Ontario Local Schools

Ontario Middle School


    • There is also a MANDATORY swimmer-parent meeting on Thursday, September 28th at 6 pm. This will be held in the Commons. We will review team expectations, schedule/calendar and have suit fitting that night as well.

    Bands Combined for Halftime Tune

    The OMS Marching Band performed with the high school band during the halftime show, September 22.

    Warriors Compete in Upper Sandusky Invite

    The middle school cross country team took on the heat Thursday at their meet at the Upper Sandusky Invite. Ken Chang took a fifth place finish to lead the boys. Colin Walters, Nate Judson, Jsoh So, and Alex Rose scored for the Warriors. Miles Meisse and Dane Ervin also helped the team place 7th overall.

    The girls ran strong to place sixth overall. Ellie Maurere and Ally Potter came in 5th and 6th place respectively. Paige Danuloff, Amanda Phillips, and Paige Divelbiss scored for the team while Alexa Reuer, Courtney Smith Priya Das, Avy Knapp, and Laura Beckett also pushed through another challenging race.

    The Warriors will defend their home course on Saturday with the running of the Bill Brown at Marshall Park. First race starts at 9:00 a.m.

    7th Grade Art Classes Express Emotions with Art

    Students in Mrs. Garberich's 7th Grade Art classes participated in an integrated lesson using art to express emotion. Mr. Boyd, School Counselor, and Amy Nagel, Prevention Specialist/School Social Worker, collaborated with Mrs. Garberich to encourage students to use art to express emotions and identify healthy coping skills.

    College Credit Plus Meeting

    A meeting to discuss College Credit Plus (CCP) will be held Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium. Representatives from The Ohio State University, North Central State College, and The University of Findlay will be here to discuss the program. All interested parents and students who will be in grades 7 through 12 in the 2018-2019 school year should attend.

    Volleyball Update

    The seventh grade had back-to-back victories over Marion Pleasant and Shelby this past week. Reagan Ivy and Lizzie Nagel led with a combined 21 kills. Good luck ladies in your battle with North Union and Buckeye Valley this weekend.

    Old-fashioned Book Work?

    While sixth graders were anxiously waiting to use their new Chromebooks which have virtual dictionaries, practice with "old-school" dictionaries is still important!

    Academic Challenge Announces Team Members

    Congratulations to the 2017-2018 Academic Challenge Team! This year's members are Brooklyn Wharton, Ethan Browning, Jaslyn Ly, Audrey Saltzgiver, Shelby Zimmerman, Priya Das, Samantha Fraley, Laura Beckett, mcKenna Gorbett, Shelby Keever, Alex Bayes, Duncan McLean, Omar Abdelaziz, Alaina Schnees, Isabel Baker, and Brody Phillips.

    Mrs. Ritchey would like to thank everyone who tried out. It was a tough competition and all should be proud.

    6th Graders Learn about Growth Mindset

    Students in Miss Vannest’s sixth grade Family and Consumer Science classes learned about Growth Mindset this week. Miss Vannest and Mrs. Nagel introduced the Growth Mindset skills of working hard, facing challenges, and not giving up.   Through group activities, short video clips, and discussion, students learned valuable Growth Mindset skills that will help them be successful at school and in the future.

    Ontario Online Academy

    Coming This Fall
    Ontario Online Academy is a new educational program designed to open new opportunities to students in the Ontario Local School District that allows students to complete their education through a fully sponsored virtual school program. Ontario Online Academy is enrolling students beginning August 8, 2017 for the start of the 2017-2018 school year.

    Enrolled students will be provided the opportunity to achieve their academic goals through the support of all education in a virtual learning environment. As students complete their education through this program, they will receive a diploma from Ontario Local Schools. Ontario Online Academy will be offering the best in education virtual learning to students through an interactive and inviting curriculum, and a second-to-none student support system designed to allow your child to be successful.

    Why Ontario Online Academy?

    • Allows students to receive an Ontario High School Diploma
    • Open to grades 6-12
    • Access to over 300 courses, including Foreign Languages, Career and Technical Education, Electives, Advanced Placement courses, and many others to allow for choice and flexibility for students
    • All classes taught by certified teachers in a virtual environment, allowing students to complete coursework 24/7
    • Students in Ontario Online Academy can participate in band, choir, FCCLA, sports, and other school activities, even when taking all courses virtually at home
    • All resources of the district are provided to students in the same way those resources are provided to high school and middle school students
    • A personalized learning and success plan created for each student
    • On-site support and tutoring for students when needed
    • Chromebook provided to each student
    More +

    Principles of Food Class

    The 6th and 7th Period Principles of Foods classes have began their cooking labs for the year. The students started with a Smoothie lab and upgraded to a cookie lab this week. The recipe is called Gobbledy Gooks and challenges the understanding the students have of measurements. The recipe calls for ingredients like: 1 smidge of butter and 1 glob of peanut butter. Though the cookies are always delicious, the students quickly learn how important accurate measurements are.

    FCCLA Officer Training

    Three Ontario Middle School FCCLA members: Lauren, Anna, and Elisha, learned a lot at the 2017 Chapter Officer Training. At the meeting, they learned that proper introductions are the most important part of a first impression. Another example of what they learned is how to say the FCCLA opening and closing ceremonies. They learned about Parliamentary Procedure and how it is structured. The members attending wanted to get to know each other a little more, so they did a people bingo and a leadership compass self assessment. From the results, Elisha was east and Anna and Lauren were south, which means they possess different leadership styles. They hope to use this information to plan for Ontario FCCLA throughout the year and help others find their leadership styles. 

    Ontario Warriors

    OMS Administrative Staff

    Sue Weirich - Principal
    John Boyd - Guidance Counselor
    Jeanette Ohl - Secretary
    Jennifer Zahn - Secretary/Aide
    Librarian - Julia Miller
    School Resource Officer - Adam Gongwer
    Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator - Amy Nagel
    Phone - 419-529-5507
    FAX - 419-747-6859

    Upcoming Events


    Volleyball @ River Valley

    Mon Sep 25 2017

    Football @ Buckeye Valley

    Tue Sep 26 2017

    BLT Mtg.

    Wed Sep 27 2017

    Volleyball @ Grant

    Wed Sep 27 2017

    FCCLA sponsored Dance

    Fri Oct 13 2017

    Choir Concert

    Mon Oct 16 2017

    CPR/PAV Class

    Wed Oct 25 2017

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