Mrs. Harmon and Mr. Harvey are at the elementary until 7 pm with COVID-19 summer athletic activity guidelines forms. Parents need to sign at the school and return at that time.
Mrs. Harmon and Mr. Harvey will be at the elementary Sunday evening at 6-7 if parents need a form or want to turn the forms in.
Arkoma Public Schools COVID-19 Athletic guidelines are available now in the elementary school office for student participation this summer. The form must be submitted to the coach in person by a parent/guardian. Summer workouts begin next week for all sports.
CORRECTION - JH & HS students can pick up and drop off school items Tuesday , May 19 from 2 - 5 PM. Please do not enter any buildings. There will be a box for you to return items. Mr Harvey will bring you items from your locker. Thank you! - rh
The Choctaw Summer School program that was to be held at Pocola has been cancelled.
Summer Meals Program starts delivery today and every Tuesday and Thursday at 10 AM until the end of June.
Join us tonight at 6:30 for the Drive-thru Teacher/Staff Appreciation celebration at the Park! Make signs, wear your Arkoma gear and come tell our staff we appreciate them! -The Arkoma CIA
JH & HS students can pick up and drop off school items this Monday from 12-3pm. Please do not enter any buildings. There will be a box for you to return items. Mr Harvey will bring you items from your locker. Thank you!
If you paid for a yearbook, you can pick those up at the elementary until 4pm today or tomorrow from 9-4. After those are handed out, we will have a few extras for sale. Thank you.
Any school library books can be dropped off at the elementary school between 9-4, Monday through Thursday. There will be a box by the office door. Thank you!
It’s time to celebrate Teacher Appreciation week! We aren’t going to let Covid-19 ruin the fun! Join us this week for some fun activities to celebrate our teachers and staff! Check out our daily activities below and our previously posted video for the details on our parade later this week! Virtual Teacher Appreciation Activities: 😁Make Them Smile Monday- Throw on your favorite school spirit gear, take a picture of your best smile & send it to your teacher(s) to brighten their day! 👏🏻Takes A Village Tuesday- Write a note of gratitude for our leaders & support staff. Principals, Coaches, Teacher Assistants, Cooks, Secretaries, Librarians & Custodians all play a part in making our schools great! 💙“Without you” Wednesday- Record a short video or write a note that starts with you saying “Without you, I wouldn’t have learned to...” & fill in the blank. 🥰Thank You Thursday- Find a way to say thank you showing your creative side! It might be a funny video, cool chalk drawing, window art, or even silly song. 🚙Also, join us for our teacher appreciation parade at Arkoma park. 🐴We Are Family Friday- Share one of your favorite memories from this school year (psst... getting out EXTRA early this year doesn’t count) 😉 You can send your thank you to your teachers via school email, remind, or share on Facebook and tag them. Tag a fellow parent so everyone is in the know. We can’t wait to celebrate our teachers and staff with you this week! - The Mustang C.I.A.
We’ll be live in 15 mins with JH academic awards!! Join us!
Bonus menu item of the Day: Item number 47: Design a skyscraper and then use canned goods are non-perishable food items to build it. This is a Science Activity. Look at Freshman, Deuce Walden, in action! https://www.facebook.com/100000684910752/posts/3143592885673511/?
Menu item of the day: Describe a tradition in your community. If you could create a new tradition what would it be and what would you name it. This is a Social Studies activity. Thomas, with the help of his mom, has awesome answers and ideas. Check out this first grader’s video: https://www.facebook.com/100000684910752/posts/3143126232386843/?
Lots of questions about menu items not being “regular” work. We are going to post some examples of completed menu items and what subjects they address. Here’s the first one: 6th grader, Hayden, chose menu item 37 from the Distance Learning Activities(also under Read & Do on website). 37. Create a marble roller coaster. She was also told to write her process down. This uses her science and language arts skills. To make it more challenging, for her age, she had to get the marble from the upstairs to the downstairs and land in a jar. Please encourage your students to do these activities! We want them to work their minds!!! Click here for the video of her completed project: https://www.facebook.com/100000684910752/posts/3124569370909196/?
Wear your favorite Arkoma Shirt! Watch DJ B (Coach Grooms) live on Instagram and FB - Then go live yourself on your Social Media of Choice post pics and videos! Let’s rock with the Mop, show the world how the Mustangs Renegade the right way! social media needs to know that our prom imay not be in person but we will find a way to Prom from a Distance!
From a parent: We have an Easter bunny suit and we are going to drive around Arkoma, wave, and throw candy around 1:30, weather permitting. Please share. We are trying to brighten everyone’s Easter 🐣 🐰
Parade heading North on Stateline heading to Industrial and Main Street.
Parade is on its way!
The Parade will be moving south of Cook Street at 6 pm and will proceed north of Cook Street around 6:25-6:30ish. Listen for the horns. Wave to your teachers.
Don’t forget the parade tonight at 6 to kick off Virtual School next week! Make a sign, dress up, or just hang out in your yard! We will be by most streets! We can’t wait to see everyone....from a distance!!!
Email issues have been fixed. Please let me know if you’re still have trouble accessing your email. J. Walden
Students having trouble with accessing email via phone: Mrs. Barnes is working on it but: iPhone users will have to add their school email under the blue mail icon that comes on the iPhone. They can also go through safari and access email through google.com. Android users can either get the gmail app or go through their internet browser and access email through google.com.
Teachers will be contacting students and parents today and tomorrow. Some of these calls will come from unfamiliar numbers! Please watch for these calls! Lots of information about virtual school and upcoming events will be given in during these contacts!!
We have free mulch if anyone in Arkoma would like some for their flower beds. If interested contact Mr. Walden on Jessica Walden’s FB page.
Parents/guardians - please answer this survey about your home internet: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd1gEuwWmb-w6n2peKNNoOCm2GEXUrYqzjFSFREzpAzdV9ySA/viewform
If you have not heard traditional school setting will not happen for remainder of the year. This decided for us by OSDE, for entire state. We are currently working on a continuous education plan that we must put in place for remainder of the year. We will be surveying our community probably more than once to try and serve the parents and students the best we can. Starting sometime during the week of April 6th will be some form of distance learning for students. Also we will continue meals through the remainder of school year. More info to follow as we receive it.
🎉 FUN IDEA AHEAD !🎉 Have you seen the super neat “bear hunt” trend going around Facebook? It’s so fun! Families are putting stuffed bears in their front windows so other families can drive around their towns going on “Bear hunts”. A sort of safer version of hide and seek 😆 We would LOVE to take this idea and put a twist on it for our little Mustangs and call it the Arkoma Zoo! If you’d like to participate, have your child grab a favorite stuffed friend and put it in a window of your home where it’s easily seen from the street by tonight. You might even put a fun fact written big on a sign next to it, just like they have at the zoo so the kids get a little learning snuck in when they find an animal. Then, this weekend or next week, print out this fun bingo sheet, load the fam up in the car and go take a ride around Arkoma for the “drive thru zoo!” If your family makes a bingo, have a fun dance party or maybe even ice cream to celebrate! Don’t forget to obey the traffic laws 😉and share pictures of your family out and about with us here! If you plan on participating, post a fun animal gif in the comments below! No need to give any addresses as part of the fun is driving around in search for the next stuffed friend! -The Mustang CIA IMG_3279.JPG
On our way to the apartments!
Running a little bit behind but we are on our way!
Pulling into sooner place the. Back down state line.
Mustang Meals will be at Archwood Apts in about five minutes
Meal delivery will start at 10. Pickup will be from 10-12:30 at elementary cafeteria. Honk and they will bring it out! Meals will needed to be heated up!!
Meal delivery pulling into garden walk
Food delivery is almost to Lynn drive. Getting on state line road.
Starting meal delivery. Using morning bus routes. If bus doesn’t come by your house of morning please be outside or watching. Thank you.
We will start delivering meals @10 today. Please keep in mind some meals may needed to be heated. If you pick up meals at elementary please honk and it will be brought out. Please be patient this is a work in progress. Thank you.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT AT HOME INSTRUCTION: THE State Department has made it very clear that there is to be NO instruction through April 5th. This is considered an extended break with the purpose of protecting students and staff. After April 5th instruction will be addressed whether in person or virtually. We are diligently working to be prepared when that time comes. In the meantime, our staff has gathered many online resources for students of all ages to use during this break. To access these resources, go to the Arkoma Public Schools website and click on HOME RESOURCES. DONT FORGET: Meal delivery and pick-up will begin this Monday! As more information becomes available we will do our best to convey it to our community. Thank you.
Per the State Dept of Ed, ALL schools in Oklahoma are to shut down operations until April 6th. NO INSTRUCTION, SCHOOLWORK OR GRADING IS ALLOWED DURING THIS TIME. Arkoma Schools is working to provide students with resources they can use during this break, if they choose to do so. More information to come.
The Arkoma School District will provide meals to any Arkoma resident ages 0-18 starting Monday, March 23rd. There are two ways to receive meals: Bus Routes- starting at 10am, we will run our morning routes and stop at all regular bus stops. We will use our mini bus and the White SUV, which will be marked with our Mustang Logo. We will stop at each bus stop and honk if children are not already outside. After the second honk, we will wait a brief moment and then go to next stop. Anyone 0-18 wanting the meals, will need to come out to the school vehicles. Drive Through Option- starting at 10am, we will deliver meals out of the elementary cafeteria. You will drive through the car rider line, stop at the back cafeteria doors by the freezers and honk. We will bring the meals out to your car. DO NOT enter the cafeteria. Things to know: 1. The child will have to be present to receive a meal. 2. We will deliver a breakfast and lunch at the same time. 3. The lunch will be able to be heated up at a later time. After we get a routine established, our times will be more predictable. Please be patient with us in the beginning. This is all unchartered territory, but together we will get through this stronger and more united than ever! Please fill out the following survey to let us know how many kids, ages 0-18 we will be serving: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5CK6M9X
Please fill out the attached survey in regards to meal service during the extended break. We need everyone to respond so we have a better idea of the needs of our community. Thank you. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScMqhNJkLcm6E8dmaj9tec16FAZsnMgtUsluKhbra7d-en5NQ/viewform
From Oklahoma State Department of Education: All schools are to cease all operations effective March 17th until April 6th to include instructional services, grading, extra curricular activities, classroom instruction, staff development, trainings and conferences. More information to follow soon.
Arkoma Public Schools stands firm in our number one priority: the safety of our students and staff. We are in communication with the State Superintendent of Public Instruction and we are monitoring the Centers for Disease Control recommendations in regards to school closures due to the CoronaVirus/COVID-19. At this time, neither agency recommends closing school in our current circumstances. This could change at any time and definitely if circumstances change. In the meantime, we are developing new standards for cleaning and student management to ensure that we continue to provide a safe place for everyone. We have a teleconference with the State Department tomorrow at 2pm and will keep our community informed as new details and directives are given.
The elementary dress code is still in effect. According to our handbook, no shorts or open toed shoes are to be worn from Halloween to Spring Break. Thank you.
Thursday is the last day for the Book Fair!
Book Fair ends tomorrow!!
Due to city water being turned off, Arkoma Schools will dismiss at 1:30.
Transportation Day at the elementary school has been rescheduled to April 3rd from 9 to 11.
Today’s Slow Pitch games vs. McCurtain have been cancelled.
The elementary outdoor classroom is in need of cardboard egg cartons. They are currently germinating various vegetables that will be for sale. Donations can be dropped off at the elementary office. Thank you for your support!
Today’s softball games will be AT Keota starting at 5:00 for JH with HS to follow.
A reminder that JH/HS Parent-Teacher Conference is from 3-9 PM tonight at the JH/HS Campus.
The Elementary Spring Book Fair starts tonight during P/T Conferences! Everyone is welcomed to stop by. There are books for all ages!
JH & HS Cheer Tryout Information: Tryout material will be posted this weekend on the JH & HS Cheer FB pages. Clinics will be this Mon, Tues and Thurs from 5-6pm in the Elementary Gym. Tryouts will be Friday, Feb 28th starting at noon.
Monday we will take pictures for the following: JH & HS Softball JH & HS Baseball ELEM, JH & HS Archery JH & HS Trap Track Everyone will take individual pictures, except track. Pictures will be ordered online.
REMINDER: The JH/HS campus is not accepting Valentine’s deliveries.
REMINDER: The elementary school does not accept Valentine’s deliveries.
Just a reminder that there IS SCHOOL tomorrow, but no school Monday.
The softball meeting for 2nd-7th grades has been rescheduled to this Thursday night at 5:30 in the elementary cafeteria.
CONGRATULATIONS to Katie Johnson for placing 1st in Professional Presentation at the FCCLA Region STAR Events today in Sulphur! Next stop... State!
Homecoming ceremony starts at 5:30 tonight. The boys will play at 6:30 followed by the girls game around 7:45. See you there. #GoBigBlue
Students need to bring water bottles starting tomorrow. Water fountains will be closed through the flu season!
Class pictures tomorrow!!
Friday High School Basketball at Keota - Boys will play the first game at 6:30, Girls will play the second game around 7:45.
Singleton Elementary held its school-wide Spelling Bee today. Top Spellers for each grade were: 1st- Kynlynn McDonald 2nd- Ryder McDonald 3rd- Layla Watkins 4th- Isabelle Dotson 5th- Vincent Chappell 6th- Abby Johnson The overall winners were: Winner Abby Johnson Runner-up Kaydence Batt Third Place Piper Murray Abby and Kaydence will compete April 3rd in Muskogee at the Eastern Oklahoma Spelling Bee!
Tuesday night we will have 1st & 2nd grade exhibition games during the high school halftimes. Get ready for some fun!!
The elementary school-wide Spelling Bee will be tomorrow at 9:30am in the elementary gym. Students who placed in their class competitions will compete for the school title. Everyone is welcome!
The Arkoma Jr. High Academic team recently won District @ Monroe January 21st. Team Members are: Jeremiah Caldwell, Jack Graham, Keaton Hundley, Abbygail Smith, Trinity Alexander, and Landen Bise. The team is coached by Isaac Burris and will compete in Regionals February 22 @ Hodgen at 10 AM. Congratulations.
3rd-6th grade basketball pictures are tomorrow starting at 8:15am. Everyone will take pictures. No money required. Ordering will be done online at Jodi Olsen Photography.
Elementary basketball pictures are Monday. Ball players will need shoes and uniforms. No money required, pictures will be ordered online.
Trying to schedule a different time for PD with guest speaker today. Will let you know ASAP. Roads are clearing off pretty good.
Trying to work out details with guest speaker today. If roads continue to clear off we will have PD. Trying to schedule it earlier than 2:30.
Arkoma Schools will be closing today due to weather and current road conditions to insure the safety of our students. No school todayWednesday, January 22nd.
REMINDER: No school Monday!
Thursday Basketball - Arkoma at Shady Point - Games will start at 5 pm with 5th/6th Grade Boys, then 7th/8th Grade Boys, and last 7th/8th Grade Girls. There will not be a 5th/6th Girls game.
Elementary report cards are being sent home today.
Senior night will be Tuesday, January 14th @ 5:45. Come out and support our seniors!!
School is back in session tomorrow, Monday January 6th!!
The HS Practice Gym floor is being refinished this morning and may not be used before Thursday evening Archery Practice.
We will be pouring concrete tomorrow in the elementary parking lot by the gym. Please use the back parking lot tomorrow during the Christmas luncheon to avoid the concrete truck and workers. Sorry for the inconvenience.
JH girls play at 4 today vs Cameron AT Carl Albert State College. JH boys will play after.
A reminder that Thursday, December 19 games versus Cameron will be played at CASC in Poteau. JH Girls game starts at 4 PM followed by JH Boys. High school games start at 6:30
Keota games today At 4:30 - 3/4 BOYS; 5/6 BOYS then 3/4 Girls and 5/6 Girls.
Just a reminder that this weeks JH/HS basketball games versus Cameron will be played at CASC in Poteau
Monday elementary games at Keota will play - 4:30 with 3/4 girls, 3/4 boys, 5/6 boys, 5/6 girls.
High School and Junior High boys and girls basketball pictures will be Monday at 1pm. Everyone will take an individual pic. Orders can be placed at Jodi Olson photography.
JH/HS Girls Basketball pictures are Monday, December 16th at 1 pm followed by JH/HS Boys at game gym. All players will take individual pictures. No money required Monday. You may order from Jodi Olson Photography.
REMINDER: Elementary Christmas Lunch tickets and money are due tomorrow by noon!
Arkoma Lady Mustangs play Booneville today at 4 in the BATTLE on the BORDER. A change to the schedule - Arkoma JV Mustangs will play at 5:30 vs. McCurtain. Please come out and support our teams.
Thursday basketball games - JH will be playing in the conference tournament at Porum. High school plays at Kinta starting at 6:30. JV 5th/6th elementary hosts belfonte starting at 4:30 at Arkoma. ALL Friday games are postponed.
There will be a Johnson-O’Malley meeting Friday, November 22 at 5 p.m. in the HS Cafeteria.
Playoff shirts are in the Elementary office. Please come get them by 3:40.
Football Playoff tomorrow at Weleetka! Wear your school colors tomorrow to show support!!!!
Elementary Basketball starts at 5 pm. No 3rd/4th grade girls game today. All three other teams play.
SAVE THE DATE: Dec 17th, Singleton Elementary will host a family night called “A Night Before Christmas”. This will be an evening of Christmas celebration with crafts, singing, pictures, bingo and more! More details to come!!
OSSAA announces all veterans of Armed Forces will get in free to Football Playoffs November 15th. Ticket prices are $7 for all others. OSSAA Playoff Passes only will be accepted.
The field trip orignally for today has been rescheduled for December 18th. The bus will leave at 8:15 and be back around 2. Lunch will be provided.
Order playoff shirts online by 6pm Tuesday!!! https://gogearonline.com/arkoma-football-playoff-shirts
Playoff Shirts!!! Order online at the following link: https://gogearonline.com/arkoma-football-playoff-shirts
Due to the weather forecast for Bentonville today, we are postponing the trip for today. As soon as we get a reschedule date, we will let everyone know.
Monday, November 11th, UFAS will be providing a FAFSA workshop for seniors. They will be here after breakfast for the workshop. Please come prepared with income tax forms such as W-2s. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Walden at the school.
**Field Trip Week** We are taking field trips next week. We will be going to Crystal Bridges. The bus will leave at 9:15 and return around 3. Monday, November 11th will be 9th & 10th grade. Thursday, November 14th will be 11th & 12th grade. Friday, November 15th will be 7th & 8th. We will send notes home as well.
If you ordered Fan Cloth and you had an item missing, please call the Elementary and let Mrs. Harmon know. Several items have came in, so please call to see if yours has arrived.
Reminder: Flu Shots are tomorrow! Students must have form signed before they can take shot. HS shots are 9-10:15. Elementary shots are 10:15-11:30.
Tonight at the football game, Jr Wilburn will be serving Chili. $5.00 bowl with cheese, crackers and Fritos to choose from.
FANCLOTH has delivered MOST of the orders. You can pick up yours at the elementary school. Since it was ordered online, we do not know who ordered. You are welcomed to call to confirm your order is here.
Football pictures grades 5-8 at 8 am Monday at the Football Field. Team and individual. Coach Wise will have forms. $10 cash if you want to purchase.
If Arkoma 7-12 students are interested in Trap, See Mr. Karich or Tina today or Monday. You may also add the remind @trap20181
Don't forget to pick up your Blue & Gold!
Football homecoming pics are ready! Each student that was in homecoming will be sent a link to the Dropbox file. If you as a parent would like access to the file as well please email Mrs. Randi at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will be happy to share the file with you. You will possibly need a print release. There will be one in the file that you can print off. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Walden at the school.
Blue & Gold is here and ready to be picked up!
Blue & Gold will be here today! If you sold any, please make arrangements for pick up with Ms. Falkner.
The FCCLA meeting scheduled for this evening is canceled due to advisor illness.
ARCHERY - There will be a short archery meeting tonight at 5:30 at the HS Gym, 100 Blocker Ave. for any students grades 7-12 that are interested. No equipment needed tonight. See Mrs. Wise. RLH
NO COST TO STUDENTS - Choctaw Nation of OK is providing vaccinations at no charge for students November 5 at the Jr. High/High School 9-10:15am and Singleton Elementary 10:15-11:30am. Forms for students are available in the offices and must be filled out and returned by October 30.
Tomorrow’s Elem/JH football games against Brushy have been cancelled.
School is in session Monday!!!
Tomorrow Night at the Game: Street tacos. Carne asada or Al pastor (pork) $1.50 each or special 4 for $5. Or taco plate with 3 tacos and rice for $5. Includes help yourself to Salsa, onions and cliantro, lemon. Yum yum Yum!!!
Cheer pics tomorrow for ALL grades! Elementary girls will wear uniforms to school and then change after pictures! $10 CASH ONLY for a team and individual memory mate.
Blue & Gold orders and money are due tomorrow! Please turn them in to Ms. Falkner.
Don't forget: Blue & Gold orders and money are due to Ms. Falkner by October 10th. If you would like to sell and haven't picked up a form, there's still time!
FANCLOTH ORDERS UPDATE: we received an email from FANCLOTH informing us that they have had problems in their production facility in regards to filling all the orders they received. They have given us a date of October 18th to ship. We apologize for the delay.
YARD SIGNS are in and can be picked up at the elementary office starting Friday!
Officially introducing our Students’ Activities Board! The MAB-“Mustangs Activities Board” is a group of high school students who organize student body activities and encourage ALL students to be involved in their school. They will host entertainment, family and school tradition activities throughout the year. We are so excited to see this organization do great things to unite our student body!!
High School Academic Team tryouts will be tomorrow, September 26th. Meet in Mrs. McCollough's room immediately after school or at 4:30 p.m., if you're interested.
Blue & Gold order forms can be picked up in Ms. Falkner's room. Forms and money are due to Ms. Falkner by October 10th.
HOMECOMING is tonight at 6:30pm. If it is raining it will be held in the gym. Hope to see everyone there!!
Who’s ready for Homecoming? Friday night means football and some tasty Kickin Karich’s BBQ!! AHS Cheerleaders will have a BBQ fundraiser Friday night! All proceeds will go to support the High School Cheerleaders. -Pulled pork, potato salad, and baked beans $8.00 or a sandwich for $6.00. We will start serving at 5:30 pm when the gates open! Come out and support our Cheerleaders and tailgate with the best BBQ around!!
The Student Activities Board is a high school organization started this year to encourage our student body to be more active in their school. Members kicked off Homecoming Week by handing out donuts on Monday. They are also holding a sidewalk decorating contest that will end on Friday. Tomorrow they will have giant Jenga games for students at lunchtime! Look for their float in the Homecoming parade on Thursday and of course watch their Student Section at the games!
A student organization is needing EMPTY 12 pack soda boxes by Monday afternoon. The more boxes, the better the activity will be! Please drop off at either school office. Thank you!!
REMINDER: Animals are not allowed on any school campus or at any sporting event. Thank you.
SEPTEMBER 10 - Fast pitch vs Porum will start at 4 pm and elementary/jr. high football vs Gans will start at 5:30 pm.
**STUDENT SECTION** We are reserving the top of the south end of the bleachers for the student section. Please be aware of this when picking your seat. We ask that if you’re not a student, please do not sit in this section. Thank you in advance!!
All Arkoma students get in free to all home games!!!!! Come join us at Mustang Field tonight. Kickoff 7:30
Picture Day is Monday!
Junior Wilburn will be grilling burgers at football game tomorrow. Hamburger/cheeseburger with lettuce tomato cheese onion & pickle, bag of chips & cookie $5.00. Starting at 6:30 Drinks will be sold in concession Burger proceeds will go towards Juniors Kidney Foundation Account.
SEPTEMBER 10 - Fast pitch vs Porum will start at 4 pm and elementary/jr. high football vs Gans will start at 5:30 pm.
We are experiencing phone issues. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Football scrimmage time @ Western Yell has been moved to 7 pm.
Arkoma schools will be accepting bids on a school bus and a Kawasaki mule. For more details contact email@example.com.
Ice Cream Social is Thursday Aug 29th at 7:00pm at the football field! We will kick off football season by introducing players and cheerleaders from elementary, junior high and high school teams! This is a free event so hope to see everyone there! If you would like to donate pre-packaged, individually wrapped ice cream of any type please bring it to the elementary school by next Wednesday the 28th. Anything that does not go that night will be a fundraiser for the high school cheer squad. We appreciate everyone’s donations and can’t wait to see everyone at the ice cream social!
Reminder that tomorrow is early release day. School will dismiss at 2 PM. Buses will run at 2 PM.
School buses will run about 10 minutes earlier this year on the morning routes. Please be outside so drivers know to stop. Also, remember school dismisses at 3:15 except on Wednesdays dismissal is at 2:00. See everyone tomorrow!!
New student orientation will be Tuesday at 7:00pm in cafeteria. This is for ANY Pre-k through 6th grade student. We will introduce our school to you and discuss drop-off/pick-up procedures, dress code, etc.
There will be a meeting at 6:00pm Tuesday night in the elementary cafeteria for 3rd-6th grade students wanting to play sports.
Due to the School Improvement process we are undergoing, teachers are required to have additional professional development weekly. In order for this to happen, we will have EARLY RELEASE every Wednesday at 2:00pm. After a few adjustments to our school calendar, we will still meet all state attendance requirements. We hope that this will also give an afternoon for appointments in light of our new attendance policy. Thank you in advance for working with us to improve Arkoma Schools.
Open House will be August 13th, 6-8pm. Hope to see everyone there!!
9th through 12th Grade Boys Physicals Friday, July 19 @ 10AM - Game Gym. $5 - Bring all signed documents. Any 6th-12th Grade Girls that need a physical may come after 11AM and be worked in as time permits.
6th, 7th, & 8th Grade Boys Physicals Friday, July 19 @ 9AM - Game Gym. $5 - Bring all signed documents
Boys athletes grades 6-12, and parents, will have athletic orientation Thursday, July 18 @ 7PM at the Game Gym. Also football players and their parents will have a meeting right after orientation.
Please plan to attend a meeting this Thursday, July 18th in the elementary gym at 7pm for an all BOYS, sports orientation. Boys who will be playing any sport, grades 6-12, are required to attend. Also, we are asking football parents, and any community members interested in supporting our football program to attend as well, as we will discuss the formation of our new Quarterback Club. See you Thursday night! Go Mustangs!
HS AND JH ENROLLMENT CHANGE: Dates will be July 30-31 and August 6-7. Each day, I’ll be available from 8-2. If these days and times do not work for you, we can schedule another time. Thank you for your understanding. Mrs. J. Walden
Elementary class assignments will be made the second week of August.
New student enrollment for Pre-K through 6th grades will begin July 29th from 8am-2pm, Monday-Thursday.
Pre-k through 6th grades will have a $10 supply fee that will cover school supplies for the year with the exception of pencils. Students will bring their own pencils. That fee can be paid in the office beginning July 29th, Monday-Thursday 8am-2pm.
Want to apologize for the chaotic experience at school today dealing with athletic physicals. We failed to plan well enough in advance for the absence of key people in this type of function who have helped in the past. Learning process for us. Also want to thank those who pitched in and helped!—Cyal Walden
There is NO girls’ orientation tonight. Physicals are tomorrow starting at 9am.
Accepting applications for a special education paraprofessional. If interested, fill out an application at the superintendent’s office, Mon-Thurs 8am-2pm.
ATTENTION 5th-8th GRADE BOYS: Our coaching staff is going to start the Mustang Pride-Basic Training Workout program. This is a conditioning, speed and agility program to help prepare for the upcoming sports seasons. ***This is highly recommended if your son plans on playing football, basketball or baseball this year. It will consist of field workouts and Vertamax training. It is for boys in fifth through eighth grades. It will run July 9th-August 1st. Workout sessions will be Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays 8-9pm. Boys who complete all 11 sessions will receive a Basic Training t-shirt. The first workout is THIS TUESDAY, 8:00PM @ the FOOTBALL FIELD.
No girls basketball open gym tomorrow
The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association is implementing its dead period throughout the entire state, beginning from this Saturday up until July 7. This dead period from the OSSAA applies to all athletic activities. Coaches and athletes are prohibited from contact with each other, and athletic facilities are prohibited from being used. Field maintenance is not prohibited during the dead period. Any coach who violates this dead period will be suspended for the first half of the regular season. Athletes who have qualified for a tournament earlier in the summer may participate in that tournament if it coincides with dead week.
In addition to normal girlsopen gyms, Coach Green will be opening the gym Friday from 11am - 12pm at the game gym for JH and HS.
Attendance is extremely important and will be a big focus next year! Plan now to schedule appointments outside of school time. Remember, EVERY DAY COUNTS!!
**6-12 GRADE GIRLS** Just wanted to make sure you all know about open gym on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 10-12, with Coach Green. Come meet the new coach and brush up on your basketball skills.
May 28th at 5:30 Coach Shepherd will address all parents and players fast-pitch & slow-pitch for 6-12th grades followed by Coach Green addressing the girls basketball players of 6th-12th grades @ the Game Gym.
Accepting applications for HS MATH TEACHER. Must be certified in INTERMEDIATE MATH OR ADVANCED MATH. Send resumes to: firstname.lastname@example.org by JUNE 1ST. .
ALL GIRL ATHLETES AND PARENTS MANDATORY MEETING Girls going into 6th-12th grades May 28th @5:30 New Gym Coach Weezie will discuss fast pitch & slow pitch softball Coach Green will discuss girls’ basketball
Storm shelters open on both campuses
Boys Athlete & Parent Sports Orientation July 18 at 7pm Singleton Campus Gym - This is a required meeting. Boys Physicals July 19th 9-1130am
Girls Athlete & Parent Sports Orientation July 11 at 7pm Singleton Campus Gym - This is a required meeting. Girls Physicals July 12th 9-1130
ATTN 2019 Graduates: If you are a KTC or CASC student, your senior packet will not be ready for pick up until May 29th. All other senior packets will be ready by tomorrow, May 15th, by 10am!
Another year is in the books and with that, another awesome week celebrating our teachers and staff for Teacher Appreciation week. I’d like to take a quick minute to say thank you to everyone who contributed to making this week happen for both campuses. (Please forgive me if I’ve missed anyone. It’s only because I failed to write it all down, but your contribution was no less appreciated. ❤️) Donation of food and/or supplies: Sarah Killion Donna Lenard Lisa Wilburn Faith Sweeten Jyme Brinkley Aletha Pike Kim Batt Ruth Seabold Stacia Caldwell Kelli Smith Donations for giveaways: Bath and Body Works Silver Dollar City The Okie Sunflower D. Kolb Design Bar Stacey Young with Plunder Oklahoma Science Museum Arkansas Naturals The Amazeum Malco Theaters Panera Bread company The Party Place Sam’s Club Autozone Kal Home Health Heidi’s Way Boutique Southpointe Church First National Bank Also to Drenda Kolb for decorating the Junior high and high school snack room and the Johnson family for decorating the elementary. Also to Wendye Cheshier for helping seek out donations from our sponsors for our giveaways. We appreciate everyone’s help so much and hope to see even more involvement next year. We heard so many kind words of gratitude that were great reminders of why we take the time and resources to celebrate all of our leaders during this week. They deserve the best! Have a great Summer! See you in August! - The Mustang CIA Team
GRADUATION ETIQUETTE: Please take a moment to silence your phones during graduation. Also, we ask that you promptly step outside with crying babies and remember to remain quiet during our event. Our graduates have worked 13 years for this moment. We want everyone to enjoy it.
Not sure who all is involved. But want to thank the CIA for all they have done for the staff this week. Thank you so much, Cyal Walden
The Powder Puff game begins at 1:45 Thursday on the football field. $1 admission. We will also sell SNO CONES for $1. All proceeds benefit the HS football team!
The Elementary 3rd-6th grade awards assemble will begin at NOON tomorrow in the elementary campus gym.
Jr. High and High School Academic Awards Assembly Thursday, May 9 @ 6pm at Elementary Gym. Lists have been posted. AJH Athletic Awards will be handed out also.
The Summer EBT for Children Program is now taking applications. Please call (580)272-1178 or (844)256-3467 to apply or you can apply online at www.Chickasaw.net/SummerEBT. All students on free/ reduced lunches are eligible. You do not have to be Native American. Any questions, please talk to Sean Lundquist.
Do to weather, the Powder Puff game originally scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday, May 8th has now been rescheduled for Thursday, May 9th @ 1:45pm.
**PROM PHOTOS** Prom photos can be made available through Dropbox. Every student who attended prom has had the file shared with them already. As a parent, if you would also like access to those photos, please email Miss Randi at email@example.com. She will get the link sent to you via email as soon as she can. Thank you for your patience.
HS PARENTS - If you haven’t yet, please follow the link below to fill out a parent survey. This survey is to help us as a school better service our students. Your feedback is important. Thank you for taking time to fill the survey. https://tinyurl.com/NineElements-Parent
May 9th is the JH/HS awards ceremony. It will start at 6 PM and will be in the new gym.
Summer Basketball starts this Monday at 6:00 - 8:00 for Boys and Girls jin the new gym. Parents please stay for a 5-10 min meeting before practice. Girls and boys 5th grade through 8th grade are able to participate this summer. We will have games every Monday in June. Go Mustangs!
HS PARENTS ONLY - Thank you so much for responding to the previous post about the survey. As of Monday, 32 parents had responded to the survey. If you have not completed the survey, please find the link below. Thank you for your input as we try to better your child’s education. https://tinyurl.com/NineElements-Parent
May 2 Sports Banquet Meal Tickets ON SALE NOW through April 30 at noon. $10 per meal ticket. Send or bring money to Coach Harvey in the HS Office.
ATTN: All students in grades 8th-12th, Choctaw Nation is now taking applications for the Choctaw Youth Advisory Board. The Board empowers youth to become leaders with a servant attitude toward others. Our program utilizes a leadership curriculum that develops within the student positive change to reach their full potential through creative thinking, presentation, planning and teambuilding to foster success as leaders of tomorrow. Students are inspired to use their service-leadership skills through community service projects to promote positive change within our communities. If interested please see Mr. Sean Lundquist.
HS PARENTS...Please click on the following link to complete a parent survey. We are working hard to put some new things in place and we would really like your feedback. THANK YOU!! https://tinyurl.com/NineElements-Parent
2019 Arkoma High School Athletic Banquet - May 2, 6-8 pm @ Elementary Gym Meal tickets on sale from April 23rd- April 30th at noon. $10 per plate. Student Athletes eat free. Catering by Fry Daddy’s. A salad, beef tips or chicken strips, French fries, okra and drink will be served.. Doors open at 5:30 pm and Banquet starts at 6 pm.
Did You Know, that the Choctaw Nation has a "Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program(LIHEAP). Its designed to assist low income Indian households with home heating, cooling, and crisis intervention assistance. You must have the following: Minor/Elderly or Disabled in the home, and live in one of the 10.5 Counties! If you would like more info call 800-522-6170 ext 2384 or Contact Sean Lundquist
Prom tickets must be purchased by Monday, April 15th. The cost is $35 each. See Mrs. Burnette or Ms. Falkner to pay.
Thursday - HS Softball @ Gans 4pm
Thursday Athletics - JH Baseball plays at Pocola at 3:30pm. HS Baseball plays at Gore at 1pm.
If you sold Blue & Gold, please see Ms. Falkner tomorrow to pick it up.
HIGH SCHOOL PARENTS: Today we sent home a parent survey link. We as a district are looking at making some changes for next year. We would appreciate your feedback on this survey. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Walden.
Did You Know.....All Choctaw students who have a tribal membership card qualify for a $100 retail gift card through Choctaw Nation. If you would like to apply, give Sean Lundquist a call or you can apply online at choctawnation.com. Must apply by May 1st and be between 3yrs old and 12th grade.
Baseball start time is 3:15 today due to the threat of inclement weather.
3/4th Grade Baseball, 5/6th Softball and Baseball today @ Cameron!! 3/4 will play @ 10am, 5/6 Softball @ 11am, 5/6 Baseball @ 12pm
No HS Baseball @ Arkoma Thursday, March 28. Jr. High Baseball plays a doubleheader @ Pocola at 4pm.
Spring Pictures tomorrow!!
Lady Mustangs Softball will be playing at 5:30pm - 2 games @ McCurtain 5:30 vs Webbers Falls and 6:30 vs McCurtain. Let’s all go support our girls.
Now taking applications for certified JH Math teacher. We offer small class sizes, good resources, and support. Possible coaching duties available. Email resume, copy of certificate and references to: firstname.lastname@example.org by May 1st. Job may be filled sooner than May 1st.
The Mustangs will play at ARVEST Ballpark Monday, March 25 @ 5pm vs NWA Home School. Free entry to this game. Temperature upper 50s with NNW winds 10-15 mph. Come on up and support the Boys.
The Mustangs Baseball team will be playing at Central Sallisaw Friday, March 15 starting at 3pm. If you can’t make it to the game, catch all the action live on TIFS - Today in Fort Smith (Facebook) with Dennis McCaslin.
Due to absences, Elementary SHOW CHOIR practice will be cancelled this afternoon!! Sorry for any inconvenience!
Re-order available for recent Mustang Apparel. Clink the link below: https://shop.fancloth.com/74901/484984
All softball and all baseball games are canceled today.
Just a reminder the Book Fair is going on this week at the Elementary school!! If sending money with your child, remember that all items are taxed.
Elementary phones are now working!! Thank you for your patience!
Elementary phones are still down. We will let you know when they are fixed. Sorry for an inconvenience!!
Book Fair is this week! Monday-Friday, 9am-2pm. Books for ALL ages! Everyone is invited!!
Cheer Tryouts Clinic today 3-5 in elementary campus gym.
Our Elementary phones are currently not working. The phone company as been notified and we apologize for an inconvenience.
Elementary phones are not working. Hoping to resolve issues soon.
The school phone system is not working. We have notified the phone company and hope to have this fixed ASAP.
Juniors & Seniors if you would like to sell Blue & Gold to pay for your Prom ticket, you can pick up a form from Ms. Falkner.
Lady Mustangs Softball- host Cameron Thursday - starting at 4 There will not be a Jr. High game. 2 HS Varsity only.
Calculators are now available to check out through the office Monday-Friday for JOM students in grades 6th-12th. There are 24 calculators and they will be a first come, first serve basis. Students who would like to check one out, must have signed wavier form turned in to Mr. Sean.
HS Baseball @ Howe will start tomorrow at 3:30 due to weather. HS Softball will start at 3:30 @ Arkoma due to weather and three teams playing. Wrap up and let’s support these teams.
Baseball and Softball games for Monday are canceled.
Baseball Games are cancelled today
CANCELED: Softball scrimmage @ Poteau today
We are considering offering a FAFSA night for senior parents. Would this be something you as parents would take advantage of? It would be one evening. A lady from the Educational Opportunity Center at Carl Albert would come to the school and walk parents through the FAFSA application process. Please comment below or contact Mrs. Walden if this is something you would like for us to schedule.
JH-HS Baseball @ Porter 4pm Monday, Feb 25. HS Baseball @ Gore 4:30pm Tuesday Feb 26. HS Softball Scrimmages Tuesday at Cameron, Thursday at Poteau.and JH-HS Baseball @ Cameron 4pm Feb 28. JH-HS Softball hosts Warner Friday, March 1 starting at 5pm. Let’s go support all our teams.
5th/6th grade GT students participated in “Skype a Scientist” today. Students spent about an hour visiting with Ayla Pamukcu, a geologist. More specifically, she is a volcanologist/igneous petrologist who studies volcanoes and volcanic eruptions. She discussed many places around the world that she has visited while studying volcanoes, her favorite being Antarctica. The most interesting fact that our students learned was that Arkoma was deep in an ocean long ago!
JH & HS Cheer Clinic & Tryouts Announced: Sunday, March 10- Mandatory Parent meeting 3:00-3:30 Sunday, March 10- Meeting and clinic for those trying out (wear athletic clothing and shoes) 3:00-5:00 Wed, March 13- Clinic (students only) 4:00-5:30 Thurs March 14- optional clinic 4:00-5:00 Friday, March 15- TRYOUTS. JH 8am. HS 1pm $100 deposit due day of tryouts! Tryout material will be posted on the Arkoma JH and HS cheerleaders Facebook pages on THURSDAY, March 7th. You need to know most of this material for Sunday’s clinic.
Elementary will celebrate Valentines Day Wednesday
There will be NO school this Thursday.
Congratulations to Katie Johnson, Haven Spoon, and Bella Thomas for advancing to State for FCCLA STAR Events!
JH Conference Tournament - Arkoma JH Bus is leaving at 2:15. The girls play at 4 and the boys play at 7 - both games at Gore.
If you would like printable copies of the pictures taken tonight at homecoming, please email her at email@example.com, and she will send you a Dropbox link to access the pictures. Ms. Jodi will post pics on Facebook, but they will not be in a print friendly format. If you have questions, please contact Ms. Jodi or Mrs. Walden at the school.
Tomorrow is Elementary Basketball and Pony Express pictures. Please send uniforms and shoes! $10 CASH if you want a memory mate!
Due to County Tournament play, Thursday and Friday JH games have been cancelled.
There will be NO Pony Express practice today!!!!!
JV Boys play at 5:30 Friday at Porum. Varsity follows starting at 6:30.
Due to Wister’s Homecoming, HS Boys will play first Friday night. Games start at 6:30 pm at Wister Gym.
Monday’s JH games will begin at 5:30pm. There will be NO high school games Monday.
December 17th JH games will start an hour earlier @4:30. They will be followed by make-up HS games against Okay. HS games will start @6:30.
Tonights games have been canceled HS has been rescheduled for December 17th following McCurtain Junior games starting at 4:30. HS will start at 6:30
There will be NO Jr High or Sr High games Monday.
5th & 6th grade JV games Monday at noon vs Liberty. Pony Express will perform. Concession will be open!
Instead of exchanging gifts with each other, our students pick local charities and donate to them. Some of our 1st and 2nd graders visited the Ronald McDonald House at Mercy Hospital today to learn about their mission and how they could help. Students will now gather items to donate next week. Anyone can donate, just stop by the school for more information!
Change in sports pictures for Monday: we will do JH basketball, HS basketball, JH and HS cheer ONLY. Elementary basketball and Pony Express will wait until January. $10 cash for an individual and a team photo.
Today’s games against Okay have been cancelled. All games have been rescheduled for Dec. 10th.
Football pictures are Monday! $10 CASH for an individual and team pic. Order forms will be given at photo shoot!
Veteran’s Day program today at 10am in elementary gym. Everyone welcome!
Tomorrow is the Veteran’s Day program. The program starts at 10 am in the Elementary Campus gym. Please invite anyone you know who has served our country! Hope to see you there!
3/4 & 5/6 games this Friday HERE starting at 4:30 against Ft Smith Patriots
Veteran’s Day program has been changed to 10am Friday.
3-6 basketball camp tomorrow 2-3 with Jim King is in Elementary Campus Gym. $10 if anyone is wanting to still enroll! Money due by 9am tomorrow morning.
Taking applications for part-time cook position. If interested please send email of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org Please state interest in job, amount pay desired, hours available to work and related experience to job.
Winter Dress Code starts tomorrow. No shorts, sleeveless shirts or open-toed shoes.
The Veteran’s Day program will be 1:00 Friday at the elementary campus gym.
Pony Express is cancelled today
All Cancer Awareness game is this Friday night vs Gans. HS Cheerleaders will have a special performance at halftime.
Red Ribbon Dress Up this week at the Elementary!
Book Fair starts Wednesday!
Fall King and Queen tickets are due by 3pm today!
All 7th grade students need a pumpkin for art class by Friday, October 26th. Thank you!!
Arkoma Schools has a no pet policy, no pets in buildings or on school grounds during school time and school functions.
Today’s elementary and junior high games have been cancelled!
Picture retakes are tomorrow!
OFFICIAL POST: HOMECOMING IS AT 6PM TOMORROW. GAME STARTS AT 7:30!!
OFFICIAL POST: HOMECOMING IS AT 6PM TOMORROW!!!!!
Tomorrow’s ballgames against Webber’s Falls will begin at 5:30!
Homecoming parade is Thursday, Oct 4th at 6pm. Students CANNOT drive in parade, adults only. To be in parade you MUST have a decorated vehicle or trailer. Contact Mrs Harmon to be in parade!
Some may not be aware, but we have an Arkoma Powerlifting team. They will compete in their first competition September 29th at 10 AM at Hudson’s Gym in Dyer, Arkansas. Come out, watch and support our Mustang Powerlifters! I know they would appreciate it.
Due to the rain, there will be NO performance tonight for Pep Club or Elementary Cheerleaders!!!
2018-2019 ticket prices for sporting events are: ALL High School games-$4 per person ALL JH & Elem games- $3 per person
The JH is selling mums to raise money for winter formal. Mums are $20 a piece and anywhere from 18-30 inches. They will be yellow, white, red, pink, purple and orange. We will be picking up the first load Monday. We will also have them for sale at Friday nights football game. Please go ahead and preorder on the FB post so we make sure we get enough on Monday. Thank you in advance for your support!!
Today’s Elementary game at Gans starts at 5:30. JH will begin after that.
Thursday, JH softball against Heavener starts at 4.
Tomorrow is Picture Day!
Be sure and check out the news stories on the Arkoma APP - these will also be on the new website that is almost ready to reveal!
HS softball conference tournament bracket has been posted in documents on the school APP. Or access here: http://5il.co/4qoo
Updating the Document section with athletic schedules. Games can also be found in Events. Changes to the schedule will be updated on Events and last minute changes will be posted on Live Feed and Social Media. .
A great night for Mustangs Nation. Football wins 36-0. Cheer Squad did a great job leading our great fans. Jr. High Managers did a great job. #ProudtobeaMustang
First football game tonight, info within app for directions. Come support our students. Also reminder no school Monday. Thanks for the good turn out at ice cream social.
High School Students - if you are NOT a senior, please start parking behind the school. Front parking is for seniors, employees and visitors. Thank you.
Picture day is coming! Fall portraits will be taken on September 10th.
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS - Sept 5th Balfour will be at Arkoma High School for students to order Letter Jackets. $100 deposit required.
Lady Mustangs has a tough loss to Gans 4-3.
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JH Softball game vs McCurtain today CANCELLED!