The Angel Fund provides OASD families facing hardship, with financial support to cover temporary shortfalls in student meal accounts. If you're looking for a charitable opportunity this holiday season, consider making a donation to a specific school's Angel Fund, or the district-wide Angel Fund. Donations can be made any time throughout District Webstore. Click here to learn more or make a donation.
The Oconomowoc Winter Farmers Market is back at the Oconomowoc High School cafeteria! The Winter Farmers Market will be held on Sunday's beginning November 4 until March 31 from 9:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. Guests can enjoy kids activities, music, food, special demos and shop with dozens of local vendors.
Oconomowoc High School students and clubs will also offer special events throughout the Market:
- December 9 – Winter Wonderland Kids Festival – hosted by the OHS National Honor Society
- there will be games, crafts, and a bake sale with proceeds benefiting an OHS student recently diagnosed with Leukemia.
- January 13 – Pancake Breakfast, School Tours & More – hosted by the OHS Student Council
- February 17 – Pancake Breakfast, Robotics Demonstrations, School Tours & More – hosted by the OHS Robotics Club
- March 17 – Pancake Breakfast, Student Film Presentation, School Tours & More – hosted by Lake Country Film Festival
- Angelic Bakehouse
- Barb's Creative Jewelry
- Brightonwoods Orchard, Inc.
- CD Works
- Country Chemist
- Creative Touch
- Cuban with a Twist
- Fave Macaroons
- Fer-li Meats
- Hemken Honey
- LaBelleCheese (Koepke Farms)
- Loppnow Farms
- Lost Art Fiber & Textile Studio
- Matthew's Family Farm
- Max & Lindy's
- Nature's Colors
- Oberweis Dairy
- Owlsway Simple LLC
- Pedro's Authentic Mexican Cuisine
- Pink Teepee Farms, LLC
- Rick's Kettle Corn
- Sassy Sweets
- Silver Creek Alpaca
- Swiss Frau Farm, LLC
- Tricia's Bake Shop
- Tricilo Peru
- T's Cup & Cream
- Tudo Sabor Brasil
- Wisconsin Soup Company
WE NEED YOU! FOOD SERVICE IS HIRING!
Are you looking for a job that works around your kid's school schedule? Do you want to have nights, weekends, holidays & summers off? Sodexo Food Service is looking for a hard working individual to become a part of the Oconomowoc Area School District Foodservice Team at OHS. We are currently looking to fill 1 P/T position in food service as a Food Service Worker at OHS. Shifts for this position are M-F 8:30am-1pm, no nights, holidays or weekends, great pay. This position is Unemployment Eligible for all time off during school closures and breaks, including summer. Must be friendly and enjoy serving kids of all ages and be available to work over the lunch periods.
To Apply for the Food Service Worker at OHS please visit: http://sodexo.balancetrak.com/201819631
If you have questions regarding the positions, please contact:
Director of Food & Nutrition Services
Sodexo will require a background check
Greenland Elementary School continued our Oconomowoc Area School District (OASD) School Board Showcase theme on December 11, by presenting, "Every Student Has a Story: Greenland Elementary Fourth Grade."
Greenland Fourth Grade Teachers Michelle Ware, Jennifer Edwards, and Cathy Seidenglanz, began the presentation by saying, "We started thinking about the students in our classrooms and their stories and couldn't come up with just one story to tell. It's hard to tell you about our fourth grade community without telling all of our students' stories. We work on creating a community in our classrooms and using that community to ensure that every child is successful. We teach students that we all have strengths and obstacles. We rely on our community to ensure that we are all successful."
All 64 fourth grade students shared their story by video, saying things like, "I am the student who needs a quiet work space," or "I am the student who needs help but struggles to ask for it," and "I am the student who communicates with an iPad."
Two Greenland Elementary students also shared their stories in-person at the School Board meeting. Fourth grader, Elias Mandigo described his experience as a new student at Greenland and talked about the warm welcome he received from staff and students, making his transition easier. Chyanne Fox added her story as a student who excels in math and appreciates her math extension time, where she can use online tools to try new and more challenging math problems.
Greenland Elementary Principal, Shannon McCaffery then introduced several Greenland parents by saying, "just like we have 64 fourth grade stories, there are also parent stories to tell." Stephanie Seefeldt described her experience relocating her family to Oconomowoc in 2016 and sending her, then second grader, to Greenland. "What has set Greenland apart for me is what takes place almost every day before and after school. When we pulled up for the first day of second grade, Mrs. McCaffery greeted each and every car, opening the car door to welcome the kids. What this actually does is create a culture of compassion and warmth when our kids arrive and head home." She concluded by saying, "I am the parent who on June seventh, after 16 years of elementary school, will be crying in the car line."
Andy Brezski added, "We open enroll to Oconomowoc Area School District. We chose Greenland and have always been glad we did. The staff and administration really care about each student and their well-being. We've always felt like part of a team, working to support the kids."
Cathy Seidenglanz concluded the presentation by saying, "We really believe that the future of the world is in our classroom each day. That's why every student story; their present story, their past story, their future story; is our mission."
Greenland Elementary, OASD School Board Presentation
Back, left to right: Shannon McCaffery, Greenland Elementary Principal, Stephanie Seefeldt, Greenland Elementary Parent, Andy Brezski, Greenland Elementary Parent, Cathy Seidenglanz, 4th Grade Teacher, Sara Pyka, 4th Grade Teacher, Michelle Ware, 4th Grade Teacher, and Jennifer Edwards, 4th Grade Teacher
Front, left to right: Greenland 4th Grade Students: Bennett Brzeski, Elias Mandigo, Chynne Fox, and Ezra Seefeldt
OCONOMOWOC HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL CAMP
Boys Baseball Camp for Grades 1-8
January 19, 26 & February 2, 2019
Sign up today for the 2019 Raccoon Baseball Camp. Our Camp is led by OHS Varsity Baseball Coach, Arno Kirchenwitz, along with the OHS Baseball Coaching Staff, current OHS players, and alumni.
Features of our camp:
- Instruction in hitting, pitching, and fielding
- Groups split by grade level, into 8-10 campers per coach
- Individual attention and progressing with new drills each session
2:00-4:00 p.m. for grades 1-4
4:00-6:00 p.m. for grades 5-8
Location: inside the OHS Gale Douglas Fieldhouse
Equipment: Campers should wear tennis shoes and bring a glove, bat, and helmet.
Registration Deadline: January 16, 2019
This year's theme for our Oconomowoc Area School District (OASD) School Board presentations is Every Student Has a Story. The teachers and staff at Park Lawn Elementary School work hard every day to understand each student's story, but also know how important it is to understand each family's story too.
At the November 13, 2018, OASD School Board meeting, Park Lawn Elementary Principal Jennifer Jones was joined by the LePage family and Park Lawn staff members, Laura Schleicher, Taryn Trost, Samantha Speich, and Becky Scheltz. The group came together to share their story of academic variability within a family and how that mirrors the academic variability that our teachers strive to address each day. Mrs. Jones introduced the LePage family and shared the strengths of each student – Sam, who is in sixth grade and is gifted in math; Sophia, who is in first grade and talented in art and creative expression; and Gabe, who is gifted in reading and is a child with autism.
Kindergarten teacher, Taryn Trost, and Learning Strategist, Samantha Speich, shared some of the tools they use to ensure the curriculum is meeting the needs of all the students in their classroom. They specifically shared some of the tools and approaches they created to ensure Gabe's academic needs are met.
The team emphasized the crucial role of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in their efforts to proactively plan and tackle barriers for learners, instead of waiting for a learning barrier to occur. Principal Jones said, "Thank goodness we have the kind of common planning time that our teachers have, that we have professional development opportunities where our teachers can collaborate and learn and grow together, so that they can learn about the students and plan the necessary action steps that they need, so they can meet that variability academically."
4K Teacher, Laura Schleicher, talked about teaching Sophia and Gabe and the changes she needed to make in her approach. She also worked closely with Samantha Speich to design the right curriculum for both students, adding, "We also planned a lot. Things that worked, things that we needed to fix, we talked on a daily basis and constantly were collaborating."
Mrs. Jones concluded the presentation by saying, "It's nearly impossible to predict the combination of strengths and weaknesses any student will possess. The flexibility of presentation, materials, and the physical environment allow for a wider range of access for all students."
Left to right: Park Lawn Learning Strategist, Samantha Speich, 4K Teacher, Laura Schleicher, Paraprofessional Becky Scheltz, 5K Teacher, Taryn Trost, Gabe L., Principal, Jennifer Jones, Sara L., Sam L., and Sophia L.
Back to the Oconomowoc Wrestling Mat - Youth Wrestling Program
OHS Athletics is offering a Youth Wrestling Program for kids in Kindergarten through Eighth Grade.
December 3, 2018 - March 27, 2019
- 6:30-7:30 p.m., every Monday and Wednesday
- Tournaments will be held on Saturdays and/or Sundays, specific dates/times are not confirmed yet
- Wrestling fee is $100, plus an additional $40 for a USA Wrestling membership card
- Will be held on Monday, November 19, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
- In the Wrestling Room at Oconomowoc High School
- Meet Coach Woods
Head Coach: Ryan Woods
Coaching Experience - Kenosha Wrestling Club, UW-Parkside Wrestling, UW-Whitewater Wrestling, Askren Wrestling Academy.
Dear Greenland Families,
Current and former Greenland students have been fortunate to observe civics lessons in person. Greenland has been an election polling site for many years. This year, we anticipate a high turnout at the polls, and we are taking some extra steps to minimize disruption to the school day and keep students safe.
Here is the safety plan we have developed for Election Day on Tuesday, November 6.
Pick Up and Drop Off Procedures and Parking:
Lunch and Recess:
Building Access (what doors will be open/locked):
Voting Entrance and Voting Area:
Other Safety Measures
Thank you for your patience as we work through this busy day at Greenland. Together, we can minimize the potential for delays and stress during the school day.
Greenland Elementary School Principal
Over the next few weeks, all OASD schools will participate in safety drills following the ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) safety protocol. This training encourages staff and students to respond to an unsafe person based on the situation, rather than rely on centralized instructions in dynamic times of crisis.
The purpose of these safety drills is to provide students and staff the opportunity to practice making a well-informed decision if an unsafe and unexpected situation were to happen at school. Before these drills are held, teachers will hold age-appropriate discussions on:
- what will take place during the training
- how to calmly complete the exercise
- what materials students may need to have with them
- the expectations for remaining orderly throughout the drill
Parents will receive additional information, including specific dates and times, via email prior to and during these drills. Any school-specific information will also be shared in these emails. Please contact your school front office with any questions about these safety drills.
Thank you for your support of safety education in the Oconomowoc Area School District.
Oconomowoc Public Education Foundation (OPEF) 2019-2020 Grant Proposals Accepted Now
Grant proposals for the next school year are due on or before December 19, 2018. OPEF has planned a Grant Writing and Q&A Workshop for October 19, 2018 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at the OHS Library. This workshop is open to all Oconomowoc Area School District (OASD) staff. Be sure to sign up for the upcoming workshop.
Please use the application document for grant submissions [PDF]. Please contact Keara Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Homecoming 2018: September 30-October 6, 2018
Homecoming Week Festivities
Sunday, September 30, 2018
- Window Painting @ 10:00 a.m. - Meet in front of Roots Coffee Shop
- OHS Main Campus & East Campus Dedication Celebration & Open House @ 1:00 p.m. - OHS East Campus
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
- OHS Varsity Soccer @ 6:30 p.m. - OHS Soccer Stadium
- OHS Varsity Volleyball @ 7:00 p.m. - OHS Fieldhouse
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
- Powder Puff Football Game @ 7:00 p.m. - OHS Rux Stadium
Thursday, October 4, 2018
- Swim Meet @ 6:00 p.m. - YMCA at Pabst Farms
Friday, October 5, 2018
- Homecoming Parade Lineup @ 4:00 p.m. - Oakwood Avenue, see attached map
- Homecoming Parade Starts @ 5:15 p.m., see attached parade route map
- Homecoming Football Game @ 7:00 p.m. - OHS Rux Stadium
Saturday, October 6, 2018
- Homecoming Dance @ 8:00-11:00 p.m. - OHS Upper Gym
2018 Homecoming Court
- Back Row- Left to Right: Cole Ninmann, Ben Rawson, PJ Nelson, Jacob Hogan, Michael Kluz, & Luke Petersen
- Middle Row- Left to Right: Ethan Cash, Katie Jorgensen, & Emily Osborn
- Front Row- Left to Right: Dani Rabay, Madison Begos, Chela Quinones, Ryan Odeja, Sierra Boettcher, & Abby Westburg
- Not Pictured: Malik Staude
Spirit Week Themes at OHS
Monday, October 1: Tie Dye
Tuesday, October 2: Hawaiian Day
Wednesday, October 3: Vine/Meme Day
Thursday, October 4: Throwback to Third Grade Day
Friday, October 5: School Spirit Day
Homecoming Parade Participation
Homecoming application forms are available through this link. Forms are due to the OHS Athletic Office by Friday, September 26, 2018. Please email completed forms to Beth Loppnow at LoppnowB@oasd.org.
Parade Safety Guidelines:
- Due to overhead electric wires, floats may not exceed 16' in height.
- NEW - PROVIDE 2 ADULTS to walk along parade route with float. Direct spectators back to the edge of the road. Candy can be handed out along the sidewalks.
- All City, County & State ordinances must be followed during the event. Any participant who violates city, county or state ordinances or creates a public safety hazard will be referred to the appropriate authorities.
- All parade vehicles/floats must be structurally sound and safely designed. The main platform must have no holes or hollow areas where someone could fall through. All standing persons must have something on which to hold (i.e. a railing, pole, handle, etc.) or they must be seated at all times.
- Two people need to be in the pulling vehicle with one being a full time spotter for the driver.
- No vehicle in the parade shall stop in route to load or unload passengers.
- No one will be permitted to ride on the roof or hood of a moving vehicle.
- Parade moves at a set pace, please follow accordingly to ensure that the parade begins and ends on time and that everyone has a safe and enjoyable time.
- Parade entries must maintain appropriate distances (one car length) from the entry in front of them. Large gaps between entries can pose a safety hazard as can following an entry too closely.
- For the safety of parade attendees, throwing items such as candy, etc., from the float or vehicle will not be permitted. You may walk along the sidewalk and hand out candy. Entries identified as throwing items risk future parade participation.
- Persons riding on floats should have proper footing/seating and should not hang any appendage over the sides of the float.
- Parade participants should not jump from or onto a float or motorized vehicle.
- Ensure that float decorations do not obscure the driver's view of the road and that drivers/operators can hear verbal instructions.
- Entry should easily travel the parade route, turn corners and fit under traffic signals.
- The height of the entry needs to fit under trees and traffic devices encountered on the parade route.
Join us for a conversation and opportunity to think collectively about diversity and the goals of the Oconomowoc Area School District. We'll talk about the values we want to carry forward and create a shared vision for the future.
- Thursday, October 18 and Monday, November 5, 2018
- 6:30-9:00 p.m. for both sessions
- Oconomowoc High School East Campus, 915 E. Summit Avenue, Oconomowoc
- Parking in front of the building, enter at main entrance
October 18th: Overview of Identity Development
- Understanding our biases and assumptions and how they impact us individually
- How we see ourselves and others and its impact at the classroom, school and community levels
November 5th: Overview of Educational Equity
- Delineate areas of needs and interest specific to marginalized identities
- Participants categorize areas of interest and prioritize
About the Facilitators:
Dr. Elise Frattura
Dr. Elise Frattura has been a professor in the Department of Administrative Leadership at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Education since 2001. She's Co-Founder of Integrated Comprehensive Systems for Equity (icsequity.org) and Co-Director of the National Leadership for Social Justice Institute and Academy. From 2003-2013, Dr. Frattura served as an Associate Dean and Department Chairperson for the School of Education.
Dr. Joe Schroeder
Dr. Joe Schroeder combines successful leadership experience in teaching and administration with a passion for leadership development. Before joining the Association of Wisconsin School Administrators (AWSA) as Associate Executive Director in 2012, Dr. Schroeder served five years as Superintendent of the Muskego-Norway School District. Prior to that, Dr. Schroeder was the Assistant Superintendent for Educational Services in the Elmbrook School District, Principal of Brookfield East High School, Associate Principal and Principal of Evansville High School, and English Teacher at both Menasha and Parker High Schools.
Oconomowoc Sports Booster Club is hiring a new Concession Director and Assistant.
o Work closely with OSBC directors and OHS Athletic Department
o Planning, Ordering, Shopping, Stocking, Cleaning, Inventory, Budgeting, Banking, E-mailing correspondence, Organize OSBC Water Sponsors, Schedule volunteers via SignUp Genius each season, Monthly Detailed Financial Reports, Monthly OSBC meeting.
o Small-Medium Events: 1-2 hours opening concession stand/orientate volunteers
o Large Events: 5-7 hours, open stand, supervise events, close down/clean stand
(must be available to work Varsity Football Games)
o Flexible hours: pick up preorders, inventory, stocking, cleaning, setting up, accept delegated task by the Concessions Director
o Event hours:
Small events: 1-2 hours open stand, orientate volunteers
Large events: 4-6 hours open stand, supervise event, close down/clean stand
Important: This is only a training and not an emergency!
The Oconomowoc Area School District (OASD), in partnership with the Oconomowoc Police Department (OPD), will be holding an Armed Intruder Training district-wide for all staff on August 29, 2018.
These training sessions will be held at all OASD schools and there will be a police presence at each location during the training. Police Department officials will be shooting blank rounds inside buildings to familiarize staff with the sound of live firearms.
District staff will spend time practicing:
- How to be flexible in their response to an emergency, based on the information available
- How to feel empowered in deciding the safest response, based on the information available
- How to communicate with each other and alert one another in an emergency
OASD Staff Training Schedule:
Nature Hill Intermediate
8:15- 9:15 a.m.
Ixonia Elementary School
Oconomowoc High School
(Main & East Campus)
Greenland Elementary School
Meadow View Elementary School
Silver Lake Intermediate School
Park Lawn Elementary School
Summit Elementary School