Oklahoman ranks Longhorns number 1 in District B-2, says Alex learns what it takes to win title
"Alex returns five offensive starters and four defensive starters, including quarterback Dalton Alcorn, running back Kyler Thornburg and tight end Jacob Otey." Read the full story here...
Alex opens the 2014-2015 High School season against Caddo at home this Friday at 7:30.
Play it loud and proud...stream, download or save the Longhorn fight song, Black and Orange Forever.
Pulling for McKenzie: Longhorns' ice bucket challenge looks local
Principal Tolson and Superintendent James accepted the ice bucket challenge this past Friday, August 29, to support a local cause. The Longhorn student body pulled together and raised money to allow them to dump ice cold water on the Alex School administrators. In a local show of support, Alex students raised over $1000 to help Mckenzie Horton, a 6th grader at Rush Springs School who has battled cancer on and off for three years. McKenzie is now undergoing treatment for her third recurrance of this disease. The Longhorns heard of this challenge and decided to show their love for McKenzie. Alex School is donating the proceeds of their ice bucket challenge to the McKenzie Horton fund at Arvest Bank in Chickasha. Dr. James has challenged Ninnekah, AmPo, Rush Springs to do the same. Students at other schools are encouraged to challenge their administrators to do the same. We hope others will accept the challenge.
Howdy Week wraps up with dance
Students enjoy a Congo Line dance at the conclusion of Howdy Week.
Fast Pitch takes on Central High and Calumet
SHE'S SAFE! Shandalyn Delk dives safely back to first base during the Alex v. Calumet game.
SHE'S OUT! Brennae Hines tags a Central High runner out at home.
Alex School sends a big THANK YOU to the Alex Branch of First National Bank for school supplies collected for Alex students
Paige Dunn, Alex graduate and employee of the Alex Branch of the First National Bank, shakes hands with Alex Superintendent Jason James last week as Dunn delivers the boxes of school supplies collected during the bank's Fill the Bus school supply drive.
The First National Bank advertised their school supply drive far and wide just before school started this year, and friends, family and fans of Alex School answered the call, donating all types of supplies for Alex students. The entire Alex faculty (shown above) gathered to send out a big THANK YOU to the First National Bank and all those who donated!
2014-2015 school year gets underway!
Students wait patiently for the first day of school to start.
Some 7th graders prepare for their first day of Jr. High.
4th graders wait in the gym for the first day assembly.
Alex welcomes new superintendent and staff
Dr. Jason James (left) is the new superintendent at Alex Public Schools. Dr. James has been an educator for 17 years and has spent 11 years in Education Administration. He was previously the Assistant Superintendent at Clinton Schools and the High School Principal at both Cyril and Mountain View-Gotebo. He has also taught school at Cache and Holdenville.
Dr. James earned his Bachelor's of Science degree at Oklahoma State University in 1998. He received his Master's degree at East Central University in Ada in 2001 and his Ph.D at Capella University in 2014.
Dr. James is married to Amanda James, an Assistant High School Principal at US Grant High School in Oklahoma City. The couple has two daughters, Rachel, a Sophomore at Southwestern Oklahoma State Univeristy in at Weatherford, and Katie, who will be a Freshman at Alex.
Cindy Brand (below left), a 1976 graduate of Alex Schools, will be the new Superintendent's secretary, and Jennifer Shi (below right) will be teaching third grade. Shi is a lifelong Grady County resident whose parents - Randy Griswold and Jeannie Rodgers Griswold - are both Alex graduates. Mrs. Shi earned her Bachelor's of Science degree from the University of Science and Arts at Chickasha. She taught third grade previously at Anadarko Public Schools. Shi and her husband, Jack, have a one year-old son, Jarrett. WELCOME TO ALEX!
Alex School website acquiring new look for sixth year
Since you are reading this page, you can clearly see that the Alex School website has been completely re-designed. Not only has the look been updated to reflect more current standards with a cleaner, more professional design, but a lot of work has gone on under the hood as well. The site is now coded in HTML5 and CSS. This update was done to make the site more friendly to viewing on the different devices now used to access the internet.