Otsego Middle School
April 1, 2016
OMS Takes Steps to Success!
The assembly concluded with some test taking tips from high students and encouragement to do their best on the upcoming M-STEP assessment. The high school students provided fun games for our students to help make their point of what is needed to do well on a test. Our Superintendent, Mr. Haase, sent a fun video message to our students likening the test to training for baseball and assured them he knew they were going to hit a homerun!
Let the games begin!
OMS Student Council President, Owen Watson, prepares for the relay race of what items are needed to do well on the test.
You can do this!
Words of wisdom from Director of Instruction, Mrs. Kortlandt, and a video message from our Supt., Mr. Haase, were well received.
March to Success!
A big thank you to our 8th grade drumline, Seth McPherson,
Chad Garton,Kaitlynn Robinson, Joshua Sunnerville, Seth Stender and Alleigh Longstreet for leading us out of the assembly with their musical talents.
Let the games begin!
You can do this!
M-STEP Window Opens After Spring Break
6th Grade M-STEP Window - April 25-May 13
7th Grade M-STEP Window - May 9-27
Attention 7th Graders
Our 7th grade science students have been challenged to review key vocabulary to help them be more successful on the M-Step! Students have been given a goal and if students achieve their goal by the end of April they will receive a pizza party! Good Luck!
OMS Field Trip Chaperones
ATTENTION 8TH GRADE PARENTS, GUARDIANS, GRANDPARENTS, AND GROUPIES (again)!
Just when you thought it was safe to read your OMS Newsletter again, it’s back!
Since our first attempt to tour the Allegan County Area Technical and Education Center (ACATEC) was thwarted by Mother Nature, we have been in intense negotiations to figure out another date. Finally, we can announce that the ACATEC trip will occur Tuesday, May 3. Barring another snow event, flood, hurricane, or plague(!), we are sending two groups that day: one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Also as before, we need parents willing to chaperone to help make this trip happen. If you would like to join us and experience first-hand the over two dozen different career development programs and opportunities at ACATEC for your child, we strongly consider chaperoning with us! No group will be larger than 15 students, and all groups are assigned an ACATEC docent guide that leads each tour. The morning group will gather at about 8:15 and be back at school by 10:45. The afternoon group will gather about 12:15 and be back by 2:30. Join us for this educational experience that is great information for both students AND parents! Contact our school counselor, Keith Fuller, at 692-6199 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
FYI: Because the choir and band students have performances a few days right after May 3, they have been assigned a tour already. Band students will tour in the afternoon, and choir students will tour in the morning in order to avoid their rehearsals: please keep this in mind if you should want to chaperone a group and would like your musically inclined child to tour with you(!). Thank you!
Otsego Swim Club Gearing up for the Summer Season!
Season is over, but Summer Swim Season will be coming! Start date to be around May 23 and will continue until July 23. All those who want to swim competitively are welcome and encouraged to join! It is a great way for multi-athletes to stay in shape over the summer!
Congratulations to our Lucky Winners!
OHS Softball Team to Host Charity Event!
On April 16th the softball team will be hosting their second annual Rylee Lou Charity Softball Tournament at Memorial Park. The games begin at 9:00 am. The Bulldogs and the Rylee Lou Charity are teaming up to raise money to send local kids who have type 1 diabetes to a Diabetes Summer Camp in Fenton, Michigan. The cost to send one kid to camp for a week is $750.00. The goal is to be able to send as many local kids to summer camp as we can. Please help them meet this goal by purchasing a t-shirt and/or donating on our PAYPAL link.The OHS team is going to be wearing "Red" Jerseys for this event. They would like our school and community to join in and wear red on the Friday before ( April 15th) as well as at the tournament.
The charity website is http://ryleeloucharity.weebly.com/
A few ways you can participate in this event are...
- Purchase your "Red Shirt" http://tsprintingplus.tuosystems.com/stores/osc16
- Donate $ by our Paypal http://www.otsegops.org/athletics/vsoftball/ryleetourney
- No donation is too small
- Join them at the game: Donations for entry and we will be having a 50/50 Raffle.
- Local Businesses can donate and get their logo on our t-shirts...http://ryleeloucharity.weebly.com/uploads/3/7/8/9/37898441/t-shirtsponsorforms.pdf
Cereal boxes needed for Art!
April 4-8 Spring Break
April 11-April 29 - 8th Grade M-STEP window - see specific schedule above
April 11 - Art Club - 2:45-3:45 p.m.
April 13 - Coffee with the Superintendet - 10 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. at the Otsego Public Library
April 14 - Student of the Month Breakfast - 7:10 a.m.
GLOW meeting - 3:00-5:00 p.m.
OMS Home Track Meet - 4 p.m.
April 28 - 7th grade vision screening
May 3 - 8th graders visit Vo-Tech & OHS
May 6 - 8th Grade Dance
May 20 - Honors Night
June 8 - Field Trips for 6th, 7th & 8th grades
June 9 - 1/2 Day
June 10 - 1/2 Day - last day of school