Our School's Mission Statement:
“Ooltewah Middle School provides an environment that cultivates a caring community of proactive citizens, productive life-long learners, and individuals who are challenged to grow in the pursuit of knowledge.”
An Announcement from the Public Library
When you become a member of the Chattanooga Public Library system, you will be able to use the collections, resources and services throughout our system.
A library card allows you the opportunity to check out up to 100 items from our ever-expanding collection of books, CDs, DVD’s, magazines and more. All circulating materials may be borrowed for 21 days, with the exception of DVD’s and magazines, which may be checked out for 7 days.
Membership also gives you access to hundreds of electronic resources available online from home or school at www.chattlibrary.org. Whether you're interested in downloadable books, movies, music, live tutoring or full-text magazine articles, your public library offers many venues, including these:
• Brainfuse - live online help from expert tutors.
• TumbleBook Library - a collection of popular children's books presented as
Animated, talking picture stories.
• Mango Languages - learn a foreign language the fun and easy way
• Power Knowledge - offers research, report, and homework help on a variety of non-fiction topics.
• Treehouse - a library of step-by-step video courses and training exercises that provides a wide range of technology skills
• Core Concepts - interactive activities, timelines, and science experiments providing opportunities for hands-on STEM learning.
· National Geographic Kids - takes students on amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space.
In addition to checking out materials, the library hosts hundreds of educational, informational and cultural programs each year. Whether it's Baby Bounce, Preschool Story time, KidsQuest or Makeanooga Tweens or SC Teens, there is something for all ages. Go to www.chattlibrary.org/events for more details.
When you receive a public library membership card it is your responsibility to take care of it. Your parent or guardian will be responsible for all fines and charges associated with it. Cardholders with outstanding fees over $5.00 will not be allowed to check out additional materials.
We hope you will consider becoming a member of Chattanooga Public Library and we look forward to seeing you soon!
Middle School/ High School Swim Team
(Participating schools are Ooltewah High School, East Hamilton Middle High, Ooltewah Middle, and Hunter Middle.)
The team is coached by Ken Buchanan and Ashley Howe, teachers at Ooltewah High School.
Practice is every afternoon (details to follow with times and place of practice)
The regular Swim Season starts September 30 and ends around the middle of January.
There will be an interest meeting on September 22, 6pm to 8pm, in the Little Theater at Ooltewah High School.
If you are interested please sign up in the office.
7th and 8th grade students
eligible to join Ooltewah Middle School’s chapter of The National Junior Beta
Club will receive invitations on Monday, 9/15! Those interested in membership
are required to complete and return the Induction Interest Form (on back of
invitation) along with one-time National Junior Division fee of $ 15 to
Ms. Feiling no later than September 24th (cash or check to OMS
Beta). If interested, please also mark your calendar for the upcoming
OMS Jr. Beta Induction Ceremony, for new members, on Tuesday, September
30th in the OMS Little Theater. Doors open/refreshments at 6:00 PM
and the ceremony scheduled to begin at 6:30pm. Inductees must be present and
ready to line up by 6:15). Please visit the Beta Club link on our school
website (oms.hcde.org- under Clubs & Organizations) for additional details
and information (i.e. club eligibility requirements, induction ceremony dress
code, upcoming events- and more), and contact Ms. Joan Feiling with any
Click on the link below if you need help
navigating the Parent Portal to view student grades, conduct and attendance:
At OMS, Progress Reports are viewed online through the Parent Portal
Report Cards are sent home in paper form
The dates for both are as follows:
Progress Reports= 9/19, 10/31, 11/21, 1/30, 2/20, 4/10. 5/1
Report Cards= 10/17, 1/9, 3/20, 5/22
OMS PTA 2014-2015 Officers
President- Angela Washington
Vice President-Kelly Bruce-Hamlett
Guidelines for Spirit Days and Dress Down Days
Dress code pants only
Ooltewah Spirit shirts (no hoodies or sleeveless)
Dress Down Days:
Team teacher approval only (students will be notified by Thursday afternoon)
Jeans may be worn- (no holes, tears, or leggings)
Any shirt may be worn-(must have sleeves, no hood, must not be revealing)
Boots over jeans are allowed only on Dress Down days
*Ooltewah athletic team jackets are allowed on both Spirit and Dress Down days*
THE SCHOOL FEE IS $40.00 WHICH CAN BE PAID TO YOUR CHILD'S HOMEROOM TEACHER DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR.
THE SCHOOL ACCEPTS CHECKS, CASH, OR MONEY ORDERS TO OMS, PLEASE PLACE YOU CHILD'S NAME ON THE MEMO LINE OR ON THE ENVELOPE EVERY TIME MONEY IS BEING SENT IN TO OMS.
THE PUZZLERS CLUB IS A BOARD GAME CLUB THAT ANYONE CAN JOIN!
Tuesdays at 6:45 am
JOIN THE GAMERS CLUB! A CARD AND STRATEGY GAME CLUB
Thursdays in the Library from 2:30-4:30 pm
Congratulations to the Principal's Book Club –Group One
FCO- Fellowship of Christian Owls
meets each Tuesday at 6:45 am in room #108
anyone is welcome to attend!
8th Grade Football and Cheer Recogntion Night:
September 25th 5pm OMS Football field)
Football, Cheer, and Tennis will also be taking group and individual pictures on September 25th after school
Principal's Advisory Committee 2014-2015
Representatives from teams are as follows:
Madelyn Purcell-Cracker Jacks
Will Richard-Night Owls
Anara Holland Holton-Talons
McKenzie Fugunt-Mountain Climbers
Congratulations to our 2014-2015 Flag Crew:
General School Information Guide-Who does What at OMS
Chrissy Easterly – Principal
Cindy Wages – Asst. Principal (8th grade and Mtn. Climbers) - EXED point person, transportation issues, discipline 8th grade/Mountain Climbers, lockers, student agendamates
Rodney Johnson – Asst. Principal (6th grade and Talons) - athletic director, athletic booster club, discipline 6th grade/Talons, safety-tornado-fire drills
Kyle Henegar – SRO – Criminal based matters, counseling, classrooms presentations, overall security
Maribeth Lawrence – Secretary - school sign, daily announcements, student withdrawals, student registration, student records
Joan Feiling – (student counseling 6th grade and Mtn. Climber students), -academic/social/personal support, 504s, Olweus/STARS, Jason Foundation (suicide prevention), homebound, testing coordinator, scheduling/schedule changes
Angie Mullins – (Academic Coach)
Tonya Rogers – (Clerical Assistant)
Anne Smith -(part-time clerical) attendance
Annie Ohlsson – (Bookkeeper)
Joy Wooden – (Librarian) and Book Fair
Jamie Stephens – (student counseling for 8th grade and Talon students), academic/social/personal support, Olweus/STARS, homebound, Prison Prevention, College and Career Exploration, scheduling/schedule changes,school website, Facebook
David Adels – Technology
Freida Parks – School Social Worker
Erica Hilliard - School Nurse
Ella Ivey – Social Studies Department Chair
Megan Oliver – Science Department Chair; Yearbook
Candace Womack -Lead Literacy Leader, Hospitality Chair
Jenna Ormsby- Lead Numeracy Leader; Renaissance/Rapid Rewards
Ooltewah Middle School staff asks that you keep the family of Debbie Gass in your thoughts and prayers.
Debbie will forever be a part of OMS.