ACADEMIC CONTEST AND COMPETITIVE EVENTS OR EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
Any student who is regularly enrolled, who has attended at least ninety percent of the days school has been in session, who is scholastically eligible, and who is not under discipline from the office may represent our school in competitions or academic activities that are on his/her grade level. Only those students who have been declared eligible through the principal's office will be permitted to represent our school at academic, fine arts, athletic events, extra curricular, or all other school sponsored activities with their designated coach at a pre-approved competition.
The following situations place students under disciplinary action by the principal:
1. Truancy and/or excessive absences,
2. Dismissal from class because of misconduct;
3. Poor sportsmanship on the campus or in school-sponsored activity or contest.
Scholastic Eligibility Rule:
1. ELIGIBILITY AT BEGINNING OF SEMESTER. According to OSSAA and board policy all 6tth, 7th and 8th grade students must have received passing grades in the five basic subjects during the last semester attended. A student who does not meet this requirement is ineligible to participate for a six-week period. If the student is passing all subjects at the end of six weeks, he/she regains his/her eligibility and may participate.
2. ELIGIBILITY DURING SEMESTER. At the end of the third week of each semester and each week thereafter, scholastic eligibility will be checked and is cumulative during each semester. A student must be passing in all subjects he/she is enrolled in during a semester. If a student is not passing all subjects, he/she will be placed on probation for the next one-week period. The ineligibility period will begin on Monday and end Sunday. If the student is not passing in all subjects at the end of the one-week probation, he/she will be ineligible to participate in competition the following week. Eligibility will be regained when the student is passing in all subjects.
The Student Council is made up of representatives elected by secret ballot, and 4 students are selected to be members at large. The election will be held by the end of the fourth week of the first semester for 6th graders only. 7th and 8th grade elections are held during the last month of school for the following school year. The purpose of the Student Council is to create higher ideals in citizenship and scholarship. Other aims of the council are:
1. To guide and, in a measure, control student activities and politics.
2. To create a better social atmosphere, to encourage true school spirit, and to build up strong
3. To develop a sense of civic responsibility.
4. To train for constructive living and future service in democracy.
5. To develop personality.
6. To train in independence of thought and action.
The Student Council consists of eighteen members divided as follows:
1. President - from eighth grade class.
2. Vice President - from seventh grade class.
3. Four students from eighth grade class.
4. Four students from seventh grade class.
5. Four students from sixth grade class.
6. One member of the faculty from the Middle School.
7. The Middle School principal is an ex-officio member.
8. Four delegates at large.
A Student Council representative must be passing in all curricular and extra-curricular subjects and have a total average of “C” in scholarship during the preceding semester. During the term of office, each representative must have no nine-week or semester grade lower than a “C”.
The president of the Student Council must be a member of the eighth grade and must have a “B” average for the preceding semester. During the term of office, the president must have no nine-week or semester grade lower than a “B”.
The vice president of the Student Council must be a member of the seventh grade and must have a “B” average for the preceding semester. During the term of office, the vice president must have no nine-week or semester grade lower than a “B”.
THE NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY
The purpose of the National Junior Honor Society is to stimulate scholarship, citizenship, service, leadership, and character among the students of the secondary schools of our nation.
Only seventh and eighth grade students are eligible for membership in this organization. The qualities stated above are used as a basis by the faculty for selecting the membership. The Poteau Chapter is an honored organization at our school and any student who becomes a member has reason to be proud.
To be eligible for membership a student must:
1. Have been in attendance at PKMS the equivalent of one semester prior to selection
2. Be a seventh or eighth grader
3. Have a GPA of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale
4. Complete an Information Form
5. Be recommended by the Faculty Council
A current member of NJHS must meet these requirements to be considered for membership the following year:
1. Attend 70% of the meetings
2. Earn 1 hour of service points per nine weeks through service at PKMS
3. Eighth grade members who do not complete service points and attend 70% of the meetings will be asked at the end of the year to return or pay for their NJHS pins, 1/2 price for service points, 1/2 price for attendance.
Students who move into the district and were members of honor society at his/her previous school will become members of PKMS NJHS upon receipt of a letter from the former principal.
OKLAHOMA JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY
The purpose of the Oklahoma Junior Honor Society is to promote high standards of scholarship among the students in Oklahoma. Ten percent of the student body making the highest scholastic marks in school may be nominated.
THE SUPERINTENDENT'S HONOR ROLL
The Superintendent's Honor Roll is published at the end of each semester. To be placed on this list the student must have straight “A’s” equaling a 4.0 GPA in all subjects for the semester.
THE PRINCIPAL'S HONOR ROLL
The Principal’s Honor Roll is published at the end of each semester. To be placed on this list the student must have a “B” or better in all subjects for the semester.
Certificate awards are given for perfect attendance, participation in service groups, competitive athletics, and outstanding student in each grade for each subject.