LONGHORN NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Morning Elementary drop-off location changed
With the opening of the new school, the drop-off location for Alex Elementary students will be changed for the remainder of the school year. Students should be dropped off at the south doors of the school commons (gym and multipurpose area) beginning on February 12, 2018. Elementary pick-up procedures will NOT change.
Kick up your heels to celebrate Valentine's Day!
February 2018 Counselor's Bulletin now available
Alex Counselor Bulletins feature continually updated information for students seeking additional education and/or training after high school. The bulletin includes information about when and how to obtain your high school transcript from the Alex Counselor, upcoming ACT test dates, tips on arranging a college visit, scholarship opportunities and much more.
Read the 2017 Alex Counselor Bulletin here or find it on the Higher Ed page of this site.
February 2018 Bulletin
December Elementary Students of the Month recognized for Kindness
December Elementary Students of the Month Abigail McKee, Luke McCauley, Timber Linton, Bentley Reeves, Lorelei Walthall and McKenna Stewart were feted with lunch at the Alex Community Center on February 8, 2018. These students were recognized for exhibiting the character trait of kindness!
Alex students participate in local stock show
These Alex 4-H and FFA members showed their animals at the local Alex Stock Show held on February 10, 2018.
Honor Choir conducts first performance in new gym
Recap of Basketball Senior Night 2018
On February 6, 2018, Alex Senior basketball players and Drum Line participants were recognized during the first ever Senior Night activities held in the new Alex School.
Alex turns out for first basketball game in new gym
On February 6, 2018, Alex residents packed the new gymnasium to watch the Alex High School girls basketball team play the first game on the new court. The event opened with a raucous playing of "Oklahoma" that got the crowd on their feet before the girls run-out was preceded by a short video display from the ceiling video scoreboard. Senior Hailey Morris scored the first official goal in the new gym. The earliest Alex graduate present, WA Graves, class of 1954, was awarded season tickets to next year's games.
Basketball enters Regionals in runner-up bracket
After finishing regular-season play with a set of wins against Gracemont in their first game in the new Alex School gymnasium, Alex girls and boys basketball began playoff competition at Arapaho. The Alex girls won against Arapaho-Butler and the Alex boys defeated Tipton on February 9, 2018, to advance to the District Championship but both teams lost on February 10, sending the teams on to Regionals in their respective runner-up brackets.
Area III Regional play will be held at Alex on February 15, 2018. The Alex girls will play Burns Flat-Dill City at 1:30 and the boys will play Snyder at home at 3:00 pm.
View the Class A, Area III girls basketball bracket here.
View the Class A, Area III boys basketball bracket here.
Above, Seniors Cristen Alcorn (left) and Hailey Morris (right) play offense against Arapaho-Butler in the first round of girls Districts on February 9, 2018, at Arapaho. Below, Junior Kooper Boatwright (left) works the offense and Junior Nik Venable (right) snatches the ball during the Alex v. Tipton first round boys District game, also played on February 9 at Arapaho.
Alex meets 2018 Coaches v. Cancer fundraising goal
After a week of Coaches v. Cancer fundraising activities, Alex School met their goal of raising $7500 for the American Cancer Society. Congratulations, Longhorns!
At the conclusion of Coaches v. Cancer week on February 2, 2018, the Alex chapter of Technology Students of America (TSA), represented by Carson Mainka in the photo above, received an award for most funds raised. Alex boys basketball, represented by Coach Byrne, was also recognized for the amount of money donated.
First National Bank supports Alex School
During the Alex v. Walters basketball games at Alex on January 26, 2018, Paige Vernon, Cerissa Jones, Erin Garcia and Holly Otey of the Alex Branch of the First National Bank and Trust of Chickasha presented a check in the amount of $2870 to Alex School. The contribution was funded by donations made by the First National Bank for each use of the Alex Longhorn Spirit debit card.
360-degree views of new school facilities
Take a virtual reality tour of the new Alex School facilities right here on the school website. If you are viewing this 360 photograph on a traditional computer, use your mouse to pan and zoom the image. On a tablet or phone, use your finger to pan, and pinch and counter-pinch to zoom in or out. This view of the new gymis available on any Google map by searching for the Alex Junior-Senior High School and then enabling Google Street View. The photograph is VR headset ready and can be viewed in 3D and panned by gyroscope using any modern mobile phone inserted into any VR headset from a Google Cardboard viewer to an Oculus Rift. Give it a try!
New Alex School multipurpose room:
New Alex School gym: