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Superintendent’s Page Welcome

 

Hello fellow Moss Pirates and Lady Pirates! We are excited for the 2018-2019 School Year and are expecting great things from our Pirate Family! We have a few new staff members that we feel have made and are making great improvements in our school culture and will be a positive step in the right direction for our children at Moss Public Schools. 

Joining us this year are: Dusty Sifers, Junior High / High School Principal, Athletic Director and Junior High and High School Girls Basketball Coach; Mickey O'Donnell, Elementary P.E. Coach and Junior High / High School Softball Coach; D.J. McIntyre, High School History Teacher and Junior High / High School Baseball Coach; Carrie Rogers, half day Upper Elementary Teacher; Stevy Hill, Library and Elementary Aide; Kacie Freeman, Kindergarten Aide; Kaila Dowdell, Special Education Aide.

Making staff changes this year are: Jonathan Valdez, Junior High & High School Basketball Coach, Junior High Science Teacher; Debbie Anderson, 4th Grade Teacher; Janell Brannon, part time Elementary Counselor; Jackie Keesee, Pre-K Teacher.

We feel these staff additions and changes make for superior changes  for the students at Moss Public School and allows us to create the most positive learning environment for our students moving forward. We feel blessed and fortunate to have made the new hires we have made and the changes that have taken place. We are truly excited for the upcoming school year and the years ahead for Moss Public School! 


Shortly about me, I am originally from Konawa, Oklahoma and attended East Central University where I earned my Bachelor's (English Teacher Certification) and Master's Degrees (Secondary School Principal). I have been married to my high school sweetheart, Stevy, for 15 years this summer. We have three children, Jaxon (15), Cade (12) and Sophie (7) who love being Moss Pirates! We raise Beefmaster cattle and raise them to show as well. We currently have 30+ feamles that run alongside my grandfather's near 300 head operation in Seminole County near Bowlegs. All of our kids are active in differing areas of the school and one, some or all of us will be at most every event that we have. It is truly awesome being a Pirate!!

As a financial planner and budgeter, I want folks to know that I consider myself to be a fiscal conservative. Needs of the academic classroom will most always take precedent in my mind and the physical plant will run a close second to those needs. More than anything, I want our students to have all the tools that we can possibly give them to be successful in the classroom, provide the absolute BEST staff we can provide and to feel as safe and comfortable as they can while they attend school.

 

Philosophically speaking, know that I am an advocate for children. That is why I chose education as my profession. I believe in kids and I believe in helping kids become the best they can possibly be so that they may have the tools available to them to make a difference in the world. I want your children to walk out on graduation night knowing that they are prepared for what awaits them whether that be a college / university, trade school, vo-tech or the workforce. Always, always know that the decisions that I make may not always be the ones that you totally agree with; they may not be the ones that are the most "popular" at the time; but know that all of the decisions will ALWAYS be grounded in the belief that we do what's best for kids, each and every day, no matter what. 

Recently, our Moss Community have passed a $1.47 million bond issue. This bond was carefully and meticulously put together by the Board of Education over the course of two years of work. The Board traversed through several projects and, through much time, consideration and effort, decided on a bond project that we felt gave the school the most "bang for our buck." The project literally touches almost every single building of the school plant. 

Our cafeteria building - the oldest building (constructed in 1984) in the school - will get new flooring, outer metal wall panels and HVAC units. Our drainage issues behind several of the school building will be addressed. We will replace the gutters and downspouts at the high school, elementary and vo-ag buildings. Our baseball/softball concession stands will be totally remodeled from the inside out. Our high school building will receive new flooring to replace the flooring in the halls original to the building in 1993. Our vo-ag classroom will receive a total remodel inside the classroom itself. We will purchase new playground equipment for our elementary students. Our parking lot in front of the old gym, cafeteria, elementary and vo-ag building will be paved and bus lanes and parking lot / spaces will be added. A $50,000 piece of the bond will purchase new technology for our students and classrooms. We will upgrade our security systems and repair our broken sprinkler system. Lastly, we will purchase a new 12 passenger van and 2 yellow, air conditioned activity buses.


All of these things and more will improve and enhance the educational program at Moss exponentially. We have turned the corner as far as finances go from where we were just a few short years ago. We ended FY 2018 with $1.031 million in general fund carryover. Couple that with the added oil and gas drilling that has taken off as of late throughout our district boundaries, we look to be headed in positive direction at this time. I want the community to know that I am and will be doing my level best to take care of the issues that our budget will allow for each year. We want to balance having a healthy carryover for the school and its students versus taking care of the needs that the students and the school itself has. With the current political climate at the State Capitol, it is both disheartening and frustrating that we cannot rely on the money we receive from State Aid each year to balance our budget. One time monies and quick fixes at the last minute of the session only adds to the stress all schools across the State face. While the local dollars look to be good at this time for us, should they dwindle at all, we will need to have a good amount of money in reserve so that we can absorb the undoubted cuts to funding that we will AND have received year after year after year.  

Please feel free to come by the office and chat with me about anything school related any time. I would ask that you call ahead just to make sure that I will be available when you come (...I hate to miss people when they come by to visit...). The life of a school administrator is wildly busy, so give us a call and let us know you plan to visit!

Right now we are going through a web site change. We are District Level Service Members of the Cooperative Council of Oklahoma School Administrators (CCOSA) and have partnered with SOCS web site services to host this site. Soon we will have an app that you may get in your smartphone's app store and we will push notifications and announcements to you through the app. Please feel free to browse around and see as much of the site as you can. It is a working project, so check back often as we will be updating the page with teacher records and files, student life photos, sports and academic pages for classes and students, lunch menus and much, much more. Also, be sure to check us out on Social Media and follow the Moss Public School page, any of your child's teachers if they have created pages / groups for their particular classes, the Moss Baseball Page, and don't forget to join the Moss PTO page on Facebook to keep up with the great things going on at Moss Public School!

Moss Public Schools8087 E. 1340 RdHoldenville, OK  74848

Main: 405.379.7251Supt Office: 405.379.2273Main Fax: 405.379.2885
Supt Fax: 405.379.2333

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