OVCA Middle School Bison Blast

April 2017

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In this edition...

State Testing is in Aprill

Upcoming Events

Community Service Project for Military

How to re-register for next year

Enter great contests!

Fun Learning Activities

Summer Academy Information

Learning Coach Resources

Getting Connected with OVCA families & Booster Club

Teacher Shout Outs

Box Tops for Education

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We can't wait to see YOU at testing in April!

Follow these easy steps to double check your testing schedule

  1. Log into: https://www.testingnirvana.com/login/index.php
  2. Choose your school in the drop down/scroll down section: Notice we are Oklahoma Virtual Academy/ISOK
  3. Enter your email we have on file and your student's last name. if your email we have on file isn’t correct, let your homeroom teacher know!

Once you are logged in, click on Spring Testing 2017.

You’ll see some red writing…just scroll down!

You’ll also see on the left of your student's test schedule:

Please read the testing guide and IF and only IF your student is riding with someone other than a family member they will need the transportation waiver form.

If you are a returning family, please NOTE some locations in certain cities have changed!

McAlester, Glenpool and several others are testing in the same city but the location has changed from years past! When you check your student's tests, there is a map available on that section. Do NOT go to the wrong location! J That will put a damper on the day for you and we will be worried about where you are! I use a site called Mapquest that I can put in my home address and the address I’m going to so I have step by step instructions on how to get there. I like to print things!

Have questions? Please contact your homeroom teacher. They are happy to help!

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Here is what's coming up!

April – State Testing - Look below for details on how to check your schedule

May 10 - Super Kids Day & Color Run in OKC and Tulsa areas

May 25 - Re-registration ends for 2017-18 school year

May 25 – Last Day of School!

Help us help others! Donations accepted at all testing sites

There are literally hundreds of Oklahoma military members currently or soon to be separated from their families for a deployment. OVCA students are working on a community service project to prepare and send care packages to these soldiers overseas. You have an opportunity to help this project be successful. Each testing site will have a bag or box available to collect donations, The picture shows a list of suggested items, but anything you are willing to give will be utilized and appreciated! Please email chnichols@okvirtual.org if you have any questions. We have over 60 empty boxes ready to be filled with your donations and mailed off!

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What are your plans for next year? Let us know today!

Re-Registration for 2017-2018 school year has begun!

All families must log in from the Learning Coach account and select either registering or not registering for next school year. Click here for a step by step guide through the re-registration process.

Please note!

It can take up to 48 hours for our office to process your documents so your status will not automatically say approved. You will need to check back later to see your updated status

Here is a link to the Parent Information Session hosted by our principal, Mrs. Powell.


REMEMBER! It is vital you mark your student so they are not mass withdrawn in May!

For Questions about Re-registration Contact:

OVCA K-8 405-259-9478 ext 1008

OVCA 9-12th 405-259-9478 ext 1003

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Join us for some great fun!

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Middle School Color Run - OKC Area

Wednesday, May 10th, 10-11:30am

1501 West Covell Road

Edmond, OK

We will be at pavilion #2. A park map will be sent in email. Click here to RSVP. We hope you will join us!

Middle School Color Run - Tulsa Area

Friday, March 31st, 10-11:30am

5202 South Hudson Avenue

Tulsa, OK

We will be at the southwest pavilion. A park map will be sent in email. click here to RSVP. We hope you will join us!

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Show off your poetry!

Student Poetry Contest

American Library of Poetry

Student Poetry Contest
Accepting entries from now through April 30, 2017.

The Student Poetry Contest is open to all students, residing in the USA or Canada, enrolled in grades 3-12
(including home schooled and tutored children)
Each entrant may submit one poem of no more than 20 lines on any subject
and in any style except concrete (shape poems) provided that the poem is the original and individual work of the entrant.
Click here to read the official rules of the contest.

If you have any problem using the form, please email your entry, along with a note explaining the difficulty, to contest@libraryofpoetry.com
Entries are also accepted via standard mail with an entry form attached.

Cha Ching! Check out these student contests!

Newspapers in Education is offering every Oklahoma student the opportunity to participate in five different student contests for a chance to win $250.00. TEACHERS, if your student wins, YOU WIN $500.00! All student contests listed below are ending at midnight on April 30th, 2017. Every student submission equals an entry into the drawing!

History Day 2017

The 2017 Oklahoma National History Day contest will be May 3–4, 2017 at the Oklahoma History Center. Once you have chosen a historical topic related to the annual theme you will conduct primary and secondary research. ENTRIES ARE DUE APRIL 30, 2017

STUDENTS: Share your History Day Idea with us and both you AND your teacher will be entered to WIN! Click here to share your ideas!

Soaring Oklahoma: Aerospace & Defense

There are over 108,000 jobs currently available in the state of Oklahoma in Aerospace and Defense, it is clear that the industry is growing at a rapid rate! ENTRIES ARE DUE APRIL 30, 2017

STUDENTS: Share your career summary or scavenger hunt results with us and both you AND your teacher will be entered to WIN! Click here to share your summary or results!

Oklahoma Rocks!

Fossils Come Alive!

Becoming a Geodetective—Solving Earth's Mysteries ENTRIES ARE DUE APRIL 30, 2017

STUDENTS: Answer the questions on Activity #1 or Activity #2, submit them and both you AND your teacher will be entered to WIN! Click here to submit your answers!

Fire Prevention 2016

Have some fun while learning about fire safety! ENTRIES ARE DUE APRIL 30, 2017

STUDENTS: Share your comic, news story or video with us and both you AND your teacher will be entered to WIN! Click here to share!

Lung Health 2017

Learn more about lung health and share what you learned!

Mail your entry by April 30, 2017

STUDENTS: Share your comic, poem or rap with us and both you AND your teacher will be entered to WIN! Click here to submit your comic, poem or rap!

What are you doing this summer?

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Click here for the many free or inexpensive app's based on grade levels.

Wednesday Workshops for Learning Coaches will return in May!

We will not host LIVE sessions during the month of April due to State Testing. Please check out the links below for some wonderful resources just for you!

Learning Coach University

K12 Learning Coach University™ was created to support the Learning Coaches who guide the schooling of their children at home. Online classes provide a clearer understanding of the developmental process of learning as well as effective strategies and resources to use at home to help every child succeed. Click here to view the upcoming sessions.

Motivate 2 Activate

K12 and School at Home Effectively are pleased to offer the Motivate 2 Activate Series for Learning Coaches. Click here to view the sessions.

Click on the topics below to watch previous session from Motivate 2 Activate!

#1 What Motivates Your Student click here for recording

#2 Your Role as a Learning Coach click here for recording

#3 Practice Make Progress click here for recording

#4 Game Plan for Chronic Issues click here for recording

#5 Arguing, Complaining, and Whining click here for recording

#6 Holding Students Accountable click here for recording

#7 Responsibility for School Work cick here for recording

K12 Customer Support

K12 Customer Support https://www.help.k12.com/s/

Wondering what browser you are using?

Click here to find out!

Watch this video on how to check grades and progress.

Click here

Keep your Computer Running Smoothly

Too keep your computer running smooth, you will need to clear your cache and cookies on a regular basis. What are cache and cookies? Check out this article! https://www.help.k12.com/s/article/Internet-Browsers-Clear-Cache-and-Cookies

Come Join the OVCA Booster Club!

Next Booster Club Meeting will be in May

Below is a recording link for the Booster Club meeting held on February 6th.

Recording link: https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/jwsdetect/playback.jnlp?psid=2017-02-06.1459.M.CB419E4E3AAE7E6AA4E851E228B910.vcr&sid=559

Would you like more information about OVCA Booster Club?
Sign up for our email list here

Thank you for supporting OVCA students and families!

Get Connected!

Want to meet other families in your area? Get connected with our Co-Op’s around the state. Click here to sign up for additional information on OVCA Co-Op’s.

OVCA Co-Op Email List

OVCA Military CO-OP https://www.facebook.com/groups/385954058264501/

OVCA CO-OP South Central https://www.facebook.com/groups/1426537394234389/
OVCA CO-OP Northeast https://www.facebook.com/groups/168538123342038/
OVCA CO-OP North Central https://www.facebook.com/groups/547015578702224/
OVCA CO-OP Tulsa https://www.facebook.com/groups/1396437950590840/
OVCA CO-OP OKC https://www.facebook.com/groups/ovcacoop/
OVCA CO-OP Southwest https://www.facebook.com/groups/678593742152182/

Students and families in the OVCA Military Co-Op were interviewed and photographed recently by the k12 marketing team! They will be featured in future advertising to military families nationwide! Join us today to be a part of what we are doing! Email OVCA's Military Base Site Coordinator at chnichols@okvirtual.org for more information!

Let's show our teachers some love!

Click on the link below and give your teachers a special shout out!

Teacher Shout Out!

McDonalds Teacher of the Month contest - Make your submissions on Twitter!

McDonalds of Central Oklahoma is proud to announce their sponsorship of the “Teacher of the Month” program beginning Oct. 17.

Every month a teacher will be selected based off of a submission on why they are deserving of this recognition, submissions can be made by anyone.

Submission will be received via Twitter, @McDCentralOK using #McDTeacher.

Winners receive a $100 Gift Card, $25 McDonald’s Arch Card, School Supplies for their classroom and featured on our Twitter page.

Got Box Tops?

OVCA Booster Club is collecting Box Tops for Education. You can mail them to the office or bring them to one of our outings. We appreciate your support!

OVCA Office
Box Tops- Attention: Sondra Callaway

1160 S. Douglas Blvd.

Midwest City, OK 73130

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