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ReadOKC presents “Get in the Game” summer reading challenge

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

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, […]

Nine finalists named for OKCPS Teacher of the Year

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools and Oklahoma City Public Schools (OKCPS) have named the nine finalists for OKCPS 2020 Teacher of the Year. The finalists are: Michelle Cheney, Kaiser Elementary, 3rd Grade Teacher Leslie Davis, Cleveland Elementary, 1st Grade Teacher Amanda Girdler, Taft […]

Baseball Legend Cal Ripken Jr. to launch opening of 33 OKCPS STEM Centers

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On Tuesday, August 27, author, philanthropist, and Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Jr. will join community leaders to celebrate the grand opening of thirty-three Ripken STEM Centers in Oklahoma City Public Schools (OKCPS). From 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. there will be an assembly […]

Councilman James Cooper encourages children to join ReadOKC’s summer reading challenge

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Recently, teacher and Oklahoma City Ward 2 Councilman James Cooper shared his love of books by reading the classic “Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak to children at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oklahoma County at Memorial Park in northwest Oklahoma City.. […]

Oklahoma City Public Schools students gain “college- and career-ready” typing (keyboarding) skills

Staff Report   The local school district’s first-ever Keyboarding Competition was fun, participants say – and it inspired students in grades 3-8 to master typing. In the age of computers that is an essential skill which is now required for online assessments. The “Key Bee” finals took place Tuesday, May 7, at Frederick Douglass Mid-High […]

From Oklahoma City Public Schools – Final Criteria Data for ‘Pathway to Greatness’

Staff Report On Friday, December 21, Oklahoma City Public Schools (OKCPS) released what a press release called “our final sets of criteria data as we continue our work to redesign our district for the future through our Pathway to Greatness (P2G) Project. Our top priority for our resources must be providing equitable learning opportunities for our students […]

Sonja Martinez dons rainbow colors as 2017 OKC Pride Parade Grand Marshall

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The OKC Pride Parade was deemed another huge success as it closed a weekend of festivities celebrating diversity and equality in the metro.  The 2017 OKC Pride Weekend was themed “OKC Pride, 30 Years of Resistance,” The month of June is recognized across America and around […]

Oklahoma City Public Schools District No. 2: For Rebecca Budd

By Patrick B. McGuigan For The City Sentinel District 2 for the Oklahoma City Public Schools Board of Education sprawls across the heart of our community – the readership base of The City Sentinel newspaper. In the three-person February primary, Rebecca Budd led the field. In second place was Nick Singer. To put it mildly, […]

Coat-A-Kid program brings warmth to OKCPS students in need

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Oklahoma City Public Schools (OKCPS) and The Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools (http://okckids.com/index.php ) are seeking community partners to reach their fundraising goal this winter for the Coat-A-Kid program. Foundation President and CEO Mary Mélon and OKCPS Acting Superintendent Aurora Lora are working together to raise $120,000 by […]

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