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Po-Hi Academic Team earns place in State Tournament

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The Ponca City High School Academic Team competed in the Area Academic Bowl Tournament held in Stillwater on January 16, 2021. The team defeated Edmond Santa Fe in their second round. They lost to Area Champion Stillwater in the third round and defeated Deer Creek (Edmond) in the 5th round to secure their spot in the State Tournament being held on February 6, 2021 in El Reno, Oklahoma. The Po-Hi students who competed in the competition were Savannah Valgora (10th), Ryan Turnipseed (12th), Robert Donelson (12th), and Nikolas Hoecker (12th). The Po-Hi Academic Team coach is Mr. Delwin Bartlett.
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PCPS COVID-19 Update: 1/18/21

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• PCPS appreciates the inperson instructional time we had last week; however, as expected there were many close contact quarantines at PO-HI and several elementary classrooms transitioned to Distance Learning. PO-HI will remain on Distance Learning due to a high number of staff affected by COVID-19 and will return to in-person learning on Monday, 1.25.2021. Several elementary classrooms are scheduled to return to in-person learning on Monday and Tuesday of this week. Teachers will keep parents informed.
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Happenings

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Ponca City Gospel Jubilee to feature Naomi Hap Edwards January 23rd at 6:30 the Ponca City Gospel Jubilee will feature Naomi Hap Edwards. Naomi will be bringing a program of southern gospel style music as well as sharing Gods word and testimony.
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Police Blotter

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Pursuit/Arrest— A caller advised on Thursday at 12:01 a.m. that a black 4X4 truck had shot at the caller while he was driving and that the subject had also shot at a bigger white truck that was hauling dirt. The driver of the white truck had also called Dispatch advising that the subject in the black truck was a male and was shooting at him at the intersection of Hubbard and Ranch Drive. This pursuit was transferred to the Kay County Sheriff’s Department and the pursuit was initiated and eventually came to a stop at the intersection of 14th street and Otoe in front of Sonic. Stephen Hogan, out of California, was arrested and transported to jail. A report was taken.
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First Lutheran School 2nd quarter Honor Roll

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The Principal’s Honor Roll consists of students receiving A’s (4.0 gpa) in all subject areas. The Teacher’s Honor Roll is for students with A’s and B’s (3.0 gpa or higher) in all curriculum areas. Both Honor Rolls also require that students have no misconduct marks. School personnel feel that attitude, study habits, and willingness to work with stu dents and teachers contribute in the educational process.
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Ice storm debris put to use for crappie dock fishing structure

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Tree limb debris from the October ice storm is being put to good use by North Central Region (NCR) Fisheries personnel to create fishing structures under the new heated crappie dock at Lake Ponca. NCR Fisheries personnel contacted the City of Ponca City to make certain it was okay to remove downed tree limbs and to collect enough to install a brush pile beneath the fishing dock.