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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!

Two Issues Face B-C-S Voters on 5/8/18

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

The Benton-Carroll-Salem Board of Education voted unanimously at a February 5th Special Meeting to ask voters to pass two separate tax issues on the May 8th ballot to raise new revenues that will secure the future for B-C-S students.  

There are two (2) separate levy issues on the May 8th ballot for operating expenses. The facts of our revenue losses are twofold:  First, there is a $4.6 Million loss due to the devaluation of the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Plant, which went into effect in 2018.  Second, there is the phase out of public utility tax reimbursement that reduces district revenue by approximately $300,000 per year.  This phase out began in 2015 and ends in 2030.  These two losses amount to 30% of our budget and make these levies a necessity to stabilize our financial future.  The two levies combined, if passed, would generate a little more than half of our losses—approximately $3.4 Million.  Below is information on the two separate levy issues facing voters on the May 8th ballot.

The first issue will be a 1% earned income tax.  If passed by voters, the earned income tax would have to be paid by district residents who have “earned income.”  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 annually to be used for operating expenses.

According to the Ohio Department of Taxation, "earned income" 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.  

The second issue is a 3.89 mill property tax to be paid by all property owners for a period of 5 years, and subject to renewal.  If passed, the property tax would cost an additional $136 per $100,000 of value for each parcel of property annually.  This property tax issue would generate approximately $1.4 Million per year for the district to be used for operating expenses.

Largest Loss in Ohio School Funding History

At an October 2017 meeting at the Statehouse hosted by Senator Randy Gardner, he asked a room full of experts on school funding if any other district lost the magnitude of money that B-C-S is losing.  After reflection, no one could think of another district that lost the proportion of funds we are losing.  The loss is simply unprecedented in Ohio.  

Is the state providing any help?

Maybe, but it is not known for sure yet.   Any help would first have to be approved by the Ohio General Assembly.  We are currently working closely with Rep. Steve Arndt and Sen. Randy Gardner on this issue.  Even if there is some state help, it will only be for a short period of time and cover only a small portion of what is being lost overall.  We have been told by Rep. Arndt and Sen. Gardner that we will know more about state help this spring.

Your Current Taxes

Residents of Benton-Carroll-Salem School District currently pay the 17thlowest property taxes out of 612 school districts in Ohio.  Our low property taxes have been due to the property values at Davis-Besse.  B-C-S has not had any new levies since 2000.

     

Staying Fiscally Conservative

Payroll expenses in 2018 are the same as they were in 2012.  The Board has taken the position that it evaluates every vacancy that comes open due to retirement or resignation, and makes a decision on replacing the position.  In the summer of 2017 alone, the Board reduced teaching positions, a maintenance position, and a bus mechanic position for a savings of $406,000.  These efficiency measures will continue, but the magnitude of the $6 Million annual loss of revenue means 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 maintain fiscal conservativeness for our voters, and not just when money is needed.  

INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS

The Board will be hosting two informational community meetings on the two ballot issues that will be before voters.  The dates are Monday, February 26 at 6:00 PM and Thursday, March 22 at 5:30 PM at the Oak Harbor High School Auditorium.

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

Click Here for Frequently Asked Questions

 

VOTING INFORMATION

Election day is May 8, 2018.  Absentee Voting (Early Voting) begins on April 10, 2018 at the Ottawa County Board of Elections office located at 8444 West SR 163 in Oak Harbor (just west of the county fairground).  Voters can show up in person at their office at the following times:

Monday through Friday from April 10 through April 27 from 8--5.  From Monday, April 30 through Friday, May 4 the Board of Elections is open from 8--7 for early voting.  On Saturday, May 5 they are open from 8--4; on Sunday, May 6 they are open from 1--5;  and on Monday, May 7 they are open from 8--2.

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

1-31-18

Oak Harbor Middle School Announcements

 

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

 

Happy Birthday Wishes!

 

The Following Sport Forms are available in the office:

Spring Soccer

Little League Baseball

OHGSA (Girls Softball)

Sporting Activities:

Basketball:   7th Grade against Edison on Thursday, February 1st.  Girls Away and Boys Home beginning at 4:30 p.m. SBC Tournament on Tuesday, February 6th.  The 7th grade boys will be at Briar and 8th grade at Huron.  Girls 7th grade at Edison and 8th grade girls at Margaretta beginning at 4:30 p.m.  Good luck to all players!

4th, 5th, 6th Girls Basketball at Edison 1:00, 2:15 and 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 4th Good luck!

Jr. High Boys Wrestling SBC-Home (High School Auxiliary Gym) Saturday, February 3rd beginning at 10:00 a.m.  Good luck, wrestlers!

Other Events:

Parent-Teacher Conferences:  February 15th, p.m. and February 16th a.m.-only necessary to schedule if you received a letter stating that your child’s teacher requests a conference.  Please call the school office.  There will be no school for students on Friday, February 16th.

No School on February 19th (President’s Day)

Spring Picture Day is Thursday, February 22nd. 

Have a Happy Wednesday!

12.8.17

FRIDAY

 

Good morning R.C. Waters!

Today is Friday, December 8, 2017


Happy “National Brownie Day!”  Here’s a holiday I can really DIG into!  YUM!  

 

BIRTHDAYS


Today is a Rocket Pride Friday.  Our recent journey to encourage kindness here at school is going very well and we have seen many acts of kindness that make our hearts very happy.  It is also what we do outside of these walls that can help others and show how much we all care for others.  We recently learned of a 3rd grader who helps with a very special food pantry.  This food pantry provides food to those who are living with cancer. Often when illness enters a person’s life, they are unable to go out to get food or cannot work and therefore cannot buy food.  The Nightingales Harvest Cancer Pantry and Resource Center will even deliver food to the home.  "Student" helps at the food pantry and not only that, she also assists in deliveries and meets with those receiving the food.  Her compassion and kindness have been described as “very special.” She is a good listener which is helpful to those she is visiting.  This is a great example of kindness and Rocket Pride and we are very proud of you! Keep up the good work "Student" - you are AMAZING!   GO ROCKETS!  

 

R.C. Cagetakers:  

 

Here’s your kindness idea for the day…donate your used books to the local library or a shelter.  

 

Looking forward to next week....Monday our students will practice their program at the HS and then the Kindergarten and 1st grade students will their program at the HS.  On Thursday our 2nd and 3rd graders will then perform their program.  The Tech Committee will meet at 3:10 pm on Thursday.  Friday is a big day here - it’s Santa Shop day!  

 

As we begin another beautiful day here at RCW, I will remind you to always be:

  • Ready

  • Responsible

  • Respectful

  • BE BAT-TASTIC!

 

Now I will ask you to please stand tall and proud, place your right hand over your heart and say the Pledge of Allegiance with today’s leader.  After we finish with the Pledge, he will lead us in singing the Fight Song!  GO ROCKETS!   

12-7-17

Thursday, December 5, 2017

Good Afternoon

Announcements for today:

Happy Birthday Wishes!

  • Be sure your child is dressing appropriately for Recess and or other outdoor class activities—very cold weather forecasted for midweek and beyond.

C A N NED  F O O D  D R I V E   

  • WHEN:  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28TH THROUGH FRIDAY,  DECEMBER 8TH      
  • WHO:  ALL MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS AND STAFF
  • WHY:  CANNED GOODS WILL BE DONATED TO THE OTTAWA CO. HOLIDAY BUREAU
  • SPONSORED BY:  OHMS STUDENT COUNCIL AND 7TH GRADE SERVICE GROUP
  • GOAL3,000 CANS-IF GOAL IS MET MR. SPURLOCK WILL BE DUCT TAPED TO THE WALL!  THERE WILL BE OTHER GRADE LEVEL SHINANIGANS AS WELL!   TBA
  • FOR EVERY CANNED GOOD BROUGHT IN, A STUDENT WILL BE GIVEN 5 TICKETS TO ENTER IN A RAFFLESMALL GIFT CARDS WILL BE AWARDED BASED ON WHOSE NAME IS PULLED FROM THE HOPPER.  THERE WILL BE A SEPARATE DRAWING FOR STAFF MEMBERS, TOO!  SO, BRING IN THOSE CANNED GOODS, PLEASE!
  • Swim meet today at 4:30 against Sandusky
  • Wrestling meet at home on Saturday-Oak Harbor Invite beginning at 10 a.m. in the main gym
  • Boys and Girls 7th grade basketball against Perkins - Girls home (at middle school) and boys away beginning at 4:30 p.m., today, December 7th
  • Ties and Tiaras Daddy/Daughter Dance-Sponsored by DECA will be held on Friday, December 15th from 6-8:30 PM.  Open to any BCS student 6th grade or younger.  Lots of activities going on while there, including a red carpet arrival.  Please stop in the office to pick up a flyer if interested.

  • TNT CRAFTS AFTER SCHOOL DECEMBER 12TH AND 13TH.  STUDENTS WHO ARE INVOLVED, THEIR PARENTS WOULD HAVE BEEN CONTACTED BY BRENDA LOCHOTZKI.  THEY WILL REPORT TO THE CAFETERIA AFTER SCHOOL.

  • PLEASE CHECK YOUR CHILD’S CLOTHING INVENTORY.  THERE ARE SEVERAL HOODIES, UNDERARMOUR, AND OTHER ITEMS LIKE SUNGLASSES, MITTENS, ETC.  IN THE LOST AND FOUND.  IF ITEMS ARE NOT CLAIMED BEFORE CHRISTMAS BREAK, THEY WILL BE TAKEN TO GOOD WILL.  WE ARE SIMPLY OUT OF SPACE TO STORE ANY MORE LOST ITEMS.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP WITH THIS!

Happy Thursday!

12.5.17

TUESDAY

 

Good morning R.C. Waters!

Today is Tuesday, December 5, 2017

 

Happy “Bathtub Party Day.”   Who doesn’t love a party full of bubbles!  

 

Birthdays

 

R.C. Cagetakers:

 

Recess with RC today

 

We have a special TIE meeting tonight at 6:00 - it’s a painting pallet party!  How fun!  

 

Way to go Bus # 29!  You walked through the halls very quietly yesterday!  We are proud of you!  

 

November Top DOJO Students of the Month

 

Coming up on December 15 is a very special evening.  It’s the “Ties & Tiaras Daddy-Daughter Dance!”    There will be a red carpet complete with special photo opportunities, snacks and of course dancing!  Make your plans now to attend!  

 

Here’s an idea of kindness for your Tuesday…take a card, baked treat or holiday decoration to our local police department, fire station or EMS building.  Let’s show our gratefulness and kindness at the same time.  

As we begin another beautiful day here at RCW, I will remind you to always be:

  • Ready

  • Responsible

  • Respectful

  • BE BAT-TASTIC!

 

And now I will ask you to please stand tall and proud, place your right hand over your heart and say the Pledge of Allegiance along with today’s leader.