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2020 Oklahoma National History Day Competition winners announced

Students presented their work fpr the 2020 National History Day competition themed, “Breaking Barriers in History” in the form of papers, documentaries, performances, exhibits or websites. Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Ten students representing five Oklahoma school systems received recognition for their projects during the 2020 National History Day (NHD) contest. The national contest is the final stage in a series of contests beginning at the local/regional and state/affiliate levels. The event is held annually […]

Cristo Rey Student Application deadline set for July 15

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The City Sentinel Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Cristo Rey Oklahoma City Catholic High School  – Cristo Rey OKC – is currently accepting applications for the 2020-21 school year, most notably for the incoming freshman class as well as a limited number of transfer applications for grades 10 and 11, until July 15. A […]

Oklahoma Historical Society Research Center reopens June 2

The Oklahoma Historical Society Research Center will reopen to the public on June 2. Guests must make an appointment to view manuscript collections, original records, maps, audio, video and photographic archival materials. OHS Website photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — The Oklahoma Historical Society Research Center has announced it will reopen to the public on Tuesday, June 2. The Research Center is located inside the Oklahoma History Center at 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive in Oklahoma City. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday from […]

Imagination Library literacy program enacted into state law

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The City Sentinel Staff Report   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma is on its way to having its own Imagination Library — a literacy program providing free books to encourage children to read. Sen. John Haste, R-Broken Arrow, and Rep Tammy Townley, R-Ardmore, are principal authors of Senate Bill 1803, creating the framework for Oklahoma’s […]

To My Students, to my Friends, and to my Readers: A Summer Reading List

Published in 1959, Barbara Ward’s “Five Ideas That Changed the World” was an influential examination of nationalism, industrialism, colonialism, communism and internationalism.

Patrick B. McGuigan With affection and appreciation, here is a summer reading list for those who have been my students across the years, from the college level in the late 1970s through my most recent years teaching in common education It is also worthy of the consideration of those who engage with my reporting and […]

ReadOKC presents “Get in the Game” summer reading challenge

This summer the OKCPS ReadOKC program has issued a challenge for elementary students to read at least 20 minutes a day.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Although the 2019-20 school year ended abruptly due to the coronavirus pandemic, during the summer break there will be time for Oklahoma City Public Schools (OKCPS) students to “Get in the Game” with ReadOKC. ReadOKC promotes the love of reading to OKCPS elementary students, […]

U.S. News ranks Classen SAS High School at Northeast Oklahoma’s top high school

Class of 2020 graduating students pose in front of Classen SAS High School at Northeast, ranked #1 on the U.S. News and World Report 2020 list of Best Oklahoma High Schools. Classen SAS @ Northeast Twitter photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Classen School of Advanced Studies High School at Northeast ranked first on the U.S. News and World Report 2020 list of Best Oklahoma High Schools and among the top 100 high schools in the nation. “This accomplishment shines a bright light on the commitment to excellence demonstrated by our students, […]

OSU’s Pete’s Pet Posse program available for virtual therapy

With the physical campuses shut down, OSU students, faculty, staff and visitors can now sign up for Pete’s Pet Posse virtual pet therapy via video conferencing with Lucy, the Golden doodle or other favorite program pups.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Due to the COVID-19 pandemic stay at home and social distancing requirements issued by the CDC, Oklahoma State University’s (OSU) Pete’s Pet Posse therapy program is changing its regular pet therapy campus visits into virtual sessions. Created to enhance emotional wellness, Pete’s Pet Posse is […]

Rose State College Foundation launches Student Relief Fund

Rose State College, a two-year college in Midwest City, Oklahoma, is making special efforts to assist spring semester students in need. Photo provided.

The City Sentinel Staff Report   The Rose State College Foundation Board has approved a Student Relief Fund to assist Rose State students needing financial assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding will provide internet access for students, cover a portion of unpaid classes for the spring semester and other immediate needs of students. “The […]

Free Garden-in-Place starter kits for kids offered by Myriad Gardens and Scissortail Park

The education, programming and horticultural staff at Myriad Botanical Gardens and Scissortail Park have created the Garden In Place program which offers free seed starting kits for local children and their families. Photo provided.

  By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter UPDATE: Originally scheduled for Friday, April 24, the date has been changed to Friday, May 8. OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – While many education programs and public events are on hold in Oklahoma City, the education, programming and horticultural staff at Myriad Botanical Gardens and Scissortail Park have created […]

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