GREAT things are happening at Mannford Public Schools!
The MECC will again be hosting a “Bingo Night” on September 24 from 5-8 pm. Wonderful prize packages include a TV, student bicycles, oil changes, entry tickets to attractions and so much more! There will be silent auctions for several items including OSU and OU footballs. We will have pizza, popcorn, snacks and pop and an enjoyable evening of winning and fun. Come out and support this major fundraiser for the MECC
We have some new pirates that are now residing at the ECC. “Poco and Polly” are our little pirate parrots (love birds) that are adapting well to our busy little building. Thanks to a grant from Pet Smart Mrs. Pratt’s Pre-K, now have “Pete” the pirate dragon living in their classroom. So, don’t be surprised when you call or visit and are greeted with pirate parrot chatter!
In the world of Pre-K: We are learning what school is. We are working on routines and boundaries. We are tracing, writing and recognizing our names. We love our specials teachers and the big kid playground! We can spell and find the color RED. Just ask us!
Kindergarten is reviewing what we learned in Pre-K and finding what areas we need to work on. This month, we are learning about the changing seasons, different apples, apple tasting and graphing. We will also be making and enjoying applesauce!
First grade is working on our All About Me and Community units. We are starting reading groups. We are learning about math routines and tools. We have a very energetic group of kids this year.
Third grade teachers are so excited to welcome two new teachers to the district and to their team! Mrs. McDonald and Mrs. Ausbern are awesome and we are so lucky to have them! Along with two new teachers, we have a new reading series as well. Please check your child’s folder at the start of the week to see the weekly spelling, vocabulary, and skills your child’s class is learning throughout the week. Your child should also be bringing home an agenda/planner throughout the week. Please check and initial this nightly, as it will be used as another form of communication. We are looking to a fabulous year full of learning and laughter. Thank you for your support!
Students will be learning about volleying skills, basketball skills, dodging, fleeing and escaping skills.
5th grade will be completing a CPR course. The Zoo Run Fun Run/5K/10K is Oct. 1st. Students can participate for $10/$15. This includes a t-shirt, snacks and entry to the zoo for the whole family. $1 per entry is given back to MES. Entry forms were sent home but if you need extras contact Mrs. Weatherford. Walk/Bike to School Day will be 10/5. Meeting at Cimtel parking lot at 7:20am. Students will receive a prize upon completion.
Did you know that our library has oodles and oodles of new books? We purchase them with money earned from our book fairs and fundraisers! Did you know that our 3rd graders are kicking off The BFG project. We’re going to read the book by Roald Dahl, then have a “Mannford Movie Theater” night when it comes out on DVD! Did you know our MES Library has a FaceBook page AND website? Search MES Library on FB; the website is meslibrary.jimdo.com–CHECK US OUT!
Thursday, September 15 is the Mannford Elementary McTeacher Night at McDonald’s. It will be from 5-8 so please come join us for dinner and a pie for dessert. McDonald’s donates 20% of all food sales and 100% of all pie sales!! It is a great fundraiser for us.
Second grade is off to a great start! We’re excited to begin the year with a new reading series, Reading Wonders that offers parents the ability to download our stories for use at home. We are keeping the students focused as we discover fun, innovative things about this program
Fourth grade did a split novel study on “Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing,” by Judy Blume and “The Whipping Boy,” by Sid Fleischman. We also started our new McGraw-Hill reading series “Wonders”
All classes studied the scientific method. Mrs. Woods’ class is finishing an OERB activity this week.
Fifth grade created totem poles in Mrs. Anderson’s Social Studies class.
We are getting geared up for the Special Olympics Winter games in January! First, we went to Sahoma Lanes on August 25th to get scores for our preliminary competition scheduled on October 3 in Stillwater. Then we will head to the OKC area for winter game competition in January! The Middle Schools students participating this year are Caden Lee, Gabe Casillas, and Jacob Pradmore!
On Friday, September 2, 23 gifted students and teachers Ms. Gaebler and Mrs. Wilson traveled to the Oklahoma Museum of Art to take in the Matisse art exhibit. Fun factoid: OKC is the only place in the United States that the Matisse exhibit will be shown.
Football season is currently in its early stages with the 7th grade football team acquiring a victory this past Tuesday, beating Pawnee 22-6. Both teams continue to improve and look to best Berryhill next Tuesday. Games start at 5:00PM in Berryhill on 9/13.
10 MMS staff/students participated in the CIMTEL 5K. Mannford was well represented as a whole and every runner did a great job!
MHS has new staff: Richard Tuberville -Social Studies/Head Football. Roxey Greenert – Spanish. Sherri Brasher – Science. Tracee Whittenburg – Counselor Secretary.
NHS has 26 new candidates + 2 transfer candidates for our induction ceremony on 9/20/16 at 7:00 p.m. We are super proud of our candidates and our sponsor Ms. Ellis
MHS is currently recruiting for new members for the following programs:
-Spanish Club – see Roxey Greenert
– FCA – see Andrea Frank
– Contest Speech – see Catherine Blair (after school practices until 4:15)
– Debate – see Kathy Elerick (after school practices until 4:15)
– Spirit Club – see Jennifer Ellis
Did you know yearbooks are already on sale? (see Melissa Haling for early-bird best price of year)
Did you know Brian Childers and his FFA students hosted a luncheon for HS teachers & staff? Thank you so much, we really appreciate it.
Congratulations to players & coaches for a great start to Softball, Football and Cross-Country. We are very pleased with your efforts & hard work.
Did you know that Football Homecoming is on September 30th? Mr. Weinland is looking for community members that are interested in our parade (floats, antique vehicles, trailers, etc. that would like to participate).
Mr. Wright & Mr. Genzer want to thank our faculty and staff for a great start to the best school year ever.