Rocket Report

February 11, 2019

Benton-Carroll-Salem State of the School District, 2019

In 2019, the state of the Benton-Carroll-Salem School District is strong, but at a crossroads. The journey this school district has been on has been one of superior academic performance while operating in a fiscally conservative manner respecting the hardworking taxpayers of our district. This is evidenced, for example, by the fact that the amount of salaries paid did not increase over a 6 year period of time! Our students are thriving in the classroom and in the opportunities they find beyond the classroom--from the wrestling mat to the concert stage. Our school buildings remain centers of our community social life filled with activities for all ages, day and night. Always reaching to improve, the staff of Benton-Carroll-Salem are persistently looking to innovate, improve, and to provide our students with the best possible opportunities preparing them for the challenges of higher education, training, the workforce, and life in a democratic society. The bottom line is that our community has come to expect excellence from Benton-Carroll-Salem Schools as we have come to expect the same of ourselves.

The reality of dollars and cents has put us at a crossroads. With the stroke of a pen at the Ohio Department of Taxation--one event put us here at this cross roads: The de-valuation of the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station. Our property tax collections year to date are down $2,134,039.00, a loss of 37.13%. If that wasn't enough, a key payment (PUTPP) from the state is being phased out at the rate of about $300,000 per year. These are the type of financial hits that you cannot cut your way out of without decimating the school district. Indeed, it is not an exaggeration when state level school funding experts called the losses B-C-S is experiencing "unprecedented" in the history of school funding in Ohio.

Now, our community has some questions to answer about the direction of our school district. I will be the first to say that spending of dollars does not equal a great education,but a certain amount of funds are necessary to provide the educational opportunities that our students have available to them today. That amount--what is necessary--is what B-C-S is asking for at the polls on May 7th in the form of a 1% earned income tax.

So, do our young people deserve the educational opportunities that they have today—or do they deserve much less? These are the stakes. Someone funded the education of the adults in our community today weather it was in the Benton-Carroll-Salem Schools or somewhere else. What, now, is our ethical and moral obligation to the current and future generations of youth regarding their education?

School district's are also a key ingredient in economic development of our area for both retaining and attracting good wage jobs to our community. Will our district be viewed as an asset when people look into remaining in or moving to our area, or will it be viewed as a liability? School districts are a key ingredient in keeping property values stable. Will B-C-S be an asset toward this, or a liability?

See attached for some interesting comparative data for you to consider as you make the important decisions that lie ahead. The data compares B-C-S with many of our neighboring school districts on a host of different measures from amount spent per pupil to property tax rates. Credit goes to Mr. Arlyn Bensch, a member of the B-C-S Finance Committee, for compiling this information.

Yet, this data does not tell the whole story. Day in and day out our students and staff are persevering and working hard despite the anxiety and financial uncertainty that hangs over B-C-S. The passion and energy that you find flowing through our schools are truly a point of pride!

In closing, I ask: How will we be remembered in 2019 when our school district was at a crossroads? What will be the legacy left to our young people?

Thank you for your time, and GO ROCKETS!

Respectfully Submitted,

Guy L. Parmigian, Superintendent
February 4, 2019


On Thursday, February 7th, the Benton-Carroll-Salem School District was visited by Ms. Christa Luttmann, the Northwest Regional Liaison for Ohio Governor Mike DeWine. Ms. Luttmann visited because she wants to get to know the people and issues in our area so that she can report back to Governor DeWine. During her visit, Luttmann visited with the Agricultural Education program and spoke to Ag students about their future career plans. She visited the Marketing Program and talked extensively with instructor, Mrs. Nadine Scott and student Bailey Blunt, about opportunities in the program and a host of other issues including the opioid crisis in the county. Luttmann also spoke with Mr. Nick Lance's government class about the nature of her work with Governor DeWine and the past elected officials she worked for. To conclude her visit, Ms. Luttmann visited with Superintendent Guy Parmigian to talk about a host of issues. These issues included the de-valuation of Davis-Besse by the Ohio Department of Taxation, the efforts underway to keep Davis-Besse operating, and the work of the Ottawa County Business Advisory Council, which is working to develop workforce development solutions and to provide opportunities to local students.


The Benton-Carroll-Salem School District, through the Office of Student Services, will offer free developmental screening for children ages 3 and 4 residing in the B-C-S school district. This will take place on Friday, March 22, 2019 at the Carroll Township Hall, 11080 W. Toussaint East Road, Oak Harbor. Screenings will be by appointment only and offered from 8:00 am – 11:00 am. Each appointment will last approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. The purpose of the screening is to provide reassurance to parents and answer questions regarding their child’s development. This screening is not for children currently enrolled in Kindergarten. Appointments can be made by calling the Office of Student Services at 419-898-3280. The Ottawa County Board of Developmental Disabilities will offer free developmental screenings for children ages 0-3 at the Carroll Township Hall. Residents of Ottawa County who have a child ages 0-3 and suspect that the child has delays (including but not limited to speech, social, motor or cognitive) should call 567-262-3141 to set up an appointment either on this date or in the future.

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 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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Oak Harbor High School Thespians to perform FOOTLOOSE!

Oak Harbor High School Thespians have dusted off their dance shoes and are getting ready to CUT LOOSE with this year's musical, FOOTLOOSE! Our talented cast will perform 80's hits that include "Almost Paradise", "Let's Hear it for the Boy" and the title track, "Footloose". Come show your love and support for our talented crew! "Footloose- the Musical" will be performed at Oak Harbor High School Auditorium March 8-10. More information coming soon!


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, OHMS Middle School Band Director and also the Assistant Band Director for the OHHS Band, Jonathan Head!

1. Please state your name and your title with B-C-S Local School District. How many years have you worked for B-C-S?

  • My name is Jonathan Head and I'm the middle school band director at BCS. I'm also the assistant director for the high school band. This is my fifth year with the BCS school district.

2. How do you help students express themselves through music?

  • My goal in helping students learn how to express themselves through music is to give them creative control whenever I can. I try to ask instead of tell and let the class make musical decisions together. Training a young musician's ear to hear what sounds good and what doesn't is key to creating a successful and musically expressive environment. At the high school level, my Music Performance class is almost entirely hands-off for me, as I watch the students put together music from scratch and make all decisions. It's very rewarding to watch them create something from nothing and really connect to the music.

3. Please share some of the music groups that you lead.

  • I am responsible for the 6th grade beginning band, 7th-grade band, and help at the high school. I also teach the aforementioned Music Performance class. This is a small, audition-only class in which students are put in small groups and play modern music, usually with your typical rock band instrumentation (guitar, bass, drums, etc.). It's a very fun and unique class that also caters to those students who have musical talent but don't particularly enjoy band or choir.

4. Please share some of the exciting events that the band department has planned in the next couple of months.

  • We have a few performances coming up soon. Our high school band and choir perform a concert on February 28th, which is a preview concert for the OMEA Large Group Adjudicated Event, which is March 15th and 16th (specific date/time TBA). Additionally, our spring musical is Footloose, and runs on March 8th, 9th, and 10th. I direct the vocals and pit orchestra for that, which should be a very fun show!

5. Please share what you enjoy doing outside of school?

  • Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my wife and friends. I'm a big fan of movies, video games, and playing tennis and basketball. I also play drums in a band called Miss Kitty and the Litter with fellow BCS teacher Rob Zajac. You can find us all around the Port Clinton/Catawba area for most of the summer months!

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.

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?

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RC Waters Elementary Kindergarten Registration and Screening Information!

Benton-Carroll-Salem School District will hold a Kindergarten Information and Registration Night for parents of incoming kindergarten students on Thursday, March 7 at 6 pm. During this meeting, parents will receive enrollment paperwork, information about kindergarten, tour the building, and will sign up for a screening appointment. Kindergarten Screening appointments will be on Monday, April 15 from 8:15 am - 7:30 pm and Thursday, April 18 from 8:15 am - 3:00 pm at R.C. Waters Elementary. In order to be eligible for kindergarten, a child must be 5 years old by Sept. 30. All kindergarten students should be screened and registered to begin the school year.

100th Day of School Celebration!

The students and staff celebrated the 100th day of school this last Thursday. They had fun dressing as if they were 100 years old and enjoyed activities focused around 100.

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Thank you Mrs. Rahm & Mrs. Stewart!

Mrs. Rahm and Mrs. Stewart provided the staff professional development on Google Suites organizational tips and tricks. Thanks for sharing your expertise!

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This week at RC Waters



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What's Going On At Oak Harbor Middle School?

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Ottawa County Spelling Bee

Congratulations to Phoebe Lenke, 7th grade - Oak Harbor Middle School student who finished in Fourth Place at the 25th Annual Ottawa County Spelling Bee held last night!

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Future Rocket Men News

The Future Rocket Men learn to sew on a button. Mrs. Carrol(mother of Middle School asst principal, Ms. Carrol) generously bought each boy a sewing kit and enlightened them with the knowledge needed to sew on a button.

Thank you, Mrs. Carrol!


The 3rd annual Patches O’Houlihan Dodgeball Tournament Forms are available in the office. The cost is $2.00 per team. Only one form per team needs to be completed. The date of the tournament is Friday, March 8th beginning right after school.

Congratulations January Students of the Month!

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Oak Harbor Middle School announces Honor Roll Students for the 2nd Quarter of the 2018-2019 school year!

4th Grade

High Honor Roll (4.0)
Alexandria Adams, Aidan Boss, Olivia Cherry, Brinlee Chovan, Rhiley Conners, Aleigha Dusseau, Olivia Gendaszek, Zachary Hallett, Addison Holcomb, Tyler Johannsen, Delaney Johnson, Morgan Lalonde, Payne Lohman, Olivia May, Myley Sandwisch, Libby Snodgrass, Carter Soltis, Garyn Stewart, Ryan Supinski, Brookelynn Tabbert, Caden Walleman, Grace Wilson, Braxtin Witt, Kaden Zetzer, William Zunk, III

Honor Roll (3.5-3.9)
Cheslea Arden, Nolan Arnold, Aubrey Bercaw , Rylie Budinger, Mackenzie Chaffin, Addison Coutcher, Candence Crawford, Jillyan Croy. Ali Fox, Dakota Gluth, Turner Hayes, Cameron Hogg, Matthew Hubans, Wade Kapp, Ashleigh Meckfessel, Avery Mikolas, Elizabeth Murphy, Karmela Neiderhouse, Tabitha Roberts, Haylee Robinson, Layne Roguski, Madelynn Schiets, Kennedy Slates, Kennedy Soltis, Colton Spencer, Tyler Stewart, Lily Wilson

Merit Roll (3.4-3.0)
Brayden Ayres, Skylar Ballin, Alexander Berman, Kennedy Bores, Tucker Brown, Carly Chanthavong, Hannah Clymer Fischer Conn, Zoey Craddock, Brooklyn Garcia, Miyanna Gardner, Ava Goetz, Charlie Hablitzel, Ayden Hall, Chase Harder, Damian Heredia, Zavier Hess, Kobe Huston, Landon Ish, Ethan Johnson, Kyndall Kaiser, Dane Lewis, April Mayer, Micah Miller, Henry Noble, Brayden Overmyer, Isabella Rimboch, Jude Riojas, Aliviah Smith, Kennedy Soltis, Olivia VanNess, Teagan Varga, Isaiah Wheeler, Grayson Zimmer

5th Grade
High Honor Roll (4.0)

Bradyn Ager, Wyatt Augsburger, Emma Bradbury, Abigail Coutcher, Mercedes Cover, Chloe Everage, Haley Fallgren, Sophia Grieger, Alayna Hall, Everett Hand, Olivia Hand, Fulton Krupp, Emma Lewis, Kaitlyn Meloche, Lyla Mikolas, Bodee Miller, Alyssa Pickering Alex Rife, Anna Sage, Logan Schiets, Laney Schmidt, Cooper Schultz, Brianna Sensmeier, Chloe Shupe, Emily Slagle, Carson Slates, Xavier Snyder, Austin Sorg, , Carson Steinbrick, Madison Torres, Peyton Wagner, Adaline Warren

Honor Roll (3.5-3.9)
Jack Barron, Tatum Baumgartner, Travis Bouyer, Makaylah Fleming, Ashlyn Hall, Madison Hand, Sara Hodgins, Jacob Lenke, Madelyn Lenke, Ryder Lindsay, Alex Mowel, Blake Nickel, Brennan O’Neill, Cody Pelz, Autumn Pocs, Tiffany Potter, Morgan Purtee, Braden Schultz, Chloe Smith, Caleb Sprenger, Amelia Tooman, Micah Wonderly, Christopher Zoltani

Merit Roll (3.4-3.0)
Claire Adkins, Hunter Branum, Edward Brooks, Charlotte Christiansen, Addison Dusseau, Natalie Eldred, Evan Gardiner, Owen Gradel, Adan Greer, Isabel Hand, Addison Hartman, Nicholas Heishman, Josh Hernandez, Hunter Hotz, Julie Hutton, Ford Joseph, Derek Lochotzki, Ava Lynch, Destiny Mitchell, Ivy Moss, Taylor Ontko, Garret Perkins, Breyden Porath, Chloe Priddy, Chyann Priddy, Andrew Ray, Nevaeh Sanders, Isaac Schulte, Natalia Wagner, Austin Weber, Aaron Ian Wilczynski, Reagan Wittman, Blake Woodrick

6th Grade
High Honor Roll (4.0)

Austin Anderson, Lily Arden, Macie Arden, Hailey Ayres, Caleb Baker, Ryleigh Brenamen-Trumbull, Olivia Buder, Austin Cherry, Charli Clark, Katie Collins, Kalyssa Dehring,, Joshua Fallgren, Adisen Gendaszek, Adrey Hasselbach, Karson Lash, Brady Losie, Landon Losie, Elise Mollison, Jaxson Overmyer, Lily Perry, Jenna Piper, Makenna Roberts, Peyton Sautter, Hannah Schimmoeller, Madison Smith, Brooklynn Starkey, Ethan Stokes, Gage Sturgill, Nathan Warnke, Mya Wright, Sophia Zunk

Honor Roll (3.5-3.9)
Odin Ager, Jacob Allen, Addison Auer, Ethan Branum, Daemon Britt, , Ava Chanthavong , Noah Clapsaddle, Colton Clark, Laney Craddock, Ellie Dobbelare, Camdyn Fauver, Ella Freebern, Zoe Fuelleman, Brayden Garcia, Alexandra Hanney, Aliya Ibarra, Cole Janes, Noah Jess, Bella Lake, Michael Lalonde III, Macey Parker, Allyson Phillips, Emma Reinhart, Lincoln Richards, Toby Richardson, Carson Ridener, Isaac Ridener, Jacob Ridener, Joscelyn Rollheiser, Lannden Schiets, Abby Schiller, Effie Schulte, Jacob Seaman, Addison Sommers, Peyton Stewart, Samara Tack, Tyler Thompson, Caiden Velliquette, David Warner, Allison Wisler, Madison Witt

Merit Roll (3.4-3.0)
Hali Ballard, Hannah Blackman, Corrina Brough, Brayden Butzin, Omar Cooley, Haylee Craig, Samantha Delahamaide, Jesse Gardner, Ava Geyer, Allison Giezie, Noah Haycox, Paxton Howey, Emma Jensen, Kayley Johnson, Chloe Kelley, Blake Klavinger, Serenity Krehmke, Geoffrey Luecke, Logan McKitrick, Josie Minton, Marin Nolan, Tommy Overmyer, Cody Polm, Kassandra Rosenberger, Harly Sheets, Levi Snodgrass, Trent Wadsworth, Brayden Wallace, Anicka Westover, Gavin Witt

7th Grade
High Honor Roll (4.0)

Leila Balduf, Delaney Blunt, Melana Cook, Porter Gregory, Ava Grieger, Spencer Heintz, Faith Jensen, Isabel Jensen, James Kingery, IV, Paige Krupp, Marissa Mapes, Maia Mattimoe, Brayden Myerholtz, Lainey Pollauf, Megan Rife, Hollie Robinson, Braden Schimmoeller, Nicholas Slagle, Alyse Sorg, Kacey Wilburn

Honor Roll (3.5-3.9)
Rese Adkins, Benjamin Aldrich, Daniel Allen, Seth Auger, Emma Brough, Jaylin Brough, Macey Craddock, Tabitha Duncan, , Paige Favro, Evan Hall, Phoebe Lenke, Seth Lenke, Garrett Lindsay, Emma Lynch, Sydney Mahaney, Grace Mallow, Alyha Marquez, Dylan Nye, Madyson Petersen, Jacob Sandwisch, Dorianne Schiets, Nora Schmidt, Kennedy Sheppard, Kylie Sigurdson, Scott Smith, Jr., Logan Snodgrass, Tate Tomor

Merit Roll (3.4-3.0)
Jesse Ambrozy, Madison Barr, Xak Britt, Elora Cooper, Tait Dusseau, Kailyn Fic, Mason Flayler, Alivia Goetz, Livi Goldstein, Owen Harkness, Rainy Hogg, Grace Kimble, Dakota Lutman, Timothy Marquette, Camden Martin, Parker Newman, James Sander, Abigail Smith, Matthew Strouse, Anthony Weiser, Alison Willis



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Teddy Bear Toss collects over 530 Stuffed Animals!

Student Council collected over 530 stuffed animals to donate to first responders for children in times of crisis. A big thank you to BCS Music Boosters for donating popcorn and free drink passes.


Peers helping each other achieve!

This week at OHHS

Thanks to the pep band for being at the Girls game this weekend!

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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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Scholarship Opportunity!

Seniors: Terra is offering a Workforce Demand Scholarship this year. Class of 2019 graduates who major in specific program areas will be able to attend Terra tuition free for up to an associate's degree. The application is on Terra's website and the deadline is April 15th.

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

Valentine's Day Fun!

The BCS Preschool classroom has been busy learning letters and numbers, exploring ice and snow, preparing to begin our buildings unit of the Creative Curriculum, and making lots of heart projects for Valentines Day. We are ready to start our 2nd round of the Early Learning Assessment and finish out the year! Spring is right around the corner!


  • Congratulations to the Mens and Womens swimming and diving teams for a great sectional performance. District advancers will compete at BGSU on Wednesday for diving and Friday for swimming. District advancers are as follows: Maggie Puckett and Gunner Gregg in diving Erin Druyor, Emily Haar, Elayna Krupp, Ameila Mizelle, Bailey Blunt, Kennedy Blunt, Abby Beehler, Thomas Chovanec, Caleb Heintz, Troy Metcalf, Kobe Fletcher, Eli Sherman, Blaine Wagner, Griffin Heintz, Malachi Kennedy and John Aston. Good luck this week!
  • OHHS Cheerleaders State Bound!! Proud to represent BCS and the SBC in Division 4!
  • Final score from Oak Harbor Rockets (boys) 56 Bellevue 32
  • Final score from Oak Harbor Lady Rockets 69 Port Clinton 28. Nice Games Ladies!
  • Final score from Oak Harbor Rockets (boys) 41 Margaretta 51
  • Final score from Old Fort Lady Rockets 47 Old Fort 57
  • The wrestling team defeated Clyde 39-30 and lost to State Bound Perkins 48-25. Going 2-0 for the grapplers were Michael Judge, Cade Petersen, Matthew Dewitz, Tad Jensen, Gabe Vasquez, and Nathan Mansor.
  • The Rocket wrestling team defeated Clearview 78-0 and Northwood 60-10 before falling short vs Eastwood 37-28. Going undefeated in the State Duals were Michael Judge, Tyler Davis, Tad Jensen, Ben Sage, Nate Mansor, and Jacob Sage.
  • Congratulations to the wrestlers participating in the Tiffin Varsity Tournament over the weekend. Placing for the Rockets were Noah Dewitz 2nd, Jack Zeitzheim 2nd, and Gabe Vasquez 3rd.

Mandatory Spring Parent Meeting scheduled for February 25th!

The Oak Harbor Spring OHSAA mandatory parent meeting will be held for all spring sports athlete parents on February 25th starting at 6:00 in the HS Cafeteria. Followed by the coaches portion at 6:30. Spread the word!

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Congratulations to our Senior Rocket Wrestlers!

Rocket seniors recognized tonight at the basketball game due to our meet being cancelled last week due to weather. Thanks Rocket athletics for giving recognition to these three wrestlers. Well over 300 wins between these three: Jacob Sage, Tad Jensen, and Cam Dickman.

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Congratulations Cole Roob!

Big congratulations to Cole Roob on signing on to continue his football career with Ashland.

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OHHS Cheerleaders State Bound!

Proud to Represent the SBC with these lovely ladies!! Congratulations State Bound OHHS Cheerleaders!

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WEEK OF 02/11/2019

Tuesday, February 12

5:30 PM H HS ~ Girls Basketball - Elmwood

6:00 PM RC ~ TIE Meeting

Thursday, February 14

8:00 AM HS ~ Class meetings with counselors for students in grades

8:30 AM RC ~ Breakfast with a Loved One

3:15 PM K-12 Parent/Teacher Conferences

6:00 PM A HS ~ Girls Basketball - Edison

6:00 PM HS ~ Parent meeting for current 8th graders in HS Auditorium

7:00 PM HS ~ CCP meeting for students/parents in HS Auditorium

Friday, February 15

8:00 AM NO SCHOOL ~ K-12 Parent/Teacher Conferences

4:30 PM H HS ~ Boys Basketball - Port Clinton

Saturday, February 16

10:00 AM A HS ~ Varsity Wrestling - SBC ~ @ Lakota HS

6:00 PM A HS ~ Boys Basketball - St. Joe

Monday, February 18

NO SCHOOL ~ President's Day

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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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