Rocket Report

March 12, 2018


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B-C-S Levies Q & A Meeting Scheduled for March 22!

B-C-S Levies Q & A Meeting

Get the facts, and get your questions answered about the two levies on the May 8th ballot. This meeting is open to any B-C-S staff or community member.

Date: Thursday, March 22

Time: 5:30 PM

Location: Oak Harbor High School Auditorium

Your hosts: B-C-S Superintendent Guy Parmigian and Treasurer Cajon Keeton

Please help spread the word and bring a friend!

We will also be live on Facebook for those unable to attend!

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Tune in every week for Levy Facts!

From Time to Time the District will put out facts about the two ballot issues before voters on May 8 called "Levy Facts." Check for more information about the levies or call the Board Office with questions (419) 898-6210.
  • Levy Fact: Currently, B-C-S School District taxpayers pay the 17th lowest taxes out of 612 districts in the state.
  • Levy Fact: The devaluation of Davis-Besse left a $4.6 Million annual hole in B-C-S budget (out of a total $20M budget)
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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, Bus Driver and Technology Assistant: Bill Branch

1. Please tell the B-C-S Community a little about yourself and your roles with B-C-S Local Schools

  • I have been married to my wife Anita for 17+yrs, we have 5 kids Aby, Mark, Gaby, TJ, and Danny. I graduated from Huron High School. After graduation I attended Universal Technical Institute where I studied automotive technologies and then went on to spend 20+ years in the automotive world. While working in the automotive field I took some training in electronics and computers. About 8 years ago I made the leap into education becoming a substitute teacher for Penta and Findlay. In 2013 I was hired by B-C-S as a bus driver. A few months later I took on the role of Technology Assistant.

2. What do you enjoy most about your school bus driver career?

  • That’s a hard one to answer. There are so many things that make being a bus driver enjoyable. The kids, the story’s they share, taking bus trips for field trips and sporting events are some of the reasons I enjoy bus driving! Having an awesome transportation department staff also makes it enjoyable.

3. Can you please explain what your roles are as a Technology Assistant to the schools?

  • I have 2 main roles as a technology Assistant to the schools. My first role is to assist the Director of Technology. My second role is to make sure that students, staff, and district technology is working at its best.

4. What make being a bus driver difficult?

  • The biggest one to me is the weather.

5. What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

  • I enjoy going to all my kids sporting events, trips / camping with family and friends, and old car shows. When the funds are available I enjoy working on my 67 Oldsmobile Cutlass F85 so one day I can show it off at the cars shows we go to.


Benton-Carroll-Salem Schools is pleased to announce new times for Sunday Fun Open Swims at the Oak Harbor High School Pool for all B-C-S students, families, and community members. Racquet ball courts will also be open to adults during these times. The pool and racquet ball courts will be open on the following Sundays from 2:00 until 4:00 PM: March 18, & 25.

Pool admission cost to be paid at the door for B-C-S students is only $1, and B-C-S adults will be $2. Racquet ball courts will be open to B-C-S adults only for an additional charge of $2 (limit 4 per court). A lifeguard and site director will be on site to ensure safety. Please note that these Sunday Fun times will be cancelled if Ottawa County is on a Level Two or Level Three Emergency as announced by the Ottawa County Sheriff.

Please call the B-C-S Board of Education office at 898-6210 if you have any questions.

What's Going On At RC Waters Elementary?

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RC Waters Hosts Dr. Suess Family Fun Night!

RC Waters hosted Dr. Seuss Family Fun Night on Thursday, March 8. The teachers created Dr. Seuss themed activities centered around math, science, social studies, and language arts. Students were able to make a "wocket", experiment with "ooblek", measure feet with a variety of objects, and explore careers. A family favorite activity was Bingo for Books where each student was able to pick a book to keep.

RC Waters would like to send a special thank you to the Middle School student council, Kim Zetzer, and TIE family group. Without your help, this event would not have been possible.

This week at RC Waters!

Mrs. Hathaway's class led us in the Pledge of Allegiance during morning announcements. They finished by showing their Rocket Pride with a cheer!

What's Going On At Oak Harbor Middle School?

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


6th Grade Students of the Month! CONGRATULATIONS!

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142 OHMS participants and many more fans enjoyed a fun Friday night Dodgeball Tournament at OHMS!



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


Oak Harbor Thespians are hard at work preparing for the upcoming Spring Musical: The Pajama Game!

Sparks fly between the new superintendent, Sid Sorokin, and Babe Williams, leader of the union at Sleep Tite Pajama Factory. As the workers strike for a pay increase, a battle of management, labor, and the sexes, ignites.

The Pajama Game features timeless hits as Hey There, Hernando's Hideaway, and I'm Not at All in Love.

Shows are Friday, March 16 & Saturday, March 17 at 7:30 and Sunday, March 18 at 2:00 PM. Tickets, available at the door, are $10.00 for adults and $8.00 for students and seniors.

We hope to see you there!

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This week at OHHS!


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



There are numerous great scholarships available only to seniors at Penta Career Center. Check them out HERE!

Don't wait until the last minute! Get your applications in!

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  • Good luck to Cam Dickman and Jacob Sage wrestling this morning in placing matches at the OHSAA State Wrestling Tournament! Go get em Rockets!
  • OHSAA consolation round match for 3rd place at 120lbs. Cam Dickman wins 13-1. Cam Dickman places 3rd at State. Nice Job Cam!
  • Consolation Finals 195 Jake Sage loses 3-2. Finishes 8th place. Great season Jake!
  • Division III Boys Basketball District Semi-Finals: Final Oak Harbor 49 Carey 56 Very sorry to see this season come to an end for the Rockets. What a great group of guys. 19-5 overall, Sectional Champs, an awesome ride. Thank you seniors! Enjoyed watching this team every night.



WEEK OF 03/12/2018

Monday, March 12

3:00 PM HS Spring Athletes pictures

Tuesday, March 13

HS ~ Blood Drive sponsored by Science Club

Thursday, March 15

12:00 PM RC Waters ~ Blood Drive @ RC Waters

7:00 PM HS ~ Winter Sports Awards

Friday, March 16

7:30 PM HS ~ Spring Musical

Saturday, March 17

7:30 PM HS ~ Spring Musical

Sunday, March 18

2:00 PM HS ~ Spring Musical

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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.