The Oaks United Growing Oaks Food Program received a $5000 grant from CareSource, which will enable Oaks United to continue serving students in the district.
Pictured (L-R) are: OHES assistant principal Whitney Crabtree, Oaks United director Marsha McCorkle, OHES Nurse/Oaks United director Alicia Kamer, Oaks United volunteer Marlin Lovett, OHES principal Adam Michael, Oaks United director Cheryl Lovett, Oak Hill Schools superintendent Mike McCoy, and CareSource's Community Education Representative Sandy Bryant.
The Active Acorns After-school Fitness Club had a recent poster contest entitled "Merry Fit-Mas" for its members. The winners of the contest were (L-R): Emily Doss, Camryn Kirby, Jada Reese, Adam Kamer, and Garrett McNerlin. Great job Active Acorns!
Oak Hill Elementary School is one of 37 schools being recognized by the Ohio Department of Education for improving academic achievement among their students, including many from economically disadvantaged homes.
High Progress Schools of Honor score in the top 10 percent of schools as ranked by gains in reading and mathematics combined proficiency in all tested grades for the past five years. They also are in the top 10 percent for gains in graduation rate during the past five years. The department also considers Adequate Yearly Progress, Value-Added measures of student growth and Local Report Card ratings when determining award selection.
For their December 2013 meeting, the Oak Hill Elementary Active Acorns Fitness Club welcomed James McLaughlin of the J3A Jui-Jitsu & Fitness Academy in Jackson. Mr. Laughlin taught the students several Jui-Jitsu moves, as well as spoke of the importance of healthy lifestyles.