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School board candidate forum set for Jan. 23

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon The Mid-Del Association of Classroom Teachers will host a candidate forum for an upcoming Mid-Del School Board election. The event will take place from 6 – 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23 at the Mid-Del Technology Center, 1621 Maple Dr. in Midwest City. The public will have an opportunity to…

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Student enrollment rebounding at Mid-Del Schools

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Mid-Del Schools continues to see its student enrollment rebound following a sharp decline during the pandemic. The district has added 1,623 students since the 2020-21 school year, when enrollment dropped by more than 3,100 students. Mid-Del reported 12,548 students in pre-K-12th grade for the 2022-23 school year. That is…

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Open school board race attracts candidates

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon The Mid-Del School Board has had few competitive elections in recent years. Especially for Office No. 3 which includes much of Del City and southeast Oklahoma City. Jimmie Nolen has represented the district for 23 years, but last month announced she is not seeking re-election. Three candidates filed for…

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Carl Albert HS honored for college enrollment rates

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Carl Albert High School has been recognized as of the top schools in the state. For the fourth year in a row, Carl Albert received the College Success Award from GreatSchool.org for excelling at preparing students to enroll and succeed in college. The Oklahoma State Department of Education last…

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Carl Albert students named National Merit semifinalists

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Two Carl Albert High School students have been named semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Competition. The National Merit Scholarship Corporation, earlier this month, announced the more than 16,000 semifinalists in the 68th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. The students now can compete for more than 7,250 scholarships worth…

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Putting a period on ‘period poverty’

Mid-Del Schools offering free period products By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Lack of access to period products is nothing new for students. But at Mid-Del Schools, it may soon be a thing of the past. The school district announced it’s combating period poverty by providing dispensers with free period products in restrooms at all…

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Fall Leadership Retreat planned for Sept. 30

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon The Mid-Del Technology Center is hosting a Fall Leadership Retreat on Sept. 30. The event promises a fun-filled day of learning and networking with lunch and snacks provided. Attendees will also have the opportunity to win door prizes. This year’s theme is “Challenge Yourself.” Leadership training will be provided…

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Mid-Del Schools preparing for bond election

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon A school bond election could be on the horizon for the Mid-Del School District. School officials are in the early planning stages for a potential bond election that could be presented to voters in fall 2023. Superintendent Rick Cobb said they are currently determining how much funding could be…

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Crutcho hosts Back to School Bash and meet the teachers

By Valerie Scott Midwest City Beacon Teachers, students, and parents attended Crutcho’s Back to School Bash. The event was held on Aug.4 from four to six at the Crutcho Schools District. Teachers were waiting eagerly in the classrooms to welcome their new students and parents. Midwest City police was in attendance, helping folks with directions…

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Mid-Del Public Schools welcomes back teachers

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Mid-Del Public Schools welcomed back its faculty and staff last week for the start of the new school year. The district hosted an event for first-year teachers and those who are new to the district on Aug. 2 at First Southern Baptist Church in Oklahoma City. Superintendent Rick Cobb…

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