Friday, November 14, 2014

We are off and running with Middle of the Year Benchmarks (MOY).  4th and 5th graders started this week with writing and science tests.  Next week, along with 4th & 5th graders, 3rd graders will all take the math and reading MOYs.  Although these tests aren't as long as STAAR, they do assess the curriculum that has been taught.  Therefore, results help us determine what needs to be retaught and to which students.  You should receive the results within the next few weeks.  

The younger students had the opportunity to watch a performance by the theater group from Bowie, I think it was called "Little Mermaid".  It was a dynamic performance.

Today, the Oliver Foundation, awarded the school with a $3000 check to support our PE department's healthy choices initiative.  Ms. Ashorn's class was excited to receive the check!

Speaking of grants.  Did you know that OHE has received almost $40,000 in grants already this year?!  The district is recognizing OHE on their monthly good-news program Inside AISD which is cablecast on AISD TV, on the AISD TV blog AND posted to the main AISD webpage!  The "stand alone" video about Oak Hill's grant program is on-line here :

And a huge thank you to Sally Coleman and her Our World, Our School Celebration.  I remember 5 years ago, when this was just a seed of an idea with Sally.  Now we are 3 years strong!  Thank you to all who performed, to those that had booths, and to those that brought food.  It was a great experience traveling through the countries.

If your free tomorrow morning and like the cold, OHE could use some help winterizing the gardens.

Stay warm!