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Daily Announcements

Thursday, February 15th

Ryle High school softball tryouts will be today from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. in the large gym and Friday 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. in the small gym.  Open gym will be held on Wednesday from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. in the upper gym.

Energy Club will meet today until 3:30 p.m.

Girls interested in playing Ryle Soccer will meet in Ryle library on February 20th at 7:00 p.m.

Tomorrow is the last day to turn in Intramural papers.

After school tutoring is cancelled today.

LSki Club is going to Perfect North tomorrow. 

Bring your Ski Pass.

If you would like to take a "one time" ski or snowboarding trip to Perfect North tomorrow, pick up the permission form in the office or from Mr. Merten.

Check with Ms. Tieman regarding the play practice schedule this week.

 

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Reminder: Girls Scouts meet on Wednesdays in Multipurpose Room B after school.

 

Tuesday, February 13th

Come and support Ms. Magee's Community class by purchasing candy sticks in the lunch room and during BOLD.  They are being sold for fifty cents for one candy stick or $1 for for three.

If you would like to take a "one-time" ski or snowboarding trip to Perfect North Slopes this Friday, please pick up the permission form in the office or from Mr. Merten.

Ryle High school softball tryouts will be this Thursday from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. in the large gym and Friday 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. in the small gym.  Open gym will be held on Wednesday from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. in the upper gym.

This is the final week to turn in Intramural papers to Ms. Stalnaker.  Pick up a form in the office or gym hallway.

After school tutoring will be cancelled this Thursday after school.

Speech and Drama will end at 3:30 p.m. today.  Please make sure your ride is here on time.

Energy Club will be held on Thursday after school in room A9 from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.  Everyone is welcome.

 

Thursday, February 1st

Any boys interested in joing Coding Club, please see Ms. Leah in the library.

Intramurals will begin at the end of February.  There are three different leagues to join.

Grab your friend and sign up for Badminton on Wednesdays.  Basketball, Ultimateball and Dodgeball are Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Beginning in April is Volleyball.  Forms are in the main office and gym hallway.

Support Ms. Magee's Community Class by purchasing candy sticks in the lunch room and during BOLD in Mrs. Magee's room.  They are being sold for 50 cents for one candy stick or three for $1.

Energy Club Order forms and money are due to Ms. Davis by tomorrow.

PBIS Student Committee will meet tomorrow during BOLD in the library.

Ski Club is going to Perfect North tomorrow.  Remember to bring  your Ski pass.

 

Tuesday, January 30th

Any boys interested in joining Coding Club, please see Ms. Leah in the library.

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Intramurals will begin at the end of February.  There are three different leagues to choose from.  Grab a friend and sign up for Badminton on Wednesdays, Basketball, Ultimateball and Dodgeball are Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Volleyball will begin in April.  Forms are in the main office and gym hallway.

Congratulations to the following students that participated in the National History Bee District Competition.  These students qualified to move on to the Regional competition in April.  Congratulations to:  Allen Lin, Anneliese Davis, Ashley Phillips, Brookelynn Perkins, Darius Klein, Dylan Fogt, Ethan Green, Eva Schlemmer, Hannah Bedel, Ian Bold, Lainey Zdarsky, Lukas Heden, Sarah Assd, Zach Eckler.  Congratulations on such a great accomplishment!

High School Field Trip forms are due!  You must have a field trip form signed in order to participate.

 

Tuesday, January 23rd

Speech practice will end at 3:00 p.m. today.

Wednesday 1-24-18 is College Day – Wear your favorite college gear to school.

Pizza and Pages meets this Thursday.  Please sign up on Google Classroom today.

Monday, January 22nd

If you are attending the "Girls Who Code" meeting on January 22nd, you need to get a form from Miss Leah in the library and return it by this Friday.  Forms need to be returned in order to attend.

There will be NO Archery Practice today.

Check the schedule outside Ms. Tieman's room for Annie rehearsal changes.

Results of this Saturday’s District Governor’s Cup competition.  The following OMS students placed in their respective events:

 

Quick Recall

 2nd Place (TEAM)

Mathematics

                1st Allen Lin

                4th Kanako Katagiri

Science

                1st Kaleb Workman

                3rd Alan Ditthet

                5th Dylan Fogt

Social Studies

                1st Kaleb Workman

                2nd Allen Lin

                4th Darius Klein

Language  Arts

                1st Charlotte Webster

                5th Allyson Moening

Arts & Humanities

                1st Audrey Richards

                2nd Charlotte Webster

Composition

                1st Mariah Mendenhall

                4th Kim Furlong

                5th Camryn  Smith

Overall

  1. OCKERMAN MIDDLE SCHOOL
  2. Gray Middle School
  3. Walton Verona Middle School
  4. Jones Middle School

 

For the first time in 8 years,  OMS finished 1st place overall, and swept first place in every Written Assessment in which our students participated!!!

 

OMS Basketball Spirit Week

Monday 1-22-18 is USA Day – Wear your Red White and Blue to school and the girls’ basketball games vs Grant County

Tuesday 1-23-18 is Hawaiian/Beach Day – Wear your favorite Hawaiian outfit to school and to the girls’ basketball games vs St. Pius.  This is also 8th Grade Night for the girls’ team.

Wednesday 1-24-18 is College Day – Wear your favorite college gear to school.

Thursday 1-25-18 is Neon Day – Wear the brightest neon colors to school and the boys’ home games vs Camp Ernst.  This is also the 8th Grade Night for boys’ basketball and cheerleaders.

Friday – 1-26-18 is OMS Spirit Day – Wear your favorite OMS gear and enjoy the Pep Rally!!

 

 

 

Wednesday, January 17th

Pizza and Pages will meet tomorrow after school.  Sign up on Google Classroom.

3D Printing will take place on January 25th.  Sign up on Google Classroom by January 23rd.

Annie Cast:  Please check the rehearsal schedule for the rest of this week.  It is posted outside Ms. Tieman's room.  Some of the rehearsals for next week will be rescheduled, so please listen to announcements carefully.

The 8th Grade Community Club is starting a "WE ARE OMS"  campaign to build school spirit and unity!  For the next two weeks we will be hanging kindness cards on lockers.  Do you have something that you appreciate about a friend, classmate or teacher?  Let them know by writing them a note.  Colored paper and markers will be available during lunch and notes will be delivered for you.  Spread the positivity and love!

Wednesday, January 10th

The 8th Grade Community Club is starting a "WE ARE OMS"  campaign to build school spirit and unity!  For the next two weeks we will be hanging kindness cards on lockers.  Do you have something that you appreciate about a friend, classmate or teacher?  Let them know by writing them a note.  Colored paper and markers will be available during lunch and notes will be delivered for you.  Spread the positivity and love!

Energy Club will meet this Thursday in Mrs. Davis' room A9 until 3:30 p.m.  Everyone is welcome!

Pizza and Pages meets next Thursday.  Please sign up on Google Classroom by next Tuesday.

A 3D Printing Class will take place on January 25th. Sign up by January 23rd on the Google Classroom page.

There will be a Ski Club meeting today until 3:30 p.m. for new Ski Club members only.

 

Tuesday, January 9th

Attention Annie Cast and Crew!  This is a reminder that all permission forms and fees are due this Thursday, January 11th.  Please turn them in to Mrs. Tieman.  The mandatory parent meeting will take place this Thursday at 5:00 p.m. in the cafeteria.

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There will be a SKI CLUB meeting TOMORROW after school.  This is for new Ski Club members only.  The meeting will run until 3:30 p.m.  Experienced members do not need to attend.

We are starting a "Girls Who Code" Club at OMS.  Girls will meet to learn about technology, the world of coding and make lasting friendships.  No experience in technology or coding is needed!  We will meet on Mondays from 2:45 - 3:45 p.m. in the library beginning on January 22nd.  If you are interested in signing up or want to know more, please see Miss Leah in the library.  Pick up a permission slip from Miss Leah by January 18th.

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Friday, January 5th

We are starting a "Girls Who Code" Club at OMS.  Girls will meet to learn about technology, the world of coding and make lasting friendships.  No experience in technology or coding is needed!  We will meet on Mondays from 2:45 - 3:45 p.m. in the library beginning on January 22nd.  If you are interested in signing up or want to know more, please see Miss Leah in the library.  Pick up a permission slip from Miss Leah by January 18th.

Annie Cast Members:  Just a reminder that we have rehearsal again today after school until 4:00 p.m.  Check your calendar for the Called members.

Inclement Weather Information

Decision Process Getting The Word Out | School Canceled | School Delayed | Early Dismissal |

Unpredictable winter weather may necessitate Boone County Schools to alter daily schedules or routines within the district.  To be prepared please make sure your child’s school has up-to-date phone numbers and emergency contacts for your family.  Also, have child-care arrangements already in place should the need arise to close school early, delay or cancel school.

Decision process

Boone County Schools have a great team working tirelessly to make decisions on closing or delaying school, always keeping the safety of our students as the top priority.  As early as 3:00 a.m., if snow, freezing rain, sleet or other dangerous precipitation presents our Assistant Superintendent for Operations set out to inspect the road conditions. They drive designated routes, checking the roadways that are typically the most dangerous when snow covered.  The team considers safe travel not only on streets but sidewalks, parking lots, and  driveways.  Other conditions to consider include the outside temperature, wind chill factor and the amount of precipitation fallen or falling. The Assistant Superintendent for Operations contacts the county public works department to check on road clearing progress.  Once enough information is gathered and shared with the Superintendent the team focuses on one question:  Would you feel safe transporting students in a school bus in the current or predicted conditions?

Whenever travel is affected by winter weather the District has four choices:

  • Cancel school
  • Delay opening
  • Early dismissal
  • Open on schedule

The team attempts to make a decision by 5:00 a.m. There are times when a decision is not clear-cut, for instance in cases of a snow storm happening right at the time of assessment.  [BACK TO TOP]

Getting the word out

Once a decision is made, the notification process begins.  We get the word out as quickly as possible, through our phone notification system, news media outlets, district social media outlets and the district’s webpage. Since the phone system has thousands of households to call, it can take 45 minutes to an hour for all the messages to go out. Please note that this information is general in nature and you should always refer to your child's school protocol for school closings and delays.

In the meantime, visit the following to check the district’s status:

•     Website:     www.boone.kyschools.us

•     Facebook:   www.facebook.com/TheBooneCountySchools

•     Twitter:       @Boone_County and @BCSWx

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If school is canceled:

Schools will not be open for regular business. 

All afternoon and evening activities, including night school, are canceled as well. However, if conditions improve and after-school activities can safely be held, an announcement will be made.  [BACK TO TOP]

If school is delayed:

All schools start either one or two hours later than normal. Buses may run their regular routes or an altered route depending on weather and road conditions at the time; just add one or two hours to the regularly scheduled pick up times depending on the length of the delay.

School dismissal times remain the same, and afternoon and evening activities continue as usual unless weather conditions deteriorate throughout the day.

Decisions about making up the time missed will be made on a case-by-case basis in accordance with state guidelines.  [BACK TO TOP]

If schools dismiss early:

The decision will be made as early as possible to allow families time to make arrangements.

Children in the morning preschool sessions who ride the bus will be taken home at the regular time, and afternoon preschool sessions are canceled.

Decisions about making up the time missed will be made on a case-by-case basis in accordance with state guidelines.

Although students may get excited for an unanticipated day off from school, they will have to make up missed days before school ends for the year.  However, the Board of Education does have the authority to adjust the school year calendar by reducing student days as long as the calendar meets all KDE requirements for attendance.

The Boone County Schools will always make decisions to ensure the safety of our students and staff to the best of our ability.

Tuesday, December 19th

 

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December 20th through January 2nd!  Have a safe and happy Break!  See you in the New Year, January 3rd!

 

Monday, December 18th

Tech Crew Members:  Please check the tech crew assignments outside Mrs. Tieman's room.  Check thoroughly because you may have more than one assignment.  At the end of the day, see Mrs. Tieman to pick up your tech crew permission forms.  Forms must be picked up before Winter Break.

There will be No Archery practice tomorrow.

Boys Basketball Change For Today! - 8th Grade boys will play the 5:00 p.m. game, followed by 7th grade and then 6th grade.

If you had a ceramic vase on display this year, please stop by the Art Room and pick it up before Break.

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December 20th through January 2nd!  Have a safe and happy Break!  See you in the New Year, January 3rd!

 

Monday, December 11th

History Club will meet Tuesday after school.

Speech Team will meet Tuesday after school until 4:00 p.m. in Ms. Davis' room.

"Annie" Tech Crew will meet after school tomorrow in Ms. Tieman's room until 3:30 p.m.  Pick up a Tech Crew flyer in the office if you are interested.  Tech crew helps with sound, lighting, costumes, makeup, backstage and set painting.

The OMS "Ugly Sweater Dance" will be from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. this Friday, December 15th.  Admission is $5 at the door.  Best dressed will win a prize!

Cooper baseball team tryout information is in the office.  Stop by and pick up a flyer.

Pizza and Pages will meet on December 14th in Room B2.  Sign up by December 12th on the Google Classroom Page!  Students interested in "Battle Of The Books" need to attend this December meeting or see Ms. Pifer before Winter Break.

Don't forget about our DOTS program

If you have no discipline referrals, no zeros, no unexcused tardies or absences and no suspensions for the month of December, you can watch a movie and buy snacks on December 19th!  Ask a teacher for more details and keep listening to announcements for updates!

 

Monday, December 4th

**History Club Members**

There will not be a meeting this week on Tuesday.  Do not stay after school.  We will meet again next week.

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Students Auditioning for Annie:  You must have your audition form and grade sheet completed and brought to auditions tomorrow after school in the cafeteria.  See Ms. Tieman with any questions.

 

The Cheer Team is selling Candy bars at lunch for $1 each.  Flavors are Caramel, Krunch, Almond and Dark Chocolate.

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Boone County Schools have a great team working tirelessly to make decisions on closing or delaying school, always keeping the safety of our students as the top priority. As early as 3:00 AM, if snow, freezing rain, sleet or other dangerous precipitation presents, Bob Barrix, Mike Poiry and Eric McArtor set out to inspect the road conditions. They drive designated routes, checking the roadways that are typically the most dangerous when snow covered. The team considers safe travel not only on streets but sidewalks, parking lots and driveways. Other conditions to consider include the outside temperature, wind chill factor and the amount of precipitation fallen or falling. Contact is made with the county public works department to check on road clearing progress and once enough information is gathered and shared with Dr. Poe, the team focuses on one question: Would you feel safe transporting students in a school bus in the current or predicted conditions?

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