Monday, February 8, 2016

Student Leaders at Oak Grove School

The Oak Grove Student Leadership Council is a group of a sixteen 5th and 6th grade students. Their goal "is to organize activities that bring Oak Grove students together, build school spirit and create a safe and friendly school for everybody."  They hope to "make a difference" both in school and in our local community. 

Our Student Leaders do all sorts of things to support the guiding principles: they create skits for all school sing, organize spirit weeks and help the younger children at school wide events.  A favorite activity is when our Student Leaders read-a-loud in the younger grades.

Most recently the Student Leadership Council held a bake sale and raised over $200 for the benefit of Morningside Shelter.  Next month they aim to make "Welcome to Spring" cards for the residents at Thompson House.  They are an ambitious, dedicated and inspiring group of kids!

Monday, October 5, 2015


Parent-Teacher Conference Checklist*

Parent-Teacher Conferences are coming up in a few weeks.  Life can often be so busy that parents barely have a moment to think about their child’s conference before it happens.  The following checklist can be helpful and is meant as a resource for your next conference.

Before the Conference:
·      Find a meeting time that's convenient so you won't feel rushed or distracted.
·      Ask your child if there's anything s/he wants you to discuss with their teacher or anything s/he wants you to know beforehand. This will help you focus your questions to the teacher. Plus, you can talk to the teacher about what’s on your child’s mind. Help your child understand the positive focus of the meeting so they don't become overly worried about it.

At the Conference: Questions to Consider
·      What information and skills will my child learn this year?
·      How do you handle different learning abilities and styles?
·      What seem to be my child’s favorite subjects? His/her strengths and weaknesses?
·      Does my child participate in class? How’s their overall attitude?
·      How are classes structured? Is my child assigned to any groups? How is the group determined?
·      Are report cards based on tests, attendance, homework, portfolios, discussion, or another means? If  my child falls behind, how will you handle it? How will I know?
·      How does my child get along with other students in the classroom? Can you tell me about their social group?
·      What kind of support should I be giving her/him at home? How can I learn about homework assignments?
·      Have you noticed any worrisome behavior?
·      If there's a problem: Ask when, where, and what's happening and how can it be fixed?

After the Conference: Follow Up
·      Tell your child about the conference and explain (if appropriate) what was discussed.
·      If there was a problem discussed, keep in touch with the teacher regularly so you can check in on your child's progress.

Kathryn Mason and Lauren Henry are available to join you 
in the parent/teacher conferences if you would like.  
Just let them know:  802-254-4678 802-254-3740


Sunday, September 13, 2015


Dear Oak Grove Students,

I believe in you.
I trust in you.
I care for you.
You matter.
You are important.
You can be who you aspire to be.

You are the reason I am here.

Kathryn Mason
Your School Counselor

Saturday, June 13, 2015


"Give to the world the best you have, and the best will come back to you."

-Madeline Bridges

Thursday, March 5, 2015


For Valentine's Day, Student Council members made cards for all 65 Thompson House residents. The students met Oak Grove alumni, heard tales about riding horses to school and learned about the early days of downhill skiing.  

Vera, 103 years old

Mrs. Diaz and Oak Grove students with Nancy, an Oak Grove alumnus, class of 1943.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Great Read!

This is a great article from the Huffington Post, for parents or educators working with children who suffer from anxiety. Click Here to view article.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

An Important Message from the Leadership Team:

Take a stand and help out!

  •  Greet any student that’s been left out or bullied, by name.  Say Hi to them in the hall, on the bus, at lunch and recess. 
  • If someone is being teased or bullied, call them over and help get them out of the situation.  Include them.  Stick together.
  • Tell the student your sorry about what’s been happening to them. 
  • Tell an adult.

The Leadership Team:  
Jonah Bingham 
Nick Bingham
Amelia Harrison 
Lydia Hazzard-Leal 
Wyatt Rosinski
David Scott 
Kyara Shea