Roughers to serve as Grand Marshal of the Christmas Parade
It has been since 1986 that the Muskogee Roughers have won a football state championship. The team has made it to the semi-final game on numerous occasions throughout this 37-year drought, but this year they would not be denied.
The Muskogee Roughers went 11-2 and are the 2023 6AII Oklahoma State Champions. They played the Stillwater Pioneers in the state championship game on Friday, December 1st at Chad Richison Stadium on the University of Central Oklahoma campus.
The Muskogee Rougher football team will serve as the Grand Marshal of this year’s Christmas Parade which is being held on Monday, December 11th. The team will be riding two parade floats and will be sharing their State Championship trophy with the community. The team will be joined by the Muskogee spirit squads as they celebrate bringing home the gold ball.
The team will be at the front of the parade which will begin at 6:00 p.m.
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Oklahoma State Department of Health Mobile Adolescent Clinic visiting MPS!
-Wednesday, November 1st, 2023 at Ben Franklin 6th & 7th Grade Academy, 11:30-2:30
-Wednesday, November 29th, 2023 at Alice Roberts 8th & 9th Grade Academy- 9:00-2:00
-Thursday, November 30th, 2023 Muskogee High School- 9:00-2:00
The Homecoming Coronation will be part of Friday night’s varsity football game festivities at Rougher Village on October 6, 2023. The attendants will be presented at the Rougher’s Homecoming Parade, in downtown Muskogee at 2:30 P.M. The Parade staging area is at the corner of N. 6th St. and Denison Ave. The parade will start down Denison Ave, turning on N. 2nd St., and moving up W. Broadway St. where it will turn onto N. 6th St. reaching its finishing point a the Muskogee Civic Center.
Be sure to find your way to Downtown Muskogee on Friday, October 6th, 2023 at 2:30 to celebrate the Rougher's Homecoming and congratulate this year's Homecoming court. Below is a map showing the designated stage area, finish line, and the parade route.
For immediate release:
On Friday, October 6, 2023, Muskogee Public Schools will have an early release for all students. School sites will be released at the following times:
ECC - 12:30 PM
Elementary Schools and Sadler - 1:00 PM
RAA - 1:30 PM
MHS, RIA, 6/7 Academy, 8/9 Academy - 1:45 PM
There will be no student shuttles on Friday, October 6th.
Muskogee Public Schools will host the 2023 District Showcase on Friday, October 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to present recently renovated and newly built facilities throughout the district. The event will include tours and ribbon cuttings of the Fine Arts addition at Muskogee High School and the fully renovated Sadler Arts Academy. The event will culminate with a State of the District address from MPS Superintendent Dr. Jarod Mendenhall.
The U.S. Department of Education today recognized Muskogee Public School's Sadler Arts Academy among 353 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2023. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student groups on assessments.
Muskogee High School Athletics will recognize the 2023 Hall of Fame Inductees during halftime of the high school football game this Friday, September, 22. Muskogee will face Sand Springs at Rougher Village.
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The safety and security of Muskogee Public Schools’ students, employees, and fans remains the district’s top priority. In an effort to create an environment where all spectators can enjoy varsity football games with a sense of security and well-being, Muskogee Public Schools will implement the following additional safety and security measures beginning Friday, September 8, 2023.
Muskogee High School Football will face Enid for the 2023 season home opener on Friday, August 25 at 7 p.m. All home games this season will take place at the fully completed Rougher Village Stadium on the high school campus.
The following are frequently asked questions and additional information on how to arrive, enjoy the game, and return home safely.
The Oklahoma Caring Van will be at Muskogee 6th & 7th Grade Academy at Ben Franklin this Thursday, August 17 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. They will be providing immunizations to students at no cost. Parent or guardian must complete all paperwork.
Muskogee Public Schools has announced key dates and information regarding the start of the 2023-24 school year. Meet the Teacher events will take place throughout the district on Thursday, August 17 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The first day of class for all schools is Monday, August 21.
The Muskogee Public Schools Board of Education approved the appointment of two Muskogee High School site administrators for the upcoming 2023-24 school year during the regular board meeting on Tuesday, July 18.
Kinsey Cook, currently assistant principal at Muskogee High School, has been named principal of the high school. Brad Huddleston, currently life coach at the high school, has been named assistant principal at the high school.
Reserved football season tickets for the 2023 season will be available for purchase at the Rougher Spirit Store located inside the main entry to the new Rougher Village Arena on the campus of Muskogee High School.
Season ticket holders from last season will have the right of first refusal beginning Monday, July 24. On Monday, August 7, all non-purchased tickets will be available to the public.
Cherokee Elementary has been named one of 300 schools from 36 states across the country to receive a $5,000 grant through the Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries. This year, the Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries awarded $1.5 million in library grants this year.
A first in district history, two educators have been named the 2023 District Teacher of the Year. The decision results from an unbreakable tie following three rounds of evaluations where both Lakeya Anderson and Jeanette Vasquez demonstrated high levels of professionalism and a support of the district’s vision and goals.
Three Muskogee Public Schools teachers were awarded with top honors Friday night at the 22nd Annual Professional Oklahoma Educators Excellence in Education Awards Banquet in Oklahoma City.
Sadler Arts Academy is excited to announce the addition of new class sections in 7th and 8th grades for the upcoming 2023-24 school year. Applications are currently being accepted. The deadline to apply is Friday, May 26, 2023.
Muskogee High School senior Annalea Miller will receive special recognition during the annual Oklahoma Awards for Arts Excellence ceremony later this month. Miller is one of 132 juniors and seniors from throughout the state who will be individually honored for their remarkable talents. She will be awarded in the vocal music category.
Students at Muskogee High School were awarded $14,000 in scholarships at the Oklahoma State Science and Engineering Fair. The event took place March 24 and 25 on the campus of Oklahoma State University in Stillwater. The award results for MHS are as follows.
Students from the Muskogee High School robotics team will be among the first to represent the school in a debut appearance at a world tournament mid April in Houston, Texas. Building on more than a decade of award-winning competition at the state level, the team anticipates a strong performance at the competition.
Former Oklahoma Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister will serve as the keynote speaker for the upcoming Muskogee High School Real Okie Leadership Experience held at the new Rougher Village Arena on Wednesday, March 29.
Muskogee High School has announced the Class of 2023 Honor Graduates including the Stern Award Winner and McEntee Award Winner. All 20 honor graduates will be recognized during the graduation ceremony in May.
Students from the Muskogee High School robotics team will compete at the State Robotics Championship on the campus of Oklahoma State University later this month.
Three Muskogee High School seniors, Landren Martin, Alan Sargent, and Ryan Sherwood have scored a 30 or higher on the ACT test placing them in the top 6% of test takers nationwide.
The Muskogee High School Fine Arts Department is proud to present the 2023 All-School production of Emma, A Pop Musical March 2-5 at Muskogee Little Theater.
Within 90 days of its completion, Muskogee Public Schools will host the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region II Men’s and Women’s Division I Basketball Tournament at the new arena at Rougher Village. The tournament is part of the NJCAA championship events and will take place March 8 through March 11.
Muskogee Public Schools invites the community to attend the Rougher Village Arena Ribbon Cutting and Open House on Sunday, January 15 at 2 p.m. The event will include a brief program featuring remarks from MPS Superintendent Dr. Jarod Mendenhall, MPS School Board President Larry Stewart and City of Muskogee Mayor Marlan Coleman followed by an official ribbon cutting. Guests will have the opportunity to tour the facility and enjoy light refreshments. The event is free and open to the public.
Muskogee High School will host the Rougher Rally and Bonfire on Thursday, November 17 at 6 p.m. to generate excitement ahead of the varsity football quarter-final game. The event is free and open to the public. It will take place on the high school campus south of the softball field.
Muskogee High School Air Force JROTC Unit-071 brought home the first trophy in over 20 years from the Oklahoma State Color Guard Tournament. Composed of an all-female team, the MHS single gender team placed third in the state during the Saturday, October 29 competition. The MHS mixed gender team went 2-2 for their inaugural appearance at the competition.
The Muskogee Public Schools Department of Communication and Marketing has debuted a new visual representation of the district’s mascot. The Rougher Dog Emoji is an official extension of the district’s visual brand that allows the mascot to more fully embody and express the student body and appeal to younger students and upper class students alike.
Muskogee High School will host 13 bands and nearly 2000 students for the OSSAA East Regional Band Contest next week. The event will take place on the new high school field at Rougher Village on Wednesday, October 26.