Rocket Report

April 29, 2019

Summer Lunch Club Returns!

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SRO Regional Meeting

We were proud to host the Regional SRO meeting on April 24th.

We thank all of our dedicated SROs for their service!

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Issues on the May 7th Ballot

Facts about the issues on the May 7th ballot for B-C-S can be found here:

Voting Information

The voting registration deadline for the May 7, 2019, general election is April 8, 2019.

Absentee Voting (Early Voting) begins on April 9, 2019, at the Ottawa County Board of Elections office located at 8444 West SR 163 in Oak Harbor (just west of the Ottawa County Fairground).

HB6 Support!

Thank you to a tremendous leader at BCS. Testifying in support of HB6

Important Dates for the Opening of the 2019-2020 School Year

Mark your calendars...

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

$District Wide Fee Collection at OHHS from 9 AM until 8 PM

4th Grade Open House at OHMS from 4:30--6 PM

Thursday, August 15, 2019

$District Wide Fee Collection at OHHS from 9 AM until 8 PM

Kindergarten Open House at R.C. Waters from 4:30--6 PM

High School Open House from 6--7:30 PM

8th Grade Orientation at OHHS Auditorium at 6 PM

Monday, August 19, 2019

Teacher Work Day

R.C. Waters Elementary Open House 4:30--6 PM

Oak Harbor Middle School Open House 5--6:30 PM

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Opening Day: ALL B-C-S Staff Report to OHHS Auditorium at 8 AM

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

1st Day of School For Students


Tune in every Monday for #MakeADifferenceMonday where we will feature a stakeholder, student, or fellow alumni answering "Five questions for B-C-S"

For the next several weeks B-C-S will be featuring our 2019 graduating Seniors! A fun fact about this year’s graduating class is that there are 4 sets of twins that will be graduating this coming May! Each week we will feature one of 4 sets of graduating twins.

This week B-C-S is featuring, Class of 2019 Senior’s Ronni and Marcus Hartlage!

1. Please tell the B-C-S Community a little about yourself.

Ronni: Hi, my name is Ronni Hartlage and my biggest interests are computer programming, soccer, and traveling. Also, I'm Valedictorian, Science Club and Science Olympiad President, a member of the National Honor Society, and recently I was inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at Owens Community College. I am an active Children's Ministry volunteer at Shoreline Church and the Clothing Corral. I will soon be attending Wright State University and majoring in Computer Science.

Marcus: I am very active in my school. I have been a year-round athlete for my entire career. Starting in the fall with cross country, basketball in the winter, and track in the spring, it makes for a very busy year. With all this, I also am an active member of Shoreline church which conveniently is in a thirty-second walk from my house. I attend the normal services in the morning, then go to a senior small group in the afternoon, and lastly our youth group in the evening. Also, I am a member of NHS and science club. Going away from school-related activities, my favorite thing in the world is Star Wars. I have been a fanatic since before I can remember and cannot wait for the next movie.

2. What are your career plans and goals and how do you plan to achieve them?

Ronni: My plan is to begin developing an app and web development business of my own while in college and become a software developer for a company after graduating. Once my business becomes profitable, it will become my primary career. By majoring in Computer Science, taking business courses, and using the computer programming skills I've been learning through online courses through Owens, I will pursue this aspiration.

Marcus: I do not have any specific career goals in mind at the moment. I never had a niche for anything specific in life. However, I am more than ready to start working somewhere. I have previously worked at a wildlife safari and a construction job. I plan to study some form of business promotion in college but will be going into college undecided for the first year. Seton Hill University in Pennsylvania is my college of choice at the moment.

3. What is your favorite high school memory?

Ronni: My favorite high school memory is being with the Science Olympiad team members this year during the last few weeks of preparation for the regional competition. It was inspiring to see multiple underclassman so passionate and excited about the things they were building and studying for. Not only that but also the memory of receiving the results for this year’s competition. We did incredible as a team this year and it was exciting to see more team members receiving awards than ever before.

Marcus: My favorite memory has to be my senior prom. Everything about that night was amazing and fun.

4. What is the best advice you could give to underclassman?

Ronni: Take classes throughout high school that will both interest and challenge you. By doing so, you will be able to explore different interests that you may decide to pursue after high school and be more prepared for the difficulty of college courses.

Marcus: It will always be a grind. No matter if you take easy classes all four years or you take the hardest, it is going to be a grind. There is homework that needs to be done, practices to attend to, and so many other things that build up that bring a lot of stress. At the end of it all though, enjoy the moment. You only get four years of high school. Make the most of it.

5. What’s on your bucket list this summer?

Ronni: The first thing on my summer bucket list is going on a mission trip. I will be traveling for about a month in nine different European countries and traveling by plane for my very first time from Chicago to London. In what remains of the summer, I would like to spend as much time with friends, family, and outside enjoying the warm weather.

Marcus: My bucket list for this summer is to go to as many graduation parties that I can and work until I have to go to college. Maybe take a little vacation in that time somewhere but we will have to wait to see about that one.

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Coffee Connections Announced for 2019

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.

McDonald's - May 15, 2019 at 8:30 a.m.

**All subject to change if needed.

Contact the Board Office at 898-6210 if you have any questions.


The B-C-S Board will be proud to welcome Ms. Shelby Leigh, an 11th grader at Oak Harbor High School and 2019 Miss Heart of Ohio Teen, as a guest at their April 30th Board Meeting (6 PM at The Hub)!

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Oak Harbor Fireworks Fund Reverse Raffle

The Oak Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce has a history of providing quality family-friendly events to the community, and one of those events is the Oak Harbor Independence Day Celebration. To help offset the costs of this event the Oak Harbor Chamber Foundation will be holding a Reverse Raffle May 11, 2019. Just $50 gets you in the door, dinner, and a chance to win over $5,000 in cash and prizes, with a top prize of $2500.00 cash! In addition to the cash prizes, there will be several raffle items, games, and more! We are also looking for raffle items and donations, please contact the chamber at 419-898-0479 or if you are interested in purchasing a ticket or donating to the event. Proceeds from the Raffle benefit the Free Independence Day Celebration on July 3, 2019, from 5p-11p as well as other community events and activities.

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What's Going On At RC Waters Elementary?

Follow RC Waters Elementary on Twitter to keep up with what's going on!


RC Waters Elementary Kindergarten Registration and Screening

RC Waters had a successful Kindergarten Screening week! We registered and screened 92 future rockets for the class of 2032! If your child needs to register for kindergarten but did not attend kindergarten screening, please call the office at 419-898-6219.

26 Days Left of School!

Can it be true? We’re down to the last 26 days of school, which means it’s time for the Kindergarten ABC countdown! Students were Artists on A day. Mr. Lutz surprised the class with Balloon animals on B day!

RC Waters Art Show!

RC Waters’ annual Art Show was a success! Students and their families viewed artwork, played an artist memory game, weaved fabric on a loom, and tried out a photo booth. Mrs. Warren always does a fantastic job!

This week at RC Waters

Food Fair Project!

Mrs. Bergman’s students researched food inventors, then had a food fair! The students love this research project!

Two of our third grade students sporting their new Class of 2028 shirts!

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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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Beginning Band Fitting Night is Wednesday, May 1st!

Beginning Band Fitting Night is Wednesday, May 1st. If your child is in 5th grade and signed up for band next year, please sign up for a time slot to try out instruments. Please visit this link to sign up!

State Testing Prep!

The 7th-grade math classes worked together to prepare for last week's state testing!

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May is a VERY Busy Month!

May is a very busy month….Here is what is on the calendar so far….(in addition to state testing dates and Camp Michindoh)

1st - 6th grade instrument fitting from 5-8 pm

(this is for next year’s 6th grade students who signed up for band)

2nd - SBC Prelims at Port Clinton beginning at 4 pm

4th - SBC at Port Clinton- Time to be announced

6th – Ottawa County Track Meet at Danbury beginning at 4 pm

7th- Tree Planting Ceremony with the Oak Harbor Tree Commision at 1 p.m.

9th- 4th grade field trip to Hayes Memorial in Fremont

10th- 4th grade Ag Day (at the high school)

14th- 6/7 Art Club Field Trip to the Art Museum and 5th grade REACH Field Trip

19th- High School Graduation at 2 pm

20th- 7th grade move-up day to the high school from 12:30-2 p.m.

21st- 4th grade ECON Fair and 3rd grade move-up day to the middle school

23rd- Middle School Field Day and Teacher Dunk Tank

24th – Rain Date for Field Day

27th- NO SCHOOL-Memorial Day

28th – 7th Grade Renaissance Fair

29th – Honor’s Breakfast (6th and 7th grade qualifying students)

29th – Cedar Point Trip for 7th Grade

30th – Talent Show

31st- Awards Day: 4th and 5th grade in the morning and 6th and 7th grade in the afternoon

31st – 5th grade goes to pool in the afternoon

31st – Last Day of School



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


Congratulations to the Top Ten students in the Class of 2019!

Congratulations to the Top Ten students in the Class of 2019, who were honored at the annual Ottawa County Top Ten Banquet.

The purpose of the banquet is to showcase the incredibly bright and well-rounded students in each Ottawa county school district.

Students were asked to choose one educator to honor who has positively impacted their education and love of learning.

Congratulations students!

Daniel Bollin - Travis Magoto

Sam Lattea - Noah Neiderhouse

Abbey Scherf - Sue Hany

Kennedee Weirich - Natalie Karr

Chelsea Rathbun - Doug Slagle

Carson Jess - Jonathan Head

Xavier Gschwind - Pam Mills

Ronni Hartlage - Lauretta Swint

Anna Zeitzheim - Meghan Dougherty

Tad Jensen - Ginger Velliquette

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Congrats Xavier on winning the Earl J Johnson Scholarship at Ottawa County’s Top 10 Banquet!

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This week at OHHS!

Job Fair!

Thank you Academic boosters and OCIC for hosting a summer job fair for our Rockets!

Please Join Us for the Band and Choirs Final Concerts for the 2018-19 School Year!

Spring Band Concert

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Come join the Oak Harbor HS 8-12 Bands for their annual Spring Concert, featuring the 8th Grade Band, HS Jazz Band & HS Concert Band! In addition, we will be welcoming special guests from the Black Swamp Pipe & Drums. The concert will take place on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at 7:00 pm in the OHHS Auditorium. Admission is free!

A variety of music will be presented, including a variety of traditional and contemporary music, jazz standards, movie soundtracks, and a number of patriotic favorites.

In addition, we will be featuring the Band Senior Class of 2019 in their final concert! This is a concert not to be missed!

OHHS Choir Pops Concert 2019

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Come join us for Pops 2019 ‘The Greatest Show’ as we perform some of the GREATEST music spanning the last 5 decades and salute our graduating seniors.

5 County Art Show

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the 5 county art show this weekend. Special

recognition goes to Ivy Stayancho for receiving Best of Show 2D and Mia Arias for receiving

Runner up Best of Show 3D. Thank you to all the volunteers who helped this weekend. It would not have been as successful as it was without you.

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


Congrats to Sarah Hablitzel for being recognized April 24th for the Penta Academic Achievement Award!

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


  • Another great day at the Croll Family Invitational at OHHS! The Rockets get wins over Perkins (10-0) & Mohawk (19-4)! Thank you to EJ Croll and his family for all they do for Rocket Softball! Go Rockets!

  • The Varsity Softball team makes it a clean sweep by defeating Mohawk 19-4 at The Croll Family Rocket Invite. Nice job ladies
  • Congratulations to the Varsity Softball team for their win over the Perkins Pirates at The Croll Family Rocket Invite by the score of 10-0 in 6 innings.
  • Congratulations to the Boys Tennis Team who competed at The Sandusky Bay Conference Tournament at Port Clinton today. Nate Mansor finished runner-up at first singles for first team SBC. Brennen Ish , Thomas Chovanec and Kyle Glazer all were third. Nice Job Rockets.
  • Varsity Baseball team drops their SBC game to Port Clinton by the score of 12-7
  • Varsity Tennis Team drops a tough match to Fremont Ross by the score of 3-2.
  • Congratulations to the Varsity Softball Team for defeating Port Clinton at Oak Harbor the final score of 22-1
  • Congratulations to the JV softball who was victorious over Margaretta by the score of 5-3. The JV Baseball Team was also victorious over Margaretta by the score of 10-0 in 6 inning. Nice job Rockets
  • The Boys Varsity Tennis Team fight hard but falls to Tiffin Columbian by the score of 3-2.
  • Congratulations to the Varsity Softball team for a Great come from behind 9-7 win over Edison at Oak Harbor. Nice job ladies
  • Varsity tennis team drops a close match to Sandusky St. Mary by the score of 3-2.



WEEK OF 04/29/2019

Monday, April 29

HS ~ DECA International Career Development Conference @ Orlando, Florida

4:00 PM A HS ~ Boys Tennis - Port Clinton

4:15 PM A MS ~ Track - Edison/Calvert @ Edison

4:45 PM A HS ~ JV Baseball - Vermilion

4:45 PM H HS ~ Varsity Baseball - Vermilion

4:45 PM A HS ~ JV Softball - Vermilion

4:45 PM H HS ~ Varsity Softball - Vermilion

Tuesday, April 30

HS ~ DECA International Career Development Conference @ Orlando, Florida

4:00 PM A HS ~ Boys Tennis - Edison

4:15 PM H HS ~ Track - 108th Ottawa County Meet

4:45 PM A HS ~ JV Softball ~ Genoa

4:45 PM H HS ~ Varsity Softball - Genoa

6:00 PM Board Meeting ~ @ High School Hub (Media Center)

6:30 PM MS ~ 4th/5th Grade General Music - Calamity Date If needed

Wednesday, May 1

4:30 PM A HS ~ Boys Tennis - Rossford

4:45 PM H HS ~ JV Baseball - Willard

4:45 PM H HS ~ JV Softball - Willard

4:45 PM A HS ~ Varsity Softball - Willard

5:00 PM A HS ~ Varsity Baseball - Willard

Thursday, May 2

4:00 PM A MS ~ Track - SBC Prelims @ Port Clinton

4:00 PM A HS ~ Boys Tennis - Willard

5:00 PM H HS ~ JV Softball - Clay JV Green

Friday, May 3

4:00 PM H HS ~ Track - Oak Harbor Invite

4:45 PM A HS ~ JV Baseball - Columbian

4:45 PM H HS ~ Varsity Baseball - Columbian

Saturday, May 4

9:00 AM A MS ~ Track - SBC - @ Port Clinton

10:00 AM A HS ~ JV Softball - Northwood -

3:30 PM A HS ~ JV Baseball - Rossford @ Grays Field, Vickery

6:30 PM A HS ~ Varsity Baseball - Rossford @ Grays Field-Vickery

Sunday, May 5

3:00 PM HS ~ Pops Concert ~ All HS Choirs

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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District Calendar for B-C-S Local School District for the 2019-2020 School Year!

Please note that the last day of school for students in grades K-11

is May 31st for the 2018-19 school year!

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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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