Superintendent’s Chalkboard

Dr. Landon BerrySuperintendent of Pawhuska schools

The teachers at Pawhuska Elementary and Indian Camp School have reviewed universal screenings that were completed at the end of the first semester. Teachers are reviewing data to provide instruction in the areas of weakness in reading, math and writing during the second semester.

Osage Nation Educational Department met with teachers to begin a tutoring program for Osage students in the next few weeks. Indian Camp School is also kicking off the new year by reviewing procedures and expectations with students. This week we have completed a fire and lock down drill.

The junior high and high schools are back in action with a variety of sporting events.

The junior high girls and boys basketball schedule for the next couple of weeks is: Monday, Jan. 11, at Barnsdall; Monday, Jan. 18, here vs. Nowata; Thursday, Jan. 21, home vs. Newkirk.

The high school girls and boys basketball schedule is: Tuesday, Jan. 12 at Pawnee; Thursday, Jan. 14, at Nowata; Friday, Jan. 15 at Barnsdall Away; Thursday through Saturday, Jan. 21-23, at the Dewey Tournament.

The junior high and high school wrestling schedule is: Friday and Saturday, Jan. 8-9, at Cushing Tournament (HS); Tuesday, Jan. 12, duals at Okmulgee; Thursday, Jan. 14, duals at Bartlesville; Tuesday, Jan. 19, duals at Sperry; Thursday, Jan. 21, District Duals at Pawnee; Friday and Saturday, Jan. 22-23, Carmen Classic in Pawhuska.

The Pawhuska Basketball Homecoming has been scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 26, and the Wrestling Homecoming has been scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 28. We are looking forward to a great second semester.

December Chalkboard highlights

(Due to a glitch in the Journal-Capital’s e-mail system, Dr. Berry’s December column was accidentally omitted from the J-C. We sincerely apologize. Following are some of the highlights of the column.)

Pawhuska Elementary students did a canned food drive for Thanksgiving and had the opportunity to feed six families for the holiday. Students collected toiletries for Cedar Ridge.

The students are earning Huskie cash for positive behaviors at school. The Huskie cash will be used to make purchases in the student store.

Another item from the Elementary School is for all students to read, read and read.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield came to Indian Camp to give a presentation on Friday, Dec. 4. The presentation was about Organ Wise–Health Presentation.

New playground equipment is arriving from the fundraiser proceeds. The students are excited to have the chance to get to use the new playground equipment soon.

The Pawhuska Public Schools website has been updated. Please check out the pictures on the website.