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What makes Ossian Elementary Special?

What makes Ossian Elementary Special?

There are many components that make Ossian Elementary School a unique and special place. OES offers a variety of classes and activities that encourage and promote social, emotional and academic growth in a safe and innovative learning environment.

Please browse through the information below to access information that you feel you would like to know more about.
 
If, after searching our webpage you are interested in attending Ossian Elementary School, please contact the building principal by clicking on the NEW OES Student link. She will provide you with more information and schedule a building tour if you are interested.
 
Transfer students please click on the Transfer Students email link below to notify us of your specific requests (i.e. grades and ages of child(ren), etc. so we can direct you to the appropriate information.:
 
 
 
 

Technology in Our School

Technology in Our School  In this ever-changing world, Ossian Elementary School uses various technological media to enhance learning.
  • An iPad is distributed to each student for classroom and home use as assigned
  • Students have access to age-appropriate online media for research and daily classroom activities
  • Staff members use PC, MacBook Pro, and iPad as instructional aids
  • Core curriculum classrooms are equipped with Smartboards
  • All classrooms have LED projectors.

Our Curriculum

Our Curriculum

Ossian Elementary is accredited by the Indiana Department of Education, and provides students with instruction based on the Indiana Academic Standards.

Teachers use the Literacy Collaborative framework to teach language arts including reading, writing, and word study. Using this framework, teachers are able to meet with small guided reading groups and provide instruction to students at their instructional reading level. Teachers also conference with students on a regular basis in both reading and writing. This framework enables teachers to differentiate their instruction to meet the needs of all the students.  

In addition to language arts, teachers also provide differentiated math instruction. Teachers use formative assessments on a regular basis to guide the daily instruction they plan and provide for their students. Students participate in math groups as well as independent math activities. Teachers provide students with problems that require students to apply what they have learned to real-life situations.

Teachers also provide instruction in both science and social studies. Ossian also offers a four day rotation that enables students to participate in music, art, library, and PE. Our music teacher plans several music programs throughout the year and our PE teacher plans an end of the year activity day for students& teachers to participate in and celebrate the year.  

Accommodations are made for students who need extra support academically, emotionally, or physically (with a 504 or IEP on file) to ensure their success at Ossian Elementary School. For more information about special education services, click here

For additional information, visit our Principal’s Message.


Meet Our Staff

Meet Our Staff

Ossian Elementary staff members provide Ossian students with the tools to achieve personal and academic growth, while encouraging self-motivation, self-responsibility, and self accountability in our ever changing social, technological and educational environment. Ossian Elementary staff members include classroom, Title I, preschool, and special education teachers, principal and assistant principal, full time school nurse, guidance counselor, teaching assistants, Bear Care supervisors, food service, custodial, secretary, and treasurer. Learn more about our staff members here. 


Extracurricular Activities

Extracurricular Activities Ossian Elementary provides students various extracurricular activities in which students can choose to participate in. Teachers coach both the Math Bowl and Spell Team for fourth and fifth graders. Our fifth grade students may also participate in the National Spelling Bee where interested students study and challenge each other. The winner of the OES Spelling Bee goes on to compete at the Wells County Spelling Bee. The winners continue to proceed to the state and national levels. Each year Ossian students may also participate in the Science and Social Studies Fair.

Our music department offers students the opportunity to be in Jefferson Street Singers, Ringers, and STOMP. Jefferson Street Singers compete at the Circle of the State competition each year. The groups also perform throughout the year at various music programs.

In addition to these groups, Ossian Elementary fourth and fifth grade students may also participate in Student Council. Student Council works each year to improve our school and raise money for various charities.


Bear Care

Bear Care
Ossian Elementary offers before and after school care on a daily basis. Doors open for parents to check their child(ren) in starting at 6:30 am. Students participate in a various activities such as crafts, games, homework assistance, physical education time in the gym or outside, optional breakfast, along with other activities. After school, Bear Care stays open until 6:00 pm. Again students participate in multiple engaging activities until his/her parent arrives. Feel free to contact the school office for more specific information about Bear Care!
 
 

Our Preschool

Our Preschool
Ossian Elementary looks forward to offering a preschool class for your three, four, or five year old! Ossian will have a three day class or two day class. Having children begin their educational career in the same school that they will continue they education through fifth grade is a great advantage that other preschool programs are unable to offer. Our preschool teachers collaborate on a weekly basis with our kindergarten teachers to discuss student data, brainstorm instructional strategies, and to ensure their expectations are aligned with kindergarten expectations. For more information about our preschool programs contact the school office, or click here.
 
 

Ossian Bears Parents

Ossian Bears Parents

Join the Ossian Elementary PTO! This organization supports our teachers and students so many ways! Throughout the year they hold various fundraising events such as Scholastic Book Fairs, Daddy Daughter Dance night, and the annual Walk-a-thon. To learn more about becoming an active member of Ossian's PTO, click here. 

 
 
 

For More Information

For More Information

If after searching our webpage you are interested in attending Ossian Elementary School, please contact the building principal by clicking New OES Student. While school is in session, please contact the Ossian Elementary office at 260-622-4179. If during the summer months, please contact our Central Office at 260-622-4125 or to email, click here.

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