On Friday, May 10, 2019, Oconomowoc High School (OHS) inducted 16 people into the Oconomowoc High School Athletic Hall of Fame. This inaugural induction class included athletes, coaches, and special contributors to the OHS Athletic Program, spanning several decades at OHS.
The OHS Athletic Hall of Fame was created to recognize and honor the outstanding achievements of individual athletes, coaches, and friends of the Athletic Program who have contributed to the success, tradition, integrity, development, and promotion of Oconomowoc High School Athletics.
We would like to congratulate and thank our inductees for their contributions to our athletics history. We would also like to thank the event sponsors who helped make this celebration possible. Please read more about each Hall of Fame inductee in our banquet program, linked here.
If you would like to nominate an inductee for the 2020 OHS Athletic Hall of Fame, please visit our website at www.oasd.org/HallOfFame, and complete a nomination form.
Please join us for the 2020 OHS Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Celebration on Saturday, May 2, 2020 at the Oconomowoc Community Center.
2019 OHS Athletic Hall of Fame Inaugural Induction Class
THANK YOU TO OUR 2019 OHS ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME SPONSORS:
2019 OHS Athletic Hall of Fame Table Sponsors:
- Dan Marks Family
- Griswold Construction
- Milford Hills
- Oconomowoc Area Baseball Club
2019 Program Sponsors:
- Affiliated Products, Inc.
- Badger Sporting Goods
- Bence Barbers
- Competitor Awards & Engraving, Inc.
- Dave Bruno Family Foundation
- Fleet Farm
- Keeper Goals
- Loppnow Home Inspections
- Mid-City Sports
- MSI General Corporation
- Oconomowoc High School Boys Basketball
- Oconomowoc Sports Booster Club
- Oliver Construction Co.
- Renz Construction, Inc.
- Riddell Sports
- Ron Pennell
- Sobie's Restaurant
- Stapleton Realty Ltd.
- Staybridge Suites Milwaukee West-Oconomowoc
2019 Plaque Sponsors:
- Griswold Construction
- Lorleberg True Value Hardware and Rental
- Milford Hills
- Oconomowoc Area Baseball Club
- Susie, Georgia, Jenni & Families
The OASD is proud to host a Summer Autism Essentials Institute on Tuesday, August 6, 2019. This event is presented by Kate McGinnity, Autism Consultant, members of the Oconomowoc Area School District Autism Resource Team, and OASD students with autism. Participants will receive a free autism resource book.
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
8:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Oconomowoc Arts Center
641 E. Forest Street
Oconomowoc, WI 53066
OASD Staff: Free
OASD Parents: $25
Community Participants: $100
Oconomowoc, WI – May 6, 2019. The Oconomowoc Area School District is pleased to announce four grant awards to classroom projects around the district, thanks to the generosity of the Imagine a Day Foundation. Approximately $23,300 was awarded to elementary and high school classrooms and projects.
Oconomowoc High School Associate Principal Melissa Anders stated, "The 2019 GROW Day on March 20, 2019, immersed over 100 young artists from both Nature Hill and Silver Lake Intermediate Schools in a day-long collaboration with about 50 Oconomowoc High School art student mentors and Visual Arts instructors in a series of workshops using various art media. The day culminated in the creation of mixed-media tree branches installed on a nearly life-size metal tree sculpture made by an Oconomowoc High School student. This tree's permanent home is on the pathway between the high schools Main and East Campus and serves as a reminder of the collaborative experience in which Intermediate students learned about visual arts course options and the purpose of the Visual Arts program." Anders went on to say, "I would like to extend sincere gratitude to the Imagine a Day Foundation and Orbis Corporation for their generous support of this event and their vision to expand this event into an annual occurrence, folding in the Elementary levels and bringing in visiting artists in future years. With their support, young artists were inspired to continue taking courses in the Visual Arts and experienced what it is like to work in an authentic studio environment toward a common purpose."
Oconomowoc High School Art and Design Instructor Brock Rumohr added, "Students from the Oconomowoc intermediate schools and the high school spent the day making new friendships, engaging in visual arts experiences, and traversing the two campuses at Oconomowoc High School during the GROW Day initiative held at Oconomowoc High School. Students were able to participate in specific visual arts sessions led by Oconomowoc intermediate and high school teachers and students. In coming years, the vision will be that students at every school in the Oconomowoc Area School District will be offered an opportunity to engage in creative arts events throughout a week-long GROW focus."
The Imagine A Day Foundation was created in memory of Courtney Bella, by her father, Brad Bella. At age 10, Courtney was tragically killed in an automobile accident by an intoxicated driver in April of 2008. The name of the foundation was inspired by a poem Courtney wrote just weeks before her death.
The grants are as follows:
- Ixonia Elementary School- Stacy Yearling
$3,000 for Musical Instrument Playground Equipment
- Summit Elementary School- Brian Stuckey
$1,800 for the Lapham Park Field Trip
- Oconomowoc High School Symphony Band- Mike Krofta
$3,250 for Transportation for National Music Festival
- Oconomowoc High School Choir- Beth Kaufeld
$750 for Student Nashville Trip
- Oconomowoc High School Lake Country Film Festival- Michael
Krill, Danielle Bukal
$1,000 for Awards and Scholarship Sponsorship
- Oconomowoc High School College Scholarship
$4,000 Annual Scholarship Awarded to Oconomowoc High School Senior
- Oconomowoc Area School District 2019 GROW Initiative- Brock
Rumohr, Stacey Yearling, Jennifer Jones
$8,000 for District-Wide Activities for Creative & Performing Arts Education
- Oconomowoc Area School District & Oconomowoc Area
$1,500 for Original Composition Commission for Spring Concert
The Oconomowoc High School German Language Department is hosting a FREE German Soccer Camp, in partnership with Wunderbar Together and the Goethe Institut. The camp will be free and open to students entering grades 4-6 in the 2019-20 school year. Two soccer trainers from Germany will lead the camp and students will practice skills and play games. Attendees will receive a t-shirt for participating. There is a limit of 24 participants for the camp, and spaces will be filled on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Camp Dates: Thursday, June 20 - Saturday, June 22, 2019
Camp Times: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on June 20 and 21, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on June 22
Camp Location: Oconomowoc High School Soccer Fields
Camp Cost : FREE but registration is required
Registration Deadline: Friday, May 24, 2019
Then mail or email forms to OHS German Teacher, Christele Schwerer at SchwereC@oasd org, or:
Oconomowoc High School
Attn: Christele Schwerer
641 E. Forest Street
Oconomowoc, WI 53066
What to Wear & Bring
Attendees should wear athletic clothing and bring snack, water, and a bagged lunch for June 20th and June 21st. Snacks and lunch will be provided on June 22nd.
Questions? Please email Mrs. Schwerer at SchwereC@oasd.org or call (262)-560-3100, extension 3290.
The Oconomowoc Area School District needs your help. Earlier this year, the OASD began the process of refreshing our strategic plan. We are proud of the accomplishments and growth which stemmed from our current plan and are excited to build onto those successes with new strategies that will help guide the District. Your input in the development of this new plan is important! You are invited to join us for a community feedback event on Tuesday, April 23, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in the Board Room at the Oconomowoc High School East Campus. At this event you will have the opportunity to:
- Hear an update on the current state of the school district
- Review and provide feedback on the District's mission and vision
- Learn about the world we are preparing our students for in a short "2030 Thinking" presentation
- Provide feedback on a draft of the OASD Graduate Profile
- Identify critical issues and areas for improvement for the District
Please consider helping chart our future!
The community is invited to a FREE Chinese Language & Cultural Series hosted by the Oconomowoc Public Library, in partnership with the Oconomowoc Area School District and Asia Society (Hanban) Confucius Classroom Network.
This series is for adults and will focus on Chinese language, culture, traditions and more.
Event Dates: April 4, 11, 25, May 2, 16 & 23
Time: 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Oconomowoc Public Library
Registration deadline is March 29, 2019. To register, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Oconomowoc High School AP Environmental Science students and teacher, Kelly Holtzman, are sewing reusable grocery bags on April 26, in celebration of Global Youth Service Day and the Boomerang Bags movement. These bags will be distributed around Oconomowoc for people to use, for free, instead of plastic bags.
What Can We Do? Students need donations of:
- Clean fabric (upholstery fabric, clothing fabrics, sheets, pillow cases, muslin. No towels or small scraps)
- Sewing supplies like: thread, sewing pins, safety pins, scissors, fabric measuring tape
- Ironing supplies like: irons, ironing boards
- Volunteers - who can help measure, cut, sew, and iron the bags. If you have a sewing machine, please bring it along!
Donations can be dropped off at the OHS Main Campus front office during school hours.
Sewing will take place in the OHS East Campus Board Room from 7:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Friday, April 26, 2019.
OHS East Campus
915 E. Summit Avenue
Oconomowoc, WI 53066
** You will need a valid drivers license to enter the building.
Questions?? Please email Mrs. Holtzman at email@example.com.
From Roger J. Rindo, Ed.D., Superintendent of the Oconomowoc Area School District:
As you are aware, unsafe weather conditions caused the Oconomowoc Area School District (OASD) to cancel school on January 23, January 28, January 30, January 31, February 7, and February 12, 2019.
State law has different requirements for instructional minutes at the elementary, intermediate and high school levels. Upon review of the instructional minutes and built-in snow days in the OASD school calendar, it has been determined that we need to make up one school day. The loss of instructional time, and the specific impact this lost time has had on the current grading period, were key considerations in our review of possible options available to make up this needed school time.
Please note that we will be changing Monday, February 25, 2019, from a staff professional development day to a student attendance day. We believe this is the most effective way to restore instructional time which OASD has lost, all from the current grading period.
The number one priority during severe weather is to keep OASD staff and students safe. Please remember, as I communicated last week, we still have a few more months of winter here in Wisconsin. If additional snow days are needed as we move through February, March, and April, I will continue to communicate any further calendar changes required to meet state-required instructional time.
I was thrilled to see everyone back in our buildings this morning. If you have any questions, please contact your building principal.
Roger J. Rindo, Ed.D
Silver Lake Intermediate School Presents...Mary Poppins, Jr!
London, 1910. Our cheerful Bert, the "Jack-of-all-Trades" introduces us to the Banks family. They are in dire need of a Nanny who can handle the antics of two impossible children. Mary Poppins arrives at Cherry Tree Lane to teach Jane, Michael, George, and Winifred how to be a family with "A Spoonful Of Sugar" and her own Practically Perfect brand of tough love.
Along the way we meet lots of amazing characters... statues that talk and dance, the eccentric Mrs. Corry, and the terrifying Miss Andrew... plus chimney sweeps galore!
Based on the books of P.L. Travers and the iconic movie of 1964 starring Julie Andrews as Mary, the Musical Theater version of Mary Poppins opened on Broadway in 2006. Mary Poppins, Jr. takes the vocal numbers into ranges more suitable for young singers and keeps the singing and dancing fun for performer and audience alike!
Join us for a Supercalifragilistic time! Tickets available at www.TheOAC.net.
Thursday, February 28 at 7:00 PM
Friday, March 1 at 7:00 PM
Saturday, March 2 at 2:00 PM
Saturday, March 2 at 7:00 PM
The Oconomowoc Area School District is closed tomorrow due to the cold weather. This includes after school activities, clubs, and sports scheduled at our Elementary and Intermediate schools, and Oconomowoc High School. However, due to the diminished afternoon wind chills expected tomorrow, a few after school events will proceed as scheduled, including:
- Nature Hill Intermediate parent/teacher conferences
- OHS Senior Directed Play, Rumors, at the Oconomowoc Arts Center
- OHS previously scheduled athletic competitions
The OASD cancels school if there is a Wind Chill Warning with sustained wind chills at a level of 35 degrees below zero or more, and those temperatures are again projected through noon tomorrow.
Please visit www.oasd.org/Emergency for cold weather updates.
El Distrito Escolar del Área de Oconomowoc estará cerrado mañana debido al clima.
If your child is currently in 4th grade, preparing to move to Nature Hill Intermediate for 5th grade next year, please join us for an information meeting to prepare for the journey. You'll learn more about the culture at Nature Hill, what to expect in the transition to middle school, the changes in daily schedule, and much more. We're looking forward to seeing you!
Tomorrow's OHS Basketball games and the food drive have been moved up. The new game times will be:
- JV2 Gold vs. Arrowhead @ 3:30 p.m.
- JV vs. Arrowhead @ 3:30 p.m.
- Varsity vs. Arrowhead @ 5:00 p.m.
Join us for one of the games and help OHS and the ORBIS Corporation collect non-perishable food items for the Oconomowoc Food Pantry.
The Orbis Corporation and Oconomowoc High School will be hosting a food drive on Tuesday, January 29, at the OHS Boys Basketball games. Food donations will benefit the Oconomowoc Food Pantry. Bring a non-perishable food item to one of the games at the OHS Gale Douglas Fieldhous.
January 29th OHS Boys Basketball Schedule:
- JV2 Gold vs. Arrowhead @ 4:00 p.m.
- JV vs. Arrowhead @ 5:15 p.m.
- Varsity vs. Arrowhead @ 7:00 p.m.
Thank you to the Orbis Corporation for helping us support the Oconomowoc families in need of these donations!
Due to the expected inclement weather conditions today, the OASD is canceling all after school activities for Elementary Schools, Intermediate Schools, and Oconomowoc High School. This includes all after-school clubs, sports, and meetings scheduled at all district buildings.
YMCA After School Care at our elementary schools will remain open for students enrolled in that program.
The Oconomowoc Area School District (OASD) is committed to ensuring the safety of our students and staff and providing fast and accurate information in a time of emergency. In a time of crisis, we utilize email, phone calls, social media, OASD website posts, and work with local media to share information. On January 7, 2019, we will be introducing text messaging as another option to communicate emergency information with families. You will need to complete several steps to ensure you receive these text messages.
OCONOMOWOC HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL CAMP
Boys Baseball Camp for Grades 1-8
January 19, 26 & February 2, 2019
Sign up today for the 2019 Raccoon Baseball Camp. Our Camp is led by OHS Varsity Baseball Coach, Arno Kirchenwitz, along with the OHS Baseball Coaching Staff, current OHS players, and alumni.
Features of our camp:
- Instruction in hitting, pitching, and fielding
- Groups split by grade level, into 8-10 campers per coach
- Individual attention and progressing with new drills each session
2:00-4:00 p.m. for grades 1-4
4:00-6:00 p.m. for grades 5-8
Location: inside the OHS Gale Douglas Fieldhouse
Equipment: Campers should wear tennis shoes and bring a glove, bat, and helmet.
Registration Deadline: January 16, 2019