OGS Mid-Year Report
Our school call-back is, "Avengers, assemble!" We filmed our annual back to school music video for our back to school assembly. This is something the students look forward to every year.
We were also able to add a third section of Preschool For All. This means that we can now potentially serve 20 more students ages 3-5. Miss Cross picked up this section. She now teaches Early Childhood in the morning and Preschool For All in the afternoon. She even received a brand new calming designed classroom through grant money!
Other August/September activities: Youth Mental Health training for staff PTO Cash Bash, PTO movie night, girls' basketball, Project Success, MAPS assessment.
Back to School
These students won Avengers stickers at our back to school assembly!
Third grade reading to preschool.
Back to School
Retired staff members volunteer at OGS
Julie Welch, Betsy Vacketta, Cindy Boen, Debbie Moore, Jan McFarland and Nancy Linn
On October 25 we held our annual Halloween dance. This dance is organized solely by sixth grade students. All the snacks and decorations were donated and Mr. Dunavan donated his time to DJ the dance. We also use it as an opportunity to give back to the community. Students donated over 150 items for the Oakwood Food Pantry!
Lunch on the Lawn
Ben Darling and his family enjoy lunch outside on a beautiful day.
This group organized the dance and are pictured with our donation for the OFP.
The Sanderson sisters won for best group costume!
Mrs. Dudley created a bulletin board to show off STAR student work. Students from all grade levels are featured for submitting excellent work!
During November we also held our fall book fair in conjunction with Grandparents' breakfast. Each grade level was invited to bring their grandparents in for breakfast followed by shopping at the book fair.
Other November activities: Family Reading Night, Read Across America, planning for writing curriculum, start of boys' basketball, Harlem Wizards performance.
Evening of Excellence
Miss Sandy and her mom celebrate a special night.
We are proud of our students!
Brooklyn Farris enjoyed breakfast with her grandparents.
Our wonderful PTO organized a Santa Shop for students to shop at and buy presents for family members. We also had an area where students could get free gifts if they didn't have any money. The PTO also had Santa and Mrs. Claus visit OGS. Each student was given a picture with Santa and a book.
Congratulations to the following teachers for receiving a grant from OCEF:
Nicole Johnson and Jennifer Rupp- QBall microphones
Dawn Brown- Math Stackers
Other December activities: kindergarten gingerbread unit, staff Promethian Board training, second quarter positive behavior assembly, staff runaway Santa activity, teachers observing Courtney Hemker and Nichole Jones teach writing.
Through the kindness of community members we were able to pay off all past due lunch balances that accumulated over the first semester. We are always blown away by the kindness of our community!
Thank you to Carol Moore for coming up with a hashtag for OGS!
Aria Elliott takes an elfie selfie!
Thank you to Santa and Mrs. Claus for visiting and to Laura Ruch for taking pictures.
Two of Mrs. Johnson's students use the QBall during an activity.