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Honk a musical retelling of the Ugly Duckling is being performed March 6th - 8th by our OHMS theater students.

Click here to purhcase tickets and choose your seats.

Dear Parents, Guardians and Students,

We have a goal to maximize class time. One of the ways we do this is by “sweeping” the hallways of lingering students each class period. The other element to this is our “Golden Ticket” awards. Classes whose students are all on time are entered into a drawing and we celebrate one Golden Ticket class for every day in the week. It’s one of the highlights of my day. 

We love to celebrate our students here in the Nest. Right now, we know that many of our 9th grade students are trying out for positions on various RHS teams. Any students who make a team should contact Charlie, our Lead Hall Monitor, or Mrs. Johnson, one of our Academic Advisors, and arrange to get a picture taken for our Memory Book. We are excited that so many of our students are involved in the various offerings here at OHMS and at Riverton High School as well. We enjoy watching them leave our school to help make an impact in high school.

This Thursday, Feb. 29, we will be conducting a “Hold” drill. The administration will call for a “Hold” whenever there is a safety situation in the school, such as a broken water line. During the “Hold”, teachers and students will remain in their classrooms. That means no one will be using the restrooms or exiting classrooms for any reason. As soon as the safety risk is gone (or in this case, after we have done a quick check for compliance, etc.), the administration will announce that the “Hold” is over, and school will continue as usual. It’s not that exciting, but we want to be prepared.

I have been informed that some students are experimenting with strong magnets to see what they will do to Chromebooks. It’s never good. Please help your students take good care of their Chromebooks. They are difficult and costly to replace.

It’s almost time for third quarter failure notices to be mailed out. If your student is in danger of failing any class, you will be receiving written notice in time to help your student make up any missing work. Remember that the end of the quarter is March 22, though most teachers will need all work turned in by March 15.

Next week is Spread the Word. It’s the week we Spread Inclusion for those individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID). Over 200 million people from every culture and identity continue to be excluded and isolated from their peers. Next week, we will celebrate inclusion with different activities. At OHMS, we are excited to have a Unified Sports Team that competes with other teams throughout the area in sports including soccer, basketball, golf and even bocce ball.

Our school musical, Honk! will be performed next week on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, March 6, 7, and 8. Expect a Skylert later today with information about purchasing tickets. I hope to see you there.

One of the best things about my job is being able to see students get involved with various activities and opportunities at school. I know that the more involved they are, the happier they will be coming to OHMS each day, and that is something we all want. Thank you for your continued support. It matters.

Kindest regards,

Donna C. Hunter, Principa