Friday, May 22, 2015

OSHKOSH AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT CONDUCTS FIRST PARENT INFORMATIONAL MEETING ON THE “LEARNING WITHOUT LIMITS” 1 TO 1 INITIATIVE


The Oshkosh Area School District will be inviting parents of students who will be in grades 9 through 12 for the 15-16 school year to participate in a parent information night. The focus of this evening will be to provide parents with updated information and answer questions about the district “Learning without Limits” initiative. This initiative, approved by voters in April 2014, will provide students in grades 9-12 with inexpensive, yet powerful, Chromebooks. These devices will provide students with access to important information and give them the ability to participate in 21st century learning activities.
The meeting will be held in the Alberta Kimball Auditorium and start at 6pm on Wednesday, June 3, 2015. Dr. David Gundlach, Deputy Superintendent and some of the district technology integration coaches will be presenting on the following items:

Learning without Limits Presentation
• Welcome by Oshkosh West and North Principals
• Alignment with community and board focus
• Why this project is so important for student success
• How the district has prepared for this
• Parent/Student Handbook overview
• FAQ's

For those parents who cannot attend this meeting a second opportunity will be provided in August and announced in the near future.

The Oshkosh Area Humane Society visits Eye on Oshkosh

The latest episode of Eye on Oshkosh is now online. Check it out as host Cheryl Hentz talks with Joni Geiger and Cheryl Rosenthal from the Oshkosh Area Humane Society to discuss animal welfare issues and a new program they've recently started called "Live to Play." The entire hour-long show can be seen here: http://youtu.be/IvqXj9bGf8E

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Oshkosh Area Humane Society to celebrate Adopter Appreciation Day on May 23

The Oshkosh Area Humane Society is inviting members of the community to celebrate the joys of pet adoption this Saturday, May 23, from 10 am to 3 pm.

There will be cake, refreshments, the ever-popular OAHS Crafters gift table and raffles for a deluxe cat tree, an amazing cat-lovers jewelry set and a $100 gift certificate from See Spot Run on 21! Raffle tickets are just $1 each or six for $5, and can be purchased at OAHS anytime between now and when the winners are drawn at 2:45 pm on May 23. And bonus, you need not be present to win!

All adopters who bring in a picture of their pet(s) for display on the shelter's adoption board will received a special gift. If you can't make this special event, you're still invited to email pictures and updates on your adopted pets to Jennifer@oahs.org.

OAHS thanks all who have saved lives through adoption. They hope to see as many adopters as possible this Saturday for Adopter Appreciation Day.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Oshkosh school superintendent pays a special visit to Eye on Oshkosh

The latest episode of Eye on Oshkosh is now on You Tube. Guests include Stan Mack II, the superintendent of the Oshkosh Area School District and Lee Sosnoski, organizer of Freedom Summer Comes Home 2 Unity Festival. https://youtu.be/pLwKkUuSvLA 

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Greater Oshkosh Economic Development Corporation visits Eye on Oshkosh

The most recent episode of Eye on Oshkosh is now online. Watch my discussion about economic development with people from GO-EDC. https://youtu.be/QBLZszLxVgY

Friday, April 10, 2015

Eye on Oshkosh proud to host Mike McCabe

The latest episode of Eye on Oshkosh is now online. Check it out to see guest host Tony Palmeri and I have an in-depth conversation with Mike McCabe, a leading Wisconsin whistleblower and former executive director of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. https://youtu.be/tNompUHkaHM.

A very special thank you to Tony Palmeri for setting this up and to Mike for driving up from Madison.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Eye on Oshkosh wraps up candidate interviews for the spring 2015 election

The final two candidates for the Oshkosh Area School District's Board of Education were interviewed on 3-19-15 by me and my guest co-host, Miles Maguire. You can watch the interview here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RM02h0sl1CQ&feature=em-upload_owner#action=share

Candidates Allison Garner (incumbent) and newcomer Kelly Olmsted shared their ideas about how to pare down the budget in the face of a $4.7 million budget shortfall. They also discuss their thoughts on recruiting more students into the district and how to get more parents involved with their children's education.

The election is on Tuesday, April 7, 2015. Please remember to go vote, or vote early either in person at City Hall, or by absentee ballot. And remember, just because you CAN vote for three people for Oshkosh Common Council or the school board, DOESN'T MEAN YOU MUST. Instead, vote only for those you think are qualified, or have otherwise demonstrated themselves worthy of having your vote.