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Mid-Del revises coronavirus plan

School district keeps four-day schedule; sets new parameters for use of remote learning By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Mid-Del Schools has modified its coronavirus plan to add internal benchmarks for when students would stop attending in-person classes four days a week. The school board approved changes to the district’s Return to Learn Plan at…

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Mid-Del returning to in-person instruction

By Tonya Little Contributing Writer Students in Mid-Del Schools will be returning to the classroom next week. The Mid-Del School Board held a special meeting last Thursday to consider changes to the district’s Return-to-Learn Plan. Teachers stood near the street of the administration building holding signs expressing their desires to keep to the original plan.…

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Mid-Del Public Schools Foundation donates money for technology

Joe Groves memorial fund gives $2,600 to MCHS band By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Mid-Del Public Schools Foundation last week presented money to local schools. The organization donated $30,000 to the school district to purchase technology and equipment. The money will be used to buy 72 Chromebooks with cases, two carts to transport them,…

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Midwest City High School principal stepping down

Berger named interim head principal By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Change is coming to the principal’s office at Midwest City High School. Nathan Elliott is stepping down as the school’s head principal and Leslie Berger has been named the interim replacement. The school board approved Berger’s promotion Monday morning during a special board meeting.…

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Mid-Del Schools sticking with A/B schedule

District making Wednesdays remote learning days By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Mid-Del Schools is making another adjustment to its schedule. The school board voted Monday to continue the alternating A/B schedule through Oct. 20 and to make Wednesday a remote learning day for students. Superintendent Rick Cobb recommended continuing with the A/B schedule based on…

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Students named National Merit Semifinalists

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Two local high school seniors qualified as semifinalists for the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program. Aidan Foreman and Xavier Williams earned the honor after finishing with among the top scores on the PSAT last year. About 1.5 million students took the exam and the top 16,000 were named semifinalists. Foreman…

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Mid-Del Schools report COVID-19 cases

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Mid-Del Schools reported its first positive cases of COVID-19 for the new school year. In a weekly report issued last Friday, officials said there were seven known positive cases of the virus from Aug. 31 – Sept. 4. The cases include students, teachers, support staff and administrators. Officials said…

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Mid-Del adjusting to changes of new year

District reports no positive cases of virus in first week By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Mid-Del Schools kicked off the new school year last week with students learning both in school and at home through remote and virtual instruction. The district offered both traditional in-person instruction and a virtual academy that is entirely online. All…

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Nearly 4,000 students register for virtual learning

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Nearly 4,000 students in Mid-Del Schools will complete their education from home this school year. Mid-Del had just under 4,000 students sign up for the Mid-Del Virtual Academy, the district’s entirely online learning plan, for the 2020-21 school year. This year, the district offered both traditional in-person and virtual options…

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Rose State to reopen campus for fall semester

School officials promote flex courses and new safety measures on campus By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Rose State College is not changing its plans to offer on-campus instruction this fall. Officials say safety protocols and a new Flex course option will allow them to continue educating students while providing a safe and healthy environment. “In…

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