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2017 Oak Ridge Naka-Shi Exchange

From July 1-10, 2017, ten eighth grade students and two Oak Ridge Schools staff chaperones visited Naka-shi, Japan for the twenty-sixth annual Middle School Exchange. The annual exchange is organized by the Oak Ridge Sister City Support Organization and Oak Ridge Schools.

The goal of the exchange is to build knowledge and understanding between cultures. To […]

August 9th, 2017|School News|

Jefferson Students Win Map Award

Jefferson Middle School students, Ian Bailey and Beatrice Shea were awarded 2nd Place in the Student Map – up to age 12 category at the Esri 2017 Users Conference Map Gallery. The students selected their mapping project because their school is unique by having wooded and protected areas near it. They learned that these areas […]

August 2nd, 2017|School News|

How to Sign Digital Forms in Skyward

Dear parents,
In preparation for the Access Oak Ridge digital initiative for all rising 5-12 graders, we have streamlined the signing of required forms by placing digital copies in Skyward. This video presentation will demonstrate to parents how to access the new online forms for Access Oak Ridge device usage.Digital signing of the Computer Equipment Loan […]

June 29th, 2017|AccessOR, District News, School News, Technology News|

Second Annual Derek W. Austin, Ph.D Math and Science Scholarship Awarded to Curtis Robertson

Mr. and Mrs. Larry A. Austin announced that Curtis Robertson, a top STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) student from Oak Ridge High School is the second annual recipient of the Derek W. Austin, Ph.D Math and Science Scholarship. This scholarship in the amount of $1,100.00 is designated to a senior who is working toward […]

June 8th, 2017|School News|

Smashville and STEMville

Both Leading an Overwhelming Shift and Enthusiasm

Over 3 million households tuned in nightly to the Stanley Cup finals series, with the Knoxville region accounting for the 5th largest viewership in the nation.  Tennessee is often considered an emerging market for the National Hockey League.  So why the recent and sudden increase in hockey interest in […]

June 7th, 2017|School News|

New Principal for Woodland Elementary School Announced

‪Donald (D.T.) Hobby has been selected to serve as the Woodland Elementary Principal beginning July 1, 2017. Mr. Hobby has a Bachelor of Science degree from Tennessee Technological University in Wildlife and Fisheries Science, a Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction and an Educational Specialist in Educational Administration and Supervision both from Lincoln […]

June 2nd, 2017|School News|

Oak Ridge High School Selected for the Sprint 1 Million Project

Providing Free Internet to Students for Homework Completion

Oak Ridge High School is excited to announce we will be participating in the Sprint 1 Million Project program, through which we will be receiving free internet devices and service to help our students complete their schoolwork from home. Sprint’s mission with this project is to provide free […]

June 1st, 2017|School News|

Success of Linden Fourth Grade Student Portrays a Picture of Positive Classroom Culture

What does it take to motivate a student to do every available lesson for grades 4-8 on the online math portal called “DreamBox?” We asked Jennifer Longnecker, a fourth grade math teacher at Linden Elementary School this question. How did her student, Zachary Ibanez, decide he wanted to tackle the full DreamBox curriculum content for […]

May 24th, 2017|School News|