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Middle School Lunch Menu for week of January 26th

                                                                                                              Posting date: 1/23/2015

Daily options will be a salad, pizza and the main entree

Monday: Hamburger

Tuesday: Quesadilla

Wednesday:  Salisbury Steak

Thursday: Pizza

Friday:  Chicken Sandwich


Middle School Events for the Week

Posting Date: 01/23/2015

Monday, Jan. 19th:  1st day of new semester/quarter & Boys BBall game vs. Shepherd 4:30 - 7th grade home and 8th grade away.

Wednesday, Jan. 28th: Boys BBall vs. Alma 4:30 - 7th grade away and 8th grade home.

Friday, Jan. 30th: Report Cards going home


Science Saturday for Middle Schoolers

Posting date: 01/21/2015

CRV is providing an educational, hands-on workshop at CMU on Saturday, January 31st. You would be working with Mid Central Area Health Education Center using the Central Michigan University Mobile Clinic. This is a large bus equipped as a health learning center with hands-on activities. Audiology students and staff will be on hand to conduct this activity. Students will visit the College of Health Professions, College of Medicine, and hear a presentation about all health professions at CMU. Cost is $20.00 and there is more information in the middle school office.


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.


Middle School Students of the Month 

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 Yearbook Sales

Posting Date: 01/16/2015

Order forms have been mailed to your home and also sent home with your child. Discounted Price of $35.00 is only good for next week - deadline date of 01/23/2015. Next and last deadline date will be Thursday, March 12th with a price of $40.00.



GATE - gifted and talented education

You're invited to the 2015 GATE Information Sessions!

 Please join us on Sunday, January 25th to learn about MSU Gifted and Talented Education programs for students who are currently in grade 6 and above.

 Sessions will discuss Summer 2015 programs and Academic Year programs that begin Fall 2015, as well as Dual Enrollment, and Testing options.

 Program information is also available in our 2015-16 GATE Program Guide


 Sunday, January 25, 2015

 Information Sessions Schedule

 Check-In             12:00 PM

 LEAF: French     12:15-1 PM

General/Summer Programs   12:30-1 PM

 CHAMP: Math     1-1:45 PM

 Testing/Dual Enrollment 2-2:45 PM

 ISHALL: English  3-3:45 PM

 See more details at

Flyer on MS Counter


 Michigan State University

Business College, Room N100 & N130

632 Bogue Street

East Lansing, MI 48824

 Free Parking available in Ramp 1.

Campus map available at


Fill out the RSVP Form located at:

The RSVP deadline is Sunday, January 18th. 

Phone: (517) 432-2129


Middle School Spring Dance First Meeting!

Middle School Parents/Grandparents:

Plans are under way for the OEMS “Candy Crush” Spring Dance 2015.  The dance will be held on Saturday, May 30th from 7:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the Middle School.  We understand that this date is later than normal, however major consideration was given to accommodate families/students with the various dance recitals, sports events and school trips already on the calendar.  A large number of parent/grandparent volunteers are needed to make this dance a success.  We invite you to attend the first planning meeting on Sunday, January 18th at 4:00 p.m. in the OE Middle School cafeteria.  Parents/Grandparents of 7th & 8th grade students are welcome to assist with the planning of this dance.  This dance is a parent sponsored activity so please contact Kirsten Cole with any questions related to this event via e-mail at



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.





Ovid Elsie Middle School January Birthdays


January Birthdays Ovid-Elsie Middle School:

Haley Goins 1st    
Alicia Brisboy 2nd    
Makel Bush 2nd    
Evelyn Fender 2nd    
Haley Hilgendorg 2nd    
MacKenzie Schueller 3rd    
Kaden Denison 5th    
Dominic Sempsrott 5th    
Jocelynn Holton-Pugh 8th    
Bethany Zimmerman 8th    
Tyler Knickerbocker 16th    
Devon Stringhum 16th    
Adam Allport 18th    
Noah Price-Jolly 18th    
Raygan Fluharty 21st    
Trenten Espie 31st    

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


OE to DC 2015

                                                                                                                  Posting date: 10/30/2014

The deadline date is fast need to have registered and paid your $99.00 deposit by November 15, 2014. Please contact nationsclassroom with any questions or to register. Phone #877-270-1776 and website is - you will need to use trip id#34091502. OE to DC here we come!


Marauder Mash Up Bike Winners!


Lunch Menu-Week of 1/19/2015

Monday - Bosco Sticks

Tuesday - Taco

Wednesday - Turkey Gravy with biscuit

Thursday - Pizza

Friday - Grilled Chicken w/Brown Rice


Lunch Menu-Week of 1/26/2015

Monday - Hamburger

Tuesday - Quesadilla

Wednesday - Salisbury Steak

Thursday - Pizza

Friday - Cheicken Sandwich