We were honored to host a distinguished guest speaker on April 27 – Holocaust survivor Nate Taffel. He was kind enough to fill in for Howard Melton at short notice. His emotional testimony of the terror and struggle of his adolescence spent in labor and concentration camps was filled with perseverance, strength, and a decision to overcome hate. He shares his appreciation of family, friends, and love. Thank you Mr. Kloepping for organizing this important event. http://holocaustcentermilwaukee.org/nate-taffel/ http://www.nathantaffel.com/
Celebrate National Children’s Book Week (May 1-4) @ OES “One World, Many Stories”
Monday, May 1st – One World, Many Stories, especially at bedtime: Wear your pajamas today. Home connection – Read a bedtime story with your child.
Tuesday, May 2nd – One World, Many Stories, about food and exercise from all over the world: Wear your sweats or workout clothes today. Home connection – Exercise and go for a walk with your child.
Wednesday, May 3rd – One World, Many Stories, no matter where you live and what you grow up to be: Wear something that tells about your future dreams (ie. profession, college, etc.). Home connection – Read a story with your children about something they would like to do when they grow up.
Thursday, May 4th – One World, Many Stories, and what wouldn’t make a child happier than reading stories!: Wear bright, happy colors today. Home connection – Share with your child your favorite childhood story or book.
Friday, May 5th – No school but keep reading!!
* Students will be sharing the title of their favorite book during their library time which will be turned into a recommended summer reading list.
Good morning, Parents.
As three very successful seasons are ending in Forensics, the Robotics team, and Destination Imagination, I would just like to encourage parents to take as active a role as possible in promoting these sorts of academic clubs with your children. Many of these co-curricular types of clubs can help your high school children become more well rounded, provide some quality real-world types of experiences (some of which may expose them to career connections or at least career related skills), and help them develop confidence in a variety of settings. We have noticed that many times the difference between those students who get involved in co-curricular clubs and those that do not simply comes down to the slightest of personal encouragement from either teachers or parents.
While we are a small school and our list of clubs reflects that reality. There are still a fairly wide range of opportunities including: Student Council, Destination Imagination, Key Club (Service), Archery Club, Forensics, Drama, Robotics team, Music opportunities such as Solo/Ensemble, Tech. Ed. clubs such as Project Grill or other competitive teams. We also have a small group of students interested in Business that run our school store, another small group of students who are on Mr. Allen’s technology crew.
The Sheboygan Area Youth Symphony’s Sinfonia Ensemble visited Oostburg Middle School on Friday, April 21, as part of their 2017 “School Tour” and performed for the 6th and 7th Gr. Band and General Music students. The annual tour is to help the Sinfonia prepare for their final season concert, which was held on April 23rd, and it is also used to recruit new musicians for their 2017-18 season, which begins in the fall. Auditions for interested MS and HS instrumentalists will take place at South HS May 4-6. For more information, contact Jill Hanes or Rebekah Mueller.
Help fund our 4th grade Oostburg DI team’s experience at Global Finals! In case you haven’t heard, “Ladies, Gents and Drama” will represent OSD in Tennessee. We have come so far and now we need a little extra boost.
There are two ways you can help:
- All school offices are accepting donations toward our efforts. Gifts in the form of checks can be made out to Oostburg School District.
- Support our Tamale Sale Fundraiser. Never heard of a Tamale Sale Fundraiser? We are DI, we think out of the box! Click for Details & Order Form.