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.
Mark your calendars for the 1st Annual Raccoon Rally! OHS Student Council will host this pregame family carnival and community event on Friday, September 7, 2018, from 3:00-8:00 p.m. The entire community is welcome to Rux Stadium for the evening! Part of the proceeds from this event will benefit the Oconomowoc Area Foundation.
The rally features:
Carnival games organized by various OHS clubs, teams, and area businesses
On June 20, the OASD will perform trail maintenance at Nature Hill. The trail will be closed from 6:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OCONOMOWOC, WI – June 5, 2018. Many schools offer volunteer opportunities for students to get involved with at their school. The Service Learning Club at Silver Lake Intermediate School (SLI) has taken their goodwill to the next level by reaching out to the community to help serve young patients at Rogers Memorial Hospital.
A group of middle school students supplied 36 boxes to the hospital, boxes filled with items used to distract and cope during their stay as a patient. These items include journals, small puzzles, activity/coloring books, card games, stress balls, silly putty, markers/crayons and Rubik’s cubes. To purchase these items, members of the club raised money by selling candy at a school dance, donations from SLI’s student council, and the 8th-grade students donated money during May for Mental Health Awareness month.
SLI fifth-grader Kendyl H. said, “You can be the change in someone's day. Hard work is worth it, and you can change the world one person at a time.”
Students collected shoe boxes then wrapped and decorated each one with inspirational and encouraging verses. The final step was packing each box with the engaging gifts. SLI Service Learning Club Adviser Lori Findlay stated, “The moment the kids saw all these boxes filled impacted the students. They were looking at all the boxes and realized that the patients at Rogers Memorial Hospital need something like this. The patients need to know people care about them and that even strangers want to do something to make their stay just a little easier.”
Tess K., an 8th-grade leader in the club, used this project as the vehicle to earn her Silver Award for Girl Scouts. She shared, “I think that this project will make their days a little better. It’s not going to change them in a day; people change slower than that. But my goal was to make them feel appreciated, wanted, and loved by someone they didn’t know.”
Silver Lake Intermediate Service Learning Club
Front row (left to right): Kendyl H., Lily K., Tess K.
Middle row (left to right): Jenna G., Katie P., Maya K., Lori F., Sydney M., Elena K.
Back row (left to right): Audrey B., Lindsey S., Alyssa K.
We are pleased to announce that Oconomowoc High School will be offering Girls Hockey as a WIAA sport starting with the 2018-19 school year. Girls Hockey is a winter sport and we will be participating in the Arrowhead High School Co-op, which also includes Sussex Hamilton High School and Kettle Moraine High School. All practices and home matches will be played at the Mullett Center which is located on the Arrowhead High School campus.
OHS Girls playing hockey will have their OHS Athletic Fee of $150.00 waived but will be required to purchase their own equipment and pay the Arrowhead hockey fee. Student Athletes will also be required to provide their own transportation to the Mullet Center for practices and games. A bus will be provided for all away matches and that bus will always leave from the Mullett Center.
We were just notified that the current Head Coach, Andy Smith, recently resigned to pursue another job opportunity out of state. Once more information is available we will share it with our student athletes and parents.
If your daughter plans to participate in tryouts, please contact Beth Loppnow in the OHS Athletic Office, email@example.com or call (262) 560-3111, by August 1, 2018.
We are thankful for the opportunity to join the Co-op and excited offer a new sport to our students.
Do you or someone you know enjoy inspiring children, being creative, working with others, having fun, and continuously learning? Do you hold a Bachelor's Degree? You can make a difference in the lives of others - become a teacher today! Schools are hiring now for positions this fall.
Attend CESA #1's free open house to learn more about how to become an educator in a "high-need" area through an alternative licensure program or how to become a substitute teacher.
What: Open House
When: Monday, July 9, 2018
Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Where: CESA #1, N25 W23131 Paul Road, Suite 100, Pewaukee, WI 53072
Areas designated as "high-need" may include:
- Alternative Education (must hold a valid teaching license)
- Bilingual Education
- Cross-Categorical Special Education
- Early Childhood Special Education
- English as a Second Language*
- Business Education*
- Mathematics *
- Other World Language*
- Computer Science*
- Technology Education*
*Bachelor's Degree in field or major equivalent needed
- Register for an Informational Session (4 PM, 5 PM, 6 PM)
- This program is the best fit for people living in or near southeastern Wisconsin.
- If you have a resume, bring it along (or CESA 1 can help you build one that evening!)
- Bring any questions you have, CESA staff will be happy to answer them.
- Staff will analyze your background and let you know which licenses you may be eligible for.
- If you have questions about your licensure eligibility, please call Dawn at (262) 787-9500 ext. 9546 or Kris at ext. 9523.
Note: This is an informational open house. Schools and districts will not be present.
Fundamentals of Grammar & Conventions
What's the difference between the statements, “Eats Shoots and Leaves” and “Eats, Shoots and Leaves?” Sixth-grade students at Silver Lake Intermediate School have been learning that comma placement can completely change the meaning of a sentence. Commas Make a Difference is one of the lessons taught as an interactive read-aloud utilizing the book, Eats, Shoots & Leaves, as part of The Fundamentals of Grammar and Conventions. The Fundamentals of Grammar and Conventions is a new supplemental program, introduced this year for grades K-8 in the Oconomowoc Area School District (OASD). The Fundamentals of Grammar and Conventions provides authentic opportunities for students to deepen understanding of how language and grammar impact written and oral communication. "Fundamentals provides consistency in grammar and language usage instruction and resources across grades K-8," said Sarah Lang, OASD K-8 Curriculum Coordinator.
The units in The Fundamentals of Grammar and Conventions are based on the premise that teaching and modeling grammar and conventions in context will help our students become better at effectively using language to convey and understand the message. Structures such as mini-lessons, interactive read-aloud, and the use of mentor and shared texts, mirror structures already utilized in the Reader's and Writer's Workshop curriculum.
To prepare for the first year of implementation, literacy leaders from across the OASD targeted The Fundamentals of Grammar and Conventions lessons to align with our current literacy units of study. Silver Lake Intermediate sixth-grade teachers agree the program has been enjoyable and beneficial to their students, helping them to recognize the grammar and language usage in their reading. One student even exclaimed during class, "Wait, this doesn't feel like grammar, it feels just like a reading lesson." The sixth-grade teachers also noted that it’s important the lessons and instruction don’t feel isolated, and that they are able to segment the learning and incorporate it into the routine of literacy workshops.
In the second year of implementation, teachers will focus on refining alignment to the literacy units of study and continue to support intentional grammar "moves" to enhance each student’s writing craft.
Silver Lake Intermediate students and staff demonstrated The Fundamentals of Grammar mini-lessons, interactive read-aloud, and the use of mentor and shared text, for the OASD School Board members at the March 20, School Board meeting.
Silver Lake Intermediate School teachers and students presented The Fundamentals of Grammar and Conventions, to the OASD School Board at their Tuesday, March 20, meeting.
Back, left to right: Silver Lake Teachers, Maggie Snyder and Mary Stuckey, Kate T., Abby K., and Silver Lake Principal, Jill Marr
Middle, left to right: OASD 5-8 Curriculum Coordinator, Sarah Lang, Walker R., Evan K., Kira H., Jillian O., and Silver Lake Teacher, Lexi Ellis.
Front, left to right: Michael C., Mason P., Fatima R., Charlie M., Ava F.
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!
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
- OAC Upcoming Events
- OASD Upcoming Events
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:
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.
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.
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!