John Rex Charter School Launches Capital Campaign to Renovate Historic Building

  • June 1, 2020

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

  • May 21, 2020

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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Coronavirus – Update 5.01.20

  • May 1, 2020

May 1st, 2020  Parents and families of John Rex,  It’s hard to believe we are entering our last week of Distance Learning! The last day of school will be May 8th. It’s important to talk with your children about this week as a means of closure for this school year. We definitely didn’t plan to end the school year this way but in light of all that’s happened, I couldn’t be more proud of our staff, our students, and our families. Together, we learned new capabilities, faced struggles, and celebrated the things that brought us joy during this time of…

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