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Our Mission is to inspire and prepare all students to realize their potential and enhance our global community.

Student Video Announcements 


Students at Charter Oak are constantly engaged in technology-rich learning opportunities as they exercise higher-level thinking on a regular basis. The video announcements help build a positive sense of community morale as students, families, and staff all share in conversations about what they see on the announcements. These videos showcase student reporters at all grade levels who interview other students who are living our IB Learner Profiles and Attitudes as role models for each other. They preview and review school events and provide discussion topics to help develop the home/school connection. Parents are encouraged to watch the video announcements at home with their children. 


The video announcements also provide many learning opportunities for students to share Action, be inspired by thoughtful quotes and questions, learn about current events, hear from inspirational public figures, and they give an opportunity for students to hone their presentation skills. We make constant connections to literacy with discussions and activities about editing and revising. Together, we work on writing, reading fluency and expression, volume, clarity, as well as non-verbal communication including making eye contact and gesturing. We reflect on challenges and successes and set goals for future recordings. More than anything, the video announcements fill students with pride. 



April 21, 2017 Week Wrap Up- Matthew, Leylani, Jayvias 

April 20, 2017 Styrofoam Action Group- What Do You Know About Styrofoam?  

April 7, 2017 Davih, Kayla & Lucas 

April 5, 2017 Jayme & Keiliany-  Inquiry Gallery Preview

April 3, 2017 Yarizmar & Jayme- Peek at the Week  

March 31, 2017 Violet, Preethy & A Mystery Reader!- World Autism Awareness Day 

March 29, 2017 Caleb, Angel & Felix- What's Been Happening at COIA! 

March 24, 2017 Madison, Jing & Salene- Week Wrap Up 

March 22, 2017 Maise, Addie, Daniel and Alexis- School in a Box 

March 20, 2017 Mikey, Lasya & Lennox- Preview of the Upcoming Week!  

March 13, 2017 Amya & Ayden- Highlighting Student Action on Learning 

March 8, 2017 Jordyn & Jade- Learning The Peace Pledge in Sign Language 

March 6, 2017 Nathan, Shiny & Isaiah - The Week Ahead 

March 3, 2017 Read Across America Week: "Fox in Socks"  

March 2, 2017 Read Across America Week: "Green Eggs & Ham/Huevos Verdes con Jamón"  

March 1, 2017 Read Across America Week: "I'm NOT Getting Up Today!" 

February 28, 2017 Read Across America Week: "The Lorax"

February 27, 2017 Read Across America Week: "The Cat in the Hat"  

February 24, 2017 Portia, Liam & Maria- Read Across America Week: Dr. Suess Style!

February 17, 2017 Lily & Caleb- Week Wrap Up! 

February 15, 2017 3rd Graders- "Go Green!" 

February 8, 2017 Jade, Kayla, Owen, Kemily & Adriana- RETHINK Your Old Sneakers!

February 6, 2017 Leila, Ethan & Ariel- The Week Ahead

February 3, 2017 Charter Oak is Special Because... 

February 1, 2017 Steven, Angelishka & Dominic- The Traditions of the Chinese New Year

January 30, 2017 Naliana, Saurya & Imani- The Week Ahead

January 27, 2017 Addie, Raphael & Kiara- Week Wrap Up!

January 25, 2017 Angelina, Khalil & Maisie- Spread Kindness! (We reference this video in ours) 

January 23, 2017 Elias, Alexis & Connor- The Week Ahead

January 20, 2017 Olivia, Valentina & Andrea

January 18, 2017 Miya, Victor & Riddhi- Introduction to Our Sign Language Dictionary

January 13, 2017 Azul & Connor- MLK Jr. Day 

January 11, 2016 The 5th Grade Field Experience at the United Nations (Thanks to a FWHPS grant!)

January 9, 2016 Aubree, Jalyn & Sama: Exploration Options Winter Session 2017

January 6, 2016 Christopher, Daphne & Daniel: A Look Back on Our Last Week of 2016 

December 14, 2016 Elijai & Azul: A Look Back 12/14/16 

December 12, 2016 Valentina, Connor & Solana: The Week Ahead 12.12.16

December 9, 2016 Ben, Rose & Eric: Human Rights Day

December 7, 2016 Action, Action, We've Got to Take ACTION! 

December 5, 2016 Kimberly, Cole & Linnea: A Look at the Week Ahead

December 2, 2016 Aidan, Bruno & Angelique 

November 30, 2016 Kelly, Mikey & Aaliyah- "I Shout, You Shout, We All Shout for Shout Outs!" 

November 28, 2016 Zoe & Preethy Preview of the Family Resource Center's December Family Academy

November 22, 2016 COIA is Thankful

November 17, 2016 Charter Oak Composts: Watch Us! Watch Us! 

November 14, 2016 A Look Back at Our Veteran's Day Celebration  

November 10, 2016 Charter Oak's New Mascot Announcement 

November 6, 2016 Behind the Scenes of the Mascot Caucus 

November 4, 2016 Lillian, Jayden & Ivanna: Week Wrap Up 

November 2, 2016 J.J. & Mia: Mascot Options #2 

October 31, 2016 Ethan, Heally & Kishon: The Week Ahead

October 28, 2016 Iriliz, Cindy & Joshua: Mascot Options #1

October 25, 2016 Thomas, David & Soleil: Red Ribbon Week

October 21, 2016 Alicia, Emily & Shawn: Looking Back on Our Past Week!

October 19, 2016 Lillyana, Jarrett & Talia: Preview of Fall 2016 Explorations Offerings

October 17, 2016 Charlie, Nelson & Fatma: What's Happening This Week? 

October 13, 2016 Who Will Be Our New Mascot?!? Let the Brainstorming Begin!

October 7, 2016 The Process of Building Our New School: From Planning to Present

October 5, 2016 Aly, David & Carlos Looking Back on Our Past Week!  

September 30, 2016 Jayden, Alex & Kenieliz Looking Back on Our Past Week! 

September 28, 2016 Nicole, Nicholas, Stephanie: Ice Cream Social & IB at Home

September 23, 2016 Ana Lara, Chloe & Rayanna Looking Back on Our Past Week!

September 21, 2016 Landon, Rayanna, Sophia, David, Bela and of course JOHNNY!: What is Peace? #2 in the Johnny Series!

September 19, 2016 Tristin, Viktor & Mariana 

September 16, 2016 Daphne, Riddhi, Connor, Maisie, Miya 

September 13, 2016 David, J.J., Faith: Mission: Understand COIA & the IB Mission Statement

September 11, 2016 A.J., Bela & Logan: All About the Video Announcements 




Upcoming Events

Charter Oak International Academy

425 Oakwood Ave., West Hartford, CT 06110

Juan Melián, Principal

T: 860-233-8506

F: 860-231-9654

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