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The Middle School Years - February 18 - 21

Happy Thursday Falcon Families!

We hope you have a wonderful 4 day weekend.

Best Wishes,



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Free Sport Physicals coming to OMS February 25th


All information and sign up sheets will be in the Main Office. All paperwork needs to be completed and turned in by February 21st. This includes all parent/guardian signatures on the consent forms and on the physical fitness form.

You can locate the fitness form by following the link here, SPORTS PHYSICAL FORM or we have hard copies in the Main Office.

The consent form will need to be picked up in the main office.

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Winter 1 Sports - SEASON 2 Girl's Soccer and Boy's Basketball!

OMS Sports for Feb. 18-21

Monday: No school

Tuesday, Feb.18:

Grade checks only for those athletes on probation from semester.

Team pictures. Soccer at Stadium 2:45, Basketball big gym 2:45. Packets went home last week. The photographer will have extras.

Wednesday, Feb. 19: Today is make up games from the Flooding cancellations

Boys Basketball C team Home vs Sumner. 2 games at 3:30 and 2 games at 4:45, one in each gym.

Blue: 3:30 big gym, White 3:30 small gym, Grey 4:45 big gym, Black 4:45 small gym.

Boys Basketball at Sumner Middle School: Varsity 3:30, JV 4:45, bus leaves 2:35.

Sharing a bus with JV Soccer.

Varsity Girls Soccer Home vs. Sumner, Cardinal Stadium 3:30

JV Girls Soccer White Team at Sumner Middle School, 3:30, bus leaves 2:35.

Sharing with basketball.

Thursday, Feb. 20

Varsity soccer and Varsity and JV Basketball have a practice activity together, coaches will give details.

C team basketball home vs Glacier, 2 games at 3:30 and 2 at 4:45.

Grey 3:30 big gym, Black 3:30 small gym, Blue 4:45 Big gym, White 4:45 small gym

JV Soccer vs. Columbia/Surprise Lake, bus leaves 2:35

(will drop off white team and then blue team)

White team at Surprise Lake Middle School 3:30

Blue Team at Fife High School 4:45

If you have any questions about sports, please contact one of the following:

Boys Basketball Head Coach: M. Scott McIlraith mcilraithm@orting.wednet.edu

Girls Soccer Coach: M. Gatsos gatsosm@orting.wednet.edu

OMS Athletic Director: Karin Buchholz buchholzk@orting.wednet.edu

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Free & Reduced Meals Program

Nutrition programs benefits and services are available to all children without regard to gender, race, age or national origin.

  • Free and reduced lunch applications need to be submitted each year and are due by mid October for returning families. For new families applications are accepted all year. Free and reduced informational letter and application can be found below.

    For additional information regarding the Orting School District nutrition program please contact JoAnne Petredis, Nutrition Services Supervisor.

    Please Note

    Free and reduced lunch applications need to be submitted each year and are due Oct. 15, 2019 for returning families. For new families, applications are accepted all year.

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Mrs. Merighi

Room 108

Art club - Every Wednesday from 2:30-3:30pm


Mr. Zimmerman

Room 100

Every other Tuesday 2:30- 3:30

Chess club is a club formed for the purpose of playing the board game of chess.The game of chess helps young people learn to concentrate, think logically, overcome obstacles, spot patterns and categorize information. It helps with the development of problem-solving skills, planning, patience, focus of thought and self-discipline.


Ms. Martin

Room 101

Wednesdays from 2:30 - 3:30

If you enjoy storytelling, poetry, and using words creatively, then Creative Writing Club is for you! This club welcomes those who are new to writing as well as those with lots of experience wielding a pen. We will do quick writes from prompts, share and critique written work, and learn cool new techniques for writing creatively.


Ms. Wright

Room 201

Tuesdays AND Thursdays from 2:30 to 3:45 in Room 201.

We create opportunities to serve our community and school.



Ms. Wright

Room 201

Monday 2:30 - 3:30

We will be teaching drama skills as well as creating performances together!


Mr. Zimmerman


Thursday 2:30 - 4:30

Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) is a fantasy role playing game (RPG) in which players create characters and embark on adventures. ... The goal is to have a fun time journeying through adventures that Dungeons & Dragons can provide. The club encourages students to coordinate and plan as a team.


Mrs. Pryde

Room 205

EVERY Wednesday from 7 to 7:30am

Homework club is a great chance for students to get caught up on work or get an extra bit of help.


Mr. McIlraith

Room 103

Starting at 7am

Knowledge Bowl is a trivia competition that culminates with Junior Varsity and Varsity League Meets in March. Questions from all academic disciplines and current and historical facts can be asked during the competition. Any students with an interest in trivia are encouraged to join.


Ms. Robbins

Room 206

Thursday 7:10am - 7:45am

Leadership/ASB is a group of elected officers and actively involved students who are committed to making OMS a better place through school wide events and activities.


Mr. Marcoe

Room 300

Every Tuesday 7:10am - 7:45am

Welcome to Math Club! This year, our club will focus on sufficiently answering a question that is all too commonly asked in the math classroom: “Why does any of this matter? How can this information be of use to me? Can I make all my hard work pay off practically?” If you’ve ever had to ask yourself this question before, then you’ve come to the right place. In short, Math Club will give you the opportunity to make math fun and applicable, while improving your ability to tackle the school curriculum at the same time. There will be no definite course for us to cover, nor will there be any homework. The Math Club will meet either before or after school about once a week. All students attending Orting Middle School here are welcome to join.


Mrs. Pryde

Room 205
Pokemon Go will meet the 3rd Tuesday of the month


Mr. Chadwick

Room 109

Monday and Wednesday 2:30-3:30

Tech Club is a Technology Student Organization that provides personal growth, leadership, and learning opportunities in technology, innovation, design, and engineering. Members apply and integrate STEM concepts through hands-on activities.


Ms. Pryde

Room 205

Wednesday 2:30 to 3:30pm

The OMS Ukulele Club is for beginner, intermediate, and advanced ukulele players. We will practice chords, strumming, rhythm, and singing while playing (optional).

When students need to stay home

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Communication Resources for Families in case of Inclement Weather

On our website, you can access the Communication webpage by clicking on District > Communication > Inclement Weather Communication Procedures.

    Should a decision be made that impacts school delay or closure, families will be notified in the typical ways, which include phone, text (you can OPT-IN by texting "Y" or "Yes" to 67587), email, social media, FlashAlert (visit https://www.flashalert.net/id/OrtingSD to sign up for email notifications), local news (TV channels 4, 5 and 7 and multiple radio channels) and Orting School District's website.

Orting School District 2019-2020 Calendar

P.T.T.E. Parents and Teachers Together in Education

See the information below on how to help out our school and your kids.

Contact info for 2019-2020 Board:


• Sarah Bell Rosenlund: President

• Julie Hein: Treasurer

• Trena Garrison: Secretary

P.T.T.E. Meetings - Open for All!

Language Access

We believe that communicating with families in the language they are comfortable with is important in preparing students for college, careers, and life.

If you need information in another language, or would like to request interpretation services for a school-related event, please contact or visit your child's school. Front office staff have been trained to assist you. Over the phone interpretation services are available anytime through Language Line. We respectfully request two weeks notice for in-person and ASL interpretation services.


Creemos que es importante poder comunicarnos con las familias en el idioma en el que se sienten cómodas para poder preparar a los estudiantes para la vida universitaria, profesional y la vida en general.

Si necesita información en otro idioma o le gustaría solicitar el servicio de interpretación para eventos relacionados con la escuela, comuníquese o visite la escuela de su hijo. El personal de la secretaría está capacitado para asistirlo. El servicio de interpretación por teléfono está disponible en cualquier momento a través de Language Line. Le pedimos que solicite el servicio de interpretación ASL (lenguaje de señas estadounidense) y en persona con dos semanas de anticipación.



Мы считаем, что общение с семьями на удобном для них языке важно для подготовки учащихся к поступлению в колледж, будущей карьере и жизни в целом.

Если вам нужна информацию на другом языке или вы хотите воспользоваться услугами устного перевода на школьном мероприятии, свяжитесь с нами дистанционно или при личном визите в школу. Сотрудники нашего секретариата прошли обучение для оказания соответствующей помощи. Услуги устного перевода по телефону доступны в любое время по языковой линии Language Line. Просим вас предоставлять уведомление за две недели при заказе услуг с личным присутствием или использованием американского языка жестов.

Orting Middle School

OMS office hours are Monday thru Friday 7:25am to 3pm

Closed February 14th and 17th