People to People is a 3-week summer exchange program with Esslingen, Germany for students in 7th and 8th grade. Applications are due November 15th. Interested? More information can be found here.
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The Oostburg Community Education Foundation (OCEF) is holding a Homecoming Raffle again this year. This is their main fundraiser of the school year. OCEF generously supports schools within the Oostburg Community, and our students and teachers have benefited greatly from their cause. You can support the mission of the OCEF by purchasing raffle tickets toward one or more prize packages. There are very nice packages by various donors. Some of the major packages/prizes are pictured below. All packages/prizes are on display in the high school display case.
Tickets are available in all three school offices during the school day, and will also be sold at all home football and volleyball games leading up to homecoming. The drawing will take place at the Homecoming football game on 9/29/17. Please consider supporting the OCEF raffle, which in turn, supports our students! More
It’s time for students and parents to enter the halls of OMS in anticipation of the start of the 17-18 school year! Please join us TONIGHT (8/30/17) anytime between 3:30 pm and 6:30 pm for Sneak Peek. If students don’t already know their homeroom teacher, they may find out who their homeroom teacher is by looking at lists hanging on the office windows. From there, students should find their homeroom teacher to get a copy of their schedule, along with their locker number and locker combination. Feel free to bring school supplies and organize lockers during this time. Students are also encouraged to meet teachers and run through their schedule. More
Friends & Families– Would you like to give your student a little extra encouragement during finals week to combat the stress? If so, order your Stress Reliever Goodie Bag! $5.00 due by Thursday, May 26. Treats delivered May 30.Goodie Bag Order Form
OMS sixth graders discussed culture, school life, hobbies, and heritage with Ukrainian students via the Global Art Exchange on May 16. Both groups also presented songs and art. Despite the eight hour time difference, students couldn’t resist asking “just one more question”! The Ukrainian students were interested in our food, sports, hobbies, school life, national symbols, and local legends. (Their English, one of four languages spoken, was quite impressive.) Telepresence facilitates the building of global bridges. Thanks to Ms. Harder for coordinating this special experience.
The Sheboygan Area Youth Symphony’s Sinfonia Ensemble visited Oostburg Middle School on Friday, April 21, as part of their 2017 “School Tour” and performed for the 6th and 7th Gr. Band and General Music students. The annual tour is to help the Sinfonia prepare for their final season concert, which was held on April 23rd, and it is also used to recruit new musicians for their 2017-18 season, which begins in the fall. Auditions for interested MS and HS instrumentalists will take place at South HS May 4-6. For more information, contact Jill Hanes or Rebekah Mueller.
Students in Ms. Harder’s grade 8 art class created portraits of youth from Ukraine. Some of these children have experienced abuse, neglect, or loss of family, and others have been affected by war. These treasured gifts of art brought them joy and pride…and hopefully, perhaps, a bit of hope for a brighter future.
Happy Easter! Just a friendly reminder that we have Forward Testing at OMS this week Tue and Thur. All students need to have their headphones/earbuds at school to use for the test. If student’s want to use a mouse rather than the touch pad on their Chromebook, they should bring one to use too.