The Oostburg School District will be conducting developmental screenings on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Elementary School for children born between June 1, 2015 and February 28, 2016. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please call 920-564-2392 by October 19. This free screening is available to all residents of the Oostburg School District. If you know of someone with a child needing to be screened, please spread the word!
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UW Colleges Continuing Education is offering several summer Youth STEM camps and High School Engineering & Leadership Experience that may be of interest to your son or daughter. The UW-Sheboygan campus is offering new Youth STEM camps during the summer that will be geared towards ages 8-14. These week-long camps will feature content in biomedical, mechanical, and civil/environmental engineering. UW-Sheboygan is also offering a college prep course called the High School Engineering & Leadership Experience which is for juniors and seniors. The Engineering camp is available for a UW elective college credit or without credit registration option. UW-Sheboygan has partnered with several local engineering companies for this week-long immersion camp. Please see forms for more information.
Oostburg Band Program
We will be having our instrument fitting night for all of the incoming 6th grade band students on Tuesday, May 15th. Fittings will begin at 3:30 and run until about 6:00 or so. Please sign up for the earliest 10 minute time slot in which you and your child can come in to try instruments to select the best fit for next year!
In addition to trying out and selecting an instrument, we will also have White House of Music representatives present to help talk you through the instrument renting process.
If you already have an instrument, please bring it with you so we can take a look at it to make sure it will work well for your child.
If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I hope you and your child are just as excited as I am to join the Oostburg Band Family!
Date: 05/15/2018 (Tue.) Location: Oostburg Middle School Band Room Sign Up for a Fitting
This summer, your student can have free access to thousands of ebooks that can be read from school, home, or on-the-go through Capstone. Students have the option of turning on supports like text-highlighting and professionally recorded read-aloud audio. You can even read off-line by downloading the app. Access is available May 1 – August 1. Click on the letter or go to Capstone Interactive Summer Reading Letter to access the login information. Happy reading!
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.
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. 🐶🍿