A look inside the summer OASD Learners and Leaders community newsletter:

  • OHS Agriculture Program
  • Facility Project Update
  • School News
  • Spring Sports
  • 2019 Graduation
  • OHS 2nd Annual Raccoon Rally- Save the Date
  • Rux Stadium Summer Public Track Access

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 www.oasd.org/HallOfFame, 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.

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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 SchwereC@oasd.org 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: reinkep@oasd.org.

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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 holtzmak@oasd.org.

OHS Students Leading a Reusable Grocery Bag Sewing Project

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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 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

Mary Poppins Jr. Photo

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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.

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!

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The Silver Lake Intermediate 5th grade parent information night has been rescheduled for Monday, February 4, from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the Silver Lake Cafeteria.

If your child is currently in 4th grade, preparing to move to Silver Lake 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 Silver Lake, what to expect in the transition to middle school, the changes in daily schedule, and much more. We're looking forward to seeing you!

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You're invited to the 14th Annual Oconomowoc High School Jazz Dance - Black, White & Be Bop!

Friday, February 22, 2019
6:00-10:30 p.m.
Waukesha Expo Center

$10 for students or seniors
$15 for adults
- Available for purchase at Piggly Wiggly or Books and Company in Oconomowoc.
- Reserved tables for 10 people with admission are available for $225.
- Black and white attire is optional

Performances by the Oconomowoc High School, Nature Hill Intermediate, and Silver Lake Intermediate bands.

Music, dancing, silent auction, and raffles. Saz's will provide food available for purchase.

Sponsored by the OHS Band Aids. Call 414-640-0593 for more information.

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.

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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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