Education

  Lawton library holding ‘Sit, Stay, Read’ to help kids

Children looking to develop their reading skills can now do so in front of an affectionate and furry audience.

  California teacher helps Lawton teachers and students implement educational technology

Threat cancels class at Red River Technology Center

  Health officials warn of flu as school starts back

New job portal created to connect Okla. teachers with open jobs

  Duncan High School holds open house for new Innovation Hub and Stem Lab

Lawton Public Schools names new superintendent

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  United Way of Southwest Oklahoma brings lunch to Almor West Elementary teachers and staff

  Lawton Public Schools Foundation board gives out $94,000 in grants

  Students help repair flags of fallen veterans

  Fort Sill hosts Education Center Open House

  ‘CU in Business’ informational workshop will focus on degree programs

Cameron University MBA program earns national ranking

MHS students create haunted house

MacArthur High School has a haunted attraction going on Friday and Saturday night.

  Lawton mayor responds to Cache superintendent’s remarks about TIF plan

Cache's superintendent says the plan would hurt Cache Public Schools.

Oklahoma regent resigns after reelection as vice-chair

A member of the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents has resigned shortly after being reelected vice chairman of the panel overseeing the OU system that includes Cameron and Rogers State universities.

  Lawton teacher needs supplies for new cooking club

A cooking club at MacArthur Middle School starts a week from Tuesday.

  Duncan Middle School student hold assembly against bullying

  Kids get to spend a ‘Day at the Rodeo’

  Lawton School Board holds LPS education forum

  Central High school district rallies behind those with cancer

  Superintendent, FBI official discuss recent SWOK school threats

Central High teacher named as state finalist for national award

  New class at Central Middle School teaches students how to play the piano

Students at Central Middle School are learning how to play the keyboard.

  LPS Police Chief shares latest on school threat

A juvenile is in police custody after making a threat on social media involving Eisenhower Middle School.

  Altus Public Schools now offering virtual classroom option

Altus Public Schools is now giving students an opportunity to take classes online.

  New booster club put together at Sullivan Village Elementary in Lawton

A new booster club has been put together at Sullivan Village Elementary School in Lawton.

  Duncan Public Schools investigating threat

The threat was made over social media.

  Cameron University hosts claims processor

Cameron University is making sure veterans and active service members are taken care of with a visit from the Department of Veteran's Affairs.

  Cadets graduation from Lawton Public School Police Department academy

Lawton public schools police now have enough officers to cover every school in the district.

  Cache Public Schools provides insurance to help cover students

This school year, students at Cache Public Schools are covered by an accident insurance policy.

  Great Plains Technology Center opens new prototyping lab

The Great Plains Technology Center celebrated the grand opening of a new lab Wednesday that they hope will help local businesses.

  Lawton Public Schools to get public input on superintendent search

The district is still in the search process for a replacement for Doctor Tom Deighan, who left to take a position as Duncan's superintendent.

  Construction at Elgin Public Schools underway for second year

Elgin students are using one of the buildings that was built using money from the 36.9 million dollar school bond voters passed in 2017.

  Waurika voters to decide on school bond

Next month, voters in Waurika will decide if they want to pass or reject a school bond issue for $1.3 million.

  MacArthur High School dealing with air conditioning issues

They've had some general air conditioning issues, but school officials say they are working around the clock to fix them.

  Cameron students move in to campus housing

Cameron University's fall semester starts in just a few days, and Friday, students moved in to on-campus housing.

  Cameron’s Department of Military Sciences welcomes new students

Cameron University's Department of Military Sciences welcomed new students Thursday for their freshman orientation.

  Elgin community donates school supplies

The Elgin community came together to provide students and teachers the supplies they need for school this year.

  Lawton students return for new school year

High school classes start at 7:35 in the morning, middle schools at 8:25 and then elementary schools at 9:10.

University of Oklahoma adds misconduct, discrimination staff

The University of Oklahoma plans to add five employees to address sexual misconduct and discrimination.

  Eisenhower High holds the Ignite Freshman Orientation

Students were welcomed back to Eisenhower High School Tuesday for the Ignite Freshman Orientation.

  Duncan teacher named finalist for Okla. ‘Teacher of the Year’

Oklahoma State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister made the announcement at Southmoore High School during the final stop of the EngageOK on the Road summer conference series.

  LPSPD training officers, will have at least one at every school in district

This upcoming school year, every school in the LPS district will have at least one police officer stationed at it every day.

Cameron University establishes endowment in honor of alumnus and former NFL player

Cameron University has announced the establishment of an endowed scholarship and lectureship focused on Athletics in the name of a Cameron alumnus and NFL player.

  Tech Now hosts Lawton STEM camp

For the fifth year in a row Tech Now has hosted the event, and this year 10 students are making everything from t-shirts, to buttons, mouse pads and race cars!

  LPS announces resignation of Assistant Superintendent

Lawton Public Schools has announced on their Facebook Page that Assistant Superintendent Dr. Jamie Polk is resigning.

  Local schools explain why they closed or remained open on Monday

Many schools in Southwest Oklahoma were in session for most if not all of today despite schools in the Oklahoma City area closing because of expected severe weather.

  LPS holds ribbon cutting ceremonies for new safe rooms

Some students at Lawton Public Schools now have FEMA rated safe room at their schools.

  Lawton FFA honors members’ achievements

Dozens of students were recognized for their hard work in the agricultural education program, and many were given awards for their accomplishments.

Oklahoma governor, Senate near deal on teacher pay raise

Gov. Kevin Stitt and Senate Republicans appear to have reached a tentative agreement on a plan to give Oklahoma teachers another $1,200 pay raise next year.

  Elgin High School to start swim team

Elgin Public Schools is starting a swim team next school year.

Report: Oklahoma’s average teacher pay ranked 34th in nation

A statewide teacher pay increase last year boosted Oklahoma educator salaries from 49th to the 34th highest in the nation, according to federal estimates.

Senate panel OKs easing gun training for Oklahoma educators

A similar bill passed a House committee last year but did not become law.

  ‘Battle of the Books’ held between students from LPS

A year's worth of work by 3rd 4th and 5th grade Lawton Public School students came to fruition today at the Central Middle School.

  Coaches and parents in college admissions scheme find jobs in danger

At a brief court appearance Wednesday, a judge allowed Lori Loughlin to be released on $1 million bond and travel to the area around Vancouver, Canada, to work but otherwise imposed strict travel restrictions.

  Comanche Co. superintendents discuss not closing school for cold weather

Many school districts Oklahoma were closed Monday due to the cold weather, but noticeably absent from the list were schools from southwest Oklahoma.

Oklahoma education officials prepare new A-F school grading

Education officials said Tuesday that report cards will go online if the State Board of Education approves the new grading system on Thursday.

Oklahoma House passes pay increase for teachers

House Bill 1780 was passed out of the House with a unanimous 94-0 vote.

School bus driver crashed into tree while under influence of drugs, NJ police say

First responders found the bus driver unconscious at the crash site and used Narcan to revive her.

  Eisenhower Elementary students write cards for local veteran

Students at Eisenhower Elementary are giving back to a local veteran.

Teacher tells students MLK assassination was ‘complete fabrication,’ NC parent says

After the school district began investigating the allegations, the substitute teacher turned in her resignation.

  Eisenhower HS holds Black History Month celebration

A former EHS student came back to talk to the students in attendance.

  Students from St. Mary’s Catholic school win award in Texas robotics competition

The “Starry Knight” team from St. Mary’s Catholic School received the Excellence Award in the “Rumble in the Falls Vex Robotics Competition.”

  GPTC students working to sell student built house

A home built by students at Great Plains Technology Center is going on the market soon.

Father sues bullies after son named ‘most likely to shoot up school’

Because of the rumor, allegedly spread by bullies, the boy was ostracized and ridiculed by his classmates and searched and interrogated by staff, according to the father’s attorney.

School districts cancel classes over flu, absences

Widespread flu activity has been reported in Texas and Oklahoma.

Teacher, aides punished children with autism using dark bathroom, loud whistle, investigators say

The three suspects were investigated after a witness reported them to the school resource officer, according to the sheriff.

Boy with autism intentionally locked out of school by principal, mother says

The school district placed the principal on paid administrative leave while it investigates the allegations.

Record percentage of students earn Oklahoma’s Promise grant

The Oklahoman reports that 6,024 scholars received the college tuition grant in 2018. More than 80,000 Oklahoma students have enrolled since 1996.

  FFA students in SW Oklahoma receive visit from state FFA officers

FFA students in southwest Oklahoma received a visit from the state FFA officers Thursday.

Charges dropped against former WFISD principal for failing to report abuse

Charges have been dropped against the second former WFISD principal who was arrested in early 2018 for Failure to Report.

  Lawton Public School’s presents MLK Celebration

Lift Your Voice was created to help promote Martin Luther King's message, and show off the diversity around the Lawton Community.

  Fletcher voters to cast ballot on six year $810,000 school bond

An $810,000 school bond is up for a vote in Fletcher this coming Tuesday.

Altus residents to vote on two school bonds

The Altus Public School Board voted Wednesday to send two school bond propositions to a public vote.

  LPS storm shelter construction underway

Safe room construction is underway for seven elementary schools in Lawton.

  Community comes together to participate in Red Tulip program

The Red Tulip program assists emergency foster parents to help with infants who are born to drug addicted parents.

Oklahoma teacher facing multiple counts related to child sex abuse

40-year-old Warren Hitchcock was arrested at his home after investigators from multiple agencies, including the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations, searched his home

  Lawton Public Schools’ Indian Education Program holds open meeting

At the second annual mandated event in the Douglass Learning Center Cafeteria, district representatives talked about federal Title 6 dollars for Native American education programs and how the money is spent at LPS.

Local schools districts to receive $250k to improve safety

Lawton, Cache and Geronimo will receive $250,000 over a three-year period to help develop an Oklahoma threat violence assessment curriculum and provide training to the three districts.

Cameron University hosting ‘CU Become a Teacher’ workshops

“CU Become a Teacher” is a free event for anyone who wants to learn more about the multiple paths to becoming a teacher.