Military Families

More than half of all Active Duty members of the military have a family, according to the U.S. Department of Defense.  The almost 1,600,000 Active Duty family members are a valuable part of the military community and we welcome those who choose to make Oakwood home.
Oakwood Schools has created this resource page to help our military families find answers to questions, meet challenges and develop relationships.



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April 2023 Month of the Military Child

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Military Kids Club

More than two million children in the United States experience the benefits and challenges of being a military dependent.  Oakwood Schools is taking steps to provide these “military kids” the opportunity to build relationships and find comfort in their shared experiences through the District’s Military Kids Club.

“Knowing there is a group full of students who understand what you're going through, led by adults who can deliver specific lessons and opportunities to address these challenges, can be very comforting,” Harman School Counselor Michael Wadham said.

Group members at Harman and Smith Elementary meet regularly throughout the school year to participate in activities and spend time just sharing thoughts and feelings.

“We have done cards for Veteran's, holiday activities, games, sidewalk chalk to support our military, popsicles, picnics and more. Coming to the club, students feel like they are not alone and can identify with each other. There are friendships made and smiles shared when we meet,” Smith Elementary Counselor Amber Perrott said.

Club Activities

kids packing care packages
families at Veterans Day breakfast
Girl doing chalk on sidewalk
Zoom of club meeting
Kids meeting in Smith library
Family eating at Veterans Day breakfast
Girl at MKC meeting
Kids drawing chalk on sidewalk
meeting in library
meeting in library

Contact Information

Michael Wadham
Harman School

Jennifer Simpson
Oakwood Junior High School
Jodie Anderson
Lange School

Amber Perrott
Smith Elementary

Lori Desch
Oakwood High School

Amanda Ammer
Oakwood High School

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