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Collinsville (& State) Educators Serve Notice At The State Capitol
March 31, 2014

More Funding & Fewer Testing Mandates Needed For Public Education
More Misc. News: Public Comments Invited For Pre-K Standards
March 31, 2014

Stilwell Soccer Champs / CHS Boys Golf / Pitchers Mound
JV Baseball -vs- Claremore
March 29, 2014

Here Saturday At End Of Festival

Misc. News: 5th Graders To Learn About 6th Grade
March 31, 2014

Early Softball (Grand Slam & No-Hitter) / ECC Character Students
FFA Banquet
March 28, 2014

2013-14 Awards and 2014-15 Officers Announced
Band's Winterguard Previewed State Performance
March 28, 2014

JV 4th & CHS 3rd At State The Next Day

Estimated 25-30 thousand at today's Education Rally
A big thank you to Senator Rick Brinkley for coming outside to meet with the Collinsville folks. And a big thank you to American Bank of Oklahoma that provided a charter bus for many more school employees to attend the massive event on Oklahoma City today. -- Ted Wright 7:15pm Monday 3/31 .. [NewsOn6 3/31]
Busy "Farm Day" At ECC
March 28, 2014

FFA Animals + Veggie Character + Reading Farmer
Dirt Moving For New Upper Elementary
Check back for photos of the large group of Collinsville teachers, administrators, parents & students at the State Capitol this morning -- Ted 4:45pm 3/31/2014
Main Street Appreciation Gala
March 27, 2014

Dinner & Information For Collinsville Downtown Inc.
No School Monday March 31st ... Education Funding Rally In OKC Check back (much) later for a few photos from JV Baseball 3-4 loss to Claremore here Saturday. -- Ted 3pm 3/29/2014 Results from 3/28 Wagoner Track Meet
These are some of the photo pages in progress -- Ted -- Sat. 3/29/2014
Steltzlen & Harding Are All-State Wrestlers
March 28, 2014

Weston Harding To Coach Large East All-State
Friday: FFA Banquet & Winterguard State Preview ... photos later Check over next few days for sizable backlog of news: ECC / FFA / CDI / April Menus / ... etc
Misc. News: Chorus Spring Events / Baseball Events / Winterguard Here Friday
March 27, 2014

State Senate Land Run Painting / 8th Grade Prep For HS
Misc. News: Few Attended Bike-Walk Plan Meet / Baseball No-Hitter / CHS Tennis
March 28, 2014

Academic Team Thanks Merchants ... Needs More
CHS "The Situation" student video -- 3/27/2014 See the March calendar..(& April). Friday: FFA Banquet and Winterguard preview of their state performance ... No school Monday (March 31st) - Go to State Capitol to Rally for Education Funding ... Tulsa County (Jail) vote Tuesday April 1st ...
The 4X state wrestling team is selling smoked pork ribs for $19.25 to help raise money for their state rings. The ribs come from Ralph’s in Perkins, OK. If anyone’s interested in ordering they can contact Gayla Steltzlen at 918-798-2378 or any wrestler/matmaid. Last day to order is April 11th and the ribs will be delivered on April 16th. -- Thanks, Gayla Steltzlen (3/26/2014)
Misc. News: College Prep Cherokee Application / Pancake & Sausage Breakfast / CHS Blood Drive
March 25, 2014

Rogers County Voter Renewals / JrHi Wagoner Track Results
JV Soccer Split With East Central
March 24, 2014

Girls Won - Boys Lost
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
2014 Senior Page Info
CHS Baseball -vs- Byng & Noah
March 21, 2014

Here Friday During Spring Break
JV soccer (Girls won ~9-0 -vs- East Central) -- Ted 6:15 Monday Mar 24th -- (I skipped baseball but bet it is just as miserable as soccer with a stiff cold north wind and ~49 degrees) -- 7:40 update: soccer boys lost 0-5 with temp now at 39 degrees Baseball: Cville beats Ponca City 2-1. Zac Guest & A.J Austin threw a combined No Hitter. Conner Crutchfield hit a 2 RBI double in the bottom of the 3rd to put Cville on top to stay. -- Snook Bayouth 3/25
Many activities this week ... see the calendar ... School started again Monday March 24th ... and will last an extra 15 minutes each day I at least finished the freshman year (over spring break) for the 2014 senior pages but still have much to do in this final month before they go online. Remind your seniors to dress warm (under their cap & gowns) for tomorrow morning. -- Ted -- Monday March 24th
Metro Lakes Basketball Conference Honors
March 21, 2014

Mallory Vaughn Selected As Player Of The Year
Henry Lee Eastin (May 11, 1953 - March 4, 2014). CHS 1972 grad. Services were held March 7, 2014 in Sperry. James Willy Dickey (Born: January 03, 1932 -- Died: March 21, 2014) Funeral services 2pm Tues., March 25, 2014 at the Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home Chapel.
Misc. News: Wilson Elementary "Self-Discipline"
March 20, 2014

Police Chief To HRC / Patchworkers Civil War Lesson
CHS Baseball here Friday March 21st ... photos later Making very slow progress on 2014 Graduate pages ... I've been stuck on their freshman year for over a month. -- Ted 3/21/2014 ... just about 5 weeks left
March 20, 2014 marks the completion of 11 full years of serving Collinsville and the beginning of year 12.
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
Carolyn Smith Retirement
March 14, 2014

Almost 33 Years At Bank
Check back later for info on a rare meeting of the Economic Development Authority Monday and Carolyn Smith's retirement from Bank of the Lakes Friday and Wilson Cararacter kids ... -- Ted -- March 17, 2014 -- Have have safe/fun Spring Break
CHS Boys Soccer -vs- Cascia Hall
March 13, 2014

Game Played Here Thursday
Misc. News: Steltzlen-Findley Wrestle In PA. / Baseball / CHS Track At Glenpool
March 17, 2014

Longer School Days / Pink Soccer
CHS Boys Soccer -vs- Oologah
March 11, 2014

Collinsville Won 1st Home Game Tuesday
CHS Girls Soccer -vs- Cascia Hall
March 13, 2014

Here Thursday
Misc. News: 7th & 8th Bands Superior At OSSAA / Pitching Clinic Wed. March 19th
March 15, 2014

Brinkley Half Century / FFA Thank You's / Lost Dogs / Arubah Immunizations Rescheduled
CHS Girls Soccer -vs- Oologah
March 11, 2014

1st Home Game Tuesday
City Commission Meets March 17th Along With Economic Development Authority
March 14, 2014

City Economic Development Authority To Assist School With Financing Arrangement For New Upper Elementary & HS Improvements
CHS Track Pie Auction
March 11, 2014

Raised Funds For Track Activities
CHS Girls Basketball Season Ends With Loss To Carl Albert
March 13, 2014

In Top 8 Teams at 2014 State Tournament
Congratulations Basketball Ladies & Coaches for an Excellent Season!!
Ted's Friday Plan: Although I still owe you photo pages from Tuesday (track & soccer) ... I'm going to start on the State Basketball page today .. and try to catch up on the rest this weekend (including several email submitted news items). Today is the CD order deadline. I have received only a very few submitted photos for 2014 senior pages. And don't forget cap & gown photos are the Tuesday after spring break (March 25th). Have a safe / fun spring break. -- Ted 9:20am 3/14/2014
Basketball Lady Cards dream spoiled by Carl Albert (32-37). -- Ted -- 4:20pm 3/13/2014 Thursday
I'm doing partial coverage of the soccer here -vs- Cascia Hall so check back much later for basketball photos .. soccer girls down 0-4 at half when I left ... just heading over for boys now 8:10pm -- [soccer boys lost 0-2] -- Ted 3/13/2014

Baseball Cardinals plays Cascia Hall 7:30pm tonight (March 13th) in first round of the Owasso tournament. -- Snook Bayouth 3/13/2014
[Cville scores 2 runs in the bottom of the 6th and beats Cascia Hall 5 - 3. Will play Owasso at 5:00 P.M. tommorow. --Snook 9:45pm Thurs]

CHS "The Situation" Student Video -- 3/13/2014 -- Stay tuned after for a special music video we did! Thanks for watching! -- Kim Myers Check back ... I'm still working on soccer and track pie auction pages.. from Tuesday Misc. News: CHS Golf - McLain / CHS Baseball - Skiatook
March 13, 2014

Cherokee Dentures & Hearing Aids / Community Garden
7th and 8th Grade bands were in Bartlesville Wednesday & CHS Golf Boys at McClain Tournament.-- Ted 9:10am 3/12/2014 Norma Jean Baker (Born: April 21, 1940 -- Died: March 11, 2014) Memorial Services 1pm Sat., March 15, 2014 at the Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home Chapel.
Misc. News: Grass Fire Threatened Homes / ECC Early Enrollment Set
March 12, 2014

County Jail Vote / CHS Boys Golf / Hydrant Replacement March 18th
Parent-Led Legislative Action Committee Formed Here
March 11, 2014

To Improve Kid's Education In Oklahoma
The home baseball game today against Skiatook has been pushed back till 5:00pm,, JV to follow after... approximately 7:30pm. -- Snook Bayouth 3/11/2014 ~1pm Tues See the March calendar for very busy Tuesday March 11th (baseball, soccer, track pie auction, & PLAC meet, etc) -- check back for photos -- Ted 9:30pm -- Soccer boys & girls both ended tied with Oologah. Girls lost & boys won on free kicks, I skipped the baseball due to the delay, but will have track pie auction and PLAC photos also
Sarah Shiever and Bailey Eberle Sign For Volleyball
March 10, 2014

At Oklahoma Wesleyan University
The Monday baseball games with Skiatook have been backed up one hour to 5:00. -- Jim Riley 3/10/2014 -- [Cville scored 2 in the top of the 7th and beat Skiatook 4-2 -- according to Snook Bayouth 7pm Monday 3/10/2014] ... Skiatook travels to Collinsville Tuesday School board meeting March 10th Results: Terry Due Resignation, Lance West Hire, March 31st Non-Attendance
Misc. News: CHS Winter Guard 2nd At Regionals
March 10, 2014

Library Teen Tech Month / Brinkley Senate Report
Track Pie Auction Is Tuesday March 11th (CHS Commons 6:30pm)
This week is the last chance to order individual photo CDs before I start my once-a-year photo archive search over spring break . -- Ted 3/10/2014
5A Girls State Basketball Tournament: Collinsville Girls -vs- Carl Albert Thursday (2pm March 13th at Sapulpa) ... winners play Fri & Sat at Maybee Center at ORU. --per bracket provided by Jim Riley Sunday 3/9/2014 -- (Others in the bracket: East Central-Chickasha, Deer Creek-Piedmont, Shawnee-Del City)
CHS Basketball Ladies Headed To State Tournament
March 8, 2014

With Area Win Over Skiatook Saturday
The CHS Basketball Ladies took care of business Saturday afternoon against Skiatook and will be heading to the state tournament for the 2nd straight year. A 21 point 2nd quarter was key in the 52-44 effort. -- Ted -- 3:30pm Sat. March 8th
School Board Agenda For Monday March 10th
March 7, 2014

School Disaster Plan & Surplus Declaration
CHS Basketball Ladies Delayed By Deer Creek
March 6, 2014

Loss At Area Tournament Leaves Just One More Chance
Chamber of Commerce Heard Report From City Manager
March 6, 2014

Pam Polk In 9th Year As City Manager
CHS Baseball Win At Drillers Showcase
March 6, 2014

Defeated Edison 3-1 at OneOK Field In Tulsa
Misc. News: Jenifer Dyer Accepted Into OSU Veterinary Program
March 6, 2014

Wilson Elementary "Dependability" Students
Go Cardinals!!
James Allen Pranger (Born: September 12, 1942 - Died: March 05, 2014) -- Funeral Service 2pm Mon., March 10, 2014 at the Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home Chapel.
Due to weather, missing school, and simply lack of time to prepare, we will not be attending the Skiatook track meet this Friday. We will be replacing the meet with another on Tuesday April 8th, at Ponca City.
This website will take you to the order of events and start times for the Ponca City meet. -- Thanks, Cardinal Track Coaches (3/4/2014)
Bernadette Marcelette Scott (Born: April 27, 1946- Died: March 04, 2014) -- Services are Pending. Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home
Misc. News: Pro-Education Group / JV Baseball Win At Owasso
March 3, 2014

State Income Tax / Basketball Support / Sam Smith Honor
Misc. News: ECC Character Kids
March 5, 2014

School Snow Removal Crew Thank You
CHS Track Pie Auction has been rescheduled to March 11th Tentative April 2014 & May 2014 Calendars 3/4/2014 Looks like school will be back in session Wednesday (March 5th) ... more sun melting snow today and crews are clearing sidewalks and lots at each campus. -- Ted -- Tuesday morning 3/4/2014
No School Tuesday March 4, 2014 -- Road Conditions -- Ted 4:15pm Monday 3/3/2014 Misc. News: Dependable 1st & 2nd Graders
March 3, 2014

Snow Day Tally / CHS Boys Basketball Ends
No School Monday March 3, 2014 -- Just got the school messenger notice -- and sleet is still falling along with a bit of unusual winter thunder and lightning -- Ted 4pm Sunday 3/2/2014 QB Club meeting scheduled for tonight has been cancelled. We will reschedule and let you know. Thanks! -- 3/3/3014 Monday Morning Update: Looks like about 2-3 inches of snow overnight. Sun is out. -- Ted noon Monday 3/3/2014
CHS Wrestlers' State Title Completes 4 Year Sweep Of 5A
March 1, 2014

Also Crown 3 Individual State Champs
CHS Lady Cards Are Basketball Regional Champs
March 1, 2014

Beat McAlester 66-30 Here Saturday
(Will Play Deer Creek At Owasso Thursday)
Donald Lloyd Abel -- Born: December 19, 1939 - Died: February 28, 2014) He served in the Navy as a Parachute Rigger and was a former Collinsville policeman and plumber. -- Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home
Eva Marie Mullins (Born: May 25, 1938 - Died: February 28, 2014) -- Services Pending. Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home Elizabeth Smith (Born: July 27, 1930 -
Died: March 01, 2014) -- Services Pending. Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home
The CHS Wrestlers easily earned their 4th straight 5A Team Title and had 3 individual champions: Moody, Harding & Steltzlen. Photos and details later. I hope everyone got home safely from OKC as the roads are very slick. -- Ted 1am Sun. -- & CHS Basketball Girls easily won their regional -- photos and details later.

I was up until after 4:30am getting my photos and video loaded and organized on my computer and now have just a few hours sleep. Check back (much later) for wrestling and basketball photo pages. -- Ted 10am Sunday

Snow over ice on roads now (at 9 degrees). Be extremely careful if you must get out. Saturday Baseball Report from Snook Bayouth: Collinsville JV beats Owasso JV 4-3 in extra innings (8) in season opener (photo later)

Ted's Tactical Plan: I hope to have photos of the basketball girls hoisting a regional plaque and the wrestlers hoisting another state championship trophy by the end of the day. But you won't see any status here on either until about midnight as I plan to travel light and leave my computer in Collinsville. Spending any update time after basketball here might delay me getting to OKC for the first match of the wrestling finals and any delay there might give me more minutes on the potentially icy roads late this evening. -- Ted Wright -- noon Saturday 3/1/2014
5A State Wrestling -- Cardinals are going strong at State! 7 in the finals and the other 6 still alive on the backside! It'll be a great day tomorrow in OKC! -- Danielle Robbins (Facebook post ~9:30pm Friday) 2/28/2014 Tulsa World on Cardinal Wrestler's Friday Results -- 3/1/2014
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