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OIA Students Teach Code to Girls Incorporated Bookmark

OIA Students Teach Code to Girls Incorporated

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. 

 

OPS Band Set To Perform One-Of-A-Kind Show Bookmark

OPS Band Set To Perform One-Of-A-Kind Show

OPS percussion students of all ages will perform “Connected” on April 20 and 21 at 7 p.m. at the OHS auditorium.  The show incorporates multiple art forms like band, choir, orchestra, theatre, dance and visual art.  This unique experience takes the audience through a story via percussion.

 

Estes Plants Gardening Day Bookmark

Estes Plants Gardening Day

Estes Elementary students and staff celebrated their inaugural Gardening Day on Thursday, April 13 starting at 9 a.m.  Estes teacher Lauren Coomes has worked hard over the last couple years to bring agriculture to Estes.

 

Newton Parrish Hosts Bicycle Rodeo for March of Dimes Bookmark

Newton Parrish Hosts Bicycle Rodeo for  March of Dimes

Students and staff at Newton Parrish Elementary raised money for March of Dimes via a Bicycle Rodeo on Saturday, April 15.  The rodeo included a safety inspection to make sure bikes were good to ride, a safety talk led by OHS cycling students and around 10 bike activities where students can sharpen their riding skills.

 

College Connections Camp Bookmark

College Connections Camp

Get college ready with our College Connections Camp! Students will be given an opportunity to improve skills in English, Reading and Math. A placement test will be given upon completion of the camp and students will meet with an advisor to schedule classes. 

 

Local Planning Committee Accepting Nominations Bookmark

Local Planning Committee Accepting Nominations

We are now accepting nominations at Owensboro Public Schools for community members to potentially join our local planning committee.  We have three openings on the committee.  The local planning committee is an advisory group to the local OPS Board of Education charged with the development of a four year District Facilities Plan.  The committee studies information concerning the district’s buildings, financial information, demographics and other information at its discretion to develop a plan for addressing the district’s construction needs.  You must or the person you’re nominating must provide a letter saying you or they are willing to serve. 

 

 

SIYA Camp Bookmark

SIYA Camp

The OPS Fine Arts Department is now taking applications for the Summer Institute For Young Artists camp.

OPS to Launch Innovation Model for Middle School Students Bookmark

OPS to Launch Innovation Model for Middle School Students

The Owensboro Public Schools will be launching a new innovation model targeting middle school students for the 2018-2019 school year.  

 

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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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