Midwest City Beacon Education

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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Mid-Del Schools to open with alternating A/B schedule

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Mid-Del Schools is tweaking its reopening plans. The district will begin the school year with a hybrid model that includes in-person instruction and remote learning. Students will follow an alternating A/B schedule. Half of the students will receive in-person instruction on Monday and Tuesday, and the other half will do…

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Mid-Del Schools contracts with Arizona company for virtual learning

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Mid-Del Schools recently revealed its plan to offer a virtual learning option for the upcoming school year. Last week, school district leaders announced that online instruction will be provided through a third-party platform, Edgenuity. The school board approved a contract with the Scottsdale, Arizona-based company during a July 22 virtual…

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Mid-Del buying face coverings for students, staff

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Mid-Del Schools is requiring all students and staff to wear a mask or face covering this upcoming school year. And the school district is also providing one. The school board last week approved purchasing neck gaiters for all students and staff to begin the school year next month. The fabric…

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