103 SW 2nd Perkins, OK 74059P.O. Box 549Phone # (405)-547-5703Fax # (405)-547-2020
The Perkins-Tryon School District is a growing school district priding itself in excellent academic and extra-curricular programs. While large enough to provide a broad range of programs and courses, we are small enough to get to know students and parents providing a personal touch to our student’s education.
Our district consists of two communities, Perkins and Tryon, and is located in parts of three counties (Payne, Lincoln and Logan). The district encompasses 197 square miles and operates twelve (12) regular route buses. Our total district enrollment is presently 1,537 students, attending one high school (9-12), one middle school (6-8), one intermediate school (3-5), and one elementary school (PK-2).
With the addition of many new businesses and new residents, our district evaluation has grown steadily. The Perkins area economy is expanding and as the area continues to thrive the school district will continue to prosper. The district’s 2015-2016 evaluation is $59,361,894.00.
Our school district always stands ready to provide the best possible education for our students as we prepare them for the 21st century.
School Board Leaders Honored in January
The month of January marks the annual observance of School Board Recognition Month – a time to salute the work of school board members and celebrate public education. The theme of this year’s celebration, “Rising Up,” reflects the efforts of the men and women who advocate for Oklahoma’s children and help shape the direction of Oklahoma public education.
In Perkins-Tryon, school board members must develop policies and make tough decisions on complex educational and social issues impacting the entire community. They bear responsibility for an annual budget of $8.6 million, 1554 students, 167 employees and 4 school sites. They carry out the truest form of representative government in our democracy – volunteer public service-and they preserve the core of our democratic land, public education.
We don’t always recognize the dedication and hard work of these public servants elected to represent us and the interest of our children. Invite them out for coffee. Ask how you might help support your local neighborhood schools. Write your school board members a thank you note. Let them know you appreciate what they do for kids in Perkins-Tryon School.
The men and women serving Perkins-Tryon and their years of service are: President, Dustin Bledsoe, 10 years; Vice-President, Winfrey Kinzie, 18 years; Clerk, Erica Hering, 3 years; Member, Rick Lomenick, 16 years; Member, Alan Nietenhoefer, 7 years.
Patrons of Perkins-Tryon Schools:
I want to share some important information about school closing due to inclement weather that every parent needs to know. It is that time of year when winter weather may have a determining effect on our school day. We will do our best to notify parents/guardians of school closings in a reasonable time. It is important to understand that we have a lot of young students that have working parents/guardians and would be unsupervised during the day if and when we decide to close school. Perkins-Tryon will always keep our students safety and well-being as a priority. We trust you to use your own discretion if you believe it is unsafe for your child to ride the bus and attend school in inclement weather. If the decision concerning school closings can be made early it will be on the 10:00 p.m. news. If not please check for school closings on the morning news. Television channels KFOR (4); FREEDOM (43); KOCO (5); KWTV (9); KOKH (25) and KOCB (34) will be notified of any closings or schedule changes. You may also tune into Stillwater radio stations: 93.7 KSPI FM; 101.1 FM; 105.5 FM; and 780 AM. Also, we will be using our automated system that will call the student’s number we have on file to notify you of school closings. If your main contact number has changed since
school has started please notify your child’s office so they can update their records in order for you to be notified of weather related closings or other information.