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Oak Harbor Middle School Earns Two State Honors


It was announced today that Oak Harbor Middle School is the recipient of two huge awards from the State of Ohio for its commitment to student achievement for all.

First, Oak Harbor Middle School was named by the State Superintendent as a “2018 High Progress School of Honor” based on their 2017-2018 Ohio School Report Card performance.  Oak Harbor Middle School was one of only 67 schools in the state, and the only school in Ottawa County to receive this prestigious award!  The criteria for earning this award are: a school serving 40 percent or more economically disadvantaged students, who achieved performance gains in English language arts and math in the 90th percentile statewide over the last five years among all students.

Upon making the award, State Superintendent Paulo DeMaria commented:  "Our mission is to prepare studentsfor a future that has yet to be written. Many consider this to be a daunting endeavor. Your education team, however, has clearly embraced this challenge."

Second, Oak Harbor Middle School was the only school in Ottawa County to earn the “2018 Momentum Award” presented by the State of Ohio Board of Education.  Now in its fourth year, the Momentum Award is the State Board’s way of recognizing schools that received A’s on every Value-Added measure included on the Ohio School Report Cards.

Upon making this award, the President of the Ohio Board of Education Tess Elshoff commented to Principal Laramie Spurlock:  "I want you to know how much we appreciate your leadership and the dedication your team has to providing a high-quality experience for all students. Please share our gratitude with all of those who contributed to this accomplishment."

B-C-S Superintendent Guy Parmigian proudly stated:  “I am so proud of the leadership, and each and every professional at Oak Harbor Middle School, and congratulate them for earning these extraordinary honors from the State of Ohio!  I know they all work very hard to get the results they get.  These awards reflect the staff's commitment to serving the needs of all students, which includes strong relationships with all students and their families.”

Oak Harbor Middle School is led by Mr. Laramie Suprlock, Principal, and Ms. Leigh Carroll, Assistant Principal.  Both are in their 4th year in their respective positions.  Oak Harbor Middle School educates all Benton-Carroll-Salem students in grades 4 through 7.

Oak Harbor Middle School will be honored by the Benton-Carroll-Salem Board of Education at their January 9, 2019 Board meeting.