Ozark Tiger E-News


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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.
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It’s great to be a Tiger — and a state champion! Ozark Varsity Cheer attended the MCCA State Cheer Competition this past weekend and came home Class 5 Small Missouri State champions!

Also, congratulations to Olivia Lyon, Molly Morrison and Shelbee Schrock for making the All-State team.

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Outdoor Inspiration

Representatives with the Missouri Department of Conservation visited third graders at West Elementary Nov. 30 to talk about local wildlife. Students explored different animal furs, which helped inspire their Missouri animal writing projects.

Questbridge finalists

Congratulations to OHS senior Conner Barron! As a Questbridge finalist for the National College Match program, he was matched with Columbia University in New York City for an early decision admission and a full four-year scholarship. Conner plans to study film.

OHS senior Abigail Wampler is also a Questbridge finalist and is still in the running for a regular decision admission. Good luck!

Both students are commended for the work they put in to complete the process. It is an honor to have two OHS students named finalists.

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History Buffs

About 30 OJH eighth and ninth graders competed in a History Bowl Dec. 6 in Morrisville. Teams competed in 10 rounds, answering questions on topics that include U.S. presidents, the Civil War, political history, the Great Depression, WWI and WWII, the Cold War, Industrial America, 1980s, as well as Ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome.

The eighth grade Red Team, pictured right, finished second in the junior high division, and included students Abby Ensley, Andrea Shuford, Hayden Thomas, William Scott, Isaac Jenkins and Maggie Lupton.

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What is government?

Ozark Assistant Superintendent Dr. Curtis Chesick visited with eighth grade American History classes Dec. 4 about the need for government.
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Every child is an artist

East Elementary students, along with art teacher Cynthia Shepard, were honored recently at the Southwest District Art Teachers Association Fall Elementary Art Show, including two Best of Show winners.

Individual awards go to:

  • Kennedi McCroskey, second grade, colored drawing, first place, Best of Show K-2
  • Steven Kruppstadt, fifth grade, colored drawing, first place, Best of Show 3-4
  • Nate Bond, kindergarten, painting, first place
  • Bailey Wise, third grade, drawing, first place
  • Korigan Pipke, fifth, painting, first place
  • Landon Walters, first grade, colored drawing, second place
  • Gabbi Olson, fifth grade, painting, second place
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Once upon a time

Mrs. Long’s kindergarten class at East Elementary enjoyed a visit from Ozark School Resource Officer Mitchell Null.

MCTM Honors Ozark Math Coach

It all added up for Ozark School District Elementary Math Coach Tracey Roussell Nov. 30, as the Missouri Council of Teachers of Mathematics named her Outstanding Missouri Math Coach of the Year at the fall conference.

“Tracey is continuously working to help students and teachers see math in a new way,” Ozark Math Coach Natalie Moon said in the nomination letter. “Whether she is planning a new lesson, tutoring students, creating games, talking to teachers, teaching in a teacher’s classroom or videoing her own children doing math, Tracey is always learning and trying to make things better in the District.”

Read more about it here.

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On Dec. 1, the Ozark High School Army Junior ROTC Rifle Team traveled to Anniston, Alabama, to compete in the Annual Gary Anderson Rifle Match, with six shooters earning a bronze medal.

The Ozark Rifle Team placed as follows:

  • Sporter - 10th place out of 140 - Britni Campbell, Elijah Glenn, Wyatt Pelate and Layla Hanson all earning bronze medals
  • Precision - Eighth place - Nathan Obert and Michael Browning both earning a bronze medal
  • Nathan Obert - Sixth place individually out of 180 shooters

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Winter Wonderland

Tiger Paw and Parents as Teachers students enjoyed a night at the North Pole with their families Dec. 6. Students got to explore the winter wonderland, play games, make an ornament and meet Santa and Mrs. Claus.

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at North Elementary as second graders performed their Christmas musical, Elflandia, Dec. 4.

Perfect attendance prize patrol

South Elementary student Adrianna Kitchen was the November winner of the Prize Patrol Perfect Attendance Pizza dinner. Every month, students with perfect attendance are entered into a drawing to have pizza for the entire family delivered to their house by the prize patrol. There will be two perfect attendance winners in December to help celebrate the holidays.

Computer Science Education Week

Did you know it’s Computer Science Education Week? Students across the District are getting involved. At OMS, sixth and seventh grade students in the Innovators and Makers elective class made a security device that sounds an alarm when someone opens a notebook of secrets, removes an object from a locker, or enters a restricted area.

Students worked with partners to design and develop the hardware and software, using the steps of an iterative design process and pair programming. They used inputs such as flex sensors, pressure sensors, and photocell resistors and outputs such as led bulbs, led boards and buzzers.

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Gone with the wind

STEAM 1 students are finishing building and testing wind turbine blades. Students are managing the projects with scrum boards, researching, building blades and measuring how many millivolts they generate when a box fan is pointed at their blades. Once testing is complete, students will present their results to the class.

A scrum board is a to-do list where the tasks are movable (folders with post-its) into different categories: To Do, Doing, and Done. This helps the students see how much they still have to do, focus on specific tasks to be doing for the day, and the satisfaction of seeing everything they have done.

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