"Where in the World is King Marley?"
This year the third grade Challenge students learned about community service through a unit titled "Marking our Mark on Greenville". The students decided that they wanted to donate special books to the Children's Hospital as their way of giving back to the community. The students were introduced to a king named King Marley and learned all about his crazy adventures as he traveled around the world. Each week, the students were able to chat live with King Marley and hear about the wonderful places he was visiting. The King asked students to write fairy tales based on his travels and each student did just that. The books were sent away to be published and on May 18, a representative from the Children's Hospital came and received a copy of each student's published book! The students were so proud of their accomplishment and know that many other children will get to learn about King Marley through their book.
Dr. Reavis Earns SC PTA Outstanding Principal of the Year!
Dr. Reavis was one of 10 principals nominated for the award! Oakview's PTA cited his consistent leadership over the past 13 years as well as his focus on students. Dr. Reavis continues to support innovative ideas and strategies that promote student achievement and increase student involvement.
Student Council Encourages Oakview to "Give a Hoot" about Hunger
Way to go Oakview Owls! We collected a total of 7,515 canned and boxed food items during our annual food drive. Mr. Gambrell's class won the K-5-2nd grade contest collecting 161 items. Mrs. Shuler's 5th grade class won the contest for 3rd-5th grade contest collecting 545 items. Each class will receive a special treat at lunch. Student Council appreciates everyone who gave a "Hoot" to help those in need!
Principal for the Day
Emma Kate Seckinger enjoyed her role as Principal for the day at Oakview on February 9, 2012. While Principal, Emma gave students 15 additional minutes of recess!
The Energyzed Guyz
Thanks to Duke Energy for providing The Energized Guyz assembly for our first through fifth grades. The students loved the show! The actors, from the National Theater for Children in Minnesota, were delightful. They entertained the students and taught them many ways to conserve energy.
Festival of Trees
This year Oakview participated in the Festival of Trees. Our tree is located at the Marriot on Pelham Road. We are very excited about our theme this year. The Art Explorers in conjunction with Guidance has been working feverishly to create ornaments out of the selfless wishes the entire school has made. Each and every student, Teacher, Faculty and staff's name is on this tree. We hope you will stop by and see the tree which is located near the pool entrance of the Marriot. Below is the poem that is displayed next to the tree to represent all of our efforts. Have a Happy Holiday.When you wish upon a star
To help all people near and far
A selfless wish is what we can do
To help all other from feeling blue
We have opened our hearts onto this tree
So one day we may be
Gentle and kind selfless and true
Here are our wishes for all of you
Oakview's fifth grade recorders, third grade dancers, Sign Language Club, and Chorus put on a wonderful performance at this year's winter concert held after the winter PTA meeting.
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. We had another successful year with over 150 gently worn coats, a large box full of new hats and mittens, a box of new socks, and 2 large boxes of toiletry items being collected for the Greenville Human Relations and the Samaritan House.
Michelin North America Presents Check to Oakview Elementary School
With funds generated from the “Are You Smarter Than a Greenville County Schools Fifth Grader” event, Michelin North America donated $3,313 to Oakview! Taking part in the check presentation are “Mr. Bib” (The Michelin Man), Dr. Fisher (GCS Superintendent), Dr. Reavis (Oakview Elementary Principal), Herb Johnson, Director of Community Relations for Michelin North America, and Roger Meek (GCS School Board Chairman).