Summer Arts Academy Continues to Accept Applications
The Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa’s Summer Arts Academy is continuing open enrollment for week long sessions in July. Designed for middle school and high school freshman-aged students, the Summer Arts Academy offers students the opportunity to develop focused skills in the visual arts. Specific disciplines offered include painting, drawing and photography. Students will learn from professional Teaching Artists in each discipline and will have access to state-of-the-art equipment and facilities in downtown Tulsa’s Brady Arts District.
Chamber President Condemns Gov. Fallin’s Decision to Sign HB 3399, Repeal Common Core
Commenting on Governor Fallin’s decision to sign HB 3399 repealing Common Core, Mike Neal, president and , Tulsa Regional Chamber said,
Lankford Applauds Repeal of Common Core and Calls for Higher Standards
Congressman James Lankford released the following statement after Governor Mary Fallin signed the bill to repeal Common Core:
“I applaud Governor Mary Fallin for signing into law HB 3399, repealing Common Core and giving education choices back to Oklahoma families. This is a great victory for educators and parents, but most of all this is a win for Oklahoma students.
Teacher of the Year Promotes Creativity
When Lynnette Shouse reentered the classroom as Grissom Elementary’s gifted and talented teacher four years ago, she found that she had an entirely new challenge on her hands.
TPS Holds Farm-to-Market Day
On May 16, Tulsa Public Schools elementary students participated in the Farm-to-Market Day, an event created through a partnership between and Sodexo Child Nutrition Services.
Eisenhower, CAN Receive Money
The Child Abuse Network’s () inaugural Superhero Challenge, held March 30, with presenting sponsor QuikTrip, raised more than $30,000 to benefit .
Students Attend Law Day Celebrations
LEARNING : On May 2, students from Holland Hall’s mock trial team, pictured at left, attended the Tulsa County Bar Association’s Law Day Luncheon at the Tulsa Country Club. The team placed first at state mock trial competition.
Tulsa Chamber Honors Dr. Tom McKeon
Mike Neal, president and of the Tulsa Regional Chamber, honored outgoing Tulsa Community College President Dr. Tom McKeon with the Lifetime Achievement in Education award May 19 at the chamber’s 13th annual State of Education luncheon.
Teacher Shares Long-Lasting Lessons
“We’re going to win state” is the first thing Romney Nesbitt says to me when we meet. Nesbitt, art teacher at Jenks West Intermediate, is Jenks Public Schools’ 2014 District Teacher of the Year.
Eighth Graders to Send Projects into Space
Two projects created by Union Public Schools’ eighth graders will be launched into space by on June 26.
The students – Josh Anderson, Drew Hoke, Madyson Holland, Sam Williams and Jillian Newfield – worked as a team on the two experiments. One experiment focuses on establishing a stable ecosystem in space and the other tests the potency of ibuprofen and acetaminophen used in over-the-counter medicines in space.
“The kids designed two experiments, and both of their projects made the final cut. Union kids will have two experiments launched into space in June! These kids are rock stars!” says teacher Bill Murphy.
In preparation for the launch, on May 22 the five eighth graders visited with personnel from the Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va., via Skype to discuss their experiments, which were two of 100 Cubes in Space experiments that were selected by to be launched.
Owasso Educator Always Planned to Teach
Eighth Grade Center teacher Susan Thompson is Owasso’s 2014 District Teacher of the Year.
Since she was a young child, Thompson hoped to become a teacher. She was inspired to make a difference for students and followed her passion through school at Oklahoma State University.
Dr. Leigh Goodson is Fourth TCC President
The Tulsa Community College Board of Regents voted to name Leigh B. Goodson, Ph.D., as the fourth president to serve the college since it was founded in 1970. Goodson is the first female named to the role in TCC’s history and the first female president of one of the state’s three largest higher education institutions. provides the first two years of a baccalaureate education and key workforce training for the Tulsa area.
Foundation Awards Grants, Holds Fundraiser
The Union Schools Education Foundation () recently announced the creative projects and programs that it will fund for Union Public Schools teachers and students. For more than 23 years the foundation has supported teachers’ ideas and passion through a grant process.
Students Learn to Design
In April, nearly 200 6th-12th grade students at Riverfield Country Day School participated in a pioneering 2-day workshop that serves as an introduction to techniques implemented in product development but has been adapted to be specific to Riverfield. The event was based on the “Lean Start-up” model, which is trending in corporate culture and product development, and was led by Kimberly Hicks, Viacom’s director of product management for TV Everywhere. Based in New York, Kimberly works with Viacom brands and business units as the authenticated content experience expert. Kimberly and her team have integrated into multiplatform experiences for Viacom’s brands including Comedy Central, and Nickelodeon.
Dear Old Lee School Forging New Paths
Imagine yourself living back in the 1920s. All around you are autumn colors. It’s late-October and you’re watching a football game between the newly renamed University of Tulsa and some ragamuffin team from down south called Texas Christian University. is the visiting team.
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