Midwest City Beacon Education

Rose State announces full, in-person classes this fall

As COVID-19 vaccines become more widely available and new positive cases decline,  Rose State College is preparing to welcome students back for a full, in-person return to campus this fall. “This past year has been marked by resilience and innovation in higher education,” said Rose State President Dr. Jeanie Webb. “We are eager to welcome…

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Candidates face off in rare Mid-Del school board race

McGuire, Daniel seeking Office No. 1 seat in April 6 election By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Voters will head to the polls Tuesday in a Mid-Del School Board election. Incumbent Nathan McGuire and Ed Daniel are seeking the Office No. 1 seat on the board of education. The winner will receive a five-year term…

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Humphrey named top teacher

Educator commends colleagues for meeting pandemic challenges By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Ralph Humphrey doesn’t take his role as an educator lightly. The responsibilities and demands of the profession have grown in the past year as the coronavirus pandemic continues. And the retired Air Force Chief Master Sgt. is happy to meet those demands…

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Schools upgrading technology plan

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Mid-Del Schools is undergoing a major technology upgrade. The school district last week unveiled an initiative that includes 10,000 new devices and improved training for teachers and students on technology. Cordell Ehrich, assistant superintendent, and Scott Haselwood, executive director of technology, presented the plan to the school board at…

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Carl Albert film school

Movie crew shoots at local school By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Carl Albert Middle School may not look like a Hollywood set. But it played the part last week. A film crew spent much of last Wednesday shooting at the school and nearby Gary Rose Stadium for a movie titled “Deadly Donation.” In the…

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DCHS Theater Arts returns in remodeled venue

By Tonya Little Contributing Writer Del City High School Theater Arts program put on the Agatha Christie play “And Then There Were None” on Jan. 21-23, as the first live performance in the newly renovated Performing Arts Theater. The English murder mystery thriller is set in the 1950’s on the little Soldier Island off of…

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Mid-Del School District sees $2.3 million decrease in state aid

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor The Mid-Del School District will see a nearly $2.3 million reduction in state aid this fiscal year due to a midyear adjustment to its funding. The district’s initial allocation of state aid totaled about $47 million, according to state education department records. But as a result of the annual midyear…

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Schools continue remote learning Wednesdays

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Mid-Del students will continue with remote learning on Wednesdays through the end of February. Superintendent Rick Cobb, speaking at last week’s school board meeting, said the district will continue using remote learning on Wednesday through the end of February. Decisions about the future will be made on a month…

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Declining enrollment, state funding putting a strain on local school district

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Mid-Del School Superintendent Rick Cobb provided a grim report on the district’s finances during the school board’s monthly meeting on Dec. 14. Cobb said declining enrollment and state aid are putting a squeeze on district finances and creating uncertainty for the future.  Enrollment dropped by about 3,000 students compared…

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Mid-Del Schools names Teacher of the Year finalists

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon A surprise visit from the boss can be cause for anxiety. But for five local teachers, Superintendent Rick Cobb popped in with the good news that they had been selected as finalists for the Mid-Del School District Teacher of the Year. The finalists include: Erin Campbell of Schwartz Elementary,…

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