Order your Lady Dutch Soccer Big East Conference Champs t-shirt for $15 by June 3! http://bit.ly/2IXMex4
The Two Club Golf outing is coming up June 2. All proceeds are in support of the OHS Football Booster Club! If you don’t wish to play but would still like to support, any raffle items you would be willing to donate are appreciated. Register soon — It’s sure to be a tee-rrific day! Details can be found here:
This week is Teacher Appreciation week, and I would like to share how thankful I am for the interdependence we have between the staff in our three buildings as we work together to achieve our goals. I believe our students benefit from a staff that has a growing understanding of the unique differences and opportunities at each building level in our district. That level of understanding is not common in most districts where departments and certainly buildings operate in silos.
My mom taught 5th grade for most of her career, so even though I was a high school biology teacher, I have always respected the work of teachers at younger levels. I saw how hard my mom worked, and I recognized we had the same type of staff across the grade levels in Oostburg, but until I actually experienced and learned from the OES staff during my time as elementary principal, I didn’t understand the challenges and opportunities which present themselves at different grades. Each position and role in our school is different and uniquely important to achieving our mission, and we are fortunate to have an invested and caring group of educators serving our kids.
I would like to thank our teachers for their strong focus on working as a team, for their ability to listen and learn together, and for helping to support one another in achieving our mission of ensuring all students are learning at high levels so they can become positive contributors to society and the world. Now that I am approaching 30 years in this business I believe I have a context to make some comparisons, and I believe our staff has collectively never been stronger.
We have been achieving some uncommon results and getting better in ways that are clearly measurable. Uncommon results require a lot of hard work, and as we enter Teacher Appreciation Week I would like to thank our staff for contributing to who we are as a district and the outcomes we are seeing. I invite parent and community members who read this post to reach out and join me in saying THANK YOU to our teachers.
Join us for the 19th Annual Community Walk/Run & Burger/Brat Fry sponsored by the OHS Student Council on Saturday May 19 at 10:30am (3 miles through Oostburg). Preregister by May 9th with your $25 donation to receive the event t-shirt! Following the walk/run is a free will donation burger/bray fry and bake sale open to the public at Oostburg High School. Registration forms online and in the office. Registration Form
In honor of Earth Day, the Oostburg Parents Music Club (OPMC) is sponsoring a “Band Instrument Recycling Week” from April 23-27. If you have a gently used and still playable (or nearly playable) band instrument taking up space in your home that you would like to donate to the Oostburg School District Band program, please drop it off at the OHS main office during school hours, 7:30-3:30, M-F, Apr. 23-27 or before/after the Spring Concerts on May 7 and May 14.
If you are unable to drop it off or have questions, please call Jill Hanes at 920-564-2383 x2207 and leave a message with your name, phone number, and best time to contact you. If you know the value of the instrument, you may ask for a donation receipt to use for your 2018 income tax preparation. (We are unable to estimate an instrument’s value ourselves, so please contact a reputable music store for assistance.) Donated instruments will be used by band students in gr. 6-12, with priority given to students with financial need, because we believe everyone should be in band and everyone should have access to an instrument! Please help us, if you can. Thank you!
Due to some continuing blowing and drifting which is anticipated to limit visibility early this morning, Oostburg School District will be on a 2 hour delayed schedule. All bus routes and class schedules will resume after that delay.
On Saturday, MAY 5 (updated) the Key Club will be hosting their annual Spring Service Saturday. From 8am – noon students go out into the community to serve those in need in any way possible. If you or someone that you know would like some help please let them know! Our students are able to do just about anything. Even though some of you might not “need” the help and are fully capable of completing the jobs on your own, this group would still love to help make any job more manageable or simple take care of it for you!