Yukon Public Schools

Bench trial set for ex-Yukon teacher accused of rape

A former Yukon teacher accused of rape could face a bench trial in May after she failed to enter an expected blind plea on Tuesday. Hunter Joanne Day, 24, told Canadian County District Judge Paul Hesse that she was not prepared to enter a guilty plea to charges of second-degree rape and soliciting sex from…

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Yukon’s Alyssa Wilson is playing her best golf at the right time

Alyssa Wilson has found her groove at the right time with the postseason around the corner for high school golf in Oklahoma. The Yukon High School senior had won the individual competition in the last six tournaments the Millerettes had competed in going into Thursday’s Pre-State Tournament  at Earlywine Golf Course in Oklahoma City. Wilson…

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Program gives Yukon freshmen reality check

More than 600 Yukon High School freshmen got a reality check on Tuesday. They got an opportunity to find out about getting a job, paying for car insurance, buying groceries, paying rent and utilities. All the things that go into being an adult. And it all happened while they were in school. During Reality Check,…

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Yukon superintendent, Dr. Jason Simeroth, named District 14 Superintendent of the Year

Yukon Superintendent Dr. Jason Simeroth has been selected as the 2019 Oklahoma Association of School Administrators’ District 14 Superintendent of the Year. Simeroth, who has served as Yukon’s superintendent since 2014, is now a nominee for state superintendent of the year. That award will be announced this summer during the Cooperative Council for Oklahoma School…

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County panel approves Yukon schools’ loan

An $18 million loan that will help push forward work on a new Yukon school was approved Monday by the Canadian County Educational Facilities Authority. The loan, which is considered short-term, was approved unanimously by the panel during a special meeting. The Yukon School Board authorized the loan during its meeting last week. At that…

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Yukon school board OKs district pot policy

Students attending school in Yukon who have received a license to use medical marijuana will be able to do so while at school, a policy approved Monday by the Yukon School Board says. The policy, which was first placed under review last month, was formally approved as part of the school board’s consent agenda. It…

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Yukon winter guard competes in state competition at Mustang

This past weekend Yukon Guards attended the Winter Guard and Percussion of Oklahoma Championships. This was their last performance of the season. “All three of our groups finished with their strongest run of the season and I couldn’t be prouder of them,” said Yukon Guard director Alyson Downs. “They worked hard to grow as performers…

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Independence’s Bruton selected as 2019 Teacher of the Year

A special education teacher who puts an emphasis on including everyone was named Thursday as Yukon’s Teacher of the Year. Whitney Bruton, who has taught at Independence Elementary School since 2013, was honored during “The Event,” which was held at the 10 West Main Events Center. Her selection was announced by the 2019 Oklahoma Teacher…

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Yukon students uninjured in bus accident

Seven students, a counselor and a bus driver all escaped injury Wednesday when the Yukon school bus they were on was struck by a car. The accident, which occurred around 8:30 a.m. near the intersection of Banner Road and Foreman Road, did jam the door on the bus, said Superintendent Dr. Jason Simeroth. No one…

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