Collinsville, Oklahoma
May 26, 2015
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School Year Ends /
Class Rooms Moving /

Taylor Academic All-District /

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School Is Out For Summer! ... Relocations To Begin
The students, teachers, and staff celebrated their last day at Wilson Elementary Friday May 22, 2015. It is normal for the 2nd graders to "graduate" to Herald Elementary, but this year everyone is moving to Herald over the summer as Herald will house 1st-2nd-3rd grade next fall and the Wilson building will host the 6th graders and a daytime alternative school. 4th and 5th graders will move into the Upper Elementary (from Herald).
On their last day of classes Friday elementary students walked around boxes as packing was already in progress at Wilson and Herald..
The Wilson students were also visited by some farm animals on the last day of class. Not all of the animals wanted to be there.
All of the teachers gathered Monday May 26th for breakfast and to honor the district teachers of the year before heading back to their campuses for a half professional day. I'm guessing this gathering might be the last formal event in the "old" CHS Commons and it will be converted to the new chorus and media center rooms early in the 2015-2016 school year. The new CHS Commons and practice gym are under construction (below).
This is the view out the west windows of the "old" CHS Commons with new construction continuing to be ready for the next school year.
Lance West stated (May 26th) that the new Upper Elementary building was very close to being released for occupancy but final punch list items needed to be completed before teacher boxes could enter the building.
Haley Taylor Honored In RSU's First Track Year

May 22, 2015

Harvey, Taylor Honored as
Capital One Academic All-District

AUSTIN, Texas – Baylor Harvey and Haley Taylor of Rogers State were named to the 2014-15 Capital One Academic All-District® Men's and Women's Track and Field/Cross Country teams for District Six Friday as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Harvey became the first-ever Heartland Conference champion for the Hillcats winning the cross country title in November setting a school record by 19 seconds in the process as the team placed third. The Oologah, Oklahoma native won each of the final three races for the season and led RSU at all six meets never placing lower than 17th. Harvey carried a 3.9 grade point average through his sophomore year as a Sport Management major.

Taylor helped the Hillcats to a second-place finish at the 2014 Heartland Conference Women's Cross Country Championship earning honorable mention all-conference accolades by placing 16th. During the inaugural track season, the Collinsville, Oklahoma native ran the seventh-fastest time at 1,500 meters and the eighth-fastest at 5,000 meters. The junior has maintained a perfect 4.0 GPA during her three years on the Hill while majoring in Psychology.

The accolades for Harvey and Taylor are the first in their respective sports for RSU. With the honors, the Hillcats have now had 17 different student-athletes selected for the prestigious award. Both student-athletes now will be on the ballot for the Capital One Academic All-America® team, which be announced in late June.

To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.3 on a scale of 4.0, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.

Since the program’s inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 20,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.

For more information on RSU Cross Country and Track and Field, visit


Patchworkers May Meeting
Sherry Neph looks on as Beth Rosser demonstrates a Flying Geese block

The Collinsville Patchworkers met at the Library the evening of May 12, 2015 and enjoyed a program by Beth Rosser, who explained a new method of piecing a 3-dimensional Flying Geese block pattern. Plans also progressed as members anticipate the July road trip to Missouri Star Quilt Company - with many stops at other quilt shops during the journey!

Linda Pfeffer 5/22/2015