|Proposed Changes to the States Science Standards|
Public Comments due by Jan. 17th
The Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) has posted on the agencys website the newly proposed draft of the Oklahoma Academic Standards for Science.
The draft is available on the OSDEs Science webpage at http://www.ok.gov/sde/science.
Educators and the public are invited to submit written comments regarding the proposed draft. The public comment period is from Dec. 13, 2013, to Jan. 17, 2014. All comments must be received by 4 p.m. on Jan. 17, 2014.
Send written submissions to the Oklahoma State Department of Education at 2500 N. Lincoln Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73105-4599.
It is recommended that the introductory sections of the proposed draft be read prior to reviewing the standards including:
Process and Document Structure pgs. 4-7
The draft version is available in PDF. For ease of access to the separate sections and chapters, bookmarks are provided on the navigation bar to the side of the document.
Writing and draft teams of more than 50 representatives from K-12, higher education, scientists, engineers, parent and community members from throughout the state developed and provided feedback on the standards, meeting multiple times. More than 500 educators throughout the state were involved in reviewing the standards.
|First Degree Black Belt|
|I would like to submit
a news item for your consideration. My son Michael Forcelle was awarded
his First Degree Black Belt in Tae-Kwon-Do by his instructors, Chris Velez
- Fifth Degree/ Chief Instructor and Rick Gibson - Third Degree/ Instructor,
of The Family Martial Arts Academy in Owasso on December 14, 2013. He
is a student at the Collinsville Middle School. His family and friends
are all very proud of his great accomplishment.
His mother and I would also like to thank his instructors for sharing their wonderful knowledge, abilities, and guidance with Michael, and for serving as excellent positive role models for him, their other students, and the community as a whole.
|Students Visit Philbrook / Build Gingerbread Houses|
|The 2nd and 3rd grade
Gifted and Talented students took a trip to the Philbrook Art Museum to
view the Festival of Trees. After returning from their trip,
each student was asked to put their Civil Engineering skills to the test
and design their own gingerbread style house.
-- LeAnn Crabaugh 12/17/2013