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Schultz wins school board race

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Shelly Schultz didn’t know what to expect on election night. She gathered with friends at Tacos 4 Life April 2 and watched as results slowly trickled in for the Mid-Del School Board Office No. 4 race. It was her first run for public office, and she was facing incumbent…

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Schultz challenges Biggers for school board

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon JULIAN “STRIPPY” BIGGERS Julian “Strippy” Biggers has been involved in education and youth sports for much of his life. The longtime special education teacher and coach worked at Carl Albert Junior High School for nearly three decades and has helped with the Oklahoma Coaches Association and Special Olympics for…

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Nolen inducted into Hall of Fame

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon The Mid-Del Public Schools Foundation welcomed the newest member of its Hall of Fame. Jimmie Nolen, a former school board member, was inducted into the Hall of Fame March 4 during the Foundation’s awards banquet at Rose State College. Nolen served on the school board for 23 years. In…

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Mid-Del educator named finalist for state teacher of the year

Brian Muller, a fourth-grade teacher at Parkview Elementary, has been selected as a finalist for Oklahoma Teacher of the Year. Muller was named the Mid-Del School District Teacher of the Year in 2023. He has been an educator in the district for 23 years. Muller is a Midwest City native. He and his wife have…

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Students take botball challenge

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Mid-Del Schools hosted their annual elementary school botball challenge Saturday at Soldier Creek Elementary School. More than 100 students from eight elementary schools competed in the event. The teams programed autonomous robots to complete various challenges including a bonus debugging challenge. They received a pin for each challenge they…

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Mid-Del recognizes employees of the year

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Mid-Del Schools celebrated its 80th anniversary and recognized outstanding employees last week during a banquet at the Mid-Del Learning and Services Center, the former Del-Crest Middle School. District leaders presented awards to announced award winners for the top teacher, support employee, counselor, special services employee, assistant principal, and principal.…

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School calendar approved

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Mid-Del School recently announced the calendar for the 2024-25 school year. The school year will begin on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2024, and the last day of classes will be May 21, 2025. There will be no school on Sept. 2 (Labor Day), Sept. 16 (professional development), Oct. 18-21 (Fall…

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Rose State student wins prestigious paralegal award

Olivia Lloyd named OPA Paralegal Student of the Year The Oklahoma Paralegal Association recently awarded Olivia Lloyd, a student at Rose State College (Rose State), the title of Paralegal Student of the Year. Lloyd balances the responsibilities of parenthood, full-time employment in the legal field, part-time service industry work and her academics without compromising the…

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Mid-Del Teacher of the Year finalists announced

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon The last day before winter break came with a holiday present for Mid-Del teachers. The district announced five finalists for teacher of the year Friday morning. Superintendent Rick Cobb and a team of administrators surprised the finalists with the news. Teacher of the year finalist includes Kelly Craig (Del…

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Epperly Heights wins Mid-Del Brain Bowl

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Students put on their thinking caps last Thursday for the Mid-Del Elementary Brain Bowl. Teams competed against district elementary schools in the competition. Students used logic and creative thinking to solve riddles, word play and math puzzles. Epperly Heights won the competition with 320 points. The team included Jaydalee…

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