Science teacher Timothy Bench was voted "Teacher of the Year" by his peers at Geary Middle School and High School. The announcement was made at a recent faculty meeting where Mr. Bench was presented balloons and a gift bag. Mr. Bench teaches physical science, chemistry, and biology. The first-year Geary High School teacher has taught science for 21 years at other schools, including Enid, Lawton, Anadarko, and Okemah. Prior to teaching, he was involved with inorganic precipitate research for NASA for two years. Mr. Bench and his wife of 10 years live in Okarche.
Hamish Brewer, also known as the "Tattooed and Skateboarding Principal," challenged faculty and staff to be "relentless" in their work educating and supporting children. A nationally distinguished principal, Brewer was the featured speaker at a professional development event for all Geary faculty and staff. Brewer is principal of a middle school in Woodbridge, VA., as well as a nationally-known speaker and author. He was recognized as the 2017 NAESP Nationally Distinguished Principal and the 2019 Principal of the Year for the Prince William County Public Schools. Following his presentation, he held a question/answer session and signed copies of his book, Relentless. Pictured below is the Geary Faculty and Staff along with Hamish Brewer, who is on the front row wearing his trademark ball cap.
FAQ’S ABOUT THE BOND ISSUE
Final Thought: We are striving to make things better for our community and students for the future. We invite everyone to come by the Administration Office and look at all the paperwork, designs and figures to answer any questions you may have. There are no secrets and the school board wants to make sure all your questions are answered. We are here to serve for the good of our students and it is time to give them a great learning facility to develop their growth each day. We have also put a link in the "Ask Your Questions" article to post questions about the bond issue. We will be glad to answer and provide you with any other facts that may not have been covered previously in the newspaper or at the first meeting.
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We want to address any questions Geary patrons may have about the bond issue proposal and building project for a new K-12 campus. You are encouraged to post your question in the question box below. Click on the Questions and Feedback link to open the question box. We will respond to all questions as soon as possible. Don't forget to check the Frequently Asked Questions article for general information about . . .
Kim Doane is our new Elementary Title 1 math teacher. She grew up in Lookeba and graduated from Lookeba-Sickles High School where she was an accomplished student in academics and athletics. While in hgh school she was Student Council President, FHA President, L-S Basketball Miss Congeniality, Most Athletic, High School basketball team captain, and Junior High Girls' assistant coach. She was on the . . .
GHS senior Max Glasgow has been named to the State Department of Education's Student Advisory Council for 2020. The group of 104 high school students from across the state is convened annually to assist State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister and the Oklahoma State Department of Education in matters of policy. This is the second year Glasgow has been appointed to serve on the student . . .
Geary Elementary held its annual spelling bee competition recently. Overall champion was fourth grader Jacob Sanchez (far left) who won 1st place in the 4th and 5th grade division. First place winner for the 3rd grade and under division was Ilsa Base (2nd from left). Runner-up winners were Kenleigh Brown (3rd grade and under) and Gabriella Brushwood (4th and 5th grade division). As first place and . . .
Geary High School is communicating with parents of students who will be juniors during the 2019-20 school year. Our school district plans to administer the ACT® test in spring 2020 to eligible juniors as part of the state contract with the Oklahoma State Department of Education and ACT. Last year over 95% of Oklahoma schools selected to administer the ACT. Our district believes this is an . . .