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Senior National Honors Society

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To our senior members of National Honor Society, we wish to thank you for your service, leadership, character, and scholarship here at school and in the community. Best wishes to you all!

Jose Allen

Lance Campbell

Jonathan Clark

Louis Danti

Jaden Edwards

Hunter Good

Jami Hurford

Kristina Merriman

Jennifer Quinn

Kandis Sauer

Leena Tetzloff

Samantha Young

We are BOBCATS: Bringing Our Best Character, Attitude, Teamwork, and Scholarship!

OD Says Thanks

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To the Oregon-Davis Community:

Thank you for your support in the approval of the referendum tax on Tuesday, May 8. The results of the referendum vote is a direct reflection of how our community values the Oregon-Davis School Corporation as the centerpiece of our community.

The Oregon-Davis School Corporation will continue to promote the mission of the corporation which is to develop students with strong character and a positive attitude who exhibit personal growth, citizenship, and academic mastery through collaboration, academic and social opportunities. Through academic readiness and career development, the Oregon-Davis School Corporation will strive to teach next generation skills that benefit students and the community. The Oregon-Davis School Corporation continues to foster a B.O.B.C.A.T.S. environment everyday for all students – Bring Our Best Character, Attitude, Teamwork, and Scholarship!

Thank you again.

Dr. Don Harman, Superintendent

Dual Credit and Vocational Opportunities Available

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Oregon-Davis has many vocational opportunities and dual credit options available for students, which prepare students for life after high school. Vocational courses and industry certifications equip students with marketable skills that can be used to get a job after high school graduation. Dual credit courses allow students to earn college credits while still in high school, saving money in two ways: by earning college credit through less expensive courses in high school and by helping students graduate college faster, minimizing the college tuition bill.

O-D students are encouraged to pursue dual credit and vocational opportunities while in high school to prepare for success after graduation, no matter the path they choose.

As students begin to look at scheduling for the 2018-19 school year, they should be aware of the various vocational programs offered. Oregon-Davis Jr-Sr High School has a partnership with the North Central Area Vocational Cooperative (NCAVC) to offer several half-day courses that provide students with an opportunity to earn dual credit through Ivy Tech and Ancilla College, as well as industry certifications. Visit the NCAVC website for more information: http://ncavcindiana.weebly.com/. Available vocational classes are:

  • Automotive Services Technology I & II
  • Construction Technology I & II
  • Cosmetology I & II • Criminal Justice I & II
  • Culinary Arts and Hospitality
  • Early Childhood Education I & II
  • Graphic Imaging Technology I & II
  • Health Science Education I & II
  • Industrial Automation & Robotics I & II
  • Networking I & II
  • Precision Machining I & II
  • Welding Technology I & II Interested students should speak to their counselor about taking advantage of vocational and dual credit opportunities.

Commencement

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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 1, 2018 at 6:30pm. We hope to see you there!

Sleep and Learning

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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

A Growth Mindset

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Some children are born with an inner drive to keep trying over and over when they fail. Most children aren’t, though, and it is up to us to help them see that failing is actually the key to succeeding. Teaching our children the word YET is key. They may come to you and say, “I don’t know how to read” or “I can’t ride a 2 wheeler” or “I can’t get good grades.” We need to teach them to add the word “yet” to the end of those sentences so they start to realize that these things take time and with the right mindset, they will happen! Sit down with your child and list out things that they now do, that at one time they thought were hard. Have them tell you that with practice they learned to do hard things. They are able to do hard things! Using this type of thinking and dialogue around our children will teach them that by trying, failing and learning from their mistakes, they will succeed at doing hard things.

Preschool Sign Ups

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Oregon Davis Elementary will be accepting signups for preschool throughout the rest of this school year for the 2018-19 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 2018-19 or 2019-20 school year.

The Benefits of Reading Books

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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.
  1.      Reading exercises your brain.
  2.      Reading increases your ability to empathize with others.
  3.      Reading improves concentration and focus.
  4.      Reading helps develop creativity.
  5.      Reading is entertaining.
  6.      Reading provides knowledge and information.
  7.      Reading enriches language and vocabulary.
  8.      Reading reduces stress and puts you in a better mood.