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Performing Arts & Spanish Collaboration Spanish Dance

Performing Arts & Spanish classes collaborated to learn the cha-cha-cha Latin dance and dance terms in the Spanish language.

 

Spanish Dance

 

Spanish Dance

3D Printing Club 3D Printing

The district-wide 3D printing club will start again this winter/spring! Students need to complete the brief application, and students will be notified of acceptance/meeting dates after winter break. Meetings will be once per week shortly thereafter.

Click here for the application

Teacher of the Month Pifer

Congratulations to Mrs. Pifer she is October's Teacher of the Month! If you see her in the halls or in the Library tell her congratulations!

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Archery Archery

Attention students there are two Archery meetings for students this week, they are on Tuesday and Wednesday until 3:30pm in the cafeteria.

Candy Collection! Candy

Have extra Halloween candy that you want out of your house?!  OMS is collecting candy now through Nov. 9th.  The candy collected will be taken to Marlette Family Dentistry who sends it in care packages to our service women and men as part of the Halloween Candy Buy Back program.  Students can drop off candy in the bins located in the library or on the cafeteria stage. Visit the link below for more information!

https://www.powtoon.com/c/bLolCZWVRVA/1/m

 

Newsletter Newsletter

Click here for The Hawk's Nest monthly newsletter!

 

Community Time Halloween Carnival

Mrs. Stutler's 8th grade class went on a field trip to Cincinnati Children's Outpaitent center as a community project. The students picked a way to better their community, through student led discussions the students organzied carnival games and treats to hand out the the patients. The students did a great job and made OMS very proud!

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Odyssey of the Mind Odyssey of the Mind

Practices will be held at Ockerman immediately afterschool on Tuesdays starting November 7, 2017 in room A-8. 

 

If anyone is still interested in joining the deadline to join in November 4th.

 

Ski Club Ski Club

Do you enjoy skiing? Would you like to learn how to ski? If so, join the OMS Ski Club today!

To find out more information Click Here, also check out some awesome pictures below!

 

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Energy Team Energy Team

Congrats to the OMS Energy Team and their award winning energy bike! Here they are with the bike at the Governor's Conference on Energy in Lexington.

 

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Report Cards Report Cards

Report cards were sent home October 19th

NJHS Induction Ceremony NJHS Induction Ceremony

Induction ceremony for our newest members of the National Junior Honor Society.

 

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Phoenix Math Class Math Class

On the Phoenix Team students in math played a web-based “twenty questions” type game to practice identifying locations of points on the coordinate plane. The record was ONE QUESTION!! (Ask your student to explain how the game was played and what kinds of questions they asked.)

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Boone County High School Swim Team

Attention middle school students interested in swimming or diving: the middle school swim and dive seasons will soon be getting underway. If you live in Boone County High School's district and are interested in swimming for the Rebels' middle or high school team, there will be an informational meeting tonight (October, 11th) in the BCHS cafeteria at 7:15. If you will be attending Cooper, Conner or Ryle, please contact their main office for information about their programs.

 

8th Grade Shirt 8th Grade Shirt

Attention 8th grade students--don't forget to order your 8th grade class t-shirt!  Only $15.  Orders are now through November 3!  See Ms. Magee or Mrs. Wilder for details!

Click here to see the shirt!

Cooper High School Academy of Math and Science

Any 8th graders who will be attending Cooper High School next year and would like to be apart of their Academy of Math and Science click the link below for more details!

Academy of Math and Science

Vote for Kyla!

Kyla Bryson (8th grade) is a varsity cross country runner for Cooper. She was nominated for the Cincinnati Enquirer's high school cross country athlete of the week and is in need of votes. She's currently in 3rd place. 

Everyone can vote 1 time per day until Friday 3pm this week. 

We would appreciate any and all votes. Thank you! Here is the link:

http://www.cincinnati.com/story/sports/high-school/high-school-sports/2017/10/03/vote-enquirer-high-school-athlete-week-oct-2/727876001/

 

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NJHS NJHS

The OMS NJHS induction ceremony will be held in the OMS cafeteria on Thursday October 19 at 6:30 P.M.  Students (inductees)  will be bringing an invitation flyer home.

Teacher of the Month

The teacher of the month for September is Mr. Randy Franzoi! If you see him in the hallway tell him "Congrats!". Thanks for all you do Mr. Franzoi!

 

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School and Community Partnership

Student are taking ownership of their role in OMS’s gutsy goal by inviting local NKY business leaders to partner with students and staff. OMS hosted local NKY business leaders in hopes to have a partnership where students can create after school programs that contribute to student and community success. Staying involved in the community is only one way our students look to improve the well-being of everyone around them. Thanks to Larry Banas at Johnstone Supply Company, Gregory Mueller from Mueller Financial, Phyllis Lynch at Minutemen Press, Beth Hinden from Sanctuary of Integration and Wellness, and Gary Lindhurst from Midas Tire & Auto Repair.

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The Hawks Nest

Check out this months newsletter below!

The Hawks Nest

Family Night

 

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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!

Pizza & Pages

This month's Pizza & Pages is right around the corner! If you want to sign up follow the directions below, remember sign up before midnight on 10/10!Pizza & Pages

8th Grade Goals

8th graders went through a goal setting session and ultimately considered the type of college/university they would like to attend after high school.  Each student on the Seahawks team then created a pennant to be able to keep an eye on the prize (military branches also showed up on the pennants).

 

8th Grade Goals

Handball

Staff and students playing a friendly game of handball as a reward. The students earned this reward by persuading a panel of judges that their sport should be at OMS, congrats to those students and great job on your hard work!

 

Game Day 

Boone County High School Bowling

If you are in the 7th or 8th grade and will be attending Boone County HIgh School, you are invited to try out for their bowling team! Tryouts are October 3rd and 5th. Click on the link below for more information!

Bowling Info.

Odyssey of the Mind

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

Mid-term Grades

Mid-term grade reports for term one are going home with students today 9/25/17.

Careers Class

Mrs. Stephenson’s 8th grade careers class talking with McDonald’s about career opportunities

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Community Time

Mrs. Stutler's class has launched Community Time. Her class has elected two leaders to help lead the discussion. This video demonstrates students brainstorming ideas on how OMS can impact our community and world. At OMS, we strive to be the change to better our world. 

 

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Students on the Phoenix team created foldable number lines in math to have a visual representation of the concept of opposite number. They also explored positive and negative numbers in the context of elevation! 

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What’s happening in October?

10/2 – 10/6 Book Fair during School

10/5 PTSA Night of the Arts (Book Fair shopping, Food Trucks, other activities) 5:30 – 7:30 PM

10/10 Vision Screenings for 6th & 8th Graders

10/12 Kona Ice during lunch

10/12 End of Term 1

10/12 SBDM Meeting, Library, 5:15 PM

10/13 No School

10/16 No School

10/17 PTSA Skate Night at Florence Fundome 6 to 8 PM

10/18 – 11/10 PTSA Magazine Fundraiser Drive

10/23 – 10/26 Basketball Tryouts

10/25 PTSA Menchie’s Fundraiser Day

10/26 Parent/Teacher Conferences – 5 to 8 PM

Archery Club

If you woud like to sign up for the OMS Archery Club see Ms.Stalnaker in the gym for an application! They are due October 27th so go see her soon!

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. The link is below, happy reading!

 

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Gifted and Talented Camp

If you are interested in NKU's Camp Innovation: Pathways To College For Gifted And Talented Youth, follow the link below for dates, times, classes, and how to sign up! Classes are first-come, first-serve so check it out today!

 

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Basketball Tryouts

Below is the NEW schedule for basketball tryouts if you have any questions please contact Mr. Finch.

Basketball Tryout Schedule:

Monday 10-23 and Wednesday 10-25

2:45 – 4:45    8th Boys

4:45 – 6:45    7th Boys

6:45 – 8:45    6th Boys

Tuesday 10-24 and Thursday 10-26

2:45 – 4:45    6th Girls

4:45 – 6:45    7th Girls

6:45 – 8:45    8th Girls

You must have a KHSAA Physical on file with Mr. Finch to tryout.  Please note that this is different than a physical for school.  Questions please see Mr. Finch.

Remind Sign-Up Link

If you would like to sign up for important updates from OMS click the link below and sign up today!

 

Remind Sign-Up 

Ockerman Middle School Clubs and Activities

See the daily announcements for a list of  Clubs and Activities that are available at Ockerman Middle School this year.

Broadway Across America

Once again we are partnering with Broadway Across America to get students discount tickets to Cincinnati Broadway shows! If you would like to purchase tickets follow the link below and enter the promo: EDUCATE to receive discounts! When purchasing tickets please use one of the following browsers: Firefox, Safari, or Google Chrome, these browsers work best for purchasing. Enjoy the show!

 

http://cincinnati.broadway.com/groups/promo/

Daily Announcements

Be sure to check out the Daily Announcements by clicking on the tab on the left hand side of the OMS homepage.

FALL PICTURE DAY

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

Parent Curriculum Night

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.

Classroom teachers will discuss class syllabus and review general academic structures and expectations of their course. You may go over the teacher website and review any assignments or projects.

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday evening!

 

Transportation Department “Rehearsal/Mock Run”

Transporation Announcement:

 

  • “On Monday, August 14th, the Transportation Department will conduct a community wide rehearsal of all bus routes.  The busses will be running all routes at the regularly scheduled times.  This will include mid-day Kindergarten runs as well as our normal morning and afternoon routes.
  • We hope students and parents will take this opportunity to meet and greet their drivers and become familiar with the stops in their neighborhood.
  • We ask that members of the community take some extra precautions on Monday morning as the busses and some students will be on the streets.
  • Please remember students will be allowed to come on board the bus.  However, we request parents abide by the District Policy of not boarding the bus.”
Solar Eclipse

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Important Information about the Solar Eclipse

On Monday August 21st, 2017 we will experience a total solar eclipse, an event that hasn’t occurred over the U.S. mainland since 1979.  A total solar eclipse, which is when the moon completely covers the sun, will occur across 14 states in the continental U.S. along a 70-mile-wide swath of the country.  While Boone County is not located in this area, we will still be able to view the partial solar eclipse.

This event will be an extraordinary educational opportunity for our students.  Many of our schools will have special activities or lessons planned for this day to accompany the event.  While this event is extremely exciting for our students, we must also acknowledge the importance of proper eye safety.  While it should be common sense not to stare directly at the sun with your naked eyes, this advice will be even more important during this event.  The eclipse must be viewed only through proper eclipse glasses.  Schools with planned viewing activities will require students to wear proper solar eclipse glasses.

In order to protect our students’ eyes during this event:

  • Students will not participate in any unstructured outdoor activities, including recess
  • Students will be advised to not look directly at the sun without wearing solar eclipse glasses
  • We will provide additional personnel until 4pm for parents who do not want their children riding the bus during the eclipse.Children who do not ride the bus for that reason will have to be picked up by parents at 4pm.
Camp Hawks

Attention Incoming Sixth Grade Students!  Camp Hawks will be held at OMS on Friday, July 28th, 2017. This is a great opportunity for your child to become familiar with our school and participate in fun games and activities.  Registration is required.  Forms are available in the office.  The fee is $15.00.  If you have any questions, please contact our office at 859-282-3240.

Camp Hawks

Attention Incoming Sixth Grade Students!  Camp Hawks will be held at OMS on Friday, July 28th, 2017. This is a great opportunity for your child to become familiar with our school and participate in fun games and activities. You can also FOLLOW THIS LINK to print one at home. If you have any questions, please contact our office at 859-282-3240.

 

Schedule Pick Up Day

Schedule Pick Up for Grades 6, 7, and 8 will be held on Wednesday, August 9th between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Bus transportation and parent portal information will be available, and school fees of $60 can be paid by cash or check at the school.  We look forward to seeing you!

If you are unable to make it on Schedule Pick Up Day, fee payment and schedule pick up only will be available in the OMS office on Monday, August 14th between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.

OMS VOLLEYBALL TRYOUT INFORMATION

Volleyball tryouts will be held July 17th, 18th, and 19th. Sixth grade will be 8:30 - 10:00 a.m., Seventh and Eighth grade will be 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.  You must have a current sports physical on file to participate. Hope to see  you there!

2017 School Supply Lists

2017 School Supply Lists are now available.  Please CLICK HERE to view and print.

Monday, June 26th

The Ockerman Middle School Building and Office will be closed this Monday, June 26th, 2017.  There will be no Summer Scholar Program on this day.  The school will reopen on Tuesday, June 27th at 7:00 a.m.   Normal office hours are Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Order Your 2016/2017 Yearbook Today

It's not too late to get your 2016-17 yearbook!  The final deadline to order is July 20th.  You can use the link under the Parent tab (Yearbooks), and the code needed is shown as well.  We only have a few copies left to order, so place those orders quickly!

Blended Learning/Summit Teams Information for 2017-18

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Information about the new Blended Learning teams is now available on our website.  This includes an overview of the Blended Learning platform from Mr. Poiry, an explanation of the parent portal and how to monitor student progress, how the 1:1 mentoring works and what PLT time is.  Follow THIS LINK to view more, or you can find a new "Blended Learning/Summit" tab on our home page.

New Principal Announced for 2017-18 School Year

Darla PayneLast week, your SBDM Council had the privilege of interviewing several outstanding candidates for the position of Principal at Ockerman Middle School.  On behalf of the entire council, we are excited to announce that Ms. Darla Payne has been selected to fill the position.  We are confident that Ms. Payne has the instructional leadership skills and contagious commitment to student achievement that will help us continue the tremendous growth and success we have recently enjoyed. 

Thank you for your feedback, encouragement, and support through this challenging, but exciting selection process!

Important Information About the 2017-18 School Year at OMS

This full article will provide parents with information about:

- Courses being offered at OMS for high school credit
- Upcoming World Language offerings
- New blended learning teams
- Rosetta Stone 

Click the link below to read the full article.