Oak Grove News

Weekly Update ~ April 1, 2019

2019 Proof of Residency Update

District 68 is dedicated to the academic success of all students within our attendance boundaries. To meet our district requirements, proof of residency must be provided for:

  • New students, (including kindergarten students enrolling for the 2019-20 school year)
  • Current students/families that lease their homes
  • Current students who live with a resident who owns a home in the district

The proof of residency process will be repeated if there is a change of residency status at any time during the school year.

Notification letters requesting proof of residency will be mailed home to each family who falls into one of the above categories.

Please come in person to submit the requested proof of residency documentation on May 31 from 9 -1pm.



Please contact Kathy Azzato at 224-424-4725

Email- azzato@ogschool.org

Oak Grove Track and Field

2019 Track and Field Season Starts April 2nd!!!

Oak Grove's Spring Track and Field Program is open to 6th-8th grade Boys and Girls. No need to sign up--just come to the first practice on Tuesday, April 2nd.

No Tryouts! No Cuts!

Sprints, Distance, Hurdles, Relays

Long Jump, High Jump, Discus, Shot Put

Questions? Email Coach Jasmine Robinson (robinson@ogschool.org)

Week of April 1-5

Mon: No Practice-Welcome back from Spring Break!

Tues: Practice 3:35-4:45

Wed: Practice 3:35-4:45

Thurs: Practice 3:35-4:45

Fri-Sun: No Practice

You can click on the link below to view the season calendar, including practices, rest days, and meet dates.

2019 Track and Field Calendar

Curriculum Corner

Hello Oak Grove Community,

One week and counting - if your child is in grades 3 through 8, they will need working headphones beginning Monday, April 8th to complete the English language arts (ELA) portion of the Illinois Assessment of Readiness.

There will be 3 math assessments and 2 ELA/literacy assessments. Tests will take place Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings along with the afternoons of Tuesday and Wednesday. For specific testing times, please contact your child’s homeroom teachers.

To access practice tests that model the technical format of the assessment, click here: https://parcc.pearson.com/practice-tests

Make-up assessments will begin Thursday afternoon and continue into the following week as needed.

Oak Grove Golf

Any 7th or 8th grade student interested in playing on the Oak Grove Golf Team should email Mr. Karolewicz - karolewicz@ogschool.org by Friday, April 5th.

Students do need to have their own clubs, golf equipment, and transportation to and from the golf course and the practice facility to participate.

Student Council News

Any current 7th grade member of student council who is interested in running for an 8th grade office, please come to a special meeting on Wednesday this week. Meet in Mrs. Evans's room during your study hall time for information on the election process. Just because you come to the meeting does not mean you are committing to running. It is strictly informational and for the 7th grade group members only.


PTO Meeting

The meeting will be held this Wednesday, April 3rd at 9am in the PD room. All are welcome!

Calendar Photos

We need your 2018-2019 pictures for the PTO calendar. Please share via the following link. Don't forget to add your child's name and grade in the comments. Thank you for helping us build a beautiful calendar!


Variety Show

8th grade emcee tryouts are this week, Thursday, April 4th from 3:20-4:00 in Mrs. Mahoney’s room. Please sign-up on the sheet in her room if you are interested.

Please continue to practice your acts for the tryouts next Monday, April 8 and Tuesday, April 9. A list of the acts trying out and their times are located in the Virtual Backpack. Please remember to review and complete the permission slip prior to tryouts; all participants trying out must come with a signed permission slip. (An extra copy of the permission slip is included in the virtual backpack if yours didn’t make it home.)


  • 8th grade emcee tryouts: April 4th 3:20 - 4:00pm
  • Tryouts: April 8th & 9th - Times were assigned at signups
  • Pictures: April 16th from 3:20 - 5:00pm - Please be "FULL costume" ready
  • Dress Rehearsal: May 1st & May 2nd from 3:20 - 6pm
  • Variety Show: May 3rd at 4 & 7pm

If you have questions about the Variety Show, please email us at vshow@ogschool.org. We are looking forward to seeing all the amazing acts next week!

We are beginning to put together the Variety Show program. If you are a local business and would like to advertise in this years program, please contact Christine Merrild - cmerrild@msn.com. Thanks!

Election Day

Oak Grove will again be a polling site on Tuesday, April 2nd. Voters can park in the upper (Junior High) parking lot. Voting will take place in the Junior High gymnasium. You may only enter the polling area through the doorway located on the west side of the gymnasium. Per law, no campaigning can occur on school property, nor can signs be placed upon school property. As a reminder, morning drop off of students occurs between 7:45-8:20 a.m. and afternoon pickup is 3:20-3:35 p.m. Traffic is extremely heavy during those time periods, so you may consider that as you make your voting plans. Thank you.

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Virtual Backpack

Please click HERE to view the flyers in our virtual backpack. Flyers are updated weekly, so please check back often so you won't miss any of the events going on in our community.

Oak Grove School Board of Education

Click HERE to view Board Agenda and Minutes