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WEEKLY NEWS HIGHLIGHTING OUR STUDENTS & STAFF
Don’t forget, no school on Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Tuesday, Jan. 22 will be an A day for students at OMS, OJH and OHS. Have a great three-day weekend!
Let's get fancy
Everyone likes to get all dressed up in their fancy clothes — especially students at Tiger Paw! What a fun Spirit Day theme!
Snowmen and snowflakes
Mrs. Gaskill's OMS class recently earned a pizza party for filling up the kindness board. Students can earn kindness cards throughout the day by going out of their way to do nice things without being asked. Students have been going the extra mile to be kind, especially to their teachers and peers.
Scott to Receive Excellence in Literacy Leadership Award
Dr. Karen Scott, Ozark School District executive director of elementary learning, will be recognized with the 2019 Excellence in Literacy Leadership Award presented by the Reading Recovery teacher leaders.
“I cannot think of a person who has a greater love for literacy learning than Karen Scott. Her passion for and support of Reading Recovery is evident to anyone she meets,” said Ozark Reading Recovery Teacher Leader Linda Fugate, who nominated Scott. “Her tireless efforts at the local, state and national level have made a tremendous impact on student learning.”
Scott will receive the award Feb. 10 during the 2019 National Reading Recovery & K-6 Literacy Conference opening session at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.
Read more about it here.
Kindergartners worked on shapes and colors, combining math and art.
First graders made pinch pots out of clay.
Second graders made hot cocoa paper sculptures.
Third graders also combined math and art through optical illusions.
Fourth graders made Notan art.
Fifth graders created animal collages along with clay cupcakes.
All About GOCAPS
This week 24 OHS students attended a tour of the GOCAPS facilities, met the teachers and had presentations by current GOCAPS students to learn more about GOCAPS as they contemplate applying for the program for next year. The deadline for applications is Feb 1. Apply at www.gocaps.org.
Learning from the past
OHS students in introduction to business learned about the economic history of Ozark, the importance of shopping local, and the benefits of effective of planning and zoning on the local economy from guest speakers Dr. Elise Crain and Mrs. Jean Ann Hutchinson.
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West Elementary fourth graders learned about pair programming, where two coders work together to write a program using one device. Students then had the opportunity to try pair programming or code on their own.