It is an incredible honor to lead the Oconomowoc Area School District.
Strong schools and healthy, vibrant communities are closely linked. As such, our quality schools are very much a product of our community. The OASD is regarded around the state as a high achieving district with progressive instructional practices and excellent faculty and staff. Oconomowoc schools enjoy a wealth of support from a community that values its schools. It is a community that is proud of its schools and its children, that has high expectations for academic growth and instructional improvement, is supportive of the arts and co-curricular activities, and has a strong desire to move to even higher levels in every area.
This past year was a busy one in the OASD. We implemented our strategic plan, approved by the school board in July, which charts our course over the next three years in the District. Last year the District increased the percentage of students in Kindergarten through 8th grade who met or exceeded their projected annual growth in Reading and Math on the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessment.
Oconomowoc High School once again administered their highest number of Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate(IB) exams, with a record number of 33 students recognized as AP Scholars for their performance. In addition to our growth in academic achievement, the District once
again was a regional leader in the arts at all levels, culminating with a record 16 Tommy Awards for the OHS production of "Singing in the Rain. "We also had our share of athletic success, winning the Wisconsin Little Ten All Sports Award for the fourth year in a row. All of this done with a continued focus on strong fiscal management and wise stewardship of the community’s resources.
It is our vision for the Oconomowoc Area School District to become an unrivaled learning community, seeking wisdom, honoring the past, and shaping the future. We look forward to continuing to work together during the 2015-16 school year to help make that vision a reality for our students and our community.