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Tulsa Public Schools Board of Education Works Hard for the District

By EMILY RAMSEY

The Tulsa Public Schools Board of Education is an elected board with its members given the responsibility of governing the school district while preserving the district’s core values.
The school board is responsible for establishing policies under which the school system operates. The TPS school board has seven members: Gary Percefull, Amy Shelton, Jennettie Marshall, Shawna Keller, Cindy Gustafson Decker, Ruth Ann Fate and Suzanne Schreiber.

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Local Firm Gives Backpacks, Supplies to Students

In August, Graves McLain Law Firm donated backpacks filled with school supplies to Tulsa Public Schools students at Gilcrease and Jackson Elementary schools and McLain 7th Grade Academy.

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TPS Students Named Academic All-Staters

Five Tulsa Public Schools students were among 100 Oklahoma students recognized in June by the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence (OFE) as Academic All-State winners at the foundation’s 31st Academic Awards Banquet, held in Tulsa. Each student was awarded a scholarship from an area business or individual.

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Teacher Pursues Equity

By EMILY RAMSEY

Equity in the classroom is what set Elizabeth Steinocher, Tulsa Public Schools 2017 District Teacher of the Year, down her current path in education.

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MHP Consolidates

In April, the Margaret Hudson Program announced the closing of its Tulsa campus and the consolidation of its program in Broken Arrow.

When the 2017-2018 school year begins in August, MHP will operate exclusively from its Broken Arrow campus at 751 W. Knoxville Street.

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Gist Honored for District Efforts

On May 3, Tulsa Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Deborah Gist was honored as a 2017 Newsmaker by the Association for Women in Communications (AWC) Tulsa Chapter at its annual Newsmakers Awards luncheon.

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Nutritional Education

FARM TO MARKET: Tulsa Public Schools students hold chickens during the school district’s Farm to Market Hands-On Event, held at Ross Child Nutrition, 8934 E. Latimer St., in April. At the event, students learned how fruits and vegetables are grown and raised by farmers and the foods’ nutritional value and how dairy farms work.

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Booker T. Washington to Hold Hall of Fame Induction

In April, five Booker T. Washington alumni will be inducted into the Booker T. Washington High School Hall of Fame: a community organizer, a former NFL running back, a nationally-known broadcaster, an internationally-renowned opera director and a longtime educator.

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Future Chefs Challenge

On March 8, 10 elementary school students from Tulsa Public Schools used their creativity and culinary skills to make healthy comfort food recipes in the 2017 “Sodexo Future Chefs Challenge,” held at Memorial Junior High School, 7502 E. 57th St.
The Sodexo Future Chefs Challenge was created seven years ago to get students thinking about making healthy food choices while also encouraging them to be active and creative in the kitchen. The 10 students who competed were selected out of a group of 126 elementary students who submitted healthy comfort food recipes.

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