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• A4 - THE PERKINS JOURNAL, Thursday, October 4, 2012 Thank You The P-T High School Student Council would like to take the opportunity to thank the great community of the Per- kins-Tryon School District for the overwhelming amount of support and generosity in our fundraising attempts for The Children's Center. It was absolutely amazing. In a week and three days we were able to raise a grand total of $4,594.47. We would also like to say a special thank you to Gracen Stanek and her family. She not only helped us pass buckets at the football game, but she and Kendra made the trip to Bethany not once but twice in order to help us present our donation. While we were in Bethany we had the opporttmity to tour The Children's Center and were very impressed with their facilities and the work they do. To see Gracen reunite with some of the individuals that helped her was truly heartwarming. So please know that the money you donated is greatly appreciated! We are proud to say that we are from a very giving, caring, and generous community. P-THS Student Council Pie Auction A Success The Perkins Ministerial Alliance held its first "Pie/Cake Auction" in support of the Perkins Community on Septem- ber 28th (Friday night), from 6:30-9:30pm at the P-T Ell School Gym. We had 34 entries into the showing and tast- ing of the best pies/cakes and other baked goods that were auctioned by Bobby Priess from Pickens Auctions. Bobby Simma provided our "Live Entertainment" on the piano, it was truly magic. We wish to thank them all for their help in making this a great evening. Now for the results ! Everything and I do mean everything provided for auction was truly amazing! Yes, I do know because I tasted everything ! The highest bid for a single item went to Alexandra Petermann for her Cinnamon Rolls (also thanks to mom Amy for her help), the second place went to Gerry Allen for her great Hummingbird Cake, and we had a three way tie for third; Robin Byrd for the Chocolate Salted Caramel Cake, Della Hickman for the Oatmeal Cake and Tammy Curtis for the Buttermilk Pie with Pecans. The eve- ning was great and the Perkins Alliance was blessed by the bidders receiving over $1,500.00 in donations. The Alliance wishes to say thanks to all that provided the goodies, to all that purchased the goodies, and to all that helped make the evening a success. May God continue tobless your families and the Perkins community as we continue to do His work for others in our community. John Curtis Pastor Eden Chapel UMC BOARD 'Frov r,4:y sk' By Superintendent Janet Barresi I saw a special preview of the movie "Won't Back Down" this week. It's a powerful movie with a power- ful message. Based on true events, the movie details the fight of one parent, mired in poverty, who wahts a better learning environment for her academically struggling daughter. She finds an ally in a teacher, who is also the parent of a struggling student. The two fight through incredible adversity at many levels to open a school. It was inspiring. Because of the very real plight of parents and children in situations similar to those portrayed in the movie, I pledged my support this week to state Sen. David Holt who promised to file "Parent Trigger Legislation" fpr the 2013 Legislative session. A parent trigger means that if 51 percent of parents whose children attend a chronically low-performing school sign a petition, they can demand that the district transform the school. Those changes could include new leadership or staff at the school, or a transition into a charter school, which would provide the flexibility the school needs to improve. In many ways, the movie reminded me of my struggle Continued from Page A1statement approximately 50- The Oklahoma Legislature 60 students and nearly that mandated this change follow- many sponsors would attend ing legislation approved last the event in addition to herself session, and assistant band director An out-of-stare trip for the K.G. Rob'mson. The cost of band to play at the Festival the trip will be the student's of States in Chicago, IlL was personal responsibility plus also approved. It will be May some fundraising activities. 20-25. Band director PamA contract for career Cartrnell said in a prepared and technology education programs for the 2012- 2013 school year was also approved. The board approved a list of items to be declared as surplus property and disposed of as per policy. The outdated electronic eqtn'pment includes a fillstrip/audio machine, overhead projector, slide car- ousel, cassette player, record player, two air compressors, and a table saw. Following an executive ses- sion, the board approved the employment of three person- nel. Ida Watkins and Michael O'Neill were hired as custodi- ans and Amanda Phillips as a halftime teacher assistant for a pre-kindergarten class. The board approved Gen- eral Fund encumbrances of $70,034.83; Building Fund encumbrances of $29,975; and Child Nutri- tion Fund encumbrances of $16,606.77. LE( ;AL NOTICE I 1 1 Name Address City State ~ Zip Rates: One year in Oklahoma.. $30 ! One year out of state ...... $35 BE A FRIEND, BUY A FRIEND a subscription and deduct $4 | off of the rates listed above if you are a current paid subscriber. i;i l Use the form above for your"friend" and list your name here: 1 ............. ii!iiii iii& -- m m -. -. m -- m m m Legal notice published in The Perkins Journal Oct. 4, 2012 August 13, 2012 Unless otherwise noted in the proposal, all bids must be submitted over the Internet via Bid Express. When written bids are allowed, sealed proposals sent by registered mail will be received through the ODOT Office Engineer Division until 30 minutes prior to the scheduled bid opening. From 30 minutes prior to the bid opening until the time of the bid opening, bid proposals must be turned in directly to the ODOT Commission Room located on the east side of the lobby. The scheduled bid opening is 10:30 A.M. October 18, 2012 for the work listed below. No Proposal for construction or maintenance work of the department will be issued to any contractor alter 10:30 A.M, On the working day preceding opening, of bids for any contract, Each bid shall be accompanied by a Certified or Cashier's Check or Bid Bond equal to 5% of the bid made payable to the State of Oklahoma, Department of Transportation, as a proposal guaranty. Proposal checks will be held or returned by the Department as per Section 103.04 of the State Standard Specifications. The minimum wage to be paid laborers and mechanics employed on this project shall be included in the proposal. Bids must be prepared as directed by the State Standard Specifications. Plans, proposals, and specifications may be examined in the plan room or in the Office Engineer Division at the Oklahoma Department of Transportation central office in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. This work will be done under the Oklahoma Department of Transportation applicable specifications for highway construction as depicted on the lower left comer of the plan's title sheet. Plans and proposal forms may be ordered from the Office Engineer Division, Oklahoma Department of Transportation Building, 200 N.E. 21st Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73105. Cost of Bidding Documents is $50.00 + tax for each Bidding Proposal. State Standard Specifications may be purchased for $55.00 + tax. (Oklahoma tax is 8375%). Plans• (Reduced Size Complete) $31.43, X-SEC $6.50 + postage/han- dling. Make checks payable to Oklahoma Department of Transportation. No refunds will be made for bidding documents or Specification books purchased. Unless otherwise noted in the proposal, upon award of contract to the successful bidder, the contract will be completely and correctly executed by the contractor and returned to the Department within ten (10) working days from the date of award. The Department will have fourteen (14) work- ing days from the date of award to complete its execution of the contract. The Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) ensures that no person or groups of persons shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex, age, national origin, disability/handicap, or in income status, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to dis- crimination under any and all programs, services, or activities administered by ODOT, it's recipients, sub-recipients, and contractors Description of work and location of project: Job Piece No. BRO-160D(143)CI COUNTY ROAD PAYNE 2234204 (EW-61) BRIDGE AND APPROACHES COUNTY ROAD (EW-61): OVER STILLWATER CREEK, 5.1 MILES WEST OF US-177. STATE OF OKLAHOMA, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION By: Gary M. Ridley, Director. to open Independence Charter Middle School and later Harding Charter Preparatory High School. As the parent of two boys who were struggling to learn in a less than optimal learning environment, I found myself asking why I and other parents couldn't change things at our local school. There's a scene in the movie where the main character is hauling petitions to force transformation at her child's school. Sixteen years ago, I was that parent. I had to fight many battles to help enact Oklahoma's Charter School law before I could open these public charter schools. Many traditional public schools are doing a phenomenal job of educating children. The teachers and administrators in these schools work their hardest every day to make sure that each child who comes to them has an optimal learning environment to reach their highest level of achievement. But in those situations where a chronically low-perform- ing school is not meeting the need of the students, parents and community members deserve to have another choice for a free, public education. As educators we shouldn't be afraid of such choices. Choice is what makes our country great. Competition spurs us all on to do our very best work. As educators, we have the ability to change children's lives, but ultimately the decision on where and how a child is educated should rest with the parent. The reason I sought the job of state superintendent was because I wholeheartedly believe that every child in the state of Oklahoma deserves the best education possible no matter where they live. A zip code should not determine the quality of education a child receives. Children who live in poverty should have the same opportunities as those who live in wealthy neighborhoods. Having access to the best education possible is the only way out of pov= erty. When parents have a choice, this can happen. 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