Oscoda Area Schools in Oscoda, Michigan, provide you with a public education school for K-12 students.
Partners in Learning
We at Oscoda Area Schools firmly believe that everyone can learn and contribute, and that all employees and volunteers at our public education school are partners in learning.
Respect is a Key Ingredient
Everyone should have respect for self and others. Community support and involvement are essential to the success of our school. Families share in the responsibilities of educating their children.
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Preorder Yearbook Deadline: March 7th
Order forms are available in the highschool office, price is $35 (includes Spring Supplement in fall) personalization and Icons on cover are extra.
RES: Building Strong Character! Monday Feburary 24th
Joel Tacey will be here to provide a 45 minute family friendly, fun, exciting show centered around the importance of encouraging and developing good character traits. He will share memorable lessons about being trustworthy, fair, responsible, respectful, caring and a good citizen.
Based on testimonies from other schools, "it's a wonderful and powerful assembly to help build students' character!"
Following his assembly, parents and students will have an opportunity to put their new skills into action. There will be stations set up allowing them to make thank you cards for our service men, developing their very own "recipe for respect" in the form of a magnet that they can hang in their locker as a reminder and creating a gratitude journal.
The PTO will be passing out free popcorn for students and families to enjoy during the show. The show itself may be sort of immature for some of our 4th, 5th and 6th grade students but the topic is something that spans the ages, that being said, we plan to invite all students and families of RES.
If you are free that night, we would love to have you join us! If you have any resources or thoughts on ways this event could be enhanced, please share!
Richardson Elementary teacher Morgan Potts and the Fuel Up To Play 60 Reps are proud to announce that Richardson Elementary School is the recipient of a $1,130 grant from Fuel Up To Play 60.
The grant money will be used to purchase a portable speaker system. The speaker system will be used during weekly Fuel Up To Play 60 recess competitions, daily in Physical Education class to hear instructions and to listen to music to keep them pumped up and moving! Money from the grant along with the “Mmm…Yogurt” grant through the United Dairy Industry of Michigan, received earlier in the year, will also be used to make healthy smoothies for the students to try later this school year.Richardson Elementary School would like to say a big thank you to Fuel Up to Play 60 organization and the United dairy Industry of Michigan for their continued support to keep our students healthy!
Seven Oscoda Area High School students traveled to Alpena last weekend to participate in MSBOA (Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association) District 9 All-Star Band.
Students were selected for membership in these fine ensembles via recorded audition. The audition was open to students from 22 area school districts. Students in grades7 - 9 are eligible to audition for Junior All-Star Band, and students in grades 9 - 12 are eligible to audition for Senior All-Star Band.
This year's guest conductor for Junior All-Star Band was Mr. Matthew Bishop, Director of Bands for Crawford AuSable Schools in Grayling. The Junior All-Star Band performed six pieces at Saturday's concert, including "Asian Folk Rhapsody" by Richard Saucedo and "Celtic Air and Dance" by Michael Sweeney. Members of the MSBOA District 9 Junior All-Star Band from Oscoda were: Amber Brewer, 8th Grade Clarinetist, Ethan Raybourn, 7th Grade Percussionist, Zachary Stepp, 7th Grade Percussionist and Baily VanVleet, 8th Grade Tenor Saxophonist. Baily VanVleet earned first chair in the ensemble.
This year's guest conductor for Senior All-Star Band was Dr. Scott Boerma, Director of Bands for Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. The Senior All-Star Band performed four pieces at Saturday's concert, including, "Shadows" by Scott Boerma, "The Klaxon" by Henry Fillmore and "Fortress" by Frank Ticheli. Members of the MSBOA District 9 Senior All-Star Band from Oscoda were: Taylor Huitema, 11th Grade Alto Saxophonist, Savanna Johnson, 9th Grade Flutist, and Sarah Yates, 12th Grade Trumpeter. Taylor Huitema earned first chair in the ensemble.
left to right:
Zach Stepp, Ethan Raybourn, Baily VanVleet, Amber Brewer, Taylor Huitema, Savanna Johnson, Sarah Yates
Oscoda Schools will be hosting our 2nd Annual College Fair Thursday, March 27th from 2:00-6:00 pm.
This will coincide with Parent Teacher conferences. We felt this was a good opportunity for us to have as many students/families as possible visit the attending school representatives. As of today, the following schools have reserved a spot:
Michigan State University
U of M Flint
Eastern Michigan University
Central Michigan University
Northern Michigan University
Michigan Technological University
Alpena Community College
Kirtland Community College
OHS Student Council is at it again. They will again be running the Teens for Jeans Campaign to collect used jeans that will be donated to Aeopostle stores which in turn get donated to homeless shelters around the US and Canada.
To date, Teens for Jeans has provided almost 3.3 million pairs of jeans to over 1,000 shelters in the United States and Canada.
Please dig into the back of those closets and clean out those drawers and donate your old jeans you don't wear any more. Give away the jeans that don't fit your kids and help OHS Student Council with their Teens for Jeans project. A scholarship is up for grabs and WE WANT TO WIN! Thanks for your help!
After School Workshop for 7-8 every Monday and Tuesday and Wednesday and Thursday for high school kids. Also, we have a teacher available in the Learning Center every hour to help students with their assignments. Next Saturday Workshop is December 14.
Oscoda Education Opportunity Foundation
This foundation has been doing many wonderful things with our school district and its students. This foundation was formed in 1992 by a group of volunteers who wanted to maximize every existing educational oppourtunity for Oscoda Area School students and staff as well as create some new ones. Click here to check out their website to see what opporunities are available. You can also email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be sure to check out our Board of Education page for Board Meeting Agendas, Minutes and Special Board Meeting notices!
Meet the Board Members and find out whats happening at our schools!
Click here for the new health proposal for Oscoda Employees. Click here to see the current coverage.
In an effort to improve system practices
Oscoda Area Schools is conducting a Parent Survey. We VALUE your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete this survey. In order to complete the survey, please click on this link: Parent Survey Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous. Your honest opinion is appreciated. Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.
OHS Students are working hard to make your season bright, with no shortage of Owl Athletics at MHSAA! MHSAA State Championships - Streamed Live to you computer @ www.MHSAA.tv!
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We are pleased to announce a change in how you and your community can access Oscoda's MHSAA home. Vanity or customized URLs (the technical acronym for hyperlinks) are now in place for all high schools and junior high/middle schools. For example, if you are looking for information on Oscoda, the sample links (URLs) below are in place:
To reach Oscoda's MHSAA home:
To reach Oscoda's Varsity Football:
To reach Oscoda's Varsity Girls Basketball:
NOTE: The links above are examples for high schools where varsity is referenced. Visit your junior high/middle school home page and navigate to the different sports to view how this feature uses different levels in the URL. The varsity level for junior high/middle schools will be removed prior to the 2013-14 season for all non-high schools.