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Ada High to host first homecoming in years

Ada High to host first homecoming in years

Jersey Gregory, Journalist
August 30, 2016 • 7,971 views
Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

On the morning of August 19, Jacob Thorley, senior STUCO president, announced that Ada High would be hosting its first homecoming. According to Thorley, no one is positive when Ada last hosted a homecoming. Many believe an urban legend which tells of a lost game being blamed on homecoming, so it w...

Announcements

Announcements

Rachel Thompson, Senior Reporter
August 29, 2016 • 252 views
Filed under News, Student Life

If you would like to join FCCLA, you can sign up in the FACS room or see Mrs. Jones. Anyone who has ever taken a FACS class at the Junior High or High School may join and dues are $12. The first meeting is Thursday, September 8th at lunch. Bible Study will be at lunch on Friday in the choir room. Lunc...

Amid Budget Cuts, Acclaimed Program Continues to Prepare Ada City School Students for College

Amid Budget Cuts, Acclaimed Program Continues to Prepare Ada City School Students for College

OPSRC Press Release
August 16, 2016 • 272 views
Filed under News, Showcase

Ada, OK—The new school year has begun for the Ada City School District, and while seniors are entering their last year of high school and thinking of life beyond, 100 students in grades eight through 12 are already learning skills and strategies to prepare them for success in their future college car...

Weston wins prestigious award

Weston wins prestigious award

Malli Pingleton and Heather Manuel
April 11, 2016 • 186 views
Filed under News

April 4, 2016, the cougar call staff attended Oklahoma Scholastic Media, (OSM) for high school journalism. As they set out on their journey, little did they know that they would return to Ada with eleven state championships, and over ten more awards for second and third places. Ada High teacher, Jamie...

Oklahoma’s Earthquakes

Oklahoma’s Earthquakes

Aaron Compton, News Editor
March 22, 2016 • 1,394 views
Filed under News

An earthquake is the sudden shifting of the earth's plates that can cause serious damage. It  generally occurs along the coast but is not uncommon in the central part of the country. Earthquakes are measured in range by a seismograph and are recorded in range. They range anywhere from 2.5 to 8.0. Oklahoma...

Oklahoma schools face uncertainty amidst budget cuts

Oklahoma schools face uncertainty amidst budget cuts

Angelle Nazareno, Reporter
March 22, 2016 • 649 views
Filed under News, Showcase

Schools across Oklahoma have been experiencing the effects of a $47 million cut approved by the State Board of Education. The cut was due to a projected $157 million shortfall announced in December. The shortfall is expected to increase to around $900 million before the 2017 fiscal year, accordin...

Track resurfacing ‘oversprays’ onto teacher, student vehicles

Track resurfacing ‘oversprays’ onto teacher, student vehicles

Aaron Compton, News Editor
March 4, 2016 • 484 views
Filed under News, Showcase, Slideshows

Over the past couple weeks Ada High has been working on re-surfacing the track. Due to the wind and the excessive amount of Crumb-Rubber (Synthetic turf used for tracks), cars parked in the senior and faculty lots now have an added second coat over their original paint job. Over the weekend, st...

Close call for Oklahoma schools

Close call for Oklahoma schools

Angelle Nazareno, Reporter
March 4, 2016 • 394 views
Filed under News

The recent find of 43.8 million dollars puts the State Board of Education's budget cuts in question. The money was found in the 1017 Fund, a dedicated revolving fund for education that's been around since 1990. According to a recent Tulsa World article, it is estimated that around 700 million do...

Oklahoma schools don’t make the cut

Oklahoma schools don’t make the cut

Angelle Nazareno, Reporter
February 22, 2016 • 367 views
Filed under News, Showcase

Schools across Oklahoma are experiencing the effects of a $47 million cut approved by the State Board of Education. The cut was due to a projected $157 million shortfall announced in December. The shortfall is expected to increase to around $900 million before the 2017 fiscal year, according...

Singles Day

Singles Day

Becky Robnett, Senior Editor. Reporter, Columnist
February 11, 2016 • 477 views
Filed under News, Showcase

Singles Day, otherwise known as Singles Awareness Day, is where single people get to feel proud about being single and stand up and say it’s alright. Singles day is a break from the commercialism of Valentine's day with big companies always pushing their products on couples to buy for one another....

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