The Acorn

Oakview's Online News Flash

September 28, 2015
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Principal's Report - Dr. Phillip Reavis

By the Numbers

The scores are in and Oakview continues to blow away national averages on reading and math assessments! The 50th percentile is “average” for a student across the United States. At Oakview, our average student is scoring in the following ranges:

READING 77th – 80th percentile

MATH 80th – 84th percentile

This high level of performance results in over 52% of our students at 3rd-5th grade qualifying for gifted education and increases the overall rigor in all classrooms. As we move through the school year, teachers use test score data like this to set goals for students as we partner with parents to improve student performance! Keep up the great work, everyone!!!

Dads Volunteer at Oakview

Over 550 fathers, grandfathers, students, faculty, and volunteers attended the annual kick off for Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students)! Watch D.O.G.S. are dads who take a day off from their regular job and volunteer working with the students at Oakview.

For more information, please contact:
Christi Yenser
Heidi Dannelly

Let’s Meet!

Teachers will be contacting parents to schedule fall conferences. Thank you in advance for your attendance and active participation in these conferences as they help us chart a path of success for the coming year. I look forward to seeing everyone in the building soon!

A Busy Place

As we approach the end of September, many programs are up and running at the school. Collectively, they give a wonderful example of why Oakview is indeed a “Habitat for Learning.” The following programs have begun, with many more on the way!

Lego Robotics Team

Elf Jr. the Musical

Ukulele Club

Drum Club

Environmental Engineers


Morning Tutors

Safety Patrol

PTA President's Report - Celeste Blinston

Happy Fall, Oakview families! PTA is hoping for cool weather for our students at their October 8 Boosterthon fun run. Please come out and cheer them on as they take part in this fun event! The Hootenanny fall festival is also coming soon. Read on for more details about these exciting events. As always, please email me at if you have any questions or comments about your Oakview PTA.

Restaurant Night - The Snow Castle

Monday, Sep. 28th, 6-9pm

2109 Woodruff Road

Greenville, SC

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Lace up your sneakers... it's almost time for Boosterthon! While raising funds for Oakview, students learn the value of fitness and sportsmanship, and have a great time along the way! This year's theme is "Big World Recess," and our students will be taken around the world to see teamwork, curiosity, practice, humility, confidence, and endurance in action. All students will be given a T-shirt to be worn on the day of the Fun Run. Mark your calendars for the Pep Rally on Tuesday, September 29 and the Fun Run on Thursday, October 8!


The National PTA Reflections program is PTA’s cornerstone arts program. For over 50 years Reflections has allowed students to explore their creativity and talents through various art forms. Inspired each year by a specific theme, students may submit entries in Literature, Photography, Visual Arts, Dance Choreography, Film Production, and Music Composition.

This year’s theme is “Let Your Imagination Fly”.
Deadline for entries are October 13 and 14 from 7:30-8:30 am and 2:30-3:30 pm in the cafeteria.

All guidelines and entry forms can be accessed on the state PTA website
Please contact Joy Anderson for any additional help or questions at or (864) 546-1073.

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Whooooooooo’s Ready to Hooooot and Holler?!

Mark your calendars OES families!!

13th Annual Oakview Elementary School Hootenanny
Friday, November 6
4:30 - 9:00 pm

We are in search of donations from businesses that can be used for our raffle. Do you know of anyone who would like to make a donation of a product, service, gift certificate, etc.?
Please contact us at

Have you been exercising your fingers?!
Please use the link below to sign up to help us make paper flowers for the event.

Event Co-Chairs
Dawn Ridge, Kim Alexander, & Katie Martin