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West Orange Times & Observer Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022 3 months ago

OACS principal presents charter school year in review

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Pam Dwyer shared highlights from the previous school year.
by: Amy Quesinberry Community Editor

Pam Dwyer, principal of Oakland Avenue Charter School, appeared before the Oakland Town Commission Tuesday, Aug. 23, to share highlights from the 2021-22 school year.

She praised the PTO for its generosity. The organization held five spirit restaurant nights, the school’s annual gala, and the Mega Blast and Boosterthon Fun Run fundraisers, which netted more than $60,000.

The PTO assisted in the purchase of a digital marquee and installation of the VPK playground and donated back fundraising money to purchase an interactive display board and cover for the back playground.

Technology integrations continued, Dwyer said, moving the school closer to 100% 1:1 digital learning.

She also shared statistics on enrollment; student scores; and the school’s literacy, legacy, butterfly, National Elementary Honor Society and science programs.

“Overall, it wasn’t an easier year, it was easier than the two before … but it was definitely a great year,” Dwyer said. “We are very fortunate to have a staff and individuals who are willing to go above and beyond to do the best for our Eagles.

“We continue to be appreciative of your support of the school,” she told the commission.

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Amy Quesinberry is the community editor of the West Orange Times & Observer and the Windermere Observer. She was born and raised in Winter Garden, grew up reading the community newspaper and has been employed there as a writer, photographer and editor since 1990....

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