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May 24, 2018

Education

Controversy at Luther’s Head Start

A “swarm of flying termites” at Luther’s Armstrong Head Start led to the closure of the pre-school for a week in April, and a discovery that the federally-funded program hasn’t paid any rent to the owner of the building for “as long as anyone can remember.” Who is the owner? The Town of Luther. No

Parsons wins State FFA Office

This just in, straight from the convention floor in Oklahoma City at the State FFA Convention … we hear that Luther High School Senior and Luther FFA President Makala Parsons has been elected Central Area Vice President of the State FFA. It’s the first time a Luther High Student has been elected to statewide FFA

LHS Seniors Decision Day

The begining of May signals the whirlwind of end-of-year activities at Luther Public Schools. Today, the graduating class was recognized as each graduate signed a “letter of intent” and proclaimed their next steps after recieving their high school diplomas. Counselor Angie Cox praised the Class of 2018, describing the 61 graduates as “sharp, even though

BancFirst Brings Children’s Play to Luther & Wellston

Pecos Bill is coming to the stage in Luther and Wellston. The play about the larger-than-life fictional cowboy and his entourage is part of the BancFirst Tour of the Oklahoma Children’s Theatre. The Pecos Bill and the Ghost Stampede touring production will be performed at Luther Elementary and Wellston Elementary on May 8. The play, featuring

Fundraising for Prom

With Luther schools being out for seven days, the Luther High School prom committee lost time to finish fundraising and selling tickets. Classes resumed Wednesday and the junior prom committee is working fast to put the finishing touches on what promises to be a wonderful event. The big night is just about a week away

Back to School

UPDATED to include School Board President Steve Broudy’s comment. Many Oklahoma school districts will continue a teacher walk-out on Wednesday, but Luther Public Schools will be open. Superintendent Barry Gunn announced late Tuesday that classes will resume Wednesday, April 11. School has been canceled for seven days because of a lack of certified teachers in the

LPS, By the numbers

With so much attention focused at the State Capitol and education funding, some are asking about the numbers in Luther. Luther Public Schools posts its numbers every month in the Board of Education Agenda packet. Click here for the Monday, April 9 meeting. The first couple of pages include the agenda, followed by about 46 pages

Big Monday ahead on the Teacher Walk-Out Front

The students are not going to school. And Monday looks to be another momentous day in what will be the sixth day of a teacher walk out. While some Luther teachers are expected to be at the State Capitol again Monday, the school district’s support staff who have been working all along are meeting with

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