Osage City Elementary School recognizes students who read to achieve. In order to emphasize the importance of reading, OCES supports the AR Program or Awesome Readers
Program. This program uses Accelerated Reader which is available at OCES. Any student in grade K-2 earns 1 entry per 1/2 AR point earned at grade level or teacher approved level for an AR test passed at 80% or higher accuracy. Any student in grade 3-5 earns 1 entry per 1 AR point earned at grade level or teacher approved level for an AR test passed at 80% or higher accuracy. Each AR test passed enables a student to pick a charm, bookmark or some other prize from the AR table. Each week a drawing is held from the entries. One student from K-2 and one student from 3-5 are drawn as the Awesome Readers for the week. These students are then recognized at a home high school athletic event or school assembly. The students are also presented AR t-shirts by members of a high school athletic team or OCES faculty. Thank you to our Awesome Reader sponsors: Kiwanis Club of Osage City, the Conrad Carlson Foundation, and Casey's General Stores.