OVS Weekly Update

November 30, 2018 Volume 91

Mark Your Calendars!

Learning Coach Training

Coffee Chat with Wendy (Last of the semester)

Thurs., Dec. 6th @ 3:00

Other Upcoming events:

Friday, December 7th @ 5-8pm: Parent's Night out

Thursday, December 20th--Last day to turn in student work

On Line Lesson Changes for December!!!!!

Check with your child's teacher for the December on line lesson schedule. To allow for more support and time for the students to work, we are not having traditional online lessons in the month of December. We are providing open times for your students to check in with the teachers to ask questions and get added help. Again, look in your email for the new schedule!

OVS Robotics Team Compeition Highlights

The robotics teams did an outstanding job this past Saturday at the Norris VEX Robotics Competition. If you've never seen a robotics tournament, it is wild. A lot of action and a day full of matches.

All three teams finished in the top ten after the morning qualification matches qualifying them for the elimination round. The elimination round was tough with top teams in the state there. Virtual 1 (Ethan Huebert, Caleb Cummings) finished the day with 6 wins and 4 losses. Virtual 2 (Ethan Cox, Jasper Payne) finished with 5 wins and 4 losses. Virtual 3 (Aidan Anderson, Grant Diederich, Ethan Nelson) finished with 5 wins and 4 losses.

We look forward to our next competition on February 2, 2019 at Davis Middle School. We are looking into adding a third competition as well. Stay tuned.

OVS Synergy


If you ordered a t-shirt, they will be available for pick up at parent/teacher conferences.

We do have some extra shirts for sale if you were not able to order! They are $20 a piece. Sizes are limited.


What: Parents Night Out

When: Dec. 7th, 5-8pm

More info to come!!

OVS Synergy Facebook Group

Connect with OVS learning coaches in a closed group on Facebook!

This group is for those of us who are enrolled in OVS. The group focuses on questions as we begin the year, questions regarding the children's homework, technology related questions that pertain to OVS, field trip information and updates, and anything else that comes up that we wish to discuss. Click the below link to request to join and engage in the conversations!


OVS Synergy- Our non-traditional version of a parent teacher organization. All are included and invited to participate, donate, and engage.

OVS Synergy Mission: A collaborative Organization that Creates Engagement and Learning Opportunities for Teachers and parents to support Student success.

Ms. Rogers' Class Update

This Week:

This week we focused on events that happen in a story. We read the book, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day and discussed the events in the story that were part of Alexander's horrible day. Some learners were able to connect with the story events from a time when they had a bad day. We worked and will continue to practice working with our sight words. This is such an important learning experience when learning how to read. We want learners to be able to say the sight word without having to sound it out, they just automatically know the word. We continued to practice adding to 20 during our Math time.

Next week:

We will have Art next week with Mrs. Barry, bring your Art Portfolio to turn in! We will be discussing Computer Science Education week and participating in the Hour of Code. For more information on the Hour of Code, click here.

Please check your email regarding online lessons for the month of December. Last day of 2nd quarter is December 21.

Mr. Dowling's Class update

Week in Review:

We are winding down on our first book for Lit Circles. Only two more weeks left in most of our books. Learners have been doing a great job of reading and finishing their assignments on time for our Lit Circle discussions. We started making Text to Self connections this week. We posted our first attempts to Seesaw. Definitely check them out!

Next Week:

We will have another busy week next week. Art week! It is also Computer Science Education Week. We will be joining the creators of Seesaw for a quick webinar as well as taking part in the Global Hour of Code activity. Should be exciting!

I sent an email to everyone about our online schedule for December. Please check your emails for more information.

Mrs. Walker's class update

Week in Review:

This week we worked in our Lit Circle groups and made some great connections about the theme of the book. We started a new program called hands on fractions and the learners had great success with it!

Looking Ahead:

We will have Art next week with Mrs. Barry, bring your Art Portfolio to turn in! We will be discussing Computer Science Education week and participating in the Hour of Code. For more information on the Hour of Code, click here.

Please check your email regarding online lessons for the month of December. Last day of 2nd quarter is December 21.

Mr. Gamble's Class Update

Week in Review:
The semester is going quick! We are looking at about 3 weeks left for learners to complete all lessons and submit all required work. December 20th at midnight will be the final day to submit work as the courses will be removed from the learner’s dashboard that night.

Looking Ahead:
Should your learner have a question or struggle, please encourage them to reach out to us. If they are reserved, then please email the appropriate teacher and we will make note of that need and address it. We are a team and encourage all parties (facilitator, coach, and learner) to communicate.

Regular PIT Stop continues Wednesdays from 1:00 – 3:00. Reach out to your teacher for information.

There are countless resources on the internet for math. Throughout the year I will post some here that could assist your learner or yourself. Learning coaches can use these to check the work of a learner or preview topics.

This month’s resource can be effective for all courses. Geogebra provides a free graphing calculator and many other tools that are helpful for verifying or graphing equations, expressions, and inequalities as well as drawing geometric shapes and finding their properties. It can be used to show graphs if equations in assignments or to check the work of a learner.


Weekly Online Math Lessons:
Online lessons have been suspended for the month of December. In return I am offering online PIT stop from 10:00 - 11:00 every Monday and Friday for the month. This is to offer students time for focused instruction on a topic they need. Encourage your learner to join me online during this time to get help and step toward mastery of their course.

Mrs. Felten's Class Update

Our learners are busy as ever!

Most students have started the science fair process. They are working through lessons in the Online Lesson Module 1.06, 1.07, and 1.09 to learn the procedures. Many students are ready to start their actual experiment at this point. These experiments can take place now until January. Our printer is available for student use for their science fair tri-fold boards.

6th grade science students are working through the Geologic History and Plate Tectonics units.

All social studies students are working through their workbooks. World history is working through chapter 9 Greece. Global studies is working on finish South America. American history students are on unit 10.

Mrs. Robison's Class Update

If you are following the pacing guides, you will notice that we are coming to the end of our first module. In each module, your learner will have an opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned through writing assignments and module exams.

For the module exams, please remind your learner that there are two parts to each test. The first part will be multiple choice. The second portion of the exam will be a written exam. Remind your learner that they will need to read and answer all parts of the questions! As a reminder, good grammar and mechanics are always expected!

Your learner should also be spending time on their writing assignment (if they haven’t already turned it in!). Please help them by reviewing the rubrics and being that second eye that can provide some helpful hints when revising and proofreading. As a reminder, the writing assignments for the first module are:

ELA 6-Compare/contrast essay after reading two poems.*

ELA 7-5-paragraph essay on a topic of their choice.*

ELA 8-Short story or personal narrative.*

*Rubrics for all assignments can be found in K12.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have questions. Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Barry's Art class update

All learners should be following the pacing guide for their grade band and completing one art lesson/project per week.

Week of December 3rd: K-5 Face to Face Art

*Please remember to bring your portfolios with any completed art work that has not been turned in yet. Portfolios will be returned the following week.

Coming Up-

Week of December 10th: 6-8 Face to Face Art

Week of December 17th: Open Art, Sign Up here: http://bit.ly/OVSDecOpenArt

Please let me know if you have any questions or need any support!


9th Grade Newsletter

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Parents will get an email response following your submission. One of our staff members will email parents back to provide assistance, so be sure to check your email after sending your concern.

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