OVMS Spotlight

7th grader Nick White successfully opens his locker.

It’s August and the Spotlight has been refocused for another year of shining on the people and activities of OVMS. 180+ new 7th graders and 200 returning 8th graders are learning the ropes for what looks to be a great year.

Amusing anecdotes are plentiful as the new students figure out how a combination lock works and how to navigate to their seven different classes. Mr. Crowe had a student that loved his class so much that she showed up three times throughout the day! Mrs. Roofe reports a student who came in and announced that he was in her class even though she did not have a class that period. Mr. Ault, Mr. Bergan and Mr. Uhlhorn have gotten carpel tunnel syndrome from showing the new 7th graders how to work the lockers, but as the days go by less and less are needing assistance. “This group has been the best I’ve seen in getting their lockers open and getting to class on time.” commented OVMS Assistant Principal Patrick Ault.

7th grader Jayden Keo feels the school year is off to a great start and has only one complaint: “Mr. Uhlhorn’s turtle scares me. It stares at me every day in class.” Isaiah Brault mentioned the long journey he has from 6th to 7th period: “I have to go from Mrs. Hayes class upstairs on this side of the building to the Art room which is downstairs on the other side of the building.” With that said, Isaiah says that there is no problem getting there in the four minute passing period. Speaking of the size of the building, 8th grader Leighlyn Tyree reports: “In Ag class we measured the perimeter of the building and figured out that the middle school sits on about one and a half acres. So when you double it for the second floor it means we have a three acre school.”

A consensus among all of the 7th graders is that the OVMS cafeteria is superior to what they had last year. “The Biscuits and Gravy for breakfast is awesome” said Damian Jerles, “and the pizza actually tastes like pizza—at SES the pizza was weird and crunchy.”

The Spotlight is excited to introduce you to new staff members this year as well as new classes that are being offered at the middle school. If there are any story ideas that you would like to see, please pass them on to the Spencer Evening World.

OVMS Spotlight

7th grader Nick White successfully opens his locker.

It’s August and the Spotlight has been refocused for another year of shining on the people and activities of OVMS. 180+ new 7th graders and 200 returning 8th graders are learning the ropes for what looks to be a great year.

Amusing anecdotes are plentiful as the new students figure out how a combination lock works and how to navigate to their seven different classes. Mr. Crowe had a student that loved his class so much that she showed up three times throughout the day! Mrs. Roofe reports a student who came in and announced that he was in her class even though she did not have a class that period. Mr. Ault, Mr. Bergan and Mr. Uhlhorn have gotten carpel tunnel syndrome from showing the new 7th graders how to work the lockers, but as the days go by less and less are needing assistance. “This group has been the best I’ve seen in getting their lockers open and getting to class on time.” commented OVMS Assistant Principal Patrick Ault.

7th grader Jayden Keo feels the school year is off to a great start and has only one complaint: “Mr. Uhlhorn’s turtle scares me. It stares at me every day in class.” Isaiah Brault mentioned the long journey he has from 6th to 7th period: “I have to go from Mrs. Hayes class upstairs on this side of the building to the Art room which is downstairs on the other side of the building.” With that said, Isaiah says that there is no problem getting there in the four minute passing period. Speaking of the size of the building, 8th grader Leighlyn Tyree reports: “In Ag class we measured the perimeter of the building and figured out that the middle school sits on about one and a half acres. So when you double it for the second floor it means we have a three acre school.”

A consensus among all of the 7th graders is that the OVMS cafeteria is superior to what they had last year. “The Biscuits and Gravy for breakfast is awesome” said Damian Jerles, “and the pizza actually tastes like pizza—at SES the pizza was weird and crunchy.”

The Spotlight is excited to introduce you to new staff members this year as well as new classes that are being offered at the middle school. If there are any story ideas that you would like to see, please pass them on to the Spencer Evening World.
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