The Pride of Owasso to Again March In the Tournament of Roses Parade

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At this time next year, The Pride of Owasso High School marching band will be packing their bags and preparing for a sixth performance at the Tournament of Roses Parade, but until then they will be raising more than half a million dollars for the trip.
Band Director Chris Harris says early projections for the cost of the trip are at $625,000 if the band flies its 375 members to Pasadena, California.
“The early projections are $1,400 per kid if we ride the bus and about $2,000 per kid if we fly,” Harris said. “The overall math puts you at about $450,000 for the bus and over $600,000 to fly, rounded off. I think it’s about $625,000 and those are just early projections from one bid I received.”

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Owasso School District Chosen to Test Statewide Acedemic Program


Through the guiding of the Owasso Public School Board of Education, the district has been chosen to beta test a new program created by the Oklahoma State Department of Education called the Individual Career Academic Program, or .

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Owasso Community Resources Receives Gift

School is out for the summer, but hunger never takes a break. More than 30 percent of Owasso’s students qualify for free and reduced lunches so there is a significant need to feed families when classes aren’t in session.

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Owasso H.S. Competes at National Championship

As 2018 Oklahoma champions, Owasso High School’s Audrey Cantrell Team advanced to compete in the National High School Mock Trial Program Championship. The team traveled to Reno, Nevada, May 10-12 for the national competition with 45 teams from the U.S., Guam and the Northern Marianas Islands.

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Owasso Graduate Completes Training with U.S. Air Force

U.S. Air Force Airman Andrew J. Roberts graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

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Owasso School Board Welcomes New Member


Neal Kessler, father of four Owasso Public Schools students, will be installed to the Owasso School Board of Education Ward 3 seat on March 12.

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Teachers of the Year Announced

Congratulations to Owasso Public Schools’ 2017-18 Teachers of the Year!
They are:

• Ator Elementary – Kelli Yost

• Bailey Elementary – Betty Wright
• Barnes Elementary – Mary Eidson
• Hodson Elementary – Lori Armon
• Mills Elementary – Brad Dishman
• Northeast Elementary – Elizabeth Lacirignola
• Smith Elementary – Kaleigh Rice
• Stone Canyon Elementary – Jennifer Emmons
• 6th Grade Center – Brandie Davenport
•7th Grade Center – Jennifer Farley
• 8th Grade Center – Nick Mendez
• Owasso High School West – Stacie Cordray
• Owasso High School East – Jonathan Holloway

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Owasso Honors School Board Member

RETIREMENT : On Feb. 12, Owasso school and community members celebrated Gail Ballinger’s 15 years of school board service with a party, gifts and a cake. Ballinger is a 30-year retired educator, who taught for 18 years with Owasso Public Schools.

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Students Receive NSU Honor

Northeastern State University recently announced the students named to its President’s and Dean’s honor rolls.

To be included on the President’s Honor Roll, students must have held a 4.0 grade point average for the fall 2017 semester.

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