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Mid-Del bond issue brings new playgrounds to schools

Schwartz Elementary receives first playground equipment By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Recess at Schwartz Elementary School became a lot more exciting. The school recently received new playground equipment. It was installed last month and ready for students to enjoy after Thanksgiving break. Students had been without a playground for about two years due to…

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Mid-Del holds meeting on Steed closure

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Mid-Del Schools last week announced plans to close two elementary schools due to declining enrollment and building maintenance costs. Superintendent Rick Cobb is recommending the district close Steed Elementary and Highland Park Elementary at the end of the current school year. According to the proposal, students who currently go…

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Mid-Del considering school closures

Officials recommend closing Steed and Highland Park elementary schools By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon The Mid-Del School District is considering permanently closing two elementary schools. Superintendent Rick Cobb is recommending the district close Steed Elementary and Highland Park Elementary at the end of the current school year due to declining enrollment and building maintenance…

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Teachers surprised with $60k in grants

Mid-Del Public Schools Foundation helps fund a variety of education grants By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor After a one-year hiatus, a popular tradition returned to local schools. The Mid-Del Public Schools Foundation last Wednesday surprised teachers with more than $60,000 in funding through the Big Idea Grants program. The Foundation awarded 68 grants at 18…

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Students promote recycling with new club

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Mother Earth has some new allies at Schwartz Elementary School. A group of students are promoting recycling in their school and working on environmentally friendly projects as part of the newly founded Comp Club. The group meets on Tuesday mornings before school. Their first projects include creating mats that…

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Mid-Del School Board to consider lifting mask mandate

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon The Mid-Del School Board will consider lifting the district’s mask mandate at Monday’s meeting. Superintendent Rick Cobb recommends that students and staff will not be required to wear masks while on school property due to declining cases of COVID-19. He is also asking to eliminate mandatory quarantines for close…

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Mid-Del enrollment bounces back

District has added nearly 1,200 students since last school year By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon The Mid-Del School District is seeing its enrollment rebound after thousands of students left during the pandemic. The district has added nearly 1,200 students since the end of the 2020-21 school year. As of Sept. 13, the district reported…

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Mid-Del Schools considering mask mandate

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon The Mid-Del School Board will vote on a mask mandate at special meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7. Under the proposal, all students and staff will be required to wear masks while inside school and administrative buildings and school vehicles including buses. Students and employees will be allowed…

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Mid-Del Schools considering COVID safety protocols as new year approaches

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Students at Mid-Del Schools will return to the classroom next week for the start of the new school year. District leaders are considering possible safety measures for the new school year as infections from the COVID-19 delta variant rise in the metro. “We’re still consulting with all of the…

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Upgrades underway at Mid-Del Technology Center

Conference room improvements highlight $1.3 million project By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon The Mid-Del Technology Center is getting a facelift. A $1.3 million project is underway at the building The project includes remodeling the large meeting room, main entrance, and lobby, adding an executive conference room and relocating the teachers break room. Technology will…

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