STAAR Testing-March 28-31
Tuesday, March 28th
Grades 4 & 7 Writing
Grades 5 & 8 Math
English I EOC
Wednesday, March 29th
Grades 5 & 8 Reading
Thursday, March 30th
English II EOC
Congratulation to the One Act Play
Congratulations to the cast and crew of the one act play. They received the Alternate medal at the Bi-District competition in Hamilton on Wednesday, March 22nd.
Brayden Schultz and Jescica Rust received All-Star Cast, Rebekah Watkins received Honorable Mention All-Star Cast and Nick Norrell received the Technical Award for Stage Lighting Cues. Their sponsor is Mrs. Kocian. Great job OAP cast, crew and sponsor!
Congratulation to HS UIL Journalism Winners
The following students competed in the Journalism portion of the high school UIL Academic meet in Evant on Monday, March 20th and received these awards:
Charles Graves—1st Place Ready Writing
Kori Camp-2nd Place Ready Writing
Brayden Schultz-1st Place Spelling; 1st Place Headline Writing: 1st Place Copying and Editing; 1st Place Literary Criticism
Jescica Rust-2nd Place Copying and Editing
Nick Norrell-4th Place Spelling
These students will compete in the Regional Journalism competition on Saturday, April 8th at Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches. Way to go and keep up the great work!
District of Innovation Plan
OISD is moving forward with the District of Innovation plan. The plan will allow the district to obtain more flexibility in order to better meet the unique needs of the district, students, and community. The board adopted final plan can be viewed here.
New Lunch Prices
Student lunch prices are now $2.35 and adult prices are $3.50. This increase was necessary because of state requirements. OISD was below the state requirement and would have been penalized if we did not meet the minimum requirements.
If You Didn't Purchase Your 2015-16 Yearbook, It’s Not Too Late!
There is a limited quantity of last year’s yearbook still available for purchase. Cost is $30 each. See Ms. Hoehn to purchase or if you need more information. (If paying by check, please make payable to Oglesby ISD.)
Sign Up for District E-Notes
Parents, students and staff—sign up for district E-Notes to stay informed about bad weather days, early release, delayed starts, school events and other important information going on at school. We will no longer use the School Messenger notification system that would call and leave voice messages. E-Notes will be delivered either text or email (or both) depending on the method you select. Stay informed and get signed up now!
To subscribe to DISTRICT NOTIFICATIONS, enter your information on the left hand side of this page.
Each teacher will still have their individual E-Notes, but you will have sign up for each of those separately. The quickest way to do this is to go to each teacher’s webpage and sign up.
Like Us on Facebook
Oglesby Independent School District now has a Facebook Page!
It is our goal to use Facebook to recognize our student and staff accomplishments! Please note that we will post as often as time allows. Also note, we will not use Facebook for late starts, school closures, or unannounced early release days. You may sign up for District e-notes for those announcements and also follow our local TV/Radio stations. As always, our District website is the best source for current school information. Thank you for following the Tigers and Lady Tigers!
The Oglesby Independent School District will:
Oglesby ISD adopted an I&S tax rate that will raise more taxes for Interest and Sinking than last year’s tax rate. This money is for bond indebtedness.
The I&S tax rate will effectively be raised by 5.6% percent from $.05830 to $.06158. Additionally, the M&O tax rate stayed the same $1.04. The total tax rate will be $1.10 a $.01 increase from last year.