School meals will increase by about 10 cents this school year.
“In order to comply with the USDA’s Paid Lunch Equity requirement as set forth in the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, all school districts participating in the National School Lunch Program must raise average meal prices by at least 10 cents per year until their weighted average lunch price equals or exceeds the USDA target meal price,” said Edmond Public Schools Director of Child Nutrition Dan Lindsey.
EPS student meal prices for 2013-14 will be as follows: elementary breakfast, $1.60; elementary lunch, $2.50; middle school breakfast, $1.60; middle school lunch, $2.50; high school breakfast, $1.60; and high school lunch, $2.85. Adult meals at all schools will be the same at all levels and include all non-students (i.e., teachers, parents, guests). Adult breakfast will be $1.85 and adult lunch will be $3.10.
Lindsey said for qualifying students, reduced-price meals will remain unchanged at $.30 for breakfast and $.40 for lunch at all grade levels.
“Students without lunch money are served an alternate meal consisting of a cheese sandwich and milk,” Lindsey said. “Although there is no requirement to serve alternate meals, we don’t want any students to go without something to eat, no matter what.”
Deer Creek raises food prices
Deer Creek Board of Education members voted to increase food service food prices for students and adults at all levels. Elementary school prices will go from $2.35 to $2.45, intermediate school lunches will cost $2.45, middle school lunches will cost $2.55, high school lunches will go from $2.75 to $2.85 and adult lunches at all sites will be $3.
Deer Creek does not serve breakfast to its students.
Lunches can be charged up to the following amounts: elementary schools up to $11.75, intermediate school up to $12.25, middle school up to $12.75 and high school up to $13.75.
“Once a student has met the charge amount, an alternative lunch will be served,” said Lisa Hall, Deer Creek’s child nutrition director. “The lunch will be a cheese sandwich, a fruit or vegetable and milk. The meal meets all school nutrition requirements.”
School meals will increase by about 10 cents this school year.
Helping those who are overlooked
With a projected cost of $4.2 million for a new Men’s Center at the City Rescue Mission, Edmond Memorial High School students are hoping they can raise enough money to complete the project.
The student-led Swine Week goal is $375,000 for Memorial’s annual fundraiser, which ends March 14.
Each year for the past 28 years, Memorial students have taken to the streets, completed dares, held assemblies, silent auctions, custom car shows and contacted businesses and residents in order to raise mounder way.
“Whenever the City Rescue Mission presented to the Student Council we saw how they help families and we realized that if we ever have to find a place to stay there is one,” Ball said. “If we meet our goal we realize that we will impact the honey for Swine Week.
Registration open for OU Sooner Flight Academy summer camps
The OU Sooner Flight Academy, an aviation education program provided through the University of Oklahoma Department of Aviation and University Outreach, has begun registration for its five-day, hands-on youth summer flight camps.
Piedmont High School’s D.U.C.K. Week adds Junk/Craft Show to raise funds for families
Piedmont High School has added a Junk/Craft Show to its 11th annual D.U.C.K. (Doing Unselfish Charities for Kids) Week calendar. The junk show will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday and will kick off the weeklong, community-wide fundraising event.
Speech-language pathology program at Central seeks reaccreditation
The speech-language pathology master’s program at the University of Central Oklahoma has applied for continued accreditation by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
In accordance with the organization’s policies and procedures, the CAA is seeking public comment as part of its review of the program. Comments on the program, including that of alumni, clinic patrons, employers, graduates of the program and the public, will be heard in a meeting from 4:30-5:30 p.m. March 31 in the College of Education and Professional Studies Building, Room 106 on Central’s campus.
Upcoming statewide events on the campus of OSS
The Oklahoma School of Science and Mathmetics’ Sneak Peek for eighth and ninth grade students will be from 1-3 p.m. March 29 in the Dan Little Residence Hall on the OSSM campus, 1141 N. Lincoln Blvd. in Oklahoma City.
Freedom Project Education enrolls first two students
The Freedom Project Education offered by Liberty Christian Academy has two enrollees. Mary Reyes and Joshua McCoy will be enrolled as seventh-graders in the on-line classical curriculum. It is an interactive virtual classroom.
Fine art auction to benefit OCCC
Dali, Matisse, Miro, Munier and Rembrandt are some of the most influential and prominent names in the art world, but they are just a small sampling of some of the pieces that will be for sale at the upcoming fine art, antiques and memorabilia auction at Oklahoma City Community College.
The Oklahoma City Community College Foundation is hosting the auction of more than 350 pieces on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in the Inasmuch Foundation Gallery. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the foundation. The art is being auctioned off by a local dealer.
Washington Irving students decorate grocery sacks
Washington Irving Elementary School fourth and fifth graders put in practice what they have been studying about building good character.
UCO design students dominate ADDY awards
The University of Central Oklahoma Department of Design once again dominated the student categories at the 2014 Oklahoma City ADDY Awards, with 31 Central graphic design students winning a total of 90 awards, more than any other university in the competition. Of those awards, 24 were gold, 34 silver and 30 bronze. The university also won the coveted “Braggy” award, given to the university with the most student winners, and Central design major Ivan Caro won “Best in Show” for his packaging design “Della Terra Fina Pasta.”
“The Department of Design is so proud of every single one of our student winners,” said Amy Johnson, of the UCO Department of Design.
Teachers, students brace for read-or-fail
Third-Grade Reading Test Results
The percentage of students statewide who scored unsatisfactory on the reading portion of the annual Oklahoma Core Curriculum Test has remained flat in recent years.
2009 — 14 percent, or 6,698 students failed, out of 47,395 students
2010 — 12 percent, or 5,901 students failed, out of 48,209 students
2011 — 12 percent, or 5,858 students failed out of 48,611 students
2012 — 11 percent, or 5,457 students failed out of 48,060 students
2013 — 12 percent, or 6,018 students failed out of 49,720 students
Source: Oklahoma State Department of Education
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