February 4, 2019
"WOULDN'T IT BE A SHAME"
The Benton-Carroll-Salem Board of Education met for a Special Meeting on Thursday, January 24th at 7:30 AM. The Board held discussion and then a vote on authorizing three issues to be placed on the May 7, 2019 ballot. Two of the issues are renewals: a 3.9 mill Operating Levy and a 1.2 mill Permanent Improvement Levy. If passed, the renewals would result in no new taxes for B-C-S residents. The third issue is a 1% earned income tax, which was on the ballot previously, and which if passed would generate approximately $1.9 Million Dollars per year.
Before voting, Treasurer Cajon Keeton advised the Board: "The fact of the de-valuation of Davis-Besse is real. Our property tax collections year to date are down $2,134,039.00, a loss of 37.13%. If that wasn't enough, a key payment from the state is being phased out at the rate of about $300,000 per year. This is not a situation where we can trim 'a little fat' off and be okay. Together these losses are catastrophic."
The Board also asked Superintendent Guy Parmigian for a profile of the school district without the passage of the 1% earned income tax. Dr. Parmigian responded: "Without the new revenue, B-C-S would look much different than the top performing district we have all grown to expect. For example, we may have classrooms with 30 or more students; have state minimum busing that only went through grades K-8 and only when the distance is two miles away from the school; have school buildings that close at the end of each school day--closed to community activities or biddy programs; not being able to afford sending our talented music students to participate in contests or perform in our area churches on Sunday; have to dramatically increase pay to participate fees for athletics, and have fewer course electives for high school students." Parmigan added that B-C-S is at a tipping point. "It would be a shame if we did not take our destiny in our own hands at the May 7th ballot, and had to begin the process of making the kind of cuts that would decimate the future of Benton-Carroll-Salem School District. Are we going let one company [the devaluation of Davis-Besse] determine the fate of B-C-S," Parmigian said.
Dr. Parmigian concluded: "I can tell you sadly that if this earned income tax issue does not pass on May 7th, B-C-S Schools will be forced begin the process of implementing budget reductions for the start of the 2019-2020 school year--reductions which will have grave negative impacts on our students and school district."
After further discussion, the Board voted unanimously to place both renewals and the 1% earned income tax on the May 7th ballot. Board members made it clear that they want the community to understand what the future holds for B-C-S if the income tax issue is unsuccessful. The Board also understands the financial impact of asking for new taxes. Many residents do not have extra money and have told board members they are proud of their school district, but an additional levy is a financial burden to their household. The income tax for B-C-S is an investment in the future. While no one may want to pay more, we have come to the end of having the absolute lowest taxes in northwest Ohio. We need to decide if having a good school is worth the investment. We believe it is, and we urge you to please make this investment for the future of our children.
The B-C-S Board of Education asks that any citizen call the Board Office if they have any questions at (419) 898-6210, or email Superintendent Guy Parmigian (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Treasurer Cajon Keeton (email@example.com). There will also be a web site devoted to information about the three tax issues located at http://www.bcssd.com/ballot-issues.
Join Us this Friday, February 8th!
Come out this Friday, February 8th, to support your boy’s basketball team! Bring a stuffed animal to donate and receive a FREE DRINK AND POPCORN PASS!!!
COMMUNITY SCREENING OFFERED
Sunday Fun Open Swims at Oak Harbor High School
B-C-S Schools is pleased to announce new times for Sunday Fun Open Swims at the Oak Harbor High School Pool for all B-C-S students, families, and community members starting on January 13, 2019. Racquetball courts will also be open to adults during these times. The pool and racquetball courts will be open on the following Sundays from 2:00 until 4:00 PM: February 10, 17, 24; March 3, March 10, March 17.
Pool admission cost to be paid at the door for B-C-S students is only $1, and B-C-S adults will be $2. Racquetball courts will be open to B-C-S adults only for an additional charge of $2 (limit 4 per court). A lifeguard and site director will be on site to ensure safety. Please note that these Sunday Fun times will be cancelled if Ottawa County is on a Level Two or Level Three Snow Emergency as announced by the Ottawa County Sheriff.
Please call the B-C-S Board of Education office at 898-6210 if you have any questions.
Tune in every Monday for #MakeADifferenceMonday where we will feature a stakeholder, student, or fellow alumni answering "Five questions for B-C-S"
This week B-C-S is featuring, RC Waters Intervention Specialist, Emily Burcin!
1. Please share your name and what your title is and how long you have been employed with B-C-S Local School District?
- My name is Emily Burcin. I have been in the district for 13 years as an Intervention Specialist.
2. Please explain what an Intervention Specialist does and what a typical day is like for you?
- A typical day for an Intervention Specialist looks like working with small groups of students, tracking and monitoring student progress and using various strategies to teach foundational skills. A big part of my job is collaborating with teachers on student progress.
3. What is the most rewarding part of your job?
- The most rewarding part of my job is seeing student success in areas of weakness or struggle. I thrive on witnessing my students become excited to learn and begin to develop the skills to become a life-long learner
4. Outside of school, how do you share #RocketPride?
- I serve every Friday night at Vision Ministries. Vision Ministries is located in South Toledo with the focus of feeding people in need as well as teaching them about Jesus.
5. What is your favorite event at RCW during the school year?
- My favorite event at RCW is when the seniors come back to RC Waters in their cap and gown to march the hallways. The entire school stands out in the hallways to cheer on the graduating Rockets and aspire to graduate from Oak Harbor High School.
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:
Evolve - February 12, 2019 at 8:30 a.m.
Kozy's - March 19, 2019 at 5:00 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.
Oak Harbor Athletic Booster's Reverse Raffle
Mark your calendar!
The Oak Harbor Athletic Booster's Reverse Raffle will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at the Ottawa County Fair Grounds. Doors open at 5:00 pm with dinner at 6:00 pm. Tickets are available now!
Come out and support the booster and The Rockets. Tickets are available in the Athletic office.
What's Going On At RC Waters Elementary?
RC Waters Elementary Kindergarten Registration and Screening Information!
Benton-Carroll-Salem School District will hold a Kindergarten Information and Registration Night for parents of incoming kindergarten students on Thursday, March 7 at 6 pm. During this meeting, parents will receive enrollment paperwork, information about kindergarten, tour the building, and will sign up for a screening appointment. Kindergarten Screening appointments will be on Monday, April 15 from 8:15 am - 7:30 pm and Thursday, April 18 from 8:15 am - 3:00 pm at R.C. Waters Elementary. In order to be eligible for kindergarten, a child must be 5 years old by Sept. 30. All kindergarten students should be screened and registered to begin the school year.
U.S.Border Patrol Officers and K-9 Visit Third Grade Students!
This week at RC Waters
Our lost and found rack is getting quite full! When you're in for any of our upcoming events, please check it out to retrieve lost items.
TIE added an Art Display near the cafeteria. Students can purchase a coupon from the Dojo cart to have their artwork on display.
Mrs. Mussell's class brightened up the halls with their Rainbow Blizzard artwork. Students also wrote acrostic poems about winter.
WHATS FOR LUNCH AT RC WATERS?
FEBRUARY BREAKFAST AND LUNCH MENU!
What's Going On At Oak Harbor Middle School?
Yearbook forms have been sent home with students, although we won’t receive the actual yearbooks until the beginning of the next school year; in order to be able to photo spring sports and other activities. Lifetouch requests ordering yearbooks at this time. You can also purchase a yearbook online.Ybpay.lifetouch.com Yearbook ID code is 1824519 If you send a check, use the form that your child will bring home and then have him/her drop it off at the office, please. Thanks so much!
SPRING PICTURES WILL BE TAKEN ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21ST. NO MONEY WILL BE COLLECTED ON THE DAY OF PICTURES. AFTER PICTURES ARE DELIVERED TO THE SCHOOL, YOU HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO/OR NOT PURCHASE PICTURES. ALL WE ASK IS THAT YOU RETURN WHAT YOU ARE NOT BUYING.
LOST AND FOUND—LOTS OF SWEATSHIRTS, ETC. ARE HANGING IN THE CAFETERIA. IF YOUR CHILD IS MISSING SOMETHING, PLEASE ENCOURAGE THEM TO CHECK. THERE ARE ALSO 3 PAIRS OF GLASSES IN THE OFFICE, 2 LUNCH BOXES AND A BLACK PENCIL POUCH. WE HOPE THAT THESE ITEMS WILL BE CLAIMED BY THEIR OWNER!
OHMS SPORTING EVENTS/OPPORTUNITIES
SOCCER FORMS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE OFFICE-students must have had or will need to have a physical and schedule an appointment to get one with your physician.
7th GRADE TRACK INFORMATION SHEETS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE OFFICE-Voluntary practices begin on Monday February 4th (TODAY) from 3:10-4 p.m. Students are to meet in the high school cafeteria. Bring clothes for outdoors such as gloves, hat, long pants, sweatshirt, as well as a water bottle. Track conditioning will be held each Monday and Wednesday. If school is cancelled, there will be NO conditioning. For further questions, please feel free to contact Coach Ahlberg@firstname.lastname@example.org or Coach Branum at (419) 707-9590.
GIRLS ON THE RUN IS FOR 4TH AND 5TH GRADE GIRLS. THE PHYSICAL GOAL OF THIS GROUP IS TO RUN A 5K AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO IN MAY. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, YOU CAN CONTACT MRS. WARREN AT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL BEFORE 1ST OR 2ND PERIOD. FLYERS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE OFFICE FOR MORE INFORMATION!
Oak Harbor Girls Softball Association Information Sheets are available in the office. Tryouts are on Sunday, February 17th.
7th & 8th-grade wrestling team finished 2nd in the Bay Division!
The 7th & 8th-grade wrestling team finished 2nd in the Bay Division and 4th overall this past weekend at the SBC Tournament. Owen Miller (110) and Kenyon Adkinson (160) made the finals but came up short to claim 2nd place honors. Other 8th graders placing were: Hayden Buhro (122) and Caleb Bouyer (HWT) 3rd; Gavin Barr (205) 4th and Will Rahm (104) 5th.
Congratulations on a successful season!
This week at OHMS!
Congratulations on a great season!
7th Grade Wheel of Wow winners!
Officer Welch spoke to the Girls Club Friday. Lots of great information, strategies, and suggestions were shared!
WHAT'S FOR LUNCH AT OHMS?
FEBRUARY BREAKFAST AND LUNCH MENU!
WHATS GOING ON AT OAK HARBOR HIGH SCHOOL?
Oak Harbor National Honor Society Represented at Oak Harbor Rotary Club!
Tiffany Ozanski, representing the Oak Harbor National Honor Society, presents to the Oak Harbor Rotary Club on January 29th!
OH Academic Challenge team with be aired on NBC 24 - Stay tuned for the airing date!
This week at OHHS
Senior night! Congrats to Xavier Gschwind and Blaine Wagner! Good luck with your future endeavors!
DECA District competitions were held at BGSU on January 28th. Many great presentations!
Rockets ready to launch vs. Gibsonburg!
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 email@example.com or bring your instrument by the high school!
WHAT'S FOR LUNCH AT OHHS?
FEBRUARY BREAKFAST AND LUNCH MENU!
WHATS GOING ON AT PENTA?
DECA District 2 Contest Results
- It's official, Jordan Buckantz, Sophie Eli, and Hannah Genzman have placed in the top 25 in the Central Region.
- Congrats to Gabrielle Janes 3rd Place Principles of Finance Event & State Qualifier
- Congrats to Spencer Segaard 2nd Place Financial Consulting Event & State Qualifier
- Congrats to Kerrigan, Kenzie, and Kenzley 2nd Place Integrated Marketing Team & State Qualifiers
- Congrats to Bailey and Kennedy Blunt 2nd Place Innovation Plan & State Qualifiers
- Congrats to Sunny Rohloff 1st Place in Personal Financial Literacy & State Qualifier
- Congrats to Belle Majoy 4th in Business Principles Event & State Qualifier
- Congrats to Katelyn, Sam, and Hope 3rd in Integrated Marketing Team & State Qualifiers
- Congrats Aaron Wheeler 2nd Place Professional Selling Event & State Qualifier
- Congrats to Faith Lott and Hannah Lutman 4th Place Finance Team
- Congrats to Mya Lenke 3rd Place Financial Literacy Event & state qualifier
ROCKET SPORTS HIGHLIGHTS:
- The final in overtime from Oak Harbor Lady Rocket 49 Woodmore 50 Nice effort Ladies
- Final score from Oak Harbor Oak Harbor 39 Willard 51 Good effort Rockets
- Final score from Oak Harbor Oak Harbor 46 Margaretta 91
- Congratulations to all the SBC Junior High wrestling participant for a Great tournament. The final results can be found on http://baumspsge.com the final team results pictured below.
- The Final score from Gibsonburg Rockets 72 Gibsonburg 50 Nice Game Rockets
- Boys and girls swimming teams each finished 4th place at Gipe Relays! Now on to Sectionals next weekend!
OHHS Wrestling Results:
- Rockets now starting with Clearview. 106 Cade Petersen wins by pin. OH 6 CV 0. 113 Michael Jedge wins by forfeit. OH 12 CV 0.
- 120 Tyler Davis wins by pin. OH 18 CV 0. 126 Troy Jensen wins by forfeit. 132 Matthew Dewitz wins by forfeit. OH 30 CV 0.
- 138 Tad Jensen wins by pin. OH 36 CV 0. 145 Jack Zeitzheim wins by forfeit. OH 42 CV 0.
- 152 Gabe Vasquez wins by pin. OH 48 CV 0.
- 160 Ben Sage wins by pin. OH 54 CV 0.
- 170 Nate Mansor wins by pin. OH 60 CV 0.
- 182 Dylan Schiets wins by pin. OH 66 CV 0. 195 Jake Sage wins by forfeit. 220 Zach Helle wins by forfeit. 285 Double Forfeit. Final Score OH 78 CV 0.
- Rockets vs Northwood just starting. Rockets win by forfeit at 106,113, and 120. OH 18 NW 0.
- 126 Troy Jensen wins by pin. OH 24 NW 0.
- 132 Matthew Dewitz wins by pin. OH 30 NW 0.
- 138 Tad Jensen wins 8-3. OH 33 NW 0.
- 145 Jack Zeitzheim loses 13-4. OH 33 NW 4.
- 152 Gabe Vasquez wins 4-1. OH 36 NW 4.
- 160 Ben Sage wins by forfeit. 170 Nate Mansor wins by forfeit. OH 48 NW 4.
- 182 Northwood wins by forfeit. OH 48 NW 10.
- 195 Jake Sage wins by pin. OH 54 NW 10. 220 Zach Helle wins by forfeit. Final Score OH 60 NW 10.
- Rockets now wrestling Eastwood.
- 106 Cade Petersen loses 12-2. EW 4 OH 0.
- 113 Tyler Davis wins 4-3. EW 4 OH 3.
- 120 Nich Dewitz loses by pin. EW 10 OH 3.
- 126 Troy Jensen loses 5-1. EW 13 OH 3.
- 132 Matthew Dewitz wins by pin. EW 13 OH 9.
- 138 Tad Jensen wins 9-1. OH 13 EW 13.
- Jack Zeitzheim loses 13-6. EW 16 OH 13.
- 152 Gabe Vasquez loses by pin. EW 22 OH 13.
- 160 Ben Sage wins by forfeit. EW 22 OH 19.
- 170 Nate Mansor wins 6-1. OH 22 EW 22.
- 182 Dylan Schiets loses by pin. EW 28 OH 22.
- 195 Jake Sage wins by forfeit. OH 28 EW 28.
- 220 Zach Helle loses 6-1. EW 31 OH 28. 285 Eastwood wins by forfeit. Final Score Eastwood 37 OH 28.
BENTON-CARROLL-SALEM LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
WEEKLY SPORTS AND SCHOOL CALENDAR
WEEK OF 02/04/2019
Tuesday, February 5
MS ~ Girls & Boys Basketball Tournament
6:00 PM A HS ~ Girls Basketball - Old Fort
Wednesday, February 6
6:00 PM A HS ~ Varsity Wrestling - Perkins Quad
Thursday, February 7
MS ~ Girls & Boys Basketball Tournament
Friday, February 8
4:30 PM H HS ~ Boys Basketball - Margaretta
6:00 PM RC ~ Family Movie Night
Saturday, February 9
MS ~ Girls & Boys Basketball - SBC Championship
10:00 AM A HS ~ JV Wrestling - Calvert Invite
1:00 PM H HS ~ Girls Basketball - Port Clinton
4:30 PM H HS ~ Boys Basketball - Bellevue
Sunday, February 10
11:00 AM A HS ~ Varsity Wrestling - State Dual Finals - Columbus
B-C-S Alum Highlight Nominations needed!
The Benton-Carroll-Salem School District wishes to highlight the accomplishments of its graduates who reside in our area, the nation, and the world!
The B-C-S Alum Highlight will be featured in the Sampler and in other media throughout our area. We know that Rocket Pride is strong, and so are the accomplishments and contributions of B-C-S alumni.
We look forward to recognizing and honoring the extraordinary individuals who are graduates of Oak Harbor High School.
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.