Two OHS African-American studies classes hosted a panel of Owensboro African-American leaders from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the OHS media center on Tuesday, March 7. OHS students are currently reading about the use of the “n” word in their African-American studies class.
The idea for the topic is based on two articles, Leonard Pitts Jr.’s “N-word Keeps Spreading with Stubborn Insistence” and Allen Francis’ “The “N” Word, It Just Slips Out.”
“It’s so important to expose our students to leaders in the community. I think an outside influence always provides a good learning opportunity,” said Lori Thurman, OHS Teacher.
The panel guests were Owensboro NAACP President Rev. Rhondalyn Randolph, City Commissioner Pamela Smith-Wright, attorney Dion Moorman and Owensboro Middle School Principal Cheri Smith.
About two weeks ago, Owensboro Innovation Academy students planted the seed for what blossomed on Monday, Nov. 21 from 10 a.m. to 1:25 p.m. at the Museum of Science and History.
Sutton Elementary School hosted an open house to showcase the school’s new gym/performing arts center.
Owensboro Public Schools and Kentucky Wesleyan College will partner to have an “OPS Day at KWC” on Jan. 28, 2017 starting at 1 p.m. at the Sportscenter. All OPS students will receive free admission to the KWC women’s and men’s basketball games at the Sportscenter at 1215 Hickman Avenue. OPS employees will also receive free admission if they show their employee ID.
Students and staff at Newton Parrish Elementary raised money for March of Dimes via a Bicycle Rodeo on Saturday, April 15. The rodeo included a safety inspection to make sure bikes were good to ride, a safety talk led by OHS cycling students and around 10 bike activities where students can sharpen their riding skills.
The Owensboro Innovation Academy will host an open house from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday. Jan. 10 at the school located at 1010 Allen Street.
The Owensboro Innovation Academy is partnering with Brescia University to offer an early college program for OIA students. With the close proximity of OIA to Brescia, students will be able to walk to Brescia to take college classes, which will result in the students’ opportunity to earn an Associate Degree while in high school.