Oklahoma City Public Schools is nearly finished with the first two months of school. The realization that this school year is likely to remain unusual is settling in for district leaders, families and students.
Oklahoma City Public Schools continues to make plans for getting students back in school on a rotating schedule, but rising COVID case counts have made the start date difficult to pin down.
The Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools Wall of Fame Humanitarian awards were launched 35 years ago to shine the light on OKCPS graduates who have made significant contributions to the world in business and industry, the arts, athletics and philanthropy. Honorees over the years have typically been high-profile individuals whose accomplishments are widely known. Since 2020 is the year when nothing is as it was before, the Wall of Fame Humanitarian Awards also made a pivot.
The Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools will induct four new members into its Wall of Fame this month. The honorees will join 88 other Oklahoma City Public Schools (OKCPS) alumni who have been inducted since the Wall of Fame was created in 1985.
Virtual volunteering will look and feel different than in-person volunteer work, but with the same goal of helping students academically, while developing mentorship relationships with them.
To celebrate the first day of school and to show continued support of teachers, the foundation fully funded all distance learning projects posted on DonorsChoose by OKCPS teachers. The Foundation invested more than $81,000 in 145 projects.
Oklahoma City Public Schools is in the process of deploying technology devices for every student in the district. Providing technology access for all students in a school district (1:1 technology) has been a favored scenario throughout the world of K-12 education for many years. This is a big win for our students and can definitely be seen as not letting a crisis go to waste.