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.
Kentucky Arts Council Artist Molly Eric is working with students at all five OPS elementary schools to create a decoupage canvas based on a book the students read. Decoupage is a term used to describe the craft of decorating objects with paper cut-outs. v
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.
Owensboro Public Schools’ Superintendent Dr. Nick Brake has been awarded a new four-year contract by the OPS Board of Education to be the superintendent of Owensboro Public Schools. Brake will complete his current four-year contract in June.
The Kentucky Department of Education gave Owensboro Public Schools’ Hager Preschool a Five-Star rating in its recent review of the school. It’s the highest rating an early childhood program can earn.
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.
Thanks to a partnership with the Daviess County Public Library, several Owensboro Middle School South students’ works of art have been published in a book, which is being sold at the library’s Frederica street location.
The Owensboro Public Schools’ central office, maintenance and transportation department raised $1817.95 for the Goodfellows Club. The four departments (central office was divided between instruction/technology and supt./business/personnel/food service/pupil support) had a friendly competition over the last month to see who could raise the most money.
For the last three years, Estes Elementary School has had a special guest greet students in the morning around the holidays. On Monday, Dec. 12 from 7:25 a.m. to 8:05 a.m., the “Estes Elf On A Shelf” arrived to the school frozen with his friends in a pool. The elf is played by Estes curriculum facilitator Ryan Williams.
Owensboro High School teacher Cody Russelburg used his dog Oliver to teach his psychology students about operant conditioning at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at the south gym.