The first school day for students is Aug. 10, 2017.
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Oregon-Davis School Corporation is planning for summer school to be for 10 days in July and August (July 24 – August 4) for various students in K-8 grade. Summer school will be in session between 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM with a grab and go breakfast as well as a lunch served at 11:30 AM. Transportation will be provided. Please note that summer school will be called Jump Start.
It has been an amazing year and an amazing journey for our seniors at Oregon-Davis. They have put in years of hard work, and as a result, their futures are coming together before their eyes. Some have been accepted to colleges across the country, some are pursuing a specific vocation while others are taking advantage of community college.
We will come together as a community to celebrate these students’ accomplishments together at our annual graduation ceremony on June 2, 2017 at 6:30 PM at the Jr./Sr. High School Gymnasium. We hope to see you there!
Many studies have been done that link sleep and learning. Researchers have found that well rested minds are able to learn easier and retain more information. So, how much sleep does your child need?
1-3 years old 12-14 Hours per day
3-6 years old 10-12 Hours per day
7-12 years old 10-11 Hours per day
12-18 years old 8-9 Hours per day
Summer is a great time to enrich and enhance student learning in a fun way. Parents can plan small, inexpensive or free outings in and around Hamlet that will allow students to expand their knowledge and pique curiosity. Parks and nature preserves serve as excellent outdoor classrooms where children can learn and explore. Children need to read daily, so picking out books at the library is a fun way to read for pleasure and keep up on reading skills. Going out with your child is not possible each and every day, playing at home and outside help children learn and grow.
It has been an amazing year and an amazing journey for our seniors at Oregon Davis. They have put in years of hard work, and as a result, their futures are coming together before their eyes. Some have been accepted to colleges across the country, some are pursuing a specific vocation while others are taking advantage of community college.
We will come together as a community to celebrate these students’ accomplishments together at our annual graduation ceremony on June 2, 2017 at 6:30pm. We hope to see you there!
Oregon Davis Elementary will be accepting signups for preschool throughout the rest of the school year for the 2017-18 school year. Please stop by the elementary office to fill out a brief information sheet and bring your child’s birth certificate and immunization records. A child is eligible to attend preschool if he or she is 4 or 5 years old and will be entering kindergarten during the 2017-18 or 2018-19 school year.
It is our goal that every student develops a passion for reading. We provide many opportunities on a daily basis for students to be exposed to a variety of texts. Every once and awhile we are faced with the question, “Why do we have to read?” Here are a variety of ways to answer this question.
- Reading exercises your brain.
- Reading increases your ability to empathize with others.
- Reading improves concentration and focus.
- Reading helps develop creativity.
- Reading is entertaining.
- Reading provides knowledge and information.
- Reading enriches language and vocabulary.
- Reading reduces stress and puts you in a better mood.
Oregon Davis Elementary is calling all parents of children who will be 5 years old on or before Aug. 1, 2017! Please join us Tuesday, April 11 from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. for Kindergarten Roundup. Make sure to bring your child’s birth certificate and their immunization records. Roundup will consist of touring the building, visiting classrooms, watching a video about a day in Kindergarten, refreshments and a goodie bag! For more questions and to reserve a spot, call (574) 867-2711.
Reading is celebrated across the nation during the month of March. Oregon-Davis has many activities planned in our buildings, but you can also celebrate at home with your student. Here are some great ways to incorporate reading into the month of March, and beyond.
- Go Book Shopping. This can be done anywhere from Barnes & Noble, Amazon or the library. Ask friends, librarians and teachers for some great book recommendations.
- Get Comfortable. Designate a special spot in your house for reading. Fill it with pillows, blankets and books. It doesn’t have to be big.
- Set Aside Family Reading Time. It is a lot easier to get everyone reading if everyone is doing it together. Set aside a designated amount of time each night. This may include reading a book as a family or everyone reading on their own.
4. Celebrate With a Movie. As a family you can choose a book that also has a movie. After you read the book together, you can all settle in and watch the movie together. You can even have a discussion about which one you thought was better and why.