Efforts to make sure students are getting the proper nutrition were highlighted during Monday’s Oregon-Davis School Board meeting. Board members got an update from Food Service Director Jeff Messer, according to Superintendent Dr. Don Harman.Continue reading
Oregon-Davis is seeing success with its band program. Band Teacher Kendra Ohime gave an update during Monday’s school board meeting, according to Superintendent Dr. Don Harman.Continue reading
Oregon-Davis teachers are now a bit more prepared for emergencies. Superintendent Dr. Don Harman says the school corporation was recently able to purchase “go bags,” with grant funding from the Small, Rural School Achievement program. “They are emergency bags that were placed in every classroom on campus,” Harman explains.Continue reading
The Oregon-Davis School Board approved a list of summer school offerings Monday. High school students will once again have the chance to take part in a “supervised agricultural experience,” according to Superintendent Dr. Don Harman.Continue reading
Giving students the best education increasingly has teachers analyzing various types of data. Oregon-Davis Elementary School Principal Bill Bennett discussed the process with the school board last week, according to Superintendent Dr. Don Harman.Continue reading
The Oregon-Davis Music Department has gotten almost $1,000 in donations. A $665 donation from the Knox Masonic Lodge and a $300 grant from the Cheryl Lyn Welter Family Charitable Foundation were accepted by the school board Monday, according to Superintendent Dr. Don Harman.Continue reading
The offering of a computer science course is now officially part of the Oregon-Davis School Corporation’s policies. Superintendent Dr. Don Harman says the school board approved a pair of updates Monday, that had been recommended by policy consultant NEOLA.Continue reading
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.”Continue reading
Changes may be coming to Oregon-Davis students’ fall and Christmas breaks in the coming years. Calendar proposals for the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 school years were presented to the school board last week.Continue reading
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.”Continue reading
The Oregon-Davis School Board welcomed two new members during its annual reorganization meeting Wednesday. Kyle Hinds and Brandie Ecker were sworn into office, along with returning member Chris Lawrence, according to Superintendent Dr. Don Harman.Continue reading
The Eastern Pulaski School Board said goodbye to a longtime member last week. Mike Tetzloff attended his final meeting, after more than 16 years on the board.Continue reading
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.”
The Oregon-Davis School Corporation has updated its policies on bullying, dyslexia screening, and administrative leave, among others. Superintendent Dr. Don Harman says the school board approved a number of policies recommended by policy consultant NEOLA, during Monday’s meeting.
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.”
The Oregon-Davis School Corporation is making progress at implementing its new safety strategy. This year, the school corporation has adopted the ALICE procedure for dealing with armed intruders. It stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate.
Now that winter weather’s here, the Oregon-Davis School Board has approved an agreement for snow removal in the schools’ parking lots. “Through taking bids and interest and talking to some of our school board members, Green Grass, which is based out of Mishawaka and also Walkerton, we do have an agreement with them to plow our snow,” Superintendent Dr. Don Harman told board members last week. Continue reading
Oregon-Davis school administrators are planning their response to the latest round of school letter grades. O-D Elementary School got an A for the 2017-2018 school year. The junior/senior high school and the corporation as a whole received C’s.
Oregon-Davis students recently helped collect funds for the families affected by last month’s bus stop accident in Fulton County. “We had a fundraiser, a hat day, November 9,” Superintendent Dr. Don Harman told the school board last week. “Really neat that our students participated, and we raised $600.”
Oregon-Davis teachers will see an increase in their retirement benefits and changes to the sick day policy, as part of the 2018-2019 Master Teacher Agreement approved by the school board Monday. The school corporation is increasing its annual contribution to qualifying teachers’ 401a plans from $400 to $500, according to Superintendent Dr. Don Harman.