Fridays have become a favorite on the Donna and Molly Show with visits from our Tiger football players and other CHS students.  On Friday, Nov. 6th, football players Kyle Johnson, Blake Murray and Kyle Knight visited Studio B to talk about their final game against Mannford.  It hardly seems possible but football season has come to a close.  Those Tigers went out with a bang, however, by beating Mannford soundly.  Our thanks goes to all the guys for coming out to be on the show.  We enjoyed it so much that we want it to continue – basketball, wrestling, golf, baseball, softball…WHATEVER…we want Tigers in the house!  A special thanks to Jake Music for getting it started…we couldn’t have done it without you, Jake!

We also had the pleasure to talk to two of our CHS students – Kristi Bradley and Brian Barton.  Kristi is a junior and is on the flag team and yearbook.  Brian is a sophomore and enjoys wrestling and is in BPA.  They came to deliver the news and that they did.  Here is the news for the first week of November.

Congratulations went to CHS band members Tory Grose (senior), Bethany Ragle and Koln Knight (juniors) and Daniel SMith and Roger Osiek (sophomores) were selected for the OSSAA All State Band.

Cushing HIgh School Choraliers have been tuning up their vocal chords to compete for All-State recognition.  On Oct. 31st, in Broken Arrow, three young women from CHS made it through to the second round All-State tryouts.  To make it past the first round, you must be in the top 30 individuals and be given a score of 4.50 or above.  Sophomore, Shandee Allen; and freshmen Kindra Holt and Caitlin Patterson and one student from the middle school, seventh grader, Jessica Holderread were all awarded the chance to advance to the second round at the University of Central Oklahoma!  

In December, the CHS Choir will be holding a Christmas concert.  The concert will consist of solo performances and performances from the entire chorus.  At this time the location has not yet been determined, however it is expected to be held at one of the local churches.

Athletes of the Week were Emily Fangman (senior) and Garrett Evans (senior).

The Gifted and Talented (G &T) “class” celebrated Halloween after the fact, by traveling to the Civic Center in Oklahoma City where they watched the Oklahoma City Ballet troupe perform “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.”  Kristi told KUSH that it was “wonderful.”
G&T director, Julie Puls said she tries to “expose the students to a variety of cultural activities.”  January activities will take place at the Oklahoma City Federal Courthouse and The Oklahoma Science/Math Museum.  Students are also scheduled to visit the Tulsa Air and Space Museum and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration later in the year.

The Student Council held their annual fall blood drive with a goal of 30 units.  Kristi and Brian were proud to announce that not only was the goal reached, it was surpassed!  A total of 32 units of blood was given to the Red Cross.  Make note – another blood drive will be held in the spring.  One unit of blood can potentially help as many as three people.  Remember to Give the Gift of Life!

The Student Council is also sponsoring a canned food drive competition.  Grade levels will compete to see who can gring the most food to donate.  The drive will begin Nov. 16th and run through Nov. 20th.

Patricia Johnson and Gino Pagano are the sponsors for a new club at CHS – the Origami Club.  Students learn the ancient art of paper folding.  The club meets Fridays at noon.

The winter dance has been scheduled for Nov. 23rd.  It is semi-formal and will be held in the high school field house.  Students are reminded to get a form from the high school principal’s office if they plan to invite an out-of-town guest to the dance.

Susan Ledgerwood’s class is currently selling hoodies.  They are $25 each and the money goes to help with class projects.  Life Skills include cooking, sewing, bill paying, etc…in fact, one of the quilts made in the class will soon be going to Iraq with a soldier who is being deployed.

Semester test schedules have been released.  On Dec. 15 – English, social studies and fine arts will test.  On Dec. 16th – math, Spanish and vocational education take their tests and on Dec. 17th, the final set will be given – science, business and health.

Tiger football came to a close on Friday, but Tiger basketball will have their season opener on Nov. 24th – at home – against Blackwell.  Tiger wrestling will host Berryhill on Dec. 3rd for their opening match.

Our thanks again to those participating in TIGER TIME on the KUSH!