Announcements Our Annual World’s Finest Chocolate Candy Sale begins on Friday, February 23rd. Students must turn in a permission slip in order to receive a box of candy. See copy of form below The Cinema Carousel Movie Lock-In has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 3. The 3 movies are: Black Panther, 15:17 to Paris, and Maze Runner. The cost is $35.00 and permission slips are in the MS office. Please turn in your money and permission slip to reserve your spot as soon as possible. Attention all 7th & 8th grade girls! Ms. Mattson, Ms. Coletta and Ms. Doney will be starting a Woman’s Wellness Club after school on Wednesdays starting Feb. 28th. The program is 6 weeks long and will focus on everything it takes to be a healthy young lady! No cost… just commitment. If you think you have what it takes please see Ms. Doney for an application! ————————————————————————————————————————— Tuesday, Feb 20 Late Start Teens United Meetings: 1st lunch Doney’s room / 2nd lunch Rieger’s room 2:53-3:53 – Detention – Room 2 4:00 – Volleyball @ HOME vs Hart Wednesday, Feb 21 6:34-7:33 – AM Detention – Room 2 8:50-9:50 – Sports World Assembly in Auditorium 1:28–1:43 – Read a Latte 2:53-3:53 – Detention – Room 2 Thursday, Feb 22 Class Colors Day! Teens United Meetings: 1st lunch Doney’s room / 2nd lunch Rieger’s room 2:15 – Candy Sale & Winter Awards Assembly 2:53-3:53 – Detention – Room 2 4:00 – Volleyball @ HOME vs Mason County Central Friday, Feb 23 Candy distribution to students (details below) 2:40 – Eagle Shout-Out drawing ————————————————————————————————————————— January & February Students of the Month January – 7th Grade: Ryan Cribbins & 8th Grade: Lyudmila Kaminski February – 7th Grade: David Utzinger & 8th Grade: Julius Ross These students received an award for this honor which is posted in the showcase by the middle school office. This correspondence includes their picture and several facts about the student (favorites, things they like to do, what college they want to attend, etc.). Honor Roll Honor Roll students are those who have a 3.0 GPA or higher. Progressive Honor Roll is a list of students who increased their GPA at least .50 points from one marking period to another. The second marking period Honor Roll has been computed and is posted here at the middle school. The results are as follows: 7th Grade = 59 students 8th Grade = 55 students Progressive Honor Roll = 7 students February Fiesta! Oakridge Middle School Student Council hosted a “February Fiesta” on Friday, February 9th from 3:00 to 6:00 pm. The student council voted to have an activity day in place of a winter dance. The event started out in the auditorium with the movie “Wonder” and a popcorn snack for all. The students then headed to the gym for dodgeball and basketball and were also able to purchase pizza and snacks from the concession stand in the cafeteria. The evening ended with everyone taking their best shot at a Pinata filled with candy! We had 112 students attend this event and great fun was had by all! Reading Contest Our annual Reading Contest began February 5th. Every time a student reads 50 pages, they will move up a space on the “game board” and get a ticket for the weekly drawing. In order to get to the “Finish Line” (ice cream party) they must finish their book, game board and take an AR quiz to reach 150,000 words. Students can also win weekly drawing tickets by getting caught reading during their “free” time. Reading Millionaires We currently have 15 reading millionaires here at OMS! All students are awarded a “Reading Millionaire” T-Shirt. Congratulations to all for being such great readers and for reaching this status! Ms. Carter’s Algebra I Class Oakridge Middle School Algebra I students participated in a Function Carnival! Students used their Chromebooks to create graphs of three popular carnival rides. This activity helped students represent and interpret relationships between changing variables. The addition of popcorn and cotton candy made learning even more enjoyable! Rally Against Peer Pressure (RAAP) This high energy Youth Development Program with direction from Ms. Doney continues to be a success here at OMS. The group meets on Tuesdays from 3-4:30pm. RAAP encourages communication with home and also strengthens family relationships. We currently have 20 students actively involved. Cannonsburg Ski/Snowboarding Trip On the afternoon of January 24th (after morning exams) Mr. Bassett along with our chaperones, Mr. Gillan, Mr. Cooney, Mrs. Coletta and Mrs. Alderink; headed out to Cannonsburg Ski Resort with 64 middle and high school students for our annual Ski and Snowboard Trip. Students were given a great discount price on lift tickets, equipment rental and even lessons. Everyone had a great time and the weather was perfect! We are already looking forward to next year!