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Often times, being a small school district is looked upon as a disadvantage. However, some here at Oakland CUSD #5 wanted to figure out how being small could be used to our advantage. Last fall a group of teachers, administrators, and board members met on a regular basis to discuss what could be done to make Oakland Schools standout from other small schools. Because we are small, we have the opportunity to . . .
Schools and teachers benefit in a variety of ways when teachers work together. Evidence suggests a positive relationship between teacher collaboration and student achievement. School leaders who foster collaboration among novice and veteran teachers can improve teacher retention and teacher satisfaction. That is why, for the second straight year, Oakland CUSD #5 has built Teacher Collaboration days into the school . . .
During the March 16th Board of Education meeting, the 2016-2017 school calendar was approved. The school year will start with two days of teacher's institutes; August 16th and 17th. The first day of student attendance will be Thursday, August 18th. Students will be out of school November 23rd, 24th, and 25th for fall break. Winter break will start on Friday, December 23rd for students and run through Wednesday, . . .
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