200 College Students Provide Extreme School Makeover

The Student Oklahoma Education Association (SOEA) in conjunction with the Oklahoma Education Association (OEA) will give John Adams Elementary School an "Extreme Makeover" Friday March 4th.

John Adams is an elementary school where 99 percent of the children receive free or reduced lunch. Nearly 200 future teachers from universities across the state will help revamp the Oklahoma City school.

SOEA's seventh annual "Outreach to Teach" project will kick-off with a school assembly featuring the Cat in the Hat this Friday at 9 a.m. and renovations will continue throughout the day.

Student members are expected to make improvements inside the building including painting murals as well as various landscaping projects outside the school.Not only will the improvements enhance the schools' outside beauty, but also improve student and teacher morale.

The school makeover project is part of an SOEA two-day convention held this Friday and Saturday in Oklahoma City and Edmond that also includes workshops on topics like closing achievement gaps, working with English language learners and classroom management.SOEA has 900 members representing 29 Oklahoma universities.

WHAT: Extreme school makeover

WHEN: Friday March 4th, 9:00 a.m.

WHERE: John Adams Elementary School, 3416 SW 37th Street, Oklahoma City


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