Oak View Elementary is dedicated to students’ social and emotional development. Under the character committee, each class is given a “character word” to shape their classroom experience, and students are recognized for demonstrating positive character traits. Throughout the school year, students are given inquiry projects to cultivate teamwork, problem-solving, and presentation skills. Students take on leadership roles through Dragon Masters, a club for at-risk boys, and Girls on the Run. With a shared vision of creating a peaceful educational environment, members of the Oak View staff and community have worked hard to create a culture of peace, pride, and safety at school.