General Electric Partnership
Oakview’s fifth grade science lab classes participated in a partnership with General Electric Corporation (GE) called “A world of Motion”. Science Lab Specialist, Kathy Miller, and engineers from GE led lessons where students learned about force and motion as they designed cars. Students were faced with challenges as they tested their cars: Why did my car curve left? Are my axles straight? Are my wheels rubbing? Is my nozzle curved? How will weight affect the distance and speed of my car? Students experienced success and frustration as they worked as engineers in teams to correct problems with their cars. They had fun as they reviewed Newton’s Laws of Motion and saw applications in the real world. Mr. Kyle Moore chaired the partnership for GE, and the Society of Automobile Engineers (SAE) International funded the project.
Military Family Salute
During the month of April Oakview recognizes and salutes soldiers who protect our freedom. Students pictured represent the families of those soldiers.
Greenville Drive Reading All-Stars
Students in 3rd-5th grades who participated in a five week reading incentive program were honored on April 25th at Fluor Field before the Greenville Drive game. Students received a Greenville Drive Reading All-Stars t-shirt, paraded around the outfield and were invited to stay and watch the game.
Reedy River Run
Congratulations to all the students who participated in the Reedy River Run 2011. Oakview had over 200 participants that ran over the weekend in either the Kid's Mile, 5K, or 10K. We are very proud of each of our students, faculty, and families who represented the school.
Salvation Army Toy Drive
Guidance Counselor, Mrs. Daughtry and Oakview students present Clyde Mullins and William McAlister from the Salvation Army with the toy donations collected at Oakview Elementary.
Oakview Safety Patrols, Library Cadets, Student Council, and News Team members collected gently used coats and jackets, new hats, gloves, scarves, and mittens, as well as new socks and toiletry items for those less fortunate. Our student leaders collected 200 coats & jackets, at least 100 hats & mittens, and 4 boxes completely full of toiletries and socks!
America Recycles Day
Oakview celebrated America Recycles Day the week of November 8 – 12. Earth Savers club members gave treats to students who recycled items. The Earth Savers collected recyclable items at each school entrance from 7:25 – 8:00 am. They also collected all types of shoes for recycling and reuse for this one week as well. Items students brought in to recycle included the following:
Shoes, any condition Ink Cartridges Cell Phones
Aluminum Cans Eye Glasses Sunglasses
6-Pack Rings Glue Sticks Packaging Materials
Electronics: laptops, game systems, digital cameras, digital photo frames
Batteries other than Alkaline – these can be put in the trash because they no longer contain mercury.
Red Ribbon Week
Students collected more than 400 toothbrushes for "Brush Away Drugs" during Red Ribbon Week!