Ooltewah Middle School

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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."

A Proud Part of the Harrison Bay Learning Community
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Doors open at 6:45, late bell at 7:15
Dismissal begins at 2:15

All students will be able to participate in a few dress down days the week of December 17-19. 

Monday, December 17:

Celebrating "Christmas Past" by wearing our Pajamas all day like we used to when we were younger. PJs cannot be camis, sleeveless, shorts, short nightgowns or slides or slide on house shoes. Students can wear joggers, t-shirts, pajama pants, long nightgowns that come to the knee with leggings underneath, robes over their PJs, onesies, and house shoes that are full shoes. If you or your student has any questions, please ask an administrator.

Tuesday, December 18:

Celebrating "Christmas Present" by wearing your favorite Holiday sweatshirt, t-shirt, shirt, sweater, etc. We are also asking to bring a "present" of a winter hat, scarf, or gloves to donate to the Salvation Army. If students bring in an item, they can also wear their favorite hat or scarf to school.

Wednesday, December 19: Half-Day

Celebrating "Christmas Future" by wearing a College/University t-shirt or sweatshirt or an outfit of the career your student would like to pursue.

PARENT CLIMATE SURVEY- this is a survey that not only OMS and Hamilton County, but the state department of education also receives this data. Your input is important to us so that we can make the necessary improvements so that students at OMS are successful.

The window for students, teachers, and parents closes December 20. If you are wondering why your student might be asking if you have completed the survey, it is because there are dress down incentives for students when they return from the Winter Break. Students will be able to wear warm-ups, joggers, knee-length dresses with leggings, and jeans if we have the following percentages of parents who fill out the survey:

50%--1 day (January 7)

60%--2 days (January 7-8)

75%--3 days (January 7-9)

Over 75%--all week


Congratulations to the Boys' Basketball Team for placing 2nd in the district.

Order your yearbook today at a discounted price!

Holly Ball is Coming!
Our annual Holly Ball fundraiser will run from November 26-December 14th
Nominated students have the opportunity to compete to be crowned
OMS King/Queen, Prince/Princess, Duke/Duchess at our largest dance of the year!
Students help raise funds for athletics through candy sales and outside donations from Nov. 26-Dec. 12
Results are announced at a crowning ceremony just before the formal dance on Dec. 14
Anyone raising $100 will be participate in the court crowning ceremony.
Last year OMS students raised close to $30,000!

If you would like your child to be a part of this great event, please email stephens_jamie@hcde.org

click for-HollyBall Dress Code

Fall Sports Award Ceremony- December 19 (8:00am)
Winter Break- December 19th is a half day for students
Students return January 7th 
Report Cards-January 11th 

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Congratulations to our OMS Students for the Month(November):

Crusaders-Josiah Class

Night Owls-Emily Canedo Paga

Cracker Jacks-Olivia Harrell

Mt. Climbers-Kaden Sharp and Malaya Petty

Talons-Emma Kate Trapp

Voyagers-Madison Alexandre

Silver Wings- Paulheen Santos

New Hoodies and Quarter Zips Available after Thanksgiving Break
$30 and $40-See homeroom teacher for details

Students may wear OMS T shirts on Tuesdays

Purchase Spirit Wear Here:


Click the backpack for:

School Supply Lists, Dress Code and Summer Reading information

Chromebook Policy: parent one to one info

Rapid Rewards Program

A rapid rewards program has been implemented at Ooltewah Middle School, which will help to identify students with successful academics and behavior. Levels range from 1 -7 and include the following: 

Level 7- All A’s in Academics, All S’s in conduct

Level 6- All A’s and B’s in Academics, All S’s in conduct

Level 5- All passing grades in Academics, All S’s in conduct

Level 4- Failing one or more subject and/or N in conduct

Level 3- ISS, Detention, Evening School, U in conduct, more than one N in conduct

Level 2- Out of school suspension

Level 1- Alternative School Placement

**Rapid Reward levels will be re-evaluated every 3 weeks at the end of each reporting period. Office referrals and disciplinary consequences may cause an immediate drop in rapid reward levels. Teams will inform students of Rapid Reward levels every reporting period.
Students should keep this in mind and make good choices on a daily basis. Levels will be used when determining who is qualified for school dances, events, field trips, etc. Generally, levels 1-3 may not attend and level 4's may participate with team approval.

Could you use some help with classes?

Could your grades be higher?

If you answered yes to either question, then plan to attend a tutoring session for your team

(parents must contact the teacher prior to attending)


Ms. Schaaf (Cracker Jacks)–Wednesdays                            2:30 – 3:30

Mr. Allison (Night Owls) – Mondays/Tuesdays                 2:30 – 3:30

Mr. Holland (Talons) – Thursdays                                         2:15 – 4:00

Ms. Hartigan (Talons) – Mondays                                         2:30 – 3:30

Ms. Rahhal (Silver Wings) – Tuesdays                                  2:30 – 3:30

Mrs. McCulley (Silver Wings) – Thursdays                          2:30 – 3:30 (every other week in partnership with Lucas)

Mrs. Lucas (Silver Wings) – Mondays                                   2:30 – 3:30 (every other week in partnership with McCulley)

Mrs. Epperson (Voyagers) – Tuesdays                                 2:30 – 3:30

Mrs. Ivey (Voyagers) – Tuesdays                                           2:30 – 3:30

2018-2019 School Fees               $50.00
Payable online (use link below), check, cash or money order to OMS
Please include student's name in memo line

School Tardy Policy


Tardiness results in a loss of instruction time and class disruptions.
For this reason, any student who arrives after 7:15 or is late to a class during the day will be counted as tardy.

Students are allowed 5 unexcused tardies to school per semester.
Upon the 6th tardy to school, parents will meet with administration in to resolve the issue. Further tardies will have additional consequences.


Tardies during the day (2nd period through 7th period):

3 tardies on academic team=warning, student will sign tardy referral, teacher call to parent
5 tardies on academic team =consequence, administrator will assign and inform parent
*Every additional tardy will result in further disciplinary consequences



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