The Woodward News

Local News

November 14, 2013

Woodward Teacher of the Year finalists named

Woodward, Okla. — Four Teacher of the Year hopefuls have been nominated by Woodward schools this week, according to Woodward District Curriculum Director, Sandy Johnson.

"We have chosen four teachers," Johnson said. "What we have done this year is each group selected one from their sites. The elementary schools joined together and picked one."

Chosen this year are; Monica Hodgden-Pre-K teacher at ECC; Mona Schmitz-3rd grade teacher at Highland Park; Abbie Wasson-8th grade math teacher and Chanda Peters-high school chemistry teacher.

The four will write an essay on an educational topic and vie for the coveted "Woodward Teacher of the Year", Johnson said.

Last year, 8th grade American history teacher, Chelsea Roberts won both the Woodward Teacher of the Year and was a finalist for Oklahoma Teacher of the Year competition.

The judging panel in Woodward is comprised of a group of former educators and some community members, Johnson said. The announcement and celebration for the Woodward Teacher of the Year will take place in February.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • Board hears updates

    Woodward School Board members honored a group of Woodward FFA students for their service to the community during the board's monthly meeting Monday night.

    April 16, 2014

  • Red Cross sets open house Thursday

    Northwest Chapter of the American Red Cross is holding an open house at its Woodward office, 1209 9th St.

    April 16, 2014

  • Commission hears communications presentation

    Woodward County Commissioners heard an informative report from Pioneer Telephone Special Projects and Engineering Manager JR Ools regarding new and emerging communications technologies being made available in the region.

    April 15, 2014

  • Extension Service important to state

    Recia Garcia remembers.
    She remembers how the lives of those she met through 4-H and through her work as a 30-year veteran with the OSU Extension Service changed her in ways she still sees today.

    April 15, 2014

  • Legislation targeting Okla. judiciary stirs debate

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — For the first time since a bribery scandal rocked Oklahoma's Supreme Court 50 years ago, state lawmakers are considering tinkering with the way Supreme Court justices and appellate court judges are selected.

    April 13, 2014

  • Filing period brings some area races

    There will be a few races on the June 24 primary ballot and the November general election ballot in Northwest Oklahoma counties.
    The three-day filing period ended on Friday.

    April 13, 2014

  • walkerweb.jpg Walker promoted to Captain

    Stan Walker's father Samuel Walker was an Oklahoma Highway Patrol Officer from 1942 to 1946 before taking on another career in energy where he spent the rest of his working days in Northwest Oklahoma.

    April 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • Reports, hires on agenda

    Woodward Board of Education members will take up a number of routine items as well as hire some teachers for the early childhood center at their meeting on Monday.

    April 13, 2014

  • Area school calendars

    School calendars April 14-19

    April 13, 2014

  • Red Cross recognizes local volunteer

    When Karen Daily, Red Cross volunteer and owner of Western Medical & Drug, gets up in the morning, it is with the purpose and understanding that she may need to offer some of her time to her community.

    April 13, 2014