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BTW Girls Celebrate State Soccer Championship

By MIKE MOGUIN

Booker T. Washington is known for its tradition of state championships in sports. The school now has a trophy in its case for soccer, which comes by way of the Lady Hornets’ 1-0 win over Cascia Hall in the Class 5A girls state final in Mid-May in Sand Springs.

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Tulsa Public Schools Sees Increase in Graduates

For the third consecutive year, Tulsa Public Schools has seen an increase in the number of students graduating from high school. During a recent meeting of the Tulsa Board of Education, the district announced a 76.9 percent graduation rate, an increase of more than four percentage points, for the class of 2017.

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Cascia Hall Student Places 3rd Internationally

Congratulations to Junior Braden Milford whose project placed third out of 92 in the Environmental Engineering Category at the INTEL International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).  The INTEL ISEF is the largest pre-college science competition in the world with over 1,800 finalists from 80 countries competing in 24 individual categories.

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TPS Announces Assumptions for 2018-19 Budget

Courtesy Tulsa Public Schools

Tulsa Public Schools has announced that the district’s 2018-2019 budget is being developed under the assumption that 100 percent of the certified and support personnel pay raises as outlined in House Bill 1023XX and House Bill 1026XX will be funded by the state.

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Tulsa Schools Dominate in State Championships

By MIKE MOGUIN

Class 5A basketball has been Tulsa Public Schools’ domain when it comes to state championships the past two seasons. A school from the TPS system has won the gold ball in both the boys’ and girls’ title games.

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BTW Student Receives $20,000 Scholarship via Coca-Cola Foundation

Cydney Knotts, a senior at Booker T. Washington High School in Tulsa, has been recognized as one of the country’s most outstanding high school leaders by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation and has been awarded a $20,000 college scholarship. As a member of the 30th class of Coca-Cola Scholars, Knotts not only exemplifies superior leadership, service, and academics –she is a change agent, positively affecting others in her community. Knotts was selected from a pool of nearly 140,000 initial applicants from across the country.

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TPS Encourages Summer School

Tulsa Public Schools is encouraging parents and families to enroll their children in the district’s summer school program. Summer school classes will take place from June 25 – July 20 and run from 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m for elementary students and from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. for secondary students. High school students who are enrolled in summer school and need to recover credits can also participate in Edgenuity (E 20/20) online classes from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. Parents can complete enrollment online at www.tulsaschools.org/summer or in person at the district’s Enrollment Center at 2819 S. New Haven Ave. Applications are due by May 11.

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TPS Teacher Finalists Named

Five Tulsa Public Schools teachers have been named District Teacher of the Year finalists. They are:
• Patricia Curtis-Dunbar, third grade teacher at Celia Clinton Elementary School;
• Emily Durbin, U.S. and AP U.S. history teacher at Hale High School;
• Tara Gordon, gifted and talented teacher at Thoreau Demonstration Academy;
• Elizabeth Noordyke, math teacher at McLain Jr. High School; and
• Shaniqua Ray, math teacher at Monroe Demonstration Academy.

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BTW Boys Win State Swimming; Girls Runners-Up

By MIKE MOGUIN

Booker T. Washington’s Eli Brock was the first-place medalist in the 100-yard butterfly at the Class 5A state swimming meet Feb. 17 in Edmond.

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