2016 Report to the Community, January 17, 2017

5 p.m. Tuesday, January 17, 2017
at The Waters, 1393 Washington Ave., Oshkosh
Please join us for Oshkosh4Education’s Annual Report to the Community! O4E has continued its efforts to connect our public schools with the community as the Oshkosh Area School District has developed a new three-year strategic plan. O4E will update you on progress made and announce new initiatives to advance our public schools.
What: Oshkosh4Education Annual Report to the Community
When: 5 p.m. Tuesday, January 17, 2017
            5:30 to 6:15 program
            Light hors d’oevres, cash bar
Where: The Waters, 1393 Washington Ave., Oshkosh (map)
RSVP:Register online, or please call 920-426-3993 (Oshkosh Area Community Foundation)
This is a free event and open to the public.

OSHKOSH, WI — Oshkosh4Education invites the community to hear about progress being made in Oshkosh Area School District schools on Tuesday.

The public school advocacy and watchdog group will shine the light on how the community’s vision is being carried out through OASD’s strategic plan and other initiatives during its annual report to the community from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 17 at The Waters, 1393 Washington Ave. The event is free. Registration is requested and can be made online at www.OshkoshAreaCF.org.

O4E Education Commission Chair Beth Wyman says the event will provide a first look at results from year one of the current three-year OASD strategic plan.

“We are very pleased to see that the referendum dollars have made one-on-one technology possible for our middle and high school students,” Wyman says. “At the same time, we are aware of areas the district needs to make progress on.”

District and public communications remain an issue, but Wyman says the district recently completed a communications survey and is developing a plan to make improvements.

To that end, Oshkosh4Education has served an advocate by sharing information about student success in OASD schools through social media (facebook.com/Oshkosh4Education).

“We invite people to like and follow the O4E Facebook page to see the great things that our students are working on. We think it’s so important to make people aware of the good news that’s out there,” she says.

In addition to its annual report, O4E will announce a new collaborative project to improve OASD school facilities. It’s especially exciting, Wyman says, because the initiative will directly address issues brought to light by community focus groups lead by O4E last year.

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