Ozark Tiger E-News

WEEKLY NEWS HIGHLIGHTING OUR STUDENTS & STAFF

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The 2018 state assessment scores and district Annual Performance Reports were released today. The Ozark School District showed continual improvement with a total APR of 119.5 out of 120 points (99.6%). Despite the fact that this is the fourth set of new assessments in five years, the Ozark students performed well above state averages in all areas.


“The scorecard highlights our community’s values of high attendance, student readiness for college and careers, and high academic expectations,” said Assistant Superintendent of Learning Dr. Craig Carson. “The district is committed to continuous improvement for all students with a focus on equity and access for all.”


To see all the scores, click here.

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JROTC Rifle, Drill Teams Place First in Competitions

Congratulations to OHS JROTC for a great showing Jan. 26. The Rifle Team competed in the Annual SLUH Missouri State Rifle Championship, winning two first places and one second. And, the Drill Team competed in the Annual Waynesville Drill Meet, bringing home 10 trophies.


To read more, click here.

They shoot, they score

Congratulations to the Ozark Special Olympics basketball team, which includes OMS, OJH and OHS students. The team recently traveled to Neosho for a basketball tournament, taking gold in 5v5 and bronze in 3v3.
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Music Makers

OMS sixth grade students have only been playing their clarinets since September, but it sounds like they've been playing for so much longer. They are past the phase of squeaks and squawks and are now making music.
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Tournament Champions!

The OMS boys basketball team are the COC regular season and tournament champions finishing the season with a 27-0 record!
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Each spring, OJH and OHS students and their parents are encouraged to participate in ICAP night — a time for students and their parents to meet with advisory teachers and collectively discuss classes that best fit with the student's future goals.


Parents should have received an email from their student's advisory teacher to sign up for a time.


Not sure what ICAP is? Watch the video to learn more.

https://youtu.be/jU1o9hINJos

2018/19 School Yearbooks

To purchase a yearbook, click here.
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Fitness test time

It's fitness test time in West Elementary PE classes. Students test their flexibility with the sit and reach test, core strength with sit ups and upper body strength with flexed arm hangs.
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A wise investment

Students in Mrs. Lindsey's Introduction to Business class at OJH learned about investing from Patrick Morrison, Edward Jones Financial Advisor, as they prepare to compete in the Stock Market Game which kicks off next week.

Design entrepreneurs

Design students at OJH had the pleasure of listening to designer Christin Gilchrist of Two Belmont Sisters. She shared with students how to design and market a functional, eco-friendly product, as well as about the challenges of running your own business.

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Glow Run

North Elementary students and staff had a great time Jan. 31 at the ONE Glow Run for Boosterthon. All students are involved and participate in the run to help raise money for special school projects, such as the greenhouse.

Tiger Tracks

OHS students are having fun participating in Session #4 of Tiger Tracks, where they get to participate in classes such as Foods Fast, Nintendo Wii Fun and Retro Gaming.

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Be an Ozark SuperFan!

OHS students and family, be sure to download the OHS SuperFan App and check into events you attend at the school. Check-ins earn you points for sweet rewards!
KITES

Kids in Talented Educational Studies

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BOokworms

These KITES students from across the District are excited to show off these new library books that were added to the library at West Elementary, thanks to a $300 Finley River Community Foundation grant. The grant allowed the purchase of 14 new books including the entire "The Creature in my Closet" series by Obert Skye, the historical fiction graphic novel series "Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales," and the books to start the Michael Vey series. The students are excited and this grant benefits students in the entire District.

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Once Upon a Time

Tiger Paw students had a special treat Jan. 29 as School Board Member Patty Quessenberry took students on a reading adventure.

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Pet Week

During pet week at Tiger Paw, students talked about the pets they have at home. They also learned about the different needs of animals and how to properly care for them.

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Team competes in state qualifier

The Ozark Robotics Team competed at the state qualifier on Jan. 26 at Drury University. The team consists of 16 members from eighth through 11th grades. The event included 33 teams from across the state, each team competing in five matches. Ozark was in 11th place before the fifth match, when the team faced technical difficulties and Johnny 5, the robot, would not release from the automated portion of the match, dropping the team to 23rd place at the end of the competition.


Despite this, students learned a lot and are excited to see what next year's mission will be. The team’s goal now is to continue working on programming and robot design, as well as fundraising and sponsorships. Students are also planning community service projects and outreach to younger students interested in robotics.

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FUEL YOUR FEBRUARY WITH A HOT BREAKFAST

What better way to start a chilly February day than with a hot breakfast? February is National Hot Breakfast month. We know it can be tough to serve up a healthy meal during the morning rush. That's why we offer so many tasty breakfast options at school. Starting the day with a hot breakfast isn't just delicious and satisfying, it also comes with many other benefits. Students who eat a nutritious breakfast in school have shown improved attentiveness, decreased tardiness and improved overall student behavior.

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Operation Half Pint

Operation Half Pint is grateful to Kiwanis Club of Ozark for their generous gift of $1,900. The milk this donation supplies will provide nutrition to children in Ozark Schools so they can be more effective learners.

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As we continue into winter, we will use our App to communicate any weather related changes/cancellations for our activities throughout the District.