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OKG Newsletter

Topic: School

Pay it forward

A challenging adolescence gave a local professor the ability to inspire students, which he has been doing for four decades.


Emily Jerman
Professor Henry Kirkland Jr.’s eyes twinkle as he settles into a story of pranks pulled on his classes. The tall man with salt-and-pepper hair has been known to write across the board and right onto the wall.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Hear this

OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
The Oak Ridge Boys, world-famous for the No. 1 single “Elvira,” will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Choctaw High School Performing Center, 14300 N.E. 10th.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Matter of degrees

A Brookings Institution report says Oklahoma is behind in education level among immigrants.


Alex Ewald
A new report sheds light on immigration in the United States, showing more workers with a college education settling in the coastal areas and those without a high school diploma clustering in the Southwest and Great Plains.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Returning to history

Sonia Gensler’s debut novel, ‘The Revenant,’ digs into a part of Oklahoma history many may not know about.


Jenny Coon Peterson

Sonia Gensler
2 p.m. Saturday
Barnes & Noble, 540 Ed Noble Parkway, Norman, 579-8800

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Potter hater

Millions of people love the books and movies … but not this guy.


Rod Lott
When I was in grade school, I had an allergy test at Oklahoma Allergy Clinic, in which a nurse wrote rows of numbers up and down both forearms with a ballpoint pen, and then injected me next to every scribble. Each syringe contained something different, so if the injection point grew red and puffy, they were able to tell exactly what my system couldn’t stand.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Fire good!

The mighty young guys of Mighty Big Fire make their brand of indie rock spark.


Joshua Boydston
Mighty Big Fire with Peach and Shelton Pool
7-10 p.m. Saturday
Oklahoma City Museum Of Art
415 Couch 236-3100
Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Charter connection

OKCPS entered a memorandum of understanding with a nonprofit to make the downtown elementary a charter school.


Clifton Adcock
In a move Oklahoma City Public Schools officials and downtown business leaders hope changes the landscape of public education in the city, the school district entered into a memorandum of understanding with a nonprofit group to make the planned MAPS For Kids downtown elementary a charter school.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Laura Massenat: involved and independent


Bill Bleakley

On Tuesday, in the heart of the Oklahoma City school district, District 4 voters have an opportunity to elect a new school board member.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

School’s out

Villa Teresa plans to shut its doors after 79 years educating students.


Greg Horton
After 79 years of educating Oklahoma students, Villa Teresa School will be closing on July 31. Administrators of the school, which is located in Midtown, cited issues that included financial concerns, dilapidated buildings and the age of the Carmelite nuns who run the school.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012