Rocket Report

January 14, 2019

B-C-S Food Service Department receives donations over the holiday season!

The B-C-S Food Service department is humbled by, and appreciative of, the generous donations that poured in over the holiday season. We received over $3100.00, all of which has been dispersed to the student and "care fund" accounts as designated by each donor. Some students received donations directly into their student meal accounts, while others will be able to use the "care funds" should they go through the lunch line and not have the funds to pay for their meal. All negative meal balances were paid off by donation over the break, so no student owed any lunch money upon return to school!

B-C-S Food Service staff go the extra mile on a daily basis to ensure that all students receive meals, and that parents are notified when their child's meal account is overdrawn. We understand that situations arise and change on a daily basis, and are happy to help out when parents call with these concerns. If you would like to donate to the care fund, or have any questions regarding school meals, please call Tracy Rusch, Food Service Director, at 419-898-6210 xt 2115.

Thank you for your generous support of our students! We wish everyone a safe, happy and healthy 2019!

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: January 13, 20, 27; 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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The Benton-Carroll-Salem Board of Education met for its 2019 Organizational Meeting along with the Regular January Board meeting on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 beginning at 6 PM.

The 2018 Board President, Mr. Jeff Dornbusch, served as President-Pro Tem prior to the election of new officers during the Organizational Meeting. Mrs. Kim Dusseau was unanimously elected to serve as Board President during the 2019 calendar year. Mrs. Heather Dewitz was unanimously elected to serve as Vice-President. Meeting Dates and Times were then set for the 2019 calendar year as follows: The Board will meet the 4th Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM (These dates are subject to change). The location of these meetings will be the B-C-S Board of Education Office. During the Organizational Meeting, Superintendent Guy Parmigian presented Jeff Dornbusch with a gift of appreciation for his dedicated service and effort for serving as Board President in calendar year 2018.

Following the Organizational Meeting, the Regular monthly meeting of the Board was called to order by President Dusseau at 6:10 PM. Dr. Parmigian presented Board Commendations to the Oak Harbor Middle School Principal and Assistant Principal, All Staff Members, and All Students of Oak Harbor Middle School for being the recipient of the 2018 Momentum Award from the State Board of Education as well as the 2018 High Progress School of Honor from the State Superintendent. Ms. Jill Cecil and Mrs. Rhonda Martin accepted the commendations on behalf of the building.

Mr. Daniel Hoover, Director of Athletics, then presented a certificate of Board Commendations to Peyton Bloomer for awards she received: 1st Team All-SBC, 1st Team All-District, and 1st Team All-Ohio. Peyton also was selected as the District 6 Player of the Year!

The District Highlight for January was presented by the Oak Harbor High School Music Performance & Production Class. Teacher, Mr. Head explained the origins of the class which he designed from the ground up. Two students from the class also presented. Celia Detray said that: "The class got me out of my shell." Logan Harris said: I look forward to it every day."

During the business portion of the meeting the minutes of the December 17, 2018 Board meeting were approved. The Financial Reports were presented by Treasurer Cajon Keeton, and the 2019-2020 Tax Budget was approved. Mrs. Cheryl Schell, High School Principal, presented an overview on the 2019-2020 Oak Harbor High School Curriculum Handbook.

Sandra Walterbusch and Krista Culburtson were approved as classified substitute employees, and the resignation of Rob Hawn as Middle School Track Coach was accepted. Donations were accepted with gratitude from: UIS Insurance Agency in the amount of $100.00 to benefit the Rocket Swim Club; $1,300.00 from St. John Ev. Lutheran Church to benefit all negative meal balances district wide as well as remaining funds to be dispersed into elementary student accounts who were negative in the amount of $10 each starting with kindergarten students; and a $300.00 anonymous donation was also received to benefit specified student lunch accounts.

A Resolution recognizing the work of our Board of Education was approved, and January 2019 was declared as School Board Recognition Month. The Board was commended and thanked for their diligent service. A resolution was also passed endorsing the Ottawa County Active Transportation Plan. This resolution is in support of a county-wide safe, user oriented bicycle/pedestrian facility in Ottawa County. The adoption of this plan will enable future funding opportunities as well as provide enhanced recreational tourism throughout the county. The plan has been recommended by the Ottawa County Active Transportation Steering Committee that was approved by the Board of Ottawa County Commissioners.

A Partnership Agreement with Owens State Community College was approved as was the 2019-2020 Oak Harbor High School Curriculum Handbook. An out-of-state and overnight field trip for the Oak Harbor High School Marching Band to the Orlando, FL area from December 27, 2019 through January 2, 2020 was approved.

"Securing Our Financial Future" was a topic of discussion. The Board will make decisions on a potential levy for new money for the May 2019 ballot, and on placing two renewal levies on the ballot during a special meeting slated for Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 8:00 AM at the Board Office.

Dr. Parmigian also provided a Curriculum Update. He discussed the piloting of a new reading program at R.C. Waters, and a recent meeting aimed at the alignment of social studies curriculum, and the expansion of opportunities to earn Honors Diplomas at Oak Harbor High School.

The next Regular Meeting of the B-C-S Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the Board of Education Office.


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, RC Waters Long Term Sub, Jennifer Vasinko

1. Please share your name and what your current position is with B-C-S Schools.

Hi! My name is Jennifer Vasinko and I am currently a Long Term Substitute teacher in first grade at R.C. Waters.

2. Please describe a typical day for you at RCW.

A typical day at RCW for me starts by greeting my students in the morning and helping them prepare for their day. Our schedule is filled with hands-on experiences, collaborative learning, critical thinking, and differentiated instruction, as we work to improve and enrich our skills in all content areas. Each and every day we get to have fun while learning something new!

3. What is your favorite part of being at RCW as a Long Term Sub?

My favorite part about my time at RCW has been witnessing the immense dedication to the students by all the staff on a daily basis. Every person in our building who interacts with the children comes to school, each day ready to provide them with a safe, welcoming, engaging, and loving environment. BCS employees have an abundance of pride in their jobs and it shows. It is inspiring to be surrounded by such positive, loyal and hardworking teachers. I am proud and honored to have the experience to work alongside my colleagues at RCW this year.

4. What are some tips you can share on how to be a successful Substitute teacher?

  • Be prepared-Get to school early, take time to look over the teacher’s plans and familiarize yourself with the environment they have created for the students.

  • Be flexible-Not every lesson will go as it was planned. You may have to assess their understanding through observation and direct the lesson in a different direction.

  • Build relationships-Try to learn each student’s name and introduce yourself to any staff members you encounter throughout your day. That way when you return, you will already have relationships in place to help increase your productivity.

  • Accountability-The students’ day should be as close to the same as possible. Make sure the students are safe and most importantly that their learning is not interrupted due to their teacher’s absence.

5. What is your favorite memory from winter break?

My favorite memory from winter break is spending lots of quality time with my Golden Retriever puppy! He is five months old and thoroughly enjoyed his first Christmas filled with lots of toys, treats, and turkey! :)

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.

Leadership Ottawa County visits OHHS!

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!


85th Day of School!

RC Waters dressed in 80s attire for the 85th day of school this week.

It was Totally Awesome, Dude!

A pie in the face!

Mrs. Guerin offered an incentive to encourage her students to learn their math facts. Cailin was the first to master her multiplication facts & earned this reward. The class cheered as she smashed the pie in Mrs. Guerin’s face. The others are working hard to earn this reward!

SRO visits first grade students!

First-grade students participated in science and social studies rotations this week. Our Student Resourse Officer, Officer Welch, spoke to students about safety. Students also tested whether objects sink or float, studied animal classification, seasons, and animal adaptations.

Learning all around!

Kindergarten students are learning to use the instrument the guiro in music class. In art, they studied the artist VanGogh and are creating still-life drawings. In Phys Ed students participated in centers that work on hand-eye coordination.

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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Future Rocket Men learn about investing income!

Erin Fowler, from St Bonore Finacial, teaches the Future Rocket Men the advantages of investing your income.



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


MagLev Cars

The 8th grade Mr. Downs Ag and Mr. Zajac's STEM classes merged over the last week to work on a project using MagLev cars. The cars work by having magnets on the base that repel the magnets along the track, making the car float along the air. Real life trains exist using this technology and can be found in Japan, Germany, Spain, France, and China.

The students measured, designed, and constructed their own cars. They then used their cars to calculate their average speed along different inclines. The project culminated with the student's cars racing against each other

Rocket Pride!

The “crew” is ready to get to work cheering on their Rockets!!

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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!


Oak Harbor/ Penta FFA Chapter

Spreading Holiday Cheer for the Ottawa County Holiday Bureau within the Village of OH!


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

How to dress for the weather

We have been learning all about clothing including how we take care of our clothes as well as what clothing is appropriate for cold and hot weather. We are also experimenting with ice this week. Last week, we had our first visit from Ms. Brenda from the OSU Extension Office of Ottawa County. She was here to teach us about the S.N.A.P. Program and share books about healthy foods as well as share a nutritious snack.

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  • Elayna Krupp breaks pool record in the 50 freestyle with a time of 24.45!
  • Final score from Oak Harbor Edison 52 Oak Harbor 37
  • Final for the girls JV BB at Perkins OH 21 Perkins 44
  • Final from Varsity Girls BB Oak Harbor 51 Perkins 63
  • Results from the 2019 SBC Diving meet at Oak Harbor. Congratulations to all participants for a great meet.
  • Final score from Oak Harbor Oak Harbor 53 Milan Edison 39
  • SBC Swim: Girls 200 free relay: Bay Division: Oak Harbor (K. Blunt, Beehler, B. Blunt, Mizelle) 1:51.58.
  • SBC Swim: Girls 100 backstroke: Bay Division: Oak Harbor’s Erin Druyor 1:05.07.
  • SBC SWIM: Boys 400 free relay: Bay Division: Oak Harbor (Chovanec, G. Heintz, C. Heintz, Metcalf) 3:34.07.
  • Lady Rockets defeat Huron 47-41. Nice Job ladies
  • Congratulations to The Oak Harbor Rockets for winning The SBC Bay Division Boys Championship
  • Congratulations to The Oak Harbor Rockets for winning The SBC Bay Division Girls Swimming and Diving Championship.
  • SBC SWIM: Girls 50 Freestyle: Bay Division: Oak Harbor’s Elayna Krupp 24.53.
  • The Rockets fall to SMCC in the JV game 49-41
  • Final from Sandusky St. Mary Oak Harbor 60 SMCC 65

Wrestling News!

  • 132 Matthew Dewitz starts off with a pin. 138 Tad Jensen starts off with a pin.
  • Finals results 106 Michael Jedge wins 16-1. Finishes 3rd place.
  • Finals 113 Tyler Davis wins by pin. Finishes 7th place.
  • Finals 138 Tad Jensen wins 5-1. Finishes 3rd place.
  • Finals 145 Jack Zeitzheim loses 3-1. Finishes 8th place.
  • Finals 152 Wyatt Miller loses 2-1 in double OT. Finishes 6th place.
  • Finals 195 Jake Sage wins by pin. Finishes 5th place.
  • Final from Sandusky St. Mary Oak Harbor 60 SMCC 65
  • We had wrestlers competing at the Carey Classic today. 106 Noah Dewitz finished as Champion, 113 Nicholas Dewitz finished 5th, 113 Cade Petersen Champion, 132 Cam Dickman Champion, 138 Colby Sigurdson 6th place, 160 Ben Sage 5th place. Great job to our guys at Carey.



WEEK OF 01/14/2019

Tuesday, January 15

4:30 PM A HS ~ Boys Basketball - Huron

4:30 PM A MS ~ Boys Basketball - Perkins

4:30 PM H MS ~ Girls Basketball - Perkins

5:00 PM A HS ~ Swim & Dive - Port Clinton

Wednesday, January 16

5:00 PM A HS ~ Varsity Wrestling - Toledo CC/Sandusky @ Sandusky

Thursday, January 17

4:30 PM H MS ~ Boys Basketball - Tiffin Columbian

4:30 PM A MS ~ Girls Basketball - Tiffin Columbian

4:30 PM A MS ~ Wrestling - Fassett

Friday, January 18

11:00 AM A HS ~ Varsity Wrestling - Maumee Bay - @ Clay HS

5:00 PM A HS ~ Swim & Dive - Perrysburg - @ Fort Meigs YMCA

Saturday, January 19

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 - Maumee Bay @ Clay HS

1:00 PM H HS ~ Girls Basketball - Tiffin Columbian -4:30 PM A HS ~ Boys Basketball - St. Joe

Monday, January 21

NO SCHOOL ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. Day


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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

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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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