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Welcome to Sand Springs and to a new school year!

2017-2018

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Welcome to Sand Springs and to a new school year! The excitement of things to come at this time of year is exhilarating and refreshing. We have a fantastic community and it is evident we deeply value our city, our schools, each other, and our children. Our community is a partnership between people who are interested in improvement and making Sand Springs the best that it can be. As a school district, we share these values. We are committed to creating an environment that is safe for students and highly conducive for learning. Our children are the most important investment for our future and we will be determined to guide them to achieve to their greatest potential - EVERY student. 
 
We have some exciting things to report to the community this year. Two new programs will be implemented at Charles Page High School this year. The district has partnered with Tulsa Technology Center to create a Manufacturing Program for our students. This programs offers our students exposure to automated design and machining, manufacturing processes, manufacturing blueprints, automotive, welding, and robotics. Charles Page will also implement a Bio-Medical course through a grant from the Sand Springs Education Foundation. This course will incorporate curriculum from Project Lead the Way (PL TW), an organization that provides transformational learning experiences for K-12 students across the United States. All of our elementary sites and Clyde Boyd Middle School are utilizing pieces of the PL TW curriculum making the extension into Charles Page High School an exciting endeavor and a coup for our Sandite students. 
 
At CBMS and CNGC, we have increased the number of STEM electives and have opened the door of opportunity for students to investigate their personal interests and strengths when contemplating their career pathways. Our team at CPHS has done a fantastic job of creating mechanisms by which students can design their own "best path" into adulthood. With AP coursework, CTE electives, concurrent enrollment through our partnership with TIC, and Tulsa Technology Center options, our students have an array of choices for learning. Our goal is to fully prepare our students for life after secondary school while creating a school experience they will remember for years to come. Our administrative team, teachers, and staff are the best around. I am inspired every single day by their "all in" commitment to our students and community. 
 
A team consisting of administrators, teachers, students, parents, and community members completed a Continuous Strategic Improvement Project during the 2016-17 school year. A comprehension district plan was developed through that process and implementation will begin during this school year. We continue to be amazed at the common focus from all sectors of our community. It is evident that our school district is a source of pride for our community. What a great time to be a Sandite! 
 
GO SANDITES! 
 
Sherry Durkee 
Superintendent