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Excitement for this school year is at an all-time high.  Students now have the Crossroads Café for excellent meals with numerous choices each day.  The Tigers Den will offer fresh made grill items and smoothies along with . . . read more

Greenwood Elementary

Once again, Summer Social was a huge success in kicking off the new school year.  Students were eager to meet their new teachers for the upcoming year and visit their new classrooms.  Parents had the opportunity to check on bus . . . read more

Safety Issues

School Safety Procedures   Tahlequah Public Schools continues to stay updated with school safety and security measures.  We continue to put additional safety ideas into practice and feel that our schools should be safe . . . read more

Child Nutrition News

We are so excited to see Tahlequah’s schools filled with the energy and vitality of our community’s children once again.  As we prepare our students for their bright futures, we are reminded that every moment of every day . . . read more

Back to School

We enthusiastically welcome back to school all of those who play such an important role in the educational process of the 3600 students in Tahlequah Public Schools!     TPS has been in school for a few days since Thursday, . . . read more

Transportation

Tahlequah Public Schools Transportation Department is looking forward to another successful school year. After the much needed changes that took place in the 2016-2017 school year, discipline issues on our buses were down more than 45%. Our . . . read more

New for 17-18

Tahlequah Public Schools (TPS) will experience changes in the after school program, late start Mondays, and in the child nutrition program next school year.  The B&G Club or after school program at Tahlequah Public Schools has . . . read more

Technology Updates

With the 2016-2017 school year wrapped up, our technology team is gearing up to work through a multitude of summer projects. There are several big projects to be completed this summer.  We are looking at migrating several of our . . . read more

Financial Outlook

As the end of another school year draws to an end, it can be stated, as a matter of fact, that hard work does pay off.  The culmination of the school year was celebrated by students and faculty alike, with a successful graduation . . . read more

Spring Athletics

Tahlequah High School Athletics Spring Sports are over and summer practices have begun. The highlight of Tahlequah Athletics Spring Sports was our Track team winning two state championships. The first one came on the first day of the . . . read more

Transportation

Tahlequah Public Schools Transportation Department made additional economical changes this last school year that seemed to work very well.  After reducing two routes and no longer offering door-to-door service, our patrons and students . . . read more

Tahlequah High School

Tahlequah High School educates the whole student!  THS has a plethora of clubs, organizations, athletics, and activities for our students to be a part of and enjoy.  We offer advanced courses such as Engineering, Biomedical, and . . . read more

Grants Boost Specialized Services

Tahlequah Public Schools is committed to serving the needs of every student and removing any obstacle we can.  Besides academic preparation, a child may need homework help, exposure to cultural education, avenues for family involvement, . . . read more

Sequoyah Elementary

At Sequoyah Pre-K, we are excited to announce that for the fourth year in a row we have been named a Great Expectations Model School.  This is a great honor and everyone has been working really hard to achieve this award.  We . . . read more

Tahlequah Middle School

Tahlequah Middle School is a busy place this spring.  In addition to their regular coursework, many students are actively participating in spring sports, contests and state testing.  The middle school will complete state testing on . . . read more

Update on District Projects

We are continually looking to make improvements to all aspects of our operations at Tahlequah Public Schools.  Here is an update on some projects that have been completed, are ongoing, or are in the planning stages at TPS.  These . . . read more

Budget Cuts

It does not appear that much is being said about the budget cuts occurring to public schools right now.   Yes, news outlets are reporting on the millions of cuts being considered in the two largest school districts in the state, . . . read more

Winter Athletics

Tahlequah High School Athletics Winter sports are over and several spring sports are already in full swing. The THS wrestling had another great season posting a 14-2 dual record. Tahlequah had four wrestlers - Julien Brownfield, Jakob . . . read more

Central Academy

According to Business Insider magazine, more than 1.3 million students drop out of high school every year in the United States, making them ineligible for 90% of the jobs in America. Fortunately, Oklahoma offers approximately 270 . . . read more

Heritage Elementary

Heritage Eagles are flying through this semester with many events. First of all, we would like to congratulate our Teacher of the Year Mrs. Mendy McKee.  This is her fourth year teaching.  She has been teaching Math and Science . . . read more

Enrollment Information

Each year about this time, Tahlequah Public Schools begins the pre-enrollment process for the coming school year.  This past week our concentration was on Tahlequah Middle School 8 th grade students and 8 th grade students that will be . . . read more

Robotics and Technology

The world is just a click away may seem like a cliché; but, it could not be more true.  Technology is becoming an everyday instructional tool at Tahlequah Public Schools.  From research to virtual field trips, students and . . . read more

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 100 th Day of School Showcase.  On . . . read more

Financial Outlook

Tahlequah Public Schools (TPS) received our mid-term state aid allocation in January for $13,098,706.00.   The mid-term is calculated in the funding formula on the current year data 2016-17.  The funding formula takes into . . . read more

B.E.S.T. Coalition

Tahlequah Public Schools is proud to sponsor the Tahlequah B.E.S.T. Community Coalition.   B.E.S.T. stands for Bringing Everyone’s Strengths Together and has been in existence for over 10 years (established in 2004). B.E.S.T. . . . read more

Business Operations

In the world of school business,  there are a number of ways people make a difference.  When attributing the success of our students to the hard work of the classroom teachers and coaches, there is another unique set of people who . . . read more

Oklahoma Teacher Shortage

The Oklahoma State Board of Education has approved a huge number, 1,082, emergency teaching certificates to fill vacancies caused by the lack of certified teachers this year. The number of emergency certificates has more than doubled the 505 . . . read more

Healthy Practices

In just a few days we will have completed the first half of our school year.  Our schools are busy with instruction and learning and are continually assessing for each student’s level of understanding.  One important factor . . . read more

At-a-Glance

Tahlequah Public Schools(TPS) is a 5A school district with the of October 3 official enrollment of 3647 students comprised of seven learning institutions. Sequoyah Pre-Kindergarten Center is a collaboration with Cherokee Nation Head Start . . . read more

District Projects

We are continually looking to make improvements to all aspects of our operations at Tahlequah Public Schools.  Here is an update on some projects that have been completed, are on-going, or are in the planning stages at TPS.  On . . . read more

PEP Grant

Tahlequah Public Schools was recently awarded the Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP) Grant, which is federally funded.  This grant is funded for the next 3 years, and provides a total of 1.6 million during this time.  . . . read more

Technology

Technology, in any sector, is always a fast-changing and evolving industry, and it is not any different at Tahlequah Public Schools.  With a new Technology plan that lines out our goals for the next five years, we are attempting projects . . . read more

Fall Athletics

Tahlequah Athletics Fall sports has had a great start to the 2016-2017 school year. The softball team finished the year regional runner up with a 24-14 record for the young team. Jaden Hall was recently selected All Region cheer and will . . . read more

Heritage Elementary

Heritage Elementary is home to 514 wonderful students from Kindergarten through fifth grade.  This Great Expectations model school, as do all our school sites, boasts some fantastic staff members that work tirelessly to create a loving . . . read more

Tahlequah Public Schools Foundation

The Tahlequah Public Schools Foundation believes in helping teachers make a difference. The Foundation trusts they know their craft and the TPSF Board of Trustees, made up of community volunteers passionate about supporting education, strives . . . read more

Cherokee Elementary

The first nine weeks has come to a close, and our school year is off to a great start!  Cherokee Elementary welcomes many new and talented staff members, parents and students this year.  These new faces along with our existing . . . read more

Sequoyah Elementary

Sequoyah Elementary, our school for all the pre-kindergarten students in the district, got off to a wonderful start in August.  The building is full of bright, young pre-kers and a handful of three year olds!  Tahlequah Public . . . read more

Tahlequah Middle School

The school year is off to a wonderful start at Tahlequah Middle School.  The school welcomed seven new teachers, a librarian, a counselor, a speech pathologist and a support staff member.  They also welcomed 228 new 6 th graders to . . . read more

Tahlequah High School

The Tigers are ROARING this year at THS!  We have added a Biomed class, after school Spanish class, and the Engineering II class to enhance our student’s opportunities to compete in college and the global work force. We . . . read more

Greenwood Elementary

Tahlequah Public Schools serves our community through four elementary sites, a middle school and high school.   Summer Social is the kick-off event for the new school year at all sites.  Greenwood Elementary’s parking lot . . . read more

Safety Procedures

Tahlequah Public Schools continues to stay updated with school safety and security measures.  We continue to put additional safety ideas into practice and feel that our schools should be safe havens for teaching and learning where both . . . read more

Child Nutrition

What a joy it is to see Tahlequah’s schools filled with the energy and vitality of our community’s children once again.  We are excited about the new school year and the achievements that we witness each day.  As we . . . read more

Back to School

Tahlequah Public Schools is back to school in full swing!   Staff reported August 8-10 with the days filled with meetings, trainings, and the traditional Welcome Back for staff.   The Welcome Back showcased some of our . . . read more

Transportation - New School Year

Tahlequah Public Schools Transportation Department has made some much needed, more economical changes over the summer for the 2016-2017 school year. With these changes, we were able to reduce bus routes from 23 to 21 routes. Also this year we . . . read more

TPS Foundation

What began as a wine and cheese pairing to celebrate grant recipients has evolved into Uncorked , an extravaganza hosted by Tahlequah Public Schools Foundation celebrating all school employees and kicking off the school year’s . . . read more

TPS Summer Work Continues

As we close out the 2015-16 school year, students and most site faculty and staff return home for the summer.  However, there are a few key groups of employees who remain at work through the summer to complete a number of capital . . . read more

Spring Athletics

Tahlequah High School Athletics has had one of the most successful seasons in school history. The Tahlequah High School baseball team went on the road to Collinsville for regionals, where they came out on top and advanced to the state . . . read more

Summer Projects

We are continually looking to make improvements to all aspects of our operations at Tahlequah Public Schools.  Here are some of the projects that we will be working on as part of our Capital Improvement Plan this summer:  . . . read more

Tahlequah High School

The school year at Tahlequah High School has cruised by at a supersonic speed.  Our Tigers have soared to incredible new heights.   Spring time is also a very busy time for all of our Tigers.  The senior class of 2016 . . . read more

Child Nutrition

It’s been a busy but wonderful year at Tahlequah Public Schools.  Our Child Nutrition Team faced their first full audit review since federal program regulations changed dramatically three years ago.  This review encompasses . . . read more

Sequoyah Elementary

Tahlequah Public Schools’ “littlest” learners are finishing their first year in school.  The school year has gone by so quickly for these students.  The 200-plus students at Sequoyah Elementary School have grown so . . . read more

Tahlequah Middle School

Spring is a busy time of year throughout the Tahlequah School District and especially at Tahlequah Middle School.     The middle school began end-of-year state testing on April 13 th .  These exams are important for . . . read more

Reviews and Accreditation

This time of the school year continues to be a very busy time for our district.  Students, staff and faculty are in the process of completing the required state assessments.  These state assessments are designed to provide . . . read more

Budget Considerations

The revenue failures in Oklahoma have dominated the news and school operations over the past few months.    The first revenue failure was in January with a second one during the month of March.   And in between this . . . read more

Central Academy

“It always seems impossible until it is done.”—Nelson Mandela. Completing high school can seem impossible to students who are facing daunting obstacles in life, such as becoming a teen parent, being homeless, or dealing with . . . read more

Greenwood Elementary

High expectations of students and teachers are an anchor for each day at Tahlequah Public Schools.  The elementary schools implement the tenets of Great Expectations to support the culture of an effective school.  Greenwood . . . read more

Cherokee Elementary

The staff and students of Cherokee Elementary are excited and working hard in the second semester of the 2015-2016 school year.       Cherokee Braves participated in a 100 th Day of School Showcase.  On the . . . read more

Winter Athletics and More

Tahlequah High School Athletics Winter sports are winding down with several Spring sports already scrimmaging before their upcoming season. The THS wrestling team is having another great season posting a 15-2 dual record while capturing . . . read more

Heritage Elementary

Heritage Eagles are flying through this semester with many events. We have two robotics teams gearing up for the State Championships that will be held at the NSU Event Center on March 5 th .  We have a 4 th grade team and a 5 th . . . read more

Bugs Go to School Too!

Bed bugs are on the rise across the nation and could potentially become an issue in our schools. Tahlequah Public Schools has an action plan to set in motion if and when the need arises.  In the meantime, we are being proactive by . . . read more

BEST Coalition

Tahlequah Public Schools is the proud sponsor of the Tahlequah B.E.S.T. Community Coalition.  The coalition is completely supported by federal funds designated for building relationships to support health in communities. During the last . . . read more

Finance

The beginning of the new calendar year marks the half-way point in the school year. Across the state, funding cuts dominate the financial forecast for all public agencies. For Tahlequah Public Schools, there is good news and bad news. . . . read more

Grants Boost Specialized Services

Tahlequah Public Schools strives to serve students with services above and beyond Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic.  While educating students is the main objective, the district is committed to serving the needs of the whole . . . read more

Every Student Succeeds Act ESSA

On December 10, 2015, the President signed into law the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which reauthorizes the 50-year-old Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), the nation’s national education law and longstanding . . . read more

Appreciation

This time of the year always brings thoughts of family and friends and also draws focus to the parts of our life that bring special meaning to our day to day activities.  I have the pleasure to be in our schools regularly.  I . . . read more

Boys & Girls Club

Boys & Girls Club of Tahlequah continues to positively impact the lives of its members. The Club is a safe place for students to go before and after school. Robotics at Cherokee B&G Club has been in full swing. Running Club and . . . read more

Maintenance and Grounds

The Tahlequah Public Schools Maintenance and Grounds Department continues to oversee and complete maintenance projects this fall after a busy summer which included the completion of many maintenance and grounds undertakings. Projects that . . . read more

Tahlequah Public Schools Foundation

Tahlequah Public Schools Foundation has been out and about procuring funds for teacher grants since before school began. TPSF board member Carrie Scearce said, “It’s great to be surrounded by so many people passionate about our . . . read more

Central Academy

Great things are happening at Central Academy! Director/Principal Paula Sloan reports that last year, 24 at-risk students who could have chosen to drop out instead attended Central Academy and earned their high school diploma.  That . . . read more

Fall Athletics

Tahlequah Athletics Fall sports has had a great start to the 2015-2016 school year. The softball team finished the year as Regional runner-up with 25-16 record for the young team. Kortney Dry was voted first team All-Region for . . . read more

Cherokee Elementary

The first nine weeks has come to a close, and our school year is off to a great start!  Cherokee Elementary welcomes many new and talented staff members, parents and students this year.  These new faces along with our existing . . . read more

Greenwood Elementary

The staff at Tahlequah Public Schools have been busy planning, collaborating and reviewing data to ensure the best education for the children of our community.  The district has noted an increase in enrollment this school . . . read more

Enrollment Statistics

It is difficult to believe that October is here and fall break is just around the corner.  It feels like we are finally settling in and we are back in the school routine.  August and September brought a lot of activity to our . . . read more

Sequoyah Elementary

Sequoyah Elementary, our school for all the pre-kindergarten students in the district, got off to a wonderful start in August.  The building is full of bright, young pre-kers and a handful of three year olds!  Tahlequah Public . . . read more

Tahlequah Middle School

The school year is off to a wonderful beginning at Tahlequah Middle School.  The school welcomed 212 new 6 th grade students, 6 new teachers and 6 new support staff.  The middle school teachers and staff held a 6 th grade . . . read more

Tahlequah High School

It’s good to be a Tiger!  Tahlequah High School is striving to be the best high school in the state.  We are off to a good start this year and have numerous events and activities occurring every day.  We invite you to . . . read more

Heritage Elementary

Heritage Elementary is having a great year already! Over 500 students walk through the front doors of our Great Expectations Model School every day. Between book fair, Jog-a-thon, conferences, and community events, the next few months will . . . read more

Safety Procedures

Schools today are ever changing due to school safety and security measures.  If you haven’t been to your local school lately, you may be surprised to see recent security upgrades that have been implemented.  The days of just . . . read more

Kicking Off the New Year

The most valuable resource that a school can provide for a child’s education is the faculty and staff.  Hiring effective, quality people and placing them in the right position is the key to a successful school district. Tahlequah . . . read more

Child Nutrition

The 2015-2016 school year has begun and we are so excited to welcome our community’s children back into the classrooms of Tahlequah Public Schools (TPS).  What a joy it is to share our days with them.  As we witness their . . . read more

New School Year

The 2015-2016 school year began with an exciting day on Thursday, August 13 for students in Tahlequah Public Schools.      It is with great pleasure that we welcome our returning or first-time 3500 students to this . . . read more

Transportation - New School Year

Tahlequah Public Schools Transportation Department is putting the finishing touches on preparing for the beginning of the new school year 2015-2016.  There are approximately 1200 students that are transported to school and back home . . . read more

Transportation

Another great year of school bus transportation is in the books but our top priority within the TPS transportation department is always to safely deliver our students to and from school in the safest possible way.  This sounds simple but . . . read more

Awards and Summer Options

Closing out the 2014-2015 school year to begin summer break is the perfect time to reflect on some of the great accomplishments at Tahlequah High School.  THS students have received over 109 individual scholarships. There are 4 Gates . . . read more

Spring Athletics

Tahlequah Athletics Spring sports just finished a very busy season. The THS Girls’ soccer team hosted playoffs for the first time in school history. The team ended up losing in a controversial decision because of inclement weather. They . . . read more

Tahlequah Public Schools Foundation

55 Businesses + 21 Grants = 1 Big Celebration Tahlequah Public Schools Foundation believes supporting schools adds up to good things for Tahlequah. That’s why they procured and donated $45,000 in grants to Tahlequah schools earlier . . . read more

Tahlequah High School

It has been an eventful year at Tahlequah High School. Many, many successes with many more to come. Tahlequah High School will have a new Principal beginning this summer.  Mr. Jeff Thorne, current Principal will be retiring at the . . . read more

Boys & Girls Club

The Tahlequah Middle School Boys & Girls Club is coming to the end of another successful year. They have 157 students enrolled with a daily attendance of 90 members. The robotics program had another successful year, and the members . . . read more

Sequoyah Elementary

The students at Sequoyah PK are in there last weeks before “graduating” to elementary school for kindergarten.  The 235 three and four year olds at Sequoyah have all grown so much this year not only physically, but . . . read more

Tahlequah Middle School

The students of Tahlequah Middle School are incredibly busy this spring.  The Oklahoma Core Curriculum exams began on April 13 th with the eighth graders taking the science test and will conclude on May 7 th with the Algebra I End of . . . read more

Teacher of the Year

The Tahlequah District Professional Development Committee met on March 31, 2015 to select from three finalists the District Teacher of the Year and the Alternate District Teacher of the Year for 2015-2016.  Congratulations to Lezlie . . . read more

Maintenance Director

This week at TPS we are pleased to welcome Brad Jones to the team as he takes over as the new director of Maintenance, Grounds, and Transportation.  Brad comes to us from NSU, where most recently he has been serving as an Electrical . . . read more

Central Academy

“Never give up! Never give up! Never give up!”-- Winston Churchill.  This kind of tenacity is certainly the attitude the staff at Central Academy strives to impart! Due to this mentality, Central has a large number of . . . read more

Heritage Elementary

Heritage Eagles are flying through the spring semester with many things keeping us busy. Celebrations are in order: Heritage Elementary is once again a Great Expectations Model School!  We also want to congratulate Mrs. Lezlie Gilbert on . . . read more

Greenwood Elementary

Schools are looking toward the end of an instructional year making notes of successful practices and discussing areas to improve.  Researchers agree on several characteristics of effective schools.  While academic performance is an . . . read more

Cherokee Elementary

The staff and students of Cherokee Elementary are excited and looking forward to the second semester of the 2014-2015 school year.     We are excited to share that our Boys & Girls Club VEX IQ Robotics Club has had a . . . read more

Winter Athletics

Tahlequah Athletics went into the Winter sports season with lots of momentum.  February 7 th was a day to remember in Tahlequah Public Schools history. The first annual Tahlequah High School Athletics Hall of Fame took place in the . . . read more

Enrollment Procedures

It’s difficult to comprehend that pre-enrollment for school year 2015-2016 is upon us!  As you can imagine, this is a highly-coordinated effort among many individuals.  The outcome of pre-enrollment is momentous.  Classes . . . read more

National Board Certified Teachers

National Board Certified Teachers (NBCT) benefit schools by enhancing quality teaching in the classroom. National Board Certification is the highest mark of professional accomplishment. Tahlequah Public Schools currently employees 21 NBCTs in . . . read more

Grants & Initiatives

The Drug Free Communities Support Program (DFC) is the nation’s leading effort to mobilize communities to prevent drug use and promote health among our youth. Directed by the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), in . . . read more

Child Nutrition Team

It’s been a challenging but successful year for our district’s Child Nutrition Team.  They have pulled together during trying times to continue to provide our children with truly wonderful meals.  If you haven’t . . . read more

TPS Inclement Weather Plan

Tahlequah Public Schools will be implementing some new procedures this winter.  With the increase in snow and ice that we’ve received over the past few years, we have created a new Inclement Weather Plan. The new plan provides . . . read more

Extracurricular Awards

Tahlequah Public Schools students are afforded a rich learning environment inside and outside of the classroom. It is our belief that exposing our students to vicarious experiences profoundly enhances the learning experience. Some . . . read more

Boys & Girls Club

The Boys & Girls Club at the Middle School has had a wonderful first semester and has been involved in many great programs.  They participated in a Robotics Tournament at NSU in November and placed 2nd overall.  They received . . . read more Feedback Icon No Comments

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