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End-of-the-Year Edition

Calendar of events

  • Apr 27- Community Engagement Meeting 6:00 at NHHS
  • Apr 28- NAVHPA Helicopter Display
  • Apr 30- Progress Reports
  • May 4- Family Matters (Summer Opportunities)
  • May 4- Builders Association Project with 6th Grade
  • May 5- 4th Grade Field trip
  • May 7- Last Day to Charge Lunches
  • May 7- 3rd Grade Field trip
  • May 7- Science Fair/PTO at 6:00
  • May 8- All Library Books Due
  • May 11- 2nd Grade Field Trip
  • May 12- 4th Grade Field Trip (A.M.)
  • May 12- Honors Society Induction at 1:30
  • May 13- 6th Grade Field Trip
  • May 15- 1st Grade Field Trip
  • May 19- Kindergarten Graduation at 6:00
  • May 19- 6th Grade Hangout
  • May 19- AR Goal Celebration
  • May 20- Field Day
  • May 20- NHHS Graduation at 8:00
  • May 21- Awards Day
  • May 21- Last Day for Students
  • May 28- Report Cards

New Hope/OCR Community Engagement Meeting

Join us Monday, April 27th, at 6:00 in the New Hope High School Cafeteria to hear our new Superintendent, Matt Massey, share his vision for our Madison County School System. Mr. Massey will be explaining his Four Pillars, and will be hosting a public Question and Answer time after his presentation.

Family Matters (MAY 4th)

May 4th will be our final Family Matters at 6:00 in the library. We will be looking at community events and fun activities to keep kids busy and learning during the summer months! OCRS will be hosting Camp Invention again this year, but will not have any other summer programs. However, New Hope Elementary, public libraries, camps, and other local organizations have a plethora of opportunities to keep students engaged.

Please join us for an informative presentation. Childcare will be provided for school-age children, light hors d'oeuvres will be available, and all who attend will be entered for a drawing to win a gift card!

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Pre-K Playground is now open!!

A huge "Shout-Out" to our legislators and community partners for supporting and assisting in the construction of our new Pre-K Playground! Thanks to the generosity and dedication of The OCR Homemakers Club, Senator Clay Scofield, Representative Ritchie Whorton, our Plant Manager John Davis, the OCRS PTO, and other volunteers, we were able to purchase and construct a top-notch Pre-K playground for the youngest of the students we serve.

The Grand Opening was held on Friday, April 24th, and the Pre-K students are thrilled to have a playground just their size!

North Alabama Chapter Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association Display

OCRS is honored to host a static display of the NAVHPA's "Buc 3" on Tuesday, April 28th. The North Alabama Chapter Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association seeks to:

Educate, Enlighten, Inspire, and Listen

-Discuss the Vietnam War

-Answer interesting questions for young and old

-Describe US Army Aviation, then and now

We seek to inspire and create an enthusiastic desire in younger generations for more information about aviation careers

-Our Docents alongside the helicopter relate their stories from flight school, combat tours, and follow-on careers

-Explain how helicopters fly

-Provide hands-on experience inside A/C

Awards Day Schedule (May 21st)

  • 6th grade- 7:45
  • 5th grade- 8:15
  • 4th grade- 8:45
  • 3rd grade- 9:15
  • 2nd grade- 9:45
  • 1st grade- 10:15
  • Pre-K - 10:45

These times are approximate. The Kindergarten class will have their Graduation ceremony on the 19th at 6:00 p.m.

A Note from the Principal

As the 2014-2015 school year comes to a close, I want to take just a moment to share how blessed and honored I have been to serve this community and these students. I am surrounded by a dedicated and talented staff who have worked tirelessly to create students who will become life-long learners.

Our students and staff have accomplished many things this year: from increasing literacy during the Parade of Readers, to continuing the success of our Boys to Men mentoring program and Family Matters meetings, to opening a Pre-K playground, to continuing our one-to-one technology program for students in 3rd through 6th grade. It has been a year of growth and accomplishment.

I am even more excited about next year as we continue to partner with parents to work with our students on The Essential 55, to teach students to take a personal interest in their own learning through goal-setting and student data notebooks, to enter the renewal process for the Blue Ribbon Lighthouse Award as a school, and to continue to join with the community to create a world-class education for our students.

We look forward to finishing out another successful year, and I wish you a safe and restful summer break!

-Scott Weeks

Easy ways to raise money for OCRS!!

Did you know that raising money for our school can be as simple as swiping a Publix card, using your REDcard at Target, or clipping Box Tops off of food packages? These are 3 ways to support our school that require little time or effort and make a HUGE impact!

Simply pick up a Publix card in the lobby, go online to register it for Owens Cross Roads, and swipe it every time you make a purchase.

You can also register your REDcard to support OCRS if you have one for your Target purchases.

Finally, clip Box Tops off of packages and send them in with your child. The class that collects the most each quarter wins ice cream from the PTO. We received a check for $1200 this fall, simply for collecting Box Tops!!

One more way to support education in this area is the Sign Up to Round up Program through Huntsville Utilities. It is an easy way to make a difference in public education, because pocket change can add up!

Your change supports The Schools Foundation programs including: National Math Science Initiative (NMSI) teacher training, Principally Speaking Network, and A+ College Ready components reaching over 53,000 students throughout Huntsville City, Madison City, and Madison County Schools.

Huntsville Utilities will round up your bill to the nearest dollar. The maximum contribution per year is only $12, but if we all contribute our change will really add up! Join us and ask your friends to do the same! The link is below.