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44 student athletes sign National Letters of Intent



2/3/2016 , to


Tulsa Public Schools


Gil Cloud


Class of 2016 signers Forty-three Tulsa Public Schools seniors signed their National Letters of Intent on Wednesday, Feb. 3, at the Education Service Center. The student-athletes represent eight TPS high schools.

Signing indicates a student-athlete's commitment to play for the college of their choice. Athletes in football, baseball, basketball, softball, volleyball and rowing signed Wednesday.

Signers included:

Central High School:

  • Chancey Boyd (Football; Langston University)
  • Devonte Houston (Football; Undecided)
  • Kionn Johnson (Football; Langston University)
  • Shemarr Robinson (Football; University of Tulsa)

East Central High School:

  • Larry Johnson (Football; Evangel University-Springfield, Mo.)
  • Houston Nipper (Football; Kansas Wesleyan University)

Edison Preparatory High School:

  • Alex Criddle (Football; Purdue University)
  • Scotty Gilkey (Football; Eastern Illinois University)
  • Lontrelle Miller (Football; Northeastern Oklahoma A&M)
  • Tony Williams (Football; Lindenwood University)

McLain High School for Science and Technology:

  • Joshua Jacobs (Football, University of Alabama)
  • Jelani Lewis (Football; Coe College-Cedar Rapids, Iowa)

Memorial High School:

  • Jaylon Alexander (Football; Northeastern Oklahoma A&M)
  • Trevor Boone (Baseball; Oklahoma State University)
  • Matthew Garroutte (Baseball; Redlands Community College)
  • Juwan Johnson (Football; Northeastern Oklahoma A&M)
  • Tre Knight (Football; Northeastern Oklahoma A&M)
  • James Lewis (Football; Oklahoma State University)
  • Isaiah Phillips (Football; Bacone College)

Will Rogers College High School:

  • Lazarus Liggins (Football; Langston University)
  • Jawane Mason (Football; Langston University)
  • Laquarious Taft (Football; Arkansas Tech University)
  • Brandon Ward (Football; Langston University)

Webster High School:

  • Brandon Barnes (Football; Southwestern College-Winfield, Kan.)
  • Kairee Cooks (Basketball; Rogers State College)
  • Greg Owens (Basketball; Southwestern Oklahoma State University)
  • Kuhmur Shannon (Football; Southwestern College-Winfield, Kan.)

Booker T. Washington High School:

  • Sarah Bateman (Volleyball; Drury University)
  • Tariq Bitson (Football; Northeastern Oklahoma A&M)
  • Marcus Brent (Football; Northwestern Oklahoma State University)
  • Taylor Carey (Softball; Pratt (Kan.) Community College)
  • Davin Gummere (Baseball; Eastern Oklahoma State College)
  • Jonathan Harris (Football; Southwestern Oklahoma State University)
  • Justice Hill (Football; Oklahoma State University)
  • Ashlyn Johnson (Rowing; University of Central Oklahoma)
  • Kyle Mayberry (Football; University of Kansas)
  • Reggie Mayes, Jr. (Football; Southwestern Oklahoma State University)
  • Taylan Nero (Volleyball; Oral Roberts University)
  • Taylor Sells (Womens basketball; University of Central Arkansas)
  • Marlon Stuart (Football; Langston University)
  • Elijah Vice (Football; Langston University)
  • Prentice Whittaker (Football; Langston University)
  • Dakari Willis (Football; Arkansas Tech University)
  • Julius Wilson (Football; Langston University)



Pre-K enrollment begins Feb. 1; elementary schools to host Pre-K Round-Up events

Updated 1/27/2016


2/1/2016 , to


Tulsa Public Schools


TPS Enrollment Center


event flier

Inscripciones de pre-k�nder inician el d�a primero de febrero; las primarias ayudar�n a pre-inscribir a los alumnos interesados

Tulsa Public Schools is launching a citywide campaign to promote early enrollment in the district's prekindergarten programs, offered at 46 school sites, most of which are free and full-day. Enrollment for Pre-K begins Feb. 1, with every elementary school site that offers Pre-K hosting a Round-Up event for parents and students from Feb. 2-4.

Pre-K Round-Up events allow parents and guardians with preschool-aged children the chance to see the district's prekindergarten programs in action before they enroll their child. Some sites' dates and hours may vary, so parents are urged to check with their school.

Prekindergarten enrollment is open to children who are at least 4 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2016. Tulsa Public Schools encourages families to enroll students as soon as possible, as Pre-K seats are limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. There are limited enrollment protections for neighborhood students, siblings of students already at the school and children of Tulsa Public Schools employees -- but these protections last only until March 30.

"Enrolling in Pre-K is one of the most important things parents can do to set their child up for success in school and beyond," said Deborah A. Gist, TPS superintendent. "We know that children who start early make substantial gains in reading, writing and math compared with students who did not participate in a prekindergarten program. I highly recommend that parents and guardians act quickly to secure a place for their child in our district's nationally- recognized Pre-K programs. We expect seats to be filled quickly."

Parents and guardians may enroll their Pre-K aged child through Tulsa Public Schools' online enrollment system, available at Alternatively, parents can visit the TPS Enrollment center, located at 2819 S. New Haven Ave., to enroll. Some elementary schools and TPS early childhood development centers can help parents with Pre-K enrollment. Parents should contact the site ahead of time to ensure that site has someone available to assist them.

Pre-kindergarten programs are available at the following schools: Academy Central; Anderson; Bell-Primary; Burroughs; Carnegie (morning only); Celia Clinton; Chouteau; Columbus; Cooper; ECDC-Bunche; ECDC-Porter; ECDC-Reed; Eisenhower*; Eliot (afternoon only); Emerson; Eugene Field; Grimes; Grissom; Hamilton; Hawthorne; Hoover; Jackson; Jones; Kendall-Whittier; Kerr; Key; Lanier; Lee; Lewis and Clark; Lindbergh; MacArthur; Mark Twain; Marshall; McClure; McKinley; Mitchell; Owen; Peary; Penn; Salk; Sequoyah; Skelly-Primary; Springdale; Whitman; Wright; and Zarrow*. (*Enrollment at Eisenhower or Zarrow International schools will include a fee due to federal funding limitations.)

In order to enroll their child, parents/guardians will need: 1) a government-issued photo ID; 2) the child's birth certificate; 3) proof of residence -- such as a utility or home phone bill or rental agreement; and 4) the child's immunization records.

If parents choose to enroll at the Enrollment Center, it is located just north of the Mason Education Service Center, off of 31st Street between Harvard and Yale avenues. The entrance is on the north side of the building (off 28th Street). Hours are 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, except for school holidays. Parents should arrive by 3:30 p.m. to ensure they can be helped that day.

For more information about enrollment call the Enrollment Center at 918-746-7500 or visit






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