Yukon Public Schools

Yukon schools name two new directors

Just over a month after accepting a principal’s position in rival Mustang, Yukon Middle School Principal Diana Lebsack got a better offer and an opportunity to stay in Yukon. Lebsack was one of two principals who received promotions Thursday during a special meeting of the school board. Lebsack was named the executive director of secondary…

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Judge scolds ex-teacher convicted of rape

Through tears, Hunter Day on Friday admitted that she was not prepared to be a teacher and took on too much responsibility in becoming a teacher. That decision, she said, allowed her to stray from her marriage and give into the temptation of having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old boy who was one of…

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Yukon schools to relocate Surrey Hills Pre-K program

Growth within the northern part of the Yukon School District has prompted the district to move one of its prekindergarten programs off-site. The school board voted to spend $4,000 per month to lease a building owned by Links 2 Learning. The building is located at 12230 N. Mustang Road, which is about two miles from…

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Assistant superintendent accepts top job in Purcell

Yukon Assistant Superintendent Dr. Sheli McAdoo has resigned in order to accept a superintendent’s position in Purcell. McAdoo submitted her resignation last week. It was accepted, with regret, during Monday’s school board meeting. McAdoo has served as Yukon’s assistant superintendent for seven years. Prior to that, she was executive director of secondary education for the…

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Three Millers take individual honors

Yukon baseball’s strong season is being rewarded with postseason awards for several players. Senior shortstop Braylen Wimmer has represent the Millers on the all-star roster and will represent on all-state and all-conference rosters. “He’s getting the opportunity to go to South Carolina and play, and we’re very excited for him for that,” coach Kevin James…

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Ex-teacher enters blind plea to sex charges

A former Yukon teacher has admitted that she had a sexual relationship with a student. Hunter Joanne Day, 23, entered a “blind plea” to charges of a second-degree rape and soliciting sex through technology during a hearing Tuesday. She could face up to 15 years in prison when she is sentenced at 1:30 p.m. June…

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Yukon teachers to get $2k pay raise

Yukon teachers are in line to have the highest starting salaries in Canadian County. The Yukon School Board voted Monday to increase the starting pay for Yukon teachers by $2,000 per year. That would bring the salary for a first-year teacher at Yukon with no experience to just over $40,500 per year.  They currently make…

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Badges on Buses sting nabs four drivers

A woman who was talking on her cellphone was one of four people stopped this week during the Yukon Police Department’s Badges on Buses effort. Maj. Matt Fairchild said the woman told officers that she drove past a bus that was stopped with its red lights flashing and a stop sign extended because she never…

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Yukon police, schools partner in ‘Badges on Buses’ program

In an effort to increase the safety of students who ride school buses, the Yukon Police Department and Yukon Public Schools are partnering in the “Badges on Buses” campaign. The enforcement activities will take place Tuesday and Wednesday during both the morning and afternoon bus routes. Yukon police officers will ride on school buses and…

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