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Teachers of the Year Announced

Congratulations to Owasso Public Schools’ 2017-18 Teachers of the Year!
They are:

• Ator Elementary – Kelli Yost

• Bailey Elementary – Betty Wright
• Barnes Elementary – Mary Eidson
• Hodson Elementary – Lori Armon
• Mills Elementary – Brad Dishman
• Northeast Elementary – Elizabeth Lacirignola
• Smith Elementary – Kaleigh Rice
• Stone Canyon Elementary – Jennifer Emmons
• 6th Grade Center – Brandie Davenport
•7th Grade Center – Jennifer Farley
• 8th Grade Center – Nick Mendez
• Owasso High School West – Stacie Cordray
• Owasso High School East – Jonathan Holloway

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Though Small in Height, Rams are Among the Best


The Owasso High School basketball team is small in height compared to most. Rams’ Head Coach Brian Montonati says, “We’re an undersized team. If one sees us walking through an airport, he or she would think we were a baseball team verses a basketball team. But looks can be deceiving. We don’t start a kid over 6-2 and yet we play in the largest classification in Oklahoma.”

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Owasso Honors School Board Member

RETIREMENT CAKE: On Feb. 12, Owasso school and community members celebrated Gail Ballinger’s 15 years of school board service with a party, gifts and a cake. Ballinger is a 30-year retired educator, who taught for 18 years with Owasso Public Schools.

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Students Receive NSU Honor

Northeastern State University recently announced the students named to its President’s and Dean’s honor rolls.

To be included on the President’s Honor Roll, students must have held a 4.0 grade point average for the fall 2017 semester.

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Leiloni Culley Hopes to Help Team to Title


When LeBron James is playing, you can be sure Leiloni Culley is watching.

The 5-10 Owasso senior, who plays forward/guard for the Lady Rams, looks up to the man they call King James in the NBA and models her play after him.

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Owasso Rams Win Oklahoma Title Under Coaching of Bill Blankenship


From the moment it took its first snap in its 2017 season opener, the potential of Owasso winning state could be seen. The mission was accomplished as the Rams defeated Union, 21-14, in the Class 6A Division-I championship game Dec. 1 at Chapman Stadium on the campus of the University of Tulsa.

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Getting to Know the Owasso Schools Board of Education


The Owasso Public Schools Board of Education is responsible for establishing the policies under which the district operates. The board must act within the framework of state and federal laws and still be responsible to the needs of the Owasso community.
The school board is made up of five members: Gail Ballinger, Brent England, Rhonda Mills, Frosty Turpen and Pat Vanatta.

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Owasso’s Wayne Jones Headed to Kansas State


There’s more than one Division-I college football player in Owasso’s secondary. You have Ohio State commit Josh Proctor and there is Wayne Jones (6-0, 195, senior), who is verbally committed to Kansas State and is another force to be reckoned with for the Rams.

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Owasso CARES Beautifies Neighborhoods

COMMUNITY PRIDE: The Owasso Strong Neighborhood Initiative (OSNI) coordinated its Owasso CARES (Community And Residents Encourage Service) 2017 Fall Day of Service on Sept. 23. Volunteers spent the morning painting fire hydrants in the Country Estates neighborhood, Hale Acres neighborhood, and Meadowcrest neighborhoods; trimming and cleaning out tree debris along the fence line and pond area near 116th Street North; trimming trees and brush debris along 114th Street North; and trimming trees along 76th Street North. OSNI currently has close to a dozen community programs, all with a focus on maintaining the quality of the city of Owasso and its neighborhoods.

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