WOODLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
- The 2016 Tennessee Chess Association Region 1 scholastic individual qualifying tournament was held at Oak Ridge High School with 138 students, representing 46 schools and homeschool groups from across East Tennessee, participating in K-3, K-6, K-9 and K-12 divisions. Eight students from each division qualified to play in the state championship tournament to be held February 6 at Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville. Woodland will be represented by one 4th grade student and one 3rd grade student.
- The Woodland Chess club had two teams participate in the State Chess Tournament in Cookeville on Saturday, March 26th. While neither team placed, we had lots of fun and it was a great learning experience.
- Woodland students participated in the Arts and Sciences da Vinci Fair. One student placed 1st and another placed 2nd in Life Science, while one student placed 1st in Art.
WOODLAND ELEMENTARY STAFF
- Barbara Krushenski and Kathy Sanderson received a grant from ORSEF for $5,177.50. They purchased a reading intervention kit for use with 4th grade students.
- Terri Lloyd received a grant from ORSEF for $1, 690. She was able to purchase additional resources to use with students in Gifted Education in all of the elementary schools in our district.
GLENWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
- Glenwood was certified as a STEM school by AdvancEd.
- Students participated in the Burning Man Elephant Project – a worldwide project designed to promote the relationship between art education and inclusivity. Glenwood Elephants are displayed at the
Burning Man Art Exhibit in Nevada.
- Glenwood had 36 students to participate in community and regional art shows: SAB annual student display, Through the Looking Glass Glenwood Showcase, Oak Ridge Schools annual exhibit at the Children’s Museum, Dogwoods Arts festival, and the Da Vinci Arts and Science Fair.
- Chess Club members won several matches at tournaments.
- Mrs. Fitch’s kindergarten class won the Dream Box Popsicle challenge, and Mrs. Fitch won the Discovery Education science textbook use.
- Glenwood’s PTO raised over $50,000 to fund new play structures for our playground.
- The 3rd Grade pumpkin book reports were featured on the local news.
- Glenwood received the Read to be Ready grant of $30,000 to fund a four-week summer reading camp and a visit from First Lady Crissy Haslam to promote summer reading.
- Glenwood received the 21st CCLC grant of $87,500 to fund Extended School day programs.
- Glenwood received the Oak Ridge Education Foundation grant of $5000 to fund STEM 2.0 summer camp.
GLENWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STAFF
- Melody Shear earned a Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction and endorsements in special education.
Molly Chance had two artworks accepted and exhibited at the Dogwood Arts Festival and exhibited during the Oak Ridge Educator Show at Through the Looking Glass in Jackson Square.
- Amy Kennedy was awarded the Glenwood Teacher of the Year.
- Jessica Bivens received the Silver Beaver Award from the National Boy Scouts of America which is the highest award given to a volunteer from a council.
- Jacob Passmore earned a Masters Degree in Teacher Leadership.
- Myra Rife earned a Bachelors Degree in Education and was accepted to the Masters Degree program.
- Amelia Bell earned an Ed.S. in Instructional Leadership.
WILLOW BROOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
- The Tennessee Arts Commission awarded Willow Brook with a Student Ticket Subsidy Grant in the amount of $2930 to send our first and second grade students to see the Oak Ridge Jr. Playhouse production of “Nate the Great” and our kindergarten and fourth grade students to see Classic Productions for Students’ production of the “Seussical” at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium.
- Willow Brook was presented a check in the amount of $1,691 from Belk’s Adopt-A-School program.
- Willow Brook provided 444 students with before and after school programs funded through the State 21st Century Community Center grant of $87,500. This was the 3rd year of the three-year funding for this grant cycle. The grant also served 35 students for five days over summer break. Willow Brook has been the recipient of this grant for the past 14 years.
The Oak Ridge Schools Education Foundation awarded two of our fourth grade teachers with a grant in the amount of $2,079 for Movin’ with Multiplication, in which a set of multiplication mats and two fraction mats from Math and Movement were purchased to assist with increasing fact fluency.
- Willow Brook was awarded $2,500 from SCI Consulting to enhance our literacy program.
- Two of WBES students had their artwork accepted into the Dogwood Arts Festival Student Art Exhibition at the Clayton Center for the Arts on the Maryville College campus.
- Fifteen students had their art displayed at the Children’s Museum exhibit which featured artwork from every Oak Ridge School.
- Nine students had their artwork illustrated in a book and at the corresponding art show at TORCH for Homelessness Awareness Month.
- The Willow Brook 3rd grade Chess Team took 9th place at the State Tournament.
- Our Readers and Leaders program had eighteen individual tutors working with twenty students and four classroom tutors working with eighty students. Our tutors logged in 420 hours of reading time.
- Willow Brook’s Family Impact Center provided six academic workshops, six life skills and self-help workshops and eight family engagement activities throughout the year.
- Willow Brook had twenty-nine partnerships with community organizations and businesses.
WILLOW BROOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STAFF
- Second grade teacher, Kim Lee, was WBIR Tennessee Educator of the Week for May 2, 2016.
- Fourth grade teacher, Peter Blair, was awarded $500 from the Sunset Rotary Club of Oak Ridge to purchase materials for students to conduct Art and Science projects for the DaVinci Art and Science Fair.
- Second grade teacher, Kim Lee, was accepted to the Writing Institute at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City.
- Linda Dalton was awarded two grants. One grant for $673.00 was awarded for literacy materials/books for her classroom. A second grant for $1,166.00 was used to buy books to give to children in an effort to increase literacy in the home.