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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.”

 

The last day for checks to be accepted by OMS for library fees, sports fees, etc.  is April 28th.

The last date that School Nutrition operations can receive checks for meal payment is Monday, May 1, 2017.   This applies to checks from parents as well as school staff.

Thus, beginning Tuesday, May 2, 2017 all payments for meals are to be cash or money order. 

 

Important Calendar Dates:  

TESTING- 26, 27 and May 1-4

Progress Reports- May 5

Incoming 6th Grade Discovery Night- May 8

Owlapalooza Carnival and Fundraiser Rewards Party-May 12

8th Grade Promotion- May 23 9:00am

Half Day of School-May 25

Report Cards Mailed- May 26


 

 Lady Owls Summer Camps for Grades 3-8 at OHS

Volleyball- June 5-8  8:30-11:00           Basketball  June 5-8   12:00-3:00

Deadline to register- May 31st

Fee-$65.00 each (checks payable to OHS)

Forms are available in the OMS main office

questions- contact vbcoachp@yahoo.com


 

 

 

6th graders who placed 3rd place in the team competition this past Saturday at the Perennial Math Competition (L to R: Juliana Burlaka, Maddie Carr, Grace Bennett, Cole Boyd, and Osvaldo Rocha). Grace Bennett and Osvaldo Rocha tied for 3rd place in the individual competition. OMS is impressed and proud of their problem solving strategies and their attitudes towards a  challenge. They represented OMS very well!

 

Congratulations to all wrestlers on a great season!

5 of our wrestlers competed in the HCAC championship.  All 5 placed in their weight classes. Congratulations to Aidan Rains for placing 4th, Peyton Wasden for placing 3rd, and Makaio Grande for placing 2nd for JV.  Congratulations to Blake Johnson and Joe Jordan for placing 3rd for Varsity.


 

Congratulations to the Lady Owls Volleyball Team: Eastern District Champions!

Volleyball Selected to All Tournament Team:
MVP Alyssa White
Gracie Williams
Luna Omeragic
Caty Hughes
Danielle McCardell

HCAC Volleyball  All-County:
Alyssa White
Luna Omeragic
Caty Hughes

 Congratulations to our school wide Geography Bee winners:

Terrence Montgomery

Placing 2nd-Hamid Terzic

Placing 3rd- Macie Coleman

 

Owl Card fundraiser has Concluded!

Funds from Owl Card sales and all extra cards should be turned in to homeroom teachers

Official turn in dates were March 7, 10 and 14

2017 Owl Card Fundraiser Rewards: 

·         Sell 1 card to attend Owlapalooza 

·         Sell 5- admission to rewards party held on May 12th  

·         Sell 5-envelope with dress down ticket, Superfly ticket, Zoo ticket, free cookie. 

·         Sell 5 by March 7th - pajama day in May and crazy hat/sock day in May 

·         Sell 5 by March 10th - crazy hat/sock day in May 

·         Sell 10-Receive an Owlapalooza wristband to participate in all activities for free on the day of the carnival (booth activities and inflatables only) 

·         Sell 10---Knocker Soccer pass, Spin and Win, Plinko, free pucker powder  

·         Sell 15---Play Throw for Dough  

·         Top Seller by Grade Level--- Catered lunch with friend, eat anywhere in the school 

·         Top Sellers will spin and play before others! 

  • Top 3 Selling      Homerooms per grade level will race Mr. Bacons (must be decorated before the race) The winning pig’s homeroom will receive a party. The best decorated Mr. Bacon will receive a dress down day for homeroom students and the teacher. No pig mechanical      alterations allowed.
  • Top  Seller in School- Dress Down for the rest of year beginning March      27th, 5 Superfly tickets, $25 cash per 25 cards sold (example      75 cards =$75) 

Red Level=Over 10 cards sold 

Gray Level= 6-10 cards sold 

White Level=1-5 cards sold

 

Recompensas de la Recaudación de Fondos - 2017

·         Vender 1 Tarjeta para asistir a Owlapalooza

·         Vender 5- admisión a la fiesta de recompensas celebrada el 12 de Mayo

·         Vender 5- billete para vestir mas relajado (dress down), admición para Superfly, el Zoológico y una galleta gratis.

·         Vender 5 para el 7 de Marzo – Dia de pijama en Mayo y dia de calcetines/sombrero loco en Mayo.

·         Vendedor #1 para el 7 de Marzo-Mochila de Nike con todos los premios mostrados

·         Vender 5 para el 10 de Marzo – Dia de Calcetines/Sombrero loco en Mayo

·         Vender 10-Reciviras un brazalete para Owlapalooza para participar de gratis en todas las actividades el dia del carnival (casetas de activities e inflables unicamente)

·         Vender 10---pase para Knocker Soccer, Spin and Win, Plinko, free pucker powder

·         Vender 15---Jugar “Throw for Dough” (Tirar el disco para ganar dinero)

·         El que mas venda por grado--- Almuerzo Gratis con un Amigo, comer donde quieras en la escuela

·         ¡Los mejores vendedores van a girar y jugar antes que todos los demas!

 Los 3      Homerooms por grado que vendan mas participarán en la Carrera con Mr. Bacons (debe ser decorado antes de la      carrera) El Homeroom del chanchito que gane recibirá una fiesta. El Mr. Bacon      mejor decorado recibirá un dia de “dress down” para todos los estudiantes      en el aula y la maestro. No se      permitiran los Chanchitos que han sido alterados mecanicamente.

  • Vendedor      #1 en la Escuela- podra “Dress      Down” por el resto del año escolar comenzando con el 27 de Marzo, recibirá      5 pases para Superfly y $25 en efectivo por cada 25 tarjetas vendidas (por      ejemplo 75 cards =$75)

 Nivel Rojo = Vender mas de 10 tarjetas

Nivel Gris = vender de 6-10 tarjetas

Nivel Blanco = Vender de 1-5 tarjetas

   


 

 

 

 

 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 


Parent Guide to 2017 TCAP Testing:  

https://tn.gov/assets/entities/education/attachments/tnready_parent_guide.pdf

Standardized Testing Dates:

April 18                                                  ELA Part 1

April 26                                         Social Studies All                        

April 27                                         Science All Parts

May 1                                        Math Parts 1 and 2

                                              Algebra Part 1 and 2

May 2                                         ELA Parts 2 and 3

May 3                                               Math Part 3

May 4                                                ELA Part 4


 

Thank you all for your help and participation with the Food Drive. We collected around 800 cans of food! The following homerooms are the winners: 

1st place: Munro with 124 cans! (pizza party)

2nd place: Lucas with 93 cans! (donut party)

3rd place: Holland with 88 cans! ( coke party)


 

   OMS Spirit Wear available for purchase:

$25 sweatshirts

$20 long sleeve t-shirts

$20 V-neck girls' fitted shirts

$12 t-shirts

$12 drawstring bags

Lanyards $5.00


 

Congratulations to our OMS Students of the Week:

Grant Edens, Nieves Santana, Jonta Smith, Colby Hoskins, Jason Amidon, Jumpei Onoyama, Mark Molina Briones, Glennis Quinones, Alan Barrales

 

 

Click the backpack for:

School Supply Lists, Dress Code and Summer Reading information

2016-2017 School Fees are $40.00 plus a $10 novel fee and $10 science lab fee 

 

School Zone Check:

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2016-2017 School Year Calendar-

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

 

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or

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

may be downloaded by clicking the owl:

 

Tutoring Opportunities 2016-2017

Mrs. Candler (ELA Night Owls) – Wednesday 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Mrs. Labor (Social Studies Crusaders) – Tuesday 2:15pm – 3:45 pm

Ms. Sebastian (Science Crusaders) - Tuesday 2:15pm -3:45 pm

Ms. Schaaf (Math Cracker Jacks) - Wednesday 2:15 pm – 4:00 pm

 

Mr. Holland (Social Studies Talons) - Thursday 2:30 pm – 4:00pm

Mrs. Lucas (ELA Talons) - Tuesday 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Mrs. Burch (Science Talons) – Monday 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

 

Mrs. Messer (Math Mountain Climbers) – Monday 2:15 pm -3:45 pm

Ms. Solock (Reading, writing, general organization Mountain Climbers) - Tuesday & Wednesday 2:30 pm -4:00 pm

Ms. Mitchell (Writing Mountain Climbers) – Monday & Wednesday 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

 

Mrs. Ivey (Social Studies Silverwings) – Tuesdays 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Mrs. Oliver –Wednesdays 2:15-3:30pm

Mr. Mahoney (Social Studies Voyagers) –starting in January

 

Extended Day School (Monday – Thursday)

Detention: 2:30 – 3:30 pm

Evening School 2:30 – 4:45 pm

                 Monday – Ms. Womack & Ms. A. Stephens

                 Tuesday – Ms. Womack & Mrs. VanDelinder

                 Wednesday – Mrs. VanDelinder & Ms. Munro

                 Thursday – Ms. A.Stephens & Ms. Munro

                 Exceptional Education (as needed): Mrs. McCullough

 


 

 

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


 

 

Appropriate shorts and capris may be only be worn after Spring Break

Spirit Shirts may be worn on

Tuesdays and designated dress down days only

 

 


 

  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.
 


  

   Free and reduced lunch applications must be completed and re-submitted every school year. Click here for a 2016-2017

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

 

 Nominate your favorite teacher for the Golden Apple Award!