Enrollment expo saturday, feb. 5, 2022
Tulsa Public Schools is hosting 3 enrollment expos to help you find the right school for your child. Each expo has a hub site with food, information, resources, and transportation to each school. We'll be hosting small group tours every 30 minutes so you and your child can learn more about our school and get to know our teachers and staff!
Our expo date is Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Our hub is the Education Service Center, 3027 S. New Haven Ave.
1132 N. Vandalia Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74115
Principal: Bradley Griffin
The mission of Owen Elementary is to provide a quality learning experience for every student. The goal is to provide students with the necessary skills to not only be successful in the classroom but also in the future. Owen Elementary strives to build a partnership with students and their families to ensure the educational success of every student.
At Owen, we focus on providing resources to help teachers build their instructional capacity to better serve students. We are proud to be an A+ school and have two nationally board-certified teachers on our team -- an incredibly rigorous and notable achievement. Our teachers collaborate frequently to share experiences and ideas that provide more opportunity for students to express themselves in the classroom. Students benefit from this culture by setting goals that keep them engaged throughout the year.
A supportive environment
Creating high-quality learning experiences means educating the whole child by meeting his or her social, emotional, and academic needs. Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions.
With strong social and emotional skills, our students will be able to set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.
I am an Owen Eagle.
There is nothing I cannot do.
I will make today the very best day of all,
For this day begins the rest of my life.
I will aid my teachers in every way possible,
To ensure that I fly in the right direction.
I realize that if I want to succeed,
I must not run with the wolves,
But soar with the eagles.
I believe the choices I make today affect what I will have,
And what I will do in the tomorrows of my life.
If it is to be, it is up to me.
(Sung to the tune of “Hey Look Us Over")
Hey Owen Eagles,
We're number one!
We work together, making learning fun.
We are respectful and always do our best.
Our parents are grand,
Our teachers all stand a step above the rest.
So, come on all you Eagles,
And soar to new heights,
Show us your courage,
And try with all your might.
We’re flying together whatever the weather
For soon, we’ll leave the nest,
Owen Eagles, We’re the best!
Robert Owen (1856-1947) was born in Lynchburg, Virginia. He was one of the first two U.S. senators from Oklahoma. He worked as a school teacher, lawyer, administrator, journalist, a federal Indian agent, and president of a community bank. Owen was known for his success as a lawyer. In 1906, Owen represented Eastern Cherokees and won the case seeking compensation against the U.S. Government for land the Cherokees had lost at the time of the Indian removals. Owen was also a leader in creating the Child Labor Act.
The highlight of his Senate career was his involvement with the Federal Reserve System. He co-sponsored the Federal Reserve Act of 1913 which created the Federal Reserve System. After his retirement from the Senate, Owen practiced law and undertook lobbying in Washington D.C. Owen also spent time promoting an international alphabet. It received a significant amount of media attention but was unsuccessful. An area near one of the Federal Reserve buildings in Washington, D.C. is known as Robert Latham Owen Park. Owen died in 1947.
Robert Owen was a strong leader and had a lasting impact on the community with his involvement in the Federal Reserve System. He was an educator and an advocate for children (i.e., Child Labor Act). He was also an advocate for the Cherokees in the case seeking compensation for land lost at the time of the Indian removals.
People would look up to Owen because of the life he led. He was a former school teacher and once ran for president. He helped create the Federal Reserve System, which is still in use today. One can find the words, “Federal Reserve” on any currency used in the U.S..
Robert Owen (1856-1947)
Bradley Griffin obtained his Master in Education from Northeastern State University and started his teaching career in 1997. He served 16 years as a third grade teacher and then as principal at Jones Elementary. Now, he moves into the position of interim principal at Owen.
His message to the Owen Families:
To The Student: Today you are creating your future. Use your gifts, talents, and best effort to take advantage of this opportunity to learn. This is your chance for life in America at its fullest.
To The Parent: Your child needs to be of strong character and well educated to function effectively in today’s society. He/she needs to have a deep respect for intelligence, achievement, learning, and for disciplined work. You have a right to expect the best for your child that can be given with the resources available. The personnel in the school accept that responsibility and ask that you actively participate in the education of your child. Nurture your child’s curiosity, creativity, and confidence. Encourage good study habits, monitor home study, and provide time and books for recreational reading. If you have a suggestion, concern, or problem about his/her progress in school, communicate with the teacher, counselor, or administrator.
This can be the best year your child has ever had in school. Let’s begin by regular, ongoing communication between home and school. If you wish to discuss your child’s grades, etc., please set up an appointment during the teacher’s planning period so they may talk freely. Please call the school office and leave a message, or you may email the teacher at any time.
After graduating from the University of Oklahoma, Trinity Price obtained her Master's in education from Touro University and started her teaching career in 2001. She taught for 13 years across elementary before becoming Dean of students at Nathan Hale High School. Trinity is excited to join Owen as Assistant Principal!