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Standardized Testing’s Contradictions

Standardized Testing's Contradictions
Students don't seem to like the ACT and SAT, but alternatives are limited in a test-centric culture.
May 9, 2019

If you need to graduate from high school, take a test first. If you need college credits, take a test and you might get some. If you want to know which Golden Girl you are, take a test for it. Between...

Keeping Younger Teens Separated by Grade

An addition to Bixby Middle School will be for seventh graders.
District administrator explains why seventh, eighth and ninth grades will have their own buildings.
April 8, 2019

With phase two of the Ninth Grade Center complete and construction of the expanded seventh/eighth center underway, Bixby students will spend three consecutive years insulated from other grade levels. Jamie...

Social Pressures Can Lead to Eating Disorders

Tori Kraus
March 27, 2019

Anxiety and depression are known issues with America’s youth, but many do not know that stress can also contribute to eating disorders. Ms. Tori Kraus, the nurse at Bixby High School, says a significant...

Working to Comply Disabilities Law

March 27, 2019

The Americans with Disabilities Act, passed in 1991, required changes in buildings, schools and how people treat those with disabilities. Bixby Public Schools have tried for many years to make its facilities...

Cyberbullying on the Rise

Cyberbullying on the Rise
The old stereotypes of bullying are giving way to those harassing and threatening people through social media.
December 18, 2018

Bullying at schools, in many people’s minds, involves physical harm, such as hitting, kicking or pushing someone, such as in the movies West Side Story, Back to the Future, The Outsiders and the Harry...

Bixby GSA: Fighting for Justice

The Bixby High GSA participates in the 2018 Homecoming parade.
'Oklahoma's views have improved, but there is still a ways to go.'
December 18, 2018

Across the nation, Gay Straight Alliances have provided support systems for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual and queer students since 1998, although Bixby High didn’t begin a GSA until April 2017. GSAs...

A Freshman’s Fitness Ordeal

A Freshman's Fitness Ordeal
May 23, 2018

Aiden Powell, assisted by Rosalia Carrillo and Braxton Banks, attempts to get fit.

Hazards of a Freshman

Hazards of a Freshman
May 2, 2018

Freshman journalism student Aiden Powell provides an entertaining look at the hazards a freshman faces.

No Pig in a Poke at Alt Center

Brassfield student Lora Redding cuddles Stewart Jefferson Brassfield.
The guinea pig at Brassfield Learning Center is more than just a pet for students.
March 14, 2018

Many may not know that Brassfield Learning Center has a guinea pig named … wait for it … Stewart Jefferson Brassfield. Teachers at Bixby’s alternative center had students suggest names and they...

Different States, Different Driving Ages

Different States, Different Driving Ages
Arkansas 14-year-olds can get hardship licenses. Oklahomans ... not so much.
November 1, 2017

If the Bixby Ninth Grade Center were 1,681 football fields east, then all freshmen Spartans could conceivably have hardship driver licenses or learner's permits because Oklahoma's permit age is age 15...

Students Create GSA at Bixby High

Members of the newly created Gay Straight Alliance celebrate at their first formal meeting. On the front row (left to right) are  Hanna Doudican, Anna Johns and Neil Woods; on the back row are Kylie Parker, Gabby Wagner, Savannah Price and Vaishvi Diwanji.
April 25, 2017

A new club about safety, support and education has become official at Bixby High School. Juniors Savannah Price, Anna Johns, Hanna Doudican and Kylie Parker are responsible for creating the Gay Straight...

The Door To Who Knows Where

The Door To Who Knows Where
April 21, 2017

Doors are structures that allow entrance from one place to another. They can be made of materials ranging from wood to steel, and are often used as metaphors relating to life and its challenges. Every...

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