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.”


 

8th grade promotion will be held at Silverdale Church at 9am on May 24th. Students will take a field trip to practice for the ceremony on May 23rd.

 Ooltewah Middle is incredibly grateful for their generosity and support shown by opening their facilities to us for this event.


 

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!

 


 

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


The Whoo Yearbook Staff Applications are online! 

Application Process:
1. Applicants fill out the online form and submit to Mrs. Oliver.
2. Applicants have the Teacher Input and Parent Permission form filled out and return to Mrs. Oliver in room 114 or into her teacher mailbox.
3. Applicants give the attached Teacher Evaluation Form to their Language Arts teacher.
4. Those accepted by the yearbook staff are notified.

You can access the online application here:  http://goo.gl/forms/KNZTrZBxxY

Please encourage students that are creative to submit an application!  Next year’s yearbook will be one unlike any that they have seen with interactive features and apps to enhance their yearbook. 

Application Deadline is: May 6th


 

 In the Event of a Two hour Delay-OMS will adhere to the follwing 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 worn after Spring Break

Spirit Shirts may be worn on

Tuesdays and designated dress down days only

 

  

OHS VOLLEYBALL TRYOUTS WILL BE HELD TUESDAY, MAY 31-JUNE 1   8:15-10:00  NEW GYM
TO DOWNLOAD ALL NEEDED DOCUMENTS, GO TO OHS.HCDE.ORG--CLICK ON SPORTS ON LEFT SIDE OF PAGE--CLICK ON FORMS FOR SPORTS
FORMS INCLUDE:  SPORTS PHYSICAL , PARENT PERMISSION,  CONCUSSION, CONSENT FOR ATHLETIC PARTICIPATION, HISTORY AND CLEARANCE.
ALL MUST BE COMPLETED BEFORE TRYING OUT .
THERE WILL BE A STUDENT/ PARENT MEETING ON MAY 17, 6:15 IN COACH MOSES’ ROOM FOR ALL GIRLS WANTING TO TRYOUT.

 

4th Quarter Important Dates-

  • Card Sales kick off assemblies- April 11th
  • First Turn-In Date- April 15th  (sell 5 by this date-earn a PJ day and crazy hat and sock day)
  • Second Turn-In Date- April 22nd (sell 5 by this date-earn a crazy hat and sock day)
  • Final Turn-In Date-April 25th
  • CardSales Reward Party-May 13th
  • Owlapalooza-May 13th (sell 10 to earn a wrist band for unlimited activities)

 

  • Progress Reports- April 15th and May 6th
  • Chorus Concert- April 18th
  • PArt 2 of TN Ready Testing- May 2nd-6th
  • 8th Grade Promotion- May 24th at 9am Silverdale Church
  • Report Cards- mailed as of May 27th (no School that day)

 


 

 

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:

 Angel DiMarco, Kaitlin Pectol, Alyssa Prather, Deleon Petty, Blake Steele, Jennifer Perez, KeyShawn Corbin, Erica Umphrey

   


 

 

 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

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

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.


 

 

OMS PTA receives an Achievement Award
OMS Awarded a Fine Arts Grant!
Ooltewah Middle School Leads Hamilton County Schools on Facebook


School Events
5/9/2016
•  HCAC Baseball Tornament at EHMS
•  District Golf Match
5/10/2016
•  Band Concert
Time: 7:00 PM

Owlapalooza is Coming!!
Ooltewah Middle hosts an annual carnival during the school day each May.  Owlapalooza takes place in the front yard of the...


  
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!