Meridian graduate joins U.S. Navy on the path to becoming a doctor

Guthrie senior Ally Williams, a student in Meridian Technology Center’s Pharmacy Technician program, loves to help people. She enlisted in the U.S. Navy and will ultimately train to become a doctor.

Meridian graduate joins U.S. Navy on the path to becoming a doctor

STILLWATER, Okla. – Ally Williams loves to help people. She works as a kids camp counselor, serves as the medical trainer for her high school baseball team and plans to eventually become a pediatrician. This love is what inspired Williams, a senior at Guthrie High School, to join Meridian Technology Center’s Pharmacy Technician program her […]

GPS expanding into online virtual education with Bluejay Academy

GPS expanding into online virtual education with Bluejay Academy

Guthrie Public Schools is expanding how and where students receive their education with the Bluejay Academy. This week the school district announced they will offer full-time online classes for junior high and high school students (7 -12) beginning next school year. Superintendent Dr. Mike Simpson made the announcement at the Board of Education meeting on […]

Watch: Shelby Frost named GPS Student of the Month

Pictured (L-R) is GHS teacher Angie Simonton, GHS junior Shelby Frost and Blake Wimsey with Foundation Insurance.

Watch: Shelby Frost named GPS Student of the Month

Junior Shelby Frost was named Guthrie Public School’s March Student of the Month. She was nominated by her teacher Angie Simonton for the character trait of responsibility. Shelby is the design editor for the Guthrie High School yearbook and according to her teacher takes her role seriously. “She feels personally responsible for making sure the […]

MTC board members take their oath of office

MTC board members take their oath of office

Sherri Huneycutt administers the oath of office to Lorrie Janzen and Dr. Joe Williams, who were recently elected to the Meridian Technology Center Board of Education. Janzen will begin serving her first full term and Williams is starting his fourth term of service. The Meridian district is divided into five geographic areas. Meridian’s board members […]

Sarah McKee awarded prestigious scholarship

Sarah McKee awarded prestigious scholarship

Meridian Technology Center student Sarah McKee, of Guthrie, was awarded the Sister M. Beatrice Merrigan Scholarship from the Oklahoma Society of Radiologic Technologists (OSRT) during their annual seminar. Sister Merrigan was the first individual to take and pass the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists certification exam. The scholarship in her memory is the most prestigious […]

Committee secures passage of bill to prohibit vaping on school property

Committee secures passage of bill to prohibit vaping on school property

OKLAHOMA CITY – State Rep. Mark Vancuren, R-Owasso, this morning won unanimous passage of a bill that will prohibit vapor products on school property in the House Common Education Committee. Senate Bill 33, authored by Vancuren and Sen. J.J. Dossett, D-Owasso, modifies the 24.7 Tobacco-Free Schools Act. The committee passed the bill 16-0. It is […]

House passes bill requiring same transparency from virtual charter schools as other public schools

House passes bill requiring same transparency from virtual charter schools as other public schools

OKLAHOMA CITY – A bill to require the same level of transparency from virtual charter schools as other public schools passed the Oklahoma House of Representatives today. House Bill 1395 amends language in the Oklahoma Charter Schools Act of 2012 to hold virtual charter schools subject to the same financial reporting requirements and audits as […]

House passes $1,000 tax credit for teachers who purchase classroom supplies out of pocket

House passes $1,000 tax credit for teachers who purchase classroom supplies out of pocket

HOKLAHOMA CITY – The House of Representatives today unanimously passed a measure that would provide Oklahoma school teachers some financial relief when they spend money out of pocket for their classrooms. House Bill 2502, by House Speaker Charles McCall, would provide a $1,000 tax credit that teachers can claim for classroom expenditures and fees associated […]

State report cards released for Guthrie Public Schools

State report cards released for Guthrie Public Schools

The Oklahoma State Department of Education released a new school report card system on Thursday. Three Guthrie schools received an overall grade of a C. Overall, the state’s report card ranked Oklahoma schools as a C. “The new system incorporates significantly more contextual information than its predecessor,” said State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister. […]

Langston University’s Quiz Bowl team wins national qualifying tournament

Langston University’s Quiz Bowl team wins national qualifying tournament

St. Louis, MO – Scholars on the Langston University Quiz Bowl team won the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge National Qualifying Tournament hosted by Harris-Stowe State University on February 8th.  This win secures Langston’s National Championship Tournament berth in Torrance, California in April.  Langston defeated the 2017 National Champions from Oakwood University in the first round of […]

New report reveals 30,000 teachers have left profession in 6 years

New report reveals 30,000 teachers have left profession in 6 years

OKLAHOMA CITY – Using historical educational and population data, market trends and demand-supply projections, the 2018 Oklahoma Educator Supply & Demand Report indicates that the percentage of Oklahoma educators leaving the profession has increased over the past six years, representing more than 5,000 per year or a total of approximately 30,000. This exodus represents an […]

Local OU students named to honor roll, fall graduates

Local OU students named to honor roll, fall graduates

Students from 197 communities across the state were among candidates for degrees this fall on the University of Oklahoma Norman campus. Here are the local students: CashionEvan Greenwood (M of Library and Info Studies) CrescentMallory Monique Forsgren (Bachelor of Musical Arts) GuthrieRyon M. Gilmer (BA in Admin Leadership)Joe Andrew Bartram (BA in Admin Leadership)John Kellen Stadler (Bachelor of Arts) […]

Funding needed to support increasing number of students, Hofmeister says

Funding needed to support increasing number of students, Hofmeister says

OKLAHOMA CITY  — The number of students in public schools in Oklahoma continues to rise steadily, as indicated by the newest enrollment numbers released by the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE).  Collected Oct. 1, the annual student count shows that 698,586 students were enrolled in Pre-K through 12th grade for the 2018-19 school year, a […]

Meridian Superintendent voted president-elect of national board of directors

Meridian Superintendent voted president-elect of national board of directors

STILLWATER, Okla. – Dr. Douglas R. Major, Superintendent/CEO of Meridian Technology Center, was recently voted to serve as President-Elect of the Association of Career and Technical Education (ACTE), the largest professional organization in the world dedicated to career and technical education. His appointment will begin July 1, 2019, and will continue through 2022. During this […]

Coyle student named to State Superintendent’s 2019 Student Advisory Council

Coyle student named to State Superintendent’s 2019 Student Advisory Council

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister today announced that 74 Oklahoma high school students have been named to her 2019 Student Advisory Council, the fourth consecutive year the group has been convened to assist Hofmeister and the Oklahoma State Department of Education(OSDE) in matters of policy. One of the 74, includes Coyle High School’s […]

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