Local Education

Phillips 66 Grant Gives Students Hands-on STEM Science Kits



Ponca City Public Schools has received a $30,000 grant from Phillips 66. The purpose of the grant is to support the implementation of hands-on science kits in the elementary schools.  Each of these kits contains STEM (Science Technology, Engineering and Math) practices. Examples of these practices include: • UsiUsing mathematics and computational thinking. • Constructing explanations for science and designing solutions for […]

Jill Harmon Receives 2017 ACBSP Teaching Excellence Award



Jill Harmon, Business Instructor at Northern Oklahoma College Tonkawa, has been named a regional recipient of the 2017 Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Teaching Excellence Award. The (ACBSP) recognizes individuals each year who exemplify teaching excellence in the classroom. Harmon will be honored, along with other regional recipients, at ACBSP Conference 2017, June 24-27 in Anaheim, Calif. […]

Ponca City High School Chamber Strings Will Present Concert



The Ponca City High School Chamber Strings will take to the stage to present their Spring Concert on Tuesday night, May 2. The program will begin at 7 p.m. in Ponca City High School’s Howell Auditorium. This predominantly ninth grade orchestra, made up of 33 string musicians, will be conducted by Dan Larson. He is assisted by Paula Cochran and […]

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Noc Tonkawa Nurses Pinning Set For May 6



The Northern Oklahoma College Stillwater Nursing Class of 2017 will receive their nursing pins from family members or friends in a special pinning ceremony to be held in the Kinzer Performing Arts Center at NOC Tonkawa at 12 p.m. Saturday, May 6. The distinctive pins signify completion of their Registered Nurses’ education at Northern.

‘WILD Week’ At Po-Hi Starts Monday



The Ponca City High School Student Council is holding their first philanthropy week, WILD Week, Monday April 24 through Saturday April 29. WILD stands for Wildcats Impacting Lives Directly. The council has initiated this week in order to give students a sense of giving back to the community. Each year a local organization is chosen to be the beneficiary of […]

Po-Hi Band Earns High Marks at State Contest



The Po-Hi Band earned a 1, or superior, in sight reading and a 2, or excellent, in concert competition at the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association State Concert and Sight Reading Contest held recently at Jenks High School. “From the three judges in the sight reading room, students earned a 1, 1, and 2 for a composite Superior rating,” reports […]

Po-Hi Senior String Bassist, Macy Willett, Will Give Recital This Sunday



Macy Willett, senior string bassist in the Ponca City High School Orchestra, will give a senior string bass recital on Sunday, April 23 at 2 p.m. at St. Luke’s Church of the Nazarene, 1715 E. Prospect Avenue. She will be accompanied on the piano by Connie Van Ausdall. The public is invited to attend. Macy has been accepted into the […]

Pre-K To Host ‘Summer Splash’ On Monday



Ponca City School’s Washington PreK Center will host an event to help families coordinate summer activities for school aged children. Their “Summer Splash” event will be held from 4-6 p.m. on Monday, April 24 in the gym at the school at 1615 N. Seventh. There will be a classic Book Fair available so that patrons may purchase books for summer […]

NOC Students Recognized For Academic Excellence, Leadership And Service



The Oklahoma Council of Two-Year College Presidents and the Oklahoma Association of Community Colleges (OACC) named 39 students to the All Oklahoma/USA Coca-Cola Academic Team, among them two area Northern Oklahoma College students. Also, one NOC area student was a recipient of the OACC President’s Tuition Waiver Award. NOC Tonkawa students recognized as All-Oklahoma Academic Team members during the March 28 […]