Yearbooks are on SALE!

 

$48

 

ORDER ONLINE!

 

ybpay.lifetouch.com 

 

ID Code: 7772116

 

 

 

If you need an order form,

 

see Mrs. Oliver in room 114.  


 

Join us for OMS FAMILY NIGHT Feb. 18th 6:00-7:30

Choose from many different 20 minute sessions to attend.

8th grade Explore results will be given out, OHS will be discussing registration, Foreign Language for credit will be discussed with current 7th graders, Powerschool Training, Literacy and Math sessions will be held.

Community and High School programs of interest will be available to talk with in our cafeteria:

OMS BOOSTERS, OMS PTA, OHS BAND, OHS ROTC, OHS IB program, Sequoyah High, YCAP, YMCA Bold and Gold program, and more.


 

$25 sweatshirts and $40 quarter zip pullovers on sale now

through the main office and at family night 

Cash or Checks to OMS accepted


 


 Carnations will be sold at lunch from February 3rd-Feb. 10th for $2.00 each. Flowers will be delivered on Feb. 12th to homerooms.

red=love

pink=like

white=friends

purple=I'm sorry


 The TIKI TRUCK is coming!11 February 5th for students who are levels 5-7

Drinks are $3, $4, and $5.00


 

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.”


 

Shorts and capris may no longer be worn until after Spring Break

Spirit Shirts may be worn on

Tuesdays and designated dress down days only

 

Hamilton County Online Standardized Testing Dates:

TCAPS have been replaced with online testing for all subjects except for Science

(pencil and paper Science TCAP-May 3rd)

OMS will be conducting TN Ready testing from February 8-February 26th,

April 24-29th, and May 2nd-12th

 

Find more information here: http://expectmoretn.org/15P684_SCORE_TNReadyParent_Brochure.pdf


 

3rd Quarter Important Dates-

  • Progress Reports-1/29 and 2/19
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences (by appointment only)- Feb 1st
  • Feb. 15th- Presidents' Day (no school)
  • Card Sales-Fundraiser Kick off-March 7th
  • Fundraiser Turn In Dates- 3/11, 3/18, 3/21 (final day)
  • Report Cards-March 24th
  • Spring Break- March 25-April 1st


Art classes will be working on “Project Brave Bots”.  Brave Bots is a program that Erlanger Children’s Hospital is trying to utilize for children that are receiving treatment or testing.  Children are given the Brave Bot that helps/encourages the little patient to be brave. Art classes will be drawing these Bots on dominos. This will be a continuous project as brave bots are given to children and more need to be replenished.  If you can donate large dominos or oil based sharpies to help our class it would be greatly appreciated!  #Bravebots  Learn more about brave bots at botjoy.com.

Lisa Gossett

Art Teacher, Ooltewah Middle School

423-238-5732 Ext. 268


 

 

A Message from the OMS PTA:

 

Help our school every time you shop for groceries at Publix. For every $37,500 spent cumulatively by our school participants, Publix will send our school $250. It's easy. Simply scan your card each time you checkout. Pick up a card up for yourself, friends, and family who shop at Publix. 

 

Food City will donate $100,000 in cash to area schools through their School Bucks program. Each time a shopper with a registered Food City ValuCard spends $10 in a single transaction of qualifying Food City brands, OMS earns one point. As the number of points grows, our share of the $1000,000 increases. You may register your card from home by logging into my.foodcity.com, clicking on School Bucks, and selecting OMS, or you may print the attached barcode and have the cashier scan the barcode and ValuCard. The Ooltewah Middle School PLU# is 60068.

 

Participating brands include Food City, Food Club, Full Circle, Paws, ValuTime, Top Care, Academix, Domestix, Electrix, EasyClix, and World Classics products such as Kay's Ice Cream, Terry's Snacks, Lays Meats, Moore's Chips, Chuck Wagon, Rosario's, Bistro Deli Classics, and Kern's Bread and Cake products.

The program ends May 27, 2016.

The Ooltewah Middle School PTA is coordinating this program for OMS.


 

  

 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.
 


 Join us on Wednesdays for Gamers' Club

in Mr. Smith's room until 4:30

 

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


Congratulations to Our Star Students of the Week:

 

  Caroline Ticsher, Megan Hood, McKenzie Hughes, Jaylon Scott, Marcus Odney, Henrick May, Nick Daniel

 


Congratulations to our 2015-2016 OMS Jr. Beta Club Officers:

President: Alyssa Prather

Co- President: Sam Andrews

Secretary: Madison Hood

Treasurer: Justin Dawes


 

 

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 2015-2016 

Mrs. Candler (ELA Night Owls) – Tuesdays & Thursday 2:30 pm – 4 pm 

Mrs. Collins (Math Night Owls) – Mondays & Wednesdays 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm 

Mrs. Johnson (Math Crusaders) - Mondays & Wednesdays 2:30 -4:00 

Ms. Sebastian (Science Crusaders) - Wednesdays 2:15pm -3:30 pm 

(except during basketball season October 15th – December 11th

Ms. Schaaf (Math Cracker Jacks) - Tuesdays 2:15 pm – 3:30 pm 

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

Ms. Munro (Math Talons) - Tuesdays 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm 

Mrs. Lopez (Math Mountain Climbers) - Tuesdays & Thursdays 2:30 pm -3:45 pm Beginning October 13th 

Ms. Solock (Reading Mountain Climbers) - Tuesdays & Thursdays 2:30 pm -3:45 pm Beginning October 13th 

Mrs. Bankston (Math/Algebra 1 Silverwings) – Thursday & Fridays 2:15 pm – 3:05 pm 

Mrs. Oliver (Science Silverwings) – Tuesdays & Thursdays 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm 

Mrs. McCance (Math/Algebra 1Voyagers) – Tuesdays & Thursdays 2:15 pm – 3:00 pm 

Mrs. Cowan (Science Voyagers) – Mondays & Wednesdays 2:15 pm – 3:00 pm 

Mrs. King (Open Lab for assistance with technology based school work/homework and computer skills) 

            Hours dependent on student sign-up. Sign-up sheets posted the week prior to lab session.



 

  

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.


 

  Students in Computer Technology at OMS are going above and beyond an Hour of Code! We are proud to present to you their games and art 100% student created! Keep checking back as more will be posted soon.

Click the blue hyper link below to open student creations.

Students in Computer Technology at OMS are going above and beyond an Hour of Code! We are proud to present to you their games and art 100% student created! Keep checking back as more will be posted soon.

Click the blue hyper link below to open student creations.

Eli Yuca:   http://learn.code.org/c/59632960

Colin Lee:   http://learn.code.org/c/34698398

Daniel Anderson:   http://learn.code.org/c/59772026

T.J. Taylor:   http://learn.code.org/c/32458509

Kailon Braden:   http://learn.code.org/c/59753484

Jacob Araque: http://learn.code.org/c/64702113

               Awesome! Game

Michael Bonnema: http://learn.code.org/c/64697326

               Cool. Click to shoot fireballs.

Samantha Gray: http://studio.code.org/c/64704609

               Santa flappy bird, hard.

Justin Howard: http://learn.code.org/c/64709816

               Weird Witch story.

Monteo McConnell: http://learn.code.org/c/64697987

               Splashy fish. Fun.

Reed Weller:   http://learn.code.org/c/63546700

                                             Bat flappy doesn’t die/end, but resets points if you hit the wall

Trey Johnson:   http://learn.code.org/c/64727093

                              Art one.

Austin Kaska:   http://learn.code.org/c/63572429

                              Art one.

Jimmy Lara:   http://learn.code.org/c/60901871

                              Art one.

Montavious Ware:   http://learn.code.org/c/64720778

               Good flappy

Samuel Wilhoit:   http://learn.code.org/c/63577295

                              Art one.

Chandler Dempsey: http://learn.code.org/c/64956528

               Funny dragon one

Aidan McLandsborough: http://learn.code.org/c/64956806

               Funny wizard game.

Kassidy Potter: http://learn.code.org/c/64920433

               Santa flappy

Yahir Villasenor: http://learn.code.org/c/64912444

               Cool art.

Kierstin Wade: http://learn.code.org/c/64962742

               Cool art.

Jazmine Abrego: http://studio.code.org/c/65144542

               Flappy changes, but doesn’t die unless hitting ground.

Zach Brackett:   http://learn.code.org/c/64023410

                              Crazy flappy horse

Tommya Reed: http://learn.code.org/c/64010442

               Cool art

Eli Yuca   http://learn.code.org/c/59632960

               Cool flappy


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.


 

 

Family Night at OMS
Carnation Sales are Coming!
Ooltewah Middle School Leads Hamilton County Schools on Facebook


School Events
2/4/2016
•  Carnation Sales
2/10/2016
•  Volleyball at OMS vs. Red Bank
Time: 4:00 PM
2/11/2016
•  Volleyball at OMS vs. Dalewood
Time: 5:00 PM
2/12/2016
•  Valentine's Dance-Celebrity Theme
Time: 6:00 PM
2/16/2016
•  Volleyball at OMS vs. Signal
Time: 4:00 PM

District Spelling Bee Winners
Congratulations to our District Spelling Bee Winners: 1st Place- Leah Huff 2nd Place- Christyan Scarborough 4th Place-Andrew...


  
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

  
Find the link here!