2nd Quarter….already?

Happy Friday!

It’s hard to believe that we are a week into 2nd quarter already and snow is in the air.  I hope that parents that attended parent/teacher conferences on November 11 found them to be informative and helpful in understanding their child’s progress thus far and areas to focus on for improvement.  We are looking forward to our second night of parent/teacher conferences this Tuesday, November 18 from 3-7 pm.

With the end of a quarter comes report cards.  Report cards are being sent home with students today.  Please ask your child to see their report card and ask them questions about what they’ve learned so far this school year.  In order to ensure that parents received the report cards, we are asking that the report card envelope be signed and returned to school.  This will also allow us to reuse the same envelope all four quarters for your child.

Earlier this week, 32 students from
Oostburg Middle School participated in the Lakeland College Middle School Math
Competition.
Four teams competed against other area schools from Sheboygan County. Each team
had to include at least one sixth grade student and no more than four eighth
grade students. Our four teams finished 14th, 17th, 25th,
and 36th place out of 43 teams. Thank you to Ms. Gardon and these
students for representing OMS well!

In an attempt to “get to know our teachers” better, upcoming blogs will feature a “Teacher Feature”. This weeks Teacher Feature is Ms. Vandoske!  

Teacher Feature: MS. VANDOSKE

Ms. Vandoske is in her 2nd year at OMS.  She currently teachers 8th grade language and literature and had the privilege of attending a summer training on Readers Workshop at the Teachers College. Prior to coming to OMS, she taught English and Spanish at Racine Lutheran High School for 4 years. She’s a graduate of rival Howards Grove and is happy to be back in the area.  Ms. Vandoske loves to learn and try new ideas using technology in her classroom.  In fact, check out her blog at msvandoske.blogspot.com to learn more about what she is doing with her 8th grade classes.  Her proudest moments teaching are when students have that “aha” moment when they learn something new.

In her free time she likes to run, read, and cook.  She just finished her first full marathon last month. 26.2 miles….what an accomplishment!

Ms. Vandoske loves 8th grade as the students bring so much energy and life to the classroom.  She brings this same life and energy into her teaching.  She is continually learning best practice and implementing them in her classroom.  We are happy to have Ms. Vandoske at OMS!

Have a wonderful weekend,

Sherri Stengel