The grind-- the six-day-a-week practices, the weight training, the ups and downs, the bumps, bruises and injuries, the wins and losses. All of that culminated in an impressive finish on the mat last weekend. Coach Erik Ford and his assistants, Joe Mitchell and Will Delk, have worked the last eight years to build the program one practice, one athlete, one match at a time to be a source of pride . . .
Angela DeLong, fifth grade Social Studies teacher, at Piedmont Intermediate recently completed the process and assessments to earn her National Board Certified Teacher credentials! The National Board Certification program was designed to develop, retain and recognize accomplished teachers and to generate ongoing improvement in schools nationwide. It is the most respected professional certification available in K-12 . . .
January is School Board Recognition Month and an opportunity for our local schools and community to honor our elected school board members for their dedication to our children and our schools. School board members are tasked with establishing a vision for the education program, designing a structure to achieve that vision, ensuring schools are accountable to the community and strongly advocating continuous improvement in . . .
Piedmont Public Schools was named Business of the Year at the annual Piedmont Chamber of Commerce Banquet, Saturday evening. The annual award goes to a business that has made outstanding contributions to the economy and overall progress of the Piedmont area. With a $23 million yearly budget, 350 employees and more than 4,100 customers (or students as we call them), Piedmont Schools definitely makes a . . .
Teri Clark, Pre-Kindergarten, Piedmont Primary School Julie Utley, First Grade, Northwood Elementary Cathy Adams, Guidance Counselor, Piedmont Elementary Annette Villines, Third Grade, Stone Ridge Elementary Traci North, Sixth Grade Reading, Piedmont Intermediate Rhonda Herring, Science & LEAP, Piedmont Middle School Joy Ruiz, Technology, Piedmont High School
Piedmont High School is proud to announce the selection of Melissa Green to the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence Academic All-State class of 2018 . Melissa was chosen to represent Piedmont with this prestigious academic recognition. According to The Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence website, the 2018 Academic All-State class is comprised of 100 top public high school seniors, selected from 536 nominations . . .
Ms. Cathy Adams has been named Piedmont Public Schools' District Teacher of the Year. Ms. Adams is in her ninth year as guidance counselor at Piedmont Elementary School. Her background includes twenty-nine years as a school counselor and special education teacher. Ms. Adams reflects on her varied experiences and the lessons learned-- as a second-grade peer tutor, she learned the feeling of fulfillment as . . .
Show your Wildcat Spirit with the new license plate available through the Oklahoma Tax Commission! For just $38, not only will you be showing your Piedmont Pride, you'll be supporting Piedmont students and teachers! $20 of every plate purchase goes directly to the Piedmont Public Schools Education Foundation. PPSEF provides grants, scholarships and other support to our students and educators. . . .
The Piedmont Public Schools Education Foundation has been busy celebrating innovative teaching practices by awarding 26 Piedmont teachers and counselors with 17 grants totaling just under $10.000! Take a look at the impressive grants recently awarded . . . Debbie Bethel Bee Boton' Along Erin Pruitt In Sync With Bal-A-Vix-X . . .
OvernightPartly cloudy, with a low around 57. South wind around 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.
FridayPartly sunny, with a high near 83. Windy, with a south wind 18 to 26 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph.
Friday NightMostly clear, with a low around 55. South wind 19 to 24 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 33 mph.