Good morning R.C. Waters!
Today is Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Today is “I” Day and that means it’s “Ice Cream and Icee treat Day!” YUM!! Tomorrow is “Jersey (or sports shirt) Day.” Let’s sport our favorite team colors!
Good luck to our 3rd grade friends as they take the math test today. You can do it!
Joke of the Day
Saturday is the annual Community Clean-Up Day here in Oak Harbor. Community members come together to beautify our little village. The group will meet Saturday morning at 9:00 in the back of the IGA parking lot and expect to work until 11. Thanks to all who plan to participate and make a difference in our town!
There are so many wonderful opportunities for our students this summer! Yesterday boys basketball camp forms went out to students in grades 1-3 and before that we shared the 4H camp fliers with everyone. 4H camps is a great experience and if you remember the memories shared by Mrs. Orians and Mrs. Guerin during 4H week, you will know that you don’t want to miss it!
Thanks to the 3rd graders, today’s lunch is French toast. Tomorrow’s entree of the day is funnel cake. That reminds me of the fair!
Have a great day R.C. Waters!
Good morning R.C. Waters!
Today is Friday, April 22, 2016
Today is Rocket Pride Friday. An important part of Rocket Pride is sharing the big moments in life with others. Like this morning when 1st grader Avery Mikolas shared with me that she lost her first tooth last night. Congratulations Avery! I am so happy that you shared your news with me! I have heard great reports of wonderful behavior about our students this week. I am very proud of the improvements you have made. Rocket Pride is the best!
Looking ahead…Monday is "World Penguin Day" - Mrs. Orians will love that! It's also "Backwards Day" here at R.C. Waters! Tuesday is "Career Day." Wednesday is exciting - our 3rd grade friends will take the ELA test and it's "D-Drop and Read Day!" Thursday is another testing day for 3rd grade and it's "Exercise Day." 2nd graders will be enjoying a field trip in the last part of the week and Friday wraps up with "Flip Flop Day." We have a great week ahead of us!
Be Respectful and have a great weekend R.C. Waters!
Good morning R.C. Waters!
Today is Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Today is the Presidential and State Primary voting. In honor of this and Healthy Tip Tuesday, I present to you 5 reasons why voting is a healthy thing to do.
1. It Strengthens Social Ties...feeling part of a close-knit society is in turn linked with a greater quality of life and the chance to live longer.
2. It’s Linked With Reports Of Greater Health... a study from Harvard shows that voters report to be in better health overall.
3. It’s Good For Mental Health..voting could help to lower stress
4. It Sets A Good Example for Kids...Children may not be able to actually cast a ballot, but they can see their parents vote and then talk about it. Talk about the issues and government early on!
5. Being involved in politics and using your right to vote boosts wellbeing... now let’s get out there and vote!!
There is a BLT Meeting this afternoon beginning at 3:15 pm.
A facilities meeting will be held this evening starting at 6:30 pm at the Middle School. Everyone is encouraged to attend and learn about the future plans for our school district. I
and have a terrific Tuesday R.C. Waters!
Thursday, March 3, 2016
Spring Pictures are rescheduled for Monday, March 7th.
TNT Mentoring is having its Lego class tonight.
Attention 6th and 7th grade students. Next Tuesday, March 8th, is the student council dance from 3:15 – 5:00. We will be selling pizza and pop.
Have a great day!
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Box located by the showcase to bring in gently used toys. One toy can make a kid’s day!
TNT (Till Next Time) Mentoring is offering Christmas Craft Sessions. It will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays (today) and Thursdays in the first two weeks of December (7th, 8th, 10, and 14th 15th and 17th. Basketball Practices are as follows:
4th Grade Boys Basketball ride bus #31 to RC Waters today
7th Grade Girls Basketball Game at home (OHMS) against Perkins beginning at 4:30 p.m.
7th Grade Boys Basketball Game at Perkins beginning at 4:30 p.m.
Have a great day today!
COMMITTEE CO-CHAIRS: Randy Genzman, Jamie Beier-Grant, Rich Thorbahn, Jr., and Bill Poiry
The B-C-S Facilities Planning Committee was formed in December 2015, and made up of about 50 community members who bring a wide-variety of perspectives to the table. The goal of the committee was to make a recommendation to the Board of Education concerning a Master Plan for facilities in the district in spring 2016. There were no preconceived plans going into these meetings. A wide range of options were considered by this committee from doing nothing and continuing to maintain our current buildings, to renovation of current facilities, to new construction. The committee held 5 meetings and 2 open community meetings to study current conditions and gather facts to make the best recommendation possible for the current and future students of Benton-Carroll-Salem Local Schools. All of the power point slides and information that were viewed during this process can be found at the links below as it has been important to make this process transparent. The committee presented a recommendation to the Board of Education on March 23, 2016.
The Board accepted the following detailed recommendation from committee co-chairs Bill Poiry and Rich Thorbahn, Jr. on behalf of the whole committee:
--Build a new K-7 School for 942 student capacity on the Oak Harbor High School campus
--Do Minor renovations to OHHS to include prioritized renovations and warm/safe/dry renovations
-- Decommission and demolish RC Waters Elementary and Oak Harbor Middle School
-- Endeavor to incorporate historical elements of the old facilities into the new building
-- Fund the project with a property tax bond issue
--The cost of the bond issue should be between $11.00 - $15.00 per month based upon a $100,000 home valuation.
All Board members thanked all members of the Facilities Planning Committee for all of their time and efforts in the process of developing a plan for the future of B-C-S facilities. Board Vice President Steve Rhodes commented: "It's a process that had to take place. The group did a great job."
The Board approved several motions that put the district on the road toward a bond issue that would be placed before voters at an August 2016 special election.
Important Information for the Community:
The links below contain information that is intended to provide the public with information about the work/meetings of the Facilities Planning Committee and its process of fact gathering.
If you have any questions about any of this information or about the process please call the Board Office at 419-898-6210.
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Canned Food Drive continues through this Friday, December 4th!
TNT after school program TODAY - (BAKING) Last day for this session.
TNT Mentoring is offering Christmas Craft Sessions. It will be Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays the weeks of December 7. 8, and 10 and 14, 15, 17. Sign- up forms available in the office and the classes are limited to 20 students.
Practice times for basketball are as follows:
7th Grade Boys: Today from 8-9 p.m. at the middle school
7th Grade Girls: Today from 3-4:30 at the middle school
Have a great Wednesday!