MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS
Welcome to the Okanogan Middle School Webpage,
By Brett Baum, Middle School Principal
November 17, 2017
This morning the Okanogan Middle School held our second Thanks and Giving community service dinner drive. Each homeroom class had been assigned a traditional, non parishable, Thanksgiving dinner item such as, cans or corn, beans, yams, box of jello, etc. Students who could and who wanted to, brought that item into their homeroom. This morning, memberss from each homeroom class went to every other homeroom in picking items until their dinner box was full. We have 11 homerooms which made that many boxes. With the extra food and donations we were able to fill four more boxes for a total of 15 family Thanksgiving turkey dinners. Thanks for the donations of food by our students' families and for our donated turkeys from Caso's Family Foods and Gene's Harvest Foods. Also thank you to Best Deal Auto for their donation as well as the Okanogan Education Association. The donations allowed us to give the cans/boxes of food as well as certificates for turkeys and gift certificates at the grocery stores for other needed food items. Thank You to all who helped and participated. We've added a Thanks & Giving video to thank everyone involved.
Parent-Teacher-Conferences will be held on Monday 11/20 and Tuesday 11/21. No classes will be held on those two days. One of the conference days (Tuesday 11/21 11:00-7:00) will have conferences under an open format where parents go from room to room in order to see the teachers they want to see. On Monday, conferences are by appointment only. The Middle School staff has scheduled staffing conferences on that day where the parents and student can come and meet with all of their student's teachers at one time. This allows good discussion to determine the best practices that will work with each individual student as much as possible. No School on Wednesday-Friday that week for the Thanksgiving Holiday as well. (11/22-11/24).
Last week, our students again put on a wonderfully successful Veterans' Day Assembly. We had a number of guest Veterans in attendance who enjoyed music, poems and a wonderful speaker in Mr. James Craddock. A majority of our students again "dressed for respect" and looked amazing! Our guests were very complimentary of the assembly and of our students. The 8th grade History classes decorated with projects thanking our Veterans, and Mrs. Roach's leadership class organized and ran the assembly. I've posted a YouTube link to the Veterans Tribute Video on the left of this page.
NEW!!! Okanogan School District now has the ability to take payments for some items by credit or debit card! This process will all be conducted online and not in the school offices. Online payments may be made at this time for the following items ONLY: School Meal accounts, PE Uniform purchases and ASB card purchases. Look to the left of this page for the "E-Funds Quick Guide" direction packet on how to set up and use the online payent option. You can also contact any of the three school offices for an email copy of the guide.
Finally, with the Fall season soon moving into Winter, please remember to tune into our local radio stations in the case of any inclement weather. Also Spokane TV stations are notified of any school delays or closures. In addition, the schools new "School Messenger" automated program should be calling all primary phone numbers as given to the school in order to let families know of any school delays, closures or other emergencies.NEW ENROLLMENTS- For all new enrollments, a document showing proof of residency is required. (PUD bill, phone bill, etc. or something that shows name and physical residence address)Thank You,
Brett Baum, PrincipalOkanogan Middle School244 5th Ave S.PO Box 592Okanogan, WA 98840
Phone (509) 422-2680 | Fax (509) 422-0068