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Year End Events

May 12th - 10:00 - Homer Kindergarten Graduation  @  Homer Gymnasium
May 13th - 11:00 - Homer 5th Grade Graduation  @  Homer Gymnasium
May 13th - 12:30 - Francis 3rd Grade Graduation  @  Francis Auditorium
May 16th -   6:30 - Sports Banquet  @  Chickasaw Community Center
May 17th -   6:00 - Senior Awards Assembly  @  Byng Auditorium
May 20th -   7:00 - Graduation  @  Bill Koller Field House

Cafeteria Notice
 Monday May 2, 2016 there will be no charges in the cafeteria. 
Students must have money on their account or pay cash to eat


Calendar Changes

As state funding for Byng Schools continues to be cut due to the revenue failure currently being experienced by the State of Oklahoma, we are seeking ways to manage the loss of funding. Byng Schools has already lost over $250,000 in funding already budgeted this year with the prospect of even more cuts looming. The much publicized promise by state leaders to limit next year’s cuts to “only 5%” will mean we will begin the 2016-2017 school year with $640,000 less than we had at the beginning of this school year.  Increased class sizes, elimination or reduction of bus routes, less extended day and other services may be unavoidable.

Since we have not had to use any of the snow days we had built into the 2015-2016 calendar, we now have four days of school scheduled above the number required by the state.  We have asked our Board to approve a change in the school calendar for the end of this school year. This change will cancel all classes Friday April 15Monday May 16Tuesday May 17, and Wednesday May 18.  This will move our last day of school up to Friday May 13.  All senior activities, including graduation (May 20), will go on as scheduled.

We have not made these changes without considering the inconvenience they will cause parents and patrons. Unfortunately, desperate times require desperate measures. Saving even the transportation costs for the four days in question will help us adjust to the reduced funding we are currently experiencing and seem likely to experience next year.  Thank you for your cooperation and consideration. Byng Schools has always been blessed with a caring and encouraging community willing to pull together to face and overcome challenges. We will get through this together.


​   PowerSchool Update
Recently, in order to strengthen security and improve our student information system, we upgraded our entire
PowerSchool system. This allowed for an upgrade to the PowerSchool Parent Guardian Access system as well. However, the first time you go to login to PowerSchool, you will need to create a new Parent account to access your student’s information. This is completed by a short process with the following steps:

Power School Parent Portal Setup

  Go to  > “Parents and Students” > “

1: Click the “Create Account” tab.

2: Click “Create Account” again.

3: You will then create a new Username and Password that will be used to log you in without using access codes, then complete the "link students" part of the  form and please note that the “Access ID” and the “Access Password” are case sensitive (USE CAPS).

4: Make sure to add all of your children under the “Link Students to Account” section before proceeding.

5: Scroll to the bottom of the page when finished and click “Enter".

6: This will take you to the login screen. Use your new Username and Password. If you entered more than one student, the names of all the students will be located at the left atop the box of things you wish to see. Once signed in you will need to setup any email notifications or personalization options you had set up previously. Hopefully, this upgrade will make it easier for you in the long run, albeit a short process to start. We appreciate your understanding in our desire to continue to secure your and your student’s information. We continue to work to make sure we stay ahead in working to provide the best system we can for all of our students, staff and parents. As always, if you have any questions, please give us a call.

Cross Country Finishes Strong

Congratulations to our high school cross country boys' team who finished their 2015 season as the Class 4A State Runner-Up. 
Boys came in ranked #4 and ran strong enough for a State Runner-Up finish. The majority of our
team ran 20 to 30 seconds faster than any other race this season.  I could not be more proud of all
our runners. It was truly a blessing to coach these kids. As senior Sam Sweet said at a pep assembly earlier in the year, ‘We aren't a team...we are a family’.  He's right.”  ~  
Coach Clint McGaha
Individual results included Logan Williams cutting 34 seconds from last week to finish in 6th place overall with a time of 16:30 in an extremely tough 4A field. That top 10 finish earned him All-State status. Sam Sweet, who has had three previous years in the top 10 at State, was still not 100 percent but gutted out a 16th place finish, which was crucial to the team effort. James Serna and Trevor Hubble also cut significant time off their bests to place 20th and 24th with super times (17:17 and 17:21). Freshman Kyler Ray, running in his first State Meet, cut his best time by 30 seconds and passed just enough people on the final mile to put the team score 3 points in front of Metro Christian for a 2nd overall finish. Jalen Underwood and Dawson Hendricks rounded out the team also running season bests.
Byng finished second only to private school Lincoln Christian from Tulsa who had been ranked #1 all season and had a strong finish for the top spot.  In addition, Byng impressively placed ahead of Metro Christian who had finished within 7 points of Lincoln at the Regional meet and Santa Fe South from OKC who had been ranked #2 all season.

Riding in style!
Thank you to voters who approved last year's transportation bond issue. Five new buses purchased with money approved in that bond issue arrived this week and are already transporting students on our longer bus routes. We appreciate your support in helping keep our students safe and comfortable.


Byng Schools Enrollment


All students wishing to enroll must present proof of residence (rental/lease agreement, utility bills in the name of the student’s custodial parent/legal guardian, etc.).


New students to Byng Schools must also present birth certificates, social security cards, immunization records, and CDIB cards (if applicable) along with proof of residence.



Newsweek logo
Byng High School Recognized
as a Top Performer by Newsweek Magazine

Byng High School was recently recognized by Newsweek as one of America's top high schools in 2014 for performing better than statistically expected for the level of poverty of our student body.  Click on the link above to read the entire article and to see where Byng ranked.

A-F Report Cards
The Byng Schools A-F report cards for the 2014-2015 school year have been released by the Oklahoma State Department of Education. While these reports undoubtedly provide useful information we will use in our quest to improve the way we teach students, they fall far short of presenting a comprehensive picture of the work done by students, faculty, and patrons of Byng Schools. We remain committed to giving every student enrolled at Byng the chance to succeed and appreciate all you do to help us reach that goal.  Please feel free to contact any of the school sites or the central office if you have specific questions about the grades or how they were tabulated. We will continue to work hard to give Byng students every opportunity to reach their dreams and to remain the “School of Choice”.

2015 Grades

  County District School Name  Grade

2014 Grades

  County District School Name and Site Code Grade
  Pontotoc Byng Byng Elem B+
  Pontotoc Byng Homer Elem B+
  Pontotoc Byng Francis Elem A+
  Pontotoc Byng Byng JH B
  Pontotoc Byng Byng HS  A

2013 Grades
  County District School Name and Site Code Grade
  Pontotoc Byng Byng Elem B
  Pontotoc Byng Homer Elem C
  Pontotoc Byng Francis Elem B-
  Pontotoc Byng Byng JH B
  Pontotoc Byng Byng HS B+


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