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Back To School

Welcome to the 2018 - 2019 school year! We are excited to have our Hawks back in the building, ready to soar. 

A few reminders: 

Doors open at 7:00 AM - Students are to go to either the cafeteria to purchase breakfast or the gym. We will be releasing students to their lockers at 7:20 AM. 

Students are to be in their homerooms, ready to work at 7:35 AM. If a student arrives later than 7:35 they will need to sign in at the front office. 

Dismissal is at 2:30 PM. 

Bus Routes Mock Run buses

Boone County Schools is helping to prepare parents, students, and the community-at-large with a dry run of the BC school bus routes! The "rehearsal" or mock run will happen on Monday, August 13. All buses will be driving the exact routes. This will give our transportation department an opportunity to correct/tweak things prior to the first day of school on Wednesday, August 15.

Parent Information Night Parent Information Night

On Thursday, August 2nd we will be holding our 2018-2019 Parent Information Night. This event will take place from 7-8 pm in the OMS gym. Our Principal, Ms. Payne, will be providing a high-level overview of the tools and programs your student will be using this school year. 


Please note a full cirriculum night will take place later in August. 

Stuff The Bus stuff the bus

It's time to Stuff the Bus!!! Bring three or more items to any Northern Kentucky Chick-fil-A on July 31st and receive a chicken free sandwich! Notebooks/Composition notebooks, kids socks, packs of pencils, packs of markers and glue sticks are needed most. Our primary collection spot will be the Chick-fil-A on Houston Road, but you can drop off supplies for Boone County Schools at any location. Just let them know when you drop off your items.

Notice of Non-discrimination nondiscrimination
Public Notice
Boone County Board of Education
Students, their families and employees/ potential employees of the Boone County School District are hereby notified that the Boone County School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sex, disability or genetic information in employment programs, vocational programs, or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups, set forth in compliance with federal and state statutes and regulations. The lack of English language skills is not a barrier to admission and participation in programs and activities including career and technical education programs.
spirit wear sale
SBDM Council Meeting SBDM Meeting
Camp Hawks Hawks

All incoming 6th graders are welcome to join us for Camp Hawks on July 27, 2018 from 8:30 am - 2:30 pm. 

Get a tour of the school, meet new classmates and learn the ins and outs of OMS. 

Forms are available in the office.

KY NEED Project

OMS is State Champion- KY NEED Most Outstanding Jr. Level Project


Check out the article below!



Boone County High School Girls Soccer Meeting

There will be a meeting for any girls (6th-8th) that are districted to attend Boone County High School and interested in playing soccer June 4th @ 7:00 PM in the library at Boone County High School.  The head coach for Boone County will be there to take signups and updated information on tryouts. We are excited about our program and look forward to welcoming new players.  Interested players can also sign up on the girls soccer website.

Boone County Boys Basketball Summer Camp

Boone County High School will be having a boys basketball camp this summer. Click here for the flyer. 

Energy Club

Ockerman Energy Club participated in the 2017-18 NEED (National Energy Education Development) Project's Youth Awards for Energy Acheivement.  The club members attended  Kentucky NEED/KGHS Lunceon on April 26th in Lexington, where it was announce that Ockerman M.S. project was selected as the Most Outstanding Jr. Level project for Kentucky (for the second year in a row)! Ockerman M.S. Energy Club members will represent Kentucky at the National NEED Youth Energy Conference in Washington D.C. this summer. Energy Club members include (left to right in EClub pic) Sara, Amber, Trinity, Linnea, Gavin, Shelby, and Maddox (not pictured).

May Hawks Nest Newsletter

Click here to view May's Hawks Nest Newsletter 

BCHS Summer Enrichment Opportunity

Click here for the application and information about BCHS Summer Enrihment Opportunities 

Last Day Of School last day

The last day of school for students is May 25th!

Migration Contact

Click here to view the contact sheet to use during the migration. Again email will not be accessed during the migration please use this to make contact easier. Thank you!

Volleyball Camp/Tryouts

Click here for information on OMS Volleyball camp and Volleyball tryouts

Battle of the Books

OMS participated in Battle of the Books over the weekend for the first time. It was a nail bitter of a finish, with OMS finishing in 3rd place. Congrats on a great finish! 

Pictured from left to right Kyler Hall, Raymond Brandeberry, Zach Eckler, Brooke Rodenberg, Kacey Hauze, and Mariah Mendenhall

Break the Mold Winner Mr. Ingraham

We would like to extend a HUGE congratulations to Mr. Ingraham for winning the Break the Mold award last night! Check out the video below and if you see him tell him Congrats!




Holocaust & Humanity Center Field Trip

Seahawks students visited the Holocaust & Humanity Center to hear stories of hope and survival as part of their final ELA unit. 

Maker Expo maker expo

The World Maker & Inventor Expo is a celebration of making, inventing, problem solving and innovation with robotics, 3D printing, drones, aerospace, coding, micro-computing, CSI, Arduino, graphic design, engineering and much more. The family-friendly expo will feature projects and programs from over 100 schools, universities, companies, and organizations in the greater Cincinnati-northern Kentucky regions. Enjoy workshops and competitions, including drone relays, 3D design, outlaw derby races, as well as delicious pies, fries, kabobs, sandwiches, waffles and shaved ice from area food trucks!

Digital Literacy and Spanish I applications

Attention all current 7th grade students:

If you are interested in taking DIGITAL LITERACY or SPANISH 1 for high school credit next school year, applications are now available. You can pick up an application from Mr. Koch, Mrs. Kendall, or the front office. The deadline for submitting your application is Friday, May 4NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED LATE!


Application Link

Teacher of the Month

Congratulations to Ms. Stalnaker on being April's teacher of the month! If you see her tell her congrats!!!!

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Smoothie Station Morning

There will be many flavors to choose from along with the normal food offerings and it will be the same price as a regular meal.

Boone County High School Girls Soccer Meeting

There will be a meeting for any girls (6th-8th) that are districted to attend Boone County High School and interested in playing soccer April 25th @ 6:30 PM in the library at Boone County High School. 


The head coach for Boone County will be there to take signups and updated information on tryouts. We are excited about our program and look forward to welcoming new players. 

National History Bee

The National History Bee competetion was last night (4/4/18) and here is how our students did! Great job Hawks!!!!!

6th graders that competed: Lainey, Zach & Annalise qualified to go to Nationals for the National History Bee in Atlanta in June.  All three qualified for Nationals for the National Geography Olympiad in Atlanta.


7th graders: Brookelynn made the top 8 for History Bee last night earning a medal and qualifying for Nationals in Atlanta in June.


8th graders: Darius & Allen made the top 8 for History Bee last night earning medals and qualifying for Nationals in Atlanta in June.  Lukas & Dylan also qualified for Nationals for History Bee.


Annie Jr. Musical

A huge job well done to Mrs. Tieman and the cast of Annie Jr.! The shows were wonderful and enjoyed by all! Thank you so much to everyone who came out to see it and thank you to everyone that helped! 


April Newsletter

Click here to view April's Hawk Nest Newsletter

Ballyshannon Middle School Cheerleading

For anyone attending Ballyshannon Middle School next year and is interested in cheerleading, there is a Parent Meeting next Wednesday, April 4th from 6-7 PM.  The meeting will be held in the Library at Lonbranch Elementary. Please refer to the Ballyshannon Facebook Page for more details.

Owls Community Club Spring Egg Hunt

The Owls Community Club held a Spring Egg Hunt for children at NECCO  foster care agency in Florence.  8th graders Parker Wehrman and Austin Johnson did a great job hiding the eggs and helping the kids.  The kids were super excited and everyone had a great time! Thanks to everyone who donated eggs, candy, and/or helped prepare the 750 eggs for the event.

NJHS Teacher Challenge

The students of Ockerman's NJHS gave the teachers a challenge to pick a student that makes them want to come to work everyday and tell that student. The results are in the video below.


A huge special thank you to Tripp Pittman, Chloe Vanover, and the Cooper Media Team for all their help in making the video! We appreciate all the hard work!


Truth and Consequences truth and consequences

Ockerman Middle School offered seventh graders an opportunity to participate in Truth and Consequences. Students moved between four sessions that help to illustrate the impact that drugs and alcohol can have on individuals and their families. The sessions included talking with people in recovery, parents of addicts, and counselors & psychologists. Students also participated in "reality" scenarios where they were given a profile; a “bad choice” and then directed to the appropriate booths. They might have to see the Principal, the School Board. They might also have to see the Resource Officer, a police officer (even getting “arrested”), go before a judge, etc. Other profiles could take them to a nurse, pharmacist, even the Coroner.

International Festival - Date Change International Fest

The Boone County Schools International Festival has been postponed and is now coming up on May 5th.  It is being held at Mann Elementary from 11:00am until 3:00pm.  Addmission is free and there will be plenty of activities for the entire family!

March Newsletter

Click here to view the March edition of The Hawk's Nest!

Imagineering Academy Application

If you would like to apply to the Imagineering Academy please click on the link below. This link will also take you to their website where you can find out more about the Imagineering Academy!



Summer School Information

Summer School classes and information can be found at the link below


School Resource Officers For Elementary Schools SRO's

Boone County Schools and the Boone County Sheriff's Office are pleased to announce that Boone County Sheriff's Deputies will be manning the elementary schools in the upcoming school year.

Boone County Schools Superintendent Dr. Randy Poe, Walton Verona Independent School District Superintendent Robert Storer, Judge-Executive Gary Moore, Commissioners Cathy Flaig, Charles Kenner, Charlie Walton & Sheriff Michael A. Helmig worked harmoniously to develop a plan to equip every Boone County public elementary school with a school resource officer for the 2018-2019 school year.

Boone County Schools App app

Boone County Schools now has its own app! Just search "Boone County Schools" in the App Store or the Google Play Store. After downloading, you can go into the user settings and customize which schools you wish to follow on the app.

Truth & Consequences (7th Grade Drug & Alcohol Prevention Event)

-This is an event we will be doing with our 7th Graders in the hopes of preventing future drug and alcohol use.

-Parents: you are invited to come and participate in the day, as well!

-Students will move through FOUR sessions (not necessarily in this order):

Session A:  Viewing a documentary on Heroin/Drug use.  Parents of addicts will be there to say a few words before/after the video to describe how drug/alcohol addiction affects the whole family.  Students & parents will have an opportunity to ask questions.

Session B:  Question/Answer session with people in recovery.  Each person will give a brief overview of their life in active addiction and their Recovery process, then students/parents will have an opportunity to ask questions. 

Session C:  Students will have an opportunity to talk with Guidance Counselors/School Psychologists about the sessions, their experiences with drug/alcohol (by them and/or family members), and any other questions/thoughts/concerns they might have…

Session D:  This is the “Reality” session and will take place in the gym.  Students will be given a scenario; a “bad choice”.  They will then be directed to the appropriate booths.  They might have to see the Principal, the School Board.  They might also have to see the Resource Officer, a police officer (even getting “arrested”), go before a judge, etc.  Other scenarios could take them to a nurse, pharmacist, even the Coroner.

*** If you have any questions or would like to help in any way, please contact Carrie Judd at carrie.judd@boone.kyschools.us.

Boone County Freshmen Science Placement Test


If you are interested in taking Integrated Science or Integrated Science honors at BCHS, you will need to take a placement test.

The test dates are as follows:

Friday, March 2, 2018  3:15 - 4:15 or 5:30 - 6:30
Saturday March 3, 2018  9:30 - 10:30
Tuesday March 6, 2018 3:15 - 4:15

Please enter the high school through the Commons (Last door on the left as you face the building). Please register using this form.  It is NOT necessary to pre-register, but it make things go faster if you do.



Additional School Resource Officers logo

In light of the Florida and Marshall County, Kentucky school tragedies, Superintendent Dr. Randy Poe working in collaboration with the Boone County Sheriff’s Department is adding additional School Resource Officers (SRO’s) to the district’s elementary schools. 

Rosie's Girls Camp

Any girl who would like to attend Rosie's Girls Camp this summer through the YWCA can click below for the application and their website.



Remind 101 for BCHS Class of 2022

Any parents of 8th graders that will be attending Boon County High School can sigh up for Remind 101 by clicking here and following the steps. 


Twenty-three students from the Falcon's team participated in a Fishbowl Science activity through Northern Kentucky University's CINSAM program.  Middle school teachers from Northern Kentucky observed the hands-on lesson, which directly related to the Next Generation Science Standards.  Students were given a variety of unknown solids and liquids with the task of finding what specific combination would make the best hand warmer.  This activity was a relevant review of concepts from a previous unit of study in their 7th grade Science class, and one they thoroughly enjoyed.

Boone County Schools Statement on Copy-Cat Threats logo

Boone County Schools is one of many school districts across the country that is being subjected to copy- cat threats of the school tragedy in Florida.  We are working with local authorities as they investigate a recent rash of rumors and threats on our campuses.  Student suspects in each of the cases were immediately identified and apprehended.  They were charged by local authorities and disciplined by their schools.   In each case a thorough investigation was conducted by the school district and authorities.  No student or staff member was ever in danger. Confidentiality laws prevent Boone County Schools from talking about the persons involved or the specifics of the incidents. Boone County Schools will continue to remain on alert, following our safety protocols and working with the Boone County Sheriff’s Department and Florence Police as future issues arise.

Bridge Club

Ockerman students are one of a kind!  All of the crafts were peer led and organized! 

Blind Date with a Book!

Be sure to swing by the library this week for "Blind Date with a Book"!

February Staff of the Month

Congrats to Mrs. Stutler for being February's staff of the month! Next time you see her tell her congrats!


Regional Governor’s Cup Competition Awards

OMS did a great job at Regional Governor's Cup this weekend and the following will be going to state in Louisville in March:

Composition 4th Mendenhall 

                       3rd Kim Furlong

A&H  2nd Charlotte Webster

           5th Audrey Richards

Math   1st Allen Lin

            5th Masaki katagiri

Science 3rd Kaleb Workman

               5th Alan Ditthet

 Social Studies  3rd Darius Klein

                           5th Kaleb Workman

 Language Arts  3rd Charlotte Webster

 Quick Recall  2nd overall

 Ockerman placed 2nd overall behind Conner.  1st-3rd was separated by less than 2 points!

Cooper Boys Track and Field

Any 7th or 8th grade boy interested in track and field at Cooper who will be attending Cooper in the future, practice will begin on Monday February 12 at the Cooper High School track fieldhouse.  You must have a high school KHSAA physical and sign up online at mrv.yolasite.com Practice is every day after school at 2:45-4:15 or as soon as you can arrive at Cooper.


Contact coach Van Laningham or Coach Smith at eric.vanlaningham@boone.kyschools.us or smacfit365@outlook.com if you have any questions

February News Letter

Click here to view February's News letter! 

Archery Tournament

The OMS Hawks Archery team participated in a tournament this weekend and Jenna Gripshover shot a 50 on her first flight at 10 meters. Brinley Herbstreit shot a personal best at 256 and Justin Seiter shot 262. Justin finished 23rd for middle schools boys. Jenna Gripshover shot a 274 and finished in 2nd place for 6th grade girls and 8th place for middle school girls. Overall the team score was 2740.



Intramural Leagues

Ockerman Middle School has 3 Intramural Leagues this year! Remember all paperwork and money is due by February 16th. Find the papers by clicking here or you can click under the Clubs and Activities link and selecting Intramurals.


Team Intramurals will include Basketball, Ultimateball, and Dodgeball.

Intramural Badminton for you and a partner.

Intramural Volleyball beginning after Spring Break.

January Teacher of the Month

January's teacher of the month is Ms. Turner in the 8th grade! If you see her tell her congrats! 

OMS Parents Honored

OMS parents were honored at the BOE meeting on January 11th for their dedication. Great parent participation is one strong point that is provided at OMS





High School Visit

All 8th grade students will soon be receiving field trip permission slips for high school visits. Students will be going to their respective high schools on February 1st for a tour. Students must attend the school in which they are districted to attend in Infinite Campus, according to your address.

Parent Informational Nights will be held at each of the high schools to provide schedule and class information, and for parents to ask questions about the different opportunities available at each school. Parent Informational Sessions will occur on the following nights:

Cooper High School:

Thursday, 2/1/18– 6:30 p.m.

Cooper HS Auditorium

Ryle High School:

Thursday, 1/25/18- 6:30pm

In the large gym at Ryle.

Boone County High School:

Thursday, 2/15/18– 6:30-7:30 p.m.

BCHS Commons (cafeteria)


Tuesday, 2/20/18– 6:30-7:30 p.m.

BCHS Commons (cafeteria)

Cooper Tennis

Any 7th grade to 12th grade boy who is or will be attending Cooper High School and has an interest in trying out for the tennis team, needs to contact Coach Terry Trame by email atterry.trame@boone.kyschools.us by January 17th.

January Newsletter

Click here to view January's Newsletter!

Girls Who Code Club

Attention girls!

We are starting a ‘Girls Who Code’ club at OMS. Where 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 Monday’s from 2:45-3:45 in the library starting January 22nd. If you are interested in signing up or want to know more please see Miss. Leah (in the library) by January 18th so we can get permission slips to you and get a head count for our first meeting! You can also click here for a permission slip.


Team Voting
Mrs. Davis' Community Class

This quarter, students in Mrs. Davis' Owls Community class learned about homelessness in the Tri-state. As a part of this unit,  students, lead by Parker Wehrman, organized a sweatpants fundraiser to benifit Fairhaven Rescue Millsion in Covinton.  Today Parker and Zachariah presented a check ($351.85) to Fairhaven and enjoyed a tour of the facility.  We also donated about 100 pairs of socks and underclothes collected by OMS staff.



Immunization Requirements

Below are the new immunzation requirements for elementary, middle, and high schools. You can read them by clicking their links.

Elementary School     Elementary School (Spanish)

Middle School       Middle School (Spanish)

High School        High School (Spanish) 


Girl Scout Club

Looking for a new club to join for the remainder of the school year? How does making forever friends, saving the planet, standing up against stereotypes, using your powers for the greater good sound? That’s what being a Girl Scout Cadette is all about. Cadettes can blaze trails in the wilderness, write and direct their own movies, express themselves with confidence, make delicious meals from around the world, mentor younger Girl Scouts, and pick up practical life skills. Try out new experiences and learn new skills as we earn badges together—from Special Agent to Babysitter to Digital Movie Maker and more!

OMS will be starting our very own Girl Scout Club for all girls in grades 6th-8th. We will have our first meeting on Wednesday January 17th from 2:45-3:45 in the OMS cafeteria. The club will meet every Wednesday for nine weeks.

Parents, please be aware that we are looking for volunteers to help with the club. This is a great way to get involved in after school activities with your daughter! Please know that you will need to have a Boone County Schools Background Check completed before attending. The Background check paper work is attached.

If you have any questions please contact Patrick Ryan at Patrick.Ryan@boone.kyschools.us

Click here for Background Check Paperwork


Band Concert

On Wednesday, December 6 – the OMS Bands presented their first performance of the semester.  6 – 8th grade musicians were proud to showcase much of their work since the beginning of the semester for an audience of over 300 spectators.



Staff of the Month

Congratulations to Mrs. Gittner she is December's Staff of the Month! If you see her tell her congratulations! Thank you for all you do at OMS!


Cincinnati Comedy Sportz

Cincinnati Comedy Sportz performed  for the 8th graders. Comedy Sportz is the award winning, improv comedy show where two teams battle for laughs and audience points! The matches are light-hearted, fast-paced entertainment for everyone to enjoy. Their improv acting teaches students to think on their feet, collaboration, confidence, and communication.


Early Childhood Learning my pre k
Annie Jr. Auditions

Annie Jr. auditions will take place Tuesday, Dec. 5th after school in the cafeteria. Students must bring their audition form and grade sheet to the auditions. 

Click here for the aduition form

Helping the Homeless Mrs. Davis' Homeroom

 Mrs. Davis' homeroom made plarn (yarn out of plastic grocery bags).  The plarn will be used by Mats that Matter to make sleeping mats for the homeless.  This is one activity in their Helping the Homeless community project.

December Hawk's Nest Newsletter

Click here for the Hawk's Nest monthly newsletter!

Kentucky Immunization Requirements doctor
X-Games Champion Matt Wilhelm Visit BMX Visit

X-games champion Matt Wilhelm visited OMS. Students that had more than three magazine sales were able to watch the event today. Thanks Matt for your great message and taking the time out of your busy schedule.



History Reenactor Visit Hat

Deks the living history reenactor visited with the 8th graders today to share artifacts from the Revoulutionary War time period. The students to see what clothing, military uniforms, and other various daily objects looked like back then. Thank you Deks for coming and sharing your passion with OMS. 


Performing Arts & Spanish Collaboration Spanish Dance

Performing Arts & Spanish classes collaborated to learn the cha-cha-cha Latin dance and dance terms in the Spanish language.


3D Printing Club 3D Printing

The district-wide 3D printing club will start again this winter/spring! Students need to complete the brief application, and students will be notified of acceptance/meeting dates after winter break. Meetings will be once per week shortly thereafter.

Click here for the application

Teacher of the Month Pifer

Congratulations to Mrs. Pifer she is October's Teacher of the Month! If you see her in the halls or in the Library tell her congratulations!


Archery Archery

Attention students there are two Archery meetings for students this week, they are on Tuesday and Wednesday until 3:30pm in the cafeteria.

Candy Collection! Candy

Have extra Halloween candy that you want out of your house?!  OMS is collecting candy now through Nov. 9th.  The candy collected will be taken to Marlette Family Dentistry who sends it in care packages to our service women and men as part of the Halloween Candy Buy Back program.  Students can drop off candy in the bins located in the library or on the cafeteria stage. Visit the link below for more information!



Newsletter Newsletter

Click here for The Hawk's Nest monthly newsletter!


Community Time Halloween Carnival

Mrs. Stutler's 8th grade class went on a field trip to Cincinnati Children's Outpaitent center as a community project. The students picked a way to better their community, through student led discussions the students organzied carnival games and treats to hand out the the patients. The students did a great job and made OMS very proud!













Odyssey of the Mind Odyssey of the Mind

Practices will be held at Ockerman immediately afterschool on Tuesdays starting November 7, 2017 in room A-8. 


If anyone is still interested in joining the deadline to join in November 4th.


Ski Club Ski Club

Do you enjoy skiing? Would you like to learn how to ski? If so, join the OMS Ski Club today!

To find out more information Click Here, also check out some awesome pictures below!


Ski Club


Ski Club


Ski ClubSki Club

Energy Team Energy Team

Congrats to the OMS Energy Team and their award winning energy bike! Here they are with the bike at the Governor's Conference on Energy in Lexington.


Energy BikeEnergy Bike

Report Cards Report Cards

Report cards were sent home October 19th

NJHS Induction Ceremony NJHS Induction Ceremony

Induction ceremony for our newest members of the National Junior Honor Society.








Phoenix Math Class Math Class

On the Phoenix Team students in math played a web-based “twenty questions” type game to practice identifying locations of points on the coordinate plane. The record was ONE QUESTION!! (Ask your student to explain how the game was played and what kinds of questions they asked.)


Boone County High School Swim Team

Attention middle school students interested in swimming or diving: the middle school swim and dive seasons will soon be getting underway. If you live in Boone County High School's district and are interested in swimming for the Rebels' middle or high school team, there will be an informational meeting tonight (October, 11th) in the BCHS cafeteria at 7:15. If you will be attending Cooper, Conner or Ryle, please contact their main office for information about their programs.


8th Grade Shirt 8th Grade Shirt

Attention 8th grade students--don't forget to order your 8th grade class t-shirt!  Only $15.  Orders are now through November 3!  See Ms. Magee or Mrs. Wilder for details!

Click here to see the shirt!

Cooper High School Academy of Math and Science

Any 8th graders who will be attending Cooper High School next year and would like to be apart of their Academy of Math and Science click the link below for more details!

Academy of Math and Science

Vote for Kyla!

Kyla Bryson (8th grade) is a varsity cross country runner for Cooper. She was nominated for the Cincinnati Enquirer's high school cross country athlete of the week and is in need of votes. She's currently in 3rd place. 

Everyone can vote 1 time per day until Friday 3pm this week. 

We would appreciate any and all votes. Thank you! Here is the link:



KB 1

KB 2


The OMS NJHS induction ceremony will be held in the OMS cafeteria on Thursday October 19 at 6:30 P.M.  Students (inductees)  will be bringing an invitation flyer home.

Teacher of the Month

The teacher of the month for September is Mr. Randy Franzoi! If you see him in the hallway tell him "Congrats!". Thanks for all you do Mr. Franzoi!


Mr. Franzoi

School and Community Partnership

Student are taking ownership of their role in OMS’s gutsy goal by inviting local NKY business leaders to partner with students and staff. OMS hosted local NKY business leaders in hopes to have a partnership where students can create after school programs that contribute to student and community success. Staying involved in the community is only one way our students look to improve the well-being of everyone around them. Thanks to Larry Banas at Johnstone Supply Company, Gregory Mueller from Mueller Financial, Phyllis Lynch at Minutemen Press, Beth Hinden from Sanctuary of Integration and Wellness, and Gary Lindhurst from Midas Tire & Auto Repair.

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The Hawks Nest

Check out this months newsletter below!

The Hawks Nest

Family Night



On Thursday, October 5th OMS will be holding FAMILY NIGHT from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.  Come and shop at the Book Fair, watch our talented students perform, eat some yummy food from several Vendors ( Kona Ice, Lita's Tacos (homemade authentic tacos), Pretzelfuls (more than pretzels they have yummy sandwiches of all kinds), & Wicked Hickory, smoked meats/BBQ) and purchase Spirit Wear!  Bring your family and friends, tell your neighbors, and help make it a fantastic night!

Pizza & Pages

This month's Pizza & Pages is right around the corner! If you want to sign up follow the directions below, remember sign up before midnight on 10/10!Pizza & Pages

8th Grade Goals

8th graders went through a goal setting session and ultimately considered the type of college/university they would like to attend after high school.  Each student on the Seahawks team then created a pennant to be able to keep an eye on the prize (military branches also showed up on the pennants).


8th Grade Goals


Staff and students playing a friendly game of handball as a reward. The students earned this reward by persuading a panel of judges that their sport should be at OMS, congrats to those students and great job on your hard work!


Game Day 

Boone County High School Bowling

If you are in the 7th or 8th grade and will be attending Boone County HIgh School, you are invited to try out for their bowling team! Tryouts are October 3rd and 5th. Click on the link below for more information!

Bowling Info.

Odyssey of the Mind

We are holding a parent information meeting for Odyssey of the Mind: 

An Odyssey of the Mind “Awareness Informational Meeting” will be held on

Wednesday, October 4th  at 6:30 pm @ ERPENBECK ELEMENTARY , in the school library.       

Any questions, contact Stephanie Sutter at   Stephanie.sutter@kyfb.com   or visit Kentucky’s Odyssey of the Mind website: www.kyootm.com

Mid-term Grades

Mid-term grade reports for term one are going home with students today 9/25/17.

Careers Class

Mrs. Stephenson’s 8th grade careers class talking with McDonald’s about career opportunities

Mrs. Stephenson’s 8th grade careers class talking with McDonald’s about career opportunitiesMrs. Stephenson’s 8th grade careers class talking with McDonald’s about career opportunities

Community Time

Mrs. Stutler's class has launched Community Time. Her class has elected two leaders to help lead the discussion. This video demonstrates students brainstorming ideas on how OMS can impact our community and world. At OMS, we strive to be the change to better our world. 



Students on the Phoenix team created foldable number lines in math to have a visual representation of the concept of opposite number. They also explored positive and negative numbers in the context of elevation! 


What’s happening in October?

10/2 – 10/6 Book Fair during School

10/5 PTSA Night of the Arts (Book Fair shopping, Food Trucks, other activities) 5:30 – 7:30 PM

10/10 Vision Screenings for 6th & 8th Graders

10/12 Kona Ice during lunch

10/12 End of Term 1

10/12 SBDM Meeting, Library, 5:15 PM

10/13 No School

10/16 No School

10/17 PTSA Skate Night at Florence Fundome 6 to 8 PM

10/18 – 11/10 PTSA Magazine Fundraiser Drive

10/23 – 10/26 Basketball Tryouts

10/25 PTSA Menchie’s Fundraiser Day

10/26 Parent/Teacher Conferences – 5 to 8 PM

Archery Club

If you woud like to sign up for the OMS Archery Club see Ms.Stalnaker in the gym for an application! They are due October 27th so go see her soon!

Scholastic Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair is 9/29-10/6!  Students can shop the fair during school hours, in addition there will be a "Family Night", October 5th from 5:30-7:30.  Cash and checks made out to OMS can be used during school hours, credit cards (not pre-paid cards) can also be used during the "Family Night".  You can also shop the Online Fair from 9/22-10/10, all online purchases will be shipped to the school for free. The link is below, happy reading!


Shop Scholastic Book Fair

Gifted and Talented Camp

If you are interested in NKU's Camp Innovation: Pathways To College For Gifted And Talented Youth, follow the link below for dates, times, classes, and how to sign up! Classes are first-come, first-serve so check it out today!


Camp Innovation

Basketball Tryouts

Below is the NEW schedule for basketball tryouts if you have any questions please contact Mr. Finch.

Basketball Tryout Schedule:

Monday 10-23 and Wednesday 10-25

2:45 – 4:45    8th Boys

4:45 – 6:45    7th Boys

6:45 – 8:45    6th Boys

Tuesday 10-24 and Thursday 10-26

2:45 – 4:45    6th Girls

4:45 – 6:45    7th Girls

6:45 – 8:45    8th Girls

You must have a KHSAA Physical on file with Mr. Finch to tryout.  Please note that this is different than a physical for school.  Questions please see Mr. Finch.

Remind Sign-Up Link

If you would like to sign up for important updates from OMS click the link below and sign up today!


Remind Sign-Up 

Ockerman Middle School Clubs and Activities

See the daily announcements for a list of  Clubs and Activities that are available at Ockerman Middle School this year.

Broadway Across America

Once again we are partnering with Broadway Across America to get students discount tickets to Cincinnati Broadway shows! If you would like to purchase tickets follow the link below and enter the promo: EDUCATE to receive discounts! When purchasing tickets please use one of the following browsers: Firefox, Safari, or Google Chrome, these browsers work best for purchasing. Enjoy the show!



Daily Announcements

Be sure to check out the Daily Announcements by clicking on the tab on the left hand side of the OMS homepage.



SMILE!  Fall pictures will be held on Wednesday, September 13th.  Order forms will be coming home soon!

Parent Curriculum Night

Ockerman Middle School will be holding our annual Parent Curriculum Night this Thursday evening, August 24th, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.  Ms. Payne, our Principal, will speak with parents in the cafeteria from 5:00 - 5:50 p.m.  At. 6:00 p.m., parents will be asked to follow their child's schedule beginning with first period. Please have a copy of your child's schedule with you.  You will be in each class for approximately fifteen minutes.

Classroom teachers will discuss class syllabus and review general academic structures and expectations of their course. You may go over the teacher website and review any assignments or projects.

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday evening!