New Lima Schools

**UPDATED 3/20**

Tentative Schedule for the Week of 3/20

Monday, 3/20:

HS Baseball vs. Calvin @4:00-- CANCELED   

JH & HS Softball vs. Maud @4:30      

Tuesday, 3/21:

Man Up @lunch      

JH & HS Softball vs. Bowlegs @4, then JH & HS vs. Weleetka @6

JH & HS Baseball vs. Butner @4   

Wednesday, 3/22:

Elementary Eagle Adventure Food Program

HS FCA @lunch    

Thursday, 3/23:

HS Softball- Weleetka Tournament (Bracket TBA)

SSC Interscholastic Meet

Indian Education Committee Meeting in Ms. Keesee's room @3:30   

HS Baseball @Pittsburg @4

Friday, 3/24:

Elementary Movie Day

Senior Reality Check 10:30-12:00

JH & HS Baseball vs. Maud @4

Congratulations to our Murray State College Interscholastic Meet winners!

🏆District Winners:

Tanir Martin- 1st place in Computer Fundamentals & 5th place in Agricultural Business

Marli Penn- 1st place in American Government

Mackenzie Jordan- 1st place in American Literature & 3rd place in Library Skills

Brooke Weaver- 1st place in Art Portfolio

Beau Sneed- 4th place in Expository Writing

Briah Edwards- 4th place in World History

🏆Overall of Division 3 & 4 Rankings:

Karli Johnson- 5th place in Algebra 1

Ian Ketcher- 4th place in Algebra 2 & 7th in General Biology

Logan Heard- 8th place in General Science

Caitlyn Factor- 8th place in Trigonometry

We want to give a huge THANK YOU to Tinker Federal Credit Union for supplying the money to purchase two VexGo Robotics kits for our Advanced Computers class.

Eighteen volunteers, made up of community, faculty, staff, and students read to students throughout the week in the library, classrooms, gym, softball, and baseball fields. Our three year olds enjoyed hearing Jordan Bumgarner read about Color Days and emotions. Mr. Darrell Brown read, "How Mr. Brown Can Moo!" and Coach Weaver read "Fox and Socks". PreK and Kindergarten heard our Superintendent, Rhonda Barkhimer, read about "A Wocket in my Pocket", and secretary, Elizabeth Griffis read "Hop on Pop". Needless to say, first grade was in tune as one of the cheerleaders, Rae Factor, read "The Cat in the Hat" and Mrs. Nita Moreland read all about the "Tooth and Foot" books. Second grade enjoyed hearing Shelly Brown read "And to Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street" and "Hooper Humperdink...? Not Him!". Mrs. Spears turned "Horton Hears a Who" into a play read by may of the 3rd graders. Awesome Dr. Seuss books adults gew up with like "Green Eggs and Ham", were enjoyed through the breakfast line and read to the 4th grade. Even our coaches and administration were able to share some rhymes that make reading fun. Coach Neill, Coach Marchbanks, and Mr. Amos also read Many Colored Days to our upper level students. A favorite book that introduces science and our environment to kids called "The Lorax" was read by Thomas Gates. New Lima Elementary is very appreciative of all the community and staff for making this week a success! 

HS ⚾Baseball and 🥎Softball Schedules for Spring 

After the overwhelming response to our first New Lima Alumni game, we have decided to postpone the game originally scheduled for March 11th to July 21st. While we are disappointed to have postponed the event, we are excited to announce that we are adding a men's baseball game to the event on July 21st. We will have both a girls softball game, followed by a men's baseball game on July 21st. All Alumni are invited to participate.  Moving this date will allow us to better prepare and ensure that our first alumni event will be memorable and enjoyable for everyone that attends.

If you have already paid for the game, we will refund your money or apply it to the new date. Please contact Mr. Lee at to make arrangements. Please stay tuned for more information on this event as we get closer to the date.

Go Falcons!

New Lima will begin accepting pre-enrollment applications for our 3-year old program on Tuesday February 21st. 

Enrollment Requirements for the program are as follows:

1.  In order for a child to begin the Early Childhood Program, the child must be three (3) years of age on or before the first day of September of the year the child intends to enroll. Age may be verified by a birth certificate or previous educational records.

2. The child must be potty trained.

3. Availability is on a first come first serve basis with preference given to students who reside in the New Lima School District.

4. If you do not live in the district, the child must have older siblings that will be attending New Lima Schools as well.

To pre-enroll your student, please fill out the form and return it to the Elementary Principals Office. For any questions please contact Mr. Lee at 405-257-3948 or email at

Kent Lee

Elementary Principal/Athletic Director

New Lima Public Schools

Congratulations to our January HS Student of the Month, Libby Driggers! Libby consistently shows the characteristic of attentiveness in all she does. If you see this fantastic student, congratulate her! 

February's Breakfast & Lunch Menus

Get your candy grams ordered now! ORDERS DUE FEBRUARY 9TH!

There is an Indian Education Committee/JOM meeting this afternoon, 1/26 @3:30 in Ms. Keesee's HS Annex Computer Lab. ALL JOM PARENTS ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND!

Congratulations to our SRT Tournament Champions! Our 7th & 8th grade girls beat 2A Latta 33-11 for the title. Way to go, girls!! 

January's Breakfast and Lunch Menus

Congratulations to our student of the month, Alma Torres! Alma won for exhibiting the quality of RESPONSIBILITY. If you see Alma, congratulate her! 

December's board meeting will be held December 12th @6:30 in the Superintendent's Office.

**UPDATE!** Position has been filled.-- New Lima is in need of a full time janitor. The hours are 7:30-3:30. The job requires a large amount of walking and physical labor, such as mopping and vacuuming. Please contact Mrs. Barkhimer for more information. or (405)257-5771     Posted 11/30/2022

Our JH girls were runners up in the JH Little River Conference last week! Way to go, girls! 

Congratulations to our Mahaylia Harge for being named an All Conference Fastpitch Softball player!

November's Board meeting will be held Nov. 14th @6:30 in the Superintendent's Office. 

Our high school student of the month for October is Emma Marchbanks! Emma was recognized for showing RESPONSIBILITY. If you see her, give her a pat on the back! Way to go, Emma! 

We'd like to say a big thank you to Electric Service Company of Seminole for donating new basketballs!

🍎 Cafeteria Info!🍎 

2022/2023 Basketball Schedules


3-year-olds painted and learned about 🎃 pumpkins🎃  yesterday!

Our 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th graders had a GREAT time at Seminole Nation Play Day at the Seminole Nation Museum in Wewoka today. 

Pre-K is learning about 🎃pumpkins🎃 today! 

Our own Beau Sneed was the 1st place high school winner of the 2022 Canadian Valley Electric Cooperative & American Legion Essay Contest! Beau wrote an essay over what freedom and the American flag means to him. Beau was presented with a certificate and a check for $250 at last night's Flag Retirement Ceremony. Congratulations to Beau! 

Congratulations to Beau Sneed for being chosen as the high school's Student of the Month! Beau was chosen for exhibiting the quality of RESPECT. If you see this young man, congratulate him. Way to go, Beau!

October's Breakfast and Lunch Menus

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. We here at New Lima want to encourage you to reach out if you're contemplating suicide or self-harm.

The Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7. It is free and confidential. Call 1800-273-TALK or call or text 988 for help.

Did you know...

🧡According to the CDC, in 2020 there were 869 deaths by suicide in Oklahoma.

💛According to the National Institute of Mental Health, in 2020 suicide was the second leading cause of death among individuals between the ages of 10-14 and 25-34 , the third leading cause of death among individuals between the ages of 15-24, and the fourth leading cause of death among individuals between the ages of 35 and 44.

🧡According to the CDC, in 2020 Oklahoma's ninth leading cause of death was suicide.

For more information on how to help, visit or

To see the PSAs that our Advanced Computers class created to help spread awareness, click here.

New Lima 🍀4-H 🍀students did great at the Seminole County Fair. All first place entries qualified for the OK State Fair. Here are their achievements:

Front Row (L to R):

🍀Leeanna Simon- 1st & 2nd Places

🍀Aubri Davis- 2 Clover Bud Participation Awards

🍀Charlee Morris- Clover Bud Participation Award

🍀Harper Barkhimer- 1st Place, 3rd Place @OK State Fair 

Back Row (L to R):

🍀Devrey Whitefield- 3, 1st Place Entries

🍀Marli Penn- 2nd Place

🍀Sandi Simon-2, 1st Place Entries

🍀Leo Morris- 1st Place

Falcon family--

Do you have great pictures you want to share with the yearbook?

Now you can! Share candids of your student with us at:


to the High School's student of the month for August, Rhilynn Mashtare! Rhilynn was recognized for her daily diligence.

If you see her, tell her to keep it up!

New Lima Public Schools is looking for substitute teachers for the 2022-2023 school year.  If you are interested in subbing please call us at 405-257-3948 or come by Mr. Lee's office in the Elementary to fill out an application. 

Online Student Transfer application is now available. This application allows parents/guardians to submit an open transfer request that will be processed in the order in which they are received. For any students new to Oklahoma, the application will assign a State Testing Number (STN) that is used for enrollment purposes.

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.