OVCS news you can use for Nov. 16-20, 2015
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.
Entrepreneur in Residence for the Southern Tier Startup Alliance and Rev: Ithaca Startup Works. Entrepreneurial faculty at both Ithaca College and the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. Confounder and CEO of SightSpeed.
Student government president at Ithaca College, and aspiring entrepreneur. Winner an International United Way Promising Practices in Education award for teaching social entrepreneurship to local high schools.
Business owner, motivational speaker, educational consultant for over 200 schools in New York State. Former Commissioner of Parks, Recreation and Youth Programs for the City of Syracuse.
5th grade parent breakfast
Morning Program and Story Corner (and 5th grade parent breakfast) on Fri., Nov. 20
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.
Board of Education meeting and cyber security presentation
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
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!!!!"
Chelsea Doolittle in Area All-State at SUNY Oneonta
Third graders participate in "presidential" election
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
Report cards mailed Friday
Lady Vikings get top votes from the Central Counties League
Mary Lyon: Honorable Mention
Amber Meigs: Honorable Mention
Jillian Waltz: First Team, tied for most goals and third in scoring
We are Viking proud!
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!
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
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