School News

Olustee-Eldorado Track Meet

By Brooke Sole

          On Tuesday May 10, 2022 the Olustee-Eldorado Elementary School track meet took place at the O-E softball field.  This track meet consisted of students from grades 4th through 6th. Participating schools were Blair, Duke and Olustee-Eldorado. 

     Events that took place were the 50, 75, and 100 yard dashes, shotput and discus throws, tug-o-war, long jump, a relay race, and an obstacle course.

      We would like to thank Duke and Blair for coming out and participating in our track meet.  We would also like to thank anyone that helped during this event.


Senior Baccalaureate Service

By Rhey’lyn Sanders

      The Baccalaureate Service will be held at the Olustee First Baptist Church on May 15, 2022.  Each senior is allowed to bring two guests to the dinner portion of the event which starts at 6:00 p.m.  After everyone is finished eating, the seniors will get dressed in their caps and gowns to get photos taken.

     The church service portion will begin at 7:30 p.m.  There will be guest speakers and singers at the service.  The senior choir members will also perform a song at the Baccalaureate Service. 

Everyone is welcomed to come to the Baccalaureate to honor the Olustee-Eldorado Class of 2022!


Senior Trip

By Delaney Gobeille

     On May 13, 2022, the senior class and sponsors will be taking their senior trip to Oklahoma City.  They will be going to Frontier City for Grad Nite, where the park will be shut down from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. for seniors and sponsors from multiple schools. 

     Seniors will leave the school at 11:45 a.m. in order to have plenty of time to get to OKC.  They plan to go get breakfast in Lawton and eat lunch in OKC.  Once in Oklahoma City, they will walk around Bricktown and possibly go to Penn Square Mall. 

     After checking out all of the exciting opportunities in Bricktown, seniors will head to Frontier City.   There they will have plenty of fun activities to choose from with other seniors from schools across Oklahoma.  There will be rides, movies, and even a DJ and dance floor. 

     There will be plenty of opportunities to have fun and make new memories. We hope the seniors have a great time! Have a safe journey up there and home!



Talent Show

By Heather Flowers

     On May 17 beginning at 1 p.m. will be a Talent Show in the school auditorium. The show will end at 2:55 p.m.  This is Olustee-Eldorado’s first talent show ever. Everyone is welcomed to participate in this talent show.

     I want to wish everyone good luck. I plan on participating in the talent show. I will be playing the piano. I will be playing one of two songs “See You Again” or “Ode to Joy”. Parents are invited and encouraged to show their support for their kids on this special day.

     Anyone wishing to be involved in the talent show should contact Miss Reuter to sign up.


Last Week of School

 By Heather Flowers


     Starting off the last week of school on Monday, May 16, it looks like nothing is really happening. Then, on Tuesday, May 17 we have the Graduation Walk. This is where the Kindergarten, Eighth Grade and Seniors all put their caps and gowns on and parade through the school hallways.

On Wednesday, May 18, the Little Olympics will be held and this is an all day event.

On Thursday, May 19, we will have the Pre-K promotion and Kindergarten Graduation in the school auditorium begin-ning at 9 a.m. Then that night at 8 p.m. is the Eighth Grade Graduation.

Friday is the last day for all students. That morning beginning at 9 a.m. will be the academic awards for middle school and high school students. Elementary has their academic award program beginning at 1:30 pm. Friday night beginning at 8 p.m. will be the Senior Graduation.


Rockin’ Rabbit Show

By Rhey’lyn Sanders

The Olustee-Eldorado FFA and 4-H members traveled to Blair, Oklahoma, to partici-pate in the Rockin’ Rabbit Show.  Many of the Olustee-Eldorado FFA and 4-H members received awards at this show.

Starting with the costume contest; 1st place went to Jackie Chandler, 2nd place to Julia Carr, and 3rd place to Lauryn Fry.  In the Jr. Showmanship event, Jackie Chandler placed 2nd, and Emily Taylor placed 3rd.  For the Rabbit Quiz, Jackie Chandler placed 2nd, and Hanna Goss placed 3rd.

During the Rabbit Show, Jandi Springer was awarded 3rd Champion Overall, Best Opposite, Champion Jr. Mini Rex Doe and Sr. Mini Rex Buck, and Best of Breed with Mini Rex Doe.  Jackie Chandler received 1st place Lion Head Sr. Doe and 2nd place Lion Head Sr. Buck.  Hannah Goss received 1st place in Otter Lion Head.  Lauryn Fry received 2nd place in the Holland Lop Division.  Julia Carr was awarded 1st place Sr. Mini Rex Doe.


Little Olympics

By Kenzie Richie


The Little Olympics for the Olustee-Eldorado elementary students is on May 18, 2022. Olustee-Eldorado will be hosting the Little Olympics.

Some events will be held on the softball field and some will be in the gym. Olustee-Eldorado will take on the Blair Broncs elementary students again this year for their prizes. Sandie Roberts will be the host of the event, with many helpers including her high school softball girls. There will be events for all grades pre-k through 6th grade.

There will be many different events, and the concession will be open. Come out and support your Diamondbacks and we wish all elementary students the best of luck.


Little Olympics

By Heather Flowers

It is finally getting to that time again. Just around the corner is the little Olympics. On May 18, 2022 beginning at 8:45 a.m. going to 3 p.m. As you know it is for Pre-K through third grades. There will be indoor and outdoor events that range from softball/ baseball throw to an obstacle course. Events like Frisbee throw, softball/baseball throw, races, among other things will be present. 

We encourage you to come out, support them, and wish them luck. I hope you all have a wonderful day!!

Special Olympics

By Kenzie Richie

The Special Olympics will take place at the Altus Junior High. It will take place on May 5th, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 

The kids are excited to be able to participate. Last year Altus didn’t want other schools participating in the Special Olympics with them due to Covid 19. Several of the Olustee-Eldorado kids will be able to go, watch, and participate in the events. 

We hope the kids have fun and get some medals. It’ll be a fun day so if you can, go out and support your Olustee-Eldorado Diamondbacks. 

Spring Choir Concert

By Delaney Gobeille

On May 10, 2022, the Olustee-Eldorado Junior High and High School Choir will be performing.  They will perform three songs with an accompanist and a hand drummer for one song.  

The songs are Medieval Gloria, Rainbow, and Over My Head.  Medieval Gloria has the hand drummer, and all the other songs have piano accompaniment. 

The concert will take place at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium.  We hope everyone luck and hope everyone has an amazing performance.

2022 Boys Peewees

By Rhey’lyn Sanders

Eagle Fixico is forming a summer league team in Altus.  The Boy Peewees is going to be for boys ages ten and younger as of December 31, 2021.  Also, boys cannot turn 11 before January 1, 2022.

There will also be a one-time $60 fee; this will cover the cost of the umpires, field, and uniforms.  There are sponsors who may be willing to help cover the cost of the $60 if you need help with the money.  Money and registration are due on May 1, 2022.

Parents or guardians are going to be responsible for getting students to and from the practices and games.  If you have any questions, contact Eagle Fixico at 580-471-0725 or Matthew Whitaker at 405-614-0702.

Sports and Activities Banquet

By Brooke Sole

On May 12, 2022 the sports and activities banquet will take place in the Olustee-Eldorado Gymnasium. This event will start at 5:30 and end around 7:30.

At this banquet the sports and activities will be fast pitch softball, slow pitch softball, baseball, basketball, cheerleading, track, E-sports, choir, and FFA.  

Students attending this banquet are from seventh grade to twelfth grade.


FFA Convention Week

By Delaney Gobeille

The week of May 1st-5th is FFA Convention week.  This year’s convention will be taking place in Tulsa, Oklahoma for the first time.  The actual convention is May 3rd and 4th, but FFA choir members will have to be there May 1st

FFA Convention offers a variety of activities.  There are leadership workshops, shopping booths, a concert, and other activities.  FFA Convention does require official dress for all attendees.  The only place that doesn’t require it is the concert. 

This year’s convention will provide a lot of fun opportunities for different activities. We hope everyone who goes has a great time and makes fun memories while there. 

Halo Championship Results

By Rhey’lyn Sanders

On Saturday, April 16th, 2022 the Digital Diamondbacks competed in the Halo Championship 2022 at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, Oklahoma.  The Digital Diamondbacks were the State Runner-up at this championship.

They lost the final game to Blair 28 to 26, after playing nine games against them.  However, the Digital Diamondbacks beat Arapaho-Butler, Blair, Indiahoma, and Altus. 

Also congratulations to 8th grader, Jayden Almanza for winning Tournament MVP!

High School Softball

By Kenzie Richie

The Lady Diamondbacks were supposed to play the Sayre Lady Eagles on April 19, 2022. It was supposed to be the last home game for our seniors.  

The Lady Diamondbacks showed up to school ready to play the Lady Eagles. However, there was a chance of rain, and it started out with a little sprinkle and then just got worse. The Lady Diamondbacks were a little upset considering it was the last home game for our seniors. 

Hopefully they can get the game rescheduled so our seniors can have their senior night and last home game. Districts are coming up and we wish the Lady Diamondbacks luck. 


Review For The After School Program

By Heather Flowers

    Last Friday was the first day of the Diamondback Enrichment Program. Right after school ended students who were interested in participating in the program met in the gym. As students were showing up, they were told to get a snack if they wanted one. About ten minutes later, everyone was split into two different groups and finished their snack. Each group last only an hour.

The first group was with Ms. Reuter and Mrs. Cotton and the second group were handed over to Mrs. Everhart, Mrs. Fixico, and Ms. Jones. I was in group two. Once we were seated in Ms. Jones's with Mrs. Everhart we got a chrome book to use for Kahoot and the top three people got a prize and we did this for three rounds.

Right after it reached 4 p.m. we went with Mrs. Cotton and Mrs. Fixico for Karaoke. 

     Overall I thought it was going to be boring because it was an after school program but it was a lot of fun. It is a great way to get your grades up and if you had any questions on homework you can receive help. I definitely recommend this program for all students.


JH and HS State Testing

By Delaney Gobeille

     State Testing starts Wednesday, April 13, 2022 for junior high and high school students.  State testing will begin with juniors taking their science and history tests this week.  Seventh and eighth grades will be taking their tests next week and the week after. 

Ninth, tenth, and twelfth grades are exempt from test taking.  These grades do not have any tests to take and will be in classes as usual. 

     We wish everyone well and hope everyone has a successful testing season!


Halo Championship 2022

By Rhey’lyn Sanders


     The Olustee-Eldorado Esports team also known as the Digital D-backs, finished the regular season with a record of 10-1 and they are in the #1 seed in Group B for Halo. 

     On Saturday, April 16th, 2022, the Digital D-backs are going to play in the Halo High School Championship for the OKSE League in Weatherford, Ok at the Esports Arena at Southwestern Oklahoma State University.  There will be 23 different schools across the state of Oklahoma competing in Weatherford. 

     Students who are attending this event are Jonathan Almanza, Gabe Sperry, Jayden Almanza, Dennis Farmer, and Jordan Lopez.  Students attending will need to bring money for breakfast, lunch, and dinner because this will be an all-day event.  Good luck to our Digital D-backs going to this championship!


WOSC Ambassador Program

By Delaney Gobeille

Seniors Delaney Gobeille and Rhey’lyn Sanders both recently
applied for Western Oklahoma State College’s Ambassador Program.
Both girls managed to secure an interview on Tuesday, March 29.
For the interview, they both had to make a PowerPoint
presentation about themselves including information on their
hobbies, activities, and interests. After the presentations, the
girls had to sit for a brief interview.
Both girls did great and have been promoted to go to boot
camp next Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. We wish them well at boot camp,
and hope they make it!

Justin Thomas

Olustee-Eldorado’s E-Sports team has two more games and one
championship this year.
Our next game is actually this week on Wednesday. This game
is Olustee-Eldorado playing against Bray/Doyle at 4 p.m.
Our next game is next week on April 5 th . This game is
Olustee-Eldorado versus Canute at 4 p.m.
Lastly to end off the year, we have a championship lasting
from April 15th to April 16 th . Wish our E-sports boys and girls

Softball Game
By Brooke Sole

On March 29, 2022 the Olustee-Eldorado softball team
traveled to Grandfield, Oklahoma.
During this game the girls made some amazing plays and
hits. Our very own Olustee-Eldorado Diamondback Rayna Ramirez
hit her first ever homerun for her senior year.
Even in the wind we had some great pitches from Harmony
Birmingham and Rayna Ramirez.

Softball Games
By Kenzie Richie

The Lady Diamondbacks played the Blair Lady Broncs on March 28,
2022. The first game started at 4:30 p.m. and the second game
was played right after.
The Lady Diamondbacks fought hard both games but couldn’t get
the win. They also got some nice hits that game. The bats the
ladies were using had gotten thrown out for not being the right
kind of bats for slow pitch.

The Lady Diamondbacks have upcoming games the rest of this week.
Come out and support your Lady Diamondbacks and good luck to
them in their next game.

Softball Tournaments
By Heather Flowers

The following tournament is for the month of April and will
last for several days. The first tournament of the season is on
April 14 through the 16. They are all-day events. This
tournament is against Fletcher.
Following is the district playoffs for the season. This is
also an all-day event. This event is on April 21 through 23.
Location will be announced at a later date.
Thank you and sorry for the inconvenience. We encourage you
to come out and cheer on the high school softball girls. Wish us

The ACT!
By Rhey’lyn Sanders

It is that time of the year again! The American College
Test (ACT) is coming up!
On April 12 th , 2022 as soon as school starts the junior
class will be the only class that takes this ACT. As well as
any seniors who have not had the opportunity to take the ACT are
more than welcome to take it. The ACT is going to be held in
the Olustee-Eldorado school’s computer lab. The ACT usually
will take up to about 4 hours.
ACT takers make sure to start studying and get plenty of sleep the night before. Good luck to any students who are
taking the ACT!

After Prom 2022

By Rhey’lyn Sanders

The Olustee-Eldorado After Prom will take place and start at midnight on April 2nd, 2022.  This event will be going on till 6 a.m. After Prom will be held at the Town and Country Bowling Lanes located at 1616 E Broadway St, Altus, OK.

Olustee-Eldorado students and their dates who attend will be able to go bowling as long as they want and participate in other activities at the bowling alley.  The longer the students stay at the After Prom the more likely they are to win cash and prizes. 

After Prom is an exciting event that we hope all seniors, juniors, sophomores, and freshmen who are invited will attend.  If you have any questions Mr. Whitaker will have more information regarding the After Prom.

E-sports Games

Justin Thomas

Upcoming E-sports games will take place every single Wednesday.

The first game is March 21st. The game will be Olustee-Eldorado versus Indiahoma. This starts around 3:30 p.m. and ends whenever they get done.

The next game is March 30th. The game will be Olustee-Eldorado versus Bray/Doyle. This starts around 4:00 p.m. and ends whenever they get done.

The next game is April 6th. The game will be Olustee-Eldorado versus Canute. This starts around 4:00 p.m. and ends whenever they get done.

These are the last E-sports games of the year, so be sure to wish our team good luck. 

Oklahoma FFA Convention 

Chorus Tryout Results

By Heather Flowers

 Delaney Gobeille has been selected as a member of the Oklahoma FFA Convention chorus. On May 2, 2022 she will be performing at the BOK Arena in Tulsa, OK. She will represent some of the finest talent Oklahoma FFA has to offer.  Across the state of Oklahoma only about 100 people entered for this amazing chance but only 40 were chosen to participate. One of them being our very own, Laney. With this amazing opportunity comes great responsibility. 

Laney will either be in rehearsal or performing constantly throughout the week. They expect her at every rehearsal and every performance. She will not have time to be involved in some of the other activities because chorus responsibilities will saturate her schedule. Social interests will be secondary to musical interests. Choir members are expected to focus 100 percent on the chorus and its activities. They are now considered a professional member of a professional chorus.


By Delaney Gobeille

    It’s almost that time again! Olustee-Eldorado’s Prom will take place on April 1, 2022, at the Olustee Community Building. 

Prom will start at 7:00 p.m. and last until 10:30 p.m. at the latest.  The theme this year is “A Night at the Movies,” with a red carpet and all.  There will be an after-prom at the bowling again from 12:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. on April 2. 

Dinner will be served as usual, with this year’s caterers being Western Sizzlin’.  After dinner, the usual introductions and invocation will be done.  This year the juniors have decided to ditch the traditional “prophecies” and have come up with a new and unique idea for their gifts at prom.  This is not being disclosed at this time, however, so stay tuned to find out more on that soon. 

We hope everyone has a safe and fun-filled prom and after-prom this year!  

Slow Pitch Softball

By Kenzie Richie

The Lady Diamondbacks started the season out with 12 girls this year but unfortunately are down to 10. 

There are two different reasons games were canceled. The first was a reason no one is able to control, of course, Oklahoma weather. The second is eligibility.

We wish the Lady Diamondbacks good luck in next week’s games, and all future games. Hopefully the ladies can keep their grades up, and also have some nice weather.

Track Meet

By Brooke Sole

On March 23, 2022 the Olustee-Eldorado track team went to Cache, Oklahoma. The coaches were Mrs. Roberts and Mr. McIntyre. 

Our shotput and discus throwers were Emilee Adams, Anahi Balderas, Kira Baldwin, Katelynn Garcia Peyton Lord, and Hannah Goss. Our runners are Clarise Hernandez, Peyton Lord, and Jaslyn Pollock. 

This meet had 850 students from schools around the state. All of our girls improved their distances and times.



After School Program

By Heather Flowers

The Elementary enrichment program known as Rattler Round-up Enrichment Program or RREP is on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. It will begin right after school and snacks will be available. The program will end at 5 p.m.

Elementary rotations include Homework Help, Reading, Math, Enrichment Exercises, Art/crafts, physical activity and STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics).

Transportation to Eldorado will be included at the end of the program. Everyone will get a chance to do each activity. On days when there is no school the program will be closed. If you have any questions about the program, feel free to contact Mrs. Adams for more information. 

High School Enrichment Program

By Rhey’lyn Sanders

Olustee-Eldorado Schools will begin a new afterschool program called the Diamondback Den Enrichment Program on April 7, 2022.  

This program was created to provide more one-on-one and hands on learning experiences.  The program will take place 3-5 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. 

There will be two classes that high school students can be involved in.  One group will be a combination of Math, Science, and Stem classes.  This group will be led by Mrs. Everhart and Ms. Jones.  The other group will incorporate Reading, Music, and games for different types of learning.  This group will be led by Mrs. Fixico, Ms. Reuter, and Mrs. Cotton.  

Snacks will also be available to all students.  Transportation will be provided to Eldorado students at 5 p.m. when the program is over for the day.

As this program develops, different learning oppor-tunities will be available in the future.  There is also a summer program in the works right now as well.  For any questions you may have you can call Mr. McIntyre, the director of this program, at 580-648-2243.

JH Baseball Games

Justin Thomas

These few upcoming junior high Baseball games are most likely the last ones of the year. If so, we have just 2 more games.

Our first game will be Olustee-Eldorado Diamondbacks against Duke Tigers. Next Monday on the 11th at 4:30 p.m. at Duke.

Our next game will be Olustee-Eldorado Diamondbacks against Grandfield. Next Tuesday on the 12th at 4:30 p.m. at our field.

OE Softball Game

By Kenzie Richie

The Lady Diamondbacks traveled to Blair to play the Lady Broncs on April 4, 2022. The game started at 4:30 p.m.

Despite it being extremely cold the Lady Diamondbacks still showed up and tried their best. The girls also got some good hits, and played amazing defense. They caught pop flies and got girls out at first base. 

The Lady Diamondbacks have a busy schedule this week with more games coming up. If you can, go out and support your Lady Diamondbacks and as always we wish them good luck in their next game.

Prom and After Prom

By Delaney Gobeille

    Friday, April 1, 2022, Olustee-Eldorado’s Prom and After-Prom took place. Prom started kicking off around 6:30 p.m. when guests started arriving to make their debut on the red carpet. Even with the pouring rain, all guests looked stunning in their gowns and suits. 

    Once everyone was inside, dinner was served; steak, green beans, baked potatoes, and rolls were all parts of the menu, as well as salad and cheesecake. McKenzie Richie welcomed all guests and Rhey’lyn Sanders gave a response on behalf of the seniors. 

    Instead of the traditional prophecies, the juniors decided they would give Oscars to all of the seniors, as well as photoshop them into different movie posters. Examples include: Tyler Adams winning the Oscar for best comedy, with his movie poster being Superbad. The seniors stuck with giving out wills to the juniors.  

    This year’s prom also anointed a king and queen. 

Everyone had the opportunity to vote, even guests. This year’s king was Tyler Adams, and his queen was Delaney Gobeille.  

    Prom went off without a hitch and allowed students to dance the night away. After prom was also a smashing success, with it taking place at the bowling alley. Everyone won prizes at after prom, and a few won big! Rhey’lyn Sanders won a Samsung Chromebook, Jonathon Almanza won another Samsung Chromebook, and Delaney Gobeille won $400.  

    This year’s prom and after prom were both great experiences and everyone had a great time. We would like to thank everyone involved in putting this amazing experience together and we hope next year will have another great turnout!

Softball Games

By Brooke Sole

On April 5, 2022 the Olustee-Eldorado softball team traveled to Sayre, Oklahoma for the Sayre Festival.  

The girls played Sayre and Duke during this festival. The first game started at 10 a.m. against Sayre.  The ending score was 1-9. At 11:30 they played against Duke with an ending score of 0-15.

The girls put in a lot of effort and had some great catches and hits.  We would like to thank McKenzie Riche for keeping books for the day since she was unable to play. 


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