ODEM HIGH SCHOOL
Luis Garcia--Perfect Attendance Winner for Marking Period 5
Angela Thomas--Rock Star Teacher for Marking Period 5
Odem High School recognizes Mrs. Angela Thomas as our Rock Star Teacher for Marking Period 5.
Mrs. Thomas is a second year Art teacher who has fully embraced the district’s instructional strategies. A visit to her classroom is a delight. She has several samples of student work displayed on the walls of her room along with bulletin boards not only showing district instructional strategies but also her own examples and student examples of Blooms and the Frayer Model. Pictures of artists, academic vocabulary in a Word Wall, Exit Slip Folder at the door all point to her utilization of varied instructional methods. Lessons are very well designed to include numerous learning styles.
Mrs. Thomas utilizes real world examples, concrete examples, videos, and journaling to instruct and clarify concepts. Activities are aligned to instructional purposes that are varied and appropriate to the ability level of her students. Her lessons provide opportunities for students to connect to life experiences and personal interests. Real world examples are used to connect and provide relevance for assignments such as Screen Printing. Teacher discussed various uses and the improvements made over time, cross-curricular references to the Printing Press, and comparisons of using acrylic paint verses ink. Questions are planned in advance to address content and require students to elaborate beyond basic understanding. Use of probing questions to extend learning and increase rigor and use of randomness when calling on students keeps all students attentive and engaged.
Mrs. Thomas encourages her students to participate in various art competitions at local, district and national levels with plans to continue to build the Art Club in 2017. All students in the Art Club entered the K space Contemporary in Corpus Christi- Piñata Contest. Three students entered the Congressional Art Contest. Another 14 students entered the Made by Milk Carton construction contest. Art and Theatre Art students attended a reward trip to Rockport Beach for their hard work and dedication this year.
End of Course Tutorials Have Concluded
The Last Day of School is May 19th for Students Who Meet Requirements
Advanced Placement Parent Meeting
Wednesday, May 10th, 6pm
Odem High School Library
- May 9th--National Teacher's Day
- May 10th--Senior Trip
- May 10th--National Nurse's and Paraprofessional's Day
- May 11th--OHS Band Concert-Old Gym-6:30 p.m.
- May 16th--Seniors vs. Coaches
- May 16th--Athletic Banquet
- May 17th--Awards Assembly 9th, 10th, 11th grade @ 9:00 a.m.
- Aim for Success Parent Meeting--May 17th @ 7:15 OHS cafetorium
- May 18th--Senior Awards Ceremony @ 9:00 a.m.
- May 18th--XTREME 1 Assemblies 1:00 girls, 2:10 boys
- May 19th--Dodge Ball Tournament OJH/OHS
- May 23rd--National Honors Society Induction @ 6:30
- May 26th--GRADUATION
- May 22nd--May 31st--Intercession Days
- June 19th--June 23rd--STAAR EOC Retests
Behavior is what a man does, not what he thinks, feels, or believes.
~~ Emily Dickinson