- Every Wednesday high school students come to the middle school during Warrior Time. OMS students interested in have a high school mentor to provide support, encouragement, and to help with studies, sign up with Mr. Boyd.
- A discussion group will start up during the week of Jan. 22nd. It will meet during Warrior Time on Tuesdays & Thursdays. The six-week session will revolve around the discussion topic of drama, conflict, dealing with people you don't get along with, and life skills for coping. Sign up in Mr. Boyd's office.
- The City of Ontario Recreation Dept. is offering a CPR/First Aid Babysitting Training Course on Feb. 17th from 9:00-4:30. The course will provide knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly care for children and infants. Basic child care and basic first aid will also be covered. CPR certification is included. Cost is $100. Register by Feb. 1st by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
- Grade cards will be distributed on Monday, Jan. 22.
Seventh Grader Chosen Local Essay Winner
Sunday, January 7th, seventh grader Colin Kmetz was honored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars district Commander and Auxiliary President. Colin's essay for the Patriot's Pen Contest was a local place winner. The essay's theme was "America's Gift to My Generation," and Colin focused his attention on the Constitution's individual rights. Congratulations Colin!
Judson Pens Winning Essay
Out of hundreds of entries, Ontario Middle School student Genevieve Judson was recently named the sixth-grade winner of the state-wide 2018 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest. She wrote an essay responding to the question “What change have you made or will you make in yourself to make the world a better place?” In her essay, Genevieve described her philosophies of sharing positivity by complimenting others, offering an open invitation to your lunch table, and recycling to take care of our precious planet. She went on to describe how her mother will forever inspire her with the can-do attitude she instilled in her children. Because of the lessons her mother taught her and the role model she was to her family, Genevieve will never let someone else tell her what she can or cannot achieve in life.
Genevieve Judson is known by her teachers and peers as someone who is quick to share a smile and extend a helping hand to others. She is certainly living out the challenge of one of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s most famous mantras: Be the change you wish to see in the world. Congratulations to Genevieve. She will represent our school well when she heads to Columbus on February 2 to share her essay at a special award ceremony and reception sponsored by the Ohio Civil Rights Commission.
Boys Basketball Updates:
The eighth grade boys basketball team got a much needed win on Monday when they defeated Clear Fork by the score of 47-32.
The Warriors got off to a fast start on the offensive end of the floor and led the Colts 32-16 at half. Ontario's offense cooled off in the third quarter but their defense heated up holding the Colts to 4 third quarter points and extending their lead to 19 points heading to the fourth quarter. The Warriors were able to close out the game with all 13 players in uniform seeing the floor.
Amil Upchurch led all scorers with 22 points and Darian Delbrugge chipped in with 5 points. Brock Hill, Chance Mullins, Jansen Hildreth, and Antonio Houston each had 4 points. Josh Young sparked the team defensively and chipped in with 2 points along with Kyle Walters who also had 2 points.
Ontario returns to action on Wednesday when they take on Galion in their final home game of the season.
The 7th grade boys basketball team put on a show last night at home against the Clear Fork Colts. After getting off to a great start, the Warriors took a 15 to 6 lead after the first quarter, by scoring the most points in a quarter all season. Clear Fork chipped away at the lead and took the lead late in the 4th quarter. Gage Weaver hit a big shot to tie the game back up with under a minute left to go in the game. Clear Fork kicked out an offensive rebound and hit a go ahead shot to retake the lead with just seconds left. After a timeout, Jayden Leach was fouled and hit a couple huge free throws like he had done earlier this season against Marion Pleasant. He tied the game sending it to overtime. Logan Rhodebeck scored in the short overtime period and gathered the last rebound of the game securing the victory as the buzzer sounded. The team would like to invite everyone out to their final home game of the season tomorrow evening against Galion.
Girls Basketball Updates:
The 7th grade Lady Warriors beat Clear Fork last night 26-14. Leading the way for the Warriors was Jayla Hall with 8 points. Also scoring last night was Lauren Sexton with 5 points and 4 steals. Maddie Henderson scored 4 points and brought down 6 rebounds. Laprina Young and Kylie Snow also added 4 points a piece and Adrienne Kearns had 1 point.
The 8th grade Lady Warriors also beat the Colts last night, 28-19. Macy Mangan led the team with 13 points. Riley Vavra played a solid game with 8 points, 8 rebounds, and 7 steals. Savahna Havens added 3 points while Madi Male and Rylee Nigh each chipped in with 2. The Lady Warriors play tomorrow at Galion!
OMS Administrative Staff
Sue Weirich - Principal
John Boyd - Guidance Counselor
Jeanette Ohl - Secretary
Jennifer Zahn - Secretary/Aide
Librarian - Julia Miller
Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator - Amy Nagel
Phone - 419-529-5507
FAX - 419-747-6859
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