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During their November 18th regular meeting our School Board acted on the recommendation from our Long Range Planning Committee and approved a resolution to go to referendum on February 16th to replace the oldest wing at our Elementary School. Our focus between now and February will be to ensure that District stakeholders have the background and information necessary to make an informed decision when voting.
Primary areas of need at our elementary school include infrastructure, space, and design. Our Elementary school (and District as a whole) continues a trend of enrollment increases. That trend includes over 80 new students in this school year alone with over 40 joining our elementary school. Additional elementary classrooms were discussed during the 2008 addition, but were ultimately rejected to save costs. Spaces, including renovated showers, storage closets, and hallways are used regularly for teaching and learning in an effort to meet current needs. In addition, the original section of OES is almost 60 years old with most of the plumbing, HVAC and electrical infrastructure being original. This section was constructed on top of steam tunnels which create tremendous challenges when considering renovation and expansion. Local stakeholders with significant school construction experience have affirmed the recommendations provided by architects as related to replacement vs. renovation.
The 2013 and 2015 community surveys are both available on our website at www.oostburg.k12.wi.us (Resources tab / Information & Forms tab), and we will soon be adding pages focused directly on this project. In the meantime, I encourage individuals or groups that would like additional information to contact me directly at 920-564-2346 ext. 4000. I look forward to meeting with community members in the months ahead as we continue this important work.
Enjoy this day!
See a music student to place an order. More information available in the forms and flyers folder.
Please complete the BrightBytes survey by Friday! We would like to learn more about our students’ school and home technology use for learning. Therefore, we are asking all OSD families to participate in the Clarity questionnaire. Please know that your responses will remain anonymous, and the survey will take approximately 5 minutes to complete.
Go to www.BBYT.ES and enter in your school’s 5-character code below:
XV3FP = Elementary
F23KP = Middle
C63QP = High
Thanks for your participation! The last day to complete this survey is TOMORROW, November 20.
Mrs. Wynveen's class involved in Global Read aloud discussion around book Fish with students in Texas. t.co/D6j45MDxjZShow Media
The teachers I had at OSD set a strong example of how to think critically, explore new ideas & experiences, be a nice person, and always strive to do my best. They cared about my success as an individual, and it was through their example that I chose to be a science teacher. Now that I teach at OHS myself, I strive to continue to pass along the values, lessons, and passions to my students.
Our schools focus on developing the whole student to become a productive and positive contributor to our society. Many students participate in extracurricular activities, volunteer and are actively engaged in the community, and are committed to academic excellence. A connected career and classroom focus promotes a school-wide culture centered on genuine learning of college and career readiness skills. Because of our district’s focus and the high level of student engagement in the classroom, I feel like I am part of team who is positively contributing toward the development of the next generation.
This is a true community school. The parents support the district and the district supports the parents. In addition, the school, administration, and community value music. They look at it as essential to the over-all school experience for students, and concerts are always well attended! My dream job was to teach back at OHS, my alma mater. It is a great place to work because the staff works as a team. They put their students’ needs above their own wants. Everyone has students’ best interests in mind.
Being born and raised in the Oostburg community, I am well aware of the morals and values which have made the community strong. Now as a teacher within the district, I can demonstrate the same values which were modeled to me as I work with my students on a daily basis.