Oconomowoc Area School District Learners and Leaders Winter Newsletter contains the following information:

  • Grades 4K-5 Move to Bridges in Mathematics
  • Facilities & Construction Updates
  • OASD In the News!
  • Winter Sports
  • OPEF
  • OAC Upcoming Events
  • OASD Upcoming Events

Oconomowoc Arts Center

February 22, 23, 24, 2018 at 7:00 PM

Matinee February 24 at 1:00 PM

 

Reserved Seating $12

Box Office:  262-560-3172

 

The open enrollment period for Wisconsin public schools is February 5 - April 30, 2018.  Wisconsin's inter-district public school open enrollment program allows parents to apply for their children to attend school districts other than the one in which they live during this 7-week period. 

 


 

Who May Participate?

Students in 5-year-old Kindergarten to grade 12 may apply to participate in open enrollment. Open enrollment for pre-kindergarten, 4-year-old kindergarten and early childhood education is limited. Parents should call their resident school districts to find out if their preschool-aged children qualify for open enrollment.  

 


 

Open Enrollment Process

Parents interested in enrolling into the OASD can access online application forms and detailed application information through the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction website.

 

The Wisconsin DPI website has many resources for the open enrollment process:

2018-19 Open Enrollment Brochure (English) [PDF]

2018-19 Open Enrollment Brochure (Spanish) [PDF]

2018-19 Open Enrollment Brochure (Hmong) [PDF]

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Open Enrollment [PDF]

 


NEW for the 2018-19 School Year: Part-time Open Enrollment

Beginning in the 2018-19 school year, the Wisconsin DPI is offering a part-time open enrollment program.  Students enrolled in a public school in grades 9-12, may attend a public school in a nonresident school district for the purpose of taking a course offered by that nonresident district.  A student may attend no more than 2 courses at any time in the nonresident district.

 

Part-time Public School Open Enrollment Information Brochure (English) [PDF]

 

Visit the Wisconsin DPI Part-time Open Enrollment website for more information or to access the application form.

 


 

Additional Information or Questions?

For more information on all of the enrollment opportunities in the OASD, visit the enrollment section of our website or call Danielle Chaviano in the OASD Student Services Department, at 262-560-2155.

 

 

Spring Parent/Teacher conferences in the Oconomowoc Area School District will begin in February 2018 and are scheduled for multiple days at each school.  Information on selecting a time slot will be coming from your school soon.

 

See the full 2017-18 Parent/Teacher Conference Schedule.

Parents and their 8th grade students are invited to attend an informational meeting about Oconomowoc High School orientation, on Monday, January 22, 2018, from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.  During this event, parents will receive information about transitioning to the high school, including presentations from administrators, counselors, and department representatives.  Self-guided tours will also be available for interested parents and students.  All families should come to the Oconomowoc Arts Center at OHS promptly at 6:30 p..
 
Scheduling information is posted on the Oconomowoc High School, Nature Hill Intermediate School, and Silver Lake Intermediate School websites.  The OHS 2018-2019 Program Planning Guide is already available on the website for your review.

Cold Weather Information

 

From: Roger J. Rindo, Ed.D.,
Superintendent of Schools


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.

 

Thank you for all you do to support our community of learners and leaders in OASD!

Five schools improve by at least one performance category over the 2015-16 report card 

OCONOMOWOC, WI – November 21, 2017.  The Oconomowoc Area School District schools made significant gains on the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction School Report Cards which were released to the public today. Five of OASD’s eight schools improved at least one rating category over the previous year.  Greenland Elementary, Ixonia Elementary, and Summit Elementary all earned five-star ratings of Significantly Exceeds Expectations.  Meadow View Elementary, Park Lawn Elementary, along with Nature Hill Intermediate and Silver Lake Intermediate all earned four-star Exceeds Expectations ratings.  The Oconomowoc High School had a Meets Expectations rating. The District earned an overall four-star Exceeds Expectations rating, with a slight increase in its overall score from last year. 

 

2016-17 Oconomowoc Area School District Report Cards Summary

 

2016-17 Accountability Score

Accountability Rating

Star Rating

District

78.6

Exceeds Expectations

★★★★

Greenland

85.0

Significantly Exceeds Expectations

★★★★★

Ixonia

83.8

Significantly Exceeds Expectations

★★★★★

Meadow View

73.9

Exceeds Expectations

★★★★

Park Lawn

78.4

Exceeds Expectations

★★★★

Summit

93.5

Significantly Exceeds Expectations

★★★★★

Nature Hill

76.2

Exceeds Expectations

★★★★

Silver Lake

76.2

Exceeds Expectations

★★★★

OHS

72.1

Meets Expectations

★★★

 

The District also continues to make strong gains in the area of student growth in English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics, where it scored 74.6 out of a possible 100 points, compared to the state average of 66 points.  Last year, OASD’s growth score was the highest among K-12 school districts in Waukesha County.

 “As a district, our focus on continuous improvement of academic performance over the last four years has been targeted at both student achievement and student growth, so we are happy to see these promising results,” stated Superintendent Dr. Roger Rindo. “While we are not complacent, our growth on the state report card, in comparison to how we were performing when we formally began our focused continuous improvement work four years ago, is something to celebrate and is a reflection of the incredible commitment from our teachers and building leaders.”

 

Wisconsin School Report Cards:  Overall Accountability Scores and Ratings for the Oconomowoc School District        

 

2013-14

2015-16

2016-17

District

72.6

Meets Expectations

★★★

78.4

Exceeds Expectations

★★★★

78.6

Exceeds Expectations

★★★★

Greenland

80.4

Exceeds Expectations

★★★★

83.0

Significantly Exceeds Expectations

★★★★★

85.0

Significantly Exceeds Expectations

★★★★★

Ixonia

72.9

Meets Expectations

★★★

71.5

Meets Expectations

★★★

83.8

Significantly Exceeds Expectations

★★★★★

Meadow View

67.7

Meets Expectations

★★★

71.4

Meets Expectations

★★★

73.9

Exceeds Expectations

★★★★

Park Lawn

77.7

Exceeds Expectations

★★★★

70.9

Meets Expectations

★★★

78.4

Exceeds Expectations

★★★★

Summit

66.1

Meets Expectations

★★★

81.2

Exceeds Expectations

★★★★

93.5

Significantly Exceeds Expectations

★★★★★

Nature Hill

76.0

Exceeds Expectations

★★★★

74.5

Exceeds Expectations

★★★★

76.2

Exceeds Expectations

★★★★

Silver Lake

69.0

Meets Expectations

★★★

70.1

Meets Expectations

★★★

76.2

Exceeds Expectations

★★★★

OHS

72.6

Meets Expectations

★★★

64.7

Meets Expectations

★★★

72.1

Meets Expectations

★★★

Data Source:  WI DPI SAFE, November 17, 2017, 6:30 a.m.  Overall Accountability is scored on a 0-100 scale.  School Report Cards were not issued for the 2014-15 school year.

School Board President Don Wiemer commented, “As a board, we have waited a long time to see this kind of improvement, and I am very proud of all of the hard work that is going on in our schools.  The School Board remains committed to supporting our continuous improvement efforts, and I don’t see this getting anything but better as time goes on.”

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Enjoy a warm and safe place to run/walk this winter in the OHS Field House. The high school track will be open for all OASD residents age 18 and older beginning November 28, 2017.  

Track Hours and Information:

  • Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.

  • Please wear indoor running/walking shoes.  

  • This program will only be available when school is in session.  

  • Enter at door #24, which is the entrance between the Field House and the PDC, behind Oconomowoc High School. 

  • The light to the right of the door will be green when it's unlocked at 6:00a.m. 

  • Please wear indoor walking shoes. 

  • Walking in lanes 3 and 4 are recommended.

Winter Indoor Running/Walking at OHS Fieldhouse

Silver Lake Intermediate National Junior Honor Society students honored veterans at the Zablocki VA Medical Center the week of May 22, 2017. Students started their day by placing flags in Wood National Cemetery then performed a talent show for veterans at the medical center. They concluded the day with a tour of the National Soldiers Home Historic District. 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

 

OCONOMOWOC, WI – May 10, 2017.  The Oconomowoc Area School District announced today that Jill Marr has been selected as the new Principal at Silver Lake Intermediate School.  She will replace Ellyn Helberg who will be retiring at the end of June.

 

Jill comes to Silver Lake with nearly 20 years of experience as a classroom teacher at the 3rd and 4th grade level in OASD.  She has also served the District as Coordinator of Instructional Technology, and most recently Coordinator of Continuous Improvement and Innovation, a role that also included her work in instructional technology.

 

She is a graduate of UW Whitewater with a degree in Elementary Education. She earned a Master’s degree in Education from George Williams College of Aurora University, and attained her licensure in Administrative Leadership from Viterbo University.

 

Superintendent Dr. Roger Rindo stated, “We are thrilled to have Jill assuming the instructional leadership role at Silver Lake.  As principal, she will bring a very student-centered approach and I have every belief that her leadership will help take Silver Lake to even higher levels.”

 

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OCONOMOWOC, WI – March 24, 2017. The Oconomowoc Area School District is pleased to announce that Lynne Carlstein, choir teacher for grades 5-8 at Silver Lake Intermediate School, has been selected as a 2017 Herb Kohl Fellowship recipient. Mrs. Carlstein was chosen for this $3,000 grant because of her skill as a leader and agent for positive change in her classroom and school, and for her superior ability to inspire the love of learning.

Silver Lake Intermediate will also receive a $3,000 grant. Both Carlstein and Silver Lake will be recognized at a regional luncheon on Saturday, April 8 at Greendale High School, along with other recipients. The grant funds will be paid out this June.

Congratulations, Lynne from the Oconomowoc Area School District! Thank you for your dedication to our students.

 

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About the Kohl Teacher Fellowship Program

The Kohl Teacher Fellowship program recognizes and supports teaching excellence and innovation in the State of Wisconsin. Their goal is to support teachers in the pursuit of their unrealized goals for their classrooms or professional development. This year, the Foundation increased its awards to 100 Wisconsin teachers to $3,000, and each Kohl Fellowship recipient's school will receive a matching $3,000 grant. Recipients' professional accomplishments are celebrated at a recognition luncheon in the spring. The applications of the public school Kohl fellowship recipients will automatically be used as the applicants for the Wisconsin Teacher of the Year program.

 

PHOTO:  Lynne Carlstein, Silver Lake Intermediate Choir Teacher and 2017 Kohl Fellowship Grant Recipient

 

The OASD has made a commitment to encourage our students to experience different cultures and customs through service learning.

You can be a part of this commitment. Please consider donating to sponsor students’ involvement in service learning and help them find their voice, take action, and make an impact on vital global and local issues.


>>Click here to donate.


 

The school board approved the 2017-18 District Calendar.

 

Click here to download PDF.

 

 

Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year. Mrs. Helberg's Silver Lake Cyclone Connection Newsletter on the "Our School" page provides all the "nuts and bolts" information about our school. We look forward to a great year.
Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year.  Mrs. Helberg's Silver Lake Cyclone Connection Newsletter provides "nuts and bolts" information about our school.  We look forward to a great year.
Silver Lake has been recognized by the State of Wisconsin for our composting project. "Thinking outside the bin" highlights our project: http://dnr.wi.gov/wnrmag/2016/08/Bin.PDF.
Silver Lake has been recognized by the State of Wisconsin for our composting project.  "Thinking outside the bin" highlights our project.
Silver Lake Intermediate
555 Oconomowoc Parkway
Oconomowoc, WI 53066
262-560-4300
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