Middle School Update
May 13, 2023
Word of the week: Esprit de Corps
Esprit de Corps - devotion among members of group for each other and the group’s purpose
Dear Middle School Parents,
I cannot believe we are already at the last week of school! It has been quite a year! Thank you all so much for the precious teacher appreciation gifts for me and for the staff. Those gifts warm our hearts. During the summer please don't hesitate to contact me via email - I'll still be around! I will also be sending out a monthly update for June, July, and August to keep you abreast of all important information.
Returning Chromebooks and chargers: This week advisory teachers will be collecting Chromebooks and chargers. If there is an issue with the Chromebook that needs to be addressed, you will be getting an email from Mr. Andy Boatman with a Square link attached to pay for damages. If you purchased insurance he will cross-check with that list. Chargers are $35 if you have lost yours.
Enrollment for next year is open on Teacherease. The registration takes place on Teacherease, but directions can be found on our website: https://www.oakdale.org/46272. In the registration process, you will be directed to fill out a specials choice form with a link to a slideshow regarding the specials choices.
Middle School STEAM camps offered by our own Oakdale faculty! The link below is for the middle school STEAM camps offered by Mrs. Pitts and Mr. Burns, June 19-22. Camp names, information, and descriptions are embedded into the form. This is an excellent hands-on summer learning opportunity for our middle school students!
Cleats for Kids drive sponsored by former student, Kirk Goodwin: Cleats for Kids is a nonprofit in Oklahoma City that equips and empowers kids through sports by providing safe sports shoes and equipment, free of charge. A main part of the mission is, 'kids helping kids." One way we do this is through students having a collection drive. We are thrilled to have a collection drive at Oakdale! We accept any gently used and new sports shoes and equipment (any sport, any type, any size!). We are still collecting, so bring your gently used sports gear to school on Monday!
Semester tests are ongoing. See the schedule HERE. They are calculated into the semester average using the following formula:
Quarter 3, Quarter 4, semester test = semester average
- 6th grade - semester test is 10% of the semester average
- 7th grade - semester test is 15% of the semester average
- 8th grade - semester test is 15% of the semester average EXCEPT for Spanish 1 & Algebra which are 20% because they are for high school credit.
As always, please email me with any questions or concerns.
School Supply Ordering for 2023-24
Oakdale Physicals Night
Oakdale Physical Night!!
(Don't worry about setting a Doctor's Appointment; we have it covered!)
When: Tuesday, May16th from 5:30-7:00
Where: Oakdale Gym
Who: Participants of sports/athletics for the 2023-2024 school year
Cost: $20, all proceeds to the Oakdale Activity Fund
(Checks Preferable - made out to Oakdale School)
Print out and Bring the following forms:
- Physical, Concussion, Sudden Cardiac Arrest: https://s3.amazonaws.com/scschoolfiles/204/ossaaphysicalform2017.pdf
- Biological Sex affidavit: http://www.ossaa.net/docs/2022-23/MiscForms/MF_2022-23_BiologicalSexAffidavit_Parents.pdf
Please contact me if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you at Physical night. Go Rockets!
Oakdale Public School
Important Dates to Note...
- 5th grade super kids day - 12:45-2:45
- May School Board Meeting 6pm (moved to accommodate the band concert)
- Spirit Night at Sonic (122nd St, 3-8pm)
- Super Kids Day for 5th grade
- Oakdale Sports Physicals night from 5:30-7:00pm (more details coming)
- 5th grade and jazz band concert @ 7:00pm in the FA
- 8th grade graduation rehearsal (see details below)
- 6th/7th grade party AM / Dance 1:30PM
- 8th-grade graduation at 6:30 pm and LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!
8th grade info
Next week is a very busy week for the 8th graders!
● 8th grade day - Wednesday, May 17th, 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
9:00 - Drop your student off at Oakdale Church of Christ. If your child rides the bus or needs to be dropped off at 8:15, teachers will provide rides for them to the church from school.
10:30 - Volunteer parent drivers will transport kids from Oakdale Church of Christ to Top Golf.
11:00 - 1:00 - Students will enjoy Top Golf for two hours. There will be NO food purchases at Top Golf. There will only be drink stations.
1:00 - 2:30 - Drivers will take students from Top Golf to Chisholm Creek for lunch. Don’t forget money for lunch! There are various restaurants for the kids to choose from.
2:30 - Drivers will deliver kids home or back to school if they need to ride the bus or wait for a parent to pick them up at regular dismissal time.
● Graduation Rehearsal Day - Thursday, May 18th, 8:15 am - 10:30 am 8:15 - Arrive at Oakdale and report to advisory.
8:30 - 9:45 - Graduation Rehearsal in Fine Arts Center
9:45 - 10:15 - Sign yearbooks
10:15 Parents may pick kids up by the Fine Art Center entrance.
● GRADUATION! - Thursday, May 18th, 5:45pm
5:45 - Students meet in the middle school pod to check out gowns and prepare for the ceremony.
There will be a professional photographer taking photographs at the event.
8th grade day MORE INFO
Breakfast will be at Oakdale Church of Christ from 9-10:30. Please click the link to sign-up for food.
Their fun day will be at Top Golf with lunch to follow at Chisholm Creek after. Top Golf will be $12 with money needed for lunch. We have 78 students who will need to be transported from the church to Top Golf, Top Golf to lunch, and lunch back to Oakdale. We will also need 8 chaperones to stay at Top Golf to help. Please see the sign up for those. If you sign up to transport please make sure you remember to say how many you can transport.
Pay for Top Golf using the following link:
Scroll down to 8th Grade Day- Top Golf - Shop Now
Select the number attending and continue to cart.
Shelly Lott & Trica Keyser
Super Kids Day sign up for 5th grade parents
4th and 5th Grade's Super Kids Day
Date: Tuesday, May 16th
Time: 12:45-2:45 p.m.
Sign up to help with 4th & 5th Grade:
PTC Upcoming Dates (Instagram: @oakdaleptc)
5/15 - Sonic 3-8pm
EMHS summer sports camps for K-8th graders
Cafeteria & Transportation News
Summer Reading Skills Program
Weekly Teacher Updates
Mrs. Jill Willhoite
The Oakdale Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, veteran status, or gender.