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Middle School Events for the Week

Posting Date: 04/17/2015

Tuesday, April 21st-23rd - M-Step testing for 8th grade students

Tuesday, April 21st: Track Meet 4:00pm at Birch Run

Wednesday, April 22nd: Board Meeting 6:30pm




Middle School Menu for the week of April 20th

Monday, April 20th: Chili with corn bread

Tuesday, April 21st: Crispito

Wednesday, April 22nd: Orange Chicken with brown rice

Thursday, April 23rd: Pizza

Friday, April 24th Popcorn Chicken


Middle School M-Step Testing Dates Adjusted

Dear Parents:

Due to unpredictable network issues that have transpired this week, the middle school is moving testing of the M-Step to Monday April 20th for all 8th grade students. We hope to have our network issues resolved sometime this week, but for scheduling purposes, are moving our test schedule to Monday to allow our tech staff time to fix the issues appropriately. We hope to test all 8th grade students the week of the 20th as issues are resolved. That week, we will test Monday-Thursday and have makeups begin on Friday. Thank you for your flexibility as we try to navigate through this issue. 


Middle School Students of the Month 

March Students of the Month

8th grade Hailey H., and Cayleb C. and 7th grade Dawson C. and Quinn T.

February Students of the Month

7th grade Sam B., 8th grade Emma F. and 8th grade DJ H., and 7th grade Blake B.



January Students of the Month:

7th grade Maddie G., 8th grade Christy S. & 7th grade Shayne L., 8th grade Henry G.



December Students of the Month:

8th grade Adam P. and Annah W. & 7th grade Ella S. and Ezra V.

November Students of the Month:

7th grade Kaylee S., 8th grade Aurora S., & 8th grade Ben P., Jacob C.

October Students of the Month:

7th grade Cooper B., 8th grade Seth P., 7th grade Raygan F., and 8th grade Kierah D.



Middle School Birthdays for April

April Birthdays:

Karlee Willaford 3rd
Erin Witt 6th
Sean Witt 6th
Jacob Chrenka 7th
Angelino Ramos 7th
Kaylin Palus 8th
Aurora Hall 10th
Emme Koutz 12th
Olivia Bryant 17th
Damien Beehler 18th
Riley Johnson 20th
Kaden Orweller 20th
Matthew Russell 20th
Shayne Loynes 22nd
Kobe Baert 23rd
Christy Sopocy 23rd
Jeremiah Davis 27th
Joel Davis 27th
Leah Gruber 27th
Noah Whitford 28th

Candy Crush 2015 Middle School Spring Dance

Students will have a chance to purchase dance tickets on Thursdays up until the dance - only on Thursdays in the office - before school and during lunchtimes. Price is now $12.00. Please look at the attached flier for more info.

This dance is not school sponsored so if you have any questions, please contact: Dance Chairperson, Kirsten Cole at:

Dance Flier


2015 Middle School Track Season


  The 2015 middle school track season is coming soon. If your child has not signed up, please have them get information in the office.  We have over 60 of our student athletes participating this year, so communication will be important. We have set up a remind 101 account that will allow us to communicate important information to you regarding practice time changes, event changes, and arrival times for meets. Please follow the instructions on the sheet. If you have trouble viewing the information, from your cell phone text the message: @jtokar to the phone number 81010  

  Also, there is a T-shirt/sweatshirt order form linked at the bottom of this page as well. Those orders are due to the middle school office by Wednesday, April 1st. I'm placing the order on April 2, and unfortunately there will be no add ons after the order date. 

  If you want to follow your athlete's progress, we will be posting times to our account. Our full schedule isn't listed yet, as other teams have not posted their events. When they do, that calendar will update. To view your child's progress or see current records, go to and search for Ovid-Elsie Middle School. We are also planning to add a fun meet or two to our season, as well as enter our best performers into the Lansing State Journal Honor roll meet. That meet is scheduled at the end of our season, and information will be announced at a later time. 

  There will be a parent meeting on Tuesday, April 14 after practice. The meeting should start at 4:30. We will be coming back from the track at 4:15. If you look at the April and May calendar links below, you will notice a voluntary running practice Tuesday, March 31, and Wednesday April 1.

Here are links to important items for this season:

April Calendar

May Calendar

T-shirt/Sweatshirt order form

Notifications Sign up form


Talent Show 2015

Auditions will be March 24th and March 25th from 3:15-5:15pm at the H.S. Auditorium. Talent Show will be April 2nd. There will be a high school show at 9am, middle school show at 1pm and an evening show at 7pm. Forms are in the office and if you need more info please see Mr. Whiting in Room #115.


Lunch Menu - Week of 2/23/15

Monday - Bosco Sticks

Tuesday - Taco

Wednesday - Turkey Gravy & Biscuit

Thursday - Pizza

Friday - Chicken Nuggets


Lunch Menu-Week of 2/16/15

Monday - no school

Tuesday - Chicken Fajita

Wednesday - Spaghetti

Thursday - Pizza

Friday - Grilled Cheese


Annual Survey


   Please take the time to participate in our annual perception survey.

We truyl appreciate your time and feedback.


E.E.K. Girls on the Run

Season begins March 2, 2015.  Online regiatration January 26th at 6:00 pm through February 13th at 11:55 pm. LIMITED TO 15 GIRLS.  Registration Fee is $150 - scholarships are available. 

Coaches:  Mrs. White and Ms. Martin

Flyers are available in the E.E.Knight office.


Principal Gavenda and the E.E.Knight Geography Bee Winner Callum H. and runner up Keigan O.


Mrs. Eichenberg's 4th Grade Student of the Month - Gabby S.


Mrs. Cunningham's 4th Grade Student of the Month - Perrien R.


Geography Bee 2015




For the 27th consecutive year, the Ovid-Elsie Middle School participated in the National Geography Bee.  This is sponsored by the National Geographic Society and Google.  The bee was instituted several years ago by teacher Mickey Howard to encourage interest in geography.


All middle school students participated in a first round questionnaire and10 students advanced to the school finals.  This round was held in the gymnasium on January 15th, 2015 in front of the entire student body and staff members.  The 10 students who qualified for the finals were:  Noah Payne, Matt Russell, Adam Peckens, Weston Kvalevog, Cayden Flynn, Ella Sheedlo, David Hammond, Blake Bensinger, Joey Cooper, and defending school champion Henry Gruber.


The finals competition came down to a championship round featuring Matt Russell and Noah Payne, with Mr. Payne outlasting Mr. Russell to become the 2015 Ovid-Elsie Middle School National Geography Bee Champion. Matt did an outstanding job as well, and finished as the runner-up.  Noah will now take the qualifying exam that will be sent on to the National Geographic Society headquarters to be scored. The top 100 scores for the qualifying test will then determine who will go on to the state competition to be held at Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant. From the state level of competition one winner will go on to compete at the national level and a chance for a $25,000 scholarship.


Mr. Latz and Mr. Zalud coordinated the bee at the Ovid-Elsie Middle School. Congratulations to all the participants, for a job well done.


E.E.K. January Birthdays

3 -  Ethan O.

4 -  Skyler S.

5 -  James S., Ryder R.

6 -  Nicholas L.

9 -  Kayla C.

10- Morgan D.

13-Noah G.

17-Jessica H., Madison M., Michael M., II

18-Ondrea R.

19-Alejandra H., Emily P.

20-Kylah D., Hayden H.

21-Emma K., Dravin S.

23-Lane A., Emma F., Lillian H.

30-Kole M.

31-Kylee H., Brittany P.





Recess Policy

We have been getting several questions regarding our policy on recess. The following is taken from the Student/Parent Handbook: Outdoor recess – All students go outdoors for recess unless they have a signed doctor’s excuse or have been asked to remain inside by a teacher or staff member.  (Outdoor recess will occur as long as weather permits.  Outdoor recess will be cancelled due to inclement conditions such as rain or temperatures falling below 10 degrees or zero degrees wind chill.  Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately.)

Indoor recess – Indoor recess requires students to stay in their individual classrooms and is held only when it is raining or the temperature is too extreme.


Middle School Marauder Minutes

                                                                                                           Posting date of 11/04/2014

Click here for the middle school newsletter for 10/31/2014

Click here for the middle school newsletter for 10/03/2014


Marauder Mash Up Bike Winners!