MS Announcements

Week of August 14, 2017

The following forms are DUE NOW for ALL Middle School students:

Parent/Student Handbook  - Due NOW | Link

Students will not be able to attend class starting tomorrow unless they have turned in these forms found on the last page of the handbook.

 

Loaner Laptop Agreement and BYOD Forms - Due NOW | Link

This form must be on file in the Middle School office for all students by Tuesday, August 15.  This form requires the signature of one parent and the student.

 

Middle School Retreat | Friday, August 18| Link

Permission forms and YMCA Waivers are due NO LATER THAN Tuesday, August 15.  ALL Middle School students will depart school at 8:00am on Friday and return to school by approximately 3:00pm.

 

Dress Code REMINDERS | Link

Please review the Middle School Dress Code toensuree that your student is following the appropriate guidelines.  Please note:

• Students may wear non-denim shorts and pants in black, navy, khaki and brown ONLYGrey is NOT an approved color.

Leggings, jeggings, pajama pants, sweatpants and gym shorts may not be worn.

Flip flops and sport slide sandals may not be worn.

Boys’ hair must not obscure vision and cannot be longer than the base of the earlobe or touch the top of the collar.  Boys must be cleanly shaven at all times.

 

Beginning next week students will receive a write-up for dress code violations.  Please refer to the Parent/Student Handbook for discipline consequences.

 

School Picture Day | Tuesday, August 22 – Order LinkOrder code: 19192NA

Picture order forms will be sent home with students this week.  Orders may be placed online or students may bring in the order form with them on picture day.  All students will have their photos taken, but only those who have placed an order ahead of time will receive pictures. Please contact telijah@ocsrams.org with any questions.

 

Back to School Night | Thursday, August 24

Middle School “Back to School” night gives parents an opportunity to meet your students’ teachers and to review course texts, objectives, grading procedures, course syllabi and behavioral expectations.  Our “Back to School” event begins at 6:30pm in the Fellowship Hall.  Feedback from parents who attended last year was that this is a “DO NOT MISS” evening for ALL Middle School parents!

 

Auditions for Upper School (7th-12th grade) Fall Play "Radium Girls" | Monday, August 14

Auditions will be held on Monday, August 14, from 3:00pm until 5:00pm in Middle School room 210.  A sign-up sheet is posted across from room 210, along with the Audition and Conflict forms to take home and bring back signed.

 

Rehearsal will begin on Thursday, August 17, from 3:00pm until 5:00pm.  Performances will be October 11-13, 2017.  Please note there is no school for students on October 12 & 13.  Mandatory dates:  October 4-6; October 9-13.  Backstage crew opportunities are available as well.  See Mrs. Bartell for information.

 

Yearbooks are ON SALE NOW!

We are offering a "Back to School" special for Middle and High School students!  Order your yearbook by September 8 and the cost of the book will be ONLY $60, the lowest price of the year!  As an added bonus, if you purchase personalization (your name imprinted on the back cover of your yearbook) you can receive up to 4 free icons. Icons are the little pictures that reflect your activities or personality, like a football helmet, a cross, or your graduation year.  Yearbook orders are made through our publisher, Jostens. Order today at JostensYearbooks.com or call 877.767.5217. These specials expire on September 8th.  After that date the cost of the yearbook will be $70 and ions will be charged at full price.

 

Moms in Prayer | Tuesday, August 15 – Conference Room (Student Center)

Please join our Moms in Prayer to pray for our children and school every Tuesday morning from 8:00-9:00am.  "Pour out your heart like water before the face of the Lord.  Lift up your hands to Him for the lives of your children."  Lamentations 2:19

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Do I need to sign up every week?  No, please attend whenever you are available.

Do I have to pray out loud?  No

How is the prayer time run?  We have a list of prayer requests.  We follow the "ACTS" pattern - Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, and Supplication (Intercession).

 

Contact  Jennifer Belflower 407-756-8371 for more information.  

E-mail prayer requests to:  mitorangewood@yahoo.com

 

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:

Thursday, August 17 - Varsity Football Jamboree - home @ 7:00pm

Friday, August 18 – MS Retreat at Camp Wewa

Sunday, August 20 – Orangewood Family Worship and Prayer Night 5:00pm in the gym

Tuesday, August 22 – Upper School Pictures

Thursday, August 24 - Middle School "Back to School" Night (parents only) 6:30pm

Monday, September 4 – No School

Tuesday, September 5-Friday, September 8 – ERB Testing

Monday, September 18 - 7th Grade Town Hall

Monday, September 25 - 8th Grade Town Hall