Sand Springs assistant Robert Borgstadt tabbed as Sapulpa’s next football coach

Sand Springs assistant Robert Borgstadt tabbed as Sapulpa’s next football coach

Robert Borgstadt is moving from one sideline to another in one of the area’s most exciting high school football rivalries. A Sand Springs assistant for the past five years, Borgstadt, 43, is the consensus choice of Sapulpa’s hiring committee to be the school’s next head football coach. “We think we’ve got a good one. He…

Sapulpa teacher travels to Morocco as part of U.S. State Dept. professional development opportunity

  A teacher at Sapulpa Public Schools’ alternative high school just returned from an international professional development opportunity in Morocco. Carl Fisher, a science and technology teacher at Bartlett Academy, was one of 82 teachers across the country chosen to participate in the Teachers for Global Classrooms program, a year-long professional development fellowship funded by…

Sapulpa schools asking parents to fill out survey amid budget crisis

Sapulpa schools asking parents to fill out survey amid budget crisis

Sapulpa Public Schools has sent out a survey to parents asking for feedback regarding possible steps by the district to deal with the state’s budget crisis, including virtual class days with students on computers, and eliminating fall/spring breaks. “In an effort to place our district in the best financial position possible, (Sapulpa Public Schools) is…

Chieftain Band Members Sweep Superior Ratings at OSSAA District Contest

Chieftain Band Members Sweep Superior Ratings at OSSAA District Contest

Saturday March 5 Sapulpa High School hosted band and orchestra members from around Northeastern Oklahoma. Over 700 students showcased their talent competing in 341 solos and 213 ensembles. Students who received a superior rating in ensemble and solo (with a few other requirements) qualified to go to state competition next month. Sapulpa Instrumental Music Department…

Sapulpa Band Performs and Crowns Queen

Sapulpa Band Performs and Crowns Queen

Monday, March 7, Sapulpa high school and junior high band students held their winter concert and coronation. The High School Jazz Band, Symphonic Band, High School Jazz Combo, and High School Wind Ensemble all performed compositions they will be taking to contest this spring. Band Coronation also took place that evening. Students selected representatives from…

Senator Bingman responds to questions on consolidation bill

Senator Bingman responds to questions on consolidation bill

Shortly before we posted our first story on Senate Bill 1382—a bill that, like a few others, proposes consolidating dependent schools districts with the larger districts they serve—we reached out to the author, Senator Brian Bingman, for responses to a few questions we had about the bill. Nearly a full month later, he’s responded in a…

Sapulpa basketball standout Brice Calip commits to Missouri State

Sapulpa basketball standout Brice Calip commits to Missouri State

Sapulpa girls basketball standout Brice Calip said Wednesday she has given her verbal commitment to Missouri State, a Division I program located in Springfield. Calip, one of the state’s top unsigned seniors, notified the Bears of her decision after visiting campus on Sunday. “I’m really excited. I think it’s a good fit,” she said. “I…

Consolidation: Small School Administrators Speak Out

Consolidation: Small School Administrators Speak Out

The room was rarely quiet but the tension was, at times, thick enough to cut with a knife. Several hundred parents, teachers, school administrators and concerned citizens sat in chairs or up in the bleachers of the Lone Star Event Center last Friday night and spoke or applauded with passion about the possibility of eventually…