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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.
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Parents should be receiving an email from their student's advisory teacher soon to sign up for a time.
2018/19 School Yearbooks
100 days and counting
West Elementary students celebrated the 100th day of school Jan. 24 with various activities and crafts.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Science is fun!
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.
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.
Be an Ozark SuperFan!
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.
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.
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.