Ontario Local Schools

Ontario Middle School

Announcements:

Mon Oct 18 - Winter Sports Parents Mtg., 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Tue Oct 19 - E-Sports Club, 3:00 pm
                     JYC Club, OMS Library, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
                     OMS Choir Concert, 6:00 pm
Thu Oct 21 - Early Release
                     Senior Citizen Prom, OMS Commons, 5:00 - 7:30 pm
Fri Oct 22 - No School - Teacher In-service

Athletic Events Tickets: Remember to purchase tickets to OMS athletic events by using the online website.

Red Ribbon Week - Oct 25 - 29

Red Ribbon Week - Oct 25 - 29
Monday- Team up against drugs- wear favorite team.
Tuesday- Peace out to drugs- wear peace signs, tie dye.
Wednesday- Wear red for Red Ribbon Week- prize for the most red.
Thursday- Use your head not drugs- hat day.
Friday- Be a warrior against drugs- spirit wear. 

Lady Warriors' Volleyball Team Take Title


The 8th grade volleyball team became MOAC champions Saturday, October 16 when they defeated Highland in the championship game!

The volleyball team members are Morgan Pearson, Joie Simmering, Annie Weaver, Emma Fagan, Maddy Roseberry, Paradise Jeru, Journey Ross, Gracy Miller, Brinlee Kreger, and Sarah Wharton.

Great job ladies. You make us proud!
Students seen without masks are for photo purposes.

MOAC CC Champs!

The cross country teams ran their final meet of the season at the MOAC's this past weekend. Both teams came home with a first place trophy. Xavier Trent grabbed the runner up position to lead the boys. Xander Chitwood placed fourth overall. Also scoring were Ashton Drozda, Caden Meyers, and Emerson Jovani. Paxton So and Timo Winningham ran their personal best of the season. Rylan Baker, Nick Huml, and Griffin Samuels also finished the race strongly to help the team. 

Grace Them led the girl's team with a first place individual finish. Kenzie Goodlin placed eighth overall. Also scoring were Grace North, Sophia Ellis, and Eliana Fittane. Lily Secrist, Zanna Bolen, Maddie Saltzgiver, Phoebe Planter, Tatum Mottayaw, Brianca Clark, Alexia Sesco all ran well to help the Lady Warriors earn the victory. The team would like to thank Myah Lynch for all the support she gave this season by constantly timing them during practices and meets. 

Congrats to both teams for earning the title MOAC CHAMPS! 

Ancient Greek Masks

As a culminating project in the seventh grade accelerated literature class, students created ancient Greek theater masks to depict a favorite Greek god or character from the various myths that were studied throughout the unit. Each mask had one or two symbolic details added to help identify the character. Using their imagination and a few other simple materials, students constructed some wonderful masks which could easily be used in a Greek play or now as a Halloween mask. Great job readers! 

Lady Warriors Remain Undefeated

7th Grade Volleyball Falls to Highland

7th & 8th Grade Bands Showcase Varsity Halftime

October's Staff MVP

According to Mrs. Jen Zahn, September's MVP, the October MVP is someone she has had the benefit of knowing since they were both in high school.

"I can recall how competitive he was on the football field, and he has brought that drive forsuccess into his job as a school leader. Mr. Strickler is always working to improve teaching and learning for all staff members and students. He is forward thinking. His wheels are always
turning, thinking about how he can improve upon the overall well-being of the school. Whether it be a reconfiguration of the cafeteria flow for efficiency purposes or his positive daily interactions with people, his actions always have the best interest of students and staff in mind. A perfect day for him is being in the classroom and assisting the teachers. When he is not assisting in classrooms, he is building relationships with the students. He has an open-door policy. His office is an environment of respectful listening, and all are welcome. Mr. Strickler was a star athlete back in the day and over the years he has become our district’s biggest cheerleader."

Thank you Mrs. Zahn and great job Mr. Strickler!
*Photos with students without masks were for picture-taking purposes. 

OMS Artwork

Sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students are busy working with watercolor, yarn and colored pencils to create unique and meaningful work. The artwork adds color and pizazz to the Commons area. 

OMS Administrative Staff

Keith Strickler - Principal
John Boyd - Guidance Counselor
Jeanette Ohl - Secretary
Jennifer Zahn - Secretary/Aide
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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