Ozark Tiger E-News
WEEKLY NEWS HIGHLIGHTING OUR STUDENTS & STAFF
Teacher of the Month
Congratulations to OMS ELA sixth-grade teacher Alexis Ennis for being named Ozark Mountain Media Group and KRZK Teacher of the Month. Mrs. Ennis was nominated by OMS teacher Mickey Burkeen, who said Mrs. Ennis “finds different ways to make class fun.”
“Not only does she do things for her students but she reaches out and shares those amazing opportunities and ideas with her co-workers."
Stock Market Game
The team Downtown Divas, which consists of seventh graders Phin Scott, Delaney Cardin, Kinley Scott and Shelby Bivens, finished in second place. Money Makin' Bacon, with sixth grade team members Bella Eagan, Nate Martin, Savannah Miller and John Stine, finished in eighth place.
KITES students place in math contest
Congratulations to the following Ozark KITES students who participated in a math contest Nov. 17 in Branson:
- West - Alan Shih
- North - Ben Martin
- East - Oliver Bonucchi, Melanie Bonucchi, Alexandra Fletcher, Hannah Maskrod and Luke Baer
- Middle School - Bonnie Bonucchi
Students competed in four different math areas including number sense, target tests (word problems), sprint test and a team test. Alan Shih placed fifth overall in fourth grade, third in number sense test and seventh in sprint test. Alexandra Fletcher placed 10th in sprint test.
You're the artist
"You're the artist. Make whatever you want," art teacher Ms. Shepard said.
The American Civil War
Bumper visits Tiger Paw
The Missouri State Highway Patrol visited Tiger Paw during the monthly Parents as Teachers Tiger Cub Club meeting Nov. 28. The officer and Bumper the car talked about safety, such as the importance riding in a car seat in the car, wearing a life jacket in the water, and not talking to strangers without your parents.
Children rode trikes around a "road," made a police vest from paper sacks, and created a police car out of paper plates. Bumper brought a coloring book and stickers for each child and parents received safety information.
What is the purpose of government? What does good government look like? OJH eighth graders answered these questions Nov. 26 during the annual mock Constitutional Convention activity put on by the Social Studies Department. Divided into 13 states, students received census data from 1790 and then had to “fight” for what they believed to be equal votes for their states.
I'm thankful for you
Ozark Junior High students surprised school employees Nov. 19 with thankfulgrams — handwritten notes from students.
Organized by the Acts of Random Kindness Club, OJH students filled out thankfulgrams for all employees — teachers, paraprofessionals, custodians, counselors, secretaries, nurse, administrators and cafeteria workers. The club’s goal was to have 100 percent participation from students.
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Students in the OJH Career Opportunities class have been getting out into the community and learning about various real-world jobs, from chiropractors to childcare workers to insurance and everything in between.
All About Buffalo
Second graders at North Elementary are learning about Native Americans this week and one of the main food sources: buffalo. The group enjoyed a special visit from the Missouri Department of Conservation who taught students more about Native Americans and buffalo. Conservation agents brought a buffalo skull and hide to explain how Native Americans used each part.
Anyone can be a writer
Guest author Jason Crockett visited North Elementary third graders in Mrs. Gore’s class to talk about the writing process and how he used it to write his first novel. He showed students his original sketches, character maps and plans for his book, as well as his first and second transcripts. Students enjoyed learning about how authors actually use all the things students are learning about in class.
Who has more?
West Elementary kindergartners in Ms. Worden’s class practice the math concepts of less and more by rolling a dice and counting out cubes with their partner to see who has less or more.
OHS Cheer headed to State
OHS Class of 2019
Dear OHS Class of 2018 Alumnus,
In an effort to improve the school process, you are invited to participate in a short survey regarding Ozark High School. Please take just a few moments of your time to answer the following questions.
OHS is required to follow up with your post graduate information to the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Thank you in advance for doing this in a timely manner. We are excited to hear about what you are working on after graduating Ozark High School!