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  • Woodland Hills honored as 'model school'

      LAWTON, Okla._Woodland Hills Elementary marked its seventh year of being selected as a "model school" for the Great Expectations Professional Development Program with a celebration at the school. To earn the honor of being a model school, at least 90 percent of the teaching staff had to successfully implement the program into daily instruction. Great Expectations is based on creating high expectations for students, a climate of mutual respect, increasing teacher knowledge and responsibili...  Read More...

  • Oak Crest honored as model school

    Spirited teachers dance for the students at Oak Crest Elementary. Teachers at Oak Crest Elementary may not have been turning somersaults or dancing in the streets Monday, but they were showing their spirit. Oak Crest earned the Great Expectations Model School Award which was presented during the Rise and Shine assembly.   Read More...

  • A dozen years of Great Expectations: Richmond Elementary recognized as model school

    Great expecations model school Betty Flurry, Great Expectations, gives a presentation before presenting Richmond Elementary the award for being a model school. By Timothy Cole/Stillwater News Press Richmond Elementary School has been named a model school by Great Expectations, a professional development program that provides teachers and administrators with the skills needed to create harmony and excitement within the school atmosphere. This is the 12th consecutive year the school has achieved t...  Read More...

  • Lincoln Elementary named model school again

    by Laura Eastes of the Daily Ardmoreite Reaching model status in the Great Expectations program is no easy feat, and Lincoln Elementary School has achieved it once again. The prestigious status is the top award handed out by the Great Expectation Foundation. The program teaches 17 classroom practices intended to bring change and innovation to public school classrooms — breading a culture of respect and high academic achievement, according to the education foundation.   Read More...

  • BPSD named only Great Expectations Model District in US

    By Nathan Thompson of the Bartlesville Examiner Enterprise   The Bartlesville Public School District has been named a Great Expectations Model District for the third consecutive year, officials announced on Monday — the only school district in the United States to hold that title.   Dr. Linda Dzialo, President/CEO of Great Expectations, made the announcement at Monday’s BPSD Board of Education meeting held at the Education Service Center.   Read More...

  • Heritage Eagles are flying high

    Lisa Presley/Tahlequah Public Schools Heritage Eagles are flying through the spring semester with many things keeping us busy. Celebrations are in order: Heritage Elementary is once again a Great Expectations Model School. We also want to congratulate Lezlie Gilbert on being named Teacher of the Year.   Read More...

  • Creamed for a good cause; Pies-in-face reward for exceeding fundraising challenge

      Jacob flowers Richmond Elementary fifth-grader Jacob Flowers shoves a pie in the face of office staff member Christi Barr. Flowers is one of the students benefiting from the school’s Coins for Cancer fundraiser. By Merrick Eagleton/Stillwater News Press Students at Richmond Elementary rallied to support two of their classmates with cancer.   Read More...

  • Committed educators, effective schools

    Lisa Presley/Tahlequah Public Schools Schools are looking toward the end of an instructional year, making notes of successful practices and discussing areas to improve. Researchers agree on several characteristics of effective schools. While academic performance is an indicator of successful schools, other elements scaffold school effectiveness.   Read More...

  • Claremore elementary schools receive Great Expectations status

    By MARK FRIEDEL of the Claremore Daily Progress   Stuart Roosa Elementary and Catalayah Elementary both achieved Great Expectations (GE) model school status last week. Roosa Elementary received the award for the 13th consecutive year and Catalayah for the third straight year.   Roosa Elementary has maintained GE model school status longer than any other school in Oklahoma.    The schools held celebrations in honor of the announcements during separate “Rise and Shine” assembli...  Read More...

  • Jenks Awards Educator’s Efforts

      TEACHER OF THE YEAR: Jenniffer Callaway, Jenks Public Schools’ 2015 District Teacher of the Year, sits on a stability ball in her classroom at Jenks Alternative Center. Callaway is using the stability balls to measure their effect on student attentiveness, understanding and perceptions of their learning environment. Looking at Jenniffer Callaway’s 22 years in education, one word accurately and succinctly describes it: growth.   Read More...

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