Due to field conditions the Regional Softball Games have been moved to Leavenworth High School, 3601 New Lawrence Road Leavenworth, KS 66048. The game times will hopefully be the same but with the changes please be courteous if there are any delays.
The alumni baseball game tonight has been cancelled.
Congratulations to the 2023-2024 Class Officers!
Graduation for Class of 2023 will be held in the high school gymnasium on Saturday May 13th.
The annual alumni baseball game will be held this coming Thursday May 11th at 6:00pm. There will also be a cookout during the game.
Oskaloosa Summer 2023 Driver Education Program $185 for In-District Students $250 for Out-of-District Students Classroom from May 30th - June 12th from 8:00am-12:00pm 2 week classroom session (10 Days) consisting of 40 classroom hours. Driving portion with start June 5th. Driving schedule will be determined during the classroom sessions. Driving portion is competency based. The student have certain skills they must demonstrate before they pass. Must be 14 by May 30th to take the class. Sign Ups in the high school office.
Join our 4th-grade classes as they present their Famous Kansans Wax Museum. They have been working hard on researching, writing, and memorizing their speech about their Famous Kansan. Maps will be available in each building to tell where each Famous Kansan will be.
Oskaloosa High School will be hosting the Celebrate Success Assembly on Friday, April 28th at 11:00 a.m in the High School Gym. This assembly is an opportunity to highlight the successes of our seniors and celebrate their future plans. Parents and families are invited and encouraged to attend.
There will be parent meetings for enrollment in the upcoming weeks. Please meet in the MPR. 4/19 from 6:30-8:30 for Current 9-11th Graders 4/26 from 6:00-8:00 for Current 7-8th Graders 5/5 from 6:00-8:00 for Current 6th Graders
Elementary Yearbooks are now available. They are $15 each and checks can be made out to USD 341. Contact the OES for more information.
Enrollment Information for Fall 2023-2024 School Year Oskaloosa Elementary School VIP (Very Important Preschool) Program This is a FREE half-day, M-F academic preschool program which includes lunch and transportation. This program is for children 4 years of age on or before August 31, 2023. Qualified families will be placed first into the program. Additional applications will be placed on a first come, first serve basis. It is important to turn in your application as soon as possible. Enrollment packets will be available beginning March 31, 2023 at 8:00 a.m. at the Oskaloosa Elementary School Office. For questions, contact Cindy Glenn, District Registrar at 785-863-2539 x-129.
Softball and Baseball games for tonight, 3/23, have been cancelled. No make up date has been set.
Parent teacher conferences are Tuesday, March 7th from 4:30-8:00 and Thursday, March 9th from 4:30-7:30. Elementary School: You can sign up for a time with your students teacher by contacting the office at (785)863-2254. Junior Senior High School: OJSHS teachers will be located in the HS gym on a walk in basis. The gym doors will be open for entry. If you have any questions please contact your students respective offices.
Congratulations to Joey New for winning the Professional Kennel Club's state youth championship!
Spring Sports Meeting has been moved from February 27th to March 6th at 6:30 in the high school gym. If you have any questions please contact email@example.com.
MEDIA RELEASE Daniel Wessel will be interviewing for the position of superintendent with the board of education on Wednesday January 25th, 2023. Daniel Wessel is the third of a select group of candidates that the USD 341 Oskaloosa board of education will be interviewing. Candidates were selected for interviews based on their fit with desired characteristics that were developed with input from focus groups and an online community survey utilized during the search process. Daniel Wessel is currently serving as superintendent at USD 469 Lansing. He is in his 4th year in this position. He has spent the majority of his career at Lansing in various leadership roles, including 8 years as the assistant superintendent. The USD 341 board of education asks staff and community to attend a meet and greet from 3:30 to 4:30 in the MPR.
MEDIA RELEASE Laura Batson will be interviewing for the position of superintendent with the board of education on Wednesday January 25th, 2023. Laura Batson is the second of a select group of candidates that the USD 341 Oskaloosa board of education will be interviewing. Candidates were selected for interviews based on their fit with desired characteristics that were developed with input from focus groups and an online community survey utilized during the search process. Laura Batson is currently serving as the Director of Teaching at USD 453 Leavenworth. She is in her 6th year in this position. She has spent the majority of her tenure with USD 453 in various leadership roles. The USD 341 board of education asks staff and community to attend a meet and greet from 3:30 to 4:30 in the MPR.
MEDIA RELEASE Bob Davies will be interviewing for the position of superintendent with the board of education on Tuesday January 24th, 2023. Bob Davies is the first of a select group of candidates that the USD 341 Oskaloosa board of education will be interviewing. Candidates were selected for interviews based on their fit with desired characteristics that were developed with input from focus groups and an online community survey utilized during the search process. Bob Davies is currently serving as the Superintendent for USD 336 Holton. He is in his 6th year in that position. Previously, Davies served as a Superintendent for 10 years at USD 347 Kinsley and Principal for 5 years at USD 338 Valley Falls. The USD 341 board of education asks staff and community to attend a meet and greet from 3:30 to 4:30 in the MPR.
January Board Review The Board elected Dakota Davis as President and Jana Farmer as Vice President for the calendar year 2023 and set the monthly meeting for the SECOND Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Boardroom. There were no Public Communications. Superintendent's Report The Superintendent provided the Board with a list of Frequently Asked Questions concerning Special Education funding as this will be a common topic with the Legislature during the current session. Boone Heston was appointed to represent the Board on the district calendar committee. Board members were reminded about Donuts for Dads this Friday at 7:30. The Superintendent reported on meeting with the BoardDocs company to investigate the possibility of purchasing a Board meeting software that will increase transparency and organize Board meetings. Discussion Items The Board heard a report from Recreation Committee member Ken Newell. The Commission is working on combining youth sports under one umbrella. The Board heard the annual district financial audit. It was a clean audit. The Superintendent provided a first reading of a proposed Narcan policy. Board member Jana Farmer reported on the Keystone monthly meeting. The Superintendent gave a budget report showing that with 50% of the year completed there is 60% general fund money still available and 89% LOB money available. These are the two main budget items that fund the district. Action Items The Board accepted the audit results. The Board approved KASB yearly policy updates. The Board approved Strategic Goals for USD 341. Resignations approved - Kelly Garrison Employment contracts approved - Cooper Thurston - Long Term Sub Emergency Subs - Aaron Whaley, Nick Courtney, Teacher Aide -Jamilee Grammer, Food Service part time - Carolyn King, Interim Athletic Director - Scott Whaley The Board adjourned at 8:27 Next meeting February 13, 2023 7:00 p.m.
Oskaloosa Public Schools is hiring! Apply at usd341.org or contact 1-785-863-2539 for more information.