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Old 09-27-2018, 09:45 AM   #26
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Default Re: Wayman Tisdale one of proposed new names for Tulsa elementary school

More Wayman-related news...

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The second annual Tulsa Soul Festival has arrived.

Hosted by Guthrie Green on Friday, Sept. 28, and Saturday, Sept. 29, the free music festival honors the late Wayman Tisdale, a former NBA player and accomplished jazz musician.

The Tulsa Soul Festival is a weekend of live soul and R&B funk, art, entertainment and soul-centric Southern cuisine. It will honor and pay tribute to the legacy of Tisdale by highlighting his foundation’s mission and impact in the Tulsa community.
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Old 11-29-2018, 09:54 AM   #27
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Thought you all would like an update on Tulsa Public Schools' Wayman Tisdale Fine Arts Academy...

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Teachers at Wayman Tisdale Fine Arts Academy greet students as they walk into the elementary school every morning. Some give fist-bumps. Others stick with high-fives.

Either way, the kids love it.

“I will tell you that if you’re in our halls, you’ll see students smiling,” Principal Elaine Buxton said. “They’re really understanding that they have people that love them and care about them.”

The warm welcome is just one of the many ways employees at Wayman Tisdale, 4132 W. Cameron St., are making students want to come to class.

After experiencing some of the worst attendance rates in the district, Buxton’s staff is making strides in combating a worrying trend that has had a deep impact on Tulsa Public Schools. Chronic absenteeism — referring to students who missed at least 10 percent of school days — continues to rise across the region.

Data shows Wayman Tisdale reported a daily attendance rate of 94.3 percent during the first quarter of the 2018-19 school year, compared to 92.9 percent during the same period last year. This year’s first-quarter chronic-absenteeism rate was 19.4 percent. Last year’s was 23.1 percent.

When Buxton heard the improved numbers, the principal let out an excited shout and began clapping.

“That means so much to me because it lets me know that what we are doing is working,” she said. “It’s a total team effort.”
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Old 01-11-2019, 08:39 AM   #28
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Recycling this thread to share some more Wayman Tisdale-related news...

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Sixteen will be inducted in Booker T. Washington’s inaugural “Hornets Ring of Honor” ceremony scheduled for Feb. 8 between games of a basketball doubleheader against Union at Nathan E. Harris Field House.

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The 12 former student-athletes inducted will include two Olympic gold-medal winners — Kenny Monday (wrestling) and Wayman Tisdale (basketball).

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Old 01-11-2019, 09:20 AM   #29
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thats awesome. BTW is a great place.
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Old 01-11-2019, 03:32 PM   #30
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Happy for Wayman, but the narrow context so many are willing to “judge” historical people/events by is puzzling. I especially enjoy how people will defend their views with statements like “most agree” or some such non-sense that has nothing to do with reality.

I would argue that I am incapable of properly judging such characters because everything I have ever experienced is so far removed from the world people like Columbus lived in. Then again, I wasn’t smart enough to realize deferring the kickoff in the Orange Bowl was the reason we lost, so I guess I’ll just let the “most agree” crowd continue to enlighten the rest of us.

I do believe having the school named after Mr. Tisdale will do the community more good than having it named after someone like Columbus, but it has nothing to do with the virtues (or perceived lack thereof) of Columbus and everything to do with the relatability of a fellow Oklahoman living a good life and achieving great things.
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