Ozark Tiger E-News


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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."

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Stock Market Game

Congratulations to OMS students who finished in the top 10 for the Missouri South Middle School category of the Stock Market Game. The Stock Market Game is a nationwide program that introduces students to the stock market and investing, using virtual money and tracking the progress of their investments over several weeks.

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.

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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.

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Science is so much fun!

Kindergartners at South Elementary are testing the insulating properties with a blubber glove.
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You're the artist

First graders at East Elementary are learning the proper way to use glue bottles and how to draw with scissors. Check out their finished pieces of art.
"You're the artist. Make whatever you want," art teacher Ms. Shepard said.

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The American Civil War

East Elementary fifth graders are getting creative as they learn about the Civil War.
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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.

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Constitutional Convention

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.

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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.

Read the full story here.

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Hands-on experience

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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OHS Cheer headed to State

Ozark Varsity Cheer performed their State routine for students Nov. 29, preparing for this weekend's competition. Good luck!
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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!

If you have questions, please contact Amber Manning ambermanning@ozarktigers.org, 417-582-5713 or Terri Stratton terristratton@ozarktigers.org, 417-582-5712.


Tiger Spotlight

Highlighting Ozark School District Staff

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Elks Hoop Shoot

Sign up to participate on the day of the competition. Winners of the local competition will have the opportunity to compete in the state, regional and national competitions. The Elks help sponsor these winners and their families to assist with traveling expenses.
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Elementary School Yearbooks

To purchase your elementary school yearbook, visit https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/SelectJob