Thanks to some guideline changes in community eligibility provision, all Owensboro High School and Owensboro Innovation Academy students will receive a no cost breakfast and lunch this upcoming school year. OPS students preschool through eighth grade and Gateway Academy students already receive a no cost breakfast and lunch.
“I can’t describe how much this will benefit our high school students. For students who were paying the reduced amount before, hopefully this will allow them to fulfill other needs they have,” said Lisa McCarty, Chief Operating Officer for HR and Support Services.
The funding for providing the no cost breakfast and lunch comes from the United States Department of Agriculture. Owensboro Public Schools began offering no cost breakfast and lunch to Hager Preschool and all OPS elementary schools in 2011. OPS phased in offering no cost breakfast and lunch to middle school students in 2013.
“We are thankful to our partners at the federal level, including the Department of Agriculture and our delegation in Congress for their continued support of the community eligibility option making this possible for our students. Being able to provide a no cost breakfast and lunch to all of our students is a game changer for Owensboro Public Schools. At OPS, we have a responsibility to not only provide an innovative education to our students, but also meet their basic needs. Providing two quality meals a day will help do that,” said Dr. Nick Brake, OPS Superintendent.
Owensboro Public Schools Kindergarten & Preschool Registration
March 7-March 18 At The School The Child Will Attend
Owensboro Public Schools will be accepting registration for all students who will attend preschool or kindergarten for the first time next year from March 6-March 17 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the school the child will attend in the fall.
Area High School Students Mentor Estes Elementary
Students in STEM Learning
Owensboro High School’s “Hall of Achievement” Committee is accepting nominations for the 2016 class. Every three years, a new class of Owensboro High School alumni are accepted into the Hall of Achievement based on the criteria listed below. The OHS Hall of Achievement was established in 2001. To date, the Hall’s 51 inductees have included a Pulitzer Price winner, a CBS News analyst, a former Kentucky Supreme Court Justice, a vocal artist and other distinguished alumni.
Owensboro High School Marching Band Shines at KMEA Semi-Finals
Owensboro Public Schools, Owensboro Health and Kentucky Wesleyan College cut the ribbon on the new Owensboro Track and Field on Wednesday, August 16, located between the Owensboro Middle School South and the Owensboro Middle School North campuses on South Griffith Avenue. OPS, Owensboro Health and Kentucky Wesleyan College put their financial resources together to make the track possible.