Rocket Report

November 12, 2019

THANK YOU to Voters of B-C-S for Your Support and Confidence in What We Do!

We will continue to make you proud!

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Last week our 3.9 mill property tax was passed by voters. It is a momentous WIN for the students, staff, and community of Benton-Carroll-Salem School District! Our tradition of excellence will continue and grow!

On behalf of the Board of Education and Treasurer Cajon Keeton, I wish to thank the community for their vote of support. We will continue to work hard to make our community proud of the educational opportunities of B-C-S, and continue to work equally hard to be excellent stewards of the tax payers hard earned dollars.


Guy Parmigian

Restoration of School Busing Service

Dear B-C-S Parents/Guardians:

Due to passage of the levy, busing is being brought back similar to what it was last school year. We will start transporting students in high school (including Penta) and students who live within 2 miles of our schools on January 6, 2020.

Please call Transportation Director Jeannie Behnken if you have any questions (419-898-6214).

Thank you for your continued support.

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!

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On Saturday December 7, 2019 at 4:15pm Santa’s friends from the Portage District Fire Department will be guiding him through the streets of the village as he announces his arrival and opens the 2019 Holiday Season.

At 5:00pm Santa will arrive at the Log Cabin to light the Village Christmas Tree and to visit with the children.

Each child will have the opportunity to share their Christmas wish list with Santa at the Log Cabin. After their visit with Santa the children will then receive Santa Bucks and be able to shop for two (2) free gift items for their loved ones from several businesses in downtown. There will be several businesses open that night and parents will receive an entry card, if you and your children visit each of the participating stores and have your card stamped, you can then enter your card into a drawing for $100 in gift certificates! After the children have purchased their gifts they may proceed to Portage Fire Station for Cookies and Cocoa and parents can turn in their entries for the drawing. These activities will be available from 5pm-7pm.

Santa will also be at the Log Cabin from 6pm-8pm on Dec 13th & 20th.

For more information, please contact the office at 419-898-0479.


A time honored Holiday tradition, Christmas Trees on Parade will light up the town again this year. Friends, family, businesses and organizations are invited to sponsor a tree as a memorial, an honorary gift or a seasonal greeting. A sign will be placed at each tree displaying the special message and the sponsor. All proceeds help to fund the Olde Fashioned Christmas Celebration.

They will be displayed on the light posts in the Oak Harbor village from December 1st to January 1st.

Cost to sponsor a tree is $35. Forms are currently available online at, or at the Chamber office, 161 W. Water St, Oak Harbor. Deadline is November 25, 2019.

For more information, please contact the office at 419-898-0479.


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?

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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.

Kindergarten: (back left to right) Mya Kruse, Lauren Mulligan, Natalie McGowan, Weston Hill, Beckett Sweet, and Nathan Wood; (front left to right) Addisynn Lenke, Marley Graber, Kendal Barron, and Quinn Guerin (not pictured: Ana Sigurdson)

First Grade: (back left to right) Claire Magoto, Landree Grodi and Cooper Sweet; (front left to right) Carrie Gahler, Wesley Cole, and Bo Guerin

Second Grade: (back left to right) Camdin Randolph, Madelynn Metroff, Kaylee Laubacher, and Erica Biggert; (front left to right) Amelia Strausbaugh, Payson Hopkins, and Caroline Avery (not pictured: Greyson Leist and Blake Gaines)

Third Grade (back left to right) Remington Balboa, Philip Dehring, Chelsea Meckfessel, and Taylor Gluth; (front left to right) Kayleigh Lenke, Gabriella Neiderhouse, and Makayla Borjas

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Third Grade (back left to right) Remington Balboa, Philip Dehring, Chelsea Meckfessel, and Taylor Gluth; (front left to right) Kayleigh Lenke, Gabriella Neiderhouse, and Makayla Borjas

Keeping our Eyes Safe and Healthy!

Dr. Kegerize and staff from Genoa Family Eyecare visited our kindergarten students this week. They teach students how to keep their eyes safe and healthy. They also perform a quick vision screening.

What's Going On At Oak Harbor Middle School?

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Happy Veterans Day!

On Monday, November 11th, OHMS honored the men and women who have served our country!

Thank you for your service!

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


Veterans Day Assembly at OHHS!

Chief Parker shares his Marine military experience during our Veterans Day Assembly organized by our Senior Class Officers! Our Rockets were honored to host our Veterans.

Join the OHHS Thespians as we present CLUE

On a dark and stormy night, six unique guests, plus a butler and a maid, assemble for a dinner party at the home of Mr. Boddy. When their host turns up dead, it is clear that no one is safe! Soon the guests are racing to find the killer and keep the body count from stacking up. Based on the popular board game and adapted from the cult classic film, Clue is the comedy whodunit that will keep you guessing (and laughing) to the very end.

Join the OHHS Thespians Nov. 15-17 as we present CLUE. Show times are Friday at 7:30; a special Saturday matinee at 1:00, and a Sunday matinee at 2:00. Tickets, $8.00 for adults and $6.00 for students and seniors, are available at the door or from any cast member.

Whodunnit? You'll have to wait and see!

Academic Challenge News

The Academic Challenge episode on WNWO will now air on NOVEMBER 17! Be sure to tune in!

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Rockets move on after defeating Beachwood!

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30th Annual Nancy Leaser Cheerleading Invitational

Well done ladies on hosting the 30th Annual Cheerleading Invitational, in memory of Mrs. Nancy Leaser. Each is a former squad member dedicated to the program she built. She would be proud!


Our High School MD Unit students completed their Morning Delivery Crew orders this week in honor of the undefeated OHHS Rocket Football team.

Our MD crew dressed in Football Jerseys lent to us by the AMAZING Coach May and made football labels for each beverage order.

We wanted to be an encouragement to the team by becoming a moving pep assembly!

OHHS Band Season In Review Concert!

Rockets celebrating Rockets!

A great season in review concert!

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PENTA Senior Spotlight

Senior Spotlight: Kobe Fletcher (OH)

Lab: Exercise Science & Sports Med

Future Plans: I plan on enlisting in the Coast Guard as a Maritime Enforcer and then earning my Associate’s degree in Exercise Science. Ultimately I’d like to be a Tactical Strength & Conditioning Facilitator


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

We are enjoying November by doing lots of fall activities! Within our curriculum, we learned about trees and how they change, as well as what we can make with parts of trees. We compared ourselves to trees by measuring how tall we are and how much we’ve grown since being a baby, just like a sprout grows into a tree. We also painted with Indian corn and made our name turkeys. Finally, we celebrated Veterans Day by thanking one of our favorite veterans, Mr. Ryan Smith, for his service. We also had the honor of doing the Pledge of Allegiance with him.

Pre-Sale Tickets for Saturday's Game!

On-line Pre-sale tickets for Saturday night’s football game vs Eastwood are on sale. Tickets will also be available at school later this week. Stay tuned for more information

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  • Final score from Oak Harbor: Oak Harbor Rockets 41 Beachwood Bison 7
  • Thank you to Port Clinton Mayor Mike Snider for providing our seniors with pizza today after practice!
  • Oak Harbor will play Round 2 of the football playoffs this coming Saturday night at 7:00 vs Eastwood at Lake High School.



WEEK OF 11/11/19

Tuesday, November 12

5:30 PM A MS ~ swim/Dive - Fremont - Away

6:00 PM RC ~ TIE Meeting

6:30 PM MS ~ Fall Band Concert - 6th & 7th Grade

Wednesday, November 13

HS ~ Sophomore Explore Penta field trip

Thursday, November 14

5:00 PM H MS ~ Swim/Dive - Sandusky - Home

Friday, November 15

7:30 PM Fall Play

Saturday, November 16

1:00 PM Fall Play

Sunday, November 17

2:00 PM Fall Play

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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