Parent-Teacher Conferences

Attention parents and students. Next week Friday, September 28th, there will be no school for students due to parent-teacher conferences. Parents interested in meeting with their students teachers should email their teachers or setup a meeting time with the High school Front Office for Conferences with teachers. Appointments can allow you to have more insight into your child’s education and gives an opportunity for parents to ask any questions they may have.

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Junior/Senior 2020 Europe Trip

Interested in visiting outside the United States? Mrs. Keith is putting together a student trip to Europe for juniors and seniors (at the time of travel) in June of 2020. Students will have the unique opportunity to visit England, Ireland, and Whales along with their peers.

It will cost $50.00 to reserve your spot on the tour and will be $182.00 per month. Mrs. Keith will also hold a parent/student meeting with more information about the trip on September 18th, 2018 at the high school in room 3 at 6:30 PM. If you plan on going to the meeting, RSVP as soon as possible.

For a full rundown of the tour, visit: 

If you wish to contact Mrs. Keith directly about the event, you can email her at or call her at (580) 492-2263.

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December 2016 4th Grade Musical


On December 15th, 2016, the 4th graders at Elgin Elementary School helped spread holiday cheer, by performing a musical for their parents and fellow students; just in time for the holidays.

The performers surprised the audience with a modern style of Christmas carols, leaving behind the more traditional carols you may be used to. This change is welcomed, however, as these songs were a refreshing change to the songs we’ve all heard a hundred times, year after year.



Pearl Harbor Remembrance

On December 7th, 1941, over 75 years ago, the Pearl Harbor Naval Base ,located on the island of Oahu in Hawaii, was the site of a vicious surprise attack by the Empire of Japan on the United States Naval Fleet stationed there at the time.

On that infamous day, 2,043 lost their lives and 1,178 were wounded. This event effectively forced the United States to enter the Second World War, which would last until 1945 with the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Today, the attack and the souls it took with it are remembered by many. Take the time out the day to recognize and reflect on the events that transpired on that day, and draw lessons from the event.

The Ballots are In…

On Tuesday, November 8th, Americans across the nation voted in the Presidential Election. Soon after, the results were in, and Americans decided to elect Republican Nominee ,and prominent businessman, Donald Trump.

No matter whether you are happy with the results or not, we need to welcome our next president. We may not need to agree with his policies, but we need to show him the dignity and respect that the president deserves. A house divided againest itself cannot stand.

PSA: Picking Up Your Trash

Everyday, we as students are given the responsibility to look after and care for our schools facilities.

When we fail to uphold our end of the bargain, the cleanliness of our school begins to decline, and it can be a distraction to students, faculty, and visitors we come to our school.

The next time you have to throw something away, make sure to put it in an appropriate place, like a trashcan. Not the floor. It’s easier than you think.

With your cooperation, we can continue to have a productive and healthy school.