November Newsletter

Obsidian Middle School

OMS Barn Dance

When: November 15th 5:30-7pm

Where: OMS Commons

What: Barn Dance! Wear your favorite Barn Dancing clothes, bring $5 to get in and a few extra bucks for snacks and games!

Who: All Grades Welcome

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Yearbooks are 5% off in November

Click the link below to order your yearbook at a discount. We have added a neat feature that allows each student to have a couple of customizable pages where they can add their own photos and memories from the year. This will make your child's book extra special.

OMS Spirit Wear Sale

$5 per shirt!

Grab an OMS shirt from years past for this great deal! Check out what we have left in the main office.

Nutrition Services Announcement

***** A LA CARTE *****

In addition to healthy meals and extra milk/juice or entrees, Nutrition Services will offer students the ability to purchase a la carte snacks and beverages at secondary schools during meal times so long as the have a positive balance on their MealTime account. All items sold will be USDA Smart Snack compliant.

If you do not wish your student to be spending their meal account balance on extra snacks or beverages at school, please set that expectation with them. If it is necessary to limit or block ala carte purchasing on your student’s account, just let us know by email or phone call. Just be aware that this will also limit or block their ability to purchase extra entrees or milk/juice.

Help Needed!

Hello! My name is Lauren Tolo and I am a Sign Language Interpreter for High Desert ESD. I will be traveling to Thailand during Thanksgiving with a friend and Deaf teacher, Tamara Zawacki. We are visiting a residential Deaf school in Bangkok, and we are asking for the following donations to bring with us overseas:

  • Children's books
  • Small toys we can pack in a luggage
  • Small blankets
  • Hearing aids/batteries
  • Mosquito nets
  • Monetary donations for various school supplies

These items can be dropped into a box labeled "Thailand" in the front office. Please feel free to email me with any questions, concerns or wonderings at

Thank you so much, we look forward to bringing these things to Deaf and hard of hearing kids in need!

~Lauren and Tamara

REACH Announcements

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New York City Trip!

Come to New York City with Mrs. Moore! Visit all of the historical places, explore the art in the city, draw and paint in Central Park, see two Broadway plays and much more! Trip is June 22 -27, 2020. Please see Mrs. Moore for more information.

College Gear Wanted!

Looking for college gear (new and used)! College Day is every Wednesday and we'd love to give gear out to students that may not have something to wear. Drop-offs can be made in the office.

Band Corner

Band and Choir Concert

Thursday, November 21, 2019

7 p.m. @ Ridgeview HS

Nurse Debbie's Corner

Cold and flu season will be here before we know it. The basics will help keep us healthy.

Wash your hands frequently.

Cover your nose and mouth with your elbow when coughing and or sneezing.

Get a good night sleep and eating healthy foods will provide your body with the stamina it needs to get through the day and fight off viruses.

If your child becomes ill and feels he or she can not participate in all of the school’s daily activities, keep them home. Your child should be fever free, less than 100.0 degrees, for 24 hours without fever reducing medicine before returning to school.

Discuss with your physician whether it is appropriate to get a flu shot. As always seek out your physician if you are not feeling well and symptoms persist.


Fall sports are all wrapped up and in the books. Boys Basketball is set to get started during the last week of October with games beginning in the 2nd week of November. Be on the lookout for a game schedule in the next few weeks. Both 7th and 8th grade Football teams showed success this year and showed abundant growth over the course of the season! Volleyball showed great grit and determination and battled to overcome a challenging schedule to achieve a winning season. OMS Cross Country showed great improvement over the season and had several runners place at the Central Oregon Middle School District Meet, including a 3rd place finish and several school records that were broken. Overall, 131 athletes participated on the court or field this fall. We’d love to see that number grow and have even more athletes out. Participation in extracurricular activities like athletics have shown to increase overall GPA and graduation rates (NFHS). Don’t forget about the added character building that comes along with it. Looking for an opportunity to get involved? Girls Basketball and Wrestling begin in January followed by Track in the spring. Stop by the office or check out the Obsidian Middle School Website for more information.

Obsidian Shoe Drive

Many students at Obsidian are involved in extracurricular athletics as well as PE and do not have supportive athletic shoes for these activities. If you have any athletic shoes that are lightly worn in size 4-10 in women's or men's please send them our way!

Wolf Pack Pride

Our students are limitless! If you happen to take photos showing our students being limitless, please email 1-2 photos to

These photos will be used on social media (FB and IG) and in our yearbook.

Attention Parents!

Please make sure you're logging in and checking ParentVue regularly to see your child's progress. If you need assistance logging in, please contact our front office.

Cereal Boxes Wanted

Please bring your empty cereal boxes for Mrs. Eberhard! You can drop them off in the office or send them with your student. She is collecting as many as she can for an upcoming project. Thank you!

Social Media

Please like us on Facebook (Obsidian Middle School) and follow us on Instagram (OMSMiddleSchool)

Dates To Remember

  • November 11- No School Veterans Day
  • November 15- Barn Dance 5:30pm
  • November 25-29- Thanksgiving Break
  • Dec. 6- No School- End of Trimester 1