Red Oak Public School would like all parents to know that we do not endorse or require flu and/or COVID vaccines to attend school. This is a voluntary service provided by the Choctaw Nation or other health clinics for families that wish to utilize the service as a convenience to prevent traveling to the clinic. Under no circumstances is a student given a vaccine by school staff or any medical professional without parent/guardian signature to do so. Both ROPS and the Choctaw Nation require a signed consent form for individuals receiving any vaccine.
Hartshorne Elementary Tournament has been canceled…elementary will play at Hartshorne tomorrow in regular games at the following times: 3/4 girls @ 10 am 3/4 boys @ 10:30 5th girls @ 11 5th boys @ 11:40 6th girls @ 12:30 6th boys @ 1:15
Opening week for basketball! JH at Wister 5pm today JH at home vs Oktaha, 5 pm Thursday HS at kiowa 6:30 pm Friday
It’s almost time for the Annual Ag Booster Club drawing! If you would like a ticket please contact a Red Oak 4H or FFA member that Shows Livestock to purchase your tickets…several still available, but like always they will sell out fast. We will be having the meal and drawing in person this year in the school cafeteria on November 13, 2021. If you have questions please contact Mr Walker.
Elementary games tomorrow will be at Wister and will start at 9 am…bus will leave at 8:15.
All athletic fields (baseball, softball, and smaller fields) are off-limits for the next 10 days to allow for overseeding.
The elementary basketball games scheduled for today have been canceled.
Tickets for the regional tournaments this weekend must be pre-purchased at the following link: https://gofan.co/app/events/397802?schoolId=OSSAA
The link for the online portion of the Book Fair is now available! https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=redoakelem
Reminder: picture day is tomorrow!
REMINDER: Tomorrow is a virtual day and there is no school on Monday, September 6.
The Red Oak Ag Department is in need of two 55-gallon drums with sealed metal tops/bottoms and two old pipe posts (which had been cemented in the ground, with concrete still on the posts).
The softball games at Webbers Falls today have been canceled.
Tomorrow’s JH and HS softball games have been moved to Webbers Falls.
Elementary softball and baseball will host Cameron on Wednesday…3&4th grade girls & boys will begin at 9:00. 5&6th will follow.
Red Oak Schools has had a ninth grade student test positive for COVID-19. As per our policy this is no need for students to quarantine at this time. Please monitor your child for symptoms. Should they experience symptoms we recommend they then be tested. Thank you.
Please take time to read our Use of Funds Plan concerning federal money related to Covid-19. https://5il.co/xhuo
The Student Handbook is now available in the Documents section of our website...students must sign a copy (or the agreement sheet) and return it as soon as possible.
Our school district has selected the Student Insurance Plan from K & K Insurance Group to make reliable coverage available to parents. If you don't have other insurance, this plan may be a resource to consider. Additionally, even if you have other coverage, this plan can help fill expensive "gaps" caused by deductible and copays. Coverage may be purchased at any time during the school year by visiting www.studentinsurance-kk.com.
Athletic physicals for 7-12 start at 8:30 am in the auditorium. Physical release forms must be completed AND signed by a parent before athletes are allowed to undergo a physical. and it is filled out and signed by your parents BEFORE coming. Forms are available in the mailbox on the porch of the high school building (a $10 fee must also be paid for each physical). Sixth graders who play up with junior high must also undergo a physical. Enrollment for Seniors and Juniors will begin at 10 am tomorrow in Mrs. Renfrow's classroom. Our new JH/HS principal, Mr. Pair, will also be available for students and parents to meet. July 29th: Enrollment for 9th and 10th grades August 6th: First day of school for students All students 7-12 will receive a notebook and two pencils if they choose to accept it. We will complete 7th/8th grade enrollment into class this day as well.
Red Oak has an opening for an elementary teacher position. Interested applicants can contact Bryan Deatherage, 918-448-5541, or by email email@example.com
Please take time to read our Safe Return Plan for the 2021-22 academic year, posed under the Documents>Administration>State Required Documents section of our website.
The Sports Banquet scheduled for Wednesday, June 9, has been postponed due to many of our athletes being on family vacations as well as the Women’s College World Series.
2021 Latimer Co Livestock show and Premium Sale was a HUGE success! Red Oak students received $89,225 in the premium sale. Special thanks to all the local businesses, families, organizations, and especially the Choctaw Nation for their financial donations. The premium dollars will be spent on the students livestock projects this fall. Thanks again for investing in youth!
Sports banquet has been rescheduled for Wednesday, June 9, at 5:30 pm.
STATE TICKEY UPDATE: online ticket sales are offline, but fans will now be able to purchase tickets at the gate at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
SOFTBALL STATE TOURNAMENT TICKET INFORMATION On Tuesday, May 4, all classifications will be played at The Ballfields at Firelake. Tickets for Tuesday will be sold online only. You can find the link to purchase tickets on the homepage of OSSAA.com. Any ticket purchased for Tuesday, May 4, will be good for all day. Ticket prices are $11.50 for students and adults. Tickets for the championships on Wednesday, May 5 will be sold online only. You can find the link to purchase tickets on the homepage of OSSAA.com. Ticket prices are $11.50 for students and adults and are only good for one game. The facility will be cleared after each contest. There is a capacity limit at Hall of Fame Stadium, so to ensure that each schools fans are given an opportunity to watch their team, we must clear the facility. The 2020-2021 OSSAA pass will be the only pass accepted, all others must have a ticket to enter. The championship games times have been set as follows: ALL GAMES MAY 5 CLASS A--9:30 AM CLASS 5A--11:30 AM CLASS 2A--1:30 PM CLASS 4A--3:30 PM CLASS 3A--5:30 PM CLASS 6A--7:30 PM Tickets for Wednesday, May 5 will be sold by game time, so be sure to purchase tickets for the appropriate game.
Reminder: pre-ACT tomorrow at 8 am. All sophomores need to attend.
Pre-enrollment for the 2021-2022 Red Oak Pre-K class will be April 28 from 9 am to 3 pm. Please bring birth certificate, current immunization record, and CDIB (Degree of Indian Blood) card, if applicable. Pre-K is limited to the first 25 students. If enrollment exceeds 25 those students will be placed on a waiting list. Children must turn 4 years of age by August 31 of this year to enroll. If you have already turned in an enrollment pack with required documentation, you need not attend.
Red Oak FFA members are winning big this spring! Eagles bring home the following honors at the Wilburton contest: Titus Montgomery 1st FFA Creed, 1st Natural Resources; Maddux Mabry 2nd in Agriscience; Coby Bell 2nd Animal Science; Maddie Walker 1st 8-9-10th General Agriculture, 2nd FFA Creed; Bella Apker 1st 8th grade Ag Explorations; Sayde Brigance 2nd Ag Policy.
Over the course of the year we collect a lot of "lost" clothing...now is the time to check our collection to see if any of it might be yours! Please contact Kim in the elementary office (918.754.2426 x2034) to make arrangements before May 3. Remaining items will be donated.
Reminder: Juniors will take a FREE ACT tomorrow, April 6th, as part of their State Department of Education graduation testing requirements. Students are asked to be on time as testing begins at 8 am.
The time of the junior high baseball game against Talihina on Monday, April 5, has been changed to 1 pm.
Reminder: elementary group pictures will be tomorrow, March 29. Please bring all uniforms for any sports you play.
One of our own, Lori Sumpter, is battling breast cancer and the family is raising funds to help pay for her medical expenses. They will be selling and delivering pulled pork plates on March 26th and it will include sandwich, chips, pickle and dessert. Delivery times - 3:00-7:00pm $10 per plate, $5 for a single sandwich Contact Sherry Mote #918-448-2363
Group picture orders can be placed online beginning next week...Mr. White will provide information including website and passcode details.
Reminder: attendance for JH/HS students is mandatory Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday beginning this week. (This does not include students who have been full virtual.)
Reminder: group/athletic pictures for JH/HS will be tomorrow. Please bring uniforms, etc.
Meal pick-up will be available Thursday, March 4, from 10:30-11:00 am. There will be no meal pick-up on Friday, March 5.
School will dismiss at 12:20 pm on Tuesday, March 2. School will be in session Wednesday and Thursday will be a virtual day.
Red Oak fans, here is the link to purchase tickets for Tuesday night's state quarterfinal matchup against Forgan...this link will be available for Red Oak fans only using the password 80842 beginning until 9 am Monday morning, at which point all remaining tickets go on sale to the general public. Tickets can be purchased in groups of four per person. Also, the send-off for the boys will be at 1 pm Monday on Main Street! https://www.etix.com/ticket/c/92095355E3E131D2B7D5F211951EC6F8/ossaa-basketball-championships-class-b-boys
Group/athletic pictures have been rescheduled as follows: JH/HS pictures: Monday, March 22 Elementary pictures: Monday, March 29
Send us pictures of your kids enjoying the snow and we’ll do our best to include those pics in the 2021 Eagle Yearbook! Email your pics to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Red Oak Schools will be dismissed on Monday, February 15, due to anticipated inclement weather. Students will transition to distance learning on Tuesday, February 16, through Friday, February 19.
School will dismiss at 12:20 PM today and we will remain out for the remainder of the week. Students will be on virtual learning the remainder of the week.
Group/athletic pictures tomorrow are postponed due to our photographer being in quarantine...we will reschedule as soon as possible.
Group pictures are tomorrow! For parents/family wanting to order picture packages, the form is attached here (forms are going home with element and junior high students today)...for high school students, use the form to determine what package(s) you might want, send the payment with your student tomorrow, and we will have order forms on hand tomorrow for them to complete.
Elementary basketball games scheduled for Monday, January 25, have been canceled.
High school basketball will play here tomorrow night, January 22, against Webbers Falls at 6 pm.
Homecoming will be Tuesday, February 2, versus Rattan.
Junior basketball games will begin here at 1 pm today.
Reminder: There will be no school and no meal service on Monday, January 18.
High school basketball will be at Gillespie Field House tonight! JV boys at 5 pm, varsity girls at 6:30, varsity boys following the girls, all versus Wister.
High school students needing retakes tomorrow should be at the auditorium between 9-10 am. No pictures will be taken after 10 am.
Red Oak sophomore Maggie Tate has won the local VFW Post Voice of Democracy Audio Essay contest and second place at the District Post competition. She now moves on to the state competition...congratulations Maggie!
Tonight's high school basketball games at Strother as well as the upcoming Wilburton Tournament are canceled due to Covid-19. However, high school basketball will travel to Stigler tonight...Lady Eagles play at 6:30 pm, Eagles play at 8 pm.
High school basketball at Panama tomorrow has been canceled. Red Oak teams will instead travel to Strother, with the Lady Eagles playing at 5 pm and the Eagles at 6:30 pm.
REMINDER: Senior panel pictures are tomorrow, December 15.
Breakfast/lunch pickup will be today at 10:30 am.
Junior high basketball games tomorrow against Howe are canceled.
Tomorrow, December 14, will be a virtual day for all grades due to inclement weather.
Boys' high school basketball will livestream on the Red Oak Eagle Athletics Facebook page at 1:30 pm.
The elementary basketball games next week at Oktaha have been canceled.
The high school basketball games scheduled for tonight at Stringtown have been canceled.
The high school basketball game added for Thursday has been canceled.
A high school basketball game has been added to the schedule: Thursday, December 10, at home vs. Sallisaw Central. JV will play at 5 pm, varsity at 6:30 pm.
BASKETBALL FANS: Tonight's high school games at Clayton require a ticket to enter the gym due to Covid-19 restrictions. Each Red Oak player was given two tickets to allow family/friends to enter. Only one ticket per person is allowed and fans must have a ticket to enter.
Regular pick-up meals will be available from the cafeteria Friday, November 17, from 10:30-11:00 am.
Due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Oklahoma, Thursday, November 16, will be an optional virtual day for PK-8 students (high school is already virtual this day). Teachers and staff will be at school that day for students who attend in person. Friday, November 17, is already a scheduled virtual day and no teachers or staff will be on campus that day. Also, the annual Thanksgiving meal in the cafeteria will be for students and staff only.
Our annual Ag Booster Club drawing and meal will be virtual on Saturday, November 14, with a grab-and-go meal. Meals may be picked up at the cafeteria beginning at 5:30 pm. Drawing begins at 6 pm and you can watch the whole thing live on the school Facebook page. Tickets will be drawn until we have the final ticket and they will be the winner. Door prizes will be set aside and labeled so that they can be picked up at the high school on Monday. The winners do not have to be present to win and all winners of the will be contacted.
Senior panel pictures have been rescheduled for Wednesday, December 2.
Red Oak will host a virtual Veterans Day program tomorrow, November 11, with a livestream video featuring some of our classes and their tributes to our veterans. The livestream will begin at 11 am (the 11th hour of the 11th day) on our Red Oak Public School Facebook page.
COVID-19 Guidelines for Red Oak Basketball 2020-21 Everyone with the exception of children under the age of 4 will be required to wear a mask upon entering the gymnasium. Masks will be provided for those without one. Fans are encouraged to wear masks throughout the time they are in the gym. For those who would like to not wear a mask, a separate viewing area will be available in the high school auditorium (a live-stream of the games). While in the gym, please follow social distancing guidelines whenever possible. Families/groups who traveled together to the game are also encouraged to sit together in the gym. A visiting locker room will be provided but visiting players are encouraged to arrive dressed (or dressed under travel gear) to limit time in the locker room. Locker rooms and benches will be sanitized before and after games. Bench area will observe social distancing guidelines with additional areas in the bleachers reserved for teams. Teams are also encouraged to sit together when not playing. Hand sanitizer will be available at the entrance to the bleachers and at the benches. Bathrooms will be sanitized before and after games. Exhaust fans will be turned on periodically to circulate fresh air.
Elementary basketball games at Oktaha today are being livestreamed...click on the link below and cheer on our Lady Eagles and Eagles from home or work! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIAcVbMTZhooPvDpmghfJ3A
School picture orders are due Friday, October 23.
Virtual meal pick-up will be Thursday, October 15, from 10:30-11:00 am. Please have orders submitted by Wednesday at noon.
Softball game start times tomorrow have been moved to 11 am and 1 pm.
On Thursday, September 24, we lost a pillar of the community and a great servant of Red Oak Public School. It's easy to say we will miss Jodie White, but with evidence of her work all around us it will be impossible to forget her. Thank you, Jodie, for everything. Services for Jodie White will be Sunday, September 27, at 2 pm at North Rock Creek Cemetery. Family visitation will be Saturday from 4-6 pm at Jones-Harkins Funeral Home.
Softball and baseball district tournaments have been moved to Eastern Oklahoma State College on Thursday, September 24. Baseball games will be played at 1 pm, 3 pm, and 5 pm...softball games will begin at 3 pm. Friday's baseball games will be back at Red Oak beginning at 1 pm.
Don't forget to enjoy our virtual Book Fair going on now through the 24th...click on the link to order your favorites! https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=redoakelem
Red Oak students represented well at the 2020 Latimer County Free Fair! Livestock Judging Junior Division 1st Place: Lynsie Patten 2nd Place: Ruger Herren 3rd Place: Mason Sumpter 5th Place: Erica Baldwin Senior Division 1st Place: Madison Walker 5th Place: Westen Coffey Livestock Skills Contest Breed Identification Junior Division: 1st Bradley Truitt, 2nd Ruger Herren Senior Division: 1st Tanner King, 2nd Madison Walker Seeds & Forages Junior Division: 1st Bradley Truitt, 2nd Chet Coffey Senior Division: 1st Hayden White, 2nd Tanner King Livestock Equipment Junior Division: 1st Maddux Mabry, 2nd Trevor Hill Senior Division: 1st Tanner King Champion Livestock Skills Junior Division: Bradley Truitt Senior Division: Tanner King
School pictures are next Wednesday, September 9.
Help us better prepare our students for college by participating in our ACT Assessment Survey...click the link below and complete the form attached. Thank you! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeY9GyIRaL20EreTlpcAAx38Rz1tAQ0V62EKw4W_aWkZZSh8w/viewform
The 2020-21 Red Oak Student Handbook is now available for viewing and download...visit the Documents Page of our website for access.
Friday, September 4, will be a virtual day at Red Oak Public Schools. Students will not report but may request meals for pickup. Teachers will be available until noon.
On behalf of all of us at Red Oak Public School, thank you to our community for your support during our recent bond issue campaign! Your partnership and your votes have set us on a path of growth and preparation and will contribute to an even safer environment on our campus. Thank you for being such a wonderful community, especially in these uncertain times!
The Red Oak High School Baseball Team and the Junior High Softball teams will be quarantined until September 2, 2020, due to a positive Covid-19 case on each of the teams. Per the Latimer County Health Department, all of the quarantined students will now become medical virtual students according to the Red Oak Schools Covid-19 Policy. All assignments will be posted on Google Classroom. Latimer County Health Department has begun contact tracing according to CDC guidelines and may be contacting the players and family members that have been in contact with a positive Covid-19 case. During an interview with the LCHD on August 20, 202, it was determined that the seventh grade purple group had taken the necessary precautions through social distancing and sanitization, and will not be required to quarantine. Any student under quarantine will not be allowed back on campus or to participate in any activity until September 2, 2020.
A Red Oak seventh grader has returned a positive test for Covid. Parents of other seventh graders and any other students who may have had contact with this student have the option of quarantining and adopting the medical virtual model for the next 14 days. Administration will continue to assess the learning environment and procedures for sanitizing and social distancing will remain in place for all students. (The identity of the student cannot be released by the school due to HIPAA laws.)
The junior high softball game scheduled for today has been canceled.
The high school softball game scheduled against Caddo tomorrow, August 18, has been moved to Red Oak...game time 5 pm.
Dear Red Oak Family, Unfortunately, we have a family that has had direct exposure to COVID-19. While they themselves have not tested positive, they have chosen to quarantine for 14 days for the safety of our students. In addition, this has affected our Pre-K startup. To try to be as safe as possible, Pre-K students will begin Monday via distance learning. Thank you, Bryan Deatherage Superintendent
Parents/guardians of students who are on virtual learning only need to turn in meal requests each to the office (918.754.2426 x2034) or the cafeteria (918.754.2426 x2024). Requests can also be made by completing the form linked below. Meal pick-up times for virtual students will be from 10:30am-10:45am only. Virtual students will receive a breakfast and lunch during that pick-up time. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScqdkr6vh_yqECb6FgqNlJgByqqxa_5juI9w4aAmDWuyEx5jQ/viewform
Information concerning free and reduced meals is now available under the Documents tab of our website.
Denver Hamilton throws a no-hitter in a 13-0 Eagle win over Wister!
The Eagles defeat Ft. Cobb-Broxton 6-1 in the Best of the Best preseason series at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark!
Pre-K students will not begin their first full day of school until Monday, August 17th. Mrs. Martin will be doing individual assessments the first few days. Parents will set up a time with Mrs. Martin for August 12, 13, or 14 to assess their child. Students must be accompanied by an adult and free to leave when assessment is completed. Students will not return until Monday, August 17.
Virtual enrollment (only students doing strictly online classes) will be Tuesday, August 11, from 8:00-3:00. Kindergarten through sixth grade will enroll in the elementary office and grades 7-8 will enroll in Mrs. Renfrow’s room in the high school building. New students to Red Oak should bring birth certificate, immunization record, and CDIB if applicable.
The menu for the first week of school is now available.
Our school district has selected the Student Insurance Plan from K & K Insurance Group to make reliable coverage available to parents. If you don't have other insurance, this plan may be a resource to consider. Additionally, even if you have other coverage, this plan can help fill expensive "gaps" caused by deductible and co-pays. Coverage may be purchased at any time during the school year by visiting www.studentinsurance-kk.com.
Dear Parents and Guardians, With the recent spike in COVID cases across the state, and new suggestions from the State Department of Education, Red Oak Schools has made the decision to delay the start of school by one week. Classes will now begin on Wednesday, August 12, 2020, for students in grades PK-8, and on Monday, August 17, 2020, for students in grades 9-12. In addition to this delay we will be observing an enhanced version of social distancing by splitting many of our elementary classes (grades 1-8), and spreading them throughout the campus. We will also be going to a blended model in grades 9-12. High school students will be on campus Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. They will be online/virtual on days Tuesday and Thursday, off campus. Extra curricular activities will go on as scheduled at this time. We are making this shift in order to keep students, and staff safer from the spread of COVID-19. If you opt for all virtual coursework at any level please inform the office by August 5th, so we can make the necessary arrangements. High school students will receive face to face instruction on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, particularly in core subject areas. Meals will be served in the cafeteria all five days, so students may be fed even on a virtual day if they so choose, but must maintain social distancing and provide their own transportation on virtual days. This plan will be in place for at least nine weeks, then evaluated depending on the COVID numbers, and further guidance from the State Department of Education. It is our hope and desire to provide the best possible education for all Red Oak students at this time in the safest manner possible. Sincerely, Bryan Deatherage Superintendent
Gym and cafeteria floors are being resurfaced and waxed today through the weekend...please do no go in those buildings until next week.
Dear parents/guardians, Please complete the survey at the link below to help us better prepare the appropriate learning environments for the upcoming school year.
Eighth grade graduation pictures are available for pick-up at the school this week.
8th grade cap/gown pics will be Wednesday, May 6, beginning at 9 am in the auditorium. Students will arrive alphabetically in 5-minute increments for pictures and will adhere to social distancing guidelines (alphabetical list will be posted tomorrow). Students giving speeches should come prepared to deliver those for recording. Senior graduation video will be made Thursday, May 7, beginning at 10 am in the auditorium. Students will arrive in 5-minute increments to video walking in, diploma presentation, and walking out. Students delivering speeches should come prepared to deliver those for recording. Senior graduate outdoor recognition will be Sunday, May 10, at 3 pm in the parking lot in front of the new gym. Seniors should wear caps/gowns for this event.
Today's Senior Spotlight is on Heather Truitt! Heather is the daughter of Ronnie and Janice Owens and Kathie and Wayne Truitt. She is the senior class historian and an FFA officer. In her time in the FFA chapter, she has been an important part of the Red Oak Show Team. After high school, she plans to attend EOSC and obtain a degree in agricultural education while competing as a member of the livestock judging team. Share and support our 2020 graduates!
Today’s Senior Spotlight is on Weston Roberts! Weston is the son of Jennifer and Baron Bradshaw and Clint and Cristil Roberts, and the grandson of Rick Cawyer, John and Renate Williams, Carla and Tim Roberts, and Curtis and Brenda Bradshaw. Weston is a Class B state basketball champion (2018) and was a member of the Eagle basketball team for four years. After high school, he will be attending OSU-Okmulgee to train in their high voltage lineman program. Share and support our 2020 graduates!
Today's Senior Spotlight is on Bryar Potter! Bryar is the son of Ed and Destini Kitchens and the grandson of Skeet and Sharon Franklin and the late Clyde and Beulah Kitchens. He is a 2020 state archery champion and enjoys coon hunting, deer hunting, and fishing. After graduation he plans to enter the workforce. Share and support our 2020 graduates!
Eighth grade graduation pictures will be Wednesday, May 6, at 10 am in the auditorium. Students will take pictures in their cap/gown alphabetically in 10-minute intervals and adhere to social distancing guidelines. Graduates who are giving speeches should come prepared to give those and have them recorded on video. We will release an alphabetical list the week before for students.
Today's Senior Spotlight is on Christopher Lopez! Christopher is the son of Crystal Jefferson and Jose Lopez and the grandson of Ruthie and Jimmy Jefferson. Christopher has earned membership in the National Technical Honor Society and has been an active member of the FCCLA chapter and the Academic Team. After high school, Chris plans to attend KTC and train in the field of information technology, particularly routing/switching and cybersecurity. Share and support our 2020 graduates!
Today's Senior Spotlight is on Trista Ober! Trista is the daughter of Tommy and Dusti Ober and in her four years at Red Oak she has won three state softball championships, a vital member of the Lady Eagle team all three years. She has served on the yearbook staff and has been indispensable to the senior breakfast crew. In the fall, she will continue her education at Eastern Oklahoma State College where she plans to enter the nursing program. Share and support our 2020 graduates!
Today’s Senior Spotlight is on Grace Montgomery! Grace is the daughter of Johnny and Leigh Montgomery and is a valedictorian of the Class of 2020. She has been a member of the varsity fast pitch and slow pitch softball teams (winning three state championships and earning fast pitch All-State honors) a state basketball runner-up, an archery state champion, a member of the Red Oak FFA chapter, a member of the speech/drama team, and a charter member of the Red Oak NHS Chapter. Grace has received numerous scholarships for her college education, including the Carloyn Watson Oppurtunities Scholarship ($12,000 per year for four years), the NSU Valedictorian Scholarship, selection to the CASC Scholars Program, the Oklahoma Youth Expo Choctaw Nation Scholarship ($2500), and the Oklahoma Youth Expo Devon Energy ($1000). Her plans are to attend NSU to pursue a Pre-Professional Health Degree with plans of becoming an optometrist. Share and support our 2020 graduates!
Today's Senior Spotlight is on Damien Holmes! Damien, although fun-loving, ornery, and mischievous, is a very loyal young man who loves spending time with his family and friends. He is a very hard worker and can often be found fixing things up. Never idle, he ALWAYS has a project going. Damien has many interest, including hog hunting with his buddies, roping, and deer hunting. Some of his favorite things are horses, Mexican food, and French onion dip (of which he has been seen buying in large quantities at a time). Damien was a member of the fall and spring state runner-up baseball team in 2016-17, a state runner-up in archery in 2017-18, and an archery state champion in 2019-20. He was a member of FFA all four years of high school and plans to continue his education next fall at Eastern Oklahoma State College.
Today’s Senior Spotlight is on Cadden Hardaway! Cadden is planning on attending KTC to obtain her phlebotomy certification and later the LPN program. “This quarantine hasn't really got her down too much,” her mom says, other than she can’t go out and eat or hang out with her friends. She enjoys binge-watching Netflix and working on her distance learning. “Cadden hasn't liked school from day one,” said mom, “and it has always been a chore to get her to go. Once in high school I'll never forget having to have Bob law escort her back to school because she decided to skip and go to the park, and I threatened to have him handcuff her the next time she was caught and bring her to her seat in class...I'm sure all her teachers know what I'm talking about when I say she was always late or always finding somewhere else to go. But she is truly gonna miss going to school and this isn’t how she pictured her senior year ending.”
Today’s Senior Spotlight is on Marissa Hill! Marissa Hill is the daughter of Travis and Cheryl Hill. Marissa has been actively involved in FFA for all four years of high school, showing livestock and serving as the current FFA chapter president, and next year she plans to attend Eastern Oklahoma State College as an agriculture education major. Marissa has won countless livestock show awards at the local, county, and state levels. Marissa has also served as senior class treasurer, yearbook editor, and senior breakfast chef!
Dear Seniors, Parents, and family, I pray you are staying safe during this time of uncertainty. I'm sorry that things are turned upside down for you and your family during a time that is supposed to be joyous and memorable, but we are going to do our best for you to have a graduation of some sort. Here's the plan: we will graduate on May 10th at 3:00 as planned. We will have you line up in your vehicles in front of the gym. A podium and outdoor sound system will be set up under the covered area of the gym. In groups of three or four (students we will coordinate the order a little later) you will come up and sit in chairs spread out at a safe distance. Speeches will be given by those who are to speak, and then that group will be announced and given their diplomas. They will then return to their vehicles, and the next group will come on "stage" repeating the same process, then the next. I will then present them as graduates and they will travel a specified route through town in Red Oak parade style! We are asking that the parking area directly in front of the gym be left for immediate family, right behind the seniors. The rest of the parking lot may be used for visitors. The graduation will be live streamed for those unable to attend or for those waiting downtown. A senior video similar to the usual slide show is being prepared as well. We love you and care about you, and want you to have a memorable day even if it is unusual. Sincerely, Bryan Deatherage Superintendent
SENIOR REMINDER: Cap/gown pictures are tomorrow, April 14, in the auditorium beginning at 10 am. Seniors should adhere to the alphabetical schedule to ensure social distancing guidelines.
Today begins our Senior Spotlight, honoring the Class of 2020! Brayden Allen hasn’t let the quarantine get him down. From daylight to dusk, Brayden is on a pond or pit bank enjoying some fishing. A love of the outdoors is something he and his Pa David shared. He is a state champion member of the Eagle Archery team and a key leader on the team for four years. After high school, he’s headed to KTC to obtain his HVAC license. His favorite words of wisdom come from his dad: “It is what it is.” Share our Senior Spotlight each day and help us honor our graduates!
Tonight at 8:20 pm (20:20 in 24-hour time) we’ll be burning the lights of our baseball and softball fields to honor the Class of 2020. If you’re in town, take a video from your location and share it to support our seniors!
All students grades 7-12 with online access need to check Remind and Google Classroom before Monday, April 6, if they are not signed up for packets to finish the school year.
Athletic apparel has arrived! If you ordered baseball or softball apparel last month, it can be picked up Monday, April 6....softball pickup at 9 am, baseball at 10 am, both pickup locations at the new gym.
You can help us fill in some missing pages in our 2020 Eagle Yearbook! Send pictures of your kids and the activities they've been busy with lately and we'll include what we can in the yearbook...email pictures to email@example.com or share them via Google Drive.
Group/athletic pictures that were taken March 4 cannot be processed because of photo lab closures due to COVID-19. If you ordered packages from these pictures, you will still receive those pictures once the labs re-open.
Dear Red Oak Family, Yesterday we learned that Oklahoma students will not return to the classroom for the remainder of the current school year, following a vote by the State Board of Education. Instead, districts, including Red Oak, will implement continuous learning plans that will allow students to complete the school year at home. State education and health officials believe this move will help our state fight the spread of COVID-19. We are sharing this information with you now so you can prepare accordingly for your family. We understand this change is in the best interest of everyone’s health, which is our greatest priority as a district. The state board’s vote also means that all extracurricular and special events will be canceled or postponed as well. Making these difficult decisions, we believe, is simply the right thing to do for our students, staff, and our community. That being said, we WILL have some form of senior graduation! We have been discussing ways to break it up numbers wise to comply with guidelines set forth. We will be meeting with senior officers next week in small groups or via teleconference to discuss ideas such as parking lot graduation, senior videos/DVD’s, live streaming, and/or parade style graduation. Prom can be postponed indefinitely…our current prom rules allow for “dates” to attend until they reach the age of 21, so a post graduate is able to attend a prom at a later date. Do to travel restrictions, senior trip looks as if it may not happen. We will be in discussion with our auditor on how to proceed with the funds that were raised. There is good news: Red Oak is developing a plan to ensure your child will continue to have opportunities to learn and grow academically, especially with parental support. Because we are unable to safely gather together, these lessons will be delivered and communicated via several ways to fit your needs. Teachers will meet next week to choose the best delivery method based on their students. Forms of this may be through Google classroom, YouTube, Zoom, emails, and packets. We have a great staff that has already been working to contribute to this continuous learning plan. We appreciate their hard work, as well as our support staff who has cleaned, scrubbed, sanitized, etc. Our food service has worked hard to get everything in place for meal service which has already begun. Many state mandates have been waived such as testing, attendance, and certain curriculum mandates. We are still waiting on clarification if our last day will be May 5, or May 8. Please continue to follow the CDC guidelines to protect yourself and your family. We will continue to communicate through our website, school Facebook page, Twitter, Remind, and via telephone. We are a community that sticks together in challenging times. As soon as we identify our next steps or gain more information we will share them with you. Let’s maintain our EAGLE pride in this unprecedented time! Sincerely, Bryan Deatherage Superintendent
REMINDER: A combination breakfast/lunch for children 18 and under will be available for pickup at the north door of the cafeteria beginning tomorrow from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. The door will be open, so just drive up and someone will bring meals to you. Please contact us if want to be aded to the list.
All school/health-related updates over Spring Break will be sent through the Remind and/or Red Oak School apps only (both apps are free). Please do not contact school personnel directly concerning these issues.
Dear Parents and Families, You have likely seen a lot of recent media attention on the coronavirus. Please know that Red Oak Public Schools is monitoring the situation daily and installing additional measures to maintain a clean and healthy environment for our students and staff. There are things you can do at home as well. The following information is provided to help prevent the transmission and spread of coronavirus. The virus, like many other illnesses including the flu, is spread between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) via coughing or sneezing. The same good health habits that prevent other viruses like the flu, also prevent the spread of coronavirus and decrease the risk of getting sick: Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, with 60% alcohol, if soap and water are not available. Cough into a tissue or your elbow (not your hand), then throw tissue away and wash your hands. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands. Avoid contact with people who are sick and stay home when you are sick. Keep students home if they are running a temperature, they report not feeling well, or appear weak or ill. Consult your healthcare provider if you or your child has health conditions that put you at increased risk. Additional guidance provided to districts from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on prevention, planning, and how to respond to coronavirus can be found on the CDC website. If you have a trip planned for spring break out of the country, please see the following guidance issued by the State Department of Education: Individuals returning from travel in any Level 2 or 3 country as determined by the CDC should self-quarantine for a period of two weeks. This includes students and employees. If you are planning a spring break trip out of the country, please notify your principal or supervisor so a discussion can take place on whether returning to school immediately is the right course of action. We all have a role to play in keeping students, staff, and families healthy and safe. You can help by staying informed, practicing good hygiene, and staying home or keeping children home if they have been running a fever or are exhibiting signs of a fever. We are committed to keeping you informed and working with you to keep our school community safe. Sincerely, Red Oak Public Schools Administration
School phone systems are currently down. If your child needs to make different than usual arrangements for pick-up, please message your child's teacher using the Remind app.
JH softball games today have been canceled.
OYE send-off will be tomorrow, March 10, at noon. JH softball game March 10 has been moved to Wister, 3:45 pm start time.
JH/HS softball games have been moved HERE today, JH at 4:30 pm and HS immediately following.
Baseball and softball spring apparel orders have been extended to Wednesday, March 11.
Forms for group pictures are being sent home today...pictures will be Wednesday. For elementary athletics, have your student wear or bring a purple Red Oak shirt.
Marissa Hill wins Grand Champion Steer at the Latimer County Livestock Show!
NHS NOMINEES: A reminder that all NHS application materials are due by Friday, February 28.
Due to the possibility of inclement weather, there will NO SCHOOL tomorrow, Wednesday, February 5.
Tomorrow's JH and HS basketball games will both be played at Grant, with JH beginning at 4 pm.
Friday is the last day to turn it school picture retake order forms.
Today’s basketball games at the Shrine Tournament are canceled.
Due to the timing of severe weather, school is being dismissed at 1:00 this afternoon.
Elementary and JH basketball at Wilburton today is canceled. Elementary games scheduled for Monday, January 13, at Quinton have been moved to Whitesboro at 9 am.
Picture retakes will be Thursday morning, January 9.
There will be no KiBois Head Start tomorrow, Monday, January 6.
Tonight is the Red Oak Livestock Show! Join us starting at 6 pm and support our local show team kids!
Baseball pages for the 2019 yearbook are now available and free to those who have purchased the current yearbook. Pages may be picked up in the yearbook room.
School will be dismissed at 12:30 pm today...have a great break!
The lockdown drill has concluded.
Today’s JH basketball game at Oktaha has been canceled.
WHAT A NIGHT! Both teams win, the Eagles overcoming a 12-point halftime deficit to win by five!
Tonight's basketball games vs. Clayton are CHRISTMAS THEMED! Wear your ugly Christmas sweaters, Santa hats, and cheer on the Eagles while rocking out to Christmas music at The Gill!
JH basketball has added a home game tomorrow, December 10, vs. Clayton at 4 pm (right before the HS games).
What a day for our FCCLA STAR event competitors! Lynsie Patten Cake Decorating Level 1 1st Place Abbey Muncy Cake Decorating Level 2 2nd place Molleigh Tate Children's Literature Level 1 1st place Sayde Brigane & Lizzie Oller Repurpose & Redesign Level 1 3rd place Maggie Tate & Armina Williams Level 2 4th place.
Senior panel picture proofs are now available in Mr. White’s room...orders are due back by Wednesday, December 4.
Friday night’s high school game vs. Stringtown has moved to Red Oak, start time still 6:30 pm.
Buses will run at 2:15 today. Bus riders are the only students affected by this change.
The November menu is updated and now online!
There was a medical issue at school this morning. Everything has been addressed and there is no need to be alarmed.
You still have time to submit pictures for our Veterans Wall of Honor to be displayed at our assembly on Monday at 9 am! Email pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org.
There has been a recent event which caused a safety concern within our school system. The situation was addressed by our administration and turned over to the proper authorities. Due to confidentiality laws we are not at liberty to discuss particulars. Please discuss with your children the magnitude and consequences of "joking" about school violence. Red Oak Schools are making every effort to provide a safe, enjoyable environment for all students in this ever-changing world in which we live.
Our school Wellness Policy is now available in the Documents sections of our website.
Junior high basketball tomorrow (Thursday, November 7) has been changed to a tip-off time of 5:30 pm. JV games that were scheduled tomorrow are canceled.
Elementary basketball games today have been canceled.
DC parent meeting has moved to the auditorium… Start time still 6 PM.
HONORING OUR VETERANS: In preparation for our annual Veterans Day assembly, we are asking anyone with a special veteran in their lives to send a picture of him/her, along with branch/place of service, to email@example.com. We want to honor those veterans with a special “Veterans Wall” at our assembly. Thank you!
FRIDAY EVENTS: Coronation pictures will start tomorrow at 4:30 pm in the auditorium. The coronation begins at 6 pm in the auditorium. The carnival begins following the coronation.
REMINDER: All Royalty Race money is due by 2 pm tomorrow, Thursday, October 24.
Reminder for Seniors: we will go to Wilburton and Poteau tomorrow for bingo prizes. Leaving school at 8:00.
Our broadcast team will do our best to record tonight’s elementary basketball games at Whitesboro and rebroadcast them tomorrow throughout the day. We are unable to livestream tonight because of poor cell service in that area.
What was that big announcement last week for students in grades 6-8? Please join us on Tuesday, October 29 at 6:00pm for a 25-minute parent informational meeting! A tour director will be there to meet you and explain more about this once-in-a-lifetime adventure to Washington, D.C. and Mt. Vernon during the summer of 2021. Contact Mr. White at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Please consider joining us if you have any interest at all, as there will be FREE pizza! Don't miss out!
Silo/Dale game in the top of the seventh...Eagles/Leedey game and broadcast will begin after this game concludes.
A great season comes to an end: Lady Eagles fall to LeFlore, 10-4.
Senior panel pictures have been rescheduled for Wednesday, October 16.
Let’s go to state together...Lady Eagles win and advance! #outworkeverybody
Lady Eagles defeat Smithville, will play the winner of Smithville/Welch (noon) at 2 pm tomorrow. If the Lady Eagles win, they join the Eagles at the State Tournament next week!
Eagles defeat Boswell 12-0 in the regional opener...next game for the Eagles follows the LeFlore/Tupelo game, with a trip to the State Tournament on the line!
Lady Eagles win their regional opener, 10-2 over Welch...will play again at 6 pm. Eagles lead Boswell in game one of their regional, 6-0 in the bottom of the second.
There will be NO SCHOOL Thursday, October 4, as we host players and fans from Welch, Earlsboro, and Smithville for the Class B regional softball tournament. Games begin at noon Thursday.
BACK-TO-BACK PERFECT GAMES: the Lady Eagles claim the district crown on the strength of two perfect games from Kacie Bell and Jaiden Dill!
High school softball has added a game TODAY at 5 pm vs. Coalgate.
Elementary softball/baseball games scheduled for Friday, September 20, vs. Cameron have been canceled.
Eagles claw back to beat B #9 Wright City, 4-3!
The Lady Eagles end Roff’s undefeated season with a 2-1 win!
Yearbook picture proofs are going home with students today...be sure to ask your kids about them!
Today’s HS softball game against Caney will be played HERE at 4:30.
Red Oak High School provides assessment through the ACT for high school juniors as part of our requirements for state testing. Please take the attached survey to help us provide a better assessment experience for our students! https://forms.gle/wmLroarSAu5EpuE26
Eagles win a thriller, 1-0 over Wister in the CASC Tournament!
School phone lines are down temporarily.
LET’S PLAY TWO: Eagles win against Roff on an incredible opening day rally, winning 5-4 in the bottom of the seventh!
The Eagles win their fall baseball home opener against Asher, 7-1!
NO-NO: Kacie Bell opens the fast pitch season with a no-hitter in a 12-0 Lady Eagle win over Keota!
Junior high Lady Eagles win their season opener 4-1 behind a two-hit gem by pitcher Cady Ammons!
Alumni baseball is still on as of now...game time pushed back to noon.
Reminder: enrollment for juniors and seniors begins at 9 am tomorrow, July 23.
In observance of the Dead Period as prescribed by the OSSAA, students may not use athletic facilities on campus for any reason from Saturday, June 29, through Sunday, July 7. Please make all efforts to comply with this rule.
Congratulations to Kayleigh Hunter and Shandee Noah, the latest Lady Eagles to be named All-State!
STATE TRACK MEET: Brooke Baldwin places 11th in the 100m hurdles and 7th in the 300m hurdles...congratulations Brooke!
STATE TOURNAMENT ALERT: Eagles play today at 2:30; state final at 5:00. Brooke Baldwin running in the 100m and 300m hurdles state finals also!
STATE TOURNAMENT ALERT: Today’s game has been postponed until tomorrow at 1:30. Finals will be tomorrow at 6:00...all games will be in Shawnee.
Eagle advance to the state semifinals with a 4-2 win over Leedey! Friday game time is 1:30 pm.
STATE TOURNAMENT ALERT: State softball tournament at Shawnee has been postponed until Thursday.
The Eagles are headed to state as regional champions! #outworkeverybody #takestate
Lady Eagles knock off #2 Varnum and earn a spot in the State Tournament! #outworkeverybody #takestate
REGIONAL TOURNAMENT UPDATE: Baseball games at Red Oak today have been moved to tomorrow (Friday), with the first game starting at 1 pm. Games will follow at 3 pm, 5 pm, and 7 pm. Saturday game times will be noon and 2 pm.
CALENDAR UPDATE: Tomorrow, April 23, is Play Day. No school Thursday, April 25. Last day of school is Monday, April 29.
PROM REMINDER: Pictures begin at 4:30 pm and end at 6 pm. Please enter through the rock stairs on the south side of the Old Gym (facing softball field).
Reminder: Cap and gown pictures are today, beginning with seniors at 8:30 am.
Third grade Easter egg hunt will be tomorrow at 2:30 on the peewee field (weather permitting). Students wanting to participate should bring a basket. (In the event of inclement weather, hunt will be moved indoors.)
Shandee Noah hits a walk-off single for a Lady Eagle win over Webbers Falls, 22-14!
An 8-run fourth has the Lady Eagles on top, 17-14...start of the fifth!
At the end of 3, Lady Eagles trail Webbers Falls 10-9.
Lady Eagles vs. Webbers Falls now...district semifinals!
Final: Red Oak 16, Braggs 0.
Lady Eagles add 10 in the second...10-0, end 2.
Lady Eagles hit three homers and score six in the first inning against Braggs. 6-0, end 1.
Pre-enrollment for Pre-K/K classes for next year will be 4/24 & 4/29 from 7:45-3:15. Please bring birth certificate, immunization record, social security card and CDIB card (if applicable). Pre-K limited to the first 25 students (waiting list will be created beyond that number).
SENIORS AND SENIOR PARENTS: Due to time constraints, seniors are limited for five pictures each for the graduation slide show. Please select your pictures by Thursday, April 18, or sponsors will select pictures for you.
Softball district tournament begins tomorrow at 10 am...be there to cheer on the Lady Eagles in their quest for a fourth straight state championship!
Today is the last day to sign up for summer school! Applications can be obtained at the school office...summer school is for kindergarten through third grade only.
Elementary baseball boys will be going on a field trip to a Tulsa Drillers game tomorrow, April 10. Bus will leave at 8 am and return around 6 pm...tickets and meals have already be paid for. Please contact Coach Booth with any questions.
The junior high softball game today has been canceled.
Junior baseball game today has been canceled.
NOTE TO PARENTS: Reports cards were sent home today.
Opening Day is just two days away! High school softball and baseball opens at home on Friday, while JH baseball plays at McAlester tomorrow and JH softball plays at Heavener.
Group and athletic pictures will be Thursday, March 7.
School pictures today have been postponed due to photographer illness. They will be rescheduled after basketball playoffs.
Group athletic pictures (baseball, softball, basketball) will be tomorrow, February 20, for grades 3-8.
There will be no school this Thursday, February 21.
Red Oak will have school tomorrow, Monday, February 18.
No fan bus tonight...but we’ll still have a good crowd! Girls play at 6:30, boys at 8:00, both at Panama!
FAN BUS UPDATE: Only three students have signed up...if we do not have a minimum of 20 signed up, we will not be taking the bus.
FAN BUS TOMORROW NIGHT! Limited to first 40 students fifth grade and up...students must provide their own money. Leaving school at 4:45 pm and returning at 10 pm. Mrs. Fazekas and Mrs. Nix will ride as chaperones.
Eagles win! Boys play Saturday night at 8:00 at Panama!
Lady Eagles advance, 79-57...play Saturday night at 6:30 at Panama!
Regional tournament afternoon session games begin at 1:30 pm, evening session games (Red Oak games) begin at 6:30 pm...you must pay a separate entry fee for each session.
Elementary Valentine parties will be tomorrow at 9:45 am. Buses will load at 11:45 am.
Breakfast and lunch menus are now available online...simply click on “Dining” to see the entire month!
Eagles win! Both teams play at home next Thursday, February 14...girls at 6:30 pm, boys at 8:00 pm.
CORRECTION: Eagles lead at the half, 23-22.
Eagles and Boswell are tied at the half, 22-22.
Lady Eagles win the District Championship over Boswell, 95-21. Lady Eagles play at home next Thursday, February 14, at 6:30 pm.
Lady Eagles lead Boswell at the half, 55-13.
T-minus one hour to District Championship Saturday...get to The Gill tonight and cheer on the Lady Eagles and the Eagles!
Eagles win, 64-42! Lady Eagles play tomorrow night at 6:30, Eagles at 8:00!
A two-point deficit is now a 19-point lead...55-36 Eagles.
Eagles trail by two after an exciting first half...29-27, Butner leads. Chance Noah is late by a tenth of a second with a three-pointer at the buzzer.
This weekend's district tournament games will feature a fundraiser to benefit the Caetlin Chatley family. Traditions Home Care has donated $100 gift cards that Red Oak students will sell $1 chances for, and 100 percent of the money raised will go the Chatlet family.
School will be dismissed at noon next Thursday, February 14.
Senior Night is Tuesday evening beginning at 5:45 pm in Gillespie Field House...it's also the final home game before the playoffs!
The new Red Oak Public Schools website is live! Check out our new online experience and download our app, available for Apple and Android devices!