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.
Month: April 2018
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.
Good morning, Parents.
Join us for the 19th Annual Community Walk/Run & Burger/Brat Fry sponsored by the OHS Student Council on Saturday May 19 at 10:30am (3 miles through Oostburg). Preregister by May 9th with your $25 donation to receive the event t-shirt! Following the walk/run is a free will donation burger/bray fry and bake sale open to the public at Oostburg High School. Registration forms online and in the office. Registration Form
Oostburg High School’s Underwater Robotics Team hosted their first “camp” for elementary school students on April 11. During this day, they rotated between a wide variety of stations that featured hands on science experiments run by members of the High School Robotics Team.
“One World, Many Stories.” National Children’s Book Week runs from April 30-May 4. There are different dress up days for your student to take part in. Enjoy, and happy reading!
Monday, April 30th: Rainbow Fish, by Marcus Pfister
- Wear the many colors of the rainbow today.
- Home connection – Read a story with your child about sharing.
Tuesday, May 1st: Clifford the Big Red Dog, by Norman Bridwell
- Wear red today.
- Home connection – Read a story about a pet with your child.
Wednesday, May 2nd: Goodnight Moon, by Margaret Wise Brown
- Wear your pajamas (or comfy clothes) today.
- Home connection – Read a bedtime story with your child.
Thursday, May 3rd: Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, by Dr. Seuss
- Wear a shirt or sweatshirt with the name of a place that you have visited.
- Home connection – Read a story with your child about a place you would like to visit.
Friday, May 4th: Curious George Rides a Bike, by H.A. Rey
- Wear sweats or workout clothes today.
- Home connection – Go for a bike ride or a walk with your child.
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.
5th grade students in Mrs. Klimek-Rychtik’s science class dove into Lego Mindstorms EV3 robotics with gusto! They were presented with open-ended challenges of programming a robot to follow a specified track, utilizing the ultrasonic sensors to detect “pedestrians” in its path, and changing speed when detecting different colors along the roadway (“construction zones”). Students worked together on the iPads to code the algorithms that would communicate with the robots using action blocks, loops, variables, and other programming options. This was a real test of teamwork, problem-solving, design thinking, computational thinking, experimentation, and growth mindset. Maybe these students will be involved in developing advancements in self-driving vehicles down the line! Way to go, fifth graders!
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.
Let’s help the local 4H group work towards making a dog park! Students: have your families take their aluminum cans to Nyhof, and let Nyhof know the classroom teacher(s). From there, Nyhof will contribute to 4H, as they work to raise money for the dog park. The class that brings in the most recyclable materials will get a PUP-Corn Party, provided by 4-H Rangers! Deadline is May 29th. 🐶🍿