to evaluate their personal skills and interests, develop leadership talent and create service plans that will make a difference in their communities. This year is no different. Created in 1969 and held annually, the first conference began June 4 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. More than 2,300 students registered for the 2019 Washington Leadership Conference, the second-largest student experience that the National FFA Organization hosts each year. FFA members can attend the conference during one of seven weeks. They spend the week under the guidance of professionals, counselors and FFA staff. In workshops, seminars and small groups, members focus on identifying and developing their personal strengths and goals while undergoing comprehensive leadership training that help them guide their local FFA chapters. The capstone of the event is a civic engagement activity where participants apply what they have learned to a hands-on activity. Members also analyze the needs of their communities, develop wide-ranging and high-impact community service initiatives and implement their plans with the help of their FFA chapters upon return home. Students in recent years have promoted agricultural literacy; brought attention to abuse; collected and distributed shoes to individuals in Haiti; created a hunger awareness plan and more. Cooper Martin, Yale FFA Vice President, proudly represented the Yale FFA chapter during the third session of the Washington Leadership Conference held June 16-24. He and approximately 140 other Oklahoma FFA members from across the state traveled to Washington, D.C. via charter bus. During his time in DC, Cooper experienced the history of the nation’s capital and toured landmarks including Mount Vernon, Arlington National Cemetery, US Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Washington Monument, War Memorial, the National Mall, and the Smithsonian museums, among others. He also toured the U.S. Capitol where he had the opportunity to participate in congressional visits. The 400 participants of session three also engaged in a service day project where they packaged over 60,000 meals for Meals of Hope to be distributed to homeless shelters in the area. The 2019 Washington Leadership Conference is sponsored by title sponsors CSX and Farm Credit and weekly sponsors Bayer, Syngenta, General Mills, Merck Animal Health, Growth Energy and Nutrien. For more information, visit FFA.org/WLC. The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 669,989 student members who belong to one of 8,630 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The organization is also supported by 459,514 alumni members in 2,236 alumni chapters throughout the U.S.
Online registration will be open starting tomorrow - stay tuned for more information.
JH Volleyball practice will begin Aug 2nd, 8:30 p.m to 10:00 p.m.
Student-athletes must have a current physical on file (dated after May 1, 2019). Download the form in Documents on the app/website, or follow this link: https://www.yale.k12.ok.us/o/yale-school-district/browse/50265
If any of our female athletes, going into grades 9-12, are interested in co-oping with Glencoe for fast pitch softball, please send a quick email to Mr. Kennedy at email@example.com. The email needs to be sent by 2 PM this Monday, July 15.
Our printable calendar for the 2019-20 school year is now available in Documents on the website and app: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/402195/calendar_2019-20.pdf
The 2019-2020 school year is quickly approaching! Parents and guardians are starting to prepare. We are pleased to announce Yale Elementary will supply teachers with the necessary student supplies, therefore we will not be requiring families to buy supplies or pay for them at the beginning of the school year. However, donations will always be accepted. All standard school supplies are appreciated and there is a never-ending need for tissues, Clorox wipes, and disinfectant items. We appreciate Yale families and our community and look forward to starting a new school year. Thank you, Emily Nickell - Yale Elem. Principal
INTRODUCING ONLINE REGISTRATION Beginning July 29, students and parents/guardians will be able to complete and update their school registration information online using a link which will be provided on our school app (free in your app store), school website (yale.k12.ok.us), or by following a link which will be made available on our official Facebook page. Additionally, we will have Chromebooks set up at both sites for parent/guardian use. Those who will be new to our district can also utilize the online registration; however, they will need to set up a follow up appointment through the registration tool because additional information will need to be completed in person. Students in grades 6-12 will still need to come to the jr. high/high school office to select the courses they will take. That schedule is below. Our belief is the online tool will eliminate the repetitive paperwork that must be completed each year and streamline the entire enrollment process. As with anything new, there will be some hiccups, but we appreciate your willingness to work with us as we try to make this easier for you. Course Enrollment Dates: Seniors, July 31 Juniors, August 1 Sophomores, August 2 Freshman, August 5 6th, 7th, & 8th grades, August 6
Yale Schools will be closed Thursday & Friday, July 4th & 5th, 2019. Have a Happy Fourth of July.
Rising HS juniors: just a reminder that your OHLAP scholarship applications are due July 1. https://www.okhighered.org/okpromise/ (Rising sophomores and freshmen may also apply)
SECOND NOTICE: A second Driver's Education class will offered beginning July 1st. The classroom dates will be July 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 8th from 8:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. The driving times will be scheduled at a later date. This class will be limited to the first 20 PAID students. Please contact Mr. Ray at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
A second Driver's Education class will offered beginning July 1st. The classroom dates will be July 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 8th from 8:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. The driving times will be scheduled at a later date. This class will be limited to the first 20 PAID students. Please contact Mr. Ray at email@example.com with any questions.
Contact: Sarah Julian Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.” ###
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.
Yale Public Schools will closed Monday May 27, 2019 for Memorial Day.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We are not releasing the students early, but you may pick them up if you would like.
We have been given the all clear sign.
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.
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.
Yale students are in the shelter areas until 12:35.
Yale School will not be answering phones because we are in the storm shelter.
The tornado warning has been issued in Yale. Students are in shelter until we get the al clear warning.
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.
The new link for our gradebook is https://ok.wengage.com/Yale - we are currently working no getting our links fixed.
HS sports banquet is tonight at 6:30 in the cafeteria
Congratulations to junior, Cole Kilpatrick who won 1st place at CareerTech's state truck driving competition. #excellencehappenshere
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
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
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!
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.
JH Baseball game for today, April 9th has been cancelled.
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
The JH softball game for today, April 8 has been cancelled.
Todays High School baseball game is cancelled.
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
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.
Just a reminder that we will be out of school on the following Fridays! April 5, 12,19, 26 and May 3, 2019
Election day, Please vote
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.
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.
HS Baseball schedule has changed today, game is at Hominy, 4:30
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.
Congratulations to the high school baseball team for winning the Prue Baseball Tournament today!
Joby Bush signed with Western Oklahoma state university’s Rodeo Team and has revived a scholarship for his talents as a roper. Congratulations!
Welcome to the new website and app!