March 17, 2023
"I've seen a leprechaun before. In my old house. He was riding a spider!"
- Addy, Age 4
The Motivational Jellyfish
From a parent of Hand-in-Hand Early Learning Center: "I wanted to let you know that the jellyfish that my daughter made in class is now dubbed 'The Motivational Jellyfish' for the entire base police department. They have even outfitted it with a uniform."
We are so glad to see the influence of HIH students' artwork spreading motivation (and cuteness) throughout the community!
We Need Your Voice for Future-Planning
As you know, our most recent school bond measure that would have replaced three aging schools and enhanced safety for all of our schools failed to meet the supermajority threshold of 60 percent approval.
While we are disappointed in the outcome, we are moving forward with future planning and need your voice to inform decision-making. Please take a few minutes to complete the following short survey and consider participating in a new building advisory committee. The advisory committee would dive deeper into facilities planning and provide additional feedback and recommendations to the School Board. We hope this committee will have diverse perspectives to provide us with a well-rounded view from our community.
We know there is still work to do to ensure our schools provide a safe, modern learning environment for all of our students, and thank you for your continued partnership in these efforts as #OneOakHarbor!
An Amazon Rainforest Virtual Fieldtrip
Mrs. Rankin's class at Oak Harbor Virtual Academy is participating in the Conservation Classroom program put on by the Smithsonian Museum. This month students learned all about the Amazon Rainforest! Students explored the sights and sounds of plants and animals living in this unique ecosystem. Highlights were meeting a Brazilian Rainbow Boa, the Green Aracari, an Amazonian Giant Centipede, and a few Guinea Pigs.
Songs from the Old West at Olympic View Elementary 🤠
Olympic View Elementary 2nd-graders strapped on their boots and hats for a western-themed concert on Thursday.
Baby Chicks Visit Crescent Harbor Elementary 🐤
A parent brought in baby chicks for show and tell in Mrs. Coleman's 2nd-grade classroom.
Literacy Night at Olympic View & Broad View Elementary Schools 📚
Thank you to the staff and families who made literacy nights fun and successful at Olympic View and Broad View Elementary!
March 13-17 is Education Support Professionals Week
Thank you to the classified staff across our district for their hard work and dedication supporting each other and our students every day! PTAs, fellow staff members and administrators honored our classified staff this week by providing sweet treats and other tokens of appreciation!
Congratulations to our Staff Spotlight recipients for March! The power of ONE compliment can create an incredible chain of positivity! The Staff Spotlight is aimed at recognizing OHPS employees for their superior service to our students, staff, families, and/or community.
Congratulations, ROTC Scholarship Winners!
ROTC scholarships worth $200,000 have been awarded to Kai Medina, Jiro Evangelista, and Raymond Shaffer. They join Avi Salinger who was awarded one of these scholarships earlier this year.
Oak Harbor Intermediate PTA Members & Staff Recognized
Congratulations to this well-deserving group from Oak Harbor Intermediate School who were recognized by our school board at this week's meeting: Counselors Chandra Mays and Grant Finney; Librarian Charles Pabona; front office and media specialist Matthew Sionson; and PTA members Aisha Mayfield, Victoria Brown, and Jackie Moore.
School Safety Community Forum
The Oak Harbor Public Schools will be hosting a school safety community forum with Oak Harbor Police Department to provide information about school safety planning, collaboration with law enforcement and ongoing efforts to keep students and staff safe in our schools.
To inform our forum topics, we are asking you to please submit your questions about school safety planning below.