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John Rex Stands Up Against Bullying

October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and a new outdoor project at John Rex Charter School (JRCS) is teaching students about the importance of kindness. The project was led by Troy Hays, a local Life Scout and son of a John Rex Elementary School teacher. Hays constructed four cedar benches, or “Buddy Benches,” for students to use during recess. Students are encouraged to sit on a “Buddy Bench” when they feel lonely or in need of a new friend, which signals to other students to approach them. “The world needs more kindness,” Hays said. “It’s been an honor to do…

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Off to the Races – Running for Renovation

    Dear Friends, I am thankful to be a part of the John Rex Charter School (JRCS) community and look forward to continuing to build relationships this year. Despite the challenges schools are facing, John Rex continues to create an invaluable learning experience for our Rockets. Our resilient and talented staff amaze me with their creative teaching and the ways they instill fun into learning every day. We are grateful for the donations we’ve received in the past and are thankful for future support. We continually strive to be viewed as the best school in Oklahoma. But we can’t do it alone. We ask…

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Mask Policy Update From Mr. Ketchum

Hello Rockets. Starting Monday, Aug. 16,  John Rex Charter School requires students, faculty, staff and visitors to wear masks. Upon reviewing medical experts' advice and rising cases, we're hopeful this safety precaution will keep our Rockets safe and prevent the spread of COVID as practiced last year. If needed, your family may choose to opt-out of the mask requirement for personal, medical, or religious reasons by completing this form. Elementary student forms should be emailed to slovett@johnrexschool.org. Middle school student forms should be emailed to projas@johnrexschool.org. If positive COVID cases increase dramatically, JRCS will implement virtual learning for a period…

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