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New Mobile App for Local School Districts January 2012

New Mobile App for Local School Districts

For parents in Oklahoma City and Norman Public Schools, a free mobile app is improving communication between the school and parents, providing direct access to student grades, class schedules, school lunch menus and messages directly from individual schools and school districts.

What Do You Have: Cold, Flu or Allergies? January 2012

What Do You Have: Cold, Flu or Allergies?

How many times have you started getting the sniffles or feeling achy and wondered if you might have a cold, the flu or even an allergy? Although all three have similar symptoms, there are distinct differences between them.

Now More Than Ever, Classrooms Need Parents—Teacher Offers Tips for Being the Best Volunteer Ever January 2012

Now More Than Ever, Classrooms Need Parents—Teacher Offers Tips for Being the Best Volunteer Ever

As states continue to slash education budgets, schools respond by trying to squeeze even more out of their beleaguered teachers. What can we do? Project Appleseed, a non-profit public education advocate, is asking parents across the country to lend a hand in their child’s school.

Young Artists Invited to Submit Work for the 2012 Youth Impressions Art Show January 2012

Young Artists Invited to Submit Work for the 2012 Youth Impressions Art Show

Young artists statewide in 1st through 12th grades can submit works for the 2012 Youth Impressions Juried Art Show, presented by the Fine Arts Institute of Edmond. The show will run from January 14-27, and the deadline for entry forms is January 11th.

New Year’s Resolutions to Strengthen Your Family January 2012

New Year’s Resolutions to Strengthen Your Family

This time of year provides a great opportunity to ponder who and what is most important to us and to think about our goals and priorities.

Celebrate the New Year with First Day Hikes Across the State December 2011

Celebrate the New Year with First Day Hikes Across the State

Oklahoma State Parks will sponsor free, guided hikes in six state parks on New Year's Day as part of the America's State Parks First Day Hikes initiative.

Calling all citizen scientists to help conduct Wildlife Department’s Winter Bird Feeder Survey December 2011

Calling all citizen scientists to help conduct Wildlife Department’s Winter Bird Feeder Survey

The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation’s Winter Bird Feeder Survey starts Jan. 5 and gives wildlife enthusiasts and their families an exciting way to kick off the New Year.

AAA’s Top Ten Tips for Safe & Easy Holiday Road Trips December 2011

AAA’s Top Ten Tips for Safe & Easy Holiday Road Trips

AAA Oklahoma is predicting 787,500 Oklahomans will drive 50 miles or more from home over the 11-day holiday period, a jump of 3.2 percent over travel levels a year ago.

Chesapeake to Match Donations to Regional Food Bank December 2011

Chesapeake to Match Donations to Regional Food Bank

In light of the challenges facing Oklahomans in need, Chesapeake Energy Corporation has stepped up its involvement in the fight against hunger. Through January 31, Chesapeake will match donations to the Regional Food Bank - up to $1 million.

New Guidelines for Toddler Screen Time December 2011

New Guidelines for Toddler Screen Time

New findings issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) state that children under the age of 2 should have stricter media limits than previously defined.

 

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