Oak Grove News

Weekly Update ~ August 31, 2020

Student Council

We are getting ready to begin an exciting year of service to our school and community! Would you like to be a part of this club?

Who can join? Any 6th, 7th, or 8th grade student

When do you meet? For this school year, we will meet after school beginning at 4:00. There will be monthly meetings and we will hold the same meeting a couple of days in case you can't make one.

Who gets to run for an office? Normally, it is the incoming 8th grade class. We did not get to hold elections last year in May, so we will run our elections this fall.

I was interested in running and am still interested in running for an office. What should I do next? If you are a current 8th grade student who has been a part of student council in the past, or you are new to our school, email Ms. Douglass and share what you are interested in running for. You can pick ONE office and they are: President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. I need to receive an email with this information from you by Friday, September 4 at 2:30. I will set up a Google Meet with you and explain our next steps.

So what next?

Want to join as a volunteer member of student council? Join our Google Classroom with this code: hhr3eqi

If you are an 8th grader running for office, send me an email with the required information by September 4 at 2:30 to douglass@ogschool.org.

From the Office

Please send any notes regarding your child to the Office's new email address: ogsofficestaff@ogschool.org

Whenever there is a change in your child's dismissal schedule, please send an email to ogsofficestaff@ogschool.org, as well as their teacher. For example, if your child rides the bus and you need to pick them up that day, we are asking you to copy the office on your email to the teacher. Please contact the Mr. Heckel if you have any questions.

PTO News


Please join us for the September PTO meeting, this Friday at 11:30am. Zoom meeting details below. Please review the meeting minutes from our last two meetings for approval.

  • 5/20/2020 PTO Minutes HERE
  • 8/7/2020 PTO Minutes HERE

Join 9/4/2020 PTO Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 815 5058 7597
Passcode: 214953

Remember to order your OGS spirit wear! To place an order, click HERE.

The deadline to order is September 14th. Please contact Courtney Johnston at johnstoncourtneyr@gmail.com with any questions.


THANK YOU to all the parents who came out to Chalk the Walk the evening before school started! It looked fabulous and all the teachers and students loved it! Special thanks go out to Beth Zender who set it up for us!


Help us collect pictures for next year’s PTO calendar! If you have any back to school images you would like to share, please use the below link. You can also find this link on the PTO’s webpage (www.ogschool.org/pto).



You can support the Oak Grove PTO when you shop on Amazon! Just go to Smile.Amazon.com and select OAK GROVE SCHOOL DISTRICT PTO, INC as your charity of choice. Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the Oak Grove PTO at no cost to you.


No more clipping. Scan your receipt. Use the Box Tops app to scan your receipt and earn 10¢ per label. The app will find participating products purchased at any store and instantly add cash to our earnings.

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Band News

Morning band rehearsals have started, and afternoon lessons will be scheduled in Google Classroom.

This Wednesday is a remote learning day, so we will NOT be meeting for morning band or afternoon lessons.

Mr. Farris, Mr. Frankowski, and Mr. Jones will be meeting together and speaking with other area band directors to see what is happening in and around our district.

Next Monday is Labor Day, Enjoy the extra long weekend!

5th graders will continue in the Essential Elements book one and transition into the second year Essential Elements book two.

Symphonic Band grades 6-8, will start right in with the Accent on Achievement book three in rehearsals & lessons.

Curriculum Corner

Hello Oak Grove Community,

Wednesday, September 2nd will be a Remote Planning Day for our teachers. All students Eagles@School and Eagles@Home will have no synchronous classes on this date. Instead of having synchronous instruction, students will complete any independent assignments/tasks from their teachers and they will also complete two assessments in iReady, one in reading and one in math. Each assessment will take approximately 45-60 minutes to complete. Some students may need a break and time to walk away from the assessment for a bit and that is okay. The assessment can be paused and pick-up right where they left off. While formal testing directions will be sent to you, here is a 6 minute video that will help you get a better understanding of how to help your child prepare for the assessments.

Things to note:

  • Provide your child a quiet place where they can concentrate

  • Have them take a break in between assessments

  • Tests can be paused if they need a break during the assessment

  • The assessment window is open throughout the day, there is no scheduled time to take the assessments - work with your schedule

Here’s the abridged version of the video: 2 minutes

Here’s the longer version of the video: 6 minutes

i-Ready At Home Quick Guide PDF

Curriculum Nights

We are excited to bring to all of our families a virtual curriculum night next week. This will be an opportunity for all families to hear directly from their child's teacher about school this year and all of the amazing things that your child will be doing this year. All events will take place between 6:30 PM and 8:00 PM. We will be sending out more detailed information this week for families so that you can plan accordingly.

K-2nd Grade - Tuesday, September 8th

3rd-5th Grade - Wednesday, September 9th

6th-8th Grade - Thursday, September 10th

Virtual Backpack

Please click HERE to view the flyers in our virtual backpack. Flyers are updated weekly, so please check back often so you won't miss any of the events going on in our community.

Oak Grove School Board of Education

Click HERE to view Board Agenda and Minutes