Welcome to O'Bannon!

Parents:  Your student’s ISTEP+ Spring 2018 preliminary results will be available for you to review through the ISTEP+ Parent Portal beginning June 11. During the Parent’s Request for Rescore Window, June 11 – 22, you are able to view your student’s current score, performance level (Pass+, Pass, or Did Not Pass), and written responses to ISTEP+ Part 1 open-ended test items for each content area assessed.
Click here for: Parent Portal Guide

Here is a video that highlights the great things happening in our building.
We Are O'Bannon! 

The following information is about any future eLearning Days - when school is canceled by the School City of Hammond due to snow/cold.

 Watch this video to learn all about our eLearning Day... where to go, what to do, how to get help, etc.
All information is provided by some of
our 4th and 5th grade students! 

eLearning Day Video

Parent Information
This handout was sent home.

 Students in PACT, Kindergarten, 1st, or 2nd, click this link and then click your grade level to find directions and activities for the day.

Pre-K, K, 1, 2

Students in grades 3-5 should all go to:
Google Classroom
Just click the link above and log in using the username and password you use in class for your Chromebooks and follow your teacher's directions.
NOTE: If there is no log in screen at home for Google Classroom, make sure that you sign out of other Google/gmail accounts so that the students can sign in using their school account.

If you need help with logging in, you can contact
Mrs. Bradford at
If you need help with any of your assignments or activities, you can contact your classroom teacher.
Teacher Email Addresses

Our Symbaloo page - all of the sites we use in school plus others that are recommended for students. Just click this link and you'll have access to all of these great sites. 

O'Bannon students have worked hard this year
and earned this


Ascend Education announced today that Frank O’ Bannon Elementary School in Hammond, IN will receive a 2017 Gold Medal.   
The Gold Medal Award was established in 2010 to honor the schools or districts that best demonstrate a dedication to ensuring that all students become successful at math. The strategies employed by this year’s Gold Medal honorees made use of Ascend Math, an intensive online math intervention program, to assist struggling students. 
Students at Frank O’Bannon rank among the top of schools using Ascend Math for average objectives completed and levels completed. 

“We are using all of our Ascend licenses for our High Ability Math students in first through fifth grade,” reported Allison Lenz. “We offer two lab times, one before school and one the last half hour of the day to provide Ascend students with additional opportunities to work on the program. Ascend students meeting the weekly goal of completing 90 minutes and passing at least 3 post objectives, receive recognition during morning announcements.”

 “Congratulations to Frank O’Bannon Elementary students for the perseverance and hard work that led to their exceptional results,” said Kevin Briley, CEO of Ascend Education. ”Educators at Frank O’Bannon are clearly doing an incredible job.”

Frank O’Bannon Elementary will be featured on the Ascend Math website throughout the next year.  The complete honor roll can be viewed at  The school will receive a plaque commemorating their success. 
About Ascend Math®
Ascend Math is math intervention that provides each student with a unique study path through skill gaps at each level. Individual study plans are prescriptive, adaptive, and automatically assigned. In addition, Ascend Math provides all the interactive instruction each student needs.  Students using Ascend fill skill gaps quickly and often improve one to two grade levels the first few months. Real time data makes progress monitoring easy and gives teachers a quick snapshot on what needs to happen next.

 Ascend Math is written to rigorous state standards. Instruction is delivered in a logical math sequence and students can progress at their own pace and track their own progress and success. Ascend Math® is currently used by hundreds of schools and districts serving more than one hundred thousand students throughout the U.S. and Canada. Visit

Great job, O'Bannon!!!!!

Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz announced the 2016-17 Family Friendly Schools in September. Forty-four schools from across Indiana were selected based on their commitment to addressing the needs of Hoosier students while fostering the active involvement of families and the community in their school.
Frank O'Bannon Elementary is proud
to have been included on this list!

J U S T    B E    K I N D !

Do you know of a great book that you would like to see in our school library? Click this link and fill out the form to make your suggestion!
Thank you!  

Library Book Suggestions

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We will be updating information regularly.


Welcome to O'Bannon!

Our Mission: O'Bannon Elementary School provides an educational setting where everyone is accepted, respected, and challenged to be their BEST.

Our Vision: The O'Bannon community is committed to developing the total child in becoming a responsible, successful and caring citizen. We strive to assist every child in developing his or her potential through effective education; ensuring that each child will become a problem solver, critical thinker, life-long learner, a proactive citizen, a productive citizen, an effective communicator, and a confident individual.

The O'Bannon Pledge

I am an O’Bannon Learner.

I am a unique and important person.

I take full responsibility for my actions

because I am responsible for my life.

I respect others.

I have a positive attitude.

I take pride in my work.

I learn the skills to achieve.

I am an O’Bannon Learner.

I am a unique and important person.

It is the policy of O'Bannon Elementary School not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or handicap in its programs as required by the Indiana Civil Rights Act (I.C. 22-9.1), Title VI and VII (Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX (Educational Amendments), and Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973).

How to find us

New IN Race/Ethnicity Reporting Requirement
Letter to Parents: English- Spanish ; Brochure: English - Spanish
Reporting Form: English - Spanish

Keeping Children Home When They Are Ill: English - Spanish
Fact Sheets: Pertussis (Whooping Cough) ; Meningococcal Disease: English - Spanish

It is the policy of the School City of Hammond not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin,age or handicap in its programs as required by the Indiana Civil Rights Act (I.C. 22-9.1), Title VI and VII (Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX (Educational Amendments), and Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973).
Si usted necesita información acerca del School City of Hammond (las escuelas públicas de Hammond), de alguna escuela de nuestro distrito en particular, o de algún programa en español u otro idioma, por favor, llame a nuestro departamento de educación bilingüe si necesita ayuda al (219) 933-2455.

Allison Lenzo Principal

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