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5-30-18

Announcements from Oak Harbor Middle School

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

May everyone have a safe and fun summer break! Rest up and get ready for a fantastic 2018-19 School Year!

Please see separate link regarding forms with information about summer and fall sports opportunities.

 

 

ART SHOW THIS EVENING!

JUST A REMINDER THAT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL ART SHOW (GRADES 4 AND 5)  IS FROM 6-7:30 PM TODAY,  AT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL! MAY 11TH!  PLEASE COME AND CHECK OUT THE AMAZING THINGS STUDENTS CREATE DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR! 

05/07/2018

05/07/2018

HAPPY BIRTHDAY WISHES!

The girl’s and boy’s track competed in the SBC finals (Bay Division) on Saturday, and what a history-making day it was! The boy’s competition came down to the final even, the 4x400 meter relay. Oak Harbor was ahead of Edison by 3 points and had to bring it to win it! Well they brought it, winning the 4x4 in a season best time of 4:02. The boy’s team was crowned SBC champs. Scoring for the Rockets: Hayden Buhro, Judson Overmyer, Owen Miller, Justin Smith and Gabe Natsheh. The lady Rockets were also crowned SBC champs (Bay Division). Scoring for the Rockets: Ashley Schiller, Lily DeTray, Rylee McKitrick, Emily Sommers and Kaitlyn Risch. The Rockets travel to the Ottawa County meet in Danbury today. This is the final meet of the season. GOOD LUCK ROCKETS!

Attention 4th and 5th grade girls/boys interested in pee-wee try-outs for 2018-19: There will be 3 clinics on May 15th-18th. If interested, please go to Ms. Zanni’s room for a flyer and a packet with more information.

Please return Life-Touch pictures and/or money to the office. Thank you. You are not allowed to keep any of the pictures without payment. You may purchase some or all of the photos but again, please return any unpurchased pictures. Thank you!

Yearbook orders are due back by May 18th!

Please note…as of May 8th there will be no more charging breakfast and lunches in the cafeteria. All students who owe money should take care of this prior to the end of the school year. Thank you!

ATTENTION 7TH AND 8TH GRADERS INTERESTED IN CROSS COUNTRY FOR NEXT SCHOOL YEAR:

Summer conditioning for cross country will be held on the following dates:

Sundays – June 10, 17, 24 from 7:00 – 8:15 p.m.

                   July 15, 22, 29 from 7:00 – 8:15 p.m.

Tuesdays – June 12, 19, 26 from 7:30 – 8:40 p.m.

                   July 3, 10, 17, 24 from 7:30 – 8:40 p.m.

The Following Forms are available in the office:

Upper Level Dance Studio Competition Team Forms are available in the office. No previous dance experience necessary. This group will attend 3-4 competitions in the Ohio Area.

BCS PRIDE!

Pee Wee Cheerleading

This part of the Middle School News was not complete, so.....regarding Pee Wee Cheer:

 

Attention 4th and 5th grade girls/boys interested in pee-wee try-outs for 2018-19: There will be 3 clinics on May 15th-18th. If interested, please go to Ms. Zanni’s room for a flyer and a packet with more information.

4-27-18

Oak Harbor Middle School Announcements

Friday, April 27, 2018

Happy Birthday Wishes!

Next week there will be state testing for 4th and 5th graders on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 1st and 2nd. 5th grade will have testing in science May 3rd, and 4th, in addition to the other dates. Please try to have students in school on those days.

Also, 6th grade students will be going to Camp Michindoh on Monday, April 30th (leaving around 8 a.m. and will return home on Friday, May 4th (most likely around 12:30 p.m.) Let’s hope for a good weather week for them and a good experience for the students!

Track Meets

Good Luck to the Middle School Track Team as they participate in the Eastwood Relays today starting at 4:15 p.m. On Monday, they will compete against

Calvert/New Riegel/Vermilion at home (high school) starting at 4:15 p.m.

Cheerleading and Mascot Try-outs for grades 7-12 (not for pee wee teams) are coming up. Please grab an information sheet from the office regarding clinic dates and times and try-out date.

Please note…as of May 8th there will be no more charging lunches in the cafeteria. All students who owe money should take care of this prior to the end of the school year. Thank you!

Please return Life-Touch pictures and/or money to the office. Thank you. You are not allowed to keep any of the pictures without payment. You may purchase some or all of the photos but again, please return any unpurchased. Thank you!

Yearbook orders are due back by May 18th!

** TNT Activities (After School) will resume after spring break as follows:

Mondays, April, 23rd and 30th and May 7th will be bowling

Tuesdays, April 24th and May 1st and 8th-Art Class with Jackie Bodnar

The Following Forms are available in the office:

Upper Level Dance Studio Competition Team Forms are available in the office. No previous dance experience necessary. This group will attend 3-4 competitions in the Ohio Area.

Imagination Station is offering a Summer camp at BGSU June 4th- 8th. Design, construction and playful exploration; from space suits to vehicles. Camp runs from 9-4:30 with extended day from 8-5:30 p.m. at no additional charge. Camp t-shirts, snacks, and 4 complimentary admission tickets to Imagination Station. There will be an extreme science demo on Friday, June 8th.   Campers must be ages 6-13. For more information, call 419-244-2674 ext. 250 or visit online at http://imaginationstationtoledo.org/workshops-camps/summer-camp/off-site-summer-camp/bowling-green-science-camp_

**Quarter Wars Competition concludes TOMMORRW (4/20). Proceeds will go to the United Way. We are competing against Danbury, Port Clinton, Woodmore, and Genoa. We want to beat them all in this competition for a worthwhile cause. There will be a collection bucket in the cafeteria tomorrow during lunch periods.

Lip-sync/talent show is once again approaching as the year comes to an end.   Your child(ren) is/are welcome to audition. There are forms available in the office! Please have them turned in on Monday, April 30th. Thank you!

Enjoy the Weekend!

BCS PRIDE!

3.16.18

FRIDAY

 

Good morning R.C. Waters!

Today is Friday, March 16, 2018

 

Tomorrow is “St. Patrick’s Day”  and in honor of this day I would like to share a poem with you:

Happy St. Patrick’s Day my lads and lassies!  

 

Birthdays

 

 

 

R.C. Cage Caretakers:  

 

Today Mrs. Lutz’s room will enjoy a “Learn With Me” day.  Have fun!

 

Today is a Rocket Pride Friday.  The middle school math team went to the state tournament last weekend.  This very special group of 7th and 8th graders competed against other students from across the state of Ohio in a subject that they enjoy.  What an awesome opportunity for these students to take part in. The math team is an amazing example of Rocket Pride. They worked together as a team to represent Oak Harbor in an AMAZING way!   Congratulations Mathletes!  GO ROCKETS!

 

PBIS Expectation of the Week:  Listen quietly to the food choices in the lunch line”

This week we have talked about how important it is to listen quietly to the food choices.  I have shared with you that this expectation helps keep the line moving, shows respect and readiness and gives you the delicious choices that are available.  I hope that you will continue to listen quietly and remember this important expectation.

 

Looking forward to next week...Coming up this Sunday is a Sunday Fun Open Swim.  The swimming pool and racquet ball courts at the High School will be open on Sunday from 2:00-4:00 pm.  Students must bring an adult with them. On Tuesday we will have a staff meeting in the morning and a BLT meeting in the afternoon.  Wednesday afternoon HS student council members will meet with our 3rd graders regarding the upcoming Easter Eggstravagnza. On Thursday we will have a staff snack after school and Friday is the end of the 9 weeks.  Where did time go?!

Now I will ask everyone to please stand tall and proud, place your right hand over your heart and join our announcements leader in saying the Pledge of Allegiance.  After we are finished with the Pledge we will get ready for our day with the “Rocket Rumble.”     

 

  • Today, what are we going to be?

  • Rocket Respectful!

 

  • What are we going to be?

  • Rocket Responsible!

 

  • What are we going to be?

  • Rocket Ready!

 

  • Who are we?

  • We are the Rockets!

3.12.18

MONDAY

 

Good morning R.C. Waters!

Today is Monday, March 12, 2018

 

March 12th is “Plant a Flower Day.” What a lovely day indeed!

 

Birthdays

 

We have an AMAZING 6 birthdays to celebrate today!  

 

 

Here is our lineup for this week’s morning announcement leaders:  

  • Thanks for volunteering!

 

Today’s R.C. Cage Caretakers:

 

Today our 1st and 2nd grade February DOJO winners will enjoy lunch with Mrs. Bryant and Mrs. Lipstraw.  Congratulations kids!

 

PBIS Expectation of the Week: Listen quietly to the food choices in the lunch line”

When you arrive for lunch, it is important to be ready with your food choices as you move through the line.  If you do not know what your choices are you will make the line go very slowly and take away time that you have to eat. Be ready to listen!  

 

Speaking of expectations, remember that coming up on March 23 we have the big luau dance party. Those students who do not have any infractions or detentions will be invited to the party.  Work hard to earn your invitation RCW!

 

Now I will ask everyone to please stand tall and proud, place your right hand over your heart and join me in saying the Pledge of Allegiance.  After we are finished with the Pledge we will get ready for our day with the “Rocket Rumble.”  

 

  • Today, what are we going to be?

  • Rocket Respectful!

 

  • What are we going to be?

  • Rocket Responsible!

 

  • What are we going to be?

  • Rocket Ready!

 

  • Who are we?

  • We are the Rockets!

B-C-S Voters to Decide 1% Earned Income Tax Issue

For questions citizens are encouraged to call the Board Office at (419) 898-6210, or email Superintendent Guy Parmigian at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Treasurer Cajon Keeton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

OVERVIEW

At their July 3rd meeting, the Benton-Carroll-Salem Board of Education voted unanimously to again place a 1% earned income tax issue before voters.   The 1% earned income tax was rejected on May 8th by only 50 votes.   The issue will appear on the November 6th general election ballot. 

If passed, the 1% earned income tax would have to be paid by all district residents who have earned income--regardless of where they work.  If passed, the income tax will be for a period of 5 years, and subject to renewal.  According to the Ohio Department of Taxation, the 1% earned income tax would generate approximately $1.989 Million per year for the Benton-Carroll-Salem School District to be used for operating expenses.

According to the Ohio Department of Taxation, "earned income" only includes wages and self-employment earnings (including earnings from partnerships). "Earned income" does not include interest, dividends, capital gains, pensions, social security income, rental income, lottery winnings, and income earned by estates.  Therefore, these types of income are not subject to the earned income tax.

The earned income tax is collected in the same manner as the state income tax: through employer withholding, or individual quarterly estimated payments, and annual returns. Employers are required to withhold the tax and submit payments to the state under the same rules and guidelines as they currently use to withhold the state income tax. Individuals subject to the tax are required to file an annual school district income tax return.   

The Benton-Carroll-Salem School District is facing unprecedented revenue loss through no fault of its own.  State officials have confirmed that the magnitude of loss faced by B-C-S has not been faced by any other school district.  There are two factors that contribute to these unprecedented loses. The first financial hit is due to the recent de-valuation of the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station by its owner, First Energy, through the Ohio Department of Taxation.  De-valuation means that the Ohio Department of Taxation reduced the taxable value of the electric generation equipment at the plant. The de-valuation results in an annual loss of $4.6 Million beginning in 2018.  A second financial hit facing the District is the phase out of public utility tangible personal property (PUTPP) reimbursement payments from the state at the rate of approximately $278,000 per year, which began in 2015; and this loss is compounding.  This phase out continues each year through 2030, which is a total loss of $4.5 Million when the phase out is complete. 

A "B-C-S Bridge" payment from the state of approximately $1.8 Million per year for 3 years will help in the transition until the 1% earned income tax can be collected in full.  It is important to remember that these funds from the state are temporary, and will end in 2021.

Over the past 7 years, the Board has prided itself on being fiscally conservative by looking at every job vacancy, and asking if staff can be more efficient and effective.  The Board's fiscally conservative actions can be seen when looking at payroll expenses (which account for about 70% of the total budget).  In Fiscal Year 2012, payroll was $11.5 Million.  In that year, the Board made large cuts to staffing levels.  As a result, in Fiscal Year 2013, payroll was $9.7 Million.  Six years later, in Fiscal Year 2018, payroll expenses remain the same at $9.7 Million.  This has been done while being innovative, adding services for students, and being one of the top performing school districts academically in the state.  These efficiency measures will continue, but the magnitude of the annual revenue losses mean that the school district simply cannot cut its way out of the situation without drastically reducing educational opportunities for students.  The school board is always looking for ways to always be fiscally conservative for our voters, and not just when money is needed.

"This vote is about controlling our own destiny as a school district community.   Voting for this earned income tax means doubling down on a very high performing organization in our community in this time of uncertainty," said Superintendent Guy Parmigian.

The B-C-S Board has stated that if the 1% income tax does not pass then they will go on the ballot again because the need will not go away.  The Board will soon be announcing community meetings that will be used to deliver information and answer questions.  Citizens are encouraged to call the Board Office at 419-898-6210 for more information, or to ask a question.


INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS

The Board will be hosting two informational community meetings on the 1% earned income tax issue that will be before voters.  The dates are to be determined.

GUIDE ON SCHOOL DISTRICT INCOME TAXES

Click the link below for a guide published by the Ohio Department of Taxation concerning school district income taxes:

https://www.tax.ohio.gov/portals/0/tax_analysis/tax_data_series/school_district_data/sditqa.pdf

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 Frequently Asked Questions v.1

VOTING INFORMATION

The voting registration deadline for the November 6th general election is Tuesday, October 9. Election Day is Tuesday, November 6, 2018.  

Absentee Voting (Early Voting) begins on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at the Ottawa County Board of Elections office located at 8444 West SR 163 in Oak Harbor (just west of the Ottawa County Fairground).  Voters can show up in person at their office at the following times:

*October 10 through October 26 from 8 AM—5 PM.  (Monday through Friday)

*Saturday, October 27 and Saturday, November 3 from 8 AM—4 PM

*Monday, October 29 through Friday, November 2 from 8 AM—7 PM

*Sunday, November 4 from 1 PM—5 PM

*Monday, November 5 from 8 AM—2 PM

 

NEWS COVERAGE ON THE ISSUE

 

http://www.presspublications.com/21592-on-nov-ballot-b-c-s-to-again-decide-income-tax-issue