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Oologah High School Principal Robert Schornick hangs from the wall last week under a massive amount of duct tape. Students were involved in fundraisers as a community service project for a local family in need for national leadership week. At the end of the week, students bought a strip of duct tape for 50 cents and taped Schornick to the wall.

Caught on tape

[ 0 ] April 30, 2014
Oologah speech and debate students April Palmer, (from left) Beth Clark and Kierstin Stapleton (not pictured) have received the State Superintendent's Award for Arts Excellence in Theater for their outstanding performances in their senior year.

Honoring the arts

[ 0 ] April 30, 2014
Oologah's Brooke Wigginton, (from left) Tristan Owens, Tyler Base and Payton Craig all won track conference championships last weekend at Vinita. Wigginton and Craig won the discus, Owens won the 800m and 1,600m runs and Base took first in the shot put.

Oologah wins five track events

[ 0 ] April 30, 2014

  By CHRIS EDENS Sports Editor Oologah brought home four individual champions from the conference track meet last Saturday at Vinita. The Mustangs took second as a team and Oologah claimed the top three spots in two events. “I was really proud of our four conference champions. It’s a great way to go into the [...]

Oologah varsity baseball coach Kerry Hallman (left) has been selected as the Oklahoma Coaches Association Region 3 Coach of the Year and Oologah junior high coach Gary Edwards was selected as OCA Region 3 junior high Coach of the Year.

Baseball hits home stretch

[ 0 ] April 23, 2014

  By CHRIS EDENS Sports Editor The Mustangs are headed into the final stretch of the baseball season ranked #16 in 4A. Oologah is 15-10 after beating Vinita and #6 Catoosa last week and falling to #2 Berryhill. “It was a pretty good week. We beat a good team in Catoosa for another good conference [...]

Oologah Upper Elementary Principal Amy Oglesbee and third grader Nick Hagen play air guitar next to a sign encouraging students to “Rock the Test” Monday. Oologah students from third to twelfth grades will be taking high stakes tests from April 14 to May 15.

Tests never end, never start

[ 0 ] April 23, 2014

  By CHRIS EDENS City Editor Testing, testing, testing.. Oologah students facing a slew of high stakes tests ran into problems this week with the state’s online testing company. Problems with CTB/McGraw Hill’s servers disrupted state mandated testing Monday. Districts across the state reported problems with students unable to log into the testing site and [...]

O-T board accepts superintendent’s resignation

O-T board accepts superintendent’s resignation

[ 0 ] April 16, 2014

By CHRIS EDENS, City Editor Superintendent Rob Armstrong’s resignation agreement was accepted by the Oologah School Board Monday night. The board did not renew Armstrong’s three year contract at their March 10 meeting. Board president Don Tice said it was a “voluntary resignation.” Armstrong’s contract ends June 30. Armstrong was the Executive Director of Secondary [...]

Tulsa Rogers defenders take cover as Oologah junior Madi Brooks fires a shot over their heads last week in an 8-0 win.

Soccer girls crush Rogers

[ 0 ] April 16, 2014

  By CHRIS EDENS Sports Editor The Lady Mustang soccer team fell to Miami last week and rolled over Tulsa Rogers. Oologah is ranked #14 in 4A. The Lady Mustangs are 7-5 as they head into the final stretch of the season. Oologah fell behind early against Miami and couldn’t recover in a 3-2 loss. [...]

Oologah students rock prom

Oologah students rock prom

[ 0 ] April 9, 2014
Oologah's Jared Taylor clears the bar in the pole vault last Friday afternoon at the Oologah track meet. Taylor had a clean jump at 11 feet for a fourth place finish.

Track records broken again

[ 0 ] April 9, 2014

  By CHRIS EDENS Sports Editor Two more school records in track and field were broken last Friday at the Oologah track meet. “We have a small dedicated group of kids who are working really hard and breaking school records left and right,” said Oologah track coach Boone Upky. Junior Tristan Owens broke the school [...]

Speech team soars to state

Speech team soars to state

[ 0 ] April 2, 2014

Oologah qualified 13 students in 18 events for the state speech and debate tournament at the Tulsa Union regional last weekend. The team earned the third place Sweepstakes trophy. “Even though we’ve qualified students for state competition every year for over 20 years, this has to be some kind of record. I am one crazy [...]