Events & Annoucements
This summer, your student can have free access to thousands of ebooks that can be read from school, home, or on-the-go through Capstone. Students have the option of turning on supports like text-highlighting and professionally recorded read-aloud audio. You can even read off-line by downloading the app. Access is available May 1 – August 1. Click on the letter or go to Capstone Interactive Summer Reading Letter to access the login information. Happy reading!
A few years ago, Mrs. Heinen read the book “A Long Walk to Water” to her fifth grade library class. The students were so touched by the story that they felt compelled to DO something. This is a summary of Mrs. Heinen’s presentation to the now-middle school students to inform them of their impact: http://bit.ly/2rjxlu6 Also, here is a short clip of the well-building in Sudan: http://bit.ly/2wd0Um7
On May 3rd, State Representative Terry Katsma visited our 8th grade students, as they have been learning about the three branches of government. He discussed his role in the Wisconsin Legislature and shared insights into the average day for a lawmaker when not in session.
“I’m not good at math.” “My mom or dad weren’t good at math and neither am I.” “Math isn’t in my genes.” “I never was good at it, so I understand why my child isn’t either.” If you work in schools or have been around other parents or students that are talking about academics, these […]
Extracurricular Activities and Athletics
The Youth Center is a hub of activity from 2:30-3:45pm on Mondays through Thursdays. Here students can relax, study, chat, or play games. Popular activities include checkers, chess, foosball, air hockey, computers, Playstation, and watching TV. The Youth Center provides students an option to hang out with friends after school in a controlled and supervised environment. A wide variety of snacks are available for purchase, and late bus passes are available upon request. The Youth Center is also available during middle school basketball games and dances. Please contact Mr. Veldhorst for more information.
Underwater Robotics (ROV)
ROV is a robotics club with a mission of building skills in business, engineering, problem solving, teamwork. Students organize themselves into a business and design, engineer, build and compete with their underwater robot. Additionally, students write a technical report, give an oral presentation to a panel of judges and publish a poster display. This club meets from November – April, and try-outs take place in Fall. Please see Mr. Hendrikse for more information.
Oostburg NASP Archery
The National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) is an international non-profit educational foundation established to teach archery as part of the in-school curriculum in grades 4-12. NASP is highly standardized to be safe, durable, economical and most importantly, universal fit for almost every student. This club is offered January to April, with potential competitions extending in to May and June. Please contact Oostburg Archery for more information. View Video clip
OMS Student Council
Middle School Student Council is a way for students to become involved in making their school a better place. Student Council members are expected to be role models for other students, responsible for reaching out to community members, and maintaining grades / homework. Starting in the 2015-16 school year, there will be Student Council Officers (President, Vice President, Secretary) and grade-level representatives. Applications are submitted at the beginning of the year and Student Council members are informed by mid-October. Please contact Ms. Kimble for more information.
National Geographic Geography Bee is held annually at OMS. Seven rounds of competition to decide 9 finalists that leads to 1 final Geography Bee Champ. This event takes place in the Spring semester. All OMS students are eligible. Please see Mr. Kloepping for more information.
Forensics provides a fun, unique, and valuable opportunity to practice speaking in front of other people while maintaining your composure. That is a skill you will need no matter what you do in life. Plan to meet weekly after school to practice with your coach. Speaking categories to choose from include: Demonstration, Persuasive. Extemporaneous, Informative Speech, Poetry, Prose, News Reporting, Play Acting, Reader’s Theatre, Storytelling, and more! Please see Ms. Szyman for more details!
DI is a program at the elementary, middle, and high school level that develops creative problem solving and teamwork skills. Teams of less than seven students work with an adult team manager to solve challenges short term and long term challenges throughout the school year. Teams compete to showcase their work at a regional tournament in March. Teams form in late September, and the season generally ends in late April. Mr. Bretall is the Destination Imagination Coordinator for our district. Interest forms are sent to students in September. Please view the OSD DI Informational Video and explore the Destination Imagination website for more details.
OMS Jazz Band
Students will explore the many styles of jazz music and its history through an ensemble method book and literature. They also learn the basics of jazz improvisation. One or two evening concert performances will be required. While the course is open to all instruments in the band, a minimum of two saxophones, two trumpets, two trombones, one percussionist and one pianist will be required to form the basis of the group. This group is offered to students in grade 7 & 8 who are currently enrolled in concert band. The group meets after school from 2:35-3:10 one day/week. Please speak with Dr. Hanes for more information.
Oostburg Middle School
408 New York Ave.
Oostburg, WI 53070
Ph: (920) 564-2383
Fax: (920) 564-6138