BOYS' BASKETBALL TEAM RAFFLE
1st place winner - $100 gift card
2nd place winner - $75 gift card
3rd place winner - $50 gift card.
See any 7th or 8th grade basketball player for your ticket today! The raffle ends March 31st. Coach Bolton and the boys' basketball team thank you in advance for your support.
SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR
Mrs. Miller will host a Scholastic BOGO Book Fair in the library April 13 - 21. It is a "Thank You" to the students and parents who helped make our two fairs earlier this year such a success. To promote and encourage summer reading, students will get a FREE book for every book they purchase. Students reap the rewards of this fair rather than the library.
OGMS PARTICIPATES IN NATIONAL READATHON
The National Book Foundation sponsored a first National Readathon Day on January 24, 2015. The purpose was two-fold: to emphasize the importance of leisure reading and to raise money for the foundation, which promotes literacy and gets books into the hands of needy and underprivileged children across America. They asked bookstores, libraries, and schools across the country to host "reading parties" from 12:00-4:00 PM and invite people to make #timetoread.
Oak Grove Middle School was the only Mississippi site to sign up for the Readathon. Approximately 20 middle school students, 3 elementary students and 3 teachers gathered at the library to read, snack and listen to music. Everyone who attended agreed it was a great time. We are looking to participate in next year's event and hope that other places in Mississippi will join us to promote pleasure reading and literacy all in the name of a good cause.
REAL WORLD MATH
Mr. Butler recently set up his classroom like a Wal-Mart and had items from all over campus priced and labelled. Each "aisle" had discounts that students had to apply to specific priced items. Students worked together to "shop", apply discounts to each item, apply sales tax, and determine the final total of their items.
YEARBOOKS ON SALE NOW
YOUR OGMS 2014-2015 yearbook is on sale for $55.00. If you prefer, you may purchase a yearbook from Coach Slaughter before 8:25 or click on the link above to make your purchase. Coach Slaughter will only accept CASH for purchases made on campus.
Choose from the many options and accessories to personalize the yearbook to make it uniquely yours! Order your yearbook today.
MRS. HAYNES STUDENTS DEMONSTRATE LEARNING IN ACTION
JR. BETA CLUB NATIONAL CONVENTION
This past summer, officers and members of our Jr. Beta Club traveled to Richmond, VA, to participate in the National Beta Convention. They also had time to visit a few historical sights.
Early arrival time has changed. Students who arrive early on campus can not do so until 7:30 a.m.
- Early arriving car riders must report directly to the Multi-Purpose Building.
- Early arriving bus riders REPORT TO THE GYM instead of the auditorium as in the past.
Student Check-out Procedures
Please carefully review the Dress Code Policy located on pages 43-45 of the 2014-2015 Parent/Student Handbook. Dress Code is checked daily.
- Student must present parent note to school office by 8:30 a.m. to be verified (phone number on note).
- Parent or guardian may physically come and pick up student (no phone calls will be accepted).
- Photo identification will be required to check a student out.
- No lunch check-outs will be allowed unless a doctor’s note is presented upon return.
- Anyone checking out a student must be on the check-out list.
- Check-outs during the last 30 minutes of the day will be for emergencies and medical appointments only.
- Students are allowed three (3) non-medical checkouts per semester. Students who exceed three (3) check-outs may receive disciplinary action.
IMPORTANT ATTENDANCE POLICY LEGISLATION:
The Mississippi Legislature passed a law (HB1530) in the past legislative session which requires all Mississippi public school students to be present for 63% of the day to be counted present for that day. This law took effect July 1, 2013. This is 63% of the instructional day which means that it does not count lunch, breaks, etc...At OGMS, our school day begins at 8:25; therefore, a student must be present until 2:05 each school day to meet the 63% requirement.