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Breakfast of Champions


Our annual end-of-year award ceremony Breakfast of Champions is back!

Teachers will be nominating students for awards, and parents will be invited to attend the breakfasts.

Times are currently tentative, but the breakfast dates are as followed (last week of school).

6th Grade - Tuesday, May 31, 8:30-10:00 am

8th Grade - Wednesday, June 1, 8:30-10:00 am

7th Grade - Thursday, June 2, 9:30-11:00 am

Students and parents - keep a look out for an invitation!

Summer school

Students that have failed more than one class must participate in summer school.

Check your grades, and make sure you know where you stand.

Summer school will run a total of six weeks. Students must attend all six weeks, and they may only miss two days total.

Days, Dates, and Times:


8:00am to noon

First three weeks

June 13-June 30

(one week break)

July 4-July 7

Second three weeks

July 11-July 29

Career Camp at CTC

OVMS Parents and students!

We have 76 open seats left for Career Camp!

The Career Tech Center is now enrolling 7th & 8th grade Career Camp!

Current 7th and 8th graders may choose from 10 different career exploration classes June 13-16. Visit summercareercamp.org for details and to enroll.

If you are in need of summer school, you may participate in Career Camp - This will count as this week's summer school instruction.

Camp Courage

CLICK HERE for Parent Letter and Registration

Dear Parent/Guardian:

Camp Courage is a weekend overnight camp for children and teens ages 6 – 19 who are grieving the death of a loved one. Under the guidance of professional counselors and trained volunteers, campers enjoy traditional summer camp fun combined with grief support activities to address their losses. The goal of Camp Courage is to provide a safe environment for children and teens to express their thoughts and feelings, and to recognize that they are not alone in their grief.

Camp Courage 2022 will be held June 17-19 at Pioneer Trails on Big Blue Lake in Muskegon County. Applications are available online at https://harborhospicemi.org/resources/campcourage, or by calling 231.728.3442 or 1.800.497.9559.

Due to generous support from Harbor Hospice and our community, the only cost to attend camp is a $10 registration fee (payable after acceptance to camp.) Application deadline is May 10, 2022. Due to planning and scheduling requirements, we cannot accept applications after that date. Please note that submitting an application does not guarantee acceptance to camp. Priority is given to first-time campers and those who are in the most need as determined by a clinical review process. Returning campers may be placed on a waiting list and accepted as space allows. The Harbor Hospice Board and management team have supported the life-changing experience of Camp Courage for 29 years. We believe that providing grief support in the early stages can have positive lifelong effects.

If you have any questions about camp or the application process, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Kari Allen,

LLMSW Social Worker/Camp Courage Director


8th Grade Visit

8th Grade CTC and High School

Field Trip

Dear parents and Guardians,

On Thursday, May 19th, all 8th grade students will be visiting the Career Tech Center from 8:30am-10:45am. Students will get to experience 3 different CTC programs. The programs that each student will experience will be based on the careers that they have been matched with according to their EDPs.

We will be leaving the school at 8:15am and will be returning at 11:00am. A cookout lunch and sweet treat will be provided at the back of the school near the soccer field. Lunch and outdoor activities will take place from 11:00am- 12:30pm.

After that, we will be walking over to the high school for a presentation from the high school principals and tour of the building. Students will return to the middle school around 2:10pm to get ready to go home.

We are so sad to see our 8th graders go, but are excited for them as they embark on their high school journey.

If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Nastase at 231-760-1579 or Cassandra.nastase@orchardview.org

MiPhy Survey - Parent Information


Please CLICK HERE to view information about the MiPhy survey all seventh graders in the state of Michigan take. We will be adminsitering this survey Wednesday, May 18.

If you have questions, please don't hesitate to email the principal, Mr. Smith


Boys and Girls Club

OVMS is a Boys and Girls Club site. Club will start mid-September. Please stand by for sign-up information later this month.

Office: 231-260-2146

Cell: 231-638-8628


Hackley Community Care

Orchard View Middle School is proud to partner with Hackley Community Care. A mental health clinician is on site every day offering behavioral mental health supports to OV students.

If you or your child are interested in meeting with our mental health clinician and/or exploring the services and supports provided, please click this link to set up an appointment.

Click here for appointment and referral information.

Link to Last Week's Smore

CLICK HERE to view last week's Newsletter

Orchard View Middle School Support Network

Success Coach: Mr. Ron Gates

Student Advocate: Ms. Mo Brown