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  • 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...

  • ‘Great Expectations’ Model School Recognized as Texas School of Character

    Northgate Crossing Elementary School demonstrates outstanding educational  character initiatives  NORMAN, okla. (Feb. 25, 2015) – Awarded for creating programs that yield positive student character, Northgate Crossing Elementary School in Spring, Texas, has been recognized as a Texas School of Character.   Read More...

  • Reed Elementary Welcomes Great Expectations Guests

     WELCOME GUESTS – Ethel M. Reed was visited by Great Expectations Mentor Toni Shamley and Great Expectations Instructor Jana Oder on Friday, January 30. Oder offered the Reed teachers a short sample of her “Throw Out the Worksheet” presentation.   Read More...

  • ‘Great Expectations’ Shares Best Practices for Engaging Students Through Technology

    Non-profit foundation provides tips for nurturing mutual respect and academic excellence in today’s technology-rich classrooms NORMAN, okla. (Feb. 4, 2015) – As schools are increasingly fitted with new technology, the classroom atmosphere is changing.   Read More...

  • GE Instructor, Molly Bruzewski, provides useful tools to turn your school’s staff and faculty into a true TEAM.

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  • Bridenstine Visits

    by Mark Friedel of the Claremore Progress First District of Oklahoma Congressman Jim Bridenstine and guests attended Catalayah Elementary's Rise and Shine program Wednesday morning. The visit provided an opportunity for Bridenstine to learn about the school's learning cli­ mate and its recognition as a Qwl1 Expectations model site. The Great Expectations Foundation was developed in 1991 by Charlie Holler, a retired insurance executive from Ponca City.   Read More...

  • Duncan Heritage Center lives up to Great Expectations

    For the eighth consecutive year, the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center in Duncan has been named a Great Expectations Model School. Facility educators attended the state conference recently to accept the award for the 2013-14 academic year. The Heritage Center is the only nonprofit to be certified as a Model School.   Read More...

  • Chetopa Grade School named Model School

    by Heather Brown of the Labette Avenue Last Friday morning during their weekly assembly the faculty and students of Chetopa celebrated the school's seventh year as a Great Expectations Model School. The school must apply each year for Model School status through the Great Expectations program and after site visits, ensuring that the school is including the 17 classroom practices that a Great Expectations school is based on, the designation of Model School is awarded. Some of the 17 practices are...  Read More...

  • Educators Convene at University of Central Oklahoma for ‘Great Expectations’ Conference

    Teachers, administrators collaborate on training to foster classrooms focused on mutual respect, academic excellence NORMAN, okla. (Sept. 25, 2014) – More than 600 educators gathered at the University of Central Oklahoma Nigh University Center in Edmond, Okla.   Read More...

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