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John Rex Middle School Welcomes Charmaine Johnson as Principal

John Rex Charter School (JRCS) has named Charmaine Johnson as the new principal of John Rex Middle School in downtown OKC. As an experienced education professional, Johnson will oversee the growth and learning of students in grades five through eight and support the school’s robust learning curriculum.  Johnson previously worked as a principal for Oklahoma City Public Schools, where she managed daily operations, development and implementation for 600 students and more than 70 staff members. In her new role, Johnson will use her more than 39 years of experience to improve the educational experiences and needs of the students and…

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We Love OKC

At John Rex, we’re passionate about connecting with other downtown organizations and finding new ways to uplift our neighbors. This is why our theme for the year is We Love OKC, which captures our ongoing commitment to involve students in service opportunities — and have fun while doing it. In September, our middle school students teamed up with Scissortail Park to launch one of the first fishing electives in downtown OKC. 5th through 8th grade students learned about water safety, aquatic life and proper fishing techniques. The group will meet weekly to put their skills to the test and embrace…

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John Rex 2022 Graduates Lift Off

We are incredibly proud of the Class of 2022! This month, our 8th grade Rockets soared to new heights and graduated, marking the end of one journey and the beginning of another.   The past few years have not been without their challenges. However, these graduates overcame obstacles and pushed themselves to achieve high academic goals, make new friends and get involved beyond the classroom. Additionally, our 8th graders received 100% placement for their high school of choice! Their hard work and dedication did not go unnoticed.  Many of these students took advantage of new elective opportunities, learning the rules of…

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