Otsego Middle School

May 13, 2016

Band Concerts were Outstanding this Week!

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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!

Mr. McCallum's 8th Grade STEM Class Travels to Denso

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Destination Imagination Team Raising Funds for Global Finals

Not interested in returning your clean, empty pop cans to the store? The DI team would gladly take them off your hands! There is a

drop off

area

in our front office Funds

are

being raised to help them reach their goal of $6,000 to go to the Global Finals in Tennesse at the end of the month. If you would like to donate to their cause, checks are being accepted in our office.

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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Thank you 8th Grade Parents for Hosting a Memorable Evening!

An enormous thank you goes out to our 8th grade Dance party planners! Our cafeteria was transformed thanks to Becky Bohl, Katie Eichler, Michelle Triemstra, Maria Perez, Karen Kruizenga and Karin Fitzpatrick. The students enjoyed the photo booth, themed foods and glow sticks. Our students looked fantastic! Thanks to all of our chaperones and helpers on the night of the event. I think it is a night they will always remember!

OMS Tennis Team is Now 4-1

Congratulations to the OMS tennis team! They soundly defeated

cross town

rival Plainwell at home this week. Winning matches for the Bulldogs were: Lauren Layman, Luc McPherson, Caleb Korringa, Karina Hess, Caleb Piersma, Seth Stender, Kyle Brown, Dave Stiles, Turner Rohr, Kiersten Hicks, Kayla Merrill, Cole Rogers, Morgan Shearer, Michaela Triemstra, Amanda Parsons, Jocelyn Sallee, Dagim DeBoer, Ben Bickel, Nova Plumley, and Katie Piersma. Good job OMS Racqueteers!

25 7th Graders Accepted the 100 Science Vocabulary Challenge! They were rewarded with a pizza party for their efforts! Good luck on the Science M-STEP Monday & Tuesday!

OMS Athletes Meet their Future Coaches!

OMS Staff Gets Spoiled During Staff Appreciation Week!

An ENORMOUS thank you to all of our wonderful OMS families for making us feel so special during staff appreciation week! We loved all of the cards, emails and treats letting us know how thankful you are for all that we do. Each day the staff enjoyed a special treat!

Friday's breakfast was provided by our OMS Student Council members and their families.


A special thank you goes out to Jill Hanley, Becky Gross, Becky Bohl, Lindsey

Pompileo& Christy Drumm for organizing all of the treats!

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!

Cereal boxes needed for Art!

Upcoming Events

May 16 - 7th Grade Science M-STEP

May 17 - 7th Grade Science M-STEP

Tennis Match vs. Schoolcraft - 4 p.m. - Away

May 18 - Last Delayed Start of the 2015-16 school year

Conference Tennis Tournament at Otsego and Plainwell - 4:00 p.m/4:30 p.m.

DI Fundraiser at Aubree's in Plainwell - take the night off from cooking! :)

May 19 - Student of the Month breakfast - 7:10 a.m.

7th grade ELA M-STEP

OMS Conference Track Meet at

Paw Paw

May 20 - Young Men Keeping it Real - 6:30 a.m.

- Honors Night at OHS - 7 p.m.

May 26 - 8th Chicago Trip Chaperone Meeting - 6 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

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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