OLHMS Weekly 5/16/23
Tuesday's Top of the Mind Topics:
Did you know returning student registration began on April 12th for the 2023/2024 school year? Use this LINK for additional information. Returning registration takes place through Skyward.
Did you know D123 Summer Programming is NOW available?
Check out this link for D123 Summer programs!
Did you know that many commonly used social media platforms are recommended to be used by young people aged 13 and up?
We are inundated with social media concerns taking place outside of school or on the weekends! Critically important is monitoring the use of our scholars' devices. Please remain vigilant with what is happening on social media- TikTok, Snapchat and Instagram are consuming our scholars! Here is the perspective from the National Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) thinking about whether or not TikTok, Snapchat and Instagram are safe for kids. Please remind our scholars that cell phones should be turned off and locked in their lockers daily.
Class of 2023 SELECT 123
Congratulations to our SELECT 123 inaugural group of scholars! The scholars listed below have been selected as 1 of 23 graduates this year to part of a prestigious alumni group to influence our entire D123 community for years to come!
Alice R., Anthony H., Anthony V., Arianna J., Azul V., Brody I., Caydence S., Desiree F., Eleni P., Emily B., Gabriel S., Grace B., Grace M., Jakob G., James O., Jovani A., Laith A., Maggie B., Mashallah H., Norah O., Patrick D., Rylee A., Zofia K.
Our middle school is a very busy place! We had the great pleasure of welcoming our soon to be 6th graders this past week for each elementary school visit! Tomorrow will be current 5th grade families opportunity to see visit the middle school from 6:00 to 7:30 pm for our annual OLHMS 5th Grade Open Gym and Parent Night!
Schedule for the night:
6:00-6:10pm: Greeting and Welcoming Address
6:10-6:20pm: 5th Grade Student Transition to Gym
6:20-6:45pm: OLHMS Student Panel
6:45-6:50pm: Parent Transition to Tours
6:50-7:25pm: Parent School Tours
7:25-7:30pm: Program Conclusion and PTSA Raffle
Our 6th and 7th graders are looking forward to class trips this week and next week! These are earned privileges and unfortunately, some of our students may not be able to attend. If this is the case, refunds will be given. Our goal is always to have everyone attend based on our Mustang Musts of being safe, responsible and respectful!
Library Book: Please remind scholars to bring back school library books!
Oak Lawn Public Library: Speaking of the library, scholars learned about the Oak Lawn Public Library’s “Find Your Voice” summer programs!
Traffic and Buses: Thanks to our families who have continued to be respectful of our one way during arrival and dismissal. If you have a family member dropping off student(s) or adjusted your routine, please remind them of this one way pattern on Oak Center Dr.
- It is very helpful to pull all the way up on the circle to drop off students or allow them to walk the circle drive to the entrance. We have been experiencing some delays due to cars stopping at the entrance of the half circle.
- Our main entrance is for buses only. Parents should not be using the main entrance to drop students off in the morning(8:30am) or pick them up during dismissal(3:20pm).
Skyward Family Access: Make sure you are checking/ logging into Skyward Family Access routinely. This is a great place to obtain supportive information such as student's courses, bus routes, student fees/ debts.
Student Debts: Please make sure to review student debts via Family Access. There are multiple students who have accumulated debts purchasing items from the cafeteria and lost ID's.
Student IDs: Please remind our scholars that they should be maintaining and wearing their student ID daily. Students do receive charges for lost, missing or damaged ID's.
Class of 2023 Reminder/ Update
The graduation fee deadline has passed for online payments. Please bring checks or cash to the office for any payments moving forward. If you have questions about food allergies for the class trip please reach out to the main office.
8th Grade activities are approaching, each of these activities/ events are privileges for our scholars! Unfortunately, some students will not be eligible based on grades and/ or behavioral expectations.
OLHMS PTSA: Next Meeting (August)
All staff and families are highly encouraged to join the PTSA and attend meetings. This is an incredible opportunity, partnership and fun way to support our scholar’s experience at the middle school!
PTSA is looking for Parent Volunteers for the incoming 6th Grade Open Gym on Wednesday May 17th from 5:45-7:45 pm.
Please sign up by clicking the link below.
- Thank you all of the families attending our last meeting and enjoying a meal together! We are excited for next year's board! Huge THANK YOU to Mrs. Shane for all of her wisdom and leaderships as our PTSA President!
Membership can be online using this link: https://olhmsptsa.memberhub.com/store
5/17/23: 5th Grade Open Gym and Parent Night, Beginning Band Registration
5/18 & 19/23: 7th Grade Trips
5/23/23: 6th Grade Awards Breakfast (7:30 am), Jazz Concert
5/24/23: 7th Grade Awards Breakfast (7:30 am)
5/25/23: 8th Grade Trip, 6th Grade Trip, Beginner Band Breakfast (7:30 am), Hidden in Plain Sight Trailer
5/26/23: 8th Grade Dance 7:00-9:00 pm
5/29/23: No School
5/30/23: Graduation Gown/ Ticket Distribution, Graduation Walk @ 1:30 pm
5/31/23: SELECT 123 Breakfast Acknowledgment, 8th Awards @ 9:00 am
6/1/23: Graduation @ 7:00 pm
6/2/23: Last Student Attendance Day- Half Day(Dismissal at 11:30 am)
2023-24 School District Calendar Approved
MAY 30 - D123 Job Fair: Help us Shape Tomorrow's Minds Today
Mark your calendar for Tuesday, May 30, 2023, from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM, as Oak Lawn-Hometown School District 123 hosts the 2023-24 Job Fair at the District Office (4201 W. 93rd St, Oak Lawn, IL 60453.) This is your chance to join a dedicated team of educators and support staff for the 2023-24 school year. School District 123 is seeking passionate individuals for a variety of roles, including classroom teachers, special educators, paraprofessionals, substitute teachers, educational support staff, and bus drivers. Immediate on-site interviews will be conducted for all positions, with accelerated hiring timelines for select roles. Don't miss this opportunity to contribute to our vibrant learning community. For more information, visit our website at d123.org/join.
High School Happenings
The Richards Activities Department would like to invite the Richards Class of 2027 to the Back to School Bash which will be held on the Eve of Freshman Day - Tuesday, August 15th from 6:00-9:00 pm. Students should enter through the Performing Arts Center (Door S15). Please share the flyer with your students, parents and community. Students can register by scanning the QR Code on the flyer or online at: https://forms.gle/Zp4dgbRiFNAAkJfx7
2023 Viewbook: Learn what IMSA is all about! Our Application for the Academy is open!
IMSA Profile: Information about matriculation, courses, and colleges that our students attend
Families can find all of that information HERE for Summer School.
McAuley Spring Open House - Thursday, April 20 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. See flyer attached.