Otsego Junior High

March 6th, 2020


Happy Friday!

Due to a couple field trips for the 7th and 8th graders on Wednesday March 11th, we will be on the following schedule next week:

Monday-Orange Day

Tuesday-Black Day

Wednesday-White Day

Thursday-Orange Day

Friday-Black Day

Upcoming dates:

March 10th- Hidden in Plain Sight (Parent Presentation) 6PM

March 11th 8th Grade Expo at Penta, Premier Career for all 7th Graders at Wood County Fairgrounds (see flyer below), and Family Fun Knight

Jon Rife, Principal

Hidden in Plain Sight

This presentation is for PARENTS ONLY. This highly informational and impactful presentation is intended to educate our parents and guardians on the dangers students face today. Please plan on attending this presentation on March 10th at 6:00PM. Child care will be provided, please use the attached link to RSVP.

Please RSVP to https://bit.ly/392diEB

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Spring Fundraiser

We have kicked off the Stoller Fundraiser this week and sent home information with our students. If you decide to participate, thank you! The monies earned from this fundraiser supports our ongoing field trips and experiences for our junior high students. These trips include trips to the courthouse, Fort Meigs, Mudhens, Toledo Walleye, and Toledo Museum of Art, to name a few. Your support is much appreciated and our sincere thanks goes out to you.

All orders are due by Friday March 13th. The flyer that the kids brought home states March 10th, but with the calamity days the sale will be extended through the 13th.

You can also go online and order by clicking on the following link:


Otsego High School Musical Tickets

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Tickets are going on sale for this year's production of Beauty and the Beast! Tickets are $12 for Adults and $10 for Students and Senior Citizens. You can reserve your tickets by calling 567-277-0315, by emailing OtsegoMusicalTickets@gmail.com, or coming in during one of the following times on campus:

Friday March 6: 5PM - 8PM at the Otsego Music Booster Fish Fry

Monday March 9: 5:30PM -6:30PM in the HS Commons

Tuesday March 10: 1:45PM - 3:15PM in the HS Commons

Monday March 16: 5:30PM - 8:30PM in the HS Commons

Thursday March 26: 6PM (One hour before the show)

Friday March 27: 6PM (One hour before the show)

Saturday March 28: 6PM (One hour before the show)

Sunday March 29: 1PM (One hour before the show)

2020/2021 8th Grade Washington DC Trip

All current 7th grade students will have the opportunity to travel to Washington DC in October 2020. They received a packet explaining all of the details. Parents, keep a lookout for the information packets today. Included in the packet will be the itinerary, how to register, and frequently asked questions. Please do not hesitate to ask any questions that you may have. We have been working on some fundraisers to offset this trip, as well as to assist with other field trips. Last year we were able to reduce the cost of each student's amount by $100.00. Next school year we hope to reduce the cost even more! Keep an eye out for more information in the coming weeks. Registration is now open. When registering use the code OJH2008.

Click HERE for the Student Adventures Website

Wise words from Mrs. Laudick

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We have 5 pairs of glasses in the lost and found. If any of these look familiar please send your student down to the office to claim. The lost and found is also overflowing with clothes....specifically hoodies. Please have your child check for any items they may be missing. Lost and found is located between the drinking fountains downstairs.
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Track Schedule

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Track Packet

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3/09 - 7th/8th Quiz Bowl Tournament (Location TBD)

3/10 - Hidden In Plain Sight, 6:00 (HS Auditorium) *information above

3/12 - 6th Quiz Bowl Tournament (Location TBD)

Career Premier

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Portman, Brown Invite Ohioans to Apply for Nomination to U.S. Service Academies, Will Co-Host 15 Informational Seminars Throughout the State

Eligible Students May Apply for the U.S. Air Force Academy, Naval Academy, Merchant Marine Academy, and Military Academy at West Point

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today encouraged Ohioans interested in 2021 admission to U.S. Military Service Academies to apply to each senator’s office for a congressional nomination.

It is a distinct honor and privilege to nominate a number of Ohio’s top students for entry into one of our nation’s service academies,” said Portman. “Our nation has never had to look further than the Buckeye State to find those individuals who exhibit the sterling qualities of leadership, daring, and the sense of adventure needed to excel at U.S. service academies.”

“Ohio’s students have the integrity, courage, and knowledge needed to enroll in our nation’s prestigious military academies and I am honored to nominate students for this high honor,” said Brown. “These academies develop the next generation of leaders who will serve our country as military officers and national leaders.”

Each year, Portman and Brown nominate up to 10 students for each service academy: the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.

Interested students who meet the eligibility requirements should send their completed application packet to Portman’s Columbus office and to Brown’s Cleveland office no later than September 18, 2020. The application process is time-intensive. Applicants should plan well in advance.

For more information or to request an application, please visit Portman’s website here or Brown’s website here. Inquiries can also be directed to Portman’s Academy Coordinator at the Columbus office 1-800-205-OHIO and to Brown’s Academy Coordinator at the Cleveland office 1-888-896-6446.

Portman and Brown will co-host 15 United States Service Academy Seminars throughout the state for all students who are interested in learning about the application processes. A list of locations can be found below:

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Get your tickets for Otsego Baseball and attend a Mud Hens Game

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Athletic Booster Mattress Sale

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Youth Event

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The Otsego Endowment Foundation is excited to announce the details for our revamped spring event. We are thrilled to bring to you a fabulous night filled with great food and live entertainment. On Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Nazareth Hall: Cadet West Ballroom we will be bringing you #AKnightToRemember. Put two incredibly talented musicians with two baby grand pianos on stage, add a room full of people and you get an evening of fast, funny and unforgettable entertainment. You can visit our website, oef.otsegoknights.org, to learn more and even purchase your tickets! You can also purchase tickets from any member of the OEF Board of Trustees. Tickets are $50.00 each and include your dinner and entertainment. Cash bar will be available, as well as some extra games for added entertainment. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to otsegoendowment@otsegoknights.org or contact Ashley Severt (asevert@otsegoknights.org) or Andy Vollmar (andrew.vollmar@gmail.com), Board of Trustees Co-Chairs, at any time! We look forward to seeing you at the event for a great time!
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Looking for an easy way to help out OEF? Shop through smile.amazon.com instead of the regular site or app and choose Otsego Endowment as your charity of choice and Amazon will donate a percentage of your total directly to our organization at no charge to you! Email us for questions at endowmentfoundation@otsegoknights.org
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Youth Soccer Camp

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Weston Baseball and Softball Sign Ups

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GRAND RAPIDS BB/SB SIGN-UP- It's not too late!

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Remind101 has been a valuable tool for the office to communicate with parents and students by text and/or email. We use Remind101 for quick reminders and JH deadlines and important events. Please see the directions below to sign-up to receive alerts from the appropriate grade.

Class of 2026 (6th Grade Parents)

Text @jhparent26 to 81010

Class of 2025 (7th Grade Parents)

Text @jhparent25 to 81010

Class of 2024 (8th Grade Parents)

Text @jhparent24 to 81010

At this time the office will not set up separate groups for students as we make daily announcements each morning and at the end of the day. The above groups are for parents only.




Follow us on Twitter

Mr. Rife - @OJHS_Principal

JH Office - @OtsegoJHS

JH Athletics - @OtsegoJH

Miss Zender- @OtsegoJrHigh

Deputy Brian - @DeputyBrianSRO

Mr. Lehman - @MrLehmanELA

6th Grade - @otsego_Grade6

Mrs. Hamrick - @amhamrick1

Mrs. Duhamel - @mgduhamel

Mr. Bressler - @ScotBressler

Mr. Rohn- @MisterRohn

Ms. Hildreth @katehildreth15

Mrs. Duhamel @mgduhamel

Remind 101

6th Grade Parents text @jhparent26 to 81010

7th Grade Parents text @jhparent25 to 81010

8th Grade Parents text @jhparent24 to 81010


What happens if my child loses their agenda book?

Replacement agenda books can be purchased for $5 in the office.

When can I purchase a yearbook for my child?

Yearbook order forms will be sent home in the Spring. Yearbooks will be handed out the last week of school.

How do I check my child's grades online?

The link to access Online Grades is on the Parent tab on the Junior High page of the Otsego website (otsegoknights.org). Your child's username is their Student ID #. Their password is the first 3 letters for their first name with the first letter capitalized. For example: 12345 Joy

Is there an App to check my child's grades?

Yes. In your app store search for Powerschool. The username and password is the same one you use to access Online Grades. Our school code is CJCX.

Link to District Calendar