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OPS Installs Third Book Kiosk at Sutton Elementary Bookmark

OPS Installs Third Book Kiosk at Sutton Elementary

OPS Installs Third Book Kiosk at Sutton Elementary

 

Governor Cuts Ribbon at OIA Bookmark

Governor Cuts Ribbon at OIA

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear joined members of the Owensboro and Daviess County school districts as well as community leaders to cut the ribbon on the Owensboro Innovation Academy on Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 10:30 a.m. at the Centre for Business and Research, 1010 Allen Street in Owensboro.

 

OIA is a small stand-alone high school that uses project-based learning with a technical, STEM and entrepreneurial curriculum.   The school is affiliated with the national New Tech Network, a nationwide consortium of 134 schools in 34 states.

 

The school, part of Kentucky’s nationally recognized Districts of Innovation program, is a partnership between Owensboro Public Schools and Daviess County Public Schools in its inaugural school year with a newly admitted freshman class of 80 students. 

 

The Innovation Academy is located in the Centre for Business and Research, which incubates technology-based companies that are all clients of the Kentucky Innovation Network. 

 

OPS Breaks Ground on Sutton Expansion Project Bookmark

OPS Breaks Ground on Sutton Expansion Project

Owensboro Public School officials along with Sutton leaders and students broke ground on the new Sutton Expansion Project at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 22 at Sutton Elementary School.  The project calls for a new athletic/performing arts center (APAC), a new family resource center, a renovated media center and additional classroom space.

 

“Our students are so excited for this monumental day.  At Sutton, our student population is increasing every year.  It’s going to be wonderful to have this state-of-the-art space to grow into,” said Danna Johnson, Sutton Principal.

 

The project cost for Sutton is expected to cost around $5.2 million.  The APAC addition will have two classrooms, but will also free up other existing classrooms so that the school could accommodate an additional 100 students.  The gymnasium will include seating space and a new stage.  The media center will be moved to what has been the gymnasium addition. 

 

“I want to thank our board of education for making this groundbreaking possible.  Their approval shows their commitment to providing our students with a world-class education with heavy emphasis in the fine and performing arts,” said Dr. Nick Brake, OPS Superintendent.

 

The expansion is scheduled for completion before the start of the next school year.  RBS Design Group is serving as the architecture firm for the project.  Peyronnin Construction will build the expansion.  Sutton was built in 1951 and has a current enrollment of 411 students.  

 

Owensboro High School Calling for Hall of Achievement Applications Bookmark

Owensboro High School Calling for Hall of Achievement Applications

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.

OPS To Install First Book Kiosk at Cravens Elementary Bookmark

OPS To Install First Book Kiosk at Cravens Elementary

Owensboro Public Schools will unveil its first of six Little Free Libraries at Cravens Elementary School on Thursday, Sept. 3 at 1:30 p.m.  The ceremony kicks off OPS’ Owensboro Reads Campaign for the 2015-16 school year.  Earlier this year, six local financial institutions each adopted an OPS elementary school.  The banks supply their school with volunteers and money to purchase a Little Free Library.

 

OHS Teacher Selected to Write AP Physics Exam Bookmark

OHS Teacher Selected to Write AP Physics Exam

Owensboro High School physics teacher Christina Haire has been selected by the AP College Board committee to help write the 2018 Advanced Placement Physics Exam.  Haire is one of three high school teachers in the nation selected for this prestigious honor.

OPS Switching Online Payment Systems for Students Bookmark

OPS Switching Online Payment Systems for Students

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.

Owensboro Innovation Academy Opens Bookmark

Owensboro Innovation Academy Opens

The Owensboro Innovation Academy opened its doors for the first time today, welcoming just over 80 freshman students.  As the first high school in Kentucky to be a part of the national New Tech Network, OIA focuses on project-based learning where students immerse themselves into hands-on projects as a way to actively learn valuable subject material.

 

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  • Governor Cuts Ribbon at OIA Articled 3 years ago

    Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear joined members of the Owensboro and Daviess County school districts as well as community leaders to cut the ribbon on the Owensboro Innovation Academy on Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 10:30 a.m. at the Centre for Business and Research, 1010 Allen Street in Owensboro.   OIA is a small stand-alone high school that uses project-based learning with a technical, STEM and entrepreneurial curriculum.   The school is affiliated with the national New Tech Network, a nationwide consortium of 134 schools in 34 states.   The school, part of Kentucky’s nationally recognized Districts of Innovation program, is a partnership between Owensboro Public Schools and Daviess County Public Schools in its inaugural school year with a newly admitted freshman class of 80 students.    The Innovation Academy is located in the Centre for Business and Research, which incubates technology-based companies that are all clients of the Kentucky Innovation Network.   
  • OPS Installs Third Book Kiosk at Sutton Elementary Articled 3 years ago

    OPS Installs Third Book Kiosk at Sutton Elementary   On Thursday, Oct. 8 at 2 p.m., Sutton students and staff, First Security officials, DCPL officials, OPS Board of Education members and district staff unveiled the third of six Little Free Libraries which serve as 24/7 book kiosks at each OPS elementary school and Hager Preschool.   As part of the Owensboro Public Schools’ Literacy Initiative, we believe it’s important to give students access to books 24/7.  First Security Bank along with six other financial institutions have each partnered with OPS elementary schools and Hager Preschool to volunteer in the schools and buy each school a Little Free Library.  
  • OIA and Gateway Students Partner to Make Wood Puzzles For Puzzle Pieces Articled 3 years ago

    On Friday Nov. 20 at 9 a.m., Owensboro Innovation Academy engineering students and some Gateway Academy students saw a project they’ve been working on come to fruition.  OIA students created 3D wood puzzles for the clients of Puzzle Pieces.  Each puzzle is personalized for a specific recipient.  Gateway Academy students created carrying cases for the puzzles.   “This is another example of the real world application our students at Owensboro Innovation Academy are receiving on a daily basis,” said Beth Benjamin, OIA Director.   “At Gateway Academy, we’re trying to teach our students they can make a difference in this community.  This partnership with Puzzle Pieces is an excellent start,” said Melissa Brown, Gateway Academy Principal.   According to its website, Puzzle Pieces’ mission is to provide a safe environment for individuals with intellectual disabilities and promote independence, life skills, community access and involvement, social interaction, communication, self-worth and build trusting relationships between clients, staff, and families. Through our programs, we meet the individual needs of the clients we serve with a person-centered approach while incorporating a social atmosphere with opportunities to access the community.  
  • Leader In Me Symposium Included Visits to Three OPS Elementary Schools Articled 3 years ago

    The Owensboro Convention Center is hosted the Leader In Me Symposium on Tuesday, Nov. 17.  Conference attendees visited three OPS schools to see how the Leader In Me program has been implemented at each of the schools.  Each school had around 50 visitors.   The Leader in Me is Franklin Covey’s whole school transformation process. It teaches 21st century leadership and life skills to students and creates a culture of student empowerment based on the idea that every child can be a leader.  The Leader in Me is also aligned to many national and state academic standards, including Common Core standards. The process teaches students the skills needed for academic success in any setting. These skills include critical thinking, goal setting, listening and speaking, self-directed learning, presentation-making and the ability to work in groups.  –Excerpt taken from The Leader In Me Website  
  • Owensboro Public Schools Launches Radio Station Articled 3 years ago

    The Red Devils Sports Network is now on the air on ESPN’s 102.7 The Game.  Thanks to a partnership with the Cromwell Radio group, several OHS athletic events will be broadcast live on 102.7 FM.  You can also go to Owensbororadio.com and click on 102.7.  If you’re on the go, you can listen to the Red Devils on your mobile device if you download the iGoRadio app and click on 102.7.  The voice of the devils will be broadcasting legend Jerry Birge.   “Owensboro High School has a rich tradition of incredible sports teams in Kentucky.   I’m honored to get to share that tradition with listeners,” said Jerry Birge, Voice of the Red Devils.   The Red Devils Sports Network will broadcast several basketball games this season and will transition to football in the fall.  However, the new radio station will serve as more than just a way to hear the Red Devils on the radio.  The program will also highlight OPS success stories in both the fine arts and in academics.   “We know people who can’t attend the games in person want to ...
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