Principal's Welcome

  • Dear Oberle Family,

    On behalf of Petey Penguin and the William A. Oberle Jr. Elementary School Staff, it is my pleasure to welcome new and returning students and families to a great new academic year at the “O”!  We are slowly returning to normalcy and plan to continue our rich tradition of providing the very best education and supports for our developing students, all while making sure that their safety is our utmost concern.  As a Leader in Me School, our mission is to Develop Leaders: One Child at a Time with a vision to Develop Leaders: Today and tomorrow.  Reading literacy will continue to be the focus at Oberle.  We have developed programs internally and externally to meet every child where they are to support their literacy growth.

    Our staff has been eagerly planning in-person events; such as, winter and spring concerts; after-school clubs (I.e.: Science Explorers, Girls on the Run, basketball); Field Days; Field Trips; and school dances just to name a few.  The expectation is that school staff, students, parents, and community members join to make these events become reality.

    At Oberle, we call ourselves a family, but we cannot truly be a family without the support of our parents and community members.  I encourage all parents to become active members of our PTA.  The PTA allows parents to understand the critical issues and happenings at the school and to become active partners with a voice to instill change.  Parents are a vital part of the growth and development of our students. We expect parents to communicate with their student’s teachers and to become aware of our curriculum and resources to support student learning. 

    Once again, I welcome you to the 2022 – 2023 school year and look forward to working with all of you to prepare Oberle Elementary School students for the 21st century.  If you have issues and/or concerns, please feel free to contact me.  Only together can we all make Oberle a successful center for learning.


    Educationally Yours,


    Michael N. Scott