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 No School February 20th

 

 

 

 

JOIN US FOR ENGAGE NIGHT at OMS! 

All parents and students are invited to attend March 2nd  6:00-7:15

Roam the building to attend pop-in, hands on academic sessions, visit with community representatives in the cafeteria, buy Owl spirit wear, visit with local magnet school reps, discuss high school planning with OHS counselors, visit the Ask a Professional event in the library to talk with representatives from exciting career fields.

 

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.”


Congratulations to our school wide Geography Bee winners:

Terrence Montgomery

Placing 2nd-Hamid Terzic

Placing 3rd- Macie Coleman


 

Owl Card Fundraiser begins Feb. 27th!

Owl Cards are discount cards the students will sell for $10

Each student will receive a packet with information, 5 cards to sell, and a return envelope

Students will attend a kick off assembly to learn about prizes and selling procedures

Students are encouraged but not required to participate

Students may get more cards after they sell and return $50

Official turn in dates are 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


 

 

 

 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 


 Important Calendar Dates: (Fechas Importantes del Calendario)


Progress Reports- Feb. 17th (Reporte del Progreso Académico – Febrero 17)

No School-Feb. 20th (No Hay Clases el 20 de Febrero)

Parent/ Student Engage Night- Mar. 2nd (Noche de Participación para los Padres/Estudiantes)

Spring Break-Mar. 17-24th (Vacaciones de Primavera)

 


 

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 will be for sale soon!


 

 


 

Congratulations to our OMS Students of the Week:

Reagan Owen, Jenna Crawley, Makaio Grande, Jason Zhao, Jack Pectol, Pierce Bryant, Lindy Escobar-Garcia

 

 

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:

(Click here) 

 

2016-2017 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##

 


 

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 before Fall Break and 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!