Middle School

Our School - Daily Announcements

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Good Morning –

Attention students – Last Friday was the end of the candy sale.  All monies are due to the office as soon as possible.  The winning classroom will be announced at the assembly tomorrow.  Make sure you get all your coupons turned in to the office as these coupons will be entered into the drawing for the prizes that will be given away at the Candy Sale Assembly on Thursday (4/2).

Conferences were held Monday night and be will held again tonight from 4:30 – 7:30 pm in the middle school gym.  Please make sure you inform your parents of this.  There is detailed information on the website for them to view if needed.

All students who made the honor roll for the third marking period will be rewarded today, April 1st.  You will receive an ice cream sundae during your lunch period.  This morning, Ms. Dutton and Mrs. O’Brien visited all first hour classrooms to distribute the tickets to students who have earned this reward.  If you think you were eligible for this reward and did not get a ticket this morning, stop in the office and see Mrs. O’Brien.  Make sure you hang onto your ticket and bring it to lunch with you enabling you to get a sundae.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Good Morning –

Attention students – Friday was the end of the candy sale.  All monies are due to the office as soon as possible.  The winning classroom will be announced sometime later this week.  Make sure you get all your coupons turned in to the office as these coupons will be entered into the drawing for the prizes that will be given away at the Candy Sale Assembly this Thursday (4/2).

Conferences were held last night and be will held again on Wednesday night from 4:30 – 7:30 pm in the middle school gym.  Please make sure you inform your parents of this.  There is detailed information on the website for them to view if needed.

All students who made the honor roll for the third marking period will be rewarded this Wednesday, April 1st.  You will receive an ice cream sundae during your lunch period.  On Wednesday morning, Ms. Dutton and Mrs. O’Brien will be visiting all first hour classrooms to distribute the tickets to students who have earned this reward.  Make sure you hang onto your ticket and bring it to lunch with you enabling you to get a sundae.

Attention all students who are participating in track this year – Practice will be at 3:00 pm today.  You must have a physical on file in order to participate in practices.

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Monday, March 30, 2015

Good Morning –

Attention students – Friday was the end of the candy sale.  All monies are due to the office as soon as possible.  The winning classroom will be announced sometime later this week.  Make sure you get all your coupons turned in to the office other than the “two boxes sold” coupon which is used for the Oakridge socks.  These coupons will be entered into the drawing for the prizes that will be given away at the Candy Sale Assembly this Thursday (4/2).

Conferences will be held tonight and Wednesday night from 4:30 – 7:30 pm in the middle school gym.  Please make sure you inform your parents of this.  There is detailed information on the website for them to view if needed.

All students who made the honor roll for the third marking period will be rewarded this Wednesday, April 1st.  You will receive an ice cream sundae during your lunch period.  Listen overhead on Tuesday for further direction on this. 

Attention all students who are participating in track this year, practice starts today, March 30th.  Meet in the middle school gym at 3:00 pm.  Please be dressed for the weather as we will be going outside.  You must have a physical on file in order to participate in practices.

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Friday, March 27, 2015

Good Morning –

Attention students – Today is the end of the candy sale.  Candy can no longer be returned and all monies are due to the office.  The winning classroom will be announced on Monday (3/31).  Make sure you get all your coupons turned in to the office other than the “two boxes sold” coupon which is used for the Oakridge socks.  These coupons will be entered into the drawing for the prizes that will be given away at the Candy Sale Assembly next Thursday (4/2).

Any student who has earned the recognition of Millionaire, report to Mrs. Coletta’s room at this time for your breakfast.

Any student interested in participating in track this year, please remember practice starts Monday, March 30th.  Please be dressed for the weather as we will be going outside.  You must have a physical on file in order to participate in practices.

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Good Morning –

-Attention students – Yeah – the water bottles are in and are being distributed.  Check with your first hour teacher to get your coupon.  You can choose either one ticket for a water bottle or two tickets for a pair of Oakridge custom socks.  The sale does not end until this Friday, March 27th, so keep selling your candy.  The winning classroom which will be receiving a pizza party will be determined this Friday, so make sure you get your candy money turned in by this date.

-Student Council meeting today (3/26) at 7:45 am in Ms. Reeves Room #16.

-We have 5 new millionaires, as of Monday, March 23.  

  • Courtney Shalifoe
  • Kevin Morgan
  • Noah Kirk
  • Nathan Allsop
  • Haley Madsen

If you see these students today, please congratulate them on becoming a MILLIONAIRE!

On Friday, March 27 (this Friday) we will be having a MILLIONAIRE DAY.  All millionaires should wear their MILLIONAIRE SUPER POWER t-shirts to school.  During silent reading time on Friday, all 29 Millionaires are invited to a special breakfast in Mrs. Coletta’s room to celebrate.  Please plan to attend our party.  I challenge everyone to continue to READ and I look forward to adding new members to our super hero league of readers.

-Any student interested in participating in track this year, please remember practice starts Monday, March 30th.  Please be dressed for the weather as we will be going outside.  You must have a physical on file in order to participate in practices.

 


 
Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Good Morning –

Attention students – Yeah – the water bottles are in and are being distributed.  Check with your first hour teacher to get your coupon.  You can choose either one ticket for a water bottle or two tickets for a pair of Oakridge custom socks.  The sale does not end until this Friday, March 27th, so keep selling your candy.  The winning classroom which will be receiving a pizza party will be determined this Friday, so make sure you get your candy money turned in by this date.

We have 5 new millionaires, as of Monday, March 23.  

  • Courtney Shalifoe
  • Kevin Morgan
  • Noah Kirk
  • Nathan Allsop
  • Haley Madsen

If you see these students today, please congratulate them on becoming a MILLIONAIRE!

On Friday, March 27 (this Friday) we will be having a MILLIONAIRE DAY.  All millionaires should wear their MILLIONAIRE SUPER POWER t-shirts to school.  During silent reading time on Friday, all 29 Millionaires are invited to a special breakfast in Mrs. Coletta’s room to celebrate.  Please plan to attend our party.  I challenge everyone to continue to READ and I look forward to adding new members to our super hero league of readers.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Good Morning –

Attention students – Yeah – the water bottles are in and are being distributed.  Check with your first hour teacher on Monday to get your coupon.  You can choose either one ticket for a water bottle or two tickets for a pair of Oakridge custom socks.  The sale does not end until this Friday, March 27th, so keep selling your candy.  As of March 18th, $20,258.16 in candy sales has been counted.  Here are the top four selling classrooms at this time:

4th place                      Mrs. Mattson $2,200.00

3rd place                     Ms. Hansen $2,085.75

2nd place                     Mr. Tate $2,647.90

1st place                      Ms. Cooper $2,658.05

The winning classroom will be determined this Friday, so make sure you get your candy money turned in by this date.

All 8th graders who missed the scheduling meeting last Wednesday for 9th grade classes, this form is due to the office ASAP with your parent’s signature on it.  If you need another form, stop in the office and pick one up.

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Monday, March 23, 2015
Good Morning –

Attention students – Yeah – the water bottles are in and are being distributed.  Check with your first hour teacher on Monday to get your coupon.  You can choose either one ticket for a water bottle or two tickets for a pair of Oakridge custom socks.  The sale does not end until this Friday, March 27th, so keep selling your candy.  As of March 18th, $20,258.16 in candy sales has been counted.  Here are the top four selling classrooms at this time:

4th place                      Mrs. Mattson $2,200.00

3rd place                     Ms. Hansen $2,085.75

2nd place                     Mr. Tate $2,647.90

1st place                      Ms. Cooper $2,658.05
The winning classroom will be determined this Friday, so make sure you get your candy money turned in by this date.

All 8th graders who missed the meeting on Wednesday night please come to the office to pick up materials to request your 9th grade schedule.

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Friday, March 20, 2015

Good Morning –

Attention students – Yeah – the water bottles are in which will be distributed on Monday.  Check with your first hour teacher on Monday to get your coupon.  You can choose either one ticket for a water bottle or two tickets for a pair of Oakridge custom socks.  The sale does not end until Friday, March 27th, so keep selling your candy.  We do have two boxes of candy that have been returned to the office.  If you are still selling candy stop in the office and pick up a box if you want one.

Today (3/20) is the end of the third marking period.  Touch base with your teachers to make sure you are caught up on all of your assignments.

Junior Elite try outs for softball will be held on today, March 19th from 7:00 – 9:00 pm and Sunday, March 22nd from 6:30 – 8:30 pm in the middle school gym.

All 8th graders who missed the meeting on Wednesday night please come to the office to pick up materials to request your 9th grade schedule.

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Thursday, March 19 2015

Good Morning –

Attention students – We do have two boxes of candy that have been returned to the office.  If you are still selling candy stop in the office and pick up a box. 

This Friday (3/20) is the end of the third marking period.  Touch base with your teachers to make sure you are caught up on all of your assignments.

All second hour band students need to report to Mr. Holmberg’s class today.  Please bring your AR Book and homework to work on.

Junior Elite try outs for softball will be held on today, March 19th from 7:00 – 9:00 pm and Sunday, March 22nd from 6:30 – 8:30 pm in the middle school gym.

All students who are interested in running track this season, please report to the cafeteria at this time.

All 8th graders who missed the meeting last night, please come to the office to pick up materials to request your 9th grade schedule.

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Wednesday, March 18 2015

Good Morning –

Attention students – We do have two boxes of candy that have been returned to the office.  If you are still selling candy stop in the office and pick up a box. 

This Friday (3/20) is the end of the third marking period.  Touch base with your teachers to make sure you are caught up on all of your assignments.

We hope to see all current 8th grade students with their parents at the Scheduling for 9th Grade event today, March 18th at 6:00 pm in our auditorium.  This one-hour presentation will cover high school graduation requirements, how to schedule for 9th grade, and options during high school to be aware of.

Junior Elite try outs for softball will be held on Thursday, March 19th from 7:00 – 9:00 pm and Sunday,March 22nd from 6:30 – 8:30 pm in the middle school gym.

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Tuesday, March 17 2015

Good Morning –

The 7th grade team finished their season last night with a hard fought loss to Montague 16-25 and 21-25.  Leading servers were Tori Izaguirre with 3 points, Kylee Upson with 5 points, Taryn Thompson with 4 points, and Brianna Pastor with 6 points.  Offensively Grace Florez, Tori, Taryn, Kylee, and Jessica Smith led the way with set ups and a spike while Paige Williamsen and Brianna Pastor led the team defensively with digs and saves.  Congratulations on a winning season of 21 wins and 12 losses.  We will have a team pizza party Thursday after school.  More information will be shared once Ms. Dutton and Mr. Rieger work out the details.

The 8th grade Lady Eagles came to end last night with a hard fought lost to Montague.

The Eagles were led by strong serving from Kennidie Streed, Halle Jennings, and Madison Carroll.  Kaylie Piper and Madison Carroll both had kills.  Thanks for a great season!  This Thursday we will have a final team get together right after school.  Make sure to bring your clean uniform!

The annual candy sale is still going strong.  A reminder to all students – You can continue to keep selling, but candy can no longer be returned.  The water bottles should be in by the end of the week so listen overhead and we will announce when they are in.

This Friday (3/20) is the end of the third marking period.  Touch base with your teachers to make sure you are caught up on all of your assignments.

We hope to see all current 8th grade students with their parents at the Scheduling for 9th Grade event this Wednesday, March 18th at 6:00 pm in our auditorium.  This one-hour presentation will cover high school graduation requirements, how to schedule for 9th grade, and options during high school to be aware of.

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Monday, March 16 2015

Good Morning –

The volleyball teams begin the first round of tournament play today.  All players will be released at 2:35 pm today to board the bus for Montague.  Good luck to both teams!

The annual candy sale is still going strong.  A reminder to all students – Any candy that you have at home or here at school has to be turned in today if you are not going to sell it.  You can continue to keep selling, but no candy can be returned after today.  If you need to call home to have someone bring it in, stop in the office and take care of this.  The water bottles should be in very soon so listen overhead and we will announce when they are in.

This Friday (3/20) is the end of the third marking period.  Touch base with your teachers to make sure you are caught up on all of your assignments.

Softball registration forms for majors and junior are available to be picked up in the middle school office.

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Friday, March 13 2015

 

Good Morning –

Congratulations to the 7th grade volleyball team on last night’s 4-0 victory over Ravenna.  Scores were 21-12, 21-10, 23-21, and 21-13.  Leading servers were Arin Wildig with 8 points, Keeley Delora and Jessica Smith each with 6 points, Breeanna Jasick and Grace Florez each with 5 points, and  Brianna Pastor with 4 points.  The team played a very solid game with only 2 droped balls and 7 team set-ups.  Setting up the girls for their offense was Grace Florez, Tori Izaguirre and Arin Wildig, and then spiking it down was Kallie Basch, Brianna Pastor, Jessica Smith, Taryn Thompson, and Macy Whipple.  Our defense was led by Paige Williamsen who moved all over the court returning serves and digging out everything close to her.  Awesome job ladies!

The 8th grade Lady Eagles defeated the Ravenna Bulldogs in match play 3-1 last night.  The Eagles had strong serving from Halle Jennings, Jenna Lowry, and Kayla Fessenden.  The Lady Eagles offense was powered by attacks from 10 different players.  Kaylie Piper had 8 kills and Claire Blackburn had 6 kills.  Kennidie Streed, Jenna Lowry, and Kayla Fessenden combined together to set up 58 attacks.  The Lady Eagles play Montague on Monday in the first round of tournament play.

The annual candy sale is in full swing.  The total of all monies collected as of Tuesday, March 10th is $11,654.40.   Here are the top selling four classrooms:

4th place                      Ms. Hansen $1,259.75

3rd place                     Ms. Cooper $1,469.80

2nd place                     Mrs. Mattson $1,500.00

1st place                      Mr. Tate $1,620.75

A reminder to the students – the top selling classroom will receive a pizza party.  The final date to return any unsold candy is this Monday, March 16th.  This will give you the weekend to sell the rest of your candy.  Students can continue to sell candy after this date, you just cannot return any unsold candy.  The water bottles should be in very soon so listen overhead and we will announce when they are in.  Hang onto your tickets and you can pick one up if that is what you decide you want.

Softball registration forms for majors and junior are available to be picked up in the middle school office.

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Thursday, March 12 2015

Good Morning –

The volleyball teams play Ravenna today at Ravenna.  All players will be dismissed today at 2:40 pm to board the bus.  Good luck to both teams.

The annual candy sale is in full swing.  Students are selling multiple boxes of candy so they can be entered into the drawing to win one of the fabulous prizes.  This year we also have something new.  Students can sell one box of candy and receive a water bottle or they can sell two boxes and receive a pair of Eagle Crew Socks.  Check out the picture of these cool socks on the middle school office window.  Also as a reminder to the students – the top selling classroom will receive a pizza party.  Another candy order has been placed and we should receive that candy late today.  As a result of this, Mr. Holmberg has extended the date for you to return unsold candy to next Monday, March 16th.  This will give you the weekend to sell the rest of your candy.  The water bottles should be in very soon so listen overhead and we will announce when they are in.  Hang onto your tickets and you can pick one up if that is what you decide you want.

Softball registration forms for majors and junior are available to be picked up in the middle school office.

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Wednesday, March 11 2015

Good Morning –

Great job to the 7th grade volleyball team at last night’s match with Whitehall.  The girls split the 4 games with scores of 16-21, 21-12, 25-24, and 18-21.  Serving leaders were:  Kallie Basch, Grace Florez, Beanna Jasick, Celine Smith, Taryn Thompson, and Paige Williamsen with 100% serving accuracy.  Brianna Pastor had 7 points, Taryn had 6 points, and Breeanna Jasick had 7 points.  Other  offensive contributors were:  Keeley Delora, Grace Florez, and Tori Izaguirre each with 10 sets and Jessica Smith with 5 attacks and 5 spikes, Brianna Pastor with 2 attacks and 2 spikes, and Kylee Upson with 2 attacks and 2 spikes.  Defensively the girls were all solid, but were led by digs from Emma Pratt, Paige Williamsen, and Brianna Pastor.  Congratulations ladies on your improvements throughout the season, keep up the hard work!

The 8th grade Lady Eagles played a tough match last night against Whitehall last night.  The first two games were exciting with the scores of 23-25 and 20-22.  The second two games were just as exciting with the Eagles pulling out a victory of 21-16.  All the Lady Eagles played well with some players reaching certain milestones - Savannah Maycroft and Halle Jennings reached their highest serving percentage this season.  As a team the Lady Eagles had their highest number of defensive digs and block touches with 15 and 5.  Just a reminder to the 8th grade Eagles - do not forget about the team dinner tonight after practice.  Play on!

The annual candy sale is in full swing.  Students are selling multiple boxes of candy so they can be entered into the drawing to win one of the fabulous prizes.  This year we also have something new.  Students can sell one box of candy and receive a water bottle or they can sell two boxes and receive a pair of Eagle Crew Socks.  Check out the picture of these cool socks on the middle school office window.  Also as a reminder to the students – the top selling classroom will receive a pizza party.  Another candy order has been placed and we should receive that candy either late today or tomorrow at the latest.  As a result of this, Mr. Holmberg has extended the date for you to return unsold candy to next Monday, March 16th.  This will give you the weekend to sell the rest of your candy.  The water bottles should be in very soon so listen overhead and we will announce when they are in.  Hang onto your tickets and you can pick one up if that is what you decide you want.

All fifth hour choir students will be rehearsing today at 11:30 am.  The choir will be performing a concert for all to enjoy today, at 7:00 pm in the auditorium.  Please try and attend this event and enjoy the students performing.

Softball registration forms for majors and junior are available to be picked up in the middle school office.

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Tuesday, March 10 2015

Good Morning –

The volleyball teams play Whitehall today here at Oakridge.  The seventh grade game begins at 4:00 pm with the eighth grade game to follow.  Student admission is only $2.00 so try and attend this event and support the girls if you can.

The annual candy sale is in full swing.  Students are selling multiple boxes of candy so they can be entered into the drawing to win one of the fabulous prizes.  This year we also have something new.  Students can sell one box of candy and receive a water bottle or they can sell two boxes and receive a pair of Eagle Crew Socks.  Check out the picture of these cool socks on the middle school office window.  Also as a reminder to the students – the top selling classroom will receive a pizza party.  We did receive 25 more boxes of candy this morning, but it has already been distributed to the students.  Another order has been placed and we should receive that candy this Thursday.  As a result of this, Mr. Holmberg has extended the date for you to return unsold candy to next Monday, March 16th.  This will give you the weekend to sell the rest of your candy.  The water bottles should be in later today so listen overhead and we will announce when they are in.  Hang onto your tickets and you can pick one up if that is what you decide you want.

Tomorrow, March 11th is another Late Start for students.  Students will report to their bus stop exactly one hour later.

All fourth hour choir students will be rehearsing for the concert today at 12:00 noon.  The choir will be performing a concert for all to enjoy this Wednesday, March 11th at 7:00 pm in the auditorium.  Please try and attend this event and enjoy the students performing.

Softball registration forms for majors and junior are available to be picked up in the middle school office.

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Monday, March 9 2015

Good Morning –

The volleyball teams play Whitehall tomorrow here at Oakridge.  The seventh grade game begins at 4:00 pm with the eighth grade game to follow.  Student admission is only $2.00 so try and attend this event and support the girls if you can.

The annual candy sale is in full swing.  Students are selling multiple boxes of candy so they can be entered into the drawing to win one of the fabulous prizes.  This year we also have something new.  Students can sell one box of candy and receive a water bottle or they can sell two boxes and receive a pair of Eagle Crew Socks.  Check out the picture of these cool socks on the middle school office window.  Also as a reminder to the students – the top selling classroom will receive a pizza party.  The graphs listing the individual classrooms and the total amount of money collected so far will be listed shortly.  At this time we are completely out of candy, but we expect more today or tomorrow at the very latest.  As a result of this, Mr. Holmberg has extended the date for you to return unsold candy to next Monday, March 16th.  This will give you the weekend to sell the rest of your candy.  Please give your name to your first hour teacher if you want more candy.

This Wednesday, March 11th is another Late Start for students.  Students will report to their bus stop exactly one hour later.

The choir will be performing a concert for all to enjoy this Wednesday, March 11th at 7:00 pm in the auditorium.  Please try and attend this event and enjoy the students performing.

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Friday, March 6 2015

Good Morning –

Great Job Lady Eagles on last night’s victory over the Norse of N. Muskegon!  Scores of the games were:  21-7, 21-17, 15-21, and 21-5.  Serving at 100% and for 6 points was Paige Williamsen.  Grace Florez had 9 points, Breeanna Jasick had 9 points, Arin Wildig and Emma Pratt each had 4 points and the high point earner with 12 serves in a row for 12 points was Tori Izaguirre.  The team had 11 team set-ups with Brianna Pastor leading with 5 attacks and 2 spikes, Emma Pratt with 2 attacks and Breeanna Jasick with 1 attack and 1 spike.  Congratulations girls!!

Last night the Lady Eagles destroyed North Muskegon 4-0.  The scores were 21-11, 21-7, 21-7, and 21-11.  All the girls played well and came together as a team.  They stuck to the fundamentals and all their hard work paid off.  Kennidie Streed served 25 times with a success rate of 88%!  Halle Jennings, Payton Whitaker, Kahri Pots, Jenna Lowry, Claire Blackburn, and Savannah Maycroft all had serving percentages at or over 80%.  Kaylie Piper, Savannah Maycroft, and Madison Carroll all had kills.  Claire Blackburn, Sydnee Little, and Madison Sahagun-Bisson help set up the attacking game with great passing. 

The Eagles play Whitehall on Tuesday in their last HOME game of the season.

The annual candy sale is in full swing.  Students are selling multiple boxes of candy so they can be entered into the drawing to win one of the fabulous prizes.  This year we also have something new.  Students can sell one box of candy and receive a water bottle or they can sell two boxes and receive a pair of Eagle Crew Socks.  Check out the picture of these cool socks on the middle school office window.  Also as a reminder to the students – the top selling classroom will receive a pizza party.  The graphs listing the individual classrooms and the total amount of money collected so far will be listed shortly.  At this time we are completely out of candy, but we expect more on Monday.  As a result of this, Mr. Holmberg has extended the date for you to return unsold candy to Monday, March 16th.  This will give you the weekend to sell the rest of your candy.  Please give your name to your first hour teacher if you want more candy.

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Thursday, March 4 2015

Good Morning –

The volleyball teams play North Muskegon today here at Oakridge.  The seventh grade game begins at 4:00 pm with the eighth grade game to follow.  Student admission is only $2.00 so try and attend this event and support the girls if you can.  Good luck to both teams!

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Tuesday, March 3 2015

Good Morning –

The volley ball teams travel to Mason County Central today.  The girls will be dismissed from class at 1:40 pm to board the bus which leaves at 1:45pm.  Good luck to both teams!

The entire Middle School staff and student body joins together to congratulate Jaden Parker on qualifying for the State National Geographic Bee finals to be held Friday, March 27th, at the Fetzer Center in Kalamazoo.  Only the top 100 students in the state of Michigan qualify for this level of the competition.  Congratulations and best of luck at the State finals, Jaden.  Way to demonstrate Eagle Pride!

A staff meeting is scheduled for Wednesday (3/4) at 2:55 pm in the high school media center.

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Monday, March 2 2015

Good Morning –

The volley ball teams travel to Mason County Central tomorrow.  The girls will be dismissed from class at 1:40 pm to board the bus which leaves at 1:45pm.  Good luck to both teams!

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Friday, February 27 2015

Good Morning –

The seventh grade volleyball team lost a hard fought set of games to Montague with scores of 17-21, 15-21, 11-21 and 15-21.  Serving leaders were Kylee Upson with 13 points and Grace Florez with 6 points.  The girls had 6 set ups with spikes by Emma Pratt, Jessica Smith and Taryn Thompson.  Practice today from 3-5.

The 8th Grade Lady Eagles split last night with Montague.  After starting off slow, the girls got their groove back and took the last games.  Jenna Lowry had a perfect night serving, followed by strong serving from Madison Carroll, Claire Blackburn and Kyla Feessenden.  Claire Blackburn and Madison Carroll both scored points off of attacks last night.  Back row passing from Savannah Maycroft, Payton Whitaker, Madison Sahagun-Bisson,  Sydnee Little, and Halle Jennings helped the Eagles set up 45 attacks last night!  Good job Ladies and we will see you at today's practice.

All students will be attending an assembly today.  Students will be dismissed at 2:15 pm from your seventh hour class to attend this event.

Today's Share the love with others challenge is to make someone's day. You may want to call a family member you know would love to hear from you. Maybe you could give a hug or a compliment to someone in need. Leave a treat or a word of encouragement in a note to a parent, guardian, sibling, friend, or teacher. Be creative and have fun making someone's day!

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Good Morning –

The volleyball teams play Montague today here at Oakridge.  The seventh grade game begins at 4:00 pm with the eighth grade game to follow.  Student admission is only $2.00 so try and attend this event and support the team if you can.

A meeting is scheduled for all student council members today (2/26) at 7:45 am in Ms. Reeves’ room #16.

Today's Share the Love with others challenge is to find a way to be helpful at home with your family or your neighbors. Do a chore that you're not normally responsible for or shovel the neighbor's driveway. Come up with a way to be a blessing to someone you care about or who lives near you. What ideas can you come up with?

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Good Morning –

The volleyball teams play Montague tomorrow here at Oakridge.  The seventh grade game begins at 4:00 pm with the eighth grade game to follow.  Student admission is only $2.00 so try and attend this event and support the team if you can.

A meeting is scheduled for all student council members tomorrow (2/26) at 7:45 am in Ms. Reeves’ room #16.

Today's Share the Love with others challenge is to speak ONLY kind words. For one day, keep every negative thought, frustration or complaint to yourself and only share your positive comments with others. And every time you do have a negative thought, counter it out loud with a positive one. See the silver lining in the cloud in every situation. See how that feels, and you may decide to keep it up tomorrow too!

Department meetings are scheduled for today at 2:55 pm.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Good Morning –

The volleyball teams play Shelby today here at Oakridge.  The seventh grade team begins play at 4:00 pm with the 8th grade to follow.  Student admission is only $2.00 so try and attend these games if you can.  Good luck girls.

Volleyball pictures with Geskus are scheduled for today at 2:45 pm.  Stop in the office and pick up a flyer if you need one.

The rest of this week we're going to focus on sharing love with others, whether at home, school, or wherever you are.  One way to do this is to spend time listening.  Listen without judgment, and maybe without even saying a word.  Perhaps one of the greatest gifts you can give someone is being fully present with them.  As you go through the day, find opportunities to show you care by truly listening to those around you.

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Monday, February 23, 2015

Good Morning –

The volleyball teams play Shelby tomorrow here at Oakridge.  The seventh grade team begins play at 4:00 pm with the 8th grade to follow.  Student admission is only $2.00 so try and attend these games if you can.  Good luck girls.

Volleyball pictures with Geskus are scheduled for tomorrow at 2:45 pm.  Stop in the office and pick up a flyer if you need one.

The following students need to report to Room 16 at the end of this hour:

Courtney Schalifoe

Geneva Smith

Maranda Anderson

Madison Bisson

Claire Blackburn

Halle Jennings

Taryn Thompson

Amber Wilterdink

Dean Tibbs

The final Share the Love within yourself challenge is two different quotes by unknown authors, both about confidence. The first is this: “Confidence and success are intertwined. You can’t have one without the other.” And second, “Inhale confidence, Exhale doubt.” Hold your head high today and be confident in yourself!

All 6th and 7th hour shop students need to bring an AR book or homework and pencils to shop class today.

Department Chair meetings are scheduled for today at 2:55 pm in the high school conference room.

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Good Morning –

The volleyball teams were supposed to travel to Hart today, but they are not in session today so the games have been cancelled.  Both 7th and 8th grade teams will still have practice today from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

Today's Share the Love quote - Today's quote for share the love within yourself is by Johnny Depp. He said, "I think everyone is weird. We should all celebrate our individuality and not be ashamed of it." What do you think?

The Oakridge Parent Club is looking for donations of clean, used stuffed animals for one of the games at the Carnival.  If you have any you would like to donate, please drop them off.  Just to clarify that the stuffed animals are required to be clean and smoke free.

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Good Morning –

The 7th grade volleyball team had a split decision with Ravenna last night, winning 2 matches 21-18 and 21-9 and losing 2 very close and hard fought matches 19-21 and 21-23.  High point servers for the Eagles were:

Tori Izaguirre with 14 points, 13 of them consecutively

Brianna Pastor with 7 points and

Jessica Smith with 5 points

Paige Williamson had 100% serving accuracy and 4 points.

As a team there were 5 set-ups with spikes made by Breeanna Jasick, Kylee Upson and Paige Williamson.

Practice today at 3, be ready to work hard!

The 8th grade volleyball team’s announcements will be ready tomorrow.  Coach Rieger was unable to complete the stats due to the fact that he was distraught over losing his small green pal.

Both teams travel to Hart tomorrow to take on the pirates.  Volleyball players will be dismissed at 2:05 pm to board the busses which will be leaving at 2:15 pm.

Today's Share the Love within yourself quote is by Louise L Hay: “You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” Focus on the positive things within yourself today! How might that make a difference in your day?

The Oakridge Parent Club is looking for donations of clean, used stuffed animals for one of the games at the Carnival.  If you have any you would like to donate, please drop them off.  Just to clarify that the stuffed animals are required to be clean and smoke free.

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Good Morning –

This week's challenge for share the love in February is to love your own self. Lucille Ball said, "Love yourself first and everything else falls into line.  You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world."  Talk about this with your class.  Why do you think this could be true?

The Oakridge Parent Club is looking for donations of clean, used stuffed animals for one of the games at the Carnival.  If you have any you would like to donate, please drop them off.  Just to clarify that the stuffed animals are required to be clean and smoke free.

A health and wellness fair will be held at the high school today.  From 3:00 – 6:00 pm free health screenings will be available.  From more information contact 672-3201. 

Attention students – The clocks in the hallways and classrooms are now in complete sync and the time is correct.  As a result of this, you will have to be to class on time.  This improvement in the building will benefit us all.

Tomorrow is another Late Start Day.  Students will report to your bus stop and school exactly one hour later.

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Friday, February 13, 2015

Good Morning –

Good Job last night to the 7th grade volleyball team on your win over Whitehall.  The scores were: 3-1.  21-19, 22-20, 21-12, and 17-21.  Leading servers were:  Emma Pratt with 9 points, Jessica Smith and Taryn Thompson with 7points each, and Keeley Delora, Tori Izaguirre , and Grace Florez with 5 points each.

Serving at 100% were Grace Florez, Breeanna Jasick, Brianna Pastor, Jessica Smith and Taryn Thompson.  As a team the girls had 86% serving accuracy which is phenomenal!!

Also on offense were Keeley Delora and Tori Izaguirre with some great set ups for Breeanna Jasick, Emma Pratt and Jessica Smith to attack and spike over the net.

The defensive specialist for the evening was Brianna Pastor for her quick footwork and smart thinking to get to every ball that came her way.

Remember no practice today, enjoy the dance, but we WILL have practice Monday from 3-5 to get ready for our first home game against Ravenna on Tuesday!!

The 8th grade Lady Eagles played a tough match last night against Whitehall.  The ladies had some strong serving from Kennidie Streed, Kahri Potts, Jenna Lowry, Kayla Fessenden, Kaylie Piper and Madison Carroll.  Payton Whitaker and Kennidie Streed each had a spike during the game.  The team is improving every day!  Good job last night ladies and enjoy the dance today!

The Oakridge Parent Club is looking for donations of clean, used stuffed animals for one of the games at the Carnival.  If you have any you would like to donate, please drop them off.  Just to clarify that the stuffed animals are required to be clean and smoke free.

Mid-Winter Break is this Monday, February 16th.  Enjoy the day off!

The Valentine’s Day dance will be this today, February 13th from 3:00 until 4:30 pm.  Student admission is $3.00.  This is a semi-formal dance so no ripped jeans, sweat pants, or hoodies.  Please dress nicely. 

Attention students – The clocks in the hallways and classrooms are now in complete sync and the time is correct.  As a result of this, you will have to be to class on time.  This improvement in the building will benefit us all.

Today’s challenge for Share the Love within your school is to smile. It may sound simple, but give it a try. Consciously work at smiling at those around you today and see what happens! Someone once said, “Fake it ‘til you make it!” Even if you’re not feeling the smile, faking it might be the ticket to your happiness and those around you today! And now discuss with your class how your secret challenge went yesterday. Reveal yours with your teacher and classmates and talk about how it went.

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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Good Morning –

The Oakridge Parent Club is looking for donations of clean, used stuffed animals for one of the games at the Carnival.  If you have any you would like to donate, please drop them off.  Just to clarify that the stuffed animals are required to be clean and smoke free.        

Mid-Winter Break is next Monday, February 16th.  Enjoy the day off!

The girls’ volleyball teams travel to Whitehall to take on the Vikings.  The girls will be dismissed at 2:25 pm to board the bus that will be leaving at 2:30 pm. Good luck to both teams.

The Valentine’s Day dance will be this Friday, February 13th from 3:00 until 4:30 pm.  Student admission is $3.00.  This is a semi-formal dance so no ripped jeans, sweat pants, or hoodies.  Please dress nicely.  Chaperones are needed as soon as possible.  If we do not have enough by the end of today we will have to cancel the dance.  The dance committee members need to stay after school for a meeting in regards to the dance tomorrow.

Today's Share the Love challenge is your own secret mission.  This morning you will be given a secret activity to do throughout the day.  Come back tomorrow prepared to share how you shared the love today!  And discuss right now what kind of a difference you made by helping others yesterday…

Attention students – The clocks in the hallways and classrooms are now in complete sync and the time is correct.  As a result of this, you will have to be to class on time.  This improvement in the building will benefit us all. 

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Good Morning –

Congratulations to the 7th grade volleyball team on their 4-0 victory over North Muskegon.  The girls won with scores of 21-5, 21-10, 21-13, and 21-12.  High scorers for the evening were:  Emma Pratt with 9 points and Celine Smith, Jessica Smith and Victoria Izaguirre with 8 points each.  Serving at 100% were: Grace Florez, Brianna Pastor and Taryn Thompon.  Setting up attacks were Keeley Delora, Grace Florez, Brianna Pastor, and Arin Wildig.  And pounding the Norsemen were Emma Pratt, Jessica Smith, and Kylee Upson each with one spike.  Great Job Ladies!!   Practice will be today to prepare for our games against Whitehall on Thursday.

The 8th grade lady Eagles split their match with North Muskegon last night.  The 8th grade did a great job running the new offense and defense.  The leading servers were Madison Shagun-Bisson with 80% and Jenna Lowry with 75%.  Claire Blackburn, Kyla Fessenden, and Madison Carroll all had spikes.  Keep up the good work ladies!  We play Whitehall at Whitehall on Thursday.

Mid-Winter Break is next Monday, February 16th.  Enjoy the day off!

Today is Student Count Day.  Students make sure you come to school and are on time to your first hour class. 

Just a reminder to all staff – a staff meeting is scheduled for today at 2:55 pm in the high school media center.  All after school tutoring will be cancelled for today due to the staff meeting.

The Valentine’s Day dance will be this Friday, February 13th from 3:00 until 4:30 pm.  Student admission is $3.00.  This is a semi-formal dance so no ripped jeans, sweat pants, or hoodies.  Please dress nicely.  Chaperones are needed as soon as possible.  If we do not have enough by today we will have to cancel the dance.

Today's challenge for Share the Love within your school is to offer help to someone. Find someone who looks like they could use help and offer it. Hold a door open for someone, help pick up someone’s things, carry someone’s books. Look for ways to help your teachers, your friends, and anyone else you see. You can even help at home!! Be ready to report back to your class tomorrow on how it went!

Attention students – The clocks in the hallways and classrooms are now in complete sync and the time is correct.  As a result of this, you will have to be to class on time.  This improvement in the building will benefit us all.

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Good Morning –

Our middle school volleyball teams travel to North Muskegon today for their first game of the season.  Athletes will be dismissed at 2:35pm.  Good luck girls, beat the Norsemen!

Mid-Winter Break is next Monday, February 16th.  Enjoy the day off!

Tomorrow is Student Count Day.  Students make sure you come to school and are on time to your first hour class. 

Just a reminder to all staff – a staff meeting is scheduled for tomorrow at 2:55 pm in the high school media center.

The Valentine’s Day dance will be this Friday, February 13th from 3:00 until 4:30 pm.  This is a semi-formal dance so no ripped jeans, sweat pants, or hoodies.  Please dress nicely.  Chaperones are needed as soon as possible.  If we do not have enough by Wednesday we will have to cancel the dance.

Attention students – The clocks in the hallways and classrooms are now in complete sync and the time is correct.  As a result of this, you will have to be to class on time.  This improvement in the building will benefit us all.

Today's challenge for Share the Love within your school is to encourage someone who needs it. Look around for others who need a little love and encouragement and say something kind and hopeful! You never know the difference you might make for someone. Take a minute now to talk with your class about the ways you were able to leave the school better than when you found it yesterday and also talk about some ways you might encourage others today.

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Monday, February 9, 2015

Good Morning –

Mid-Winter Break is next Monday, February 16th.  Enjoy the day off!

The Valentine’s Day dance will be this Friday, February 13th from 3:00 until 4:30 pm.  This is a semi-formal dance so no ripped jeans, sweat pants, or hoodies.  Please dress nicely.  Chaperones are needed as soon as possible.  If we do not have enough by Wednesday we will have to cancel the dance.

Attention students – The clocks in the hallways and classrooms are now in complete sync and the time is correct.  As a result of this, you will have to be to class on time.  This improvement in the building will benefit us all.

This week our focus for is Sharing the Love within our school. We will be finding a way each day to make a difference in some way. Today your charge is to leave the school better than when you found it. Pick up someone's lunch tray when they're finished. Pick up any trash in the hallway. Look for a way to brighten the physical atmosphere. Be ready to report to your teacher tomorrow if you were able to do it!

 


 
 
Friday, February 6, 2015

Good Morning –

Throughout the month of February, we will celebrate Sharing the Love in different ways and with different people. This week we'll focus on sharing love with those around us and in our community.  On Wednesday we partnered with Kids Food Basket in Muskegon to feed hungry kids.  As a part of that initiative, we are participating in a food drive.  Please consider donating the following items to Kids Food Basket: fruit cups, pudding cups, and Jello cups. There is a display in the office where you can donate. Our goal is 15 crates of food throughout the month of February!  A Share the Love thought for today: An unknown author wrote, “I wondered why somebody didn’t do something.  Then I realized, I am somebody.”

The Youth Soccer Program is holding their last signup this Saturday, February 7th from 10:00 am – 2:00 in the high school by the gym.  Registration forms will be available at the location.

Report cards will be mailed home on today.  Please take and minute and review your grades with your parents.

Attention students – The clocks in the hallways and classrooms are now in complete sync and the time is correct.  As a result of this, you will have to be to class on time.  This improvement in the building will benefit us all. 

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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Good Morning –

Throughout the month of February, we will celebrate Sharing the Love in different ways and with different people. This week we'll focus on sharing love with those around us and in our community.  Yesterday we partnered with Kids Food Basket in Muskegon to feed hungry kids.  As a part of that initiative, we are participating in a food drive.  Please consider donating the following items to Kids Food Basket: fruit cups, pudding cups, and jello cups. There is a display in the office where you can donate. Our goal is 15 crates of food throughout the month of February!  Today's Share the Love quote is by Mother Teresa. She said, "If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.

The Youth Soccer Program is holding their last signups on the following dates and times:

Saturday, February 7th from 10:00 am – 2:00 in the high school by the gym

Registration forms will be available at all locations.

Middle School Student Council will be holding a meeting today (2/5) at 7:45 am to plan and prepare for the Valentine's Day Dance AND to collect the final money for our fundraiser.

Report cards will be mailed home on Friday.  Please take and minute and review your grades with your parents.

 

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Good Morning –

Today to celebrate Share the Love month, we have a short story:

“Once upon a time, there was a wise man whom used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach before he began his work.  One day, as he was walking along the shore, he looked down the beach and saw a human figure moving like a dancer. He smiled to himself at the thought of someone who would dance to the day, and so, he walked faster to catch up.  As he got closer, he noticed that the figure was that of a young man, and that what he was doing was not dancing at all. The young man was reaching down to the shore, picking up small objects, and throwing them into the ocean.

He came closer still and called out "Good morning! May I ask what it is that you are doing?"
The young man paused, looked up, and replied "Throwing starfish into the ocean."
"I must ask, then, why are you throwing starfish into the ocean?" asked the somewhat startled wise man.
To this, the young man replied, "The sun is up and the tide is going out. If I don't throw them in, they'll die."
Upon hearing this, the wise man commented, "But, young man, do you not realize that there are miles and miles of beach and there are starfish all along every mile? You can't possibly make a difference!"
At this, the young man bent down, picked up yet another starfish, and threw it into the ocean. As it met the water, he said, 
"It made a difference for that one.” 

Today, each of you will have the chance to make a difference in the life of one young child by decorating a bag in which our high school seniors will fill with snacks.  Try to draw and color pictures that will brighten that child's day!

Today is half day for all students.  School will be dismissed at 11:05 am.

The Youth Soccer Program is holding their last signups on the following dates and times:

Today, February 4th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm in the middle school cafeteria

Saturday, February 7th from 10:00 am – 2:00 in the high school by the gym

Registration forms will be available at all locations.

Middle School Student Council will be hold a meeting this Thursday (2/5) at 7:45 am to plan and prepare for the Valentine's Day Dance and to collect money for our fundraiser.  

 

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Good Morning –

Throughout the month of February, we will celebrate Sharing the Love in different ways and with different people. This week we'll focus on sharing love with those around us and in our community. Wednesday we will be partnering with Kids Food Basket in Muskegon to feed hungry kids. You will learn more about this great organization then. As a part of that initiative, we are participating in a food drive, which starts today. Please consider donating the following items to Kids Food Basket: fruit cups, pudding cups, and jello cups. There is a display in the office where you can donate. Our goal is 15 crates of food throughout the month of February!

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, "The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”

Tomorrow is half day for all students.  School will be dismissed at 11:05 am.

The Youth Soccer Program is holding their last signups on the following dates and times:

Wednesday, February 4th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm in the middle school cafeteria

Saturday, February 7th from 10:00 am – 2:00 in the high school by the gym

Registration forms will be available at all locations.

 

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Friday, January 30, 2015

Good Morning –

A reminder to all student council members – the fundraiser money and forms are due this Friday, January 30th.  You can turn in your funds and money to Room #16, Ms. Reeves room anytime between today and this Friday.

The weight room will only be open Tuesdays and Thursdays after school for football weightlifting.

All middle school athletes are invited to participate in work outs with the physical trainer, Mike Braid after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  These sessions are from 3:00 – 4:00 pm in the high school gym.

The Youth Soccer Program is holding their last three signups on the following dates and times:

Saturday, January 31st from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm in the high school by the gym

Wednesday, February 4th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm in the middle school cafeteria

Saturday, February 7th from 10:00 am – 2:00 in the high school by the gym

Registration forms will be available at all locations.

 

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Good Morning –

A reminder to all student council members – the fundraiser money and forms are due this Friday, January 30th.  You can turn in your funds and money to Room #16, Ms. Reeves room anytime between today and this Friday.

The weight room will only be open Tuesdays and Thursdays after school for football weightlifting.

All middle school athletes are invited to participate in work outs with the physical trainer, Mike Braid after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  These sessions are from 3:00 – 4:00 pm in the high school gym.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Good Morning –

A reminder to all student council members – the fundraiser money and forms are due this Friday, January 30th.  You can turn in your funds and money to Room #16, Ms. Reeves room anytime between today and this Friday.

The weight room will only be open Tuesdays and Thursdays after school for football weightlifting.

All middle school athletes are invited to participate in work outs with the physical trainer, Mike Braid after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  These sessions are from 3:00 – 4:00 pm in the high school gym.

Attention Staff – Department meetings will be held tomorrow at 2:55 pm.

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Good Morning –

A reminder to all student council members – the fundraiser money and forms are due this Friday, January 30th.  You can turn in your funds and money to Room #16, Ms. Reeves room anytime between today and this Friday.

The weight room will only be open Tuesdays and Thursdays after school for football weightlifting.

All middle school athletes are invited to participate in work outs with the physical trainer, Mike Braid after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  These sessions are from 3:00 – 4:00 pm in the high school gym.

Attention Staff – Department Chair meetings will be held today at 2:55 pm.

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Friday, January 23, 2015

 

Good Morning –

Attention all volleyball players – Practice for today has been cancelled.  All players will have their first practice on Monday, January 26th.   

A reminder to all student council members – the fundraiser money and forms are due on Friday, January 30th.  You can turn in your funds and money to Room #16, Ms. Reeves room anytime between today and Friday, January 30th.

The weight room will only be open Tuesdays and Thursdays after school for football weightlifting.

All middle school athletes are invited to participate in work outs with the physical trainer, Mike Braid after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  These sessions are from 3:00 – 4:00 pm in the high school gym.

Muskegon Community College Jayhawk Baseball is holding a youth baseball skills and drills camp for all interested individuals.  This includes all individuals through the seventh grade.  Registration forms are available in the middle school office to pick up if you are interested in this event.

The Cannonsburg Ski/Snowboarding trip is scheduled for today.  Pizza will be served in the cafeteria at 11:15 am and a movie will also be shown.  The busses will be departing from the school at exactly 12:30 pm so make sure you are here and ready to board the bus.  If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Bassett.

 

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Good Morning –

Attention all volleyball players – Practice for today and Friday has been cancelled.  All players will have their first practice on Monday, January 26th.    

A reminder to all student council members – the fundraiser money and forms are due on Friday, January 30th.  You can turn in your funds and money to Room #16, Ms. Reeves room anytime between today and Friday, January 30th.

The weight room will only be open Tuesdays and Thursdays after school for football weightlifting.

All middle school athletes are invited to participate in work outs with the physical trainer, Mike Braid after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  These sessions are from 3:00 – 4:00 pm in the high school gym.

Muskegon Community College Jayhawk Baseball is holding a youth baseball skills and drills camp for all interested individuals.  This includes all individuals through the seventh grade.  Registration forms are available in the middle school office to pick up if you are interested in this event.

The Cannonsburg Ski/Snowboarding trip is scheduled for tomorrow.  If you are ordering pizza for tomorrow in the cafeteria, make sure your money is turned into the office by 2:00 pm today.  The busses will be departing from the school at 12:30 pm so make sure you are here and ready to board the bus.  If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Bassett.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Good Morning –

Tryouts for volleyball began on Monday and will be concluded today from 3-5 pm.  Please see Ms. Dutton or Mr. Rieger if you have any questions.

A reminder to all student council members – the fundraiser money and forms are due on Friday, January 30th.  You can turn in your funds and money to Room #16, Ms. Reeves room anytime between today and Friday, January 30th.

The weight room will only be open Tuesdays and Thursdays after school for football weightlifting.

All middle school athletes are invited to participate in work outs with the physical trainer, Mike Braid after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  These sessions are from 3:00 – 4:00 pm in the high school gym.

Muskegon Community College Jayhawk Baseball is holding a youth baseball skills and drills camp for all interested individuals.  This includes all individuals through the seventh grade.  Registration forms are available in the middle school office to pick up if you are interested in this event.

Student exams begin yesterday for all students.  A schedule has already been distributed which should have went home to your parents.  Please stop in the office and pick up another schedule if you need one.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Good Morning –

Tryouts for volleyball began on Monday and will continue today and Wednesday from 3-5 pm.  You MUST have a physical on file with the office in order to try out.  Please see Ms. Dutton or Mr. Rieger if you have any questions.

A reminder to all student council members – the fundraiser money and forms are due on Friday, January 30th.  You can turn in your funds and money to Room #16, Ms. Reeves room anytime between today and Friday, January 30th.

The weight room will only be open Tuesdays and Thursdays after school for football weightlifting.

All middle school athletes are invited to participate in work outs with the physical trainer, Mike Braid after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  These sessions are from 3:00 – 4:00 pm in the high school gym.

Muskegon Community College Jayhawk Baseball is holding a youth baseball skills and drills camp for all interested individuals.  This includes all individuals through the seventh grade.  Registration forms are available in the middle school office to pick up if you are interested in this event.

Student exams begin today for all students.  A schedule has already been distributed which should have went home to your parents.  Please stop in the office and pick up another schedule if you need one.

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Friday, January 16, 2015

Good Morning –

Tryouts for volleyball will be next week Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 3-5 pm.  You MUST have a physical on file with the office in order to try out.  Please see Ms. Dutton or Mr. Rieger if you have any questions.

The weight room will only be open Tuesdays and Thursdays after school for football weightlifting. 

All middle school athletes are invited to participate in work outs with the physical trainer, Mike Braid after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  These sessions are from 3:00 – 4:00 pm in the high school gym.

Muskegon Community College Jayhawk Baseball is holding a youth baseball skills and drills camp for all interested individuals.  This includes all individuals through the seventh grade.  Registration forms are available in the middle school office to pick up if you are interested in this event.

Student exams begin next Tuesday for all students.  A schedule has already been distributed which should of went home to your parents.  Please stop in the office and pick up another schedule if you need one.

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Good Morning –

The Student Council will be holding a meeting today (1/15) at 7:45 am in Ms. Reeves’ Room #16.

There will be an open gym from 3-5pm today.  Any girl that is planning to try out for volleyball is encouraged to attend.

Tryouts for volleyball will be next week Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 3-5 pm.  You MUST have a physical on file with the office in order to try out.  Please see Ms. Dutton or Mr. Rieger if you have any questions.

The Student Council will be picking up recycling today (1/15) after school.  Staff members please have your recycling container placed outside your classroom.

The weight room will only be open today, Tuesday, after school this week. The Mike workout will be on Thursday.  You can meet in the hallway outside the high school gym.

 

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Good Morning –

The boys’ basketball teams both won their games last night in the first round of tournament play.  The next games will be held this Wednesday with the 7th grade team playing at Whitehall at 4:00 pm and the 8th grade team playing at Montague at 5:15 pm.  Good luck to both teams

The Student Council will be holding a meeting this Thursday (1/15) at 7:45 am in Ms. Reeves’ Room #16.

The Student Council will be picking up recycling this Thursday (1/15) after school.  Staff members please have your recycling container placed outside your classroom.

Tomorrow, (1/14) is another Late Start for students.  Students will report to your bus stop or school exactly one hour later.

Yeah Baby, yeah!!!  That’s right, we’re trippin’!!!   The Third annual Oakridge ski & snowboard trip is on!   January 23rd, after our last exam, the bus will depart for Cannonsburg Ski Resort with our next batch of Olympic hopefuls. The cost of this trip is $15 and includes your lift ticket, equipment rental (if you don’t have your own) and transportation.  Look for the information flyers hung around the school, and pick up permission slips in the office.  This trip is limited to the first 50 students who turn in their permission slips and money, but please, only take the forms if you are serious about going.  What a great way to end the semester, and to celebrate being half way to summer.  Come out and watch Shredmaster Bassett and Downhill Dutton battle it out for world’s fastest human on snow.  Those who went last year can tell you what a great time this is.  See Mr. Bassett for any questions. Hope to see ya on the slopes.

The weight room will only be open today, Tuesday, after school this week. The Mike workout will be on Thursday.  You can meet in the hallway outside the high school gym.

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Monday, January 12, 2015

Good Morning
The boys’ basketball teams begin the first round of tournament play today here at Oakridge.  Both teams play Hart with the seventh grade game beginning at 4:00 pm with the eighth grade game to follow.  Student admission is only $2.00 so try and attend this event and support the teams if you can.

This Wednesday, (1/14) is another Late Start for students.  Students will report to your bus stop or school exactly one hour later.

Yeah Baby, yeah!!!  That’s right, we’re trippin’!!!   The Third annual Oakridge ski & snowboard trip is on!   January 23rd, after our last exam, the bus will depart for Cannonsburg Ski Resort with our next batch of Olympic hopefuls. The cost of this trip is $15 and includes your lift ticket, equipment rental (if you don’t have your own) and transportation.  Look for the information flyers hung around the school, and pick up permission slips in the office.  This trip is limited to the first 50 students who turn in their permission slips and money, but please, only take the forms if you are serious about going.  What a great way to end the semester, and to celebrate being half way to summer.  Come out and watch Shredmaster Bassett and Downhill Dutton battle it out for world’s fastest human on snow.  Those who went last year can tell you what a great time this is.  See Mr. Bassett for any questions. Hope to see ya on the slopes.

Football weight training will take place Monday-Wednesday-Friday over the winter. Tuesdays and Thursdays with Mike started last week.  Meet in the hall just outside the high school gym. The coaches are asking that you attend at least one of these, but both would be GREAT!

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Good Morning –

Any girl who wants to play volleyball, please report to the cafeteria at this time for a short meeting.

 

The boys’ basketball teams play Ravenna here at Oakridge today.  The seventh grade game begins at 4:00 pm with the eighth grade game to follow.  Student admission is only $2.00 so try and attend this event and support the teams if you can.

 

A staff meeting is scheduled for this today at 2:55 pm in high school media center.

 

Yeah Baby, yeah!!!  That’s right, we’re trippin’!!!   The Third annual Oakridge ski & snowboard trip is on!   January 23rd, after our last exam, the bus will depart for Cannonsburg Ski Resort with our next batch of Olympic hopefuls. The cost of this trip is $15 and includes your lift ticket, equipment rental (if you don’t have your own) and transportation.  Look for the information flyers hung around the school, and pick up permission slips in the office.  This trip is limited to the first 50 students who turn in their permission slips and money, but please, only take the forms if you are serious about going.  What a great way to end the semester, and to celebrate being half way to summer.  Come out and watch Shredmaster Bassett and Downhill Dutton battle it out for world’s fastest human on snow.  Those who went last year can tell you what a great time this is.  See Mr. Bassett for any questions. Hope to see ya on the slopes.

Football weight training will take place Monday-Wednesday-Friday over the winter. Report to the weight room as soon as possible today and Friday to be able to get your testing completed in order to set your numbers for the winter workouts.  Tuesdays and Thursdays with Mike started this week. The next one takes place on Thursday.  Meet in the hall just outside the high school gym. The coaches are asking that you attend at least one of these, but both would be GREAT!

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Monday, January 05, 2015

Good Morning –

The boys basketball teams will be playing Ravenna this Wednesday here at Oakridge.  The seventh grade game begins at 4:00 pm with the eighth grade game to follow.  Admission for students is only $2.00 so try and attend this event and support the boys if you can.

A staff meeting is scheduled for this Wednesday (1/7) at 2:55 pm in the high school media center.

An open gym is scheduled for all girls interested in playing volleyball for this Thursday (1/8) from 3-5:00 pm.  Please see Ms. Dutton or Mr. Rieger is you have any questions.

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Friday, December 19, 2014

Good Morning –

Penny Wars Update-
A special thank you goes out to ALL students and staff for participating in the Holiday Spirit Week by sending in pennies for the penny wars and dressing up for our daily Christmas themes.  An extra special thank you to the MS Student Council for pulling off Spirit Week, Candy Gram Sales, Penny Wars, Holiday Helpers, and picked up the recycling this week.  Phew, the student council has been busy!

The Candy Cane Grams have been delivered and a special thank you to everyone who purchased a Candy Cane Gram to help support the Holiday Helper Program.

The Penny Wars have also ended and the OMS students and staff raised a grand total of $447.50 to go towards the Holiday Helper program.  Wow, that is a lot of pennies!  Congratulations to the winning Penny War 1st hour class - Mrs. Carlson.  On the last day, Mrs. Carlson's class was able to slide past Mr. Holmberg's first hour to win the grand prize.

1st place - Carlson $98.08

2nd place - Holmberg $84.64

This year the OMS student council and all of the generous people donating to our cause helped 11 families and 29 children this holiday season.  We are excited to be a part of such a wonderful program.  Thank you everyone!

Today (12/19) the kitchen will be serving Christmas dinner.  Make sure you have money in your lunch account if you want to enjoy this meal which consists of:

Ham

Au gratin potatoes

Green bean casserole

Dinner roll

The Don’t Be Mean Month message for today:  Albert Einstein said, “The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd.  The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

 

Good Morning –

Penny Wars Update-

Holmberg still holds the lead, but there are many classes who are catching up each day. Mrs. Carlson's class has moved into second place!  And, the Luttrull/Kent classes are holding 3rd place.  Today is the last day to bring in your loose change! Please remember to bring in your money today and the award will be presented to the class with the highest amount on Friday morning. 

The Student Council is holding Spirit Week this week.  Here is the schedule for you to follow:

Thursday                    Pajama Day

Friday                         Ugly Sweater Day

This Friday (12/19) the kitchen will be serving Christmas dinner.  Make sure you have money in your lunch account if you want to enjoy this meal which consists of:

Ham

Au gratin potatoes

Green bean casserole

Dinner roll

The Don’t Be Mean Month message for today is by actor Leo Howard: “Don’t give in to all the cliques and popularity.  It means nothing.  I know super popular guys, and guess what?  They’re just normal people too.”

 

The middle school choirs will be holding a concert tonight at 7:00 pm in the auditorium.  Please try and attend this concert and enjoy the wonderful holiday music.
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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Good Morning –

We have an update on the Penny Wars!  Mr. Holmberg’s class still holds the lead.  In second and third place are Mrs. Carlson’s and the Luttrull/Kent classesThere are still a few more days to bring in our pennies and remember, all of the money goes to support needy families during this Holiday Season.

The Student Council is holding Spirit Week this week.  Here is the schedule for you to follow:

Wednesday                Favorite Holiday Character Day

Thursday                    Pajama Day

Friday                         Ugly Sweater Day

The middle school will be selling Candy Cane Candy Grams.  They will be sold today during lunch and cost .50 cents.  They will be delivered during 7th hour on Thursday, December 18th.  Please write who you would like the candy gram to go to, their 7th hour teacher, and a short message.

On Monday night, the 7th grade boys’ basketball team won their game against the Shelby Tigers.  They dominated the game with a score of 31-6.  There were many GREAT individual scoring performances.  Scoring for the Eagles:

Zack Campbell           8 pts.

Austin Fairchild         8 pts.  They both lead the team in scoring.

Tyler Carlson             6 pts.

Kolbe Stewart            5 pts.

Jacob Barber and John Terpenning            4 pts. Each

Marcus Rodgers and LeRoy Quinn             3 pts. Each

William Watson, Tanner Karel and Sander Brott all 2 pts.

Mason Wever                        1 pt.

Coach Woodwyk is very proud on your individual performance as well as your team effort.  Blake Cowels gets the hustle award for his performance.  Great job team.

The 8th grade boys’ team also won their game with a score of 21-15.  Scoring for the Eagles:

Logan Bunker            8 pts.

Peyton Young            9 pts.

Jay Thompson           4 for 6 at the free throw line with 4 pts.

Jalen Hughes             3 pts.

T.J. Ruel                      2pts.

Cameron Weaver      2pts.

The Eagles play today at Whitehall.  The players will be dismissed at 2:25 pm to board the bus.

This Friday (12/19) the kitchen will be serving Christmas dinner.  Make sure you have money in your lunch account if you want to enjoy this meal which consists of:

Ham

Au gratin potatoes

Green bean casserole

Dinner roll

The Don’t Be Mean Month message for today – Actress Lucy Hale said, “I don't really believe in cliques - I think everyone can be friends with everyone.” Challenge yourself this week to reach outside your comfort zone and your group of friends and be inclusive. You’ll never know what you’re missing out on if you don’t!

 

The middle school choirs will be holding a concert this Thursday (12/18) at 7:00 pm in the auditorium.  Please try and attend this concert and enjoy the wonderful holiday music.

Attention any 7th or 8th grade girl interested in playing volleyball - An open gym to practice and learn the skills, passing, serving, and hitting is scheduled for today (12/17) from 3-5 pm  in the middle school gym.  See Mr. Rieger or Ms. Dutton if you have any questions.

Today’s "Holidays Around the World" trivia challenge clue is: For the followers of this religion Ramadan is a “month of blessing” marked by prayers, fasting, and charity.  Ramadan focuses on self-sacrifice and devotion to Allah (God).  Ramadan ends with the festival of Eid al-Fitr, literally the “Festival of Breaking the Fast”.

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

 

Good Morning –

We have an update on the Penny Wars!  Mr. Holmberg’s class still holds the lead.  In second and third place are Mrs. Carlson’s and the Luttrull/Kent classesThere are still a few more days to bring in our pennies and remember, all of the money goes to support needy families during this Holiday Season.

The Student Council is holding Spirit Week this week.  Here is the schedule for you to follow:

Monday                      Green and Red Day

Tuesday                      Twin Day

Wednesday                Favorite Holiday Character Day

Thursday                    Pajama Day

Friday                         Ugly Sweater Day

The middle school will be selling Candy Cane Candy Grams.  They will be sold today and tomorrow during lunch and cost .50 cents.  They will be delivered during 7th hour on Thursday, December 18th.  Please write who you would like the candy gram to go to, their 7th hour teacher, and a short message.

This Friday (12/19) the kitchen will be serving Christmas dinner.  Make sure you have money in your lunch account if you want to enjoy this meal which consists of:

Ham

Au gratin potatoes

Green bean casserole

Dinner roll

The Don’t Be Mean Month message for today – Our Don’t Be Mean December quote for the day is by Paul Harris: When an individual, a sect, a clique or a nation hates and despises another individual, sect, clique or nation, he or they simply do not know the objects of their hatred. Ignorance is at the bottom of it.

 

Attention all cheerleaders - Practice will be held today and will held for one hour longer.

 

The middle school choirs will be holding a concert this Thursday (12/18) at 7:00 pm in the auditorium.  Please try and attend this concert and enjoy the wonderful holiday music.

Attention any 7th or 8th grade girl interested in playing volleyball - An open gym to practice and learn the skills, passing, serving, and hitting is scheduled for Wednesday (12/17) from 3-5 pm  in the middle school gym.  See Mr. Rieger or Ms. Dutton if you have any questions.

Today’s "Holidays Around the World" trivia challenge clue is: In Tokyo, they are watching for a god with eyes in the back of his head.  I wonder if this is so he can see who is naughty!  You can also find many people of this ethnic origin in Honolulu.

Just a reminder to all students – you are not allowed in the hallways or at your locker until the warning bell rings at 7:25 am each morning.

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Good Morning –

We have an update on the Penny Wars!  There has been a change in the standings!  In first place is still Mr. Holmberg's class.  But, due to a VERY generous donation from Mrs. Luttrull's classroom, the Kent and Luttrull classes have moved into second place. Following very close behind are Shultz and Vanheest.  Keep up the good work! And, remember, all of the money goes to support needy families during this Holiday Season.

The Student Council will be holding Spirit Week this week.  Here is the schedule for you to follow:

Monday                      Green and Red Day

Tuesday                      Twin Day

Wednesday                Favorite Holiday Character Day

Thursday                    Pajama Day

Friday                         Ugly Sweater Day

The Don’t Be Mean Month message for today - This week’s focus is on cliques.  Webster’s dictionary defines cliques as “a small group of people who spend time together and who are not friendly to other people.” Cliques exclude rather than include others.

The boys’ basketball teams travel to Shelby today for their game against the Tigers.  All members of the teams will be dismissed at 2: 10 pm today to board the bus.  Good luck to both teams.

Attention any 7th or 8th grade girl interested in playing volleyball - An open gym to practice and learn the skills, passing, serving, and hitting is scheduled for today and Wednesday (12/17) from 3-5 pm  in the middle school gym.  See Mr. Rieger or Ms. Dutton if you have any questions.

Today’s "Holidays Around the World" trivia challenge clue is: This religion has an eight day celebration known as Hanukah?  Over 90% of the country of Israel is members of this faith.

Just a reminder to all students – you are not allowed in the hallways or at your locker until the warning be ll rings at 7:25 am each morning.

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Good Morning –

We have an update on the Penny Wars!

In the lead is Mr. Holmberg's Class.  Following in second and third place are Mrs. Carlson and Mr. Kiesgen's classes.  There is still time to bring in your pennies!  Gather them up over the weekend and keep up the good work.
The Student Council will be holding Spirit Week next week.  Here is the schedule for you to follow:

Monday                      Green and Red Day

Tuesday                      Twin Day

Wednesday                Favorite Holiday Character Day

Thursday                    Pajama Day

Friday                         Ugly Sweater Day

Any 7th or 8th grade girl interested in playing volleyball there will be an open gym to practice and learn the skills, passing, serving, and hitting on Monday and Wednesday next week, December 15th and 17th from 3-5 in the middle school gym.  See Mr. Rieger or Ms. Dutton if you have any questions.

Today’s "Holidays Around the World" trivia challenge clue is: Children in Holland, Michigan might be filling their wooden shoes just like the children in this Benelux contry with two capitals, The Hague and Amsterdam.

The weight room will be open today after school for any 7th and 8th grade football player to review the basics of out-of-season weight training. This is mostly intended for those players who are not participating in a winter sport, but all are welcome. This will be a low intensity reintroduction of the basics.

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Just a reminder to all students – you are not allowed in the hallways or at your locker until the warning be ll rings at 7:25 am each morning.

 

Thursday, December 11, 2014
Good Morning –
The 2014-2015 Geography Bee finals were held in Media Center Tuesday afternoon. After an intense competition, 7th grader Tyler Musk took third place, 8th grader Savannah Maycroft finished second, and 8th grader Jaden Parker reigns supreme as this year's OMS Geography Bee Champion. Congratulations to those three students, as well as the seven other finalists: 

Serenity Johnson

Shawnae Vanas

Tyler Engelman

Jade Treptow

Matt Jones

Noah Latsch

Jay Thompson

As well as 7th grade alternate Logan Peterson and 8th grade alternate Stephen Friday. Parents, staff, and students all enjoyed watching this challenging academic competition.

Department meetings will be held today at 2:55 pm.

Today’s "Holidays Around the World" trivia challenge clue is: The eastern European traditions of this country, including the special Christmas Eve supper called Wigilia, are still practiced in neighborhoods in Muskegon and Muskegon Heights, as well as in the town of Posen, MI where there are large numbers of this ethnic group; especially from their capital city of Warsaw.

The 7th and 8th grade boys’ basketball teams both won yesterday against Mason County Central.  Here are the scoring stats from the 7th grade game:

Austin Fairchild                     14 points

Tanner Karel                          8 points

Zack Campbell                       4 points

Leroy Quinn                           3 points

Kolbe Stewart                        2 points

William Watson                     1 points

Just a reminder to all students – you are not allowed in the hallways or at your locker until the warning bell rings at 7:25 am each morning.

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Tuesday, December 10, 2014

Good Morning –

This week as part of our Don’t Be Mean Challenge, we are going to focus on gossip.  The definition of gossip is: casual conversation about other people typically involving details that are untrue.  Most of us know what it feels like to be gossiped about and we also have been involved in gossiping about others.  Let’s make an effort this week to stay away from gossip and see it for what it is: mean behavior.  Our Don’t Be Mean December quote for today is…The only thing more frustrating than gossipers are those who listen to the gossipers and repeat the gossip.

Today’s "Holidays Around the World" trivia challenge clue is: This religion just celebrated the festival of Diwali, a festival of lights honoring the goddess Lakshmi, one of their many gods and goddesses.  There were lots of oil lamps burning in India and at the special celebration just held two weeks ago in Grand Rapids to welcome Lakshmi into their homes.  They also set off firecrackers to scare off evil spirits.

Remember that the clue for each day will be given during morning announcements.  Match the clue with the country or religion from the bulletin board in the social studies hallway and mark the date of the announcement and the number of the matching "ornament."  Good luck! 

The boys’ basketball teams take on the Mason County Central Spartans today at home at 4:00. Come support our teams!

Team pictures with Geskus will be today at 3:00pm. Please have your orders filled out and ready to give to the photographer. Stop in the office and pick up another form if you need one.

 


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Good Morning –

This week as part of our Don’t Be Mean Challenge, we are going to focus on gossip.  The definition of gossip is: casual conversation about other people typically involving details that are untrue.  Most of us know what it feels like to be gossiped about and we also have been involved in gossiping about others.  Let’s make an effort this week to stay away from gossip and see it for what it is: mean behavior.  Our Don’t Be Mean December quote for today is…The only thing more frustrating than gossipers are those who listen to the gossipers and repeat the gossip.

Tomorrow is another Late Start Day.  Please report to your bus stop or school exactly one hour later.

The weight room will be open today after school for any 7th and 8th grade football player to review the basics of out-of-season weight training.  This is mostly intended for those players who are not participating in a winter sport, but all are welcome. This will be a low intensity reintroduction of the basics.

Today starts the "Holidays Around the World" trivia challenge.  In your social studies classes you will receive the answer document you will need for the next two weeks.

The clue for each day will be given during morning announcements.  Match the clue with the country or religion from the bulletin board in the social studies hallway and mark the date of the announcement and the number of the matching "ornament."

Good luck!  Today's clue:  Many of our traditions come from this country because we were once part of their empire.   There is no one major area of the United States where you would find this ethnic group because they are distributed throughout the country.  The famous story “A Christmas Carol” is set in the capital city of London.

The seventh grade team for the Montague Wildcats won many of the basketball categories last night, however Coach Woodwyk is proud of hard the members worked on and off the court.  Keep up the great work.  The Eagles lost 31-11. Scoring for the Eagles was:

Austin Fairchild 4 points

Tyler Carlson 8 points

Marcus Rodger 2 points

Tanner Karl 4 points

Kolbe Stewart 2 points

The Wildcats dominated many of the stats in the eighth grade game.  The Eagles lost with a score of 44-18.  Restore your pride and practice hard tonight.  Practice will be held from 3:00 -5:00 pm for 7th grade team and 5:00 -6:30 pm for the 8th grade team.   Team pictures with Geskus will be at 3:00pm on Wednesday.  Please have your orders filled out and ready to give to the photographer.  Stop in the office and pick up another form if you need one.

The Penny War is off to a great start.  In an early lead, we have Mr. VanHeest's and Mrs. Shultz's classes at the top.  We had several teachers not turn in their collection trees.  Teachers:  Don't forget to send down a student council member each morning with your collection tree to be counted for your class.  Thank you all for the great participation in the penny war to raise money for the Holiday Helper program.

The Geography Bee finals will be held today (12/9) at 2:45 pm in the high school media center.  Good luck to all students who are participating in this.

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, December 8, 2014

Good Morning –

This week as part of our Don’t Be Mean Challenge, we are going to focus on gossip.  The definition of gossip is: casual conversation about other people typically involving details that are untrue.  Most of us know what it feels like to be gossiped about and we also have been involved in gossiping about others.  Let’s make an effort this week to stay away from gossip and see it for what it is: mean behavior.

Today starts the "Holidays Around the World" trivia challenge.  In your social studies classes you will receive the answer document you will need for the next two weeks.

The clue for each day will be given during morning announcements.  Match the clue with the country or religion from the bulletin board in the social studies hallway and mark the date of the announcement and the number of the matching "ornament."

Good luck!  Today's clue:  Christmas is one of the two holiest days of the year for this religion - which believes that their Savior was born on this day.

Attention Students: The Penny War begins today (12/8).  Please give your pennies and loose change to your first hour teacher to collect.  After your first hour teacher collects all of your money, have one student send your tree to Room 16 during the announcements in order to be counted by the middle school student council members.  The money is going towards the Holiday Helper program to help the families in our community have a nice holiday.  Thank you in advance for helping make the holiday spirit week successful!

The Geography Bee finals will be held this Tuesday (12/9) at 2:45 pm in the high school media center.  Good luck to all students who are participating in this.

The boys’ basketball teams play the Montague Wildcats today.  All athletes will be released at 2:25 pm today to board the bus.

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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Good Morning –

The Oakridge Eagles won their game against the Hart Pirates with a score of 42 to 20.  The eagles had a strong second half - they dominated the boards, passed with determination and scored with execution.  Here is a  recap of the scoring:

Austin Fairchild had a team high of 12 points

Tanner Karel 10 pts., also 4 of 5 points from the free throw line

Leroy Quinn 8 pts.

Zack Campell

William Watson 5 pts.

Kolbe Stewart 4 pts.

Tyler Carlson 4 pts.

Marcus Rogers 4 pts.

Blake Cowels 2 pts.

Jacob Barber 2 pts.

Mason Weaver 2 pts.

The eighth grade team lost to the Pirates, but results to the game are not available at this time.  Next Monday the eagles play the Montague Wildcats at Montague.  Good luck to both teams.

November is gone, but hopefully our Be Nice focus will not be forgotten.  With the new month, though, we’ll start a new focus: December is Don’t Be Mean month.  Even with the nicest of intentions, we’re all mean sometimes.  This month we’ll work on identifying the ways we can be mean, often without even realizing it or intending it.  This week let’s talk about sarcasm.  Sarcasm can be very funny… but can also be very hurtful.  Webster’s dictionary defines sarcasm as “a remark made usually to hurt someone’s feelings or show scorn; a cutting remark.”  It actually comes from a Greek verb that literally means “to tear flesh like a dog.” Think about how you might define sarcasm today.

The media center is hosting a Scholastic Book Fair all this week.  This event started Monday (12/1) and continues through Friday (12/5) from 7:30 am – 3:30 pm.  Orders are also accepted online until December 16th.  Try and attend this event and support our media center.

Band members will be participating in the State Solo and Ensemble Festival this Saturday.  Good luck to all members who are involved with this.

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Good Morning –
The boys’ basketball teams play the Hart Pirates today here at Oakridge.  The 7th grade game begins at 4:00 pm with the 8th grade game to follow.  Student admission is only $2.00 so try and attend this game and support the boys if you can.

A staff meeting is scheduled for today at 2:55 pm in the media center.

November is gone, but hopefully our Be Nice focus will not be forgotten.  With the new month, though, we’ll start a new focus: December is Don’t Be Mean month.  Even with the nicest of intentions, we’re all mean sometimes.  This month we’ll work on identifying the ways we can be mean, often without even realizing it or intending it.  This week let’s talk about sarcasm.  Sarcasm can be very funny… but can also be very hurtful.  Webster’s dictionary defines sarcasm as “a remark made usually to hurt someone’s feelings or show scorn; a cutting remark.”  It actually comes from a Greek verb that literally means “to tear flesh like a dog.” Think about how you might define sarcasm today.

The media center is hosting a Scholastic Book Fair all this week.  This event started Monday (12/1) and continues through Friday (12/5) from 7:30 am – 3:30 pm.  Orders are also accepted online until December 16th.  Try and attend this event and support our media center.

Band members will be participating in the State Solo and Ensemble Festival this Saturday.  Good luck to all members who are involved with this.

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Good Morning –

November is gone, but hopefully our Be Nice focus will not be forgotten.  With the new month, though, we’ll start a new focus: December is Don’t Be Mean month.  Even with the nicest of intentions, we’re all mean sometimes.  This month we’ll work on identifying the ways we can be mean, often without even realizing it or intending it.  This week let’s talk about sarcasm.  Sarcasm can be very funny… but can also be very hurtful.  Webster’s dictionary defines sarcasm as “a remark made usually to hurt someone’s feelings or show scorn; a cutting remark.”  It actually comes from a Greek verb that literally means “to tear flesh like a dog.” Think about how you might define sarcasm today.

The media center will be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair all this week.  This event is scheduled from Monday (12/1) through Friday (12/5) from 7:30 am – 3:30 pm.  Tuesday (12/2) is Family Fun Day with special events scheduled and will be open until 5:00 pm.  Orders are also accepted online until December 16th.  Try and attend this event and support our media center.

The weight room will be open today (12/2) after school for any 7th and 8th grade football player to review the basics of out-of-season weight training. This is mostly intended for those players who are not participating in a winter sport, but all are welcome. This will be a low intensity reintroduction of the basics.

The Student Council will be holding a meeting tomorrow morning (12/3) in Ms. Reeves room at 7:45 am.

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December 1, 2014
Good Morning –

The boys’ basketball teams play Whitehall today here at Oakridge.  The seventh grade game begins at 4:00 pm with the eighth grade game to follow.  Student admission is only $2.00 so try and attend and support the teams if you can.\

November is gone, but hopefully our Be Nice focus will not be forgotten.  With the new month, though, we’ll start a new focus:  December is Don’t Be Mean month.  Even with the nicest of intentions, we’re all mean sometimes.  This month we’ll work on identifying the ways we can be mean, often without even realizing it or intending it.  This week let’s talk about sarcasm.  Sarcasm can be very funny… but can also be very hurtful.  Webster’s dictionary defines sarcasm as “a remark made usually to hurt someone’s feelings or show scorn; a cutting remark.”  It actually comes from a Greek verb that literally means “to tear flesh like a dog.” Think about how you might define sarcasm today.

The media center will be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair all this week.  This event is scheduled from Monday (12/1) through Friday (12/5) from 7:30 am – 3:30 pm.  Tuesday (12/2) is Family Fun Day with special events scheduled and will be open until 5:00 pm.  Orders are also accepted online until December 16th.  Try and attend this event and support our media center.

November 21, 2014

Good Morning –

Our final quote this week for November Be Nice month about meeting new people is: ”Every person is a new door to a different world.”  Go out of your way today and meet someone new!

Attention all MS student council members, there will be a mandatory Student Council meeting this Monday, November 24th during silent reading at 7:45 am.  Please attend!

A staff meeting is scheduled for all staff next Monday (11/24) at 2:55 pm.

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Good Morning –

Today’s quote for November Be Nice month is: “Today’s quote about meeting new people is: There are no strangers here; only friends you haven’t met.”

Attention all MS student council members, there will be a mandatory Student Council meeting this Friday, November 21st during silent reading at 7:45 am.  Please attend!

Today (11/20) the kitchen will be serving a delicious Thanksgiving Dinner for all of us to enjoy.  This meal includes: chunky turkey gravy with mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, stuffing, cranberry sauce, dinner rolls, and pumpkin bars.  Please make sure you have money in your lunch account if you plan on enjoying this event.

Next Monday (11/24) a staff meeting is scheduled for all staff at 2:55 pm.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Good Morning -

The boys’ basketball team plays Ravenna today at Ravenna.  The 7th grade game begins at 4:00 pm with the 8th grade game to follow.  Good luck to both teams.

Today’s quote for November Be Nice month is: “Fear makes strangers of people who would be friends.”

Today (11/19) is a half day for all students.  We will be holding hours 4, 5 and 6.  Students will be dismissed at 11:05 am.

Tomorrow (11/20) the kitchen will be serving a delicious Thanksgiving Dinner for all of us to enjoy.  This meal includes: chunky turkey gravy with mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, stuffing, cranberry sauce, dinner rolls, and pumpkin bars.  Please make sure you have money in your lunch account if you plan on enjoying this event.

Next Monday (11/24) a staff meeting is scheduled for all staff at 2:55 pm.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Good Morning –

This week’s November is Be Nice focus is meeting someone new. Many of us tend to stay within our own circle of friends and find branching out to be uncomfortable. The challenge for this week is to look for those you don’t know and start up a conversation. Find things you have in common. Make someone’s day that you don’t even know.  Maybe sit by someone you don’t normally sit by at lunch.  Make an effort each day this week to reach out to someone outside of your own circle of friends and see what happens! The reward could be great for you as well as for the person you meet! A quote to think about today is “There are too many great people in the world to be narrow minded and not open yourself up to the opportunity of meeting all of them.”

Tomorrow (11/19) is a half day for all students.  Students will be dismissed at 11:05 am.

This Thursday (11/20) the kitchen will be serving a delicious Thanksgiving Dinner for all of us to enjoy.  This meal includes: chunky turkey gravy with mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, stuffing, cranberry sauce, dinner rolls, and pumpkin bars.  Please make sure you have money in your lunch account if you plan on enjoying this event.

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Good Morning –

This week’s November is Be Nice focus is meeting someone new. Many of us tend to stay within our own circle of friends and find branching out to be uncomfortable. The challenge for this week is to look for those you don’t know and start up a conversation. Find things you have in common. Make someone’s day that you don’t even know.  Maybe sit by someone you don’t normally sit by at lunch.  Make an effort each day this week to reach out to someone outside of your own circle of friends and see what happens! The reward could be great for you as well as for the person you meet! A quote to think about today is “We all begin as strangers.”

The seventh grade boys, basketball team will be having practice today from 3:00 – 4:30 pm.

This Wednesday (11/19) is a half day for all students.  Students will be dismissed at 11:05 am.

This Thursday (11/20) the kitchen will be serving a delicious Thanksgiving Dinner for all of us to enjoy.    Please make sure you have money in your lunch account if you plan on enjoying this event.

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Friday, November 14, 2014

Good Morning –

We’re continuing Be Nice November this week by focusing on Random Acts of Kindness. Doing good deeds adds meaning to our own lives, even though it seems like the point is to add meaning to someone else’s.  In fact, studies have shown that usually the kind person has a bigger boost of positive emotions even than the receiver!  The quote for today: Leo Buscaglia said, “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”  Today, we’ll announce how many random acts of kindness were performed!

Next Wednesday (11/19) is a half day for all students.  Students will be dismissed at 11:05 am.

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

 

Good Morning
We’re continuing Be Nice November this week by focusing on Random Acts of Kindness. Doing good deeds adds meaning to our own lives, even though it seems like the point is to add meaning to someone else’s.  In fact, studies have shown that usually the kind person has a bigger boost of positive emotions even than the receiver!

Every day this week, ten 7th grade students and ten 8th grade students will be given a Random Act of Kindness card. Those twenty students will perform a random act of kindness, put a tally mark on the back of their card, and give the card to the person who they did a random act of kindness for.  That person will then repeat the process by performing a random act of kindness, adding a tally mark to the card, and passing it on.  These random acts of kindness don’t have to be big things.  If you’re not sure what to do, check the hallways for posters with lists of random acts of kindness ideas.  At the end of the day, we’ll make an announcement asking any student who has a random act of kindness card to return it to the office.  Teachers can play, too! At the end of the week, we’ll announce how many random acts of kindness were performed! 

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Good Morning –
Conferences were held on Monday (11/10) and will be held again today (11/12) from 4:30 – 7:30 pm. here at the middle school.  Staff will be located in the gym.  All conferences will be held in an Open Format with no appointed times scheduled.  Please have your parents check the website for more information or call the school if needed.

We’re continuing Be Nice November this week by focusing on Random Acts of Kindness. Doing good deeds adds meaning to our own lives, even though it seems like the point is to add meaning to someone else’s.  In fact, studies have shown that usually the kind person has a bigger boost of positive emotions even than the receiver!

Every day this week, ten 7th grade students and ten 8th grade students will be given a Random Act of Kindness card. Those twenty students will perform a random act of kindness, put a tally mark on the back of their card, and give the card to the person who they did a random act of kindness for.  That person will then repeat the process by performing a random act of kindness, adding a tally mark to the card, and passing it on.  These random acts of kindness don’t have to be big things.  If you’re not sure what to do, check the hallways for posters with lists of random acts of kindness ideas.  At the end of the day, we’ll make an announcement asking any student who has a random act of kindness card to return it to the office.  Teachers can play, too! At the end of the week, we’ll announce how many random acts of kindness were performed! 

The quote for today is: “Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world.  For indeed, that’s all who ever has”

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Good Morning - 
Conferences were held yesterday (11/10) and will be held again on Wednesday (11/12) from 4:30 – 7:30 pm. here at the middle school.  Staff will be located in the gym.  All conferences will be held in an Open Format with no appointed times scheduled.  Please have your parents check the website for more information or call the school if needed.

We’re continuing Be Nice November this week by focusing on Random Acts of Kindness. Doing good deeds adds meaning to our own lives, even though it seems like the point is to add meaning to someone else’s.  In fact, studies have shown that usually the kind person has a bigger boost of positive emotions even than the receiver!

Every day this week, ten 7th grade students and ten 8th grade students will be given a Random Act of Kindness card. Those twenty students will perform a random act of kindness, put a tally mark on the back of their card, and give the card to the person who they did a random act of kindness for.  That person will then repeat the process by performing a random act of kindness, adding a tally mark to the card, and passing it on.  These random acts of kindness don’t have to be big things.  If you’re not sure what to do, check the hallways for posters with lists of random acts of kindness ideas.  At the end of the day, we’ll make an announcement asking any student who has a random act of kindness card to return it to the office.  Teachers can play, too! At the end of the week, we’ll announce how many random acts of kindness were performed! The quote for today is: “It takes guts to be gentle and kind.”

Attention all middle school students - If you enjoy bowling, this message is for you.  The middle school will be forming a practice team that will “practice bowl” with the high school bowling team.  If this is something that sounds of interest to you, please see Mr. Stewart for more information.

Just a reminder to all students – You are not to be at your lockers or in the hall by the shop before the BELL RINGS in the mornings.

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Monday, November 10, 2014

Good Morning - Conferences will be held today (11/10) and Wednesday (11/12) from 4:30 – 7:30 pm. here at the middle school.  Staff will be located in the gym.  All conferences will be held in an Open Format with no appointed times scheduled.  Please have your parents check the website for more information or call the school if needed.

We’re continuing Be Nice November this week by focusing on Random Acts of Kindness. Doing good deeds adds meaning to our own lives, even though it seems like the point is to add meaning to someone else’s.  In fact, studies have shown that usually the kind person has a bigger boost of positive emotions even than the receiver!

Every day this week, ten 7th grade students and ten 8th grade students will be given a Random Act of Kindness card. Those twenty students will perform a random act of kindness, put a tally mark on the back of their card, and give the card to the person who they did a random act of kindness for.  That person will then repeat the process by performing a random act of kindness, adding a tally mark to the card, and passing it on.  These random acts of kindness don’t have to be big things.  If you’re not sure what to do, check the hallways for posters with lists of random acts of kindness ideas.  At the end of the day, we’ll make an announcement asking any student who has a random act of kindness card to return it to the office.  Teachers can play, too! At the end of the week, we’ll announce how many random acts of kindness were performed! 

Monday right before the end-of-school bell rings: 

Anyone who has a Random Act of Kindness card, please return it to the office now.

Attention all middle school students - If you enjoy bowling, this message is for you.  The middle school will be forming a practice team that will “practice bowl” with the high school bowling team.  If this is something that sounds of interest to you, please see Mr. Stewart for more information.

All students who are interested in cheerleading, the first meeting will be held next Monday, November 10th at 3:00 pm in the middle school cafeteria.

Any students who had a sign on the outside of their locker and still want it, report to the office to claim it.

Just a reminder to all students – You are not to be at your lockers or in the hall by the shop before the BELL RINGS in the mornings.

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Friday, November 7, 2014

Good Morning –

Staff and Students – thank you for all of the compliments that you gave this week!  I hope you learned that compliments are just as fun to give as they are to receive, so the next time you’re feeling down, remember the wise words of Booker T. Washington, “if you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.”

Attention all middle school students - If you enjoy bowling, this message is for you.  The middle school will be forming a practice team that will “practice bowl” with the high school bowling team.  If this is something that sounds of interest to you, please see Mr. Stewart for more information.

All students who are interested in cheerleading, the first meeting will be held next Monday, November 10th at 3:00 pm in the middle school cafeteria.

Congratulations to the following students for their participation in The Patriotic Pen contest:

Jacquelyn Fausset

Breana Jones

Hanna Kirschner

These three finalists will be going to District.

There were also six more semi-finalists:

Jason Cerka

Keeley DeLora

Kayla Lehman

Kevin Morgan

Jay Thompson

Skylar Wezell

Any students who had a sign on the outside of their locker and still want it, report to the office to claim it.

Just a reminder to all students – You are not to be at your lockers or in the hall by the shop before the BELL RINGS in the mornings.

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Good Morning –

Throughout Oakridge Public schools, students will be celebrating Be Nice November. Every week, we will focus on a different way to be nice.  During Be Nice November, you’ll notice posters in the hallways and will hear daily quotes about being nice on the morning announcements.  Students, recognizing the strengths of others are the sign of a great leader.  Mark Twain once advised to “keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.  Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great”.

Attention all middle school students - If you enjoy bowling, this message is for you.  The middle school will be forming a practice team that will “practice bowl” with the high school bowling team.  If this is something that sounds of interest to you, please see Mr. Stewart for more information.

All students who are interested in cheerleading, the first meeting will be held next Monday, November 10th at 3:00 pm in the middle school cafeteria.

Congratulations to the following students for their participation in The Patriotic Pen contest:

Jacquelyn Fausset

Breana Jones

Hanna Kirschner

These three finalists will be going to District.

There were also six more semi-finalists:

Jason Cerka

Keeley DeLora

Kayla Lehman

Kevin Morgan

Jay Thompson

Skylar Wezell

Any students who had a sign on the outside of their locker and still want it, report to the office to claim it.

 

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Wednesday, November 5, 201
Good Morning –
Throughout Oakridge Public schools, students will be celebrating Be Nice November. Every week, we will focus on a different way to be nice.  During Be Nice November, you’ll notice posters in the hallways and will hear daily quotes about being nice on the morning announcements.  Students and staff, remember that we are focusing on giving compliments this week.  Today's Be Nice November quote comes from Robert Orben: “A compliment is verbal sunshine”.  Today your challenge is to use a compliment to brighten someone’s day!

Attention all middle school students - If you enjoy bowling, this message is for you.  You can participate and are interested in bowling on the middle school practice team with the high school bowling team please see Mr. Stewart for additional information.

Congratulations to the following students for their participation in The Patriotic Pen contest:

Jacquelyn Fausset

Breana Jones

Hanna Kirschner

These three finalists will be going to District.

There were also six more semi-finalists:

Jason Cerka

Keeley DeLora

Kayla Lehman

Kevin Morgan

Jay Thompson

Skylar Wezell

Any students who had a sign on the outside of their locker and still want it, report to the office to claim it.

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Monday, November 3, 2014
Good Morning –

Throughout Oakridge Public schools, students will be celebrating Be Nice November. Every week, we will focus on a different way to be nice.  During Be Nice November, you’ll notice posters in the hallways and will hear daily quotes about being nice on the morning announcements.  Week one is all about giving compliments.  Mother Teresa has famously been quoted as saying that “kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.”  Who do you know that could use a compliment today?

Boys’ basketball try-outs will begin today, November 3rd.   Seventh and eighth grade boys will practice from 3:30-5:00 pm.

This Wednesday, November 5th is another late start day.  Students report to their bus stop exactly one hour later.

 

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Friday, October 31, 2014

Good Morning –

Today is the end of the first marking period.  Please check with your teachers and make sure you don’t have any missing assignments.

Our annual Halloween dance will be held today, October 31st starting at 3:00 pm.  Come join the fun as we dance, play games, and walk through the haunted house.  Admission will be $2 if you are wearing a costume or $3 without a costume.

Costumes will NOT be allowed in school tomorrow during the school day.  Bring your costumes to school and once school is dismissed for the day, you can get put your costume on to prepare for the dance.  Make sure you bring everything you need to school as you will not be allowed to use the telephone to call home is you forget something.

Boys’ basketball try-outs will begin next week Monday, November 3rd.   Seventh and eighth grade boys will practice from 3:30-5:00 pm.

Attention Staff – A staff meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 3rd at 2:55 pm in the media center.

 

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Good Morning –

This Friday is the end of the first marking period.  Please check with your teachers and make sure you don’t have any missing assignments.

All Student Council Halloween Committee Members must meet today after school from 2:45- 3:15 pm in Room 16.

Our annual Halloween dance will be held tomorrow, October 31st starting at 3:00 pm.  Come join the fun as we dance, play games, and walk through the haunted house.  Admission will be $2 if you are wearing a costume or $3 without a costume. We are looking forward to a successful dance, and as of yesterday we have enough chaperons for the event.

Costumes will NOT be allowed in school tomorrow during the school day.  Bring your costumes to school and once school is dismissed for the day, you can get put your costume on to prepare for the dance.  Make sure you bring everything you need to school as you will not be allowed to use the telephone to call home is you forget something.

Boys’ basketball try-outs will begin next week Monday, November 3rd.   Seventh grade boys will practice from 3:30-5:00 pm.  Eighth grade boys please listen to the announcements for more information regarding your practice times!

 

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Good Morning –

This Friday is the end of the first marking period.  Please check with your teachers and make sure you don’t have any missing assignments.

Our annual Halloween dance will be held this Friday, October 31st starting at 3:00 pm.  Come join the fun as we dance, play games, and walk through the haunted house.  Admission will be $2 if you are wearing a costume or $3 without a costume. We are looking forward to a successful dance, however, the dance will be cancelled if we cannot get enough chaperons for the event.  At this time, we have had ZERO chaperon forms turned in so please ask your parents, family members, friends, and neighbors.

Boys’ basketball try-outs will begin next week Monday, November 3rd.   Seventh grade boys will practice from 3:30-5:00.  Eighth grade boys please listen to the announcements for more information regarding your practice times!

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Good Morning –

This Friday is the end of the first marking period.  Please check with your teachers and make sure you don’t have any missing assignments.

Our annual Halloween dance will be held this Friday, October 31st starting at 3:00 pm.  Come join the fun as we dance, play games, and walk through the haunted house.  Admission will be $2 if you are wearing a costume or $3 without a costume.  We are looking forward to a successful dance, however, the dance will be cancelled if we cannot get enough chaperons for the event.  At this time, we have had ZERO chaperon forms turned in so please ask your parents, family members, friends, and neighbors.

Boys’ basketball try-outs will begin next week Monday, November 3rd.   Seventh grade boys will practice from 3:30-5:00.  Eighth grade boys please listen to the announcements for more information regarding your practice times!


Monday, October 27, 2014

Good Morning –

This Friday is the end of the first marking period.  Please check with your teachers and make sure you don’t have any missing assignments.

This Friday the Student Council will be holding a Halloween Dance.  The time is from 3:00 – 4:30 pm and the admission is $2.00 with a costume and $3.00 without one.  Don’t miss out on the fun.

A Men of Honor meeting will be held today at 3:00 pm in room #17.

 

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Friday, October 24, 2014
Good Morning –

The Big Crunch will be taking place today.  Students will be dismissed from either their 5th hour class or second lunch exactly 5 minutes early.  Listen overhead for an announcement to release you to your 6th hour class as this is the class period in which you will be eating your apple.

Tickets are on sale in the middle school office today for the varsity football game tonight against Orchard View.  Tickets need to be purchased between classes or at the end of your lunch, but you cannot be late for class.  All tickets must be ordered by 1:00 pm.

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Thursday, October 23, 2014
Good Morning –

The eighth grade choir students will be released to practice today at 12:02 pm.  Please report to the auditorium at this time.  The concert will be held today at 7:00 pm.  Please try and attend this event and support the choir if you can.

Attention Student Council Members: There will be a Student Council Meeting for the Halloween Dance Committee ONLY today, Oct. 23rd from 2:45-3:15 pm in Room 16.

The Big Crunch will be taking place tomorrow.  Listen to the morning announcements tomorrow for further information.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Good Morning –

The football team travels to Mason County Central today to play the Spartans.  The players and cheerleaders will be released at 1:40 pm today to board the bus.  Good luck team.

The seventh grade choir students will be released to practice today at 11:08 am.  Please report to the auditorium at this time.  The concert will be held tomorrow at 7:00 pm.  Please try and attend this event and support the choir if you can.

Detention will held today at 2:55 pm in the south tech lab, room #9.

Attention Student Council Members: There will be a Student Council Meeting for the Halloween Dance Committee ONLY tomorrow, Oct. 23rd from 2:45-3:15 pm in Room 16.

Tutoring for today, October 22nd has been cancelled due to a department meeting.

Attention Staff – Department meetings are scheduled for today at 2:55 pm.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Good Morning –

The Men and Ladies of Honor Clubs are back again this year.  If you are interested in learning more about or being part of one of these clubs, please stop by the office and pick up a flier.  The Ladies of Honor will be meeting today at 3:00 pm in room #17.  Hope to see you there.

The football travels to Mason County Central tomorrow to play the Spartans.  Good luck team.

Attention Student Council Members: There will be a Student Council Meeting for the Halloween Dance Committee ONLY on Thursday, Oct. 23rd from 2:45-3:15 pm in room 16.

Tutoring for Wednesday, October 22nd has been cancelled due to a department meeting.

Attention Staff – Department meetings are scheduled for tomorrow at 2:55 pm.

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Monday, October 20, 2014
Good Morning –
The Men and Ladies of Honor Clubs are back again this year.  If you are interested in learning more about or being part of one of these clubs, please stop by the office and pick up a flier.  The Men of Honor will be meeting today at 3:00 pm in room #17.  Hope to see you there.

Attention Staff – A Department Chair meeting is scheduled for today at 2:55 pm.

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Good Morning –

It is with sad emotions that the 7th grade Lady Eagles lost the battle to the Hart Pirates.  They put up a great fight and played their hardest.  They played until the end.  Keep your heads up ladies and let's keep practicing and win next year.  Practice makes champions!

The eighth grade girls’ basketball team advanced to the championship game yesterday by beating Whitehall with a score of 53-34.  The girls will be playing Mason County Central today for the championship at 5:15 pm at Montague.  Here is the scoring from yesterday:

Sophia Wiard                         26

Kaylie Piper                            9

Claire Blackburn                    6

Kennidie Streed                     6

Halle Jennings                       5

Jenna Lowry                          1

Good luck girls!  Let’s bring home the trophy.

The Men and Ladies of Honor Clubs are back again this year.  If you are interested in learning more about or being part of one of these clubs, please stop by the office and pick up a flier.  The meeting will be held at 3:00 pm on Mondays and Tuesdays.  Anyone that is up to a challenge is welcome to check it out.

Attention all students:  Are you interested in learning about cool classes you can take in high school, like culinary arts, criminal justice, welding, cosmetology, and construction trades?  Would you like to meet college reps and get some free snacks!?  If so, check out the Muskegon Area Career Tech Center Fall Open House happening this Thursday, October 16th from 5:00-7:00 pm! The Muskegon Area Career Tech Center building is located at 200 Harvey Street.  If you're interested in going and have any questions, please see Ms. Strevey in the office. 

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Good Morning –

Congratulations to the Cross Country team on finishing up an awesome season!

Last night almost all the racers ended the season with a personal best time.  They worked hard, raced with intensity, and experienced great success because of it!  Your coach is very proud of you.
Finishing in 9th was Chewy Jones with a best time of 11:37.
Placing 10th was Logan Peterson with a best time of 11:43.
In 16th place was Nathan Masser with a time of 12:07.
Sheldon Brott placed 19th with a best time of 12:29.
Jessica Smith finished in 29th place overall with a best time of 13:10.
In 41st place, Mason Wever finished with a best time of 13:57.
Alaina Dockery was 58th with a best time of 14:53.
And Alex Witham was in 87th place with a time of 18:24.
Again, congratulations to all the runners and don't forget pizza party today at 3:00 in Ms. Dutton's room.

The football team plays Montague today here at Oakridge.  The game begins at 4:00 pm.  Student admission is only $2.00 so try and attend the game if you can.

The girls’ basketball teams play the second round of tournaments today.  The seventh grade team plays Hart at 4:00 pm at Whitehall and the eighth grade team plays Montague at 5:15 pm at Whitehall.  Good luck girls.

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The Men and Ladies of Honor Clubs are back again this year.  If you are interested in learning more about or being part of one of these clubs, please stop by the office and pick up a flier.  A short informational meeting is being held today, October 15th for the men’s group.  The meeting will be held at 3:00 pm in Room #17.  This schedule will be followed for this week only.  Anyone that is up to a challenge is welcome to check it out.

Attention all students:  Are you interested in learning about cool classes you can take in high school, like culinary arts, criminal justice, welding, cosmetology, and construction trades?  Would you like to meet college reps and get some free snacks!?  If so, check out the Muskegon Area Career Tech Center Fall Open House happening this Thursday, October 16th from 5:00-7:00 pm! The Muskegon Area Career Tech Center building is located at 200 Harvey Street.  If you're interested in going and have any questions, please see Ms. Strevey in the office.

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Good Morning –

Congratulations to the Cross Country athletes on some spectacular races last Friday at the first annual Middle School Cross Country City Meet.

Racing on a Very hilly course, but posting personal best times were:

Mason Wever with a time of 14:27 and a 36th place finish

Alex Witham with a  time of 17:02 and a 63rd place finish.

Alaina Dockery had a time of 15:00 and a 24th place finish amongst the girls.

Earning medals for their Top 10 finishes in the city were:

Chewy Jones in 7th place

Nathan Masser in 9th place and

Jessica Smith finished in 8th place.  All 3 of these racers also had personal best times! 

Our last meet is today at McGraft Park in Muskegon, wish a runner good luck!

WAY TO GO 7th grade Lady Eagles on your tournament win!  These ladies sent the Wildcats back to their cage winning 36 to 28.  What a great defensive game the team did together.  Macy Whipple and Brianna Pastor had their all time high score!  Brianna Pastor with 21 points and Macy Whipple with 13 points.  Taryn Thompson had a bucket to help the ladies move on to play this Wednesday!  Let's get a championship Ladies.

The 8th grade girls’ basketball team advanced to the conference semifinals with a 71-22 victory over the Montague Wildcats.  Sophia Wiard had 36 points, Kaylie Piper had 14 points, Kennidie Streed had 11 points, Jenna Lowry had 7 points and Halle Jennings had 3 points.  Way to go girls!

 
The Men and Ladies of Honor Clubs are back again this year.  If you are interested in learning more about or being part of one of these clubs, please stop by the office and pick up a flier.  Short informational meetings are being held today, October 14th for the ladies group and Wednesday, October 15th for the men’s group.  The meetings will be held at 3:00 pm in Room #17.  This schedule will be followed for this week only.  Anyone that is up to a challenge is welcome to check it out.https://ssl.gstatic.com/ui/v1/icons/mail/images/cleardot.gif
Attention all students:  Are you interested in learning about cool classes you can take in high school, like culinary arts, criminal justice, welding, cosmetology, and construction trades?  Would you like to meet college reps and get some free snacks!?  If so, check out the Muskegon Area Career Tech Center Fall Open House happening this Thursday, October 16th from 5:00-7:00 pm! The Muskegon Area Career Tech Center building is located at 200 Harvey Street.  If you're interested in going and have any questions, please see Ms. Strevey in the office.

Tomorrow, October 15th is another Late Start Day.  Students will report to their bus stop exactly one hour later.

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Monday, October 13, 2014
Good Morning –
The girls’ basketball tournaments begin today (10/13) with the seventh grade game beginning at 4:00 pm and the eighth grade game to follow.  Both teams will be playing against the Montague Wildcats.  Good luck to both teams!

Please congratulate the band members on their division 2 rating of excellence last Wednesday night at District VII Marching Band Festival.  Good job to the Eagle band members.

We have just a few yearbooks from last year.  They have now been reduced to $8.00.  These will be on a first come, first serve basis.

This Wednesday (10/15) is another Late Start Day.  Students will report to their bus stop exactly one hour later.

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Friday, October 10, 2014

Good Morning –

The 8th grade girls’ basketball team improved their record to 10 wins, 0 losses.  The winning score was 39-24 over North Muskegon.  Here is the scoring:

Sophia Wiard                         23
Jenna Lowry                          8
Halle Jennings                       7
Kaylie Piper                            4
Kayla Fessenden                    2
Good job girls!  Tournaments begin this Monday (10/13) with the seventh grade game beginning at 4:00 pm and the eighth grade game to follow.

The cross country runners will be released today at 1:45 pm to board the bus for city meet.  Good luck to all runners!

Please congratulate the band members on their division 2 rating of excellence on Wednesday night at District VII Marching Band Festival.  It's a great day to be a Eagle.

We have just a few yearbooks from last year.  They have now been reduced to $8.00.  These will be on a first come, first serve basis.

This week is Spirit Week with today being school color day.  We will be having an all school assembly today to celebrate.  Students will be released at 2:15 pm to report to the gym for this assembly.

Football tickets are on sale for the game tonight.  Students are $3.00 and adults are $5.00.  Order your tickets in between classes but you cannot be late.

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Tursday, October 9, 2014

 

Good Morning –

The girls, basketball teams play North Muskegon today at North Muskegon.  Good luck to both teams.

The 8th grade girls’ basketball team improved their record to 9-0 with a victory of 83-5 over the visiting Bulldogs.  Here is the scoring:

Sophia Wiard                         34
Kaylie Piper                            16
Jenna Lowry                          10
Kennidie Streed                     8
Claire Blackburn                    6
Kayla Fessenden                    2
Halle Jennings                       7

Geskus Photography will be here today to take picture retakes.  They will start first thing in the morning around 8:15 am. Listen overhead for an announcement to dismiss you to the media center.

We have just a few yearbooks from last year.  They have now been reduced to $8.00.  These will be on a first come, first serve basis.

This week is Spirit Week.  Here is the schedule we will be following:

Thursday - Class Color Day.  7th graders wear pink and 8th graders wear camouflage.
Friday - School color day.  Don't forget to wear your blue and white!
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Good Morning –

The football team plays Shelby today here at Oakridge.  The game starts at 4:00 pm so try and attend and support the team if you can.

Geskus Photography will be here tomorrow to take picture retakes.  They will start first thing in the morning.  Listen overhead for an announcement to dismiss you.

After school detention will be held today in room #9 at 2:55 pm.  Make sure you get something to work on and attend this session if you are scheduled to do so.

We have just a few yearbooks from last year.  They have now been reduced to $8.00.  These will be on a first come, first serve basis.

This week is Spirit Week.  Here is the schedule we will be  following:

Today - Geek Day
Thursday - Class Color Day.  7th graders wear pink and 8th graders wear camouflage.
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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Good Morning –
The girls’ basketball teams play Ravenna today here at Oakridge.  The first game begins at 4:00 pm.  Student admission is only $2.00 so try and attend the games and support the girls.

Cross country runners will be competing at Hart today at 4:30 pm.  All runners will be dismissed at 2:25 pm to board the bus.  Good luck to both teams!

After school detention will be held today in room #9 at 2:55 pm.  Make sure you get something to work on and attend this session if you are scheduled to do so.

We have just a few yearbooks from last year.  They have now been reduced to $8.00.  These will be on a first come, first serve basis.

This week is Spirit Week.  Dress up days started today with the schedule that follows:

Today - Michigan vs. Michigan State Day
Wednesday - Geek Day
Thursday - Class Color Day.  7th graders wear pink and 8th graders wear camouflage.
Friday - School color day.  Don't forget to wear your blue and white!

Just a reminder to the staff – A staff meeting is scheduled for tomorrow at 2:55 pm in the media center.

 

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Good Morning –

We have just a few yearbooks from last year.  They have now been reduced to $8.00.  These will be on a first come, first serve basis.

This week is Spirit Week.  Dress up days will start tomorrow with the schedule that follows:

Tuesday - Michigan vs. Michigan State Day
Wednesday - Geek Day
Thursday - Class Color Day. 7th graders wear pink and 8th graders wear camouflage.
Friday - School color day. Don't forget to wear your blue and white!  Flyers will be passed out to all homeroom classes shortly to remind you of the spirit days.
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Friday, October 3, 2014

Good Morning –

We have just a few yearbooks from last year.  They have now been reduced to $8.00.  These will be on a first come, first serve basis.

Cross Country runners need to stop in and see Ms. Dutton at some point during the day.

The 8th grade girls' basketball team won 2 games this week to run its record to 8-0.  Tuesday the fiery hot shooting and fast breaking eagles beat Shelby 104-3 and yesterday beat a bunch of tall Whitehall girls 57-10.  All the girls are playing great defense, they are communicating well, and best of all playing "TOGETHER-Team Basketball."  Next Tuesday Ravenna comes to town. 7th grade starts at 4:00.

At this time all classes need to vote for class color and send ballots to Room #16.  If you do not have enough ballots, please report to Room #16.

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Thursday, October 2, 2014

 

Good Morning –

Student Council is having a meeting today at 7:45 am in Ms Reeves’ Room #16.

We have just a few yearbooks from last year.  They have now been reduced to $8.00.  These will be on a first come, first serve basis.

The 8th grade girls' basketball team pitched a shutout Tuesday when they traveled to Shelby for a conference test 64-0.  Sophia Wiard had 42, Jenna Lowry 27, Halle Jennings 1, Kennidie Streed 14, and Kayla Fessenden 4 and Claire Blackburn with 2.  Tough defense and great communication improved the girls’ record to 7-0.  Good job ladies.

Both basketball teams travel to Whitehall today.  The teams will be released at 2:25 pm to board the bus.  Good luck to both teams.

The football team defeated the Hart Pirates yesterday 36 to 6.  Oakridge had a tough first half but pulled out a big win.  Good job Eagles.

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Good Morning –

Attention student council members: T-Shirt money is due today, October 1st by 3:00 pm to Ms. Reeves in room 16. The cost for the T-Shirts is $10.  Be sure to tell Ms. Reeves what size you need.  Checks for these orders need to be made out to Oakridge Middle School.  The middle school is still looking for a secretary.

It was a sad day last night as the 7th grade girls lost to the Shelby Tigers.  The final score was 27-18.  Taryn Thompson and Macy Whipple both scored 8 points each.  Let's get the next game girls.

The 8th grade girls' basketball team pitched a shutout Tuesday when they traveled to Shelby for a conference test 64-0.  Sophia Wiard had 42, Jenna Lowry 27, Halle Jennings 1, Kennidie Streed 14, and Kayla Fessenden 4 and Claire Blackburn with 2.  Tough defense and great communication improved the girls’ record to 7-0.  Good job ladies.

Congratulations to the Cross Country team for their amazing races last night at MCC’s course.  All the athletes posted great times, many of them were Personal Bests!

Earning medals were:

Chewy Jones in 7th place

Nathan Masser in 10th place.

Logan Peterson finished in 23rd place with a best time of 13:25

Sheldon Brott was 26th with almost a minute better time last night compared to 2 weeks ago on the same course.

Jessica Smith was 50th with a time of 14:27, her best time of the season.

Mason Wever finished in 79th place.

Alaina Dockery was 110th with a personal best time of 17:06.

Alex Witham placed 137th with a best time of 18:54, over2 minutes faster than his last race.

Hunter Witham finished in 144th.

Great Job to all the runners! Keep up the hard work!!

We have just a few yearbooks from last year.  They have now been reduced to $8.00.  These will be on a first come, first serve basis.

Today is student count day.  Please make sure you are on time to your first hour class.

The football teams travels to Hart today.  The players will be dismissed at 2:00 pm today to board the bus.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Good Morning –

Attention student council members: T-Shirt money is due tomorrow, October 1st by 3:00 pm to Ms. Reeves in room 16. The cost for the T-Shirts is $10.  Be sure to tell Ms. Reeves what size you need.  Checks for these orders need to be made out to Oakridge Middle School.  The middle school is still looking for a secretary.

The girls’ basketball teams travel to Shelby today.  The girls basketball and cross country teams will be dismissed at 1:55 pm today to board the bus.

The cross country team competes at Mason County Central today.  Good luck to both teams!

We have just a few yearbooks from last year.  They have now been reduced to $8.00.  These will be on a first come, first serve basis.

Tomorrow is student count day.  Please make sure you are on time to your first hour class.

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Tuesday, September 29, 2014

 

Good Morning –
Attention student council members: T-Shirt money is due by tomorrow, September 30th by 3:00 pm to Ms. Reeves in room 16. The cost for the T-Shirts is $10.  Be sure to tell Ms. Reeves what size you need.  Checks for these orders need to be made out to Oakridge Middle School.

The girls’ basketball teams travel to Shelby tomorrow.  The girls will be dismissed at 1:55 pm to board the bus.

The cross country team competes at Mason County Central tomorrow.  Good luck to both teams!

We have just a few yearbooks from last year.  They have now been reduced to $8.00.  These will be on a first come, first serve basis.

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Friday, September 26, 2014
Good Morning –
Attention student council members: T-Shirt money is due by Tuesday, September 30th by 3:00 pm to Ms. Reeves in room 16. The cost for the T-Shirts is $10.  Be sure to tell Ms. Reeves what size you need.  Checks for these orders need to be made out to Oakridge Middle School.

The 7th grade lady eagles are back on their game!  The Eagles beat the Mason County Central Trojans 33-13.  Bre Pastor was the leading scorer with 17 points.  That's how the Eagles play right there!  Great defense and offense!  Keep it up girls!!!

The 8th grade girls' basketball team improved to 6-0 this week with a win at Montague 57-8 and a home win yesterday vs the defending WMC champs Mason County Central 57-24.  The girls played tough defense, took care of the ball and worked together to score 114 pts. in the 2 games.  Sophia Wiard had 54combined points, Jenna Lowry had 13 points, Halle Jennings had 5 points, Claire Blackburn had 10 points, Kennidie Streed had 8 points, Kayla Fessenden had 2 points, and Kaylie Piper had 23 points.  Great job ladies!

We have just a few yearbooks from last year.  They have now been reduced to $8.00.  These will be on a first come, first serve basis.

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Good Morning –

Attention student council members:

Our next student council meeting is today at 7:45 am in Ms. Reeves’ room #16.

Yesterday was another sad loss for the 7th grade lady eaglesThe eagles lost 18-12 against the Montague wildcats.  The shots just didn't fall for the ladies.  Keep your heads up girls and get the Mason County Spartans at home this Thursday.

The football team plays Ravenna today at Ravenna.  The bus leaves at 2:45 pm.

The girls’ basketball teams and the cross country team will be having their pictures taken tomorrow at 2:50 pm.  If you need a picture form, stop in the office and pick one up.

We have just a few yearbooks from last year.  They have now been reduced to $8.00.  These will be on a first come, first serve basis.

Students will be released at 11:05 am today.  We will have hours 1, 2, and 3.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Good Morning –

Attention student council members:

Our next student council meeting is tomorrow at 7:45 am in Ms. Reeves’ room #16.

The girls basketball teams play Montague today at Montague.  The basketball team will be dismissed at 2:25 pm to board the bus.  Good luck girls.

Congratulations to the OMS cross country team for their successful races on this past Saturday at the Oakridge Invitational. The team placed 5th overall among a field of 14 teams and 167 runners.  Earning medals for the team were:

Matt Jones in 7th place and Nathan Masser in 9th place.

Logan Peterson and Sheldon Brott finished in 35th and 36th places.

Mason Wever was 51st, Hunter Witham and Alex Witham were 78th and 79th.

Alaina Dockery placed 71st for the girls.

The cross country team competes here at Oakridge today!  Middle school races begin at 5:30 pm so come out and support your classmates!!

Last Thursday the 8th grade girls’ basketball team squashed the visiting Hart Pirates 69-7.  Kaylie Piper led all scorers with 23 points.  Sophia Wiard had 15, Halle Jennings had 10, Kayla Fessenden had 8, Claire Blackburn had 7, Kennidie Streed had 7, and Shawna Meyers had 2.  Tough defense and offensive teamwork was the difference.  The girls improve to 4-0 with a tough week this week.

We have just a few yearbooks from last year.  They have now been reduced to $8.00.  These will be on a first come, first serve basis.

Students will be released at 11:05 am tomorrow.  We will have hours 1, 2, and 3.

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 Monday, September 22, 2014

Good Morning –

Attention student council members:  Our next student council meeting is Wednesday at 7:45 am in Ms. Reeves room #16.

The girls basketball teams play Montague tomorrow at Montague.  Good luck girls.

The cross country team will be running their meet tomorrow at Ravenna.  The runners will start at 4:30 pm.

Last Thursday the 8th grade girls’ basketball team squashed the visiting Hart Pirates 69-7.  Kaylie Piper led all scorers with 23 points.  Sophia Wiard had 15, Halle Jennings had 10, Kayla Fessenden had 8, Claire Blackburn had 7, Kennidie Streed had 7, and Shawna Meyers had 2.  Tough defense and offensive teamwork was the difference.  The girls improve to 4-0 with a tough week this week.

 
We have just a few yearbooks from last year.  They have now been reduced to $8.00.  These will be on a first come, first serve basis.

 

Friday, September 19, 2014

Good Morning – 

Attention student council members:

Applications for officer positions are due today!  If you need an extension please see Ms. Reeves and turn it in by Monday at 7:30 a.m.  Our next student council meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 24th at 7:45 a.m.

Last night the 7th grade lady Eagles basketball team lost in a heart breaker to the Hart Pirates.  Defense was the enemy for the eagles as they were out hustled except for the last quarter, but it was too late.  The final score was Pirates 23, Eagles 18.  Let's get ‘em next time lady eagles.

Tickets for tonight’s varsity football game against the North Muskegon Norsemen are for sale in the middle school office.  Order your tickets before 6th hour today.  They are $5 for adults and $3 for students.

We have just a few yearbooks from last year.  They have now been reduced to $8.00.  These will be on a first come, first serve basis.


 
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Good Morning –
Congratulations to the middle school cross country runners on the first race of the season on Tuesday night at Mason County Central.  Leading the eagles on the 2 mile course through the woods, over a river, and into a cornfield was:
Matt Jones in 6th place overall with a time of 12:42. 
Nathan Masser was 11th with a time of 13:21
Sheldon Brott finished in 25th place with a time of 14:17
Jessica Smith was 33rd overall with a time of 15:00
Mason Wever  was 40th with a time of 15:18
Alaina Dockery was 81st with a time of 18:00
Hunter Witham was 82 with a time of 18:02
And Alex Witham placed 98th out of 115 runners with a time of 21:19.
Great start to the season, keep up the hard work and those times will get faster!

On Tuesday, the 8th grade girls' basketball team beat Whitehall 63-16 yesterday on the Eagles home floor.  The much shorter Oakridge team used great defense and great passing to build a 17-2 first quarter lead.  Sophia Wiard led all scoring with 35 points, Kaylie Piper had 10 points, Kennidie Streed had 6 points, Halle Jennings and Claire Blackburn each had 4 points, and Jenna Lowry had 1 point as she violently was fouled into the mats. Sophia Wiard made the free throws as Jenna left the game with a mild concussion.  Get well soon Jenna.  The next game is tday at 4:00 pm heat home tomorrow vs Hart.

In football action yesterday - The eighth grade eagles beat the North Muskegon Norsemen 18 – 6.  They had a rough first half but pulled ahead in the second half.  What a great way to start the season!

We have just a few yearbooks from last year.  They have now been reduced to $8.00.  These will be on a first come, first serve basis.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Good Morning –
Way to go 7th Grade Lady Eagles!  The ladies took the win against the Whitehall Vikings 15 to 6.  Taryn Thompson led the eagles with 8 points, Brianna Pastor scored 6 points and Hannah Campbell had a free throw.  Come cheer on these girls this Thursday at 4 on out home court!  https://ssl.gstatic.com/ui/v1/icons/mail/images/cleardot.gifStudent admission is only $2.00 so try and attend the games and support the girls.

 The 8th grade girls' basketball team beat Whitehall 63-16 yesterday on the Eagles home floor.  The much shorter Oakridge team used great defense and great passing to build a 17-2 first quarter lead.  Sophia Wiard led all scoring with 35 points, Kaylie Piper had 10 points, Kennidie Streed had 6 points, Halle Jennings and Claire Blackburn each had 4 points, and Jenna Lowry had 1 point as she violently was fouled into the mats. Sophia Wiard made the free throws as Jenna left the game with a mild concussion.  Get well soon Jenna.  The next game is at home tomorrow vs Hart.

 The football team plays North Muskegon today.  Kick off time is 4:00 pm.  Good luck team!

 We have just a few yearbooks from last year.  They have now been reduced to $8.00.  These will be on a first come, first serve basis.

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 Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Good Morning –
The girls basketball teams play Whitehall today here at Oakridge.  Student admission is only $2.00 so try and attend the games and support the girls.  Good luck girls.

 The cross country team competes at Mason County Central tomorrow with the race beginning at 4:30 pm.  All runners will be dismissed today at 2:15 pm to board the bus.  Good luck to all runners.

 The football team plays North Muskegon tomorrow.  Kick off time is 4:00 pm.  Good luck team!

 Attention All Students who applied for Student Council –All members of 2014/2015 student council committee names are posted on the office window.

 We have just a few yearbooks from last year.  You can purchase one for $10.  These will be on a first come, first serve basis.

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Monday, September 15, 2014
Good Morning –
The girls basketball teams play Whitehall tomorrow here at Oakridge.  The 7th grade game begins at 4:00 pm with the 8th grade game to follow.  Please try and attend the games and support the girls.  Good luck girls.

The cross country team competes at Mason County Central tomorrow with the race beginning at 4:30 pm.  Good luck to all runners.

Attention All Students who applied for Student Council –All members of 2014/2015 student council committee names will be posted on the office window today September 15th.

We have just a few yearbooks from last year.  You can purchase one for $10.  These will be on a first come, first serve basis.

Football and cheerleading pictures are scheduled for today, September 15th.  You should have already received a picture form.  Additional forms are in the middle school office if you need one.

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Friday, September 12, 2014
Good Morning –
Any student interested in running Cross Country please see Ms. Dutton.  Practice will be held today at 3:00 pm.  Meet in Room #22.  If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Dutton.

The 7th grade Lady Eagles once again take the win!  The ladies pulled ahead against the Lady Norseman in the 2nd half with the end score totaling 32-13.  Brianna Pastor led the team with 12 points and Macy Whipple scored six points.  Taryn Thompson also helped with 6 points. Hannah Campbell added 4 and Kylee Upson and Keeley Delora each added a bucket.  Keep it up ladies, you are improving every game.

What a great game the 8th grade girls performed last night winning against the Lady Norseman.  Great defense led the Lady Eagles to victory and shut the Norseman down winning 58-30.  If you haven't watched these girls play together you may want to become a fan. These girls make it look easy.  Sophia Wiard, Kaylie Piper and Jenna Lowry were the leading scorers for the game last night.  Keep working hard lady Eagles!https://ssl.gstatic.com/ui/v1/icons/mail/images/cleardot.gif

Attention All Students – Middle School Student Council applications are now in the middle school office.  If you are interested in participating on the 2014/15 Student Council Committee, please pick up an application today!  Applications are due in the office this Friday, September 12, 2014 at 3:00 pm.  Mrs. Luttrull and Ms. Reeves look forward to working with you this school year.  Look for 2014/2015 student council members names to be posted on the office window on Monday, September 15th.

We have just a few yearbooks from last year.  You can purchase one for $10.  These will be on a first come, first serve basis.

Football and cheerleading pictures are scheduled for this Monday, September 15th.  You should have received a picture form yesterday.  Additional forms are in the middle school office if you need one.

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Good Morning –
Any student interested in running Cross Country please see Ms. Dutton.  Practice will be held today at 3:00 pm.  Meet in Room #22.  If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Dutton.

The girls basketball teams play North Muskegon today here at Oakridge.  Tip off time if 4:00 pm and student admission is $2.00.  Try and attend this game and support the girls if you can.

We will have a Moment of Silence today at 8:46 am in remembrance of 9/11.

Attention All Students – Middle School Student Council applications are now in the middle school office.  If you are interested in participating on the 2014/15 Student Council Committee, please pick up an application today!  Applications are due in the office this Friday, September 12, 2014 at 3:00 pm.  Mrs. Luttrull and Ms. Reeves look forward to working with you this school year.  Look for 2014/2015 student council members names to be posted on the office window on Monday, September 15th.

We have just a few yearbooks from last year.  You can purchase one for $10.  These will be on a first come, first serve basis.

Football and cheerleading pictures are scheduled for this Monday, September 15th.  Your coach will be giving you a picture form at practice today.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Good Morning –
Any student interested in running Cross Country please see Ms. Dutton.  Practice will be held today at 3:00 pm.  Meet in Room #22.  If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Dutton.

Congratulations to the 7th grade girls basketball team!  Even with first game jitters you still beat the Ravenna Bulldogs.  Lady Eagles outscored the bulldogs 28-11.  Leading scorers were:

Macy Whipple with 12 points
Brianna Pastor with 8 points
Kylee Upson had 6 points
Taryn Thompson added a basket
Leading rebounders were Pastor, Thompson and Whipple.
Great job ladies!  Keep on winning!

The 8th grade girls basketball team won 61 to 2.  Great defense and great passing  lead the eagles to the victory. Scoring for the Lady Eagles were:

Sophia Wiard  had 36 points
Kaylie Piper had 15 points
Kennidie Streed had 5 points 
Jenna Lowry had  4 points
And Claire Blackburn and Shawna Meyers both had 2 points

The football team plays a scrimmage today here at Oakridge against Whitehall.  Play begins at 4:00 pm.  Good luck players.

 Attention All Students – Middle School Student Council applications are now in the middle school office.  If you are interested in participating on the 2014/15 Student Council Committee, please pick up an application today!  Applications are due in the office this Friday, September 12, 2014 at 3:00 pm.  Mrs. Luttrull and Ms. Reeves look forward to working with you this school year.  Look for 2014/2015 student council members names to be posted on the office window on Monday, September 15th.

Seventh grade ELA students for Mr. Burr’s classes need to bring a pencil only to class today.

We have just a few yearbooks from last year.  You can purchase one for $10.  These will be on a first come, first serve basis.

 If you did not attend the staff meeting on Tuesday, another meeting is scheduled for tomorrow at 7:00 am in Mr. Kiesgen’s room #138

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

 

Good Morning –
Any student interested in running Cross Country please see Ms. Dutton.  Practice will be held today at 3:00 pm.  Meet in Room #22.  If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Dutton.

The girls basketball teams travel to Ravenna today to play their first game.  The seventh grade game begins at 4:00 pm with the eighth grade game to follow.  All players will be released at 2:40 pm to board the bus.  Good luck to both teams.

The football team plays a scrimmage tomorrow here at Oakridge against Whitehall.  Good luck players.

We have just a few yearbooks from last year.  You can purchase one for $10.  These will be on a first come, first serve basis.

Just a reminder to all students – you are not allowed in the office in the morning until the first warning bell rings at 7:42 am.

A staff meeting is scheduled for today at 2:55 pm in the media center.  If you cannot attend this meeting, another meeting is scheduled for Thursday at 7:00 am in Mr. Kiesgen’s room #138.  Monday Memo was incorrect is stating this make up meeting for Wednesday morning.

After school tutoring is cancelled today due to the staff meeting.

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Monday, September 8, 2014
Good Morning –
Any student interested in running Cross Country please see Ms. Dutton.  Practice will be held today at 3:00 pm.  Meet in Room #22.  If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Dutton.

The girls basketball teams travel to Ravenna tomorrow to play their first game.  The seventh grade game begins at 4:00 pm with the eighth grade game to follow.  Good luck to both teams.

We have just a few yearbooks from last year.  You can purchase one for $10.  These will be on a first come, first serve basis.

Just a reminder to all students – you are not allowed in the office in the morning until the first warning bell rings at 7:42 am.

A staff meeting is scheduled for tomorrow at 2:55 pm in the media center.  If you cannot attend this meeting, another meeting is scheduled for Wednesday at 7:00 am in Mr. Kiesgen’s room #138.

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Friday, September 5, 2014
Good Morning –
Any student interested in running Cross Country please see Ms. Dutton.  Practice will be held today at 3:00 pm.  Meet in Room #22.  If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Dutton.
 
Football tickets for the varsity football game tonight against    will be on sale in the middle school office until 1:00 pm today.  Adults are $5 and students are $3.  You can purchase your tickets before school or between classes but you cannot be late for class.
 
We have just a few yearbooks from last year.  You can purchase one for $10.  These will be on a first come, first serve basis.

 Just a reminder to all students – you are not allowed in the office in the morning until the first warning bell rings at 7:42 am.

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