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Teacher of the Year candidates
Nine Duncan teachers were recognized for their outstanding contributions to the Duncan School District. And in two weeks one will be selected as Teacher of the Year.
These nine teachers are this year’s teacher of the year nominees. They include Christy Jarboe, Emerson Elementary; Kyle McPherson, Plato Elementary; Cindy Millirons, Woodrow Wilson Elementary; Michelle Spurgin, Mark Twain Elementary; Amy Benton, Horace Mann Elementary; Tammy Bennett, Duncan Middle School; and Denise Clark and Lisa Snider, Duncan High School.
DHS Band places eighth in OBA contest
Duncan High School Band’s marching season is drawing to a close. And for its final contest, the band placed eighth overall, while giving what Band Director Jeramy Haas referred to as its best performance.
The band competed in the Oklahoma Band Association (OBA) contest Oct. 26 in Mustang. The contest featured 4A and 5A high school bands from around the state. And the DHS Band was one of the competing bands to make it to finals.
Otha Grimes Scholarship benefits 10 nursing students
Ten Red River Technology Center Practical Nursing students were recently awarded the fall Otha Grimes Scholarship by the Oklahoma CareerTech Foundation.
Red Dirt Dinos roam the earth at Science Museum Oklahoma
Oklahoma’s largest Cretaceous carnivore and a claw-wielding predator on the hunt are among the life-like dinosaurs at the center of Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure which opened Oct. 14 at Science Museum Oklahoma.
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.
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