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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 842-6638, ext. 225, to register for the test.
Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School to hold open house
Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School will have its annual Open House for all interested and prospective students and parents from 1-3 p.m. Nov. 4.
Teachers from each academic department will be available to provide information and answer questions. Student organizations as well as parent groups will be represented and ready to help visitors. Coaches will be present to highlight the school’s athletic programs. Visitors will be able to tour the facility and meet the school’s administrative staff. Refreshments will be served in the Commons area.
2 Edmond students part of Bishop McGuinness homecoming court
Edmond students Hannah Speziale, daughter of Louise Zamora of Edmond, and Will Harjo, son of Greg and Sara Harjo of Edmond, were both part of the Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School homecoming court.
Abbey Smith, daughter of Pat and Julie Smith of Oklahoma City, was selected as the 2012 Homecoming Queen, escorted by Cody Chancellor.
Festivities were during halftime of the McGuinness-Western Heights football game when the Irish were victorious 69-0. Other activities over the weekend included the Alumni Tailgate party offered by the Bishop McGuinness Alumni Association and a 50-year class reunion for the class of 1962.
Cub Scout Pack 94 plans flapjack fundraiser
Officials say repeal of Common Core ‘unlikely’
Despite continued opposition to new public-school standards, Oklahoma education officials say they are more confident than they were earlier this year that the standards will be fully implemented.
Theatre receives OKC Community Foundation Grant
The Oklahoma Children’s Theatre is proud to announce that it has been awarded a grant in the sum of $10,000 from the Oklahoma City Community Foundation for its Page to Stage program, a traveling, workshop series for underserved schools.
New 2014 GED program website and registration launches
GED Testing Service announced that registration and new cutting-edge resources to help prepare for the 2014 GED test are now available with the launch of the organization’s new MyGED website. MyGED — which can be found online at GED.com — is a free site that will help adults register for, take and be better prepared for the GED test. Beyond the basics of testing, it will help students identify career pathways, and more easily navigate to jobs and into college training programs required for most of today’s job openings.
Edmond school board OKs replacement, renovation at three local school sites
Edmond Board of Education members passed a number of items concerning funds for replacement or renovation at local schools Monday.
UCO names fall 2013 class marshals
The University of Central Oklahoma has named five students as class marshals of their respective colleges, recognizing them for their academic excellence during Central’s fall 2013 commencement ceremonies Dec. 13 and Dec. 14 at the university’s Hamilton Field House. UCO will have a live streaming video of the ceremonies at its website, www.uco.edu.
2 candidates file for Edmond School Board seat
Filing for local school districts’ school board positions ended at 5 p.m. Wednesday with seven candidates filing for five positions. The election will be held Feb. 11.
Candidates for Deer Creek Office 4 Seat and Guthrie Seat No. 3 are running unopposed, while Guthrie Seat No. 4 has two candidates filing as does the Oakdale Seat No. 1.
Cynthia Benson filed for Edmond Seat No. 4 Seat against Stephanie Bills. Bills was appointed by the sitting school board members to fill a position left open when board member George Cohlmia resigned so his daughter could apply for a job in the district.
Santa Fe High School showcases play Thursday, Friday
Senior Lane Jinkins portraying Mr. Marmalade in the Santa Fe High School play by the same name, tries an imaginary pair of shoes on 4-year-old Lucy, played by senior Jessica Tang. Santa Fe High School drama students are presenting "Mr. Marmalade," this weekend. A dark comedy, the play is a story telling how Lucy deals with abusive behavior through cast members portraying imaginary friends and relatives. Students will be performing the play at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday.
Edmond district checking employees for criminal misdeeds
Edmond Board of Education members voted to accept the single reading of changes for two board policies, both dealing with school employees.
Executive Director of Human Resources Randy Decker presented board members with Policy #2240, Criminal Record Questionnaire, Employee Annual and Policy #2120 dealing with Benefits, Administrator and Professional Non-Bargaining Employees at Monday’s regular monthly meeting.
Decker told board members Policy #2240 deals with a criminal record check initiated in order to be sure nothing shows up as an offense on the record of administrators, teachers and support personnel.
Additional candidate files for Oakdale School Board position
Filing for area school board seats will close at 5 p.m. Wednesday. Candidates may file at the Oklahoma County Election Board, 4201 N. Lincoln in Oklahoma City. There is no filing fee.
Seats up for grabs in the Feb. 11 election include the Edmond School Board District No. 4 seat, Deer Creek School Board Office 4 seat, Guthrie Seat No. 3 and Seat No. 4 and Oakdale Public School District No. 1 seat. If needed, a run-off election will be April 1.
Oakdale incumbent Kelli Walsh filed for Seat No. 1 Tuesday joining J. David Walsh who filed Monday.
Monday Stephanie Bills filed for the Edmond No. 4 seat while Deer Creek incumbent Danny Barnes filed for the Deer Creek Office 4 Seat and incumbent S. Janna Pierson filed for Guthrie Seat No. 3. Guthrie School Board Seat No. 4 is currently filled by Orville Cornelius but is also up for election.
To be eligible for Edmond’s District 4 seat, a candidate must live in the district, be a registered voter in the district, have a high school diploma or equivalency and not be employed by the district or have immediate family members employed by the district. The same criteria apply for the Deer Creek seat.
UCO Department of Design exhibit features work of freshmen
The University of Central Oklahoma Department of Design will open “Habitat: Designs of Dwelling Spaces for Animals,” an exhibit featuring the interior design work of current UCO freshmen, with a free, open-to-the-public reception from 4-5:30 p.m. Dec. 5 in the Melton Gallery in the Art and Design building on Central’s campus. The reception will include light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments.
“In the beginning of the fall semester, each student was randomly assigned a client, which so happened to be an animal of various size and type,” explained assistant professor of design Kevin Steiner.
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