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John Rex School Board Supports Teacher Walkout

  • March 20, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY (March 19, 2018) – In a special meeting Monday night, John Rex Charter Elementary School’s board of directors unanimously passed a resolution in support of its teachers as they decide whether to participate in a possible teacher walkout beginning April 2. The resolution mentions the chronic inadequate funding of public education and implores the Oklahoma Legislature to raise the necessary revenue to increase teacher pay and school funding. “We are prayerful that the Oklahoma legislators will resolve these issues and fulfill their primary constitutional obligation to maintain a system of public schools before a walkout occurs,” said Dr. Joe Pierce, Head…

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John Rex Charter Elementary School Receives National Recognition for STEM Program

  • March 6, 2018

John Rex Charter Elementary School (JRCES) was recently recognized as a Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished District for providing transformative learning opportunities for students through PLTW Launch. JRCES is the only PLTW Distinguished District in Oklahoma City and one of two in the state for the 2016-2017 school year. The PLTW Launch curriculum empowers students to think critically through activities and problems relating to the world around them. The science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) lessons include interactive projects like creating a video game, designing a seatbelt and building a robot. “We are thrilled to be designated as a Distinguished District,”…

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John Rex School Announces Middle School Expansion

  • November 16, 2017

The John Rex Charter Elementary School (JRCES) board of directors voted unanimously on Nov. 16 to expand the school’s innovative educational model into the middle school grades. A $1 million grant from Inasmuch Foundation will help fund the addition of the middle-school grades, which will begin in the fall of 2018 at Myriad Botanical Gardens.  Inasmuch Foundation is also committing a capital improvement grant up to $700,000 for enhancements to the garden’s educational spaces. “Families of current JRCES students have repeatedly asked the school to create a path for their children from pre-K all the way through high school,” said…

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