Otsego Middle School

May 20, 2016

Jennings Award Recipients!

Students were selected by their classmates for this coveted award. The students receiving this award exemplify kindness in every sense of the word. The Jennings Rule that they live by is "No child shall be made fun of, embarrassed or humiliated in any way before, during or after school hours. Each student, no matter how different, will be accorded the respect and dignity which is his or her human right."

2015-16 Honors Night Recipients

Congratulations to all of our students who were recognized on Friday night for receiving a 3.5 or higher for both 1st & 2nd trimester. We are very proud of these students and commend them on their internal motivation to do well. Congratulations to their parents as well for their student's schooling and overall education. It is so exciting to see 41% of our student body with a 3.5 or higher for both trimesters!!

All Library Books are Due on Friday, June 3rd

Just a reminder that all library materials are due on Friday, June 3rd. Please make sure your student returns any missing materials by then. If the item cannot be found, please see Mrs. Kallerward for replacement costs. Failure to not return materials or pay for missing materials will result in students not being able to participate in


of the year activities. Thank you for your help with this!

Reminder to 7th Grade Students......

Field trip money and permission slips are due on Monday, May 23rd.
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Reminder 8th Grade Students.......

Don't forget to turn in your freshmen camp packets and money to the office. Anyone turning these in is automatically entered to win exciting prizes! Weekly drawings will be held Don't miss out!

Congratulations to our May Students of the Month!

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Pictures left to right

8th grader-Kendall Haluch, 6th


- Tyler Norris, 8th


- Kyle Brown, 7th grader


Burd, 7th grader - Jocelyn Sallee

Not pictured - 6th grader Kacey Scott.

Yearbook Order Forms are Now Available!

If you would like to order a 2015-16 school yearbook for your student, forms are available in our office or in any teacher's classroom. Yearbooks cost $20 and need to be ordered by Monday, June 6th. Yearbooks will be available for distribution in September.
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OMS Tennis Team Ends Season 5-1

The OMS tennis team wrapped up their fine season at the Wolverine Conference Tournament. Three Otsego flights received 2nd place medals. They were 1st doubles - Caleb Korringa & Karina Hess, 2nd doubles - Caleb Piersma & Seth Stender, & 3rd doubles - Kyle Brown &


Burd. Third place finishes were achieved by 1st singles - Lauren Layman, 2nd singles - Luc McPherson & 4th doubles - Turner Rohr & David Stiles. Fifth place doubles Kayla Merrill & Kiersten Hicks won 4th place. Sixth grade 1st doubles - Dagim DeBoer & Ben Bickel won 2 out of their 3 matches yesterday. The Bulldogs finished their season


5 wins and 1 loss and of the best showings at the conference tournament ever! Great season, OMS Racqueteers!
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Congratulations to the Boys Track Team!

The OMS Boys Track team took 2nd place at the Wolverine Conference Meet! Nice job gentlemen!

Reminder to 2nd Trimester Art Students

Students who had art last trimester may pick up their color scheme quilts, Eric Carle collages, fantasy landscapes and cityscapes during lunch. All artwork will be on a table in the



Junior Achievement Celebration!

Sixth graders in Mr. Throop's 4th hour Social Studies class have been learning about branding, marketing, jobs, being a good employee and how to prepare for the future. As a reward for their achievement, Mrs. Bolhuis, who taught the JA program, treated them to ice cream right outside OMS! Thank


Mrs. Bolhuis!

Otsego Rotary Roadrunner Saturday, June 4th

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Good Luck to our DI Team!

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Headed to Global Finals May 24-29!

Stretch your Food Dollars this Summer

Get more fruits and vegetables when you use your SNAP Bridge Card at participating local Farmers Markets June 1-Oct. 3. Bring your Bridge Card to the farmers market office. Buy SNAP eligible foods at the market with your Bridge Card dollars. They'll match what you spend with free double up food bucks up to $20 every market day. Use them right away or later on to buy fresh fruits and vegetables grown in Michigan. Flyers are available in our office.
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Annual Report Now Available

The 2014-15 Annual Reports are now published. You can view them online at www.otsegops.org/annualreport or a hard copy is available in our office.

Big Dawg Summer Sports Camp Information Available

Interested in signing up your student for a summer camp? Big Dawg Summer Sports Camp information is now available in our athletic office or online at http://www.otsegops.org/commed/youthrec

Fall Sports at OMS

  • Volleyball (7th & 8th grades) try-outs begin August 29th.
  • Cross Country (6th-8th grades) practice begins August 22nd.
  • Football (7th & 8th grades) begins August 22nd. Look for additional information soon.

All athletes will need a physical after April 15, 2016, a consent form and a $10 participation fee.

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Sports Physicals Available

The Borgess Family Medicine & Pediatrics (345 Naomi St., Plainwell) office will be hosting a Plainwell & Otsego Sports physical on Saturday, June 4th from 7:30 a.m. - noon. The cost is $10.

Borgess Orthopedic (2490 S. 11th St., Kalamazoo) will also be hosting a physical day on Saturday, May 21st. Students must be in line by 10 a.m. Doors open at 8 a.m. The cost is $10.

Cell Phone Usage

Please remind your student that unless a teacher specifically instructs students to bring their cell phone to class, cell phones should remain in their lockers including at lunch time. Thank you for your help in this matter.

Summer Camp Opportunity!

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7th Grade M-STEP Window - May 9-27

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Otsego Swim Club Gearing up for the Summer Season!

Season is over, but Summer Swim Season will be coming! Start date to be around May 23 and will continue until July 23. All those who want to swim competitively are welcome and encouraged to join! It is a great way for multi-athletes to stay in shape over the summer!

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Cereal boxes needed for Art!

Upcoming Events

May 23 - M-STEP 7th grade ELA

May 24-25 - Incoming 6th graders visit - 9-11 a.m.

May 26 - - Student Council Officer Election Speeches - 3rd hour

8th Chicago Trip Chaperone Meeting - 6 p.m. in OMS Media Center

May 27 - Student Council Representative Speeches

Bulldog PRIDE assembly - 8th grade - 1st hour

Bulldog PRIDE assembly - 7th grade - 2nd hour

Bulldog PRIDE assembly - 6th grade - 3rd hour

School-wide ice cream party for M-STEP completion - 2:15 p.m.

June 2 - OMS Pops concert - 7 p.m. - OHS Audt.

June 3 - OHS Graduation - 7 p.m.

June 8 - Field Trips for 6th, 7th & 8th grades

June 9 - 1/2 Day

June 10 - 1/2 Day - last day of school

Lip Sync competition

Attendance Line - 692-6203

Just a reminder, if your child will be absent from school, please make sure you call our attendance line 692-6203 by 8:00 a.m.

Free & Reduced Lunch Application

To determine if your child is eligible for free or reduced breakfast and lunch, you can apply at LunchApp.com. Paper copies are available in our office.

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