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  • 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.

    July 21, 2013

  • 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.

    July 19, 2013

  • 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...)


    July 17, 2013

  • 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.

    July 11, 2013

  •  Ivey and Strutton.jpg 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.

    July 11, 2013 1 Photo

  • Central High receives education, technology grant

    Central High Schools received a $40,000 Oklahoma Educational Technology Trust grant to progress education through technology.

    July 8, 2013

  • Allison Christian recipient of Sam Noble scholarship

    Allison Christian of Duncan is in a group of 10 students who will be receiving a scholarship from the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation.

    June 24, 2013

  • DTV-10 Programming of School Events

    Duncan TV Channel 10 will be running several events from the end of the school year. Each program will begin at 9 a.m. and will re-play every odd hour up to 9 p.m. except for programs more than two hours in length.

    June 4, 2013

  • Labyer among 2013 District Superintendents of the Year

     Duncan Public School District Superintendent Sherry Labyer was among the 20 Oklahoma school superintendents who have been recognized as the 2013 District Superintendent of the Year of their respective district by the Oklahoma Association of School Administrators (OASA).

    June 3, 2013

  • Interactive educational field trip.jpg Empire students visit Capulin Volcano

    Through a grant-funded trip, students with the Empire High School Gifted and Talented program visited Capulin Volcano National Monument in Capulin, New Mexico recently.

    May 28, 2013 1 Photo


Should the date for The World's Largest Garage Sale be changed from the third weekend in July to sometime in October to take advantage of cooler weather like we had this past weekend?

No. It's better in the summer cause kids are out of school.
Yes. More shoppers would come during nice fall weather.
Either time is fine.

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