A rewarding and “enlightening” trip to Edmond’s sister city of Engels, Russia, has Edmond Public Schools Superintendent David Goin excited about the potential for academic and cultural exchanges between the students and teachers of both cities.
Besides student discussion support groups, school districts also offer programs such as DARE, a police-sponsored program that teaches youngsters decision-making skills; D-Fy-It, which rewards students who remain drug free (verified through urinalysis) with discounts at local stores, theaters and restaurants; and others like the Quest program sponsored by Lions International.
Not only has the State Department of Education chosen a new A-F system of grading schools, local school districts have adopted new forms of evaluation systems for teachers and administrators.
Edmond and Deer Creek school districts have met the State Board of Education’s April 16 deadline required to select a model to be used to grade teachers and administrators for the 2012-13 school year.
In a move already adopted by some school districts across the nation, Deer Creek School Board members voted recently on a new Grade Span Configuration to be effective August 2012 with the opening of a newly constructed middle school.
After admitting on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that he's never had a voice lesson, the talk show host surprised the sixth grader by taking a phone call (albeit a rather awkward one to start) from Lady Gaga...or "Miss Gaga" as he refers to the pop star.