Dear School of the Osage Students, Families, and Community- 
As we move into this NEW year, it’s time to check with your students to understand what goals they have for the second semester. It is always good to remember that student goal accomplishment is something you can actively support and enhance- whether your son is striving for all A’s, your daughter wants to be fluent in French, your kindergartener wants to finish a chapter book, your oldest wants to fully apply a quadratic equation, or your youngest is all about a month-long streak of assignments submitted complete and on-time.
Some people are naturally gifted in the art of goal setting and attainment. Alas, I am not one of these people. It takes me a lot of time, and I am often exasperated and/or embarrassed that I can’t do it faster. This gives me considerable empathy for students who are also struggling to set and then manage their academic goals. 
As we move into this second semester, here are four questions you can ask your student(s) to help them focus on action and drive toward success:

  1. What can you DO today? 
  2. What are the next 3 steps you should take right now? 
  3. Who can help you? 
  4. How can you keep your goals visible daily at home and at school?

Back here on campus, we all stand ready to partner with your family to help ensure that we keep student success at the center of everything we do. The world may not be perfect; we may not be perfect.  But we are dedicated, persistent, and driven by the goal to RAISE EXCELLENCE, the Osage Way- in 2021 and beyond.

  • COMC and School of the Osage are partnering to bring staff and students access to medical care on campus. We are happy to introduce Mary Whitman as the provider for the School of the Osage Campus Clinic - click here.
  • The Lake of the Ozarks Soccer Association is starting their spring soccer season for students ages 4-16. Click here for the 2021 soccer season information and click here to sign up today. 
  • Senior Excellence, The Osage Way - click here.
  • Attendance guidelines are now at a Category 2 for home events. This increases the number of fans that can attend home events, as well as allowing the return of the pep band, tribe, etc.  Click here for more information.
  • Check out our COVID dashboard by  clicking here.
  • The Osage Cares January Challenge Eating Smart & Being Active in partnership with MU is offering a free 6 week class offered via zoom. Click here for more information. 
  • Please note Monday, January 18th is a holiday and there will be no childcare services or zoom calls. 

Be Well.

Dr. Laura Nelson
[email protected] 
*Indian Support Hotline: 
573-552-8878 or [email protected] 
OHS- 573-348-0115
OMS- 573-552-8326
HE- 573-365-5341
Additional Community Support Resources:
Hope House Food Pantry at (573) 365-0099
Camden County Community Assistance Hotline at (573) 346-6145  
Miller County Community Assistance Hotline at (573) 692-0426