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Pryor Track Takes State/New School Record
Congratulations to Sarah Parker, Ebbony Alvarez, Sydney Wood, and Sam Cavin. They broke the school record for the 4x200m Relay. The previous record, which was set in 1982, was 1:49.00, but now stands at 1:48.80. They are regional champs and will be taking on state.
The following students also made state:
PHS Soccer Girls Goes To OKC
Congratulations to Coach Emerine, Staff and the Girls’ Soccer team!
Pryor High School Girls’ Soccer team will travel to OKC McGuiness, Tuesday, May 11th. Game time for the semifinal contest is 5:30 p.m.
Tennis Takes on State!
Several high school tennis players will be competing in the state tournament
These students are:
Pryor Baseball Heads to Home Plate . . . to Take State!
PHS Tiger Baseball heads to state after their victory over the Shawnee Wolves at the May 6th game. Fired up from their 14-1 victory, the team looks forward to facing a new opponent at the state championship.
Biotechnology Field Trip
Pryor High School Biotechnology students had the privilege of visiting the Biotechnology Department at Tulsa Community College, Wednesday, May 5th, 2021.
During the visit, the students spoke with several professors and were given tours of the labs. The students conducted a “Subculture of Chinese Hamster Ovaries (CHO) Cells,” during which they got to use new equipment, such as inverted microscopes and stop action pipettes
2021-2022 StuCo Officers
Congratulations to the following students who will be representing Pryor as our 2021-2022 StuCo Officers.
Emilee Rhymer- President Tatem Kegley- Vice-President
Carson Russell- Secretary Tessa Sprang- Treasurer
Bethany Craig- Speaker of the House
Evelyn Diaz- Parliamentarian
Mason Pendley- President Joel Dunham- Vice President
Abby Fell- Secretary Ava Sharp- Treasurer
Kortney Giltner- President Samantha Cavin- Vice President
Benton Raymer- Secretary Reese Updike- Treasurer
Gracie Vivion- President Ashton Cabales- Vice President
Haylee Church- Secretary Sadie Pickup- Treasurer
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:
- Has an income that is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines or participates in certain assistance programs, such as SNAP, Medicaid or the FCC’s Lifeline program;
- Approved to receive benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision, in the 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 school year;
- Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year;
- Experienced a substantial loss of income through job loss or furlough since February 29, 2020 and the household had a total income in 2020 at or below $99,000 for single filers and $198,000 for joint filers; or
- Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider’s existing low-income or COVID-19 program.
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.
Javon Blake Receives His Diploma Ahead of Schedule
Senior Javon Blake receives his diploma a few weeks before the PHS graduation ceremony. Blake is in Memphis, Tennessee at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, where he is currently undergoing treatment for leukemia.
PHS Principal JR Winton and aviation instructor Jim Bryant flew to Memphis and presented Javon with his diploma.
PHS students and faculty have partnered with Charlie’s Chicken to host a benefit dinner on Monday, April 26th from 5:00p.m.-9:00p.m.
A silent auction will also be held.
Thank You Healthcare Workers
The PHS National Honor Society thanks First Responders and gives them beautiful flowers.
PHS would like to thank Robin’s Nest for donating the lovely flowers.
Red Cross Blood Drive Thanks Everyone
Friday, April 16th American Red Cross came to Pryor High School to help with the national blood shortage.
PHS was the first school the Red Cross was able to host a drive in since the pandemic. They collected 37 pints (only had to turn away 6) so they were very pleased.
Thank You Pryor, Oklahoma!
On April 26 2021, Charlie’s Chicken held a benefit dinner for senior student Javon Blake to support his battle with leukemia. A grand total of $11,000 was raised from donations and proceeds from the silent auction.
Mrs. Hendrickson’s leadership class devoted many hours to make this possible. Students made calls and visited different business to request donations for the silent auction, made flyers and signs to advertise the event, and volunteered to work the event.
Thanks to the combined effort of our community and businesses of Pryor, this event was a huge success.
Javon Blake Benefit Dinner
Javon is an 18 year old senior at PHS. This football player and wrestler was highly involved within clubs at the high school. His optimistic, happy personality left others around him smiling. He is a great leader that always tried to make the school and our community a better place. He was diagnosed with leukemia in December of 2020.
Pryor High School students and staff are coming together to help support and provide a benefit dinner for Javon Blake. This event will be at Charlie’s Chicken ( 34 S Mill St. Pryor, Ok), April 26th, 2021 from 5:00 – 9:00 pm and 105 of the proceeds from all the meals that night will be donated.
Cherokee Nation Summer Nutrition Program Now Accepting Applications for Summer EBT for Children Program
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.
Choir Brings Home Highest Ratings from State Competition
PHS treble, mixed, and tenor/bass choirs competed at the state contest today, Thursday, April 8th, 2021. All three choirs received the highest rating you can receive in both stage competition and sight reading.
Choir will be bringing home a sweepstakes plaque and will get an extra medal called the accent award since all three choirs received superior ratings.