Otsego Middle School
April 29, 2016
Thank you for attending Parent- Teacher Conferences!
Staff Appreciation Week - May 2-6
This week is Staff Appreciation Week! Please take this opportunity to acknowledge our wonderful prize worthy staff. It takes only a few moments to stop and thank a teacher, parapro, cook or custodian for all that they have done for your child. Our staff gives tirelessly to provide your student children a quality education. Why not take a moment next week to let them know that their efforts are appreciated!
OMS Track Continues to Lead the Way!
OMS Tennis Team is Now 3-1
8th Grade Dance "GLOW"
Friday, May 6th, 8-10pm
Otsego Middle School Cafeteria
Big Dawg Summer Sports Camp Information Available
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.
Cell Phone Usage
M-STEP Testing Going Smoothly
6th Grade M-STEP Window - April 25-May 13
7th Grade M-STEP Window - May 9-27
Needed: 3 Parent Volunteers - Please see below
ATTENTION 8TH GRADE PARENTS, GUARDIANS, GRANDPARENTS, AND GROUPIES (again)!
Just when you thought it was safe to read your OMS Newsletter again, it’s back!
Since our first attempt to tour the Allegan County Area Technical and Education Center (ACATEC) was thwarted by Mother Nature, we have been in intense negotiations to figure out another date. Finally, we can announce that the ACATEC trip will occur Tuesday, May 3. Barring another snow event, flood, hurricane, or plague(!), we are sending two groups that day: one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Also as before, we need parents willing to chaperone to help make this trip happen. If you would like to join us and experience first-hand the over two dozen different career development programs and opportunities at ACATEC for your child, we strongly consider chaperoning with us! No group will be larger than 15 students, and all groups are assigned an ACATEC docent guide that leads each tour. The morning group will gather at about 8:15 and be back at school by 10:45. The afternoon group will gather about 12:15 and be back by 2:30. Join us for this educational experience that is great information for both students AND parents! Contact our school counselor, Keith Fuller, at 692-6199 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
FYI: Because the choir and band students have performances a few days right after May 3, they have been assigned a tour already. Band students will tour in the afternoon, and choir students will tour in the morning in order to avoid their rehearsals: please keep this in mind if you should want to chaperone a group and would like your musically inclined child to tour with you(!). Thank you!
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!
May 2 - OMS Tennis vs. Comstock - Away - 4:00 p.m.
May 3 - 8th graders visit Vo-Tech & OHS
May 5 - OMS Track meet - home - 4:00 p.m.
May 6 - 8th Grade Dance
May 20 - Honors Night
June 8 - Field Trips for 6th, 7th & 8th grades
June 9 - 1/2 Day
June 10 - 1/2 Day - last day of school