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

Students in Action

 

 

 

 

Student Video Announcements

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 fr future recordings. More than anything, the video announcements fill students with pride. 

 

 

 

 

  

June 9th, 2016: May & June Star Student and Academic & Citizenship Awards

 

May 20th, 2016 Highlights from the Egg Drop! 

May 18th, STOP...DROP...THROW an EGG DOWN and get ready to ROCK! 

May 13th, 2016 Egg Drop Promo 

May 11th, 2016 A Trip Down Memory Lane: Memories from Celebrating Charter Oak Part 1

May 9th, 2016 Upcoming School Events (Talent Show & Egg Drop)

May 6th, 2016 Asante Sana for Education Fundraiser: Coins for College 

May 4th, 2016 Global Connect Project: What Makes Charter Oak Special?!?! 

April 29th, 2016 Global Connect Project: A Day in the Life of Students in Switzerland and Kuwait

April 27th, 2016 Celebrating Charter Oak: History Part 2: WAY BACK WEDNESDAY!

April 25th, 2016 Global Connect Project: A Day in the Life of a Charter Oak Student

April 22nd, 2016 Celebrating Charter Oak: History Part 1 

April 20th, 2016 Wondering Wednesday: What is School Like Around the World? 

April 8th, 2016 Inquiry Gallery Slide Show & Family Video Announcements

April 7th, 2016 Behind the Scenes with Charter Oak's OM Team

April 4th, 2016 Inquiry Gallery Promo 

April 1st, 2016 Exciting News About Special Features for our New School! 

March 30th, 2016 Inquiring About... The Materials and Tools Used to Build Our New School 

March 28th, 2016 World Autism Awareness Day Information Video 

March 24th, 2016 Slideshow from Our Spring Family Academy

March 23rd, 2016 Inquiring About the New Building: When Will it be Done? How Does it Compare in Numbers and Size to Our Current School? 

March 18th, 2016 Wear Your Crazy Socks on Monday to Support World Down Syndrome Day! (and an update from "Crafty Kids!")  

March 16th, 2016 Inquiring About...Where Will Everything Be Located Next Year in Our New School?!?! with Director of Plant and Facilities for the Town of West Hartford, Bob Palmer 

March 14th, 2016 Blast Off to the FRC's Family Academy and the Town-Wide Food Drive

March 11th, 2016 Crafty Kids Commercial- A Student Created and Led Business

March 9th, 2016 Inquiring about the Technology in Our New School

March 7th, 2016 Advice for Student-Led Conferences, a student produced video by David and Nelson

March 4th, 2016 #IB-BookitForward

March 3rd, 2016 Inquiring about the Roundness of Our New School 

February 26th, 2016 Recess Around the World: Learning Games from Different Cultures

February 24th, 2016 Inquiring about the New Building: A Chance to Get Your Questions Answered!

February 22nd, 2016 Science Night Promo 

February 19th, 2016 Snowmen Around the World 

February 17th, 2016 Cultural Day Promo: Star Races Around the World

February 12th, 2016 Behind the Scenes of Our New School- Through Students' Eyes

February 10th, 2016 Wondering Wednesday: Part #2- An Interview with Dan DiNoia, Safety Engineer, Fusco (#5 in The Workers Behind Our New School Series) 

February 3rd, 2016 Wondering Wednesday: An Interview with Dan DiNoia, Safety Engineer, Fusco (#4 in The Workers Behind Our New School Series) 

February 1, 2016 Culture at COIA: #1: Soleil, Hailey, Iriliz 

January 29, 2016 Healthy Homework Habits: Mrs. Hawkin's Clas (featuring: Nicky, Travis and Gabriel)

January 20, 2016 Upcoming COIA Events in January: Bingo Night, FRC Play Week, UCONN Game

January 15, 2016 Cooking with Charter Oak: Healthy and Fun Snacks! Faith, Fatma and Nicole

January 13, 2016 Wondering Wednesday: An Interview with Dan Burnetty, Mason Foreman (#3 in The Workers Behind Our New School Series)

January 11, 2016 Marvelous IB Monday: Shout Outs!- J.J., Bela, Chloe

January 7, 2016- 2016: Starting the New Year with Healthy Eating and Exercise! Ana Lara, Thomas, Sophia 

January 6, 2016 Wondering Wednesday: What will the Sound and Light in our NEW school be like? Talia, Viktor & David

December 23, 2015 Wondering Wednesday: An Interview with Jeff Luzzi, Project Manager from Fusco (#2 in The Workers Behind Our New School Series) 

December 21, 2015 ESOL Students of the Month/Recess Around the World

December 18, 2015 Freelance Friday: Composting Club

December 16, 2015 Wondering Wednesday: An Interview with Bob Palmer (#1 in The Workers Behind Our New School Series) 

December 4, 2015 We are #COIA, we are #UNselfie, we #takeaction  

December 2, 2015 Did You Ever Wonder...What IS Geothermal Energy? 

November 30, 2015 COIA Student News: Current Events

November 24, 2015 We are #COIA, We are #UNselfie, We are #thankful 

November 20, 2015 The Faces Behind the Machines: An Interview with a Construction Worker

November 18, 2015 Wondering Wednesday: New Building Guessing Game #2- Lusianna, Yomairalyz, and Nyla 

November 16, 2015 Crayons for Cancer: A Student Action Project- Juan Felipe, Travis, Leila, Liziris

November 13, 2015 A Look At Our Veteran's Day Celebration 2015 

November 11, 2015 New School Mystery Guessing Game #1- Tomas and Jessica

 November 9, 2015 A Look Inside Student Led Conferences- Chloe, Jayden and Jordan

November 6, 2015 Laying the Foundation for Our NEW School- Principal Melian, Celia, and Michael 

November 2, 2015 Election Day- Michael, Celia and Sarah 

October 30, 2015 FreeLance Friday- "What's it All About?" Explained in Stop-Motion by: Garrison, Andrew and Tyler

October 28, 2015 Red Ribbon Week- "Be the Change You Wish to See in the World": Patrick, Gabriel, Danejah

October 26, 2015 A Virtual Tour of the Construction of Our New School Building

October 23, 2015 Masquerade Ball: Aidan, Justin and Kaylani

October 21, 2015 Ways Our New Building is Sustainable (Part 2): Anna Mae, Alex, Makaila

October 19, 2015 Math Night Promotion: Kylee, Henry, Jaylen 

October 16, 2015 Farmer's Market: Natalie, Leo and Tyler

October 14, 2015 Ways Our New Building is Sustainable (Part 1): Passion, Ayla and Kyla

October 9, 2015- Bus Essential Agreements Elijai, Mariana, Anna Mae and Jarrett

October 7, 2015 - SURPRISE ANNOUNCEMENT! Juan Felipe, Leo and Yomairalyz

October 5, 2015 Ashton, Isabelle and Devin: The Be Homeful Project (Caring)

October 1, 2015 Liziris, Robert and Gabriel

September 18, 2015 Ahnye, Bryanna, Lyra 

September 10, 2015 Aseanni, Nicky and Andrew

September 4, 2015 Travis, Leila and Juan Felipe 

 

Past Student Video Announcements: 


2014-2015 Student Video Announcements

2013-2014 Student Video Announcments

 

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Student Led Conferences

Student Led Conferences 

 

Click here to see a video showing past student led conferences.

(Please note: We are in the process of updating this video and the contact information given is outdated. If you have any questions about student led conferences please contact the school.) 

Student Led Assemblies

Coming soon!

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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