December 1, 2023
Students in grades six through eleven are required to come into our OVA classroom on both Tuesday, December 5 and Thursday, December 7 to participate in NWEA testing. We will start at 9:30 a.m. on both days and be done within a couple of hours. Please have your students bring their charged Chromebook & a positive mindset! Once again, this is required by our district and program.
In-Person OVA Support
Our in-person academic support will be back up and running on Wednesday, December 6 from 10:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the OVA classroom at Otsego Middle School.
Our in-person SEL lesson with Mrs. Starr will also be back up and running on Wednesday, December 6 from 10:15 to 11:00 a.m. for grades 3 through 6 in the OVA classroom at Otsego Middle School. We haven't had any interest in the SEL lessons for grades 7-12, but if your student is interested, just email Mrs. Nast at email@example.com.
Capturing Kids' Hearts Survey
This past week, you have received a survey in your email from Mrs. Nast. If you haven't filled it out yet, please do so by clicking on the link below! Your feedback is so, so important to our program and district in regards to building relationships and putting our students' well-being first. Please have your student(s) check their emails as well for the student survey that was sent this past week as well!
Reminders from Mrs. Raseman:
Plan to join us for a movie and treats on December 20 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at OHS in Mrs. Raseman's classroom!
The end of the semester is quickly approaching. As you're finishing your courses, please be sure to email Mrs. Raseman with any questions you have.
Sign up for NWEA testing below!!!! Testing is next week!
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Capturing Kids’ Hearts
December's character trait is Responsibility. We utilize these character traits to help students both socially and emotionally. We understand that a student's mental well-being takes priority over their academic achievement, and that the more we pour into their heart, the more they will pour into us and their academics.
What is Responsibility?
Responsibility is the willingness and ability to take ownership of our thoughts, words, and actions. We have a responsibility to our school, family, and community to be accountable for our choices and how they impact ourselves and others.
Why focus on Responsibility?
- Responsibility teaches resilience. It is not possible to persevere and achieve our dreams without taking personal responsibility seriously.
- Responsibility empowers us to own our actions. There is great power in being able to make conscious, calculated choices to reach goals and manage those things in our control.
- Responsibility teaches us to manage our time and resources. Responsibly organizing and prioritizing needs is an executive function of the brain that improves with practice.