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October 19, 2017

Education

Enrollment up; and plenty of money

The Luther School Board conducted its October business in about thirty minutes Monday night. But the short agenda packed a lot information. Here’s the rundown: Treasurer Gary Roy reported that the district has “plenty of money,” and although the current balance is low, tax receipts are expected in November, December and January to meet the

Week Five: for the WIN and teacher appreciation

It was Teacher Appreciation Night at Wilson Field before the big Lion trouncing of the Crooked Oak Ruf-Nex. Before Friday night’s kick-off, each senior brought a favorite teacher on the field for recognition and thanks. It was sweet to hear the players’ remarks for their respective teachers over the speakers at Wilson Field. Luther loves

More money for the schools

The Luther School Board, Monday night approved an “Estimate of Needs” for the 2017-18 school year. It’s what the district uses to base its budget on, and the new numbers give the district some more money to spend this year. It was quite a difference from the September board meeting a year ago.  The new

The Lion Tree

If you stop into the bank lobby, you can’t help but notice the “Lion Tree” on the wall by where we fill out our deposit slips. It’s an effort to bless the teachers at Luther Public Schools by choosing a card that has a teacher’s wish list. Scientific calculators for Ms. Grogan; construction paper for

Fence dispute leads to lawsuit against Town and School

On a Monday night in Luther, Wildhorse Park was packed. There were families picnicking at the playgrounds, Little League football and cheer teams were practicing for this weekend’s games. A volunteer over at the baseball field was mowing. And there was a Lady Lions Softball game going against Stroud. The stands were full. The bleachers,

A Blessing for Luther Elementary

“Many thanks and blessings to this anonymous donor.  Rest assured, it will be put to good use and will be used exactly as requested, for those in need.”

Happiness Counts

When we are positive, our brains become more engaged, creative, motivated, energetic, resilient, and productive at work. – Shawn Achor

New teachers for a new school year

Just in the nick of time, the Luther School Board hired new teachers Monday to start the new school year that begins Thursday. Teachers reported Monday for meetings, policy updates and motivation. Parents will meet teachers Tuesday evening. The 2017-2018 school year is here. Hired Monday night are new certified personnel: Angela Bandy, fifth and

Victim’s Family Sues LPS

Luther Public Schools and the Luther School Board were named in a $6 million tort claim filed by the parents of the victim in the Kyle Whitmus case. The former band director was sentenced earlier this week to 20 years in prison for lewd acts with a minor child. Whitmus, 34, entered a blind plea

Twenty Years for Whitmus

Justice takes time. On Monday it took almost eight hours to arrive at a punishment for the former Luther Band Director who chose to let an Oklahoma County District Judge sentence him rather than go to trial. The time since the investigation began into the affair between the 32-year-old teacher who admitted to finding his

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