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 Orrville Middle School

November 2007


Principals' Message


As we begin the start of the second quarter, we want to thank the students for all of their hard work, and thank our parents for all of their continual support.  We are pleased with the progress we are making on achieving our building goals.  If you have any questions or comments for us, please feel free to contact us at school.


Go Riders!


Dave Sovacool                Jerad Buck

Principal                       Assistant Principal



 1st Quarter Report Cards

The first quarter ended on Friday, October 26, 2007.  The first quarter report cards will be sent home with 7th and 8th grade students on Friday, November 2 and the 5th and 6th grade students will bring their report cards home on Monday, November 5.  Please make sure to ask your son or daughter to show you his or her report card, and take some time to review the grades with them.  If you have any questions or concerns about the report card, please contact the middle school.


 Spain and West Africa Missionaries visit Orrville on November 9th

Missionaries will be here to share their knowledge of other countries that they have been stationed in with the Language Arts students. They will be sharing many valuable stories of life and the differences they have experienced living in a foreign land.


 8th Grade Visit Career Center on November 12th

8th graders will be visiting the career center to explore some career options they will have as they prepare to schedule classes this spring for the high school. Students will see what each career training entails and what is expected for them by the staff by the time they are juniors in High school.


 7th and 8th Grade Student Council Sell Gobble Grams

Student Council will be selling Gobble grams during lunch to share the season of being Thankful for friends and family. We want every student to be able to give and receive the gift of appreciation. Gobble grams cost $.50.



Hats off to David Peppard and Josh Short from the Orrville Middle School. The middle school raised $346.16 money for the families by wearing hats for a $1.00 on Halloween. Thanks to all of those who participated and donated to our families of Orrville. We salute these families as they GO-FIGHT-WIN!!


 5th and 6th Grade Veteran's Day Assembly

Monday, November 12th at 1:30 p.m. at Oak Street School's Gymnasium there will be a Veteran's Day Assembly to honor our veterans.  Mr. Jason Lax, veteran, will be our guest speaker along with the 5th and 6th grade student council, band, and choir performing to recognize this historical day. 

 5th and 6th Grade Choir Concert


The 5th and 6th Grade Choirs will be performing at Oak Street School on Tuesday, November 13th at 7:00.  Please come and listen to the wonderful music that Mrs. Shue and the students have been practicing just for you! 

 5th and 6th Grade Grandparent's Day!


Grandparents are more than welcome to come and visit their grandson(s) or granddaughter(s) at school on Wednesday, November 21st from 1:30-2:30.  We will be sending home more information with students about this special day soon.   


 5th - 8th Grade 1st Quarter Honors Assembly

We will be celebrating the students that have shown great accomplishment in academic, citizenship, and character on our Honors Assembly on Friday, November 9th during team time for 7th and 8th graders.


The 5th and 6th grade students will have their Honors Assembly on Friday, November 16th.  The assembly will take place in Oak Street's Gymnasium beginning with 6th grade at 12:30 and 5th grade at 1:30.  


 PTO Appreciates Your Support!

The PTO Membership drive ended October 31st.  Even if you can't give your time, your donation shows your support for the students of Orrville.  GO RIDERS!


 5th - 8th Grade PTO Pizza Fundraiser Reward Luncheon

Those 7th and 8th grade students that sold pizza for PTO will be given a free lunch on Friday Nov. 2nd from Sam's Pizza due to their effort in raising funds for Orrville PTO.  5th graders in Miss Steidl's class and 6th graders in Mrs. Cramer's class will enjoy their special lunch Friday, November 16th.  Thanks again to all those students, families, and friends that supported us in our efforts.


 5th - 8th Grade Picture Retakes

Picture retakes and group pictures will be on Friday, November 9th.  If students are having retakes they need to return the packet to the photographer when they have their picture taken.  Any student who did not order a packet before may do so and the money is due at the time the picture is taken.


Picture retakes for 5th and 6th grade students will be on Wednesday, November 21st.


 7th and 8th Grade Activity Night

Scott Spencer will be back for a Dodgeball Activity Night on Friday, November 9 from 7-9 PM.  Come join the fun, as there will be food, video games, dodgeball, and an open gym.  The cost is $5.


 November 16 WYLDLIFE "CLUB"

Wyldlife club will be meeting at 7:00 for Orrville Middle School 7th and 8th grade students. There will be food, games, and activities. Come join us for an evening where you can hang out with your friends and have a good time.


 8th Grade Class Trip to DC

The 8th grade class trip to Washington, DC will be April 4-6.  There is a parent meeting at the Jr. High auditorium on Thursday, November 29th at 7:00PM.


 6th Grade Outdoor Education: Cuyahoga Valley National Park

6th grade students will have the opportunity to attend 6th Outdoor Education at Cuyahoga Valley National Park the week of May 13-16, 2008.  Student camp fee is $195.00.  A parent information meeting will be held later in the year.


 5 - 8th Grade Motivational Assembly

Joel Penton will be visiting with our students to help them deal with the negatives in their world on November 30.  The students will be able to see where the positive rewards outweigh the negative of life. Come and be encouraged by the former OSU football player.


 Thanksgiving Recess

As a reminder, we do not have school on Thursday, November 22nd-Monday, November 26th.  We return to school on Tuesday, November 27th.


 "Amahl and the Night Visitors"

Students in the 6th grade will have the opportunity to see "Amahl and the Night Visitors" by the Canton Symphony Orchestra.  The 6th class will see this special performance on Tuesday, December 11th at the Wooster High School Auditorium.  The cost is $3.00 per student.  Mr. Hennell will be sending more information home soon.


 Caught Being Good

Congratulations to the following students who were recognized by their teachers for demonstrating good citizenship!


Brianne Adcock, Abby Reusser, Gibson Siegrist, and Nathan Simon.


Bryce Hoobler, Elijah Coleman, Josh Foreman, Olyvia Hogie, and Maikel Jones


 Orrville Middle School 5th - 8th Grade: Students of the Month


The following students were chosen as students of the month for September. September is the month of Honesty. These individuals are truthful, sincere and they say what is on their minds. 


Jalyn Plough is a fifth grader who works hard and does her very best to do well.  Jalyn's hobby is gymnastics and she would like to be a veterinarian as her future career.  She admires her grandma the most and if she had one wish she would wish for no more violence in the world.  Alyssa Norman is a fifth grade student who is responsible, helpful, kind, and is a leader.  Alyssa enjoys gymnastics, cheerleading, singing, and dancing.  She wants to be a dancer or a teacher in the future.  Alyssa admires her sister and she wishes that there would be no more wars. 


The two sixth grade students who were recognized for this special honor is Mason Birkbeck and Maddie Jarrett.  Mason is responsible and respectful.  He enjoys playing sports and showing his good character.  Mason would like to be in the Marines someday and his hero is Bob Feller.  Mason wishes to have character in all the places of need.  Maddie demonstrates leadership qualities and enjoys tumbling and reading.   Maddie would like to be a teacher and she admires Carrie Underwood as her hero.  She wishes to stop all the bullying in the world today.  


Amber Raber is a seventh grader who loves cheerleading and gymnastics. She wants to be a lawyer and looks up to her brother Dennis. If she could make a wish she would love to have a happy life. Skyler Eggman wants to be an anesthesiologist and be able to accomplish everything she wants to in life. The person she respects is Heather Gochnauer where they share a love for gymnastics.


The two eighth graders were Shelby Scott and Jasmine Ray. Shelby admires her parents and in her spare time loves to play volleyball and cheerleads. Some day she would like a career in sports medicine where she wants to be successful. Jasmine loves sports and the computer. She admires her mom and wants to work in a doctor's office. Some day she would like to visit the beautiful state of Hawaii. 


October is the month we emphasize Respect. These students are outstanding examples of this. They are respectful to their peers and adults. They are willing to help any student when they are in need. They have self-control in their actions and behaviors.


Hannah Plybon wants to be a teacher and coach someday to follow the footsteps of her parents. Her heroes are her mom, Linda and sister, Hillary. She is actively involved with basketball, volleyball, running, and spending time with her family and friends. She hopes that she can be successful in life. Jacob Dodson likes to ride his bike and hang out with his friends. Someday he wishes to be a Mechanic. He respects his friend Matt and his dream is that his parents never die.


Derek Thompson is a great addition to our school. He loves baseball and wants to be a carpenter. His sister Danielle is his hero and he hopes to have a happy life. With Derek's personality he should be able to reach his goal. Randy Wells has grown in many areas of his life and is a very respectful student. Randy loves to bowl and wants to be an electrician. He looks up to his classmate, Antwan Sims. Randy's wish is to have a million dollars- many of us wish that too! 


The two fifth graders who were selected were Mahrissa Lustig and Logan Hale.  Mahrissa is a hard worker and shows good character to everyone.  She enjoys jump roping, volleyball, soccer, and swimming.  Someday Mahrissa hopes to be a massage therapist and she admires her mom's boyfriend because he is nice.  She wishes to always be a star student and to be a kind person.  Logan is a student who shows all of the character traits with a positive attitude.  Logan's hobbies are legos, playing games, and spending time with his family.  He wants to be a weatherman in the future and admires his dad as his hero.  Logan wishes to own a tractor. 


Chandler Smith and Kristi Workinger were the two sixth grade students chosen to be October's Students of the Month.  Chandler is a responsible and respectful young man who enjoys playing sports with his friends.  Chandler hopes to be a Major League Baseball Player in the future.  He looks up to Grady Sizemore as his hero and he wishes someday to go to the Baseball Hall of Fame.  Kristi is a caring and compassionate young lady who enjoys playing basketball and riding her horse named Willow.  Kristi wants to be a veterinarian and she admires her sister.  She wishes to make the world a nice place because she dislikes mean people.    


Congratulations to all of our students of the month!


 Red Ribbon /Wooster Spirit Week

What a week!! We had so many students involved in activities and spirit. We had a variety of recognitions: Cleveland Indians Day, Red Rider Day, Jersey Day, Hat Day, and Twin Day. Student council would like to thank the students and staff that participated. We focused on sticking together and honor all those who stand for what is right in ORRVILLE.


 5th & 6th Grade Community Projects

5th and 6th grade students participated in showing respect, responsibility, and compassion on Friday, October 26th.  The students took time out of their school day to go out to local businesses, parks, and schools to rake leaves, pick up trash, pull weeds, and other odds and end jobs that needed to be done.  It was a wonderful sight to see our students working together to help make our community beautiful.  This was just a comfortable reminder that our students care about their community and enjoy pitching in a helping hand to take care of the place they call home.  Thank you to all of our parents who volunteered their time and staff for their continuous support.  An additional thank you to all the local areas that contributed to making our community projects a success! 

 Best Books 2007

Teachers, parents, lovers of children's books!  Mark Saturday, November 10th at 10 a.m. for an exciting new program at Orrville Public Library.  "Best Books 2007" will highlight great titles for children from the past year. 


Our local children's librarians will share their favorites among picture books, chapter books and non-fiction for children of all ages.  See the newest releases by your favorite authors and pick up ideas for holiday giving.  A printed booklet of these titles, annotated with comments from our own staff, will be given to all attendees.  Register now, at 330-683-1065, as space is limited.  This program is offered free of charge by the Orrville Public Library. 


 The Salvation Army Christmas Gifts and Food Baskets

Sign up until Friday, November 9th, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for a good cause this holiday season.  Serving residents in the zip codes 44667, 44666, 44618, 44645, and 44636.  This opportunity serves those individuals and families at or under 150% poverty guidelines. 


The Salvation Army - Orrville Service Center

332 West High Street (rear)

Orrville, Ohio 44667



Go Riders!!!