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Sit Down with Cast of Mary Poppins, Jr.
Get to know four main cast members from the memorable presentation of Mary Poppins, Jr. at OVPA to capture for yourself a small glimpse of the “magic” behind each annual student production: Meet Anani Coleman (Mary Poppins), LaRon Samuels (Bert), Valerie Sutton (Jane Banks), and Ryan Tedford (Michael Banks). All four are fourth grade students, and represent well the connection that all participants develop with staff, other students, and the school theme during weeks of preparation and rehearsal for the annual event.
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After School With Mid-America Science Museum
A new after school care program at Mid-America Science Museum, entitled Science After School, is being planned in collaboration with the HSSD. To launch this project, a pilot program will be conducted beginning on January 7, 2019 and will be offered Monday through Friday from 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm until the end of the school year. At this time, Science After School will only be available for a maximum of 107 K-6 HSSD students. This pilot program will be the first of its kind in the state of Arkansas. Forms and fees are due December 10, 2018.
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Mary Poppins Production at Oaklawn Magnet
Join us November 13 and November 15 at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. for unforgettable student performances in Mary Poppins, Jr., at our OVPA Auditorium. The annual production is special for so many reasons, mostly because it includes all 1st-5th grade OVPA students who want to participate. Student actors, singers, dancers, and musicians are showcased each fall during this memorable play that is entirely arranged by staff and community volunteers. The Broadway-experience is free for students through fundraisers and other school support.
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HSSD Observes School Bus Safety Week
During National School Safety Week, officials across the U.S. work to educate students and staff about best safety practices for school buses. HSSD Deputy Superintendent Lloyd Jackson and Transportation Staff are working in all HSSD schools to ensure that every student has been updated on bus safety practices during a school presentation this week. Students are then also completing a live evacuation exercise where they exit a bus just as they would during a live emergency scenario.
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Principal's Message

Welcome To Oaklawn Visual & Performing Arts Magnet!

Jason Selig
Welcome to Oaklawn Visual and Performing Arts Magnet School!   My name is Jason Selig (Principal) and I I would like to introduce Kristen Gordon (Assistant Principal). We are very excited to begin our third year as principal and assistant principal here at Oaklawn Visual and Performing Arts Magnet as we work in partnership to ensure every student at Oaklawn Magnet is actively engaged in a rigorous arts-integrated learning experience while developing social-emotional skills that will foster resilience, perseverance, empathy and the ability to collaborate and communicate in a diverse learning and work community.   Oaklawn Magnet’s fundamental purpose is to ensure that all students learn and grow at high levels and therefore is extremely excited to begin a new journey, known as our PLC Journey, through the Arkansas Department of Education’s Professional Learning Communities (PLC) At Work Pilot Project.  This past summer Oaklawn Magnet was selected as one of nine schools out of seventy-four who applied in the state to embark on this journey to ensure that ALL students learn grade level essential skills and standards to prepare them for the next grade level and set the foundation for post-secondary success.

For the next three years our staff will be paired with a Solution Tree Associate to provide research based strategies to staff to accomplish our Mission, Vision, Values, and Goals, also known as, the Four Pillars of the PLC Process and to engage in an ongoing process in which staff work collaboratively in recurring cycles of collective inquiry and action research to achieve better results for the children we serve.  

We need the help of all parents to speak positively about our school and become involved in their child’s school simply supporting your child’s teacher and reading to students daily for twenty minutes throughout the school year! The Oaklawn Staff is extremely excited and motivated to provide all students the skills and knowledge needed to progress to the next grade level.  Our staff understands that it is our moral obligation to treat every student as if they were our own and guarantee students will learn at high levels and, if needed, will receive the extra time and support to do just that.

I appreciate all of your support for another fantastic school year filled with the Broadway Junior Play Mary Poppins, Annual Show Choir Performances, as well as Dance and Strings Recitals. I look forward to working with you to ensure the success of all of our students and hope you have a great year!!


Jason SeligOaklawn Visual and Performing Arts Magnet School Principal Email: seligj@hssd.net  Phone: (501)-623-2661