The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

20 August 2006

In the zone, maybe

The MAPS for Kids folks send out an eight-page newsletter every quarter to let us taxpaying types know what we're getting for our $650 million, and this time around, in addition to a feature on the new Martin Luther King Elementary (1201 NE 48th Street), there's a chart for figuring out the John Marshall/Centennial (formerly Eisenhower) breakdown, and it goes like this:

If you live in the NEW John Marshall attendance zone:
  • 6-9 grade students will attend the new John Marshall High School, 12201 N. Portland Avenue.
  • 10-12 grade students will remain at the original John Marshall High School facility, 9017 N. University Avenue.

If you live in the Oklahoma Centennial High School attendance zone:

  • 6-12 grade students will remain at the original John Marshall High School facility, 9017 N. University Avenue.

If you live in the Eisenhower Elementary attendance zone:

  • Students will attend school in the old Hoover Middle School facility (2401 NW 115th Terrace), which will become Stonegate Elementary School once it's renovated.

Got all that? Me either. I last discussed this matter here; since then, rather a lot of things have changed besides the Eisenhower name for the new high school. There was a map floating around that detailed the various attendance zones, but I haven't been able to find it online lately. (You can always call the district office at 405 587-0000, should you need one.)

I complained a couple of years ago about the proofreading in the newsletter, and it's not much improved. Sample from page 2 of the current edition:

In the next two years, the north section of Oklahoma City will have two new high schools to compliment the new Douglass High School and the new U. S. Grant High School.

"Hey, Douglass! Looking good!"

(In passing: Managing Editor of the newsletter is Drew Dugan, whom you may remember from such wonderful House campaigns as "Mexican Meth".)

Posted at 2:40 PM to City Scene