SAFETY: THE FIRST PRIORITY By: Kevin Sims Minco Public Schools Superintendent Ross Elementary in Uvalde, Texas changed everything. As we have had time to process this, it is unimaginable how someone could go after young children who were having a regular day at school. The events of that day in that small Texas school were gross and pure evil. Unfortunately, things have changed and not for the better in our country. There is no doubt that one of the main focuses of school districts across the country as we start school will be school security. Minco Public Schools is no different. We love our students and our community. It is my view that schools number one task is now providing a secure environment for learning. Schools are not prisons and students should have freedom in this environment. With this truth, we are also very aware that we have to implement security measures that help secure our campus and make it all the more difficult for a possible intruder to come into the buildings. We at Minco will be doing some things to implement measures to make our campuses safer. We are implementing a card access system to enter each building. Buildings will have only one entry and exit point through the day. Staff can enter with access cards that must be scanned to get into the building. Each morning and during lunch times we will have the front doors manned to let students enter. After 8:10AM students or any visitor will have to buzz a doorbell and introduce themselves over a speaker before they are let in the building. This system will control and video every person who walks into our buildings. We have over 55 cameras in place now, and we are adding more than 10 more to make sure other areas are adequately covered including better coverage of our parking lots. We will have several screens in places monitoring these cameras. It is important to have a strong system in place monitoring our campuses including athletic facilities. Our entryways are covered in glass. We are going to cover each entry way and all doors going into the building with 3M security film that makes it much more difficult to break through the glass. Time is precious in situations where you have only seconds to react. This added security helps give you time needed to react and get into safety protocol. There is no substitute to having time on your side. Minco Public Schools has a policy allowing staff to receive training to be able to be armed on campus. This policy is already implemented, and due to the need for confidentiality, this will not be discussed here, but know we have it in place and we will not be afraid to neutralize a situation when someone would try to harm our students. Never did I think we would have to take such strict protocols to go to school, but the times we live in call for it. The security and safety of our students and staff are paramount, and we are taking it very seriously. I will keep you updated as we evaluate safety protocols and security measures throughout the year. We will have a safe environment for your children to learn in.
13 days ago, Kevin Sims
We begin Bulldog Iron tomorrow morning May 31st. HS boys-6:30-8:00 HS girls- 7:15-8:45 5th-8th boys- 8:15-9:15 5th-8th girls- 8:45-9:45
29 days ago, Kevin Sims
We begin Bulldog Iron tomorrow morning May 31st. HS boys-6:30-8:00 HS girls- 7:15-8:45 5th-8th boys- 8:15-9:15 5th-8th girls- 8:45-9:45
29 days ago, Kevin Sims
Minco Public Schools has an opening for a 3rd grade teacher for the 2022-2023 school year. Applicants should send an email with a resume, list of references and a copy of your certificate to Minco Elementary Principal Troy Wittrock at Twittrock@minco.k12.ok.us.
about 1 month ago, Kevin Sims
Athletic physicals will be Tuesday night at 6:15PM in the gym. The cost is $15.00.
about 1 month ago, Kevin Sims
We have been placed under a tornado watch. The NWS said that supercell storms could be in our area by as early as 3:00PM. If storms begin in the area before 3PM, we will hold the students that ride busses in our safe rooms until the storms pass. Also you may pick up your children early today and no absence will be recorded. Thank you, Mr. Sims
about 2 months ago, Kevin Sims
PHYSICALS ARE CANCELED TONIGHT
about 2 months ago, Kevin Sims
Minco Band Position open
about 2 months ago, Kevin Sims
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Minco Public Schools has an opening for a band director. Interested candidates may email a resume with a reference list to superintendent Kevin Sims at ksims@minco.k12.ok.us.
about 2 months ago, Kevin Sims
Thursday's activities: High School Softball Regionals 1pm in Tushka High School Baseball Districts 4PM in Cordell MS and HS Band Concert 7PM followed by Vocal in our auditorium
2 months ago, Kevin Sims
Just a reminder to get your 2021-22 Through the Eyes of the Bulldog yearbook purchased. Order forms are available in each office or you can order online at www.yearbookforever.com and select Minco Schools.
2 months ago, Staci Franklin
This Tuesday at 7PM we will have a meet and greet with new coaches Nathan McGregor, Tyler Roberts, and Allan McClung. Also, pending board approval, our new girls basketball coach will be announced, and a meeting with him and all the girls grades 5th to 12th who are interested in playing basketball next year and their parents. This will take place in the auditorium. Thank You, Kevin Sims Superintendent
2 months ago, Kevin Sims
Please see the scheduled events for the end of the year... MINCO PUBLIC SCHOOLS: End of Year Activities April 23rd Wizard of OZ 6:00 April 24th Wizard of OZ 2:00 April 28th Band/Vocal Program 7:00 May 5th FFA Banquet 6:30 May 8th Baccalaureate 6:30 May 9th AthleticAwards 6:30 May 10th Senior Assembly 1:30 May 10th Academic Awards 6:30 May 12th Elementary Awards TBA May 13th Graduation 7:00
2 months ago, Kevin Sims
Minco High School is currently taking applications for the position of Head Girls Basketball Coach for the 2022-2023 school year. The teaching field is open. The successful candidate needs care and prevention of athletic injuries and a CDL bus license or the ability and willingness to obtain one. Please send resumes, references, and teaching certificate to Athletic Director Brock Wardlaw at bwardlaw@minco.k12.ok.us
3 months ago, Kevin Sims
This is a reminder that you have access free covid testing at school flu testing, strep testing and some medical appointments at Canadian Valley Pediatrics in Yukon. Please contact your child's school to get the proper forms for appointments. Thank you, Mr. Sims
3 months ago, Kevin Sims
Reminder: Today is Pre K enrollment for the 2022- 2023 school year at the elementary office. Thank you
3 months ago, Kevin Sims
2021-22 Bulldog Yearbooks are available to order online or by order form. The deadline has been extended but get yours ordered early so you don't miss out. Forms are available at your schools office or you may order online at www.yearbookforever.com.
3 months ago, Staci Franklin
Good afternoon!! This is to remind you that this Friday April 1st is the deadline for Dog Days t-shirt orders, and Friday April 8th is the deadline for Yearbook orders. Thank you!!
3 months ago, Kevin Sims
This Friday, March 25 , OSP will be in the Elementary School having Spring Picture Day starting at 8:30 am. Order forms will be sent home on Tuesday for those wishing to order. A classroom group photo will also be taken of all classes during this time.
3 months ago, Staci Franklin
Spring Picture Day
Minco Public Schools will be in school today. Minco Schools is open.
4 months ago, Kevin Sims