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Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce Teacher of the Month Sarah Broughton

OIS 5th Grade Team "The Wildcats" at the Tomball Book Tournament

OIS DI Team

OIS DI Team

Veterans Day 5th Grade Forum

Red Ribbon Week - Future is Bright

Veterans Day 2017 - Boy Scouts Posting the Colors

Rodeo Art - 2018

Rodeo Art - 2018

Campus Spotlight

Oakcrest Intermediate has once again been recognized as a Great Expectations MODEL school!  The Oakcrest Intermediate staff was able to open the building in August 2015 and pilot GE for Tomball ISD at the intermediate level.  At the end of our first school year, OIS was recognized as a GE Progressive School, something that less than 5% of first year GE schools earn.  At the conclusion of the 2016-17 year we were recognized as a GE MODEL school for the first time, which is extremely prestigious for a second-year school.  We were certainly thrilled to receive that high honor once again for the 2017-18 school year.  The impact of GE on campus has been profound, as evidenced by the positive attitudes of students and staff, as well as the extremely low number of student disciplinary incidences.  The MODEL school rating (the highest given to GE schools) means that at least 90% of the staff are implementing 100% of the 17 Teaching Practices daily. 
 
An integral part of the culture of our campus is the Great Expectations model that promotes a Culture of Respect and Academic Excellence.  This program pairs well with the Oakcrest Motto: “Cultivating Character … Elevating Education.”  Teachers and students strive to practice the 8 Expectations for Living daily and learn to integrate the 36 Life Principles promoted by Great Expectations.  GE also endorses 17 Teaching practices that promote critical thinking, speaking in complete sentences, display and celebration of student work, mutual respect, relevant connections between the curriculum and real life, enriched vocabulary, interpersonal communication, and other positive elements to advance student achievement through continuous instructional improvement.  

Many parents have visited OIS during "Call to Excellence" when their child’s homeroom class was leading this daily student-led assembly.  Each week a different Life Principle is defined and explored, with the class creating a Showcase on Friday that further highlights the Life Principle of the week in real-life terms and actions.  We encourage parents to come visit any day, but especially on Fridays when their child’s homeroom class is presenting the Showcase.  We also incorporate the 8 Expectations for Living into the CTE daily and have asked students to write and speak about which Expectations mean the most to them now and for their future. 

“Great Expectations has been the most rewarding and transformational program I have experienced in my 20-year career.  However, it is so much more than just a “program” as the 8 Expectations for Living and GE Life Principles impact our stakeholders while on campus and extend beyond the walls of our building.  The effects of our progress will quite literally be felt for generations.  The profound influence of GE on our staff, students and parents is immeasurable and extraordinary.”  Dr. Lee Wright, Principal - OIS
 
If you want to learn more about GE, please schedule a visit to OIS, come to the daily Call to Excellence, or read about GE at www.greatexpectations.org. Thank you for your continued support of OIS and the GE program on campus.
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Superintendent's Shining Stars

Superintendent's Shining Stars

Superintendent’s Shining Stars is an educator recognition program designed to celebrate campus educators who approach teaching and learning creatively. The winners of the Superintendent's Shining Stars have been announced!

OIS 2018-2019 School Supply Packs Now on Sale

Save time and money by ordering your child's school supplies online. Avoid shopping hassles. No crowds, no traffic, and no guesswork. Click on the headline and use code OAK327 to get started. Last day to order is June 24th. (Later orders will be accepted until July 15th, but will be subject to substitutions.)

TISD Summer Camps June 11-15

TISD is offering several summer camp opportunities. Writing Camp for grades 3-8, Camp Epic Adventure for grades K-6, and Summer Coding Camp for grades 3-5. All camps will be at Tomball Intermediate School, June 11-15. Tuition is required for all summer camps and space is limited. Enroll today! Click on headline for link to registration page.

OIS EcoRise Video

Discover Project Based Learning and the impact it has on the Oakcrest campus! Last year's sixth graders designed and built our school garden during the geometry unit in their math classes. Click on the headline to watch the video and learn more about PBL and upcoming campus projects!

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Calendar

OIS Career Day
Date: 5/21/2018, 1 PM 2:45 PM
Location: OIS
OIS Band Spring Concert
Date: 5/21/2018, 6:50 PM 7:20 PM
Location: TMHS
OIS 6th Grade Choir Pop Show
Date: 5/22/2018, 6:30 PM 7 PM
Location: Cafe
OIS Volunteer Luncheon
Date: 5/23/2018, 11 AM 12:30 PM
Location: Library
OIS Orchestra Spring Concert
Date: 5/24/2018, 6 PM 6:30 PM
Location: TMHS