Rocket Report

January 7, 2019

Welcome back students and Staff, we are ready to kick off the 2019 calendar year!

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2018 Momentum Award and 2018 High Progress School of Honor! Wow!

On behalf of the Board of Education, Treasurer, and all B-C-S Staff, I want to congratulate each and every one of you on these awards, and let you know how proud I am of you and your students!

When I am asked by friends and neighbors how our middle school earned such honors, I say that there are many reasons, but here are my top 5 answers:

1. We have great leaders in Mr. Spurlock and Ms. Carroll--but, there are also leaders throughout the building who have ownership, pride, and love in what they do. These leaders step up in big and small ways to do great things for kids and families each day!

2. You have worked deliberately to have great and meaningful relationships with kids and families, including improved communications.

3. You set the bar high for academic rigor that is standards-based and engaging. Teachers have freedom to be creative with instruction!

4. Staff does the work. Time, time, time. Staff use their time in purposeful ways to make lessons and experiences exceptional--there is no substitute for effort.

5. The staff is a fun group of people who bring that sense of fun and joy to their work with students!

Please know that each of you inspire me to work harder and do more! I look forward to being part of and hearing about the next chapter in the story of your innovation and success.

To celebrate your success, the Board will be providing breakfast to you on Monday, January 7th (Mr. Spurlock will provide details on this). We are going to also recognize these state awards at the January 9th (6:00 PM) Board of Education meeting.

Keep up the great work! I wish you all the best of health and happiness in 2019!


Tune in every Monday for #MakeADifferenceMonday where we will feature a stakeholder, student, or fellow alumni answering "Five questions for B-C-S"

This week B-C-S is featuring, The Oak Harbor Pep Band!

The pep band makes their debut throughout the week at OHHS with over 50 students playing during Oak Harbor's home basketball games! Be sure to check out a home game in the future to listen to their great music that helps create a fun atmosphere at our home events this winter!


More information on Oak Harbor Bands:
The Oak Harbor Band Department is proud to be able to offer a quality instrumental experience to over 300 students on a yearly basis. We believe offering a wide variety of musical experiences produces a well rounded musical education, with the concert bands residing at the very core of that education.

Students begin their instrumental experience in the 6th grade. The Middle School is home to the Oak Harbor 6th & 7th Grade Bands.

The Oak Harbor High School Band Department expands upon the experience students gain at the middle school. The 8th Grade Band is located in our high school and continues the musical advancement from the middle school. For our high school (9-12) students, we offer a high-quality concert band, which participates in OMEA Large Group Adjudicated Event in Class B. Our Marching Band performs for football games each fall, as well as at various other events such as festivals and parades. The high school is also home to the Jazz Band, an elite musical group which explores the nuances of many styles of music, and performs at a variety of concerts and other events throughout the year. Other instrumental groups and activities at the high school include Pep Band during the basketball season, Pit Orchestra during the spring for musical, and OMEA Solo & Ensemble participation.

Coffee Connections Announced for 2019

District citizens are invited to join B-C-S Superintendent Guy Parmigian and Treasurer Cajon Keeton to attend a district coffee. Coffees provide an informal opportunity to introduce yourself, chat, ask questions, and learn more about the B-C-S school system and where we are heading. All district citizens are invited to attend. There are no reservations needed, and there is no cost to attend.

Below is a listing of the dates/times/locations of Coffee Connections:

Subway - January 15, 2019 at 8:30 a.m.

Evolve - February 12, 2019 at 8:30 a.m.

Kozy's - March 19, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

Kaiser's Limestone Tavern - April 16, 2019 at Noon

McDonald's - May 15, 2019 at 8:30 a.m.

**All subject to change if needed.

Contact the Board Office at 898-6210 if you have any questions.

Oak Harbor Athletic Booster's Reverse Raffle

Mark your calendar!

The Oak Harbor Athletic Booster's Reverse Raffle will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at the Ottawa County Fair Grounds. Doors open at 5:00 pm with dinner at 6:00 pm. Tickets are available now!

Come out and support the booster and The Rockets. Tickets are available in the Athletic office.

What's Going On At RC Waters Elementary?

Follow RC Waters Elementary on Twitter to keep up with what's going on!


Congratulations Mrs. Overmeyer!

Mrs. Overmeyer, custodian at RCW, is retiring. Students and staff serenaded Mrs. Overmeyer with “We wish you a Happy Retirement” and “The 12 Days of Retirement”. Thank you for your many years of service to our district. Enjoy your retirement! We will miss you!

A message from TIE (Together In Education)

Welcome back, RC Waters students and staff!! We have a movie night this Friday, January 11th at 6 pm. TIE is looking for a couple volunteers to pop popcorn during the day Friday so it is ready to go as soon as you get there for movie night! Please send us a message or reply to this post if you might be interested and we will get you more details!

Check out all the fun we had the week before winter break!

The Polar Express

Mrs. Lutz’s classroom was transformed into the Polar Express Friday. What a magical experience!

RC Waters wrapped up the 10 days of Christmas with a pajama day!

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Holiday Stem Activities!

Mrs. Mussell’s class participated in some holiday stem activities this week, including building the tallest “chimney” they could using cups and designing a parachute for Santa. They enjoyed testing their designs then re-designing as needed based on their tests.

Reindeer Games

Third-grade students played Reindeer Games that encouraged teamwork during RCW’s 10 Days of Christmas themed days.

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Christmas Carols at Riverview Nursing Home!

The Kindergarten and Second Grade students from RC Waters visited the residents at Riverview Tuesday morning. The students made Christmas crafts to hand out to the residents, sang carols, then enjoyed some cookies.



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What's Going On At Oak Harbor Middle School?

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Oak Harbor Middle School Earns Two State Honors!

It was announced today that Oak Harbor Middle School is the recipient of two huge awards from the State of Ohio for its commitment to student achievement for all.

First, Oak Harbor Middle School was named by the State Superintendent as a “2018 High Progress School of Honor” based on their 2017-2018 Ohio School Report Card performance. Oak Harbor Middle School was one of only 67 schools in the state, and the only school in Ottawa County to receive this prestigious award! The criteria for earning this award are: a school serving 40 percent or more economically disadvantaged students, who achieved performance gains in English language arts and math in the 90th percentile statewide over the last five years among all students.

Upon making the award, State Superintendent Paulo DeMaria commented: "Our mission is to prepare students for a future that has yet to be written. Many consider this to be a daunting endeavor. Your education team, however, has clearly embraced this challenge."

Second, Oak Harbor Middle School was the only school in Ottawa County to earn the “2018 Momentum Award” presented by the State of Ohio Board of Education. Now in its fourth year, the Momentum Award is the State Board’s way of recognizing schools that received A’s on every Value-Added measure included on the Ohio School Report Cards.

Upon making this award, the President of the Ohio Board of Education Tess Elshoff commented to Principal Laramie Spurlock: "I want you to know how much we appreciate your leadership and the dedication your team has to providing a high-quality experience for all students. Please share our gratitude with all of those who contributed to this accomplishment."

B-C-S Superintendent Guy Parmigian proudly stated: “I am so proud of the leadership, and each and every professional at Oak Harbor Middle School, and congratulate them for earning these extraordinary honors from the State of Ohio! I know they all work very hard to get the results they get. These awards reflect the staff's commitment to serving the needs of all students, which includes strong relationships with all students and their families.”

Oak Harbor Middle School is led by Mr. Laramie Suprlock, Principal, and Ms. Leigh Carroll, Assistant Principal. Both are in their 4th year in their respective positions. Oak Harbor Middle School educates all Benton-Carroll-Salem students in grades 4 through 7.

Oak Harbor Middle School will be honored by the Benton-Carroll-Salem Board of Education at their January 9, 2019 Board meeting.

7th grade students enjoy their auction!

Great job 7th grade boy basketball team! Way to fight for a WIN in OT!

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Congratulations to the middle school wrestling team!

Congratulations to the middle school wrestling team as they took 2nd place in the very tough Fassett Invitational this past Saturday. The battle for second had been going on all day between the Rockets and the Otsego Knights, who had edged out the Rockets in Oak Harbor Invitational by 4.5 points. However, the Rockets surged through the finals claiming 3 champs and beating out Otsego by 19.5 points to secure second place behind a large Fassett Team. 7th grade placers were: Brayden Myerholtz (94) 6th, Tait Dusseau (100) 5th, James Sanders (82) and Tait Tomor (88) finished 3rd, and bringing home his first title was Garrett Lindsay, the 174 lb. champion.



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Follow Oak Harbor High School on Twitter to keep up with what's going on!


Hello 2019!!

Welcome back Rockets!! How will you embrace the day, week year ahead of you??

The choice is yours!!

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First alumni dodge ball game in the books! Champions crowned!

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Always great welcoming back our Alumni for the College & Career tea!

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Ugly Christmas Sweater Day!

OHHS enjoyed Ugly Christmas Sweater Day for the teachers this week!

Congrats to Mr. Thiel on taking the win!

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OHHS Art News

Olivia Jensen presenting Mr. Lance with a painting she created of his father. What a special moment.

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OHHS Music Performance Class is looking for Instrument donations!

Do you have an old guitar or bass guitar laying around? Have your days of shredding come to an end? If so, the Oak Harbor HS Music Performance class could be that instrument's new home! The class is looking for donations of gently used guitars, basses, and related equipment such as amps and cables. If you have anything you think may be useful to a class that focuses on rock/pop/modern music, please send an email to or bring your instrument by the high school!



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Follow PENTA on Twitter to keep up with what's going on!

STEM Night

Penta & @ToledoWalleye invite you to STEM Night on Fri., Feb. 1 beginning at 5 pm at the Huntington Center. Anyone who pre-registers before Jan. 25 will receive a FREE meal voucher & admission to the game. Interactive STEM displays will be on hand. See flyer for details.

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Apply for admission to Penta Career Center

Potential high school students ... its not too late to apply for admission to Penta Career Center for the 2019-2020 school year. Complete the online application at

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  • Final score from Oak Harbor. Vermilion 53, Oak Harbor 50. Great effort Rockets.
  • The Lady Rockets dropped an SBC Bay Division matchup at Willard by the final score of 75-38
  • Final score from Oak Harbor. The Rocket Boys Basketball Team defeats Lakota 62-51
  • Final score from Clyde. The Oak Harbor Rockets 54 and the Clyde Fliers 39. Nice Job Ladies
  • Final score from Willard. The Willard Flashes 75, Oak Harbor 42
  • Final score, Margaretta 73, Oak Harbor 35
  • Congratulations goes out to Wyatt Miller for placing 6th at the prestigious Medina Invitational on Friday. Nice Job Wyatt!
  • Final score, Margaretta 51 Oak Harbor 41
  • JV Lady Rockets win a thriller 40-39 over PC
  • Final Girls score from Port Clinton Oak Harbor 68 Port Clinton 25
  • JV Final Oak Harbor 45 Port Clinton 36
  • The Rockets complete the sweep! Varsity wins 52-34 over Port Clinton.

Congratulations Logan Harris!

Congratulations to Logan Harris for signing her letter of intent to the University of Findlay. The Oilers are getting a great student-athlete.

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WEEK OF 01/07/2019

Monday, January 7

School Resumes

Tuesday, January 8

4:30 PM A MS ~ Boys Basketball - Edison

4:30 PM H MS ~ Girls Basketball - Edison

5:00 PM H HS ~ Swim & Dive - St. John/ND

5:30 PM H HS ~ Girls Basketball - Edison

6:00 PM RC ~ TIE Meeting

Wednesday, January 9

4:30 PM A MS ~ Wrestling - Clyde Super-Tri

Thursday, January 10

HS ~ Swim & Dive - SBC Diving

4:30 PM H MS ~ Boys Basketball - Huron

4:30 PM A MS ~ Girls Basketball - Huron

6:00 PM A HS ~ Girls Basketball - Perkins

Friday, January 11

End of 2nd nine weeks grading period

3:30 PM A HS ~ Varsity Wrestling - Perrysburg Invite

4:30 PM H HS ~ Boys Basketball - Edison

6:00 PM RC ~ Family Movie Night

Saturday, January 12

9:00 AM H HS ~ Swim & Dive - SBC Swimming

9:30 AM A HS ~ Varsity Wrestling - Perrysburg

10:00 AM A HS ~ JV Wrestling - Carey Invite

1:00 PM A HS ~ Girls Basketball - Huron

4:30 PM A HS ~ Boys Basketball - St. Marys

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About Us

The school district was founded on July 1, 1967 due to the consolidation of the Benton Township School District, the Carroll Township School District, and the Salem-Oak Harbor School District.Benton-Carroll-Salem Local School District, home of the Oak Harbor Rockets, serves 1700 students on three campuses: R.C. Waters Elementary School (Grades K--3), Oak Harbor Middle School (Grades 4--7), and Oak Harbor High School (Grades 8--12). The district is committed to serving the needs of all students to prepare them for the challenges of citizenship, the workforce, and life long learning.

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