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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  • earth day 7.jpg Central community learns about water conservation

    Edmond residents know about rain that falls from their roofs after a storm. Some may not know what kind of important role it plays in the nation’s water supply.
    Tim Tillman, the University of Central Oklahoma’s sustainability coordinator, said UCO has a tradition of innovation in sustainable practices. Tillman said Earth Day, first brought to the campus more than 20 years ago, began that tradition.
    During Tuesday’s Earth Day Fair, Jason Summers, a Coca-Cola account manager for on-premise sales, was giving away rain barrels and educating members of the Central Oklahoma community about the benefits of rain barrels.

    April 22, 2014 3 Photos

  • Accountability push for public schools now in question

    One by one, K-12 education reforms passed in previous years by Oklahoma lawmakers are being targeted for weakening or repeal.
    Among them: Common Core State Standards, the Reading Sufficiency Act, A-F school grades for districts, and middle-school end-of-instruction exams for history and social studies. These could all be scaled back or revoked by various legislative bills that have passed in both the House and Senate.

    April 22, 2014

  • State suspends student testing over glitches

    Computer glitches forced state education officials to suspend online testing Monday, affecting student testing in Edmond and Deer Creek.
    State Superintendent Janet Barresi said as a result of online testing disruptions for students in grades 6-8 and high school end-of-instruction (EOIs) exams she directed testing vendor CTB/McGraw Hill to suspend online testing for the day.
    “We certainly share in the frustration that students and school districts feel,” Barresi said. “It is of paramount importance that CTB finds the nature of the problem and resolves it as quickly as possible.”

    April 21, 2014

  • Guthrie board calls for Common Core repeal

    A resolution recently passed by the Guthrie school board calling for the repeal of Common Core standards has attracted the attention and support of several state legislators.
    State Reps. Lee Denney, R-Cushing, Dale DeWitt, R-Braman, Jason Murphey, R-Guthrie, and state Sen. AJ Griffin, R-Guthrie, praised the school board for weighing in on the Oklahoma Legislature’s pending action to repeal state-issued Common Core standards.

    April 21, 2014

  • Touch-A-Truck event draws families to UCO

    Edmond Electric and Edmond Vehicle Maintenance are co-hosting the Edmond Touch-A-Truck from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 17 in the UCO parking lot off Second Street. Touch-A-Truck is a fundraising event that provides children of all ages with the opportunity to experience life-size vehicles and interact with community support leaders like police officers, firemen, construction workers and many more. Families will have the opportunity for a hands-on exploration of many vehicles such as Edmond’s own fire trucks and police cars, an Edmond Electric bucket truck and even a solid waste truck.
    Admission for the Touch-A-Truck event is a suggested $2 donation with the proceeds going to the Edmond HOPE Center. For more information, contact Edmond Electric at 216-7671 or email michelle.gumaer@edmondok.com.

    April 21, 2014

  • Biggest student loan profits come from grad students

    This week, the Congressional Budget Office projected that the federal government would earn roughly $127 billion from student lending during the next 10 years.

    April 19, 2014

  • 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

    April 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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