Oak Grove News

Weekly Update ~ September 8, 2015

7th Grade Camp Duncan Field Trip

The 7th graders had a busy first week of school. They participated in an outdoor education field trip and followed it up with a team building day on Friday.

The students had beautiful weather and enjoyed boating, teams course, rope games, a star lab, a climbing wall and s'mores all while working together encouraging and supporting their classmates and building relationships with their teachers. The team day allowed each student to "Step Into 7th Grade" and set a goal, discuss what they would do to make this year a great one and how they can work together to create a awesome school environment. The teachers and students are looking forward to a great year and our second trip to Camp Duncan in the spring.

Curriculum Corner

Hello Oak Grove Community,

As the year gets up and running, your calendars will fill up quick. If you are a parent of an 8th grader, please remember to reserve November 7th, 2015. LHS will be administering the PSAT to all incoming freshman in order to help determine class placement for the 2016-17 school year. In addition to the PSAT results, the STAR winter assessment, the placement tests given at OGS, and teacher recommendations will play a role in the final placement recommendation for freshman class schedules.

Specifically, parents have asked about HS math placement. In order to provide some clarity on our vertical alignment, a document has been created to show the progression between our on-grade level program, our Talented And Gifted program, and the connection to Libertyville High School. By altering a few components of the 8th grade math curriculum, we are able to offer all OGS students four choices of mathematics at the high school. While most students will take grade 8 algebra and then the high school’s version of Algebra I, there are a few exceptions to the rule and OGS administration wants to ensure that those few students have that option to enter directly into Geometry. This document was shared with parents who attended 6th, 7th, and 8th grade curriculum nights and was approved at the August 2015 board meeting.

There are also have been a few questions about our resources versus our curriculum. We are still utilizing the Bridges resources for students in grades K-5 math and College Preparatory Mathematics for grades 6-8 and Algebra I. Our curriculum, is aligned to the IL learning standards and occasionally deviates from our primary resource. If you have any questions about our math sequence, please contact one of our administrators.

PTO News

September 8, 2015

A Message from PTO Co-Presidents Lisa Perrone and Mia Hughes:

Hot Lunches this week:

Tuesday - Panera

Wednesday - Pasta

Thursday - Culver's

New Lunch Orders and Changes to Existing

Oak Grove PTO Registration has reopened and will remain open until 3pm on Monday, September 14th. During this time you can make changes to your existing lunch order or if you missed the June cut off, you may register now. If you are registering for the 1st time now because you missed the June cut off, you will be charged a $25 late fee. Please note any changes you make or new registrations will not begin until the week of September 21st. Once the system closes on the 14th no changes or new orders will be accepted. To register, visit the PTO page on the OGS website. You will need your student's ID number and password. If you don't have your ID and password, contact the school.


Only 2 Days Left! Don’t forget to log into www.headsupapparel.com. and enter Oak Grove 2015 to bring up the OGS Spirit Wear collection. Show your school spirit! Place your order to ensure you are sporting the latest Oak Grove gear. All proceeds benefit the programs provided by the Oak Grove PTO.

Order deadline is this Thursday, September 10th at 11:59pm. You can place your order from any computer. Merchandise will be distributed at school approximately mid-October. All sales are final.

Room Parent Need

Mrs. Seveska's class is in need of a head room parent. If you are able to help please contact Erin Heard at erin.heard@yahoo.com or Lisa Perrone atlisa@millcreekpkg.com. Please note that the Halloween, Holiday, and Valentine's Day Parties are ALL on Fridays this year.

Questions? Email Katrina Treutelaar at katrinatreutelaar@me.com or Juliana Furlong at jcf2465098@yahoo.com

Oak Grove School Education Foundation (OGSEF)

Save the Date: Gala 2016

Our biennial Spring Gala will take place on February 27th, 2016 at Independence Grove. Mark your calendars and look for more information on tickets, sponsorships, auction donations and volunteer opportunities soon! The Gala is OGSEF’s biggest fundraising initiative and we need the support of our community, parents, faculty and students to make it a great success. Plus, it is a great opportunity to network and socialize with your community…not to mention a ton of fun! The event features food, drinks, entertainment, auctions and more. This is an event you will not want to miss!

Support our upcoming Spring Gala through tickets, joining one of our Gala planning committees, auction donations, fundraising and volunteering! Contact ogsfoundation@yahoo.com for more information!


Fall Intramural Volleyball

Intramural sports are open to 4th-8th grade girls and boys. Parents must fill out a permission form and pay the $10 fee online through RevTrak. Students should meet in the Patt gym from 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm on the following dates:

Monday, September 14

Wednesday, September 16

Monday, September 21

Wednesday, September 23

Tuesday, September 29

Wednesday, September 30

Monday, October 5

Wednesday, October 7

If you have any questions, please email Coach Anna Edelson.


New Website Preview

As announced last year, Oak Grove School is moving their web site to be hosted by CampusSuite. You can get a preview of the web site here. Please note that the search function will not work until a few days after this site officially becomes "www.ogschool.org"

Virtual Backpack

Please click HERE to view the flyers in our Virtual Backpack.

Oak Grove School Board of Education

Click HERE to view Board Agenda and Minutes