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.”


Nominate your favorite teacher for the Golden Apple Award!

www.wdef.com/goldenapple


STAR STUDENTS OF THE WEEK:

 

Anna Boyd, Lilly Tran, Vince Huynh, Jake Evans, Sam White, Salali Wilt, Josh Jackson, and Skyler Nunley


 School Breakfast/Lunch Menus:

http://www.hcde.org/?PN=Pages&SubP=Level1Page&L=2&DivisionID=14531&DepartmentID=15137&PageID=20930&ToggleSideNav=ShowAll


 

Sweatshirts and fleece that were ordered through Mrs. Ormsby should be in around Nov. 14th.

 


 

A big thank you to Commissioner Chester Bankston for providing new bleachers for our OMS Softball field.  Mr. Bankston has shown a continual investment in the betterment of our local schools.


 OMS Renaissance:

 Red Level students will be able to dress down Mon-Thurs, Silver Level students can dress down every Wednesday, and White Level students will have 4 designated dress down days.

Rewards may change based on student conduct and behavior and privileges can be taken away by Administration and/or program coordinator.

Student levels will be posted in cafeteria and given to home room teachers. 6th grade students will become eligible in January based on Semester 1 grades.

Thank you to Karen Glenn, Gwen Gregory and the STARS program for the donation of the beautiful customized lanyards. We appreciate all of the support that the Students Taking a Right Stand program continues to provide OMS!


PROGRESS REPORTS FOR 2nd QUARTER WILL BE AVAILABLE IN POWERSCHOOL ON 10/31

 


 

A Message from the Band Director:

I wanted to invite you to our Veddy Skeddy Band Concert and Pep Rally at Imagination Station next Tuesday night (October 28).  The supper will start at 5 p.m. and the concert will start with our cheerleaders and band playing/cheering some pep tunes!  It is a fund raiser…..the band will be selling “skeddy plates” for $5.  The skeddy plates will include a plate of home-made skeddy, home-made garlic bread, a drink of your choice and a Little Debbie for dessert.  You do NOT have to purchase anything to come to the concert Tuesday night!  This is a perfect place to bring your family, especially if you have little ones!  Plan to have a picnic and play at Imagination Station and listen to some fun music!  FREE FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT!


 

2014 OMS Girls Basketball Team 

Maliyah Davis

Alyssa White

Yvette Gatica

Kierstin Wade

Jayla Talley

Caty Hughes

Alyssa Prather

Kate Bach

Alyssa Bailey

Lindsay Garner

Alexis Brock

Anna-Yazmin Iparraguirre-Garcia

Gracee Webb

Myeisha Garrett

Jaliyah Carpenter

Makaiya Daniels


 

Congratulations to the 2014 OMS Boys Basketball Team:

 

Daniel Anderson                             Tyler Bradford 

 

Cahlib Edwards                               Hollis Edwards

 

Marcus Gladden                             Marshall Haynes

 

Alex Holloway                                 Tarel MClurkin         

 

Cameron Montgomery                    TJ Payne                     

 

Erion Pinkerton                               Sincere Quinn          

 

Miller Raschke                                Will Richard              

 

Tariq Roundtree                             Coby Taylor                      

 

LeKendre Taylor                             Bryceton Walker

 

Julien Walker                                  Jaylun Watkins

 


2014 OMS Girls' Soccer Team 

First

Last

Grade

Adela

Abdula

8

Alayna

Baker

8

Anna

Boyd

8

Lizette

Canal

8

Arzorai

Espinoza

8

Anna

Farmer

8

Cora

Lancaster

8

Trinity

Lydon

8

Sarah

O’Shea

8

Emily

Purcell

8

Urvi

Shah

8

Madai

Alvayero

7

Emily

Brown

7

Naida

Xilo-Hernandez

7

Lucy

Cleveland

6

Abby

Mahoney

6

Perla

Martinez

6

Danielle

McCardell

6

Riley

Owen

6

Mattie

Purcell

6

 


 

 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!                                                        

  


 

REMINDER: The deadline for Jr Beta Club State Convention pre-registration form and $25 Deposit is THIS FRIDAY, 10/24! Students interested in attending the convention must meet this deadline! ALL convention forms/info available on hcde.oms.org, under clubs, Beta!

 Next Beta Club meeting this coming Wed 10/29, after school until 3:30, in the library. 

Also- don't forget to support the Beta Club Convention fundraiser at school on Fridays in Oct by purchasing a $1 chocolate bar from any participating member! 

For those selling: 50 more boxes arrived today! Turn in your signed form (available on school site/Beta) and pick up a box from Ms.Feiling. $30 per box sold will be applied to the sellers convention fees!!  


Click on the link below if you need help

navigating the Parent Portal to view student grades, conduct and attendance:

 

http://pearsonschoolsystems.com/demos/powerschool/parents/

 

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=  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

Secretary-Cheryl Beck

Treasurer-Adrienne Williams

  


Guidelines for Spirit Days and Dress Down Days

 Spirit days:

Tuesdays only

Dress code pants only

Ooltewah Spirit shirts (no hoodies or sleeveless)

 

Dress Down Days:

Fridays only

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

 

Daeja Beckom

Maddie Bradshaw

Mari Taylor

Justin Joseph

Victor Escobedo

Sarah O’Shea


 

FCO- Fellowship of Christian Owls

meets each Tuesday at 6:45 am in room #108

anyone is welcome to attend!

 


             

OMS SPIRIT NIGHT AT BEEF O' BRADY'S

OCTOBER 23rd 3:00-8:00!

Come out and support our fundraiser for athletics by eating at Beef's!

 


Principal's Advisory Committee 2014-2015

Representatives from teams are as follows:

Ebony Lister-Crusaders 

Madelyn Purcell-Cracker Jacks 

Will Richard-Night Owls 

Anara Holland Holton-Talons 

McKenzie Fugunt-Mountain Climbers  

Riley Grove-Silverwings 

Justin Joseph-Voyagers

 


Congratulations to our 2014-2015 Flag Crew:

Jacob Paige

Aidan Holder

Oliver Hoegh

 


 

General School Information Guide-Who does What at OMS

 

Chrissy EasterlyPrincipal

Cindy WagesAsst. Principal (8th grade and Mtn. Climbers) -  EXED point person,  transportation issues, discipline 8th grade/Mountain Climbers, lockers, student agendamates

Rodney JohnsonAsst. 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 LawrenceSecretary - 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.

http://www.heritagefh.com/obituaries/Debra-Gass/

  


SCHOOL MEAL PRICES ARE CHANGING-

TO SEE THE 2014-2015 MEAL PRICES

CLICK ON THE FORMS TAB FOR DETAILS

 


Congratulations to our new Fellowship of Christian Owls Officers

for the 2014-2015 school Year 

President- Colby Taylor

Vice Presidents – Kaley Higginbotham VP of FCO Spirit

and Rebekah Bailey VP of FCO community service

Secretary- Abigail Byerly

 

  



 

OMS would like to thank the following businesses and organizations for their support:

Ooltewah Nursery, Sticky Fingers Hamilton Place, RAH Spirit, Edward Jones Financial, Children's Center of Chattanooga, Tri State Pools of Chattanooga, Tri State Pools of Cleveland, School Board Chairman Mike Evatt, Hamilton County Commissioner Chester Bankston, Discount Designer Shoes, Nails and Wax, First Choice Title Inc, Epikos Comics and Cards, Beef O Brady's, Frost Cutlery, and McKee Foods.

 


 


Please like the OMS PTA Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/Ooltewahmiddlepta


Nominate your school faculty/staff for these three recognitions:

http://www.newschannel9.com/community/features/educator/ WTVC Newschannel 9 Educator of Week


MEASURE YOUR CHILD'S READING LEVEL:

http://tncore.org/sites/www/Uploads/Family/Helping%20Your%20Children%20Learn%20to%20Read_An%20Overview%20of%20Lexile%20Measures.pdf  


 

 Visit our school Facebook page.