TULSA Public School students back in the classroom

Wednesday, August 15th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Oklahoma's largest school district went back to school Wednesday. There was plenty to be excited about.

News on Six’s Rick Wells visited several schools around Tulsa and says there was no place where the excitement was higher than at Owen Elementary School.

There were dignitaries, representatives from the city council, the school board, the district and of course lots of students, parents and teachers. It was a grand re-opening of Owen Elementary. There were speeches and a ribbon cutting. But the really important thing was, Wednesday was the first day of school for kids like Alyssa Smith. She's starting kindergarten. Her mother, Karla Smith, "We've been watching the changes. We live a couple blocks over, so we have been watching do everything. It's been really exciting for her to watch them."

Exciting for Alyssa, because the school district was fixing up her new school. Alyssa would have gone to Sequoyah. Opening Owen relieves some over-crowding there and at three other elementary schools in the district.