Onekama Consolidated Schools
Message from Superintendent Dan Mesyar
Onekama Consolidated Schools Staff Photo 2023-2024
ONEKAMA HOMECOMING ROYALTY
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New 2024 Bus Purchase
News from the Media Center...
We have been very busy bringing in new BOOoooks this fall in preparation for Halloween. Upper classman, check out the corner display featuring 3 new dystopian series, Zombiesaurs by Steve Zuckerman, new editions Frankenstein, and Dracula, Classics in graphic novels, and historical fiction war novels.
Elementary and middle grades have the spookies featured as well! Look for the Graveyard Book, Twisted, Skeleton Creek, Stinetinglers, Mr. Shivers, Five Nights at Freddy's, and more! Don't forget Ghost Hunting in Michigan!
Check it out!
Buddy Reading Program!
Former Exhange student returns to visit Onekama.
1995-1996 school year
Sebastian Petrusch was an exchange student at Onekama Consolidated Schools for the school year 1995-1996 at the age of 16. Sebastian is from Solingen, Germany. His recent visit back to Onekama Schools brought back emotional memories as he toured the district with his wife and children.
Sebastian returned to visit Onekama with his family
1995-1996 school year
Calling all Mystery Readers
- Who?- Parents, Older Siblings, Grand Parents, Relatives, and other Special People
- Why?- Students love having their family, friends, and relatives visit our classroom to share in on our focus on reading. Pick a short story to read aloud to one of our K-3 classes.
- What?- Our readers can bring a book from home or read a teacher chosen book from our class library.
Calling Community members
Under Armour gear for families available
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If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to our student services office at 231-889-5521
Food Service Update
October 9-13 was "National School Lunch Week" #NSLW23! We took this opportunity to promote the importance of how delicious and healthy our school meals are. This whole month we introduced new menu items for breakfast, LUNCH, and after school supper. We want to welcome all Portager students to take advantage of all of the great food offerings we create in our kitchen! We are always striving to do more from scratch and to introduce new ideas and recipes that most students have never experienced before. We are continuing to elevate the meal options here at the Portager Cafe to really set us apart from other districts by offering the freshest, healthiest, and best quality food for our students and staff. Another added bonus for our meals (breakfast,lunch, and supper) is that they are at no cost to you, parents!
The other thing I would like to highlight is that October is Farm to School Month! If you follow our facebook page you have seen all of the locally sourced ingredients we have brought in this month! Onekama School has always prioritized supporting local farmers and during the month of October we bring in as much local produce as we can. Some of the local food we have featured this month include: melons, peaches, plums, frozen blueberries, heirloom tomatoes, cauliflower, lettuce, and of course APPLES! October 12 was Michigan Apple Crunch Day, which is a day that thousands of Michigan schools participate in to celebrate how delicious and nutritious Michigan apples are! This is another way to get students excited about local farmers and how lucky we are to have MI apples available up to 11 months of the year. We have been able to incorporate local fruits and vegetables for breakfast, lunch and suppers, from heirloom tomatoes in a caprese salad to making fresh lemonade with MI frozen blueberries! It turned blue! The kids were really excited!
Lastly, we are closing in on Halloween and if you have seen any pictures of our decorated kitchen, you would understand that our Nutrition staff LOVES Halloween! We have another fun meal planned this year and I think everyone is excited to show off their costumes!
Classroom Experiences - Teaching and Learning our Top Priority!
Middle School - Academic Center for Excellence in Social Studies Class
5th grade Field Trip
The fifth grade took a field trip to the Platte River State Fish Hatchery and Weir as part of the salmon in the classroom experience that they will be doing this school year. Weirs and hatcheries play an important role in helping to keep Michigan's lakes, rivers and streams, one of the greatest freshwater fisheries in the world. Our school was invited to visit the weir during the annual fish, or egg, take operations to see firsthand how the DNR actively manages these world class waters. Students experienced the sights, sounds and smells of the amazing process in which thousands of fish swim up river into the weir.
Middle School and High School combined Chemistry Lab
2nd grade- "Kids Read Now Summer Reading Program"
CHANGES TO PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES
Parent teacher conferences dates
Please join me for coffee and conversation.
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Drama Club Update
Flag pole installation
Homecoming 2023- In the books!
Thank you for your support of our school system. We continue to strive to be the best in all areas.
Meet the team
Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent
Student Services Secretary
Student Services Secretary
Feel free to call us at 231-889-4251