Oklahoma public school districts are bracing for additional funding cuts this school year and next, even as they currently struggle to teach students during a pandemic with fewer state dollars.
Pioneer is excited to announce it will once again be helping Santa connect with eager boys and girls. This year, the process is a little different and Pioneer customers need to register their kids, so they get the chance to share their wish list.
Longtime Okeene resident and Vietnam War Veteran Bob Ford spoke to students on Veterans’ Day last week. Ford visited Mrs. Kris Osmus’s 3rd grade class, the Okeene Junior Class, among others on Nov. 11, 2020. He presented some of the students with the article recently published about him in The Okeene Record, as well as spoke to students about his experiences and the highly acclaimed book he authored which is titled “Black Cat 3-1.”
The Okeene School Foundation recently awarded local teachers as follows for their respective classroom projects and needs: Cheryl Boeckman, $90 for Ultimate Fitness, $540 for WEVIDEO; Ginny Dobrinski, $750 Flexible Seating Equals Productive Learning; Jami Cook, $500 Elementary Library Book Replacement Project; Jodi Hussey, $1112.81 Increasing Literacy Skills; Kim Jech, $374.25 Articulation Assessment; Kim Wardlaw, $60 Tadpole to Frog; Kris Osmus, $300 Classroom Table; Mickey Westfahl, $224.97 Chromebook Headphones; Rhonda Heckart, $224.97 Chromebook Headphones; Tara Fisher, $182.27 Going Digital; Angie Kemp, $500 Onward and Upward With Books.
Representative Mike Dobrinski, R-Okeene, was sworn in last week to his position in the Oklahoma House of Representatives, representing Oklahoma House District 59.