What's New at Ontario Schools?
Special Services News
Ontario welcomes the following new staff to the Special Education Department:  Mrs. Kristy Smith, Intervention Specialist at Stingel, Ms. Tara Seibert, Intervention Specialist at the High School, Karling Ward, School Psychologist, Mrs. Terri Drushell, Speech and Language Pathologist, Ms. Linda Williams, Occupational Therapist, Mrs. Amy Jarvis Occupational Therapy Assistant and Dr. Christie McElfresh, Physical Therapist.

Intervention Specialists, Michele Hasten and Kristy Smith were able to spend a half day of Professional Development focusing on the importance of our sensory systems and how motor activities can be integrated in to the school environment to enhance attention, behavior, and learning. The professional development session was held in house and provided by Ms. Williams and Dr. McElfresh. Ontario is very excited to be able to provide collaboration between staff members in this fashion in order to support student growth.

Mrs. Huber's students at OMS had fun as they worked on drawing inferences by examining text messages!  Each student had a "back pocket" full of text exchanges on phones. They took turns reading them aloud and sharing inferences from the messages. They then recorded the inferences in their reader's notebook.

Ontario is proud to offer these innovative learning activities which provide students various opportunities to build collaboration and problem solving skills as well independence with academic growth!  
Name in Lights
Put “YOUR NAME IN LIGHTS” this season at all Ontario home basketball games. The Ontario Basketball Program is having its annual fund-raiser for the next two weeks. “YOUR NAME IN LIGHTS” fundraiser is an important part of the Ontario Basketball Program at all levels --- 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, Junior Varsity, and Varsity. Because of this annual fundraiser we have been able to provide our basketball program with items such as:
  • Quality Nike and Under Armour Uniforms at all levels
  • Reversible practice gear at all levels
  • 2 “Gun” Shooting machines that we use both in-season and off-season
  • Payment of entry fees into summer tournaments
  • The purchase of needed equipment for our basketball program
Attached is an information letter explaining the various levels of commitment along with the donation form that you would need to complete. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Joe Balogh at balogh.joe@ontarioschools.org. View Donation Form                           Business/Sponsor Letter
Ontario High School Students Selected to Create Ornaments to be Included in the 2014 Pathway of Peace in President Park
Washington, D.C. (November 10, 2014) The National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, announced today that art students from Ontario High School have been chosen to design and create ornaments to be included in the 2014 Pathway of Peace in President’s Park in Washington, D.C. Ontario students join local artists and youth from each U.S. state, territory, and the District of Columbia.

The Pathway of Peace is one of the highlights of the National Christmas Tree Lighting, a national event presented by the National Park Foundation and the National Park Service.

“It is an honor to be selected because it gave the art students an opportunity to research events and unique places that represent the great state of Ohio and to showcase their talents and creativity ,” said Julie Buker, Ontario High School art educator. “We are excited to be a part of the Pathway of Peace because we were among a few chosen to participate in this prestigious tradition .”

View some of the student ornaments in the top right box on this page.
Annual Alumni Basketball Game
All former Ontario basketball players are invited to participate in the Alumni Basketball Game on December 27th at Ontario Middle School. "Old Timers" (graduated before 2000) will play at 1:00 p.m., "Young Bucks" (graduated 2000 or after) will play at 2:00 p.m., and a Ladies game will take place at 3:00 p.m. All players need to arrive 30 minutes prior to game time. Please come show your support!

Cost is $20.00 with early registration — turned in by Dec. 5th $25.00 — after Dec. 5th with a $2.00 admission fee for spectators.

Any questions please contact: Amy Kurtz-Nagel at Nagel.amy@ontarioschools.org or 419-747-7477.

View the registration form.
Athletic Boosters Need Volunteers
Please consider making a donation to the Ontario Athletic Boosters.  See their website for more information.  View their Patrons' Page to see what you can do to support Ontario Athletics.
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.
Administrative Staff
Superintendent - Lisa Carmichael
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
Phone -  419.529.3814
School Resource Officer - Adam Gongwer
Phone - 419.529.3969
District's Upcoming Events
Thanksgiving Break
Wed Nov 26 2014
to Fri Nov 28 2014
Comp Day - No School
Mon Dec 1 2014
Athletic Booster Mtg.
Tue Dec 2 2014
PTO Meeting
Tue Dec 2 2014
Board of Education Mtg.
Tue Dec 9 2014
Early Release
Fri Dec 19 2014
Christmas Break - No School
Mon Dec 22 2014
to Fri Jan 2 2015
Monthly Calendar
School Year Calendars
Local Weather
Mobile Link
View our website on the mobile link: m.ontarioschools.org
*Please contact Maureen Johnson regarding the content for this page.
Warrior Spirit Wear
2014 Boys Basketball Spirit Wear Forms

Ontario Basketball gear is now available for you to order on-line. Attached is the brochure with ordering information. You can order on line by going to www.bsnsports.com. Click on the My Team Shop logo. Then click Login Now and Enter the Access Code (warrio3RY). Orders will be taken until Sunday, November 30th. All orders will be delivered before Christmas.

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