Rocket Report

September 17, 2018

B-C-S Continues Legacy of Being the Premier School District in Region; Ranked #62 out of 608

This week the Ohio Department of Education released the 2018 Ohio School District and Individual School Report Cards. ranked the performance of all the districts in Ohio, and ranked B-C-S as number 62 out of 608. This ranking is the best of any school district in our four county region! See the story below.

B-C-S Superintendent Dr. Guy Parmigian responded with the following:

I am extremely proud of our 2018 report card results, which are due to the diligent efforts of our staff, students, families—along with a very supportive community! I am particularly proud of our district results in light of the uncertainty and anxiety surrounding the de-valuation and potential closure of Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Plant that was swirling around. The focus that was demanded to get these results is truly remarkable. I like to tell people that our school district has at least one thing in common with the nuclear power made in our back yard—we are both resilient!

We should all celebrate that Oak Harbor Middle School, under the leadership of Mr. Spurlock and Ms. Carroll, was the only school in Ottawa County to earn an Overall Grade of A !!! Congratulations!

I am also pleased to see that our District Report Card shows us that we improved on our results last year, with the exception of one area as evidenced below!

We are all eager to dive into this report card and student achievement data to determine how we can continuously improve opportunities for our students. I do not think we will be satisfied with an overall B as a district. We will strive overall for an A! The annual school and district report cards are important indicators of our success!

However, there are other indicators that are also important such as the caring nature of our staff and the student-centered and family-like environments that we create, which are hallmarks of B-C-S; but which are tougher to measure and distill into a grade. We should remain proud of the purposeful work that we do to establish school cultures where our students and staff can thrive and celebrate their uniqueness, creativity, and individuality! There are skills that we teach our students like resiliency, and civic-mindedness that are equally difficult to measure, but of which we are proud of as part of the well-rounded education we strive to provide at B-C-S.

We will use our focus and resiliency to continue to improve for our students and families.

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B-C-S ranked #62 out of 608 DISTRICTS in OHIO!!

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Halloween is just around the corner!

We are so excited to announce that Halloween in the Halls is back for the 2nd year and will take place on Thursday, October 25th at OHHS from 6 - 7:30 PM!

This family fun event is for any children age: infant - 6th-grade, please be sure all little ghouls and boys are accompanied by an adult.

Please join us for a FREE safe and warm trick or treating event with candy, games and more!

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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, Director of Technology, Devin Seslar

1. Please share your name and job title at B-C-S Local School District. How many years have you been employed with B-C-S?

  • My name is Devin Seslar, I am the Director of Technology for Benton-Carroll-Salem Local School District. This will be my 5th year with B-C-S.

2. Please share what a typical day is like for you as the Director of Technology?

  • My typical day as the Director of Technology starts with checking emails and the helpdesk tickets to ensure the morning will start off smoothly. From there I make my way to every building to check in with Teachers and Staff for any technology issues. After the morning rush, daily tasks come into play which could be updating computer labs, password resets, smartboard/projector repairs, copier support, wireless troubleshooting and anything else technology related.

3. How do we utilize technology for our students on a day to day basis?

  • Over the last 5 years at Benton-Carroll-Salem, we have implemented over 1200 new Chromebooks into the educational environment enabling teachers and students to have an online presence with the new online technology tools.

4. What is one challenge you face as a Technology Director?

  • One of the challenges the Technology Department faces is technology is always ever changing, and in an age of 21st-century learning, unless you stay up with the trends, you will miss something.

5. Please share one of your favorite memories from the Summer of 2018.

  • One of my favorite memories this summer (actually, ever in my life) was driving 7000 miles (134 hours) in a car with my family seeing several of America's greatest landmarks including the St. Louis Gateway Arch, Cadillac Valley, Palo Duro Canyon, Hoover Dam, Las Vegas, driving through a Redwood tree in California, Golden Gate Bridge, Seattle, Washington, The Badlands, Devil's Tower, Crazy Horse, Mount Rushmore, and Pikes Peak all in 12 days!

Thanks to all who came out to meet Officer Welch at the Meet & Geet!

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Community Meeting regarding the upcoming Levy issues


Election Day is Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

The voting registration deadline for the November 6th general election is Tuesday, October 9.

Absentee Voting (Early Voting) begins on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at the Ottawa County Board of Elections office located at 8444 West SR 163 in Oak Harbor (just west of the Ottawa County Fairground). Voters can show up in person at their office at the following times:

*October 10 through October 26 from 8 AM—5 PM. (Monday through Friday)

*Saturday, October 27 and Saturday, November 3 from 8 AM—4 PM

*Monday, October 29 through Friday, November 2 from 8 AM—7 PM

*Sunday, November 4 from 1 PM—5 PM

*Monday, November 5 from 8 AM—2 PM

What's Going On At RC Waters Elementary?

Follow RC Waters Elementary on Twitter to keep up with what's going on!



Many thanks to our Together In Education (TIE) group for purchasing spirit shirts for all students and staff. We LOVE our new shirts!

Go Rockets!

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A Visit Back In Time!

First grade visited the old one-room schoolhouse, Union Center School, in Oak Harbor. Students liked the old desks, the maps, the wood-burning stove, and they loved ringing the old school bell.


Check Out Our 2018-19 Be Incredible PBIS Video

RC Waters Lunch menu for September 2018!

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September Breakfast Menu!

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September Lunch Menu!

What's Going On At Oak Harbor Middle School?

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Tip your hat to Mr. Spurlock & Oak Harbor Middle School for earning an A on 2018 school report card. THE only school with A in Ottawa County!

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A Salute to America’s Finest

What a great evening this past Friday night, celebrating all of our vets, active military, and emergency personnel. Congratulations to our 7th and 8th-grade band members, who made the show extra special.

Future Rocket Men

Our Future Rocket Men's group has been learning a LOT of valuable skills in the past few weeks!

The Coding Club Hard at Work!

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OHMS Lunch Menu for September 2018!

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September breakfast menu!

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September lunch menu!


Follow Oak Harbor High School on Twitter to keep up with what's going on!


The 5th Annual Ottawa County Career Showcase is fast approaching!

The event will be held on Friday, October 5th at the Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center from 9am to 2pm and will bring together 9th graders from throughout Ottawa County to showcase local employers and career opportunities.

The event is sponsored by the Ottawa County Business Advisory Council and is part of an ongoing 4-county initiative to increase communication and partnership between schools and businesses. Students will learn about career opportunities right here where they live, play, and learn.

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Say Cheese 2019 Rockets! Please Note these important dates!

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This Week At OHHS!

Great Performance OHHS BAND!

“A Salute to America’s Finest,” an annual patriotic halftime tribute honoring the members of our armed forces and all other emergency personnel. Congratulations to our 7th and 8th grade band members, who made the show extra special.

The October #ACT test date is coming up soon! Stay ahead of the deadlines.

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OHHS Lunch Menu for September 2018!

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September breakfast menu

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September lunch menu


Follow PENTA on Twitter to keep up with what's going on!


FFA BBQ Beef Dinner a Success!

Thank you to everyone who came out to BBQ Beef Dinner tonight!

Shout out goes to Trent Hartman for providing a great tasting sweet corn!

FFA Visits Rikers Farm!

This crew had a great day learning about crop science, agribusiness, and new Ag technology at Riker's Farm in Bowling Green. Thank you to Bayer/Monsanto/Dekalb for conducting this learning day

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See what our Preschool Classroom is up to at North Point Educational Service Center located at Graytown!

Every Child is an Artist!

Our preschool students have been very busy practicing their painting skills. We have also been

practicing our music skills using various different kinds of instruments this past week.

We are having a GREAT time learning new things each week!


  • The lady Rocket girls’ varsity soccer team overcame a wet soggy night to defeat the Port Clinton Redskins by a final score of 10-0. Good job ladies
  • The Varsity Boys Soccer Team downs the Port Clinton Redskins by a final score of 7-0. Good game guys!
  • The lady Rocket JV Volleyball Team defeated the Margaretta Polar Bears 2 -0. Good job ladies!
  • The Oak Harbor Boys cross country second place finish at Clay mile repeat meet beating Springfield by one point!
  • Rockets win game 25-20 to win the match 3 games to 0 over the Margaretta Polar Bears. Nice job ladies!
  • The Lady Rocket Varsity Cross-Country team competed at the Clay Mile Repeat Meet this past week. The ladies finish 3rd out of 5 schools attending. The Rockets had 2 duo's in the top 8 among 31 pairs of runners. 5th Hope Sievert and Logan Wagner, 8th Sam Tallman and Anna Zeizheim.
  • The Lady Rocket Tennis traveled to Tiffin to take on the Tiffin Calvert Senecas and come away with a 5-0 win. Nice job ladies!
  • Oak Harbor Girls Golf wins Vs. WILLARD @ OHGC! Wojo 40, Genzman 48, Hayes 54, Glaser 48, Nice job Girls!
  • The Lady Rocket Tennis beat Huron at home in a make-up match. Nice job ladies!
  • Lady Rocket Tennis Team traveled to Fremont and defeated Fremont St. Joe by a score of 5-0. Nice job Ladies!
  • On Senior Night @ OHGC The Lady Rockets WIN again Vs. Edison Wojciechowski 37, Genzman 47, Hayes 51, Glaser 51. One regular season match left @ Sleepy Hollow w/ Margaretta & the 18 hole SBC tournament Next week Lady Rockets are currently 2nd in the SBC with a 16-2 Record overall!
  • The Rocket Varsity Boys Soccer traveled to Milan and won 2-0 over the Edison Chargers. The Boys JV Team defeated Edison 5-2. Nice job Rockets!
  • Final score from Oak Harbor. Oak Harbor Rockets 27 Toledo Woodward 0. Great to see all the mini's cheering at the game!
  • The Boys cross Country Team traveled to Lakota for the Lakota Invite were they fished in second place. Nice job guys!
  • The girls Cross Country Team also traveled to Lakota where they had some Close races. The Lady Rockets finished 3rd at the Lakota Invite. The Rockets were 6 points away from runner-up trophy. The top 6 girls earned individual awards. Nice job ladies!
  • Lady Rocket Tennis Team traveled to Fremont for the Michaels Double tournament finishing in 6th place.!



WEEK OF 09/17/2018

Monday, September 17

1:00 PM A HS ~ Boys Golf - Ottawa County - @ Maumee Bay

4:00 PM H HS ~ Girls Tennis - Port Clinton - Home

5:00 PM A HS ~ JV Football - Woodward - Away

5:00 PM H HS ~ Varsity Boys Soccer - Willard - Home

5:30 PM HS ~ Jostens reps in High School cafeteria

to take class ring orders

7:00 PM H HS ~ Varsity Girls Soccer - Vermilion - Home

Tuesday, September 18

11:00 AMHS ~ Jostens reps in High School cafeteria to take

class ring and cap & gown orders during lunches.

1:00 PM A HS ~ Girls Golf - SBC - @ Fremont CC

3:00 PM H HS ~ Boys Golf - Edison - Home

4:00 PM H HS ~ Girls Tennis - Edison - Home

4:30 PM H MS ~ Volleyball - Edison - Home

5:45 PM A HS ~ Volleyball - Edison - Away

Wednesday, September 19

HS ~ Jostens reps at Penta to present cap & gown info

11:00 AM Ottawa County Safety Council Meeting @ OHHS Auditorium Lobby

5:00 PM H HS ~ Varsity Boys Soccer - Old Fort - Home

7:00 PM HS ~ Financial Aid Meeting for Senior students/parents

in The Hub

Thursday, September 20

District Wide Student Fall Pictures

1:00 PM A HS ~ Boys Golf - SBC - @ Fremont CC

1:00 PM A HS ~ Girls Tennis - SBC - @ Port Clinton

4:30 PM A MS ~ Volleyball - Huron - Away

4:30 PM H MS ~ 7th Football - Clyde - Home

4:30 PM A MS ~ 8th Football - Clyde - Away

5:00 PM H HS ~ Volleyball - Huron - Home

5:00 PM H HS ~ JV Boys Soccer - Perkins - Home

Friday, September 21

HS ~ DECA FALL Frenzy Competitions ~ Greater Columbus Convention Center

7:00 PM A HS ~ Football - Perkins - Away

Saturday, September 22

9:00 AM A HS ~ Cross Country - Van Buren - @ Owens CC - Findlay

9:00 AM MS ~ Cross Country - Van Buren - @ Owens CC Findlay campus

11:00 AM H HS ~ JV Football - Perkins - Home

2:00 PM H HS ~ Varsity Boys Soccer - Lake - Home

5:00 PM H HS ~ Volleyball - Huron - Home

You are not alone - support is out there. Text 4HOPE to 741741

September is National #SuicidePrevention Month, and Ohio Mental Health Addiction Services is collaborating with other state and local agencies, organizations and individuals to save lives.

Find information and resources about Ohio’s Suicide Prevention Plan here:

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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.