RedFork Main Street Vice President Phil Garland, principal of Webster High School, has won the 2008 MetLife Foundation Ambassadors In Education Award.
The national award honors Garland with a crystal apple and a $5,000 grant for his school.
According to a media release, “the national award program recognizes the most collaborative public school principals in 25 cities, including Tulsa.”
All middle- and high-school principals in the Tulsa Public School District were eligible for the award. Several of Garland’s colleagues and community members nominated him for the award last month.
“Mr. Garland has transformed our school and the community surrounding it,” Gary Percefull, president of the Tulsa Board of Education, said in a media release. “Mr. Garland has helped sustain a collaborative effort with Webster and the six feeder schools that it serves. His outreach efforts also include the neighborhood and business community. He exemplifies the characteristics of a leader in the school and within the community.”
According to the news release, the program honors exemplary school principals who build partnerships with community organizations, parents, and guardians; resolve conflicts and promote safety in the school and community; or promote civic engagement and community service.
Southwest Tulsans are making headlines this month in TulsaPeople magazine.
A collection of stories about Southwest Tulsa begins on page 58 and includes features on the area as a whole, as well as articles about several individuals, including resident and RedFork Main Street supporter Mike Massey; Executive Director Katy Davis; President Linda Jordan; Billy Ray’s manager Glenna Mize; Red Fork Art Gallery owner Mary Jo Luster; Red Fork Cleaners owners Sue and Richard Niles; and House Speaker Chris Benge.
An article about local nurseries begins on page 50 and includes a photo and information about Colebrook Nursery in Berryhill.
And on page 34, Webster High School Principal and RedFork Main Street Vice-President Phil Garland talks about Webster’s broadcasting, digital media and marketing program in an article about Tulsa’s magnet schools.
To read the articles online, follow this link, then click on the May 2008 issue. TulsaPeople is available at businesses and restaurants throughout Tulsa.
Webster High School students will take end-of-instruction tests beginning Wednesday. The test schedule, which also can be found on the school’s online calendar, is as follows:
Wednesday: English II (writing)
Thursday: English III (writing)
Friday: English II (multiple choice)
Monday, April 21: US History
Tuesday, April 22: Algebra I
Wednesday, April 23: Biology I
Thursday, April 24: English II (multiple choice); testing will take place in the computer lab during the morning and afternoon
Monday, April 28: Algebra II; testing will take place in the computer lab during the morning
Tuesday, April 29: Geometry; testing will take place in the computer lab during the morning and afternoon
Wednesday, April 30: Make-up writing test in the gym
Thursday, May 1: Make-up test in the computer lab
All tests will start in the morning and will be given in the gym unless otherwise noted.
The Daniel Webster High School baseball team has two away games on Wednesday, March 26, against Nathan Hale High School. The Warriors will take on the Rangers beginning at 4 p.m. Wednesday.
At 5 and 7 p.m. Thursday, March 27, the boys’ and girls’ soccer teams will play Cascia Hall at home.
For a complete schedule of athletic and academic activities at Webster, click here to view the school calendar.