Ontario Local Schools

Ontario Middle School


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Mon Nov 29 - Boys Basketball @ Clear Fork, 5:00 pm
                      Girls Basketball HOME w/ Clear Fork, 5:00 pm
Wed Nov 30 - Boys Basketball @ River Valley, 5:00 pm
                       Girls Basketball HOME w/ River Valley, 5:00 pm
Thu Dec 1 -   Early Release
                      Swim Meet @ Kenton
Sat Dec 3 - Wrestling Meet @ Crestview Invite, 9:30 am
Mon Dec 5 - Boys Basketball Home w/ Galion, 5:00 pm
                    Girls Basketball @ Galion, 5:00 pm

Upcoming Important Dates:
Dec 6 Choir Concert, 6:00 pm
Dec 6 - 14 OMS Book Fair begins 
Dec 16 Early Release
Dec 16 Second Quarter Ends
Dec 19 – 30 Christmas, New Years Break (No School)

STEM Class Boat Regatta

Students in STEM classes worked their way through a "design-to-build" process during the first 12-weeks of class in an effort to design and build a boat. The culmination of the process is a floating boat made of cardboard which will be tested in the pool as a part of a regatta competition. Well done STEM students!
Mr. Basham's annual boat regatta "best in class" participants are pictured above.
OMS students, families and staff members participated in a fund-raising campaign last week which brought in over 6 thousand dollars for the United Way of Richland County. Their contributions will pay-it-forward to those in need. For their tremendous efforts, students will receive a virtual day, Tuesday, November 21. Great job OMS families!

6th Grade Peer Conferencing

Sixth grade ELA students have been studying the writing process.  An important part of this process is getting feedback from others.  Using the structure "compliment, suggest, and correct," classmates met and practiced writing conferences. Afterward, many agreed that discussing their writing with others is a great way to improve one's work!  

Brad Hurtig encourages students to FIND A WAY

Guest speaker, Brad Hurtig, presented students with his motto "FIND A WAY."  These three simple words have worked for him as he has faced many challenges being an individual who uses prosthetic hands following a tragic accident while still in high school. Facing adversity can be difficult, but Mr. Hurtig reminded students that they can "FIND A WAY" if they are willing to work at it. 

To make a point, volunteers took the stage with Mr. Hurtig to demonstrate what it means to literally "FIND A WAY" when faced with a challenge. As noted in the video (above), students managed to be successful in getting a drink of water. Thank you, Mr. Hurtig for providing your meaningful life lessons.

Students Practice Stage Movements

The classroom became a stage as seventh grade literature students practiced moving about the floor with simple stage direction commands. Students became familiar with each of the 9 abbreviations used to represent stage directions in a script. This also gave students a better understanding of the movements described in their text for A Christmas Carol: Scrooge & Marley by Israel Horovitz. Unfortunately, students will not have to memorize any lines or act out any parts, but they are learning much of the terminology associated with a play's script, and along with that, a better appreciation of the story's content which was adapted from the Charles Dickens novella, A Christmas Carol.

OMS Administrative Staff

Chris Miller - Principal
John Boyd - Guidance Counselor
Jeanette Ohl - Secretary
Kim Bell  - Secretary
Jesica Ellis - Librarian
Athletic Director - Jeff Fisher
Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator - Cathleen Johnson
Resource Officer - Scott Dawson
Phone - 419-529-5507
FAX - 419-747-6859

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