Caney Valley Public Schools

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Caney Valley Public Schools, in partnership with Oklahoma GEAR UP, continues to celebrate ongoing success in helping students and families prepare for college. Caney Valley works directly with GEAR UP to provide early intervention services and strategies for approximately 324 students in grades seven through 12. GEAR UP activities with Caney Valley include teacher training in school leadership, school data analysis and planning, advanced science and math teaching strategies, creating a college going culture, counseling for college readiness, working with students from special populations and more. Students and their families from all grade levels receive information on college planning and how to apply for financial aid.

Caney Valley also offers College App Week each fall so students can appy to college with onsite, knowledgable assistance. A parent group from Caney Valley also participated in the GEAR UP Parent Leadership Academy designed to equip parents as leaders and advocates for their school. The PLA team was awarded $11,000 in partnership support funds for the Infinity Program which helped provide technology and other classroom needs in the district. Students also participate in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) opportunities such as GEAR UP U on college campuses and rookie camps that welcome them to high school by introducing them to the campus, student body and the expecations of high school before the school year begins.


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    Caney Valley students attended GEAR UP University at Rogers State University in Claremore.

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    Caney Valley student, Timmy Brinegan, at Connors State College GEAR UP Summer Insitute 2013.

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    Caney Valley Superintendent Rick Peters at GEAR UP professional training.

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    Caney Valley educators at GEAR UP professional training.


News & Events

CLAREMORE --- Caney Valley High School students, Jesse Kelly-Lewis and Ryan Przybysz-Szentes, recently participated in Oklahoma GEAR UP University Appreciating Real World Technology (ART) at Rogers State University in Claremore. The program, provided by Oklahoma GEAR UP, offered students an opportunity to build leadership skills and use exciting exploratory technologies to improve math and science abilities

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2013 Oklahoma GEAR UP Highlight Reel

  • Caney Valley Students Eligible to attend GEAR UP University this Summer


    Students from Oklahoma GEAR UP’s 24 school districts who are entering the ninth – 12th grade in fall 2014 are eligible to apply to GEAR UP University, an exclusive summer academic and leadership program offered during June 2014. GEAR UP University is free and offered at Connors State College, Warner, and Rogers State University, Claremore. This weeklong program introduces students to careers in science, technology, engineering and math and also trains them to be leaders in their school and community. Students stay on a college campus and experience what it takes to be a successful college student after high school.

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  • Caney Valley Seniors Apply for College During College App Week


    High school seniors at Caney Valley Public Schools have the unique opportunity to submit college admission applications with support from knowledgeable volunteers during an onsite college app day, Friday, Nov. 22. The event is part of Oklahoma’s College App Week, a project of Oklahoma GEAR UP.
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  • GEAR UP Partnership Helps Caney Valley Students Better Prepare for College


    Oklahoma GEAR UP, in partnership with Caney Valley Public Schools, is celebrating ongoing success in helping students and families prepare for college during National GEAR UP Week Sept. 23-27. The celebration highlights the impactful work of Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP), a college access program that provides students and their families with college planning resources.
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  • Every Caney Valley 11th Grade Student Eligible for a Free ACT Exam this Fall


    Every 11th grade student in Caney Valley Public Schools will have the opportunity to take a free ACT assessment this fall.
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  • Caney Valley Educators Attend Leadership Training in OKC


    School administrators and teachers from Caney Valley Public Schools recently spent six days in Oklahoma City to learn ways to better boost local college access efforts during the Leadership with Ongoing Guidance, Instruction and Curriculum (LOGIC) workshop. Developed and provided by Oklahoma GEAR UP, LOGIC is an intensive professional learning program that focuses on educational leadership, guidance and curriculum.
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  • Caney Valley Student Attends Summer Institute at Connors State


    WARNER --- A student from Caney Valley Public Schools, Timmy Brinegan, ninth grade, recently participated in the Wilderness Adventure: Science = Education and Careers Summer Institute at Connors State College in Warner.
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Local GEAR UP Contacts

Kelli Longan, GEAR UP Site Coordinator
Caney Valley High School

Ann Lillich, Education Specialist
Oklahoma GEAR UP

Amy Bruce, Communications Specialist
Oklahoma GEAR UP

Rick Peters, Superintendent
Caney Valley Public Schools

Jermie Fansler, GEAR UP Campus Liasion
Northern Oklahoma College, Tonkawa

Caney Valley Public Schools
(918) 536-3425