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Board Meeting Standouts

2017-2018

SEPTEMBER

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!

AUGUST

Janet Johnson - CBMS Science Teacher
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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
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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
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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!


JULY

Sand Springs Women's Chamber
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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
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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."