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Stingel Elementary Updates
Reading Buddies:
The past few weeks Students in Mrs. Jacob’s class have been preparing for our Kindergarten Buddy program. The students have been learning about strategies to use while reading to help solve unknown words, comprehend their reading and become more fluent in their reading. This week we began our Reading Buddies program with our Kindergarten friends from Mrs. Shreffler’s class. Students will be meeting with their Kindergarten buddies twice each month where they will focus on many aspects of reading and writing. The first meeting focused on the fourth grade students interviewing the Kindergarteners to get to know them and to also get a good understanding of their interests for picking out read aloud books later in the year. The fourth graders had an opportunity to read their first book choice to their Kindergarten buddy, all while practicing those strategies that they have learned this year. Student’s main focus was fluency during this first meeting. Reading aloud to the Kindergartners gives our fourth graders an amazing opportunity to build not only our fluency, but also the confidence we need as readers to improve our skills with reading and writing.

Go Math! Supports:
To help serve the students and parents of Stingel we have created a Go Math! tab on our web page. On this tab you can access apps, student resource book, teacher resource book and PARCC practice materials. We are also offering a program to provide intervention and enrichment to students in grades 3-5. We offered this program to every child. Starting the week of November 17th we will offer these intervention and enrichment programs free of charge to our students and parents.

Intervention and Enrichment Update:

We have completed the first nine weeks of recess enrichment and intervention. For the first nine weeks students were serviced in reading and we are switching to math for the second nine weeks. For being the first time we have offered the program it ran well with only a few logistical setbacks. We are currently looking through the data from the first nine weeks, but early indications show that students did grow during this program.
 
Ontario High School Students Selected to Create Ornaments to be Included in the 2014 Pathway of Peace in President Park
Washington, D.C. (November 10, 2014) The National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, announced today that art students from Ontario High School have been chosen to design and create ornaments to be included in the 2014 Pathway of Peace in President’s Park in Washington, D.C. Ontario students join local artists and youth from each U.S. state, territory, and the District of Columbia.

The Pathway of Peace is one of the highlights of the National Christmas Tree Lighting, a national event presented by the National Park Foundation and the National Park Service.

“It is an honor to be selected because it gave the art students an opportunity to research events and unique places that represent the great state of Ohio and to showcase their talents and creativity ,” said Julie Buker, Ontario High School art educator. “We are excited to be a part of the Pathway of Peace because we were among a few chosen to participate in this prestigious tradition .”

View some of the student ornaments in the top right box on this page.
 
Ontario's Teacher Rep for Academic Content in the Ohio Senate
Congratulations to eighth grade social studies teacher Michael Tagg for being appointed as Teacher Representative to the Social Studies Academic Content Standards Review Committee in the Ohio Senate this week.  After submitting a letter of interest earlier this year, Mr. Tagg received a call from Ohio Senate President Keith Faber stating that he will be appointing Mr. Tagg.  This committee is one of four committees created in H.B. 487.  The review panels were created to ensure that Ohio's academic expectations will successfully prepare K-12 students for life after high school.  Congratulations Mr. Tagg!
 
Annual Alumni Basketball Game
All former Ontario basketball players are invited to participate in the Alumni Basketball Game on December 27th at Ontario Middle School. "Old Timers" (graduated before 2000) will play at 1:00 p.m., "Young Bucks" (graduated 2000 or after) will play at 2:00 p.m., and a Ladies game will take place at 3:00 p.m. All players need to arrive 30 minutes prior to game time. Please come show your support!

Cost is $20.00 with early registration — turned in by Dec. 5th $25.00 — after Dec. 5th with a $2.00 admission fee for spectators.

Any questions please contact: Amy Kurtz-Nagel at Nagel.amy@ontarioschools.org or 419-747-7477.

View the registration form.
 
Athletic Boosters Need Volunteers
Please consider making a donation to the Ontario Athletic Boosters.  See their website for more information.  View their Patrons' Page to see what you can do to support Ontario Athletics.
 
The Ontario Athletic Boosters could use your help. If you are available to work concessions or help with the Bingo fundraisers, please contact their organization.
 
Administrative Staff
Superintendent - Lisa Carmichael
Director of Operations - Curt McVicker
Treasurer - Randy Harvey
Phone - 419.747.4311
Director of Maintenance - Brad Swain 
Phone - 419.529.6771
Director of Transportation - Pat Duffner
Phone -  419.529.3814
School Resource Officer - Adam Gongwer
Phone - 419.529.3969
District's Upcoming Events
Early Release
Tue Nov 25 2014
Thanksgiving Break
Wed Nov 26 2014
to Fri Nov 28 2014
Athletic Booster Mtg.
Mon Dec 1 2014
Comp Day - No School
Mon Dec 1 2014
PTO Meeting
Tue Dec 2 2014
Board of Education Mtg.
Tue Dec 9 2014
Early Release
Fri Dec 19 2014
Monthly Calendar
School Year Calendars
Local Weather
Mobile Link
View our website on the mobile link: m.ontarioschools.org
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Warrior Spirit Wear
All forms are due by November 23rd.
 

Ontario Basketball gear is now available for you to order on-line. Attached is the brochure with ordering information. You can order on line by going to www.bsnsports.com. Click on the My Team Shop logo. Then click Login Now and Enter the Access Code (warrio3RY). Orders will be taken until Sunday, November 30th. All orders will be delivered before Christmas.

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