Fourth and fifth grade students are given a list of 800 words to study before taking a qualifying test at the building level. The top 15 spellers make up the school team and compete with other area schools of similar size for state recognition. Area competition takes place in mid-November.
Fourth and fifth grade students are given a set of practice problems as a study guide prior to the competition. The fifteen member team is selected through a local competition. Teams of three students compete at the regional level to solve problems during the timed competition in mid-March.
Fourth and fifth grade students compete against elementary schools in our region. The competition is based on the Indiana Department of Education Standards for Science, grades 5, 6, and 7. For additional information about the Indiana Standards see www.doe.state.in.us. Four Content Curriculum Standards are used on an annually rotating basis:
- Physical Science
- Earth Science
- Life Science
- Science, Technology, and Engineering
Outstanding Cardinals (Semester Awards) Grades K-5
Two times per year each classroom teachers nominates 1 Outstanding Cardinal per semester. Criteria: responsible, respectful behavior, positive attitude, leadership, coming to school prepared for learning, turning in assignments and other items on time and consistently meeting Oak Hill Student expectations.
Cardinal Awards (Grading Period Awards) Grades K-5
Each nine weeks students are recognized in their classrooms for academic achievement and excellence in other areas.
Teams of students are tasked with designing and building a robot to play against other teams in a game-based engineering challenge. Classroom STEM concepts are put to the test as students learn lifelong skills in teamwork, leadership, communications, and more.