Rocket Report

February 12, 2018

B-C-S School District puts 2 levies on May ballot to offset Davis-Besse income loss

Tune in every week for Levy Facts!

From Time to Time the District will put out facts about the two ballot issues before voters on May 8 called "Levy Facts." Check for more information about the levies or call the Board Office with questions (419) 898-6210.
  • Levy Fact: The 1% earned income tax & 3.89 mill property tax will generate a little more than half of the lost revenue to the district, or $3.4 Million annually. These funds will be used for essential OPERATING EXPENSES, and NOT to build a new building.

  • Levy Fact: The 1% earned income tax would collect on wages & self employment earnings only & would NOT include pension, dividends, interest.

  • Levy Fact: Early Voting on the earned income tax & 3.89 mill property tax begins April 10 at Ottawa County Board of Elections.
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Oak Harbor High School student graduates early to grant father's last wish

For Terry Borowski, one of the most important things he still wanted to see was his son, Darien, graduate from high school.

Borowski and his family are from Oak Harbor, but for the past two weeks, Terry has been staying at Stein Hospice in Sandusky.

Terry is terminally ill and is not expected to make it to May, when Darien, a senior at Oak Harbor High School, was set to graduate.

“That was the first thing that he said when he started getting a little weaker, ‘I don’t think I’m going to make it for graduation,’” Terry’s wife, Michelle, said.

When Terry told Jennifer DeWitt, a social worker at Stein Hospice, that seeing his son's graduation was his last wish, DeWitt decided to try to make it happen.

Earlier this week, DeWitt reached out to school officials at Oak Harbor with the proposal of having a “mock” graduation for Darien and the Borowski family.

Cheryl Schell, principal of Oak Harbor High School, along with Jeff Dornbusch, president of the Benton-Carroll-Salem School Board, and Guy Parmigian, district superintendent, took it a step further and in just a few days prepared an early commencement for Darien to make it all as authentic as possible.

“We’ll do anything for our kids and their families,” Schell said. “This was a no-brainer. I couldn’t think of anything more important than to be here today.”last wish

In at least the last decade, this is only the second early graduation that Stein Hospice in Sandusky hosted for a patient with full cooperation from the school's administration.

“They would absolutely drop everything for something this important,” Dornbusch said of Schell and Parmigian. “This is just important as the May graduation date.”

DeWitt said their goal at Stein Hospice is always to what is best for patients, but also to help make their wishes come true.

This “meant the world” to Terry and up until he saw Darien in his green cap and gown, it was a joyous surprise.

“Just seeing his father’s face — it made us very happy we’re here today,” Schell said. “As parents, we just want to know our kids are going to be OK. That they have a future and can take care of themselves. We have no doubt about that with Darien.”

Though he is an early graduate, Darien still has to complete his senior year classes at Oak Harbor. After high school, Darien said he plans to either pursue a welding degree at Terra State Community College or study information technology.

Following his commencement, Terry encouraged Darien to toss his cap in the air. The two then embraced for an emotional hug.

“I’m so proud of you,” Terry told his son.


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, School volunteer: Julie Overmyer

1. Please tell us a little about yourself and how long you have been involved with B-C-S?

  • I live in Elmore with my husband and 2 boys. Jason and I were married in Oak Harbor January 2004. I have a degree in photography & worked full time doing sports, school and family photography until I had my 1st child. Currently I am a stay a home mom. I enjoy babysitting and doing some photography on the side, as it gives me flexibility to be very involved with school and sports activities. My boys are both at the middle school. My family, coffee, and the buckeyes are some of my most favorite things. Judson is a 12 year old 7th grader and Jaxson is an 11 year old 5th grader. We have open enrolled them since they started school in 2010.

2. How are you involved with your children's education?

  • When the boys were younger I would volunteer every Friday in their classrooms & help with their respective teaching teams. I enjoy being involved & spending time being part of any thing I can to help at school.

3. What does #RocketPride mean to you?

  • Supporting & encouraging the students in all different aspects: academics, music, arts & athletics. I have some cheerleader inside me and love nothing more than watching the students support and "cheer" each other on. As a photographer I am always looking for the moment not everyone sees. I love the times when a teacher or coach clicks with one of the kids. I am very blessed to be able to capture many of these things!

4. Do you feel you have good communication with your children's teachers and how do you communicate with them? (Email, Phone, Text, Notes)

  • I am very proactive and believe you are only as open you make yourself. Typically I connect with them via email and/or the Remind App. I have always been very pleased with all our teachers and the communication. I feel we are so lucky to have so many amazing teachers at BCS.

5. If you won the lotto, what would you do?

  • First I would finish off the rest of the little things in our house and build a new barn for my husband. Then I would love to build a local indoor sports facility with year round access for the kids. Last but not least, I would take my family on a trip to 2 of our happy places~ Disney World & Ohio Stadium.

What's Going On At RC Waters Elementary?

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RC Waters Celebrates 100th Day of School!

Celebrated our 100th day of school with dress like you're 100 years old, 100-themed activities, snacks, and projects.

This week at RC Waters!

What's Going On At Oak Harbor Middle School?

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OHMS Book Fair! Thanks to our volunteers for a great week!

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This week at OHMS!

Congratulations 8th Grade Girls Basketball Team on a Great Season!

8th GBK SBC Championship Game:


Oak Harbor 40

Oak Harbor hits a 3 to tie it with 8 seconds left.

Margaretta 42

Margaretta hits a 3 foot jumper at the buzzer to win.

Great season Lady Rockets. Way to play!

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Follow Oak Harbor High School on Twitter to keep up with what's going on!


This week at OHHS!

Oak Harbor Science Olympiad team prepping for invitational at Southview! Go Rockets!

Don't Forget! OHHS Blood Drive is March 13, 2018!

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  • THURSDAY, Feb. 15th, is Senior Parent Night for our girls basketball program. Attention all BCS students in grades K-12...bring 2 canned goods and receive free admission to the games. Lady Rockets host Edison starting at 5:30pm.

  • Congratulations to our Rocket Swimmers! All 6 relays qualified through to District competition on Friday. 14 individual swims made it through as well!

  • V Girls Basketball: Final Oak Harbor 50 Port Clinton 32 Logan Harris led Oak Harbor with 13 points, Sophia Eli added 12. Lady Rockets play at Elmwood Tuesday night.

  • 8th GBK SBC Championship Game: Final Oak Harbor 40 Margaretta 42 Oak Harbor hits a 3 to tie it with 8 seconds left. Margaretta hits a 3 foot jumper at the buzzer to win. Great season Lady Rockets. Way to play.
  • V Boys Basketball Final Oak Harbor 62 Margaretta 50 Clay Schulte leads all scorers with 20 points while Tate Smith scores 12 and Aric McAtee adds 11. Great effort for a nice road win Rockets!

  • All Main Gym banners replaced with new PVC signs today. Also, SBC Lake and River Division school signs added. Thanks Oak Harbor Athletic Boosters and BCS Maintenance for your help.

  • V Girls Basketball Final Old Fort 36 Oak Harbor 53 Logan Harris led all scorers with 19 points on the night while Sophia Eli added 16.



WEEK OF 02/12/2018

Tuesday, February 13

4:30 PM H HS ~ Boys Basketball – Put-In-Bay - Home – Freshman only

5:30 PM H HS ~ Boys Basketball - New Riegel - Home - Varsity/JV only

6:00 PM A HS ~ Girls Basketball - Elmwood - Away

Thursday, February 15

HS ~ Class meetings with counselors for students in grades

3:15 PM K-12 Parent/Teacher Conferences

5:30 PM H HS ~ Girls Basketball - Edison

6:00 PM HS ~ Parent meeting for current 8th graders in HS Auditorium

7:00 PM HS ~ CCP meeting for students and parents - HS Auditorium

Friday, February 16

8:00 AM NO SCHOOL ~ K-12 Parent/Teacher Conferences

4:30 PM A HS ~ Boys Basketball - Port Clinton

Saturday, February 17

10:00 AM A HS ~ Varsity Wrestling - SBC @ Lakota HS

4:30 PM A HS ~ Boys Basketball - Bellevue

Sunday, February 18

9:30 AM HS ~ Mixed Choir @ Elliston UCC Church concert

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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.