Rocket Report

October 1, 2018

Ohio's Education Chief Checks Out Local Internship Program!

The state’s top school administrator, Paolo DeMaria, superintendent of public instruction at the Ohio Department of Education, got a firsthand look at how Ottawa County collaboration is helping local students and local businesses. On Wednesday, DeMaria visited Spencer Segaard, a senior at Oak Harbor High School, who is interning at Baumann Ford Genoa as part of the Career Engagement Opportunities, or CEO Internship Program, which is offered by the Ottawa County Business Advisory Council.

Great job Spencer! You represented Oak Harbor HS very well!

Check This Out!

Short video of Ohio's education chief talking with OHHS Senior Spencer Segaard.


Wishing all of our students and staff an exciting and memorable week celebrating #RocketPride at RC. Waters, Oak Harbor Middle School, and Oak Harbor High School!

Important Events to attend this week:

Join us for the Homecoming Parade and bonfire on Wednesday, October 3rd at 7:00 PM!

FFA is having a Tailgate Party, Friday, October 5th before the football game from 4:30-6:00 PM! All are welcome: Football players, cheerleaders, students/teachers, and parents! Join us for games, food, and FUN! FFA Members are encouraged to bring a dish to share!

Join us Friday evening, October 5th at Rocket Stadium for the football game where we will announce our 2018 Homecoming Court and announce the King and Queen!


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Halloween is just around the corner!

The Oak Harbor High School student council has announced the return of Halloween In The Halls for the second year! Along with OHHS Student Council and many other clubs and organizations, Halloween in the Halls will take place on Thursday, October 25th at OHHS from 6 - 7:30 PM!

This family fun event is for any children age: infant - 6th-grade, please be sure all little ghouls and boys are accompanied by an adult.

Please join us for a FREE safe and warm trick or treating event with candy, games and more!

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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, B-C-S alumni from the Class of 2016, Serena Brough!

1. Please introduce yourself. Please also state when you graduated.

  • My name is Serena Brough, and I am a 2016 Oak Harbor High School graduate. I currently live in Columbus, OH, where I am a student and work in a research lab investigating skin cancer.

2. Can you please tell us about your summer work experience with B-C-S Local School District this past summer?

  • This previous summer (2018) and the one before it (2017), I worked full-time as a part of the Oak Harbor Middle School Summer Crew. It was a great summer job for me because it took place from June-August, and I even got off a few weeks to myself before I had to be back at college. I heard about the opportunity from my mother, Terri Brough, who is a custodian at the middle school and decided to take advantage of it. She and the head custodian, Jimmie Bryant, created a welcoming and positive work environment that I enjoyed being a part of both summers. It was a great experience overall and taught me skills I would not have otherwise.

3. What college do you attend and what is your major?

  • I am in my third year at The Ohio State University. I am majoring in biology, with two minors: one in general psychology and one in bioethics. Currently, I am on a pre-medicine track.

4. What is your dream job someday?

  • My dream job is to someday be a doctor. The opportunities I have received at OSU have developed my interest in medicine and the implications it has on people and society as a whole. I have been active in the medical field the past few years, and I find it very rewarding to be able to help people while both using my knowledge and doing something I enjoy.

5. Please tell us what Rocket Pride means to you as an alumnus to B-C-S Local School District?

  • To me, Rocket Pride means being the best version of yourself that you can be. Going from an extremely small school to a university as big and diverse as OSU is, I have realized that not everyone gets the same type of opportunities as those provided at B-C-S. Being able to grasp these opportunities and utilize them allows you to achieve things you would not have otherwise. One experience that stands out to me is Mrs. Karr’s chemistry classes. I took both in high school, and I remember constantly hearing their reputation of being difficult. Taking them, however, put me so far ahead of my classmates when I had to take general chemistry my first semester at OSU and made the transition from high school to college so much easier. Experiences like this have personally allowed me to grow as an individual and be as successful as I have been at college. B-C-S has these advantages, and if you’re able to take hold of them and learn from them, you can learn how to grow and become successful.

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:

October 17 - Happy Hour at noon

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.


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Don't Forget! Election day is Tuesday, November 6th!

Election Day is Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

The voting registration deadline for the November 6th general election is Tuesday, October 9.

Absentee Voting (Early Voting) begins on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at the Ottawa County Board of Elections office located at 8444 West SR 163 in Oak Harbor (just west of the Ottawa County Fairground). Voters can show up in person at their office at the following times:

*October 10 through October 26 from 8 AM—5 PM. (Monday through Friday)

*Saturday, October 27 and Saturday, November 3 from 8 AM—4 PM

*Monday, October 29 through Friday, November 2 from 8 AM—7 PM

*Sunday, November 4 from 1 PM—5 PM

*Monday, November 5 from 8 AM—2 PM


On Sunday, September 24th, State Representative Steve Arndt presented a commendation on behalf of the Ohio House to William Giezie for his Induction into the Eagle Scout Court of Honor. For his Eagle Scout project, William constructed a Little Free Library for Oak Harbor Middle School.

What's Going On At RC Waters Elementary?

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MONDAY: Pajama Day


WEDNESDAY: Jersey/Favorite Team Day

THURSDAY: Grade Level Color Day:

K-Yellow, 1-Blue, 2-Green, 3-Orange

FRIDAY: Rocket Spirit Wear Day

First grade science & social studies rotations

First-grade students completed Science and Social Studies rotations. They experimented with solids, liquids, & gases. Students made (& tasted) homemade butter. They learned about transportation, maps, and used Google maps to view the school and other local landmarks. They discussed the 3-R’s: being responsible, respectful, and ready. And they made 3-D models of a community.


Art time FUN!

After studying the artist Kehinde Wiley, students drew portraits (either self or of a loved one) in Art class. Students brought in pictures or used a mirror to help them with the image.

Kindergarten students study animal habitats!

Ms. Biggert’s kindergarten class worked on creating animal habitats. Students were given an animal to create a habitat for, they then chose their materials and worked together to build it.



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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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It's time for the COLOR RUN!

The OHMS Student Council will be having the 3rd Annual Rocket Color Run on Friday, October 5th at 4PM before the Homecoming game.

Forms will be available in the offices of all 3 schools. The cost will be $10 for the run and an additional $10 if you'd like to purchase a shirt.

A portion of the proceeds this year will go to Jill Johnson and CASA, as she will be competing in this year's Dancing With The Stars in November.

7th grade announces September students of the month!

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7th grade September students of the month! Great examples of super 7th grade students! Congratulations!

5th grade students participate in 'Conservation Field Day' - A tradition of 57 years!

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For more than 50 years, local 5th-grade students have gotten the chance to spend a day outside of the classroom to explore the natural habitats in their community's own backyard. Over the course of two days, over 500 students from Port Clinton, Oak Harbor, Genoa, Danbury, Immaculate Conception, St. Boniface and Lakota trekked through the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge while learning about various environmental topics from agriculture to animals.



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


OHHS Spirit Week!

Monday - PJ Day

Tuesday - Hawaiian Day

Wednesday- Jersey Day

Thursday- Throwback Thursday (decades)

Friday- Rocket Pride + Tutus and Tiaras (game theme)

2nd Annual Sr. Civics Day is October 4th!

On Thursday, October 4th OHHS Senior class officers will be hosting the 2nd Annual Sr. Civics Day in the auditorium during the lunch hour. This is open to all seniors that are or will be 18 years old on or before November 6th.

This event is to better inform and remind students of the voter registration process as well as the issues that will be on the upcoming ballot. Those that attend will need to bring with them their drivers license or their last 4 digits of their social security number. This information is required for registration here in the state of Ohio.

Lunch will be provided for those that attend. Hope to see you there!

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The 5th Annual Ottawa County Career Showcase is fast approaching!

The event will be held on Friday, October 5th at the Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center from 9am to 2pm and will bring together 9th graders from throughout Ottawa County to showcase local employers and career opportunities.

The event is sponsored by the Ottawa County Business Advisory Council and is part of an ongoing 4-county initiative to increase communication and partnership between schools and businesses. Students will learn about career opportunities right here where they live, play, and learn.

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Career Assessments underway!

Our freshmen class taking a career assessment with guidance from Mrs. Ernsberger from OCIC!

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Homecoming Hall Decorating!

Oak Harbor High School students preparing for homecoming week by spreading their school spirit with hallway decorating!! Huge thanks to all the rockets that came out and helped!



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


September Student of the Month!

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Congratulations to Sarah Hablitzel for being chosen as the September student of the month!

Pathways to Prosperity!

A great article that every parent should read. Today’s vocational schools bust stereotypes, offer better college, career options!


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

Fall is in the air!

This past week our students created shape collages, learned the color orange, observed and discussed how the trees are changing as well as the weather. We also painted a special pumpkin decoration. Our students are also discussing how to make friends and how to be a part of a group.

We will begin our unit study of trees next week!


  • The Lady Rocket high school cross country team took home a runner-up trophy today from the Clay Invite.
  • The Boys HS cross country team finished 4th place at the Clay Invite. Missed a trophy by one point. Great race! Marcus Hartlage 9th overall!
  • OHMS XC traveled to the Clay Invitational today. The girl's team took 4th out of 12 while the boys were 8th of 12. Ashley Schiller was 3rd overall and Owen Miller was 6th overall.
  • Rocket JV Football Team defeats Northwood by a final score of 33-8
  • Final score from Vermilion. Oak Harbor Rockets defeat the Vermilion Sailors by the final score of 38-0
  • The Lady Rocket Tennis Team defeats SMCC tonight 5-0. Way to go ladies!
  • Rockets win!! The Lady Rocket Volleyball team wins game 3 by the score of 25-23 to win the match 3-0. Nice Job Ladies
  • At the Oak Harbor Launch Pad the JV volleyball team defeats Vermilion 2 game to 1
  • The Varsity Boys Soccer Team defeats Port Clinton by a final score of 2-0. The Lady Rockets Soccer Team also defeats Port Clinton by a final score of 5-0. Way to go Rockets
  • Aidan Barton puts one in the corner of the net! Rockets 2 - Redskins 0
  • Oak Harbor Girls Golf team were SECTIONAL CHAMPS TODAY @ Fostoria C.C The team shot 374 and BROKE the school record!
  • Results at the Ottawa County Cross Country combined boys and girls teams 1st place Genoa, 2nd place Oak Harbor, and Third Place Port Clinton. Many Thank also to Danbury and Put in Bay for some great races. A Huge shout out goes to all the volunteers and helpers for making this great!!



WEEK OF 10/01/2018

Monday, October 1

4:30 PM A HS Girls Tennis ~ Huron - Away

5:00 PM H HS ~ Varsity Girls Soccer - Edison - Home

7:00 PM H HS ~ Varsity Boys Soccer - Edison - Home

Tuesday, October 2

HS ~ DECA Fall Districts @ BGSU

4:30 PM H MS ~ Volleyball - Perkins - Home

5:00 PM A HS ~ Volleyball - Willard - Away

6:30 PM H HS ~ JV Boys Soccer - Edison - Home

Wednesday, October 3

8:30 AM BCS Senior Citizens Breakfast ~ High School Cafeteria

7:00 PM Homecoming Parade

Thursday, October 4

4:30 PM A MS ~ Cross Country - Fremont Invite - @ Walsh Park

4:30 PM H MS ~ Volleyball - Margaretta - Home

4:30 PM H MS ~ 8th Football - Vermilion - Home

5:00 PM A HS ~ Volleyball - Margaretta - Away

5:00 PM H HS ~ Varsity Boys Soccer - Clyde - Home -

Senior Parents Night

7:00 PM H HS ~ Varsity Girls Soccer - Clyde - Home -

Senior Parents Night

Friday, October 5

HS ~ Career Showcase field trip for all Freshmen

8:45 AM HS ~ Sophomore students meeting with Penta Reps in Auditorium @ 2nd period

7:00 PM H HS ~ Football - Huron (Homecoming)

Saturday, October 6

9:00 AM A HS ~ Cross Country - Fostoria Invite - @ Fostoria HS

9:00 AM A MS ~ Cross Country - Fostoria Invite - @ Fostoria HS

11:00 AM A HS ~ JV Football - Huron - Away

8:00 PM HS ~ Homecoming dance

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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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