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Boone County Public Library Launches Summer
Teen Reading Program and Prizes
This summer BCPL will be sponsoring a teen reading program with lots of opportunities for prizes! Please read the flyer below for more information...
BCPL Summer Reading
OMS Cheer and Dance Teams Announced
Please click on the links below to see the 2013-2014 rosters:
Parents please plan on picking up any medication now and until the last day of school. Office hours are 7:00 a.m. -2:30 p.m. No medication will be sent home with the student. And no medication will remain in first aid during the summer. So please plan on picking it up asap and before the close of school.
Rent a Space for the Longest Yard Sale!
On Saturday, August 3rd OMS will participate in the Longest Yard Sale from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Spots will be available in the Ockerman Middle School parking lot for just $10 per parking space. This event is sponsored by the OMS FLL Lego Robotics Team. Please join us RAIN OR SHINE!
Congratulations to the OMS Jazz Band
On Saturday, May 11th the band competed in the Showcase Music Festival at Kings Island.
The band earned the following honors in middle school class AA:
Outstanding Soloist Award - Ella Rowen
Outstanding Soloist Award - Glenn Stanton
Outstanding Soloist Award - Lauren Wehner
Great work Saturday morning jazz band members and thanks to all parents/relatives who helped make our trip successful and fun!
Grief and Loss
When an adult suffers a loss it can be devastating, but when a child suffers a loss, it can bring on a whole range of emotions from fear and confusion to sorrow and grief. Please feel free to use any of the resources below as needed in helping yourself or your family through the grieving process:
Answers to a Child's Questions About Death
Family Activities After Loss
General Information About Grieving
How to Help Grieving Adolescents
Civil War Day at OMS
On Friday, April 26, 2013, the 8th graders at Ockerman Middle School got the chance to visit various presenters to learn about the Civil War. Historians and reenactors were on hand in period costumes to teach our students all about the Civil War including artillery, medicine, weapons, music, dancing and so much more!
Click here to view a slide show of the day!
Sixth Grade Summer Reading
For students who will be joining us at OMS in the 6th grade this fall, please be sure to check out our 6th Grade Summer Reading Program! You can click HERE to open form. If you cannot open this document, also try clicking HERE!
Nationally known therapist, Jim Bisenius visited us to share strategies that teach students how to handle potential bullying situations with the Ockerman Middle School commuity. Students and staff have participated in sessions throughout the school day!
For more information about his program, please follow this link to Mr. Bisenius' website. Jim was also gracious enough to leave us with handouts for the staff as well as parents and students. Please contact our front office if you would like one!
Becoming a Chaperone If you would like to volunteer to help with activities at school or chaperone field trips, you will need to complete and return the Youth Leadership Request form (also known as a Background Check form). Forms must completed and either turned into your child's school with a $10 fee or mailed to: Administrative Office of the Courts, Records Unit, 100 Mill Creek Park, Frankfort, KY 40601, along with the $20 fee.
Broadway Across America
At OMS we are fortunate enough to have Mrs. Bacelieri, who puts together group discounts for us with Broadway Across America. You can get tickets at discounted rates, and this year's offerings include Beauty and the Beast, Wicked, Billy Elliot, West Side Story, The Addams Family, Mama Mia! and Les Miserables! Follow the link below and use the password "Ockerman"!
Click here to view this information
NOTE: Any time a student gets an updated vaccine, an updated certificate needs to be sent in to the school the child is attending.
Just in time for Back-to-School Shopping; check out the OMS Dress Code to be sure your new clothes are appropriate for school.
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Administering Medicine at School:
Students who require medicine to be administered at school must have a form on file with the school. To read the general instructions for adminstering medicine at school
To download and print the permission form to send in with your child's medicine,
If you are unsure of what requirements we have for immunizations, click here to see Boone County's list of required shots by grade level. Make sure to update your immunizations once you get them and send them into the office.
Dedicated in 1965, Ockerman Middle School has a history that is longer than any of the other middle schools in Boone County. We received a total remodel in 2005 with the addition of a new gymnasium, science wing, and computer labs. Our 55 member faculty provides daily instruction for approximately 850 students. Our middle schoolers attend Boone County HS, Larry A. Ryle HS, and Randall C. Cooper HS. We are glad you've chosen to visit us. Welcome!