February 26, 2018
Mark your Calendar for Easter Eggstravaganza at OHHS!
B-C-S Levies Q & A Meeting TONIGHT AT 6:00 PM OAK HARBOR HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM
B-C-S Levies Q & A Meeting
Get the facts, and get your questions answered about the two levies on the May 8th ballot. This meeting is open to any B-C-S staff or community member.
Date: Monday, February 26
Time: 6:00--7:00 PM
Location: Oak Harbor High School Auditorium
Your hosts: B-C-S Superintendent Guy Parmigian and Treasurer Cajon Keeton
Please help spread the word and bring a friend!
Tune in every week for Levy Facts!
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, OHHS Algebra 1 Teacher & Head Basketball Coach, Eric Sweet!
1. Please tell the B-C- S Community a little about yourself and how long you have been employed with B-C- S schools.
- I have been married to my wife Nicole for 8 years, we have two little boys Cooper and Beckett. I graduated high school from Ottawa-Glandorf in 2002 and then went on to attend Bluffton University. While at Bluffton I majored in mathematics and got my license to teach 7-12 math. While there I played basketball for the Beavers. After college I taught one year in a Cleveland Suburb, then went to Old Fort for two years and now I am here at Oak Harbor. This is my ninth year with B-C-S schools, I teach Algebra 1 at the high school. This is my 7th year as the Head Boys Basketball Coach and 9th with the program.
2. What is your philosophy of coaching and its relationship to education?
- I believe in trying to get the best out of my players and the same can be said for my classroom. I want my students to succeed just as much as my players on the court. Also, I believe as the head coach it is my job to get my players in the right positions and have the right sets for them to succeed. The classroom is no different, but instead of sets it is formulas and instead of positions it is learning. I must prepare my players and students for each game/test they will play in/take.
3. How has coaching affected your life?
- My dad was a head coach for 30 years, so I was raised by a head basketball coach. Coaching has always been a part of my life. There has not been one year of my life where I have not been around a coach, been coached, or was coaching. It is the reason I met my wife, I took a head coaching job at a small school and was set up on a blind date with her. Coaching has brought me many positive friendships throughout my life both with players and other coaches. There has been high moments and low moments when it comes to coaching and being coached but I would not take any of it away, as all of them have made me the person I am today.
4. What do you try to teach your players besides basketball?
- I am a huge sports guy and I believe that there is a lot to learn from playing sports. Basketball is a great sport and there are many chances to teach life lessons. Working with others is key to life. If you can work with people and communicate with them, you will always have a job. On the court, communication is a must while at the same time playing together. Knowing your role on the court and in life will also allow you to succeed. Not every person can be the Boss or “the star” but no true TEAM is one person as a company is not just one boss. Knowing and being great in your role will help you in life. Those are just a few things that we talk about. The game of basketball has brought just about everything to my life and I try to teach that to my players.
5. Please tell us what you enjoy doing in your spare time?
- I enjoy spending with my wife and boys. The boys and I will play any and every sport we can. We enjoy boating and swimming during the summer time. I am very close with my family and we will do trips with my parents when we can. I love my sport teams and watching them, I am a OHIO boy and a Northwest boy so CLEVELAND is who I support always and The Buckeyes.
A little FFA Pennies for Patients Pie in the Face fun with Mr. Sweet!
School Safety ~ A Top Priority for B-C-S!
I want to communicate some items about school safety so you are all in the loop.
1. Starting today, the Village of Oak Harbor Police have stepped up patrols at R.C. Waters Elementary, Oak Harbor Middle School, and Oak Harbor High School. Starting tomorrow and until further notice, the District is going to pay for the cost of an additional police officer that will monitor all three B-C-S school buildings. Sherriff Levorchick has also committed to sending deputies through all three buildings.
2. With regard to police/security presence at our buildings in the long term, I will assure you that we are investigating all of our options. We are talking with Chief Weirich and Sherriff Levorchick and other stakeholders. Until we land on what we are going to do for long-term, we are going to have the stepped up patrols and police at all three buildings as per above.
3. We take every school threat seriously. You may have heard about threats made by individuals on social media. These were dealt with swiftly with law enforcement. It is not legal or appropriate for me to comment on school disciplinary matters except to reiterate that we take every threat seriously, and we deal with it promptly in cooperation with law enforcement.
4. I have talked with several students and parents in the past few days. There is a lot of understandable anxiety out there in the wake of the Parkland, FL shootings. There have been questions and feedback on school safety. We have been considering this feedback plus our own internal review of our emergency operation plans. Each school has an emergency operation plan that is developed by staff in close cooperation with local law enforcement and other first responders. These plans include provisions for at least three drills per year including "table top" drills where emergency scenarios are discussed. We have, and will continue to make our emergency operation plans more robust to meet the demands of today.
5. As always, if you see something that is odd or doesn't seem right--say something to the police or a school official!
6. This is an anxious time for all of us in wake of the Parkland, FL tragedy. In the days since the shooting, I have correctly spend nearly my entire waking hours focused on our security profile and the protection of our students and staff. I know the same is true for all law enforcement officials who share in the responsibility of safety in our community.
I will continue to communicate as needed.
National School Breakfast Week is March 5-9!
School Breakfast Week is March 5-9 this year!
1) How does the school breakfast program work?
Every student in the district has the opportunity to eat breakfast every day that school is in session. Each building operates slightly differently to accommodate students at differing grade levels. Students eligible for free meals receive free breakfasts, students eligible for reduced meals pay .30 cents and a full price breakfast costs $1.50.
2) What is included in school breakfast?
The student’s choice of Toft’s milk, a daily entrée, and choice of fruit (including fresh apples, bananas, and oranges –subject to availability).
What's Going On At RC Waters Elementary?
It's Dr. Seuss week, Feb 26-March 2!
This week at RC Waters!
Its amazing to see the academic growth in the kindergarten students. They start the year learning how to write letters and progress so quickly to writing multiple sentences on a topic.
The 3rd Grade Reading Olympians participated in scooter game races - competing for Gold, Silver, & Bronze medals for their countries.
Jaxson is proud that he's earned all these Dojo dollars by following our PBIS expectations. Looks like he's saving up for something big from the Dojo cart!
Kindergarten registration and screening information below!
Benton-Carroll-Salem School District will hold kindergarten registration and screening on May 24th and 25th at R.C. Waters Elementary.
In order to be eligible for kindergarten, a child must be 5 years old by Sept. 30, 2018. All kindergarten students should be screened and registered to begin the school year.
Parents and guardians should call the elementary school at 419-898-6219 to schedule an appointment.
Appointment times will be: May 24- 8:15 am-10:15 am, 10:15 am-12:15 pm, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm, 3:00 pm -5:00 pm, and 5:30 pm -7:30 pm; May 25- 8:15 am-10:15 am, 10:15 am-12:15 pm, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm.
Items to be brought to the appointment include the child’s birth certificate, immunization records, the child’s Social Security number, proof of residency, your driver’s license and custody papers, if applicable. Children should dress in comfortable clothing and tennis shoes.
A parent /guardian must be present with the child during the entire screening appointment. All parent information and registration forms will be completed at the screening session.
What's Going On At Oak Harbor Middle School?
Congrats to our Oak Harbor Middle School MathCounts team 2nd Place finish this past week. Good luck at State on March 10!
5th grade learning about mandalas and ephemeral art at OHMS.
4th graders created their own arcade games in STEM!
6th Grade Band Recruitment Concert and Question/ Answer Time!
WHATS GOING ON AT OAK HARBOR HIGH SCHOOL?
OHHS STAFF TAKE A PIE IN THE FACE!
Congrats to Oak Harbor’s Ag Communications Team!
This week at OHHS!
FFA spirit week at OHHS! We have that ag swag going!!
Oak Harbor FCCLA pop tab drive total was 41.7 lbs for The Ronald McDonalds House! Way to go Rockets!!
Oak Harbor HS FFA, students & staff raised over $750.00 for pennies for patient’s Leukemia & Lymphoma Society!
Don't Forget! OHHS Blood Drive is March 13, 2018!
WHATS GOING ON AT PENTA?
OH Seniors: Commencement info and scholarship packets are ready for pick up!
ROCKET SPORTS HIGHLIGHTS!
- OHHS Girls Varsity Basketball Seniors now have a total of 80 wins in their careers and 4 consecutive Sectional Championships.
- Division II Girls Basketball Sectional Final: Final Oak Harbor 53 Maumee 35 Lady Rockets are 2018 Sectional Champions! Great job Oak Harbor! Lady Rockets will play in the District semi-finals Thursday at Anthony Wayne HS, 6pm.
- Great job at Sectionals Rockets! Wrestling finishes in 2nd place at Sectionals!
- Finals 106 Tyler Davis wins 12-0 over Maynard of Eastwood. Finishes Sectional Champ!
- 126 pound Sectional Champion Matthew Dewitz! Great job!
- Finals 195 Jake Sage wins 6-5 in UTB. Finishes Sectional Champ!
- V Boys Basketball: Final Edison 44 Oak Harbor 46 Alex Gezo hits a 3 at the buzzer to give the Rockets the W! Gezo ties Brian Wood’s school record for 3s made in a career with 103! Rockets finish the regular season 18-4 and will play for a Sectional title next Friday at Hopewell
- Congratulations on a great season Rocket Swimmers! You represented our school and our community in great fashion as always. We are proud of all of your accomplishments!
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.