Oak Hill Middle School PTSA
Each year for the past several years, the Oak Hill Middle School PTSA has sponsored a
program known as the Spring Academy. The purpose of the Spring Academy is to offer a
series of workshops to Oak Hill Middle School students and their parents. The PTSA also
invites current fifth graders attending Oak Hill's two elementary feeder schools, Scott and
Vogel, to attend. This provides an opportunity for the future Wildcats and their parents to
become acquainted with the building and the staff and for all parents and students to participate
together in workshops focused on topics relevant to adolescents.
Oak Hill Middle School PTSA presented the 2005 Spring Academy on Thursday, March 3,
2005. The chairpersons of the Academy began working several months in advance to secure
speakers on current, relevant topics that students and parents alike would enjoy. Last year a
Hospitality Room was set-up to serve dinner to the speakers before the program and to offer
any last minute assistance that the speakers might need. We also offered cookies and drinks as
a "thank you" to all students and parents in attendance. The PTSA offers this all for no charge
to the participants.
Following is a listing of the workshops offered at the 2005 Spring Academy:
1. 	 All About Oak Hill Middle School for Fifth Graders and their Parents: This question
and answer session was presented by Principal Ken Wempe and a panel made up of
current Oak Hill Middle School students.
2. 	 Kick It Up!: An interactive kickboxing demonstration presented by Scott Heck of Elite
3. 	 Drug Trends of Today's Youth: A session presented by Tony Johnson and Cliff
Simpson ofEvansville Police Department's Narcotics Division.
4. 	 Don't Get Caught in the Mouse Trap: A session on internet chat room safety presented
by Gina Gist ofAlbion Fellow Bacon Center.
5. 	 Career Pathways: A session on preparing for your future presented by Kathy Brown of
Twenty-First Century Scholars.
6. 	 Credit Bureau Sa