Preliminary Test Scores
Preliminary OSTP test score reporting for parents on the Parent/Student portal was released on May 23, 2019 by the Oklahoma State Department of Education. The preliminary reporting window is the time in which the state reviews the information to ensure the reported student information and testing experiences reflect accurate student data and confirm what was anticipated. The state provides feedback before final reports are generated. Preliminary reporting is a first look at how students performed on their OSTP Assessments. The Student/Parent Portal will be updated with final reporting information on July 25, 2019.
If you have any questions regarding accessing this information, call your child’s school office for assistance.
Congratulations to all of our 2018-19 Teacher of the Year recipients!!
Kari Rhoden, Pre-K, OLE Teacher of the Year
My name is Kari Rhoden. My husband (Shane) and I have five children (Tyler, Kelcie, Zachary, Nicholas, and Grace). My career in education started 24 years ago. I have taught 3rd grade, 2nd grade, and Kindergarten. I currently teach Pre-K at OTPS. This marks my sixth year to be a Mustang! I wanted to become a teacher because I knew that every day I would be making a difference and impacting children’s lives. My desire to teach in Oologah was fueled by the district’s reputation for excellence and recommendations of students’ parents, previous/current employees, and friends. I love being a part of OTPS because not only do we care about our students and their success, but also about each other. I am proud to be part of the Mustang family in a hometown atmosphere where all parts of our community and school join together as one!
Nicole Mader, SPED, OUE Teacher of the Year
My name is Nicole Ouverson Mader, I am a Special Education teacher at Oologah-Talala Upper Elementary. I am married to Doug Mader, together we have three children, Bailey 21, Jacob 15, and McKenna 12. I began my employment with the O-T district as a Paraprofessional in the Severe-Profound Special Education classroom six years ago. I was employed as a Paraprofessional for two years while completing my non-traditional certification requirements. I have been teaching Special Education for the past four years in both the Self-Contained Severe-Profound classroom and the Special Education Resource Room. I have had the opportunity to be involved in many different community and school organizations throughout the years. Since 2014 I have served as an assistant coach for the Oologah Dream Team at the Oklahoma Special Olympics. Additionally, I currently serve on the Executive Board of the Oologah-Talala Spike Club as the Middle School Representative, and am an active member at the Oologah United Methodist Church. I love being a part of the OTPS school system because not only do I work with professionals that I can learn from, and who will push me to take on new and challenging opportunities, but because our school district is so dedicated to all of its students — not just in words, but in deeds.
Tim McCarthy, Leadership, OMS Teacher of the Year
This is my tenth year in teaching and coaching and third year here at Oologah-Talala Public Schools. I have taught many different subject areas from Physical Education, Health Education, Drivers Education, Intervention Program, and Leadership. Sports that I have coached are wrestling and football. The reason why I became an educator/coach is because of my passion to help kids find their direction and purpose to become positive and productive people in their lives. I was drawn to Oologah by the rich tradition that we have here. I am very honored to represent an amazing building of tremendous teachers at Oologah Middle School as the 2018-2019 Teacher of the Year. GO STANGS!
Eric Rahn, English, OHS Teacher of the Year
My teaching career began as a substitute teacher and has evolved into a certified teaching position at Oologah-Talala Schools. I substitute taught for five years at Oologah and this is my first year as a certified teacher in our district. I am married and have two sons ages 28 and 24. I decided to become a teacher after retiring from a 20-year career in the awning and boat cover industry. At that time, I spent several hours volunteering in my wife’s 5th grade classroom, which led me to the realization that I enjoyed teaching and building relationships with students. As a result, I decided to begin substitute teaching and thought about exploring other school districts. I had always heard good things about Oologah Schools and its remarkable reputation including the amazing teachers, students, administrators, and staff. I enjoy the climate and culture at all of the school sites within the district and feel welcomed as a part of the educational family at Oologah. I love and value all of the support that I have received from the administration and faculty during my career at our school district. I’m proud and honored to call Oologah-Talala Schools my home “there’s no place like home”.
Message from the Assistant Superintendent about Attendance and the OSTP Parent Portal
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Pre-K - 2nd Grade Family Guides Developed to Help Families Support Classroom Instruction
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The flu is here and rampant! Please if your child is not feeling well keep them at home so we don't keep spreading it. School Policy states if a child has a temperature of 100.0 please keep them home until fever free for 24 hours without using any medications with Tylenol or Ibuprofen in them. Also if your child has been vomiting or had diarrhea please keep them at home for 24 hours. There has been a stomach bug circling back around for a few months. Here is a message and some facts from the CDC. Click on the link below to view. Thank you for your help in keeping everyone healthy!