Location | Bus Routes | Faculty | Enrollment | Parent Involvement | Student Progress | Bell Schedules | Facilities | Cafeteria | Library
Howe is in LeFlore County in Oklahoma's Kiamichi Country, 8 miles south of Poteau, with a view of Cavanal Mountain. At 1,999 feet Cavanal is often called the "world's highest hill".

Howe is 5 miles north of Heavener, gateway to the Ouachita National Forest and Talimena Drive.

Howe is 4 miles east of the recreation area at the dam of Lake Wister State Park.

HPS Maps Page       Wikipedia Page
Bus Routes
Rules for Bus Riders

Bus #3 - Gene Davis

Bus #6 - Inez Hall

Bus #7 - Travis Cook

There is a "town" route in the afternoon only. (Rachel Brown)

Other certified drivers:
Scott Parks, Sandee Cross, Brooks Cawhorn, Troy Dyer, Amy Donathan, Chris Brown, Rachel Brown, Brandie Lovell, and John Sockey.

Faculty and Staff
The district employs 40 certified faculty and 15 non-certified staff.

15 teachers have masters degrees and one is National Board Certified.

HPS Phone and Web Page List
Student Enrollment
District student enrollment for October of 2008 was 486:
  • PK through 8 - 324 students
  • 9 through 12 - 162 students
Other LeFore County Schools

Parent & Community Involvment
Howe Public Schools holds regular parent-teacher conferences and community involvement nights. Check the district calendar.

A parent-teacher conference is a scheduled opportunity for parents to meet with teachers to discuss the day-to-day applications of the School-Parent Compact.

Parent/Community involvement nights provide and informative and entertaining evening with parents, students, faculty, and the entire community. These programs have some type of theme and are designed for group interactions and fun more than one-on-one conferencing.

Student Progress
Student grades are averaged on a semester basis. The progress report schedule for each building can be found in the appropriate student handbook.

Students must maintain their academic standing to be able to participate in extracurricular activities. Tutoring is provided by certified staff for both middle school and high school students.

Students and parents have 24/7 access to grades through the PowerSchool Internet Server. Call Mrs Parks (658-3666 ex 408) for a user name and password.

Building Bell Schedules
Grade School   (PK - 5)
Breakfast 7:45 - 8:00
Classes Begin
Lunch - PK & K 10:55 & 11:00
Lunch - 4th 11:15 - 11:30
Lunch - 1st 11:30 - 11:50
Lunch - 2nd 12:00 - 12:40
Lunch - 3rd 12:10 - 12:40
Lunch - 5th 12:20 - 12:55
Recess - 4th 11:00 - 11:15
Recess - 2nd & 3rd 12:20 - 12:40
Recess - 5th & 3rd 12:40 - 12:55
Classes End
Middle School   (6 - 8)
Breakfast 7:45 - 8:00
First Period 8:05 - 9:00
Second Period 9:05 - 10:00
Third Period 10:05 - 10:55
Fourth Period 11:00 - 11:45
Lunch 11:40 - 12:15
Fifth Period 12:20 - 1:05
Sixth Period 1:10 - 1:55
Seventh Period 2:00 - 2:45
High School   (9 - 12)
Breakfast 8:00 - 8:15
First Period 8:20 - 9:05
Second Period 9:10 - 10:00
Third Period 10:05 - 10:55
Fourth Period 11:00 - 11:45
Fifth Period 11:50 - 12:35
Lunch 12:35 - 1:05
Sixth Period 1:10 - 1:55
Seventh Period 2:00 - 2:45
alarm clock
The HPS campus consists of ten buildings, all with full wireless connectivity to the local intranet and the World Wide Web.

The Professional Development Center, renovated in 2004, contains a video conferencing/training room, business computers room, two other classrooms, and two offices. There are twenty five i-Mac computers in the amphitheater-style conference room, with complete distance learning and video conferencing capabilities. The business computer room has 20 i-Mac computers and another classroom has state-of-the-art video production and broadcasting equipment.

Note: Computer servers in the "PDC" have a capacity of over two terabytes, enough to store the print contents of two university research libraries.
A new gymnasium was completed in 2006, with a severe weather safe room for the school and community. The gym has stadium chair seating for 600 and features a giant projection screen above the court and two flat screens in the lobby. Games and events are broadcast through closed circuit on the three screens and on the Internet with live streaming video.

The baseball and softball fields are located two miles west of campus on Main Street. (map) The softball field was constructed in 2005 with restroom and concession facilities added between the two fields in 2007. Lights have recently been added to the softball field.

The current project is renovation of the auditorium to provide a modern space for assemblies and plays, with additional classroom space.

A bond has been passed to upgrade the high school building. This project will include some changes in the existing building and adding a classroom annex to the south. The elevation dirt work was done for the annex during the winter of 2008, with construction to begin later in the year.

Future plans are to upgrade the ag-ed facilities, including an off-campus school farm and show ring.

Local citizens are encouraged to use the facilities. See guidelines.

HPS Campus Map
The cafeteria is part of the "lower elementary" building. It is actually a "cafetorium", serving as a room for assemblies and programs as well as a cafeteria.

The cafeteria director is Paulette Kersh. Cafeteria workers include Gene Davis, Patricia Davis, Coleen Ford (Sub: Sara Spencer), and Bonnie Wilson.

Meal Prices:

- Elementary/Secondary Lunch   $1.50
- Reduced Cost Student Lunch   $0.40
- Adult Lunch   $1.50
- Adult Breakfast   $1.25
- All Student Breakfasts     Free

Library/Media Center
The Library/Media Center, located in the "middle school" building, plays an integral part in the education and development of our students. It is equipped with ten Internet capable computers, the latest in audio/visual learning tools, and books ranging from research reference to leisure reading.

The certified media specialist is Amy Donathan and Cammie Thomas is the library aide.

Buckley Public Library in Poteau
internet public library
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