Dear Oaklandon Visitor,
Welcome to Oaklandon Elementary School. Oaklandon is the proud home to a diverse student population in grades 1st-6th. At Oaklandon we seek to provide students with a variety of opportunities to enhance their unique abilities, talents, interests, and personal/social emotional needs in a caring and challenging environment where they can feel safe and encouraged.
Oaklandon Elementary was designated as a STEM Certified School in 2020 by the Indiana Department of Education. Oaklandon has a dedicated and experienced staff, each of whom is committed to academic excellence and building strong character in their students through character based morning meetings and our SOAR expectations. We strive to offer a variety of rigorous learning experiences that will inspire innovative thinkers and develop confident life long learners. Our staff incorporates strategies into teaching and learning so students utilize and improve skills such as effective communication, critical thinking, collaboration, and problem solving. Students practice using these skills throughout the day in our subject areas especially during our STEM block (Math, Science, and Project Lead the Way) and Humanities block (Reading, Writing, and Social Studies).
Environmental studies are at the core of our curriculum. Our students develop a respect and understanding for the world they live in by participating in hands-on experiences. Oaklandon has an outdoor learning laboratory, pond ecosystem, and vegetable and flower gardens. Students have the opportunity to work in these areas year around so they can see first-hand how these environments change and the living creatures adapt.
I encourage you to learn more about all of the wonderful opportunities we have here at Oaklandon through our website, Facebook, phone call, or a tour of our fantastic school.
Jennifer Sheets, Principal