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.”

 

Doors open at 6:45, late bell at 7:15

Dismissal begins at 2:15

 

 

We are thrilled to announce after a  rigorous application process,  that Ooltewah Middle School, in partnership with Volkswagen, the State of Tennessee and the Public Education Foundation, has been selected as a Volkswagen eLab recipient for the 2018-2019 school year.

Eight schools were selected this year in Hamilton County. We look forward to providing a space for students to fabricate, prototype, and further develop problem solving and design thinking skills.

As we move forward in the process, we will keep our OMS community informed and updated.

Special thanks the teachers involved in the grant writing and presentation process.


 Congratulations to our OMS Geography Bee winners:

1st place-Blake Johnson

2nd place-Josh Pectol

3rd place-Kenlie Almonor

 

 Earning money for your school is now easier than ever! Your school earns a point for every dollar you spend at Food City.*The more points earned, the bigger the share of the $700,000 we’re giving away! Take the challenge and link your school!

Link your Food City

ValuCard to Ooltewah Middle!

foodcity.com/schoolbucks 

(use PLU #60068 or search Ooltewah Middle)


 

www.busreport.com.

 Have a bus complaint?  Let your voice be heard!

1)      Enter the website above in your browser.

2)      Select either complaint or compliment.

3)      Enter Tennessee in the state/province box and select Chattanooga.

4)      Simply answer the questions and enter a detailed description of the complaint.


 

STRIVE for Less than FIVE

 Highest Attendance Reward Competition!

“Don’t break our Hearts, be here every day” attendance campaign begins today!  So talk to your friends and get them to school every day the month of February!  This campaign is only 19 school days and there is no time to lose!

There will be a winning team from EVERY GRADE this time……the team from each grade level with the highest average attendance over the next 19 school days will win:

  1. Dress down passes for      the entire team
  2. A special Bingo game      with prizes for winners
  3. Activity time outside      (if weather is warm enough)

In addition to our Team winners,

ALL students with Perfect Attendance will receive a dress down pass as well as have their name entered in a drawing (to be held on Friday, March 2nd) for an iTunes gift card. 

Team charts have been posted in the cafeteria, be sure to check them daily for your team’s average!

So Don’t break our hearts, be here every day!


 

Important Calendar Dates:  

 

Cheerleading Interest Meeting-March 6 (6pm)

8th graders register for OHS Freshmen courses-March 9 (in class)

OMS Engage Night- March 15 (6-7:30pm.....5:30 IB presentation for 8th graders)

No School-March 16

Report Cards- March 23

8th Grade College Visit Field Trips-March 29

Spring Break- March 30- April 8

OHS Open House for Rising Freshmen- April 12

Discovery Night for 5th graders-April 17

Last Day for Students-May 24

 

Free/Reduced Lunch Application:

www.hamilton.schoollunchapp.com


 

2017-2018 OMS Peer Mediators

 

6th Graders

Kylie Dickson

Aaron Garcia

Christopher Marquez

Kaylee Pockington

Kyera Reese

Noah Stephens

Anna Unger

Rily Wilt

 

7th Graders

Ema Beganovic

Cole Boyd

La'Nari Davis

Jaleah Harris

Evan Ellis

Rhashaad Hinton

Andrew Sumner

 

8th graders

Zachary Cates

Cristian Ortiz

Vidhi Patel

Pectol Joshua

Cathrine Watkins

Jadah Well

Jamiyla Whitaker 


 

Ooltewah Middle School

Dress Down Day Dress Code

Clothing should be school appropriate.

 

Students may wear:

Blue jeans/colored jeans

Colored shorts (cotton twill material or corduroy)

T-shirts

Shirts without collars

Students may not wear:

Clothing that has rips, holes, or tears.

Athletic shorts

Jogger pants

Athletic pants or shorts

Tank tops

Leggings

Clothing with offensive pictures or words

 

Administration reserves the right to address any clothing or accessory deemed inappropriate or distracting.

 

Owls Nest Reporters Needed! 

Any student interested in writing short feature articles for the school website should apply in Ms. Stephens' office

         


 

Congratulations to the following students:

Yesenia Sepulveda

Jason Zhao

Osvaldo Rocha

Kayla Shepherd

Evan Ellis

Tristan Sutton

Caden McMahan

Rebecca Alvayero

Ana Unger

Peyton Kramer

These students will be serving on the newly formed Student Advisory Council.

 


 

Ooltewah Middle School

Tutoring Opportunities 2017-2018

 

Ms. Schaaf (Math -Cracker Jacks) - Wednesday 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm (starting 9/13/17)

Mr. Holland (Social Studies- Talons) - Thursday 2:15 pm – 4:00pm

Mrs. Harjes (Math- Mtn. Climbers) 2:20 - 4:20

February 7th, 21st

March 7th, 14th

March 21st (2:20 – 3:20)

 

 

Ms. Solock (Reading, writing, general organization -Mountain Climbers) – 2:15 – 4:30 pm

February 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 20th, 26th, 27th

March 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th, 26th, 27th

April 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th, 30th

 

Mrs. Oliver (Science- Silverwings) – Wednesday 2:15 pm – 3:45 pm

Mr. Treece (Writing- Voyagers) – 2:15 – 3:30 pm

February 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 20th, 26th, 27th

March 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th, 26th, 27th

April 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th, 30th

May 1st, 7th, 8th

 Extended Day School (Monday – Thursday)

Detention: 2:30 – 3:30 pm

Evening School 2:30 – 4:45 pm

 

            Monday – Ms. Munro

            Tuesday – Ms. Womack

            Wednesday – Ms. A. Stephens   

            Thursday – Mrs. VanDelinder

            Exceptional Education (as needed): Mrs. McCullough

 


 

 

 Congratulations to the 2017-2018 Whoo Yearbook Staff!

-          William Bolt

-          Evan Ellis

-          Brooklyn Evans

-          Treinity Hines

-          Kaitlin Pectol

-          Alejandra Rocha

-          Karina Rocha

-          Samantha Vazquez

 



 

   OMS Spirit Wear available for purchase:

$25 sweatshirts and hoodies

$20 long sleeve t-shirts

$20 V-neck girls' fitted shirts

$12 t-shirts

$12 drawstring bags

Lanyards $5.00 and $8.00

 

 

Click the backpack for:

School Supply Lists, Dress Code and Summer Reading information

 

 School Zone Check:

(Click here) 

 

2017-2018 School Year Calendar-

(Click below)

Click below to find the closest bus stop to your home:

 

##Closest Stop##

or

##Request a bus stop near your home##

 


OMS STUDENTS OF THE WEEK: 

 

Related Arts-Kyndal Bailey and Lara Braun

Cracker Jack-Nevaeh Pigg

Night Owls-ADriana Crespo

Crusaders-Alex Gutierrez

Talons-Evan Ellis

Mtn. Climbers-Karryelle Young

SilverWings-Alina Barva

Voyagers-Alex Pope

 

 

Parent/ Student Athletic Handbook, Physical forms, and Concussion policy

may be downloaded by clicking the owl:

 

 


 

    

      

 

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

En Caso de un Retraso de Dos Horas-OMS Seguirá el siguiente horario:

9:15-all students are to report to homeroom (todos los estudiantes deben presentarse a su homeroom)

Teams determine core class schedule (Los Equipos determinaran el horario de las clases principales)

Lunch times will remain the same (La hora del almuerzo seguira igual)

Related Arts Class Times: (Horario de las clases de Artes Relacionados)

9:30-10:00           7A

10:05-10:35         7B

11:15-11:45         6A

11:50-12:20         6B

12:40-1:10          8A

1:15-1:45            8B 


 

  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.
 


   

  • 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

 

 Nominate your favorite teacher for the Golden Apple Award!