Education majors from Arkansas Tech University visited Oakland and taught lessons to our students about whales. Our students learned about baleen, made blubber, and had the opportunity to see a life size model of a whale. Thank you to Arkansas Tech for providing our students with this learning experience!
Just a Reminder... The Boys and Girls Club will be closed Thursday 2/21 and Friday 2/22. If your child attends, please return the note sent home and note the method of transportation for your child for this Thursday and Friday. Thanks!!
Congratulations to the following classes...Ellis, Orellana, Janssen, Berry, Tankersley, and Stephanie Wilson. They won the book fair contest with the highest sales in each grade level. These classes decorated Mrs.Taylor and Mrs. Tammy with hearts “For the Love of Reading”❤️❤️❤️. Thank you to Oakland families for supporting our library.
We are having a coin challenge January 29-February 1st. Money collected will be used to add books to our classroom libraries. Each teacher will spend the amount collected by his/her students to select books for the classroom at the book fair beginning on February 4th. In addition to adding books to our class libraries, Scholastic matches the dollar amount we raise at Oakland. They will donate the matching funds in books to a school in need like those who suffered loss in the flooding in Louisiana or the storm damage in Texas. Tuesday- January 29th-bring pennies Wednesday-January 30th-bring nickels Thursday, January 31st-bring dimes Friday, February 1st-bring quarters
Class group pictures will be taken Wednesday, January 30. If you would like to order, please return the order form with payment by or on picture day. You may order online. If you choose that option, return the order form with the online payment code given at check out. Thanks!!
Oakland Heights Families are invited to BOOK BINGO Night on January 24th@ 6-7:30 p.m. Parents and students grades K-4 will each get a BINGO card. When you BINGO, you will be able to choose a FREE book from our Book Prize Table. Each round will have 6 winners so your chances are GREAT! Childcare will be available for those children who are younger than Kindergarten age. Spring Semester WatchDOG Sign-ups will also take place this night! Doors open at 5:45! See you then…..BINGO!
Picture retakes will be on Monday, November 12. Any students that were absent on the first picture day or who are new to the school since October 9 will need to have a photo taken for the yearbook. Students planning to have a picture retake must return the entire package ordered. We will begin promptly at 8:00.
The 3rd grade kickball tournament for this Friday has been cancelled due to rain in the forecast. The tournament will be rescheduled. We will update when we have more information.
Individual school pictures will be taken by LifeTouch on Tuesday, October 9. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LS79Oke_N0yAnkp8UZ8MuhD2hOHMUH9M/view?usp=sharing
The S.T.E.P.S. dance program begins soon. Students in grades 2-4 may participate. Please see the flyer for details. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GmiXfpQu__U7EJcfikt1W3UCMa-aDVVg/view?usp=sharing
Just A Reminder: Our office staff is working to update student information. As soon as possible, please complete and return all student information forms that you received in your packet. Please check both sides of the forms. Thank you!
Important Dates for Grades K-4: Thurs. 8/9-Classroom Rosters posted on school doors at 1:00 Meet the Teacher/Open House 4:00-6:00 Please bring your child and come and meet his/her teacher. Drop off school supplies and let the teacher know your child's method of transportation home. The Boys and Girls Club after school program will begin on 8/13. All students who plan to attend the B&GC must register or update their registration at the B&GC prior to 8/13. Students must be 6 to attend the program. Stop by the B&GC table at Meet the Teacher to let us know if your child will be attending. Transportation tables will be set up to answer questions. Please stop by the office if you have had a change in address or contact information. Mon. 8/13-7:50-Classes begin!
May is a busy month at OHE. Please check the school calendar for events. Early Dismissal Days: 5/17- 2 hr early dismissal for Teacher Recognition 5/29-1 hr early dismissal: Last Day of School
Oakland Kindergarten Registration will be held Tuesday, April 17th from 6-7 p.m. Come and meet our kindergarten teachers and register your future kindergarten student. State law requires children be five years of age on or before August 1, 2018, to enroll in kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year. Children should be registered in the attendance zone in which they live and should bring the following information to registration: an official copy of child’s birth certificate; guardianship papers, if you have been court-appointed as a legal guardian; immunization record; record of current physical examination by physician (children are required to have a physical exam before entering school); Social Security card; and ARKids First/Medicaid card (if applicable). For more information about the kindergarten registration process, please contact Dr. Chris Barnes at (479) 968-5216 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Russellville School District will hold kindergarten registration on April 16-17, 2018, from 6-7 p.m. Registration for Crawford, Dwight, and Sequoyah elementary schools will be on April 16, and registration for Center Valley, London, and Oakland Heights elementary schools will be on April 17. State law requires children be five years of age on or before August 1, 2018, to enroll in kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year. Children should be registered in the attendance zone in which they live and should bring the following information to registration: an official copy of child’s birth certificate; guardianship papers, if you have been court-appointed as a legal guardian; immunization record; record of current physical examination by physician (children are required to have a physical exam before entering school); Social Security card; and ARKids First/Medicaid card (if applicable). For more information about the kindergarten registration process, please contact Dr. Chris Barnes at (479) 968-5216 or email@example.com.
Russellville School District is now accepting referrals for student placement in the Gifted and Talented (G/T) Program for the 2018-2019 school year. The G/T program is designed to serve high potential/high performing students who demonstrate above average intellectual ability, high task commitment, and above average creativity. If you have a 2nd-11th-grade student you feel should be considered for placement in this program, you may pick up a referral form from any Russellville elementary school office or the GT/AP Office at Russellville High School. The completed form must be returned to your child's school by Friday, April 13, 2018. For additional information call Dana Sumter, GT/AP Coordinator, at 479.968.3106 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Russellville School District will host a Student Art Exhibition featuring artwork from 25 students in grades kindergarten-5th from each RSD elementary school. The Exhibition will take place Sunday, April 8, 2018, from 2-4 p.m. at The Center for the Arts. The Student Art Exhibition will showcase the strongest fine art pieces from each school and students will be presented with award certificates after the show. Parents and community members can view the Exhibition until April 12, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Center for the Arts.
In an effort to make strategic, data-driven decisions, Russellville School District has partnered with Hanover Research to conduct research projects for our district for one year. The 2018 School Climate Survey is the first survey Hanover will be conducting for our district. The district is requesting participation from parents and community members in this 10-minute anonymous survey. The results of the survey will be used to guide our improvement planning process, and we need your participation in our improvement endeavors. The survey link will be available on the RSD website and here https://hanoverresearch.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_40zEfTzt8VSGurP from March 28th-April 11th. Parents will also be receiving a letter with the web link and a QR code this week. Thank you very much for your continued support of the Russellville School District. Working together, we make a positive difference in the future of our children.
Looking ahead... School will be dismissed for Spring Break March 19-23.
Second grade students will perform the musical, Squirm, on Tuesday March 6th. There will be a 2:00 performance for Oakland students and a 6:30 performance for Oakland families.
Russellville School District will be dismissing 90 minutes early at 1:30 on Monday, February 19, 2018, for Parent/Teacher Conferences at Russellville High School and Russellville Junior High School. Last week, RHS and RJHS held Student Success/College and Career Readiness Conferences instead of Parent/Teacher Conferences. This early dismissal will allow teachers to prepare for these conferences. OHE 4th grade dance will also be cancelled on 2/19.
RSD will hold Parent/Teacher Conferences on Monday, February 12 from 1 to 7 p.m. for RMS and on Tuesday, February 13 from 1 to 7 p.m. for Kindergarten-5th grades. RHS and RJHS will hold Student Success/College and Career Readiness Conferences on Monday, Feb 12 from 1-7 p.m. There will be no school on Monday, Feb 12 and Tuesday, Feb 13 due to teacher professional development and P/T Conferences. Classes will resume on Wednesday, February 14
Russellville School District invites parents and the community to a Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Showcase on Wednesday, January 31, beginning at 8 a.m. at the Center for the Arts. Those interested in attending can register online at http://bit.ly/RSDPLTW, or contact Judy Pennington, secondary curriculum director, at email@example.com or 479-967-6051.
Assemblies Rescheduled for Friday 1/26: The 3rd grade awards assembly will be at 8:30, and the 4th grade assembly will be at 1:15.
January is School Board Member Recognition Month, and RSD would like to thank the seven school board members who advocate and shape the direction of our school district. Members of the RSD School Board include Morgan Barrett, Chris Cloud, Breanne Davis, Allan George, Jami Mullen, Jeff Phillips, and Wesley White.
Daytime musical performance change...Third grade students will perform their musical for the school at 2:00 on Wed., Dec. 13th. There is no change for the evening performance. It is at 6:30, Tues., Dec. 12th in the school cafeteria.
Oakland Heights WatchDogs are on the O.H.E. campus volunteering. If you are a male father figure or parent and want to volunteer for a half day or whole day or just a few hours, contact Liz Mullins at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to sign up.
Oakland Heights flu clinic will be Wednesday, October 18th from 8:30-11:30. Please return completed flu and FERPA forms to school as soon as possible.
1st Quarter Awards Assemblies: Wed. October 25th: 8:30 Kindergarten, 1:15 First Grade, 2:00 Second Grade Thurs. October 26th: 8:30 Third Grade, 1:15 Fourth Grade
School will be dismissed 10/23 and 10/24. Please check your child's backpack today and return the conference time preference sheet to your child's teacher as soon as possible.
Just a Reminder... Join us for the O'Down this Friday evening https://docs.google.com/document/d/1iebqYTVuqh-fPRKLhBM24LAj9V7Q833gquQG37c-MlA/edit?usp=sharing
Just a Reminder... Grandparents' Day lunches are next week. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1soG_sNCRAP6_tdV4vgP5LHVKAyuRYQ_X-De9yWkkwwE/edit?usp=sharing
Watch Dog Dad Night at Oakland Heights Thursday night from 6-7 pm. Hope dads and kids can come!! Questions? Call 968-2084
The Child Nutrition Department would like to remind parents that a new application must be filled out each year to qualify for free and reduced meals. If you have not filled one out for the 2017-18 school year please fill one out as soon as possible. You can complete an application online at http://russellvillesd.nlappscloud.com or obtain a paper copy from your child's school.
A packet of back to school forms were given out at Open House/Meet the Teacher. Please return any remaining forms tomorrow. Our office is staff is working hard to update student information.
Important Dates for Grades K-4: Tues. 8/8-Meet the Teacher/Open House 4:00-6:00 Please bring your child and come and meet his/her teacher. Drop off school supplies and let the teacher know your child's method of transportation home. Teachers will have a short presentation beginning every 30 minutes. After you meet the teacher, please stay for an ice cream sundae. FYI..The Boys and Girls Club after school program will begin on 8/21. All students who plan to attend the B&GC must register or update their registration at the B&GC prior to 8/21. Please let us know in writing if your child will attend the B&GC. Mon. 8/14-7:50 classes begin!
Welcome to the Oakland Heights Live Feed. This is a place where you can receive updates on information and will help you stay involved with the things happening at Oakland Heights. More information will be coming soon one how you can access our new webpage information.
The 2017-2018 school supply list is now available. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6R7ME50N0rfbjRyV09sb3UxZk0/view?usp=sharing
SUMMER HOURS The Oakland Heights office will be open from 8:30-3:30 (with lunch from 12:00-1:00) until 6/16. We will re-open with the same hours on Monday, July 24th.
Welcome to the new Oakland Heights website!