Ontario Local Schools

Principal's Message

Greetings:

The staff at Ontario Middle School welcomes you the 2018-2019 school year. We are committed to doing all we can to make this school year a successful experience for every student. We offer a challenging curriculum. Each grade level consists of honors courses in math, literature, and science. Qualifying eighth graders can earn high school credit in algebra, physical science, and Spanish. People say that change is good, and that is true. But change can also be scary. In middle school there are new routines, changing classes, lockers, more teachers, and social events.

Kids drastically change academically, emotionally, physically, and socially between the 6th and 8th grade years. Research indicates that a parent's involvement in a child's education is directly related to his/her success. To maximize your child's success, emphasize the importance of education through the following:
      - Ensure that your child is at school on time each day.
      - Attend parent/teacher conferences and school events.
      - Monitor your child's homework.  ProgressBook (online gradebook) is a great tool.
      - Expect and support positive behavior.
      - Help your child stay organized.
      - Teach proper etiquette with electronic devices and monitor usage.
      - Communication is key! Please take the time to peruse the OMS Handbook which is online. Included in the handbook is a lot of useful information and school policies.

On behalf of the Ontario Middle School staff we wish each and every student a successful year.  

Sue Weirich
Principal

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