Using the Oshkosh4Education Community Agreement as a guide, goals and measurements of success have been developed as part of the OASD Strategic Plan, and are monitored and evaluated by the O4E Education Commission. Each fall, we report on the status of those goals and measurements in our Annual Report to the Community.
This Community Agreement seeks to ensure Oshkosh residents are engaged in the movement to reconnect the public school system with the community’s vision, and strive for excellence through goals and outcomes developed through the Oshkosh Area School District’s strategic plan.
O4E Education Commission
The Education Commission is charged with the evaluation of measureable goals and monitoring progress in the development and implementation of the Oshkosh Area School District’s Strategic Plan. They also serve as a voice for the community and an advocate for our students, faculty and staff.
Throughout the Oshkosh Area School District there are COUNTLESS stories that demonstrate the amazing work of our teachers, our administrators, our staff and our students. The passion cannot be measured. The success cannot be contained. Oshkosh4Education would like to be a part of telling as many of these stories as we can.
For the first time ever, residents of Oshkosh came together in 2013 to create a shared vision for our community’s children, for the value of education, for investment into our economy and for growing as a community. Oshkosh4Education provided the vehicle to collect our individual viewpoints and to build consensus about our schools, and, ultimately a better quality of life to be had by all who work, live and play in the city of Oshkosh. With a Community Agreement in hand, Oshkosh4Education formed the Education Commission. This 27-member volunteer panel of business, community and OASD representatives monitors and analyzes progress made on educational goals. A new story is unfolding in Oshkosh and its public schools. Through community partnerships and communications, Oshkosh4Education is working to advance excellence in our public schools and demonstrate why Oshkosh is a district of choice.
See examples of how the community’s vision is bringing positive results in public schools. Click on Stories from our Schools for Good News Reports, Videos, Articles, and more!
How are we doing? View the 2015 Annual Report to the Community to see the progress made in Oshkosh’s public schools.
Mark Stanga knew he wanted to be involved in the GM automotive program. His teacher, Mark Boushele saw that he had skills, behavior, and knowledge-base to be a candidate for youth apprenticeship. Mr. Boushele referred Mark to GM Bergstrom. Through Mark’s classes, he learned the basic service information including maintenance and repairs to vehicles, had[…]
We are fortunate that through the successful referendum, OASD is able to offer all students equity in technology; which is responsive and relevant to the needs of our students. One such example took place for Kathryn Drayna. You see Kathryn is a student at Oshkosh North who has been taking French since her freshman year.[…]
Communities at Oshkosh North student Danielle Shay developed an instant bond with WWII veteran Ralph Reichenberger during a class project. Ralph opened up to Danielle about his experiences traveling oversees in the Philippians and Australia, and Danielle was able to make meaningful connections with all she had researched, read, and studied. Danielle learned about the war but even greater, she created a relationship that enriched her life
In January 2013, Oshkosh4Education hosted 50 Community Listening Sessions, with more than 590 people participating. This was followed by a community-wide survey that included 1,075 participants. This input directly developed five priorities for excellence in Oshkosh’s public schools. PRIORITY NO. 2 aims to move beyond the silos of “differing agendas and sides” to make decisions[…]
In April 2013, a strategic planning consultant led a panel of community and OASD members in a strategic planning session to develop measurable goals and action steps for the five priorities developed through the community-wide visioning. PRIORITY NO. 3 aims to communicate at all levels within the school district to parents, students and outside stakeholders.
The goals and action steps of the 5 priorities which were adopted by the Board of Education in its strategic plan will propel the OASD toward excellence in both the short- and long-term. An education commission will ensure the continued progress on the plan. PRIORITY NO. 4 aims to create an environment at each school[…]
During summer 2013, an education commission will be formed and will be charged with directing the development, implementation and evaluation of the OASD’s strategic plan. This watchdog group will ensure the continued progress on the strategic plan. PRIORITY NO. 5 recognizes students need real world skills including “soft skills,” critical thinking, social skills, global awareness,[…]