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OPS Scores Proficient on State Tests
OPS Scores Proficient on State Tests

As a district, Owensboro Public Schools made huge gains with KPREP testing.    “Overall, I’m pleased with our state testing results.  In most areas, we’ve shown drastic improvement.  As a district, our average score went up nearly seven points.  I firmly believe in our district philosophy of a well-rounded education of the whole child.  As such, test results are just one measure of the excellent job our staff is doing at Owensboro Public Schools,” said Dr. Nick Brake, OPS Superintendent.   Highlights of the district include the following:   ·      Foust Elementary jumped 21 points earning a Distinguished designation. ·      Newton Parrish Elementary is now a School of Distinction earning a Distinguished designation. ·      Sutton Elementary earned a Distinguished designation. ·      Owensboro Middle School North earned a Distinguished designation and is progressing. ·      Owensboro High School earned a Proficient designation.   Owensboro Public Schools’ literacy initiative Owensboro Reads is producing results.  The percentage of elementary school students reading at or above grade level went up by almost eight points.  The percentage of high school students reading at college ready benchmarks went up seven points.   School-by-school results include the following:   ·      Cravens Elementary- ...

APEX Dance Visits OMS
APEX Dance Visits OMS

Members of Apex Dance (Denver, CO) performed, taught and enjoyed our students performing this morning at OMSN. Our collaboration with Owensboro Dance Theatre gives OPS students access to professional dancers! Our students loved it. Come out and enjoy Apex Dance and Pixielated at the Riverpark Center this weekend. They are amazing!

Congressman Brett Guthrie and Commissioner Stephen Pruitt Highlight OPS/DCPS Partnerships
Congressman Brett Guthrie and Commissioner Stephen Pruitt Highlight OPS/DCPS Partnerships

Congressman Brett Guthrie and Kentucky Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt visited the Life Science Academy located on Owensboro Community and Technical College’s main campus in the science building at 4800 New Hartford Road on Sept. 19.  The two then headed over to the Owensboro Innovation Academy at 1010 Allen Street.  Guthrie and Pruitt wanted to visit the two programs to see how two school systems can work together to provide unique learning environments for high school students.    

OHS Students Working With Hager Preschool
OHS Students Working With Hager Preschool

Owensboro High School students participating in the Early Childhood career pathway are getting a hands-on learning opportunity.  The OHS students are spending time in classrooms at Hager Preschool.  But the students aren't just observing how the preschool classrooms work.  They're helping Hager teachers with many activities such as teaching shapes and colors to Hager students.  Thanks to this program, Hager students are receiving more one-on-one time with teachers. 

Ben Carson Reading Room Opens at Foust Elementary School
Ben Carson Reading Room Opens at Foust Elementary School

Owensboro, KY – Through the generosity of Domtar and their suppliers, the Carson Scholars Fund is pleased to announce the opening of the Ben Carson Reading Room at Foust Elementary School.  The grand opening ceremony took place on Thursday, September 8 at 9:30 a.m. at Foust Elementary School, 601 Foust Avenue, Owensboro, KY 42301. The Ben Carson Reading Project is an initiative of the Carson Scholars Fund.  The Carson Scholars Fund was founded by retired, world-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon and New York Times bestselling authors Dr. Ben Carson and his wife, Candy.  The purpose of the Ben Carson Reading Project is to create a literacy enriched environment for children to develop their reading skills.  The reading project is dedicated to promoting reading as a key to unlocking a child’s full potential.    “The Carson Reading Room is such an exciting and unique addition to our school,” remarked Principal Janie Moseley.  “The Carson Reading Room at Foust Elementary School will provide a comfortable, attractive, and relaxing environment for students.  This room will help them develop a love of reading and a desire for ...

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