⭐️ Putnam City Schools Museum 2024 Lifetime Service Award ⭐️ This award was honorably celebrated last night as these recipients shared just what Putnam City Schools means to them personally. Nothing but ribbons of pure care and love for Putnam City District wrapped the box that was the anecdotes ensuring the right decision was made for this award!
🔵 Jean Mullican She and her husband moved into the Putnam City school district in 1974. They bought a home in the Tulakes Elementary School area where their children went. When school began, Jean and Lee proudly joined PTA. She was elected PTA president in 1976, presiding over monthly meetings of representatives from all 27 Putnam City Schools PTA units. After resigning from President, she remained a devoted volunteer at Hefner Junior High School, Central Junior High School and Putnam City High School. Her volunteerism has continued even after her children graduated as proud Pirates of Putnam City High School.
🟠Alice Story This posthumous award was accepted by her pride-filled family pictured below. Alice Story was an amazing teacher, friend and aunt. Her career at Windsor Hills Elementary began in the fall of 1962 and continued, without a break, until Spring 2013 — a staggering 52 years! After she retired, she continued to volunteer at WHE until her death in 2019. To recognize her passion for educating children, a butterfly garden was dedicated to her by Windsor Hills Elementary.
🟡Jayne Miller Manley Jayne attended Putnam City High School and graduated in 1961. She never really left. For approximately 15 years, she has contributed her efforts and happy personality to the Putnam City High School Alumni Association, especially during reunion weekends. She helps set up the auditorium for the event and performs any number of tasks to help ensure things run smoothly. She also works with the Putnam City Schools Museum, attending meetings and contributing her time wherever she might be needed.
💬 Join us for Poetry Night! It all happens Thursday, February 22nd at Western Oaks Middle School. All students, families, and teachers are welcome to take part in this districtwide event with Poetry and Chill OKC. There will also be an open mic session! See you there! 🎤
🚔 We would like to take this opportunity to highlight two of our Putnam City Campus Police Officers who recently carried out a heroic deed while off duty. Officers Spencer and DeBelly were working out at a local gym when they noticed a female face down and unresponsive on gym equipment. Officer Spencer began to assess the situation and care for the female while Officer DeBelly retrieved medical equipment from Spencer's vehicle. While assessing and caring for the female, she stopped breathing and had no pulse. Officer Spencer immediately began life-saving CPR until paramedics arrived on the scene and transported her to the hospital. At last check, the female is alive and recovering.
We are beyond proud of Officer Spencer and Officer DeBelly for their heroic act to save this woman's life. Thank you for choosing Putnam City Schools, and for protecting our students, staff, campuses, and local community - on duty and off duty. 💙
#PCStudentSuccess: 📣Want to make a difference in your school? Student Council and Leadership Club is the way to go as it includes student-to-student involvement, decorating for school spirit, coordination of school-wide student activities, and promoting the general welfare of the school from a student perspective. Shown are some of the activities they have recently been involved with. Get with the sponsors for your High School today!
#PCStudentSuccess: Level up and unleash your gaming spirit with Putnam City E-Sports clubs as they redefine what extracurricular competition means for our District. Just one more reason to #BePresentBeBold! Reach out to your school's sponsor (found below) to learn more! 🎮️
Putnam City High School: Mr. Mattair or Mr. Warlick
Putnam City North High School: Mr. Vucic
Putnam City West High School: Mr. Schmiedeberg
🚌 Our bus drivers are AMAZING! 🤩 Many of them took their own time and money to decorate their buses for the holidays and they looked great. 🎄 The PCESP had a fun contest and the winners seen in the photo got gift cards! Thank you, Transportation, for going above and beyond for our Putnam City students and families! 💛
🎻🎺 Orchestra and Band students from all three high schools are traveling to London over winter break to perform at the London New Year Day Parade and Festival! Last night, all three orchestras performed a beautiful send-off concert for their supporters.
2️⃣ This will be the 2nd time that Putnam City Schools has been personally invited by the Lord Mayor to perform in London!
🎷 Band will perform in the parade, which will be broadcast live on PBS.
🎶 Orchestra will perform on stage at the St. John's Smith Square on January 2nd.
🤩 We are so proud of our talented, tenacious, and pioneering musicians, their directors, and our community for representing Putnam City in such a big way!
Celebrating our Diversity Night was a beautiful embrace of what makes us unique. 🌎 There was food from around the world, spirited performances, informative displays, and colorful activities for everyone to celebrate the richness of our community. 💫
Our District's support staff are truly the glue that holds us together. 🤗 All Support Staff were treated to a wonderful appreciation luncheon sponsored by the PCESP. A few lucky hard workers even left with some awesome prizes thanks to donations from our amazing community. Thank you for all you do, PC Support Staff! 💙🧡
It was a perfect mix of spooky and sweet across the District today. 👻 Happy Halloween from Putnam City Schools! 🎃
The 11th annual PCH and PCW JROTC march and push-up contest was a textbook display of spirit, camaraderie, grit, and competition. PCH Air Force JROTC Cadets marched in formation from PCH to the Bethany Fire Department, where they met up with PCW Army JROTC Cadets for a high-stakes push-up contest, before the PCW Cadets marched from there to PCW. PCH JROTC took home the push-up contest win, breaking PCW's 2-year streak.
Our amazing teachers and staff participated in the Putnam City Teaching & Learning Conference for today's professional development day. 📚 These dedicated professional educators, leaders, mentors, lifelong learners, and superheroes acquired many valuable new skills and lessons today that they'll use to teach their students tomorrow. ✏️
Elementary students from across the District attended the Hispanic Heritage Living History Museum today at Putnam City West! "Seat at the Table" students from all three high schools brought prominent Hispanics, past and present, to life as a unique and innovative way to celebrate and teach Hispanic Heritage.
If you missed Parent & Family Night, then you really missed out on some good information! There were different departments, vendors, and organizations from across Putnam City and the metro, all of them ready to help and answer questions. Thank you to everyone that came out and a big thank you to all of the vendors!
We had some Putnam City Artists at the Oklahoma State Fair this weekend! A talented mix of students, teachers, and our District Fine Arts Coordinator volunteered as demonstration artists. We love to see Putnam City Fine Arts in the community! 🎨💙
We 🧡 the library renovations at Putnam City High School and Putnam City West 👀📚
Our BPA and DECA groups from all three high schools got to experience the Oklahoma City Dodgers this week. There was a panel discussion about careers in sports from marketing, to computers, to business and then they got to stay for the game against Tacoma. What a great experience for our students!
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Putnam City has two National Merit Semi-Finalists!
We are beyond proud of Timothy Bui from Putnam City North High School and Amelia Farris from Putnam City West.
Teacher Collaboration Day ✅
It was a hard-fought game by both Putnam City West and Putnam City High School but the Patriots came out on top, 28-21! The PCW Patriots are the PC District Football Champs of 2023 after winning against PCN and PCH.