Career Pathways continues in Duncan schools
Throughout the Duncan School District, teachers are finding ways to relate what students are learning to various career options for students.
At the beginning of the 2012-13 school year, Duncan Public Schools became the pilot school district for the Career Pathways program. The program focuses on tying school curriculum to career paths, and help students determine what type of careers they want to pursue.
The Cover Our Kids campaign is underway with hopes to raise enough money to provide helmets and blankets for all Duncan students in case of a tornado.
State grant to provide school campuses with weather radios
Thanks to a grant received by the State of Oklahoma, area school campuses and various other public places will receive weather radios within the week.
Eastern Star donates box tops to Emerson Elementary for school library
Emerson Elementary was presented with 3,064 Box Tops Monday by Gayla Luna, Worthy Matron of the Duncan chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.
Duncan’s youth start a new year of education
While some Duncan students started their elementary careers Tuesday, others are coming toward the end.
Duncan’s first day of school was Tuesday, and kindergarten through fifth-grade students started their days at 8:30 a.m., which is 30 minutes later than the day started last year at the elementary schools.
Central High starts year with new air conditioning unit
For Central High Principal Mark Perry, the new air conditioning system provided a cool way to start the first day of school.
Central High elementary and high school students started back to school Wednesday, and they were greeted by cool air, something Perry said has been missing for a while. During the summer, the school had a new HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) unit installed.
Williams takes charge at Velma-Alma Elementary
On Velma-Alma’s first day of school Wednesday, Shannon Williams greeted her former students as she entered a new role.
Williams started her first day as Velma-Alma Elementary principal with students who were starting their first day of school. Williams has been a teacher at Velma-Alma for 10 years and a former Velma-Alma student.
First day numbers up at Bray-Doyle
When Bray-Doyle School District opened its doors Wednesday for the first day of a new school year, the principals found themselves busy enrolling students.
The school district had an enrollment increase of more than 50 students to start the 2013-14 school year. At least 33 additional students enrolled for Bray-Doyle Elementary and more than 20 enrolled at Bray-Doyle High School.
School board receives update on DHS construction
Student safety is CMS Willowbrook’s main concern as students head back to campus at Duncan High School on Aug. 20. That was what Duncan Board of Education members heard Monday at their monthly meeting.
Rick Watts, director of operations for CMS talked about what work has taken placed and what efforts will be taken to keep students safe during the construction.
Enrollment up this year at Red River Tech Center
Enrollment and an emergency action plan dealing with intruders topped the discussion Monday for Red River Technology Center Board of Education members.
Superintendent Dennis Loafman told board members at the meeting that enrollment was up this year, based on figures gathered Monday afternoon. Full-time enrollment was up to 582, while last year on the same date, enrollment was at 575.
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