Alright El Reno Public schools staff and students:
We’ve been challenged by Purcell and Moore Public Schools to show our school spirit on the first day back by asking all students and staff to wear their best school sweats. Can you join me in having a little fun with this? Let’s get the word out by all means and let’s show our El Reno school spirit. And Thursday January 4th wear your sweats to school!
Let’s do this!!
Our superintendent, Mr. Craig McVay answers your most common questions:
Where do I enroll?
El Reno Public Schools Central Office, 100 S. Bickford, El Reno, OK 73036 – More information here.
When and how will I get my report card?
Report Cards will be sent home with elementary students and mailed to secondary students.
Where do I pick up my transcript?
EHS transcripts may be picked up at the EHS office. Download Transcript Request
From the El Reno Tribune Back-To-School Special Issue.
As I sit here with my right leg propped up and feeling sorry for myself (It’s a long story involving two broken bones, a torn up knee, an old, bald dude, a mule and a horse trailer) I thought I might reflect a little on the past school year and get mentally and professionally ready for this school year. Last year was the proverbial roller coaster year. There were ups and downs with long stretches of flat track in between. Like most school officials I was bummed, but not surprised, by the defeat of the penny sales tax for teacher pay increases. I was more bummed that the legislature couldn’t find enough revenue to increase the pay level, but I’m very aware and understanding that the budget doesn’t have an easy fix. I’m planning on continuing to work with state leaders to try to solve the problem and find a way to pay our teachers what their counterparts in other states make for doing the most important job I can think of. All of that doesn’t really matter much. It’s last year’s news. At El Reno Public Schools we value our teachers, staff and faculty and want them to continue to build relationships and influence the future. In other words, our people are “ALL IN”. Our staff has committed to quit using pronouns of I, me, and mine and really focus on us, we and ours. #allin isn’t just some quirky hashtag. It’s really the way we all feel. It’s time for me to get on board. No more I, me or my. It’s about all of us.
This year we are busting at the seams. Our enrollment topped 3,000 students for a time last year. We were able to keep class size limited to 25 in nearly all of our schools and all of our subjects. One hundred percent of our students were taught by certified, highly qualified teachers. These were some of the best teachers on the Planet and we are thankful they are teaching our kids. I’m amazed at the amount of individual growth our students are experiencing on a daily basis. Throughout the school year, and even this summer, our students have been led by incredible educators and kids have proven time after time that the schooling they get is top notch.
We’re so proud and honored to work with the best educators in the entire world. Not just in Oklahoma, and not just in America, but in the world. We met our new teachers the last couple of days and truly believe these new teachers, combined with our experienced faculty and staff, will provide the foundation for incredible student learning. We will have more on the worldwide comparison of what we are doing here to some schools in other places later in the school year. But, for now let’s just leave it that our student’s education will be in great hands this year.
We are blessed to have an opportunity to work with our community in so many ways and not a day goes by that someone from El Reno or beyond doesn’t comment on our school system. Our certified and support staff across the district is very proud of our schools, our buildings, grounds and facilities. It takes everyone working together to make sure our kids have everything they need to be able to prosper at the next level.
Welcome 2017-18. We’re “ALL IN” here at El Reno Public Schools. We can’t wait to see what great things we accomplish this year.
Craig McVay, Superintendent, El Reno Public Schools