Keystone Food Service will have their annual Thanksgiving lunch at Coyle Schools on Tuesday, November 19th. If you as a parent, guardian, grandparent or friend of any students would like to join your student for lunch that day, please contact your student's teacher as soon as possible so they have a head count of how many to plan for.
Coyle Schools will have normal school hours and bus delivery times today and the elementary and junior high basketball games are still on as scheduled, at this time. If you feel that you need to pickup your student because of the weather, you are welcome to do so.
The OSSAA Class C Football Playoff Bracket is attached. Coyle vs Sasakwa at Coyle, November 15th KICKOFF AT 7:00pm (Not 7:30pm as the bracket reads) The OSSAA sets the ticket prices of $7.00 per person (students and older) to all playoff games. The OSSAA has announced that in honor of all Veterans, either active duty, retired, reserve or national guard, will be admitted free of charge on Friday, November 15th to all OSSAA first round football games. Simply show your Military ID card, or driver’s license that shows your military status at the gate and you and a guest will be omitted free of charge.
Upcoming Activities at Coyle Schools: Monday, November 11th: Elementary & Junior High Basketball vs Mulhall-Orlando at Coyle starting at 4:30pm Thursday, November 14th: Elementary & Junior High Basketball vs Frontier at Coyle starting at 4:30pm Friday, November 15th: OSSAA High School Football 1st Round Playoffs Coyle vs Sasakwa at Coyle Kickoff at 7:00pm November 18th, 20th & 21st: Cimarron 7 Conference 7th & 8th Grade Basketball Tournament at Coyle. Brackets are attached. November 25th-29th: Thanksgiving Break
Coyle Football Update: Final Coyle 54 Bluejacket 6 Coyle Bluejackets finish 2nd in District C3 and will host the first round of the OSSAA Playoffs at Coyle next Friday, November 15th at 7:00pm!
Reminder that Coyle Schools will close and buses will run at 12:15 p.m. tomorrow, November 7th, so teachers, staff and students may attend the 1:00 p.m. funeral service of Ryan Keeler.
In honor of Veteran’s Day, The General Tommy Franks Leadership Institute Road Show and Mobile Classroom will be at Coyle Public Schools on Thursday, November 7th from 8:30am-12:00pm. Students will be given tours of the mobile museum throughout the morning. The mobile museum consists of exhibits that include cultural, social and geographical items and information from 25 countries from Africa, the Middle East and South Central Asia including cultural dress, one-of-a-kind handcrafted items, children’s toys, ceremonial items and the first democratic ballot from Afghanistan. The Road Show encourages critical thinking and discussion beyond the classroom and traditional learning experiences.
Funeral services for the Simpson family will be held at the Coyle Schools Gymnasium on Friday, Nov. 8th at 11:00am.
It is with heavy hearts that Coyle Public Schools updates and informs you that the 9th grade student that was in ICU last week, Ryan Keeler, has passed away. Also, this past weekend, the Coyle Schools community lost three recent graduates, Barkley Simpson, Fidel Simpson and Dhariawn Simpson, in a car accident. Our thoughts and prayers are with both families and friends during this time of loss. An account has been set up at Coyle Schools to take donations for both families to help pay for medical and funeral costs. Donations can be made at the Superintendent’s Office at Coyle Schools in person at 700 S. Cottingham Avenue or mailed to PO Box 287, Coyle, Ok. 73027. Checks can be made to Coyle Schools and sent to Coyle Schools Attention: Medical & Funeral Expenses. Please designate which family you would like the donation to go to, if you wish, by writing Keeler Family or Simpson Family. If no designation is indicated the donation will be split between families. The funeral service for Ryan Keeler will be on Thursday, November 7th at 1:00 p.m., and will be held in the Coyle Schools Gymnasium at 201 E. Bond. Coyle Schools will close at 12:15 p.m. on November 7th, so teachers, staff and students may attend the service, if desired. Buses will run at 12:15 p.m., after lunch is served to all students. Please make plans to either pick up students from school by 12:15 p.m. or have someone at home, if students ride a bus. If students attend the funeral, parents are strongly encouraged to attend with your student. Coyle Schools will not be responsible for students staying at school after 12:15 p.m. and will not transport students home after the service. Funeral service arrangements for the Simpson family have not yet been made. As soon as those arrangements are made we will pass them along. Josh Sumrall Superintendent Coyle Public Schools
We will recognize our Fall Sports Seniors at 6:00PM prior to the football game this Friday, November 1. Senior parents need to be present by 5:45PM so we can line up for the presentation. It will start promptly at 6:00PM. Come support our Bluejackets against DCLA.
Parents, please dress your children warmly tomorrow as our Fire Safety Presentation will be outside. They will be inside the smoke trailer only with your permission. We will also have fire trucks from the local communities for the children to see and visit with the firemen.
The Coyle App is now calling parents/guardians about students' absences and/or tardies daily. The phone number is out of Little Rock, AR since that is where the company is located. If you see this number, it is from them 1(501)712-2633.
Coyle Public Schools has suffered a tragedy in our school family. A student is in ICU after a tragic event that happened at home after school yesterday. Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family at this time. Counselors and staff are available at the school today for other students and staff as they are needed.
A filming and production crew will be in Coyle the next few weeks filming a movie called “Stillwater”, starring Matt Damon. They will be shooting a few scenes on Main Street in Coyle and using the school bus barn and FFA show barn during the building and filming process. Starting October 31st, Cottingham Avenue between Main Street and Lee Street will be closed to traffic. We are trying to let parents know, so alternative routes to school can be planned. Using the streets to the west and east of Cottingham should be fine. Filming and clean up should be completed by November 15th. The attached flyer should help with more details and thank you in advance for your patience during this event.
Students and staff at Coyle Schools will be allowed to wear costumes to school on Thursday, October 31st. No blood and guts types of costumes, no masks will be allowed during class time, no pretend or real weapons/accessories, and costumes must meet School dress code.
Thursday, Oct. 31 STUCO will be celebrating Fire Safety & Prevention Month with Grades PK-7th Grade. Farm Bureau will be bringing their Fire Safety Trailer for the students to learn about Fire Safety & Prevention. Local fire departments will try to have their trucks there also.
Red Ribbon Week Dress Up Days Oct. 28-31 Monday--Wear Your Red Day Wear Red Tuesday--It's Hip to be Drug Free 60s-70s Wednesday--Lei Off Drugs Hawaiian clothes. Thursday--Teaming UP Against Drugs Favorite team jersey (team colors).
I just received a message from a Welch High School football parent and have attached it to this post. I truly enjoy and take pride in receiving these types of reports. This is the exact character and pride that Coyle Public Schools strives for out of our students and organizations. I want to share this with our community and supporters and publicly thank our football coaches, players and all of our school personnel for their contributions to the high character shown Friday night. Great job Coyle Bluejackets! Josh Sumrall Superintendent Coyle Public Schools
Coyle HS Football Update: Final from Welch Coyle 55 Welch 0 Congratulations Coyle Bluejackets! Have a safe trip home!
Fall Break--No School Thursday, October 17
School Picture Day, Tuesday - October 15 All Grades PreK-12th. Start at 8:30 am
There will be a Junior High Football scrimmage home tomorrow, October 14th at 5:00pm.
Final from Bray-Doyle Coyle 52 Bray-Doyle 6
Reminder of events happening at Coyle Schools in the next few days. Thursday, Oct. 3rd: No School (Teacher Prof. Dev.), JH Football at Coyle 6:00pm. Friday, Oct. 4th: HS Football at Bray-Doyle 7:00pm Monday, Oct. 7th: Parent/Teacher Conferences 4:00pm-7:00pm, JH Football at Covington-Douglas. Tuesday, Oct. 8th: Parent/Teacher Conferences 4:00pm-7:00pm
Reminder that Coyle Schools will NOT be in session next Thursday, October 3rd because of Teacher Professional Development Days. Teachers will be attending a professional development conference on October 3rd and 4th. Students will be able to enjoy a four day weekend!
Due to wet field conditions, the OSSAA District Softball Tournament has been moved to Coyle today beginning at 11:00am.
Coyle Elementary will have the first Elementary Bluejacket Buzz Assembly of the year tomorrow, September 26th at 9:00am in the old gymnasium.
Coyle Schools' phone line 405-466-2242 is currently down. AT&T is working on the issue. If you need to call the school, please dial 405-466-2243. Thank you for understanding.
The Coyle High School Softball game scheduled for Thursday, September 19th vs. Carney has been canceled. Therefore, senior night for the senior softball players has been moved to November 1st. This will be senior night for senior football and softball players. We apologize for the inconvenience. The junior high game is still on for Thursday, September 19th at Coyle. They will play two games starting at 3:30pm.
Due to the tragic passing of a Southwest Covenant High School Football player, the Coyle Junior High football game scheduled to be played at Southwest Covenant, tomorrow, September 16th, has been cancelled. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the school, community and family.
Parents Grades 2-4 We emailed grade book information today if we had an email address. Activation notes will come home with your child today. Students in Grades 5-8 were emailed and activation information sent home with your child. If you did not get it, contact Mrs. Larman.
Coyle Softball will play at Mulhall-Orlando on Thursday, September 5th. The High School game will start at 4:00pm followed by a Junior High game. Coyle High School Football will open the season this Friday, September 6th at Pioneer-Pleasant Vale High School. Kickoff is set for 7:00pm.
Update: Representatives from Meridian Technology Center and the Oklahoma Career Tech will be at Coyle Schools on Monday, September 9th at 7:00pm at the regular scheduled School Board Meeting to give a presentation to the board about Meridian Technology Center and the process involved in joining the Career Tech District. This is an informative presentation only. The School Board will not be voting on this issue on September 9th. If this issue is something the School Board wishes to pursue, then it will be placed as an agenda item at a future School Board Meeting. Coyle Public Schools has had several requests for the school to explore a conversation and information pertaining to the school district joining the Meridian Technology Center District in Stillwater, Oklahoma for Career Tech and Vocational type programs. Each Public School District in Oklahoma has the opportunity to join a Career Tech Center by a vote of the people of the School District. When a School District is a member of a Career Tech District, 11th-12th Grade students are able to attend the Technology Center at no cost to the student for several different vocational type programs and trades, along with adults in the district having the same opportunity to attend. The Technology School also provides transportation for those students by picking up and dropping off at the local Public School, which would be Coyle Schools' Campus. Coyle Public Schools is currently not a member of a Career Tech District and never has been. The district's registered voters voted down the proposal 30 plus years ago. Therefore, students who wish to attend Meridian Technology Center must pay tuition, which is currently roughly $8,000-$11,000 a year, plus providing their own transportation. If the Coyle Public Schools Board of Education chooses to put the question on a ballot for a vote of the people, the measure, if passed, would raise the tax millage in the school district. I have been in contact with Dr. Doug Major, Superintendent of Meridian Technology Center, today about gathering information on how much the taxes will increase with a voter approval, along with everything that the membership would provide. As soon as I have more information I will certainly pass it on and share it with our district communities and citizens. After forwarding this information on to the citizens of our School District, I will take comments and feedback to the Coyle Schools Board of Education and they will decide if the measure is put on a ballot for registered voters in the Coyle Public Schools District to vote on. Please keep in mind that holding an election costs the School District about $3,000, so the amount of interest will probably be key in the School Board’s decision. Please give me a few weeks to compile the information and I will pass it on. Please also keep in mind that the School Board and I know how sensitive this subject is to both those who support the issue and those that do not support the issue, because of the tax increase. We will do our best to distribute the facts and information and will make a decision that is in the best interest of the School District. Thank you. Josh Sumrall Superintendent Coyle Public Schools
Dear Coyle Public Schools Parents and Stakeholders: In 2015 the federal government signed into law the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). ESSA requires states to test students in reading and math annually in grades 3-8 and once in high school. States must also test kids in science once during elementary school, once in middle school and once in high school. In order to meet the grades 10-12 ESSA testing requirement, the state of Oklahoma gave schools in Oklahoma the option of using either the ACT test or the SAT test to be administered to 11th grade students each year. Both of these tests are national tests. Both of these tests are used as college entrance exams. By using one of these two tests, the Oklahoma State Department of Education, is able to monitor the performance level of Oklahoma high school students to determine how well students are prepared for college and career paths. Because of the ESSA and state requirements, Coyle Public School chose the option of giving the ACT test to 11th grade students. When deciding which test would be most appropriate for Coyle students, counselors and administration considered the following: where students would most likely be attending college, familiarity of tests, and available testing preparation resources. At the time, most colleges in the Midwest were more prevalent to advertise ACT scores as consideration for college entrance and scholarships. Also, most test preparation seminars and trainings were centered around the ACT. Because of these reasons, Coyle Public School currently administers the ACT test once a year to all 11th grade students during the Oklahoma state-testing window. We ask that you fill out this short survey to give us your feedback on the ACT test being given and our assessment options. https://forms.gle/MaDLjCir6znNu94n8 Thank you. Josh Sumrall Superintendent Shane Weathers High School Dean of Students Tammy Duncan PK-12 Assistant Principal Counselor
The Coyle High School Football Scrimmage has been moved to Langston University tonight at 7:00pm.
Coyle Softball will host Mulhall-Orlando today, August 29th. Junior High game starts at 4:00pm and the High School game will follow. Coyle High School Football will host a scrimmage tomorrow, Friday, August 30th at 6:00pm vs Hollis High School. Concessions will be available and there will not be an admission charge for the scrimmage.
The Junior High Softball games scheduled at Coyle today have been canceled. We will try to reschedule at a later date.
Due to the rain, if you feel that your road is unsafe for a bus to travel down, please make an effort to drive your child(ren) to school in the morning or keep them home. If our bus drivers feel they cannot make it down a road they have been told not to try it. Thank you for understanding!
The tornado shelter at the Coyle Schools Gymnasium is open for those that want to use it tonight during this Logan County Tornado Warning.
Attention 10th Grade Parents-- I was trying to learn how to activate emails so you can check grades. You may receive 3-4 emails on how to do this. My sincere apologies. You only need to activate one time. If you did not get an email, please contact the school. Mrs. Larman
Attached is a letter from the Oklahoma State Department of Education stating that Coyle Public Schools has been granted accreditation for the 2019-2020 school year. This is no different, nor has their been any change, from previous years of accreditation; however, Coyle Public Schools is trying to be more transparent to the district patrons and community with regard to our operations. The letter also states that the district received zero (0) deficiencies when audited by the Oklahoma State Department of Education for the 2018-2019 school year. During the audit, which is conducted annually, all teacher certifications and employee credentials are checked, along with all other State mandates and statutes. Coyle Public Schools has also added an Open Records Request folder, under the documents section on the school’s website, that will allow public view of any documents requested by individuals and the resulting documents produced by the school district. Coyle Public Schools’ Administration and Board of Education would like to thank all Coyle Schools Teachers and Staff for their hard work and dedication in order to continue achieving this accreditation status and we would also like to thank the parents and community members for their continued support of the school!
Coyle High School Letter Jackets will be available to be ordered on Monday, August 26th at 9:00am. A BSN Sports Representative will be at Coyle Schools on Monday, August 26th at 9:00am to help students try on jackets to get their size and to help with the order process. The order form is attached to help students and parents know prices and items that are available to be put on the jacket.
Today's (August 19th) HS Softball game scheduled at Ripley has been canceled. The next scheduled game is tomorrow (August 20th) at Coyle vs Oilton. There will be one High School game and one Junior High game starting at 4:30pm.
Coyle Public Schools has had several requests for the school to explore a conversation and information pertaining to the school district joining the Meridian Technology Center District in Stillwater, Oklahoma for Career Tech and Vocational type programs. Each Public School District in Oklahoma has the opportunity to join a Career Tech Center by a vote of the people of the School District. When a School District is a member of a Career Tech District, 11th-12th Grade students are able to attend the Technology Center at no cost to the student for several different vocational type programs and trades, along with adults in the district having the same opportunity to attend. The Technology School also provides transportation for those students by picking up and dropping off at the local Public School, which would be Coyle Schools' Campus. Coyle Public Schools is currently not a member of a Career Tech District and never has been. The district's registered voters voted down the proposal 30 plus years ago. Therefore, students who wish to attend Meridian Technology Center must pay tuition, which is currently roughly $8,000-$11,000 a year, plus providing their own transportation. If the Coyle Public Schools Board of Education chooses to put the question on a ballot for a vote of the people, the measure, if passed, would raise the tax millage in the school district. I have been in contact with Dr. Doug Major, Superintendent of Meridian Technology Center, today about gathering information on how much the taxes will increase with a voter approval, along with everything that the membership would provide. As soon as I have more information I will certainly pass it on and share it with our district communities and citizens. After forwarding this information on to the citizens of our School District, I will take comments and feedback to the Coyle Schools Board of Education and they will decide if the measure is put on a ballot for registered voters in the Coyle Public Schools District to vote on. Please keep in mind that holding an election costs the School District about $3,000, so the amount of interest will probably be key in the School Board’s decision. Please give me a few weeks to compile the information and I will pass it on. Please also keep in mind that the School Board and I know how sensitive this subject is to both those who support the issue and those that do not support the issue, because of the tax increase. We will do our best to distribute the facts and information and will make a decision that is in the best interest of the School District. Thank you. Josh Sumrall Superintendent Coyle Public Schools
Coyle Schools apparel is on sale until August 15th. There are softball, football and non-sport specific designs. Online orders only. Go to www.bsnteamsports.com and enter the code Coyle2019. Each item is available in a couple of different color options. Items will be delivered about two weeks after the shop closes. If there are any questions please call the school at 405-466-2242. Sale ends August 15th.
The fire alarm sounded at Coyle Elementary this morning. The fire department and administration cleared the building and have narrowed the trouble to a faulty duct sensor. Students and staff did a tremendous job of clearing the building and following procedures. A big thank you to the Coyle Volunteer Fire Department for their quick response! Everyone is back in the building and classrooms at this time and the sensor is scheduled to be looked at and fixed. Welcome Back To School!
Coyle Schools apparel will be on sale from August 1st through August 15th. There are softball, football and non-sport specific designs. Online orders only. Go to www.bsnteamsports.com and enter the code Coyle2019. Each item is available in a couple of different color options. Sales will not open until August 1st and will end on August 15th. Items will be delivered about two weeks after the shop closes. If there are any questions please call the school at 405-466-2242.
The first day of school is August 7th! If you have not enrolled for the 2019-2020 school year (even those students returning from last year), please do so as soon as possible. The sooner students enroll the better teachers can prepare for the number of students they will have. Parents/guardians can enroll students Monday, July 29th through Wednesday, July 31st from 9:00am-2:00pm. The school will be closed Thursday and Friday, August 1st & 2nd for Teacher and Staff in-service and trainings. Enrollment packets can be downloaded from our website or picked up at school. All students must provide a proof of residence to enroll. Meet Your Teacher Night will be Monday, August 5th from 5:30pm-7:30pm.
Coyle Schools will be closed July 3rd & 4th for Independence Day. Summer hours will resume Monday, July 8th. Have a great 4th of July! Please remember that enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year is open. Enrollment can be completed in the high school office Monday-Thursday 8:00am-12:00pm for all grades.
Information about how to access our new Coyle School app and new website will be out in a few days!
We are excited to announce our new Coyle Schools app and new website!
The new Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association (OSSAA) dead period policy will be in effect beginning this Saturday, June 29th through Sunday, July 7th. No Coyle Schools students are allowed to use any of the Coyle athletic facilities during this time for any reason! This policy is in effect for all Oklahoma Schools governed by the OSSAA. Please help us follow the policies set by the OSSAA!
Teachers and Students, hope you are enjoying your summer.