ODS @ SMS


There are some skills to be developed, some knowledge to be gained and some attitudes to be encouraged which can best be accomplished outdoors!

If your child has Mr. Scanlan. Mrs. Oja or Mrs. Varela for 3rd period, they will go to ODS Week 1: May 8-10

If your child has Mr. Schulze, Mrs. Erwin or Mr. Demianew for 3rd period, they will go to ODS Week 2: May 15-17

If your child has Mr. Summerfield, Mrs. Bodewig or Mrs. Nelson for 3rd period, they will go to ODS Week 3: May 22-24

ODS Educational Goals

Give the opportunity for young adults to develop leadership potential through direct contact with sixth grade students.

Develop positive attitude exchange between teacher and students.

Provide the opportunity for the non-academic student to participate in activities which place them on an equal basis with the more academically oriented student.

Give the opportunity for all students to apply the academic skills gained in the classroom to the real-life situations found in the natural environment.

Give the opportunity for students to bring activities and knowledge gained in the outdoor setting back to the classroom to generalize about similar situations studied.

Provide activities that will enable the sixth grade student to see the interrelationships of man with natural and man-made environments and the interrelationship of our natural resources.

Bring students from different classrooms together to work and live cooperatively for an extended period in an outdoor setting.

Provide a way for teachers to utilize methods and opportunities which are not available in the classroom.

Give teachers an opportunity to share their skills, techniques, and materials with one another.