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August 1, 2012

Improvements plentiful at Fort Supply School

Woodward, Okla. — Fort Supply has made some major improvements to the school over the summer.

Superintendent Pat Howell said most of the improvements are done, but they are just waiting for a couple of things to show up to be finished before school starts on Aug. 16.

"I'm really starting to sweat not having the bathroom partitions in yet," Howell said.

That is the only thing that lacks being finished among the major improvements that have taken place this summer, he said.

"We have put new tile in the entire school, a new roof and air conditioning in the main classroom building and have painted and put new roofs on several of our out buildings," Howell said.

Howell says that the summer has gone by way too fast .

"It is almost over and is seems like it (summer) just started," Howell said.

Howell is ready for the new school year and says that it is going to be a challenge with all of the new evaluations and school performance tests that are coming down from the state.

"We'll continue to do well and educate children," Howell said. "Our test scores have been some of the highest in the area."

"We are looking forward to another great year and we are going to focus on academics. Last year 100 percent of our seniors passed their end of instruction tests and were able to graduate," Howell said.

"Our junior class has already passed their end of instruction tests as well and will be ready to graduate this year," Howell said. "Our focus this year is to build on the test scores that we already have and try to get more students in the advanced level of the testings and to raise our students ACT scores," Howell said.

Any new students to Fort Supply need to come to the school on Aug. 14 to enroll.

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