Thirty-two Frink-Chambers eighth grade GEAR UP students recently toured Southeastern Oklahoma State University (SOSU) in Durant. Students began the day at the Glen D. Johnson Student Union where they were greeted by Admissions Counselor and High School Recruiter Kourtney Kaufman and Transfer Student Recruiter Charles Jackson. Students separated into two groups to tour the student union and other buildings on campus with Kaufman and Jackson each leading a group. Located in the student union, students visited the Student Health Services and Counseling Center, cafeteria, and wellness center. The Glen D. Johnson Student Union serves as the hub of student activities.
Twenty-seven Frink-Chambers seventh grade GEAR UP students recently toured Southeastern Oklahoma State University (SOSU) in Durant. Students began the day at the Glen D. Johnson Student Union where they were greeted by Director of Admissions and Recruitment Jeremy Rowland, Admissions Counselor and High School Recruiter Sarah Hughes, and Transfer Student Recruiter Charles Jackson. Students were asked which careers they wanted to pursue, and then Rowland discussed the paths students could take through high school to get to college. Hughes and Jackson then presented students with an overview of SOSU, which included a discussion on the top five majors SOSU offers:
Frink-Chambers 7th grade GEAR UP students tour the Eufaula Dam Operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Twenty-eight Frink-Chambers seventh grade GEAR UP students recently toured the Eufaula Dam operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers near Porum. Construction of the Eufaula Dam began in December 1956 to provide flood control, water supply, hydroelectric power, and navigation to the area. The project was completed in February 1964 and began full flood control. Five months later, power was generated. Students began the tour by breaking into three small groups led by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employees: Johnny Bray, plant manager; Anthony Condi, electrician; Tim Edwards, electrician; Garrett Mason, mechanic; and Rob Moores, mechanic. The groups visited
Frink-Chambers 8th Grade GEAR UP Students Participates in the People Inc. You and Family Services Ropes Course
Thirty-four Frink-Chambers eighth grade GEAR UP students recently participated in the People Inc. Youth and Family Services Ropes Course in Sallisaw, Oklahoma. The ropes course is a component of the People Inc. Youth and Family Services, which provides youth participants the opportunity to complete a variety of activities that contain mental, physical, and emotional challenges in a safe setting. The ropes course helps participants discover their personal courage and strengths, enhance self- confidence and esteem, build trust, and learn decision-making and problem-solving skills while experiencing a new and fun adventure with their peers. Students began the day by breaking into
Professional Development Coordinator John Spiegel and Assistant to the Professional Development Coordinator Kathy Ramsey spent several days recently in area schools providing training to their teachers. Topics included Motivational Classroom Management and Poverty in Education (Ruby Payne.) John and Kathy are available throughout the year to provide teacher in-service and training on a broad selection of topics. Frink-Chambers Counselor Donna Curry participates in an exercise during the Motivational Classroom Management workshop presented by GEAR UP Professional Development Coordinator John Spiegel. The workshop was provided by Eastern Oklahoma State College’s GEAR UP grant. The Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate
Thirty-six Frink-Chambers sixth grade GEAR UP students recently visited the Oklahoma Aquarium in Jenks. Students were divided into two groups for the day. The first group started the day on the “Behind the Scenes” tour in the small animal holding facility led by Julia Gibson, Oklahoma Aquarium Education Specialist, while the other group toured the aquarium exhibits. After the first tour, the second group experienced the “Behind the Scenes” tour, while the first group toured the exhibits. “The small animal holding facility is important for several reasons,” said Gibson. “The facilities equalize chemistries of water for animals transported in to