Rocket Report

January 28, 2019

[B-C-S news] School Delays/Closures

It’s that time of year when we should expect hazardous winter weather conditions so I am sending this out as a reminder.

I want you to know that the decision to delay or close school is one of my most important responsibilities. Each situation is judged on a case by case basis with the safety of students being the most important consideration. When we have news of impending hazardous weather ranging from fog to snow, we spend a great deal of time monitoring forecasts, driving roads to check conditions, and talking with local officials.

As a general rule, the decision to call a two hour delay of school is made and communicated by 6:00 AM. If we are on a two hour delay, the decision to close school is made and communicated by 8:00 AM. The primary communication is through the Honeywell Instant Alert System. It is critical that you keep your phone number updated. If you need to update your phone number, please notify the Board Office at (419) 898-6210. The decision to close or delay school is also communicated to local TV and radio stations.

All morning practices and activities are cancelled when there is a two hour delay.

If you have any questions please let me know.

Thank you,

Guy L. Parmigian

Superintendent|Benton-Carroll-Salem Schools

FirstEnergy Solutions Press Release

Will Davis-Besse stay open, or close? It is a question I am often asked. Today, the owners of the plant, First Energy Solutions (FES), released a statement that addresses this question directly.

In a news release regarding an a restructuring agreement relative to FES moving out of Chapter 11 bankruptcy, which is attached, here is a key statement:

"The Company will continue operating its nuclear and fossil generation until their previously announced deactivation dates, with a possibility of running the units for an extended period if the Company obtains sufficient legislative support and meaningful market reforms. The Company continues to have constructive dialogue with important stakeholders at the state and federal levels for necessary financial support for its baseload assets that are a critical source of reliable and clean power in Ohio and Pennsylvania."

This confirms what we have been told for months: that Davis-Besse will de-activate by May 2020 if there is no legislative action to make the plant financially viable. FES has not really changed their position on this.

We continue to work with the Ohio Clean Energy Jobs Alliance and others to lobby state and federal officials about the importance of keeping the plant open. The clock is ticking for legislators to agree on a solution and the next few months will be critical. The de-activation of Davis-Besse would have a catastrophic economic impact on Benton-Carroll-Salem School District, Ottawa County, and the entire region.

I will certainly keep you posted with any developments on this front.



Sunday Fun Open Swims at Oak Harbor High School

B-C-S 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 13, 2019. Racquetball courts will also be open to adults during these times. The pool and racquetball courts will be open on the following Sundays from 2:00 until 4:00 PM: February 3, 10, 17, 24; March 3, March 10, March 17.

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. Racquetball 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 Snow 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, R.C. Waters 3rd Grade student Marissa Jesse!

1. Please share your name and what grade you are in?

  • Marissa Jesse and I am in 3rd grade.

2. Please share who your teacher is and what you like most about RCW?

  • Mrs. Schlagheck. I like playing outside with my friends. I like to run on the blacktop and spin around on the bars.

3. What is your favorite subject this year in 3rd grade?

  • I like music. It’s fun singing.

4. Do you pack or buy your lunch? What is your favorite lunch?

  • I pack my lunch all the time. I like strawberries and blueberries. I like Doritos.

5. Please share what you are most excited about being an Oak Harbor Rocket?

  • I like to go to the park. The park is really big and I like it. I like going on the swings and the playground. I like the movie night. It was fun because I watched The Incredibles 2 and ate popcorn. I also take ballet and it’s fun. I get to stretch and I like to do the exercises at the barre.

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:

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.

Fifth Annual Dueling Piano Fundraiser

Bring your Valentine and join Benton-Carroll-Salem Music Boosters at our fifth annual Dueling Piano Fundraiser on Saturday, February 2, 2019, from 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm at the Oak Harbor VFW Hall. Doors open at 6:30. Featuring the musical talents of Main Street Dueling Pianos, a high energy, all request, sing-a-long, comedy piano show with full audience participation! Ticket price includes dinner, dessert, and beverage at this 21 and older event offering 50/50 raffles and silent auction items. Tickets are $35 per person. Contact Tina at 419-367-0368 or Ann at 419-271-1278 for tickets.
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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!


One School, One Book!

RC, Humphrey, and Hedgie helped introduce our new book for our One School, One Book at an assembly this week. We're reading Nim's Island! Humphrey even came to visit the students. Remember to visit the Oak Harbor Library to check out the display and maybe earn a prize!

R.C. Waters Highlights Top Class Dojo Winners for the month of December!

R.C. Waters Elementary participates in a school wide initiative. It is called Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS). PBIS is a process for creating safer and more effective schools by allowing a safe and productive learning environment where teachers can teach and all students can learn. R.C. Waters has adopted a unified set of expectations for behavior in our school. The unified classroom expectations, found in every classroom and non-classroom settings in the school, are as follows: Be Respectful, Be Responsible, and Be Ready.

Student behavior is documented using a tool called ClassDojo. ClassDojo is a free behavior tracking system that reinforces positive behaviors and quickly engages students in becoming accountable for their own choices. One of the main benefits is the easy opportunity to communicate with parents. On a scheduled rotation, students are able to “shop” from the Dojo reward cart using the points they have earned for meeting the behavior expectations.

R.C. Waters would like to highlight the top Class Dojo winners for the month of December.

Kindergarten: (back, left to right) Margaux Luty, Isabel Meyer, William Ritter, Addelyn Sarty, and Mia Lindhurst; (front, left to right) Kennedy Martikan, Ella DeVito, Blake Martin and Cooper Sweet; not pictured - Tate Fowler

First Grade: (left to right) Reese Wittman, Owen Boss, Aubreyanna Monhollen, Kaylin Myerholtz, and Lola Jones

Second Grade: (back, left to right) Katie Ramsey, Dominic Ickes, Declan Sloan and Dalton DuPrae; (front, left to right) Jonah Parker, Layton Gorzelski, Lilly Baker, and Allie Staler

Third Grade (back, left to right) Joey Goulette, Max Perkins, Skyler Schultz, Colleen Barron, and Alivia Garber; (front, left to right) Mikayla Keith, Caden Sindeldecker, Milanna Jones, and Haylin Adkinson

The 3rd-grade students kicked off their World Series Reading Challenge with a parade through the halls. Students and teachers were divided into teams that will compete weekly. Jack threw out the first pitch to catcher, Mrs. Guerin. Play ball!!!

Third-Grade Service Project Update!

Mrs. Guerin planned January's third-grade service project- students made cards, posters, and goodie bags to cheer on the OCBDD Rockets Basketball Team. Mrs. Guerin, Nathan, and Sophie delivered the items to the team and watched the game, cheering them on.

This week at RC Waters



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What's Going On At Oak Harbor Middle School?

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


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School News!

Yearbook forms will be coming home soon, although we won’t receive the actual yearbooks until the beginning of the next school year; in order to be able to photo spring sports and other activities. Lifetouch requests ordering yearbooks at this time. You can also purchase a yearbook on line. Yearbook ID code is 1824519 If you send a check, use the form that your child will bring home and then have him/her drop it off at the office, please.


Congratulations to our 2019 School Wide Spelling Bee Winners!!

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This week at OHMS!

Congratulations Pee Wee Cheerleading competition team!

Congratulations to our Pee Wee Cheerleading competition team who competed at The New Years Classic Competition on their First place win!



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


OHHS Drone Club!

Did you know that OHHS has a Drone Club? Thank you, Mr. Zajac & Mr. Painter, for volunteering to lead this club! OHHS Drone club members have the drones built and flying! Next step? Racing them!
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NHS members assisting in a clothing drive for community members!

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This week at OHHS

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!


Scholarships available only to Penta Seniors!

Another great scholarship available to only Penta students has been added to the website today- the Hirzel Excellence Award. Seniors- be sure to check these out and don't wait until the last minute to get your applications in!

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See what our Preschool Classroom is up to at North Point Educational Service Center located at Graytown!

Exploring all things Winter!

This week, we enjoyed a visit from Ms. Brenda from the OSU Extension Office who shared a healthy snack with our class, as well as Ms. Chris from the Oak Harbor Library who shared a few books about winter clothing. We also experimented with lots of ice in our science center!

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  • Congratulations to the HS Competition Team for placing 2nd in the Otsego Competition! Congratulations to OH Pee Wee for placing 1st!
  • Rockets Win. Final score from Huron Oak Harbor 58 Huron 42 Jac Alexander with a game-high 32 points. Nice Game Rockets
  • Final score from Vermilion. Lady Rockets 64 Vermilion 26 Nice game ladies
  • Final score from Oak Harbor – Lady Oak Harbor Rockets 43 Tiffin Columbian 51
  • With a half-court shot at the buzzer by Clay Schulte the Rocket pull to within 9 but the Rockets trail Vermilion 43-34 heading to the fourth quarter.
  • Final score from Vermilion. Oak Harbor Boys 56 Vermilion 68
  • Final score from Oak Harbor. Lady Oak Harbor 51 Willard 59
  • Congrats to all Rocket swimmers and divers on their competition at NWOWCs today. The women placed 6th while the men were 8th.
  • Collin Fauver hits a shot at the buzzer to put Oak Harbor up 30-27 at halftime of the JV game against Eastwood.
  • Boys JV Final OH 43 Eastwood 51
  • Congratulations to the HS Wrestlers who placed in the Galion Tournament. Placing were Ben Sage 3rd, Zac Helle 2nd, Nicholas Dewitz 2nd, and Champions were Gabe Vasquez and Noah Dewitz.
  • Jac Alexander hits a half court 3 to end the 3rd. OH 49 Eastwood 35
  • Final from Eastwood Boys OH 68 Eastwood 58
  • As the Rocket Middle School Wrestling season nears the end, they were able to come away with a 3rd place team finish out of 24 teams. 8th graders continue to lead the team with Will Rahm 5th, Owen Miller and Christian Paul placing 3rd, Hayden Buhro 2nd, and champions Kenyon Adkinson (160) and Gavin Barr (205). Come out Saturday and support the Rockets in the SBC Tournament this weekend at Oak Harbor.

Congratulations Jaclyn Wojciechowski!

Proud to announce Jaclyn Wojciechowski signed her National letter of intent to continue her schooling and golf career at William Penn University. Congrats Jac!

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WEEK OF 01/28/2019

Monday, January 28

HS ~ DECA Winter Districts @ BGSU

Tuesday, January 29

4:30 PM A MS ~ Boys Basketball - Port Clinton

4:30 PM H MS ~ Girls Basketball - Port Clinton

5:00 PM H HS ~ Swim & Dive - Perkins

5:30 PM H HS ~ Girls Basketball - Woodmore

Wednesday, January 30

5:30 PM H HS ~ Varsity Wrestling - Bowling Green/Bellevue

Thursday, January 31

4:30 PM H HS ~ Boys Basketball - Willard

4:30 PM H MS ~ Boys Basketball - Edison

4:30 PM A MS ~ Girls Basketball - Edison

Friday, February 1

5:30 PM H HS ~ Girls Basketball - Margaretta

Saturday, February 2

HS ~ Varsity Wrestling - State Duals

8:30 AM A HS ~ Swim & Dive - Gipe Relays - Port Clinton

10:00 AM H MS ~ Wrestling - SBC

4:30 PM A HS ~ Boys Basketball - Gibsonburg

B-C-S Alum Highlight Nominations needed!

The Benton-Carroll-Salem School District wishes to highlight the accomplishments of its graduates who reside in our area, the nation, and the world!

The B-C-S Alum Highlight will be featured in the Sampler and in other media throughout our area. We know that Rocket Pride is strong, and so are the accomplishments and contributions of B-C-S alumni.

We look forward to recognizing and honoring the extraordinary individuals who are graduates of Oak Harbor High School.

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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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