Tickets for Oostburg High School’s production of Annie on November 14, 15 and 16 are SOLD OUT.
Good morning, Parents.
We are just under two and a half weeks from the first quarter grade reporting process. I mention this timeline because now may be a very good time for all of us as parents to check in with our students on their progress in each of their classes, if we have not done so already. If we do a detailed check on our children’s progress now, they still have some time–two weeks–to address any deficiencies and take corrective actions as necessary.
Many of us as parents have found that asking our high school age children to open Infinite Campus and describe to us (and show us) their current grades to be a really productive parent/child interaction. This is a very good way to execute this sort of a check in on their current grades because they know the background behind what can be seen in the Infinite Campus grade book. If things seem a little vague, we can ask follow up, or more specific, questions as we review their current grades. If we still have questions, we can call or email our children’s teachers to get clarification. This check in can also help us as parents to coach our students on how to finish the quarter in a strong way because most classes will have substantial assessments as the end of the quarter nears. Extra work now can have a positive impact on our children’s learning and quarter grades.
I am sure that many parents have already had a couple of these sorts of check in discussions with their children, but if we have not, this is a very good time to discuss their progress in each class, and guide them on what they should be doing between now and the end of the first quarter on November 5th.
Have a great week.Scott
Good morning, Parents.
It is Homecoming week at Oostburg High School. A week full of fun activities for students including dress up days, homeroom contests, evening events, and culminating on Friday with the Homecoming Parade, Pep Rally and the Homecoming Football game against Random Lake. The week of celebrations concludes on Saturday night with the Homecoming dance. We hope our students enjoy the week to the fullest, but we would also like parents to assist us by reminding your students that all of these celebrations happen around the classroom, not in the classroom. Please remind your high school aged children that while they enjoy the Homecoming festivities, they also have to do their jobs as students as well. Our faculty will be teaching lessons each day, and until lunch time on Friday, with the expectation that learning will continue as normal all week. Sometimes students get so focused on the excitement of Homecoming week, they forget about the school side of things. We will certainly remind them as teachers, and we would appreciate your support as parents in this area as well.
On Friday, the first three blocks before lunch should be pretty normal. Students should not be leaving school before 10:30. You can see from the schedule below that after lunch, many students become involved in preparing for the parade and pep rally, but those who are not involved in Band, Dance, Student Council, or Court are still assigned to their Block 4 classes.
Block 1: 7:25-8:25
Block 2: 8:30-9:25
Block 3: 9:30-10:27
Lunch and HR as normal
Block #4: 11:27-12:15 (Band and Dance released during the block as well as people involved with the parade, court, and pep rally.)
1:15 Pep Rally in the HS gym.
Enjoy the week,Scott