Rocket Report

October 15, 2018

Benton-Carroll-Salem School Board Earns Award for Outstanding Leadership

Members of the Benton-Carroll-Salem Board of Education were recognized on October 4th with the Award for Outstanding Leadership in Northwest Ohio. The B-C-S Board was recognized during the Ohio School Boards Association NW Region Fall 2018 Conference held in Tiffin.

Upon earning the award, Board President Jeff Dornbusch remarked: "We are honored on behalf the the B-C-S staff, students and community to accept this award. All five board members are proud graduates of Oak Harbor High School and work hard to provide the same quality education that we along with our children have received."

B-C-S Superintendent Guy Parmigian made the following remarks to the Board during the Conference: Treasurer Cajon Keeton and I are proud to recognize members of the Board of Education of Benton-Carroll-Salem Local School District this evening for their innovative and unified leadership.

· Jeff Dornbusch – Board President

· Kim Dusseau- Vice President

· Jamie Tooman- Board Member

· Steve Rhodes Board Member

· Heather Dewitz- Board Member

The Benton-Carroll-Salem LSD has always been a unique school district in having a nuclear power plant within its borders. In March of 2017 our Board of Education, Superintendent, and Treasurer heard the news of potential closure and devaluation that would occur at the Davis Besse Nuclear Power Plant. The devaluation of the plant had a catastrophic impact on the district budget. Since that date, our district has been on a roller coaster.

Our Board of Education has been fully engaged in the difficult conversations and decisions that had to be made. Their leadership has led to the passage of our first operating levy in nearly 20 years, and the passage of the “B-C-S Bridge” Legislation to provide some temporary (3 year) state assistance to the school district. Moreover, their leadership kept morale high among all staff members, which has led to some of the best student academic performance in the state. This year, our district is in the top 10 percent on the state report card.

We are proud to work with a strong, unified, innovative, and even fun Board of Education, and applaud their leadership of our school district through these uncertain times.

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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!


We are excited to announce Halloween in the Halls is inviting local businesses into the school to "rent" rooms for FREE! In doing this, you can decorate, pass out candy, and get your businesses' name out there. This is a great way to connect our community members with our local businesses in a fun family event! If your business would like to join in on the fun, contact Mrs. Wren ( or Mrs. Gwinn ( at Oak Harbor High School for more information. Hurry, the rooms are filling up quick!

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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, aide/accompanist, Mary Wood!

1. Please state your name and what your title is with B-C-S Local School District and how many years you have been with B-C-S?
•My name is Mary Wood and I am the aide/accompanist for the 4 HS choirs and also the 6th and 7th-grade choirs at the MS. I left my former job as an RN (of 20+ years) at The Toledo Hospital in 1998 when our oldest son was a sophomore here, so I am starting my 21st here at BCS. Both my husband and I are graduates of the BCS school system as well as our 4 sons; Adam (2001), Brian (2003), Curtis (2006) and Derek (2014), so our roots run deep here at BCS.

2. Please share how you help create #RocketPride throughout the schools?
•By nature, I am a person who tries to do their best and work hard and one of my life's mantras is to "MAKE A DIFFERENCE!” Here at BCS, I am very fortunate to work alongside excellent staff and with wonderful students. Within the choral department, I would say I create Rocket Pride by being a part of this superb music program which exposes kids to a variety of music and music opportunities. Another area in which I hope to create not only Rocket Pride but a Positive Influence is with my painting on the walls throughout the High School. This started 10 years ago from an idea to "brighten" up the choir room and it has grown from there!

3. What is your favorite concert that takes place during the school year and why?
•I would have to say that my favorite concert is the spring "POPS" concert, usually held in May. We generally have some kind of theme to the concert and is filled with wonderful music performed by all of the 4 HS choirs as well as special solos or small group songs. It such a fun concert for me to play for!

4. What are some benefits that music provides to our students at B-C-S?
•A quick research into the benefits of music will give you a multitude of positive things which would apply to our BCS students. Learning different languages, improving math and listening skills as well as memorization, developing more confidence, and being a part of a Team that functions together with a positive "product" are just a few. It is not just a course that is taken and possibly not used again or used very little. Music is something that is around us and in us for as long as we live. By being involved in a music program, it makes you more aware of the vastness of all the different kinds of music and you can appreciate it even more.

5. Please share some of your favorite hobbies?
•I have always enjoyed sewing, especially quilts, and I seem to always have one in the works. I like to work outside in our large perennial garden and doing a wide variety of crafts and painting. I enjoy being with family and we are blessed to have 5 wonderful grandchildren that we love making memories with.

Toledo Symphony Side by Side Concert

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.

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OSU Marching Band In Concert!

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The Oak Harbor Music Department, BCS Music Boosters & Ottawa County Ohio State Alumni Club are proud to host The Ohio State University Marching Band in concert! The band will be performing on Friday, November 9th at 7:30 pm in the Oak Harbor HS Gymnasium, performing highlights from their halftime shows this season as well as Buckeye favorites!

Tickets are $10 each (4 and under free) and are available for purchase at:

Oak Harbor HS Football Games (October 5th & October 26th)
Oak Harbor HS Office (M-F 8am-3pm)
Oak Harbor MS Office (M-F (7:30am-3: 30 pm)
Our Guest Inn & Suites (Port Clinton)
Mail-Order Form (available on our website,
Oak Harbor Band Department (

Come join us for an amazing opportunity to see The Ohio State University Marching Band right here in Oak Harbor!

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.


Watch the latest Community Meeting held on October 11th Live here!

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

Ohio Clean Energy Jobs Alliance

Superintendent, Guy Parmigian stands with OCIC Director and leaders from Ottawa & Lake County to kick off the Ohio Clean Energy Jobs Alliance to continue dialogue around preserving Ohio's nuclear fleet and securing a state legislative solution to keep Davis Besse & Perry stations operational.

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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 September.

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.

1st grade students meet author Nan Rebik

Our 1st graders walked to town to listen to author Nan Rebik read the story she wrote, Fiona’s Bucket of Trouble, that takes place in Oak Harbor during the Apple Festival. It’s illustrated by OHHS Art students! Thanks to Croghan Bank for providing lunch!




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What's Going On At Oak Harbor Middle School?

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OHMS STEM rockets blast off this week!


Future Rocket Men

This past week our Future Rocket Men learned the life-saving Heimlich Maneuver or Abdominal Thrusts. Our future Rocket Men also learned the always useful whistle out loud with your fingers!



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


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!

Reading Blueprints

OakHarbor/Genoa/Woodmore CBI students working on reading blueprints with Northern Manufacturing guest speaker Griffith Hemphill.

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Thank you Art Club!

OHHS art club helping The Chamber of Commerce beautify the downtown windows for Apple festival!

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OHHS Performing Arts Class performs at Applefest!

Great show by the performing arts class at the Applefest! Way to close out the show!



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  • The Lady Rockets Varsity Soccer Team defeats Firelands by the final score of 1-0. Nice Job Ladies.
  • The lady Rockets JV Volleyball Team defeats Port Clinton 2-0
  • Congratulations to Kaytlynn Sandwisch on her 2000th career assist. Awesome job!
  • Biddy Volleyball players recognized at OH VS. PC volleyball match!
  • Lady Rockets win game 3 by the score of 25-9. Oak Harbor defeats Port Clinton 3-0. Nice Job Ladies.
  • Lady Rockets JV Tennis Team finished in 3rd place at the JV SBC meet today. Nice effort ladies
  • The Lady Rockets Doubles team of Addi Hasselbach and Chloe Duquette best Van Wert in 3 set today at the District tennis meet. They then fell to a very good team from Toledo Central Catholic. Nice effort ladies.
  • At OH VS. Edison Volleyball ball game we were honored to have Rick and Tom Spangler as the B-C-S Alumni Spotlight. Thanks to you both for everything you have done for B-C-S Schools.
  • The Boys Varsity Soccer Team drops their game against Fremont Ross by a final score of 4-2
  • The Rockets close out the match with a 25-15 win in the 3rd set. Congrats to the Seniors and good luck next week on the start of our tournament run.
  • Final score Oak Harbor 24 , Edison 7
  • The Lady Rocket Varsity Girls Soccer Team loses their game to the Huron Tigers by the final score of 3-1. Good effort ladies
  • The Rocket boys Cross Country Team finished 4th at the conference meet. We tied score with Vermillion but beat them on the 6th runner’s score. The boys ran their hearts out. Marcus Hartlage 1st team all SBC with a 5th place 17:26, a personal record!
  • Marcus Hartlage places 5th in the High School Bay Division race.
  • Hope Sievert places 8th and Sam Tallman 15the for the ladies in The Bay Division race

  • Congratulations to Marcus Hartlage, 1st Team all SBC
  • The Rocket JV Football Team defeats Edison 34-14. Great work guys
  • OHMS Boys 4th, girls 4th @ SBC's. Ashley Schiller 3rd, Alyse Sorg 7th, Owen Miller 2nd & Adam Tooman 13th.
  • The Rocket Boys Soccer Team defeats the Huron Tigers 3-2 to earn a tie for the Sandusky Bay Conference Championship. Great Job guys



WEEK OF 10/15/2018

Monday, October 15

NO SCHOOL ~ Waiver Day #3 - Staff Only

Tuesday, October 16

Academic Challenge - @ OHHS Auditorium

Wednesday, October 17

Academic Challenge - @ OHHS Auditorium

Thursday, October 18

4:30 PM A MS ~ 7th Football - Huron - Away

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

Friday, October 19

District Wide Student Fall Picture Re-takes

1:00 PM RC ~ Yankee Candle Fundraiser Pick-up

7:00 PM A HS ~ Football - Shelby - Away

Saturday, October 20

9:00 AM RC ~ Yankee Candle Fundraiser Pick up

11:00 AM H HS ~ JV Football - Shelby - Home


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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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