For questions, comments, or concerns regarding the PPS Revised Re-entry Plan, please contact email@example.com.
On Monday-Thursday during the month of June, Pryor Schools will be providing FREE breakfast & lunch for anyone age 18 and younger at Roosevelt Elementary School, 401 N. Elliot.
Breakfast is served from 8:00 AM-9:00 AM, and lunch is served from 11:00 AM-12:00PM.
Dr. Don Raleigh, under whose leadership Pryor Public Schools achieved District Lighthouse status, is stepping down as PPS Superintendent effective June 30, 2021. After much consideration, Raleigh has accepted the position of Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Pryor will continue to benefit from the vision Dr. Raleigh brought to the community. At every campus, students have new or remodeled facilities, cutting-edge technology, and expanded learning opportunities. For example, Pryor High School students can now choose to enroll in a wider variety of concurrent courses. Beginning with the 2021-2022 school year, Pryor students will be able to take college level courses at the PHS campus or the new Pryor High School Innovation Center located at the Pryor RSU campus.
Thank you, Dr. Raleigh, for your example of lifelong learning and leadership.
The Pryor Public School Board approved a new partnership between Pryor High School and Rogers State University during Monday’s board meeting. The collaboration will result in the opening of the Pryor High School Innovation Center at RSU this fall. “Our new partnership between Pryor High School and RSU is innovative and unique in Oklahoma,” said Dr. Don Raleigh, superintendent of Pryor Public Schools. “Establishing a high school innovation center on a university campus streamlines the educational experience for our students and allows them the opportunity to make the most of their concurrent enrollment.”
Beginning their junior year, students at Pryor High School will be able to choose an accelerated pathway to earn credits towards earning a college degree. Students will earn high school and college credit at the same time, potentially earning up to an entire year of college course work before high school graduation.
“This partnership fits perfectly into the university’s mission to provide a more highly educated workforce, enhance the economic development of the region and increase the quality of life for the residents of Mayes County and all of northeast Oklahoma,” said Dr. Larry Rice, RSU president.
The Pryor High School Innovation Center will be housed at the RSU Pryor Campus in the MidAmerica Industrial Park. The center will be home to the following Pryor High School courses:
The partnership with RSU will allow Pryor students to choose dual credit
opportunities taught by Pryor High School instructors:
College Algebra and English Composition I and II will be offered at both the High School Campus and the Innovation Center to create more flexibility in scheduling for students.
The new PPS transportation center will provide a shuttle service for students attending classes at the Innovation Center. “This is a great opportunity for all students who in the past haven’t been able to attend college classes due to transportation issues,” said PHS Principal, JR Winton.
Classes will begin at the new Innovation Center in August 2021.
Find the information you need to know about graduation requirements, concurrent enrollment, career tech, core classes and more in the guide.
Today, the Oklahoma Society for Technology in Education (OKSTE) announced it is working to help build consumer awareness about the Emergency Broadband Benefit, a new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program. The temporary benefit will help to lower the cost of broadband service for eligible households during the on-going COVID-19 pandemic.
The $3.2B Emergency Broadband Benefit program provides a discount of up to $50 per month toward broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for qualifying households on qualifying Tribal lands. The benefit also provides up to a $100 per household discount toward a one-time purchase of a computer, laptop, or tablet if the household contributes more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase through a participating broadband provider.
A household is eligible if one member of the household meets at least one of the criteria below:
Emergency Broadband Benefit enrollment will begin (opened) on May 12, 2021. Eligible households can enroll through a participating broadband provider or directly with the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC)using an online or mail-in application. Additional information about the Emergency Broadband Benefit is available at www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit, or by calling 833-511-0311 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. any day of the week.
This federally funded program is available to anyone; you do not have to be American Indian to qualify. Qualifying families will receive approximately $30 of free food per child per month for May, June and July. Benefits are on an EBT card (works like a debit card) that allows the purchase healthy food for the summer.
Participation in this program will have no impact on other government assistance that you and your child receive. Once approved, Summer EBT cards will be mailed to the address provided along with a
list of participating stores and a food card (shopping list) that will help you identify
approved food items.
Families with questions can call Cherokee Nation SEBTC at (539) 234-3265 or (800)
256-0671 ext. 5589 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday with questions.