The Edmond Sun

Education

October 19, 2012

10-20 Education news in brief

EDMOND — Cub Scout Pack 94 plans flapjack fundraiser

Edmond Cub Scout Pack 94 will host a Flapjack Fundraiser at the Edmond Applebee’s on Oct. 27. All proceeds raised will go toward Pack 94’s expenses such as the costs of equipment, camps and activities.

 The Cub Scout Pack 94 fundraiser will be hosted by the Applebee’s restaurant at 3521 S. Broadway starting at 8 a.m. Tickets for the Flapjack Fundraiser are $7 and can be purchased by contacting Stephanie Dodge at 249-8359. Breakfast includes a short stack of pancakes, sausage, milk, juice and coffee.

To request a Flapjack Fundraiser to benefit your nonprofit organization, visit www.AGGrestaurants.com.

   

McGuinness senior Commended Student in NMSP

Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School announces that senior Amanda Duvall has been named as a Commended Student in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program. Amanda is the daughter of Pamela Rorabaugh of Oklahoma City and Mark Duvall of Edmond.

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are receiving Letters of Commendation in recognition of their exceptional academic promise. These individuals scored in the top 5 percent of the 1.5 million students taking the 2011 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School offers STS Placement Test

Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School will be administering the STS High School Placement test on Nov. 10 to any eighth-grader interested in attending the school as a freshman for the 2013-14 school year. All prospective ninth-graders must take this test in order to help with course selection. A second test date will be offered Nov. 17 for all those who cannot make it on the first test date.

Students will need to arrive before 8 a.m. on the day of testing. They need to bring $15 for the testing fee and two No. 2 pencils. No calculators or cell phones are allowed. The test lasts about three and a half hours.

Students not attending a feeder school and interested in taking the placement test must contact Amy Hanson, freshman counselor at ahanson@bmchs.org or 842-6638, ext. 225, to register for the test.

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  • Dr. Fielding’s variance denied by close vote

    Reverse-angle parking will continue at the 13 N. University Drive office of Dr. Brad Fielding. The Edmond City Council rejected a variance request by the local optometrist to end the city’s pilot project in front of his medical facility.
    Councilman Nick Massey and Councilwoman Victoria Caldwell supported Fielding’s variance request that was dismissed in a 3-2 vote.
    Four parking lines were striped late last year at Fielding’s business after the city opened new bicycle lanes along University. The city cites the safety for bicyclists and motorists who traditionally depart while backing into traffic as the main reasons for introducing reverse-angle parking.

    April 15, 2014

  • Sequoyah Sequoyah names students of the month

    Sequoyah teachers chose the following students as students of the month for being good role models, conscientious students, diligent workers, and respectful individuals

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  • OCU planning Earth Day activities

    Oklahoma City University will celebrate Earth Day with events on April 22. The events are free to the public and will be in the McDaniel University Center near Florida Avenue and Northwest 26th Street.

    April 12, 2014

  • Ruff Draft Student newspaper, magazines take top honors at contest

    Ruff Draft, the student newspaper produced by staffs at all three Edmond high schools, recently took top honors in the Oklahoma Scholastic Media competition, which is conducted in coordination with the Gaylord School of Journalism at the University of Oklahoma.

    April 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • Art Show UCO puts the spotlight on design graduates

    The University of Central Oklahoma Department of Design will present “Defeaters of Dull: The Design Senior Show” from 6-8 p.m. April 17 at the First National Center, 120 N. Robinson Ave., Suite 730W, in downtown Oklahoma City.

    April 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • Gala to celebrate global programs

    The University of Central Oklahoma’s Office of Global Affairs will present the International House Night Market Gala from 6-9 p.m. April 18 at the UCO International House, 912 N. Chowning Ave. in Edmond, just north of the main campus.
    Now in its second year, the gala’s 2014 theme is “A Fusion of Art and Cultural Storytelling.”
    Attendees will enjoy dinner, live and silent auctions, entertainment and the presentation of the award for Promoting Cross-Cultural Understanding to Pam Washington, Ph.D., dean of Central’s College of Fine Arts and Design, as well as the recognition of Zhongying Wang, president of Tiptop Energy Production US LLC, as a top contributor to Cross-Cultural Understanding.

    April 12, 2014

  • Oklahoma Christian presents band, orchestra concerts

    The Oklahoma Christian University music department will present its final instrumental concerts of the school year next week.

    April 12, 2014

  • safety 5.jpg 500-plus Edmond students visit safety village

    More than 500 local students have learned about safety from Edmond firefighters in recent days.
    Mid-day Friday, students from Washington Irving Elementary School were at the Edmond Fire Department’s Children’s Safety Village, a child-size, life safety education center where children learn in a hands-on environment. The village is complete with a city park, buildings, streets, traffic lights, a railroad crossing, a water feature and utility-like infrastructure.

    April 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • Edmond student named National Achievement Scholarship winner

    National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced this week the names of about 800 outstanding Black American high school seniors who have won Achievement Scholarship® awards through the National Achievement Scholarship Program. These awards, totaling more than $2 million, are financed by grants from 31 corporate organizations and professional associations, and by National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

    April 11, 2014

  • Perry takes on Summit principal position

    Shana Perry was named the new principal of Summit Middle School starting for the 2014-15 school year. The Edmond Board of Education voted on the personnel change at its regularly scheduled meeting Monday.

    April 10, 2014