Onekama Consolidated Schools

September Newsletter

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Message from Superintendent Dan Mesyar

Homecoming- Saturday, October 21

We are thrilled to have our homecoming events on Saturday, October 21. Our football game will be played at 1:00. More information will be coming out in the next two weeks.
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Community Partnerships

We are looking to partner with our amazing community. We are launching several new community partnerships.

Calling all Mystery Readers

We are excited to announce our new K-3 Mystery Reader program. Every Friday starting in November we will invite family and community members to read to our students. If you would like to volunteer for this program, please call the Student Services Office at 231-889-5521.

  • Who?- Parents, Older Siblings, Grand Parents, Relatives, and other Special People

  • Why?- Students love having their family, friends, and relatives visit our classroom to share in on our focus on reading. Pick a short story to read aloud to one of our K-3 classes.

  • What?- Our readers can bring a book from home or read a teacher chosen book from our class library.
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Calling Community members

Our 4th and 5th grade classrooms will be looking for community partners to talk about career exploration. Starting in November, we will be inviting community members in to talk about careers. If you would like to volunteer for this program, please call the Student Services Office at 231-889-5521.

New Teaching Staff

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Rhonda Fischer- Spanish and English

Kim Sinke- Guidance School Counselor K-12

Megan McPherson- Government, Economics, Psychology

Evan Delke- Math

Zane Harding- English, Journalism, and Yearbook

Food Service Update

Food Service Reminder:

The GREAT NEWS is that ALL students enrolled at Onekama School can receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at NO CHARGE to your household each day. If you haven't completed the Educational Benefits Form, please do so by October 10th!! All information submitted is 100% confidential, and it is crucial for the state to determine the amount of money our school receives from a variety of State and Federal supplemental programs. Every form counts!

We would also like to remind parents that we are continuing our After School Supper Program for all students staying after school for practices, study hall, clubs, etc. These are free for all students staying after school.

Please note that we are not using the "my school menus" app this school year. The school menus will be posted on the school website, sent home with students in their Friday folders, and please follow our Onekama School Nutrition facebook page for new menus posted, lunch menu changes, and pictures of the amazing food we give your kids!

We are still accepting applicants interested in subbing in the kitchen. If you would like to help us feed your kids some healthy and delicious food, then please reach out to learn more information. We would love to have you join our team! Hours are very flexible and work perfect for parents with enrolled students.

Concession stand

A big shout out to Board President Chelle Hrachovina and Vice President Meredith McNabb who volunteered at our volleyball concession stand. If you are interested in volunteering, feel free to reach out to our student services office at 231-889-5521.
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Mr. Bradford's 5th grade class

A big thank you goes out to Mr. Bradford's class for helping shuck corn for part of our menu this month.
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Teaching and Learning

We are committed to giving our students the best education possible. Our staff continues to deliver well thought out lessons connected to state standards.

Constitution Day

September 17th is Constitution Day and Citizenship Day; a day that commemorates the 1787 signing of the United States Constitution in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Onekama Schools celebrated the day the following week on Monday, September 18th. Elementary classes celebrated Constitution Day in a variety of ways. All classes enjoyed dressing up in red, white, and blue to honor the day. Our youngest class, kindergarten, discussed and completed a worksheet on what it means to be a good citizen. Mrs. Lyman’s third grade class read We the Kids and played Constitution trivia. The upper elementary classes watched educational videos about the Constitution, followed up with class Constitution discussions, and read the book A More Perfect Union; The Story of the Constitution. It was a great learning experience by all that embodied the importance of the day!


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Parent-Teacher Conferences for Friday, October 20 (still a 1/2 day) have been moved to Thursday, November 9, and Friday, November 10 (this will be a 1/2 day)

Due to Homecoming the week of October 16, Conferences have been moved to Thursday, November 9 from 4:00-6:00 pm and Friday, November 10, from 1:00-3:00 pm. Friday, November 10 will be a half-day of school. Parents of elementary students please call student services to set up a conference time slot at 231-889-5521.

Thank you for understanding!

Athletic updates

Our Athletic teams continue to do well. We'd like to thank our parents and community for all of their support.


Football team wins two straight!

Football team beats Baldwin 58-0

Volleyball wins the Manton Invitational

Job well done Ladies!

Cheerleaders in Action

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Cross Country members continue to thrive!

Callie Sink 1st place finish
Mason Sinke 2nd place finish
Addie Zeller 9th place finish

Thank you!

We'd like to thank the Portage Lake Association for the purchase of Guardian Caps ($2300) for all MS and HS football players! These help reduce concussions in practice because of a 33% reduction in impact force on the head during collisions. We are extremely grateful for their support to keep our athletes safe!
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Meet the team


Feel free to call us at 231-889-4251

Onekama Background photo- compliments of Todd and Brad Reed Photography