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FCCLA Members Earn Awards
The OMS FCCLA students competed at the Region 2 Competition on March 1st. Eight students earned gold medals in Entrepreneurship, Life Event Planning and Outstanding Chapter. One student earned silver in Focus on Children and 4 earned the Power of One Award. Two teams qualified for the FCCLA State Competition in April. Entrepreneurship created a business plan for a peanut butter pie company called CAN Inc. Teachers at OMS have sampled their peanut butter pie along with the event judges. Life Event Planning planned a wedding ceremony including dresses, tux rentals, rings, flowers, transportation all while working within a set budget.
You can view various photos from this event in the top right corner of this page.
Students in Mr. Tagg's 8th grade American history classes recently completed "Civics in Action: A Citizenship Handbook," in which they studied civic participation and the roles and systems of government. Students learned about their rights and responsibilities as Americans. A section was set aside for studying the history, laws, and etiquette related to the American flag.
Youth Art Month Exhibition
These two Ontario Middle School students were recently chosen to have their artwork accepted into the 2014 Ohio Art Education Association’s Youth Art Month Exhibition. The art exhibition is open to Ohio students in grades kindergarten through eighth grades, and chosen pieces will be on display at the State Teacher’s Retirement Systems (STRS) building in Columbus.
One hundred twenty-four pieces of artwork were selected for this juried show from the nine OAEA (Ohio Art Education Association) regions throughout the state of Ohio. OMS art instructor, Lana Garberich, submitted the boys’ pieces for this prestigious show. Congratulations to both boys.
These are the two art pieces that were submitted for the exhibition and will be on display.
In Mr. Cardwell's 7th grade science class, students recently used technology along with other sources to continue exploring the relationship between latitude and climate. After learning about the solar constant and the properties of light, students have a foundational understanding of why the equator is hot and the poles are cold, but they are finding that predicting the climate of a city isn't that simple.
By collecting weather data from internet sources and combining it with geographic data from Mrs. Davis's social studies atlases, students are discovering some anomalies. In their research, students found that palm trees grow in Vancouver, Canada and that Dunedin, New Zealand is cold in July but warm in January!
These discoveries are helping students see that there is more to a city’s climate than just how close it is to the equator. In the coming weeks students will begin to see the connections between wind, oceans, convection, Earth’s tilt and the Coriolis Effect and how all of that plays a role in something like a snow storm after a snow storm after a … Is it spring yet?!?
Open Enrollment Begins March 3rd
Ontario Schools will begin accepting open enrollment applications for the 2014-2015 school year
on March 3, 2014.
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Stingel Elementary School will start taking reservations for next year's preschool classes starting Monday, March 3. If you are interested in reserving a spot for the 2014-2015 school year, please call Stingel Elementary School at 419.529.4955.
Attention Parents of Future Kindergarten Students
Kindergarten registration at Stingel Elementary will begin April 14 through April 17 from 8:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M. for the 2014-2015 school year.
Parents are asked to bring the following documentation with them to the registration:
1. Your child's birth certificate -
Child must be 5 years old on or before August 1, 2014
2. Your child's immunization record
3. Your child's social security card or number
4. Custody papers if applicable
5. Proof of residence (current utility bill or lease agreement)
Please view and print the Registration flyer
Athletic Boosters Need Volunteers
Please consider making a donation to the Ontario Athletic Boosters. See their
for more information.
The Ontario Athletic Boosters could use your help. If you are available to work concessions or help with the Bingo fundraisers, please contact their organization.
Director of Operations - Curt McVicker
Treasurer - Randy Harvey
Phone - 419.747.4311
Director of Maintenance - Brad Swain
Phone - 419.529.6771
Director of Transportation - Pat Duffner
School Resource Officer -
Phone - 419.529.3969
District's Upcoming Events
Ohio Graduation Tests
Mon Mar 10 2014
Stingel Recycling Night
Thu Mar 20 2014
Third Grading Period Ends
Fri Mar 21 2014
Comp Day - No School
Mon Mar 31 2014
Spring Vacation - No School
Tue Apr 1 2014
to Sun Apr 6 2014
Stingel Recycling Night
Thu Apr 24 2014
Ohio Achievement Tests
Tue Apr 29 2014
Grades 3-8 OAA Reading Test
Tue May 6 2014
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