Marguerite Dorothy Hayward, 81

Born January 30, 1940

Died January 17, 2022

Orville Grant Griffith, 65

Born August 12, 1956

Died January 15, 2022

Malcolm Don 'Sonny' Satterfield , 88

Born May 2, 1933

Died January 15, 2022

Mable Marie Taylor, 88

Born October 25, 1933

Died January 15, 2022

Barbara June Shackelford-Beaver-Whiteaker, 65

Born January 16, 1956

Died January 14, 2022

Albert G. Gresham, 84

Born September 26, 1937

Died January 14, 2022


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Monday, January 10, 2022, 5:36 PM

Muskogee Public Schools students in sixth through twelfth grade will move to virtual learning through the remainder of the week starting tomorrow.

Due to staffing shortages, positive COVID cases at the secondary schools, and out of an abundance of caution, the district will move sixth through twelfth-grade students to virtual learning from January 11 through January 14, 2022.

The district will recognize Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 17, 2022, and plans for all students to return to in-person learning on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.

This includes sixth through twelfth-grade students at Muskogee 6th & 7th Grade Academy at Ben Franklin, 8th & 9th Grade Academy at Alice Robertson, Roughers Alternative Academy, and Muskogee High School.

Sixth through twelfth-grade students will utilize district-issued technology devices to complete semester exams already scheduled for this week. Students with questions regarding assignments or semester exams should contact their teachers directly.

Virtual learning students can receive breakfast and/or lunch by calling any of the district’s open sites, asking for the cafeteria, and making arrangements to pick up meals at that site. Additionally, students can pick up a meal at Muskogee High School by contacting the cafeteria by 9 a.m. at 918-912-2512. Meals at MHS can be picked up at 11:30 a.m. in the circle drive.

The district will continue to monitor the situation at all campuses and updates will be posted at