School policy is a child must be fever free / Vomiting Free without medications for 24 hours before returning.
All the nurses have seen the Flu, Flu and Strep, and The Tummy bug (both ends). This year’s flu is showing up with some atypical symptoms; children are complaining of terrible headaches and many are NOT running a fever or testing positive until 2nd or 3rd day
This month’s awareness is on:
OKC event’s calendar so we can go do fun stuff in our own STATE:
GET OUTSIDE and have FUN!!
Let me know if you need/want any further information.
- Sandra Farmer, RN
Do you love working with children? Consider joining the Canyon Ridge team! We are currently interviewing for teachers' assistants who would enjoy working with our amazing special education department. Please call the Administration building @ 376-2461 if you are interested.
More Two representatives from the Scott Sabolich Prosthetics & Research Center brought model prosthetics for the science club to experiment with. He explained how and why a patient could lose a limb and what they can do to make them a prostheses. They even had a “Thunder” decorated prosthetic. Pretty fascinating!
5th grade Gate students worked for 5 weeks to prepare for their first wax museum. Each student chose a character from the American revolution, researched their lives, and wrote a paper summarizing their character. They then became their historic character by dressing like them and performing for their peers. They did an amazing job and learned a lot in the process. A DVD of Canyon Ridge's 1st Musical, "Thoroughly Modern Millie" is available for only $10. Enjoy the amazing performances of our students again and again.
It includes a wide angle shot of the opening night performance, a zoomed in / out shot of their second performance, and a wide angle shot of their final encore performance for the student body.
Contact Sohailah Stout or Kevin Koch for more information.
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For the 2nd straight tournament, Canyon Ridge's Academic Team won 2nd place. Academic Team Coach Ms. Wilkes said, "... I couldn’t be prouder of how hard our kids have worked and how much fun they have working together."
Their final tournament will take place on March 6th @ 4:00 p.m.
CONGRATULATIONS Academic Team!
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Circle the State With Song is a regional choir. There are 19 regions throughout the state of Oklahoma, and students from 4th -8th grade are selected by their vocal teachers based on an audition. This past Saturday, February 1st, 250 students from 13 schools in Canadian County, along with Western Heights, performed at the Yukon Fine Arts Auditorium. The conductor was Ruiel Doonkeen, the Vocal Music Director at Claremore Public Schools in Northeastern Oklahoma, and the regional co-chairs this year were Sohailah Stout (Canyon Ridge Intermediate, Mustang) and Jona Tickle (Bridgestone Intermediate, Western Heights and OkMEA Elementary Vice-President).
In a two-week competition, Canyon Ridge fifth and sixth graders had a drive to see who could donate the most cans and money to provide food for the less fortunate in the area. Jessica Wilkes, a teacher at the school, said the results were amazing.
"As a school, close to $1700 was raised and more than 1700 cans were donated in just two weeks," she said. "The kids got into the spirit of what we were doing and it was exciting to see. Some parents were matching what the kids would bring of their own money."
Wilkes originally hoped the school could bring enough cans and donations to provide 10,000 meals since the Mustang Public School District has grown to include more than 10,000 students. She dismissed the idea, believing the goal was too high. But once the drive was over, using the same calculations as the Oklahoma Regional Food Bank, she realized the students had met the goal.
"Just looking at the numbers, I thought there was no way we could get there," she said. But when I did the calculation and realized we had, it was awesome."
Of the money raised, $330 went to the Oklahoma Regional Food Bank. The cans and the remainder of the funds, approximately $1,378, went to the Mustang Kiwanis Club. Glen Muse, who is with the Kiwanis, said the donations are coming at just the right time.
"This is excellent," he said. "We can really use it and we can use it now. It won't be put on the shelf and held."
The Kiwanis provided 115 food baskets for Thanksgiving. They gave out another 115 for Christmas.
Mrs. Jami Hasty was voted by the faculty and staff of Canyon Ridge Intermediate as the Teacher of the Year.
Although Canyon Ridge did not hold their annual Veteran's Day assembly on November 11th, it was still a huge success. Many veterans were honored in the hour long ceremony which showcased the high school JROTC program, several Canyon Ridge teachers singing the national anthem, and the Canyon Ridge Honor Choir.
One veteran said, "This is the best assembly I have ever been to. I feel so honored with the show of respect and the students' pride in our country and in us." The veterans were not the only ones that were impressed. Many students wrote letters thanking administrators for holding the assembly. One student wrote, "My whole class and me were so honored to meet all the Army, Air Force, Marines, Navy, and Coast Guard. I almost broke out crying and thank you that you are helping us care about everyone. I will always remember this assembly and how it made everyone so proud."
Thank you faculty, students, parents, and most of all our veterans for taking part in this wonderful celebration.
Canyon Ridge Intermediate School partnered with Project Elevate for its first school wide assembly. November is “anti-bullying” month for the students at Canyon Ridge and Project Elevate did not disappoint in setting this tone for students. The focus of the assembly was to teach 5th and 6th graders the value of good character by focusing on respect, self-worth, and purpose.
Project Elevate was founded in an effort to change the culture of today’s schools and to take a stand against the bullying behavior that is prevalent in today’s society. This begins by changing the climate in which students are educated. Using motivational testimonies and cutting edge performing arts, students were not only intrigued by the presentation, but were left with an impactful message and truth about the power they have to set the climate in their school.
“I love that they inspired and gave kids strategies to take up for one another and live life with purpose,” commented Canyon Ridge Principal, Kathy Blackwell.
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