Oak Ridge Elementary

Weekly Update October 12-16

Writing Instruction

Over the next two weeks ORE students will participate in a classroom level writing assessment. Over the past 8 weeks each grade level has focused writing instruction based on the Common Core Writing Standards. It is now time to assess the writing growth that each student has made over the past several weeks. During the first week of this school year, each student participated in a Baseline Writing Assessment. We will now use that Baseline Writing Assessment to compare the growth that each child is making through Quarterly Writing Assessments that are completed at the end of each quarter. Please discuss these writing assessments with your child's teacher at the conferences that you attend and review their writing progress as we move through this school year. The Common Core Writing Standards can be reviewed by following this link:

Writing Standards

Early Release Day

This Wednesday, Oct. 14th, is the third Early Release Day for this school year. Students will be dismissed two hours early so that ORE teachers can engage in professional development. This coming Wednesday our teachers will focus their learning in sessions related to effective questioning techniques and effective writing instructional practices. Please be aware that on Early Release Days the lunch schedule is moved forward approximately one hour. Please review the GCS Calendar on our School's Website for the remaining Early Release Dates for this school year.


Oak Ridge now has an Instagram account and you can follow the fun by searching for OakRidgeColts in the application. This past Friday Superintendent Mo Green visited Oak Ridge and we posted a picture from the visit on our Instagram feed! Please follow us on Instagram to see the picture :) You can also view our Instagram Feed via our Facebook page - just click on the Instagram Tab near the top of our Facebook page to see the pictures we have posted so far.