November 2014  
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High Ability
Identification Begins

The identification process for the High Ability Program is beginning for the 2015-2016 school year.
The screening pool, based on previous test scores, teacher recommendation, and/or parent recommendation, is currently
being established; letters will be sent to the parents of students who qualify for the initial assessments.  Those students will then receive further testing beginning in January.  Please watch for this important information.

 If you would like for your kindergarten, second or
fourth grade child to be
considered for High Ability testing, please contact Elizabeth King, High Ability Teacher, by November 21st.  If you have questions, please contact Elizabeth King at
574-875-8538, ext. 82158, or by email at

Attendance Message for October

96.5% of Ox Bow students were in school for the month

88% of Ox Bow students were not tardy for the month

Mrs. Kirkton’s class is our Attendance ribbon winner for the month of October.

Congratulations to Mrs. Kirktons class!

Concord Ox Bow
& Tardy

Help your child succeed in school by building the habit of good attendance NOW!  Did you know that too many absences can
cause children to fall behind in school.  Children who miss too many days in Kindergarten and first grade can struggle academically in later years.  They often have trouble mastering reading by the
end of third grade.
Be at school on time, every day, ready to learn!
 Students, come to school every day,
be on time, and do not leave early!
No tardies!
No early checkouts!
No absences

Welcome to Ox Bow Elementary School!

 Mr. Myers   By Mr. Kent Myers

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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 20-29 students per classroom.
  • We consistently have between 85-95% of our students in 3rd and 4th grade pass Math and English/Language Arts ISTEP tests.
  • Very few students do not pass IREAD-3 (3rd grade state reading test)
  • 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 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  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

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

Kent Myers

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

    Tuesday Late Arrival Day
  • 8:55 Student Arrival
  • 8:55 - 9:15 Breakfast
  • 9:20  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