Transformative Learning Conference hosted by UCO
Advancing its mission to transform students’ lives through education, the University of Central Oklahoma will host its annual Transformative Learning Conference from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 28 in Central’s Nigh University Center.
2 Troop 331 Boy Scouts earn Eagle Scout rank
Two Edmond Boy Scouts recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout. The Scouts are Conner Stanley Blatt and Austin Matthew Sykora.
Sequoyah Middle School names Students of the Month
Sequoyah Middle School students of the month are teacher selected based on academic excellence, leadership skills and positive attitudes.
Dinner, auction kick off Memorial’s service project tonight
Although Edmond Memorial High School is the third district school to kick off its community service project, they were the first Edmond school to become involved in their community with a fundraiser.
Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program nominations end March 14
Only two weeks remain to nominate young volunteers for the Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program. Kids ages 6 to 18 who have made a positive impact on their communities can be awarded scholarships and prizes, ranging from $50 Kohl’s gift cards to $10,000 scholarships.
Edmond cadets sharpen shooting skills
Cadets progressing through the Edmond Police Department’s in-house Police Academy are sharpening their shooting skills at the agency’s firing range.
The cadets are working their way through the EPD’s 21-week in-house academy coordinated by Police Sgt. Jeff Richardson. Standard firearms qualifications include shooting from one to 50 yards, Richardson said.
“Accuracy, of course, is paramount in everything we do,” Richardson said. “Right now we’re crawling before we walk before we run.”
SBU releases fall 2013 graduate, honor roll lists
Southwest Baptist University has released its fall 2013 honor roll lists. Lindsey Roy of Edmond earned a place on the President’s List. To be listed on the semester’s President’s List the student must have a 3.7-3.84 overall grade point average. Students must carry at least 12 hours of college work at Southwest Baptist University.
UW-Madison announces fall Dean’s List
The University of Wisconsin-Madison has recognized students named to the Dean’s List for the fall semester of the 2013-2014 academic year. Benjamin Van Domelen, College of Engineering was named to the Dean’s Honor List.
State to try pilot program for education data sharing
Oklahoma is often held up as the national poster child for offering early childhood education to many students.
But according to state officials and educators, the system has a serious weakness: Data about each student’s academic profile is not shared among early-childhood education program providers and school districts, or between providers. That prevents kindergarten teachers from being able to immediately target students’ learning needs when they arrive, officials say. It also prevents providers from doing the same when a child transfers from one program to another or is enrolled in more then one program.
Fifth-grader wins writing award
Cross Timbers Elementary fifth graders Carly O'Rear and Audrey O'Rear were the illustrator and writer, respectively, of the Judge’s Award, first place in the Intermediate School Short Story category in the Oklahoma Writing Project contest. Audrey's entry, “Leah’s Kingdom: To Find a Way,” will be published in the Oklahoma Anthology of Winning Writing this spring. She will be recognized at the writing contest and awards presentation March 27 at Oklahoma City University where she will read her winning entry to the group of attendees.
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