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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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John Rex will start food service on April 7 from 9 to 11 a.m​.

EVERY child in EVERY John Rex family ages 0-18 can receive both breakfast and lunch for FREE. Everyone has experienced a loss during this time in some form or another. One way John Rex can help support your family is by providing breakfast and lunch. We REALLY hope everyone will take advantage of this service! It is for ALL families (immediate and extended), and we want to be able to provide meals for anyone who comes. This drive-thru food service will be located at the north gate facing Sheridan Avenue and will begin at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, April 7.…

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Board Amends Enrollment Policy Beginning in 2019-20

Dear John Rex Families: Since the school opened in 2014, the population of downtown Oklahoma City has expanded and interest in our school has grown significantly. However, we have limited classroom space. The Board voted yesterday in a special meeting to amend our enrollment criteria to better plan for the future and this heightened demand. Please note many of these policy tweaks only apply to new Rex Rockets who enroll for the first time in school year 2019-20. The two biggest revisions moving forward impact enrollment of siblings and applications from Tier 4. Under our new criteria, legal siblings will…

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