Weekly News

Week of March 11, 2019


Auditions for "Into the Woods" | Wednesday, March 13
Auditions for the Spring Musical will be held on Wednesday, March 13, from 3:00pm until 6:00 pm in the High School Music Room 263.  All students in grades 7-12 are encouraged to attend. We will hold callbacks as needed on Thursday, March 14. A Character Breakdown is posted on the call-board across from Middle School Room 210.

Rehearsals begin on Tuesday, March 26, from 3:00 - 5:00 pm.  Performances will be May 2-4, 2019.  
Mandatory dates:  April 24 - May 1; May 2-4.  Backstage crew opportunities are available as well.  Email mbrightman@ocsrams.org for more information.


Student Artwork Recognized at the 2019 Central Florida Fair
Mr. Bob Earll, our Art Teacher, submitted artwork from ALL of our Middle School art students to the Central Florida Fair. Out of all of the pieces submitted, ten of our students were awarded recognition (some for multiple pieces) and have their artwork on display at the Central Florida Fair.  Congratulations to the following students:

Seventh Grade
Elizabeth Abbott (2nd place), Lindsey Cantwell (2-1st place, 2-3rd place), Gray Powell (1st place), and Hollen Robinson (1st place and 3rd place)

Eighth Grade
Josh Cochran (2-2nd place), Trevor Lewis (1st place and 3rd place), Summer Love (1st place), MaKenna Stankiewicz (1st place), Isabel Stewart (1st place and 2nd place), and Elise Ward (3rd place)

The Central Florida Fair is open through March 17. Wednesday is "Dollar Day", with students paying only one dollar for admission!

| Friday, March 15-Monday, March 25

Students will return to school on Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Spirit Dress Down Days | 4th Quarter
March 29
April 12
April 26
May 10
May 24

SAVE THE DATE!  Middle School Awards Night | Monday, May 6, 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 Thursday, May 30 and Friday, May 31.   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.

Community Service Hours
All Middle School students are required to complete 12 service hours per year.

Middle School Extended Care | Link
Any student not picked up by 3:10pm and not participating in an approved after-school event/activity/practice will be taken to Middle School Extended Care, located in the Testing Center.  Fees apply for this service.

Moms In Prayer | Tuesdays in Conference room
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

Looking Ahead:
Thursday, March 14 - End of the 3rd Quarter
Friday, March 15 - No School / Teacher In-Service Day
Monday-Monday, March 18-25 - No School / Spring Break

Friday, March 29 - OCS Spirit Dress Down Day
Saturday, April 6 - Middle School Second Harvest Community Service Event
Friday, April 12 - OCS Spirit Dress Down Day
Thursday, April 18 - Early Dismissal Day / Maunday Thursday

Friday, April 19-Monday, April 22 - Easter Break
Friday, April 26 - 8th Grade Universal Studios / IOA Field Trip  /  OCS Spirit Dress Down Day
Thursday-Saturday, May 2-4 - US Spring Play "Into the Woods"
Friday, May 10 - OCS Spirit Dress Down Day
Monday-Friday, May 6-10 - Teacher Appreciation Week

Monday, May 6 - Middle School Awards Night, 6:30pm in the gym
Saturday, May 11 - 8th Grade "Moving Up" Dinner and Dance, 7:00pm at the Country Club of Orlando
Monday, May 13 - US Spring Program, 7:00pm in the gym
Friday, May 24 - OCS Spirit Dress Down Day
Monday, May 27 - No School / Memorial Day
Wednesday, May 30 - 8th Grade Exams / Early Dismissal Day
Thursday, May 31 - 8th Grade Exams / Early Dismissal Day / NO EXTENDED CARE / LAST DAY OF SCHOOL