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Okaw Valley Elementary School
319 North Washington
Bethany, Il.  61914


We at Okaw Valley Elementary School strive to give our students the foundations to become respectful, honest life-long learners.  Along with our parents and community we will instruct them in making good decisions to become productive citizens for the future.



Picture Day Reminder

Click on the link below to view the Picture Day Reminder poster.

Picture Day Flyer
Picture Day Reminder

PTO Meeting Schedule for 2014 - 2015

PTO meetings will be held the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:00pm. in the OVES Library.  The next meeting will be September 10th.  Come support your schools.




Student Accident Insurance

We recently renewed our contract with Markel Insurance to provide accident insurance for students.  It is the same program that has been available for students however there are a few administrative changes.  Markel Insurance is asking clients to use the link to their site for enrollment, claims and other features offered by Markel.  The website will be here temporarily and a permanent link on the left hand side of the district menu.  If you have questions concerning enrollment or other features contact Markel Insurance at 877-444-5014 or follow this link:  Markel Insurance 




Illinois recognizes Okaw Valley Elementary Academic's

On April 24, 2014 Okaw Valley Elementary received notice that it had been selected as one of 125 elementary, middle and high schools schools in the state to received the Academic Improvement Award. 

The criteria for Academic Improvement Awards in 2013 are substantial:

  • Show improvement of at least 7.5 points in state test scores in both reading and math between 2012 and 2013, or
  • Show an improvement of at least 15 points in state test scores in both reading and math between 2011 and 2013; and
  • Show an upward trend in state test results.

We always knew we have a caring and dedicated staff at OVES but occasionally it is nice to be recognized for the hard work that is performed by our staff each day.

Congratulations to the staff, students and parents of Okaw Valley Elementary School!






Important Dates


August 27th: Benchmarking/Art Day  DON'T FORGET TO BRING A PAINT SHIRT/SMOCK

August 29th: Early Dismissal School Improvement Day 12:00pm

September 1st: No School   Labor Day

September 4th: Open House  6:00pm. - 7:00pm

September 10th:  PTO Meeting   6:00pm in OVES Library








Perfect Attendance

Principal's Award



See your students grades, discipline and demographics.


Parents may access their son or daughter's grades through the STI Parent Portal on this website.

For parents that do not know their login information, please contact

Mr. McCausland by email dmccausland@okawvalley.org .





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