Otsego Middle School

January 8, 2016

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OMS DI Team Challenges Plainwell Middle School

The Otsego Middle School Destination Imagination Team is prepping for their competition by identifying and acting on a community need. They’ve decided to take a collection of health and beauty care items for Christian Neighbors. They are starting January 12th and going until the end of the month. These products are only provided to Christian Neighbors by donation; they are very limited to the resources they have available to get these basic products – like deodorant, shampoo, toothpaste, etc. And they rarely keep them on the shelves for long! The challenge is to see which school can collect the most products in this time. There is a prize for the winning school. OMS DI kids created a fun video to lay out the challenge which will be played at both schools. Here’s a link to it: https://otsegops.wistia.com/medias/kuwpagn3ed

This community service project is for the kids’ actual DI project for competition. They chose the challenge “The MEME Event” which focuses on Service Learning and Project Outreach. Once their Otsego/Plainwell challenge is over, they’ll have to look at the results and create a presentation on their findings and impact. Their challenge is described below in the description from the DI website http://www.destinationimagination.org/files/blog/15-16_Challenge_Overviews.pdf

Dawgs Got Talent!

What a fun afternoon we had watching our talented students perform in Dawgs Got Talent! I continue to be so impressed by how poised, brave and talented they are. I am so proud of all of them! A special thank you goes out to Mrs. Patin for organizing the event, Mr. Throop & Mr. Brown for being the MC's, Mrs. Lincoln, stage manager and Mrs. Drumm, Mr. Knash & Mrs. Secord, judges . The students were able to use their devices to vote for their favorite act. 3rd Place - Karina Hess (Singing, “Forget You”), 2nd Place - Tessa Meggs (Dancing to “I’m not perfect”) and 1st Place - Emma Connie, Joy Wolfe, and Abigail Sullivan (Gymnastics Routine).

Fun Fest January 12th!

OMS Student Council will once again be hosting a Fun Fest! The Fun Fest will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 12th from 3:00-5:00 p.m. and is open to all OMS 6th-8th grade students. The cost is $5.00 and profits will be donated to our Backpack Buddy Program. In addition, any student who brings any items to support our OMS Destination Imagination Challenge will be entered into a drawing. Fun Fest activities include open gym, dj and dancing and games in the library.

The Uglier the Sweater the Better!

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Congratulations Owen Stender!

We are proud to announce that 7th grader, Owen Stender, qualified for the MISCA state meet in the 100 breast stroke at the first competition of the year against Plainwell! Way to go Owen!

What Happens on Delayed Start Wednesdays?

2015 Spring M-STEP Scores

Scores have arrived from the spring! You should have received your individual child's report in the mail during the holiday break.

Welcome Wrestling Coach Blanchard!

We are excited to announce that Jesse Blanchard will be our middle school wrestling coach! Practices will begin on Monday at 3:00 p.m. Stay tuned for more information coming soon!

Ping Pong Tables Wanted

With the cold weather settling in, we are ready to start our fun indoor lunchroom activities. If you, or someone you know, would be willing to let us borrow a ping pong table for the winter months, please contact our office at 692-6199. We are looking for 2-4 tables so that we can begin some lunchroom ping pong competitions. Thanks for your help!

Kindles Wanted

Do you have a Kindle that you no longer use? We have just the spot for it! If you do, please consider donating it to our ELA department.
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OMS Students are setting goals, monitoring them and achieving them! Each time they do, staff members are handing out "I Met My Goal" tickets. Congratulations to the following students who were lucky enough to have their name drawn: Reece Plotts, Emma Owens, Rebecca Gardner, Jocee France & Alleigh Longstreet. This week we kickef off our "listening" lessons. The following are five lucky students who had their ticket drawn for "listening attentively": Mia Crites, Briahna Mosher, Lexi Westfall-Kennedy, Drew Todd & Kaitlyn Morey. They each received a ticket for a free item in the a la carte line. Keep up the great work!!
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Cereal boxes needed for Art!

Upcoming Events

Jan. 11 - Art Club - 2:45-3:45 p.m.

Wrestling practice starts - 3:00 p.m.

Swim Meet at Battle Creek Lakeview - 5:30 p.m.

Jan. 12 - Student Council meeting - 7:30 a.m.

Fun Fest for 6th-8th graders - 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Jan. 13 - Delayed Start - 9:14 a.m. start time

Girls Basketball Scrimmage - 4:00 p.m. - 7th Grade Home

Swim Meet - Home - 5:30 p.m.

Jan. 14 - Student of the Month Breakfast - 7:10 a.m. - OMS Media Center

GLOW - 3:00-5:00 p.m. - Room 113

Jan. 15 - Blue & Gold Day - Sno-Coming Game vs. Plainwell at OHS

Young Men Keeping it REAL - 6:45 a.m.

Student Ticket Sales

Once again high school athletic event tickets are available to be purchased in the main office! Purchase the tickets before the event for $2.00 otherwise tickets are $5.00 at the door. Just a reminder pre-sale tickets are Student Only and Home Events Only. Winter Athletic Events include; Boys and Girls Basketball, Boys Swimming, Competitive Cheer and Wrestling.

Home contests begin for Boys and Girls Basketball December 8th and 10th – Go DAWGS!

Delayed Start - Wednesday, Jan. 13th - Doors open at 8:30 a.m. and hallways at 9:00 a.m.

Attendance Line - 692-6203

Just a reminder, if your child will be absent from school, please make sure you call our attendance line 692-6203 by 8:00 a.m.
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Free & Reduced Lunch Application

To determine if your child is eligible for free or reduced breakfast and lunch, you can apply at LunchApp.com. Paper copies are available in our office.

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