OPEN HOUSE - August 30, 2018
1:00pm - 2:00pm - Kindergarten
2:00pm - 3:30pm - Grades 1-5
OTTERS STILL LEARNING OVER THE SUMMER
Educational Websites - The following websites are resources for educational content. There may be advertisements on the websites listed. Oakville E.S. does not control the content or advertisements on the following websites—you are the best judge of content that is or is not appropriate for your child.
Leonardtown Middle School Summer Reading Website - SMCPS does not require students to complete Summer Reading projects. However, research shows that students who read readily and regularly over the summer are more successful when they return to school after the summer break. Using the this website, students can choose projects to complete once they finish reading a book.
St. Mary's County Public Library Summer Programs - This year’s theme is ‘Libraries ROCK!’ Babies, kids, teens and adults are all encouraged to participate starting on June 18 and finishing August 25. All programs are available online, through an easy-to-use app for mobile devices, or a paper option. All ages are welcome and can participate to earn prizes by completing fun reading activities. Completing the program will enter you to win amazing End-of-Summer drawings! Babies, kids and teens get to pick a free book when they sign up, and everyone can earn a free t-shirt (or a mug for adults) by completing the first challenge. Sign up at stmalib.beanstack.org today!
WELCOME TO OAKVILLE
Oakville Elementary School is a small community school of 265 students located in the central portion of St. Mary’s County. The majority of our students come to school ready for their day and ready to learn. During the 2016-2017 school year student attendance was 95%. Demographics for the 2017-2018 school year identify a minority population of 34%, a FARMS population of 33%, and a special education population of 11%. Cultural differences and differences in behavioral expectations are present amongst our children from varying socio-economic backgrounds. We maintain around a 13.5% mobility rate. Many of our children have attended Oakville sense they began school. Because of this, we have been able to develop a true since of community and a strong knowledge of our students and their families.
Student academic progress is closely monitored by analyzing a variety of data, beginning with classroom, county and state level assessments. Instructional remediation and enrichment programs are determined and implemented based on this data. Highlights from the 2016-2017 school year include double digit growth on the PARCC assessments in both math and reading in grades 3 and 4.
During the 2016-2017 school year, Oakville Elementary was recognized for our excellent knowledge of character education and received the Maryland Center for Character Education at Stevenson University "2016 - 2017 School of the Year" award. Building on this strength, Oakville Elementary will be implementing the Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) as a school-wide initiative. As a staff, we have committed to overall school-wide behavior expectations. Our school rules fall under the umbrella of “PAWS”: Positive Attitude, Act Responsibly, Work Hard, and Safety First. These expectations were developed collaboratively by the staff to be specific to the various school settings providing consistency throughout the building and from year to year.
The Oakville staff, parents and community work collaboratively to provide a warm, nurturing environment for our children. As a community, we share a sense of pride in our school and a common mission to create the best educational experience possible for our students.
Due to the capacity of our buses and for the safety of our children bus passes will be limited to emergency situations. Your child is expected to ride the same bus every day, with the exception of bus passes approved by the Oakville Administration.
New Volunteers - the application and registration process is being done online using the link below. If you have submitted a paper application, you do not need to do it again. Please see our website for the link to the online application. https://bib.com/SecureVolunteer/St-Marys-County-Public-Schools/
All volunteers are required to attend a training session. If you have attended a training session in the past, you do not need to do it again. Feel free to call the school if you are unsure if you have attended the required training.