Rocket Report

April 1, 2019

Welcome Back Students and Staff!

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Welcome Ms. Shelby Leigh - 2019 Miss Heart of Ohio Teen!

The B-C-S Board will be proud to welcome Ms. Shelby Leigh, 11th grader at Oak Harbor High School and 2019 Miss Heart of Ohio Teen, as a guest at their April 30th Board Meeting (6 PM at The Hub)!

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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, Food Service Director, Tracy Rusch!

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

  • I grew up in Point Place, Toledo then graduated from Woodmore High school and completed my Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from BGSU. I am the Oak Harbor Equestrian Team coach and serve as Secretary for the Ohio Interscholastic Horsemanship Association. Recently, I joined the Covered, Intl., organization as a volunteer and am excited to begin serving in any way they may need support. I started with B-C-S in December of 2016 and have served as the Food Service Director since that time. During my time at B-C-S so far I have enjoyed getting to know the staff and students and learning about all of the amazing opportunities that are available to B-C-S families.

2. What is most rewarding about your job as the Food Service Director for B-C-S?

  • Getting to work with the students on a few of their projects, and having them actively participate in helping with the lunch menu and meal planning has been the most fun. Working with parents and families and getting to know the people who make up our community and B-C-S family has been very touching. It is a daily reminder that we should be kind to all because we never know the struggles that individuals are facing on a daily basis. There have been parents, students, and staff who have reached out to me with kindness when I needed it, and it is really inspiring to know we live in a community where that kindness still exists. And there have been parents who have thanked me for the efforts that our department and staff put forth daily, so I appreciate that the community recognizes what the Food Service Department really does, and how much we care about our students!

3. How do you choose each schools breakfast and lunch menus for the month?

  • All menus must meet the USDA National School Lunch Program guidelines, which differ by grade level, so that is the most restrictive part of menu planning. We work within our budget to serve the items that are most popular among students and which fit into the nutritional guidelines we are mandated to follow. Basically, we monitor the number of each item sold over the months and continue to serve the items that students purchase, and we try to replace the items that are less popular. I ask for feedback from building staff who might be more likely to hear compliments or complaints from students after lunch periods, and I take those comments, parent feedback, and (of course) direct student feedback into consideration.

4. What message do you want the public, students, and facility to walk away with regarding B-C-S Food Service Department?

  • Our goal is to feed as many students as possible by serving meals that students enjoy, within the restrictions placed on us by USDA and ODE. Our staff takes pride in the work they do and the service they provide to our students. We understand that a hungry student isn't prepared for learning, and we are here to make sure that we set our students up for the best learning outcomes they can achieve. Sometimes, part of their learning during that day has to do with the responsibilities of remembering lunch money, remembering a note or message for lunch staff, thinking ahead, being prepared for the day... and we take the responsibility of helping our students learn these life skills seriously. However, we care deeply about our student's safety, security, and comfort, and will always do whatever is needed to make sure that our students do not go hungry.

5. What are some of your hobbies outside of school?

  • Outside of school I teach horseback riding lessons, with an emphasis in barrel racing and in hunters/hunt seat disciplines, and am active in competing in barrel racing. This year I was accepted into the Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover competition, which is a national competition that supports the mission of promoting OTTB (off-track-Thoroughbreds) as many horses who are retired from racetracks find themselves in less than desirable situations. My competition horse is named Tootsie. I also have a QH, a mini-mule, 2 Greyhounds, cats, barn cats, chickens, ducks, peacocks a pig - a whole farm of rescue animals! I enjoy being outside in nature, and love fishing and spending time out on the lake and river. Last year I participated in the mud-run and would like to get back to running and training for some of those kinds of events.

Cajon Keeton, treasurer of B-C-S, testified before the Finance Subcommittee on Primary and Secondary Education Last week!

B-C-S Treasurer Cajon Keeton testified in the Ohio House Of Reps on March 26th on a new Fair School Funding proposal which he was key in developing!

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OHHS Student Council Presents The 2nd Annual Easter Egg-stravaganza!

OHHS Student Council Presents The 2nd Annual Easter Egg-stravaganza!

This event will be on Wednesday, April 10th from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM at OHHS. The Cost is FREE (Donations accepted) *All little bunnies and peeps must be accompanied by an adult*

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FREE Teen Summer Job Fair

The Oak Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce and the Ottawa County Ohio Means Jobs are hosting a FREE Teen Summer Job Fair on Monday, April 15, 2019. It will be held at Oak Harbor High School and will run from 11:00am-1: 30 pm. The Job Fair is for teens seeking summer employment, internships and/or volunteer opportunities. There is no cost to employers/organizations to participate, but everyone must register. If your company would like to reserve a table, please call 419-898-0479 or email
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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:

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.

Ottawa County Family Fun Fair is scheduled for Saturday, April 13th!

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District Calendar for the Benton-Carroll-Salem School District for the 2019-2020 School Year!

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What's Going On At RC Waters Elementary?

Follow RC Waters Elementary on Twitter to keep up with what's going on!


RC Waters Elementary Kindergarten Registration and Screening

If you were unable to attend the Kindergarten Screening Parent Information Night on March 7, please call 419-898-6219 to schedule an appointment for your child.

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.

R.C. Waters highlights top Class Dojo winners for February!

R.C. Waters Elementary participates in a school wide initiative. It is called Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS). PBIS is a process for creating safer and more effective schools by allowing a safe and productive learning environment where teachers can teach and all students can learn. R.C. Waters has adopted a unified set of expectations for behavior in our school. The unified classroom expectations, found in every classroom and non-classroom settings in the school, are as follows: Be Respectful, Be Responsible, and Be Ready.

Student behavior is documented using a tool called ClassDojo. ClassDojo is a free behavior tracking system that reinforces positive behaviors and quickly engages students in becoming accountable for their own choices. One of the main benefits is the easy opportunity to communicate with parents. On a scheduled rotation, students are able to “shop” from the Dojo reward cart using the points they have earned for meeting the behavior expectations.

R.C. Waters would like to highlight the top Class Dojo winners for the month of February.

Kindergarten: (left to right) Cooper Perry, Bowen Baumgartner, Allison Winter, Beckett Blausey, and Braxtyn Hansen (not pictured: Avery Alcala and Kara Kingery)

First Grade: (left to right) Skylar Dinan, Ainzley Johnson, Hailey Stoops, Anndee Hopfinger, and Shelby German

Second Grade: (left to right) Eliza Warren, Noah Boggs, Gus Hartman, Cooper Thompson, Audrey Arnold, and Jocelyn Forsythe (not pictured: Bryce Herevia)

Third Grade (back, left to right) Haylin Adkinson, Peyton Wildhart, Coltin Arthur, and Mariah Dickens; (front, left to right) Lily Snyder, Aubrey Kerbel, and Izabella Bolen (not pictured: Ava Hutton)

This week at RC Waters

Thank You Oak Harbor Rotary!

Each year the Oak Harbor Rotary purchases dictionaries for all 3rd grade students. The Rotarians personally deliver the dictionaries and point out some of the cool features (like the longest word). Our students are excited to receive their own dictionary to keep!
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3rd Grade Students Complete March Service Project!

The Ottawa County “Can Do” Basketball games were March 20th at Oak Harbor High School. A Big Thank You to all that came out to support a very special event!

RC Waters 3rd grade students also completed their March service project by working with Ottawa County Board of developmental disabilities for this event. Students made signs for each team to run through for their "Can Do" basketball game. Mrs. Guerin and a few students attended the game to cheer on the teams and hold the signs!



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What's Going On At Oak Harbor Middle School?

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


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OHMS Rocks Crazy Socks for World Down Syndrome Day!

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March Students of the Month!

Great job ending the quarter strong!

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


This week at OHHS!

Mr.Thiel’s Marine Bio Class behind the scenes tour of the Toledo Zoo aquarium.

8th Grade Students Enjoy a Day of Career Exploration!

On Wednesday, March 13, 2019, the Oak Harbor 8th grade enjoyed a day of career exploration. They began with a campus tour of the University of Toledo where the students saw a glimpse of what college life would be like. They listened to a brief presentation by John Adams, an admissions officer for the university, who explained six ways they can prepare for success in college. The students then stopped for lunch at Jersey’s Restaurant in Perrysburg where they enjoyed a pizza buffet. The day wrapped up at Penta Career Center exploring many of the career programs they have to offer to high school students. The 8th-grade students received praise and compliments from all three facilities for their respect and positive behavior.



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  • Abby Below winner of the 400 at the Bucyrus Invitational
  • Elayna Krupp blows out a tire after winning the 100 at the Bucyrus Invitational
  • Emily Wolf comes up big in the Shot Put at the Bucyrus Invitational
  • Bucyrus 4x400 relay champions( Sievert, Below, Wagner, Haar)
  • Great job guys! 2019 Bucyrus Invitational Champions! 6 first place finishes on the day. Tyler May Long Jump, Brandon Elmes 300 Hurdles, Cole Roob Shot Put, 4x200(May, Barton, Riechman, Robinson), 4x100(Elmes, Riechman, May, Barton), & 4x400(Hartlage, May, Pfeiffer, Elmes)
  • Congratulations to the Varsity and JV Softball teams for defeating Lake tonight. The Varsity won at home 7-1. The Jv went on the road and won 29-0. Nice job ladies
  • The Rocket Varsity Baseball team drops a tough one to Eastwood tonight at Oak Harbor. They fought back and tied the game late but lost by the score of 7-5 in eight innings.
  • JV softball wins 18-2 in their opener!
  • Congratulations to both the girls and boys varsity track teams for defeating The Vermilion Sailors tonight in a dual meet at Oak Harbor. Girls Oak Harbor 103 Vermilion 31 Boys Oak Harbor 95 Vermilion 41 Great Job Rockets!!
  • Seneca East Invitational Pole Vault results. Addi Hasselbach 1st & Kaitlyn Paul 2nd
  • Seneca East Invitational 4x800 Relay 1st Place Logan Wagner, Anna Zeitzheim, Marna Winterfield, & Hope Sievert.
  • Seneca East Invitational 800 meter 1-2 Punch!!!! Eli Sherman 1st and Max Hallet-Szymanski
  • A fantastic start for both the boys & girls track programs. Both teams accumulated 20 firsts in winning the Seneca East Invitational.
  • Seneca East 4x400 Relay RECORD Tyler May, Branden Elmes, AJ Riechman, Nick Pfeiffer.
  • Seneca East Invitational 800 results. 1st Hope Sievert & 4th Logan Wagner.
  • Seneca East Long Jump RECORD Tyler May 21’ 4”
  • Seneca East Invitational Record Breaking performance in the 4x100– AJ Riechman, Branden Elmes, Tyler May, and Aiden Barton
  • Seneca East Invitational 4x200 Relay Champions Tyler May, AJ Riechman, Jon Robinson, Branden Elmes
  • Seneca East Invitational Long Jump results. 1st place Madison McKitrick(17’ 1” Meet Record) and 3rd place Danae Karshuk.
  • Seneca East Invitational 200 1-2 punch. Sophia Eli 1st and Hannah Shulte 2nd
  • Seneca East Invitational 300 hurdle champion Ripley St. Clair!!! Great job!!!
  • Seneca East Invitational inspirational story!!! Nick Pfeiffer, 16 weeks after ACL replacement, wins the 400 with an impressive performance. Welcome Back!!!



WEEK OF 04/01/2019

Monday, April 1

School Resumes

4:45 PM H HS ~ JV Baseball - Huron - Home

4:45 PM A HS ~ Varsity Baseball - Huron - Away

4:45 PM H HS ~ JV Softball - Whitmer - Home

4:45 PM A HS ~ Varsity Softball - Huron - Away

Tuesday, April 2

4:00 PM A HS ~ Boys Tennis - Huron - Away

4:30 PM H HS ~ Track - Margaretta - Home

4:45 PM H HS ~ JV Baseball - Woodmore - Home

4:45 PM A HS ~ Varsity Baseball - Woodmore - Away

4:45 PM A HS ~ JV Softball - Gibsonburg - Away

4:45 PM H HS ~ Varsity Softball - Gibsonburg - Home

Wednesday, April 3

4:15 PM A HS ~ Boys Tennis - Bellevue - Away

4:15 PM H MS ~ Track - Margaretta/Bellevue - Home

4:45 PM H HS ~ JV Baseball - Port Clinton - Home

4:45 PM A HS ~ Varsity Baseball - Port Clinton - Away

4:45 PM H HS ~ JV Softball - Port Clinton - Home

4:45 PM A HS ~ Varsity Softball - Port Clinton - Away

Thursday, April 4

4:00 PM H HS ~ Boys Tennis - Calvert - Home

4:45 PM H HS ~ Varsity Baseball - Danbury - Home

4:45 PM H HS ~ Varsity Softball - Northwood - Home

Friday, April 5

4:00 PM A MS ~ Track - Woodmore Invite - Away

4:45 PM H HS ~ JV Softball - Bellevue - Home

Saturday, April 6

9:00 AM A HS ~ Track - Lakota Invite - Away

10:00 AM H HS ~ JV Softball - Springfield (DH) - Home

10:00 AM A HS ~ Varsity Softball - Whitmer (DH) - Away

10:00 AM H HS ~ Varsity Baseball - Fremont Ross - Home

10:30 AM HS ~ JV Baseball - Fremont Ross (DH)

Sunday, April 7

10:30 AM HS ~ Mixed Choir @ St. Johns Ev. Lutheran Church

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.

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About Us

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.

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