MS Announcements

Week of April 16, 2018

Congratulations to our ACSI Math Olympics participants!
Twelve Middle School students competed in the ACSI Math Olympics on Friday, April 13.  The students worked hard preparing for this event and we are proud of all of the students who participated:
7th Grade – Ryan Hill, Tyler Johnson, Olivia McCrady, Matthew McCrady, Zach Mellen, Grant Strader
8th Grade – Joe Belflower, Matthew Denney, Caeden Duford, Connor Feinberg, Noah Partlow, Abby Sloan

The following students placed at the event:
7th Grade - Matthew McCrady - 1st Place & Medal Winner** (Computation); Olivia McCrady - 5th Place (Computation); Zach Mellen - 5th Place (Reasoning)
8th Grade - Matthew Denney – 1st Place & Medal Winner** (Reasoning); Connor Feinberg - 2nd Place (Reasoning); Noah Partlow - 5th Place (Reasoning)
**Medal Winner indicates a score of 90% or higher on their respective tests.

OCS presents .... "Godspell"!
Our cast and crew of 7th-12th grades will present the musical, "Godspell," April 25-27th at 7pm in the OCS gym.
Tickets: Adult / $10, Student / $8; Tickets can be purchased at our US and LS offices or at the door.
This beautiful and joyful musical based on the book of Matthew is for all ages! Come see why this show is as relevant now as it was when it first opened. 
There will be face painting in the lobby 30 mins. before the performances and during intermission!

SAVE THE DATE!  Middle School Awards Night | Monday, May 7, 6:30pm
The Middle School Academic Awards Night is a time for our students to be awarded for their hard work this school year!  All students are invited to attend this event, which will be held in the gym.  The event will begin promptly at 6:30pm.  We hope to see everyone at this celebration!

Eighth Grade Exams | Mark Your Calendars!
All of our eighth graders will take semester exams in English and Math.  Eighth graders taking a Foreign Language for High School credit (Latin I or Spanish I) will also have a semester exam in that subject.  Exams will be administered on Wednesday, May 23 and Thursday, May 24.   There is a $75 per exam proctoring fee for exams taken other than at their scheduled time.  Make up exams may not be taken prior to the originally scheduled exam date.  Exams may not be rescheduled without permission of the Administration.

Academic help available for Middle School students!
Middle School teachers are generally available (unless they have a duty) at break (10:30am-10:45am), lunch (12:30pm-1:05pm) and after school (until 3:30pm) to provide academic help to our students.  After school tutoring is also available; please click this link for information for specific classes & teacher availability.

We are also excited to partner with our High School National Honor Society students to offer an after-school tutoring center open to ALL Middle School students!  The tutoring center is available every Thursday afternoon (when school is in session) in Mrs. Rushing's classroom (MS 213) from 3:00pm until 4:00pm.  There is no charge this service.  Students may receive help in ANY subject!  We hope our families will encourage your students to take advantage of this opportunity for extra academic help.

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:
Friday, April 20 - OCS Spirit Dress Down Day
Wed-Fri, April 25-27 - US Spring Play "Godspell"
Wednesday, April 25 - MS to Savannah Court
Thursday, May 3 - 8th Grade Universal Studios/IOA Field Trip
Friday, May 4 - OCS Spirit Dress Down Day
Mon-Fri, May 7-11 - Teacher Appreciation Week
Monday, May 7 - MS Awards Night, 6:30pm in the gym
Saturday, May 12 - 8th Grade "Moving Up" Dinner and Dance, 7:00pm at Orlando Country Club
Monday, May 14 - US Program, 7:00pm in the gym
Friday, May 18 - OCS Spirit Dress Down Day
Wednesday, May 23 - 8th Grade Exams / Early Dismissal Day
Thursday, May 24 - 8th Grade Exams / Early Dismissal Day / NO EXTENDED CARE / LAST DAY OF SCHOOL