Cherokee Nation, Sequoyah High School mourn loss of

assistant coach


The Cherokee Nation and Sequoyah High School mourn the loss of assistant baseball and softball coach Jacob Tanner.

Tanner, 61, passed away Thursday.

“We are deeply saddened to unexpectedly lose such a valued and respected member of our Sequoyah High School family,” said Cherokee Nation Chief of Staff Chuck Hoskin. “Coach Tanner was a great mentor, teacher and coach for our students. Today, our thoughts and prayers are with his family.”

Tanner, known for always smiling, served as the assistant baseball and fast-pitch softball coach and science teacher at Sequoyah since 2006. He also sponsored the robotics program at Sequoyah.

“Coach Tanner was very well liked and respected by students, staff and faculty. His passing is a great loss for our Sequoyah family, and we will miss him greatly. Right now, our thoughts and prayers are with his family, players, students, colleagues and all who will be grieving this loss,” said Sequoyah Schools Athletic Director Marcus Crittenden.

Tanner served more than 35 years in education, including his time at Sequoyah.

Funeral services will be at Sequoyah High School new gym on May 4th, 2016, at 10:00 am.  There will be no classes on this date for Sequoyah Schools.
2016 Elementary & Jr. High Basketball Camps

Sequoyah Schools offers basketball summer camps for girls and boys.  The camps are designed to help youngsters develop their skills, master techniques and learn the basic concepts of basketball.  Camps are instructed by the Sequoyah Schools' coaching staff and members of the Sequoyah Schools' high school basketball teams. 

Girls going into grades 1 through 9                   May 31, June 1, & June 2

        Grades 1 through 5         8:00am - 11:00am
        Grades 6 through 9        12:00pm - 3:00pm
Free lunch will be available for both groups from 11:00am - 12:00pm in the school cafeteria.

Boys going into grades 1 through 9                    May 24, 25, & 26

        Grades 1 through 5         8:00am - 11:00am
        Grades 6 through 9        12:00pm - 3:00pm
Free lunch will be available for both groups from 11:00am - 12:00pm in the school cafeteria.

Click here for registration for girls

Click here for registration for boys

For more information on the camp for girls, call Larry Callison at 918-557-8335.

For more information on the camp for boys, call Jay Herrin at 918-822-0835.

New for this year - child care for campers on camp days. 

The Sequoyah Indians and Lady Indians will participate in a community service project during their 2016 summer basketball camps. Each basketball player will be involved with mentoring and child care for campers, as well as helping the campers with the summer feeding program for our community. Basketball players will be connecting with the youth of our area to better build relationships with the each other. They will provide child care for the campers before, between, and after their scheduled camp times. 

This will begin at 7:30am and will end when campers are picked up by their parents by 4:00pm. Only campers will be admitted and this will only be available on camp days.

This project is part of our AthLife program and will promote confidence and self-efficacy among our student athletes and our community. Being positive role models for our future Indians and others in our community will be displayed throughout the summer camps.  

Please contact Janice Carr at or 918-453-5781.



The Week of May 16, 2016

This Week's Character Quote:

"Education is not a preparation for life; education is life itself."

-John Dewey

This Week's SAT Word:

Actuate (verb)- to move or incite to action



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The Sequoyah Powerlifting Team won the 3A State Championship in Norman on Friday, March 11!!!  Indian Iron put on a dominant display of strength to claim the 1st Powerlifting State Championship in school history!  Individual medalists: 2nd - Jake Sevier (123), 2nd - Justin Hooper (157), 2nd - Dakota Kahbeah (168), 5th - Logan Bush (168), and 5th - Tyler Barnett (198).


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