Rocket Report

November 12, 2018

It’s Veteran’s Day!

B-C-S Schools thanks our veterans and current military service personnel for our freedoms!

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Senior Citizen Holiday Luncheon

The B-C-S Annual Senior Citizen Christmas Luncheon is Scheduled for Tuesday, December 4, 2018, with entertainment beginning at 11:30 AM by the OHHS Mixed Choir and Band followed by a delicious luncheon served by our cafeteria staff and students!

Please call the Board Of Education at 419-898-6210 for reservations today!

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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 6th grade student, Austin Cherry!

Austin's feature:

1. Please share your name with the B-C-S community and what grade you are in?

  • My name is Austin Cherry and I am in the 6th grade at OHMS.

2. Please share one of the activities you are involved in outside of school and what you like most about this activity.

  • I am involved in a STEM competition group in Sylvania, OH. The competition group is called FLL (First Lego League). We compete in robotic competitions against other teams. I like that I get to work with my team to bring our thoughts to life. I am also in Boy Scouts with a goal to become an Eagle Scout.

3. What is your favorite school subject this year?

  • STEM is my favorite subject. I have STEM second semester this year!

4. What project are you looking forward to most during STEM second semester this year?

  • I am looking forward to building a rocket. I am already researching how I want to build it to make it go the fastest!

5. What is your favorite holiday?

  • Christmas is my favorite holiday. I love winter and snow!
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Cafeteria News!

Parents can sign up for text alerts when student meal account balances get low! It is free to sign up for the alerts and free to view all meal account history at

Mandatory WINTER OHSAA Parent Meeting Scheduled

The Oak Harbor winter OHSAA parent meeting will be held on Monday, November 12 at 7:00 PM in the HS Cafeteria. If you attended the fall meeting you will only need to attend the sport specific portion of the meeting with the coaches beginning around 7:30.

Please spread the word!

Toledo Symphony Side by Side Concert will be held at OHHS!


The BCS Music Boosters are proud to feature the Toledo Symphony Orchestra in a Side by Side concert with the OHHS Music Department and both Woodmore and Port Clinton choirs on Sunday, November 25, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $20.00 for adults and $15.00 for K-12 students, college students, and seniors 62+. We expect a complete and total sell out. Hope to see you there for this exciting event!

WHO: Toledo Symphony Orchestra in concert with OHHS Music Department

WHEN: Sunday, November 25, 2018, at 7:00 p.m.

Special guests Woodmore Symphonic Chorale and Port Clinton Choir featuring OHHS Alum Chelsea Smith, soprano.

Tickets - $20.00 for adults and $15.00 for students/senior citizens.

Coffee Connections Announced for 2018

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:

November 13 - McDonald's at 8:30 AM

December 5 - Blackberry at 11:30 AM

Contact the Board Office at 898-6210 if you have any questions.

Levy Information

For questions, citizens are encouraged to call the Board Office at (419) 898-6210, or email Superintendent Guy Parmigian or Treasurer Cajon Keeton at


Dear Stakeholders of Benton-Carroll-Salem School District:

While the results of the November 6th election for the 1% earned income tax issue were disappointing, my Rocket Pride is not diminished! It really is stronger. I think my resolve, and that of our Treasurer and Board, are stronger as well to find the way forward to secure our financial future. We know that B-C-S is a special place, made up of special people who in the most genuine and authentic ways strive to serve the needs of all our students, and to provide the very best opportunities they can possibly offer. This fact makes B-C-S School District one of the anchors of our community. What is the value of that anchor?

In the near future, our Board of Education will be regrouping and deciding what the next ballot issue will be. For now, here is what we know:

1. The financial need still exists.
2. The financial need has happened through no fault of our own. The key reason we are in the financial condition we are in is through the de-valuation of Davis-Besse by the Ohio Department of Taxation.
3. The sale or closure of Davis-Besse will not change the fact that we have taken the financial "hit" of the de-valuation of the plant.
4. The sale or closure of Davis-Besse is no reason to delay finding a solution to secure the financial future of B-C-S.
5. We are fighting like heck to keep the nuclear plant open, and those jobs secure, regardless of who owns it.
6. We did get some temporary financial relief from the state (Called the B-C-S Bridge)--but it is only for three years. We just can't count on it continuing.
7. Had the Board not been as fiscally conservative over the past several years, we would be in a lot worse shape, and the financial need would be greater.

Your input as a stakeholder is highly valued. Your questions or concerns on any aspect of our school district are always welcomed. Your ideas for improvement are needed. Our Treasurer and I are happy to sit down over coffee and hear your concern, hear why you feel we may be right or wrong on certain issues. We may have to agree to disagree in the end, but we may just be able to find some common ground and some mutual understanding. I think that is very important. There are no "sides." At the end of the day, we in this school district are all in this together! I can always be reached by email ( or by phone (419-898-6210).

Thank you, and as always, GO ROCKETS.

Guy Parmigian

Being Fiscally Conservative...It's Not Just Talk...

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What's Going On At RC Waters Elementary?

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


R.C. Waters would like to highlight the top Class Dojo winners for the month of October!

R.C. Waters Elementary participates in a school-wide initiative. It is called Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS). PBIS is a process for creating safer and more effective schools by allowing a safe and productive learning environment where teachers can teach and all students can learn. R.C. Waters has adopted a unified set of expectations for behavior in our school. The unified classroom expectations, found in every classroom and non-classroom settings in the school, are as follows: Be Respectful, Be Responsible, and Be Ready.

Student behavior is documented using a tool called ClassDojo. ClassDojo is a free behavior tracking system that reinforces positive behaviors and quickly engages students in becoming accountable for their own choices. One of the main benefits is the easy opportunity to communicate with parents.On a scheduled rotation, students are able to “shop” from the Dojo reward cart using the points they have earned for meeting the behavior expectations.

RCW Canned Food Drive!

RCW will be collecting non-perishable items for the Ottawa County Holiday Bureau. All donations will help families in our own community. Our goal is to collect at least 26 boxes of food this year. It’s the season of giving!

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This Week At RC Waters!



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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!


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Check out the OHMS 1st Quarter Video!

Canned Food Drive Begins Today!

Canned food drive starts Monday! Grade level that donates the most gets to dunk their teachers in a dunk the spring!

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Thank you to First Energy Corp

Thank you to First Energy Corp for your $1,000 donation to support STEM education at OHMS!

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This Week At OHMS!



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


The Ohio State University band marches into Oak Harbor!

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8th Grade OHHS Students offering Community Service to area residents!

The 8th graders of Oak Harbor High School would like to serve others in the Village of Oak Harbor by providing community service on Friday, November 16th. They will spend a couple of hours Friday afternoon raking leaves and cleaning up for their neighbors. We need HELP finding residents to take advantage of this. If you, or anyone you know, live within walking distance of Oak Harbor High School and would like the students to help out at their residence, please email or call the High School at 419-898-6216.

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!

Thank you Students and Staff!

The MD Unit staff & students would like to say THANK YOU to teachers & staff of OHHS for making us feel a part of this amazing school. Mrs. Velliquette, Mrs. Gilbert, the entire kitchen staff, custodial staff, Mr. Raber, &Coach May have gone above &beyond to include our students.


OHHS Mixed Choir to be featured on NBC 24 'Sounds of the Season'

OHHS Mixed Choir at Penta taping for NBC 24 ‘Sounds of the Season’

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


  • A Huge Thank you goes out to the Senior Oak Harbor Football player for all of their hard work and dedication. You have made Oak Harbor Proud.
  • Final score from Lake HS. In the Regional semifinals Liberty Center defeats Oak Harbor by the final score of 14-0.
  • Lady Rocket Cheerleading ready to perform at The Nancy Leaser Invitational
  • The Oak Harbor Rockets are proud to Host #TBDBITL. THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Marching Band. Go Bucks #RocketPride
  • Congratulations to Oak Harbor Head Volleyball Coach Jacki Gezo for being named District 6 Coach of the Year for the 3 rd year in a row.

Nancy Leaser Invitational!

29th Annual Nancy Leaser Invitational was Saturday, November 10th!

Thank you to everyone for coming out this weekend!

Thank you for the memories Oak Habor Rocket Football!

Thank you for a very special season Oak Harbor Rocket Football! A Huge Thank you goes out to the Senior Oak Harbor Football player for all of their hard work and dedication. You have made Oak Harbor proud on and off the field. Go Rockets!

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Fall Sports Banquet is November 19th!

Fall Sports Banquet for ALL fall sports teams will be held Monday, November 19 at 7:00 PM in the High School Auditorium.



WEEK OF 11/12/2018

Monday, November 12

7:00 PM Parent/Athlete Winter Sports Meeting ~ HS Cafe

Tuesday, November 13

4:30 PM A MS ~ Swimming & Diving - Perkins - Away

6:00 PM RC ~ TIE Meeting

6:30 PM MS Band Fall Concert

Wednesday, November 14

HS ~ Explore Penta field trip for all sophomores

Thursday, November 15

4:30 PM H MS ~ Swimming & Diving - Fremont - Home

7:00 PM HS ~ National Honor Society Inductions

Ottawa County Holiday Bureau, Inc. Application


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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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