Otsego Jr. High
December 16, 2016
A Message from Mr. Olds
Greetings parents. This year has really been moving at a fast pace. We have seen many changes in the past few months and everyone has adjusted well. I am proud to see our targeted academic interventions working throughout the building. We incorporated academic assist into the last part of our school day. Our math and language arts departments are utilizing reading plus and math XL initiatives which seem to be beneficial to all students. So, please continue to encourage your students to keep reading and problem solving.
The culture in the building seems to be one that allows students to learn in a safe environment free from intimidation, harm or harassment. These factors are important for student growth and comfort level in the building. We utilize our counseling department to address different social issues throughout the course of each week and this seems to keep the communication lines open. Thank you for the continued support and entrusting us to work with your students. Keep talking, listening, learning and growing with your children as we will do the same. Have a wonderful and productive shopping weekend.
On Tuesday, December 13th, students of all grades gathered in the upstairs hallway to see student Daimyen Bayless’s locker get decorated for his birthday; a tradition for friends at Otsego. Lillie Luce, a friend of the student, decided that just because he’s gone physically, doesn’t mean his memory shouldn’t be forgotten at the place we all knew him best. She organised the decorating, inviting other friends to make cards, print photos, and draw things for their friend. Many students stood in the hall, reminiscing while everything was being placed. In attendance was Daimyen’s mother, Chasity, Lillie’s mother, Dannie, and OJHS Counselor, David Fryling.
As many know, Daimyen is a student at Otsego that passed away on July 10th of this year due to injuries after a car accident. His friends threw a memorial for him shortly after, on the 12th. This gained local news attention, as some were interviewed about the person they’d all just lost. This is now an annual memorial and is held in Grand Rapids, where Daimyen grew up.
Daimyen would have been an eighth grader this year at Otsego, however, his friends are sure to bring him with wherever they go. His smile is an image engraved into the minds of peers forever.
Rest in Peace, DaimyenErin Anderson
Otsego Junior High Debate Club
Otsego Junior High School is starting a Debate Club, which will meet every Monday in room A17 (Mrs. Duhamel’s room), from 2:30pm-3:15pm. The first meeting is next Monday (December 19th). Students that take part in this opportunity will improve their ability to think critically, speak in public, and make strong arguments for important causes.
If you have any questions at all, please contact Mr. Fryling (firstname.lastname@example.org; extension 3006).
JH Cheer Fundraiser
Free crisis text line
Reading plus link
Jr. High Sports Schedule & Forms
6th & 7/8th grade Quiz bowl Schedule
Athletic Attendance Policy (See item #4 in Athletic Responsibility Waiver)
To participate in a contest or attend practice, an athlete must be in school all day of the contest unless prior arrangements are made with the principal. In the case of a week night contest, an athlete or cheerleader must be in attendance the entire following day in order to participate in the next contest.
This eligibility policy will apply to any student athletes, managers, statisticians, cheerleaders, and other extracurricular activities at OJHS involving students in grades 7 and 8. The junior high school principal or district superintendent may declare a student immediately ineligible for involvement in a serious offense.
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Calendar and Events:
Happening this Week:
Dec. 17 GBB home vs. Bryan 10:00am
Dec. 17 Wrestling - Lake Runway Invite 9:00
Dec. 20 GBB home vs. Swanton 4:15
Dec. 23-Jan. 3, 2017 Winter Break - No School
Jan. 3 Teacher Workday - No Classes
Jan. 3 End of Second nine weeks
Jan. 3 GBB @ Woodmore 4:15
Jan. 3 BBB home vs. Woodmore 4:15
Jan. 3 Wrestling @ Swanton 4:30
Jan. 4 Classes Resume for students
Jan. 4 Wrestling - Otsego/Rossford @ Genoa 4:15Jan. 4 Classes Resume
Jan. 5 GBB home vs. Lake 4:15
Jan. 5 BBB @ Lake 4:15
Jan. 9 BBB @ Genoa 4:15
Jan. 10 GBB home vs. Genoa 4:15
Jan. 11 Wrestling home against Woodmore 4:15Jan. 12 GBB @ Eastwood 4:15
Jan. 12 BBB home vs. Eastwood 4:15
Jan. 14 Wrestling - Chuck Mason Invite @ Fostoria 9:00
Jan. 14 BBB @ Swanton 4:15
Jan. 16 Martin Luther King Day - No School
Jan. 19 GBB home vs. Fostoria 4:15
Jan. 19 BBB @ Fostoria 4:15
Jan. 21 Wrestling NBC tournament @ Eastwood TBA
Jan. 24 GBB home vs. Elmwood 4:15
Jan. 24 BBB @ Elmwood 4:15
Jan. 26 BBB @ Rossford 4:15
Jan. 28 & Feb. 1 GBB 7th grade NBC tournament at Fostoria, Finals, Sat. Feb. 4 @ Elmwood
Jan. 28 & Feb. 1 GBB 8th grade NBC tournament at Elmwood, Finals Sat. Feb. 4 @ Elmwood
Jan. 31 BBB @ Woodmore 4:15
Feb. 2 BBB home vs. Lake 4:15
Feb. 6 Two hour delay for AM In-Service
Feb. 7 BBB home vs Genoa
Feb. 9 BBB @ Eastwood 4:15
Feb. 14 BBB home vs. Fostoria 4:15
Feb. 16 BBB home vs. Elmwood 4:15
Feb. 17 District Professional Development - No Classes
Feb. 20 President's Day - No School
Feb. 25 & Mar. 1 7th BBB @ Genoa NBC Tournament, Finals Mar. 4 @ Lake
Feb. 25 & Mar. 1 8th BBB @ Lake NBC Tournament, Finals Mar. 4 @ Lake
Mar. 1 Two hour delay for AM In-service
Mar. 17 End of third nine weeks
April 2 Choir and Band Chicken BBQ
April 8-April 17 Spring Break
May 25 End of fourth nine weeks/last day of school for students