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TPS Announces Teachers of the Year

On Jan. 15, Tulsa Public Schools’ site Teacher of the Year winners met with previous Teacher of the Year recipients at East Central High School, 12150 E. 11th St. Past honorees worked with their 2016 counterparts to help them develop their portfolios that will later be used to determine the winner of the Oklahoma State Teacher of the Year.

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Addressing Hunger

FEEDING THE FUTURE: Aubrey Beckley, Nathan Hale High School student, and Nathan Hale High School Principal Caleb Starr pose during Meals on Wheels of Metro Tulsa’s recent launch of its Feed Our Future High School Adoption Program, which addresses chronic food insecurity and hunger among Tulsa high school students. The program will lend supplemental nutritional support to students in select Tulsa Public Schools high schools, beginning with students at Nathan Hale High School. When fully implemented, the program will provide two weekend meals to Nathan Hale students per week and one mid-week meal per week.

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Will Rogers College High Holds Open House

On Dec. 2, Will Rogers College Junior High and High School, 3909 E. 5th Pl., opened its doors to the community to showcase its academic and athletic programs, including its partnership with Tulsa Community College. From left are Susan Mulvaney, Communities in Schools site coordinator; Kendra Bramlett, Will Rogers assistant principal; and Stacy Judd, parent involvement facilitator.

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Teachers Receive Grants From Community


Teachers at Tulsa Public Schools’ Mark Twain Elementary are experiencing firsthand the generosity of the local community.

Recently, teachers at Mark Twain were searching for ways they could get items for their classrooms that they couldn’t afford to purchase themselves.

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TPS Announces Support Staff Needs

In October, Tulsa Public Schools announced that it is currently hiring support positions, including in the areas of child nutrition, transportation and operations.

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Central Drumline Performs at Anti-Bullying Rally

UNITING COMMUNITY: The Central High School Drumline performs Oct. 6 at Stand Up Against Bullying, a bullying prevention rally hosted by the Oklahoma Center for Community Justice with the help of the Anti-Bullying Collaboration at Guthrie Green in downtown Tulsa.

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TPS Starts School Year with A Teacher in Every Classroom

When Tulsa Public Schools opened for the 2015-16 school year on Aug. 20, a certified teacher was waiting in every classroom.

Given the severe teacher shortage in Oklahoma, TPS took extreme measures to ensure that every child has a certified teacher in each classroom.

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Superintendent’s First Day

NEW LEADERSHIP: Dr. Deborah Gist visits with students and teachers at Celia Clinton Elementary, 1740 N. Harvard Ave., on July 1, Gist’s first official day as Tulsa Public Schools Superintendent. Gist visited three other school sites that morning and, in the evening, attended a welcome reception, held at the TPS Education Service Center.

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Teacher of the Year Brings Subjects to Life


Growing up in a family that valued learning, Margaret “Meg” Deweese could have easily been set on an early path to becoming an educator.

“Growing up, we took vacations to battlefields,” she says. “Both my parents loved education and loved to learn.”

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