Congratulations to the Chouteau FFA Ag Mechanics Team! The team qualified as one of the top 5 teams in the state and will be competing Saturday in the state ag mechanics competition, which includes, welding, electrical and plumbing. Good luck Luke Kester, JJ Corbett, Kylee Napier and Lane Frailey! We are proud of you.
Dear Chouteau-Mazie Families: Due to the decrease in the number of overall cases of Covid-19 in the state of Oklahoma, and in Mayes County, CMPS will reduce the restrictions previously placed on our campuses. We will return to Scenario 1, in The Board Approved Return to Learn Plan, beginning Monday, April 19, 2021, for the 18 remaining days of the school year. Scenario 1- “School will resume as normal with protocols in place for social distancing and limiting exposure for students and staff as much as possible. Face coverings will not be required where there is no evidence of community spread and social distancing is possible. CMPS will monitor the changing conditions of COVID-19, and our policy may change under advisement of health officials.” Please note that these reductions in restrictions only refer to on campus activities. Due to the Executive Order signed by the President January 21st, face coverings are still required on buses until further notice. Please be aware that there may be students/adults who have health conditions that qualify under the Americans with Disabilities Act that prevent them from wearing a face covering. We are excited to begin welcoming our families back on campus!
Congratulations to Chouteau Elementary, and to ECC teacher, Susan Applegate! We are so proud of you. Chouteau Elementary is one of two Oklahoma schools who are finalists for the School Character Award. Mrs. Applegate is a finalist for the Elementary Merit Award. Both CES and Mrs. Applegate will be honored April 30th at the Excellence in Education Banquet in OKC. Good Luck!
Dear Parents: We are fortunate to live in and serve a community that believes in the power of public education. The Chouteau-Mazie Public Schools team knows our friends, neighbors and fellow residents sincerely want every student in our district to experience academic and personal success. Our school board recently embarked on a major initiative to develop a five-year strategic plan for the school district's future. This is an opportunity for us to discuss what we want education and our schools to look like for our students. As a parent of a Chouteau-Mazie student, your involvement is critical to this effort. Our district is partnering with the Oklahoma State School Boards Association (OSSBA) and the K20 Center at the University of Oklahoma to develop this plan, which is expected to be completed by the spring of 2022. The first step in the process begins today with an online survey for parents to learn their thoughts about the school district and its services. We hope you will take time to complete the short questionnaire before April 23. All responses will be sent directly to OSSBA staff. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1_V4VKX49LDp4r7g3_MFmsyqu6wGlESVMjuz6uElUkes/viewform?edit_requested=true This is an exciting, intensive process that many other school districts throughout Oklahoma have successfully adopted and implemented to ensure their districts have clear, student-centered goals that lead to continual improvement. Thank you for your support of the district and for being involved in this important process. I can't wait to work together to take our district – and our services for students – to the next level. Sincerely, Lori Helton Superintendent
I am excited to share with you that families with children receiving free or reduced school meals from participating school districts may qualify for free food this summer. The Cherokee Nation Summer Nutrition Program is now accepting applications for the Summer EBT for Children program. As discussed earlier this year, I am attaching the link for you to help share with your families to start applying. The goal is to have cards out to family’s in early May, depending on the timeline of when the households apply online with data. Please share the link on your districts webpage, twitter, Facebook, text messages and any other outreach that your district has in place. To apply, they will click link. https://health.cherokee.org/public-health/women-infants-children/sebtc/ 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 you to purchase healthy food for the summer. Participation in this program will have no impact on other government assistance that you and your child receive. Information provided by you on the data spreadsheet or any records obtained for this program will be kept confidential as required by law and will be used only for this project. 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. Thank you for working with Cherokee Nation WIC and partnering with us to reach out to our area families to supplement nutritious foods for the summer months. https://health.cherokee.org/public-health/women-infants-children/sebtc/ Any questions or concerns, please contact me or Brenda Carter at 918-453-5291, Monday through Friday between 8a.m. and 5 p.m. Melissa Stayathome Special Assistant, Cherokee Nation WIC Summer Nutrition Electronic Benefits Project email@example.com 918-453-5572
Chouteau-Mazie School will take our 2 remaining snow days this week, Thursday, February 18th and Friday, February 19th. At this point, we do not have to make up the days. If we need to take additional days this year will make them up at the end of the year. We plan to return to in person learning Monday, February 22nd. Focus on your families, play in the snow, and stay safe!
Chouteau-Mazie Schools will continue with Distance Learning Tuesday, February 16th, and Wednesday, February 17th due to temperature and weather conditions. We are watching the weather forecast and will re-evaluate Wednesday when we can return to in person learning. We hope our families are staying safe and warm.
Chouteau-Mazie Schools will remain on Distance Learning for the rest of this week, Thursday 02/11, and Friday 02/12, due to weather and road conditions. Teachers will be available via Google Classrooms and email. Monday, February 15th is a scheduled school holiday to observe President's Day. We hope to be back in class Tuesday, February 16th. Stay safe and warm!
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 Chouteau-Mazie Schools will have a virtual day due to inclement weather. Teachers will be available via email and Google Classrooms. Stay safe and warm!
Chouteau-Mazie Schools will have a virtual day Tuesday, February 9, 2021 due to inclement weather. Teachers will be available via email and Google Classrooms. Devices have been sent home with all students. Stay Safe!
732 Book Reports! That is seriously 18 short of HALF our SEMESTER GOAL in ONE MONTH!! Our students are killing it!! Way to push, encourage, and motivate them! Mrs. Corbett Librarian
Chouteau Elementary School teachers and staff not only love their students and each other well but they worked together to help our students almost double their expected growth in reading skills this last semester. I am so proud of this amazing group of educators!
Quinnton Cochran and Remington Jensen were recognized at our assembly Friday for having mastered all the 4th grade math standards on Study Island. Way to work hard!
Thank you Chouteau Booster Club for sponsoring the winning grade levels to a movie, slushie, popcorn party. Proud to be a Wildcat!
Check this young man out! Radley Pruett created a fundraiser for Links of Love outside of school and just now dropped of the proceeds. How fun it is to see our young people get excited about giving and helping. Our students are the world changers, no matter the age! Many of our students have literally emptied their piggy banks, gave their birthday money or Christmas money and have been so generous. Staff and students have taken home links to make chains at home and our husbands have been working to help us hang links in the halls. This is an amazing community that pulls together in times of need. I am proud to be a Wildcat!
Chouteau Elementary School Homecoming dress up days! January 25th-29th Monday - Camo day Tuesday - Western day Wednesday - Skittles day(wear a lot of colors) Thursday - inside-out day Friday - Blue and Gold day
The new gym is getting closer and closer to being done!!
As we return to school tomorrow please be aware that we will be following protocols to decrease exposure to COVID- 19. As per the Return to Learn Plan, face coverings will be required while there is evidence of community spread. Face coverings were provided to your students. Please make sure your students have their mask or face covering before coming to school everyday. They may wear one that was provided, or bring another from home. ALL Students are required to wear face coverings while on buses. If your student is experiencing 2 or more symptoms, fever, cough, headache, body aches, loss of taste, loss of smell, or has been exposed to COVID-19 please do not send them to school. Contact your building principal either by email or phone and let them know. Please refer to the Return to Learn Plan located under distance learning at choutauwildcats.com. These measures, along with social distancing, hand washing, and sanitizing our buses and buildings have allowed us to stay in school without closures thus far. We realize that these measures are not ideal for everyone, but our goal is to keep our students in school. Please also be aware that the Return to Learn Plan is subject to change. The Plan is located at www.chouteauwildcats.com.
November 20, 2020 Dear Chouteau-Mazie Families: I hope this letter finds you all well. As community spread is occurring we are taking necessary precautions to protect our students and staff at Chouteau-Mazie Schools. As per the Return to Learn Plan, face coverings will be required while there is evidence of community spread. Face coverings were provided to your students. They need to continue to bring them to school and wear them as directed. We have had problems specifically on buses, where masks have been required all year by all students. These measures, along with social distancing, hand washing, and sanitizing our buses and buildings have allowed us to stay in school without closures thus far. We realize that these measures are not ideal for everyone, but our goal is to keep our students in school. Please also be aware that the Return to Learn Plan is subject to change. The Plan is located at www.chouteauwildcats.com. In the event that schools can not return after Thanksgiving we are sending home the technology for your student to distance learn. Your student has been instructed in how to use their technology for distance learning. If you have questions please feel free to contact your student’s teacher. If you are traveling over the break please refer frequently to the Travelers Guidance at cdc.gov. Thank you for your careful attention to student and staff safety. If your student experiences symptoms, or is exposed to COVID-19 during the break, please do not send them back to school. Contact your building principal via email and we will follow up with your family after Thanksgiving break. We will share information as we receive additional guidance in the coming days. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Lori Helton Superintendent
November 5, 2020 Dear Chouteau-Mazie Families: I am reaching out to share with you that we were notified that one of our middle school students has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. This affects 2 staff members, and students from 7th grade primarily who have been identified as direct contacts. All staff members and students who are known to have been in direct contact have been contacted personally by school officials. If your student was identified as a direct contact, we ask that you monitor your student’s health and isolate at home to prevent the possible spread of the virus. According to federal law(s) we are not at liberty to share the name of the students in order to protect their privacy. It is imperative that we all continue to work together to ensure our community members remain safe and healthy. Please know that Chouteau-Mazie will continue to monitor the situation and will provide additional information as we receive it. Sincerely, Lori Helton Superintendent Chouteau-Mazie Public Schools