Cordell Public Schools in the News...
A Message from our New Secondary Principal, Nick Hutchins:
I am excited to begin my duties as the Principal of Cordell Junior High and High School. It will be my goal to continue the mission of, “educating all students through an unconditional commitment to quality and high standards”, but to take it to the next level through Character Education and, not accepting Failure as an Excuse. In Alan Blankstein’s award winning book, “Failure is not an Option”, he gave some important principles that guide student achievement in high performing schools. Those principles are built upon highly effective mission, vision, and goals, student achievement/recognition, collaboration, data driven decisions, active engagement from family and community, and building sustainable leadership in our entire school. I hope to impress on each of these and to work diligently promoting each principle.
In addition, it will be my goal to look for the strengths and positive things in our faculty, staff, community stakeholders, and especially, our students. If we go looking for weaknesses, we are surely to find them. Everyone in Cordell has great things to bring to the table!!Whether it be preparing students for college, military, civilian sector, or other opportunities, my goal is for the graduating students be able to reflect on the great education, as well as great teachers from Cordell Secondary School that prepared them for the future!
I hold a sense of pride in who and what we represent. We (from the top to the bottom of our entire school team) must be responsible, accountable, and professional individuals in order to make a difference in our school atmosphere as well as in the public’s eye. We must set the example! We must do what is right! By this, my goal is to develop a school of Great Character and to make this school a visible School of Character not only in the State of Oklahoma, but in the United States as well. This success will depend on the solid foundation of all stakeholders working together to reach this goal.
I thank the Superintendent and Cordell School District Board for giving me this golden opportunity to make a difference in our student’s future by our entire leadership team effectively preparing its students for the future toward the unconditional commitment to quality and high standards…Still, No Excuses!
-Nick Hutchins, Ed. D. (ABD)
Cordell Board of Education Approves 2017-2018 School Calendar...
Cordell Schools has released the 2017-2018 school calendar. Click here to access a PDF version.
CPS Implements SchoolMessenger System...
Cordell Public Schools is implementing a new program called SchoolMessenger this year. This new system will allow us to notify parents and guardians of student absences, lunch bills, school closings, important announcements, and emergency situations. Messages and phone calls will come from the school's phone number 580-832-3420. We will notify you based on your preferred method of phone call, email, or text messages. Please help us by verifying and updating your contact information with your child's school office. We believe this resource will become a valuable tool communicating school events with you.
To comply with wireless carrier requirements and protect against unsolicited text messages, you may receive an SMS message to the wireless cell phone number that the district has on file requesting that you opt in to receive important information from the district via SMS text message. The message you receive will be similar to the following: "Cordell Public Schools alerts. Reply Y for aprx 5 msgs/mo. Txt HELP 4 info. Msg&data rates may apply. Visit schoolmessenger.com/tm". So that you can continue to receive these important messages from your student’s school district, we encourage you to reply with "Y" or "Yes" or "OPTIN" when you receive such a verification message.
To opt out of all text messages from SchoolMessenger, visithttp://www.schoolmessenger.com/txtmsg/ or reply with STOP to the opt-in message that you receive. If you opt in, but decide to opt out later on, you may also reply "STOP" to any message or send "STOP" to 68453. The school district does not pay for text message charges that may be incurred by you for sending or receiving text messages. Check with your wireless carrier for possible charges.
In Case of Inclement Weather...
When conditions exist which may cause the delay or dismissal of school, local media will be notified. News concerning the dismissal of school will be broadcast over KWTV (Channel 9), KOCO (Channel 5), and KFOR (Channel 4), as well as 95.5, 96.5 and 99.3 FM radio stations. We will also post on our official school Facebook Page as well as use our SchoolMessenger alert system.