Building on Tradition is a special section that will publish in the Enid News & Eagle for eight Sundays in February, March and April 2019. The section is designed to feature individuals, businesses and organizations in Enid and Northwest Oklahoma that work every day for the betterment of the region and its residents. This section, which published March 10, 2019, focuses on Education in Enid and the area.
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EHS Vocal Music Teacher and Jazz Choir Director Matthew Johnson is in his second year with the district. The former Norman High School teacher said the school there had a jazz choir and when he learned last year there was an opportunity to form one at Enid High he took it.
Waller Middle School students were told in November they would be in for a treat as the new band room was finished. They haven’t been disappointed.
Full-time programs at Autry are available for adults and high school juniors and seniors and extend from August through May, following the traditional school year.
“I think anybody who wants their children to be exposed to a faith-based education absolutely needs to check out our school. Having a faith-based environment provides a full education, as opposed to leaving the faith aspect out.” — St. Joseph principal Wade Laffey
"Oftentimes, kids need more support, and we want to be the ones who provide it." — Doug Stafford, EPS assistant superintendent of secondary education
The early childhood development center — a joint project between the university and Enid Public Schools — is a freestanding facility that will include four classrooms replacing the current EPS pre-kindergarten classroom on the NWOSU-Enid campus.
Voters in 2017 approved by a strong majority $19.14 million to fund additions to all three Chisholm Public Schools sites and to construct a new multi-sports facility ...
Funds from the bond are going toward construction of a new early childhood wing at Pleasant Vale Elementary School and demolition of the old one, a new FEMA-rated safe room, buses and renovation of an older part of the high school.
There is no charge to Enid High students to take University Center concurrent courses, EHS principal Dudley Darrow said.