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November 13, 2017


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OHHS 8th Graders Plan Community Service Event for Village of Oak Harbor Tuesday, November 21st!

The 8th graders of Oak Harbor High School would like to serve others in the Village of Oak Harbor by providing community service on Tuesday, November 21st. They will spend a couple of hours Tuesday afternoon raking leaves and cleaning up for their neighbors. We need HELP finding residents to take advantage of this. If you, or anyone you know, lives within walking distance of the high school and would like the students to help out at their residence, please email or call the High School at 419-898-6216.


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, RC Waters Elementary Head Custodian, Gail Overmyer

1. How long have you been custodian at B-C-S Local School District and what is your current role?

  • I have been with B-C-S for 32 years! I Drove bus for the first 13 years, teacher assistant & High School study hall monitor for 4 years, Maintenance grounds for 10 yrs and custodian at R.C. Waters for 5 years.

2. What do you enjoy most about being Head Custodian for R.C. Waters?

  • Every day is different. Yes, there is a set sequence of cleaning and getting the building ready for the day, but unplanned things happen and I'm off on new schedule. You never know what you're going to find behind a closed classroom door!

3. What is the hardest task about being a custodian?

  • The hardest task is keeping the restrooms smelling and looking fresh. That's all I'm going to say about that!

4. Can you explain what a typical day looks like for you?

  • My day starts at 5 A.M. checking on the boilers and unlocking classroom doors. The wastebaskets in classrooms are emptied and floors are dust mopped or swept, pencil sharpeners emptied, desk/table tops cleaned. The restrooms are re-stocked, wastebaskets emptied, wiped down, and mopped. Then there is the gym, art and music rooms and Special Ed room to be cleaned. I finish up my day at 1:30 P.M. by helping to clean up the cafeteria, wiping tables, sweeping and putting tables back down.

5. Please tell us a fun fact about you?

  • I love to square dance. My husband and I don't attend as many dances as we did yearsssss ago, but we love it!

What's Going On At RC Waters Elementary?

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Check out what's going on with TIE (Together In Education) Group at RC Waters!

Parents enjoyed the wreath craft at our TIE meeting this week. Mark your calendars: Our December meeting will be on December 5 at 6 pm and we will have a painting craft- details to follow.

RC Waters 2nd grade enjoys a visit from 13 ABC News Chief Meteorologist Jay Berschback

Jay Berschback from 13 ABC News visited the 2nd grade students at RC Waters on Wednesday to speak about weather. Students enjoyed learning about the weather from this local celebrity. No one, however, enjoyed the visit more than Tucker Brown. Tucker is a 3rd grade student that is fascinated by the weather. He watches the news every morning and gives Mrs. Rahm (school secretary) the daily forecast. Mrs. Rahm arranged to have Tucker attend the assembly with the second graders. She contacted the Rocket Shop to have a shirt made for Tucker and the Rocket Shop created and donated the shirt. Mr. Berschback also brought a few surprises for his #1 fan. It was a great event and a memorable experience for everyone. Tucker reported that it was "the best day of his life"!

What's Going On At Oak Harbor Middle School?

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Oak Harbor Middle School Honors Veterans in an Extra Special Way!

This year’s Veterans Day program at Oak Harbor Middle School was extra special.

On Thursday, state education officials honored the school with the Purple Star Award during a ceremony in front of students, staff and families with veterans. Oak Harbor Middle School was one of eight statewide institutions to receive the honor, which recognizes a school’s commitment to military families.

With many students dressed in red, white and blue, Thursday’s ceremony also included student performances of patriotic songs and a breakfast for veterans.

“Today's program was inspiring and powerful for both the students and the veterans who were in attendance. I was very proud to attend,” district superintendent Guy Parmigian said. “The program helped to show our students what military service means to our community and nation.”

The award is given out by a board that includes the Ohio departments of education, higher education, veterans services and adjutant general who help decide which schools are eligible. Parmigian said the middle school is identifying students and families with current military or veteran parents and guardians. The database is in the works and will be found on the district’s website to allow parents to register as a military family.

“Once we have a list developed, we plan to reach out to all our families to provide periodic updates not only with community resources but military updates that the school may receive from our contacts,” Parmigian said. “We would also like to provide verbal and written support to the military families and continue to maintain an open line of communication with the parents to provide support and guidance for their children during difficult times of deployment.”

Parmigian also noted teachers at the middle school are informed of new students in military families with specific needs.


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Skilled Trades Day Bus Tour

Skilled Trades Day Bus Tour will be here soon! Remind your HS Senior Or Junior about this opportunity! Fun fact: There are 9,000+ job openings within a 30-mile radius of Oak Harbor, not just in Ottawa County!

ROCKET SPORTS HIGHLIGHTS will return in a few weeks when winter sports begin competing!



WEEK OF 11/13/2017

Monday, November 13

8:00 AM HS ~ Veterans Breakfast

8:35 AM HS ~ Veterans Day Celebration - High School Auditorium

Tuesday, November 14

4:30 PM H MS ~ Swim & Dive - Perkins

6:30 PM MS ~ Band Concert @ HS Auditorium

Thursday, November 16

5:30 PM A MS ~ Swim & Dive - Fremont

Sunday, November 19

2:00 PM HS ~ Choir - NYC Participants rehearsal

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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.