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Congratulations to Haley Galyean for being named as Conoco Phillips Math Teacher of the Month

Congratulations to OIS A+ Teachers Mr. Pena and Mrs. Galyean

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 is a Great Expectations MODEL school!  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 of the Great Expectations program.  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, and other positive elements to advance student achievement through continuous instructional improvement. 

Many parents have visited OIS when their child’s homeroom class was leading our daily student-led assembly, "Call to Excellence" (7:45 am daily).  Each week a different Life Principle is defined, 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 about which Expectations mean the most to them now and for their future.

The impact of this program 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 Oakcrest Intermediate staff was able to open the building in August 2015  and pilot GE for Tomball ISD at the intermediate level.  OIS earned a GE Progressive status for 2015-16, a rating that less than 5% of first year GE schools achieve!  During the 2016-17 school year, OIS earned a MODEL school distinction in only our second year as a campus.  The MODEL school rating (the highest given to GE schools) means that 90% of the staff is implementing 100% of the 17 classroom practices daily. 
 
“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.

In The News

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.

Sports Physicals

For the safety and protection of our student-athletes, the UIL and Tomball ISD require all students participating in UIL activities in grades 7-12 complete the Pre-Athletic Participation Packet every year. Click to learn more.

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.)

OIS Career Exploration Day

OIS will be hosting it's 3rd Annual Career Exploration Day on Monday, May 21, 2018, from 1:00 - 3:00 pm. Career Exploration Day creates a critical link between the classroom and workplace by allowing students to explore various career options. This event cannot be a success without parent volunteers. If you would like to share your career with our students, click on headline for the link to complete the form.

Tomball Book Tournament - Update

Winners of the first Tomball Book Tournament held on March 20th at Northpointe Intermediate. Below are the Elementary winners from the March 22nd competition at Willow Creek Elementary.

Implementing Project-Based Learning

EcoRise Partners with TISD to Implement Project-Based Learning. Professional development and curriculum provider, EcoRise, hosts three-year program
to teach sustainability through real-world project-based program.

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Calendar

TISD Fine Arts Festival
Date: 4/28/2018, 9 AM 3 PM
OIS Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night
Date: 5/3/2018, 5:30 PM 7:30 PM
Location: Jones & 249
OIS Teacher Appreciation Week
Date: 5/7/2018
OIS Teacher Appreciation Week
Date: 5/8/2018
OIS BOGO Book Fair
Date: 5/8/2018, 8:30 AM 3 PM
Location: Library