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Oelwein District and Curriculum
The students at Oelwein Community School District are instructed according to the standards and objectives of the Iowa Core Curriculum. The Iowa Core provides clear and consistent standards in Literacy, Math, Science, Social Studies, and 21st Century Skills and sets grade-level expectations in each of these areas. All content areas are supported by the special education services to ensure that every student is able to achieve the standards. Additional learning opportunities such as Advanced Placement Courses, Gifted and Talented programming, and the U.S. Senate Youth Program are also available to Iowan students.
We currently cover the following Oelwein-area school district: Oelwein Community School District.
Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Oelwein District Curriculum
The district’s instructional coaches have created a blog that displays all of the interesting activities teachers are incorporating in their classrooms. For example, the students in one third grade classroom played Human Sight Word Candyland. The floor acts as a game board with sets of sight words, with the goal being for every student to move to the end of the board by the conclusion of the school year; an interactive bulletin board displays the students’ progress. Oelwein High School has put together a curriculum guide that describes each course.
Beyond core academic courses, high school students may also take courses in the fine arts, career development, financial literacy, and health education all of which are designed not only introduce students to these subjects but also to prepare them for post-secondary life in these areas. In the 8th grade, all Iowan schools have students complete an 8th Grade Plan that serves as a guide for their goals in high school and after graduation. Throughout high school, students work in conjunction with their counselor and this plan, and tailor it to new interests and goals.
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Keeping Informed: Recent Oelwein Center Educational News
- Teacher Credits Students, Project for Saving Her Life - Two Oelwein eighth graders’ science fair project involved them taking people’s blood pressure. When their math teacher volunteered to have her blood pressure taken, she was shocked to see her number was a sky-high 196/110—considered a hypertensive crisis requiring emergency medical care by the American Heart Association. The teacher is now on medication to control her high blood pressure and credits the two students—and their data—for saving her life.
- Oelwein Marching Band Takes Honors at Competition - The Oelwein High Band competed at the Bands Across the Prairie competition, where it earned First Place in class 2A as well as Best Drumline and Best Color Guard. The six judges focused on criteria such as musical contribution from person to person, marching technique, overall music effect, and percussion contribution.
- Students Spend Their Weekend Giving Back - Jessie Dinsdale’s Industrial Tech students spent their weekend helping an Oelwein family by building a wheelchair ramp that was needed for their young child. The project not only helped the students give back to their community but also was connected to what they were learning in their Industrial Tech class.
Oelwein Tutors Can Help Your Student Succeed
SchoolTutoring Academy works with young learners and students, all the way up through high school. We offer Pre-K and Kindergarten Tutoring as well as Elementary School Tutoring to build a strong learning foundation early on. We also offer comprehensive tutoring across all school subjects.
Chalk Talk: Children’s Literature Spotlight: An Illustration Can Tell 1,000 Words
Of course, words in books can make a great impact, but wordless books that are filled with illustrations can often be just as effective. Changes, Changes tells the story of a wooden couple who lives in a house made of building blocks. However, it catches on fire, so they have to transform the house into a fire truck and subsequently a boat because of all of the water from the hose. In The Lion & the Mouse, in which the only words are animal sounds, the lion is about to eat a mouse that disturbs his sleep but decides to release him. When the lion gets caught in a net, mice return the favor by chewing through the net and saving the lion, showing that what goes around comes around. Finally, Barbara Lehman illustrates great books sans words. In Rainstorm, a boy is bored on a rainy day, but he finds a key that leads him to a magical place.