Food Drive
Oakview's Student Council hosted its annual Give a Hoot Food Drive the week of March 3-10.  The school donated just over 10,000 cans and boxed food items to help fill a local food pantry.  Because of their hard work and generous donations, Smoke on the Water is donating an additional $4,000 worth of food.  The Oakview Owls came together in an amazing way to help feed people who are hungry in our area.

Spring Book Fair
Please plan to join us at the Spring Book Fair. Opening day will be Monday, March 27th and the fair will continue through Friday, March 31st. Also note that the book fair will be open during game night Friday night with a separate entrance till 8:00 pm. This is a wonderful opportunity to build personal and classroom libraries. All proceeds from the Book Bair benefit our Media Center so please consider supporting this important event!

Reflections Results
The results are in for the 2016-2017 Reflections district and state judging rounds. Let’s celebrate our Oakview winners!

The District Winners are as follows:

Karthik Arumugum Primary 3rd place Photography
Karthik Arumugum Primary 1st place Literature
Ted Adams Intermediate 2nd place Visual Arts
Lily Bogle Primary 1st place Film
Christian Foggie 1st place Literature

The State Winners are as follows:

Owen Dannelly Primary Special Artist Photography 1st place (Award of Excellence)
Lily Bogle Primary Film 1st place (Award of Excellence)
Sanjay Govindarajan Intermediate Literature 1st place (Award of Excellence)
Christian Foggie Intermediate Literature 2nd place (Award of Merit)
Neha Shivanna Primary Visual Arts 2nd lace (Award of Merit)
Landon Garcia Primary Visual Arts 3rd place (Award of Merit)

Congratulations students! All 1st place winners from the state will advance to the national judging round.  We look forward to celebrating all of our Reflections participants this year on Tuesday May 23rd.  Please stay tuned for the announcement of next year’s theme. If you have any questions please contact Joy Anderson at or (864)546-1073.


A.R.M.E.S. Prgoram
armeslogoThe online nomination process for the A.R.M.E.S. (Arts Reaching Middle and Elementary Schools) program for next school year has begun! This is a tuition-free program for gifted and talented artistic students. Current 2nd-7th grade students may be nominated by parents or teachers. The online nomination form must be completed by April 5, 2017. No late nominations will be accepted. If you are interested in more information or would like to nominate your child, please visit the website

Children's Book Donation
Thank you to everyone who donated books to the PTA Children’s Book Donation, it was a huge success! We were able to donate hundreds of books to the Frazze Dream Center, a free preschool, after school, and summer program serving under resourced children in Greenville, South Carolina.

Fourth Grade Challenge Popsicle Bridge Event
On Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, our 4th grade Challenge students participated in the district's Popsicle Bridge Event at the TD Convention Center. Students were given the task of designing and building a bridge out of popsicle sticks and wood glue. We are excited to announce that we had 2 of our teams win district awards. Congratulations to the following students:

L.A.M.B. Bridge Builders - 3rd Place in Best Craftsmanship:  Olivia Lane, Julia Aneri Balzi, Mary Kate Bishop, Kylee Mathis

G.G.N.J Bridge Builders - 1st Place in Best Craftsmanship:  Grant Payne, Grayson Gamrat, Nicholas Caputo, Jackson Lane