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
Nursing students give presentations at international conference
Staci Swim of Edmond was one of five Doctoral students from Oklahoma City University’s Kramer School of Nursing who gave presentations last week in Aqaba, Jordan, at an international conference on nursing.
Fall 2013 Dean’s List at LeTourneau University names Edmond resident
Kara Huff of Edmond was recognized for outstanding academic accomplishments by being named to the LeTourneau University Dean’s List for the Fall 2013 semester.
Huff achieved a grade point average between 3.50 and 3.99 for the semester to receive this honor.
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