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Google Selects OSU to Run Workshop

For the fourth year running, tech giant Google selected OSU Institute of Technology as the only university in Oklahoma to host it’s Computer Science for High School (SC4HS) professional development workshop. Thirty-seven high school teachers and counselors from throughout the state participated in the workshop with 10-12 experts from Google and other information technology leaders.

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District Teacher of the Year Brings Community to Classroom

By EMILY RAMSEY

Jo Anna Dossett, Owasso Public Schools’ Teacher of the Year, took her time finding her career aspiration; once she did, though, she couldn’t be stopped.

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The University of Tulsa Offers Master Degrees In Energy Law, Business

The University of Tulsa College of Law and Concord Law School of Kaplan University recently established an online Master of Jurisprudence in Energy Law (MJEL) degree program. The program was designed to meet the expressed desire of energy professionals to gain a sophisticated knowledge of the laws and regulations that govern the energy industry. Enrollment is open on a rolling basis, and courses begin on Aug. 26, 2013.

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Youthful Enthusiasm Hooked Jenks Teacher

By EMILY RAMSEY

Watching the joy of kindergartners in the classroom got West Elementary’s Kendra Sides excited about school for, arguably, the first time in her life.

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Spotlight on TPS Teacher of the Year Finalists

Before being chosen as Tulsa Public Schools’ Teacher of the Year, Kevin Pearson was in the running with four other candidates:

Natalie Gould, Grissom Elementary, second grade:
Gould wanted to be the teacher that she needed when she was in school—one who cared enough to help her succeed despite being diagnosed with dyslexia and ADHD.
Gould’s parents, however, provided her all she needed. “My father influenced my teaching because he was my greatest advocate in school,” she says. Because dyslexia made school a challenge for Gould, “he always worked with my teachers, and made sure I had everything I needed to be successful.”

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Jeltz Scholarship Awarded To NSU Student from Tulsa

Established to help minority students pursue their dreams of higher education, the Jeltz Scholarship Foundation recently awarded a $900 scholarship to Precious Hall, a junior majoring in social work, during a meeting at the Center for Admissions and Student Enrollment at Northeastern State University.

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Tulsa Tech Educator Gets National Recognition

By DR. STEVE TIGER

Michelle Jackson was recognized at the 19th-Annual “Making It Work Day” at the Capitol. The event, sponsored by the Oklahoma Career and Technical Educators Equity Council (CTEEC), was held earlier this spring at the Oklahoma State Capitol Blue Room. The council advocates for students pursuing non-traditional careers and the use of resources for the education of single parents.

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Bishop Kelley Wins Debate, Academic State Championships

BEST IN SPEECH: The Bishop Kelley High School Speech and Debate team won the 5A State Championship and the Academic State Championship with a 3.938 GPA.

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Cascia Hall Sets Record for Scholarships

Forty students from the Class of 2013 were recognized as Oklahoma Academic Scholars in the Oklahoma Academic Scholar program. This is 40 percent of the class of 99 seniors and a record number for Cascia Hall.

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Outdoor Fun at Riverfield

Kids will be far from bored this summer at Camp Raven at Riverfield Country Day School. Weekly camps are available from first grade and up. Activities include hiking, cooking, rock climbing, art, song writing, river rafting, treehouse building, fashion design, improvisation, music, basketball, soccer, tennis and swimming. Campers can also take part in field trips, picnics, sleepovers, family movie night and Drillers game night. Families can enroll in Camp Raven by visiting www.riverfield.org/summer.html.

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TCC Owasso Now Enrolling Fall Classes

By EMILY RAMSEY

Tulsa Tech’s newest campus, located at 10800 N. 140th E. Ave., is bringing more than just technical training to Owasso.

It is also allowing Owasso residents to get a start on their c
ollege degree or to make a job change close to home through its partnership with Tulsa Community College.

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Roy Clark Principal Fosters Community, Family

By EMILY RAMSEY

Once the finalists for Oklahoma Elementary Principal of the Year had been determined, it took judges less than two hours after meeting with Roy Clark Elementary’s Theresa Kiger to name her the winner.

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Superintendents Retiring

EDUCATIONAL LEADERS: Union Public Schools Superintendent Cathy Burden, left, and Jenks Public Schools Superintendent Kirby Lehman will both leave their leadership roles on June 30. Burden hopes to spend more time with her grandchildren in Texas. Lehman plans to spend some time not planning, he says.

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Holland Hall Coach Fred Utter to Retire

Fred Utter, Holland Hall’s assistant athletic director, will retire at the end of the school year in May 2013. Utter has been assistant athletic director at Holland Hall for 32 years following 11 years as assistant and head basketball coach at Will Rogers High School. Utter attended Oklahoma State University, where he played basketball for the legendary Henry Iba.

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Cascia Hall Science Research Team Places First

Cascia Hall’s Science Research Team won First Place Team Honors at the Regional Science Fair. All seven student projects qualified for the state competition.

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