Midwest City Beacon Education

Del City High School group marching in Pride Parade

By Tonya Little Contributing Writer The Del City High School Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) club is gearing up to participate in the OKC Pride Alliance parade on Saturday, June 26 in downtown Oklahoma City. This year’s parade will be the first ever pride parade to be held in the heart of downtown, rather than the previous…

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Summer school for teachers

Mid-Del educators taking advantage of paid summer training programs By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon School is out for summer. But that doesn’t mean the learning has stopped. Hundreds of Mid-Del teachers have been back in the classroom this summer for professional development training. The district hosted a professional learning conference for principals and educators…

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Students share tales from American Revolution

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon History came alive recently at Schwartz Elementary School. Fifth grade students, dressed in historical clothing, and shared tales from the American Revolution May 13 at the school’s annual living history museum. Students were each assigned a different historical figure. They had to research and write a biography on that…

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Mid-Del names new principals

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon   Mid-Del Schools continues to shape its administrative team for next school year.   During a May 18 special meeting, the school board approved new principals for Steed Elementary and Midwest City High School.   Caren Rickwalt was named the new head principal at Steed Elementary, and Darcy Budde…

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School district strikes deal with labor groups

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Mid-Del Schools got a jump on contract negotiations with teachers and support staff. The school board last week approved several changes to compensation for the 2021-22 school year. Members of the Mid-Del Association for Classroom Teachers and the Mid-Del Support Employees Association approved the tentative agreements prior to the…

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Mid-Del Schools graduates more than 800 seniors

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon OKLAHOMA CITY – More than 800 high school seniors transformed into high school graduates Saturday during the Mid-Del School District’s commencement ceremonies. Midwest City, Carl Albert and Del City high schools each held their graduation ceremonies at Jim Norick Arena at the State Fairgrounds. Rick Cobb, superintendent of Mid-Del…

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High school graduations set for Saturday, May 22

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon The big day is almost here for high school seniors. Mid-Del Schools will host commencement ceremonies for its three high schools Saturday at Jim Norick Arena at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City. Midwest City High School’s graduation will be first at 10 a.m., followed by Carl Albert High…

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Longtime Midwest City band director retires

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Music has been part of John Davis’ life for about as long as he can remember. For nearly the past four decades, he has helped foster that love of music with students at Midwest City High School. But this class of band students will be his last as he…

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Unique literacy program helps students at Midwest City Middle School

When it comes to helping students improve their reading skills, Midwest City Middle School is not afraid to think outside the box. The school recently partnered with Gregory the Second, an Oklahoma artist, poet and musician for a unique literacy program called Poetry and Chill. The innovative six-week interactive program integrated poetry, writing, and music…

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SWAG delayed, but not denied

Carl Albert High students raise more than $36k for local girl By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Students at Carl Albert High School were ready to kick off their annual SWAG Week last year when the coronavirus pandemic stopped everything. Plans to help a local girl, who is battling a rare genetic disorder, during the…

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