Today officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the names of 16,000 Semifinalists in the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program, including 3 CPHS seniors: Dylan Hart, Jillian Landers, and Jack Thompson. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered next spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition.
Dylan Hart is the son of Chuck and Kara Hart. Dylan is a 4-year member of the Sandite soccer and academic teams, participates in Youth and Government, has attained a 4.5 GPA and is currently ranked 13th in the CPHS senior class.
Jillian Landers is the daughter of Darren and Shelley Landers. Jillian is a 4-year member of the Gold Pride Band, is an officer in the National Honor Society, has a 4.67 GPA and is ranked 4th in her graduating class.
Jack Thompson is the son of Scott and Holly Thompson. Jack plays bassoon in the Tulsa Youth Symphony, has a 4.76 GPA and ranks 1st in the CPHS Class of 2018.
Everyone at Charles Page High School is extremely proud of Dylan, Jillian and Jack and wish them the best of luck as they continue in the National Merit Scholarship competition.
The Sand Springs Education Foundation has announced the Fall Deadline for SSEF Grant Submissions. Grant Applications are due on October 15th. If you would like more information, please use the links below or download the Grant Information sheet by clicking here!
SSPS Enrollment Center
Staff members from the Sand Springs Enrollment Center were recognized with the SSPS Pacesetter Award for September, 2017. Through the hard work of these staff members, the 2017-18 enrollment process ran smoothly for another Sandite Summer. Thank you to Karen Taylor, Bonnie Larkin, Denise Bridgforth, Kim Lawrence, and Dani Larkin for your hard work in making enrollment a smooth transition this year!
|Janet Johnson - CBMS Science Teacher
Mrs. Janet Johnson was honored with special recognition for making it to the State Teacher of the Year Finals. Janet is one of 12 who are now in the running for representing the State of Oklahoma as the State's Teacher of the Year! You were honored, Janet, but it is the district and city of Sand Springs who are truly honored! Many thanks for your passion for teaching that you display each day in the classroom. Congratulations!
|Shawn Beard - Technology Director
Shawn was presented with the Sand Springs Schools "Coin of Excellence" for the amazing work he has accomplished in gaining grant money for the district. Just one small example is the recent award of a $25,000 Gateway to Technology grant for the Career Tech program. Way to go, Shawn!
|Teacher-led Student Trips
Teachers, Cindy Dunn, Andrea Campfield, Sandy Charlson, Kendra Roulet and Heather Miller (not pictured) were presented with Sandite Pacesetter awards. Each year, these teachers go above and beyond in coordinating and directing teacher-led student trips to educational locations.Through their efforts, students are given the opportunities to experience and learn in ways a classroom could never do. Way to be a Sandite, ladies!
|Sand Springs Women's Chamber
The Sand Springs Women's Chamber received special recognition for their generous $4,000 gift to purchase Chromebooks for the elementaries with a focus on Reading Sufficiency. We are overwhelmed with your giving spirit and yearning to help Sand Springs Students have all they can to excel!
|Laura Hamilton - Northwoods Principal
Laura Hamilton received the Sandite Pacesetter Award for going above and beyond by stepping forward when an unexpected situation arose. She not only did so without missing a beat but the students and staff never knew anything had changed. Assistant Superintendent, Kristin Arnold, states, "She always works hard to meet the academic, social and emotional needs of her sudents and to give her parents and staff the tools they need for success. Mrs. Hamilton has demonstrated once again what a great leader does."
Sand Springs Schools has embarked on a year-long journey to develop a five-year continuous improvement plan that was data informed and stakeholder driven. The resulting 2017-2022 Strategic Plan serves as a blueprint of transformation and progress for the district.
This strategic plan sets high expectations for each student, school staff member, parent, and community member to empower the school district by investing their support towards the initiatives outlined. Through these combined efforts, Sand Springs Public Schools will ensure that every student, regardless of ethnicity, language, disability, or income level will achieve high standards of learning. Together they will empower every child to maximize their potential for responsible, productive citizenship in the 21st century.
Click on the image below to take a look at the full, exciting, plan!