Oscoda Middle School

 
SEVENTH GRADE SCIENCE FIELD TRIP  

7th grade will be traveling to Alpena's Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center on Tuesday, April 9, 2019.

The educational (science filled day) will consist of Lake Huron Invasive Species Documentary, a scavenger hunt in the Maritime Exhibits, and a science lesson - Science on a Sphere. 

Students will leave for Alpena at 8:30 am and return at approximately at 2:00 pm.




                 STUDENT OF THE MONTH

7th and 8th grade students of the month for February. 
Nice job to Andrew Moore (7th)  and Gavin Hofacer (8th) for their outstanding job this past month on their academics and character! 

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A LOOK AHEAD AT THE MONTH
Tuesday, April 9th:
All 7th-grade students are heading up to Alpena to visit the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Permission slips were sent home with the students on Monday and are due by Friday, April 5th. We will be learning about different science topics including invasive species and a newly discovered shipwreck. The field trip is free to all students. 

- Friday, April 12th:
End of marking period 3 

- Tuesday - Thursday, April 16 - 18:
Early release days; students will be released at 12:30

-Tuesday, April 16:
Parent Teacher Conferences from 3:00 - 6:30. 

-Wednesday, April 17:
Parent Teacher Conferences from 2:00 - 5:00
* More details about conferences to follow

- Thursday, April 18th:
 Career and College Day: This event is for grades 7 - 12 between 8:00 AM and 12:30 PM. During this event, students will be listening to speakers and presentations from different professions, colleges, and military branches. 

- Friday - Monday, April 19th - 22:
Easter Break - No school

- The week of 4/29 - 5/3:
M-STEP testing for all 7th graders


Tuesday, April 9th:
PSAT (ELA and Math) for all 8th graders

-Wednesday - Monday, April 10th - 15th:
M-STEP testing for 8th-grade: Science and Social Studies 



HEALTH EDUCATION CLASS



 

March 18, 2019


Dear Partners in Education:


During the month of April, all 6th grade students will be participating in Physical Growth and Development lessons.  Mrs. Stanley will be teaching the lessons. She is a certified teacher of Health and Physical education here at Oscoda Area Schools and is familiar with many of the 6th grade students.

Materials and resources for this program have been carefully selected and the curriculum being used has been recommended by the Oscoda Area Schools Health and Sex Education Advisory Board and adopted by the Oscoda Area Schools Board of Education.

The Curriculum we will be using is:  Choosing the Best Way

This 6th grade curriculum gives students age-appropriate insights into what is happening to their bodies and emotions as well as information on making good choices regarding relationships, sexual health and general situations.

If you have any questions or concerns about the lesson, a copy of the curriculum guide and instructional materials are available for your review at the Richardson Elementary office.  If you wish to review the material for the Physical Growth and Development Class, please call the elementary office at 739-9173. If you wish to have your child exempt from this, please send a note to the office prior to the instructional start period.  If you wish to exercise your right to excuse your child, without penalty, from this health instruction, please complete and return the notice at the bottom of this letter to the elementary  office before Wednesday, 3 April 2019.  Thank you very much for your time.


Sincerely,

Morgan Stanley Tami Pichla Rebecca Brooks

Health Teacher Principal Assistant Principal



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 STW OMS 
 Plaque  STW 
STW OMS  School To Watch
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 During the 2016-2017 school year Oscoda Middle School was designated for the first time as a School to Watch (STW). We were invited to Washington DC to present on our school at the National STW conference in June. It was a pleasure to represent Northern Michigan at this national conference. For more information on what it takes to become a STW visit their website. (Could link: http://www.middlegradesforum.com/what-is-schools-to-watch/)
Here is the link to our video...38:10 is where ours starts.  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIYcplLQ6do