ISOK Mission Log

September 2017

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Have you been to Phoenix Rising? You don't want to miss it!

Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings 8:30am-9:00am join us for Phoenix Rising! Stay in the know and start your day off with us. Link is in your Class Connect Session list. See you there!

Upcoming Events

September 22: Outing - Focus on Agriculture and Natural Resources

October 6: Outing - Focus on IT/Broadcasting

November 3: Outing - College Tours

December 1: Outing - Service Projects

January 19: Outing - Celebrate ISOK

February 23: Outing - Focus on Health Care/Career Tech

March 30: Outing - Focus on Hospitality/Tourism


*Watch student email for details on upcoming outings!

September 22nd Outing - Career Focus: Agriculture and Natural Resources

We hope you will join us! Click here to Sign Up!

  1. Woolaroc Ranch – NE Site ( Bartlesville) https://www.woolaroc.org/ - cost will be 5.00 per person.
  2. 2017 State Wildlife Expo Central site ( Gutherie) - https://www.wildlifedepartment.com/expo- FREE event. Meet at the entrance and look for the ISOK sign!
  3. Chisholm Trail Heritage Center – SW Site ( Duncan) http://onthechisholmtrail.com/ cost will be 4.00.
  4. Robbers State Cave Park SE Sites- Wilburton - http://www.travelok.com/listings/view.profile/id.6415- Free event. Students and staff will be going on a hike. Wear sturdy shoes and pants.
  5. Alabaster Caverns State Park NW Site ( Freedom) - Cost $7 for students 6-13, adults 13 and over are $10. Tours are each hour on the hour. Students and staff will need to wear sturdy shoes and pants. http://www.travelok.com/listings/view.profile/id.110?CMP=PPC_G_SP123_AlabasterCavernsStatePark&utm_source=google&utm_campaign=State%20Parks%20(1-3)&utm_medium=cpc&utm_content=Alabaster%20Caverns%20State%20Park&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI4f_Zor3j1QIVCQ1pCh0kzQmVEAAYASAAEgLjbvD_BwE
  6. Virtual Study Hall
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Opportunity to help students at Texas Virtual Charter Academy following hurricane Harvey

Hundreds of our TXVA students and their families have been affected by the devastating hurricane Harvey. Many of our students have been forced out of their homes and have lost so much, including personal belongings like school supplies. We are asking for donations so that we can support as many students as possible by replacing these much needed school supplies. The donations will be transferred to gift cards and mailed to the student. We want our amazing students to return to school feeling as prepared and supported as possible! Every donation is appreciated and will help a TXVA student.
You can make a donation by clicking here.

Congratulations to our August 2017 Students of the Month!

7th Grade: C. Cole and H. Quinn

8th Grade: J. Applegate and N. Armstrong

9th Grade: C. Hall and K. Padilla

10th Grade: D. Wheeler and E. Maples

11th Grade: D. Williams and T. Willis

12th Grade: R. Stockton and H. Hildreth

Congratulations to our August 2017 Staff and Teacher of the Month!

Erika DeLuca - Advisor

Deanna Duerson – Science Teacher

Don’t forget to vote! Faculty of the Month Students votes will determine the outcome!

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Gifted and Talented Testing

At ISOK, our program is for gifted and talented students at all grade levels. If you are identified as gifted or talented, you will be invited to attend virtual and in person enrichment classes, as well as clubs and extracurricular classes designed to specifically to fit your needs.

Watch a recording to learn more about the program by clicking here.

To sign up to take the GT test, please click here.

Contact Amy Conder at aconder@insightok.org for more information.

Attention: Use Firefox Browser

For the best user experience, we recommend accessing your online classes using the Mozilla Firefox browser. To download the most recent version of Firefox, please visit: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/.

Keep your Computer Running Smoothly

Too keep your computer running smoothly, you will need to clear your cache and cookies on a regular basis. What are cache and cookies? Check out this article! https://www.help.k12.com/s/article/Internet-Browsers-Clear-Cache-and-Cookies

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Look at these great opportunities!

Student Art Contest ( students can submit original art for a new license plate)

Submissions due by Sept. 22nd

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister invites all Oklahoma Pre-K through 12th-grade students to enter their best work. The winner’s creation will be featured on the new Oklahoma License to Educate Plate to benefit teacher recruitment efforts.

http://sde.ok.gov/sde/licensetoeducate


Oklahoma Teen Book Convention

October 28, 2017

OKTBC is an annual one-day free event for teens and YA-lit fans, aimed at connecting Oklahoma teens to YA authors and books. The mission of the Oklahoma Teen Book Convention is to provide an opportunity for teens to celebrate a love of reading through a multi-faceted experience of diverse activities in an inclusive and accepting environment.

https://oktbc.org/

National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month. Here are some tips to help kick off your planning for the month of September. Click here for more information.

“Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.” We can all take action to prepare. This year’s themes focus on the NPM goal to increase the overall number of individuals, families, and communities that engage in preparedness actions at home, work, business, school, and places of worship.


NPM Theme: “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.”

2017 Weekly Themes

Week 1: September 1-9

Make a Plan for Yourself, Family and Friends https://www.ready.gov/


Week 2: September 10-16

Plan to Help Your Neighbor and Community https://www.ready.gov/make-a-plan


Week 3: September 17-23

Practice and Build Out Your Plans https://www.ready.gov/get-involved


Week 4: September 24-30

Get Involved! Be a part of Something Larger https://www.ready.gov/publications

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Counselors Corner

Attention 11th and 12th Graders! Regional College Fair Programs

Don't miss this great opportunity to submit your application for Oklahoma's Promise:

http://www.okhighered.org/okpromise/


Contact your Advisor or Dr. Sanders if you have questions.

Attention 11th and 12th Graders! Regional College Fair Programs

Sign up here: https://register.gotocollegefairs.com/Registration/EventSelectForState?StateName=Oklahoma



Please take the opportunity to attend a college fair near you.

A representative from Oklahoma colleges/universities will be on hand to answer questions regarding their institution and programs offered on campus.


***It is your responsibility to contact the college fair site before traveling to ensure the event has not been cancelled. These are not OVCA sponsored events therefore, we do not have control over the events or sites.

2017 Zach Taylor First Amendment Essay Contest

Oklahoma high school students are encouraged to participate in this upcoming essay contest that will highlight the First Amendment. Participants should pick one of the freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and write an essay about that freedom’s importance to our daily lives. Students are encouraged to do factual research and to write creatively and personally, rather than write a report.


Three students will win cash prizes, courtesy of Freedom of Information Oklahoma. First prize is $300, second prize is $200 and third prize is $100. Seven students will receive honorable mentions and gift cards.


The essay contest deadline is October 18.

Download the contest flyer for additional information.

If you have questions, contact Bill Young, Public Information Manager for the Oklahoma Department of Libraries, at bill.young@libraries.ok.gov.

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Calling all LC’s! Check out Wednesday Workshops! You will NOT regret it!

Click HERE to watch a 2 minute video explaining what Wednesday Workshops are and why we want you to attend!


Check out the calendar to see which topics will be offered this school year at http://okvirtual.net/p-resources.php


Are you an expert at one of the topics being offered? Or do you have vast experience as an LC and you would love to share your knowledge with others? PLEASE email Nicole Ellison at nellison@k12.com She is always looking for LC’s to share the mic!


What: Wednesday Workshops will offer a weekly topic to help LC’s and high school students school more effectively getting the most out of online school. They are held weekly at the same time & place.


When: Every Wednesday school is in session at 4pm


Where: Online in BBC – The links can be located in the OLS announcements, and under class connects for the LC.


Why: OVCA looks to partner with both the LC and student to make virtual schooling as smooth as possible. Providing the LC and student resources like a weekly support session is just one way we can partner together. #teambison #comecheckitout


Wednesday, September 6th 4pm – Computer Basics

Click Here to Attend


Wednesday, September 13th, 4pm – HELP! 9-1-1 Being an LC is not easy!

Click Here to Attend


Wednesday, September 20th, 4pm – How to get to know other enrolled families

Click Here to Attend


Wednesday, September 27th, 4pm – Creating a Schedule/Managing Long Days

Click Here to Attend

Child Find Survey for Special Education

Click here for information on Special Education Services at ISOK.

Please complete this Child Find Survey for Special Education

To reach all families, this information has been sent through multiple avenues, however you only need to completed it once.

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=LUmWRm1kPE2UZWxaNvMaFqrlNGVqKrZEn_DO-EAh4IBUNVBDQUtIVjMwVjg0UlZHNlIwSzlVOElDSS4u

Ag in the Classroom

Have some "Ag" fun in September and check out some of the links below!

Visit the September Page for information about

· Wheat

· National Chicken Month

· Farmers and Labor Day

· Protect Your Groundwater Day

· Bees, Butterflies and Ladybugs

· All-American Breakfast Month

· Planting Fall Vegetables

· Tomatoes

· Peaches

· State Fairs

· Mushrooms

K12 National Online Clubs

K12’s ’17-’18 Club signup is set to launch on August 16th. A mass email will be sent out to families announcing the opening of club signups, and announcements will be placed. Families can find the list of clubs and signup links by visiting www.k12.com/k12-student-clubs.

For a flyer of all the national clubs being offered this school year visits: http://www.k12.com/content/dam/k12/sites/default/files/pdf/K12_National_Clubs_17-18.pdf


A few points of reminder about national clubs:

· National Club sessions will not begin until September 18th

· National Club sessions will appear on the student Events schedule with other Class Connect sessions

· National Club teachers will send emails approximately 1 week in advance of the club session to let students and families know when to watch for the scheduled session

· In the beginning it may take up to 4 weeks to hear from their club leaders

· Families can email clubs@k12.com for questions regarding clubs

· Grade ranges are closely observed

Share the Love

Sharing is easier than ever! With one click, let everyone know how much you love online schooling with K12. Share today!

Support Your School!

Got Box Tops?

You can now use the Box Top app to increase your Box Tops for our school! Don't have the app? You are welcome to drop off your Box Tops at any of our in person outings or mail them to our office at the address below. Please check the expiration dates of your Box Tops before turning them in. Thank you and we appreciate your support!



Insight School of Oklahoma

Attn: Rhonda Bellah

1156 S. Douglas Blvd, Midwest City, OK 73130

Use Amazon Smile and support ISOK!

Go to Smile.amazon.com.. On your first visit, you are prompted to select a charitable organization for the list of eligible organizations. We are listed as Insight School of Oklahoma. If someone is already supporting another charitable organization but would like to change to support Insight, they can do so under their account information. Click “Change your Charity” and then select a new charity. Anytime they order from Amazon using Amazon Smile, we get 0.5% of the purchase price for any eligible items.


Thank you for your support!

Prom Donations

Anyone that simply wants to make a donation to prom can send this into the office at any time and will receive a taxable receipt. J


Insight School of Oklahoma

Attn: Rhonda Bellah

1156 S. Douglas Blvd, Midwest City, OK 73130

Parents Right to Know

At the beginning of each school year each Title I school must notify parents of students that they can request information regarding their child’s teacher, including, at a minimum:

(1) whether the teacher has met the state requirements for licensure and certification for the grade levels and subject-matters in which the teacher provides instruction; and

(2) whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or their provisional status through which state qualification or licensing criteria have been waived; and

(3) the college major and any other graduate certification or degree held by the teacher, and the field of discipline of the certification or degree; and

(4) whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals, and if so, their qualifications.

In addition, each Title I school must provide each parent timely notice that the parent’s child has been assigned, or has been taught for four or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who is not highly qualified.

To receive any of this information please contact Nicole Ellison, Title I Coordinator, at nellison@insightok.org

ISOK is proud to provide your student the best possible educational experiences. ISOK strives to recruit the most qualified, experienced, and passionate educators to work with our students. All teachers employed at ISOK for the SY17-18 are highly qualified as defined by the State Department of Oklahoma. For more information regarding highly qualified criteria or other public school related matters you may go to the Oklahoma State Department website at http://ok.gov/sde/.

Sincerely,
Nicole Ellison
Title I Coordinator

405-835-2133 ext. 2064

Notification of Language Assistance Services

Any parent/legal guardian who is limited in speaking, writing, or reading English may request the school to provide access to services such as interpreter and/or translated documents. To request services please email or call the ELL Coordinator, Nicole Ellison, at nellison@insightok.org or 405.835-2133 ext. 2064. Nicole Ellison will coordinate prompt access for the parent/legal guardian to the appropriate services and/or translator service.

2017-18 Academic Calendar

Please click here for our 2017-2018 Academic Calendar
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