Speaking my language: Tulsa Public Schools recently announced that 53 graduates of the 2021 class have achieved the District Biliteracy Seal, which is awarded to students fluent in two or more languages by the time they graduate from high school.
Since the district began offering the seal in 2019, students have demonstrated proficiency in 11 languages. Students in the class of 2021 were awarded seals in five languages: French, Hmong, Spanish, Zomi, and Chuukese, a Micronesian language.
Saved by the Bell: A spokesperson for TPS confirmed on Wednesday that the 2021-2022 district bell times are set.
Neighborhood elementary schools will be in session from 7:30 a.m. to 2:35 p.m. The three magnetic language-focused primary schools – Eisenhower International, Henry Zarrow International and Felicitas Mendez International School at Ralph J. Bunche – will be in session of 8: 30 a.m. to 3.35 p.m. while the district’s fourth magnetic elementary school, Mayo Demonstration, will start at 8 a.m. and end at 3:05 p.m.
Along with Memorial Middle School, TPS’s two junior high campuses, Nathan Hale and East Central, will begin classes at 9:15 am and end at 4:20 pm Monroe Demonstration Academy and Carver, Central, Webster, Edison and Rogers will start classes at 8:30 a.m. and end at 4:20 p.m. Thoreau Demonstration Academy will end classes at 4:20 p.m. daily, with regular classes starting at 9:15 a.m. on Mondays and Fridays and an extended day starting at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.