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Internationally renowned conductor Jeffrey Grogan joins OKCU’s Oklahoma Youth Orchestras

Internationally renowned conductor Jeffrey Grogan has accepted a joint position with Oklahoma City University and the Oklahoma Youth Orchestras starting July 1.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma City University (OKCU) and the Oklahoma Youth Orchestras (OYO) announced that internationally renowned conductor Jeffrey Grogan has accepted a joint position with the two organizations. Effective July 1, Grogan will serve as conductor of the University Symphony Orchestra at Oklahoma City University’s Bass School […]

NASA awards $25 million grant to OSU College of Education

Oklahoma State University and several partner organizations have been awarded a $25 million NASA grant to support education programs. One of those programs is the NASA Micro-g NExT program where high school students work with divers at NASA’s Neutral Buoyancy Lab near Johnson Space Center in Houston. The divers test prototype tools designed and made by the students for use in space. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Newspaper STILLWATER, OK – A $25 million grant has been awarded to the Oklahoma State University College of Education and its partner organizations by the NASA Johnson Space Center’s Office of Education. NASA provides experiential learning opportunities and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) challenges to engage the public in NASA’s mission. The five-year […]

Television personality Joan Lunden keynotes at Women for OSU Symposium

Television personality Joan Lunden was keynote speaker at the 9th Annual Oklahoma State University Women for Oklahoma Symposium at Gallagher-Iba Arena. Photo provided.

by Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter STILLWATER, OK – Last month, Women for Oklahoma State University hosted its 9th annual Symposium featuring keynote speaker American journalist, author, and television personality, Joan Lunden.  The event was held at Gallagher-Iba Arena, in Stillwater. During the event, the organization awarded 10 scholarships totaling $43,020, surpassing records in both […]

OKCU English Department hosts 2nd annual summer camp for high school writers

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by Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY – The English Department at Oklahoma City University will host the second annual Smokewood Institute for Young Writers this summer. It is an intensive two-week program of writing workshops, craft sessions, creative readings and a culminating anthology of student work. 

The program will run from July 9 through […]

Community Literacy Centers will celebrate 30th Anniversary with Literacy Live at Twilight gala

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by Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY – Community Literacy Centers (CLC) will hold its 30th anniversary celebration, Literacy Live at Twilight, on Thursday, April 27, at the Waterford Renaissance Hotel, 6500 Waterford Boulevard, in Oklahoma City. Beginning at 7 p.m. the anniversary gala will feature drinks, hors d’oeuvres, dancing, an oyster pull, and a […]

Rebecca Budd means business, and education, and clarity

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By Patrick B. McGuigan, Editor and Publisher OKLAHOMA CITY – When it comes to local public schools and citizen support, the glass is half-full, or half-empty, depending on how you look at it. District 2 School Board candidate Rebecca Budd reflected that, often, in a recent letter to voters, “So many people care about public […]

Nominations sought for Outstanding Public School Foundation Programs

OFE President Craig Story (left) and LEF Outreach Chair Beth Johnson (right) present a 2016 Outstanding Program Award for Local Education Foundations in recognition of an early childhood art studio sponsored by the Education Foundation of Muskogee. Accepting on behalf of the foundation are Melony Carey (second from left), director of Secondary Education for Muskogee Public Schools, and Alice Adair, foundation president. OFE Facebook Photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence is seeking nominations for its 2017 Outstanding Program Awards for Local Education Foundations. Each year the foundation recognizes innovative programs sponsored or administered by public school foundations. Trophies and monetary awards of $1,000 each will be presented to honorees on Tuesday, October […]

John Rex Charter School’s ‘Fuel Up!’ is a cool success

John Rex Charter Elementary School’s key ‘players’ shared in the revelry at the ‘Fuel Up!’ Fundraiser held in February. Among the participants were, from left, school parents Zachary and Kelly Perkins, state Board of Education member Bob Ross, Joy Pierce and her husband, Head of School Joe Pierce. Photos by Patrick B. McGuigan

by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – At least 200 people gathered in downtown Oklahoma City on a cool, pleasant February evening to raise thousands of dollars to support the John Rex Charter Elementary School. The now-annual “Fuel Up!” event provides supplemental revenues for the public charter school, which now serves some 450 students […]

Harding Fine Arts Academy Ignite Art Festival set for March 4

On Saturday, March 4, Harding Fine Arts Academy (HFAA) will host the 2017 Ignite Arts Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 3333 N. Shartel Avenue in Oklahoma City. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter On Saturday, March 4, Harding Fine Arts Academy (HFAA), an Oklahoma City public charter high school, will host the 2017 Ignite Arts Festival. The event, themed ‘Igniting the Spark,’ will be held from 11 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at HFAA located at 3333 N. Shartel Avenue in Oklahoma City. […]

Dove Schools listed as Oklahoma Schools of Character, Math Challenge Saturday in Tulsa

Dove Science Academy Oklahoma City is located at 919 N.W. 23 Street in the capital city. Photo from Dove’s website.

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY –  Some recent news from Dove Charter Schools: Dove Science Academy Oklahoma City has been named a 2017 Oklahoma School of Character. The local school is one of six in the state honored as a School of Character for this year. The only other Oklahoma County school so designated is Dove […]

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