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'Kids really taking the burden': COVID-19 surge follows return to school in Oklahoma

Unlike the first three COVID-19 surges in Oklahoma, children and adolescents have shouldered the disease load this summer as the delta variant sweeps through the state. Public school districts were prohibited from mandating masks by Gov. Kevin Stitt and the Republican-controlled Legislature as students returned to classrooms in August. The 17-and-younger demographic comprised 17.4% of weekly reported cases, rising rapidly to 30.0% by Sept. 4.
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Few mask opt-outs at TPS, Union

The five school districts in the immediate Tulsa metro area with mask requirements are seeing some variation among their opt-out rates. Since Labor Day, school leaders at Glenpool, Jenks, Union, Tulsa and Claremore have all implemented mask requirements for staff and students. In accordance with a temporary injunction granted by Oklahoma County District Court Judge Natalie Mai, all five districts allow parents to request in writing that their children be exempted from the mask requirement due to medical concerns, religious beliefs or strongly held personal convictions.
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Owasso High School Band Hosts Invitational Marching Contest

The 22nd Annual Owasso Invitational Marching Band Contest took place Saturday at Owasso High School. Schools from all over the state are competing again after the canceled contest last year. 17 Bands from across Oklahoma and some from Arkansas competed in the Owasso Invitational. It's a welcome return after covid...
OWASSO, OK
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High school football, Week 4: Roundup — Defense keys late rally as Sand Springs beats Ponca City

On a night when the usually lethal Sandite offense struggled, the defense stepped up and made some big plays to lead a second-half comeback on Homecoming. With the Sandites down 13-10 late in the third quarter, junior linebacker Drake Fain scooped up a loose ball deep in Wildcat territory and ran it in for a 20-yard touchdown return to jump-start the comeback.
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High School Football Roundup: Week 3

Whether you’ve won all three so far, lost all three or somewhere in between, it doesn’t really matter when it comes to high school football in Oklahoma - now it’s district play. Tulsa Tech Game of the Week: Owasso at Union. Enid at Jenks: The Jenks Trojans playing host to...
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Game Of The Week: Owasso at Union

The non-district high school football schedule boasts some big-time rivalries, but district play is when the games really start to matter. Our Tulsa Tech Game of the Week is the only all-eastside matchup of 6A-I teams. Two old foes square off again, as the Owasso Rams visit Union. Union marched...
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Tulsa PAC reignites Orbit Initiative, its free community arts classes

The Orbit Initiative, the community-wide arts program sponsored by the Tulsa PAC Trust, will begin offering classes in acting, writing, dancing and visual arts at locations throughout the city beginning in October. “We’ve actually held our first classes already this year,” said Jeremy Stevens, director of community engagement for the...
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High school football, Week 4: Hamm, Coweta have no trouble with Edison

Gage Hamm and No. 3 Coweta weren’t going to let what happened two years ago happen again. Instead, the Tigers had a repeat performance from last year. Hamm passed for four touchdowns and ran for another to lead Coweta to a 56-7 victory over Edison Friday night in District 5A-3 action at LaFortune Stadium.
COWETA, OK
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Sapulpa eSports are here to stay

Sapulpa High School recently held tryouts for its after-school eSports program. This fast-growing “sport” has seen a recent explosion all over the world as global events, like the current pandemic, have kept people indoors and unable to participate in more traditional activities. Additionally, the digital world has expanded into all aspects of life, as schools, workplaces, and homes are converting to all-digital material due to almost constant upgrades in technology.
SAPULPA, OK
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TU Law alumna becomes Tulsa’s deputy mayor

University of Tulsa College of Law alumna Cassia Carr (JD ’16) recently took on a brilliant new role: deputy mayor of the City of Tulsa. In this position, she will be closer than ever before to projects that directly impact members of her hometown in meaningful ways. Along with her work at City Hall, Carr also serves as president of the Tulsa Economic Development Corporation, an organization that helps business owners start or expand their enterprises.
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TPS promotes Jen Sanders to deputy athletic director

Tulsa Public Schools announced Friday that Jen Sanders is being promoted to deputy director of activities and athletics. Sanders fills the position held by Mick Wilson before he was moved up to TPS executive athletic director in July as Gil Cloud’s successor. “I am pleased that Jen will be assuming...
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Two former Tulsa educators to be inducted into OK African American Educators Hall of Fame

TULSA, Okla. — Two educators who have spent decades teaching at different Tulsa Public Schools will be inducted into the Oklahoma African American Educators Hall of Fame. Orlando Hazley worked as a science teacher, track coach, and assistant principal at Booker T. Washington High School. He went on to become the principal at McLain High School, where he focused on getting the school’s truancy numbers under control. Before Hazley retired 30 years ago, he worked in drop-out prevention.
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