As winter approaches, temperatures outside are dropping and noticeable chills are in the air. But things are heating up inside the Sperry Schools gymnasiums as basketball and wrestling take center stage. Sperry's middle school basketball teams will be home Monday, Dec. 9, to take on Cleveland in Will Rogers Conference contests. Games will begin at 5 p.m. with the seventh grade boys and girls contests. Eighth grade teams will play . . .
Sperry's high school and middle school wrestling teams will take to the mat for their first duals on Thursday, Dec. 12, when they travel to Berryhill. Sperry's freshmen, middle school and elementary wrestlers will be in action on Friday, Dec. 6 when they compete in the Sperry Open. High school grapplers will wrestle in the Bristow Tournament on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 13-14 before hosting Bridge Creek . . .
Sperry High School's boys and girls basketball teams will open their seasons on Tuesday, Dec. 10, to host Cleveland. The girls will tip off at 6 p.m., and will be followed by the boys. Junior varsity games will precede the varsity contests. The varsity teams will compete in the Preston Tournament Dec. 12-14 before playing at home for the first time on Thursday, Dec. 19, in the Sperry . . .
The Sperry High School Pirates football team saw its bid to repeat as State Champions end in the State Quarterfinals last Friday. On a mud-soaked field in misty conditions, in front of a large contingent of Sperry fans that made the nearly four-hour trip to Kingston, the Pirates fell 14-7 to the host Redskins in a close competition between the two powerful teams. The Pirates end their season with a 12-1 . . .
Sperry Schools welcomed Jeff Hefner to the High School this August. Coach Hefner teaches computer applications part of the day and coaches athletics for Middle School and High School. In High School, his capable hands now guide the boys basketball team. Although in his first year at Sperry, Coach Hefner brings a 20-year coaching record with him, including stops at Vinita, Claremore, Foyil, Locust Grove and Rogers, . . .
On November 11, Veterans' Day, Sperry students honored men and women who served in the military. From those who served decades ago to those who are still serving, two school programs highlighted each branch of service throughout our nation's history.
On Saturday, November 2, Sperry High School Band added another honor to its long list of accomplishments over the past few years. At the Oklahoma Small Schools Band Directors Association (OSSBDA) tryouts, Sperry junior Jared Lytle, playing the bass clarinet, was named to the All-State Band for schools 4A and under. This was Jared’s first year to audition for this honor. He has been in band at Sperry . . .
OvernightMostly cloudy, with a low around 26. North wind around 5 mph.
TuesdayMostly cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 47. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
Tuesday NightMostly clear, with a low around 28. Calm wind.
Perfect attendance is something to be celebrated, and Sperry Middle School made sure the 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade students who have gone through the first 9 weeks of school without missing a single day of class received appropriate accolades for their dedication to attendance. 6th Grade perfect attendance: 1 st Row: Devin Sam, David Figart, Kendall Teel, Lillie Rodgers, Jason Lincoln 2 nd Row: Maykala Trisler, Camden Woodall, Jennifer Chavez-Rangel, Connor Pounds, Rayven Jihnson, Neveah Beck, Jessica Mathis, Sephany Ortiz 3 rd Row: Isiah Fellows, Aubrey Sappington, Tessa Wolfe, Julieona Kerr, Hope Hodson, Dalton King, Kamya Barrett 7th Grade Perfect Attendance: 1 st Row: Devin Robinson, Bryndon Mitchell, Chris Akers, Taylor Hunt, Ashlynn Woodard 2 nd Row: Laci Delancy, Isabel Edgar, Cailun Tillman, Sydney Cavin, Kaitlynn Carter, Tyler Jobe Not Pictured: Chris Scott, Mallory Emberson, Vanessa Saldivar 8th Grade Perfect Attendance: 1 st Row: Tucker Ridge, Katelyn . . .
Since February, Dr. Beagles has been giving monthly update reports to the Board of Education about students receiving breakfast at Sperry Elementary and Sperry Middle School through the Breakfast in the Classroom program. The program, serving students in Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade allows every student in those grades to receive a free breakfast at school. Through this program, students go to their regularly scheduled class at the start of the school day, and a count is taken of all the students who want to receive breakfast that morning. Breakfast in the Classroom is a national program designed to ensure all students are provided healthy breakfast choices to start their day, with each nutritionally balanced meal offering healthy choices and always include milk and/or juice. Sperry's Elementary and Middle Schools piloted the program throughout the second semester as part of a study of student participation, influence on instruction, and possible effect on student academic performance. The teacher performs regular duties while students eat their meal and begins the day's first lesson as usual. Students engage in . . .
In addition to view choices, the mobile view offers additional features like: A responsive design that adjusts to any display size Dynamic imagery with color and photos Collapsible navigation Language translation Search function Scrolling banners Calendar Highlights Polls Quick Links In August 2012, Pew Internet Research reported 45 percent of American adult cell phone owners have a smartphone. In addition, 25 percent of American adults own a tablet computer. Those numbers are expected to increase. Anticipating this, our website provider, SOCS, helped us get ready for the trend by providing a mobile view of our web site. SOCS , a leading web-hosting company, furnishes websites for school districts, hospitals, municipalities and other community non-profits. This service is provided by the Foundation for Educational Services, in Lincoln Nebraska. Source: http://pewinternet.org/Commentary/2012/February/Pew-Internet-Mobile.aspx