Our School's Mission Statement:

“Ooltewah Middle School provides an environment that cultivates a caring community of proactive citizens, productive life-long learners, and individuals who are challenged to grow in the pursuit of knowledge.”


 OMS Summer Office Hours:

(Monday-Thursday) 8:00-11:00


 

 Are you a rising 6th grader zoned for OMS this coming school year?!
Join Us for the OMS 2016-2017 6th Grade Owl Orientation Night!

 


 

This summer all students will be reading Wonder by RJ Palacio. 

Rising 7th and 8th graders received a copy of the book along with their summer reading assignment. 

The assignment will be due the first week of school.


 CONGRATULATIONS to The Whoo Yearbook Staff for the 2016-2017 school year! 

There were 40 applicants and it was tough to choose a staff from so many wonderful people. 

Rebecca Cordova

Brooklyn Evans

Autumn Fisher

Danielle Hoskins

Ashlynn Ireland

Amy Johnson

Angel Jones

Athina Jurado

Sara Mathews

Josh Pectol

Maria Perez

Alejandra Rocha

Karina Rocha

Kaya Selzer

Samantha Vazquez

Michala Woods


 

 

Congratulations to the following 7th grade Owls who earned state recognition in the Duke TIP program for their scores on the ACT:

Melissa Coe (Science)

Kelly Hickman (English)

Rene Howard (English & Reading)

Riley Owen (Reading)

Serena Priestley (English, Reading & Science)

Mattie Purcell (English)

Other students who earned qualifying scores based on TCAP and who participated in this year's Duke TIP ACT program includes:

Brandi Baxa

Alex Driscol

Luna Omeragic

Will Richard

Rachel Schreur

Jonathan Tran

Alyssa White


 

 In the Event of a Two hour Delay-OMS will adhere to the following schedule:

9:15-all students are to report to homeroom

Teams determine core class schedule

Lunch times will remain the same

Related Arts Class Times:

9:30-10:00           7A

10:05-10:35         7B

10:40-11:10         Planning

11:15-11:45         6A

11:50-12:20         6B

12:40-1:10          8A

1:15-1:45            8B 


 

Appropriate Shorts and capris may be only be worn before Fall Break and after Spring Break

Spirit Shirts may be worn on

Tuesdays and designated dress down days only

 

  


 

Hamilton County Summer School will be available for those in need.

Session dates: June 6th-July 14th $250.00 per course

Contact your grade level counselor or administrator for details.

May be paid online:  http://osp.osmsinc.com/hamiltontn

 


 

  OMS Renaissance Program Overview: 

Dear Parents and Students: 

As we begin another great school year, we have some changes to our Renaissance Program that we would like to share. In previous years, we have used both the Rapid Rewards and Renaissance programs to promote academic and behavioral accountability among students. Upon review of the two programs, we noticed several instances of overlapping ideology. Therefore, we have modified the rewards programs to better serve our students and to allow them more chances to earn the rewards. Our goal is still to reward those students who are able to maintain outstanding academic achievement along with outstanding conduct. You will find the new requirements and rewards for each level of the Renaissance program below: 

Red Level-Highest reward level, these students must maintain an average of 93+ in every class for an entire quarter. Students must have all S’s in conduct in order to achieve this reward level. Students cannot receive any disciplinary referrals in order to be eligible for this level.

 

Rewards for Red Level students:

·       Students may dress down on Mondays and Thursday in school appropriate jeans & an appropriate out-of-dress-code shirt. (However, blue jean shorts are not allowed.) 

·       Students will receive four (4) free passes to any home athletic game. 

·       Special lunch seating privileges when available 

·       Other privileges/rewards when available 

Silver Level-Second highest reward level, these students have maintained an average of 85+ in each class for the entire quarter. Students must have all S’s in conduct in order to achieve this reward level. Students cannot receive any disciplinary referrals in order to be eligible for this level. 

Rewards for Silver Level Students: 

·       Students may dress down every Thursday in school appropriate jeans and an appropriate out-of-dress-code shirt. (However, blue jean shorts are not allowed.) 

·       Students will receive two (2) free passes to any home athletic game. 

·       Special lunch seating privileges when available 

·       Other privileges/rewards when available 

White Level-This level is designated to reward students who have perfect attendance (students are considered in attendance if they are in school for 4 or more periods). Students must have all S’s in conduct in order to achieve this reward level. Students cannot receive any disciplinary referrals in order to be eligible for this level.

Rewards for White Level Students:

·       Students will receive three (3) Dress Down passes where they may wear school appropriate jeans and an out-of-dress-code shirt. Students must have the pass with them in order to dress down. 

·       Other privileges/rewards when available 

(Only students who have grades from Ooltewah Middle School for the previous quarter qualify for this program. Students who transfer will be eligible for the following quarter of the Renaissance program.)  

**All Renaissance privileges are subject to change as deemed necessary by the administration of Ooltewah Middle School.
 


OHS 9th Grade Summer Reading: 

Yearlong combined Honors English 9 and Honors World History 

Princess-Jean Sassoon(due in August) 

To Kill a Mockingbird-Harper Lee(due in January) 

Students are to read both novels and maintain dialectic journals for each. The journals should contain 40 quotes per novel; include page numbers (location numbers are fine for Kindle). Dialectical journals must be typed. Be sure to demonstrate that you have read the entire book by gathering quotes throughout the text. The journals for To Kill a Mockingbird will not be due until second semester. If you are unsure about how to complete a dialectic journal, you may email Ms. Howe at howe_ashley@hcde.org. 

Semester long Honors English 9 

Great Expectations- Charles Dickens 

Students are to read the novel and maintain a dialectic journal. The journals should contain 40 quotes per novel; include page numbers (location numbers are fine for Kindle). Dialectical journals must be typed. Be sure to demonstrate that you have read the entire book by gathering quotes throughout the text. Journals will be due the first day of school. 

Sample Dialectical Journal  

Standard English 9 

Oliver Twist-Charles Dickens 

Students are to read the novel and maintain a dialectic journal. The journals should contain 40 quotes per novel; include page numbers (location numbers are fine for Kindle). Dialectical journals must be typed. Be sure to demonstrate that you have read the entire book by gathering quotes throughout the text. Journals will be due the first day of school.


 

 Parent/ Student Athletic Handbook, Physical forms, and Concussion policy paperwork available in the forms section


 

  Free and reduced lunch applications must be completed and re-submitted every school year. Click here for a 2015-2016 application: https://www.schoollunchapp.com/District.aspx


  • Utilizing the school agenda mate is a great way to track your child's assignments
  • Any time a student rides the bus home with someone, both students are required to provide a note to the front office by 8:30am on that day
  • Tutoring is now available on all grade levels! Please contact your child's teamleader via email to make arrangements, if needed.

 


 

Ooltewah Middle School would like to thank McKee Foods for their generous donation of $10,000.00 to support our

English/Language Arts classrooms. All money donated will be used to enhance classroom libraries. Our learning community will benefit greatly from this contribution-thank you McKee! 


 Ooltewah Middle School

Tutoring Opportunities 2016-2017 

 



 

  

Introducing Ooltewah Middle School’s Follett Shelf, an ebook collection from the OMS library. Ebooks can be checked out and read from any internet connected computer or tablet, at home or at school. The web address for accessing Follett Shelf is https://wbb53245.follettshelf.com. Please see Mrs. Wooden in the library to get your username and password.



 

Nominate your favorite teacher for the Golden Apple Award!

www.wdef.com/goldenapple  

 


  School Breakfast/Lunch Menus:

http://www.hcde.org/?PN=Pages&SubP=Level1Page&L=2&DivisionID=14531&DepartmentID=15137&PageID=20930&ToggleSideNav=ShowAll


 

A big thank you to Commissioner Chester Bankston for providing new bleachers for our OMS Softball field.  Mr. Bankston has shown a continual investment in the betterment of our local schools.


 

 

2016-2017 6th Grade Orientation
Ooltewah Middle School Leads Hamilton County Schools on Facebook

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Angela Washington-President   Cydni Myers-Vice-President   Amy Williams-Secretary   Adrienne Williams-Treasurer

  
Parent Guide to the new Tennessee Standardized Testing Program: http://tn.gov/education/article/tnready-parent-guide

  
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