celia-clinton-studentsRotarians are needed to spend time with the students at Celia Clinton, and you don’t need to be a member of the Partners in Education Committee to participate.

If you’ve ever seen the joy and excitement on a child’s face when he or she learns something new, then you understand the heart of the Rotary Club of Tulsa’s Partners In Education program with Celia Clinton Elementary School. Since November 5, 1993, our members have mentored and tutored the school’s students, provided reading materials to the library and more. In fact, each week at Rotary, instead of a speaker gift, a book is donated to the Mike Chittom Memorial Media Center at Celia Clinton Elementary School. Over the years the club has donated close to a thousand books.


Rotary-sponsored Partners In Education Programs

Rotary-sponsored programs at Celia Clinton include:

  • Mentoring and tutoring to provide one-on-one support for students
  • Providing reading materials to the library and a personalized dictionary to each 3rd grader
  • Teaching Junior Achievement courses in the classrooms to help students understand about working to earn and save money
  • Re-enforcing responsible behavior and academic performance through quarterly parties and other incentives for achievers
  • Supporting the school’s family literacy outreach
  • Assisting teachers with classroom supplies
  • Fire Safety Day presentation by Firefighter Dayna Hilton and “Tango the Fire Safety Dog” to train students in fire safety, fire survival and personal safety skills See pictures >>
  • Welcome back to school watermelon party See pictures >>

The program involves about 30 Rotarians who regularly mentor individual students in reading and other subjects or who interact with a class.

 

How to Volunteer

Volunteers must agree to a background check by Tulsa Public Schools. If you are interested in volunteering please complete the following forms by clicking on the links below. Return the completed forms to Celia Clinton’s volunteer coordinator, Margaret Shelton, at sheltma@tulsaschools.org or phone 918-746-9338.

Partners in Education Galleries

04-03-2013 Celia Clinton Elem
04-11-2012 - Celia Clinton
11-17-2010 - Tanya Davis, Celia Clinton Elementary School
10-28-2009 - Celia Clinton Elementary
10-01-14 Celia Clinton

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As we get closer to Thanksgiving, we want to continue to show our gratitude to the Rotarians that inspire us. Today's "Be the Inspiration" is none other than James Vierheller, better known as "Mr. Ed."

Mr. Ed is called upon at weekly Rotary luncheons to "auction" items and raise funds for our foundation, and he always accepts his duty and gets top dollar. He is an inspiration to all for this ethical character, dedication, high standards, and willingness to help others. We are most fortunate to have Mr. Ed in our club, but we sure aren't the only ones. Just ask anyone in the City of Catoosa about his inherited "Iris Garden."

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We're very excited to host Special Agent in Charge of the Oklahoma City Field Office, Kathryn Peterson. Prior to joining the FBI in 1990, Ms. Peterson served as a U.S. Army intelligence analyst in occupied Berlin.

During her years in the FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation she has worked within the National Security Division, the Counter-terrorism Division, and Inspection Division at the FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Join us as we learn more about Ms. Peterson and her work with the FBI this Wednesday, Nov.14th at 11:30am when our doors open for lunch!
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Thank you to all of the veterans that have served this country!

Meet Past Rotary President Scott Petty. Scott served as with the U.S. Army as a helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War. During his years of service, he earned a Bronze Star, Air Medal and a Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry. By the time Scott finished his military, he held a captain rank.

Do you have a loved one that has enlisted and fought for our country? If so, share their story below!
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