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LONGHORN NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

First round down: Alex crushes Central, 60-14, to advance to second round Football playoffs

Above, Junior Doc Harrington plows the road for Freshman Tatton Anderson's run during Alex's first round Football playoff game at Central Marlow on November 10, 2017. Harrington scored the game's first touchdown and Anderson followed-up with five more to boost the Longhorns to a 60-14 win over the Bronchos. Below, Sophomore Center Jon Fitzsimmons, framed by the Alex offensive line, prepares to snap the ball during the Alex v. Central game.

Crazzy8 Photography of Blanchard contributes complementary photos to the Alex School website. More photos of Alex Athletics can be viewed on his Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Cr8zzy8-Photography-369523439776604/timeline/. You may purchase unbranded prints and arrange for your own photography sessions by calling 405.320.9148.

Read Longhorns stampede past Bronchos by Andy Morphew, Chickasha Star-Express staff writer

Longhorn Football gets home game in second round playoffs

Alex will host the Seiling Wildcats in the second round of the 2017 Oklahoma High School Football playoffs. The game is scheduled for 7:30 pm on Friday, November 17, 2017. Seiling, a District B-1 team, finished the regular season with three wins and seven losses but upped their record to 4-7 with a first round 36-24 victory over Ringwood.

The Wildcats began the 2017 season with a string of three losses, one of which was to Destiny Christian. They ended the season with back-to-back defeats by #3-ranked Shattuck and #1-ranked Laverne. Seiling has scored a total of 204 points in the season to date while allowing 342. In comparison, Alex has tallied 520 points and has given up 300.

In other B-3 District news, Carnegie will host #3 Shattuck on November 17 while Cyril travels to #1 Laverne.

View the updated Class B Football playoff bracket here.

Alex Kindergarteners sing National Anthem every morning

Alex students participate in Veterans Day activities


During the Veterans Day Assembly held at Alex School on November 10, 2017, Lieutenant Colonel Dan Acock spoke to Alex students about respecting and honoring US military veterans.


With the assistance of Kade Bauman and Dustin Tolson, Lt. Acock demonstrated how to fold a US flag and the meaning of each fold.


On November 9, 2017, this group of Alex Elementary students, with a little help from teacher Peggy Thurston and a group of high school boys, put flags on the graves of military veterans buried in the Alex Cemetery.

Scenes from social media: In the video to the left, Alex Elementary students sing "My Country 'Tis of Thee" at the Veterans Day Assembly on November 10. Right, the Alex Drumline marches in the Lindsay Veterans Day Parade.

Jr. High Basketball opens season against Dibble

The Alex 7th and 8th grade and Jr. High basketball teams played the first games of their season on November 6, 2017, at Dibble. Above left and right, Kaitlyn Goleman and Jacob Harris put up shots in the girls and boys 7th and 8th grade games. In the Jr. High games, Lauren Garcia (below left) protects the ball against the Dibble defender while Kody Meeks takes the ball up for two.

2017-2018 High School and Jr. High basketball schedules released

Click here to view or print your 2017-2018 combined High School and Jr. High Longhorn Basketball schedule

Local Livestock Judging Team places nationally


The state winning Alex livestock judging team competed at the American Royal Livestock Judging contest against teams from across the United States. Shown above left to right, the team members are Brycen Otey, Cooper Shebester, Sponsor Chris Hall, Dustin Tolson and Jonathan Venable. The Alex team placed third overall in the contest and second in the cattle judging division. Jonathan Venable was the eighth-high individual overall and Brycen Otey was the tenth-high individual overall. 

Longhorn Football bids farewell to five Seniors


Shown here with their families and Coach Matt Brand, Seniors Dawson Thornburg, Justin Hankins, Tony Williams, Riley Baxter and Danyon Snider were recognized before the Alex v. Snyder game on November 3, 2017. CLICK THE PHOTO TO DOWNLOAD A PRINTABLE 4X6 KEEPSAKE COPY.

Replay of the Football Senior Night Ceremony

Lydia Stewart sings the National Anthem on Senior Night

The Alex Board of Education has hired the OSSBA and the University of Oklahoma to conduct research into Alex Public Schools.  This research will be used to help the school shape itself into the best educational organization for our community and their needs. 

Take the survey here:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2017AlexCSICommunitySurvey

Alex School is initiating a strategic planning process and we invite you to participate!

Please join us for a community engagement session to gather input from parents, citizens and school staff

November 12 • 12:15 p.m. - Alex High School Cafeteria, 209 South 2nd Street, Alex

Download or view the Community Engagement Flyer here.

In memory of Ryland Ketchum

Ryland Ketchum, a lifelong Alex resident and 2014 graduate of Alex High School, was killed tragically in an automobile accident on October 4, 2017. Alex School and the entire community would like to express our deepest condolences to the Ketchum family and others who knew and loved Ryland. Ryland's sister, Olivia Ketchum, is currently a student at Alex and his father, Tom Ketchum, is the Alex School Board President.

Read Ryland's obituary here.