Homecoming Spirit Week Themes
Each school in the OASD has planned theme days for Homecoming spirit week. Here is the list of themes by school:
2017 OHS Homecoming Dance
Saturday, September 30, 2017
8 p.m.- 11 p.m.
OHS Upper Gym
Tickets are now on sale on the OHS FEES web store for $10. Students may also purchase tickets at the door for $20.
Note: If an OHS student wants to bring a high school guest from another school, the OHS student must complete a guest form. This form can be found in the main office.
2017 OHS Homecoming Week and Parade Information
Plans for the 2017 Homecoming Parade are underway and this year's theme is "Shoot for the Stars". The date for the Homecoming Parade and game this year is Friday, September 29. The parade is scheduled to begin at 5:15 p.m., with football game kick off at 7 p.m. at the OHS athletic fields.
Oconomowoc High School would like to invite you to participate in this year's parade. Please review the attached packet for more information.
We need 25 staff volunteers to help monitor streets/intersections during the Homecoming parade. Please contact Beth Loppnow if interested.
Buy a FAST PASS Ticket Online for all Football Games
Get a FAST PASS to the game and skip the lines at the ticket booth! The district anticipates a large attendance at the Homecoming game. Using FAST PASS will help alleviate long ticket lines.
Purchase Varsity Football Tickets in Advance. Use this QR code to purchase on your phone.
Go to www.oconomowocfastpass.com
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."
Congratulations to Greenland Elementary, Ixonia Elementary, Meadow Elementary, Park Lawn Elementary, and Summit Elementary!
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:
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.
The proposed project is clearly presented with realistic and educationally sound objectives.
The procedures to be followed are clearly described. The methods, necessary materials, resource personnel, tentative schedule and completion date are specified.
An evaluation plan suitable to the nature of the project is defined.
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.
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.
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.
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.
All projects receiving an OPEF grant will submit a written evaluation and report to the Oconomowoc Public Education Foundation upon its completion.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OCONOMOWOC, WI – May 11, 2017. The Ixonia Elementary School will hold a ground breaking ceremony on Friday, May 19 to celebrate the kickoff of their school construction project as a part of the successful November, 2016 referendum. OASD staff, parents and community members are all welcome to join in the festivities, acknowledgements and student participation.
Ixonia Elementary School Principal Stacy Yearling commented, “Ixonia's visionary team has spent a great deal of time over the past 6 months creating a school design that honors the history and pride of this community, while offering our students' learning spaces that will enhance their experiences and launch us into the future. Please join us as we officially begin seeing those dreams come to life.”
You Are Invited to a Special Ground Breaking Event!
Friday, May 19, 2017
Ixonia Elementary School
N8425 North Street, Ixonia 53036
NO RSVP required.
While construction on the Ixonia Elementary School project will begin as soon as school is out in June 2017, excavating of the property will begin immediately following the ground breaking on May 19. An estimated project completion date has been set for August 2018.
Details of this school construction project include:
- Relocate three classrooms from basement to main level
- Renovation of existing classroom spaces
- Replace heating, ventilation and mechanical systems
- Replace portions of roof
- Build visible and secure main entrance
- Build a dedicated cafeteria
- Add cooling system
- Estimated cost $8,172,000
VISIT www.oasd.org and click on Building Our Future Project Updates.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oconomowoc, WI – May 5, 2017. The Oconomowoc Area School District is pleased to announce four grant awards to classroom projects around the district, thanks to the generosity of the Imagine a Day Foundation. Approximately $9,000 was awarded to elementary and intermediate classrooms and projects.
The Imagine A Day Foundation was created in memory of Courtney Bella, by her father, Brad Bella. At age 10, Courtney was tragically killed in an automobile accident by an intoxicated driver in April of 2008. The name of the foundation was inspired by a poem Courtney wrote just weeks before her death.
The grants are as follows:
Park Lawn and Ixonia Elementary Schools - Amy Ciesielski and Stacy Yearling
$1,695 for a shared Ukulele Music Curriculum Program
Summit Elementary – Jill LaGrange
$3,995 for iPad Art Technology (10 iPads and associated applications)
Summit Elementary - Brian Stuckey
$2,000 for the Annual Lapham Peak Field Trip for Music, Art and Writing in Nature
Park Lawn Elementary - Jennifer Jones
$1,535 for Art Room and Performance Technology
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