Welcome to the Oak Grove Lutheran School
-- For Grades 6-12 --
College Financial Aid Information
Senior students and parents are beginning the financial aid process in anticipation of going to and paying for college. North Dakota College Access Network, administered by Bank of North Dakota, is available to help answer questions, provide materials and offer assistance. They provide a PowerPoint presentation and can send you additional materials to assist with the process. Contact Peggy Peterson for more information.
Junior/Senior Parent Information
The timeline for students taking college entrance tests, such as ACT and SAT, begins in tenth grade when students have the opportunity to take the PLAN. The PLAN is a pre-ACT and is good preparation for students who will take the ACT in their junior year. Juniors take the PSAT (a pre-SAT test) in the fall of their junior year. In the winter and spring, juniors take the ACT and/or SAT. Seniors may retake the ACT and/or SAT in October and December and later if necessary.
A general guideline for whether to take the ACT or SAT has been that colleges in the central United States
tend to accept the ACT and colleges on the east and west coast tend to accept the SAT. Many colleges today will accept either one. To find out which test a college prefers, you can check their web site or call their admissions office of check books we have available in the counesling office and in the library (Barrens Profiles of American Colleges is my favorite). Students may retake the ACT and/or SAT as many times as they like. Studies show that 50% of the students who retake the ACT score at least 1 point higher. (25% score the same, and 25% score lower.)
The ACT tests four areas: English, Math, Science and Social Studies. A writing section has been added that some colleges are requiring. For more information about the ACT and which colleges require the writing section, visit http://www.act.org/. The SAT tests two areas Verbal and Math with an added writing section. For more information about the SAT or PSAT, visit http://www.collegeboard.com/.
Guidance Central on-line
(Choices: Planner and TestGear)
for Oak Grove students only - www.access.bridges.com
Site ID: 0104271 Password: lutheran
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It is the school counselor’s job to work with children in a variety of settings and to consult with teachers, parents and others regarding children's needs. The school counselor works with students to meet their needs on an academic level, help them to develop personally and socially, and also work with them on developing interests through career awareness and development.
Your child will have the opportunity to be involved in classroom guidance lessons, small groups with peers and individual meetings throughout the school year. The counselor conducts classroom guidance lessons with all the students on a rotating schedule on a variety of topics. Topics may include character education, bullying, self-esteem, personal safety, problem solving, good listening skills and career awareness to name a few. The counselor works together with classroom teachers to identify topics that will best meet the needs of the students in each classroom.
Small group opportunities are available to students. These groups work on issues such as friendship, study skills, self concept, or anger management. Individual meetings with students will occur through teacher, student or parent referrals. Please keep in mind that meeting with a school counselor does not always mean there is a problem or cause for concern. The goal is to work with all the students on a regular basis throughout the school year and build skills that help students successfully navigate difficult times.
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Recent Students News
Oak Grove Lutheran School Expands Elementary
and the Early Learning Center.
Please call about enrolling your children in
Pre-K, Kindergarten, and 1st Grade!
Oak Grove Lutheran School is pleased to announce the expansion of its Early Learning Center and Elementary School. Oak Grove has entered into a Purchase Agreement with Comstock Limited, LLC to acquire the building at 2710 32nd Ave South.
Mike Slette, President of Oak Grove says, “Small class sizes are a hallmark of the Oak Grove Elementary School experience with primary grades, K-2nd targeting 16-18 students per class and 18-20 students in 3rd through 5th. The low student-to-teacher ratio promotes a strong learning environment that consistently produces strong MAP and ND State Assessment test results that are well above state averages.” Currently we have two sections of rooms for every grade. This first stage of expansion will allow us to add a third section to our Kindergarten, Grade 1, and Pre-K. This also gives us the ability to comfortably spread the students between rooms, keeping our low student to teacher ratio. We are “Growing to Stay Small”.
“We love that the new expansion will also include a “Hands-On” Science Lab that can be used by all grades at the Elementary. Where else can Pre-K and Kindergarten students have hands-on science as part of their early learning experience? And having a computer room, library, and gymnasium available for this early age is amazing!” says Joe and Lisa Nicholas, Oak Grove Elementary parents. (Click the READ MORE below)
Oak Grove will celebrate the conclusion of the school year and students’ successes with the annual Convocations, Baccalaureate and Graduation Day for grades 6-12.
On Monday, May 20 – Activities Convocation. 10:00 a.m. in the Scheels Center
On Tuesday, May 21 – Academic Convocation. 10:00 a.m. in the Scheels Center
All parents are encouraged to attend the convocations to
celebrate the year. At the convocations, student extra-curricular, leadership, academic and athletic achievements are recognized, awards and honors are bestowed, Merit Based Scholarships are given, and senior college scholarships are announced. Please join us!
Sunday, May 26 – Baccalaureate and Graduation Day
10:00 a.m. Baccalaureate in Scheels Center. 2:00 P.M. Graduation in Scheels Center.
Student speakers are Valedictorian Bradley Conant, and
Salutatorian Tyler Christianson.
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