Sequoyah Pre-K had a great first semester! Our staff worked hard at developing positive relationships with students every day. Students are greeted at the door daily by multiple staff members, as they enter the building and throughout the day. We are very happy they are here!


The first semester flew by! The first months of Pre-Kindergarten are full of first-time experiences. Sometimes it is the first time a child has been away from home all day, first meals in a cafeteria, first bus rides and first time to make new friends. It is a lot of new for young children and their families! Many students are experiencing group learning for the very first time. All of our staff members work together to make these first school experience the best possible for our newest tigers. One particular staff member that helps our littlest learners acclimate to public school is our counselor, Natasha McIntosh. Each class visits Mrs. McIntosh’s room once a week for a lesson. These lessons provide an extra dimension to education, focusing on improving cooperation, communication, and decision-making. We are very thankful for the state and federal grants that help keep this position part of our team at Sequoyah PK.


Teachers at our site are always looking for innovative ways to make the PK experience more effective. Recently, Mrs. Cacy was awarded a grant from the Cherokee Nation to purchase STEM activities for our students. We now have a room where classes can explore, collaborate, and use problem-solving skills to create new things. The students are really loving it! Mrs. Cacy has also written and was awarded grants from the Tahlequah Community Fund for a mobile outdoor stem experience and new trikes from the Tahlequah Public Schools Foundation. Community support is essential in making our site successful.


We have a lot to look forward to in this next semester. In February, we will be celebrating one hundred days of school! Our Spring Book Fair will take place February 12th through the 16th. Families are welcome to come shop anytime between the hours of 7:30 am and 2:00 pm. Also in February, several of our staff members will participate in the Polar Plunge, a fundraiser for Special Olympics.


In March, our students will participate in the Cherokee County Art Show. Art will be hung in the hallways and two winners from each class will have their art showcased at the Performing Arts Center at THS.  Right before Spring break, we will host our 5th Annual Trike-a-thon. Students will ask family and friends to sponsor them with per lap or a flat rate. Students will ride trikes for 10 minutes, trying to get as many laps as they can. This is our main fundraiser for the year.


It is going to be a busy second semester with lots of fun and learning happening every day! We invite you to check out our Facebook page or just come by to see all the good things going on at Sequoyah Pre-K!



Written By:  Misty Blunt, Sequoyah PK Director