There are several custodial positions available within the OASD along with openings at Oconomowoc Transport. Click these links to learn more about working with the students and staff of the OASD!

Parents United is a non-profit consortium of 26 southeaster Wisconsin special education departments that have united to provide an educational community service. The mission of the group is to present timely and information information, in a neutral forum, for parents and professionals who work with children. The lectures and presentations offered each school year provide essential links, knowledge and networking to the entire community.

2019-20 FREE Parents United Programs

Oconomowoc, WI –September 13, 2019. The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction released the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS) exams which show parents, teachers, districts and school boards how well students are prepared to be college and career ready. More than 2,900 Oconomowoc Area School District students took the exams accounted for in this annual statewide assessment and include:

Wisconsin Forward Exam
As an online assessment, the Forward Exam incorporates innovative and better ways for students to demonstrate what they know and can do.

  • Grades 3-8; measures performance in ELA (English, Reading, and Writing) and mathematics
  • Grades 4 and 8; measures performance in science
  • Grades 4, 8, and 10; measures performance in social studies

By offering the ACT statewide, all grade 11 students, regardless of family circumstances, can participate in a college readiness assessment. Before the ACT was a required statewide assessment, only about 72% of WI graduates took the ACT. Improving access to post-secondary readiness options is one way to close our achievement gap and address equity issues in Wisconsin.

  • Grade 11; measures performance ELA, mathematics, and science
  • Same college admissions exam taken by students nationwide

ACT Aspire
ACT Aspire™ Early High School scores are reported on a 3-digit scale. These scores predict future ACT scores.

  • Grades 9 and 10; measures performance in ELA, mathematics, and science
  • Predictive of ACT performance

Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM)
Wisconsin's alternate assessment is taken by the 1% of students with the most significant cognitive disabilities. DLM is an online assessment administered individually to students.

  • Grades 3-11; alternate assessment in ELA, mathematics, science, and social studies for students with severe cognitive disabilities

OASD Director of Research, Evaluation and Accountability Derick Kiger shared, "The OASD school board approved a new strategic plan this summer with a primary goal for all schools to significantly exceed expectations on the WI school report card by 2024. This aggressive target requires heightened performance on the annual state accountability tests including the Forward Exam, ACT Aspire, and ACT." Kiger went on to say, "The plan also calls for performance comparisons against peer school districts to help gauge progress. Quarterly accountability reports to the school board are scheduled for 2019-20."

The following table illustrates how OASD students performed compared to peer districts. The two most important takeaways from the Spring 2019 assessment data include:

  • OASD scored above statewide averages across all tests and content areas in 2018-19
  • OASD compared most favorably to peer districts on the high school ACT Aspire at grades 9 and 10

Statewide school and district results can be found on the Wisconsin DPI's data portal, called WISEdash. Click on the Academic Performance tab on

For more information on the OASD 2019-2024 Strategic Plan and Key Performance Objectives, please visit

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There are several custodial positions available within the OASD. Custodial openings are posted on the WECAN website.

We're excited to start the 2019-20 school year! The first day of school fluctuates slightly, depending on what grade your child is entering. Here is our first day of school schedule:

Students entering 4K
  • 4K students will start school on Wednesday, September 4, 2019.
  • Students attending the morning 4K program will be in school from 8:40 to 11:20 a.m.
  • Students attending the afternoon 4K program will be in school from 1:00 to 3:40 p.m.

Students entering 5K - 4th Grade

  • 5K-4th grade students will start school on Tuesday, September 3, 2019.
  • Students in grades 5K through 4th will be in school from 8:40 a.m.-3:40 p.m.

Students entering 5th-8th Grade

  • 5th-8th grade students will start school on Tuesday, September 3, 2019.
  • Students in grades 5 through 8 will be in school from 7:30 a.m. - 2:55 p.m.

Students entering 9th Grade

  • Oconomowoc High School Freshman will start school on Tuesday, September 3, 2019.
  • Students at OHS will be in school from 7:20 a.m. - 2:40 p.m.
  • This is the first year that only Freshman will be at school on the first day. This will allow our newest Raccoons to learn their way around the building and integrate themselves into the OHS community.
  • Buses will operate on their regular schedule.
  • Students will meet their teachers but should not bring their Chromebooks or school supplies on September 3rd. Freshman should bring Chromebooks and school supplies on Wednesday, September 4th.
  • The day is designed to help students meet each other, learn about high school, and lay a foundation for a fun and successful year.
  • Students will be able to purchase lunch in the cafeteria or bring their own lunch on September 3rd.
  • There will be an OHS All School Cookout on Wednesday, September 4th and lunch will be free. There is no need to bring a lunch that day.

Students entering 10th-12th Grade

  • Oconomowoc High School Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors will start school on Wednesday, September 4, 2019
  • Students at OHS will be in school from 7:20 a.m. - 2:40 p.m.
  • Students should bring their Chromebooks and school supplies on September 4th.
  • There will be an OHS All School Cookout on Wednesday, September 4th and lunch will be free. There is no need to bring a lunch that day.

OconDriven for a great year!

We're gearing up for the start of the 2019-20 school year and Open House for all of the OASD schools is on Tuesday, August 27, 2019. This is a great time to visit your school, get familiar with classroom locations, meet teachers, and drop off school supplies. Open House times will be:

  • Oconomowoc High School: 2:00-5:00 p.m.
  • Intermediate Schools: 3:00-6:00 p.m.
  • Elementary Schools: 4:00-7:00 p.m.

If you are looking for your child's school supply list, please visit one of these Back-to-School pages:

Interested in becoming a bus driver? Oconomowoc Transport is hiring for the 2019-20 school year.

  • Drive students attending Oconomowoc Area Schools
  • Sign on bonus: $500 with a CDL license and $200 without a CDL license
  • Starting Pay: $14.40 per hour (higher pay with CDL experience)
  • No CDL? No problem- Oconomowoc Transport will train and test on site
  • License reimbursement
  • Quarterly attendance bonuses
  • 401K company match up to 3%

Call Oconomowoc Transport at 920-355-4040 for additional information.

On Friday, May 10, 2019, Oconomowoc High School (OHS) inducted 16 people into the Oconomowoc High School Athletic Hall of Fame. This inaugural induction class included athletes, coaches, and special contributors to the OHS Athletic Program, spanning several decades at OHS.

The OHS Athletic Hall of Fame was created to recognize and honor the outstanding achievements of individual athletes, coaches, and friends of the Athletic Program who have contributed to the success, tradition, integrity, development, and promotion of Oconomowoc High School Athletics.

We would like to congratulate and thank our inductees for their contributions to our athletics history. We would also like to thank the event sponsors who helped make this celebration possible. Please read more about each Hall of Fame inductee in our banquet program, linked here.

If you would like to nominate an inductee for the 2020 OHS Athletic Hall of Fame, please visit our website at, and complete a nomination form.

Please join us for the 2020 OHS Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Celebration on Saturday, May 2, 2020 at the Oconomowoc Community Center.

OHS Athletic Hall of Fame 2019 Class Photo

2019 OHS Athletic Hall of Fame Inaugural Induction Class


2019 OHS Athletic Hall of Fame Table Sponsors:
- Dan Marks Family
- Griswold Construction
- Milford Hills
- Oconomowoc Area Baseball Club

2019 Program Sponsors:
- Affiliated Products, Inc.
- Badger Sporting Goods
- Bence Barbers
- Competitor Awards & Engraving, Inc.
- Dave Bruno Family Foundation
- Fleet Farm
- Keeper Goals
- Loppnow Home Inspections
- Mid-City Sports
- MSI General Corporation
- Oconomowoc High School Boys Basketball
- Oconomowoc Sports Booster Club
- Oliver Construction Co.
- Renz Construction, Inc.
- Riddell Sports
- Ron Pennell
- Baird
- Sobie's Restaurant
- Stapleton Realty Ltd.
- Staybridge Suites Milwaukee West-Oconomowoc

2019 Plaque Sponsors:
- Griswold Construction
- Lorleberg True Value Hardware and Rental
- Milford Hills
- Oconomowoc Area Baseball Club
- Susie, Georgia, Jenni & Families

The OASD is proud to host a Summer Autism Essentials Institute on Tuesday, August 6, 2019. This event is presented by Kate McGinnity, Autism Consultant, members of the Oconomowoc Area School District Autism Resource Team, and OASD students with autism. Participants will receive a free autism resource book.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019
8:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Oconomowoc Arts Center
641 E. Forest Street
Oconomowoc, WI 53066

OASD Staff: Free
OASD Parents: $25
Community Participants: $100

Online registration is required for the event by clicking on this link

Click here for detailed session descriptions

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The Oconomowoc High School German Language Department is hosting a FREE German Soccer Camp, in partnership with Wunderbar Together and the Goethe Institut. The camp will be free and open to students entering grades 4-6 in the 2019-20 school year. Two soccer trainers from Germany will lead the camp and students will practice skills and play games. Attendees will receive a t-shirt for participating. There is a limit of 24 participants for the camp, and spaces will be filled on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Camp Dates: Thursday, June 20 - Saturday, June 22, 2019

Camp Times: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on June 20 and 21, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on June 22

Camp Location: Oconomowoc High School Soccer Fields

Camp Cost : FREE but registration is required

Registration Deadline: Friday, May 24, 2019

To register, please print and complete the forms linked here.

Then mail or email forms to OHS German Teacher, Christele Schwerer at SchwereC@oasd org, or:

Oconomowoc High School
Attn: Christele Schwerer
641 E. Forest Street
Oconomowoc, WI 53066

What to Wear & Bring

Attendees should wear athletic clothing and bring snack, water, and a bagged lunch for June 20th and June 21st. Snacks and lunch will be provided on June 22nd.

Questions? Please email Mrs. Schwerer at or call (262)-560-3100, extension 3290.

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The Oconomowoc Area School District needs your help. Earlier this year, the OASD began the process of refreshing our strategic plan. We are proud of the accomplishments and growth which stemmed from our current plan and are excited to build onto those successes with new strategies that will help guide the District. Your input in the development of this new plan is important! You are invited to join us for a community feedback event on Tuesday, April 23, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in the Board Room at the Oconomowoc High School East Campus. At this event you will have the opportunity to:

  • Hear an update on the current state of the school district
  • Review and provide feedback on the District's mission and vision
  • Learn about the world we are preparing our students for in a short "2030 Thinking" presentation
  • Provide feedback on a draft of the OASD Graduate Profile
  • Identify critical issues and areas for improvement for the District

Please consider helping chart our future!

Silver Lake Intermediate 7th and 8th grade students in Mr. Michael Bretl's classes participated in a fluid power competition that took place at WCTC on March 15.

In February, the students took part in a workshop day where teams learned about the basics of fluid power – what it is, how it works, and how it is used in everyday life. Teams built basic pneumatic kits. They started by working on machines that would rotate and lift objects. The workshop day wrapped up by giving the students the Action Challenge problem – what they are actually tasked with doing at the challenge competition. Teams were asked to build a machine that can move an object from one location to another. They were then given all of the tools and a kit of supplies that they took back to school and over the next five weeks, they developed a plan and started building their machine.

Students spent their free in-school time working on creating a design portfolio, as well as building and testing their creations. When they returned for the challenge day the only thing they could bring with them was their design portfolio.

On March 14th, the teams were given the same tools and an identical kit of supplies to recreate the machine they designed at school. Teams were judged on their portfolio, design, teamwork, and total machine points. As the teams worked during the allotted time, challenge judges observed the teams and interviewed students, asking them about how they came up with their design and how they work together as a team. When the time was up, the teams all gathered together and put their machines to the test. The judges kept score as teams used their machines, seeing how many objects they could move in the allowed time. Each team was given two chances to compete.

Both Silver Lake Intermediate teams did an outstanding job and the 8th grade team ended up being the overall champions of this event. Nice job Alex, Anderson, Jeremy, Logan, Mason, Michael, and Ruby.

Silver Lake Intermediate Fluid Power Team Photo

Above: Silver Lake Intermediate Fluid Power Team

The community is invited to a FREE Chinese Language & Cultural Series hosted by the Oconomowoc Public Library, in partnership with the Oconomowoc Area School District and Asia Society (Hanban) Confucius Classroom Network.

This series is for adults and will focus on Chinese language, culture, traditions and more.

Event Dates: April 4, 11, 25, May 2, 16 & 23
Time: 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Oconomowoc Public Library

Registration deadline is March 29, 2019. To register, please email:

Community Chinese Language & Cultural Series Graphic

The Oconomowoc High School AP Environmental Science students and teacher, Kelly Holtzman, are sewing reusable grocery bags on April 26, in celebration of Global Youth Service Day and the Boomerang Bags movement. These bags will be distributed around Oconomowoc for people to use, for free, instead of plastic bags.

What Can We Do? Students need donations of:

  • Clean fabric (upholstery fabric, clothing fabrics, sheets, pillow cases, muslin. No towels or small scraps)
  • Sewing supplies like: thread, sewing pins, safety pins, scissors, fabric measuring tape
  • Ironing supplies like: irons, ironing boards
  • Volunteers - who can help measure, cut, sew, and iron the bags. If you have a sewing machine, please bring it along!

Donations can be dropped off at the OHS Main Campus front office during school hours.

Sewing will take place in the OHS East Campus Board Room from 7:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Friday, April 26, 2019.

OHS East Campus
915 E. Summit Avenue
Oconomowoc, WI 53066
** You will need a valid drivers license to enter the building.

Questions?? Please email Mrs. Holtzman at

OHS Students Leading a Reusable Grocery Bag Sewing Project

OASD logo

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

Silver Lake Intermediate
555 Oconomowoc Parkway
Oconomowoc, WI 53066
Nondiscrimination: The Oconomowoc Area School District provides assurance that no student is discriminated against because of the student's sex, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, or physical, mental, emotional, or learning disability.


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