Rocket Report

January 15, 2018


On Monday, January 1st, the HS Guidance Department kicked off a Kindness Matters campaign, utilizing a social media blitz; multiple inspirational Twitter messages went out, tagging groups that work closely with OHHS students. Students were encouraged to embody the principles of kindness every day, remembering that treating others with kindness is not just a one and done – it is a life practice, a way of being. In an effort to encourage students to self-promote their acts of kindness, students were challenged to share their 'intentional' acts of kindness with the counselors through Twitter; names of those who shared were put into a hat for a chance to win Taco Bell gift cards.

Sponsorships were sought which ensured that more than 250 students received a free Kindness Matters t-shirt, which were worn in unity on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. The following were among the generous donors: OHHS Student Council, The B-C-S Foundation, The Oak Harbor Rotary Club, The Rocket Shop, Kiwanis of Port Clinton, The Oak Harbor Athletic Boosters, The OHHS Rocket Pride Student Ambassador Program, Mrs. L. Holman, Mrs. C. Harder, and Mrs. A. Thomas.

Over 70 B-C-S employees purchased a Kindness Matters shirt in support of the cause; they too wore their shirts on January 9, 2018, and will wear them every Monday in the month of January.

The Rocket Pride Student Ambassadors will pass out additional Kindness Matters shirts to students at the elementary level, randomly, during their second-semester visits.


Benton-Carroll-Salem Schools is pleased to announce new times for Sunday Fun Open Swims at the Oak Harbor High School Pool for all B-C-S students, families, and community members starting on January 7, 2018. Racquet ball courts will also be open to adults during these times. The pool and racquet ball courts will be open on the following Sundays from 2:00 until 4:00 PM: January 7, 14, 21, 28; February 4, 11, 18, 25; March 4,11,18, 25.

Pool admission cost to be paid at the door for B-C-S students is only $1, and B-C-S adults will be $2. Racquet ball courts will be open to B-C-S adults only for an additional charge of $2 (limit 4 per court). A lifeguard and site director will be on site to ensure safety. Please note that these Sunday Fun times will be cancelled if Ottawa County is on a Level Two or Level Three Emergency as announced by the Ottawa County Sheriff.

Please call the B-C-S Board of Education office at 898-6210 if you have any questions.

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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, B-C-S Board Member, Kim Dusseau

1. How many years have you been involved with B-C-S Local School District?

I graduated from B-C-S in 1975. My 3 boys and 3 step boys also graduated from B-C-S. I became active in the district when my kids became active in sports. My husband Ed and I joined the Oak Harbor Athletic Boosters and donated a lot of time to the district by helping out on different projects and fund raisers. I also served as an officer for the OHAB for many years. I decided to take my passion for the district a step further and run for our local school board over 12 years ago.

2. What makes a school board effective?

The ability to listen and learn. Every day there are new challenges that affect each and every one of our students and staff. We need to put the needs of the district and our community ahead of any personal opinions.

3. How can a community member communicate with a board member?

Our phone numbers are listed on the B-C-S website or you can call the board office and ask for this information.

4. What is your own experience with public education?

I love serving our community and our students. Public Education is always changing with new laws and policies and funding. I have found that you can make a difference if you want to put in the time and the effort. Serving on the School Board for B-C-S has been challenging but always rewarding.

5. What hobbies do you enjoy doing on the weekends?

My husband and I still love going to as many sporting events as we can on the weekends. I also enjoy spending as much time as I can watching my grandkids. Grace is really involved in competitive dance and cheering and Jake does traveling soccer.

What's Going On At RC Waters Elementary?

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


We've been in school 80-some days so we celebrated with an 80's day at RCW! It was like totally awesome!

What's Going On At Oak Harbor Middle School?

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


A few fun memories from the week before Christmas Break!

A few friendly reminders!

  • Oak Harbor Diving Coach Zajac will be running diving lessons during the month of January and February for anyone interested in learning. Information forms are available in the office.
  • 7th and 8th Grade Track and Field VOLUNTARY conditioning will begin on January 15th from 3:15-4:15 in the high school cafeteria. Please wear gym clothes.


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


Making a Difference for OHHS with a well organized kindness campaign - Thank you Kim & Andy!

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Kindness Matters at PENTA!


  • V Boys Basketball Final St Mary 39 Oak Harbor 74 Jac Alexander leads all scorers with 22 points, Alex Gezo adds 19. Rockets host Huron on Tuesday.
  • V Girls Basketball: Final: Huron 29 Oak Harbor 64 Logan Harris leads all scorers with 29 points.
  • Congratulations to Head Softball Coach Chris Rawski who was recognized today by the Ohio High School Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association for reaching the 100 coaching victories plateau!
  • Girls swimming: OH 116, Margaretta 66 Boys swimming: OH 83, Margaretta 83



WEEK OF 01/15/2018

Monday, January 15

NO SCHOOL ~ Martin Luther King Day

Tuesday, January 16

4:30 PM H HS ~ Boys Basketball - Huron

4:30 PM H MS ~ Boys Basketball - Perkins

4:30 PM A MS ~ Girls Basketball - Perkins

5:00 PM H HS ~ Swimming & Diving - Port Clinton

Wednesday, January 17

5:30 PM H HS ~ Varsity Wrestling - Toledo CC/Sandusky/Woodward

Thursday, January 18

4:30 PM A MS ~ Wrestling - Fassett

5:30 PM H HS ~ Swimming & Diving - Perrysburg

Friday, January 19

6:00 PM RC ~ Family Movie Night

Saturday, January 20

9:30 AM A MS ~ Wrestling - Bellevue Invite

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

11:00 AM A HS ~ Varsity Wrestling - Amherst Steele/Fremont Ross -@Amherst

4:30 PM H HS ~ Boys Basketball - St. Joe

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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.