School History

E.M. Trout History

E.M. Trout History

Our school was named for Ernest Merrill Trout, who served on the Ponca City Board of Education beginning in 1929. He was the president of the board from 1931 until he retired in 1965 after 34 years of service! When E. M. Trout Elementary was built, Mr. Trout did not know that the other board members intended for the new school to be named after him. Mr. Trout was very surprised that his colleagues wanted to name the newly constructed school in honor of his hard work and dedication on behalf of the teachers and students of Ponca City. We at E.M. Trout Elementary School are proud to attend and work at a school named for such a generous and caring man.

School Song

School Song

Hey everybody---give a great big shout!
For our dear grade school, E.M. Trout.
We come here to study, work, and learn each day.
We proudly salute the red and the gray.
Each day brings opportunities to grow,
As we discover things that we should know.
We lift up your name, everybody proclaim! Oh it's,
E.M. Trout, E.M. Trout, Trout School! It's for me!

School Creed

School Creed

Who are we?  We are Trout Wildcats!

Who are we?

                We are Leaders

                We are Friends

                We are Helpful

                We are Creative

                We are Disciplined

What do we do?

                We always aim high,

                We always show compassion

                We always do our best

We are a Team

We are WINNERS

We are Trout Wildcats!!