Friday, May 26, 2017

Brian Blackmon resigns to take Auburn job

By D. Mark Mitchell Opelika Observer After a coaching career that has spanned two decades, head coach Brian Blackmon has resigned as the Opelika High School...

Opelika City Board of Education recognizes teachers of the year

By Donna Williamson Opelika Observer Members of the Opelika City Board of Education recognized the teachers of the year and presented each one with a silver platter...

Board of Education receives test data update

By Donna Williamson Opelika Observer Jean Miller, assistant superintendent of curriculum, presented the ASPIRE test data at the December meeting of the Opelika City Schools’ Board of...

SUSCC launches online Workkeys program

Special to the Opelika Observer The Southern Union State Community College Adult Education Department recently launched a 4-week, On-line Workkeys Course designed to prepare individuals to...

Board of Education approves new federal fund policies

By Donna Williamson Opelika Observer The Opelika City Schools’ Board of Education approved five new policies in reference to federal funds at its October meeting. These policies...

A vested future

OMS student wins YEA with hunting vest By Morgan Bryce Opelika Observer Opelika’s Hunter Weston may seem like a typical eighth grader. He enjoys baseball, hunting and...

Fifth grade students travel to nation’s capitol

By Morgan Bryce Opelika Observer Fifth-grade students from Opelika City schools recently returned from a week-long field trip to Washington, D.C. that was full of learning...

OCS Board of Education honors retirees

By Donna Williamson Opelika Observer The Opelika City Board of Education honored its retirees at a tea last Tuesday afternoon at Jeter Primary School. Dr. Mark Neighbors,...

Excellence in education

Opelika High School boasts highest graduation rates in Lee County By Anna-Claire Terry Staff Reporter As the 2015-2016 school year comes to a close, Opelika High School...

Making a splash

OHS sophomore finds success in diving competitions By Morgan Bryce Opelika Observer Coming off a top-10 finish at the USA Diving Championships in Tallahassee, Fla., earlier this...