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Monday, January 26, 2015

Why you should attend the MPS Tech Expo tomorrow night!

In schools across the globe people are talking about transforming education.    Educators, parents, lawmakers, students—even celebrities are having discussions on how to reimagine, reinvent, and change our educational practices to make them more relevant in the digital age.  Here in McAlester Public Schools we are having these same conversations and believe that personalizing learning and giving students opportunities to create, connect and collaborate with one another using digital tools is an idea whose time has come.   Our students are passionate users of technology and they want to make a difference in the world around them.  The classrooms in our district are changing as students are reaching outside the school walls to authenticate their learning with real world applications.     The Tech Expo was an idea born from a desire to showcase this transformation and to bring parents and community members into these classrooms, which have become digital learning spaces.   At the Tech Expo students will be presenting technology driven projects, devices, applications, and curriculum that they use daily.   This year our district theme for the year has been “What If. . .” and routinely asks our teachers, leaders and students to fill in that blank.  “What If” every student in McAlester Public Schools left our schools both innovation and future ready?   “What if” our students had the same opportunities as their peers across the globe?    Today’s 21st century learners come to school with different needs and expectations.  We know that young people deserve schools that will support and lift up their passions and learning environments that will enhance their creativity.   We are fortunate to live in a time when social media and online networks allow young people to connect with one another and the world around them.  We hope that parents will seize the opportunity to witness education as it has never been before.  The classrooms of yesterday will not meet the needs of students today.  Please join us at the Tech Expo to see the future in action.  This celebration of our 21st century learning will occur January 27th from 6-8 PM at the Southeast Expo Center.   This fun filled event for the entire community will include free food and great door prizes.  Through the generous donations of our sponsors, we will be giving away 5 iPads and other cool technology tools that evening.   We hope to see you all at the Expo!  

Friday, January 16, 2015

Weekend Round-Up

From now until the 21st! Check out Speedline.

Tulsa Winterfest ends on Sunday January 18.

Check out their Facebook page here for all the fun things to do.

Friday, January 16

The Art Spot
Adult Class at 7:00 p.m. $35.00
Check out their website here to check out what you're painting and to register for the class.

Saturday, January 17

The Art Spot
Adult Class at 7:00 p.m. $35.00
Check out their website here to check out what you're painting and to register for the class.

Back Alley Billiards
$20 entry 8-speed & under rated 8-Ball tournament.  Added $$ guaranteed!! Sign up at noon and Calcutta begins at 1 p.m. SHARP. Race to 1 under your rating, BCA rules, alternate break, double elimination, split quarters.  Tourney will be played on 8 Valley pool tables with Simonis cloth and Aramith balls.  We will have sports on the BIG SCREEN.  Call Rachel at 510-290-3599 with rating questions or to sign up now.  Or call the pool hall at 918-916- CUES (2837).

Metcalf Gun Show
9:00 a.m.  to 5:00 p.m.

McAlester Gamerz
Pre-Release of FATE REFORGED
2:00 p.m.
Preregister at 204 E. Choctaw or by phone (wiht any valid credit or debit card) at 918-329-1310.
For more information about McAlester Gamerz and the events they have going on please visit their Facebook page here.

Sunday, January 18

Pittco Youth Baseball Sign-Ups
Hibbett Sports 10:00 a.m. - until people stop showing up
For more information visit their Facebook Page here.

Metcalf Gun Show
10:00 a.m.  to 4:00 p.m.

Monday, January 19

CrossFit McAlester
CrossFit McAlester will be offering 2 On Ramp classes in January.  Our next class will be in the morning at 8:30 a.m. starting January 19.  If you have an interest in CrossFit, these classes are the foundation! If you have any questions stop by! Check out their Facebook Page here for more information.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Country Mart Match-ups Starting 1/14

Charmin Basic 12 double rolls $4.99
$.55/1 Charmin Basic 12 count or larger printable
Final Price: $3.89

Totino's Pizza Rolls 4 for $5.00
$.75/3 Totino's Pizza Rolls printable
Final Price: $.88 each wyb 4

Blue Bell Ice Cream $4.98
$1.00/1 Half Gallon Ice cream sign up at 
Final Price $3.98

Hormel Revwraps $1.99
$1.00/2 Hormel Revwraps printable
Final Price $.99 each wyb 2

*** please note we are no longer doing coupon match-ups for coupons in the Sunday paper. Only coupons you can find online. Thank you.***

Friday, January 9, 2015

Weekend Round Up

Friday, January 9,

The Art Spot
Famous Friday
7:00 p.m. $35.00 register here.

Cross Road BBQ & Blues
Live Music 7:00 p.m. by Jimmy Markham Jr.

Lower 40 playing at 10:30 p.m.

Saturday, January 10

Back Alley Billiards

Ball tourney this Saturday.  Back Alley Billiards is hosting a $20 entry 7-speed & under 8-Ball tourney this Saturday.  Sign up at noon and Calcutta begins at 1:00 p.m. SHARP.  Added $$ guaranteed.  Race to 5, double elimination, BCA rules, alternate break, split quarters.  Sports on the Big Screen, Call Rachel for more information at 510-290-3599 or call the pool hall directly at 918-916-CUES (2837).

McAlester Public Library

2nd Saturday Cinema
2:00 p.m.
Come enjoy free popcorn and family movie time.

Community Event

Please help out this local family and enjoy some great food at the same time!

"Attention all Facebook friends of Nicholas Skinner, Saturday January 10th, there will be a chili benefit for Nick and his family from 4 til 7 p.m. At the Indianola First Baptist Church. We are hoping to raise money to help Nick and his family pay some of his medical bills and as you can see he still has a long road ahead of him with no income coming in. Please show your support by coming and having dinner with us, however if you need more information for making donations, you can contact Linda White @ 918-490-0754." Get more information here.

Cross Road BBQ & Blues
Live Music 7:00 p.m. by Wanda Watson

Sunday, January 11

All Day $15.99 Unlimited Attractions at Great Balls of Fire

Monday, January 12

McAlester Public Library

Arthouse Cinema
6:00 p.m.
Come Enjoy a movie and free popcorn

Monday, January 5, 2015

Pittco Youth Baseball

Pittsburg County Youth Sports Baseball Sign-Ups start today. Registrations can be picked up and dropped off at Answer Service of McAlester located at 1201 N. Main Street or you can email them at for registration.  The cost for TBall is $40.00 and $50.00 for everything else.  They will also have sign-ups at Hibbetts on January 17th and 31st.  Visit their Facebook Page here for more details.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Weekend Roundup

Friday, January 2,

Cross Road BBQ & Blues
Live Music 7:00 p.m.
by James Groves Blues Machine

The Urban Overlook
Live Music 9:00 p.m.
by South Canadian Junction

Speedline Entertainment

Saturday, January 3,

Cross Road BBQ & Blues
Live Music 7:00 p.m.
by James Groves Blues Machine

Back Alley Billiards
$20.00 progressive 8-Ball tourney open to all players. Sign up at noon and Calcutta begins SHARP at 1 p.m. Race to 5, double elimination, BCA rules, alternate break, split quarters. Back Alley will match $5 of each entry fee and put all that $$ toward the final tourney set for March 2015.

Kids Day at
The Art Spot
Register here.

10:00 a.m. $20.00

2:00 p.m. $20.00

Monday, January 5

From CrossFit McAlester:

"CrossFit McAlester will be offering 2 On Ramp classes in January. Our first will start on 5 JAN at 6:30pm Monday, Tues, and Thursday. Our next class will be in the morning at 8:30am starting 19 JAN. If you have an interest in CrossFit, these classes are the foundation! If you have any questions stop by!"

Sunday, December 21, 2014

CVS Coupon Match-Ups 12/21-12/27

Revlon Face, Eye or Lip Cosmetics (Single shadow $3.19 online)
$3.00 Revlon or Almay Cosmetics Coupon Machine
$5.00 ECB WYB 2 (limit 1)
Final Price: $.81 MM (after ECB)

Delsym Cough Suppressant (5 oz.) $11.99
Free Mail in Rebate printable
Final Price: FREE after mail in rebate

Listerine Floss or Mouthwash (500 ml) $2.99
$2.00 ECB wyb 1 (limit 2)
$1/1 coupon printable 
Final Price: FREE (after ECB)

Colgate Enamel Health or Toothpaste or 360 Toothbrush 2/$6.00
$3.00 ECB wyb 2 (limit 2)
Use 2 $.75/1 printable 
Final Price: $.75 each wyb 2

Softsoap Hand Soap or CVS Brand Body Wash $1.88
$1/1 at the CVS coupon machine
Final Price: $.88

Band-Aid Decorative Band Aids (20 count Frozen and Cars) $3.49
$2.50 ECB wyb 1 (limit 1)
$1.50/2 Band Aids printable 
Final Price: $.99 wyb 2 (only use linked coupon if you want two pack)

Always Discreet Incontinence Liner, 30-48 ct. or pad, 12-20 ct. $4.99
$2/1 CVS coupon printable (use w/ coupon below)  This printed as a manuf. coupon for me can't use with coupons below
$2.00/1 Always Discreet Pad printable 
$2.00/1 Always Discreet Liner printable 
Final Price: $2.99 each

Hershey's Kisses or Miniatures (7.8-8.5 oz.) $2.50
$2.00 ECB wyb 2 (Limit 1)
$1/2 Hershey's Kisses, Hershey's Nuggets, Hershey's Miniatures, Reese's York, Kit Kat or Rolo Candies (exp. 12/25/14) 12/7 SS
Final Price: $1.00 wyb 2 (after ECB)

Starbucks Coffee or K-Cups $6.99
Use 3 $2.00/1 Starbucks printable 
$2/2 Starbucks K-Cups printable  
$4.00/3 Starbucks packaged coffee printable 
Final Price: As low as $4.99 plus a $5.00 egift card for Starbucks (if you buy 3)

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel 2/$19.98
$5.00/2 CVS coupon machine
Final Price: $7.49 each wyb 2

Huggies Jumbo Pack $7.99 (have to buy 4 to trigger $10.00 ECB)
$10.00 ECB when you spend $30.00 (limit 1)
$1.00/1 CVS coupon printable (use with coupon below) printed out as man. coupon can't use with coupon below.
$3.50/2 printable 
$4.00 off wyb 1 Huggies and 1 Pull-Ups printable 
$2.00/1 Huggies printable 
Final Price: VARIES

Idea for Sale:
Buy 3 Huggies and 1 Pull-Up $31.96
Use 2 CVS coupon $1.00/1
Use 1 $4.00 wyb Huggies/Pullups
Use 2 $2.00/1 Huggies coupon
Final Price: $2.99 each (Total $21.96, plus a $10.00 ECB, equals $2.99 each)