Mission Statement  

Our School's Vision and Mission

 

Mission Statement 

The mission of Odenville Intermediate School, in partnership with family and community, is to provide a safe and healthy environment. Every student will be given the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills which will equip them to be responsible, productive, global citizens able to compete in an ever-changing society.

 

Belief Statements 

We believe learning is a life-long process and every individual:

  • is unique and possesses certain gifts and talents
  • has the desire and ability to learn
  • is worthy of an environment which promotes character, positive self-esteem, self-reliance and responsibility
  • has value and deserves the right to be treated with dignity and respect
  • will be provided with attention to their own needs and learning styles.

Objectives

To teach basic skills in all areas of mathematics, language arts, sciences, and environmental areas and to stimulate an attitude for continued learning in these areas.

  1. To nurture a child's ability to think critically, to reason, and to act responsibly.
  2. To encourage curiosity, and to enliven it through scientific investigation.
  3. To promote cooperation between school and home to develop each child's potential and realistically assess strengths and weaknesses.
  4. To express creativity in expression through writing, art, music, and drama.
  5. To utilize a variety of evaluative instruments for diagnosing learning needs.
  6. To teach the necessity of developing and conserving natural resources.
  7. To provide experiences in computer education.
  8. To create awareness of the importance of safety, good health, and physical fitness.
  9. To encourage children to understand and accept themselves and others; and to respect the needs, integrity, and potentialities of his peers.
  10. To set examples of standards and values for the development of good character traits.
  11. To instill an awareness of and a loyalty to our American heritage and ideas of democracy.
  12. To facilitate interaction between school and community in developing positive self-esteem, independence, and a responsibility to society.
  13. To acquaint students will career choices and opportunities and instill the value of work.
  14. To provide a safe, caring environment that fosters mental, physical and emotional growth.

  About The School  

Important Reminders

Here are some things to remember throughout the school year:

  • If your student arrives after 7:55am, an adult MUST come into the building to sign the child in. Anyone checking a student out MUST be listed on the check in/out sheet and MUST show a picture ID.  NO EXCEPTIONS!!
  • If your student is a car rider, you MUST have the official OIS car rider sign in your window to pick up that student.  No handwritten signs will be accepted.  If you do not have the OIS issued sign, you must park and come in to get that student.
  • If your student is absent, you do not have to call the school to let us know.  Just be sure to send an excuse for the date(s).
  • If your student is going home a different way than usual, they MUST have a note stating this.  Even if its a different way every day.  Otherwise, they will go home their usual way.  NO EXCEPTIONS!
  • NO CHANGES WILL BE TAKEN OVER THE PHONE AS TO HOW YOUR STUDENT WILL GO HOME!
  • If you have bus questions or issues, please contact the bus shop at 629-6255.
  • If you have questions related to lunch money, lunches or breakfast, the number to the lunchroom is 629-5063.
  • If you need to talk with your child's teacher, please send a note to the teacher, email them or call and leave a message for them to call you back.  They will set up a time to have a conference with you.  Please know that if you "just stop by to talk/ask a question", they will more than likely NOT be available because they have a daily set planning period for conferences.
  • If your child requires medication at school:  If it is a prescription, we must have a signed form from the doctor and it must be in the original container.  If it's an over the counter medication, we must have a form signed by you and received the medication in new, unwrapped packaging. STUDENTS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO TRANSPORT MEDICATION-NO EXCEPTIONS!  PARENTS SHOULD MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO DELIVER THE MEDICATION TO THE SCHOOL.

 

Please remember to send lunch money with your child.  The lunchroom attempts to notify parents when balances are low and is not allowed to have children charge lunches.  If your child owes for lunch money, please send it with them.

 

 

OIS collects Box Tops for Education!!  
Sign up at www.BTFE.com to get more information about the Box Tops for Education program and help Odenville Intermediate School earn free money for new technology, books, classroom supplies, etc.  Send Box Tops to school with your child to help our school
raise money for classrooms!!  
**If you'd like to help sort Box Tops, send a note with your child and we will contact you!!  We appreciate all the help we can get!

 

 

 

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Box Tops for Education™ facts: 

 

  • Box Tops is one of America’s largest school earnings loyalty programs.
  • Over 80,000 k-8 schools participate.
  • Schools can use Box Tops cash to buy whatever they need.
  • You can send Box Tops to school anytime.
  • Each Box Top is worth 10¢ for your school.
  • Box Tops earnings are sent out to schools twice a year, in December and in April.