The Woodward News

Local News

March 12, 2014

Board members approve hires, hear report

Woodward, Okla. — Woodward Board of Education members honored their newest winner of the Woodward Teacher of the Year Award Monica Hodgden at the meeting held Monday evening.

Hodgden is the 43rd winner of the contest since it began, according to contest sponsors Woodward News and Woodward Chamber of Commerce.

"Really, I just talked about what an honor is was to be named the best of the best by her peers," said Woodward Superintendent, Tim Merchant. "We are just really proud to have her representing us for the Oklahoma Teacher of the Year competition."

He made the comments in an interview on Tuesday.

During the meeting, Merchant covered the details regarding the coming teacher rally planned at the steps of the Oklahoma Capitol for Monday, March 31.

According to Merchant, a large contingency of teachers, parents, administrators, board members and community members are planning to take the bus down to the Capitol for the first rally of its kind for more than 25 years.

The plans are to bring the message of making keeping public education the priority in this state, Merchant said.

"And not just with funding but with the evidence of the legislator's decisions that are aimed at protecting public schools," Merchant said.

Board members decided the snow day the schools against lost on March 3 will be made up on April 11.

The board also voted to fill several positions, including one for the 2014-2015 school year, Merchant said.

Hired were; Rachel Butler -special education; Morgan Plummer - middle school English teacher; Patricia Pribble, custodian and Martha Feerer  - secretary at the middle school.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • State board votes again to delay education plan

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's State Board of Education voted on Wednesday for a second time to delay a formal plan for adopting new education standards in math and English amid opposition to the proposal from three education groups that represent public school boards and administrators across Oklahoma.

    July 24, 2014

  • Winners of Cudd Legacy award named

    Three veterans of the oil industry will receive this year's Bobby Joe Cudd Legacy Award during the Tri-State Oil and Gas Convention on Aug. 7 at the Woodward Conference Center.

    July 24, 2014

  • Benefit gun raffles underway

    Woodward Reserve police officers and other Woodward full time officers have come together to support one of their own.

    July 24, 2014

  • Tulsa man looking for military friend

    There are times in everyone's life when you think back and wonder whatever happened to those old friends from your past.

    July 23, 2014

  • Zoning change approved by commission

    Monday night Woodward city commissioners unanimously approved a zoning change that was contested by one local man who was protesting because he wants the neighborhood to continue its residential growth.

    July 23, 2014

  • Tangier Reunion set for Saturday, Sunday

    When Barbara (Allison) Merwin thinks back to the years she spent in the classrooms of Tangier High School, it takes a few moments for her to recall how school life was 60 years ago.

    July 23, 2014

  • Traveler Majors take regional opener

    ALVA - The Traveler Majors continued their strong Connie Mack playoff showing at Northwestern Oklahoma State University Tuesday.

    July 22, 2014

  • County OKs road use agreement

    Woodward County Commissioners on Monday approved a final version of a road use agreement between a energy company planning a wind turbine construction project near southeast Woodward County.

    July 22, 2014

  • Camp to show art is everywhere

    The Woodward Arts Theatre will become a recycling plant next week.

    July 22, 2014

  • Fairview Wrangler Rodeo turns 50 this year

    Western fun continues in Northwest Oklahoma as the Fairview Wrangler’s hosting their 50th annual rodeo.

    July 22, 2014