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Summer Institute for Young Artists Schedule Announced Bookmark

Summer Institute for Young Artists Schedule Announced

Camp will run from May 30 - June 8.

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.

 

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.

 

SIYA Camp Bookmark

SIYA Camp

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

Fine Arts Festival; Performances run March 20 through March 30 at RiverPark Center Bookmark

Fine Arts Festival; Performances run March 20 through March 30 at RiverPark Center

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.

Kentucky Arts Council Artist Partners With OPS Elementary Students Bookmark

Kentucky Arts Council Artist Partners With OPS Elementary Students

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

OMS Students’ Art Published In DCPL Book Bookmark

OMS Students’ Art Published In DCPL Book

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.  

APEX Dance Visits OMS Bookmark

APEX Dance Visits OMS

APEX Dance Visits OMS

National Award Recognizes Outstanding School Board Support of the Arts Bookmark

National Award Recognizes Outstanding School Board Support of the Arts

National Award Recognizes Outstanding School Board Support of the Arts 

 

Five OPS Employees honored by Kentucky Music Educators in 2016 Bookmark

Five OPS Employees honored by Kentucky Music Educators in 2016

Five OPS Employees honored by Kentucky Music Educators in 2016

 

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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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