It has been a great year at Tahlequah High School! The end of the school year is upon us. Prom was held at the NSU Ballroom on Saturday, April 28 from 7-10pm. We hosted 550 students at this fun event. Junior class sponsors were Mandi Jordan, Candice Yochum, Deb Peterson, and Lori Freymuth. A great time was had by all!

Senior Robby Batson has been selected as an Oklahoma All Stater and has qualified as a National Merit Scholar. Robby holds the number one spot in the graduating class of 2023 at THS. Emma Maxwell and other valedictorians, Ella Barnes, Kristin Campbell, Hillary Smith, Jacie Bennett, Adam Arnall, Kaylee Marshall and Avery Barrett will join him on stage at our 2023 graduation commencement that will take place on Friday, May 19th at 7:00pm at Doc Wadley stadium. We are proud of our graduates!

Student Marlie Lowrimore represented THS Business Professionals of America organization at the National competition in Anaheim, California April 26-30. We are proud of Marlie! Zade Younes was awarded an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. for a week this summer through LREC writing contest. Matthew Talburt was a runner-up in this competition at LREC and will receive a trip to the Oklahoma Electric Cooperative’s Youth Leadership Summit in Oklahoma City in March of 2024. Thank you for supporting our students!

We have some exciting news for the 2023-2024 school year at Tahlequah High School. We have added an additional Cherokee Language teacher at THS. This will enhance our other Cherokee culture and language offerings at our school. We have received approval from the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission to start an Aviation program at THS in the Fall of 2023. Mr. Brian Lambert will work with our students through a partnership with the City of Tahlequah. We are excited to work with Brian, the City of Tahlequah and the Tahlequah Airport Board in this partnership to build capacity for this growing industry in our area. Our plan is to add an Aviation class level for the next four years. We have 24 students signed up for Aviation I in the Fall of 2023! Next, we have worked to create a partnership with THS and the Cherokee Nation Education Department to build onto our existing Robotics competition programs at all of our elementary and middle school sites. THS will have a competition Robotics team with class time during the 2023-2024 school year! We are excited that Mrs. Candice Yochum has agreed to coach these fine students and for the enrichment experiences that they will gain! Thank you to Cherokee Nation and Daniel Faddis for providing vital resources for this expanding opportunity!

Our last day for our after-school program through Boys and Girls club will be on Friday, May, 12th. Yearbooks were passed out to students that pre-purchased them today! The cover is awesome and has a playlist of music if you scan the play code! We are proud of our Yearbook students and sponsor, Mrs. Melissa Harris! Students were so excited to get to see this awesome product today! Semester tests for SENIORS will be on Monday, May 15, 2023 for odd classes (1,3,5,7th hours) and Tuesday, May 16, 2023 for even classes (0,2,4,6 hours). Underclassmen Semester tests will be Wednesday, May 17th for odd classes (1/3/5/7 hours) and Thursday, May 18th for even classes (0,2,4,6 hours). No finals will be given early. If your child misses a final, please email Mrs. Hailee Rutherford at to schedule a makeup test time Monday, May 22-Thursday, May 25 from 8am until 3 pm.

Summer School will be held in June Monday-Thursday from 8am until noon. Students can work at credit recovery and can gain ½ credit. Please email your child’s academic counselor to get information about this opportunity! This program will be offered through Boys and Girls Club!

Last names A-D Mrs. Sherry Qualls

Last names E-K Mrs. Mandi Stafford

Last names L-R Mrs. Jennifer Lynn

Last names S-Z Mr. James Williams

Written by Natalie Cloud, Principal of Tahlequah High School