Edmond graduation ceremonies to be simulcast
Edmond Public Schools will simulcast graduation ceremonies of its three high schools on May 18.
More than 1,400 Edmond seniors are expected to take part in Commencement Ceremonies at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City. Those who cannot make the ceremonies can watch them live by going to http://www.coxconventioncenter.com/gradstream.
Orvis Risner to celebrate 50th anniversary
Orvis Risner Elementary School in Edmond is commemorating 50 years of excellence with a Gala Celebration featuring food, entertainment and a live and silent auction from 7-8:30 p.m. Saturday at the school at 2801 S. Rankin.
“We are one of the oldest elementary schools in Edmond; the community has simply grown up right around us,” said Principal Shana Perry. “Many of the leaders in this community are part of the alumni. We think it imperative to recognize the staying power of the school, showcase our current students and honor those who have had the opportunity to learn, lead and teach during the last 50 years.”
Rose State College president to give farewell commencement
Rose State College President Terry Britton, whose career at the college spans more than 40 years, will deliver his farewell commencement speech before graduates at 7 p.m. Friday.
As in the past, this year’s commencement will take place at the First Southern Baptist Church at 6400 S. Sooner Road in Oklahoma City.
Memorial students’ sewing project helps clothe young girls
Imagine a world where every little girl owns at least one dress.
It is hard to believe in today’s world that there are young girls who have very little or nothing of their own to wear.
3 Edmond teams head to world championship
More than 800 teams from across the world will compete May 22-25 in the 34th Odyssey of the Mind World Finals at Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich.
Five teams of Edmond elementary and middle school students made it to Worlds, although only three teams will be attending this summer.
State experiences second day of testing disruption
District officials said students are testing today, while a current state lawmaker and former school administrator said students should get a pass this year on testing in light of the problems that have occurred.
State Board of Education member resigns to pursue potential campaign
Joy Hofmeister, a member of the State Board of Education, recently announced her resignation from the board to pursue a potential statewide race for State Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Top history, geography students square off in Washington
Edmond students faced off with students from across the state in February to earn the title of “Champion” in regional competitions and to move on to national competitions.
In addition to the National History Bee (a competition for individual students with 330 students participating) and the National History Bowl (a team competition with 198 teams), this year’s National Championships also featured the debut of the U.S. Geography Olympiad.
Paper quilt pictures compassion, caring, concerns for others
Hanging on the wall is a large quilt, but not an ordinary one. This quilt is made of paper with squares colored by almost every student who attends Ida Freeman Elementary School.
Bridgestone brings teen driver training event to Remington Park
Knowing in advance how a vehicle will react in an emergency situation can make all the difference between a serious crash and a near miss that saves many lives. For most new drivers, this essential feel for a car’s power and control isn’t learned in a basic driver’s education class or by tips from mom and dad on the open road.
The Bridgestone Teens Drive Smart Driving Experience will give new drivers a chance to learn and experience such vital driving controls in a safe, closed-course environment. The free, half-day workshop set for May 11 and May 12 at Remington Park is designed as a hands-on training session to teach young people the skills needed to better handle accident avoidance situations, make good choices and eliminate distracted driving behaviors.
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