•   Okanogan Middle School  

    basketballAs football is winding down the next two weeks, girls wrestling is gearing up for it's first season! The first day of practice for both girls' wrestling and boys' basketball is October 23rd. Log into family id to register them! You can find the athletic calendar here. ASB Cards are $30 and will need to be purchased if your child is participating in a sport this year.   

    Our first dance of the year will be October 27th. It will have a Halloween/Fall theme and students are encouraged to wear their costumes. There is a cost of getting into the dance. It is $3.00 for students unless they have an ASB card. With an ASB card it is $2.00 at the door. We are running the dance from 4:30 to 6:30 this year as the high school homecoming football game is at 7:00 p.m. and we believe many of our students would like to attend this game. 

    runningStudents should dress down for P.E. If you have not purchased a uniform yet, they can still be purchased in the middle school office for $20.00. 

    The Math Department would like to ask you to encourage your child to do their practice math work each night. Students are given practice to help them remember the learning of the day. We would like to remind you that mathematics is not an inherited trait, so even if you struggle with math, please model a growth mindset and possibly respond with:

    • What is the problem asking?
    • What do you already know?
    • Where have you seen something like this before?
    • What do you have written down in your notes?
    • Can you brainstorm 5 different ways you could try to solve this problem?
    • Can you make a guess? How would you know if it's right?
    • Can you make a list of specific questions or stuck points for your teacher?

    Thank you for supporting your child as they work to learn and improve their math skills. 

    As we embark on this new academic journey, we are confident that the 2023-2024 school year will be filled with endless opportunities for learning, fostering friendships, and experiencing exciting activities. We are committed to creating a positive and nurturing environment that promotes academic excellence, personal growth, and student success.

    Yearbooks can also be purchased in the office for $25.00. We encourage you to purchase your yearbook early to ensure you get one before they run out! 

    If you have questions or concerns, the secretary and/or building principal is more than happy to assist you.  Please do not hesitate to call!      

    MS: 509-422-2680           

    I sincerely hope this message finds you safe and well. If there is anything I can do or questions you may have, please reach out. We are here for you. My wish for all our staff and students is to have a great 2023-2024 year! 


    This is Ms. Belcher signing off from OKMS, where what happens here will change the world. Stay safe and stay healthy.




    SafeSchools Web Reporting Site 

    When loging in, use code 1677

    Reporting reminder, at any time, students, parents, staff, community may now report safety issues or concerns anonymously.  This system allows reports to be made by phone call, text, email or on the website.  There is a link at the top of this page to the web reporting site. (Please use code 1677 when making a report.)  Reports of bullying, harassment, drugs, violence at school or anywhere involving students may be reported.  In addition concerns of students doing self-harm may be reported as well.  Reporters will be given a case code specific to them so that they may check back to see what follow up was able to be done on their report.  We're very happy to be rolling out this program and are confident it will be a positive tool in helping to keep our community kids safe. 








    Dorinda Belcher, Principal | Katherine Brown, Secretary
    244 5th Ave S.
    PO Box 592
    Okanogan, WA  98840
    Phone (509) 422-2680 | Fax (509) 422-0068