All grade levels will participate. The fee will be $9.00 per student, which covers the use of skates for 5 days of P.E. Due to insurance purposes, we will be exclusively using Skatetime’s skates. Please return the permission slip that comes home with your child or find it in the forms folder on this page.
We hope you are able to join us this evening at OES for the second of five scheduled community information opportunities related to the upcoming referendum. We will meet in the OES library at 5:30 for an introduction followed by a tour of our facilities and time for guest questions. Regardless of whether you are able to join us tonight, please visit our website at www.oostburg.k12.wi.us and click on the referendum tab for more information. You may also contact us directly at 564-2383 ext. 4000 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please mark your calendars to vote on February 16!
Q: How do you plan to involve local contractors should this project be approved?
A: Using local contractors has been a priority since our earliest discussions. Our Board interviewed only the three architectural firms with strong local connections (Bray, Abacus and Smies Architects). Early in the process we also contacted the three area construction firms with the capacity to complete a project of this nature to inform them of our intentions to use an invited bid for this project with their local companies. Should this project gain approval on February 16th, incorporating local subcontractors will also be a priority.
Good Afternoon! Earlier this week, the Grading/Report Card Committee met for the first time. This committee is comprised of four parents of OMS students, two middle school teachers, an elementary school teacher, and me. We spent the bulk of this meeting brainstorming and building consensus around the purpose behind grades and report cards. After much discussion, we agreed that the main reason for grades and report cards is for communication. More specifically, communication around what a student knows and is able to do. As we continue to discuss grading at OMS and make recommendations around how to better communicate student learning, we will come back to this primary purpose of grades. This will be the lens through which we base future decisions.
You might be thinking, “Communication with whom?” This answer is multifaceted. Communication in the learning process is critical in the form of feedback between student and teacher. Students need to know what they are doing well, what they need to continue to work on, where the breakdown in learning is occurring, and how to accomplish their learning goals. Communication between student and parent and teacher and parent are also important so as parents, you understand what and how your child is learning. This allows you to ask questions and support your child in his or her learning.
In the next few months, as a committee, we will be examining current research related to grading, our current reality at Oostburg Middle School related to grading, and how we can improve our practices to maximize student learning and communication to those who care most about children and their learning; the parents and teachers! If you have any questions related to this committee and the work that we are doing, feel free to call me or schedule a meeting to talk.
Have a great weekend!