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OVCS news you can use for Nov. 16-20, 2015

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Entrepreneur Night: What makes a great startup business idea?

Are you interested in hearing from people who have experience starting and growing companies?


Do you want to learn about new businesses in our region that are taking off?


Do you have a business idea of your own?


Do you wonder about steps needed to move from idea to launch?


Are you thinking about moving a business in new and expanding directions?


Are you simply curious about business startups?


Then this is for you.


On Tuesday, Nov. 17 from 7-8:30 pm in the Oxford High School Auditorium, join us for a free presentation about entrepreneurship led by Brad Treat, Entrepreneur in Residence at the Southern Tier Startup Alliance, and Dominick Recckio, college student entrepreneur and leader, with Introductions by Otis Jennings and Steve Palmatier.


If you can't attend, you can login from any digital device to our live streaming, and even send in your questions for the presenters: http://bit.ly/1LOploc . You may visit this link to register now, or simply log on when Entrepreneur Night begins.


This event is cosponsored by the Oxford Academy Central School District, the Otselic Valley Central School District, the Southern Tier Startup Alliance, and Commerce Chenango.

5th grade parent breakfast

Are you the parent or guardian of a 5th grader at OV? Then we have a continental breakfast for you! Join us on Friday, November 20 from 8 to 8:45 am in Mr. Winn's classroom to learn more about your student's class activities and curriculum. Then feel free to move right into Morning Program where some of the 5th graders will be participating in the Open Mic portion of that program. It's a good day to be a Viking!
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Morning Program and Story Corner (and 5th grade parent breakfast) on Fri., Nov. 20

Story Corner: for the littlest Vikings from birth to school age, at 8:20 am in our library. Those soft toys and puppets are for you to play with, but we especially love the picture books. Then you're welcome to join us for Morning Program, the school-wide assembly in the gym for students up to grade 6.


Morning Program: for families of students in Pre-K through grade 6, at 8:50 am. Music, special presentations, and student recognition are a great way to start the day and enjoy our time together as V.I.K.I.N.G.S.

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Board of Education meeting and cyber security presentation

On Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 6:30 pm in the S. Otselic school cafeteria, speaker and trainer Otis Jennings will precede the Board of Education meeting with a presentation on cyber security. In his work with students who are college-bound or in the work force during high school and after graduation, he has seen first-hand the consequences of online financial fraud. As an employer, he understands the importance of job candidates having a social media presence that reflects well. He has information to share that will be of interest to students and their families.


Also on Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 7 pm: a regular Board of Education meeting in the cafeteria immediately follows Mr. Jennings's presentation.


You may choose one or both of these events -- attending one does not obligate you to attend the other although you are very welcome at both.

Viking Running Club Turkey Trot Race

Runners of all ages are invited to the Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk on Friday, Nov. 20 from 3:30-5:30 at the OV K-12 building, rain or shine. Registration includes a pre-race snack and a Turkey Toe-Token: $5 adults (18+), $3 students and kids. Prizes go to 1st place runners in the Youth Division, thanks to the Booster Club. Register by turning in the order form with cash or check (paid to Running Vikings) to Ms. Maxian by Wednesday, Nov. 18.



UPDATE from Ms. Maxian, posted Nov. 19: "Just sending a friendly reminder that tomorrow is OV’s Turkey Trot and that all registration fees go to support the Running Viking Club. They also include a snack (Fresh popped popcorn and/or a banana) and a Turkey Toe-Token!!!!! I am extending the adult registration ($5) until 3:30 tomorrow. Please stop by my room during the day or the new cafeteria after school. The race start time will be 3:45 and will go until 7 laps are completed. Remember it’s a 5k/ run or walk!!! Happy Running and Thanksgiving!!!!"


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Chelsea Doolittle in Area All-State at SUNY Oneonta

Chelsea was selected to sing in the Area All-State Music Festival at SUNY Oneonta on Nov. 20 and 21, including a public performance on Saturday at 3 pm. She was selected from New York State School Music Association Zone 8, which includes Delaware, Schoharie, Madison, Chenango and Otsego counties. Performances Saturday will include a women's chorus, mixed chorus, and a string orchestra. Congratulations, Chelsea!

Third graders participate in "presidential" election

For the last two weeks, Ms. Shepherd's third grade class has been learning about the branches of government as well as the electoral process. Students spent the week making campaign posters and writing speeches. Last Friday they dressed up as "presidents" and gave speeches in front of the 6th grade. Both grades voted using an OV "election booth."


Winners include Madeline Marshall (President) and Aiden Thompson (Vice-President).


Student participation in simulated democratic processes and procedures is among the best practices recommended by the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (Tufts University), among others. We are very pleased that Vikings learn citizenship at our school, and have opportunities to lead.

NYS Education Department opens survey on the Common Core standards till Nov. 30

As part of New York State's review of the Common Core standards, anyone may participate in a survey that addresses every part of the math and English standards, from pre-K through 12th grade. The survey includes 2,000 questions, but participants are not obligated to answer all of them in order for their input to be counted.


"This is a chance for anyone interested in our students' education, especially those who are closest to our schools, to give real, substantive feedback on the standards," said State Education Commission MaryEllen Elia.


The survey is open till Nov. 30, 2015, and can be found here: http://www.nysed.gov/aimhighny
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Report cards mailed Friday

It's report card time, and you get to see the outcomes of your hard work. We are especially proud of the many of you who have shown improvement this marking period. Keep up the good work!

Lady Vikings get top votes from the Central Counties League

Three of our Lady Vikings earned honors from the CCL, one of the Central New York HIgh School Sports conferences and leagues, following votes by coaches across the league. Congratulations, ladies!


Mary Lyon: Honorable Mention

Amber Meigs: Honorable Mention

Jillian Waltz: First Team, tied for most goals and third in scoring


We are Viking proud!

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Zumba!

UPDATE: No Zumba on Tues., Nov. 17


Zumba classes are now here at OV!


WHERE: The small cafeteria in the S. Otselic K-12 building

WHEN: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 - 6:30 pm

WHO: Ms. Pam Ross is the instructor; all skill levels are welcome

WHAT TO BRING: Water and a towel

COST: A free will donation for each class will begin in December, but classes for the rest of November are FREE!

Menus

Monday, Nov. 16

Brunch for lunch: egg, ham and cheese on bun, potato patty, orange slices, fruit, milk


Tuesday, Nov. 17

Beef stew or ravioli, green beans, carrots, roll or biscuit, fruit, milk


Wednesday, Nov. 18

Thanksgiving dinner: turkey/dressing, mashed potato, gravy, corn & carrots, fruit, milk


Thursday, Nov. 19

Veggie beef or tomato soup, ham or turkey sandwich, crackers, fruit, milk


Friday, Nov. 20

Nachos with cheee, refried beans, green beans, fresh fruit, milk


Monday, Nov. 23

Viking burger on bun, lettuce/tomato/onion/pickles, baked beans, fruit, milk

Viking Athletics

Monday, Nov. 16

Boys' modified basketball vs. Stockbridge, 4:30 pm


Wednesday, Nov. 18

Varsity scrimmage, 5:30 @ Mt. Markham (bus at 3:45)


Friday, Nov. 20

Boys' modified basketball vs. Madison at 4:30 pm


Wrestling bus 2:20 to RFA


Saturday, Nov. 21

Girls' JV and V Scrimmage, with Oxford, 10 am


For our Varsity basketball players competing through Hamilton Central School: scrimmage at Veron-Verona-Sherrill, 10 am

Thought of the week

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