Yukon Public Schools

Funds decrease despite student growth for Yukon

Despite gaining more than 300 students in its weighted student population, the Yukon School District will lose more than $700,000 in state funding this year. Yukon schools’ Chief Financial Officer Jim Fenrick said the loss of funds was the result of a combination of an increased enrollment along with improving local receipts. In all, the…

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Yukon substitute teacher jailed in sex sting

An Oklahoma City man who was working as a substitute teacher in the Yukon school district was arrested Monday by El Reno police after allegedly sending inappropriate texts to what he thought was a teenage girl. Jeffrey Hutchins Smith, 61, was arrested in El Reno on allegations of lewd or indecent proposals to a minor…

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YPS puts federal employees to work

The Yukon Public Schools did its part to keep federal workers busy during recent furloughs. Superintendent Dr. Jason Simeroth said the district hired almost a dozen workers as substitute teachers, and then also opened Yukon High School as a distribution site for the Regional Food Bank to provide food. Simeroth said the district had 22…

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Yukon board picks OKC firm to build new school

An Oklahoma City construction company is expected to break ground this spring on Yukon’s latest elementary school. Wynn Construction was awarded the contract to build Redstone Elementary School. The company’s bid of $22,855,000 was the lowest of seven submitted for the 120,000-square-foot building, which will house fourth- through sixth-grade students. Construction on the building, which…

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Bradley set to compete in Super 16 All-Star Games

For the second time in his young career, Yukon Middle School eighth-grade student Chaz Bradley will compete Saturday in the Oklahoma Super 16 All-Star Games at Mustang High School. Bradley will join fellow Yukon Middle School students Keziah Lofton (sixth grade) and Gabby Tilley (seventh grade) at the event. “I am just going to try…

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Millers fall to Jaguars in OT

Carson Price grabbed the ball at the top of the key. He took it to the rim and made it over two Westmoore defenders, narrowly missing the halftime buzzer. His shot put Yukon up 33-20 going into the break, but it wasn’t enough. The Millers were facing a 3-14 Jaguars team on homecoming night and…

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Skyview Buddies win national recognition

The smile on Jacki Duncan’s face couldn’t be hidden as she talked about her school’s participation in Special Olympics. The fourth-year Skyview Elementary School special education teacher also was proud to announce that the school recently had been selected as the first elementary school in Oklahoma named a National Unified Champion School. Duncan said Skyview…

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Shedeck honors physical education teacher

Chase Langley, a physical education teacher, is Shedeck Elementary School’s teacher of the year. Langley, a fourth-year educator, also teaches health. Officials said that besides his teaching duties, Langley helped with numerous projects over the past year, from incorporating more flexible seating options for students throughout the school to promoting more physical activities in the…

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