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Bixby School News

Bixby North to Hold Annual Fundraiser

Bixby North Elementary and Intermediate PTA is set to host its third annual Agora Spartan Craft Market fundraising event on Saturday, April 8, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. The event will be held in the Intermediate’s gymnasium at 7701 E. 121st St. S.
In ancient Greece, an agora was the community marketplace or public square. Similarly, the third annual Agora Spartan Craft Market will serve as its own marketplace, hosting more than 80 vendors.

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Bixby High School Teacher of the Year

Randall Briggs has been named Bixby High School’s Teacher of the Year.

Before becoming a teacher, Briggs served in the U.S. Army for 20 years. When asked what led him into teaching, he recalls walking toward a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter with a group of officers including the squadron commander and asking the group a trivia question, “Does anyone know why the UH-60’s tail rotor is tilted at an angle of 20 degrees off of vertical?” No one knew, so he explained. The squadron commander told him then that he ought to be a school teacher one day.

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Bixby School Bond Brings Projects Closer

By EMILY RAMSEY

In January, the Bixby Chamber of Commerce hosted Superintendent Dr. Kyle Wood for his annual State of the District address.

Wood focused on three main points: the continued growth in student enrollment, current and future district construction projects, and finances.

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Area Rotary Exchange Program Benefits Students, Families

To shine a light on the international opportunities offered for students and local families, Trisha Kerkstra, 16-year member of Rotary Club of Tulsa, spoke at a recent Rotary Club of Bixby meeting about her family’s many years of involvement with the Rotary Youth Exchange Scholarship program.

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OSIEL Embraces Interactive Learning

By MIKE MOGUIN

On Dec. 3, the Oklahoma School of Innovation and Experiential Learning (OSIEL) held a school fundraiser to display and auction off student artwork of a new kind of art called Flowtography.

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BEEF Receives $10,000 Grant

In November, the Bixby Educational Endowment Foundation (BEEF) received a $10,000 grant from Life.Church that will help the nonprofit continue its mission to make a difference in the educational lives and futures of young people.

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Bixby Supports ‘Bridge the Gap’

By EMILY RAMSEY

With the current state of education funding, a group of Bixby parents decided to take matters into their own hands, forming Bridge the Gap in May. And the Bixby community is showing its appreciation.

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Bixby School Board Seat Available

The Bixby Public Schools Board of Education Seat Number 2 expires in 2017, with a new election to the next, full term to take place in February.

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Student Inducted into Society

In July, The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) announced that Bixby High School student Kalie Helms has been selected to become a member of the organization. The society recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and community commitment.

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Bixby Student Uses Pageants To Promote Shelter Pets

By EMILY RAMSEY

Bixby High School junior Ragan Fletcher first got involved in pageants as a way to gain singing experience.

“Pageants allowed me a way to sing,” she says, “but I also saw the girls in pageants and that they were leaders in their community.”

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