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John Rex Charter School Launches Capital Campaign to Renovate Historic Building

Additional $400,000 needed to convert McAlpine Center into educational space OKLAHOMA CITY (June 1, 2020) —John Rex Charter School (JRCS) has launched a capital campaign to complete renovations of the historic McAlpine Center.  The McAlpine Center, located one block from the school’s main building, will become a new learning space for an expanding student body and help the school fulfill educational needs downtown. School leaders plan to raise $400,000 by August 1. To date, $825,000 of the $1.2 million project cost has been raised through a federal grant, support from the Inasmuch Foundation and donations from the family of Mr.…

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John Rex Charter School Hires Dean Ketchum as Head of School

Experienced educator returns to Oklahoma Dean KetchumClick to download photo OKLAHOMA CITY (May 21, 2020) — Dean Ketchum, a teacher and administrator with nearly 30 years’ experience, has been named the next head of school at John Rex Charter School (JRCS). Ketchum was confirmed by the school’s board of directors today, and he will officially start July 1. However, Ketchum has immediately begun work to support staff, prepare for the upcoming school year and make introductions within the JRCS community.  “My teaching career began in Norman, Oklahoma, and I am excited to return to the state to be part of…

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Distance Learning Update Elementary School

#WeChooseJohnRex April 2, 2020 Parents and families of John Rex, Hello! The John Rex Charter School Distance Learning Plan (DLP) will launch on April 6, 2020, at 8 a.m.! We created this DLP to support the parents and families of our John Rex community, and our teachers. Is this plan perfect? No. No plan is perfect. We will address hurdles as they come, but we are all in this together, and together we are stronger. Remember, we are all developing new capabilities and doing things we didn’t know we could do! Below you will find our vision statement for our…

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