Oceanside Middle School

Celebrate Life at OMS

May in Review

May Events

No Place for Hate

Our children will live and work in a world that is much more diverse than the one we grew up in. Preparing them for success requires providing students with an education in which social, ethical, and academic development are inseparable goals. No Place for Hate®

in schools seeks to provide a model for combating intolerance, bullying and hatred, leading to long-term solutions to these problems in schools. It provides a unique opportunity to incorporate new and existing programs with one consistent message and connects a participating school to a larger initiative taking place in the region and in other cities across the nation.

Join the Movement! No Place for Hate

8th Grade Boat Trips

8th grade students went fishing, studied local ecosystems, and examined the ways in which human behavior impacts the natural environment of the south shore during our May team boat trips. The students took turns visiting stations to learn more from their teachers and BOCES naturalists.

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Winchester Garden

The 7th Grade Girls Lacrosse Team, along with Dee's Nursery, helped to brighten up Winchester Garden prior to Memorial Day Weekend. Thank you girls and thank you Dee's Nursery for providing the plants and flags that now decorate Winchester Garden.
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Assembly: Rohan Murphy

On Friday, May 13th, the OMS PTA provided the students and staff the great opportunity to listen to Rohan Murphy speak. Rohan Murphy is a nationally recognized youthspeaker that has spoken in over 40 states. Rohan, who lost his legs at birth, started to wrestle his freshman year of high school. After a successful high school wrestling career he went on to wrestle at Penn State University. In addition to wrestling, Rohan Murphy is also an accomplished powerlifter, competing in international competitions all over the world representing the USA. Rohan Murphy has been featured in publications such as ABC news, Sports Illustrated, and many more. He was even featured in his very own Nike commercial to motivate and inspire people to exercise and live a healthy lifestyle.

Field of Honor

This Memorial Day, in honor of our Veterans and those men and women actively serving our country today, the Oceanside Patriots’ Club once again erected our 4th annual “Field of Honor.” This year the display is at Oceanside High School on the corner of Skillman and Brower Avenues. Due to the tremendous efforts from the Oceanside community, we were able to donate over $2,000 to Operation Homefront of New York and New Jersey and the Wounded Warrior Project.

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Inside the Classroom

ELA Teachers on Stage

On May 31st the 8th grade English classes participated in a dramatic performance of William Shakespeare's "A Mid Summer Night's Dream" in the auditorium. The four teachers on the grade level portrayed the roles of the young Greeks while student volunteers played the Fairy King Oberon and his minion Puck. With props and costumes the grade level was able to come together for a truly unique Shakespearean experience.
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May Reading Challenge

Reading Challenge Results

7th Grade

1st Place: 7-4

2nd Place: 7-3

3rd Place: 7-2

4th Place: 7-1

8th Grade

1st Place: 8-2

2nd Place: 8-1

3rd Place: 8-3

4th Place: 8-4

The overall team winners will be announced on June 6th!

Upcoming Events

OMS Kickball Classic

Come join us on Thursday, June 9th as teams of OMS students and staff unite to raise money for Oceanside Community Service while competing in our 4th annual Kickball Classic. Games will begin at 3:15.
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Sunrise Cancer Walk

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Sailors for Sunrise

On June 5th the Sunrise Cancer Association hosted a walk as part of their fundraiser for their Day Camp. As an OMS Community, we will continue to support this amazing association.

Last Chance to Donate:


Information Regarding the Camp:

SunriseWALKS has been inspiring communities to unite for a cause and give children with cancer a summer free from the everyday demands of their illness. The money raised here helps pay for children with cancer and their siblings to attend Sunrise Day Camp free of charge, so their families don't have to. The only full summer day camp of its kind in the world, Sunrise lets campers forget about their cancer so they can play, run, and explore the magic of summer like a kid, the way you remember it, while returning to the safety and comfort of their own beds each night.

Spring Sports

8th Grade Girls Softball

The 8th Grade Girls Softball Team has had a very successful season. Their overall record is 7-1-1. Coach Hersh is very proud of the girls saying that "They all work hard in practice and give 100% in games." The team has received contributions from many different players throughout the season. Great job girls!

7th Grade Girls Softball

The 7th Grade Girls Softball Team holds a record of 6-2. According to Coach Polidoro, the team has a tremendous amount of talent and a willingness to work hard and continue to grow as softball players. The team's best win of the season was against a difficult opponent, Island Park. Each team held the lead at some point in the game, with Oceanside coming out on top 12-11. Great season girls!

Middle School Musings

Positive Paths for Young Adolescents

Read to learn more about different ways to make these adolescent years positive for your child.

Understanding and Appreciating the Wonder Years

Read to learn more about the central importance, positive potential and the education of a young adolescent.