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Oostburg School District students benefit every day from the leadership and vision of our school board. This week is Wisconsin School Board Appreciation Week, and I would like to take a moment to recognize and celebrate the commitment of our board of education members.
The key work of our school board is to raise student achievement by:
- Creating a vision for what the community wants the school district to be and for making student achievement the
- Formulating school district policy
- Maintaining school facilities
- Ensuring progress is measured to be sure the district’s goals are achieved and students are learning at expected levels;
- Forming partnerships with others in the community to solve common problems; and
- Focusing attention on the need for continuous improvement by questioning, refining and revising issues related to student achievement.
In addition to the responsibilities listed above, our school board spends many hours working to understand the rapidly changing world of school finance, budgeting, standards, and assessment. Our board members are visible and active in our school buildings and community. The questions they ask, the direction and guidance they provide, and the actions they take, allows us to fulfill our mission to prepare students to be productive and positive contributors to society and the world.
School board members give our citizens a voice in education decision making. Even though we
make a special effort to show our appreciation in October, their contribution is a year-round commitment.
The members serving our district are as follows: Jim Swart, Eric Hartman, Wendy DenBoer, Terry Lemkuil, Deb Harmeling, Jack Stokdyk, and Mari Kretz. Please join me in saying thank you to our school board members for their servant leadership.
Show your school spirit with an Oostburg car decal! Available in the high school office for only $5.
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Had the privilege of joining our 8th grade today for their "genius time" - quizzing them on their project plans t.co/8zHsRpQnZTShow 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.