New Lima Schools

🦅📚 Falcon Family: Here are some important dates and information to remember.

May's regular board meeting was canceled because a quorum could not be made. There will now be a special May board meeting on Thursday, May 23rd @6:00 in Mrs. Barkhimer's office.


🦅🎓Falcon Family: Graduation picture orders (Kg, 8th, and Senior) are due Monday, May 27th in the HS office! Summer office hours are M-Th 8-2.

🦅🏫Falcon Family: We do not have enough for a quorum at tonight's board meeting, so we have to cancel. There will be a special board meeting Thursday @6:00 in Mrs. Barkhimer's office. 

New Project.mp4

New Lima's Board meeting will be held Monday, May 20th 

@6:30 p.m. in Mrs. Barkhimer's office.

May NL School Board Agenda.pdf

🦅Falcon Family: Office hours for the summer will be 8:00 a.m. to 

2:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday. 

🎓Congratulations to our 8th grade graduates!🎓 Order forms for graduation pictures were sent home with students today and can be picked up in the HS office. Orders and payments are due by May 27th.

🎓Congratulations to our Kindergarten graduates!🎓 Order forms for graduation pictures are in the HS office. Orders and payment are due by May 27th.

📅Tentative Schedule for the Week of 5/13📅

📅Monday, 5/13:

⛳🎽Golf & Cross Country Meeting @12:15 in Mr. Marchbanks's Room

📅Tuesday, 5/14:

🎓8th Grade Graduation @7:00

📅Wednesday, 5/15:

📚HS 2nd Semester Test Reviews (all day)

✝FCA Meeting in Mr. Marchbanks's Room @lunch 

📅Thursday, 5/16:

📚HS Semester Tests 1st-5th Hours- MODIFIED BELL SCHEDULE

🎓Kg Graduation @9:00 in the Auditorium

🏆​Elem. Awards Assembly (following graduation)

🎓Senior Graduation Practice @12:30

🥎HS Softball End of Year Meeting @4:30 @Mr. Marchbanks's Home

📅Friday, 5/17:

📚HS Semester Tests 6th & 7th Hours- MODIFIED BELL SCHEDULE

🚌Busses Rum @10:40 

🎓Senior Graduation @7:00 in the Auditorium 

🦅🏫 May 21st New Lima JOM will be hosting Cara Cowan Watts. She will be presenting a Scholarship Workshop. This workshop is geared toward our Native American students, but will be beneficial for ALL students. If you'd like to attend, RSVP to Ms. Keesee ( by May 17th.

Please RSVP and share!

🦅Congratulations to our Students of the Month!

📅Tentative Schedule for the Week of 5/6📅

📅Tuesday, 5/7:

📚Elem. AR Trip

🏆JH & HS Quiz Bowl Dinner leave @4:30   

📅Wednesday, 5/8:

✝ HS FCA in Mr. Marchbanks's Room @lunch   

🏫StuCo End of Year Party 3:30 @Mr. Marchbanks's House

📅Thursday, 5/9:

🏃🏼‍♂️Elem. Fun Day

🏆7-12 Awards Assembly @12:30 in the HS Auditorium

📅Friday, 5/10:

🏫NHS Trip @10:00 

🏫Make Up Time @8:00   

🦅Falcon Family: Here's some important end of the year information and dates for you! 

UPDATED 5/1 @8:14

📅Tentative Schedule for the Week of 4/30📅

📅Tuesday, 4/30:

🎤P4 & KG Music with Stephen Fite

🧮 4th & 8th Grade Math Test @8:00  

🧪5th Science Test @8:00 

📅Wednesday,  5/1:

✝ FCA Meeting @lunch in Mr. Marchbanks's Room

🏫StuCo End of Year Party @4:00 @Mr. Marchbanks's House-- RESCHEDULED FOR 5/8

📅Thursday, 5/2:

💡 G/T End of School Party

🏀Girls Basketball End of Year Dinner w/Mr. Marchbanks @6:30-- DATE TBD!

📅Friday, 5/3:

🏫Make Up Time 

An Indian Education Committee and April's board meeting will be held on April 29th, 2024 @6:00 & 6:30 in Mrs. Barkhimer's office.

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Prom pictures are here! Order forms can be printed from the website or picked up in the high school office. Money and order forms are due by May 10th.

📅Tentative Schedule for the week of 4/22📅

🚕Driver's Ed. Enrollment (talk to Mr. Amos) 🚕

📅Monday, 4/22:

⚾HS Baseball @Savanna @4:00  

📅Tuesday, 4/23:

📚7th Grade ELA Test @8:00

🧪8th Grade Science Test @8:00  

📚4th & 5th ELA Test I @8:00    

🧮6th Grade Math Tests I & II @8:00  

📅Wednesday, 4/24:

🏫Upward Bound

🧮7th Grade Math Test @8:00   

📚8th Grade ELA Test @8:00  

📚4th & 5th ELA II Test @8:00  

✝ FCA @lunch in Mr. Marchbanks's Room

📅Thursday, 4/25:

🥎Softball Regionals (TBD)

📝8th Grade Writing @8:00  

⚾HS Baseball Regionals @Roff @11:00 (Bracket TBD)

📅Friday, 4/26:

🏫No School 

🥎Softball Regionals Continue

⚾Regionals Continue 

UPDATED 4/15 @12:00

📅Tentative Schedule for the Week of 4/15📅

🚗Driver's Ed Enrollment🚗

📅Monday, 4/15:

⚾JH & HS Baseball @Moss @4:00  

🥎JH & HS Softball @Mason @4:30   

📅Tuesday, 4/16:

🧪Juniors Science Content Test @8:00  

📚Elem. ELA I Test-3rd Grade @8:00  

⚾JH & HS Baseball @Strother @4:00  

🥎JH & HS Softball @Stonewall @4:30  

📅Wednesday, 4/17:

📚Juniors US History Test @8:00  

📚Elem. ELA II Test- 3rd Grade @8:00  

✝ FCA @lunch in Mr. Marchbanks's Room

⚾HS Baseball Districts (moved up from Thurs.; UPDATED Bracket Attached) @200 & 4:00  

🏆OJABA (JH Quiz Bowl) Practice @3:15 in the HS Library

📅Thursday, 4/18:

📚Elem. ELA Test- 6th Grade @8:00   

🧮Elem Math Test- 3rd Grade @8:00  

🧮Elem. Math Test- 5th Grade @8:00   

🥎HS Softball Districts (moved up from Fri.; UPDATED Bracket Attached) @1:30   

📅Friday, 4/19:

🏫No School  

🏫Make-Up Time @8:00 in Coach Romine's Room

📅Saturday, 4/20:

🏆OJABA (JH Quiz Bowl) State Quiz Bowl Tournament @Dale, leave @9:00  

🦅Falcon Family, don't forget, testing starts next week! Here are the dates for the elementary. 

🎉Congrats to our March Students of the Month!

🦅Falcon Family: Please take a minute to help us improve your child's education.

🦅Falcon Family: Here are some important dates to remember!

📅Tentative Schedule for the Week of 4/8📅

🚗Driver's Ed. Enrollment Continues🚗

📅Monday, April 8th:

📷Class, Clubs/Groups, and Sports Pictures with Lifetouch

⚾HS Baseball vs. Sasakwa & Bowlegs @2:45  

🥎JH & HS Slowpitch Softball @4:30-- SENIOR NIGHT

📅Tuesday, April 9th:

📝Juniors ACT 8:00-12:00

🥎JH & HS Slowpitch Softball @Wilson @4:30  

📅Wednesday, April 10th:

🏫Upward Bound will be here

🩸StuCo Blood Drive

⚾5th/6th Baseball @Varnum @10:00 

✝ FCA Meeting in Mr. Marchbanks's Room @lunch   

📅Thursday, April 11th:

⚾HS Baseball Mason Tournament (Bracket Attached)

🥎JH & HS Slowpitch Softball @4:30 

📅Friday, April 12th:

⚾HS Baseball Mason Tournament continues

🥎HS Softball Varnum Tournament (Bracket to be Posted)

💡G/T Field Trip to OKC Zoo

🥎HS Softball @Moss @2:00 

📅Saturday, April 13th:

💃🏼🕺🏼 Jr. & Sr. Prom @7:00 (Pictures @6:00) @Rudy Alan's Steakhouse 

🦅📚The book sale starts very SOON!

🦅🏆We want to give a huge CONGRATULATIONS to our own ASHLEY BARNHART! Ashley placed first in the state in her division in the "My Favorite Book" essay contest that was held by Oklahoma Center for the Book, Oklahoma Department of Libraries.

As the state-winner, Ashley will receive $500 cash for herself and $1,000 for our school library. We are so very proud! 

🦅Falcon family, come support our StuCo and the OBI with this event!

🦅📷 Falcon family, here's an important date!

UPDATED 4/2 @1:54

📅Tentative Schedule for the Week of 4/1📅

🍕Freshmen Little Caesar's Fundraiser Continues🍕

🚗Driver's Ed. Enrollment Begins, Call (405)257-5771 with Questions🚗

📅Monday, April 1st:

💡3rd-6th G/T Family Vacation Presentation 1:40-3:05

💡7th & 8th G/T Family Vacation Presentation 3:30-5:00


🏫Special School Board Meeting @6:00  

🥎LRC Slowpitch Tournament @Firelake Softball Fields @3:30 (Bracket attached)-- TIME & BRACKET UPDATED

📅Tuesday, April 2nd:

🥎LRC Slowpitch Tournament @Firelake Softball Fields continues (Bracket attached)

🏫General School Board Elections

⛳JH Boys Golf @Sulphur  

⚾ JH & HS Baseball @Butner @4:00 -- CANCELED

🏫 JOM/IEC Meeting @4:30 in Ms. Keesee's Room

📅Wednesday, April 3rd:

📚JH & HS AR Trip to Lazer Zone-- BACK ON!

⛳HS Girls Golf @Sulphur 

🔫OKSSP Shot Gun Shoot @El Reno 

🏃🏼‍♂️💨 Special Olympics @Pauls Valley 

💡JH Quiz Bowl Practice @4:30 in the HS Library

📅Thursday, April 4th:

⚾HS Baseball Wetumka Tournament (Bracket Attached)

🥎HS Softball Wetumka Tournament (Bracket To Be Posted)

📅Friday, April 5th:

🏫No School  

🏫Make Up Time 8-12 

⚾HS Baseball Wetumka Tournament Continues (Bracket Attached)

🥎HS Softball Wetumka Tournament Continues (Bracket To Be Posted) 

March's special and regular board meetings will be held in Mrs. Barkhimer's office on March 25th @6:30.

UPDATED 3/25 @11:15 AM

📅Tentative Schedule for the Week of 3/25📅

🍕Freshmen Little  Caesar's Fundraiser🍕

📅Monday, 3/25:

💡3rd-6th G/T 1:40-3:05 in Mrs. Azlin's room

💡7th & 8th G/T 3:30-5:00 in Mrs. Azlin's room

⚾JH & HS Baseball @Graham-Dustin @4:15 -- CANCELED

🏫 School Board Meeting @6:30 in Mrs. Barkhimer's office

📅Tuesday, 3/26:

🦷Dental Health Screening @8:30  

⚾JH & HS Baseball @Wewoka @4:00  

🥎JH & HS Softball @Sasakwa @4:30 

📅Wednesday, 3/27:

🏫Upward Bound Visit

⛳JH Boys Golf @Seminole 

📚HS Southeastern Interscholastic Meet

⚾5th & 6th Baseball vs. Varnum @10:00  

✝ HS FCA at lunch in Mr. Marchbanks's room

🏫StuCo @3:15 in Mrs.Young's room

📅Thursday, 3/28:

🏫HS Seminole State College Interscholastic Meet

🐣Elementary Easter Egg Hunt

🥎JH & HS Softball @Bowlegs @5:00 

⚾HS LRC Tournament @Varnum @6:30 (bracket attached)

📅Friday, 3/29:

⚾HS LRC Tournament continues

🏫 Make Up Time 8:00-12:00

📅Saturday, 3/30:

⚾HS LRC Tournament continues 

🦅🏆Our HS students attended the Murray State Scholastic Meet yesterday. Results are in and it’s a great day to be a Falcon!

🏆Overall placement of New Lima out of 21 schools in our division: 5th

Placement of New Lima students out of all 50 schools that attended:

⭐Mackenzie Jordan- Trigonometry: 10th

Jaylee Ipock- Spreadsheet Applications: 6th

Coley Keesee- Physics: 5th

William Forman- General Science: 1st

Braden Young- English Literature: 4th

Ian Ketcher- American History: 6th

🏆Placement of New Lima students within our division of 21 schools:

Ian Ketcher- Vocabulary: 2nd

Mackenzie Jordan- Trigonometry: 3rd

Jaylee Ipock- Spreadsheet Applications: 3rd

Libby Driggers- Spanish: 3rd

Coley Keesee- Physics: 3rd

Ty Martin- Geometry: 4th

William Forman- General Science: 1st

Logan Heard- General Biology: 5th

Braden Young- English Literature: 3rd

Coley Keesee- Calculus: 4th

Emma Marchbanks- Business Math: 4th

Ian Ketcher- American History: 3rd

Logan Heard- American Government: 5th

Mrs. Rosamond's second grade class made Bottle Biographies. They produced some great results!

1st Place- Emilie Barkhimer

2nd Place- Tinley Barkhimer

3rd Place- Ava Morrison

4th Place- Tynslee McDonald

5th Place- Joseph Radford

Great job, second grade!

UPDATED 3/11 @8:54

📅Tentative Schedule for the Week of 3/11📅

📅Monday, 3/11:

⛳HS Girls Golf @Seminole 

⚾JH & HS Baseball vs. Butner @4:00  

🥎JH & HS Softball vs. Earlsboro @4:30  

📅Tuesday, 3/12:

🏆HS Murray State Scholastic Meet

🥎JH & HS Softball vs. Stewart @4:30  

⚾HS Baseball @Springer @4:30  

📅Wednesday, 3/13:

🏆HS Eastern Scholastic Meet-- CANCELED

⛳HS Girls Golf @Wewoka 

✝ HS FCA in Mr. Marchbanks's Room @lunch 

🏫OJABA Practice in the HS Library 3:30-4:30

📅Thursday, 3/14:

⛳JH Golf @Wewoka 

🤘🏼📃✂ HS StuCo Sponsored Rock, Paper, Scissors Competition

⚾HS Baseball 3-way vs. Yale & Milburn @4:00 

🥎JH & HS Softball vs. Paden @4:30  

📅Friday, 3/15:

🏫No School  

🦅🏆Congratulations to our Elementary Students of the Month! 

March's Breakfast and Lunch Menus

🦅Falcon Family, we need some great people!  Please share!


➡A librarian for both the HS and Elementary libraries. The applicant will need Library Media Specialist certification from the OSDE.

➡A special education teacher with Mild-Moderate Disabilities certification from the OSDE. This teacher will be in charge of the special education needs for the general population of the school.

➡A special education teacher with Mild-Moderate Disabilities certification from the OSDE. This teacher will teach in the ID classroom sponsored by the local co-op.

Please send all resumes, transcripts, or inquiries to Rhonda Barkhimer, New Lima Superintendent.


🦅Falcon Family, send us the best of the best! Please share!

🥎⚾New Lima Public Schools is seeking to hire a coach for Girls Softball/ Girls Basketball grades 7-12. Teaching field is open. We would prefer to find a candidate that can coach both, but we will consider coaches that are only interested in one or the other. Interested candidates should submit their resume to Athletic Director Kent Lee at

For any questions regarding the position, please contact Kent Lee at 405-257-3948.

📅Tentative Schedule for the Week of 3/4📅

🍫Sophomore Candy Bar Sales🍫

⚾7/8 Baseball Stonewall Tournament (bracket in comments)

📅Monday, 3/4:

💡3rd-6th G/T @1:40 in Mrs. Azlin's Room

💡7th & 8th G/T @330-5:00 in Mrs. Azlin's Room

📅Tuesday, 3/5:


⚾JH Baseball @Stonewall Tournament @10:00 & 11:30 

⚾JH & HS Baseball vs. Paden @4:00  

🥎JH & HS Softball vs. Strother @4:30    

📅Wednesday, 3/6:

🏫Upward Bound

✝ HS FCA Meeting @lunch in Mr. Marchbanks's Room

📅Thursday, 3/7:

⚾HS Baseball vs. Schulter @4:00 and Mason @8:00 

📅Friday, 3/8:

🏫Make-Up Time 8:00-12:00 

🦅🖼Congratulations to our HS art students. These students earned the top three spots in Seminole County in the Oklahoma Trash Poster Contest! 1st place- Makayla Vang, 2nd place- Kendra Rattan, and 3rd place- William Mayfield  WAY TO GO, GUYS! 🖼🦅

🦅Elementary Parents, you should have already received notes to schedule times. If not, please contact your teacher to schedule. 

UPDATED 2/28 @9:53 AM

📅Tentative Schedule for the Week of Feb. 26th:

🍫Sophomore Candy Bar sales continue this week🍫

📅Monday, Feb. 26th:

🥎 ✝ FCA Softball Team Building 3:30-5:30

⚾HS Baseball vs. Graham-Dustin @3:30  

🏫School Board Meeting @6:30 

📅Tuesday, Feb. 27th:

🤝🏼Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:30-6:30

📅Wednesday, Feb. 28th:

✏HS 3rd 9 Weeks Tests- Even Hours

✝HS FCA Meeting @lunch in Mr. Marchbanks's Room

🏫StuCo Meeting @3:15 in Mrs. Young's Room

📅Thursday, Feb. 29th:

✏HS 3rd 9 Weeks Tests- Odd Hours

🤝🏼Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:30-6:30

⚾HS Baseball vs. Strother @7:00-- CANCELED 

📅Friday, March 1st:

🏫No School

🏫Makeup Time 8-12 in Mrs. Forman's Room

🥎JH & HS Softball vs. Bowlegs @2:30  

🦅New Lima's next school board meeting will be held February 26th @6:30 in Mrs. Barkhimer's office.

Feb. Board Agenda.pdf

JH/HS Softball Schedule for Spring 2024

🦅Falcon Family: Don't forget to buy a yearbook!

Two new things about the yearbooks this year:


📅Tentative Schedule for the Week of Feb. 20-24📅

🍫Sophomore Candy Bar Sales🍫

📅Tuesday, 2/20:

💡3rd-6th G/T 1:40-3:05

💡7th & 8th G/T 3:30-5:00

📣Cheer Clinic 3:30-5:30 in the Gym

📅Wednesday, 2/21:

🏫Upward Bound Visit Today

✝ HS FCA @Lunch in Mr. Marchbanks's Room

📅Thursday, 2/22:

📣Cheer Clinic 3:30-5:30 in the Gym

⚾ JH & HS Baseball vs. Calvin @4:00  

📅Saturday, 2/24:

📣Cheer Tryouts @7:30am in the Gym 

🦅Falcon Family: Here are some important events that are coming up. 

🦅Falcon Family: Don't forget we're out of school Monday!

🦅📣 Future Falcon Cheerleaders:

🦅Falcon Family: You MUST return the form to claim your spot! 

🦅Congratulations to our Elementary Students of the Month🦅 

📅Tentative Schedule for the Week of 2/12📅

📅Tuesday, 2/13:

🏫School Board Election Primary

📅Wednesday, 2/14:

✝ HS FCA in Mr. Marchbanks's Room @lunch  

📅Thursday, 2/15:

🏀HS Regional Tournament; Girls vs. Maud @Varnum @1:00 

📅Friday, 2/16:

💖Elementary Valentines Parties @2:30  

📅Saturday, 2/17:

📚Make-Up Time 8:00-12:00

🏆🦅Our 4H kiddos had a GREAT time at the County rally today! We are so proud of every student that participated today. They all did such a fantastic job and were so well behaved. Great job, Falcons! 🦅🏆

🏆Eliana Forman- 1st place casual wear, 3rd place food demo

🏆Morgan Reynolds- 2nd place famous person, 3rd place sport wear

🏆Hickari Hammond- 2nd place western dress

🏆Lane Logan- 3rd place western dress

🏆Harper Barkhimer- 1st place western dress

🏆Hensley McCulley- 1st place general speech 

🦅🏆Congratulations to the HS Student of the Month, Tanir Martin! Tanir earned this award by consistently exhibiting the characteristic of self control. If you see this great young man, give him a pat on the back and a "congratulations"!

❗🦅Falcon Family:

🦅💖Elementary Falcon Family:

🦅Falcon Family- Preserve your student's memories today! 

👏🏼Congratulations👏🏼 to our December Elementary Students of the Month! 

Is your little girl a fan of the cheer team? Does she dream of looking like them at games? If so, you are in luck! ORDER FORMS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE ELEMENTARY OFFICE MONDAY.

Congratulations to our elementary students of the month!

⚾🦅 New Lima baseball is selling these official on the field Nike baseball hats for $30. Available sizes are XS/S, S/M, M/L, L/XL. For further information, you can contact via email or school phone 405.257.5771 

🦅⚾Congratulations to Sophomore Logan Heard and Coach Romine!

Sophomore Logan Heard, (RHP/SS) was chosen as an LRC Fall 2023 All-Conference player.

Coach Romine was awarded the 700 Career Win Milestone Award. (192 victories with New Lima 2002-2004, 2020-Present)

Give these guys a pat on the back and a congratulations!

Congratulations to our October Elementary Students of the Month!

Elementary's September Students of the Month

We're supporting our own Luke Ledbetter today! It's a great day to be a Falcon! 🦅💙💛

🦅Falcon family: Here is some important information about accessing your student's grades.

🦅 Thank  you! 🦅


We're sorry if the flier sent home yesterday seemed quick. The bond election was approved by the board on May 22, 2023. It was posted for bond transparency on the school website on May 24, 2023. A statement about it ran in the Seminole Producer on August 22, 2023 and on the front page of the Seminole Producer on August 23, 2023.

--Answers to Questions that Have Been Asked:

1. The buses will run approximately $150,000 each. The van is approximately $80,000. There are fees for running the bond and holding the election that are included in the costs as well.

2. The bond is for 5 years.

3. This is a transportation bond only. It is a true need bond with no frills. Since bonds are hard to come by at New Lima, we kept the expense as low as possible.

4. A Tax Impact Chart has been included that may help you understand how much of an impact this bond will have on your taxes. For example, if your taxes were $300 last year, they will increase by $40.50 cents for the year, which is $3.37 a month. 


The revised Student Transfer Policy takes effect January 1, 2022.

Student Transfer Policy Effective 1-1-2022.pdf

Our Mission

To encourage the students, within the limits of his/her capabilities to acquire knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to function effectively as a worthy citizen in a democratic society. To teach each child to develop a knowledge and appreciation for American culture, American citizenship and the rights and responsibilities of being a citizen. To recognize the individual differences of each student and to provide the educational opportunities necessary to meet those needs. To teach character by preparing a student to accept responsibility in all endeavors, to respect the rights of others and to have high moral and spiritual values. To understand the needs of all students and provide the opportunities in the vocational, as well as the academic fields, by establishing a program to meet those needs of vocationally inclined, as well as those of the academically talented. To develop a healthy and controlled body able to meet and to withstand the rigors of daily living. To develop wholesome personal and social attitudes which are fundamental to sound human relations in the home, the school and the community.