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Henryetta fourth grade teacher Nicki Story was the center of attention at the start of the October school board meeting Monday.
Story was nominated for the Every Kid Counts Teacher of the Month and was featured by KOTV television recently.
Her name will be placed in a drawing for $1,000 for the monthly winner.board and story
“The kids were super excited,” Story told board members. “That morning abut five kids knew about it then they told others and it spread.”
Now in her fifth year teaching at henryetta Elementary, she praised fellow teachers for their help getting her settled into her job. “A lot of people in Henryetta have helped me and taken me under their wing.” She said a number of veteran teachers worked with her in some of the job duties and explained how to do her job properly.
After a half-hour discussion dealing with resurfacing Troy Aikman Drive and setting a special meeting Oct. 21 to award a bid, board members dealt with a variety of topics.
Those included approval of fundraisers for the rest of the school year, splitting up $16,500 funds from the athletic account to football, softball, cross county and cheer programs.
The board renewed the contract with Lake Drive Care and Rehab Center to pick up trans and empty trash barrels at the football field for $100 per game.
Also approved was an agreement with Peak UpTime for phone system support; an agreement with Interquest Detection Canines to have a drug dog come to the school 18 times for the year. Currently the dog is present nine times a year.
Science courses taught at Green Country Technology will be applied to the graduation credits for the 2022-23 school year.
The board accepted the resignation letter from Kelsey Wright. She worked as an elementary paraprofessional.
Following a short executive session, the board hired Colt Treagesser as an elementary paraprofessional for the remainder of the school year.
High school principal Jeremy Strickland expressed his appreciation for the churches and businesses that have worked with the school while classes were out due to the gas leak. He congratulated the students on the Eastern District Honor Choir who won the right to participate in the state contest in Muskogee Oct. 18 and the band for their five trophies won at the band competition in Konawa.
School maintenance director Harold Fox said work is underway on the golf building now being constructed by the softball field.
He pointed out the gas leak had been repaired and now all that remains is replacing a couple of valves and the final pressure test from Oklahoma Natural Gas.


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