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OKG Newsletter

Topic: high school

‘Shameful and untrue’

Letters to the Editor

John R. Junger III
With regard to M.G. Oxsen’s “Designer’ debate” letter (May 18, Gazette), I would like to make two brief points:
Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Fire good!

The mighty young guys of Mighty Big Fire make their brand of indie rock spark.


Joshua Boydston
Mighty Big Fire with Peach and Shelton Pool
7-10 p.m. Saturday
Oklahoma City Museum Of Art
415 Couch 236-3100
Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Last chance

For four high school students, At Long Last marks their first step toward rockin’ careers.


Susannah Waite
“I saw them perform for the sixthgrade talent show and I thought, ‘Oh, that’s cool,’ and I liked them and they sounded really good,” Castelli said. “I talked to some of the guys who were in the band, and I tried out and made it.”.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Youth group

Age is only a number, and the acoustic pop of Enid band The Fossil Youth, led by a recent high school grad, is proof-positive.


Joshua Boydston
The Fossil Youth with I Call Fives, ElectroFoam!, The Wake Up Call and Dead End Alaska
6 p.m. Friday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western
Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Missing the point

Letters to the Editor

Kevin Connolly
In regard to Oklahoma Gazette’s “Friday Night Frustration” (News, Clifton Adcock, Sept. 12), Oklahoma City Public Schools athletic director Keith Sinor is attempting to apply a Band-Aid to athletics when he should be questioning the larger issue of education.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012

School shakeup

An OKC school principal resigns amid allegations that he rigged student grades and attendance.


Jerry Bohnen
Embattled Douglass Mid-High School Principal Brian Staples resigned last week in the wake of a an Oklahoma City Public Schools investigation into allegations of grade-tampering and other misconduct.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Douglass needs help

Letters to the Editor

James R. Johnson
I pause to write and acknowledge the mountain of disturbing news that is emanating from my beloved school, dear ole Douglass. In recent weeks, we have witnessed federal and local investigations of grade-tampering and attendance manipulations. We have heard an outcry from former students, teachers and administrators. We have seen the suspension and resignation of a principal who had been at the helm of Frederick A. Douglass Mid-High School for the past four years
Wednesday, November 28, 2012

School struggles

OKC school district officials continue to deal with problems involving required coursework at Douglass Mid-High.


Jerry Bohnen
Oklahoma City Public Schools officials made an embarrassing admission last November when they said an audit of Frederick A. Douglass Mid-High School revealed that 81 percent of the seniors were not on track to graduate on time.
Monday, February 4, 2013

School daze


Gazette staff
The Sooner State did itself right proud on US News & World Report’s 2013 ranking of the nation’s best high schools. Upon review of more than 21,000 U.S. public high schools, 111 Oklahoma schools made the cut.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Skirting the law?


Gazette staff
The May 25 arrest of an Oklahoman newspaper reporter for taking inappropriate photos proved irresistible for British tabloids. Screamed one wordy headline in The Daily Mail: “Oklahoma newspaper reporter arrested for ‘taking up-skirt pictures of teen girls’ at emotional graduation for students from tornado-ravaged Moore.”
Tuesday, June 4, 2013