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Introducing our monthly newsletter of events happening at Canyon Ridge Intermediate. This is the same as the hard copy that is sent home with your students on the date of the issue. Enjoy!
1st Edition - 3/14/14
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3rd Quarter reports cards will be passed out to students beginning on Tuesday, March 11th. Please check with your student for report cards.
MONDAY 10Th MAKE IT A PINK OUT! Mrs. Hasty LOVES the color pink and her favorite snack is gummy bears & gum! Wear your pink shoes, pink shirts, pink pants and pink socks & you can even surprise her with a pink gift or yummy snack or bubble blowing treat!
TUESDAY 11th Mrs. Hasty shines like a *STAR!* LET’S BLING IT OUT!Wear your tiara, boa, **BLING TEES**and everything and anything that sparkles! Show her how much she shines!! Bring her a card, flowers or sweet note to show our love & appreciation for her!
WEDNESDAY 12Th Mrs. Hasty loves to stay organized at her favorite place in the world, Canyon Ridge. Wear your Canyon Ridge shirt and bring her favorite school supply, post it notes! Get creative and find the wackiest, coolest, most colorful post it notes you can find and surprise her!
THURSDAY 13th Mrs. Hasty bleeds crimson & cream and is a Thunder Girl!! Show your spirit and wear your favorite OU Sooners shirt, Thunder shirt or bring her a sporty surprise!
FRIDAY 14th “Change for Tori” Let’s all give to a charity that is very near and dear to Mrs. Hasty’s heart. Round up all your loose change and let’s support this precious Mustang student who is battling Leukemia and a very sweet friend to Mrs. Hasty. Wear your favorite Mustang shirt to support this special Mustang student!
Parent / Teacher Conferences have been moved from March 11th / 13th to April 1st / 3rd.
Due to the additional missed days because of inclement weather, we will be having school on Friday, March 14th. School for students and staff will be in session.
School will also be cancelled March 31st to allow faculty and staff an opportunity to attend the Rally at the Capitol in support of public education funding. Look for a message from the superintendent coming soon.
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!
Click here for more information.
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.
The first ever CRI Science Club meeting was October 2nd after school. Forty-two students attended and took a brief look at the history of life in Oklahoma. Students used fossils to build a timeline that showed how Oklahoma’s animals and climate have changed over time. Students also had an activity that demonstrated how difficult it can be for paleontologists to remove fossils from rocks. Special thanks to the Sam Noble Museum for loaning us the fossils we used.
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3600 South Sara Road
Oklahoma City, OK 73099
906 South Heights Drive
Mustang, OK 73064
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:
Let me know if you need/want any further information.
- Sandra Farmer, RN