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OMG My Child is in Middle School

SMH, BTW, OMG, LOL … these are some of the thousands of abbreviations that our children now use when texting and online, especially those “tween and older” kids. Middle school is such a pivotal time for our youth. The kids are “stretching” their proverbial wings, but still need their PARENTAL UNITS to drive them to places they need to be.  But as parents, we want and need to stay engaged in their education. 

Smartphones and Digital Devices in the Classroom?

I recently attended the Model Schools Conference in Orlando, Florida.  This conference focused on schools across the nation that, at one time, had been labeled as failing. As a result of innovative planning, forward thinking, and unique collaborations, these schools have turned their failing schools into MODELS OF SUCCESS. 

YEA, School is Starting

As the new school year starts, parents should look for ways now that they can support and show appreciation to their child's teacher.

Students Can Compete in Heritage Week Contests

Students in grades four through 12 can compete for cash prizes in Heritage Week contests sponsored by the Oklahoma Heritage Association and Gaylord-Pickens Oklahoma Heritage Museum.

Quilt Exhibit at Edmond Library Details Oklahoma History

The Buckboard Quilts exhibit runs daily through September at the Edmond Library. The exhibit contains quilts and memorabilia brought in the Oklahoma Land Run. The exhibit also, in quilted scrapbook form, showcases the history of Oklahoma's first libraries, schools and churches, founding families, period clothing and photos of '89ers and pioneers.

Women's Baseball Exhibit Runs Through October at Edmond Museum

“Linedrives and Lipstick: The Untold Story of Women’s Baseball,” runs through Oct. 20 at the Edmond Historical Society and Museum.

Norman Arts Council Invites Students to Apply for Scholarships

The Norman Arts Council invites Norman Public School students to apply for Spring 2013 scholarships that will help offset the cost of an arts education experience.

Oklahoma Storytelling Festival Offers Tales, Workshops, Matinee for the Entire Family

The Oklahoma City Storytelling Festival kicks off Sept. 6, 2012. The festival features guest tale spinners, storytelling workshops and a family matinee.

Students, Schools Can Sign Up for Spelling Bee

Oklahoma schools and homeschool students, ages 14 and younger, can register now to participate in the Scripps-Howard National Spelling Bee.

Parents Offered Help for Children Struggling with Substance Abuse

Parents of teenagers or adult children who suspect possible abuse of alcohol and/or drugs, can get education, information and contact with other families at Parents Helping Parents.

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