Welcome to the Fox Den
COME SEE WHAT'S NEW IN OUR OMRO SCHOOLS!
The School District of Omro’s students and staff welcome you to our den.
MESSAGE FROM SAFETY AND GROUNDS COORDINATOR
We are excited for your visit; if visiting, please keep these important security procedures in mind:
The outside doors of our schools will remain locked for the safety of our students.
To enter the buildings, press the gray button by the main doors to activate the intercom. When the secretary answers, simply state your name and the reason for your visit.
Upon entering the building, please directly report to the office to sign in and receive a name badge.
Upon leaving the school, please return the badge and sign out.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding these procedures or school safety, please contact our Safety and Grounds Coordinator, Mr. Ken Carley, at 920-410-1398 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MESSAGE FROM OUR ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
In Omro, we have two elementary schools and a 4K community partner that provide a top level education to students from Early Childhood through Fifth Grade. H.B. Patch Elementary School hosts grades EC, 4K, 5K and 1. Omro Elementary School hosts grades 2-5. A Moment in Time Pre-School is our community partner that hosts a portion of the District’s 4K programs.
At our schools, we have caring and compassionate classroom teachers who strive to give our students a strong academic foundation. Our MAP testing scores from NWEA consistently puts our kids above state averages in Math and Reading as compared to the WKCE. We also meet or surpass expected growth, in most areas, compared to the national averages. Please click on the link below to view 2013-14 Achievement and Growth data for grades 2-5.
In Omro, our students are more than just a test score. We value the education of the whole child. Our encore classes such as Art, Music, Physical Education, Technology, Health, and Guidance provide our students with outstanding, enriching experiences. We have implemented a comprehensive Anti-Bully/Character Education Program that has been in place since 2007. We offer leadership opportunities such as safety patrol and school store.
OES and Patch Elementary Schools also embrace their place within the larger community of Omro. We have many youth sports, clubs, and organizations that we share our facilities with and have developed strong partnerships. We work with our local Legion Post and Kiwanis to provide beneficial programming. The Omro Historical Society assists our students by tapping into the rich history of the Omro Area.
Please come visit our schools to see all that we have to offer!
MESSAGE FROM OMRO MIDDLE SCHOOL
Every day over 300 students move through the front doors of Omro Middle School. Our students are here not only to learn, but also to form the attitudes, values, and habits of mind that will largely direct their behavior as adults. We know that the middle school years are especially challenging and we are very successful at maintaining a culture that is compatible for the development of students. This includes:
- Employing teachers who value working with this age group and are prepared to do so
- Maintaining the desire for collaborative and cooperative communication with people. This also means we are supportive of courageous, creative, unique, and unrefined ideas
- Encouraging an inviting, joyful, supportive, and safe school environment
- Pushing higher expectations and critical thinking skills for every member of the learning community
- Engaging everyone in active learning and taking the opportunity to share with others
- Advocating for every student. We will become personally familiar with our students
Omro Middle School offers innovative and motivational activities that are culturally accepted and personally relevant to our teens. We understand that participating in activities at school and the individual desire to keep active are two separate things. We feel strongly that students and adults should view the variety of unique activities as opportunities for enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and social interaction.
MESSAGE FROM OMRO HIGH SCHOOL
Omro High School is a community of engaged learners that fosters pride, respect, and accountability because we believe all students deserve a solid academic foundation and opportunities for growth.
This is our vision.
To align our actions with our conviction, all members of our high school are continuously striving to create an environment that embraces change and forward thinking. We believe in "all hands on deck." From our custodians to our teachers, it takes everyone to support learning and we hold each other accountable for these values.
At the academic level, our teachers are collaborating within departments and through grade levels to align curriculum to a more rigorous set of standards and targets. In partnership with the middle school, we have researched best practice in relation to grading, standards, and homework and are working to implement what is best for kids.
Because our Board and community supports our school, beginning next year, every student at the high school will have the opportunity to have his or her own Chromebook. Having this technological tool will even the socio-economic playing field for all students and will aid in the way students learn and process information.
In our school, all students are welcome. We believe the strength of our school lies in the differences within our student body. We know that differences mean we must think outside the four walls when it comes to how we educate each child. We are not where we want to be, but we are challenging each other to keep finding ways to reach every student entrusted in our care. When a student was asked why she likes coming to Omro High School, she stated, "I like the caring teachers and the school spirit."
She ended with, "I just love this school." Maybe that is the foundation of our vision: we love our school.
MESSAGE FROM DIRECTOR OF PUPIL SERVICES AND DIRECTOR OF CURRICULUM
We welcome you to our journey where we answer the questions:
What do our students really need to know?
How do we know that our students have learned it?
What do we do if our students haven't learned it?
What do we do for those students who may already know it?
During your visit to our schools, these ideas will be spotlighted by a variety of ways to support our student centered questions. Through your visit you will observe...
development of cultural and leadership skills.
improved curriculum development.
continuous assessment of students' progress toward learning targets.
meetings with Professional Learning Communities.
continuing student interventions and enrichment to support learning.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding special education please contact our Director of Pupil Services/Special Education, Ms. Jean Kubisiak, at 920-303-2316 ext. 606, email email@example.com.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding our curriculum please contact our Curriculum Coordinator, Mrs. Erin Calvin, at 920-303-2300 ext. 194, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MESSAGE FROM TECHOLOGY DIRECTOR|
Technology integration is a goal that we are working on. We have a wireless network so students, staff, and visitors have access anywhere in the district. We are encouraging our students to bring in and use their own devices. The integration of Google Apps for Education is integral in bringing technology into the classrooms and as a tool and resource for the teaching staff to encourage growth in student learning. If you have any questions or concerns regarding our technology please contact our Technology Director, Mr. Chad Gehrke, at 920-303-2300 x128, email email@example.com.
Our journey is a continuous process. Our strategic plan, that guides our journey, is found on our website at http://www.omro.k12.wi.us/strategicplan.cfm.
We have a collaborative leadership model that leads this journey. To learn more about our Executive Committee, please visit our website at http://www.omro.k12.wi.us/ec.cfm.
For additional information or should you have any questions please contact us at:
High School- 920-303-2300
Middle School- 920-303-2301
Elementary/Patch Schools- 920-303-2303
District Office- 920-303-2302