Yukon Public Schools

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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Yukon puts athletes’ health at top of priority list

When it comes to athletic safety, Yukon takes a backseat to nobody. Yukon Public Schools enters its third year as a part of the Safety in Football Campaign put on by the Oklahoma Athletic Trainers Association. “It’s our third year to be a part of Safety in Football,” Yukon head athletic trainer Leander Walker said.…

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Yukon School district’s estimate of needs tops $70M

The Yukon School District’s finances appear to be in good shape, according to an estimate of needs released Tuesday to the district’s school board. Jim Fenrick, the district’s chief financial officer, said the report, which was expected later in the month, arrived earlier that day. It shows the district’s cash-fund balance, or its reserves, at…

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Yukon school teachers, district approve contract

Members of Yukon’s teachers’ union and the Yukon School District have come to terms on a new contract that not only includes substantial pay raises, but also resolves a variety of concerns. The Yukon School Board approved the negotiated deal on Monday during a special meeting. The deal was overwhelmingly approved last Wednesday by members…

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Yukon school district to sell $7.4M in bonds to fund projects

The Yukon School Board, in a special meeting Monday, agreed to sell almost $7.5 million in bonds to help pay for improvements throughout the district. The $7,430,000 in bonds are the second installment of a $44 million bond issue approved last September by voters. The money is to be used to help start construction on…

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Yukon school offers employees’ health fair

As Yukon school employees headed back to the classroom Thursday, many of them knew a little more about their health. The school district teamed with Integris Canadian Valley Hospital for a free health fair for the district’s employees. Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources Dr. Jason Brunk said the school district has been working on the…

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