Oceanside Middle School

Celebrate Life at OMS

January in Review

January Broadcast

Broadcast 11 OMS Student News

Inside the Classrooms at OMS

From makerspaces to word walls, our teachers and students continue to work on activities and projects which involve building or constructing knowledge through hands-on and engaging processes. With reading, writing, and deep analysis tied into these lessons, our teachers are routinely helping our students make real-world connections to their course material.


Students in Andrea Smith's STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) class and Fran Rossano's art class at OMS collaborated on projects fusing technology and art, demonstrating that seemingly disparate disciplines such as science, technology, engineering, math and art are more intertwined than they may appear.

Trench Warfare in Social Studies Classes

Students were put in a trench warfare simulation. They were assigned a side and were given numbers as a way to identify them. During the activity, there were loud explosions, constant firing, and lights flickering to simulate the sights and sounds of an battle. The students got to experience the camaraderie that actual soldiers experience and gained a better appreciation of life in the trenches.

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Students Show Off Their Art Skills

Students created art work in the style of pop artists Andy Warhol and Romero Britto. The creativity demonstrated continues to be a source of great pride at OMS.
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Special Events

The Harlem Wizards are Coming to Oceanside

The Harlem Wizards will be visiting Oceanside on Monday, March 14th at 7:00 PM for a friendly game against a team of teachers and staff members. Though Oceanside Middle School is the event organizer, the game will be played at Oceanside High School in order to accommodate our expected large crowd.

This game is a fundraiser for our school, and we do hope you will buy tickets for the whole family. All are welcome!!!

Harlem Wizards

No Name Calling Week: GSA

"The GSA once again hosted No Name Calling Week: Celebrate Kindness the week of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This year the 7-1 student council helped out to promote this wonderful event. We challenged staff to find 'one kind word' for each of their advisory students, creating classroom posters with each student. Students were also given name tags so that they would be called by their name, not a name. On Friday of this week, all students came in to find words of encouragement in their lockers and inspirational messages in the cafeteria. 'cupcakes of kindness' were delivered to anyone that was nominated for being kind. By doing this, the GSA helped make OMS a kinder and happier place to be!
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Friendship Links

Students in Best Buddies wrote their names, positive character traits and nice phrases about one another to create a friendship link chain. Best Buddies continues to promote positive decision making, peer friendships, and kindness.
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Under the Sea

The Oceanside school community was treated to a wonderful performance of Hit the Deck on Friday and Saturday, January 29th & 30th. The hard work, commitment, and talent of so many were so clearly visible as our OMS cast and crew put on a production worthy of great praise and strong reviews!

Staff Volleyball Game

Three teams of Oceanside Middle School faculty and staff members participated in our annual Volleyball Challenge. The turnout and support from the student body was tremendous, and all who participated said that the spirit in the gymnasium was indicative of great school spirit at OMS.

OMS Science Fair

On January 21st, 8th grade science research students showcased their projects in the annual Science Fair. The projects were evaluated by a variety of judges, including middle school and high school science teachers, student teachers, high school research students, and the K-12 Science Director, Mrs. Chapman. Congratulations to all of the students that participated and a special thanks to Mr. Gerber, the Science Research teacher at OMS!

Winter Sports 2: Wrestling

The wrestling team has had a great start to the season with very intense practices. Coach Palermo is very excited about the mix of experienced wrestlers and the number of new wrestlers that joined the team this year. The middle school team had the great experience of practice with the high school wrestling team for two practices during the month of January. Coach Flores, the Varsity wrestling coach, is very excited about the future of the program. The wrestling team opens up their season against Valley Stream North on Friday, March 11, 2016. Good luck this season!

Reading Challenge Update

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Congratulations to Matthew Meagher of Team 7-1 on winning the OMS Reading Challenge for the month of January.

OMS Reading Challenge Scoreboard:

7th Grade

1st Place - 7-4

2nd Place - 7-3

3rd Place - 7-2

4th Place - 7-1

8th Grade

1st Place - 8-2

2nd Place - 8-1

3rd Place - 8-3

4th Place - 8-4

Team Spirit is Coming Soon

Team Spirit 2016 kicks off in earnest on Monday, February 1st. For those who are new to OMS, Team Spirit is an event designed to unite our teams, our student body as a whole, and our faculty and staff. With events as varied as musical performance, goofy sports, and window decorating, students are given multiple opportunities to demonstrate their varied skills and talents. A short calendar summary is listed below:

  • Friday, January 29th: Team Spirit Captains Announcement

  • Monday, February 1st: Kickoff Assembly
  • Tuesday, February 2nd: Captains Meetings during 9th Period
  • Monday, February 8th: Sports Team Jersey Day
  • Tuesday, February 9th: Pajama/Flannel Day
  • Wednesday, February 10th: Team Spirit Theme Day
  • Thursday, February 11th: Team Color Day (Rehearsals & Team Basketball)
  • Friday, February 12th: Team T-Shirt Day (Performances & Goofy Sports)

Snapshot of Team Spirit from 2015

Book Fairies

OMS will be conducting a book drive/e-reader drive from February 1-February 12, in conjunction with Team Spirit Kick-Off Week and Team Spirit Week! All books/e-readers collected will be passed on to the nonprofit organization BookFairies, who will then distribute them to children in high needs schools throughout the NY metropolitan area.
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Oceanside Middle School Coat Drive

The OMS Builders Club hosted the 1010 Wins Radio Bioheat Coat Drop Off on Friday, January 29th. Gently used coats were to donated to New Yorkers in need. Thank you to the students, families, and staff of Oceanside Middle School for supporting this worthy program.

Please listen to the attached thank you message from 1010 WIns.

Thank You for 1010 Wins Radio