I hope this finds you well into enjoying summer vacation!
Since the last day of school, there have been a few announcements. Julie Nelson will become a full-time advanced learning facilitator at Westgate. For the last couple of years, Julie has been a part-time advanced learning facilitator/LMC teacher at OMS. We wish her well as a Westgate Wolverine! After 29 years at OMS, Mary Jansson decided to retire. Along with Sue Dunlop, she will be missed dearly! Please find a message from Mary below, as she said it best.
What a year it has been! It would be easy to focus on the construction and all that is to come but, in truth, this year was about the people. I continue to be amazed by our wonderful neighborhood school. Our community is almost 600 students strong and yet it feels like a home and family. The care and concern that everyone shows for each other is a significant element of what makes OMS so special. We are also grateful for the support of our neighbors and are always looking for ways to give back. Together with parents, families, teachers, staff, and administrators, we are a team focused on encouraging our students to explore their individual passions. We value both tradition and innovation. We may have some new walls next year but it is the individuals inside that create the quintessential learning environment for all of us. Thank you so much for being a part of it! I am humbled to be able to call OMS home for the last five years and look forward to many more years together.
Wishing you special moments with your children this summer!
As soon as students and teachers left the building, construction really took off! Crews finally broke through the wall between our commons and the new hallway to the gym. Walls came down between our gym and commons and a new entrance was created on the west side of the building. Everything is going well and continues to look good for an on-time completion. Drive by sometime to check out our progress!
Replacing part of the roof
Walls knocked down between the gym, kitchen & commons
New drainage under our parking lot
Old gym = New kitchen, lounge & storage
Fresh, new ventilation in the commons
New gym almost 100% complete. Game on!