Oakview Earns State Recognition
Congratulations to Oakview Elementary School on receiving the “Rising Star” Award by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control! The award is given in recognition of our efforts in the areas of recycling and composting. Did you know that Oakview composts food waste from daily lunch trays which is then used in many of our outdoor habitats? Great job, Oakview Owls!!
Gates Foundation Selects Oakview Teacher
Sherrie Brookie, Oakview Elementary School Challenge teacher, caught the attention of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation after receiving funding for a Donors Choose grant she recently submitted. The grant funded the purchase of Chromebooks for her students to access instructional video clips developed by Brookie. After the grant was awarded, Mrs. Brookie was invited to serve as a panel judge for the national Gates Innovation Project. She will score 30 competitive projects from educators across America for the Foundation. For her work, Mrs. Brookie will also receive a $200 Donors Choose gift card which she can then use for additional materials/supplies in her classroom! Congratulations to Mrs. Brookie!
Oakview Receives $1400 Grant for Drama Instruction
Challenge Teacher, Sandy Young, won the Metropolitan Arts Council Grant for $1400.00. The Metropolitan Arts Council supports local artists, art organizations, and art education throughout Greenville. The grant will be used to purchase a special projector for future Oakview Players' productions. Ms. Young has been awarded this grant for the second year in a row.
Palmetto Gold Award
Faculty & Staff Receive United Way Campaign of Excellence Award
Safe Kids Upstate
Congratulations are in order! Safe Kids Upstate recognized Oakview Elementary as being a “Legacy School.” Oakview has been awarded the Safe Kids Safe School designation and banner since the beginning of the program. To celebrate, all students and staff members received one free ticket voucher to the Greenville Drive baseball game on Sunday, April 12th. The school with the highest percentage of students that attend the game on Sunday April 12th will win a visit from several of the Greenville Drive players! Reedy-Rip It, the Drive mascot, visited Oakview at dismissal. Click here to see pictures.
United Way Award of Excellence
Oakview received a Campaign Award of Excellence for 2014. Oakview was recognized at the United Way Awards Luncheon for having over 50% employee participation (we actually had 100% participation) as well as $100 or more employee capita giving! Thanks to Susan Gray, third grade teacher, for heading up our school's campaign.
Oakview Earns Excellent Rating
For the 13th consecutive year, Oakview has earned an Excellent Absolute rating on its SC School Report Card! To view Oakview’s SC School Report Card, click here.
Teacher of The Year 3rd Runner Up from Oakview!
Second grade teacher, Jake Gambrell, placed 3rd for Teacher of the Year for Greenville County. He competed with over 100 other teachers! He was surprised by the Oakview Faculty and Staff after the banquet.
Oakview Recognized for Health Initiatives
Oakview Elementary has completed a School Health Index (SHI), an online self-assessment and planning tool supported by the Center for Disease Control
and Prevention. The assessment can be used to improve the school’s health and safety policies and programs.
Along with completing the online portion of the SHI, we developed a goal for increasing physical activity and improving nutrition at the school. The physical education teachers along with other staff members completed this task prior to the break. I am excited to announce that Oakview will receive $1,000 to spend on the wellness needs of our students and staff. We try each day to create a school environment that promotes healthy eating and healthy living with our daily morning fitness videos, culinary creations healthier lunch menu, physical education classes, jump rope club, flag football club, Girls on the Run, Health and Wellness Night, and Brita water stations, to name a few. We look forward to using these funds to strengthen our program goals in the near future.
Oakview Recognized for Safety Initiatives
Oakview was one of four Greenville County Schools recognized for exemplary efforts to maintain a safe work environment and to support employees’ safe work practices. The schools were evaluated on defined safety protocols for students, staff and visitors; employee accident prevention; active participation in safety training; and custodial and food service inspections. Each school received a banner and a check for $500. Click here for more information.
Oakview Earns an "A"
Oakview Elementary earned the Palmetto Gold Award for General Academic Performance!
School Awards Archives
The links below will take you to online PDFs of previous school awards.