April 2014 Archived NEWS Index (Collinsville, Oklahoma) www.cvilleok.com ... email Ted Wright: wrightted@aol.com ... Frequently Asked Questions
CHS Academic Honor Students Announced
May 1, 2014

4 Valedictorians & 4 Salutatorians For 2014
School Board Accepts Low Bid For Bond Sales
April 30, 2014

Special Session For $2,020,000 Bond
May 2014 School Breakfast & Lunch Menus are online now 4/30/2014 Check back for results from special school board meet 4/30 ...for bond sale -- Ted 12:35pm Wed. Received news today that my Uncle Robert L. Evans has passed away. He was a CHS 1941 graduate and WWII veteran. ... more later -- Ted Wright 4/30/2014 Verda Lou Wade (Born: June 05, 1940 -- Died: April 27, 2014) -- Funeral Service 2pm Thurs., May 1, 2014 at the Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home Chapel.
Misc. News: Band Press Release / Howard Poetry Winner
April 30, 2014

CEF Needs Golf Teams / Norris Qualified For State Golf
Just an FYI -- I'm spending nearly all of my time this week on the unfinished 2014 graduate pages. I will need to take a timeout occasionally for a few news items waiting in the wings & the May school lunch menus. -- Ted 4:15pm Tuesday 4/29/2014
Chorus Concert/Coronation Thursday May 1st ... among many events this busy week (Check the April & May Calendars) Year to year comparison of improving Collinsville High School test scores: http://www.greatschools.org/oklahoma/collinsville/356-Collinsville-High-School/?cpn=20140427MSS&tab=test-scores
-- LInk from Cara Jones 4/28/2014
The Tulsa World has reported the Collinsville Police are investigating a text message sent to Collinsville High School students with sexual content.-- 4/28/2014 -- Tulsa World Story
CHS Tennis Team Photos
April 23, 2014

Boys & Girls Teams
CHS Roller Coasters Made Of Paper
April 24, 2014

For Marbles In Science Class
LeRoy Garrison (Born: December 12, 1932 -- Died: April 23, 2014) -- Services 10am Mon., April 28, 2014 at First Baptist Church, Oologah, -- Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home James Don "Jimmy" Coble (Born: January 18, 1962 -- Died: April 25, 2014) Owasso -- Graveside service 2pm Mon., April 28, 2014 at the Ridgelawn Cemetery-- Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home
Check the April & May Calendars for busy week ahead ... color guard & drum major tryouts, soccer car wash, chorus concert, sports, sixth grade orientation, ... etc. CHS "The Situation" Student video -- We are selling tickets for the SWAT GAMES for $1. Sixteen students and 1 teacher will battle it out in a water balloon fight that represents the battle students have with tobacco. -- Kim Myers 4/25/2014
CHS Baseball Team Photos
April 24, 2014

Varsity & JV Teams
Marshella Annette Swarer (Born: December 25, 1966 -- Died: March 24, 2014) Memorial Service noon Mon., April 28, 2014 at Faith Fellowship Church. Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home
Misc. News: Region 7 Coaching Honors For Both Coach Sparks & Wes Harding / 2015 Miss Collinsville Pageant Early
April 24, 2014

Boys Basketball Camp In May / Middle School Honor Society / Tennis Girls At Grove
Shop Collinsville
The City of Collinsville is seeking a full-time Meter Reader. This position is responsible for reading residential and commercial water meters and recording consumption. Competitive salary and excellent benefits package; includes health, dental, vision insurance, life insurance and retirement. Position also offers paid holidays off, Sick Leave and Vacation time. Must possess a valid Oklahoma Driver's License. Drug Testing required. Applications can be made at City Hall, 106 N 12th Street, Collinsville, OK. 74021 or by email to melissaw@cityofcollinsville.com. Resumes must be accompanied with an application. -- (4/23/2014)
CHS Wrestling Banquet
April 21, 2014

2014 Wrap Up & Look Forward To 2015
After today's early ECC enrollment special session closes ... enrollment (for all grades) can continue during normal hours until June 1 - July 15 when the enrollment center is closed for the summer. -- Ted 4/23/2014
Misc. News: ECC Enrollment Has Begun / Cherokee Language Class Starts Soon
April 22, 2014

National Day of Prayer / Boys Golf / VCO Workday
Misc. News: Wilson Spelling Bee & "Cooperation"
April 23, 2014

Nifty Fifties CHS Awards / Herald Aides Encourage
(Monday) The CHS Baseball game scheduled to be played at East Central today has been moved to Collinsville today. Starting time is 5:30. -- Jim Riley 4/22/2014
Early Enrollment for ECC was in progress at ESC. -- 4/22/2014
City Commission Meet Monday April 21st
April 21, 2014

Hazard Mitigation Plan / Honors For Wrestling Team & Dr. Patton
It's Good To Be A Cardinal
Early ECC enrollment April 22-23 at the Education Service Center (ESC) for kindergarten and pre-K (1902 W. Maple) Hazel Elizabeth Heinrichs (Born: September 25, 1928 -- Died: April 17, 2014) -- Memorial Service 10:30am Tues., April 22, 2014 at Discovery Bible Fellowship -- Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home
Misc. News: Band Earns Sweepstake Award / William Reynolds Is Conference Champ At #1 Singles
April 21, 2014

Indian Honor Society / Girls Golf At Sand Springs
More Misc. News: Football Off-Season
April 21, 2014

Mi'Shell Garrett To Study Performing Arts In Los Angeles
I finally made some good progess on the 2014 graduate pages this weekend ... but not enough to think I can still make the May 1st scheduled release. I will change that to Monday May 5th now and it will be a partial release then with much work still to do. -- Ted 4/21/2014
CHS Soccer Here -vs- Skiatook
April 15, 2014

Pink Out & Senior Night
I still have a few more backlogged news items from this week remaining and have had not enough time on senior pages in past few weeks ... will see what I can do this weekend then make a decision on possibly delaying the May 1st release. -- Ted -- Friday April 18th Boys Basketball Camps In May --- Info On School Site Basketball Page -- Ted 4/18/2014
1st-5th grade and 6th-9th grade
City Agenda For Monday April 21st
April 17, 2014

Hazard Mitigation Plan / Honors For Wrestling Team & Dr. Patton
Parent-Led Legislative Action Committee (PLAC)
April 14, 2014

Group's 2nd Meeting Covered Public Education Testing Topics

4/17/2014 Tulsa World All-Metro Wrestling 1st Team -- Gary Wayne Harding and Coach Weston Harding.
2nd Team -- Nate Keim, Christian Moody, Jacob Findley, Dakotah McGarrah, Will Steltzlen.
Honorable Mention -- Justin Walker, Wyatt Jordan, Ryan Haymaker, Josh Arnold, Roc Robbins, Keenan Priddy, Jake Douglass

Gary Wayne Harding Named Tulsa World All-Metro Wrestler of the Year for 2014 -- 4/17/2014 Several documents related to the April 14th, 2014 PLAC Meeting / Testing Discussion are now on the Testing/Curriculum page on the School Site -- Cara Jones -- 4/17/2014 Photos From CHS Chorus Practice
April 9, 2014

Just Prior To State Contest Trip
Region 7 Coaching Honors -- 3 Collinsville coaches were honored by their peers at the Region 7 Coaches meeting held Wednesday night at Union High School. Weston Harding was selected Region 7 Wrestling Coach of the Year for the 4th time while Michelle Sparks was selected as Region 7 All State Tennis Coach nominee. Sparks could be selected by the OCA board to coach the East All State Tennis match in July. The East All State coach will be selected between coaches from Regions 1, 4, 6 & 7. Bobby Sparks was selected as Region 7 Tennis Coach of the Year. Congratulation to these outstanding Cardinal coaches. They are very deserving of these honors. -- Jim Riley 4/17/2014 Cary Michael Shaw (Born: August 04, 1949 -- Died: April 14, 2014) -- CHS 1967 Grad -- Memorial Service 11am Thurs., April 17, 2014 at the Rejoice Church in Owasso. Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home
Team Photos For CHS Soccer
April 17, 2014

Varsity & JV for Boys & Girls
Posted on the back door of the Downtown Inc. office ... their 5pm Thursday board meet with topics such as open meeting law compliance and more visibility into income tracking. -- Ted Wright -- 7:25pm Wednesday April 16, 2014 City (Holiday) trash pickup: Thursday instead of Friday collection per city's web site. City Hall will be closed Friday April 18th (for Good Friday). -- Ted -- Wednesday April 16, 2014
Photos For CHS Golf Boys (& Girls)
April 15, 2014

Taken April 8th At "The Greens" Practice At Owasso
Misc. News: Megan Rice On Nationals-Qualified Volleyball Club Team
April 16, 2014

CHS Golf News / CHS Volleyball Booster Club Forming
Misc. News: School Board Needs Volunteer To Fill Vacancy / CHS Band & Golf Updates
April 15, 2014

Main Street Ministries One Year Anniversary / Easter Cake Sale
Thursday night Noah Brown, 15, from Owasso passed away. His grandparents, Al and Ivy Eicher, are from Collinsville. There is a memorial account set up at RCB Bank in Collinsville for the unexpected funeral costs. His announcement was in the Sunday Tulsa World. -- Thank You Lisa Bishop 4/14/2014 -- [Service 2 p.m. Thursday, Faith Fellowship Church, Collinsville] Collinsville, Nina L. Stilwell, 93, died Saturday. Services pending. Floral Haven, Broken Arrow. -- per 4/14/2014 Tulsa World
10:50am Monday April 14th ... snow flakes falling in Collinsville at about 34 degrees -- Ted -- and didn't last long ... And weathermen are calling for freeze at about 28 degrees overnight.
7pm PLAC Meeting at ESC tonight -- Monday April 14th (Previous) The CHS Baseball game that was scheduled for today vs BTW has been postponed and rescheduled for May 3rd at noon. This is a home game. -- Jim Riley 4/14/2014 The CHS Boys Golf at Owasso has been moved from today (Monday April 14) to Tuesday April 15th -- per Coach Bob Pratt -- Appears the CHS Golf Girls are still playing at Bristow today -- Ted 4/14/2014
CHS Prom At Zoo
April 12, 2014

Saturday In Tulsa
J.B. Hamm Signs For NEO Soccer
April 11, 2014

CHS Boys Soccer Goalie
CHS Prom At Tulsa Zoo
Community Easter Egg Hunt
April 12, 2014

Hosted By Meadowcreek Methodist
CHS Soccer Here Tuesday & Friday
April 8 & 11, 2014

Losses To Metro Christian and Boys Win Over Hale
Wilson Elementary News
April 11, 2014

McTeacher Night Check / "Cooperation" Trait / Book Sale End
Misc. News: 2013 Miss Oklahoma At CHS / Academic Team Easter Cakes
April 11, 2014

Library Youth Writing Contest / Ted's Siblings
Joe Louis Shoulders, Jr. (Born: February 21, 1926 -- Died: April 08, 2014) -- Service to be held Sat. April 12 at 10:00 at Meadowcreek United Methodist Church.
"Joe moved the family to Collinsville in the fall of 1972 to accept the basketball coaching job. Joe lead the Cards to the state finals in 1976. He retired from coaching in 1981. He had a coaching record of over 400 wins in 2 states and averaged over 18 wins per season." --from Joe Shoulders' obituary on Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home web site. -- 4/10/2014
-- April 11th Tulsa World Coverage
Misc. Sports News: Updates On CHS Track + Tennis + Golf + Baseball
April 10, 2014

Youth Football Signups
Misc. News: Testing Opt-Out Policy / Community Church Speaker
April 10, 2014

Youth Cheerleading Meet / Youth Football Signups / Easter Egg Hunt Saturday
In progress: team photos for CHS boys golf, soccer, chorus. Hoping to schedule baseball, tennis, and girls golf soon. Also Miss Oklahoma visit to CHS. -- Ted -- 4/10/2014 At ~84 degrees this afternoon ... warmest day since last October. -- Ted 4/10/2014 3:45pm
Results from Monday April 7th, 2014 school board meeting -- Collinsville has lost a willing and able school board member due to "unforgiving" State Department of Education system. A new school board member will be sought to fill the vacant seat 2. -- Also, Collinsville school district does not encourage testing opt-outs but has policy in place now for those that choose to ignore warnings and consequences. -- Ted 4/10/2014 12:45pm Thursday
CHS "The Situation" student video -- 4/10/2014 (Including Terry Due & Lance West interviews) Sorry ... I am several days behind on news ... check back later today. -- Ted 4/10  
Jeanne "Jean" Marie McCotter (Born: December 07, 1946 -- Died: April 07, 2014) -- Funeral Mass will be 2pm, Friday, April 11, 2014 at St. Therese Catholic Church Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home
Good luck to the CHS Chorus at their state contest Wednesday (at Union) ... I can't attend but will have a few photos from their practice session this morning before they got on the bus. I will be away from my computer most of the day so will only make slow progress on news (& emails) from the past few days. -- Ted 9am Wed. April 9th -- and there are only 21 days left to complete the 2014 grad pages ... so if you are wanting to submit a favorite photo ... you'd best hurry ... as the last minute submits will likely be pushed past the initial May 1st release.
Opt-Out Clarification -- Please note that the State Required FIELD TESTING will not begin until MAY 3, 2014. The same opt out policy and procedure released this morning INCLUDES FIELD TESTING. You must meet with your student's site administrator by MAY 2nd to complete all required documentation. -- Cara Jones 4/8/2014
Results from 4/7/2014 City Commission Meeting -- Police Officer Ray's commendation and zoning changes at Hwy. 169 & 146th -- Ted 4/8/2014
Soccer girls lost 1-3 to NOAH, Boys tied 2-2 with 17 minutes left, and school board in executive session at 7:50pm. And check back for results from city meet -- Ted 4/7/2014 -- [School board completed just before 10pm check back for results] I have submitted tennis photos ... check back ... I hope to get a boys golf team photo today and will have many prom photos after Saturday ... but very little time spent on grad pages this past week -- Ted 11am Tues 4/8/2014
CHS Track Team Photos
April 4, 2014

Boys & Girls HS Teams
CHS Track Competed At Oologah
April 4, 2014

Friday Afternoon
FYI -- Just in case you had been wondering about opting your student out of testing ... check back here tomorrow ... as Cara Jones indicated that (pending school board approval tonight) the new policy would be available online as soon as possible ... but would have a short deadline to get paperwork completed before testing begins. -- Ted Wright 2:40pm Monday -- [OK, just got my first look at the proposed policy and the district advises against opting out due to consequences to both the district and the student ... but is formalizing the process for those that choose to opt-out anyway]-- Ted 3:30pm April 7th] ... and the deadline is end of the day Wednesday April 9th. -- The board approved this Policy & Procedure. And depending on the type of test and numbers opting out ...the school could lose funding and the student might not graduate or be able to get a driver's license ... etc. -- Ted 9:10pm 4/7/2014
The JV baseball game at Claremore for today had been canceled -- Jim Riley 4/7/2014 For any cheerleaders going into 1st-6th grade next year, there is a parent information meeting this Thursday, April10, at 6:30 in the Herald commons area. Any questions can be directed to collinsvilleyouthcheer@gmail.com. -- Thanks, Kristin Kuykendall 4/7/2014 The April 15th CHS Soccer games are scheduled to be on Cardinal TV per Kim Myers -- 4/7/2014 (Will be senior night & Pink Out) -- & the final Cardinal TV event of the school year.
Misc. News: Special Olympics Bocce / CHS Golf & Tennis
April 6, 2014

Cherokee Language Bowl / State Wrestling Shirt Orders
CHS Baseball -vs- Coweta
April 3, 2014

10-1 Cardinal Win Here Thursday
City Agenda For Monday April 7th
April 4, 2014

Officer Commendation / Zoning Change "Emergencies"
Check back for photos from CHS Track at Oologah Friday -- Ted 9pm 4/4/2014 I now have my federal taxes figured out ... so will get back to ~4 day news backlog ... and will tackle Oklahoma taxes in next day or so. -- Ted 6:45pm Sunday 4/6/2014
Oklahoma State Main Street Program
April 3, 2014

At Chamber of Commerce Meet
School Board Agenda For Monday April 7th
April 4, 2014

Jana Oder's Board Seat 2 Open
Change: I received my "Collinsville" printed newspaper today, a day later than before, and with "Owasso Reporter" on the masthead. I also received my "Bank of the Lakes" statement today but it is now labled as "Valley National Bank" with no explanation of the change included. -- Ted Wright 4/3/2014 1pm Thursday
Now that I've taken my friendly swipe at both of these establishments ...I'll expand my comments. There are 7 dedicated pages of Collinsville news and advertising starting about 15 pages into the Owasso stack ... so the practical effect is only a slight change ... but the emotional & community pride change is significant. The Owasso paper is in year 49 (issue 37) while the standalone Collinsville News weekly "clock" stops at 115 years (issue 46). I think the Collinsville News founder (my great-grandfather W.L. Wright) got tired of rolling over in his grave years ago. And I've been through many bank buyouts / name changes since the flurry in the 1980s but had always received an "introduction" letter from the new owners in previous cases. -- Ted 4/3/2014
Misc. News: Pancakes & Sausage For 7U Baseball / Wilson Self-Discipline / Polluant Collection
April 3, 2014

CHS Girls Tennis / Tulsa County Election / Wilson Book Fair
Arubah Clinic Press Release
April 3, 2014

Kara Fleege Is Executive Director
It is a balmy 78 degrees outside as I finish my OKC rally photo page at 5:15pm Wed. -- Storms later? -- Ted -- [11:30pm still warm but no storms yet] -- 4/2/2014

Several Collinsville students will be at Special Olympics Bocce in Owasso on Friday, April 4. -- Lee Ann Smith 4/2/2014

Ted's Game Plan: Chamber meet Thursday; travel to Oologah for track photos Friday; likely spend all weekend on taxes; hopefully find a few hours for graduate pages that are due in less than a month now. -- Ted 11am Thurs 4/3/2014
Sample Ballot -- Vote April 1 Appears the few Collinsville voters that showed up today were pretty evenly split on the new small tax for county jail improvements. -- Ted 4/1/2014 8:25pm Overall Tulsa County Voters Approved Both Tax Increases --per Tulsa World
Collinsville's 3 In-Town Polling Places Only
Prop. #1
Prop. #2
For (Yes)
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Excuse me for being distracted from "normal" news ... but cap & gown photo day is like starting the 2 minute drill in the big game for me. -- Ted 3/25/2014
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Yesterday (March 19, 2014) -- The "Collinsville News" reported they will convert to a monthly print newspaper starting in April 2014. That newspaper has been printed weekly since May 11, 1899 (the first 88 years by my family) ... and will be just short of 115 years total this April. -- Ted Wright 3/19/2014
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