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.
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.
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