WHAT'S NEW IN OAKWOOD
District Looks for Feedback
Oakwood Schools is looking for feedback from its stakeholders. Multiple surveys are being conducted to gain opinions on a variety of topics. You can currently participate in the 2018 Communications Survey. We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts and opinions.
Class of 2018 Prepares for Graduation
The Oakwood High School Class of 2018 will celebrate commencement Tuesday, May 29 at the Dayton Convention Center at 7:30 p.m.
Check out our Class of 2018 Senior Profile series and learn more about some of the members of this amazing class. Hear what they say about their peers, their high school experiences and their advice to future classes.
Students were honored Tuesday, May 22 at the Dayton Art Institute at the annual Oakwood High School Senior Academic Awards and Recognition Program. A number of scholarships were announced, along with honoring students for their academic achievements. You can see a complete listing of those award recipients.
Former Gov. Taft Visits Harman
He led the state of Ohio for eight years, now former Governor Bob Taft is sharing the story of his family, Ohio history and Ohio government with students.
Doing what is best for students is our guiding principle. To this end, the Oakwood School community commits the resources, support, expertise and experiences needed for all students to achieve.
The Oakwood School community educates students to become ethical decision-makers who achieve their life goals, take responsible risks, and contribute to the greater good of the world. Graduates are prepared for their post-secondary pursuits, proud of their Oakwood education, and poised to lead and serve.
Be sure and watch our new video series, Teacher Talks.
Hear from Oakwood Schools' teachers about how education is evolving and what that means for our students.
From the Superintendent's Desk
2017-2018 School Year Comes to a Close
As another great school year comes to a close, I wanted to share an update on three important topics in the Oakwood Schools: 2017-2018 highlights, Master Facilities Plan and Community Surveys.
Our students and staff continue to excel:
- Top-notch achievement and growth in our classrooms
- Expanded options for students - AP (Advanced Placement), Guitar, Lacrosse Teams
- Outstanding BOLD (Building Our Lives Drug-free) initiative
- Upgraded safety measures
- A host of excellent performances on the stage
- Upgraded communication efforts (website, social media, eNotify)
- Multiple championships, including AcaDec’s 7th consecutive National Title
- First full-year of sports at Lane Stadium
- The beginning of a multifaceted conversation about the future of our facilities
Master Facilities Plan
During the next few months, we will be announcing our next steps with the long-range plan for our facilities. We appreciate the feedback we have received during the past several months and our plans will reflect what we have learned. These plans include preserving our current buildings through needed prioritized infrastructure improvements, maximizing our current footprint to create optimum learning spaces, addressing Performing Arts rehearsal space issues and possibly enhancing performance space using private donations as much as possible, further exploring the concept of an Early Learning Center for PK-1 which could also serve as community space enabling lifelong learning opportunities for residents, and eventually investigating the concept of a new high school or middle school, all with a keen sensitivity of the costs to our community’s taxpayers.
We are creating prioritized phases that can be implemented over the next several years, and it appears this plan would not involve a bond issue until 2019 at the earliest.
In the interest of continuous improvement, we will keep pushing forward on several fronts and want to be sure we are “in tune” with the wants and opinions of our parents, community and staff.
Therefore, we are going to ask for you to share your thoughts on a variety of topics during the next couple of weeks, allowing us to analyze and reflect on your input during the summer. We are starting with a Communications Survey. We hope in the next week, you will take a few minutes to complete this short survey:
Again, thank you for your unwavering support of our students, teachers and staff and willingness to stay informed and involved in your schools.
Smith's Lynne Irwin becomes the eighth recipient of the Parker Love of Teaching Award.
Harman students are using 3D printers to expand their knowledge in a number of different ways.
After winning the aviation art contest, a Smith student is getting a big opportunity.
More than 40 Oakwood High School students are now members of the National French Honor's Society.
Thanks to members of the Dayton Philharmonic, Harman first graders know a little bit more about music and about being kind to others.
For the seventh consecutive year, the Oakwood High School Academic Decathlon team is the National Champion. The team won more than 60 individual awards.
OHS students try their hands at marketing cereal.
The Junior High Academic Team is heading to Nationals after placing 8th in the state tournament.
Thank you to everyone who made this year's Oakwood Schools Health Fair such a success!