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  • Parent Night Thursday, October 9, 2014


    John Adams is hosting our first virtual vocabulary vacation on Thursday, October 9, 2014.  Each grade will decorate a room to represent their vacation spot.  Your whole family will travel to a Hawaiian Beach, China, London, a South American rainforest, an African Safari, camp in the Redwood Forest, ski in Aspen, and even take a trip to the moon.


    The adventure will begin at 4:30 in the cafeteria with a short parent meeting.  After this meeting, your family will travel to the airport to receive a passport and a virtual vocabulary vacation itinerary.  Vacationing will begin at 4:45 – 6:00.  Don’t forget to stop by baggage claim to pick up your 2 free books and snacks before you head back home.

    This event was an amazing success.  We had over 400 parents and students attend!  Please see photos under the About Us grade level tab.  We were thrilled to be able to meet and visit with so many families and look forward to the next event.

                                                         Students received snacks and free books!
    Mr. Anaya helping students find their way.           Families learning about China. (4th Grade)

Principal: Heather Zacarias

Asst. Principal:  John Addison 

School Hours:  8:10am- 3:10pm
Great Expectations
Word of the WEEK: perseverance

Definition: "The ability to persist, or continue striving, to the end"

Quote:  "It's not where you start; it's where you end up.  You haven't failed until you've stopped trying."

Synonyms:  determination, persistence, resolution, dedication, endurance, tenacity, stamina

Great Expectations Model School

Great Expectations is an Oklahoma-based professional development program that instructs teachers how to manage classrooms so students get the most out of instruction time. It’s a program that Oklahoma City Public Schools has adopted as part of a district-wide plan to reform elementary schools.

Adams Elementary is one of the district's Great Expectations Model Schools!

Dress Code

John Adams Elementary

3416 SW 37th Street

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma   73119


John Adams Dress Code

The parents and staff of John Adams Elementary adopted a school uniform policy for the school year 2007-2008.  The purpose of wearing uniforms is for students to view school as a workplace for teaching and learning.  Our school culture will be improved by the students' enhanced equality, self-respect, sense of pride, ownership in themselves, their school, and community.  Uniforms are worn to further a safe academic environment and to support Goal 3 in the District's Strategic Aims.


Uniforms may be purchased at any store (J. C. Penney's catalog, Dollar General, Wal-Mart, etc.) that carries the required dress list.

Girl's Uniforms

Knit shirt, white or navy blue

Navy, black or khaki shorts, slacks

Skirts or skorts

Adams sweatshirt or t-shirt

Black or Khaki jumpers/dresses

Boy's Uniforms

Knit shirt, white or navy blue

Navy, black or khaki shorts, slacks

Adams sweatshirt or t-shirt

Recess and physical education classes make it very dangerous for children to wear sandals/flip-flops, or slides.  Please let your child wear tennis shoes to school every day.

Thank you,

Dot Violett

Our Creed


John Adams School Creed

I am a John Adams Elementary Student. I have great expectations for myself. 

I accept the challenges and responsibilities to become the best that I can be. 
I will make today the very best day of all.  I will treat others as I would like to  be treated.

With my family and teachers I will determine what I will become for the education I receive today, will  make me
a leader of tomorrow.

I WILL succeed.  I WILL not fail.  I promise  to abide by this creed.

Our Mission

Our mission is to develop young men and women with active and creative minds, a sense of understanding and compassion for others, and the courage to act on their beliefs. We stress the total development of each child: moral, intellectual, social, emotional, and physical.

We want to prepare students for future successes.

School Programs

Great Expectations
Reading First
The Three R's

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