The OVMS Wrestling Meet, originally scheduled for Tuesday, January 30th, at Brown County, has been canceled and will not be rescheduled.
5 months ago, Tom Arthur
Ten minutes of individual in reading begins in PRIDE tomorrow! Don't forget your reading material. Remember, this is completely student choice what they want to read. They can choose anything from Harry Potter; graphic novels; a non-fiction book;or magazines about dirt bikes, cars, or tractors. I'll be participating right along with the kids! See you all tomorrow. Tom Arthur, OVMS Principal.
5 months ago, Tom Arthur
Reading opens up a whole new world and opportunities for our students. At OVMS, we want to to promote reading as enjoyable activity. Starting Monday, January 22nd, OVMS will begin observing 10 minutes of individual reading during PRIDE class. Everyone from Principal Arthur, Assistant Principal Potts, teachers, instructional aides, and students will participate in the 10 minutes of reading everyday. This is a time for students to read anything they enjoy from Harry Potter; graphic novels; non-fiction book about Kobe Bryant or Michael Jordan; to a magazine of their choice including about dirt bikes, trucks, or tractors. The object is for students to 100% choose what they want to read. Students and adults will be required to read a physical book or magazine. They will not be permitted to read from their Chromebooks or any other electronic device. "Once you learn to read, you will be forever free." Frederick Douglass
5 months ago, Tom Arthur
OVMS will honor the 8th Grade Boys Basketball Players and Cheerleaders at the Shakamak Game Monday, January 29th approximately 7:00 PM.
5 months ago, Tom Arthur
8th grade bball
OVMS National Junior Honor Society Members visited Owen Valley Health Campus to go caroling . NJHS members did a wonderful job, and sang their hearts out! The residents kept referring to NJHS as a choir, and honestly this group of students had some singing talent for sure!
6 months ago, Tom Arthur
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OVMS Christmas Spirit Week #3
6 months ago, Tom Arthur
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Students in Ms. Collins Preparing for College and Careers were able to tour and discover Hoosier Hills Career Center. Hoosier Hills provides a variety of career training opportunities that are open to juniors and seniors.
6 months ago, Tom Arthur
OVMS Christmas Spirt Week #2
6 months ago, Tom Arthur
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OVMS has partnered with the Indiana Pacers to participate in an exciting FUNdraiser! We will have our very own school night at a Pacers game with a check presentation at center court during halftime! Everyone will be together cheering on our hometown Pacers on Thu, Mar 7, 2024, when the Pacers take on the Minnesota Timberwolves. If you canโ€™t make it to our school night game, we have three alternate games to choose from! ORDER ONLINE: Simply go to to purchase your tickets! A portion of every ticket sold will help raise money for our school. THE DEADLINE TO PURCHASE TICKETS IS Fri, Feb 2, 2024.
7 months ago, Tom Arthur
OVMS Adulting Club was treated to a lesson from the Owen County Homemakers on cooking pancakes. Breakfast may be different at their homes from now on.
7 months ago, Tom Arthur
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We are sad to see Justin Lowry leave OVMS. He has been a dedicated asset to the OVMS community. Justin has committed countless hours to the athletes and athletic program at Owen Valley. We no doubt will have big shoes to fill. However, we wish him the best of luck as he begins a new chapter in his life at South Vermillion High School. The community is invited to honor Justin and his dedication to OVMS at a reception on December 13th following the 8th grade boys basketball game at approximately 8:30 PM
7 months ago, Tom Arthur
SAVE THE DATE: OVMS night at the Indiana Pacers will be Thursday, March 7, 2024 at 7:00 PM. The Pacers will take on the Timberwolves of Minnesota at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. A portion of the tickets sold for OVMS Night will be donated to back to the school. Ticket information will be available soon! Reserve the date. Can't make the game on March 7th. The Indiana Pacers have also reserved March 18th v. Cleveland; April 1st v. Brooklyn, and April 14th v. Atlanta.
7 months ago, Tom Arthur
pacers night
OVMS PE Classes spent the week learning how to shoot a bow and arrow as well as safety of the sport. Archery is one of the most popular units they study during the semester.
7 months ago, Tom Arthur
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OVMS is collecting 500 piece puzzles for a Puzzle Challenge in December. Donated puzzles can be dropped off at the middle school office from 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM.
7 months ago, Tom Arthur
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OVMS honored several students as "True Patriots" at the quarterly luncheon on Wednesday. A True Patriot is defined as, "A student who shows outstanding character, kindness, academic effort, and great behavior". Teachers selected one student from all of their classes as a True Patriot. These students are our first quarter recipients.
7 months ago, Tom Arthur
The Student Council is excited to announce our upcoming Can Food Drive. Collection of the canned goods will take place on Monday and Tuesday, November 20th-21st. This event aims to bring our school community together to make a positive impact on those in need during the holiday season. We encourage all students and faculty to participate by donating non-perishable canned goods. Each contribution will go towards supporting local food banks and helping families in our community enjoy a warm and nourishing meal during the holidays. To add a fun and competitive twist to the event, we are introducing a friendly competition among PRIDE classes. The PRIDE class with the highest number of donated items will be crowned the winner and rewarded with a Donut Party! Let's work together to make this Can Food Drive a huge success and spread the joy of giving. Your generosity can make a real difference in the lives of those less fortunate, and we believe that coming together as a community will make our efforts even more impactful.
7 months ago, Tom Arthur
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OVMS inducted its 10th class of students into the National Junior Honor Society. To be eligible for NJHS, students must earn A's in all of their classes for the first five quarters of middle school. Congratulations on your hard work!
7 months ago, Tom Arthur
OVMS Students were treated to an assembly by Echo Dance from New York City. The students loved the music and were highly engaged. Echo Dance team shared their personal stories about being bullied in school. Echo Dance encouraged the students to set goals, persevere, and work hard to achieve those goals. Their message included an anti-bullying message and to be kind and respectful to their classmates.
8 months ago, Tom Arthur
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Join our team! ๐ŸšŒ We will train you! ๐Ÿ“† No evenings or weekends. Contact S-OCS Transportation Director Kelly Sorensen at 812-829-7068 for more information.
8 months ago, Spencer-Owen Community Schools
Now Hiring S-OCS Bus Drivers
Our first middle school dance is on Friday, October 27. The Fall Flannel Frenzy starts at 6:00 PM and ends at 8:00 PM. Students must go home after school and then return at 6:00. Please drop your child off and pick them up at the front entrance. The cost is $3.00 to get into the dance. Students can wear their favorite flannel shirt, dance, and play cornhole. Concessions will also be available to purchase.
8 months ago, Tom Arthur