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OPS Instructor Wins Agriculture Teacher Of The Year Award Bookmark

OPS Instructor Wins Agriculture Teacher Of The Year Award

Estes Elementary School’s third/fourth grade teacher Lauren Coomes has been named the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts’ Teacher of the Year.  The way that Coomes was nominated is a story in itself.   In the spring, Estes students were recognized for their accomplishments in art by the Daviess County Conservation Districts’ Art Poster Contest.  That day, the group took notice of the Estes garden.  After speaking with Coomes and learning about the amazing Estes Garden Day, the (DCCD) decided to nominate Coomes.   


Summer Feeding Goes Farm to Table Bookmark

Summer Feeding Goes Farm to Table

The Owensboro Public Schools Summer Feeding program featured its farm to summer lessons Wednesday, June 14 at both Legion and Moreland parks.  This is essentially a “show and tell” for farmers where they can connect with the local community at a Summer Feeding site.  Farmers talked about how the food is grown, what season and the nutritional benefits of eating locally grown food.  


Teacher Leadership Network Created from Within Bookmark

Teacher Leadership Network Created from Within

A group of Owensboro Public Schools teachers have created a one-of-a-kind professional learning program for OPS teachers called DRIVE OPS.  DRIVE stands for Developing Relationships and Inspiring Visionary Educators.  The goal is to create a fellowship of teachers who inspire and empower others to improve teaching and learning in their schools.


Red Steel Takes Its Show On The Road Bookmark

Red Steel Takes Its Show On The Road

The Owensboro High School steel pan band known as Red Steel is going back to its director’s hometown to perform at the 18th Arts on the Green, Fine Arts and Crafts Festival in La Grange, Ky. on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Noon.  Red Steel director/Owensboro High School assistant band director Aaron Klausing is an  Oldham County High School graduate.


Two OPS Elementary Schools Receive Lighthouse Status Bookmark

Two OPS Elementary Schools Receive Lighthouse Status

Both Newton Parrish and Sutton elementary schools have earned the Franklin Covey Leader In Me designation of a lighthouse school.  This status is the highest achievement a school that participates in the Leader In Me’s Seven Habits program can receive.  


Locher Named OHS Girls Basketball Coach Bookmark

Locher Named OHS Girls Basketball Coach

Owensboro High School Red Devil alumnus Jansen Locher has been named the new head coach of the OHS Girls Basketball team.  Locher has served as an assistant coach for the Lady Devils the last three years.  OHS leaders have been looking for a new coach the last couple months after head coach Andy Groves resigned earlier this year.


Six OHS Students Earn Associate Degree Bookmark

Six OHS Students Earn Associate Degree

In its third year, Owensboro High School’s Early College program produced six students who will graduate high school with their diploma and an Associate Degree.  The program is a partnership between OHS and Owensboro Community and Technical College.  OHS students spend a large part of their school day during their junior and senior year taking classes at the OCTC main campus.


OIA Partners With Brescia For Early College and Wellness Bookmark

OIA Partners With Brescia For Early College and Wellness

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.  

OHS Boys Lacrosse Gets Major Boost Bookmark

OHS Boys Lacrosse Gets Major Boost

The Owensboro High School Boys Lacrosse team received a grant from US Lacrosse, the national governing body of the sport.  The First Stick grant, valued around $7000 provided 20 sticks, gloves, elbow pads, shoulder pads helmets, one goalie stick and one chest protector for the team.  

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  • Governor Cuts Ribbon at OIA Articled 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 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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