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WEEKLY NEWS HIGHLIGHTING OUR STUDENTS & STAFF

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Nutrition and Food Services hosted some taste testing events this week to see if students want to add stir fry vegetables onto the menu. This is just one of many ways the District works to comply with nutrition standards while offering students foods they like.


Watch the video to learn more.

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Each spring, OJH and OHS students and their parents are encouraged to participate in ICAP night — a time for students and their parents to meet with advisory teachers and collectively discuss classes that best fit with the student's future goals.


Parents should be receiving an email from their student's advisory teacher soon to sign up for a time.

2018/19 School Yearbooks

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100 days and counting

West Elementary students celebrated the 100th day of school Jan. 24 with various activities and crafts.

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Literacy Corners

When it's cold outside — and boy was it cold this week — it's nice to get comfy with a good book. West Elementary second graders in Mrs. Matthews' class did just that, working in literacy corners to meet their individual literacy goals.
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FCCLA Regional STAR Events

Ozark Junior High School FCCLA students participated in the Regional STAR Events competition Jan. 18, bringing home five medals with three students advancing to state. STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) Events are competitive events in which members are recognized for proficiency and achievement in chapter and individual projects, leadership skills and career preparation.


In ninth grade, Natalie Tucker received gold in illustrated talk; Hannah Jones received gold in recycle redesign and will represent Ozark at state competition; and Grace Vance received silver medal in sports nutrition.


In eighth grade, Kadence Kirkland and Kenzie Raby received gold in sports nutrition and will represent Ozark at state; and Alexis Solomon and Jordyn Foley received bronze in food innovations.


Freshman Natalie Tucker was also elected as a regional officer and will serve as the reporter for the 2019/20 school year.

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Grace Notes

The eighth and ninth grade honor choir, Grace Notes, performed Jan. 24 at the State of Missouri MMEA conference.
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Good luck OJH Robotics!

The OJH Robotics Team has been working hard preparing for the state qualifying meet Jan. 26 at Drury against 36 teams. Aside from the competition itself, students will be judged on a team notebook and on an interview with a panel of judges. If the team finishes in the top five, students will be eligible to participate in the state championship in March. Good luck!

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Wise kindergarten teachers

Some very wise kindergarten teachers at North Elementary helped students celebrate the 100th day of school by dressing up as 100 years old.

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Donuts with Dads

More than 200 dads enjoyed donuts and played games with their children Jan. 24 at South Elementary's Donuts with Dads event.

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Science is fun!

South Elementary kindergarten students explored collisions with dominoes this week.
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ProStart teams earn Silver

Both OHS culinary teams from Mrs. Baumann’s ProStart class earned silver at the FCCLA Culinary Competition Jan. 22 at Republic High School. Students cooked sautéed breast of chicken in mustard cream sauce, fresh broccoli sauté, classic rice pilaf and Aeblekage (Danish apple trifle). Congratulations to all the students who participated — Team 1: Conor Idell, Dusty Holmes and Jake Dralle; Team 2: Autumn Newton, Shannon O'Hara and Zarren George.

OHS FCCLA students Heading to State

Eliza McComas, left, and Meagan Smith may only be high school students, but they’ve already designed a guest room and lounge for a hotel in Sanibel Island, Florida — a fictional hotel, that is. Eliza and Meagan competed in the FCCLA STAR Event competition for Region 10 FCCLA on Jan. 18 in the Interior Design Event, receiving gold medals. The Ozark High School students will compete at the State FCCLA competition in March. The students are in the Level 2 Interior Design class, which is part of the Fashion and Interior Design Pathway at Ozark High School taught by Lexy McNew.

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Hands-on experience

OHS Auto Tech students get hands-on practice each day in class. Seniors Jordan and Bryer are replacing the blower speed control on this vehicle to repair issues with the a/c fan.

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Be an Ozark SuperFan!

OHS students and family, be sure to download the OHS SuperFan App and check into events you attend at the school. Check-ins earn you points for sweet rewards!
KITES

Kids in Talented Educational Studies

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Extempore

Can you make a doghouse out of 8 playing cards and 2 paper clips in only 3 minutes? KITES students, and some of their parents, attempted just that during a parent information meeting Jan. 22 about Extempore, the annual state gifted competition. OHS Drama Teacher Laurie Hanlen along with some of her students, also held an acting workshop for the elementary students.

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playtime!

Ms. Melissa’s 2-year-old class at Tiger Paw had fun playing in centers this week. Students enjoyed making cookies in dramatic play, playing with puzzles and sensory tubs.

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Reading Buddies

We caught this sweet moment with Presiding Commissioner Ralph Phillips and East Elementary fifth grader Dustin Farmer. They have been reading buddies since Dustin was in kindergarten. We really appreciate all our volunteers!

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Celebrating 100 days of school

East Elementary students celebrated the 100th day of school Jan. 24, working the number 100 into various activities throughout the day.

Did you know?

Did you know there are approximately 225 English Learner students in the District? That means English is not their primary language. There are more than 10 languages spoken in the District, including Russian, Ukrainian, Romanian, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Swahili, Krio and Tagalog.


English Learners across the District are currently in the process of taking an annual assessment required by the state. The assessment measures students’ English language proficiency in four areas: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Each year, the goal is for EL students to get closer to being on par with a native English speaker.


Good luck!

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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.