Rocket Report

December 3, 2018

B-C-S Board Looks to the Future

At their November 28th regular meeting, the Benton-Carroll-Salem Board of Education held an open discussion about the 1% earned income tax issue, which was defeated by 318 votes on Tuesday, November 6th. The Board reviewed precinct by precinct returns published by the Board of Elections. They also shared input they heard from voters after the election. Furthermore, Board President Jeff Dornbusch pointed to the Treasurer's monthly financial report showing the revenue losses that were predicted were in fact happening, and that the need for the income tax revenue was real and critical for the future operations of the district. As next steps, Board members believe that further research and in-depth analysis of the election data and turn out was an important next step. Board members further asked the Treasurer and Superintendent to research if the levy does not pass what the process is for the state coming in and taking over the school district. All five Board members agree that we continue to be dealing with a revenue issue, and not an expense issue, pointing to personnel cuts that have been made over the last six years, which saved hundreds of thousands of dollars. The Board indicated that they are not interested in making deep and destructive program cuts that would destroy the school district. Board members indicated that they will continue to gather information and make a decision on what type of levy to put on the ballot in the near future. The decision on what levy to put on the ballot will be finalized by the January 2019 Board meeting.

In other business, the Board approved Treasurer Cajon Keeton's monthly financial report, and received news from the Superintendent that in April 2019 the district will be conducting a Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Plant emergency preparedness drill with FEMA and the Ottawa County Emergency Management Agency.

The Board approved several personnel items including approving Amber Miller as a classroom assistant, Kelly Weirich, and Patti Gregg as assistant cooks, and Amy Hanney as a childcare program assistant. The Board approved a field trip for the Oak Harbor High School Marine Science class to Florida in April 2019 and approved Board policies concerning: online fundraising campaigns (crowdfunding), credit cards, and petty cash accounts. The Board also accepted several generous donations.

The Board also welcomed Mrs. Liz Guerin and her 3rd-grade students to update the Board on what they have done this school year for their Do Something Amazing Initiative. Students discussed the several service projects they were engaged in.

The Board's next regular meeting will be held on Monday, December 17, 2018, at 7:30 AM at the B-C-S Board of Education Office. Note that this date/time is different than the regular date.

Picture of Mrs. Guerin and class attached.

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Coffee Connections Announced for 2019

District citizens are invited to join B-C-S Superintendent Guy Parmigian and Treasurer Cajon Keeton to attend a district coffee. Coffees provide an informal opportunity to introduce yourself, chat, ask questions, and learn more about the B-C-S school system and where we are heading. All district citizens are invited to attend. There are no reservations needed, and there is no cost to attend.

Below is a listing of the dates/times/locations of Coffee Connections:

Subway - January 15, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.

Evolve - February 12, 2019 at 8:30 a.m.

Kozy's - March 26, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.

Kaiser's Limestone Tavern - April 16, 2019 at Noon

McDonald's - May 15, 2019 at 8:30 a.m.

**All subject to change if needed.

Contact the Board Office at 898-6210 if you have any questions.

"A Holiday Celebration!"

The Oak Harbor Band Department will be presenting their 11th Annual "A Holiday Celebration!" on Sunday, December 9th, at 3 pm in the Oak Harbor High School Auditorium. Featuring over 140 8th grade and high school students, playing in a variety of small and large ensembles, this concert will be presented in an exciting and fast-paced format. There will be no announcements or breaks between each piece of music, as music will be performed not only on stage but in many other locations throughout the auditorium as well.

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What's Going On At RC Waters Elementary?

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BGSU soccer team visits RC Waters!

Members from the BGSU soccer team came to spend lunch and recess with Shelby. She earned this incentive by attending five of their home games this year. Everyone had a blast!

This Week At RC Waters!



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What's Going On At Oak Harbor Middle School?

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5th Grade Rocked Out! Great Job Mr Head!

Great Job Mrs. Seibert and the 4th Grade Music Class

Go Bucks!

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Great day at OHMS this week! Two New Buckeyes Fans!

Don't forget the canned food drive ends this Friday, December 7th!

There is a school-wide canned food and toiletries drive at Oak Harbor Middle School. The food will be given to the local BCS Food Pantry. The winning grade level will get to witness their teachers getting dropped into a dunk tank in the spring! The goal over all is to collect at least 4,000 items. Thank you in advance for your donations! CANS MUST BE HERE BY DECEMBER 7TH (FRIDAY)

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Oak Harbor High School holds National Honor Society Induction Ceremony

On Monday, November 26, 2018, Oak Harbor High School's National Honor Society Chapter inducted seventeen new members from the junior and senior classes. Members were selected for excelling in the pillars of National Honor Society. These core criteria are scholarship, service, leadership, and character. The ceremony, which included a candle lighting for each new member was conducted by 2017 NHS inductees: Xavier Gschwind, Jill Thorbahn, Daniel Bollin, Ronni Hartlage, Marcus Hartlage, Kennedee Weirich, Tad Jensen, Alaina Hetrick, Anna Zeitzheim, and Celia DeTray.

The National Honor Society is one of the oldest and most prestigious national organizations for high school students. Chapters exist in more than 60 percent of the nation's high schools since its creation in 1921.

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Pictured Front Row L-R: Abigail Gregg, Bailey Blunt, Addison Hasselbach, Samantha Tallman

Chance Milledge

Middle Row L-R: Emily Jess, Griffin Heintz, Hope Sievert, Hannah Lutman, Nicholas Pfeiffer

Caleb Goldstein

Back Row L-R: Logan Harris, Madison Glaser, Tiffany Ozanski, Jac Alexander, Clay Schulte

Maxwell Puckett

This Week At OHHS!


An example of how awesome the staff of BCS truly is. Mrs. Warren presenting an art lecture to 8th-grade academic challenge team to help prepare them for Tri-County Challenge. #teamwork

OHHS Music Performance Class is looking for Instrument donations!

Do you have an old guitar or bass guitar laying around? Have your days of shredding come to an end? If so, the Oak Harbor HS Music Performance class could be that instrument's new home! The class is looking for donations of gently used guitars, basses, and related equipment such as amps and cables. If you have anything you think may be useful to a class that focuses on rock/pop/modern music, please send an email to or bring your instrument by the high school!



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Monday, December 3 at Penta Career Center begins our three-week stretch run to Friday, December 21 ... the end of the second-nine weeks & first semester.

Make it count and finish strong!

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  • The Rockets Boys Basketball Team starts strong. The Final Score from Oak Harbor, The Rockets defeat Woodmore 77-57

  • Congratulations to the Varsity Wrestling Team for winning the Findlay Dual this weekend

  • Double win for the Lady Rockets vs Huron today. Nice Job Ladies. The Final score of the Varsity game was Oak Harbor 66 and Huron 31.

  • Congrats to Men’s and Women’s swimming and diving teams! The men won against Huron 102-80 while the women won 118-67.

  • Final score from Genoa. The Lady Rockets defeat The Genoa Comets 68-34. Nice job Rockets

  • Congrats to the following Rockets on receiving All-State honors:
Cole Heffernen and Hunter Wilkins, special mention OL and DB.
Cole Roob, Third Team DL.
Clay Schulte, Second Team LB.

  • OHHS Cheerleaders spreading a little Holiday 'CHEER' at The Riverview Healthcare Campus again this year. Happy Holidays from all of us!

Oak Harbor Athletic Department Looking for Sub Announcers

The Oak Harbor Athletic Department is looking for volunteers to be a backup announcer for both Boys and Girls Basketball Games. Pay is $17 per game. If you are interested please contact Dan Hoover ( or Doug Slagle ( or call the Athletic office at 419-898-6216 ext 2726.



WEEK OF 12/3/2018

Monday, December 3

6:00 PM RC ~ 2nd Grade Christmas Concert

7:00 PM RC ~ 3rd Grade Christmas Concert

Tuesday, December 4

Senior Citizen Holiday Luncheon

4:30 PM A MS ~ Boys Basketball - Huron - Away

4:30 PM H MS ~ Girls Basketball - Huron - Home

4:30 PM H MS ~ Swimming & Diving - Port Clinton - Home

5:30 PM H HS ~ Girls Basketball - Eastwood - Home

Wednesday, December 5

5:00 PM A HS ~ Swim & Dive - Norwalk/Tiffin Calvert - Away @ Norwalk

Thursday, December 6

4:30 PM H MS ~ Boys Basketball - Perkins - Home

4:30 PM A MS ~ Girls Basketball - Perkins - Away

6:00 PM RC ~ Kindergarten Christmas Concert

7:00 PM RC ~ 1st Grade Christmas Concert

Friday, December 7

4:30 PM H HS ~ Boys Basketball - Huron - Home

Saturday, December 8

HS ~ Swim & Dive - Viking Invitational - Away - Cleveland

9:00 AM A HS ~ Varsity Wrestling - Bellevue Invite - Away

4:45 PM A HS ~ Boys Basketball - Lake - Away

Sunday, December 9

10:15 AM HS ~ Mixed Choir @ St. Johns, Rocky Ridge Church

3:00 PM "A Holiday Celebration" Band Concert

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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.

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