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Superintendent’s Corner: Saluting our Veterans!

November 3, 2011

By Cary Ammons

November is here and what a treat. After such a hot and dry summer, the cooler temperatures and rainfall are a blessing. As for school, November marks the beginning for practicing for holiday plays, basketball season, deer gun season and Veteran’s Day.

Antlers Public School wants to remind everyone of these upcoming events and to discuss with your child the importance of participating in holiday plays, playing on a team ad honoring our Veterans.

Halloween treats fine in moderation

October 27, 2011

By OSU Extension Service

Costumes have filled the racks and bags of candy line the shelves. Children all over Oklahoma are trying to figure out what to dress up as for Halloween. In addition, children have visions of a trick-or-treat bag stuffed with sugary, sticky and sweet treats.

While the children are excited about trick-or-treating, many parents may be wondering how all of this candy will fit into a nutritious diet, said Deana Hildebrand, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension nutrition specialist.

Superintendent’s Corner

October 27, 2011

By Cary Ammons

Fall Break is upon us at Antlers Public Schools. October 20 & 21, Antlers Public Schools will be closed for classes. During this time, faculty encourages parents to spend time with their child to talk about grades, activities and upcoming events. Antlers Public Schools will have many activities planned for fall festivities. Some of them include football games, start of elementary basketball games, Band districts, School Carnival and many fundraising events. Please pay close attention to flyers sent home with students as to when these events will take place.

Life is not a fairy tale!

September 15, 2011

By Tracy Steffenson

I have been called a feminist by many people over the years, and I am proud to say that I am one. Not the “burn our bras” type but more the “I don’t have to have anyone to get things done” type. I wish that more people would step into this mind set and realize that life is not a fairy tale, and this goes for the guys out there as well.

Simple steps can lead to cleaner, healthier indoor environments at home

September 15, 2011

By Beth Pike, FCS Educator/4-H Youth Development, OSU Cooperative Extension Service

Even without the scalding hot summer temperatures, most people tend to spend the majority of their time indoors, where levels of common pollutants can be as much as five times greater compared to outside. Following some simple guidelines can lead to an improved indoor environment and cost savings while also lessening the impact on natural resources.  

Superintendent’s Corner

September 8, 2011

By Cary Ammons
Antlers Public Schools Superintendent

School is in full-swing at Antlers. Students are hustling back and forth between classes, ball games are being played and buses are traveling everywhere. With the change of weather starting to take place over the Labor Day weekend, I would like to remind parents to prepare their children for changes in the weather such as colder mornings and rainy days.

Simple ways to beat the heat

August 19, 2011

By Beth Pike, OSU Extension Office in Antlers

Oklahomans have seen some record-breaking heat this summer and it does not appear there is an end to the brutal temperatures anytime soon. I was certainly happy to have a heat break for the canning workshop at the Antlers Farmer’s Market we had on the 11th! 95 degrees sure beats 105 any day! But for those who are opting to stay inside these days, read on to get a few tips on what you can do to beat the heat.

Antlers Superintendent's Corner

August 18, 2011

By Cary Ammons

Welcome back students! School starts Monday, August 22nd! Faculty and staff are preparing for another great year at Antlers.

With the start of a new year, some new changes are happening. The new Antlers Elementary Building has been completed and 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades will be attending class in there. Please be advised that the pick-up and drop-off zone will be different as well. If you plan on visiting with your child’s teacher, please us the new parking lot or park along the road and not with the new drop-off/pick-up zone.

I Didn’t Do It Officer!

August 10, 2011

By Tracy Steffenson

Sometimes I stop and wonder if anyone else notices some of the same circular irony of the saying, “Weak and low self-esteem people will belittle others to boost their own ego,” when it dawned on me just how many times a day I am accused of crimes I didn’t commit.

Healthy lunches help make a great school day

August 10, 2011

By Beth Pike, OSU Extension Services - Antlers

Even though the weather is warm and the local pools are still open, it is not too early to start thinking about packing those school lunch bags. Many children simply prefer eating a lunch from home. This is great because parents can have greater control over what their child is eating.

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