Rocket Report

December 4, 2017

Oak Harbor Middle School Unveils Starbooks Cafe

The Oak Harbor Middle School Book Club held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Starbooks Cafe, which is located in the 7th grade hallway on the third floor of the school. Starbooks was created and implemented by the students of the Oak Harbor Middle School Book Club, and will be used as a special space for students to borrow books of multiple genres for up to 30 days. The Starbooks Cafe area will be used as a cozy meeting and collaboration area, and a gathering area for student book clubs to meet and discuss their readings. Students in grades 6 and 7 who want to take advantage of the space can use it before school or during an intervention period. The Book Club will also be providing weekly recommendations for students.

Book Club Advisor Mrs. Augustyniak said that Starbooks is "a perfect merge of books, discussion, and collaboration in a casual 7th grade environment that students find to be cool." Middle School Book Club Member Hayley Buhro commented that Starbooks "opens the door for people who want to read more." All of the members of the book club are excited about the possibilities that the Starbooks Cafe may bring, and have a lot of ideas for the future. Violet Warren, a member of the Book Club commented on the opening of the Starbooks Cafe that: "I'm really excited because I like to read a lot and can't always get to the library." Madison Nissen concluded, "Reading is open to everyone even if you don't like it."


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 School Board Member, Heather Dewitz

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

  • I have served on the school board since 2012 but have been involved with B-C-S schools when my oldest son, Matthew, began kindergarten in the fall of 2007. I helped in the classroom and also served on different committees and the PIE group at Carroll Elementary. However, I am also a graduate of the B-C-S Local School District so my contact with the district goes back many years.

2. What makes a school board effective?

  • I believe that our school board is effective because we listen to each other and evaluate other’s points of view. We make decisions after discussing the situations, and we try to find ways to have a unified message behind every decision that is made. Our board believes in transparency. We try to engage the community by asking questions and welcoming feedback good or bad. The education of our children is the first most important task of the BCS district. The board is always interested in what is happening at the building level, celebrating the accomplishments of our students and staff and entertaining new and innovative ways to challenge our students to succeed. As a board, we trust that the superintendent and treasurer to make sound judgments – both educationally and fiscally - and verify everything by looking at data.

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

  • A community member can communicate with a board member by just reaching out by phone or at our monthly board meetings. I welcome any comments or concerns that anyone wants to share with regards to the school. I would also like to hear the good things too. I am involved in the district because I am following my kids around so if someone wants to speak with me while I am out at a sporting or music event, please feel free. Our phone information is listed on the website and one can always leave a message or request a meeting.

4. What is your own experience with public education?

  • I had a great experience at BCS while I was in school and I found school challenging but enjoyable. I graduated from BCS in 1990 and went onto college. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. I believe that the academic foundation I received at BCS helped me to be successful in that endeavor. I went on to complete my Master of Education from Bowling Green State University after my children were born. As rewarding as engineering is, I felt the need to make a difference on a more personal scale. I am very passionate about education and feel that as a community, one of our biggest assets is our public schools. I am committed to keeping it that way. Public education is the greatest equalizer as it is the mission to educate everyone regardless of gender, race, income or ability. Fighting for the interests of B-C-S schools and taxpayers is one that I take very personally. I am currently an adult education instructor with Vanguard Sentinel Career Tech Center helping adults obtain their high school equivalency, furthering their education or getting a better job.

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

  • I truly enjoy being a mom and a wife as I have been married 21 years. I follow my children on the weekends and enjoy watching whatever activities they pursue. I am a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church. I am treasurer of the Oak Harbor Amateur Wrestling Club and a 4-H advisor to the Ottawa County Lamb Chops. I love to watch the Ohio State Buckeyes, Cleveland Indians, Cavaliers and even the Browns. Being a Browns fan is not for the faint of heart. I think it keeps me optimistic and always looking forward to the years ahead.

What's Going On At RC Waters Elementary?

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Mrs. Mussell's class filled their Kindness jar 2 times, earning a popcorn party! Proud of the kindness you are spreading.

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RC Waters Christmas Music Programs scheduled for December 11 and December 14

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The students are practicing for the upcoming Christmas programs in music class. Hope to see you Dec. 11 at 6 pm for Kindergarten & 7 pm for 1st grade and Dec. 14, at 6 pm for 2nd grade & 7 pm for 3rd grade.

What's Going On At Oak Harbor Middle School?

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Ms. Carroll addresses the Board Of Education about B-C-S Rocket Launch Program!

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Skilled Trades Day Bus Tour

Junior and Seniors had the chance to participate in Skilled Trades Day Bus Tour, Friday December 1. Students visited Davis Besse, Northern Manufacturing, C. Nelson Manufacturing, 200th Red Horse, and Riverside Machine. Lunch was also provided to students!

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Ties and Tiaras Father-Daughter Dance by Oak Harbor DECA

Friday, Dec. 15th, 6-8:30pm

11661 West State Route 163

Oak Harbor, OH

Bring dad or a special someone to the Ties & Tiaras Daddy-Daughter Dance!

  • Event includes: dancing, desserts, light refreshments, games, raffles, and a lifetime of memories

  • Available for purchase: roses, tiaras, and photos

  • The evening will begin with a red carpet arrival from 6:00-6:30 for photos and registration

  • This event is open to girls in 6th grade or younger

Please visit link below for ticket prices!


  • V Boys Basketball: Final Genoa 50 Oak Harbor 51 Rockets win! What a game!
  • Thank you @karbor_krazies. Great student section. First class. Very much appreciated.
  • Congratulations both girls and boys swimming/diving on defeating Huron in their season opener. Great start.
  • V Girls Basketball: Final Oak Harbor 94 Huron 10 Logan Harris scores a game high 33 points. Congratulations to Head Coach Tom Kontak who earned his 100th Oak Harbor coaching victory!



WEEK OF 12/4/2017

Monday, December 4

4:30 PM A MS ~ Swim & Dive - Port Clinton

Tuesday, December 5

4:30 PM H MS ~ Boys Basketball - Huron

4:30 PM A MS ~ Girls Basketball - Huron

5:00 PM H HS ~ Swimming & Diving - Norwalk/Tiffin Calvert

6:00 PM A HS ~ Girls Basketball - Eastwood

6:00 PM RC Waters ~ TIE Meeting (Together In Education) Meeting @ RC Waters

Wednesday, December 6

Senior Citizens Holiday Luncheon ~ HS Auditorium & Cafeteria

Thursday, December 7

4:30 PM A MS ~ Boys Basketball - Perkins

4:30 PM H MS ~ Girls Basketball - Perkins

4:30 PM H MS ~ Swim & Dive - Sandusky

Friday, December 8

HS ~ Swimming & Diving - DHL-Northwest Ohio Classic @Fremont Ross

4:30 PM A HS ~ Boys Basketball - Huron

Saturday, December 9

HS ~ Swimming & Diving - DHL Northwest Ohio Classic - @Ross/BG - 9:00/12:00

9:00 AM A HS ~ Varsity Wrestling - Bellevue Invite

10:00 AM H MS ~ Wrestling - Oak Harbor Invite – HS MAIN GYM

1:00 PM A HS ~ Girls Basketball - Tiffin Columbian

4:30 PM A HS ~ Boys Basketball - Old Fort

Sunday, December 10

10:30 AM HS ~ Mixed Choir @ St. Peter Lutheran (Blackberry) Church Concert

3:00 PM HS ~ "A Holiday Celebration!" Band Concert

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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.