Over 40 OHS students taking a class called Family and Consumer Science Essentials visited various locations in Owensboro to job shadow professionals in our community during the school day on March 27. The students completed the first two lessons of the Junior Achievement Job Shadow curriculum prior to their site visits.
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.
Owensboro High School students and staff had an ACT pep rally on Monday, March 20 at 2:30 p.m. in the auditorium in preparation for the ACT that all juniors in the state of Kentucky took on Tuesday.
Owensboro Public Schools are celebrating the 18th Anniversary of the OPS Fine Arts Festival at the RiverPark Center beginning March 20 and running through March 30. This annual celebration of creativity in the arts brings over 3000 student performers together for 7000 audience members over two weeks of performances.
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 Owensboro Public Schools Foundation for Excellence grants are largely funded by the grant recipients themselves. The last two years, an average of 223 OPS employees gave almost $13,000 out of their own pockets each year to help fund school grants. That hard-earned money comes from teachers, cafeteria staff, bus drivers and other OPS staff.
Owensboro Public Schools will be accepting registration for all students who will attend preschool or kindergarten for the first time next year from March 6-March 17 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the school the child will attend in the fall.
Owensboro Public Schools has selected John David Sandefur, CPA to lead its financial department. Sandefur currently serves as the chief financial officer for Hausner Hard-Chrome Inc.
Thank you to all of our legislators who attended the Family Resource Youth Service Center reception at the OPS central office.
OHS students used Google Cardboard Virtual Reality headsets to take a VR excursion through Europe on Thursday, Feb. 2 at 9 a.m. in Mrs. Thurman’s social studies class. Students use a free app called YouVisit to see the sights of Europe from the seats of their OHS desks.