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Marking Period Ends Wednesday!

Students,


The marking period ends this week on Wednesday.


Spring Break is two weeks away!


Over the next two weeks, use your time wisely! Make sure that your grades are up and all assignments are complete so that you can enjoy some well-deserved rest!


NEST is open Monday-Wednesday this week, and available to all students.


Let us know how we can help!


Sincerely,


Mr. Smith

STEAM Along the Lakeshore

Organizers of the inaugural STEAM Along the Lakeshore hope to attract 1,000 students – from pre-K through 12th grade – and their families to downtown Muskegon on Saturday, May 7, to engage in science, technology, engineering, art and math activities.


The free event takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hackley Park, Hackley Public Library, Lakeshore Fab Lab, Lakeshore Museum Center, and the Muskegon Museum of Art.


Organizers include the Hackley Public Library, Lakeshore Fab Lab, Lakeshore Museum Center, MiSTEM Network, Muskegon Community College, and Muskegon Museum of Art.


“The STEAM event is for the entire family,” said Cyndi Langlois, the associate dean of workforce and talent development at Muskegon Community College. “There’s no need to register. We want students and their families to get excited about classes and careers in STEAM fields. Local companies are experiencing a talent pipeline crisis. So, there’s a high demand for critical thinkers engaged in advancing technology fields.”


“Hopefully, the students who are exposed to the creative and interesting STEAM activities at each of the four downtown locations will think about the STEAM classes available in their schools and consider higher educational certificate and associate degree programs leading to vital high-tech careers.”


The first 1,000 children to participate will receive a sling bag with a STEAM kit and a “passport.” They will travel between the four anchor organizations for the event, participating in STEAM activities at each location. After completing each activity, they will get their passports stamped. Once they receive enough stamps, they will receive a STEAM Along the Lakeshore t-shirt. The activities will remain open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


The STEAM Along the Lakeshore planners are looking for additional sponsors. For more information, contact Cyndi Langlois at (231) 777-0456 or at cyndi.langlois@muskegoncc.edu. Current sponsors include: Howmet Foundation, GENTEX, Reset, Webb Chemical, Rolar Products, DTE, MISTEAM, Scherdel Sales and Technology, Pace Industries, Mart Dock/Max McGee, Core Realty, MI Spring and Stamping, Disher, and Consumers.

TRACK Sign-ups

Track sign-ups were held in the cafeteria, during PRIDE, Thursday, March 17. If you missed these, make sure to talk to Mr. Schultz ASAP!


Track is open to all 6th, 7th, and 8th graders that want to participate.


Voluntary conditioning starts Monday, March 28. Conditioning will be from 2:30-3:00pm. Please make sure that you have a ride to get you home at 3:00pm. Students will not be allowed to wait inside the building.


Students must have a physical on file to participate in try-outs and conditioning. We partner with the Teen Health Center at Oakridge Schools. If you or your child needs assistance getting a sports physical, CLICK HERE for the link to the Teen Health Center.


Official practice will begin on Monday, April 11.

A message from the Be Nice Team!

OVMS ok2say PSA

Check out the OVHS Choir's Revue Show!

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After School

NEST - Need Extra Support Time

Locations for NEST will be announced each day during morning announcements.


Cooking Class - FabLab

Art Club - Ms. Stembol's Room

Creative Writing Club - Ms. Tate's Room

Boys and Girls Club - Library/ClubHub


Monday:


NEST

Cooking Class

Boys and Girls Club


Tuesday:


NEST

Creative Writing Club

Boys and Girls Club


Wednesday:


NEST

Cooking Class

Art Club

Boys and Girls Club


Thursday:


NEST

Boys and Girls Club


Friday:


Boys and Girls Club

March Fun Friday!

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Boys and Girls Club

OVMS is a Boys and Girls Club site. Club will start mid-September. Please stand by for sign-up information later this month.


Office: 231-260-2146

Cell: 231-638-8628

www.bgclubmuskegon.com

Hackley Community Care

Orchard View Middle School is proud to partner with Hackley Community Care. A mental health clinician is on site every day offering behavioral mental health supports to OV students.


If you or your child are interested in meeting with our mental health clinician and/or exploring the services and supports provided, please click this link to set up an appointment.


Click here for appointment and referral information.

Link to Last Week's Smore

CLICK HERE to view last week's Newsletter

Orchard View Middle School Support Network

Success Coach: Mr. Ron Gates

Student Advocate: Ms. Mo Brown