Middle School

Our School - Daily Announcements

 

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

All 8th grade students need to stop in the office and sign up for a locker for next year at the high school.  You can only sign up one time and it has to be written in ink pen.  No changing will be allowed.  If don’t sign up, a locker will be assigned for you.

Extra yearbooks are on sale in the middle school office for $10 each.  There is a limited amount available and they will be sold on a first come, first serve basis.  If you want to purchase one, make sure you bring your money to school right away.

There is NO weight lifting this week; however, there is weight room cleaning Wednesday, and Thursday if needed, after 1/2 day exams.  Middle school football players should be there to help clean and organize the weight room for next week's start.

Attention all 7th and 8th grade girls.  Open gyms for volleyball are being held at the high school gym on Sundays from 3:00 – 5:00 pm.  Come on out and join us.

The following track athletes still have not turned in your uniforms: Cameron Dodge, Tommy Dodge, Carson Evans, Jaxon Fri, Jalen Hughes, Aidan Wharton, Mackenzie Stock, and Avery Wildig.  Make sure you do so ASAP to either Ms. Dutton or Mr. Holmberg.  If you do not take care of this, you will be put on the fine list.

The following cheerleaders have not turned in your uniforms: Kaytlynn Humphrey, Kaylah Griffin, McKenna Davis, Janette Fausset, Katelyn King, Payton Whitaker, Hailey Bettendorf, Melanee Cook, Hannah Thomas, Taylor Veen, Riley Stein, Katie Barnett, Makenzie Humy, Brianna Kotecki, Rachel Murphy, and Madi Cunningham.  Please get your uniform to the office as soon as possible or you will be put on the fine list.

Attention Students– You received a Student Check out Packet yesterday.  Please make sure you get signatures from all your teachers and also get a signature from the media center.  If you do not have this form completed and turned in on Friday you will not have any proof of any fines you may have paid or also proof that you do not have any fines issued.

Attention all 8th graders:  Freshmen t-shirt order forms are now available in the middle school office.  The shirts will be black and the ink color will be announced tomorrow.  Shirts are $13 and payment is due by this Friday!  Come pick up your order form today!

  

Monday, June 2, 2014

All 8th grade students need to stop in the office and sign up for a locker for next year at the high school.  You can only sign up one time and it has to be written in ink pen.  No changing will be allowed.  If don’t sign up, a locker will be assigned for you.

 Extra yearbooks are on sale in the middle school office for $10 each.  There is a limited amount available and they will be sold on a first come, first serve basis.  If you want to purchase one, make sure you bring your money to school right away.

 End of the year exams will begin tomorrow during sixth hour.  An exam schedule was distributed to you on Friday.  Please make sure your parents are aware of this schedule.

 Attention all 7th and 8th grade girls.  Open gyms for volleyball are being held at the high school gym on Sundays from 3:00 – 5:00 pm.  Come on out and join us.

 All track athletes who have not turned in your uniforms – make sure you do so ASAP to either Ms. Dutton or Mr. Holmberg.  If you do not take care of this, you will be put on the fine list.

 Attention Staff – A staff meeting is scheduled for today at 2:50 pm in the staff lounge.  Also a student check out packet will be delivered to your classroom sometime this morning.

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Friday, May 30, 2014

An awards assembly is scheduled for today (5/30) to celebrate the accomplishments of many students.  The eighth grade assembly is scheduled for 10:00 am and the seventh grade assembly is scheduled for 1:15 pm.  All students will be reporting to the auditorium to sit with their teacher and class.

 Extra yearbooks are on sale in the middle school office for $10 each.  There is a limited amount available and they will be sold on a first come, first serve basis.  If you want to purchase one, make sure you bring your money to school right away.

 End of the year exams will begin next Tuesday during sixth hour.  An exam schedule will be distributed to you sometime today.  Please make sure you take this home so your parents are aware of this schedule.

 Attention all 7th and 8th grade girls.  Open gyms for volleyball are being held at the high school gym on Sundays from 3:00 – 5:00 pm.  Come on out and join us.

 All track athletes who have not turned in your uniforms – make sure you do so ASAP to either Ms. Dutton or Mr. Holmberg.  If you do not take care of this, you will be put on the fine list.

 Sports physicals for all athletes for the 2014/2015 season will be held on Saturday, May 31st in the varsity football locker room.  The time that is scheduled for middle school athletes is 11:00 am.  Make sure you bring the physical card with you including your parent’s signature.  If you need a physical card, stop in the middle school office and pick one up.

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Thursday, May 29, 2014
An awards assembly is scheduled for tomorrow (5/30) to celebrate the accomplishments of many students.  The eighth grade assembly is scheduled for 10:00 am and the seventh grade assembly is scheduled for 1:15 pm.  All students will be reporting to the auditorium to sit with their teacher and class.

 Attention all 7th and 8th grade girls.  Open gyms for volleyball are being held at the high school gym on Sundays from 3:00 – 5:00 pm.  Come on out and join us.

 All track athletes who have not turned in your uniforms – make sure you do so ASAP to either Ms. Dutton or Mr. Holmberg.  If you do not take care of this, you will be put on the fine list.

 Sports physicals for all athletes for the 2014/2015 season will be held on Saturday, May 31st in the varsity football locker room.  The time that is scheduled for middle school athletes is 11:00 am.  Make sure you bring the physical card with you including your parent’s signature.  If you need a physical card, stop in the middle school office and pick one up.

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Congratulations to these students for receiving the following honors:

Student of the Month
7th Grade

Josh Middleton

Kennidie Streed

8th Grade
Fred Goods
Aubrie Higley
Artist of the Month
Kahri Potts
Blake Masterman
Athlete of the Month

7th Grade
Jalen Hughes

MacKenzie Stock
8th Grade

Shaina Benedict

Kyle Taylor

 The MI Adventure trip for students who were on the honor roll all five marking periods – You will leave the school at 9:15 am tomorrow and will return at 5:30 pm.  You need to be sure that you have a ride that is waiting for you.

 Another Students – Tomorrow is another Late Start day.  Report to your bus stop or school exactly one hour later.

 Attention all 7th and 8th grade girls.  Open gyms for volleyball are being held at the high school gym on Sundays from 3:00 – 5:00 pm.  Come on out and join us.

 All track athletes who have not turned in your uniforms – make sure you do so ASAP to either Ms. Dutton or Mr. Holmberg.  If you do not take care of this, you will be put on the fine list.

 Sports physicals for all athletes for the 2014/2015 season will be held on Saturday, May 31st in the varsity football locker room.  The time that is scheduled for middle school athletes is 11:00 am.  Make sure you bring the physical card with you including your parent’s signature.  If you need a physical card, stop in the middle school office and pick one up.

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Attention students that have passed all classes marking period 5:  Your hard work will be rewarded this Friday with a No Failure Friday Field Day!  During 6th and 7th hours on Friday, we will host a field day.  Same activities include: kickball, soccer, basketball, sun tanning on the bleachers, tye- dying, manicures and pedicures, yard games, listening to good music, and hangin with your friends.  It's going to be blast!  The cost is nothing, which makes the event that much better!!!  However, if you'd like to tye dye, you will need to bring your own article of clothing (t shirt, socks, headband, etc).  If you’re not sure whether you qualify for this event, check PowerSchool.

 Attention all 7th and 8th grade girls.  Open gyms for volleyball are being held at the high school gym on Sundays from 3:00 – 5:00 pm.  Come on out and join us.

 Ms. Dutton’s first hour classroom was the winning classroom selling the most candy for the candy sale.  They will have their reward of a pizza party this tomorrow (5/23) at 12:00 noon in the cafeteria.

 Sports physicals for all athletes for the 2014/2015 season will be held on Saturday, May 31st in the varsity football locker room.  The time that is scheduled for middle school athletes is 11:00 am.  Make sure you bring the physical card with you including your parent’s signature.  If you need a physical card, stop in the middle school office and pick one up.

 The students that have been on the Honor Roll all 5 marking periods have been contacted and were given their permission slips for MI Adventure.  If you have NOT been contacted and think you should have been, please see Ms. Dutton.

 After school detention will be held today at 2:50 pm in the middle school cafeteria.  Please check to see if your name is on the list that is posted on the bulletin board outside the office.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Attention WhiteCaps field trip goers:

At the end of 1st hour, there will be an announcement to board the buses.  At this time, you may get your personal belongings (jackets, umbrellas, blankets, snacks) and head to the bus drop off area.

 Attention students that have passed all classes marking periods 1-5:  Your hard work will be rewarded

this Friday with a No Failure Friday Field Day!  During 6th and 7th hours on Friday, we will host a field day.  Same activities include: kickball, soccer, basketball, sun tanning on the bleachers, tye- dying, manicures and pedicures, yard games, listening to good music, and hangin with your friends.  It's going to be blast!  The cost is nothing, which makes the event that much better!!!  However, if you'd like to tye dye, you will need to bring your own article of clothing (t shirt, socks, headband, etc).  If you’re not sure whether you qualify for this event, check PowerSchool.

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on all 7th and 8th grade girls.  Open gyms for volleyball are being held at the high school gym on Sundays from 3:00 – 5:00 pm.  Come on out and join us.

 Sports physicals for all athletes for the 2014/2014 season will be held on Saturday, May 31

st in the varsity football locker room.  The time that is scheduled for middle school athletes is 11:00 am.  Make sure you bring the physical card with you including your parent’s signature.  If you need a physical card, stop in the middle school office and pick one up.

 The students that have been on the Honor Roll all 5 marking periods will be contacted on today and given your permission slips for MI Adventure.  If you are NOT contacted

today and think you should have been, please see Ms. Dutton.

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Monday, May 19, 2014
Attention all 7
th and 8th grade girls.  Open gyms for volleyball are being held at the high school gym on Sundays from 3:00 – 5:00 pm.  Come on out and join us.

 Last Saturday members of Girls on the Run competed in their annual run at Heritage Landing.  The following girls participated in the events and did a great job:

Ava Garvey, Iva Rosema, Geneva Smith, Katelyn King, Cassidy Southard a nd Kaylee Berggren.  The group will be finalizing their season today with a pizza party today at 3:00 in room #18.  Congratulations.

 This is a reminder that we will be going to the WhiteCaps game tomorrow. 

Students that are paid and intend on going to this event:

- You must turn in your permission slip by the end of the day today.  This was the bright green flyer handed out last Thursday during your 7th hour.

- Dress appropriately for the weather as we will be outside!  Tomorrow we are supposed to have a high of 75 with some isolated thunderstorms.  So, wear some sunscreen.

- Your ticket does include a lunch of a hot dog and pop, but you are welcome to bring extra money for concessions.

- Lastly, you are responsible to make-up an missed assignments, tests, quizzes, and etc.  So, please speak with your teachers today about what you will miss in class.  See you on the bus!

 Sports physicals for all athletes for the 2014/2014 season will be held on Saturday, May 31

st in the varsity football locker room.  The time that is scheduled for middle school athletes is 11:00 am.  Make sure you bring the physical card with you including your parent’s signature.  If you need a physical card, stop in the middle school office and pick one up.

 The students that have been on the Honor Roll all 5 marking periods will be contacted on today and given your permission slips for MI Adventure.  If you are NOT contacted

today and think you should have been, please see Ms. Dutton.
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Friday, May 16, 2014

Attention all 7

th and 8th grade girls.  Open gyms for volleyball are being held at the high school gym on Sundays from 3:00 – 5:00 pm.  Come on out and join us.

 The middle school will be attending the Student Council Talent Show today.  All students will report to their 6

th hour class and then be released at 1:30 pm to the auditorium.  You will sit with your class.

 Attention students – Student Council will be holding their annual Spring Neon dance today from 3:00 – 4:30 pm.  .  Admission is $3 per person.  You are highly encouraged to wear your neon pinks, neon greens, neon yellows, bright whites, glow sticks, and more.

 Candy bars are on sale in the office for half price.  That means you can purchase a $2.00 candy bar for only $1.00.  You can purchase these yummy bars between classes but you cannot be late for class.

 This Saturday (5/17), Girls on the Run will be competing in their annual run at Heritage Landing at 9:00 am.  Please try and attend this event and support the girls if you can.  Good luck to all participants.

 Summer softball registration forms can be picked up in the office.  These are for girls who want to play softball on the junior and varsity summer softball teams.  These registration forms must be returned to the office by Friday (5/16).

 Sports physicals for all athletes for the 2014/2014 season will be held on Saturday, May 31

st in the varsity football locker room.  The time that is scheduled for middle school athletes is 11:00 am.  Make sure you bring the physical card with you including your parent’s signature.  If you need a physical card, stop in the middle school office and pick one up.

The students that have been on the Honor Roll all 5 marking periods will be contacted on Monday and given your permission slips for MI Adventure.  If you are NOT contacted

on Monday and think you should have been, please see Ms. Dutton.

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

In track action last night, the boys’ and girls’ teams completed their season by competing in the West Michigan Conference at Whitehall against seven other teams.  The boys’ team finished in 7
th place with a total of 28.75 points. Placing and scoring points for the boys were:

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Alex Shoop, who jumped a season-best and finished in second place in the high jump and in 5th place in the 400 meter dash

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Brandon Provencher, with a third-place finish in the shot put

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Bailey Hilton, who finished in fourth place in the pole vault

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Blake Masterman, with fifth-place finishes in the pole vault and 55 meter hurdles

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Chewy Jones, who finished in 5th place in the 3200 meter run and 6th place in the 1600 meter run

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Jalen Hughes, with a fifth-place finish in the 800 meter run

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The 800 meter relay team of Carson Evans, Bailey Hilton, Jaxon Fri, and Brandon Provencher, with a sixth-place finish and

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The 1600 meter relay team of Zach Tindall, Chewy Jones, Nathan Barber, and Jalen Hughes, with a sixth-place finish.

The girls’ team finished in 8

th place in the meet with a total of five points. Scoring points for the team were:

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Kennidie Streed, with a 5th place finish in the 1600 meter run,

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Sophia Wiard, who finished in 6th place in both the 400 meter dash and the high jump, and

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The 400 meter relay team of Sydnee Little, Gabby Castagna, Mackenzie Stock, and Kennidie Streed

Congratulations to all the athletes who made it through the season and worked hard to improve their times and distances. You always showed great sportsmanship, supported your teammates, and represented your school with pride.  Please make sure to wash your track uniforms and return them to either Ms. Dutton or Mr. Holmberg as soon as possible.

Attention all 7

th and 8th grade girls.  Open gyms for volleyball are being held at the high school gym on Sundays from 3:00 – 5:00 pm.  Come on out and join us.

 Attention OMS students – Student Council will be holding their annual Spring Neon dance tomorrow, Friday, May 16th, from 3:00 – 4:30 pm.  .  Admission is $3 per person.  You are highly encouraged to wear your neon pinks, neon greens, neon yellows, bright whites, glow sticks, and more.  We still need 2 more chaperones if this dance is going to take place so get a form from Ms. Strevey or Mrs. Luttrull and get one of your parents or adults to complete it for you.

Candy bars are on sale in the office for half price.  That means you can purchase a $2.00 candy bar for only $1.00.  You can purchase these yummy bars between classes but you cannot be late for class.

 After school detention will be held today (5/15) after school at 2:50 pm in the cafeteria.

 This Saturday (5/17), Girls on the Run will be competing in their annual run at Heritage Landing at 9:00 am.  Please try and attend this event and support the girls if you can.  Good luck to all participants.

 Summer softball registration forms can be picked up in the office.  These are for girls who want to play softball on the junior and varsity summer softball teams.  These registration forms must be returned to the office by Friday (5/16).

 Sports physicals for all athletes for the 2014/2014 season will be held on Saturday, May 31

st in the varsity football locker room.  The time that is scheduled for middle school athletes is 11:00 am.  Make sure you bring the physical card with you including your parent’s signature.  If you need a physical card, stop in the middle school office and pick one up.

 The students that have been on the Honor Roll all 5 marking periods will be contacted on Monday and given your permission slips for MI Adventure.  If you are NOT contacted

on Monday and think you should have been, please see Ms. Dutton.

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The track teams will conclude their seasons today at the West Michigan Conference meet at Whitehall.  All athletes that are going to Whitehall will be released at 1:00 pm to board the bus.  Good luck to both teams!

 Attention all 7

th and 8th grade girls.  Open gyms for volleyball are being held at the high school gym on Sundays from 3:00 – 5:00 pm.  Come on out and join us.

 Attention OMS students - Spring has finally arrived!  Let's celebrate our late Spring with a spectacular dance celebration.  The annual Spring Neon dance will be held on Friday, May 16th, 2014.  It will be held after school from3:00-4:30 pm on the day of the OMS Talent Show. Please remember that admission will be $3 per person.  You are highly encouraged to wear your neon pinks, neon greens, neon yellows, bright whites, glow sticks, and more.  If you are interested or know of someone interested in chaperoning this year's Spring dance, please see Mrs. Strevey or Mrs. Luttrull.  If we do not get enough volunteers to chaperon, the dance will have to be cancelled.  Let's call those chaperons and make this Friday, a great day!

 Candy bars are on sale in the office for half price.  That means you can purchase a $2.00 candy bar for only $1.00.  You can purchase these yummy bars between classes but you cannot be late for class.

 After school detention will be held tomorrow (5/15) after school at 2:50 pm in the cafeteria.

 This Saturday (5/17), Girls on the Run will be competing in their annual run at Heritage Landing at 9:00 am.  Please try and attend this event and support the girls if you can.  Good luck to all participants.

 Summer softball registration forms can be picked up in the office.  These are for girls who want to play softball on the junior and varsity summer softball teams.  These registration forms must be returned to the office by Friday (5/16).

 Sports physicals for all athletes for the 2014/2014 season will be held on Saturday, May 31

st in the varsity football locker room.  The time that is scheduled for middle school athletes is 11:00 am.  Make sure you bring the physical card with you including your parent’s signature.  If you need a physical card, stop in the middle school office and pick one up.

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The track teams will conclude their seasons this Wednesday at the West Michigan Conference meet at Whitehall.  Good luck to both teams!

 Acts for the Talent Show will be holding a rehearsal today directly after school.

 Attention all 7

th and 8th grade girls.  Open gyms for volleyball are being held at the high school gym on Sundays from 3:00 – 5:00 pm.  Come on out and join us.

 Attention OMS students - Spring has finally arrived!  Let's celebrate our late Spring with a spectacular dance celebration.  The annual Spring Neon dance will be held on Friday, May 16th, 2014.  It will be held after school from3:00-4:30 pm on the day of the OMS Talent Show. Please remember that admission will be $3 per person.  You are highly encouraged to wear your neon pinks, neon greens, neon yellows, bright whites, glow sticks, and more.  If you are interested or know of someone interested in chaperoning this year's Spring dance, please see Mrs. Strevey or Mrs. Luttrull.  If we do not get enough volunteers to chaperon, the dance will have to be cancelled.  Let's call those chaperons and make Friday, the 16th, a great day!

 Candy bars are on sale in the office for half price.  That means you can purchase a $2.00 candy bar for only $1.00.  You can purchase these yummy bars between classes but you cannot be late for class.

 Attention Students – Tomorrow is another Late Start Day.  Report to your bus stop or school exactly one hour later.

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Monday, May 12, 2014

The track teams will conclude their seasons this Wednesday at the West Michigan Conference meet at Whitehall.  Good luck to both teams!

 Attention Staff – A staff meeting is scheduled for today at 2:50 pm in the staff lounge.

 Attention all 7

th and 8th grade girls.  Open gyms are being held at the high school gym on Sundays from 3:00 – 5:00 pm.  Come on out and join us.

 Attention OMS students - Spring has finally arrived!  Let's celebrate our late Spring with a spectacular dance celebration.  The annual Spring Neon dance will be held on Friday, May 16th, 2014.  It will be held after school from3:00-4:30 pm on the day of the OMS Talent Show. Please remember that admission will be $3 per person.  You are highly encouraged to wear your neon pinks, neon greens, neon yellows, bright whites, glow sticks, and more.  If you are interested or know of someone interested in chaperoning this year's Spring dance, please see Mrs. Strevey or Mrs. Luttrull.  If we do not get enough volunteers to chaperon, the dance will have to be cancelled.  Let's call those chaperons and make Friday, the 16th, a great day!

 Candy bars are on sale in the office for half price.  That means you can purchase a $2.00 candy bar for only $1.00.  You can purchase these yummy bars between classes but you cannot be late for class.

 Attention Students – This Wednesday is another Late Start Day.  Report to your bus stop or school exactly one hour later.

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Friday, May 9, 2014

The track teams will conclude their seasons next Wednesday at the West Michigan Conference meet at Whitehall.  Good luck to both teams!

 Attention Staff – A meeting is scheduled for this Monday at 2:50 pm in the staff lounge.

 Attention all 7

th and 8th grade girls.  Open gyms are being held at the high school gym on Sundays from 3:00 – 5:00 pm.  Come on out and join us.

 Attention OMS students - Spring has finally arrived!  Let's celebrate our late Spring with a spectacular dance celebration.  The annual Spring Neon dance will be held on Friday, May 16th, 2014.  It will be held after school from3:00-4:30 pm on the day of the OMS Talent Show. Please remember that admission will be $3 per person.  You are highly encouraged to wear your neon pinks, neon greens, neon yellows, bright whites, glow sticks, and more.  If you are interested or know of someone interested in chaperoning this year's Spring dance, please see Mrs. Strevey or Mrs. Luttrull.  If we do not get enough volunteers to chaperon, the dance will have to be cancelled.  Let's call those chaperons and make Friday, the 16th, a great day!

 Candy bars are on sale in the office for half price.  That means you can purchase a $2.00 candy bar for only $1.00.  You can purchase these yummy bars between classes but you cannot be late for class.

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Thursday,May 8, 2014

The track teams held their final home meet of the season last night against North Muskegon. Congratulations to the boys’ team, who defeated North Muskegon by the score of 68 to 63. 

Scoring points for the boys were: 

·   Blake Masterman, who finished in first in the 55 meter hurdles, the 70 meter dash, and tied for first in the pole vault

·   Alex Shoop, with a first-place finish in the high jump and a second-place finish in the 400 meter dash

·   Brandon Provencher, who finished in first in the shot put and third in the 100 meter dash

·   Jalen Hughes, with a first-place finish in the 800 meter run and a third in the 400 meter dash

·   The 400 meter relay team of Kyle Taylor, Joey Bourne, Adam Meyers, and Alex Shoop, with a first-place finish

·   Bailey Hilton, who tied for first in the pole vault and finished in third in the 70 meter dash

·   Joey Bourne, who finished in second in the 200 meter hurdles and third in the long jump

·   Zach Tindall, with second-place finishes in the 3200 meter and 1600 meter runs

·   Kyle Taylor, who finished in second in the 100 meter dash and third in the 200 meter dash

·   Peyton Young, with a second place in the shot put

·   Adam Meyers, with a second place in the long jump

·   Chewy Jones, who finished in third place in the 3200 meter run

·   Carson Evans, with a third place in the 55 meter hurdles

·   Nathan Barber, with a third place in the 800 meter run and

·   Nathan Masser, with a third place in the 200 meter hurdles

The girls’ team ran one of their best meets of the year, losing to North Muskegon by the score of 66 to 46. Collecting points for the team were:

·   Sophia Wiard, with first-place finishes in the high jump, 400 meter dash, and the 800 meter run

·   Jenna Lowry, who finished in first in the 3200 meter run

·   Kennidie Streed, who finished in first in the 1600 meter run

·   Avery Wildig, with a second-place finish in the 200 meter hurdles, and third-place finishes in the 55 meter hurdles and the 800 meter run

·   Mackenzie Stock, who finished in second in the 70 meter dash and third in the 100 meter dash

·   Gabby Castagna, with a second-place finish in the 100 meter dash

·   Yatsi Ordaz, who finished in second in the 200 meter dash

·   Brooke Ruel, with third-place finishes in the 400 meter dash and the 200 meter dash and

·   Morgan Carpenter, who finished in third place in the shot put

The track teams will conclude their seasons next Wednesday at the West Michigan Conference meet at Whitehall.  Good luck to both teams! 

After school detention will be held today at 2:50 pm in the middle school cafeteria.  Please check the list if you are in doubt if you are scheduled to attend. 

Attention OMS students - Spring has finally arrived!  Let's celebrate our late Spring with a spectacular dance celebration.  The annual Spring Neon dance will be held on Friday, May 16th, 2014.  It will be held after school from3:00-4:30 pm on the day of the OMS Talent Show. Please remember that admission will be $3 per person.  You are highly encouraged to wear your neon pinks, neon greens, neon yellows, bright whites, glow sticks, and more.  If you are interested or know of someone interested in chaperoning this year's Spring dance, please see Mrs. Strevey or Mrs. Luttrull.  If we do not get enough volunteers to chaperon, the dance will have to be cancelled.  Let's call those chaperons and make Friday, the 16th, a great day! 

Candy bars are on sale in the office for half price.  That means you can purchase a $2.00 candy bar for only $1.00.  You can purchase these yummy bars between classes but you cannot be late for class.


 Wednesday, May 7, 2014

 The track team competes against North Muskegon today at 4:00 pm here at Oakridge.  The admission is free so try and attend this event if you can and support our team.  Good luck to all athletes.

 After school detention will be held tomorrow at 2:50 pm in the middle school cafeteria.  Please check the list if you are in doubt if you are scheduled to attend.

 Attention OMS students - Spring has finally arrived!  Let's celebrate our late Spring with a spectacular dance celebration.  The annual Spring Neon dance will be held on Friday, May 16th, 2014.  It will be held after school from3:00-4:30 pm on the day of the OMS Talent Show. Please remember that admission will be $3 per person.  You are highly encouraged to wear your neon pinks, neon greens, neon yellows, bright whites, glow sticks, and more.  If you are interested or know of someone interested in chaperoning this year's Spring dance, please see Mrs. Strevey or Mrs. Luttrull.  If we do not get enough volunteers to chaperon, the dance will have to be cancelled.  Let's call those chaperons and make Friday, the 16th, a great day!

 Candy bars are on sale in the office for half price.  That means you can purchase a $2.00 candy bar for only $1.00.  You can purchase these yummy bars between classes but you cannot be late for class.

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Congratulations to the athletes in last night’s track action against Hart and Mason County Central
The scores for the boys were:  MCC:35.5, Oakridge: 45.3 and Hart:  94.1
Contributing to the score were:
Long Jump:  Adam Meyers, Joey Bourne, Nathan Barber
High Jump:  Alex Shoop
Pole Vault: Blake Masterman
Shot Put:  Brandon Provencher, Peyton Young
3200m run:  Nathan Masser
55m Hurdles:  Masterman
800m run:  Jalen Hughes
1600m run:  Zach Tindall
100m dash:  Kyle Taylor and Brandon Provencher
400m dash:  Alex Shoop
200m hurdles:  Koleman wall
400m relay team of Kyle Taylor, Joey Bourne, Adam Meyers, and Alex Shoop
 The scores for the girls were:  Oakridge 32, MCC:  46, and Hart:  94
Contributing to the score were:
Long Jump:  Jenna Lowry
High Jump:  Sophia Wiard
3200m run:  Lowry
55m hurdles:  Avery Wildig
800m Relay:  Casi Loera, Shaina Benedict, Bethany Howell, and Morgan Carpentar
800m run:  Sophia Wiard and Avery Wildig
1600m run:  Kennidie Streed
100m dash:  Gabby Castagna
400m dash:  Sophia Wiard
200m hurdles:  Avery Wildig
400m Relay team of Castagna, Sydnee Little, Mackenzie Stock, and Streed.

 Attention OMS students - Spring has finally arrived!  Let's celebrate our late Spring with a spectacular dance celebration.  The annual Spring Neon dance will be held on Friday, May 16th, 2014.  It will be held after school from3:00-4:30 pm on the day of the OMS Talent Show. Please remember that admission will be $3 per person.  You are highly encouraged to wear your neon pinks, neon greens, neon yellows, bright whites, glow sticks, and more.  If you are interested or know of someone interested in chaperoning this year's Spring dance, please see Mrs. Strevey or Mrs. Luttrull.  If we do not get enough volunteers to chaperon, the dance will have to be cancelled.  Let's call those chaperons and make Friday, the 16th, a great day!

 Candy bars are on sale in the office for half price.  That means you can purchase a $2.00 candy bar for only $1.00.  You can purchase these yummy bars between classes but you cannot be late for class.

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Monday, May 5, 2014
The track team will be hosting a tri meet today with Mason County Central, Hart and Oakridge all participating.  Track pictures will be taken at 2:45 pm today before the meet begins.   Stop in the office and pick up a form if you need one.  Good luck to all athletes.

 Attention Staff – The staff meeting that was scheduled for today has been moved to next Monday (5/12) due to track pictures and the track meet today.

 All choir and band students will be enjoying a concert today by Muskegon Community College choir during 5

th hour in the auditorium.  Students will attend the concert from the time frame 11:36 – 12:26 pm today.  This means all band/choir students who have first lunch will attend second lunch for today.

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Friday, May 2, 2014
All 7th grade students will be taking the State Interim Science Assessment during your science class today.  Please bring a #2 pencil and your AR book with you to class today.

 Geskus will be here on Monday (5/5) to take pictures for the track team.  Stop in the office and pick up a form if you need one.

 
A staff meeting is scheduled for Monday at 2:50 pm in the staff lounge.

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Thursday, May 1, 2014

In athletic news –

In track action last night both the girls’ and boys’ teams finished in third in their competition against Montague and Shelby.
Scoring points for the boys were:
Alex Shoop in the High jump and 400m dash
Adam Meyers in the Long jump and 100m dash
Brandon Provencher and Peyton Young in the shot put
Chewy Jones in the 3200m run and 200m hurdles
Nathan Masser in the 3200 run
Blake Masterman in the 55m and 200m hurdles
Jalen Hughes in the 800m run
Kyle Taylor in the 100m dash and 70m dash
Carson Evans in the 200m dash
 800m relay team of Dylan Bourne, Cameron Dodge, Carson Evans, and Jaxon Fri
The 1600m relay team of Hughes, Zach Tindall, Jaxon Fri, and Nathan Barber
 
Scoring points for the girls were:
Sophia Wiard in the high jump, 800m run and 400m dash
Jenna Lowry in the 3200m run
Avery Wildig in the 800m run
Kennidie Streed in the 1600m run
800m relay team of Casi Loera, Bethany Howell, Shaina Benedict, Morgan Carpentar
400m relay team of Streed, Mackenzie Stock, Gabby Castagna, Sydnee Little

 All 7th grade students will be taking the State Interim Science Assessment during your science class today.  Please bring a #2 pencil and your AR book with you to class today.

 Geskus will be here on Monday (5/5) to take pictures for the track team.  Stop in the office and pick up a form if you need one.

 After school detention will be held today directly after school.  Please check the detention list if you need to.

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

In athletic news –

The track team competes against Montague today at Montague.  All track athletes will be released at 2:35 pm today to get ready to board the bus.  Good luck to all.

 Geskus will be here on Monday (5/5) to take pictures for the track team.  Stop in the office and pick up a form if you need one.

 After school detention will be held tomorrow directly after school.  Please check the detention list if you need to.

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esday, April 29, 2014
Congratulations to the track athletes for surviving last night’s cold and windy track meet.  For the boys, Scores were:  Oakridge 80- Ravenna 42 and Oakridge 31 – Whitehall 97
Scoring points for the boys in either or both competitions were:
High Jump: Alex Shoop
3200m run:  Zach Tindall and Chewy Jones
Shot Put:  Brandon Provencher and Peyton Young
Long Jump:  Adam Meyers and Jaxon Fri
55m Hurdles:  Koleman Wall
800m Relay team of Bailey Hilton, Cameron Dodge, Carson Evans, and Jaxon Frir
1600m run:  Zach Tindall and Corey Lowe
100m dash:  Kyle Taylor
400m dash:  Alex Shoop and Jalen Hughes
70m dash:  Kyle Taylor
200m hurdles:  Chewy Jones
1600m relay team of Zach Tindall, Jalen Hughes, Jaxon Fri, and Nathan Barber
For the Girls the scores were: Oakridge 34 to Whitehall 89 and Oakridge 42 to Ravenna 84
Scoring points in either or both competitions for the girls were:
3200m run:  Jenna Lowry
55m hurdles:  Kennidie Streed
Long Jump:  Gabby Castagna and Brooke Ruel
800 m run:  Sophia Wiard and Avery Wildig
1600m run:  Kennidie Streed
100m dash:  Gabby Castagna
High Jump:  Sophia Wiard
70m dash:  Mackenzie Stock
200m hurdles:  Avery Wildig and Alana DeWitte
200m dash:  Sophia Wiard and Yatzi Ordaz
400m dash:  Brooke Ruel and Maddi Cunningham

 Congratulations to the following Top Eighth Grade Readers for the fifth marking period:

Shaina Benedict                    142
Taylor Dusen                         134.4
Alana Dewitte                       99.6
Rhandie Grabinski                 98.8
Gracie Reinhold                     68.6
Kyle Taylor                            67
Kaylah Griffin                       56
Madison Whipple                  50.4
Kristina Carlson                     46
Shane Cullivan                       44.8

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

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Monday, April 28, 2014

The track team competes against Whitehall today with the meet beginning at 4:00 pm.  All track athletes will be dismissed at 2:35 pm to board the bus.

 Ms. Dutton will be taking the following pictures for the yearbook during 1st hour today:

Students of the Month
Artists of the Month
Athletes of the Month
Geography Bee Finalists
Millionaire Readers 
200+ AR points
Listen overhead for your name to be announced.

 This Wednesday is another Late Start Day.  Report to your bus stop and school exactly one hour later.

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

In track action last night, the girls’ team was defeated by North Muskegon by the score of 82 to 41. Scoring points for the girls’ team were:

·         Sophia Wiard, with a first-place finishes in the high jump and 400 meter dash, and a second in the 200 meter dash.

·         Jenna Lowry, with a first-place finish in the long jump and a second in the 3200 meter run

·         Kennidie Streed, who finished in first in the 1600 meter run and second in the 55 meter hurdles

·         Avery Wildig, with second-place finishes in the 800 meter run and the 200 meter hurdles

·         Gabby Castagna, with a second-place finish in the 100 meter dash

·         Sydnee Little, who finished in third-place in the 800 meter run

·         Brooke Ruel, with a third-place in the 400 meter dash, and

·         Mckenzie Stock, who finished in third in the 100 meter dash

The boys’ team lost a very close meet by the score of 68 to 62.  Point scorers for the team were:

·         Adam Meyers, who won the long jump and the 100 meter dash

·         Alex Shoop, with a first-place finish in the 400 meter dash and a second in the high jump

·         Jaxon Fri, who won the 70 meter dash

·         The 1600 meter relay team of Nathan Barber, Zach Tindall, Jalen Hughes, and Jaxon Fri, with a first-place finish

·         The 400 meter relay team of Kyle Taylor, Joey Bourne, Adam Meyers, and Alex Shoop

·         Zach Tindall, with second-place finishes in the 3200 meter and 1600 meter runs

·         Jalen Hughes, who finished in second-place in the 800 meter run and the 400 meter dash

·         Blake Masterman, who finished in second in the 55 meter hurdles and third in the 70 meter dash

·         Brandon Provencer, who finished in second in the shot put

·         Payton Young, who finished in third place in the shot put

·         Carson Evans, with third-place finishes in the 400 meter and 200 meter dashes

·         Joey Bourne, with a second-place in the 200 meter hurdles and a third in the long jump

·         Nathan Masser, who finished in third-place in both the 3200 meter run and the 200 meter hurdles

·         Koleman Wall, with a third-place finish in the 55 meter hurdles

·         Chewy Jones, with a third-place in the 1600 meter run, and

·         Kyle Taylor, who finished in third place in the 100 meter dash

Many athletes showed tremendous improvement in times and distances from the last meet. Congratulations to all the kids who participated last night.  The next meet will be Monday at Whitehall.

 All 8th grade students will be attending an assembly this afternoon at the Frauenthal.  All 8th graders will eat first lunch, report to 5th hour for attendance and listen overhead to be dismissed at 12:15 pm to board the bus.

 Attention All Students - we officially have 10 acts signed up for this year's talent show.  Auditions will be this today, April 24th in the middle school auditorium at 3:00 pm.  Please make sure that you have all that you need to perform your act with you today.  If you have any questions, please see Ms. Strevey.

 Also - student council members who are on the talent show committee include Cameron Dunbar, Cassidy Dove, Alyssa Higgs, Madison Whipple, Kaylah Griffin, Joey Bourne, Spencer Speers, Payton Whitaker, and Damien Hernandez.  Please plan on attending auditions if you can.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The track teams compete again today here at Oakridge.  The first events begin at

4:00 pm.  Please try and attend the event if you can and support the teams.  Good luck to all.

 All 7th grade choir students need to see Mr. Rieger during passing time today to get your test reviews.

 Today, (4/23), Oakridge Middle School will be participating in a local “Chef to School” demonstration!  Please join us in the cafeteria during lunch time to observe and chat with Chef Edriese from Muskegon. He will be preparing and offering taste testing of various “Mexican” themed items.  You will then be able to cast your vote for what you would like to see on the menu for Cinco de Mayo!  Please come and join in the fun!

 Attention all students – All group pictures including Girls on the Run and Student Council have been moved to tomorrow, April 24th due to the choir concert.  Please remember to wear or bring your t-shirt to school that day.  If you have questions see Ms. Strevey.

 Attention All Students - we officially have 10 acts signed up for this year's talent show.  Auditions will be this Thursday, April 24th in the middle school auditorium at 3:00 pm.  Please bring all that you need to perform your act with you on Thursday.  If you have any questions, please see Ms. Strevey.

 Also - student council members who are on the talent show committee include Cameron Dunbar, Cassidy Dove, Alyssa Higgs, Madison Whipple, Kaylah Griffin, Joey Bourne, Spencer Speers, Payton Whitaker, and Damien Hernandez.  Please plan on attending auditions if you can. 

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Monday, April 21, 2014

Congratulations to the following individuals:

Student of the Month

Megan Driscoll

Halle Jennings
Emily Brentana
Tyler Morey

Athlete of the Month

the 7th grade girls' volleyball team

Gracie Reinhold
Madison Whipple
Avery Wilde

Artist of the Month

Kahri Potts

Brandon Wilde
 
Staff of the Month

Mr. Rieger

Mr. Woodwyk

Support Staff of the Month

Jan Atwood

Whitney Woolley

Students here is an update on the WhiteCaps field trip:

 First, tomorrow, Tuesday April 22nd is the LAST day that you may turn in money.  Money must be turned in by noon; that's 12 o' clock pm.  Second, 73 students have turned in money and are looking forward to going to the game.  That means that there are 17 spots left on the bus.  That math is correct, right Mr. Reiger?  If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Amstutz.

 Good luck to the track teams today as they compete against the Ravenna Bulldogs here at home.  Come out to support our team at 4:00 today!

Girls on the Run and Student Council members we will be having our pictures taken for the yearbook on Wednesday, April 23rd.  Please remember to wear or bring your t-shirt to school that day.  If you have questions see Ms. Strevey.

Attention all students:

Plans are in the works for this year’s talent show, but 10 acts are needed in order for the show to be a go.  If you are interested in participating please be sure to sign up on the sheet on the windows in front of the office.

 


 Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Attention all 8th grade students going to Chicago tomorrow.  Please make sure your permission slip is turned into the office this morning by 10:00 am as the office is getting all paperwork organized for this trip tomorrow.  If your slip is not turned in, you will not be able to attend this trip.  Also students just a reminder you are to be at school tomorrow morning at 6:40 am.  Have fun!!

 Students, we will be taking a group to a WhiteCaps game on May 20th.  This event will last all day.  Permission slips and $10 are due no later than Tuesday, April 22nd.  That is next Tuesday!  No money will be accepted after that time because we need to purchase tickets in advance to hold a spot.  Also, this trip is limited to the first 100 students.  So, if you want to enjoy a day at the ballpark with friends and hopefully lots of sun, then turn your money in as soon as possible.  If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Amstutz.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Attention Staff – A staff meeting is scheduled for today (4/15) at 2:50 pm in the staff lounge.

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

 The votes for the 2013-2014 Mock Elections are in and counted and congratulations go out to:

For Best Dressed:  Kyle Messerschmidt and Gracie Reinhold and Koleman Wall and Payton Whitaker

For Prettiest Smile:  Jared Holter and Holly Wydek and Jay Thompson and Madison Sahagun-Bisson

For Best Dancer:  Carson Evans and Kennedy Mapes and Blake Masterman and Kahri Potts

For Messiest Locker:  Matt Alsteen and Olivia Weber and Aidan Wharton and Mackenzie Stock

For Class Clown:  Zack Tindall and Katie Vandervoort and Michael Ward and Kaitlyn Alspach

For Biggest Flirt:  Joey Bourne and Selena Garza and Jalen Hughes and Elianna Jimenez

For Most Athletic:  Alex Shoop and Avery Wildig and Blake Masterman and Sophia Wiard

Pictures for these will be taken on next Tuesday, April 22nd during 7th hour.  Please see Ms. Dutton if you have any questions.

Students, we will be taking a group to a WhiteCaps game on May 20th.  This event will last all day.  Permission slips and $10 are due no later than Tuesday, April 22nd.  That is next Tuesday!  No money will be accepted after that time because we need to purchase tickets in advance to hold a spot.  Also, this trip is limited to the first 100 students.  So, if you want to enjoy a day at the ballpark with friends and hopefully lots of sun, then turn your money in as soon as possible.  If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Amstutz.

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Welcome back.  Hopefully all had a great Spring Break.

 Track practice will resume today directly after school.  Please meet in the gym.

 Girls on the Run will be meeting today at 3:00 pm in Room #18. 

 Attention Staff – A staff meeting is scheduled for tomorrow (4/15) at 2:50 pm in the staff lounge.

 Peer tutoring is cancelled tomorrow due to the staff meeting.

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Friday, April 4, 2014

Coming today to a gymnasium near you!!! The ultimate show down of Volleyball matches!  It's the teachers challenging the 7th grade West Michigan Conference Championship team to a battle to the death, no not death, a battle till someone cries, no we don't want anyone to cry…

 
It's a challenge from the teachers to the 7th grade volleyball champion team to play a game in front of your classmates at the assembly and have the chance to show off their skills, the teachers' skills, of course, not the volleyball players'. So --be ready to play!!

 Ms. Dutton’s first hour class is the winning classroom for the pizza party – Congratulations!!  They sold the most candy by the deadline bringing in $2,395.73.  The second place classroom was Mr. Woodwyk’s room with a total of $2,076.60.  Great job to both rooms.  This afternoon we will have an assembly at 1:25 am to finalize the candy sale.  Make sure you collect all coupons due to you and turn them into the office so you can be eligible for one of the awesome prizes.  Good luck!

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Coming this Friday to a gymnasium near you!!! The ultimate show down of Volleyball matches!  It's the teachers challenging the 7th grade West Michigan Conference Championship team to a battle to the death, no not death, a battle till someone cries, no we don't want anyone to cry…

It's a challenge from the teachers to the 7th grade volleyball champion team to play a game in front of your classmates at the assembly and have the chance to show off their skills, the teachers' skills, of course, not the volleyball players'. So start picking a team to root for and ladies be ready to play!!

 The candy sale is winding down.  The competition between the classrooms to win a pizza party ended last Friday.  The winning classroom will be announced tomorrow morning.  Also students if you did not receive all your coupons for boxes of candy sold, touch base with your first hour teacher.  All coupons need to be turned into the office in order for you to be eligible for one of the awesome prizes.  An assembly is scheduled for tomorrow and the prizes will be given away at that time.

 After school detention will be held today.  A list of students who are scheduled to attend detention will be posted on the bulletin board outside the office.  Please check the list if you

 Football weight training will be held today after school.

 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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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Coming this Friday to a gymnasium near you!!! The ultimate show down of Volleyball matches!  It's the teachers challenging the 7th grade West Michigan Conference Championship team to a battle to the death, no not death, a battle till someone cries, no we don't want anyone to cry…

It's a challenge from the teachers to the 7th grade volleyball champion team to play a game in front of your classmates at the assembly and have the chance to show off their skills, the teachers' skills, of course, not the volleyball players'. So start picking a team to root for and ladies be ready to play!!

 The candy sale is winding down.  The competition between the classrooms to win a pizza party ended Friday.  Students are still able to keep selling candy.  Also students for each box of additional candy you sell, your name goes into the drawing to get the chance to win one of the great prizes.  Remember no candy can be returned at this time, only money.  An assembly is scheduled for this Friday and the awesome prizes will be given away at that time.

 After school detention will be held tomorrow.  A list of students who are scheduled to attend detention will be posted on the bulletin board outside the office.  Please check the list if you

 Football weight training will this Thursday after school this week.

 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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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Coming this Friday to a gymnasium near you!!! The ultimate show down of Volleyball matches!  It's the teachers challenging the 7th grade West Michigan Conference Championship team to a battle to the death, no not death, a battle till someone cries, no we don't want anyone to cry…

It's a challenge from the teachers to the 7th grade volleyball champion team to play a game in front of your classmates at the assembly and have the chance to show off their skills, the teachers' skills, of course, not the volleyball players'. So start picking a team to root for and ladies be ready to play!!

 Attention all track athletes – practice started yesterday after school.  All athletes must have a physical and pay to play fee paid in order to participate in practice.

 The candy sale is winding down.  The competition between the classrooms to win a pizza party ended Friday.  Students are still able to keep selling candy.  Also students for each box of additional candy you sell, your name goes into the drawing to get the chance to win one of the great prizes.  Remember no candy can be returned at this time, only money.  An assembly is scheduled for this Friday and the awesome prizes will be given away at that time.

 Football weight training will be Monday and Thursday after school this week.

 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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Monday, March 31, 2014

Attention all track athletes – practice begins today after school.  All athletes must have a physical in order to participate in practice.

 The candy sale is winding down.  The competition between the classrooms to win a pizza party ended Friday.  Students are still able to keep selling candy.  Also students for each box of additional candy you sell, your name goes into the drawing to get the chance to win one of the great prizes.  Remember no candy can be returned at this time, only money.  An assembly is scheduled for this Friday and the awesome prizes will be given away at that time.

 Football weight training will be Monday and Thursday after school this week.

 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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Thursday, March 27, 2014
As of Tuesday, March 18th, $15,314.23 worth of candy has been sold.  Here are the top three selling classrooms at this point in time:

Mr. Rieger                  $1,625.00

Mr. Burr                      $1,532.75

Ms. Dutton                 $1,465.73

The competition between the classrooms will continue until this Friday so keep selling so your room will win a pizza party.  Also students for each box of additional candy you sell, your name goes into the drawing to get the chance to win one of the great prizes.  Remember no candy can be returned at this time, only money.

 After school detention will be held today at 2:50 pm in the cafeteria.  If you think you might have an after school detention, please check with the office. B

 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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Wednesday, March 26, 2014
As of Tuesday, March 18th, $15,314.23 worth of candy has been sold.  Here are the top three selling classrooms at this point in time:

Mr. Rieger                  $1,625.00

Mr. Burr                     $1,532.75

Ms. Dutton                 $1,465.73

The competition between the classrooms will continue until this Friday so keep selling so your room will win a pizza party.  Also students for each box of additional candy you sell, your name goes into the drawing to get the chance to win one of the great prizes.  Remember no candy can be returned at this time, only money.

 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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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Listen overhead for an update later today as to the totals of the candy sale.  You will get an update as to the leading classroom at this time.

 
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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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Attention all 8th grade students – If you did not attend last Wednesday evening’s high school scheduling meeting, please pick up your scheduling materials from the middle school office today.  This needs to be done between class periods.  Your course selection sheets were due to Ms. Strevey yesterday.  If you have any questions, please see Ms. Strevey.

 All students who will be attending the incentive program at Norton Pines today please remember to eat first lunch quickly.  After your lunch is done, get ready to board the bus for departure.  The plan is to leave for Norton Pines at 12:00 noon today.  If you have any questions, please see Ms. Dutton.

 All choir students will also be eating first lunch today.

 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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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Attention all 8th grade students – If you did not attend last Wednesday evening’s high school scheduling meeting, please pick up your scheduling materials from the middle school office today.  This needs to be done between class periods.  Your course selection sheets are due to Ms. Strevey with a parent signature by today.  If you have any questions, please see Ms. Strevey.

 Parent Teacher Conferences were held last night and will be held again tonight from 4:30 – 7:30 pm.  Please make sure your parents are aware of conferences tonight .

 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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Tuesday, March 18 m , 2014

Attention all 8th grade students – If you did not attend last Wednesday evening’s high school scheduling meeting, please pick up your scheduling materials from the middle school office today.  This needs to be done between class periods.  Your course selection sheets are due to Ms. Strevey with a parent signature by this Wednesday, March 19th.  If you have any questions, please see Ms. Strevey.

 Parent Teacher Conferences were held last night and will be held again on Wednesday from 4:30 – 7:30 pm.  Correspondence was distributed to you during 7th hour last Friday.  Please make sure your parents are aware of conferences on Wednesday.

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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Monday, March 17, 2014

Attention all 8th grade students – If you did not attend last Wednesday evening’s high school scheduling meeting, please pick up your scheduling materials from the middle school office today.  This needs to be done between class periods.  Your course selection sheets are due to Ms. Strevey with a parent signature by this Wednesday, March 19th.  If you have any questions, please see Ms. Strevey.

 Attention all Girls on the Run members: Our first practice is going to be today, March 17th in Room #18.

 Parent Teacher Conferences will be held today and Wednesday from 4:30 – 7:30 pm.  Correspondence was distributed to you during 7th hour last Friday.  Please make sure your parents are aware of conferences tonight.

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Friday, March 14, 2014

In athletic news

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 7TH GRADE CHAMPIONSHIP VOLLEYBALL TEAM!!!
The lady Eagles took down the undefeated Whitehall Vikings in semi-final action 25-13 and 25-20.  All of the girls worked together both on the court and on the bench to keep spirits high, momentum on our side of the net and the ball on their side and spiked onto the ground!!  The ladies then faced North Muskegon in the Championship game where they rallied back from a 14-25 loss in the first game to win the second 25-17.  In the third game they NEVER looked back! The set ups, spike downs, kills, digs, serving and aces where spot on, moving the 7th grade team onto a 15-11 WIN AND THE 7TH GRADE CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP!!!   You worked hard all season, played and cheered hard every game and never gave up.  Great victory ladies, your coach is EXTREMELY proud of each and every one of you for your enthusiasm, attitude, and effort.  WAHOO!!!

 Attention all 8th grade students – If you did not attend Wednesday evening’s high school scheduling meeting, please pick up your scheduling materials from the middle school office today.  This needs to be done between class periods.  Your course selection sheets are due to Ms. Strevey with a parent signature by this Wednesday, March 19th.  If you have any questions, please see Ms. Strevey.

 Attention all Girls on the Run members: Our first practice is going to be Monday, March 17th in Room #18.

 Parent Teacher Conferences will be held this coming Monday and Wednesday from 4:30 – 7:30 pm.  Correspondence will be distributed to you during 7th hour today.  Please take this home to your parents as this explains the locations and hours of some of the shared staff. 

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

In athletic news -
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 7TH GRADE CHAMPIONSHIP VOLLEYBALL TEAM!!!The lady Eagles took down the undefeated Whitehall Vikings in semi-final action 25-13 and 25-20.  All of the girls worked together both on the court and on the bench to keep spirits high, momentum on our side of the net and the ball on their side and spiked onto the ground!!  The ladies then faced North Muskegon in the Championship game where they rallied back from a 14-25 loss in the first game to win the second 25-17.  In the third game they NEVER looked back! The set ups, spike downs, kills, digs, serving and aces where spot on, moving the 7th grade team onto a 15-11 WIN AND THE 7TH GRADE CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP!!!   You worked hard all season, played and cheered hard every game and never gave up.  Great victory ladies, your coach is EXTREMELY proud of each and every one of you for your enthusiasm, attitude, and effort.  WAHOO!!!

 Attention all Girls on the Run members: Your $40 registration fee was due on Friday, February 21st.  If you haven't yet, please turn in your money to the office by the end of this week!  Our first practice is going to be Monday, March 17th.

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

In athletic news: 

The volleyball teams will be released today at 2:00 pm to board the bus.  Tonight is the semi-finals of the West MI Conference volleyball tournament.

 The candy sale is going strong.  As of last Friday, $6,408.70 has been collected.  Here are the top four classrooms as of Friday:                       

Ms. Dutton                            
Mrs. Amstutz/Mr. Lohman 
Mr. Burr
Mr. Kiesgen   

The winning classroom will receive a pizza party at the end of the sale.  Also, for each additional box of candy you sell after the first box, your name will be entered into the drawing to receive one of the awesome prizes.  Just as a reminder all unsold candy is due this Friday.  Students do need to remember you are required to sell one box of candy each year or you will have to pay money to make up the difference.  Good luck to all and keep selling to win!

 Attention 8th grade students the Oakridge High School counseling office would like to invite 8th grade students and their parents to a Scheduling for High School presentation today March 12th at 5:00 pm in the auditorium.  All scheduling materials will be available and there will be an opportunity for individual questions afterwards.  We hope to see all 8th graders and parents tonight in the auditorium.

 Congratulations to the following Top 10 Eighth Grade Readers for the 4th Marking Period:

Shaina Benedict                    95
Kristina Carlson                     86.4
Kaylah Griffin                       65.4
Kyle Taylor                            58.4
Kiya Ferrier                           50
Madison Whipple                  50
Taylor Dusen                         49.1
Faith Morris                          47.4
Alana Dewitte                       46.6
Rhandie Grabinski                 45

 Attention all Girls on the Run members: Your $40 registration fee was due on Friday, February 21st.  If you haven't yet, please turn in your money to the office by the end of this week!  Our first practice is going to be Monday, March 17th.

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

In athletic news

CONGRATULATIONS to the 7th grade volleyball team on last night’s victory over Mason County Central.  They defeated the Spartans in 2 games with scores of 26-24 and 25-16 to advance to Wednesday’s semi-final match in Shelby.  The ladies played 2 spectacular matches having a total of 23 set-ups, 22 spikes with 5 of them for kills.  Leading the team in serving points were:

Claire Blackburn with 8 points  

Halle Jennings with 9 points
Kennidie Streed with 4 points
Kayla Fessendenhad 17 sets and Jenna Lowry had 12. Halle Jennings had 7 spikes, Kaylie Piper and Madison Carroll each had 6 spikes and Claire Blackburn 3.  The girls all played as a team with excellent communication and hustle and a never give up attitude.  Let’s carry that into Wednesday’s competition!!  Practice today from 3-5.

Congratulations to the 8th Grade Lady Eagles Volleyball team on their victory yesterday against the MCC Spartans.  The Lady Eagles took the matches with two, 25-11 victories.

Strong serving from Garcie Reinhold, Kennedy Mapes, and Kaley Pascavis sealed the victories for the Lady Eagles.  Gracie Reinhold ended the second game both serving 12 straight points to end the match.  Hannah Thomas and Lizzi Tilford both had kills.  The ladies really stuck together and played as team.  Good Job and lets bring the trophy back to Oakridge on Wednesday!

 The candy sale is going strong.  As of last Friday, $6,408.70 has been collected.  Here are the top four classrooms as of Friday:

Ms. Dutton                                         $779.00
Mrs. Amstutz/Mr. Lohman              $660.00
Mr. Burr                                             $658.75
Mr. Kiesgen                                        $658.25
The winning classroom will receive a pizza party at the end of the sale.  Also, for each additional box of candy you sell after the first box, your name will be entered into the drawing to receive one of the awesome prizes.  Just as a reminder all unsold candy is due this Friday.  Students do need to remember you are required to sell one box of candy each year or you will have to pay money to make up the difference.  Good luck to all and keep selling to win!

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

 Jr. Elite girls softball tryouts will be tonight at the Upper Elementary from 700-900pm.

 Attention all Girls on the Run members: Your $40 registration fee was due on Friday, February 21st.  If you haven't yet, please turn in your money to the office by the end of this week!  Our first practice is going to be Monday, March 17th.

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Friday, March 7, 2014

 In athletic news:

Congratulations to the 7th grade volleyball team on their sweep of the Ravenna Bulldogs, 4-0.  Scores of the games were:  21-11, 21-15, 21-13, and 21-10.  Serving leaders were:

Jenna Lowry with 10 points

Kahri Potts with 9 points

Madison Sahagun-Bisson with 6 points

Kennidie Streed with 6 points

Kaylie Piper with 4 points
And Payton Whitaker, Madison Sahagun-Bisson, Madison Carroll, Halle Jennings, Alyssa Major, Kahri Potts, and Kennidie Streed all had a 100% serving.  Offensively the ladies played very aggressively with 14 team set ups and attacks.  Claire Blackburn pounded 5 spikes at the competition and Halle Jennings, Alyssa Major, and Kaylie Piper each had 2 spikes.  Defensively the Eagles were at their best with Madison Carroll, Kayla Fessenden, and Halle Jennings digging up anything Ravenna hit their way.  Let’s carry this momentum into Monday’s tournament game!!

 Due to shipping problems and timing, we are not going to bring the floor map of the United States to the Middle School.  It is going to remain at the Upper Elementary through Monday, March 10th ..

 Today, March 7th is the end of the fourth marking period.  Check with your teachers and make sure you have all missing assignments turned in to your teacher.

 The candy sale is going strong.  Competition between the classrooms has begun as charts will be posted on the bulletin board outside the middle school office for you to track and see how well your room is doing.  The winning classroom will receive a pizza party at the end of the sale.  Also, for each additional box of candy you sell after the first box, your name will be entered into the drawing to receive one of the awesome prizes.  Good luck to all and keep selling to win!

 Attention all Girls on the Run members: Your $40 registration fee was due on Friday, February 21st.  If you haven't yet, please turn in your money to the office by the end of this week!  Our first practice is going to be Monday, March 17th.

 Marking Period 4 incentive - It’s not too late, there is still time to complete all your assignments to earn a trip to Norton Pines.  For any student that passes all their classes 4th marking period, you are being offered the opportunity to go to Norton Pines Fitness Center for a cost of $10.  The trip will take place on either March 20 or 21st. Students will eat 1st lunch then board the buses at 11:50.  While at Norton Pines you will access to the basketball courts, tennis courts, pool, and rock climbing wall.  We will return to school at 2:30.  You will receive an informative letter and Permission slip if you qualify to go and ALL MONEY AND PERMISSION SLIPS MUST BE TURNED IN BY March 18th as we have to give total count to Norton Pines.  Any questions see Ms. Dutton.

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Thursday, March 6, 2014

In athletic news

The volleyball teams play Ravenna today at Ravenna.  The seventh grade game begins at 4:00 pm.  Good luck to both teams.

 Due to shipping problems and timing, we are not going to bring the floor map of the United States to the Middle School.  It is going to remain at the Upper Elementary through Monday, March 10th.  All students can visit this community event being held at the OUE tonight from 5:30pm to 7:30pm . 

 There is a parent meeting today March 6th at Mr Quick’s at 7:00pm.  This is for any 7th or 8th grade girl interested in trying out for our Jr. Elite Softball team.  Players are welcome to come with their parent.

 This Friday, March 7th is the end of the fourth marking period.  Check with your teachers and make sure you have all missing assignments turned in to your teacher.

 The candy sale is going strong.  Competition between the classrooms has begun as charts will be posted on the bulletin board outside the middle school office for you to track and see how well your room is doing.  The winning classroom will receive a pizza party at the end of the sale.  Also, for each additional box of candy you sell after the first box, your name will be entered into the drawing to receive one of the awesome prizes.  Good luck to all and keep selling to win!

 Attention all Girls on the Run members: Your $40 registration fee was due on Friday, February 21st.  If you haven't yet, please turn in your money to the office by the end of this week!  Our first practice is going to be Monday, March 17th.

 Marking Period 4 incentive - It’s not too late, there is still time to complete all your assignments to earn a trip to Norton Pines.  For any student that passes all their classes 4th marking period, you are being offered the opportunity to go to Norton Pines Fitness Center for a cost of $10.  The trip will take place on either March 20 or 21st. Students will eat 1st lunch then board the buses at 11:50.  While at Norton Pines you will access to the basketball courts, tennis courts, pool, and rock climbing wall.  We will return to school at 2:30.  You will receive an informative letter and Permission slip if you qualify to go and ALL MONEY AND PERMISSION SLIPS MUST BE TURNED IN BY March 18th as we have to give total count to Norton Pines.  Any questions see Ms. Dutton.

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Monday, March 3, 2014

In athletic news

The Lady Eagles play North Muskegon tomorrow here at Oakridge.  Try and attend the games if possible and support our Lady Eagles. 

 Attention Students – All students will be taking the Explore Test tomorrow Tuesday, March 4th.  The results of this test will let you know if you are on track to be successful in high school and college.  On Tuesday, you will report to your first hour class and remain there until the completion of the test at 11:30 am.  The test will include an interest inventory as well as four 30 minute timed tests in math, English, reading and science.  If you have any questions, please see Ms. Strevey.

 Attention Staff – A staff meeting is scheduled for today, March 3rd at 2:55 pm in the staff lounge.

 Attention all Girls on the Run members: Your $40 registration fee was due on Friday, February 21st.  If you haven't yet, please turn in your money to the office by the end of this week!  Our first practice is going to be Monday, March 17th.

 Marking Period 4 incentive - It’s not too late, there is still a week and a half to earn those passing grades and a trip to Norton Pines.  For any student that passes all their classes 4th marking period, you are being offered the opportunity to go to Norton Pines Fitness Center for a cost of $10.  The trip will take place on either March 20 or 21st. Students will eat 1st lunch then board the buses at 11:50.  While at Norton Pines you will access to the basketball courts, tennis courts, pool, and rock climbing wall.  We will return to school at 2:30.  You will receive an informative letter and Permission slip if you qualify to go and ALL MONEY AND PERMISSION SLIPS MUST BE TURNED IN BY March 18th as we have to give total count to Norton Pines.  Any questions see Ms. Dutton.

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Friday, February 28, 2014
In athletic news

The Lady Eagles fell to the Whitehall Vikings yesterday in match play 1 game to 3.  Despite the loss the Lady Eagles had their highest team serving percentage - 85%.  Their highest team set-ups 29, and their highest kill percentage 47%.  Good Job Ladies!  Keep up the improvements!  Tournament is only a week away.  Coach Rieger

 Attention Students – All students will be taking the Explore Test this coming Tuesday, March 4th.  The results of this test will let you know if you are on track to be successful in high school and college.  On Tuesday, you will report to your first hour class and remain there until the completion of the test at 11:30 am.  The test will include an interest inventory as well as four 30 minute timed tests in math, English, reading and science.  If you have any questions, please see Ms. Strevey.

 Attention all students – The annual candy sale begins today with a Kick Off Assembly at 2:20 pm in the auditorium.  At the end of the assembly, you will be directed to report back to your first hour class where you will receive your candy.  For each box of candy you sell your name goes into the drawing to receive one of the awesome prizes which will be on display in the showcase by the office shortly.  Get out there and get your candy sold as the exciting competition has started.

 Attention Staff – A staff meeting is scheduled for this Monday, March 3rd at 2:55 pm in the staff lounge.

 Attention all Girls on the Run members: Your $40 registration fee was due on Friday, February 21st.  If you haven't yet, please turn in your money to the office by the end of this week!  Our first practice is going to be Monday, March 17th.

 Marking Period 4 incentive - It’s not too late, there is still a week and a half to earn those passing grades and a trip to Norton Pines.  For any student that passes all their classes 4th marking period, you are being offered the opportunity to go to Norton Pines Fitness Center for a cost of $10.  The trip will take place on either March 20 or 21st. Students will eat 1st lunch then board the buses at 11:50.  While at Norton Pines you will access to the basketball courts, tennis courts, pool, and rock climbing wall.  We will return to school at 2:30.  You will receive an informative letter and Permission slip if you qualify to go and ALL MONEY AND PERMISSION SLIPS MUST BE TURNED IN BY March 18th as we have to give total count to Norton Pines.  Any questions see Ms. Dutton.

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

 

In athletic news
The volleyball teams are scheduled to play Whitehall today which is closed.  Mr. Berkemeier is making calls to the school to see if the games are still scheduled to take place.  Listen overhead and an announcement will be made letting the players know the outcome of this.

 Attention all students – The annual candy sale begins tomorrow (Friday).  You received a letter in regards to this sale yesterday in your seventh hour class.  Make sure your parents are aware of this sale.  You will be receiving your candy tomorrow in your last hour class.  Towards the end of the hour, you will be directed to report back to your first hour class where you will receive your candy.  Awesome prizes will be on display in the showcase by the office shortly.  You will have the opportunity to win one of these prizes with the sale.

 Attention all Girls on the Run members: Your $40 registration fee was due on Friday, February 21st.  If you haven't yet, please turn in your money to the office by the end of this week!  Our first practice is going to be Monday, March 17th.

 Marking Period 4 incentive - It’s not too late, there is still a week and a half to earn those passing grades and a trip to Norton Pines.  For any student that passes all their classes 4th marking period, you are being offered the opportunity to go to Norton Pines Fitness Center for a cost of $10.  The trip will take place on either March 20 or 21st. Students will eat 1st lunch then board the buses at 11:50.  While at Norton Pines you will access to the basketball courts, tennis courts, pool, and rock climbing wall.  We will return to school at 2:30.  You will receive an informative letter and Permission slip if you qualify to go and ALL MONEY AND PERMISSION SLIPS MUST BE TURNED IN BY March 18th as we have to give total count to Norton Pines.  Any questions see Ms. Dutton.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

 In athletic news

The volleyball teams play Montague today at Montague.  Good luck to both teams.

Attention all Girls on the Run members: Your $40 registration fee was due on Friday, February 21st.  If you haven't yet, please turn in your money to the office by the end of this week!  Our first practice is going to be Monday, March 17th.

 A reminder to parents and teachers to vote today!

 


 
Monday, February 24, 2014

In athletic news

The volleyball team plays Montague tomorrow at Montague.  Good luck to both teams.

 All students who have Mr. Bassett for shop 6th and 7th hours, please bring your AR book and homework to shop class today. 

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Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine’s Day

In athletic news –

Congratulations to the 7th grade volleyball team on their 2-2 split with Shelby yesterday.Scores were:  21-6, 21-8, 20-22, 14-21.  Helping out the team were Kennidie Streed with 12 points, Kaylie Piper with 5 points,  Madison Sahagun-Bisson with 5 points, Claire Blackburn with 12 points, and Payton Whitaker with 4 points. Kaylie Piper added 4 spikes and Madison Sahagun-Bisson and Kayla Fessenden added 5 set ups each to add to the offensive score.No practice today because of the dance, but don’t forget practice on Monday from 3-5.

 The 8th Grade Lady Eagles played a tough match against the reigning WMC Champs last night.  The Lady Eagles played hard moving their feet blocking 2 attacks and touching 5 others.  The team set several team records including  76% serving success rate, 32 attack set ups, 20 successful attacks, 13 kills, and having a great do not quit attitude.The coaching staff is very proud of all the players!

 Attention Students: Today, February 14th at 3:00 pm, we will be having our semi-formal Valentine's Day dance.  This is our semi-formal dance of the year; dresses, skirts, dress pants, suits, dress shirts, and ties are highly encouraged.  Torn or ripped jeans, t-shirts, sweats, hoodies, etc. are DIScouraged.  All clothing still must follow the dress code outlined in the student handbook such as dress straps must be at least three fingers wide and skirts and dresses must be fingertip length or longer.  Flowers will be sold at the dance for $1.50 each for that someone special.  The dance will be held from 3:00 - 4:30 pm and the cost is $3.00 per person.

 This Monday is Mid-Winter Break.  School will not be in session.

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Thursday, February 13, 2014

In athletic news –

The volleyball teams travel to Shelby today.  The girls will be dismissed at 2:15 pm to board the bus.  Good luck to both teams.

 Attention Students: Tomorrow, February 14th at 3:00 pm, we will be having our semi-formal Valentine's Day dance.  This is our semi-formal dance of the year; dresses, skirts, dress pants, suits, dress shirts, and ties are highly encouraged.  Torn or ripped jeans, t-shirts, sweats, hoodies, etc. are DIScouraged.  All clothing still must follow the dress code outlined in the student handbook such as dress straps must be at least three fingers wide and skirts and dresses must be fingertip length or longer.  Flowers will be sold at the dance for $1.50 each.  Please bring some extra money so you can purchase flowers for that special someone.  The dance will be held from 3:00 - 4:30 pm and the cost is $3.00 per person.

 After school detention will be held today at 2:50 pm in the cafeteria.  Please check the bulletin board outside the office if you think you might be on the list.

 This Monday is Mid Winter  Break.  School will not be in session.

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

In athletic news –

Congratulations to the 7th grade volleyball on their 4-0 victory over the Ravenna Bulldogs.
Scores were 21-9, 21-16, 21-7, 21-17
Exceptional serving was provided by:  Madison Carroll, Jenna Lowry, Alyssa Major, Savannah Maycroft, Madison Sahagun-Bisson, and Payton Whitaker all with a serving percentage of 100.  Kennidie Streed served up 12 points  with 8 aces, Kaylie Piper had 10 points and 7 aces, Alyssa Major had 8 points, Halle Jennings and Jenna Lowry each had 7 points, Kayla Fessenden had 5 points, and Claire Blackburn had 4 points.  Also contributing for the offense was Claire with 5 spikes, Jenna with 7 set ups, Kayla with 11 set ups and Kennidie Streed with 5 set ups.  Defensively Savannah Maycroft, Alyssa Major, and Kennidie Streed did a great job moving to and calling for the ball.
This win was definitely a team effort ladies.  Keep up the good work, remember pictures are today immediately after school.
The 8th Grade Lady Eagles fell to the Ravenna Bulldogs last night, match play was 1 to 3.The team had 13 attack set-ups with Madison Carpenter, Kennedy Mapes, Kaley Pascavis, Gracie Reinhold, Hannah Thomas, Madison Whipple, and Avery Wildig all having successful attacks.  The girls face Shelby on tomorrow at Shelby.  The girls will be dismissed at 2:15 pm to board the bus.

 Geskus will be here today to take pictures of the volleyball team.  Stop in the office and pick up a form if you need one.

 Attention Students: This Friday, February 14th at 3:00 pm, we will be having our semi-formal Valentine's Day dance.  This is our semi-formal dance of the year; dresses, skirts, dress pants, suits, dress shirts, and ties are highly encouraged.  Torn or ripped jeans, t-shirts, sweats, hoodies, etc. are DIScouraged.  All clothing still must follow the dress code outlined in the student handbook such as dress straps must be at least three fingers wide and skirts and dresses must be fingertip length or longer.  Flowers will be sold at the dance for $1.50 each.  Please bring some extra money so you can purchase flowers for that special someone.  The dance will be held from 3:00 - 4:30 pm and the cost is $3.00 per person.

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Friday, February 7, 2014

 

In athletic news –
The Lady Eagles played North Muskegon yesterday at North Muskegon.  The details from the matches will be announced at the assembly today. 

 We will be having an assembly today during third hour for all students.  Students will report to their third hour for attendance and then proceed to the auditorium with their teacher and sit with their third hour class.

 Congratulations to all of the students in the building who will be attending the outing today at Jumpin Jupiter.  At the end of fourth hour, students who are attending this outing will get their coats, lunches and skates and get ready to board the busses.  Students who are staying in the building will go either to lunch or their fifth hour class.  Congratulations to all students who earned their incentives to attend this fun outing.

 Attention Students: On Friday, February 14th at 3:00 pm, we will be having our semi-formal Valentine's Day dance.  This is our semi-formal dance of the year; dresses, skirts, dress pants, suits, dress shirts, and ties are highly encouraged.  Torn or ripped jeans, t-shirts, sweats, hoodies, etc. are DIScouraged.  All clothing still must follow the dress code outlined in the student handbook such as dress straps must be at least three fingers wide and skirts and dresses must be fingertip length or longer.  Please mark your calendars for the Valentine's Dance coming up next Friday, February 14th from 3:00 - 4:30 pm and the cost is $3.00 per person.  Thank you from OMS Student Council.

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day, February 6, 2014

 

In athletic news –
The Lady Eagles play North Muskegon today at North Muskegon.  The teams will be dismissed today at 2:35 pm to board the bus.  Good luck to both teams.

 Attention Students: On Friday, February 14th  at 3:00 pm, we will be having our semi-formal Valentine's Day dance.  This is our semi-formal dance of the year; dresses, skirts, dress pants, suits, dress shirts, and ties are highly encouraged.  Torn or ripped jeans, t-shirts, sweats, hoodies, etc. are DIScouraged.  All clothing still must follow the dress code outlined in the student handbook such as dress straps must be at least three fingers wide and skirts and dresses must be fingertip length or longer.  Please mark your calendars for the Valentine's Dance coming up next Friday, February 14th from 3:00 - 4:30 pm and the cost is $3.00 per person.  Thank you from OMS Student Council.

 Congratulations to all of the students in the building who earned the opportunity to go to Jumpin Jupiter tomorrow!  All permission slips and money need to be turned in by 3:30 pm today if you plan on attending this exciting event.

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

In athletic news –

In volleyball action last night the 7

th grade girls finished 1 and 3 in some close matches against Whitehall.  The scores were 21-16, 13-21, 16-21, and 19-21.

The girls played very well together and performed well for their first games ever.

Scoring for the Eagles were:

Jenna Lowry - 12 points.

Savannah Maycroft - 11 points.

Alyssa Major - 6 points, 4 of which were aces.

Claire Blackburn - 4 points.

Madison Carroll - 3 points.

Kayla Fessenden supported the hitters with 9 set ups and Kaylie Piper led the team with 3 spikes. 

Good job to all the girls, practice today is from 3-5 pm.

 The 8th grade Lady Eagles faced a tough Whitehall team last night.  Even though the results of the game did not go in favor of the Eagles, the girls did a fine job. 

Gracie Reinhold had 100% serving with 3 aces, Brooke Ruel had 100% serving with 2 aces, and the Lady Eagles set up 9 attacks last night.  The Lady Eagles play North Muskegon tomorrow at North Muskegon.  Good luck to both teams.

 Today, February 5

th is a half day for students.  School will release at 11:05 am.

 Congratulations to all of the students in the building who earned the opportunity to go to Jumpin Jupiter this Friday! 

A list is posted across from the office with all students that earned the opportunity to go to Jumpin Jupiter.  You also received information in your 7th hour class yesterday.

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014
In athletic news –
The volleyball teams play Whitehall today here at Oakridge.  The first match begins at 4:00 pm so try and attend this event if you can.  Good luck to both teams.

 Student Council will be having a meeting tomorrow morning at 7:50 am in Mrs. Westerlund’s room.  Please check in with your first hour teacher before you report to Room #5.

 Tomorrow, February 5

th is a half day for students.  School will release at 11:05 am.

 Congratulations to all of the students in the building who earned the opportunity to go to Jumpin Jupiter this Friday! 

A list is posted across from the office with all students that earned the opportunity to go to Jumpin Jupiter.  You also received information in your 7th hour class yesterday.

 Oakridge Soccer Club are holding their Spring Sign Ups.  The last sign up date is today, 

Feb. 4th from 6-8pm at the middle school. 

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Monday, February 3, 2014

In athletic news –The volleyball teams play Whitehall tomorrow here at Oakridge.  The first match begins at 4:00 pm so try and attend this event if you can.  Good luck to both teams.

 This Wednesday, February 5th is another Late Start for students.  School will start exactly one hour later.

 Congratulations to all of the students in the building who earned the opportunity to go to Jumpin Jupiter this Friday!  There will be a list posted across from the office with all students that earned the opportunity to go to Jumpin Jupiter by the end of the day.  Again, the list will be posted by the end of the day.  You will also receive information in your 7th hour class. 

 Any students who are going to the upper elementary after school are required to wait outside the building on the sidewalk.  You are required wait outside and not enter the building.

Oakridge Soccer Club will be having their Spring Sign Ups.  The last sign up date is today,
Feb. 4th from 6-8pm at the middle school. 

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ay, January 31, 2014
Congratulations to the following Top 10 Eighth Grade Readers for the third marking period:
Shaina Benedict                    182.6
Kaylee Berggren                    108
Alana Dewitte                       75.5
Kaylah Griffin                       60.7
Kyle Taylor                            59
Rhandie Grabinski                 59
Steven Aldering                    55
Brandon Provencher             52
Kyle Bollin                              49
Madison Whipple                  46

 Muskegon Community College is offering a Jawhawk Baseball Camp this Sunday, Februrary 2

nd for all middle school students.  The time is from 1-5:00 pm and the cost is $20.00 at the door with a coupon you can pick up in the middle school office.  If you need more information, check out the Muskegon Community College website.

 Any students who are going to the upper elementary after school are required to wait outside the building on the sidewalk.  You are required wait outside and not enter the building.

Oakridge Soccer Club will be having their Spring Sign Ups.  The sign up dates are:

Saturday, Feb. 1
st from 10am – 2pm at the high school
Feb. 4
th from 6-8pm at the middle school. 

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Thursday, January 30, 2014

No weight lifting after school today.  The high school will get back on schedule tomorrow after school, and the middle school on Friday.

 Any students who are going to the upper elementary after school are required to wait outside the building on the sidewalk.  You are required wait outside and not enter the building.

Students, don't forget that the skating trip to Jumpin Jupiter is just around the corner.  Are you going to be able to go, are you passing all of your classes?  Here are the top 5 things you can do to pass your classes:

1. Go to bed earlier.  When you are well rested, your brain works better.
2. Eat breakfast.  Ask Mrs. Westerlund about this one.
3. Make your AR goal.  Reading does a body good.
4. Study for your exams.  Yes --exams start tomorrow!
5. Do what your teachers say.  When they tell you to pay attention, do homework, study, you get the point; just do it.

 Oakridge Soccer Club will be having their Spring Sign Ups.  The sign up dates are:

Saturday, Feb. 1st from 10am – 2pm at the high school
Jan. 30th and Feb. 4th from 6-8pm at the middle school. 

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

 

Any students who are going to the upper elementary after school are required to wait outside the building on the sidewalk.  You are required wait outside and not enter the building.

Students, don't forget that the skating trip to Jumpin Jupiter is just around the corner.  Are you going to be able to go, are you passing all of your classes?  Here are the top 5 things you can do to pass your classes:

1. Go to bed earlier.  When you are well rested, your brain works better.
2. Eat breakfast.  Ask Mrs. Westerlund about this one.
3. Make your AR goal.  Reading does a body good.
4. Study for your exams.  Yes --exams start tomorrow!
5. Do what your teachers say.  When they tell you to pay attention, do homework, study, you get the point; just do it.

 Oakridge Soccer Club will be having their Spring Sign Ups.  The sign up dates are:

Saturday, Feb. 1st from 10am – 2pm at the high school
Jan. 30th and Feb. 4th from 6-8pm at the middle school. 

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Any students going on the ski trip today please listen carefully – After you are dismissed for the day, go to your locker and get everything you need for the ski trip and also any study materials you need to take home this evening for exams.  Report to the middle school cafeteria to wait until you are cleared to board the bus for Cannonsburg.  The bus is scheduled to leave at 11:15 am today.

Any students who are going to the upper elementary after school are required to wait outside the building on the sidewalk.  You are required wait outside and not enter the building.

Football weight training will take place next Wednesday and Friday after school as previously scheduled.  Middle school lifting is cancelled this week due to exams and transportation issues.  You are, however, invited to Tuesdays with Mike (Braid) for functional training in the high school gym immediately after school until 4 pm.  Change into workout clothes and meet in the high school gym.

 Students, don't forget that the skating trip to Jumpin Jupiter is just around the corner.  Are you going to be able to go, are you passing all of your classes?  Here are the top 5 things you can do to pass your classes:

1. Go to bed earlier.  When you are well rested, your brain works better.
2. Eat breakfast.  Ask Mrs. Westerlund about this one.
3. Make your AR goal.  Reading does a body good.
4. Study for your exams.  Yes --exams start tomorrow!
5. Do what your teachers say.  When they tell you to pay attention, do homework, study, you get the point; just do it.

 Attention all 7th and 8th Grade Girls – If you’re interested in hanging out with your friends after school, playing games, learning something new and training for a 5K, you should think about joining Girls on the Run.  Registration forms are in the office and are due back by this Friday, January 24th.  Space is limited, so don’t wait.  For more information, see Ms. Strevey or Mrs. Webb.

 Oakridge Soccer Club will be having their Spring Sign Ups.  The sign up dates are:

Saturday, Jan. 25th and Feb. 1st from 10am – 2pm at the high school
Jan. 30th and Feb. 4th from 6-8pm at the middle school. 

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Any students going on the ski trip tomorrow please listen carefully - Tomorrow’s forecast is calling for a high of 13 degrees!!!  It’s going be a cold one!  Please be prepared. Dressing in several thin layers is always best. Wear long-johns if you have them, and please don’t forget snow pants or we will probably find you frozen in a snowbank somewhere. Warm gloves or mittens will be extremely important, and a facemask if you have one.  Don’t miss a minute of fun because you’re cold. Try to be prepared.  If you do get cold you can go into the lodge and warm up at any time. Don’t forget lunches, snacks, and water. If you have your own ski or snowboard equipment, you can leave it in Mr. Bassett’s room until we board the bus.  All students will be boarding the bus at 11:15 am.

Any students who are going to the upper elementary after school are required to wait outside the building on the sidewalk.  You are required wait outside and not enter the building.

Football weight training will take place next Wednesday and Friday after school as previously scheduled.  Middle school lifting is cancelled this week due to exams and transportation issues.  You are, however, invited to Tuesdays with Mike (Braid) for functional training in the high school gym immediately after school until 4 pm.  Change into workout clothes and meet in the high school gym.

 Students, don't forget that the skating trip to Jumpin Jupiter is just around the corner.  Are you going to be able to go, are you passing all of your classes?  Here are the top 5 things you can do to pass your classes:

1. Go to bed earlier.  When you are well rested, your brain works better.
2. Eat breakfast.  Ask Mrs. Westerlund about this one.
3. Make your AR goal.  Reading does a body good.
4. Study for your exams.  Yes --exams start tomorrow!
5. Do what your teachers say.  When they tell you to pay attention, do homework, study, you get the point; just do it.

 Attention all 7th and 8th Grade Girls – If you’re interested in hanging out with your friends after school, playing games, learning something new and training for a 5K, you should think about joining Girls on the Run.  Registration forms are in the office and are due back by this Friday, January 24th.  Space is limited, so don’t wait.  For more information, see Ms. Strevey or Mrs. Webb.

 Oakridge Soccer Club will be having their Spring Sign Ups.  The sign up dates are:

Saturday, Jan. 18th, Jan. 25th, Feb. 1st from 10am – 2pm at the high school
Jan. 21st, Jan. 30th and Feb. 4th from 6-8pm at the middle school. 

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Football weight training will take place next Wednesday and Friday after school as previously scheduled.  Middle school lifting is cancelled this week due to exams and transportation issues.  You are, however, invited to Tuesdays with Mike (Braid) for functional training in the high school gym immediately after school until 4 pm.  Change into workout clothes and meet in the high school gym.

 Students, don't forget that the skating trip to Jumpin Jupiter is just around the corner.  Are you going to be able to go, are you passing all of your classes?  Here are the top 5 things you can do to pass your classes:

1. Go to bed earlier.  When you are well rested, your brain works better.
2. Eat breakfast.  Ask Mrs. Westerlund about this one.
3. Make your AR goal.  Reading does a body good.
4. Study for your exams.  Yes --exams start tomorrow!
5. Do what your teachers say.  When they tell you to pay attention, do homework, study, you get the point; just do it.

 Attention all 7th and 8th Grade Girls – If you’re interested in hanging out with your friends after school, playing games, learning something new and training for a 5K, you should think about joining Girls on the Run.  Registration forms are in the office and are due back by next Friday, January 24th.  Space is limited, so don’t wait.  For more information, see Ms. Strevey or Mrs. Webb.

 Oakridge Soccer Club will be having their Spring Sign Ups.  The sign up dates are:

Saturday, Jan. 18th, Jan. 25th, Feb. 1st from 10am – 2pm at the high school
Jan. 21st, Jan. 30th and Feb. 4th from 6-8pm at the middle school. 

 Exams begin today during your 6th and 7th hours.  You received an exam schedule last week which also contained the rules/regulations of the exams.  Good luck and study hard!

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Monday, January 20, 2014

Students, don't forget that the skating trip to Jumpin Jupiter is just around the corner.  Are you going to be able to go, are you passing all of your classes?  Here are the top 5 things you can do to pass your classes:
1. Go to bed earlier.  When you are well rested, your brain works better.
2. Eat breakfast.  Ask Mrs. Westerlund about this one.
3. Make your AR goal.  Reading does a body good.
4. Study for your exams.  Yes --exams start tomorrow!
5. Do what your teachers say.  When they tell you to pay attention, do homework, study, you get the point; just do it.

 Attention all 7th and 8th Grade Girls – If you’re interested in hanging out with your friends after school, playing games, learning something new and training for a 5K, you should think about joining Girls on the Run.  Registration forms are in the office and are due back by next Friday, January 24th.  Space is limited, so don’t wait.  For more information, see Ms. Strevey or Mrs. Webb.

 Oakridge Soccer Club will be having their Spring Sign Ups.  The sign up dates are:

Saturday, Jan. 18th, Jan. 25th, Feb. 1st from 10am – 2pm at the high school
Jan. 21st, Jan. 30th and Feb. 4th from 6-8pm at the middle school. 

 Exams begin tomorrow during your 6th and 7th hours.  You received an exam schedule last week which also contained the rules/regulations of the exams.  Good luck and study hard!

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Friday, January 17, 2014
In athletic news
In the final round of the West Michigan Conference Tournament the 7th grade boys basketball team lost a hard fought battle against the Montague Wildcats with a final score of 37-24.  The team had a great season and finished their season in second place in the conference.  Congratulations to the entire 7th grade team.

 Attention all 7th and 8th Grade Girls – If you’re interested in hanging out with your friends after school, playing games, learning something new and training for a 5K, you should think about joining Girls on the Run.  Registration forms are in the office and are due back by next Friday, January 24th.  Space is limited, so don’t wait.  For more information, see Ms. Strevey or Mrs. Webb.

 Oakridge Soccer Club will be having their Spring Sign Ups.  The sign up dates are:

Saturday, Jan. 18th, Jan. 25th, Feb. 1st from 10am – 2pm at the high school
Jan. 21st, Jan. 30th and Feb. 4th from 6-8pm at the middle school. 

 Exams begin next week on Tuesday.  You will receive an exam schedule handout today in your last hour class.  Please take this home to your parents and review the expectations portion of the handout with them.

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Thursday, January 16, 2014

In athletic news
In the 2nd round of the West Michigan Conference Tournament the Eagles soar on to the Championship finals which will be played tonight at Montague.  The game begins at 4:00pm and the team will be playing Montague.  The boys beat Shelby last night in a tight and exciting game with a score of 25-22.  Scoring for the Eagles was:
Jaxon Fri - 8 points 
Peyton Young - 7 pts.
T.J. Ruel - 6 pts.
Jalen Hughes and Logan Bunker - 2 pts. each.  Congratulations boys and good luck tonight!

 The Cannonsburg ski/snowboard trip is next Thursday, January 23rd.  The trip will be limited to the first 50 people who turn in permission slips and money.  The cost for this event is $15 which covers your lift ticket, ski or snowboard rental, and transportation.  If you choose to take a short lesson, there is an additional $5.00 charge.  A helmet can also be rented for $5.00 and are highly recommended.

If you’re bringing your own snowboard, remember it has to be “resort quality” with steel edges, solid bindings, and a safety leash.  See the “Shredmaster”, Mr. Bassett is you’re not sure what that means.

-      Bring a lunch, water, and snacks for later.

-      Bring snow clothes and gloves.

-      Pick up and return permission slips to the office.

-      Questions – see Mr. Bassett or Ms. Dutton

Parents are welcome to attend at the same cost as students, but need to provide their own transportation.  Join us on the slopes for a great time!

 Oakridge Soccer Club will be having their Spring Sign Ups.  The sign up dates are:

Saturday, Jan. 18th, Jan. 25th, Feb. 1st from 10am – 2pm at the high school
Jan. 21st, Jan. 30th and Feb. 4th from 6-8pm at the middle school. 

 Volleyball tryouts continue again today after school at 3:00 pm.  If you have any questions please see Ms. Dutton.

Exams begin next week on Tuesday.  You will receive an exam schedule handout today in your last hour class.  Please take this home to your parents and review the expectations portion of the handout with them.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

 

In athletic news

The seventh grade basketball team will be traveling to Whitehall today for the next round of the West Michigan Conference Tournament.  The team plays Shelby at 5:00 pm.  Good luck boys.

 The Cannonsburg ski/snowboard trip is next Thursday, January 23rd.  The trip will be limited to the first 50 people who turn in permission slips and money.  The cost for this event is $15 which covers your lift ticket, ski or snowboard rental, and transportation.  If you choose to take a short lesson, there is an additional $5.00 charge.  A helmet can also be rented for $5.00 and are highly recommended.

If you’re bringing your own snowboard, remember it has to be “resort quality” with steel edges, solid bindings, and a safety leash.  See the “Shredmaster”, Mr. Bassett is you’re not sure what that means.

-      Bring a lunch, water, and snacks for later.

-      Bring snow clothes and gloves.

-      Pick up and return permission slips to the office.

Questions - see Mr. Bassett or Ms. Dutton 
Parents are welcome to attend at the same cost as students, but need to provide their own transportation.  Join us on the slopes for a great time!

 Oakridge Soccer Club will be having their Spring Sign Ups.  The sign up dates are:

Saturday, Jan. 18th, Jan. 25th, Feb. 1st from 10am – 2pm at the high school
Jan. 21st, Jan. 30th and Feb. 4th from 6-8pm at the middle school. 

 Volleyball tryouts begin today after school at 3:00 pm.  If you have any questions please see Ms. Dutton.

 Exams begin next week on Tuesday.  You will receive an exam schedule handout today in your last hour class.  Please take this home to your parents and review the expectations portion of the handout with them.

 The Lost and Found Box will be picked up by the end of this week.  Students take a minute and check through the box to make you do not have any items in it.

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

 

In athletic news

In the first round of the West Michigan Conference Tournament the 7th grade team beat Hart 35-11.
Scoring for the Eagles was:
Jay Thompson 2 pts.
Blake Masterman 2 pts.
Jalen Hughes 3 pts.
Troy Beebe 3 pts.
Branden Wilde 4 pts.
Logan Bunker 4 pts.
T.J. Ruel 5 pts.
Jaxon Fri 6 pts.
Peyton Young 6 pts.
Also the team shot 50% from the free throw line.  GREAT job team and good luck as you advance to the second round in the tournament at Whitehall.  Tip-off time is 5:00 pm.

 The 8th grade team lost to the pirates 41-30.

Scoring for the Eagles was:
Carson Evans - 1 pt.
Luke Layman 2 pts.
Pedro Castorena 2 pts.
Hunter White 4 pts.
Kyle Messerschmidt 4 pts.
Alex Shoop 17 pts.

 The team also shot 50% from the charity stripe 12-24.  It was a great effort despite coming up short in the tournament.  The team had a good season and your coaches are proud of your efforts.  Please get your uniforms into coach Woodwyk as soon as possible.

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

 The Lost and Found Box will be picked up by the end of this week.  Students take a minute and check through the box to make you do not have any items in it.

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Monday, January 13, 2014

In athletic news

The 7th and 8th grade basketball teams begin the first round of tournament play today by traveling to Hart.  The teams will be released today at 1:55 pm to board the busses.  Good luck to both teams. 

 This Wednesday is another Late Start Day.  Students repot to school and your bus stop exactly one hour later.

 The Lost and Found Box will be picked up by the end of this week.  Students take a minute and check through the box to make you do not have any items in it.

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Friday, January 10, 2014

 In athletic news

The 7th grade team played Whitehall last night and won with a score of 26-5.
Scoring for the Eagles was:
T.J Ruel - 12 pts.
Jalen Hughes - 10 pts.
Peyton Young - 10 pts.
Logan Bunker - 4 pts.
Koleman Wall - 2 pts.
Jaxon Fri - 2 pts.
Brandon Wilde - 2 pts.

 

The 8th grade team lost with a score of 23-13.

Scoring for the Eagles was:
Alex Shoop - 12 pts.
Hunter White - 4 pts.
Kyle Messerschmidt - 4 pts.
Luke Layman - 3 pts.
Austin Smith - 3 pts.
Pedro Castorena pts.
The West Michigan Tournament starts next week.  The Eagles travel to Hart to play in the first round with a single elimination.  Good Luck Teams!

A Crime Day Prevention Assembly is planned for today.  Eighth graders will report to sixth hour for attendance and then report to the auditorium with their sixth hour teachers.  Seventh grade students will report to their seventh hour class for attendance and then repot to the auditorium for the assembly.

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 Thursday, January 9, 2014

In athletic news -
The 7th grade team beat North Muskegon last night 23-11.  Scoring for the Eagles was:
T.J. Ruel - 12 points
Jaxon Fri - 10 pts.
Peyton Young - 6 pts.
Koleman Wall - 4 pts.
Jalen Hughes - 3 pts.
Jay Thompson - 2 pts.
Blake Masterman - 2 pts.
 
The 8th grade team lost to the Norsemen 26-14.  Scoring for the Eagles was:
Alex Shoop - 11 pts
Luke Layman - 4 pts.
Pedro Castorena - 4 pts.
Kyle Messerschmidt - 3 pts.
Today the Eagles host the Whitehall Vikings.  Tip-off time is 4:00pm. Hope to see you there as this is the last game before the tournament begins on Monday.
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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

In athletic news
The boys basketball teams play North Muskegon today here at Oakridge.  The seventh grade game begins at 4:00 pm with the eighth grade to follow.  Student admission is only $2.00 for students so try and attend this event if can and support our teams.  Good luck boys.
 
Congratulations to the following individuals who are being honored for:

Student of the Month

Presley Primmer

Madison Sahagun-Bisson

Alexis Carroll

Brandon Rusco

Artist of the Month

Ashlee Norton

Zoei Penoyer

Athlete of the Month

Troy Beebe

Brandon Wilde

Kyle Messerschmidt

Hunter White

Staff of the Month

Melissa Dutton

Jeff Lohman

Support Staff of the Month

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Jennifer Thompson

Jody Webb

 

All students who have shop need to bring an AR book or something to work on to class today.

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Thursday, December 19, 2013
In athletic news
In the game on yesterday verses the Ravenna Bulldogs the seventh grade team won 12-12.
Scoring for the Eagles was:
Jalen Hughes 7 pts.
Koleman Wall 4 pts.
Jaxon Fri 6 pts.
Brandon Wilde 4pts.
T.J. Ruel 4 pts.
Logan Bunker 5 pts.
Peyton Young 2 pts.

 The 8th grade won 13-8.

Scoring for the Eagles was:
Alex Shoop 10 pts.
Hunter White 4 pts.
Kyle Messerschmidt 9 pts.
Luke Layman 4 pts.
Practice will be held tonight and the cookie dough will be handed out with pizza & pop provided.

Congratulations to the following individuals who are being honored for:

Student of the Month
Presley Primmer
Madison Sahagun-Bisson
Alexis Carroll
Brandon Rusco

Artist of the Month

Ashlee Norton
Zoei Penoyer

Athlete of the Month

Troy Beebe
Brandon Wilde
Kyle Messerschmidt
Hunter White

Staff of the Month

Melissa Dutton
Jeff Lohman

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Jennifer Thompson
Jody Webb

 Here are the results from Wednesday's Spirit Winners:

Mr. Woodwyk's 1st hour class does it again; they win the 8th grade spirit award for red day.  Come on 8th grade classes, give Mr. Woodwyk's class a little competition!  Mr. Holmberg's class was close.
Ms. Cooper's 1st hour wins the 7th grade spirit award for red day.  Mrs. Carlson motivated her class to show redder and almost took the win.
Overall, 117 students participated in red day out of 318 total  for 37% spirit.  That's 7% more spirit than Tuesday.  Come on Eagles, show us 100% Spirit tomorrow for green day.  Please make sure that your green is VISIBLE in order to count!
Don't forget, tomorrow is favorite Christmas Character Day.

 The next open gym for volleyball will be Sunday, January 5th from 7-8 pm.  This is the Sunday BEFORE we return to school so put it on your calendars!

 Cliques are groups of friends, but not all groups of friends are cliques. The thing that makes a group a clique is that they leave others out on purpose. Usually one or two popular kids control who gets to be in the clique and who gets left out. If you’re noticing that your group of friends is turning into a clique, speak up. It's OK to say that you want to invite others to hang out with you, too.

 Do we have the holiday spirit?  Middle School Student Council members do!  They have been very busy this holiday season raising money to provide wonderful meals and gifts for families in need.  In addition, we want to add to the festivities by having a little holiday competition this week.  Tuesday through Friday, we will have the following dress-up days:

Thursday, December 19th:  Green Day
Friday, December 20th:  Santa and his helpers - dress up as one of your favorite holiday characters (elf, santa, reindeer, etc.)
Student Council members will count during Silent Reading and the 1st hour class with the most holiday spirit will receive a treat!

Also - Candy Canes will be sold during your lunch period today (12/18).  For $0.50, you can print your own holiday message and it will be delivered with a Candy Cane on Friday during 1st hour.  The money will be used to support the holiday helper program and help fund the Valentine’s Dance this February.

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

In athletic news

In the game on Monday verses the Whitehall Vikings the seventh grade team won 26-12.
Scoring for the Eagles was:
Jay Thompson 4 pts.
Jalen Hughes 6pts.
Jaxon Fri 8pts.
T.J. Ruel 12 pts.
Logan Bunker 4pts.
Peyton Young 4pts.

The eighth grade team lost 20-34.

Scoring for the Eagles was:
Alex Shoop 16 pts.
Kyle Messerschmidt 3pts.
Luke Layman 4pts.
Pedro Castorena 2pts.
Zack Tindall 1 pt.
Austin Smith 4pts.
Tonight the Eagles host the Ravenna Bulldogs.  Tip-off time is 4:00pm.  Try and attend the game if you can and support the Eagles.
 
Here are the results from Tuesday's Spirit Winners:
Mr. Woodwyk's 1st hour class with 50% spirit
Mr. Stewart's 7th grade class with 40% spirit.
Overall, the middle school had 30% participation Spirit Day #1.
The 8th graders had more spirit than the 7th graders today. 
Come on Eagles, show us your spirit!  Don't forget, tomorrow is red day.   

 The next open gym for volleyball will be Sunday, January 5th from 7-8 pm.  This is the Sunday BEFORE we return to school so put it on your calendars!

 Here is today’s Social Studies clue:

1st clue - In this Mediterranean country, whose capital city is Rome, gifts are exchanged on Epiphany, January 6th, the date the Three Kings brought gifts to the baby Jesus.  Perhaps many children from this ethnic group in the Bronx in New York City will be opening their gifts that day too.
2nd 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.

 Cliques are groups of friends, but not all groups of friends are cliques. The thing that makes a group a clique is that they leave others out on purpose. Usually one or two popular kids control who gets to be in the clique and who gets left out. If you’re noticing that your group of friends is turning into a clique, speak up. It's OK to say that you want to invite others to hang out with you, too.

 Do we have the holiday spirit?  Middle School Student Council members do!  They have been very busy this holiday season raising money to provide wonderful meals and gifts for families in need.  In addition, we want to add to the festivities by having a little holiday competition this week.  Tuesday through Friday, we will have the following dress-up days:

Wednesday, December 18th: Red Day
Thursday, December 19th:  Green Day
Friday, December 20th:  Santa and his helpers - dress up as one of your favorite holiday characters (elf, santa, reindeer, etc.)
Student Council members will count during Silent Reading and the 1st hour class with the most holiday spirit will receive a treat!
Also - Candy Canes will be sold during your lunch period today (12/18).  For $0.50, you can print your own holiday message and it will be delivered with a Candy Cane on Friday during 1st hour.  The money will be used to support the holiday helper program and help fund the Valentine’s Dance this February.

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

 

In athletic news 

Listen overhead for an announcement for the details of the game last night which will be read tomorrow morning.

 The next open gym for volleyball will be Sunday, January 5th from 7-8 pm.  This is the Sunday BEFORE we return to school so put it on your calendars!

 Here is today’s Social Studies clue:

This week there will be two clues per day with different answers:

1st clue -This religion started the eight day celebration known as Hanukah the day before Thanksgiving.  Over 90% of the country of Israel are members of this faith.             2nd clue - Las Posadas are traditional reenactments of the journey of Joseph and Mary held in villages throughout this Central American Country.  Perhaps some communities here in West Michigan and the southwestern United States, which have large groups of this ethnic population, also hold these special parades.

Cliques are groups of friends, but not all groups of friends are cliques. The thing that makes a group a clique is that they leave others out on purpose. Usually one or two popular kids control who gets to be in the clique and who gets left out. If you’re noticing that your group of friends is turning into a clique, speak up. It's OK to say that you want to invite others to hang out with you, too.

 Holiday Helper Committee: We will be meeting in room 18 from 3-4 pm today, December 17th to wrap presents.  Please attend if you can!

 Do we have the holiday spirit?  Middle School Student Council members do!  They have been very busy this holiday season raising money to provide wonderful meals and gifts for families in need.  In addition, we want to add to the festivities by having a little holiday competition this week.  Tuesday through Friday, we will have the following dress-up days:

Tuesday, December 17th:  Class Color Day, 7th grade voted for neon pink, 8th grade voted for camouflage
Wednesday, December 18th: Red Day
Thursday, December 19th:  Green Day
Friday, December 20th:  Santa and his helpers - dress up as one of your favorite holiday characters (elf, santa, reindeer, etc.)
Student Council members will count during Silent Reading and the 1st hour class with the most holiday spirit will receive a treat!

Also - Candy Canes will be sold during your lunch period this today (12/17) and tomorrow (12/18).  For $0.50, you can print your own holiday message and it will be delivered with a Candy Cane on Friday during 1st hour.  The money will be used to support the holiday helper program and help fund the Valentine’s Dance this February.

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Friday, December 13, 2013

Here is today’s Social Studies clue:

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.

 There will be an open gym for any 7th or 8th grade girl interested in trying out for volleyball this winter.  The open gym will be this Sunday, December 15th from 7-8:00 pm in the MS gym.  Please see Ms. Dutton or Mr. Rieger if you have any questions.

 Attention Student Council Members -Remember to keep selling your Subway Coupon Books!  All money and/or unsold books are due to Ms. Strevey by this Monday,December 16th.  

 
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. Have you ever been a victim of gossip? How did you handle it?  Now that you know how it feels, do you take steps to be sure that you are not making someone else feel the way you felt? As we focus on gossip this week, please keep these questions in mind, and think of ways that you can be a leader in stopping gossip.

 Just for fun – Three unusual US city names:

Crooks, South Dakota
Decoy, Kentucky
Embarrass, Minnesota 

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Thursday, December 12, 2013

In athletic news –

The 7th grade lost in overtime to Shelby 17-19.  Scoring for the Eagles was:

T.J. Ruel with 12 points
Branden Wilde 4 pts.
Logan Bunker 4 pts.
Jay Thompson 3 pts.
Jaxon Fri 3 pts.
Jalen Hughes 2 pts.
Troy Beebe 2 pts.
Peyton Young 2 pts.
Blake Masterman 1 pt.

 In the 8th grade game the Eagles lost in overtimes.  Next week the Eagles travel to Whitehall on Monday and play Ravenna on Wednesday here at Oakridge.  Come on out and support your teams if you can.

 Starting today we will be doing the Holidays Around the World trivia game.  In your Social Studies class you will receive an answer sheet to record your answers to the clues in the morning announcements.  Use the information on the bulletin board by the Social Studies classrooms to help you.  You will be given more details in your Social Studies class.  Good luck.  Here is 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.

 There will be an open gym for any 7th or 8th grade girl interested in trying out for volleyball this winter.  The open gym will be this Sunday, December 15th from 7-8:00 pm in the MS gym.  Please see Ms. Dutton or Mr. Rieger if you have any questions.

 The choir will be having their Christmas Concert tonight at 6:30 pm in the auditorium.  Try and attend this entertaining event if you can.

 Attention Student Council Members -Remember to keep selling your Subway Coupon Books!  All money and/or unsold books are due to Ms. Strevey by next Mon., December 16th.  

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. Have you ever been a victim of gossip? How did you handle it?  Now that you know how it feels, do you take steps to be sure that you are not making someone else feel the way you felt? As we focus on gossip this week, please keep these questions in mind, and think of ways that you can be a leader in stopping gossip.

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Wednesday,December 11, 2013

The boys’ basketball teams play Shelby here at Oakridge today.  Admission for students is only $2.00.  Try and attend the games if you can.

There will be an open gym for any 7th or 8th grade girl interested in trying out for volleyball this winter.  The open gym will be this Sunday, January 15th from 7-8:00 pm in the MS gym.  Please see Ms. Dutton or Mr. Rieger if you have any questions.

The choir will be having their Christmas Concert this Thursday at 6:30 pm in the auditorium.  Try and attend this entertaining event if you can.

Attention all Student Council Members:  Remember to keep selling your Subway Coupon Books!  All money and/or unsold books are due to Ms. Strevey by next Monday, December 16th.  

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. Have you ever been a victim of gossip? How did you handle it?  Now that you know how it feels, do you take steps to be sure that you are not making someone else feel the way you felt? As we focus on gossip this week, please keep these questions in mind, and think of ways that you can be a leader in stopping gossip.


Tuesday, December 10, 2013
 
In athletic news –
The boys basketball teams traveled to Mason County Central yesterday.  The 7th grade team won 14-7.  Scoring for the Eagles was:

T.J. Ruel 6 pts.

Jalen Hughes 4

Logan Bunker 4

Jaxon Fri 2

Troy Beebe 2

Peyton Young 2

Hunter Jennings 2

 The 8th grade team lost 16-23.  Scoring for the Eagles was:

Alex Shoop 15 pts.

Kyle Messerschmidt 9

Hunter White 2

Joey Bourne 2

Luke Layman 2

Zack Tindall 2

Austin Smith 2

Tomorrow the Eagles play Shelby here at Oakridge.  Admission for students is only $2.00.  Try and attend the games if you can.  Cookie dough was due yesterday.  If you have NOT turned in your order forms, please see Coach Woodwyk today.

 There will be an open gym for any 7th or 8th grade girl interested in trying out for volleyball this winter.  The open gym will be this Sunday, January 15th from 7-8:00 pm in the MS gym.  Please see Ms. Dutton or Mr. Rieger if you have any questions.

 Tomorrow is another Late Start Day for Students.  Students will report to their bus stops exactly one hour later.

 The choir will be having their Christmas Concert this Thursday at 6:30 pm in the auditorium.  Try and attend this entertaining event if you can.

 Attention all Student Council Members:  Remember to keep selling your Subway Coupon Books!  All money and/or unsold books are due to Ms. Strevey by next Monday, December 16th.  https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/images/cleardot.gif

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. Have you ever been a victim of gossip? How did you handle it?  Now that you know how it feels, do you take steps to be sure that you are not making someone else feel the way you felt? As we focus on gossip this week, please keep these questions in mind, and think of ways that you can be a leader in stopping gossip.

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 Monday, December 9, 2013

 

 In athletic news –

Today the teams travel to Mason County Central.  All basketball players will report to their 7th hour class for attendance and then be released to get ready to board the bus.    A Cookie Dough update -- your order forms & monies are due to coach Woodwyk today.

Attention all Student Council Members:  Remember to keep selling your Subway Coupon Books!  All money and/or unsold books are due to Ms. Strevey by Monday, December 16th.  

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. Have you ever been a victim of gossip? How did you handle it?  Now that you know how it feels, do you take steps to be sure that you are not making someone else feel the way you felt?  As we focus on gossip this week, please keep these questions in mind, and think of ways that you can be a leader in stopping gossip.

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Thursday, December 5, 2013

In athletic news –

The 7th grade boys basketball team lost to Montague yesterday with a score of 24-12.  Scoring for the eagles were:

T.J Ruel 6 points

Jalen Hughes 4 points

Koleman Wall 3 points

Jaxon Fri 2 points

Branden Wilde 2 points

The 8th grade team also lost with a score of 12-8.  Scoring for the eagles were:

Hunter White 6 points

Alex Shoop 4 points

Luke Layman 2 points

Pedro Castorena 2 points

Brenden Theile 3 points

Austin Smith 1 point.

Next week on Monday the teams travel to Mason County Central.  Next Wednesday both teams play the Shelby Tigers here at Oakridge.  Come out and support your EAGLES!

Cookie Dough update -- your order forms and monies are due to coach Woodwyk this Monday (12/9).

 The Oakridge 2014 Senior Parents are hosting a Cinema Lock-In this Saturday, December 6th.  We will be viewing the Hunger Games, The Hunger Games Catching Fire and Thor.  Cost is $30.00 for the event which includes pop and popcorn all night.  Registration forms are available in the middle school office.  All forms need to be filled out and turned in by this Friday.  You can also sign up at Cinema Carousel this Friday at 10:30 am. 

 Attention all Student Council Members:  Remember to keep selling your Subway Coupon Books!  All money and/or unsold books are due to Ms. Strevey by Monday, December 16th.  

December 2—November is gone, but hopefully our Be Nice focus will not be forgotten.  Continue to practice giving compliments, doing kind things for others, making an effort to talk to people you don’t typically talk to, and saying thank you.  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.  For instance, this week let’s talk about sarcasm.  Sarcasm can be very funny.  However it can also be very hurtful.  In fact, 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.” It then came to mean “to bite one’s lip in rage” or “to gnash one’s teeth” or “to sneer”.  How would you define sarcasm today?

 Just a few fun facts – Unusual U.S. city names:

Accident, Maryland

Antlers, Oklahoma

Bat Cave, North Carolina

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

 

In athletic news –
The 7th and 8th grade boys basketball teams play the Wildcats from Montague today here at Oakridge.  Tip off time is 4:00 pm.  Admission is $3.00 for adults and students are only $2.00.  Try to attend the game and support the teams if you can.

 Geskus Photography will be here today to take pictures of the cheerleaders and basketball players.  If you need a picture form, stop in the office and pick one up.

 The Oakridge 2014 Senior Parents are hosting a Cinema Lock-In this Saturday, December 6th.  We will be viewing the Hunger Games, The Hunger Games Catching Fire and Thor.  Cost is $30.00 for the event which includes pop and popcorn all night.  Registration forms are available in the middle school office.  All forms need to be filled out and turned in by this Friday.  You can also sign up at Cinema Carousel this Friday at 10:30 am. 

 Attention all Student Council Members:  Remember to keep selling your Subway Coupon Books!  All money and/or unsold books are due to Ms. Strevey by Monday, December 16th.  

December 2—November is gone, but hopefully our Be Nice focus will not be forgotten.  Continue to practice giving compliments, doing kind things for others, making an effort to talk to people you don’t typically talk to, and saying thank you.  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.  For instance, this week let’s talk about sarcasm.  Sarcasm can be very funny.  However it can also be very hurtful.  In fact, 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.” It then came to mean “to bite one’s lip in rage” or “to gnash one’s teeth” or “to sneer”.  How would you define sarcasm today?

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 Tuesday, December 3, 2013

In athletic news –

The 7th grade boys basketball team beat Hart yesterday with a score of 22-10.  

Scoring for the team was:

Blake Masterman  - 2 points

Jalen Hughes - 2 points

Jay Thompson - 4 points

Logan Bunker - 4 points

Peyton Young - 6 points

T.J. Ruel - 8 points

Leading the Eagles with great outside shooting was Jaxon Fri with 14 points.  Congratulations boys on your victory.

The Pirates won the 8th grade game with a close 21-19.

Scoring for the team was:

Pedro Castorena - 2 points

Alex Shoop - 7 points

Hunter White - 8 points

Leading the Eagle's was Kyle Messerschmidt with 14 points.

The Eagles will take on the Wildcats from Montague this Wednesday here at Oakridge.  Tipp off time is 4:00 pm.  Come on out and support the teams if you can.

 Congratulations to the Top 10 Eighth Grade Readers of the Second Marking Period:

Shaina Benedict                                117.3

Steven Aldering                                116.6

Alana Dewitte                                   94.1

Kaylee Berggren                                76.3

Kristina Carlson                                 76.3

Kaylah Griffin                                   68.7

Taylor Dusen                                     58.4

Tiffany Priest                                   55.8

Kyle Taylor                                        51.6

Kiya Ferrier                                       50.3

Madison Whipple                              50.0

 The Oakridge 2014 Senior Parents are hosting a Cinema Lock-In on Saturday, December 6th.  We will be viewing the Hunger Games, The Hunger Games Catching Fire and Thor.  Cost is $30.00 for the event which includes pop and popcorn all night.  Registration forms are available in the middle school office. 

 Just a quick note to all student council members – all checks for the fundraiser can be made out to Oakridge Middle School.

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

In athletic news –

In the 7th grade game vs. North Muskegon last night the Eagles defeated the Norsemen 28-13.  Scoring for the Eagles were: Logan Bunker 12 points, Peyton Young with 8, Jay Thompson, Jaxon Fri, and T.J. Ruel each with 6 points, Jaylen Hughes with 4 points, and Seth Zimmer, Koleman Wall, Brandon Wilde and Blake Masterman each with 2 points apiece.

 In the 8th grade game the team came up short and lost with a score of 26-18.  Scoring for the Eagles were: Alex Shoop with 8 points, Joey Bourne with 6 points, Spencer Speers with 4 points, Kyle Messerschmidt, Pedro Castorena, and Brendon Thiele all with 3 points, and Carson Evans and Luke Layman with 2 points apiece. 

After Thanksgiving break the Eagles travel to Hart on Monday to compete against the Pirates.  Good luck to both teams.

Last Saturday the 7th grade girls city hoops team won an astounding victory in quadruple over time against Holton.  With only five players the lady eagles played with amazing determination and outstanding heart to win 24 to 23!  Great job Clare Blackburn, Jenna Lowry, Kaylie Pascavis, Hailee Jennings, and Kennidie Streed on continue an undefeated record of 3-0.

Students – This week we will be celebrating Thanksgiving.  Today is the last day school will be in session.

So far in our Be Nice November month, we have focused on giving compliments and random acts of kindness.  During this short Thanksgiving week, we would like to challenge you to adopt an attitude of gratitude.  With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it’s easy to forget all that we to be thankful for.  Each day this week, either tell someone in your life why you are thankful for them, or if you can, write them a thank you letter.

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Monday,November 25, 2013

In athletic news –

Today the Eagles play the Norsemen at North Muskegon. Good luck to both teams.

 

Students – This week we will be celebrating Thanksgiving. School will be in session today and Tuesday only.

 

Attention all student council members, we will be having a short general member meeting tomorrow, November 26th at 7:50 AM in room 5 to get started on our Subway fundraiser.  Please bring in your tee shirt money, if you have not already done so. 

So far in our Be Nice November month, we have focused on giving compliments and random acts of kindness.  During this short Thanksgiving week, we would like to challenge you to adopt an attitude of gratitude.  With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it’s easy to forget all that we to be thankful for.  Each day this week, either tell someone in your life why you are thankful for them, or if you can, write them a thank you letter.

Just a reminder to all students – the telephone in the office is used for emergencies only. This would include missing the school bus or illness.  Students are not allowed to use the telephone for informing home you are staying after for tutoring or walking home with a friend.  These situations need to be taken care at home before you arrive at school for   the day.

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Friday, November 22, 2013

In athletic news –

This Monday the Eagles play the Norsemen at North Muskegon.

Students – Next week we will be celebrating Thanksgiving.  School will be in session next Monday and Tuesday only.

Attention all student council members - your t-shirt money is due to Ms. Strevey by today, November 22nd.  Also, please remember that as a member of student council, you have chosen to be a leader in our school.  If you are not following school rules and policies, you will be asked to leave student council.  

So far in Be Nice Month, we’ve focused on giving compliments and doing random acts of kindness.  This week our focus is on meeting someone new.  We tend to keep to our own groups of friends, and there is nothing wrong with that, but this week let’s try and branch out a little. Challenge yourself to start up a conversation with someone you don’t normally talk to.  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!
An unknown author said, “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.”  Find someone new to meet today and you just might open up an opportunity for yourself. 

 Just a reminder to all students – the telephone in the office is used for emergencies only.  This would include missing the school bus or illness.  Students are not allowed to use the telephone for informing home you are staying after for tutoring or walking home with a friend.  These situations need to be taken care at home before you arrive at school for the day.

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

 

In athletic news –
In the scrimmage last night, the 7th grade team beat Ravenna 22-12.  In scoring Koleman Wall and Blake Masterman each had 2 points apiece.  Jaxon Fri had 4 points and Peyton Young and T.J. Ruel each lead the team with 8 points.
In the 8th grade game the team also beat the bulldogs 37-19.  In scoring Spencer Speers had a point, Pedro Castorena had 2 pts., Hunter White, Joey Bourne and Luke Layman had 4 pts. each and Kyle Messerschmidt chipped in with 5 pts.  Rounding out with the high score was Alex Shoop with 17 points.  Congratulations boys in the first contest.  It was a GREAT effort by all.  Next Monday the Eagles play the Norsemen at North Muskegon.

Attention all student council members -  your t-shirt money is due to Ms. Strevey by this Friday, November 22nd.  Also, please remember that as a member of student council, you have chosen to be a leader in our school.  If you are not following school rules and policies, you will be asked to leave student council.  

So far in Be Nice Month, we’ve focused on giving compliments and doing random acts of kindness.  This week our focus is on meeting someone new.  We tend to keep to our own groups of friends, and there is nothing wrong with that, but this week let’s try and branch out a little. Challenge yourself to start up a conversation with someone you don’t normally talk to.  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!
An unknown author said, “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.”  Find someone new to meet today and you just might open up an opportunity for yourself. 

Just a reminder to all students – the telephone in the office is used for emergencies only.  This would include missing the school bus or illness.  Students are not allowed to use the telephone for informing home you are staying after for tutoring or walking home with a friend.  These situations need to be taken care at home before you arrive at school for the da y.

Today the kitchen will be working hard to serve their annual Thanksgiving Dinner.  Make sure you have money in your account if you want to enjoy this delicious meal.

The Oakridge 2014 Senior Parents are hosting a Cinema Lock-In on Saturday, December 6th.  We will be viewing the Hunger Games, The Hunger Games Catching Fire and Thor.  Cost is $30.00 for the event which includes pop and popcorn all night.  Registration forms are available in the middle school office. 

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 Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Attention all student council members – please remember to turn in your money for your tee-shirts by this Friday.

 Today, November 20th is a half day for students.  All students will be released at 11:05 am. 

 Congratulations to our Geography Bee finalists who competed for the school-wide championship yesterday after school.  Matt Jones was our runner-up and Alex Kooi earned first place and will now compete in the state-wide competition.

 Mr. VanHeest’s 1st, 2nd, and 3rd hours need to make sure they have their 1st drafts completed by the beginning of the hour on Thursday.  Pick up your writing folders from Room #12 this morning if you need them.

*      Just a reminder to all students – the telephone in the office is used for emergencies only.  This would include missing the school bus or illness.  Students are not allowed to use the telephone for informing home you are staying after for tutoring or walking home with a friend.  These situations need to be taken care at home before you arrive at school for the day.

Tomorrow, November 21st the kitchen will be working hard to serve their annual Thanksgiving Dinner.  Make sure you have money in your account if you want to enjoy this delicious meal.

The Oakridge 2014 Senior Parents are hosting a Cinema Lock-In on Saturday, December 6th.  We will be viewing the Hunger Games, The Hunger Games Catching Fire and Thor.  Cost is $30.00 for the event which includes pop and popcorn all night.  Registration forms are available in the middle school office. 

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Tuesday,November 19, 2013

This Wednesday, November 20this a half day for students.  All studentswill be released at 11:05 am.

 
 Just a reminder to all students – the telephonein the office is used for emergencies only. This would include missing the school bus or illness.  Students are not allowed to use the telephonefor informing home you are staying after for tutoring or walking home with afriend.  These situations need to betaken care at home before you arrive at school for the day.

 Students who are involved with the “Ladies ofHonor” group will be meeting today after school at 3:00 pm in Room #17.

 This Thursday, November 21st thekitchen will be working hard to serve their annual Thanksgiving Dinner.  Make sure you have money in your account ifyou want to enjoy this delicious meal.

 The Oakridge 2014 Senior Parents are hosting aCinema Lock-In on Saturday, December 6th.  We will be viewing the Hunger Games, TheHunger Games Catching Fire and Thor. Cost is $30.00 for the event which includes pop and popcorn all night.  Registration forms are available in themiddle school office.

 The finalcompetition of the Geography Bee will be held in the Media Center today,November 19th immediately after school.  Come out and support yourclassmates as they compete for the honor of representing Oakridge Middle Schoolat the state level competition.  Good luck to all the finalists!

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Monday,November 18, 2013

Tryouts for basketball cheerleading have been rescheduled fortoday (11/18) right after school until 3:45 pm.

 Just a reminder to all students – the telephonein the office is used for emergencies only. This would include missing the school bus or illness.  Students are not allowed to use the telephonefor informing home you are staying after for tutoring or walking home with afriend.  These situations need to betaken care at home before you arrive at school for the day.

Students who are involved with the “Men ofHonor” group will be meeting today after school at 3:00 pm in Room #17.

 This Wednesday, November 20th is ahalf day for students.  All students willbe released at 11:05 am. 

 The Oakridge 2014 Senior Parents are hosting aCinema Lock-In on Saturday, December 6th.  We will be viewing the Hunger Games, TheHunger Games Catching Fire and Thor. Cost is $30.00 for the event which includes pop and popcorn all night.  Registration forms are available in themiddle school office.

 The finalcompetition of the Geography Bee will be held in the Media Center this Tuesday,November 19th immediately after school.  Come out and support yourclassmates as they compete for the honor of representing Oakridge Middle Schoolat the state level competition.  Good luck to all the finalists!

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Thursday,November 14, 2013

Congratulations tothe following individuals who are being honored for:

Student of the Month

Yatsary Ordaz-Avila

Jaden Parker
 
Nina Cooper

Lizzie Tilford

 
Artist of the Month

Claire Blackburn

Jenna Lowry

 
Athlete of the Month

Matt Jones

Payton Whitaker

Sophia Wiard

Katelyn King

 Staff of the Month

Peg Archambault

Kirk Holmberg

 
 
Support Staff of the Month

Deb Beets

Sarah Strevey

 
Tryouts for basketball cheerleading have been changed to today and tomorrow right after school until3:45 pm.

 Just a reminder to all students – the telephonein the office is used for emergencies only. This would include missing the school bus or illness.  Students are not allowed to use the telephonefor informing home you are staying after for tutoring or walking home with afriend.  These situations need to betaken care at home before you arrive at school for the day.

 Today’s words for our “Random Acts of KindnessWeek” – You will never what it’s like to walk in the shoes of the person nextto you.  You don’t know just what itfeels like to be them.  If you are ableto make a difference by a small act of kindness – flashing a smile, stopping tohelp with something, giving a thoughtful gift, writing a kind note – then isn’tit worth a try?  A wise person once said,“Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.  Be kind. Always.”

 The Oakridge 2014 Senior Parents are hosting aCinema Lock-In on Saturday, December 6th.  We will be viewing the Hunger Games, TheHunger Games Catching Fire and Thor. Cost is $30.00 for the event which includes pop and popcorn allnight.  Registration forms are availablein the middle school office.

 

The finalcompetition of the Geography Bee will be held in the Media Centernext Tuesday, November 19th immediately after school.  Come outand support your classmates as they compete for the honor of representingOakridge Middle School at the state level competition.  Good luck to allthe finalists!

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Wednesday,November 13, 2013
 
Tryouts for basketball cheerleading have beenchanged to this Thursday and Fridayright after school until 3:45 pm.

 

There will be a bake sale today during both lunchhours for Mrs. Pant.  Please stop by andsee all the goodies that will be available for you to purchase.

 Today’s words for our “Random Acts of KindnessWeek” - A famous quote:  “Too often weunderestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear,an  honest compliment, or the smallestact of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around .”   We never know what another person is goingthrough at any given time.

 The Oakridge 2014 Senior Parents are hosting aCinema Lock-In on Saturday, December 6th.  We will be viewing the Hunger Games, TheHunger Games Catching Fire and Thor. Cost is $30.00 for the event which includes pop and popcorn allnight.  Registration forms are availablein the middle school office.

 

The finalcompetition of the Geography Bee will be held in the Media Centernext Tuesday, November 19th immediately after school.  Come outand support your classmates as they compete for the honor of representingOakridge Middle School at the state level competition.  Good luck to allthe finalists!

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Tuesday,November 12, 2013

Tryouts for basketball cheerleading have beenchanged to this Thursday and Fridayright after school until 3:45 pm.

 Today’s words for our “Random Acts of KindnessWeek” - A famous quote:  “We have twoears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.”

 The Oakridge 2014 Senior Parents are hosting aCinema Lock-In on Saturday, December 6th.  We will be viewing the Hunger Games, TheHunger Games Catching Fire and Thor.  Costis $30.00 for the event which includes pop and popcorn all night.  Registration forms are available in themiddle school office.

 The Social StudiesDepartment has been involved in a couple of exciting contest the past fewweeks.  We would like to recognize students for their outstanding efforts.

 Every fallOakridge Middle School takes part in a contest sponsored by the VFW called thePatriot's Pen. Students write a 300 to 400 word essay on the selectedtheme.  This year's theme was, "What Patriotism Means toMe."  The following students received honorable mention for theiressays:

Jared Holter,Brianna Kotecki, Cheyenne Sturgeon, Zach Tindall, and Kaley Pascavis.

In addition,the  following students will have their essays sent on to the Districtlevel competition:

Alex Shoop, AveryWildig, Kennedy Mapes, Spencer Speers, and Emily Brentana.

 Seventh gradestudents are invited to submit essays as well.  This year eight studentssubmitted entries at the seventh grade level:

Shawna Meyers,Katie Cowles, Matt Jones, Brandon Wilde, Alex Witham, Madison Sahagun-Bisson,Ashlee Norton, Riley Stein, and Kaycee Lock.

 Congratulationsto all of the students for a job well done.  And special good luck toAlex, Avery, Kennedy, Spencer, and Emily as they represent Oakridge at theDistrict level of competition.

 The second contestthe Social Studies have been involved in this past week is the NationalGeographic Bee.  All 7th and 8th grade students were involved in this funcompletion.  The five finalists and one alternate for each grade are:

 8th gradefinalists are Faith Morris, Cheyenne Sturgeon, Robby Lewis, Jacob Vann, andAlex Kooi with the alternate being Jacob McElfish.

 7th gradefinalists are Savannah Maycroft, Jason Cerka, Matt Jones, Jacob Kissling, andJasmin Smith, with Kayden Chahorski as the alternate.

 The finalcompetition of the Geography Bee will be held in the Media Center next Tuesday,November 19th immediately after school.  Come out and support yourclassmates as they compete for the honor of representing Oakridge Middle Schoolat the state level competition.  Good luck to all the finalists!

 Ladies of Honor will bemeeting today at 3:00 pm in Room #17.

 
 
Allstudent council members will be meeting today at 7:50 am in Room #5.

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Monday,November 11, 2013

Tryouts for basketball cheerleading will be today, November 11th right afterschool until 3:45 pm.

 Menof Honor will be meeting today at 3:00 pm in Room #17.

 Allstudent council members will be meeting tomorrow at 7:50 am in Room #5.

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Friday,November 8, 2013

Tryouts for basketball cheerleading will be this Monday, November 11th right afterschool until 3:45 pm.
 

Tickets for the football play-off game todayare on sale in the middle school office today and tomorrow.  All tickets are $5.00.

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Tuesday,November 5, 2013

Tomorrow is anotherLate Start Day.  Students will report toschool exactly one hour later.

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Monday,November 4, 2013

Just a reminder tothe staff – A staff meeting is scheduled for today, (11/4) at 2:50 pm in Room#1.

 This Wednesday isanother Late Start Day.  Students willreport to school exactly one hour later.

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Friday,November 1, 2013

The Student Councilwill be hosting a Halloween Dance today from 3 pm to 5:00 pm.  The cost will be $2 withcostume or $3 without costume.  Costumesare allowed at school today but you must follow the rules of the dress code inthe student handbook.  Hats are allowedif they are part of the costume.  All studentswho are attending the dance must exit the building at the end of the schoolday.  You will then line up outside thedoors by the cafeteria to attend the dance. If you have any questions, please contact the office.

Just a reminder tothe staff – A staff meeting is scheduled for this Monday, (11/4) at 2:50 pm inthe staff lounge.

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Thursday,October 31, 2013

In athletic news -

Open Gym for boysbasketball will be held again today from 3:00-4:30 pm.  All athletes must have a physical on file toparticipate.  If you need a physicalform, stop in the office and pick one up.

 

Today isMichigan/Michigan State Day.  Hopefullyyou are “sportin” your blue/gold or green/white to support your favoriteteam.  Hats are allowed if they contain eitherone of these logos.

 

The Student Councilwill be hosting a Halloween Dance tomorrow (11/1) from 3 pm to

 5:00 pm.  The cost will be $2 withcostume or $3 without costume.  Costumeswill be allowed at school tomorrow but you must follow the rules of the dresscode in the student handbook.  Hats areallowed if they are part of the costume. If you have any questions, please contact a student council member orstop in the office.

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Tuesday,October 29, 2013

In athletic news -

Open Gym for boysbasketball will begin today, October 29th thru Thursday, 31st from3:00-4:30 pm.  All athletes must have aphysical on file to participate.  If youneed a physical form, stop in the office and pick one up.

 

The Student Councilwill be hosting a Halloween Dance this Friday, November 1, 2013 from 3 pmto 5 pm.  The cost will be $2 with costume or $3 without costume.  If you have any questions, please contact astudent council member.

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Monday,October 28, 2013

In athletic news -

Open Gym for boysbasketball will begin tomorrow Tuesday, October 29th thru Thursday,31st from 3:00-4:30 pm.  Allathletes must have a physical on file to participate.  If you need a physical form, stop in theoffice and pick one up.

 

The Student Councilwill be hosting a Halloween Dance this Friday, November 1, 2013 from 3 pmto 5 pm.  The cost will be $2 with costume or $3 without costume.  If you have any questions, please contact astudent council member.

 

The choir is having their first choirconcert today, Monday, October 28th at 6:30 pm.  Please try and attend this event to enjoy thegreat music. 

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

In athletic news -

In the football game last night the middle school football team played a tough game against the West Michigan Champions Montague Wildcats.  The final score was Montague 36, Oakridge 6.

The coaching staff is very proud of the effort displayed by the team and the progress that was made throughout the year.

Players need to turn in their equipment to Coach Woodwyk this Monday, October 28th after school or during 7th hr.

 

Open Gym for boys basketball will begin next Tuesday, October 29th thru 31st from 3:00-4:30 pm.  All athletes must have a physical on file to participate.  If you need a physical form, stop in the office and pick one up.

 

Attention students and staff:

This announcement is to inform you of an exciting event happening today during 7th hour- The “Big Crunch!” We are attempting to break the world record for eating the most apples at one time. The purpose of this event is to celebrate healthy eating, local agriculture and to allow our students and staff to be world record holders! (That’s the really cool part!) And, we will be crunching into the same Michigan apples kids can get at lunch every day!

Muskegon County had held the record until this past May when 68 schools from New Zealand broke the record- eating over 17,000 apples at one time!

We have a goal this year of 18,000 students, staff, and community members to break the record. We have schools from Muskegon, Oceana, Ottawa, Kent and Vanburen Counties all helping with this goal!

This is an exciting event and a great way to celebrate the healthy snacks our very own local crops provide!

Here’s what will happen… today a little before 2pm your teacher will send a couple students to the high school cafeteria to get enough apples for everyone in the class to participate! Including your teacher! At about 2:08 I’ll announce that all students be given an apple. And, finally, at 2 hours 11 minutes and 10 seconds, I’ll start the count down to the big crunch! And at EXACTLY 2:12pm tomorrow I’ll ask that you take the big “crunch.” After your teacher has recorded the students who took a bite, you can finish your apple! Be sure to throw away the core J

Here’s to breaking the record tomorrow!!!

 

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

In athletic news…

The football team travels to Montague tonight for their final game of the season.  Athletes will be dismissed at 2:30.  Players will be playing a 5th quarter and after the game celebrating the end of the season by grilling out before boarding the bus to go home.  The cookout will be in the east parking lot at Montague.  Athletes if you have any food that you are contributing please get it to Mr. Woodwyk as soon as possible. 

Congratulations to Chewy Jones and Corey Lowe at Saturday's Montague Invitational.  Both boys raced to finishes that earned them some hardware.  Corey finished in 24th place overall and was 13th amongst 8th grade boys.  Chewy finished in 4th place overall and was the 1st 7th grade boy to cross the finish line.  A message to all the Cross Country runners - thanks for your commitment this season and congratulations on your success.  Please turn in your uniforms as soon as you can and Ms. Dutton will be contacting you about an end of the season get together very soon.

Attention students and staff:

This announcement is to inform you of an exciting event happening tomorrow during 7th hour- The “Big Crunch!” We are attempting to break the world record for eating the most apples at one time. The purpose of this event is to celebrate healthy eating, local agriculture and to allow our students and staff to be world record holders! (That’s the really cool part!) And, we will be crunching into the same Michigan apples kids can get at lunch every day!

Muskegon County had held the record until this past May when 68 schools from New Zealand broke the record- eating over 17,000 apples at one time!

We have a goal this year of 18,000 students, staff, and community members to break the record. We have schools from Muskegon, Oceana, Ottawa, Kent and Vanburen Counties all helping with this goal!

This is an exciting event and a great way to celebrate the healthy snacks our very own local crops provide!

Here’s what will happen… tomorrow a little before 2pm your teacher will send a couple students to the high school cafeteria to get enough apples for everyone in the class to participate! Including your teacher! At about 2:08 I’ll announce that all students be given an apple. And, finally, at 2 hours 11 minutes and 10 seconds, I’ll start the count down to the big crunch! And at EXACTLY 2:12pm tomorrow I’ll ask that you take the big “crunch.” After your teacher has recorded the students who took a bite, you can finish your apple! Be sure to throw away the core J

Here’s to breaking the record tomorrow!!!

Fall conferences will be held again tonight from 4:30 – 7:30 pm.  Please remind your parents of these meetings.  More information is available for them on the middle school website.

Today at lunch all young men are invited to a presentation in the gymnasium after they eat lunch.  “Men of Honor” is an opportunity for all boys to learn and develop as leaders.  Any boy who is interested in learning more about this program needs to report to the gym after they eat their lunch on Wednesday. 

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Tuesday,October 22, 2013

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/images/cleardot.gifA Student Council Meeting is scheduled for today, October 22nd in Mrs. Westerlund’s Room # 5 at 7:50 am.  

 Fall conferences were held last night and will also be held again on Wednesday night from 4:30 –7:30 pm.  Please remind your parents of these meetings.  More information is available for them on the middle school website.

 Today at lunch all young ladies are invited to a presentation in the gymnasium after they eat lunch.  “Ladies of Honor” is an opportunity for all girls to learn and develop as leaders.  Any girl who is interested in learning more about this program needs to report to the gym after they eat their lunch.

 
Wednesday at lunch all young men are invited to a presentation in the gymnasium after they eat lunch.  “Men of Honor” is an opportunity for all boys to learn and develop as leaders. Any boy who is interested in learning more about this program needs to report to the gym after they eat their lunch on Wednesday.

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Thursday,October 17, 2013

In athleticnews –

The 7thgrade girls basketball team will be playing in the championship today.  The girls play Mason County Central atMontague for the championship at 4:00 pm. The eagles shutdown the huge Whitehall Vikings last night with theirgreat defense ending with a score of 24-18. Leading the team with scorings was Jenna Lowry with 12 points, KayliePiper with 5 points and Halle Jennings with 4 points.  The eagles will have a chance to avenge theearlier loss to Mason County Central for the West MI Conference title win.  Go ladies!

What a sad endingfor the 8th grade Lady Eagles.   The girls suffered a very tough loss lastnight to the Shelby tigers with an ending score of 24-28.  This was thevery first loss of the season, so be proud ladies.  Get those tigers allthrough your high school years!  It was a great, great season and we areso proud to be an Eagle!

 
The football team wonagainst Hart yesterday.  The final scorewas 8 to 6. 

Congratulations tothe Cross Country runners on surviving the knee deep mud and torrentialdownpours at Tuesday’s race in Whitehall.

Chewy Jonesfinished in 4th place, and accomplished his goal of beating the Hart runnerwhom he has been chasing all year.

Corey Lowe improvedhis finish place to 44th overall, up from 57th last week.

Gabby Castagnaplaced 52, also an improvement from 63rd last week.

And McKenna Davisfinished in 89th place an improvement of 26 places from last week.

Great job to allthe athletes.

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/images/cleardot.gifA Student Council Halloween Dance Committee Meeting isscheduled for this Friday, October 18th in Room 18 at 7:50 am. All Halloween Dance Committee members will report to room 18 on Friday morning during silent reading.

 
Congratulationsto the Top 10 Eighth Grade Readers for the 1st Marking Period. 

Shaina Benedicttops the list with 111.4 points followed by:

Faith Morris

Madison Whipple

Steven Aldering

Alana Dewitte

RhandieGrabinski

Kaylah Griffin

Maria Contreras

Shane Cullivan

BrandonProvencher
 
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Wednesday,October 16, 2013

In athleticnews –

The 7thgrade girls basketball team plays Whitehall today in the semifinaltournaments.  The 8th gradeLady Eagles plays Shelby in the semifinals also.  Good luck to both teams.   

The football teamplays Hart today here at Oakridge.  Thegame begins at 4:00 pm with student admission at $2.00.  Try and attend this game and support the teamif you can.

Congratulations tothe Cross Country runners on surviving the knee deep mud and torrentialdownpours at yesterday's race in Whitehall.
 
Chewy Jonesfinished in 4th place, and accomplished his goal of beating the Hart runnerwhom he has been chasing all year.
 
Corey Lowe improvedhis finish place to 44th overall, up from 57th last week.

Gabby Castagnaplaced 52, also an improvement from 63rd last week.

 
And McKenna Davisfinished in 89th place an improvement of 26 places from last week.

Great job to allthe athletes.

 
A Student CouncilHalloween Dance Committee Meeting is scheduled for this Friday, October 18thin Room 18 at 7:50 am.  All Halloween Dance Committee members will report toroom 18 on Friday morningduring silent reading.

 Congratulationsto the Top 10 Eighth Grade Readers for the 1st Marking Period. 

Shaina Benedicttops the list with 111.4 points followed by:
 
Faith Morris

Madison Whipple

Steven Aldering

Alana Dewitte

RhandieGrabinski

Kaylah Griffin

Maria Contreras

Shane Cullivan

BrandonProvencher

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Tuesday, October15, 2013

In athleticnews –

The 7thgrade girls basketball team beat the Hart Pirates last night to improve theirrecord to 9-2.  The final score was29-8.  Kaylie Piper had 13 points, JennaLowry had 7, Claire Blackburn had 6, Kennidie Streed had 3 points, and HalleJennings had 2 points.  The amazing girlswill play Whitehall on Wednesday for the semifinals.

The 8thgrade Lady Eagles won the first tournament game yesterday by beating the HartPirates 28-36.   A great team effort was displayed and defense wins itagain for the eagles.   Sophia Wiard put in 10 points, Zoe Cerchiori hadan amazing game with shooting 6 points, Avery Wildig and Kaley Pascavisadded to the score with 8 points each, and   Lizzie Tilford helped with 4 points. Way to go ladies!  The eagles play Shelby this Wednesday in the semifinals.  Good luck to both teams!

 
The football teamplays Hart tomorrow here at Oakridge. The game begins at 4:00 pm.

The cross countryrunners compete today at Whitehall.  Therunners begin at 5:30 pm.  Good luck to allrunners!

Congratulationsto the Top 10 Eighth Grade Readers for the 1st Marking Period. 

Shaina Benedicttops the list with 111.4 points followed by:

Faith Morris

Madison Whipple

Steven Aldering

Alana Dewitte

RhandieGrabinski

Kaylah Griffin

Maria Contreras

Shane Cullivan

BrandonProvencher

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Friday, October11, 2013

In athleticnews –

The seventhgrade girls basketball team used a lot of box outs to hold off a much biggerWhitehall team.  The Lady Eagles recordis now 8-2.  Kaylie Piper had 17 points,Kennidie Streed had 6 points, Jenna Lowry had 4 points and Kayla Fessenden andClare Blackburn had 1 point each.  The teambegins tournament play on Monday with a game against the Hart Pirates.

 

Way to play this season eighth grade LadyEagles.  You had an undefeated season!  Way to push your way to thetop.  The girls won against the Whitehall Vikings 37-11.  Sophia Wiardscored 17 points and Avery Wildig was on the leader board with 8 points.  Gracie Reinhold,  Kaley Pascavis,  Madison Whipple and Lizzie Tilford also scoredto help take the win.  Brooke Ruel and Zoe Cerchiori also pulled downthose rebounds!  Next week begins the tournaments.  Wish the girls luck to take home the trophy!

 

Today, (10/11) isthe end of the first marking period. Make sure you have all missing assignments completed and turned in toyour teacher.  Remember the studentincentive program will be held next Friday (10/18) for all students who qualifyfor this.

 

Attention Students – Doors to the building arelocked at 3:00 pm each day.  All studentsare expected to exit the building directly following the end of the school dayunless you have a school sanctioned event.

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Thursday,October 10, 2013

In athleticnews –

Congratulations tothe Cross Country Runners on your races at the muddy 2.1 mile Montague trail.

 In 8th place was Matt Jones with a time of 13:14

In 56th place wasCameron Weaver with a time of 16:26

Finishing next wasCorey Lowe in 57th.

Gabby Castagna was63rd overall

Bri Kotecki was in105th place

And in 115th placewas McKenna Davis.

Remember we do havepractice today at 3:15 pm, but you have Friday off.

 

The girlsbasketball team plays Whitehall today. The seventh grade game begins at 4:00 pm.  Student admission is only $2.00, so try and attendthis game and support the girls if you can.

 

The football teamlost to Whitehall yesterday.  The finalscore was 26-6.  The team plays Hart nextWednesday here at Oakridge.    

 

This Friday, (10/11)is the end of the first marking period. Make sure you have all missing assignments completed and turned in toyour teacher.  Remember the studentincentive program will be held next Friday (10/18) for all students who qualifyfor this.

 

Geskus will be here todayto take retake pictures of students and all staff.  This will begin upon completion of MEAPtesting.  Listen overhead for you toreport to the media center.    Stop in the office and pick up a picture formif you need one.

 

Attention Students – Doors to the building arelocked at 3:00 pm each day.  All studentsare expected to exit the building directly following the end of the school dayunless you have a school sanctioned event.

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Monday, October7, 2013

In athleticnews –

The Lady Eagles playNorth Muskegon tomorrow at North Muskegon. Good luck ladies. 

 

The cross countryrunners compete tomorrow at Montague. Good luck runners.

 

MEAP testing begins tomorrow.  Make sure you eat a good breakfast either athome or here at school.  Try and go tobed a little earlier so you have a good night sleep and be ready to do yourbest on the test.

 

A staff meeting is scheduled for today at 2:50pm in the staff lounge.

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Friday, October4, 2013

In athleticnews –

The seventh grade girlsplayed the way we know they can taking the big win.  The final score was 33 to 0.  The points were divvied up between thegirls:  Kaylie Piper had 18 points, JennaLowry had 13 points, Halle Jennings had 12 points, Kennidie Streed had 10 pointsand Clare Blackburn had 4 points.  Theteam’s record is now 6 wins and 2 loses! What a winning team - Keep it up Lady Eagles!!!

 

The eighth gradeLady Eagles dominated the court last night against the Ravenna Bulldogs.  Way to go girls.  All players scored lastnight with a great team effort!  It's not time to celebrate yet,though.  Let's keep working hard for atrophy in the case!  Sophia Wiard takesthe steal award of the day with 10 steals and Kaley Pascavis had 4 steals!  Congratulations to both teams.

 

Cheerleaders thatwant to cheer at the varsity football game tonight need to be at the middleschool locker room at 5:45 pm with your uniform and warm ups. 

 

Tickets for thevarsity football game are on sale in the middle school office today until thebeginning of sixth hour. 

 

Attentionstudents – just a reminder that students are not allowed to use the office telephoneafter school.  The only exception to thisrule is if you miss the school bus.

 

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Thursday,October 3, 2013

In athleticnews –

The girls basketballteams play Ravenna here at Oakridge today. Student admission is only $2.00 so try and support the teams if you can.

 

The boys footballteam played North Muskegon yesterday. The final score was North Muskegon 14, Oakridge 6.  Film will be shown in Coach Woodwyk’s roomtoday right after school.

 

Attentionstudents – just a reminder that students are not allowed to use the officetelephone after school.  The onlyexception to this rule is if you miss the school bus.

 

The following students have not turned in anAcceptable Use Policy form for this year:

Serena Barendse

Joe Langley

Peyton Young

Selena Garza

Alyssa Tafoya

Mikael Wheeler

The accounts of these students will not beactivated until these forms are turned in. Stop in the office and pick up a form if you need one.

 

Attention All Students: Our first OMS spiritweek is here.  Today is dress crazy for Wacky Tacky day,and Friday is Blue and White Oakridge spiritday!  Remember to follow the dress code on dress up days.  If you have any questions about spirit week,you can ask any student council member.

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Wednesday,October 2, 2013

In athleticnews –

In cross country action last night at the MasonCounty invitational, the runners all finished with season or personal besttimes.
Racing against a total of 217 other runners,
Matt Jones placed 13th with a best time of 12:06.
Corey Lowe was 78th with a time of 14:25.
Gabby Castagna was 98th with a time of 15:27.
And McKenna Davis was 195th with a season beattime of 19:51.
Great job to all!  All runners need to meet today for practice inMs. Dutton's room at 3:15pm.

 

The seventh grade girls basketball team droppedtheir record to 5-2 with a 12-6 loss to Whitehall last night.  The girls team scored 13 points in the firsthalf but couldn’t score much in the second half.  Kaylie Piper led the team with 9 points,Jenna Lowry scored 4 points and Kennidie Streed and Claire Blackburn each had 2points. 

 

Another stellar winby the 8th grade girls basketball team!  The lady eagles remain undefeatedand beat Whitehall with an overall score of 48 to 12.   Sophia Wiard had25 points, Gracie Reinhold had 13 points, and Lizzie Tilford, Zoe Cherchioriand Avery Wildig   chipped in the rest to take the win. Overall though the girls defense sank the Vikings ship!!!!!  Way togo lady eagles.   The next game is Thursday vs.the Ravenna Bulldogs here at Oakridge. Come and support these ladies who are on a mission to take thechampionship title.

 

The boys footballteam travels to North Muskegon today. Good luck boys!

 

Attentionstudents – just a reminder that students are not allowed to use the officetelephone after school.  The onlyexception to this rule is if you miss the school bus.

 

The following students have not turned in anAcceptable Use Policy form for this year:

Serena Barendse

Joe Langley

Peyton Young

Selena Garza

Alyssa Tafoya

Mikael Wheeler

Dillon White

The accounts of these students will not beactivated until these forms are turned in. Stop in the office and pick up a form if you need one.

 

Attention All Students: Our first OMS spiritweek is here.  Today is dress in your favorite sports teamclothes, Thursday is dress crazy for Wacky Tacky day,and Friday is Blue and White Oakridge spiritday!  Remember to follow the dress code on dress up days with theexception of hats that are allowed only on today.  If you have any questions about spirit week,you can ask any student council member.

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Tuesday, October1, 2013

In athleticnews –

The girls basketball team plays Whitehall todayat Whitehall.  The seventh grade gamebegins at 4:00 pm with the eighth grade game to follow.  Good luck to both teams!

 

Attentionstudents – just a reminder that students are not allowed to use the officetelephone after school.  The onlyexception to this rule is if you miss the school bus.

 

An envelope is beingput in all teachers boxes who have a 1st hour class.  Tomorrow morningplease collect any complete magazine orders/money from students and they willbe picked up after announcements.  Thesewill be processed tomorrow morning and prizes will be distributedduring lunch hours either today or the following day. The final collection day will be next Monday, Oct. 7th.  Anannouncement will be made to this effect at the end of the day.

 

Attention Students – Tomorrow is Student CountDay.  Make sure you are in attendance andon time for school as Mr. Berkemeier will be visiting your first hour classroomwith a treat for you.

 

Cookies will not be sold today during secondlunch.  This action is due to the behavioralin the lunchroom last week.

 

An updated list of students who do not havetheir Acceptable Use Policy form signed and turned into the office is posted onthe window of the office.  Please checkto make sure your name is not listed because if it is, you will be locked outof your computer account as of today.

 

Attention All Students: Our first OMS spiritweek is this week.  Today is Twin Day - find a friend and dressalike, Wednesday is dress in your favorite sports teamclothes, Thursday is dress crazy for Wacky Tacky day,and Friday is Blue and White Oakridge spiritday!  Remember to follow the dress code on dress up days other thanpajamas are allowed today and hats are allowed only on Wednesday.  If you have any questions about spirit week,you can ask any student council member.

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Monday, September30, 2013

In athleticnews –

The girls basketball team plays Whitehalltomorrow at Whitehall.  The seventh gradegame  begins at 4:00 pm with the eighthgrade game to follow.  Good luck to bothteams!

 

Attention Students – This Wednesday, is StudentCount Day.  Make sure you are inattendance and on time for school as Mr. Berkemeier will be visiting your firsthour classroom with a treat for you.

 

Cookies will not be sold today or tomorrowduring second lunch.  This action is due tothe behavioral in the lunchroom last week.

 


 

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