OVS Weekly Update
April 20, 2018 Edition, Volume 71
Mark Your Calendars!
May 1-3rd: LC Coffee Chat with Wendy-Reflection on 2017-18 School year
Other Important datesMay 7th-10th: MAP testing for ALL Students. Sign up at the link below!
Friday, May 4th: No online lessons or ISL- Staff Professional development day
Prepping for the 2018-19 School Year
We are actively building out what the student experience will be at OVS for the 2018-19 school year. We have preliminarily determined some aspects and wanted to share out so to help you make plans/decisions for your students.
The K-8 location will still be determined by the May 15th OPS bond vote. If the bond passes, we will find another location. If it doesn't pass, we will plan to stay at the 60 & L location. Priorities for the potentially new location are to be close to the Interstate and centrally located in the city. I will share out information as we know more. Either way, our priority is to find a long-term home.
Metropolitan Community College recently agreed to give us the same space to use for next year. We will have the same two classrooms in building 10 (rooms 206 & 208) on the Fort Omaha Campus.
ALL students, full-time and part-time, will participate in class together for a more equitable experience for all students. We will have morning AND afternoon sessions on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays for 3.5 hours. We will still implement station rotation model of instruction, and we will add in time where students will work on their K12 coursework with teacher support.
High school students will meet no more than 2 days/week. We are still working through how our schedule will look. We know that we will not follow the A day, B day schedule this year. We will include online lessons and some of our elective courses may be all online. We are still finalizing the details, but we wanted to share our progress thus far. More to come.
Please join us for our next Coffee Chat with Wendy on May 1-3rd as we continue to make decisions and develop our program based on our successes and failures from this year. We truly want to hear your voice and feedback.
MAP Testing-- Sign-Up TODAY
This year for Spring MAP Testing, we are trying a new testing schedule. To minimize the loss of instruction that comes with required state and district testing, we will be replacing our scheduled face to face enrichment sessions with testing sessions for the week of May 7th-10th. You must sign your child up, grades K-8, using this link for 2 separate testing sessions throughout the week. They must take a Math assessment and a Reading assessment in 2 separate testing sessions. It is up to you to decide what days and times work best for your child and your family.
Please keep in mind when your child focuses best throughout the day and the week. These assessments are used to assess our program and our curriculum’s effectiveness. We want an accurate picture of how our program and our curriculum are servicing the needs of the students.
Students must be signed for their TWO SEPARATE sessions by Thursday May 3rd!!
Upcoming Information Sessions
Pass Along to Anyone Interested in Learning about OVS
We will also being needing volunteer at multiple events we will be hosting in May and June. Please consider volunteering for the Curriculum Night and OVS 360 Experience. More details to come.
Learning HQ Deal: Missed out on getting a game? Take your OVS badge into Learning HQ and they will give you 20% off. Learning HQ is located at 2932 S 84th St.
OVS T-shirts Available: We still have grey and blue t-shirts available for sale. There are limited sizes and quantities. The blue shirts are $10 and the grey shirts are $17. Here is what is available:
- Blue Shirt: Youth Medium (2) and Youth Large (1)
- Grey Shirt: Youth Small (3), Medium (3) and Large (5), Adult Small (2) and Adult Medium (2)
FREE Community Events
Creighton Soccer Games
The following games have FREE Admission:
- Saturday April 14th at 7pm vs Hastings
- Saturday April 21st at 1pm vs Northern Illinois
Movie hosted by Dyslexia Association
Art with Ms Barry
Coming up in K-5 Art:
- Art during face-to-face will be the week of May 1st-3rd
- Open Art for May 15th-17th
Ms. Roger's Classroom
Thank you so much to everyone who joined us on our field trip to Laurtizen Gardens. We had a great time seeing and learning about all of the birds, plants, and flowers.
I sent an email this week about Spring MAP Testing, please sign up for two separate sessions for your child to test. Remember MAP is used to see strengths and concerns in the area of Reading and Math. These concerns can help guide our teaching!
Mr. Dowling's Classroom
Week in Review:
We reviewed perimeter and area this week with a Kahoot Quiz. The kids did a great job of using mental math along with their number sense. In ELA, we continued to work on Stamina as it relates to how long we can read to ourselves. Our class goal is to be able to read consistently for fifteen minutes without distractions. I have attached some information about this topic for some background knowledge. Please feel free to use this vocabulary with your child at home and encourage them to read independently everyday.
We were also able to connect with Yellowstone National Park via Skype to talk about Earth Day and the conservation of animals and habitats.
We will continue to work on Stamina in class. We have been using our Literature Circle books for our Read-to-self time. It helps us get a jumpstart on the reading for homework. We will not have online classes or ISL/Skill support Friday, April 20th. Teachers will be attending a conference. I look forward to online lessons on Monday.
Ms. Nommensen's Classroom
Mr. Gamble's Classroom
Ms. Blackburn's Classroom
Ms. Robison's Classroom
9th Grade Newsletter
Phase 2 Bond Program Overview
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