March 2018  
currently no announcements



Welcome to the ORES Web Site


Upcoming Events

Academic CLASSIC April 7th @ Gordon Cooper Technology Center, Shawnee


Below are the flight times for the Cherokee Nation Archery Competition that will be held this Friday, March 9th at the Cherokee Nation Complex:

9:30      Rocky Mountain, Lowrey, Tenkiller, Norwood, Maryetta

10:30     Zion, Kenwood, Bell, Osage, Leach

11:30     Peavine, Marble City, Belfonte, Moffett, Bearden

12:30     Moseley, Cleora, Shady Point, Brushy, Pretty Water

1:30        Peggs, Zaneis, Anderson, Hodgen, Tannehill

2:30        Open

Please Note:  Schools will need to bring their own bows and arrows.  Please check-in 30 minutes before your shoot time.  Cost is $5 per archer and please make the check out to ORES.  There will be a hospitality area for coaches and administration provided by the Cherokee Nation Game & Wildlife Division as well as providing a booth with free give-aways to archers that go by their booth. There will be food trucks available as they did last year. Please park your bus on the paved access road that will be marked by signs. Also, there will be a registration table for you to check-in as you arrive.

If I have inadvertently left your school off the list, please let me know asap and we will take care of you.


Dr. John Cox

ORES President




2018 Archery Results

Team Click Here


Female Click Here

corrected 3/5/18

Male Click Here

corrected 3/5/18




2018 Basketball Playoffs


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To Be Used For 2018 Basketball and Track Divisions

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Archery 18

@ North Rock Creek School


Academic CLASSIC 18

@ Gordon Cooper Tech Center


Track 18

@ McAlester




Zaneis- State Champions

Maryetta- State Runners Up

Brushy- 3rd Place



Basketball State Champions

Division I Girls- Woodall

Division I Boys- Woodall

Division II Girls- Zion

Division II Boys- Darlington

Division III Girls- Dahlonegah

Division III Boys- Jennings

Divisin IV Girls- Stidham

Division IV Boys- Bearden

Get Your State Basketball Photos

 at Gowin Photography


Academic Buzzer

State Champions- Peggs

State Runners Up- Briggs

Third- Robin Hill

Fourth- Oakdale

Fifth- Maple



  2017 Football 

Division I

State Champions- Woodall

State Runners Up- Lukfata

Division II

State Champions- Zion

State Runners Up- South Rock Creek

Division III

State Champions- Rocky Mountain

State Runners Up- Darlington

Get Your State Football Photos

 at Gowin Photography



2017 Cross Country

Division I

Girls State Champions- Woodall

Girls State Runners Up- Maryetta

Boys State Champions- Woodall

Boys State Runners Up- Darlington


Division II

Girls State Champions- Rocky Mountain

Girls State Runners Up- Cleora

Boys State Champions- Cleora

Boys State Runners Up- Peggs




Division I

Woodall- State Champions

Frink Chambers- State Runners Up

Division II

South Rock Creek- State Champions

Peggs- State Runners Up

Division III

Hodgen- State Champions

Dahlonegah- State Runners Up

Get Your State Softball Photos at Gowin Photography



ORES Membership/Fees Form

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Please Make Note of Address



State Softball 18

ORES Softball 2018

D3 Sept.13 Tournament

D2 Sept.14 Tournament

D1 Sept.15 Tournament



Cross Country 18

Oct.16, 2018

@ Lake Tenkiller

Football 18


ORES Football 2018

Semi Finals Oct.29 @ Tenkiller & Oakdale

Finals Nov. 3 @ McAlester


Academic Buzzer 18

Dec.1, 2018

@ Shawnee


Basketball 19

Feb. 14,15,16, 2019

@ Shawnee




Beginning in the 2015-2016 School Year ORES will use the

ADM from the 2014-2015 Annual Statistical Report. Grades 6

and 7 will be used to Determine Divisions For

2015 Softball and 2015 Football.


2016 ORES Basketball Playoffs

The WAVE Basketball will be used.




Starting July 1st, 2013, our eligibility rules will change.  Beginning withthe initial 7th grade year, to be eligible for ORES activities and also to be eligible for OSSAA activities in high school, a student may not participate in any activities in a repeat year even if the student did not participate in the initial year.  Subsequently, the student may participate in the following initial 8th grade year.  This rule change follows the OSSAA six consecutive years rule.
7th grade year:  student participates or does not participate in ORES or season play; 7th grade year (repeat year):  student cannot participate in any ORES activities and any season play including scrimmages; 8th grade year:  student may participate in ORES activities and season play
7th grade year:  student participates or does not participate in ORES or season play; 8th grade year: student participates or does not participate in ORES or season play; 8th grade year (repeat year): student cannot participate in any ORES activities and season play including scrimmages, and if this is violated, the student will risk losing a year’s eligibility in high school and most
likely his/her senior year eligibility.
The number of games played during the season is also an issue.  Please follow the guidelines on the ORES website for number of allowed games during season.  Violation of these guidelines is an SDE accreditation issue and may lead to disqualification in an ORES activity.  We, ORES, do not want to have the reputation that we spend too much time playing games and activities and
are not focused on academics.


The OSSAA rule on a student attending a dependent district but living in an independent district, the rule reads, "...and completed the fifth through eighth grades without interruption in the dependent school district."  OSSAA interruption of that would be that it is meant to be only one dependent district.  However, there could be extenuating circumstances that would allow a student to be approved on a hardship waiver that attended more than one dependent school.


Lastly, ORES does not want to regulate season play and does not have the manpower to investigate season play violations.  We leave the compliance issues to each individual superintendent and rely on each one’s integrity and high moral ethics.  If you choose to play an ineligible player (age-wise or consecutive year-wise) for any reason, you risk that student’s eligibility when he/she enters high school or possibly his/her senior year of high school.




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American Fidelity the Official Sponsor of the ORES 2016 State Basketball Tournament

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  •  Healthcare Reform Administration
  •  AFPlanServ for 403b Administration
  •  Insurance Products

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DATE:             JUNE 28, 2012



Students who choose to attend a dependent school district, or who attend because their parents reside within a dependent school district, prior to matriculating to high school, are held to the same limitations for participation as those students who attend school in an independent district.


Once a student enters the 7th grade, he or she is allowed six consecutive years to participate in interscholastic athletic activities.  By OSSAA Rule, students who repeat 7th or 8th grade are not permitted to participate during the repeat year, even if they did not participate during the initial 7th or 8th grade year.  If a student attending a dependent district repeats 7th or 8th grade and is allowed to participate, it will be counted against their eligibility limitations.  Potentially this could eliminate the student from participation during one of their high school years.


We ask that you counsel any student and his or her family of these limitations if a repeat year is necessary.

Thank you.




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BASKETBALL: 16 games; or 14 games and 2 tournaments; or 13 games and 3 tournaments.

SOFTBALL: 14 games and 2 tournaments; or 11 games and 3 tournaments.

FOOTBALL: 8 games and no more than two games per week.





The Organization of Rural Elementary Schools was founded in 1984. Originally the Oklahoma Organization of Dependent Schools, ORES is the oldest rural school organization in Oklahoma. The organization has maintained as its primary goal the promotion, protection and preservation of rural elementary schools.

  Please contact us for more information: 

Organization of Rural Elementary Schools
Dr. John Cox, President
P.O. Box 119
Peggs, OK  74452-0019
(918) 598-3412

Randy Rountree, Financial Director