Kingston students raise awareness
KINGSTON — Members of the Kingston National Honor Society are selling Kingston High School purple shirts for Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month in February. The effort kicks off Feb. 1 during a basketball game against Comanche. T-shirts are $10. Half of the proceeds will be donated to help local families affected by domestic violence. Orders will be taken through Tuesday to guarantee delivery for the Feb. 1 "Purple Game." To order, call (580) 564-2384 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
High school writing workshop set
MIDWEST CITY — Rose State College will host its annual high school writing workshop March 8. Topics range from creativity to sonnets to the skills of writing. Fiction and poetry writing contests will be included in the program this year. The deadline to enroll is Feb. 13 and enrollment is free. For more information or to enroll, go to www.rose.edu/write-of-spring.
Online high school enrollment open
Enrollment is open for Oklahoma Virtual High School for the 2013-14 school year. The full-time online school is open to students in grades six through 12. Applications are due by March 31. The school does not charge tuition and offers traditional classes, including Advanced Placement courses and electives. Certified teachers are available via phone, email and instant messaging around the clock five days a week. For more information or to apply, call (888) 425-7178 or go to www.oklahomavirtualhighschool.com.
Education Department staffer named
The state Education Department has named a new communications director. Sherry Fair has previously worked as the communications director for Oklahoma City Public Schools and as the MAPS for Kids campaign manager. She has also worked for City Arts Center and Preferred Management Corp. Fair will begin her new job at the end of the month. She replaces Damon Gardenhire, who resigned in October.