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Important information for 8th grade students and their parents

Remember to enroll your 8th grade student into the Oklahoma's Promise program!! Click on the link for more information on how your student can acquire money to help pay for college tuition!! Or, click here to take you directly to the on-line application!! Do it now!! laugh

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Educational Websites
Oklahoma State Department of Education

yes Parents/Guardians and students can access this site to check on grades and homework assignments. Usernames and passwords can be picked up at the middle school office.

Oklahoma's Promise

 The Oklahoma Legislature has set up a unique program for eighth-, ninth- and 10th-grade students (homeschool students must be age 13, 14 or 15) that will help pay for their college education if their parents' income from taxed and untaxed sources is $50,000 or less at the time the student applies for the program.* This program is Oklahoma's Promise.     

Gear Up

Antlers Public School is ecstatic to announce our 7th and 8th graders will be able to participate in such an extraordinary program.

The primary goal of GEAR UP is to ensure all students in Oklahoma are prepared to succeed in college. The GEAR UP program is built on two broad college access components: scholarship funding and early intervention initiatives ..

 

 

National Education Association

This site has information on current issues regarding education. Lots of information.

Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education

yesThis site, alone, will take you to most of the links already listed on this page. It has a vast amount of information you need concerning higher education. I encourage everyone to check it out!

START HERE!! This site is a definite MUST visit! Any information a person needs concerning academic planning, MIDDLE SCHOOL THROUGH COLLEGE, can be found here, as well as a thorough investigation into financial aid planning and career planning. Lots of information and helpful tips and strategies!!

Education is an investment in the future.

The College Board is driven by a single goal — to ensure that every student has the opportunity to prepare for, enroll in and graduate from college. 

Oklahoma Career Infomation System

The Oklahoma Career Information System (OKCIS) is an Internet-based delivery system for accurate, comprehensive, current, and relevant occupational, post-secondary school and financial aid information. OKCIS contains the latest national, Oklahoma and local labor market data and projections.

Oklahoma College Assistance Program

"The Oklahoma College Assistance Program (OCAP), formerly known as the Oklahoma Guaranteed Student Loan Program, provides college access, aid awareness, financial literacy and student loan management programs and services that benefit students, parents, schools, and community partners.

An operating division of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education founded by the State Legislature in 1965, we've served as Oklahoma's designated guarantor for the Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP) for nearly 50 years."

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Scholarships

"We will help you search, find, and apply for scholarships, grants, and financial aid that match you. Also, search for colleges and discover your best fit, then get recruited. Find scholarships and colleges offering you even more financial aid options." (Scholarships.com)

How to use work study, crowd funding, and other financial resources to pay for higher education. Also, an abundant amount of information on degrees, majors, colleges, and other resources can be found. Find out things such as what is the best online college for a specific major. Use this site to manage and personalize your needs and wants in planning for your higher education!!

This site has access to more than $11 billion in scholarships, and will match those scholarships to personally fit you and your needs. Also, with over 3000 college profiles listed and 600, 000 student reviews, this site will help narrow your college choices tremendously.

"The NROTC Program was established to develop midshipmen mentally, morally and physically and to imbue them with the highest ideals of duty, and loyalty, and with the core values of honor, courage and commitment in order to commission college graduates as naval officers who possess a basic professional background, are motivated toward careers in the naval service, and have a potential for future development in mind and character so as to assume the highest responsibilities of command, citizenship and government."

My Next Move

The O*NET Interest Profiler can help you find out what your interests are and how they relate to the world of work. You can find out what you like to do.

The O*NET Interest Profiler helps you decide what kinds of careers you might want to explore.

TeenCentral

Teencentral.net is a wonderful resource for both teens and parents. Teens can anonymously post questions or concerns about any topic: family, friends, romantic relationships, school, etc. They can get real answers from educated and experienced counselors and everything is confidential. Parents can also check out their own site: Parentcentral.net

This is a cool site younger middle school students can go to for suggestions and advice on friends, family, school, their bodies, emotions, and even money. It has videos of real students discussing varying topics, and it also has a question and answer forum for students to post anonymously. Plus, it has games students can play.

It's My Life: Middle School: Moving on Up!

This is an extension of PBSKids.org. This link takes new middle school students directly to information to help deter their fears of entering into middle school. It also has more information on many topics of interests for students of this age. It also has a link for students to ask questions anonymously.

Moving to Middle School

A great site for new middle school students! You will find tons of information and suggestions to help eliminate your fears about entering into middle school, along with other important topics students at this age is encountering! Check it out!!

March 2 Success to a free tool designed to help students in the following areas:

SAT/ACT Practice Tests and Flashcards - For High School Juniors and Seniors.

Test Preparation w/eLearning Curriculum; high school prep and state standardized test prep - For jr. high and high school students.

Understanding college admissions and financing - For high school students planning for college.

Bully Police USA

Bully Police USA is "a Watch-dog Organization - Advocating for Bullied Children and Reporting on State Anti Bullying Laws."  This link will take you directly to Oklahoma's School Bullying Prevention Act.  Or, click on the Bully Police USA link to navigate to it's home page.

Stop Bullying

StopBullying.gov provides information from various government agencies on how kids, teens, young adults, parents, educators and others in the community can prevent or stop bullying.

If you or someone you know is being bullied, get help. 

Kidpower

Kidpower is a non-profit leader in bullying prevention, child abuse prevention, stranger awareness, and personal safety for children, teens, and adults, including those with special needs. 

Stop Bullying Now!

The resources on this site will lead you through an exploration of adult and peer interventions that work to minimize peer mistreatment and to reduce the harm bullying can cause .

Stomp Out Bullying

A National Anti-Bullying and Cyberbullying Program For Kids and Teens

Reshaping Attitudes ... Changing Behaviors ... Ending Bullying

This site directs you to many, many links with information on bullying in schools to bullying in the workplace.  Loads of information and help!!

Connect Safely

"What you’ll find here is news, perspective and advice on safe, successful use of social media and technology for parents, kids & teens, educators and policymakers worldwide. ConnectSafely is a place for information and community that welcomes all participants in today’s very user-driven, networked world. We’re also advocates for youth rights and free speech in participatory media. For our thinking about all this, click here. Check out our new social media guides for parents and join us in celebrating Safer Internet Day 2014!"  (Connect Safely)

 

Cyberbullying is just as real and problematic as face to face bullying.  This site offers any information you need to know concerning cyberbullying such as background information, causes and effects, and prevention techniques.  Great site with lots of information!!

Created by and for teens, this website is a place for middle and high school students to find ways to address bullying, to take action, to be heard, and to own an important social cause.

Who Is Hosting This?

This link has lots of information about cyberbullying from what it is, types of bullying, the effects, to prevention tips for parents and kids.  The site, Who Is Hosting This, gives you acces to information for who is hosting a web, IP addresses, name servers, and more. It gives you insight into 475 hosting companies from thousands of web reveiws

The Cool Spot

The Young teen’s place for info on alcohol and resisting peer pressure.

Above the Influence

This is the official website of Above the Influence. This site and many of the Above the Influence ads that you see were originally created as a part of the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign, a program of the Office of National Drug Control Policy. Above the Influence has since transitioned away from federal oversight (as of March 2014), and is now a program of the non-profit Partnership for Drug-Free Kids. The campaign was, and continues to be inspired by what teens have told us about their lives, and how they deal with the influences that shape their decisions.

Natural High

Natural High is a drug abuse prevention organization that helps youth discover, amplify and pursue their natural high so that they have a reason to say no to an artifical high. 

A premier resource for educators across the country, Natural High is one of the best tools for Red Ribbon Week.

Homework Spot

Find homework help with any subject in any grade. It also has several links to reference materials and public libraries and has experts are on hand to help answer your questions.

SchoolFamily

Your go-to guide for school success.  Great tips for successful study practices and makes homework hassle-free.

Thinkfinity

This site has lots of interesting information and educational activities for parents and children as well as teacher lesson plans.

Discovery Education transforms classrooms, empowers teachers and captivates students by leading the way in providing high quality, dynamic, digital content to school districts large and small, rural and suburban and everything in between.  It  \  I

It also provides lots of information, help, and activities for parents and students to try at home!!

Math and Language Arts practice for all grades, K-12.

Web Math

Offers advice on ALL kinds of math problems. It even gives step-by-step methods for solving problems.

multiplication.com

Lots and lots of fun games and resources to practice and learn math.

Math Cats

A fun and catty* website with math lots activities and games.

On-line multiplication flash cards that can track your child's progress. The downside is that it is NOT free; however, you can go to the site to download a free app for your iPhone, iPad, etc. You can also download Smart Flash Cards for spelling.

Big Dog's Grammar: A Bare Bones Guide to English

This site leads you through the bare essentuals of grammar to sentence structure, and solving common writing problems, etc. There is also a short interactive self-test to check your understanding of the grammar points you just studied.

Mad Sci Network

MadSci Network represents a collective cranium of scientists providing answers to your questions. For good measure we provide a variety of oddities as well.

Science Spot

A cool science resource site for teachers as well as students.

Eye Witness to History

This is not your average history lesson!!  It is absolutely an amazing site with an abundant amount of historical information from ancient times to the present day.

Write to Learn

Students who use this site in their classes can access it here.

Elementary Schools

Needing information on a particular school? Public or private? In-state or Out-of-state? This site gives statistics on student enrollment, student/teacher ratio, personal reviews, contact information, etc.

High Schools

Needing information on a particular public or private high school?  This site covers almost any school in the 50 state and shows statistics in enrollment, student/teacher ratio, personal reviews, contact information, etc.