February 2022 Newsletter
IN THIS ISSUE
- South Park Mission Statement
- Friday Night Frenzy
- Mask Mandate
- Student Book Recommendations
- Weekly Bulletins
- Food Service Positions
- Video Game Study Info
- Progress Reports
- Infinite Campus Messenger
- In Need of Assistance?
- Essential OASD information
- School Safety/ Where to Drop Off and Pick Up
- Whom Do I Contact?
- Specialist Updates & News, Sports, and PTN Information
Oshkosh Area School District 215 S Eagle Street Oshkosh, WI 54902 920.424.0395 firstname.lastname@example.org
South Park Middle School 1551 Delaware St. Oshkosh, WI 54902
Office Phone 920.424.0431
Attendance Phone 920.424.0431 ext. 2702
South Park Mission Statement
At South Park Middle School, education is a continuous transitional experience, which promotes positive intellectual, emotional, social, and physical growth. Students are encouraged to maximize individual potential to function in a diverse society.
Please remember that you are always welcome at South Park. We want you to take an active role in your child's education. Your involvement in your child’s academics as well as extra-curricular activities will result in their success. If you ever have any questions regarding your child, please call 920-424-0431 to be directed to the appropriate staff member. We are here to help you and your child.
The PTN will be hosting Friday Night Frenzy on Friday, Feb. 11 6:00 - 8:30 pm.
This is one of their big fundraisers for the year. There will be an open gym, a blow-up obstacle course, yard games, music, concessions, a board game room, a 50/50 raffle, and a basket raffle.
Please bring the whole family!
Every South Park student will receive 1 FREE raffle ticket at the door with their student ID.
Admission is FREE!
We can use parent or older sibling help with running the event.
Our volunteer sign up is HERE
Reminder that masks are REQUIRED for all people in all district buildings.
Here they are, Ms. Weisse’s students are here to report their favorite books from quarter two. There is fantasy, suspense, humor, and some with a mix of it all. We hope this helps you find your next book!
The book Scar Island is a book of wild drama and mystery by Dan Gemeinhart. Kids are stuck on an island alone and don’t know what to do. Will they make it home? What problems will they face? Scar Island is a book about a small island called the Slabhendge where the law sends kids who have done bad things there. One day, all the adults die. The kids decide to stay and try ruling this place on their own. One kid named Sebastian is in charge, and he is no different than the old Admiral. Collin cannot take it, and he does something Sebastian will make him regret. The main character Jonathan doesn’t know what to do. Will he solve this problem? What unfound secrets lie behind the Slabhendge?
My favorite character is Collin. Collin is very brave and courageous. Collin is very sneaky, but a nice friend. He sneaks some breakfast for the new kid (Jonathan) and becomes friends with him. Collin is a very smart boy, and if he thinks something is wrong, you should listen. But that mistake was made. He acts innocent, but be careful and don’t mess with Collin’s friends, he may be more sneaky than you think.
I recommend this book to ages 10-18. Anybody who likes drama, mystery, and cliffhanger will LOVE this book. It’s an amazing book and it keeps getting better. Once you find out the storyline, the book gets some drama. It's kinda sad, but I definitely recommend this book to everyone who likes drama, mystery, and cliffhanger.
By Erin Hunter
For generations, four Clans have shared the forest: ThunderClan, ShadowClan, RiverClan, and WindClan. But, ThunderClan is in danger and ShadowClan, with evil leadership, is growing stronger everyday. In the midst of all this turmoil appears a housecat named Rusty, who might turn out to be the bravest Warrior of all. Personally, my favorite part is when Yellowfang is introduced into the story. Because of her rough past, dark humour, and strong heart, she’s become a favorite to me. The author clearly tried very hard to hint at Yellowfang’s secrets and past. Yellowfang has saved ThunderClan a variety of times. Whether it just be getting rid of a bellyache, or saving the Clan from a fire!
I would recommend this book/series to ages 8 and up. If you like animals, fantasy, or action, you should definitely consider this book! There are many violent parts in the entire series, but Warriors can help introduce younger audiences to blood, war, and death. There are many plot twists and mysteries throughout the books!
The mysterious book Forget Me is by Kim Harrington. It’s about a girl named Morgan who lost her boyfriend Flynn three months ago after he went out onto the road and got run over by an SUV. Her best friend, Toni, convinces her to upload a picture of Flynn on FriendShare for closure. FriendShare tags the image of Flynn as someone called Evan Murphey, who looks exactly like Fynn, and might as well be the same person.
And unlike Flynn, Evan is definitely alive. Morgan starts to think that Flynn has faked his death after all.
I would say that my favorite character is Toni. She is always there to help out Morgan and give her support. She helps with figuring out the mystery of Even and Flynn and helps Morgan search for clues by breaking into Evan’s house despite thinking it’s a terrible idea. She also is there to be sarcastic and funny. I would say that her and Morgan’s friendship is one of main topics of the story.
The book Ungifted by Gordon Korman is a book about a boy named Donovan Curtis who is well, you guessed it, ungifted. Donovan tends to do things without thinking about it, and as you’d think, he gets in trouble, a lot of trouble.
In the book something happens, Donovan gets into trouble, but this time it is worse, he accidentally breaks something made by the school he goes to. Little did he know something weird happens, he gets away with it, all because he was accidentally signed onto a list, a list that would then get him into a place he’d never forget, a gifted school. But you’ll have to read the book to know what actually happens in the book.
My favorite character in the book is Donovan. Dononvan is my favorite character because he is just like me. Sometimes Donovan does things without thinking, but then he also is a good friend throughout the book, he even is good at video games too, all just like me. Oh and also Donovan is pretty persistent sometimes, and he always helps out with people that need help, that’s why Donovan is my favorite character.
I recommend Ungifted if you like books that start off slow but get good soon, books that are a little funny, and books that make you think “man I wonder what will happen next?” I also recommend this book to people that are just trying to find their next favorite book, but I only recommend Ungifted to people who are at a fifth grade level and higher, even adults can read it if they want to! I also rate the book a 9.5 out of 10, only because it isn't fully my style of book, but other than that it is a really good book.
The Girl who was Supposed to Die
“Take her out back and finish her off” She doesn’t know who she is or why she is there. The Girl who was Supposed to Die A thrilling book by April Henry. Why is she there who took her there and why did they want her dead? Why did they take her in the first place? And why her? So many questions. Can they be answered? Read this book to find out.
My favorite part is when she woke up and they were taking her where no gunshots could be heard. And when she found a gun in his pocket she hit the guy with a rock and ran out to the cabin where they were keeping her in, and found out what they were doing to her. She also found a photo and she thinks it might be her family. She looked in the mirror to see if she was that little girl in the photo. And then she saw someone. Did she get caught? And if she did, how did she escape?
If you like suspense, murder or action, you may like The Girl who was Supposed to Die. This book is great in the way it is written, The suspense is a key part of the story. I recommend this book for ages 10+. And if I had to rate this book a rating I will give it a 5 out of 5 stars. Thank you for taking the time to read this book review.
Every Friday there will be an updated bulletin for the week ahead. This will include the activities, special events and upcoming events. Make sure to check your Infinite Campus and email for this every Friday!
Are you looking for a part time position?
Food Service may be for you!
Please take a look at THIS for more information.
Participate in a Collaborative Family Video Game Play Study
Details found HERE
Progress reports will be posted at weeks 5,10, and 15 of the semester. An email will be sent to tell you the grades have been posted since the district has gone paperless. Just as grades are dependent on the requirements in the classroom, progress report marks are too. If you have any questions about the progress of your child, please contact your child's teacher.
Infinite Campus Messenger
One of the benefits of our student information system, Infinite Campus, is the messenger program. Through the Parent Portal Inbox, via Email, Voice, and/or Text. in order to save paper, we will be emailing the link to the South Park Newsletter with a target date of the first of every month. Please check to see that your current email is listed in your contact information on the Portal. There may be times when we send out a message via phone or text as well, so it is important that we have current contact information in our system.
Are You or Someone You Know in Need of Assistance?
If you or someone you know is in need of assistance in one of the areas below, please contact Jodi Gunckel or Heather Wolters for specific organizations and phone numbers in the areas you need assistance.
- Child Care/Day Care, Clothing Assistance, Employment Resources/Job Search, Energy Assistance, Financial Assistance, Food Assistance, Health Care/Mental Health, Home Repair, Housing Options & Respite, Information & Referral, Labor Related Resources, Legal Services- Mediation, Personal and Family Concerns, Refugee and Immigrant Services, Transportation, Veteran Services, Work-Related Services for the Disabled.
Having Difficulty Finding the Resources You Need?
To connect to community service, help is just 3 digits away. United Way 211 provides easy access to health and human services.
Dial 2-1-1 OR 1-800-924-5514 for help with information about food resources, counseling, employment, health care, child care, support groups, housing, clothing, after school programs, or legal aid.
It's FREE, confidential, and available 24/7.
Questions, Suggestions, Concerns
At South Park Middle School we are dedicated to providing the best educational program possible for our students. Should something occur that you have a question about or are unhappy about, please give your child's teacher a call first. If you are unable to resolve the issue call me at 424-1228 ext. 2703 so that we can work together to address your need. If you have a concern that you have been unable to resolve with me, you may call Dr. Andrew Jones, Director of Administration, at 424-0100. He will help you address your concern and/or connect you with others who can help.
Notice of Surveillance
South Park Middle School is using video surveillance/electronic monitoring to observe, monitor, and/or record the behavior and activity of all personal on school property or grounds, or participating in school functions
American Disabilities Accommodations
Upon request, reasonable auxiliary aids and services will be provided to individuals with disabilities. If assistance is required, please provide advance notice by calling the school office at 920.424.0431.
The Oshkosh Area School District, including all school buildings/sites/programs, does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, creed, age, national origin, ancestry, orientation, or physical, mental, emotional or learning disability. Therefore, no student shall be excluded from participation in any curricular, extracurricular, student services, recreational or other program or activity. When separation by sex in education activities is appropriate for health and/or safety reasons, equal educational opportunities shall be provided for both sexes.
School Safety/Where to Drop Off/Pick Up During the Day
For safety reasons, all entrances are locked. A "buzz in" system is located at Door #1. If you need to drop off something or pick something up or drop off/pick up a child, please do so at Door #1.