Next week is Basketball Homecoming Week for SHS! This year's Basketball Homecoming theme is 'Holidays!' and the SHS Student Council has put together the following spirit days! Students and staff are encouraged to dress up and dress out! We are looking forward to celebrating this year's Basketball Homecoming and showing our spirit!!
SHS Student Council is selling the 2021 Basketball Homecoming shirts at the link listed below. T-shirts are $15 for Adult S-XL, additional charges may apply for 2XL-4XL. All orders will be available for pickup after 1PM on the Thursday, January 28th at Seminole High School. https://www.newideasprinting.com/seminolehoco/shop/home
Afternoon classes for Gordon Cooper students have been canceled for today, December 15, 2020.
SHS will be holding classes virtually for the remainder of the week. Teachers will be making contact through the Google Classroom. In-person semester tests and distance-learning semester tests will be posted virtually on Thursday, December 17th at 8:00 am. For information about each test, please check your Google Classrooms frequently.
Merry Christmas from Seminole High School!! https://youtu.be/w2OSrVkXvnE ** Video is taken from sufficient social distance**
Seminole High School Pom Squad will be competing in the state competition Saturday, December 12. This year, due to Covid, the competition is being held virtually. The team had to submit videos to the competition and they will be judged by the same panel of judges if held in person. The team is competing in the Pom category and the Mix category. Please send some positive words and thoughts their way while competing in the competition!
Please note: Next Tuesday's basketball games (December 15th, 2020) in Chandler have been updated to the following: - JV Boys at 6:00pm - Varsity Girls at 7:30pm There will be no Varsity Boys or JV Girls games in Chandler next Tuesday.
Please note: Tonight’s basketball games in Wynnewood have a slight change. Due to COVID, Wynnewood’s girls JV and Varsity teams have been quarantined. Only the JV Boys and Varsity Boys teams will be playing this evening. Game times are 5:00pm & 6:30pm
Our last day 3 winner was Coach Brian McAlvain! Coach “Mac” started his teaching career 24 years ago, working in both Prague and Tecumseh before returning to his alma mater, Seminole High School, 7 years ago. In addition to teaching subjects like World History and Military history, Coach Mac also coaches the Golf team and HS and JH Football. Coach Mac and his wife Sherri have 2 daughters, one of which has already graduated from SHS and the other a current senior at Seminole High School. In his spare time, Coach Mac enjoys golfing and fishing. Coach Mac’s favorite thing about Seminole is “everything” especially the students he teaches. This Chieftain Family is sure proud to have Coach McAlvain! Coach Mac won two Sonic cards, one from Carter Realty and another from Seminole Auto Sales!
Mr. Taylor Wassam was another of our day 3 winners! This is Taylor’s 4th year teaching Spanish at Seminole High School. Taylor loves working with the students and his co-workers. Taylor loves spending time with his girlfriend and their two beautiful daughters. In his spare time, Taylor enjoys nature; hunting and fishing especially. Most importantly, Mr. Wassam loves Jesus. Seminole High School is proud to have Mr. Wassam as a part of the Chieftain Family! Mr. Wassam won a Chick-Fil-A gift card from Tinker Federal Credit Union and a Sonic card from Seminole Auto Sales!
Mr. Thomas Scott was another one of our day 3 Christmas gift staff punch out winners! Thomas was born in Washington but grew up and graduated right here in Seminole. After graduating, Mr. Scott served 10 years in the US Army as an Ammunition Specialist achieving the rank of Staff Sergeant. Mr. Scott has been teaching for 17 years and 7 years ago he returned to his alma mater, Seminole High School. He has taught 6th and 7th grade math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra I & II, Geometry, Trigonometry and Calculus. Mr. Scott and his wife Catrina have 4 children, Kris, Dusty, Paige and Izzy. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, working in the garden and taking care of his chickens. Mr. Scott also enjoys traveling and has been to 7 other countries and all but 4 states in the US. SHS is so proud to have such an awesome teacher like Mr. Scott in the Chieftain Family! Mr. Scott won a Chick-Fil-A gift card from Tinker Federal Credit Union and a Sonic card from Seminole Auto Sales!
Another lucky day 3 winner was Mrs. Krystal Fitzgerald! Krystal started her journey with Seminole Public Schools in 2011 at BLS working in a Pre-K classroom with Tina Kean for 2 years and then moving to Northwood where she would serve as the library assistant for the next 5 years. After meeting Mrs. Lori Roberts, Krista became a shadow assistant in the Special Education department where she works with Mrs. Roberts in the self-contained high school Special Education classroom. Since 2019 Mrs. Fitzgerald has been working full-time as a paraprofessional in that classroom where she feels she has found her place. Krystal enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 children who are her whole life. Krystal is still waiting for her acceptance letter from Hogwarts, but until then enjoys reading, watching movies, and dancing to her favorite music. Seminole High School is proud to have Mrs. Krystal Fitzgerald as a part of our Chieftain Team! Krystal won a goodie bag from 405 Salon and a Sonic card from Seminole Auto Sales!
Wednesday was day 3 of our Christmas gift staff punch out game and our first lucky winner was Mr. Bob Underwood!! Bob has been in education for 30 years. Bob graduated from Seminole High School in 1982 and his first time teaching with Seminole was in 1996. He joined SHS again this year and is teaching in Alternative Education and also coaching football. Bob’s favorite thing about Seminole Schools is the people he works with. In Bob’s spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife and 4 grandkids as well as watching and studying football and riding his motorcycle. SHS is proud to have Bob as a longtime member of the Chieftain Family! Mr. Underwood won two Sonic Gift Cards from Carter Realty and Seminole Auto Sales.
Our last lucky day 2 punch out winner was Coach Shane Stanfill! Coach Stanfill graduated from Seminole High School in 1999 and joined the military shortly thereafter. After graduating from East Central University in 2009, he started his teaching career. He and his family moved back to Seminole to teach at his alma mater a few years later and has been here at the High School for the last 6 years. Coach Stanfill has taught several history courses prior to moving to the science hall last year and is currently teaching Biology, Anatomy and Physiology. In addition, Coach Stanfill coaches football, basketball and is currently the head coach of the high school girls track team. Coach Stanfill’s passion for teaching and coaching does not go unnoticed, the love he has for his job is undeniable. In his spare time, Coach Stanfill enjoys spending quality time with his wife, daughter and two sons. SHS is honored to have Coach Stanfill and his family as a part of the Chieftain Family! Coach Stanfill won a gift card from Security State Bake and a Sonic gift card from Seminole Auto Sales!
Mrs. Lori Roberts is another of our lucky day 2 winners!! Lori has been with Seminole Public Schools since 2017, teaching first at Northwood and then moving to the high school self-contained room in 2018 and is currently teaching both middle and high school students. Lori has been teaching in Special Education for a total of 5 years. This year, Mrs. Roberts celebrated her 26th year of marriage! Her and her husband have 2 adult children and a menagerie of animals including: 2 German Shepherds, 4 cats, 2 hedgehogs and 1 ball python. SHS is proud to have Lori as a part of our Chieftain Family!! Mrs. Roberts won a goodie bag from 405 Salon and a Sonic gift card from Seminole Auto Sales!
Another lucky day 2 winner was Linda Bristow! Linda started working for Seminole Schools since August 2019 and is currently the head custodian at Seminole High School. Linda has an affinity for cleanliness and takes a lot of pride in her job which shows through the SHS halls! Her love for the staff and students is definitely returned as we are proud to have her as part of the Chieftain Team! Linda won; a goodie bag from 405 Salon and a gift card to Sonic from Seminole Auto Sales!
Our 2nd day 2 punch out winner was Coach ShawnSnyder! Coach Snyder has spent his entire 25 year teaching career here at his alma mater Seminole High School, starting in 1996! In addition to teaching subjects like Geography, Government, American History and World History, Coach Snyder coaches both HS football and HS baseball for the Chieftains. Sean has lived his whole life in Seminole and is currently raising his daughter, a Senior at SHS, and his 8th grade son as Seminole Chieftains. Coach Snyder’s favorite thing about teaching in Seminole is being about to help people grow into their best selves as they have helped him in the same way. He enjoys working with his father, Coach Mike Snyder, and loves being able to wake up every day loving his job and the community around him. SHS is proud to have Coach Sean Snyder as a part of the Chieftain Team! Coach Snyder won a sonic gift card from Carter Real Estate and Seminole Auto Sales!
Yesterday was day 2 of our Staff Christmas Gift Punch out! Our first lucky day 2 winner was Coach Thomas Bare! Coach Bare has been teaching for a total of 13 years, spending time in Cyril and Wewoka before joining the Chieftain Team 3 years ago here at the High School! When Coach Bare isn’t teaching subjects like Oklahoma History, he’s busy coaching HS Football, JH Basketball, JH Baseball and JH Football! Thomas enjoys spending quality time with his wife and two daughters, hunting and watching college football, especially his favorite team, OU (Boomer Sooner!!). Coach Bare’s favorite thing about being at Seminole is the family bond the Chieftain Team has and how friendly everyone is. SHS is so proud to have Coach Thomas Bare as a part of our family! Coach Bare won a gift card from Security State Bank and a Sonic gift card from Seminole Auto Sales!!
Mrs. Brenda Presley was our final lucky winner today! Brenda spent her first 12 years with Seminole Public Schools at the Middle School teaching reading, English and science before obtaining her Master’s of education degree in Library Media. She has spent the last 15 years as the Library Media Specialist at Seminole High School. Mrs. Presley loves her job at the high school and most of all she loves our students! This Chieftain family is proud to have Mrs. Presley! Mrs. Presley won a gift card from Security State Bank and also from Seminole Auto Sales.
Mr. Casady Fletcher is another lucky winner today! Casady is a first-year computer teacher this year with Seminole High School. Prior to this year, Mr. Fletcher was working with Blockchain Technology. As a lifelong Chieftain that graduated from SPS in 2008, Casady feels there are few things more rewarding than giving back to the school system that afforded him so many opportunities. Casady attended OBU after high school receiving his bachelor’s degree in Business Finance in 2012.
Mrs. Colleen Schelb also is one of our lucky Monday winners! Colleen has been teaching since 1989! After teaching one year at Shawnee High School, Mrs. Schelb joined the team at SHS from 1990-1999. She took a break from teaching full time from 1999-2005, working as a Medical Lab Tech, but returned to SHS in 2005 and has been with us ever since! Mrs. Schelb has taught a slew of Science classes from Biology to Chemistry and Astronomy to Meteorology! Some of her hobbies include reading, being a nerd and of course spending time with her two sons and her pets, Pumpkin, Moses, Peaches and Squirty. Mrs. Schelb won a gift certificate and t-shirt to Stream of Grace Boutique and a gift card from Seminole Auto Sales!
Another lucky punch out winner is Mrs. Randi Gower! Randi has been the Principal and Attendance Secretary for Seminole High School for 8 years! Mrs. Gower keeps this school running most days and is a pro at multitasking! Randi has one daughter, Hana, who is currently a cheerleader at Seminole High School. Mrs. Gower won a goodie bag from 405 Salon & a Sonic gift card from Seminole Auto Sales!
One of today’s lucky punch out winners is Mrs. Krista Clark! Krista has been Seminole’s Speech, Drama and Debate teacher for 21 years! Mrs. Clark has spent her entire teaching career at SHS! Krista has two children and two grandchildren and is a beloved member of our team. Mrs. Clark won a gift card from Sullivan Dollar & a gift card from Seminole Auto Sales!
Today, SHS started the staff Christmas gift punch out game! Each day, our principal Mr. Rigney, will draw 5 names from the hat. Those staff members will then get to “punch out” their gift from several different mystery gift boxes. A special thank you to many businesses and individuals in town who donated items and gift cards for our staff members to win. We will be posting information about the daily winners and the prizes they were gifted each day until Christmas Break! Please join us in showing appreciation for our teachers and staff who work so hard every day for our students!
Tonight, at 4:00pm in the SHS Gym, the Masonic Lodge will be performing a Cornerstone Ceremony. Please join us in person or see the video online this evening.
The letter jacket representative will be on campus during the lunch periods on Thursday the 22nd!! Any 10th grader and above that is interested may see him during their lunch period. You must make a $100 deposit to order with him that day.
The SHS Academic Bowl Team competed in the District Seeding Tournament on October 12 at Holland Hall in Tulsa, winning two out of three games. Congratulations on a job well done Jurnee Catron, Carson Dean, Beckham Schell, Jaxon Smith and Coach Cat Pollock!
🏈🏈CHIEFTAIN FOOTBALL FANS🏈🏈 Tulsa Webster is asking for everyone to have their photo ID available when entering the gate on Friday night. They will also require fans to wear their masks at all times.
Seminole High School Pom Mum Sale!! Seminole Pom is selling mums! These mums are huge and just in time for all of your fall decorating. These will be available Monday, September 21 from 4:00 - 6:30 in front of the high school. Large mums are $25 and medium mums are $20. Drive by and pick one (or more) up!!
ACT Notification Letter https://docs.google.com/document/d/10tM0jyoorhAfkLRqWvhSYY1iWwWbapu6D4CmhjzI0s0/view Community Stakeholder Consultation https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd6OR5OEMZsXJeGNhwvTUnm85hCHu3nGbh53FMMoStxiPtCYw/viewform
SHS and SMS Volleyball Meeting All upcoming 7th, 8th and high school Volleyball players, who have not already attended a meeting, are encouraged to attend this Thursday, August 6th, at 6:00 pm. The meeting will be held at the high school gym. This is an information meeting regarding the upcoming volleyball season. Any and all questions regarding this should be directed to Coach Tinsley.
Seminole Public Schools has chosen to delay the start of the 2020 school year. The new first day of school will be August 21st. We have been working diligently to prepare our buildings, facilities, and grounds for the upcoming year. After the update from the Oklahoma State Board of Education meeting, we feel that it is necessary to delay our start in an effort to ensure that we can provide the safest, most educationally appropriate environment for all students and staff. We appreciate your patience and understanding and we look forward to the day that we can welcome all of our Chieftains back to school!
Seminole schools re-opening parent survey https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSelCsfkPdW6BALry9Y0J6rcjfdiCOk7PKLN5Ovr4Ru_xmVIVw/viewform?usp=sf_link
Seminole Schools June Board Meeting Link When: Jun 8, 2020 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Topic: Seminole Schools April Board Meeting Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87258779248
Student Material Pickup & Drop off!! Students will be allowed to pickup their personal items out of their lockers beginning Tuesday, June 9th. Also, students may drop off books or school items at that time. 11th Grade - Tuesday, June 9th - 9:00 am till 12:00 10th Grade - Wed, June 10th - 9:00 am till 12:00 9th Grade - Thurs, June 11th - 9:00 am till 12:00 Please enter through the front door. Access will be limited to 3 students at one time.
BancFirst Academic Scholar and Valedictorian Scholarship. Thank you for supporting our students! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1hsAjfWmJ4
Carter Real Estate was inadvertantly left off the May 18th Senior Awards Video. Thank you Carter Real Estate for supporting our students! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWyRuRd7qa0
SHS would like to thank Representative Zach Taylor for your support of our students! Your flyover during our graduation procession is something that our students will never forget!
Oklahoma’s Promise: Alert for 10th-Grade Parents With Recent Income Loss https://www.okhighered.org/okpromise/ If your student is or was in the 10th grade during the 2019-20 school year and you anticipate that your 2020 income may be under the $55,000 application limit for the Oklahoma’s Promise scholarship due to recent reductions in your income, you may submit an application based on your 2020 estimated income. The application must be submitted prior to the June 30, 2020, deadline. You will be required to provide a copy of your 2020 federal tax return when completed to verify that your 2020 income was under $55,000. The application will be held as pending until the tax documentation is received. Please send any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to SHS’s Krista Clark! She has been elected to the position of Southeast Oklahoma Regional Speech and Debate tournament director!
Seminole Public Schools Board Link When: May 11, 2020 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Topic: Seminole Schools May Board Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82731240410
SPONSORED BY SEMINOLE ROTARY CLUB Cameron is the son of Olie Gunvlle and Antonia Gonzales- Gunville. His extracurricular activities include: football, track and SCORE for 4 years, baseball for 2 years and basketball for 1 year. Cameron is a member of the National Honor Society and is on the honor roll. He completed the certified nurses aide program at Gordon Cooper Technology Center where he became certified in CPR and CNA. After high school, Cameron plans on attending a 4 year university while playing football, then pursue a medical degree to become an anesthesiologist.
SPONSORED BY SEMINOLE ROTARY CLUB The May Female Student of Month is Renea Rogers. Renea is the granddaughter of Lynn and Gene Rogers. Renea will graduate with honors, is a recipient of the Academic Letter Jacket and is a member of the National Honor Society and National Technical Honor Society. She is also the SHS Student Council Executive Treasurer. Renea has played volleyball for the past four years, tennis for a year and has been involved in Robotics for a year. She received certifications from Gordon Cooper in Certified Nurses Aide and Long Term Care Aide. Renea works at Colonial States in Shawnee as a CNA. She plans to continue her education at Seminole State College to become a Nurse, then eventually a Nurse Practitioner.
SPONSORED BY SEMINOLE ROTARY CLUB Luke is the son of Lynn Wieck and Dr. Robert Wieck. He has played football, baseball, SCORE, and weights for 4 years, basketball and robotics for 1 year and has volunteered for “A League of their Own”. Luke is a member of the National Honor Society, and will graduate with Honors May. He is on the principal’s honor roll and has been named as player of the week for football. Luke’s future plans are to attend Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology in the fall.
SPONSORED BY SEMINOLE ROTARY CLUB The April Female Student of Month is Cheyenne Renner. Cheyenne is the daughter of Jerry and Lani Renner. She is the current Student Council President and has been a member of Student Council for four years. She will graduate with honors in May. She is the recipient of the prestigious Academic Letter Jacket, has been on the superintendent’s honor roll and received outstanding student in Economics. Cheyenne also graduated a year early from the Gordon Cooper Pre Engineer Academy. Cheyenne’s list of community service includes: A League of their Own, Hospital Volunteer, Gordon Cooper Volunteer, church nursery, fire department to name a few. Cheyenne has also been the co-captain and captain of the SHS Colorguard, is a member of National Honor Society (currently the Seminole Chapter president), church leadership group, band, speech and debate and the school newspaper. Future plans for Cheyenne are to attend college to pursue a degree in medicine, eventually becoming a cardiac or trauma surgeon.
SPONSORED BY SEMINOLE ROTARY CLUB The female March Student of the Month is Hannah Ingram. Hannah is the granddaughter of Rebecca Dulworth. She is the president of her class and has been a member of Student Council for the past three years, serving as class vice president and representative. She has also been a member of FCA for the past two years. She attended Gordon Cooper where she received her Certified Nurses Aide certificate. Hannah is a member of National Honor Society and National Technical Honor Society. She received the prestigious academic letter jacket. Hannah’s community service includes helping with Oklahoma Special Olympics, A League of Their Own, volunteering at St. Anthony Hospital and volunteering through Gordon Cooper. She is an Intern at Northwood Elementary and plans to attend college to be a Nurse, then later becoming a Nurse Practitioner.
SPONSORED BY SEMINOLE ROTARY CLUB The March Male Student of the Month is Hunter Wurtz. Hunter is the son of Richard and Christi Wurtz. Hunter has played football, basketball, baseball and ran track during his high school career. He is on the FCA Leadership Team, and is on the Principal’s Honor Roll. Hunter is also a member of the First Baptist Church Youth Group. Hunter has helped with A League of Their Own, Little Olympics, Vacation Bible School and the Annual Pancake Breakfast. After graduation, Hunter plans to attend college to get a degree in Criminal Justice. He would eventually like to be a leader in the Criminal Justice System.
Senior Salute! Seminole High School will begin a social media campaign to honor our graduating class of 2020! This program will begin on Friday, April 17. Please stay tuned and help us celebrate these wonderful and deserving students! Senior students and parents, if you have not completed the profile form on Google classroom, please do so as soon as possible.
Parents and students, On Friday, you should be receiving a call to survey you about your ability to connect for distance learning. We will be laying out our plan for distance learning soon. In the meantime, students please make sure that you are checking your school email for more information. Please be sure that you have downloaded the SHS mobile app and watch on our social media outlets and our website for updates.
SHS will be open for Parent / Teacher Conferences and anyone wishing to tour the new high school on Monday and Tuesday evening from 4-7 pm!! We are excited to see you all!
Seminole Speech & Debate tournament is going on now at SHS!! Very talented kids working hard today! Go Chieftains!!
Please download the NEW Seminole Chieftains App!! https://drive.google.com/open?id=10SW-Av-uejLISu_NN0l5IV0A7p5rptL8
Attention fellow Seminole Chieftains!! We are looking to collect pictures of you and your days here at SHS! We would love it if you would share some of your memories with us! Please attach your favorite school event photos to this post. We would ask that you give us the year and label those that are pictured. Attached is a small sample of some of the pictures that we have collected. We look forward to getting a peak into your grand memories of Seminole High School!!