OHVA Family News

April 20, 2018

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Sign Ups for Celebration Days 2018 are popping up on the May calendar. Be sure to find a location near you and sign up.

These events are opportunities to gather with local OHVA families to CELEBRATE & CONNECT while enjoying a fun location. Our hosts have chosen locations that will engage all ages K-12. We are especially looking for our Middle and High School students to show up in great numbers!

There are many events around our state, so find one near you and take the time to CELEBRATE!

See you there!

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Nature Journaling

It is time to get outside and explore and let curiosity have its way.

One of the best ways to do this is to take a journal and writing implements in hand and set out on an adventure. It does not have to be far or for long. In fact, it can just be out in your yard. The important thing is to put to paper what catches your eye and pricks your curiosity. Draw what you see. Write your questions down to research later. If your a budding photographer or videographer, use a camera. Take samples of leaves and flowers to press. There are so many "paths" that Nature Journals can take.

Lewis and Clark's journals are excellent examples of Nature Journaling. Delve into them. As a family, you can enjoy sharing how you took a walk together, but each of you saw different things and were curious about different aspects of nature.

May this spring will find you starting your own yearly series of Nature Journals.

Click to access Re-Registration Information

Parent Session schedule by grade, How-to, Re-Reg FAQ's



Living green every day is a challenge. These Labels and Logos are great resources to help families and individuals live green every day...not just on April 22nd. Students, be sure to check out the Students and Kids section!

Not sure how to celebrate April 22nd with your family? Check out these fun Earth Day activities for ways to involve your family in the largest civic observance in the world!

Above all, GET OUTSIDE! Students need physical activity to spur on mental fitness. OHVA Celebration Days offer great opportunities for our students to get out to explore and engage with each other! Sign up for these wonderful adventures today by checking out the OHVA May Calendar.

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Testing Corner

OHVA Testing Info for Parents - Click to see it all!


Build confidence for testing!

Expose your student to test practice now to help them be at ease when they sit down to test. Access state practice tests HERE, and note some helpful info below.

Did you know that our state tests are done on the computer? Help your student with typing practice below.

Did you know that state test questions often have multiple parts? It's important to help your student become familiar with the format, and they may have to scroll up and down pages to access the parts of a question.

Did you know that students should know how to use a calculator online? These are provided in the tests for 6th grade and up, and may be unfamiliar, so make sure to expose your student to how these work.

Did you know that students can use scratch paper? Just because the test is on a computer does not mean that students should do everything "in their head."

Did you know that your attitude toward testing will positively or negatively impact your student? Do your best to be positive and explain that testing has a purpose, and the student should do their best.

Did you know that testing is not a "bubble" test anymore? Your memory of testing in school is not what our students do today! All students are asked to think, reason, write, and explain on state tests. Give them practice with writing our their thinking.

OHVA Has A New Phone #: 419/482-0948 + Ext.

Need Help?

Do you have questions on where to view your students’ progress or managing your student’s schedule? Check out the Learning Coach Resources located in the video section of the Customer Support Help Site.
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K12 Student Clubs

K12 offers a variety of student clubs where like-minded students can share their areas of interest. These clubs are offered typically two times a month and last one hour. Browse our 2017–2018 club listings by clicking here, and register for your favorite clubs today! http://www.k12.com/k12-student-clubs.html and http://ohva.k12.com/get-involved/students/student-clubs-and-organizations.html

Family Engagement Coordinators

Susie Ebie


Julene Knudson