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teacher girl
09-13-2007, 03:31 PM
interesting

I am also a WHs grad (95).........wonder what "label" the southmoore students will get stuck with HA HA HA

senfield57
11-15-2007, 12:31 PM
I am the new baseball coach at Southmoore and we will begin competing as a team next May against other high schools in the summer league. Uniforms will be Navy and Vegas Gold with Red as an accent color. Almost like Tulsa except the Gold is a little different.
The official spelling of the mascot is SaberCats. It appears about 90% of the players will come from Westmoore.

Intrepid
11-15-2007, 02:10 PM
I am the new baseball coach at Southmoore and we will begin competing as a team next May against other high schools in the summer league. Uniforms will be Navy and Vegas Gold with Red as an accent color. Almost like Tulsa except the Gold is a little different.
The official spelling of the mascot is SaberCats. It appears about 90% of the players will come from Westmoore.

Congrats! Have you coached within the Moore system before?

If all stays the same, my daughter should be at Southmoore in about 5 years. :) OMG...I can't believe how short of time that really is. YIKES!

senfield57
11-20-2007, 10:31 AM
No. I was in the Norman Public Schools for 14 years and was in Texas for three years before that. I have been at Mustang High School for the last 3 years. My wife teaches at Santa Fe Elementary which is just about a mile away. It is going to be a technologically advanced school with a lot of neat features. I have looked at the plans and it is a very impressive looking facility.

cindyl57
11-25-2007, 08:55 AM
It's funny how it's all band alum on here who have gone on to message board fame.

Well I am not a Band Alum, but my brother is. He graduated from Moore in 83??? I think...
Ed Jones...Married his High School Sweetheart. Cyndi Poindexter...Still together YIKES...That runs in our familys...Mike and I have been married since 1974...
We raised 3 Moorons...and they all attended Moore High..Now my Son and my daughters children are in the Moore school district and unless they move...My gkids will go to Moore High also..Gee...it is a generation thing...I grad in 75 and they were building the "New" Gymnasium and Swimming pool...Does WestMoore or SouthMoore have a pool as well????Just wondering..

Cindy

Intrepid
11-25-2007, 09:16 AM
No. I was in the Norman Public Schools for 14 years and was in Texas for three years before that. I have been at Mustang High School for the last 3 years. My wife teaches at Santa Fe Elementary which is just about a mile away. It is going to be a technologically advanced school with a lot of neat features. I have looked at the plans and it is a very impressive looking facility.

Santa Fe is where my daughter goes now. What grade does your wife teach?

Intrepid
11-25-2007, 09:19 AM
It's funny how it's all band alum on here who have gone on to message board fame.

Well I am not a Band Alum, but my brother is. He graduated from Moore in 83??? I think...
Ed Jones...Married his High School Sweetheart. Cyndi Poindexter...Still together YIKES...That runs in our familys...Mike and I have been married since 1974...
We raised 3 Moorons...and they all attended Moore High..Now my Son and my daughters children are in the Moore school district and unless they move...My gkids will go to Moore High also..Gee...it is a generation thing...I grad in 75 and they were building the "New" Gymnasium and Swimming pool...Does WestMoore or SouthMoore have a pool as well????Just wondering..

Cindy



Westmoore does not have a pool and I do not believe that Southmoore will have one either.

I'm not sure if this is still the case, but at one time Westmoore was using the OCCC swim complex as their "home pool" for swim meets, etc.

senfield57
11-25-2007, 10:25 AM
She is a sixth grade teacher.

russellc
12-04-2007, 02:27 PM
I read that Southmoore will be grades 9-12, will Moore & Westmoore be doing this as well.

Intrepid
12-04-2007, 02:44 PM
I read that Southmoore will be grades 9-12, will Moore & Westmoore be doing this as well.

That is correct. The jr high schools are going back to mid-high's, 7th and 8th grade.

sooner1racing
12-09-2007, 12:55 AM
will it be closed campus????

Intrepid
12-09-2007, 06:27 AM
will it be closed campus????

I haven't heard. The two high schools aren't closed campus now, are they?

I vaguely remember seeing many teenie-boppers crowding the local food establishments around lunch time, so I'm thinking that it's open campus now.

I can't imagine have a closed campus with that many kids.

bombermwc
12-13-2007, 12:07 PM
I would imagine they will do what Mid-Del did. Continue to let the 10-12 go off-campus, but require freshmen to stay on-campus. I don't know if the other Mid-Del highs did, but MWC altered the lunch schedules so that the freshmen don't have lunch at the same time as everyone else. Instead, they go to 3rd hour and halfway through have lunch and go back to 3rd hour. That way they don't mix the populations, and the cafeteria isn't big enough to handle everone anyway.

It works at MWC though because they built a new wing where the freshmen are isolated and don't normally interact with the 10-12 population anyway.

DVDFreaker
01-19-2008, 04:48 PM
I got a question, why did they decide to change the school, is there a reason for it?

I am a Westmoore graduate and yet I live a few blocks away, funny, my twin brother goes to Moore while I go to Westmoore but that is mainly because they have deaf program there since I am deaf and my brother is not

oneforone
01-20-2008, 12:59 AM
They did not change the school.... Moore is adding a third high school which will be named Southmoore. Moore and Westmoore are overcrowded. The new school is located just north of 164th and Santa Fe. It is scheduled to open this fall.

Once Southmoore is open all three high schools will handle 9th, 10th and 11th grade. I anticipate a new jr high will be built in the near future, that way each school will have two jr. highs feeding into it.

oneforone
01-20-2008, 01:10 AM
I haven't heard. The two high schools aren't closed campus now, are they?

I vaguely remember seeing many teenie-boppers crowding the local food establishments around lunch time, so I'm thinking that it's open campus now.

I can't imagine have a closed campus with that many kids.

Moore is open campus. They talked about going closed campus years ago and the businesses near the schools asked them to keep the campus open. Most of the restaurants from 119th and Western to 12th and Eastern Count on student business. Not to mention the Cafeterias at Moore and Westmoore were to small to handle 500 some odd students each lunch period. When I when I went to school there in 95 there where almost 2000 students and 125 faculty taking a 45 minunte lunch between 11 to 1:30.


Police from Moore and OKC can be seen all down that stretch during lunch hour. They do not play during lunch time in that area. If you get stopped by one of them you can almost guarantee your getting a ticket and god help you start trouble in a business.

kybrwallace
03-01-2008, 05:12 PM
Yea I was one of the students to give suggestion about the name.I cant wait to go to that school next year!

andimthomas
01-30-2009, 09:39 PM
So if anyone is wondering.....
Southmoore is a great facility. It is very state-of-the-art. There are thirteen computer labs, two gyms, eight cafeteria lines, a media center and an auditorium. It is very easy to get around and there's barely any congestion in the hallways. The building is very well thought out. A few problems here and there. The ceiling in the concourse leaks when there's a big rain. They forgot some air vents so in December they cut holes into the ceilings. We didn't have clocks until second semester. And the auditorium has been under construction for far too long. The only recognizable difference I see from September to right now in the auditorium is that they added a construction light in the entry.

AAC2005
02-03-2009, 10:02 AM
So if anyone is wondering.....


Are those your brand new stadium lights that I can see from West of Western Avenue?

Crikey! It looks like it's sitting in the middle of Stonemeadows!

andimthomas
02-03-2009, 04:55 PM
Haha. Yes. Those were put up around November and were completed this month. They're for the Softball and Baseball fields. I'm not sure if they go all the way back to the soccer and football field or not. I've never been that far back.
Lol. Southmoore seems like it just popped up out of nowhere.

Jesseda
02-04-2009, 08:03 AM
just curious is southmoore bigger than moore high? out of three highschools what sizes to you rank them from 1-3

andimthomas
02-04-2009, 02:29 PM
Moore is made up of multiple buildings. Some are two stories. So I don't know about Moore. But Westmoore and Southmoore are close to the same size. Southmoore is two stories. Westmoore is one, but it is really long. Really really long. Out of the three, Southmoore is the easiest to get around.

SOONER8693
02-04-2009, 06:15 PM
Westmoore is the largest of the 3 schools, student population wise. Southmoore only has around 200 seniors this year, but should go to full status next year. With that, Westmoore will still be the largest in student count. Southmoore does look very nice at first glance, but "state of the art". Not hardly. The district had to cut many corners due to lack of funding. It is very cheaply designed and constructed in many cases. I "work" in the district and talk to teachers at Southmoore on a weekly basis and there is widespread dissatisfaction and dissapointment with the entire situation. Teachers equate Southmoore now to an inner city school. They got the castoffs from Moore and Westmoore. Don't get me wrong, there are good kids and students there, but they are in the minority. The school was opened at least a year to early. Faculty not complete, building not complete, no books, no equipment in the science classes, no lockers, the list goes on and on. It has been a total, classic, clusterf**k from the beginning.

andimthomas
02-04-2009, 07:08 PM
Westmoore is the largest of the 3 schools, student population wise. Southmoore only has around 200 seniors this year, but should go to full status next year. With that, Westmoore will still be the largest in student count. Southmoore does look very nice at first glance, but "state of the art". Not hardly. The district had to cut many corners due to lack of funding. It is very cheaply designed and constructed in many cases. I "work" in the district and talk to teachers at Southmoore on a weekly basis and there is widespread dissatisfaction and dissapointment with the entire situation. Teachers equate Southmoore now to an inner city school. They got the castoffs from Moore and Westmoore. Don't get me wrong, there are good kids and students there, but they are in the minority. The school was opened at least a year to early. Faculty not complete, building not complete, no books, no equipment in the science classes, no lockers, the list goes on and on. It has been a total, classic, clusterf**k from the beginning.

I meant state-of-the-art as in electronic wise. Okay, glad someone mentioned the cheap construction. I almost forgot. If you look around the school, look at the detail, it's obvious that everything was rushed and slapped together. The materials used are very cheap. The classrooms are small. There are lots of hand-me-down materials and supplies. Like books, overheads, desks and such. Projectors are set on carts and rolled around. Why not mount them on the ceiling? Because Moore and Westmoore can't complain that Southmoore as everything and they don't. Some things are just plain ridiculous. Like the field house. They built it without consideration of many athletics. Football has everything they need. And the other sports have to share with each other. And there's offices for girl's soccer. But not boy's soccer. Ridiculous.

I'm not trying to sound ungreatful or anything. If they want this facility to be around for awhile, they should've waited one more year.

bombermwc
02-05-2009, 10:29 AM
Well it is a bond issue building. You can never get enough money together to build the entire school at once. You won't see a fully complete Southmoore for several years. That doesn't mean that they should have left a building empty without students though. The whole move was done in reflection to the requirement for 9th graders being at the high schools. There's a federal guideline about college preparation that was the driving force why districts like Mid-Del and Moore moved 9th graders up. Mid-Del actually did it intelligently by adding on to their 3 high schools, with very nice 9th grader wings that sort of isolate them some from the other classes...even with different bell schedules so they don't "intermingle".

Anyway, in moore, they built Southmoore because of the projections in growth of the student population in the district. Within 5 years, all 3 schools will be pushing the 2000 student mark. Items like the auditorium and athletic facilites aren't neccessary to educate the students. Heck, Moore still doesn't have an auditorium and won't until that bond issue has raised it's funds for construction....along with the funds for Westmoore's fieldhouse. The new OKCPS high school's had similar issues when they first opened, but they are being addressed.

Give the disrtict time folks. All they need is a few years so they have the money to do it. You can't blame them for not being able to get money together to complete the project perfectly. How often does anything government related happen on time and in budget? Plus there's still a 5th jr high that they are going to add. Once that shuffles all of the students around again. As I understand it, once the new jr. high is built, that's when they'll move the 6th graders up too.

I know we're not used to giving districts the benefit of the doubt, but it's just too soon to judge this situation. Maps for Kids had many more years to get funding built up before they started....and remember they are still in the process. There is a law that limits how much money you can put into a project in a bond issue, and it doesn't cover everything for a school. Think about how much it takes for a 6A school....desks, chairs, uniforms, band instruments, art supplies, computers, infrastructure, etc......millions more than is legal in a single election.

oneforone
02-05-2009, 01:08 PM
Well it is a bond issue building. You can never get enough money together to build the entire school at once. You won't see a fully complete Southmoore for several years. That doesn't mean that they should have left a building empty without students though. The whole move was done in reflection to the requirement for 9th graders being at the high schools. There's a federal guideline about college preparation that was the driving force why districts like Mid-Del and Moore moved 9th graders up. Mid-Del actually did it intelligently by adding on to their 3 high schools, with very nice 9th grader wings that sort of isolate them some from the other classes...even with different bell schedules so they don't "intermingle".

Anyway, in moore, they built Southmoore because of the projections in growth of the student population in the district. Within 5 years, all 3 schools will be pushing the 2000 student mark. Items like the auditorium and athletic facilites aren't neccessary to educate the students. Heck, Moore still doesn't have an auditorium and won't until that bond issue has raised it's funds for construction....along with the funds for Westmoore's fieldhouse. The new OKCPS high school's had similar issues when they first opened, but they are being addressed.

Give the disrtict time folks. All they need is a few years so they have the money to do it. You can't blame them for not being able to get money together to complete the project perfectly. How often does anything government related happen on time and in budget? Plus there's still a 5th jr high that they are going to add. Once that shuffles all of the students around again. As I understand it, once the new jr. high is built, that's when they'll move the 6th graders up too.

I know we're not used to giving districts the benefit of the doubt, but it's just too soon to judge this situation. Maps for Kids had many more years to get funding built up before they started....and remember they are still in the process. There is a law that limits how much money you can put into a project in a bond issue, and it doesn't cover everything for a school. Think about how much it takes for a 6A school....desks, chairs, uniforms, band instruments, art supplies, computers, infrastructure, etc......millions more than is legal in a single election.

Moore already has five Jr. Highs, West, Brink, Highland East, Highland West and Central. The sixth will most likely be placed down south near Southmoore. You right as far as the rest of your post is concerned. I attended Moore Schools from K-12. They will not disappoint in the end the school will have everything they intended it to have.

SOONER8693
02-05-2009, 03:35 PM
Westmoore is setting at about 2100 students this year.

andimthomas
02-05-2009, 05:23 PM
The school district has two elementary and two jr. highs planned. They already have the land, too. Now they just need to get out of the Southmoore debt.

SOONER8693
02-06-2009, 04:18 PM
The financial person at Southmoore was escorted out of the building by the ass't sup on Wednesdy and given x number of days to get his stuff out of the building. Evidently bills were not being payed and the finances of SHS could be a serious mess.

andimthomas
12-21-2009, 11:10 AM
Looks like the new elementary school south of Southmoore is progressing nicely.