Yukon Public Schools

Redstone school plans are unveiled

Construction is expected to begin on Yukon’s newest school building before spring break. Superintendent Dr. Jason Simeroth said Monday that the 120,000-square-foot building should be completed and ready for students by the time the 2020 school year begins. Plans for the estimated $28 million building were made public during Monday’s school board meeting. Officials from…

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Foundation grants wishes to Yukon educators

Teachers from six elementary schools, Yukon Middle School and Yukon High School got a bit of surprise Monday after learning they would share more than $23,000 in grants from the Yukon Public Schools Foundation. Thirty grants were awarded during events held throughout the district. The first grants were awarded to 10 teachers during Skyview Elementary…

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Yukon schools honor teachers of the year

The Yukon School District has announced each school’s teachers of the year. Each winner was selected by the staff at the school. This year’s teachers of the year include: Central Elementary — Kristin Doutey, a kindergarten teacher; Myers Elementary — Wendy Green, a music teacher; Parkland Elementary — Kelsi Hernandez, a first-grade teacher; Ranchwood Elementary…

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Auto dealer donates to Yukon bookmobile

Plans by the Yukon School District to create a bookmobile that will travel throughout the district offering students free books got a big boost this week. Officials with Oklahoma City-based Smicklas Chevrolet presented the district with a check for $7,500. Kara Hudson, the general manager for Smicklas, made the presentation during an event inside the…

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Yukon schools’ enrollment tops 8,900

More than 8,900 students are attending school in Yukon this year. That was the number that Superintendent Dr. Jason Simeroth provided Thursday to members of the Yukon Chamber of Commerce during his annual state of the school presentation. Simeroth gave insights into how the district has grown since 2015, when he moved from Durant in…

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Family honors daughter’s memory on 18th birthday

Grace Roark would have turned 18 on Tuesday. It would have been her senior year at Yukon High School. Instead, her family spent the day handing out gift cards to random people in Yukon to celebrate her life. Later in the evening, they dedicated a bench honoring her in the courtyard of Yukon High School.…

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Yukon teacher is finalist for national award

Gena Barnhill spent 12 years working in the Putnam City School District, mainly at Rollingwood Elementary School. She took a chance and moved to Yukon this year. This week, she learned that she has been named one of five finalists for the national Presidential Award For Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching at the elementary…

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