Oak Grove News

Weekly Update ~ March 18, 2019

Board of Education Election

There are four candidates running for three upcoming Board of Education vacancies. Please use the links below to read the candidate profiles published in the Daily Herald.


Amy Frantz


Tony Giamis


Agata Karpowicz


Raabia Khan

Summer Camp at Oak Grove

Arts - Summer Camps for Grades 3-5 and 6-8. June 17-21


Grades: 3-5

8:30 am - 11:30 am: Elementary Art Explorers

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Make Your Own Video Games


Grades: 6-8

8:30 am - 11:30 am: Make Your Own Music Video

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Advanced Art Exploration


Families can sign-up for only one camp or for two; one in the AM and the other in the PM. We look forward to a very exciting and creative week.

Costs for the class will be $115 for each student and this includes all materials that will be used for the class. Class size is limited to 25 participants. Early registration is highly recommended to guarantee a spot. We are currently setting up RevTrak for payment and are hoping it will be able to accept payments starting later on this week. When it is active, we will post an announcement at www.ogschool.org.


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"Make Your Own Music Video", June 17-21, 2019; 8:30 am - 11:30 am


After very successful camps over the past two summers, we are delighted to be offering this experience again where incoming 6-8th grade students can direct, edit, and choreograph their own music videos.

Small groups of students will sing their favorite songs. Then they will choreograph and pick filming locations. Next, they record their video using high-quality cameras. Finally, students will edit their video using industry standard software.


Over the 5-day class, the students will learn:

  • The process of creating a music video and the various associated jobs

  • Storyboard creation

  • The basics of video/audio recording and editing

  • Greenscreen techniques & multi-cam editing


Please feel free to contact Dr. Jason Meltzer (meltzer@ogschool.org) or Mr. Logan Farris (farris@ogschool.org) if you have any questions or are having challenges registering for the class.


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"Make Your Own Video Games", June 17-21, 2019; 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Using Scratch, a graphical programming language designed by MIT, incoming 3rd-5th grade students will learn to construct your own interactive animations, games, and stories. Scratch helps us learn to think creatively, reason systematically and work collaboratively. Through an online account, our projects will be accessible even after camp ends, so you can continue creating at home.

Working on a computer or iPad, students will explore the Scratch environment through guided activities and experimentation. They will learn the basics of game design such as character development, gameplay, and genres. On the technical side, students will create sprites, animations, and variables. Types of games will include mazes, platform, and more open-ended projects such as musical performances and storytelling. Students will also create their own controllers using Makey-Makeys.

Over the 5-day class, the students will learn:

  • Introduction to game design

  • Basic character design and interaction in Scratch

  • Create levels, timers, scoreboards, and other interactive tools

  • Incorporate sound and music

  • Play each other's games and provide feedback


Please feel free to contact Dr. Jason Meltzer (meltzer@ogschool.org) or Mr. Logan Farris (farris@ogschool.org) if you have any questions or are having challenges registering for the class.


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"Elementary Art Explorers", June 17-21, 2018; 8:30 am - 11:30 am


For the first time ever at Oak Grove, we are offering a visual art summer camp! This camp will be for incoming 3rd-5th grade students. The 3 hours per day will allow the artists to really dive deep into an art medium without interruption. They will be able to learn new and more in depth techniques, experiment with special materials, and create something new each day.


Over the 5-day class, the students will learn:

  • Jewelry - Paper Bead Making

    • Creation & Connections to African Culture and Environmental Art

    • Shrinky Dink Keychain

  • Ceramics - Functional Art

    • Design and Create a Divided Serving Dish

  • Drawing

    • Still Life Contour Drawing & Shading using a direct light source

  • Watercolor Painting

    • Plein Air Painting (outside) & Alternative Techniques

  • Printmaking

    • Gelli Plate Printing and Stencil Creating


Please feel free to contact Mrs. Erin Vance (vance@ogschool.org) if you have any questions or are having challenges registering for the class.


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Advanced Art Exploration, June 17-21, 2018; 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm


For the first time ever at Oak Grove, we are offering a visual art summer camp! This camp will be for incoming 6-8th grade students. The 3 hours per day will allow the artists to really dive deep into an art medium without interruption. They will be able to learn new and more in-depth techniques, experiment with special materials, and create something new each day. **While the course outline is very similar to the grade 3-5 camp, the expansion of skill will be more in depth.


Over the 5-day class, the students will learn:

  • Jewelry - Paper Bead Making

    • Creation & Connections to African Culture and Environmental Art

    • Shrinky Dink Art

  • Ceramics - Functional Art

    • Design and Create plate, bowl, or serving dish

    • Throw a cup or bowl on the pottery wheel

  • Drawing

    • Still Life Contour Drawing & Shading using a direct light source

  • Painting

    • Plein Air Watercolor Painting (outside) & Alternative Techniques

    • Explore Public Art and Create Small Mural at OGS

  • Printmaking

    • Gelli Plate Printing and Stencil Creating


Please feel free to contact Mrs. Erin Vance (vance@ogschool.org) if you have any questions or are having challenges registering for the class.

Math Meet

Take part in a growing international mathematics competition for middle school students. Fun and free, since 2003! This is an online team based math competition that will be completed in the comforts of Oak Grove School.


When? Thursday April 11th from 3:30-4:30


Reserve a spot by contacting Mrs. Oesch

oesch.megan@ogschool.org

Oak Grove School Education Foundation

OGSEF Business Directory – Calling All Local Businesses!

The Oak Grove School Education Foundation is in the process of putting together a directory of local businesses. The focus of the directory will be on home & personal services such as health, wellness, auto, construction, medical/dental, legal, kids activities and more. If you own a business or have one to recommend, please send an email to Dan Wells at danwells2166@gmail.com to make sure they are included. Thank you in advance for your input!

Camp Invention

We’re proud to host the Camp Invention® program, created by the National Inventors Hall of Fame®, at Oak Grove during the week of June 10th-14th! Register before March 22nd and save $25 using code A25CAMPEVENT at invent.org/camp or by calling 800-968-4332.

Curriculum Corner

Hello Oak Grove Community,

When we get back from spring break, during the week of April 8th: All students in grades 3 through 8 will need working headphones or earbuds at school to complete the reading portion of the Illinois Assessment of Readiness. To access practice tests that model the technical format of the assessment, click here: https://parcc.pearson.com/practice-tests

PTO

Meet the Candidate Night

The PTO would like to thank the candidates for the Oak Grove School Board of Education, Agata Karpowicz, Raabia Khan, and Tony Giamis, for sharing their views and opinions at our Meet the Candidate night that took place on Thursday, March 14th. Amy Frantz is also running but was unable to participate in the forum due to a prior work commitment. We would also like to thank Dr. Lemon and the school for allowing us to conduct this forum and everyone that attended. Don’t forget to vote on April 2nd!


K & 2 Open House and Ice Cream Social

The kindergarten and second grade Open House is on Wednesday, March 20, from 6:30pm-7:30pm. The PTO will be providing complimentary frozen treats in the elementary cafeteria. The ingredients and allergy information will be provided near the treats. There will also be a non-dairy option. This year, there will be some Oak Grove spirit items available for purchase as well.


Variety Show

We are thrilled with the record number of acts trying out for this year’s variety show! Tryouts are April 8/9. Your child was assigned a tryout time and given a permission slip when they signed up last week. An extra copy of the permission slip is included in the virtual backpack if yours didn’t make it home. If you have questions about the variety show, please email us at vshow@ogschool.org. Please work hard over the next few weeks to have your acts ready for tryouts. We have limited practice time before the show, so it is important that the acts are 'show ready’ at tryouts!


We Need Your Photos!

Please share your pictures of all your school related events. When uploading don't forget to comment with the child's grade and event when possible. Thank you for sharing!

https://photos.app.goo.gl/UC3FVJZyFn5JQL4f6

Peace and Unity Prayer Vigil at Islamic Foundation North

As a result of the tragic events in New Zealand last week, the Islamic Foundation North is planning to hold a prayer vigil this Wednesday. Everyone is welcome as we stand together in solidarity towards peace, unity and a better world.


  • Peace and Unity Prayer Vigil at Islamic Foundation North (IFN)
  • Wednesday, March 20th at 7:30 - 8:30 pm (we break for night prayer at 8:30 pm, but you are welcome to stay and observe the prayer service)
  • 1751 O'Plaine Rd, Libertyville, IL 60048 (North of Buckley or Rte 137, South of Belvidere or Rte 120)

Virtual Backpack

Please click HERE to view the flyers in our virtual backpack. Flyers are updated weekly, so please check back often so you won't miss any of the events going on in our community.

Oak Grove School Board of Education

Click HERE to view Board Agenda and Minutes