CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY DISMISSAL
Students will have a 60% Day Friday, December 20th. Car riders will dismiss at 11:40. Bus riders will dismiss at 11:50.
OGMS SPELLING BEE
Grade level spelling bees will be held immediately after school in Ms. T. Walters' classroom on the following dates:
6th Grade - Monday, December 9th
8th Grade - Wednesday, December 11th
7th Grade - Monday, December 16th
Grade level winners will compete for the school spelling bee championship on Monday January 13th, and the winner will go on to participate in the District Bee on February 12, 2014.
Interested students should have their parents email your name and homeroom teacher's name to Ms. T. Walters at email@example.com. To prepare, check out spellingbee.com for useful tips and study information.
YEARBOOKS ON SALE NOW
OGMS yearbooks are now on sale for $50 until January 17th. Yearbooks can be purchased from Coach Timidaiski in room L-22, or from Mrs. Miller in the Library. You can also order online at www.balfour.com
. Order yours today!
FCA WINTER DONATIONS DRIVE
Fellowship of Christian Athletes is collecting winter hats, gloves, jackets, scarves, and any old or new blankets until December 14th. These items will be donated to area shelters. Students can drop off donations in C-9 and at FCA meetings.
STUDENT COUNCIL CAN TOP COLLECTION DRIVE
The Student Council is conducting an ongoing collection drive to collect pop tops from canned drinks. These will be sent in to the Batson Children's Hospital in Jackson to help parents of sick children stay for free at the Ronald McDonald House.
JR. CIVITAN CHARTER CEREMONY
OGMS recently welcomed a new organization to its campus. Jr. Civitan is a service organization that enables young people to make the world a better place. The organization focuses on members assisting students with special needs but helps members discover the impact it is having on their own lives as well. They wish to help the "regular" population change their perception of students with special needs and help them realize that they are kids just like them and want to be treated that way.
The sponsor, Mrs. Kathryn Bryan, says her goal for the OGMS Chapter is to raise money to provide scholarships for several students (hopefully the ones here) to attend the Abbie Rogers Civitan camp this summer.
The chartering ceremony was held Tuesday, November 12th at 6 pm in the OGMS Auditorium, inducting 64 Charter Members.
SHOW CHOIR SHINES
The Oak Grove Middle School Show Choir recently presented their 2013 Fall Concert at the Thomas Fine Arts Center at William Carey University. The 41 member performing ensemble opened their fall show with a medley featuring the well-known Disney tunes,"Just Around the Riverbend" and "Strangers Like Me". 7th Grader Emmie Perkins, Jaylen Comegys, and Kaitlyn Taylor were the featured soloists for this number. The concert also featured an upbeat Beatles classic "Drive My Car". Pate Bounds and Spotlight also performed the popular Phillip Phillips tune "Home". The group closed out the show with the Styx classic, "Come Sail Away".
The performing group will kick off their competition season in January at the South Jones Show Choir Invitational, and will travel to the South Central Classic in Birmingham Alabama to compete with groups from Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, and Georgia.