Oberlin Community Services Notices

posted Apr 17, 2018, 10:07 AM by Steve Nielsen   [ updated Apr 17, 2018, 10:08 AM ]

Oberlin Community Services Notices

OHS Personal Project Fair 2018

posted Apr 13, 2018, 8:21 AM by Steve Nielsen   [ updated Apr 13, 2018, 8:23 AM ]

OHS Personal Project Fair 2018

You are all invited on Thursday, April 19, 2018 to the Oberlin Public Library from 6pm-8pm to celebrate our MYP students at the Personal Project Fair

SchoolMessenger Text Message Opt-in

posted Apr 13, 2018, 5:50 AM by Steve Nielsen   [ updated Apr 13, 2018, 5:52 AM ]

SchoolMessenger Text Message Opt-In

At approximately 4:30 pm on 4/13, any phone number associated with a student attending the Oberlin City Schools will receive a text message from SchoolMessenger asking you to opt-in to receiving notifications from the schools through text messaging.  

The district's former notification service was purchased by SchoolMessenger and our migration to their service requires parents/guardians and staff members to opt-in if they wish to receive notifications through text messaging.  

Prospect Receives Endowment Grant

posted Apr 6, 2018, 6:21 AM by Steve Nielsen   [ updated Apr 6, 2018, 6:21 AM ]

Prospect Receives Endowment Grant

Prospect Elementary, located in Oberlin, has recently been given a generous grant by The Oberlin City School’s Endowment Board to provide students and teachers with an additional Leveled Literacy Intervention System kit that targets grades 2-5. This kit builds reading skills including accuracy, fluency, and comprehension and gives all teachers the curriculum and materials that support students’ progress in targeted intervention and leveled literacy groups.

The Fountas & Pinnell Leveled Literacy Intervention System (LLI) is a small-group, supplementary intervention designed for children who find reading and writing difficult. LLI is designed to bring children quickly up to grade-level competency. After LLI lessons, students can choose from our Guided Reading Library in order to build their reading stamina when reading independently. These books are picked by the students themselves, giving them lots of choices which becomes a motivator to increase their reading levels. Currently, there is an adequate collection of books that range up to level T of the guided reading levels. 

Without this grant, there would be limited funding to purchase part of the set. This resource benefits all students at Prospect Elementary, and allow everyone access to tools to further develop their reading fluency and comprehension. With more materials, we can increase our implementation of the LLI program. The LLI Program is utilized from Eastwood Elementary to Prospect Elementary and then over to Langston Middle School. Student scores on the statewide AIR tests are predicted to be positively affected providing an impact on the district's report card. By using the Fountas and Pinnell LLI materials, our students will have the tools needed to begin building the foundational skills to pass the test. They will also develop their reading abilities, therefore boosting their confidence.

The impact on our students is huge because along with the growth in ELA/Reading, we see growth in their understanding of Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science. By purchasing this additional LLI set, students will have increased access to appropriate books that can be taken home to read and to finish for classwork/homework. These books can be used to practice a student’s fluency with their parents at either their Instructional or Independent reading levels. This will encourages positive reading traits at home and allows the level to be within the students’ grasp so they don’t become frustrated at home when practicing. 

The primary form of communication found around the world is the use of letters, symbols, and numbers or “decoding” skills. We believe that if our students are unable to master basic reading skills in their elementary years, they are missing the vital foundation skills to ensure future success. As students progress through the grades, their academic success across the disciplines reflects their ability to develop strong and effective reading comprehension strategies. There is a strong connection between students reading comprehension skills and their overall success in schools and the workforce. Reading and comprehending non-fiction materials is an essential requirement for most jobs and generally provides the ability to navigate through life. We thank The Endowment Board for their generous support, and now that we have the resources we need, Prospect feels we can better prepare our students in Oberlin for future success in school, and in life.

Open Enrollment Applications Available

posted Mar 26, 2018, 3:02 AM by Steve Nielsen   [ updated Apr 3, 2018, 6:09 AM ]

Open Enrollment Applications Available

Open Enrollment Applications will be available Monday, March 26th, at 8:00 a.m., at the Oberlin City Schools Administration Office, 153 North Main Street, Oberlin. Applications will be accepted through May 31st. You can also download a copy of the application by clicking here!

Edit - 4/3/18

IB Art Exhibition

posted Mar 12, 2018, 10:07 AM by Steve Nielsen   [ updated Mar 12, 2018, 10:08 AM ]

March Superintendent's Update

posted Mar 12, 2018, 3:13 AM by Steve Nielsen   [ updated Mar 12, 2018, 3:14 AM ]

Oberlin City Schools Monthly Update


Strategic Planning: 

Oberlin City Schools will continue to work with our community-based Strategic Planning Team on developing a new vision and mission statement. The team has engaged in 3 meetings to identify areas of strength and improvement. The team is moving forward!

LCCC Access:

The district has been working with Lorain County Community College (LCCC) to increase our student college access to courses utilizing the College Credit Plus (CCP) program in grades 7-12.

Preschool Registration:

Preschool Registration begins March 1, 2018, for the 2018-2019 school year.

Our Preschool students are exposed to our inquiry-based International Baccalaureate philosophy and PreK-12 Spanish program.

Integrated Preschool Program

The program consists of 8 students on Individualized Education Plans and 8 peer models.

Cost: Peer Model fee is based on a sliding scale

Times: Monday to Thursday: 8:30 to 11:30 AM session

Location: Eastwood Elementary

Ages: 3 to 4-year-old students.

Early Childhood Education (ECE) Grant Program

The program is grant funded, income based and consists of 20 students.

Cost: Covered by ECE Grant

Times: Monday to Thursday: 8:30 to 3:20 pm

Location: Eastwood Elementary

Ages: 4 years old by September 30, 2018

Contact Wendy Suydam at 440-776-4656 for more enrollment and more details.

Summer Techie Camp:

Techie Corps is now accepting applications for a FREE Tech Camp! Students will create video games while learning the basic concepts of programming. Techie Camp will provide instruction in programming, coding, and many other STEM skills with a 10:1 student to teacher ratio of education.

Dates: June 25th - June 29th

Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location: Langston Middle School, 150 N Pleasant St., Oberlin, Ohio 44074

Camps are filling up fast – Apply before April 13th

Application Link:https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2018tclornordson

Letter of Recommendation Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2018TCNordson


Support Against School Violence:

On Wednesday, March 14, 2018, Oberlin City Schools will wear Burgundy / Maroon or Red / Silver colors to honor and show support for the students, families, staff, and community at Marjory Douglas Stoneman High School. 

Marjory Douglas High School and many other schools across the United States and abroad have been plagued with active shooter school violence. As a district, I would like for us to show them our support by proudly wearing their colors. 


Substitute Workers:

Oberlin City Schools is looking for substitute bus drivers, custodians, and cafeteria workers. We are looking for dedicated and committed workers. If you are interested in applying, please contact Jacquie Dovin at 440-776-4551.


Spring Break:

The district will have Spring Break from March 26 to April 2, 2018. School will resume on Tuesday, April 3.


Have a safe and relaxing Spring Break!!! 

Free Techie Camp - Application Available

posted Mar 6, 2018, 8:02 AM by Steve Nielsen   [ updated Apr 18, 2018, 5:37 AM ]

Letter To Parents - Smile Programs

posted Mar 2, 2018, 2:38 AM by Steve Nielsen   [ updated Mar 2, 2018, 2:38 AM ]

Prospect Recess/Playground Supervision Guidelines

posted Feb 28, 2018, 11:23 AM by Steve Nielsen   [ updated Feb 28, 2018, 11:26 AM ]

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