Oak Grove News

Weekly Update ~ May 24, 2021

Reminder for @school 8th Graders

As we you enter the final stretch, please remember all equipment needs to be turned in this Friday, May 28.

Please have your laptop, Oak Grove issued charger, travel bag, headphones, and calculators at school this Friday. If you have purchased headphones you do not turn them in. If you are purchasing the laptop and/or calculator, you still need to turn the equipment in so it can be released from our management and inventory systems. Missing items need to be turned in by June 2, or a fee will be charged. Please make sure your name is on the travel bag. If you have any questions please email ogstech@ogschool.org.

Thank you!

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OGSEF Soaring Eagle Scholarship

Oak Grove School alumni and soon to be Libertyville High School graduates Andrew Benoit and Samantha Skarbek were selected by the OGSEF Board of Directors to each receive a $1,000 college scholarship.

Andrew is an OGS graduate, Eagle Scout, in LHS Jazz Band, and in the National Honors Society. He plans on attending Reed College or Boston University and majoring in Journalism.

Samantha is an OGS graduate who raised $17,000 during the pandemic to support healthcare workers, small businesses, and underprivileged schools while also participating in LHS Swim Team and the National Honors Society. She plans on attending either University of Illinois or Indiana University and majoring in Accounting.

Congratulations to Jack Regan on receiving the 2021 OGEA Eagle Scholarship!

The Oak Grove Education Association is proud to present the sixth annual Eagle Scholarship given to an Oak Grove alum who has demonstrated excellence in academics, character, extracurricular activities, and service. The OGEA represents the certified staff at Oak Grove School. Our educators are committed to the success of all current and former students.

The 2021 recipient of Oak Grove’s Eagle Scholarship has shown the impact that Oak Grove had on his high school career. In his words, Oak Grove taught him to "support and help others to the absolute extent of my abilities no matter what." Jack Regan has committed his high school career to that mantra- helping others. Jack has found ways to help others by co-founding the Fighting for Change NonProfit aimed to raise awareness for human rights initiatives, being a LHS Green Dot leader, participating in Best Buddies and so much more. Jack excelled in LHS athletics where he played water polo all four years. He also explored his passions through LHS activities serving as the three year president of Scone Thugs and two year Student Council Board member. Jack is committed to his academic success at Libertyville High School and hopes to find ways to use technology to solve problems and improve the lives of others in the future. Jack embodies what it means to be an Oak Grove Eagle and Libertyville Wildcat. The OGEA is proud of his commitment to both his school and community and cannot wait to see what the future holds.

Congratulations to Jack Regan and good luck next year at USC!

The OGEA would like to thank Dr. Meltzer for creating such a wonderful video presentation. It is honestly incredible so be sure to give it a view!

Scholarship Video

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8th Grade Musical

This year's 8th grade class has been hard at work creating a performance of High School Musical, Jr.

Please support our 8th graders by watching them sing, dance and act from the safety of your own home.

May 28th at 7 PM OR May 29th at 7 PM



Early Release Day


Oak Grove will have an early release day on Friday, May 28th at 1pm. Dismissal will begin at 12:30pm.

End of Year Countdown

Library News

The libraries have closed for the 2020-2021 school year. All library books for @school and @home students are due on or before Wednesday, May 26.

Please contact Mrs. Rappaport if you have any questions or concern.

Don’t forget to visit your public library! Have a wonderful summer.

Eagles @Home Final Pickup and Library Book Return

Wednesday, May 26th and Thursday May 27th will be the final materials pickup for our Eagles @ Home families. Pickup will run from 3:00 - 6:00 both days. There will be library bins available outside all week for families to return books to school. Contact your child's teacher with questions.

Summer Camp at Oak Grove

Summer Camp at Oak Grove is ready for enrollment! We have fun enrichment classes in arts, cooking, flower arranging, yoga, spirit, math, and a couple of other fun themes taught by your very own Oak Grove teachers. All classes are $130 per half day session. Please use the link below to view descriptions and age ranges; the link within that website will take you to RevTrak for registration. Email Kari Meyer at meyer@ogschool.org with any questions. Looking forward to seeing you soon during the weeks of July 19th and 26th! OGS Summer Camp Registration

PTO News


Please join us at the last PTO meeting of the school year. Zoom meeting details below. We will be approving 2021/22 Bylaws, Budget, and Executive Board & Committee Chairs. You can find all this information at ogschool.org/pto.

PTO Agenda

5/5 PTO Minutes

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 990 9673 8819

Passcode: bydB9x


Get your school supplies HERE. Enter school ID, OAK039 (3 letters/3 numbers) & follow the directions to complete your order. Pre-packs will be delivered to your home. Place your order before June 13th. After June 13th, there will be a $10 late fee. No orders will be accepted after July 6th.

All of the non-consumable items are guaranteed for the year. If your student's binder, scissors, pencil bag, ruler etc. are damaged during the school year, the company will replace them. If you have any questions, please, contact Jennifer Liu at jen_hen@comcast.net.


8th grade movie night was a huge success! We had over 90 kids attend! The kids were so excited to be with all their classmates for the first time this year! We just wanted to thank all the parents who volunteered to make this night a huge success. A special thanks to Liz Webb, Liz Howard, Haeli Byrnes, the custodial staff, and Amy Frantz for the extra hours they put into this event to make it happen for the graduates!


PTO Committee Chairs, please turn in your completed end of the year committee report by Friday, May 28th. Use this writeable form and send to pto@ogschool.org.


Last year, the Graduating Class of 2020 was presented with a PTO Award of Excellence for their strength, unity, and perseverance during the pandemic. They overcame unforeseen challenges and came out tougher and stronger together. A brick was recently installed at the Oak Grove Elementary Playground celebrating this graduating class. Oak Grove will always be a part of you, and we will always be here for you!

Curriculum Corner

Hello Oak Grove Community,

We have made it to the last Monday of the school year and many of us are looking forward to the relaxing days of summer while others are still pondering what their summer will look like. Here are 3 ways to help make your summer more productive and engaging for your young learners:

  1. Make a plan: If you make a list of activities or events or trips you plan to take, make sure to write them down and follow through. Don’t forget to include rest time in between activities or locations; you’ll need a vacation from your vacation every once in a while.

  2. Start the day early: Try and keep your regular schedule. This will allow you to maximize your days of fun and prevent the need to retrain your body at the end of the summer when school is back in session bright and early.

  3. Keep learning: Just because the kids are not with their teachers all day doesn’t mean the learning should stop. Pick a time of day to read a book, practice some math, investigate a historical event or conduct an experiment. Keeping their minds engaged during the day will help them sleep better at night.

For more ideas on how to make your child’s summer more productive, Here is the original article from edsys, https://www.edsys.in/10-steps-use-vacation-productively/

Virtual Backpack

Please click HERE to view the flyers in our virtual backpack. Flyers are updated weekly, so please check back often so you won't miss any of the events going on in our community.

Oak Grove School Board of Education

Click HERE to view Board Agenda and Minutes