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Oshtemo Township District and Curriculum

Oshtemo Township, Michigan students attend school in one of three districts that include Kalamazoo Public Schools, Mattawan Consolidated School District, and Ostego Public Schools. The largest of these districts is Kalamazoo Public Schools whose facilities include seventeen elementary schools, four middle schools, three high schools, and one Math and Science Center. The curriculum in all three districts is based on the standards of the national Common Core initiative as well as the state’s own goals and benchmarks.

We currently cover the following Oshtemo Township-area school districts: Kalamazoo Public Schools, Mattawan Consolidated School District, and Ostego Public Schools.

Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Oshtemo Township District Curriculum

The Mathematics curriculum in elementary school is intended to give students a strong foundation in the basic skills of the subject. Students will first learn to count forwards, backwards, and by twos, fives, and tens. They will then move on to the basic operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. By the end of elementary school, students should be able to perform all four operations with multi-digit numbers. Students will also learn place value to the hundred thousands place and will be required to write numbers in standard and word form.

The high school Mathematics curriculum is more complex and specific to each subject than what students experienced in elementary school. Courses in high school can include Algebra, Trigonometry, Calculus, Statistics, and Geometry. There are also different difficulties of each course available. For example, students can choose to take Advanced Placement versions if they perform well in the subject or remedial versions if they have difficulty.

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Keeping Informed: Recent Oshtemo Township Educational News

  • Students Mentor Students - Loy Norrix High School has started a new mentoring group for its incoming freshmen. The Link Crew is a group of juniors and seniors who promote the positive attributes of their school to the new students. The goal of the program is to help freshmen acclimate to their new larger and more diverse surroundings.
  • Public Library Partners with School - The Kalamazoo Public Schools has partnered with the Kalamazoo Public Libraries to promote literacy for all students. First graders throughout the school system will receive a library card and take several field trips to the library to check out books. The program also involves having the librarians visit schools to do interactive lessons.
  • Students Give Back - Kalamazoo Central High School recently put on the yearly “Stuff the Bus” food drive. Students collected 4,000 pounds of food in one day despite snowy conditions. The food drive benefited a local food bank that helps feed families in the Kalamazoo area.

Oshtemo Township 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: Summer Science Fun

Keeping students engaged in learning over the summer can be a difficult task. However, the summer season happens to be a great time to explore some scientific theories. With the temperatures rising in the summer, it is a good time to let younger students experiment with the heat and how it affects certain materials. This can be as simple as taking some ice, chocolate, water, and other objects out into the sun and observing them over a period of time to see how they react to the heat of the sun. Another fun idea is to explore Oceanography topics by visiting a local beach to discover the animals and plants of the habitat. To add to the fun, take along a camera to take pictures of interesting finds that you can later research online. Older students can test the laws of physics by going to an amusement park and riding the large roller coasters. It’s always interesting to see how those laws are used in creating rides to make sure they are safe.