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It may be just nine short school days until the official end of the 2015-16 school year, but teachers and students at OMS are going strong. There is too much learning yet to take place, so we are maximizing the time we have left to keep students engaged and on-task. Students have been working tremendously hard on end of the year assessments so we can look at the data to see if students met the specific learning objectives we set for them this school year. It is a time to reflect on the progress both students and teachers have made in their learning. Staff are collaborating around and reflecting on what instructional strategies yielded the greatest impact on student learning and which ones didn’t have the impact we’d desired. We are learning from one another. Student and staff learning parallel each other.
Both in and out of the classroom, a lot happened at OMS this past week. The week started out with our second annual 5th grade transition night at OMS. I want to thank both Keri Kimble and Ashley Holzer for the work they did with the students to prepare them to lead their parents through a night of information to prepare them for their transition to middle school. I enjoyed the opportunity to meet and mingle with parents and students, answer questions, and ease any fears they may have. Later in the week, 8th grade students, under the direction of Mr. Brill, had the opportunity to fire off the rockets they built in science class. Furthermore, 7th grade science students had a science fair last night where they showed off the results of going through the scientific method on a problem or question of their choice. Mr. Ring’s 7th graders tested out various hypotheses that ranged from effects of music on concentration to electrical food to how color affects memory. The night culminated with our last OMS dance of the school year. Incoming 6th grade students were also invited. The event was well attended. Students left hot, sweaty, and all sugared up for Memorial Day weekend. Lots of fun was had by all!
Along with a continuation of learning in classrooms these last nine days of the school year, other important events are:
- Speaker on “Trafficking in Sheboygan County” from 6-8 pm in OHS Auditorium-June 1
- 6th grade field trip to Green Bay-June 6
- Read 180 field trip to Milwaukee Art Museum-June 7
- 8th grade fieldtrip to Great America-June 8
- 8th grade promotion ceremony at 6 pm-June 9
- Last day of school for students-June 10
Along with OMS staff, I encourage parents to continue to send the message to their children that school isn’t over…..yet. We are looking forward to having a productive remainder of the 2015-16 school year. Have a safe and most enjoyable Memorial Day weekend!
If you’d like to order football apparel for next fall, please use this form. Print the form, fill it out, include a check or cash payment, and return it to Miss Immel at the high school or drop it off at The Shoe Box. If you have any questions feel free to email us. Thank you for supporting Oostburg athletics and The Shoe Box!
This year’s Walk/Run on May 21st raised funds to be donated to the education fund for Matt Heinen’s family. With a record turn out of 214 registered walkers/runners and perfect weather, the event was a great success. The student council wants to thank everyone for their generous support for this family. The race, brat fry, and community support made for an amazing day!
Good morning, Parents.
As we enter the last four weeks of the school year, we would like to ask for the support of parents in setting the expectation that we will continue to focus on learning and being productive right up until the last day of school. This time of year there can be a lot of talk about “senioritis,” or just a general desire by all students to “relax” as the school year comes to a conclusion. As a faculty, our goal is to finish the year strong with high expectations that students continue to learn each day. All of our teachers plan to end the school year with a comprehensive unit which reviews the core skills and concepts of the class, and we plan to give comprehensive exams on the last few of days of school.
As teachers, we have learned over the years that if we give any indication of “relaxing” or “coasting” at the end of the year, students quickly pick up on those cues. In fact, we know we have responsibility to push back against this desire, and set expectations that we will continue to be productive with every school day. We feel that parents can help us considerably by reinforcing these expectations at home as well. Let your high school aged children know that missing days at the end of the school year is no different than missing at any time of the year. Share with them that it is only reasonable to expect that we will be productive with each day that is available to us.
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