Due to unseasonal fall weather that we have been experiencing, the Oregon-Davis Community Service Day has been postponed from Thursday, October 27th to Monday, November 13th. A rain date has been scheduled for Tuesday, November 14th. We believe that a later date will better serve our community once our leaves begin to fall. On Monday, November 13th, various students will utilize this day to give back to our community as the day will focus on raking and removing leaves for our community members that live in our school district. If you or if you know someone who lives in our school corporation who would like their leaves raked and removed, please call our central office at 867-2111 and provide the name and address.
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The Oregon-Davis School Corporation will have a scheduled eLearning day on Thursday, October 19, 2017. Lessons and expectations for the eLearning day will be provided to the students before the end of the day on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. Oregon-Davis School Corporation will not be in session on Friday, October 20, 2017 and October 23, 2017.
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If you have sidewalk chalk and are working on graffiti in art class what would you do? That’s right, you graffiti your name on the sidewalk! This was a great project for our kids and added great color around the building!
Check out this coverage from WSBT about how our elementary school now has access to a physician on campus.
OD is privileged to have access to technology in and around the classroom. With this privilege, comes a responsibility to use this technology in the way that it was intended. We call this being a good “Digital Citizen.” We expect staff, students and parents to uphold their role in creating good digital citizens.
As a parent or adult, you will need to set ground rules on technology use. In addition to this, monitoring media use and discussing appropriate sites to visit will help. It is also recommended that you know your children’s passwords and codes for their devices. Regularly checking their social online behaviors will help as well.
It is important for students to be aware of acceptable online practice. Students should avoid sharing or posting inappropriate images, sharing passwords, posting personal information and communicating with unknown numbers or individuals. Students can also be aware of suspicious behavior such as being asked for pictures, being asked to use a webcam and being asked if they are alone. Students are also expected to refrain from cyber bullying, spreading rumors or gossip, posting pictures of others without their permission, pretending to be someone they are not and threatening or harassing others. If students are aware of cyber bullying, they are asked to inform an adult immediately.
Students must be aware that once a picture, comment or file is placed on a public internet site, it’s out there forever and it cannot be taken back or deleted. It is more important now than ever that parents know what their children are doing online. Take the time to talk to your children about this important subject. For more information, please visit www.commonsensemedia.org.
In school, we often use the term goals with your children. How can we help our students set realistic goals and stick to them? Consider these ideas you can also support at home:
- Make the goal specific. The target needs to be very clear for your child. Help him/her clearly articulate what it is they want to achieve. Instead of a goal to get better at reading, the goal could be to better understand what is being read.
- Set a short timeframe. Many goals fail because the timeframe is too long. Set small, specific timeframes (2-3 weeks) that can be more easily monitored.
- Make a plan. Help your child figure out actions they can take to reach their goal. How will you better understand what you are reading? Will you write a summary after a certain number of pages? Will you ask questions as you read?
- Adjust the goal. There is nothing wrong with your child adjusting his/her goals. Adjusting will be more successful than quitting.
- Celebrate. Celebrate the small successes like sticking to the goal’s steps. There is something about acknowledging progress, even small progress, that propels us to keep at it and work toward the next small step along the road of attaining a goal.
Parents and teachers share the same goals for children and students; they want each individual to do their best. This will happen when parents and teachers work together. This can happen in a number of ways.
- Keeping lines of communication open between parents and teachers
- Parents help by setting aside time for schoolwork at home
- Teachers can send newsletters, create blogs, make phone calls and send report cards
- Parents can attend parent/teacher conferences to make sure that parents, teachers and students are all on the same page
- Parents can volunteer in the classroom or building
- Parents can help the teacher by letting them know about things happening at home
- Teachers and parents can work as a team to provide the best for students
Above is our Student Resource Officer (SRO) Mr. John Kohles. Mr. Kohles is pictured with a Town of Hamlet law enforcement vehicle which will be on our campus each day.