Our ICE students learning how to maneuver the grocery store.
6 months ago, Tom Arthur
ICE
Refinishing of the gym floor is underway.
6 months ago, Tom Arthur
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PTO Meets this Wednesday in the Cafeteria.
6 months ago, Tom Arthur
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Picture Day is Wednesday, August 30th
6 months ago, Tom Arthur
picture day
Remember: This is a biennial trip. It will not be offered again until 2026. Sign-Up Today! Hi Parents! Please remember to register your student for our (May 30-June 3, 2024) Washington, D.C. trip before our upcoming deadline, Tuesday, August 29th! Check out our trip video and our website! (Owen Valley Middle School’s Trip to Washington D.C. | WorldStrides) Register with a $99 deposit, and pay the remainder in monthly installments Online at www.worldstrides.com/signup or call WorldStrides Customer Service at 1-800-468-5899 Representantes de habla hispana disponibles. Our Trip ID is 209947 Fundraising tools available online. Financial assistance available by calling. Need a lower payment? Call the Payments desk to see if you qualify for an Extended Payment Plan… 1-855-442-0695 Contact Tom Arthur tarthur@socs.k12.in.us for more information. Check out this blog post from the mother of two young men who took the trip! Here are some of our recent teacher travelers talking about the impact that their trips have had on specific students. Impacting Students Futures Through Travel (4 min). If you have time for a few more, here are a few teachers talking about why they travel and how these experiences offer something that cannot be taught in the classroom. The Importance of Travel
6 months ago, Tom Arthur
washington dc
Reminder, the OVMS PTO will meet tomorrow evening. Come check out some of the events they are planning for our students and staff.
6 months ago, Tom Arthur
PTO
Don't forget! Sign-up by midnight tonight to save $50 on the 2024 Washington DC Trip. Register at https://worldstrides.com/custom/2024-tom-arthur-dc-209947/. Only $99 to reserve your spot. Deadline to sign up is Tuesday, August 29th.
6 months ago, Tom Arthur
washington discount
Dear Parents, We had a terrific meeting about our upcoming trip to Washington D.C.! If there are any parents that you know missed our meeting, please forward this email. They can watch the parent presentation here and get all of the information about our trip on our trip website… Owen Valley Middle School’s Trip to Washington D.C. | WorldStrides This trip is going to be so much fun - and so educational - for our students! Here are a few important reminders: Don’t forget to register for the trip by Tuesday, August 29th– Your Trip ID # is 209947 Register by midnight on 08/16 and get an EXTRA $50 off. (This credit will be applied manually within two weeks after registration) Register online at www.worldstrides.com/register or by phone at 800-468-5899. Pay only a $99 deposit! The remaining balance is spread out into smaller amounts and paid monthly prior to the trip. Call 1-800-468-5899 for quotes on financial assistance Once registered, ….. Need a lower payment? Call the Payments desk to see if you qualify for an Extended Payment Plan… 1-855-442-0695 These hands-on, authentic experiences are so important for our students. In addition to opening their eyes to possibilities and opportunities that they did not previously see as real for themselves, students also become more self-sufficient and more confident, forge stronger relationships, and make learning connections that they cannot replicate in a classroom. Let’s give our students a much needed adventure to look forward to! Please let us know if you have any questions about the trip. We look forward to leading a fun and educational program for your child! All the best, Tom Arthur tarthur@socs.k12.in.us Amber Willis amberw@worldstrides.org Check out this great fundraiser! Thousands of students pay for their trip through the easy-to-use Gift of Education Fundraising program
6 months ago, Tom Arthur
Anyone interested in joining the Bass Fishing Team should attend an introductory meeting for students and parents on Wednesday, August 9th at 6:00 PM.
7 months ago, Tom Arthur
Reminder, anyone interested in attending the 2024 OVMS Washington DC trip, should attend the Parent/Guardian Meeting. The meeting will be Monday, August 14th, 6:00 PM, in the cafeteria. For more information, please visit the trip website. at: https://worldstrides.com/custom/2024-tom-arthur-dc-209947/ Check out this video about the trip: https://vimeo.com/170210905
7 months ago, Tom Arthur
Washington Dc
An amazing first day of school! Students participated in the "Toothpaste Challenge". They were given the task to empty a tube of toothpaste as quickly as possible. For phase 2, they had to put the toothpaste back in the tube using a toothpick. The activity was used to reminded students what we say or post on social media can always be said, but it can't be taken back. Our two words for 2023-2024 school year are respectful and responsible. It was an amazing first day of school! We're excited for the remainder of the year. Welcome Back, Patriots! #socs #middleschool
7 months ago, Tom Arthur
First day 1
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Toothpaste Challenge 2
A new school year is upon us! The doors will open at 7:55 AM on Thursday. Students will report to the cafeteria for breakfast or gym. When the 8:03 bell rings, all students will report to the gym for an opening day assembly. At that time, students will receive their schedules. Following the assembly, students will be dismissed with their first period teacher. Teachers will then discuss items such as lunch, daily schedule, and additional time to practice opening their lockers! Let's make it a great year, Patriots! Welcome Back!
7 months ago, Tom Arthur
Welcome Back
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Please visit the website below to apply for meal assistance or to add money to your child's lunch account: linqconnect.com NOTE: If your student was eligible for Free or Reduced benefits during the 2022-2023 school year, they are still eligible for the first 30 days or until a new application is received.
7 months ago, Spencer-Owen Community Schools
Free/Reduced Lunch Application
Attention Students and Parents! We are thrilled to be able to offer an educational trip to explore Washington DC to our students and families next year! It is going to be fantastic! We would like every student to join us for this life-changing opportunity! Please join us on Monday, August 14 at 6:00 pm in the OVMS Cafeteria for our informational meeting for parents where we will cover the trip details, inclusions, financial assistance and fundraising tools available, and how to register. Check out the OVMS Washington DC Trip Website for more information. https://worldstrides.com/custom/2024-tom-arthur-dc-209947/ If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Arthur at tarthur@socs.k12.in.us or 812.829.2249 We look forward to seeing you there! We are excited to provide your student with this life-changing opportunity!
7 months ago, Tom Arthur
Washington DC
OVMS Students & Families: Thank you for attending our 2023 Back to School Night! We are excited for the upcoming school year! If you had locker issues this evening, please complete the form by clicking on the link below. We will make every effort to correct the issue before school starts. https://forms.gle/aTxJu3w5WvbfhLcR7
7 months ago, Tom Arthur
Welcome Back
OVMS staff and parents will be hosting a PTO organizational meeting. The meeting will be tomorrow (Thus, July 20) at 6 PM. Come be a part of the team.
7 months ago, Tom Arthur
OVMS families, I have taken a new position as the Principal of Tzouanakis Intermediate School in Greencastle. The S-OCS Board approved my resignation at their meeting tonight. This is a bittersweet time for me as I leave my alma mater and the only district I have worked in as a teacher and administrator. Mr. Cline, Mr. Arthur, and I will be working to develop a transition plan that ensures the well-being of OVMS students and staff. I will do whatever it takes to make sure this goes smoothly. I will miss being a part of the OVMS family but will always be an OV Patriot! Thank you, Lisa Eldridge
8 months ago, Lisa Eldridge
Check out the Owen County Extension Homemakers display about our OVMS Adulting Club (sponsored by Judy Tucker) from the school year! #socsowen #beawesometoday
8 months ago, Lisa Eldridge
Adulting club
Have you registered your child for the upcoming school year? ✏️ All you need to do is click on the link below to register your child(ren) on Final Forms for the 2023-2024 school year: https://spencerowen-in.finalforms.com
8 months ago, Lisa Eldridge
final forms
Come visit our booth at the Owen County Fairgrounds! 🎡 We will have School Supply lists available for all of the elementary schools and the middle school, too. ✏️ Stop by and say hello! 👋🏻
8 months ago, Lisa Eldridge
fair