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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 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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Booker T. Washington Students Named OFE Academic All-Staters

Three Booker T. Washington High School seniors have been named 2018 Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence (OFE) Academic All-State winners. They are Eli Brock, Cassandra Powell and Maya Rogers.

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Foundation for Tulsa Schools Receives Donation

The Foundation for Tulsa Schools recently received a donation of $3,500 from Anheuser-Busch. The company also donated funds to Tulsa’s Loaves and Fishes Ministries and the Catoosa Historical Society.

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Area Students Honored by Northeastern State University

Northeastern State University recently announced students named to the 2017 President’s Honor Roll. The recognized students held a 4.0 grade point average for the fall 2017 semester.

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TPS Pre-K Enrollment Begins Feb. 5

Enrollment in Tulsa Public Schools’ pre-kindergarten program for the 2018-2019 school year opened Monday, Feb. 5. All district pre-kindergarten programs are free and full-day.

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School Board Election


It is election time for Tulsa Public Schools Board of Education districts 4 and 7.
For District 7, incumbent Suzanne Schreiber is running opposed. She has held her seat since 2014.

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Six BTW Seniors Merit Semifinalists

Six Booker T. Washington High School seniors have been named 2018 National Merit Semifinalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

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