Spirit Bank donates $600 in honor of Catoosa student
The Catoosa Special Olympics/Partners program recently received a check from Spirit Bank for $600. The check was in honor of Stephanie Ryan's appearance on the KJRH Channel 2 segment, Making a Difference. Partners Club® is a unique school-based program that teams students with and without intellectual disabilities, through sports training and competition, Unified Sports™, on a regular basis. Pictured l-r: Stephanie Ryan, Partners Club president, Shelley Gibson, special education teacher and coach.
Catoosa student honored as athlete of the year
Catoosa High School Special Olympics athlete, Alexis Mejia, was recently honored as Athlete of the Year, for the Green Country area. She is now in the running to be State Athlete of the Year. If she wins at the state level, the award will be presented in Stillwater this summer. The criteria for Athlete of the Year is based on the following: The athlete exhibits great sportsmanship and encourages teammates and opponents to always do their very best. They compete to win but are graceful in defeat and even more determined to train harder to do better next time. Photo Courtesy: MC Sportshots
Personal Financial Literacy students win it all!
On April 1, 2014 Catoosa’s Personal Financial Literacy students participated in the Oklahoma State Personal Financial Literacy competition at UCO in Edmond, Oklahoma and WON IT ALL. Mrs. Dodd had three students that tied for the top student honor and they were Jacob Boyce, Gary Thomas and Dallas Guevera, each of these students received $200 for this honor. Catoosa had the first and second place teams from Mrs. Dodd’s classes that competed in the Quiz Bowl to determine the state winner. The winning team was comprised of Andrew Hein, Leah Jones, Dallas Guevera, and Rachel Babcock; they will each receive $50 and compete in the National Competition on May 2, 2014. The second place team was comprised of Clara Guerrera, Rachael Guerrera, Gary Thomas and Katie Spease; they will each receive $25. Congratulations to these students and to all of the PFL students that competed for Catoosa High School.
CHS students place first and second in competition
Catoosa’s Personal Financial Literacy classes, juniors only, competed on March 25, 2014 in the Verdigris Valley Electric Cooperative contest and won first and second. The first place winner was Jacob Boyce and he will receive an all expense paid trip to Washington D.C. in June. The second place winner was Larissa Dutton and she will receive a $750 scholarship. Both of these students are from Mrs. Dodd’s Personal Financial Literacy classes. Congratulations to these two students and to all of the PFL juniors that took part in this contest.
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CHS Artists paint mural to show Catoosa Indian Pride
CHS students Devin Jackson and Spencer Plumlee recently put the finishing touches on a mural that is on display in the lobby of the south entrance at the high school. "These students worked for more than a year on this project and have given up a great deal of personal time with their friends and family in order to create this painting for the family of CHS," said Lani Hill, CHS Art Instructor. Take a few minutes to enjoy their work and let them know how much you appreciate their effort!
Special Olympics track meet huge success for athletes and families
The Green Country Area Special Olympics track meet was held on Saturday, April 5, at Catoosa HS. Parade of athletes started at 9 a.m., area awards were at 9:30 and competition at 10 a.m. Nearly 500 athletes from Creek and Tulsa County participated.
Thanks for supporting our Special Olympics team! Photo Courtesy: MC Sportshots
CHS Inaugural Spelling Bee, May 9 - Cash Prizes
Catoosa High School will hold its inaugural spelling bee on May 9, 9 to 11 a.m., in the CHS library. Words will be taken from the vocabulary word of the week and the 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee List. See English teachers for details!
1st Place - $100 2nd Place - $75 3rd Place - $50
School-issued laptops click for Catoosa students
CATOOSA — Thanks to a district-wide technology initiative, fewer Catoosa students can claim a dog ate their homework. Launched in August 2010 at Wells Middle School, Catoosa Public Schools' One-to-One program provides a Wi-Fi-enabled Apple MacBook and charger to each of the more than 1,000 secondary students in the district. This year's junior class, which was part of the One-to-One program's roll-out as eighth graders, will be Catoosa's first graduating class to have used laptops continuously in the classroom. More from Tulsa World...
Prom 2014 - The Great Gatsby
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Gatsby believed in the green light,
the future that year by year
recedes before us.
It eluded us then, but that's no matter.
Tomorrow we will run faster,
stretch out our arms farther. . .
F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby