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Cherokee Elementary

The staff and students of Cherokee Elementary are excited and working hard in the second semester of the 2016-2017 school year.    


Cherokee Braves participated in the 100th Day of School Showcase.  On the 100th day of school, our students showed their loved ones that they were “100 Days Smarter”.  Students shared their personal goals and growth from the 1st semester.  It was exciting to see parents involved in the education of their Cherokee Brave.


We are proud to announce that two of our extra-curricular teams have qualified for State Competition. Our Brave Bots Robotics team qualified for the first time, with their STEM project and will be competing in Lawton in mid-February.  Our Archery Team will compete in Tulsa in late February.  We are so proud of our Cherokee Braves and wish them the best of luck. 


Our school garden and outdoor classroom will be in full force this spring.  Our 2nd grade team worked diligently to request funds to improve our outdoor space. The space includes a stage and new seating, a storage building for all equipment, fruit trees and raised beds for herbs, and vegetable and a greenhouse will be coming soon.   Each month we have a clean-up day to maintain the area. Teachers, students and community members have worked to make this outdoor space useable.  We are excited about the endless opportunities this beautiful space will provide for our students.


Spring is right around the corner, and that means testing is quickly approaching.   3rd, 4th and 5th grade students will be taking the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests in April.  School wide, we have been working hard to prepare our students for this opportunity to showcase their knowledge.  Our teachers have used test data from Formative Assessments, Unit Assessments, Literacy First Assessments and last year’s test data to differentiate instruction for every student. It is crucial for your child to be at school on time every day in order for them to truly benefit from the enriched lessons their teachers have prepared for them. Students will continue to learn new skills daily and begin to review skills that have been taught. Please encourage your child to talk about what they are learning at school and help them check their homework nightly. 


The steel has arrived for the new Cherokee cafeteria!  The site is taking shape with anticipated completion this summer.  This addition will provide endless possibilities for this site in new classroom space. 


As you can see, we have been very busy the second semester of school and we are looking forward to a completing another successful year.  We are proud of our students and staff at Cherokee Elementary and will take every opportunity to show off their talents.  Like us on Facebook and see more incredible things about Cherokee Elementary.