Kids have dubbed them "fat letters," notes schools send home to parents stating their children are overweight.
Thunder's Collison reads at Cross Timbers
Thunder player Nick Collison visits 160 Cross Timbers Elementary School second graders Wednesday for a Reading Timeout, presented by American Fidelity Assurance Company. This is the fifth Reading Timeout for the 2013-2014 season. Collison read "A Bad Case of the Stripes" to the students as part of the Thunder Read to Achieve initiative. Debbie Williams, Thunder's community relations and programs manager showed illustrations in the book as Collison read to the students. Thunder players and entertainers read books aloud to elementary school students, then lead the children in a pledge to continue good reading habits by reading at least 20 minutes a day.
USA TODAY representatives were on hand at Memorial High School Wednesday to recognize America’s best high school boys basketball coach, Shane Cowherd.
With nearly 2 million votes cast for him alone, Cowherd pulled away from the second-closest contender, Joe Fenlon of Tampa Prep in Florida in the last hours of voting.
“When I went to bed the night before, I said it looks like we will be going to Florida,” said Derek Samson, USA TODAY director of content for high school sports. “When I woke up the next morning I told Pat, ‘Well, it looks like we are going to Edmond, Oklahoma.’”
School leaders discuss top education issues
Third-grade reading, new education standards, teacher pay and the arts were among key issues addressed by superintendents from Oklahoma’s two largest public school systems during an education forum Thursday.
Dave Lopez, interim superintendent of Oklahoma City Public Schools, and Keith Ballard, superintendent of Tulsa Public Schools, fielded questions from an audience of more than 50 during the forum at Kamp’s 1910 Café in Oklahoma City. The forum was sponsored by Oklahoma Watch, a nonprofit journalism organization.
The questions gave visitors a chance to learn about the superintendents’ stances on education issues and about some of the programs going on inside the districts.
Bishop McGuinness names homecoming queen
Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School celebrated Junior Homecoming recently as the Irish basketball team hosted Shawnee. The Lady Irish lost a hard-fought 36-27 decision to the Wolves, while the boys were victorious in a 54-35 win
Edmond’s new board member takes oath of office
Cynthia Benson took the oath of office as the Edmond Public School District’s newest school board member Monday.
Benson was elected by voters to represent District 4 in the Feb. 11 election by a vote of 253 to 217 defeating Stephanie Bills.
Santa Fe High presents Pirates of Penzance
The “Pirates of Penzance” is one of the most popular light operas of all times. It is filled with humorous musical numbers, lots of action, some spoken dialogue to further the plot, a happy ending and a good-natured lampooning of traditional Italian opera.
OCA math team wins second place
Oklahoma Christian Academy's Math team won second place at the University of Oklahoma Math Day, Sooner Math Bowl Competition. Math team members, from left, are Josh Howard, Seth Howard, Melad Samerinezhad and Benny Ni.
OCA wins Academic Championship
Members of the Oklahoma Christian Academy celebrate winning the OSSAA Class A State Academic Championship.
Edmond student partakes in Arkansas Capitol event
Participating in the 2014 STEM Posters at the Capitol event in Little Rock on March 7 were two current UAFS students, Alice Tholen of Edmond and Daniel Schwartz of Fort Smith, and one former University of Arkansas-Fort Smith student, Cassie Peer.
UCO employee receives recognition
Caleb Cash, coordinator of Parent and Family programs for the Office of Campus Activities at the University of Central Oklahoma, recently received the Association for Orientation, Transition and Retention in Higher Education’s 2014 Region IV New Professional Award.
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