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Rhapsody in Blue Sings in Toledo for Mud Hens' Fans
Rhapsody in Blue show choir invaded the Toledo Mud Hens Fifth Third Field in Toledo, Ohio on Friday.  Spectators were treated to singing and dancing as they came up to the gates to enter the game.  Rhapsody in Blue performed songs that they have done this year along with songs that they are preparing for the upcoming Cabaret show. 

The highlight of the evening was when Rhapsody in Blue took to the field at Home Plate and performed the Star Spangled Banner to the hundreds in attendance.  The group received many compliments from the fans in attendance.  There was an OMEA(Ohio Music Educator Adjudicator) in attendance who gave the highest praise to the group.  Ontario Schools Music Department was represented proudly. 

On behalf of the Ontario Jazz Band and Rhapsody in Blue the Music Department would like to invite everyone to attend Cabaret 2015 on May 1st in the ORENA.  This is a performance by both groups performing individual selections as well as many selections performed by groups as a true Cabaret performance.  Tickets are on sale now in the High School office and are available at the door on May 1st.

We hope to see you all there.
ONTARIO SCHOOL TAXPAYERS ARE UNDER ATTACK BY THE STATE OF OHIO
The State’s own School Funding Formula calculates that Ontario Schools should receive 3 million additional dollars - But they refuse to give it to the school and your children!

Why is the State of Ohio doing this? They say that the Ontario School Taxpayer is rich because of our average property values, therefore we have the “capacity” to pay more property taxes. The State’s answer if our funding gets low - Go pass a levy!

Based on the current State budget (House Bill 64) that was unveiled by the House April 14, Ontario is the only school in Richland County that would receive less funding from the State. Below are the proposed State school funding changes for the 2015-2016 school year according to the current House proposed budget:

Ontario ($47,373) (reduction)

Clear Fork $418,707 (increases to all other schools)
Crestview $512,005
Lexington $697,538
Lucas $150,322
Madison $869,893
Mansfield $2,040,379
Plymouth $362, 782
Shelby $453,429

For every dollar of taxes that Ontario School taxpayers send to the State, the school gets only pennies back. We need to tell the State to STOP STEALING our tax dollars and giving them to other schools.

What can you do to help!! Please call or e-mail our elected officials in Columbus immediately to let them know your displeasure with the current State funding proposal and how it gives more to other schools at our expense. Please forward this document to all your friends and relatives asking them to do the same. Your voice does make a difference. Don’t know what to say or how to say it. Here is a sample message:

“I am deeply concerned with the current State of Ohio proposed budget HB 64 that dramatically shifts school funding to other districts and does not adequately fund my children’s school in Ontario. I believe I should receive what I pay for and it is apparent to me that my dollars are going to other districts elsewhere unfairly. I ask for your consideration and modification of the budget to allow more equitable funding to all school districts including ours. Thank you for your consideration.”

These are the people who represent you at the State and who we are urging you to contact immediately, preferably by e-mail:

Rep. Mark Romanchuk
77 S. High St.
11th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: 614-466-5802
Fax: 614-719-3973
Email:  repromanchuk@gmail.com

Sen. Larry Obhof
Senate Building
1Capitol Square, 2nd Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: 614-466-7505
Fax: 614-466-8261
e-mail: obhof@ohiosenate.gov

Gov. John Kasich
Riff Center, 30th Floor
77 5. High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215-6117
Phone: 614-466-3555
Fax:  614-466-9354
e-mail: www.governor.ohio.gov

Hearings are being held this week on this proposal, and it appears the Budget vote could be as early as next week. It is extremely urgent that you let them know that the proposed State budget is not acceptable and that you, as an Ontario School taxpayer, are tired of them stealing your tax dollars and giving them to other schools.

Thank you in advance for your assistance.
 
Signed,

Your children, your wallet, and the Ontario School Board and Administration!!
Warrior Football Golf Scramble

The annual Ontario Warriors Football Golf Scramble is Saturday, June 20th at Oak Tree Golf Course.  Please see below to download a flyer and/or a sponsor sheet.

Golf Scramble Flyer

Sponsors Flyer

 
Needed: Photographer

Ontario is seeking a multi-year contract proposal for its athletic/co-curricular/extra-curricular photos. Obligations can be downloaded below.  Please submit a proposal in writing by May 1st, 2015 to:

Chris Miller

467 Shelby Ontario Rd.

Ontario, OH 44906

 

Or by email

Miller.christopher@ontarioschools.org

Download list of obligations

 
Athletic Physicals for the 2015-16 Season
The Ontario Athletic Department will be hosting a school physical day, Wednesday, May 20th for athletes in grades 7 - 12 for the upcoming school year.  Middle School athletes are asked to attend at 4:30 p.m.  High School athletes will begin their physicals at 5:00.  Physicals stop at 6:30 p.m.

All athletes must have a physical form filled out prior to entering.  Cost will be $20.00.

Download a physical examination form.

 
Attention Parents:
Kindergarten registration will be April 13 thru April 17. Click below for more information.   Registration Information
  
 
 
Athletic Boosters Need Volunteers
Please consider making a donation to the Ontario Athletic Boosters.  See their website for more information. 
 
Administrative Staff
Superintendent - Lisa Carmichael
Director of Education - Kathy Stone
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
OHS Prom
Sat Apr 25 2015
Academic Awards Banquet
Wed Apr 29 2015
Cabaret
Fri May 1 2015
Tornado Drill
Fri May 1 2015
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