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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For Families with students in grades 5-8!  Family Night Out for STEM is a one-night celebration for math and science education recognizing a caregivers vital role in stimulating chiildren's imagination for all things Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

The hands on demonstrations and activities will help you encourage your child(ren) to consider a career in a STEM related field. 

Come join the fun and learn about STEM!  Space is limited.  Return the RSVP to the Nature Hill Intermediate school office by December 1, 2017.

This FREE event is sponsored by:  John Deere Horicon Works


Who is invited?  Community families with students in grades 5-8

When?  Thursday, December 14, 2017, from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Where?  Nature Hill Intermediate School, 850 Lake Drive, Oconomowoc

5:30 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.-          Arrival, social time, robotic demonstrations, and light refreshments
6:00 p.m.- 6:15 p.m.- Sponsor welcome and introductions
6:20 p.m.- 7:55 p.m.- 4 sessions of hands-on activities round robin style
8:00 p.m.- 8:10 p.m.- Closing and acknowlegements
8:15 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.- Surveys and farewell gift distribution

 

To attend, complete and return RSVP portion of form below to the Nature Hill Intermediate school office by December 1, 2017.  Note:  Space is limited so register soon!  

This FREE event is sponsored by:  John Deere Horicon Works

Family Night Out for STEM flyer and RSVP form [PDF link]

Family Night Out for STEM agenda.  [PDF link]


 John Deere Corporate Logo

 

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

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.


Parent Resource Panel

Once a quarter, the Addiction Resource Council, Inc. (ARC) brings together a panel of experts to answer questions about alcohol and other drug abuse (AODA).

The panel consists of representatives from law enforcement, public health, treatment providers, school counselors, experienced parents, Stop and THINK Instructors, and ARC’s Executive Director.  Come to listen, learn, and engage in conversation.  

The panels are FREE and OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY.

2017 Schedule
March 9th, 6-8 pm
June 8th, 6-8 pm
September 14th, 6-8 pm
December 14th, 6-8 pm

Location
Addiction Resource Council
741 N. Grand Ave., Suite 200
Waukesha, WI 53186

Call to Register
262-524-7921

 

Silver Lake Intermediate National Junior Honor Society students honored veterans at the Zablocki VA Medical Center the week of May 22, 2017. Students started their day by placing flags in Wood National Cemetery then performed a talent show for veterans at the medical center. They concluded the day with a tour of the National Soldiers Home Historic District. 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

 

OCONOMOWOC, WI – May 10, 2017.  The Oconomowoc Area School District announced today that Jill Marr has been selected as the new Principal at Silver Lake Intermediate School.  She will replace Ellyn Helberg who will be retiring at the end of June.

 

Jill comes to Silver Lake with nearly 20 years of experience as a classroom teacher at the 3rd and 4th grade level in OASD.  She has also served the District as Coordinator of Instructional Technology, and most recently Coordinator of Continuous Improvement and Innovation, a role that also included her work in instructional technology.

 

She is a graduate of UW Whitewater with a degree in Elementary Education. She earned a Master’s degree in Education from George Williams College of Aurora University, and attained her licensure in Administrative Leadership from Viterbo University.

 

Superintendent Dr. Roger Rindo stated, “We are thrilled to have Jill assuming the instructional leadership role at Silver Lake.  As principal, she will bring a very student-centered approach and I have every belief that her leadership will help take Silver Lake to even higher levels.”

 

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OCONOMOWOC, WI – March 24, 2017. The Oconomowoc Area School District is pleased to announce that Lynne Carlstein, choir teacher for grades 5-8 at Silver Lake Intermediate School, has been selected as a 2017 Herb Kohl Fellowship recipient. Mrs. Carlstein was chosen for this $3,000 grant because of her skill as a leader and agent for positive change in her classroom and school, and for her superior ability to inspire the love of learning.

Silver Lake Intermediate will also receive a $3,000 grant. Both Carlstein and Silver Lake will be recognized at a regional luncheon on Saturday, April 8 at Greendale High School, along with other recipients. The grant funds will be paid out this June.

Congratulations, Lynne from the Oconomowoc Area School District! Thank you for your dedication to our students.

 

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About the Kohl Teacher Fellowship Program

The Kohl Teacher Fellowship program recognizes and supports teaching excellence and innovation in the State of Wisconsin. Their goal is to support teachers in the pursuit of their unrealized goals for their classrooms or professional development. This year, the Foundation increased its awards to 100 Wisconsin teachers to $3,000, and each Kohl Fellowship recipient's school will receive a matching $3,000 grant. Recipients' professional accomplishments are celebrated at a recognition luncheon in the spring. The applications of the public school Kohl fellowship recipients will automatically be used as the applicants for the Wisconsin Teacher of the Year program.

 

PHOTO:  Lynne Carlstein, Silver Lake Intermediate Choir Teacher and 2017 Kohl Fellowship Grant Recipient

 

The OASD has made a commitment to encourage our students to experience different cultures and customs through service learning.

You can be a part of this commitment. Please consider donating to sponsor students’ involvement in service learning and help them find their voice, take action, and make an impact on vital global and local issues.


>>Click here to donate.


 

The school board approved the 2017-18 District Calendar.

 

Click here to download PDF.

 

 

Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year. Mrs. Helberg's Silver Lake Cyclone Connection Newsletter on the "Our School" page provides all the "nuts and bolts" information about our school. We look forward to a great year.
Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year.  Mrs. Helberg's Silver Lake Cyclone Connection Newsletter provides "nuts and bolts" information about our school.  We look forward to a great year.
Silver Lake has been recognized by the State of Wisconsin for our composting project. "Thinking outside the bin" highlights our project: http://dnr.wi.gov/wnrmag/2016/08/Bin.PDF.
Silver Lake has been recognized by the State of Wisconsin for our composting project.  "Thinking outside the bin" highlights our project.

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.

 

 

 


The monthly Student Assistance Program newsletter is sponsored by Rosecrance, our partner in delivering SAP groups in the OASD.

Updated information on drug trends, pertinent facts about the physical, mental and emotional effects drugs can have on adolescent development,  as well as parental information regarding tips and strategies on how to talk to your teen about
these critical issues can all be found in these monthly newsletters.

 

Please find links to the monthly newsletter below: 

September 2017

August 2017

June 2017

May 2017

April 2017

March 2017

February 2017

January 2017

December 2016

November 2016

October 2016

September 2016

April 2016

March 2016

February 2016

January 2016

November 2015

 

Silver Lake Intermediate
555 Oconomowoc Parkway
Oconomowoc, WI 53066
262-560-4300
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