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Weathering The Storm: Aria Vargyas

After losing her two younger sisters in the devastating 2013 tornado that ravaged Moore, Oklahoma, Aria Vargyas '27 has turned tragedy into passion, pursuing a degree in meteorology at Texas A&M in their honor with the goal of improving storm forecasting to prevent future weather disasters and loss of lives.

Annual Little and Big Cat Games a Huge Success
  • District
  • Elementary
  • High School
  • Junior High

MPS Special Olympians are all champions and showed off their skills and talents last week during the Little Cat and Big Cat Games. They traveled to the Moore High School gym and MPS stadium to compete in multiple physical challenges. Students ran races, shot free throws, played Bocce and horse, caught softball grounders, ran bases, and they all played their hearts out.

  • Big Cat Games
  • Little Cat Games
  • Special Olympians
OERB Names Cline as Top 20 Teacher

Red Oak 6th Grade Teacher Dr. Stephanie Cline was named a Top 20 Teacher for 2023-24 by Oklahoma Oil and Natural Gas this week and was surprised during class to the delight of her students and colleagues.

Solar Eclipse - April 8, 2024

Thousands of MPS students enjoyed Monday's solar eclipse - thank you to their teachers and principals for taking pictures and providing time for them to experience such a rare event!

Teacher group
  • District
  • Personnel

Moore Public Schools, in partnership with Kelly Education, will host two substitute teacher sign-up events at the Administrative Services Center on April 11. 

  • Substitute Teachers
  • Substitutes
Big Cat Idol 2024

Dr. Romines and executive team members David Peak, Michelle McNear and Dr. Kim Heard served as Idol judges during the morning’s event as Special Olympians from Moore, Westmoore, and Southmoore high schools showed off their singing, dancing, and musical talents. It’s so wonderful to see and hear our Big Cat Idol contestants get on the big stage and shine!

Dr. Robert Romines with wife Traci Romines
  • Administration
  • District

The Moore Chamber of Commerce held its annual Salute to Excellence at the First United Bank in Moore on Feb. 29. MPS Superintendent Dr. Robert Romines was honored as the 2024 Citizen of the Year.

  • Awards
  • Moore Chamber
OSSM Honors Moore Educators
  • High School
  • Moore High School
  • Southmoore High School
  • Westmoore High School

Congratulations, Moore High Choir Director Lynn Herbel, Westmoore Career Counselor Sharee Ferguson, and Southmoore AP Calculus Teacher Michelle Hurt who were honored at the 2024 OSSM Inspiring Teacher Awards!

Signing Day
  • Athletics
  • Moore High School
  • Westmoore High School

Congratulations to all of our amazing Moore High and Westmoore athletes who signed with their colleges yesterday! Students, MPS is excited for you to continue your education as well as your athletic career.

Finn Family - South Metro Standard cover story

Wrestling put the Finn family on the map in Oklahoma. But it is how John and Nancy Finn lived their lives that set up their five sons for success.

Teacher with flowers
  • District

Five Moore Public Schools teachers were honored today as finalists for the 2023-24 District Teacher of the Year with the winner to be announced during the Excellence in Education Ceremony in April.

  • Awards
  • Teacher of the Year
Buddy the Elf Visits SHS!
  • High School
  • Southmoore High School

"I love smiling! Smiling is my favorite!" 

And that's exactly what Buddy the Elf did when visiting the SuperCats at Southmoore High School during their holiday party before winter break. Read more.

Boy serving coffee
  • District
  • Moore Love

The owners of Not Your Average Joe, a growing Oklahoma coffee business, pride themselves on not only the exceptionalism of their coffee but also the exceptionalism of the people in their shops.

TOY Graphic
  • District
  • Elementary
  • High School
  • Junior High
  • Moore High School
  • Southmoore High School
  • Westmoore High School

MPS announced the 2023-2024 Teachers of the Year, each representing their current school site.

  • Teachers of the Year
Bus Driver Info
  • District

Moore Public Schools raised the hourly rate of pay for its bus drivers to $17 and driver hopefuls can receive paid training as they work toward passing their Class B CDL License.

  • Bus Drivers
  • Transportation
WHS Student Earns Award
  • High School
  • Westmoore High School

Westmoore High School junior Annan "Glory" Karim was honored with induction into the Oklahoma Scholastic Esports Hall of Fame last month for establishing and growing the first esports team at Moore Public Schools, the fourth-largest district in the state.

  • esports
Food Truck
  • Child Nutrition
  • District

Moore Public Schools will offer its annual Summer Food Fest meal options at various school sites from May 30 to June 30. Any person 18 and under may eat free of charge.

  • Food Fest
  • MPS Food Truck
  • Summer Meal Options
group of HWJH yearbook students
  • Junior High

Jostens recently announced that Highland West’s yearbook program has achieved the Jostens 2023 National Yearbook Program of Excellence award at the Gold Level.

  • Awards
  • HWJH
  • Highland West
  • Yearbook
EvenMoore_CareerExpo2023 graphic
  • CareerTech
  • District
  • High School

MPS Juniors will attend the 2023 Career Expo April 27 and have the opportunity to explore careers, ask questions of industry experts and consider the education and certifications needed for particular jobs.

  • CareerTech
  • Events
Zachary Hays WHS Basketball
  • Athletics
  • High School

Seniors Evan Barber and Zachary Hays have achieved something that only one other student at Westmoore has – they each scored their 1000th point as members of the Jags varsity basketball team.

  • Basketball
  • WHS
  • Westmoore
Southmoore Softball Coaches
  • Athletics

Brothers and softball coaches Jason and James Lingo have left their mark on Southmoore High School. Both slow-pitch and fast-pitch teams are consistent yearly championship contenders with slow-pitch winning their most recent championship in 2022 and fast-pitch in 2021.

  • SHS
  • Softball
  • Southmoore
Reese Voegele Moore High School
  • Athletics
  • High School
  • Moore High School

MHS senior Reese Voegele recently learned he is a National Merit Finalist after already earning a perfect 36 on the ACT. He attributes his success to three things: his family, his teachers, and most of all, personal discipline.

  • Baseball
  • MHS
  • Moore High School
Moore Council PTA team
  • District

Moore Public Schools congratulates its students who won Reflections Awards and also Cindy Lowe and Tasuna Kelly who were honored as Pat Henry Award winners during the Moore Council PTA's annual Founders Day event.

  • Awards
  • Pat Henry Award
Teacher with kids
  • District
  • High School

The Oklahoma Teacher Connection at the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education has financial opportunities for high school students interested in becoming educators through their Oklahoma Future Teacher Scholarship & Employment Incentive Program: Inspired to Teach.

  • College
  • OSDE
  • Scholarship
Hands holding iPad
  • District

 Moore Public Schools is recycling its student-used iPads this semester and MPS families can request a single device for $50. The online request form is open from Feb. 14 -26, 2023.

  • iPad
Group of teachers smiling
  • District
  • Personnel

Moore Public Schools invites all new and seasoned teachers to an evening job fair and dinner at 6 p.m. on Feb. 23 at Southmoore High School.

  • Events
  • Job Fair
Basketball Coach Abby Chafey
  • Athletics
  • Westmoore High School

It’s the beginning of a new era for Westmoore Lady Jaguars’ basketball as head coach Abby Chafey enters her first season. She has already made a symbolic impact on the program.

  • Basketball
  • WHS
TOY Graphic
  • District
  • Elementary
  • High School
  • Junior High

Moore Public Schools announced the 2022-2023 Teachers of the Year, each representing their current school site.

  • Teachers of the Year
  • District

Students and teachers earned high honors - including two full scholarships to Rose State College - during the annual South Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce Excellence in Education Banquet yesterday at Moore Norman Technology Center’s South Penn Campus.

  • Awards
Moore Love logo
  • District
  • Moore Love

Moore Public Schools has announced the list of beneficiaries for this year’s Moore Love fundraising initiative, with all donations going directly to the nonprofits after final collections are completed on Feb. 28, 2022.

  • Moore Love
Brink JH Staff
  • Junior High

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister applauds six schools in Oklahoma recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools, including Moore Public Schools' Brink Junior High.

  • Awards
  • Brink
  • Brink Junior High
  • National Blue Ribbon School

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