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.

 


BETA CLUB: 

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
questions

 


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=  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

Secretary-Cheryl Beck

Treasurer-Adienne 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!

 


             

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:

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  


 

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