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4-Day Week  & 2019-20 Calendar Update

Shidler Public Schools has approved the 2019-2020 school year calendar (linked below).  Our school district will remain on a 4-Day School Week for the 2019-2020 school year.  A modified version of SB 441 was passed out of the Oklahoma Senate just before Spring Break.  That bill was sent to the Oklahoma House of Representatives for consideration.  The bill, if passed by the House and signed by the Governor would take effect in 2020-2021.  Key provisions of the bill would:

  • beginning with the 2020-2021 school year, a school district may adopt a school schedule lasting at least 1,080 hours with no minimum amount of days of instruction per school year if it meets or exceeds the minimum guidelines for student performance and school district cost savings established by the State Board of Education. Minimum performance guidelines would be determined by the State Board of Education.
  • if a school adopts a school-hours policy with at least 165 days of instruction, the school must receive permission from the State Board of Education, but would not have to meet the minimum guidelines.


“Entering Tiger Territory”

bronze tigerDr. Delores Etter and husband Jerry are donating a life-sized bronze tiger sculpture to put in the entry of our new high school building.  The tiger will be 54 inches tall, 2 feet wide and 6 feet long.  The tiger shows both ferocity and pride, qualities that demonstrate the fight we have to keep our schools GREAT and the genuine pride we have in our students.  Our heart felt thanks goes out to Delores and Jerry for this amazing gift!  When the tiger arrives later this spring, there will be an unveiling ceremony for all to see.



Our NEW Concession Stand

Thank you Shidler School District Patrons for supporting the bond to build a new combination softball/baseball concession stand with restrooms.  The concession stand with heated and air conditioned restrooms is complete!  In the final days leading to completion, Allan Fogle and Clifford Cross volunteered their time to build and install beautiful custom cabinets and shelving for the building.  We owe a special thanks to Roger Funkhouser for giving us an incredible deal on the materials for the cabinets.  Shawn and Britton Wehunt loaned their bobcat to spread 38 tons of rock hauled to us free of charge by our Osage County Commissioner’s office.  Finally, our thanks to John Payne for cleaning up the work site after construction and for bringing his tractor and box blade to dress everything up really nice.  Please come out to enjoy some baseball and/or softball games this spring and to enjoy YOUR NEW CONCESSION STAND & RESTROOMS.  Improvements to our district are only possible with your support. THANK YOU!!!





busAs many of you already know, Shidler Public Schools added Fall Baseball in 2018. Coach Kirk planned and took his team on a very special team building trip to Southeast Oklahoma over the Labor Day Weekend.  Our school district is fortunate to have coaches and teachers who go the extra mile to make Shidler Public Schools a GREAT PLACE for our youth to learn and grow. We hope you enjoy this short documentary that Coach Kirk produced of the TEAM BUILDING Labor Day Trip.

Baseball Updates:

Shidler Schools and Shidler’s Baseball program expresses our sincerest thanks to Jenkins Welding, Courtney and Leslie Jenkins and the Shidler Firemans’ Fund for their generous contributions to sponsor the 1st Annual Jenkins Welding MS Baseball Tournament held on March 7-9, 2019.

     baseball     HS Baseball Schedule 2019             MS Baseball Schedule 2019

               HS Baseball Roster 2019                  MS Baseball Roster 2019

Softball Updates:

scoreboard            Softball Schedule 2019

         JH Roster 2019                         HS Roster 2019

Blackwell HS Tournament Bracket: March 28-29

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Kaw Nation DonationPictured is Kaw Nation Chairwoman Lynn Williams presenting Shidler Schools with a check for $1,000. Shidler Schools is very grateful to Chairwoman Williams and to the Kaw Nation as a whole for this generous donation. We are proud of the mutual commitment that Kaw Nation and Shidler Schools shares for our students.


Dr SeussShidler Alum, Dr. Delores Van Camp Etter and her husband Jerry, have announced a $1,000 incentive scholarship for every future graduate of Shidler High School who enrolls and is accepted into any form of educational training beyond high school.  The scholarship will pay for either college or vocational training. Dr. Etter recently told students at Shidler High School that continuing education and training beyond high school can help them secure good paying jobs and enjoy satisfying careers.  “Education,” she said, “is your ticket”.  She also told students that, “post-secondary education is possible for anyone willing to commit themselves to it”.  Dr. Etter went on to tell students that she believes so strongly in the power of continuing education, that she and Jerry were willing to invest the first $1,000 into each of their educational futures.  The scholarship will begin with the 2019 Senior Class and continue for each graduate of Shidler for years to come.  As a school district, Shidler is tremendously thankful to Delores and Jerry for their immense generosity shown by this scholarship and also for the many other times and ways they have supported Shidler Schools and Shidler Students.  We are extremely proud of Dr. Etter’s distinguished lifetime accomplishments and are humbled that someone with her experiences and accomplishments would continue to return time and money to Shidler Schools, to a place where her education began.


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There are no current job openings; however, if you are interested in being considered for future employment at Shidler Public Schools, please complete the Employee application (see link below) and submit it, along with a resume (if available),  via one of the following methods:

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