New School Year, New Opportunities in Oskaloosa Schools

An Oskaloosa School District Press Release

The 2022-23 school year is well underway in the Oskaloosa Community School District. Our administration, staff, and I are pleased with the positive energy students are bringing to class each and every day. We’re off to a wonderful start!

This school year, we aim to celebrate our successes and share our opportunities for growth with the community.

Oskaloosa High School is proudly offering 202 total courses for our students. The variety of options, including fundamental courses and electives, ensures students receive a well-rounded education catered to their personal interests and college and career objectives.

Our high school also offers concurrent credit courses, in which enrolled students can simultaneously earn high school credits toward graduation, along with college credits at William Penn University or Indian Hills Community College.

We have focused on providing work-based learning opportunities for students who have their future careers already in mind. By partnering with IHCC, our high school now provides career academies for students interested in nursing, welding, and construction trades. Additionally, OHS offers apprenticeships in HVAC, electrical, construction, and welding. No matter which courses students choose, small class sizes are ensured to offer them the individualized attention they need and deserve.

Oskaloosa Middle School is also expanding the range of learning opportunities offered to students. The Summer Jump Start program allows students to continue their reading and/or math learning year-round, with the support of our education professionals. Our administration has also stressed the importance of future planning by offering students the opportunity for career exploration. Optimal student learning continues to be supported through small class sizes at OMS.

Similarly, our elementary school boasts an excellent student-to-teacher ratio. We have made small class sizes a priority. We are very proud that our average class size at OES is less than 19 students with many even smaller than that. OES is also prioritizing interventions for students needing additional support with their reading and math learning. In addition, band and orchestra has been made available to all students interested in learning an instrument.

There’s much to be excited about in Oskaloosa schools this year! Each year, we will continue to make steady progress in expanding educational opportunities for our students. This means pursuing our mission of Engaging All Students to Embrace the Power of Learning.

Thank you to the Oskaloosa community for your continued support of our school district and the students we serve! #AllIn

Mike Fisher is superintendent of the Oskaloosa Community School District

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