WE ARE LITTLE AXE!

Graduation May 20th @ St. Gregory's University

We're looking for host families for possible placement of exchange students next school year if interested please contact Anita Akin
Anadarko, OK
405 606 1790
neetandgene@sbcglobal.net
Team Leader/Local Coordinator-CIEE

Host Family Responsibilities
Our host families must be at least 25 years of age or older.
The responsibilities:
·        To welcome the student into their home as a family member.
·        To provide the student with their own bed. Students can either share a room with a child of the same gender and approximate age
·        To provide the student with three meals a day, except school lunch.
·        To provide the student with necessary transportation
·        To be able to make emergency medical decisions on behalf of their student. (Host parents are not the legal guardians of their student, but they are given this responsibility in the medical release form the student and natural family signed.)
Types of Families
Permanent-The family commits to keeping the student for the entire school year
Welcome-The family can host a student for 3-6 weeks while a permanent family is located. This allows the student to come to the USA.


WE ARE LITTLE AXE!

Seniors and Parents we have added a page for graduation information under the Parents and Students Tab. Check it out for information printable materials!


Check Out Updates to Scholarships and the New Helpful Links Page under the Parents and Student Link!


Little Axe Public Schools Community Outreach and Education

Spring 2016 Schedule

 

Conversational Spanish

Tuesday January 26 - February 16 from 6:00-8:00pm

More than 300 million people in the world speak Spanish…and so can you. Fluency in Spanish provides new opportunities both professionally and personally.

Spanish is the third most widely spoken language in the world after Chinese and English. It is also America’s most popular second language.

Save time and money with increased understanding of your client’s native language and cultural understanding.

Better understanding of English as many English words have Latin roots. Fee: $20. (Free to parents and students of Little Axe). Room 108 in high school.

 

Everything Online

Tues. March 1 and Tues. March 8 from 6:00-8:00pm

Online banking; buying; using Amazon; Netflix; Hulu; movies; music; research automobiles, medical questions; look for work; social media, and more. Learn how to be safe and how to use Google better. Fee: $10. (Free to parents and students of Little Axe). Room 110 in high school.

 

Using Word to Write Better (and write Research Papers)

Tuesday March 22- April 12 from 6:00-8:00pm

Learn to use Microsoft Word as a tool to correct grammar and style errors in your writing and also learn the tools in Word for research, footnotes, and references. Fee: $20. (Free to parents and students of Little Axe). Room 110 in high school.

 

Organizing and Time Management

Saturday, February 20 from 10am-12 noon

Save 2-3 hours a week on your laundry. The fastest way to clean a bathroom; and other fun tools and principles to help you do things more efficiently, so you have more time to do what you really want to do! Fee: $10. (Free to parents and students of Little Axe). Room 108 in high school.

Beginning Quilting

Saturday, February 27 from 10am-12 noon

Come and learn the techniques of quilting and learn how to create your own family heirloom! Fee: $10. (Free to parents and students of Little Axe). Room 108 in high school.

ACT Prep: Math and Science

Saturday, March 12 from 9am- 1pm

This class is open to any 8-12th grader who wants to prep for the math and science section of the ACT®. Gain confidence by taking this course designed to review your skills. LA Community Outreach and Education offers ACT® preparation workshops that will review terminology, concepts and test-taking tips. Students will also become familiar with the test structure through practice tests.

The ACT® test assesses high school students' general educational development and their ability to complete college-level work. The ACT® is a curriculum-based test and universally accepted for college admission. Fee: $10. (Free to Little Axe students with a voucher).

 

ACT Prep: Reading and English

Saturday, March 26 from 9am- 1pm

This class is open to any 8-12th grader who wants to prep for the reading and English section of the ACT®. Gain confidence by taking this course designed to review your skills. LA Community Outreach and Education offers ACT® preparation workshops that will review terminology, concepts and test-taking tips. Students will also become familiar with the test structure through practice tests.

The ACT® test assesses high school students' general educational development and their ability to complete college-level work. The ACT® is a curriculum-based test and universally accepted for college admission. Fee: $10. (Free to Little Axe students with a voucher). Room 108 in high school.

Fasfa Application, Vo-tech, and Community College

Sat., April 16 from 9am- 1pm

The Fasfa application allows you to apply for the world’s largest source of FREE financial aid for college. We’ll show you how to fill out the application and answer questions about grants, scholarships, and student loans.

 

Not going to college? Or want to learn a skill for a college degree? Oklahoma has one of the best vocational programs in the nation. Learn what programs are available and what jobs they lead to. A Pell grant can be used to pay for vo-tech and in Oklahoma you can attend in High School or afterwards as an adult.

 

What is a community college? Is it right for you? The metro has some of the best community colleges in the nation. Have all your questions answered about programs, jobs, and help available. Free to any parent or student. Room 108 in high school.

 

Questions? Call or text Dr. Tammy Sagastizado at 405-788-1221.



Our Mission

 

Little Axe High School’s mission is to provide a quality education through shared responsibility in a safe supportive environment; Empowering, Motivating, Educating.

"Committed to Excellence" 




Thank you for your over whelming support in keeping our schools safe!

Voters approve Bond by 80% for the purpose of constructing a safe room additions at the High School to serve both secondary level sites, and a new classroom building at the Elementary that will also serve as a safe room for that site.


Our Goals

Promote school spirit through PRIDE program:  An initiative was started last year to recognize and reward positive students.  Personal Responsibility Involves Daily Effort.  We have increased our focus on its positive spirit for students and currently clubs are donating items like a free subs, tacos and spirit gear.  The Axe Pack Spirit group has donated t-shirts and we are currently seeking any donations as well as corporate sponsor-ships.

Provide a safe and caring environment: LAHS is a place where students and adults know that people care about them.  We are working with Little Axe Health Center to provide awareness and promote positive and healthy living practices by encouraging them to participating in this year’s “Zombie Run” and to be a part of their Little Axe Youth Coalition.

Increase Student Attendance:  Making the High School a safe and encouraging place to be is at the center of increasing student attendance.  Students are being recognized for perfect attendance and incentives are being donated through work from staff and The Little Axe Foundation to promote student attendance.  Making parents aware of how important their student's attendance is linked to their success 

Increase Student Cohort Graduation Rates:  Keeping students in school for all four years and receiving a high school diploma is what we are all about.  Making Little Axe the place to be, providing a quality education and endearing our Alumni to be involved in tradition of excellence are part of the positive approaches we will be taking to both get and keep our kids until they graduate.

Increase Literacy across campus: (Common Practices involving proven methods to increase student performance are the key; Morphemes “root words”, Cornell note taking, common curriculum for all Freshman students in Academic Commitment to Excellence classes, Differentiated instruction, and becoming a Purposefully Learning Community will increase Literacy and Rigor).

Increase Rigor across campus:  By providing Relevant and Consistent Professional Development for Teachers and Staff with tools like Mastery Connect we are providing all staff with the ability to quickly identify standards that students have or need to master.  By having a focused approach that centers on “power standards” and objectives that are vital building blocks for students those areas that are the foundations of a solid education will ensure that all our students are getting the instruction they need to be successful not just on tests but in their lives.  Making this easier for teachers to identify areas were individual students struggle so that they can focus on that students needs will be a giant factor in increasing student performance.

Retain and Recruit quality educators: Recognizing people for a job well done and reminding them that they are appreciated for all they do. Being part of something they know they can be proud of.  A place that is fair and consistent that genuinely cares about staff, students, and the community is the place all professionals want to be.  Providing a place where they can be professionals who are respected for the work they do is what we are.

Increase Student Performance on EOI and ACT exams:  Providing a free ACT exam to all students prior to graduation is crucial (This is currently provide by the Gear UP grant, however the push at the state level to make ACT our state high school test is not going away.  It is our intention to embrace our students taking ACT’s and promoting the benefits that come with performing well on it.)  Helping students find their path through what they know and who they want to become is our focus. Molding strong character in our students as they prepare for the next steps in their lives is the journey we are all on together for four years.  A little love, a lot of hard work and the consistent expectation that our kids can do anything they put their minds too, that's what we're all about at Little Axe High School.  



Latest News!

Clean Up Our Axe II date confirmed!
April 9th from 9 am-Noon

The first fall work bee was a huge success. Now that spring is right around the corner we will be host another "Clean Up Our Axe" day working with OU students as part of "The Big Event" we will be working hard here at the Axe on April 9th  Stop by and be a part of our Spring Clean Up.  If you would like to make a donation or volunteer please contact Mr. Thomas at the High School Principal's office. 329-1612
 

For more news and updates click here!





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