Owensboro Innovation Academy female students taught computer coding to girls who participate in Girls Incorporated on Thursday, April 20 from 3:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. at the Owensboro Innovation Academy. The purpose of the workshop was to get more girls interested in coding which is historically a male heavy hobby and occupation.
“We wanted to let girls younger than us know that computer programming isn’t something that just males can do. Some of us are just as good if not better in some cases at aspects of coding,” said Jalia Williams, OIA student.
Coding is a term used to write programs in computer software. OIA students taught some of the Girls Inc. participants about writing websites and how it can become a lucrative thing to study and practice as a career.
“This is another wonderful example of how our students partner with community organizations to make Owensboro a greater place. Our students were excited to have a positive influence on Girls Inc. students,” said Beth Benjamin, OIA principal.
Area High School Students Mentor Estes Elementary
Students in STEM Learning
OPS Teacher Selected to Serve on KY Teachers Advisory Board
Teacher Education Academy to Nurture Educators
Middle School teacher Amy Bellamy named Teacher of Year by KCTE.
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.