Hello Parents, Students, and Community Members:
Our students are given many opportunities to explore. We strive to find quality programming, not only within our walls, but outside of school when possible. Please see the stories below as examples. We will always be looking for innovative ways to get students involved and inspired.
It's hard to believe we're just about 3/4 of the way through the school year. As the school year comes to a close, feel free to contact teachers, guidance or me with any questions. We want to help students have the best possible outcomes as we finish the year. Thanks for your support.
Tim Houseknecht, Principal
April 21 - STEPS Day of Service Click the link for more info. We're looking for as many students as possible to be involved in this great project.
April 23 - Save a Life Tour See link for company details. Students will have access to driving simulators during learning labs or lunches. The more knowledge we can get students about the vital skill of auto safety, the better.
May 2 - Funding the Future Show This is a program that's being brought to us free of charge. This is a unique way of getting students vital financial literacy knowledge. It starts with a rock show and ends with financial literacy! See the link for details.
Our extended day program has proven again this year that the ability to not only meet students' academic needs but to pique their interest and further their passion is the way to increase student participation in an after school program. We have been able to maintain several of our programs that tap into the student athlete population.
Partnerships with outside providers for unique opportunities have increased this year. We continued our STEM program with the Cornell Cooperative Extension and our Outdoor Adventures that hosted skiing this year. Additionally, we have added a horseback riding program with a community business.
Academic support has increased to more consistent availability with staff available four days a week since the start of the spring session. Participation numbers are higher than last year and we hope to see the continued upward trend with dedication and willing support of our staff to not only make themselves available, but to help share their own interest with our students.
New High School Courses for 18-19
Gardening: Mrs. Parsons will be moving to the high school for 9th and 11th grade English next year. With her move, she is adding a gardening course. Details of the course still need to be worked out, but it will fit in very nicely with our geographic area and surrounding agriculture industry.
Mr. Matt Barkee will be adding a food industry course. Students will learn skills like food preparation and restaurant management. We're very excited about our new courses, which will allow students great career related learning. Mr. Anderson has been recruiting students for these new and exciting courses.
Middle/High School Planning Calendar
With our Building Planner, we're making it easier to find out what's happening in the Middle and High Schools.
From the High School home page, click on the
Ovid Building Planner link under the Calendars title. You'll find the letter days, various events, and even fund raisers. I hope you find this useful.
Senior Dom Kio has been in the BOCES culinary arts program for the last two years. He recently served dinners, appetizers and desserts to local school officials at the BOCES budget meeting. Dom's dishes were delicious, and he has really enjoyed his time at BOCES. We appreciate Dom's hard work in the program.
Thanks to Mrs. Copp
As Mrs. Fran Copp's career comes to a close, we want to show our appreciation. She has had a great influence on many students, including Hannah Porter, picture here.