Parent/Guardians: The Regional Office of Education is providing free events for parents/guardians who would like to have additional support in the Google Classroom and Seesaw platforms. The 27th of Oct. will be on Google Classroom, with three different times available. The 28th of October will be on Seesaw, with three different times available. Online Registration at: https://www.roeschoolworks.k12.il.us/events
Here's the link to the October 26th COVID Notification Letter from Superintendent Maynard: https://5il.co/mhyc
Here is the link to place your request for meals to be picked up on Wednesday, October 28th from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm. These meals are free to all students enrolled in Oakwood CUSD whether remote only or attending some days. https://forms.gle/n7zLM5xfRioVq2JZA
ISBE - Illinois Report Card Designation: During the COVID-19 pandemic, the district has been informed that Oakwood Grade School, Oakwood Junior High School, and Oakwood High School have received the continued summative designation of "Commendable" for the 2020 report card.
PRINCIPAL APPRECIATION WEEK! Mrs. Lapenas, Mrs. Acton, Mrs. Burton, Mr. Lee, and Mr. Odle...Thank you for your care, compassion, and commitment to our students, staff, and community. You are a beacon!
Here is the link to place your remote meals order for pickup Wednesday, October 21st: https://forms.gle/vuvj8aUn3AMP69cg8
We have created a COVID-19 Fact Sheet that shows our 1st Semester student enrollment, both Remote and In Person, as well as our year to date COVID-19 statistics. This information can be viewed at the following link: https://5il.co/lxhi
Here's a link to updated information released by the Vermilion County Department of Public Health concerning the latest COVID-19 rate in our area: https://5il.co/lxhk
Good afternoon, Here is a document that has been provided by the Vermilion County Regional Office of Education that is a summary of the Re-opening Plans throughout Vermilion County. Click on this link: https://5il.co/lvoc
Here's the link to the October 2nd COVID Notification Letter From Superintendent Maynard: https://5il.co/lrdo
Here's the link to the October 2nd Community Letter from Superintendent Maynard: https://5il.co/lrdq This letter also includes a Parent Feedback Survey. This survey can be filled out at the following link: https://forms.gle/XqxnBYghvxsCu4ZW8 Please fill out a survey for each student that is attending our School District.
Here's the link to the September 25th Community Letter From Superintendent Maynard: https://5il.co/lhiq
Here's the link to the September 23rd COVID Notification Letter from Superintendent Maynard: https://5il.co/lffx
Here's a link to the September 23rd District Health Letter from your District Nurses: https://5il.co/lcip
Public Notice: Anyone interested in beginning the process for school board petitions as a candidate will need to contact the Vermilion County Clerk's Office at email@example.com to request a packet. Packets are available through the morning of December 21st. All completed paperwork must by filed with the County Clerk's Office by 5pm on December 21st.
Employment Opportunity "Amazing place to work with awesome Staff and Students!" -Nurse - Bachelors Degree Preferred - Starting Date: Immediate -Contact: Larry Maynard; firstname.lastname@example.org -Application: Send cover letter and resume to email@example.com -Online Application at www.oakwood76.org
Coach Craig will have an open weight room starting Monday, Sept 14th for Oakwood students. He will have the weight room open on Mondays and Wednesday. From 3 PM to 4 PM will be for juniors/seniors and 4 PM to 5 PM will be for frosh/soph.
The OSF Cross Country team ran a shortened meet with Saint Joe, Tuscola and Armstrong yesterday evening at St Joe. The storms shortened the event to a mile and a half. Leading the boys was Eli Ronk in a time of 9:00. The girls were lead by Allie Morris with a time of 9:50.
The USDA has granted a waiver which allows us to offer meals free of charge as we did in the spring. In order to pick up meals, you must complete the linked form below to request these meals. Please complete the form no later than 3:15pm tomorrow, Friday Sept. 4th to pick up meals on Wednesday. Questions should be sent to Mrs. Odle, 217.446.6081 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org Link to the form: https://forms.gle/18H5igv4eHgn6shj9
We will reopen and welcome back our students to our Oakwood Grade School facility for in-person instruction on Thursday, September 3, 2020. Further information can be found in the Letter From Superintendent Maynard at the following link: https://5il.co/kigw
We are aware that there have been some issues with the Attendance Check In on TeacherEase. We are working with TeacherEase to try to correct these problems. If you do not get the check in box when signing in, please contact your students teacher. They have the ability to correct the attendance. As a reminder, students in Grades 4-12 can check themselves in by logging in with their TeacherEase accounts. An instructional sheet for both parent and student login can be found at the following link: https://5il.co/emvf Daily Attendance check in times are between 8 AM and 3 PM.
As a precautionary measure, Oakwood Grade School will be temporarily closed on August 31st, September 1st, and September 2nd. Students will be transitioned to Remote Learning for these 3 days. Oakwood High School and Oakwood Junior High School will remain open. More information can be found in a letter from Superintendent Maynard at the following link: https://5il.co/kera
To help keep track of attendance during Remote Learning Days, we are asking all parents to log into TeacherEase between the hours of 8 AM and 3 PM to check your student in for daily attendance. You will only need to do this on days your student is Remote Learning. A document has been created with instructions for doing this and is available at the following link: https://5il.co/emvf
Approved Consent Agenda Superintendent Tentative FY'21 Budget Proposal Employed the following; -Mat Blair for OHS English -Brady Leeman for OJHS Asst. Baseball Coach -Dave Markwell for OJHS Head Softball Coach -Jessica Bradford for OJHS Volunteer Asst. Softball Coach -Jason Dunavan for OJHS Volunteer Assistant Softball Coach -Bobby Wright for OJHS Volunteer Asst. Softball Coach. Next Meeting is Wednesday, September 16th at 5:15 for the Budget Hearing. The Regular Meeting will follow.
Here is the link to the most recent IDPH COVID-19 Exclusion Guidance for schools. https://5il.co/juw8
Here is the link for the Task Force Reopening Plan Update that was adopted by the School Board of Education on August 12, 2020. https://5il.co/jhyq
Board of Education-8/12/20 at 5:30 p.m. Board of Education meeting Agenda (Unit District Office) Call to Order Roll Call & Pledge of Allegiance Public Comment Discussion of District Task Force Team Recommendation for Reopening in Fall 2020 Recommendation for Consideration and Action to adopt the "Return to Learn" Plan Executive Session: For the purpose of Collective Bargaining. Return to Open Session Other Adjournment & Next Meeting is on August 19th at 5:30 pm
Great 1st day morning session of registration! Thank you parents for helping us with your online appointments this year. Also, thank you to the amazing district team that put together a very safe and efficient process. The next online appointments will be from 3-7pm today.
Here's a link to the Oakwood CUSD 76 Health Newsletter put together by our district nurses: https://5il.co/j1w7
Here's a link to a letter explaining the options currently available for starting school, Fall 2020: https://5il.co/ivdi
IESA Member Schools Announcement: IESA Board unanimously approved to cancel the regular season and IESA state series in the sports of boys and girls golf, boys baseball, girls softball, and boys and girls cross-country for the 2020-21 school year. Girls softball practice was scheduled to start July 27. The baseball and cross-country seasons were scheduled to start August 3. The Board delayed any decision on girls basketball. The first day of girls basketball practice is scheduled for August 31. The Board will meet again in late August to make a decision regarding girls basketball.
To help follow social distancing guidelines, Registration for the 2020-2021 School Year will be held on August 4th - 7th by Appointment Only. Please see the document at the following link for specific information: https://5il.co/il6x
ISBE just sent out a new 100 page document to Superintendents for "Fall Learning Recommendations", stay tuned.
Here's a link to the July 17th Letter From Superintendent Maynard: https://5il.co/iebj Tonight's letter contains information regarding Return to Learn procedures and Registration information for the 2020-2021 School Year.
Tonight's School Board Meeting at 5:30 PM can be joined and viewed through Google Meet at the following link: https://meet.google.com/fxt-cwnz-jae
Oakwood CUSD #76 is seeking parent feedback as we begin planning for the 2020-2021 school year. Please answer every question on this survey as it pertains to you and your child(ren). *Please complete a survey for each school aged child in your household at the following link: https://forms.gle/zsg8WpEbNwPZYNov6
Due to some issues with our BoardBook software, our Board Agendas that were posted on June 22nd at 4 PM may not have been viewable for all. Here's a link to them: https://www.oakwood76.org/o/district/browse/142945
This afternoon we received the Reopening Guidelines for the Fall from the Illinois State Board of Education. We will begin unpacking this 60 page document and our goal is to have a plan for the board of education's approval that will be communicated to our community July 16th.
The Board of Education will meet at 5:15 p.m. in the Unit Office for a Hearing related to a transfer of funds. The regular board meeting will follow at 5:30 p.m. The agenda for each meeting was posted at 4pm on Monday, June 21st.
Here's the link to the June 12th letter from Superintendent Maynard: https://5il.co/h6xu This letter also includes information on Summer Reopening Guidelines.
UPDATE: Board Policy Customization work will continue with the Illinois Association of School Boards for essential updates. Due to COVID-19, this board policy committee meeting will be held remotely through google hangouts at 9 am on June 3, 2020. This was posted in compliance with the Open Meetings Act on June 1st. Please contact Larry Maynard, Superintendent at email@example.com regarding any questions.
Message from ISBE: With schools implementing remote learning during #COVID19, a special program is here to help families buy food for school-aged children or young people. To apply and learn more, click here: http://dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=124142
Students interested in running XC in the fall, please contact Coach Surprenant at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notice of Public Hearing To Transfer Funds May 21, 2020 The Board of Education of Oakwood Community Unit School District No. 76, Counties of Vermilion and Champaign, State of Illinois, will hold a Public Hearing on June 24, 2020, at 5:15 p.m., to receive oral or written comments or questions on the District’s intent to transfer funds from its Tort Fund to the Operations and Maintenance Fund, for the sole purpose of meeting one-time, non-recurring expenses, as authorized pursuant to the Illinois School Code, 105 ILCS 5/17-2A. This meeting is open to the public and will be held at the Unit #76 District Office Conference Room, 12190 U.S. Rt. 150, Oakwood, Illinois 61858.
The 2020 Oakwood High School Virtual Graduation is now available to view on Youtube at the following link: https://youtu.be/j55sELDc4xU A big Thank You to Mrs. Grove for filming and editing the video!
The May School Board Meeting can be attended remotely through Google Meet at 5:30 PM on May 20th. Please go to the following link at the meeting time to join: meet.google.com/fct-tssd-cxd
In lieu of a Superintendent Letter tonight, here's a link to the Oakwood CUSD 76 2020 Graduation Itinerary for 8th and 12th grades: https://5il.co/fwg7
Today's Letter From Superintendent Maynard contains information concerning the distribution of items left at school and the collections procedures. Dates and times are enclosed in the following letter: https://5il.co/fv02
In recognition of Mr. Lee, Mr. Odle, Mrs. Burton, Ms. Lapenas, and Mrs. Dudley - Oakwood CUSD #76 & everyone at the Golden Apple Foundation, wish you a happy School Principals' Day! We appreciate all you do for the Oakwood School Communities!
Good morning Oakwood! Please don't forget that if you signed up for meals for today, pickup time is 11:00 to Noon. We look forward to seeing you!
Here's the link to the April 17th letter from Superintendent Maynard: https://5il.co/f8ip Please read for information concerning Governor Pritzker's order to extend Remote Learning through the end of the school year.
TeacherEase has updated the Remote Learning Check In. Parents can now use their own TeacherEase Account to check their students in. Here's a link to instructions on how parents can do this: https://5il.co/emvf
Our monthly Board Of Education meeting will be broadcast remotely using Google Hangouts Meet. You may watch the proceedings live by using the following link at 5:30 PM on April 15th: meet.google.com/bgk-rxix-vqg
There is no Remote Learning on Friday, April 10th. This is a regularly scheduled day off of school. You do not need to complete the Attendance Check In with TeacherEase.
Thank you Mr. Lee and Mr. Odle for this great example of innovation as they guide our sponsors to maintain connections with student organizations/clubs using Google Meets to keep student groups moving forward with service projects and activities."Unlearning" @LarryDwayneMay1
After working out a few kinks this morning, TeacherEase Remote Learning Check In is now up and running. This is only for students in Grades 4th - 12th. Please follow the instructions at the following link: https://5il.co/emvg Check in times are between 8 AM and 3 PM.
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Correction: Thanks to our food coordinator (Sheila), transportation director (Darla), kitchen staff, drivers, administration, and many others we served 1,748 meals in our first week of distribution to our children in the Oakwood CUSD#76. Thank you all!! The Goal is 5,170 :-)
Complete your 2020 Census online at ww.my2020census.gov or by phone 1-844-330-2020. Have your Census ID, which was mailed to each household. Data collected impacts community & schools such as; Special Ed, Head Start, afterschool programs, tech, Food assistance.
Here's the link to the April 3rd letter from Superintendent Maynard: https://5il.co/enwl Please check the letter for updated information concerning Learning Material Pickup for your student.
Governor Pritzker’s Executive Orders: COVID - 19 “Mandatory School Closure”& “Shelter in Place/Stay at Home” Governor Pritzker extended these Executive Orders through April 30, 2020.
Don't forget the sign up for Wednesday, April 1st breakfast lunch delivery at the following link: https://forms.gle/mwEbX5NBvdLDqr9Q7
If you are on Facebook, search for the "Oakwood CUSD 76 Learning Resources" group. This is a collection of resources our Curriculum Coordinator Mrs. Kimbro has gathered to help with continuation of education.
Food Distribution Order Form available: Sign up by Friday 3/27/20 at Noon. During the mandatory school closure, students will be provided breakfast & lunch. Please click the link below to sign up for this service. https://bit.ly/39mKO7M
Important Information Regarding Food Service Distribution beginning on Monday, March 30. Pick-Up During the Mandatory School Closure for OCUSD #76. Click the link. https://bit.ly/2vNGFfm
We have begun gathering informational documents concerning COVID-19. You can check them out at the following link: https://www.oakwood76.org/o/district/browse/113414
Governor Pritzker’s Executive Order Updates: Mandatory School Closure has been extended through April 7, 2020. Please see today's letter from Superintendent Maynard at this link: https://5il.co/e04b
Here's a letter with updates from Superintendent Maynard: https://5il.co/dvge Also, as a reminder, all Parent/Teacher Conferences are cancelled for this week.
Appreciation for our staff, communities, & BOE in how we are pulling together in navigation through these uncharted waters. You are an encouragement! Communication Cycle for updated information as necessary. 8am-Nurse Drent re: IDPH 6pm-Supt. re: ISBE/District All In!
Here's the updated letter from Mr. Maynard concerning the most recent March 16th closing: https://5il.co/dqjl
Oakwood Schools and facilities will be closed on Monday, March 16, 2020. All administrators will be in their buildings from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM so that parents/students can pick up any essential items that are needed. We will completely close from March 17 to March 30.
Oakwood Schools will be in attendance on Monday, March 16th, 2020. This will be a School Improvement Day. Oakwood High School and Oakwood Junior High School will dismiss at 11:30 AM while Oakwood Grade School will dismiss at 11:40 AM. Thank You!
In accordance with an executive order by the Illinois Governor, All Oakwood Schools will be closed from Tuesday, March 17th through Monday, March 30th. We will be receiving more information over the weekend and will share the impacts as soon as possible.
To help our staff prepare for a possible extended closure due to COVID-19, Oakwood CUSD #76 is moving the end of the year Teacher Institute Day to Thursday, March 19th. There is no student attendance on Thursday, March 19th.
3rd Quarter Parent/Teacher Conferences are now available to be scheduled at: https://oakwood.ptcwizard.com/parent/ Alternatively, you may contact your student's school to schedule a conference.
Tomorrow, Friday, March 6th is an Early Dismissal Day. Oakwood High School and Oakwood Junior High School dismiss at 11:30 AM while Oakwood Grade School dismisses at 11:40 AM.
Congratulations to Katelyn Young for being named All Vermilion Valley Conference and All Vermilion County First Team in Girls Basketball.
OHS Scholastic Bowl Team competed at the VVC tournament tonight at Hoopeston and won two and lost two. They will compete in the Vermilion County tournament this Thursday at Georgetown.
Superintendent Newsletter - Oakwood Community Informational Meeting - March 2, 2020, 7pm, OGS Multipurpose Room https://www.smore.com/qrkjy
Our Fresh/Soph Boys Basketball Team will be playing tomorrow morning at 10:15 at St Joseph-Ogden against St. Thomas More. The admission fee will be $3 for all fans. Drive over and cheer for our upcoming basketball players.
OHS Varsity Scholastic Bowl team defeats both Schlarman and Westville tonight in their home match.
OHS Scholastic Bowl team lost a tough match in a tie breaker with Milford, but came back to beat AP. The JV defeated AP but lost to Milford. Come out to the OHS Library on Thursday to watch them compete against Salt Fork and Westville in their only home match.
OHS boys win their first round game of the regional 59-50 over GRF. They will play at 6:00pm Wednesday against BHRA at St. Joe.
Oakwood/ Salt Fork Wrestling-Joe Lashuay of Oakwood also competed at State Wrestling this weekend as a 1A 132 pound Wrestler. Congratulations Joe, Coach Glosser, and the entire program. We are proud of you!
Oakwood/ Salt Fork Wrestling- Reef Pacot of Salt Fork is the 1A 106 pound 6th place in State Finisher. Congratulations Reef, Coach Glosser, and the entire program. We are proud of you!
Board Mtg Synopsis: Employed HS Coaches:D. Fletcher Vol. Asst Baseball, M. Glosser Head Softball, J. Wells Asst Softball, Megan Glosser Vol. Asst Softball, K. Bott Vol. Asst Softball, L. Hicks Head Boys Track, R. Wells Asst Track. Adopted CSFST Intended Use Resolution
Due to inclement weather and road conditions, all Oakwood Schools are closed today, Friday, February 14th.
In the Girls Regional at Maroa at the half Oakwood is ahead of Unity 22-12.
From the Maroa Athletics Director: We are good to go tonight for the regional. The main roads are clear and traffic is moving just fine on Route 51. Fans should take the main highways and not the backroads into Maroa as I am not sure what those are like.
Tonight’s Girls Basketball Game against Unity in the Regional at Maroa-Forsyth High School at 7:30 PM is still being played. Be safe and if you can make it come cheer the Comets on to victory.
All after school activities for all Oakwood Schools have been cancelled for Today, Thursday, February 13th. We are still awaiting word on the OHS Girls Regional Basketball game.
Due to inclement weather and worsening road conditions, today, Thursday, February 13th will be an Early Dismissal Day. OHS and OJHS will dismiss at 11:30 AM while OGS will dismiss at 11:40 AM. There will be a decision made on extra-curricular activites as soon as possible.
After school Project Success at all Oakwood Schools is cancelled today, Wednesday, February 12th.
Check out this fact sheet concerning the upcoming County Facilities Sales Tax Vote informational meeting scheduled for Monday March 2nd, 7 PM at OGS. - https://www.smore.com/qrkjy
Big day February 7th for OHS Athletics 12:55 pm Cheer @IHSA State Grossinger Motors Arena Bloomington 6:00 pm Girls Basketball Varsity @ Schlarman (VVC Championship on the line) 6:00 pm Boys JV/V Basketball @ Salt Fork Get out and support your Comets!
Tomorrow, Friday, February 7th is an Early Dismissal Day. Oakwood High School and Oakwood Junior High School dismiss at 11:30 AM while Oakwood Grade School Dismisses at 11:40 AM.
Due to inclement weather and road conditions, all Oakwood Schools are closed today, Thursday, February 6th. All activities for today are cancelled.
For our Oakwood High School and Oakwood Junior High School buildings, morning Project Success is cancelled for Thursday, February 6th.
The Project Success After School Program is cancelled today, Wednesday, February 5th due to inclement weather. This is for all Oakwood Schools.
OHS Cheer competition at Paris tomorrow (January 4th) has been canceled.
Officials Shortages-Veteran Officials retiring & new recruits needed. Shortage can lead to cancellations. Benefits: role model for our kids, exercise, income, relationships, hrs. https://highschoolofficials.com/ https://www.ihsa.org/Officials/How-to-Become-a-Licensed-Official
Today, December 19th and Tomorrow, December 20th are Early Dismissal days. Oakwood High School and Oakwood Junior High Sschool dismiss at 1:40 PM while Oakwood Grade School dismisses at 1:50 PM. Winter Break begins December 23rd. School resumes on January 6th.
All Oakwood CUSD #76 before school activities and practices are canceled for Monday morning 12/16/19
Parents - Please take a few minutes to help improve our School District by filling out the 5Essentials survey. The link to the survey can be found here: https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/ Thank You!
Tomorrow, Wednesday, December 4th is an Early Dismissal Day. Oakwood High School and Oakwood Junior High School dismiss at 11:30 AM while Oakwood Grade School dismisses at 11:40 AM.
Tomorrow, Wednesday, November 27th is an Early Dismissal Day. Oakwood High School and Oakwood Junior High School dismiss at 1:40PM, while Oakwood Grade School dismisses at 1:50PM. There is no school on Thursday or Friday due to the Thanksgiving Holiday.
Friday November 15 starting at 6:00 pm is Comet Madness. We will introduce the Wrestlers, Comettes, Cheerleaders and Girls and Boys Basketball Teams. Come and see this years winter athletes. Admission: $2 per student and $3 per adult. No passes will be accepted.
OSF Wrestling practice today November 11th is canceled due to weather. First practice will be tomorrow November 12th at 3:30. #ItsGreatToBeYoungAndAComet
Can't make it to the Oakwood vs Pana playoff game tomorrow at 1 pm. Listen to it on line at WTRH 93.3 FM radio out of Ramsey, IL.
Students riding the fan bus tomorrow to Pana will need to be at OHS at 9:45. You will not be allowed to ride the bus unless your name is on the sign up list. You must pay before the bus leaves if you have signed up. The cost is $11.00.
Fans going to Pana Saturday for the playoff game have the opportunity to tailgate at Pana High School. Tailgate area for Oakwood fans will open at 10:00 am. There will be food for purchase beginning at 10:45 am; no need to pack your grill.
The players bus will leave OHS at 8:45 am Saturday morning for their playoff game against Pana. Fans have a chance to give the Comets a send off by lining Oakwood Street from Casey's to McDonald's.
Our next playoff football game will be at Pana next Saturday November 9th at 1:00 pm. We will have more information to post on Monday afternoon. #ItGreatToBeYoungAndAComet! #FTO
We will start the IHSA Football Playoffs on November 1st at 7 PM at home against Nokomis. This is a big event for our program so come out and show your support. #ItsGreatToBeYoungAndAComet @ngpreps
We are hosting the Class 2A Volleyball Regional October 28, 29, and 31 at the Oakwood Grade School. The first game starts at 5:30 PM on Monday and Tuesday. The Championship game will be Thursday at 6:00 PM. The Comets will play Monday at 5:30 PM. Admission is $5 for everyone.
Principal Appreciation! Thank you Ms. Lapenas, Mrs. Dudley, Mrs. Burton, Mr. Lee, & Mr. Odle for your leadership in OCUSD#76. You are continuously focusing on school improvement, school climate, & relationships while providing the necessary support for our students & staff.
Tomorrow, Wednesday, October 16th and Thursday, October 17th are Early Dismissal Days. Oakwood High School and Oakwood Junior High School dismiss at 1:40 PM, while Oakwood Grade School dismisses at 1:50 PM. There is no school Friday, October 18th.
Oakwood CUSD #76 stands with with the Georgetown-Ridge Farm School District and Communities as they mourn the loss of one of their own. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and the entire community.
Dear Parents/Community: I am very interested in hearing your thoughts on how we can improve your experience and the learning growth of our students! Below is a 5 minute survey link. Closing date is Thanksgiving. Thank you! https://forms.gle/CYs4ms685UW6qgyLA
Parent/Teacher Conferences are now available to be scheduled. Fall conferences will be held on October 16th and 17th from 4 PM - 7 PM. Please see the following instructions for setting up your account to register online for conferences: https://5il.co/anu8
Oakwood CUSD #76 stands with Sullivan as they mourn the loss of one of their own. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and the entire community of Sullivan.
Tonight's OHS Varsity Football Game vs Iroquois West at Gilman has a new start time. The game will kickoff at 5:30 PM.
OHS Swap Day is a great success! Thank you to our parents, students, and staff! "It's great to be young and be a Comet" https://www.news-gazette.com/news/oakwood-high-s-swap-day-puts-parents-in-children-s/article_a60da98f-7a24-546b-98db-aefaf3052023.html
September 20th is an Early Dismissal Day. Oakwood High School and Oakwood Junior High School Dismiss at 1:40 PM while Oakwood Grade School Dismisses at 1:50 PM. The Homecoming Parade is set to begin at 3:30 PM.
Board Meeting Synopsis: 9.18.19 Approved FY20 Budget * Approved Consent Agenda * Received Reports * Approved the Superintendent to Secure and Appoint an "Interim" Bookkeeper for the District * Approved transitioning the current part-time 2nd nurse vacancy to a full-time position * Requested a Bus Driver Wage Study * Approved the DARE program agreement * Approved the Salt Fork Coop (Soc,CC,Wr) Agreement * Employed Dorrie Pierce as the OJH part-time pm custodian.
September 18th is an early dismissal day. Oakwood High School and Oakwood Junior High School dismiss at 11:30 AM while Oakwood Grade School Dismisses at 11:40 AM.
We are so excited for our new school year as we gather tomorrow as “One District moving forward in One Direction for One Determination to do what’s best for our students!” Purple Pride is Alive!
The 2019-2020 Free and Reduced Lunch Application is now available to download here: https://5il.co/8juw
Power has been restored. Here's the upcoming Schedule for the rest of the year. Friday 05/24 and Tuesday 05/28 are 1:40/1:50 dismissals. Wednesday 05/29 and Thursday 05/30 are 11:30/11:40 dismissals. Thursday 05/30 is the Last Day of School. Have a Great Summer!
Due to a power outage at OHS and OJHS, ALL Oakwood Schools are closed today, Thursday, May 23rd. Staff does NOT need to come in today.
A HUGE Shout out to our transportation department for how they handled the weather on Thursday. They kept our students safe in some brutal weather. Greatest group of drivers and director. #FTO
Friday, April 26th is an Early Dismissal Day. Oakwood High School and Oakwood Junior High School dismiss at 11:30 AM while Oakwood Grade School Dismisses at 11:40 AM.
A big shout out to our Asst. Principals - Mr. Wenger at OHS and Mrs. Dudley at OGS. You two are awesome. Thank you for all you do for our students and staff. #FTO
Monday starts the fourth quarter. Finish strong!!!#FTO
Have a great day!! #FTO
Congrats to the OHS Boy’s Basketball team on an outstanding season. #FTO
Here is the link for the board packet for the meeting tomorrow night. https://v3.boardbook.org/Public/PublicAgenda.aspx?ak=1000939&mk=50317383
Please be safe driving today. Take your time. #FTO
Due to inclement weather/road conditions, ALL Oakwood Schools are closed on Thursday, January 31st. We plan to be back in session on Friday, February 1st. As a reminder, Friday is also an 11:30 Early Dismissal Day.
Due to inclement weather, ALL Oakwood Schools will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, January 30th.
Due to inclement weather, ALL Oakwood Schools are closed tomorrow, Tuesday, January 29th. All scheduled practices, games, and after school activities are also cancelled.
School is closed tomorrow, January 29th. All games and practices are cancelled as well.
Congratulations on a great weekend for Oakwood High School. The Girl's Basketball team won County Friday night, the Cheerleaders won County Saturday and the Boy's Basketball team took 2nd Saturday as well. #FTO
Good luck to the Lady Comets tonight. Bring home the hardware for the 3rd straight year! #FTO
Welcome back to all the Comets, Knights and Stars. We are happy to see you again. Have a great day!! #FTO
School resumes Monday, January 7th. See you all soon.
Happy New Year from Oakwood 76!!!
Two weeks until Christmas Break. Finish strong. #FTO
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone from Oakwood CUSD 76.
Have a GREAT MONDAY!!!
Good luck to all our OSF XC runners today and good luck to our FB team at Pana today. #FTO
Wednesday. October 17th and Thursday, October 18th are Early Dismissal Days due to Parent/Teacher Conferences. Oakwood High School and Oakwood Junior High School dismiss at 1:40 PM while Oakwood Grade School dismisses at 1:50 PM. There is no school on Friday, October 19th.
Good luck to OHS Volleyball as they start their quest for another County Title. #FTO
49-21 OHS leads WHS with 2 minutes to go.
OHS 42 WHS 21 6:29 to go in the game. #FTO
27-21 OHS still leads in the 3rd quarter
27-14 OHS over WHS in the 3rd quarter.
21-14 OHS over WHS in the 3rd quarter
Thought for the day: Follow three rules: Do the right thing, do the best you can, and always show people you care. -Lou Holtz
Have a great Columbus Day. See everyone back at school tomorrow.
Happy National Custodial Worker Day!. A big thank you to all our our custodians for all that you do for our students and staff!
Final. Georgetown-Ridge Farm 21, Oakwood 19. Thank you @chaddare for the updates all night.
Run failed. Georgetown-Ridge Farm 21, Oakwood 19 with 40 seconds left in the 4th quarter. From @chaddare
Smiley 1 run. Oakwood needs 2-point conversion to tie with 40 seconds left in the 4th quarter. Timeout Oakwood. From @chaddare
Safety. Blocked punt out of the end zone. Georgetown-Ridge Farm 21, Oakwood 13 with 500 left in the 4th quarter. From @chaddare
Smiley 3 run. Lashauy kick. Georgetown-Ridge Farm 19, Oakwood 13 with 945 left in the 4th quarter. From @chaddare
Noggle 13 run. Run failed. Georgetown-Ridge Farm 19, Oakwood 6 with 1103 left in the 4th quarter. @chaddare providing the updates.
End of the 3rd quarter. Georgetown-Ridge Farm 13, Oakwood 6
Halftime. Georgetown-Ridge Farm 13, Oakwood 6. Thank you Chad Dare for the updates.
Noggle 2 run. Pass failed. GRF 13, Oakwood 6.
End of 1st Quarter - GRF 7 OHS 6
Last Friday of September. Make it a good one #FTO
Let’s have a great day!!
Happy Homecoming Day. It is Great to be A Comet!!!
Board meeting tomorrow night (Sept. 19) at 5:30 pm.
Tomorrow, Wednesday, September 12th, is an Early Dismissal Day. Oakwood High School and Oakwood Junior High School dismiss at 11:30 AM while Oakwood Grade School dismisses at 11:40 AM. It is also SWAP day at OHS tomorrow!
Because of wet grounds, parking will be limited to the hard lots for tonight's football game. Only those who have paid for endzone spots will be allowed in the gate. Please consider carpooling.
Thought for the day: Nothing is as good as it seems, and nothing is as bad as it seems. Somewhere in between, reality falls. “Lou Holts”
Week 3. Lets make it a good one. #FTO
Good luck to all our athletes competing today. #FTO
OHS FB up 13-6 over Cumberland in the first quarter. #FTO
Good luck to our Soccer, Cross Country and Volleyball teams today. Represent Oakwood and SF well. #FTO #SFS
Tough loss last night for the Comets on the gridiron. The boys fought until the end and gave themselves a chance. On to next week #FTO
Happy Friday. #FTO
Correction. On the September menus, there will be no lunch on the 12th (School Improvement Day) and the lunch listed for the 12th will be served on the 19th (we have school all day that day) Sorry for the confusion.
Great first day at Oakwood 76.
Welcome back to all our students. Let’s have a great start to a great year. #FTO
One more friendly reminder that school resumes on Monday, August 20th with a full day of school. We can't wait to see everyone. #FTO
Thank you to the Oakwood Education Foundation and the Oakwood Public Library for all that you do to support our district. #FTO
A huge welcome back to our staff. We are ready to start a great year at Oakwood CUSD 76. #FTO
One more day until the staff returns!!! We can’t wait to see everyone. #FTO
Jr. High wins season opener 14-2. Dalton Hobick gets the win striking out 6 and goes 3-5 at the plate with a HR and double. Matthew Miller goes 2-3. Grant Powell scores 3 runs from the lead off spot and Jacob Taflinger scores 2 runs.
Lunch menus for August have been added to the website. Go to www.oakwood76.org and select your school and then select dining from the menu. See you all on the 20th #FTO
To download our free app, go to the Apple App Store or Google play and search for Oakwood Schools. #FTO
Mr. Wenger (driving the bus) and Mr. Lee will give the new staff the tour of the district tomorrow. #FTO
New Teacher meeting tomorrow at the Unit Office. We can't wait to welcome our new staff!! #FTO
Good luck to all the teams that start practice this week or started last week. The 18-19 athletic year has started. Schools starts Aug 20
Thank you to our custodial staff that have worked so hard over the summer to get out buildings ready for students and teachers. #FTO
Updated openings for the 2018-2019 School Year: HS Spanish, JH/HS Special Education
First day for students is August 20. See you all in 18 days. #FTO
Please join us in welcoming Anne Burton as OJHS Principal. We are excited that she is joining our team.
Current openings: HS Math, JH/HS Special Education, JH/HS Social Worker / School Counselor
Circle drive at OJHS is almost complete. Resurface looks great. Pictures will be coming soon. #FTO
Please spread the word that Oakwood CUSD 76 registration will take place on Aug 2 @ OGS from 8-11 and 3-7
Oakwood CUSD 76 will host a GOOGLE Academy on July 25-26 for local educators. #FTO
Current openings at Oakwood 76: HS Math HS/JH Sp. Education HS PE Head Boys BB Coach ((OHS) Asst. VB Coach (OHS)
Remember to get a physical before practice starts this fall if you plan on playing a fall sport. #FTO
Good luck to our OHS students participating in the First Gig Rock Camp. Eli Ronk Tucker Pierce Maddie Miller Bryce Harrison #FTO
Please join us in welcoming the following teachers to Oakwood - Allison Fritz (HS Biology) Great to have you all on board!
Please join us in welcoming the following teachers to Oakwood - Beth Gibson (JH/HS Spec. Ed), Carsen Satchwell (JH/HS Band) part 2
Please join us in welcoming the following teachers to Oakwood - Kara Wysong (6th ), Dominick Delegge (JH Soc. Studies) - part 1
Thank you Mr. Tosh for your three years at OJHS. Good luck at Mary Miller Junior High.
Last week of June. Wow! Summer projects moving along well. See you all in August.
Oakwood HS and Oakwood JH are both looking for Math teachers. Please contact Mr. Lee or Mr. Tosh to apply.
Thank you to everyone that made this a great school year. Enjoy your summer. See you again in August. #FTO
Last day with students for the year. Thank you to all that made this year a great one. Enjoy the summer.
Congratulations to all our graduates today! #FTO
Have a wonderful day! Always #FTO
A big THANK YOU to our Nurse, Amanda Sperry on School Nurse Appreciation Day. YOU ROCK!!! #alwaysFTO
Oakwood High School is still in need of a Special Education Teacher for the 2018-2019 school year. If interested, please contact Mr. Lee at OHS.
Thank you to all of teachers and everything they do!!!!
Happy Administrative Assistants Day. We have an outstanding group at Oakwood that makes each day run smooth for our kids. Thank you for all you do.
It was great to have the OGS Science Fair winners with us last night at the Board meeting. Great job all of you. For those that couldn't make it, what great projects you worked on together.! #FTO
Have a great day.
Wednesday, April 18 is a late start for the Oakwood School District.
Starting to believe that the weather doesn't want us to do anything outside this spring!!!
First day for students next year is August 20th.
Congrats to the OGS staff for putting on a great Science Fair tonight. #FTO
April 27th and May 4th are both early dismissal (11:30/11:40) days.
Almost 60 one day and then 30 the next. #onlyillinois
New end of the year dates - May 25 Teacher Institute, May 29 11:30 dismissal (end of year)
I think Spring will actually show up some time! #illinoisweather
Wising everyone a Happy Easter and great weekend. See you all again Monday, ready to go!!!
Enjoy Spring Break.
Spring Break starts tomorrow and continues all of next week.
Correction, tomorrow's (March 22) dismissal is at 1:40 and 1:50. Sorry about that kids!!!
Early dismissal tomorrow (March 22) at 11:40 / 11:50 along with Parent / Teacher Conf. from 4-7 pm. No school Friday (March 23).
Early dismissal today (1:40 and 1:50) today and Parent / Teacher conferences tonight (4-7 pm)
Please remember to vote Tuesday. Many important items/roles on the ballot. Have a great week.
Happy Monday. Let’s make it a great week!!!
Have a great weekend everyone. #FTO
Reminder that Spring Break starts on March 26. #FTO
Congrats to Ms Steelman for being Mix 94.5 teacher of the month. Way to go Ms Steelman.
Let’s make today a little better than yesterday. Small steps still get you to your destination. #FTO
Congrats to OHS BBB on a great season. VVC champs and County Champs. #FTO
Thank you to all our seniors being honored tonight at OHS. #FTO
Reminder that tomorrow (Feb. 14th) is a late start day. #FTO #win
Congrats to Mason Ajster, Ren Dazey, and Garrett Lashuay for qualifying for wrestling State! #ItsGreatToBeYoungAndAComet
Congrats to OHS GBB on a wonderful season. We know this stings, but we are proud of you for all you have accomplished. #FTO
Good luck to the OSF Wrestlers as they compete in Sectionals this weekend in Vandalia. #FTO #SFS #win
Good luck to the OHS BBB team as the travel to Westville tonight for a VVC battle. #FTO #win
Good luck to OHS GBB tonight as they go after their 2nd straight Regional Title. #FTO #win
Scholastic Bowl beats GRF and falls to BHRA. #ItsGreatToBeYoungAndAComet
Congrats to OHS BBB on their win over SF tonight.
Comet GBB defeats WHS 47-21 to advance to Friday's IHSA Regional Championship game at GRF
Good luck to OHS GBB tonight as they battle WHS in the GRF Regional tonight.
Good luck to OJHS VB tonight. #FTO #win
Good luck to OHS GBB and BBB in their games tonight. #FTO #win
Link to rocket launch today. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/06/science/falcon-heavy-spacex-launch.html
Don't forget to check out our new website at www.oakwood76.org. You can download our app there as well.
Thanks for all the crew that had our schools ready to go today. We have a community that supports our students every day, no matter what is going on.
Congratulations to the OSF wrestlers that qualified for Sectionals. #FTO #SFS #win
Good luck to OHS GBB as they start Regional play this week in Georgetown. #FTO #win
Good luck to OSF wrestling today. #win
Have a great weekend! #FTO
Welcome to the first day of February. Only 6 more weeks (or so) until Spring! #FTO
Good luck to the OHS GBB team tonight as they battle Schlarman at Schlarman. #FTO
Reminder, this Friday is an 11:30/11:40 dismissal.
Congrats to the OJHS 7th grade boys basketball team on an outstanding season.
Last day of January. Let’s all end the month on a positive note. #FTO
Please vote for OJHS to help them win the Follett Challenge. https://www.follettchallenge.com/video.cfm?id=1106
The link in the orginal email this evening is a bad link. We will be working with the State to try and get the correct one in the morning.
Good morning Stars/Knights/Comets. Have a great day. #FTO
Please click on the link below to vote for OJHS to win the Follett Challenge. https://www.follettchallenge.com/video.cfm?id=1106
Congrats to the OHS BBB and GBB teams on their county championships over the weekend. Congrats to OCC for their 2nd place finish in the Cheer Competition. #FTO
OHS has the chance to sweep the County Tourney title starting tonight with the GBB team. Saturday morning, OCC goes for the title and the BBB team looks to grab the title Saturday night. #FTO #win
Good luck to both GBB and BBB teams as they start the VC tournament today. #FTO
Oakwood Schools will be closed today due to the road conditions. Have a good wekend and we will see you all again on Tuesday.
Congratulations to the 7th grade boys basketball team on winning the County title last night. #FTO
Oakwood CUSD 76 will be closed on Tuesday, January 9.
Oakwood CUSD 76 will be closed Monday, January 8th due to road conditions. Please be safe if you have to drive tomorrow.
We will also use social media as well as School Messenger to announce changes to schedules.
Just a reminder that with the winter weather upon us now, the district will use School Messenger to announce any changes to our schedules.
Please be careful to school and work today.
Please make sure to bundle up as we return to school tomorrow. We can’t wait to see everyone.
Please be safe if you are out driving today.
Good luck to the OHS Boys Basketball team today at Monticello.
Just a reminder, 1:40 dismissal today.
One more day until break. Stay focused.
3 days until Christmas Break. Good luck to the OHS students on their finals.
OCC finishes second today and qualified for state!!!!
OHS 45 WHS 42. Comets win!!!
OHS 29 WHS 26 at the end of the 3rd Quarter
OHS 19 WHS 16 at half
OHS 14 WHS 12 with 2:53 left in second quarter
Comets 10. Tigers 5 after the first quarter.
First day of Christmas Break is December 21. We return on January 3.
Finals at Oakwood High School start next Monday. Good luck to all! #FTO
Board of Education meeting on December 13th at 5:30 in the Unit Office
Late start day on Wednesday, December 13th.
Have a wonderful Sunday.
Good luck to our cheer squads today.
The district is working on a new website and app to be release at a later date. Please stay tuned.
Thank you all the guests that came out to the lunch today at OHS. We were happy to see all of you.
We are all excited to welcome the Senior Citizens of the district to our annual Christmas lunch. Can’t wait to see all of you.
Congratulations to OHS graduate Cameron Lee on being added to the active roster of the Chicago Bears. #FTO
Senior Citizen Dinner at OHS on Wednesday, December 6 at 11:30.
11:30 Dismissal on Wednesday, Dec 6.
Congrats to the OSF wrestling team. 4-0 on the day!! #FTO
Board of Education meeting December 13th at 5:30 pm at the Unit Office
Christmas Break Runs from December 21st - January 2nd. School resumes January 3rd.
Early Dismissal on December 6 (11:30)
Oakwood CUSD 76 has changed student information systems from Tyler SISK12 to Teacherease.