UW Colleges Continuing Education is offering several summer Youth STEM camps and High School Engineering & Leadership Experience that may be of interest to your son or daughter. The UW-Sheboygan campus is offering new Youth STEM camps during the summer that will be geared towards ages 8-14. These week-long camps will feature content in biomedical, mechanical, and civil/environmental engineering. UW-Sheboygan is also offering a college prep course called the High School Engineering & Leadership Experience which is for juniors and seniors. The Engineering camp is available for a UW elective college credit or without credit registration option. UW-Sheboygan has partnered with several local engineering companies for this week-long immersion camp. Please see forms for more information.
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This summer, your student can have free access to thousands of ebooks that can be read from school, home, or on-the-go through Capstone. Students have the option of turning on supports like text-highlighting and professionally recorded read-aloud audio. You can even read off-line by downloading the app. Access is available May 1 – August 1. Click on the letter or go to Capstone Interactive Summer Reading Letter to access the login information. Happy reading!
A few years ago, Mrs. Heinen read the book “A Long Walk to Water” to her fifth grade library class. The students were so touched by the story that they felt compelled to DO something. This is a summary of Mrs. Heinen’s presentation to the now-middle school students to inform them of their impact: http://bit.ly/2rjxlu6 Also, here is a short clip of the well-building in Sudan: http://bit.ly/2wd0Um7
On May 3rd, State Representative Terry Katsma visited our 8th grade students, as they have been learning about the three branches of government. He discussed his role in the Wisconsin Legislature and shared insights into the average day for a lawmaker when not in session.
6th graders had a great day at Discovery World taking part in hands-on science. The day included a “Forces” workshop where they learned about centripetal force, Newton’s laws of motion, Bernoulli principle, and sympathetic motion. From the photo gallery, you can see that Kelsey and Moses used the simulators, Savanna took a nap on the “Bed of Nails”, Wyatt attempted to “pulley” himself up, Caleb gave “Virtual Reality” a try, Michael gave “forces in motion” a go, students experienced electromagnetic touch, and Kevin tried his hand at the keyboard.
A BIG “Congratulations” to the 48 Oostburg students who competed in the state level ROV competition on April 29. The Middle school team won 1st place and the High school team won 2nd place (narrowly missing 1st place by only 6 out 430 points). There was an incredible amount of problem-solving and teamwork under pressure! Thanks to the coaches, Mr. Hendrikse and Mr. Boenisch, and parent & community supporters.
The Parents’ Music Club is again generously donating money to be divided among high school and middle school (new this year) music students interested in attending a summer music camp. Students who apply for a scholarship must be in a performing group at school during the school year before the camp and the entire school year following the camp; and must have volunteered at least once with the Parents’ Music Club during the past school year (either the student or a parent). Applications due May 2. Please see application for more details.
Boys & girls entering grades 4K-1 in fall, and girls entering grades 2-9 are invited to take part in YOUTH HOOPS CAMPS run by Coach Ketterhagen on June 11-13. Camp sessions include instruction, games, contests, and a t-shirt! Please see registration forms for times and details. Sign-up by May 4th.
OMS students recently took part in a college and career-related field trip experience to area schools and businesses. 7th grade went to LTC and Lakeland, and 8th grade went to Acuity. There was lots of fun, learning, and inspiration!
Tomorrow morning (4/10), OMS students will be starting Forward testing as stated in a letter that came home a couple weeks ago. The letter is attached here for your reference if you want to see the specific dates and times that we will be testing. Students have set goals related to the assessment and have been encouraged to take their time and put forth their best effort. As parents, you can help your child by ensuring they get a good night’s rest, eat a healthy breakfast, and have headphones to use. We’ve been reminding them about the headphones for a couple of weeks. Please ask your child if they have headphones and if they don’t, help them find a pair to bring to school to use for the listening test on Wednesday 4/11.
The staff at OMS certainly appreciate your support in helping put our students in the best position possible for success on the assessment!