Dear Ottawa Elementary Families,
On behalf of the Ottawa Elementary Board of Education, I would like to welcome
you to the 2019-2020 school year. We are excited about the upcoming year and
look forward to the experience of educating our students within a caring learning
environment. Our goal is to provide an educational experience that offers an
opportunity for students to grow, both intellectually and as individuals. We are
fortunate to have dedicated teachers and staff who focus on meeting the needs
of all students. Ottawa Elementary is committed to forming a partnership with
parents and families to maximize student achievement. I feel very fortunate to
be the superintendent of such a dedicated and progressive learning community.
We strive to provide students with authentic experiences throughout their
educational journey that will prepare them for future careers. It’s our belief that
our students should be exposed to the arts, technology, and challenging curricula.
This year, we will implement a zSpace lab at Central School, allowing us to extend
our STEM program to grades 5 – 8. Our one-to-one initiative will continue to
expand in an effort to provide our students with 21st Century learning devices. OES
also offers a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities, from athletics to academia.
As a life – long resident of Ottawa, I have always been proud of our schools. Our
community’s long - standing commitment to education has generated a sense of pride
in our schools that continues to this day. It’s our goal to continue this proud tradition
of excellence for years to come. We hope you enjoy the 2019 – 2020 school year.