Friday, January 20, 2017

Mastering Multiplication

Ms. Schweiss's third graders are hard at work mastering their multiplication facts. They know that repetition is key to learning, so they take turns quizzing each other with their multiplication flash cards.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Celebrate our History, Share your Story!

Calling all alumni: as we say goodbye to our beloved school this semester, help us celebrate our proud history! We'd love to collect and share YOUR memories, stories, photos, and reflections from your time at OLS. Comment on this post or send us an e-mail at to participate in this project. We look forward to hearing from you!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Open Gym @ SJA

Join us for our next community-building Open Gym! We'll meet at St. Joan of Arc on Friday, January 27th from 6:30-8:30. If you're able, bring a snack and a 2-liter to share. See you there!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

How To Book Reports

At the end of last quarter, Mrs. Huelsing's second graders worked on book reports on a nonfiction book. Specifically, they chose books that taught them how to do something. After reading the book, the students followed the instructions, created a special item, and brought it to show the class. Students chose a wide array of items to create: a wooden bench, wax gifts, origami churches, and a paper mache globe, among other things.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Black & Gold Tournament

The Annual OLS Black & Gold Tournament is in full swing! If you're looking for a fun family night of basketball, stop by Faenger Hall any night through January 20th. Admission is $2/adult, $1/child, or $5/family. Concessions available for purchase, too. See you there!

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Remembering the Saints

In November, the 2nd graders learned about the lives of the saints. Each student chose a saint then created a likeness of him or her out of a paper bag. Once finished, the second grade class traveled around the school sharing information about their saint puppets. They did a great job reading and memorizing information about their saints.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Christmas Concert

Last Thursday night, all OLS students came together to celebrate the season at our annual Christmas concert. With performances by the beginning and concert bands and student choirs, the evening showcased the outstanding musical talent of our student body. The audience tapped their toes to lively performances by all the groups and ended the evening with a sing-along of Christmas favorites. While all enjoyed the beautiful performance, the evening was a bit bittersweet as it marked the last Christmas concert for our school.

Special thanks to Mr. Litvin, our band director, and Mr. Vizer, our choir director, for the many hours spent preparing for the wonderful concert!