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New Immunization Requirements for ALL Students
New Immunization Requirements for ALL Students

Beginning July 1, 2018: ALL students in grades K-12 must show proof of having received two doses of Hepatitis A vaccine to attend school. All students age 16 and older must show proof of having received two doses of Meningococcal ACWY vaccine (also called MenACWY or Meningitis Booster) to attend school. This is required even if the student received the booster between the ages of 11 and 15. If the first dose of MenACWY was received at age 16 or older, the second dose is not required for school entry. Sixth-grade shots are now called Age 11 shots. This means that students must have the Tdap and Meningitis immunizations when they turn 11 years old, regardless of what grade they are in. Click HERE to view document with summary of all required immunizations and the age/grade at which they are to be administered. NOTE: This is a seven-page document. Please review document in its entirety to ensure that you see all information relevant for your child(ren). To meet these requirements, a CURRENT Certificate of Immunization Status must be provided to ...

Pension Reform
Pension Reform

Please view the documents below for information on the upcoming Pension Reform. Pension Fact Sheet - Certified Pension Fact Sheet Support Staff Members Six School Districts - Press Conference Click here to contact your local legislator Former superintendent called out by Bevin proposes 'shared responsibility' pension plan

OHS Names Schmied New Swim Coach
OHS Names Schmied New Swim Coach

“I’m excited to be coming home to OHS.  It’s an honor to coach my alma matter,” said Brad Schmied, OHS swim coach.   Schmied graduated from OHS in 1991.  He earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree from UL in 1996.    “Coach Schmied is a well-respected coach who comes to us with head coaching experience.  As soon as the job became available he contacted us expressing interest and we are very excited to have him.  Any time you can welcome back a former red devil, it’s a good day.  We are excited about the future of our swim program,” said Todd Harper, OHS athletic director.   Schmied will coach both the girls and boys swim teams.      “My main goal in the first year is to get more swimmers out for the team.  We will also build on what we have and try to get several swimmers qualified for state,” said Schmied.    

Owensboro Public Schools, Owensboro Health, Kentucky Wesleyan College Partner to Open New Track and Field
Owensboro Public Schools, Owensboro Health, Kentucky Wesleyan College Partner to Open New Track and Field

“What an incredible day for Owensboro!  This is the perfect example of three entities coming together to provide world-class facilities for Owensboro residents,” said Dr. Nick Brake, OPS Superintendent.   “This is another great example of what education and civic partnerships can do for the institutions themselves and the communities where they are located. We are grateful for the Owensboro Public Schools and, certainly, Owensboro Health for collaborating with us to make this idea a reality,” said Barton D. Darrell, Kentucky Wesleyan President.   The track will be open Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 5-7 a.m. for public use.  An exact start date for that will be announced later in the year.   “Long-term improvement in the health of our community starts with our children, and that is why children and school health are a priority focus for our system,” said Greg Strahan, president and CEO of Owensboro Health.   “Owensboro Health and the Owensboro Health Foundation make significant investments to support programs and initiatives that can improve the health of our children around the region. The commitment to our community and our children has ...

Eclipse Information
Eclipse Information

All schools have/will be sending home opt out forms for the solar eclipse.  If you'd like to opt your child out from viewing the eclipse, please turn in an opt out form.  Again, forms have/will be sent home with students.  Important information is attached.

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Shared Responsibility Plan is the Best Option to Address Kentucky's Pension Issues The Shared Responsibility Plan, released today by a united group of Kentucky educators, is designed to address challenges and financial... Monday, November 06, 2017
Helping students choose a course of study in a changing workforce is challenging for parentsI am often asked about how best to prepare students for the workforce of the future.   This is a challenging question, since technological change and glo... Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Olusola's segment on the powerful influence of teachers sets tone for district effort to empower educatorsThe recent segment on the OPS Youtube Channel  highlighting Kevin Olusola is a great example of the role educators play in the lives of the stu... Thursday, August 17, 2017
OPS students will enjoy eclipse in a safe, educational settingOn Monday, August 21, there will be a total solar eclipse for the first time since 1979 that will be viewable from Owensboro around 1:30 p.m.  This occurs whe... Thursday, August 17, 2017
Pick up a book and read this summerThe days of summer are here.  I hope all of our students and staff are enjoying a much deserved break.   That being said, with the summer, comes the... Wednesday, May 31, 2017

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