• Travel Training Teaches Valuable Life Skills

    Ozark High School sophomore Noah Estes said he always looks forward to the travel training trips — partly because he gets to leave school for a field trip, but also because he knows he is learning valuable life skills.

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  • OJH Students Place 2nd at History Bowl

    About 30 Ozark Junior High School eighth and ninth graders competed in a History Bowl Dec. 6 in Morrisville.

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  • Acts of Random Kindness Club Surprises Staff with Thankfulgrams

    Ozark Junior High employees were surprised Nov. 19 with thankfulgrams — handwritten notes from students.

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  • Pride of Ozark Marching Band has Successful Season

    Ozark High School Pride of Ozark Marching Band had a successful fall season, placing in various competitions, hosting a competition and, of course, performing at the home football games.

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  • OJH Teacher Plans Digital Breakout to Engage Students

    In today’s world filled with technology at our fingertips, it can sometimes be difficult to find ways to engage students in an ancient poem — like Homer’s 8th century B.C. Greek poem, “The Odyssey.”

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  • A Historic Economics Lesson

    What do the following businesses have in common: Strawberry farming and shipping, cheese factory, garment manufacturing factory, lead and zinc mines, tobacco factory, and coinage of silver dollars? They are all past businesses of the Ozark area. Ozark Junior High and High School students in Michelle Lindsey’s Introduction to Business class recently learned about this and so much more, thanks to OHS graduate and local historian Dr. Elise Crain. Over the course of two days, Crain talked to four different business classes about the history of Ozark and how it impacts economic development.

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  • Ozark School Staff Participates in Behavioral Risk Assessment Training

    Ozark School District is continuing its focus on mental health awareness as eight District employees participated in a Behavioral Risk Assessment training Aug. 24.

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  • OJH Teachers Surprise Students with New Coffee Cart

    Students in Tamara Jackson’s life skill class at Ozark Junior High have been brightening the days of teachers and staff by going from room to room with coffee and flavored creamers in the mornings and iced tea in the afternoons. Jackson, a special education teacher, thought it was a chance for students to give back to the staff while learning job skills. On May 21, however, teachers turned the tables — or in this case, the cart — surprising students with a brand new cart, personalized aprons and towels, and a money box.

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  • Finding a Nutritious, Delicious Lunch isn’t Always Easy

    Director of Nutrition and Food Services Jo Haraldson said it’s often a struggle to offer students the foods they like and comply with nutrition standards. The taste testing events help introduce new foods and gain valuable feedback.

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  • On Your Mark: Ozark Special Olympics Opens up Opportunities

    Special education teachers at Ozark Junior High, Ozark Middle School and Ozark High School started Ozark Special Olympics in the 2016-17 school year to expose students to organized sports.

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  • Ozark Students Don’t Walkout, but Work Together

    April 20 marked the 19th anniversary of the tragic school shooting at Columbine High School. With recent school shootings, students across the nation began organizing the National School Walkout. Slated April 20, it was a way to mark the 1999 Columbine shooting while raising awareness on school violence.

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  • Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Grant Project Completed

    Ozark Junior High School received a $5,000 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant last year for equipping the newly remodeled Industrial Technology Lab.

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