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Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year at Oak Grove Elementary (OGE) home of the Hornets. OGE’s school theme for the year is “Camp Oak is the way to go...Outstanding Achievements of Knowledge...Where Campers STEM and Grow at Oak Grove Elementary."
The staff is excited for the opportunity to partner with parents, the community, and all stakeholders to ensure that every student receives positive social and behavioral acknowledgment, and academic learning experiences throughout the year promoting respect for one’s self, one another and adults while exposing students to the best evidence-based instructional practices and strategies. Our goal is to instill a desire in every student to perform at high levels of performance. As your principal, I am committed to leading our staff in partnering with parents, business partners, and the community to ensure that academic success for OGE students continues to be a top priority. The school days that are upcoming are intended to be productive and memorable. We believe that through our combined efforts, we will provide students with a safe, rewarding, and successful school year!
We will monitor educational progress through formative and summative assessments, and make necessary instructional adjustments through differentiating instruction to meet the individual needs of every student. We want students to become lifelong learners, proficient in math and literacy skills while utilizing technology to aid in their learning and to become contributing members of society by recognizing and rewarding socially appropriate behavior. In addition, we want to prepare students beginning at the elementary level to be college and/or career ready. We will accomplish this by incorporating all of the above and teaching grade level standards (Arkansas Curriculum Frameworks), as supported by the state and district and presented through the district’s Curriculum Maps for Kindergarten through fifth grade. The Pre-Kindergarten staff will follow the Arkansas Better Chance (ABC) protocols and guidelines for teaching developmentally appropriate skills to Pre-K students.
I encourage each parent to make this school year a priority by joining the school’s staff in encouraging academic excellence by:
Again, we look forward to having an academically rewarding year with your children and our students!
Please feel free to contact me at (501) 851-5370 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have any questions or concerns.
Yvette Dillingham, Ed.D.