OVS High School Weekly Update

January 18th, 2019 Volume 93

Mark Your Calendars!

Report cards were mailed out this week to home addresses. Please be sure to check your mail.


Upcoming events:


Monday, Jan 21st--NO SCHOOL!


  • No online lessons



- January 22nd or January 24th--Math


  • MAP Testing - During class time on Tuesday or Thursday



-Friday, January 25th- 8:30am-12:30


  • PE at Western Hills Elementary


**Wear gym clothes and bring laptops,

6523 Western Ave, Omaha, NE 68132


-Thursday, January 31st

  • Picture Retakes

8:30-9:30am at High School - room 206

11-12:00 at 60 & L location

*Tuesday students can attend either session

Required Learning Coach Training

Make-up sessions

If you were unable to attend the required learning coach training, the first week of school, expect an email next week with make-up materials. If you did attend, you will be receiving an email with materials for you to use as you continue to collaborate with your learner on his/her schedule.

Productivity Tip: To Doist App

During one of our LC trainings, a parent shared that her learner used the To Doist app to help organize his work. Interestingly enough, the parent can ADD tasks to the to do list AND monitor progress. Check out this app today for you AND your learner in an attempt to increase communication and productivity.
https://youtu.be/8ZKq0r-g87M

FAQs

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OVS Shirt Orders




T-shirt orders are back open! All orders must be submitted by Jan 24!
Click here to order today:

https://www.customink.com/fundraising/ovsgear

High School Hangout

The February hangout will be at Spielbound for our learners to play games!

More info to come.


Spielbound website: http://spielbound.com/

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OVS Synergy Updates

Upcoming OVS Family Events Sponsored by OVS SYNERGY


2/22- Parents night out 5-8pm at 60 & L

2/26- Skate Daze 6-8pm

3/5-8 Book Fair- @ 60 & L

4/26- Game Night 5:30-7:30 @ 60 & L


More info:

  • LC Book Club:
    We are gauging LC interest in a book club! This is a way for us to gather and get to know one another, AND model a love of reading for our learners! If you are interested, please email Ashley at mullerfam6@gmail.com

  • The Next Parents Night Out is Feb 22nd from 5-8pm. We are still looking for more volunteers so if you're interested please email Michelle at Michelle.leigh@hotmail.com


  • Jan 29-31st will be the OVS materials exchange in the basement of the K-8 building. Please also bring lightly used OVS Gear you no longer need. Synergy Socials will be taking place in the Learning Lounge during this time as well. High School Parents can join any session. Tues/Thursdays at 9am or 1pm, Wednesdays at 9am.

  • OVS is looking for a parent volunteer to help with the PTO taxes this year. Email Wendy if you are interested.


High School Learning Coaches Facebook Group

A few learning coaches have requested a separate facebook group for high school only. Here is the link for that group.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/269153923721409/?source=unknown

Classroom happenings

Mrs. Mendoza's Updates

Second Semester Week 1 is in the books! Here is what to expect next week:


English 9: Unit 1 Arguments and Speeches! We are taking a closer look at Logical Fallacies and developing arguments that are supported with good research and facts!


English 10: Unit 1 Literature with a Purpose! Learners are reading literary works that have a greater focus on social commentary!


Yearbook/Journalism: These two classes are grouped together as we begin building our book! Learners completed a survey in Week 1 identifying their interests and we will be planning out specific tasks for each Learner based on these interests in Week 2!


Weekly Online Lessons:

Monday

  • 9:15-10:00am English 10
  • 11:30-12:15pm English 9

Wednesday

  • 9:15-10:00am English 10
  • 11:30-12:15pm English 9

Friday

  • 10:15-11:15 Journalism/Yearbook

Mr. Brannan's Updates

I have had a few students and parents inquire about driver's ed. I teach for All Metro Driving School during the summers and they conduct classes year round. Please visit their website: https://www.allmetrodrivingschool.com


Looking Ahead

10th grade students will begin their new Geography course (ContWorld). Please email me if you have any issues with the course as this is a brand new class to OVS.

Weekly Online Lessons

Monday: History 8:30-9:15

Geography 10:15-11:00

History-As Needed 1:00

Geography-As Needed 2:00

Wednesday: History 8:30-9:15

Geography 10:15-11:00

History-As Needed 1:00

Geography-As Needed 2:00

Mrs. Ignowski's Updates

Week in Review

Another atypical week due to MAP testing.

Physical Science: Students finished their Unit 1 Project at the learning center this week. After accomplishing this their coursework for Unit 2 should become visible.

Biology: Students will have completed Unit 1 by the end of this week. Once students have submitted their project to K12 their coursework for Unit 2 should become visible. Please take a look at the pacing guide and reach out if you have any questions.

Earth Science: Students will continue working through Unit 1. Please pay attention to the 1.06 assignment, it requires students to complete a lab at home.

Astronomy: Students will have completed Unit 1 by the end of this week. Once students have submitted their project to K12 their coursework for Unit 2 should become visible. Please take a look at the pacing guide and reach out if you have any questions.

Physical Education: Students will have completed Unit 2 by the end of this week. This includes daily quizzes, 30 minutes of daily activity, and an activity outlining their daily activity. Please take a look at the pacing guide and reach out if you have any questions.

Looking Ahead

MAP Testing (again) will require adjustments to our schedule for the next week.

Physical Science: Students will come to the learning center ready to troubleshoot any assignments necessary. At this point students should be working within Unit 2 "States of Matter".

Biology: Students will come to the learning center ready to troubleshoot any assignments necessary. At this point students should be working within Unit 2 "Evolution".

Honors Biology: I will present your honors projects to you next week.

Earth Science: Students will come to the learning center ready to troubleshoot any assignments necessary. At this point students should be close to completing Unit 1 "Weather 2". Our first "dedicated" F2F session will be Friday January 25th.

Astronomy: Students will come to the learning center ready to troubleshoot any assignments necessary. At this point students should be working within Unit 2 "The Universe". Our first "dedicated" F2F session will be Friday January 25th.

Physical Education: Students will start Unit 3. Please be sure you are inputting your students daily 30 minutes for attendance purposes. This will accumulate towards their engagement expectations of 1,080 hours of instruction.

Weekly Online Lessons

The regular online lesson schedule see below.

  • Physical Science: Mondays OR Wednesdays 10-10:45 (each student in this course was assigned a specific session)
  • Biology: Mondays OR Wednesdays 11:30-12:15 (each student in this course was assigned a specific session)
  • Earth Science: 2nd Monday of the month 9:15-10:15 our first sessions will be Friday February 8th
  • Astronomy: 2nd Monday of the month 11:30-12:30 our first sessions will be Friday February 8th

Mr. Gamble's Updates

Week in Review:
I'm glad to see that learners have gotten into math and are moving right along. Please log in to your LC portal to ensure this is the case for your learner.


Looking Ahead:
This week we will be having MAP testing all week to take our Winter MAP to see how much growth was achieved during the first semester.


Resources:
This month’s resource can be effective for all courses. Mathway is a great resource for parents to support their learners in math. This free math problem solver answers Algebra, Geometry, and many more problems with step-by-step explanations. It is set in the form of a scientific calculator for all notations.

Mathway


Weekly Online Math Lessons:
Online lessons have resumed. Remember that all math lessons are required for all learners. This will allow us to connect on past, present, or future topics.


The schedule for regular online Math sessions is as follows:

  • PreAlgebra: Thursdays @ 1:30 – 2:00.
  • Algebra 1: Wednesdays @ 1:30 – 2:00.
  • Geometry & Honors: Mondays @ 1:00 – 1:30.
  • Algebra 2 & Honors: Thursdays @ 1:30 – 2:00.
  • PreCalc/Trig: Thursdays @ 1:30 – 2:00.

Mr. Koneck-Wilcox's Updates

Welcome to 2019 !


This week students worked on setting schedules for school work at home. Thanks to all LCs for encouraging and helping.


We have plans to visit colleges this Spring. We want to check out Creighton and Midlands.


The students will be creating portfolios on the Nebraskacareerconnections.org site.

This will be a good start for post high school endeavors.


Dream big !


" Never limit yourself because of others' limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination."

----Mae C. Jemison

Troubles with your device?

If you are having issues with your student's device, please email your issue/concern to this email address: ovs-techhelp@ops.org


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.

Mission Statement

We are a dynamic and nurturing community of learners that empowers students to reach their individual potential by providing a creative atmosphere for innovative learning and academic excellence.

Vision

Future ready, today.

Core Values

Growth mindset

Positivity

Collaboration

Integrity

Self-advocacy

Accountability