OIA Students Present Exhibits to Veterans
Owensboro Innovation Academy students and local veterans crossed paths at the Owensboro Innovation Academy on Monday, May 16 at 10:30 a.m. OIA students are taught by using project-based learning. As part of their social studies and English curriculum, students have created exhibits of an event, military strategy, political disposition or historically significant person/group. The students presented those exhibits to veterans on Monday.
“We want our students to have that real world interaction with the brave men and women who their projects relate to,” said Beth Benjamin, OIA Director.
“I’ve always respected veterans, but now I appreciate them even more. Learning about trench warfare and the weapons they used, it is truly hard for me to imagine what they experienced first hand,” said Juliana Cefus, OIA student.
Area High School Students Mentor Estes Elementary
Students in STEM Learning
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.
Effective immediately, Owensboro Public Schools is using a new online payment system called MyPaymentsPlus. The new system allows parents and students to put money in students’ accounts, specifically their breakfast and lunch accounts online. Since all OPS students will receive a no cost breakfast and lunch, the accounts will hold money students can use to purchase a la carte items.
Seventh-grade honors language arts students at OMS North recently read the novel Pay It Forward. Students are now in the process of “paying it forward” in real life by completing community service/kindness projects.
The Owensboro Public Schools will be launching a new innovation model targeting middle school students for the 2018-2019 school year.