Oregon-Davis School Board Approves School Calendar But May Revisit eLearning

Recent weather conditions have led Oregon-Davis school officials to think about reinstating eLearning. Superintendent Dr. Don Harman says the issue was discussed during Monday’s school board meeting. “Obviously, with a lot of the weather situations that we’ve had in the last several weeks, the board has asked and I’ve had community members and parents ask if we would revisit eLearning days,” he says, “so we’re going to revisit those.”

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Woodworking, Band Teachers Recognized for their Efforts, During O-D School Board Meeting

Oregon-Davis’s woodworking and band teachers got some special recognition during Wednesday’s school board meeting. Superintendent Dr. Don Harman explains, “We recognized Mr. Ron Heningsmith who did create a lamp for a patron Mrs. Jensen with wood that her and her late husband donated in the name of Mr. Jensen. Also, Mr. Heningsmith and his woods courses are making coasters, Bobcat coasters, for all staff members.”

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O-D School Board Accepts Donations for T-Shirts, Lunch Accounts, Signage

A number of donations were accepted by the Oregon-Davis School Board Monday. Some students will getting new t-shirts, thanks to a pair of donations from Lee Nagai, according to Superintendent Dr. Don Harman. “[He] donated $100 to help with the cost of first [and second] grade t-shirts and then also 35 t-shirts that were purchased for the pep band,” Harman explains. “So we appreciate Lee Nagai’s assistance there.”

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Oregon-Davis PTA Plans ‘Pictures with Santa’ Fundraiser, During Next Week’s Christmas Programs

The recently-established Oregon-Davis PTA is coming up with some creative ways to raise money for the school corporation. “During our Christmas programs on December 11 and 12 at the high school, the PTA will be taking pictures with Santa and have hot cocoa and cookies available,” Superintendent Dr. Don Harman explains. “Pictures will be five dollars, to have a student take their picture with Santa, and so, then, the PTA is obviously trying to raise funds to help the school district.”

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Local Schools Looking to Implement Graduation Pathways for Students Struggling to Pass ISTEP

 

Local school administrators are looking toward the state’s new Graduation Pathways as a way to help current students struggling to pass the ISTEP. Knox High School Principal Dr. Elizabeth Ratliff told the school board last week that the initiative provides more options to students planning careers in various skilled trades.

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Oregon-Davis Woodworking Students Create Lamp to Honor Richard Jensen

Oregon-Davis woodworking students have created a memorial of sorts to a longtime pillar of the local community. Following the death of Richard Jensen, his wife donated a lot of the wood that he’d collected to the high school. Over the past few months, students have taken some of those wood pieces and assembled them into a table lamp, which they plan to present to Mrs. Jensen.

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