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my on
Capstone Digital and the Indiana Department of Education's-Hoosier Family of Readers is proud to inform you your school will have an opportunity to access the largest collection of enhanced digital books called myON for the summer!myOn is also mobile on the iPad,Android Devices, Kindle Fire HD as well as Chrome books.
To get started and access myON, please follow these steps:
1. Go to www.hoosierfamilyofreaders.com
2. Click on the myON Books Icon
3. School name is Hoosier Family of Readers
(start typing and it will populate)
4. Username- read
5. Password-read

Find books that are appropriate for your student. There are books for all ages, so please encourage your students to read just right books for them!

Congratulations to Mrs. Kaufman!
She was named an IU Armstrong Teacher Educator for her work integrating technology into her classroom!
Jill Kaufman

Ox Bow Kindergarten
Enrollment Information

Important information regarding Kindergarten Registration

  1. Bring necessary paperwork to register your child:
    1. Birth Certificate (official health department certificate)
    2. Proof of Residency (lease or mortgage)
    3. Photo ID/Current Driver’s License
    4. Immunization/Shot Records (if possible)
  2. If you have questions about registering your child,
    please call 875-8538 and ask!
  3. Please feel free to come in and register anytime between 9 and 3:30. 
 Attendance Message for April

95.82% of our Ox Bow students were at school ready to learn in the month of April.  The attendance award winner for being the class with the highest attendance is Miss DePriest.  Congratulations

Welcome to Ox Bow Elementary School!

 Mr. Myers   By Mr. Kent Myers

Click here for Mr. Myers Monthly Message

Welcome to Ox Bow Elementary School!  We are very interested in keeping you informed about Ox Bow Elementary.  We are a K-4 elementary school and part of the Concord Community Schools between the cities of Elkhart and Goshen.   Our community is heavily involved in all of Concord Schools and is a great support of academics, athletic and music programs. Ox Bow staff and parents are committed and invested in providing students the best education they can receive as we build strong character and academic foundations in our children. 

Other important information about Ox Bow:

  • We have about 500 students with approximately one hundred students in each grade.
  • Class sizes are currently between 22-28 students per classroom.
  • Between 79%-84% of 3rd and 4th graders passed Language Arts and Math ISTEP tests in 2011-12 (due to technical issues at the state level we do not have 2012-13 scores at this time)
  • 96%of 3rd graders passed IREAD-3 in 2012-13
  • Students visit Ox Bow County Park four or more times each year (the park borders our property).
  • Ox Bow has a very involved and active PTO. Please email oxbowpto@gmail.com if you are interested in supporting a program.
  • We have a volunteer program called SOAR in which community members visit students every week for 30 minutes to provide academic support and build relationships with students. If you wish to participate and are willing to give 30 minutes each week, please contact Sarah Hooley at shooley@concord.k12.in.us  SOAR has supported 50-80 students each year.
  • To learn more about Ox Bow Elementary, please visit the Indiana Department of Education information site at http://compass.doe.in.gov/dashboard/overview.aspx?type=school&id=1723

If you still have questions or interest in finding out more about Ox Bow Elementary, please feel free to call the Ox Bow office at (574) 875-8538 or email me at kmyers@concord.k12.in.us

Kent Myers

  • 8:25 Student Arrival
  • 8:25 - 8:45 Breakfast
  • 8:50  Day Begins
  • 3:35  Day Ends
  • 3:45  Buses Leave

•Lunch Schedule

 Grade    Lunch    Recess
 4th Grade
  11:15- 11:35
  11:35 – 12:00
 Kindergarten   11:40 - 12:00
  12:00 - 12:25
 2nd Grade   12:05 - 12:25

12:25 - 12:50
 3rd Grade   12:30-12:50   12:50 – 1:15
 1st Grade
  12:55-1:15   1:15-1:35

Enrollment for all grade levels:
Bring the following documents:
  • Student's birth certificate or court document
    of guardianship
  • Parent/Guardian's driver's license
  • Proof of residency (Mortgage deed,
    current lease, etc)
  • Student's immunization records