OVS Weekly Update
January 5, 2017 Edition, Volume 56
Mark Your Calendars!
Learning Coach Trainings
K-5 learning coach presentations
Full-Time session- Jan. 9, 10, 11 in LC Lounge
9-9:15am Art-Ms. Barry
9:20-9:40am 4th-5th- Ms. Nommensen
9:50-10:10am 2nd-3rd-Mr. Dowling
10:20-10:40am K-1st- Ms. Rogers
10:45-11:15am Ms. Sechrest/Dr. Loewenstein
K-5 Part-time Session-Jan 9 & 11th- in classrooms
3:55-4:25pm Multi-student families-pick one classroom and retrieve handouts from other teachers
Friday, January 12
6-8th grade in LC Lounge
Students will work with Ms. Blackburn during this time-so bring them!
1:30-2:00pm All learning coaches overview of semester
2:00-3:00pm Overview for new(er) learning coaches--all invited, but may be review for returning LCs
K-5th grade in Classrooms-repeat of sessions during the week
2-2:30pm K-5 teachers present in classroom*
2:30-3:00pm K-5 teachers present in classroom*
*K-5 teachers will repeat each session for multi-student families
Other Important dates:
January 8th--NO school/NO ONLINE LESSONS
January 9th--2nd semester start for students
January 15th-No school/NO ONLINE LESSONS (Martin Luther King Day)
January 17th at 1:30pm-2:30pm -- School Picture Makeup day
January 23rd-- STEAMFEST @ 6-8pm at K-8 School
Welcome to the 2nd semester! We look forward to learning with you and your student(s). We are all learners at OVS. Our staff has learned so much from our learning coaches, students, and each other during this past year and a half of our existence. The more we learn about our students and their experiences, we will continue to shift our program to meet their needs. However, each student's needs vary. This is why our focus is to provide a personalized experience for students in our program. Your voice and engagement is critical in order to achieve this experience for our students.
What is personalized learning? Below is a definition that may provide more clarity.
“Tailoring learning for each student’s strengths, needs and interests–including enabling student voice and choice in what, how, when and where they learn–to provide flexibility and supports to ensure mastery of the highest standards possible" (iNACOL.org, Feb. 16, 2017).
We will continue to work towards a more personalized experience for students, but in order for us to do so, we need you! We need learning coaches to engage in conversations with the OVS team, attend trainings, and engage with other learning coaches. We will work hard this semester to provide opportunities for our community to have fun and learn together. So, we hope to see you often in 2018, because we are all in this together. And, might I add, we are all in this for the right reason. For our students!
Picture Make-Up Day
Welcome Our New Secretary: Brooke Donnelly
Spirit Week Don't forget the second week of each month is OVS Spirit Week and students are encouraged to wear their OVS shirts with pride! Go Ocelots!
Boxtop Collection Please start sending your clipped BOXTOPS to school. The teacher that collects the greatest number of box tops in the month of December will receive a prize for each of their students.
Be on the lookout for Ocelot paw prints We have asked our teachers to let us know of any classroom needs. They will keep posting these items on the Learning Coach Lounge door. Please consider adopting a paw print! You can then return the items directly to the classroom teacher. THANK YOU!
Synergy Board Vacancy The Synergy board is still seeking board members. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to help serve our community.
OVS T-shirts Available: We still have grey and blue t-shirts available for sale. There are limited sizes and quantities. The blue shirts are $10 and the grey shirts are $17. Here is what is available:
- Blue Shirt: Youth Medium (2) and Youth Large (1)
- Grey Shirt: Youth Extra Small (2), Small (3), Medium (3) and Large (5), Adult Small (2) and Adult Medium (2)
Ms. Roger's Classroom
Mr. Dowling's Classroom
Mr. Dowling Skill Support Schedule Sign up
Ms. Nommensen's Classroom
Mr. Gamble's Classroom
Weekly Online Math Lessons:
Each week I am teaching the current math lesson, per the pacing guide, for each subject online via ClassConnect. These sessions are mandatory and students will learn the concept through interaction with the teacher. Upon completion, students will take their check-up and be complete with that lesson. Recordings are available within the Content area after each session has completed.
- Fundamentals: (Monday @ 9:30) None – Starting week of January 22.
- PreAlgebra: (Friday @ 9:30) None – Starting week of January 19.
- Algebra: (Monday @ 10:15) None – Starting week of January 22.
- Algebra 1: (Friday @ 10:15) None – Starting week of January 19.
- Algebra 2: (Monday @ 11:45) None – Starting week of January 22.
- Geometry: (Friday @ 11:00) None – Starting week of January 19.
Ms. Blackburn's Classroom
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