18 Hartshorne freshman and sophomore GEAR UP students recently toured the Oklahoma Aquarium in Jenks, Oklahoma. GEAR UP students started the day with the Director of Education and Research Ann Money with a behind-the-scenes tour of the aquarium. She pointed out that while Oklahoma may be distant from the nearest ocean, our ecosystems are connected by the Arkansas River. She emphasized that when we care for our local environment, we care for the world’s environment. Money guided students through the small and large animal quarantine facilities where biologists care for animals before placing them on exhibit. The aquarium is home
Eastern Oklahoma State College GEAR UP recently purchased a variety of technology items for area GEAR UP schools to assist with the schools’ needs for virtual learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Each GEAR UP school indicated its immediate need to help conduct virtual education for students. GEAR UP spent over $194,650 on laptops, headsets, and Chromebooks. The technology was distributed to cohort schools based on the requested need. Eastern received a $17 million federal GEAR UP grant in 2017, and will serve more than 3,000 students in 39 area schools for seven years.
Twenty-six Hartshorne ninth and 10th grade Eastern Oklahoma State College GEAR UP students recently participated in a virtual tour of Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Okla. NSU University Representative Sara Ryals connected with the students via Zoom, a virtual meeting platform, and offered an overview of information, such as the college admissions process, the importance of ACT scores, financial aid and scholarship opportunities, and campus clubs and organizations. She also discussed some fun facts and superstitions about NSU, hoping to spark an interest in the students. She played a video of a walking tour of the campus, giving students the
Forty-five Hartshorne seventh grade GEAR UP recently toured the Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium. Membership Coordinator Madeline Butler began by dividing the students into two groups in an effort to ensure students a better learning environment. Planetarium Manager Bryan Kyle began his portion of the tour in the James E. Bertelsmeyer Planetarium. Students watched a movie, “Stars,” on a full-dome screen. Kyle discussed the night sky and educated students on the difference between the colors of the stars. The hottest stars appear blue, while the coldest stars appear red. In the past, students may have heard about twinkling
Fifty- two Hartshorne Public School 8th grade GEAR UP students recently traveled to Poteau to tour Carl Albert State College (CASC). CASC Viking Ambassador D’karre Lynch began the tour with students in Hemphill Hall where the Student Affairs Office is located. Lynch said the Student Affairs office can assist with anything fun on campus. Students saw the Enrollment Management office where staff assist with scheduling, transfers, and scholarships. Students were advised to visit the Office of Admissions for help with obtaining transcripts and graduation and the Financial Aid office for anything related to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
Seventh grade GEAR UP students from Hartshorne Public School recently traveled to Poteau to tour Carl Albert State College (CASC). The tour began at Hemphill Hall where Viking Ambassadors Gloria Evans and Sam Lininger advised students they could enroll, receive assistance with residency, request transcripts, and apply for graduation. ACT testing is offered to students in the Student Success Center. Students were shown Johnson Hall where they could receive assistance from Student Support Services including evaluation of monthly grade sheets. Evans and Lininger encouraged students to apply to the nursing program with a minimum score of 20 on the ACT,