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Oakwood students win awards at MLK Breakfast

Nine Oakwood students: seven from Edwin D. Smith Elementary School, one from Harman Elementary School and one from Oakwood Junior High School, were all winners of awards at the Dr. Martin Luther King Breakfast held last Monday in Kettering.

Five E.D. Smith students swept the K-2 category: Cameron Hendrix won first place in written expression; Karina Czeiszperger placed second with a visual arts entry and Aria Kupka won third place with a visual arts entry. Meriting Honorable Mention was Stephanie Joseph in visual arts and Benjamin Kramer in written expression.

In the 6-8 grade category, Buck Powell from Oakwood Jr. High placed second in written expression; Honorable Mention went to Tommy Lane and Eric Krebs of E.D. Smith Elementary for their community service effort and Anna Shewell of Harman Elementary won an Honorable Mention in the category of written expression.

OHS-UD dual enrollment info meeting Feb. 4

Oakwood High School and the University of Dayton are partnering to offer a Dual Enrollment course for the first time this fall (2008-09 school year). The course will earn both high school (one semester) and college (3 semester hours) credit and will appear on both the high school and college transcripts.  An Oakwood High School teacher will teach the course during the regular school day using the syllabus from the same course that is being taught on the University of Dayton campus.  

Interested students must meet the following requirements that have been set by the University of Dayton to qualify to take the course. Junior students must have a 3.5 GPA and have successfully completed AP US History or be enrolled in AP Junior English.  Senior students must have a 3.25 GPA or a score of 21 on the reading portion of the ACT. The anticipated fees for this course (which are the responsibility of the student) include tuition (at the University’s reduced tuition rate) and textbooks.

The course that will be offered is UD POL 101 - Global Politics. This course examines major problems and trends in the world of politics, such as ethnic and religious conflict and economic integration and inequality. Significant attention will be paid to the Arab-Israeli conflict, the Iraq war, and various US policy options for the future.

An informational meeting will be held on Monday, Feb. 4 at the high school at 8 p.m. in Room 210.  Interested students and parents are encouraged to attend this meeting.

PSEO meeting slated for March 3

Post Secondary Educational Option (PSEO) is an educational program available to all students in grades 9-12. Typically students access the program to enhance their high school curriculum by taking  course work at Sinclair Community College, the University of Dayton and /or Wright State University.

A mandatory meeting will be held in the high school auditorium on March 3 at 7 p.m. for parents and their students who wish to participate during the 2008-2009 school year.  PSEO applications MUST be submitted by March 31, 2008 in order to be eligible to participate in the 2008-2009 school year. For further information, please call the guidance office at the high school (297-5326).

Staying in touch: luncheon with residents Feb. 29

Are you an Oakwood resident who does not have children in school? Would you like to talk about what’s happening in our schools? If you are, this is an opportunity for you to attend a luncheon with our Superintendent and district administrators to learn more about our successes, our challenges, and other important information.

The luncheon will take place on Friday, Feb. 29, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Edwin D. Smith Elementary School.

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to Sandy at the Oakwood Board of Education Office at 297-5332, or by February 20.

Staying in Touch offers dialogue with schools

The Oakwood School District’s Staying in Touch program is designed to provide community members with opportunities to talk with the Superintendent and representatives of the Board of Education about school matters in comfortable, informal settings. Residents are invited to host meetings in their homes and invite their neighbors.

Neighborhood Meetings are scheduled for Feb. 7, March 6, March 24, April 10, April 25, May 8, and June 27.

To volunteer to host a neighborhood meeting or to let us know you would like to attend a meeting, please contact Mrs. Sandy Maresh at the Board of Education Office: 297-5332, maresh. sandy@

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January 29, 2008
Volume 17, No. 5

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