The Guthrie Board of Education will meet Thursday evening and are expected to approve ballot language for a $19.25 million bond election. School officials are hopeful to continue the school district’s momentum. The district is aiming for a $19,250,000 bond proposal over five years until 2024. If the agenda item is approved on Thursday evening […]
I’m thankful that mother nature has been kind as the spring semester has gotten off to a smooth start. This Sunday, January 27th, we will host a public open house for the community to tour Charter Oak Elementary School from 2:00 until 3:30 p.m. We will have a short ceremony at 2 p.m. in the cafeteria […]
Guthrie Public Schools was awarded a $30,000 grant from TSET for promoting healthy living. The presentation came at halftime of the Lady Jays basketball game on Friday night. The grant will go toward additional playground improvements at Charter Oak Elementary School. TSET officials presented the check to Superintendent Dr. Mike Simpson, Chief Financial Officer Michelle Chapple […]
One of the final touches for the 2015 successful school bond projects for Guthrie Public Schools was awarded last week. The Board of Education approved the renovation of the Guthrie High School’s HVAC system. The school district received three bids for the project. The lowest bid of $1.68 million was awarded to Innovative Mechanical, who […]
The National Federation of State High School Associations has named a Guthrie coach as their Coach of the Year. Guthrie High School head boy’s golf coach Ric Meshew has been selected as the 2017-18 Oklahoma Coach of the Year for boys golf. He was nominated by the Oklahoma Secondary School Athletic Association (OSSAA) as the […]
Guthrie Public Schools learned last week they will receive less dollars in state aid after the midyear adjustment numbers were released by the State Department of Education (SDE). A reduction the school district knew was coming. “We were planning on this. This is not a surprise to us. We budgeted for it,” Dr. Mike Simpson […]
Amy Cook accepts her plaque and gift card from Charter Oak Elementary Principal Jeff Ball.
Guthrie Public Schools recognized their December Support and Certified Employees of the Month. Charter Oak Principal Jeff Ball nominated and presented Amy Cook, a paraprofessional at Charter Oak, as the Support Employee of the Month. Central Elementary Principal Dani Watson nominated and presented Barbara Christianson, a first grade teacher at Central, for the Certified Employee of the Month. […]
Pictured (L-R) is Guthrie High School music teacher Bill Perring, Makayla Deloney, Sophie Evans, Conner Irwin and Junior High music teacher Aubrey Ross.
Guthrie students Makayla Deloney, Sophie Evans and Conner Irwin, along with their music teachers Bill Perring and Aubrey Ross, attended the All-State Choral Festival spent last week in Oklahoma City. The students performed in the All-State Concert on Saturday afternoon in Yukon.
The Guthrie Board of Education had a choice between two calendars for the next school year and on Monday night they made it official. The first day of school for the 2019-2020 school year will be held on August 20 and the last day scheduled for May 22. There are two snow make up days […]
Picture (L-R) Blake Wimsey, Peyton Hayes and Shurlyn Maltz
Junior High teacher Shurlyn Maltz says Peyton Hayes is a rare gem of an eighth grader who lives the definition of humility as she walks the halls of the Junior High. Peyton was recognized at Monday night’s Board of Education meeting as the January Student of the Month. “Whether it is being a strong friend […]
The Guthrie Board of Education spent two hours in a special board meeting Wednesday evening going over their strategy plan for the next school bond proposal. The board’s goal is an April 2 election. Board members discussed potential projects and funding mechanisms. No actions were taken. The video of the meeting follows this article. The […]
Guthrie High School vocal teacher Bill Perring (left), Wesley Lacina, Madison Duehning and Lions Club President David Ball (right).
Guthrie High School students Madison Duehning and Wesley Lacina were selected and honored by the Guthrie Lions Club for students of the month for December. Madison, the daughter of Matt and Deanna Duehning, participates in concert choir, Victorian Singers, Mu Alpha Theta, Heritage Club, First United Presbyterian Church and a member of the National Honor […]
Just recently, I attended a public event at Charter Oak Elementary where a group of Guthrie High School students called the Pied Pipers performed for younger children. It was the first truly public event to be held in the building. This group normally performs at Central Elementary but on this day, they chose Charter Oak. […]
Guthrie Public Schools announced their site teachers of the year for the 2018-19 school year at Monday night’s Board of Education meeting. In February, the district will announce their elementary, secondary and district teacher of the year. The district winner will advance and compete for the teacher of the year in Oklahoma. Cotteral – Julie Chambers […]
With the transition to neighborhood schools for Guthrie Public Schools this school year, the school district has been pleased with several outcomes with the transition. One of the positive factors to the start of the school year has been a decrease in discipline referrals. At Monday night’s school board meeting, Superintendent Dr. Mike Simpson informed […]
Pictured(L-R) is Morgan Kowalewski, Marsha Holderman, Carmen Walters and Meghan Norton.
Guthrie Public Schools recognized their November Support and Certified Employees of the Month at Monday evening’s Board of Education meeting. Carmen Walters, the school district’s Executive Director, nominated and presented Meghan Norton, who serves as the Federal Programs/Elementary Education Administrative Assistant, as the Support Employee of the Month. Morgan Kowalewski, the school district’s psychometrist, nominated and presented RTI / Assessment Coordinator Marsha […]
Weston Bohard can be found helping teachers at Charter Oak Elementary with some of their after-school duties. The third grader was awarded for his efforts on Monday night as he was named the Guthrie Public Schools Student of the Month. “I have seen him go into classrooms at the end of the day and help […]
This photo was taken in Ms. Oliver's classroom and shows GUES Principal Susan Davison, GUES teacher Ms. Oliver and Sooner SUCCESS Coordinator Brandy Parks.
November 30 was Sooner SUCCESS Day in Oklahoma. This year Sooner SUCCESS celebrated 16 years of serving families of children with special needs. Sooner SUCCESS is a program of OU Children’s created with the purpose of providing community based support and service navigation for children with special needs. In honor of Sooner SUCCESS Day, the […]
Photo shows Charter Oak Road to the west and the proposed future site of a sidewalk to Douglas Blvd. Photo courtesy of Kathy Hayes.
The Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) approved a sidewalk application grant that would install a walk way for the newly built school in southern Logan County. However, the BOCC in the future will need to decide how to pay for the project.
A total of 13 candidates filed with the Logan County Election Board this week to seek office for the Guthrie city council and various boards of education.