A look inside the Winter Learners and Leaders newsletter:
- School News
- Facilities Project Updates
- Winter Sports
- Open Enrollment Information
- Summer School Save the Date
Silver Lake Intermediate School Presents...Mary Poppins, Jr!
London, 1910. Our cheerful Bert, the "Jack-of-all-Trades" introduces us to the Banks family. They are in dire need of a Nanny who can handle the antics of two impossible children. Mary Poppins arrives at Cherry Tree Lane to teach Jane, Michael, George, and Winifred how to be a family with "A Spoonful Of Sugar" and her own Practically Perfect brand of tough love.
Along the way we meet lots of amazing characters... statues that talk and dance, the eccentric Mrs. Corry, and the terrifying Miss Andrew... plus chimney sweeps galore!
Based on the books of P.L. Travers and the iconic movie of 1964 starring Julie Andrews as Mary, the Musical Theater version of Mary Poppins opened on Broadway in 2006. Mary Poppins, Jr. takes the vocal numbers into ranges more suitable for young singers and keeps the singing and dancing fun for performer and audience alike!
Join us for a Supercalifragilistic time! Tickets available at www.TheOAC.net.
Thursday, February 28 at 7:00 PM
Friday, March 1 at 7:00 PM
Saturday, March 2 at 2:00 PM
Saturday, March 2 at 7:00 PM
You're Invited to our Elementary School Open Houses!
If you're new to the OASD or considering enrolling in an OASD school for the 2019-20 school year, please join us for one of our elementary school open houses. You'll learn more about our OASD elementary schools, get a tour of the school, meet the principal, and join some of our fun events.
No RSVP required, we're looking forward to seeing you!
Park Lawn Elementary
Monday, February 11, 2019
5:30-7:00 p.m. - Join us at the Talent Show
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
6:30 p.m. - Presentation
7:00 p.m. - School Tour
Thursday, March 14, 2019
4:00-6:00 p.m. - Join us for an open house during the Learning Celebration
6:00 p.m. - Presentation
6:30 p.m. - School Tour
Dear OASD Families,
The cold weather has returned! In light of the near-term forecast, I want to remind everyone about our practice for cold weather cancellation. Our district will cancel school if there is a Wind Chill Warning with sustained wind chills at a level of 35 degrees below zero or more. As always, the decision to cancel school will be finalized as early as possible in the morning, or perhaps the evening before if possible.
Please be sure children are dressed appropriately for these cold days. Hats, boots, snow pants, warm jackets and gloves or mittens are essential for students to be able to enjoy their time going to and from school or playing outside. While I know they are not always easily convinced to do so, a gentle reminder that middle and high-school students should also dress warm in this weather! We want them to be comfortable and safe on these cold winter days.
Please visit www.oasd.org/Emergency for cold weather updates.
Thank you for all you do to support our community of learners and leaders in OASD!
Roger J. Rindo, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
From Roger J. Rindo, Ed.D., Superintendent of the Oconomowoc Area School District:
As you are aware, unsafe weather conditions caused the Oconomowoc Area School District (OASD) to cancel school on January 23, January 28, January 30, January 31, February 7, and February 12, 2019.
State law has different requirements for instructional minutes at the elementary, intermediate and high school levels. Upon review of the instructional minutes and built-in snow days in the OASD school calendar, it has been determined that we need to make up one school day. The loss of instructional time, and the specific impact this lost time has had on the current grading period, were key considerations in our review of possible options available to make up this needed school time.
Please note that we will be changing Monday, February 25, 2019, from a staff professional development day to a student attendance day. We believe this is the most effective way to restore instructional time which OASD has lost, all from the current grading period.
The number one priority during severe weather is to keep OASD staff and students safe. Please remember, as I communicated last week, we still have a few more months of winter here in Wisconsin. If additional snow days are needed as we move through February, March, and April, I will continue to communicate any further calendar changes required to meet state-required instructional time.
I was thrilled to see everyone back in our buildings this morning. If you have any questions, please contact your building principal.
Roger J. Rindo, Ed.D
The Oconomowoc Area School District is closed tomorrow due to the cold weather. This includes after school activities, clubs, and sports scheduled at our Elementary and Intermediate schools, and Oconomowoc High School. However, due to the diminished afternoon wind chills expected tomorrow, a few after school events will proceed as scheduled, including:
- Nature Hill Intermediate parent/teacher conferences
- OHS Senior Directed Play, Rumors, at the Oconomowoc Arts Center
- OHS previously scheduled athletic competitions
The OASD cancels school if there is a Wind Chill Warning with sustained wind chills at a level of 35 degrees below zero or more, and those temperatures are again projected through noon tomorrow.
Please visit www.oasd.org/Emergency for cold weather updates.
El Distrito Escolar del Área de Oconomowoc estará cerrado mañana debido al clima.
If your child is currently in 4th grade, preparing to move to Nature Hill Intermediate for 5th grade next year, please join us for an information meeting to prepare for the journey. You'll learn more about the culture at Nature Hill, what to expect in the transition to middle school, the changes in daily schedule, and much more. We're looking forward to seeing you!
Tomorrow's OHS Basketball games and the food drive have been moved up. The new game times will be:
- JV2 Gold vs. Arrowhead @ 3:30 p.m.
- JV vs. Arrowhead @ 3:30 p.m.
- Varsity vs. Arrowhead @ 5:00 p.m.
Join us for one of the games and help OHS and the ORBIS Corporation collect non-perishable food items for the Oconomowoc Food Pantry.
The Orbis Corporation and Oconomowoc High School will be hosting a food drive on Tuesday, January 29, at the OHS Boys Basketball games. Food donations will benefit the Oconomowoc Food Pantry. Bring a non-perishable food item to one of the games at the OHS Gale Douglas Fieldhous.
January 29th OHS Boys Basketball Schedule:
- JV2 Gold vs. Arrowhead @ 4:00 p.m.
- JV vs. Arrowhead @ 5:15 p.m.
- Varsity vs. Arrowhead @ 7:00 p.m.
Thank you to the Orbis Corporation for helping us support the Oconomowoc families in need of these donations!
Due to the expected inclement weather conditions today, the OASD is canceling all after school activities for Elementary Schools, Intermediate Schools, and Oconomowoc High School. This includes all after-school clubs, sports, and meetings scheduled at all district buildings.
YMCA After School Care at our elementary schools will remain open for students enrolled in that program.
The Oconomowoc Area School District (OASD) is committed to ensuring the safety of our students and staff and providing fast and accurate information in a time of emergency. In a time of crisis, we utilize email, phone calls, social media, OASD website posts, and work with local media to share information. On January 7, 2019, we will be introducing text messaging as another option to communicate emergency information with families. You will need to complete several steps to ensure you receive these text messages.
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
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
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.
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.
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.