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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.”

 

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!

 

As we start the countdown until the end of this school year, we have our new attendance campaign beginning!  This time we will focus on perfect attendance.  We have 8 days of testing which will begin in a couple of weeks so it is very important that everyone be at school, on time, prepared, EVERY DAY before, during and after testing.  ALL students with perfect attendance for our testing dates as well as the month of April will receive ONE FULL WEEK OF DRESS DOWN IN MAY.  You heard that, not one day, but one full week!  As a reminder, perfect attendance means here on time and remaining in school all day every day.

  

Important Calendar Dates:  

  

TCAP Testing Continues through May 4

 

Owlapalooza Carnival and Fundraiser Rewards Party- May 11

We Will pre-sell tokens the week of the event and at the carnival

Wristbands to participate in all activities will also be sold for $15 May 7-10

 

8th Grade Promotion-May 22 (9 am) at Redemption Point Church

Last Day for Students-May 24

 

Free/Reduced Lunch Application:

www.hamilton.schoollunchapp.com


School Wide Fundraiser! 

 Rewards party and Owlapalooza Carnival will take place on May 11

Rewards party will begin around 7:30 in the gym for students who sold 5 or more items.

 

 Crazy Hat and Sock Day will be May 7 for students who sold at least 5 items

PJ Day will be May 8 for students who sold at least 10 items

 

Student Rewards

 

Items Sold

Rewards

1 item

·           Attend   Owlapalooza on May 11th

5 items

·           Rewards   for selling 1 item

·           Admission   to rewards party on May 11th

·           Envelope   with dress down ticket, Superfly ticket, Zoo ticket, free cookie

·           Crazy   hat/sock day in May

10 items

·           Pajama   day in May

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

·           Spin   and Win, free pucker powder

15 items

·           Rewards   for selling 1, 5, and 10 items

·           Play   Throw for Dough

Top Seller in Grade Level

·           Catered   lunch with friend, eat anywhere in the school

·           Top   Sellers will spin and play before others!

Top Seller in the School

·           Dress   down for the rest of the year beginning April 2, 5 Superfly tickets, $25 cash  per 25 items sold (example 75 items = $75)

·           Choice   of wireless earbuds, Xbox 1, and ________________________________

Top Selling Homerooms per Grade   Level

·           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 teacher.

·           No   pig mechanical alterations allowed.

 

 

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 had 19 students who participated in the ACT this year. ACT is a standardized test used for college admissions and students typically take the test during their junior year in high school. Two OMS students earned the highest honors, Grand Recognition, for their Exceptional scores on the ACT through the Duke TIP Program. Congratulations to:

Elijah Hughes  

Vickie Song

 Congratulations to the following OMS scholars who earned State Recognition for Outstanding ACT scores:

Grace Bennett

Madelyne Carr

 We are proud of the following students who demonstrated Strong Achievement through their participation in the Duke TIP ACT Program this year:

Cole Boyd

Amelia Broetzmann

Juliana Burlaka

Marcus Christensen

Alexis Franklin

Yogya Gupta

Aubrey Hall

Meghan Jordan

Amy Mercer

Sergio Reza-Hernandez

Osvaldo Rocha

Shriyaa Srihari

Hamid Terzic

Joshua Wilson

Lindsay Wilson

 More information regarding the ceremonies may be found at www.tip.duke.edu/ceremonies.

 


 

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  March 21st (2:20 – 3:20)

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

April  23rd, 24th, 30th

 

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

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

April 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:

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2017-2018 School Year Calendar-

(Click below)

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

 

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or

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OMS STUDENTS OF THE WEEK: 

 

Related Arts-Amyah Jones and Stephen Andrews

Cracker Jacks- Alee Pope

Night Owls-Madison Kilgore

Crusaders-Brooklyn Davis

Talons-Brandon Johnson

Mtn. Climbers-Alex Ferrari

Silverwings-Maci Ellis

Voyagers-Vivian Song

 

 

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

 

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