Rocket Report

December 9, 2019

Welcome, Officer Ryan McKinnon!

B-C-S would like to welcome and introduce 2nd SRO, Officer Ryan McKinnon, who will be assisting Officer Welch. If you see him around the buildings, please introduce yourself & give him a "welcome"!

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Restoration of School Busing Service

December 9, 2019

Dear B-C-S Parent/Guardian:

If you are satisfied with your student(s) current school bus transportation arrangements, you can disregard this email, and there is nothing that you have to do.

If you have already filled out a new Transportation Request Form in November and submitted it online or in paper form you can also disregard this email.


Due to the passage of the levy, we are bringing back school bus transportation to Oak Harbor High School students (including Penta), and students who live within two miles of our schools on Monday, January 6, 2020. So, if you have a student(s) that want school bus service starting on January 6 OR you want to make changes to your students pick up or drop off locations we need you to fill out the “Transportation Request Form” electronically on the front page of the district website at (or visit your child's school or the Board Office to fill out this form).

The original deadline for filling this out was November 26, but we will continue taking late forms through Friday, December 13, 2019.

We will be processing these requests and will telephone you with your student(s) bus number and pick up time.

If you have any questions, please call the Bus Garage at (419) 898-6214, or email me at


Jeannie Behnken
Transportation Director

B-C-S: Student Transportation Request Form

Click here to complete the form

Raising Awareness of Ohio's Opioid Epidemic

Here Are The Facts/Help Us Spread The Word

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Sunday Fun Open Swims at Oak Harbor High School

Benton-Carroll-Salem 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 12, 2020. Racquet ball courts will also be open to adults during these times. The pool and racquet ball courts will be open on the following Sundays from 2:00 until 4:00 PM: January 12, 19, 26; February 2, 9, 16, 23; March 1, March 8, March 15.

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. Racque tball 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 Mrs. Alison Wolf, Oak Harbor HS Assistant Principal at 419-898-6216 if you have any questions.

Acorn Alley to Begin Again Starting January 6th!

For more information and registration forms, please visit

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One School, One Town, One Family!

Click the picture below to play video!

A special thank you to our Rocket Alumni, Oscar Garcia Jr. for producing this awesome video!

One School, one town, one family!
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Looking to view your students meal account activity?

To add money to, or otherwise access (check balances, etc) your child's school lunch account, you can go to this link below:

To access this in the future, you can go to the B-C-S Website ( under the Parents Tab.

Everyone has to register if you have not logged in. If you need help with registering please call us.

Thank you.

B-C-S Food Service Department.

Victoria Coffman:

419-898-6216, Ext. 2210

District Calendar for B-C-S Local School District for the 2019-2020 School Year!

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Community News and Events!


The Oak Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce will be offering gift wrapping services for the Holiday Season. All proceeds will benefit the Olde Fashioned Christmas Celebration in downtown Oak Harbor, and prices will range from $1 - $5 depending on the size of the gift. Customers can drop their gifts off Monday – Friday between 8am-4pm. They will begin accepting gifts to wrap on Monday November 25, 2019 and will wrap through December 19, 2019. If you have any questions, please call 419-898-0479 or stop by at 161 W. Water Street, Oak Harbor, OH 43449.

What's Going On At RC Waters Elementary?

Follow RC Waters Elementary on Twitter to keep up with what's going on!


Holiday Fun!

Mrs. Witkowski's, Mrs. Thomas', and Mrs. Mills' Classes joined together for a group field trip. They started with breakfast at Christy's Corner Cafe in Elmore. Next, they shopped at Target and 5 Below to purchase their Secret Santa gifts. And they ended the day with lunch at Fricker's. The students and staff were so very blessed by so many people, from the bus drivers who switched things up as needed, to restaurants who sent kiddos home with gift bags, to complete strangers who sent students home with gift cards to say "Merry Christmas! and please come back".

R.C. Waters Would Like to Highlight the Top Class Dojo Winners for the Month of November

Kindergarten: (back left to right) Bentley Buehler, Bryce Patrick, Bailee Miller, and Jace McKeen; (front left to right) Evan Oberlin, Emma Priddy, Ethan Paul, and Tyler Metroff

First Grade: (back left to right) Lexi Hayes, Kinsley Moore, Emily Hopkins, and Olive Walker; (front left to right) Isabel Meyer, Rylan Sandrock, and Hailey Sprenger

Second Grade: (back left to right) Jacob Sandwisch, Hudson Keller, Davin Cunningham, Madelynn Rofkar, and Elliot Joy; (front left to right) Amiya Portales, Skarlett Mitchell, and Jameson Rohde

Third Grade (back left to right) Declan Sloan, Kaden Risch, Griffin Gahler, Everett Dusseau, and Ella Witkowski; (front left to right) Sophia Gardner, Payton Pohorecki, Kaitlyn Ramsey, and Miri Denman (not pictured: Jocelyn Forsythe)

Third Grade (back left to right) Declan Sloan, Kaden Risch, Griffin Gahler, Everett Dusseau, and Ella Witkowski; (front left to right) Sophia Gardner, Payton Pohorecki, Kaitlyn Ramsey, and Miri Denman (not pictured: Jocelyn Forsythe)

The State of Matter

Third grade is studying the states of matter. Mrs. Beard’s group enjoyed some hands-on experiments. (Some were a bit messy!)

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Job Shadow Day!

Several 7th-grade students completed a Job Shadow Day at RC Waters this week.

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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!


Check Out What We Did This Week ......

Students participated in “Mix it up Monday” where they were assigned random seats at lunch given discussion topics to encourage new friendships!

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Many of our 7th graders spent job shadow day Penta Career Center!

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Students of the Month!

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Important Announcements!


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


Congratulations, Academic Challenge Team!

The academic challenge team took 2nd place in their division at the Trash POP Culture competition this weekend! All while in their PJ’s. Congrats!

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8th Grade Academic Challenge News

Congrats to OHHS 8th grade academic challenge team for placing 2nd at Firelands last week!

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OHHS Jazz Band Kicks off the Holiday Celebration Concert!

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Annual Christmas Concert Featuring the OHHS Choirs

We invite you to join us Sunday, December 15 at 3:00 pm for ‘Silent Night’, our annual Christmas concert featuring the various OHHS Choirs, soloists, and small vocal ensembles.

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Follow PENTA on Twitter to keep up with what's going on!


FFA Leadership Night

Proud to host FFA Leadership Night with the Ohio FFA officers. Thank you Clay, Oak Harbor and Genoa for participating along with the Penta chapter.

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Congratulations Emily Wolf!

Emily Wolf’s big day and official signing to attend Youngstown State as a member of their Track & Field Team. Congratulations Emily!!!!

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  • Congrats to the following Rocket football players for being named to the All Ohio Football Team: Jac Alexander-1st, Clay Schulte-1st, Gabe Dowling-1st, Tyler May-3rd, Jordan Arnold-3rd, Will Dowling-Special Mention!
  • Final from Oak Harbor Lady Rockets Basketball Edison 49 Lady Rockets Oak Harbor 43
  • Congratulations to the Men's and Women's teams as they brought home four victories tonight! The Ladies beat Norwalk 106-57 and St. Marys 120-38. The Men's team beat Norwalk 127-40 and St. Marys 107-60.
  • Final score from Toledo Christian Lady Rockets 52 Lady Eagles 72


A nice moment of fellowship and sportsmanship after the game at Toledo Christian.

This is what sports are all about.

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Reverse Raffle Tickets and Meal Tickets are Now Available!

The Athletic Booster’s Annual Reverse Raffle Tickets are now available.

Mark your calendars for March 21, 2020, to be held at the Ottawa County Fairgrounds.

Tickets are $75 with extra meal tickets available for $25

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Did you Know? B-C-S Local School District provides free and appropriate educational services to all children with disabilities

The Benton-Carroll-Salem Local School District provides free and appropriate educational services to all children with disabilities ages 3 - 21 residing within the school district, regardless of the severity of their disability. These services are provided in programs meeting rules adopted by the State Board of Education. Parents of children attending public, parochial, or private schools should contact Jim Boss, Director of Student Services, at 419-898-3280 if they suspect their child has a disability.



WEEK OF 12/09/2019

Monday, December 9

4:00 PM A MS ~ Wrestling - Perrysburg/Springfield - @ Perrysburg

4:30 PM H MS ~ Boys Basketball - Clyde

4:30 PM H MS ~ Girls Basketball - Clyde

Tuesday, December 10

4:30 PM A MS ~ Swim/Dive - Port Clinton/SJC- @ Port Clinton

5:00 PM A HS ~ Swim & Diving - Margaretta

6:00 PM RC ~ Christmas Program - 2nd Grade

7:00 PM RC ~ Christmas Program - 3rd Grade

Thursday, December 12

4:30 PM H MS ~ Boys Basketball - Margaretta

4:30 PM A MS ~ Girls Basketball - Margaretta

6:00 PM A HS ~ Girls Basketball - Eastwood

6:00 PM Board Meeting @ Board Office

6:00 PM RC ~ Christmas Program - Kindergarten

7:00 PM RC ~ Christmas Program - 1st Grade

Friday, December 13

5:00 PM H MS ~ Swim/Dive - SBC Diving Only

Saturday, December 14

HS ~ Swim & Diving - Ned Reeb - @ Columbus

9:00 AM A HS ~ Wrestling - Bellevue Invite

10:00 AM A MS ~ Swim/Dive - SBC Swimming Only @ Port Clinton

10:00 AM H MS ~ Wrestling - Oak Harbor Invite

1:00 PM A HS ~ Girls Basketball - Willard

Sunday, December 15

3:00 PM HS ~ Choir Christmas Concert - 8th & HS

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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Stay Connected W/ B-C-S Schools

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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