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 email@example.com with questions.
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.
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 2 hard working talented people to become a part of the Oconomowoc Area School District Foodservice Team at PKL & MDV. We are currently looking to fill 1 P/T position in food service as a Cashier/Food Service Worker at Meadow View Elementary & 1 P/T position at Park Lawn Elementary as a Cashier/Food Service Worker. Shifts for Meadow View position are M-F 9am-1:30pm, no nights, holidays or weekends, great pay. Shifts for Park Lawn are M,W,F 9am-1pm, no nights, holidays or weekends. All positions are 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 Cashier/Food Service Worker @ Meadow View please visit:
To Apply for the Cashier/Food Service Worker @ Park Lawn please visit:
If you have questions regarding the positions, please contact:
Director of Food & Nutrition Services
Sodexo will require a background check
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.
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
The Oconomowoc Public Education Foundation (OPEF) will hold their annual ball on Friday November 2, at the Golden Mast. This year's theme is Hogwarts School of Magic, and entertainment will be provided by Nature Hill Intermediate teachers, Ms. Tracy Garon and Mr. Eric Darnell, followed by the Love Monkeys!
With your support, the money raised at this event will help OPEF continue their mission of awarding much-needed grants to OASD educators.
OPEF Annual Fundraising Ball
November 2, 2018
6:00 p.m.- midnight
Golden Mast Inn
W349 N5293 Lacy's Lane
Okauchee, WI 53069
Please support the Oconomowoc Sports Booster Club (OSBC) and the Oconomowoc High School (OHS) Athletic Department by purchasing a "Cooney Card".
Cards are priced at $20.00 per card, contain many great deals and all money raised will support all athletic teams at OHS. Last year's fundraiser raised $25,000.00 and the goal is to exceed that amount for the 2018-19 school year.
- Stop in at OHS and purchase a card in the Athletic Department
- Purchase a card at any fall home OHS football game
- Contact the OHS Athletic Department at 262-560-3111 for more information
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
The coloring book was created through a grant from The Imagine A Day, Courtney Bella Foundation, and a partnership with the Oconomowoc Area Historical Society & Museum.
For the OASD Elementary and Intermediate School Parents:
There is a new organization calling themselves “Oconomowoc Youth Football” and/or “Jr. Raccoons” and promoting a 3rd-6th grade football program in the area, including tackle football for students in 5th-6th grade. This program IS NOT ASSOCIATED with the Oconomowoc Area School District (OASD) or our new football partnership with the YMCA at Pabst Farms, Oconomowoc Parks & Recreation, and Oconomowoc High School (OHS) Athletics.
The OASD, is offering the state’s first fully integrated youth football program for students in grades 1-12, and we do not support any program that conflicts with our league’s structure and learning progression.
New OASD Program Structure:
- 1st, 2nd, 3rd Grade - Flag football at the YMCA at Pabst Farms
- 4th, 5th, 6th Grade - Flag football at Oconomowoc Parks & Recreation
- 7th & 8th grade - Tackle football at Nature Hill or Silver Lake Intermediate Schools
To register for these programs:
- 1st, 2nd, 3rd Grade –visit the YMCA at Pabst Farms, or call (262) 567-7251
- 4th, 5th, 6th Grade – visit Oconomowoc Parks & Recreation, or call (262) 569-2199
- 7th & 8th grade - tackle football at Nature Hill or Silver Lake Intermediate Schools, more information coming soon, in advance of 2018-19 athletics registration
The Oconomowoc High School Athletic Department is offering summer athletic camps for students entering grades 1 - 12. The athletic camp brochure has complete information on the grade levels for each sport, camp dates, cost, and registration information.
Camp registration is open now through the Web Store. In most cases, registration is requested by June 1, 2018, to ensure your child's spot and a camp t-shirt. Please refer to the camp brochure for specific registration information and deadlines by sport.
Oconomowoc Area School District (OASD) Summer School for grades 4K-12 will be held June 18-July 27, 2018. Oconomowoc families can visit the OASD Summer School web pages for the complete course and registration information. Grade level course brochures, step-by-step instructions for registration and the payment process are posted on the district’s website at www.oasd.org/SummerSchool.
- Online registration will be open beginning March 5, 2018, at 6 a.m. and will close March 16, 2018, at 12 p.m.
- Registration will occur through Family Access, the district’s student management software.
- Summer School classes are separated into three new brochures:
- Elementary, K4 – 3rd Grade at Greenland Elementary School
- Intermediate, 4th Grade – 8th Grade at Nature Hill Intermediate School
- High School, Grade 9-12 at OHS
- There are skills instruction, enrichment classes, and new course offerings at each of the summer schools.
- Gymnastics will be offered through the Oconomowoc Parks & Recreation. Visit their website to register for summer gymnastics: https://www.oconomowoc-wi.gov/638/Parks-Recreation-Forestry.
- The YMCA at Pabst Farms will have their Summer School Club available. Families should contact the YMCA directly at 262-567-9622 for more information or visit their website for an application: http://www.ymcaatpabstfarms.org/child-care/summer-day-camp/.
New This Year:
Payment is required at the time of registration with a credit or debit card. Due to high Summer School demand, payment must be made the same day as registration to secure your child’s place within the course or your course will be dropped. Please check back after 9 a.m. daily for class space availability.
Contact for Additional Questions:
Thank you and we look forward to serving your student this summer as part of OASD’s Summer School Program!