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Daily Announcements

Monday, December 11th

History Club will meet Tuesday after school.

Speech Team will meet Tuesday after school until 4:00 p.m. in Ms. Davis' room.

"Annie" Tech Crew will meet after school tomorrow in Ms. Tieman's room until 3:30 p.m.  Pick up a Tech Crew flyer in the office if you are interested.  Tech crew helps with sound, lighting, costumes, makeup, backstage and set painting.

The OMS "Ugly Sweater Dance" will be from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. this Friday, December 15th.  Admission is $5 at the door.  Best dressed will win a prize!

Cooper baseball team tryout information is in the office.  Stop by and pick up a flyer.

Pizza and Pages will meet on December 14th in Room B2.  Sign up by December 12th on the Google Classroom Page!  Students interested in "Battle Of The Books" need to attend this December meeting or see Ms. Pifer before Winter Break.

Don't forget about our DOTS program

If you have no discipline referrals, no zeros, no unexcused tardies or absences and no suspensions for the month of December, you can watch a movie and buy snacks on December 19th!  Ask a teacher for more details and keep listening to announcements for updates!

 

Monday, December 4th

**History Club Members**

There will not be a meeting this week on Tuesday.  Do not stay after school.  We will meet again next week.

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Students Auditioning for Annie:  You must have your audition form and grade sheet completed and brought to auditions tomorrow after school in the cafeteria.  See Ms. Tieman with any questions.

 

The Cheer Team is selling Candy bars at lunch for $1 each.  Flavors are Caramel, Krunch, Almond and Dark Chocolate.

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Boone County Schools have a great team working tirelessly to make decisions on closing or delaying school, always keeping the safety of our students as the top priority. As early as 3:00 AM, if snow, freezing rain, sleet or other dangerous precipitation presents, Bob Barrix, Mike Poiry and Eric McArtor set out to inspect the road conditions. They drive designated routes, checking the roadways that are typically the most dangerous when snow covered. The team considers safe travel not only on streets but sidewalks, parking lots and driveways. Other conditions to consider include the outside temperature, wind chill factor and the amount of precipitation fallen or falling. Contact is made with the county public works department to check on road clearing progress and once enough information is gathered and shared with Dr. Poe, the team focuses on one question: Would you feel safe transporting students in a school bus in the current or predicted conditions?

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Tuesday, November 28th

Tech Crew will meet after school tomorrow in Ms. Tieman's room.  Pick up a Tech Crew flyer in the office in you are interested.

Monday, November 20th

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If  you are interested in auditioning for the cast of Annie Jr. please sign up in the office and pick up an audition packet.  Auditions will be Tuesday, December 5th after school in the cafeteria.  You must have your audition packet with you.  See Ms. Tieman with any questions.

Any girls interested in playing fastpitch softball with Boone County High School can attend conditioning Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Sweatpant Days!!  We have already raised enough money to provide 674 meals to our homeless neighbors!  Tomorrow is the last day to bring money and wear your sweats!  Great Job OMS!

 

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Longbranch Elementary is looking for student volunteers to help at their Santa Event on Thursday, December 7th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.  Email pta.ptsa@gmail.com if you are interested in helping out!

Tomorrow is the last day of school before Thanksgiving Break!

 

Tuesday, November 14th

6th, 7th and 8th grade girls basketball practice is cancelled for today.

There will be an NJHS meeting today after school in Ms. Leonard's room, A7.

You have one more day to join Ski Club!  Don't miss out on all the fun!

Speech Team meets today after school from 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. in Mrs. Davis' room, A9.

Energy Club meets this Thursday after school in Mrs. Davis' room, A9.  Bring glue and have a ride here to pick you up at 3:30 p.m.  Everyone is welcome!

This Friday, Monday and Tuesday, you can help the homeless!  Bring in $1 and you can buy a day pass to wear sweats.  There are 3.5 million homeless people in America and there are 2,392 in Kentucky alone!  Donations will go toward a Thanksgiving meal for someone.  Passes can be bought in the school cafeteria before school.

Monday, November 13th

There will be an NJHS meeting tomorrow after school in Ms. Leonard's room, A7.

The deadline to join Ski Club is Wednesday.  See Mr. Merten if you have any questions.  Information is still available in the office.

 

Tuesday, November 7th

The first Speech practice is today from 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. in Mrs. Davis' room A9.  Bring a snack if you like and have your ride here at 4:00 p.m.

 

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There will be Archery meetings today and tomorrow from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. in the library.

 

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If you have any leftover candy from Halloween, please consider donating it for Care Packages for our Service Women and Men.  Drop off locations are in the library and cafeteria stage.

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You and a friend should join ski club!  We will teach you how to ski or snowboard.  It's a lot of fun!  Pick up a packet in the office.

 

Wednesday, November 1st

The first Odyssey of the Mind meeting will be held on November 7th in Room A8.   Members are needed!  Please see Ms. Lovins or Ms. Leonard for sign up information.

The OMS magazine drive has been extended until Friday.  Please turn in orders now!

 

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Do you have old, worn out markers that just don't work anymore?  Don't throw them away!  Drop them off in the office for the Crayola ColorCycle program.  Your unwanted markers can be converted into a clean fue that can be used to power vehicles, heat homes, cook meals, and more!  What kinds of markers can be recycled?  Regular markers, Sharpies, Highlighters, and Dry Erase Markers.  Don't thrown them out, Colorcycle them!

Monday, October 30th

The Archery Teams are posted in the front hallway.  There will be two mandatory meetings on Tuesday, November 7th and Wednesday October 8th until 3:30 p.m.

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Ski Club is open to both skiers and snowboarders.  You do not have to be an experienced skier to join.  Space is limited so pick up your information packet from the office or Mr. Merten.

Any parents that are interested in volunteering for Career Day on December 7th, please contact Ms. Judd through email at carrie.judd@boone.kyschools.us

 

Thursday, October 26th

The OMS Annual Magazine Drive will run from October 18-30th

Tomorrow is the last day to turn in Archery forms.

Energy Club will meet today after school in Room A9 until 3:30 p.m.  All are welcome!

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Boo Grams will be for sale during lunch.  Candy bars are $1 and will be sold October 23rd through the 30th.  On Halloween all Boo Grams will be be delivered to homerooms.  Hurry and get your Boo Gram!

 

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Do you have old, worn out markers that just don't work anymore?  Don't throw them away!  Drop them off in the office for the Crayola ColorCycle program.  Your unwanted markers can be converted into a clean fue that can be used to power vehicles, heat homes, cook meals, and more!  What kinds of markers can be recycled?  Regular markers, Sharpies, Highlighters, and Dry Erase Markers.  Don't thrown them out, Colorcycle them!

 

Wednesday, October 18th

Any students planning on trying out for basketball please sign up on the sheet outside Mr. Finch's room, C4.

The NJHS Induction Ceremony is tomorrow night at 6:30 p.m.  Please pick up an invitation flyer in Ms. Leonard's room.  Congratulations to new and returning members.

Your child will be bringing information home about our OMS Fundraiser.  Please take a moment to look it over.  Help us make this the best Fundraiser yet and raise funds for an outdoor classroom and sound equipment.

Any parents that are interested in volunteering for Career Day on December 7th, please contact Ms. Judd through email at carrie.judd@boone.kyschools.us

 

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If you know a lot about History why not try out for the OMS National History Bee competition.  All you need to do is pick one of the following dates to stay after school to take a written test.

Thursday, October 19th, Friday, October 20th, Tuesday, October 24th OR Wednesday, October 25th.

You will need to stay after school until 3:30 p.m. to complete the test in Room C8 with Ms. Dicken.  If you have any questions, please stop by Room C8.

 

Tuesday, October 10th

History Club is being held today after school in Ms. Dicken's room, C8.

National Junior Honor Society is being held today after school in Ms. Leonard's room, A7.

Energy Club meets on Thursday after school until 3:30 p.m. in Ms. Davis' room A9.

Basketball tryout sign up sheets are outside Mr. Finch's room, C4.  Please sign up on the appropriate sheet.

Gifted and Talented Students please remember to turn in your field trip permission form to Mrs. Squires.

Are you interested in joining the Speech Team?  There will be an information meeting on Tuesday, October 17th after school in the library.  Please have your ride here to pick you up at 3:00 p.m.

The deadline to sign up for Thursday's Pizza and Pages is today.  You must sign up on the Google Form on the library Google Classroom page by today!

Thursday, October 5th

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TONIGHT!! OMS will be holding FAMILY NIGHT from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.  Come and shop at the Book Fair, watch our talented students perform, eat some yummy food from several Vendors ( Kona Ice, Lita's Tacos (homemade authentic tacos), Pretzelfuls (more than pretzels they have yummy sandwiches of all kinds) and purchase Spirit Wear!  Bring your family and friends, tell your neighbors, and help make it a fantastic night!

Wednesday, October 4th

Attention NJHS Members:  Here are two important dates to remember!  On Tuesday, October 10th there will be a brief meeeting from 2:30 - 3:00 p.m. after school.

On Thursday, October 19th we will be holding our NJHS Induction Ceremony here at OMS at 6:30 p.m.  Pick up the Invitation Flyer in Ms. Leonard's room, A7.

Tuesday, October 3rd

History Club will hold its first meeting on Tuesday, October 10th from 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. in Room C9 with Ms. Dicken.  There are several activities to participate in, including the National History Day Competition.  All are welcome to join!  See Ms. Dicken for details.

Monday, October 2nd

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On Thursday, October 5th OMS will be holding FAMILY NIGHT from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.  Come and shop at the Book Fair, watch our talented students perform, eat some yummy food from several Vendors ( Kona Ice, Lita's Tacos (homemade authentic tacos), Pretzelfuls (more than pretzels they have yummy sandwiches of all kinds), & Wicked Hickory (smoked meats/BBQ) and purchase Spirit Wear!  Bring your family and friends, tell your neighbors, and help make it a fantastic night!

 

Thursday, September 28th

The Scholastic Book Fair is 9/29-10/6!  Students can shop the fair during school hours, in addition there will be a "Family Night", October 5th from 5:30-7:30 p.m.  Cash and checks made out to OMS can be used during school hours, credit cards (not pre-paid cards) can also be used during the "Family Night".  You can also shop the Online Fair from 9/22-10/10, all online purchases will be shipped to the school for free.

Girls Open Gym Basketball is October 4th and 11th from 6:00 - 7:15 p.m.

Come and support the Volleyball Team as they play their last game against Conner TODAY.  The games will be at 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

The Energy Club meetsTODAY in Room A9 after school in A9.  All are welcome!

Odyssey of the Mind flyers are in the office.  A parent information meeting will be held at Erpenbeck Elementary on October 4th.

Wednesday, September 27th

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Every last Wednesday of the month will be OMS Day at Menchie's  Join us today at the  8544 US-42, Florence, KY location and mention you are with OMS!  A portion of the sales will be donated to our PTSA!

Tuesday, September 26th

We are holding a parent information meeting for Odyssey of the Mind: 

An Odyssey of the Mind “Awareness Informational Meeting” will be held on

Wednesday, October 4th  at 6:30 pm @ ERPENBECK ELEMENTARY , in the school library.       

Any questions, contact Stephanie Sutter at   Stephanie.sutter@kyfb.com   or visit Kentucky’s Odyssey of the Mind website: www.kyootm.com

Monday, September 25th

Ortho Cincy is providing FREE sports physicals this Saturday from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Please see the Athletics page on the OMS website for details.  Remember you must have a sports physical turned in to your coach to tryout for basketball and other sports activities at OMS.

 

***Basketball Tryout Schedule***

10/24 and 10/26

2:45 - 4:45 6th Grade Girls

4:45 - 6:45 7th Grade Girls

6:45 - 8:45 8th Grade Girls

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10/23 and 10/25

2:45 - 4:45 8th Grade Boys

4:45 - 6:45 7th Grade Boys

6:45 - 8:45 6th Grade Boys

You must have a KHSAA Physical on file with Mr. Finch to tryout. This is a sports physical which is not the physical form that has been turned in to the school to have on record with the Nurse.  If you have any questions, please speak with Mr. Finch.

The first ENERGY CLUB meeting of the school year will be thisThursday, September 28th in Ms. Davis' room A9.  For more information pick up a flyer from  your Science Teacher or stop by A9.

Girls Basketball open gym will be October 4th and 11th from 6:00 - 7:15 p.m.

 

Friday, September 22nd

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The OMS Annual Magazine Drive will run from October 18-30th.  More information will be coming home with your child in October.

 

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Students interested in Archery can pick up an application in the main office.  All applicants must have a current sports physical on file to participate.  See Ms. Stalnaker with all questions.  The first meeting, and applications are due, Friday, October 27th.  Archery practices will begin in early November.

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Scholastic Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair is 9/29-10/6!  Students can shop the fair during school hours, in addition there will be a "Family Night", October 5th from 5:30-7:30.  Cash and checks made out to OMS can be used during school hours, credit cards (not pre-paid cards) can also be used during the "Family Night".  You can also shop the Online Fair from 9/22-10/10, all online purchases will be shipped to the school for free.

Thursday, September 21st

Come and support the 6th Grade, JV and Varsity Volleyball teams tonight as they take on Gray MS.  Games are at 5:00, 6:00 and 7:00 p.m. at Gray MS.

 

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Students interested in Archery can pick up an application in the main office.  All applicants must have a current sports physical on file to participate.  See Ms. Stalnaker with all questions.

FRIENDLY REMINDER:  Parents/Guardians must have a valid background check on file in order to volunteer/participate in field trips and school activities.  Volunteer Background Check Forms are available in the front office and the cost is $10 payable by cash or check made out to OMS.  Background Checks must be renewed every two years.  If you are interested in volunteering at OMS, please contact our PTSA at pta.ptsa@gmail.com 

Wednesday, September 20th

Ryle girls cross country practice is cancelled today.

Cooper High School is looking for 7th and 8th grade students to join the Cooper Swim Team.  You must live in the Cooper district to participate.  Tryouts will be held on Tuesday, October 3rd.  Please sign up in the OMS front office if you are interested and the Cooper Swim Coach will contact you.

Boone County High School Swim and Dive Team information is in the office.

"ANNIE" will be our Spring Musical  at OMS this year!  Auditions will take place in December and performances will be held in late March.  Grade sheets will be required with your audition/crew packet.  More information about auditions will be announced later this fall.

The first ENERGY CLUB meeting of the school year will be next Thursday, September 28th in Ms. Davis' room A9.  For more information pick up a flyer from  your Science Teacher or stop by A9.

Tuesday, September 19th

There will be NO volleyball practice today.

If you are a gifted and talented student interested in attending the NKU Camp Innovation on Saturdays this fall, please stop by the office and pick up a registration packet.  It begins October 21st.  Some of the classes you can participate in are:

Video Game Design

Debate Club

Art Classes

Veterinary Residency

and many  more.

There are fees associated with some of the classes and registration is limited.

The first ENERGY CLUB meeting of the school year will be next Thursday, September 28th in Ms. Davis' room A9.  For more information pick up a flyer from  your Science Teacher or stop by A9.

Boone County High School Swim and Dive Team information is in the office.

Food Drive Results

YOU CRUSHED IT with over 4,000 cups!!  Way to go!

Congratulations to our grade level leaders ---

Sixth Grade –

  • Third Place, Ms. Hon with 258
  • Second Place, Ms. Hrycak with 350
  • First Place, Miss Dewar with 457

Seventh Grade –

  • Third Place, Ms. Turner with 210
  • Second Place, Mr. Franzoi with 381
  • First Place, in a surprise, “come from behind”, Ms. Collins with 558

Eighth Grade –

  • Third Place, Mr. Combs with 163
  • Second Place, Mrs. Magee with 227
  • First Place, with another “come from behind”, Mrs. Wilder with 239

Thanks to Ms. Leonard for rounding up NJHS students to help with collections!  HUGE thanks to Evelyn, Mia, Kendall, Luke, and Zachariah for collecting, counting, and hauling our donations every morning!  We could NOT have done it without you! 

 

***Basketball Tryout Schedule Change***

10/24 and 10/26

2:45 - 4:45 6th Grade Girls

4:45 - 6:45 7th Grade Girls

6:45 - 8:45 8th Grade Girls

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10/23 and 10/25

2:45 - 4:45 8th Grade Boys

4:45 - 6:45 7th Grade Boys

6:45 - 8:45 6th Grade Boys

You must have a KHSAA Physical on file with Mr. Finch to tryout. This is a sports physical which is not the physical form that has been turned in to the school to have on record with the Nurse.  If you have any questions, please speak with Mr. Finch.

Friday, September 15th

Boone County High School Swim and Dive Team Flyers are in the office.  You may join the team if you are in the Boone County High School district.  Come and pick up an information flyer.

The first OMS Dance will be tonight from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.  The cost is $5 at the door.  Concessions will be available for sale as well as spiritwear and glow items.  Come out and join the fun!

The list of new and returnings members for the National Junior Honor Society is posted outside the office.

7th and 8th grade Academic Team lists are posted outside the office.

Today is the last day of our Food Drive.  Winning teams and final count of items will be posted on Monday.  Thank  you to everyone who donated!

There are still a few yearbooks from the 16/17 school year available for sale.  The cost is $22.00 cash or check made payable to OMS.

Tuesday, September 12th

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SMILE!  Fall pictures will be taken tomorrow morning.  All students will have their picture taken.  If you would like to order pictures bring a picture form and payment with you, or order your pictures online.

"Go Pantry" news!!  Congratulations!!  So far we have collected 795 cups of fruit and applesauce for "GO PANTRY"!  Keep them coming in!!  So far Ms. Dewar (6th), Ms. Turner(7th), and Ms. Baker(8th) are in first place! 

Monday, September 11th

It's Food Drive Time!  OMS will be supporting "Go Pantry" this week!  Bring in fruit cups or applesauce cups beginning today.  The homeroom at each grade level that brings the most will earn a shorts/sweats day and a special treat! Your contribution may help another student in our district!

There are ten extra yearbooks from last year available for sale.  The cost is $22.00 cash or check made payable to OMS.

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OMS will be holding it's first school dance on Friday, September 15th, from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.  Cost is $5 at the door and school dress code rules apply.  Any parent/guardian interested in chaperoning the dance must have a valid background check on file.  Applications for background checks are available in the office.  Hope to see you there!

Friday, September 8th

The following Clubs and Activities are available at Ockerman Middle School throughout the year.

 

Academic Team (6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade)

Archery

Band (6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade, Jazz Band)

Basketball (6th, 7th, 8th grade boys/6th, 7th, 8th grade girls)

Cheerleading (6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade, Competition)

Chorus

Energy Club

History Club/History Bee

Intramural Sports

National Junior Honor Society

Pizza & Pages

School Play

Ski Club

Speech & Drama

STEM Bike Club

Volleyball (6th grade, Jr. Varsity, Varsity)

Yearbook Club

 

Thursday, September 7th

National Junior Honor Society applications are due tomorrow Friday, September 8th. Please turn them in to Ms. Leonard or Ms. Saint Blancard.

It's Food Drive Time!  OMS will be supporting "Go Pantry" next week!  Bring in fruit cups or applesauce cups beginning on Monday.  The homeroom at each grade level that brings the most will earn a shorts/sweats day and a special treat! Your contribution may help another student in our district!

 

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OMS will be holding it's first school dance on Friday, September 15th, from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.  Cost is $5 at the door and school dress code rules apply.  Any parent/guardian interested in chaperoning the dance must have a valid background check on file.  Applications for background checks are available in the office.

Friday, September 1st

 

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SMILE!  Fall pictures will be held on Wednesday, September 13th.  Order forms have been sent home.

Reminder - There will be no school on Monday, September 4th!  Enjoy your Labor Day Weekend!

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OMS will be holding it's first school dance on Friday, September 15th, from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.  Cost is $5 at the door and school dress code rules apply.  Any parent/guardian interested in chaperoning the dance must have a valid background check on file.  Applications for background checks are available in the office.

Any 6th, 7th or 8th grade student interested in trying out for the Academic Team should see Ms. Courtney in Room B15.

Thursday, August 31st

There will be a home volleyball game tonight against Summit View.  Games start at 5, 6 and 7 p.m.  Come on out and support OMS!

If you are new to OMS and interested in trying out for Cheerleading, please stop by the office to pick up an information packet.  This is for girls/boys that have not already tried out for this year's team.  If you tried out in the spring you are not eligible to try out again.

Monday, August 28th

If you are interested in applying for National Junior Honor Society this  year, and you are in 7th or 8th grade, please stop by Ms. Leonard's room (A7) to pick up an application.

Dress Code Reminder

Jeans shall have no rips or tears.  No shorts or sweatpants, no yoga pants, no leggings or jeggings are permitted, unless worn under a skirt/dress.  Copies of the OMS dress code are available in the office or online.  If you have any questions about the OMS dress code, please contact us.

Girls and boys interested in joining Ryle Cross Crounty should pick up a flyer in the office. If you have any questions, see Ms. Grant (D4).

Friday, August 25th

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SMILE!  Fall pictures will be held on Wednesday, September 13th.  Order forms will be coming home soon!

Wednesday August 23rd

Students interested in taking Chorus during BOLD class should pick up a flyer in the office.

Boone County Tennis flyers are available in the office.

Ockerman Middle School will be holding our annual Parent Curriculum Night this Thursday evening, August 24th, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.  Ms. Payne, our Principal, will speak with parents in the cafeteria from 5:00 - 5:50 p.m.  At. 6:00 p.m., parents will be asked to follow their child's schedule beginning with first period. Please have a copy of your child's schedule with you.  You will be in each class for approximately fifteen minutes.