What's New at Ontario Schools?
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.
 
Making an Impact
Online Professional Development Resources for Ontario's Staff
   

One of the challenges that Ontario Schools faces is providing professional development that meets the needs and interests of our instructional staff. Over the years, Ontario has offered a variety of technology-based training to assist teachers as they incorporate technology into the curriculum. These programs were very popular and well received. However, we needed to provide a wider range of topics to meet the challenges our teachers face in education.

We decided to implement an online professional development resource called Educational Impact. Educational Impact provides over 450 hours of programming covering 45 topics. The three most popular modules for our staff has been “5 Practices of Highly Effective Classrooms,” “Balanced Literacy: Powerful Real Classroom Examples to Guide Your Instruction,” and “22 Components of Great Teaching.” Nearly all of the modules contain support documents and suggested activities that can be used in the classroom. Since the content is delivered online, staff can view topics of their choice at times when it is convenient for them.

To date, 109 of Ontario’s instructional staff have viewed over 900 hours of content. When considering the additional time spent reviewing the associated documents and activities, the staff have experienced over 1,200 hours of professional development.
 
District Report Card Information
Dear Ontario Parents/Guardians,      

In August 2014, the Ohio Department of Education released the district report cards based on information from the 2013-14 school year. The information includes the students’ performance on the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) given in grades 3 through 8 and the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) initially given to all sophomores in the spring of the school year. Ontario received an overall score of “C” as we met 19 of the 24 report card indicators. However, had three students correctly answered on additional question of the OAA, we would have met 20 of 24 indicators and our designation would have been a “B.”

While the “C” designation is disappointing, it clearly defines challenges that we must address. We have identified the need to provide supports for students in the elementary. This year, Stingel has implemented additional intervention and enrichment instructional time that allows teachers to work with students to target particular needs. The purpose of this is to challenge students to improve.
 
Stingel PTO News
The Stingel PTO is doing a fundraiser selling Crossroads Candles and Ontario spirit wear. If interested in purchasing candles, you may contact the PTO at stingelelementarypto1@yahoo.com. You may order the spirit wear online at http://myproapparel.com/product-category/spirit-wear/stingel-elementary/. Thanks for your support! 
Ontario Youth Girls Basketball Information/Sign-Up Forms
It's time for girls youth basketball.  Players will be instructed in drills and fundamentals and will be incorporating skills into 3-on-3, 4-on-4 and 5-on-5 games. The girls will be learning the basics of the game in a fun atmosphere that promotes teamwork and school spirit.  All registration forms (see below) are due with payment.  If you have questions, please contact girls varsity coach, Sarah Kirchbaum.

Be sure to check the following registration information for girls in grades first thru sixth.

Little Lady Warriors Basketball - Grades 1, 2, 3
Lady Warriors 4th Grade Girls Basketball
Lady Warriors 5th & 6th Grade Girls Basketball
 
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
PTO Meeting
Tue Nov 4 2014
Parent/Teacher Conferences
Thu Nov 13 2014
Thanksgiving Break
Wed Nov 26 2014
to Fri Nov 28 2014
Comp Day - No School
Mon Dec 1 2014
PTO Meeting
Tue Dec 2 2014
Monthly Calendar
School Year Calendars
Local Weather
Mobile Link
View our website on the mobile link: m.ontarioschools.org
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