Upcoming

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    Summer School will be held from July 13 - August 6. Students will be able to receive .5 credit (= 1 semester) per subject. If your student is behind in credits, please encourage him/her to attend. So far, we have 24 course enrollments. Please call the school to register or if you have any questions.

     
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  • Summer is here!
     
    All of us at Oakville Schools wish our students, their parents and families a wonderful summer! May you make indelible great memories reflect on later with a smile on your face and a warm feeling in your heart. It has been our privilege to serve the children in our district! 

     
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  • Summer Meals for Kids and Teens
     
    Please check out this flyer to find out more about free meals for kids and teens during our summer break.

     
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News

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    Anna Sanchez, a Running Start student, graduated with an Associate's degree (AA) from Evergreen Sate College as well as with a High School diploma from Oakville. Being a Running Start student requires discipline and maturity. Students in this program are challenged at the college level in a variety of subject areas. They can be enrolled full-time or part-time. Congratulations to Anna, who applied herself with dedication and commitment. Oakville is proud to have had her as a student!

     
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    June 18, 2015 
     
    Thank You 
     
    Thank you, students, parents and community members, for entrusting me with your children and the confidence to lead the Oakville Schools this past year. It's been heartwarming to feel welcomed; heartwarming to listen to all the stories that students and parents wanted to share; heartwarming to see even a glimmer of hope in a child's eyes. 
     
    I believe in the No Child Left Behind school of thought, no matter how unrealistic it may seem to many of us; I will not rest until I have tried my utmost with the very last kid that needs a mentor, advice, a push, remedial help, supplies, new glasses or shoes, encouragement, a lesson in self-confidence, anti-bullying support, a referral to off-campus social services, a letter of recommendation for college, an appropriate hug, a shoulder to cry on, a ride home, comforting after a lost game, a high five for any accomplishment - no matter how small.
     
    I believe in every child's potential. We are the couriers of hope. In addition to striving for academic excellence, we owe it to the children and their parents to help develop responsible, caring citizens that will contribute in meaningful ways to our increasingly complex society. We model what is right, and if we make a mistake, we own up to it, correct it, and do everything in our power to prevent from making the same mistake again.
     
    I believe in virtues. There is a curriculum called Virtues. It guides students, parents, and teachers through 50 virtues that are as old as mankind. You see, we all talk about the changes in society, the enhanced technology and the impact it has on our lives, etc. Indeed, our society undergoes continuous change. This can make for social unrest, frustration, depression, growing inequality and lost hope. But those 50 virtues never change; they were the same in the Roman Empire, Shakespeare's Elizabethan England, the era of the Civil Rights Movement - and they still are.
     
    A great school is a place where both the mind and the soul are nurtured. It is a place of belonging, hope, and academic excellence. We want our children to want to come to school and learn together. We want a positive, engaging environment that is conducive to every child's relative growth, no matter what their current skills and cognitive levels are.
     
    I am passing the baton on to a competent new principal that cares as much about the children in Oakville as I do. I will take many great memories with me to reflect on later, with a big smile on my face. May your children accomplish great things in their lives. They are capable of paving their way towards successful futures.
     
    Sincerely,
     
    Caspar van Haalen
    Principal 
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    Important message from the Superintendent
     
    Click here for an important message from the Superintendent about social media. 

     
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  • School Improvement Status
     
    Click here for exciting news from the Superintendent about the high school's and district's school improvement status.

     
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  • What's in our halls
     
    Click here for a collage of student work and other things posted in our halls.

     
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Teaching and Learning

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    Sports 
     
    Sports schedules and scores can be accessed through Schedule Star

     
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  • The Thirty Million Word Gap
     
    A child’s early language environment plays a critical role in his or her listening and spoken language development. For children born into poverty, there is a well-documented inequity in their early language experience. By age four, disadvantaged children have heard approximately thirty million fewer words than their more affluent counterparts. These differences in parent-child interactions produce significant discrepancies in not only children’s knowledge, but also their skills and experiences with children from high-income families. Independent studies show that these differences in language and interaction experiences have lasting effects on a child’s performance later in life. Read about the importance of a language-rich environment for your children here and here

     
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  • Counseling website 
     
    Ms. Brown, our Guidance Counselor, recently launched her Counseling website. Click here to check it out. It is awesome!

     
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  • Gear up 
     Gear Up

    The Oakville District is proud to claim ties with Washington State's Gear Up college preparedness program. From the Gear Up site: 
    For more information, please contact Mr. Larry Crowley, Oakville's Gear Up liaison.  


     
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  • Student Insurance
     
    Is your child covered by a high-deductible employer plan? If you have to pay hundreds, or even thousands of dollars in order to meet your deductible, the K-12 Accident insurance plan can reimburse you for your children's eligible medical expenses as you continue to work toward meeting the deductible on your employer plan. Click here to find out more.

     
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  • Supplemental Education Services (SES)
     
    Click here to access OSPI's information about Supplemental Education Services the Oakville District offers under the Title I, Part A, law to help satisfy one of the school improvement requirements. Click here to see Oakville's information.

     
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