For several years OSD has used the nationally recognized PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support) Program to encourage positive student behavior. FOSD provided funds to purchase both weekly and end-of-year prizes, as well as Program T-shirts and notepads for all OSD staff and students.
FOSD paid for continued training of staff in the use of the wood shop Computer Numerical Controlled router, previously purchased by FOSD. Teaching students how to use this amazing piece of equipment will prepare graduates for well-paying jobs in manufacturing and construction.
FOSD will provide up to $150 per student who has graduated from OSD in the past 2 years, or is currently a junior or senior at OSD, for any fee associated with testing or admissions to an institution of higher education (e.g., test fees, vocational school, college, university).
A $2,500 fund was established to reimburse OSD employees up to $100 for special supplies–items which are not a standard part of a class, subject or activity, but are needed to better serve students.
FOSD purchased 6 new glass aquariums for the Science program to replace old, leaking, acrylic models. Each of the 6 high school Science classes is responsible for “their” aquarium and “their” fish. Besides learning how to select and care for the fish and maintain the aquarium, students acquire scientific knowledge of chemicals, water testing procedures, observation, and documentation skills.