Sunday, January 24, 2016

Teacher of the Year

Every year, the OHE faculty nominates and then votes on a teacher to represent our school as the Teacher of the Year.  This is always a hard task as we have many wonderful and deserving teachers. Congratulations to Antoinette Roberts, Oak Hill Elementary's Teacher of the Year!
It was wonderful to read all of the sweet messages about and to Ms. Roberts on the Oak Hill Facebook page. She has given so much to our school and her students throughout her career. We are so happy for her!

We also chose a Teacher of Promise. This is a first year teacher that shows tremendous promise to have a great teaching career. We have several first year teachers this year and I know that they will ALL are and will continue to be great teachers. Congratulations to Rudi Garza, Oak Hill Elementary's Teacher of Promise!

Our Science Fair winners were also celebrated at the Friday Assembly. We are sending 16 very deserving students and their projects to the Regional Science Fair. We had so many great projects this year and it was very hard for the judges to decide on the winners. I am very proud of the hard work that all of the students displayed. They should all be proud of their efforts!

We also wrapped up a week of No Place for Hate activities. Students gave compliments to each other throughout the week and also threw mean words in the garbage where they belong.  While we take several weeks during the year to focus specifically on No Place for Hate activities, we are a No Place for Hate campus EVERY SINGLE DAY! Compliments can be given out at any time. Mean thoughts or words can be written on a post it note or a piece of paper and be thrown in the trash instead of being said out loud. We can choose to be nice and friendly all the time and I know that our students do.  We truly have the best students in all of Austin!
A banner to collect all of our compliments over the week. 

This week, we are kicking off the Read-A-Thon!
It runs from Jan. 25- Feb. 5. Read, read, read and try to get pledges to help raise money to buy books for Austin students in need. Even if you don't raise money, you can still help by reading and logging your minutes! I hope some of you got started over the weekend! An information flyer went home on Friday in your child's folder.

I am excited to begin another great week at OHE! See you bright and early on Monday morning.