RED RIBBON WEEK - October 27 - 31
The National Family Partnership organized the first Nationwide Red Ribbon Campaign. NFP provides drug awareness by sponsoring the annual National Red Ribbon Celebration. Since its beginning in 1985, the Red Ribbon has touched the lives of millions of people around the world. In response to the murder of DEA Agent Enrique Camarena, angered parents and youth in communities across the country began wearing Red Ribbons as a symbol of their commitment to raise awareness of the killing and destruction cause by drugs in America.
In 1988, NFP sponsored the first National Red Ribbon Celebration. Today, the Red Ribbon serves as a catalyst to mobilize communities to educate youth and encourage participation in drug prevention activities. Since that time, the campaign has reached millions of U.S. children and families. The National Family Partnership (NFP) and its network of individuals and organizations continue to deliver his message of hope to millions of people every year, through the National Red Ribbon Campaign.
At OGMS, we join in the Red Ribbon Celebration Monday, October 27th - Friday, October 31.
Monday - "Drug Free @ OG"; students wear a spirit shirt
Tuesday - "Team Up Against Bullying;" students wear their favorite sports team t-shirt
Wednesday - "Lei Off Drugs;" students can wear a Hawaiian lei"
Thursday - "Give Bullying the Boot;" students wear boots
Friday - "Flash Back Friday/Drugs are in the Past"
REMEMBER, ALL OTHER DRESS CODE RULES APPLY.
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.
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.