The Norman Transcript


March 2, 2013

Education briefs



The “Extreme Makeover: Arts Education Edition” is designed to demonstrate how the arts can be integrated into K-12 core curriculum (math, science, English, history, technology). UCO College of Fine Arts and Design faculty and staff will lead five classes of up to 30 students each, in hands-on arts education workshops integrating visual art, music, theatre arts, design or dance into each of the workshops.

The winning school will choose five of their teachers to work with the UCO College of Fine Arts and Design to customize the arts education workshops for their classes. The workshops will be hosted during the week of March 11 and will culminate with a live collaborative performance for the chosen school and community members.

The “Extreme Makeover” is not a school or classroom physical makeover or renovation. Participation is free for any school chosen, any Oklahoma school is qualified.

NPS Sex Education

Parent meeting

Sexuality Education and HIV/AIDS Prevention Curriculum will be provided for secondary school students in the Norman Public Schools during the spring semester.

There will be a parent information night on Tuesday, March 5th, at 6:30 P.M. in the Media Center at Whittier Middle School (2000 W. Brooks).

Materials and videos will be available for you to review. If you have any questions, please contact Jeffrey Patterson at 447-6578.

Statewide student art contest

The Oklahoma City Zoo and Dr Pepper invite Oklahoma students in grades K-12 to participate in the ninth annual Dr Pepper Vending Machine Art Contest. Entries will be accepted February 18 through March 29, 2013.

Students participating in this year’s contest will have a chance to win one of two grand prizes of $500 in tuition courtesy of First Security Bank and Dr Pepper, and have their design placed on one of two Dr Pepper vending machines located on Zoo grounds. Submitted entries will be judged on creativity and relevance to the contest’s theme, “I spy, water wonders”!

Official entry forms are available online at All submitted entries become property of the Oklahoma City Zoo and must be postmarked by March 29, 2013. The winning designs will be unveiled at the Zoo on Sunday, April 21, at 2 p.m. during the Zoo’s Party for the Planet celebration.

— Transcript Staff

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