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John Rex Announces New Elementary Principal

Preparation for the Upcoming School Year

We hope everyone is having an amazing summer! We can’t wait to welcome the returning and new Rockets on the first day of school, August 11.   Please mark the important dates on your calendars and review information about the upcoming year below. Be on the lookout for more information as we continue to get closer to the start of the school year.    Meet the Teacher Day  Date: Friday, August 6, 2021  Elementary School: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Middle School: 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Families will be able to meet their teacher, turn in pre-boarding forms and school supplies at this time. You will also receive your car tags upon completion of paperwork.  Elementary school parents and guardians will receive an email from your child’s teacher to sign up for…

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John Rex Receives $130,000 in Grants from Oklahoma Educational Technology Trust

We are incredibly excited to announce John Rex Charter School has received $130,000 in grants from the Oklahoma Educational Technology Trust (OETT)! The elementary school and middle school each received $65,000, with part of the grants allotted for professional development training through the K20 Center in Norman.   “These grants will make a huge difference to our current students and allow us to better serve future generations of John Rex Rockets,” said Head of School Dean Ketchum. “We looked forward to witnessing imaginations, creativity and learning soar.”   The elementary school will use the grant money to purchase 121 iPads…

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We have Lift Off. Congratulations John Rex 8th Graders!

Seven years ago, John Rex Charter School opened its doors to Oklahoma City students. On May 19, 2021, the school hosted a very special graduation ceremony, “Lift Off,” for its first-ever eighth-grade class. Of the nearly 50 students who graduated this year, 18 belong to Mission 1.0, a group of students who attended John Rex since its opening. “I’m so proud of our 8th graders and know they will accomplish great things,” said Patrick Duffy, Director of Secondary Education.  “Some of these students were in our very first classes, so it’s bittersweet to watch them grow up and leave John…

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