• Inclement Weather Procedures

    In case we need to use late start or early release procedures, we want you to be informed of the process. There are many factors to include and consider. Student and faculty safety is the primary concern in making the call for cancellation versus late start or early release.

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  • Long Range Planning Task Force

    The Long Range Planning Task Force will consist of school staff, community leaders, business leaders, parents and patrons of Ozark School District. Our task is to evaluate and update our current long range plan in an effort to plan for the next 10 years of Ozark School District. As you know, we have been growing steadily, and anticipate this growth rate to continue. It is our goal to plan for and manage this growth in a timely and fiscally-responsible manner.

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  • OHS Raider Team Places 13th at National Competition

    On Nov. 3, the Ozark High School Army JROTC Raider Team attended the national Raider competition at Lawhorn Scouting Base in Molena, Georgia. Raider competitions are a team-based, military-themed, multi-event fitness competition.

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  • Regional Educators Learn from Each Other During Annual STAR Summit

    We may be rivals on the field and court, but in the classroom we are all on the same team. More than 2,000 educators from Nixa, Ozark, Republic, Willard and regional school districts learned from each other Nov. 6 during the annual Shaping Teachers Across the Region (STAR) Summit.

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  • OHS Computer Science Students Nab 1st in Hack 4 Good Competition

    Seven Ozark High School students participated in the annual Hack 4 Good competition Nov. 2, and all came home with a medal.

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  • KITES Students Talk Real-World Water Problems with Kenya Residents

    “Why did you want to build a well?” “Are there poisonous animals that prevent children from going to school?” “What do the houses look like?” “What do you do for entertainment?” These are just a few of the questions Ozark elementary KITES students asked their special guests — Mathias George and Barbara Burgwin from Kenya, and Riley Snyder, a Branson resident who started the nonprofit organization Generation Next.

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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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  • Impact 100 Awards $10,000 Grant to Tiger Paw

    Money used to purchase vision, hearing screening devices for better early intervention.

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  • Dream Big, Do Good: Ozark Teacher Wins $1,000

    The sign in Tori McBain’s office says “Everyone smiles in the same language.” And the smiles on her and the faces of her students say it all. Silver Dollar City recently notified McBain, an English-language learner teacher at Ozark South and West elementary schools, that she won $1,000 in the Dream Big, Do Good campaign.

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  • COC Girls All Sports Champion Award

    Congratulations to the Ozark Lady Tiger teams for winning the COC Girls All Sports Champion award for the 2017-18 school year. Pictured are coaches Adeana Brewer, Chris Shull, Greg Hannah, Jared Cristy, David Brewer, Daniel Mullis, and Jimmy Nimmo.

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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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  • Springfield AT&T Pioneer Club Donates to Operation Half Pint

    At the September luncheon, Springfield AT&T Pioneer Club President Ann Woods presents a $100 check to Shane Strahl, with Operation Half Pint and senior vice president of Ozark Bank, to benefit Operation Half Pint.

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  • Ozark Schools, CC Links Partner to Offer Family Workshop Series

    As the old adage goes, it takes a village to raise a child. Now, thanks to a partnership between CC Links and Ozark School District, parents have even more support in that village. This school year, CC Links and the School District are partnering to present a series of seven family workshops covering common behavioral struggles.

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  • What is Your Biggest Hope for the School Year?

    A new school year has started. Find out what these Ozark students hope to accomplish this year.

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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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  • ‘Your Body can’t go Where your Brain has Never Been’

    Active shooter training helps Ozark School District prepare.

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  • FBLA Students Place at Nationals

    Ozark High School FBLA students Seven Thomsen, Christian Armstrong and Nathaniel Kean, recently traveled to Baltimore, Maryland, for the FBLA-PBL National Leadership Conference.

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  • Ozark Career Center wins Pacesetter Award

    Center honored for offering career pathways that put students on the fast track to industry credentials, college credits, careers.

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  • KITES Summer School Focusing on Careers

    Space aliens landed at Ozark West Elementary School and are threatening to take over summer school. It's up to the KITES students to solve puzzles about different college and career options on planet Earth to escape the alien takeover.

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  • Science of Sound: Summer School Class Turning Trash into Musical Treasure

    What do toilet paper rolls, string, drinking straws and wax paper have in common? They can all be used to create an instrument.

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  • Elite Cuber from Ozark East Elementary Ranked Third in State

    Hannah Maskrod is ranked third in Missouri among elementary school students at You CAN Do the Rubik’s Cube competitions during the 2017/18 school year.

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  • OMS Students Learn Problem Solving Skills While Building, Battling Robots

    In the robotics summer school class, students work in teams to develop a solution to a realistic need; then design, build, and program a robot to satisfy that need. Students in this particular class are designing and building battling robots.

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  • Tammy Short Named Top Local Financial Officer

    Tammy Short, Ozark School District's chief financial officer, was named the Top Local Financial Officer by Springfield Business Journal during the annual SBJ Dynamic Dozen awards banquet.

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  • Ozark Baseball, Essick Inducted into Missouri Sports Hall of Fame

    The Ozark School District hit two homeruns at the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame Baseball Luncheon May 24 as both the Ozark High School baseball program and Head Coach Mike Essick were honored.

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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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  • Seal of Biliteracy Opens Up Opportunities

    Ozark is one of 35 school districts in the state to offer the Seal of Biliteracy to this year’s graduating seniors.

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  • Gerald Chambers Named Executive Director of Student Services

    After a four-year hiatus from the Ozark School District, Gerald Chambers is returning as the executive director of student services for the 2018-19 school year.

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  • 'You Don't Have to be a Pro to be in ProStart'

    Ozark High School students learning life skills through cooking.

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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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  • OHS Students Host Voter Registration Drive

    During lunch on April 20, seniors Jack Corp, Brett Jennings and David Grumbine were sitting off to the side of the cafeteria. And instead of trays of food in front of them, there were stacks of voter registration papers.

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  • Volunteer of the Year

    Congratulations to Jeremy Tannehill, Ozark High School Band Boosters President, for being named the Volunteer of the Year.

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  • Ozark Middle School Assistant Principal Named

    On Tuesday, April 17, 2018, the Ozark School Board voted to hire Nicole Watkins as assistant principal for the 2018-19 school year.

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  • Ozark’s Safety Night Strives to Keep Students, Community Safe

    Sexting, cyberbulling, running, hiding, fighting. These are a few things two experts discussed during “Safety Night,” hosted by the Ozark School District April 3. The event, which was open to parents, students and the community, not only focused on what the school is doing to keep students safe, but tips for families to stay safe while out and about.

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  • Dr. Scott Receives Center for Literacy Award

    The University of Arkansas at Little Rock College of Education and Health Professions presents annual awards to distinguished individuals who have contributed in significant ways to education. This year, Ozark School District’s Karen Scott, director of elementary learning and federal programs, will receive that honor.

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  • History Comes to Life at Ozark’s Social Studies Symposium

    More than 100 social studies teachers from 36 school districts across the region converged at the Ozark School District Office April 9 to share ideas during the Southwest Missouri Social Studies Symposium.

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  • East Entrepreneurs: Second-Graders Open Restaurant for District, Community

    As you walk through the door, the sights, sounds and aromas of a restaurant consume you as the host leads you to your seat. The waitress takes your order and you can see the cooks starting to prepare your food.

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  • Ozark Schools Score Perfect on Annual Bus Inspection

    The Ozark School District’s Transportation Department scored a perfect 100 on the two-day state inspection, which is conducted annually by the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Ozark School Transportation Director Donna Moulder said scoring 100 percent on the inspection

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  • Christian County Course Exchange

    The Christian County Course Exchange allows students throughout Christian County to take classes at neighboring schools provided the class is not offered at their school. This one-of-a-kind partnership between Christian County school districts ensures students have access to the resources they need.

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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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  • Ozark Board Names Superintendent

    During an April 9 meeting, the Ozark Board of Education named Chris Bauman superintendent of the Ozark School District starting July 1, 2018.

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  • MASA Honors Ozark Superintendent

    Ozark Superintendent Kevin Patterson was among eight Missouri superintendents nominated this year for the prestigious Robert L. Pearce Award, which the Missouri Association of School Administrators (MASA) presents annually.

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  • Support Staff of the Year

    Congratulations to Tiger Paw Early Childhood Center Administrative Assistant, Lisa Burns for being named the Support Staff of the Year.

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  • Helen Hawkins Elementary Teacher of the Year

    Congratulations to East Elementary Art Teacher, Mrs. Cynthia Shepard for being awarded the Helen Hawkins Elementary Teacher of the Year.

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  • Secondary Teacher of the Year

    Congratulations to Finley River School Teacher, Miss Kate Stine for being selected as the Secondary Teacher of the Year.

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  • Ozark High School Students Compete in Poetry Out Loud Competition

    Ozark High School students competed in a school-wide Poetry Out Loud competition on Thursday, January 18, 2018. 14 students advanced to the school-wide competition out of an original 411 classroom participants. OHS junior Courtney Middleton won the school-wide competition and junior Gabi Baltzell was the runner-up.

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  • MAP Scores

    Great job Ozark teachers and students! The rankings were calculated using the MPI (MAP Performance Index) for schools in our area.

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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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  • District Report Card

    Great job Ozark staff and students. Your dedication allows us to be a high performing district!

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  • Ozark Christian Church Donates to Half Pint Program

    Ozark Christian Church presented a check totaling just over $4,500.00 to the Ozark School District Operation Half Pint program on November 1, 2017. The funds were raised during a recent Fall Festival hosted by the church, as well as, ongoing fundraising efforts.

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  • Diploma & Concept

    Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Carson explains the Diploma & concept

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  • OJH Mural Celebrates the History of Ozark

    The History Wall is just one of the aesthetic features of the new addition at Ozark Junior High. Spanning an entire wall in the new walk through-library center, the mural features key dates and events in the history of the Ozark Community from the 1800s through the mid-1900s. Some of these hallmarks include the formation of the Ozark Mill, establishment of the County Seat, Ozark’s date of incorporation, building of the school and the transformation of the square over time.

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  • An Update from Ozark Schools

    Ozark School District is focused on meeting individual student needs and creating problem solvers.

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  • Construction Cost Break Down

    As two years of construction projects come to a close from our 2015 Bond, we wanted to provide a break down of costs associated with the projects.

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  • Kindergarten Advice

    Last year's kindergarteners have some important advice to new kindergarteners.

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