School Board Meeting draws crowds, quickly deflates
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School Board Meeting draws crowds, quickly deflates

Featured image: supporters of Bobby Alfred gather for a photo after the board meeting. UPDATE: We’ve confirmed that the next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, June 23rd at 9am. It will be held at the Washington Administration Center, located at 511 E Lee. It was over almost as soon as it began. The meeting was scheduled for…

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Letter to the Editor: “You cannot be a leader if nobody is following you”

Editor’s Note: This letter was originally published to The Sapulpa Daily Herald’s weekend edition. It has been republished here with permission from it’s author. — I was upset to read of the loss of one of our most respected leaders, Mr. Bobby Alfred, Principal of Holmes Park Elementary.  For more than 42 years, Mr. Alfred…

What’s going to happen at Monday’s Board Meeting
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What’s going to happen at Monday’s Board Meeting

We previously published that the outrage at the resignation of Holmes Park Elementary Principal Bobby Alfred had driven the school board to schedule an executive session to discuss whether or not to make a statement and/or a possible vote on the situation. Though the agenda has not changed, we did make some implications that are…

Concern over Alfred’s resignation letter gives way to an “executive session”
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Concern over Alfred’s resignation letter gives way to an “executive session”

When Sapulpa Times and The Sapulpa Daily Herald both published Holmes Park Elementary Principal Bobby Alfred’s resignation letter on the same day, it ignited a fire of passionate responses from the community that had only good things to say about the 42-year veteran educator. Thursday morning, the day after the letter was released to the…

Holmes Park Principal Alfred reveals his reasons for retiring in resignation letter
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Holmes Park Principal Alfred reveals his reasons for retiring in resignation letter

On June 9th, just a few weeks after finishing the formal 2015-2016 school year, Holmes Park Elementary Principal Bobby Alfred, who has dedicated the last 42 years of his life to Sapulpa Public Schools, unexpectedly resigned. A tenure as long as his—with 35 years of it being in administration—gave ample reason for retiring. His resignation…

Band Director taking Sapulpa Public Schools to places they haven’t been in a long time
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Band Director taking Sapulpa Public Schools to places they haven’t been in a long time

The Sapulpa High School Band has had no shortage of successes this year. If you weren’t following for the last several years, it might seem as though they’ve become something of an overnight success. Of course Band Director Craig Amendt knows that’s simply not true. It’s taken years of hard work and dedication from him,…

The essentials on Sapulpa’s 2016 Graduation tonight
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The essentials on Sapulpa’s 2016 Graduation tonight

Where to go, and where to see it: Sapulpa High School Graduation is Friday May 20th at 7:30pm, in Collins Stadium. Graduation is tomorrow, Friday, 5/20, 7:30pm, Collins Stadium. #classof2016 #chieftains — Sapulpa Public Schools (@SapulpaDistrict) May 19, 2016 Can’t make it to the actual graduation? Not worry, it’ll be broadcast live: http://sapulpachieftains.tv/2016/05/20/2016-graduation See photos of…