The 2013 Walk-A-Thon was a great success! Oak Creek raised about $12,000 for the Oak Creek PTO! Thanks to all of those involved who made this a great experience for the students, staff, and families of Oak Creek.
Oak Creek Elementary School (OCES) held a First Grade Literacy Night at the school October 2. Literacy support teacher Lynn Wypasek and Title 1 teachers Brittni Barth and Kelly Echelberry presented at the workshop, which was designed to educate parents on support strategies to use with their children at home. Parents were introduced to the components of first grade reading instruction via video clips of actual OCES students. Parents also learned about assessment, shared reading, guided reading, independent reading, word study and writing, and how all of these components work together to create reading success for their children. The teachers often hear “how do we support our children with reading at home?” They answer that the home-to-school connection is critical to developing a child who loves to read.
The teachers entertained the students with great skits to introduce themselves at the 2013 Opening Assembly. Each grade level and special area team of teachers came up with a unique skit to introduce themselves to the students of Oak Creek.
Thirty-five students represented Olentangy Local Schools during this year’s regional Invention Convention competition held May 18 at Columbus State Community College. Based on the quality of their invention, six of those students were selected to receive special recognition or college scholarship funds. Those students, the school they attend, the invention they created and their award are:
Avery, Scioto Ridge Elementary School, The Dump Stump, $150 college scholarship
Caroline, Alum Creek Elementary School, The Sight Stick, $500 college scholarship
Brayden, Glen Oak Elementary School, One More Call, Recognized by AEP
Brianna, Freedom Trail Elementary School, Back Pack Holder, $50 college scholarship
Nicholas, Arrowhead Elementary School, Bacteria Blaster, $500 college scholarship
Abigail, Freedom Trail Elementary School, Back Pack Holder, $50 college scholarship
The Olentangy students who participated in the regional Invention Convention are:
Brody, Scioto Ridge Elementary School, BRB’s No Spill Tackle
Maddie, Olentangy Hyatts Middle School, The Hair Helper
Colin, Scioto Ridge Elementary School, Martial Arts Easy Belt
Vaishnavi, Olentangy Meadows Elementary School, The Guinea Pig Bottle Quieter
Oak Creek Elementary School (OCES) on May 22 played host to a Summer Reading Kickoff Party for students in grades K-5. Participants purchased books and learned about various summer reading programs, including MyON, a free online resource for Olentangy students available now through Aug. 15. Students at the event also were able to read books with local firefighters and read to dogs available through the Delaware County Humane Society.
Students at the OCES Summer Reading Kickoff Party read to dogs from the Delaware Humane Society.
Firefighter Jackson reads to students at the Summer Reading Kickoff Party. Students learned that reading is important to all occupations.
Oak Creek Elementary School students prepare for the Summer Reading Kickoff Party!