Ontario Local Schools

Ontario Middle School


  •  The Mansfield/Richland County Public Library will reopen all nine locations beginning Monday, June 22, with restrictions based on the continued guidance of Richland Public Health, Ohio Department of Health, and the CDC.
  • OMS Summer Volleyball League - Jul 6 thru Jul 23 - Weekly on Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - OMS Gym 
  • 2020 Students & Parents: Be sure to view the 2020-2021 OMS Student Handbook (recently updated)
  • Newly Updated Band website - be sure to view the new OMS bands website

Attention Cross Country Athletes

Attention Cross Country Athletes
Unfortunately we are not going to be able to begin cross country practice. The district has decided to continue in Phase 2 of Covid standards which means middle school can not begin conditioning at this time.  Stay tuned for further updates.

Writings Come to Life for Two OMS Creative Writers

The Renaissance Education Department will host its ninth annual MindSprouts Creative Writing Showcase on Saturday, June 20th at 7 pm, and two Ontario Middle School sixth graders will be among those whose writing will be brought to life on stage, readers’ theatre style. The MindSprouts program is open to any student in kindergarten through 12th grade, and Mrs. Murray encouraged her students to submit a short story, play, or poem that corresponded to the 2020 theme: “Magical Mysteries!” Amber Parker wrote a short story titled “The Magical Wand,” in which two middle schoolers find a magic wand in a tree and soon they are interacting with talking animals. Aileena Young composed a short story titled “Believe.” In it, a little girl named Marbella wants to know if the tooth fairy is real. This year’s showcase event will be held virtually.  Catch it live on the Renaissance’s FaceBook page or YouTube channel on Saturday, June 20th at 7pm. In addition, the Renaissance Education Staff will be presenting Amber and Aileena with congratulatory certificates for their accomplishments. Congratulations to Aileena and Amber!

Eighth Grade Summer Reading

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Attention upcoming eighth grade summer readers; the first book you will be reading with Mrs. Sorensen is A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park. In preparation for this unit, students could choose to read anything that describes what life is like in South Sudan. Students could research and learn about programs and organizations that help to address this problem. For example, there are nonfiction articles available such as Teen Talks: Water for Sudan by Vincenzo Bianco or the online text of The Lost Boys of Sudan  by the International Rescue Committee. Considering all that is currently happening, learning about another culture, especially that of the South Sudanese, would/will be helpful to understanding a little more in regard to diversity.  

2020 School Supplies

school kits
Time to order school supplies for next fall. Families can click on the link to order supplies through the Shopkits website: https://www.shopttkits.com/ . The OMS account number is 43403.
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If you have questions or need help - contact our OMS office at 419-529-5507.

Local Libraries Offer New Service

Ontario Branch Library
Due to COVID-19, the Mansfield Public Library and all of its branches (including Ontario) are closed to the public but as of May 26, they have implemented a curbside delivery service. The Mansfield Libary and its 9 branches will be accepting phone calls for this curbside service Monday – Friday from 10AM-4PM and Saturday from 10AM-2PM .
To take advantage of this service, please place your requested items on hold through the online catalog or call your local library to request items. Once you have received a notification that your items are available for pick-up, come to your selected location for curbside pick-up. There will be marked signs with further instructions at each location. 


OMS Administrative Staff

Keith StricklerPrincipal
John Boyd - Guidance Counselor
Jeanette Ohl - Secretary
Jennifer Zahn - Secretary/Aide
Librarian - Julia Miller
Athletic Director - Charles Ridenour
Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator - Amy Nagel
Phone - 419-529-5507
FAX - 419-747-6859

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