Ontario Middle School 2012 - 2013. OMS. Ontario Middle School 2012 - 2013. Welcome back to the new school year. Our staff is ready and excited to work with your children this year. Some advice:. Ontario Middle School 2012 - 2013. To our Parents:
Welcome back to the new school year. Our staff is ready and excited to work with your children this year.
To our Parents:
We want you to think aboutthe following “A’s”.
If your Adolescent is Accountable, they will Achieve.
If your child has a great Attitude, it will show in their Academics, Attendance, and Activities.
We will be working on these “A’s” throughout this school year.
More advice to our parents:
Get involved with your children at OMS.
Visit the school.
Communicate with the teachers.
When the school, parents, and community are all involved, everyone benefits!!!
To our Students:
We want you to thinkabout the following “A’s”.
You are now reaching Adolescence.
You will need to be Accountable and that will help you Achieve in Academics, Attendance, and all your Activities.
More advice to our students:
You will be offered a more challenging curriculum. Go for it!!!
Make new friends.
Participate in activities at school.
Make good choices. Seek advise from your parents, teachers, counselor, and principal.
When we all work together and get involved, you will truly benefit!!!
Meet the staff and crew of our school…
Julie S. Brokaw
Diane Cunningham Guidance
Michele Fisher Secretary
Diana Wendling Secretary/Aide
School Resource Officer
Meredith Wendling Language Arts
Renee Davis Social Studies
Kimmie Sorenson Language Arts
Becky Arnold Choir
Cary Carcione PE
Lana Garberich Art
Jennifer Klaus FCCLA
Rod Miller Industrial Tech
Joice Riedel French
Carol Rinehart PE/Health
Susan Smerekanich Spanish
Mary Bennett Speech
Custodians – Making the building clean and safe
Lucille Boebel Eric Bascom
Donna Clark Belinda Crawford
Tonya FlaneganJenn Forsythe
Brenda Grassel Candy Hellinger
Cindy Kleilein Lori McClintock
Lori Miller Bobbie O’Day
Lori Santmyer Nancy Shafer
Sue Wentz Maggie Windbigler
The mission of Ontario Middle School is to encourage Outstanding citizenship and Motivated learning with Skills for life.
P R I D E
Punctuality – to school, class, and with work
Respect – for all people and property
Individuality – shared and appreciated
Discipline – of self
Enthusiasm – for life and learning
Ontario Middle School students are expected to demonstrate a high degree of self-discipline as stated in the Code of Conduct.
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Students are to be orderly and not running or pushing other students.
Students need to have a hall pass when in the hallway during class time.
Teachers and parents have the capability to have continuous information about a students’ educational progress.
No person shall, on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, or handicap, will be excluded from participation.
Dress Code Do’s and Don’ts
Clothes should be:
Clothes should not show:
Some other Don'ts
Wearing appropriate and clean clothing will help your child be ready to learn. They will be safe and it will not disrupt the educational process.
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Volleyball – Girls
Football – Boys
Cheerleading - Girls
Swimming – Boys and Girls
Basketball – Boys and Girls
Wrestling – Boys
Cheerleading – Girls
Track – Boys and Girls
A Day at
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Warning Bell at 7:45
Students are expected to be here on time.
Absences need to be reported.
Call the absentee number 419-755-2004 or OMS number 419-529-5507 to report your child off from school.
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Last Bell at 2:52
Each student will be assigned a locker. Locks with a combination lock may be used.
Students are responsible for keeping the locker in excellent condition.
Locks will be cut off if there is a concern or just cause to search the locker.
Students may come to the library during study halls and by arrangement of classroom teachers.
During the day, book bags must remain in the lockers.
Looking for some help?
Help is available with Mrs. Cunningham. She will work with individuals and groups.
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Students can pack or buy a school lunch. A daily lunch is $2.75.
Lunches are purchased though a PIN (Personal Identification Number) system.
Only two charges are allowed.
Food and drink remain in the cafeteria.
Other opportunities at OMS:
Year Book Staff
Transportation to and from
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Code of Conduct applies to all school transportation.
Students who utilize bus service are expected to respect the driver, all passengers, and the equipment.
More Bus Guidelines:
Wireless Communication Devices
Some More WCDsGuidelines:
Even More Guidelines:
Board policy 5517.01
Bullying and Other Forms of Aggressive Behavior:
Students are prohibited from using WCDs in a way to transmit and share material that is threatening, obscene, disruptive, or sexually explicit. Violations shall result in disciplinary action.
All visitors must report to the school office upon arrival.
Important Dates on the Calendar
August 20, 2012 – OMS Open House from 7:00 – 8:00
August 22 – First Day of Classes for students
September 3 – No School – Labor Day
October 12 – No School for Students
October 25 – Early Release Day – out at 1:52
November 1 and 8 – Parent/Teacher Conferences – 4 – 7:30
November 21 – Early Release Day – out at 1:52
November 22, 23, and 26 – Thanksgiving Break and comp day for conferences – No School for Students
December 21 – Early Release Day – out at 1:52
December 24 – January 4 – Christmas and New Year’s Vacation
January 17, 2013 – Early Release Day – out at 1:52
January 21 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – No School
February 7 and 14 – Parent/Teacher Conferences – 4 – 7:30
February 18 – Presidents’ Day – No School
March 21 – Early Release Day – out at 1:52
March 29 – April 5 – Spring Vacation – No School
May 2 – Early Release Day – out at 1:52
May 27 – Memorial Day – No School
May 30 – Last day for students
Again, Welcome to Ontario Middle School. We wish everyone a fantastic year of school. Your children will grow academically, emotionally, physically, and socially. Good luck to everyone!!!