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MTC celebrates success of program completers; recognition event set for May 21

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STILLWATER, Okla. – Nearly 230 students from Meridian Technology Center will be recognized for completing their training during the school’s upcoming Recognition Ceremony. Read more…

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Guthrie Chamber of Commerce unanimously supports Guthrie school bond proposal

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Our Guthrie Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors unanimously supports the Guthrie School Bond Proposal and encourages all registered voters to vote “YES” on Tuesday, May 12 for the sake of our children and our community.  This school bond issue is about whether our community is willing to invest in a solid future. It is about valuing our children. It is about showing them that their education and future is important. Polls are open 7 a.m. – 7p.m on the 12th, with early and absentee voting on Thursday and Friday, May 7 and 8, at the Election Board at 224 E. Vilas from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.. No matter what your vote, if you require a ride to the polls please contact us at 405 282-1947 and we will arrange transportation for you. Read more…

John Wood: What are we doing to our students and teachers?

May 4, 2015 7 comments

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While I have served Guthrie on city council for six years, this is my first column for the Guthrie News Page. I’m compelled to write because we face an important upcoming issue: the Guthrie Public Schools bond issue vote on May 12. Read more…

Volunteers help beautify Fogarty Elementary

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By Justin Fortney
Special to Guthrie News Page

(With the bond election coming up soon, I thought it would be interesting to sit down with the principals at some of the Guthrie schools and get their perspectives on education in Guthrie. What I ended up hearing were some great stories about how the community has come together to make sure Guthrie kids get some really unique opportunities.  – Justin Fortney)

Each summer Guthrie Schools’ maintenance staff work to fix the necessary stuff, but with budgets tight, there’s not a lot left over for many beautification projects. This year Fogarty Elementary’s Principal Marsha Todd has seen the community come together to make the campus a place the students can be proud of. Read more…

Community partners bring technology to Cotteral Elementary

April 30, 2015 Leave a comment

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By Justin Fortney
Special to Guthrie News Page

(With the bond election coming up soon, I thought it would be interesting to sit down with the principals at some of the Guthrie schools and get their perspectives on education in Guthrie. What I ended up hearing were some great stories about how the community has come together to make sure Guthrie kids get some really unique opportunities.  – Justin Fortney) Read more…

Superintendent: Student growth and current buildings is a goal of this bond issue

April 30, 2015 Leave a comment

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I began comparing our community and school district to others long before my family even moved to Guthrie. In fact, I researched Guthrie and our peer districts long before I applied for the job as Superintendent. What I found in the research was a school district with remarkable success in athletics and a community with potential for tremendous growth due to geography and existing transportation infrastructure. I also found a concerning history of failed bond issues. Many local opinions exist on why, including a large population of retired citizens as well as a relatively low average family income level.  Regardless of the ‘why’s’, I’ve said from the beginning that the importance a community places on education is directly reflected in the condition of its school buildings.    Read more…

Meridian Technology Center and Guthrie Schools partner for STEM education

April 29, 2015 Leave a comment

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STILLWATER, Oklahoma – Meridian Technology Center and Guthrie Public Schools have branched out with their science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education training. Read more…

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