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Mrs. Suann DeWitt was the 2016 Growing Teachers grant recipient at Columbia University Teacher’s College Reading and Writing Project summer institute in New York City.  Mrs. DeWitt attended the week-long conference learning about implementing the Lucy Calkin’s Reading Units of Study and ways to turn classrooms into richly literate environments.  She met and collaborated with teachers throughout the world during the five days of training.  Mrs. DeWitt was fortunate to receive training from Samantha Barrett and Shanna Schwartz.  They have co-authored several reading units on best practices in reading workshop, the role of assessment-based reading instruction to support student growth, and implementing instruction that increases comprehension skills.  She also attended sessions led by author Matt de la Pena who shared his struggles in reading and recalled the teachers who supported him in becoming an avid reader and writer.  Mrs. DeWitt is excited to share her knowledge and support teachers in utilizing the Reading Units of Study.  

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Story Teller visits ORES

Oak Ridge Elementary was visited by Professional Story teller, Larry Brown, Ph.D.  Dr. Brown spoke to Kindergarten-2nd grade and 3rd-5th grade students in separate assemblies.  He told the students about his life and how he grew up listening to stories.  He also explained that story telling is around every part of our life from movies and shows we watch on TV to explaining our dreams after we wake up!  

Dr. Brown then visited 3rd-5th grade classrooms. He spoke about the writing process and how our students can turn their own stories into written works.



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Register your team now for the Annual Booster Club Golf Tournament to be held Saturday, October 8, 2016!

All proceeds benefit the Oak Ridge Booster Club.  The tournament will be held at the Cape Jaycee Municipal Course.  Shotgun start 4-Person Scramble starts at 8 a.m.  Entry fees are $80 per person/$320 per team and includes prizes, beverages and meal.  Teams need to be registered by September 30.

Hole sponsorships are $100 each and mulligans are $5 each.  Sponsorship forms are attached.

To register for the tournament or to be a sponsor, please call or text Mark Puchbauer at 573-837-2919 or Jason Glueck at 573-768-5444.

We look forward to seeing you there!

letter to sponsors 2016-1.pdf

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Oak Ridge Olympics!

In the spirit of the 2016 Summer Olympics, the Oak Ridge Early Childhood Center organized games and activities for the pre-kindergarten and preschool students.

Olympic events included relay, running, hurdles, cycling, soccer, balance beam, forward rolls, hammer throw, discus, basketball, and balloon volleyball and flyswatter golf.

Olympic medals were presented to all student athletes.  Go Team Oak Ridge Bluejays!!

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College Colors Day

Friday, September 2, 2016, Oak Ridge Schools celebrated College Colors Day.  Students and staff were encourage to wear their favorite college gear.  Schools that were spotted  included:  Southeast Missouri State, Mizzou, Southern Illinois, Texas, Kansas, Virginia Tech, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, Illinois, and many more.  It is our goal to get students to think forward to where they may want to go once they leave the halls of Oak Ridge School.  It was a fun day to see so many schools and colors represented!

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