School board to receive update on Duncan High construction at Monday meeting
Duncan voters approved a bond issue for the renovation of the Duncan High School by 68.38 percent in February 2012, and in June of this year, construction began.The Duncan Board of Education will receive an update on the construction project during Monday’s regular meeting. CMS Willowbrook, the construction company working on the project, will be present to provide the update and answer questions board members may have about the progress made at the high school.
Terry family gets clever with ‘Stuff the Bus’
The Mike Terry Auto Family Chevrolet dealership parking lot is full of vehicles, but there is one that may have stood out more than others this last week: A big, bright yellow school bus.The bus isn’t for sale and does belong to Duncan Public Schools. It’s main purpose is to drive attention to the dealership’s “Stuff the Bus” community project.“We like doing anything with the local schools and to support teachers,” said Julie Terry. “They don’t get paid enough and we know they have to buy a lot of their
Fiesta is a jackpot for youngsters
Hundreds of kids romped through Fuqua Park on Saturday, playing games, eating treats and loading up on free supplies heading into the upcoming school year.
Dozens of businesses, churches, clubs and organizations pitched in to put on the ninth annual Fiesta in Fuqua, an event that gives families and their kids a head start on school.
State recognizes DHS instructor Haas as school year’s top band director
Jeramy Haas does his job because he enjoys it. Haas doesn’t expect an award for working with high school students or bringing music to the Duncan community.
Regardless, Haas, Duncan High School Band director, was recognized as the band director of the year by the Oklahoma Bandmasters Association. This is the first time he has received a state award, although he was named Southwest Oklahoma band director of the year in 1994.
Former WW teacher hired as principal for new school year
Lisha Condit Elroy is passionate about Woodrow Wilson Elementary students. And soon, she will get her chance to work with them again.
On Wednesday, the Duncan Board of Education approved changing Elroy’s contract to make her the new principal at Woodrow Wilson. This approval came during a special meeting and followed an executive session lasting less than 10 minutes.
Duncan approves hours for upcoming school year
For several years, Oklahoma school districts have had the option for setting school years to include at least 180 days or 1,080 hours.
On Tuesday, the Duncan Board of Education chose to retain the 1,080 hour schedule for the 2013-14 school year for Duncan Public Schools. This has been a practice since 2009.
Duncan school board examines EOI testing issues
The results of the End of Instruction exams should be in by the end of the month, but Duncan Public School officials aren’t sure what to expect from the results.
DPS approves $100,000 fundraiser to Cover Our Kids
FYI: Duncan School Board awards bid for project
The Duncan Board of Education awarded bid for asbestos abatement for Duncan High School remodel to A & M Quality Asbestos in the amount of $152,244.
See Thursday’s edition of The Banner for a detailed story.
The recent tornado in Moore has spurred Duncan citizens and Duncan Public Schools to take action to better protect children at school. (read more...)
Allen ranks in national biotechnology competition
Sam Allen had several things working against him in the national biotechnology competition in Nashville, Tenn.
First of all, Allen was a high school junior going up against seniors and more advanced students. Although he had been taking a biotechnology course through Red River Technology Center, many of his opponents had taken bio-technology as a core class.
Dewey Ivey to lead DMS as principal
Before Mike Toone left his position as Duncan Middle School principal, he had nothing but positive things to say about the incoming principal, Dewey Ivey. And Ivey had his own positive things to say about Toone, the middle school and education in Duncan.
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