The Monday, May 2nd Board Meeting embraced more than policy and financial decisions. It also embraced the act of selflessness and giving back. The Sand Springs Chamber of Commerce recently held a Roast of Lloyd Snow, our current Superintendent of schools. Per Chamber President, Kristin Valentin, over 255 people attended the roast and it brought in more than anticipated. The Chamber had already planned to share the profits with . . .
Congratulations to all those who were recognized during the June 6th Board Meeting! Each outstanding individual who was recognized received a Sand Springs Public Schools COIN OF EXCELLENCE. Superintendent Lloyd Snow (Retiring) Mr. Gary Watts, Administration (Retiring) Mr. Jim Roberts, Pratt Elem. Principal (Retiring) Mr. Ed Garrett, Athletics . . .
At the January 4, 2016 board meeting the school building and almost 5 acre site of the former Twin Cities Elementary School was declared surplus and is now available for sale or lease to the general public. The school served the Twin Cities area as an elementary school until closed in 2003. It was subsequently renovated and used first as the Sandite Child Development Center and then by Community Action Project for its head start program until closed in 2009 when the new Early Childhood Education Center was opened. The property is located at 11 South 65th West Ave. More information is available by clicking here .
Sand Springs Schools is proud to announce the use of Peachjar as the method to distribute flyers via email distribution throughout the District. Instead of sending home paper flyers with students, parents have access to the Peachjar site where flyers are colorfully posted online. Why the move to electronic instead of paper flyers? Many times flyers being sent home are easily missed and important school information goes unseen. By using Peachjar for flyers, we know that every parent will have access to the information at their fingertips. In addition, the online . . .
ABCs of School Finance (Post: Lori Smith) January 12th, 2015 Lori Smith is the Chief Financial Officer for Edmond Public Schools. This post is excerpted from an Edmond Public School brochure , “20 Questions (and Answers) about School Finance”. What is State Aid? State Aid represents the funds that are appropriated by the State Legislature for school districts, and distributed by the State Department of Education through the . . .
I think Diane Ravitch gets it right in her latest book "Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America's Public Schools." She says the only crisis in public education is the one ginned up by government bureaucrats, major foundations and an odd coalition of elitists and commercial hustlers who have made inflated claims about the virtues of vouchers, charter schools, virtual schools, standardized testing, merit pay, etc. They insist that poverty has no correlation to low academic achievement and that overhauling our entire system along . . .
Hey, there! Did you know that Sand Springs Schools' staff and students have been busy as bees? There has been lots of buzzing excitement and industrious learning going on and we want you to know what we've been up to! Click on the link(s) below and share in the sweet honey of our diligence. Be sure to check back each month! August 2015 January 2016 September 2015 February 2016 October 2015 March 2016 November 2015 April 2016 December 2015 May 2016 2014-2015 August 2014 January 2015 September 2014 February 2015 October 2014 March 2015 November 2014 April 2015 December 2014 May 2015
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