Five schools improve by at least one performance category over the 2015-16 report card 

OCONOMOWOC, WI – November 21, 2017.  The Oconomowoc Area School District schools made significant gains on the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction School Report Cards which were released to the public today. Five of OASD’s eight schools improved at least one rating category over the previous year.  Greenland Elementary, Ixonia Elementary, and Summit Elementary all earned five-star ratings of Significantly Exceeds Expectations.  Meadow View Elementary, Park Lawn Elementary, along with Nature Hill Intermediate and Silver Lake Intermediate all earned four-star Exceeds Expectations ratings.  The Oconomowoc High School had a Meets Expectations rating. The District earned an overall four-star Exceeds Expectations rating, with a slight increase in its overall score from last year. 

 

2016-17 Oconomowoc Area School District Report Cards Summary

 

2016-17 Accountability Score

Accountability Rating

Star Rating

District

78.6

Exceeds Expectations

★★★★

Greenland

85.0

Significantly Exceeds Expectations

★★★★★

Ixonia

83.8

Significantly Exceeds Expectations

★★★★★

Meadow View

73.9

Exceeds Expectations

★★★★

Park Lawn

78.4

Exceeds Expectations

★★★★

Summit

93.5

Significantly Exceeds Expectations

★★★★★

Nature Hill

76.2

Exceeds Expectations

★★★★

Silver Lake

76.2

Exceeds Expectations

★★★★

OHS

72.1

Meets Expectations

★★★

 

The District also continues to make strong gains in the area of student growth in English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics, where it scored 74.6 out of a possible 100 points, compared to the state average of 66 points.  Last year, OASD’s growth score was the highest among K-12 school districts in Waukesha County.

 “As a district, our focus on continuous improvement of academic performance over the last four years has been targeted at both student achievement and student growth, so we are happy to see these promising results,” stated Superintendent Dr. Roger Rindo. “While we are not complacent, our growth on the state report card, in comparison to how we were performing when we formally began our focused continuous improvement work four years ago, is something to celebrate and is a reflection of the incredible commitment from our teachers and building leaders.”

 

Wisconsin School Report Cards:  Overall Accountability Scores and Ratings for the Oconomowoc School District        

 

2013-14

2015-16

2016-17

District

72.6

Meets Expectations

★★★

78.4

Exceeds Expectations

★★★★

78.6

Exceeds Expectations

★★★★

Greenland

80.4

Exceeds Expectations

★★★★

83.0

Significantly Exceeds Expectations

★★★★★

85.0

Significantly Exceeds Expectations

★★★★★

Ixonia

72.9

Meets Expectations

★★★

71.5

Meets Expectations

★★★

83.8

Significantly Exceeds Expectations

★★★★★

Meadow View

67.7

Meets Expectations

★★★

71.4

Meets Expectations

★★★

73.9

Exceeds Expectations

★★★★

Park Lawn

77.7

Exceeds Expectations

★★★★

70.9

Meets Expectations

★★★

78.4

Exceeds Expectations

★★★★

Summit

66.1

Meets Expectations

★★★

81.2

Exceeds Expectations

★★★★

93.5

Significantly Exceeds Expectations

★★★★★

Nature Hill

76.0

Exceeds Expectations

★★★★

74.5

Exceeds Expectations

★★★★

76.2

Exceeds Expectations

★★★★

Silver Lake

69.0

Meets Expectations

★★★

70.1

Meets Expectations

★★★

76.2

Exceeds Expectations

★★★★

OHS

72.6

Meets Expectations

★★★

64.7

Meets Expectations

★★★

72.1

Meets Expectations

★★★

Data Source:  WI DPI SAFE, November 17, 2017, 6:30 a.m.  Overall Accountability is scored on a 0-100 scale.  School Report Cards were not issued for the 2014-15 school year.

School Board President Don Wiemer commented, “As a board, we have waited a long time to see this kind of improvement, and I am very proud of all of the hard work that is going on in our schools.  The School Board remains committed to supporting our continuous improvement efforts, and I don’t see this getting anything but better as time goes on.”

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All of the schools in the Oconomowoc Area School District are celebrating the holiday season with special concerts and programs.  Students from grades 5K - 12, will be performing, directed by our talented music staff.  Please join us for one of these wonderful shows.

 

 

>> Click here to download the full schedule

 

 

Enjoy a warm and safe place to run/walk this winter in the OHS Field House. The high school track will be open for all OASD residents age 18 and older beginning November 28, 2017.  

Track Hours and Information:

  • Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.

  • Please wear indoor running/walking shoes.  

  • This program will only be available when school is in session.  

  • Enter at door #24, which is the entrance between the Field House and the PDC, behind Oconomowoc High School. 

  • The light to the right of the door will be green when it's unlocked at 6:00a.m. 

  • Please wear indoor walking shoes. 

  • Walking in lanes 3 and 4 are recommended.

Winter Indoor Running/Walking at OHS Fieldhouse

Greenland Gathering Schedule

Introductory

Gathering

Community 

Gathering

10/9/2017 10/23/2017
11/6/2017 11/20/2017
12/4/2017 12/18/2017
1/8/2018 1/22/2018
2/5/2018

2/19/2018

Virtual meeting

3/5/2018 3/19/2018
4/9/2018 4/23/2018
5/7/2018 5/21/2018

Greenland Elementary held a celebration of construction completion September 15, 2017.  All of the Greenland students learned and sang a special song to thank the community, construction teams and staff for making Greenland an even better place to learn. 


 

Time to celebrate!

All five OASD elementary schools received Silver Level Recognition from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) for their ability to fully implement their behavioral work in Positive Behaviors Interventions & Supports (PBIS) at the universal school wide level for at least two years in a row and at a Tier 2, selected level/small group, for at least one year. This work lays a solid foundation for the future expansion and refinement of our culturally responsive multi-level system of support. This marks the third year in a row OASD has achieved DPI recognition at the elementary level.

Lisa Dawes, Director of Special Education/Student Services in the Oconomowoc Area School District stated, "Our schools are very proud of their work in PBIS and the difference it makes for students when staff teach behavioral expectations and recognize students for following those expectations.  As our schools implement PBIS at the small group and individual student levels (tier 2 and 3) we will be seeking DPI recognition beyond the Silver Level." 

For more information on our efforts, visit www.oasd.org.  To learn more about the Wisconsin Rtl Center’s Recognized School Program, visit www.wisconsinrticenter.org.

Congratulations to Greenland Elementary, Ixonia Elementary, Meadow Elementary, Park Lawn Elementary, and Summit Elementary!

PBIS Silver Level Award

Oconomowoc Public Education Foundation (OPEF) Grant Process


Grant proposals for the following school year are due to the OPEF Foundation on or before December 18, 2017.

Prior to submission to OPEF, all grant proposals must be signed by the appropriate school principal and reviewed by the OASD administration to ensure alignment with school district goals and curriculum.

The OPEF Grants Committee and the OPEF Board of Directors will evaluate all grant proposals on a competitive basis using the following criteria:

  1. A project demonstrates the potential of benefiting students in the school in which it will be conducted and/or the Oconomowoc Area School District as a whole.
     

  2. The proposed project is clearly presented with realistic and educationally sound objectives.
     

  3. The procedures to be followed are clearly described. The methods, necessary materials, resource personnel, tentative schedule and completion date are specified.
     

  4. An evaluation plan suitable to the nature of the project is defined.
     

  5. The budget request is reasonable and sufficiently detailed. NOTE: All items recorded under Budget Expenditures for the project that are not educationally related generally will not be considered for granting monies for the project.
     

  6. The proposed grant project has unique, creative, or innovative components, as opposed to repeating or duplicating programs already in progress. NOTE: The Oconomowoc Public Education Foundation Board of Directors will limit the funding of all grants to a maximum of two (2) consecutive terms for strong development and implementation. After the seed has been planted, the project must find alternative funding or be considered for acceptance into the curriculum activities for the Oconomowoc School District and/or school(s) involved in the project.
     

  7. A second year of funding cannot be assumed. If the applicant desires a project to be considered for a second year, the applicant must reapply for funding for that year.
     

  8. When receiving any publicity for your grant and/or on any written description of the project there will be a notice that this project was made possible through OPEF.
     

  9. All projects receiving an OPEF grant will submit a written evaluation and report to the Oconomowoc Public Education Foundation upon its completion.


 

The school board approved the 2017-18 District Calendar.

 

Click here to download PDF.

 

 

Rux Stadium Track and Field Access Open for Limited Public Use 

Key Fob Required-Apply at the Buildings & Grounds Office at Oconomowoc High School or Download Forms Below and Bring In. 
Questions? Call 262-560-2131. 

A refundable deposit of $10 (if paying by check make check payable to OASD/ if paying in cash please pay with exact amount) will be required for the key fob. The deposit will be refunded if the key fob is returned to the district in good condition. Forms and procedures are available to download below, or call Sue Collins in the Buildings & Grounds Department at 262-560-2131 to make an appointment to pick up the application. Buildings & Grounds offices are located at OHS, 641 E. Forest Street. Hours are 6:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:30-2:30 p.m. (hours are subject to change, please call ahead). 

Documents to print, fill out and bring with to the Buildings & Grounds Department:  (valid ID required.)

>FOB Agreement- Community Use- Fillable PDF 

>Requesting Use of Track

>Facility Use Agreement

>Facility Use- OHS Turf Rules

>Map to Buildings and Grounds at Oconomowoc High School
 



Hours: August 1- 31, 2016
Monday-Friday: 4:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. 
Weekends: 5:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 


School Year Hours: Beginning September 1, 2016
Monday-Friday: 4:30 a.m. – 7:00 a.m.        
Weekends (and Thanksgiving): 5:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.           

 

The following Saturdays the track hours will be modified due to varsity reserve football games:

September 10
Open from 5 a.m.- 8 a.m.
Closed from 8 a.m.- 2 p.m.- Due to reserve football game
Open from 2-4 p.m.

September 17
Open from 5- 8 a.m.
Closed from 8 a.m.- 2 p.m.- Due to reserve football game
Open from 2-4 p.m. 

 


>Download full press release

Oconomowoc community members can now walk or run on the new track and field at OHS Rux Stadium this summer. The school board approved community access at their December, 2015 meeting.  A secure gate access system has been installed, thanks to local donor Kathy Ruehlow. 

Individuals age 18 and up (with the exception of current OHS students) can fill out an application for a key fob, which will grant secure access to the OHS track and turf facilities during the community use hours.  These hours have been identified to limit conflicts with district and student use of the outdoor facilities for school events, camps, summer school, athletic events and co-curricular events. 

Questions? Call 262-560-2131.

 

 

 


 

2016-17 Open Enrollment Brochure (English)
2016-17 Open Enrollment Brochure (Spanish)- Coming Soon!
2016-17 Open Enrollment Brochure (Hmong)- Coming Soon!

Wisconsin's inter-district public school open enrollment program allows parents to apply for their children to attend school districts other than the one in which they live.

Frequently Asked Questions (a 32-page PDF document published by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. There is also an open enrollment brochure created by the Wisconsin DPI. 


Who May Participate?

Students in 5-year-old Kindergarten to grade 12 may apply to participate in open enrollment. Open enrollment for pre-kindergarten, 4-year-old kindergarten and early childhood education is limited. Parents should call their resident school districts to find out if their preschool-aged children qualify for open enrollment.


Open Enrollment Dates for 2016/17: February 1-April 29, 2016

Parents must submit online application forms to the non-resident district between midnight, February 1, 2016 and 4:00 p.m., April 29, 2016. Late applications are not accepted for any reason.

Click here to access the on-line application form

If you have any questions about open enrollment in the Oconomowoc Area School District, contact Lori at 262-560-2155.

On-line materials from the Wisconsin Department of Instruction are available on the Open Enrollment web page.

 

 

At Greenland Elementary, 4th graders are participating in a pilot project in a space that utilizes Universal Design for Learning Principles.

The pictures below show how students are able to work in small groups, larger groups, independently, or with a teacher. We’ll be adding more photos in the weeks ahead, so check back! 

Read more about the project here.

  • Tuesday - November 28, 2017
    Wednesday - November 29, 2017
  • Tuesday - December 5, 2017
    Wednesday - December 6, 2017
    Tuesday - December 12, 2017
Greenland Elementary School
440 Coolidge Street
Oconomowoc, WI 53066
262-560-8100
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