Allen High School

Important dates JH/HS

Cap and Gown Unit-Mandatory for graduation: You will need to order online from Jostens. If you do not have a credit/debit card to place order or need assistance, let me know ASAP. I will help you get it ordered. If you would like to order online, please click on one of the following links:

For Graduation Items & Class Rings

Cap & Gown & Tassel Only--Click this link

State Testing for Juniors Regarding the ACT--We must have a consent form on file for juniors to fill out the non-test information for the ACT given in April for all juniors. I have several, but don't have all. If you haven't filled one out, please click the link below and fill it out please. If you need a paper copy, I can send another one home with your student. I know it sounds crazy because most of our kids have taken the ACT already, but we are required to get consent for the one given by the State.

2020-2021--ACT Informed Consent--Required for all 11th Grade Students

March 2nd--ACT will be given at Allen for all seniors who signed up beginning at 8:05 a.m.--the SDE is paying for your test

March 30th--ACT will be given at Allen for all sophomores & juniors who signed up beginning at 8:05 a.m. $39 is the cost


Please take advantage of this program if you need assistance. Allen JH/HS is teamed up with the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma with the help of the Chickasaw Nation to provide a food pantry for students in grades 6-12. The purpose of the Food Pantry is to provide students with extra food for the weekend who might not otherwise have food when they cannot eat at school. We served up to 60 students when we were first hit with the pandemic in March and continued through May. We have been able to replenish our pantry and are ready to help out anyone in need. We also have toiletries such as deodorant, shampoo and conditioner, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, personal products and a few other items that people in our community have donated to help our students out. Please answer the following questionnaire if you think that your student(s) may qualify for this program. Again, we want to help and this is confidential. (If you know of a student in need, you may recommend them using this same survey.) The questionnaire is sent only to Mrs. Costner. You must meet the criteria of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma to receive food. The toiletries are not part of the Food Bank. Once your application is received, you will be contacted. Please click on the link below.

JH/HS Food Pantry Application

Scholarship links

My main communication to students about scholarships is through school email. I always forward what I receive to students and parents. I will post as many links as possible to this page. You must be proactive in searching for scholarships--I don't receive information on all of them, but I will post as many as possible.

Fastweb--Scholarship Search

OKCollegestart Scholarship Search--Great Search for Oklahoma Scholarships

Scholarship List

7th Graders--Cooke Young Scholars Program (Scholarship)

Scholarship Opportunities

It is never too early to start searching for scholarships. There are many scholarships that can help students pave a way towards their future success. Below are a few websites to help students and families get started on their scholarship journey.

Premier Nursing Academy

Premier Nursing Academy offers monthly scholarships available to those in historically underrepresented groups, including those who are pursuing healthcare careers, such as nursing, health administration, or allied health careers.

For more information, visit:

Oklahoma Edge offers Financial Aid & Scholarships resources to help connect students to financial aid and scholarship opportunities.

Oklahoma CareerTech

Students may apply for several types of aid including scholarships, grants, long-term loans, and work-study assistance. For more information, visit: Scholarship Collection. offers a Scholarship Profile and Scholarship Corner for students to find financial aid and monthly scholarship opportunities. offers over 3.7 million college scholarships and grants. You can even search for scholarships by month. To search Jan. 2021 scholarship deadlines, click here.

For more information visit:

Teen Writing Contest

Deadline Approaching...

Extended deadline: March 14, 2021

The Cancer Unwrapped Teen Writing Contest opens a dialogue with teens about their emotions and realities when dealing with cancer, whether their own diagnosis or the diagnosis of a loved one.

This national program encourages teens to write about their experiences for the opportunity to win one of several $1,000 cash prizes.

We aim to give a voice to teens representing an array of social identities and lived experiences. Our mission at Cancer Pathways (formerly Gilda's Club Seattle) is to 'face cancer together' - this writing contest is one of the ways we help teens and their families realize they are not alone. The most current guidelines and information can be found here.

2021 jh/hs INFORMATION



Click on the following links to read our "Student Handbook" and our new "Chromebook Policy and Protection Plan". Each student, in grades 6-12, will be issued a chromebook to use for the school year. We want to emphasize the importance of issuing these to our students--it is vital that each student has his/her chromebook as soon as possible. Please read the contract, sign it and return it, so we can issue one to your student. If you cannot print the contract, it is available at the high school office. We also have printed copies of the handbook available. If you have any questions, please email Mr. Grimm or Mrs. Costner.



Congratulations to the first and second place winners of the Rho Chapter, Delta Kappa Gamma Essay Contest for Murray and Pontotoc counties!

7th Grade First Place Essay by Cameron Reed

7th Grade Second Place Essay by Kellianne Finney

8th Grade First Place Essay by Ava Laden

8th Grade Second Place Essay by Kelsey Hurt

Pictured: Ava Laden, Kelsey Hurt, Cameron Reed. Not pictured: Kellianne Finney