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Title VI Meeting Announcement
A Title VI open meeting for all interested Native American Parents will be held in the Shidler Auditorium @ 3:30 pm on April 23.
Shidler Schools expresses our thanks to Mayor Gullic and members of the Shidler City Council for their diligence and persistence in working with the Oklahoma State Department of Transportation for the new school zone lights. At the school, we have heard many positive comments from parents and community members and we want to make sure that credit is properly given to our awesome city officials. THANK YOU – City of Shidler.
MAKEUP STATUS: Shidler Public Schools will NOT NEED to make up any snow days this year because we had extra hours built into our calendar. Please continue to enjoy Fridays as you have been.
Stand for the Silent – Anti-Bullying Program
Thursday, May 2 @ 9:00 a.m. in the Shidler School Auditorium
Stand for the Silent https://standforthesilent.org/ is a national organization started by parents of an eleven year old boy, Ty Smalley, from Perkins, OK who committed suicide after being bullied by classmates. The message delivered by Ty’s father is a powerful call to action to treat others more kindly and respectfully. Mr. Smalley’s message effectively conveys the harmful effects of bullying on others and ends with a message of hope; that we can all make a difference to end bullying by “standing up for the silent.” Shidler Schools will host a Stand for the Silent assembly for our students in grades 5-12 on Thursday, May 2 @ 9:00 a.m. in the Shidler Auditorium. Parents are invited to attend and are encouraged to visit the Stand for the Silent website to learn more about this program and anti-bullying resources.
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. On Thursday, April 18th SB441 (calendar bill) was modified by the House Rules Committee and is now eligible for House floor consideration. If SB441 passes out of the House, it would be sent to the Senate for consideration. The latest change made by the House of Representatives to SB441 would postpone implementation of the calendar portion of the bill until 2021-2022. Key provisions of the bill are:
Unveiling Ceremony for Bronze Tiger Sculpture
Wednesday, April 24 @ 9:30 a.m. in Shidler Auditorium
The public is invited to join our students and staff for an unveiling ceremony of the life-sized bronze tiger sculpture that has been donated by Dr. Delores Etter and her husband Jerry for the new high school entry. We are delighted that the Etters are traveling back to Shidler to help us celebrate the arrival of the bronze tiger. While she is in Shidler, Dr. Etter will also present monetary awards to our top achieving 3rd-12th grade math students and $1,000 scholarships to all graduating seniors who plan to continue their educations beyond high school. We are grateful for the Etter’s continuing support of Shidler Schools and our students.
April 29, 2019 from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
April 30, 2019 from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
May 1, 2019 from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
May 2, 2019 from 4:30 pm-6:30 pm
May 3, 2019 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
May 4, 2019 starting @ 3:00 pm
Summer Driver Education
ENROLLMENT NOW OPEN
Shidler students who are at least 15 years of age by the middle of June are eligible to enroll in summer drivers education. The cost per student is $150. Cash, checks, or money orders payable to Shidler Public Schools are acceptable methods of payment. To enroll or for more information, please contact the Shidler High School office. Shown to the right is a new 2018 Chevy Equinox that will serve as our drivers education vehicle.
Pictured 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.
Shidler 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.
Shidler Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer.
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:
~Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
~ Mail to: 213 South W. G. Ward; Shidler, OK 74652
~ Fax to: 918-793-2061
All employees must pass a background check.