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Peary School News

carved polar bear from tree trunk in front of Peary elementary

Peary Elementary teachers share a video to celebrate the current 6th graders move to middle school.

Male student at Peary Elementary

Peary Elementary school is on the move. Tucked away inside a neighborhood on the city’s east side, the school has seen a dramatic increase in academics, attendance, and behavior. The staff and leadership of the school believe the main reason is the family atmosphere they strive to maintain in the building. “We’re the polar bear family,” explains Principal Tessa Cross. “We’re a family, it’s not ‘you’re the students, I’m the principal,’ we’re a family, I’m your momma bear and that’s seriously what we talk about. I’m momma bear.”


District News

Student working on a reading assignment

Students in distance learning have the flexibility to complete assignments and virtual classes on the schedule that best meets the needs of each family. While distance learning will include Zoom-based “live” classes, all Zoom lessons will be recorded for students to watch at a later time.

Tulsa Public Schools Announces 2020-2021 Teacher of the Year

This afternoon, Tulsa Public Schools announced the district’s 2020-2021 Teacher of the Year. Superintendent Deborah A. Gist surprised Monroe Demonstration Academy teacher Laura Grisham at her school to name her as the 2020-2021 Tulsa Public Schools Teacher of the Year.