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Mrs. Patty Stark, Director of Student Services

Welcome back to the 2018-19 school year! I am Mrs. Stark, Director of Student Services of the Oakland School District.  I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education from Eastern Illinois University  in 1995 and a Master’s Degree in Education Administration from Eastern in 2005. I have lived in Oakland all of my life. My husband and I raised 2 boys (Ryan and Matt) who graduated from Oakland. Our school district may be small, but we are mighty, and we have a lot to offer our students.

One of our main goals is striving to give all students a good education so they can become college or career-ready, when they graduate high school. Please help us by checking in with your child or children to see if they have homework.

When you visit our school, you will need to use the buzzer system for the security door. Once inside, please go directly to the office. You will need to obtain a visitor’s pass, if you are staying at school. This is for all of our students’ and staff's protection. We appreciate your help with this!

If you want to check your child’s grades, you must provide the school with an updated email. You can view his/her grades and your child’s emails from teachers through our student management system at: www.teacherease.com. If you change your email address, please let the office know so they can change it.  If you need to speak with a teacher, please call the school and make an appointment through the office. Our secretaries can tell you when a teacher is available. You can also email your child's teachers, if you prefer.  For questions and concerns, you can reach me at: patricia.stark@oakland5.org or call the school at (217)346-2166. If I am unavailable,  please leave a message with a secretary.

I'm looking forward to a great year!

Below are some key testing dates for students. Please mark your calendars!

AIMSweb District testing - Grades K - 8th --  Sept. 12th & 13th, Dec. 5th & 6th, and April 24th & 25th.

Illinois Science Assessment (ISA) - Grades 5th, 8th, and Biology students  -- March 1st and 4th

PARCC Assessemnt - Grades 3rd-8th ******* To Be Announced!!!! No dates have been given yet.

SAT - All Juniors  --  April 9th 

PSAT - ALL Freshman and Sophomores ** New this year!


Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try. ---- John F. Kennedy

Talented, Tolerant, Trustworthy, and Thankful

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