Pre-K will be going to the Oklahoma Wondertorium in Stillwater for their field trip. A play to learn environment, the children’s museum hosts 14 exhibits. The hands-on activities promote inquiry-based exploration. Students will enjoy a picnic sack lunch at the museum before returning back to school. Students will be sharing which was their favorite activity.
Pre-K have learned so much this year. They have worked their way from Aa to Zz and are enjoying literacy with simple sight words! They have made portfolios that they will share with their families and continue to work on their self-control! PreK watched and learned about the butterfly life cycle and then released their butterflies on the MECC playground.
PreK will be visiting the Kindergarten classrooms next week and get a glimpse of what they will be doing next year…..when they are all grown up!
Kindergarteners have been studying about the Ocean and its inhabitants. As their field trip, they went to the Oklahoma (Jenks) Aquarium. They experienced all the seeing, touching and hearing their little minds could hold! After a picnic sack lunch at the aquarium, the students returned home tired and with many stories to share. Just ask them!
They have also been studying about insects and plants. In Mrs. Good’s and Mrs. Lytle’s class they have planted beans in baggies and watched them sprout and fireflies were made with glow sticks!
Kindergarten is celebrating the ABC Countdown during the last 26 days of school. Everyday highlighted a letter of the alphabet and involved activities during the day that started with that letter. They will be taking a tour of the lower elementary building and 1st grade this year to help with the transition to big 1st grade! Kindergarten will finish the month with testing and making mother’s day gifts.
Third graders are excited to be finished with their state tests! They worked very hard and tried their best. They will celebrate their hard work with a trip to Chandler Park on the 13th. After the reading test, students learned all about the history and importance of oil and natural gas in Oklahoma. They did hands-on activities and lessons through curriculum and training provided to teachers by the OERB. As part of the curriculum, OERB pays for students and teachers to attend the Oklahoma Science Museum in Oklahoma City! Students will enjoy this learning experience on May 17th. We are looking forward to our annual spelling bee, our last good behavior trip, and lots of fun things before the final days of the school year. Thank you, parents, for making it such a successful school year. We couldn’t have done it without your support!
PE: Students learned the basics of Badminton. Pirate Field Day will be May 6th. Walking club is finishing up and those 3rd and 4th graders who participated will be receiving a t-shirt. We will also be learning how to play disc golf. Have a wonderful summer! See you in August.
First grade is finishing up our animal unit. Mr. McAlister from the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife visited and taught us about wild animals of Oklahoma. We will conclude our animal unit with a trip to the Tulsa Zoo. We have finished our Phonics program and will be learning about the parts of speech.
The end of the year is upon us, and that means it is time for our amazing elementary art show! Please stop by on Monday, May 9th, 2016, between 5 – 7 p.m., in the Lower Elementary Cafeteria and see what our 1st through 5th grade students have been creating! I’m pretty sure it will knock your socks off!
Did you know that our annual elementary Book Return Day was a huge success? Thanks to our generous Mannford Sonic, we had cool shades for every student that returned his or her book on or before that day.
Did you know that 11 of our 5th graders completed a year-long Sequoyah Award project in the library and will be taking a special field trip to celebrate? We’ll be watching a Sequoyah book-turned-movie, eating out, visiting a park, and hunting down next year’s book award nominees at Barnes and Noble! Congratulations!
Did you know that 30 of our 3rd graders completed a year-long genre project? They’ll celebrate with a pizza and pop party in our library during the last week of school! Great job!
Life cycles can be fun when you get to experience it firsthand. Each second grader cared for their own caterpillar, watched as they formed a chrysalis, and are now enjoying butterflies! We have an exciting end of the year field trip, to Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum, coming up on May 17th. This has been a great year! Third grade, we are sending you a fantastic group of kids
Lower Elementary Talent Show will be on May 19th from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 in the elementary cafeteria. If your child made the talent show I will send a note home on May 9th or 10th. I am very proud of EVERYONE who tried-out; we had 148 acts from the lower elementary try-out this year! I wish I could choose everyone but I can only choose about 20.
State Testing went well at the Upper Elementary. WAY TO HANG IN THERE KIDDOS!
Mrs. Woods’ class has been reading How to Eat Fried Worms.
5th grade just finished reading Hatchet. The students did an amazing job on their dioramas and presentations. Captain Wayne Hayes came to speak with them about survival skills, being a cop and a park ranger.
5th grader Clayton Giddens qualified for the Flo Reno National Wrestling tournament in Reno, Nevada. He wrestled at 61 pounds and placed 4th in his division.
7th Grade boys-Tulsa 7 track champions! Great work all year and congrats to Coach Holt!
7th-grade girls, 8th-grade girls, and 8th-grade boys all Tulsa 7 runner ups!
MMS was runner-up in the Tulsa 7 school of the year edged out by 1 pt. This is a combination of all middle school activities throughout the year including sports and academics.
6th Grade held our annual Science Fair on May 5th. The event was excellent and well attended with hundreds of parents, students, and staff coming to see the projects.
Mrs. Bruski put on our annual Art Show on May 5th that showcased our talented artist from the middle school. Another huge success for all involved.
MMS Student Council led by Mrs. Bynum organized Teacher Appreciation Week for our staff her at MMS, a big thank you to all of the hard work that goes into helping MMS be a special place.
Mrs. Winfield will host a “poetry jam” in the MMS commons on May 11th at 1:45 that will have 7th-grade students reading poems created in her class, and some read from famous poets!
The 8th-grade students have been reading a true story in their Language Arts class called The Boy Who Carried Bricks by Alton Carter. It is an amazing, inspiring story about how this man overcame the odds of growing up with abuse and neglect. The 8th graders and their teacher carried bricks to feel what Mr. Carter felt physically and then wrote about that experience. They discussed we all carry certain loads in our lives and shared what the “bricks” might represent to them.
Noah Garner is our student of the month for April.
Mariah Nicolet is our student of the month for May.
MHS is Baseball District Champions! Congratulations to Coaches & Players (Good Luck at Regionals at Oologah)
Congratulations to the MHS Girls Track Team. 5 students qualified for the state track meet. Sydney Brinker – 200m sprint, and 4 X 800 Relay Team (Shelby Aven, Tessa Hill, Hayley Stiger and Jaley Scott). We think Coach Banfield and the track team did outstanding.
Congratulations to the MHS Boys Track Team. 10 students qualified for the state track meet. Qualifying as individuals are Jorge Carvajal, 400m, and Collin Hoppes, Pole Vault. Relay teams that qualified are 4×100 (Logan Jones, Ty Betts, Tyler Brown, and Landry Wasson), 4×800 (Jorge Carvajal, Devon Taylor, Collin Hoppes, and Caleb Cline), 4×400 (Landry Wasson, Jorge Carvajal, Logan Jones, and Collin Hoppes). Jake Burhans and Chad Clark are alternates. Coach Chambers and the track team did outstanding.
Did you know that Mannford High School is the home of the State Champion & State Runner-up in Extemporaneous Speaking? Garret Rask & Tyler Scott brought home the honors from the OSSAA State Speech and Debate Competition April 7-9. Also placing at State were Bailey Davenport and Leigh Welch in Dramatic Duet. State qualifiers include Zoe Blair, Tyler Cauley and Tyler Thompson. We are proud of our Coaches and our students!
Congratulations to the students who attended state vocal solo contest in April! MHS received 4 superior ratings and 2 excellent ratings at the state level. This is a huge accomplishment and a great honor for our school. Bravo, to the following students: Zoe Bair, Caleb Collins, Tessa Hill, Nic Johnston, Jacob McDaniel, Mataya Pawloski, and Leigh Welch. We are proud of our coach and our vocal solo performers.