Junior Kindergarten students teamed up with a crew from Flying Dutch Media to learn about the news production, filming, and editing process. Students enjoyed the opportunity to flex their broadcast reporting muscles and share weather forecasts around the country — and even on the moon! Ah, the wonders of the green screen!
First through fifth grade students performed a diverse collection of songs during the annual OES Celebration of the Arts on March 13. Folk songs from around the world, rounds, southern spirituals, and popular classics were featured in both afternoon and evening performances. The gallery walk and chair auction were perfect accompaniments to this beloved fine arts event.
The Business 101 class at the high school will be putting on an entrepreneurial sale for the elementary students on March 20 & 22nd. The students have done some market research and are in the process of creating products for students to purchase on these dates.
All items are designed with a learning benefit in mind as well as cost $1 or less. The class would like students to have to choose between products, so please do not send any more than $2 along for the sale. The class has also learned about the importance of businesses having a positive social impact on the community. The students of Business 101 have decided to set a good example for the younger generation of Oostburg by donating all of their profits to Funds for Fighters, a charity to help fight cancer.
Business students have made elevator pitches, commercials, surveys, and print ads (see below). More information is forthcoming in the Friday Folder. Please contact Mrs. Otte with any questions. Thank you for your support in this cross-school initiative!
On March 16 and 17th, Oostburg School District will host the annual Solo and Ensemble music festival. In this student-produced video, teachers and students share their perspectives about getting ready for their performances. Schedules for this Friday and Saturday’s events at the Solo & Ensemble Festival can be picked up in the high school office (and will be available on both days of the performances). The Friday night schedule consists of large groups, and the Saturday schedule is solos/small ensembles. See you there! ?
Dear Oostburg Parents,
Our spring musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, concluded on Saturday night, and I would like to congratulate the cast, crew, and directors on their performance. A few things stood out to me, one of which was the large number of “first time” participants in a theater event, and a second was the dramatic (pun intended) growth of our upperclassmen when considering the difference between their first and last performances at OHS. This also had me thinking about our recent Top Ten Banquet and the advice from our seniors to their younger peers. The universal theme was encouragement to get involved early and often. The only regrets I heard from a few of those students was wishing they had become involved in an activity they now loved, earlier in their school experience.
A neat benefit in attending a smaller school is the opportunity students have to participate in a variety of activities. Watching the Drowsy Chaperone I saw students who also participate in athletics, student service and leadership, tech competitions, tutoring…. the list goes on and on. In fact, the play had such strong interest that almost all of the female parts were double cast.
For those families with younger children, we will be celebrating the arts at OES tomorrow evening with our annual spring concert and art show… and don’t forget the chair auction, where families can bid on student-created, hand-painted chairs mimicking the work of various famous artists.
If our spring musical and OES Celebration of the Arts leave you wanting to see even more from the talented students at OSD, you can stop in this Friday evening and Saturday as Oostburg hosts our regional solo and ensemble competition. Students from around the area will be performing group and individual vocal and instrumental pieces throughout the day, and guests can roam from room to room as our students share their gifts. I hope to see you at our upcoming events!
Enjoy this day!